Region’s cheapest fuel revealed

Region’s cheapest fuel revealed

Three outlets vied for lowest fuel prices in a recent Waimea Weekly survey, with only decimal points separating them. Data was collected from seven selected petrol stations around the region, on Friday 2 October which found that Caltex Richmond offers the best price...
Pak’nSave staff strike as frustration boils over

Pak’nSave staff strike as frustration boils over

Frustrations after five years of failed negotiations finally boiled over on Friday last week, with Pak’nSave Richmond workers taking strike action to demonstrate their anger at the lack of progress. Five years of negotiations have failed to deliver a collective...
Pak’nSave pay offer ‘unrealistic’

Pak’nSave pay offer ‘unrealistic’

Pak’nSave employees are growing increasingly frustrated with a lack of bargaining with Richmond management, and FIRST Union organiser Ross Lampert says that the employer is trying to undermine the process. After a meeting last week, union members have decided to go to...
Richmond may get community board soon

Richmond may get community board soon

A proposal for a local board in Golden Bay could open the door for more representation across the district, including in Richmond. Richmond resident Robin Schiff and Richmond Ward Councillor Dana Wensley say that public support from across the district for a Golden...
Ma’s Place closes its doors

Ma’s Place closes its doors

Richmond drop-in centre, Ma’s Place, has closed its doors after nearly five years, after helping hundreds of women across the region. The Richmond home-based charity, aimed to support solo mums through accommodation and providing a community network, has finally...