Wine and Food still a fundraising success

Wine and Food still a fundraising success

Matt McCrorie While for some it might have left a sour taste after the annual wine and food festival had to be cancelled earlier this year, organisers say that it was still something of a success. The Annual Wine and Food Festival, organised as a fundraising event by...
A new plan tackles teen drinking

A new plan tackles teen drinking

A new initiative from the District Health Board is taking a different approach to tackling teen drinking. “Youth drinking is not a new problem. We live in a culture where alcohol use is normal, and the associated risks often go unnoticed,” says Hilary Genet, health...
Lane pool returns with a splash

Lane pool returns with a splash

The lane pool is back, and on Monday morning a line of eager swimmers lined to up make a splash. The pool has been closed since March 25 for the entire pool to be retiled. While many were sad to miss out on the use of the lane pool, the work was much needed. Repairs...
Teacher pay deal a good first step

Teacher pay deal a good first step

Local teachers are mostly satisfied with the government’s revised offer for teachers, but there is still a long way to go, says local teacher Stacey Ashley. The largest-ever teacher strike saw both primary and secondary school teachers withdraw their services on June...
New school play a history lesson

New school play a history lesson

While some schools might choose more traditional school plays such as ‘Annie’ or ‘Oliver’, Richmond school is putting on an entirely original school play, thanks to the efforts of creative teachers. The new show, ‘Medieval Madness 2’ is a mockumentary about life in...