Mighty tree felled for safety

Mighty tree felled for safety

It’s graced the neighbourhood longer than any of the residents, but on Wednesday, May 16, the mighty oak’s reign at 113 Queen St came to an end. Looming large on Leslie Quinn’s property it is believed the Quercus palustris (Pin Oak) tree was originally planted by a...
Nail biter ends in draw

Nail biter ends in draw

House of Travel Nelson Netball Centre Premier game: Richmond F45 vs Stoke NBS, played at Saxton Stadium, 44-44. Stoke scored on their first centre pass and then Richmond F45 put their foot down for the next two quarters. Great pressure from Richmond’s defence Kat...
Rainbow ready to roll

Rainbow ready to roll

Rainbow Ski Area is scheduled to open on July 7, and plans are afoot to turn it into the “best small ski field in the country”. A quiet revolution has begun at the Nelson Lakes-based snow sports amenity, which has been in operation since the early 1980s. After years...
Concern over  home-made bombs

Concern over home-made bombs

The detonation of home-made pipe bombs has Richmond police concerned. Five pipe bombs have been set off since March 31, all in the vicinity of Bateup Rd, St James Ave and Paton Rd with the first four occurring around 3.30am. The most recent was on Sunday, May 13, at...