103 days ago

Kiwi comedian Nick Rado gets his big break on American airwaves

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The stage is set for Nelson comedian Nick Rado to break into the United States.
America’s largest independent comedy production and distribution company Comedy Dynamics – which feature works by Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan and Tiffany Haddish – is producing the Kiwi stand-up comedian’s debut stand-up special.

It will be taped over two nights on January 14 and 15 at The Playhouse in Māpua and is understood to be the first internationally-distributed comedy special to be recorded in Tasman.

We have two double passes to give away to the Thursday, January 14 recording.

To enter, email your name and phone number, as well as a potential title for Rado’s album to newsdesk@nelsonmail.co.nz or post here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Monday January 11.

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9 hours ago

Spirited Conversations

Sandy from Stepneyville

Kevin Norquay - "When it comes to New Zealand sport, money breeds unhappiness"

Well-known journalist Kevin Norquay will lead the discussion on the role of sports in New Zealand culture.
He will talk about how professional sport has sucked money and elite athletes
out of community sport, how that money has put untoward mental and
physical pressure on those athletes, and how the news media has followed
the money, leaving community sports behind...

When: Wednesday 28 April at 7.30pm

Where: Cafe Yaza, Montgomery Square.

Yaza opens for dining/drinks at 6.00pm
Presentation and Conversation 7.30 - 9.30pm.

16 hours ago

MBIE Recalls booster seat due to safety concerns

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A booster seat has been recalled due to the chance of malfunctioning in the event of a crash.

The booster seat, the Diono Cambria 2, has been recalled by MBIE as the headrest could crack or break in a collission. The recall notice warns that the headrest may detach, causing serious injury to an infant or child.

Here's what you need to know:
- Units affected are those manufactured between September 2020 and November 2020.
- The first six digits of the serial number for the recalled range is: 648735.
- Only use the affected Diono seat as a backless booster seat until replacement units are available.
- Replacement headrests will be available in the next month.

Affected product owners can find out more about the recall on the Diono Website or get in touch with them on 0800 34 66 66.

19 hours ago

Public wait list too long for Nelson man needing cochlear implant.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Warren Dellow was told he'd more than likely be dead before getting to the top of a cochlear implant waiting list so he paid for the procedure out of his savings. What have you had to wait for in the public health system?