Road safety mentorship on offer for motorcyclists

A new volunteer charity is establishing in the Nelson Tasman district, to promote better riding and enhance road safety, by taking the standard of riders to a level significantly higher than that required to pass a normal riding test. IAM (Institute of Advanced...
Gear up for Rotary

Gear up for Rotary

On Monday, June 25, outgoing president of the Rotary Club of Richmond, Alistair Ferguson, handed over the chains to incoming president Kevin Gear. Kevin’s been an active member for 10 years and says he was initially inspired to become a Rotarian to “give back”....

Velodrome extends a warm welcome

The entire community is invited to the opening of the new Saxton Velodrome this Sunday, July 1, from 11am–3pm. The velodrome is an impressive public facility for riders of all skill levels, from beginners through to competitive racers. Organisers recommend bringing...
Arts celebrated at Garin College

Arts celebrated at Garin College

Every year at Garin College the entire school gets involved in Mahi Toi, a two-day celebration of the arts. Held on June 21 and 22, the students participated in various workshops, visual art exhibitions and performing arts. “It’s been so great and so cool to watch the...

Speedway to appeal against meet restrictions

The Nelson Speedway Association is acknowledged as the number one club-run track in the country and national title events have drawn thousands to the region over decades, a feat the association hopes will continue as they head into their sixth decade. But a recent...