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Answering 'cry of the heart'

Chaplain Tony Barnett, centre front, with Nelson Tasman Hospice staff outside the hospice. He is leaving Nelson to move to Auckland.

Institution needs community's help

Susannah Roddick, Fifeshire Foundation administrator at the celebration of the 20th birthday of the Fifeshire Foundation.

Susannah Roddick volunteered to help the sNelson School of Music's fundraising effort "because I believe that if everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot".

Kroos seeks perfection

Rhythmic gymnast Gracie Kroos, 15, trains at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium.

The fear of failure is what strives Gracie Kroos to be perfect on the floor.

Britta left sweating on Kona

Britta Martin wins Ironman Western Australia.

Elite Ironman competitor Britta Martin has a big dream, and that is success at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.

'Superstar' sisters step it up video

Shylah Andrews, 7, left, and her sister Zariyah Andrews, 9, won the novice section of the Viva Street New Zealand Dance Summit.

Nelson sisters take home national hip-hop honour at the Viva Street New Zealand Dance Summit.

Helen Henderson's lost debut album London released 35 years later

Helen Henderson's album London


Why this garden is so important gallery

Waimarama Community Gardens volunteer Matiu Blair in the Mandala garden at The Brook, Nelson.

One community garden near Nelson is gathering key data about New Zealand soil.

Kiwi nominated for Emmy

Former Nelson man Oliver Lynch who worked on the National Geographic show Life Below Zero which has been nominated for an Emmy award.

Nelson man who died suddenly this year gets posthumous awards nod for leading National Geographic TV series.

Gender diverse category 'affirming'

Spencer Sharpe, third from left feels visible after a new 'gender diverse' category from Statistics New Zealand.
Pictured with Q-Youth Members Connor McLeod, James Benseman, and Clare Fairbrother.

A queer youth activist says they finally feel visible after Statistics NZ announces a new gender category.

Giving up the drink for a good cause

Cher Hunter is participating in Dry July to raise funds for people living with cancer.

After losing her brother to cancer last year, Cher Hunter wants to continue his legacy to help improve the lives of those living with the disease.

Little Gabrielle begins new battle

Five-year-old Gabrielle Stephens is on her way to Auckland for chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare, life-threatening disease.

Nelson five-year-old Gabrielle Stephens is heading to Auckland to begin treatment for a rare life-threatening disease.

Nelson firefighter deployed to Canada

A firefighter pours water on a hot spot while tackling a wildfire near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

A Nelson firefighter may have to deal with bears, wolves and cougars while fighting wildfires in Canada.

Young fruit grower of the year named

Canaan Balck, 24, participates in the Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2015 competition.

A Waimea fruit grower has taken out the title of Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2015.

No need for lycra at Yoga for Blokes video

Yoga teacher Erin Dunlop is starting a men's only yoga group for men like  Rob Playford, second from left, Stuart Whitehouse and Nigel Bain.

There’s a new exercise class being created just for men, and lycra is not compulsory.

Former WOW CEO joins Cawthron

Cawthron Institute Board Chairman, Ian Kearney, says Meg Matthews will be an asset to his board and the wider organisation.

Meg Matthews appointed as the new director of Cawthron Institute, NZ's largest independent science organisation.

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