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  • Dad gives the Lowe-down on star Mako

    By Simon Bloomberg • October 22

    Anyone who watched Tasman Makos wing, James Lowe, playing in his younger days shouldn’t be surprised that he is the team’s leading try scorer – certainly not his father Geoff…

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    Tasman Makos winger James Lowe with his father Geoff and some of his team photos from his junior rugby playing days. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

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    Leaving home for tourists

    By Andrew Board • October 22

    More Nelsonians are renting out their homes over the summer months to make some extra cash, as demand for more homely accommodation increases.
    Nelson has about six holiday home management…

    Woman fuming after dresses stolen from clothes line

    By Jessie Johnston • October 22

    Police are investigating complaints from several Stoke residents after they had items stolen from their clothes line over the weekend.
    Stoke woman Hazel Trethowen was on the verge of tears…

    Some of the biggest changes from a residents survey done for Nelson City Council. Photo: Nelson Weekly.

    Closed Trafalgar Centre hurts survey results

    By Andrew Board • October 22

    The closure of the Trafalgar Centre has dented Nelsonian’s satisfaction with the region’s recreation and leisure facilities, but overall confidence in Nelson City Council’s performance has increased.
    The latest residents…

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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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    Jean Walker, right, and Antonia Lawson before their tennis game at Teapot Valley last week. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    71 years between tennis champions

    There may have been 71 years between tennis players, Jean Walker of Nelson and Kapiti’s Antonia Lawson, but there was nothing between on the scoreboard them when they took to…

    Atawhai resident Lance Langdon watches his rented home get insulated by Absolute Energy’s Craig Hibbs. With them is Nelson MP Nick Smith and Canterbury Community Trust’s Bill Dahlberg. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Landlords chip in for warmer homes

    Sixty-four year old Lance Langdon didn’t think the Atawhai home he rents needed insulating, but with a referral from the health board and support from his landlord, his home was…

    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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