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Fairy dust dries up on farms

Landscape farmed by Outstandingly Nice Landowners.

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Cancer survivor bares all for fundraiser

Nelson's Hannah Straker who is undergoing chemotheraphy following a mastectomy.

Hannah Straker is the face of Eat, Nuture, Love, an event to raise funds and support those living with breast cancer.

New lease of life for historic fire station

The old fire station premises where Aon Insurance Brokers will be moving into.

Nelson's old fire station will finally have new tenants after being left empty for more than a year.

Turning the clock back to 1960

Kevin Williams outside the former Ariesdale Store, on Murphy St, Toi Toi owned by his parents Myrtle and Jack Williams ...

Kevin Williams remembers a time when his parents' Toi Toi shop was a hive of activity.

Growing a down-to-earth business

Stephen Morris of Heatherdale Orchards at the Nelson Saturday Market.

One of the characters at the Nelson Saturday market is fruit and veges man Stephen Morris.

Strong turnout for fleet blessing video

Graeme Bennett, left, whose son Paul Bennett died last October on the FV Jubilee, prepares to throw flowers into the sea ...

A man who lost his son at sea was the official wreath thrower for the 16th annual Blessing of the Fleet.

Nelson winery wins international awards

Waimea Estates general manager Ben Bolitho with some award winning wine.

A Nelson winery won six medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

From hoop dreams to Olympian

Julian Matthews is one of three New Zealand runners selected to race in the 1500m in Rio.

Until he met running coach Greg Lautenslager, Julian Matthews was a teenager with a dream to play in the NBA.

Myanmar refugee's 'proudest moment'

Nelson College First XI football player Van Roland Hlawn Ceu, 18, has been selected in the New Zealand secondary schools ...

Myanmar refugee Van Roland Hlawn Ceu says playing for NZ secondary schools football team will be the proudest moment of his life.

Pair "made to look bad"

Rolf and Ute Kleine said they were unfairly targeted and profiled by police to look like blackmailer criminals.

Golden Bay couple say they were unfairly targeted and profiled by police to look like the 1080 blackmailer.

Harvesting willow power and community spirit

Anywhere between 70 and 120 pickers turn up to Pete Greer's annual willow harvest at Onekaka.

Harvest traditions are all but dead in this country. The corporate takeover of our food production and the rise of supermarkets has seen to most of them.

Ernie celebrates 3000 rescues

Paul "Ernie" Bryant Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter crew member celebrates his 3000th flight.

Rescue Helicopter crewman Paul "Ernie" Bryant celebrated 3000 rescues on Tuesday.

Radio building to have new lease on life

James Upton of the Nelson English Centre has taken over the former Radio Nelson Building in Selwyn Place.

The Nelson English Centre will move to a new location soon.

'We're so proud of George'

George Bennett finished seventh place on stage nine of the Tour de France.

Kiwi rider's home cycling club revels in his Tour de France success.

Nap Nanny wins start-up event

The winning team in the Innovate Nelson competition, Alex Russell, Tom McKay, Jacinda Stallard, Calum Coombs, Jennifer ...

A monitor to help prevent flat head syndrome in babies has won the Innovate Nelson start-up competition.

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