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...
Area avoiding teacher shortage

Area avoiding teacher shortage

Matt McCrorie New Zealand is currently in the middle of what is being called a ‘dire teacher shortage,’ however the Tasman region is yet to feel the effects. In October last year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced an extra $10.5 million in funding, on top of...
Shop’n’win a huge success

Shop’n’win a huge success

Matt McCrorie Shop and Win has been won again by someone who has only put forward one entry. Even after being handed the cheque at Village Cycles Richmond, Lev Gimelfarb, originally from the Ukraine, couldn’t believe that he had won. “I only came in to buy a seat and...
Alex finds freedom without prosthetic

Alex finds freedom without prosthetic

Jonty Dine After badly bruising his stump just six days out from a national New Zealand tournament, one-armed tennis player Alex Hunt was facing the prospect of sitting on the sidelines. The injury, the result of a recent fall, made it too painful for the Nelson-born...