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Nelson Central principal calls it a day

Former Nelson Central School principal Dr Paul Potaka, wearing a Korowai, the school staff and board gave him as a leaving gift, and holding a patu, gifted from the school’s whanau classes.

After 18 years as Principal of Nelson Central School, Paul Potaka has hung up his hat, and is off to spend time with family around the world.

Nelson muso joins Finn for Anzac anthem video

The original group that recorded "Blue Smoke", Noel Robertson, left, Jim Carter, Terry Hall and George Altridge.

At 96-years-old Jim Carter thought excitement in his life was behind him. Then Neil Finn phoned him.

Science teacher out of comfort zone gallery

Golden Bay High School science teacher Paul Nield is on a six-month placement at Cawthron Institute, which is part of the Science Teaching Leadership Programme.

Golden Bay science teacher Paul Nield has traded his classroom for the laboratory at Nelson's Cawthron Institute.

Hut makeover a tribute to tramper

Nelson Tramping Club members outside the painted  Flora Hut.

The popular Flora Hut in Kahurangi National Park has received a makeover as a lasting tribute to Nelson tramper Ruth Hesselyn.

Blanket blaze forces motel move

The electric blanket on the bed in the master bedroom of Andrew Goodale's Nelson house caught fire.

Andrew Goodale and his family have been living in a motel after an electric blanket burst into flames at his Nelson house.

Nurses gather for 60-year reunion

The nursing class of 1955 celebrate at their 60-year reunion. Nurses Margaret Martin, left, Mary Johns, Marg Sutherland, Merle Gibson, Miriam Spiers, Lucy Hargreaves, Gwyneth Thomson, Joan McKenzie and Beverley Stephens gathered together at Broadgreen House.

A group of former nurses got together for a reunion to celebrate the 60 years since they began their training at Nelson Hospital.

Epic ride for a worthy cause gallery

Nelson woman Caroline Crick, left, is cycling 3000km to raise funds for a new lightweight wheelchair for her sister Katherine.

Nelson woman Caroline Crick is set to cycle 3000km to to raise funds for a new wheelchair for her sister.

Tantalising tastes of Nelson

Nick Morris with a small selection of his products.

A Nelson success story which started at the Saturday Market has grown into a range of 350 products catering for foodies.

Yoga pioneer bids farewell to paradise

Yoga tutor Maureen McKain, foreground, is returning to Hamilton after more than 20 years of teaching yoga in Nelson.

After teaching yoga in Nelson for 20 years, Maureen McKain was farewelled on Tahunanui Beach on Saturday.

Sweet dreams are made of this

Karl Hogarth launched his Hogarth Craft Chocolate at the Nelson Market a month ago, after more than a year of refining his recipes.

Nelson is known for its craft beer, but there's a new artisan product on the scene - chocolate.

The anarchist mountaineer

John Glasgow became the first to climb Mt Cook/Aoraki's Caroline Face in November 1970. Glasgow successfully summitted with friend Peter Gough.

In 1970 John Glasgow made one of the most astonishing climbs in New Zealand. Then he became an anarchist and a gardener.

Rising star focused despite illness

Reece Walker has shaken off four
months of glandular fever to line up in
the 14-16 250cc class at the New Zealand
junior motocross championship.

It's fair to say Reece Walker hasn't had the ideal preparation leading up to this weekend's New Zealand junior motocross championship.

Vanished without a trace

Tobias Tohill's brother Danny Tohill has been missing for 10 years.

John Daniel Tohill, known as "Danny", was last heard from by family in 2005 after he left Nelson to travel north. Then he vanished.

The ties that bind

Paul Drummond has left his job as Tahunanui School principal as he started - flying through the air, clutching a friend.

Cancer fighter 'blown away' by aid

Weta costume and Jewellery designer Claire Prebble.

Golden Bay designer fighting cancer will travel to Germany for treatment thanks to hundreds of donations.

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