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World Cup Bloomin’ champion festival not just rugby Andrew Board Nelson City Council has worked hard to include the whole community for the city’s Rugby World Cup festival, not just footy fans. Council has confirmed several key events for the Game On festival in September and October this year, as the city gears up to host two Rugby World Cup games at Trafalgar Park on September 20 and 27. So far an arts and food market, a beer festival dubbed Rugbeerfest and the moving forward of the Nelson Arts Festival have been included in Game On. So to is the Plant as You Go prgramme, which encourages travel- The Nelson Rugby Fesling rugby fans to tival logo that will be plant a tree to offset used during this year’s their carbon footRugby World Cup. print in reaching Nelson for the Cup, although it may not be on the top of the ‘to-do’ list for many rugby fans. Several key events will be though, including the re-enactment of the first ever rugby game in New Zealand, at the Bontanics. It will feature the same two sides that played in 1870 – Nelson College and Nelson Rugby Club. The city will host a fanzone at the top of Trafalgar


Margaret Hart knows how to spot a champion bloom and after picking up her fourth crown over the weekend she says it’s about time she relinquish her amateur title and tried her luck in the “big boys” competition. Margaret won her latest title in the dahlia section at the Nelson Horticultural Society Summer Show at the Stoke Hall. There were more than 400 entries at the show with hundreds walking through the display over the two-days it was open. Margaret says she was thrilled to win the award again. “I really was delighted because we have had a lot of rain and heat and I didn’t think mine were that good this year. Now I’ve got to think seriously about getting out of the amateur competition and stepping up into the open, but they are far, far ahead of me.” Other winners at the show were Arch Crerar who won the Brough Trophy and the champion dahlia in the open class; Lorna Kerr for open champion gladioli; Sue Nunn for the floral art display; Ed Hughes for the amateur gladioli; Joan Heaphy for cut flowers; Helen Banks for house plants, rose section and begonia and Bill Hart for the vegetable section. The Nelson Horticultural Society is the oldest of its kind in New Zealand and hosts its next show in November.

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Trafalgar St where a 20 metre big screen will beam the semi finals and final of the tournament to hundreds of fans, and the Tasman 7s Invitational is at Jubilee Park in Richmond. Council has also secured $50,000 from the Lottery Fund for the festival, $10,000 of which will be used for the re-enactment game with the rest earmarked for Piki Mai, a digital installation of Nelson Cathedral in October. The city will be decked to the nines for the expected influx of more than 14,000 visitors during the world’s third largest sporting event, including much of the central city. Susan Coleman, RWC Nelson regional di-

rector, says there is a lot has been achieved already in the build-up to the cup reaching Nelson but she is still keen to hear of more community events that can be included in the Game On festival. Council will also be seeking more community involvement from people wanting to be volunteers during the cup. So far 265 volunteers have been recruited in Nelson but a total of 350 are needed so Susan says another drive for volunteers will take place within the next few months. For more information on RWC in Nelson visit www.nelsoncitycouncil.govt. nz/rugby-world-cup.

• NMIT’s new arts and media building was blessed at a ceremony on Monday morning. The new building cost close to $9 million to build and is sustainable, environmentally sensitive and local, with the design and resources all being sourced within 100 kilometres of Nelson. The building will be officially opened in March with students using the facility this coming semester. • About 10 members of Labour Youth will arrived in Nelson yesterday as part of a nationwide “Clarion Tour” which they have embarked on over the summer. Labour MP Maryan Street and the Nelson Labour Party hosted them for a barbecue at Tahunanui Beach Monday night before the group were set to visit House 44 in Stoke and help establish a barbecue area at the Orchard St Reserve and build vegetable gardens. The group is expected to leave on Tuesday afternoon.

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Navy ship provides perfect training ground A quarter of Nelson’s fire fighters raced on board the Pukaki Navy vessel yesterday and two fire engines and a St John ambulance were situated on the dry land hugging the boat But while there was plenty of smoke, there was no fire. In fact the only time the hose was turned on, it was sprayed in to the ocean. Instead of battling a raging fire, the Nelson Fire Service and St John’s were doing first hand training with the alongside the Navy. Nelson is Pukaki’s home port, so regular trainings between the emergency services and the Navy is vital incase an incident did occur. Station officer Grahame Kurth, on his third dealing with Pukaki, says it is important to establish a relationship between both Navy and the local fire service. “That’s the whole objective of today; to break down barriers. Come onboard and recognize people and systems means we are ahead of the eight ball in the event of a fire.” After spending time at sea prior to joining the fire service over 13 years ago, Grahame was able to share experiences he has had in situations where a fire has broken out at sea. And in return the Navy could pass on experiences they have had specifically to a Navy vessel so the fire service can get a better understanding. After spending the morning onboard Pukaki, both crews moved back to the Nelson fire station and reversed roles as the fire fighters showed the Navy through kitchen fire scenarios, the new command vehicle and got the Navy up the tower. “It’s a good practical demonstration for them,” he says. The night ended with a water fight and a READY FOR ACTION: Nelson fire fighter Jarod chance to socialize at the bar, which GraSpencer training on the Navy vessel Pukaki in Nelson hame says is important as it is relaxed environment to get to know each other. on Monday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Eyes still on giant prize after pumpkin theft After religiously watering, fertizing and caring for their giant pumpkin, Yara and Lanie Eustace were expecting to at least have a shot at winning the giant pumpkin growing competition at the Tahunanui School Gala in April. But the sisters were heart-broken when they arrived to water their pumpkin at the Tahunanui Community Gardens last week to find it had been chopped and taken. Mum Isobel says the pair were terribly upset considering it was the only giant pumpkin in the garden and it was far from ripe. “They couldn’t believe it and Lanie was crying asking where it had gone. They loved their pumpkin.” Fortunatley, when the Eustace family planted the seed in Tahuna, they gave another seed to Yara’s school friend Ryder Zittersteijn and put it in his garden. That pumpkin is still on track to be “huge” by the time the competition is judged. “It was a relief, it will have to be a joint entry now though,” says Isobel. “I think the girls are happy this one is still here but they had put so much work into the other pumpkin and it’s hard to explain to them why someone would take it.” The community gardens at Burral Park in Tahuna can be used by anyone in the community. The idea is to plant your fruit or vegetables in the garden and harvest them once they are ripe. Yara still thinks she can win the competition with the new pumpkin, “I hope it’s really big, too big to carry.”

PUMPKIN POWER: Yara, 5, and Lanie Eustace, 3, and Ryder Zittersteijn, 5, with a giant pumpkin they are growing for the Tahunanui School gala. Yara and Lanie had another pumpkin in the community gardens which was stolen last week. Photo: Andrew Board.

Final touch to be added to park The final stage of the development of the popular Neale Park skate park – the construction of a toilet block – is now underway. The skate park has been extremely well used since Nelson City Council opened it in 2008 and the funding for the toilet block was allocated in the 2010/11 Annual Plan, adopted in June last year. Construction is now underway and should be completed by mid March, say council. The simple two cubicle toilet block will also cater for the increasing number of people playing football at Neale Park. It will feature artwork that reflects the activities happening at the Park. Andrew Petheram, Principal Adviser Reserves and Community Facilities says the toilet block will

be an important addition to the park, which is constantly busy with skaters, sports people and kite flyers of all ages making great use of the facilities. It should be noted that while the toilet block is near to the car park at the end of Sovereign St which is currently being trialled as a venue for freedom camping, it is not being built with freedom campers in mind says Andrew Petheram. “The freedom camping area is a trial only and is being catered for with the use of portaloos. The new toilet block is primarily for skaters and other park users. However we are realistic about the fact that freedom campers will most likely use the facilities once they are completed for the remainder of the trial period.”


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Retired folk surf into computer training Andrew Board Three years ago retiree Helen Gowland had never touched a computer. But the idea of Skype-ing with family overseas, downloading photos from her camera and email tempted her to take a beginners course in operating a computer. In just four months Helen went from student to tutor and now doesn’t go a day without using her favourite toy. “I use it every day; I feel a wee bit naked if I don’t. When I went down south for a few days over Christmas and I didn’t take my computer and I was right lost there for a while. I do things on the computer every evening and very rarely watch TV,” she says. Helen can now make her own movies, digital photo albums and is even on Facebook. She says her computer has opened a whole new part of her life, and she isn’t the only one. At SeniorNet, a not-for-profit computer training organisation for people over the age of 50, close to 500 people are members in Nelson alone. The group offers courses from how to use a word document to how to use Mac and Photoshop. Helen is now a tutor at SeniorNet and says she enjoys

it and the rewards that come with it. “It’s great when you see someone get it, their eyes light up when it makes sense to them, that is the best moment.” Helen says she has also made new friends through her computer interest, at SeniorNet and through websites for people older than 50. “We put the call out on one website for any Nelson people, a whole bunch replied and now we catch up once in a while and its great, I have a whole new list of friends.” The trend of older people, who did not grow up with a computer, getting into computer training is growing at a rapid rate. A 2009 report, commissioned by SeniorNet showed that thousands of retired folk wanted to learn how to use a computer. “We weren’t born into the age of computing but I had always had a fascination with them but never had the need for it until a few years ago, I was too busy doing other things. “But my daughter and grandkids would say ‘Gran you need a computer so we can email you and Skype you’. So I thought, oh well, here we go’. It seemed like a different language at the time but one day I thought I’d turn anoth-



computer skills to illustrate and put together a children’s book, all using computer programmes. “I just loved it from the start. People from all walks of life from our ‘other lives’, get together and just enjoy learning at a pace that suits us.” Helen says email and Skype courses are two of the most popular at SeniorNet.

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KITE FLYER: Indigo Parnell, 6, flies her kite at the Nelson Kite Festival at Neale Park in Nelson on Sunday. The festival was hampered by cold and wet conditions. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Want to grow your own vegetables? Learn to cook cuisines from foreign countries? Maybe learn the ukelele? All that any much more is on offer at the Nayland College community education classes. Enrollment has begun and the first classes commence on February 7. Joc Winters is returning to teach her popular ‘Grow It’ program, designed at growing your own organic vegetables. The course will be split in to beginners and experienced groups. The beginners group focuses on how to start growing food organically. While the experienced group is focused on taking your gardening to another level and new ideas people might not have thought of. “Most people intend to enjoy my classes, I try to inject some humor in situations,” Joc says. “It’s about having fun as well as learning.” As well as participants, Joc is looking for someone to join with a space at their house that the class can use for practical sessions. Joc says people should consider getting out and involved in a community class as it offers a chance to meet new people. Ideas for new courses, expressions of interest from potential Tutors and comments are always welcome. Contact Kathryn comed@ or phone 5479769

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Culture and competition are set to collide at the Theatre Royal this weekend Te Whatukura Kapa Haka group invites the region to Celebrate Nelson with Kapa Haka with more than thirty of the region’s top Kapa Haka performers on stage from 7pm. Theatre Royal Manager Janice Marthen jumped at the idea of unwrapping the mysteries of Kapa Haka. “I’m an Australian who’s spent a lot of my adult life working in Europe and am married to a German. The only thing I knew about Kapa Haka was the All Blacks’ haka. I didn’t know it was dynamic engaging storytelling and dance, and how exquisite it would sound in the Theatre Royal.” Wellington director Erina Daniels and her team of Te Whatukura supporters will warm up the audience with A Beginners’ Guide to Kapa Haka. The main bill is a rare sneak preview of Te Whatukura’s entry in the prestigious Te Matatini National compe-

tition, which is hotly contested by regional winners from throughout New Zealand and Australia. Nelson’s Te Whatukura Team has represented Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui (Top of the South Island) at every National Festival since 2000 and are the current Regional Champions. This is a very serious competition so guests are asked to please leave any recording devices at home. Senior tutor Tom Alesana says what distinguishes each group is the stories that they can tell – so they truly represent their region. “Te Whatukura will give us a Māori map of Nelson as they acknowledge the mountains, rivers and bays of our region.” Celebrate Nelson with Kapa Haka is at the Theatre Royal at 7pm for two nights only – Friday January 28 and Saturday January 29. Tickets are $25 each or $20 for Senior Citizens and Royal Family Members. Children’s tickets are $10 or $60 for the Family. All tickets are available through Everyman Records 548 3083.

Awards pile up for local chef For a man who only opened his Nelson restaurant a year ago he certainly has an impressive list of awards. Chef, Grant Dicker opened Mint Dining Room last year and has recently been honoured as an ambassador chef for Beef and Lamb. Each year, Beef + Lamb New Zealand selects five chefs, from the 223 restaurants who entered, who have displayed exceptional culinary skills during the assessment period, to be Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ambassador chefs for the year. As well as receiving special recognition for their achievement, the ambassadors are involved in a planned programme of Beef + Lamb New Zealand activities throughout the year. The award comes on the heels of Mint Dining Room winning the Hospitality Association of New Zealand award for best lamb dish in the country and several fantastic reviews in national food magazines. Grant says he is thrilled with the latest award and feedback he is getting on the restaurant.

MINT: Mint Dining Room head chef and co-owner Grant Dickie with his latest award. He was one of only five in the country to win the role as Ambassador chef. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Struggle ballet, modern jazz, contemporary, pre school, production and fine-tunes the ability to transform milk into a silky smooth no longer: learn more computer skills and enter pilates, stretch and power yoga. Peta trains her complement to that perfect shot of espresso. A tour of Pomeroy’s roasting the rewarding world of Computer Competence. teachers to Fellowship level and students to the facility and intro to green beans and the roasting process is included. Small businesses level required for Become more skilled with Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 may also qualify auditioning for If you’re tired of guessing where to find things, lack familiarity, need to for a training submajor training free up time to do other tasks and want more productivity when using your sidy of up to 50% institutions world computer, then Vivianne at Computer Competence can help you. Vivianne through the Govwide. 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Performing Arts behind the stuLearning something new at the Nelson School of Music. school located dio.” The academy at 56 Rutherford also has a range Street in the heart of Nelson. At SOUNDSTAGE of young male dancers and caters for all abilities they offer many different options for students of and levels. For more information on the Peta all ages and abilities to bring music and perform- Spooner Academy of Dance call 548 9890 or visit ing arts into their lives. Their focus is on teach- ing, training and developing students in their chosen instrument or craft for fun or prepara- It’s estimated that one in ten people have dyslexia, but only a fraction are diagnosed and even tion for a career in the Arts industry. Directors are Jane Winter who holds a Bachelor fewer receive the help they need to do well at of Performing Arts from NASDA, and Simon school and beyond. 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Holly Dunn, animation, internet design and more. manager, small were all award- Depending on the programme undertaken stukineyard Pittar, and Alexa Thomson aining is the bestdiploma way tofrom this institu- dents will be taught in a variety of workshops heir performance user with a range of technical equipment and specialn. you will be the most you up will probably ding to also the tour, the group presented a ist facilities for handling different processes and abits certainly have 2 designed to materials such as woods, metals, plastics, ceramcert inand Nelson on December to the dangers. The for a music pro- ics, glass, paper, printmaking of various sorts, eure money to buy instruments al Machinery designed mme at Victoryisand Clifton Terrace Schools. painting and drawing. it allows for a variety xte,the group performed at the Gardens of the be covered from tractors rld in an event raising money for the Nelson oldren’s fencing Ward.and chainsaw Belly Fitness Dance Classes Don’tDecemMiss our Aqua tour to Blenheim began on Friday MBA New start...New way to Health & Fitness 10 with concerts at Rai Valley andYear…. Bohally Newand Performances when ools. it’s wetter!!!” Zum- The motivation to maintain that fitness plan gets easier. dance party workout. Get Look out for “Fitness February”  at the Aquatic Centre. It’s Term Starts Tues 8th Feb make fitness and health Latin rhythms and get ata NMIT wonderful to really stoand media programmes have opportunity Beginners: 6:30pm mic, exhilarating session. ofyour focus. eloped out of the experience commitment Intermediates: 7:30pm withtothe benefits Water Centre Exercise Training. rZumba many years craft, art and Aqua designFitness educa- is W.E.T... Victory Community ce, so you work harder An excellent way to lose weight, shape n’ tone, improve n. girjoints. This keeps you performance and assist mobility. Take part in a professional teaching teamendurance ensures stucool at thethe same time!quality So fabulous cardiovascular fullGILBERG body workout. Get fitter, not ts receive highest tuition. ProSABINA ting for? up your Joinand us for Fitness February. mmes caterWake for a wide range offatter. interests 03-5468511 rerent Zumba Nelson Technical Institute is a private training establishment levelsstarting: of experience. 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Zumba an essential An emphasis is placed on each learner developing a Classical program. fundamental work ethics’ and persona; timemanagement ER WHEN IT’S WET- attributes. Students remain debt-free while workingtowards Jazz an NZQA approved qualification in a learner  Contemporary friendly environment.  Boys Dance Class The Commercial Road Transport course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and industry LEARN IT-LOVE IT-DANCE exposure necessary to gain employment in the Road Belly Dancing? Reg Teacher RAD. IDTA Transport and allied industries. Learners can work Collingwood learning Tai Chi? towards a National CertificateSt,inNelson Goods Service (Core Skills)03 with strands in Forklift 547 6743 021 and 264Dangerous 3402 playing o find out how: the Ukulele? Goods, while also remaining debt-free. Our ‘Say Wot?’ course provides youth the Please contact Gretchen Howard opportunity to gain credits to complete their NCEA. 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Letters to the editor Dear Sir, I am motivated to support the lady (featured in your paper Tues 18th Jan) who, along with her unfortunate wee dog, fell victim to a very aggressive un provoked attack by that Rottweiler. It is clear that this animal’s owner has a somewhat similar attitude and is unsympathetic to the mauling it inflicted after having knocked the unfortunate little pug to the ground along with it’s owner. I am led to wonder, at what stage would the owner of that attacking brute have shown any compassion or remorse? Ob-

viously it would need a far greater result of injury inflicted before we would be justifiably satisfied. What is equally, if not more concerning is the vets comments that if every such case was taken to court it would not be practical, as we would have dogs being put down all over town. So it is allowed to go on with newspapers displaying the horrific injuries and yes even deaths as a result of such animals being freely bred and owned by irresponsible people. When will enough be enough to bring these stories to an end? G.Dunning, Stoke.

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Each week two photos of the museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in Nelson Weekly with the goal of exposing the photographs to more people and get some feedback on the collection. In some cases very little is known about the images published so readers are invited to submit any information they may have to help with identification. Right: Mrs Moor. Moor Mrs, Nelson Provincial Museum, Bloch Collection: 3477. Below: Motorcycle Racing Contestants, Nelson Provincial Museum, F N Jones Collection: half 197. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email details to history@ or phone 548 9588.

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The Nelson region has long been a favourite place to enjoy retirement. Combine this with the ever increasing number of seniors in New Zealand, the Nelson region is expecting a substantial increase in people aged 65 and over to move to the region and enjoy their golden years. This trend towards Nelson means increased demand for support of older people in our region. Many businesses and organizations already offer great products and excellent service to make life easier. This week’s Nelson Weekly provides a selection of local businesses that can help you enjoy your well earned retirement to the maximum extent. Sick of joint stiffness and discomfort? Visit the team at Prices Pharmacy. Joint comfort and easy mobility relies on healthy joint cartilage. Cartilage acts as a smooth, weight-bearing surface that cushions the end of the bones in your joints, helping them to slip easily over each other and making movement smoother. Your body naturally produces two key substances that maintain healthy joints: Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin. These compounds provide the building blocks that your body uses to naturally rebuild cartilage after daily wear-and-tear has taken its toll. Unfortunately, as we get older, our bodies start producing less Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin. Our joint cartilage can become thin and brittle – breaking down

more easily, and taking longer to rebuild – and often causing joint stiffness and discomfort. That’s where Nutra-Life Joint Care – New Zealand’s most popular joint product – may help. It’s a potent blend of Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin and essential joint health minerals in an easy-to-swallow capsule – and more Kiwis trust their joints with it than any other joint supplement. For a year now Nelson people have had a Home Health Care Provider that prides itself on going the extra mile for its customers. Florence Nightingale Agency was founded in Christchurch in 1997 by Managing Director Heather Campbell who, herself needing care, found it difficult to find suitable support. Since that time the Company has grown to a staff of over 200 with offices in Blenheim, Nelson and Christchurch. For many elderly people, home is where their memories and joy are to be found. Keeping their independence and the ability to maintain their usual activities is of huge value. Sometimes just a couple of hours of home support each week can make all the difference to their continued well-being. “We’ve had many happy Clients now and the feedback we continue to get is fantastic, people really love the support they get from our Carers.” Florence Nightingale Agency can commence its services within 24 hours, where necessary, and welcomes your enquiries on 03 548 0623

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Retirement & Beyond Nelson Honey specialises in utilizing the healing properties of honey to produce a range of enhanced bee products and honeys blended with venom, propolis, berry concentrates and essential oils. Nelson Honey has an established research and development programme and is also one of New Zealand’s largest pollen producers. Bee pollen can have positive effects on the immune system and allergies, boosting overall strength and vitality, while honey is beneficial for a wide range of disorders and nutritional imbalances. Their Nectar Ease product range combines the anti-inflammatory properties of bee venom with the anti-bacterial action of manuka honey and is especially beneficial for sufferers of arthritic pain. To aid relief externally, try Nelson Honey’s Nectar Balm, a topical cream for use on localized areas of pain. This soothing product is a must in everyone’s medical cabinet. Is your home safe? Do you keep yourself safe? Age Concern would like to help you with these questions by bringing together the experts and sharing a day together, as well as a free lunch. They are offering two informative courses on home and personal safety, for older people-one in Nelson and one in Richmond. The courses will be run by Age Concern and facilitated by the police, fire service, local councils and civil defence. Participants receive a free home ‘fire safety audit’ and a very informative home and personal safety reference book. These very popular FREE courses have been successfully run in Canterbury for two years. Register your interest quickly as there are only 30 places per course. Dates are 23 and 24 February. For more information or to register contact Sue at Age Concern on 544 7624

Home and Personal Safety Courses Age Concern Nelson’s Home and Personal Safety Courses are facilitated by NZ Police, NZ Fire Service, Neighbourhood Support Nelson, Civil Defence Emergency Management and Age Concern.

The courses are for people over the age of 60. They provide factual information and tips on how to keep yourself free from harm and your home safe. Having attended one of these courses you will be provided with a free home safety audit and the installation of a tamper free smoke detector. Two Home and Personal Safety courses will be held in Community Facilities on 23rd and 24th February from 9.30am to 3.00pm with a complimentary lunch. (Numbers are limited) To book now please phone Age Concern Nelson on 544 7624 or email Sue at

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Daniel Hawke, of Career Services, busy helping people decide on their career path. It is a busy time of year for the government agency and people look for a new direction in the new year. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Career advisor helps shape dreams Career advisor Daniel Hawke speaks to Nelson Weekly about continuously looking for work in our series, Your People, At Work. As a consultant for Career Services we deliver information, advice and guidance so people can make informed decisions about their career paths. We open to the general public who ask for our advice, and that can be anything from ‘I don’t know what it is that I want to do’, ‘I’ve just been made redundant, what do I do now?’ People just generally want a change. The most common thing is people wanting something different. They say they’ve done this for ‘x’ amount of years, now they want to do something else. We help identify what skills that the person really appreciates and value from the work that they’ve done in the past and want to use in the future. They might be good at certain things and want to do develop this skills further. So I help identify, with them, a plan do get to that stage. Do they need to do further training? do they need to review their CV so it’s targeted for a particular area of work? This job is not just about people coming in to the office. It’s about us reaching out to people. We do that in a one on one thing but we also do a lot of group work. We work with people at the New Hub or groups through places like Work and Income New Zealand, Abel Tasman Trust and Education and Whenua Iti. We go out with students on those programs and just do career and education planning in there. There is heaps of variety and different ways that we access local people. I cover Nelson to Motueka and all down the West Coast over to Marlborough too. We’re quite busy and create our own work. So the busier we are in the community and talking to different people then the busier we are in the office. The age of the people enquiring varies. There’s lots of young people who get their NCEA results, but now have to think what they want to do. We try to appeal to younger New Zealanders. But ‘any age any stage,’ is the lingo. Theres no process in place when we talk to each

individual. If there was, it would be too scripted a lot of the time. The way I go about it is finding out what the person is really in to, their values and interests and skills they think are particularly important to them and their future career possibilities. A lot of people in Nelson now are exploring things they are really keen on. They all do something that they value. It’s very important that people are doing jobs they enjoy. They just think that maybe it’s not me anymore. We all change and go through different things. It’s good to get that opportunity. Careers is not just about the job to me, it’s about the whole life that you’re living. So what else balances out your life? Is it sport, performing or is it family or having a job that you can get time off to walk your dog? Having that whole balance in life is key. I’ve just been working with this young fella at the moment. He done his CV Wednesday, went out and applied for a job and came in and visited and said he’s got a job interview. So he’s back in today so we’re going over what questions he’s likely to be asked at a job interview and how he should go about answering them. What is important is people are able to learn. Maybe it wasn’t right for them, but was their parts you did enjoy? Where else can you take your career? There’s heaps of options in Nelson. We are actually quite lucky with the training around. I love my job, just getting to be around people all the time. I get to talk and share some experiences when people are making some pretty big choices. I believe everyone has their own answers inside them. The trick to what I do is listen and get them to bring it out so they’re answering their own questions. You feel good going home at the end of the day after doing that. It’s choice.

This Week

16 TUESDAY 25 January 2011

The Harbour Master’s


• Five container vessels, two big car carriers, two log ships, a tanker, seven large fishing vessels arriving or moving about the port, several small vessels of the fishing fleet came and went over the past week. The rig tender vessel the Marsol Pride mobilised for action, and the HMNZ Pukaki arrived for provisioning. (Welcome back). • It was disappointing this week that the Harbour Master and council staff had to speak to so many boaties about speeding in various parts of the Port. On more than one occasion we also had to redirect the state of play for some who did not have a lookout whilst towing a biscuit or a ski. • I will have more facts for you next week however I am led to believe there have been over 30 water related incidents responded to by police during the holiday period. The latest one was a swimmer believed to be missing, subsequently found further down the beach alive and well. • Please keep an eye on your friends and family and if you’re going for a swim or a boat ride tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. If someone is overdue, don’t leave it for hours before raising the alarm. Remember to check the weather, always wear your lifejackets. Safe boating. If in doubt, don’t go out, Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.

Richmond Mall manager David Hill with some of the entries put in the brand new Geely MK Hatch which will be given away by the Mall next week. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

Car giveaway getting plenty of attention Entries for the Richmond Mall car promotion are still open. The Mall will be giving away a Geely MK Hatch on February 1, with January 31 being the last day for entries. Getting in the draw is easy – simply purchase anything from any of the stores in the mall and put your receipt, with your name and phone number on the back,

into the car located inside the mall. “The number of entries has pleasantly surprised everyone,” says Richmond Mall centre manager David Hill. Making the promotion even better are the five $100 mall vouchers given away each week. With only one week remaining, David says this is easily the most successful pro-

motion he has run. “I’ve been putting receipts under the car seats and everywhere else but the car is still nearly full.” The lucky winner of the car will be able to drive it away on the day, and David says he is excited about the prospect of giving such a great prize to a shopper from the Richmond Mall.

Sarau blackcurrant festival back for 2011

A giant ship making its way out of Port Nelson last week.

The regions famous blackcurrant festival is back in the Moutere this weekend with even more events to tempt people. The Sarau Festival is an excit-

ing annual event to celebrate all the Moutere region has to offer. The fourth festival at Moutere Hills Community Centre in Upper Moutere Village is set

to be another wonderful family oriented afternoon and evening of fun. The vibrant country market of local produce, wares and curios also includes the Moutere

Valley Mountain Bike race, cooking demonstrations, live music and even a stone craving workshop. The Sarau Festival starts at 4pm this Sunday, January 30.

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HIGH ACHEIVER: Dee Anderson is Nelson’s only hurdle’s runner, but that isn’t stopping her aiming high. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

IN BRIEF FooTbAll After scoring in front of his home crowd, Gagame Feni was gifted a start in Canterbury United’s 3-2 victory over YoungHeart Manawatu last weekend. While he failed to score in only his second start of the ASB Premiership, he will be happy to pick up all three points for the first time in seven matches, as Canterbury try to save their season. Nelson’s Michael White started for Manawatu and the crowd figures returned to normal service after a strong showing in Nelson. Only 200 spectators turned up in Palmerston North.

FooTbAll Alex Ridsdale is one step away from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico after his Young All Whites’ side won the Oceania qualifying tournament, beating Tahiti 2-0 in the final. The Nayland College product struggled for game-time in Auckland, but will be hoping his cameos were enough to impress coach Steve Cain. If Alex is selected, he could possibly play at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the incredible stadium has a capacity of over 105,000. The tournament kicks off June 18.

In a league of her own Phillip Rollo Hurdler Dee Anderson has never lost a race in Nelson. And while the former Nelson College for Girls student hopes that perfect run continues, some competition would also be welcoming. Ever since she took up the sport, Dee has been one of the only competitive hurdlers in the region, and is still the only girl training or competing in hurdles during the Athletics Nelson season. Her record of wins even survived a fall midway through a race in Blenheim. But she still got back up in time to take victory over the less competitive Marlborough athletes. Dee decided to start hurdles in year 11 after hearing about it at school. Her then Physical Education teacher, Tom Vaughan, was the sprint coach for Nelson Athletics

and his wife, Louise, took hurdles. She then went on to compete at South Island and national level with Nelson College for Girls. But since the couple moved back to the United Kingdom, there was no specialist hurdle coach in the region. “After she left, I just did some sprinting. It was kind of hard to do anything about it. I guess it was good to just work on my speed because I hadn’t done a lot on that,” Dee says. The major downside of having to spend her whole season doing sprint training, apart from no way to improve in her chosen sport, Dee doesn’t like sprinting and finds it boring. But after spending last summer without a coach, Dee is now in safe hands in Dunedin, studying at Otago University.

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rUnning Simon Mardon made his first appearance last Tuesday in the Sprig and Fern Nelson Striders Summer Series 3km and it was a good one as he stretched out recording 9 minutes 14 seconds down the Maitai Valley Rd. But 12 seconds outside his estimate without a watch left him empty handed when he headed home as eleven others were closer. Neil Taylor, the best, running exactly to his prediction and taking home a turkey. Tonight (Tuesday) the distance steps up to 5km (from the upper Maitai Camp), walkers starting at 6.00pm and runners ten minutes later.

With Nelson high jumper Andrew Moore also based down south, he suggested Dee joined his training group, which is coached by hurdler Megan Gibbons and features a handful of other hurdlers. “It’s really cool. We have two main coaches and there’s heaps of jumpers and sprinters, and we do speed and our reps together. Then on other days I do hurdles.” Dee and Andrew will both be competing for Otago at the New Zealand Track and Field Championship at the end of the season. “It was probably best to go with the Dunedin club because that’s where my actual coach is and if I need funding for events.” Her goal will be to make the finals, but first Dee’s attention will be on helping Nelson recapture the Mahar Cup on February 5 at Saxton Field.



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Volleyball heats up at Tahuna beach for social league

GET IT: Hayley Ottman, 16, and Jackson Ottman, 13, practice their beach volleyball skils at Tahuna Beach. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Skate Tour draws more than 100 entries The Richmond segment of the Tasman Skatepark Tour saw close to 100 entrants in three different categories. Skaters, BMXers and those preferring scooters brought their wheels, and a bit of bravery, to the Richmond skatepark on Saturday. A large contingent from Nelson made the trek to Richmond to compete, especially in the BMX section. The tour had already visited places such as Tapawera and Brightwater so over the weekend it was Richmond’s turn to see the carnage. There weren’t any tears, as all those entering were made of tough stuff and were after the top prize, a deck or voucher from Cheapskates. With junior sections in each category a range of talent was on show for the large crowd that gathered.

An action packed beach volleyball schedule will be serving up more fun over the summer. The main attraction will be the return of the four-a-side summer social league which starts on February 2. The league is for fun and marginally competitive play. You can come along by yourself or bring a team. Cost is $32 for the season or $4 per day. At the conclusion of the tournament, there will be an award ceremony at 623 on the Rocks with prizes given out to those who stand out in a more social nature. Jace Hobbs, who runs the program, has a long history in the sport and hails from Hawaii. The tournament will be on every Wednesday 5:30pm at the Tahunanui Beach volleyball courts next to the Beach Cafe. Contact Jace at 5451122 or 0210511666 or show up on Wednesday February 2. Also coming up will be the King and Queeen of the beach tournament where competitors will be teamed up with a different partner for each match. That competition will be $10 and starts February 13 at 2pm. Jace also runs coaching clinic for 17 yearolds through to adult players on February 13 at 10am.

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20 TUESDAY 25 January 2011

Demo derby revs up Speedway crowd

Andrew Kennedy stole the show in the sprints at the latest Twilight meeting at Saxton Field on Friday. In the cold conditions, Andrew recorded times of 7.1 seconds in the 60m, and 11.0 seconds over 100m. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Steve Thomas really didn’t want to smash up his car. But the Nelson man will be counting his lucky stars this week after winning the demolition derby at the Nelson Speedway on Saturday night. Steve says he wasn’t too keen to enter his Mazda MPV in the annual event but after his “old man” gave him a monetary incentive he decided to give it a go. “It was quite exciting, especially to get to the top six,” Steve says. The van was prepared well, with a good battery, so Steve was confident he would do quite well. “But after going round with the chequered flag it just died. It starts now but I think it was just a bit hot,” Steve says. With only one demolition derby under his belt before Saturday’s event Steve was hoping he’d get lucky. “My old man has won one before though. Normally I do

TAKE THAT: Jon Jimmink (16) attempts to flip Shannon Marr (73) at the Nelson Speedway on Saturday night. Photo: Photoaction.

stockcar racing but I’ll be on the lookout for another derby in the future.” With the demolition derby taking on a new format this year, president of the Nelson Speedway Club Kris Carpenter says the action on Saturday night was great. “We used to go to the last car

standing but now it’s through to the top six and then the cars left grid up and then sprint to the finish.” The totalled cars are left on the track, so the sprint involves a bit of dodging. “It just speeds things up a bit, because sometimes you’d be down to the last two and

they’d be on opposite sides of the track.” Kris says the whole evening went really well. “The crowd was bigger than normal, certainly more than we expected.” That will put the crowd in good spirits ahead of the NZ title race this weekend.

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Nelson-Tasman Relay For Life Anniversary Gathering & Garden Dedication. Thursday 3 March 2011, Tahunanui Playing Fields (near the tennis courts) 5.30pm-6.00pm (rain or shine). Please join us as we scatter ashes from candle bags that encircled the Relay track. Tony Barnett will conduct a special ceremony followed by the scattering ashes in a native garden. RSVPs appreciated. Cancer Society – Nelson Centre 539 3662 ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS and for Intermediate Level students. A fun and practical ten week course for both levels in the basics of Italian pronunciation and communication-with a dash of culture and music.Wednesdays at Club Italia, 9Trafalgar Street. Beginners-7 pm, Intermediate level-8pm. Bookings required. For enrolments or more info please phone Joe Rifici 545-6046 English Conversation Group weekly meetings start again Wednesday 26th January, 4.30 to 6.00pm in the main hall behindTrinity Church, Nile Street. This is Free, very casual, non religious and non racial. Foreign students, new residents and visitors always welcome. For information please phone Bill Kearns 548.5844. Victory Seniors Tuesday 25th January 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Cards, games, cuppa and chat . All welcome. Victory Community Anglican Church 238 Vanguard Street. Any enquiries Shirley 5471433 BUMPER SUMMER BOOKSALE Activity Room, Nelson Library. 10am-6pm Friday 4 February, 10am - 1pm Saturday 5 February. Mostly nonfiction books Topics range from Arts and Crafts to Religion and Sport. Bargain prices, mostly $1 and $2 except for special books. Something for all booklovers. Friends of the Nelson Library. Andrea., 5460403 SINGLE and over 30 years old? Celebrate being single at Duck Soup on Sun 6 Feb at 623 In The City from 7.30pm and meet new friends. All details on or call Adrienne 544-2088. Start 2011 with a positive step. Phone 0800 ACTIVE (0800 22 84 83) to find out how a referral to the Green Prescription free support service could help you feel fitter, healthier and happier. Information, encouragement and motivation to suit your timetable, your budget, your life. Introduction to Meditation Reduce stress and enhance well-being. Tues Evenings 7-8.30pm 1,8,15,22 Feb / 1,15,22,29 March. Hearing Association Rooms, 354 Trafalgar Sq; Nelson $10/ class. Details Alan Chandrakirti Meditation Centre (03)5432021 Chat about Buddhism Explore Buddhist philosophy to enhance well being. Includes meditation. Thurs Morns 10.30-12 noon 27 Jan/3 & 10 Feb/3 & 17 March. Arcadia Organics Café; 265 High St Motueka $10/class . Details Alan Chandrakirti Meditation Centre (03)5432021 Chat about Buddhism Explore Buddhist philosophy to enhance well being Includes meditation. Tuesday mornings 10.30-12 noon 1,8,15 Feb /1 & 15 March. Held at Chandrakirti Meditation Centre $10/class. Details Alan (03)5432021 Traveller’s Rest Freehouse - Hangi on Waitangi 12-9pm Sunday 6th Feb at Traveller’s Rest Freehouse on Appleby Highway, hangi goes down at 1pm and comes up at 6pm, live music all day including Paul Madsen, bouncy castle, Flossie the balloon lady, facepainting. Loads of parking. It’s a free event, there are opportunities to buy food and drink but there is no charge for entry and no compulsion to buy anything. UNIVERSAL VALUES FOR CHILDREN. Weekly sessions for children to participate in a program designed to introduce them to universal values of kindness, sharing,giving,friendship, respect ect. And how to put these values into practice. Sessions include yoga, stories, creativity and FUN. Conducted by experienced teachers. For information please contact PH 5487511. Nelson Tramping Club. Jan 29 Saturday. Cable Bay walkway. Easy. $3. Ross 538 0064. Jan 29-31. Mt Travers. Fit. $18. Pat 5391340 Waimea Tramping Club. Wed Feb 2, slides of North Queensland, 7.30pm Fish & Game Council Rooms, Champion Road Richmond. Sun Feb 6, Foxhill bike ride, easy, ph Pat 548 6888 or Katie 547 7850. Isel House . Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm, entry by donation. Nelson Cadet Unit. Training begins, Tues Feb 8, with a night for NCOs only. First night of regular training, Tuesday February 15. Dress 1D (SDAR) for both. New members will be accepted in the first 3 weeks of each term. For inquires or information about joining email or visit Greenacres Golf Club. MixedVets Day – Mon 31 Jan. Report by 9.30 for 10.00am start. Entry Fee:

$6 Can phone 544 6441 to book or turn up on day. Enquiries Mavis 547 6626 or Elaine 544 5227. Learn to play golf. Greenacres Golf Club welcomes you to join our new intake of 9 and 18 hole Golfers and learn to play. 5 weeks of tuition with our Professional, commencing Thurs 24 Feb @ 10am. $7 per session equipment provided. Greenacres offer 9 or 18 hole membership. Inquiries Jean McConachie 5446921. Deidre 5472481. Golf lesson bookings please phone the Professional 5446441. Gain a Diploma in Ceramics. We offer full or part-time course conducted by Otago Polytechnic at Ranzau Road Hope in our fully equipped building. Enrol now to start end of February. Enquire 544.5172 or a/h 543.2470 (Rita). E-mail: or School of Art Pottery classes . Start 9 Feb. 10 am at Craft Potters, Ranzau Road Hope. Tutor Charles Shaw. All levels of experience catered for in well equipped rooms (heated in winter). Book: 544.5172 Mountain Safety Council Nelson Branch. Next monthly meeting: Tuesday 8th February 7.30pm, at the Nelson Fish & Game rooms, 66 Champion Road, Richmond. Current and interested members welcome. Ph Justin 543 7001 . River Safety Course. Mountain Safety Council Course. Saturday 26th February.Theory & Practical session $25, ¾ Day. Designed for; Trampers, Walkers, Mountaineers, Hunters etc. Application forms on .Phone Justin 03 543 7001 anytime. Outdoor First Aid Course. Mountain Safety Council Course. 26 & 27 March. Designed for; Trampers, Walkers, Mountaineers, Hunters etc. Strongly featuring outdoor scenarios. Includes OFA Manual & NZQA credits available. Application forms on Questions to Evelyn 03 547 2426. Relating Well in New Zealand a free programme providing migrants with knowledge and skills for settling successfully in New Zealand. Sat 12 February 2011 9-4pm. 142 Collingwood Street, Nelson. To register, please phone Relationship Services on 548 0904 or email nelson@relationships. by 5 February 2011. PAM’S TAPDANCING FOR FUN welcomes you to its 2011 classes. Special, fun class, Tuesday mornings for pre-schoolers and Home Schooled children, now being offered. Ph. Pam 545-1557 to enrol. Volunteer with Refugees Attend Refugee Services weekend training course February 1113 to learn how you can assist the resettlement of refugees to Nelson. Free Course with NZQA certification. Great opportunity to learn about other cultures while making new friends and helping others. Phone (03)548-4978 or email brittany. NELSON RAILWAY SOCIETY: the train or railcar will be running daily from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, beginning on Boxing Day December 26 until Sunday January 30 weather permitting. Pottery Classes with Ross Richards at Nelson Community Potters. 10 week course starting Tuesday Feb 8th; 7- 9 pm.$120.00 for non-members, $110.00 for members. Phone 5475252 to book your place. The NZ Summer School Choir will give two Cathedral concerts - Thursday 27 January 7.30pm and Friday 28 January at 2pm. Two major works by Durufle and Gounod - Requiem and Mass. The original bass voice in The King’s Singers, Brian Kay, with accompanist Alan Gray (organ).Tel: 545 2259. Breast Cancer Support Group Next meeting Tuesday 8 February from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, Nick Smith’s Rooms, Quarantine Road, Stoke. Phone Valda 03 547 4905 for further information. Lymphoedema Support Group Next meeting Monday 21 February from 10.00am to 11.30am, 29 MonacoView, Stoke. Phone Cheryl 03 547 3590 for further information. Partners and Carers of Cancer Patients Support Group Commencing Tuesday 8 February at 7.30pm. This is a free six week facilitated course. Please register with the Cancer Society Nelson, phone 539 3662. Prostate Cancer Support Group Next meeting Thursday 3 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Broadgreen House, Nayland Road, Stoke. Phone Ian 03 547 3373 for further information. ZENDA Belly Dance Summer Sessions with Gretchen and friends.Thursday nights Jan 6th -Feb 3rd, St John’s Church Hall Hardy St 6pm - 7pm, $7.00, all levels welcome. Ph: 548 8707 REGULAR EVENTS LIFELINE cares – feeling lonely? Need someone to talk over your hassles with? Phone Lifeline 546

8899 or toll free 0800 543 354. Counselling – LifeLine Nelson – Face to Face individual counselling. Free up to 10 sessions. Phone 546 8899 McCashins Brewery Summer Saturday Market “It’s all happening in Stoke ... Live music, food stalls, fresh produce, crafts, car boot stalls, bouncy castle, and cold beer, lemonade and cider in our new beer garden.” Free bouncy castle every Wednesday at McCashins Brewery and Cafe, 660 Main Road, Stoke with a child friendly play area”. Beach League Volleyball Summer beach series - join the fun with a team of four. Every Weds at 5.30pm. Double league every Sunday 4pm. Walkin’s for day welcome. Only $34 season fee per player. Call Jace 5451122 or 0210511666. Waimarama Community Gardens, Brook Valley –“Give a hand and learn a lot!” Experienced gardeners & volunteers meet every Friday 4 to 6 pm. Composting with Adrian – “Help & Learn!”, every second Thursday from 9.30 am. Small amounts of compost available for those who help make it, please bring bag or container. All sessions are free, just turn up! Enquiries 548 4575 or Playgroup, Victory Community Playgroup. 9 - 11.30am Tuesday & Thursday, also Pasifica session 12 - 2.30pm Thursday. All children 0 - 5yrs welcome. Gold coin donation provides morning tea for children, tea and coffee for adults. Come and join the fun! Phone Nicole 539 4578 or Bonnie 545 6203, 0274342333. Track Cycling Trafalgar Park every Wednesday 5.30pm -7.30pm. 15 years plus. For Roadies and Trackies. Track bikes and shoes available – just bring your helmet and gloves. Enquiries ph Ralph 021 723 668 or Murray 027 645 0033. The Sprig & Fern 20/20 Nelson Summer Cricket – Fun Social & semi-serious. Hard ball & all 20/20 rules apply $2 per person ($20 for 10 matches) Venue-Botanics cricket field 6pm start (sharp) Started Thursday 4th November thru until February 2011 Numbers limited. To register contact Veterans Badminton Thursday nights 7.30pm to 9pm $3 Cost per night. All over 35 yr olds welcome. Fun and fitness, Stoke Memorial Hall Main Road Stoke. Ph 547-2366 for more info. Tahunanui Women’s Tennis Wednesday mornings from 9.30 am. Phone Coordinator Anne 5477043 for more information. Badminton Social - Monday nights 7.30pm to 9pm/ $3 Cost per night. All levels and ages welcome. Fun and fitness Stoke Memorial Hall Main Road Ph 547-2366 for more info. Overeaters Anonymous FOOD is it a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous works! Ph 546 4121 Duck Soup Has generated hundreds of opportunities for singles over 30 to meet partners, friends & buddies.Whether you’re new to town or interested in expanding your social network after a break-up, Duck Soup will provide that opportunity for you too. More info on Broadgreen Historic House Open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm - closed on Christmas Day. Adults $6.00 Seniors $5.00 Children $2.00 Fun Run/Walk Monaco - Come along every Monday night till the end of daylight savings and Run or Walk around the picturesque Monaco Peninsula. Entry at The Honest Lawyer just $5 from 5.30pm. Walkers off at 6.00pm, Runners at 6.15pm. Prize giving at The Honest Lawyer from 7.30pm. Entry Fee includes 1 free drink and spot prize eligibility. Make it your regular Monday Night. Look forward to seeing you there. Nelson Community Potters on Rutherford St. has well equipped club rooms with wheels, tools, kilns etc. Phone 547 5252 to join the creative fun. Track Cycling All Go for 2011. Track cycling is back on track at Trafalgar Park for 2011 with the race meets into full swing every Wednesday staring at 5.30pm. Many cyclists have just completed the strenuous Tour de Vineyards and Tour de Femme so are now rested and ready to come to the track to help lift their speed. Cycling Tasman Academy has set up an exciting weekly series with up to $500 in prizes with weekly spot draws for club competitors. The series runs for 6 weeks and will ensure some pretty enthralling racing each week. The Academy has track bikes and special track shoes to loan out to new riders. The highlights for the track season are coming very soon with the Nelson –Marlborough Centre Championships to be held in Blenheim on January 29 with the NZ age group and elite track champs in Invercargill just a few weeks later. There are already a developing group of sharp young riders training


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Direct to you! $8,980 Holden AstrA City HAtCH 2004 These are a very popular hatch with great interior space and is NZ new. It has a peppy 1800cc engine and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has a roofrack, electric windows, air conditioning, CD, remote central locking and 2 airbags. It has just had a new WOF.

$12,980 MAzdA 6 GsX WAGon 2005 Come join the Mazda 6 revolution. These are an extremely popular wagon and here is why. It has a peppy 2300cc engine and is automatic. The interior has space comparable to a Falcon or Commodore. It also has 8 airbags, electric windows and mirrors, CD, air conditioning, remote central locking.

$8,980 toyotA CAMry Altise 2004 This is a very clean and tidy car. Its interior is in very tidy condition and the cabin space would be comparable to a Commodore or Falcon. It has a peppy 2400cc engine and is automatic. It also has 4 airbags, ABS brakes, factory CD, electric windows and mirrors, airconditioning and a towbar. This has a chain driven engine not a cambelt. The paintwork is also very tidy apart from some very light stone chipping on the bonnett and front bumper but is otherwise in very good condition for its year and mileage


$6,980 toyotA HiluX 2Wd ute 1998 An ideal handyman or tradesmans ute at great value for money. It is NZ new. It has a peppy 2400cc engine and is 5 speed. The interior is in tidy condition apart from the drivers side mat is well worn. It also has a canopy, towbar and tuffdeck. The paintwork is generally tidy for its year and mileage with only a few small marks here and there.

toyotA CorollA WAGon Gl 2005 These Corolla wagons seem to be proving very popular for both company use and as every day family cars. This is NZ new and has had 1 owner. The interior is very spacious and in tidy condition. It has an 1800cc engine and is 5 speed manual. It also has ABS brakes, 2 airbags, air conditioning, factory CD and remote central locking. The paintwork is generally very tidy for its year and mileage.


$5,980 nissAn PriMerA WAGon 1997 It not often you find a wagon of this age in such good condition and with low ks. It has had 1 owner in NZ since being imported from Japan and its condition is a real credit to its previous owner. The interior is in very good condition. It has a peppy 2000cc fuel injected engine and is CVT automatic. It also has 2 airbags, electric windows and mirrors, factory alloy wheels and bodykit, roof spoiler, CD and climate air conditioning.

toyotA CorollA Gl HAtCH 2006 These would be one of the most popular cars sold in NZ today. It is NZ new. The interior is in very tidy condition. It has a 1800cc fuel injected engine and is 5 speed manual. It also has ABS brakes, electric front windows and mirrors, 2 airbags, CD, air conditioning and remote central locking. The paintwork is generally in very tidy condition for its year and mileage.

$4,980 toyotA duet HAtCH 1998 This is an ideal girl’s car or second family car. It has had 1 elderly man owner since being imported from Japan. The interior is in immaculate condition. It also has 2 airbags, air conditioning, CD & cassette, central locking, ABS brakes, Electric windows and mirrors. It has service history available from its old owner. It has also had the cambelt replaced.

$9,980 Holden BArinA HAtCHBACk 2007 Hows this for great value. This is NZ new and has been on a full maintainance program from new. Would be ideal for those wanting a thrifty car for commuting or a second family car. It has a peppy 1600cc engine and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has a roof spoiler, 2 airbags, CD, air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking and factory alloy wheels.

$4,980 Holden AstrA City 2001 This is a really tidy little car. It is NZ new, is 1800cc and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very tidy condition. It has aftermarket alloy wheels, 2 airbags and airconditioning. The paintwork has the odd minor scratch here and there but you would say that it is in very tidy condition for its year and mileage. The cambelt was last done at 80000km..


$10,980 $6,980 MAzdA e2000 VAn 2000 Well this would be a great van for the handyman or tradesman. It is a 1 owner and is NZ new. It has only done 123km. The interior is generally very tidy. It has a peppy 2000cc engine and is 5 speed. It also has a towbar and some extra shelving in the rear. It has just had a new WOF

toyotA CAMry Gl 2007 This Camry is NZ new and is 1 owner. It has been an ex lease company car. The interior is in very tidy condition. This has an amazing amount of interior space and would be comparable to any Falcon or Commodore. It has a 2400cc engine and is 5 speed manual. It also has cruise control, 8 airbags, factory sound system air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors.

$16,980 Ford Courier XlX 2Wd 2004 These are a really popular ute for all walks of life and seem to have many uses from company utes to family cars. This is NZ new and has had 1 owner and been on a full maintenance program from new. The interior is in very tidy condition but does have 3 phone mounting holes in the dash. It has a peppy 2500cc diesel turbo engine and is 5 speed manual. The cambelt was replaced at 104km. It also has ABS brakes, electric windows and mirrors, air conditioning, 2 airbags, CD, towbar, canopy factory alloy wheels and remote central locking.

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Holden CoMModore ACClAiM 1998 If you are after a great car for towing or just some extra space for the wife and kids then take a look at this. It has heaps of interior space and a huge boot. The interior is in good condition. It has a peppy 3800cc V6 engine and is automatic. It also has a towbar, factory alloy wheels, ABS brakes, 2 airbags, air conditioning, cruise control, electric windows and mirrors and remote central locking. It has just had a new WOF.

$11,980 MitsuBisHi CHAllenGer V6 nz 2002 These are great value for money for either towing or recreational 4wding. It is NZ new and is v6 automatic. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has a towbar, roof spoiler, roof rails, electric windows and mirrors, factory alloy wheels, 2 airbags and air conditioning. The paintwork is also in tidy condition for its year and mileage with only some very minor marks here and there.

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