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The 30 plus members of Tasman Cheer Force have had a lot to cheer about since their beginnings just over two years ago, with medal wins at national competitions and growth into three teams, they are proving themselves high aimers and achievers. These days to be a cheerleader does not mean standing on the sidelines singing team cheers in-between game time, but taking centre stage to perform daring acrobatic dance routines, no game required. Tasman’s Cheer Force youth team is for under 10’s, junior 9-14 and senior 11-18 and are all steered by highly experienced cheer coach Leanne Whelan and Motueka High School’s year 9 dean and head of dance, Oakley Salton. See page 26 for the full story.

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Youth pathways in Motueka YMCA is now in Motueka, providing free National Certificate qualifications for youth on their Pathways Course. The YMCA recognised a need for youth training in Motueka and so made plans to return. New tutor Jacqui Latham is excited to be here and to be able to contribute to the community by empowering youth to build confidence and gain qualifications, when they may not have been a high achiever at school. “To see this service here in Motueka is just fabulous,” said Jacqui. The YMCA Motueka campus has places available now for youth aged 16-19 years old. Pathways is a 47-week course where students work their way towards NCEA level 1 & 2. Students can apply at age 15 and a half and up till their 20th birthday. Students will complete an average of 80 credits from a selection of unit standards. Applicants can refer themselves or go through their school. They will be interviewed and if successful their programme will be individually tailored and they will be encouraged to develop a plan for their education and career. “Pathways offers the opportunity for young people to reengage with their education, work, in a friendly supportive environment and take part in a range of community-based activities. All equipment and stationery are provided. Not the end but a new beginning Jacqui left school early herself and then reentered formal education in her early 20’s, to enjoy a flourishing career within education and across varied industries, so she feels able to relate to what she calls, ‘being a round peg in a square hole’. “Having lived in the Motueka area on & off for the last 16 years and having a background in

Pathways student Andy with proud tutor Jacqui Latham. tutoring across many industries, working with youth and the YMCA, I am excited to be working in the community together with our youth, parents, agencies and community groups for the greater good of our future generations,” said Jacqui. What she loves the most is to see a student grow their self-esteem, self-worth and have confidence that they can achieve. “Maybe school has not been their best fit. They need to know life is not over. There are other pathways.” Here to stay It is hoped that this service is the start of developing a stronger presence in Motueka for the YMCA and of what they can offer in the future to Tasman youth. “We are looking to building solid foundations and a successful long-term service,” said Jacqui. Contact: to make an appointment to chat.

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Growing our industry and our women Grow NZ Women is a recently formed group, by three Tasman women, with the idea of bringing together a network of women within the horticulture industry and their first couple of meetings prove the demand is there. The three innovative minds that established the concept and then took it to its inception are Karla Bradley, Mags Sonneland and Martina Sulak. At the first meeting, last Spring, 14 women attended and voiced their opinion that to establish such a group was a brilliant idea. Since then Grow NZ Women has grown to over 55 members. In January they ran a careers workshop with 10 guest speakers, who all volunteered, three flying in from the North Island. Well-known speakers included Nadine Tunley, New Zealand Apples and Pears chairwoman, CEO at Watson and Son. Sue Pickering, Develop Ltd director, former senior business manager for Horticulture NZ and Erin Simpson of NZAP, capability development manager. Encouraging future The intention behind the group is to create a pathway for women to enter the industry and encourage more women to further aspiration in their horticulture careers. Grow NZ Women is not for profit, has no fees and

hopes to give access to all women who want to join. “The group endeavours to create a network of women that meet regularly in a relaxed and comfortable way to enable us all to ask questions and learn from one another”, said Karla. The concept is to offer women in horticulture networking opportunities and the ability to upskill with zero costs incurred and also to offer monthly workshops that cover relevant topics and activities occurring in the industry. ”Workshops are planned from what women within the group have asked for and believe would benefit them,” said Mags. “There is a wealth of untapped knowledge within the women in horticulture, we believe this network will provide the environment needed for this knowledge to be shared and challenged, so we can all succeed,” said the three founders. The statistics

The three met through a mutual friend who knew of their desires to do something to help women in their profession. All three agree that women in horticulture do not get the same support as men. Statistics show that 23% of the orchard labour force are women, yet only 3% work in management. The belief is that women on the ground need practical support, as they are more than

apple pickers. Women work in marketing, HR, admin and as supervisors. More to offer The group currently has several mentors who are working alongside women who have asked for mentorship in specific areas, from thinning to managing. There are also several other aspects to the group that are being worked on such as a scholarship. Not alone The founders say they have been blown away by the level of support from people in general and employers, allowing workers time-out to train and mentor. Sponsors have shown their generosity and commitment to the group’s success. Fruitfed Supplies, T&G, SGS, Kono,

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Praise all round Motueka High School’s teacher in charge of environmental education Heidi James is welcoming the scholarship. “What a generous offer from Project Janszoon to have a $1,000 scholarship available for one of our Abel Tasman Youth Ambassador students. This shows a commitment to the partnership

between Project Janszoon and the schools towards the environmental education of our students,” Heidi said.


How it works Project Janszoon is a privately funded trust named after Abel “Janszoon” Tasman. It works with DOC, the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, the community and iwi to reduce predator numbers and weeds, restore eco-systems and re-introduce native birds, animals and plants in the Abel Tasman National Park. The Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors and education programme is also supported by Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle which provides transport into the Park for the students. It is expected the scholarship will be used by students pursuing a university degree in conservation or ecology, or training such as Outward Bound or the NMIT trainee ranger programme. Students will apply for the scholarship and a panel will award one each year starting in 2018.

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A new conservation education scholarship will support future environmental leaders from the Nelson / Tasman region. Project Janszoon has launched the scholarship which will provide school leavers with $1,000 towards further learning in the conservation, ecology or leadership fields. One scholarship will be offered annually for the next ten years and former Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors will be eligible to apply. Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors are chosen from schools who are part of the Project Janszoon, Department of Conservation Education Programme. Currently Motueka High School, Golden Bay High School and Motupipi Primary School are involved and there are plans for the programme to be extended to further schools. Project Janszoon director Bruce Vander Lee says Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors have a passion for the Park and nature. “For a project like Project Janszoon, which aims to transform the ecology of the Abel Tasman over 30 years, it really is the case that today’s youth are the future stewards of the Park. This scholarship will support them to pursue their development as conservation and community leaders,” Bruce says. DOC education ranger Brooke Turner says the scholarship will be a reward for the hard work that students put into the programme. “Year after year, we are continually impressed by the dedication and energy students contribute to the ATYA programme. Into our fourth year, we are overwhelmed with the continued return of past students, and how their growth and development is helping shape how the programme is delivered,” she says.

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Guest speaker Peter Gordon addressed the crowd with a speech about the rally’s history on the purpose built lavish stage, displaying lighting bars and the commissioned backdrop.

The magic behind Music in the Mountains This January the Nelson/Tasman branch of the NZMCA, Motor Caravan Association, hosted the 12th Music in the Mountains rally with over 592 motorhomes, from camper vans to self-built coaches and state of the art mobiles. All kinds were welcome, and all who went helped transform the area of Tapawera into NZ’s leading NZMCA rally. The programme for the weekend was a line up of popular bands from Ally Cook and the Souwesters to re-appearing guests, Remedy Show Band. Tim Morice was master of ceremonies for the first time. The whole community was involved in offering the activities to festival goers and welcomed the opportunity to fundraise. The 1000 strong attendees enjoyed the market stalls, book fair, talent quest, swimming pool entry, raffles and food stalls. “We believe the rally injects $30 to 40,000, over the weekend, into the local economy,” said David. “The dance floor was chocka and the atmosphere had a great happy, friendly vibe,” said David Miller, chairman of Nelson/Tasman branch. At only $10 entry fee for members, sunny skies and the magnificent backdrop of the area, there would have been plenty to get happy about, including the ingenious purpose-built stage. The stage was built by local members from a truck and trailer which they transformed into an acoustically treated, light rigged musicians dream. The handmade backdrop tops off the aesthetic appeal. “It was a big investment, but all involved did an amazing job and all our performers are blown away by it,” said David.

Mountains in 2007, it later moved to Tapawera School grounds. “What a wonderful partner the Tapawera District School has been In helping us grow and become the leading rally today,” said Peter. “Over the years we have enjoyed highland pipe bands, brass bands, Japanese drummers, Irish folk music, ukulele groups, to name but a few.” Today there is a committee of 11 who take 12 months to plan the rally and a whole host of volunteers who give their time and materials to make the event possible. Not least a whole parking team who play a vital role in ensuring safety on the area’s roads leading to and from the event and within the grounds. “I can not sing the praises of our committee and volunteers highly enough”, said David. “We were pro-active with road management with TDC and the police, all involved were pleased to collaborate.” “Key sponsors such as CAMEC, Kiwi Fuels, RSE, BlueBridge and COVI, helped make this fun-filled experience, magic for all of us,” said David. Plans have already commenced for rally 2019. Visit the website for member and rally info :

How it began Peter Gordon, a founding committee member, as a guest speaker on the Saturday explaining the history behind the event. He told how the festival began in 2005 at a school in St Arnaud, but quickly numbers swelled the space and so after being officially named Music in the

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Police Report Crimestoppers: totally anonymous information line: 0800 555 111 Hi all. Another storm last weekend made driving very dangerous but thankfully we didn’t have a heap of accidents. Let’s hope the current cyclone up north doesn’t cause us problems next week. I have noticed in the last couple of weeks two occasions when I was off duty where people on mobility scooters were driving merrily along on the roadside. Mobility scooters are only legally allowed on the footpath not the road . If you have a scooter please do not ride it on the roadside – it is only encouraging an accident. We recently had a bike handed in as found and we got a match on the serial number to a bike stolen from Richmond a year ago. We have recently had 3 mountainbikes handed in with no serial number matches. It is well worth recording your bike number and storing it somewhere you will remember it. We had 4 domestic incidents over the last week. 26 yr old Nelson male caught disqualified driving. Car impounded Car damaged in Pah St overnight Theft of landscaping materials from a yard 35 yr old female prosecuted for shoplifting 34 yr old Motueka male drink driving and fined. Also disqualified driving, car impounded

After-effects Two weeks after the storm surge and biggest floods that Tasman had seen in decades and most businesses and roads are back in operation, however, some residents in Ruby Bay are still in the midst of their clear up. One of the worst area’s affected in Tasman, by 1 February, was Ruby Bay and Stafford Drive. Homes and businesses suffered flood damage to various degrees and roads were wash with debris. Local businesses now want you to know that they are back up and running and that is thanks in part to the re-opening of Stafford Drive, the main artery to the Bay. Mapua Wharf was buzzing last weekend with a well-attended live music outside

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the Golden Bear and a wedding reception at the Apple Shed Café and Bar. “The best thing that people can do to support this area is to come back and visit. The leisure park is closed and this has affected tourist numbers in the area, but we are open as usual and have worked hard to get back in action,” said one Ruby Bay business owner. Residentially, however, some properties that bore the brunt of the surge still remain uninhabitable. Tasman District Council’s Recovery Manager Adrian Humphries and Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne planned a meeting with people affected by the storm, to be held at the Mapua Community Hall, 13 February. The intention being “to be there to listen and offer any advice or assistance that they can,” said a Council spokeswoman. See next week’s paper for the continuing story.

Weather bomb destroys affair Dovedale Country Affair should have held its 10th Affair last weekend, but the weather gods had other ideas. One of the organisers, Debbie Win, said, “We were made aware earlier in the week that a weather bomb was expected on the day of the Dovedale Affair. “We had to cancel helpers, donations, marquees, stalls, entertainment, exhibitors, animal displays, the car club display, history display, army re-enactment display and vintage machinery display, the rural fire demonstration, the Highland band, the beer for the beer tent, water slide, traffic management, Eftpos machines, bank float, portaloos, rubbish bins, in fact, everything.” Committee members swung into action to paint “Cancelled due to rain” signs and popped a sad face on them too. “The irony was it was stinking hot while we were painting!” said Debbie. The Dovedale Country Affair committee says a big thank you to everyone who helped and supported during this disappointing situation.

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Share offer opens: Waimea dam Waimea Irrigators Limited (WIL) has publicly released a Product Disclosure Statement for the Offer of Water Shares, which opened a week ago and is publicly available for irrigators on the Waimea Plains to consider. The Product Disclosure Statement is an offer to buy water shares in WIL. Shareholders can enter into agreements that allow them to apply under the Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP) to affiliate an existing groundwater or surface water permit for water provided by the Dam, once it’s built. Landowners will be able to apply for shares in WIL even if they don’t have an operative water permit, which would enable potential future water users to buy into the scheme. A long time coming WIL Project Manager Natasha Berkett says the offer is the culmination of effort over the last 17 years by dedicated farmers and orchardists who have been working hard to secure a reliable supply of water. “Irrigators affected by the devastating drought of 2001 came together with both Councils, DOC, Iwi, and Fish and Game and decided they needed to safeguard against the effects of future droughts,” Ms Berkett says. “They knew our region needed a dependable supply of water to continue farming the Waimea Plains, which is one of Tasman’s economic engines. “All these years later, we are finally here with the best chance we have to secure a cost-effective solution that helps the broader community as well.” Aims The goal is to get 3,000 shares committed before the offer close date of 22 March. To reach

it, WIL has asked more than a dozen irrigators to become Ambassadors and talk to their fellow irrigators to assist with the process of learning about the offer. Seek advice “One of the key points to make is that each potential investor should seek professional advice because this is a significant matter for any landowner or business to consider.” A commitment of 3,000 shares will enable WIL to move forward to fund its portion of the Waimea Community Dam. The share price is $5,500, which is in line with what WIL has been communicating to irrigators for months. “Irrigators have been saying since 2001 that they need a permanent solution to this water supply problem,” Ms Berkett says. “With the increase in extreme weather events that we’re seeing – the dryer dries and the wetter wets – we must work within the natural system we have to maintain our region’s agricultural foundation while we manage growth and improve our river’s environment. The Dam is a unique opportunity for us to solve all of these issues, with a shared cost structure.” The document is available for download on

This Thursday 15 February, from 9pm, you can have your chance to shine at the free Open Mic Night at the Brigand Cafe, Takaka. The evening will be hosted by Ron Valente, of the Gypsy Pickers. “This event has proved a popular night for locals and travellers, with some great musicians. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining evening.”


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Calls for road safety

A united effort is needed to reduce serious and fatal crashes – that’s the message from last week’s meeting in Tasman. Representatives from Tasman District Council, Nelson MP Nick Smith’s office, the New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Transport Agency met to discuss their concerns regarding road safety in the Tasman District. The meeting follows a call for a safety review from Nelson MP Nick Smith after a significant increase in fatalities and serious injuries crashes. Mayor Richard Kempthorne said since 2015 there have been seven deaths, 12 serious injury crashes and 45 minor injury crash on the stretch of road from Three Brothers Corner to Motueka. “All agencies understand the issues of safety on the roads in our district and are particularly concerned about the rise in fatal and serious crashes that have happened this summer on

State Highway 60.” “The human and social cost is simply too high.” “Everyone involved is committed to finding and applying a range of workable solutions. This may include reviewing the speed limit on State Highway 60, an increase in enforcement on those under the influence of substances, cellphone use while driving, and the number of people who do not bother to wear seatbelts.” “We will also look at increasing demerit points for these offences and encourage active policing on this stretch of road. In the longer term, changes to intersection design and turning and merging lanes will also be considered. “But we need to community to speak with us. I encourage anyone wanting to share their views, who wants safer roads, to make a submission to the Council’s Regional Land Transport Plan, which closes on 23 February 2018.” See story on right

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In addition, the Plan includes the Regional Public Transport Plan which sets out policies, services and information relating to public transport in Tasman. Tasman District and Council Nelson City Council have collaborated with shared services especially those that have crossboundary interaction such as the bus service and Total Mobility. “Over the next three years, it is hoped that Tasman District Council can continue their good relationship with Nelson City Council and commission an expanded bus service in the Richmond area to meet the transport needs of this growing community.” There are calls from Richard Kempthorne and Nick Smith for members of the public to feedback on road safety issues, also. See road safety story on this page. Copies of the plan can be found Online at www. Hard copies are available at council offices and the region’s libraries. To make a submission, fill out a submission form. Available online, and at offices and libraries.

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The installation of a new stormwater pipe to reduce flooding in Motueka’s Poole and Wilkie Streets began early this month. Originally planned for 2019, the project was brought forward by a year in response to concerns about flooding over the past several years. The project, which sees 550 metres of new stormwater pipe and 15 sumps installed from High Street, up Poole Street, Wilkie Street and ending at Jocelyn Avenue, is

designed with capacity for up to a 1-in100 year flood – so will be able to handle all but the most serious storms. Contractor Downer is carrying out the work, which is due to be completed by the end of March, weather permitting. Downer staff have been in touch with residents in the area and will continue to liaise with those affected throughout the project. There will be stop/go traffic management in place during the work.

Some residents’ driveways will need to be closed for very short periods, and Downer will be in touch with those affected beforehand. We appreciate everyone’s patience during the construction. “This is a $600,000 project that has been in the pipeline for many years and will no doubt be welcomed by all those who have been affected in the past,” said Motueka ward councillor David Ogilvie.

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The well-known welcoming sign to Motueka off State Highway 60, now has a twin. Last Friday stonemason Michael Van Dillen, put the finishing touches to a replica Motueka landmark on College Street by the airport, for visitors from the South to admire. The project had been in the pipeline for several months and whilst Michael had not constructed the original sign he knew his 20 years’ experience of stonemasonry would enable him to create an exact copy. Michael was responsible for the stone border around the old wharf war monument. “I had just completed the wall when thirty minutes later I got a phone call to say that someone had reversed into it!” said Michael. He hopes this one has better luck. Nathan Gibbs was responsible for the beautiful metal work of the town’s name. “I hope that lighting can now be added to illuminate the stone and metal work for night drivers. It would enhance the aesthetics and look stunning,” said Michael.


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Beach fun day

Join the Sport Tasman Motueka team for some kaiteriteri beach fun on 16 February, from 5.30 pm, as a contender in the Flash Electrical Beach Fun Day. There will be a sandcastle competition, beach sprints, tug of war, big dig event and face painting, as part of the activities. “The team from kaiteri kayaks will be onsite with a selection of paddle broads and kayaks for you to try as well. Bring a picnic tea and enjoy a free BBQ sausage,” said Jody Maru of Sport Tasman. “A big thank you to Flash Electrical who has sponsored this event for 2018.”

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The annual Ihatove Adventure Trial is billed as a sporting holiday in the sun, but this popular fun-filled international event required wet weather gear this past weekend in 88 Valley. It was good fun, nonetheless, and attracted participants both from New Zealand and worldwide. The riders tested their balance, skills and endurance across tough terrain, with the added complication of extreme weather. Feet-up refers to the way in which competitors are marked - every “dab” (a foot touching the ground) counts against the rider - so it’s not to be confused with an armchair sport. Far from it! Television personality Peter Elliot is a regular participant and says that it’s a “fantastic experience”. He elaborates, “The camaraderie, laughs, challenges, brilliant terrain, exceptional views,

wonderful sections, incredible hills and valleys, layout, and sheer fun of three days riding with others from around the country and the world, is a unique experience. It’s a chance to catch up with people you see once a year and enjoy the friendly sporting rivalry. “Every year I make new friends and spend three days doing what I love with like-minded souls.” The well-known Nelson trials riding family, the Olivers, have organised this annual non-stop event since 2010. Participation does not require club membership and/or competition licences, and caters for all levels of riders.

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Safe, secure, friendly and enjoyable environment for all Attracting new members and promoting the impressive raft of facilities available at the Motueka RSA is the rationale behind the Open Day on 17 February. And should you join as a member on the day, you’ll be getting six weeks free on your annual membership. “Our club offers a safe, secure, friendly and enjoyable environment,” says new manager, Rebecca Hodges. She is a familiar face here at the RSA, having worked here for two years already as the bar manager, but has

only recently stepped up to the position as manager of the club. “The restaurant is excellent and offers great value meals and a selection that caters for all palates. There is a good selection of wines and beer. “Functions of all kinds are a big thing for us,” Rebecca points out. “We host family reunions, birthdays, social club meetings, and – sadly – also many funerals.” Big cash prize A fun event on the RSA Club’s weekly calendar is club night (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) when a members draw takes place. “To win the cash prize, you have to be here,” explains Rebecca. “For many weeks, we’ve had no-shows when their numbers were drawn, so the kitty last week was $2,200 and was won by a very happy club member.” Each week the amount that could be won goes up by $200 and, when it gets to $2,600, five names will be drawn. Superstars on stage Next Friday night, 16 February, Madsen promotions will be putting on a Superstar Show and performing songs by the Bee Gees, Queen, Eagles, and Neil Diamond. All members, their guests and affiliated club members are welcome. There are all sorts of clubs to join at the RSA: from the

Bar opening hours: New Motueka RSA manager, Rebecca Hodges.

Monday & Tuesday 4pm – 10pm Wednesday 4pm – 6pm Thursday to Saturday 3pm – 11pm Sunday 3pm – 8pm NOTE: Hours may vary according to patronage.

Restaurant opening hours: Monday & Tuesday 5.30pm – 8.30pm CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY Thursday – Sunday 5.30pm – 8.30pm Lunch: Friday & Sunday 12 noon – 1.30pm Pensioners’ lunch: Tuesday special for $10

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There are parking facilities for motorhomes in the RSA grounds. Those who wish to stay must be members of the NZ Motorhomes Association and are required to make a donation to the Motueka RSA.

wine and fishing clubs to clubs for snooker, euchre and darts enthusiasts. Motorhomes are welcome to be parked in the RSA grounds. Owners stay must be members of the NZ Motorhomes Association and are required to make a donation to the Motueka RSA. “We get very positive feedback from the motorhome owners who arrive here from all over New Zealand,” says Rebecca. “They love the club and say that we’re a very go-ahead club with great facilities! I think so, too,” grins

the new manager. And then there’s the gaming room which is always popular. Here there are nine casino machines on which to pin your hopes for an awesome win. The open day will show you what you’re missing out on if you’re not already a member of the Motueka RSA. So be there, sign up (a special rate on the day), and make a whole bunch of new friends and expand your mind and skill set. It’s all right here in Motueka!

Pool and snooker tables are available for everyone to have fun and make new friends.

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Project management, design, décor and giving back Last time we talked was five years ago and you were celebrating your first birthday in business. Since then you’ve become somewhat of a TV star – tell us how you landed your cameo appearance. Brent: That was all of about 10 seconds - painting an enormous black wall in Tasman. In fact, most of the house was black inside and outside! It was great to support George with his dreams and the outcome was pretty stunning and of course, was featured on Grand Designs. Gosh! Grand Designs - does that mean you only do fancy jobs now? Tracey: Absolutely not! Brent: It’s our pleasure to look after clients’ needs no matter whether it’s the garden shed, the kitchen ceilings or a palatial architectural design. What changes have you made to the business since starting? Brent: Let’s start with something that hasn’t changed. Clients are still our number one priority. We really appreciate our loyal customers and love meeting new people. In terms of changes, we now offer a complete project management service. After years of experience in the “tradie” industry, being involved in the building process of three of our houses and now with Tracey completing her certificate in interior décor, we feel this is the next step for us. Tracey: We’ve also introduced an interior design and style blog. We’re pretty excited to bring these services to Motueka. If clients are looking for inspiration our Precision Painters facebook page is the place to check first for décor finds, styling ideas, and competitions! Recently two lucky people who checked out our page won vouchers to spend at Brosters Interior and Garden Design Centre in Mapua. It felt really good to see how happy and excited they were!

The owners of Precision Painters, Tracey and Brent Pickworth of Motueka. You took a team to the Marlborough Sounds recently to paint in Yannica Bay. Do you travel often for your clients? Brent: Yes it’s something we’re starting to do more and more. Holiday homes, lodges, rental properties hidden away in beautiful parts of the upper South Island. Dean and Denise at Havelock Water Taxi’s know us pretty well now but with boat access being the only way into some of these places, you’ve got to be pretty organised. The logistics of working up in the Sounds, Torrent Bay, DuVille Island are massive but we’ve got it down to a fine art now - I can’t just ring the boys at Guthrie Bowron and ask for a 10 litre to be dropped off. Working in holiday homes is quite a high trust role - people are not usually on site and they’re trusting us to sleep in their space and look after the things that are important to them- we take this stuff seriously. Tracey: When our staff go away for days at a time we get Jos from Beefair on the job for meals. She cooks up meat meals, veggie dishes and dessert, we freeze everything and take it up in poly bins. It’s just like having a home cooked dinner without having to do the cooking. Who looks after your local clients if you’re away? Brent: We’re fortunate to have a good size team of painters so we usually have a foreman here in Motueka and a foreman on away jobs. That’s another thing about Precision Painters, with having a few staff we can load up jobs that are running behind, or, we can be working on two jobs at a time looking after two sets of clients.

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You have three sons: do any of them work for you? Brent: I don’t think any of them will be taking over the family business in the near future! We have almost three teenagers. The oldest son Fletcher is a runner and does some holiday work to contribute towards his travel costs but it seems this summer the lure of the river and his mates had a stronger pull than work! Our middle son Preston is a legend with food and wants to be a surgeon who cooks for his patients and Jonty our youngest at 12 wants to be a barber – so that’s probably a no to a future in painting!


You also give back by offering your time and energy at – tell us about that. Tracey: We’ve always felt like when our business reached a certain stage we wanted to be able to give back to our community. Last year we set up a website that has enabled us to do that. It’s home to a community of people who recognise that being real about life and seeking good advice is the first step in the right direction. The service is easy to access. Brent: After 10 years as a church pastor, it’s a privilege to journey alongside people in their most vulnerable moments. We offer facilitation in family conflict, relationship communication, parenting advice and support people with mental health issues, grief and loss. I’m also available as a funeral celebrant.

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Weekend warriors will be out in force, plus those who are Comrades-wannabes The 28th Kaiteriteri Half Marathon and 10km run is just under a month away and the 2018 event looks headed towards a 500-strong field on the start line. The course is certainly scenic – in fact, one of the country’s best – and to finish on the golden sands of the beach and jump straight into crystal blue water at the end is certainly a treat. “It’s especially good for recovery from the lactic-acid laden legs!” says Graeme West, one of the organisers. Local luminaries Phil Costley is getting to the stage where he has no more fingers left to count being first across the half marathon line. Similarly, Paula Canning continuously turns up to run one of her favourite circuits.

No doubt both will be out in front again but, for the masses of ‘weekend warriors’, it’s simply the challenge and testing themselves over the undulating terrain to make the finish line and tick off another one. Jim Fraser and his fellow bagpipers will again be back to spur on the competitors, especially the half marathoners as they make the summit of the Sandy Bay Hill and then its welcome descent to Marahau. An addition to this year’s event will be the MiGym “Yoga on the Beach” session post-race, giving all the chance to get both their mind and body back to normal. Both the half marathon and 10km run cater for both runners and walkers.

DID YOU KNOW? The prestigious Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race. It’s an ultramarathon of approximately 90km which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The field is capped at 20,000 runners, and entrants hail from more than 60 countries. Athletes currently have 12 hours to complete the course.

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START TIMES for the half marathon: 8.15am for walkers and for the 3-hour-plus joggers 8.45am – runners START TIME for the 10km event: 9.15am for both runners and walkers


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Cover story Intensity is the senior team which started as a High School team in 2015/2016 and is cocoached by Jade Kenning, 17. Jade has a background in gymnastics and dance and has used these skills in her past two years of Cheer Force. The team has competed at Ministry of Cheer in Wellington twice and at NZCU Nationals twice. They have won a haul of medals being two times bronze winners in the School Proficient division, bronze medal winners in senior level 3 stunt division and silver medal winners in the senior level 2 stunt division. “We are like one massive family, accords all ages. The international students we have bring other skills and styles too,” said Jade. “2017 was our most successful year to date. In addition to the school teams and stunt groups, we took two junior soloists to compete in Wellington in August 2017. Lewis achieved bronze in the junior level 3 solo division and Zuva achieved fourth in another tough division, Youth level 2. They are both working to better their placings in 2018,” said Leanne. Zuva, 11, has been with Cheer Force for one year and her mum Kimberly Moore says. “Zuva loves cheer force as it combines her dance, tumbling, and gymnastic skills. She enjoys the social part of being in a team and not being on her own as with her previous sports.” Nakau, 6, is one of the newest members of the team and is clearly happy with being at the top of a pyramid. Lewis, 12, is one of the boys who ‘flys’ the little ones, “I love seeing if I can throw people in the air “





athletes working together, problem-solving, communicating effectively, making friends and keeping fit all at the same time,” said Leanne. Oakley has been dancing all of her life and has a passion for choreography and good technique. Oakley runs the High School team and leads the conditioning programme for our senior athletes. Oakley and Leanne’s paths crossed in 2015 and neither has looked back. The coaches say they have experienced significant growth in the past 12 months. This year, they are hoping to take three teams to two competitions in Wellington and Auckland. “We are very excited for the year ahead. We received fantastic feedback from the judges last year,” said Oakley.

The coaches Leanne Whelan, (photo right) works as a legal executive and volunteers her time to managing Cheer Force, as does teacher Oakley. Leanne has been dancing and cheering since the age of two, starting with a youth cheer school in Dublin. “I competed internationally until I was 17 at which time I turned to teaching hip-hop, modern dance and musical theatre. In 2008, I set up Ireland’s first competitive cheer squad, Cheer Fusion. I went on to co-coach Team Ireland for the Cheerleading Worlds in 2010,” said Leanne. She now has Levels 1-4 of the cheer credentialing course and I am fully qualified. “I enjoy coaching because I can assist young people in achieving goals on and off the mats which is very rewarding. Competitive cheerleading is a team sport and it is enjoyable to see the

Support To date, the team have no sponsors and funding. The club is a not-for-profit outfit. More tumbling equipment and mats are needed. Uniforms are an attractive part of their look but also cost. The teams and coaches are aiming high. The sport is set to become an Olympic recognised sport in the near future and this is an opportunity for Tasman youth and possible sponsors to be part of New Zealand sporting history. To discuss joining contact Leanne: leanne@

Harry is our tennis champ

Harry Pugh of Mapua, aged 11, won a national title in Christchurch recently – winning the 12s NZ Junior Championships boys doubles tennis title, with partner Jack Chapman from Auckland. The pairing beat two Canterbury boys in the semi and an Auckland pairing in the final. Winning the national title is “a dream come true” says Harry. Prior to the event, Harry was also a member of the Canterbury 12s tennis team at the national teams event. Harry and his teammates came in at 2nd place, missing out to Auckland, in a very close final. Harry is a year 8 at Mapua School but is also the current Nelson Bays intermediate schools champion. His coach is John Gardiner and he plays A-grade mens interclub for the Hope Club and he has represented Nelson, Tasman and Canterbury for tennis. Past accolades for Harry include singles and doubles titles in Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast and Canterbury and South Island doubles second placing. Full of beans However, Harry also has a love of other sports through his memberships of the Motueka Athletics Club, Mapua Football Club and being a Nelson Bays Football rep, for the last two years. With all this activity Harry really values his downtime, which sees him hanging out at Mapua Skatepark, says his proud mum Sharon. Harry will continue to play tennis with the ambition to take it as far as he can, and no doubt to keep adding to the string of titles and medals he has already been awarded.

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2nd Richard Bullock 39 3rd Kevin Riddle 38 4th Paul Hay

Waitangi Day saw the annual TasMot Tournament. This is an unique event in that 9 holes are played at Tasman and 11 holes at Motueka. It is a pairs event with the best stableford on each hole counting.

Mens Division 2 1st Craig Heuval 41 2nd Doug Elliot 40 3rd Brent Thomson 38 4th Geoff Park 37

The mixed event was won by Lila Scholes and Tema Faifua on 53 points The next four pairs all scored 48 points and placings were decided on countback. Second Peter and Shona Johnson Third Rob Bloor and Raewyn Bailey Fourth Eric Satherley and Pam Robert Fifth Barry Riordan and Grace Latimer Mens pairs was won by Mike McGee and Ross Stevenson on 50 Second Bill Agnew and John Butchard 49 Third Kevin Armstrong and Bob Valle on 48 Saturday saw the playing of the very popular Anchorage Tournament. A large field played the Stableford event over a number of grades. Best Overall Stableford Peter Neil 45 Best Mens Stableford John Frater 44 Best Ladies Stableford Evelyn Hay 37 Ladies Division 1 1st Kerry McConchie 35 2nd Jacquie martin 33 3rd Suzanne Park 32 4th Penny Vincent 32 Ladies Division 2 1st Robyn Frater 36 2nd Liz Hall 36 3rd Suzanne Vessey 36 4th Grace Latimer 34 Mens Division 1 1st Ralph Meikle 40

Mens Division 3 1st Peter Johnson 41 2nd Bill Agnew 40 3rd Robert Vincent 40 4th Thierry Scheidweiler 39 Mens Division 4 1st Roger Hall 41 2nd Richard Deighton 41 3rd Barry Pett 38 The previous Saturday saw a very large field of over 70 golfers compete in the opening day Christine Ross Trophy Greensomes. The day commenced with the traditional first ball of the season being hit of the first tee. The honour went to Pat Collins who obligingly hit it straight and true, something he does regularly! The trophy was won by Mike Inwood and Keriana Scott with an excellent 64. Second Bob Winter and June Patching on 65 Third Tema Faifua and Jacquie Martin on 66 The mens section was won by Barry Riordan and Bill Agnew on 63 Second Peter Neil and Jamie Fleming on 66 Third Peter Tudberry and Bryan McKay 66 Closest to the pin; Jacquie Martin and Mike Hay.



Brooklyn Handicap Session 3 Open Results North/South 1st Michael Miles & Mary McCallum 66.45% 2nd June Tippett & Patsy England 55.56% 3rd Trevor Squires & Mary Hamilton 53.63%

East/West 1st Joan Lloyd & John Trotter 59.49% 2nd Duncan Edwards & Clive Thomas 54.63% 3rd Angela Janes & Adrienne Paine 53.94% Handicap Results North/South 1st Michael Miles & Mary McCallum 65.59% 2nd June Tippett & Patsy England 58.92% 3rd Trevor Squires & Mary Hamilton 53.92% East/West 1st Joan Lloyd & John Trotter 59% 2nd Duncan Edwards & Clive Thomas 57.54% 3rd Richard Olykan & Ruth Field 56.21%

Bowling Womans invitation triples.

1st Barbara McGregor, Yvonne Closey & Di Hancock 4 wins 2nd Bev Hunt, Alison Kyle & Lynne Rosewarne 3 wins, 23 ends and 43 points.

3rd Lesley Morris, Lynette Cook & Carolyn Keehan 3 wins, 18 ends 38 points. 4th Colleen Lankshere, Colleen Kempton & Denise Jacket 3 wins, 15 ends 42 points.

Cricket success

On 3 February Motueka Cricket Club – Second Grade Team, versed Wanderers at Motueka Memorial Park. Wanderers were sent in to bat on a damp Memorial Park pitch to face an onsong Motueka bowling attack. Rather than digging in until conditions improved however, most of their batsmen got caught trying to hit out and they only managed a total of 36. Corey Pascoe was the chief destroyer with 6 for 9 off 7 overs including a hat trick, helped out by Matt Ellis (2-5 off 6) and Troy Stevenson (2-7 off 1). Apart from their openers removing themselves Motueka had no real trouble reaching the target by the 16th over thanks to Jeremy Parata (17no) and Cameron Nott (12no). Motueka Captain Matt Ellis also won the toss last week against Stoke and surprised most by opting to bowl first on a flat-looking pitch on yet another hot Tasman day. He then promptly started taking wickets and Stoke were reeling at 28 for 4 after ten overs. Together with other bowlers they restricted Stoke to 101 all out in the 25th over. Motueka’s fielding was excellent and there were too many good catches to list. Matt finished with 5 for 42 off 8 overs and continued his good form with a quick 50 off 43 supported by 32 from fellow opener Corey Pascoe. Motueka didn’t lose their first wicket until they were at a comfortable 74 and only lost a couple more before easily reaching Stoke’s total in the 18th over.

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CommunityNotices Community Notices are free to charitable trusts, gold coin entry where any monies gained go back into a community project. Notices for businesses and organisations who charge for courses or events cost $12.50+gst. No AGMs, sports notices or church notices. DEADLINE: 12 NOON MONDAY. 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send to: AVONSIDE OLD GIRLS NELSON MOTUEKA BRANCH To celebrate our 60th Anniversary we are meeting for lunch on Sunday 25th February at the Grape Escape, Appleby 12.30pm. All Old Girls welcome. Contact Gail at 03 545 1210 Lesley at 528 9378 BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meet monthly for more information phone Graham 544 2636 or Lloyd 544 2636 BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. Register (03) 539 1137 or DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Join us at Motueka Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 7pm Wednesdays and Fridays, and 5pm Sundays at the Family Centre Talbot Street. Friendly confidential support. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICES Free JP services, including copy certification and witnessing signatures, are available at Elevation Café, 218 High Street, on the first and third Saturday every month from 10am to 12 noon. ME/CFS/FM SUPPORT NELSON BAYS Find support with others who understand. Come and join our small informal group, Tuesday 20th February 2018, 11am-midday at “GRIND COFFEE ROSTER & CAFÉ” BP Forecourt, MOTUEKA. - Miriam 027243 7124 local contact MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION Tuesdays 1pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society (03) 539 1137 MOTUEKA HEART SUPPORT Our next meeting is on Wednesday 21st February at 10.30am. New venue THE BIKE CAFE - next to Vet Centre. All Welcome. Phone Janet 5298442 or Marilyn 5286720

acknowledgement LAWRIE, SHIRLEY RAE, Milton, Karen and Ron and families wish to sincerely thank friends for their kindness, floral tributes, cards, baking and messages during the recent passing of Shirley. Special thanks to the Staff of Summerset Hospital Care, Nelson Hospital and Access for their wonderful care of Shirley. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

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KRAMMER Neil Ian Viv, Daniel, Hayley and Jack would sincerely like to thank everyone for the beautiful floral tributes, cards, emails and baking following the recent passing of our much loved soulmate and husband, father and poppa. To the hundreds who turned up to Neil's farewell we were very humbled by the presence of so many. It truly was a testimony of the man he was and he has certainly left one enormous hole in our lives. As a family we are very indebted to Neil's employer, T&G, especially Chris, Lorraine and Sue, Motueka R.S.A. Fishing Club and Alison, Ward 9 and Medical Ward Nelson Public Hospital, Nelson Tasman Hospice and Dr. Jody Battley and her wonderful caring nurses and caregivers. With all the support from you all it enabled us as a family to get through those torrid few weeks. Lastly, a big thank you to Neil's Doctor, Kirsty Moore, you are very special, thanks so much for your kindness and compassion. Please accept this as a personal thank you to you all. Golden Bay Funeral Directors www.


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A speedy golden oldie with miles on the track At the age of 83, Arthur Dunkley of Upper Moutere is still adding to his golden treasure hoard and leaving others for dust on the running track. At the Dunedin Masters Games on Saturday, 3 February, Arthur entered 11 events across track and field and athletics and came home with eight gold and three silver medals. He ran the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, and 3000 m, not to mention all the running between races across the venue, to take part in the javelin, long jump, shot put, discus and hammer. And what does Arthur have to say about his success? “I am specifically a track person, so to get a win in any other event is a bonus.” The new wins bring Arthur’s total of Masters games medals to 39 gold and 11 silver, over four years of events, as amazingly he did not start with the competitions until he turned 79. He achieves these impressive awards through dedicated training and complete commitment. He runs 5 k up to

five times a week, swims twice a week and plays golf at Tasman Golf Club, three times. “When I was young I used to run for a local club in England, however at the age of 30, it all stopped as business and family life took over. “ I was not in a position to restart till later in life and so at 79, I took up my hobbies again.” Arthur suffered a 15-month injury at the start, but he was determined to recover and carry on. It is an amazing feet that demonstrates that it is never too late to re dream those dreams of youth and to actually realise them. “ I would not have thought this is what would be achieved. I just thought it was time to start running again,” said Arthur. “I promised my grand kids that I will get to 50 gold before I stop or die trying.” And with that goal in mind, we no doubt will be seeing more of Arthur and more of his shiny awards.

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