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    School being ‘strangled by stealth’

    By Simon Bloomberg • April 16

    Student numbers have been declining at Salisbury School since the government introduced a “intensive wrap around” service.

    Salisbury School in Richmond is under threat from a “sneaky and underhand” strategy by the Minister of Education Hekia Parata, aimed at “strangling the school by stealth”, according to Nelson-based…

    Tahuna back beach ‘needs more security’

    By Nelson Weekly • April 16

    Pro Karts owner Nick Fowler says the vandalism at the back beach has been getting worse. Less than a month after having his building burnt down, his shipping container was tagged with graffiti. Photo: Andrew Board.

    More security is needed near the back beach at Tahunanui say local business owners after a “bad run” of vandalism.
    Last month Pro Karts was the victim of a $250,000…

    Is Nicola Nelson’s luckiest person?

    By Nelson Weekly • April 16

    Nelson's Nicola Pugh has won a trip to the

    Nicola Pugh could be Nelson’s luckiest person.
    She has been regularly winning major competitions and prizes since she was 16 and in the last six months she’s won two separate…

    Shark attack

    By Andrew Board • April 10

    Nelson man Adam Gudsel was the victim of a shark attack on Saturday. Pictured right is a bronze whaler shark. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    A Nelson man was counting his lucky stars on Saturday after he was attacked by a shark while spear fishing off The Glen.
    The two-metre bronze whaler came “in the…

    Air NZ cost health board $1.8M

    By Nelson Weekly • April 9

    Air New Zealand’s “rapacious approach” to air fares has cost the region’s health board an additional $1.8 million since competing airline Origin Pacific collapsed, the equivalent of 100 hip replacements,…

    ‘Flash mob’ proposal stuns bride-to-be

    By Andrew Board • April 9

    A flash mob turned into a marriage proposal at Richmond Mall on Saturday with Craig Kempton getting down on one knee to his bride-to-be Kathy Barton. Photos: Andrew Board.

    Kathy Barton will never have another lunch break like it.
    Hauled up in front of dozens of singing and dancing strangers in the Richmond Mall food court, Kathy was handed…

    Fury at ‘sky-high’ Air NZ prices

    By Andrew Board • April 2

    Air New Zealand’s high prices to fly to and from Nelson have attracted a huge wave of criticism from its own customers.
    Last week Nelson Weekly reported on several issues…

    SPCA over-run with cats and kittens

    By Nelson Weekly • April 2

    Nelson SPCA feline assistant Carmin Torrance with some of the kittens that are up for adoption. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    The Nelson SPCA was already over-run with cats and kittens, and its resources are being stretched again after one man dropped off another 16 kittens to its Motueka site.

    Kids make the most of Tryathlon

    By Nelson Weekly • April 2

    Spectators reach out to congratulate Ollie Walker as he finishes the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon on Sunday morning. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    A record number of Nelson kids took part in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Tryathlon, even though the event had to be postponed due to a potential threat from Cyclone Lusi earlier…

    Boy racers ‘need to be stopped’

    By Nelson Weekly • March 26

    Chris and Bonnie Fabish with neighbour John Scowan on Maitland Ave where burn outs have them concerned over the safety of residents on the street. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Residents of a Stoke neighbourhood fear it’s just a matter of time until someone is killed by a speeding car on their street.
    At around 10pm last Wednesday night, a…

    Schools pass quake test

    By Phillip Rollo • March 26

    Nelson College’s main building.

    Closing the main block at Nelson College would have been a “nightmare”, but it’s a thought headmaster Gary O’Shea shouldn’t have to worry about with the school passing all of…

    Air NZ ‘left me humiliated’

    By Nelson Weekly • March 26

    Air New Zealand staff member Errol Hardy waved a customer’s ticket in his face saying “did you not read the terms and conditions of your ticket?”

    A Nelson man says Air New Zealand has let itself down with rude staff, ridiculous rules and over-the-top cancellation fees.
    Steve Page took his nine year old son on a…

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