Lane pool returns with a splash

Lane pool returns with a splash

The lane pool is back, and on Monday morning a line of eager swimmers lined to up make a splash. The pool has been closed since March 25 for the entire pool to be retiled. While many were sad to miss out on the use of the lane pool, the work was much needed. Repairs...
Time’s up for plastic bags

Time’s up for plastic bags

Plastic bags are now a thing of the past. The phase out of plastic bags was announced by the government on August 10, 2018, in response to a public desire for the government to look after the environment and safeguard New Zealand’s ‘clean green’ reputation. As of...
Local drummer finds his rhythm

Local drummer finds his rhythm

A local drummer is making some big noise on the other side of the world. Tasman’s very own Harry Binskin is is currently touring throughout the UK with breakout band ‘Georgia & the Vintage Youth.’ Harry emigrated to New Zealand from the UK with his family when he...
Teacher pay deal a good first step

Teacher pay deal a good first step

Local teachers are mostly satisfied with the government’s revised offer for teachers, but there is still a long way to go, says local teacher Stacey Ashley. The largest-ever teacher strike saw both primary and secondary school teachers withdraw their services on June...
Parker Shield provides plenty of challenges

Parker Shield provides plenty of challenges

The Parker Shield running event at Cable Bay Adventure Park in Saturday had everything a cross-country race should have. There was lots of mud, slippery tracks, hills, stream crossings and rough grassy areas. More than 60 competitors relished the challenging 2.4km...