Alsco opens Richmond plant
Alsco New Zealand has shown its commitment to the Nelson region with its recently built multimillion-dollar premises at Richmond.
The development included combining its Nelson and Motueka operations on the new site and group general manager Steve Barden, of Auckland, said the Alsco Richmond development represented an investment of more than $10 million by the textile retail supply company.
(Nelson Mail, Monday 26 April 2021)
Covid vaccination site opens
The first Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Nelson has officially opened, as the top of the south continues to lead the way nationally in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
The centre at 16 Paru Paru Rd, Nelson was formally opened with a blessing yesterday morning. It’s the first static site to officially open in the top of the south, with Blenheim’s centre opening with a blessing today, and a site at 251 Queen St Richmond opening on May 4.
Health staff will use the centre to administer vaccines which are offered by referral.
Nelson Bays Primary Health chief executive Sara Shaughnessy said Nelson-Marlborough was one of the leading regions when it came to the country’s vaccination numbers.
(Nelson Mail, Wednesday 28 April 2021)
Fewer ratepayers interested in rebates
Fewer Tasman District homeowners than expected have so far applied for a rates rebate this year, prompting concern that some low-income earners may not realise they are eligible for a credit of up to $655.
Tasman District Council customer services manager Suzanne Westley urged councillors on the operations committee to let ratepayers know about the rates rebates scheme, which is provided by the Department of Internal Affairs in conjunction with councils.
(Nelson Mail, Friday 30 April 2021)
Councillors face big task after flood of plan submissions
It is fair and reasonable to expect irrigators to pay for their portion of the cost overruns with the Waimea dam project, says submitter Murray Dawson in one of almost 1700 submissions on the Tasman District Council draft Long Term Plan 2021-31.
The council says that while feedback in the submissions centred on the four key issues outlined in the consultation document, some submitters took the opportunity to have a say on a range of issues, such as a swimming pool in Motueka, a regional boat ramp, and a focus on essential infrastructure.
Due to start at 9.30am on Tuesday in the Richmond council chamber, the hearing is then scheduled to be held in Takaka on Wednesday from 10am, before moving back to Richmond from 1.30pm on Thursday, and then to Motueka next Friday from 9.30am. Four days of deliberations have been scheduled from May 17 to 21, followed by a council workshop on the effect of the deliberation decisions on June 4. The full council is due to consider adoption of the final LTP on June 30.
(Nelson Mail, Saturday 1 May 2021)