Classroom names reflect values

Classroom names reflect values

Classrooms at Mahana School have been given new names to reflect a value that pupils in them believe reflects their class.   Deputy principal and teacher Carolyn Scorrar says the classes used to be named after birds and, while that was fine, it was decided it...
Students hold informal reunion

Students hold informal reunion

A reunion for students who attended Waimea College in the 80s was held on Saturday night at Armadillos in Richmond. Students that attended the school between 1980-1989 were invited to come and get together for an informal reunion over drinks and food.   Stu Reid,...
Help needed for new rescue boat

Help needed for new rescue boat

The Nelson Volunteer Coastguard needs community support to buy a replacement rescue boat to help meet increasing demand, including from Waimea boaties.   The current boat, an 8.5-metre Naiad bought second-hand, is about 25 years old and experience has proven it...
Arson Suspected

Arson Suspected

It is believed that arson is to blame for the burnt-out car found sitting in a Richmond car park last Thursday morning. The car, a green 1995 Honda CRV, was discovered in the Petrie Car Park in Richmond behind Sundial Square by local business owners early Thursday...
Fire concert a roaring success

Fire concert a roaring success

The forest fire concert on Saturday was a fantastic success, organisers say. People from all over the region had the chance to come and say thanks to the first responders and volunteers who helped fight the Pigeon Valley fire in February.   Nearly 3000 people...