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Nelson soldier immortalised in book

Author Richard Palmer at the Saturday Market signing his book Going Into Support Tonight.

A Nelson soldier killed at Passchendaele in 1917 has had his story immortalised by a Kiwi author.

Music and redemption

Joel Bolton formed Nelson's Youth Orchestras to give children the joy that he found in music.

The head of Nelson's youth orchestras found music and art as an escape from a miserable and abusive childhood.

Nelson kids solve problems together

Nelson Christian Academy students Josh Ray, left, Leilani Wilson and Paxon Bruce, right watched by Broadgreen Intermediate students Harry Palmer, centre and Liam Hunter (obscured) compete in the Stoke Cluster Problem Solving Challenge at Broadgreen Intermediate.

School children from across Nelson put their heads together to come up with solutions as part of a problem-solving challenge.

For Kayla, a cold could kill

Kayla White, 5, plays memory with her brother Lukas White, 3.

The mother of a Nelson five-year-old wants her to live a normal life, but the slightest cold could kill her.

Ashford leaves Waimea fire face

Doug Ashford's retiring from the Waimea Rural Fire Authority.

Waimea Rural Fire operations manager Doug Ashford is handing in his pager at the end of the month.

Heat pump woes sorted for family

Odette Llewellin, left, and Mike Pither won $4000 after they purchased their Fujitsu heat pump and had it installed by Nelson Heat Pumps.

Coming out of winter with a warmer home and a healthier bank account is unusual but one Nelson couple have managed it.

Farewell to Motoropolis

Alastair Paulin is going to miss Motueka's August weather. Yeah, right.

OPINION: I'm not being run out of Motueka on the end of a pitchfork. I'm leaving of my own free will.

Pioneer of industrial relations

Professor John Young

OBITUARY: Emeritus Professor F.J. L. (John) Young died in Nelson recently, aged 91.

Students celebrate women through art

Nelson College for Girls students Georgia Bailey, 14, Emma Pegg, 15, and Kaylani Boyd, 14, with their art work celebrating influential women in their lives.

Nelson College for Girls student have created art work that celebrates the influential women in their lives.

Turning failure into success

Justin Hall is seeking fresh success in a new venture.

Redwood Cellars owner Justin Hall has come full circle and now he's starting all over again.

Widow still searching for answers

Michael Steven Langford died in a forestry accident in 2013 but his partner Kim Moore is still searching for answers as to why.

The widow of a forestry worker killed during a horror year for the industry speaks out about her ongoing struggle.

Speed skating teen to travel to China

Nelson speed skater Xan Twissell, 13, is going to 2015 Li Shui International Open in China.

Nelson teenager Xan Twissell's speed skating is taking her to China.

Girls rally for refugees

Nelson College for Girls held a Amnesty International photo action event in support of doubling New Zealand's annual refugee quota of 750 on Thursday.

Nelson College for Girls students don't want New Zealand to simply raise its annual refugee quota, they want it doubled.

Life member honoured for services to rugby video

Terminal cancer sufferer Rhys Wells has been presented with a life membership to the Nelson Bays Rugby Sub-Union

A terminally ill rugby coach with almost 50 years of involvement in the game has been given a Nelson Bays life membership.

Sharing stories for Alzheimers

Author Duncan Cromar with his book Laughter and Lyrics which was written after his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimers.

A Nelson man has penned a book about his life and is donating some of the proceeds to Alzheimers Nelson.

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