New speed limits coming

New speed limits coming

The new speed reductions along SH6 between Hope and Wakefield will come into effect on 30 July. The lower speed limits follow extensive engagement and consultation with the communities of Hope and Wakefield as well as road user groups, local councils and the NZ Police...
Monday mental health challenge for school

Monday mental health challenge for school

Issues created by students’ social media use over weekends are keeping staff busy on Mondays at Waimea Intermediate. “One of the biggest challenges in schools is students unsupervised social media use and how that impacts on friendship groups,” says Waimea...
Big Brother programme fun for all

Big Brother programme fun for all

There’s one thing that Callum never wants to miss, spending time with his Big Brother mentor Bruce Thomas. While they have lots of fun fishing, cycling at the velodrome, and building and flying kites he also likes that he has time to talk with Bruce. Big Brother Big...
Wakefield wants smaller homes

Wakefield wants smaller homes

A group of Wakefield residents are pushing for Tasman District Council to factor in the need for smaller homes in future housing development plans. A survey they carried out shows people want smaller properties built for the ageing community. “People want to downsize...
Richmond builder vanishes with couple’s savings

Richmond builder vanishes with couple’s savings

A local couple who paid Richmond’s SmartWay Homes to build their dream property have been left thousands of dollars out of pocket after the company’s owner, Bernd Mager, disappeared halfway through the project. Chris and Mellinda Fitzgerald’s home is quarter-finished...