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What's on in Nelson

The Mapua Boat Club Regatta is on March 31.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Motueka's winning songwriter

Motueka High School student Lucy Summerfield has won the national Hook, Line and Sing-a-long, song writing competition, ...

Judges praise beauty of lyrics in Motueka teenager Lucy Summerfield's winning song.

Broods with emotion after attacks

Broods' Georgia and Caleb Nott performed a one-off free show in support of emergency and other services that fought the ...

 Nelson sibling stars Broods returned to their hometown for a one-off show to support those who fought the wildfires.

Nevermore comes rapping at theatre's door

Oliie Bellis plays Edgar Allan Poe in the Nelson Musical Theatre's production of Nevermore.

A famous American mystery writer's life takes the stage in Nelson.

Bryan Adams shines a light in Nelson

Bryan Adams dedicated his song Shine a Light at his Nelson concert to the victims of the Christchurch shooting.

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams took to the stage in Nelson on Saturday night, dedicating his Shine A Light song to the people of Christchurch.

Tutus and pointed toes pirouette into Suter

The Royal NZ Ballet Event at the Suter features ballet dancers from Tutus on Tour.

Pirouettes and poise dance into the Suter.

Sparking a Pussy Riot

Burnt Pixel, Janja Markovic, Sarah Sharp, and Tanya Nock helped organise Pussy Riot's gig in Nelson.

It's not every day Nelson plays host to a Russian feminist punk band. But a Nelson team made it happen.

'Allo 'Allo! reprisal trip down memory lane

It will be a ride down memory lane for Stephens. left, and McInerney, who played the same roles 20 years ago. McInerney ...

Two actors are set to reprise their roles 20 years after they last performed in a Nelson Repertory Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo!

Packed concert promises more

Bay of Plenty-based band L.A.B. were in the lineup at the Trafalgar Centre on Saturday night.

Nelson music fans can look forward to more concerts after a crowd of 3800 packed the Trafalgar Centre for a lineup of Kiwi and Australian bands.

Final bow for pianist

Houstoun said playing to people over 50 years wasn't a career, it was "just a life doing what I was cut out to do".

One of New Zealand's finest pianists takes a final bow to discover his "inner, exceptionally lazy, good-for-nothing character and develop its potential".

Murderous gang hits big screen

The Nelson writer who put the Maungatapu murders on stage is doing it again for the big screen.

History-making murder near Nelson set to hit the big screen.

Tickets bring happy ending for cancelled concertgoers

The Eagles play at Spark Arena in Auckland on February 26. Thanks to the tour promoter, a Nelson couple who missed the ...

It all worked out in the long run for a Nelson couple who missed last night's Eagles concert.

Eagles experience fails to fly

A cancelled Jetstar flight between Nelson and Auckland has cut short a Nelson couple's dream of seeing The Eagles for ...

Nelson couple's birthday dream to see The Eagles in Auckland dashed after Jetstar cancelled their flight on the morning of the gig.

Jazz, blues and comedy at the Suter

Katrina Kallil and Her Band of Men will be performing at the Suter Cafe.

Suter Cafe gets its jazz on.

The best of the best

The performers gave their all to receive the applause and thunder of stomping feet from the appreciative audience.

It was a performance for the ages, as members of one of the country's oldest musical theatre societies sang and danced their hearts out to celebrate its 60th.

Papercity's sinking sensation video

Alex Hargreaves, of Nelson band Papercity, performs in the music video Plastic shot by photographer Daniel Allan in a ...

For some it could be the stuff of nightmares, but for Nelson band Papercity's first video, making it underwater was a chance in a lifetime.

Reggie shows real ticker video

Nic and wife Maneula Fuhrimann found out that Reggie would have to have surgery when Maneula was just 20 weeks pregnant.

Knowing your baby has to have heart surgery before he's even born is every parents' worst nightmare. But Reggie Roland isn't your average one-year-old.

Boat show a true classic

Bruce Judge brought a bit of old school style to the 2017 show with his replica mahogany 1924 Race Boat

The beautiful and bizarre will be on display at this year's Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Flamethrower 'massive mistake' video

The flamethrower had been built to look like a giant Gatling gun and was mounted on an old Hilux.

Festival organiser says use of flamethrower during fire ban was "bloody stupid" in hindsight.

Anything goes in birthday bash

The Best of Nelson Musical Theatre features songs from past productions, including 2017's smash hit Mamma Mia.

We all like a good old birthday sing along, and the Nelson Musical Theatre is promising a performance like no other to celebrate its 60th.

Free tickets for fire-affected locals

The John Butler Trio are playing in Nelson alongside Fly My Pretties, L.A.B and Trinity Roots.

Australian band John Butler Trio are on their way to Nelson and giving away 50 free tickets to locals affected by the fires in the region.

Magnificent Marlon

Marlon Williams had the crowd up and dancing at his Neudorf Vineyards concert.

Marlon Williams is a rare talent and showed a very appreciative Nelson audience just how good a musician he is.

Classical music's surprising edge

The New Zealand String Quartet, and the Jerusalem Quartet practice together at the NCMA ahead of the Adam Chamber Music ...

A visiting musician at the Adam Chamber Music Festival says he loves pop and rock, but classical pieces challenge listeners more.

No net, no worries for buskers video

The Silver Starlets Glory Dearling, top, and Molly Keczan started off the festival with high spirits and even higher ...

The buskers festival is back, with high art and comedy circus front and centre.

John Butler Trio: Back to the roots video

John Butler of Australian band, John Butler Trio, is one of best loved indie roots-rock musicians to come out from ...

Australian roots-rock star John Butler is playing in Nelson in March, supported by Trinity Roots, L.A.B. and Fly My Pretties.

Marlon Williams - the new Big O

Kiwi musician, singer and song writer Marlon Williams set to perform in Nelson.

Marlon Williams is Roy Orbison revived.

An exhibition not to be missed

A painting by Alan Pearson, 'Nellie Aged 11, Steps Out at Ohoka' on display in his Master of Grey exhibition at the ...

The Suter Art Gallery's Master of Grey exhibition is a colourful experience that Nelson art lovers can be proud of.

Esteemed conductor hosts summer school

Conductor Brian Kay is in Nelson for the Teapot Summer School.

He was "dear friends" with the late Beatles producer and has made "a ridiculous noise" for a Sir Paul McCartney track. This weekend he's running a summer school near Nelson.

Lorde producer spotted teen's talent

Anna Robinson is known for her hits Nothing To Regret and Medicine.

Two months after leaving school, Anna Robinson got the attention of the man behind Lorde's breakthrough album.

Thirsty work at Bay Dreams video

Nelson's Trafalgar Park was full to capacity with 20,000 crowding the stadium on Friday afternoon.

The queues for water were longer than the queues for alcohol at Nelson's Bay Dreams on Friday.

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