Live music at Sinful Coffee

Richmond’s Sinful Coffee has come up with a great way to beat the winter blues. Every Saturday from 1pm-3pm the café hosts live acoustic music duo S.A.M. The pair perform a number of popular songs from a wide-range of genres. “The acoustics in the building are...

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Tasman builder nails third place

Tasman Homes builder, Tom Ashley, took out third place in the 2018 New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge held in Rotorua, in April. The NZCB challenge is held in partnership with the Industry Training Association Building (ITAB). The 25-year-old...

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From the inside out

For the last few months, Richmond’s Margaret Ewers has been spending her working time manning a gate on the Queen St upgrade. With ample opportunity to observe the upgrade in its many stages, Margaret put pen to paper and created the following poem to document the...

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The cost of trauma spirals up

With the recent resignations of some of our best local, front line police officers and the huge cost of paying them out, we are asking the question “is enough being done to manage the obvious trauma these people are exposed to”? Local psychiatric nurse Les Watt is a...

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Stylish Italian e-bikes in stock

Even the staunchest pedal-powered cyclists have become converted by the lure of e-bikes and now Ian Robinson of Morley Motorcycle and Marine is joining the dealers. “They’re seriously cool. I was very skeptical of e-bikes previously but then I rode one and decided...

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Inspiring youth wins the ‘big one’

Cameron Thompson is Nelson Speedway’s youngest competitor to win the Hebberd Cup Sportsperson of the Year award since 1968. The Hebberd Cup is an overall award for all speedway classes in Nelson. Cameron has raced out of the Nelson club since he turned 12 but it...

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From the court to coffee

While sales is nothing new to Brendon Bailey running a café sure is, but the former Giants basketball player and coach is taking it all in his stride alongside his wife Lee-anne. The couple took over Zink café, bbq and heating store, on Richmond’s Champion Rd, in May...

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