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Say cheese, sheep cheese

Dave Barrett of Thorvald with an aging round of sheep milk cheese.

Feeling sheepish over your lack of cheese knowledge? An artisan cheesemaker in Nelson wants to change that.

Weightlifters win gold

Lester Keene set a new NZ clean and jerk record in the 50-54 years' 69kg class and was named the best overall male ...

Nelson contingent leaves NZ Masters Weightlifting Championships with well-earned gold and silvers.

Businessman left mark on Nelson

Graham Shirley was a businessman who gave generously to Nelson and beyond.

Graham Shirley was known to many as the local funeral director. However, he was so much more that that.

Adored caretaker hangs up hat

Hampden Street School's personable caretaker Ray Adams, flanked by Tom Perkins, left, Jackson Slattery, Gus Hildreth and ...

He was a caretaker, handyman and above all else a friend. And at the end of the year, the man they call "Raymondo" is calling it a day.

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.

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.

Making food for the hills

Trampers feasting on some Absolute Wilderness freeze dried food. Gone are the days of hauling in kilos of food to keep ...

One Nelson company is taking big bites out of the freeze dried food market, writes Gerard Hindmarsh.

Brook Sanctuary boss resigns

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary trust general manager Hudson Dodd is stepping down after seven years in the role.

He oversaw one of the most controversial chapters in the Brook Sanctuary's short life. And now Hudson Dodd has called time.

Age no barrier to budding paddlers

Hiria Rolleston, front, told the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club members that to be the best on the water, they needed to ...

It could have been straight out of a Nike ad when a visiting waka ama coach gave some golden oldies some golden advice - just do it.

Multicultural group turns 25

Local Koreans perform the Arirang, one of their most famous folk songs and their unofficial national anthem.

Turnout high for group, helping migrants and former refugees for a quarter century.

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.

Campaign promotes reusable containers

Kat Willcocks takes her own glass jars and containers when she goes shopping at Bin Inn.

First it was reuseable cups, now there is a push to bring your own containers for food.

NSO concert on song

The acoustics of NCMA auditorium and the lively atmosphere were the perfect accompaniments to the music.

Nelson Symphony Orchestra may have just played their finest concert in more than three decades, writes someone in the know.

A tasty road trip

Just one of the delicious offerings at the award-winning Black Estate in Waipara; Jerusalem artichokes, ice plant and lemon.

Christchurch was broken in 2011, but 2018 sees a new city full of exciting hospitality businesses.

Wildlife smuggler unrepentant to the end

Freddie Angell was one of New Zealand's most notorious wildlife smugglers.

Without a doubt, Freddie Angell was New Zealand's worst wildlife smuggler, writes Gerard Hindmarsh.

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