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What's on in Nelson

Nelson Provincial Museum's exhibition 'A Century of Saying Cheese' shows images from the Museum's vast Glass Plate ...

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

A small but mighty offering

Arden Bar & Kitchen owners Logan Ursell and Lisa Penketh.

From the plates to the palate, everything is perfectly in its place at Arden, Nelson's new kid on the culinary block.

Intricate dresses show 'different worlds'

Emma Moncrieff with one of her dress artworks at her exhibition at Nelson City Framers.

A long history of working with WOW and Weta Workshops has inspired Emma Moncrieff's latest exhibition.

Food and beverage heroes

Matt Bouterey of Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery with his team from left, Tyler Anderson, Chase Tangohau, and Riki Day. The ...

Recent awards recognise outstanding food and beverage talent in the Nelson region.

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.

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.

Dad propels runway dream

Nelson man, Matt Costello, is in the first New Zealand season of fashion creation show, Project Runway.

A Nelson fashion designer is relishing his underdog "Kiwi bloke" role in reality TV series Project Runway.

The chaos of anxiety

Journalist Naomi Arnold, 36, is the editor of Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety, a collaborative book that includes raw ...

Nelson journalist Naomi Arnold has edited a book that shares personal accounts of living and grappling with anxiety.

Performer celebrates differences

Singer songwriter, Nikita Tu-Bryant is taking to the road with three shows in the south including one in Takaka.

A singer songwriter heading to Golden Bay takes inspiration from her Taiwanese roots.

Ready for Lift Off

Raglan's Cornerstone Roots have been announced as one of the headline acts for the Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival on ...

Two Kiwi bands have been announced as the headline acts for the Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival on Labour Weekend.

Unearthly delight

Gillian Saunders said painting is her favourite part of the process, and is like being 'in a bubble'.

Gillian Saunders' colourful character had an unworldly story to tell.

A concert to be proud of

Soloist is Ben Kubiak, performs with the Nelson Civic Choir's St Cecilia Mass concert.

Review: Nelson Civic Choir's disciplined performance of St Cecilia Mass concert a joy.

Madagascar magic

The Nelson Youth Theatre crew in their production of Madagascar.

They might be small in stature but the cast and crew of Madagascar have a large stage presence.

Session musician steps into limelight

Nelson singer songwriter Simon Lusby is launching his first album Jewel this weekend.

Simon Lusby is taking a step, or perhaps more of a leap, to centre stage.

Robots are coming but never fear

Authors Jo Cribb and David Glover with their book Don't Worry About the Robots.

Robots: They are efficient, hard-working, reliable and consistent. All those things that used to look good on your CV. Yet are the robots really taking over?

Lone Star state of mind

The Lone Star restaurant on Hardy St in Nelson has some of the best steak in town.

In an industry that is ever-changing, the Lone Star has been a staple part of the culinary scene for over 30 years.

Estella performance wins solo award

Nelson singer-songwriter Estella Romagnoli won best solo-duo performer and Best Song Award at the national ...

A Nelson teenager has her sights set on a musical career after winning the Smokefreerockquest national solo category.

Welcome to South Celebrity Island

Joanna Lumley would make a perfect tour leader for a cunning plan to make the South Island a haven for celebrity tourism.

OPINION: The Government expects tourism revenue to soar thanks to the creation of a world-first island dedicated to celebrity-host tourism.

The heart and craft of writing memoirs

Pip Desmond is an award-winning writer, editor and oral historian.

Creating tributes to loved ones when they die can help make sense of the loss.

Switching on to slow TV

Slow TV began in Norway and features hours of people, animals or machines doing not that much.

Does anyone watch TV anymore?

WOW roadshow marks 30 years video

Model Jane Wenley lets children get up close and personal to the Susan Holmes-designed creation Firebird.

"Wearable what?" From obscurity, WOW celebrates its 30th birthday with a tour of the country.

Slick is the word

The cast of Nelson Youth Theatre production of Grease rehearse on stage at the Theatre Royal .

The Nelson Youth Theatre cast of Grease dazzled in their Theatre Royal performance, from their dancing to their costumes, says reviewer Tami Mansfield.

Restaurant owners' frantic kick-off

Ford's new owners Janette and Peter plan to build on the restaurant's reputation for good food.

They thought they'd taken over a restaurant during a quiet time. Then the All Blacks came to town.

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.

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