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  • Nelsonians do the ‘Nelson’

    By Andrew Board • October 29

    Today is 111 days until Nelson hosts its first Cricket World Cup game and to celebrate, Nelsonians will be doing the “Nelson”.
    The “Nelson” involves getting one or both feet…

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    Hampden St School student Nina Condo, 10, getting ready to do the “Nelson” today with some of her fellow students. Photo: Andrew Board.

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    Trouble for football board

    By Andrew Board • October 29

    The board behind the region’s national youth league football team appears to be in disarray, with just three board members left and the chairman saying he’ll resign at the end…

    Arrow International front manager Shane Etridge on the first floor of the new Quest apartment building which is going up on Collingwood St. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Five storey building up by Christmas

    By Nelson Weekly • October 29

    Nelson’s newest “high rise” will be up by Christmas, say contractors.
    The five storey Quest building on Collingwood St started in July and contractors Arrow International say they’re making good…

    Awhina Kihi performs with other members of Te Whatukura Kapahaka club in the Wairua Body Coaching Systems gym at the Wakatu Estate last week, as part of the Nelson kapahaka group’s efforts to get “haka fit” for next year’s national competition. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Getting ‘haka fit’ for nationals

    By Nelson Weekly • October 29

    Nelson’s kapahaka group are being put through their paces in an effort to get “haka fit” for the national kapahaka festival next year.
    Te Whatukura Kapahaka club has been doing…

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    Wakefield's Nicole Preller has donated funds she raised for the World Challenge to help Adelaide Ketel. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Teen donates world challenge funds to sick child

    By Simon Bloomberg • October 15

    Nicole Preller has turned her own disappointment into joy, when she donated $2022 to help the family of 21-month-old Adelaide Ketel who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
    Nicole had been…

    Kelly McGarry has again been a crowd favourite at the Redbull Rampage downhill mountain bike event in Utah. Insert: The view from Kelly’s GoPro camera during his run.

    Nelson biker thrills crowds in America

    By Nelson Weekly • October 8

    Kelly McGarry is either nuts, or just has plenty of them.
    Either way, his day job continues to thrill people around the world, the majority of whom would be too…

    Political party wants 1080 ban

    By Nelson Weekly • September 17

    A Nelson-based political party is hoping to reignite the debate around 1080 poison and one of its candidates, Nelson jeweller Glen Tomlinson, says the government should ban it.
    The Ban…

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    Members of the Nelson South Swimming Club get an early dip in the Hampden St pool which is now open for the summer. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Hampden St pool open for summer

    The swimming pool at Hampden St is officially open for business.
    The pool opens today for the summer and, despite the sometimes cool temperatures outside at this time of year,…

    Matt Holmes flew home from the US this month to receive a top honour from the New Zealand Institute of Design. Photo: NZ Herald.

    Nelson’s Nike designer wins top award

    Matt Holmes has a lot of shoes, and not all of them are his. There’s Michael Johnson’s gold-medal-winning sprint shoe, light as a feather, signed by the man himself. There’s…

    Richmond wins premier netball final

    The Premier 1 final lived up to all expectations when a tightly-contested game was played between top seed Richmond and defending champions Jacks OPD.
    In the four clashes this season…

    Shots fired in popular reserve

    Hearing shotguns echoing in the air, and coming across dying piglets on the track, wasn’t what one Richmond man expected when he was walking his dogs last week.
    The man…

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