Local olive oil is world-class

Local olive oil is world-class

Jacqui Rawson When you think of award-winning olive oil you might think of it starting its life in a country somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. Kakariki Olive Oil is produced much closer to home and is turning heads on the international stage. “We were one of seven...
Important Announcement

Important Announcement

Good morning. With the ever so slight lifting of the levels the Waimea Weekly is now able to be published, and more importantly be delivered in total. After we went into Level 4 that forbade us to use any delivery service to deliver our paper. We were able to print...
Richmond takes the crown for sunshine hours

Richmond takes the crown for sunshine hours

Matt McCrorie It’s offical, Richmond is New Zealand’s sunniest town. Richmond has taken the crown for the most sunshine hours in 2019, coming in with a recorded total of 2859. According to a climate summary issued by NIWA, 2019 was the 4th warmest year on record in...
Tasman moves into complete fire ban

Tasman moves into complete fire ban

It’s getting hotter and hotter as we move towards the end of January, and Fire and Emergency say that the fire risk is quickly increasing, with a total fire ban taking effect this week. Principal rural fire officer Ian Reade says, “We’re going into a period of extreme...
Farewell for Neighbourhood Hero

Farewell for Neighbourhood Hero

Matt McCrorie Marty Price always wanted to be a cop. He practically grew up in a police station. “In a good way,” he assures me. Marty’s mum worked in a police station for 23 years when he was growing up, and he said that it gave him the chance to see firsthand the...