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Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

Lisa Crockett of Salad Revolution is making salads for the Crusaders this Friday.

A Nelson woman's salad delivery business has been given a boost by a team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

Paige Mockler was awarded the New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Young Volunteer of the Year award, pictured here with Johnny Cash, one of the horses at Whakatu Group Riding for the Disabled.

A love of horses and seeing others smile is what keeps Paige Mockler volunteering with the Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Group.

Former refugee helps others settle

Ngun Uk Thang-Lian with some of the volunteers who helped him when he came to Nelson as a refugee in 2006. He is now helping another family as a Red Cross Refugee Services volunteer.

A Burmese man who came to Nelson as a refugee now volunteers to settle others who have fled persecution and he wants more people to join him.

Helping showcase items made with love

Paula Layton at Beehive Collective.

Nelson has long had a reputation of being a crafty wee city. Paula Layton is one of those helping Nelson artisans get their quality hand-made products to market.

Freedive for dolphins video

William Trubridge Plunge Free Dive.

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

Nell second at NZ champs

Connor Rangi, 15, Josh Nell, 15, and Brayden Nell, 13, recently competed at the New Zealand Youth Ministock Championship in Oxford.

Nayland College ministock racer Josh Nell caps off best ever season with a second place at New Zealand championship.

When cancer is a laughing matter

Steve Wilson and Rachel Yerbury-Wilson are organising Cormac's Laughing at Cancer Cabaret for hospice fund raising.

A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.

Back to Nepal for Nelson director

First Steps Himalaya charity director Durga Aran

The Nepalese director of a Nelson based charity heads home to get children back to school after devastating earthquakes.  

'Safe' Budget good but could be better

Shanna Robb and Rory Boyd with their children Saskia Boyd, 1, Brooklyn Boyd, 5, and Mackenzie Boyd, 3.

Nelson family pleased to see improvements for lower income workers, but believe more could be done.

The man behind Garin's school of rock

The Peasants of Eden featuring Caleb and Georgia Nott play at the 2010 Smokefreerockquest in Nelson

Teacher Kyle Proffit has already helped shape one of the country's biggest musical groups.

Mystery illness leaves teen in coma

Nelson teenager Alex Renton has been in a coma at Wellington Hospital since April 8

Family of Nelson teenager in coma celebrated his birthday with him but still don't know what caused his condition.

Pair of Andreas win after fun run

Andrea Thompson, left and Andrea Thomson were both gifted bikes by Jennian Homes Nelson Bays general manager Daryl O'Reilly after they took part in the Mother's Day fun run on Sunday.

Andrea Thomson and Andrea Thompson were both named winners of the star prize at a Mother's Day fun run in Nelson.

Time to celebrate nursing

Nursing staff from the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board celebrate International Nurses Day at Nelson Hospital.

Nurses from across the region got together to celebrate the work they do caring for patients as part of International Nurses Day.

Self-directed learning lots of fun

Amy Thornton and Carla Baden of Hampden St with their "Genius Hour'' project.

Amy Thornton and Carla Baden are working on a project to show people recycling can be fun.

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