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Tuesday 2 July 2013

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Car parking ‘should be free’

The return of free parking on a Tuesday in Nelson’s CBD still doesn’t cut it for some retailers who say they want free parking to apply every day. Some local business owners are calling on the council to dump the parking meters and stick to a simple time limit instead to entice more shoppers into the city centre. As of today, free parking on a Tuesday for

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reporter@nelsonweekly.co.nz the next ten weeks will commence, the third year in a row the initiative facilitated by both the Nelson City Council and Uniquely Nelson will run.

Jays Fashions owner Karen Jordan describes the intiative as “confusing” and “random” and has called the issue “a major mayoral candidate question for retailers”. She thinks that people who choose to come into the city for their shopping shouldn’t be made to pay for parking and the fact that they do is pushing people out of the city.

“It should be free. Retail at this time of year is hard enough and as for just offering it on a Tuesday, well it’s a bit of a joke really. Do they think people are going to hold off and do their shopping on a Tuesday? What happens to the rest of the days? What they spend on advertising just the one day could

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“Hell yeah, it would be way better. It would bring more people into town.”

“Yes, definitely. I think more people are going out to Richmond to shop because the parking is free.”

“Yes I do. The cost of enforcing it is probably worth just as much as the revenue they get out of it.”

“Yes. It would be more convenient if it was, then I wouldn’t have to drive around for ages looking for a free park.”

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pay the cost of offering free parking during the months of June and July.” Mayor Aldo Miccio says although the free parking on Tuesdays initiative has been successful, he is keen to extend it further. “It has been working really well, I want to extend it to Mondays and Wednesdays as well next year.” He says that the council needs to be doing more to influence shopping patterns during the quieter periods of the year but he would not consider free parking all year round because of the money the council collects from it. In the last financial year more than $1.1 million in revenue was raised from parking meters and

Jays Fashions owner Karen Jordan with one of the parking meters she’d like to see go. permits, an amount he wouldn’t want to part with. “It’s a revenue source for the council so to get rid of it all together would mean an impact on rates.” Robyn Neil, owner operator at Simply Travel, says she believes Nelson would be a lot busier and lose fewer shoppers to Richmond if people didn’t need to pay for

parking. She would like to see free parking days expanded, or introduced year round. “It seems logical. People go to Richmond to shop because of their free parking, and we’re trying to encourage more people into town.” Richmond Unlimited interim chairman Nathan Smith says free parking throughout Richmond’s CBD is definitely a major drawcard for both shoppers and retailers. “Free parking is a huge positive for Richmond in terms of a shopping destination. You can park, do your shopping at a leisurely rate without worrying you’ll come out to see a dirty ticket on your car.” Nelson mayoral candidate Rachel Reese says after speaking with local retailers she can see

parking meters are a problem. “They tell me that shoppers come in and they are in a panic that their ticket is going to expire. They are saying, I would like to try this on, or will I stop and have a coffee, but no I can’t because my parking meter is about to expire. I’m like that, I’m a busy person and I try to fit in a whole lot of things, but I’m busy looking at that parking meter. It actually doesn’t make for a very relaxing shopping experience.” Cathy Madigan, of Uniquely Nelson, says in an ideal world there’d be no parking fees all year round. “It’s always been an issue that Richmond has free parking all year round and we have meters, so we would welcome any initiative that increases free parking.”


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The old stand at Trafalgar Park which could make way for a new facility. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. significant group. Those codes annual plan process but Aldo could represent thousands of says the council is keen to see users across the city. But this what the working group comes is a long term plan and we are up with. only at the very initial stages so “It’s a big coup getting them all there’s nothing in concrete yet.” together and they’re all workAldo says the proposal would ing towards a common goal. It create a “community hub” at will be one of the busiest places Trafalgar Park and would be on a Saturday and Sunday and hugely exciting for the city. that will be good for retailers in He says the stand above the the city as well.” new facility would seat be- The working group is so new it tween 2000-5000 people which doesn’t even have a name yet, would push Trafalgar Park into says Steve. one of the top stadiums in the “It’s too early to judge whether country. He says the coun- it will be successful, we’re trycil had to withdraw a bid to ing to define what it could be. host FIFA under 20 world cup We’ve met each other, listened games because the stadium was to each other’s needs but we too small and having the stand haven’t put pen to paper about would help the city in the fu- what it could look like. So it’s ture. too early to say if it will fly but Nothing official will happen certainly the want to listen until detailed plans are final- and talk to one another is a ised and a formal submission good start, and the user groups is sent to the council via the should be applauded for that.”

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Dancers make history Junior hip hop dancers off to world champs mAiTAi rD opEn: The Maitai Valley Rd, from the Motor Camp to the dam, reopened over the weekend after a two-year closure. Nelson City Council and Fulton Hogan hosted a BBQ for Matai Valley residents to celebrate the road’s re-opening and thank them for their patience during the major construction of the 8km Maitai Duplicate Pipeline. The new pipeline will better protect the city’s water supply. The final phase of the project is continuing up near the Tantragee Saddle. STokE bEEr iS TopS: McCashin’s Brewery Stoke beer has risen up the rankings in international beer circles after sharing the podium at the Asia Beer Awards with another NZ brewery, Moa beer. Stoke and Moa were both awarded five medals – the largest medal haul for any brewery – making New Zealand the stand out performer at the Beer Awards. DEAl booSTS cAWThron: Aquaculture in the top of the south has received a further boost following the signing of a formal agreement between Cawthron Institute and Wakatū Incorporation this week. The new agreement marks a shift to strategic level planning and sets out terms around the leasing of land, shared resources, collaborations and infrastructure.

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reporter@nelsonweekly.co.nz A local hip hop dance crew will be the only junior group in New Zealand to make it to the world championships if it can raise the funds to get there. Fuzion, a junior team from Mad Beat dance studio in Nelson, took out the cadet section at the Hip Hop Unite National Dance Championships held in Wellington over the weekend. As well as picking up gold for the event, they were also selected to compete on the world stage, an accomplishment that choreographer Gemma Laing says the team should be extremely proud of. “Winning first place in your section doesn’t automatically give you the right to compete at the world championships, but Fuzion were selected by the judges to go to it, which is pretty amazing.” The group is made up of six girls, age 11 to 13 who competed against crews from all over New Zealand for their prize, which will see them face up to 60 other teams when they dance at the world event. Gemma says the team were shocked when they were announced as champions, and it was the best result they’d ever had. “They were extremely excited. They have

Fuzion dance group members CJ Wilkins, Jordana Arnold, Maia Thompson, Nadia Downing, Analese Fon, Ruby Heslop perform at a nationals event over the weekend. Photo: Supplied. been practicing really hard since earning a second placing in March, but to win the cadet section was great, they were just blown away.” Gemma says the team have been inspired by Mad Beat group Origin who competed at the worlds last year and she hoped they could raise the funds to get Fuzion to the competion. “This is the second team in the last year from Nelson to be so successful and it’s great. People think that coming from

a small town like Nelson, you can’t be competitive but we like to prove them wrong.” The world championship event will be held in Serbia from October 15 to 21. Anyone wanting to get behind the team or find out more is welcome to come along to a concert being held on July 9 and 10 at the Nayland College hall from 6.30pm. Fuzion will perform alongside other Mad Beat dancers to showcase their talents.


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Another push for Victory state highway Another push for a southern region’s population is growing at highway through Victory has a similar rate to Auckland. If we started with the local MP and do not match that growth with Nelson mayor both asking for the increased transport infrastructure, future highway to be deemed a road our city will become more of “national significance”. congested, less efficient and Nelson MP Nick Smith and a less pleasant place to live.” Aldo Miccio have jointly Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio written to the transport says this joint initiative is minister Gerry Brownlee about Nelson’s economy, seeking the status so that environment, safety, and Nick it will receive priority resilience and Rocks Rd is Smith treatment. This comes days not the long term route for after the council announced it will State Highway 6. reopen discussions around the “We are a strongly growing southern arterial roading system export region that needs better in the New Year. infrastructure to support our port. Nick says he is committed to The ongoing congestion seeking the status because of problems in and out of the importance of the road Nelson is hurting the to Nelson’s future and it city and shifting retail would mean the road would and commercial activity be given priority funding to Richmond. I am a Aldo and consenting. total enthusiast for the Miccio “The Southern Link road is environmental enhancement as essential to Nelson’s future as the of Rocks Rd with better cycle and seven approved Roads of National pedestrian access ways, but it is not Significance in Northland, two in going to be safe or workable while Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, thousands of heavy vehicles are Wellington and Christchurch. Our powering past every day.”

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Adrienne Alford, deputy registrar of electors for Nelson, with a letter that will be posted to around 40,000 Nelson City Council voters this week. Photo: Andrew Board.

Election mail delivered to 40,000 locals Around 40,000 voter packs will be delivered in Nelson by the end of tomorrow in an effort to confirm voter details before this year’s local body elections. The packs were delivered by NZ Post from Monday and should be all delivered by Wednesday. They aim to encourage voters to confirm their details ahead of the postal council elections this October.

Registrar of Electors, Marie Elliott, says with the boundary of two councils being in the middle of Richmond and Stoke it’s important that people update their addresses. “We have a lot of people moving from Tasman to Nelson and vice versa so people need to make sure their address is right or they won’t be able to vote for the candidates in their community.”

At the last local body elections in 2010 only 51.38 per cent of registered voters cast their vote. Although low, figures show it was higher than the 49.84 per cent in Tasman District. Marie says it’s important people update their voter details and send back letters sent to the wrong address. “We rely on people doing this right so they can vote.”

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While it’s never good to blow your own trumpet, when you’re the best brass band in town, it’s a bit hard not to. Nelson Vivace Youth Brass, winners of the youth grade at last year’s national contest are gearing up to defend their title at the New Zealand National Brass Band Championships. The contest is to be held this month in New Plymouth and will see more than 30 young local players compete against other youth bands from all over the country. Brass Academy tutor Nick Sharpe says the group are in full practice mode preparing for the championships in which they will compete in several categories including youth grade, D grade, a street march and soloist events. “It’s a really big contest, it is the highlight of the year for them. They’ve literally been counting down the days.” It is the third time the band has taken part in the national contest and band member Jess Rogers, 16, says she is “really excited to perform as a group” at such a competitive level again. “We’ve been practising once a

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Nick Somerville, 17, Oliver Coleman, 18, Jess Rogers, 16, and Jack Currie, 15, prepare to defend their national youth band championship title as part of the Nelson Brass Band this month. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. week together and doing a lot of work at home too.” Jack Currie, 15, says the the trip is the biggest of the year for the group and he looks forward to the annual event. “It’s really social and fun. It’s definitely the biggest contest of the year for us.” Jack puts the band’s popularity down to Nick, who he says brings a lot of enthusiasm and

a good sense of humour to the band. “Nick is just really fun and it makes us all want to be there and take part.” The talented group are currently fundraising to get to the national event and are hosting a concert this Sunday evening at Nelson College. Entry costs $5 and the doors open at 7pm.

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Rabbit Island’s whale cemetery A gray’s beaked whale that died at Tahunanui Beach last week has joined six others at a marine mammal burial ground on Rabbit Island. While the burial ground is really just a large pit previously used as an area for extracting sand, the task of getting a five tonne whale there is no easy feat. Dirk de Vries, of the Department of Conservation, says this practice of burying dead marine mammals has been going on for a long time and estimated the Rabbit Island site, which is on land managed by PF Olsen, is about eight years old. “Last time we had to get a ten tonne digger in and get a decent sized truck just to get it there,” says Dirk. “Local iwi gave it a blessing and then it was taken away.” When a whale is stranded on a beach and dies in an area with high foot traffic, DOC recommends that it is buried. DOC consults the local iwi first and if the green light is given then genetic samples are taken before it is shifted to the burial ground on Rabbit Island. “With their approval we take some genetic samples, which is basically a one square centimetre cut at the trailing edge of the tail fin. We preserve that and then send it away to the University of Auckland to a woman who does studies up there. We also take measurements and as much information we can on the day depending on how fresh the carcass is.” If a whale dies in an area deemed to have little or no public access then it is left to naturally decompose and decay and if there is a mass stranding, which has occurred in

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Largest family competition winners The region’s largest families have been found. More than 40 entries were sent to Nelson Weekly for the competition which sees the three biggest families offered a free meal at Café Olive in central Nelson. There were several entries of families with 14 children but they were from either outside our distribution area or most of the siblings were over 18, ruling them invalid for the competition. We also heard some incredible stories, like the Tahunanui family that had four girls, tried for a boy but ended up with triplets, all girls. But the overall winner was the Curry family, who have ten children ranging in age from 19 to 2. The family has won dinner for them all at Café Olive, with the Dunne family winning lunch for finishing second and the Azizullah family winning breakfast for finishing third. Steve Dunne – whose family featured in the Weekly a fortnight ago – says he’s rapt about getting lunch for his family, which includes eight children. The Azizullah family, with mother Shafiqa, has eight children in Nelson but another four in Afghanistan. They say they were very grateful and excited about the meal. “We are very happy, this is very nice of Cafe Olive to do this.” Michael Curry and his wife Kimberline moved to Nelson three years ago so he could take up a job as an aircraft engineer at Air Nelson. Michael was stoked to hear his family, who had been nominated by someone at their local church, had won the free meal.

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Nelson-made boat leaves for PNG One of the biggest boats ever built in Nelson, and possibly the most complex multi-purpose vessel to come out of New Zealand, was launched at Port Nelson last week. The $5 million, 30 metre Morobe Rainforest is a purpose designed and built passenger and cargo ferry that will service the coastline of the Morobe district in Papua New Guinea. The Nelson build was the result of a marketing push between Nevil and Amber Basalaj from Challenge Marine and Pat Holmes from NZ Boat Sales. Local designer Richard McBride was engaged to bring together a vessel that met the multiple needs for transport and service of the Morobe villagers. The Morobe Rainforest will carry 120 passengers, 60 tons of freight and six crew. Its maximum speed is 14 knots, powered by twin diesel engines with fixed propellers, protected by two large strong keels.

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Nelson Hot Rod owner Beven Bennett with his 1932 Ford Coupe that will be a part of the Independence Day Cruise to Riwaka this Sunday. All American vehicles are invited to take part. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Sanctuary appoints tourism expert

Tourism expert Craig Wilson is the latest addition to the board of the Brook Sanctuary Trust and he says it will play a major part in attracting people to the city. Craig is the former general manager of marketing for Tourism Auckland and was contracted to set the Qualmark accommodation standards. He also sits on the national board that implemented the national cycle trail. He was appointed to the trust last month and says it has an exciting future as one of the region’s top

three attractions. “The reason I’m involved is because I believe the visitor experience in the sanctuary will be something that will excite most of us. When you look at the sanctuary it’s a big amphitheatre because it’s a natural valley, there could be a million birds in the trees and it could be one of the most amazing dawn choruses in the world.” He says the sanctuary has the potential to be one of the top three visitor attractions in the region. “To come up with something to

knock the Abel Tasman off as number one in the region would be impossible and it’s not the point. We want to bring more people in and encourage them to stay longer.” Craig Wilson Along with the cycle trail, walking the Abel Tasman, and Nelson’s fresh food and wine, the sanctuary will add to Nelson’s green reputation for tourists

and Craig believes that will be attractive to a lot of visitors, both from within New Zealand and around the world. General manager of the trust, Hudson Dodd, says the appointment of Craig is a great move for the trust. “We’re quite excited to add Craig’s expertise to the already significant depth and expertise of the trust board. He brings a wealth of experience from the tourism and marketing industry and he adds that skillset to the board.”

Local singer hoping for help to raise bikes for kids Children’s singer Kath Bee is taking on a new challenge, but is doing it with the same colour and flair she’s known for and she wants the community to help her along. Kath is heading to Vietnam in August as part of a Variety tour with Olympic BMX medallist Sarah Walker. The 15 day tour costs $5000, with $500 of that used to buy bikes for local children. Kath will spend nine of her days in Vietnam cycling for up to six hours a day. As part of the journey Kath has decided to raise an extra $1000 so another four bikes can be donated to children. To help her do it, she’s hoping Nelsonians will join her for a bike ride – or at least some of it – from Victory to Hope and back again on Sunday July 14. “For a while now I’ve thought, I really want to go somewhere and

do something. Then I came across this and thought ‘five grand for most of your meals, accommodation, flights, that’s not bad for 15 days.’” The Fun Bike Ride with Kath Bee will start at 12.30pm at the start of the Railway Reserve next to the Victory Community Centre. The next stop will be Songer St in Stoke with the convoy to leave there at 1.45pm. The next stop will be the ASB Aquatic Centre, leaving at 2.30pm and then leaving McDonald’s in Richmond at 3.15pm and arriving on Ranzau Rd in Hope. Kath says anyone that wants to join her for a section of the ride is more than welcome and encourages people to bring along a few coins or notes to put in her fundraising bucket. If raining, the ride will be held a week later.

Stoke woman Kath Bee is encouraging people to come bike with her this month as she prepares for a cycling adventure through Vietnam with Olympic BMX star Sarah Walker. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Betty and Willy Newman at the Nelson Cancer Society ball on Saturday night.

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Cycle passport launched for new trails The trust behind the region’s new cycle trails has launched its “passport”, a guide book that introduces tourists and locals to the network of cycle trails in Nelson and Tasman. The 36 page “passport” has been specifically designed to provide both walkers and cyclists using Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, the Dun Mountain Trail and the myriad of other cycle trails in our region with all the information they need in one easy to use, great value book. The passport contains detailed route maps, information on all the settlements

Nelson Tasman Cycle Trust’s Fiona Newey with the new passport that has been launched. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie.

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After handing over a cheque for $10,000, the Nelson Lions Club are preparing for the latest edition of their popular golf day fundraiser. The club handed over the money to the Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club last week, proceeds from last year's golf tournament. But now that last year's money has been donated the Lions turn their attention to this year's event, which will be held in November. The tournament, which is run in conjunction with Southpine, has been held for 19 years running and Lions president Colin Borcovsky says it's the local community that benefits. "Over the years we've donated more than $250,000 to local groups and for any nonprofit organisations that would like to apply for the money raised, now is the time." To apply for funding, groups can email club member Mike McBride at mcbride. team@xtra.co.nz.


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Ph 544 7888 www.knapps.co.nz to ensure we are attracting great staff as we move have more efficient systems and stronger practice into the future. A bigger law firm will always at- teams in key areas of Business and Commercial, tract up and coming talent within the industry Estates, Trusts, Property, and Dispute Resoluas young lawyers hope to join an already estab- tion. lished and trusted name. This merger is the best “In most cases existing clients will still work way to provide what our clients need both now with the same main points of contact as before,” and in the future he says. “Neither and that is at the practice will move centre of our decioffices - so we will sion to come tostill be on Hardy gether.” St in Nelson and The merger won’t Oxford St in Richmean that Knapps mond. The biggest becomes the bigchange for clients gest in the region, is that the speand locals can be cialist Estates and assured that was Trust teams will be not the goal says centralised in the Ross. “This isn’t Knapps Richmond about being the After the merger between the two law firms, Knapps office, while our biggest in town, we will still operate out of its Oxford St premises in Rich- litigation partner simply want to in- mond, with an additional office at the existing Hunter- will move to the vest in our special- Ralfe premises in Nelson. Knapps Nelson ofised skills and provide the best service we can to fice, to be closer to the courts.” the public.” The most exciting thing to come out of the mergThe prospect of a merged firm with a presence er between the two prominent law firms is the in both Nelson and Tasman can only mean one fact that the community is now better representthing for clients and future clients. They can be ed by a team that is committed to the future, with assured that most things will stay the same and a reputation for expertise and the experience and where they do come across changes they will be resources to back it up. For more information on both beneficial and convenient. The firm now has what the merger between Knapps and Hunter a far greater range of legal specialists, alongside Ralfe means for you, or to contact the team about more comprehensive support and backup than their services, call into 279 Hardy Street, Nelson ever before. Ross says that the new Knapps will or 22 Oxford St, Richmond.

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You’ll find it on Pascoe St has an industrial life of its own, with local businesses all adding to the hive of activity that can be found there any day of the week. On either end of the busy street you will find a range of great businesses who all offer the goods and services you need to make life easier, from DIY masters, car repairers and servicers, solar power experts and more, you’ll find it all on Pascoe St, the place and space big enough to house dozens of businesses yet still small enough to be friendly. This week Nelson Weekly features the best of the area, showcasing some of the thriving

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ning off a PV solar system. Grid Tie Solar is an alternative power system designed for If you’re planning building, renovations, landscaping, re- your home where you are still connected to mains power taining walls or fencing then ITM are the ones to see you (or grid). Solar panels produce electricity from the sun right. With friendly staff and acres of quality equipment during the day that can be used directly in your home to and supplies, you’ll waste no time in tracking down the power lights and appliances thereby reducing your electricity bill, at night you right materials, for the right price, supdraw your electricity from ported by plain old-fashioned good adthe power company in the vice. Each ITM outlet is locally owned normal way. and operated, making it possible for When the system is geneveryone, from maserating more electricity ter craftsmen to the than is needed, during the keen DIY league of day when no one is home home handyman, to for example, you could be get the best possible paid for the surplus. deals and personalEach electricity retailer ized service. Keen has their own terms and to find a supplier conditions for buying exthat makes a habit of cess electricity. The price competitive pricing? Owners of Current Generation Brendon & that they offer per kilowatt No problem, with Michelle Ahnfeldt hour (kWh), called the five locally owned Motueka Takaka Havelock Greymouth ITM stores operating in Nelson, Mo- buy-back price, will vary. At present Contact Energy offer tueka, Takaka, Greymouth and Have- 17.3 cents per unit and Meridian offer 25 cents for the first lock ITM can provide both trade and 5 units per day and 10 cents for every unit after that. It is very safe, reliable and retail customers with effective, requiring no competitively priced, moving parts, it emits no top-notch products www.building-supplies.co.nz carbon dioxide, fumes or and services. pollution, and the panTHE DIY BUILDING SUPPLY SPECIALISTS els will typically produce Do you want to repower for at least 25-30 duce your power bill,  Decking and Trellis  Framing and Finishing Timbers years. invest your money  Fencing  Trusses / Prenail Frames Talk to Current Generawith better % than  Paving  Building Supplies tion today about the amazthe bank AND make ing benefits of solar power. the world a better  Garden Furniture  Kitchens and Joinery place for the future?  Timber Stains  Tools and Hardware The Audi Doctor on PasThen talk to Current coe St offers servicing Generation about Pascoe St is the home to many businesses and repairs to all makes installing a grid conincluding Pascoe St Auto Services which has and model of car, with no nected solar system new owners Hugh and Janine Craig. job too big or too small that will make you feel warm inside and put $$$ in your for their expertise. Business owner Barna specialises in European cars offering all automotive servicing on rare pocket. Current Generation are Nelson’s alter- makes and models. A range of automotive servicing from native energy specialist & they walk the engine, to air conditioning, and Warrant of Fitness testing talk with their Pascoe St premises run- is available using the latest in computer diagnostic tech-

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You’ll find it on nology to help you get your car back on the road. See Barna about the range of premium and budget brand tyres available onsite for your vehicle too. For all of your automotive repairs or servicing, contact the Audi Doctor on Pascoe St. All Transport Refinishers have made the move to their new location at 121 Pascoe St, just around the corner from their old location on Orion St. They are loving the new premises, where they provide paint and panel beating services to all vehicle types, from cars, buses, campervans to boats and trucks. As well as plastic welding, touch up and general repairs, there is now a spray booth and spray guns to ensure crisp and clear finishing, and an onsite mixing room allowing the team to make their own colours to match your vehicle. A panel area with a wide range of tools enables the panel team to repair or replace the various parts of a vehicle and all paint and panel work can now be completed under the one roof. All Transport Refinishers are a reputable and respected repairer of damaged vehicles and Les and his team offer their customers a wealth of experience in the industry. They will always go the extra mile, providing assistance with insurance liaison, polishing and cleaning your car before pick up and offering a loan car if Pascoe St is the heart need be. For any vehi- trial area. cle repairs, whatever the size, drop in and see Les and his team at 121 Pascoe Street Tahuna, or phone 538 0224. Free quotes available. You may find the team at Glenn’s Vacancies in their new home on Pascoe St, but their success story can be found in many streets around town. The independent, family based, property management business offers full property management services to local people from all over the region, from Wakefield through to Nelson, Richmond to Atawhai. After being in the business for more than 20

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years, owners Glenn and Elizabeth Morris continue to offer trustworthy and expert residential property management services. With their own portfolio of residential, commercial, and industrial properties ,they understand the industry inside out, including the need to have rent paid on time, every time. Over the years they have built a great reputation for being able to solve difficult tenancy issues that other property managers avoid and are known to consistently exceed both tenant’s and owner’s expectations for getting the right people into the right home. They achieve the perfect outcome for all property owners, and that is a tenant in a home that they will love to live in, respect and look after. Let Glenn and Elizabeth take the stress out of managing your rentals so that you can sit back and enjoy your investment. Pascoe St Auto Services is now under new management and the new owners of the business would like to welcome both new and existing customers down to the workshop to say hello. After making the move up from Christchurch for a new start, Hugh Craig and his family are the proud new owners of the busy local business and are looking forward to a fresh start. Hugh has plenty of of the Tahunanui indus- experience to draw on as a successful business owner and brings more than 29 years of motor trade experience to Pascoe St Auto Services. Both Janine and Hugh pride themselves on their customer relationships and are looking forward to helping locals look after their automotive service needs. For all aspects of servicing from Warrant of Fitness, oil changes and oil servicing head down to Pascoe St Auto Services. Same name, same location, now under new ownership. Workshop hours: 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, Saturdays by appointment. Hugh, Janine, Rebecca,5, and Lachy, 9, Craig.

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Now Open A warm roast meal on a wet miserable night appeals to many but the thought has eluded Richmond Roast House and Cafe owner Garry Higgins (aka Higgy) ever since the Richmond floods of 21 April this year. The Richmond Roast House was yet another Richmond business that was a victim of the floods, forcing it to shut its doors to repair the Roast House shop. Water was above ankle deep throughout the shop, leaving owner Garry and his team with a big mess to clean up. The wa-

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ter destroyed everything it touched, including the walls of the building, but the most enduring problem for the Roast House was the rimu floor which was heavily damaged. “The floor soaked up so much water and it just wouldn’t dry, that was the longest process of getting us back into business,” says Garry. But with new gib board on the walls, another fresh coat of paint after just refreshing the interior at Easter, and some hard work on the floors, the building has been restored to its former glory.

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Head down to the Roast House for your favourite take home roast. Left: Garry Higgins (aka Higgy) owner of the Roast House. Garry took over the Roast House only two months before the floods and was having no trouble continuing the service of the previous owners. “Business was really starting to do well and we were forming a great rapport with customers both new and existing,” says Garry. While the flood put a halt to a smooth transitional period for the Roast House, its customers have showed their support and encouraged Garry and the

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The last couple of months have been a disruptive time and he is looking forward to supplying his regular and new customers with their favourite take home roast again. “In the end revamping the business was a good thing but it has been a process, it’s going to be great to see everyone again,” and, as Garry likes to say “there aren’t any strangers here just friends we haven’t met yet.” The response from customers during the last two months has been so enthusiastic for the Roast House and it’s from that loyal and supportive re-

sponse that Garry and the team will continue to supply a take home roast that tastes just as good, if not better than any home made one, unless it’s your Grandma’s of course. Garry has listened to his customers and has plans to expand on the menu, offering great news for local roast lovers. With a wider variety of fresh vegetables and the other additions, his customers will now be spoilt for choice. “The customers have been giving us some great feedback on our food, we have listened to it and are taking it on board,” says Garry.

The friendly crew from the Roast House, Tori McGuckin, Jayden Seddon, Garry Higgins, Matt Johnstone and Issac Parbery. team to look forward with a positive outlook. Garry receives numerous inquires every week from the public concerning the re-opening of the Roast House. “They want to know the story, and as a locally owned and community supporting

business our customers have become involved in it, but most of all they want to know when we will be back in business” says Garry.

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it’s come from and know it’s good for them,” says Garry. Many customers are finding Roast House meals the perfect option to buy and freeze for future use. A popular choice among elderly citizens or for anyone who loves having an easy, healthy meal on hand. The Roast House welcomes inquires regarding the free delivery service to the elderly or disabled as Garry knows we all get old one day and he wants to make sure that they get looked after. Also karma is a great thing. The Richmond floods were a setback for the Richmond Roast House and Cafe but Garry and his team have been inspired by the support of their customers and are excited about re-opening. The Roast House is now open so head down and see Garry and his friendly staff at 309 Queen Street Richmond to try healthy and affordable home made meals, with the convenience of a takeaway. Garry would also like to thank personally Cenro Insurance, Mathew Boon Plastering, Allen Plumbing, Active Electrical, Richmond Resene Colour Shop, Carpet Court, ANZ Bank, Elite Flooring and also Wayne and Nick Pichard his landlord for their help thought out this process. Thank you very much, says Higgy!

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editorial@waimeaweekly.co.nz without any points. It was only in the 51st minute when Wanderers eventually scored its first try of the game with Sione Holani crossing over for a five pointer, giving the Brightwater-based side a new breath of confidence and putting them right back into contention. But having been camped inside the Nelson half for the next 20 minutes, Wanderers were unable to narrow the seven point gap, going close to the line on multiple occasions and seeing a penalty attempt from halfback Jackson Harvey skew wide when he slipped over right before contact. With just two minutes left on the clock, Nelson first five James slotted a drop goal meaning Wanderers would have to score twice to win and despite a last ditch try to Steven Soper, time quickly ran out, ending Wanderers' hopes of victory.

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Nelson has won the Bayleys Tasman Trophy for the second consecutive year, edging Wanderers 18-13 in Saturday's thrilling final. Having been gifted two first half tries courtesy of a charge down and an intercept, it was a resolute defensive effort that sealed victory for the defending champions. Captain Loui Harvey believed the opening tries, scored by James Lash and David Havili, went a long way to securing the title as his side was able to hold onto its lead for most of the match. "Yeah that was the difference really," he says. "You have to start well, especially against Wanderers, who are a good team. Our goal was to come out and start well because we knew that first 15 minutes would be key." An injury to Nelson prop Dylan Turnbull after ten minutes saw all scrums reduced to golden oldies, a massive blow for Wanderers, which has a strong forward pack. Wanderers, who had not lost a game all year, were industrial right across the park with wingers Ryan Setephano and Kerehama Barrett seeing plenty of ball. However, the side struggled to finish its opportunities and ended the first half

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Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club The winter season is now upon us and if you have finished your fishing for the year there are some basic things you should be doing to protect your prized possession for the next few months. If you are not mechanically minded the safest thing to do is take your boat to the experts and get them to perform a winterization routine on the engine, steering, and electrical Jason Manson with a D'Urville Island wincomponents and a once ter snapper. over of the boat and trailer to ensure they are both safe and your batteries can keep up. Keep your batteries charged. Turn off sound. There are things however that you your main battery switch to prevent can look at yourself though that drain-down, or remove batteries don’t require you to be a boat me- from your boat completely. chanic. Remove squabs and life- Remove trailer rust. A quick scrub jackets to dry storage. Squabs and with a Scotch-brite or wire brush lifejackets should be washed in should remove surface rust. While fresh water before being stored, as you’re checking for rust, have a look salt deposits will stop them drying for any loose fittings, particularly out fully and cause mould and mil- on alloy boats, to help prevent rust stains and corrosion caused by disdew to form. Take gadgets, fishing tackle, rods similar metals. Check the wheel and reels indoors to prevent theft. bearings and bearing buddies, but This is especially important if you don’t overfill them with grease. store your boat on the street or a Check the lights all work, the winch driveway. Plus your electronic de- strap is not frayed and that the vices like GPS, fish finders and your trailer brakes are working ok. The VHF will fare much better over last thing your boat probably needs winter if they are stored somewhere is a thorough clean inside and out. warm and dry. Check the expiry Removing absolutely everything date of your flare kits and top up off the boat enables you to see the the first aid kit as necessary. Check state of all your gear and clean it. torches, spotlights, cookers, toilets, Salt accelerates rust and corrosion, anchor rope and chain etc are still and attracts water, so give your boat a thorough clean with fresh water, in good working order. Check electrical connections for and perhaps with a specialised macorrosion. Replace any corroded rine cleaner like Salt-Away too. Apconnections, and cover all con- ply a nice coat of wax and the job nections with a corrosion inhibi- is nearly done. Remember to check tor (CRC Lanocote works well) to the bungs are out, so any water that prevent further damage. Make sure gets in doesn’t pool in the transom. the bilge pumps work. Clean out Finally cover it up. A good boat any ‘gunk’ from strainers and float cover will help protect your boat switches if fitted, and make sure from the weather over winter, and your bilge pump works well, and the prying eyes of would-be thieves.

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Ange Scoble, goal attack for Jacks Red mid pass during a game against Garin hangar 58 on Satruday. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie.

Prices A look to bounce back against classy Jacks Grade two looks set to be a great competition, last Saturday each of the three games resulted in a winning margin of four goals. Both Jacks Red and Garin Hangar 58 were both on the wrong side of the ledger so each was keen to open their account. Each team broke their oppositions centre pass to score, Garin scored three times while not to be outdone Jacks replied with four unanswered goals with some fine long range shooting by Moira Raumati. Garin finished the quarter 9-8 in front. Garin stretched their lead to 18-15 at the major break on the back of some impressive play by Makaila Powick who worked hard to link the defence through to the offensive circle. Jacks lifted their work rate in the third spell – Robyn Leonard was the ever present link through court and along with wing attack Mel Ramsay displayed a nice understanding in supplying ball to their shooters. Moira Raumati was the dominant shooter while Ange Scoble had a more supportive role in the circle, she shouldered a hefty workload outside. Goal keep Sue Hone was impressive on the rebound, where great body position denied the college team the second opportunity. Goal defence, Jodi Mardon was supportive through court and provided an option at the transverse for the re-set. Her replacement Erica Newport played a similar role. While Jacks won the third quarter 8-7 the final quarter belonged to Garin. Poppy Restieaux made a huge impact when she moved from the wing into goal shoot in the third quarter. She was strong in the air to take some difficult high ball, while she converted 11 from 13 to be the most accurate shooter on court. Garin outscored Jacks 10-5 to win the game 35-20. In the Junior 1 match up there was an intense battle between Nelson Prep Gold and St Paul’s Primo. Although Prep had their noses in front for the entire game, the outcome was not certain until the final whistle was blown. While Prep took out the game 15-14 even the Prep support-

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Netball Reporter editorial@nelsonweekly.co.nz ers thought that a good indication of the game would have been a draw. Goal attack, Georgie Trengrove was industrious throughout – she netted the majority of the goals and was productive as a rebounder. Centre, Olivia Avery was a standout in the mid court, ensuring a good supply of quality ball to her shooters. Alice Hulland and Alex Whitfield shared the WD and GD bibs to put up a formidable defensive unit. Premier grade preview: Jacks OPD will meet Prices Pharmacy Black at 5.45pm. The teams play two very different styles of netball, with Prices no doubt on a high from their win over their A team last week. Prices are a confidence team and are hard to stop once they get on a roll. Jacks on the other hand play patient, controlled netball and don’t appear to get flustered or panic. They have scraped through with two very narrow wins in as many weeks so they will be looking to stamp their authority on the game early on. Prices Pharmacy will be keen to put last week’s abysmal performance behind them and will be looking to pull out a game like the one they had against Jacks two weeks ago. Waimea College have strength (and options) right through the court while Prices are struggling at both ends of the court on account of injury. While Waimea are likely to take maximum points, Prices are capable of surprise. Stoke NBS have bragging rights over Richmond Robbie’s Bar & Bistro, however they know too well their win was over a depleted Richmond a month ago. Stoke NBS have turned up the heat in their last two games however they did lose two players with ankle injuries on Thursday. A win is important to both teams, it should be a good one to watch at 8.15pm


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Nelson rally driver wins maiden race Ben Hunt won his first ever rally when he took out the third round of the National Rally Championship, the Manawatu Daybreaker, on Saturday. Until this season the Nelson diesel mechanic has only ever competed in class winning cars, but his step up to a turbocharged all wheel drive WRX STI outright contender has produced immediate results. For much of the Daybreaker event he and co-driver Tony Rawstron battled with former champion Chris West (Christchurch) for second place behind Masterton’s Richard Mason. But when Richard stopped in the last stage with mechanical problems, Ben took his maiden win by 13 seconds over Chris. “We wanted to be competitive from

the start of the season,” said an ecstatic Ben. “And Manawatu showed we could be. It’s pretty awesome.” For the last two years Ben has won the Two Wheel Drive National Championship in a Ford Fiesta and in 2011 he was also the Junior Champion for drivers younger than 25 years old. At the end of last year he finished a giant killing second overall in the final round of the championship at Gisborne in the Fiesta. The step up to the ex Emma Gilmour WRX STI has produced immediate results for him, finishing third at the opening round of the series at Otago and then fourth at Whangarei. Ben is tackling the season with support from Winger Subaru, Total Oils and his family and friends.

Nelson College striker Joel Harden fires the ball into the back of the Waimakariri United net to score Nelson's sole goal in the 2-1 loss at Saxton Field on Saturday. Photo: Andrew Board.

Nelson College bundled out of cup Nelson College has been bundled out of the Chatham Cup with a 2-1 loss to Waimakariri United on Saturday. Waimakariri made their second trip to Nelson in as many weeks after heavy rain caused the cancellation of their game at half time last Sunday. In that game they were 2-0 up at half time but the second time around they found it more difficult to

break down the College defence, going into the half time break with no score. College looked good when they played the ball on the ground with the bigger Waimakariri players having the advantage when the ball went aerial. Waimakariri did get their two goals though, the first shortly after half time and appeared to have withstood the College at-

tack. Nelson didn't drop their heads though and continue to press on. Striker Joel Harden looked dangerous with the ball and his curling shot from the edge of the box brought the home side right back in the match at 2-1. Nelson had all the running in the final ten minutes but couldn't break down the solid Waimakariri defence, ending its run in the cup.

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Nelson's Ben Hunt celebrates his first ever rally victory after the Manawatu Daybreaker, which is part of the National Rally Championship with co-driver Tony Rawstron over the weekend. Photo: Geoff Ridder.

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Rainbow Ski area will open for the 2013 season this Saturday. Workers on the field have been hard at work making snow for the Base area. A new high volume snowmaking pump has enabled the snowmakers to make over 20,000 cubic metres of snow on the beginners and intermediate slopes as well as further up the field. Recent storms saw hurricane force winds go through the ski area – causing some damage to base facilities. The usual swarm of Rainbow volunteers have put everything back

in place and ready for action this Saturday. Snow fences used to store snow in storms have a lot of run from the bottom car park, or chains can be hired, with providers listed on the Rainbow website. snow ready to be pushed out onto trails. Rainbow Ski area has again relied heavily on their army Family day passes have been retained after their successof volunteer members to get the ski area ready for open- ful introduction last year. Two adults and two or more of ing to the community this Saturday. Spokesman Hamish their children or grandchildren up to 17 years-old can ski Neill says the amount of support from ALL ages is quite on the pass, at only $190, with extra children added for incredible. Volunteers put thousands of man hours main- only $30. taining and upgrading the ski field every year. “This year Day passes have been kept as low as possible with Rainhas been no different and, weather and snow permitting, we are ready to go” This year the snowmaking capability has been expanded – so the heavy frost season has been perfect for the guns to convert over 8 million litres of water into snow. All of the support services are ready for action Award-winning, custom-made joinery for The Rainbow Shuttle residential & commercial projects. service will again be Proud to be involved with Rainbow Ski Field running through Nelson, Stoke, Richmond 03 544 0087 | www.baysjoinery.co.nz and St Arnaud every day the ski fields Hitting the slopes for a day of fun! are open this winter. CE 2006 SIN OW B IN A R OF Timetables are available online, where bow proud to announce the third straight year of no price RS O PROUD SPONS increases. Adult passes cost $70 a day, or $49 for a half you can also book your ticket. The bus provides a great transport op- day, beginning at 12.30pm, half this price for children up tion, as all cars and buses need to car- to 17 years. Students from New Zealand and Australia can ry chains fitted to the vehicle to gain enjoy a day on the slopes for only $50. Children under access from the bottom car park, no seven can try their talents on the snow for free. matter the weather conditions, in case Rainbow boasts leading facilities, with a café on the snow they are needed. Shuttle bus services serving a great range of food, from soups and pies to sweets and treats, as well as hot and cold drinks. It’s a great way to take a break from tearing up Pleased to be involved with the snow and warm your hands over a coffee and snack. the Rainbow Ski Field Rental gear is available, as well as repairs and maintenance services for snow equipment. Ski and board schools offer lessons for all stages of

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Bronie Edwards tussles with her counterpart during Nelson's 4-0 win over Marlborough on Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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FIBRO HYDRO-CISE. Hydrotherapy for Fibromyalgia. Gentle exercise to Manage pain, stretch & relax your mind & muscles. Starts Thurs 1 Aug, 3.30-4.30pm, $6,Ngawhatu pool, Stoke Call Angie 5470198 or just turn-up AngIE'S AquAFItnESS Exhilarating & Motivating Aqua Class. Superb way to get back into activity in warm water pool. All abilities shapes & sizes welcome. Tues 10.45-11.45am, Thurs 6-7pm, $7, Ngawhatu Pool , Stoke Angie 547 0198 AtAWHAI ‘StAY ACtIVE’ CIRCuIt. Come join a fun & social class combining aerobics & circuit designed to improve strength, fitness, posture, flexibility and MORE! Wed 2pm & Fri 9am. Starts 17 July. St Peters Church, Atawhai Cres. $8 for 1 class per week/$13 for 2. Julie 5450955. VSA FunDRAISER cookbook “BEEN THERE, ATE THAT. Favourite recipes of Nelson’s returned VSA volunteers - Bin inn Nelson, Eat Me Fruit & Veg St Vincent St and Gallery & Cafe 111 Bridge St. Sandy 5489302 or sandy.stephens@clear.net.nz. nELSOn CItY BRASS Youth Band concert, Boys College, Sun 7 July, 7pm. Come & hear the NZ Youth Champions play before going to the National Competition to defend their title. All money raised will help get the band there. SMALL POPPIES: We are currently recruiting gifted & talented 3 & 4yr olds for our Friday morning programme in Term 3. For an interview with the director of gifted education on the afternoon of 12 July, please phone Deb 021 182 0767. MARCHIng nELSOn Muster Day Sun 7 July, Nayland College gym 1pm for girls aged 5yrs & up, come & check out our great sport & what it has to offer. For more contact Joc 544 6406 or Lisa 544 4404 nELSOn HIStORICAL SOCIEtY meets Mon 8 July, 7.30pm Masonic Hall, Nile St. Speaker: Amanda Young, Archaeologist ‘Uncovering Nelson’s Past’. All welcome $2 entry. Annette Lee 545 0498. nELSOn tRAMPIng CLuB invites you, July 6-7, Balloon Hut - medium. See programme online for details http://nelsontrampingclub.org.nz FRESH FOCuS All welcome. Dr Gillian Greer, "Development priorities for a better world - from global promises to local reality", Mon 8 July 10-11am, Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Dr, Entry $2. LIBRARY MOntHLY BOOK SALE 10am-12:30pm, Sat 6 July. Elma Turner Library, Halifax St. Andrea 546 0403 nELSOn CItY LunCHEOn CLuB All welcome. Mayor Richard Kempthorne speaking on “The economy of the Tasman District”, Mon, 8 July, 12-2pm, 107 Nile St (Masonic Centre), with luncheon for $16. StOKE SEnIORS Wed 3 July the Richmond Scottish Country Dancers perform, 1.30pm. Wed 10 July Birchwood School Ukulele Band entertain, 1.30pm. Thurs 18 July Bastille Day commemoration from 11am. Ooh la la! Enjoy excerpts from "Allo, Allo" then a French Speciality meal at midday. $12. Musical entertainment by Anne Spear & Christine Grove on accordion, 1.30pm. Don’t forget to wear your blue, white & red national colours. Please book. Tues 23 July, the Highlights singing group perform their musical mix from the 50's & 60's, 1.30pm. Tues 30July Ken & David Quartet entertain with popular show songs & others, 1.30pm All concerts- $3 entry (includes Afternoon Tea) unless otherwise stated. Stoke Seniors

Hall, 548 Main Rd, (behind Memorial Hall) 547 2660 or stokeseniors@xtra.co.nz CROquEt: Open days Sun 14 & Tues 16 July. 12.30 for 1pm start. Wear flat shoes & long pants. Nelson Hinemoa Club, Halifax St, across from Anzac Park. Great clubhouse facilities too. Come along & have a go or call Carl 539 1108 / Alan 546 7396 SOCIAL tABLE tEnnIS Join us at Club Waimea, Richmond Mon & Fri mornings from 9am Morning tea provided ALL WELCOME Ph Karen 5473005 for details SOCIEtY OF BEER ADVOCAtES Wed 3 July. 6.30pm Sprig and Fern, Upper Queen St, Richmond is the place to be to find out about Home Brewing & meet other supporters of Craft beers. More info, call Peter 021 0707 624 or 927 6237 WRItERS At LunCtIME Everyone interested in writing is welcome on Wed 3 July, 11.30am-1.30pm, The Prince Albert Hotel, 113 Nile St. Guest speaker at 12.30pm: Jeanette Cook on aspects of editing. Admission free. Chrissie 546 9818 LIVIng ALOnE AFtERnOOn tEA: Nelson Cathedral, Mon 8 July, 2-3.30pm AStROnOMY LECtuRE: Carl Horn, "Mars: The Big Picture”. Thurs 4 July, Cawthron Institute Meeting Room, 7:30pm. All welcome. FIBRE SPECtRuM: July Exhibition "Take Flight" by artist Helen Millen. Exhibition is made up of eco dyed merino jackets, tops & dresses, scarves & fingerless gloves. Colours & patterns appear on the cloth through the process of alchemy with no textile being the same. 280 Trafalgar St. Ph: 548 1939 www.fibrespectrum.co.nz tRIVIA quIZ nIgHt: Sat 13 July, Guppy Park Hall, Nelson. Rewa Ladies Hockey Club invite you to our 2013 fundraiser. Great prizes, auction, fun games, food & refreshments. Teams of 6-8, $10 per person. Ph Cheryl 0273356249 or Karen 5474781 for info and tickets. FInAnCIAL OFFICER FOR WAIMARAMA COMMunItY gARDEnS: We've got a laptop with a Banklink programme for accounts. We just need to match this up with someone with financial skills & a bit of spare time to help us keep track of the small amounts that go in & out each month - a useful voluntary role to support a valued local amenity. Email: waimaramacommunitygardens@gmail.com tAHunAnuI WOMEn’S InStItutE at Stoke Retirement Village 188 Songer St, Stoke. 4 July meeting at 12.30pm sharp with soup & roll etc. $5 door charge includes lunch, raffles & entertainment. Phone Colleen 548 7902 DYSLEXIC? A free course for working adults. Learn new strategies for paperwork, memory & organisation. Weds evenings for 8 weeks starting 7 August. Adult Learning Support Ph. 548 3041, www. adultlearning.co.nz WOuLD YOu LIKE tO MAKE A DIFFEREnCE & be part of a team? Supporting Bhutanese & Burmese families resettle in Nelson is fun & rewarding. Full training provided. Next Red Cross Refugee Services training course: 12-14 July. Info: jettie. zeestraten@redcross.org.nz or 548-4978 MIDWIntER CHRIStMAS CRAFt MARKEt: Sun 7 July, 10am-3pm, Hope Recreation Hall. Gold coin entry, proceeds donated to Nelson Region Hospice Trust. Stallholder info or details: midwintermarket@yahoo.co.nz/facebook:Midwinter Christmas Craft Market. nELSOn SquASH CLuB 50th Anni-

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