Waimea Weekly - 15 February 2023

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Wednesday 15 February 2023

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Pressure mounting on homes for elderly

ANNE HARDIE

Elderly contemplating retirement villages are being encouraged to plan their move ahead of time as an ageing population adds more pressure on available accommodation.

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Village sales advisor Jacqui Clarke says there is a two-year wait for some units in the village, and though some people book years in advance, others avoid it

until they have to make the move. She suggests people put their name on the waiting list and do it before their health forces them to make the decision.

“You want to be making your own decisions, so others aren’t having to make those decisions for you.”

While retirement villages in the Nelson-Tasman region are under pressure from their own ageing community, they are increasingly accommodating people from other regions that have even

more pressure.

In Richmond, Wensley House general manager Jude Dellebeke says elderly target the region partly due to its appeal as a place to live, but also because it is cheaper to buy a villa or unit in a retirement village than places such as Auckland.

“They have more spending power here – they can have a life and go on holidays as well as having an apartment.”

In the case of Summerset which

has the developing Richmond Ranges, head of communications Logan Mudge says people have their names down for their preferred villa before they are built to ensure they get entry. He says elderly should be choosing a village with the full levels of care in case they are needed in the future.

In the New Zealand Retirement Village and Aged Care report released last year, nearly 350,000 people are aged 75 years and older and that number is expected

to reach nearly 833,000 by 2048. That will increase demand for retirement villages which are working on expansion to keep pace. Though 75 is the average age of new occupants in retirement villages, some allow entry as young as 65. At this stage, about 50,000 people are estimated to be living in retirement villages and by 2033 that is expected to increase to more than 80,000 residents. A

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What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

“It was at a Seeed concert in Germany. Even though it rained a bit, the atmosphere was so good it was worth it.”

“Stan Walker, I saw him at Nelson College and his voice is just wholesome.”

“I’ve never been to a concert, but I’d love to see Ice Cube live.”

“Fleetwood Mac. They are such an iconic band. I was so lucky to get tickets when they came to NZ.”

Pressure mounting on homes for elderly

further 20,000 elderly are currently in co-related aged-care beds.

Figures in the report show an estimated 24,544 new units would be needed in retirement villages nationwide by 2033 and development has commenced on about half that number of units, leaving a shortfall of more than 12,000 units.

Six companies run 47 per cent of the retirement villages around the country and 63 per cent of the total available unit numbers. Among the `big six’, 74 per cent have villages offering care so that residents can remain in their home in the village or facility in their later years, when they require a higher level of health services and support. As an industry, 65 per cent of villages contain an

aged-care facility. Only 103 of all the villages in the report had dementia-care beds.

Jude Dellebeke says the sheer volume of elderly needing care in coming years is going to increase pressure on the industry and she suspects authorities will keep people in their homes as long as possible rather than direct them to resthomes.

When it comes to care facilities, the challenge is not just the number of rooms but also the lack of nurses.

Ultimate Care Kensington Court village coordinator Angela Pidgeon says the village has independent, resthome and hospital care available, with the latter caring for residents that have been part of the village. But it cannot take on any more residents from the community for its care facility.

“We personally don’t take on

hospital care because we don’t have the nurses. We do keep the people who live here and become hospital care, but don’t take on

more.

“We definitely need more nurses. We only have one nurse on at any given time. We need one for each

shift, but we don’t have one for each shift. So we have people on call and our manager is a nurse who is on call all the time.”

She says the problem for the community is when an elderly person goes to hospital and is told they can’t go back home because of their health.

They then need to get more care within their home or find a space in a care facility, which can be difficult.

“Family members have to try and find somewhere to take them on. The only thing that will change that is more nurses.”

She says there needs to be incentives from government or training facilities to encourage more New Zealanders to train as nurses, along with opening the borders more for nurses and making it easier for them to get New Zealand registration.

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‘New level of depravity’ for op shop

JO KENT

When staff at The Family Store in Richmond arrived to work recently, nothing could have prepared them for the latest ‘donation’ left on the doorstep.

Team leader Susie Park says, as she approached the back door she was utterly disgusted at what she found.

“There was the biggest pile of human excrement you have ever seen,” she says.

“It was liquid and all up the back door, across the walls and on the

step.”

The staff were then faced with the grim task of cleaning up the mess by hand as they didn’t have a hose to wash it away.

“It smelt of curry with an undertone of beer. I can understand someone may have been caught short, but to do it all over doorstep of a charity shop is beyond disrespectful.”

Susie had no choice but to use the pan from a dustpan and brush to act as a shovel to scoop up the faeces and put it into a bin bag before bleaching the entire area.

“It’s sickening that we are put in that kind of position. This is a shop run mainly by volunteers but where is the respect? We aren’t a dumping ground.”

In the same week, a customer left a heavily soiled nappy in the children’s section of the shop.

“Someone had come in and either changed the baby here and left the nappy behind, or just walked in and discarded it on the shelf. It wasn’t even in a nappy bag and was so full of poop it was busting out.

“That person could have asked us

to dispose of it for them or we would happily have given them a bag to use to take it away.

“There is no excuse for doing that.”

This isn’t the first time the op shop has been in the spotlight as last year they experienced thefts of donations from their clothing bins and the ongoing dumping of household rubbish.

Along with empty cans, bottles and food scraps, staff had to sift through used baby wipes and even broken glass. They had no way of knowing what was inside the ‘donated’

bags until they opened them.

“Not so long ago, people were effectively using us as a tip,” Susie says. “And now they seem to be using us as a toilet. It’s got to stop.”

Despite the setback, the store has recently been inundated with quality donations, which Susie attributes to Christmas clear-outs and New Year tidy-ups.

“We’re so grateful to the public for all their support with donations, but these terrible acts really do undermine all the good we do. It’s taken things to a whole new level of depravity.”

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Back to school costs trouble families

ANNE HARDIE and KATE RUSSELL

Kristy Rowe from Richmond charity

Helping Families Nelson has had a fair few hugs in the past few weeks, from people relieved to find some of the school uniform for free.

The charity has been busy handing out donated uniform clothing in the lead-up to a new school year and Kristy says there is definitely more need as the cost of uniforms increases along with the overall cost of living. She says a new polo shirt and pair of shorts adds up to about $100 at colleges in the area and a school skirt is well above that.

“It adds up really quickly and comes up just after Christmas.”

A local mum of four, who wishes to remain anonymous, has spent hundreds of dollars on uniforms for the start of the year and another $300 on her kids’ stationery, which for her, has been “stressful” and “overwhelming”.

“My kids are five, six, 11, and 13. I have one starting Year 1, one moving up a year but at the same school, one starting intermediate and one starting college,” she says.

“This year I spent $396 on one child’s new college uniform alone, this did not include extras like the school-branded hat or shoes,” she says.

She spent another $65 to top up their intermediate uniform and had primary jerseys and tops to hand down.

“But I still needed to buy one hat and shorts for both which was collectively another $80.”

This amount did not include a device

needed for the child starting college.

“Luckily her father pitched in to get one, but in all honesty, I don’t know that I could have managed to get one if he hadn’t.”

Kristy says one of the challenges for parents is when students grow out of school uniforms in a very short space of time and need new items of clothing.

Kristy recommends School Uniforms Nelson Tasman on Facebook as another place for buying, selling, swapping or finding free items of clothing, while some schools have a system where parents can put money on to their account over the year to purchase clothing from the school’s second-hand uniform shops. Though she says some schools are considering closing their second-hand clothing shops.

Waimea College has its uniform prices online for parents to assess, with skirts between $140 and $165 depending on size, shorts $55 to $70 and a jersey $95 to $115.

Garin does not supply uniforms and directs people to NZ Uniforms Nelson which has general items online but not specifics for each school, making the cost hard to identify from the outset.

A Nelson primary school is providing every pupil’s stationery to help ease the financial burden on families.

Victory Primary School is picking up the tab on stationery packs for its 295 pupils - and at $30 per pack, that’s almost $9,000 worth of books and pens.

Principal Dan George says they introduced the free stationery initiative at the end of 2021 to support children

and their whānau.

“We are a school with our community at the heart of everything we do. Supplying

stationery is one less thing for our whānau to worry about at the start of the year.”

Dan says they use a portion of

their school donation scheme funding to cover the cost.

“One of our guiding principles is equity, so we supply stationery to ensure that every child is set up for success from day one.”

Feedback from whānau has been very positive.

Naome Mortimer-Green has two children at the school and says having them supply the stationery free of charge is “a blessing that most families would otherwise find very hard. It takes the stress off parents both with money and time. Trying to budget for daily living costs is hard enough now with everything going up including rent and mortgage rates.”

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Washbourn Gardens came alive on Saturday with a crowd of hundreds attending the Tasman Asian Night Food Fair brought together by Multicultural Nelson Tasman Inc. One visitor, Anne Stanley, says the setting was beautiful. “From the red lanterns strung between the trees to the children dancing on the stage and the families dancing to Zumba, the atmosphere was amazing. There were wonderful performances by the different cultures and the food was amazing. The best thing of all was in these times of such horrible global news every day, there were families everywhere, laughing, dancing, talking, and just enjoying some long-time-missed human togetherness.” Multicultural Nelson Tasman Inc says the event was a huge success. Their next big Nelson community event is on 19 March. see their Facebook page for more information and updates. Photo: Jo Kent.

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From left: Tiakiangaroa Teariki (7), Wyatt Maxted (9), Dan George (principal), and Kupa Joass (6) from Victory Primary School. Photo: Kate Russell.

Detectorist on the search for metal treasures

ANNE HARDIE

The best part about being a detectorist for Karl Borgfeldt is finding someone’s precious jewellery and in the past few weeks he has returned two rings to their relieved owners. Using his trusty metal detector, he was called upon to find a wedding ring belonging to an elderly woman who had lost it swimming at Kina Beach.

The previous week he found another wedding ring at Rabbit Island, that had slipped off an elderly woman’s finger. He has even donned a wetsuit in the past at Lake Rotoroa to retrieve a ring that flew off a woman’s finger and was picked up by a duck that then dropped it in the lake’s chilly depths.

In the Kina Beach find, an elderly couple were swimming when she realised her ring had slipped off.

Karl says, her husband lined the spot up with points on the land and paced it to the shore, so knew the general whereabouts of the lost ring. They found Karl on Neighbourly, and he was able to find the ring within 10 minutes, buried under sand at low tide.

“It was her mother’s wedding ring and her own wedding ring melted down and made into one ring, so it was very special,” Karl says. “I love doing things like that.”

At Rabbit Island, the wedding ring was lost on a Saturday and he found it in the sand the following Wednesday and was able to return it to the woman.

“I got a massive hug from her. She had been married 30 years and her husband had passed away 10 years earlier.”

He has searched the peak of Mt Arthur for a lost ring – once in snow and returning in summer – but was unable to find that one.

He did bring back all the metal rubbish he found though, like tear tabs off cans, bottle tops and squashed cans.

“Everywhere I go I bring the trash back home. Tear tabs can sound similar to silver or gold, so you come home with a lot of tear tabs and it’s cleaning up the area.”

The metal detector has a different sound for each metal, which usually helps sort out the interesting items from old pipes and metals of no value. Most of his detecting is around old houses, searching for historical pieces such as old coins.

His best finds to date include 1934 and 1936 half crowns and a shilling, which he says would have added up to a week’s wage for someone back then.

He also has a 1911 metal baby’s whistle/rattle which has its maker’s mark on it.

“For me it’s about older coins and saving bits of history.” But it is becoming harder to find ‘permissions’ to dig.

He keeps an eye on older properties being subdivided, where he can get permission to go in and search the area for old relics buried in the soil.

Karl says he is one of an increasing number of people getting out and about with metal detectors, with many joining Nelson Metal Detectorist on Facebook where they can find out where they are allowed to search and how to dig properly without damaging the site.

“The whole idea is to not leave a trace.”

He suspects social media and technology is leading more people into the hobby and the realisation they can find interesting historic pieces as well as someone’s precious item.

Flyover not for at least a decade

The Nelson Tasman Regional Transport Committee has been advised by Waka Kotahi that the $250 million upgrade of a flyover at Lower Queen St and bypass of Gladstone Rd is in the “long term” and would not be built for at least a decade under current Government policy.

Kingsland Forest set for facelift

Kingsland Forest behind Richmond is set for a facelift as one of the last commercial harvests in the reserve gets underway soon. Work is scheduled to start from midMarch as PF Olsen harvests in the vicinity of Lodestone Gully, lasting about three months.

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Gaffa’s mystery campover

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Murchison campers are looking forward to a weekend around the campfire in early March, with roast meats cooking in the cast iron camp ovens and marshmallows over the embers. But their destination is a mystery until they get there.

For 20 years, Kevin Lusty, aka Gaffa, has been seeking out the best camping sites for the Murchison Golden Oldies club who then invite the wider community to Gaffa’s Mystery Campover. Forty or more people meet in the town on a Friday afternoon, loaded with camping gear, and follow their leader to their mystery destination.

“Somebody back then decided we should have a mystery trip and I was nominated to pick a spot.”

Like he has done for the past 20 years, Gaffa is keeping this year’s trip a closely-guarded secret. In the past he has led his campers to isolated camp sites around Murchison valleys and as far as Wairau Val-

ley in Marlborough and Nelson Creek on the West Coast.

“You come across a lot of spots and think ‘that would be good’. You have to make it work for 40 to 80 people and one year we had over 90. This year’s camp will be one of the better ones because of its outlook.”

Becky Dodsworth has been a regular on the mystery campovers for several years now with her son and says it is a great family event where everyone congregates around a big bonfire at night, usually beside a river and surrounded by bush.

“Nobody knows where we are going apart from Gaffa. We just meet up at one spot and follow the leader. I’ve been to a few, and it is a different place every time.”

Gaffa used to spread fertiliser on farms around the Murchison area and Becky says he has numerous connections and a wealth of knowledge about the area to seek out the best camp sites.

Murchison Golden Oldies take charge of cooking at the camps, preparing roast meat

in several cast iron camp cookers on the fire to feed the hungry campers.

“Most of us are butchers or hunters around here so it’s not hard to find meat. Gaffa was a butcher as well so makes his own sausages and hotdogs for the kids. The kids get together and make bread in the camp ovens and we have marshmallows on the fire.

“We have music, eat food and drink cold beverages.”

On each camping trip campers take a drive to explore the area, and if it’s four-wheeldrive terrain, Becky says everyone piles into shared vehicles or jump on the back of trucks. Inevitably, weather does its own thing, but rain does not stop the trip.

“We had one time when it snowed during the night, and we had heavy rain. But we have big gazebos and just carried on.”

Gaffa says he has sought out 20 mystery camp sites over the years and next year it might be time for somebody else to take up the reins and seek out some new destinations.

More than 300 vehicles on display

for motor show

BOBBY NIJSSEN

After a long hiatus, more than 300 cars, trucks, tractors and a hearse are set to go on display for the Top of the South Motor Show. The motor show, which was once a pillar of the Tahunanui Campground and Motels annual calendar, is now hosted by the local Rotary Club.

Organiser Peter Glue says they are looking forward to bringing the revamped show back to Nelson.

“It’s more than just an event,” he says. “We also teach the

younger generation how to be safe on the road and to perhaps find a career path that involves them working, or being with, cars.”

He says they run the event to fundraise for local community projects and the Rotary Club.

Peter says the Motor Society Club, MG Club, Mini Club, Jaguar Club, Porsche Club, 4wheel Club, Radio Control Club and more will all have vehicles on display.

The oldest cars that will be attending are vintages dating back as far as 1900, including a replica and tribute car to

Bathurst 1000.

Peter is no stranger to classic cars, boasting a small collection himself.

“It can be difficult to maintain,” he says. “But surprisingly the parts are easy to find.”

A bouncy castle and 4x4 cars for the kids to drive ensures it will be a show for all ages.

The Top of the South Motor Show is on Saturday, 18 February, from 10am till 4pm at the Richmond A&P Show Grounds. The smoke-free event is supported by Repco, Super Cheap Auto and Fulton Hogan.

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Waimea’s associate principal begins a new adventure

ANNE HARDIE

Waimea College’s new associate principal, Natasha Hitchman, has moved from a school with 500 pupils to one of 1,600 and she is relishing the opportunity to build relationships with its students. She says the success of schools is all about relationships and she intends to be visible to students, including spending time among them at break times to get to know them better. It is one of the reasons she is excited about the school’s Ako programme which is aimed at aspects such as developing healthy relationship skills, wellbeing and celebrating success at all levels.

“I’m a really positive person and always try to see the best in students and try to problem solve to make their time here the best we can.”

Natasha left Glasgow in 1997 with her partner Hamish Morton - who is also a teacher - to take up teaching positions at a Masterton school. They moved on to Dunstan High School in Alexandra where she went on to become deputy principal. Then, in the last week of term last year, she learnt she had been selected as Waimea College’s new associate principal. Hamish also took on a teaching

position at the school for science and biology classes.

It prompted a hectic January, packing up house and moving to Richmond to find temporary accommodation while buying a new home. As stressful as it was, the timing was right. Their two daughters, Iona and Skye, had left school and immersed themselves in further study, leaving Natasha and Hamish ready for a new adventure. “We thought, ‘we are adventurers, and it is time for a change’. We love tramping, camping and kayaking, and knowing Waimea College was an excellent school, thought ‘why not?’”

As a family, they have tramped countless tracks throughout the country, including all the Great Walks in the South Island and Nelson Lakes back country. Family trips went offshore as well to Nepal, Malaysia, Cambodia, Bali and back to the United Kingdom. Next on the list, maybe the end of next year, is a trip back to Nepal.

In the meantime, she wants to get to know the school and its wider community. When her own children went through school, she learnt how much work went into fundraising to get to school events, but also the community spirit that it produced. She knows from experience the effort and

time parents give to essential roles of coaching and managing teams. Waimea College is her third secondary school in New Zealand in 25 years and she says students have not changed in that time, despite what people often think. “They are young people and if you show them pathways

and opportunities, they respond.”

Natasha says it’s becoming harder to engage students in learning that is relevant to them. She says it comes back to supporting them and giving them a sense of belonging at school. She sees that happening at the school with strong bonds between teachers

and students and opportunities to participate.

“I can see staff here go above and beyond in learning and support, and the opportunities for students are phenomenal.”

Natasha replaces Graeme Smith who retired at the end of last year after 23 years in the role.

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Ex Nelson council chief paid $270k from Tasman council after they wrongly signed off pool

ETHAN GRIFFITHS Open Justice Reporter

The former chief executive of Nelson City Council has been awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars after taking the Tasman District Council to court over what it said was an unlawful swimming pool – despite signing off on it twice.

TDC has been described by a judge as negligent for not only issuing the building consent and Code of Compliance in the first place - but not picking up the fact it was non-compliant on two subsequent inspections.

Keith Marshall and Louise Buchanan have been awarded nearly $270,000, after TDC twice signed off the couple’s in-ground pool, only to say it was unlawful when the house was placed on the market seven years later. Their lawyer says the total award is likely to be higher once legal costs are considered.

According to a High Court decision, the high-end, award-winning Wakefield home was issued a code compliance certificate (CCC) in 2006 - prior to the couple purchasing the property.

In 2008, shortly after Marshall was appointed the chief executive of Nelson City Council, the pair purchased the home via a family

trust.

The couple said they would not have purchased the home without the CCC, especially due to Marshall’s “reputational reasons”.

In 2009, the council required the property’s pool to be registered. An officer inspected the pool both that year and later in 2012, examining locks and latches on the home’s doors, which were deemed compliant. All was well until 2019, when, preparing for retirement, the couple put the property on the market.

A council officer came to again inspect the pool, finding it was not compliant as the property’s doors were not self-closing or alarmed. The couple wrote to the council expressing concern with the previous inspections. The council wrote back, advising them that the doors adjacent to the pool were not compliant with the Building Act. The letter did not state that the pool required fencing. The couple took the property off the market, seeking a determination under the Building Act via the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). In late 2020, the ministry determined the doors were not compliant and additionally, fencing was required. The couple complied, erecting fences around the pool.

The couple could not challenge the issuing of the original CCC in 2006 due to a 10-year limitation within the Building Act. Instead, they launched proceedings against the council in respect of the 2009 and 2012 inspections, claiming they were conducted negligently and because they identified no issues with the fencing. That meant they never had an opportunity to launch proceedings against the CCC within the statutory time frame.

At a trial last year, the council’s lawyer Simon Waalkens said during cross-examination of Buchanan that the council apologised for the incorrectly issued CCC.

But the council denied it had any duty of care in protecting the couple from financial loss as claimed. Waalkens submitted financial

loss as a foreseeable result of damage due to a consent or CCC being issued when it should not have been. But he argued the foreseeable loss of a failed pool inspection is not financial and instead relates to the risk of harm to a child who could gain unsupervised access to the pool.

The couple provided evidence from John Hancock, the chair of the New Zealand Property and Valuation Standards Board, who estimated a 25 per cent reduction in the amenity value of the property due to the new fencing now required around the pool, which he described as “architectural excellence butchered”.

The council’s own valuer deemed the loss of value at a lesser rate.

Acting for the couple, lawyer Andrew Shaw submitted that pool owners are clearly owed the duty

just as much as children under the age of six.

Justice Matthew Palmer concluded it was reasonably foreseeable that if an inspection does not identify a breach, the property owner would not be aware there was a breach. He also concluded the council did not take reasonable skill or care in undertaking the inspection. It was reasonably foreseeable, Palmer said, that remediation of a non-compliant pool barrier could affect a property’s amenity value.

Justice Palmer ruled the council was negligent in issuing both the building consent and CCC, undertaking the 2009 and 2012 inspections, and representations made to the couple.

A TDC spokesperson did not respond to questions as to whether it accepted the judgment.

“We have since made structural changes to the way we monitor swimming pools within the regulations. Beyond these points, the council is currently considering the implications of this decision and is not in a position to comment further at this time.”

Castle Trust Financial Planning is expanding to Richmond!

Castle Trust, which has provided Motueka with 13 years of dedicated financial expertise, has just opened the doors to its new Richmond office. Centrally located right next to the library, the financial planning team is looking forward to providing the same personalised approach and wrap-around service to its Richmond and Nelson-based clients. They’re here to help with your lifelong finances, from mortgages and investments, to KiwiSaver and retirement strategies. The team also offers guidance with personal insurances. As they see it, life traverses a tightrope, and insurance is a safety net – one that can sit high or sling low. Their Financial Advisers will be able to discuss your family’s specific needs – what you can afford in premiums, and what you cannot afford to live without, if your tightrope should wobble.

afforded choices,” she says.

Anna-May says that their insurance advisory services are free and come with the benefit of working with someone who has already read the fine print and knows the quirks in terminology. Crucially, they’ll also advocate in your corner when you’re at the point of needing to make a claim. “We’re here to make the claims process as simple as possible, so that our customers can concentrate on treatment and just getting better.”

Financial Adviser Anna-May Martin likens insurance to a lottery ticket that you buy, hoping your numbers never come up. An “imagine if!” scenario, discussed in a very different tone to the one you use when you’re fantasising about winning Powerball.

“No matter which scenario, if the numbers align and you’ve got your ticket, you are

The Castle Trust team works with many different insurance companies, but what those firms have in common is that they have good quality policies and, crucially in the moments when you need them most, they pay out.

A Tasman local recently emailed them after a heart attack claim saying, “I firmly believe we wouldn’t have where we are and have the choices we do without you advising and guiding us”. After all, that’s what the Castle Trust really specialise in – getting to know your situation and applying their professionalism and experience to safeguard your financial future. Call in to see the team today – now available on Richmond’s Queen Street.

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Cuppa for a cure

It’s been eight years since one member of the South Island Waimea soroptimists was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, so the fundraising theme for their project this year hits very close to home.

Secretary for the group, Annette Smith, says they choose a project to support every two years and this year is solely focused on ovarian cancer charities.

“Our club has had a bad run with ovarian and gynae cancer. Two of our members died and we currently have one lovely lady who has exhausted all treatment and her time is limited, so we are fully behind fundraising for such an important cause.

“With five to six women diagnosed every single week in New Zealand, we are aiming to raise awareness of the prevalence of ovarian cancer.”

Their next fundraiser is ‘Cuppa for a Cure’ with guest speaker Dr Kate Gregory, consultant medical

oncologist from Nelson Hospital.

“This project is raising funds for research of this silent killer, and any money we raise will be shared between K9 Medical Detection NZ, Cure Our Ovarian Cancer NZ and Talk Peach Gynaecological Foundation.”

The SI Waimea soroptimists recently donated $308 to K9 Medical Detection NZ, specifically for their ovarian cancer work.

The charity is training dogs to sniff urine to detect early ovarian cancer. Money was raised from member donations, and a raffle from an evening where the SI Waimea members celebrated the club’s 48th birthday.

They had a dinner that was followed by a viewing of ‘The Big C Down There’ webinar.

Cuppa for a Cure is on Saturday, 25 February, at 10am at the Holy Trinity Church on Dorset Street, Richmond.

Tickets for Cuppa for a Cure cost $15 and you can get yours by emailing siwaimea@siswp.org or calling 027 345 1092.

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Waitangi Day and Cost of Living

On Waitangi Day I reflected on how lucky I was as a young girl to spend time on marae, learning waiata and about Te Tiriti o Waitangi Because of actions of the Crown, many Māori people haven't had the opportunity to grow up knowing their own culture As a Government, our job is to keep working to correct these wrongs, no matter how long it takes As another Waitangi day has passed, please take a moment to reflect on the significance of Waitangi Day, and the mahi (work) we still have to do

A lot has happened recently I wanted to make sure that you’d heard about the measures we re putting in place to help people here in Nelson with the cost of living Labour is focused on the bread and butter issues that matter most to New Zealanders – and that’s why we’ve signaled a new direction for our Government and our priorities this year

We've extended the fuel tax cut discounted road user charges and half price public transport until 30 June 2023 We’re further increasing the minimum wage, lifting it in line with inflation from 1 April In tough times, it’s critical to support those who struggle most to make ends meet, and right now, low income families in our community need this support more than ever

All of these decisions show the new direction our Government is taking, as we deliver on our commitment to focus on the issues that matter most to New Zealanders in the here and now

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Study scholarship eases university pressures

JUDENE EDGAR

Sam Harman is used to working hard to achieve her goals, but thanks to a $3,000 scholarship from the Network Tasman Trust, some of the pressure has eased off when she heads to university next year.

“I was really excited when I found out,” she says. “I can focus more on my studies and use the money towards halls of residence.”

As well as being an academic captain at Waimea College this year, Sam has received class prize awards at either the Principal’s Prizegiving or Senior Academic Prizegiving in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

In 2021 she also received the Horoirangi taonga – presented to the senior student with the best academic results studying te reo Māori.

Associate deputy-principal Fiona Crump, who nominated Sam, says that she is a very capable student academically and has earned excellent results across her years of NCEA study.

“She is focused and driven; she works well independently, and

also as part of a team.”

In addition to her academic successes, Sam is an open water swimming regional champion and has held top 10 national rankings in swim events,

cess to health care, which is an admirable goal.”

Sam is going to be studying for a Bachelor of Science, majoring in medicinal chemistry and chemistry, at the University of Canterbury.

“I didn’t want to be a doctor but I was interested in the health field.

“I hope to work in a pharmaceutical research laboratory studying medicines and the effect they have on people. I want to help people and contribute to improving overall global health.”

KIND OF PERFECT IN RICHMOND:

There’s a new coffee spot in town and it’s “Kind Of Perfect”!

as well as being captain of the college hockey team. She also volunteered as a surf lifeguard for four years and tutors other students, both in and out of school.

“She has been a great contributor to our school and to the wider community,” says Fiona.

“Sam’s future plans have a focus around working to improve ac-

One of four scholarships awarded to students going on to tertiary study next year, Network Tasman Trust chairperson Gwenny Davis says that the trust established the scholarships in memory of Sir Wallace Rowling, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand who was also a Network Tasman Trust chairperson and a director of Tasman Energy. Other scholarship winners were Ella Patchett (Nelson College for Girls), Lucy Somerfield (Motueka High School) and Imogen Harris (Golden Bay High School).

More than 60 bridge players teamed up to raise $1k for the annual fundraiser benefiting St John cadets on Sunday.

Pictured is Leigh Gamby from Richmond Bridge Club presenting St John’s Geoff Roe with the $1000.

Right next to Richmond Town Hall (and the playground) you’ll find Kind of Perfect offering up a taste of Slovenia with espresso or Turkish style coffee and a breakfast, brunch and lunch menu that includes Smorns, Palacinke and Sweet Miske.

Kind Of Perfect will be open in their new spot Monday – Friday, 9am – 1.30 pm. Follow them on Facebook @ kindofperfect.spot to see their delicious offerings and keep up to date.

RICHMOND BUSINESS FACEBOOK GROUP:

If you own or work in a Richmond business, make sure you join us on the closed Facebook Group. Search Richmond Unlimited under groups on Facebook and request to join by letting us know if you work or own a Richmond business. We are hoping to get some more conversations going on the page and the ability for businesses to share content that may be of interest to other businesses in the area.

VENUE HIRE AT COFFEE ON QUEEN:

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Coffee on Queen is available for evening hire and offer a great range of food and drinks as well as a talented team to help your event run smoothly. So whether you’re hosting a corporate event, birthday, hens do, baby shower or something totally out of left field. Pop in and talk to the team and see what they can do!

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Second Hand Sunday

Sunday 19 February, 9am-2pm

Nelson Tasman region

Simply register online before 10am Friday, 17 February to be included on the list of participating addresses. See tasman.govt.nz/ shs for more.

Opera in the Park

Saturday 18 February, 5.30pm

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

High-profile performers Stan Walker and Annie Crummer are accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

5km Fun Run/Walk

Saturday 18 February, 7.30am-8.30am

Fittal Street, Richmond

Help raise money for Nelson Tasman Hospice with one of this year’s NBS Dancing for a Cause contestants, Rosie James. Everyone welcome. $10 entry.

Christmas campaign raises $42k for hospice

Thank you to the staff at both Farmers stores, our wonderful volunteers and all that gave in the region. Thank you for enabling us to continue to provide free specialist palliative care to approximately 240 patients & their families/ whānau a month in the Nelson & Tasman region.

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No stopping the Rolling Bones

Looks like you all having fun.

Jill Holmwood

Love this! Hoping the footpaths can meet the standard needed to ride safely.

Jacinda Stevenson

Mum and dad shifting to Oakwood’s was the best move ever. Gave them so much of their independence back. Look at her on her lime green machine, her face says it all.

Stop feeding Berryfield eels

They are kids - let them be kids. There a lot worse things kids could be doing. Just educate on what can and can’t be fed to the eels and put up a sign. This could be an attraction like other areas around the country.

Looks like Prashanti needs to pay a visit to the schools and educate those little arses who are throwing rocks.

Kittens and pups take over SPCA

It actually needs to be cheaper for people to get their animals fixed! We had our female dog fixed just before Xmas and it was expensive! If they want animal owners to be more responsible maybe make it not so expensive to fix them.

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Cadets earn their wings

JACK MALCOLM

Two lucky cadets from Nelson’s 23 Squadron ATC were given the opportunity to get hands-on learning last month.

Former Waimea College student, Caitlin Cameron, and Grant Bell, travelled to the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Woodbourne base to spend almost two weeks learning the ropes.

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Grant was selected for the power flying course, which is the theory and practical instruction of aviation, while Caitlin was selected for the navigation course.

With only 18 spots in Caitlin’s course and 36 in Grant’s for cadets across the country, the pair were incredibly thankful for the opportunity. While they did have to pay for some of the course, it was heavily subsidised by sponsors of the programme from the aviation industry.

“We calculated it and I used probably about $5000 in fuel alone. The aircraft I was flying was burning 36 litres an hour,” says Grant.

He paid $1000 for the course, which also included lodging in

barracks and use of the base’s amenities like the swimming pool. They were also fed three meals a day, with the quality of the food being a standout to both cadets.

Other highlights for the pair were the social aspect of living and training with like-minded cadets, learning new things and the opportunity to put what they’d just learnt into practice in the real world.

“It’s really cool when you get to go in the plane and see that it

actually works,” says Caitlin. “It was another opportunity to do something different. It’s not something you do in civilian life.”

Grant says his ambitions are to fly NH90s for the Air Force. “They do a wide range, including search and rescue. It’d be different scenery every flight.”

Caitlin says her goals are “slightly different”, wanting to pursue engineering as a career with ideas to be a combat engineer.

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Is the Monarch butterfly endangered?

ELOISE MARTYN

You may have heard rumours that the iconic orange-and-black Monarch butterfly is endangered, but is it?

The Monarch butterfly is one of the most recognisable butterflies in the world and although found all over the world the New Zealand Monarch is considered a New Zealand native because it became established here on its own. Scientists believe that originally they were blown from New Caledonia or Vanuatu to Australia, possibly by cyclones, and then some years later blew over here. Surveys by the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust indicate that Monarch numbers are declining, but our Monarch has not been placed on the New Zealand Endangered Species list. In June 2022 the Inter-

national Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), based in Switzerland, added the Migratory Monarch butterfly for the first time to its “red list” of threatened species and categorised it as “endangered” — two steps from extinct. Here in New Zealand we do not have the Migratory Monarch, our Monarchs do not migrate unlike their Northern Hemisphere relatives. If our Monarch numbers continue to decline then it may be added to the New Zealand Endangered Species list.

“There are many different reasons for our dwindling numbers, however our main one here in Tasman is the paper wasp,” explains Ian Knight, a Monarch enthusiast who has been raising them in large quantities for over 15 years.

Over the past few years, the Tasman and Nelson regions have experienced

an increase in paper wasp numbers. The paper wasp uses insects, such as Monarch caterpillars, to feed their young: this has impacted Monarch numbers significantly in the area. “Places like Christchurch that have a colder winter don’t seem to have the same problem with the paper wasp that we are having, which is good news for the Monarch,” adds Ian. Other factors for declining numbers are an increase in praying mantises who feed on the Monarch in caterpillar form, climate change and urban gardens that have been trending towards shrubs and grasses instead of nectar producing flowers or plants that adult Monarchs can feed on.

“There used to be a lot of wild swan plants around, from windblown seed, these natural places have been replaced with housing,” Ian explains.

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Monarch butterflies feed off and reproduce on swan plants, a type of milkweed, which was brought to Aotearoa by European settlers from Africa, likely by accident. The Monarchs survival depends on the availability of swan plants as well as a safe place free from wasps, praying mantises and pesticides. “

“With a lack of swan plants around, Monarchs can’t breed here and they have an important role to play in helping pollinate

many flowers, berries and fruit,” Ian adds.

The Monarch butterfly is the ideal insect for teaching children about metamorphosis - metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops, including birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal’s body structure through cell growth and differentiation.

“Butterflies are amazing, their life cycle is fascinating to watch.

I can’t think of any other insect where you can watch the changes up so close. It also helps that most children aren’t scared of them,” laughs Ian.

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sufficient climate variation in our small country to cause that urge, however they do seek shelter, often in groups.

When the air temperature drops below 15°C our local Monarchs will flock together in overwintering sites. Ideal overwintering sites contain shelter from the wind, rain and cold, have trees with rough bark surface for clinging to and having a nectar source nearby.

Two of our local overwintering sites are Isel Park and Washbourn Gardens

“The trick when looking for them is to clap your hands, this will stir them and you will be able to see them,” says Ian. “They are not hibernating, they do head

out during the day when it’s a bit warmer to have some nectar before returning to their roost.”

When spring arrives and the temperature warms up, the butterflies come out to reproduce. “Spring is a critical time for the species, those who have survived the cold find a mate and keep the species going into the next season,” says Ian.

These first eggs are referred to as the ‘first generation’, they are pivotal to the success of the Monarch as if ‘first generation’ caterpillars are eaten or taken by a late frost then there will be fewer numbers to create the second, third and later generations.

“Left to its own devices the Monarch will struggle to increase its

numbers,” states Ian.

Ways that you can help the Monarch are to plant swan plants in your garden, as well as plants that are rich in nectar, educate your children on the metamorphosis process so they will continue to care for these beautiful insects and protect your caterpillars from the paper wasp.

“Once you have a few eggs, cover your swan plant with a mosquito net or something with a small weave,” advises Ian.

By helping our Monarch we are helping protect our eco system, and we have a chance that future generations will have the opportunity to experience the amazing wonders that the Monarch has to offer.

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Rural issues get a voice through Stuart

ELOISE MARTYN

It’s great to have someone at the council table with rural experience, giving rural people and rural issues a voice. Not many other local council members have hands-on farming experience spanning decades. The reality is you can’t represent the rural sector adequately without having experienced rural pressures and issues first.

Stuart Bryant, Deputy Mayor of Tasman District Council and Lakes/Murchison ward councillor, has been farming longer than his council career. And that’s saying something as he has held his ward councillor position for 23 years, 6 months and 3 weeks. Stuart credits his motivation for his council roles to his rural family back ground which was full of variety, but with one consistent theme.

“Where ever we went people always wanted to discuss rural issues, I liked mixing and mingling with people and was interested in the issues they were dealing with.” Back then, Stuart’s family travelled the district extensively cart-

ing general freight, flour and distributing a large amount of stock feed. They also attended a number of A&P shows throughout the Top of The South, exhibiting their large white pigs and later Charolais cattle (big white cows).

“At every show conversations would pop up from farmers and growers who were seeking change around rural issues. I come from a family that likes to help and I was encouraged by that to try and help somehow.”

That ‘somehow’ came in June 1999 when someone asked Stuart if he would stand for the LakesMurchison Ward councillor position.

“I thought, if I stood, it would provide the community with an opportunity to really think about what type of person they wanted to represent them. I never thought I would get elected,” he says. “I hadn’t thought it through in great detail either,” referring to the logistics of running two farms and carrying out the work load involved in the ward councillor position.

The Tasman election, held mid-October 2022, saw Stuart

re-elected to the position with 381 votes more than his runner-up, Dean McNamara.

“It’s been a real boost to be re-elected, it’s encouraging that people have faith in me, I must be doing something right.”

The Tasman District - Lakes-Murchison Ward is the largest and least populated of the five wards in Tasman district. The ward stretches from Murchison, near the Tasman district border with the West Coast, to St Arnaud and across to Tapawera and then down to Wakefield. The ward has many rural residents and rural

issues.

“Roads are always a big rural issue,” Stuart states. Rural access is very important and Stuart understands this.

“Rural people don’t live on sealed roads with sealed driveways. They travel long distances and have more roading challenges than most realise.”

It’s issues like roads and rivers that are able to be given a voice at the council table through Stuart.

“There are so many rural issues and it’s easy for them to get lost in the urban pot,” he adds. Stuart is well connected to the community by being a councillor representative on a number of community organisations and various boards. Some good news is the recent crown funding from the Three Waters reform called ‘Better Off Funding’ which has created an opportunity to improve community facilities. The funding will enable Murchison to make significant improvements to the current BMX track as well as add a playground to the Murchison Sport and Rec centre.

“Our aim with this funding is to make existing facilities more us-

Fall Armyworm ‘not good news for south’

A destructive and unwanted plant pest has arrived for the first time in the South Island. The Ministry of Primary Industries are asking people to be on the lookout for it and to report any sightings - have you seen the Fall Armyworm?

The Fall Armyworm is a destructive plant pest that can feed on over 350 plant species, but by far their favourite snacks are maize and sweetcorn crops. They also enjoy asparagus, beans, peas, brassica, onions, kumara, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant and capsicum. It is called ‘armyworm’ because, in its larval stage, individuals gather in huge masses (‘armies’), which then destroy large crops. Farmers and growers in the upper North Island began reporting

larvae finds in September/October last year. Recently there have been three confirmed findings in maize paddocks on the West Coast, which is the first time it has been detected in the South Island. The number of confirmed findings had increased to 56 (as of January 14). It’ s arrival has arable and vegetable growers worried.

“The Fall Armyworm really affected crops in China when it appeared there, so it’s not good news to see it in the South Island and so close to our region,” says Stephen Todd, president of Nelson Federated Farmers and dairy farmer from the Tutaki Valley in Murchison. In the past four years, the Fall Armyworm, has caused extensive economic damage

across Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. “Many dairy farmers like myself have small maize crops so we need to be on the lookout.”

The Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity response is focusing on identifying key areas to understand the geographic spread and scale of the incursion. “This is a new pest to us; we need to do everything we can to control it, starting with reporting any sightings so we can work out exactly where they are,” Stephen explains. “Once it turns into a moth it can travel a long way each night so it has the potential to spread at high speed”. If you suspect you have the Fall Armyworm on your property, email FAW@mpi.govt.nz or phone 0800 80 99 66.

er-friendly for families and the community,” explains Stuart. For Tapawera, the funding will help get a feasibility study underway to assess the need for a physical community hub.

“All going to plan, these things should happen soon, hopefully this year.”

Wakefield and Brightwater have not been forgotten and also have allocated funds for a feasible study. The study will evaluate where the community need is regarding things like physical facilities and activities for all ages.

“Community engagement for this is already well underway, which is exciting to see,” says Stuart.

It’s the wide variety of roles and involvement that enables Stuart to examine rural issues from all angles and areas, it’s a lot of work and as Stuart puts it: “I don’t sleep much, but it’s important stuff.”

Rural areas are reliant on agriculture as a source of livelihood, the New Zealand economy is reliant on the future of our food systems. “I enjoy living rurally with a lack of neighbours and fresh air and I will continue to make sure rural issues don’t get forgotten.”

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Local History

The beginning of the Nelson A & P show

At a very early date agricultural shows were held in Nelson on Anniversary Day.

These took place in what was for many years a vacant paddock in Queen Street, Richmond, known to older residents as the Fair Ground. However, these shows lapsed about 1877.

stressed that it would be useless to think of holding a show until the following spring, so that there was a whole year to make the necessary arrangements.

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In 1893 the question of an agricultural show was revived, and in October 1893 a meeting was convened by the Mayor of Richmond, Mr George Talbot, to discuss the subject.

About 60 farmers from all parts of the district were present and it was unanimously decided to form an association to be known as the Nelson Agricultural and Pastoral Association.

The only danger was that the time would be so long that interest was likely to wane.

However, the members of the committee had other ideas, and at a fully attended meeting on 9th October it was resolved to hold a show in Richmond Park about the end of November and not later than 1st of December.

cles were in evidence. The crowd proved that a show, though without any of the gambling elements of a race meeting, was much more attractive to the people of this district.

Cattle were the weakest feature of the show, while sheep were the best class on the ground. There was an excellent display of domestic produce, Butter and cheese exhibits were very numerous and Mr W. R. May’s display of factory butter, bacon and hams attracted much attention.

The show was opened by Mr John Graham, M.H.R., who had been elected on the previous day, and naturally he was loud in his praise of Nelson’s first show.

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The subscription was fixed at £1 1s, and officers were elected.

This meant that the committee had just seven weeks to make all arrangements, so the members got busy.

cured and that the subscriptions amounted to about £2OO. Rules were drafted and it was resolved that the society be incorporated.

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At a general meeting on 25th of October it was announced that over 170 members had been se-

A series of committee meetings followed. It was announced that 2000 schedules (in sheet form) had been printed and distributed.

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A stalwart in the landscape and gardening community for 17 years, Bay Landscapes and Garden Centre have moved to an exciting new site on Artillery Place off Lower Queen Street. Owners Bill and Leslie Norriss, along with their daughter and the new face of the business, Jasmin Costello, look forward to bringing in an even bigger variety of plants to choose from and hopefully a few more different and unique options. “I want our shop to be full of a big range of beautiful plants to inspire and make people happy, and introduce more sustainable options for our business,” says manager Jasmin. “We will keep our great prices and site-made products. Our

A stalwart in the landscape and gardening community for 17 years, Bay Landscapes and Garden Centre have moved to an exciting new site on Artillery Place off Lower Queen Street. Owners Bill and Leslie Norriss, along with their daughter and the new face of the business, Jasmin Costello, look forward to bringing in an even bigger variety of plants to choose from and hopefully a few more different and unique options. “I want our shop to be full of a big range of beautiful plants to inspire and make people happy, and introduce more sustainable options for our business,” says manager Jasmin. “We will keep our great prices and site-made products. Our

new location has a loading area for bulk landscape supplies and a drive-through shop. I love that we make a lot of our own product like liquid fertilisers, composts and potting mix, and source most of our other product locally. We on grow our plants too, so that means they are climatised and hardened, ready for local growing conditions. We will focus on reusing and upcycling where we can, and our aim is to bring in reusable bags for our potting mixes and gravels and biodegradable pots for our plants.” Reflecting on the years that have been, Bay Landscapes and Garden Centre is very much a family business, with every member of the immediate family having worked there

new location has a loading area for bulk landscape supplies and a drive-through shop. I love that we make a lot of our own product like liquid fertilisers, composts and potting mix, and source most of our other product locally. We on grow our plants too, so that means they are climatised and hardened, ready for local growing conditions. We will focus on reusing and upcycling where we can, and our aim is to bring in reusable bags for our potting mixes and gravels and biodegradable pots for our plants.” Reflecting on the years that have been, Bay Landscapes and Garden Centre is very much a family business, with every member of the immediate family having worked there

at some stage, says Jasmin. “We have many memories revolving around it, and we are so happy to be at the stage where we can hold onto the business with relocating instead of shutting up shop.” Introducing a more comprehensive website is in the pipeline, which will include the ability to book deliveries online. “I want to really get the word of our business out

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to what it is today. “When the old nursery went out of business eight years ago, the site looked like it had been abandoned and my parent’s landscape supplies business suffered as a result. They decided to grow their own business to include a retail nursery, hired

to what it is today. “When the old nursery went out of business eight years ago, the site looked like it had been abandoned and my parent’s landscape supplies business suffered as a result. They decided to grow their own business to include a retail nursery, hired

new staff, and this is when things started to really take off. There was a lot of learning starting up a retail nursery, but we have learnt a lot, some from trial and error and a lot from very knowledgeable customers and staff.” Being based on a leased development site,

new staff, and this is when things started to really take off. There was a lot of learning starting up a retail nursery, but we have learnt a lot, some from trial and error and a lot from very knowledgeable customers and staff.” Being based on a leased development site,

the family are looking forward to the future security at the new Richmond location. “My parents have known of the potential development of the Bateup Road site for 15 years now. They have been on a month-by-month lease all of that time. It will be such a relief not to have the potential of ‘one month left’ at our new site. It’s been a daily part of our business and in every decision we made we had to consider that we might not be at the site for much longer. It might take us a while to realise we don’t have that hanging over us anymore, it has been such a long time coming! My parents are so resilient, and I’m just amazed by their positive outlook, hard work and business smarts. They have built such a solid business by being themselves, they are so genuine and quite hi-

the family are looking forward to the future security at the new Richmond location. “My parents have known of the potential development of the Bateup Road site for 15 years now. They have been on a month-by-month lease all of that time. It will be such a relief not to have the potential of ‘one month left’ at our new site. It’s been a daily part of our business and in every decision we made we had to consider that we might not be at the site for much longer. It might take us a while to realise we don’t have that hanging over us anymore, it has been such a long time coming! My parents are so resilient, and I’m just amazed by their positive outlook, hard work and business smarts. They have built such a solid business by being themselves, they are so genuine and quite hi-

larious in their interactions with each other and customers. We have some very loyal, long-time regular shoppers and they just love them.” Jasmin thrives on hard work and a passion for the outdoors, saying, “Seeing the difference a day in the garden can make for your well-being and the sense of accomplishment it creates, growing your own food and reaping the rewards, that's what drives my passion for the business. I love hearing customers

larious in their interactions with each other and customers. We have some very loyal, long-time regular shoppers and they just love them.” Jasmin thrives on hard work and a passion for the outdoors, saying, “Seeing the difference a day in the garden can make for your well-being and the sense of accomplishment it creates, growing your own food and reaping the rewards, that's what drives my passion for the business. I love hearing customers

successes and I love it even more when they bring the produce instore, home-grown food is the best food!” Officially opening on Saturday, February 18th, Bays Landscapes and Garden Centre will be celebrating with 20% off everything - and Bill on the BBQ doing a sausage sizzle. They look forward to welcoming everyone to their new location and continuing to provide the same friendly service that locals have enjoyed for many years.

successes and I love it even more when they bring the produce instore, home-grown food is the best food!” Officially opening on Saturday, February 18th, Bays Landscapes and Garden Centre will be celebrating with 20% off everything - and Bill on the BBQ doing a sausage sizzle. They look forward to welcoming everyone to their new location and continuing to provide the same friendly service that locals have enjoyed for many years.

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Continuing a tradition that is over a century old, the Murchison A&P Show is set to impress on Saturday, February 18, with its two-day equestrian event, and plenty of old favourites to keep the whole family entertained.

Peter Brooker and his wife Margaret have been involved with the event for many years, including help with the trade and shearing side of things. The couple answered an advert for help with the committee two years ago with Peter consequently elected as A&P committee chairman a year later. Travelling over forty kms to attend, the couple have hardly missed a show in over fifty years and look forward to seeing the event come to fruition for 2023. “We really enjoy being a part of it and it is great to watch everything come together, and things finally get underway. With last year's show the committee was adamant to continue, and we spent a lot of time pondering our options, but ultimately we made

Peter Brooker and his wife Margaret have been involved with the event for many years, including help with the trade and shearing side of things. The couple answered an advert for help with the committee two years ago with Peter consequently elected as A&P committee chairman a year later. Travelling over forty kms to attend, the couple have hardly missed a show in over fifty years and look forward to seeing the event come to fruition for 2023. “We really enjoy being a part of it and it is great to watch everything come together, and things finally get underway. With last year's show the committee was adamant to continue, and we spent a lot of time pondering our options, but ultimately we made

the right call not to go on. Now the show is back in action, we are all go. Entries are flooding in, trade site bookings are filling up fast, and the equestrian event has some really wonderful entries coming into the show. With two days of competition, camping and socialising, the equestrian people especially are looking forward to a fantastic weekend.” Held at

the right call not to go on. Now the show is back in action, we are all go. Entries are flooding in, trade site bookings are filling up fast, and the equestrian event has some really wonderful entries coming into the show. With two days of competition, camping and socialising, the equestrian people especially are looking forward to a fantastic weekend.” Held at

Murchison Sport, Recreational and Cultural centre, Peter says the team is grateful to have such a wonderful space to host the annual show. Peter says he is just one of an amazing team of people who help organise the event. “The committee start to plan the show in earnest in July and August. That is when we start to make sure all of the boxes are ticked. I would like

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Continuing a tradition that is over a century old, the Murchison A&P Show is set to impress on Saturday, February 18, with its two-day equestrian event, and plenty of old favourites to keep the whole family entertained.

to thank our volunteers and our sponsors, who, obviously, without their support and input we wouldn’t have a show.” Staying true to tradition, Peter says there will be plenty of long-standing popular attractions including woodchopping, shearing events, dog, beef and dairy entries, equestrian competitions on Saturday and Sunday, kids rides, trade

stalls, food stalls, live music and regular sideshow attractions. “Probably not a lot has changed over the last 100 or so years. George Sturgeon does a great job attending the circuit with his entertainment, we have a lovely lady from Westport providing live music. We have the shearing events still taking place over 100 years down the line, and that section

in my opinion is one of the best across the region. A variety of trade displays come and go but the crafts, hobbies, flowers, vegetables and baking sections have stayed true to form.” From the very best beans, and finest preserves, a perfect photo or painting, or beautiful eggs produced by a prized fowl - there really is a category for everyone from first time entrants or previous winners. “Setting up the shed section on the Friday is a huge undertaking and we always welcome volunteers who would like to help out. Judy Peacock and Erice Thomas are both long-serving members of the committee and do a wonderful job getting everything setup for the show. If people would like to pop down and give them a helping hand, I imagine Judy and Erice would be very pleased to see them.” Mark Saturday, February 18th, in your diary for another fun and exciting family day out! Murchison 102nd A&P Show – located at Murchison Recreational and Cultural Centre, 34 Hampden Street, Murchison.

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In business for over 25 years, the experienced and professional FFP Nelson Marlborough Fire team pride themselves on reliable technical advice and quality on all of their installations.

Co-directors Kirstin Smith and Thorben Hoffschneider say it is the knowledge that the work they put into the community can help save someone’s life, and their property, is what drives their passion for the sector.

Kirstin has been with FFP Nelson Marlborough Fire for more than 25

years, Thorben since 2017. Complementing each other's strengths perfectly, the impressive duo purchased the business in 2020 and continue to provide a trusted, reputable, leading company for fire protection services.

Attributing to the success of the business are their amazing team and clients, says Thorben.

“Without this bunch of amazing people working together, and with such strong company values and great professional can-do attitude, we could not make it this far.”

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Modernising the fleet has helped to improve their coverage of the Top of the South, reinforcing the local FFP Nelson Marlborough team in Blenheim. This has enabled them to provide high profile organisations and businesses in Nelson and Blenheim with the installation of full fire protection systems and equipment sales, systems testing and mainte-

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The undertaking of some massive projects across the districts include installing fire protection systems in the new terminal at Nelson Airport and in the Control Tower, Countdown Richmond, Summerset Richmond, Nelson Hospice, the Manuka Street Hospital Extension, Nelson Marlborough Hospital Dialysis Building, Oceanview Apartments, Green Gables Rest home in Nelson, Golden Bay Fruit Ltd, K-Mart Blenheim, Talley’s Mussel Factory and Clearwater

Mussels Ltd in Havelock, also projects at Drylands Winery and the extensions of Two Rivers Winery and Churchill Trust Hospital.

“Currently we are working on the extension of the Redwood Retirement Village, which is a business part of the Oceania Group.

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With a total of nineteen fully trained and experienced staff on hand who are exceptionally competent to work on many different fire protection systems, Thorben says they are immensely proud of their team. “They are problem solvers with a ‘can do’ attitude to get any job done. We are a local company specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of commercial and residential fire protection systems and BWOF management.

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For more than 35 years, Star Moving and Distribution has provided a professional home and furniture removal service founded on reliability, security, and friendliness. With branches in Nelson, Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, Star Moving take the stress out of moving by going that extra mile every time. A longstanding, locally owned company, Star Moving’s Nelson office is located at 178b Tahunanui Drive. Pop in and talk to the friendly, professional team who can help you with everything related to your move, from furniture and contents prepacking, loading, and unloading, to unpacking, storage and transit insurance.

If you require packing, Star Moving and Distribution provide trained packers who carefully wrap precious belongings in the most secure way possible. Whether it’s tube-wrapping crystal stem glasses or hanging suits in wardrobe cartons, Star Moving can do it all. The company also specializes in Piano, Grand Piano, Safe and Heavy Item moving, utilizing tail lifts and specialized equipment. All furniture and stored belongings are carefully itemised and containerised for protection and security. If you are relocating to another house, Star Moving will blanket-wrap all home furniture and effects and they will be securely stowed in a carpetlined pantechnicon for travelling in the most safe and secure man-

ner possible. Household furniture and beds are placed in your new home where they are set up ready for use. To save clients time, Star Moving also offer an unpacking service, and if you need storage the company provide export-approved fire and burglar-protected storage warehouses in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Nelson.

With a fleet of modern trucks and regular service runs throughout NZ, Star Moving and Distribution fully cater to daily and weekly freight services throughout the country which also works well for commercial customers, students, and Trade Me sales. To further assist with the home removal process, Star Moving kindly provides planning tips and materials should you choose to pack your home contents yourself. Contact them to discuss your requirements or book a home visit and written quote. Phone 03 548 6667 or email nelson@starmoving.co.nz. Owner Stuart: Phone 027 439 2580 or email stuart@ starmoving.co.nz. For a ball park estimate, visit our website: www. starmoving.co.nz

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It was all go at the Tāhunanui beach courts over the weekend as some of the best volleyballers in the country were put to the test. A forecast of rain didn’t dampen the spirits as conditions turned out picture-perfect for the first and only South Island stop of the four-leg G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour. After three days of competition, tournament favourites and Commonwealth Games athletes Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley asserted their New Zealand dominance in a two-set final over Olivia Macdonald and Julia Tilley (21-10, 21-8). In the men’s draw, Tom Reid and Jack McManaway battled through adversity and cramping to come out victorious over Brad Fuller and Alani Nicklin in a three-set thriller that re-

quired extra points to decide (21-18, 23-21, 19-17).

It was the first time the pair had played with each other, and they worked well together to take out the top spot in front of the local fans.

Nelson-raised hopeful Giles Black fell just short of his goal of making the finals with his teammate Josh Tiplady, battling to a two-set loss in a tough semi-final against the eventual winners (21-19, 21-16).

Nelson-based Holly Chandler, teaming up with high-schooler Kaia Buckley, finished 10th after a three-set game (24-26, 21-19, 15-11), having earned one win from their three games on Saturday. Hometown heroes also featured in the premier men’s fight for placings, with Sean Thurlow teaming up with Auckland’s Anton Tepstov in a two-set loss to also finish 10th (21-13, 21-17).

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CHAMPIONSHIP

Harwood makes a successful return to Super Stocks

Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway ran their club championships for Super Stocks, Production Saloons, Streetstocks, Side Car and Quarter Midget grades over the weekend.

The big noting point was the return of Shane Harwood in the 693n Super Stock. Having retired a few years ago, it was a blast from the past that was raising eyebrows. Shane had jumped in the 693n after regular driver Ben Smith was out with an injury. Having not raced for several seasons, it didn’t take long to get to grips in the still-being-tested machine.

It gave the “brains trust” vital info as to what the car can do with anther pilot behind the wheel.

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WIth a 22 point lead going into the final round, Tyler will have room to wriggle in the final round.

The Streetstocks had a couple of weeks off before things started to get hectic again.

Steve Soper, 3nz, continuing his form by picking up the club champs from Ryan Musgrove and Perry Soper.

A three-way tie going into the final heat between Steve, Ryan and Cody McCarrison made for an exciting final heat, but it was Steve taking the win and title with Ryan finishing 3rd to be runner-up, while Cody didn’t get across the line to finish.

The Production Saloon club champs also had a three-way tie going into the final heat.

Eddie Frans, Vaughan Cornelius and Dave Leitch all tied on 11 points, with Abbey Carter just a point behind.

The final heat saw Vaughan take the win and the title from Eddie who finished 2nd. Abbey Carter jumped into 3rd spot overall after Dave finished in 5th spot in the final heat.

Nelson’s Ian Burson finished 4th overall at the NZ Super Saloon title in Dunedin after leading the points going into the final heat, not a bad effort after getting a new engine two weeks ago and a changed setup, while having not raced the car in over a year.

Shane won the first heat, finished 3rd in the second heat, before a winning the third heat after an incorrect white flag incident caused a few issues with the finishing order.

Brett Nicholls had led the points going into the final heat only for the white flag incident to mar the title races.

Brett finished a point behind with Ben Taylor in 3rd overall. A change of owners of the 87n machine saw Mick Eden now behind the pedal in the distinctive Jared Gray machine. The second of three instalments of the club T.Q. champs saw Christchurch’s Tyler Warnock extend his lead over locals Dylan Bensemann and Jonti Austin.

John Schoester took out the feature race but a non-start in the first heat cost dropped him

The South Island title is here in Nelson in April while the Nelson Knights head south in a few weeks to do battle in Christchurch.

It took a run-off to decide the Side-car club title with Brent Steer and Wade Thorn prevailing over the Martin team of Rob and Harley.

Adie Drake and Sam Kingsbury were 3rd, a couple of points back.

The Side-cars have had a couple of meetings south but were happy to get some home track time as the season winds down.

The Quarter Midget club title went to Canterbury’s Jack Brownlees, with locals Locky Martin and Conley Webley filling the podium. Conley picked up the first heat win with Jack the next two while Locky finished second in all three of his races.

Locky leads the Mike Greer South Island series.

Callum Russ ended his Youth Ministock career qualifying for the Championship group at M.I.P. in Rotorua, good points in heat one undone after he joined a multiple number of drivers bending bumpers on the notorious turn 2 wall.

The South Island title calendar month begins next week with the Super Stocks racing for their S.I. title.

Shane Harwood, Alex Hill and Brett Nicholls are all previous winners.

Ian Clayworth last won the title 30 years ago, it would be a huge gap between drinks if he could claim another.

North Island speedster Quinn Ryan is visiting, while a lineup from Canterbury will include veteran Pete Field, the Berry brothers and a possible ex-1nz if the car gets fixed in time. The next home meeting is the Harper Builders South Island Superstock Championship on 18 February.

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NELSON MALE VOICE CHOIR invites keen male singers to join us at rehearsals at the Reformed Church Nelson, Enner Glynn,. Monday evenings at 6.45 pm. Contact John Foes-Lamb on 021 682 776 for more details.

ELYSIUM WIDOW AND WIDOWERS GROUP meet each Monday for coffee and friendship at Oxford St Cafe at 10am. New members welcome. Phone Margaret 027 2600 748

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GOLF CROQUET TOURNAMENT 2023 Mondays: 13, 20, 27 Feb. , & 6 March 5.30 – 7.30pm

Come along & have fun. No experience necessary, practice times will be available. Teams of two. Light meal provided. Cost $5 per pp Registration, $5 pp each night for food. Sponsor Nelson Pine Industries. Brian Smith 0211429170 for more details.

TUESDAYS

NELSON 50+ WALKING GROUP

Tuesday February 21. Rough Island Ramble. Meet at 9.45am at Rough Island near the main road. BYO lunch. Phone Jenny 027 3463319

BEGINNERS CLASSES SCOTTISH COUNTRY

DANCING, Tuesday Feb 21st and 28th at 7.30pm

$5 per night. Stoke Methodist Church Hall, 94 Neale Ave. Stoke Casual wear and soft shoes. Contact Christine 5440902 or Pam 021 141 8989

NZ CHRISTIAN WRITERS NELSON GROUP. Tuesday 21 Feb in Richmond Baptist Church Lounge. 1-4pm. Open to writers at all stages from wanna-be writers to published authors of all ages

and whatever genre you use. For details please contact Kay 0275476777 or kaypeterson4@xtra.co.nz.

WELLBY TALKING CAFÉ: 1.30pm -3pm, Tuesday 14th February 2023, Richmond Library.

Wellby Talking Cafés are about social connection and finding out about groups, activities and services. www.wellby.org.nz 03 5467681.

LINEDANCING BEGINNERS.Warnes Hall Songer St Stoke by vet clinic. TUESDAYS starting Feb 7th 8 .45. Free morning tea. Soft shoes. Just arrive orpg 0274 491 569 Diane. We are a caring Community.

WEDNESDAYS

CAKE DECORATORS holding their first meeting on Wedn 15 Feb starting at 6:30pm. We are putting 3 sugar flowers and leaves into a spray. New members are welcome. Contact Desiree. 0276302359.

WAIMEA HARRIERS: Sharland Cycles 5k fun run andwalkfromClubWaimea,RichmondWednesday

February 15th. Everyone and all abilities welcome. 6pm start. See website for details. PH 022 372 9432.

CENTRAL GARDEN CLUB meets every second wednesday of the month 1.30pm at stoke methodist church hall, Neale Ave Stoke. Guest speakers and afternoon tea new members most welcome contact : lynn or bob 5418468

TASMAN TRACKIES CYCLING SAXTON VELODROME - Champion Rd, Richmond. Track racing Wednesdays 10am -11.30am through Summer. Track bikes free of charge, road or mountain bikes can be used. Riders at all levels & ages, Social coffee & chat after at local café – ZINK, Contact: Murray Cameron 0276450033. murray.r.cameron@xtra.co.nz

DEADLINE: MIDDAY FRIDAY - 30 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLYPLEASE

NELSON NEWBIES, coffee morning every Wednesday 10:30 - 11.30 a.m. at Deville’s Cafe, 22 New St. Want to get out and meet people? Join us for coffee and chat. New people are always welcome. Ph: Clive 021 205 4731. 205 4731

THURSDAYS

TAICHI IN RICHMOND: TThursdays 10am12.00. Stillness, breath, movement. Quiet Heart Tai Chi, Holy Trinity Church, Dorset Street. Donation. Contact Merrick. Email; quiet.heart.tai. chi@gmail.com Ph 0210636620. All welcome

RICHMOND WELCOME GROUP: Want to make new friends join a friendly group for coffee & a chat.10am on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at Paragon Cafe Langdale Drive Richmond . Ansley /Phillip 5410 350 0272212943.

FRIDAYS

NEW RICHMOND MOBILITY SCOOTER

CLUB. Do you have a mobility scoooter or thinking of buying one? A new mobility scoooter club in Richmond is looking for members. We want to encourage friendship, education, & advocacy amoungst our Richmond mobility scoooter comunity. First meeting Friday 27 Jan. 10am at the Richmond Library. Mike Rodwell 027 486 9955. SONGBIRDS LADIES CHOIR New female singers welcome. Rehearsals Friday morning in Stoke. If you enjoy singing and can hold a tune, please give me a call. Ph Mary 5448232 or 0211334805

SATURDAYS

QUALITY CRAFTS NELSON at Richmond

Baptist Church 123 Salibury Rd, Saturday 18

Feb 8am – noon. Walk through the Boot Market to the Church Lounge to find us. We have a wide selection of quality local handmade crafts with something suitable for everyone!

Contact Kay 0275476777 for further details

CAR BOOT MARKET Richmond Baptist Church, 123 Salisbury Road Saturday 18th February

8am-Noon stall holders from 6.30am. Heaps of bargains, yummy food and free coffee. Facebook

–“RBC Bootmarket” Contact: Mark 0224695367.

STOKE MONTHLY MARKET, Methodist church lawn, 18 February 9.00 am to noon.

Phone 9276130 to book site. Supporting Nelson Hospital Chaplaincy and LifeLInc

RICHMOND TENNIS CLUB - Gladstone Road

Social hit for members and non-members

Saturday afternoons All levels of ability welcome. 1.30pm onwards. Contact 0274872480.

NELSON MINIATURES CLUB monthly meeting Saturday 18th February 10am-3pm Tahunanui Community Hub. Come along and join this friendly group. Monthly workshops. All equipment provided. $5 for non members.

SUNDAYS

SundayMeditation–everySunday10am–11.30am, plusfreevegetarianlunch.Allwarmlywelcome, forall agesandwalksoflife.ChandrakirtiMeditationCentre. 289 Sunrise Valley Rd, Upper Moutere. 03 5432021

IN GENERAL

WAIMEA MENZSHED - catering for the interests, health and well-being of men since 2010.

The shed is open Monday - Friday at Richmond Park, 384 Lower Queen St. Inquiries: mens. shed.waimea@gmail.com 027 282 0185.

SENIOR MOBILITY CLASSES Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10.30am at the Wanderers Community Gym 12 Charlotte Lane, Brightwater. $2 donation. Improving balance, mobility & independence among our aging populations (55+). Contact James Cooper for info: 021 044 1526.

CAKE DECORATORS invite new members to join. You don’t need any skills. Come & learn how to work with fondant, sugar paste & chocolate. Creating flowers, figurines & covering a cake. Contact Desiree 027 630 2359. NELSON SPIRITUALIST CHURCH weekly service Sun. 7pm-8pm. Corner Tipahi & Motueka Sts.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP SUPPORT NELSON HOSPITAL. A social opportunity for people to donate their time to a 3-4 hour shift during the week in a variety of roles. Supporting our patients, visitors, whānau & staff while receiving sense of purpose, enjoyment & belonging to a group. For information visit www.nmdhb.govt. nz and search‘volunteering with us’.

NELSON SPIRITUALIST CHURCH weekly service Sun. 7pm-8pm. CornerTipahi & Motueka Sts. FALLS PREVENTION: Free 2hr session for anyone who has fallen or is at risk of falling. Relaxed & informal setting. Book at Nelson Bays Primary Health. Ph: Ange 021 790 415.

FOOD, IS IT A PROBLEM FOR YOU? Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and/ or compulsive eating? Overeaters Anonymous works. Ph: 022 673 0237. All welcome.

Community Notices are free to community groups, schools, churches, gold coin donation events and fundraising. Due to the popularity of this column,while every effort will be made, inclusion cannot be guaranteed for free ads. If you want to place a business advert or want to advertise a course you are running, please call classified ads and public notices on 544 9037.

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Black / brown fluffy cat, very timid, missing between Langdale Drive and Shearer Terrace.

Motel in Richmond looking for casual cleaner/ housekeeper

2-3 days a week,

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Tai Chi Chuan Tai Chi and Qigong New Beginners Class 10:00am Thursdays Saxton Pavilion Stoke Please contact Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner Tai Chi Instructor Ph: 027 271 3323

LOST Tai Chi Chuan Tai Chi and Qigong New Beginners Class 10:00am Thursdays Saxton Pavilion Stoke Please contact: Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner Tai Chi Instructor Ph: 027 271 3323

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Come and join us “The Rolling Bones” Mobility Scooter Club

The above Mobility Scooter Club has just been started for education and advocacy support. Also to encourage friendship and outings amoungst our Richmond mobility scooter community. Our next meeting will be held on Friday 17 February 2pm at the Richmond Library.

11.01.2023

The family of Kevin sincerely wish to thank those who sent cards, flowers and messages or who called on the passing of a dearly loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother and uncle.

“A friend to many.”

To those who assisted us in caring for Kevin at home please accept our grateful thanks.

As some addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

Jill and Family

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KAKA SHIELD 100 years 1st

April 23

OFFICIAL EVENING | STARTS 5.30pm

$60 per ticket includes: Finger food 6pm | Guest speaker

6.50pm | Silent auction winners announced 7pm | Dinner 8pm | Band - Kramit 11pm | Late bus to Richmond & courtesy van locally available

FREE | Bus from Richmond 10am. Events open to all | 10am to 5.30pm at Tapawera Rugby Club

Silent Auction will be running during the afternoon.

COMMEMORATIVE RUGBY JERSEYS available in either Black or White ORDER BY 20TH FEBRUARY

$100

Jersey sizes to Karen | karen@b2btasman.co.nz

PAYMENT FOR TICKETS AND JERSEYS: KAKA SHIELD, BNZ: 02-0747-0027332-00

Desks, chaise longue, dressing table, mirrors, rugs, tables, chairs, cabinets, bookcases, paintings etc. Sale/shop sold at Souchebys Antiques, 75 Gladstone Rd, Richmond Ph 544 0723 or 021 417

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CHEVIOT RAMS

Well grown. Bred for soundness, muscling & good temperament.

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Ian: 03 525 9038 (Takaka) 0272 885 665

Closing Down Sale. Don’t miss the bargains now at Souchebys, 75,Gladstone Rd, Richmond. Ph 544 0723 or 021 ANTIQUES OLD STAMP & COIN COLLECTIONS? Valuations, advice and purchase. Call Nick on 021 688 243.

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