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  • Scouts enjoy annual camp

    By Jacob Chandler • February 25

    The lack of a campfire didn’t hinder the scouting spirit as scouts from around the region attended their annual Founders Day camp at Wairoa Gorge last weekend.
    Due to the…

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    SCOUT CAMP: More than 300 kids from around Nelson gathered for the Founders Day Camp at Wairoa Gorge over the weekend. The two-day camp had the scouts and cubs participate in a range of activities including abseiling, shooting, kayaking and even bashing an old car. For full story, see page 18. Photo: Jacob Chandler.

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    Fight for Grey Power turns ugly

    By Andrew Board • February 25

    The fight to control Grey Power has gotten physical, with supporters of former president Neville Male forcing their way into the association’s office on Saturday and again on Monday morning.…

    Noah Hosie and Greg Young of Nelson Surf Life Saving Club haul sea cadet, Kolsey Lawrence, into their IRB during the Nelson Police marine rescue exercise. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    Search and rescue at sea just practice

    By Jessie Johnston • February 25

    It may have been just a practice, but with real-life scenarios, smoke and all, our emergency response teams proved they were up for the real deal, should it occur.

    Golden Bay Kayak’s Tony Bateup has a close encounter with Orca offshore from Pohara last Wednesday. Photo: Tom Cooper.

    Orcas back in our bay

    By Nelson Weekly • February 25

    Golden Bay Kayak’s Tony Bateup and Lisa Savage had a whale of time when they went out for a paddle off Pohara Beach last Wednesday, enjoying a close encounter with…

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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.

    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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    Karly Larking from Stoke lifting some heavy equipment in preparation for the Wairua Warrior race to be held in Nelson in April. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    Wairua Warriors prepare for first home race

    There is sure to be plenty of mud, sweat and tears when Nelson’s first-ever organised obstacle course race is held at Happy Valley in April.
    The Wairua Warrior race is…

    Mark Rayner arrives at Tahunanui after completing his SUP journey from Marahau on Friday.

    Epic paddleboard trip takes 13 hours

    After previously both rowing and wind surfing between Marahau and Tahunanui, Mark Rayner decided to take up a new challenge and paddle board it.
    He set a personal target to…

    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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