The ultimate gift

The ultimate gift

Richmond woman Aleisha Hart bravely embarked into unchartered territory last September when she was implanted with an embryo on a surrogacy journey for two Auckland men. “There’s always been something inside of me interested in these things,” says Aleisha. Answering a...
Judo champ dreaming big

Judo champ dreaming big

Louise Kelly recently spent six months overseas, two months in Scotland and four months in Budapest, at an Olympic training centre and competing in the junior European circuit. The 20-year-old brown belt has been training in Judo for nine years and has an impressive...
Renowned a cappella singing coach in tow

Renowned a cappella singing coach in tow

Richmond women are joining their counterparts of the Nelson Bays Harmony this weekend in Nelson to enjoy tutelage by one of the world’s best a cappella singing coaches. Virginia Humphrey-Taylor is coming to do what she does best; pass on her passion for a capella,...
TV queen to unite Coasters

TV queen to unite Coasters

Queen of reality television Dame Julie Christie will reconnect with her fellow Coasters at Club Waimea on August 12, when she’ll be hosted as a guest speaker. “We’re thrilled to have her this year,” say organisers of the annual ex-West Coast get-togethers, Shona...
‘Mutiny on the bounty’ inspires

‘Mutiny on the bounty’ inspires

Oakwood resident Wayne Grieg is no stranger to scale model building. It has been more than 45 years since he first started building his impressive 7m x 3m, split-level model railway, complete with working televisions. However, in 2003, after a trip to Norfolk Island,...