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Happy Harry hears again Jonty Dine As ‘Happy’ Harry Beardshall recalls the public reaction to his lost hearing aid, a tear streams down his cheek and down past his beaming smile. “It’s amazing how many people stopped me and commented.” The 92-year-old replaced his old hearing aids earlier this month with a modern pair at a cost of $3000, but one fell out after he left the store. Harry’s neighbour appealed to the Nelson Weekly in hopes a member of public had found the lost aid. A well-known face in his Stoke community, Harry was inundated by concerned locals. After a week went by with no luck, Harry received a call from Specsavers Richmond where he bought the hearing aids. Harry went into the store and was told that they would be replacing the lost aid free of charge. “I was more than delighted, the girl who told me gave me a big hug.”
Harry Beardshall will have the hearing aid he lost replaced for free by specsavers Richmond. Photo: Jonty Dine.
Shops sold for apartments Council proposes selling inner city land for affordable housing Charles Anderson Journalist
Nelson City Council is proposing to sell millions of dollars of central city property to create
multi-storey buildings capable of housing hundreds of people in affordable and social homes. The proposal is to sell councilowned land to Kāinga Ora which it says has the potential to create 175 affordable and social homes.
Pending agreement at a full meeting on Thursday 26 August, Nelson City Council will consult the public on a proposal to sell two pieces of land on Rutherford St and Achilles Ave. The sites are currently the building which
houses Zumo Coffee House and a piece of land that incorporates the old Hunting and Fishing building and its surrounding car parks as well as the buildng where Four Seasons is housed. The sites have a cumulative CV of close to
$5 million. The development, if it goes ahead, will be one of the largest mixed-use developments outside of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
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“One nice thing was my friends paying for expensive sushi in Malibu when I didn’t have much money.”
“I was picked up hitch hiking about 12 years ago in Napier. I was quite sick and they let me stay with them for a couple of nights.”
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Less than 50 per cent of the 175 properties will be social housing, with the remainder providing affordable housing. The ground floor of the buildings will be set aside for commercial or community activities. If, following community feedback, council decides to sell the land, Kāinga Ora will then complete its due diligence process before it finalises the purchase of the property. Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says council consulted on housing and intensification as a priority in the 2021-31 Long Term Plan. This included a plan to partner with central government to support intensification and an increase in the supply of housing. “Hundreds of submissions to our Long Term Plan supported housing as a priority.” Based on 2020 data, house prices
an artist’s impression of what the multi-storey housing (in yellow) might look like looking down Bridge St, if it were made into a park. Photo: Supplied. in Nelson have risen 88 per cent in the past five years, and rents have increased by more than 30 per cent over that same time frame. The average Nelsonian spends about 38 per cent of their household income on their rent or their mortgage. “The knock-on effect is that we are getting to a point where our businesses want
to grow, but they can’t attract staff or even retain skilled staff in this region because of the cost and supply issues with housing.” Rachel says Kāinga Ora is well placed to provide the affordable housing Nelson requires. Kāinga Ora owns and manages about 1,620 state homes in the Nelson and Tasman areas. Regional director of Kāinga Ora
Julia Campbell said her organisation is committed to providing more homes of a variety of types in Nelson and across the region. Should the sale go ahead, Julia says Kāinga Ora would engage with local stakeholders and the community to keep them wellinformed throughout the course of any development. Rachel said the proposed development would bring a lot of benefits to Nelson’s city centre. “By increasing the number of people who live in or close to our city centre, we not only ease the affordability crisis but also bring people closer to the services they regularly use and their workplace.” Proceeds from the sale of the properties would be used to pay down debt. However, the consultation also outlines other options, such as selling the land on the open market or retaining the land.
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ATM card thief goes on spending spree Erin Bradnock Reporter
A Murchison man has pleaded guilty to five counts of dishonestly using a document after he found and then repeatedly used a stolen debit card from a Richmond ATM. Hamish Silas McCullough, 33, appeared in Nelson District Court on Monday on charges relating to a spending spree at someone else’s expense last June. According to the police summary of facts the original card owner had attempted to get cash out at an ATM on Queen St in Richmond when his card appeared to have been swallowed by the machine. When the card wasn’t returned, he walked away and left it there. Shortly after, the machine returned the card and sometime between then and 10:35pm McCullough came across the unclaimed card and took it. McCullough went on to visit the Vodafone website, using the victim's card to purchase a $20 top-up. At 10:59pm McCullough entered BP Richmond on Queen St where he used the victim's
The defendant used a stolen card to buy shopping cards and tobacco. Photo: File. card to purchase two ‘paysaf- for a friend of McCullough’s. ecards’. McCullough then returned to A paysafecard is a prepaid card the original scene of the crime that shoppers can use to make and placed the card into a trash online payments. bin next to the ATM. The offending continued at In an explanation for the of11:24pm when the defendant fending, Zindel says that went into Z Energy on Ru- “things weren’t going well” in therford St and purchased a life for McCullough and that further two paysafecards to a he regretted his actions. combined value of $150. Judge Jo Rielly told the deMcCullough then returned to fendant it was “obviously” unthe BP on Queen St to pur- acceptable to use somebody chase a 30g pouch of tobacco else’s card before sentencing valued at $69.90. McCullough to 100 hours of Defence lawyer Steven Zindel community service and repasays the tobacco was purchased rations of $279.90.
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Confirmed RSV deaths in our region Kate Russell
There has been a recent surge in respiratory diseases across the region, with Nelson Marlborough Health confirming there have been deaths of people who had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Dr Nick Baker, chief medical officer at the DHB, could not say how many or the ages of those who had died, as the data was not available. He says that older people, especially those with underlying conditions, are those most likely to become critically unwell with RSV and warns that this year may yet get “significantly worse” for this age group. He says while infants, especially those under six-months-old, can get very unwell with RSV it is rare to die from the condition. However, he says it isn’t surprising to see an increase in “seriously unwell” infants this year. This is because children under the age of two were not exposed to many viruses last year due to the lockdowns and closed borders. “They have had less chance to develop immunity and are more affected by viruses.” In July, Nick says they saw a “substantial surge” in respiratory diseases occurring predominantly in children aged under six. Figures from the DHB show that from July 10 - 15, children under six presented to ED with respiratory symptoms each day, with 80 cases in that week. By the start of July 18 however, there were nine infants with RSV in Nelson Hospital. While the recent school holidays contributed to a decline in cases, Nick says this may change now school is back.
Vaccine rollout gains momentum Jonty Dine Reporter
Victory Square Pharmacy owner Sean Magee says demand for Covid-19 vaccinations have been high as they begin the rollout to under 50s and those with pre-existing conditions. “Every space that we have had available has been taken, it’s been a steady stream.” Sean says people have been delighted with the quick and easy vaccination process. “The online system seems to be working really well, we have been quite lucky it’s gone so smoothly.” With a high percentage of different ethic communities in Victory, the pharmacy is targeting these groups collectively. “We will be having vaccinations for Vietnamese and Columbians during September,” Sean says. “We try to capture them all at once due to language barriers.” He says the number of antivaxxers has been dwarfed by those willing to get the vac-
Nelsonian Anton Pagalilawan receives his Covid-19 vaccination at Victory Square Pharmacy. Photo: Jonty Dine. cine. “We have had one or two individuals expressing their preference not to take the vaccine, but overall the attitude has been very positive.” Sean says the process for booking a vaccination is incredibly simple. “Just go to bookmyvaccine. cov id19.health.nz and it takes about four minutes to find a centre, date and time.” Patients will then receive a text message informing them when the appointment will be. “You can also ring 0800 28
29 26 or walk into the pharmacy and we will do it over the counter, we try to make it as easy and accessible as possible.” He says patients should expect the vaccination to take about 30-minutes. This includes a 20-minute waiting period to monitor any bad reactions. “We haven’t experienced any ill side effects locally.” Anton Pagalilawan can attest to the simplicity of the vaccination process. The 25-year-old has a slight phobia of needles but, as an
asthmatic, he felt that getting the vaccine was a priority. “I thought ‘let’s not risk it’. It was very easy, and the staff here are great.” Anton says the jab itself was relatively painless, too. He is hopeful others will follow his lead to ensure we are protected from any potential Covid outbreaks. “The process to get it rolled out for everyone is ideal, so it’s a no-brainer.” As of August 15, 104,948 vaccine doses have been administered in the Top of the South, 40,000 of which are second doses. Nelson Marlborough Health general manager strategy, primary and community, Cathy O’Malley, says there is no cut-off date for people in any group once they become eligible. “From September 1, anyone over 16 can make their booking if they have not yet been invited directly.” She says they have more than enough vaccine supply and enough capacity at vaccination clinics to meet the demand from all eligible groups.
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Three wards for city council Staff Reporter Nelson City Council has voted in favour of a two general ward system for Nelson in time for next year’s local elections. This includes introducing a ‘Central Ward’ and ‘StokeTāhuna Ward’, for locals to vote for. Council was already scheduled to carry out a representation review in 2021, but a decision in May 2021 to create a Māori ward made the review essential. Councillors voted for a preferred option to segment Nelson into two general wards which will be created alongside a Māori Ward. One ward would be for north and central Nelson, including Bishopdale – provisionally called the Central Ward. The other ward would cover Stoke, Tāhunanui and Marsden Valley – provisionally called the Stoke-Tāhuna Ward. The Local Electoral Act 2001 provides a formula for calculating the minimum number of councillors that need to be elected from wards, based on the ratio that determines the number of Māori ward councillors.
These are the potential outlines of the boundaries of each new council ward. Photo: Nelson City Council. To maintain that ratio, a minimum of eight councillors need to be elected from the ward system. Both wards would have four councillors attached to them, with a further three councillors voted for by the whole community. Each ward councillor would represent just over 6,000 constituents. The Māori ward, which currently covers a population of 3,280, would have one councillor. The mayor is always voted for by the whole community.
Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says the proposal provides a balance between wards and at-large councillors. “The survey results showed that most respondents preferred a mixed system, where some councillors are elected by ward and some by the city as a whole, regardless of the electoral roll the voter is in,” she says. “I believe this particular mix offers the best of both worlds, with three councillors and the mayor elected by the entire community. We
now want to know whether people support this option. This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of democracy in this city.” Survey results showed just over half the respondents did not want community boards to be established. “One of the most common responses we received was to see more diversity on council,” says Rachel. “The Māori ward goes some way to supporting that, as does our change to the Single Transferable Vote system.” Council voted to move to the STV system in August 2020. The new system means that voters are able to rank candidates in order of preference, rather than simply pick their most preferred candidate for each vacancy. Those keen to have their say on the new ward proposals are invited to make written submissions on the council’s representation proposal. Submissions can be made online at shape.nelson.govt. nz/representation-review, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. nz, or by mail to Devorah Nicuarta-Smith, Nelson City Council, PO Box 645, 7040. by Friday, September 17.
House prices rise: House prices in the Nelson/ Tasman region have risen 13.7 per cent, from $588,000 last year to $682,000 this year. The region also saw the biggest decrease in monthly house sales across New Zealand, declining by 50 per cent from the sales made in July 2020. CEO of Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Jen Baird, says this sharp decline in sales reflects the high demand and constrained supply of housing. The lack of homes is putting pressure on the rapidlyfilling market, with Nelson/Tasman recording the second-highest percentage decrease in available properties across New Zealand. New tavern for Berryfields: Sprig and Fern Brewery has confirmed another tavern will be opening later this year. Located on Central Park Ave in the Berryfields area, Sprig and Fern The Meadows is currently under construction with the fit-out to start in the next few weeks. The owner and operator of the tavern will be locals Nick and Vicki Rose. With an estimated 1200 homes expected to be built in ‘The Meadows’ residential and commercial development, the tavern is one of the first commercial businesses in the area. Sprig and Fern Brewery owner and master brewer, Tracy Banner, says she’s thrilled the developers were keen to have a Sprig and Fern tavern in the community, saying it’s a perfect addition to the existing family of 14 Sprig and Fern taverns. “Each tavern caters to their local community, going beyond being just a nice place to enjoy real craft beer and cider.”
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On the market for first time in four decades Staff Reporter For more than 40 years, the corner of Parkers Rd and Pascoe St has been the headquarters for McKenzie and Sons Painters - and while the long-standing business isn’t going anywhere, it’s looking for a new owner of the land it calls home. The current building and site of McKenzie and Sons, formerly known as Ray McKenzie Painting, is going up for sale but the business will continue to stay in
the family. The business began when Ray returned from service following the second world war and he turned to the painting and decorating industry to support his growing family. After working for Harry Cotton painter and decorator in 1948, Ray then decided to go out on his own. According to daughter Sandra McKenzie, Ray became all the more motivated when he was told he wouldn’t make it.
The building that houses McKenzie and Sons Painters is going on the market for the first time since 1978. “He wasn’t frightened of hard work. “In the beginning, he would go
paint all day and come back home at 2 or 3am,” says Sandra. Sandra says it was Ray’s dedication to hard work that got the business off the ground. “He was known to be able to prime a whole house in one day,” she says. After a few years, Ray became a well-known name throughout the region and as the business grew, the family home was no longer fit for purpose to house both the family and the quickly growing business.
After shifting the business from the Russell St home into Bridge St and again along Tāhunanui Dr, Ray McKenzie Painting and Decorating found a lasting home at 43 Parkers Rd in 1978. After nearly four decades in the industry, Ray retired in 1987, leaving the business with his son and now his grandson where it continues to flourish. The 1506sqm property on the corner of Pascoe St and Parkers Rd will go to auction on Saturday, August 28 at 12pm.
Nelson avoids power cuts Jenny Nicholson The Nelson region was fortunate to avoid power cuts last week. Transpower last Monday evening asked all power distribution companies throughout New Zealand to drop their demand. While this resulted in power cuts in parts of the North Island, Network Tasman managed its load by controlling hot water supply.
Network Tasman operations manager Robert Derks says ripple control of hot water is something they use all the time on cold nights. “It’s usually for about two hours that we turn it off. In the morning when people are getting ready for work and in the evening when they get home to a cold house, turn on heating and cook dinner,” says Robert. “We just turned it off a bit longer on Monday.”
James Fitchett, Tia Andrews, Trish Parkins and Terry Kinzett are some of the Nayland Primary School parents braving the stage for the school’s upcoming Nayland Primary Parent Revue, entitled ‘The Wild Wild West’. Parents have been busy putting the show together at weekly rehearsals and tickets are now on sale for the school’s major fundraiser. The R18 show will run for three nights on September 18, 24 and 25. Photo: Jonty Dine.
High Street Motueka night works in August We are installing traffic and pedestrian lights at intersections and at an existing crossing along High Street to make sure everyone can get to where they are going safely. Night work timings Sunday 15 August to Thursday 19 August and Sunday 22 August to Thursday 26 August, from 6pm–4am each night We will be working at the Tudor/High Street intersection and by the existing pedestrian zebra crossing on High Street, north of Wallace Street. From 22 to 26 August, the entry and exit into Tudor Street from High Street will be closed from 6pm–4am each night. Short detours will be in place.
What will be happening We will be digging trenches under the road to install cabling for the traffic lights. During the night work there will be some noise. We will be using diggers, compactors and Hydrovac truck (contains a water blaster unit) to complete the work.
Parts of High Street will be down to one lane, with stop/go traffic management in place. There may be delays of up to 5 minutes. A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will also be in place. Emergency services will be able to use the road at all times. This works is being completed at night to minimise disruption and to ensure safety for people driving through High Street and businesses on High Street. We are also undertaking construction work during the day from Monday to Friday. By working during the day and at night, we will be able to complete this work before the busy summer season. We appreciate there may be some inconvenience and we thank you for your patience, while we get the job done.
More information If you need further information or would like to contact someone about the night works, please email SH60motueka@nzta.govt.nz or call Hamish Lewis 027 456 7654, or visit the project information site at 175 High Street.
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The Bishopdale development was the only proposal to receive unanimous support from councillors. Photo: Supplied.
Housing proposals approved Erin Bradnock and Kate Russell Nelson City Council has voted to put forward four housing developments for consideration for a slice of a $1 billion Government fund. In a full council meeting last Thursday, councillors heard local developer submissions for the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF), which was announced by the Government in June. The IAF was instated to allocate money to infrastructure projects to support housing development for areas in need. The first submission is Wakatū Incorporation’s proposal for 200-250 dwellings in Horoirangi, Wakapuaka. The development would be built on flat land extending from SH6 to the Boulder Bank
and provide a range of housing options. The next is Gibbons’ proposal for over 100 homes in Bishopdale, 60 percent of which would be affordable and developed through a community housing provider. This was the only proposal that received unanimous support from councillors. The next is a joint proposal from Marsden Park Limited, Stoke Valley Holdings Limited, and Solitaire Investments Limited, which would see the construction of about 2,250 dwellings in The Marsden Valley and Ngawhatu. Lastly, the Maitai Valley proposal - a partnership with Ngāti Koata and private developers, proposes to provide 350 homes, of which about 100 would be affordable. This proposal is pending the
outcome of a private plan change that would rezone the area from rural to residential, which has yet to be decided. Council heard submissions from each of these parties, apart from the Marsden team who will be presenting their submission at a later date. Councillors had mixed reactions to each application with Matt Lawrey being the only councillor to vote against three of the four proposals. The most controversial submission was the Maitai Valley proposal, with Matt, Rachel Sanson, and Pete Rainey voting against proposed funding for the development. However, mayor Rachel Reese says the council’s vote of approval to include all four developments in its application shows the council is taking the issue of housing seriously.
Experienced dentist joins progressive practice Munro Dental, a progressive dental practice in central Nelson, warmly welcomes a new dentist into their professional team – Dr Todd Verner BDent (Syd) BMedSc (Hons) PhD, who begins working at the practice this week. Todd graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2008. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours and after further research, was awarded Doctor of Philosophy. After graduation, Todd practiced in Sydney in a mix of suburban practices before purchasing and becoming Principal Dentist at a high-end Sydney CBD practice. In mid 2017, Todd and his family relocated to the Nelson region in search of a better worklife balance, and he has since worked at practices in Motueka and Richmond. Todd has a calming manner, gentle touch, attention to detail, and quickly builds a loyal patient base. He enjoys general and preventative dentistry, and he has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, including teeth alignment (Invisalign), whitening, and smile improvements with bonding or veneers and crowns. Todd is also proficient with endodontics, CAD-
CAM with Cerec, and placing and restoring dental implants. Like Alex, Todd likes to take his patient’s overall health into consideration with their dental health and treatment. Outside of work, Todd enjoys spending time with his young family, growing fruit and veg and getting outdoors. Prior to kids, he liked to travel, ski and spent Saturdays on the golf course. He follows many sports and is still a frustrated Wallabies supporter. Munro Dental offers general and cosmetic dentistry and hygienist care in a modern, purposebuilt practice, located at 37 Bridge Street. The business is owned by Dr Alex Munro and his wife Melissa. With 24 years’ experience, Alex is committed to providing the highest quality dentistry for both patient health and aesthetics. “At Munro Dental, we are a strong, friendly team who want to make every step of the patient experience positive,” says Melissa. To make an appointment with Todd or Alex, phone Munro Dental on 548 0000. Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. To find out more, visit www.munrodental.co.nz. Business Update. Adv.
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Busiest July on record for rescue chopper Erin Bradnock
Rescue pilot Barry ‘Baz’ McAuliffe says last month’s rush of rescues were largely related to flooding in the region. Photo: Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust responded to 50 callouts over July - the busiest July they have had on record. In July 2020 the crew responded to just 39 incidents. It was the flooding that rampaged through the Top of the South that made for hectic days at
the rescue helicopter base. Pilot Barry ‘Baz’ McAuliffe says it’s been an unusually busy winter with turbulent weather being the main contributor. He remembers July 17 as being one of the busiest days he’s had to work at the base. “We had about five or six callouts that day, from Motueka Valley, Havelock, Tuamarina and
Canvastown,” says Barry. Among the dramatic scenes that day Barry recalls the rescue of a man in a caravan trapped by the rising water levels. The helicopter and crew had to lean on the caravan with the blades still running as the man was airlifted out of the vehicle. A video of the rescue circulated on social media to high praise from the community for the
rescue team, but Barry says it was just another day on the job. “It was a reasonably simple rescue from our point of view. It’s something we do a lot - just this time it was a caravan rather than a hillside.” Other trips that day included freeing a driver trapped in their car in Tuamarina and other medical call-outs from across the region.
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Ford Club Nelson’s Ian Hanford handed a cheque to the Nelson Hospice CEO Tony Gray last week. Ian says they had about 100 cars on display to celebrate Henry Ford’s birthday, and about 100 spectators. Despite the weather not being ideal they raised $1000. “We are sorry it couldn’t have another nought on it,” says Ian. Photo: Jenny Nicholson.
News Ethan Bloom, 5, with his Eden Early Learning teacher Catherine Kinsey, holding his winning map titled ‘Coronavirus Free Travel’. Ethan earned first place out of the whole country for the under six category in the 2021 Children’s Map Competition run by the New Zealand Cartographic Society. Ethan made his map when he was four-years-old just after lockdown and it shows the possibilities of Covid-free international travel, with huge waterslides fitted with sanitiser. Ethan’s efforts have earned the preschool two maps and Ethan a handful of prizes including his own map of Aotearoa, an atlas of the world and a puzzle. Ethan’s map has been sent to Florence for judging at the world competition later this year. Photo: Erin Bradnock.
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The day a game split In 1981, South Africa was deep in the grips of the oppressive apartheid regime and sent an all-white team to tour New Zealand. On August 22, Nelson Bays played host to the tourists which remains etched in the minds of those who lived through one of the most divisive periods in New Zealand history. Jonty Dine looks back on the game played 40 years ago this Sunday. Rugby is a game where people generally pick a side to support, but in 1981 allegiances were tested more than ever. After cancellations, numerous arrests and violent clashes between protesters and police, the scene was set for more drama in Nelson. It soon came in the form of a ‘tuna bomb’ which was detonated outside the Rutherford Hotel where the Springboks were staying and a ‘stop the tour’ banner was draped from the top of Christ Church Cathedral. Surrounded by barbed wire and hundreds of police, Trafalgar Park resembled more of a maximum-security prison than a rugby ground. Former Nelson City councillor Mike Ward was passionately anti the tour and recalls a tumultuous time in the city. “It was demanding, all of us had friends on the other side who believed vehemently that politics had no place in sport.” He says they had an obligation to take to the streets and voice their opposition. “It was during this time I realised shouting at each other probably wasn’t the best way to go about things, but sometimes you have to say ‘enough’ and do it with a successful protest.” Mike says, coming off the radicalisation of the 1960s, protests became the primary method for opposing injustice. “It wasn’t unusual to protest, it was what people did.” Clashes between the two sides had become increasingly intense with the match against Waikato
Protesters gather at the cathedral steps. Photo: Nelson Provincial Museum. in Hamilton called off after protesters stormed the field. Just three days prior to the match in Nelson, the Springboks game against South Canterbury in Timaru was also called off due to security concerns. “It was scary, we got stories from the other parts of the country where people were getting beaten up.” As a result, the protesters came prepared for violence. “We had the crash helmets and the cardboard armour on.” Beginning at the Church Steps, protesters marched right down Trafalgar St to the park where
Mike Ward reflects on the '81 tour. Photo: Jonty Dine. they chanted outside the changing rooms. “We never got into the game. A
few tried but it didn’t happen.” Mike says the animosity between the respective sides was palpable.
“It was a 'them and us', it was a very polarising experience, there was no in-between ground.” Alan ‘Dobbie’ Dobson played at flanker for Nelson Bays when South Africa came to town and says has no regrets. “Not one iota, I don’t regret it at all and the fellas I played with have no regrets either. Their views have changed but back then it wasn’t a choice of do I, or don’t I?” Dobbie says playing against some of the best players on the planet was his and his teammates’ focus. “I was well aware of apartheid, but I didn’t think a game of rugby
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Nelsonians here in New Zealand was going to change the politics in South Africa.” Dobbie was 29 years old at the time of the tour and says to play an international side, especially the world-renowned superpower Springboks, was the big carrot. “I’m not a politician, I’m a sports person, and as a young male, rugby was number one. In hindsight, views do change and would I do the same today knowing what I do? "Maybe I would take a different stance.” One member of the team did take a different stance from the players. Ex All Black, Merv Jaffray, was coach of Nelson Bays at the time, however he withdrew himself from the match on moral grounds. “Our coach made a stance and we all accepted that.” An All Black trialist earlier in the year, Dobbie saw it as a prime opportunity to prove his worth, but it soon became apparent this would be no ordinary game of rugby. “As the game got closer, I was starting to get more of a feeling
In hindsight, views do change and would I do the same today knowing what I do? Maybe I would take a different stance. - Former Nelson Bays player Alan 'Dobbie' Dobson
of what was happening in the community and you realise there is this faction between the two groups. It almost split the town in two.” With rumours of a planned hijacking of the team’s bus, players met at the Buxton Carpark and dressed in civilian clothes, before walking to the ground in pairs. “We were just part of the crowd, the protesters were trying to find us. I remember hearing them saying ‘we will get them’ while we were walking right behind them.” After arriving at the park, players could hear the protesters outside on Trafalgar St. “The amount of police sur-
Alan ‘Dobbie’ Dobson has no regrets about playing in the 1981 match. Photo: Jonty Dine.
rounding the ground, and they were all facing the crowd, it was eerie.” Security was amplified with barbed wire used to stop anyone climbing the fence, but once the players were on the paddock the game flowed without any trouble. “It was 80 minutes of sheer delight even though we were behind the goalposts a fair bit of the time.” Dobbie says the South Africans certainly lived up to their fearsome reputation. “They were massive, they were fast, skilled and uncompromising.” During the match, Dobbie found himself at the mercy of an enraged Ockie Oosthuizen, who punched Dobbie while he was lying on the ground. “I gave Naas Botha a bit of a tickle up, but no one touches Naas. So, when I hit him that was the result, it was a bit scary but that’s rugby.” Dobbie says the South Africans were ruthless. “They were here on a mission. Even with the score blowing out they still gave 110 per cent, so we were quite happy to hear the final whistle go." Nelson lost 83-0 with South Africa scoring 14 tries in a dominant display. Dobbie points out that the different scoring system in 1981 helped reduce the damage. “Tries were worth three so it could have been worse.” Both Dobbie and Mike may have stood on different sides of the issue back in 1981 but have mixed feelings about the impact of the tour and the protests today. After all, it took another decade before apartheid was repealed in South Africa.
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All funds go to cancer “The purpose of the rally is that everything goes to the Cancer Society,” says Ray. “Last year, we had to postpone the event until November. This year, we are hoping to hold events right across New Zealand and hopefully it all goes to plan.” Ray says the Cancer Society relies on these sorts of events to raise funds for each local area and when you can’t hold them, they lose out significantly. “On the weekend prior to the Nelson rally, local members of the VCC take cancer patients for a few drives and they get quite a kick out of it.” Young people can join VCC “As well as being a Cancer Society fundraising initiative, the event is also about raising awareness for the Vintage Car Club,” says Ray. “Nationally we have about 10,000 members and Accompanied Children we welcome people of all ages with any sortFree of vehicle to join the club. However, as times change, we are particularly conscious of the
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Opinion Your Voice ‘Holy chip’ – giant spud found in Victory: A big scoop for the Nelson Weekly! Janine Hannan They really had to dig for this one. Amy Nees What (s)mashing news. Faye Tito
puaka is plain stupid. Dennis Gibbs
The council preaches climate change but allows housing near the coastline on already a boggy site. Karen Mackey Short memories in this council, Christchurch’s east side was built on similar grounds and the majority of those houses have now been pulled down. Idiotic location. Jodie Lee Hope they put them on stilts! Sally Baker
COMMENT OF THE WEEK Tell me you’re small town without telling me you’re small town. - Hayden Croghan
I don’t think you could possibly find a worse area to develop for housing. Frank Davey
Surely immortalise it as a statue. Nicholas Ward
Stupid place to build! It's a swamp. Belinda Girle
Wow, slow news day huh? Diana Morgan
There was an extremely interesting debate at Thursday’s meeting of the Nelson City Council, and it was great to see a full public gallery of people taking an interest in our city. There were some misgivings, so the motions on each development weren't passed unanimous-
Nelson seeks slice of $1b for housing: Build in Marsden Valley, but not Maitai. It is central and should be treated like a nature park in my opinion. Waka-
Your Voice email@example.com facebook.com/nelsonweekly topsouthmedia.co.nz ly, although the majorities were substantial. I have personal misgivings about the proposed development near the north end of the Boulder Bank, and I still have misgivings about the Maitai development. However, the council have passed the right motions in an effort to get assistance from Kainga Ora. This will be an ongoing debate re the proposed developments. Dennis Goodman Looks like wetland to me … remember Christchurch? ‘Bog standard house for sale, suits person with no sense of smell’. Shaun Zweifellow I would like to hear from the insurances. Are you going to be able to get insurance knowing this swampy low-lying land is prone to future flooding and being so close to the shore line? Peter Paul Fierek This just shows that the NCC is completely bonkers to even consider building there. If you take a look at the map, put out in 2019 showing the expected areas of risk of flooding in 2050 that area is completely red (underwater). So, imagine
what it will be like in 2100? And that’s not accounting for storm surge. Steve Lawson Housing is 100 per cent necessary. But so is adequate infrastructure. Also, what would the Wakapuaka housing be built on? Andrea Grocott Might want to chuck in a few tsunami warning sirens down there on the bog next to the sea. Petra Griffen Demios targeted in spate of car thefts: How easy would it be to catch them though … leave a Demio as bait and sit behind the net curtains. Cushla Vass The thieves should have their fingers damaged … severely. Helen Makinson Netani leads Nelson College into final: Great stuff Nelson, prepare well this week because Christ’s College will come out all guns blazing. For a lot of you this will be as good as it gets. Enjoy yourselves and give it everything with you friends and
families. Leave everything on the park because those memories will be with you forever. Paul Gerard Casey Well done, Nelson boys, bring the big one home. Eben Benade Awesome, Nelson College. Debbie Vincent Great teamwork, NC. Anita Kotze Laubscher Well done, Nelson. Paul Everett Congratulations. Michelle Ashby College girls bring lunchboxes of happiness: While I applaud the effort, this seems to just enable bad parenting. It is a parent’s responsibility to cover the basics. Food is a fundamental requirement. I accept some people will be genuinely struggling but I bet the majority doesn’t fit the bill. Feed the kids but go back to the families and try to discover the issues. Then empower parents to do better. Claire Kelly
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The Kids Sing brings together young vocalists Jo Kent More than 500 young singers from 12 local school choirs, including Henley, Hope and St Paul’s, will perform at The Kids Sing festival this month. New Zealand Choral Federation chair, Lucy Rainey, says the festival offers primary and intermediate school choirs an opportunity to get involved, have fun and be inspired. “Singing is good for all of us and has many mental health benefits. We feel part of something bigger than ourselves.” During the three-day sing-off, students will perform two contrasting pieces of their own choice, and a massed item ‘I Love Life’ written by local songwriters Kath Bee and Doug Stenhouse. Each day the choirs will rehearse their songs before putting on an evening performance for their family, friends and the general public in the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA) auditorium. Katherine McFarland, teacher from Hope School, says this is the first time the school has taken part in the event. “We really don’t know what to expect as we’ve not been in the festival before.” One of the parents from the school has been training the choir in preparation for their performances. The children at Henley School have been rehearsing for more than a month and are working incredibly hard to make their songs enjoyable. Teacher Samantha Hickman says she is extremely proud of their commitment to the event. “It’s given us the opportunity and freedom to perform our favourite songs and, as well as looking forward to performing, we are also excited to hear what other schools have chosen as their favourites.” The Kids Sing 2021 will be held at the NCMA on Tuesday, August 31 to Thursday, September 2. Tickets are $15 adults, $8 children and are available from www.ncma.nz
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Taylors Contracting marks 50 years in business Family-owned and operated Taylors Contracting is celebrating 50 years in business this weekend. Established in 1971 by Marlene Taylor and the late Bob Taylor, Taylors Contracting has grown from a small forestry-focused business to an award-winning company employing more than 170 staff, that has branches in Brightwater, Nelson and Christchurch, while also delivering services around the South Island. It’s a family business in the truest sense of the word. Marlene and Bob’s sons Charlie, Matt, and Arthur have played key roles in the growth and development of the business. Charlie is CEO and Matt works in the operational side of the business, managing the Major Projects. Charlie, Matt, Arthur, and Marlene are all on the Taylors Contracting board. “Family comes through strongly in our business, not just in terms of the Taylor family but in our staff members’ families too,” says Charlie. “Family involvement is
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The owners and staff at Taylors Contracting Co.Ltd are looking forward to celebrating 50 years in business this weekend. Around 400 people will attend the big celebration, which will take place at the Trafalgar Centre. important and is central to our values and the way we do business.” Taylors Contracting also has a number of current staff members with family connections within the business, including several couples, parents and children, and sibling combinations. The company’s expression of its values also includes choosing to sponsor organisations that sup-
port the community and children, in particular the Wanderers Sports Club. “The Wanderers have around 19 children’s rugby teams and nine children’s cricket teams. Supporting them is more meaningful for us than supporting professional teams.” For Taylors Contracting, sponsorships provide an opportunity to give back to the Brightwater
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and Nelson-Tasman community. Big celebration planned Taylors Contracting will be marking its big anniversary by hosting a celebration dinner for more than 400 people, including staff, people who have engaged with their business over the years, and community leaders, at the Trafalgar Centre on 20 August. A specially-commissioned book called
The Taylors Way will be launched at that event. All guests will receive a copy of the book and copies will also be available for purchase from Taylors Contracting head office in Brightwater. Preparing the book has been an opportunity to reflect on and appreciate their journey to date, says Charlie. “We are so grateful to all the people who have worked for and with us over the years, many of whom have been with us for a long time and have given dedicated service to our business and the businesses we work for. “The book and our celebration dinner are an opportunity for our family to say thank you and record the journey of the business so far. By marking this milestone, we start the journey for the next 50 years.” From small beginnings The business started in 1971, when Bob Taylor chose to buy a Fiat Allis bulldozer rather than the house his wife Marlene had been hoping for.
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“In those days it was one machine and my father Bob. He worked in the forestry industry when there was lots of new planting happening. For the first 10 years it was a big part of what we did, working in plantation forests and native forests, and putting in roading for harvesting. Then opportunities came to expand with some excavations and more rural and infrastructure work, while still maintaining our focus on forestry,” says Charlie. Even today forestry makes up 20 percent of the business, with the Taylors Contracting team upgrading, building, and maintaining forestry infrastructure. “I believe forestry will always be an important part of our business. When we accepted an award
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Bob, Marlene, Charlie and Matt with a quick-hitch attachment in the late 1980s. for our long service to the for- my father did in his own business estry industry at the recent Top was in Hira Forest in preparation of the South Forestry Awards, I for planting. We’ve now been inrecalled some of the first work volved in that forest for 50 years.
Innovation The ability to come up with new ideas and to innovate has always been important within Taylors Contracting. Charlie says that his dad had the practical ability to make his ideas a reality. “He was the first contractor in our region to use excavators in the forest and the first to modify and fabricate the stronger buckets and attachments that we need for the conditions here. He fitted rippers to the back of the excavator bucket, and you could turn them around so the digger driver could rip both ways, which had never been done before. “Dad also built the first ‘quick hitch’, an attachment on the end of the dipper arm of the excavators. Instead of having to manual-
ly pull out the two big pins which held the bucket on, the quickhitch incorporated a hydraulic ram which grabbed the pins.” Charlie says that other examples of his dad’s innovation were an oversized log splitter, used to split extra-large sized logs, and the purchase of an impact or square roller for deep compaction. “Dad’s legacy of innovation is something that we try and continue today,” says Charlie. “We imagine him encouraging us to take ownership and pride in our work. We’d want him to be proud too.” The call of major projects While continuing its work in the forestry sector, Taylors Contracting has diversified over the
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years into other areas of work, such as infrastructure and earthmoving. In 1992 Taylors Contracting won the Punchbowl Project, a road realignment on State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura. This was an extremely challenging project with very steep terrain and road closures to be timed around school bus schedules and Cook Straight ferry schedules. The initial work was undertaken on a small platform 38m above the road. The integrity of this corner endured after the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. In the late 1990s Taylors Contracting teamed up with Fulton Hogan to build the Stoke Bypass, a project that represented
a big step up for the Taylors business. “That was our foray into what we call major projects, which has now become a bit of a mainstay for us,” says Charlie. “They weren’t always in Nelson. We did a lot in Canterbury and elsewhere, including a major upgrade of the Tekapo Hydro Canals.” Taylors Contracting was also a prominent contributor for work in the Central Plains Scheme in Canterbury, building 17 kilometres of irrigation canal. “We were also involved in quite a number of the roading projects in Christchurch in one way or another, including playing a significant role
in the Western Belfast Bypass and The Northern Corridor, a project with a total budget of $220 million. Taylors were a key part of the Alliance that delivered the project, so it has represented a significant part of our business turnover.” From building subdivisions to riparian planting Taylors Contracting is a local company with huge capacity and scope. “We are not just an earthmover; we’re involved in maintaining rivers, building subdivisions and infrastructure, forestry, hydroseeding, riparian planting, and much more,” says Charlie.
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“We offer a very wide range of services, particularly in the Nelson area.” Taylors Contracting is proud to be a part of the iconic Waimea Community Dam project. “We are pleased to be building a piece of local infrastructure that will last the region for more than 100 years and we’re committed to doing a really good job of it,” says Charlie. “Happy customers are important to us. We work hard to do a quality job. We also consider health and safety and the environment to be hugely important, and we know that people take an extra interest in our work when we’re involved with public in-
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awards this month.” Some other noteworthy projects that Taylors has been involved in include creating 14km of access track for the construction of the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary predator-proof fence, assisting with some extremely challenging work on the Kaikōura coastline after the earthquake in 2016, and helping with the response to the 2019 Pigeon Valley wildfire. “We worked within the Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) structure, supporting their team with earthmoving and machinery management skills to help fight the fire,” says Charlie. “This was a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operation
involving hundreds of people and we wanted to play our part for our community during its time of need. I was really proud of how our staff stepped up to the challenge.” Investment in people and equipment People and training are really important at Taylors Contracting. The company offers a number of training programmes, apprenticeships and scholarships, and every year they look to attract young people to come and be part of their business, whether it’s in administrative roles, apprentice mechanics, trainee operators or engineering graduates. Charlie says, although the
company doesn’t aspire to become the largest business of its kind in New Zealand, they want to continue doing a good job, and that includes attracting good people to join their team and providing them with opportunities. “Whatever pathway a young person chooses for their future, whether they stay with us or not, we want to be able to see them succeeding and be proud of putting them on that pathway – even if their ongoing success is within another business. “It’s about doing our part. Everyone needs to be training and bringing young people through and if we all do that, we won’t have skill shortages.”
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Having the right equipment and tools for the job is very important. Unfortunately, COVID is having an impact on supply chains and constrains the business’ ability to source materials and goods needed for projects at times. “It takes a lot more work and a lot more planning. Our forward-planning timeframes have to be extended for capital and equipment replacements, because you can’t just put in an order for a new excavator tomorrow and expect you’re going to get it in another month or two – it might be six months or nine months out.” Even their light vehicles require an order six months out, which is just the result of what’s happening globally. “There’s a lot more crystal ball gazing needed!” A sustainable future Planning for the future also includes a focus on sustainability.
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Mako edge Auckland in thriller Jonty Dine Reporter
In a rematch of the 2020 final which saw Tasman prevail in a dramatic fashion, the defending champions again went over its big city foes, claiming a tense 16-11 win over Auckland at Trafalgar Park on Saturday. With its last loss in Nelson coming way back in 2018, Trafalgar has become a fortress for Tasman and the streak continued though they were made to work for it. After a layoff due to concussion, prop Ryan Coxon returned via the bench and with Auckland hot on attack, won a penalty in the final play of the game to secure the victory for Tasman. “It was pretty awesome, it kind of just fell in front of me, so the opportunity was there and I just did my job for the team.” Ryan says he is rapt to be back in action after ten weeks on the side-line. “Really good to get the win in the bag, it went right to that last whistle and the boys just held on.” Ryan says the passion of the crowd helped get them home in a nail-biting final few moments. Auckland skipper Harry Plum-
Mako centre Fetuli Paea is caught up in the Auckland defence during Saturday’s tense win at Trafalgar Park. Photo: Barry Whitnall/Shuttersport. mer, coming off a 21-point haul last weekend, opened the scoring with a regulation shot at goal. All the early momentum was with the Aucklanders as it took 24 minutes for the Mako to put points on the board through a Mitch Hunt penalty from 40 out. The Mako butchered its first try opportunity soon after as Tom Marshall lost his footing with an open line in front of him. Plummer pushed Auckland three
ahead with his second penalty and moments after hit a 50/22 to set his side back on attack. Last year’s top try scorer Salesi Rayasi made the most of the bonus territory, carrying three players over the chalk to score the first try of the game. Hunt managed three more on the stroke of halftime to send his side to the shed trailing 11-6. Co-captain Quin Strange replaced Antonio Shalfoon to start
the second, while Hunt missed his first shot at goal of the season. Hunt had another shot minutes later from a similar position but again pushed it wide. More points went begging for Tasman with Mark Talea putting down an easy pass with the line wide open. Hunt reduced the margin to two, as the Mako brought on Jacob Norris, Atu Moli, Levi Aumua and Ryan Coxon for the final
quarter. The physicality was beginning to take its toll with a number of bodies strewn across the park. Fetuli Paea was forced from the field with injury, replaced by excitement machine Timoci Tavatavanawai. Disaster struck for Auckland in the 67th minute, Rayasi failing to control an awkward kick from Hunt at the back, handing the Mako a golden opportunity to go ahead for the first time with a five-metre scrum. The hosts took full advantage as Shannon Frizell burst off the back and hit Leicester Fainga’anuku running a perfect line to go in for Tasman’s first try. With time ticking away, Hunt attempted to clear only for his kick to roll dead, handing Auckland a midfield scrum in the 22. The penalties kept mounting against Tasman with Pari Pari Parkinson sent to the bin with time up on the clock. It took a relentless effort from Tasman on defence to hold Auckland out, Coxon eventually earning the penalty which cemented the second win of the season for the Mako. This weekend sees the Mako take on Counties Manukau in Nelson.
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Lewis flips to gymnastics glory Jonty Dine
Lewis Karetai has vaulted, somersaulted, and flipped his way to the top of the New Zealand gymnastics rankings. The gifted young gymnast was recently named the 2021 senior men’s level seven national gymnastics champion after blitzing his competition in Auckland last month. Under the tutelage of former Olympian Shane Collins, Lewis claimed four golds and a silver medal across the two days on the pommel, paralell bars, vault and high bar. Even more impressive was the fact Lewis was just a few weeks out from a serious injury. Lewis hurt himself while attempting a double backflip off the parallel bars but landed on his head, pinching Lewis Karetai has been crowned the 2021 a nerve in his neck. senior men’s level seven national gymnastics After a fortnight out of action, Lewis rechampion. Photo: Jonty Dine. turned with only three weeks to prepare
for nationals. The 15-year-old has had a retched run with injuries, retiring from rugby after receiving six concussions. He also used to enjoy showcasing his flipping skills at school but stopped due to the damage it was causing to himself. “I am quite injury prone; I dislocated my shoulder playing rugby, I walked into the gym in a sling and Shane just looked at me with a blank look.” Lewis is in his tenth year of competitive gymnastics after taking up the sport at age five. “I thought it was just having fun jumping around but then realised it was serious, so I started putting the effort in and now it’s just become something I really enjoy doing.” Lewis trains 16 hours a week while also coaching at Electrix Cheerleading.
Living in Motueka and training in Nelson, Lewis’ parents do a lot of driving as the three other siblings also happen to be national level athletes. “It’s not easy, so it was cool to see their reactions, mum was crying.” The Nelson College student’s dream is to compete at the Commonwealth Games or Olympics. “I’d be pretty happy.”
Dressage season wraps up Emma Rodd The Pitt & Moore Winter Series wrapped up the same way it started - in the cold and rain, which was typical of the weather for most of the four winter series days. However, the wintery conditions didn’t deter the devoted
competitors and the final day of the series went ahead under a gloomy sky. This was the last of four winter dressage events run by the Nelson Dressage group at Rough Island Equestrian Park. It was sponsored by long time Nelson Dressage spon-
sors, Pitt and Moore Lawyers. As it was the final show of the winter season it was the last chance for riders to boost points in the series accumulators, where points accumulate from the previous three events for overall series prizes.
Thanks to Pitt and Moore’s generous support of this series, young riders can give dressage a go in a relaxed environment and many of these riders then continue on to compete at higher levels. The day wrapped up with the overall prizegiving for the series, including cake.
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Netani leads Nelson into final Jonty Dine Reporter
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motivated as the match could have been the final outing at home for many of the players. “We thought about how it might be the last game for us if we lost so we needed to give it all today.” With his family back home in Fiji, Netani says he plays to make them proud. Should college win this week’s fi-
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nal, they will take on Otago Boys’ High School the following week for a spot in the national Top Four. “We will keep working hard, keep the momentum up and if we win next week and then the South Island’s, anything can happen.” The try scoring machine says he has lost track of the number of tries he has scored in Nelson jersey but is quick to deflect credit. “We have had a very good season.” Taine Cordell-Hunt’s effort was short would put first points on the board for Timaru with a simple shot in front of the sticks. Nelson was getting the better of Timaru at set piece and another scrum penalty led to the first try right on the stroke of halftime. Netani Baleisomosomo took a quick tap just five out and the Fijian flanker was too strong for the
Timaru defence, powering over to give his side an 8-3 lead. Netani struck again immediately after the break after a stray kick found Timoci Sauira who expertly sent his flanker away to score. Grant nailed a tough conversion from wide out to give Nelson a healthy lead. Netani was proving a nightmare for Timaru as he went in for his hat-trick, again from close range, giving the visitors a tall task in the final twenty. Timaru was still up for the challenge though as replacement Toby Clemett pulled one back for his side to reduce the margin to 12. The match ended on a sour note as Tai Pangai was sent to the bin for throwing a punch, but it wasn’t able to take the gloss off a dominant Nelson performance. Saturday’s final will get underway at 12pm.
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Community Notices MONDAY FRESH FOCUS 2021 continues Mon 23 Aug, 10-11am, with another fascinating talk at the Elim Christian Centre. Jim Galloway: Waimea Community Dam - Virtual Tour email: ffnelson2021@ gmail.com NELSON DISTRICT ROSE SOCIETY Next meeting Mon 23 Aug, 2pm, Broadgreen meeting room. Please bring something for afternoon tea. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Ph: Marian 0223436694.
TUESDAY NELSON 50+ TUESDAY WALKERS Aug 24, Lansdowne/Lower Queen St. Meet 10am at Sandeman Reserve, end of Sandeman Road. Ph: Jenny, 542 3136. STOKE CENTRAL COMBINED PROBUS Welcomes men and women as new members. Meet 4th Tues of the month, 10am Stoke Methodist Church Hall, 94 Neale Ave. Interesting speakers, outings and lunches. Ph. Rosemary 03 970 6872. OVER FIFTIES SOCIAL GROUP Tues 1.30-3.30pm, 238 Vanguard St. Rummikub, 500, scrabble, crafts and chat. Afternoon tea provided. Ph: Jan on 546 9057 or 027 4577 955, or Grace on 027 310 9975. COFFEE & CROSS Is there more to life than we can see? Makebelief or God? Let's have coffee & I'll listen at Zumos, 11am to 12 Tuesdays. Rev.Gordon - I'll be wearing a Cross. VICTORY JUMPERS - Tues 3.30-4.15pm Victory Community Centre - A skipping club where tamariki decide how it grows… Games? Double Dutch? Tricks Performances? Ropes, guidance and video inspiration are provided to get them started. Rope turner volunteers appreciated. For Kids of all ages, 5-105 years! Free!
SPIRITED CONVERSATIONS Wed 25 Aug. 'Predator free: moonshot, or misfire?' Dave Hansford, writer and co-producer of Fight for the Wild, assesses this ambitious project. Yaza Cafe opens 6pm, speaker 7.30 pm. Koha. No reservations. Ph: 548 6241. SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wed, 7pm, Nelson City Club 1 Kinzet Terrace. Ph: Tony: 5451159 or Genie: 021 214 1270. All ages welcome. ARTHRITIS SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING We meet at Melrose House Cafe, Brougham St 10am on the 4th Wed of the month. Next Gathering 25 Aug. Ph. Claire 035450835. ISEL LADIES PROBUS CLUB welcome to our friendly club, 4th Wed monthly, Baptist Church, Stoke, 10am (Book, coffee and lunch groups also). Ph Nadia 5478452 or Sue 5486062. ALZHEIMERS NELSON TASMAN monthly Library sessions provide opportunities for information, advice and support around memory Loss. Nelson Library, every 4th Wed 9.30-10.30 / Stoke Library every 4th Thurs 9.30-10.30am. PETANQUE IN THE CITY Wed and Sun 1.15-3pm. Come and enjoy this social game. For more information phone Roger or Shirley 5466562. INDOOR BOWLS come and join us for social indoor bowls and a cuppa every Wed & Fri 1:15-4pm. Beginners welcome. Trafalgar St Hall. Ph: 03 548 9006 or 027 497 9330.
THURSDAY LEGO @ Victory Community Centre. Free Event, All ages. Come and get creative, playing with Lego. last Thurs of each month. Aug 26 4:15pm till 5:15pm. ACTIVE STRENGTH/BALANCE CLASS: also seated options presented. Trafalgar St Hall Thurs @10am. ACC accredited provider. Mental agility, co-ordination, strength and balance exercises. Ph Shirley 5471433.
COMMUNITY HYMN SINGING Wed 25 Aug 2pm Stoke Methodist Church. 94 Neale Ave. Afternoon tea. All welcome to attend.
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urn's rings, Jupiter's moons and much more. Cawthron Observatory at Clifton Terrace School. $5 Koha ($15/family) requested to help maintain the facility. Updates on Facebook and Neighbourly. CULTURAL SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Fri 10-11am Victory Community Centre - Come along and share morning tea & a cuppa with Victory’s friendly multicultural roopu. Volunteer opportunities for all people to participate. COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE Fri 12.30-4pm Victory Community Centre. Designed to make treatment affordable and accessible for all. Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing so you can roll up your pants and sleeves. Cost: Sliding Scale - $5 - $40. GROW in understanding, knowledge, friendship. Program and Method used. 12-steps toward mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Fri 10-12, 9 Paru Paru Rd. Ph Patricial 547-6120 or just come along.
SATURDAY / SUNDAY NELSON BRANCH OF THE NZ SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS Open Day Sat 21 Aug 10 am to 2 pm at 67 Trafalgar Street (Trafalgar Street Hall). Experienced genealogists available to help with your family history queries. All welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org STOKE METHODIST MARKET, church grounds, 21 Aug, 9am12pm, in hall if raining. Ph: 9276130 to book. Supporting Nelson Hospital Chaplaincy and LifeLinc PUBLIC MEETING WITH JOHN MINTO Sun Aug 22, 1.30pm, 1903 Square. marching through some city streets to a public meeting at old St John’s Hall, Hardy St. at 2:15pm. Remembering the Springbok tour and protests of 1981 and making the link between apartheid in South Africa and apartheid in Israel. DISCOVER REIKI Sun August 22, 3.30pm. Natural Living, 87 Atawhai Drive. (By Founders Park) Find out what Reiki is. The Benefits. Watch a demonstration. Ask Questions. Book a free place: Ph/ txt 0210759789. YOGA ON THE BEACH Every Sat & Sun, 8-9.10am, Tāhunanui Beach. Everyone welcome, bring mat or towel 0275451907.
ings and drawings for sale, along with quality arts by local artists or email@example.com PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meet 1st Thurs of month Broadgreen House 276 Nayland Rd 1.30 to 3.30pm contact Bill phone 544 8635 or 539 1137. BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meet monthly for more information phone Heather 0274444708. THE NELSON RAILWAY SOCIETY is seeking volunteers to drive their passenger railcar weekends and school holidays. Clean drivers licence required & full training given. Contact Bob 027 221 8083. ASTHMA? COPD? Nelson Asthma Society offers a free eight week Pulmonary Rehab Course - Nelson course in August, and Motueka in November. This course can help you improve your respiratory self-management skills and shortness of breath. Phone your medical centre for a “Pulmonary Rehab course referral” or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS If you have or have had cancer, supporting someone with cancer come along and meet others in this friendly atmosphere Register email@example.com or 539 1137 for details. NELSON WOODTURNING CLUB. Join us at our club rooms for Turning, camaraderie and sharing of knowledge. New Learn to Turn classes starting soon. Ph or txt Allan for more information 021543345. GIVE LAWN BOWLS A GO Summer & Winter at our friendly Tāhunanui Bowling Club, 131 Tāhunanui Drive. Free coaching and a ‘cuppa’. Phone June for more info on 021 373 813. FEELING SAD, STRESSED, DEPRESSED, OR STUCK? Identify and explore new ways to move forward with a Life Linc Counsellor. Up to 10 face to face counselling sessions available now for individuals and couples. 548 2400 lifelinc.co.nz BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Cancer Society Nelson 102 Hardy Street, if you have or have had breast cancer come along to this friendly atmosphere. Register 539 1137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL GROUPS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. Is alcohol causing problems for you in your life? Want to stop drinking but can't? Maybe we can help. Support meetings every day. Call 0800aaworks 0800 229 6757. FOOD, IS IT A PROBLEM FOR YOU? Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and/or compulsive eating? Overeaters Anonymous works. Ph 0226730237. All welcome. ART AND POTTERY. Really quirky pottery by Rosie Gardiner, clever oil portraits and graphics by Joe Whitmore, are on display and for sale during Aug at Nelson Golf Club Café, 38 Bolt Rd. Open to the public daily. FREE FUNCTION ROOM HIRE to all community groups. Avail 7 days. Wakatu Hotel 83 Collingwood St. Craig 548-4299. AIKIDO - Want to learn self-defence and become more confident? Do AIKIDO a Japanese Martial Art. We have children’s classes from 8-16yrs Wed & Fri 5-6pm. Check out Facebook, www.aikidonelson. nz, or call Callum 0210694211. HOLISTIC PULSING 50 mins sessions for Women at the Nelson Women's Centre, by koha. Call 5467986 to book. DOWNSIZING OR DECLUTTERING? Vinnies in Vanguard St can collect your good quality household donations. Please just call us on 03 548 9372. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER? Are you a community organisation looking for volunteers, training, info or advice? Check out our website www.volunteernelson.org. nz Ph 5467681. DO YOU LIKE TO TEACH? Are you patient? Have a passion for working with different cultures? Are you an experienced driver with Full license for 2 years or more? Interested in supporting former refugees get their license? Contact Margo at Red Cross 59 Parkers Rd email@example.com or 021 255 8550.” ATKINS GALLERY at Founders Heritage Park, next to Founders Cafe (87 Atawhai Dr). Exhibition of original Toss Woollaston paint-
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Died peacefully at the Nelson Hospital on the 13th August 2021. Aged 90. Loved daughter of the late Bill and Jessie Dellow, beloved twin sister of the late Pam Dellow, Gwen and Trevor, Billy and Moira. Beloved friend of the Oxnam families. Loved Granny to April and Amelia Boland. A celebration of Maureen’s life will be held at the Shone and Shirley Chapel at 1pm Saturday 21st August. Messages can be sent to Maureen’s family c/ 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, 7011
Helen passed away on Monday 9 August 2021 at Ernest Rutherford. One of the last WRENS from WWII. Treasured mother and mother-in-law of Doug and Anne, and a loved grandmother of Kerryn, Andrew and Diana. Great-Grandmother of Ellita. “May the best ye’ve seen Be the worst ye’ll ever see” To honour Helen’s wishes a private cremation has been held by Anisy’s Tasman Funeral Home. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at a later date in Christchurch.
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