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Iconic Nelson venue plans to future-proof

Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:22 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson’s iconic Boathouse is seeking public help with the rebuild, after Cyclone Fehi sent unprecedented tidal surges through the 1906 building on February 1. The initial work and cleanup is underway, and the building was unaffected by Gita. More >>

New director appointed to Nelson School of Music

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 2:47 pm | Nelson Media Agency

The Nelson School of Music is gearing up for its reopening next year with the appointment of a new director. The School Trust Board announced today that Auckland Grammar HOD Music James Donaldson has accepted the position. Trust Chair Roger Taylor said Donaldson ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Pacifica Beats finals preview

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11:46 am | Nelson Media Agency

Last year’s winners were nominated for a Silver Scroll, entries from right around New Zealand rocketed to a record 850 bands and solo-duos, and eyes are now on the national finals of the country’s most enduring music contests, Smokefreerockquest ... More >>

Nelson Blessing of the Fleet, Sat July 15

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 10:01 am | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson’s annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet is scheduled for Saturday July 15 at noon on Wakefield Quay. This is the 17th year the blessing has been held, and organiser and Seafarers’ Memorial Trust spokesman Mike Smith says it’s an event ... More >>

Oil vessel safety system wins top award for Motueka firm

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 11:28 am | Nelson Media Agency

When an international oil company needed a safety system for a massive oil processing vessel being towed from Korea to the North Sea, they found their solution at a Motueka High Street business – Coppins Sea Anchors. More >>

Smokefreerockquest national final results 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:49 am | Nelson Media Agency

Northland metal band Alien Weaponry won this years’s Smokefreeroquest on Saturday night at Auckland’s Raye Freedman Centre, capping their win of Smokefree Pacifica Beats on Friday night. Auckland singer-songwriter Iris Guevarra was named Smokefreerockquest’s ... More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2016 national final results

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:57 pm | Nelson Media Agency

A group of ten year 7 and 8 students from Whanganui Intermediate have just won $3000 worth of gear for their school music department as winners of the nationwide intermediate and primary music contest Rockshop Bandquest. They make up the RnB reggae band ‘2k16’; ... More >>

Rainey backed by young entrepreneur

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:47 am | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson city councillor and mayoral candidate Pete Rainey has announced the second nominator for his mayoral bid is young Nelson entrepreneur Chloe Van Dyke, owner of the award winning business Chia Ltd. More >>

2016 Smokefreerockquest - Top 8 Announced

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 9:20 am | Nelson Media Agency

Months of practice and creative effort has paid off for the top eight Smokefreerockquest bands and solo-duos who have made it through to the 2016 national final in Auckland on September 24. More >>

Nelson’s annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 5:22 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson’s annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet is scheduled for Saturday July 16 at noon on Wakefield Quay. More >>

Light Nelson about to brighten the winter

Monday, 27 June 2016, 9:48 am | Nelson Media Agency

‘Light Nelson’, the city’s winter light festival, is bigger and brighter than even the organisers expected. More >>

Rainey referendum on Southern Link to go to City Council

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 5:07 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson city councillor Pete Rainey has pushed ahead with his call for a referendum on the Southern Link, and has lodged a notice of motion that council will need to support next week if the poll is to go ahead. More >>

Sleeping with the Steinway

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:12 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson’s beloved Steinway piano is headed for a marathon on May 28 – a series of eleven back to back concerts, all featuring the grand piano and all in aid of the Nelson School of Music’s earthquake strengthening and rebuild. More >>

Youth Dance party features up and coming Nelson DJ's.

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:01 am | Nelson Media Agency

Dust off those dancing shoes – its time to cut loose on the dance floor! Nelson Youth Events is presenting Fader at the Trafalgar Pavilion, and event organiser Paul McConachie says the youth dance party will feature five of New Zealand's hottest ... More >>

Light Nelson 8 - 12 July 2016

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 12:42 pm | Nelson Media Agency

The nights may be drawing in, but Nelson locals and visitors can look forward to an explosion of light to brighten up the darkest time of the year - ‘Light Nelson’, the city’s winter light festival, will be back from July 8 to 12. More >>

Musos gather to support Nelson School of Music

Friday, 19 February 2016, 11:16 am | Nelson Media Agency

Top Nelson musicians are throwing their support into the Nelson School of Music rebuild by doing they what do best – singing and playing their instruments. The line up is lead by popular five piece women’s folk group Cairde, who are reforming especially ... More >>

Nelson School of Music launches seat fundraiser

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:38 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Fancy ‘owning’ a small piece of city real estate, with a great view of some classy concerts? The Nelson School of Music has 300 seats up for sponsorship in a campaign that will be officially launched at this Saturday’s Nelson Opera in the ... More >>

Chinese New Year

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:20 am | Nelson Media Agency

There’s a major cultural connection in Nelson this year as the Chinese New Year celebration coincides with the annual International Kai Festival at Founders’ Park and the Whakatu Marae. Miaolin Li from the New Zealand Chinese Association Nelson ... More >>

Mapua Fire Brigade takes national online initiative

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:14 am | Nelson Media Agency

The Mapua Fire Brigade has launched a new website in a national initiative that will link all volunteer fire brigades across the country. More >>

Youth Bands to Rock Tahuna

Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:42 am | Nelson Media Agency

Youth bands, artists and performers will take the stage for a series of summer time outdoor concerts at Tahunanui Beach. ‘Tahuna Rocks’ hits the Tahunanui Youth Park ‘Woodstock Stage’ for two shows, on Friday 4 December 2015 and on Saturday ... More >>



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