Fire relief fund applications open

Fire relief fund applications open

Applications opened on Monday for people affected by the recent forest fires who want to access money from the Mayoral Relief Fund The fund was set up to support individuals and families with essential costs of daily life not covered by insurance or other funds....
Forestry company still assessing cost

Forestry company still assessing cost

Matt McCrorie   One of the companies really feeling the heat of the Pigeon Valley fires is Tasman Pine. The company owns 60 per cent of the plantations lost in the Pigeon valley forest fires, which is roughly 1400 hectares out of the 2343ha burnt. Chief operating...
Local ladies aid evacuees

Local ladies aid evacuees

Matt McCrorie Members of the Stoke/Tahunanui Inner Wheel group were a part of the community effort to give back and help those evacuated from their homes due to the Pigeon Valley fire. Gathered in Richmond at the home of Ruth Bagnall, members made and filled toilet...
Farmers, growers feeling the heat

Farmers, growers feeling the heat

Colin Williscroft   Farming and other food producing businesses across the Waimea are suffering, their owners forced into considering worst-case scenarios as hot, dry weather, exacerbated by drying winds, take its toll. While there is some hope on the horizon...
Terry calls time on delivery rounds

Terry calls time on delivery rounds

Colin Williscroft After about 20 years delivering newspapers around Richmond, Terry Beach has decided to call it a day. Terry, who has become known by many during that time, first started after the Honda assembly plant in Nelson closed in 1998. That meant he lost his...