Latest Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Stories

2012-08-13 14:46:15

A study that examined how rural farmers in Ethiopia learn new farming techniques and adopt them on their own farms discovered that learning from a friend was a stronger motivator than learning from neighbors in close proximity.

2008-12-17 15:34:03

A Washington state man ordered to tear down an elaborate tree house overlooking a river can keep it after reaching a compromise, county officials say. King County officials had earlier ordered Pete Nelson, of Fall City, Wash., to remove his high-end tree house, built with cedar siding and maple floors, because the Sitka spruce it was perched in was too close to the Raging River and presented a flooding danger, the Seattle Times reported.

2008-09-03 15:00:22

The Nelson Fire Service was called out twice yesterday afternoon to the Church Steps at the top of Trafalgar St after trees were set alight. Station officer Grahame Kurth said it appeared that overhanging leaves on two palm trees were deliberately set on fire just before 4pm and 5pm.

2008-08-29 15:00:30

The unflinching resolve of officialdom was never going to waver in the case of the Honest Lawyer's open fire. The $750 infringement notice issued by the Nelson City Council following the pub's act of defiance in breaching the ban on Friday night was inevitable.

2008-08-22 15:00:42

Sir, I wish to publicly say thank you to the Nelson Mail for the continued coverage of the methyl bromide issue. Finally, we see some constructive action to mitigate the effects of this deadly chemical. This action is long overdue, and has been forced on a reluctant fumigation industry.

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By BASHAM, Laura A poignant one-minute's silence spoke volumes for those who went to Nelson's waterfront on Saturday to pay tribute to fishermen who lost their lives at sea.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").