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Graffiti attacks hit ratepayers We pay two-and-a-half times more than Wellington residents Andrew Board Cleaning up graffiti costs each Nelsonian $2.38 a year, more than double the cost to Wellingtonians. Alec Louverdis of Nelson City Council says the cost of fixing graffiti in the city has risen steadily over the past five years and is now at an all-time high. It costs ratepayers around $100,000 per year to clean up graffiti and another $100,000 to fix vandalism. The figures come as the city counts the cost of another attack last week in Tahunanui. The culprit has not been caught say Nelson Police and the owners of fences along Tahunanui Dr and Annesbrook Dr say they are fed up with having to clean up the mess left by others. wheelchairs mobility scooters walker/canes electric beds ands hoists lift assist chairs bathroom solutions incontinence products daily living aids/products

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In February Alec reported to council the impact continued vandalism to council-owned parks, toilets and fences was having on costs. He says the cost to rectify vandalism is 65 per cent of the council’s entire repair bill. In Wellington graffiti costs each of its residents around $1 a year, in Dunedin resident’s fork out just 15 cents each year but in our biggest city, Aucklanders pay about $3.20 for the repair work. Police say they receive around 150 reports of graffiti each year with that figure peaking in 2008 at 259. In the first quarter of this year 24 cases have been reported, compared with last year’s 22. Nelson Bays Area Commander


World War II veteran Alan Griffiths, of The Wood, preparing for Poppy Day this Friday with Nelson RSA president Barry Pont. Photo: Andrew Board.

WWII vet a Poppy Day vet too After 40 years of selling poppies from the exact same spot you wouldn’t be surprised if Nelson man Alan Griffiths was ready to retire – but you would be wrong. Alan says he loves setting up his stall outside Fresh Choice Nelson and selling the poppies for the Nelson RSA. The World War II veteran says

he gets to meet all sorts of people from his stand and he hears all sorts of stories. “People come up to me and say ‘oh my dad fought here or did this’. It’s great.” Poppy Day is held this Friday with all the funds collected staying here in the Nelson region for the returned servicemen medical fund. Nelson RSA president Barry Pont

says there will be 24 stands out in the Nelson region on Friday, from Stoke to Nelson. Alan says he has been at the same site since the late 70s and wouldn’t give it up. “It’s nice and sunny and I get to have a chat with people. It’s good and the girls here have got to know me and bring me out a coffee as well.”

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Island English corner shops from selling it because they were supplying them to the superThe owner of a boutique shop selling UK prod- markets.” ucts for ex-pats in Richmond has been threat- He says that he sells only two boxes of Weetabix ened with legal action over his selection of a week, adding the fact that they were double the price of Weet-bix suggested that customers only breakfast cereals. Two weeks ago representatives of Sanitarium bought Weetabix for sentimental reasons. “If walked into English Bob’s Emporium in central they don’t want Weetabix going massive then I Richmond demanding it stop selling Weetabix, can understand that. But I’m a boutique English shop selling English an English alternative stuff. I sell one or two to Weet-Bix. Owner a week. This is corpoBob Wren says the rate bullying.” pair from the AusThe Weetabix Food tralian-owned food Company was incompany threatened corporated in 1932, legal action if he did four years after New not comply, because Zealand launched they felt Weetabix was Weet-Bix. However, too similar to their the original creator of own Weet-Bix and the popular breakfast that it must come off item can be traced to the shelf immediately. “English Bob” says he English Bob’s Emporium owner Bob Wren with both companies. is furious at the threat a box of Weetabix he imported from the UK. Sanitarium general manager Pierre van and says Sanitarium is Photo: Phillip Rollo. just “bullying” his small business. “They said it Heerden was out of the country and could not sounds too much like Weet-Bix. But it’s a totally be reached for comment. different product. English people ask me to get But Bob says he will continue to sell Weetabix despite the threat of legal action and is planning this in,” says Bob. “They told me they had stopped all of the North to tell his story on a YouTube video.


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Cliff work on target for May finish, says NZTA The job of drilling 125 rock bolts into the cliff above Rocks Rd We expect to complete this work by the end of May.” is progressing well says NZTA, with full use of Rocks Rd due at Mark says once this phase of work is complete, the shipping the end of May. containers and most of the existing road cones and barriers will Abseilers and crew working from platforms have been working be removed, enabling Rocks Rd to be reinstated to two lanes since last month to drill the bolts into the cliff face in an effort and the existing cycle ways reopened. to secure it from further damThe next phase of work, inage following last December’s volving soil nailing and rockfloods, which caused the road fall netting to future proof the to close for several days. cliff, is currently being investiNew Zealand Transport Agengated. Work is expected to be cy, which owns the road, says completed later this year, and the work involves drilling steel will not restrict the road width columns into the cliff face to during the day, so effects on hold it together, steel mesh is motorists and cyclists will be then placed over the bolts, and minimal. concrete sprayed over the surMark says the work has taken face to seal the rock face and longer than expected but will reduce the effects of weathergive a more comprehensive ing. and “secure solution” in the Around 400 square metres of long term. netting will also be used and “We’ve been working on dedrainage will be improved so signs to stabilise the cliffs, and the cliff face will be less prone our investigations have shown to becoming waterlogged. Abseilers working on drilling steel rods into the cliff face that the areas that need special So far 80 of the bolts have been above Rocks Rd this week. Photo: Rosie Thomsen. attention are larger than origidrilled and fixed in place. The nally envisaged. It’s crucial remaining 45 rock bolts will be completed by next week says we do a thorough job to ensure the safety of motorists and the NZTA regional operations manager Mark Owen. long-term resilience of the route.” “We will start placing the steel mesh this week, and the concrete Hiway Geotechnical have been contracted to do the repairs. will be sprayed onto the surface during the first week of May. NZTA would not say what the project was likely to cost.

NEWS IN BRIEF FIRE CHIEF PASSES: The Stoke Volunteer Fire Brigade is in mourning after the death of its chief Kerry Mark Ferris, 52, last Wednesday. Kerry was killed in a heavy roller accident in the Maitai Valley. Police say he was thrown from a 12 tonne roller after it rolled down a bank onto the river bed and crushed him in the accident. He died at the scene. BEST BEACHES: The Abel Tasman National Park has been nominated as Leading Beach Destination in Australasia in the World Travel Awards. It will compete for the title against such icons as the Far North’s Ninety Mile Beach, Aitutaki in the Cook Islands and Bondi Beach in Sydney. If selected as the winner, the Abel Tasman will then compete for the title of Leading Beach Destination in the World, at the Grand Final in New Delhi in December 2012.. BIRDS HALT FLIGHTS: Unsettled birds from neighbouring Sand Island caused flight disruption at Nelson Airport over the Easter weekend. CEO Kaye McNabb reported that two incidents of people disturbing large numbers of oyster catchers from the Sand Island to the west of the airport. The disturbed bird population swirled over and landed on the airfield making conditions temporarily unsafe for aircraft. Both incidents were man made, the first involving a kayaker going ashore, the second involving two people with a small dog arriving from a small outboard.

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ANTIQUE: Bob Souch gives a valuation of Lucie Evans' hand painted, porcelain tea set at the Melrose House as part of Heritage Week. The next valuation at Melrose House by Bob Souch will be held in July. Photo: Rosie Thomsen.

Complex searches for talent Fashion Island has started a search to find Nel- is excited about a huge range of acts including son’s star talent. This Thursday, Friday and Sat- some she hopes will be a bit unexpected, eveurday some of Nelson’s budding young acts will rything from juggling to uni-cycling and yodelbe wowing audiences from 12pm at ling. Fashion Island. “It’s open to whatever people are super Entrants can register and perform on talented at. If they are dancing or singthe day and for those who come along ing or doing poems, that’s great. I don’t want to limit it because kids are talentat 12pm for registration, there is a fashion show to distract from any nervous ed in many different ways,” says Susan. tension (for parents and performers “We’ve just got so many gifted kids in alike). our community so it’s just a great bit of Saturday is all business as the finalists holiday fun for everyone. will be taking part in their very own "It will be a great experience for the Susan Matz. Nelson’s Got Talent. There are two catperformers and also family and friends egories; 9-13 and 14-18 year olds, with $1000 who come along to support them. I’m really dollars being given away as prize money. looking forward to it, it’s going to be a blast,” Susan Matz, Fashion Island manager says she says Susan.

Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne Aldo says the “illegal and biased” has admitted fault in the anti-amal- flyer throws the result of the poll in gamation flyer the Tasman District doubt. “It is very disappointing that Council sent to its ratepayers two the TDC felt it necessary to play weeks ago, throwing the result of an undemocratic game by distributing negative and biased propathis month’s poll in doubt. Richard says he will pay back the ganda,” says Aldo. "I accept mayor Kempthorne’s apology and $3088.14 the flyer cost but hope that people who have Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio, not voted yet will look bealso the representative of yond the bias and read the electors for the issue, says if official Local Government current poll for amalgamaCommission’s reorganisation falls over, the courts tion scheme and judge it on could rule to overturn it or its own merits.” declare it invalid. However, if the result goes Last week the Auditor Genagainst amalgamation in eral ruled that the flyer, sent Tasman he says he will not out in the TDC’s Newsline Richard dispute it, although if ten newsletter was in breach of Kempthorne. residents in Tasman do, it the council’s resolution not to spend any money promoting or will be up to the courts to decide opposing the proposal to unite the whether the result will stand. The poll on whether or not the two Tasman and Nelson councils. “The Auditor General has taken the councils should amalgamate closes view when read as a whole the flyer this Friday. A majority of voters in was not neutral and opposes amal- both regions need to vote for the gamation. I have accepted that view proposal issued by the Local Govand will accordingly make good the ernment Commission earlier this year for it to go ahead. loss incurred,” says Richard.


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Women turn out in force for expo Nelson’s Women’s Lifestyle Expo was the perfect excuse for a girl’s day out, a chance for women to enjoy and pamper themselves, while taking in the latest trends and styles, say organisers. Trafalgar Centre was transformed last weekend into a women’s wonderland. From the moment you walked through the doors there was a feast of interactive sites, showcasing the latest products or cutting edge fashion. There were new hairstyles to be had, makeovers and manicures. A wellness group doing massage was also one of the many companies doing seminars and you know it’s a success when the organisers and Expo staff are putting the demonstrations into practice. “The girls in the office

went to a seminar to learn Indian head massage, and we have all been treating each other in the office,” says Christine Woodhouse, the event organiser. “It was such a lovely weekend. Lots of people from Nelson came and had a fantastic time at the expo. It was very well attended, and I think the numbers were up a little bit on last year, because the weather was great and people came out and thoroughly enjoyed it,” says Christine. The goal of the expo was to inform women about some new products and trends coming out. “It was about creating a nice environment for women to have a girl’s day out and just thoroughly enjoy themselves,” says Christine.

Britney Kidd of Nelson lines up a shot in the 2012 Clubs NZ Junior 8 ball champs at the Nelson Suburban Club. Photo: Jonathan McKeown.

Battle of the sharks The country’s top young pool players were in Nelson over the weekend, taking part in the Clubs NZ Junior 8 Ball champs. Six locals were joined by 21 other players from around New Zealand for the competition held at the Nel-

son Suburban Club in Tahunanui. The finals were held last Monday, with four of the local players making it through to the quarter finals. Nelson player Tim Shanaher was defending his title. For results, visit our Facebook page.

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On Saturday, a shopping exhibition was apparently needed and our daughter, who is currently home from varsity for the holidays, decided that she and her dad needed to do a Barkers shop. New jeans and stylish shirts were purchased and both were commenting to me later how incredibly helpful the manager Lynley was, making the whole experience genuinely enjoyable.

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Voting feels good, because then you can forget about it It stuck out like a sore thumb. I knew what it was straight away and after two weeks of ignoring it on the kitchen table I finally opened the envelope and cast my amalgamation vote. Frankly, I’m sick of hearing about amalgamation, sick of the TDC v NCC hate and sick of the pettiness surrounding it. I mean pulling out billboards? Illegal flyers? Public spats between elected officials? It just goes on and I think most of us are over it. I can’t count how many stories I’ve written, edited or read on the subject so when the envelope arrived I couldn’t be bothered, I’d had enough, amalgamation it was now invading my home!

Despite my tardiness, I never really contemplated not voting but I just didn’t want to face it, not then anyway. But the – err, let’s call it passion – the passion shown by the aforementioned officials meant I could not live with myself if I didn’t. Call me a weirdo, but the effort both the pro and anti camps put in to the whole thing couldn’t be ignored, it would be cruel if we were all so apathetic that none of us bothered to vote after all that effort. Through my job I’ve spent a fair bit of time with most of the players in the amalgamation debate and seen a new side to a few



The Nelson City Council once again intends to use “smoothing loans” to artificially keep the lone rate increase at an “average” of 4.6 per cent. This will add $18 million to the council’s debt for just the first year of the proposed ten year council plan. Councillors are congratulating themselves on this 4.6 per cent increase which is a slap in the face for the Government who signalled rates increases need to be kept at or below the inflation rate. In fact many people’s rates will increase well above this so-called average. Nelson rates have increased faster than anywhere else in New Zealand over the last ten years, an average of 13 per cent a year. Reckless spending on non essential cosmetic projects are going to push many ratepayers out of their homes. There is no reason why we cannot have a zero per cent increase, its just a matter of the council living within its (our) means. Stop raiding our pockets. Errol Millar, Nelson. The Nelson City Council agenda for April 3 notes that the “smoothing loan” council proposes to keep the next financial year’s rate increase at an “average” of 4.6 per cent will add $18 million to the council’s debt for just the first year of the ten year council plan. Councillors are patting each other on the back for bringing down the rate increase. In fact many people’s rates will increase well above the socalled average. Nelson rates have increased faster than anywhere else in New Zealand over the last ten years, an average of 13 per cent a year. This is unsustainable for most ratepayers. Ratepayers must make clear to councillors and the mayor that the increase in expenditure must stop. Reckless spending on vested interests is going to push many ratepayers out of their homes. There is no reason why we cannot have a 0% increase the next financial year. Dan McGuire, Nelson.

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of them. Who would have thought Richard Kempthorne could be so fierce? Who would have thought Aldo Miccio could stand not being liked? Who would have thought Tim King could get so angry and who would have thought Judene Edgar could be so feisty? (oh, we already knew that one). The thing I like about their efforts – for right or wrong – is their passion for our region. I don’t believe those against it are so because they think they would lose their job just like I don’t think those for it are trying to somehow steal Tasman’s resources.

I think it’s great we have people who care about our future, whether you agree with their vision or not. So I voted. I voted because I also care. Good on Aldo for sticking his neck out there for what he believes in and good on Richard for sticking up for what he believes in. Now it’s time to grab that envelope and vote for what you think will be best for our region. Whatever way you go, you’d no doubt be as glad as I am that it’s over and we can finally find out if we will merge or not. Voting closes this Friday. For more information on amalgamation, visit www.lgc.govt. nz.

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Mia Redwood was born in safe hands last week – her father’s. James Redwood can go one further than the majority of other dads, delivering his own daughter at his Richmond home. When his wife Sarah Redwood started getting contractions at 5:40am last Saturday morning, it was decided that she’d better get to the hospital immediately. James called the midwife and said to meet at the Nelson Hospital. But then everything seemed to happen in fast forward for the Redwoods as Sarah went into labour just moments later, before they could make it out of the house. The baby was coming and it was coming now. James was going to have to deliver his new baby daughter himself under James and Sarah Redwood with their two daughters Ava, 2, and his own roof. His immedi- Mia. Mia was born at home last week. Photo: Phillip Rollo. ate reaction was to think back to medical courses he had been on, but James was not aware of anyone else that had it was only a midwife on the other end of his delivered their own child at home. “It is pretty cellphone that could provide him with all of the cool but I think other people think it’s more exciting than we do. It’s kind of a strange one. It right information during the birth. It was a quick process for Sarah however. There is neat to be able to say you delivered your own were no complications during the birth, only daughter,” he says. But the Richmond couple the phone call to the midwife disconnect- admit that when/if child number three comes ing halfway. James and Sarah, along with first along then it will be back to the hospital. “We daughter Ava, were holding Mia just two hours wouldn’t plan to do it like that again, no. But after the contractions started occurring every it wasn’t a bad experience either. We were just ten minutes. Mia weighed 8.6 pounds when she lucky that it went really well. If there had been a was born. “We thought we had a wee while to complication we would’ve been in trouble, but go when we had called the midwife and the ba- the midwife wasn’t far away.” bysitter,” says Sarah. “As we were getting ready Another perk about the home birth, James carried on hanging curtains when it was all over. it was all over.” All that was needed now was a quick call back “It’s nice just to be in the comfort of your own home afterwards.” to the midwife to say the baby had been born.

SPCA brings desexing bus to town An animal desexing bus is coming to the Nelson SPCA, targeting low or no income pet owners. The SPCA Mobile Clinic offers free desexing operations to animal owners, so it can prevent unwanted animal births. SPCA centres all around New Zealand work hard to prevent unwanted births by desexing all incoming animals before they are adopted out. For members of the public whose pets did not come

through the SPCA and as a result are not desexed, the mobile clinic offers a free option. This will be the fourth time the caravan has come to the Nelson region. It did not visit last year. SPCA Nelson manager Donna Walzl says any low income earners that are interested must apply now because spots are filling up fast. “We just want to reduce the number of unwanted animals that come into the centre. It

gets more expensive for them and it certainly doesn’t help us,’ she says.” The majority of dog spaces had already filled up, but there are plenty of opportunities for cat owners to apply. The mobile clinic will target crossbreeds only. The mobile clinic will be in Nelson from May 3 to 22, operating six days a week. To book your spot at the mobile clinic, please contact the SPCA on 547 7171.

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BIZARRE BAZAAR: Altrusa International Inc of Nelson members Anne White, left, and Judith Wastney are preparing for the Bizarre Bazaar at the Stoke Memorial Hall this Saturday. The bazaar is an opportunity for crafts people to sell their accumulated and surplus goods used for quilt making, dressmaking, toymaking and other crafts. Handmade items will also be on sale during the fundraiser for Magic Mums, a project run by Altrusa to give mothers of special needs children a weekend break. The award-winning project is held every second year by the service group and will take place later this year. The bazaar is open from 10am to 3pm this Saturday. Photo: Andrew Board.

Voting set to close The poll on amalgamating the Nelson City and Tasman District Councils is set to close this Friday. The official result of the election is due to be announced on Saturday. Voting packs were sent to registered voters in Nelson and Tasman with a fifty per cent majority needed in both regions for the proposal by the

Local Government Commission to go ahead. Nelson mayor and the man who started the process, Aldo Miccio, says he believes the vote will be close and is unsure on how it will fall. Those who haven’t sent their vote back yet are urged to get it in the post by Thursday. If voters choose to amalgamate the two councils a new election will be held in October.

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He’s done it all, and on every The documentary will be entered in continent, now people in his home a number of film festivals but it will town will get to see exactly how he be Nelsonians who will have the did it. first opportunity to watch it with Nelson man Mark “Hap” Cameron Hap hosting its premiere at Vertical finished his quest to work on every Limits this Friday. He says the team continent on the world before his at Vertical Limits kindly offered a 30th birthday last November. He is venue and he saw it as the perfect now writing a book on the journey opportunity to show it. and preparing for the first public “It’s great because this is my home showing of a documentary he made town and it will be awesome to see with the award-winning film maker people’s reaction to it.” The venue can hold only 70 people Richard Sidey this Friday. The film follows Hap’s final journey so Hap says it’s a first in first served through Africa where he worked scenario and is urging people to with Melbourne based charity Bikes bring their own cushion, beanbag for Humanity to ship a container or chair. A note donation will also of disused bikes from Australia to be asked for. “We’ve done all this on Africa and use the container to set a shoestring budget and the festivals are expensive so all money collected up a bike work shop for locals. He says making the film was a test will be used to pay entry fees for us.” but seeing it all come together has Doors will open at 7pm. been a thrill. “The original plan was for Sich [Richard] to come with us but he had to pull out so I went out and bought a camera, he gave me a quick lesson and that was it. But he has done all the shooting in Melbourne and all the editing and because he is super Mark “Hap” Cameron filming in talented I’m really happy with Africa last year. The premiere of his the outcome.” documentary is being held this Friday

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The Women’s Lifestyle Expo rode into town over the weekend and thousands of ladies turned up to check it out. We were there too with camera in two. We also went along to All White star Jeremy Brockie’s stag do on Saturday night. Remember, if you’d like us to come and take photos at your party give us a call on 548 4949 or you can Matthew email photos you have Ayloff, Jertaken to us at editorial@ emy Brockie, Matthew See you next week. Elliott, Troy Brockie and Catch up with us on Glen Pearless at 623 in the City.

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Inspiration aplenty for young film makers

Young Nelson film makers taking part in a workshop hosted by Guy Ryan (second from right) at the Victory Community Centre last week. Photo: Andrew Board.

Hospital needs gear back Nelson Hospital is desperately seeking the return of therapy equipment loaned to patients when they leave hospital. Short-term loan equipment is identified by a handwritten number and included shower stools, toilet frames or commodes, bed loops, and crutches. Clinical Service Support Directorate, service manager Allied Health, Hilary Exton says the equipment is

usually loaned out to people for six to eight weeks. “We have a distinct shortage of items in our store at present and ask the community to help us get these items back into circulation for other patients to benefit from them.” Equipment can be dropped off to the Allied Health Store on Braemar Campus between 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Six young Nelson film makers got tips by one of the best in the business last week. Guy Ryan is an award winning documentary maker and now runs the Inspiring Stories Trust, aiming to inspire the next generation of film makers. His teachings are about more than just making a movie though, his aim is to encourage people to make the world a better place and how film can be an effective way to do that. His workshop will travel to two dozen centres throughout the

country but started at the Victory Community Centre in Nelson last week. Guy says this is the second year he has run the workshops and the results from last year prompted him to run it again. "It was so awesome to see how inspired they got and what they then went on to do. We had one girl from Murchison in particular who was so excited and has since entered her film into a film festival. It's exciting seeing the excitement in these young people."

All about timing Each week leading up to the Nelson Wedding Show in early May Nelson Weekly is printing the nine finalists of the Jens Hansen Love Story competition. This week we have Tim and Nicky's story.

For some reason one day I bought a bridal magazine, just like that, out of the blue. I was standing in the supermarket and it just seemed to be calling my name…so I bought it. Tim and I hadn’t been together that long and even though we’d talked about getting engaged and married I didn’t think it was going to be happening any time soon. We were lying in bed that night and I just had to say – “Babe, I bought something today”, and I pulled out the magazine to show him. Awkward! Then he replied – “Well, I bought something too’, and he reached

into his bedside drawer and pulled out a small box…with a ring in it! WHAT?!?! He had been waiting for the right time to propose, and the weekend to Wellington hadn’t worked out quite the way he had planned - in fact everything went awry! The weekend to Golden Bay didn’t work out either - saying I was a little tired and grumpy is an understatement. Little had I known he had been carrying the ring around for a few weeks waiting for the right moment. And that moment was then. It was perfect. It would also explain why my Dad kept asking if I had any news! We are now happily married and have just got back from our much anticipated, but slightly belated honeymoon to Antarctica.

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It’s lights camera and all action as Dramatix Theatre Development Trust’s ‘Lest We Forget’ ANZAC Commemoration is shooting into the short film genre. “Auditions are complete, key crew positions filled, the storyboard is finalised and filming is in full swing,” say organisers. In three years the niche theatre group has given over seven thousand Nelsonians the opportunity to experience a unique, fully interactive event that educates, informs, and inspires. This year’s edition of the award winning production is titled Life in the Trenches, 1917, but it won’t be like a silver screen production about guns and glory. “Lest We Forget does not seek to glorify war, its purpose is remind us why we live in peace,” says the team. Dramatix Theatre Development Trust was established in 2000 to provide an environment to encourage, produce and promote quality local theatre, to make theatre works accessible to a wide selection of the community and to challenge

and encourage participation at all levels of theatrical endeavour. The flagship production of the Lest We Forget series won the Wakatu Incorporation award for Heritage culture at the 2011 Environment Awards. ‘Life in the Trenches, 1917’ uses characters from TJ Ramsay’s ‘Passchendaele, 1917’ a SOUNDZ commission winning musical drama, first performed in 2009 during Nelson’s now iconic ‘Lest We Forget’ event, and many of the Passchendaele cast are now in the film. “I’m very impressed already by the skills being shown by our now expanded theatre family in adapting to this new medium. It proves again, just what anyone can do when offered a new opportunity.” says TJ Ramsay writer and director. The set is housed in Founders Park Energy Centre with filming already underway. The set will take on a double life as the 2012 Lest We Forget event ‘The Nelson Pine Industries Theatre of War Trench Experience’ for the public during April 21, 22 and 25.

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Murray Lowe from Enner Glynn winner of the $250 Noel Leeming voucher Dave Wilkins from Richmond winner of the $150 Noel Leeming voucher Kay Vining from Stoke winner of the $100 Noel Leeming voucher Murray, Dave and Kay nominated their favourite hospitality people and places. You too could be a winner, just fill out the voting form on page 15 and go in the draw to win one of these fantastic prizes ● A stay at the Grand Mercure Monaco including two night’s accommodation in a one bedroom suite, breakfast for two on one day and a bottle of wine on arrival. ● A $100 Restaurant Association voucher ● A $50 Restaurant Association voucher

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• Last week saw three container vessels and a general cargo carrier, a car carrier, a fuel tanker, a methanol tanker, the cement ship, a super yacht Platinum, seven fishing vessels keep the port busy. • Happy Easter – the fish were biting and I managed to catch one- and that’s where it started to go wrong. With the teenagers complaining after ten minutes they hadn’t caught anything I was distracted by trying to ensure they could when the wind came out of nowhere. It changed in the space of a few moments from a 15 knot westerly to 30knots from the south and a nasty short sharp sea. Whilst I knew

this probably wouldn’t last long it was long enough to frighten my son and daughter and cause the mal-de-mer for them both. The engine was faltering, the halyards were caught up the mast, not too proud to ask for help, I did and we were back inside the shelter within an hour with two grateful, tired teenagers. There’s several points to this confession – watch the weather, wear lifejackets, call for help early before real trouble starts. Give yourself the surety of enjoying your sailing, fishing another day. If in doubt – don’t go out

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Seifried Estate Winery Head Chef of the Year: The winner of this category is an inspiration in all aspects of cooking, a chef who creates great food and runs a superb and consistent kitchen. Nominees will be assessed by judges Chris Fortune, renowned Blenheim based Chef and Phillip Reay from NMIT. The finalists are: Bill Copson-Tides Restaurant, Grant Dicker-Mint Dining Room, Steve Richards-Jester House, Jay Olsen-The Orangerie, Mark Mehalski-Jellyfish Café and Bar, Bobby Chapagai-The Indian Café, Stuart Cliffin-Relish, Alex Cross-Fords Restaurant, Chris Williams-Vic Brew Bar, Josiah Smitz-Up the Garden Path Restaurant Association of NZ Sales Representative of the Year: The winner of this category shows expertise and familiarity with their products and demonstrates customer loyalty by going the extra mile. The winner also has a knowledge and understanding of the product requirements of each establishment. The finalists are: Sonia Townsend-Glengarry Hancocks, Scott Gearry-DB Breweries, Graeme DavidsonBidvest, Hayden Thompson-Pomeroys Coffee & Tea

Pomeroy’s Barista of the Year: This is someone who is professional and passionate about coffee making and elevates coffee making to a true art form. Industry nominations have been taken then our judges Emma Markland Webster and Hayden Thompson will make contact to visit the shortlisted candidates. The finalists are: Cherie Win-McCashin’s Brewery, Katrina Topping-The Coffee Factory, Max Tate-Sublime Coffee, Maree Thomas-Trailways Hotel,

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Southern Hospitality Outstanding Beverage List: Local hospitality establishments were invited to submit their beverage lists and food menus; these are now being judged by Neil Hodgson. The finalists include: Freehouse, Trailways Hotel, Moutere Inn, Mint Dining Room, Jellyfish Café and Bar, Little India Restaurant Nelson, Vic Brew Bar Noel Leeming Group Doorperson of the Year: The winner of this category has the ability to create a controlled atmosphere, is tactful, tolerant, well groomed and a team player with a full knowledge of the relevant liquor licensing laws. The police will judge each of the finalists and choose a winner. The finalists are: Nemo Nepe-Little Rock Bar, Adam Gane-Little Rock Bar, Amos StephensLittle Rock Bar, Shane Huhu-Trailways Hotel ALAC Outstanding Host Responsibility award: Nominees in this category were made by the local regulatory agencies. A mystery shopper is currently out scoring each establishment to determine the winner in this award. The finalists in this category are: 623 On the Rocks, 623 In the City, Fords Restaurant & Bar, Harbour Light Bistro, The Grape Escape Café, Liquid, Lone Star Café and Bar Nelson and Waimea Weekly Supplier of the Year: Consistent and prompt product delivery. Committed to top quality and innovative products. Sales Reps show expertise and familiarity with the product. Demonstrates customer loyalty by going the extra mile. The finalists are: Lion, Bidvest, Pomeroy’s Coffee and Tea Co., Independent Liquor

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n Hospitality Awards Outstanding Ambience and Service  623 On The Rocks  Ambrosia  Arthur Wakefield  Cafe on Oxford  Columbus Cafe  Fords  Harrys Bar  Head Quarters  Hopgoods  Little India  Mint Dining Room  Muses Cafe  Orangerie  Sprig and Fern-Milton St  The Tides  Three Rooms  Wholemeal Café Outstanding Ethnic Cuisine  Cafe Olive  Chai Yo  Chokdee Nelson  Golden Bell  Indian Cafe  Krauts  Little India  Mango Nelson  Miyazu  Poppy Thai Richmond  Zaras Turkish Kebabs

Outstanding Entertainment Venue  623 In The City  623 On the Rocks  Bar Berlin  Boathouse  Club Waimea  Elsewhere  Liquid  Miles of Food  Playhouse  Star and Garter  Theatre Royal  Vic Brew Bar Bar of the Year  623 On the Rocks  Bar Berlin  Fords  Harrys Bar  Leisure Lodge  Liquid  Prince Albert  Rob Roys  Robbies  Smugglers  Speights Ale House  Sprig and Fern Brightwater  Sprig and Fern Hardy St  Sprig and Fern Milton St  Sprig and Fern Richmond  Vic Brew Bar

Bar Person of the Year  Adam Puturau-623 On The Rocks  Andrea Dixon-Sprig & Fern Milton St  Andrew Lee-Sprig & Fern Milton St  Craig Lines-Liquid  Gary Owens-Smugglers  Harry Morris-Harrys Bar  James Staddon-Fords  Jasmin Wessel-Krauts  Jason Stack-Sprig & Fern Brightwater  Maxine Morrison-Robbies  Nicola Skilton-Fords  Phil Hazeldine-Robbies  Tom Laney-Rob Roys  Vic Carr-Arthur Wakefield

Waiter/Maitre’D of the Year  Erika Nalsund-Cafe on Oxford  Ghasanfer Zulfigar-Krauts  Glenda Dobson-Ambrosia  Jana Roehrig-Miyazu  Joy Harford-Robbies  Kaitlin Davies-Ambrosia  Kerry Ford-Fords  Liga Rakauska-Mint Dining Room  Nicola Skilton-Fords  Sam Murray-Andrews-Up the Garden Path  Sarah Bain-Gothic  Scarlett Van Humm-Morrison St Cafe

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 Restaurant of the Year  623 On the Rocks  Anchor Bar & Grill  Chai Yo  Chokdee Nelson  Fords  Gothic  Hopgoods  Indian Cafe  Krauts  Little India

 Lonestar  Mint Dining Room  Miyazu  Oceano  Pizza Bar  Relish  Robbies  The Tides  Three Rooms

Café of the Year  Ambrosia  Cafe Affair  Cafe Olive  Cafe on Oxford  Columbus Cafe  Devilles  Expresso Cafe Richmond  Fords

 Jelly Fish Café  Ka Pie  Lambrettas  Pomeroys  Stoneridge Cafe  Suter Park Cafe  Up the Garden Path  Village Cafe Richmond

Outstanding Suburban Venue  Gothic  Riverside Café  Grape Escape  Roots Head Quarters   Sprig & Fern Brightwater  Jester House  Stoneridge Cafe  Muses  The Abbey


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The Johnnys off to USA The world’s first and only all-girl Johnny Cash band, Nelson-based The Johnnys, are off to California to the fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival in Ventura in June. Vocalist and lead guitarist Suzi Fray (aka Johnny) says the last few weeks have been like a dream. “I’ve spoken on the phone to Johnny Cash’s daughter Cindy who said she was honoured to have The Johnnys playing her dad’s music and keeping it alive,” she says. “I still can’t believe we could be on the same stage as Wanda Jackson, this year’s headline act, often referred to as the Queen of Rockabilly and the first woman of Rock and Roll.” Their hard driving Cash covers with their unique female (but not girly) sound have won them a reputation at Nelson venues, with shows now invariably selling out to capacity crowds. Suzi says there’s just one hitch about getting to California and that’s cost. “The Johnny Cash Music Festival is a fundraiser for the Coalition to End Family Violence and Food Share, Ventura’s food bank, so performers are donating their time,” she says. “If we want to accept this amazing invitation, gain some in-

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Fraser Brown & Stratmore Limited Fraser Brown & Stratmore Limited Nelson branch has been operating since June 2010 and has seen a steady growth in custom over this period in supplying concrete related products to the Nelson area. Most of the products supplied through the branch are made in New Zealand and made to suit New Zealand conditions. So if you are looking for products for concrete repairs, waterproofing, decorative concrete sealing or are after something more specialized then come and see us. Rob Willems (Fraser Brown & Stratmore South Island Pascoe St is the heart Regional Manager) is nanui industrial area. based at the branch and is available to advise on selection and use of the proper product for different applications including waterproofing problems, concrete sealing, concrete repair, etc. FBS products are generally easy to use and in many cases, can be used by a DIY person. Fraser Brown & Stratmore offers years of in depth product knowledge on its own products as well others. The branch is the middle unit (yellow building) at 11b Pascoe Street, phone/fax 03 546 5644. Rob can be contacted either at the branch or on 027 235 7447 or email ITM Building Centre If you’re planning building, renovations, landscaping, retaining walls or fencing then ITM are the ones to see you right. With friendly staff and acres of quality equipment and supplies, you’ll waste no time in tracking down the right materials, for the right price, supported by plain old-fashioned good advice. Each ITM outlet is locally owned and operated, making it possible for everyone, from master craftsmen to the keen DIY league of home handyman, to get the best possible deals and personalised service. Keen to find a supplier that makes a habit of competitive pricing? No problem, because there are over 90

stores nationwide, ITM can provide both trade and retail customers with competitively priced, top-notch products and services for all your building needs, including Frame & Truss and Joinery options. Call into ITM, they’ll see you right! Creditmens Nelson LTD We specialise in Debt Collection, Document Service, Court Procedures, Repossessions, Tracing, Credit Reporting and Private Investigations. Creditmens is an established business offering Nelson & Marlborough a comprehensive debt management service. We cover the top of the South Island including Kaikoura to the West Coast with agents throughout NZ. What makes us different from other debt collectors? We’re a Nelson based company using local people - local contacts and local knowledge with over 35 years collective experience. You can put faces to names you talk to on the phone. No gimmicks No vouchers - No long distance of the Tahuphone calls. For free advice give us a call on 0800 808 281 or Steve on 021 394 295. We would be happy to visit your business. With our extensive knowledge we can take the stress out of dealing with people who owe you money. All Transport Refinishers For top quality, professional panel beating and spray painting come to the team at All Transport Refinishers. Les Marriott began the business 12 years ago and has built up a good reputation for making anything from cars, buses, boats and motor homes look new again. The eight man team has specialist skills and experience to complete fiberglass, bodywork and rust repairs all the way through to a top quality paint job to get your vehicle back to you looking better than ever. The 4.5m wide and 17m long truck booth allows them to provide services for all manner of vehicles. As part of the Fleetcare network, they are able to tap into the nationwide knowledge base and stay up to date with products and industry standards. All Transport Refinishers strive to complete every job to the highest quality standards. The large workshop is located on Orien St, off Pascoe St in Tahunanui, or contact Les and the team on 548 5144.

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TUESDAY 17 April 2012


Bright start for FC Nelson

FC Nelson Sprig & Fern’s Davi Maciel attempts a shot at goal against Richmond Athletic. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

FC Nelson’s two teams took maximum points in the opening round of the Nelson Pine Industries men’s division one, setting up a mouth-watering clash in round two, when the two teams from the same club face each other. The Steve Bignall-coached FC Nelson Sprig & Fern found some late rhythm to claim a 3-0 victory over Richmond Athletic at Jubilee Park. Brazilian winger Davi Maciel opened the scoring in the second half, after dictating the majority of the away side’s attacking plays. Nathan Halford caught Richmond napping when he scored the second not long after, when a Richmond player was deemed offside when he found himself on one on one with the keeper. Solomon Island Under-23 representative Moffat Kilifia then sank the killer blow, nabbing a goal before the full-time hooter. Nayland College’s Bjorn Van Ginkel was one of the standouts for the youthful looking Richmond Athletic side, along with captain Michael Campbell. FC Nelson Fuji Xerox won the round’s only other game 4-1 against AMI Nelson Suburbs first XI. Nelson College had the bye. Only five teams will challenge for the Nelson Pine Industries men’s division one title this season after the Marlborough Mariners withdrew from the competition. A host of players heading overseas and work commitments for their head coach were believed to be behind the decision. FC Nelson’s teams will face off at Guppy Park this Saturday from 3pm.

All White Jeremy Brockie attended a holiday programme at Richmond Athletic during his week in Nelson. He is pictured above with Logan van Deegest, 11, Scott Morris, 11, Jamie Wilson, 10 and Zoe Sharp, 10. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Brockie has plenty to ponder The United States has been revealed as a possible destination for out-of-contract footballer Jeremy Brockie. The All White forward, who will become a free agent next month after completing a two-year spell with the Newcastle Jets, was back in his hometown of Nelson this week for his stag do. Jeremy has two offers on the table from current A-League clubs and there is some interest from Asia. There is also interest from

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one franchise in Major League Soccer. While he remains tight-lipped on who exactly that franchise is, Jeremy says his next career move will revolve around the 2016 FIFA World Cup. “I’m going to be factoring my decision around still wanting to be in a league that is going to help to stay in the All White fold.” Jeremy attended a holiday programme at Richmond Athletic during his week.

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Nelson Tasman Netball 2012 Teams have been formed and players are set to take their positions on the courts for another action packed season of Netball for 2012. Players, coaches, umpires and supporters will be cheering on over 200 teams who have been registered through the Nelson Netball Centre to compete at Saxton Fields, both at the sports complex and on the indoor courts at the Stadium. The action began for the season at the Geraldine Hodgson preseason club tournament, the perfect opportunity for players to dust off their shoes, clip their nails and get back into competitive play in preparation to hit the courts for the 2012 season. Thirty-seven teams competed in three grades. Prices Pharmacy Men swept the top position in A Grade, winning all of their six games, while Nelson College for Girls Senior Squad took out B grade and Garin

College triumphed in C Grade. Opening night for the premier grade will be at Saxton Field on Thursday 26 April from 6pm, with the top teams from our region playing every Thursday following. Family, friends and netball fanatics can take the opportunity to see the top netballers in Nelson take to the courts and battle it out. The whistle blows for Saturday netball on 28 April, signalling the beginning of the senior, collegiate and junior teams’ season, which continues through until mid-September. For the up-and-coming netball stars, Future Ferns Netball nurtures the skills and passion of children aged 8 to 10 years old. The emphasis is placed on participation and enjoyment, motivating the players to be involved and learn safety and team skills appropriate to their age and ability. Year 6 Future Ferns Don’t pick a shoe, let a shoe pick you

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Nelson Tasman Netball 2012 Trish is available to help with training sessions at all levels, providing assistance with skills training and support for coaches. If you are currently coaching a team and would like a bit of advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to call her at the Nelson Netball Centre. There are many ways to be involved with netball, whether you’re interested in playing at a high competitive level, are doing it with friends as a social activity, or are taking a supportive role for a friend or family member. The Mixed Social League runs alongside the Premier grade season, with games held on Thursday nights at Saxton Stadium. This is a great way to get fit and active with your friends, or a perfect opportunity to meet new people and have fun as you do. The mixed social league is open to men and women from age 13 up. Thursday night is also when the Masters League is played, a perfect way for women over 35 to retain the fitness and vibrancy that team sport encourages. Like all organisations, Nelson Netball has a huge number of people and groups who volunteer behind the scenes to make every season a great one. The groups include Nelson Netball Coaches Club, which aims to provide all coaches at the centre with development oppor-

tunities and running workshops for coaches. It’s a rewarding way to be involved and support players in your family or community. If you are interested in becoming involved in coaching, contact Trish. Those who are happy remaining in a spectator position can consider becoming a bench official. Pathways are provided by The Bench Officials group to take a position which involves time and score keeping and statistics at local premier level all the way up to national and international level. The Nelson Netball Umpires committee actively promotes and develops umpires and anyone interested in umpiring can contact them through Nelson Netball. Nelson Netball is privileged to have the use of Saxton Fields to train and play. Over the last few years the facilities have been upgraded, providing well surfaced and fenced courts, and sufficient indoor courts to allow for games to be played regardless of weather. Saxton Stadium boasts five courts that are of a national standard and is the venue of choice for any national level games played in our region. The entire facility is smoke free for the comfort of players and spectators. For any information about local netball, visit www.nelsonnetball. or contact the Nelson Netball Centre on 547 4450.

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Hard-working Stoke falls short against table-toppers

Nelson's Robbie Malneek gets the ball away before the Stoke defence gets to him. Photos: Jonathan McKeown.

Stoke division two halfback Motoi Yokoama clears Stoke division two prop Lindsay McPhillips the ball from the base of a Stoke ruck. dots down after stepping several players.

Scratching for a front row against Nelson an hour before kickoff is not the ideal build up, but Stoke's senior A side still managed to put in a strong performance against the season's early favourites. The evergreen and sprightly Ron Walker once again fronted up to provide a cornerstone to one side of the scrum, and turned on his usual solid performance. Ray Packer moved to the unaccustomed position on the loose head and foraged with some surging runs. Jon Sharpe completed the front row after being taped together, but this certainly didn’t affect an outstanding performance in the number 2 shirt. Stoke were always under pressure especially at scrum time, but Jarrod Aberhart at number 8 was equal to the pressure securing the ball on the back foot and giving the Stoke pack some go forward. Stoke took on Nelson up front early on, with great effect putting Nelson under some real pressure. Nelson called on their outstanding individual ball players Robbie Malneck and Mitchell Scott who both provide a touch of class to cross the white line. Nelson then scored again to lead Stoke 19 – 3 at the break. An unfortunate penalty after half time put Stoke back under pressure and Nelson scored again. Stoke showed some real resilience and composure during the next period to string together phase after phase before crossing the line, with a well deserved try to Jarrod, closing the gap to 10 – 24. Nelson scored twice again to take the final score out to 34 -10. Stoke coach Gary Alsop says his side worked hard throughout the game. "We showed some genuine

team spirit and grit. At times we demonstrated some constructive phases of continuity, creating space for the outside backs," he says. Brenton Connell and Phil Asi were strong with ball in hand. Talor Simpson Brown and Chris Little looked for work. Matt Fallon produced a solid game at full back. Jacob Beleski was accurate with boot and provide some fine touches. Matt Gaines worked relentlessly behind the pack. Ben Douglas and Steve Kerr were tireless in providing a solid platform Lofi Ula arrived at the 60 minute mark to make some inroads into the Nelson defence and Stu Tunnicliff led from the front and defended relentlessly. In the curtain raiser Stoke's senior B side played Murchison on Saturday. Stoke started well in the first half and things were looking good for an easy victory, but after scoring three great tries in the first half stoke started to tire and Murchison scored right on the stroke of half time. The second half started as the first half finished. Murchison played to its strengths in the forwards and scored three tries in the second half. All were pick and drives from inside the five metre line. Stoke displayed great defence at times but the visitors were relentless. Stoke kept its nose in front with the help of two penalties to Ant Holder until in the final seconds of the match when Murchison struck the lethal blow by scoring in the corner to put them two points up. Tries went to captain Lindsey McPhillips, Ant Holder and Alex McCarthy. Ant also kicked two penalty goals and three conversions. Aaron Dempster was voted MVP.

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Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club Nelson has been experiencing its Large schools of kahawai have been most consistent weather now for sighted underneath working birds the last few weeks, more so for and have been up to 3 kilos in size. fishing and looking at the long D’urville has seen groper now range forecast for the last week of starting to be caught along with the holidays, looks set to continue. some huge kingfish. Dawnbreaker Reports have been coming in thick Dan Govier was lucky enough to and fast with excellent catches being land a horse of a kingfish weighing in at just over 22 kilos gutted and caught in various locations. Dawnbreaker Gary Pantling was gilled. From now on the fishing fishing out off Cable Bay last week should really start to go off in this in his kayak and managed to land area. himself a nice brace of snapper. Kenepuru has started to produce During his hot fishing session he some big snapper ranging from 10 was completely blown away to catch to 20lb plus. As this is being written a personal best snapper of just over a text has just come through with 21lb. Apparently the smile was still another report of a 20.5lb snapper on his face 3 days later. Other stories being landed. we have heard include catches of up After hearing about all the reports to 20 snapper on a single boat in the of excellent fishing being had, I vicinity of the Boulder Bank, The would strongly recommend you Glen, Pepin Island and Delaware get amongst the action before the weather turns, the other half finds Bay. The spat farm has been fished hard more household chores, or some over the last few months and it other fisho is sending pictures and would appear that the big kingfish texts of the fish you missed out on have been a bit shy and only rats because your hooks were still in the have been sighted. The odd big tackle box. snapper is still about but it seems that the fish might be slowly moving heading up the coastline. The fringes of the marine reserve in the Abel Tasman have also been fishing well with some nice tarakihi, bream and up to 40cm blue cod Gary Pantling with a 21.8 lb snapper caught Easter being taken. Saturday in Cable Bay.

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CHAMPS: Members of the Tahuna Tennis Club’s champion ladies team that won the Monday Ladies Doubles Competition for the first time in over a decade last month. The team is the only “town” team in the competition and showed the country teams how to play. They are from left; Angela Rutherford, Gill Wright, Michelle Skeggs, Alice Anderson and Fay Rangi. Three other Tahuna Tennis Club teams finished runner up in their competitions. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Coming Soon "ANZAC DAY MUSICAL MEMORIES with Nelson City Brass and Male Voice Choir. Wednesday 25th April 2-00pm, Nelson School of Music. Tickets Adults $20 Under 16 $5.00 Under 10 free. Available Nelson School of Music, Stoke Summit Real Estate, Richmond Mall Thanks John White Breast cancer recoverers, help restore mobility, flexibility and confidence through gentle exercise in and out of the pool. Free YWCA Encore programme on Saturdays 28th April – 23rd June 1:30-3:30pm at Club Waimean & Oakwood Retirement Village. Call Tania (03) 546 5506 or 0800 ENCORE. Enrolment is essential. NZ Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch meets on Monday 23 April at 7.30pm at National Party Hall, 446 Waimea Rd. Guest Speaker John Bethwaite visits WW1 sites in Europe. Visitors Welcome. Gold Coin donation. Contact Judith Fitchett 5488819 THE WAY: Sunday 22 April, The Suter Theatre. Acclaimed movie Fundraiser for One Day School. A film that does not come around often, extremely moving but also totally entertaining and uplifting. Nelson Tramping Club. Sunday 22nd April, Lookout Peak, Medium, $13 Ph Jim 546 6975. 28-29th April Map and CompassTraining, All grades. $17. Ph Mike 03-5447955. Saturday 12th May, Brook to Founders, Easy, ph 544 7085. Nelson & Tasman MX-5 Group: Meet WOW carpark 11am Sunday 15th April for drive to Okiwi Bay. (Joint event with Marlborough MX-5 Group). BYO picnic lunch & rug. Queries Sandra 035286325. NELSON RAILWAY SOCIETY: the railcar or train will be running from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm, daily during the school holidays, weather permitting. ‘KICK-START’ exciting new community fitness & education programme to give you a motivational kick to get going! FREE INFO NIGHT Tues 24th April 7.30pm at ASB Aquatic & Fitness Centre. Sessions thereafter only $2. Find out more at the info night, just turn up. Annual AGM for Nelson Cadet Parent Support Committee 8 May at 6pm. The Garrison Club cnr Hardy & Rutherford St. All parents & caregivers welcome. More details contact Tracy East 547 2382 Restless Legs Sufferers are invited to a meeting of the Nelson Support Group at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, 49 Covent Drive, Stoke, on Monday 30th April at 2pm. All welcome. Phone Tom (03)5486398 Waimarama Community Gardens - Working bee each Sunday in April, 2–4pm, hot drink afterwards. Composting working bee Wed 18 April, 10am–12.30pm. Get a $30 voucher off the price off a compost/worm bin. BOATIES' CAR-BOOT SALE. Sunday April 22nd, 9am-12. Nelson Marina, Akerston St. Tasman Bay Cruising Club invite you to turn your unwanted boat bits (& other items) into $$$. $5 per boot. Entry free. Enq: Judy 021-250-7718 Nelson Indoor Bowls Association Fundraiser Housie on Saturday 21st April @ 7pm; Warnes Stadium, Songer Street, Stoke. $5.00 Books- 50 Houses plus Super House, Raffle Join Us. Contact K.Forsyth 5477485 Belly Dance with Sabina, new term starting on 1st May 6.30pm for Beginners, 7.30 for Intermediates at Victory Community Centre. Call or email Sabina: 5468511 or Best Dressed Pumpkin Competition, ANZAC afternoon Nelson Farmers Market. Bring your best dressed pumpkin to cnr Hardy & Morrison Sts before 3pm. OFF YOUR ROCKERS CHOIR. Need males, aged 60 and over who would like to have fun singing with 30 cheerful women and 5 lively men. No auditions. Phone Robyn 5394724 COMPUTERS for over 50s - SeniorNet. This month's speaker Grant Sidaway, Executive Officer of NZ SeniorNets. His topic - "Your Technology Update for 2012”- a glimpse of what’s just ahead with technology. 2pm, Wednesday, 18th April, SeniorNet rooms, Pioneers Park, Hastings St. (opposite Spotlight) Ph 5469349 Victory Seniors Tuesday April 24th at 1.30 pm, Cards, Games, cuppa and chat, all welcome. Victory Community Anglican Church 238 Vanguard Street. Any enquiries Shirley 5471433 Easy one hour autumn bike ride starts from Branford Park, Nelson @11am Sunday 22 April and ends back at the same spot with picnic. Join with family & friends. Chandra 5390565 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: A celebration of England for St. George's Day: Tuesday April 24, Traditional Lunch @ 12pm. Cost: $10. Please book. Entertainment by Anne & Maureen at 1.30 pm. Enquiries to: Stoke Seniors Club, 548 Main Road, Stoke. PH: 547-2660 ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS and Intermediate Level students. FZun and practical ten week course in the basics of Italian pronunciation and communication-with a dash of culture and music.Wednesdays at Club Italia, 9Trafalgar Street. Beginners-7 pm, Intermediate level8pm. Next sessions begin 25th April. Bookings required. For enrolments or more info please phone Joe Rifici 545-6046 THE GOLDEN GIRLS ANZAC VARIETY SHOW: Thursday April 26, 1.30 pm. Admission: $2 Enquiries to: Stoke Seniors Club, 548 Main Road, Stoke. PH: 547-2660 NELSON BOATING EDUCATION. Coastguard Boating Education course on Outboard Maintenance. Tuesday evenings 6.30pm to 9.30pm 1st and 8th May. Coastal Navigation course over two week-

ends 11 to 13 May and 15 and 16 June. Weather course weekend 27 and 28 July. Contact Brian or Hilary Tear or 547 3513. Kitchen Trail 6 May, Nelsons leading design & kitchen specialists on display with the support of homeowners. Light lunch provided at the Stoke Hall. Time 10am to 4pm. Tickets $20. Proceeds to Nelson Hospice. Be in the competition to win a Samsung microwave, donated by Harvey Norman. Tickets available Harvey Norman, Plumbing World, Angelica Flowers, Baku Cookware/Homeware. Pottery - Hens & Roosters, Mice with Jenny Miller: April 28 & 29th Saturday and Sunday 9:30 to 4:30. Cost: $105 for non-members $ 95 for members. Phone Megan: 5475252 or email & leave a message with your details to book. Pottery Classes with Ross Richards Starts Wed May 2nd –July 4th 2012. 7 to 9 pm for 10 weeks. Cost: $120 for non-members, $105 for members. Phone Megan: 5475252 or email & leave a message with your details to book. LIONESS CLUB OF NELSON Coming soon is our annual "jam making project" for meals on wheels recipients in Nelson.We need small glass jars (No larger than 375g please) Telephone Mary 5451768 to arrange collection Free Introduction to Bridge: Apr. 23rd. at Nelson Bridge Club. 21 Haven Rd. (opp. Anzac Park). No partner needed. To be followed by10 Easy Steps to Playing Bridge: Apr. 30th. For enquiries phone Helen 545 0308 or you may wish to register Email nelsonbridge@ THE NAYLAND BADMINTON CLUB: Come and join in at the Stoke Memorial Hall onWednesdays starting 25 April 2012. Juniors: years 3 to 7 from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Seniors: years 8 to 13 from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Includes a warm up followed by coaching and then organised games. Players need no experience and racquets and shuttlecocks are provided. Costs: $4.00 Casual, $35.00 for a term, $55 for two children or $75.00 for three children. Enquiries to Aimee on 027 6979270, or Sue 547 2484. Living Well – a support and education programme for those recovering from, or coping with cancer. Starts Tuesday 8 May 2012 and is a free 6 week programme. 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Phone Cancer Society 03 539 3662 to register Lest We Forget 2012, Nelson’s unique, fully interactive, living history, family orientated ANZAC event – discover, learn and remember.WET OR FINE, 10am – 4pm on Saturday April 21st, Sunday April 22nd and ANZAC Day April 25th . Founders Park Nelson $2 entry for all ages. Broadgreen Historic House: 276 Nayland Road. "A Needlework Extravaganza" Exhibition of heritage quilts and embroideries, including one of the oldest-known quilts in NZ. Embroideries through the decades, featuring some war time works. Open daily 10.30 to 4.30. Exhibition runs from 2nd to 29th April - Adults $6. Seniors $5. Children $2. An activity for children included during school holidays. Bizarre Bazaar April 21st Stoke Hall Sale of recyclable craft materials Sell or buy for crafty people. Stalls can still be booked Contacts, Stoke Seniors : Tues May 8: Dennis Le Clerc-Jude "Good Time Blues" concert. 1.30 pm. Admission: $2. All welcome. Thurs May 31: Mexican Lunch $10. 11.45am. Please book. Enquiries to: Stoke Seniors Club, 548 Main Road, Stoke. PH: 547-2660 Waitaki Girls' High School. Ex pupils living in the Nelson area are invited, along with current members, to attend a luncheon on Saturday May 19th at Rob Roy's Queen Street, Richmond. Meet at 12 noon. Lunch 12.30pm. AGM will follow. Please contact Lynne (03) 546 5030 by Tuesday 15th May REGULAR EVENTS Nelson Newcomers Network Looking for wider social connection? Visit Newcomers Coffee Morning (First taste of NNN) - every Wednesday 10.30am at Deville café, New Street, Nelson. Contact: Chandra for details. 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: Mondays & Fridays 9am-noon, Wednesdays 7pm-9pm. $4pp or $10per famil. Bats provided. Non-marking footwear essential. Ph stadium 5479479 or karen 5473005. 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 Angie’s Silver Circuit. Seniors ONLY. Light Exercise Circuit helping with your everyday life Strength/Stability. Friday 10.3011.15am,$4. Stoke Seniors. Behind Memorial Hall. 548 Main Rd Stoke. Angie on 547 0198 Angie's AquaFitness. Exhilarating & Motivating Aqua Class. Superb way to get back into activity. All abilities shapes & sizes welcome. Tues 10.45-11.45am, Thurs 6-7pm, $6 Ngawhatu Pool , Stoke Angie 547 0198

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SPACE is for first time parents and their babies - weekly sessions include opportunities to meet other parents, discussions on child development and parenting, music and activities. Contact Marie Lenihan 03 545 2017 or 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 2-4pm $3 Create cooking group meets fortnightly on Fridays @ 10am Great learning new ideas. Ph 5478108 or 0274435507, Sharyn Zumba meets weekly on Mon and Weds from 4.30 till 5.30pm, 75 Pascoe St Nelson Ph5486555 MORRIS DANCING: Nelson Morris practice every Thursday evening at Trafalgar Street Hall, (opposite Trailways) from 7.30 pm. New dancers and musicians welcome. Contact: Jan King 545 2546 Scottish Country Dancing. 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