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  • Spectacular crash ‘a freak accident’

    By Jacob Chandler • March 6

    As Bayden Sprozen did a somersault in his power boat at Lake Rotoiti on Saturday he had one thought: “I can save this”.
    He couldn’t. But it at least explains…

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    Bayden Sprozen flips upside down during the Power Boat Champs at Lake Rotoiti on Saturday. Photo: Evan Barnes/Shuttersport.

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    Rain comes to the region, but not without some havoc

    By Jacob Chandler • March 6

    While some gardeners in the region may cherish todays downpour others may not be so lucky with reports of power outages and slips in rural areas.
    Both Hope and Riwaka…

    Grey Power NZ banishes Male

    By Andrew Board • March 4

    Grey Power’s national federation has given the strongest possible sanction to former Nelson president Neville Male, issuing him with a legal notice to stop using its name or logo.
    Neville…

    Jo Leyland, a trustee of the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust, outside the Spooner’s Tunnel.

    Cycle trail to go through Spooner’s tunnel this year

    By Simon Bloomberg • March 4

    The next section of the Tasman Great Taste Trail from Wakefield through the Spooner’s Tunnel to Kohatu looks likely to be completed this financial year, with the Nelson Tasman Cycle…

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    STAR PHOTOGRAPHER: Astro Photographer, Ralph Bradley from Wai-iti, with one of the telescopes he uses to take images of the night sky. Ralph is in preliminary discussions with the International Dark-Sky Association about registering his property and surrounding area as a silver-rated dark sky reserve. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    Reserve set up for seeing stars

    By Monique Bergman • February 18

    Amateur astrology photographer, Ralph Bradley, is hoping that his new Wai-iti property will soon be registered as the only silver-rated dark sky reserve in the Top of The South.
    Having…

    Paulette Potter, left, Rose Pinker, centre, and Mel Potter at the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival on Sunday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Wine and food festival raises $30k for charity

    By Simon Bloomberg • February 18

    A fine day, good marketing and “getting the recipe right” combined to make Sunday’s Brightwater Wine and Food Festival a success, with a big crowd enjoying the best of the…

    Rod Sharp, Christine Clark, Janine Pomeroyand Andrew Clark, with one of the scooters they’ll ride in the Survivor Scooter. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    Survivor Scooter attracts new faces

    By Simon Bloomberg • February 11

    This year’s Survivor Scooter charity ride may be a lot shorter in terms of distance than the original edition from Bluff to Nelson, but organiser Jason Monopoli is promising that…

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    Murchison's Daan Jimmink competes in the kayak slalom at BullerFest. Photo: Barry Whitnall/Shuttersport.

    Paddleboarders join Bullerfest

    The stand-up paddleboarders provided most of the entertainment at the Bullerfest with plenty of thrills and spills as they negotiated the grade three O’Sullivan Rapids on the Buller River.
    It…

    Cathy Knight in front of a photo of Nelson soldiers ready to leave Port Nelson for WWI. Cathy won tickets to the 100th commemoration of the Battle of Gallipoli in April. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Nelsonians to gather in Gallipoli

    Three Nelson men died on April 25, 1915, the first day of the battle of Gallipoli and exactly 100 years on, around 26 Nelsonians will be standing on the same…

    Phil Costley is running in the Buller Marathon this Saturday. Photo: Barry Whitnall/shuttersport.co.nz.

    Super Phil sets new record at Buller Marathon

    It was mission accomplished for Nelson runner Phil Costley, as he added another win and another record to his name when he competed in Saturday’s Buller Marathon.
    Phil won the…

    Construction has started on the expansion of Pak ‘n Save in the Richmond Mall. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Major expansion for Richmond Mall

    The Richmond Mall is about to get even bigger with a new multi-million dollar development of supermarket Pak ’n Save starting this week.
    Pak ‘n Save will be expanded by…

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