Kiwi cyclist wins thousands of fans video

Kiwi cyclist George Bennett reckons he’s given out more than a 1000 drink bottles to spectators on the side of the road.

George Bennett might have placed 35th, but he's a winner in this young fan's eyes.

Bedroom wall smashed in crash video

Motueka resident Manu Watson was sent flying across his bedroom after a car crashed into it. The driver has now been ...

Manu Watson was thrown across the room into a wall when a drink driver crashed into his house.

Apple spill turns road to mush

An apple spill has turned to mush on the Moutere Highway, near Richmond.

An estimated two to three tonnes of apples have turned to pulp on Moutere Highway.

Pizza Hut boss skips jail

Parents of the owner of four Pizza Huts "buy him out of prison" after his conviction for making his employees do his ...

Parents of the owner of four Pizza Huts "buy him out of prison" after conviction for making his employees do his housework.

One injured in house fire

Three fire trucks were sent to put out the fire in Richmond on Sunday night. (file photo)

A woman has been treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in Richmond, when she went back in to rescue her dog.

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Last hurrah for Harry's bar

Harry Morris of Harry's Nelson Restaurant & Bar has sold his establishment.

Harry's owner ready to taste freedom as popular bar and eatery changes hands.

Long ride to recovery for Finn

With a long road to recovery predicted, efforts are underway to raise money for young Nelson rider Finn Richardson and ...

One week on from a life-changing accident, efforts are underway to assist a young Nelson mountain biker through the rough ride to recovery.

Banner named one of NZ brewing's best

The team from Double Vision Brewing Mario Lanz, left, Evarn Flaunty, Warren Drahota, and Harry Henriksen at the Brewers ...

The cup runneth over for a Nelson brewery named in the winners list of NZ beer awards.

Mayor warned about contractor

Watts & Hughes construction director Rob Murphy talks to the media during a press conference held by Nelson City Council ...

A contractor emailed Nelson's mayor to warn her about the construction firm who won the Greenmeadows tender.

Chemical fears in shed fire

A fire in an agricultural shed on the Moutere Highway on Friday night was well involved by the time fire crews arrived.

First fire crews called to an agricultural shed fire near Nelson asked for more resources.

Tasman trounce Taranaki video

Tasman hooker Andrew Makalio scored two tries within the space of five first half minutes against Taranaki in Nelson.

Hooker Andrew Makalio bagged a double in Tasman's seven tries to two romp against Taranaki.

Health Minister coy on sugar tax video

Health Minister Dr David Clark speaks on Friday with health professionals at Nelson Hospital.

Health Minister Dr David Clark refuses to be drawn on a sugar tax, saying it's not part of Government thinking at this stage.

All Blacks test winner for Nelson video

Drummond said he had already fielded calls from other provinces keen to follow Nelson's example to host the All Blacks.

All Blacks test big winner for Nelson now other provinces hope to follow its blueprint.

Fight outside Pizza Hut

Police at an incident in lower Hardy St near Pizza Hut.

Three people have been arrested following a fight outside Pizza Hut in Nelson.

Police chase ends in arrest

Police at a cordon in the Victory Square area in the area where a man was arrested following a police chase.

A police chase through Nelson has lead to one arrest.

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Penning stories cathartic for abuse survivors video

Philip Chapman, left, Phil Ivamy and Pete Chapman outside the Male Room in St Vincent, with a new book , When Bad Things ...

Small things triggered the worst memories for one survivor of sexual abuse. Writing about it changed his life.

Chlorination for Richmond

The Richmond water supply will be temporarily chlorinated.

Hack of a challenge

Tortured artist paints to recovery

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Kiwi cyclist wins thousands of fans

George Bennett might have placed 35th, but he's a winner in this young fan's eyes.

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Tortured artist paints to recovery

Getting brush to canvas during a nervous breakdown was a "defining moment" for Russell Black.

A nervous breakdown helped unlock a new world of arld.

Bay Dreams sells out

Tens of thousands have been to Bay Dreams since it first hit the stage in Mt Maunganui.

If you weren't fast, you're now last as Bay Dream believers snap up every single ticket to the Nelson show.

Food for thought

The third Thinking Brunch tackles the inevitable end of life and how we deal with it.

The three Thinking Brunches on the Arts Festival menu will surely satisfy your curiosity.

Art with an outsider's eye

Nelson artist James Kirkwood with his recent work at Quiet Dog Gallery, which is on display until October 8.

Packed with visual thrills, a new painting show looks at the Nelson landscape in a bold new way.

Vintage ports in storm

Port expert Nick Heath, left, and wine writer John Saker with a selection of vintage ports at a tasting in Wellington.

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it - columnist Neil Hodgson put his tastebuds on the line for a vintage port tasting.

Opinion

Curran's demise a public disgrace

It had been obvious for some time that eventually Clare Curran would have no option but to relinquish her portfolio ...

Clare Curran's political demise may have been very public but it still wasn't easy to watch, writes Richard Griffin.

The surname's last stand

Reaching agreement on surnames can be a battle of wills.

Why give your kids just just one surname when they can have two?

Teach me something I don't know

Stacey Ashley is the Nelson representative of the New Zealand Educational Institute. She was on the streets protesting ...

We all agree that teachers deserve better pay, but unless the conditions improve, it'll all be for nothing.

Sandhill Creek days remembered

The little flat at the mouth of Sandhill Creek today. The original house and schoolhouse are long gone, replaced by a ...

You only have to research old schools to get an idea how much has changed, writes Gerard Hindmarsh.

Wolf in true blue clothing

Topping Labour's rendition of Cinderella is going to be hard work for National, but if they pull it off, it could be ...

Encouraged by the Labour Party's success as showbiz impresarios with their pop-up production of Jacinderella last year, National is expanding its promotional efforts into the theatre.

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Sandhill Creek days remembered

The little flat at the mouth of Sandhill Creek today. The original house and schoolhouse are long gone, replaced by a ...

You only have to research old schools to get an idea how much has changed, writes Gerard Hindmarsh.

It's not about the food video

Jai Regan, left, and Marian Laing, right, share dinner together with Kaleigh Rangihika.

Sharing a free meal with others is as much a social event as it is about the food.

Auction helping battle depression

Alesha Pyers models a pair of electrical heartbeat earrings that she designed and has for sale.

Alesha Pyers put her heart and soul into designing a healthy way of life to beat her battle with depression.

Making a premium scoop

Just some of the flavours that has pushed Appleby Farms ice cream sales and production through the roof.

In less than a year, Appleby Farms Ice Cream has gone from producing its first batch to now being stocked in over 350 supermarkets, writes Neil Hodgson.

Destination Mapua heating up

Mapua Country Store owners Kirsten Ammann and Tim Fitzgerald say businesses in the town are doing a lot to support each ...

The Nelson seaside village of Mapua continues to make strides as a destination to tempt any visitor.

Arts

Michael Leunig: Drawing to conclusions

"I think I'm trying to humanize the world a bit" says Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig.

Declared “a national living treasure” in 1999, legendary Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig is on his way here for the Nelson Arts Festival.

Food for thought

The third Thinking Brunch tackles the inevitable end of life and how we deal with it.

The three Thinking Brunches on the Arts Festival menu will surely satisfy your curiosity.

Memoir tips in free talk

Panni Palasti just before the launch of her memoir in 2015.

Poet and author Panni Palasti is scheduled to give a free talk at Richmond Library about growing up in war-time Hungary.

Lighting fires for young readers

Children's author James Russell will be at the Nelson Arts Festival Readers and Writers next month.

James Russell's children's books and junior novels have been known to get even the most reluctant young readers hooked.

Free play readings at libraries

Playwright Roger Hall is the driving force behind New Zealand Theatre Month.

Richmond and Motueka libraries have teamed up with Nelson Repertory Theatre to deliver free play readings in celebration of New Zealand Theatre Month.

From Nelson to the world...

NZ musician Rhian Sheehan.

Rhian Sheehan grew up in Nelson, but now makes his music for the world. And he’s coming home for two spectacular shows as part of Nelson Arts Festival.

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