Popular Cafe reopens

Popular Cafe reopens

When Maureen and Graeme Crook left their jobs and lives in Reefton to fix up the old Kohatu Hotel, at the turnoff to the Motueka Valley, locals thought they were mad. The pub, which had been closed and derelict for 3 years before Graeme and Maureen bought the building...
Wakefield has cruel cat shooter

Wakefield has cruel cat shooter

In mid-January, the McIvor family moved to Wakefield to what felt like a safe, peaceful cul-de-sac. They kept both their cats, Milly and Theo, inside for the first few days to let them get accustomed to their new surroundings. Within 48 hours of releasing them...
Bars now open for business

Bars now open for business

While the country eagerly moved into Alert Level 2 on Thursday, May 14, there was bad news for bars and their loyal patrons alike. Venues that mainly serve alcohol would have to hold out for another week before they could get the pints pouring again. While it was a...
Students use the Weeklies to connect to community

Students use the Weeklies to connect to community

When local teacher Shaz Murray prepared to head back to school after weeks in isolation, she had several goals. Getting students off their screens and connecting with each other were the main ones, but more than that, she wanted to get her students connected to their...
Local olive oil is world-class

Local olive oil is world-class

Jacqui Rawson When you think of award-winning olive oil you might think of it starting its life in a country somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. Kakariki Olive Oil is produced much closer to home and is turning heads on the international stage. “We were one of seven...