Nelson newlyweds: Craig and Nicholas



More of your photos from recent weddings around the region.

More of your summer snaps

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Send us your best holiday pictures from the region and you could win a Fujifilm W3 digital camera with real 3D.

Mail snapper honoured at Aviation Awards

The Nelson Mail's Chief Photographer Martin de Ruyter has finished runner-up in the Aviation Photographer of the Year award.

Mt Arthur/The Twins : A visual diary

The Twins and Mt Arthur

At nearly 1800 meters, Mt Arthur guards the Tablelands and boasts stunning views of Tasman Bay.

New snapper's top shots

Region's natural beauty captured on camera

Alden Williams gallery

New Nelson Mail photographer Alden Williams has only been in the job a few weeks, but has spent years taking photos around the top of the south.

Snapshots from the bottom of the world


Nelson Mail reporter Anna Pearson has returned from a three-week stint with Antarctica New Zealand at Scott Base. She took thousands of photographs and here are some of her favourites.

Summer snaps: People's Choice Award

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Vote for your favourite photo using the printable entry form on the left of the page and post to Summer Snaps. Nelson Mail. PO Box 244 Nelson 7040.

A Nelson summer, Instagrammed

Stories of a Nelson summer, shared by people on Instagram. Photographs found using Worldcam, presented using Storify.

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On the rocks

Magazine Point 'a window into NZ's past'

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Clues to Nelson's ancient history are embedded in the rock formations at Magazine Pt.

Winners at WOW

Mail photographer's top shots from WOW show



Nelson Mail chief photographer Martin De Ruyter selects his favourite photos from this year's Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art awards in Wellington.

Hip-hop stars impress judges


Hip-hop hit Nelson in a big way last Saturday with the city hosting the Shakedown Dance Championships.

The WOW factor is here

Nelson designers wow Wellington

Garments of all shapes, colours and sizes, including 14 from Nelson designers, have hit the stage before a sold-out audience in Wellington.

CPP celebrates 25th anniversary

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A friendship and business partnership that has endured the decades and which has produced some of New Zealand's best books was honoured at a special gathering in Nelson on Tuesday night.

Letting the dogs out

Furry friends on the streets of Nelson


Nelson Mail photographer Marion van Dijk took a stroll around town, and further out into the region, and found dogs are very much part of people's everyday lives.

Vast Dance Festival

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Nelson's Theatre Royal was alive last week with the colour, sound and movement of the inaugural Vast Dance Festival.

Fifty shades of fun

"Nelson is a kinky little place"


Richmond hosted a colourful evening celebrating erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, featuring a talk from a dominatrix, spanking demonstrations and lashings of sparkling wine.

Listen up lads

Spotlight on men's fashion

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Justine Jamieson's spotlight on Nelson men's fashion.

Bride's a winner again

Jessica Lyver got to be the blushing bride, twice.

Who's a good dog?

Puppies put through paces at preschool


Many local vets offer "puppy preschool" obedience classes. Nelson Mail chief photographer Martin de Ruyter thought they offered good opportunities to get creative with his camera.

Life is a carnival at Nayland ball

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Colourful ball gowns competed for attention with clowns and trapeze artists, as Nayland College enjoyed a night in the big top.

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