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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…

    Closed Trafalgar Centre hurts survey results

    By Andrew Board • October 22

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

    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…

    Another free parking trial

    By Nelson Weekly • October 15

    Another free parking trial has been approved by Nelson City Council for the next six months.
    The new trial will mean the first hour of parking in Nelson’s CBD will…

    Tip jar thief strikes again

    By Andrew Board • October 15

    A security camera image of the man who is believed to have stolen the tip jar from the Vic Brew Bar.

    A third Nelson bar has had its tip jar stolen and it is believed the same man is behind each of the thefts.
    The Vic Brew Bar had its tip…

    MP says goodbye to Nelson

    By Andrew Board • October 15

    Former Labour list MP Maryan Street has said farewell to Nelson after failing to gain re-election in last month's general election. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Former Labour MP Maryan Street has farewelled Nelson, declaring she will not contest another election campaign after her party failed to get enough votes to return her to parliament last…

    Big Brother is watching

    By Andrew Board • October 8

    Senior Sergeant Shane Miles, of Nelson, with the CCTV camera monitors that are used by police and volunteers from the Nelson Community Patrol to keep an eye on the city. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Every step you take, every move you make, 32 cameras will be watching you.
    Two years ago Nelson City Council upgraded the CCTV cameras that watch every inch of  Nelson’s…

    Energy Centre opens in time for arts fest

    By Nelson Weekly • October 8

    Nelson Arts Festival director Sophie Kelly and city councillor Gaile Noonan outside the Energy Centre at Founders Heritage Park after it was re-opened last Friday. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Work to strengthen the Energy Centre at Founders Heritage Park has been finished in time for this month’s Nelson Arts Festival.
    The centre was closed in July due to its…

    Turning Nelson pink

    By Nelson Weekly • October 8

    Kate Donaldson, Kim Proctor-Western, Tanya Glenn, Kate Coote, Kate Gregory and Bridget Harwood are some of the team behind a plan to “paint Nelson pink” for the month of October. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Nelson businesses are banding together in an effort to paint the city pink.
    The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust has teamed up with several local businesses to raise awareness of…

    Boats lost after heavy wind

    By Nelson Weekly • October 1

    The boat that washed up on the southern tip of Nelson Airport last week.

    Two boats were hit so hard by a wind in Nelson last week that they were blown from their moorings.
    One boat owner says his 3.4 metre smartwave dinghy is…

    Construction starts on pest-proof fence

    By Nelson Weekly • October 1

    Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust chairman Dave Butler with Macey, Mia, Jacob, Thomas, Malachi and Oscar, as they install the first fence post at the Brook sanctuary on Saturday. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    After a decade of ground work, supporters of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary gathered to celebrate the first steps in the construction of a pest-proof fence.
    It’s been 13 years since…

    Nelson firm develops ‘giant step’ for fishing

    By Andrew Board • October 1

    Snapit HD founder and CEO Chris Rodley, with a prototype of the FishEye camera that could be put on fishing boats around New Zealand. Photo: Andrew Board.

    A Nelson IT company is on the verge of “greatly improving” the fishing industry, with a fixed camera that captures a 360 degree view of an entire fishing boat.

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