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    First Fight 4 Victory bouts announced

    By Andrew Board • November 19

    Sergeants Justin Carter and Steffan James stare each other down at the After the Bell fundraiser at the Rutherford Hotel on Friday. The pair were one of four fights announced for the Fight 4 Victory charity boxing event next Easter. Photo: Evan Barnes/Shuttersport.

    Mohammed Ali once told the world that he could “float like a butterfly”. But as Nelson’s eight newest boxers were unveiled on Friday night, the only butterflies around were located…

    Dental Council ‘put public at risk’

    By Nelson Weekly • November 19

    The dental licence of Dr Nicholas Smith should have been stripped years earlier, according to a prominent member of the Nelson dental profession, who says members of the public were…

    Mike close to reaching target for new lungs

    By Andrew Board • November 19

    Mike Corkill, centre, with his wife and children from left; Liam, 17, Brittany, 14, Julie-Ann, Cassie, 21, and Teigan, 9. Photo: Andrew Board.

    After seven months and $81,000, Mike Corkill is just $19,000 away from the new set of lungs he needs to survive.
    Mike has a pulmonary hypertension, a rare and incurable…

    Mum loses money after dentist closes

    By Andrew Board • November 12

    The Stoke Dental Centre on Main Rd Stoke is now closed and its owner is no longer a registered dentist.

    A Nelson mother with at least $600 worth of credit with her local dentist is battling to get her money back after the business closed its doors, leaving no contact…

    Nayland principal farewells college

    By Andrew Board • November 12

    Nayland College principal Rex Smith is leaving the school at the end of this year to move to Wellington. A new principal has already been appointed. Photo: Andrew Board.

    After five and a half years as principal of Nayland College, Rex Smith is leaving at the end of this year to take up a job in Wellington – but…

    Just $7K away from new film industry

    By Nelson Weekly • November 12

    Laura Irish.

    The creators of a Nelson-based sit-com are just $7500 away from kick starting a “TV and film industry” in the top of the south.
    B-Rabbit is based on the story…

    Giving kids fizzy is ‘neglect’

    By Andrew Board • November 5

    Dr Robert Beaglehole demonstrates how much sugar is in a 1.25l bottle of Coke.

    Giving sugary drinks to children should be classed as neglect, says the head of the region’s district health board.
    Chris Fleming, the chief executive of the Nelson Marlborough District Health…

    Charity auction raises $13,000 for school kids

    By Andrew Board • November 5

    Discover NZ Campervan owner, Tony Terrell, donated the use of a campervan for ten days around the South Island to the Walk with Us charity auction. Getting the keys is winner of the auction, June Ferguson, as trustees from Walk with Us watch on. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Spurred on by a stirring speech from Stoke School principal Pete Mitchener, June Ferguson was happily the highest bidder for a campervan trip at the Walk with Us charity auction…

    Young artist amongst NZ’s most talented

    By Andrew Board • November 5

    Nelson College for Girls student Grace Wiegand, 15, has been selected to take part in the Pinnacle Programme, a scholarship for the country's most talented teenagers. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Grace Wiegand loves art. She loves to sketch, loves to paint and especially loves to design. So it’s rather fortunate that she’s exceptionally good at it.
    So good in fact,…

    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…

    Five storey building up by Christmas

    By Nelson Weekly • October 29

    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.

    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…

    Getting ‘haka fit’ for nationals

    By Nelson Weekly • October 29

    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.

    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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