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Nelson still the spot to holiday Andrew Board Tourists are still flocking to Nelson and Tasman despite a tough economic year and another Christchurch earthquake putting an end to some holiday plans, says Nelson Tasman Tourism chief Lynda Keene. Operators say the number of people holidaying in the region is about par or just slightly below last summer’s numbers and while that may not sound like good news, Lynda says Nelson is still a hot destination. “Traditionally a lot of Cantabrians come up on the 26th [of December] but a lot have obviously had to stay at home after the earthquake, so to still be holding as well as we are is good news.” Camping grounds spoken to by Nelson Weekly say they are on par with last year. Valda Holland from Tahuna Beach Holiday Park says at its height the park had 2300 people in it and numbers are similar to last summer. While the Christmas to early New Year period has been busy Lynda says the sector is expecting a traditional soft patch until visitors flock to the region again in February. “There’s no doubt we are still a favourite holiday destination for both domestic and international travellers and there is a very positive outlook for the next few months and beyond.” While people are still visiting the region it seems the effect of the recession is still biting with free activities very popular, including hiking, swimming and gardening. “Free products are getting a lot of interest which shows that people are very mindful of spending money,” says Lynda.

GIVE US A GO: Natasha Lubas and Laura Anderson, both of Nelson, give Katchafire’s Jordan Bell a hand singing to the Summer Six crowd at Trafalgar Park on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Sun shines on Summer Six concert Scorching heat was a welcoming sight for 1700 concert-goers at Summer Six and without it, the gig was in danger of even happening. An oversight left organisers reeling after a sprinkler came on the night leading up to the concert and soaked all of the equipment. “We were just lucky the sun came out first thing in the morning to allow us to dry out our musical, produc-

tion and bar equipment,” says organiser Dave White. But the sprinkler drama was the only hiccup in an otherwise sensational Summer Six, highlighted by crowd favourite Katchafire. Of the 1700 people who entered Trafalgar Park on Saturday, every single one of them was on their feet dancing and singing to the Hamiltonbased reggae group.

Head Like a Hole’s heavy rock and the Phoenix Foundation’s indie sound were both welcoming additions and allowed for a wider fan base. Change of venue was a huge positive from last year’s concert at Saxton Oval, with barely any wait, and much easier access to toilets and food stalls. Dave says despite a financial hit the concert will be held again next year.

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Outdoor movies a treat for Nelson families Outdoor summer movies are in full swing in Nelson and the old movies are going down a treat with young viewers, according to movie-goers. The first of the SolarCity Summer Movies was held in Tahunanui and Stoke last week before moving to Nelson on Saturday night, with the showing of 42nd Street. This weekend the action continues in Nelson with Lassie Come Home at Fairfield Park on Saturday night and Lili at Isel Park in Stoke on Sunday. Movies cost just $2 to watch and people are encouraged to bring a rug, picnic or couch to help settle in the evening. The movies will not screen if it A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: The Anderson family of Nelson from left Mike, Hamish, 8, Laura, 11, is raining. If the weather is doubtful and Jo thought going to the movies in the park was such a great idea last time they came that they please txt: Is it on? to 021 776623 after made sure to repeat the experience. Photo: Teresa Hatton. 7:30pm.

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: Winner of the Richmond Mall Fashion in the Fields at the Nelson Harness Races on Sunday Emma Silk, right, with runner up Angela Miller after winning their prizes. Both are from Nelson. Photo: Teresa Hatton.

Nelson ladies clean up fashion stakes The region’s snappiest dressers were out in force at the Nelson Harness Races on Sunday. The annual event, held at Richmond Park, saw 46 women and 11 men enter the Richmond Mall Fashion in the Field competition. Taking out the women’s section was Nelson’s Emma Silk. Nelson also claimed second spot with Angela Miller being presented with the title of runner up. Emma’s stylish ensemble won her a $1000 Richmond Mall gift voucher and a year’s supply of Oxygen Skincare. Emma was also able to celebrate in style after being presented with a magnum of Lindauer. Best dressed male went to Richmond’s David Hope, who received a $200 Richmond Mall

voucher and a year’s supply of Oxygen Skincare. Runner up in the male category was Nelson’s Phil Groenewald. Head judge Leonie Trathen says this year the Fashion in the Field event was a lot of fun, for both the contestants and the crowd. “The calibre of outfits was really high this year. It’s not about beauty; it’s about what you’re wearing.” Leonie says all the contestants put a lot of thought into their outfits. “The accessories, hair, jewellery, shoes, everything was complimentary.” Alana Riley, director of Oxygen Skincare and coordinator of the event, says this year’s event was more successful than ever.


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Nelson man using pedal power for final challenge Andrew Board Half way through Mark (Hap) Cameron’s quest to work and live on every continent on the globe, he had dreadlocks down his back and a spattering of facial hair. Heading into his last challenge this year, the 29 year-old Nelson man expects to be almost bald. Hap’s eight-year quest is now somewhat famous. After finishing university at Otago in 2003 he decided to live and work on every continent before his 30th birthday – 11/11/2011. With ten months to go Hap has completed most of his challenge, working in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australasia and Antarctica. This June he aims to tick off Africa in style. The theme for the African journey is sustainability, so he is planning to get to his new job on a bike. “I’ve travelled all over and started to think about the amount of energy I have used flying and especially when I worked on the cruise ship in Antarctica, so this time around I wanted to do it with as much human power as possible.” Hap has hooked up with Bikes for Humanity, a Melbourne-based charity, and is raising money to pay for a shipping container full of used bicycles to be shipped to a village in Zambia. Hap and his girlfriend Mandy Todd will meet it there, cycling from Cape Town to the village, some 5000km. Once there Hap will give out the bikes to local orphans and aid workers and turn the shipping container into a bike shop where five locals will be trained on how to fix the bikes so the project continues to work years after the bikes have been delivered. Which brings us back to Hap’s baldness. To help raise $12,000 to pay for the shipping of the container some of Hap’s friends are organising a fundraiser in Melbourne, where

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he is based. It will feature all sorts of entertainment, including Hap getting the big shave if a movie trailer made for the trip reaches 5000 hits on his website. “I’m a bit unsure about it, but it’s for a good cause so that will get me through,” he says about going bald. Hap and Mandy will have their African journey documented by award-winning film-maker Richard Sidey. Hap, who was back in Nelson for Christmas and New Years, estimates the journey will take several months, and after seven years of working towards his goal is unsure of how he will feel when it’s all over. “It will be strange, it’s been such a big part of my life for so many years now. But I’ll be pretty happy, it’s been a big adventure.” The journey has had its ups-and-downs says Hap, at one stage he questioned if he still wanted to do it. “Getting to Antarctica was so hard, for years I got denied and it sucked. For a while in South America I was so down and wanted to flag it. “Another defining moment was when I stayed with a mate from uni in Auckland. They were all getting into their suits and going off to work in their cars, I thought to myself ‘what am I doing, sleeping on a couch with all my possessions in one bag.’ I really thought about giving it away then as well, but I’m glad I stuck with it and this year it will be all worthwhile.”

The latest leg will quite possibly be the most rewarding as well says Hap. “I’ve done all sorts and been in all sorts of crazy situations and I’ve really enjoyed everywhere I’ve been, but Africa will be special I think, it’s the one I’ve always looked forward to and I really can’t wait to get there.” So far Hap has taught English in South Korea; tutored in Spain; erected marquee’s in the United States (where he saw Michael Campbell win the US Open from a tree); been a fudge packer, nightclub toilet cleaner and worked on oil rigs in Canada; worked in an orphanage in Guatemala; worked in the mining industry in Western Australia; as a dive master in Paraguay and was an assistant waiter on a six-star Antarctica cruise ship. Hap is still raising money for the shipping container of bikes to get to Africa, if you wish to donate money or follow Hap’s journey so far, check out his website,

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Jazzy start to new year Nelson’s new year was kicked off with some sweet sounds thanks to the Woollaston Jazz & Blues festival, which ended on Sunday. The week-long festival, now an intergral part of summer in Nelson, saw 60 concerts being held in parks, restaurants, bars, the museum, winery’s, paid venues and other public spaces. Festival organiser Rowena Richards says she was thrilled with the response to the festival. “It’s been a faboulous week, we’ve had so many people come through, at Fairfield Park we had close to 6000 people and Washbourn Gardens it was packed on Sunday night.” Andrew London of Hot Club Sandwich says his band has been playing at the festival for 10 years SWEET SOUNDS: Members of the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band perform and this year was “the biggest yet”. during the Woollaston Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo: Andrew Board.

DANCING QUEEN: Diana Polkinghorn, of Nelson, dances with Rosalie Ginn, of London, during the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band concert at 1903 Site as part of the Woollaston Jazz & Blues festival. Photo: Andrew Board.

TIDY TRIUMPH: Pictured is Murray Hunt of Nelson with his 1962 T120. The Triumph is rebuilt to American specifications and Murray has owned it since 1989. He is a life member of the Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club and says the recent Classic and Vintage Show at the Stoke Memorial Hall is a great way to get all the club members together and show off amazing bikes. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

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Out & About is back for 2011 and what a way to start. For our first issue back in the new year we have photos from the Nelson Races, Summer Six at Trafalgar Park and a birthday party in the Brook. We want all sorts of photos on this page so if you are hosting a party and would like our photographer to come along and get photos please let us know. Or, if you have photos and would like to send them into us you can either call us on 548 4949 or email See you again next week with more party photos from around Nelson.

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Searching for more youth rescuers

No More Pests Local Brightwater couple Shane and Terri Gousmett have recently taken over pest control business Spiderban Nelson Limited. The pair say they can remove any type of pest from your home, but especially flies, spiders and ants. They say the best time to have your house sprayed is between September and May making now the ideal time to give them a call and find out how they can control your pests. The business covers the Tasman and Nelson area, and the couple are hoping to build their client base in 2011. “We’re looking forward to being in the community and providing a friendly service to locals and proving that what we do really works,” says Terri. Spiderban Nelson Limited provides competitive pricing and a free quote. “A lot of services don’t do it, but we also

remove cobwebs from the outside of the house and go the extra mile,” says Shane. “We specialise in ant control, and have been specifically trained in this area, along with white-tail control.” A warranty is provided with spider control work - six months for interior work and one year for exterior. The local couple are both approved chemical handlers and offer a reduced rate for group bookings. Customers don’t need to remember to call and make an annual booking; Shane and Terri say they will let you know when it’s time to spray again. Spiderban Nelson Limited is an approved CRT supplier and offer a 10 per cent discount if you use your card. Visit, call 03-5422044 or 0800-111-778 for more information.

The next generation of life savers is hard at work and loving it. If someone goes missing in the bush anywhere from here to Haast, Nelson Search and Rescue are sent out to look for them. But in order to keep Nelson Search and Rescue going, a group of teenagers aged 14-18 formed Youth Search and Rescue, so they can learn the skills required and carry it through when they’ve finished school. But Nelson YSAR are now on the lookout for new members and would welcome anyone who is keen to help out and learn skills that will help you and others in New Zealand’s natural environment. “It’s a great experience. You meet new people, and learn skills that will help you and other people,” says YSAR member Nicola Clark. Nicole is the only girl and says “it’d be nice” if a couple of others came along. Each week YSAR members get together training. Throughout the year that training covers everything from mapping, compass, radios, GPS, first aid, search methods, and general bush skills and survival. Jayden Hughes says the best part about YSAR is getting out in the bush. Common searches include rescuing tourists who have gone off the track as well as looking for people with Alzheimer’s. If you’re keen, outgoing and would like to join YSAR you can Youth Search and Rescue members Nicola Clark, 18, Jayden Hughes, do so by going to their website. www. 15, and Neil Buschl, 16, are looking for more people to join the group. Photo: Phillip Rollo. BOUNCY CASTLE: Stoke’s Bailee Scott, 7, kept herself entertained by playing on the bouncy castle at the Nelson Harness Races on Sunday. There was plenty on offer at the annual event for both children and adults. Photo: Teresa Hattan.


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• Happy New Year to you all, I hope your boating ventures this year have all been safe and successful ones. • Here in the port we saw two super yachts, eight large fishing vessels plus several smaller ones, come and go. Five large vessels moved around to various bunker stations, four large container vessels, a bulk fertiliser ship, and a log carrier kept the port operating. • A great number of recreational boaties have been out enjoying the settled weather when we had some. Don’t forget to keep a sharp lookout as there are several logs and other debris from the rain and floods still out there causing a hazard to safe navigation. • We have not had as much cause to speak to people this week due to their behaviour, on the contrary we have been able to congratulate some. Thank you all for that. • We have spoken to a few jet skiers this week. Please ensure you have an observer on your jet-ski IN ADDITION to the driver if you are towing a skier, biscuit, or wake boarder. A $200 fine could be the result if you don’t have one. Please also ensure that if you are skiing or biscuiting you are doing so in the appropriate areas. • Kite surfers – Please stay outside the Tahunanui buoys. Do not wave jump along the shallow water inside the buoys, to do so could be a $200 infringement. Keep a sharp lookout this week. Have fun, watch the weather If in doubt- don’t go out. Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.

Art Nelson’s Queens Garden Exhibition has been a feature of the region’s summer calendar for around 30 years. The showcase is set to hit the area this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10am with free entry. Originally known as the Independent Art Society, the group has gone from strength to strength over the years and now has members numbering around 180. Group member and Wakefield resident Gary Gibbons has a passion for painting and is looking forward to showcasing his artwork this weekend. “As a member almost from FROG ROCK: Nelson artist Gary Gibbons will exhibit a selection of his paintings, including the its inception and a past pictured Frog Rock, at the up-coming Queens Garden Exhibition. Photo: Teresa Hattan. president of the group, be among a handful of other creations for tact the group, as they hold monthly meetI have been painting for ings, tutorials and painting days, along over 30 years. I still enjoy a painting that sale by the artist. “Painting is a very relaxing hobby, being with providing opportunities to exhibit. doesn’t have to be explained or analysed,” able to use exciting colours to express Membership forms will be available from said Gary. your feelings for a particular subject or the administration table on the day. One of Gary’s pieces, Frog Rock, is of an emotion. I now have paintings in many The exhibition can be found in Queens area in North Canterbury on the way to Christchurch. “It’s quite a well-known overseas countries including America and Park on Hardy Street, Nelson. Britain,” he said. If the weather is inclement, the exhibition area,” said Gary. The painting was done last year and will Anyone with an interest in art should con- will be held on January 22-23.

Letters to the editor Sir, Nayland Primary School had a very successful 40th Reunion in 2001 where we had some 25 first day pupils return for the celebrations over a weekend, a great turnout of ex-pupils along with past and present headmasters. Now is time for the ‘’50th’’ Celebration Re-

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Street Beat hits town this week Jazz may be over but the street entertainment continues. The Summer in Nelson programme brings Street Beat with a range of local entertainers to the streets from Thursday this week, running over each weekend until the end of January. Grab a coffee and head for the ANZ Bank in Trafalgar St for some great entertainment ranging from the mighty Samba de Sol to the innovative Body in Space. The entertainment starts from 12.30pm on Thursday and Friday for the next three weeks and on Saturday from 10.30am for each of those weeks.


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ford ‘off the shelf ’ parts, the opportunity to participate in the trolley derby.” Nelson Trolley Club president, Tim Bayley says for the first time the club will also be running workshops in the lead up to the derby, where people will be able to select from the trolleys and parts collected on T-Day. “We intend to run public trolley building workshops at a central Nelson location in February, so that our trolley club experts can help anyone participating in the derby to build their own trolleys,” says Tim. “People can bring along their own parts to the workshops, with the added bonus of being able to select from the bits and pieces we hope to receive on T-Day.” For more information regarding Robertson’s Trolley Derby 2011 go to www. • T-Day will take place on Saturday January 15, at 6/2 Washington Road (near Roberts Kitchens at the bottom of Washington Rd) between 10am and 2pm.

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Football fever hits Nelson Anticipation around Nelson’s biggest football game in more than a decade is expected to reach fever pitch even before Canterbury and Wellington take to the Trafalgar Park pitch this Sunday. And it is not just the game that is grabbing all the attention. Aspiring footballers will get a chance to be coached and play with Canterbury United’s key figures just one day before their ASB Premiership clash with Team Wellington. Nelson Bays Football has organised a fun day this Saturday for children aged 7-13

years-old, where they will be trained by national league players including current All White Aaron Clapham and Nelson Suburbs’ devastating striker Gagame Feni. ASB Bank is providing prizes including drink bottles, bags and footballs during the fun day. Nelson Bays Football Regional Development Officer George Campbell says the training day is designed for the kids to have some fun and play some games, while getting a chance to meet some of the top players in the country. “They have an op-

portunity to be coached by national league players, watch national league players, and just soak up the atmosphere of what it’s like at this level,” George says. Young football fans will then be able to come along the next day and watch the big game for free as the gates are being opened for children, leaving organisers hoping for a family atmosphere. Two mixed Nelson under-14 sides will play a curtain raiser match at 11:45am. There will be face painting, Flossy the balloon lady will be making red and black inflatable hats, and families are welcome to bring a picnic along to the match. George says some of the players involved in the curtain raiser will flourish playing in front of a predicted healthy crowd. “It puts a little bit of pressure on them naturally. All of them have played rep football. But now they have to set a standard for people to be like ‘oh these kids can play’.” The main event between Canterbury United and Team Wellington kicks off at 2pm and is the first National League game to be played in Nelson since Nelson United was dropped from the league more than a decade ago. The fun day begins at 4pm on Saturday at Trafalgar Park. Children wishing to take part should register at Kick off for the match is on Sunday from 2pm.

I’m getting ready for kick off. It’s going to be huuuuuuuuuuge. Catch all the action of the ASB Premiership at Trafalgar park 2pm Sunday 16 January with Canterbury at home taking on Wellington. 2pm Sunday 16 January 2011 Canterbury vs Wellington Trafalgar Park For all the details go to

Harry Tod-Smith, left, and David Ball, both 14, along with Matt Tod-Smith, 12, show off their skills to regional development officer George Campbell and ASB Branch Manager Michael Norton. The three boys will be involved in the curtain raiser match before the Canterbury United v Team Wellington match at Trafalgar Park this Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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IN BRIEF AThlETicS The Boar’s Jaw is up for grabs again as the NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon or 10km returns. On Sunday January 16 along the charming Maitai Valley Rd, this competition offers athletes the ideal warm up a month out from your date down the Coast at the Buller Marathon. Watches are not allowed in this unique event with the Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy awarded to whoever runs or walks closest to their estimated time over the 21.1km. Full details on www.nelsonevents. crickET Want to learn the basics and fundamentals of the game in a fun environment from qualified Nelson Cricket coaches and representative players? Children aged 6-13 years-old, who want to touch up on their skills, can join the Nelson Cricket holiday programme on January 17, 18 and 19. The programme is held at Greenmeadows in Stoke from 9am12noon. Cost is $20 per day or $50 for three days. Participants need to bring cricket gear, if they have some, as well as morning tea and a drink. For more information please contact Brendan on 027 676 3666.


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Can local farmer and councillor Tim King or Richmond Mall manager David Hill hold on to a bull the longest? A celebrity bull ride between the two will determine who has more staying power. Locals can also enter in the bull riding competition, either at the Richmond Mall by mechanical bull or on the day at the rodeo. Five lucky winners will receive $100 Richmond Mall vouchers. Entry is $1 with funds raised REGISTERED CHEMICAL APPLICATOR going to the Richmond Mall Foundation. FOR ALL YOUR BOOM SPRAYING AND LIQUID FERTILISER REQUIREMENTS Trick rider Sonia Duncan will be performing on her horse Ace of Spades as entertainment. Sonia performs manoeuvres and stunts from a trick saddle and is sure to defy gravity on at least one occasion. Entertainment for the rodeo will provide hours of fun for the young people, with clowns and carnival attractions including a merry-go-round, pony rides and a large iron man obstacle course all set to go. Proud to support If you start to feel peckish, there will be the Richmond Rodeo plenty of food and drink stalls available. The major feature on the day will be the Open PH: 027 437 9312 Bull Ride. The running of the bulls will take or 541 9026 place in the rodeo arena after the grand entry. AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING The amazing ‘8 Second Bulls’ are travelling CONTRACTORS up from Rangiora to test the cowboy’s stamina and ability. These bulls have been bred especially for Rodeo riding and are, especially up close quite fearsome. Their names also give not only the riders but the FOR TOTAL SERVICE AND AMAZING PRODUCT RANGE CHECK US OUT



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Nayland College coaches gearing up for Press Cup Phillip Rollo

With equal opportunities across all codes, Nayland now wants to focus on retaining players from Two former Nelson Bays rugby Broadgreen Intermediate. “I team mates believe their playing think Nayland has always had the experience can lead Nayland Coltalent there. But that talent has lege to a credible debut Press Cup been snapped up by the bigger season. schools offering this opportunity Kerry Shaw and Ant Holder will [Press Cup]. The success will be dually head the coaching staff, measured in how we develop our with the Nayland 1st XV set younger players through to sento open its Press Cup account ior level.” against Nelson College on April Nayland will also offer Rugby 30. Academy as a subject. Taught by Both coaches come in to the NayBrennan Geddes, the subject ofland setup reasonably experifers a maximum 18 NCEA credenced as players. Kerry has made its. over 100 first class appearances With an extensive international for Nelson Bays between 1987student program at Nayland, 1999. While Ant is a well travthere is also the opportunity forelled player and represented the some foreign players coming to United States and Nelson Bays. the mix for selection. “Kerry and I are from a back“There are some that are eligible ground where we’ve played at a to play from overseas. We just reasonably high level. So we want have to make sure they are good to take that experience and want enough,” says team manager Nito put that into a structure which gel Riley. is the same as a professional rugby team,” says Ant. Nayland College 1st XV coaches Kerry Shaw and Ant Holder preparing for pre-season training with the “The big thing is we’ve got nothing to lose and everything to As a coach, Ant has managed Press Cup’s newest side. Photo: Phillip Rollo. gain,” says Kerry. the Nelson Bays under-18 side in the past and was the assistant coach driving force in the successful bid. “The hosting champions St Bede’s College for Ant says they will not be “closing the for Waimea Old Boys in the 2007 season. school is right in behind. Rex Smith is a their first home match in the prestigious book” on any second tier players wanting Kerry has been part of the Nayland coach- mad keen rugby guy and wants to see us tournament, just one week after the open- to come from outside Nayland. “We weling system for the past few years, coaching succeed. So we’ve got the ing clash with Nelson. The come any player that feels they are good from under-15’s through to last year’s 1st full support there. What travel schedule, though, is enough to play at that level.” XV. we want now is the comquite favourable with only Ant and Kerry are also open to year 13 stuAnt is a former Nayland student and says munity to get in behind us “There’s no politics, one trip to Christchurch in dents returning to school. “I think that’s a choice made by the students. There’s cerhe always wanted to put something back and all the old boys to get the first seven matches. it’s just rugby. If in to the school. in behind us,” says Ant. Kerry says the boys will tainly no pressure from us as coaches.” “I think it’s a natural progression. If you’re The Crusaders regional you’re good enough, relish a chance to play Nel- Anyone interested in joining Nayland Cola player and you’re still involved in the tournament will be split son’s top sides for the first lege’s Press Cup campaign is welcome to you’re there.” sport then coaching is that next stage for into two conferences for time in many years. But turn up to preseason training on January me.” 2011 – Northern and all the pressure will be on 16 at 11am at the Tahunanui playing fields. – Nigel Riley. Both coaches credit Nayland’s inclusion Southern. Nayland, Nelthe Nelson and Waimea. Players can ask questions to the coaches, into the revamped competition to princi- son and Waimea College will be part of the “There will be nothing worse than losing or they call or text Nigel on 0274470886. pal Rex Smith and say manager Nigel Ri- Northern conference. to a new team coming in to their competi- “There’s no politics, it’s just rugby. If you’re good enough, you’re there.” ley and Paul Max have also been a huge Nayland has landed the difficult task of tion,” he says.

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