The quest for the All Black jersey

The quest for the All Black jersey

Jacob Page The Nelson region has had many brushes with All Blacks greats, almost greats and those players who got close to the black jersey before Tasman’s crop of 2019 All Blacks like Atu Moli, who starts at prop tonight against Canada in Japan, and Shannon Frizell....
Meet local painter Paul Deacon

Meet local painter Paul Deacon

Susan Johnson The rank of local talented artists has been increased by the arrival in Richmond of Paul Deacon, marine artist. Acknowledged to be one of New Zealand’s leading marine artists, he is entirely self-taught. Son of a fisherman and an artistic mum, Paul spent...
Wakefield’s Wizard of Oz

Wakefield’s Wizard of Oz

Susan Johnson The Wakefield Country Players are in final rehearsals for their production of The Wizard of Oz. The talented cast under the guidance of director John Amosa has been hard at work rehearsing since June. The cast of 40 includes several families and children...
Ladies Friendship Club’s 30th birthday

Ladies Friendship Club’s 30th birthday

Susan Johnson One of the oldest clubs in the region, the Ladies Friendship club, turned 30 this week. The chairman of FNZI (Friendship New Zealand Incorporated), Graeme Pierson flew up from Christchurch to present them with a certificate. He took great pleasure in the...