Teaching together for 40 years

Teaching together for 40 years

Jeanette Booth, also retiring after 40 years, with Jesse Hook. Jo Hillerby and Jeanette Booth started their teaching careers on the same day at the same school, Tapawera Area School. And now they have retired the same day too. Students at their farewell spoke of the...
Serial arsonist suspected after Waimea College blaze

Serial arsonist suspected after Waimea College blaze

A fire that broke out at Waimea College on Saturday has prompted talk of a serial arsonist after a spate of similar foliage fires were reported over the last month. The alarm was raised at 5.07pm by scaffolders working on site at the time. Flames were seen reaching...
Local paper steps up for Wanderers

Local paper steps up for Wanderers

The Waimea Weekly is getting behind Brightwater’s Wanderers Sports Club as community sport gets back on its feet after a challenging 2020. The leading media company in the region has given $2500 worth of advertising as part of the club’s Business Promotion Raffle...
Local history writers needed

Local history writers needed

For the past 12 months, the Waimea Weekly has been providing history stories regularly and feedback from readers is to keep the stories coming. We’re keen to continue providing what our readers are keen for and we’re looking for a group of people interested in helping...