Local water blasters help clean up cemeteries

Local water blasters help clean up cemeteries

It was a simple post on Facebook, seen as far away as Australia, that lead to the clean-up of the Wakapuaka Cemetery going ahead a lot faster. Local man Brian McIntyre started restoring the headstones in Wakapuaka Cemetery around four years ago. Now, joined by 12...
Sports centre back and ready for action

Sports centre back and ready for action

Devastation was the word that came to mind when Flynn Drummond, operator of Action Indoor Sports in Richmond, recalls the fire last January that gutted his facility. Fire crews were called out on Sunday, 27 January at 3:30 pm to battle a blaze that started in...
Fire crews on alert as risk increases

Fire crews on alert as risk increases

While Australia battles horrific bush fires across the Tasman, local crews are mindful of this time of the year closer to home. Last February, a spark from farm machinery caused a blaze that affected 2300ha of lands, destroyed one home and forced the evacuation of...
Locals urge water safety this summer

Locals urge water safety this summer

The warmer months are here, and one of the biggest concerns for the summer each year is around water safety. Lisa Stanley, Swim Magic team leader at the Richmond Aquatic Centre, says that no matter how often you swim, it’s important to be conscious about safety around...
Remembrance campaign raises funds for Hospice

Remembrance campaign raises funds for Hospice

Farmers Richmond is kicking it up a notch this year, with their annual Christmas fundraising drive for the Hospice beginning in mid-November and running all the way through till Christmas eve. The national campaign, done in partnership with Hospice and Farmers...