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Takaka comes alive for Mardi Gras video

Clair Fones brought colour and laughter to the Mardi Gras parade.

Carnival costumes, flamboyant bras and a five metre taniwha combined to light up Takaka's annual street party.

Two-year tiki tour to fight TPPA

Motueka protester Greg Rzesniowiecki - has spent the past 21 months on  anti-TPPA roadtrip around the country.

A Motueka protester has been travelling the country battling what he considers "a crisis of democracy".

Rabbits president recognised by NZRL

The Female Volunteer of the Year was presented to Leanne Anderson by Chris Bourke at the 2015 New Zealand Rugby League Awards.

Leanne Anderson has been named female rugby league volunteer of the year.

Saddling up for an epic ride

Marahau's Marie Palzer and her horse, Spirit are traveling around the South Island's coast to raise money for Tearfund.

Marie Palzer is travelling the length and breadth of the South Island on horseback for charity.

Futsal White dreams of World Cup

James Vaughan and the Futsal Whites will take on Oceania's best as they search for a place at the World Cup.

The qualifying quest for the World Cup begins next week for New Zealand's Futsal Whites.

Calling time on 'best job in the world'

Neville Stratford, left, has worked for the Nelson Mail for 47 years, Kerry Walker, right, is retiring after 21 years of service for the Nelson Mail.

Two long-serving Nelson Mail staff members reflect on a combined 68 years working for the paper.

School stories: Sir Geoffrey Palmer

A young Geoffrey Palmer with his father Russell, then editor of the Nelson Evening Mail.

As the Nelson School of Music heads into a major restoration and rebuild we hear from some key players about the role the school has played in their lives.

Mystery traveller brings Nelson to Siberia

The view on the road to the coldest place on earth, north Siberia.

A photo of sunny Nelson has been found in one of the coldest, most remote places on earth.

Rose Renton, medical marijuana campaigner

Nelson mother turned medical marijuana campaigner Rose Renton.

Rose Renton has vowed to spend the rest of her life working to ensure medicinal cannabis is available as a treatment for others.

Butterfly path nears completion

Rebekah Malthus, Tasman Hicks and Jeanie Hicks at the Project Butterfly Memorial Pathway at Fairfield Park.

A Fairfield Park mosaic pathway created to celebrate the lives of lost children is in its final stages.

Motueka man kicks energy drink habit

Shane Scott, 34, said he felt better after he stopped drinking energy drinks.

Man who suffered chest pains after guzzling a litre of energy drinks a day highlights wider NZ issue.

Golfer 'elated' at amazing feat

Lucky Golden Bay golfer and ex-mussel farmer, John Solly has aced his sixth hole-in-one.

A lucky Golden Bay golfer has defied odds by completing his sixth hole-in-one

Annabel cheers up after operation video

The Electrix Cheer team, Olivia Newport, 13, Ben Rumsey, 16 (obscured), Liv Carlsson, 17, Emma Lester, 16, Paige Byers, 16, top, Olivia Parker, 14, Joelle Noar, 7, Annabel Noar, 15, and Kimberly Chamberlain, 15.

Cheerleading has helped a Nelson teen recover from an operation to remove a tumour in her leg.

Todd aims to keep the pace

Nelson's Sam Todd in action during the Mountainbike Cup New Zealand downhill series.

In-form Nelson rider hopes for hometown advantage when NZ Cup rolls into town.

'Our lives have completely changed'

Ute and Rolf Kleine reflect over the past year and how their lives have changed since being targeted by police into a threat to contaminate milk powder with 1080.

The Kleine's of Golden Bay say they suffered public humiliation and lingering stress after police raids that wrongly put them at the centre of a 1080 poisoning scandal.

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