Suspicions over Rabbit Island fire

Suspicions over Rabbit Island fire

The cause of last Friday’s fire on Rabbit Island is being treated as suspicious. Rural Fire Network boss Ian Reade, who is based in Richmond, said the cause of the fire was still being investigated but anyone who saw people acting suspiciously at the eastern end of...
Water rations put in place

Water rations put in place

Rain earlier this week will have no affect on water restrictions put in place by the Tasman District Council. The council’s Dry Weather Taskforce convenor, Dennis Bush-King, says the rain on Sunday night was barely enough to make a dent in soil moisture levels on the...
Locals deliver for Bay Dreams

Locals deliver for Bay Dreams

It was hot, it was loud, and it was sweaty, but it was undeniably a success. The sold-out Bay Dreams festival brought 20,000 music lovers to Trafalgar Park on Friday and promoters say they are hoping to be back in 2020. With international acts such as Cardi B and Tash...
Residents frustrated over Bateup Road delay

Residents frustrated over Bateup Road delay

The widening of Bateup Road has continued over Christmas and into the new year. The contract was awarded to Higgins Construction who started in 2018, with project manager Graham Rimmer saying at the end of November that the council was really pleased with the progress...