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Reading is believing

The Nelson Public Library offers a mobile service for those who are unable to make the trek into town.

For book starved Kiwis living in the country's furthest reaches, a visit from the mobile library was like a gift from the gods.

Working to benefit others

BUWT board secretary Rachel Boyack says Kay Brereton's contribution to the advisory group will be valuable.

Beneficiary advocate Kay Brereton knows what it's like to be poor and homeless. She's now on an advisory group to support an overhaul of the welfare system.

New TDC boss finds her feet

Tasman District Council chief executive Janine Dowding says her heart is in the Nelson-Tasman region.

New Tasman District Council boss Janine Dowding takes stock three weeks into her new job.

Who can give Finbar a job?

Finbar Ruebsam, pictured with Special Olympics Nelson head coach Tony Naylor and Workstar employment consultant Kelly Rozier.

Keen sportsman Finbar Ruebsam desperately wants to be part of another team - in the workforce.

New gallery built on faith

Atelier Studio and Gallery co-founder David James in the gallery on Trafalgar Square.

A new Nelson gallery aims to become a hub where art and spirituality connect.

Nelson Pride helps rainbow community shine

Four of five Nelson Pride co-ordinators Kelly Donaldson, left, Amy Groome, Nicola Moke and Sam Booth, who are helping to ...

A Nelson group for people of all genders and sexualities has more than 130 members after less than seven months.

The call of the wild bird

Lochy Mirfin, 13, left, and Jake Mirfin, 17, with a Canada goose and mallard ducks.

Hunting as a family unit is an experience worth cherishing, writes Zane Mirfin.

Hopgood's wins big at awards

Head chef Aaron Ballantyne is the first South Island supreme winner since 2013.

An acclaimed Nelson restaurant has been awarded three gongs at national restaurant awards.

Return to Rohingya

Much of the village now is being built on hillsides and land that won't drain.

For ShelterBox volunteer Jimmy Griffith working with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh compelled him to go back to try and help more.

Pupils dive into marine projects

Catherine Campbell, Finn Campbell, Kylie Sargisson and Maddie Bradley enjoy a trip to the Poor Knights Islands Marine ...

Marine projects by pupils Maddie Bradley and Finn Campbell netted the pair a trip to the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

Lament for fishing paradise lost

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**Copy Photo** The Quintal family home in Sandy Bay with Tobacco plants ...

The Otuwhero Inlet and its feeder waterways used to be a fishing paradise but sediment has slowly ruined them, says a long-time Nelson resident .

Hop Federation in a lager of its own

Hop Federations' Simon Nicholas with his champion larger, the only one to be awarded a gold medal.

Riwaka's little brewery has hopped its way into the record books with its lager coming out on top at the New World Beer & Cider Awards.

Molesworth memories

Stuart Mirfin, grandaughter Rosie and the deer Rosie shot in Molesworth.

Molesworth Station is a jewel in the nation's crown, and memories made here will last a lifetime, writes Zane Mirfin.

Alarm at crossing near misses video

A line of traffic heading towards Nelson waits while pedestrians cross Salisbury Rd under the watchful eye of St Paul's ...

A worrying rise in near misses at a pedestrian crossing outside schools in Richmond sparks a plea for motorists to give way.

Where the living is far too easy

Hannah McQueen: ''Let them get accustomed to what life costs. The longer you delay this realisation the longer they drift.''

OPINION: Are you doing your adult kids a disservice?

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