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If Cinderella ever needs a pumpkin for a new coach, Appleby chimney sweep John McKay could be just the man to go to. For the second year in a row Mr McKay has taken first prize in the Mapua Mega Pumpkin competition. Last year his whopper weighed in at 497 kilograms. On Saturday he eclipsed that with a monster of 616kg. He's still 105kg short of the New Zealand record, 721kg set on April 2 in Whangerei.Read the full post
The latest Real Estate Institute housing market data shows the number of house sales in Motueka soared from just 18 in March last year to 38 last month. REINZ Nelson spokesman Paul Hedwig says it's likely that's because homes are more reasonably priced in Motueka than in Nelson. "If you're coming from a lower priced area, and that's the case for some of the Christchurch people, then Motueka is going to look more reasonable than Nelson.''Read the full post
The Trafalgar Centre will host all ages and levels of dancers at Nelson DanceSport's championships this weekend, but it's the coup of attracting Australian dance champion and two-time Dancing With the Stars winner Stefano Olivieri and partner Natalie Beck that has organisers particularly excited. DanceSport Nelson president Sandra Maxfield says attracting the top couple would be a special treat for Nelson audiences. "He's very entertaining and we're looking forward to a fantastic show," she says. "Stefano loves coming to Nelson."Read the full post