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  • Bikes and caravans invited to wine and food festival

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 28

    Organisers of the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival, being held at Middle Earth Vineyard on Sunday, February 15, are introducing one or two new innovations for the 11th edition of…

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    Brightwater Wine and Food Festival's, from left, Jim Scott, Pete Glue, Ray Day, Ras Zachariassen, Kevin Cross, Ken McDonald and Rob Grey, are encouraging people to bike and take campervans to the festival. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Nelson Weekly News

    No room for extra students

    By Andrew Board • January 28

    Pupils at Nelson College will be forced to take classes in the school’s boarding houses this term as the student population outgrows the number of desks and chairs available.
    The…

    Neighbourhood Support Nelson coordinator, Karen Clark, left, with Stoke Bakery's Margaret McCarthy and Pestell's Rai Bacon Company's Chris Pestell. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Nelsonians encouraged to get behind ‘Neighbours Day’

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 28

    Nelson neighbours are being encouraged to get together over BBQs, picnics and other gatherings to celebrate Neighbours Day Aotearoa at the end of March.
    Neighbourhood Support Nelson is offering meat…

    Three generations involved in the Richmond Rodeo last Saturday, from left, pick up rider, Ben Nisbett, Rodeo Treasurer, Sharon Nisbett and calf rider, Dustin Nisbett from Wai-iti. Photo: Monique Bergman.

    Rodeo is a hit with Nelson crowd

    By Monique Bergman • January 28

    The cowboys and cowgirls rode into town to compete in the action-packed annual Richmond Rodeo on Saturday.
    The sunshine was out in full force and so was the crowd at…

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    Construction has started on the expansion of Pak ‘n Save in the Richmond Mall. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Major expansion for Richmond Mall

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 23

    The Richmond Mall is about to get even bigger with a new multi-million dollar development of supermarket Pak ’n Save starting this week.
    Pak ‘n Save will be expanded by…

    Long serving Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Roger Williams.

    Long-serving fire chief passes away

    By Waimea Weekly • January 23

    Richmond’s longest serving chief fire officer, Roger Williams, has passed away marking the end of a dynasty that served the Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade for  67 years.
    Roger served 36…

    Mountainbike Trails Trust’s Chris Mildon, right, with mountainbiking enthusiasts, from left, Tim Bendy, Lilly Bendy and Jude Rawcliffe at the entrance to Tunnicliff Forest in Wai-iti. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Feedback wanted on new mountainbiking track

    By Simon Bloomberg • January 23

    A group of mountainbiking enthusiasts are holding a public meeting next Tuesday to seek support for plans for a new mountainbike park in the Tunnicliff Forest in Wai-iti, near Wakefield.…

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    Ryan Dando, 20, in action during the BMX section of the Tasman Skatepark Tour in Richmond on Saturday. Photo: Caitlin Gladstone.

    Skate tour concludes in Richmond

    The Tasman Skatepark Tour concluded in Richmond with another year of grinds, jumps and flips.
    Young people came from all over the region to compete in the event which included…

    Tomahawk attack in Stoke

    Two men will appear in the Nelson District Court facing charges relating to an assault at a property in Karaka Street, Stoke, yesterday.
    Police were first alerted by members of…

    Design stage for $1.6m velodrome begins

    The final stage of the design process for the Saxton Velodrome is about to be completed, marking the start of the business end of the $1.6 million project that is…

    Apprentice hairdresser, Alesha Bruce, outside Clear Cuts shop window on Queen St that is being decorated for Richmond Unlimited’s Decorate 2 Win competition. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

    Businesses decorate shop windows for Christmas

    The girls at Clear Cuts hair salon are taking an unusual approach to this year’s Richmond Unlimited Decorate 2 Win competition, aimed at brightening up shop windows for Christmas.
    Instead…

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