Teacher calls it a day

There have been a lot of changes during Sue McLarens 43-year teaching career, but the one constant has been the never-ending stream of children, and that’s one of the aspects Wakefield School’s long-serving new entrant teacher and deputy principal says she’ll miss the...

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Local athletes strike gold

It’s a golden trifecta for our three Waimea athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ex-Waimea College students, Kelsey Smith, Anita McLaren (nee Punt) and Trael Joass have been competing on the Gold Coast this week, representing New Zealand in field hockey and...

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National swimming success for locals

Waimea and Tasman swimmers have achieved well on the national stage at recent events. Tasman Swim Club’s Maggie Goomes (14yrs) had a successful week at the Swimming New Zealand Division II competition in Rotorua winning gold in the 800m freestyle and silver in the...

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Sport fishing for youth

For the next two Sundays, thanks to the Sports Fishing For Youth Trust, local children will have the opportunity to participate in a guided ‘fish out’ day at the specially-built Waimea River Park Fishing Ponds in Appleby. The trust’s original objective in 2012 was to...

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Tara takes it out

Although it was the serenity of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) that attracted Richmond’s Tara Hope to the sport only five years ago, her competitive streak kicked in and she’s found success on the national stage. Competing at the 2018 National SUP championships on the...

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Local lass gets cranking for a good cause

Richmond Aquatic Centre’s RPM Instructor Mel Walker will be giving it her all on April 14, as part of an 8 hour ‘Crankathon’ Challenge, raising money for the New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Trust. Originally from Southland, Mel has been part of their annual Westpac...

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Free workshops for Richmond retailers

Richmond business owners began their April workshop series on Wednesday, April 4. A joint initiative between the Nelson Tasman Business Trust and Richmond Unlimited, the series has been established to arm Richmond retailers with the necessary tools to keep their...

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Over the edge for epilepsy

Richmond woman Ciara Halkett went to great heights on April 1 to increase awareness and raise funds toward epilepsy. Leaping from a Pilatus Porter, 16,500 feet above Motueka at Skydive Abel Tasman, Ciara was joined by seven others taking part in her and her mother’s...

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Waimea Inlet gets a clean-up

Waimea Inlet Forum teamed up with Keep Richmond Beautiful and Forest and Bird over the weekend, for a joint effort beach clean-up. A total of 46 volunteers showed up on the day and between the three groups they divided up the coastline, from Mapua around to the Honest...

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