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Teen stranded in tent at sea video

Meg Parfitt, left, Jesse White,  Kirsty Fern, and Jayden Walker, take a group photo before they head their separate ways.

Nelson's Meg Parfitt "drew the short straw" to be marooned on a barge while her friends holiday in Fiji.

Young stars impress at Bandquest gallery

First place winners, DNA, of Nelson Intermediate, during the Nelson Rockshop Bandquest 2016 in the Theatre Royal on ...

Wannabe rock stars took the stage to show off their skills at the Rockshop Bandquest regional finals.

Routhan's last season at Nelson Netball

Centre manager Chelsea Routhan is leaving Nelson Netball at the end of the season.

Nelson Netball centre manager Chelsea Routhan is moving on after three seasons to become the programme director at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Chef goes from Slash to sushi video

Chef William Gould has cooked for the rich and famous.

WIlliam Gould's career arc has seen him move from the criminal fringes to cooking for the rich and famous.

Westpac move upsets residents

Rachel Boyack, left of First Union and Gordon Currie of Greypower with petitions calling for Westpac to review their ...

Westpac customers are saying the proposal to close Nelson branches is "devastating".

Fast and furious clash

Tasman Makos captain and flaker Shane Christie.

Makos keen for running rugby at Lansdowne Park.

Hooting and shooting at hunger

The Executioner gives a trademark stare during the Homowo celebration of Ghana's Ga tribe.

Former Nelson journalist Stacey Knott gets immersed in a vibrant and intimidating Ghanaian festival.

From WINZ to winning

Hana Pellowe has been working at Master Valet Drycleaners for three months after getting the job through Work and Income.

From struggle street to success story, Hana Pellowe knows what it's like to live off $40 of food each week but that's all a distant memory.

Band's second chance at stardom video

The seven-piece band from Golden Bay High School, The Hoard took home second place at the Nelson 2016 Smokefree ...

A hip hop band from Takaka needs your votes for a wild card entry to the Smokefree Rockquest finals

Boss given $37k lesson

Rohit Sharma at his new workplace, Flavours of Cairo in Richmond. Sharma was exploited by his former bosses at Taste of ...

"We're not here to work like slaves," says restaurant employee who worked 77-hour weeks for less than $400.

Business Matters

Toyzone have moved from their Hardy St location to Buxton Carpark, the former location of Pottering About.

A home decor store says goodbye, Nelson accommodation finalists in Australasian hotel awards and a new shop in Buxton Square.

Home ownership unreachable video

Hunter Wright, left, and Sandi Langridge are struggling to buy a home in which to raise their nine-month-old son Arlo.

Most sold houses reappear on TradeMe's "to rent" section within a fortnight, says couple who can't buy a home.

Crafting wine from the land

Viticulturist Jonny Hiscox at the Whenua Matua vineyards in Upper Moutere.

Jonny Hiscox is rightfully very proud of his workplace, the Whenua Matua vineyards that are home to Aronui Wines.

Myanmar staff are stars video

XLam general manager Neil Dodunski, middle, with dimeter operator Ka Mo, left and machine shop supervisor La Aung, both ...

Nelson timber firm takes pride in the achievements of refugee staff in gaining trade qualifications.

Meet the candidates

Ballot box.

Nelson and Tasman mayoral hopefuls tell us why they should get your vote this election.

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