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What's on in Nelson

Summer Movies Al Fresco is showing classic films throughout Nelson.

What's going to keep you entertained in 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.

Magical Mix video

Paul Tane, left, Missing Goat and Sergius spend the new year period doing some soul rejuvenation.

An eclectic group of festival-goers gathered in Moutere Valley to celebrate the beginning of the new year.

Telling the stories of our land

The image of New Zealand being sold overseas doesn't quite match up with reality, WIO general manager Mark Bruce-Miller says.

Māori experience needs to be enhanced in tourism hotspots like Abel Tasman, outdoor group says.

Treasured timber transformed

Centre for Fine Woodworking student Josephine Jelicich with her table, Pipi, made from native beech. The table won the ...

Timber 40,000 years old has been turned into living works of art by students at the Centre for Fine Woodworking.

Mother Guru reunites at Club Paradox

Mother Guru's Darryl Coppins, left, Josh Parkes, Tama Brightwell and Mo Dry.

The dreadlocks may be done, but the anticipation of a Nelson reunion is growing for Mother Guru.

Artist's dying wish granted video

Costume and Jewellery designer Claire Prebble, the youngest ever Supreme Winner for World of WearableArt, died of cancer ...

A late designer's final work has been finished by her colleague and accepted by Te Papa.

UB40: Monster basslines and family feuds

UB40 co-founder Ali Campbell proudly proclaims they are the loudest reggae band in the world.

UK reggae band UB40 is heading to Nelson as part of a national tour, and lead singer Ali Campbell can't wait.

Jazz Festival keeping the beat

The All Girl Big Band from Christchurch is one of this year's main acts.

It was almost over before it even began, but the beat goes on for Nelson's grooviest jazz festival.

The call of the hop

The brains behind the Workshop Brewery have succeeded in creating a funky place for Nelsonians to eat and drink.

No longer a work in progress, the Workshop Cafe is very much a destination on Nelson's entertainment scene.

Cafe's child ban 'success'


Abbey Road Burgers, Bar & Cafe owners Sharon Maxwell and Fabian Prioux outside ...

A cafe owner says Kiwi kids don't know how to behave when dining out.

Chamber orchestra impressive

It was a wonderful night out, complemented by a rich programme and skilled musicians.

Visiting concert master brings the best out of the NCMA chamber orchestra in their latest show.

Alae: From Nelson to the world

While they say their songs are particularly hip, fans resonate with the message, says Farrell-Davey, right.

Formed by two former Nelson schoolmates, indie band Alae is currently topping NZ's album charts and making an impression overseas.

Sharing the love of music

Jane and Jasper Hawkins are back home, performing together at The Boatshed.

Hawkins siblings return return home to share their music.

Dance students spread their wings

Dance teacher Okiwi Hawkins, back centre, says the eight students, including Seth Ketcher, back right, are all leaving ...

Nelson dance students are ready to stand on their own two feet and leap into global opportunities.

Finding right parts and service

Daniel Monopoli honed his skills at restaurants around the world before returning to Nelson where he runs the Boat Shed ...

Food columnist Neil Hodgson chats to the man behind the Boat Shed Cafe and new Nelson restaurant Parts & Service.

Show 'suprisingly amazing'

The Wakefield Village Hall is usually used for things like craft fairs, but the Country Players have taken over to put ...

The Wakefield Country Players have put on a show to be proud of, writes Dan Allen.

Zany night out on Avenue Q

Nelson Musical Theatre's Avenue Q has unexpected delights.

Avenue Q at Nelson Musical Theatre.

Choir with popular twist

Tanya Nock directs the Voice Collective, a choir with a difference.

It's a new kind of community choir taking off across the globe. Now Nelson has its own pub choir - the Voice Collective.

BAM packs artistic punch

Ming Yan presents one of her feature artworks at the Bachelor of Arts and Media exhibition at NMIT.

Graduates exhibition explores art from postcards to tattoos.

James Robinson: Painting show digs deep

Talented artist James Robinson with his work titled Red Shift at Quiet Dog Gallery.

Dunedin artist James Robinson's new painting show was inspired in part by the Kaikoura earthquake.

Rugged New Zealand in oils

Nelson artist, Caroline Bellamy, gets inspiration from hikes around the South Island, allowing her to paint contemporary ...

Caroline Bellamy tramps up for her art.

The Rift gets unleashed

Greek mythology features prominently in Rachael Craw's fourth novel, The Rift.

From a spark of a dream to mythology inspiration, Rachael Craw releases her fourth book.

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.

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