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    Retailer: Nelson is best

    By Andrew Board • July 30

    Cheapskates Nelson owner Chris Kerby.

    A local retailer is closing his Richmond store to focus on Nelson, saying the city is a better place to do business.
    Cheapskates Nelson owners Chris and Joey Kirby, say…

    Proud families watch our heroes

    By Phillip Rollo • July 30

    Nelson lawn bowler Amy Mcilroy with her bronze medal and parents Raewyn and Tim Brenton in Glasgow.

    It’s been an exciting few days at the Commonwealth Games for Nelson’s top sporting stars – and equally so for their families.
    On Monday morning lawn bowler Jo Edwards won…

    Breakfast Club gets young swimmers off the blocks

    By Simon Bloomberg • July 30

    Tasman Swim Breakfast Club parents and grandparents, from left, Garry Smith, George McKenzie and Lisa Dunn, with some of the club’s age group swimmers at breakfast at the ASB Aquatic Centre last Thursday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    It’s not a lot of fun getting out of bed early in the morning especially in winter but a dedicated group of parents and grandparents are happily doing it three…

    Blessing for an already ‘very good’ hoki season

    By Simon Bloomberg • July 23

    A big crowd join Bishop Richard Ellena, Reverend Jeff Cotton and Father David Gruscol to bless the fishing fleet at Sunderland Pier on Saturday. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    Nelson’s fishing community paused for a few hours on Saturday to remember the lives of those who have been lost at sea but then it was all hands back on…

    What would you like to see on Rocks Rd?

    By Andrew Board • July 23

    One of the two options that are being released to the public for feedback.

    Nelsonians can have their say about the proposed promenade along Rocks Rd after councillors unanimously agreed to send two concepts out for consultation.
    But that’s where the agreement on the…

    Sugary drinks banned

    By Nelson Weekly • July 23

    All “sugary drinks” will be banned from Nelson City Council venues and events, the first time a council in New Zealand has imposed such a ban.
    Nelson mayor Rachel Reese…

    ‘Menzshed’ needs… a shed

    By Andrew Board • July 23

    At a barbeque last week to discuss a building for the Nelson Menzshed is Graeme O’Brien with some of the other locals keen to see a Menzshed established in the city. Photo: Andrew Board.

    A “Menzshed” for Nelson is ready to go – apart from one key ingredient, a building.
    Since promoting an initial meeting to gauge interest two months ago, the organisers of…

    Lighting up Nelson

    By Phillip Rollo • July 16

    Kelvin Sparks helps his grandson Luke Foord, 7, reach up to the light beams coming off a display at Light Nelson on Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Light Nelson exceeded all of its organisers’ expectations this year, with 40,000 people visiting over the two nights, but massive queues and long waits left a sour taste with some…

    Quake issues see two churches go

    By Andrew Board • July 16

    The Unite Church’s main auditorium coming down last week. Photo: Andrew Board.

    One Nelson church has been pulled down this week, while another has been farewelled.
    Unite Church on Rutherford St had its main building pulled down last week after it was…

    Tramping club turns 80

    By Nelson Weekly • July 16

    Members of the Nelson Tramping Club on Mt Peel in 1934

    The Nelson Tramping Club will be looking back to when its members wore hob-nailed boots and oil skins and carried heavy canvas packs, when they celebrate the club’s 80th anniversary…

    Arty takeover of Saxton Stadium

    By Phillip Rollo • July 10

    Saxton Stadium will transform from a sporting venue into an art gallery this weekend for the third annual Art Expo Nelson.
    Art Expo Nelson brings together 120 artists from around…

    Southern Link back on the table

    By Nelson Weekly • July 2

    There’s been a mainly positive reaction to the Prime Minister’s shock announcement to investigate building the long-talked-about Southern Link.
    John Key announced on Sunday that the investigation into building what…

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