Local singers join composer

Local singers join composer

Composer Jessie Leov, working alongside a group of local singers, was the recipient of the SOUNZ Community Commission award leading to the creation of an original a cappella piece ‘Call of the Ocean’. The $2,000 SOUNZ award brings New Zealand professional composers...
Solidarity for the nurses strike

Solidarity for the nurses strike

Crowds dressed in purple gathered outside Nelson Hospital to protest on Wednesday showing their support for the nurses strike.Nurses walked off the wards at 10.45am after rejecting the latest offer from the DHBs. An offer in May would have given most around 1.38 per...
Wakefield fireman celebrated

Wakefield fireman celebrated

Simon Ladley was recently awarded his Gold Star service medal for completing 25 years as a volunteer fireman for the Wakefield Brigade. The station turned out in force at the ceremony held at Wakefield School Hall for dinner, drinks and speeches. The Nelson Volunteer...
Overspend dam enquiry launched

Overspend dam enquiry launched

An independent investigation has been launched into the events that led up to Tasman District Council’s decision-making process over the Waimea dam, while a final decision has been made on how to fund the resulting overspend at a recent council meeting. Council chief...
Happy 100th Birthday, Johnny!

Happy 100th Birthday, Johnny!

Alec Fraser Johnston, known to all as Johnny, turned 100 last week. The centenarian has lived in Richmond 35 years, choosing to shift here for retirement. He is one of the few people who served in World War 2 still living in the area. Born on 9 June 1921, he grew up...