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  • Interislander here for repairs

    By Simon Bloomberg • August 20

    About 160 engineers, painters and specialist tradespeople will be busy on the Interislander flagship Kaitaki, which arrived in Port Nelson early on Sunday for a week-long overhaul.
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    The Interislander ferry Kaitaki arrived in to Nelson around 7am on Sunday morning. It will remain at Port Nelson for six days as it gets an engine overhaul and undergoes other repairs. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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    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.…

    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.

    Long hours pay off

    By Nelson Weekly • August 20

    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…

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

    Our heroes are the pride of the South

    By Nelson Weekly • August 13

    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…

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    Hand over $20, get a $30 voucher

    By Waimea Weekly • August 14

    Richmond Mall customers can get a $10 head start before their shopping next week, with the return of the Swap $20 for $30 promotion.
    From August 18 until August 21,…

    Kaka Shield: Rugby, tradition and plenty of antics

    By Phillip Rollo • August 14

    It’s hard not to found yourself in hysterics watching the Kaka Shield, and it appears to be the case for those playing in it too.
    The Kaka Shield – apparently…

    Games medallist back home and back to work

    By Phillip Rollo • August 14

    Last week Amy Mcilroy was standing on a podium in Glasgow with a bronze medal draped around her neck, but this week she was back at work in Richmond, standing…

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    Lawn bowler Jo Edwards shows off her Commonwealth Games gold medal. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Golden girl returns home

    Two weeks after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games, lawn bowler Jo Edwards has finally arrived back in Nelson – and to a very warm reception.
    Jo, who won the…

    Hope for Saxton Oval

    A back-down from organisers of the Cricket World Cup, by allowing the Auckland Nines event to go ahead, has locals hopeful there will be a similar back-down at Saxton Oval.…

    Rabbits' Cam Salton crosses over for a try in the dying minutes, while Tristan Laubscher celebrates in the background. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Three-peat for Richmond Rabbits

    The Richmond Rabbits have gone where no other TRL side has gone before, winning their third title in a row and finishing the entire season undefeated.
    The Rabbits managed to…

    Shots fired in popular reserve

    Hearing shotguns echoing in the air, and coming across dying piglets on the track, wasn’t what one Richmond man expected when he was walking his dogs last week.
    The man…

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