Street ambassadors keeping the peace

Skilled local youth workers, the Tasman Street Ambassadors, are out patrolling the streets again and helping keep the public safer until early February. The team of 19 across Tasman and Nelson districts patrol public places, deliver safety messages and offer advice...

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Cycle trail open before Christmas

The newest section of the Great Tasman Taste Trail is set to open in time for the Christmas break and, according to Higgins representative Kim Ace, it is already being touted as perhaps the ‘smoothest unsealed cycle trail in the country.’ Construction began in...

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100 years and counting

Claude Teece was born on December 12, 1918. He survived three years of soldiering in Cairo during World War Two. He married his teenage sweetheart, Kath, as soon as he got back from the war and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary just before Kath’s passing...

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Appleby church celebrates 150 years

St Alban’s Anglican Church has just celebrated 150 years since being built and organiser and retired minister Fergus Capie couldn’t be more pleased with how the weekend went. Amongst many parishioners young and old, Saturday’s service was also attended by current...

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Trio of teens build winning e-bike

The other competitors may have had a few years on them, but what our local teen boys lacked in age they made up for with tenacity. Waimea College year-9 students Michael Dewe and Finn Eger were joined by Garin’s Brennan Drach at EVolocity’s 2018 grand final in...

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Tasman sevens sides off to nationals

The Tasman Men’s sevens side has backed up its team of the year status as they completed a three peat at the regional qualifiers. Tasman went through the Timaru tournament unbeaten to claim the Tofa Shield for the third year in a row and book its spot in the...

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Raising the roof for new community centre

A new $1 million community centre is being built on Dorset St, Richmond, as part of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church – the Church on the Hill. David Pritchard says invites were sent out to neighbours, tradies and locals and the doors were open to members of the public...

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Tapawera hop-ping along just nicely

Tapawera is making its mark on the hop-growing stage as having the perfect conditions to grow export quality crops. Local grower Colin Oldham is no stranger to the industry. Being a third-generation farmer, and spending 35 years in the business, he says Tapawera has...

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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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