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of them coming to Nelson and Tasman. Public services in Nelson are But that growth is putting presbursting at the seams as new sure on services, including data shows the region is the fast- health and education. est growing in the country. President of the Nelson PrinciAccording to recent population pals Association, Don McLean, data released last week by Sta- says schools are recording retistics New Zealand, Tascord numbers, some up man was shown to be the by more than 100 stufastest growing region dents on last year. in New Zealand with a “There are definitely growth of 1.68 per cent. more kids around and That same data showed we’ve got to house them Nelson in third place and provide a learning with a growth of 1.54 per environment for them.” cent. Auckland was in Nelson Marlborough Nick Smith. second place with 1.65 District Health Board per cent growth. secretary, Mike Cummins says Much of that growth can be they too have noted an increase put down to an exodus of Can- on services, especially an intabrian families moving away crease in the number of people from the earthquake-ravaged enrolling for GP services, aged city. The figures show 5000 peoSEE PAGE 2 ple have left Christchurch, 1500

Steve Steele, right, takes Allan Weaver for a spin in the $50 Falcon in front of hundreds of spectators at the popular Nelson Car Show over the weekend. Photos: Jonathan McKeown.

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5000 people attending, organiser Peter Van Humm of the Nelson Tyre-shredding burnouts, moto- Car Show, says it was the "best cross riders jumping cars, mon- show yet". ster trucks and vehicles being "It’s a great family-type day with dropped out of the sky, was just plenty of entertainment. We're resome of the engine revving fun on ally happy with the weekend." show at the eighth annual Nelson One of the crowd favourites at the show was the burnout competiCar Show. Cadillac Way in Annesbrook was tion. aptly named as classics, hot-rods, It was started ® in proper fashion turbos and muscle cars snaked in by a car being dropped from a through the gates on Saturday and crane and motocross riders soarSunday. With 280 cars on show ing through the® air. The first with selected Stressless featured and a record crowd of closerecliners to burnout in January 2012. Steve Steele in


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Nelson Airport is gearing up for a $3 million runway upgrade while juggling flights on the country’s fourth busiest airport. Work, by contractor Fulton Hogan, is starting this week and Nelson Airport Ltd chief executive, Kaye McNabb, says there has been a huge amount of work that has already gone into the project. Planning requirements have been excruciatingly detailed to make sure the project runs smoothly and the airport continues to be operational during the hours of scheduled operations. Work is expected to take 15 nights so that scheduled passenger services

residential care and an increase in pharmaceuticals being prescribed. That pressure has put the DHB over budget. “We have also seen an increase in acute presentations in the Emergency Departments and after hours clinics which has flowed onto how we resource elective or planned surgeries.” As a result Nelson MP Nick Smith says he written to ministers, including those holding health, education, social development, police and transport portfolios to make sure they are aware of the pressure the population increase is having on the region. “My aim is to ensure this latest data is taken into account when making resourcing decisions,” says Nick.

are not disrupted. With around 2000 passengers a day coming or going from the airport, ensuring flight schedules are not affected is of paramount importance to the airport company and the airlines, says Kaye. The project will see a team of up to 40 working throughout the night. As Friday night has flights coming in until 10.30pm, that has been designated as the rest night for the duration of the project. The area to be resurfaced is 61000m2 with around 8500 tonnes of asphalt required to complete the overlay. The runway was last resurfaced in 1995.

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Residents of Waimea Village say they feel help- meet and “sell” to residents, states that $70,000 less and stressed as they watch their service costs is needed for a manager’s salary, $20,000 for the rise from $80 at the start of 2011 to a proposed owners’ living costs, $9000 for the lease of the $284 this year. owners’ cars, $60,000 for administration costs Waimea Village is based in Richmond and resi- and $340,000 for repairs and maintenance this dents – many of them elderly – own their own year at the village. That repair and maintenance home, pay normal council rates and other bills. figure used to be $10,000 a year and as far as The service cost they pay to owners Michael Nelson Weekly has been able to find out, there and Carolyn Wright is for greenery collection, has been little or no money spent on any village maintenance of common ground and a courtesy maintenance in the past five years, apart from a coach, used by just a few members of the village. new ride-on for Michael, who pays himself to Last year the Wrights attempted to mow the lawns. raise the service costs by 120 per Kit says he has received letters cent. The case went to arbitration from residents upset, angry and where an increase of 56 per cent, scared about the treatment at the or $45 dollars per month, was enhands of Michael and Carolyn. “I forced. talk to these people and what he is This year the Wrights are back for doing is not on. These elderly peoanother increase, this time for anple should not have to put up with Village owners Michael other 120 per cent. this bully. He has gone too far.” and Carolyn Wright. Local politicians have come on Michael and Carolyn would not board though to back the residents. Nelson list answer questions put to them by Nelson Weekly, MP Maryan Street has tabled a private mem- or return phone calls but it appears they are atber’s bill to get more protection for the residents tempting to take the case straight to arbitration, under the 2003 Retirement Village Act, because which the residents are fighting, as last year’s the village is not a registered retirement village. case cost $19,000, which the Wrights are curAnd Tasman District councillors Kit Maling and rently trying to pass onto residents. Judene Edgar are vowing to help the residents The Wrights sent a letter to residents last week fight the increase. stating: “any negotiations with the [Waimea VilMichael and Carolyn say they need the increase lage] Residents Committee have been comprofor manager’s wages, lawn mowing, administra- mised and that in the best interests of everyone tion and a repair and maintenance fund. The concerned the 2012 levy proposal goes straight repair and maintenance fund however is not to an independent arbitrator”. protected, meaning residents could fill it for fu- This was after multiple copies of the proposed ture maintenance projects only for the owners lease increase, handed out to residents’ committo sell the village and walk away with millions of tee members on the condition they kept it secret, dollars in the fund. The proposed 2012 budget, were stuffed in the front door of the Waimea which WHK partner John Murray offered to Weekly office and subsequently published.

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Sprig & Fern expands to Capital One of Nelson’s iconic local brews will soon be available in the capital as the Sprig & Fern gets set to open a tavern in central Wellington. There could even be a couple of politicians walk the few hundred metres from parliament for a cold one, says Sprig & Fern coowner Dave Barrett. As the most awarded brewery at the 2011 BrewNZ International Beer Awards, Dave says the Sprig & Fern beers will be a perfect fit for a city that calls itself the craft beer capital of New Zealand. “They call themselves the craft beer capital

known for - a family and I think NelsonTasman is the craft friendly place where brew capital of New patrons can go at the end of the day Zealand so it was a natural progression to catch up and really talk away from to go to Wellington,” the distractions of says Dave. Co-owner Tracey pool tables and pokies, great service Banner says the “and obviously great owner-operators of Wellington’s Sprig & beer.” Dave Barrett and Tracey Banner. The Tavern is due Fern know what the culture of the taverns is like and they em- to open in Wellington by the end of the brace the qualities that Nelson’s taverns are month and Tracey says further expansion

is not out of the question. “We get asked three or four times a month by people wanting to start new Sprig & Fern bars but it’s a matter of finding the right people in the right place.” Sprig & Fern now has five taverns in the top of the south with another few bars that pour their beers on tap. Dave says it’s exciting to see the brand grow. “It was always in the plan but it’s great to see it happen and great to see the brand move out of Nelson. We would like to see a Sprig & Fern in every major city in New Zealand and eventually to take it overseas.”

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Nelson neighbourhoods are being encouraged to get behind Neighbours Day by hosting street events and getting to better know their neighbours. Neighbourhood Support Nelson is supporting the national day which aims to encourage Kiwis to go one step further in getting to know their neighbours on a special day each year. Neighbours Day is over the weekend of March 24-25 but Neighbourhood Support would like people to let them know how they are celebrating the day, whether it’s with a street party, or a cup of tea amongst neighbours. All entries will go into a draw to win great prizes, including meat packs, cake packs or a skip hire for a street clean up. Entries close February 24 and for an application form email Neighbourhood Support coordinator Kim MacDonald says the day is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbour a bit better than they do now. “Whether it’s a first wave or smile, a chat over the fence, inviting someone in for a cuppa or holding a street barbeque, every connection makes our neighbourhoods more friendly, fun and safe. Neighbours Day Aotearoa is also about celebrating the neighbourhoods we have. “It’s not about big events, but local activity in every street and neighbourhood.” To find out more about Neighbours Day visit its website at

Car Show ‘best yet’ FROM PAGE 1 with the other. After the smoke cleared Allan was still buzzing and mum was still sure she had made the right decision. “That was good fun, I was a bit nervous but as soon as we started it was great,” says Allan. There were all levels of competitors in the burnout competition from pros to first-timers. Chayla Cooper driving a purple Nissan 200SX, made her debut in front of the throngs of cheering onlookers and gave it everything. “That was my first skid; I’m still shaking so I guess that’s a good thing. It’s was heaps of fun and I’d definitely do it again,” says Chayla. Nick Appleman's 54 Behemoth was crowned Top Judged overall car.

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Finalists picked for love stories Nine local couples have made the final dash towards the ultimate love story – and a $1600 diamond. The Jens Hansen Love Stories competition is being run on conjunction with the Nelson Wedding Show and called for the best love stories to be entered. Each of the nine finalists, released exclusively to Nelson Weekly to coincide with Valentine’s Day, have won a $600 diamond voucher from Jens Hansen. The overall winner, chosen by the

the nine best love stories,” says Halfdan. Jenny says the competition has been great fun so far and has added something special to this year’s Wedding Show. “Now it is up to the public to vote for the ultimate Nelson love story at the show on May 6. Those who vote on the day could also win themselves Jens Hansen jewellery, so it is worth coming to vote.” Gayle Dickson of My Wedding magazine says she was thrilled at the variety of stories that came through in the entries. “Some brought tears to our eyes while others had us chuckling away merrily,” she says. “In reality, they were all fabulous, for very different reasons and, in some respects, Halfdan Hansen with some of the diamonds the Love I’m glad I can leave the final Stories finalists won. Photo: Andrew Board. decision up to public, will win an additional $1000 the public as it would be a hard call voucher. to make.” Over the next nine weeks Nelson The nine finalists and winners of a Weekly will profile each of the final- $600 Jens Hansen diamond vouchists. er are: WIlliam Jack and KathJudges Halfdan Hansen from Jens leen Emerson; Mike Battersby and Hansen, Jenny Walton from the Justine Stebbings; Timothy Kolk Nelson Wedding Show and Gayle and Nicola Kolk; Jim and Raewyn Dickson, Editor of My Wedding Wiseman; Lisa Holden and ShanMagazine, had to choose nine final- non Wild; Ingrid Hutzler and Peter ists from almost 40 entries. Pay; Chris and Barbelle Boaz; Evan “It was fantastic to read so many Shallcrass and Ana-Marie Tahu; wonderful love stories – some were Robert and Julie Tee. quite funny and others very roman- The public can read their stories at tic, so it was a challenge to decide

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Brownies Tahlia Murray, 10, left, and Georgia Nicholls, 9, getting ready for the Get Going Girl Challenge in Tahunanui this month. Photo: Andrew Board.

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‘I bloody did it’ Back from the dead and now doing the Buller half Three years ago David Currie was a dead man, literally. Today he is revelling in completing the Buller half marathon, a goal he gave himself to keep fit and to continue to get better after a massive stroke killed him, before a miraculous recovery soon after. David’s remarkable story of waking up days after he was taken off life support featured in Nelson Weekly last May and he has been training since then to walk the Buller half marathon. He has been walking from his Stoke home to Nelson and Richmond and had already completed three half marathons, or 21.09 kilometres, before Saturday’s effort. His stroke still makes it difficult for him to walk easily but with a walking stick he is able to get through the kilometres. A support crew including his brother Mark and daughter Nicole went along to help him get over the line in a time of 4 hours 10 minutes, 10 minutes quicker than his previous fastest. He says he is stoked to have finished the

David Currie, centre, with his supporters from left; Hamish Fletcher, Mark Currie and Tony Jemmett. Photo: Andrew Board. Insert: David finishing the Buller half marathon on Saturday. challenge. “It feels good, I bloody hate walking so I’d like to give it up now, but I don’t think my wife will let me. I’m not much of a swimmer, I’d bloody sink, so this is about all I’ve got to stop from getting fat,” he joked. David was also raising money for the Heart Foundation and as of yesterday

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Whether you believe in the celebration of this day or think that it is a true form of commercialism, I believe that it is a nice reminder to tell the ones we care about, how much we thank them for the input into our everyday lives. Whether it’s a friend that you meet to have a coffee with or a family member that passes us each day, or even a work colleague, we all need positive affirmation. The Rock Box store has the most amazing array of colours, from turquoise blues, fuschia pinks and beautiful neutrals, it is a feast on the eyes to walk around this absolutely beautiful store. Women’s styles from the latest designs and handbags and jewellery are showcased in specially crafted wall niches, the men’s casual range is sophisticated. One of the more popular Australian brands ‘wish’ has new autumn stock arriving which is stunning. The selection of semi-formal dresses will make you want to plan your next dinner out. Owners Jennifer and Dean have a wealth of fashion knowledge and the team of girls not only beautiful, are incredibly helpful with advice. Come and share our week, I look forward to seeing you here.


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Sheila and Chris Scott are preparing for the 25th Coast to Post charity bike ride this weekend. The ride goes from Greymouth to Christchurch. Photo: Andrew Board.

Over the past eight years Nelson man Chris Scott has ridden the Coast to Post charity bike ride, he has seen snow, wind, rain, sun and extreme heat. This year he, along with wife Sheila, will witness another event to remember – the event’s 25th anniversary. The Coast to Post ride was founded by NZ Post workers as a “fun” ride, it went from Greymouth to the Christchurch Post Office and almost immediately took on the Pink Panther as its mascot. As the “posties” were already doing the ride someone suggested they raise some money for charity, which began a quarter century relationship with Child Cancer House in Cashel St. The house is used as a home away from home for children and youngsters with cancer. Over the years the cyclists have

raised $222,000 for the charity and this year – the year it’s needed most after the earthquakes damaged the house – are hoping to make it an even $250,000. Chris and Sheila are the only two Nelson riders taking part, joining another 40 cyclists in the three day ride. They say they are looking forward to it, despite the gut-busting climbs. “Some of those hills are twice as bad as the Takaka Hill. A lot end up walking their bikes up, so it’s definitely not the easiest of rides,” says Sheila. This year Chris says he is hoping Nelson people will sponsor him and his wife to help rebuild the Child Cancer House. To make a donation either call Chris on 547 9210 or drop some money into donation boxes at Nelson Weekly on Selwyn Pl or the Waimea Weekly on Salisbury Rd in Richmond.

Ticket giveaway Little Day Out not so little Nelson Weekly is giving away two tickets to the Classic Hits Winery Tour 2012. The tour, featuring Gin Wigmore, The Mutton Birds and Avalanche City, is at Neudorf Vineyard this Thursday and Friday. The tickets are for the Thursday show. To enter, write, “I want your tickets” on the Nelson Weekly Facebook wall. Winning entry will be drawn at 3pm Wednesday, 14 February. Gates for the show open at 5pm. For tickets visit or 0800 111 999.

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Ride for Hope draws cash for Richmond Mall charity Close to $10,000 was raised for the Richmond Mall Foundation on the back of another successful Ride for Hope. The annual event, which sees motorcyclists from around the region head out to Hope via Motueka, attracted around 200 motorbikes and their riders despite some murky weather. Richmond Mall manager David Hill says the riders alone raised $2000, which was then matched by the Richmond Mall owners. “It was outstanding. It really was,” he says. “Weather-wise and the number of riders that turned up, we were exceptionally thrilled with it.” There were also plenty of donations from sponsors which raised the funds even higher. David says the funds are “the backbone” of the foundation which gives to individuals as well as local groups, includ-

ing the Rescue Helicopter Trust and the Nelson Hospice. The Ride for Hope is one of a number of fundraisers run by the Richmond Mall. Richmond Mall Foundation is also the charity of choice for the Richmond Rodeo. David spoke to “just about everyone” that went on the ride and says the feedback was all hugely positive as participants enjoyed a barbecue cooked by the Waimea College first XV. “It was a relaxing ride; the whole day is about relaxing and camaraderie.” There were plenty of awesome prizes on offer, estimated to tally $5000, including motorcycle registrations, All Blacks jerseys, radio controlled helicopters, belts, buckles, badges and even Welsh and Australian rugby jerseys.

Marcus and Dee Foster enjoy some refreshments at the Hope Domain following the Richmond Mall Ride for Hope. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Former Nayland College student Alexa Thomson playing the violin at the Nelson School of Music last week. Photo: Andrew Board.

Top musicans camp in Nelson

The country’s best sounding summer school finished over the weekend with two performances that thrilled audiences. The Adam Summer School is an annual event held at the Nelson School of Music each February, with generous support from Denis and Verna Adam of the Adam Foundation. The tutors are the members of the internationally acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet, all of whom are dedicated teachers as well as performers. Accomplished New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons also filled the role of piano tutor.

This year 25 highly-skilled young musicians from around New Zealand attended the Summer School. The students formed seven chamber ensembles, each group working in depth on a work that they presented in the final public concerts on Saturday. Former Nayland College student Alexa Thomson, was the only Nelsonian involved in the camp. She says it was great to work with other passionate musicans. “You learn a lot in a short space of time. It’s really intense but also really rewarding.”

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Holden Commodore aCClaim 2003 This would be an ideal tow car for the impending Xmas holidays, [except it hasnt got a towbar] or a great family car to cater for those looking for more luggage space. Its powered by a 3.8 litre V6 and is automatic. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has electric windows and mirrors, factory CD, 4 airbags, remote central locking, boot spoiler and factory alloy wheels.

SuBaru ForeSTer manual 1998 These are very popular and hard to find with a manual gearbox and 2000cc non turbo. Its had 1 owner in NZ since being imported in 2003 at 61km. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, CD, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking, 1 airbag, climate airconditioning, factory alloy wheels, bodykit and roof spoiler. The paintwork is generally tidy for its year and mileage.

Ford FairmonT Ba 2002 If towing the boat or caravan for your Xmas holidays is on your mind and you need to change your ride then this could be it. Its the first of the BA model Fairmont and has had 1 owner from new. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has factory alloy wheels, towbar, climate air conditioning, ABS brakes, electric windows and mirrors, cruise control, CD and remote central locking.

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$13,980 ToyoTa Corolla Gl WaGon 2007 These Corolla wagons are probably one of the most popular mid sized wagons on the market today. Very popular with both companys and families. Its NZ new and had 1 owner from new. Its powered by an 1800cc motor and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, factory CD, remote central locking, roof rack, towbar, air conditioning and 2 airbags.

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Sample photo only ToyoTa HiGHlander lTd 2005 This is a top if the line SUV and very well appointed. It’s NZ New and has had one owner. It has seven seats, full leather, airbags, ABS brakes, factory alloys, tow bar and nudge bar. Hard to find at this price.

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$14,980 ToyoTa Corolla Gl HaTCH 2005 These are probably the most popular cars ever sold in NZ. Its NZ new and had 1 owner. Its powered by an 1800cc fuel injected motor and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has 2 airbags, ABS brakes, CD, remote central locking, electric front windows and air conditioning.

miTSuBiSHi TriTon 4Wd d/CaB 1998 These utes seem to be ever popular with the hunting and fishing brigade. Great for getting into the great outdoors. Its powered by a 2800cc diesel and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has nudge bar, canopy and tufdeck, running boards, CD, factory alloys and a towbar. The paintwork is generally tidy for its year and mileage but does have some small scuffs here and there.

$3,980 Ford laSer enCore liFTBaCK 1996 Great first car for kids to learn to drive or a neat work car. Only 141,000ks, 1.6, 5 speed, generally tidy for year and mileage.

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SuZuKi Sx4 Glx 2007 If you are finding your current car a little hard to get in and out of then this is worth a look. Its seating position is at a good height and has a large door opening. Its NZ new and had 1 owner. Its powered by a 2000cc motor and is 5 speed manual. It also has AWD, ABS brakes, remote central locking, 2 airbags, CD, airconditioning, electric windows and mirrors and roof rails.

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daiHaTSu TerioS Sx 2000 These small wagons are always popular with motorhome owners and with those who love to go whitebating or fishing. Its powered by a nippy 1300cc motor and is 5 speed manual with 4wd option and is NZ new. The cambelt was replaced at 106000km. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has factory alloys and roof spoiler, roof rails, 2 airbags and air conditioning.


$7,980 miTSuBiSHi l300 SWB Van 2006 As you can probably guess this van has been a Rural post van from new. Its kms traveled have no real reflection on its condition as its extremely tidy. Its powered by a 2500cc diesel motor and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very clean and tidy condition. It also has CD player and rear protector bars.

iSuZu Journey 2 BerTH Fully KiTTed ouT This is a fully self contained 2 berth motorhome which we are selling complete with pots and pans and even the cutlery. Its powered by a 3300cc 4 cylinder motor and is 5 speed manual with an exhaust brake. It travels and climbs hills better than you would expect. It also has a shower and toilet, TV, 3 way fridge, Gas hobb and grill, foldout awning, gas heater and 3 gas bottles, hot and cold water, 2 wardrobes and plenty or cupboard space. It also comes with a good set of leveling blocks.

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Members of the Nelson College 1st XV pull the vintage ambulance through Stoke to the Nelson Car Show on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Tasman Sparkies are on the grid as one of the region’s newest electrical contractors. They are locally owned and operated and look forward to applying their experience and expertise to your next job. Tasman Sparkies pride themselves on providing the highest standard of workmanship while offering competitive pricing. The team of local lads are all fully qualified as electricians and uphold the traditional Kiwi reputation for friendly, reliable service. Together Tristan, Dave and Brent have over three decades working in the

Man power drives awareness Throwing money at a donation tin while it’s moving at running pace isn’t the easiest thing to do. Just ask St John’s Sarah McCabe who had to try and catch the donations. Sarah says she was impressed with the speed teams were able to pull a vintage 1940 International ambulance from the Richmond Mall to the Nelson Car Show on Saturday and that in keeping up with it she ran more than she had in some time. “It was tough work; they were really going at a good speed.” The ambulance pull was designed to raise awareness and collect money for a new events

ambulance that St John is currently fundraising for. They have raised $56,000 to date and need to raise a further $69,000 to meet their target. Teams of eight from ASB Bank, Nelson College 1st XV and Marist Rugby Club pulled the ambulance, which took around 2 hours, with plenty of stops. “I’d like to say thanks to all the teams and everyone who donated from passing cars, it was a great day and the vintage ambulance pull was a first for Nelson.” To donate visit

Tasman Sparkies team will asssist your electrical work. industry. They specialise in new housing projects, including wiring systems for future proofing, as well as alterations, safety checks and rewiring in older homes. They also offer expertise for off-grid solutions,

like solar, which can allow you to save money by generating your own energy, as well as battery backups and generators, which give you peace of mind that you won’t be left without power if there is a temporary blackout on the main electrical grid. With so many systems now operating in even an average household, they can consolidate them into one easy to operate advanced home control system. These can include your lighting, audio and security. Tasman Sparkies also work with commercial outfits, installing everything you’d need in an office, workshop or store front, from specialised lighting displays to intricate phone or data networks. The Sparkies will be bringing their expertise to Rural areas in the coming weeks, with no vehicle charges in the RD1 area until the end of you with all March. Updates will be posted on the website and in the Nelson Weekly as to when they’ll be in your area next, so keep an eye out! For all your electrical needs, speak to the Tasman Sparkies, or visit their website.

Stall holders sought for summer fare Food vendors can now register to be part of the annual Sprig & Fern Summer Fare, but if previous years are anything to go by, sites could be snapped up very quickly. More than 3000 people visited the Summer Fare last year and organisers say it is the “last hooray” for Nelson and Tasman residents before winter sets in and daylight saving finishes. The family-friendly event is now iconic in Richmond and attracts plenty of people from Nelson city as well. Richmond Unlimited marketing and events co-ordinator Kim Quint is encouraging food vendors from all over Tasman and Nelson to be part of the biggest street party in the region. The event will be held at Sundial Square on Friday 23 March from 5:30pm to 10pm. You can register your interest at Stall sites cost $80 and are 4 metres by 3 metres deep. Organisers will not allow food stalls that have not been registered or licensed with the Tasman District Council, or alternatively, the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. This year’s theme will be medieval and there will be music and entertainment for all ages. For further enquiries please contact Kim on 544 4898.

Tasman Sparkies are your locally owned, fully qualified electrical contractors. Ready to take on your next job! Tasman Sparkies offer quality workmanship with competitive rates when it comes to... New houses, alterations and rewires for older homes Off grid solutions (solar, battery backup and generators) Advanced home control systems Commercial projects We can discuss with you cost effective power saving options for your home or business. Contact either Dave, Brent or Tristan on 0800 827 772 or visit our website

New Richmond Unlimited events and marketing co-ordinator Kim Quint is seeking food vendors from around the region to register for next month’s Sprig & Fern Summer Fare. Photo: Phillip Rollo.


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Man caught for indecent act Tuesday, February 7 At 2.30pm, a 17 year-old male was arrested for theft, failing to appear on a warrant and procuring or possessing a cannabis plant. At 5.07pm, a 25 year-old man was arrested for common assault in a domestic incident. At 6.06pm, a 20 year-old man was arrested for wilful damage and a breach of bail. At 6.15pm, a 16 year-old female was arrested for theft and take/obtain/use a credit or bank card for pecuniary advantage.

violence). At 9.44am, a 26 year-old man was arrested for contravening a protection order. At 2.47pm, a 44 year-old man was arrested for obtaining by deception. At 3.20pm, a 27 year-old man was arrested for theft and unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle. At 4.18pm, a 44 year-old man was arrested for an indecent act.

Saturday, February 11 At 12.39am, a 48 year-old man was arrested for threatening to kill or do grievous bodily harm and assaulting a female. At 1.16am, two 14 yearWednesday, February 8 old girls were arrested for disorderly behaviour. At 10.02am, a 26 year-old man was arrested One was also charged with assaulting police. At for receiving stolen property. At 10.40am, a 25 1.40am, a 35 year-old man was arrested for conyear-old man was arrested for travening a protection order. theft and a breach of bail. At At 2.15pm, a 26 year-old man 12.30pm, a 30 year-old man NELSON was arrested for shoplifting. At was arrested to enforce fines. 4.38pm, a 41 year-old man was At 1.25pm, a 26 year-old man arrested for assault with inwas arrested for assaulting a tent to injure. At 5.19pm, a 21 female. At 1.30pm, a 16 year-old boy was arrest- year-old man was arrested for common assault. ed for burglary by day. At 2.27pm, an 18 year-old At 10.40pm, a 17 year-old male was arrested for man was arrested for burglary by day. At 4.14pm, disorderly behaviour. At 11.50pm, a 19 year-old a 28 year-old man was arrested for assaulting a man was arrested for a breach of the liquor ban. female. Sunday, February 12 Thursday, February 9 Between 12am and 1am, two males, aged 17 and At 8.10am, a 41 year-old man was arrested for 21, were arrested for breaching the liquor ban. At assault with a blunt instrument. At 2.30pm, a 38 1am, a 21 year-old woman and 33 year-old womyear-old man was arrested for obscene language an were arrested for common assault. At 1am, a and using other threatening behaviour. 20 year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour. At 2.35am, a 47 year-old man was arFriday, February 10 rested and put in the detox centre. At 3.30am, a At 3.23am, a 30 year-old man was arrested for 42 year-old man was arrested for unlawfully bebreach of bail and for failing to furnish his name ing in a building and resisting police. and address. At 3.30am, a 21 year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour (likely to cause


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Cawthron tour fully booked The Cawthron Institute says it was overwhelmed by the response to their Open Day at the Glenhaven Aquaculture Research Centre on Sunday. More than 500 visitors of all ages and from all parts of the country and abroad showed up. At fifteenminute intervals, Cawthron scientists were kept busy escorting some fifty-plus groups around the site, where they explained the workings of the research work being done in the centre’s various departments. Visitors were also able to witness many real research projects in progress. And the response was very positive, particularly among the young, some of whom declaring that they “were

now hooked on science”. Locals said how proud they were that their city had such a prestigious institution in their midst. And others were so impressed by Cawthron’s work, that they signed up to be Friends of Cawthron. Jo Thompson, Cawthron’s community educator, says her phone has been running red-hot since the Open Day was advertised in Nelson Weekly last week. “It’s brilliant that people are so interested in what Cawthron do to contribute to aquaculture and the region. With so many locals wanting to take a look at the science behind the doors, we will have to consider offering another opportunity in the future for those who have missed out”


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Josh McMillan and organiser Phil Wright get ready for the annual Nelson Hospice Tug of Peace to be held in Richmond this weekend. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Peace tug heads to Richmond Tug of Peace organiser Phil Wright is encouraging Waimea residents to rope in their friends, colleagues and team mates for the annual Nelson Hospice fundraiser. The Tug of Peace will be held in Richmond for the first time in its 13 year history, following many years on Trafalgar St, Nelson. The last Tug of Peace was held during the Rugby World Cup, which was part of the reason to situate within the Tasman region. Sundial Square will be the backdrop with teams of eight competing to see who is Nelson’s strongest. Past winners have included the Tasman Ma-

kos, fire fighters, police and forestry workers, but Phil says the competition is wide open this year. He is encouraging friends, family and sports teams to enter. “We’ve got a trophy. It’s a hand carved trophy which will be on display and the winning team will get their names engraved on it,” he says. The event is free to enter but there will be raffles to help fundraise for the hospice. To enter, fill out a registration form from Farmers, Richmond Mall or download from the event’s website It begins at 12:30pm this Saturday.

An alien decade celebrated

The Wairoa Gorge hosted an alien invasion for the tenth year running over the weekend, making Alien Nation the longest running active outdoor dance party in the country. Close to 350 people of the alternative breed landed up the right branch of the valley for the tenth Alien Nation dance party. According to Moxely, a local DJ and crew member the name Alien Nation refers to anyone who has felt alienated from the norms of society, and the festival is a place where those people can come once a year and be part of a community. “If you feel like an alien, we welcome you,” she says. Unlike a number of other festivals with big name Alien Nation organisers clockwise from front left; Rosemary acts, this event is proud of Brownsett, Jackson-Maxwell Moti, Tomo Smith, Warrick Harunderground music. Psy- rington, Megan Smith and David Tait. Photo: Jonathan McKeown. chedelic trance, progressive, minimal and Techno are just some of the one of the most important components is creatgenres of dance music that featured over the four ing a safe environment to enjoy it in. The top of the south is a “perfect” place for outday event. The organisers describe Alien Nation as “a door music events, he says. “The location is a unique festival that opens new dimensions of the perfect fit for Alien. Beautiful weather and fanmind. Allowing you to see, hear, feel - experi- tastic people is the reason why we’ve been comence the primal music of New Zealand talent in ing back here for a decade,” says Warrick. a beautiful native environment along with care- Wairoa Gorge resident Peter Russ says he doesn’t fully selected Underground Producers and DJs mind having the aliens descend on the valley. “They don’t cause any trouble so I’m happy for from around the world”. Event organised Warrick Harrington says the them to get on with what they want to do. My festival is a place where people can relax and lis- daughter’s fruit stall might even get a few extra ten to some great music or dance all night, but sales,” he says.

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Hello again – February is now upon us and thank goodness we have had a very quiet start to it. Nothing more to report in the “silly things” area and having just come back from another Nana break in Christchurch I am pleased to report all is well there too! The photo this week will be easily recognised as the beautiful flowers of the Eucalyptus ficifolia. I saw this tree while walking down the Railway Reserve this morning and asked Johnno to take a shot as the colour is amazing. It always means “summer is here” to me when these lovely eucalypts start to flower. The bees love these blossoms also as the tree was literally humming as I walked past. We spent a lovely weekend pottering in the garden, bringing in our wood for winter and generally tidying up. The vege garden had a real makeover and replant and there was great excitement as the first of “Beryls” tomatoes was sliced on toast for breakfast. I should tell you a little about Beryl. She was a remarkable lady who became a good friend and I met her while working as a volunteer for the Foundation for the Blind several years ago. She was 93, blind and nearly totally deaf, still living on her own (with good family support), and was still a very keen gardener. She grew a lot of her own veges and had saved seed for many years from dwarf beans – they were very tasty – and from tomatoes that she and her husband were given by the Italian growers in the Wood area of Nelson about 40 years ago. I never could work out just how she knew when to pick things just at their prime. I was not allowed to do much to assist her but one season did help by taking and drying the seeds from a ripe tomato she had picked. This was the start of my tomato crop. They are a large, meaty, low acid Italian variety and are really the tastiest and sweetest tomatoes to eat. Every year I dry seeds on paper towels and produce about 24 seedlings. They are strong growers and produce a good number of

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Linda you are quite correct in thinking it is an Echinopsis Pachanoi. Also known as the San Pedro cactus. A: We opened quite a can of worms with this query for more information Linda so here goes…..! This particular cactus often goes missing from peoples gardens in the Nelson area so I have been advised to tell you not to have it on view from the street as you may well lose it. It has strongly hallucinogenic properties and I am told that after much boiling down and straining of the juice the end result is supposed to give quite a feeling of euphoria. However – it is very unpleasant, causes vomiting and other side effects which can be quite dangerous so this use is to be avoided at all cost! One good thing about this cactus is the beautiful flowers. They are short-lived as this helps the plant retain moisture. They are best grown in the ground as they lose energy when in a pot and do not do so well. They are easy to grow and if you cut them across they will branch out. They also are spineless which is a real bonus for a cactus. They will handle frost very well and really are worth growing as the flowers are quite stunning - just keep them around the back of the property!! I do hope this added information is all you need Linda.

fruit. Sadly Beryl passed away two years ago but her legacy of beans and tomatoes lives on. Many of the plants have been given to friends and neighbours and are now spread throughout Nelson. She taught me a lot and very rarely let her lack of sight and hearing stop her doing things she loved – we had long and very loud conversations over many cups of tea about all sorts of things from gardens to travel, family and food (she loved to cook). You will doubtless read more about Beryl in other editions.


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• Keep picking berry fruit, peaches (we have eaten all our fruit from the dwarf peach –delicious!) plums etc as soon as Eucalyptus ficifolia. they ripen to stop the birds getting them. • Rake up fallen fruit and leaves to deter wasps from hanging around. • Thin out fruit on apples, pears and citrus so that remaining fruits are spaced about 10-15 cms apart. This encourages more even-sized fruit and also helps young trees establish more readily. • Prune out the old canes from raspberries, boysenberries etc when they have finished fruiting and train up strong new canes to take their place. • Roses – continue deadheading and to help with the last flush of flowers, trim all new growth back by about a third. Keep feeding them and ensure they get good water regularly. Also keep a good eye out for pests on new growth. • Keep picking zucchini to encourage them to produce and take out the lower leaves from tomatoes to allow for more even ripening. • Do not put tomatoes in the fridge as they will lose flavour. Pick them when just turning and put them in a bowl inside to ripen at room temperature.

Q: From Judy in Stoke – She wanted to know why her cauliflowers were turning pink. “The seed was “Phenomenal Early” and it was from Watkins. A: I phoned Yates, (who distribute Watkins) and spoke with a delightful lady called Denise who told me the following: "They do not believe it is a seed problem. Good news is it is not a fungal disease or a pest. Genetic purpling can occur when plants are exposed to too much sunlight – they can either turn yellow or pinkish purple around the edges at first." They suggest keeping the head of the cauli covered with the leaves as much as possible and it should help the problem. If the leaves are turning purple as well they suggest you check the level of magnesium in your soil as too little or too much could be adding to the problem. Eat and enjoy your pretty Cauli – hope that helps!

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ACOB grab trophy in first year back ACOB made it two from two on the weekend, claiming both first and second division Twenty20 titles at Saxton Oval on Sunday. Athletic College Old Boys in their first year back on the Nelson cricket scene, formerly AOB, stood firm with a solid 126/8 at the end of their 20 overs. Englishman Jake Milton impressed yet again with 28 from the bat while Luke Toynbee also chipped in a real team effort. But that total was enough as they bowled Car Company Stoke/Nayland all out for 105 in the final over. Again it was a team effort with the ball, although having two spin bowlers seemed to play its part. ACOB coach Garry MacDonald says the club is absolutely buzzing following the double over the weekend, stating that they didn’t think they would be “anywhere near that” in their first year. “Well yes, we were obviously pretty happy

about that. We thought it would take two or three years before we won something, so we’re a little bit ahead of schedule.” The side has been built around Jake’s impressive and consistent batting displays. “He’s a marvellous bloke and a very good cricketer. Hell he’s been a godsend.” He was pleased with performance of his batsmen on a difficult wicket. “It was pretty dry. Put it this way, if we had got more than 135 we would have been more than happy.” Despite winning both grades, Garry says the club needs to mould a few younger faces, before being completely happy with the depth in the club. Old campaigners Gary Walton and Paul Brydon played a considerable part in the season. ACOB will now continue their one-day campaign which got off to the perfect start on Saturday, smashing Hot Mama’s Motueka.

COOLEY DOES IT: ACOB batsman Jake Cooley runs through the crease just before Stoke/Nayland’s wicket keeper Mark Douglas could get the bails off during the Twenty20 final on Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Nelson’s top midget drivers Nick Marquet and Nevil Basalaj couldn’t break Dave Kerr’s winning streak as the Christchurch driver edged to his fifth consecutive South Island Midget Championship at the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway on Saturday night. With two wins from three races Dave tallied up 28 points to edge out Nick who was two points behind with Nevil third, despite not finishing the third heat. Nick was left to rue points he failed to pick up in earlier races. In the first heat he was in second place with just one lap remaining, before being passed by Dunedin driver Gavin Wilkie in the final stages, which would have made things even more interesting heading into the final race. Nevil claimed race two with Nick again featuring in the second positive, one spot ahead of Dave. Despite being stuck at the back of the grid, Nick forced his way to the front during the final race only to be surpassed by the night’s eventual winner, keeping the title back in Christchurch.

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Rugby League legend and former Kiwis skipper Reuben Wiki will be the star attraction for the Rugby League Community Roots Carnival at Auckland Point The Nelson 18u Blair Cup representative team was in School this Sunday. top form to beat Marlborough 14-2 on Sunday to retain Reuben, along with Tasman Rugby the trophy. League, are hosting the day, starting with The team dominated from the beginning winning three a free breakfast and followed by coachout of the four doubles matches. Ashleigh Calder and ing, skills and drills, family activities Amanda Coeland won 6-2, 6-1, and the second girls and games and the opportunity to have doubles Laura Roberts and Hannah Waine won 6-0, 6-1. your photo taken with the Rugby League The top boy’s combination of Henry Neas and Ben Petley World Cup, held by the Kiwis. won their match 6-0, 6-4, and the second doubles comThe day is also aimed at encouraging bination of Aiden MacKenzie and George Harris were kids to give league a go as TRL and New beaten by Lee Harbourne and Josh Watson 2-6, 1-6. Zealand Rugby League continue to grow The girls dominated in the singles winning all four the sport in Nelson. matches in very convincing straight set victories. Henry TRL chairman Paul Lafotanoa says the continuing his recent form and selection into the Canday was fantastic last year and he hopes terbury team had a good win against Andrew 7-5, 6-3. families are keen to come down and Ben had a tough three set encounter winning the first set have a fun day out. "It's a really enjoyable 6-4, and dropping the second in a tie-breaker. Ben then day and the kids just love it. Reuben is took the third set and the match 6-2. Lee, of Marlborfantastic with them and last year they all ough, was too strong for Aiden and George at number went away with a big smile on their face. four won his game 6-4, 6-2. They not only learn the fundamentals of Going into the mixed doubles Nelson had the fixture League, there are a heap of other activiwrapped up but pulled out four strong mixed doubles ties for the whole family.” wins, all being straight set victories. TRL is running the Primary Schools The Nelson winning team was: Ashleigh Calder, AmanCompetition for the Simon Mannering da Coeland, Laura Roberts, Hannah Waine, Henry Neas, Cup again this year, kicking off in a couBen Petley, Aiden MacKenzie, George Harris. th February, Sunday 19 2012 ple of months. That was the final junior representative fixture for sumVictory School student Jakson Tarapipipi, 9, says he can't wait for the The carnival kicks off at 11am this Sunmer, however Nelsons top juniors are in full swing of School, Rd Community Roots Festival at Auckland Point School this day, February 19. For more information Rugby League training for Auckland the Nelson JuniorPoint Open coming up at theHaven email Sunday. Photo: Andrew Board. end of March.



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International riders set for local ride The third annual NZ Ihatove Adventure Trial is set to take place in 88 Valley, near Wakefield, this Sunday. The event attracts riders from all over New Zealand and Japan and tests riders’ skill, negotiating obstacles including rocks, sheer walls and tyres. The popular Goldpine Team Xtreme riders from NonStop Adventure will also be on hand to entertain spectators and play hosts to the event. The rider-friendly event is all about fun and participation, a recipe that has been working very successfully for over 34 years in Japan, the home of the Ihatove event, says organiser Stephen Oli-

ver. “The founder of the Japanese Ihatove event, Yasuo Manzawa is keen to see this type of event grow in New Zealand as it has become very popular in Japan. This event caters for all levels of rider which helps to give the weekend a fun atmosphere which is very well received.” Top World Podium rider, and multi Japanese Champion, Takumi Narita, visited NonStop Adventure as a guest of in the inaugural 2010 NZ Ihatove event held at Wakefield, with Trials legend Mick Andrew in 2011. This year Hiro Kimura, best friend of Mick and long-time development rider for Yamaha, is expected to line up and show his skills. He will join Japanese rider Ishi Yama at the event. Thursday will be a busy day for the Japanese guests as they no sooner arrive at Nelson airport before they are whisked away to be welcomed by NonStop’s strategic partners, the Tasman District Council’s mayor Richard Kempthorne and then Robert and Jane Eggers and their team at Goldpine. Sunday’s event is being held at Punawai Farm, 88 Valley Rd, Wakefield with signposts showing the way. For more information about the NZ Ihatove Adventure Trial and Team Xtreme visit Motorbike legend and man of many skills Paul Dowell makes his way up some rocks ahead of the NZ Ihatove Adventure Trial newzealandihatovetrials.php or phone Stephen at 545 1053. this weekend.


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Nelson BMX club members fresh from success at the the Wellington Championships. From left; Bradey Taylor-Jones, Jack Rawson, Logan Clarke (centre), Tasman Wakelin, and Glen Ogle. Photo: Jonathan McKeown.

The Nelson BMX club has a “promising” future as a team of five returned from the Wellington BMX Championships in Levin with a first overall and a number of podium finishes amongst them. The Nelson representatives raced in age grades from seven to 30 plus. Racing in the 11 year old boys grade, local lad Logan Clarke exceeded his national NZ4 ranking to win all four heats and the final to take out first overall. The feat was all the more impressive as Logan was racing against the number one ranked rider for their age group as well as competitors from all over New Zealand.

Out of the 180 competitors racing, Nelson’s team was strongly represented in the winner’s circle with Bradey Taylor-Jones getting second overall in the 16 years age grade while Tasman Wakelin also got on the podium with a third overall. Hamish Clarke, the club president, says they did fantastically well. “From the fact we’re a small club and have to travel to get experience at events like this, we punch well above our weight.” Hamish and all the other members encourage anyone who is interested in BMX to come down to the training at Tahunanui BMX track on Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

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mUlTiSporT: Nelson couple Richard and Elina Ussher made history at the Speight’s Coast to Coast over the weekend – becoming the first couple to win the title in the same year. The win is a fantastic effort by the Usshers in one of the country’s toughest and most iconic multisport events. crickET: Nelson’s Marty Kain probably dreamt of playing the starring role in helping win a national cricket championship. But that dream probably didn’t feature a bat. Marty, batting at number 10, hit the winning runs for Central Districts to beat Auckland in the one day cricket final on Sunday. His partnership of 60 off 27 balls with fellow bowler Michael Mason saw the Stags home with only four balls left. rUnning: With Buller over, athletes around the region will be targeting the Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon or 10km on Saturday March 17 as their next running or walking challenge. With over 125 already on the golden beach start line, Nelson Events are rewarding one of these, or anyone else registered by February 17 with an enticing Early Bird Spot Prize. For full prize details and entry forms visit

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Coming Soon Cost $25 Bookings essential Alan on 02102384140/(03)5432021 Stoke Playcentre Community family based centre for children birth to school age providing a supportive educational environment for families. 4 Ranui Rd. ph. 5477299, email or Stoke Toy Library is a not for profit community organisation that hires toys to local families at minimal cost. We are holding a Family Fun Day on Sunday 11th March between 11am & 3pm at Marsden Reserve (behind Stoke Memorial Hall). There will be a variety of activities available including pony rides, facepainting, bouncy castle, ferris wheel, sporting & art activities, entertainment, emergency vehicles, mini jeeps, cake stall, sausage sizzle, kids clothing/toy sale, etc. Our aim is to promote our service by combining an open day with a fun day out for local families. Victory Playcentre, fun, educational sessions for 0-6years. Monday to Friday 9.30am-12noon. 3 free visits. 255 Vanguard St, Nelson, PH 5480809. Nelson & Tasman MX-5 Car Club Meet WOW carpark 1pm Sunday 19th February for observation rally and drive to picnic spot. BYO afternoon tea. Queries Sandra 035286325. All MX-5s welcome. Conception or Contraception - It's your choice! Free information evening on managing your fertility naturally. Modern,scientific and reliable method. Monday Feb 27th. 7.30 pm at Bodywise. Ph Kathy to register ph 539 0644 kathy.hou@ Pregnancy Massage free fun hands on evening. Women at any stage of pregnancy welcome. Bring a partner and pillow. Tuesday Feb 28th 7.30 pm. Bodywise. Ph Kathy to register ph 539 0644 kathy.hou@xtra. SPORT TASMAN Club Recreation. 9 Cambridge Street, Richmond. 5443955 EASE in2 CYCLING: Mon 1:00pm Wed 1:00pm $4 CLUB50: Tues 9:30am, seniors, social recreation & outings. NEW member welcome $3 WALKING GROUP: FREE Mon 9:30am FUN HOUSIE with prizes Designed for those with special requirements, every Friday starts 10th Feb 2-4pm $3 Waitaki Old Girls' - Nelson Members are meeting at Alchemy Arts and Café, 92 Bateup Road, Richmond. on Monday 27th February 10.30am to paint pottery. Lunch to follow at 12.30pm Ex Waitakians living in the Nelson/Tasman area are welcome to attend. Contact Marie (03) 545 1441 (leave message on answer phone please) or by email: by Thursday 23rd February. Baby Gear Extravaganza Do you have secondhand baby/ children’s gear to sell? Nelson District Parents Centre is looking for stallholders. Tables are $20 each. Extravaganza is being held on 24 March at Masonic Lodge Rooms104 Nile St, Nelson Contact Bridget on 03 5444588 Pregnancy Yoga. All levels welcome. New 6-week course starting soon at Hot Yoga Nelson, 20 Nile St. West. For more info, call Jane on 021-069-8477." The Haven Community Centre: Come and train with us for the coming Weet-Bix Kiwi-kids TRYrathlon (on 4 March). Training sessions on Sundays 19 and 26 February. Tahunanui Sports Field. 10-11.30 am. Bring a water bottle, running shoes, swim gear and bike. Age 7-15. Free. Pro Rugby League Nelson Nines Rugby League Tourney, March 10th – Enjoy an action packed day of fun, entertainment and rugby league nines. For all ages – carnival atmosphere, family friendly, fancy dress

prizes, food stalls and beer tent. Info and tickets at Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – 4th March, Tahuna Recreation Ground. Open to anyone 7-15 years old of any fitness level. Participants receive a t-shirt, medal, certificate and breakfast. Register at www.weetbix. Entries close 1 March REGULAR EVENTS English Conversation Group weekly meetings every Wednesday 6.00pm in the main hall behind Trinity Church, Nile Street. International Students, New Residents and visitors very welcome. For information phone Bill Kearns 548.5844 Social Table Tennis Monday & Friday 9am - noon Monday & Friday - 9am - noon Wednesday Club Night - 7pm - 9pm$4 per person or $10 per family Bats provided Nonmarking footwear essential ph Stadium 5479479 or Karen - 5473005 Breastfeeding Support Nelson (LLL) Join us for our first meeting in 2012, Jan 31st, 1.30 – 3 pm @ Tahunanui Community Centre, Muritai St. Meet other mothers and babies. Free access to our library... Fathers, Grandparents, Toddlers, all welcome. For support ph Ruth 546 9029 or Michelle 548 6998 Waimarama Community Gardens learn about organic gardening (no charge). Working bee every Friday 4–6pm, hot drink afterwards. Composting working bee 10am12.30pm every 3rd Wednesday. 319 Brook St, off Tantragee Rd. Sport Tasman Club Recreation 9 Cambridge St, Richmond 5443955 $4 FITNESS EASYBEAT Mon&Fri 9am EASE IN2 EASYBEAT: Mon&Fri 11:15am SHAPEUP: Mon&Fri 10:10am SIT & be FIT: Fridays 11:15am Saxton Seniors Walking Group: Tuesday and Thursday - 9.30-10.30am, $4.00 This is social and safe older adult activity for those at risk of a fall. Includes a walk on our indoor all-weather walking track and a falls prevention strength & balance circuit, finishing off with morning tea. Music and Movement: a fun-filled interactive music programme for preschoolers and their parents with Morning tea & playgroup. Term time on Wednesday and Friday 9:45am at the Salvation Army, 57 Rutherford Street, Nelson - Gold coin entry. Contact 5484807. Isel House in Stoke is open to the public this summer from 11am to 4pm daily, Tuesdays to Sundays exclusive. Coming up: watch out for Music in the Park, starting next month! Veteran Badminton players (over 30) are most welcome to join us in the Stoke Hall, Main Road, every Thursday night at 7.30pm for recreational play. Contact Tracey 547 6460 for more information SIT AND BE FIT. Stoke Methodist church in the lounge. Neale Ave. Tuesdays 10 am till 11am. Donation $2 coin for Arthritis NZ.Phone 5464670. The Stoke Seniors Strum-pets Ukulele group is on. Meet at the Stoke Memorial Hall, Thurs 10-12. All levels welcome. Bring a ukulele and a sense of fun. Gold coin donation. Ph: Ruth 5472660 Friday Community Market, Tory St 10 am-1pm. For Sale: Fresh produce from local home gardens. Bring your surplus to sell! Ph: 5488403 MAINLY MUSIC Music fun for pre-schoolers & their caregivers Every Thursday, 10:30am held at Destiny Cafe - 75 Pascoe St, Tahunanui$3 donation + morning tea provided Contact Susannah on: 5486555 Tennis at Tahuna Drive courts. Saturday 1pm to 5pm tennis for all levels come along or contact Mike 5476562

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Absolute Beginners Argentine Tango Course Learn to move your body and your soul with this wonderfully addictive dance. 8 week course starts Monday 27 Feb, 6-7pm, St John's Hall, 320 Hardy St Partners not necessary but pre-registration is so I can arrange even numbers of leaders and followers in the classes. Call Anne-Maree on 9295811 for more info. HARMONY WORKSHOP Running over four Thursday evenings from 23 Feb this is an opportunity to unleash your vocal talent, brush up your vocal skills and learn to sing 4-part women’s barbershop harmony. Cost $40, includes free individual singing lesson (optional). To register contact Jenny 547 4354, or visit The Nelson Indoor Bowls Association is holding a Housie fundraiser at the Warnes Stadium, Songer Street, Stoke on Saturday 18th February at 7pm.50 Houses plus Superhouse. Free supper. Come along a support us. Contact: Linda Carrick 5449446 Mountain Safety Council Nelson 2011/2012 Programme *Intermediate Navigation 25/56 Feb, $50 *River Crossing & Safety 24 March, $30 *Outdoor First Aid, 17/18 March, 8/9 Sept 2012, $180 *Risk Management, 14/15 April, $120 *Outdoor Leader, First night 7 May, $310 *Outdoor First Aid Revalidation 18 Aug, $90 *Advanced Alpine, 25/26 Aug, $175. For more info visit training & select Nelson as Branch or call 547 2426. Have you got a couple of hours each week to help new refugees and migrants learn English? Training starts 28th February. Phone English Language Partners on 539 4848 or email FOOD BILL discussion/documentary evening with Green MP Steffan Browning. Tuesday 21st of February, 7:30pm @ cinema at rear of internet café, 53 Bridge St, Nelson. Contact Joanna Plows 545 9284 Baby Gear Extravaganza March 24th 9-1pm. Preloved & New Baby & childrens gear sale. Masonic Lodge Rooms 107 Nile St. Want to book a table call Bridget 5444588. Nelson District Parents Centre Fundraiser Boating Courses Day Skipper 4 Wednesday evenings starting 29 February or 2 days 12 & 13 March. Boatmaster course 5 days 12 to 16 March. Upcoming VHF Marine Radio & Outboard Maintenance. Contact Brian or Hilary Tear 5473513 boatear@slingshot. for course details and programme of courses for 2012. Victory Community Garden 2 Hour Workshops “How to” & Hands-on. We are excited to be able to offer a series of 2 hour workshops presented by Joc’ Winters, Community Garden Coordinator & other experts. Join us at the Victory Community Centre & Garden. For dates and more info contact Jocelyn Winters victorygardens@victory. or phone 546 8389 Cost is a gold coin per workshop + photocopying. We also have volunteer sessions on Thursday mornings 9-11am Playgroup, Bring you pre schooler along for a morning of fun and friendship at Nelson Baptist Playgroup, Thursday mornings 9.30am - 11.30am. 193 Bridge Street, All Welcome, contact Cheryl 547 6838 TOP OF THE SOUTH MORRIS MINOR CLUB Sunday 26th February leaving Motueka Clock Tower carpark at 10am. Interested in coming? Contact Julie 035473316 Trevor 03528884 by Friday 24th. Opening the Heart Meditations and presentation on enhancing our love and compassion. Course on Saturday 25 Feb. 9.30am to 5 pm. Nelson Hardy Street.


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Heatpump Servicing

hoME MAinTEnAncE


Your DRY carpet and upholstery cleaning specialist


Improve the performance and the life of your heatpump

Time for a

Spring Clean Call Greg Lineham NOW for an obligation free quote


In the home services industry since 1975 see my work...

0800 448 446 Steve Fletcher

pEST conTrol

Pave the Way


ElEcTriciAn Paul Dowers Electrical

Ph: 021 482 088 or 542 2328

Email: 4 Coach Pl, Brightwater

No job too big or small. All types of electrical work. Ph: 03 545 0030 Mob: 021 545 779 328 Atawhai Drive, Nelson E:


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Landscaping and property maintenance

Residential and Commercial

Call Geoff Sherlock for a FREE Consultation

Ph: 03 547 4969 Mb: 021 121 1006

Duane Whiting Contractors Ltd

Excavators, dozers & trucks for


Ph 027 444 3225 Fax 03 547 1075 E:



Nelson City Cameras

(Nelson) Ltd

• Huge range of pavers • Tree rings • Pear caps • Huge range of exposed aggregate • Irrigated garden edging with built in pop-up sprinklers

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C a l l 0 8 0 0 - 2 5 5 - 8 5 5 no w f o r a f r e e m e a s ur e a nd q uo t e .


Mobile: 027 544 4212 A/H: 03 545 0556


eco-friendly pest control

Honest Reliable Master Maste Honest Reliable Plumbers and Gasfitters Plumbers and Gasfitter Since 1915 Since 1915

T QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS Spiders, Ants, Flies, Fleas, Rodents etc

Sale ff

20% OFF

o 10% pavers

Jan/Feb only


Ph: 544 4872

Check out our factory display at 70b Vanguard St. Open every day except Sun 8am-5pm Ph: 545 8387

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

Quick - Efficient Professional

Registered Electrician

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W e c o m e t o yo u !

Fully Trained, Security Screened

Maintenence and Repairs

Nelson (Head Office) 136 Vanguard Street Phone: 546 6188 e:

M o b i l e C a rp e t a n d V i n yl S h o w ro o m i n yo u r a re a ! C a rp e t f ro m j u s t $ 1 1 / S . Q. M V i n yl f ro m j u s t $ 1 9 . 5 0 / S . Q. M

Quick Drying All Year Round All General Cleaning Professional Service

Domestic and Commercial Wiring

Dynamic Balancing Drive Shaft Repairs


cArpET & VinYl

Locally Owned & Operated

TEAching A Balanced Approach Building ALL the Literacy Fields Oral language, Reading, Spelling, Written Language



For Students and Parents Working the Literacy Sub-Skills for School Entry and the first year at school Claire Alderson - Specialist Teacher & E-Learning Future Proof Ltd 035482710 or 035464915

Small Small • Leaking taps & pipes Jobs • Kitches &Jobs Welcome bathrooms Welcome • Solar • Drainage Kevin Harris Kevin Harr

Passport photos Camera repairs VHS-DVD transfers 191 Trafalgar St, Ph: 548 9886


Work Place First Aid Courses February: 23, 24, 25. March: 8, 21, 29, 30, 31. April: 12, 20, 26, 27, 28.

Call NOW to register

0800 487 475 Corporate Rates Available

Ph: 543 8090 Ph: 543 809 TrAVEl


Travel * Windscreen replacements specialisT in... • tours, cruises * Stone-chip repairs and lodges * Fully mobile service • luxury & ‘we come to you’ adventure • cooking * All insurance work tours welcome 0800 2 AUTOGLASS (0800 228864) Phone: 021 555836


TUESDAY 14 February 2012


14 February 2012  

Nelson's local newspaper

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