Wine and Food still a fundraising success

Wine and Food still a fundraising success

Matt McCrorie While for some it might have left a sour taste after the annual wine and food festival had to be cancelled earlier this year, organisers say that it was still something of a success. The Annual Wine and Food Festival, organised as a fundraising event by...
A new plan tackles teen drinking

A new plan tackles teen drinking

A new initiative from the District Health Board is taking a different approach to tackling teen drinking. “Youth drinking is not a new problem. We live in a culture where alcohol use is normal, and the associated risks often go unnoticed,” says Hilary Genet, health...
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...