Outstanding members of the Brightwater community

Outstanding members of the Brightwater community

Brightwater residents Pat Lithgow and Diane Drogemuller are among the winners of the Tasman District Council’s Outstanding Community Service Awards 2020. The awards recognise the region’s volunteer heroes whose continued dedication, generosity and kindness over the...
Mum becomes firefighter

Mum becomes firefighter

Anthea Shearer has made the move from fulltime mum to firefighter. It was determination and hardwork behind Anthea’s graduation into a job she loves. “At the start, I could only do three push-ups,” laughs Anthea. Part of the application process includes a level of...
Dreams and plans for Sports Complex

Dreams and plans for Sports Complex

The Brightwater Community Association and the director of sports at the Wanderers club, Marty Davis, would like to see upgrades on the current gym, club rooms, tennis courts and volleyball courts. They also hope to see a hub created for use by members and the...
New site underway for Appleby firefighters

New site underway for Appleby firefighters

The Appleby Fire Station has been in its current location for 30 years, but the groundwork is underway for a new location for the station. “We needed a new building that was fit for purpose,” says Appleby Fire Station deputy controller Bella Clark-Melchers. The new...