Latest Nelson Mail Stories

2008-10-08 15:00:00

By GOODGER, Karen Nelson's Fresh Choice has gone from being the city's biggest supermarket in 1990 to the smallest in 2008 but that doesn't faze owner/ operator Mark A'Court in the slightest.

2008-10-08 15:00:20

Nelson's recreational fishers will ask the public to help them raise funds for a legal challenge that has already cost about $1 million, following a Supreme Court decision to allow them to continue their battle over the allocation of kahawai quota.

2008-10-08 15:00:18

By CHUG, Kiran People with cars full of old computers, cellphones and scanners queued up to drop off their obsolete equipment at collection points in Nelson and Takaka during the national eDay event.

2008-10-06 15:00:15

By ANDERSON, Charles Some of New Zealand's 85,000 tonnes of electronic waste will find a safer home after a collection day in Nelson and Tasman tomorrow. eDay began in Wellington in 2006 in response to concerns that much of the electronic equipment which was thrown away could be safely recycled.

2008-10-06 15:00:09

By HUNT, Tom LIGHT FANTASTIC Fibre-optic cables are strands of glass about the thickness of a human hair that light is sent through, rather than a metal cable that transmits electrical pulses. Central Nelson's fibre- optic cable is made up of 144 strands.

2008-10-04 15:00:13

By MANNING, David David Manning takes in a good movie, an excellent one, and the latest Hollywood blockbuster in his week's viewing of new screenings in Nelson. -------------------- Eagle Eye Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan. Directed by D J Caruso. M.

2008-10-04 15:00:13

By WARD, Nick Nelson indie rock fans are in for a visit from lo-fi royalty next week, when American artist Azalia Snail comes to town. Nick Ward reports. -------------------- A zalia Snail isn't the first musician to be stuck with a tag they just can't shake, but she's learned to live with it.

2008-09-30 15:00:17

By GIBBS, Peter In the past few weeks I've had several emails about training for summer events, but two in particular were so similar I thought it was a conspiracy. It saved on the response time, though, because I was able to send them the same reply.

2008-09-27 15:00:22

By MANNING, David Nelson Mail movie reviewer David Manning sees some magic at play in Pixar's latest. -------------------- Wall-E Starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard. Directed by Andrew Stanton. PG.

2008-09-24 15:00:30

By BASHAM, Laura The dairy industry says it needs smart self-starters who want to get into a rewarding and satisfying career. Reporter Laura Basham meets three who are giving dairying a go on a Matariki farm.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'