Celtic Pipe Band to perform on world stage

The region’s Celtic Pipe Band is headed overseas in 2019 to make their mark on Scotland at the World Pipe Band Championships. With two days of competition, the World Pipe Band Championships (affectionately known as The World’s) will be showcasing the incredible talent...

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Drone club takes flight in region

The Tasman Drone Racing club has been flying out at Appleby since last year. Ben Henry, chapter manager and one of the founding members of the club, started building his own drone in 2017, after watching clips on YouTube, “you can basically build one yourself. If you...

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Event to aid Indian women

Witnessing first-hand the plight of women in the Indian city of Thane, Richmond’s Sandra Johnson was compelled to do something about it. The city of around two million remains a slum town largely controlled by the mafia who ensure the people remain impoverished to...

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Harleys coming!

After almost two years in negotiation Harley Davidson are coming to Nelson. The American bike manufacturer has appointed its newest distributor with Filco Motorcycles now an official dealer. Dealer principle Dave Filer says he was absolutely wrapt and is aiming at...

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Illegal poachers are riling up locals

Residents of the district have taken to social media, to vent frustration over illegal hunters. Amber Terrill recently spoke out on a Murchison Community page. She says on numerous occasions poachers have trespassed and wounded animals on her family’s property. “It’s...

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Leaping into Oshkosh!

Launching out of airplanes is second nature to Richmond’s 17,000 jump veteran Stu Bean, but to do so in front of a crowd of 250,000 at what is largely regarded as the world’s most famous airshow, was nothing short of “spectacular”. Oshkosh is a premier aviation event...

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Variety the spice of life

He’s a publisher, poet, world traveller, fluent in French, has a technical background in industrial insurance and now Richmond’s man of many talents, Peter Lynch, is producing quirky local-based videos on Facebook. “The fickle side of Facebook made me dig deeper. It’s...

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