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Generations of love

Bettina Romano is, quite literally, at home in her glasshouse, growing her produce as naturally as possible.

One tight-knit Nelson family is honouring their roots and growing a future for themselves, writes Neil Hodgson.

Hard yards to a new label

Stuart and Patricia Anderson of Flaxmore Vineyards in Upper Moutere.

One Tasman couple knew it was important to play the long game when it came to setting up a top vineyard, writes Neil Hodgson

Steve Fullmer: Five decades of damp dirt

Tasman potter, Steve Fullmer, has been "messing about with clay" for 50 years.

After 50 years spent exhibiting overseas, Tasman potter Steve Fullmer finally gets a major survey show here in his home region.

Back to the future

Raine with one of the vending machines that the public can get their milk from.

Oaklands Milk is making a name for itself, not only in Nelson, but around New Zealand.

Summer senses

The sounds of summer include dogs yapping and freshly weaned lambs at Joyce Wyllie's farm at Kaihoka.

How different city summer sounds are compared with the noises our rural ears enjoy, writes Joyce Wyllie.

Waste not, want not

Vivienne Parkes operates the Community Fruit and Veg stall at Champion Rd in Richmond.

Community vege stalls are feeding neighbourhoods and ensuring excess garden produce is not wasted.

The watcher and the watched

To some, cows are just figures in the human landscape. To others, these bovine beauties are individuals with particular ...

A mysterious cross-species communication gave Ro Cambridge something to think about during a recent walk in the Nelson hills.

Don't whine, just drink it up

Climate change is happening all across the world, and our winemakers have been identifying the best ways to deal with it.

Our wines may be just a drop in the global bucket, but they are some of the best around, writes Neil Hodgson.

Try A Taste of Nelson

The upper end of Trafalgar St is buzzing with great food and drink options, but there's also a number of other fantastic ...

There's no better way to bring in the new year by giving your taste buds something to sing about, writes Neil Hodgson.

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.

Antarctic medal honour video

Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin, left, appointed ice pilot Andrew Leachman to the position of Honorary Captain ...

Esteemed ice pilot receives a posthumous plaudit for his Antarctic legacy.

An island like no other

John Wayne, Cary Grant and Marlon Brando were just some of the lucky few who were able to fly the Coral Route back when ...

Every island in the Cooks has its own unique flavour. And Atiu is very much one of the jewels in the crown, writes Gerard Hindmarsh.

The simplicity of verbs in te reo Māori

The verb system is much simpler in te reo than in English.

The verb system of te reo, when considered on it's own terms, is really much simpler than that of English.

Lazy, hazy daze of Christmas

Christmas is like a perpetual nightmare that you can't escape from. So rather than running from it, you may as well ...

Surrendering yourself to the lead up to Christmas is one thing that can get you through the trials and tribulations of the silly season.

Tasty time for foodies

Hogarth chocolate is one of life's greatest treats and is so good it even made it into a goodie basket for Queen Elizabeth.

With some of the best food and wine produces in the country, a road trip around the top of the south is a must at this time of the year.

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