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...
Proposed speed limit change for Tasman

Proposed speed limit change for Tasman

The speed limit for over 50 roads in the Tasman region may be changed, thanks to a council speed limit review that was undertaken this year. After public consultation between September and November, a hearing panel has recommended to the Tasman District Council that...
Community Dam moves forward

Community Dam moves forward

Matt McCrorie The Waimea Community Dam is forging ahead. The controversial project, which received the green light from the council last November, is making progress, hitting a big milestone this week.Waimea Water Ltd, which is a joint venture between Waimea...
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...