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Tuesday 24 January 2012

Latin dance scene makes an impression on Nelson

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Mad Butcher to join Phoenix’s fight Andrew Board

The renowned Mad Butcher has joined hundreds of Nelsonians in pledging his support for nine year-old Nelson cancer sufferer Phoenix Stafford. The Mad Butcher, or Sir Peter Leitch, was due in Nelson for a Tasman Rugby League fundraiser this March. Then when the TRL board suggested it give a percentage of the money raised to Phoenix and his family, Sir Peter lit up, says TRL chairman Paul Lafotanoa.

“I emailed him to suggest it and he emailed back straight away and said ‘call me,’ so I did, and he said ‘tell me about the boy’. I told him a bit and he said ‘stop right there, I’m definitely coming down.’” The support of the Mad Butcher, himself a cancer survivor and well-known rugby league fan, has been joined by hundreds of others since Phoenix’s story appeared in Nelson Weekly last Tuesday. Phoenix’s mother, Renea Pidduck, says she is overwhelmed with the response and with the amount of people who have do-

nated money, sent messages and offered to help in whatever way they can. “It’s been amazing, really awesome. People have been really generous and just done what they can and that’s what I like. It’s not how much they give, just the thought, even a dollar is amazing.” She says the attention has been great for Phoenix as he battles a tumour in his spine. He has undergone 18 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. But with a new tumour still growing in his spine, doctors have told Renea they will

not operate or continue chemotherapy, so she and her family are raising money for alternative treatment that she says has so far seemed to work well. Already $9000 has been raised via donations to the Phoenix Treatment Appeal bank account and collections on the street. Forty tins also sit in businesses around Nelson, where shoppers can donate. There are also some TradeMe auctions raising money for Phoenix, including two


Bravery hailed at police parade

Former Tasman area police commander Gary Knowles made a special trip back to Nelson last week to pay tribute to a number of Nelson officers he called “tremendous”. Gary is now an area commander based in Christchurch but he says he wanted to come back, just weeks after leaving, to attend the twice-a-year Pay Parade ceremony at the Nelson police station on Friday. Several awards for good conduct and long service were handed out, but the highest honour of the day went to an officer that wasn’t even on duty when he earned it. Detective Pat Nally was on holiday on the West Coast when two white baiters were in the ocean and in trouble. Pat grabbed a life jacket, swam in and saved one of the men. He was given the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand award for his efforts. Constable Shane Ohlson was another stand out, given the District Commanders Commendation after rushing into a fight where




® CLOSE INSPECTION: Nelson City deputy mayor Ali Boswijk inspects police officers at the Police Pay Parade held at the Nelson Stressless police station last Friday. Photo: Andrew Board.

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“I have my moments. It’s normally a bit of a shuffle with a pint of Sprig in my hand.”

“No, not at all. When I go to the pub my favorite move is lifting the pint.”

“Oh yeah! I like music so whatever music’s going it just takes control of the body, but my cousin does the Pukeko.”

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SEE PAGE 2 days building work and a hot lap around Hampden Downs race track. Renea says more fundraisers are planned and the support from Nelson Weekly readers has been inspirational. “Everyone said they saw us in the Weekly and said ‘keep it going’. That was really nice to hear and it’s good for Phoenix.” Phoenix is due to head back down to Christchurch this week for another scan on his back as doctors now think the tumour may not be active.

It was in Christchurch, while receiving chemotherapy, that Phoenix had his last message from the Mad Butcher, says Renea. “It’s really cool he’s coming down because last year he sent a big parcel down to Phoenix with all sorts of rugby league jerseys, signed posters and hats. It was really nice of him and it’s great he is able to help out again.” To send Phoenix or his family a message, email or to make a donation, the account is The Phoenix Treatment Appeal, 03 0703 - 0829333 – 000.

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A wide-reaching police sting saw thousands of drivers stopped in Nelson over the weekend, with hundreds of tickets issued. The operation was so succesful police say they are planning another one. Among the drivers stopped were 13 drunk drivers, who are now facing prosecution. The sting was a joint effort between police, NZ Transport Agency, Canterbury Traffic Alcohol Group and staff from the Nelson Court. A total of 9857 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints in Nelson City and Motueka over three nights. Five disqualified drivers were caught and 15 other drivers had their licences suspended for various offences. Police say they were also able to catch people who

had not paid fines, with the courts impounding five cars which belonged to fine defaulters. Highway Patrol team leader sergeant Stu Wright says while it was disappointing that 13 people had driven after drinking, the positive thing was the operation was successful in netting them and getting them off the road, along with the five disqualified drivers. Stu says working with the other agencies proved very successful. “This multi-agency approach is something we will utilise more. We’re sending a very clear message to the public that drink driving won’t be tolerated.” More than 300 infringement notices were issued during the operation. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Tom Turner, right, an AUT design student, brought his “Wailing Wall” to Nelson’s 1903 Square last week. Tom has travelled all around New Zealand with the project as part of his Master’s thesis. Tom encouraged people to write a message, put it in a bottle and add it to the wall. Ella Dickson and brother Leo of Nelson were among many locals who added a message to the wall. Ella drew a picture of a whale coming up for breath, because “that’s what I think the wall looks like.” Tom hopes to display the messages in a gallery or book. Photo: Rosie Thomsen.

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Commission due to annouce amalgamation decision next Tuesday

A decision on whether ratepayers because you never know what they in Nelson and Tasman will need are thinking, but I'm reasonably to vote for an amalgamation of its happy. We'll know next week I supcouncils is scheduled to be made a pose." week from today. Tasman mayor Richard The Local Government Commis- Kempthrone is opposed to an amalsion last June announced its draft gamation, putting him at direct decision, saying a merger odds with his counterpart. of Nelson City and Tasman He says he is hopeful of a District councils would be decision saying amalgamabest for the two regions. tion should be taken off the After seven months of furtable, because it would save ther review, consultation ratepayers money in a refand analysis, the commiserendum that would likely sion will next week ansay no anyway. nounce its final decision. "Walking around talking to If it reverses its opinion people in Tasman, I don't from last year the issue will think they would like to see be dead and buried. If it amalgamation come in and upholds its original deci- Nelson mayor I'd be surprised if a masion, the contentious issue Aldo Miccio, jority of Tasman residents wants to see a voted for it." will go to the polls. A majority vote in both re- merger of the He says whatever the LGC gions will be needed before two councils. decision is, he will be glad the two councils can amalto get the process to a congamate. clusion. Pro-amalgamation cam"It's been hanging over us paigner and Nelson mayor long enough." Aldo Miccio started the Aldo says he will be happy ball rolling on the issue in if the issue gets put in the 2009 when he started a pehands of the people. tition which gained ten per "For 20 years we have decent of voter’s signatures bated whether or not amalin both regions. Once he gamation would be good passed that threshold the for the region. If we finally Local Government was get to have a say, that will Tasman mayforced by law to review the be the real win and that or Richard governance of the two rewas what the petition was Kempthorne, gions. all about." wants to keep Aldo says the process has If, as expected, the LGC the status quo. been a long one but he is sends the issue to a vote, satisfied it has been done right. the polls will likely open on March "The commission has looked very 31, closing on April 21. closely at it and spoken to a wide If voters in Tasman and Nelson vote range of people and organisations. to go ahead with the proposal a new I'm confident they have done their council election would be held on homework and then some." or around October 13. He says he is confident of a positive If next week's decision, already dedecision for amalgamation but is layed several times, is delayed again, not counting his chickens. it is understood it would only be by "I'm never 100 per cent confident a couple of days.

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Latin dance scene makes an impression on Nelson Jonathan McKeown Every month or so Nelson’s Church St transforms into a “vibrant, happening scene” of Latin dance, dubbed by some the city’s Latin Quarter. Every Saturday night Tango nights are held

at Kush and once a month, also on Saturday’s, Baby G’s across the road hosts it’s Salsa night. Together they attract people of all ages to classes, club mixers and dance events. David Bagshaw, a teacher from Tango Passion says Church St is “transformed into a

Latin Quarter” when Baby G’s Latin dance parties combine with Kush Café’s Cafe Del Tango. “It feels like you could be anywhere in Buenos Aires,” he says. Salsa and Tango are very different dance techniques with Tango described by dance tutor Monica Gomez as an intense con-

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versation between two people. “When the dancers understand the principles of Tango movement the dance becomes a spontaneous creation and the possibilities are endless,” says Monica. Salsa is “more like a party” according to Annie Giles, who can be credited for bringing Salsa to Nelson and inspiring a sub-culture in the sunshine city. Annie started the first Salsa classes in Nelson 16 years ago. For a time it became the largest group in NZ, with over 100 people rocking up for the beginners classes. Annie says many of those years, based at the Boathouse, were about giving people the opportunity to spend an hour meeting and greeting new people, connecting with others while moving to the Latin Rhythms. “The core of our classes was socialisation, seeing the dance as part of a culture and way of life rather than a set of steps,” says Annie. That ethos has been carried on by many dance students and teachers around the Nelson region. Salsa Buena, a group of expert Salsa teachers and enthusiastic Salsa dancers, are celebrating their first birthday this weekend with a Havana Nights themed party and fundraiser for Women’s Refuge in the Victory Room in Trafalgar Centre from 8pm. The new season of classes is about to step off, with both Tango and Salsa beginners classes commencing in early February. Although the Latin dances are very different on the floor, the styles have combined well in Nelson, says David. “I started out dancing the salsa and eventually moved over to Tango so the two dances complement each other, and you can certainly see that in Nelson’s Latin Quarter and at Cafe Del Tango.”


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Birdlife on the Grampians volunteers from left; Mary Davies, who is part of the group that takes care of the traps on the Mahoe (formerly Fuschia) track, Janet Whittingham, data administrator, with Darren and Sue Palmer and their two children, Ben, 7, and Lucy, 10, who check the traps on the Kahikatea track. Photo: Rosie Thomsen.

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The hills are alive with the sound of native bird calls once more after over two years of trapping pests. Volunteers, lead by local conservationist Bryce Buckland, have been tramping the tracks to rebait traps that have been diligently removing rats, possums and other vermin from the Grampians since their installation in October 2009. Bryce says that the goal is to increase numbers of native birds such as the fantail and bellbird, and although they are unable to quantify how many birds there are now, he receives feedback that there is vast improvement. “A hawk has been roving over my place,” says Janet Whittingham, data administrator for the group. “It’s just a supposition but I think it’s because it can’t find any rats on the Grampians.” She reports that over 1400 pests, including 631 rats, have been trapped throughout the reserve.

She says locals have begun seeing native birds, even Tuis, around the city and in their gardens for the first time in decades. The effort has attracted a group of around twenty volunteers, who check and rebait the traps over the dozen trap lines regularly. Many of these are family groups, such as the Palmers. Sue Palmer says that her family became involved because it was a cause right on their back doorstep. “It’s giving the kids a sense of social responsibility.” The Palmer’s two children, Lucy and Ben, say they enjoy the family activity and being involved with their community. Volunteers say they’re catching less and less as time goes on, which is a great sign, and that birdsong has increased immeasurably. “Two years ago you just didn’t hear anything,” says Mary Davies, “it’s made a huge difference.” Visit the Birdlife on the Grampains page at www. to get involved.

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Whale hoax just the start Former Nelson College student Guy Williams on duping Paul Henry and life as a comedian for TV3 Phillip Rollo When Guy Williams made his network television debut he wasn’t Guy Williams at all. He was Jay Pryor, a pro-whaling libertarian. Guy, who works for TV3’s The Jono Project, formerly Jono’s New Show, was in charge of a skit called Quest for Fame where he hoped to make the show’s host, Jono Pryor, as famous as possible. A press release, containing the details of nonprofit organisation, Commercial Whaling New Zealand, was created, along with a fake website that Guy couldn’t be bothered making so it said “website under construction”. It was designed to fool a small community newspaper. Instead it was picked up by Fairfax Media’s Sunday News. TVNZ then followed suit and wanted to bring Jay on its top morning show, Breakfast, to speak about the group’s support for commercial whaling. Guy lasted five minutes with controversial host Paul Henry and says the skit went much better than they had first hoped. TVNZ filmed the interview at 6am, and it wasn’t until the afternoon that they found out it was all a hoax, a midday news bulletin later. “It was a classic case of the whole thing working too well. It was supposed to be a little laugh and it ended up on the front page of the [New Zealand] Herald. The whole thing was a massive shambles

on TVNZ’s part,” says Guy. “We did this to that at the time. “I got maybe one or two as a publicity stunt. The other story on the good laughs.” front page of the Herald was ‘New Zea- He then entered a competition to become land student tasers pregnant woman.’ All I comedian Dai Henwood’s prodigy. He did was make a fake website, this guy had won, which he puts down to the mainto taser a pregnant stream public not woman.” being very funny. “If Guy is a former Nelyou just ask random son College student people to send in vidand says it’s probably eos, most people you no surprise if any of get are borderline luhis former pupils can’t natics.” remember him being His win, though, a funny guy. It was helped launch his only when he relocatcareer and actually ed to Wellington that landed him a role his comic career beon what is now The gan, thanks to Flight Jono Project. He beof the Conchords. gan the first year as a “I just became obproduction assistant sessed. I always atand now has a regutributed it to Flight of lar skit every episode, the Concords because which can lead him that was the year just on a wild goose chase after their HBO spewith Pakeha Maori cial became big. Then politicians or putting I started going to the on his charm at cat Wellington Comedy Nelson man and television personal- shows. Club and I thought it ity, Guy Williams. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Paul Henry recently was the coolest thing. jumped ship to TV3, No one would have considered me to be which brings up Guy’s most awkward movery funny, they probably still don’t.” ment of his new career. With the reception Guy says his first ever routine was “really area under construction, the pair met, on bad,” although he was completely oblivious a fire exit staircase, for the first time since

whale-gate. “I didn’t notice him until it was too late. We made eye contact and for a second there I thought ‘oh kill me.’ I walked past him and it was just tense as heck.” But the next meeting Guy made sure he apologised and welcomed him on board TV3. “He had obviously forgotten about it. He’s had bigger fish to fry since then. He was fine with it and I think he said it was all good for the ratings or something like that.” But the relationship has now come full circle and Guy will make an appearance on Paul Henry’s latest show titled Would I lie to you? “I could almost say we’re on speaking terms. To have me on the show legitimately is pretty exciting.” Guy is currently a writer for Sticky TV, is a regular contributor to Drew and Shannon Live and will feature on TV3’s upcoming sitcom Hounds. Work on another season of The Jono Project will commence this week, although it is undecided whether it will be in the same format as 2011. Guy has been nominated for the Billy T award, the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand comedy. It is given to the top up and coming stand-up comic in the country for the past year. If he wins he will tour with the Comedy Convoy, which makes a stop-off in Nelson. It will be the first time Guy has ever performed in his home-town.

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Kite festival flying high Jonathan McKeown

around New Zealand. There are international flyers here from the UK, Switzerland and GerNelson’s Kite Festival is not only the longest run- many hosted by the Nelson Kite Club,” says Ted. ning kite festival in New Zealand, it is a major As the wind picked up Ted explains that the event on the international kite flying calendar, ground effect units like the giant Fugu fish need says Ted Howard of Rainbow Flight. to be heavily weighed down. “You can just use a “We’ve got about 20-30 visiting kite flyers from car or a van, we had to get in tractors and trucks which Nelmac provided.” The kite buggies were on show as well, and having just recently recorded a land-speed record of 134 kmp/h, a standing flyer on one of Peter Lynn’s original power kites demonstrated why. “Oh yeah, they pull a lot of power, he has a 200 pound line on that Excalibur kite and if the wind picks up another two or three knots, he’ll be sliding along the ground,” laughs Peter as he ducks the passing power kite. The Nelson Kite Festival celebrated 21 years out on Neale Park, and eventually the weather played its part as the sun came out and the wind filled giant Fugu fish, teddy bears, and octopus. There were hundreds HIGH FLYER: Kite Festival organiser Ted Howard with one of his of kites in the air of all kites that took to the skies above Neale Park in Nelson on Sunday. The shapes and sizes and annual Kite Festival drew a strong crowd keen to check out some of the controllers from two to monster kites. Photo: Jonathan McKeown. 80 years of age.

Mall Chat... What’s on at your local • What a Christmas period we had! The opening of the Factorie and Acquisitions stores just prior to Christmas had a significant impact on customer numbers, with a record numbers of visitors to the centre during December. Contributing to the buzz was of course the free Santa photos, free gift from Santa, free gift wrapping and of course free parking. • With a visit to Richmond Mall now, you will see a number of store upgrades and new store fit outs, with another round beginning this week. Retailers opening next month include Vodafone (the new concept store) and Timemobile (Time pieces and mobile phone accessories). Watch this space for more announcements over the coming weeks… • Richmond Mall Foundation is still accepting applications for grants. Applications are available from the customer service desk at Richmond Mall. Richmond Mall Foundation accepts applications where genuine hardship is demonstrated. The annual “Ride for Hope” motorcycle rally is on again this year on February 11, this is one of the fundraisers for Richmond Mall Foundation. Leaving from the Trafalgar Centre for the Hope domain via Motueka, with prizes including motorcycle registrations, RWC merchandise, remote controlled helicopters and much more… See Nelson and Waimea Weekly for details in the coming weeks.

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Search continues for missing teen Two years on, police are still searching for information that will help locate missing Nelson teenager Leo Lipp-Neighbours. Today marks the second anniversary since the 19 year-old disappeared on January 24, 2010. Since that time police have followed up numerous lines of inquiry and possible sightings of Leo’s distinctive yellow Toyota Corolla, but are yet to receive one positive piece of infor-

mation. Detective senior sergeant Wayne McCoy says his team had not given up in its search for clues into Leo’s disappearance. He says he believes someone out there knows what has happened to Leo and his car. “My message to anyone who knows something, is do the right thing and speak up now.” Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or to police, on 546 3840.

Community meeting Nelson/Richmond residents

If you were affected by the December flood, the Nelson Tasman Recovery Office invites you to a community meeting for an update on the recovery effort. Members of the Recovery Office and an EQC representative will be there to update you and discuss any ongoing questions and concerns.

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Learn to fLy at neLson Lakes GLidinG cLuB Previous participants of the Glider Training Camp have described the course as one of the best weeks of their lives. The time and effort needed to learn Learn how to upsize to fly to solo level varies greatly your future at BarBican from one person to another. In a world where education is However, everyone’s progress often the deciding factor for is enhanced by immersion in personal success, there’s one instruction. During the 6 days of Nelson based business that’s this intensive course we aim for doing its part to provide an edge 20+ flights per student. This is a for people wanting to get ahead. fantastic and unique opportunity The Barbican Training Centre, to join a comprehensive residential in partnership with Te Wānanga gliding training course utilising o Aotearoa, is in its eighth year two grob G103 twin-seat, dual offering training programmes Learn how to scuba dive with one of Big Blue control gliders. Using a winchfor business owners and staff. dive and fish professional instructors. launching system our costs are Programmes are designed to help lower and we can launch more students succeed on their chosen path – and all for FREE. aircraft quickly. As a not-for-profit incorporated society, Tutor and Barbican Director, Susan Piket says, “It’s not this enables us to provide a focused learning experience just about passing exams, these programmes are designed cheaper than many others. As well as rapidly progressing to really move students towards a better way of life. Over your training our aim is for you to experience the goal of the years, many have started up their own businesses; learning to fly gliders, mountain soaring. some have grown existing businesses, while others have overhauled their personal finances.” Most people are Learn to dive at BiG BLue juggling work, business and home life so our programmes Big Blue Dive and Fish can take you as far as your diving are designed to suit busy people. “I am so grateful for the needs desire with a variety of courses currently on offer. The chance to learn so much, while still being able to work and Open Water Dive course is an introduction to the fabulous support my family”, says Janine Smith a former graduate of underwater world. On completion of this course you will the Small Business Management programme. “The results I receive full certification with internationally recognised have achieved in my business, never would have happened Scuba Schools International which will allow you to dive without the knowledge and support I have gained.” To recreationally anywhere in the world without supervision. In the SSI level 1 Freediving course you will acquire the proper skills and knowledge to partake in Freediving to depths of 20 meters. Develop the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with oxygen, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your Freediving or spear fishing to the next level. Big Blue staff and instructors have extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to diving and courses are run in a relaxed and safe manner. If you have any queries on any of their courses phone Mario on 546 7411.


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Take a trip to United Travel to meet the experienced and friendly team. With four globetrotting travel specialists, each with different experiences and areas that they’re passionate in, they’re sure to be able to help you plan your perfect getaway. Carmel Tocker joined the team in October and has six years experience in the travel industry, working in Nelson, Richmond and London. In her time she has travelled to 71 different countries and explored the world in any way you can think of, from backpacking to five star hotels and resorts. She has spent 3 months overlanding through Africa and has a passion for adventure travel, with a trip planned to Alaska and Canada later this year. From her wealth of travel experiences she can advise you on the best place to go and can plan a holiday to suit any budget. Whether you have a specific destination in mind or want advice on the best places to suit your interests, come talk to Carmel and the team at United Travel. They can keep you updated on the best deals or keep an eye out for specials on future holidays. If you’re all about the journey, make United Travel your first destination.


After an absence of 36 years Fran has made it back to her home town and is looking forward to carrying on with her passion in Real Estate amongst familiar people and surroundings. With a total of 18 years experience in this industry in both New Zealand and Australia, (six under the Harcourts Brand) Fran is now bringing her skills as a “peoples person” to the Harcourts office in Nelson. “I love my profession because it is a people’s business and feel that I know how to listen to the buyers needs, which gives them confidence that they are able to achieve the outcome they are looking for.” Total commitment means Fran will try to obtain the best results for her clients. As an experienced marketing specialist, Fran has an eye for detail, her negotiation skills are exceptional and understanding her clients' wishes is paramount to her. Fran offers a professional service with a personal touch working for as long as it takes to get the best result for her clients. “I will guide you through the process of buying or selling your home. My policy has always been to work with you and for you and make the process less stressful than you thought it would be.” Fran would love the opportunity to discuss your requirements for buying or selling property so contact her now as she is looking forward to hearing from you. You Hair Salon are proud to welcome Sue to their experienced team. Sue is a qualified senior stylist and has been hairdressing for years, including three years in a salon in Australia. She had a brief break but the love of hairdressing brought her back out to the salon floor. Sue is confident in all aspects of hairdressing, be it a simple trim and style, cut and colour, a perm, or an intricate and graceful style for a wedding or special occasion. Her knowledge and experience made her the clear choice to join the other existing hairdressers at You Hair, Sarah and Casey. Sarah, like Sue, is a fully qualified senior hairdresser. Casey is a second year apprentice who has already gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. You Hair can fulfil any desire for your hair. The skilled staff and excellent rates will ensure you get the cut you’re after at a reasonable price. The central location in the New World car park in Stoke makes it convenient to fit a hair appointment into a busy schedule. There is free parking available right outside the salon. The friendly and experienced team at You Hair welcomes new and existing clients to the salon.


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Local people with local knowledge Founded in 1996 by the McKeown family, Trends Kitchens takes pride in bringing quality kitchens and joinery to South Island homes. Unlike franchise owned companies with a limited product range, Trends Kitchens can provide you a custom made kitchen produced by our own certified tradesmen, in our own factory. As the demand for this style of designer kitchen service spread around the South Island, so have Trends Kitchens showrooms and branches. Not long after we opened a branch in Nelson, we found people were coming all the way from Blenheim to see us. We were happy to create a site to accommodate our Blenheim clients, and our Renwick showroom was born. Today, you can walk into a Trends Kitchens showroom in Nelson, Blenheim, Cromwell or Christchurch, and meet with a local designer who can offer you a free measure and quote for the perfect kitchen to accompany your new home or renovation.

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Woman attacks with intent New Owners, New Year, New You!

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Contours Gym in Richmond has Fight-Do and Zumba classes, as well a new team who are determined to help you reach your New Years fitness resolutions. Ali and Philip Williams run Ali’s Home Healthcare, a successful family owned business based in Christchurch. Joining them is Chris New Owners: Chris Harpur, Ali & Phillip Williams Harpur, who has formerly worked as a boxing circuit, all compressed in education but has fostered a life- into 30 minute lunch time sessions. long interest in health and fitness. Also in February they are providing The new owner’s key goal is to a more comprehensive group fitness provide members with the best program including Yoga and Pilates possible outcomes at a reasonable for increased strength and flexibility price. Their exceptional staff as well as stress relief. members are all highly motivated Mothers, you can have a guilt and experienced and are committed free workout, with child minding to working with you to achieve your services available at the gym. After a fitness goals. vigorous workout you can relax and Some of the changes they have soothe your muscles in the sauna. made to provide you with the best The happy, smiling staff will make women’s gym in the Nelson Bays you feel welcome, and the cleaner area include extending the business and brighter surroundings will make hours to accommodate for busy or your exercise sessions enjoyable. The erratic schedules. Open from 6am new owners welcome old faces and to 8pm weekdays and 8am to 3pm new to come down and experience on weekends, as of February they the refurbished gym; with a free will also offer lunch time express weekly pass on offer there’s no sessions to help those with limited reason to put off making a start on time reach their goals. There are the new you.

Monday, January 16 At 9.33am, a 21 year-old woman was arrested for assault on a person with a blunt instrument, assaults with intent to injure and common assault.

Tuesday, January 17 At 11.52pm, a 22 year-old man was arrested for resisting police, failing to furnish own name and address, breath alcohol level over 400 mcgs per litre of breath, driving in a dangerous manner and assaults police.

rested or procuring/possessing a cannabis plant.

Friday, January 20 At 2am, a 49 year-old man was put in the detox centre.

Saturday, January 21 At 2.30am, a19 year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour. At 4.20am, a 25 yearold man was arrested for common assault and breach of the liquor ban. At 4.50pm, an 18 year-old man NELSON Wednesday, January 18 was arrested for contravening At 1pm, a 40 year-old man was a protection order. At 6.49pm, arrested for cultivating cannaa 29 year-old man was arrested bis. At 6.18pm, a 22 year-old man was arrested for unlawfully being in a building and giving a for common assault. At 6.50pm, a 21 year-old false statement. At 7.35pm, an 18 year-old man woman was arrested for common assault. At was arrested for common assault and a breach of 7.20pm, a 30 year-old man was arrested for wil- bail. At 10.10pm, a 43 year-old man was arrested ful trespass. for common assault in a domestic incident.


Thursday, January 19 At 12.35am, a 21 year-old woman was arrested for breach of the peace. At 3.45am, a 23 year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour. At 10.10am, a 25 year-old man was arrested for wilful damage. At 7.30pm, a 14 year-old boy was ar-

Sunday, January 22 At 1am, a 22 year-old man was arrested for offensive behaviour. At 2.25am, a 17 year-old male was arrested for disorderly behaviour. At 5.10am, an 18 year-old man was arrested for assaults with intent to injure.

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A familiar mountain to climb Andrew Board Nelson’s top mountain bikers are hoping a home track advantage will help them earn a spot on the podium this weekend. Kieran Bennett and Reuben Olorenshaw are part of a Nelson-based team founded by Kieran that is aiming to be amongst the frontrunners in the elite class of the New Zealand Nationals. They are the only two Nelson riders competing in the class and will team up with the North Island’s Lawrence Cawte in the Zerode team. Other Nelson riders are competing in

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TUESDAY 24 January 2012

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Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club Tasman Bay still appears to be the caught in the outer sounds up to hotspot in the top of the south for 10kgs but the Mafia will put a consnapper. The word is you need to be tract out on our heads if we disclose up and about very early in the morn- exactly where. ing, berley up, get your lines down Some nice crayfish have been taken past the sharks and hopefully into over in the Abel Tasman recently the snapper. Lots of 30-35cm fish with some Dawnbreaker divers are being caught in front of Rabbit leading the way. Once again we have Island in about 8-10m of water. been sworn to secrecy but suffice to Long lining seems to be the most say some crays up to 8lb have been predominant way for catching most taken. of the big snapper out in the middle Hopefully the wind will start to die of Tasman Bay, with Barracuda and down a bit more and looking ahead squid being the best baits. Large rig at the long range forecast for the are also in the Bay and good catches weekend it looks to be a cracker. The in set nets have been reported. Kahawai are also in abundance with good schools being seen from the main wharf. They have been easy to spot with the birds working flat out above them. Try soft bait or lure from the any spot along the wharf or points on Rocks Rd and you might be pleasantly surprised with the result. Kenepuru is still quite slow and a lot of patience is required to land fish. Pelorus sound produced the win- Father and son Daniel and Geoff Cross picning snapper for Gavin tured with a speared Blue Moki and crayWilliams of the DBFC in fish caught in a recent Abel Tasman trip. the Motueka RSA competition held website that we use is www.metvuw. on the weekend. Gutted and gilled com which gives up to seven days the fish tipped the scales down to of forecast of the South Island with just under 7kgs. predicted rain and wind. The Boulder Bank is still going off! Used in conjunction with www. Large numbers of kingfish are now which provides the smashing lures around, so if you wind direction, swell heights and ever wanted to land one of these tides of many points around the top awesome fish, get in your boat and of the south. Between them they get out there. provide a great way to pick the best We have also heard of a few groper fishing days.

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They were like any ordinary young boys, playing with remote controlled cars in the driveway. But as they grew up, so did the toys; and now Alan Simpson and Mark Bidwell are the masters of gas powered buggies that can reach speeds in excess of 70kph. Members of the Nelson Radio Controlled Car Club, the pair have seen the club progress in leaps and bounds in the past three years with the completion of a new radio controlled car specific track at Richmond Park. The club has been going for 25 years and was held at the Brightwater BMX Track previously and using a space near the Nelson Airport before that. But because bikes wreck radio controlled car tracks, they sought their own facility. Currently there are 36 paid permanent members, although the club usually pulls in around 10 visitors each race day. Club president Alan says his love for motorsport is what got him into driving radio controlled cars, and it’s also an entry into mechanics. “When I was little I always toyed with little ones. As I progressed as a teenager I learnt about places like this where you’d meet a lot of other friends,” he says. “It’s great for the young ones to learn basic mechanics that will help them in the future with their real cars.” Others in the club say it’s an economic way to be involved in motorsport. To be one of the top drivers in the country, it would only cost a couple of thousand dollars each year. The first foundations for the newly constructed course were laid in 2009 with the entire following year spent building the track. They had originally hoped for an NRCCC president Alan Simpson, left, and Mark Bidlake area at Saxton Field. take their cars through the top class facility at Richmond The track is 340m long, four me- Park. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Burson gets speedway revenge Phillip Rollo What a difference a week can make. Ian Burson set aside his New Zealand Super Saloon Championship disappointment with a spectacular first place drive at Woodford Glen to claim the New Zealand Super Saloon Grand Prix championship on Friday night. He also managed to win the cash prize pool on offer in the Super Saloon Hoopla just one day later, capping off a stellar weekend for the driver. The 21n driver was the region’s best chance

at the Nelson-hosted New Zealand Cham- ishes in both of the two major events on pionship a week ago, but a flat the 2011/12 calendar. “It’s great tyre ruined his chances on the for little old Nelson. We’d usually only have four or five cars final day of racing. Local drivers Neville Wood and out there racing on a good night, Mark Carey took 2NZ and 3NZ so to have them in the top five respectively, but it was Ian and of the two big events is huge,” he Shane Carey who faired better says. Ian started the feature race at the down south at the Grand Prix fixture, taking first and third. front of the grid, after qualifying Paddy North was second. top. He ran from the field and was never caught. Ian says it is great to see the loIan Burson. cal drivers doing so well on the Ian admits the New Zealand national stage, claiming two podium fin- Championship result was just part of

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• Four container vessels, two car carriers, ten large fishing vessel movements, kept the port busy over a few days. • Many thanks to the Sea Swim on Thursday night who delayed their racing until the car carrier coming in was well past. The pilot and I were grateful as the consequences of an incident would be unbearable. Excellent management. • Thanks to the Tasman Bay Cruising Club who have managed outside starts and alternative courses to ensure little or no conflict with shipping. • There are still some speedsters but the HM staff advise people are behaving very well. Many thanks. • The prize this week goes to the launch master who, when his engine broke down, launched his anchor to stop the boat drifting into the berths. Unfortunately his anchor wasn’t attached …

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Buller Holcim Mini Marathon Saturday 11 February 2012 Take part in this 2km fun run/walk for children up to 12 years old. This event is run in conjunction with the Buller Gorge Marathon. Parents are welcome to stretch their legs behind a pushchair if their children are too small to walk the distance themselves. Entry is only $2 per child. For more information go to or contact Vicki Griffiths on Ph. 03 789 6779 email:

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What’s On at Richmond Recreation Centre Ease in2 Easybeat (Level 3) Is designed for those who find Shape Up too easy, yet not ready for Easy-beat and require more of a fitness challenge. When: Monday and Friday at 11.15 am Cost: $4.00 casual

What’s On at Saxton Stadium Tai Chi for Health “New 10 Week Course” starts 2 February 2012. Tai Chi can help improve flexibility and joint mobility, muscle strength, balance, posture, mood and well-being. When: Every Thursday - Beginners at 10.00 am and Intermediate at 11.30 am Cost: $5.00 casual or $45.00 for 10 weeks For more information call Sport Tasman on Ph. 03 538 0072

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Just days after he was named in the training squad for the New Zealand Sevens team, James Lowe was cautioned by the New Zealand Rugby Union that his focus should be on the New Zealand Under-20 team ahead of the IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa. James pulled out of the training squad, ending his hopes of earning a contract for the 2012 IRB Sevens Circuit. Five players were deemed unavailable, resulting in another five replacements, one being Tasman Mako Shane Christie. James is one of three local players involved with the New Zealand Under-20 training squad, along with Mike Wells and Reuben Northover, although the final squad has yet to be decided. James hopes the NZRU’s decision has increased his chances of making the age-grade side, which will be selected following further training camps.

speedway life and his weekend performance has boosted his confidence. “It was such a good weekend. We raced nine races and we won seven of them and got two second places in the other two.” Despite winning two separate events on the weekend, Ian says the G.P has much more prestige to it. “The car was so good, everything just clicked.” This weekend’s racing at the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway will be one of the highlights of the season as the Demolition Derby comes to town.

If in doubt – don’t go out Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.

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TUESDAY 24 January 2012

Nelson riders clean up at Tasman skate tour Trent Luff only needed one point in Richmond to cement first place on the Tasman Skatepark Tour – he took five. The Nelson skateboarder was named winner of the Tasman Skatepark Tour in front of a large Jubilee Park crowd on Saturday. The tour took to all of the skateparks within the Tasman region including Mapua, Motueka, Brightwater, Takaka and Tapawera. This year’s tour was the first time scooter riders were included, and saw the return of the leader board which saw competitors collect points at each comp. It was the biggest ever turnout for the tour, with organisers saying the major reason behind that was the popular inclusion of scooters, which seem to have taken off in recent months. Leo Calcasola, also of Nelson, won both the overall scooter and BMX competitions.

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24 January 2012  

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