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Back from the dead Andrew Board The decision was made, David Currie’s family would not allow him to live life as a vegetable. They had come to accept medical advice that said he had only a one percent chance of living and if he did he would be blind, deaf and brain dead. They had made the horrific decision to turn off life support and moved him from Nelson Hospital to Nelson Hospice. After four days of no food or water, but increasing amounts of Morphine for pain, David’s family thought they had only about 10 hours left with

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their father, husband, brother and son. Then he woke up and said he was hungry. “That threw a spanner in the works,” jokes David’s brother Mark, who along with the rest of his grieving family was in a state of shock as the ambulance was called for and David moved back to Nelson Hospital. “We had all accepted that he was gone, we were already planning the funeral and he had been read his last rights by a local priest. We were braced to say goodbye.” In January 2009 David LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL: David Currie with his wife Wendy and their three daughters Renee, 15, Maia, 6, and 16. David was dead for 40 minutes before he was resuscitated and woke up two weeks later as furneral preparSEE PAGE 4 Nicole, tions were being made by his family. Now David wants to give back. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Nelson swimmers are back in the water after a standoff between swim clubs and the ASB Aquatic Centre was ended, thanks to intervention by the Tasman District Council. Last week junior swimmers at the Nelson, Nelson South and Waimea swim clubs were left with nowhere to train after their

usual winter training times at the ASB Aquatic Centre in Richmond were taken away from them by centre managers, Community Leisure Management. CLM, an Auckland-based company that manages the pool on behalf of TDC, has created its own swim academy this season and it gave the new academy most of the swim times the three clubs held previously. This left more than 100 local swimmers out

in the cold – unless they signed up to the CLM academy, which costs $234 a term. Swim club officials and parents were furious they were told they could not train in the only indoor pool in the region that is 25 metres long, the length of most competitions the swimmers compete in. Riverside Pool is the only other indoor pool in the Nelson and Tasman region, but is 33 metres in length.

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• Nelson Police say the custodial sentence handed down to a man who attacked another man in the early hours of the morning outside a Bridge St bar is a timely reminder of the need to clean up Nelson before the Rugby World Cup. Scott Douglas Rowe, 30, from Christchurch, appeared in the Nelson District Court on Thursday May 12 and was sentenced to two years and two months in prison for reckless wounding. In November last year Rowe had been drinking in the city when he got into an altercation with another man. Rowe found an empty beer bottle, smashed the end off it and attacked the victim around the head. He then left the scene in a taxi. The victim received lacerations up to 60mm deep, one of which was just 3mm from his jugular vein. Nelson Bays Area Commander Brian McGurk says it was just good luck that the incident didn’t become a homicide. • NMIT last week announced one of its best annual financial results, in its 2010 Annual Report. The report records a group surplus of $5.3m (9 percent of income) as well as the successful completion of a range of projects; the meeting and exceeding of key education performance indicators, objectives and service performance targets.

BIG WINNER: Tim Knight has never won anything more than a meatpack from the local pub. So when he recieved a call from Heineken saying he had won an $8000 home entertainment package, he was more than ecstatic. Tim will receieve a Toshiba 55 inch plasma screen television and a laptop courtesy of a Heineken Rugby World Cup competition. “It’s certainly pretty welcoming. There’s nothing in the fridge other than Heineken at the moment.” Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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growing amount of anger and frustration from parents towards the pool for its stance. “Every winter the swim clubs train here, it was one of the reasons it was built, and for them [CLM] to turn around and say ‘well we can make more money this way’ is not on. It is a community facility for the community, not to line the pockets of some Auckland company.” Paul Thornton, president of the Nelson Swim Club, says a letter was received late on Friday by TDC community services manager Lloyd Kennedy which gave the clubs most of the times it had previously held. “It was a big relief. It was a shock when the whole thing happened. It was very strange situation but we are really happy it’s ended.” Centre manager Robert Kennedy could not be reached for comment. Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio says he was informed of the situation by concerned parents and says he is glad the centre has done a u-turn and allowed swimmers back in the pool.

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terrifying.” The company’s receptionist Roz McNeilly, who An Atawhai business had its roof ripped off early lives in a cottage about 30 meters away, also felt Sunday morning as violent winds and a thunder as if she was in the “eye of the storm”. storm, described as a “mini tornado” shook the “It was so scary. It was the most scared I’ve ever small Todd Valley community, near Atawhai. been in my life. Wind was coming in the house Damage to Burgess and I thought it must Crowley Civil Ltd is exhave started breaking pected to be more than the windows so I just $150,000 says its manstayed in the middle of ager Ted Walsh, who the house. It was so loud lives about 40 meters and so frightening.” away from the business The full extent of the with his wife Eyvonne. damage to Burgess The roof of the comCrowley Civil was not pany’s shed was thrown known until day break behind it and the framwhen Roz ventured ing is buckled to such down to have a look an extent it was still and informed Ted. He creeking and moving at believes the shed, only day break. built three years ago, The storm hit around will need to be pulled 3am on Sunday morndown. Two cars in the ing say residents and shed also suffered minor ROUGH NIGHT: Burgess Crowley Civil Ltd damage to neighbourdamage. neighbours and employees Eyvonne Walsh ing properties includes Out back the roof and Roz McNeilly outside the damaged busiripped up fences, turned smashed through a glass ness. Photo: Andrew Board. over trampolines, misshouse and trees were ing Sky TV dishes and damage to power lines. felled and left lying across the property. InterestEyvonne says the storm was terrifying and ingly, two unsecured chicken pens right next to sounded like a jet plane was about to land out- another small shed that had sustained damage, side her front door. where untouched and still upright: “They usuShe says lightning lit up the whole house and ally fall over every time we get any wind up here,” thunder kept them awake. “We knew there would says Eyvonne. be some damage because we could see sparks fly- The run of poor weather will come to an end toing off the power lines but we weren’t going to day, says the Metservice, with fine weather prego down and have a look, it was frightening… dicted for the rest of the week from tomorrow.



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Stoke father back from the dead hungry. Family members rushed to get nurses who were doubtful but one nurse enquired: “Hi suffered a massive heart attack and two strokes David, my name is Kate”, he answered, “Hi Kate”. simultaneously. It was enough to throw him “Are you ok?”, she asked, “I’m alright.” from his bed, where he was sleeping, and onto “It was the most amazing feeling, we were all the floor, wedging him between the bed and shocked, just shocked. The old bugger wasn’t wall. His wife Wendy couldn’t lift or turn David finished yet,” says Mark. as he laid face down, dead. It took ten minutes The elation, surprise and joy was overwhelming for St John to arrive and begin working on him, he says. “Our heads were just spinning, he was but another 30 minutes before he responded to given no chance, none and here he was talking.” David was taken back to hospital and CPR treatment. within days was sitting up, eating, David was dead for 40 minutes and drinking, talking and even schemfor two full weeks after showed no signs of improvement. That fort- Our heads were just ing. Nicole was talking to her father night was diarised by David’s eldest spinning, he was when he asked about chocolate bisdaughter Nicole, now 16. She goes given no chance, cuits, she told him he might not be allowed it, “we’ll tricks the bastards,” into detail about the medication he was given, tubes going in, tubes go- none and here he he said. was talking. David, who works at Opus, says he ing out, seizures, infection and fam– Mark Currie. certainly feels lucky to have surily meetings, including the meeting vived. six days after the heart attack where Dr Andrew Hamer told them “we don’t think “The little things don’t bother me now, if something starts to annoy me I just laugh it off, it is he’s going to make it”. Mark says the feeling amongst the family was nothing in the big picture.” at its lowest then. “We all looked at each other And now David wants to give back. After strugand didn’t want to make that decision [to cut life gling to do enough exercise he decided he needsupport] then I said to Wendy ‘let’s go get some ed a goal – the Buller half marathon. fresh air’ and said what I thought we should do David will walk the 21km and hopes to raise money for two charity’s that mean the world to and she agreed.” Into his fifth day of palliative treatment, includ- him, the Heart Foundation and Nelson Hospice. ing no food or water, dehydration was setting “They have both been pretty important for me in and his cracked lips were kept wetted with a and most people that use Hospice don’t have gin and tonic-soaked cotton bud. His siblings, the opportunity to try and give back, I am so I including a brother from England, were sitting thought it would be a good thing to do.” around his bed at the Hospice, sharing a last gin David is already deep into his training schedule and has attracted support from Hamish Fletcher and tonic with their brother. “That’s what did it I reckon,” jokes Mark. “He Lawyers, Nelson Windows and Doors and Opus. To donate or for more information visit www. was just missing his alcohol.” Shortly after David woke up and said he was Currie.


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‘Revolutionary’ Hyundai expected in NZ this year A sporty new coupe from Hyundai will change the game this year. The three-door Veloster has just been launched in Korea. It’s expected in New Zealand late this year. Among its revolutionary design features are one door on the driver’s side but two doors on the opposite side, allowing easy rear seat access. Veloster introduces a new 1.6-litre Gamma engine giving an impressive 6.2 l/100km, with a manual gearbox driven through the front wheels. An automatic transmission will return 6.5 l/100km. And Veloster bristles with hi-tech wizardry. “Hyundai designers wanted to create an eco-vehicle loaded with technology that also gives people the connectivity they have everywhere else these days,” explains Tom Ruddenklau, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai New Zealand. “It has cost US$24 million over a 40-month pe-

riod to develop Veloster – the car is a lot of fun but Hyundai is very serious about this project.” Veloster is part of Hyundai’s new communication brand in South Korea called ‘Premium Youth Lab’ to target the younger generation by offering premium emotional values. The hard-charging auto maker is limiting numbers available to retain exclusivity. Unlike past coupes using smaller rear-hinged access doors, Hyundai’s fresh take provides a conventionallyhinged door on the passenger side for safe and ready access to the surprisingly spacious rear seats. The passenger-side rear door handle is hidden to maintain the coupe design. “And with an interior size the best in its class, advanced safety technologies as standard, and sporttuned electric power steering plus a suspension setup that’s world-class, Veloster is the coupe we are all waiting for,” said Mr Ruddenklau.

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Local dog best tracker in NZ Nelson police dog Saegar was crowned the best tracking police dog in New Zealand last week. Saegar, with handler Julian Lewis, also finished second overall in the four day National Police Dog Championships in Trentham last week. It is the second time the duo have taken out the runners up award with Julian saying one challenge let them down this time round. “We were only 25 points off winning, we dropped points on one exercise and that cost us but I’m pretty pleased to do so well again. He is a special kind of dog and was pretty unlucky not to take it out.” It was also the second time they won the Colin Guppy Trophy for best tracking dog. “I’m very pleased to win that again, that award means a lot to us and shows how good Saegar is, he is a fantastic tracking dog and hopefully we’ll have another crack at the top title next year,” says Julian. Another Tasman pair, senior constable Richard Van Ash and Havok placed eighth overall and four of the top eight dogs in the competition were fostered in CHAMPION: Nelson police dog Saegar and handler Julian Lew- Tasman, which includes Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. is with the Colin Guppy trophy for best tracking dog in NZ




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Having a party/event/function? Call our photographer 548 4949 or 027 548 4948 Karlos Fulford, Jess Hildyard, Craig Muller and Pete Bennett at Shane and Mark’s party at the Boat House on Saturday.

Linda and Kyle Whiting at the Edward Gibbon dinner on Friday night.

It seems 30th birthday parties are the ticket this week. We have photos from three different 30th’s in Nelson and Stoke on Saturday night and have invites to another two this weekend. We also went along to the Edward Gibbon golf tournament and dinner at Greenacres Golf Course and have some photos from the Ellen Rankin, Freehouse on Friday night. Remember, if you are Julia Talijanhaving a party, or have lich, Lauren photos that you would like Fletcher, to send in you can contact Amy Goonan our photographers by calland Nick ing 548 4949. Burn at the See you again next week. Freehouse on with more party photos. Friday night.

Mark Allsopp and Helen Barwick at the Boat House on Saturday.

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Lisa Spick and birthday boy Shane Lawrence at the Boat House.

Ted Jackson and Judy Austin at the Edward Gibbon dinner on Friday night.

John Waterman and Belinda Mintrom out for a drink in Nelson on Friday night. Chaz Brooks, Byron Carr, Symon Carr, Corey Pont, Mark Cotton at Corey’s 30th birthday on Saturday.

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Sixth Stage Challenge title just a wish away St John offers Phillip Rollo Nayland College won’t need a genie’s wish to reach their third title in as many years at the regional Stage Challenge final tonight. The perennial favourites are confident their continued originality and passion will conquer above their secondary school counterparts. The award cabinet at Nayland College’s reception showcases every single title since 2005, except for 2008, and choreographer Sam Lagrutta says their latest performance, Just a Wish Away, has the recipe for more success. Just a Wish Away is an Arabian themed performance about a group of kids who come across a magic lamp. But are the genie’s three wishes everything they really desired? “The storyline is something that we haven’t really done before,” says Sam. “That what makes ours different.” With huge success comes huge pressure and that is something the students have had to overcome, he says. “There’s a lot of pressure to come up with something new and exciting, something that hasn’t been done before. There is so much drama behind the scenes it’s not even funny. But it will all come together.” Each school is well aware of the story STAGE STARS: Nayland College Stage Challenge performers Sam Lagrutta, Kristie De Feu, lines each other has come up with, deLucy Everett, Ellora Virtue, Monica Gonzalez, Mink Witowski, Jared Neame and Leah Tenetti spite ideas trying to be kept hidden. after their dress rehersal on Sunday night. Stage Challenge is on at Trafalgar Centre tonight Sam says hearing the other school’s with Nayland College aiming for their sixth title in seven years. Photo: Phillip Rollo. concepts made him even more focussed We have to beat them regardless and I think held bi-annaully in the future, will again be to master Nayland College’s Arabian our idea will conquer them. It would be un- held at Trafalgar Centre. performance. The show starts at 6:30pm with doors open“All we can do is hope. I feel confident. I believable to win. I would probably die.” think we have something worth winning for. Nelson’s Stage Challenge, which is likely to be ing half an hour prior.

free blood presure checks St John is encouraging people to have their blood pressure checked for free this Saturday. The free checks are available right around the country and are part of the Stroke Foundation’s national campaign to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. In Nelson the free checks are held at Nelson city New World and Stoke New World. St John Medical Director Tony Smith says St John is pleased to be supporting the campaign, and will be providing checks right around the country. “This is a good opportunity for people to have a quick, painless check,” he says. “We’re all so busy with families, work, sport and other activities that it can be hard to make the time for something as simple as a blood pressure check, and yet it could end up saving our lives. It’s easy for high blood pressure to go undetected. St John is committed to helping the community to stay healthy, and we’d really encourage you to come along for a free test.” Information about blood pressure and other risk factors for stroke will be provided during the check, and people with raised blood pressure will be referred to their GPs for medical advice and treatment.

What do you want Nelson to be like in 50 years? How will we get there? Please come along to a community gathering to share your ideas and vision for our future. These sessions will be active, stimulating and hopefully inspiring! Refreshments are provided and everyone is welcome. Choose a time that suits you • Tuesday 24 May 7 – 9.30pm at Nayland College Hall • Thursday 26 May 9.30am - 12pm at Victory Community Centre • Friday 27 May 1 – 3.30pm at The Granary at Founders Heritage Park • Tuesday 31 May 7 – 9.30pm at the Trafalgar Pavilion in Trafalgar Park Please join us and be part of making Nelson a great place to live for generations to come. Phone Nelson City Council on 546 0200 or email if you have any questions.

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Nelson police have joined the social networking revolution. It now has a Facebook page to help stay in touch with people in the community, get feedback and encourage other users to help identify suspects or gain other information. The page will be updated regularly and will be a great tool to help keep people informed with what they are up to. To “like” the page simply go to www.facebook. com, search “Nelson police” and POLICE PROFILE: Nelson Inspector Iain McKenzie checks out the new Nelson police press the like button. Facebook page. Photo: Andrew Board.

CANTEEN MAN: Stoke resident Alister Gregg is handing over the keys to the Saxton Field canteen this season. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

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Alister Gregg can tell you a lot about confectionary and it’s not because he has a sweet tooth. The Stoke man has run the canteen at the Saxton Stadium netball courts for the past eight seasons, selling lollies, food and drink to netball players and supporters. He will be stepping out of the canteen this year and passing along the keys just as soon as someone is appointed to replace him. Alister says the best part about the job in the popular canteen has been meeting young players and watch them move up the grades. Several things have changed over the years though, including the new Saxton Stadium complex where senior netball is now played. The construction of an indoor facility was an interesting thing to watch according to Alister, who says the size of the building now dwarfs the old building where the canteen is located. Being able to have his weekends back over the winter period is just one of the reasons Alister has decided to step down from his roll. He’s now hoping he will have a bit more time to himself. “We have three grandchildren in Christchurch and it’ll probably give me a bit more time to pop down there for a weekend to see them.” Alister says he will be sad to leave the canteen. “I will miss it; I’m not leaving because I find anything wrong with the job. I’ll hopefully come along and at least have lunch upstairs sometimes.” There have been a number of interesting characters over the years according to Alister, including one of the smaller customers who had issues with volume control. “I remember one little fella that used to yell, he didn’t really yell at me he just yelled when he was ordering things, I guess he did annoy me but I didn’t say anything because he was a customer and then I thought at home he probably had to yell to make himself heard, so that gave me a different perspective.” Alister has served thousands of netball players and their families over the years and he says it is this, the interaction with the community, that he will miss the most.

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Retailer of the month Each month, shopping centre Fashion Island rewards its top performer with a retailer of the month award. Here at Nelson Weekly, we are right in behind Nelson’s retailers so thought we would help Fashion Island celebrate each month’s winners by publishing their photo with the award in the newspaper. Congratulations to this month’s winners Ian and Trudi Brassfield of Columbus Coffee.

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New Zealand this Sunday. Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough school students and their families are being encouraged to collect pledges for each climb they participate in, to raise funds for the local helicopter, while also having the chance to win a national competition and meet Richie McCaw. Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust marketing and communications manager Paula Muddle says the competition is an opportunity for school children to get active, support a worthy local cause, and win prizes. “We live in such a beautiful region, so The 20 Summit Challenge is a chance for

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our local schools to get their staff and students excited about our great outdoors, and rally together to get fit, have fun and raise money for the helicopter.” The trust has committed to using the funds collected from the 20 Summit Challenge to purchase the region’s first FLIR – Forward Looking Infra Red unit – to help locate people at night by sensing thermal masses. The 20 Summit Challenge is not just about schools though with the whole community invited to take part and show their support for the rescue helicopter service. This Sunday’s climb starts from 2pm at the Botanics.

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The Harbour Master’s


• The Santa Regina resumed her regular calls, six container vessels, a car carrier, two log ships, a bulk carrier to anchor, a tanker, nine large fishing vessels, a fruit ship, all kept the port busy during the week. • Where some of the local rules come from: Maritime Rules Part 91. (Google Search and you shall soon find them). Part 91 continues the basic navigation safety rules contained in the Water Recreation Regulations, 1974, with some modifications and additions to bring the requirements up-to-date with modern boating conditions and safety expectations. • Part 91 also modifies and carries over some provisions from the General Harbour (Nautical and Miscellaneous) Regulations 1968 in respect of anchoring and mooring, give way rules, wakes, and proximity to oil tankers and ships carrying dangerous goods. • Part 91 sets basic national navigation standards. These standards may be enforced locally by Regional Councils through consistent bylaws made under the Local Government Act 1974. Regional variation is permitted in the navigation safety bylaws through mechanisms prescribed in Part 91. Please read the whole rule if there is any doubt. If in doubt – don’t go out Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.


STUNNING SINGERS: Singers taking part in the Mosaic and Friends Concert at St John’s Church on Hardy St this Sunday. They are from left; Roger Samson, Bailee Tava, Maz Robertson, Hana Tava, Vera Merrick, Catherine Brosnahan, Lia Nua Nuam, Shannel Courtney and Lia Muangnu. The concert is raising money for the earthquake affected children in Haiti and Christchurch. Entry is $10 per person with further donations accepted. World choir Mosaic will be the main attraction at the event but the Lia sisters and Tava sisters will be fantastic support acts says organiser Nicki Green. Photo: Andrew Board.

A tale of Sales. Riverside pool closed due to fault

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The city’s Riverside Pool is closed due to a significant electrical fault and is unlikely to open before Wednesday. The Riverside Pool and Fitness Centre on Riverside Drive, operates seven days a week and is owned by the Nelson City Council but managed under contract by Community Leisure Management. Council’s executive manager network services, Alec Louverdis, says the fault was identified on Saturday afternoon but the pool temperature and chlorine levels were sufficient to allow the pool to

stay open until the normal closing time. “The fault was caused by the failure of the three phase switch that supplies the facility and may have been contributed to by the recent storms. The parts necessary to repair the system are on their way from Christchurch but it’s unlikely all repairs will be completed, and water temperature sufficient to open the pool before Wednesday morning.” Council apologises to those customers who may have been inconvenienced by this unexpected closure.

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Dr Phillip Townsend of the Problem Gambling Foundation and gambling clinician Mathew McMillan, far left, present the award to Darci Goldworthy and Hester Phillips. Photo: Andrew Board.

Victory wins national award for fight against pokies The efforts of Victory to rid its community of pokie machines has earned it a national award. The award was presented to Hester Phillips and Darci Goldsworthy, of the Nelson Gambling Task Force, by Dr Phillip Townsend of the Problem Gambling Foundation, in Nelson last week after fog meant the duo could not fly to Auckland to collect it in person. The national award was created to recognise and celebrate those who work towards solving problem gam-

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Each week two photos of the museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly with the goal of exposing the photographs to more people. Right: Unnamed woman and child, Nelson Provincial Museum, Fletcher Collection: 2543. Below: Hardy Street School, c1880’s Nelson Provincial Museum, Akersten Collection: 3285. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email or phone 548 9588.


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From Inverness to Tuscany to India to Glenhope. Nelson travel agent Tracey Lynch has been there and done it all and she is ready to pass on the best travel advice to you. For 25 years Tracey has worked in the travel industry and has first hand experiences, giving you the best possible person to get travel tips and ideas from. In fact Tracey is so passionate about the industry, on top of working at Harvey World Travel, she and her husband own a Bed and Breakfast in Glenhope. She says she really does care about her clients and has a strong following from older travelers – drawn to Tracey’s genuine desire to help them get the most out of their travel plans. Tracey is also planning a guided tour through Rajasthan in India for two weeks next year where she will show Nelsonians the highlights of the region in a personal and exciting tour. If you would like to learn more about the tour give Tracey a call. So if you are thinking of your next adventure or your next holiday, pop in and see Tracey. She has the experience, the passion and the first hand knowledge of how to help plan your perfect holiday. To have a chat, call Tracey on 548 3300

Is it time for you to try a new hair style? Come in and meet our team. You Hair stylists will provide you with inspiration and advice, but most importantly listen to what You want. Sarah: I am originally from South Africa and have been living in Nelson for 16 months. I have been working in the hairdressing industry for six years and I love my job at You Hair. We strive to make our clients feel welcome and comfortable. The most satisfying part of my job is making people look and feel good about themselves. Sandy: Hi Nelsonians, I have just arrived in Nelson (via Wales) after six years in Wanaka. I have been in the industry for 29 years (gosh) and am devoted to my job. I am experienced in all aspects of hairdressing. At You Salon, we don’t just care, we care about You. Casey: I’m born and bred in Stoke. I have just started my first year of my apprentiship. I am passionate about hairdressing, especially colouring and creating fresh new looks. I am lucky enough to be working with two fantastic senior stylists who I am always learning from. Fun, Affordable & Passionate INTRODUCING... Sali Mathews is one of five solicitors at Stevens Orchard Lawyers and has been with the team since 2009. Her expertise lies in wills, trusts and estate planning, property and other general commercial matters. Sali’s past experience has been with Westpac in Auckland in their commercial banking team as well as in legal practices in Auckland. In addition to her legal Sali Mathews qualifications Sali has an accountancy degree so is able to call on her knowledge in that area to assist clients in all manner of business, property and financial matters. One area that Sali is currently concentrating on is trusts. Gifting assets will soon become easier with gift duty being abolished on 1 October. Now is a good time to review your assets and the protection a trust might afford, particularly for those approaching retirement age and especially with the gifting changes proposed. For advice on this and all property and commercial matters contact Sali at Stevens Orchard Lawyers Stoke office.

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Liquor ban enforcements push up arrest numbers Monday, May 9 One arrest for prevention of suicide for a 20 year-old woman at 4.20pm. Tuesday, May 10 There were six arrests on Tuesday; a 16 year-old male was arrested for injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and kidnapping at 1.03pm. Also at 1pm a 21 year-old man was arrested for threatening to blow up a government building in Nelson because his benefit was cut. Two warrants to arrest were made, both on females, one aged 16, the other 21. At 2.15pm, a 32 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting in a local supermarket and at 3.08pm a 44 year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour on Songer St, Stoke. Wednesday, May 11 Four arrests that started with an 18 yearold woman arrested at 12.45am for excess breath alcohol after she was located asleep behind the wheel of a car on Landsdowne Rd. At 12.50pm, a 26 year-old was arrested for stealing petrol. A 20 year-old man was arrested for burglary, receiving stolen property, willful damage and unlawful discharge of a paintball gun from an offence

earlier this year. Just after 11pm a 19 yearold man was arrested for breaching the conditions of his bail by consuming alcohol. Thursday, May 12 There were two early morning arrests including an 18 year-old man who had his vehicle impounded for sustained loss of traction and a 20 year-old man for disorderly behaviour for throwing a bottle at a car. At 10am, a warrant was issued for a 41 year-old and just after 1pm in Anzac Park a 44 year-old man was arrested for breach of the liquor ban. At 2.09pm a 42 year-old man was arrested on St John St for offensive behaviour, resisting arrest and refusing to give police his ID. At 11.45pm, a 33 year-old man arrested for detox on Bridge St.

old man was arrested for assaulting female. At 12.40pm, a 15 year-old male youth was arrested for breach of bail after he smashed up a chair at his home. At 4.15pm, a 14 year-old was arrested in prevention of suicide. And at 9.05pm, a 30 year-old man was arrested for assaulting a female in a family violence incident. Later in the night, at 11.32pm, two men aged 20 and 21 were arrested for breach of the liquor ban in Buxton car park.

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Friday, May 13 Two family violence incidents kept police busy early in the morning. A 38 year-old man was arrested at 4.20am for a breach of a protection order and at 9.45am a 26 year-

Saturday, May 14 At 2.45am a 32 year-old man was arrested in Tahunanui for breach of bail and disorderly behaviour. At 3.40am, a warrant to arrest was enforced on a 23 year-old man, he was found on Trafalgar St. At 8am a 24 year-old man and 18 year-old woman were arrested for stealing table and chairs from a local motel. In another family violence incident, a 35 year-old man was arrested for breach of protection order, wounding with intent and a warrant for his arrest was enforced. On Saturday night there were six arrests

for breach of the liquor ban, helped by Operation Unite. They ranged in time from 9.46pm to 11.39pm and involved men ranging in age from 18 to 46, all in the CBD. At 10.50pm a 17 year-old male was arrested for disorderly behaviour. Sunday, May 15 Another five people were arrested for breach of the liquor ban in the early hours of Sunday morning, including 17 and 20 year-old males in Buxton car park at 12.50am. The other three men arrested ranged in age from 18 to 47 and were call around Bridge St. At 1.10am a 26 year-old woman was arrested for disorderly behaviour and detox, she wanted a ride home in a prison van because all the taxi’s were busy, when police declined she struck out at the van window. At 3.45am a 31 year-old man was arrested for breach of the peace in the CBD. At 1.45am a 19 year-old man was arrested for willful damage. A warrant was enforced for a 18 year-old man at 3.20am and at 7pm a 19 year-old man was arrested for prevention of suicide, he was threatening to jump off the Nayland Rd overpass, forcing police to close traffic to the motorway.

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SPORT 14 year-old scores on Chatham Cup debut Phillip Rollo He may be a small boy, but Ross McPhie’s goalscoring debut shows he certainly has a big future ahead. The creative midfielder continues his rapid rise in local football as he netted for AMI Nelson Suburbs in its 4-1 Chatham Cup victory over FC Nelson, a special moment for the 14 yearold debutant who continues to prove size is no barrier in football. With four players unavailable, Nelson Suburbs coach, John Slotemaker, put his faith in the youngest members of the club, meaning the Nelson Pine Industries first division standout received his first call up alongside the Mainland Premier League squad. Ross was substituted on in the 70th minute and showed his class from the get-go, linking well with fellow debutant Cory Brown, 15. He receives applause nearly every time he plays, but Ross received the biggest applause of his career ten minutes later. Some quick jinks at the left post beat his man before smashing the ball in to the right hand corner. “It was big experience for me being named in the team and then coming on as well. Just before I came on I was really nervous but then you kind of just get in to it and it’s alright.” Ross says. “But to put away the goal was pretty good.” Even at his tender age, John says there is “no doubt” Ross is the next star to come out of Nelson football, comparing him to former All White Keith MacKay, due to his stature. “He’s very small but technically he’s very good. He’s going to be a very good footballer. I think he showed, the way he put away his goal, that he certainly has the ability.” Ross is “lightyears” ahead of footballers his own age according to his coach, but the Nelson College year ten student says it has been a “tough challenge” stepping up to first division and then Chatham Cup in the same year. “But it feels pretty amazing. The guys are really supportive and help you along.” Ross is an obvious choice for Dave Shaw’s Nelson College first XI when national secondary school qualifying begins later in the month, although he played down his cards of selection. His next target will be making his Mainland Premier League debut for the side. “I’m trying hard but I’m having fun.” Nelson Suburbs will face rivals Richmond AthLETS CELEBRATE: Nelson Suburbs veteran Matt Ayloff carries 14 yearletic, who beat Marlborough Mariners 5-2, in old Ross McPhie back to half way after the youngester scored for Suburbs the next round of the 84th year of the Chatham in its Chatham Cup win over FC Nelson on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Cup.

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IN BRIEF BASkETBAll: Fico Finance Nelson Giants couldn’t hold on to a late comeback against the Manawatu Jets on Friday night, going down 95-94. The entertaining clash went right down to the wire after some clutch Phill Jones three pointers gave the Giants the lead for the first time, late in the fourth quarter. But Darryl Dora’s missed free throws were a giant slip up, with Phill and birthday boy Mika Vukona unable to save them at the death. The Giants take on the Saints in Wellington on Thursday. RUgBY: Nayland College first XV put in a strong first half performance against St Thomas College of Canterbury on Saturday, despite their eventual 60-3 defeat. Nayland College was trailing 14-3 at halftime, still well in the contest. Patrick TafiliReid came close to scoring its first try of the Press Cup only to be brought down inches away from the line. ShooTing: Cable Bay Pistol Club is holding its open day on May 29 and is welcoming the public to come try the alternative sport. The day also doubles as a fundraiser for NZ open team member Brian Bishop to get to the World IPSC Championship in Greece. There will be trained range officer supervision but eye and ear protection is required. The pistol club is on Cable Bay Rd, Hira. Follow the signs and red flag on the left, past the 4x4 motorbikes. Entry is $5 per person plus a donation for ammo. The open day runs from 10am to 3pm. Contact Brian on 526 7798 or 027 458 3055. RUgBY: Riki Hoeata, a lock or loose forward and brother of Highlanders forward Jarrad Hoeata, is the latest player to sign with the Tasman Makos. The Tasman Makos’ ITM Cup season kicks off against Northland at Whangarei on Saturday, July 16.

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Nayland College A scores crucial win Carol Cook

HOCKEY’S A HIT: Enner Glynn School hockey players Jake Banks, Oliver Merritt, Cadin Stroud, Zion Nicoll, Harrison Trowbridge, Jordan Newsome, George Palmer, Ben Metcalfe, Thomas Gregory, Leon NicolsCruso Jones, Josiah Lander, Brodie Morrison, Olivia Daniel, Mitchell Bridge, Fiona Brady, Emily Rushbrooke, Jake Hall, Cameron Maye and James Barron are ready to compete against Nelson’s top primary schools at Saxton Field hockey turf today. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

After a slow start and down by 9 – 14 at the major break, Nayland College A came alive in the third quarter to outscore Richmond Wakatu Hotel B 10-5 and level the score at 19 all. Nayland’s Olivia Clarke swapped her goal defence bib of last week to goal attack and did a fine job of complementing shooter Deanna Hunt. Wing defence, Ashley Snape toiled to apply pressure on the outside of the circle while young circle defender, Sarah Reidie scrapped for everything while pulling in numerous rebounds to deny the second opportunity. A couple of unforced errors by the less experienced college girls gave Richmond the crucial turnovers which were converted to take the game 28–25. In the Collegiate 1 game Nelson College 9A had a tough assignment when they met the well polished Waimea College 9A side. Nelson had limited preparation and the new combinations took time to settle, however coach Penny Sue Franklin said her girls tried hard against the tight defence of Waimea. Nelson created turnovers however the attacks needed to have more confidence to let the ball go.

Goal attack, Abbey Franklin took on a hefty load of court work and shot well given her limited opportunities. Merekara McGuinnietty was a demon in the mid court while Mikaela Collier had her work cut out as she worked to contain the classy Waimea shooters. Waimea recorded a 38–14 win. Waimea Intermediate 8A was too strong for Nelson Prep Gold in the Junior 1 grade, running out winners 41–11. The Waimea team has the benefit of having the majority of last year’s 7A while Nelson Prep are still working on their combinations. Abbey Munro put in a “player of the day” performance, firstly at goal attack and in the final quarter in the unaccustomed position of wing attack which she handled with aplomb. Goal defence, Olivia Denis put in a fine performance in the first half before racing off to play her hockey game while centre, Emily Mills proved to be an effective link through court. UMPIRING APPOINTMENTS Four Nelson Centre umpires - Mary Ellis, Kate Smith, Marie Smith and Deb Vincent have been appointed to umpire at the New Zealand Age Group Tournament to be held in Nelson in July.

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IT’S MINE: Nelson College for Girls 9A goal defender Mikaela Collier grabs the rebound against her Waimea College opponent at Saxton Field on Saturday. Photo: Andrew Board.


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List & Sell your home with Nelson College captain Mitchell Drummond dives over for a last minute try that won the match for Nelson over rivals Waimea College. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

The great escape A pulsating finish capped off one of the greatest matches in Press Cup history. The fairytale script couldn’t have been written any better as Nelson College first XV stole the match at the death to win 20-16 against fierce rivals Waimea College first XV, although Waimea College will feel robbed with a dubious second half try awarded to Kasi Sami despite suggestions of a knock-on over the chalk.

Nelson may have used their get out of jail free card, it was a comeback for the ages, coming from 13-5 down in the final eight minutes to snatch glory. Mitchell Drummond, who had left his kicking boots at home, went from zero to hero as he sped in between the two posts to deny Waimea of a famous victory and kept the home side’s 2011 unbeaten record intact.

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Stoke Reds go for gold with first win of the season Stoke Reds were the toast of the club on Saturday, picking up their innaugral win of the year. Two early tries paved the way for Tahunanui Super Liqour Stoke Reds as they held on 3812 against Moteuka United at Greenmeadows. Nathan Gibson was a standout on the park as Stoke Reds played some enterprising rugby in much better conditions than last weekend’s downpour at Jubilee Park. A wee lull in concentration part way through the game saw Motueka come back with a couple of good tries, but a strong Stoke Reds forward pack saw then ease to victory. Stoke Reds play Marist at the Tahunanui Playing Fields this Saturday. Accesman Stoke didn’t fair to well on the scoreboard going down 40-10 to championship leaders Wakatu Marist. Stoke shuffled the starting XV hoping to knock over the high flying greens. But even with quarter of the game played against 14

men, Stoke struggled to score points. Jack Umaga, playing in the playmaker role, was a standout alongside the hardworking lock, Stu Tunncliff, and flanker Tevita Koloamatangi. An early try to Marist’s number eight Mark Bright gave the away side plenty of momentum early, but it was a second half flourish that saw them home. Stoke midfielder Sione Holani scored a consilation try in the final minutes, but it was too little too late. Shaun Begg scored a penalty before the halftime break. Stoke’s Divison 2 side will be hoping their home crowd advantage will see them home this week after two defeats on the run have left the injury depleted side in a rut. Stoke made the long trip to Murchison on the weekend with only two reserves, but it wasn’t long before they were called upon through injury. They lost 41-0. The team’s three MVP points for the weekend went to hooker Max Glossop. Brett Dickens and James Mason were second and third.

Star openside Tevita Koloamatangi tries to break the tackle of Marist first-five GET OFF ME: Stoke Reds player Nathan Gibson fends off his opposite in its 38-14 win at eighth James Proctor. Accesman Stoke went down 40-10. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Greenmeadows. The win was Reds’ first of the season. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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7:00-9:30pm. Nelson Bridge Phone Helen 545 0308 or Lindsey 544 1100. Horizon’s Market Day. Saturday 21st May 2011 YMCA - 156 Toi Toi Street, Nelson. New & Used items, Sausage sizzle, Raffles & more! Everyone Welcome, See you there! Parent to Parent Supporting parents and whanau who have children and family members with disabilities, health impairments or special needs. Coffee mornings 6th May, 10th June, 5th July, 9th Aug., 6th Sept. Free support and information courses though May and June. For more information Call Jane 546 8973. Community Garage Sale, fundraising for Atawhai Playcentre. Sunday May 22nd 9am-12.30pm Sausage sizzle, cake stall, hot drinks, bouncy castle, face painting, quality toys, clothing, nic nacs and more To book a stall (cost $15) ph Aimee 547 7810 FUN QUIZ NIGHT FOR NEWCOMERS- Get a team together or come along & join a Newcomers team, lots of prizes & a good chance to meet new people. Thursday 26th May 7.30pm in Plan B [Buxton Car Park Nelson]. All welcome [entry ticket $5pp]. Contact Jan Ph 5468730 COMPUTERS for over 50s - SeniorNet will meet 2pm Wednesday 18th May. After a short AGM, Brian Say will speak, from his own experience, about “Computers and the Visually Impaired”. SeniorNet rooms, Pioneers Park, Hastings St. REGULAR EVENTS STOKE/TAHUNA FUN AND FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE CLASSES. Tuesdays 9.30am (starting 10 May). Group fitness circuits to music using light handweights, stretch bands etc to improve, posture, fitness, muscle tone and MORE! $5. Nelson Bays Church, cnr Waimea and Quarantine Rds. For more info ph Julie on 545 0955. Free fortnightly legal clinics in Stoke and Richmond starting at 6pm Phone Nelson Bays Community Law 5481288 for an appointment Stoke Toy Library open Tuesday 7-8.30pm, Thursday 9.30 – 11am & Saturday 9.30-11.30am Songer Street, next to the playground. Great range of toys for hirer, birth to 5+ years. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. Stoke Playgroup Mon & Weds 9am - 11.30am (inc. school hols). Come join the fun and meet new people. Huge range of toys and equipment for your children to enjoy. Bring child’s morning tea. $2 per child or $3 a family . St Andrews Church, 262 Songer St, Stoke. Doubles Tennis at Tahuna Tennis club. All levels Saturdays1pm onwards. Contact Mike 5476562 THE HUB - STAYING FIT CIRCUIT 9.30am Thursdays (join us for the new term starting 5 MAY), group class using hand weights, stretch bands etc. Meet new people while keeping fit and active. FUN classes for adults at the NEW HUB, 23 New Street, Nelson. For further info please phone Matt 5459147. Nelson City Social Brass Band (a division of Nelson City Brass Inc.) meets at 7pm each Wednesday at the band rooms Hathaway Tce. Brass and Percussion instrumentalists of all ages and ability are welcome to join us to play brass band music at a social level. Enquiries to Peter, telephone 5451768. Duck Soup Has generated hundreds of opportunities for singles over 30 to meet partners, friends & buddies. Whether you’re new to town or interested in expanding your social network after a break-up, Duck Soup will provide that opportunity for you too. More info on Music and Movement for Preschoolers with morning tea and playtime. Every week during term time, spaces available on Fridays 9.45am at The Salvation Army, 57 Rutherford Street, Nelson. Gold coin donation. Contact 548 4807. Victory Community Playgroup. 9 - 11.30am Tuesday and Thursday, also Pasifica session 9.30 - 11.30 Wednesday. All children 0 - 5yrs welcome.Phone Nicole 539 4578 or Bonnie 545 6203, 0274342333. TOASTMASTERS Develop your personal confidence through public speaking in the safety and with the support of the High Noon, Nelson, or Madhatters Toastmasters clubs. Telephone 0800-PEOPLE (0800736-753). Victory Seniors Tuesdays 1.30-3.30 pm 238 Upper Vanguard Street. Join us for cards, games, or call in for a cuppa and chat. For more info please contact Shirley on 546 9057 or 021 121 8023 Sit and be fit Victory Thursdays 10-10.45 am 238 Upper Vanguard Street. Free first session. For more info please contact Shirley on 547 1433 or 021 121 8023 The Lighthouse Spiritual Awareness Centre meets every Monday 7.30-8.30pm at the Age Concern Hall (opp. Trailways) with weekly speakers, light workers, healing, public most welcome. If you are a spiritual worker and would like to speak on your experiences I would love to hear from you. Phone Sandy 0211 430 213 Nature playschool every Tuesday 10.30-11.30 at Isel Park. Meet at the second set of large gates off Main Road Stoke. PORSE Playschool every Thursday 9.30-12noon at Ranzau Community Church, Ranzau Road Hope. Come along and see the PORSE Programme in action! Chat with our educators and staff to see if PORSE is for you.

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