Community dinner a ‘team’ effort

    Each year the local community churches join forces with a team of volunteers to create the annual Richmond Community Christmas Dinner. To be held at the Richmond School hall on Tuesday, December 25, organiser Michaela Ross says the idea stemmed from holding the...

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New street design for Brightwater

Over $3 million has been budgeted for town centre upgrades around the region, with Brightwater destined to receive theirs first. A new concept design for Ellis St aims to create safe and accessible pedestrian, cycling and vehicle linkages, improve the streetscape and...

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Sevens team bound for Rarotonga

In December, a team of under-16 sevens rugby players from around the Tasman district will be heading to a Rarotongan College’s sevens tournament. Joining two other New Zealand teams they make up a pool of eight teams and help the locals boost tournament numbers. They...

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Fund-raiser ride for helicopter trust

Members of the Top of the South Motorcycle Club kindly donated an $1800 cheque to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust last month. The club held their annual Daylight Savings Ride to raise funds for the trust. It was their sixth annual fund-raiser ride....

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Students create cardboard arcades

Richmond School joined the Caine’s Arcade bandwagon this term when 180 students, as part of their technology unit, designed their own arcade games. In 2011, 9-year-old American Caine Monroy spent his summer holidays building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his...

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Building of Dam confirmed for region

Council confirmed on Friday, November 30, the Waimea Community Dam will be built, with councillors voting 9-5 in favour of the project. The Tasman District Council (TDC) made its final decision to green light the controversial build. They have stated it will be built...

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