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  • Free food in hot demand

    By Andrew Board • September 18

    When Martin Reading committed to renting a space at the Victory Community Centre a year ago to cook hot meals for the community, he had no idea if anyone would…

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    Martin Reading from Food for Families, left, and Abon Wastney from Adra Care, in the caravan that Adra has donated Martin. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Nelson Weekly News

    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…

    Wynter Emerson with his father Shon.

    Community rallies behind family

    By Nelson Weekly • September 17

    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…

    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.

    Shut till 2016

    By Andrew Board • September 17

    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…

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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.
    The Ban…

    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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    Nelson's Jenelle Strickland is the new manager of the New Zealand women's sevens rugby team. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Former Makos’ manager takes charge of NZ 7s team

    As far as first weeks at a new job go, Jenelle Strickland isn’t complaining.
    The former Tasman Makos’ team manager had just been appointed as the manager for the New…

    Former All Black captain and Blue September ambassador, Buck Shelford, with Amy Jenner of Rai Valley and Lyn Boulton from Nelson, at the MS Ford fun run. Photo: Andrew Board.

    Buck leads Blue September run

    All Black legend Buck Shelford was among the 109 runners and walkers who raised more than $3000 for Blue September on Father’s Day.
    The five kilometre fun run was organised…

    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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