Regional

Upgrading roads a top priority

Gisborne District Council is now mostly moved into its new building. Without doubt it will have been designed and built to meet every building code best-practice standard so that all who are working inside can be assured they are in a safe and productive...... Read More

Rowers strike gold

Ashburton rowers were right in the thick of the action at last weekend’s Canterbury Championships on Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. In a combined effort between school squads and club rowers, the entire contingent walked away with five gold medals...... Read More

Collecting inorganics in Auckland

Bookings are now open for Auckland Council’s 2018 inorganic service, which will start making collections in late February. It’s easy to make a booking. Simply visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic and follow the steps. When you enter...... Read More

Tournament ‘huge experience’

They might not have won a game, but Mid Canterbury sevens coach Sean Carter had plenty of praise for his young band of troops and their performances at the national sevens tournament over the weekend. “It was a good experience for the boys. “There...... Read More

Bibliophile paradise re-opens in Manapouri

In an era where bookstores are under threat, a tiny Manapouri bookshop seems to have already struck a big chord. Just after Christmas, Ruth and Lance Shaw had yet to put a coat of paint on the outside of their new Hobbit-like bookshop when they got their...... Read More

Keeping wastewater out of Tauranga’s Pilot Bay

Tauranga City Council will be pushing to increase awareness of what should and shouldn’t be flushed down toilets, after a wastewater pump blocked with wet wipes caused an overflow to contaminate Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui. Council staff and contractors...... Read More

Favourite comedian returns for 151st show

Comedian and television personality Te Radar will again compere the Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show and says his enthusiasm for the event remains undiminished. Having grown up on a dairy and beef farm in the Waikato, Te Radar especially enjoys the cattle...... Read More

International convention takes Nelson by steam

Model engineers steamed into Nelson for the international Steam & Cinders ’18 convention last week. With over 300 attendees from across New Zealand and the world, the Nelson Modellers Pond was buzzing with the crowds of people and the chug of...... Read More

Trust opens historical site

One of Greendale’s earliest settler’s dreams is a step closer to being realised with the opening of the TW Adams Arboretum — the first stage in a three part project spearheaded by the Greendale Community Trust. This site was once...... Read More

Fishing contest boosts school funds

The 18th annual Tinopai Fishing Competition lived up to its reputation as a family day out ‘par excellence’ last Saturday, both out on the harbour and later in the Tinopai School grounds, where plenty of fish were weighed in and prizes handed...... Read More