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Deanna back home and cancer-free video

Deanna Marsden with her 800 cancer treatment beads, her mother DJ Lambert, sister Rebecca Marsden and father Adam Marsden back in their Nelson home after months of cancer treatment including radical surgery to her right leg.

After an amputation and 10 months of chemotherapy, Deanna Marsden is happy to be back in Nelson.

No regrets, says Nelson activist

Greenpeace protestors who scaled Parliament appear in Auckland District Court. From left, Johno Smith, Verena Maeder, Abigail Smith, Jeff Harrison.

Greenpeace activist Verena Maeder says climbing the Parliament building in June was "totally worth it".

Nelson student a Google doodle finalist video

Nelson College for Girls student Grace Elzenheimer is a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Grace Elzenheimer's take on the Google logo could be displayed on the homepage of the world's biggest website.

Nelson preschool teacher wins award

Layla Eathorne, 3, and Keva Burt, 2, play at Little People Early Learning Centre in Richmond while teacher Lisa Hearne holds Brooklyn O'Brien, 3.

Early childhood educator Lisa Hearne has been named as runner up in the NZ's Most Inspiring Teacher campaign.

An artful marriage

Caroline Marshall, left, and Sarah Sharp - owners of Nelson's Red Art Gallery and Cafe.

The owners of Nelson's Red Art Gallery & Cafe explain why art, coffee and food are such a perfect combination.

Malone selected for world champs

Nelson sprinter and Paralympic Games hopeful Liam Malone, 21, at the Saxton Field athletics track.

Double amputee Liam Malone has taken another significant stride towards his goal of running at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Nelson's Bhutanese celebrate

Priest Bishnu Adhakari, bottom centre conducts part of the Bhutanese Society of Nelson, Teej women's festival.

In a sea of saris and sweet smelling flowers, Nelson's Bhutanese Nepali women are keeping their traditions alive

Uniquely Nelson manager resigns

Cathy Madigan of Uniquely Nelson with her Tasman Makos supporters trolley on Hardy Street.

Cathy Madigan announces resignation from city's marketing and promotion organisation for personal reasons.

Celebration of voices in harmony

Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus in full voice

A concert this Sunday will highlight the talents of Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus.

Talking 'bout my generation

Year eight St Joseph's School pupil Evie Munro, 12, won he 2015 Interschools Speech Contest.

Explaining how "Generation Z" views the modern world made for a winning speech for St Joseph's student Evie Munro.

Adventure is in the blood for Fa'avaes

Sara Davidson, left, Zara Fa'avae and Ariana Walker, of the O2B ZAS team will be taking part in the Spring Challenge multi-sport event in Wanaka.

Sister of champion adventure racer Nathan Fa'avae tackles the sport her brother conquered to inspire women to get fit.

Seventy years of blooms video

Marie Hunter and John Hunter with daffodils growing at their Hope property. John Hunter showed his first daffodil at a Nelson horticultural show in 1945 and will enter the up coming Brightwater Spring Show marking 70 years of entering horticultural shows.

Growing a blue-hued daffodil might sound far-fetched to many, but for Nelson daffodil breeder John Hunter - anything is possible.

Rio within rower Robertson's reach

New Zealand rower and former Clifton Terrace School pupil Brook Robertson lifts five-year-olds Zoe van Zijll de Jong, left and Quinn MacDonald off the ground during a visit to his former school.

The injury that forced his rugby career to an abrupt end was a blessing in disguise for rower Brook Robertson.

Twelve-year-old makes senior squad

Jasmine Donald, 12, has been selected in the Nelson Bays Football senior women's representative squad.

A football prodigy with "an old head on a young body" has been selected for the Nelson senior squad.

Grant for former Mail writer

Paul Bensemann's book will tell the story behind the country's campaigns to save key eco-systems.

A former Nelson Mail reporter is writing a history of the New Zealand conservation movement, and has won a research grant to help him.

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