43 days ago

Enter your short story to win

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Are you an aspiring author? Entries for the Sunday Star Times short story awards are now open!

The winning entry will receive a $3000 prize + there’s a $500 prize for students in our secondary school competition.

Full details and the entry form are here.

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34 minutes ago

Brook Valley Derelict Prefabs

Justine from The Brook

On the 14th November Rosie Barlett, Manager of Parks & Facilities, Nelson City Council wrote the following in response to my queries:

"The Sanctuary has not exercised the right of renewal for the lease where the prefabs sit so this has now expired. Council has given the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary until 31 December 2019 to remove the buildings."



As you can see from the photo I took this morning they are still there! And there is no indication that they are being readied for removal at all! What is going on?

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22 hours ago

Modellers Pond costs rise again

Skara Bohny Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The estimated cost for concreting the base of the Modellers Pond has gone up again - this time to over $3.5 million.
The plan isn't set in stone, but was the preferred option of the previous council when it was costed at $2.37m. What do you think?
Click read more to find out the details.

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K
14 hours ago

Stolen Jacket

KEN from Marybank

There were several vehicle break-ins in Marybank/Atawhai overnight Monday/Tuesday (9/10th December). Stolen from Wastney Terrace was a very distinctive "Hoodlam/Sea Shepherd" jacket made especially for Sea Shepherd crew members. It is probably the only one on the South Island and also has a sentimental value. I attach the following photos. If seen being worn please contact the Police or if found telephone 5451103. Thanks.