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Andrew Board Aldo Miccio has beaten the incumbent and his deputy to claim the mayoralty of Nelson, by more than 1400 votes. He will take over the reins on 21 October. The latest preliminary results, released on Sunday, have Aldo on 6,726 votes, ahead of his nearest rival and deputy mayor, Rachel Reese on 5,302 with current mayor Kerry Marshall, Gary Watson and Mike Ward gaining between 1200 and 1900 votes each. The result was correctly predicted by a Nelson Weekly poll of ratepayers in early September. But this election may be known for its returning faces as much as its new ones, as three former councillors have been re-elected after a term on the sidelines. Paul Matheson, Mike Ward and Eric Davy all reclaimed a seat at the council table after either giving them up, or in Davy’s case, losing it three years ago. The city also has three brand new councillors in Jeff Rackley, who finished with the second highest number of votes, Ruth Coepland and Kate Fulton. Former councillor Alan Turley again finished one spot outside

the elected 12, the same agonising fate he suffered in 2007. Initial results for the election came through at 1pm last Saturday, an hour after the polls closed, and with a lead of more than 1000 votes, Nelson City Council chief executive Keith Marshall called Aldo to let him know he was Nelson’s mayorelect. Aldo says he then received phone calls from beaten candidates Rachel and Kerry, who congratulated him on the win. The new council will meet each other as colleagues for the first time this week where returning councillors Rachel Reese, Ian Barker, Gail Collingwood, Pete Rainey, Ali Boswijk and Derek Shaw will offer some stability to a much-changed council. Voter return for the election was 51.38 percent, excluding special votes, up from three years ago, with a total of 17,361 voting papers counted according to electoral officer, Warwick Lampp. Results will be finalised today but will not alter the outcome. Full interview with Nelson’s mayor-elect, Aldo Miccio on page 3.

Hampden St School students gearing up for the Masked Parade this Friday night, they are clockwise from top; Luke Rowberry, 8, Sian Llewellyn, 10, Escher Hoogeveen, 8, Niamh Fisher, 10, Flynn Cowie, 11, Cam Vining, 9 and Lydia Fitzgerald, 6. Photo: Andrew Board.

Nelson prepares to party this Friday Nelson City is gearing up for a massive night of entertainment on Friday. The Nelson Arts Festival swings into gear with the Nelson Masked Parade, followed by the Carnivale, bands will play late into the night at Sonic 1903 Live Zone and the Tasman Makos play Northland at Trafalgar Park. Nelson City Council marketing

coordinator Cam Woods says not quite 3000 people are registered to be a part of the masked parade alone. “It’s a nice way to start things off with plenty of colour and sound before 12 days of fun during the Nelson Arts Festival.” The annual parade starts at 5.30pm and will see school children, community groups and

families meandering through the city centre, watched by a crowd of around 15,000. A new event is the Sonic 1903 Live Zone, being staged after the masked parade to give young people a safe party with zero alcohol. Meanwhile sports fans will be making their way to Trafalgar Park at 7.35pm for the Makos last game of the season in Nelson.

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As the clock struck 10am on the 10/10/10, the Nelson Environment Centre were one of many centres around New Zealand and the rest of the world, taking part in the Global Climate Working Bee in order to get back to a 350 parts per million world. “The idea is that people reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage people to make a 10% reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions this year,” says Nelson Environment Centre landscape developer Nick Kiddey. While the workshops varied around the country, the Nelson Environment Centre had a tree planting day. “We planted basket willows to create an outdoor classroom. We planted quite a lot of other fast growing shelter trees and the idea

• Nelson Bays police are holding a series of “town hall” meetings for the community throughout the district over the coming weeks and the public are invited to attend. Nelson Bays Area Commander, Inspector Brian McGurk will chair each of the meetings, along with members of police from your local station. The first of the meetings in the Nelson district is in Stoke at 7pm on Wednesday, 20 October at the Stoke Methodist Hall. It will move to the Victory Community Centre at 7pm on Thursday 28 October. Local environmentalists at a working bee at the Nelson Environment Centre. Photo: Phillip Rollo. with this site is we’re creating an educational outdoor venue that goes along with the environment centre’s work. We had about 20 people, got heaps of planting done, it was very successful and we all had a good time Nick says there’s plenty of easy ways to make the 10% reduction. “If one out of ten

of your car trips you took the bus or went on a bike trip that would make a big difference. A lot of people are putting in solar water heating, or insulating their homes. The best things are the easy ones that anyone can do, and if it’s just about changing one little thing, then that’s a good step.”

• After over a decade of service, Mark Tregurtha, the current Manager Strategy and Planning at Nelson City Council, has decided to leave to pursue other opportunities. During the recent restructuring, Mark’s role had been one of those earmarked for change. • The preliminary result for the election of seven members of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board held on Saturday 9th October was announced over the weekend. Those elected are; John Inder, Jenny Black, Gordon Currie, John Moore, Judy Crowe, Fleur Hansby and Gerald Hope.

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New mayor aiming to lead unified council three years. But more pressing is the makeup of the council. With his head buried in his He says he is aiming to catch hands, cell phone to his ear and up with each councillor this a bar-full of silent supporters week to discuss that, but would waiting with baited breath, not be drawn on who he it took Aldo Miccio just would like as his deputy. one gesture to his waiting “Obviously I’m quite wife to completely transyoung and inexperienced, form the scene. compared to some other “Kim was looking at me, councillors, so I’d be lookblocking the view of the ing to work with someone other people in the bar as who fills the gaps on what I was on the phone. When I’m missing.” Keith (Marshall, Nelson Two obvious names jump City Council CEO) told out, and one has already me I had won I gave her been talked about, but the thumbs up, she turned Aldo insists he has not around and gave the doumade up his mind and has ble thumbs up, and evenot spoken with supportryone just yelled,” says er and experienced counNelson’s mayor-elect as cillor Ian Barker about the he recalled his moment of role. victory on Saturday. Aldo says after enjoying Aldo swept to the city’s top his moment of victory job after just one term on with supporters on Saturcouncil and plenty of conday it is now down to him troversy. to get stuck in and deliver He is the man who pushed on his promises. hard for an amalgamation New Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio outside “After I find out where to petition with Tasman Dis- council headquarters after his election get a great coffee nearby, trict, he has openly criti- victory on Sunday. Photo: Andrew Board. I’ll be right into it. I’m excised councils handling of cited about the future and some issues and has said he can ally good representation of the can’t wait to get started.” see no other option for Nelson’s city and one thing we will all That start was made yesterday, heavy vehicle issue than the di- have in common is a passion but as Kerry Marshall will atvisive Southern Link. test, those now shouting ‘long for Nelson,” he says. But he will spend this week Aldo says his four campaign live the King’ may be singing a meeting an incredibly diverse pillars of affordable council, far different tune in three short group of councillors, some of new job opportunities and ed- years. whom he beat in the mayoral ucation, economic growth and “I have to deliver, we all do and race and others who publicly putting Nelson on the radar we will all be aware of that,” backed other candidates, with are key to his goals for the next says Aldo.

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Canadian fire-fighter settling into Nelson nicely Andrew Board Changing roles from a fire captain in Canada, with a force of 900 men, to a “crew man” in Nelson with its 36 staff has required some adjustment for Joe Annett, but it’s not the biggest change for the experienced fire-fighter. “I’m still getting my head around some of the names you guys have for things, they are the same tools that we use, but with different names. And not seeing the hydrants above the ground is weird,” he says. Joe is in Nelson on a year-long exchange programme organised within the fire services of New Zealand and Canada. He is staying in Nelson fire-fighter Gavin Stott’s Washington Valley home while Gavin and his family stay in Joe’s Edmonton house. Joe and his wife have been in Nelson for a little over a month now and he says he is loving life in Nelson. “Choosing to come to New Zealand was, as we say, a no brainer. Australia is another one that Edmonton exchanges with but we didn’t think Australia was a really good idea at all. We like New Zealand for the fact that it’s the size of our province in Canada and everything Canada has New Zealand has, except for the bears and cougars.” Although Joe has never met Gavin, the two have Skype-ed

Edmonton fire-fighter Joe Annett settling into his new role in Nelson. each other while in each other’s home, an experience that has been “quite funny”. But a new home and terminology aren’t the only differences Joe is noticing. “This is the first time I’ve been able to walk to work, in Edmonton it’s a half hour each way in my car, here it is a seven minute walk. I also still have a hard time realising that we have 36 guys and a lot of them have been here for as long as I’ve been a fire fighter. In Edmonton we are dealing with 900 fire fighters from 26 stations and we rotate stations every two

years. But all the little intricacies that we find challenging back home, they are struggling with the same things here. I’ve been entrenched in Edmonton firefighting for 30 years so it’s great to try something else, but essentially we are still putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.” He says the worldwide fire-fighting “brotherhood” was something he was told of 30 years ago when he first started working in the job but now that he is in a different country he is really noticing how wide it stretches. “I was

told that if you’re ever somewhere and in trouble, stop at a fire station tell them you’re a fire-fighter and they will help you out and this is one of those times. They helped me buy a car, helped me change the oil, it’s amazing.” While in New Zealand Joe is planning to travel and see as much of the country as possible and has already enjoyed tramping the hills around Nelson. He also is planning to watch a live rugby game and cricket match before his year in Nelson comes to an end.

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Project Funway a run-away success What could Nelsonians do with one white sheet and a bucket-load of imagination? Quite a bit it would seem, says Fashion Island retail manager Nicola Dolan. More than 70 people entered the Fashion Funway competition held last Saturday in front of a packed Fashion Island court-yard.

Each contestant was given a king-size white sheet with which to cut, shape and dye into a masterpiece. Nicola says she has been thrilled by the response and the creativity of those who entered. “I could not believe the creativity and imagination people had from a plain white sheet, I was just blown away.”



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The regions finest woodworkers will be on show this weekend at the Stoke Memorial Hall. The Nelson Guild of Woodworkers Exhibition is being held on October 16 and 17 and is a gold coin donation to enter. Members of the public can also vote for the peoples choice award, with one voter set to win a gift basket. The exhibition will see pieces on show from more than 18 of the regions top woodworkers says president Peter Sheehan. “There is a broad range of hobbyists work to studio pieces, so it Nelson woodworker Nigel Witten finishing off a piece should be a good weekend.” The exhibition is open from 9.30 to for the Nelson Guild of Woodworkers Exhibition this weekend. Photo: Andrew Board. 5pm each day.

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Geoffory Hunt, Georgina Scutt and Johnson Scutt at the opening of The Rock Box.

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Harriett Wells, Brooke Trevurza, Scarlett Van Humm at the opening of the new KFC building last Thursday.

This week we have photo’s from several big events in the region. Saturday afternoon we went along to winner of the Nelson mayoral electionAldo Miccio’s election party at Plan B. On Friday night we were invited to the grand opening of The Rock Box in Fashion Island and last Thursday our camera was at the opening of KFC’s new Tahunanui store. If you are having a party or event and would like photos of your guests on this page please call us on 548 4949. Or if you have photos you would like published, email them to

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Local dealer opens new yard A Nelson car yard has expanded, doubling the size of its yards. Dowell Wholesale Cars on Rutherford St opened its new yard last week and owner Paul Dowell says the expansion has come about because he has been “flat stick.” “Everyone is crying doom and gloom but there has been no recession for me.” Paul says his first yard, at 144 Rutherford St, was predominately set up to sell cars to other dealers but


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he was selling more and more from his yard so he decided to expand it and make the second yard mainly for sales to the public. He has a wide range of stock catering to most tastes. “The new yard is predominately New Zealand new cars, a lot of which were good quality, well maintained leased cars. And the old yard has predominately Japanese imports so now we have a great range.” Paul has been in the car business for many years, specialising in selling cars to other dealers. But has found himself now selling to the public once again. To help with the new yard Paul has brought on board yard


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manager Anton Tonk. “It’s good to have Anton here; it should give me a small amount of free time so I can get back on my bike.” Paul a keen cyclist and former stockcar racer, is famous for giving 100 percent to whatever he does and he is aiming to put that winning formula back into running his two yards. Paul is happy to answer enquires from all over the Nelson and Tasman district and reckons the best way to run a car dealership is front it yourself and that’s exactly what he does. To enquire about the cars below give Paul or Anton a call on 548 0568.

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Tahuna lad earns Scoutings highest award

Sally Rawson and dad Peter, both of Nelson, at the Isel in Bloom Festival. Photo: Andrew Board.

Blooming good fun at Isel Park Stoke people turned out in their thousands for the annual Isel in Bloom Festival on Sunday. The festival marks the bloom of many flowers in Isel Park and the first open day of the summer season for Isel House. Community Liaison advisor-recreation, for Nelson City Council, Chris Blythe says the event was again well supported by stallholders and members of the public. “We had 24 stalls and plenty of free entertainment which is great. We try to make it an event where people don’t have to shell out loads of money.” Chris estimated a crowd of between 1500 to 2000. “That’s what we usually get to these types of events.” The next community event organised by NCC is the Broadgreen Rose Day on November 28.

Chris Vercoe is due to be just the third Nelson Scout in more than 15 years to be presented with the Queen Scout Award. The award is scouting’s highest and takes about three and a half years to complete. He is the third Venturer of the Nelson Sea Scouts in as many years to complete the award. To gain the Queen Scout, Chris had to organise a five day tramp through the Queen Charlotte Sounds, complete more than 100 hours of community work and various other challenges. Once he finished that, he was put through a two and a half hour interview last Tuesday night where he was asked general questions on his community, New Zealand and Scouting. Scout’s zone training leader, Bridget Smith, says Chris has put in plenty of hard work to gain the award. “It’s not easy and does take a lot of dedication, that’s why there are only a few Scouts each year who complete it.” Last year only 25 Scouts nationwide earned the award. Chris, a Nayland College student, says he started the award after seeing a friend earn his and was thrilled to cap off about 12 years in Scouts with its highest honour. “It’s awesome, there were a few times when it got really hard but I put my head down and got through it.” Although Chris has earned the award, it will be officially presented to him by the Governor-General in Wellington next year. “That will be the highlight, getting the award and meeting the Governor-General,” says Chris. Chris Vercoe with the Queen Scout Award he is to be awarded tonight after Five other Nelson Scouts are also working three and a half years of work. Photo: Andrew Board. their way towards the award.

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Reinventing Amigos Cafe & Bar has reopened with new owners, a new menu and a new feel. Paul and Colleen Laird have bought the Beach Rd business opposite the Tahunanui playing fields and have spent the past few weeks remodeling and designing a new menu. It will feature a wide range of food, along with the Mexican for which Amigos is known. It will also be open for breakfast and lunch says Paul, creating a laid-back, café-style venue. “I think the whole reason for the place to exist now is to provide a venue for people to come, sit and chat, talk, read and even have meetings if they want. It really is a place where people can be comfortable.” Amigos is known for its outdoor area but Paul and Colleen have

also redesigned the interior, giving it a cozy feel. “It’s quiet, it hasn’t got the hustle and bustle of the central city so it’s not like sitting in a railway carriage with people jostling past all the time. The day time coffee thing is going to be very much a more sedate affair - breakfast, morning coffee.” While the day time menu will feature lighter fare, including muffins, quiche and slices; the mussel chowder will be a feature. In the evening it will have salsa, enchilada, tacos etc, but on top of that it will be having salads and other healthy foods and, of course, chips. Paul says Amigos will not be a boozer but will have a range of drinks that all have an interesting story as

well as taste. “If you want a glass of wine with your lunch we have some nice bottles of local wine. We will have a new beer that Totora Breweries (a Nelson craft beer produced from their own hop garden) is doing for us, that

will be an ‘Amigos beer’ and we are looking at getting other local beers in here as well.” Amigos opened last Saturday, so if you feel like a nice, relaxed and welcoming place to visit, go see the Amigos on Beach Rd.

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• Four container ships, one small bulk carrier that called in three times, seven visits from large fishing vessels and several visits from the smaller ones indicated a busy port this past week. Most of the berths were full at some time. • The dredge, the Kawatiri, continued its programme of ensuring the port is at the correct depths for chart datum. • The opening races of both the Cruising Club and Nelson Sailing club appeared to go off without a hitch. An exciting summer of racing is anticipated. • I must make mention of the Outrigger Club that I interrupted one evening on the water, conducting a spot check to ensure they had the proper safety equipment. I apologise for interrupting them in rhythmic stroke and congratulate them on their safety awareness and the quality and quantity of the equipment they had.

Nelson College students Hugo Lawrence, 14, left, and Dean Franklet, 13, with the vuvuzelas they used for testing whether the horn can cause hearing loss. Photo: Andrew Board.

Students sound off for science fair World Cup heartache may not be the only health problem for disappointed fans and players leaving South Africa empty handed this year, the deafening vuvuzelas may have caused hearing problems as well. That’s according to a science project by two Nelson College students who decided to study

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can be quite detrimental to your hearing,” says Hugo. Hugo and Dean’s project is just one of hundreds entered in the fair. All the student’s work will be available for viewing by the public from 9am to 5pm on the following Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and only from 9am to 12pm on Saturday.

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the noise made by the vuvuzelas after watching this year’s World Cup. They concluded that the noise can have a negative effect on peoples hearing. “It really does, over that 90minutes with hundreds of these blaring and if you’re in the middle and are caught in the wrong angle of the sound waves than it

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The way we were A focus on our area and its history

Nelson identities of yesteryear Former Nelson City Councillor Alan Turley contributes an account of some Nelson identities as colourful as the city itself.

They were certainly different people. As I recall, it was in the late 1950’s, early 1960’s that these identities added colour and interest to the human profile of the city area. Who were they? The first of these identities was known to all and sundry as Phar Lap. She was a wizened up little lady, shabbily dressed with heavy rolled down brown stockings. Every fine weekday morning she would shuffle down in her slippers from her residence in Washington Road and sit at the bottom of the church steps where she would knit away with her size five needles muttering incessantly to herself. If anyone tried to speak to her she would just move away still muttering to herself. However she did have a special friend who was known as Cycling Sam. Sam would arrive at the church steps sometime after Phar Lap on his immaculate shiny bicycle which was filled with every conceivable appurtenance he could fasten on it. Cycling Sam cut a tall lean angular figure and wore the gaudiest clothes imaginable, including a hugh red plastic stetson hat. He and Phar Lap would sit together on the same seat for anything up to two hours. I never saw a word pass between them. Phar Lap would continue her knitting until they eventually went their separate ways. Cycling Sam once entered in the Mardi Gras best dressed competition and won first prize. He was wearing his normal cycling outfit. Another well know identity was Archie Gascoine. A very small man about four feet tall with a wizened up face, he wore tennis shoes, oversize baggy shorts and also a selection of stetson hats. He used to push a large wooden billy cart and every morning he would go down to Webley Bros Timber yard in Alma Lane and clear out the waste wood from under the machines. He would pile the wood up in his back yard in Milton Street for firewood. Over the years the pile just grew bigger and bigger. He was an outstanding pianist who, story has it, would sneak into his neighbours home when they were out just to play the piano. Whenever there were street parades or public functions Archie would be placed on a truck deck with a piano from where he would entertain the cheering populace in great style. Some of the local youths would tease and bait him. He would take so much and then he would react aggressively. On one occasion, he chased after a couple of cheeky kids

through the Maitai River with his clothes still on. Finally there was Jonky. He was something else again. He had the loudest most penetrating voice I have heard in my life. In his earlier years he had been a road cycling champion and had spent most of his working days on the outside staff of the Council Electricity Department. His favourite pre-occupation was to engage some hapless individuals in conservation in the middle of town - the mayor was his favoured target. His favourite subject was the Council or national politics and his penetrating voice heard over half the town was a signal that Jonky had claimed another victim. My most vivid personal recollection was when I pulled up in my car at the intersection of Hardy and Rutherford Streets. Jonky arrived on his bike, grabbed the open window frame on the inside left front and began berating the council for all he was worth. As I drove off across the intersection he hung on for grim death giving me both barrels without letting up for a moment. These four distinctive individuals all from Nelson seemed to disappear about the same time. The last edition of the Nelson Weekly contained an article on street naming by Alan Turley. There were several errors in the text. Nelson Weekly accepts responsibility for those errors.

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Work is a comedy show for Nelson doorman Nelson Weekly speaks with head doorman of the Rock Bar nightclub, Nemo, a.k.a TeReremoana Nepe, about dealing with drunks, underages and why he kissed one angry punter in our fortnightly series, Your People, At Work.

I start at 10pm officially but I’m usually here about 9-9.30pm depending on what’s on, just to make sure all the radios are ready to go, bins are set out right. On a Saturday night we have six doormen at the Rock Bar and at ten o’clock we have a security meeting to go through what we need to look out for. By 11.30pm we are usually really busy on most Saturday nights. The biggest hassle for us on the door are intoxicated people and underagers. Most of the intoxicated people we just tell them they’ve had too much and to wander away and most do, you get the odd one where you have to tell them five or six times before it actually sinks in. Underagers are not as big an issue as it used to be, especially with photo id now, you get some good fakes, but you know what you’re looking for. You get the odd dropkick who picks up someone’s id and thinks ‘oh yeah I’ll have a go with this’. One time we had a young Maori boy come up and showed us his id and the photo is of a Pakeha fella on the id, I mean c’mon. Because we work as a team with

bars in their car and fired five bar staff, two glasskyrockets at them. One sies and the six doormen went into the bar but we we are all keeping an eye put it out, it was alright. on people and you know So we chased this car, the ones that are getting five doorman from difto that level and the next ferent bars. The car gets time they go up to the bar there is a water in front of to the lights, its red, so the car stops. Everybody them. Sometimes you get in the car was yelling ‘go, ones that slip past and go, go’ and the driver was you have to talk to them saying ‘I’m not shooting and say ‘c’mon mate, it’s the red’. So we opened time to go.’ But most of the doors, got these guys them are pretty good, out and the police arrestit’s not often we have to ed them. We just couldn’t get physical. You get the believe they stopped at odd ones that argue but the lights after firing sky you get a couple of guys my size standing next to Little Rock doorman TeReremoana Nepe (Nemo) rockets at the bars. Some them, they quickly realise takes guard, ready for another Saturday night on of them aren’t the brightest sparks. The hardest it’s probably better just to Bridge St. Photo: Andrew Board. part of the job is dealing go. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something walked up and down the street with mum or dad in front of their happens. When you add alco- for the next hour telling people [of age] son or daughter. Son or daughter are fine but mum or hol to any situation there will be that I’d kissed him, hahaha. dad are kicking up, dealing with a comedy act somewhere. One them is fine but it’s the kids seetime we had a guy who had been ing it, that’s not right. But most removed and he was pretty angry of it is pretty light-hearted really, and he got in my mates face and everyone that comes here comes was having a real go at him, so I for a good time so it’s up to us got in between them but it didn’t faze him, he kept yelling and Guy Fawkes is usually quite fun- to make sure they have fun. The spitting so I kissed him on the ny, a few years ago this car full of only reason we remove people lips. He backed off and left but guys crawled up in front of the really is because they are stop-


ping other people from having fun. Nine times out of ten you just have to step back and laugh, it’s a really entertaining job. We have a good relationship with police and council are pretty good too, we are trying to put the whole nightlife scene in a positive light really. We are working together, too many things in media now are all negative, they don’t see the good things that we are doing. What never gets reported is the guys who may come up from Christchurch and gets looked after by every bar in town and they come up to you at the end of the night and say ‘I’ve had an awesome night’, that makes my night every time. I don’t think there’s any other job like this, you meet so many people and make so many friends. At the end of the night we all help tidy up, usually until about 4 o’clock. If we’ve had a problem we will have a debrief and talk about it, some of the guys have a drink after work, I don’t. Once I get home it usually takes a couple of hours to wind down before bed so I usually get on the computer or watch a movie and that’s my night.


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No rest for dual sporting star Phillip Rollo

Throughout the year Nelson College student Mitchell Drummond has represented Nelson in rugby, basketball and touch, but with summer just around the corner, it’s cricket that is on his mind. “At the moment I can do both rugby and cricket,” says Mitchell. “So in the summer it’s cricket, and offseason training for rugby. In the winter it’s rugby and offseason training for cricket. I enjoy touch heaps but I’ll just see where that goes this year.” Mitchell recently captained the Nelson Bays under-16 rugby team to South Island glory, scoring 24 points from halfback in the final, earning himself player of the tournament. “It was awesome eh. Being the captain, it just added responsibility and I enjoyed it, and being named player of the tournament was just an honour and real special at the time.” But this summer Mitchell will pull on the whites for defending one and two-day senior cricket champions, Stoke/Nayland. Formerly of Nayland College, Mitchell moved to Nelson College at the end of last year.

“The thing that drew me there was the rugby, just playing at that higher level.” In his debut Press Cup season, Mitchell played second fiddle to Dylan Monopoli, but still featured plenty in the latter end of the season with some impressive cameo performances.

It was awesome eh. Being the captain, it just added responsibility and I enjoyed it. – Mitchell Drummond. “It was pretty good. I always knew that I was going to be on the bench for the season, but just the experience and going from U15’s at Nayland to Press Cup at Boys was a big step up.” Mitchell’s combination with first five eight Fletcher Smith for Nelson Bays at age grade level, made his transition in to the Nelson College 1st XV easier. “I’ve played two years with him at nine and ten with 16’s and going

in to the 1st XV with him made it so much easier after playing with him for so many years.” Even though Nelson College failed to qualify for the Secondary School National Basketball Championship, Mitchell wasn’t too phased. “It didn’t worry me eh. I wasn’t going to go to nationals anyway because of rugby. I’m dropping basketball slowly.” While Mitchell’s two goals for the cricket season are to crack the Central Districts U-18 side, and to be the first choice keeper for the Nelson senior representative side, there’s plenty he wants to achieve in rugby. “To start for the 1st XV, and hopefully make the New Zealand U17 team. I want to make the South Island regions rugby team, and then the next few years get in to the New Zealand schools team.” With a bit of gym work, he hopes he will fulfill those goals, as well as a team goal for Nelson College next season. “Hopefully make the Press Cup final, that’s a major goal and if we do that then anything can happen.”

Nelson College student Mitchell Drummond has just finished his representative rugby season but is slipping straight into senior cricket this weekend. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Scorching start to softball season Senior softball got underway at Saxton Field last Saturday, with 15 teams in action. Nelson Softball president Derryn French says it was the perfect start to the season. “Having the facility we have, is great, it’s second-to-none in the country and Saturday was a really enjoyable start to the season.” Several new teams have increased the size of the competition with seven teams now in the men’s reserve grade, up two from last year. Junior softball gets going this coming weekend, playing in the morning. Derryn says Saxton Field is also gearing up to host a top quality tournament at Labour Weekend with teams coming from as far United Pirates batter Stuart Colville in ac- away as Christchurch and Wel- Daryl Stratford of the Eagles pitches on tion at Saxton Field. Photos: Andrew Board. lington. opening day of the new season.

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Nelsons Bays 14th grade girls football team recently competed in the South Island Tournament in Rangiora, successfully finishing in third place, one place above the Nelson Development side indicating the strength of girls football in the region. Coach Carl Rose says the girls played an exciting brand of football and were an attractive team to watch receiving support from other teams and favourable comments from other coaches and supporters. “It is a credit to the girls that they allied natural talent with hard work adopting a ‘team first‘ approach that paid dividends.” Every one of the 16 players in the squad made valuable contributions and while reluctant to single out individuals in a team game, team captain Monique Claus was solid in defence, skillful midfielder Juliana Los fully deserved her MVP award and pacy striker Ruby Cunningham was the team’s leading goal scorer. The 11 team competition was won by a dominant Otago team, second place went to North Canterbury.



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Runners invited for athletics season sign-up A talk from local athletics stars, Commonwealth Games highlights, some food and drink, a running film, and the official sign-up for Athletics Nelson and the National Academy of Distance Running await athletes interested in competing in the 20102011 track and field season. The opening night for secondary school age athletes and

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20 point check including: Gear oil change, grease vital areas, hull & trailer report, tips on boating, Future Service Plan, talk to the technician Price Guide incl gst Up to 5hp $35 6hp - 45hp $60 50hp - 90hp $85 100hp - 225hp $120 To book ph Darren Randle P: 545 0970 M: 0274458212



Mobile Outboard Servicing • Outboard & Sterndrive Servicing • Diesel Servicing • Alloy Tig & Arc Welding • Genuine or Aftermarket Parts • $55+GST/hr E:



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• Unsure Unsureon on your your business businessproblems? problems? • Repetitive tasks?

Repetitive tasks?

PHONE TIM 021 851 051

Ph 03 548 4523



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All Insurance Claims Panelbeating Chassis Straightening Repaints 2-pack Touch Ups Call Tony Johnston

90 VANGUARD ST NELSON PH: 548 3954 027 548 3954


• Fees: Preschool & School age 10 lesson course $93.00 • Learner’s Pool kept at 29-30degC For more info and bookings


PHONE: 035489730


nelson ltd

544 3985 21 Elms Street Wakatu Estate, Stoke


Domestic and Commercial. Other cleaning services available Phone Dennis (03) 548-3102 or 027 715 4436


• Total groom • wax & polish • leather feed & clean • cloth upholstery clean • carpets steam cleaned • warrants & service on request • fully insured • pick up • drop off • professional results to car showroom standard

121 St Vincent Street, Nelson

Ph: 0800 677 005


Furniture Custom-designed & made furniture & joinery. Free quotes, quality workmanship, excellent service, no job too small Phone Hans today


Hydroseeding Specialists

Call Geoff Sherlock for a FREE Consultation

New & Old Lawns

Ph: 03 547 4969 Mb: 021 121 1006


Ph 545 8902 027 441 1504 PAINTER

Experienced Tradesmen



Simon Noake Interior & Exterior Work Ph 027 448 5872 or 548 5811

Qualified painter & decorator

All internal & external decorating Ph: 03 541 0353 Mob: 021 751 073


Wi w& Windo ndow Door Services

at Hampden Street School Heated Pool


VISIT visit

Custom design

Learn lifetime water skills

• Drowning in your Drowning in your spreadsheets? There must be aWAY! better way! BETTER

Ring resizing


Phone 548 3132 “one call insures it all”

All repairs


5452523 or 021 02723585

Landscaping and property maintenance

Graeme West Greg Dykzeul M: 021 833 238 M: 027 247 8880 AH: 545 8453 AH: 548 3655 E:


Specialising in all aspects of window and door installation and repairs - Glass repairs - Double glazing - Aluminium & timber frames - Conservatories - Sliding door rollers - Safety latches & stays - Condensation channels - Leak repairs - Supply & installation of new windows & doors - Friendly expert service

Mark Currie Ph: 021 864 668

Your trade or service right here? Single column x 6cm only $19+gst pw Ph 548 4949

28 TUESDAY 12 October 2010

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Great deals on accessories

Available in Acrylic Interior Lowsheen, Ceiling Flat, Acrylic Sealer Undercoat, Exterior Acrylic Gloss, Semi Gloss and Lowsheen. White only, tinting extra.




Trish Gray Colourplus Richmond Ph: 544 6613

Helen Bush Colourplus Nelson Ph: 548 7955

12 October 2010  

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