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  • Nelson’s strongest man

    By Nelson Weekly • November 26

    Nelson personal trainer, Tom Armstrong, lived up to his name by winning the Vortex Spas Top of the South Strongman competition, held over two bicep-bulging days at the Nelson A&P…

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    Public save drowning baby

    By Andrew Board • November 26

    A baby boy, blue and limp after falling in the family swimming pool, was brought back to life by members of the public after his mother ran onto Tahunanui Drive…

    Monaco resident Chris Keay at the Monaco Reserve where residents hope to have a ban on dogs off their lead dropped. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    Petition to drop ‘stupid’ dog ban

    By Andrew Board • November 26

    Nelson City Council is investigating a petition by Monaco residents to allow dogs on its reserve, after two residents were fined for having their dogs there off a leash.
    Monaco…

    Cawthron scientist Dr Kirsty Smith with a sample of the sea squirts that she received a $300,000 grant to research over the next three years. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Scientist earns research grant

    By Andrew Board • November 26

    A Cawthron scientist has secured a $300,000 research grant, one of only a handful of successful grants to go to a researcher from outside of the country’s six main universities.…

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    Henley School principal, John Armstrong, holds a piece of timber framing with rusting metal joist hangers from the school’s leaky library. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    School library demolished

    By Simon Bloomberg • November 20

    Henley School’s leaky library is being demolished and a new one built after the Ministry of Education decided “that it will be more economical to rebuild the building than to…

    Apprentice hairdresser, Alesha Bruce, outside Clear Cuts shop window on Queen St that is being decorated for Richmond Unlimited’s Decorate 2 Win competition. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Businesses decorate shop windows for Christmas

    By Simon Bloomberg • November 20

    The girls at Clear Cuts hair salon are taking an unusual approach to this year’s Richmond Unlimited Decorate 2 Win competition, aimed at brightening up shop windows for Christmas.
    Instead…

    Richmond Unlimited vice-chair, Toni Lane, and Richmond Mall manager, Belinda de Clerqc, in the mall carpark this week. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Car parking made easier

    By Simon Bloomberg • November 20

    Christmas shoppers won’t have any problems getting carparks around Richmond this year thanks to a joint-initiative by the Richmond Mall and Richmond Unlimited.
    Last year, carparks around the Richmond central…

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    Hopgood’s owner Kevin Hopgood and Ford’s and Panama owner Garry Ford have joined the Fight 4 Victory charity boxing card. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Top chefs to jump in the ring

    Chefs are known for being ultra competitive, and for having a wicked temper, but two of Nelson’s top cooks reckon smacking each other in the face won’t be that easy.…

    Hugh Neill has been heavily involved in Nelson’s theatre scene since the mid-1970s but he is preparing for his final shows. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Hugh’s final fling

    When Hugh Neill moved to Nelson in 1974 he didn’t know a soul. So, when he saw an advert seeking actors for a local play he decided it would be…

    Chris Brake clears 2.03 metres in the high jump at the Athletics Nelson twilight meet at Saxton Field last Wednesday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Brake jumps at US scholarship

    Tapawera athlete, Chris Brake, showed he is in top form, equalling his personal best and the Tasman Centre record in the high jump at the Athletics Nelson twilight meeting at…

    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

    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…

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