Teacher calls it a day

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...
Local athletes strike gold

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...
Sport fishing for youth

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...
National swimming success for locals

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...
Tara takes it out

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...