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    No room for extra students

    By Andrew Board • January 28

    Pupils at Nelson College will be forced to take classes in the school’s boarding houses this term as the student population outgrows the number of desks and chairs available.
    The…

    Nelsonians encouraged to get behind ‘Neighbours Day’

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 28

    Neighbourhood Support Nelson coordinator, Karen Clark, left, with Stoke Bakery's Margaret McCarthy and Pestell's Rai Bacon Company's Chris Pestell. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Nelson neighbours are being encouraged to get together over BBQs, picnics and other gatherings to celebrate Neighbours Day Aotearoa at the end of March.
    Neighbourhood Support Nelson is offering meat…

    Rodeo is a hit with Nelson crowd

    By Monique Bergman • January 28

    Three generations involved in the Richmond Rodeo last Saturday, from left, pick up rider, Ben Nisbett, Rodeo Treasurer, Sharon Nisbett and calf rider, Dustin Nisbett from Wai-iti. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    The cowboys and cowgirls rode into town to compete in the action-packed annual Richmond Rodeo on Saturday.
    The sunshine was out in full force and so was the crowd at…

    New rules will kill kids ride

    By Andrew Board • January 21

    The Noddy Train operated by the Nelson North Lions Club.

    The operators of a charitable “Noddy Train”, which has operated in Nelson without incident for 29 years, have been told they now need to operate within steel safety fencing –…

    Community rallies to build home for sick family man

    By Monique Bergman • January 21

    Tyrell and Nyssa Archibald with twin daughters, Dakota and Sienna, inside the framing of their new house being constructed by builders who have donated their time to help build it for the family. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    For Tyrell Archibald life was good, he had a loving wife Nyssa and beautiful twin daughters and was about to start building their dream home.  Sadly, those dreams were shattered…

    Outdoor theatre takes on steam punk

    By Jacob Chandler • January 21

    Preparing for the Outdoor Theatre this week are actors from left; Lisa Allan, Damien Mcgrath, Roger Sanders and Isaac Thomas. Photo: Jacob Chandler.

    An alternate steampunk reality is set to come to town, with the outdoor summer theatre season starting this Friday.
    The Body and Space Theatre Company will be performing an adaption…

    BMX gets impaled on monument

    By Andrew Board • January 14

    A BMX bike was put at the top of the monument at the Centre of New Zealand over the weekend.

    A BMX was impaled at the top of the monument at the Centre of New Zealand over the weekend.
    Stoke’s Trina Hobbs went for a walk up the Centre of…

    New tenants sought for Founders Park

    By Nelson Weekly • January 14

    The Motor Garage at Founders. Photo: Tim Cuff.

    Founders Heritage Park has had a record number of summer visitors this year with more than 300 people visiting every day over the last two weeks.
    And the trend looks…

    Nelson’s Wislang taking on the world

    By Andrew Board • January 14

    Daryl Wislang on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Daryl is the pit and boat captain and is currently racing the third leg of the race from Abu Dhabi to China. Photo: Ian Roman. Insert: Daryl waves goodbye to his family while heading back on his yacht before the start of the third leg. Photo: Andrew Board.

    As Daryl Wislang walked the gauntlet of sailing fans, media and curious bystanders keen to see what all the commotion was about, he looks up at the pavilion containing friends…

    Hundreds of presents donated for local kids

    By Simon Bloomberg • December 23

    Major Jill Knight of the Salvation Army with some of the presents they have been donated to distribute to children around the Nelson region. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    The Salvation Army has received a great response from the community to their annual Christmas appeal for families in need throughout the region.
    The Salvation Army collects donated Christmas presents…

    School fundraises for cat’s vet bills

    By Simon Bloomberg • December 23

    Hampden St School students with Socks the cat at the school last week. They students are from left; Jakob Fletcher, Jack Burrows, Rhys Sharland, Reegan Lawton and William Daniell. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Pupils and staff at Hampden St School left for their summer holidays last Friday feeling a lot happier, knowing that one of the school’s most-liked members is on the road…

    Lights brighten up Christmas

    By Andrew Board • December 23

    Anita Manson visits the Walkers home on Tahunanui Drive with her sons Jack, 10 and Dylan, 7. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Each night this month Bronwyn Walker and her partner Dick Fleming finish their dinner, flick the switches and head outside to see hordes of people come up their driveway and…

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