Wine and Food still a fundraising success

Wine and Food still a fundraising success

Matt McCrorie While for some it might have left a sour taste after the annual wine and food festival had to be cancelled earlier this year, organisers say that it was still something of a success. The Annual Wine and Food Festival, organised as a fundraising event by...
A new plan tackles teen drinking

A new plan tackles teen drinking

A new initiative from the District Health Board is taking a different approach to tackling teen drinking. “Youth drinking is not a new problem. We live in a culture where alcohol use is normal, and the associated risks often go unnoticed,” says Hilary Genet, health...
Lane pool returns with a splash

Lane pool returns with a splash

The lane pool is back, and on Monday morning a line of eager swimmers lined to up make a splash. The pool has been closed since March 25 for the entire pool to be retiled. While many were sad to miss out on the use of the lane pool, the work was much needed. Repairs...
Time’s up for plastic bags

Time’s up for plastic bags

Plastic bags are now a thing of the past. The phase out of plastic bags was announced by the government on August 10, 2018, in response to a public desire for the government to look after the environment and safeguard New Zealand’s ‘clean green’ reputation. As of...
Join our team at Waimea Weekly as a reporter

Join our team at Waimea Weekly as a reporter

Can you take a reasonable photo? Can you write a reasonable story? Are you honest and passionate? Due to a staff member going overseas, we now have an immediate vacancy for someone to join our friendly team in an editorial leadership role, and write local stories for...