Quantcast

Latest Tasman Region Stories

2012-08-02 23:01:13

Embittered homeowners looking for good news in the recent home sales report were pleased to find that when compared to last year at this time, sales were up 9.6%. Jimmy Justice who is the executive director of Brightwater, a retirement community located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., says the report is consistent with the experiences of many of the older adults who finance a move into his community through the sale of their home. Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Embittered homeowners...

2011-03-02 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Coastal Communities, Inc. (formerly, OTCQB: CALCQ) announced that it has satisfied the various conditions to the Company's plan of reorganization with respect to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and emerged from bankruptcy on March 1, 2011. Chief Executive Officer Raymond J. Pacini commented, "I want to once again thank our lenders for their support in helping the Company exit bankruptcy and providing additional capital to fund...

2008-09-26 15:00:30

Geoff Rennison reckons by naming his series of revue nights The Free- Range Organic Carbon-Neutral Revue, he will attract as wide a spectrum of an audience as possible. "But it is likely that the extreme fundamentalist right may not turn up, other than at interval, when tea will be served," he jokes. He says the show follows the general revue format - a series of skits and other items "broken only by the cast forgetting their lines" - but he says there are also two "classier" acts. One...

2008-09-26 15:00:25

By KIDSON, Sally A Motueka-based company's application to build a hydroelectric scheme on Lake Matiri near Murchison has attracted 255 submissions, most of which support the scheme, although kayakers and environmentalists remain critical of the proposal. New Zealand Energy Ltd has applied to the Tasman District Council to build a 4.6kw power scheme at the lake, which is on conservation land at the southern entrance to Kahurangi National Park. The scheme would generate enough...

2008-08-21 15:01:00

By GOODGER, Karen Network Tasman is proposing a hydro scheme on the Matakitaki River near Murchison, as well as solar generation and wind power to make the region's supply more secure and provide for growth. The Richmond-based electricity lines provider announced the multimillion-dollar plans yesterday, estimating they could jointly power about 20,000 homes. Network Tasman supplies electricity to about 35,000 households at present through retailers such as Contact Energy, Meridian and...

2008-08-21 15:01:00

By MURDOCH, Helen Tasman's Matakitaki River is the latest proposed hydro site for the upper South Island. The proposal is one of four, along with the Matiri, the Mokihinui and the Wairau, entering or completing consent stage in the region. Network Tasman has announced the proposed 30-megawatt Matakitaki hydro scheme as part of its renewable energy portfolio. Chairman Ian Kearney said the Matakitaki could support wind and summer solar-power generation to produce a combined 70MW...

2008-08-21 15:00:33

A public meeting will be held tomorrow night to discuss the Waimea water augmentation project. Laura Basham reports on progress on the $25 million plan to supply more water to the Waimea Plains, Richmond and potentially Nelson. -------------------- The case for the Waimea water augmentation project is obvious. Just look at the rainfall over the past few weeks that has gone to waste. Then think back to the lack of water and the rationing for water users on the Waimea Plains last...

2008-08-17 21:00:46

Six Nelson schools are this week helping to support some of the world's poorest people. Nayland College, Hampden St School, Lower Moutere School, Riwaka School, Motueka High School and Murchison Area School are selling $2 woven "friendship bracelets" to raise funds for Volunteer Service Abroad. The organisation sends volunteers around the world to help development in impoverished communities. Hampden St pupil Tanika Langbridge, 11, at right in the photo, whose aunt has gone to...

2008-08-09 15:00:38

Top of the south patients will be the winners after the region's two primary health organisations and health board took the "bull by the horns" in a New Zealand-first training initiative. This is according to Royal NZ College of GPs medical educator Tim Phillips, who said that two years ago, doctors who wanted to become general practitioners in Nelson had no way of training locally and had to travel to Wellington to attend weekly lectures. That was until the Royal New Zealand College of...


Word of the Day
ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
Related