Support for lower limit


Residents living near a hazardous Nelson intersection welcome move to reduce the speed limit from 70kmh to 50kmh.

Community raising standards

Stoke School tackles deprivation head-on

Adriana Weepu

In the fourth part of a series looking at struggling families, Stacey Knott checks out initiatives in Stoke, one of Nelson's most deprived areas.

Police warn pranks risk lives


More missiles thrown from Stoke overbridge serve as a reminder of the potential danger to drivers, say police.

Retirement growth spurt

blue lines on Bridge St

Another 325 units will be added to the Nelson region's retirement village inventory with planned new developments and expansion of existing villages.

Upset Stoke win much deserved

Mackenzie Haugh

Stoke pulled off a stunning 22-20 upset Tasman Trophy rugby win over Wakatu Hotel Marist at Greenmeadows on Saturday.

Cannabis farm grows into gallery

Colin Wratt

Property in Stoke, which burnt down while housing a cannabis crop, transformed into new artspace.

All things Italian on the menu

Sonny Alesana

Red, white and green were the colours decking out Stoke Seniors Hall as they celebrated the Italian national republic day.

Faulty fitting blamed for blaze

fire at Waterblaster Solutions

An overheated light fitting is believed to be the cause of a devastating fire at the Wakatu Industrial Estate.

Youth need to come first in Stoke

OPINION: It's not surprising that councillors voted against the Stoke skate park. But we need to remember that young people were the losers.

Smoker dozing off caused fire

Stoke fire

Fire that gutted a house in Stoke caused by smoker falling asleep. | Fire destroys Stoke house

Stoke house destroyed

Stoke fire

A 73-year-old man was treated for burns after he escaped a fire that destroyed his Stoke house yesterday afteroon.

Stoke looks to future growth


OPINION: The current focus on Stoke is both overdue and an important and necessary aspect of planning for the region's future.

Input sought on Stoke's future

Simon Isemonger

A project to boost Nelson's "ignored" suburb of Stoke has been launched with the community being asked for ideas.

Business is booming in Stoke

Nelson College Hall

Cheap rental space in Stoke has driven a recent surge in demand which is now straining supply.

Secret highway fears

Rachel Reeseā€™s office

Group claims secret agenda to build motorway extension is behind proposal to close Brook Camp.

Trust seeks to plug gap

Te Korowai Trust is considering expanding its services into the Orchard St area of Stoke.

Fish dumper 'lazy, dirty'

Liz Evans

A Stoke woman is furious after she spotted a suspicious-looking 'fancy lady' dumping dead fish carcasses on her property.

Stoke development in spotlight


Ask the Mayor: Rachel Reese responds to questions about the city council's future plans for Nelson's 'forgotten suburb'.

Building for Nelson's future

Three Ridges

A 64-lot subdivision has started on The Ridgeway, offering affordable homes for under $500,000.

Residents want action on stormwater

Stoke residents are frustrated with having to fight rising waters during heavy rain.

House 44 unlikely to reopen


The House 44 community centre has shut, unable to secure funding after a financial scandal.

Body found in Stoke

Police are 'not ruling out anything' as they work to identify a man found dead in Stoke today.

School fire kept arsonist warm

A youth who set fire to Nayland College because "he was cold" has been sentenced.

Family's home gutted by fire

Stoke house fire

Video: A family returned home after a day's work to find their home "completely gutted" by a huge fire.

New venture for 'coffee genius'

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.

Stoke village opens $10m expansion

Nick Smith

A Stoke retirement village has more than doubled its staff with the opening of a $10m "village centre".

Band exhilarated after 'triumphant' tour



Members of Stoke's Celtic Pipe Band are exhausted but exhilarated after their tour to Germany.

Stomach bug alert at rest home

Visitors are being warned about a vomiting bug at Whareama rest home in Stoke.

Outcry leads to axing of liquor store

A controversial application for a liquor store licence in Stoke has been withdrawn.

Saxton ready for shows

Stadium now city's main event venue

Music in the Mountains

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.

Phone wires spark fire callout

stoke fire

A fire that quickly spread across 1500 square metres in Stoke is believed to have been sparked by newly installed telephone wires.

Cyclist denies 'hit and run' claim


A Nelson cyclist has fronted up to clear his name over a crash, saying he's not a hit-and-run rider.

More than a picnic for bears

Nelson teddy bears picnic

Gallery: If you went down to the woods in Isel Park yesterday, you were sure of a big surprise.

Classic bike show a hit

Shane Harwood

Treasured memories were on display at the Stoke Memorial Hall for the Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club's annual show.

Applicants defend liquor store bid

Chirag Tailor

A Dairy owner criticised for selling legal highs in Nelson is under fire for trying to open a liquor store.

Man charged with assault

A man has been charged with assaulting a child following an incident outside Countdown Stoke.

Big Lotto win for Black Cat player

A Stoke man is hundreds of thousands of dollars richer after winning Lotto's top prize on Saturday.

Stoke Recognition and the McCashin story


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.

Waste collection an eye-opener


An unscheduled rubbish collection has picked up bags of waste around Stoke streets.

Man suspected of assault identified

A man who allegedly assaulted a child outside Stoke Countdown has come forward after an appeal for information in a Nelson Mail story yesterday.

Police criticise 'vigilante' action

Group of 100 motorists used 'vigilante' tactics to recover a car stolen from a car show at Motueka.

Fire reveals grow rooms

Manson Ave fire

A Stoke house extensively damaged by a fire last week was home to a commercial cannabis farm. | Stoke home gutted by fire

Stoke house gutted by fire

house fire

Video: Loud bangs of windows blowing out alerted neighbours to a blaze that destroyed a Stoke house this morning.

Stoke: A quiet achiever that could do with more


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.

McCashin's wins beer award

Dean and Terry McCashin

Nelson's McCashin's Brewery has won a sought-after Trans-Tasman award with its Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale.

Stoke church on market

Gary Clover

Church that fails to meet quake standards and changing needs of congregation is up for sale.

Families keep history alive

Dean and Terry McCashin


Stoke and Founders breweries have been criticised for losing their connection to their local roots. But these families have no intention of letting go.

Crashed car cuts power

Stoke Crash

Video: Homes in Stoke went without electricity after a speeding car slammed into a power pole on Neale Ave.

Young musicians take the stage

Brightwater School

Nelson has plenty of up and coming musicians, judging by the 23 bands performing at the Rockfest at Stoke School.

Singles night popular

Sharon Macarthy

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.

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