Hello, you saved my life

Hello, you saved my life

Handing over a fundraising cheque at Filco on Saturday turned into a moving moment when Mike Gile’s unexpected presence provided tangible evidence of the importance of fundraising for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. A rescued patient, he drove over from...
Elephants in Wai-iti River

Elephants in Wai-iti River

In the summer of 1928-1929, two elephants, Jumbo and his pal Tommy, used the Wai-iti River, Wakefield, to rinse off as they took a break in their travels toward the North Island. The pair were part of the Perry Brothers’ Circus on its annual New Zealand-wide tour...
Shake, rattle, roll

Shake, rattle, roll

Nine to 11-year olds from Ranzau and Brightwater schools are at the A&P showgrounds this week learning confidence and life skills to help keep them safe. The safety skills course, now in its fifth year, seeks to also prevent incidents from happening in the first...
Whitebait plentiful this season

Whitebait plentiful this season

Whitebaiters have had mixed results this season, but overall, it has been an above-average season. Although the season starts in August, traditionally October to November are considered the best times to whitebait.  Solander, local whitebait distributors, General...
Artist beautifies Chorus box

Artist beautifies Chorus box

River Day, a 17-year-old college student is bringing the Chorus box at 98 Salisbury Road, Richmond, to life as part of an art programme. Broadband internet company Chorus are running an art programme across New Zealand to decorate their street boxes which are a little...