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Competition heads off the pitch, into the vineyard

GAME ON: WineArt manager Gisela Purcell, with Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio and winemaker Anna Seifried, gearing up for a competition between Italian, US and Nelson wines during the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Andrew Board.

While Italy and the United States battle for supremacy on the rugby field, its wines will go head-to-head off it, as part of a new event added to the Game On festival. The First Fifteen Wine Competition will pit the top aromatic wines from Italy and the United States against those from Nelson, with guest judges jetting in from the visiting nations. Nelson WineArt manager Gisela Purcell says the event is a fantastic opportunity to see just how Nelson wines compare to top wines from renowned wine-growing countries. The competition is the latest event to be added to the Game On festival, a Nelson City Council event that will see a number of events happening around the region, while the Rugby World Cup is played. Main attractions already on the festival calendar include a re-enactment of the first game of rugby played in New Zealand, between Nelson College and Nelson Rugby Club, Fanzones to watch the latter part of the tournament in the city centre and the Nelson Arts Festival. While wine judging is the most prestigious part of the competition it won’t be just the judges that get to taste the wine. A degustation dinner, tutored tasting of winning wines and a new release of Nelson wines will give Nelsonians, as well as tourists, an opportunity to taste the region’s top drops.

Fire message sinking in as call outs fall Andrew Board A big drop in the number of call outs for Nelson fire fighters is being put down to the safety message sinking in, says safety officer Rob Dalton. There were 640 call outs for the Nelson brigade in 2010, down 91 from the previous year and with figures pointing in the right direction Rob says he is pleased but is far from popping the champagne.

“It is pleasing [the drop] down,” he says. but we can’t afford to be Rob says the drop in call complacent because a moouts is due to sustained As much as it is nice to see ments inattention can lead safety messages getting the numbers go down, it through to Nelsonians. to a fire so it’s a matter of people realising that some will be interesting to see if “We are actively promotwe can continue that. of the things they do every ing safety messages and we day still need attention. As take the opportunity every – Rob Dalton. much as it is nice to see the time there is something numbers go down, it will be interesting to special happening, whether it’s the A&P see if we can continue to keep them going Show or other events, to get our demon-


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Performing arts centre back on agenda A decision on whether Nelson will get a Performing Arts Centre is set to start again this week. A report on a proposed Performing Arts Centre is due to be discussed at a Nelson City Council meeting this Thursday. It follows an intention from Councilors’ to include a proposal for a Rutherford Park Development in the Draft Annual Plan. The report outlines the process for the project, which includes a proposed Performing Arts/Conference Centre, and contains some estimated costs. Mayor Aldo Miccio says estimated capital costs for the whole project are currently at $58M, to be spread over the next four years. “But that also includes a significant redevelopment of the entire Rutherford Park complex which would include the proposed Trafalgar Centre northern-end upgrade, a conference facility, improve-

ments to the Maitai River Walkway, and a standalone performing arts venue. “There’s been so much time and effort spent on this issue over many years. We believe, as a council, it’s time to make a final decision either way. The feedback we receive from Nelson residents during the Annual Plan process will really help us to make the right decision for our community. I urge everyone to have their say and be part of the decision making process on this important issue when we release the draft Annual Plan for comment next month.” At the end of the process, in late June, council will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposed project. If council decides to go ahead at that point, detailed design work and the subsequent consent processes would come next with construction beginning in the 2012/13 financial year.

SUN BEATS DOWN ON BRIGHTWATER: Leanne Anderson and Anne Grange, of Stoke, had a great time at the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival on Sunday. “It’s hot so we’re keeping our fluids up,” jokes Anne. The pair wore colourful hats to protect themselves from the sun and so it would be easier to spot each other in the crowd. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

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Nelson barista is coffee champ It’s official, Rie Oike makes the best coffee in town. She only entered for the experience, but the La Creperie barista is now the coffee queen of Nelson after being named the winner at the latest Top of the South Barista Battle. “Unbelievable. I mean, I still can’t believe it,” Rie says on her victory. A love for coffee was the reason she became a barista in the first place and it was that love which lured her to the competition at the Playhouse on Saturday, hoping to touch up on her on skills as well as see what her competitors could do. In the barista battle, contestants have 15 minutes to make four short blacks, four cappuccinos and four signature drinks for the sensory judges to taste. Rie’s signature drink included an asian

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Green thumb starting young Planting, growing, watering and even recording weather patterns – it’s all in a days work for some Nelson youngsters. Close to 20 children, aged 4 to 13, entered the Kid’s Home Garden Competition, organised by Waimarama Community Gardens and sponsored by Nelson City Council. The competition was established to encourage gardening children to care for a one metre plot and recored what they did and the results have been quite fascinating says organiser Biddy Myers. “Their diaries showed the whole journey from pre-

paring the soil, to sowing seeds, then watering and waiting, impatiently, for the plants to grow. There were a few plants that wouldn’t thrive despite their care, some that got eaten by other creatures, but mostly their efforts were triumphant and the rewards satisfying.” Of the five who were awarded “excellent” Flo Bailey, 5, took out the special award for her diary. The other four top gardeners were Josh Greer, Mitchell Andrews, both 9, Ben Willis and Reuben Grant, both 7. All the gardeners were presented with an award at the com-

munity gardens two weeks ago. Biddy says their gardening wasn’t just a passive experience. “They were the deciders of what to grow and in charge - definitely working on their project with their parents was a bonus for both parties.” The additional activities included writing a poem, recording the weather, making a portable growing box for the family that was moving house, setting up a waste watering system with purchases from the recycling centre, plus cooking and eating the vegetables that were grown.

GREEN GROWERS: Those that entered the Kid’s Home Garden Competition; Kirsteen O’Neill, Nina Grant, Charlie Cuff, Kaio Lart, Lara Edmonds, Jessie Workman, Matthew Edmonds, Mia Faulkner, Alice Sloane, Jack Thompson, Jazzy Cuff, Summer Thompson, Kamala Deva, Charlotte Batty, Josh Greer, Mitchell Andrews, Ben Willis, Reuben Grant and Flo Bailey. Photo: Sarah Delaney.

BOBBER BIKE: Nelson’s Topper Gear spent a bit of quality time with his American Bobber as he rode in the annual Ride for Hope. The bike is the first to be built in Nelson and drew a bit of attention at the ride where over 200 riders helped raise money for the Richmond Mall foundation. More than $12,000 was raised. Photo: Teresa Hattan.


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Skate park Opera swings back in Trafalgar for last time? earmarked for Stoke After more than a decade of organising Opera in the Park, Pete Rainey still cannot say enough good things about it. “To get a full professional orchestra flown in with some great singers and to put on the kind of production we’ve put on, $15 a ticket is outstanding value. If we were a profit-making organisation it would probably be a $50 ticket, maybe more.” But, with Nelson City Council due to take a closer look at its summer events and without a major sponsor, this year’s Opera in the Park could be the last. Whether or not it is the final Opera in the Park musihooray, this weekend’s show will cal director Pete Rainey be one to remember. checking out the new With a stellar line up – includvenue for this weekend’s ing the Topp Twins, tenors Siconcert, at Trafalgar Park. mon O’Neill and Ben Makisi Photo: Andrew Board. and lyric soprano Aivale Cole – Pete, the musical director, beams about the iconic event and is keen to been around events long enough not to hold stress the value of Opera in the Park after last my breath on these things too much. But $15 year’s concert was free – thanks to sponsor- is amazing value.” ship, which has since fallen through. He ad- With an incredible line-up and moving the mits the price tag will see a drop in audience event from Tahunanui playing fields to the numbers from last years staggering 14,000 recently upgraded Trafalgar Park means exand says if the turn-stills don’t spin often citement is building says Pete. enough, there may not be another Opera in “It’s going to be fantastic, since the upgrade Trafalgar Park is a lot easier to produce the the Park. “Council will be taking a close look at how event there in terms of toilets, fencing the enit goes this year so I’m hoping for a good try gates and all that sort of thing. It was a crowd, but we will wait and see, I’m hoping real no brainer for us, it was just the easiest for between six and eight thousand but I’ve way to do it. And a lot of people can just walk

Stoke will soon have a skate park of its own, with Nelson City Council now investigating a potential site at Greenmedows. Responding to community requests, council says it is taking to the streets later this month, to gauge the community views on the proposed site. Planning Adviser Britta Hietz says the project is just starting and council has two major stages to work through with the community, starting with an agreed site selection and then on to designing the park. She says after looking for a suitable location in Stoke, the lawn area on Greenmeadow Reserve, in between the tennis court and Main Rd Stoke ended up heading the options. “It’s considered the most suitable site because of its high visibility, distance from residential neighbours and accessibility.” Council staff will be on hand at Strawbridge Square in Stoke between noon and 1.30pm Saturday 26 February and at McCashins Market between 3 and 4.30pm that afternoon. Council hope to build the park by 2012.

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The Nelson Region Hospice Trust hosted its annual art auction at the WOW Museum on Saturday night with more than 30 donated pieces up for auction. The evening raised $20,000 and we were there to snap some great photos. We also went along to the Vic Brew Bar where band Krazy Kats were rocking and to Jamie Marwick’s 21st birthday at his family home in Stoke. We love getting party invitations so please keep them coming, if you are hosting a party and would like our photographer to come along and get photos please let us know by calling 548 4949.

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Port chief selected for shipping board Port Nelson Limited Chief Executive Martin Byrne has been appointed as the New Zealand director on the board of the International Association of Port and Harbours (IAPH). This appointment was made following the recent IAPH Asia Oceania Regional Forum and meeting in Auckland. Martin succeeds former Ports of Auckland CEO Jens Madsen in the position. The IAPH is a global alliance representing around 230 ports in 90 countries. Its membership collectively handles around 60 percent of the worlds sea-borne traffic and almost 80 percent of global container traffic. It is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organisation with headquarters in Tokyo. Martin says he looked forward to fulfilling the role, as the IAPH members worked together on a number of issues facing the maritime industry. “Initiatives IAPH is working on, such as the World Climate Initiative, are around encouraging ports to promote environmentally sensitive behaviour,” says Martin. “Any part that we can play in that process will be a positive one.” The board of directors’ responsibilities include consideration of policy matters for the association, the general supervision of the executive committee and the exchange and sharing of the latest information and trends of the world port and maritime industries. The appointment will be for two years through until mid 2013.

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Hira school unveils new entrance Hira School officially opened its brand new mural – a project two years in the making. The mural covers 40 metres, the length of the front fence and provides an eye-catching entrance to the school. The mural was opened last Friday evening amongst parents, teachers, students and other guests and mixes themes that are important to the school, says its principal Tonnie Uiterwijk. “We wanted it to have something to do with nature and sustainability and the mural fits that.” The mural was designed and painted by a parent of the school, Hillary Johnstone, with ideas coming from staff and students. It features native plants, families, birds and,

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Nelson air cadets fly into exchange programme and Rick says it is the first time two cadets from Nelson have Less than 24 hours after earning the Top been selected to go in the same Cadet award at an Air Cadet aviation year. “We have had someone go course in Blenheim, Nelson teenager Phil- each year for about the past six, lipa Wood was in Auckland, winning a na- but to get two is unheard of, the gods have smiled on us.” tional title in sailing. However, her success had led to a quan- Earning a place on the exchange comes on top of the Top Cadet dary. Because of her Laser 47 sailing title, Phil- award Phillippa received in Janlippa, 17, has qualified for the world cham- uary at the Royal New Zealand pionships this winter in Brazil. But, she has Air Force base at Woodbourne, also been selected to travel to the United near Blenheim. States on an International Air Cadet Ex- Edin, a Nayland College student who is heading change at the same time. to Canada, says Phillippa says it was a tough she can’t wait for decision on what she would attend but has picked the It’s pretty incredible to the exchange and latter, after already comhave two cadets from says it is a real honour. peting at the world laser one unit selected. “I’m just so exchamps last year in Barce– Nelson ATC training officer, cited, it is really lona. Rick McNabb. hard to get into She, along with Atawhai’s Edin Goldberg, were selected for the ex- and it will be great being there change, two of only eight handed out to representing Nelson and New New Zealanders each year. It is a major Zealand and meeting all sorts of achievement for the Nelson Cadet unit new people.” says training officer flight lieutenant Rick Cadets are typically taken to tourist hot spots, Air Force basMcNabb. “It’s pretty incredible to have two cadets es and get to do some flying in from one unit selected for this, it just rein- their host country. A group trav- HOT SHOTS: Phillippa Wood, left, and Edin Goldberg, both 17, have earned a place on an forces that what we do here is working and els through Nelson each year as international air cadet exchange. Photo: Andrew Board. part of their tour of New Zeathat it is getting recognised.” will also travel to Auckland as part of her sidering enlisting after she finishes school. The Nelson Air Training Corps, based at land. Nelson Airport, is one of more than 50 The two Nelson cadets must raise enough prize for winning Top Cadet. She will The two Nelson cadets will leave for their units throughout New Zealand and teach- money to cover half of their airfare; the rest spend several days in the navigator’s seat exchange in July. of an RNZAF plane, under the guidance of The Nelson Air Training Corps is currentes young people a range of skills including of the trip is paid for by the programme. ly recruiting, although spaces are limited. navigation, safety and the odd bit of flying. Phillippa, who attends Waimea College an Air Force navigator. The annual exchange is a worldwide pro- and became the first person to sail across She says she is looking forward to getting For more information contact Caroline on gramme that cadets apply to be a part of the Cook Straight in an Optimist in 2008, a closer look at the Air Force as she is con- 021-02383873. Andrew Board

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Are you fed up with blunt knives or scissors? Don’t put up with it any longer. Derek Forsyth can help. Derek has had experience sharpening tools in previous jobs (including farming and sheet metal work) and was keen to continue with it, so after seeking professional training from US master sharpener Jason Pintel of the Sungold Group, he decided to start up his own business. Dereks expertise means he can utilise Derek Forsyth whichever technique is most appropriate for a pacticular item and its use and says it will save you money too. “It’s more cost effective to maintain a few quality knives that will last than have a drawer full of blunt knives.” After sharpening your knives Derek will demonstrate a safe and easy method of honing them using a steel, to get the best from them between sharpens. Get Sharp will visit any home in Nelson or Richmond for a minimum charge of $30 which usually covers 4-6 knives depending on size and damage, or you can drop them into him at his home for a discounted price.


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Mom’s favourites to play with Kids of 88 their debut album titled Now We Are. But with the album out, the group are focused on bringing the “ruckus” and impressing Kids of 88, as well as sending departing bass guitarist Callum Huntley off in style. Recommended By Your Mom is currently made up of lead vocalist Matthew Johnston and brothers Josh and Sam Edmonds, who play lead guitar and drums. After the Nelson gig, they will follow the Kids of 88 through to Blenheim and Ashburton and hope to hang with the acclaimed duo outside of performing. “Hopefully they’re Recommended By Your Mom: Matthew Johnston, Sam Edmonds and not too cool, or we’re not too cool for Josh Edmonds. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Nelson band Recommended By Your Mom has been lined up to support one of the hottest acts in New Zealand. The local pop/punk band has been named as the supporting act for hit duo Kids of 88

on their tour through Nelson, Blenheim and Ashburton, starting on March 10 at Nelson School of Music. The last time the Nelson Weekly caught up with the NMIT band they were finishing up

them,” says Josh. Once the tour is completed they will be on the lookout for a new bass guitarist and anyone interested should leave a message on their Facebook page. Although they have to suit the style of the band. The new member may also take over duties of rearranging their albums at CD stores to the front of the shelf. “Well they put it in N, so I moved it back to R. But it is cool seeing it in the shop.” Sam is hoping everyone comes early to check out Recommended By Your Mom. “They’re paying for us, so they may as well see Kids of 88. They’re just the bonus at the end,” he says. You can win tickets to the concert, as well as a chance to meet Kids of 88, by liking Nelson School of Music on Facebook.

NBS finds last community hero

Hardcore volunteer Aimee Groome has been selected as the sixth, and final, community hero, by NBS. Over the last three months, the Nelson Building Society, has been seeking nominations for its Community Hero Awards and last week found its final hero. Aimee works very closely with Refugee Services and is currently working with three different families from Nepal. In addition, Aimee volunteers three mornings a week at the Victory Community Centre plus mentors a Little Sister as part of the Big Brother/Big Sister programme. Aimee’s involvement with the refugee families has brought her into

contact with Child Youth and Family services, where she is now an approved caregiver. All of the winners and others nominated have made huge personal and financial sacrifices to better their community says NBS Nelson branch manager Peter Havill. “The concept behind the Community Hero Award is to recognise and reward volunteers who really make a difference in their community. We aim to put a large percentage of our profits back into the communities where we do business, so this promotion was an excellent fit for that goal.” Aimee won $1000 from NBS and some flowers.

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• A successful Port Open Day last weekend was a highlight for Port Nelson. Many thanks to those who took the time to come and visit and donate to the Nelson Hospice. • The Navy ship HMNZS Taupo had a successful visit to the Port. Four container ships arrived to discharge and load, two car carriers, a tanker and a cement ship plus several large fishing vessels moving into or around the port created an active week. • Speed was the main issue again this week some boaties being spoken to. The behaviour of most people in boats was excellent for which we congratulate you. • It has also been great this week to be seen out and about on the water and get a friendly wave from others out there. It is great to see the number of people wearing their lifejackets and having appropriate safety equipment on board. • Safety: I recommend you place your cell phone in a sealable plastic bag if it’s to be your only form of communication they don’t work well when wet. • Don’t forget to replace your flares if they have expired. Long expired flares can be a greater danger than a device for assistance- They are also much less likely to work.

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NELSON UNITED JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB WARMLY INVITES new and returning players, boys and girls, from midgets (4yrs) up, to register for the upcoming 2011 football season.

Football fever has well and truly hit the country thanks to the All White’s performance at the FIFA World Cup. New Zealand Football is now preparing for the next generation of superstars to progress even further and create sporting history. In order to improve the skill across all facets of the game NZF has implemented the Whole of Football Plan in order to get the entire country all working at the same level and offering the exact same resources. Nelson Bays Football will be busy throughout 2011 putting these templates in place, as both clubs and schools throughout Nelson up-skill at every level in order to enhance potential, knowledge, training and most importantly get more people involved in the most played sport in New Zealand, whether it be at community or at top level. In its first year, the Whole of Football plan will be targeting 4-6 year-olds through to 12 year-olds with curriculum, age specific training, giving the players much more

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 Payment and registration details on form which will be emailed to existing database.  Registration and payment (Cash or Cheque only) also at Stirling Sports, Nelson Last day to register

18 March 2011 Subs Midgets 7th Grade 8th Grade up

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Enquiries to: Neil Allen 545 6500 or 027 272 6044


NELSON SUBURBS CLUB REGISTRATION DAYS Wed 2nd March 7-8.30pm Sat 5th March 10-11am at Saxton Field Clubrooms For all players from midgets to Seniors Check our website for ON-LINE REGISTRATION and further details, or email:


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Football Calendar 2011

Fri 4 Senior Team Registrations close Tues 7 Mens Committee Pre Season Meeting, Saxton Field, 6.30pm Thurs 9 Womens Pre Season Meeting, Saxton Field 6.30pm Mon 21 Nelson Bays Football AGM, Saxton Field, 7pm Fri 25 Junior Team Registrations close Mon 28 Junior Pre-Season Meeting, Saxton Field 6.30pm Wed 30 Senior Coaches/Refs Pre-Season Meeting, Saxton Field, 6.30pm April Sat 2 Mens Senior League fixtures commence Sun 3 Womens Senior League Fixtures commence Mon 4 Junior Team Registrations Close Mon 18 NBF D.E.Meeting Mon 18 Small Whites to All Whites Holiday Programme begins for the week, Saxton Field 9-12noon May Sat 7 Junior Football Programme commences Sun 8 Womens Full League Programme Commences Mon 16 All Senior NBF Fees due for payment June Sat/Sun 3 Queens Birthday No Play Fri 9 All NBF Junior Team Fees due for payment July Sat 16 ALL Junior & Youth teams play Sun 17 All Womens teams play Mon 18 Small Whites to All Whites Holiday Programme begins for the week, Saxton Field, 9-12noon Sat 23 School Holidays: ALL Junior & Youth teams no play Sat 30 School Holidays: ALL Junior & Youth teams no play August Sat 6 All Junior and Youth Football recommences October Sun / 9 / Bowater Toyota Football Festival and South Island 11th Grade Championships Mon 10 Tues 11 10th Grade Rep Boys;11th Grade Girls and 11th Grade Boys, Saxton Field Sat 15 South Island Masters Football dates to be confirmed Sat 22 U19 Club Tournament, Christchurch (Sat 22 to Mon 24)

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interaction than before. It will also give coaches more knowledge and confidence in order to bring better quality coaching to the football players in Nelson.T his gives much better value for money paid in subscriptions to clubs as Nelson Bays Football will throughout the season be going into clubs to ensure the plan is properly rolled out, ensuring the children receive the proper coaching under the set curriculum. NBF Regional Development Officer George Campbell says the feedback has already been positive and the template will enable players moving throughout cities to slip straight in to the system they had been previously playing. This Thursday at 6:30 at the Sports House at Saxton Stadium, NBF will be handing out free information regarding the plan and discussing with club representatives how the plan can best rolled out in clubs. The research has been internationally proven and follows the footsteps of world class football nations.

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Become a vital part of a great game, become a referee. We offer:  NZ level 1 coaching courses  Free uniform  Match expenses Mens contact: Robbie Hansen 021 280 2190 Womens contact: Sasha Kerslake 545 7492 or 021 144 0204

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Contact List 2011 Club Nelson City Football Club Nelson United Assocation FC Nelson United Junior FC Metro AFC Nelson Suburbs Football Club Richmond Athletic AFC Waimea Plains AFC Moutere Rangers FC Wakefield Football Club Mapua Football Club Motueka Football Club Golden Bay AFC Tahunanui Junior Football Club Tahunanui Senior F.C. Nelson College for Girls Nayland College Waimea College Garin College

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SPCA a loving success Love was in the air as more than a dozens lucky animals found their forever homes last Valentine’s Weekend, at the SPCA Second Chance for Love adopt-a-thon. In Nelson, the SPCA had supporters and members of the public lining up outside the doors from 9.30am on the Saturday. Thirty six SPCA centres across New Zealand threw open their doors on 12 and 13 February, a weekend filled with love, community spirit and hundreds of happy endings when the SPCA and Hill’s Pet Nutrition celebrated their annual Second Chance for Love adopt-a-thon nationwide. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is the exclusive feeding sponsor to the SPCA, providing premium nutrition for every animal in every SPCA centre as they await their special someone. This year’s adopt-a-thon was also the most successful to date, with more SPCA centres participating and more animals adopted than in previous years. “The Hill’s Second Chance for Love adopt-a-thon was a great success, with hundreds and hundreds of happy animals now in their ‘forever homes’ thanks to the event,” says Royal New Zealand SPCA National Fundraising and Sponsorship Manager, Cressida Evans. “We saw lost animals reunited with their owners, animals who had been with the SPCA for months finding their forever families, people falling in love with animals and animals falling in love with people everywhere. We had families adopt goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep, chickens and even a budgie.”

Anne Amber and Zara Aydon at Victory’s Little Day Out, the day was a huge success with over 2000 people coming along to enjoy the festivities. People were still dancing away at 8pm in the evening and Victory community associate representative Andrea Barker says there was plenty of positive feedback regarding great crowd participation, superb music lineup and the toddler area was a hit for parents who could still watch the stage and well and truly feel a part of the day.

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Residents of the Wood Retirment Village celebrated Valentine’s Day in very different ways last week. While the ladies enjoyed a lovely afternoon team with fine bone china teapcups and cakes the men took off for a spot of fishing. The men’s outing involved all the great things: fishing at the wharf, beer and fish and chips. The Wood Retirment Village manager Correne Berryman says the blokes enjoyed their day out. “It was a really nice day for them and they had Hugh Page and Mac Fairweather enjoying a day out fishing at Wakefield Quay last week. a great time.”

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SKATE CLUB IN SESSION: Trb’s Skate Shop manager Matt Duncan and owner Deane Briggs will be hosting skate club at the Neale Park skate park. The skate club will feature local skaters including Liam Mcalister, Nick Snowball and Louis Picot pictured behind. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Skaters offered free lessons gives competitors a chance to compete on a regular basis like any other sport. “Boys are competitive. It’s like rugby or league, so it’s good you can have this on a consistent basis and build up your skills,” he says. Deane and Matt have both been skating for years. Deane is also a keen surfer and worked for Quicksilver in England while Matt has worked at skateboarding camps in the United States for three years. Local skateboarders Nick Snowball and Liam Mcalister are two of the top talents coming out of the region and have gone on to earn sponsorship from international companies ABC and Toy Machine thanks to the help of Trb’s, who took footage and spoke to companies on their behalf. On the West Coast over $3500 worth of prizes were handed out during Skate Club and prizes give skaters big incentives to try difficult tricks and to get off the couch and being involved with your mates. “It’s so easy to sit and play video games in the winter. But if you know you’ve got a goal every second Sunday you’re going to be up against your friends you tend to get out skating and (Opposite morrison Street café) perfecting your trick a bit more.” Proud supporters of the You can sign up for Skate Club Nelson Skate Club on Saturday February 26 at Trb’s on 225 Hardy St, Nelson.

Each week two photos of the museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly with the goal of exposing the photographs to more people and get some feedback on the collection. In some cases very little is known about the images published so readers are invited to submit any information they may have to help with identification. Right: Unnamed man, Nelson Provincial Museum, Fletcher Collection: 2480. Below: Untitled, Nelson Provincial Museum, Miscellaneous Collection: quarter 1778. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email details to or phone 548 9588.

Ten skateboarding competitions are hitting the region thanks to Nelson’s newest skate shop. Trb’s will be hosting Skate Club - a free weekly lesson plus a whopping ten free skateboarding competitions run every second week at Neale Park, with tones of prizes on offer for those competing. Every Tuesday after school, skateboarders of all ages and abilities are welcome to join free lessons hosted by Trb’s owner Deane Briggs and manager Matt Duncan to build confidence as they compete head-to-head every second Sunday. The competitions will be split in to three divisions - beginner, medium and advanced - and points are accumulated over the ten comps. Deane says now is the time for skateboarding to be recognized by everyone as a competitive sport and Skate Club


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Local partnership brings teenagers to lawn bowls Twenty students with special needs will have the opportunity to get on the green and have a bowl next month, thanks to a local partnership. The Halberg Trust, along with supporters Westpac and Sport Tasman are hosting a have-a-go evening with the Stoke Bowling Club. It will give the 20 students, all from Nelson, a chance to learn the sport while paired up with a Westpac volunteer. Westpac Stoke manager Chris Martin says Westpac have long been a supporter of the Halberg Trust and he is excited to get involved in the evening. “A few years ago I helped out at the Special Olympics in Christchurch and it was just so humbling. I’m thrilled we could be a part of this event.” The Halberg Trust encourages people with disabilities to participate in sports, recreation and community events. Dave Tippitt, senior advisor for Sport Tasman, says the evening will be a lot of fun. “These sorts of events make a huge amount of difference to their lives, the smiles you see on their face just after and during the event is just fantastic.” Each of the volunteers, from Westpac and the Stoke Bowling Club, will undergo a training course to help them with the student they will be paired with. The have-a-go evening is being held at the Stoke Bowling Club on Tuesday 1 March.

Nelson shooter wins NZ title Bruce Harvey, of the Cable Bay Pistol Club, regained the New Zealand 3Gun open championship earlier this month. Bruce finished first in the rifle, second in the shotgun and fourth in the pistol, enough to give him the overall title in Otago. Club president Brian Bishop won the pistol section of the open class and finished fourth in that grade, but did enough to win the A-Grade. Nigel Rout, also of the Cable Bay club, finished sixth in the open section, but second to Brian in the A-Grade. Nelson’s Ross Sneddon won the D-Grade.

ROLL IT UP: Karlee Hughson, 14, of Nelson prepares to roll a bowl as Westpac Stoke bank manager Chris Martin, left, and Sport Tasman senior advisor Dave Tippitt watch on. Twenty special needs children will have the opportunity to have a go at lawn bowls next week at the Stoke Bowling Club. Photo: Andrew Board.

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IN BRIEF CYCLING Nelson’s George Bennett demolished the race record at Saturday’s fourth Santa Cruz Coppermine Epic mountainbike race. George who recently turned professional, rode away from the rest of the field to win in an incredible 2hr 3min 15sec, smashing the previous course record by over six minutes. AThLETICS Alex Jordan continued his personal best breaking form running 46.87 seconds for the 400m at the Porrit Classic in Hamilton over the weekend. This impressive result came off the back of a third place at the Brisbane Track Classic, where Alex was only beaten by two Australian Commonwealth relay team-mates. Alex now holds the five fastest 400m times in New Zealand and the top seven for his age. He will be one of a number of Nelson athletes competing at the International Track Meet this weekend in Christchurch. hOCKEY The Rewa women’s masters hockey team took home the silver medal at the New Zealand Masters Games. It was a roller-coaster of emotions for the Nelson side, the only team from the South Island competing in the seven aside division, with early victories and late defeats leaving them unsure if they were still in medal contention. But the ladies pulled through with four wins out of six games. They were only one point away from taking gold but “could not believe it” when they got to bring medals back to Nelson. AThLETICS The Honest Lawyer 5km fun run, or walk, has been hitting Monaco over the past month and is proving to be a hit with locals. On Monday night over 40 runners and walkers took part. The event is around the Monaco Peninsula and return, and there is a heap of cool prizes. Entry is $5 at 5:30pm.

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Touch finals something to dance about Michael Wells put in a clinical display as he steered Nelson College A to a well deserved victory over the more fancied Thompson Daly Fieldmarshalls in the final of the Nelson Bays Touch men’s open grade on Saturday. The Tasman Rugby Academy youngster, playing his last game in Nelson College colours, pulled the strings throughout the game and scored the decisive try with teams down to four players each in drop off, to clinch a 6-5 win. Joe Kirker opened the scoring for the Fieldmarshalls as the top qualifiers got off to the best possible start. But Nelson College hit back with three tries of their own, Reece Fuller picked up a double. A spirited comeback was on the cards, though, as Shaun Begg along with brothers Joe and Nathan Kirker fought back to level the scores. But Michael stole the show in the dying minutes of extra time to seal the win. Michael credited the success to the team’s fitness levels and the hard yards they put in during training. He says the victory was a fine way to end the season with the team who went through secondary school nationals and South Islands together. “We just didn’t stop working,” he says. Kens Chicks took out the women’s final and THC defeated the Licksed Lizards to win the mixed open division, as touch concluded in Tahunanui for the season all teams finished the evening with a prizegiving at the Turf Hotel.

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HOT STEPPER: Nelson College playmaker Michael Wells in action during the men’s final of the Nelson Touch season at Tahunanui on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.


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It would be easy to judge Stoke Rugby Club’s success on back-to-back senior titles, but it goes much deeper than that. Stoke’s division 1 team won the Nelson Bays championships in 2009 and 2010 but it is this season that is shaping up to be even bigger for the Greenmedows-based club.

With more than 220 junior players and five senior teams entering this year’s competition, Stoke is one of the biggest rugby clubs in the region and that is the first big success for the club in 2011 – rugby’s biggest ever year. Now it’s up to the players to add to that success and bring back the silverware says club manager Jo MacLean.

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“All our senior teams are competitive, the [senior] B’s have been amongst the best in the past few years and our women were really unlucky to lose last year’s final 3-0. So, fingers-crossed, we will win a few more trophies this season.” The division 1 team will have a few changes for the upcoming season through with a new coaching team and several new players. The core of the squad remains intact though and Jo says it will be another very competitive Stoke side ripping into the highest club competition in the region. The division 2 side, or senior Bs, has also managed to keep the majority of its young squad together and will benefit from traveling with the division 1 team for at least the first round of competition. The Stoke women’s side has been one of the best two teams in Nelson for the past five years. Each year Stoke and Waimea Old Boys battle it out and Stoke were unlucky last year to lose an agonizing final. It last held the title in 2008, beating Waimea in the final. But the most pleasing news from the senior club


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Kaiteri gold for runners With Buller over and bodies well on the recovery, next goal for runners and walkers is Kaiteriteri Gold on Saturday March 20. More than 100 people have already signed up to be on the golden sands beach start line which bodes well for another record field to line up in either the half marathon or 10km options. The Half is challenging but still a quick enough course for Mike Moreu to run 1.12.09 for his course record in 2000 while Gillene Haldane posted a swift 1.25.16 eighteen years ago. Walkers have Michael Harte’s 1.57.32 and Gillian MacDougall’s 2.12.32 to chase. Entries close March 12th and are available online at

Like father, like son RUNNING IN THE FAMILY: Greg and Craig Lautenslager train together at Saxton Field, Craig is following in his fathers rather quick footsteps and enjoy success in long distance running. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Brendon Hart at the Veterans Badminton at the Stoke Memorial Hall. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Veterans Badminton is on every Thursday night from 7:30pm at the Stoke Memorial Hall. Entrants pay three dolllars at the door and play a number of matches throughout the night and must be over 30 years-old.

Greg Lautenslager has been the main man on the Nelson athletics scene for the past eight years and now his son is following closly in his footsteps. Greg’s wealth of experience, skill and character has helped train and develop some of the country’s top athletes. A big family man, Greg’s running nous is now catching on through the next generation with his son Craig, who is quickly becoming one of the rising stars on the local track scene and looks to follow the flame of his father’s running career. Craig, 17, has grown considerably over the past year both on and off the track and has used his 6ft 1 figure to power through his favoured 1500m and 3000m events. His highlight of the season came in the New Zealand M19 3000m final in Palmerston North. The former Garin College student clung to the leading pack throughout the race and a sprint finish saw him finish fourth place in 8min 49.30sec, a personal best by 15sec. The personal best and strong finish

were just rewards for an athlete who has patiently waited for his time at the top. Despite having the gene pool from both parents, Greg competed in the 5000m at the United States Olympic trials and Debbie represented New Zealand at the 1986 Commonwealth games, Craig originally was not in to running at all. “I didn’t encourage him to run as a child,” Greg says. “Everyone had their kids running around and racing. Our boys were out playing in the creek, and that was great.” Even when he decided to join Athletics Nelson, much to the delight of his father, it was still a patient process. “He used to be beat by girls his own age. He’s been very patient. Never discouraged about it. Because he knew the best times were in front of him.” But with the blood lines there, living with one of the best track and field coaches in the country, Craig’s time is now upon him. Described as a late developer, as soon as he reached puberty he has been footing it with the best in Nelson and now at a national level.

He puts a lot of his development down to his father. “He just has so much knowledge to offer. He’s quite inspiring. He’s really encouraging.” Greg will be taking athletes to California in late March, there Craig will compete against top high school opposition at the Arcadia Invitational with the end goal of being noticed by NCAA coaches. But Craig’s focus is first on the New Zealand Track and Field Championship where he will represent Tasman in the 1500m. Breaking four minutes and reaching the finals are his two goals. If he can reach the later, medals could become a reality. And there is no doubting that if Craig can medal, it will be of a more personal significance to his father’s tally of coaching athletes to 162 national medals. With younger brothers Jeff, 15, and Jared, 12, running faster times than Craig did at their age. The Lautenslager name will hold strong in Nelson for many years to come. But with 48 points in a single mini-ball game, Jeff could could be taking a different path.

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JOB DONE: Bas Radclife-Holland signals to the crowd after a fine opening spell for Nayland College Junior A.

Nayland College’s junior cricket side eased passed Garin College with a win 131 run win at Greenmeadows on Saturday. Mitchell Chandler starred with the bat. His 84-run total, which included 15 boundaries, set up a strong total of 213/8 for Nayland who looked in control throughout. Bas Radclife-Holland was one of a number of players to pick up reasonable totals to help solidify a total that was easy to defend. In reply, Garin struggled to 82 runs before being all out.

GIRL POWER: Nayland College batswoman Nikita Hoult prepares to take on the ball against Garin College at Greenmeadows. Photo: Phillip Rollo


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Nelson Macintosh Users Group. (NMUG) Annual general meeting . Thurs 17 Feb 2011. New Life church, Montgomery car park at 7pm. Contact : 547 3408. Sunday @ Seven, Cafe Church. FAITH? A discussion on faith in today’s world. Live music free supper all welcome. 7pm Sun 6 March Nelson Cathedral. Jude 548 1008. Tai Chi for Health. A modified style of Tai Chi twice a week for 8 weeks Tai Chi can help reduce: - Slips, trips and falls, joint stiffness, pain, stress or anxiety, and it can reduce blood-pressure. Saxton Stadium weekly Tues & Thurs at 11am Ph 538 0072 Richmond Recreation Centre: weekly Wed 1.30 & Fri 11.30 Cost is: $55 for 16 session Registration is essential Don’t delay—Register TODAY Herbs for healing and health. A talk by Chris Tuffnell, Medical Herbalist, as part of celebrating Herb Awareness Week. Richmond Library, 12-1 pm, Wed 9 March. All welcome. Introduction to culinary herbs. A presentation by Karen Dickerson and Kate Olsen as part of Herb Awareness Week celebrations. Richmond Library, 12-1pm, Fri 11 March. Bookings required, limited places available. Scottish Country Dancing. Richmond’s new season starts March 7 at St David’s Church Hall every Monday. New dancers welcome; no partner needed. Come on Mon 14 March for “give it a go” night. Details Christine 544-0902 Israel Past, Present & Future. Speaker: Sondra Oster Baras resident of Israel & Director of CFOIC Heartland’s Israel. Meeting at New Life Church, 85 Wensley Road, Richmond, 7pm Sun 27 Feb. Hear an up to date & informed perspective on Biblical Israel. More info phone 544-6495 Isel House . Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm, entry by donation.” Greenacres Golf Club. Mixed Vets Day – Mon28 Feb Report by 9.30 for 10.00am start Entry Fee: $6 Can phone 544 6441 to book or turn up on day. Enquiries Mavis 547 6626 or Elaine 544 5227 Pigeon Valley Museum Logging. Wakefield Sun 6 March 10am-4pm, Steam Skyline & sawmill operating. Usual rides. Come & have a go at crosscut sawing $ axe throwing. Forestry teams practicing for November logging sports. Axemen also participating. $5 adults. Children free. Contact 0273 197 427 House Night . Sat 6 March 7.00pm start, at the Nelson Indoor Bowls hall,Warnes Stadium, Songer Street. 50 games $5.00 per card. NELSON RAILWAY SOCIETY : the train will be running from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm, on Sunday February 27, weather permitting. The Nelson Herb & Edible Garden Group will meet on Monday February 28 at 7pm in the Jaycee Rooms, Founders Park. Talk and demonstration by club members on preserving, All Welcome, gold coin entry for visitors.. Enquiries to Nina, 5456288 Victory Seniors Tuesday 1st March 1.30pm 3.30pm. Memories of Vanuatu with Ron Bergman and friends. All welcome. Victory Community Anglican Church 238 Vanguard Street. Any enquiries Shirley 5471433 BADMINTON at Saxton Stadium Wed. mornings 9.45am. Players of all levels welcome. $4 Ph Lyn 545 0500 LEARN to Speak with Confidence. Let us motivate and encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and gain the skills and confidence you need. Join Powertalk International - Club Waimea - meets in Annesbrook twice a month in a friendly environment. For more information please phone Peggy 539 0477 or Yvonne 544 6350.” Sunday @ Seven, Cafe Church. FAITH? A discussion on faith in today’s world. Live music free supper all welcome. 7pm Sunday 6th March Nelson Cathedral. Jude 548 1008. WIN AND ROBERTS FAMILY PICNIC Rabbit Island Sunday 6 March 11.30am onwards for picnic lunch, if wet following Sunday. Manuka Downs Picnic Area. Interested contact Julie Tomlinson Ph035473316. Women Rugby Players Needed. Marist Rugby Club. - contact: Maria Briggs 5488286/021 835 251 Nelson Tramping Club. Feb 27. Lower Roding Falls. Easy/medium. $7. David 548 6826. Feb 27. Heartbreak Ridge. Hackett Valley. Fit. $5. Gretchen 546 8328. Nelson Repertory Theatre Inc present “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” February 25, 27 7.30pm • March 3, 4, 5 7.30pm. Seats $20* and $15* Book at Everyman Records (*plus $2 booking fee). TOP OF THE SOUTH MORRIS MINOR CAR CLUB Sunday 27 February. Meeting 11.30am onwards for BYO lunch Rabbit Island. Interested? All welcome. Contact Julie Ph5473316 or Trevor Ph5268884. Dr Donna Swift will give presentation on Girls Violence ‘Sugar and Spice and Not So Nice. 7pm

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