Fonterra staff help plant taste trail

Fonterra staff help plant taste trail

Fonterra’s Brightwater employees recently took off their PPE and donned gardening gloves to help plant 400 native trees near their workplace. As part of the project to beautify the Great Taste Trail alongside the Wairoa River, they joined representatives from Nelson...
Waimea College scoops prizes

Waimea College scoops prizes

Waimea College’s Showquest team didn’t only win overall at the performing arts competition held at The Theatre Royal in Nelson on Friday, they placed first in seven other categories. Xanthe Southward received Star of the Show for her lead performance. The first place...
Wakefield School debates full primary proposal

Wakefield School debates full primary proposal

Discussions whether Wakefield School becomes a full primary were in full swing last week when parents were invited to attend a meeting to make their voices heard. Around 70 parents turned out for the event, which is part of a wider review of schools in the Richmond /...
Opportunity to make custom guitars

Opportunity to make custom guitars

A Brightwater man is sharing the guitar-making expertise that saw him make international musician Sinead O’Connor a guitar. Dave Gilberd, owner operator of Goldbeard Guitars has taught over 60 students the process of crafting their very own instrument and has loved...
Revive your bank balance

Revive your bank balance

A new shopping concept for Richmond is giving people the chance to make money from old clothes and accessories they may have tucked away at home. Re:vive, which opens its doors on Queen Street in the next few days, is selling nearly-new, second-hand items with a twist...
A warmer winter for many

A warmer winter for many

It’s looking like a warmer start to winter for many with the winter energy payment helping around one million people and NIWA predicting a winter with a possibility of warmer temperatures than usual. NIWA’s seasonal outlook for May and June indicated a 45 per cent...