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  • Flash mob are Off Their Rockers

    By Jessie Johnston • August 27

    Off Their Rockers may be a choir for the over 60s but they definitely haven’t lost their groove.
    A flash mob at Nelson’s Fresh Choice supermarket on Friday evening left…

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    Pam Shaw, centre, gets into the music as the over 60s choir Off Their Rockers converged on Fresh Choice Nelson for a much appreciated flash mob. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

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    Nelson MP Nick Smith with a thresher shark from the collection of preserved marine life that will be on display in the proposed fishing and marine museum in the Plant and Food building on Rocks Rd. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    MP wants marine museum

    By Simon Bloomberg • August 27

    A collection of “amazing marine creatures” will be one of the big attractions at a new fishing museum and marine education centre to be established in the Plant and Food…

    End of the road for taxi driver

    By Phillip Rollo • August 27

    Being a taxi driver, Peter Combes hears plenty of great yarns. But having just retired after 43 years in the same job, it’s fair to say he’s got plenty of…

    ACC pays $23m to Nelson

    By Phillip Rollo • August 27

    Labourers, carpenters and joiners have had the most work-related accidents in the past 12 months, according to an ACC injury comparison report which says it paid out more than $23…

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    Hand over $20, get a $30 voucher

    By Waimea Weekly • August 14

    Richmond Mall customers can get a $10 head start before their shopping next week, with the return of the Swap $20 for $30 promotion.
    From August 18 until August 21,…

    Kaka Shield: Rugby, tradition and plenty of antics

    By Phillip Rollo • August 14

    It’s hard not to found yourself in hysterics watching the Kaka Shield, and it appears to be the case for those playing in it too.
    The Kaka Shield – apparently…

    Games medallist back home and back to work

    By Phillip Rollo • August 14

    Last week Amy Mcilroy was standing on a podium in Glasgow with a bronze medal draped around her neck, but this week she was back at work in Richmond, standing…

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    The Richmond Mall Pines are sending two volleyball teams to the national club championship in Tauranga this week. The Pines have won the competition two years in a row. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Pines chase third national title

    The Richmond Mall Pines headed to Tauranga on Monday, chasing their third national title in as many years.
    The Nelson Pines have won the Volleyball New Zealand Club Championship twice…

    The Breeze breakfast host Breffni O’Rourke, left, with the Car Company’s Oliver Brown, second right, and Shane Drummond, right, with the Nelson Youth and Community Trust’s David Atoa, second left, and Nathan Telfer aboard The Truck. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Final days for charity drive applications

    The latest entry in the Car Company Charity Drive, Nelson’s Youth and Community Trust, is gaining a high profile from some of the concerts it is staging for the region’s…

    Rabbits' Cam Salton crosses over for a try in the dying minutes, while Tristan Laubscher celebrates in the background. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Three-peat for Richmond Rabbits

    The Richmond Rabbits have gone where no other TRL side has gone before, winning their third title in a row and finishing the entire season undefeated.
    The Rabbits managed to…

    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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