Local adventure tale inspires young readers

Local adventure tale inspires young readers

Inspired, amused and entertained   These are just a few of the words that kids from Tapawera school had after being visited by the author Des Hunt, who travelled to the school to give a presentation on his new book, ‘To Trap a Thief,’ an adventure story set in...
Door knocking scam

Door knocking scam

A Richmond Police officer is urging caution as the area has recently seen an increase in scams, both online and door to door.   Kyle Abbot, Richmond Police Community Constable, says that the elderly in particular are being targeted, and that the number of people...
Oldest students go back to school

Oldest students go back to school

Two of Dovedale schools’ oldest pupils went back to school last weekend, to attend the Dovedale School’s 150th anniversary celebrations.   Shirley Harper and Basil Thompson went back to school, where they were pupils in the late 1930’s, and were even there to cut...
Pink Ladies need your support

Pink Ladies need your support

Matt McCrorie Two young ladies will be showing their support for breast cancer this month, by hosting a ‘Pink Brunch’ fund-raising event in Richmond.   Nicola Fleitas, a local photographer and social media manager, and Marina Kere, a business student, are...
Bateup Road upgrade nears end

Bateup Road upgrade nears end

The long, arduous process that has been the Bateup Road upgrade finally looks to be reaching its end.   Work on sealing the Bateup road upgrade has now begun, as the project now enters its final stages.   The project began in April last year and was...