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  • Wind leaves family home in ruins

    By Andrew Board • April 23

    The Hobbs family weren’t home when a massive heritage tree crashed through their home on Thursday, so didn’t see its incredible fall, but thanks to the video-skills of Derek Sivers,…

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    The Hobbs family of Alyson, Amiee, 13, Sofie, 10, and Jules watching a crane lift a fallen tree from their bedrooms. Photo: Andrew Board.

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    Gayle and Peter Rigg made the most of the wet weather at the Mapua Easter Fair by selling raincoats to event-goers. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

    Rain can’t ruin fair

    By Phillip Rollo • April 23

    The Mapua Easter Fair is often regarded as one of the biggest one-day events in Nelson, with thousands of people visiting, even some from outside the region.
    But with wet…

    Helping launch the “Menzshed” for Nelson is from left; Mike Rodwell from the Nelson Residents Assocation, Jon Paul Pochin from Bicycle Bays, Graeme O’Brien, Shane Preston and Phil Chapman from the Male Room. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Mens shed could come to Nelson

    By Nelson Weekly • April 23

    A “menzshed” is set to open in Nelson.
    The successful concept has been a hit in Richmond with so many members they’re keen for Nelson to start one to take…

    Stephanie Buck listens to Doug Hill play the Richmond street piano at the piano’s opening in Sundial Square. Two community pianos are now coming to Nelson. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Community pianos for Nelson

    By Simon Bloomberg • April 23

    Nelson shoppers will soon be serenaded by two public pianos in the CBD after three local music enthusiasts took the idea to the council.
    Joe Gibbons, Joe Rifici and Neville…

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    Vintage car club celebrates 50 years

    By Phillip Rollo • April 17

    The Nelson Vintage Car Club’s 50th anniversary celebrations were tied in with Heritage Week, which seems fitting for the Topliss family whose own family heritage traces back to the club’s…

    Mall to beef-up security following roof break-in

    By Phillip Rollo • April 17

    Richmond Mall is upping security after burglars climbed onto the roof of the mall and cut through the ceiling, before stealing from two retailers last Tuesday night.
    Richmond Mall manager…

    Student numbers have been declining at Salisbury School since the government introduced a “intensive wrap around” service.

    School being ‘strangled by stealth’

    By Simon Bloomberg • April 16

    Salisbury School in Richmond is under threat from a “sneaky and underhand” strategy by the Minister of Education Hekia Parata, aimed at “strangling the school by stealth”, according to Nelson-based…

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    World champion Sophie Hart will be competing in this Saturday's Absolute Adventure Race near Murchison. Photo: Marc Palmano/shuttersport.co.nz

    New adventure race for Murchison

    Murchison will be overrun by lycra and mountainbikes this weekend when the inaugural Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race hits town.
    The one-day multisport race has attracted 66 teams and 198 competitors…

    Elaine and Jennifer Baumfield will be collecting for Poppy Day this Thursday outside Countdown on Vanguard St. Elaine has been collecting for more than 50 years and Jennifer for more than 30. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Poppy Day a pleasure for volunteers

    Elaine Baumfield has been collecting on Poppy Day for the past 50 years and isn’t about to give up now.
    The 84 year old and her daughter Jennifer will be…

    Murchison pull out of senior rugby

    Down to “the bare bones”, Murchison have pulled out of senior rugby, relinquishing the chance to defend the division two championship they have won for the past two years.
    With…

    Health hub will bring 100 staff to Richmond

    Close to 100 staff will relocate from Nelson to Richmond when a new community health hub opens later in the year.
    Last week it was announced that the Nelson-based Public…

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