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River hit by diesel spill

A diesel sheen on the waterway near the start of the Great Taste Trail by Nelson Airport.

The Wairoa River near Nelson Airport has been glistening for all the wrong reasons.

Man injured felling tree

 A Nelson man struck by a tree after cutting it down was flown to hospital.

Kato kills it

Jordan: It wasn't concussion

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

The Jac eight piece jazz band is touring New Zealand and will be performing in Motueka.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Hop and a step in Hardy St

Uniquely Nelson manager Simon Duffy, and Morrison Square centre manager Ange Leonard in a 1967 Ford Galaxie on Hardy St. ...

A mini Lamborghini will be given away in a street festival and fundraiser with a nostalgic twist.

Maungatapu murders take two

The Maungatapu production is back for another season but this time it's new and improved.

The revamped Maungatapu production is taking to the stage for a second hit.

Hop Garden a vine idea

Lincoln Womersley at the new McCashins Hop Garden venue at Founders Heritage Park in Nelson which opened on Thursday.

The only first-day jitters were from those seeking a caffeine fix at Founders Park's newest attraction.

Taste revival at Kahurangi

Cameron Woods and Maria Gonzalez are now running the rejuvenated cellar door and cafe at Kahurangi Estates.

A new cellar door and cafe at Kahurangi Estate has some seasoned hospitality professionals at the helm.


Putting people into welfare

Nelson based free-lance writer Sarah Wilson.

A group set up to reform the welfare system hear loud and clear from Nelsonians, including writer Sarah Lin Wilson.

Going out on a limb

Nadia, making your recipes may seem like child's play, but that's because you know everything like the back of your hand.

OPINION: I'm not in the business of bagging, but Nadia, I went out on a limb for you and I think we need a break.

Why we should learn Te Reo

Learning Te Reo can enrich our lives in  many ways, says columnist Angela Fitchett.

Learning Te Reo can help us understand our heritage and history, as well as many other benefits.

Long live the cow

Matias Cacciavillani and Chelsea Hall of Viva la Vaca Parrilla are living the dream.

An idea that marinated for months has grown into a thing of beauty, writes Neil Hodgson.

Hit film scripts for a song

Former Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae with Mahora Peters (nee Waaka) from the Maori Volcanics show band during the ...

Hit movie scripts could be lurking in the most unlikely places.


Kato kills it

Canadian born, Australian based singer-songwriter Garrett Kato put on a spellbinding show for the Nelson Arts Festival.

Garrett Kato showed Nelson that he is a musical force to be reckoned with.

Lobster love

Borderline Arts Ensemble are in Nelson to perform Lobster at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Review: Dance show was disturbing, beautiful, comic and a touch confusing.

Canadian quintet inject cheer

Beth Beauchamp, Malcolm Anderson, Geoff Love and Fran Mitchell soak up the sunshine and the music of the Shuffle Demons.

Jazz funk band dispel remnants of gloom under blue skies, after days of rain.

Spooky chills and thrills

Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman star in the Nelson Arts Festival production of The Dunstan Creek Haunting.

Review: Cleverly told tales of Central Otago gold rush hauntings left audience shrieking and giggling.

Magical, messy chaos

David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache drew on time-honoured tricks to entertain the enthralled crowd.

Slapstick comedy, acrobatics and magic made a great big mess at the Suter Theatre on Thursday.

Have guitar, will travel

Canadian/ Australian musician, Garrett Kato.

Canadian singer/songwriter Garrett Kato became a star after moving to Australia for love. He plays two New Zealand shows, including the Nelson Arts Festival, next week.

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