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  • Suburban Club turns loss into $220k profit

    By Andrew Board • January 23

    The Nelson Suburban Club’s future is looking much brighter on the back of a massive financial turnaround of $600,000.
    The club, based in Tahunanui, suffered a well-publicised $369,000 deficit in…

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    Suburban Club manager Rob Finlayson with new club president Leigh Bromwell, after announcing a huge turnaround in its finances. Photo: Andrew Board.

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    The Noddy Train operated by the Nelson North Lions Club.

    New rules will kill kids ride

    By Andrew Board • January 21

    The operators of a charitable “Noddy Train”, which has operated in Nelson without incident for 29 years, have been told they now need to operate within steel safety fencing –…

    Tyrell and Nyssa Archibald with twin daughters, Dakota and Sienna, inside the framing of their new house being constructed by builders who have donated their time to help build it for the family. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    Community rallies to build home for sick family man

    By Monique Bergman • January 21

    For Tyrell Archibald life was good, he had a loving wife Nyssa and beautiful twin daughters and was about to start building their dream home.  Sadly, those dreams were shattered…

    Preparing for the Outdoor Theatre this week are actors from left; Lisa Allan, Damien Mcgrath, Roger Sanders and Isaac Thomas. Photo: Jacob Chandler.

    Outdoor theatre takes on steam punk

    By Jacob Chandler • January 21

    An alternate steampunk reality is set to come to town, with the outdoor summer theatre season starting this Friday.
    The Body and Space Theatre Company will be performing an adaption…

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    Construction has started on the expansion of Pak ‘n Save in the Richmond Mall. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Major expansion for Richmond Mall

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 23

    The Richmond Mall is about to get even bigger with a new multi-million dollar development of supermarket Pak ’n Save starting this week.
    Pak ‘n Save will be expanded by…

    Long serving Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Roger Williams.

    Long-serving fire chief passes away

    By Waimea Weekly • January 23

    Richmond’s longest serving chief fire officer, Roger Williams, has passed away marking the end of a dynasty that served the Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade for  67 years.
    Roger served 36…

    Mountainbike Trails Trust’s Chris Mildon, right, with mountainbiking enthusiasts, from left, Tim Bendy, Lilly Bendy and Jude Rawcliffe at the entrance to Tunnicliff Forest in Wai-iti. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Feedback wanted on new mountainbiking track

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 23

    A group of mountainbiking enthusiasts are holding a public meeting next Tuesday to seek support for plans for a new mountainbike park in the Tunnicliff Forest in Wai-iti, near Wakefield.…

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    Practising for their upcoming beach cricket match at Tahuna Beach next Saturday, from left, Ryan, Rachel, Robbie and Josh Flowers. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    Families sign up for beach cricket

    Nelson families are honing their cricket skills ahead of a beach cricket tournament at Tahuna this Saturday.
    One of the teams taking part is the Flowers family, after mum Rachel…

    Tomahawk attack in Stoke

    Two men will appear in the Nelson District Court facing charges relating to an assault at a property in Karaka Street, Stoke, yesterday.
    Police were first alerted by members of…

    Design stage for $1.6m velodrome begins

    The final stage of the design process for the Saxton Velodrome is about to be completed, marking the start of the business end of the $1.6 million project that is…

    Apprentice hairdresser, Alesha Bruce, outside Clear Cuts shop window on Queen St that is being decorated for Richmond Unlimited’s Decorate 2 Win competition. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Businesses decorate shop windows for Christmas

    The girls at Clear Cuts hair salon are taking an unusual approach to this year’s Richmond Unlimited Decorate 2 Win competition, aimed at brightening up shop windows for Christmas.
    Instead…

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