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...
Slow down and look out for kids

Slow down and look out for kids

Matt McCrorie It’s a busy time on the roads at this time of the year, especially with kids heading back to school this week. With that in mind, the New Zealand Police and the Tasman District Council want to remind parents about keeping kids safe around the road. The...
Hot conditions, warm winds fan fire risk

Hot conditions, warm winds fan fire risk

Matt McCrorie The Nelson Tasman area is now experiencing a prohibited fire season, with a total ban on all open air fires. This follows high temperatures, high wind and lack of rain throughout the region. The increasing heat is a big factor in fire risk at this time...