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Cyclists warned to light up Cyclists are being told they risk a $110 fine if their lights aren’t visible, the warning issued as the days get shorter. A joint campaign by Bike Wise, Nelson Police and Nelson City Council called Be Bright will take effect this week and will aim to keep cyclists well lit. The initiative will also see roving cycle ambassadors offering to fit lights on unlit bikes for free and police checkpoints where police will assess reflective gear and lights. By law cyclists need reflective lights and when light is dim or dark a flashing rear-facing light and a white or yellow head light. Not having these can result in a $55 fine for each missing light. Sergeant John Maxwell, of Nelson, says during the campaign there may be

some scope to give cyclists a chance to have lights fitted and infringement notices cancelled during a short amnesty period. Four other New Zealand cities will join Nelson for the campaign to reduce cycling accidents and increases awareness of cyclist safety. Cyclists’ visibility to other road users, especially during times of low light, is an essential part of cyclists’ safety. The ‘Be Bright’ campaign, traditionally run in Nelson in June and July, is being run a little earlier this year to coincide with shortened daylight hours affecting commuting cyclists, says NCC road safety adviser Marg Parfitt. “Wearing bright, reflective and high-visibility clothing, and using front and rear bike lights, are simple ways for cyclists to improve their visibility.”

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Brothers go toe-to-toe Diane Auld, a primary care nurse in Nelson for the last 17 years, looks forward to International Nurses Day next week. Photo: Rosie Thomsen.

Nurses recognised Nurses around the region are gearing up to celebrate International Nurses Day next week. Nelson is hosting a Nurses Day event on May 11 to acknowledge the efforts of our district’s nurses and health care assistants. Guest speakers Dr Jill Clendon and Theresa O’Conner will address local nurses at an afternoon tea. During the afternoon three scholarship

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The chant “Aotearoa is not for sale” echoed down Trafalgar St as hundreds marched to show their stance as firmly against the sale of New Zealand assets to private parties and on the international market. Led by local activist Rachel Boyack and members of the Green Party and Labour Party, the protest intended to raise awareness of the government’s current and future intentions to sell off New Zealand assets and was run alongside similar protests in the North Island. Protesters were stating that the sale of assets will cause Gillian Pollock adds her voice to the thousands that gathered in 1903 Square to protest the sale of a significant financial back- New Zealand assets on Saturday. Photo: Rosie Thomsen lash to New Zealand’s economy, resulting in the loss of a projected leading the protest were heartened by the He concluded his speech by saying “This is our country. This is our heritage. This is $100 million annually, as well as a lower- community backing. ing of working conditions and wages on a “If you don’t turn up and stand up against the legacy we’ve left for our grandchildren. it you’re just saying yes to it. You gotta say It is not for sale.” national scale. Protestors had been notified through no to it,” says protestor Mark Fielding, Protesters were urged to sign the petition emails from organisations as well as by holding a sign reading “Don’t sell NZ from against the asset sales, with 600 signatures added on the day. word of mouth and Rachel Boyack, who under our feet.” organised the march, says she is “really Kevin Haig from the Green Party stated The Labour and Green Parties will run a pleased” with the turnout, after having that the sales are a “betrayal by the gov- stall at this Saturday’s markets to give loernment” and are for “the benefit of the cals another chance to sign the petition, or only 10 days to put it together. Many in the crowd brought hand painted wealthiest at the expense of everybody you can visit to add your name. signs and banners, and Rachel said those else”.

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Nelson dog handler constable Julian Lewis and his dog Saegar, pictured right, have cleaned up at the national Police Dog Championships held at Trentham this week. Julian and Saegar won the Frank Riley Cup for the national patrol dog champion team, along with the Dazuhalten Cup and Keop Family Trophy. The pair also won the Colin Guppy Trophy for tracking, the Monaghan Trophy and Bev Laybourn-Monaghan Memorial Cup for highest marks in heelwork and the William Rose Bowl for criminal work disciplines.

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It’s been 18 months since this adorable antique/vintage shop opened. It is owned by the mother and daughter duo Rachel and Sarah Douglas. Still new people are discovering this beautiful store and it has become their new favourite shop! Just be aware, it is closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.These are their days for finding and preparing stock for sale. They cover a wide area to find stock and are always happy to make home visits. People are welcome to bring items to the shop to sell too. “A huge part of our business is cleaning, washing and sometimes resorting items ready for sale so our customers can use them straight away. I guess you could say it’s our trade mark” says Rachel Their latest window is a display of fabulous iconic Crown Lynn

dinnerware - just like Nana had! Wonderful patterns and shapes from an amazing past New Zealand manufacturer. Maybe you’ll find that missing piece you have been hunting for. The winter vintage clothing is rolling into store now including gorgeous fake and real furs, original hats dating back to the 1930’s, amazing shoes, dresses and menswear. “All the clothes are hand picked, genuine vintage and in superb condition. This is my job and I’m pretty fussy,” says Sarah. For the month of May they have a table of their beautiful vintage pressed glass with 50% off the marked price! Pretty vases for weddings, jugs for candles and plates for the dressing table. Great for that shabby chic look, so hurry as it won’t last at this price!

Mums, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, nieces and daughters, kick off Mothers’ Day by walking, running or pushing a stroller in Nelson’s only running/walking event exclusively for women and girls. The Jennian Homes Mothers’ Day 5km celebrates women doing the best thing possible for all women in Nelson – being active. This Heart Foundation Go Red for Women event is to inspire females of all ages to get and

keep moving. Averil West, heart health advocate for the Nelson branch of the Heart Foundation say’s the event is awesome. “Heart disease is this country’s biggest killer of women (more than seven every day). By stepping out in this event women are helping change that painful statistic.” Start and finish for the event is at Jennian Homes in Champion Rd. All event and entry information can be found on where online entry is available.

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Some of the region’s unique pieces of art will be on display at Club Waimea this Saturday – once they walk through the door. Ink’d 12, Nelson’s latest tattoo expo will showcase the best local tattoos, tattoo artists, crown “Mr and Mrs Ink’d 12” and feature top graffiti artists, body pierces, muscle cars, roller derby girls and burlesque dancers. Brendan Benjamin of Out There Entertainment came up with the idea, having been to other tattoo shows around New Zealand. He says there had not been a similar show in Nelson for at least 18 months and it was something the industry was definitely looking forward to with more than 170 sponsors supporting it. “It’s about time artists in Nelson got recognised for the work that they do and people get awarded for the art that they wear. Nelson hasn’t had a decent tattoo show in a long time,” he says. “The tattoo scene has really grown. It’s not about being ‘thug life’ and criminal, it’s all about artwork and artwork that you wear.” There will be no gang patches allowed and while

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Brendan says they will not be turning anyone over 18 years old away from the event, entrants should be mindful that it is a friendly atmosphere. “Everyone is welcome, but they must respect people and respect the club that we are holding this at.” Mr and Mrs Ink’d is similar to “Mr and Mrs Kaiteriteri” except based on the tattoos each person has”, says Brendan. A full judging panel of five guests will also award the event’s top tattoo. Registration is at 10am with judging being done at 2pm. Anyone with a tattoo or an interest in tattoos is urged to come, but many items of entertainment will appeal to the masses. Ink’d 12 is being hosted by Club Waimea on Queen St, Richmond on Saturday. The door opens at 10am with the event running until late. Tickets are $10 if you are a spectator only. The event costs $20 if you enter into the tattoo competitions. Tickets can be purchased at Everyman Records and there will be limited door sales. It is an R18 event.

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Neighbourhood spirit alive and well in Nelson

Over the course of the past few years I’ve spoken with dozens of people who have grown up in Nelson and they often say they can recall when everyone knew each other and walking down Trafalgar St would take several hours due to the number of people they would have to stop and chat with. They tell me how much they miss that as Nelson has grown and suggest the city is a less friendly place because of it. But I’m going to disagree. As Nelson grows it seems neighbourhoods are more important than ever and while we may not shoot the breeze with every second person we pass on the street,

we still want to make sure we get on with those who share a similar address. Last year Nelson Weekly sponsored the Good Neighbour of the Year Awards, hosted by Neighbourhood Support, and I got to see firsthand the number of wonderful people Nelson has in it and the lengths they go to to help their neighbours. A month ago Neighbours Day was held with around a dozen neighbourhoods joining in and hosting a street party or get together and last week the Weekly ran a story on Halifax St East getting together

NEWS IN BRIEF MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT: A five year old girl, Sarah Melissa Joanne MacDonald, was killed on Sunday, after the motorbike she was driving crashed into a farm fence. The accident happened when she was riding with family on a Tapawera farm. Police have spoken to witnesses and are investigating on behalf of the coroner. HAIR SHAVE WEBSITE: In last Tuesday’s Nelson Weekly we ran the story of Shelley Habib raising money for cancer research by shaving off her hair. The website to donate money is, and then search Shelley Habib. WOOL NEEDED: The Victory Community Centre’s Nana Crafts Group needs more wool to make hats and jerseys for Nelson’s refugee newcomers. If you have wool to spare please drop it off at the Victory Community Centre in Totora St.

to host their ‘Autumn Games’, a chance for the neighbours to get to know each other. I often see this kindness as an editor of a community newspaper – to temper the no doubt bad neighbours out there – but got to experience it for myself over the weekend. My wife and I moved into our new home in Tahunanui on Friday and by Sunday we had homemade cupcakes brought around by one neighbour and a fruit loaf dropped off (while it was still warm) by another neighbour, a 12 year old. Both were saying “welcome to the neighbourhood”

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Sixty years of laughter, marriage Andrew Board

On the eve of 60 years of marriage and asked about her feelings for her husband of so long Heather Gray of Stoke replied: “He should have been smothered, not mothered”. Fortunately, Bill – the husband in question – threw his head back in laughter, along with everyone else in the room. She was only joking of course. But it gives a pretty clear insight as to one of the reasons they have been together so long, their obvious sense of humour. Bill and Heather met in a general store at Cheviot, North Canterbury. Bill was shopping with his brother and father and Heather, 18 at the time, worked behind the counter. After they walked out of the store Bill’s father turned to him and said “there’s a nice girl for you. Why don’t you ask her out?” Later that day his brother asked her to a dance on his behalf and so began a lifelong love. Or as Bill puts it: “My Dad didn’t know much about women did he? Look what he got me stuck with.” Cue raucous laughter. Bill and Heather married one year later when he was 23 and she 19, they were married at the Cheviot Anglican Church on May 3, 1952. Their wedding night was spent at the Hurunui Hotel and their honeymoon at Fox Glacier. Shortly after, Bill got a job at Glen Alton Station in South Canterbury where he earned nine pounds a week and the family lived in a house with no electricity. But it was the man-

ager’s job at Glen Wye Station in the Lewis Pass where the family spent the most time. Bill, then only 27, was in charge of a 63,000 acre station with numerous staff, an alcoholic cook, and power only until 9.30am. The couple had three daughters and say they loved life on the station with daughter Helen able to recall numerous stories of hilarity, including throwing dirty stones at the clean washing after getting told off. The washing couldn’t be cleaned again for another 24 hours when the power went back on. In 1973 the Gray family moved to Wangapeka where they bought their own 2000 acre farm, which they then sold just four years later for double the price. It was then they moved to Wakapuaka, opposite the turnoff to The Glen to farm. Bill also started working as a fencing contractor and builder, especially when they sold the farm in 1987 and moved to Atawhai. The couple now live in Stoke and say they’ve had a good ride. They started married life on a high country station with no electricity but will celebrate 60 years since then surrounded by friends, their daughters and family. Bill reckons the toughest part of his life was spending it with a house full of females. “Don’t listen to him,” says Heather. “He’s lucky we didn’t knock him off.”

Left: Bill and Heather Gray on their wedding day in 1952. Above: Bill and Heather prepare to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Pay it Forward finds favour Shopping in Nelson rarely gets this good. Last Thursday as part of Pay It Forward Day Specsavers customers took to the street giving away vouchers for glasses – free. It was all part of a promotion by Specsavers Nelson to take part in the Pay It Forward Day, made famous by the movie of the same name. Specsavers randomly selected three of its customers to give two pairs of glasses to. They were then encouraged to give at least one of the pair away to strangers as part of the pay it forward concept. Each pair of glasses will include a Pay It Forward explanatory note asking the recipient to spread the word and do a good deed for three other strangers.

And by the reaction from stunned Nelson shoppers the idea went down a treat. Douglas Smith, who handed out his two pairs of glasses, says people couldn’t believe what they were doing. “They were thrilled to bits. It was nice to be able to give something away and the two people I picked on were really quite pleased.” He says he had never heard of the pay it forward concept before but liked it and hoped it caught on. “It’s really good. What a good idea from Specsavers. Usually if someone gives you something it’s a drink or a sandwich but these are worth a lot of money. No wonder they were so happy.” Livy Guyton and Torian Bryan make a splash for Funday Sunday at the ASB Aquatic Centre in Richmond. Funday Sunday is a fun, social event where kids of all ages can play games and enjoy aquatic activities. It was started earlier this year and is held on the final Sunday of every month. Photo: Rosie Thomsen.

Locals prepare for midwives day Nelson midwives are preparing to celebrate International Midwives Day this Saturday with several activities. The New Zealand College of Midwives will have a stall at the Nelson Market on May 5 where goods and vouchers donated by local

businesses will be raffled off. The following day they will be hosting a documentary about midwives. Nelson Homebirth group is a voluntary group run by mothers and meet every last Thursday of the month at Victory Community Centre. Contact Aunouska 545 6091.

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Even as the weather cools down there’s plenty of people out and about. We went to Vic’s Brew Bar and 623 in the city for the end of the working week, as well as the Landsar Showcase at Waimea College on Saturday night. Remember, if you’d like us to come and take photos at your party give us a call on 548 4949 or you can email photos you have taken to us at editorial@ See you next week.

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A Maori Ward for Nelson City the way forward Background One of the requirements of the Local Government Act is to facilitate participation _ by Maori in local authority decision-making processes. Last November the Nelson City Council resolved to start the process to create _ a Maori ward in time for the next local body election in 2013. _ The creation of a Maori Ward would mean one seat at the Council table would _ be mandated to represent Maori within the boundaries of Nelson city and equates to one vote at the Council table. In reaching its decision Council considered the _ effects of historical representation for Maori, the current implications of legislation and the future in a post Treaty settlement environment. Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio says the move is historic and bold. “Council believes this is right for the future of our city.” Local iwi and Mata waka representatives have also made many submissions in recent years requesting such a ward be established. Nelson City Council would be the first of the four unitary _ Councils in the country to establish a Maori ward. Currently the Bay of _ Plenty Regional Council has four Maori seats and various Councils around the country are _ currently looking at whether to include Maori Wards as part of their representation review process.


Why does Council want a Maori ward? Nelson City Councillors have consistently shown their cultural insight _ and historical understanding of why Maori representation at a governance level is important. They have also demonstrated their awareness of the practical _ implications and the need to have a Maori presence at the _ Council table. • It allows Maori input into decisions at a governance level as intended by the Local Government Act, 2002. • It allows for cultural values to inform decision making • It provides a positive environment for partnership in a post settlement environment. Looking at this from a practical viewpoint, the needs of the Council to govern our city requires access to a Treaty of Waitangi partner/

_ Maori point of view to help Councillors make informed decisions on behalf of all the citizens of Nelson. Council is aware that although the Crown is the Treaty partner, an increasing part of the implementation of Treaty settlement falls to mana whenua iwi and local councils. Iwi leaders are on record as strongly _ supporting better representation of Maori around the Council table_for the best interests of the city and to give Maori a more effective voice in decision making. Further, the decision would give better effect to the Local Government Act requirement _ to provide opportunities for Maori to be meaningfully involved in its decision making processes. That would result in more effective _ governance for both Maori and the community at large.


Is Maori representation in government/local government a new issue?

_ New Zealand has had Maori representation at Government _ level for more than 140 years. The Maori seats are a distinctive feature of this _ country’s Parliament and date back to the Maori Representation Act 1867, which created _ four Maori seats. _ Today there are seven Maori seats.

So why the poll?

_ The Council decision to establish a Maori Ward created the opportunity for the voters in the Nelson City Local government electorate to initiate a petition for a poll of voters. The results of this poll will be binding on Council for a six year or two election cycle period.

What difference would_it mean to voting in a Council election if a Maori Ward goes ahead? Under the current legislation, a voter registered _ on the Maori Roll can vote for all seats on Council, as well as the Mayor. A voter who is on the General roll can vote for all Councillors and the Mayor but not for _ the Maori Ward candidates.

An automatic representation review of how Council is made up follows

_ If more than 50% of voters say yes to a Maori Ward and one is established, under the Local Electoral Act, 2001 this will automatically

trigger a review of Council representation. This review is normally held by Council every six years and sets out how Council is both formed and elected. It gives an opportunity to review: • the number of Councillors (currently 12 plus the Mayor) • the voters representation (either all voters vote for all councillors or whether the city is divided into wards) • if wards are adopted, how many councillors would represent those wards and what the boundaries are Any moves Council makes from this review would be in place in time for the 2013 election.


If a Maori Ward goes ahead will it cost more? There would be a small extra cost to run a separate nomination process and to show entitlements on the electoral roll (estimated at less than $500). Then election and council administration costs would be similar to that already budgeted for.

So what happens now? Everyone on the Nelson electoral roll _ and those on the Maori roll with a Nelson city postal address will have been posted voting papers. You probably have yours already. The papers ask _ whether or not you support a Maori Ward and it is as simple as a Yes or No tick. Nelson City Council’s Customer Service Centre in Civic House will be open to take special votes until the polls close at midday on Saturday 19 May 2012. A progress result will be available within hours of the closure. Final result will be published as soon as possible, thereafter. Results can be found on Council’s website



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Close knitter group clocks up 30 years They have shared thousands of stories and knitted thousands of garments but since the Red Cross knitting group reached 30 years together, they have been on the lookout for some new members. The Red Cross knitting group has been busy working away doing voluntary knitting for other groups in the Red Cross banner and for local people in rest homes, refugee centres and hospitals. All their items, which include blankets, jerseys, beanies, scarves and much more, go to people in Nelson. Pat Borlase, the last remaining Red Cross committee member residing in Richmond, says that when she is doing Meals on Wheels, she can see when people are in need of a new knitted item. The current group, which doesn’t feature any of the founding members, say they aren’t 100 per cent sure why the group started but the common answer these days seems to be “do some knitting and socialise.”

“I gather it was just a group of ladies that got together to help out,” says Beth Greep. The group was formed when the Red Cross had two branches in the region; one in Nelson and one in Richmond. But now that it falls under the one banner, there are members from both areas. The group originally knitted peggy squares only, making them into rugs. But now they can undo a jersey and turn it into their own creation and design. “It’s developed over the years.” Glynn Thomas says the best part about knitting is that you can multi-task and catch up on the latest gossip. “You’re working with your hands but you end up working with your tongue as well,” she says. Pat says the work the group does in the community is “phenomenal.” “They’re sending hundreds of hats, singlets, booties, slippers, rugs to refugee places, hospitals, homes and places that really need it.” If you would like to donate wool or join the Red Cross knitting group, please contact Beth on 5448353 .

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Take the stress out of planning a wedding by coming along to the Nelson Wedding Show. The first 250 through the door will receive an info bag packed with goodies including discounts vouchers and treats. Attendants can register online to go into the running for the door prize; a romantic two night getaway and an exquisite Jens Hansen bangle. A live fashion parade will run at 11am and again at 2pm, showcasing the latest in fashion for all members of your wedding party from local

designers. The show isn’t only about the blushing bride; all men who come along can go in the draw for a $200 Liquor King voucher. The Jens Hansen Love Stories competition winner will be announced on the day and those who vote also go in the running for a prize from the famous jeweler. A total of 80 exhibitors will be presenting their products and services, come along for all your wedding planning needs in one place.

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Finance Minister Bill English is signalling budget cuts, absolutely no new spending and reductions in spending in a number of areas. NZ needs to balance the books Nelson City and Tasman District Councils both signal budget increases, heaps of new spending and to hell with the ratepayers. They just want to

print more money. These irresponsible “Turkeys” (Phillip Wollaston’s description of incompetent councillors) have to go. Why is there a culture within local authorities that there HAS to be a rate increase annually. It’s time to change the culture. Get rid of the big spenders both elected and employed and make them learn to live within a budget like everyone else. How many households in Nelson can budget for an

increase in income of almost 5% per annum for the next 5 years? NIL. So why does the NCC think it has the right to try and impose such a burden on its community. Arrogance or stupidity or a bit of both I reckon. The long term plans are out. Make sure you send in a submission. It’s time to tell them to get real or get out. Errol Millar, Nelson.

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Fire Without Permit have entered the 2012 Smokefreerockquest. They are from left: Rigel Blanchet, Jordan Harvey, Hana Tava, Jacob King and Bowyne Blanchet. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

On a (rock) quest The school holidays weren’t all about sleeping in and playing Xbox. Four of the five members from high school band Fire Without Permit spent the first three months together doing enough of that. But with two weeks off school, the now five piece pop rock band was busy practicing ahead of next month’s regional Smokefreerockquest heats. Fire Without Permit, a band named after a sign on the road, consists of 12 year old Hana Tava on vocals, Nelson College twins Rigel and Bowyne Blanchet and Waimea College duo Jordan Harvey and Jacob King, all 14. They all met through their music teacher and decided to form a band. Nelson heats will be held on Friday May 11, before the regional final just one week later. So fine

tuning their catchy two originals, Love and Inspiration and You Can’t Fool Me, over the holiday period was paramount. Fire Without Permit first started two years ago, under the name Forever Without. Rigel says it was probably because they were forever without a lead singer. That was until Hana came along. So how did the new name Fire Without Permit come about? “We were being rebellious in national parks. Nah in all seriousness we had a period when we were looking for names. There was a sign as we were driving and Mum was like ‘Fire Without Permit’ and it just stuck,” says Jacob. “It was better than penguins next 500m,” laughs Rigel.

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What could be more miraculous, more thrilling for an actress than to launch her career with the Award for Best Actress at Cannes in a movie that won the Palme d’Or: the Dardenne brothers’ Rosetta (1999). Emilie, a Belgian actress, has since followed on with: Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (Christophe Gans - 2000), Oui, mais... (Yes, But…) (Yves Alonso - 2001), La femme de ménage (A Housekeeper) (Claude Berri 2001), Mariées mais pas trop (The Very Merry Widows) (Catherine Corsini - 2002), The bridge of San Luis Rey (Mary Mc Guckian, with Robert de Niro - 2003), L’équipier (The Light) (Philippe Lioret - 2003), Les États-Unis d’Albert (The United States of Albert) (Marc-André Forcier - 2003), L’Américain (The American) (Patrick Timsit - 2003), Avant qu’il ne soit trop tard (Couples) (Laurent Dussaux - 2004), De profundis (Antoine Santana - 2004), Écoute le temps (Alante Alfandari - 2005). In 2002, she played in Yves Boisset’s Jean Moulin, a TV broadcast for France 2.

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This seemed to us a way of him today, much as provides a full of other operational, * A Forum ofrange Red legal Cross from Nelson-Tasman-Marlborough branches, groups and much as commercial, technical, andrepresentatives strategic This seemed to us a way ofthirty saluting him today, he was “acknowledged” more than years after his exileand * A Forum of Red The Cross representatives branches, groups commercial, technical, legal and strategic will takefrom services to its Members. EBU Area Council members and volunteers placeNelson-Tasman-Marlborough atredeemed 2pm prior the presented public film showing. Interhe was “acknowledged” more than thirty years after his exile byto being with the very fi rst Nobel services to Members. EBU Area Council members and volunteers takeand place at 2pm prior to the presented public film showing. 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An idealist, a romantic, humanist and visionary, swiss-born Henry Dunant led an insane battle to convince nation states to allow a relief society to take care of soldiers who fell on the battlefield, regardless of their nationality. The fierce will of this man who dared the impossible, thereby earning the first Nobel Peace Prize, was the spark that led to the founding of the Red Cross Society. This film, an epic loosely based on the life of Henry Dunant, is carried by the spirit and the passion that drove this resolutely modern hero of the 19th century.

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What could be more miraculous, more thrilling for an actress than to launch her career with the Award for Best What Actress at Cannes in a movie that won the Palme d’Or:could be more miraculous, more thrilling for an actress than to launch her career with the Award for Best the Dardenne brothers’ Rosetta (1999). Actress Emilie, a Belgian actress, has since followed on with: at Cannes in a movie that won the Palme d’Or: the Dardenne brothers’ Rosetta (1999). Le pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (Christophe Gans - 2000), Oui, mais... (Yes, But…) (Yves Alonso -Emilie, 2001), a Belgian actress, has since followed on with: pacte La femme de ménage (A Housekeeper) (ClaudeLe Berri - des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (Christophe Gans - 2000), Oui, mais... (Yes, But…) (Yves Alonso - 2001), 2001), Mariées mais pas trop (The Very Merry Widows) La Rey femme de ménage (A Housekeeper) (Claude Berri (Catherine Corsini - 2002), The bridge of San Luis 2001), Mariées mais pas trop (The Very Merry Widows) (Mary Mc Guckian, with Robert de Niro - 2003), L’équipier (Catherine Corsini - 2002), The bridge of San Luis Rey (The Light) (Philippe Lioret - 2003), Les États-Unis d’Albert (The United States of Albert) (Marc-André Forcier -(Mary 2003),Mc Guckian, with Robert de Niro - 2003), L’équipier Light) (Philippe Lioret - 2003), Les États-Unis d’Albert L’Américain (The American) (Patrick Timsit - 2003),(The Avant United States of Albert) (Marc-André Forcier - 2003), qu’il ne soit trop tard (Couples) (Laurent Dussaux -(The 2004), L’Américain (The American) (Patrick Timsit - 2003), Avant De profundis (Antoine Santana - 2004), Écoute le temps qu’il ne soit trop tard (Couples) (Laurent Dussaux - 2004), (Alante Alfandari - 2005). De profundis (Antoine Santana - 2004), Écoute le temps In 2002, she played in Yves Boisset’s Jean Moulin, a (Alante Alfandari - 2005). TV broadcast for France 2. In 2002, she played in Yves Boisset’s Jean Moulin, a TV broadcast for France 2.

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Cécile, a hospital nurse, is an incredibly (Emilie Dequenne) modern young woman. She dares to defy the moral and social prejudices of a hospital nurse, is an incredibly Cécile, young woman. She dares to the time to link her fate to that of themodern man she loves and who represents alldefy the the moral and social prejudices of theis time to link her fate to that of the man values she admires. In doing so, she willing to be disowned by her fathershe andloves and who represents all the values she admires. In doing so, she is ruin her reputation in a daring, revolutionary move for the time. Henry willing sees to be disowned by her father and in her a true companion, someoneruin who her reputation in a daring, revolutionary move for the time. Henry sees will support him and believe in him more in her a true companion, someone who than he does himself. will support him and believe in him more than he does himself.

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Radio club on the air They’re ordinary, everyday people, but when they’re on the air waves, their call signs identify them as members of the Nelson Radio Club. The Nelson Amateur Radio Club is the 26th branch of the New Zealand Amateur Radio Transmitters (NZART) organisation, and now boasts more than 60 members of all ages and walks of life who have discovered the joy of tuning in. Amateur radio is not just for men; the NAGS (Nelson Amateur Girls) make their voices heard, and the NZ WAROs (Women Amateur Radio Operators) have this year celebrated their 50th anniversary. The Nelson branch has 15 women members who have a weekly radio net as well as enjoying social activities. As well as having an enjoyable hobby, the club performs vital roles, including supporting Civil Defence and both councils. They have assisted with the installation and frequently perform testing for VHF radio transceivers, repeaters and special transmitting aerials to ensure reliable communication in rural areas for emergencies. These systems were tested last December during the flooding, where the dedication of the club was demonstrated through voluntary monitoring

Paul Moffatt, Sharon Miller and David Scott of the Nelson Amateur Radio Club enjoy the hobby as an opportunity to give something back to the community. Photo: Rosie Thomsen. of radio communications by club members at the emergency headquarters throughout the event. This year is Nelson Amateur Radio Club’s 80th anniversary of becoming a NZART branch. Nelson will

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• Four container ships and one general carrier, one log ship departed and another arrived, the 200m car carrier, three large Ukrainian fishing vessels, the two cement ships, and seventeen large fishing vessel movements kept the port, the pilots and the stevedores busy this week. • Were there any fish out there? Not for me anyway. • I heard of impatience on the boat ramp, a kite surfer in difficulty, a workboat retrieved, small boats out in rough weather. So an exciting weekend was had by some.

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Teenager raises $6.5K in memory of cousin Sammi Abbott didn’t quite know Nelson Landsar. how to say thanks, now it’s the turn Dancers, singers and musicians of Nelson’s search and rescue team graced the stage, with 26 acts volunteering their time and talents to be lost for words. Last December Sammi’s cousin to help the fundraiser. Performers Sharny Abbott was washed away included many of Sammi’s friends in a raging river while tramping and schoolmates as well as wellup the Hackett. He died in the known acts from the wider community. river but Landsar Raffle prizes were found Sharny’s donated by local body quickly and businesses. Sammi were able to let the says the amount family grieve. of work involved To say thanks for in bringing the their efforts 18 event together year old Sammi was more than she organised a fundhad expected, but raising showcase the night turned on Saturday night, Sammi Abbott hands over out bigger than donating $6500 – $6500 to Landsar’s Joe Hayes. expected as well, more than double Photo: Rosie Thomsen. thanks to the help what she expected and encouragement she received to raise – to the team. Landsar representatives attended from family, friends, co-workers on the night and say they were and the community. She was blown overwhelmed by the efforts of the away by the response, and says she Richmond teenager. “We do get was glad to have had the chance to donations from families that want give something back to Landsar. to credit us but this is the first time “You don’t know how much work to this extent. I’m still blown away they do until they come into your by it,” says Joe Hayes, chairman of life.”

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College wins netball's season opener Nelson College A did not have it all their way when they met Jacks Drainmax in the Grade 1 opening game of the 2012 season. There was a considerable amount of turnover ball by both teams, which was not always converted – the umpires could be forgiven for thinking that they were yoyos as they were forced to change direction with each turnover. The teams could not be separated after the first quarter as the score was six apiece. Nelson College introduced Madi Billens at goal shoot in the second period which increased the conversion rate, while goal attack Shevaun Collier was content in a feeding role. The teams traded goals in the second quarter as they each scored from their centre pass. It was not until well into the period that Jacks broke Nelson’s pass. Nelson held a 16 – 14 advantage at the major break. Nelson’s Ruth Swaney (first at centre before moving to the wing) linked nicely through

court and hit the circle edge well to put in a number of precision feeds to her shooters. Rosa Edwards returned to the GA bib after sitting out the second stanza to enjoy a productive quarter with Madi to take the score to 25 – 20. Nelson continued to maintain a slight advantage and took the game 35 – 28. Coach Kathryn Orange made eight positional changes to her attacking end however was content to leave the hard working defensive trio of Paige Pointon, Rosie Bywater and Kea McGuinetty intact. All three hunted for the intercept and were quick to any loose ball. Jacks wing defence, Jess Hildyard toiled for the entire game as she applied pressure on the outside of the circle. She gathered in three well timed intercepts. Centre, Chelsea Routhan was industrious through court while goal shoot, Kim Starnes shouldered the majority of the shooting – converting an impressive 20 from 21 attempts.

Nelson College for Girls centre Ruth Swaney checks out her options in her side's clash with Jacks Drainmax on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Brothers go toe-to-toe in rugby clash The first time brothers Jackson and Loui Harvey played against each other they were cheered on by more than 5000 people at the Botanics, re-enacting New Zealand’s first ever game of rugby. This weekend the Harveys – both halfbacks – get another chance to go toe-to-toe when the two form teams in the Car Company division one. Taylor’s Contracting Wanderers and Galbraith Group Nelson, meet for the first time in five years. Jackson has emerged as one of the key exponents in Wanderers’ currently unbeaten campaign, playing a pivotal role on the pitch and on the score sheet. Still at Nelson College, Jackson opted to play in the Car Company division one competition so he could get game-time in the number nine jersey but has gone from strength to strength in his first year at senior level. But marking Jackson at the Brightwater Domain will be a very familiar face – his older brother Loui. Loui has been an everpresent figure in the Nelson starting XV ever since he finished school and will be doing everything in his power to make sure the formidable Nelson line-up takes

maximum points from its first trip past the Brightwater Bridge. Nelson will be well-rested following Saturday’s bye, while Wanderers come into the match having played three times in seven days. Both teams will be out to take control at the top of the table, but bragging rights at the dinner table will be a side note to the three competition points the winning team will collect. “It will be a good test for me; testing myself against my brother,” says Jackson. “If we can get up against Nelson in our first season back then we’ll be stoked.” But Loui, who trains with Brothers Jackson, left, and Loui Harvey will play in the same position, but in opposing teams this his younger brother, was Saturday as Nelson take on Wanderers. Photo: Phillip Rollo. watching the game on Saturday and is clearly aware of what Jackson I have to make sure I’m still top dog,” says Brightwater Domain. As early form sugLoui. gests, both teams could face each other a can do on the rugby field. “I’ll be going out all guns blazing because Saturday’s match kicks off at 3pm at the lot more in the latter parts of the season.


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NELSON HOCKEY The action is already underway with Nelson Hockey in preparation for the start of another adrenaline filled winter season. It’s a great sport for all ages and skill levels, with everyone in the family having the chance to get involved, and opportunities to take it as casually or seriously as you desire. Nelson Hockey’s goal is to get as many kids as possible aware of the excitement of hockey and benefits they can get from the sport. It’s a great way to participate in an activity with their friends or make new friends, while staying fit and having fun. Four representatives from Nelson Hockey visit the majority of schools in the Nelson region to promote games and learning basic skills. From the fun and fast paced game. Last year they made there, Fun Sticks and Small Sticks build 140 schools visits, running three-quarter hour on the fundamental skills and begin sessions with each class, playing fun games playing some competitive games. Junior and teaching fundamental skills. Since the Sticks and Division 6 programs follow programme began five years ago there has for kids aged over 8. Either can be played been a dramatic increase in registrations. depending on the level of commitment and Curtains and Curtains and Romans Romans All junior practices and games are held on experience. Division 6 players are required to the enclosed hockey turfs at Saxton Fields on have played for at least two years, and the cost Thursday after school. With only one entrance is $50 for 14 weeks. and exit, and constant supervision from the Nelson Hockey players are privileged to have reputable coaches, parents can drop off their little access to the world class facilities at Saxton ones for the programmes and be sure they’ll be Fields. The artificial surfaces mean games safe. Programmes for players aged 3 to 9 cost only can be played regardless of weather. The $30 for 12 weeks, and every new player receives a lights are used to give good visibility ball and height appropriate hockey stick to keep after dark.and Practices and games Curtains Romans Curtains and Romans Curtains Curtains and and Romans Romans and practice with. are held on Curtains Curtains and and Romans Romans The Kindy Sticks program gives children aged 3 the turfs from and 4 the chance to get started on hockey, playing 4pm to 9pm

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PRESS CUP The opening match of Nelson College’s 2012 Press Cup campaign is just days away so the boys have been fine tuning their skills ahead of Saturday’s clash against Burnside High School in Christchurch.

as the season progresses and will be one of the key exponents to help push Nelson College to their second ever Press Cup win. Another key player will be outstanding openside flanker Steven Soper. Steven broke his leg

playing rugby sevens late last year but an earlier than expected healing process could see him back on the paddock within four weeks. He was originally told he would miss the entire season.

Pre-season fixtures have gone well with victories in Oamaru and Timaru on the Easter tour and coaches Bill Liddell and Grant Hunt are optimistic about the season ahead. The Press Cup will of course throw up some tough challenges but the team is very well prepared having followed a rigorous fitness programme that has been running since Christmas, under the guidance of Jeremy McIlroy.

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The boys are highly motivated to succeed and are well aware of the responsibilities as first XV players at Nelson College. For senior players like captain Mitchell Drummond, recently named in the New Zealand under 19 touch team, this campaign will bring to an end to his school rugby playing days. The intelligent halfback will be desperate to push for higher honours LETS GET PHYSICAL: Nelson College first XV first-five Mitch Hunt and openside flanker Steven Soper use a two-man defensive effort to bring down their Timaru Boys High School counterpart. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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PRESS CUP Devastating winger Kerehama Barrett will be one to watch out for, as he is never far away from the score sheet. For up and coming players like New Zealand Under-17 representatives Mitchell Hunt and Larry Banse, along with Brendan AsomuaGoodman, it will be an opportunity to further hone their development experience at the highest standard of schoolboy rugby in the

South Island. Following the Burnside clash, Nelson College will have two local derbies to contend with. They will face Nayland College at home on May 12 before visiting Waimea College one week later. Defending champion St Bede’s College are entered in the Southern Section of the Press Cup, meaning the two finalists from 2011 will not meet until the playoffs.


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Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club Listening to weather experts during on the incoming tide during the the week it would seem that our change of light, the scene was set for run of warm weather might be a great night. First up were 3 small ending. This week will see snow bream landed in quick succession, falling to low levels and along with with lots of kahawai as by catch. the rain will start to cool the water After a few hours the incoming tide temperature which has kept good was really pushing and the salmon numbers of fish still in Tasman Bay. berley was flowing far and wide. At Carpet sharks seemed to be plentiful about 7.30pm in the pitch black, last week and dominated the catch they got their first big strike, with of a lot of fisherman. A few snapper 9 year old Kaleb overpowering an were still about Rabbit Island and 18lb snapper to land his best fish for the Boulder Bank but not in huge the season. numbers. This would suggest that Less than half an hour later 11 year the fish are moving old brother, Jarrod out to deeper water had an almighty and reports of strike that saw some good fishing nylon screaming off around Pepin his reel. The next Island in about 30m 20 minutes saw of water would back a titanic battle as this theory up. the fish continued Several Dawnto make powerful breaker boats Kaleb Mckay with an 18lb surging runs. ventured down to snapper from Kenepuru. Being pitch dark, D’urville in search it wasn’t until the of kingfish and fish emerged from groper but found the depths at the them hard to come side of the boat, that by. It was mentioned they realised it was a that there was an donkey of a snapper. earthquake that Once the fish was in morning which may the boat, they saw why it had been so have upset the fish hard to land. It had and put them off the bite. Although they Jarrod Mckay with a 21 lb been foul hooked in the cheek fin and did do well with snapper caught last week. came up sideways(see photo). The blue cod and other species of fish. Kenepuru has been very hit and miss Dawnbreakers recognise fish over this season but over the last couple 20lb with a special snapper pin and of weeks some xos snapper have with dad and brother Kaleb already been caught. One Dawnbreaker having one he was sure this fish family decided to try their luck and would go close. So he was absolutely planned an overnight fishing trip at ecstatic when it weighed in at 21lb. their favourite spot. Using a strayline An awesome effort by 2 boys who rig with 7/0 hooks and a ¼ oz sinker love their fishing.

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Stoke A's back on track with win over Waimea Stoke's division one title hopes got a confidence boost on Saturday, beating fellow strugglers 29-19 Waimea Old Boys at Jubilee Park. Meanwhile the club's women's side fell just short in its first hit out of the season losing 24-22 against Waimea Old Boys, also at Jubilee Park in Richmond. Elsewhere in the club the junior grades kicked off with huge numbers again repre-

senting the club's JAB. But the senior division three side lost to Rangers 25-17 and the division two team also recorded a loss, to Nelson 29-0. Stoke's division one team has fought bravely in its early games this season after losing several key players during the off season. But it had remained devoid of a win, until now. Stoke showed more passion than its Waimea hosts and were rewarded with a promising win. The women's game was a tough start to the season for Stoke, meeting last year’s cham-

pions in the opening round. But thanks to the try scoring prowess of new winger Fern Hoskin, Stoke contended well against Waimea Old Boys, going down 21-19. Shev Collier was solid at number eight, excelling in the lines outs, before taking a knock to her ankle late in the second half. Holly Fry was continuously dominant in the tackle. But it was Stoke’s flying new winger that stole the show, showing considerable pace to score twice for the visitors. Both sides were injected with the freshness of youth as the 2016 Olympic Games becomes a big carrot for women rugby players. The division two clash was another game where Stoke had to go to uncontested scrums right from the start because of a shortage of front rowers (mostly due to injuries) in the club this year. Also losing two

of its best players to the division one team meant it had holes in the team. Stoke didn't capitalize on a stiff breeze in the first half and paid the price in the second half because Nelson played a smart tactical game and held onto their pill. After three games in a week the team will be making the most of the normal recovery time which is needed to heal the wounds that this game threw at them. On the bright side the team will soon be back to full strength. MVP was Aaron Dempster, with strong games also from Motoi Yokoyama and Ruben Young. Coach Josh O’Connor says it was a tough game right from the start. “We would like to thank the Nelson club for being reasonable with us and allowing the game to go ahead with golden oldie scrums.”

Stoke women's player Kaitlyn Wadsworth attempts to break the Stoke flanker Stu Tunnicliff dives over despite the attentions of two Waimea defenders to score and tackle of her Waimea opposite. clinch a win for the visitors. Photos: Phillip Rollo.

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Footballer scores US scholarship News of a potential ASB Premiership side out of Nelson has come too late for one of the region’s top young footballers with Canterbury United youth captain Erik Panzer sealing a scholarship to the United States. The former Garin College student will link up with Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Quinnipiac is a private school with an enrolment of more than 8000 students. Its sports programme competes in the NCAA Division 1’s Northeast Conference. Erik went over to the United States last year to prove his worth in front

of top US college scouts. While there was immediate interest, it was only when the 18 year old defender led Canterbury United to the ASB Youth League championship that the interest turned into genuine offers. Erik was approached after the final by an agency that helps get New Zealand footballers on college scholarships and it was only a matter of time before Erik was putting pen to paper on a deal with Quinnipiac. But it was the education that drew Erik to the States. “If I got injured then I’d have nothing to fall back on,” he says. “It’s definitely the right place to

go though. Out of college they draft players right into pro teams, so the MLS seems the most realistic option.” He will major in psychology and minor in sports studies. Because Erik has a US passport he will not have to obtain a visa. He is likely to start in the heart of defence during his freshman year and says having a crack at the MLS will be his main goal over the next three years. Erik will head to Connecticut in August, meaning he will miss the end of the Mainland Premier League season with Nelson Suburbs.

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IN BRIEF RUGBY LEAGUE: The Rabbits and Cobras and were both big winners over the weekend in the latest round of Tasman Rugby League action. The Richmond Rabbits played the Tahunanui Tigers at Ngawhatu and ran away to a 46-12 win. Lucas Bennett had a particularly good day, scoring four tries. The defending champion Stoke Cobras had a tougher challenge from the Wanderers Wolves but was still able to push on to a 58-34 win at Lord Rutherford Park in Brightwater. This weekend the Rabbits will travel to play the Cobras and the Wolves with play the Wairau Taniwha in Blenheim. FOOTBALL: Mike White’s return to Nelson football didn’t quite have the effect that was intended. The former A-League player missed a penalty for AMI Nelson Suburbs as they went down 2-0 to Ferrymead Bays in Christchurch on Sunday. ATHLETICS: Nelson’s Phil Costley has

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Nelson College for Girls volleyball player Ellie Bell has been selected for the New Zealand under 17 team. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Bell rings for volleyball rep Phillip Rollo Ellie Bell comes from a volleyball family. Mum, Dad, brother, sister; they’ve all played it. So it comes as no surprise that through the routine games with the family in the summer holidays and the constant volleyball chitter chatter at the dinner table, Ellie looks destined for success on the court. Her latest achievement equals last year’s. The Nelson College for Girls student will again represent New Zealand with the Under-17 Women’s volleyball team in Australia. Ellie, 15, will compete at the Australian State Junior Volleyball Championships in Melbourne in June before taking on our trans-Tasman rivals in a three-match series. Being involved in the same set up at the same tournament as last year, Ellie is all the wiser and is looking forward to improving on last year’s results which saw New Zealand near the top three at the State Championship and lose threezip to Australia. “I definitely feel more confident going into it and knowing more girls this year is helpful. I just know what to expect now and that definitely helps,” says Ellie. “We lost all three [last year] but we improved as each game wore on. By the last one it was actually a good game.” Ellie, who features prominently as a setter, will be joined by four Waimea College students; Annie Eden, Brittani Harington, Hannah Davenhill and Gracie Roberts, in the 12-person squad. Height advantage and physicality are Australia’s main strengths, says Ellie, but she was confident that New Zealand can put in an impressive showing in her final year with the team. “I just want to play the best I can. If I can put the things I’ve been taught into action and just do the basics right then that will produce a good game. Having had this experience myself I just want to support some of the girls as well and hopefully that will make the difference.” The Australian State Junior Volleyball Championships beings in Melbourne on June 28.

Play Women’s soccer! FC Nelson United ladies are looking for players for our 2nd div team. It’s fun, and social, and great fitness. Contact Sasha on 021 1440204. "A Blast from the Past" Join the Nelson Male Voice Choir at the School of Music, Sunday afternoon at 2 o clock 13th May for songs from Jersey Boys to Queen and many others. Tickets $20 Adults Under 16 $5 Under 10 free. Available School of Music, Summit Real Estate Stoke, and Richmond Mall NZ Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch meet at Nick Smith's Hall, 446 Waimea Rd. 7.30pm on 28 May. AGM and Speaker Francis Day "The Value of Recording Our History". Gold Coin Donation. All Welcome. Contact Judith 5488819 WRITERS AT LUNCHTIME Interested in writing? Meet informally with like-minded others this Thursday 3 May, 11.30am – 1.30pm at The Prince Albert, 113 Nile Street, Nelson. Come for lunch or a coffee or just to chat. No agenda, everyone welcome. Contact Chrissie on 5469818. Duck Soup: Over 100 singles have attended the last few Duck Soup networking nights from 7.30pm at 623 In The City on the first Sunday of every month. Check it out on or call Adrienne on 021480212 Victory Seniors Tuesday May 8th at 1.30 pm, cards, games, cuppa and chat, all welcome. Victory Community Anglican Church 238 Vanguard Street. Any enquiries Shirley 5471433 Nelson Philatic Society – Nelsons Stamp collectors Club Meets Tuesday 8th May at Stoke School. 7.15pm Special Program. Visitors welcome. For information phone 5477516 or 5486269 Mr Marinus Van der Wouden SOBA (Society of Beer Advocates) Nelson will meet for their regular gathering at The Verdict, Bridge St. 6.30pm Wednesday 2nd May. If you appreciate Craft Beers or brew your own, come and meet others with similar interests. Contact Peter: 0210707624 or Bill: 0211012084 Annual AGM for Nelson Cadet Parent Support Committee 8 May at 6pm. The Garrison Club cnr Hardy & Rutherford St. All parents & caregivers welcome. More details contact Tracy East 547 2382 Stoke Playcentre are having a Hangi, fundraising for a new sandpit. Tickets $10, 5th May at 4 Ranui Road, Stoke. Contact Sonny Alesana 027 2545911 for you tickets. See you there! Living Well: This exciting programme is for anyone who has been treated for cancer, for those in remission and for those who are living with their cancer, and also for partners and support people who are invited to join a programme that helps support them. Increase your knowledge, improve your coping skills. Discuss many issues to do with cancer, including nutrition, communication, emotions and looking after yourself. Starting Tuesday 8 May, register for this free 6 week programme at Cancer Society 539 3662 Absolute Beginners Argentine Tango Course:Learn to move your body and your soul with this wonderfully addictive dance. 8 week course starts Wednesday 2 May, 6-7.30pm, YMCA,156 Toi Toi St, Victory. Partners not necessary but pre-registration is so I can arrange even numbers of leaders and followers in the classes. Call Anne-Maree on 9295811 for more info. Try Canoe Polo for free on the open day at Riverside Pool. Wednesday 2nd May at 7:15pm. All gear provided. Details: International Midwives day Fundraiser: Only screening of The Face of birth. Documentary of Birth choices. The Yurt, The Freehouse, Collingwood Street, 3:30, 6th May. $12 ticket sold at door Forest & Bird. Wednesday May 9 Craig Potton: “Our Coastline and the responsibility we have for it”. Meet 6.00pm for pot luck dinner, followed by 7.00pm AGM then talk. Tahunanui School, Muritai St. Enner Glynn Playcentre: Come and enjoy quality early childhood education for children 0-6 years, MondayFriday 9.15-11.45 am. 8 Enner Glynn Road.Your first three visits are free! Phone 5474007 Nelson Newcomers Network: Newcomers Drop in Centre Saturday, 5th May @ 10am-12pm in 2 Bridge Street and Pub Evening Tuesday, 8th May @ 7.30 pm at Prince Albert Hotel, Nile Street, Nelson. All newcomers welcome. Contact: Chandra Meditation and Practices on the Path to Enlightenment. Meditation and presentation on Buddhist Path Every Wed 2 May to 16 May Evening 6-7.30pm koha Constance Barnicoat Room, Richmond Library, 280 Queen St. Please book Ph 021 0238 4140. Understanding the Mind. What is Mind? What is the minds full potential? Transforming dysfunctional states of mind and enhancing wholesome states with

meditation 9.45am-5pm. Saturday 5 May Nelson Hardy st $25. Ph 02012384140 OFF YOUR ROCKERS CHOIR. Need males, aged 60 and over who would like to have fun singing with 30 cheerful women and 5 lively men. No auditions. Phone Robyn 5394724 Celebrating World Red Cross Day: 8th MAY, Tues, 3.30pm. Red on the Cross - film on the life of Red Cross founder Henri Dunant Film is in French with English subtitle. Short (8-min) clip on 24/7 Life of NZ Red Cross will also be shown. Public invited. Donations welcome. Victory Community Hall. RSVP by 3pm on Friday 4th May to: e-mail: or ph: (03) 546 5012 NELSON BOATING EDUCATION. Coastguard Boating Education course on Outboard Maintenance. Tues 6.30pm to 9.30pm 1st and 8th May. Coastal Navigation course over two weekends 11 to 13 May and 15 and 16 June. Weather course weekend 27 and 28 July. Contact Brian or Hilary Tear or 547 3513. KITCHEN TRAIL 6 May, Nelsons leading design & kitchen specialists on display with the support of homeowners. Light lunch provided at the Stoke Hall. Time 10am to 4pm. Tickets $20. Proceeds to Nelson Hospice. Be in the competition to win a Samsung microwave, donated by Harvey Norman. Tickets available Harvey Norman, Plumbing World, Angelica Flowers, Baku Cookware/ Homeware. Pottery Classes with Ross Richards Starts Wed May 2nd –July 4th 2012. 7 to 9 pm for 10 weeks. Cost: $120 for non-members, $105 for members. Phone Megan: 5475252 or email & leave a message with your details to book. LIONESS CLUB OF NELSON Coming soon is our annual "jam making project" for meals on wheels recipients in Nelson. We need small glass jars (No larger than 375g please) Telephone Mary 5451768 to arrange collection Stoke Seniors : Tues May 8: Dennis Le Clerc-Jude "Good Time Blues" concert. 1.30 pm. Admission: $2. All welcome. Thurs May 31: Mexican Lunch $10. 11.45am. Please book. Enquiries to: Stoke Seniors Club, 548 Main Road, Stoke. PH: 547-2660 Waitaki Girls' High School. Ex pupils living in the Nelson area are invited, along with current members, to attend a luncheon on Saturday May 19th at Rob Roy's Queen Street, Richmond. Meet at 12 noon. Lunch 12.30pm. AGM will follow. Please contact Lynne (03) 546 5030 by Tuesday 15th May


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