Floods destroys Quinneys swimming hole

Floods destroys Quinneys swimming hole

The popular swimming hole at Quinneys Bush will look a lot different after this month’s floods. While floods are not unusual, Andrew Quinney says the sheer force of this flood eroded the land more than any he can remember. “We are fortunate it happened over winter...
Rotary president having fun while she serves

Rotary president having fun while she serves

Service before self is the motto of the Rotary Club of Richmond, but fun and friendship are also the focus of incoming president Diana Wilkens. When Diana retired six years ago, she returned to New Zealand after 40 years running a business in Sydney. Buying an old...
Bringing top photo awards to Nelson

Bringing top photo awards to Nelson

Richmond’s Sarah McGregor is leading the team that will host the biggest weekend on New Zealand’s photography calendar.Sarah’s photography journey started when she wanted new-born photos of her second child and found the only supplier in the market had closed. Seeing...
Disruption of hospital services possible

Disruption of hospital services possible

Sick leave and strikes could lead to disruptions of services at Nelson Hospital in the coming months. Nelson Hospital general manager of clinical services, Pat Davidsen, says sick leave is on the rise among staff. “Anecdotally we are seeing considerable sick leave...
Mia losing locks is personal

Mia losing locks is personal

When Mia Fraser first considered shaving her head to raise money for charity, she had no idea that a few weeks later the cancer journey would touch her family. Mia’s 27-year-old sister Alysha was diagnosed with breast cancer, which cemented Mia’s decision to join...