Latest Nelson, New Zealand Stories

2008-10-08 15:00:31

By ANDERSON, Charles Two secondary schools in the Nelson region will have the opportunity to move their students into the workforce more quickly. Minister of Education Chris Carter announced last week that a further 56 schools in New Zealand will be offered the Youth Apprenticeships Scheme.

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.

2008-09-27 15:00:22

If the connection between birdsong, nuclear energy, rabbit- killing calicivirus and small- town recycling projects does not immediately strike you, there is no better chance to gain an education into the many hues of 21st century environmentalism than at a film festival opening in Nelson next week.

2008-09-20 15:00:30

When Don Brash made his landmark Orewa speech on race relations as National leader in 2004, it is safe to say he was unaware that he was starting a chain of events that would see him still mocked years later.

2008-09-12 15:00:19

By REICH, Josh Having your mum as your number one fan is hardly unusual, but how many mothers are prepared to put their money where their mouth is? Curtis Vowell's mother Terri is, that's for sure. Curtis will perform in the show Bare as part of the Nelson Arts Festival next month.

2008-09-04 15:00:22

The programme for next year's Adam Chamber Music Festival has been released, with 42 events to be performed at various venues around the region over a 16-day period.

2008-09-04 15:00:13

Nelson's groundbreaking Loop IT project has notched up yet another success.

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.

2008-08-21 15:00:57

By NEAL, Tracy Nelson schools say they have no plans to adopt the tougher methods of some North Island schools seeking to extract the annual voluntary donation from parents.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.