Twins set sights on White Ferns

Twins set sights on White Ferns

They may look identical, but Anna and Kate Gaging have very contrasting roles in their numerous cricket teams. The 17-year-old Waimea College twins represent no less than five sides, having enjoyed a rapid rise in a sport they took up only five years ago.   The...
Winning boat has explosive past

Winning boat has explosive past

It didn’t get in the water, but its presence alone was enough for Aurora to win the top prize at the NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lake Rotoiti over the weekend.   There was perfect weather and an air of celebration for the 20th anniversary of the popular...
Swimmer off to world champs

Swimmer off to world champs

Collin Williscroft Tasman swimmer Ethan Martin is heading to Brazil later this year to compete in the fifth World Deaf Swimming Championships. Ethan has qualified to swim in 10 events, including the 200m individual medley and breaststroke, 50m freestyle, butterfly,...
Water restrictions level increased

Water restrictions level increased

Matt McCrorie The need to conserve water is becoming more important every day, the council says, with wind, consistent high temperatures, and increasing water demand causing rivers and groundwater levels to drop. Dennis Bush-King, convener of the Dry Weather...
Suspicions over Rabbit Island fire

Suspicions over Rabbit Island fire

The cause of last Friday’s fire on Rabbit Island is being treated as suspicious. Rural Fire Network boss Ian Reade, who is based in Richmond, said the cause of the fire was still being investigated but anyone who saw people acting suspiciously at the eastern end of...
Water rations put in place

Water rations put in place

Rain earlier this week will have no affect on water restrictions put in place by the Tasman District Council. The council’s Dry Weather Taskforce convenor, Dennis Bush-King, says the rain on Sunday night was barely enough to make a dent in soil moisture levels on the...