Marybank, Nelson

6 hours ago

A British nurse's holiday to visit family has turned into a one-year working holiday.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Decorated British nurse, Hazel Nelson came to Nelson for a holiday to visit family, but the global pandemic has seen her pitching in on the front line.

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6 hours ago

'Rainy day' fund keeps cancer patient alive.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Graham Venning's melanoma was taking over his body but $10,000 every four months on an unfunded drug has given him back his life.

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1 day ago
2 days ago

Re-home Oliver

Janis from The Wood

This beautiful cat, Oliver needs a new home, he is ultra friendly and a great companion.
This is urgent as the owner has work starting next week up North .

1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

What's On: La Toussaint - choral concert

Elizabeth from Upper Moutere

Chroma Chamber Choir presents 'La Toussaint' – All Saints’ Day. Costa Simpson conducts a celebration of plainsong featuring Requiem of Maurice Duruflé. Organist Michael Stoddart. See NCMA website for more.
La Toussaint - choral concert
  • Nelson Cathedral
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1 day ago

Hedge trimmer wanted

Sally from Nelson South

Hedge trimmer wanted prefer petrol 027 408 5793

1 day ago

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Nelson

Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most… View more
Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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2 days ago

Land, Views & Sun to Build Your Dream

Alexa from Alexa Halsey - Summit Real Estate

A Unique Opportunity......View onsite Sat/Sun 3.00-3.30pm OR
by appointment

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3 days ago

LABOUR DAY SALE - THIS WEEKEND

Rob's Furniture Warehouse

SAVE 20% to 50% OFF EVERYTHING
ALL WEEKEND
ONLY AT
ROBS FURNITURE WAREHOUSE

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3 days ago

Nutrition and Cooking Classes for Elderly People

Sally from The Brook

In association with the Nutrition Foundation and the generous support of the Nelson City Council we are holding another 4 week block of classes starting Nov 3rd. Each class is 3 hours long and consists of a nutrition talk (meal planning, reading and understanding food labels, stretching your … View moreIn association with the Nutrition Foundation and the generous support of the Nelson City Council we are holding another 4 week block of classes starting Nov 3rd. Each class is 3 hours long and consists of a nutrition talk (meal planning, reading and understanding food labels, stretching your budget, etc) Followed by a demonstration by your tutor and then you will cook the same recipe. We sit down to eat together and after cleaning up, depart for home.


This is also an opportunity to get to know more people and after the classes we may meet up in a local cafe. Please see details in the flyer.


Please note these classes are aimed at people who lack motivation to cook for themselves and need more confidence and skills in the kitchen. Sorry, it is NOT for people looking for more ideas for their cooking repetoire. The course includes fairly basic recipes from a 50 page recipe booklet that you will take home.


Want more info? Contact Sally Rees directly.

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3 days ago

Community Fair

Sally from The Brook

Please support our lively community gardens by coming to our Fair.

3 days ago

Erosion causes safety concerns at Tahunanui Back Beach

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A series of high tides over the weekend caused significant erosion to a section of the Tāhunanui Back Beach.

Nelson City Council group manager for community services Roger Ball said while the erosion at the beach had been occurring for decades, it was becoming more obvious as it got closer to … View more
A series of high tides over the weekend caused significant erosion to a section of the Tāhunanui Back Beach.

Nelson City Council group manager for community services Roger Ball said while the erosion at the beach had been occurring for decades, it was becoming more obvious as it got closer to human-built infrastructure.

How have you seen the back beach change over time - and how do you think it will change in the future?

Let us know in the comments sections below.

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4 days ago

Funding a more comfortable retirement

Heartland Bank

Did you know that 77% of New Zealanders aged 65 and over own their own home? While many may consider selling their home to get more cash for retirement, there are other options.

Reverse Mortgages through Heartland have helped more than 17,000 Kiwis live the retirement they desire, without having… View more
Did you know that 77% of New Zealanders aged 65 and over own their own home? While many may consider selling their home to get more cash for retirement, there are other options.

Reverse Mortgages through Heartland have helped more than 17,000 Kiwis live the retirement they desire, without having to move from their homes.

Find out more about how a Reverse Mortgage could suit you.

Heartland Bank’s lending criteria, terms and conditions apply.
Read more

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4 days ago

Should more schools change the way they teach children to read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which … View moreA community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which teaches reading and writing consecutively, say phonics books should replace the "Ready to Read" books most schools use to help children learn to read. Do you agree?

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