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    Fight for Grey Power turns ugly

    By Andrew Board • February 25

    The fight to control Grey Power has gotten physical, with supporters of former president Neville Male forcing their way into the association’s office on Saturday and again on Monday morning.…

    Search and rescue at sea just practice

    By Jessie Johnston • February 25

    Noah Hosie and Greg Young of Nelson Surf Life Saving Club haul sea cadet, Kolsey Lawrence, into their IRB during the Nelson Police marine rescue exercise. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    It may have been just a practice, but with real-life scenarios, smoke and all, our emergency response teams proved they were up for the real deal, should it occur.
    Last…

    Orcas back in our bay

    By Nelson Weekly • February 25

    Golden Bay Kayak’s Tony Bateup has a close encounter with Orca offshore from Pohara last Wednesday. Photo: Tom Cooper.

    Golden Bay Kayak’s Tony Bateup and Lisa Savage had a whale of time when they went out for a paddle off Pohara Beach last Wednesday, enjoying a close encounter with…

    Community raises money to support ‘local legend’

    By Jacob Chandler • February 25

    Stoke man and well-known rugby figure, Barry Leary, is battling a viral infection called Bickerstaff Encephalitis.

    It came as a massive shock to the Nelson rugby community when “local legend” Barry Leary was diagnosed with a rare inflammatory disorder – but now they’re rallying to do…

    Birchwood puts on breakfast for pupils

    By Simon Bloomberg • February 18

    Birchwood School’s Breakfast Club coordinator, Janice Johnson, back left, with parent helpers and pupils at breakfast before school last Friday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    A group of kids at Birchwood School have been getting a kick start to the day thanks to generous support from Countdown Stoke, Fonterra, Sanitarium, and a dedicated band of…

    ‘Talented friends’ pitch in to help drama student

    By Andrew Board • February 18

    Natalie Davies is hoping to sell out the Theatre Royal to help raise money for her drama school fees. Photo: Andrew Board.

    For nine years Natalie Davies has performed for Nelsonians, now she’s hoping they’ll return the favour and help her make it to the West End and Broadway.
    Natalie graduated from…

    Motor Show a roaring success

    By Jessie Johnston • February 18

    Ange Kelly with the 1954 Desoto Diplomat at last weekend’s Nelson Motor Show, held at the Tahunanui Holiday Park. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    The Nelson Motor Show has exceeded the expectations of organiser Steve Steele with a record number of people enjoying the three day event.
    The show began with a “Black Friday…

    Faulty phone lines ‘won’t be tolerated’

    By Andrew Board • February 11

    Fed-up residents in Maitai Valley say their home telephones “drop out” in the middle of conversations, calls go to the wrong home, and one family’s phone hasn’t been working for…

    A festival to feast on

    By Jacob Chandler • February 11

    Sophia Takimoana, Sheryl Taaiari and Gaylene Te Hore cooking fried bread at the Kai Festival at Founders Heritage Park on Waitangi Day. Photo: Jacob Chandler.

    The smell of hangi wafted through the air as visitors were treated to an array of international foods at the Whakatu Marae for the 2015 International Kai Festival on Friday.…

    Top cop farewells Nelson

    By Simon Bloomberg • February 11

    Steve Greally is heading to Wellington after three years as Nelson Bays Police Area Commander. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Cleaning up Bridge St and gaining the confidence and trust of the Nelson public stand out as highlights for  Nelson Bays Police Area Commander, Inspector Steve Greally, who is heading…

    Dry January boosts sales

    By Simon Bloomberg • February 5

    Sales of ice creams, bottled water, sunscreen and water slides have been “going crazy” as temperatures around the Nelson region hit near-record highs last month.
    The latest Met Service records…

    Back to school

    By Jacob Chandler • February 5

    Belinda Mackean will be starting work as a teacher at Nayland Primary School for the first time this week, along with her three children. They are, from left, Charlie, 7, Tessa, 5, and Oliver, 9. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Starting school for a five year old can be a terrifying experience, at least Tessa Mackean doesn’t have to go through it alone.
    Tessa has her first day at Nayland…

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