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    MP wants marine museum

    By Simon Bloomberg • August 27

    Nelson MP Nick Smith with a thresher shark from the collection of preserved marine life that will be on display in the proposed fishing and marine museum in the Plant and Food building on Rocks Rd. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    A collection of “amazing marine creatures” will be one of the big attractions at a new fishing museum and marine education centre to be established in the Plant and Food…

    End of the road for taxi driver

    By Phillip Rollo • August 27

    Being a taxi driver, Peter Combes hears plenty of great yarns. But having just retired after 43 years in the same job, it’s fair to say he’s got plenty of…

    ACC pays $23m to Nelson

    By Phillip Rollo • August 27

    Labourers, carpenters and joiners have had the most work-related accidents in the past 12 months, according to an ACC injury comparison report which says it paid out more than $23…

    Facebook helps find stolen cars

    By Phillip Rollo • August 20

    A recent spike in car thefts has police concerned, with six stolen vehicles being reported last weekend alone, but social media is playing a part in helping owners recover them.…

    Long hours pay off

    By Nelson Weekly • August 20

    Harbour Light Bistro’s demi-chef Alex Herbert took out the Nelson Hospitality Award’s Up and Coming Chef competition last month. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Alex Herbert believes all the hard work and long hours he has spent in the kitchen are starting to pay off, after he was announced as the winner of the…

    Our heroes are the pride of the South

    By Nelson Weekly • August 13

    Philip Walker, left, and Kyle Paki Paki won the Bravery/Heroism Award in Christchurch last week. Photo: Martin Hunter/New Zealand Herald.

    They’re the pride of Nelson, and now a group of locals will head to the national Pride of New Zealand Awards in Auckland after winning their regional categories in Christchurch…

    Police seeking help with Brook robbery

    By Nelson Weekly • August 13

    A security camera image of a man police would like to speak with, regarding the Brook St store robbery.

    Nelson Police investigating a robbery at the Brook St Store last week have several leads, including a photo of a man who may be connected.
    At about 7.15pm last Thursday…

    Mission to feed for less

    By Andrew Board • August 13

    St Stephen’s Church member and coordinator of its fruit and vege stall on Tahunanui Drive, Matt Gray. Photo: Andrew Board.

    A tiny fruit and vegetable stall on Tahuna Drive is having a big impact, selling healthy food for bargain prices, often below the price they paid for it.
    The stall…

    Scammed out of $250k

    By Nelson Weekly • August 6

    A Nelson woman has been conned out of $250,000 in an on-line friendship that turned out to be a scam.
    It’s the latest in the long, and increasing, line of…

    Warming our coldest homes

    By Nelson Weekly • August 6

    Bronwyn White from the district health board, Russ Aiton from the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust, Bill Dahlberg from the Canterbury Community Trust and Paul Brockie from Absolute Energy, have kick-started the Warmer Healthier Homes Project. Photo: Andrew Board.

    A hundred Nelson homes will be made warmer over the next year thanks to a new $300,000 project aimed at keeping people healthier.
    The Warmer Healthier Homes Project was announced…

    Another $200k for Bridge St

    By Simon Bloomberg • July 31

    Business owners say the council’s attempt to “revitalise” Bridge St is worthy, they just hope they’ll be consulted with before another $200,000 is spent.
    This month, Nelson City Council finished…

    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…

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