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Tasman Bay beaches are ager Rudy Tetteroo. now rubbish free thanks to Tasman Bay Big Beach an 800-strong group of vol- Clean-up saw volunteers unteers that gathered over take on 291 kilometres of 10 tonnes of litter in the Big coast between Abel Tasman Beach Clean-up over the National Park and Cable weekend. Bay and from the banks of While Tahunanui beach five waterways. was used mainly as a drop The majority of the more off point for the clean up, obscure items were found it only took a in less popudozen of the lated areas. 800 volunA tent, gas teers to clean cooker, rusty It’s been fantastic to the more saws and a public areas see such enthusiasm broken musof the beach from so many in the sel float were itself. “Gener- community for look- all found ally people are ing after our beaches. around the pretty good, Nelson Air– Rudy Tetteroo. but along port. highways and Rudy hopes streams a lot of rubbish to make the beach cleangets washed in to the estu- up an annual event before ary and blown around by visitors arrive in the sumthe tide in to some unusual mer. “If you look around places. So it’s good to have the streets and around the the whole beaches cov- estuaries and our rivers ered,” says Department of you’ll see a lot of litter that Conservation community gets dropped. So we can relations programme man- Continued on page 2.

Theo Thomsen, 6, in action for Hampden St School’s Te Kakano group at the schools gala on Friday night. Photo: John-Paul Pochin.

Take that! Hampden St gala an excitment machine The Hampden St School was packed to the rafters last Friday night as it raised more than $20,000 during its school gala. Coordinator Louise Devine says it was a huge event with more than

3000 people attending and all of the food stalls selling out. “It was pretty exciting, a real festival for the school.” The gala was organised by a committee of 12 parents.

Outside of the food stalls parents entertained with musical acts on stage, the schools Te Kakano group performed, as did the Ukes and friends group and the school band. Money raised will go towards resources.

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“James Kamana from the Tasman Makos. He’s a good player, a great winger, and he’s my uncle.”

“It would have to be Jeremy Brockie. Our boys play soccer and he actually comes back to the grassroots and gets involved with the kids.”

“The best would be Jeremy Brockie from the All Whites. because I play football and I look up to him.”

“I just can’t think of anybody who has stood out prolifically over the last 12 months. There has been some, but to pick on individual is quite difficult.”

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The Collingwood St Trolley Derby has been thrown a lifeline. Robertson Chartered Accountants have announced their sponsorship of the Nelson Collingwood St Trolley Derby, now to be called the Robertson’s Trolley Derby 2011, ensuring the derby will run in 2011, and beyond.

The popular derby has been held intermittently on Nelson’s Collingwood St for decades, and its future was in doubt after former naming rights sponsor went into receivership earlier this year. Nelson Trolley Club president Tim Bayley says the club is relieved and ecstatic the Trolley Derby will continue.

Tasman Bay beaches get spring clean

Continued from page 1. dropped. So we can generally improve. Litter in certain places is a risk to the wildlife and looks messy and untidy.” He expressed a big thank you to the volunteers on behalf of event organisers DOC, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and NELMAC Ltd. “It’s been a tremendous achievement by everyone involved and fantastic to see such enthusiasm from so many in the community for looking after our beaches. Participants told us it felt good to be helping to clear litter from the coast and some beachcleaning teams were shocked at how much Volunteer Aidan Fraser holds one of two saws rubbish they had picked up. A number were found around the Nelson Airport during the big thanked by passers-by for doing it.” beach clean up on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

• A reporting system for racist incidents in Nelson Tasman will be officially launched next Monday with a procession up Trafalgar St and a celebration at the 1903 site. Speak Out Nelson Tasman is an initiative of the Nelson Multicultural Council with the support of government agencies, the Nelson Safer Community Council and the Human Rights Commission. The project will be officially launched by Human Rights Commissioner Joris de Bres next Monday at 1pm which will be attended by Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio and Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne. • The Radio Network in Nelson has a number of changes happening tonight, Tuesday 23 November. Classic Hits moves from 89.8FM to 89.6FM, ZM moves from 97.0FM to 96.8FM, Radio Hauraki moves from 90.6FM to 90.4FM and Coast moves from 100.2FM to 100.8FM. • For news tips or ideas please give us a call on 548 4949 or email

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Nelson’s night out Violence seems to be a word on the tip of the tongue for many Nelsonians at the moment, particularly drunken violence. Many column centimetres have been devoted to the subject over recent weeks as horrific acts have come to light out of the early morning darkness. So when police invited me along with them on Saturday night to see what really happens, I jumped at the opportunity to see firsthand if Nelson is an unsafe place to be after midnight. Without going into every minor detail, here is basically what I witnessed: • One fight where about three punches were landed, it started about 20 metres away from police, so it lasted perhaps ten seconds. • One man arrested for twice ignoring the liquor ban in the CBD, and seven people warned for breaching the liquor ban. • A crying lady upset because she couldn’t find her husband. • One man comically walking with his body about half a metre in front of his feet. • Lots of hugging (guys and girls). • One man getting a stern talking to after walking around the corner smelling suspiciously of cannabis. • Many, many people stopping to say hello to police, try on their hats and basically share a joke with them. So, is this a typical Saturday night? Constable Peter (PJ) Jackson says it has been a quiet-ish night; steady rain did not encourage people to hang around after the bars closed and it was relatively peaceful from 3am to 3.30 when people came out of the bars and onto the street. The presence of fluro jackets on the street seemed to be a deterrent though, perhaps giving legs to a HANZ plan to introduce “Mellow Yellow”, where bouncers wear fluro jackets to give the impression of more security on the street. Community involvement also seemed to be in play, the Maori

Warden’s patrolled the area in their van and two busy street ambassadors added to the presence of the five police officers on the street (there were more patrolling in cars). PJ says having these extra bodies on the street is beneficial, especially the warden’s who can have a strong influence on young people and in getting them off the street and home. So while just one night, and I’m mindful it comes days after a teenager was slashed in the throat with a broken beer bottle, the biggest concerns on Bridge St on Saturday night were waiting for a taxi, losing the contents of your kebab and waiting for what looked like 20-odd minutes to enter one club. The violence issue is not one that’s going unnoticed though, more than a dozen clubbers I spoke to asked if I was doing a story because of the violence, one man labeled Nelson “the worst place in New Zealand for angry bastards.” Police seemed to deal with drunks well, able to share a laugh and defuse several situations before they even got going. One example was a group of friends who watched their mate get taken away in the back of a police car. To start with they, quite naturally, weren’t that thrilled to see it happen but by the end of the incident one of them was hugging police officers. So, with the summer season upon us and the Rugby World Cup less than a year away, does Nelson have a violence problem? “Yes”, says one clubber. “But it’s our culture and that’s the problem, every other town has the same problem, not just Nelson.” From what I saw, and again it was just one night, police did a great job of keeping an eye on things, but in truth there wasn’t a lot to keep an eye on. From the battle stories I heard from police though this was a good night, a safe night. Let’s hope for more of these as the city fills up for the summer. – Editor.





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Nelson lad has the X-Factor Former Broadgreen student a finalist in top Australian television show

Phillp Rollo Six years ago Andrew Lawson, 18, was a quiet departed Broadgreen, and the head of drama is curBroadgreen Intermediate School student with a pas- rently overseas on leave. “A teacher came up to me sion for performing arts, now he is one of the stars and said ‘it’s funny how many New Zealanders are in the final of that show.’ I told her ‘you know one of of Australia’s hit reality music show X-Factor. Born in Northern Ireland, Andrew moved to Nelson them is Andrew Lawson from Broadgreen?’ and she with his family when he was six years-old and at- said ‘Oh my god. I did his make-up’.” tended Birchwood School before goSince leaving Nelson, Andrew shifted with his family to Noosa in ing on to Broadgreen. Australia where he went on to study Andrew was a well behaved student in year seven and eight, who came out a Bachelor of Music at the prestigious Queensland Conservatorium of his shell in the school production of Music. He then decided to defer the Orb say his teachers. He played his course and focus on his singa humorous ‘dream world’ character called Splinter, and was entirely ing, which led him to audition for X-Factor. covered in black and red face paint. On X-Factor, Andrew represented “He didn’t come to my attention very the under 25 boys category and is often, which is always a good thing,” says deputy principal Paul Johnstone. mentored by judge and radio per“But singing, dancing, being a bit of sonality Kyle Sandilands. He also worked with Kelly Rowland and Bee an actor, was something where he Gees singer Robin Gibb. would come to the fore.” While the final has aired in AustralPaul was watching the audition episodes of X-Factor with his daughter Andrew Lawson, during the ia, Nelsonians can catch Andrew’s Chloe when they recognised Andrew. finals of X-Factor. final appearances on Thursday and Friday night on TV3. “She went running screaming around the house saying ‘It’s Andrew Lawson, it’s Andrew Paul says he would warmly welcome Andrew back Lawson from Broadgreen Intermediate. I know him, to the school for a performance. “It would be great I know him’.” to see him here and raise the profile of the performThe majority of the staff did not know who he was ing arts here at school. He can show students what until recently as both Andrew’s teachers have since you can achieve if you carry on with your passion.”

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Mitchell Andrews, 10, with some of his Clifton Terrace school mates. Mitchell organised a mufti day and busked to raise more than $400 for Youth Diabetes Week. Photo: Andrew Board.

Ten-year-old raises $400 for charity Ten year old Mitchell Andrews is pretty pleased with himself, in less than a week he collected more than $400 for charity and even collected a few smiles. Mitchell, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on St Patrick’s Day this year, busked in central Nelson and organised a mufti day at his school with all proceeds heading towards Youth Diabetics. He says he dressed in the organisations mascot in Nelson – a Buzzy Bee called Bee Aware – and collected $139.30 for the cause. “I was really happy with that. Most people loved the costume and I raised a lot of money.” The mufti day at Clifton Terrace School raised $242.50, not a bad effort reckons Mitchell. “I’m really happy, it is so much money to raise,

I think it is really good.” He says it was tough when he first learned about his diabetes, which requires several injections of insulin a day, but he is pretty relaxed about it now. “It’s more Mum and Dad that have to do a bit. It doesn’t really make much difference for me.” The fundraiser was something he thought of last school term when he first found out about the awareness week. “I heard about the week and thought I’d do a mufti day so I went and saw Rob [Wemyss, Principal] and he said that was ok, and that’s how it started.” Rob says it was great to see Mitchell’s initiative. “He’s got a great attitude and is a pretty amazing young boy.”


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The hot ticket this week was definitely the Annabel Langbein evening, who would have thought a chef turning up to an event and not even cooking would be so popular. We also have photos from Nelson city on Saturday night, the A&P Show and the Inaugural Harold Club Life Education Trust gettogether in Bishopdale. Remember, Christmas Party’s are great for this page so if you are in charge of organising your work function don’t forget to call us or send your photos through. The more the merrier. To get your photos on this page please call us on 548 4949. Or if you have photos you would like published, email them to editorial@nelsonweekly.

Andy Gargiulo and Loui Harvey having a good time in Nelson on Saturday night.

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Massive walk doubles as a massive fundraiser ASB staff raised $15,130 for St John last month after a successful walk from Nelson to Blenheim. The sponsored walk in late October, with a team of around 15 people from ASB relationship banking in Nelson, Marlborough and the Auckland head office took turns to cover the distance within 24 hours. ASB commercial manager Andrew Dravitzki says the walk was a great team effort. “It was actually a lot of fun and very successful, more so that we thought it would be. It was also good team building for our team.” The money raised is going towards Events Vehicle for Top of the South, which costs $130,000 for St John, $3000 of the money was from ASB Charity Choice, where ASB contributes to the fundraising efforts of ASB staff. The walk took a little over 24 hours.

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• The Monte Stello completed her regular visit; 3 container ships; 5 large fishing vessels; a car carrier, and one more of the Russian fishing fleet sailed from the port last week. Some of the large vessels continue to prepare to leave. • Last week I spoke to several people about some safety and behaviour matters. One gentlemen set out to sea on a stand up paddle board without a pfd. A couple of young guys were going too fast in the marina. Please try and keep your speed to about 3 knots in the confined space of the marina. • It is also surprising to me how few people know the Collision regulations for safe boating- here is a link for you: Google – Collision Regulations MNZ, there you will be able to select Commercial and Recreational Maritime Rules Part 22: Collision. You could download the rules for some light reading … but to cut to the chasedo get familiar with Section 1 Steering and Sailing rules 22.4 to 22.19 and Section 2 22.20 to 22.40 on Lights and Shapes and Sound Signals. Learn the correct ones for your boat and other types of vessels. Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.

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Nelson neighbours ‘like one big happy family’ When a gust of wind hit Nelson’s Brook St in 2008 three neighbours lost their combined fence, but gained a friendship that has taken them all the way to claiming the Good Neighbour of the Year award. Leanne Mako, Dave Clark, Jeff Hulme, Rangi O’Brien along with Boyd and Anne Sofield were the combined winners of the Nelson award at the Good Neighbour of the Year ceremony earlier this month. Nicknamed the “commune”, the three households became such close friends that after the fence went down in the big storm of 2008, the slow rebuild included gates so they could continue to freely visit each other. “We’d do about an hour’s work and then have a drink together, we all got to know each other pretty well over that time,” says Jeff. The neighbours share almost everything from food to cats and from use of a swimming pool to babysitting services. The relationship is so close that when Dave chose to propose to Leanne last month he did it at a dinner party with the rest of the “commune”. “That was special,” says Jeff. “To say that we were there when Dave proposed was something we will all remember.” On their Good Neighbour Award the group chuckles before Rangi says she entered for a laugh. “I read

Winners of the Good Neighbour of the Year award for Nelson City is from back left; Leanne Mako, Anne Sofield, Piper Sofield, 15 months, Rangi O’Brien and Dave Clark. From front left; Jeff Hulme, Connor Hulme, 4, and Paige Sofield, 6. Absent is Boyd Sofield. Photo: Andrew Board. it in the paper when it first started and I thought ‘oh, I’ll nominate the commune’, that will be really funny. We didn’t really expect to win.” The benefits of being so close is not lost on the neighbours, Anne says that when her husband is away it is nice to know there are two blokes

close by. This weekend they are even going on holiday together, visiting Pohara. But Dave says the best part of the commune is that everyone helps each other. “We are like a big family.” There are some limits though says Jeff. “It’s like having an open home all day and all

night, everyone just coming and going. As long as it’s not after 1 in the morning,” he jokes. The Good Neighbour of the Year Awards recognised the best neighbours in Stoke, Tahunanui, Nelson City and Victory. Nelson Weekly is profiling each of the winners, finishing next week with the winner of the Victory award.

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The Highways Of History


Courthouse offically opens Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio prepares to hongi with Hon Georgina te Heuheu, minister for the courts, at the offical opening of the redeveloped Nelson Courthouse last Friday.

For thousands of years the Rhine and Danube Rivers have been Europe’s Highways. Trade flowing East, West, North and South, the tramping feet of invading Armies, the watchful eyes of border guards. Gold, Salt, food and furs transported to markets. Ideas, Inventions, Arts and culture flowed backwards and forwards through out Europe. Countless villages sprawl along its banks, backed by tidy vineyards and farmlands testifying to its prosperity which was jealously guarded by a series of majestic fortresses and castles which still stand today. Sue, my wife, and I had the opportunity last year to travel these mighty rivers of history. We joined a tour in medieval Prague where we spent 3 days prior to embarking on MV Tapestry, a 160 passenger river cruiser, in Nuremberg on the Rhine. We loved strolling round the old quarter of Prague with its domes, cupolas, spires and towers highlighting the skyline while there was music in the air from the concert halls and street performers. The Czech beer was wonderful. We spent the next 14 days cruising up the Rhine and then through the Main Canal which joins to the Danube river system. The Main-Danube canal is an old dream of the Europe and the first canal was attempted more than 12 centuries ago under Charlemagne. The second effort was completed by King Ludwig of Bavaria in 1846 and was operational till 1945 when it suffered damage due to bombings. It was not until 1992 that the pre-

sent Main-Danube canal was opened for traffic. It stretches for a length of 106 miles and it is now possible to navigate from Rotterdam in Holland to the Black Sea, a distance of 2,200 miles. This is a marvel of modern engineering yet the canal and its walkways have settled in to the countryside like they have always been there. The music of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss all came to life in Vienna the “City of Music” home of the “Blue Danube” so with music in the air we sailed through the fertile valleys of Austria and into Hungary before arriving in Eastern Europe’s liveliest and cosmopolitan city of Budapest spanning the Danube. What I enjoyed most about this river cruise is the ease with which you slip from one country into the next . You can explore a cobbled medieval city one day, and then glide past vineyards and villages the next. The cruise offered a lot for my dollar, including all meals, accommodation, guides, transport and even tips allowing me to relax with out worrying about budgets We so enjoyed our cruise that we are taking a group of Nelsonians in May 2011 to cruise from Amsterdam through to Budapest on the inaugural sailing of the brand new MV Panorama. This is a completely new class of ship- a vessel designed with your comfort in mind and destined to revolutionise river cruising. Please contact me so I can advise all details of our escorted Luxury Cruise tour. Sue and I would love you to join us.

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A new fun form of transport is hitting the streets of Nelson this summer, ready for the tourist season. Starting on the 1 December four Pedicabs called Sunbugs, will be operating next to 1903 square at the top of Trafalgar St. The Sunbug service includes “a charming Nelson history and hearsay tour” with guide commentary, and a hop on and hop off service, as well as local hotel, restaurant and pub pickups/drop offs. Pictured is one of the guides Miles Lambourn.

Letters to the editor Sir, Within weeks of his election, our mayor is showing he understands little of the problems facing Nelson or the impact of severe financial restrictions required by central government to solve the financial situation NZ is in. The mayor is showing he bends to the demands from the owners of the bars which are responsible for many of the drunken incidents occurring in the city as a direct result of their inability or unwillingness to stop serving drunks. The police have clearly identified the problem and at least one method of reducing the incidents we see daily. The police are not going to get increased funds from government, there is no money left in the kitty, so they have to make the best use of the funds that they have and their proposal should have the full support of the mayor and council to tonsure the safety of the majority of Nelsonians. It is time the mayor showed some inner fortitude and stood up to the irrational demands of the bar owners. Sincerely, Rob de Winter. Dear Sir, I wish to make it clear to your readers that any comment I made about ‘ponying up’ was strictly and only in regards to a call to NZ police/central government to provide more frontline staff to Nelson as soon as possible. I understand that letter writer Rob de Winter does not think that more police are an option for our region, but in

fact the government has made a pledge to provide an additional 300 frontline police around the country by December 2011. How many are coming to Nelson and when? I have contacted the minister of police asking for an urgent meeting to ask this very question. However, police numbers, a bit like bar opening hours, are only one part of a mix of community solutions that we need to look at – others include increased CCTV surveillance and lighting in the city, ‘mellow yellow’ initiatives and even better utilisation of the Late Late Bus. We are a strong community and I am confident we can work together to make our streets safe. Best regards, Aldo Miccio. Sir, In his letter published on 16 November 2010 Dan Maguire has given an inaccurate portrayal of the effect of Plan Change 25.2 presently out for public submission until 3 December. Mr Maguire has met with the Deputy Mayor and senior Council staff and advised that this change to the noise rules in the Nelson Resource Management Plan is only a technical fix that has no effect on noise standards. The change simply corrects a wording error; the noise standards in the Plan are not changed. It most certainly does not “have the effect of removing much of the protection residents currently have against excessive noise.” Keith Marshall, CEO, Nelson City Council.




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OfficialPavilionOpening This Sunday the latest piece of the Saxton Field puzzle falls into place with the grand opening of the Hockey and Softball pavilion. And its presence is already having a fantastic impact on both codes.

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The $2.2 million Hockey and Softball pavilion in 26 percent but fundraising from hockey and has already galvanized the two codes and given softball made the project a reality, with hockey them a facility that rivals any in the country, all providing 70 percent of the codes’ 23 percent before it has been offically opened. share. It was an impressive fundraising idea with The building, which was around $100,000 un- the help of GJ Gardner that helped the building der budget, will be opened this Sunday. It sits come to life. in between the two hockey turfs and overlooks Graham and Shirley Vercoe from GJ Gardner the softball diamonds giving spectators a grand Homes built a three bedroom house to auction viewing platform and administers a base. off as a package with the land, with all profits Nelson hockey president Diane Proudfoot says raised going to two local sporting associations, the pavilion brought back in two weeks what Nelson Hockey and Softball, to help fund their had been missing for almost two decades. “When we moved to Saxton Field in 1993 we lost a lot of the social side to hockey, people would just go home after the game because it was cold or whatever. Already, we have that back, it’s fantastic, people who The hockey and softball pavilion. may have seen each other but never met are chatting away, the pavilion has new sports pavilion which has just been comgiven the sport its social and family atmosphere pleted. back – just like that.” The grand idea was devised over a quiet beer The pavilion has a bar, kitchen, meeting room, between Graham and a local softball enthusiast, two offices, storage space, changing rooms, and now Nelson Softball CEO, Derryn French.It showers and more, but it has taken some time to will involve around 1400 man hours to complete arrive. In 1993, when the sand hockey turf was and will raise about $40,000. laid, Diane says a pavilion was just a dream. Other fundraising has been in the form of Mid Years later, with tremendous support from Nel- Winter Dinner 2009, Pac n Save Stock Takes and son City Council and Tasman District Council Top Team 2009. and an arranged marriage of sorts with Soft- The pavilion, which still has a few minor areas ball, the pavilion sits pride in place as the crown to be completed, will be officially opened by jewel of both codes. NCC put up 48 percent of Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne and Nelthe funding for the pavilion with TDC kicking son mayor Aldo Miccio at 12noon this Sunday.

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Anyone who still thinks hockey is a winter sport should pop down to Saxton Field one week night. Dozens of players fill the bright water turf playing in summer leagues or for 50 youngsters, being a part of the regions first academy. Regional development manager Craig Brett set up the academy this summer and says it comes on the back of incredible interest in the sport. “It’s really positive right now in the sport, it’s got really good leadership and the sport has done really well for itself. Our junior programme has 380 kids turning up to it, everything is just growing in hockey so we decided we’d set up the academy to channel that interest.” The academy has been set up to run for 14 weeks for players aged 11 to 17 and works on fitness, speed as well as skills. Craig says the region does well for itself and setting up the academy was another way to utilise some of the top coaches in the region and strengthening the sport. “Hockey has always done really well in Nelson but I guess we are going through a transition where all the good players are getting a lot older and the younger one’s weren’t developing as well. Now there is so much on offer for kids they don’t tend to go and do their own work outside of hockey so we decided the only way we were going to get the good ones coming through and giving them the best opportunity.” The academy is just another success story for Nelson Hockey, Diane says growth in the sport since the water turf and pavilion have finished has been unprecedented with its junior summer programme attracted more than 200 players more than last year and its senior summer league with 28 teams. “I mean that is just out of this world. The senior summer league which had dwindled over the years, is suddenly back with a number of players and we haven’t had for a long time. And now, in the heat of the summer time, the players can come up here after and relax with a cold drink or whatever.

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Exciting New Web Presence for Richmond Richmond Unlimited is very excited to announce that our new website went live during September and is looking fabulous! Please check this out at The website is designed to give a web presence for Richmond – businesses, conference and meeting venues, parks, accommodation, wineries, sporting facilities, attractions and restaurants. You name it, it’s there ... and if it isn’t there, then let us know. We want this to be the one-stop-shop for people wanting to know about what they can do, where they can go, what’s available and what’s on in Richmond. So if you have a business or venue or event that we need to know about then we want to hear from you. E-mail your text and photo to Keryn Sheppard at and these will be done ASAP. The site has also been a great resource for Santa Parade float and Market Day stall bookings. This has made the process a lot less time consuming for everyone and no double-handling. So spread the word and help us promote Richmond ... unlimited! Happy browsing!! Check out our exciting new web page for all local events and attractions


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Helping Richmond Prosper and Grow Promote Richmond became an incorporated society 21 January 2000 and trades as Richmond Unlimited. Richmond Unlimited is funded primarily by a special rate levied on businesses by Tasman District Council in a defined area of the Richmond’s CBD, as well as from sponsorship and grants. Our main objectives are to promote the commercial interests of the Richmond Business District; to advocate for CBD improvements; to organise events and activities; and to promote Richmond to attract visitors, tourists, trade and residents.

that both the landlords and businesses may have a voice in the developments planned by Tasman District Council. Rounding out our committee of eight is Lois Lester our Treasurer. We were also fortunate this year to employ Keryn Sheppard as our new Business Co-ordinator who has been doing a fantastic job bringing everything together. Our vision is to promote the potential of Richmond to ensure the CBD continues to grow in an attractive and well planned manner to form a cohesive business environment that provides excellent service within a safe, caring, and comfortable community environment.


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Santa Parade shaping up to be best-ever Andrew McGlashen says that this Saturday’s Pak ‘n’ Save Richmond Santa Parade is likely to be the most spectacular and well-attended show seen in our town for many years. “There are a large array of exciting floats and groups who have embraced the ‘A Fairytale Christmas’ theme and have let their creative juices flow”. In addition to the traditional floats and marching groups, there will also be choral singing and roving entertainers to keep the crowd entertained ... and look out for the fantastic new Santa float as well. By Saturday Queen Street will leave no-one in any doubt that the festive season is at hand. The new Christmas lights have been hung and all shops and businesses in town are being encouraged to dress their windows to the Christmas theme. And there are no excuses for lacking the materials or creativity as a wide range of Christmas decorations and advice are available at local outlets such as Eye Bright and Payless. Waimea Weekly is also pushing the Christmas bandwagon by offering a $1000 advertising credit for the best decorated window display. The Santa Parade takes place this Saturday on Queen Street from noon. Spectators should make their way into town in plenty of time to soak up the festive atmosphere and find a good vantage point. Richmond Market Day The Fresh Choice Richmond Market Day is one of the largest annual events held in Richmond, attracting locals and visitors alike. Stalls feature a wide range of fresh fruit and produce, arts and crafts, music, clothing, gifts, homewares, plants and lots more. More than 160 stalls are expected to line Queen Street for the popular annual event, which will also feature a lunchtime concert. This year we have introduced the “Market Day Passport” giving holders the chance to win a major prize. Shoppers who make five separate purchases on the day, at a market stall or at a permanent retailer, will have their passport stamped and will go into the draw for a Fresh Choice 60 second grocery grab. Stall sites can be booked online this year. To book your place go to and click on Events or contact Pauline on 03-544 4975 or Keryn on 03-544 4898 Bookings close on 30 November 2010. Last of the Summer Fare Dancing in the street, or just chatting and tapping your feet! Whatever way you choose to do it you will be in great company at Richmond’s Last of the Summer Fare. Come to Sundial Square on Friday 25 March 2011 and join the crowd in the evening light and dance until you drop; or simply catch up with friends, listen to the music or sample the fine gourmet food and beverages on hand from our select range of purveyors. For further information or to book your stall site, contact Pauline on 03-544 4975 or Keryn on 03544 4898.

We have three sub-committees to align with our core activities: Marketing & Events; Landlords; and CBD Developments. The Marketing & Events sub-committee comprising David Hill, Judene Edgar and Tania Bouterey have been working on the Santa Parade, Market Day, Summer Fare and the new website. The Landlords sub-committee, Andrew McGlashen and Terry Bolitho have been liaising with the landlords to discuss various enhancements and future planning of the CBD in conjunction with the CBD Development sub-committee (David Smolenski, Andrew Smith, Terry and Andrew) so

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arts industry. Directors are Jane Winter who holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from NASDA, and Simon Williams who holds a Diploma in Jazz studies from the Christchurch Jazz School. Both are professional working musicians and musical directors, as well as tutors at

and much more! For more information contact Jane Winter at SOUNDSTAGE via phone or email. They are more than happy to arrange a time for you to come in and check out what they do.

Nelson Male Voice Choir has produced another varied and cheerful programme SOUNDfor its “end of STAGE is a year” concert. Music and Pianist Dr Performing Adrian Secker Arts school as guest artlocated at ist will add 56 Rutherto the variety ford Street with two selecin the heart tions of classiof Nelson. cal works. The At SOUNDchoir will sing Hannah German performing at the Soundstages end of year STAGE they some Christconcert last year. Photo: Tim Skinner. offer many massy music different options for students SOUNDSTAGE. At SOUND- and a selection of secular songs of all ages and abilities to bring STAGE you can choose from that should appeal. The openmusic and performing arts into many different classes and pri- ing numbers have an upbeat their lives. Their focus is on vate lessons in Music, Dance swing. A new bright and breezy teaching, training and devel- and Drama. They offer, sing- “Sing Allelujah” comes from oping students in their chosen ing, musical theatre, drama, tap the pen of a West Country instrument or craft, for fun or dancing, guitar, ukulele, saxo- composer Andrew Goddard. preparation for a career in the phone, clarinet, bass, drums In lighter mood, the second

Summertime Song A bright programme of secular and Christmas music Bridge over Troubled Water, Flying Free, Over The Rainbow, Rhythm of life, You Raise Me Up, Gospel Glory, Joy To The World, and many more.

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Aotearoa’s hottest acts including the legendary Head Like a Hole join together with UK junglist Digital on the hallowed turf of the recently revamped Trafalgar Park in central sunny Nelson one week after the New Year madness for a celebration of Ryan Beehre, Ruth Carr and Paul Dodge, from Minuit, will be performsummer sounds, the ing at Summer Six. massive Summer Six. From heavy dubstephalf opens with Don Besig’s a year under the expert direction of conductor Mick Dowpin to infectious groove to “Flying Free,” and a brand rick and leader John Thomleft-field psychedelic rock to new version of Arlen and Harburg’s classic “Over the son. Concert programmes roots reggae to delicious sulty Rainbow,” that never grows range from the finest orches- breakbeat-pop to pumpin dim. The choir, conducted tral repertoire showcasing top drum n bass & jungle to ripby Pauline Boyd and accom- soloists through to themed pin rock n roll.....get your panied by Susan Stokes and performances designed for groove on the green & spend Anne Shearer, will sing at the young children. How lucky the day with a picnic, friends School of Music, Sunday De- we are! Don’t miss out on all & family. All ages welcome, the action in 2011 - become under 12 free, tickets only $29 cember 5 at 2pm. a ‘Friend of the Orchestra’ for if you get in before 20 DecemNot many cities in N.Z. have just $5 and you will receive ber. Bring ID if you want to their own symphony orches- discounted tickets, a reserved partake of the licenced bars. tra but here in Nelson we are seat, and invites to special Loads of foodstalls, new toivery lucky to have the Nelson events just for ‘Friends’. Con- lets, shady sheltered grandSymphony Orchestra. This tact the Secretary on 544 2200 stands, multiple ticketing engroup of experienced musi- or e-mail trances...wicked sun & bass! cians includes players of all for a brochure ages. They rehearse weekly with more depreparing up to six concerts tails. If you are

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night a bit louder this Christmas with Beggs on Hardy St. With more hit singles than The Beatles in the 60s, The Hollies shaped the world of pop music as we know it today. Their mega hits including Air That I Breathe, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother; Bus Stop, Long Cool Woman (in a black dress) and Carrie Anne, continue to be among the mostplayed in the world today – testament to just how good this band is. Along with The Rolling Stones and The Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have never officially broken up and that continue to record and perform. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year and having backed it up with an international tour and best-of album, The Hollies remain as current today as they did three decades ago, and this show in Nelson is their first in the City for 40 years. Don’t miss out. Hot Rods and Motorbikes, Tahunanui beach in midsummer, a cold beer at a summer night BBQ. All hot, but none so hot as the Rockabilly Band, Krazy Kats. Lead vocals, Johnny Jessop, lead guitar and vocals, Christian Jessop, mean hard drumming and vocals Pete O’Connell and wicked slap bass Callum Kershaw all brought up on a


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Nelson Cathedral invites school-age boys and girls to join the Nelson Cathedral Choir. Recruits and choristers will have the opportunity to perform weekly, learn about the history of the church and

the theory of music. Choristers acquire valuable skills though the programme, including development of alertness, confidence and concentration, leadership qualities and making friendships. Choristers are paid for each attendance (rehearsals and services) and at Christmas they receive the full amount for the year. The Nelson Cathedral Choir are looking for school age boys and girls with willing commitment and promising potential.

This Week

WOODCHOPPING A full programme of events and good conditions saw great competition in the chopping ring. A Royal Agricultural Society Medal was awarded to Pat Barrett (Otaki) who took away both the Standing Block Championship on Saturday and the Underhand Championship on Sunday. The Creighton Brothers Open Standing Championship was won by Andrew Cox (Geraldine) and Fraser Family Underhand was won by Charlie Morgan (Timaru). SHEARING Two big days in the woolshed with World Champion Shearer Cam Ferguson making a surprise late entry visit to Nelson A&P Show. No suprises however that he was the winner of the Open Shearing class and received the TNL Trophy for the Best Pen of Shorn Sheep. He also received a new shearing handpiece as a prize sponsored by CRT & Heinger.



2010 RURAL WEAR & TEAR The grandstand was packed to the rafters for the judging of the inaugural Nelson A&P Rural Wear & Tear competition held in association with the Richmond Mall. The choreographed show was supported by hip-hop dance acts and in the Junior Section Emily Markman was awarded first place with her entry “Former Model”. Second place was Sean Edgar with his entry “Gumboot Gladiator”. In the Open Section, Aileen Gooding and the residents of Ernest Rutherford hospital wing were runner up with their entry “Rural Maiden”. Sheree Phyn was the Open Section winner with her stunning creation “The Inseminator”. Prize winners received Richmond Mall Vouchers as well as a bouquet courtesy of Bluebell Florist. Thanks to all the entrants and supporters of the Rural Wear and Tear competition – we know that work has already begun on entries for the 2011 Rural Wear & Tear!

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HORTICULTURE & HOME INDUSTRY Redwood Hall was packed with entries in the Horticulture Section including 453 entries in Children’s Floral Art. Special thanks to all the schools and families who supported this section with a fabulous show of exhibits: Champion Floral Art Years 1-3 = Aria Snowsill Champion Floral Art Years 4-6 = Karl Newton Champion Floral Art Years 7-12 = Penelope Smith Champion Vegetables Years 1-6 = Jontee Taylor Champion Vegetables Years 7-12 = Cameron Taylor In the adult section the A&P Challenge Trophy went to Todd Gracia for most points in vegetable classes. Norm & Lettie Thawley received the WDFF Challenge Cup for most points in fruit classes as well as the Beaumont Trophy for their roses. Champions all received prize vouchers courtesy of sponsor Bay Nurseries. Richard Till judged the cooking section and awarded Champion Exhibit to Pam Coleman for her cultured cheese. We expect more cheese entries next year after the wonderful cheese making demonstrations held by Mapua Country Trading.

EQUESTRIAN SECTION Two full days of competition were completed in the extended horse arenas at Richmond Park. The highlights of Saturday were: Supreme Inhand Pony – Ryan Teece with “Dragonwyk Cohiba” Supreme Inhand Horse – Tracey Heywood with “Adobe Park Ariella” The Pony & Horse exhibits received a garland kindly donated by Industrial Coating Specialists. Supreme Inhand Clydesdale – Fergus O’Connor with “Donnybrook Angelina”. Special thanks to visiting Clydesdale exhibitors who were hosted by local breeders. Supreme Inhand Miniature – Withaview Miniatures with “Riverhills Twistings Standing Ovation” Champion Lead Rein Pony – Georgia Livingstone on “Aintree Mirium” Champion First Ridden Pony – Kate Dohmen on “Aintree Delilah” The showjumping section had significantly increased numbers of competitors this year, with the most points in Open Pony showjumping awarded to Alice Hamer and “She’s Spot On”. A tight competition in the Open Horse showjumping sees sisters Angela and Linda Cotton tied on 24 points each. These points transfer to competition at Motueka A&P Show on 5th December 2010, for the Green Door Challenge. Highlights from Sunday competition were: Supreme Ridden Pony “Dragonwyk Cohiba” who received a Show Rug thanks to Nelson Building Society and Supreme Ridden Horse was “On Cloud Nine” ridden by Marlborough’s Jordan Murray.

PHOTOGRAPHY Champion Colour Print “Respectful Distance” by Corri Stein Champion Black & White “Grandma’s” Watch” by Karen Wardell Reid Trophy for Most Points (Seniors) jointly awarded to Karen Wardell and Barry Whitnall Trophy for Most Points in Student Category awarded to Hanna van der Giessen The People’s Choice Winning Print “Celebrate” by Sandra Johnson LUCKY NUMBER PRIZE DRAW WINNERS (SATURDAY) 1126, 1253, 1514, 1802, 2045 LUCKY NUMBER PRIZE DRAW WINNERS (SUNDAY) 2531, 2956, 3013, 2838, 3207 Each receive $50 Cash from Nelson Building Society

NELSON A&P BEER AWARDS Another new contest for 2010 was the boutique brewery section. Supported by The Moutere Inn, the following awards were made: Overall Champion – Sprig & Fern Brewery Lager/Pilsner Champion – Sprig & Fern Brewery (Tasman Lager) Cider Champion – Sprig & Fern Brewery (Cider) NZ Draught Champion – Totara Brewery (Drover’s Draught) Stout/Porter Champion – Sprig & Fern Brewery (Porter) Ale/Pale Ale Champion – Sprig & Fern Brewery (Indian Pale Ale) See the Moutere Inn advertisement for details of where to get these award winning brews.

TRADE AWARDS Best Overall Trade - Bee Expo, Nelson Honey Ltd Best Large Outdoor Trade Exhibit - Bowater Toyota Best Small Outdoor Trade Exhibit - Alpaca Suri-Bol Best Indoor Trade Exhibit - Scythes NZ Ltd

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A number of items were found over the weekend. Please phone the Richmond Park office on 544 7181 for advice on lost items


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Cycling challenge laid down for Marble Mountain George Bennett clocked 38 minutes 56 seconds and Jeannie Kuhajek, 48.34 to ride from the Riwaka Recreation Reserve to the top of the Takaka Hill - a distance of 15km. The challenge is now open to all riders in Cycling Nelson’s Marble Mountain Challenge on Sunday November 28. This annual ride looks to find the

fastest man and woman plus offers a special incentive to last year’s riders to see who can make the biggest improvement on their time. There’s also a prize to the rider closest to estimaing their actual riding time (no watches or computers allowed). Full details are on or by phoning Averil West 021 303 160.

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Tennis turnout close to setting new record A national record for attendants at a Grasshoppers tennis tournament was close to being broken in Nelson on Saturday with 69 children entering. With a national record of attendance being 73 held by Auckland, the 69 6-12 year-olds at the Nelson Lawn Tennis Club showed the region’s passion for the sport at a young age. Grasshoppers is part of a Tennis New Zealand initiative which follows on from the Grasshoppers school program, which now has 12 schools involved in. Nelson Bays Tennis Development Officer Lynnie Nevin says it was a “fantastic effort” to be so close to a population base like Auckland. The children are split in to three categories, red, orange and green, with each division having a larger court size and heavier ball. This enables children of all abilities to enter. The winners of each category were Benjamin Grenfell in Red Level 1, Harry Timms in Red Level 2, while Mason Lund took out the Orange division. Mason and Caitlin Lund Benjamin Grenfell, 7, on his way to winning were victorious in the Boys Green Red Level 1 at the Grasshoppers tourna- Level and the Girls Green Level rement. Photo: Phillip Rollo. spectively.

Nelson’s Alex Jordan competing for New Zealand earlier this year. Alex is returning to Nelson for the Hester Shield.

Nelson track star Alex Jordan is returning home for the inaugural Hester Shield Classic. Alex has been living and training in Christchurch, but will be competing in Nelson’s premier athletics meet alongside new team mate and current New Zealand 200m leader Tim Jones. The two sprinters will headline the event formerly attended by just Nelson and Marlborough athletes. “It’s always exciting to return home to Nelson, especially for a track meet that has the ability to become bigger and bigger each year,” says Alex. Due of the timing of the event being so close to the start of the season, Alex will not be competing in his favoured 400m race, but fancies his chances in the shorter distances. “I am getting very close to personal bests in the 100m and 200m, and am aiming to get new ones, and get much faster over the short sprints in the coming weeks.” Having Tim Jones, who has a season best of 21.56 seconds over the 200, competing will give the new event more credibility, and with proposed joint pavilion given the go ahead during the week, Saxton Field should see better competition each season. Craig Lautenslager and Brendon Barnett will be two up-coming local athletes to watch at the meet. Craig has made a strong start to the season and has shown early promise in the middle distances. Brendon is hitting perfect form going in to the Hester Shield after jumping personal bests close to regional record distances, and breaking the 7m barrier. Alex says the long jump will be a must see, with Brendon up against former Nelson College star Andrew Moore being the key battle of the field events. Both have medaled in long jump at national level. The Hester Shield Classic kicks off at 6pm on Saturday with the first event being the 200m. The meet is open to all athletes 13 years-old and over, and entry fee for athletes is $3 for one event, or $5 if you are competing in more.

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