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Destination Mapua heating up

Mapua Country Store owners Kirsten Ammann and Tim Fitzgerald say businesses in the town are doing a lot to support each ...

The Nelson seaside village of Mapua continues to make strides as a destination to tempt any visitor.

Something about Mary

At 70 author and blogger Mary Jaksch has taken on a punishing exercise regime in an experiment to show the power of ...

Older age is a time to rev up, not accept an inevitable decline, says Mary Jaksch.

Te Reo Māori: Getting a Grip on the Grammar

Te Reo O Taranaki Manager Mitchell Ritai during a workshop at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth.

Learning the grammar of a language leads to greater understanding of it, writes David Kārena-Holmes.

Literary Goliath ahead of his time

Irish writer and dramatist George Bernard Shaw with his wife Charlotte at the Royal Albert Dock, London, before leaving ...

George Bernard Shaw's comments on New Zealand still ring true today.

The cancer connection

Cancer Society support co-ordinator Cyndy Smith says because cancer can be so isolating people may want to connect with ...

Ahead of their Daffodil Day fundraiser we're profiling some of the staff and volunteers at the Nelson Cancer Society. This week we talk to cancer support co-ordinator Cyndy Smith.

Nelson team creating magic

Tony Downing, left, and Joseph Norris with a Tyee box designed to hold just one fish, an ultra premium product that puts ...

Ask any producer and they will tell you making a product is the easy part, selling it is another matter altogether and that is where Tony Downing and the team at Downing Creative shine.

NZ's pioneering rural women

"Reflecting on my life as another country woman three generations later, our circumstances are vastly different.," says ...

OPINION: It can't have been easy living on remote farms in the late 1800s.

Enjoy the moment and live in the now

In the blink of an eye you're little grandchildren will morph into fully fledged adults. So have fun.

OPINION: Grandparents fill a special place in their grandchildren's lives, so enjoy the chaos and colour that every visit brings.

Brightwater's vintage style

Brightwater Vineyards winemaker Tony Southgate, left, with owners Valley and Gary Neale after winning the Colin Harrison ...

A Nelson winery keeps overcoming all sorts of challenges to make award-winning wines.

Pioneer stories worth retelling

Tragedy struck the Landon-Lane family, forcing them to sell up and leave. It remains to this day a working farm.

Living and farming the northern end of d'Urville Island is about as remote as it gets for farming in the top of the south these days.

Beyond the One Ring

Thorkild and Halfdan have mixed feelings at the legacy of making the ring for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The One Ring brought the Nelson jeweller worldwide fame. But the Hansen name was known long before it became synonymous with the world's most famous trinket.

Go off and see the Wizard

The costumes were fantastic and the performances were faultless.

Nelson Musical Theatre's production of this timeless classic will have clicking your heels for more.

Five-year battle for a sign video

Sandra Hardcastle protests on Main Rd, Stoke outside the retirement village.

All retirement village resident Sandra Hardcastle wanted was a sign to her apartment. It took five years and a street protest pushing her walker to get it.

Business student to take flight

Year 13 student Tiare Donelan says she finds business exciting and multifaceted.

Garin College student Tiare Donelan has been awarded a business field trip to Chile.

'Power of the people' drives grandstand U-turn

Strong public support for the retention of the Golden Bay grandstand helped some councillors change their minds about ...

The Golden Bay grandstand was saved from demolition after several councillors flipped their positions to support its retention.

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