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Thousands welcome Santa to Nelson The festive season was kicked off on Trafalgar St with thousands of children and adults lining the kerb to see the annual Nelson Santa Parade. The Nelson parade was first up this year, and falling on December 1, it was the perfect opportunity to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Organiser Huup Waagen labelled this year’s event as “amazing” and says the weather couldn’t have been better. “It was a beautiful day and we were very lucky with the weather,” he says. “The weather is everything for the parade. If it’s scorching hot then everyone in the parade gets tired. It was all great.” More than 40 floats were entered this year, and they ranged from businesses, schools, churches, musical groups and community events. “It’s awesome and if they’re involved in this community you can always have a win-win. You show your organisation or your business and at the same time you can vent your creativity.” Eight floats would be chosen later this week and rewarded for their originality, creativity and quality. Following the parade, a carnival was held at Trafalgar Park.

Housing NZ U-turn on family dog A “traumatised” Stoke family is delighted Housing New Zealand has performed a Uturn and allowed their pet dog Bella to stay with them. Carley Lissington and her four children moved into a state house in Orchard St three years ago after leaving an abusive relationship. Her children suffered nightmares from the abuse and shortly after moving in an intruder broke in one night

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from Nelson City Council saying there was a complaint of barking and whining that “may have” come from her property. That led to Housing New Zealand being informed and them telling Carley she didn’t have permission to have a dog and she would have to get rid of it. “When I spoke to the lady from Housing New Zealand she asked if we had a dog and I said ‘yes, we’ve had her for a year and a half and we’ve never had a complaint’. Both our neighbours know her really well, there’s been no problem.” She was then told that she’d have to get rid of the dog because she didn’t have permission to get it in the first place. She says she was “devastated”. “I broke down, I couldn’t even speak to her. I just said ‘what can I do to keep this dog?’ I will do anything. The kids were distraught,

they’re looking at Bella and asking ‘are we going to lose a family member?’” Carley was told she could fill out some paperwork and apply to keep the dog but she had next to “zero per cent” chance of it being successful. But after Nelson Weekly contacted Housing New Zealand to find out why the dog had to go, Carley says she received word that they would be able to keep Bella after all. Carley says the decision means the world to her family. “She’s like therapy to us, if we didn’t have Bella, a couple of us just wouldn’t be able to function properly. She’s been so much for us and my family have seen that in me as well.” Housing New Zealand’s regional manager Symon Leggett says they called Carley to let her know she could keep the dog. “We empathise with Carley’s situation and we appreciate the difference having their dog makes to her and her family.”


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A group of Stoke residents whose properties back on to Whakatu Drive say the noise coming from the highway is getting too much to bear and they want the owners of the road to resurface it. They say New Zealand Transport Agency promised the motorway would be sealed with “noise limiting seal” but the latest resurface is the worst it’s ever been because the chip on the road is so coarse. Nelson Grey Power committee member Bob Hancock says the organisation is looking to lobby on the residents’ behalf. “When the bypass was built, residents near to it, on Rosebank Terrace, were anxious about the amount of noise that would come with it. They’ve said they were given assurances that the type of surface to be used was not going to be a noisy coarse chip. It wasn’t and of course the thing was built, time went by and it’s since been resurfaced with even coarser chip seal.” Bob says it’s time the road was sealed in asphalt in line with what is used on other highways around the country. “We do know the cost is considerably more where asphalt is

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Residents living near the Stoke bypass are up in arms about noise levels that they say are affecting their day to day lives. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. concerned but the noise is too much and people are very annoyed. The aim is that the next time it is resealed, it is done in asphalt.” But that could be a long time coming, given that the life span of the current chip seal is ten years. That is a worst case scenario for local resident Brian Fairbairn who has lived on Rosebank Terrace for the past eight years. He says the noise level has become unbearable since the last reseal and he’s well and truly fed up with the situation. “It’s an absolute nightmare.” His home backs onto the highway and is separated by a few metres of grass bank and a fence. “They are going to have to realise that there is a problem, and they are going to have to accept it and do something about it. It

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nEW lighTS go livE: Nelson’s newest traffic lights are set to go live today. Motorists are advised to take care around the new traffic signals at the corner of Waimea Rd and Motueka St when they are turned on. The road layout has changed so motorists need to take extra care while they adjust to the changes. The traffic lights have been installed in an effort to make the intersection safer. It has historically had one of the worst crash rates in the area. MAYorS’ chriSTMAS: For more than 30 years the Mayors’ Christmas Dinner has been going strong, thanks to the team of dedicated volunteers and the generous support of sponsors. The aim is to make the day festive for senior citizens who may not have family to spend the day with. Tickets are $15 and available at the council office on Trafalgar St, the Stoke Library and Tasman District Council in Queen St, Richmond.

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andrew@nelsonweekly.co.nz “Thank God it’s over”. That was the catch cry from residents of Waimea Village on Saturday night as they celebrated buying the village from Michael and Carolyn Wright. The Wright’s eight year tenure as owners and managers of the village ended on Friday and residents were keen to blow off steam and celebrate the end to the gruelling three year dispute. The battle stemmed from annual increases to the monthly levy residents paid, which started from $80 a month at the end of 2010 to a proposed $350 this year. Residents were furious with the massive increases, which they had to pay on top of rates and other normal bills. The residents had other issues as well. They had paid almost $400,000 in a repair and replacement fund that was controlled by the Wrights. The residents felt the money wasn’t there and went to court to try to protect the fund. But all that is behind them now, including this year’s proposed increase to $350 which is already dead in the water. Those 148 of the 172 home owners in the village that bought a share have already seen their levy payments drop to $135 a month and it is expected to drop even further in six months’ time when the costs are reviewed. The remaining lease owners are

Waimea Village residents committee members, new board members and other supporters of the residents celebrate buying the village from Michael and Carolyn Wright. Photo: Andrew Board. still paying the same price, $172.50. The village is now managed by a five person board, all elected by the residents and headed by Network Tasman chairman, Trevor Tuffnell. The board is comprised of three outsiders and two people who live in the village. It has contracted out the management services, which Kit Maling – the former councillor who stitched the deal to buy the village together – has secured for a year. Residents committee chair Jerry Rowland says the party on Saturday night was a great event. “It was brilliant, everybody was relaxed and laughing and we had a huge crowd. I mean the hall was packed, everyone brought enough food to feed half of Nelson for the next week,” he joked.

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He says there has been a noticeable difference in the village already. “Everyone is laughing and smiling. This is really what the village has needed, a shot in the arm. The sale will also make a huge impact on the value of property in the village because there’s no longer any insecurity or tension. The people can look forward to the future and people buying homes here can look forward to the future.” Jerry also thanked all those who had stood up for the residents including their lawyer Warwick Heal, accountant David Verhagen, councillor Judene Edgar, Kit Maling and Weekly publisher Steve Page. As well as his committee members, residents and the general population who supported the residents.

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Fish oil demand means move for Stoke firm Stoke-based fish oil refining company SeaDragon has given the green light to plans to build a new $6million plant near Richmond that will increase its annual production ten times to 5000 tonnes. SeaDragon is already the largest refiner of fish oils in Australasia producing 400 to 500 tonnes a year for the growing health supplements industry. It employs 10 staff but that number will more than double once the new plant is completed by this time next year. Chief executive Ross Keeley says the new factory will be built on a site near the corner of Lower Queen St and Best Island Rd. The plant will be 1000 square metres “with some height that is required for the processing of fish oils,” he says. “We have raised the funds to proceed and move to the next stage and over the past week we have got close to completing the contracts with the landlord and the key equipment suppliers. It has been a long time in the planning and we expect to start construction in the first quarter of next year with a 12-month construction phase - it should be completed by this time next year.” Ross says SeaDragon is expanding because it can’t keep up with the demand for its products. The company will continue processing fish oil at its Nayland Road site but eventually plans to move its entire operation to the new plant. “Currently we cannot meet demand,” Ross says. “We’re always seeking new suppliers and new avenues.” The new plant will also see a slight shift in emphasis for SeaDragon. It

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simon@waimeaweekly.co.nz presently extracts oils from sharks caught under the quota system in New Zealand waters but will change its focus to higher quality oils from hoki, salmon and tuna once the new plant is operating. “SeaDragon is in a unique position to develop a high-value niche within the fast growing international market for Omega 3-rich fish oils. We are situated at the heart of the New Zealand fishing industry in Nelson, giving us access to abundant sources of hoki fished from the world’s cleanest oceans as well as salmon farmed in the Marlborough Sounds. “Oil from both species is rare and can attract a premium over the anchovy oils that dominate the Omega-3 fish oil market. We also benefit from New Zealand’s reputation for integrity, food product purity and safety.” Ross says they will process the entire fish once the fillet has been removed. He says the hoki will come from Sealord and Talley’s, the salmon from New Zealand King Salmon and the tuna from Solander’s joint venture in Fiji. “We will be dealing with Nelson companies where possible which adds value to the region’s fishing industry,” he says. Ross says this year about 77 per cent of SeaDragon’s sales, which totalled $9million, were to overseas markets. The focus on international markets will continue once the new plant is fully operational.

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Broadgreen Intermediate School students Aimee Wagner, Sophie Bisdee, Frayja Elliot, Dania Buckley, Keayla Kerslake, Zoe Sim, Sarah Fish, Sarah Eynon, Rebecca Richards and Elicia Vervaart show off some of the art on display at the school’s exhibition which runs until Thursday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Broadgreen Intermediate shows off its art A year of student artwork will be on exhibition at Broadgreen Intermediate School until Thursday. Officially opened last night, the biennial spring art exhibition highlights the best work from each student during the school year. Some students have more than one piece, and there was a wide variety of themes and

designs ranging from photography and painting to sculptures and clay. “There are themes like sunsets and silhouettes but they’re all put up randomly. A lot of them are based on artists work,” art teacher Jeana Packer says. “It all depended on the classes as to what they did but I’m really proud of the work they’ve done.”

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A toxic alga that is deadly to dogs is in the Maitai River, prompting Nelson City Council to issue a warning to dog owners not to let their dogs swim there. The council issued the warning for people to avoid swimming and letting their dogs swim in or drink from parts of the river late last week after the toxic blue-green alga, known as cyanobacteria, was found to be in very high levels. The areas affected are in the lower Maitai from Maitai Camp downstream and the problem is likely to persist over summer. Temporary signs warning people to stay away from the water are being erected at the main entry points to the lower Maitai recreation areas. These will be replaced soon with permanent information and warning signs. The alga is a black or dark brown colour, in appearance, typically with an “oily” sheen and “musky” smell and can be easily seen along the river. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ed Kiddle, says people have to assume

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Local driveways to be made safer Eighty Nelson driveways belonging to state homes will be made “child safe” thanks to a new Housing New Zealand initiative. Housing Minister and Nelson MP Nick Smith made the announcement on Friday, which will see 4000 driveways made safer by June next year in a $30 million programme. New Zealand has one of the highest rates

of child driveway accidents in the world, says Nick and it is estimated that one child is hospitalised every two weeks and five children are killed each year as a result of driveway accidents. “Many of these tragic accidents have occurred at state houses which is why Housing New Zealand has embarked on the driveway safety programme. My hope is

that this programme will inspire private landlords and homeowners to follow suit.” The announcement was made at an Open Day at a state house in Motueka, organised with the help of Roadsafe Nelson Bays. The property is one of the first in New Zealand to be made safer with new fencing and selfclosing gates. “This simple programme focuses on separating driveways from play

areas and installing interventions such as fencing, self-closing gates, speed restriction signs, speed humps, and convex mirrors to prevent driveway safety accidents from occurring,” says Nick. Earlier this year Housing New Zealand inspected more than 13,000 state houses where children under five live. For more information visit www.mysafekids.org.nz.

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Sergeant Mike Wardle who was presented with a bravery award on Sunday. He is pictured with Tasman commander Richard Chambers. Photo: Andrew Board.

Nelson sergeant Mike Wardle says he’s “humbled” by the rare bravery award he received yesterday for staring down the barrel of a loaded shotgun, giving a wounded officer time to get free. Mike was working in Christchurch when he turned up to a “routine” job. He and another officer were knocking on the doors of a block of four flats to issue a warning to the owners. When the officers got to the last house they smelt cannabis. The owner admitted to smoking it but Mike wasn’t satisfied and asked to come in, suspecting they were growing cannabis inside. That started a series of events that led to officer Bruce Lamb being shot in the face as he opened the bedroom door of the offender, officer Mitch Alatalo being shot in the leg as he escaped by a bathroom window and police dog

Gage being shot and killed. As Bruce lay on the floor with a shattered jaw, Mike stepped over his colleague with a taser pointed at the offender, who had a loaded gun pointed at his head. The taser missed the mark and the offender’s gun twice jammed as he tried to shoot Mike in the face. As Mike quickly reloaded the taser the man ran back into his bedroom, giving officers enough time to get Bruce out of the house and to hospital. The gunman, Christopher Graham Smith, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the incident and Mike was awarded with the NZ Bravery Decoration for an act of exceptional bravery in a situation of danger. Mike says it was a horrible incident but he was honoured to receive the award.

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Airport celebrations ‘bring back great memories’ Ten thousand people turned out for the Nelson Airport 75th anniversary celebrations on Saturday and it was a walk down memory lane for some people in more ways than one. The airport opened its doors to the public on Saturday to share the milestone with the community who enjoyed a full day of entertainment. With classic aircraft on display, DC3 and helicopter rides available, there was plenty for the public to see and do, but it was the flyover by the classic fighters including Nanchangs and an Avro Anson that had Stoke man Harold Ford brimming with anticipation. While Nelson’s aviation history started with the landing of an Avro 504 in 1921, that particular manufacturer brings back fond memories for Harold. A Mark II Avro Anson was the aircraft the 92 year old undertook his training in whilst in the RNZAF during WW2. He says he was pleased to have the opportunity to see an aircraft like it in the sky again after so many years. “It is amazing to see. The Avro Anson was first built in 1935 and the last in 1952. It was the longest serving aircraft during the war.” The flyover by the 1936 Mark I Avro Anson bomber was courte-

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sy of local man Bill Reid who has spent the best part of 10 years restoring the plane. Harold says he has been “keeping an eye on the restoration” but until Saturday hadn't seen it in the sky. “It's nice to see the dear old thing going past. It brings back memories. Good memories, of flying.” Harold says while the highlight of the day for him was seeing the Avro Anson in action, he thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the event. “I'm a Nelsonian born and bred, so it's been a really good day, to celebrate the anniversary.” Nelson Airport was constructed, opened and functioning in 1938 with the first commercial flight taking off on November 30 of that year. It has become the fourth busiest airport in the country, rubbing shoulders with bigger centres such as Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, with 800,000 passengers touching down and taking off every year. Nelson Airport CEO Kaye McNabb says the event was a rare opportunity for community celebration and organisers were in

Bill Reid with Harold Ford, a 92 year old Stoke man who visited the Nelson Airport's anniversary celebrations especially to see the only flying Avro Anson in the world. Insert: Jack, 12, and Ross Bateup enjoying the day at Nelson Airport. Photos: Sinead Ogilvie. agreement that the event went very well. “We are very happy with how it turned out, delighted in fact. “It was just what I wanted it to be, a shared celebration between the community and its airport.”

She says highlights of the open day were the number of aircraft on display. “To be able to get up close and personal is not an opportunity a lot of people get, so it was fantastic. “Having the Avro Anson arrive,

knowing it is the last flying in the world, that we were able to see it was very special.” A formal dinner to celebrate the anniversary, which was held at the Rutherford Hotel on Saturday, night was also well attended.

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Having a party/event/function? Call our photographer 548 4949 or 027 548 4948 Tim Dunnill and Tena Stanbridge at the Boathouse on Saturday night.

Bev Austing, Shirley Smith and Betty MacDougall of Nelson Hospice at the Speights Ale House on Saturday.

This week we received some snaps from a RE/ MAX Real Estate celebration on Friday evening. We also went along to the Speights Ale House where Nelson Hospice volunteers and employees were having lunch. We also checked out a Christmas function at the Boat House. Remember, if you’d like us to come and take photos at your event or party give us a call on 548 4949 or you can email us at editorial@ nelsonweekly.co.nz. See you next week.

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Alzheimer’s volunteer retires after 25 years Sinead Ogilvie Reporter

reporter@nelsonweekly.co.nz After 25 years of volunteering her time to people living with dementia, you could say local woman Margaret Knight has well and truly earned herself some time out. But at the turn of her quarter century with Alzheimer’s Nelson, the 79 year old may be retiring from some of her responsibilities but she’s still just as dedicated to the organisation as she was when she first started. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a disease that can affect memory, thinking, behaviour, personality and emotion. Because it is a progressive syndrome, symptoms gradually worsen and it can affect anyone, at any age making it incredibly hard for the family who are left to cope, hence the need for support services says Margaret. “Having a family member with dementia is devastating and it takes a toll on the person who cares for them day to day.” She says support services such as daily day care services and a social, caregiver coffee group amongst many others means caregivers are not only given a much needed break, but they receive educational support and above all a reassurance that they don’t have to go it alone. “It’s a 36 hour day for them, so it is really important that we offer the time out.” Margaret has spent her years giving up her time to the day care group, which offers

Alzheimer’s Nelson founding member Helen Webber, left, with long serving volunteer of 25 years Margaret Knight last week. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. valuable down time to the loved ones who “When we first started out, sometimes care for Alzheimer’s sufferers. you’d get to people’s homes and they’d still “We offer the day care service because be in bed, we’d have to dress them. She they do need special care. It keeps the recalls one gentleman who she used to client happy, they have fun, but the main struggle to even get in the car. reason is to give the caregiver a break.” “He was an ex prisoner of war of Japan She says she’s stuck with it for so long and I had a Japanese car. Each time I because she’s developed a love for the had to coax him into it. It’s different now people she comes across. because we have vans.” “They are lovely, naive, and helpless. You While Margaret is retiring from the Day can have great conversations. But there is Care, she’s still going to be an active a care and rapport you have to have. That’s supporter of Alzheimer’s Nelson. somebody’s dad, granddad or husband.” “I have become very fond of the members She says times have changed since she and developed a real love for helping the first started volunteering, with the confused. It’s about helping those who are services now operated by the Presbyterian less fortunate.” Church. They have designated drivers For help or to volunteer with Alzheimer’s now where in the early days Margaret says Nelson, phone them on 546 7702 or 544 the volunteers would pick up and drop off. 7704.

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Kids raise funds for Natureland A group of students from Waimea Intermediate School have won an award in a national competition offered by the Young Enterprise Trust. The students won $500 towards their community project, as part of the Community Enterprise Competition. Under the programme the students had to plan a project to benefit their local community, in partnership with a not-for-profit or charitable organisation. The team chose to develop a fundraising initiative for the Natureland Zoo Rescue and Rehabilitation Project, aiming to support and promote the awareness and conservation of birdlife, in particular the tui. As one of six teams to be awarded the funds to complete their project, they were able to write

and illustrate a book called “Keri”, which tells the story of a tui that is attacked by a cat, then rescued and nursed back to good health. Group member Estella Brown, 12, who co-authored the book says it was “a nice way to help out and it's good to know we accomplished something,” while Brtiney Terris, 11, says that they “did it for a good reason” and were proud of what they achieved. The book will be sold to locals and visitors to the region with funds going back to the Rescue and Rehabilitiation project, which is currently solely funded by the zoo. Christine Ewers, educator for Natureland Zoo says the funds will be extremely helpful and Natureland was grateful for the students efforts.

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A resilient crowd braved Saturday’s rain to take part in a mass walk from Trafalgar St to Tahunanui Beach. The walk was organised by Soroptimist International of Nelson and Waimea in conjunction with the Te Rito Network, in a show of solidarity to support a zero tolerance to violence against women. Starting from the 1903 Square and walking the length of Rocks Rd to the beach, the group was encouraged by passing motorists who tooted their support. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie.

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Local people are needed to enlist for a WWI re-enactment next year to help commemorate 100 years since the start of the 'Great War'. Photo: Andrea Seymour. for upwards of six hours a day for three days. Any ages from 14-60 plus. “It’s hard work, yes,” TJ says. “But so worthwhile. We present world-class displays and are gaining national recognition for the Anzac Experience. Some people consider we glorify war but you cannot experience the sights, smells, sounds of war as we do and glorify it in any way. War is filth and disease, it’s sacrifice and waste. Edmund Burke said: 'An event had happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.' But these words sum up why we do this event.” Auditions are to be held Sunday December 15 at 10am. Please contact TJ at dramatix@ dramatix.co.nz or phone Barbara Seymour on 027 698 7124 for more information.

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From accountant to children’s book author Nelson accountant Ross Stevenson has taken time out from his day job to write two children’s books which he has just published. Ross has written “a bit of poetry over the years” and when he had some spare time on his hands last year decided to write a book. The end result were two children’s fiction books with an animal

theme, Herbert The Hound Dog and Freddie The Ferret which have been published by US-based print-on-demand publisher Xlibris. Ross says his first book, Herbert The Hound Dog, is about the adventures of a young hound dog who dreams about becoming a tracker. Freddie The Ferret also features Herbert as the young hound dog tries to prove himself

Although Ross is a keen part-time poet he says he never thought about writing a book until last year when he was taking care of his ill wife Lynn. “My wife had a stroke and I stayed at home with her and that’s when I started. It happened by accident really.” When Ross finished Herbert The Hound Dog he decided to submit his work to a discerning

Ross Stevenson. by tracking down the cunning ferret. Both books are illustrated by Raynald Kudemas.

critic and was thrilled when it came back with a rave review. “I gave the manuscript to one of my colleagues to read to their threeyear-old son,” Ross says. “He really liked it so I thought I’d take the next step and publish it.” He has 100 printed copies of each book which can be purchased for $25 by emailing Ross at herbertthehounddog@xtra.co.nz.

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Ahlam Ayoubzadeh pushes her brother Amir during a wheelchair race at the launch of charity Let’s Wheel the Wheels. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

A new charity aimed at raising awareness and support for people in wheelchairs was launched in Tahunanui on Friday morning. Let’s Wheel the Wheels is the brainchild of local woman Shala Rashidi. Shala’s son Amir Ayoubzadeh is disabled and she knows first hand the hurdles that families must over come to deal with that, even things like public accessibility. “I think this community needs a little bit more awareness and understanding about disabled people’s difficulties,” she says when asked why the charity was created. “There are places that need better access. Imagine going for a swim on the beach, well how can someone wheel themselves to the water?” Close to 100 people attended the official launch and a variety of ser-

vices and businesses such as NZ Care Group, Idea Services, Pinnacle House, Disability Sport Services, Access Mobility, City Fitness and Maitai School were also in attendance. First term Nelson City Councillor Tim Skinner spoke at the event and told the audience that the launch was “inspiring” and that its founders should be “really proud of what you’ve started”. Shala’s daughter Ahlam Ayoubzadeh says the eventual goal was for an expo to be held in Tahunanui annually. “Next year we want to grab everybody in the sector that does help people with mobility difficulties and disabilities. The idea is people can come here have fun, and learn a little bit and understand there is help out there.”

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Sujon expands into pills Tahunanui-based Sujon has expanded its product base by developing a blackcurrant pill. Sujon has watched its blackcurrant powder grow in popularity since it was launched three and a half years ago and it is now stocked throughout the country. The powder is also used by athletes all over the world including the Glasgow Celtic football club and Nelson's top multisport athletes and Giants star Mika Vukona. National sales manager Colin Stuart says the new product was in response to huge demand and it will

mean people will be able to get their blackcurrant intake without having to worry about a messy powder. “We've had really constant growth. About a third of our market is athletes and sports teams, another third is elderly and the other third are people who want to feel good and look after their health." Colin says the pill is part of a wider range of products it is looking to develop. He says two pills is the equivalent to a heaped teaspoon of their powder. The pills are stocked at health food stores around Nelson.

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This week you will have seen one of our officers Sergeant Mike Wardle in the news after the New Zealand Bravery Awards were announced. It's fantastic news for us to see our people receive such high honours for their work. Every day your local police go to work and have little or no idea what they might be called on to deal with. Their families live with uncertainty about the danger they might face too and the reality is that over the years some officers haven't come home at the end of the day. The situation Sergeant Wardle found himself in back in July 2010 is your worst nightmare. The officers were attending what appeared to be a fairly innocuous incident when a man turned on them and started shooting. One of his colleagues was shot in the face, another was shot in the leg and a police dog was killed. Sergeant Wardle came face to face with the gunman and by some stroke of luck, as the man aimed to shoot at him his rifle jammed. Armed with only a taser he stood his ground providing an opportunity for the injured officers to be moved to safety. Police officers don't go to work in the morning expecting to be shot. We go to work to protect the public and at times the people we are dealing with are not entirely reasonable. Often drugs, alcohol or mental illness are affecting their decision making. Our role has to be to ensure those people do not cause harm to the wider public or to themselves. In my view police officers make brave decisions and take brave actions every day of the week. It takes a lot of courage to face a car wreck, to intervene in a violent domestic incident or to knock on someone's door and tell them their son or daughter has been killed, but that's what we do. No one should have to go through what Sergeant Wardle went through and it is only right that he is honoured with one of the highest bravery awards in this country. He not only showed great courage, but he also retained his composure under unimaginable pressure. I'm extremely proud to call him a Nelson Bays police officer and this community should be proud too. We have some exceptional people working for you in the Nelson Bays police.

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editorial@waimeaweekly.co.nz Bringing up five years is a “major milestone” for the Nelson Ark, and co-founding trustee Karen Howieson says the future is exciting. “It means a lot. We started out in 2002 with no premises and no funding and it took us until 2008 to get significant funding and find a premises,” says Karen. The Nelson Ark rescues unwanted dogs and pairs them with young people who are perhaps losing their way, transforming the lives of both the young people and the rescued dogs, and Karen says by hitting the five year milestone that it showed the Nelson Ark “had survived”. “A lot of charitable trusts don’t make it but we’ve got community support, we’ve got funders and we’ve got wonderful volunteers that makes things happen.” Asked whether the trust had set goals to achieve after five years, Karen says it is only now that they can consolidate what they had done. “We’ve had requests by five other regions to deliver what we do and that’s pretty significant. I guess that shows it has achieved outcomes, that it works and that it makes a difference.” Looking forward, Karen says it would be ideal to have their own premises, having been currently operating out

Karen Howieson, Jeff Grimmett and Susan Murray-Rifici with Molly, a Nelson Ark dog, at the charitable trust’s five year birthday celebrations on Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo. of Stonehurst Farm in Hope. “Susan Murray-Rifici, the co-founding trustee, want a fully functional animal rescue facility but obviously the economic climate of the last few years meant that wasn’t a reality.” But in the short term, the aim will be to extend their programmes they currently offer. “Things are continuing to move for us and 2014 is obviously a year to consolidate and then look at having a fully functional animal rescue centre and not to be just the Nel-

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The purchase of Waimea Village by village shareholders has taken place and the new company directors and manager, the residents committee and residents are all working together and can look to a very positive future. As chairman of the residents committee I wish to thank the wider Nelson and Richmond community for your huge concern and personal and financial support. No matter where we went we were confronted with kind words of encouragement. Whoever said “a community doesn’t really care about the plight of others” could not have been more wrong. You cared! In particular, I must mention Steve Page and Andrew Board of the Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly, our lawyer Warwick Heal, our accountant David Verhagen, our advisor Judene Edgar and the purchase instigator Kit Maling. Each one has made a crucial contribution in time and effort that has determined where we are today. Of even greater importance, they have been with us from the very beginning and have become close and personal friends. However, my greatest thanks must go to the vast majority of village residents their families, friends and my fellow committee members. Their strength and determination to stand up against what they believed to be an on-going injustice was the pivotal factor in all of our actions. To my fellow committee members, no words can express the debt of gratitude the village owes to you. There were a few who tried to faction that unity, they failed! They simply misjudged the older generation. Many in the village may be in their twilight years yet they showed a backbone of determination that only many years of life’s experience can harden. Kind regards, Jerry Rowland, chairman of the Waimea Village Residents' Committee.

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Colin and Pauline Batchelor outside their business, Muritai Motordrome when it occupied a shared space with the Mobil service station prior to 1994. the road, and owners Colin and Pauline couldn’t be happier that their customers have come along for the ride. “We’re very proud to have achieved 25 years in business and we couldn’t have done it without our customers. It’s a very special milestone for us.” In 1988 they established their family business as a humble Warrant of Fitness and automotive repair workshop, based out of a shared site with Mobil on the corner of Muritai St. Ever since, they’ve been a constant fixture in central Tahunanui and have serviced local customers with all of their vehicle repair needs. Now, 25 years on their name is well known throughout the industry and they continue to set the bar

Colin did most of the construction work himself with the help of family and staff and Pauline remembers a lot of doubtful tradies at the time who thought it was a bit “farfetched” that he’d complete it. But it still stands strong today and has proven to be the best place for the business to grow into. “They couldn’t believe that he was doing it himself, but it worked out really well and it is still an ideal space.” Now the team is made up of Colin and Pauline, Pauline’s son Niven, Norm, Michael and more recently, Anton, an auto electrician, who are all experienced experts when it comes to cars, of any make or model. Anton has come onboard to allow a wider scope of services, bringing with him all of the diagnostic equipment necessary to

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look after come through the workshop, watched children all auto electrical issues and that has been grow into adults and had whole families bring another growth in the business that has secured in their vehicles for repairs. “It is quite amazing it’s future in the industry says Colin. “I never to see how many familiar faces are still bringing wanted to get into that side of things, but it’s their vehicle to us, after so many years.” the way things progress. Now we have Anton While they’ve sadly attended a few funerals of and all of the technology to be able to offer elderly customers over the years, they like to auto electrics, it is a really good thing.” So what else has made the business stand the test of time? Muritai Motordrome ticks all the boxes when it comes to being a successful family business. Putting in the long hours, going the extra mile and working hard to make it happen the team has formed a great reputation throughout the region. Despite their longevity, they haven’t eased off on the way they do things and are working just as hard today as they did in the earlier days says Pauline. “Sometimes it feels as though the longer we are here, the harder we work. It has been a great 25 years though. The fact that it is a family business is the reason we’ve done well. We wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t. Having my son Niven on board has been really fantastic.” She and Colin are also pleased to have retained long serving staff member Norm, who has been with them since the early days of the business. While Colin and Pauline have put their success down to great customer support, it’s obvious that Muritai Motordrome is also a product of their good will. Whether it is doing a great Pauline and Colin Batchelor celebrating 25 years in business job on someone’s vehicle or with staff members Niven Quintal, Michael Kidson and Norm finding that part for less, they Ross. Absent: Anton McLean. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. are well connected and loyal to their regulars and it shows in the many friendships they’ve made. Being around for so long, they’ve seen generations of customers

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Handel’s Messiah will go on stage this month in halls and auditoriums worldwide, but in Nelson the iconic work gets a new treatment, with the screening of local filmmaker Dan Kendrick’s documentary movie Hallelujah! The People and the Music. It features highlights from the Nelson Civic Choir’s 2011 performance of The Messiah, staged at the 100 year old Nelson School of Music, with behindthe-scenes footage and interviews with choir members and the conductor. At that time, Nelson music maestro Pete Rainey was conductor and musical director of the choir and says the opportunity of making a film was not to be missed. “Dan has such a creative talent, I felt that it would be remiss of me not to offer him the chance to create something magical around this – which is exactly what he has done,” says Pete. Dan attended rehearsals and conducted interviews for several months in the build-up to the performance, and says he gained the confidence of the singers as he went. “I wanted to capture real moments of humanity, without being intrusive in any way – no-one likes having a camera shoved in their face, so I wanted the choir to be completely relaxed with me being around.” Dan also conducted interviews with members of the choir, to give viewers an idea of who the choir members

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Visit Nelson filmmaker Dan Kendrick is preparing for the premiere of his documentary Hallelujah! The People and the Music featuring the performance of the Nelson Civic Choir at the Nelson School of Music. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. were, and what led them to join the choir in the first place. “I felt humbled by the trust and enthusiasm shown to me by the interviewees, it was a wonderful experience,” Dan said, “I feel very privileged.” On opening night Dan had four cameras in operation, capturing every possible angle; and then the hard work began - nearly nine months editing 15 hours of footage into 61 minutes. This,

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Keep your car safe this summer and visit Tasman Auto Electrics, the local team of friendly, highly skilled technicians committed to your auto electrical requirements. Air conditioning playing up? Don’t go through a long hot summer simply putting up with it. Tasman Auto Electrics have the equipment and the knowledge to sort it out for summer. Not only can a faulty air conditioning system leave you hot and bothered, but a unit that is not serviced or cared for properly can also cause potential expensive, unexpected and unpleasant problems. It may make strange noises, leak moisture, give off musty smells or worse cause allergic reactions from eye irritation, runny noses, tender throats and asthmatic symptoms. Your car’s cooling and heating systems generate and retain condensation all year round so dust and pollen often settle there, offering bacteria an ideal breeding ground. The best way to stop an air conditioning problem in its tracks is by running the unit at least five times per week to prevent seals drying out. You should disinfect your car annually to protect it against bacteria growth and it should be serviced every summer with a specialist disinfectant treatment. So before you hit the road this summer, visit Tasman Auto Electrics and have the team service and repair your air conditioning unit. Today MTA is the hub of New Zealand’s auto-

motive Industry representing more than 4000 automotive Industry professionals. MTA’s mission is to provide members, consumers and industry stakeholders with consistently superior service, standards and information. Members must work to a set of membership standards to maintain their membership. The MTA Customer Promise, Code of Ethics and warranty ensure that consumers receive the best possible service and have confidence in the work that is being carried out. Members must also meet acceptable environmental standards. Remember MTA Gift cards this Christmas with prizes to be won! Check out the list for your local “Good Guys.” Merry Christmas to all from your local MTA members. When it comes to your car it’s good to know the man fixing it is a well known local with a reputation for great service. Our community gets that peace of mind through Richmond Panelbeating Service. Owner Dallas Harris was born and bred here in Nelson and has over 40 years of panel beating experience under his belt. He specialises in general panel beating on all cars, warrant of fitness jobs, rust repair and classic car restoration. He studied his trade locally and prides himself on his old school style of excellence in his trade. After being in the panel beating business for so long, Dallas has made a lot of friends and

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Keep safe! Christmas can be a stressful time of year, financially, over eating and drinking and often we hit New Year making resolutions to improve our health. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is a vital indicator of good health. Keeping yours around 120/80 is the ideal goal for dodging a host of afflictions, including heart disease, a stroke and kidney failure. Monitor your pressure at home Checking blood pressure at home with an appropriate device can give you instant feedback on the benefits of diet and exercise and give you and your doctor a more accurate picture of your blood pressure. This is valuable, because some people experience “white coat hypertension,” in which blood pressure spikes higher than normal when measured at the doctor’s office. Now you can own your own blood pressure monitor.

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met a lot of locals and these loyal returning customers have spread the word that Richmond Panelbeating Service offer an honest, trustworthy and affordable service. Because Richmond Panelbeating Service is independently owned Dallas can offer competitive and friendly prices, preferring to provide a budget friendly option for his community and reliable and friendly service for customers all over the Nelson Tasman region. If you’ve come unstuck or had a bit of a bust up, head down to see Dallas at Richmond Panelbeating Service, the tried and trusted business that’s been around for 21 years. Be FireSmart and keep your family and the community safe this summer. Now is the time to be ensuring your property is ready for the hot dry weather to come. Sparks and embers from a wild fire can travel long distances. Embers carried by wind are the biggest threat to your house and property. What can you do? Keep house gutters clean, ensure embers can’t go under the house onto any flammable material stored under there. Have a non - flammable zone around your house of at least one metre, remove tree and shrub branches up to two to three metres off the ground in a circle at least 10 metres around the house. Store the firewood heap away from the house – not against the wall and plant low flammable species within 10 metres of your house. For further information see www.ruralfirenetwork.co.nz or if you would like some advice on how to be FireSmart your property call 544 2441.

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Keep safe this summer with these tips from the INP Medical Clinic. Alcohol often changes our decision-making, so make those decisions before drinking and control drinking. Make good choices about who we go out with – we can’t leave responsibility with friends, but having at least one sober person in the group helps. Everyone makes silly decisions sometimes – limit the damage by coming in to see one of the INP Medical Clinic team as soon as possible. 227 Queen St & Warring Carpark, Richmond Emergency contraception has to Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5.30 Sat - 9.30 - 2pm be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex – preferably in the first 24 hours – you can get it from us. STIs are very common over the summer – if there’s a chance that you’ll have sex over the summer Visit the friendly approachable non– keep a condom handy. If you do judgmental team at INP Medical have sex without a condom with a Clinic Nelson! new partner – you’ll need a checkThey are specialized female up. Make an appointment to see Doctors and nurses here to help one of the team. parents and teenagers with Sex that you don’t consent to is the best practical advice and never, ever ok – INP Medical Clinic products has a team to help. The sooner you come to see us the better, but as They will advise you on: soon as you can. • All forms of Remember that even though it contraception might be embarrassing, our team is • Contraceptive advice here to help – they won’t judge you • Sexually transmitted – but they have the skills to help. infections

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Talk to Amanda Sears at 4 Paws Pet Care about her dog walking and pet minding services. She offers individual dog walking and pet minding, providing quality time for your dog when you are out and about. Amanda’s services are very affordable and she offers a 30% discount to all Grey Power members and community services card holders. Her in home pet minding service suits any pet, whether you have a new puppy that needs to be toileted regularly or an old dog that needs company. Pet minding Amanda Sears is also ideal if you go away and your animal would prefer to stay in the comfort of their home. As well as dogs, Amanda can feed, water, clean and play with any animal, from guinea pigs, cats, dogs, to rabbits. Amanda is also an affordable, freelance graphic designer, offering low cost, high quality services. Amanda focuses on graphic design for small businesses, schools, community and charity organisations and local artists and is passionate about doing the little jobs that the big companies won’t. With experience in all areas of graphic design, Amanda specialises in print, brochures, business document setup, print media, flyers and more. Be part of a different kind of bank - The Co-operative Bank. The Cooperative Bank is the only bank in New Zealand to share its profits with its customers. We’re truly different from other banks - because we’re owned by our customers and we were built on the idea of giving back. In fact, we’ve been giving back to New Zealanders since 1928. What can we do for you today? Well quite a lot actually. • We can help with a mortgage, a personal loan, a term deposit, insurances or your everyday banking needs. Basically, everything you’d expect from a bank. • But we’ll also give you what you might not expect – products that are genuinely designed for your benefit, not ours. Because we’re not driven by our profit, we’re here for your prosperity. • So whatever you want from a bank, talk to us about a different kind of banking. The experienced Nelson team includes Bernadette, Sue, Keely, Sonya and Carmel. So come and join a different kind of bank and find out what we can do for you. OUR NEW YOUTH ACCOUNT PAYS 5%pa ON THE FIRST $4000 OF SAVINGS

New Zealand’s largest independent for her work on restoring the town’s premier residential real estate com- historic Melrose House, responsible pany has this month opened its new- for fundraising, organising open days est showroom in Nelson. Located and attracting sponsorship to ensure at the base of the iconic Cathedral the property, built around 1879, was Steps, the Trafalgar Street office will returned to its former glory. be spearheaded by well-known Nel- Ms Henbrey started her property cason local Simone Henbrey. “I knew reer in 1995 in Auckland, where she a publication of new zealand sotheby ’ s international realty for the marketing and there was demand in the region for a was responsible prestigious global brand and I’ve been sales of period homes in Mt Eden before moving to Neloverwhelmed with son in 2005. She is the positive feedback Featuring the very latest new listings and a selection also an experienced so far,” she says. of the best properties Aotearoa has to offer, as well as and award-winning New Zealand Sonews from the company and a lifestyle-focused editorial, interior designer, theby’s International this bi-monthly magazine will keep you up towhich date withhas graduating from the Realty, Auckland School of its head office in New Zealand property. Interior Design and Queenstown and ofNew York’s Sheffield fices throughout the School of Interior country, is the fastest Design. Ms Henbrey growing independhas marketed and ent real estate busisold a number of high ness in the country. Auckland profile properties The Nelson office is List exclusively with NZ and in the past few the third south island distribution office to open in as Sotheby’s and your property months sold several Napier is automatically featured in large family homes in many months. “The PROPERTY STYLE magazine gets Wellington Property Style magazine, Nelsons dress circle Brisbane company’s referral distributed to: distributed in the Koru Lounges above the Cathedral, system is unparalleled • All major airport KORU major airports throughout within New Zealand and an iconic historic so as soon as a prop- of LOUNGES Christchurch and Australiaand including Auckland New Zealand Australia. cottage in Victory. erty is listed with me Sydney Domestic, Wellington Domestic, She has just listed Nelson’s premium in Nelson, it’s listed with the entire Hawke’s Bay, Christchurch Melbourne Queenstown Quay Waterfront Apartments on an Sotheby’s International Realty team Domestic, Queenstown, Sydney, and Melbourne. exclusive basis. “I’m excited to showglobally. With over 13,000 Brisbane associates • The also distributed to finest properties to the regions worldwide across 660 offices, wemagazine have iscase the showrooms of the eight New an incredible network.” Ms Henbrey not only the local and New Zealand Zealand Sotheby’s International is highly-regarded in the Nelson area market but also to the world.” Realty offices throughout the

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Each week photos from the Nelson Provincial Museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly in the hope that more can be found out about them. Left: Unnamed female in garden. Nelson Provincial Museum, Miscellaneous Collection: 319987. Below: Group of 2 males. Nelson Provincial Museum, Miscellaneous Collection: 320096. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email details to the museum at: history@ museumnp.org.nz.

Winner of a checkout operator competition, Shelly Hermon, right, with Fresh Choice Nelson owners Veronica Hippolite-A'Court and Mark A'Court. Photo: Andrew Board.

NZ's best checkout operator Swiping your milk and bread has never been so rewarding for Nelson woman Shelly Hermon. Her checkout skills not only win her praise from customers and managers at Fresh Choice Nelson but they’ve also won her $3000 for winning the crown as New Zealand’s best checkout operator. The competition was for all Fresh Choice and Supervalue supermarkets throughout New Zealand and Shelly won the right to compete against the four other finalists from around the country after winning the Nelson, Marlborough and the West Coast challenge last month.

To prove she is the best, Shelly had to correctly use the equipment, make sure all items were accounted for including some “hidden items” hidden under a bag of potatoes, pack the bags correctly and make sure the customer went through the process with the minimum amount of fuss and as quick as possible. Judges evaluated Shelly’s effort and her answers from an interview they conducted after the challenge and awarded her the top prize. She says she was shocked when her name was read out at the supermarket brand’s annual conference in Queenstown in front of 250 owners and man-

agers of supermarkets from around New Zealand. “I was feeling quite nervous beforehand. Checkout side of it I was quite confident but there was still a lot of nerves on the morning but it was more the interview that created the sheer terror going through my head.” Fresh Choice Nelson owner Mark A’Court says the company is big on rewarding its staff and their success and it was “really proud” of her. “It was a good buzz for the night with the award being presented at the big dinner.” Shelly says it was a great experience and she will use the prize money for flights for a trip to Scotland to visit family.

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Getting from A B Getting from A to B is an important part of our day to day life, whether you travel for business, pleasure, necessity or leisure. We are always on the move and always finding new ways to get from here to there. So this week Nelson Weekly celebrates the best people and products to help you get moving, with this special feature on getting from A to B. The Weekly spoke with local businesses that specialise in helping us get around and about, or servicing the things that do. When it comes to getting from A to B, Access Mobility make it easy. If maintaining your independence is important to you then it is important to the team at Access Mobility too, so from indoors and out, they have the mobility solution for you. Whether you need a walking cane, a pair of crutches or the stability of a walker to get moving, whatever your requirements are, Access Mobility have a wide range of equipment from the world's best brands to choose from. They have a variety of wheelchairs, walkers, Powerchairs to help you move about your home, and a wide variety of mobility scooters that are transportable across any

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terrain, from short distance through to long distance travel. They also stock a range of folding walking sticks, canes and crutches with comfortable handles. Access Mobility is also an authorised equipment repairer, so you can see the team for parts and servicing both onsite and off, with the convenience of a pick-up and drop-off service. Access Mobility are the one stop shop for mobility products that will enhance your lifestyle and keep you moving. Talk to the team at the Access Mobility showroom on the corner of McGlashen Ave and Croucher St in Richmond. The opportunity to drive Bowater Honda's 2013 2.4N Sport CRV to Golden Bay was perfect - including sealed & gravel roads, the steep Takaka hill plus several long straights. As a woman used to smaller around town cars, I found the CRV not nearly as big to drive as it looked - driver comfort was fantastic, from heated leather seats, to auto-sensor lights & wipers to the independently climate controlled air-conditioning for both front seat passengers to the accommodating coffee cupholders! Knowing there were multiple airbags, superior braking & stability control systems & the reassuring reversing

camera display gave confidence & a sense of safety. Easy foldable back seats (great when balancing shopping or children), plus a walk-through back seat floor make the CRV ideal for family. I found the road handling very impressive, easily cornering on the open roads & going exactly where pointed. I felt the 2.4L had enough get up & go when required & was so easy to get in / out of, with a full 3 year unlimited kms warranty... I'm happy & would fully recommend! Tyres and More, the name says it all. From bumper to bumper Adrian and the team will look after you and your car. Getting ready for summer and keeping you and your family safe while out on the road starts with quality tyres, with the right tread that will go the distance. Tyres and More have a great range of quality tyres to suit any budget and you’ll come away knowing your car has safe tyres that have been professionally fitted and balanced. Adrian and the team pride themselves on doing the best job for the best price. They’ll always run any work required past you first, so there’s no surprises about what your car needs, just the best options at a reasonable price. For tyres, alloy

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HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE!!! We have lots of boats in a range of sizes to suit every need and budget, boats that do not only get you from A to B but in comfort and style. Lots more new and used boats on display in our yard. Plus large showroom and great prices on all boating accessories to ensure your summer holiday fun on the water is guaranteed. Come visit us today! wheels, full servicing and specialist repairs, Tyres and More are your one stop shop. You’ll find them at 36 St Vincent St or phone ahead on 546 7391. MS Ford finance with a difference... in the past buying a car was simple with the common phrase “put it on the mortgage”. With the changes in the LVR requirements this is no longer the simple or most cost effective option. Taking the pressure of lowering the equity in your home by having a separate specific loan for your car is where we can help. The beauty of Financing with MS Ford is “any car, any where” be it from another dealer, trade me or even on the side of the road. MS Ford has the perfect solution to your lending requirements. Not only cars but utes, 4WD and motorbikes. Experts with Solutions not problems. Totally Boating has a range of boat packages that can be individually tailored to match your idea of summer holiday fun. Whether it be travelling to and from your batch in the Sounds, a day's fishing in the Bay or water skiing on Lake Rotoiti - Totally Boating has the boating solution for you. Plus, they have all the gear and accessories to make your trip on the water one to remember. Electronics, water toys and most importantly safety gear to keep

you and your family not only entertained but safe this summer. With their extensive knowledge of the products they sell you'll get the demonstration and training needed to use them in confidence. Drop in today, there's lots more new and used boats on display in the yard and if you are looking to trade in your old boat or motor speak to Tim about your options. Plus, large showroom and great monthly specials on many boating accessories. With the Totally Boating team behind you, quality time on the water is guaranteed. Nelson Taxis are a Nelson icon, in business for over 50 years starting in 1962 with seven taxi owners and has grown to include 31 shareholders and over 38 vehicles. Nelson City Taxis are moving with the times and new technology includes moving to a GPS-based computer dispatch system, EFTPOS and a Smartphone application for booking taxis. Nelson City Taxi’s main business focus is on getting back to basics with their customer service and professional standards and based on asking what their customers want. If you want to get from A to B in safety and comfort give Nelson City Taxis a call on their FREE Phone number: 0800 10 88 55

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Especially to those who were selected in tournament teams. Mitchell Faulkner (Nayland) Charles Ching (Waimea) Sam Dallison, Zaw Tin, Chris Chamberlain, Jack Silke (Nelson College) and Holly Chandler (Nayland), Talis Uis, Kaiara Tinirau-phillips, Helen Dale (NCG). Also to the medallists in Indoor volleyball and beach volleyball yestereday. Shay Wilson. 1080 not the way: 1080 should be banned, there are other ways to control the pests. DOC still do drops where possum numbers are low and say they are targeting rats and stoats but they dont' go for 1080. I'm a hunter and it's sickening to stumble across a deer near a creek that has had a slow painful death because of 1080. It's not humane. (Via text).

Pen pal a top pal: I went to school with her she is a such a kind person. Good on her. Simon Scowen.

Reply to the one comment from last week's Your Voice: You say 1080 needs to continue while admitting it isn't great. Ground hunting by trapping is a safe solution, I am not in dreamland, if you put a bounty on anything you will find people who will want to make a living out of it. New Zealand's bush isn't harsh to those who feel at home there. New Zealand's bush is home to native birds, insects and lizards. It is not home for tonnes of 1080 to be dumped annually. Glen James.

Volleyballers are tops: Well done to local volleyballers who performed well at South Island secondary school junior champs last week.

Barney not happy: As an experienced horse owner and breeder of several decades I have for months observed the state of this horse. He is lethargic and disinterested and

I have seen him working while lame and with loose and missing shoes. His overall condition based on his body score, muscle tone and behaviour indicates he is receiving the minimum sustenance required to live and perform his duties and/or he has underlying health issues. He is not starved or beaten and does not have wounds - authorities have no powers to protect the animal from the life inflicted upon him. After the incident reported above which was witnessed by members of staff where I work, I took the opportunity to check Barney before the vet and SPCA arrived. He was indicating an injury in his mouth/jaw as reported. His legs had swelling above all four fetlock joints which was unrelated to the incident. He was fully shod at the time but the shoeing was poorly completed with no consideration allowed for basic mechanics and balance of the hoof. The shoeing was causing excessive strain on his tendons, quite likely the reason for the swelling although that would also be a result of constant work on tar seal. Nelson Weekly reports that Barney had been "spooked". Following Barney’s collapse he was witnessed being unharnessed and helped to his feet by two men – this is not how a healthy horse or spooked horse would behave. In the same situation, a healthy and/or spooked horse would have instantly struggled to get to their feet and the injuries would likely be more severe as a result. In a normal situation the immediate concern would have been keeping people around him safe, not people having to help the horse up. Yvonne Watson.

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line. An ever consistent Brian Kemp was more than pleased with his third placings plus dipping under 1 hour 20 minutes again. Mapua’s Cheryl Young was the quickest women on the day beating many men with her 1.36.33 for 13th overall. Following her was Tessa Holland, of Christchurch, and Haeleigh Albon. Two overall records were broken, both in the 10km run as Paula Canning clocked 40 minutes flat shaving 49 seconds off Britta Martin’s 2010 time while Daniel Busch’s 36.49 exertion erased almost a minute from Trevor Voyce’s best back in 2011. Alan West and Lyn Smith were the half walk winners while 10km honours had septuagenarian Bevan Cook calling for all organisers of Nelson athletic events to reward his new age bracket. Nelson Events have placed this on their agenda at their annual general meeting especially with RunMahana attracting more than sixty over 60s who with ongoing fitness regimes plus mod-

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Simon Mardon has a taste for the Classic Hits RunMahana half marathon course. It’s certainly not flat with the undulations unforgiving but that’s the challenge of the double lap Moutere course and one that has certainly been to Simon’s liking. He won the same event in 2009 and 2010 and on Sunday he made it number three. But it wasn’t oneway traffic as Graeme Taylor looked likely to relegate the younger Nelson College teacher to runner up. Both were battling it together on the first lap but just into their second circuit and it was all over for Graeme. The last year has seen him on the sidelines after suffering plantar fasciitis. Rest and recovery saw him return to good form but this time it’s the other foot and a nagging Christmas present that no one really wants in their life. With Graeme gone, Simon “only” had Kim Hogarth to contend with behind him but had enough of a margin to grab victory by 25 seconds upon reaching the Woollaston Estates finish

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Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club This weekend is looking a good one to be heading out. If you’re after some pannie snapper try Rabbit Island around the 8 metre mark. This seems to be where the pannies are, and go in closer if nothing is happening until you feel the paddle crabs grabbing your baits, then you know you’re in the right place. If you want bigger models head out to the deep around the 20 metres plus mark. The big boys are spawning now and will be gone soon. Longlines are the easiest way to get a horse mackerel but perseverance with a stray line will get them if you spend enough time trying. I’d recommend pilchards or whole salmon smelts with little or no weight. Use very light main line, 10lb-15lb with a 20lb leader, fluorocarbon. Gurnard are in abundance and Delaware Bay is the go to spot for them. Make sure you drift around with flashers or slow jigs, carrots love attacking a moving target. There are still large schools of kahawai in the bay which are easy to target with spinning lures. A few rat kingfish have been caught and the odd big one has been seen by divers, so now is a good time to

get that kingi gear sorted out and give it a nudge. The smaller kingfish are now arriving also along the Boulder Bank and spat farm so target them in the morning on an incoming tide with Rapala X-Rap 30 lures and you will have the best chance. Not much to report on D’urville Island and Stephens Passage apart from good sized coutta to be taken, help yourselves to them, they are in good numbers and easy to hook up. Expensive jigs are normally the best, they are magnets to them. French Pass is still very slow with all the fish up around Nelson at the moment. Inner sounds are finally starting to get some fish in there but has been very slow and you will be best to fish later at night or early in the morning until everyone goes back home. Again the pillies are the way to go on stray lines and heaps of salmon burley. Kenepuru has had reports of a number of fish being caught and some of those have been big double digit fish. Remember photos last longer than fish so only take enough for a feed and put some of the big ones back for your grandkids.

Gary Parkinson with a 20kg snapper caught of Rabbit Island straylining with a pillie as bait last weekend.

Power Angels to take on the world Power Angels Celia McMillan and Aimee Hayes are amped and ready for their first ever international competition. The two Richmond women have been competing in powerlifting for 16 years between them and this week’s Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship at the Vodafone Manukau Events Centre is easily their biggest with 500 competitors taking part from across the globe. Powerlifting is a strength-based sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift. Because there are just three attempts, competitors strategize which weight to enter in, in order to be competitive and to be successful in all nine attempts. Both Celia, who is in the under 52kg weight class, and Aimee, who is in the under 63kg weight class, will be competing in the three lift section, where the winner will be the person with the highest combined total. Celia says she was “fairly even” across all three disciplines but probably favoured her benchpress. Her personal bests are; squat 140kg, benchpress 93kg and

Neighbourhood Support “Race for the cake” challenge The challenge to the city set by Kim MacDonald, the coordinator of Neighbourhood Support Nelson, is to start 50 new Neighbourhood Support groups in Nelson in 2013. Everyone who helps Kim start a new group will get an entry in the quarterly draw for a delicious cake from Chocolate Velvet.

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deadlift 140kg, while Aimee’s are; squat 152.5kg, benchpress 77.5 kg and deadlift 152.5kg. Aimee says there will be plenty of strategizing to see what her opponents are lifting. “They might be chasing you or you might be chasing them so you need to take that into consideration.” Each competitor had to post their nationals total so everyone was well aware of who the top lifters are. But even knowing what her opponents are capable of, Celia kept quiet of her own aspirations. “We’re humble and we don’t want to count out chickens before they hatch. Every competition your goal should be to PB, even if that’s by 2.5kg, it’s still a PB. At least personal bests, but who knows on the day.” Aimee and Celia say they have worked really hard to be selected and are excited to be representing New Zealand at this event, and are supported by sponsors Accessman, Health 2000, Fusion Fertilizer, Evolve Gym and Fresh Choice Richmond. The Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship also doubled as the Oceania Championship and runs from December 4 until December 8.


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Sports star back in the game after injury

Rebecca Kersten is not invincible after all. But in terms of sporting talent, she’s the closest thing Nelson College for Girls had to Super Woman. Rebecca was just 16 years old when she made her debut for the New Zealand women’s touch rugby team – that’s right, the senior national squad. Shortly after, Rebecca was selected in the New Zealand Under-18 women’s hockey team and had attended national rugby sevens camps with the possibility of being in Rio come 2016. But a torn ACL – and a shoulder reconstruction during rehab – forced her hand and the multi-talented sport star had to withdraw from the hockey squad, ruining her goal of representing New Zealand in a second sport. Looking back now Rebecca can see positives in the injury, but the ACL tear took her out of all sport for 12 whole months. “I was playing touch and due to weak muscles my knee just popped out and I tore my ACL. I didn’t think it’d be that bad but I was just hoping for the best because we were leading up to [touch rugby] nationals at the time,” she says. After two weeks of increased swelling, reality kicked in and Rebecca knew she was in for a lengthy stint on the sidelines. “The ideal rehab time was between nine to 12 months. From then I’ve still seen the physio every week. I wanted to fast track my rehab so I was going to the gym every day and because I was having my shoulder reconstructed too I wanted to get as much work in before I was going to be in a sling.” Spending the entire year on the sidelines is almost unthinkable for any athlete, but Rebecca used it as a chance to give back, coaching the NCG first XI hockey team and the Under-15 Nelson Bays touch team. Although diving across the try line is a no-go because of her shoulder, Rebecca is finally back to full fitness and she sees the New Zealand Secondary School Touch Rugby Championship this weekend as a chance to climb back to the top after such a frustrating year. “I know that I’m not invincible anymore. I used to think I was and that I could do anything but it’s certainly changed my perspective and how I value what I have. But I’m pumped and that’s the same for all of the girls. We’re really young, half of the team is Year 9s, but we’re training five times a week and we’re looking really strong. I believe we can do it.”

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WAITAKI GIRLS & BOYS Ex Pupils & Partners. Dinner at Nelson Suburban Club. NOW Thurs 12 Dec, 6pm. $5 Donation for Hospice Nurse fund for a day. Thelma 5476384 by 6 Dec. GET BEHIND THE FENCE! Mosaic World Choir Thurs 3 Dec, 7.30pm Old St John’s 320 Hardy St. Tickets from Everyman: Waged $15, Unwaged $10, Family $30. Proceeds to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary pest-proof fence project… Returning nature to the Nelson region. CHRISTMAS INDOOR BOWLS Thurs 5 Dec, Warnes Stadium, Songer St, Stoke @ 7pm. Drawn teams, wear something festive, prizes, raffle and supper. $5 per person. All welcome. Phone B. Beams 5484996 or just turn up on the night LOCAL AUTHOR Rebecca Metcalfe will be promoting and signing her new children's book 'The Girl Who Loves to Sing,' aimed at children aged 3 – 10 years. Richmond Mall, Sun 1 Dec, 10-4pm. Every book purchased receives a 50% discount voucher to a term of group lessons at Soundstage (Professional Music & Performing Arts Education). CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL Tues 3 Dec - Sun 22 Dec. Official opening by the Bishop Tues 3 Dec at 7pm followed by fruit mince tarts & mulled wine. Late nights 16 - 19 Dec until 8pm. All welcome. REN XUE QI-HEALING: Nelson Health Restoration Centre, all welcome, Sat 7 Dec, 9-10am. KOHA. Marianne 5468584 or bmtc@xtra.co.nz REN XUE QI-HEALING: Mapua Tues 17 Dec, 7-8pm, all welcome. KOHA. Marianne 5468584 or bmtc@ xtra.co.nz YUAN GONG (Qi Gong) demonstration Queens Garden's in Nelson, Fri 20 Dec, 12-12.30. On the lawn near the bridge to the Chinese Gardens. For a calm mind, happy life & healthy body. FIBRE SPECTRUM 280 Trafalgar St www.fibrespectrum.co.nz - December Exhibition. "HEARTS FOR XMAS"Felting by Jane Ewers, Decoupage by Marie Cathcart, Pottery by Lynda Lines, Paintings by Maria Middlebrook-Wells. STOKE SENIORS Tues. 3rd: InHouse QUIZ 1.30pm. All welcome. Weds 4th: Uke 'n' Duet entertain with Christmas fun & songs. Thurs 5th: Phil Steans in concert. Tues 10th: The Golden Girls Variety Show. Weds 11th: Annual CHRISTMAS DINNER in the Stoke Memorial Hall from 11am. Cost: $20. Please book beforehand! Entertainment before lunch by the Nelson City Social Brass Band & in the afternoon the fabulous & lively Duo Men in Hats. Most weekly concerts/events start @ 1.30pm, admission $3 (unless otherwise stated). Includes entertainment & afternoon tea in the Stoke Seniors Hall, 548 Main Rd, Stoke. PH: 547-2660 NELSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY members only Christmas function Sun 8 Dec, Nelson College. 12-3pm. Shared finger food lunch in Staffroom with tour of the Scriptorium and museum to follow. Ph 5483713. YOUR WORDS CAN SAVE LIVES Drop in at Amnesty International's annual Write for Rights between 1 & 7pm, 7 Dec to put a spotlight where it’s needed most. Contact Karen kdufresne8@

gmail.com 03 548 6241. VOLUNTEER NELSON would like to invite volunteers & those organisations that have volunteers to celebrate International Volunteers Day with us on Thurs 5 Dec, Nelson Library Activity Room, 10am-1:30pm Organisations looking for volunteers & people thinking of volunteering are also welcome to pop in & find out more about Volunteer Nelson & the services we offer. MAKE YOUR OWN LANTERN & take part in the Lantern Parade 14 Dec. All materials provided, all ages, $5 pp or $10 family. Community Art Works 25 Paru Paru Rd Nelson. Thurs 5 Dec, 3.30-4.30pm, Sat 14 Dec 10-11.30am. Please let us know if coming. 545 9976 DECEMBER 12: A farewell for the Rev. Alison Molineux held at the Victory Community Centre Hall. 6.15 for a meal at 6.30. Please phone 547 9686 TAHUNANUI WOMEN’S INSTITUTE at Stoke Retirement Village 188 Songer St. Meeting first Thurs of the month is a Christmas Lunch, 12.30pm. Bring a $5 gift & Santa hat. Welcome new members. Colleen 548 7902 REGULAR EVENTS SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE: Come along to POWERtalk Waimea to learn and practice in a friendly, relaxed environment. We meet twice monthly in Annesbrook on Weds, 7-9pm. Linda 544 782 or Yvonne 544 6350. www. powertalknelson1.wordpress.com/. OPEN SUNDAYS: ‘Art on Halifax’ an arts market in the beautiful surroundings of our sculpture garden. Come along to meet our artist enjoy the relaxed vibrant & colourful atmosphere, fun for the family & a great afternoon out. The market will operate every Sun until April 2014 @ Refinery Artspace 3 Halifax St, Nelson - opposite ANZAC park: 10am - 2pm CRISIS PREGNANCY SUPPORT offers a free confidential service to support women with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. Call St Luke’s on 5481858 or 0800004277 to arrange an appointment with a registered health worker who will work with you to help overcome the barriers to continuing your pregnancy." NELSON CITY LUNCHEON CLUB: Meets on 2nd & 4th Mon, Masonic Hall, Nile St for a meal & an invited speaker. Peter 546 8776 or http://nelsoncityluncheonclub.blogspot.com/ ZEN MEDITATION: Every weekday morning 6:25-7:30am at our central city zendo. Also Mon evenings, 7:308:35pm. Instruction given to beginners, Mon evenings. Authentic training in the Mountains & Rivers Order. Contact Gwitha or Nick, Ph 548 9969 SMART HEARTS: exercise/fitness circuit in Tahuna, Mon 10.30am, Presbyterian Church, cnr Rui & Muritai Sts. Seated options available. Fun while you get fitter. Shirley 547 1433 / 021 121 8023. TENNIS DOUBLES: Sat, 1pm onwards, all levels catered for, Tahuna Tennis Club, Tahuna Drive. Contact Mike 547 6562. FRIENDS OF THE QUEENS GARDENS help keep the Gardens looking their best. We meet weekly to rake & groom. Ellen 546 6533. SOCIAL INDOOR BOWLS: Tra-

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