Christine Harrison is saying goodbye to Nelson Central School after 40 years of teaching there.

School's out for Christine

After 40 years' service, Nelson Central School deputy principal Christine Harrison is calling it a day.

Queen St slowing down

Vehicles travelling along the commercial section of the main street in Richmond will have to keep to 30kmh from August.

The speed limit along a stretch of Richmond's main street will drop to 30kmh.

Sunny Marlborough a class act

Top of the south described as country's "best kept secret" for international students.

School fair's another quacker

Sun and support made Riwaka School's annual duck race fundraiser a huge success.

Callout bill for fire alarm prankster

Man who set off fire alarm at an apartment complex hit with a four-figure fee.

Poison fight heads to court

Community Group takes legal action ahead of Brook Sanctuary aerial poison drop.

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Sunny Marlborough a class act

A pruning session at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology campus, in Blenheim, impresses visiting agents ...

Top of the south described as New Zealand's "best kept secret" for international students.

School's out for Christine

After 40 years' service, Nelson Central School deputy principal Christine Harrison is calling it a day.

30kmh speed limit for Queen St

School fair's another quacker


Coast to Coast winner's big decision

Nelson teenager Cameron Jones has been selected in the New Zealand squad for the Mountain Bike World Championships.

Cameron Jones to concentrate on mountainbiking following world championship selection.

Last-gasp goal puts MBC through

MBC midfielder Harrison Pine goes on the attack against Waimea College at A and P Park.

With two minutes remaining at A and P Park, Blenheim, Waimea College seemed to have done enough to qualify for the New Zealand secondary school football championships.

McIntyre takes race three

Emma Bateup in action during the Nelson Mountain Bike Club downhill winter series.

Less than six seconds separates winner and runner-up at downhill winter series race three.

Suburbs hang on through Wilson's heroics

Nelson Suburbs goalkeeper Corey Wilson punches the ball clear during their 1-0 win over Coastal Spirit.

A crucial save by Corey Wilson keeps Nelson Suburbs' Chatham Cup hopes alive.

Turner makes it look easy

Joey Turner scored four goals in Richmond's 7-1 win over Motueka.

Richmond Athletic star Joey Turner has scored 22 goals in six games.

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Nelson songbird flies home again

Nelson-born songwriter Sharon O'Neill is returning home for two shows at the Boathouse in September.

One of Nelson's most successful musical exports is coming home for two September shows.

Moveable Feasts to warm up winter

Nelson restaurants Fords, Urban, Golden Bell and Babagatto are four of the 16 eateries showcasing their food during the ...

Culinary journeys through three Nelson restaurants in one night are back on the menu with even more variety.

Forty years in the food game

Tony Robertson outside Char Bar and Grill on Hardy St.

Tony Robertson, owner of two major Nelson eateries, share his recipe for success in the restaurant business.

Wizard of Oz coming to Nelson

Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel is playing at Nelson's Annesbrook Church on September 20 as part of a nationwide ...

Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel talks about his Kiwi musical connections, Nashville and scoring free tickets to the races.

Film delves into effects of capitalism in modern China

A scene from next weeks Film Society screening of Mountains May Depart

Jia Zhangke, cinema's skilled historian of a China evolving so rapidly that its own citizens can scarcely keep up, strikes a melancholic chord in Mountains May Depart. 


Bittersweet baking to the political rescue

Mary Sullivan delivers MP Nick Smith poo-shaped cupcakes in protest about New Zealand's poor water quality.

At first glance I didn't think a freshly baked batch of 'poo' cup-cakes would come to my political rescue.

Tourism is breaking its social contract

Curly Question ? What is the right number of overseas hunters and anglers in New Zealand annually?

No one can argue with the concept of Tourism. After all, it is the rock star of the New Zealand economy.

Protest permits a clause for thought

The bylaw was created to deal with Lewis Stanton and the issue of freedom campers in the city.

OPINION: The city council's proposed permit to protest bylaw is rapidly descending into farce.

The school of hard knocks for public speaking

Cellphones - every speaker's worst enemy.

Public speaking continues to be a bit of a challenge for middle-aged man Stu Hunt

Dreading the looming election

Many benefits of new personal tax system: Bill English

OPINION: When did maintaining New Zealand's democracy become such a tired and unattractive prospect?

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Tourism is breaking its social contract

Curly Question ? What is the right number of overseas hunters and anglers in New Zealand annually?

No one can argue with the concept of Tourism. After all, it is the rock star of the New Zealand economy.

Experiencing volunteering firsthand

Nelson Mail reporter Carly Gooch volunteered at Nelson Hospital's Oncology Ward.

 Carly Gooch finds out first hand what volunteering is really all about by spending some time helping out in the chemotherapy ward at Nelson Hospital.

The Kiwi who's helping Oracle

Boat Build Manager Tim Smyth with a early version of one of Oracles foils.

If Oracle turn it round to beat Team NZ, it could be thanks in part to a boat builder from Nelson.

Women mean business at Mapua

Debbie Lavery at the Jellyfish Cafe at Mapua Wharf. For feature on Mapua ...

Cherie Sivignon meets seven businesswomen in Mapua, near Nelson, who have broken through the glass ceiling.

Negotiating the pothole questions of life

Potholes go from bad to worse in winter.

OPINION: There are many unanswered questions in life. Potholes are one of them.


Kahurangi avenge previous heavy defeat

Stoke prop Tom Hill scores a try against Marist.

Kahurangi, Wanderers and Marist secure important club rugby wins.

Waimea win and Nelson lose to late penalties

Waimea Combined Schools' fullback Matt Stevenson is wrapped up by the Lincoln defence.

Waimea Combined win but Nelson College lose tight school rugby matches.

Tima takes on the world - and wins

Baby Blacks winger Tima Faingaanuku proudly holds his World Rugby Under-20 Championship winner's medal.

Baby Blacks winger Tima Faingaanuku returns home with a winner's medal.

Stoke and Marist chasing top four spot

Waimea Old Boys beat Nelson in the dying minutes of extra time during the Tasman ...

Key club rugby match ups this weekend. 

Seddon to host Makos match

East Coast rugby players Andrew Lawson, left, Kaino Thomsen, Sebastian Sila and  Max Freydell are looking forward to the ...

There's never been a better reason to take a Thursday afternoon off work.


Permit to protest bylaw sparks outrage

Lewis Stanton's occupation of Trafalgar St has highlighted what the council says is a "gap" in its bylaw process.

A draft bylaw that would require permits to protest in Nelson has been called draconian and undemocratic.

Ruby Coast Arts members to open doors

Work by painter Lynette Graham, of Mapua, who is scheduled to take part in the Ruby Coast Arts open studios event.

The public can visit some working artists at Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman this long weekend.

Book art winner takes inspiration from life

Richmond Library promotions assistant Pania Konecna holds the Book Art competition section winning entry by Penny Sturrock.

It was a case of art imitating life for Book Art competition winning entry.

Short story comp entries open

Ella Pratt, of Mapua, gets her book signed by author Margaret Mahy at the inaugural Mapua literary festival in 2010.

Writers over 15 are urged to enter the short story competition.

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

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