Golden Bay Fruit eager to grow women’s rugby

Golden Bay Fruit eager to grow women’s rugby

Golden Bay Fruit have signed to be the Tasman Rugby Union’s brand sponsor of female rugby. The agreement will include front of jersey branding of the Tasman Mako Farah Palmer Cup team, the TRU Academy program, the Tasman Trophy club competition and other Tasman...
Certain plastics causing problems

Certain plastics causing problems

Yoghurt pottles, sour cream containers and plastic sushi trays are just a few of the plastic items that will no longer be accepted throughout Tasman for recycling after July 1. The new recycling policy means that only plastics that can recycled in New Zealand will be...
A new life on the bicycle

A new life on the bicycle

The humble old bicycle has been in traction for some 200 years, but there’s been a sudden surge in popularity as the old craze becomes a new one. The lockdown had its part to play in the new vibe. Gyms were shut down, sports ground came to a halt and we were forced...
Popular Cafe reopens

Popular Cafe reopens

When Maureen and Graeme Crook left their jobs and lives in Reefton to fix up the old Kohatu Hotel, at the turnoff to the Motueka Valley, locals thought they were mad. The pub, which had been closed and derelict for 3 years before Graeme and Maureen bought the building...
Wakefield has cruel cat shooter

Wakefield has cruel cat shooter

In mid-January, the McIvor family moved to Wakefield to what felt like a safe, peaceful cul-de-sac. They kept both their cats, Milly and Theo, inside for the first few days to let them get accustomed to their new surroundings. Within 48 hours of releasing them...
Bars now open for business

Bars now open for business

While the country eagerly moved into Alert Level 2 on Thursday, May 14, there was bad news for bars and their loyal patrons alike. Venues that mainly serve alcohol would have to hold out for another week before they could get the pints pouring again. While it was a...