Local talent for Wine and Food Festival

Local talent for Wine and Food Festival

This years Wine and Food festival has managed to lock down some local talent, in the form of 16 year old Garin College student Brooklyn Scott. The singer/songwriter has been performing since she was 6 years old. She scored her first big break at a school production at...
Water restrictions on the horizon for Tasman

Water restrictions on the horizon for Tasman

Water restrictions may be on the horizon for the Tasman region again this year, as dry and windy conditions have seen river and aquifer levels start to decline. While heavy rain before Christmas meant that there hasn’t been as much pressure this year to conserve water...
Tasman prepares for another dry summer

Tasman prepares for another dry summer

Matt McCrorie The region was hit hard by drought last summer. And it doesn’t look like we’re off the hook this summer either, with the Tasman District Council Dry Weather Task Force already preparing for another dry, hot summer. Earlier this year the region saw the...
Forestry company still assessing cost

Forestry company still assessing cost

Matt McCrorie   One of the companies really feeling the heat of the Pigeon Valley fires is Tasman Pine. The company owns 60 per cent of the plantations lost in the Pigeon valley forest fires, which is roughly 1400 hectares out of the 2343ha burnt. Chief operating...
Hot conditions, warm winds fan fire risk

Hot conditions, warm winds fan fire risk

Matt McCrorie The Nelson Tasman area is now experiencing a prohibited fire season, with a total ban on all open air fires. This follows high temperatures, high wind and lack of rain throughout the region. The increasing heat is a big factor in fire risk at this time...