Dam price escalates

The future of the controversial Waimea Dam is in jeopardy after latest figures show the total cost could be as much as $26 million more than estimated in 2015. Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne says the council has been “blindsided” by the new figures and says unless a...
Jazz and soul evening for the Boathouse

Jazz and soul evening for the Boathouse

A fund-raiser event, to help rebuild one of the region’s most iconic buildings, is gearing up for Friday, July 27, at the ‘Jazz and Soul for the Boathouse’ concert, at The Granary in Founders Park. Amie-Jo Trayes, manager for The Boathouse Nelson says, “we want to...
Car rally ignores permit restrictions

Car rally ignores permit restrictions

Allegations have been made against the organisers of the MRF Mainland Series 2018 for rally car racing on an unpermitted stretch of road. Organised by Nelson Car Club’s Phil Collins for Saturday July 14, the fifth round of racing started and finished in Brightwater,...
The Gables to return to its former glory

The Gables to return to its former glory

It’s one of the oldest colonial buildings in the Waimea area and now The Gables on Waimea West Rd is at the heart of a major restoration project. “We just fell in love with it,” say owners Keith and Lorraine Davis. The couple purchased the Class 1 Heritage New Zealand...
Cyclists future looks on track

Cyclists future looks on track

Shaane Fulton is one of fourteen, in a Kiwi riding team, who will be representing Cycling New Zealand in Switzerland in August. The Junior World Track Cycling Championships will be held at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) headquarters in Aigle next month, and...