Abolishing DHBs divides local opinion

Abolishing DHBs divides local opinion

It is early days on what health reforms will mean for Nelson. Tasman after Labour’s Health Minister Andrew Little said a central authority ‘Health New Zealand’ will replace all District Health Boards in the near future.  Nelson MP Rachel Boyack welcomes the...
Richmond may be split into suburbs

Richmond may be split into suburbs

With a population of 15,600 and growing, Richmond is reaching the size and geographical spread where it could be time to consider dividing it into individual suburbs. Tasman District Council environment and planning manager, Dennis Bush-King, told elected members at a...
Fundraising on an ebike

Fundraising on an ebike

The first community organised ebike ride was a great success with 85 riders turning up on Saturday. The pack, which included riders from the Nelson City Council, representatives from the Great Taste Trail as well as MP Rachel Boyack, headed off from Waimea Plains...
Access for locals unlikely

Access for locals unlikely

The Waimea Community Dam reservoir is unlikely to be made available for public use. This at a time when ratepayers are being asked to pay more for the dam’s construction. Tasman District Council communications manager, Chris Choat, says there are no plans for any...
Roundabout way ahead of schedule

Roundabout way ahead of schedule

The works on the Salisbury-Champion Road roundabout upgrade are over, seeing the project finish eight weeks ahead of schedule. Tasman District Council community relations manager Chris Choat said the roundabout is now fully functioning but there will be some minor...