Wastewater drug testing to begin in the region

Wastewater testing is to be rolled out across the country, with the expansion of police and Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)’s pilot program. Wastewater testing has been conducted by ESR at three locations across New Zealand, and analysis of these...

McKee Memorial Reserve reopening for long weekend

The McKee Memorial Recreation Reserve campsite at Ruby Bay will reopen on Friday, October 19, in time for campers to enjoy a long weekend at the popular site. A Tasman District Council spokesperson says initially numbers will be limited to 100 – 150 people. They...
Historic Boathouse ready for reopening

Historic Boathouse ready for reopening

Nelson’s historic waterfront venue, The Boathouse, is about to reopen. “It has been an epic effort to get the old girl up and going after the storm damage of Cyclone Fehi back on February 1”, says Boathouse manager, Amie-Jo Trayes. The Boathouse Society management...
Wakefield school history published

Wakefield school history published

Richmond resident Arnold Clark has written a book, ‘Into the 21st Century’, as a tribute to Wakefield School’s upcoming 175th birthday celebrations next month. Arnold has spent the last 20 months voluntarily researching, interviewing, writing and compiling the last 25...
Top cop warns against complacency

Top cop warns against complacency

Our region’s crime rates may be as low as they’ve been for a few years, but newly-appointed Area Commander, Detective Inspector Paul Borrell, warns the boys in blue are not about to relax. “Complacency is our worst enemy, we always need to be looking for ways to...
Varied tracks offer great running trails

Varied tracks offer great running trails

Three packs of runners and walkers took to the Richmond Hills on Saturday, October 6, to enjoy the many and varied tracks in the area. There was a lot of positive feedback after the run and athletes found it great to explore new territory with like-minded people. The...