Spending up, rates stay the same

Spending up, rates stay the same

A whopping $63.7 million has been allocated for spending on capital projects in the Tasman District Council’s annual plan for 2020-2021. The figure has jumped up by $17.9million from what was planned in the Council’s Long-Term Plan, published in 2018. The annual plan...
McKenzie makes most of scholarship

McKenzie makes most of scholarship

Tasman swimmer Sam McKenzie is eager to get his third year of a swimming scholarship at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. The 21-year-old returned home in March as the Coronavirus pandemic took hold around the world. “It all happened quite quickly,” he...
Book plays on overseas despite Covid

Book plays on overseas despite Covid

Aimee Berkett Covid-19 has meant a disruptive year for 20-year-old Richmond- born basketball player Amiee Book. Currently on a scholarship in California, Amiee says that Covid-19 has meant that things are ‘pretty crazy’ in the United States. “Covid is a big issue over...
9 new classrooms for Waimea College

9 new classrooms for Waimea College

After nearly five long years of waiting, Waimea College has finally opened its new teaching block. The school, which has experienced a swelling roll in recent years to around 1650, had to add eight temporary classrooms and convert the library and staffroom into...