Local woman wins education grant

Local woman wins education grant

For the past six years, Waimea Soroptimists have been giving an education grant to a local woman over the age of 25 who is studying at a tertiary institute. The Soroptimist International of Waimea Education Grant has been made annually since 2013. The grant is a sum...
Students peace chain aims to show solidarity

Students peace chain aims to show solidarity

Last week, Waimea College students created a “peace chain” in a move of solidarity with the people of Christchurch, including the students of its partner schools, Papanui High School and Cashmere High School.   Two of Waimea’s head students, Bronte Hall and...
Forest fire concert on track

Forest fire concert on track

Local businesses are getting behind a silent auction that is being held as part of the forest fire concert on April 13. Some of the items donated so far include Richmond Mall vouchers worth $2500, a week’s campervan use provided by Discover New Zealand Motorhome...
NZ music pioneer turns 100

NZ music pioneer turns 100

The first time Jim Carter heard the sound of a steel guitar he knew it was the instrument for him. “There was just something about it,” the Richmond man who turns 100 this week says, “there’s nothing like it.”   Jim was only 17 years old at the time and he loved...
Kempthorne calls time

Kempthorne calls time

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has announced he will not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in this year’s local body elections.   Richard and his wife Jane announced together that he would be stepping down from his role as Mayor after this year’s election,...