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Waimea Village lease set to double Andrew Board Some Waimea Village They pay the lease for residents’ fear they will certain services includbe forced out of their ing a ride to Richmond, homes after it was re- use of the community vealed that their lease hall, upkeep of commupayments could almost nal lawns and gardens double. and security. Waimea Village owners, The issue has also come Michael and Carolyn to the attention of loWright issued a break- cal politicians who are down of labeling the costs to the proposed Wa i m e a increases V i l l a g e We’re determined as “outraResidents geous” and that this isn’t going “untenable”. Committee to happen. – which in Some resiturn passed dents were it on to oth- – Waimea Village resident happy to Barry King. er residents speak with last week. The letter, pre- Nelson Weekly, but repared by accountancy luctant for their names to firm WHK, recommends be printed. One elderly that the lease of each of resident, who has been in the villages’ 170 homes the village for two years is raised 91 percent, from and was visibly upset $960 a year to $1838. when speaking, says she The proposed cost in- has no way of paying the crease has infuriated increase and was afraid residents, who own their she would be “kicked out home and pay their own before Christmas”. rates, power and water. Continued on page 3.

Lynn Christensen, of Stoke, with a gingerbread village she made for a Christmas open home at her house last week. Lynn has nine Christmas trees in her home. Photo: Andrew Board.

Christmas lover opens decorated home to public Lynn Christensen loves Christmas. Loves decorating, loves baking and loves celebrating Christmas. Even the rolling eyes of her four children aren’t enough to stop her turning her Stoke home into the semi-shrine to the day. Lynn has nine full-sized Christmas trees in her home – each with its own theme – has dozens of other decora-

tions, lights and has even made a gingerbread village, which took about a day to complete. She says it takes several weeks to finish the entire display, which grows each year. “What’s not to love about Christmas, it’s so much fun. I like bling and I like sparkle and it is the time to do that.” In previous years her younger children have helped with the decorations

but with the youngest now in her midteens, Lynn says the work is left up to her. “They are over it I think, they say I’m mad, I won’t tell you what my son calls me,” she jokes. This year, to show off her impressive Christmas display, Lynn opened her home to neighbours, friends and anyone else that wanted to come and check it out.

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• Some Nelson police will honoured this afternoon at the Police Pay Parade. The annual parade will honour several officers including two promotions for Sergeant Karl Parfitt and Inspector Ross Lienert. Other awardees are Sergeant Lyn Fleming for the NZ police equity and diversity award; Senior Constable Christopher Gladstone for the district commander’s commendation; Mr Paul Winter for a 21 year service badge and Sergeant David Lauer, Senior Constable Terry Hunt, Detective Nigel McMorran and Senior Constable Martin Tutton, all for the 14 year long service and good conduct medal.

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Residents to fight ‘unfair’ lease increase Continued from page 1. we took it to arbitration those figures would be Others are angry. One man, who owns a home in padded out even more, none of the committee Waimea Village to house his elderly mother, says takes kindly to threats. We’re determined that he was told when he bought the two-bedroom this isn’t going to happen.” cottage that the lease would increase, but only He confirmed that the committee had sought at minimal rates. “I’d be bloody pissed off if they advice from lawyers and accountants in fighting tried to force this [increase] on us.” the increase. In the breakdown of costs, WHK principal John Richmond councillors have also added their Murray writes that $118,087 voice of disapproval at the is needed for management plan. Kit Maling slammed costs, including $75,000 for the proposal and says he is a manager’s salary, $22,255 willing to fight for the resifor manager’s accommodadents. tion and a further $20,832 “I think that’s outrageous. for vehicle leases. It’s not fair; a lot of those are It also states that $29,974 retired people without much is needed for preventative money. They are a vulnerroad maintenance. able part of our community But the figure most conand many could not afford cerning residents is the that sort of increase.” maintenance fund. As stipJudene Edgar, another Richulated by the lease agreemond ward councillor, says ment, Michael and Carolyn the increase is “untenable”. are required to have a fund “The majority of residents in for maintenance and repair there are not going to be able not less than two percent to sustain a price increase of of the estate’s market value. that magnitude with no jusAccording to John’s report, tification.” the value of the estate is Both Michael Wright and $19,790,000, meaning a Waimea Village in Richmond has 170 John Murray refused to fund of $395,800 is needed. homes and is proposing to double the comment when contacted by They don’t have the money, Nelson Weekly. lease on each one. but plan to raise it over five A reply to the proposal is not years through the increase in lease fees. due from the residents committee until the end Residents Committee chair Barry King, says the of January, until then Barry is urging calm in the committee will fight the proposal all the way to Village. arbitration if necessary, despite threats urging “He can’t just change things willy, nilly. We have them not to. “They [management] turned up a lease, signed on both sides and the lease lays thinking it would be a cakewalk [to increase the out what he can and can’t do. We are asking for prices], but they found the committee isn’t as people not to panic, we live here too and we will silly as they thought we were. do the very best we can. We are handing this, “At a meeting we had, we were threatened that if make no mistake.”

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Retailers are bracing for a last minute rush from Christmas shoppers after a “steady” weekend. Uniquely Nelson manager, Rowena Richards says retailers she has spoken to were happy with the weekend’s trade – the last before Christmas Day – but it certainly was not off-the-charts successful. “There was a nice atmosphere around town on the weekend and some retailers I’ve spoken to were so busy they had queues to the counter, but most said it was a steady weekend. There was a good

flow of people in town, but not madness.” Fashion Island manager, Nicola Dolan says she is expecting a busy week ahead and also described last weekend as steady. “The feedback I’ve had from tenants is that customers are shopping and spending, but they want a bargain. We are expecting Thursday and Friday to be bananas.” The biggest shopping day of the year will most likely be reserved for Boxing Day though with bargain-hunters Robynne Thomas, of Atawhai, walks through a busy Nelson Market on Saturday morning. Many retailers set to get an even bigger deal. reported they were very busy on on the last weekend before Christmas. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Stan and Bev Hollis outside their Atawhai home which they spend weeks decorating for Christmas. Photo: Andrew Board.

Walking Auckland’s famous Franklin Rd eight years ago, the suburban street upon which every resident lights their house for Christmas, Stan and Bev Hollis were inspired. That inspiration made its way to their Atawhai home where they began decorating their house each Christmas. Over the years as the collection has grown, so to as the size of the display and the amount of time it takes to put up. Stan says several weekends are spent on the lights and his Blenheim-based son joins him to help with the high stuff. “We start putting it all together at the start of November; it probably takes about 60 hours all up.” The Hollis’ along with 18 other home owners in Nelson, are taking part in the regions Harcourt’s Light Up Nelson event, where people can vote on which house is lit up the best in an online competition, run by Clas-

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Derby date starts trolley rolling Jared Dacombe and Big Brother mentor Turhan Djemal are counting down the days to the 2011 Trolley Derby. But the wait is nearly over as the Robertson’s Trolley Derby is now confirmed for March 26. This date ensures competitors get plenty of time after the summer holidays to finish completing their trolleys in time for the iconic race down Collingwood St. The associated charity for the event will be Big Brothers Big Sisters, a youth mentoring organisation. It is based on a programme that helps young people reach their full potential, by pairing them with adult mentors who create a positive difference in their lives. Gilbert Robertson, Director at Robertson Chartered Accountants, says the locally based charity was chosen for the Robertson’s Trolley Derby because it was a good fit with the idea of building backyard trolleys. “For us, the process of building a trolley is all about adults working alongside kids and having fun on


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Another busy week for the Out & About camera, but also the last week for it in 2010. Nelson Weekly has joined forces with its cousin Waimea Weekly for a special holiday edition after Christmas. The full Nelson Weekly will publish again on Januray 11. But if do have any holiday snaps that you would like printed please do send them in to editorial@ We love seeing your photos. This week we went along to GJ Gardiner’s 10th Anniversary at the Boathouse on Saturday night. We Eva Potts, Kirsty also went to NZ Safety’s Taylor and Christmas work do, a 19th Leanne Duncan birthday party and Jays from NZ Safety special Christmas open at their work do. night last week. We will see you again in 2011 where we will bring you snaps from Nelson people, out and about.

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• Four container ships, a new tuna vessel for repairs, the Cape Ferrat departure, the Monte Stello, nine large fishing vessel movements and several smaller ones, a log ship, a cement ship, some ships refuelling, all led to the port personnel being kept very busy. • A small conflict on Wednesday night between the yacht racers and a ship coming in was sensibly resolved by a slight delay in the start race. • The Thursday night swims continue from the Yacht Club on Wakefield Quay with great success. It is good to see the increased level of safety measures with support from kayakers. • The boat ramps; during this time of great activity please be patient, don’t loiter on the ramp, get well clear as quickly as possible. If you meet the HM or a launch warden, respond with a smile, we care for your wellbeing. • Monaco is popular with water skiers, jet skis and swimmers. It appears a HM presence may be necessary, there are some guys or girls on jet skis or power boats that fail to understand that 5 knots within 200m of the shore or 50m of a swimmer means no faster than walking pace. The law is a national one and it carries a hefty fine. Some people have suffered serious consequence for ignoring it so I implore you to be aware of your responsibilities. Safe Boating this summer, Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.

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Calvert and Donna packed up and left Blenheim in a matter of weeks after finding out that Seabreeze was on the market. They saw the potential in the location and size of Seabreeze and are hoping to make it known as the best fish and chip shop in Nelson. Calvert says the range of the shop is a big plus, but the reason the shop will do well is because it is nothing fancy, “just good ole fish

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Grumpy Waters clocks up 50 years of covering floors Born on Christmas Day its obvious how Noel Waters got his ‘Christian’ or first name. But unlike another famous Christmas baby Noel is hardly without sin, fibbing at least once about his age so as to leave Waimea College at just 14 to become an apprentice carpet layer. To be fair Noel had asked his dad Jack who agreed to let his son begin a trade which he’s still doing today, 50 years on. In January 1961 Noel began work for the iconic floor covering specialists, Coles in Nelson, under the guidance of Bill Knight. From his expertise in the trade to his short stature and bandy-leggedness Noel has emulated his late, great tutor to a tee. After a stint in Australia Noel returned to work for Coles and live with his parents who encouraged him to take a wife, settle down and build a nest of his own. Heather Eggers of the

famous and prodigious Moutere Hills clan, was prepared for the challenge to help tame Noel and so the couple were married in 1969. Noel and the late Brian Taylor left Coles in 1972 to go out on their own as Nelson Lino Layers, the Waters’ car being sold in favour of a van which doubled as a work vehicle and family wagon. Noel’s brother Allan, a floor sander, joined the contracting business which still operates today. Noel and Heather have three children – Shane, Brendon and Janine – and six grandchildren who all live locally. ‘Grumpy’ to his friends and workmates, Noel is a popular and regular patron at Club Waimea where he has been a member since day one. Despite qualifying for a wellearned pension from this Saturday, Noel has no thoughts of hanging up his knee kicker just yet.

National champions: The Nelson Cadet Unit with its national trophy, they are from left; Lance corporal David West, cadet Tiernan Zanoni, cadet Dayne Westly, Lance corporal Mark Carpenter, under officer Daniel Babinski, warrant officer class 2 Rory East, cadet Patrick Savill, Lance corporal Jon Lord and staff sergeant Andrew Marriott. Photo: Andrew Board.

Nelson cadets defend national title The Nelson Cadet Unit has made history, defending its national championship after winning it for the first time last year. The nine-man team arrived home on Sunday with wide smiles despite three days of intense competition and a six hour bus ride home from West Melton, near Christchurch. Team leader Warrant Officer Class 2 Rory East says the win was as satisfying as last year, but it was a close thing. Both Nelson and Mangawai were tied with six wins each at the end of skills competition. “We were all counting and going wait, we’ve got six and they’ve got six, what does that mean?” It meant a count back on placings was required; Nelson had more

Noel ‘Grumpy’ Waters doing what he does best after 50 years at a carpet layer. Insert; Noel just before leaving school at 14.

second places than Mangawai, so it held onto its title. “We were so rapt, but we couldn’t do anything because we were all formed up, standing to attention. But once we were dismissed we were totally stoked,” says Rory. The group, based from the Nelson Army headquarters on Rutherford St, is totally independent from the Army, although it a sound base for young people wanting to head to the armed forces. It had been preparing for several months for the regional and national skills test and a long weekend of pain was the catalyst for the win says unit commander Tim Hoffman. “We really pushed them and worked them hard, but from that

they came away as a really tight unit and one that worked for each other. They were definitly ready for nationals.” Nelson qualified for the finals after winning South Island regionals. It then faced Mangawai and Palmerston North in the national final. Rory says there was not one activity that stood out as the hardest, but keeping their mind on the job was the most difficult part of the competition. “After the first day we had worked so hard and early on day two it was pouring with rain and we were thinking ‘god, we’ve still got two days to go’. We put our heads down though and kept working for each other.”

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T/20 cricket finds a home in Nelson Wakatu wicketkeeper Mason Robinson attempts to run out Wanderers batsman Joseph O’Conner in a Car Company Twenty/20 cricket game at Lower Ngawatu on Saturday. It is the first time that format of the game has been played in a Nelson club cricket competition. Wakatu were the stand outs on the day beating Stoke/Nayland in the morning before thrashing Wanderers in the afternoon. Sprig & Fern Waimea Toi Toi United got some revenge from its two day final loss last week, beating at Marsden Rec in the afternoon. The T/20 competition has been squeezed into the senior club calendar before the one-day competition begins in January. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Championship where he was involved all the way up to the semi final and third/fourth playoff. “It was a different experience that’s for sure. You had some very intense coaches.” Being younger than your average ref, Jamie cops a bit of abuse from the sidelines from people who try to push him around. But he does not seem to mind, and says he finds it easy to block out. “You just listen to what you want to. It happened in Porirua. I just told the coach to control his crowd.” During the basketball season Jamie is busy five days a week helping out. This dedication didn’t go unnoticed, he was awarded the Gowan’s Trophy for outstanding contribution to sport at the Nayland College sports prize giving. Jamie’s trip to Australia is going to cost $3000, so he will be busy over the next month trying to fund his trip. “I’m nervous, but I’m looking forward to it.” If you wish to donate money towards Jamie’s trip, give him a call on 5472817.

It takes a calm presence to become a referee. Coaches, players and even spectators constantly barking orders at you. But one Nelson boy doesn’t mind it at all. In fact he thrives in the pressure environment of controlling a game, even at a young age. Nayland College student Jamie Hoult, 18, has been a referee for just over four years now, and he was recently selected to take his whistle to Australia for the Pacific Coast Slam Tour in January. The Pacific Coast Slam Tour in Port Macquaire will showcase the top teenage basketball teams from New Zealand and Australia. Over there Jamie will also officiate the Sydney Cup where teams will play against New South Wales metro and club sides in the lead up to the bigger tournament. “This is huge,” he says. Jamie is always keen to help out in sport, and he only became a referee when he was at a mini ball game and the actual one did not show up. “I just grabbed a whistle and went on.” Jamie has been refereeing both basketball and NOW AVAILABLE rugby at primary, secondary school, senior A and senior B levels throughout the region. But earlier in the year his basketball officiShingle - Sand - Bark - Feature Rocks - Pungas - Sleepers ating saw him go to Mussel Shell - Natural Split Stone - Compost - Weed Mat - Windbreak Coloured Pebbles - Concrete & Clay Pavers - Soils Porirua for the National Under-15 Basketball 55 Pascoe Street, Tahunanui, Nelson


Nelson referee Jamie Hoult, 18, is a rugby and basketball referee and has been selected to officate at a tournament in Australia. He is currently raising funds for the trip. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Nicholls fires warning shot for NZ Champs With Rotorua’s speedway having a reputation as one of the trickiest tracks in the country, local Super Stock champion Brett Nicholls was keen to get a feel for the foreign dirt before the New Zealand Super Stock Championships on December 27. He took the opportunity to travel north at the weekend to compete in the second leg of the House of Travel series and left locals and visiting drivers, who were very familiar with the testing track, scratching their heads with admiration as the southern raider took the spoils on the night. Brett’s dad Phil says, “We were lucky enough to draw pole position for the first race and a get win straight away. We drew 13 for the next race and gained a good 4th and then a 6th from position 22 on the grid was enough for Brett to score most points and win the event on the night.” Phil says the Rotorua track, one of the smallest in the country with a nasty tight corner, isn’t a favourite with most drivers but Brett enjoyed it and was able to cope with light drizzle which threatened to postpone racing. “Because we’d travelled so far for this the

IN BRIEF crickET Nelson’s Mitchell Drummond, Connor Neynens and Dan Wightman have been named in the Central Districts under-18 cricket team following Nelson’s third-place finish at the CD age-group tournament in Napier last week. FooTbAll Down to ten men after just 40 minutes, the odds were Canterbury United reclaiming the ASB Youth League title against Waitakere United. Nelson trio; Adam Smith, Billy Scott and Coey Turipa all started for Canterbury, but struggled against their northern opponents. Waitakere scored twice to seal the victory. Alex Ridsdale also made an appearance late in the game.

Brett Nicholls, on the bumper of his super stock, with his team after the South Island Championship win. They are from left; Ben McMasters, Adam Taylor, Tony Terrill, Phil Nicholls and Tony White. club was good to us and allowed Brett to have 15 practice laps earlier on just in case the meeting got rained out.” It was on the same day last year that

Brett won the South Island Super Stock Champs at Blenheim. He has left his car at Rotorua for the NZ champs on December 27.

Tineli Nelson cycling Tour de Femme turns ten To celebrate its 10th anniversary the Tour de Femme has introduced the Randonnee category for riders not wanting to race but keen to do ‘the Tour’. Randonnee will ride the 5 stage tour albeit slightly shortened. A feature of this year’s Tour is the possibility of a local taking

out the Maglia Rosa (winners) jersey. With no ‘big’ names on the line the 50 strong field includes a number who have gained experience in previous years and are back for the challenge. The five stage tour starts on Tuesday 28 December and finishes two days later.

FooTbAll Gagame Feni came on after 80 minutes for Canterbury United in their 2-0 defeat to Waitakere in the ASB Premiership. Last year’s runners up are struggling early in the competition. Gagame now heads home to the Solomon Islands for the first time in three years to spend Christmas with his family, before returning to play in front of his new home in Nelson against Team Wellington on January 16. SkATing TRB Skate shop is hosting a skate competition at Neale Park this Thursday from 5pm. The comp will be divided in to two categories; S.K.A.T.E and best trick. Due to poor weather the previously planned Sunday event was brought back. There are plenty of cool spot prizes including New Zealand made decks. Skaters of all ability levels are welcome.

Cable Bay pistol club shooting for success... safely A small Nelson club has shot its way to national standings and member Brian Bishop says its all about building a solid base. The Cable Bay Pistol Club took several top placings at the National Practical Shooting Confederation championships earlier this year, a top effort for the seven-person team. “We’re a small club with about 25 members but we make a lot of noise when we go away.” The club was formed in 1993, growing from the Nelson Pistol Club, which is based in Golden Downs. Since then it has built a reputation around gun safety and competition success. Bruce Harvey was the pick of the Nelson shooters at the recently championships, finishing third in the three gun open event, followed closely by Brian in fourth position. Another Cable Bay shooter, Nigel Rout finished sixth in the same event. Sharon Harvey also performed well, finishing second in the standard ungraded class at her first match away from Nelson. Brian says the club is heavily focused on safety and gets a few glares from other clubs for its strictness. “If you drop a gun, point the gun in the wrong direction or accidentally discharge it then you are gone for the whole competition, so we get really strict on it at home so when we go away we don’t get disqualified.” Brian says competing is a thrill and those involved are passionate about the sport. “It is an adrenaline rush went you’re up there and to get a handgun licence you have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops so if you have your handgun licence you really want it.” Members of the Cable Bay Pistol Club which competed at a national tournament last month. They are from left; Brian For more information on the club visit its website Bishop, Danny Hill, Sharon Harvey, Bruce Harvey and Ross Sendon. Photo: Andrew Board. at

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Buffaloes Lodges Looking for Members. Nelson meets Anzac Hall Pioneer Park alternate Sundays 9.30am Ph Mike 547 7876. Raroa meets Anzac Hall Pioneer Park every 4 Harmony Chorus &“You Know It Duo” weeks on Fridays. Ph Peter 5380506. Tuesday December 21: Frank Meria (singer/ pianist) Christmas Concert 1.30pm. $2.00 Tahunanui Tennis Club Tennis for all leventry.Wednesday December 22:The Golden els, Saturdays1pm – 5pm. Come along or Girls Variety Christmas Show 1.30pm $2.00 contact Mike 5476562. entry Sun City Rock n Roll Club Social Tennis at Tahunanui public tennis court for anyone new to Nelson every REGULAR EVENTS Beach League Volleyball Summer beach Monday 5pm till 6.30ish pm. Contact Claire series - join the fun with a team of four. Every ph 5472511.All Newcomers to Nelson are Weds at 5.30pm. Double league every Sun- welcome to join. day 4pm. Walkin’s for day welcome. Only $34 season fee per player. Call Jace 5451122 Nelson Canoe Club Rolling & skills practice - Tuesday night pool sessions 7 - 8:30pm at or 0210511666. Riverside Pool. Members with no instrucWaimarama Community Gardens, tion $5, Members with instruction $10, BrookValley–“Giveahandandlearnalot!”Ex- Non-memberswithnoinstruction$10,Nonperienced gardeners & volunteers meet every members with instruction provided $20. Friday 4 to 6 pm. Composting with Adrian – Further information or book for instruction “Help & Learn!”, every second Thursday from 9.30am. Smallamountsofcompostavailable forthosewhohelpmakeit,pleasebringbagor Veterans Badminton Thursday nights container. Allsessionsarefree,justturnup! En- 7.30pm to 9pm $3 Cost per night. All over 35 yr olds welcome. Fun and fitness, Stoke Memorial Hall Main Road Stoke. Ph 547-2366 The Lighthouse Spiritual Centre Meets for more info. every Monday night, 7.30-8.30pm, at the Age Concern Hall, Trafalgar St. (opp Trail- Tahunanui Women’s Tennis Wednesday mornings from 9.30 am. Phone Coordinator ways). Weekly speakers & light workers. Anne 5477043 for more information. Enner Glynn Playcentre Quality early childhood education for children aged 0-6. Badminton Social - Monday nights VisitusandseeforyourselvesMonday-Friday 7.30pm to 9pm/ $3 Cost per night. All levels 9.15-11.45 am, your first 3 visits are free! 8 and ages welcome. Fun and fitness Stoke Memorial Hall Main Road Ph 547-2366 for Enner Glynn Road, phone 5474007 more info. Playgroup, Victory Community Playgroup. 9 - 11.30am Tuesday & Thursday, Nelson Quilt Guild Meets on the 3rd Wed alsoPasificasession12-2.30pmThursday.All each month at Stoke School Hall. 7.00 for children 0 - 5yrs welcome. Gold coin dona- 7.30pm. All welcome. Contact Sue Burtion provides morning tea for children, tea rowes 541 9689 and coffee for adults. Come and join the fun! Phone Nicole 539 4578 or Bonnie 545 6203, Toastmasters - Develop your personal confidence through public speaking in the 0274342333. safety and support of the High Noon, Nelson Track Cycling Trafalgar Park everyWednes- or Mad hattersToastmasters. day 5.30pm -7.30pm. 15 years plus. For Ph 0800-PEOPLE (0800-736-753) Roadies and Trackies. Track bikes and shoes available – just bring your helmet and Overeaters Anonymous FOOD is it a gloves. Enquiries ph Ralph 021 723 668 or problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous works! Ph 546 4121 Murray 027 645 0033.

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