A youth who set fire to Nayland College because "he was cold" has been sentenced.
Video: A family returned home after a day's work to find their home "completely gutted" by a huge fire.
Journeyman barista sets up shop in Stoke
Barista Derek Henry, formerly of Lambrettas, Zumo and Red Gallery, has taken over a cafe and bar in what he describes as "up and coming" Stoke.
A Stoke retirement village has more than doubled its staff with the opening of a $10m "village centre".
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Members of Stoke's Celtic Pipe Band are exhausted but exhilarated after their tour to Germany.
Visitors are being warned about a vomiting bug at Whareama rest home in Stoke.
A controversial application for a liquor store licence in Stoke has been withdrawn.
Stadium now city's main event venue
Saxton Stadium, more used to netball than art, will also host cats, gardens and blokes this year as it takes over as Nelson's premier event venue.
A fire that quickly spread across 1500 square metres in Stoke is believed to have been sparked by newly installed telephone wires.
A Nelson cyclist has fronted up to clear his name over a crash, saying he's not a hit-and-run rider.
Gallery: If you went down to the woods in Isel Park yesterday, you were sure of a big surprise.
Treasured memories were on display at the Stoke Memorial Hall for the Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club's annual show.
A Dairy owner criticised for selling legal highs in Nelson is under fire for trying to open a liquor store.
A man has been charged with assaulting a child following an incident outside Countdown Stoke.
A Stoke man is hundreds of thousands of dollars richer after winning Lotto's top prize on Saturday.
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A few weeks back we joined a celebration at McCashin's Brewery launching a new beer series and a new book called The First Craft Beer - The McCashin's Story and the Kiwi Brewing Revolution it Sparked.
An unscheduled rubbish collection has picked up bags of waste around Stoke streets.
A man who allegedly assaulted a child outside Stoke Countdown has come forward after an appeal for information in a Nelson Mail story yesterday.
Group of 100 motorists used 'vigilante' tactics to recover a car stolen from a car show at Motueka.
A Stoke house extensively damaged by a fire last week was home to a commercial cannabis farm. | Stoke home gutted by fire
Video: Loud bangs of windows blowing out alerted neighbours to a blaze that destroyed a Stoke house this morning.
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Stoke is not a fashionable or trendy place - and we don't care. Stoke's strength is its atmosphere, strong community and facilities, not its retail zone.
Nelson's McCashin's Brewery has won a sought-after Trans-Tasman award with its Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale.
Church that fails to meet quake standards and changing needs of congregation is up for sale.
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Stoke and Founders breweries have been criticised for losing their connection to their local roots. But these families have no intention of letting go.
Video: Homes in Stoke went without electricity after a speeding car slammed into a power pole on Neale Ave.
Nelson has plenty of up and coming musicians, judging by the 23 bands performing at the Rockfest at Stoke School.
Cafe owner Sharon Macarthy who organised a dating evening for the over 40s said it was such a success she plans to make it a regular event.
A couple evicted from a Stoke rental property claim their former landlord forced them out of their home. | Quake 'victims' trash house
A Nelson homeowner has been left out of pocket after offering help to a family she thought was 'absolutely desperate'.
The latest census data shows what Stoke residents already know; the suburb is growing and an attractive place to live.
A 20-year-old Stoke man has avoided a prison sentence after admitting he groomed and did a sexual act with a 13-year-old boy.
Nine-year old Cooper Keeler-Herd is the latest victim of a spate of scooter thefts in Nelson.
Youngsters flock to skate and scooter contest
Skaters and scooter-ers took advantage of an empty carpark at Broadgreen Intermediate School to test a set of flash new ramps.
Dating in Nelson can be tough. Internet dating is not for everyone and neither is going pubs or night clubs in the hope of meeting Mr or Mrs right.
The city council is under fire for failing to notify residents about a Saxton Field nightclub serving as 'party central' for the Masters Games.
Stoke resident Brian Fairbairn wants the Nelson City Council to overhaul its system for listing protected trees.
Stoke Volunteer Firefighter Mark Janssen is Mr October in the New Zealand Firefighters' Calendar 2014.
Fundraiser to welcome more than 40 big rigs
Stoke School parents are thinking big for their next fundraiser - big trucks.
A Stoke resident is mad as hell at the city council after receiving his rates bill - for less than he expected.
Stoke is often regarded as Nelson's forgotten suburb, which is why election hopefuls are focusing on the area. Tracy Neal reports.
A Stoke man sold cannabis so he could buy "legal highs", the Nelson District Court has heard.
Stadium up and running for Masters Games
Saxton Stadium is nearly ready for its first major competition since flooding closed its doors in April: next month's NZCT South Island Masters Games.
Police dog teams were called to a school on Saturday night after an arsonist started a fire on the premises.
A Nelson retailer who planned to open legal high shop in Stoke has surrendered his licence.
A Stoke farm selling milk straight from its farm gate is expanding - with plans to install three new milk vending machines.
A new "legal high" outlet planned by the owner of Haven Rd dairy has encountered opposition.
Police want to identify a group of youths who intimidated an elderly man walking his dog.
McCashin's Brewery has a golden glow after doing well at this year's Beer Challenge awards in London.
Two mayoral rivals have clashed over who should take credit for a new community hub in Stoke.