‘Exhausted’ carers need respite

‘Exhausted’ carers need respite

Tasman’s full-time carers can finally breathe a sigh of relief after battling exhaustion looking after their loved ones during lockdown. During Level 4, respite home visits from Age Concern’s carer relief programme had to stop to keep people safe in their bubbles. For...
Trying to make sharing simple

Trying to make sharing simple

‘Why buy when you can borrow?’ is the mantra behind a new rental platform launching in Nelson Tasman tomorrow. Entrepreneur Toby Skilton has taken the idea of Facebook Marketplace and Trade Me a step further by allowing users to rent rather than buy listed items....
Planting trees to keep memories alive

Planting trees to keep memories alive

When Marguerite van Geldermalsen’s father told her about an invitation to plant a memorial tree for her mother, they thought it was a lovely idea. After all, her mum Janny, died last year. “It’s such a nice way to remember people and so lovely that the funeral home...
Possible bypass for Richmond

Possible bypass for Richmond

Parking charges, cycle lanes and a possible new bypass are coming to Richmond as part of a Tasman District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport initiative. The ‘Richmond Transport Business Case’ (PBC) aims to provide safer roads and greater travel options for people...
Restoring the strings of history

Restoring the strings of history

An 80-year-old mandolin has been on quite the journey before ending up at a Brightwater workshop for restoration. The wooden instrument was bought in Europe during the 1940s by Charlie Wilson, a sergeant in the army. He served in Italy and the Middle East before...