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    MPs: Air NZ prices too high

    By Nelson Weekly • September 17

    Air New Zealand’s fares to fly to and from Nelson are too high and should be looked at, say Nelson-based MPs Nick Smith and Maryan Street.
    In April, Nelson Weekly…

    Community rallies behind family

    By Nelson Weekly • September 17

    Wynter Emerson with his father Shon.

    The funeral for Nelson teenager Wynter Emerson will be held at the Nayland College Hall this Saturday, after an overwhelming response to an appeal is helping to bring Wynter home…

    Shut till 2016

    By Andrew Board • September 17

    Two of Nelson’s premier events centres, the Nelson School of Music, left, and the Trafalgar Centre, will remain closed until 2016, announced the Nelson City Council on Monday afternoon. Photos: Jessie Johnston.

    Trafalgar Centre and School of Music closed until 2016
    Two of Nelson’s major events centres will remain closed until 2016, announced Nelson City Council on Monday.
    Opus has been appointed…

    Charity bucket stolen from Mike

    By Nelson Weekly • September 10

    Mike Corkill.

    A Nelson man raising money for life-saving surgery has had a donation bucket stolen.
    Mike Corkill received a phone call last Wednesday to say an empty bucket with a photo…

    Nelson wine pioneers honoured by industry

    By Simon Bloomberg • September 10

    Nelson winemakers Hermann and Agnes Seifried have been made Fellows of the New Zealand Winegrowers. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Wine industry pioneers, Agnes and Hermann Seifried, have been honoured by their peers, being inducted as Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers 41 years after they planted their first  vineyard in…

    Teachers develop eco-friendly food wrap

    By Simon Bloomberg • September 10

    Creators of the eco-friendly Happbee Wrap, Jo Brown and Linda Hansen. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    Two Nelson early childhood teachers, Jo Brown and Linda Hansen, are doing their bit to help the environment by developing and marketing a new eco-friendly food wrapper made of cotton…

    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…

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