A&P Show, 125 years young

A&P Show, 125 years young

It was a big year for the A&P Show. Celebrating its 125th birthday, the show went all out this year, and the crowds turned up for it, approximately 10,000 over the weekend. The showgrounds have an interesting history, the original stands which were three-tiered...
New electorate boundaries mean shift for Brightwater

New electorate boundaries mean shift for Brightwater

Residents of Brightwater will have a new choice to make in future general elections. The town, which has always been part of the Nelson electorate boundary and currently has Nick Smith as its MP, will be moving to the Tasman/West coast electorate for the 2020 general...
Kempthorne calls time

Kempthorne calls time

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has announced he will not be seeking re-election for a fifth term in this year’s local body elections.   Richard and his wife Jane announced together that he would be stepping down from his role as Mayor after this year’s election,...
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,...
National swimming success for locals

National swimming success for locals

Waimea and Tasman swimmers have achieved well on the national stage at recent events. Tasman Swim Club’s Maggie Goomes (14yrs) had a successful week at the Swimming New Zealand Division II competition in Rotorua winning gold in the 800m freestyle and silver in the...