The Creamery was part of the Nelson Art's Festival.

Milk dance creative, entertaining

The Nelson Musical Theatre was transformed into a cheese factory for The Creamery - an interpretive show about the world of cheese.

Final drop begins

A small number of protesters show their disdain for the third poison drop at the Brook Sanctuary.

Final poison drop starts as part of the Brook Sanctuary operation.

Man critical after Suter Gallery fall

4:28 PM  A man is fighting for his life after falling while carrying out work at the Suter Art Gallery.

GP practice accredited

8 min ago  After failing to meet accreditation standards in the given timeframe, Collingwood Health has now achieved them

False alarm frustrates

'Stop and check' fire serivce says, after cyclist resting sparks an emergency call-out.

Fanning the flames of friendship

A weekly coffee group for retired firefighters has proven good for their mental wellbeing.

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Story of Nelson's first murders gripping

Justin Eade's play Maungatapu provides a gritty look into the minds of Nelson's first murderers.

4:07 PM  Review: Nelson playwright's tale of first Nelson murders a fascinating insight into villains' characters.

Show touching march through WW1

An Awfully Big Adventure was a tribute to the craft of theatre.

Firefighters battle factory blaze

Rate rises wash up in dam plan


Grand Designs - a modern ark

George and Yvonne build a modern-day ark, and it's all black.


Ioane quits Crusaders

Digby Ioane scores his sole try for the Crusaders against the Western Force.

After three games and one try, ex-Australian international Digby Ioane is quitting the Crusaders.

Brightwater dominate schools sevens

Brightwater School's Jim West breaks through the Parklands School defence to score a try in Tuesday's tackle sevens ...

Unbeaten Brightwater easily claim schools sevens title.

Four SI titles for Nelson riders

Nelson College for Girls' Zoe Nathan has won the South Island secondary schools under-16 girls' mountainbike title.

Nelson riders among the titles at South Island schools mountainbike champs. 

Nelson trio named in NZ team

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08:  Seen are cricket stumps before the start of play during the match between Australia ...

Nelson trio earn national indoor cricket selection after winning effort with Canterbury.

Nelson skaters among the medals

Nelson's Blake McCormack won five gold medals at the recent Southern open speed skating champs in Timaru.

Nelson skaters win 15 golds at Southern open speed skating championships in Timaru.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

For the love of chocolate

Aroha Chocolate.

A small business based on creating and selling happiness.

Aberfan concert touching

The Nelson Civic Choir, Nelson Young Voices Choir,  and guests singers and musicians offered the first New Zealand ...

Nelson Civic Choir paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster, with a concert at Nelson College.

Murder and mystery on the Maungatapu Track

The 1866 Maungatapu murderers Joseph Thomas Sullivan, left,  Richard Burgess and Philip Levy, as played by actors Nick ...

"There are so many questions surrounding the case that we may never really know what happened that day."

Winery Tour's new format

The artists for The Winery Tour 2018: Betty-Anne Monga, Hollie Smith, Che Fu, Annie Crummer and Jason Kerrison.

Next year's Winery Tour will be shaking things up a bit with a new format at Neudorf Vineyards.

Telling a story underwater

Photos from Jose G. Cano's new underwater photography exhibition "Aqua Ingravitas" at Parkers Gallery in Nelson.

How do you avoid people looking like chipmunks in an underwater photo shoot? Nelson photographer Jose G Cano explains.


Dad jokes no laughing matter

Dad humour can be an acquired taste.

In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt looks at the pros and cons of the dad joke.

Political kite flying in spring

There's plenty of hot air in the political scene at the moment as New Zealanders wait for a decision on who will govern ...

Whatever Winston chooses to do this time, the National Party needs fresh options to be able to form governments in the future.

Good mates and great ideas

It's amazing what you learn from like-minded outdoors people.

In life's continuing journey we all meet exceptional and extraordinary people every day.

Exploring a road once far more frequently travelled

People in Clarence, north of the slips near Kaikōura, are hearing rumours State Highway 1 will close again after ...

OPINION: The highway south of Blenheim was nearly empty of traffic.

Get the cigars out - it's a lamb

With a little care, ailing newborn lambs are back on their feet.

A midwifery pair of blokes on bikes sometimes have to call for the "lambulance''.

Our People

Triumph after terrible cycle crash

Louise Corbett can finally relax after her epic Ironman adventure.

Six months after being broken in a cycle crash, Nelson's Louise Corbett finishes the Hawaiian Ironman. 

Corbett facing Ironman event six months after accident

Thumbs up from Louise Corbett as she completes her preparations for Saturday's world Ironman championships in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Ironman beckons for Louise Corbett just six months after horrific training accident .

One battle: Three sons dead

The Newlove brothers; Charlie, Ted and Leslie at the Tapawera Military Camp.

A Golden Bay mother lost three sons at Passchendaele. They were three of the 34 Nelson men to die in the battle.

Golden rules to a quality drop

Wine judge Jim Harre says you may not necessarily like like it, but a medal on a bottle is a measure of the quality.

A sticker on a wine bottle isn't always as it seems so it pays to read the fine print before purchasing that pinot you've had your eye on.

Lions Club donates seat, table for Queen St

Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne, left, sits with Richmond Lions Club member Struan Robinson on new street furniture ...

New street furniture gifted by the Lions Club adds to new-look Queen St at Richmond. 


Aberfan concert touching

The Nelson Civic Choir, Nelson Young Voices Choir,  and guests singers and musicians offered the first New Zealand ...

Nelson Civic Choir paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster, with a concert at Nelson College.

A wildly energetic tirade

Julia Croft  juxtaposes dance, words and actions.

Review: If There's Not Dancing At The Revolution, I'm Not Coming, Created and Performed by Julia Croft Directed by Virginia Frankovich, Suter Theatre, 13 October 8pm

Shakespeare to music

Paul McLaney took 10 years to adapt a selection of Shakespeare's most compelling writing to music

Paul Taylor reviews a musical tribute to Shakespeare's soliloquies.

Pushing Boundaries: Byrt and Chidgey

Art journalist and critic Anthony Byrt will be at the Granary Festival Cafe as part of the Blackmore Readers and Writers ...

On Sunday 15 October, Anthony Byrt and Catherine Chidgey will be appearing as part of the Nelson Arts Festival Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers programme.

Bring your kids to the Nelson Arts Festival

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon at the Nelson Arts Festival.

From a World War One play to contemporary clowning, there's a variety of entertainment for the whole family at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Hold-all exhibition draws 400 people

Stumped by Cherrie Mitchell, of Blenheim, won the created with any fibre and/or yarn class, the most-innovative prize ...

Hundreds of people attend an exhibition of Motueka Arts Council winter competition entries.

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