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  • Nelson Coastguard gifted a yacht to raffle

    By Andrew Board • October 1

    Nelson Volunteer Coastguard members say they’re “completely blown away” by a donation that could see it raise $20,000 over the next year.
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    Members of the Nelson Coastguard with the new yacht they were gifted this week. They are from left, Geoff Morgan, Wayne Ballantyne and Graeme Richards. Photo: Andrew Board.

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    The boat that washed up on the southern tip of Nelson Airport last week.

    Boats lost after heavy wind

    By Nelson Weekly • October 1

    Two boats were hit so hard by a wind in Nelson last week that they were blown from their moorings.
    One boat owner says his 3.4 metre smartwave dinghy is…

    Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust chairman Dave Butler with Macey, Mia, Jacob, Thomas, Malachi and Oscar, as they install the first fence post at the Brook sanctuary on Saturday. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

    Construction starts on pest-proof fence

    By Jessie Johnston • October 1

    After a decade of ground work, supporters of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary gathered to celebrate the first steps in the construction of a pest-proof fence.
    It’s been 13 years since…

    Snapit HD founder and CEO Chris Rodley, with a prototype of the FishEye camera that could be put on fishing boats around New Zealand. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Nelson firm develops ‘giant step’ for fishing

    By Andrew Board • October 1

    A Nelson IT company is on the verge of “greatly improving” the fishing industry, with a fixed camera that captures a 360 degree view of an entire fishing boat.
    Those…

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    Political party wants 1080 ban

    By Nelson Weekly • September 17

    A Nelson-based political party is hoping to reignite the debate around 1080 poison and one of its candidates, Nelson jeweller Glen Tomlinson, says the government should ban it.
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    Fizzy drink rotting our kids’ teeth

    By Simon Bloomberg • September 10

    Some Nelson children are drinking so much soft drink their teeth are almost completely rotted by the time they start school.
    The latest figures show that sugar consumption in New…

    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,…

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    Falcons' players celebrate a goal against Canterbury United. Photo: Ricky Wilson/Shuttersport.

    Falcons ready for top season

    The Nelson Marlborough Falcons are on track to match their heroics of last season, says coach Mark Johnston, with a squad full of depth and talent.
    The Falcons – who…

    Nicki van Asch’s entry “Poutrageous”. Photo: Neil Price.

    WOW win was a ‘great shock’

    It may not be a Nelson-based show any more, but Nicki van Asch has proven locals are still able to come out on top at the World of Wearable Art…

    Richmond wins premier netball final

    The Premier 1 final lived up to all expectations when a tightly-contested game was played between top seed Richmond and defending champions Jacks OPD.
    In the four clashes this season…

    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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