KFC outlet winging its way to Richmond video

The vacant site at 26-28 Talbot St in Richmond that may become a new KFC outlet is between the Upper Queen development ...

Negotiations are under way for one of the fast food franchise stores at a vacant site next to Richmond Mall.

Call for councillor to step down as chair video

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Extinction Rebellion Whakatu protestors Yasmeen Jones-Chollet, ...

But mayor says fellow councillor's criticism of Councillor Tim Skinner was an attempt to “embarrass and intimidate”.

School a finalist in Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

Nelson College for Girls is a finalist in the excellence in health and wellbeing section of the Prime Minister’s ...

A Nelson school has been recognised for its student wellbeing programme, with the announcement it is a finalist in this year’s Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

New pou stake out school values

Parklands school tumuaki/principal Andrea Smith said the pou were a way of stating the school’s values and identity, ...

A Motueka school has unveiled four new pou, representing its values and “Māori culture embracing other cultures”.

Construction set to begin on Stoke Youth Park

A new skatepark is one of the key features of the youth park, which will be built next to Main Road Stoke.

The Stoke Youth Park has got the final go-ahead more than a decade after the proposal was first put forward.

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Cat in the mist: Misty's missing year video

Despite a number of ‘dead ends’ the family never gave up hope of finding Misty.

Misty's family searched for her for a year, never giving up hope, until one day, she was finally found.

Free Myanmar event raises $12,000 video

Organiser Mwe Mwe Htain, left, and her daughter, Waso Kyaing, 12, at an event in Nelson on May 30, which raised more ...

An event in Nelson to help families affected by a military coup in Myanmar raised more than $12,000.

Home detention for meth dealers

Methamphetamine that's been seized by New Zealand police. (File photo)

Three men facing multiple charges of offering to supply methamphetamine have been sentenced to home detention.

Winners' F.E.A.L good factor

F.E.A.L members Bryn Stevens, left, Bella Shand and Harrison Frator, who hail from Motueka High School.

Rocking out to their own beat has seen alternative band F.E.A.L claim the regional Rockquest final, with the Motueka High School trio now eyeing up higher honours.

Matariki events to light up Nelson

Fireworks will be returning to Neale Park for the city council’s Matariki celebration this year, after a festival at ...

Two Matariki celebrations will be held in the city on July 2 and 3, featuring a hāngī, live performances and fireworks.

Airline's new plane ready to spread wings

Covid delayed the arrival of its third aircraf, but Originair chief executive Robert Inglis said it was “worth waiting ...

Nelson-based Originair is increasing its Palmerston North services to four flights per weekday after the arrival of its third Jetstream aircraft.

Extra dam funds 'not expected' video

The Waimea Community Dam, photographed in April under construction in the Lee Valley, near Nelson.

Nelson City Council is poised to pay a long-agreed $5 million contribution towards the over-budget Waimea dam project – and not a penny more.

Controversial sale of building gifted to school proceeding video

Bronte House built circa 1910 in Nelson South is on the market after Nelson College for Girls decided to put the ...

Negotiations under way on controversial sale of Bronte House that was gifted to Nelson College for Girls in 2002.

Taking a shot at new national festival video

New Zealand Photo Festival organisers Braden Fastier and Andy MacDonald will be bringing the inaugural event to Nelson ...

Two photographers are creating a national festival to expose the joy of photography to those who practise the craft and to the public.

Winemaker with the X-factor

Te Mania and Richmond Plains winemaker Steve Gill has been making incredible, award-winning wines for two decades.

Steve Gill has wine in his veins, nutured from an early age. And what he brings to the table is something to behold.

News

Students in hardship waiting for help

Hampden St principal Don McLean said for some of its “kids, turning up each day with a pair of shoes and a jacket is not ...

Children are struggling without basics like lunches and shoes this winter in the Nelson region and it is not just lower decile schools needing help.

Eight-year-old bowler at indoor nationals video

Freddie Persico was excited to have a week off school as he took on bowlers with vastly more experience at the indoor nationals in Blenheim.

Cat in the mist: Misty's missing year video

Free Myanmar event raises $12,000 video

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KFC outlet winging its way to Richmond

Negotiations are under way for one of the fast food franchise stores at a vacant site next to Richmond Mall.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's On in Nelson

The Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary is a National Geographic exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum, ...

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

Students rise to the challenge

NMIT students Paige Keepa-Hutchinson, left, and Sophie Olaman showed what they were made of in the competition.

Hats off to these two, who went head-to-head, withstood the heat and showed what they were made of during a competition to find New Zealand's next best chef.

Taking a shot at new national festival video

New Zealand Photo Festival organisers Braden Fastier and Andy MacDonald will be bringing the inaugural event to Nelson ...

Two photographers are creating a national festival to expose the joy of photography to those who practise the craft and to the public.

Winemaker with the X-factor

Te Mania and Richmond Plains winemaker Steve Gill has been making incredible, award-winning wines for two decades.

Steve Gill has wine in his veins, nutured from an early age. And what he brings to the table is something to behold.

No place gives window to refugee plight

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Golden Bay artist Emma Lay's work entitled 'No Place' is on display in ...

As World Refugee Day approaches, hundreds of clay figures shine a light on refugees' plight.

Opinion

Understanding structural words in te reo

Particles, have grammatical functions specific to te reo Māori.

A good understanding of the use of the particles is important in making progress towards fluency in te reo Māori.

Figurehead or inspiration? A bit of both video

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L-R: Dr Richard Davies, husband of new Governor-General Cindy Kiro, and Cindy ...

OPINION: Incoming Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro will have a largely symbolic role, but can be a powerful inspiration.

Transformers? Climate action will be biggest test

Calls for climate change action are growing louder.

OPINION: As the Covid crisis hopefully recedes, the mother of all transformational challenges is coming into sharper focus.

Family ties the perfect base

John Esposito with his sons Salvi, holding a Margherita pizza and Vito, holding The Salvito pizza at their pizza bar ...

When John Esposito opened a pizza bar named after his two sons, he was determined to bring authentic Italian flavours that reflect his family’s heritage.

Revinventing new library as 'living room of the community'

High level design of the proposed new library and Climatorium riverside precinct on the lower Maitai River, provided by ...

A Nelson civic group leader argues we are too focused on the problems of a new library, rather than its big economic and social opportunities

Our People

Leaving his flock for 'God knows' what

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 Mike Hawke is retiring as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral ...

After five years behind the pulpit, the Christ Church Cathedral Dean is getting ready to hang up his collar.

Enigmatic dinoprints continue to fascinate video

Dr Greg Browne last weekend at the site of the largest group of dinosaur footprints.

Getting the chance to walk, almost, in the footprints of 70-million-year old dinosaurs is something to behold. Finding them is another thing.

An organic journey of Hope video

Like most visionaries, trial and error was the initial name of the game, until they perfected their processes.

Converting to organic farming the next logical step in winemaker's progression, with new challenges and opportunities to evolve their vineyards and wines.

Practice makes one-person possessives tino pai

With practice, in classes or with reading, the principles of te reo Māori should become a lot easier to master.

In one-person possessives so-called “neutral forms” have come to be frequently used, and while it's a lot to get your head around, practice, as they say, makes perfect.

Family ties the perfect base

John Esposito with his sons Salvi, holding a Margherita pizza and Vito, holding The Salvito pizza at their pizza bar ...

When John Esposito opened a pizza bar named after his two sons, he was determined to bring authentic Italian flavours that reflect his family’s heritage.

Arts

Learning from old hands

Nelson-Whakatu’s latest mural He Toanga Te Aroha (The Gift is Love) on the side of Refinery Art Space in Hardy St.

Nelson-Whakatū’s rangatahi got some high level help creating the city’s newest mural.

Cobb Valley's raw beauty reflected in long-awaited exhibition

Illustrator Kate Burness said it was the “contrast between the natural environment and the man-made” power station and ...

Ten artists from Golden Bay and Nelson spent five days immersed in the heights of the Cobb Valley in 2019 to produce a bold exhibtion from a vairety of different media and disciplines.

Sinbad steals the show

Some of the cast of Sinbad the Sailor (Retired).From left, Cutthroat Maggie (Michaela Sheehan), Sinbad (Robin Ringwood), ...

Nelson Repertory Theatre's fresh take on this seafaring classic made for a show that was like a gallion in full sail, bring fun and frivolity to the stage.

Angels bring Broadway to Nelson in a musical night to remember

The Nelson Centre of the Musical Arts was the scene of some angelic singing.

Covid pulled down the curtains on Sophie McCarlie's Edinburgh Fringe Festival dream, so the talented song bird and her friends carried on the show, in true style.

Lockdown image wins Bay Art

Chris Watson with her photograph "The Quiet Revolution of Uncertainty. Lockdown 2020" which took home to supreme award ...

A photograph of a Golden Bay street during lockdown has been hailed the Supreme Award winner at this year’s annual 33rd Bay Art competition.

Rose Lu a fresh voice for immigrants

Rose Lu released a book last year of nine personal essays about heritage, the diversity of cultures and the struggles of ...

"Many minorities and immigrants in New Zealand will be able to relate to her feelings of alienation and the pressure to conform."

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