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    Merchant Navy men remembered

    By Nelson Weekly • September 3

    Retired captain Tom Rowling looks at a “Red Duster”, a Merchant Navy flag, during the Merchant Navy Parade at Anzac Park on Saturday morning. Photo: Andrew Board.

    More than 100 people paid their respects to those who toiled away in Nelson’s once-large Merchant Navy.
    Nelson once boasted more than 70 shipping companies, making its Merchant Navy one…

    Church puts up its pews

    By Nelson Weekly • September 3

    Members of the Stoke Methodist Church with the 20 pews that are up for sale. They are, from left, Keith Drogemuller, Gary Clover, Jan Thompson and Val Knight. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Stoke’s Methodist Church is selling its pews as it makes way for its new chapel.
    For decades the three and a half metre-long pews, made of heart-rimu, have been used…

    National hip hop ‘shakedown’ in town

    By Simon Bloomberg • September 3

    Mad Beat Hip Hop dance crew Descendants, Demi Salton and Cloe Kemp, front, and from left, Emma Common, Shauna Hailes-Paku, Hannah Swift, Catherine Evaga and Courtney Butchart rehearse for the Shakedown competition this Saturday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Nine crews from Richmond hip hop dance studio Mad Beat will need to be in sync for this year’s Shakedown competition, to be held in the Waimea College Hall this…

    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…

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