Crime goes through the roof

richmond mall

Brazen burglars broke into Richmond Mall by punching holes in the ceilings of shop store rooms.

Flash proposal gets a 'yes'

Broadgreen lawns.

Video:Kathy Barton went to lunch in Richmond Mall on Saturday without an inkling she would soon be the star of a very public proposal.

New lease of life for troubled bar

Richmond's former Rob Roy's will reopen next month, with a new name, new look and new owner.

Staff move to Richmond

Nearly 100 health organisation staff are moving out of Nelson to Richmond.

Having a blast

Blast family fun day

Families got wet, wild and wacky in more than 20 bouncy castles at the Blast Family Day Out over the weekend.

Cancer crisis hits family

Adelaide Ketel

A Nelson family faces a tough test, after taking on a new business then learning their young daughter is very sick.

Farm awaits fine verdict

A Waimea Plains farm which won an appeal against a sentence for using excess water must wait to find out if its fine might be reduced.

To be doomed or dammed?

Tasman district property owners are between a rock and a hard place over the increasingly critical issue of current and future water supply.

Email evolved

Richmond entrepreneur targets global market

Richard Wells

A Richmond-based IT expert has come upon what he believes is the next step in the evolution of electronic communication.

New owner for troubled pub

A pub with a patchy past is set to re-open.

Tasman 'freeloading' on buses

City councillors are unhappy at the TDC's refusal to fund a bus service that covers Richmond.

Silver lining to rainclouds

 Meg Selby,

The weekend's wild weather has turned into a drought breaker with water restrictions cancelled today.

Water supply decisions loom

Tasman district property owners are between a rock and a hard place over the increasingly critical issue of current and future water supply.

Tasman rates to rise up to 3.5pc

TDC proposes rises in Draft Annual Plan.

Richmond's retail boost

Field Junction

Plans have been unveiled for Field Junction Retail Park, a major new shopping centre in Lower Queen St.

TDC urged to heed speed worries

Field Junction

Tasman district residents fear that some of their roads will soon be lined with white crosses if the Tasman District Council does not reduce speed limits.

Nelson house prices buck trend

Nelson house prices increased again last month, with Richmond as the star performer.

Possibility of a dam means plan changes

Changes to Tasman district's resource management plan have paved the way for further urban development, including a new supermarket.

Commuters ride Mapua Ferry

Mapua Ferry.

Cycling enthusiasts got up early to ride on the Mapua Ferry for the inaugural cycle commuting service from Mapua to Rabbit Island.

$50m village approved

Courtney Lott

Plans for a $50 million lifestyle village in Richmond have been approved by the TDC.

Father, son jailed for home invasion

The father and son guilty of a violent home invasion in Brightwater have been jailed for three years.

Head students get organised

Waimea College

They're a tight team of friends - the four who head Waimea College's student population.

Virus traced to school staffroom

The norovirus that swept through Waimea College last week is believed to have originated in the school's staffroom. | 30 staff hit by virus

Hospital's future secure

After being slated to close in 2012, Alexandra Hospital now faces a reversal of its fortunes.

Sawmill for the chop?

David Havili

Grant Russ is on the verge of deciding to close his Appleby sawmill because he can't get logs.

Stomach bug lays college low

The outbreak of the highly infectious norovirus at Waimea College should serve as a warning to other organisations, says the Public Heath Service.

Virus runs rampant at school

School feels the strain as a suspected norovirus outbreak hits nearly a third of its teachers.

Precious memories lost to flames

richmond fire

Gunpowder, petrol, a car and a lifetime of memories were lost when a garage was engulfed by a fierce fire in Richmond.

Festival gets back to basics

Shane Geddes

Nelsonians voted with their feet as thousands flocked to the revamped Brightwater Festival on Sunday.

Bug outbreak at school

Around 30 staff at a single school were off sick yesterday after an outbreak of gastroenteritis left them with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea.

$9.8m water treatment plant approved

HELEN MURDOCH - © Fairfax NZ News

Richmond's $9.8m water treatment plant has been approved by Tasman district councillors despite a last minute query

Richmond pub shuts

Richmond pub Rob Roy's has gone into liquidation and closed.

All for one and al fresco for all

Benjamin Black Goldsmiths

This Summer, Body in Space will perform their swashbuckling Three Musketeers adaptation outdoors, at Fairfield House and Washbourn Gardens.

Desperate bid to save swimmer

Beachgoers rushed to help a woman found floating at Rabbit Island on Sunday evening, but it was too late.

Ride 'em cowgirl

Nelson Summer Kite Festival

Gallery:Sporting makeup, earrings and hot-pink nail polish, bullrider Libby Bent, 17 wowed crowds at the Richmond Rodeo.

Rabbit Island tragedy


Police have named the woman who drowned while swimming at Rabbit Island yesterday evening.

Rodeo entries a record

will wilding

Cowgirls and cowboys will bring their Western skills to the Richmond A & P Showgrounds this Saturday.

Richmond supermarket hot spot for a brew


Gary Watson of Richmond Fresh Choice is a bit of a beer nut, and it has been obvious on the shelves of his supermarket for a while.

Luck strikes store again

Richmond's Night 'n Day Foodstore has sold its second winning Lotto ticket in a fortnight.

Carols kick off Richmond's Xmas

Hundreds bring festive fun to gardens


Richmond residents were out in the full festive spirit and Christmas-themed attire for Carols by Candlelight at Washbourn Gardens.

Boudoir shop aims to cause buzz

Kerry Cahill at her new shop, Amour, in Queen St, Richmond.

Kerry Cahill is set to spice up Richmond and raise awareness around the use of sex toys with her new adult shop Amour.

New cafe adds flair to Eyebright

Couple find niche after quake heartbreak

Karsten Rentsch

Karsten's Cafe at Eyebright is the latest strand to the long-established country store, and features coffees and cakes with a distinct German flair.

Cafe is outstanding in its field

Ali Slotemaker

Coffee lovers are flocking to Nelson's newest cafe - a revamped shipping container in a paddock.

Water upgrade under way

Initial works around Richmond's new $8m water treatment plant will see a rolling programme of connections and installations happening on Queen St.

Waimea Village sold to new owners

Waimea Village residents are finally in charge of their own destiny.

Refinery to bring jobs to region

Nelson company SeaDragon will open a new refinery as part of $6m expansion that will double its staff.

Fun in the sun at A&P Show

14,000 enjoy fun in the sun at show

Andrew Cox

With more than 14,000 visitors attending this year's 120th A&P Show, it is safe to say farming enthusiasts are not a dying breed.

Touching girls 'accidental'

Man accused of indecently assaulting five young children told a court there was nothing criminal about the way he touched girls' bottoms.

Shot puss seeks home

SPCA suspect cat was 'shot and dumped'

Shot cat

The SPCA is looking for the owner of a young cat found wounded with shotgun shrapnelon the roadside in Redwood Valley.

Kmart gives Richmond a boost

Kmart opening

Richmond retailers are surfing a surge of foot traffic and spending in the wake of Kmart's opening.

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