Treasure hunting at Brightwater Playcentre

Treasure hunting at Brightwater Playcentre

With the help of a community grant from Tasman District Council, Brightwater Playcentre have been able to cultivate a child-friendly, edible fruit and vegetable garden which the children help to maintain. “Gardening offers so many fun opportunities for children,” says...
Friends in far places

Friends in far places

One thing this group of retirees all have in common is a love of travel and socialising. And even though Covid has stopped them from travelling overseas to stay with host members in Japan, Costa Rica and beyond, staycations have become a regular part of their...
Colourful sewing gives gift of dignity

Colourful sewing gives gift of dignity

Giving dignity to women and girls is the motivation behind a group of local women who meet twice a week to sew colourful fabrics into reusable sanitary pads. The group, led by Debra Gibbs of Richmond Rotary, have distributed 1300 kits over the two years they have been...
Inferno destroys local man’s plane

Inferno destroys local man’s plane

The owner of a light aircraft was left utterly heartbroken last week after his 60-year-old plane was completely destroyed by a fire at Malibu Park airfield in Teapot Valley, Wakefield. Jason Deer, who had owned the Cessna 185 since 2015, says, “It’s devastating. I’ve...