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It’s been a busy week for the new owners of Natureland Mike Rutledge and Meg Selby, who officially took over the business last Friday. The duo hit the ground running after arriving in town from Auckland last week and got straight into their first day of zookeeping on Friday. Mike, who has a marketing background and Meg, a zoologist, brought the facility back from the brink of extinction after taking over ownership from the

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Dog lovers take protest to court A planned protest aimed to pressure Nelson City Council into giving back two dogs seized after a mayoral candidate was bitten has been postponed. During the campaign for the local body elections, mayoral and council candidate Brian McGurk says he was bitten on the hand and leg while doorknocking in Tahunanui. He says there were three dogs on a property he visited and he was bitten twice. The former area commander for Nelson Bays Police reported the attack and two days after the election the owners of the dogs were notified and told their puppy, named Paris, would be seized. Leah McQuillan, one of the dog’s owners then hid the pup but her partner’s two other dogs were seized last week, leaving them distraught and upset with the actions of the council. The protest was planned for this Thursday but was pulled late yesterday after the organiser of the event, Shawnee Burford-

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postponed, not cancelled FROM PAGE 1 “I asked him if he was alright and if there was anything I could get him but he just smiled and sucked on his hand where the dog bite was as if he just had a paper cut.” Stu says his neighbours are good people and he believes they are good dog owners and is upset with the situation they find themselves in. “At no time did he appear distressed or fearful and I’ve had bigger scratches on my hands from our kitten. It’s all a bit strange.” But Nelson City Council says anger directed towards it is misplaced and it is responsible for implementing the Dog Control Act. “We take our responsibility seriously and realise

the issue is upsetting to some in the community. Our obligation is to act on behalf of the entire community, and we are doing this with care,” says Angela Ricker, of NCC. She says the dog attack was reported to the council in early September and – following the law – it investigated the complaint and decided to proceed with the prosecution, which is likely to mean the dogs will be put down. “There is zero tolerance for dog attacks and dogs need to be under control at all times including on the properties where they live.” Shawnee says plans for the protest will be made public when a hearing for the dog owners is set, she was unsure when that may be.

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Orana Wildlife Trust. After arriving in Nelson from Auckland just last Sunday, Mike says they were keen to get the ball rolling and got straight into it. “We just got stuck into it. We’ve met all of the staff, they are a great team and we’re really, really lucky to have them. Then it was just very much learning how everything runs and Meg was straight into keeping.” Meg says a day in the life of owning Natureland will be “all hands on deck”.

“Whatever needs doing, we need to be able to do all parts of the job. It’s a great opportunity to get to work with a wide variety of animals which is really exciting. I’m particularly fond of the kea and the tuatara, the native species but there are a lot of really exciting animals here.” Mike says seeing the reaction of visitors, they know they are onto a good thing. “It’s brilliant when you see people being able to interact with these animals, just big smiles on faces, having a great time.”


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A shortage of suitable sections is creating a “bottleneck” for new houses and forcing up the price of land around the region according to three of the region’s biggest home builders. The Nelson franchises of GJ Gardner Homes, Jennian Homes and Milestone Homes build around 100 new houses each year but all three businesses are predicting a bleak short-term outlook. It comes just weeks after Nelson and Tasman were confirmed as the two fastest growing region’s in the South Island. GJ Gardner’s Nelson franchise sales manager Glen Jarvie says the problem is that “developers have not progressed developments over the last two years” and now sections were in high demand. Although there are a number of sections available Glen says many of them are not suitable because they are difficult to build on. “We are still building flat out now but that will slow down soon,” Glen says. “There is a real bottleneck coming because there is no flat land - we could see it coming six months ago and now it’s coming home

New homes being built in Richmond. Demand for new homes means there’s a shortage of sections, say local builders. to roost. That’s also resulted in long time. The worst thing is the price of sections going up that we have clients who want significantly. It’s getting to the to build and nowhere to put stage where the land costs as them.” much as the house - it’s a 50-50 However, he says there is light split.” at the end of the tunnel with a Managing director of Jenn- number of subdivisions comian and Milestone in Nelson, ing on stream next year. Simon Collett says the short- Nelson land valuation compaage has been caused by the ny Duke and Cook’s residential increase in demand for new specialist Barry Rowe says the homes that occurred following bad news is that the shortage the end of the global economic of sections will not just affect recession. That shortage has people building new homes. been compounded by the long He says it will flow-on to the processing time it takes for de- whole real estate market and velopers to get subdivisions to force up prices. market’ creating a bottleneck “The demand for new houses is in the number of new homes there so that will fuel the price being built. of sections and longer term it “We have just started to get will affect the whole housing going again on the back of the market - prices will go up.” global economic crisis and Barry says there is no “simnow we are facing another ple fix” to the problem which challenge. We saw it coming 12 would only get worse as the remonths ago and now it has hit. gion continued to grow. “The reaction time for develop- “The region’s growth is flowing ers to get sections to the market on to all the housing market, is about 12 months and that’s a not just new homes.’

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Car show will attract ‘thousands’ Phillip Rollo k-MArT To opEN: Kmart will be opening in Richmond on Thursday morning, making it the third retailer in the new Gibbons Development to commence business. The Kmart store is 4800 square metres and has 90 employed staff. Coupland’s Bakery and Benge & Co are the other businesses open at the complex, across from the Richmond Mall. Other confirmed tenants include Aki Sushi, Columbus Coffee and The Warehouse. ArchiTEcTUrE AWArDS: The Nelson/Marlborough Architecture Awards were held last week and there were several local winners including a home on the Tahunanui hills and some inner city toilets. Havenview House, Nelson Radiology, Hope Gardens of Remembrance Crematorium and the new toilet block at 1903 Square. All are now eligible for consideration for the New Zealand Architecture Awards in May next year. SUbWAY opENiNg iN TAhUNA: A new Subway store is set to open in Tahunanui. The new store will go where Hell’s Pizza used to be but Subway’s development agent for the South Island, Stan Greene, says they are unable to confirm an opening date just yet.

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editorial@waimeaweekly.co.nz Extra staff will be on deck but police say they have no reason to believe any trouble will come from this weekend’s V South Island 4 and Rotary Champs – in fact they are looking at the positives it will have. Thousands of “car enthusiasts” from all around the South Island are set to descend on Nelson for New Zealand’s longest standing automotive and lifestyle event. The two day schedule includes a drag race at the Motueka Dragway on Saturday and a show and shine display at the Trafalgar Centre on Sunday. It is the first time it has come to the region after 10 years in Christchurch. But while organisers are expecting 6000 people to attend the first event, police say it will be treated just like any other big event. “Extra staff will be rostered on to prepare for the influx but we’re not concerned. We want people to come here and have a good time,” says senior sergeant Grant Andrews. “We’re not expecting any major problems and we’ll police it like we do any other event. It’s just a standard operation.” Event promoter Azhar Bhamji believed similar motorsport events carried an incorrect negative perception by some members of the public, but the 4 and Rotary was intended to be positive, enter-

Nelson man Kerry Martin will have his 1990 Toyota Hilux on display at the South Island 4 and Rotary Champs Show and Shine at the Trafalgar Centre on Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo. taining, safe and controlled. “We do our best to promote road safety at all our events. Our events are alcohol free at all times. We also notify police and locals about the event. Simply, people know that if they play up it brings us all down.” He also hopes it can be a big success in Nelson, having been taken out of Christchurch due to the earthquake. “For the last two years we have tried going back to Christchurch, however the competitor numbers were low. We do not want to go backwards as the scene of the car enthusiasts at our events were very strong.” Police praised the decision to include a drag racing event on the Saturday as it

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reporter@nelsonweekly.co.nz but explained to Contact over the phone that the amount they want weekly, $114 per week inclusive of current power charges, or $104 per week on its own, is more than half of his income. “I’d happily pay any amount per week if I had a job at the moment but I don’t. The whole process has been frustrating. Since I accepted partial responsibility they’ve treated me like I’ve taken full ownership of the bill and seem to have forgotten that part they played in it too.” Tavis says he’s disappointed that Contact aren’t budging on the payment amount, even suggesting he try to delve into his Kiwisaver funds and claim financial hardship. “I wish they would show a bit of leniency considering they have made a mistake too. I said to them ‘you’ve let this build up for five years and now you expect me to pay it back in 48 weeks?’ The woman mentioned something about me being a liability to them. How can I be a liability with such an obscure amount when they are making millions in profit every year?” Tavis is hoping to talk Contact around and plans to pay it off in larger chunks when he has available funds. “It is stressful as I don’t have the means to pay it. It will literally leave me nothing to live on, basically I am stuck. I really want to challenge it but I don’t want a bad credit history.”

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A local man is still being asked to pay an outstanding power bill that snowballed into thousands of dollars over the last five years with no one noticing. Nelson man Tavis De Smit currently rents a Beatson Rd shed and has done so since 2008. He was never asked to contribute to a power bill and has since been stung with a backdated bill by Contact Energy. Despite failing to notice the bill, Tavis says Contact have been anything but sympathetic with him and he’s now worried about how he is going to pay it back in the timeframe they are asking for. The shed he rents is one of three in the same building and all are connected to the same power source. He says he assumed the powerbill was covered by other tenants because power was running when he first rented it and he never received a power bill or was approached to pay. Since Nelson Weekly reported the skyrocketing bill of $4952.79, Tavis says he’s been inundated with support and feedback. “The majority of people that have approached me think there should be no way in hell I should be paying it back. A few have suggested I go to the small claims court to try and get the costs incurred through other tenants and some think I should just get on and pay it.” Tavis who is currently unemployed following the closure of the business he worked for says he has accepted that he needs to pay at least a share of the money owed

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SPCA opens it doors to public The Nelson SPCA got its appeal week off to the perfect start, raising $2000 from its annual open day. The facility on Waimea Rd was packed full of people all day Saturday with hundreds coming through to see animals, adopt animals and take part in the entertainment on offer. Summer Marvin of the SPCA says the turnout was really good for the event which always coincides with the beginning of their appeal week. “We just want to raise some awareness in the community.”

Sophie Bryant, 7, holds a blue tongue lizard at the Nelson SPCA Open Day on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Nelson cadets are national champions When the Nelson Cadet Unit returned home from the South Island championships last month they were determined not to be too content. The job wasn’t finished. They can now relax though after bringing home the national title for the third time in four years and solidifying their reputation as the country’s best unit. Unit commander Tim Hoffman says the group won seven of the 11 stands at nationals at the Burnham Miltary Camp, outside of Christchurch. Of the four stands – or challenges – they didn’t win, Nelson finished runner up in each of them, destroying the top units from the northern and central zones. He says the Nelson unit, featuring nine of the unit’s 35 members, was determined to win and worked extremely hard in the build up to nationals. “They were training two nights a week and really pushing themselves. They know they are good and they wanted to prove it.” He says the unit promotes competition amongst the group and that helps bring out the best in the cadets.

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Members of the Nelson Cadet Unit. They are from back left; Tom Paine, Hayden Van Der Hoek, George Drummond, Kacey Heath, Roy Campbell. From front left; Alex Birchfield, Nathan Tonk, Dean Bruning. Absent was Emma-Lea Hughson. Photo: Andrew Board. “It’s probably not what they’d get at school or any other youth group but it does create winners.” The three day event tests the cadets over a range of skills including first aid, navigation, standard army physical tests, radio work, initiative testing, leadership tasks and a lot of theory work including naming the high brass of the armed forces. If anyone is interested in finding out more about the unit or joining it, they can email nelsoncadetunit@ gmail.com.

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Nelson nurse caused ‘significant risk’ to public A Nelson nurse who failed to tell a doctor about a patient who had a “funny feeling” in her chest has been disciplined for professional misconduct. The New Zealand Herald reported that the New Zealand Health Practitioners

Disciplinary Tribunal found Nelson rheumatology nurse Nano Christina Tunnicliff failed to document appropriate clinical consultation records of 87 patients over a two-year period. In April last year she also failed to tell a

doctor a patient had a “funny feeling” in her chest and pain in her hand. The investigating committee said Ms Tunnicliff ’s misconduct was “very serious” and caused “significant risk to the public” while working in Nelson.

Ms Tunnicliff, who worked for the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board during the period for which she was investigated, was suspended from nursing for nine months and must work supervised for three years after resuming practice.

Raffle tickets being snapped up for charity Mini The Mini has finally been built, but the hard work is just beginning for the group of Wakefield men behind the restoration fundraiser. Five men – Bob Croy, Colin Ryder, Dal Stewart, Martin Reid and John Bruce – decided to restore a 1975 Morris Mini so it could eventually be raffled off for charity, with all the money going to the Nelson Cancer Society. The five, who are all friends, came up with the idea having attended the Relay for Life, wanting to raise a record amount. A host of local businesses came on board to support the project, including Bowater Motor Group who donated all of the parts needed in the rebuild. Sponsors and supporters were given a first glimpse of the complete Mini on Thursday night, but Bob says the restoration was just one step in the journey. The group would now be busy taking the Mini around various

events hoping to raise $20,000 in raffle sales. “The Mini was just completed on Monday,” Bob explains. “But we’re just one step of the way. We’ve got another three months solid selling tickets, well unless we sell them before that.” Bob was thrilled with how the Mini had turned out, pointing out its eye-catching yellow colour. “It’s amazing. Absolutely amazing.” Interest in the project has been hugely positive already. Tickets can be bought in person from the men at community events or by visiting www.countrytrading. co.nz where a Mapua women has bought 5000 tickets and is selling them on there. “She’s sold 300odd already but we’re hoping to sell 20,000 overall but that’s all we are allowed to sell. We will have the car everywhere. It was at the Tapawera Show on Saturday. We’ve got it booked into all sorts of places.”

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Unlike most young boys Tim Bennion never wanted to be a fireman, he wanted to be a vet. But after 26 years in the Fire Service – the last 15 in Nelson – he says he hasn’t regretted a day and leaves his job happy. Industrial Warehouse and office and retail New premium multi-storey Tim announced he was leaving his job 49-51 Halifax Street, Nelson CBD Associated Office as assistant area manager for Nelson, Industrial Warehouse and Associated Office 74 Road Industrial Park (Units 4&6) 74Quarantine Quarantine Road Industrial Park (Units 4&6) Tasman and Marlborough last month and had his last day on Friday. He has Property type: Commercial offices and retail. w premium multi-storey and Property type: Industrialoffice warehouse andretail associated office Area: Ground floor retail 140m bought local Halifax Area: Street, Nelson CBD 770m2, Workshop 388m2, Showroom 77m2, • Conveniently located just business Gutter Solutions 1 Land & 2 Floor offices: 550m alongside the Nelson CBD w premium(2First multi-storey office and retail floor under offer) 99m2 floor office and says he’s looking forward to the 4 quarterCBD 2013 • Just a block to retail, HalifaxAvailable: Street, Nelson Available: NOW type: Commercial offices and retail. restaurants and cafes. change of environment and a new chalTerm: Negotiable ound floor retail 140m Term: Negotiable • Approx. 15mins to Nelson • Conveniently located just & 2 Floor offices: 550m lenge. alongside the Nelson CBD Airport floorCommercial under offer)officesoverview Property type: and retail. Property overview 2013 : 4 quarter • Just a block to retail, ound floor retail 140m Tim joined the Merseyside Fire Service New premiumwarehouse office space situated and retail activity on the of street restaurants and cafes. gotiable Industrial in the •heart the Conveniently located just & 2 Floor offices: 550m frontage within the CBD is highly sought after. • alongside Approx. 15mins to Nelson the Nelson CBD floor underTahunanui offer) industrial precinct. in Liverpool as a 28 year old. He had Airport y : 4overview quarter•2013 • Just block to retail, Premium office space with modern functional fitaout Location restaurants and cafes. gotiable mium office space and retail activity on the street •Ground Well established industrial park been installing gas pipes around Eng• Close to local amenities: • floor retail on street edge providing high level within the CBD is highly sought after. • Approx. 15mins to Nelson Airport cafes, couriers, freight •exposure High studfunctional warehouse y overview m office space with modern fit out land before that and playing plenty of mium space andedge retail activity on thelevel street d flooroffice retail • onPrivate providing high parking facilities companies www.gibbonsproperty.co.nz • 5street within the CBD is carparks highly sought on after.site plus on street re rugby. When he joined the service he • 5 minutes to Nelson Airport • Plentiful natural lightfitand m office facilities space with modern functional out ventilation parking • Roller door • 15 minutes to Nelson CBD was one of 6500 applicants for only 20 d retail street edge providing level •onMulti-level with lift high access ulfloor natural light and ventilation re • Good street profile and access evel with lift access jobs and was only given a job more than parking facilities ul natural light and ventilation two years after first applying. evel with lift access View at: all our available properties at: He says when he started the Merseyside View all our available properties www.gibbonsproperty.co.nz www.gibbonsproperty.co.nz Fire Brigade attended 50,000 call outs View all our available properties at: a year and he learned his trade pretty www.gibbonsproperty.co.nz quickly. Fire prevention education was only just starting to become the norm, so house fires were a regular occurrence. He moved to Auckland with his wife and two children in 1996 and two years later became the fire training officer for the top of the south, moving to Nelson. “The two best decisions we ever made were immigrating to New Zealand and then moving to Nelson. It’s been absolutely fantastic.” After seven years as a training officer, Tim moved into his current job where Property type: Industrial warehouse and associated office Area: Land 770m2, Workshop 388m2, Showroom 2 77m2, First floor office 99m2 st nd 2 Available: February/March 2013 Term: Negotiable nd

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Remembering WWI soldiers Upgrade for historic entrance Next year marks 100 years since the start of World War I but the focus this weekend is about celebrating the end of the “Great War”. World War I started in August 1914 and there are several local projects planned to commemorate Nelson’s involvement in the war. While those projects are due to start next year, regional RSA president Derek Nees says this Sunday the focus is on Armistice Day, the day that officially marked the end of World War I in 1918. “It was the end of the killing for that war. It was horrendous the number of people that went from here and then you have a look at the names on the memorial and how many didn’t come back, it’s a lot of Nelsonians. And the memorials are in every little town in the region and the country.” The ceremony – which is also dubbed Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom – will be held in Nelson at 11am on November 10 at Anzac Park. The commemoration will also feature the Nelson City Brass Band, Dean Nick Kirk of Nelson Cathedral, and guest speaker Commander Phil McBride of the Royal New Zealand Navy and a former Nelson man. Derek says Armistic Day commemorations are always held in Nelson on the Sunday closest to November 11, when the armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day on the 11th month.

Nelson RSA Convenor of Commemorations Derek Nees preparing for Armistice Day this Sunday, the day that marks the end of World War I. Photo: Andrew Board.

Work on earthquake strengthening the historic entrance to Riverside Pool began yesterday. The frontage façade of the pool was closed earlier this year when it was discovered to be earthquake-prone. Access to the pool wasn’t affected with a side door used as a main entrance. Nelson City Council, which owns the building, says the pool will remain open as usual during the upgrade, which is expected to take four months to complete. “Disruption to pool and gym users will be minimal as the work site will be fenced off for the duration of the project. “However some extra noise is likely at times. The temporary entrance at the side of the building will remain in use until the upgrade project is finished in March next

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Having a party/event/function? Call our photographer 548 4949 or 027 548 4948 Josiah Tankard, Henry Fullmer, Vanessa and Tony Downing, Joseph Norris, Jeremy Downing, Kristen Burton and Angela Mockett from Downing Design go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Mike Callister and Jeff Rackley at the Walk With Us charity event. On Tuesday evening we went along to a charity auction held by Walk With Us, then on Wednesday we went along to Powertalk International - Nelson Region's open night. We also went to Wendy Logan's retirement function at the Nelson Yacht Club. 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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Police Waimea Village sale ‘on track’ report

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In June this year police in Nelson were connected to a new national Crime Reporting Line or CRL. CRL manages non-urgent calls to police, such as people reporting an historic incident - for example damage to your letterbox that has happened overnight which you discover in the morning, or an incident that will require paperwork for an insurance claim. The CRL call taker will gather all of the required information and that will immediately be available electronically to staff at the local police station. Local Police will then prioritise their response to your call around other events they are dealing with if it requires attendance. What to do: In an emergency always call 111. If you believe offenders are on your property or have just left call 111. If you see someone committing a crime, call 111 immediately - don’t wait until you get home. For non-emergency matters for which you would normally have called your local police station, continue doing what you have always done. If that call is to report a historic crime or another incident that does not require immediate police attendance you will be connected to a CRL call taker who will gather all of the information. You will then be contacted by your local police to arrange follow up if required. Why use CRL CRL has been introduced to reduce the amount of time police officers spend doing paper work and taking reports of historic or minor incidents. Those officers are freed up to attend urgent jobs and to be out on the street doing crime prevention work. Just because your information is taken by a CRL call taker does not mean police will not visit you. The CRL service also means that you won’t have to go down to the police station to report something or fill in forms. Instead you can do it all over the phone. However, if you would prefer to go to your local police station and speak with someone you can still do so during normal business hours. This process is still relatively new and we are keen to ensure it enables police to provide the best service we can to the community. I always welcome your feedback on the service you receive.

The sale of Waimea Village from its current owners to the residents is “on track” to go unconditional today. Former Richmond councillor Kit Maling helped stitch together a deal to buy the village on behalf of the residents before they could take control. After completing due diligence the deal was due to go unconditional on Friday but was extended until today due to some “minor changes” to the way it would be bought says Kit. He was confident the sale would go ahead despite the delay. The deal would end almost three years

of bitter dispute between the owners, Michael and Carolyn Wright, and the residents over massive lease increases. Under the purchase proposal, residents are able to buy a 172nd share of the village, one share for each home. So far more than 140 home owners have agreed to buy a share with the remainder to stay on as lease holders. The village would be run by a board of five, all elected by the villagers but three of those from outside the village. A part time manager will be employed under the proposal. Kit says the process hasn’t been easy and

a lot of hours have been dedicated to the sale, from accountants, lawyers and by himself. He says the sale is the only solution to the on-going trouble in the village though. Kit hosted a meeting at the village last week and he says support for the deal is still extremely high. “They understand it’s taken a lot of work but they also understand how much it will mean to them and their neighbours. We need to finish this.” If the purchase goes unconditional today as expected the sale will be completed on November 19.

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Subantarctic adventure for student An environmentally friendly student will set sail on the trip of a lifetime in February next year. Nayland College student Mitchell Chandler has secured a spot on a subantarctic expedition to the Auckland Islands, where he will join a team of scientists planning a new world-leading climate change research station. Mitchell will join 11 other students from around the country that have been specifically chosen by The Sir Peter Blake Trust to go on the Young Blake Expedition and says being able to witness some of the world's leading scientists measuring how biodiversity is affected by climate change firsthand will be an extremely valuable experience. Mitchell will accompany a team of environmental scientiests to the region, which has been identified as critical for studying the effects of climate change. "I am really interested in sealife, marine life and waterways, which makes it all the more exciting to head to the subantarctic. It’s just crazy the amount of biodiversity that’s down there."

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While seeing the wildlife will be a major highlight, Mitchell says having to live and stay on a navy ship for an extended period of time will be one of the more challenging aspects of the voyage. "It's all part of the experience though." After being chosen for the expedition, Mitchell wants to encourage others to follow their passions. “Don’t be afraid of taking opportunities or standing out and being different because that’s how you better yourself. Lots of people are scared of being different. Don’t be afraid, if you are interested in something go for it, you never know where it will take you." As part of preparation for the expedition, Mitchell needs to raise $500 to go towards the costs and is planning a movie night featuring environmental films and footage of Sir Peter Blake. “It’s fundraising but it’s more than that, it is also about awareness and encouraging others to be aware of

Nayland College student Mitchell Chandler, 18, who will travel to the subantartic Auckland Islands next year after being selected by The Sir Peter Blake Trust to go on a Young Blake Expedition. He is the only Nelsonian picked for the adventure. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie. the environment.” Mitchell will be one of 22 crew members aboard the Navy's HMNZS Wellington for the journey. Making up the crew will be rep-

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ON A QUEST: Nelson Intermediate School band Noise Control will be look to win the Rockshop Bandquest for the second year running when it comes to the Theatre Royal this Saturday night. The members pictured above; Rohan Trill, Preston Marsters, Milan Healey-Furniss, Noah Levy, Freya Pinkerton and Liam Parker, won the second ever Nelson event in 2012. Bandquest is the younger sibling of Smokefreerockquest and is for kids of intermediate age across New Zealand. Ten bands will take to the stage on Saturday, with the first set commencing at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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A Nelson diabetic for more than 50 years says she has controlled it by sticking to a strict diet after watching her mother suffer as an “insulin guinea pig”. Winnith Rodley was told she was a diabetic when she was in her late 30s and decided to control it with a “plan” diet and plenty of exercise. But she also had a caution for young people who may be diabetics without knowing it: get it checked and make some changes. Her mother was a bad diabetic and was a “guinea pig” for insulin injections to control it in the 1930s. She says her mother spent a lot of time in hospital with the illness, including a six month stretch when Winnith was just 11. She remembers when her mother was first diagnosed. “It was about 1929 and I’ve never forgotten coming home from school one day and mum was lying on the bed and she said ‘have a look under my foot, I can’t see under my little toe’ and I’ve never forgotten the words I said: ‘poo, it stinks’. It was gangrene and it those days it was very new.” Her mother spent the next few years taking multiple shots of insulin every day to try and control it. Winnith was determined not to go through the same thing. “I was more determined to not go through that. I was a beautiful cook and everyone used to say ‘why don’t’ you go to the show, you’d clean up all the prizes

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Performers from the Blitz Experience. They are from left; Gordon Taylor, Penny Taylor, Mark Wingate, Barb Seymour and Jackie Ramsay. Photo: Andrew Board.

Wartime dance to help next year's Blitz Experience Lest we Forget is one of the Anzac Day highlights with local performers acting out a wartime scene at Founders Park and this weekend is your chance to help them prepare for the next show. Dramatix, the group behind the show, are hosting a wartime dance this Saturday at the Old St

John’s Hall on Hardy St. Money raised from the dance will be invested back into the performance which sees hundreds of people come along each year. This year’s performance was called the “Blitz Experience” where people could get a feel of how it was to live in wartime London.

This Saturday’s event aims to recreate a more pleasant side of life at that time and organiser Tracey Ramsay is encouraging people to turn up in costume and ready to party. “There will be music, a bar, dancing and live entertainment. It will be a really fun night.” Tickets are $10 at the door.

"Amazing", "admirable" and Sinead Ogilvie "legendary" were all words used Reporter to describe local woman Wendy reporter@nelsonweekly.co.nz Logan who has just finished up her final days as the CEO of the there in the top job. Nelson Tasman Kindergarten She says career highlights have been obtaining and lobbying for Association. funding, buildWendy officially ings and Minisretired last week try of Education after spending licensing The 23 years headBrook, Pineing up the assogrove, Waverley ciation and says St, Golden Bay, she's got many Hira and Auckfond memories land Point Kinto take with her dergartens. and will miss "And workmany of the peoing with dediple she's worked cated parents to with along the fundraise and way. very passionate "I will miss the Wendy Logan reacting to teachers to profabulous staff, speeches made in her honvide high qualmany of whom our on Friday evening at ity education for I worked with her retirement function young children." since the 1980s. following 23 years as CEO With more time I will also miss of the Nelson Tasman Kinon her hands, working for a dergarten Association. Wendy will convery communiPhoto: Sinead Ogilvie. tinue to manage ty-centred orthe Marlborough Kindergarten ganisation." Wendy has given many years Association in a part time posiof service to the association, tion and says she wants to spend beginning her journey in 1983 more time with her husband eventually finishing her time and elderly mother.

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That's horrible I feel for her. An alarm doesn't stop them either. We got an alarm and went out to find it had gone off, they got a fright and buggered the system! Didnt take nothing but hell makes your blood boil! I totally agree with her. There are some scums about. Annie Whall. A lot of people are struggling financially, some worse than others, but in these hard times it doesn't give anyone the right to go ahead and do what this guy did. This guy was smart enough to cleverly mastermind this botched home invasion. He should channel that energy into doing something more constructive, positive and legal... big ups to u lady. Sharon May Patterson. Thats not on how horrible hope ya gave him a good boot,but editor please correct your terminology of this

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The Acceleration on Water Festival of Speed Tour splashes off with a two day regatta this weekend. The Lake Rotoiti Power Boat Club is proud to host one of the very first events of the racing season, the Lake Rotoiti Nelson Lakes Regatta. The event is a big one and is back due to popular demand from both racers and spectators. The action starts next weekend, on November 9 and 10, ahead of many other major events on the national calendar, which will encourage a great turnout of racers. This will be the first round of Formula 1 racing for the season. Usually the event would be held in the New Year, but with a lot of big races coming up in the North Island it has been shifted to an earlier date. This should make the event all the more exciting, with a lot of boats still being tweaked ahead of the season. Because many of the drivers and their maintenance teams will be trying new things and perfecting their boats for the competition season, there will be a lot of action out on the water. A line up of ten Formula one tunnels are expected with several new boats and drivers. Julian Stillwell, current Formula 1 NZ Champion following last season’s NZ Nationals is one local driver who can’t wait to get back out on the water. “I’m definitely excited to get back out there. As drivers we’ve been waiting all winter to kick things off. This is the first round of five for the F1 tour so it’s going to be interesting. I’m hoping to pick things up where we left them last season as we were in a very good position.” Julian, whose major sponsor is Scott Construction will also receive a lot of support and more sponsorship from Nelson ITM. “I’m really looking forward

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Grand Prix Hydroplane Masport Cu Raymond Hart pictured in action. and ready to kick off the new season.” She says the regatta will be very important to the drivers, as they will be testing their set up ahead of a five round series around New Zealand and a great turnout is expected. “We have had a great number of entries for this event with 17 boats travelling from the North

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Anthony Robinson driver of Formula One Tunnel ‘Design Windows’, won the NZF1 Formula Tour last season. This weekends event will kick off the 5 round series. key event two years ago and have been keen to have the big boats back at the Lake ever since. We think it will be an asset to the race calendar for the Rotoiti Club to host this every year.” Spectators will be in for a treat, with a wide variety of racing happening over the weekend. The Clubman class which is a new class for the sport

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the airport and Nelson City. Contact John or Yvonne on 545 7857 to organise your next event. Greenacres Golf Club is the perfect setting for your Christmas function, so tee off your work do on the green, a fun option to wrap up a busy year for your business. You will have a great time playing 9 holes at the popular golf course, and can enjoy drinks and a barbeque at the outdoor area afterwards. The game is relaxed

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What does this seminar cover? An introduction to PAYE and IRD obligations, what you must keep on file for each employee. Also including payments such as holiday pay and other additional payments. In conjunction we will be explaining pay roll solutions and options available in the market. Are there different types of contracts? We will explain the differences between a contractor, an employee along with casual and part time and the related holidays including public, annual, sick and parental leave. Will your seminar explain the various deductions? We will cover various deductions including; student loans, court fines, child maintenance and also explain Kiwisaver from the employers perspective. How does ACC work? An explanation of work injuries and their impacts. Most importantly we will offer the 10 top tips of what you can do to protect yourself as an employer including termination of employees so come along to my FREE course on 28 November. What services do you provide? We are a high quality company specialising in professional painting and decorative finishes, based in Nelson. We provide a wide range of decorative services throughout the Nelson region, from painting and decorating, water blasting, through to interior design for both commercial and residential premises. Whether you choose contemporary or traditional, tastes change throughout time and we can help with all of your decorating needs. You need the job done once and done right, to insure an excellent finish. What type of products do you use? We only use non toxic, non petrochemical, natural paints and finishes. We supply a wide range of Resene and Dulux paints with highly qualified tradesman at your door step. How long does it take to get a quote? Some places seem to take forever! P & S Shuttleworth will provide you with a quote within 48 hours and upon undertaking your work will complete it in a quick time, without cutting corners. Quality of workmanship is done to perfection and is all done to manufacturers recommendations.

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be around for another 50.” As a nonprofit organisation, Tahunanui Kindergarten’s philosophy is to offer high quality early childhood education that is affordable for all families. The Kindergarten Association have stuck by that and that is one of the reasons the kindergarten has been around for so many years says Linda. “We are really community focused. We want all children and their families to have fantastic and accessible early childhood education.” Currently there are more than 60 children enrolled at Tahunanui Kindergarten, with no more than 40 attending at any one time. It is a very popular kindy, the number of teachers per child is very high says Linda. “All of our teachers are fully qualified. We have extra adult support and our teachers in training are all in excess of our qualified teaching staff, which means we have very good ratios.” There is more to Tahunanui Kindergarten than meets the eye. Tucked away behind the main doors you’ll find a wonderfully spacious environment just waiting to be explored. The inside play and SUNRISE CLEANING SERVICES (NELSON) LTD. learning area opens out into a huge Nelson Owned & Operated for 25 years outdoor space, with play equip120 STAFF SERVICING 100 COMMERCIAL CLIENTS ment stretching as far as the eye

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can see. This enables children to experience a wide range of activities, where they can develop physical skills and confidence, all while having fun. Over the years the outdoor space has been upgraded several times, but it has always been a steady favourite as generations of children have moved through the kindergarten says Linda. “Our outside area is a really great space. It has had a few updates but remains a challenging, fun environment for the children to flourish in.” Linda says the longevity of the kindergarten has come from how family oriented it is. “We are very welcoming to families and are very family focused. We encourage families to be as involved in as much or as little as they want in kindergarten. Whatever works for them.” With Tahunanui School right next door, the kindergarten offers a great transition to school. The teachers have a great relationship with the school’s new entrant teacher which is fostered to make the change from kindergarten to school as easy as possible for the children. “By the time children from the kindergarten go to move on, they already have a Caden Read, 5, who’s last day at Tahunanui Kindergarten is today, playing on the outdoor equipment at the kindy. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie.

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group of friends they are ready to start school with and they are familiar with the environment and the teacher.” Ex pupil Joy Shackleton knows the benefits of attending a kindergarten in the heart of such a great community. She says she has many great memories of Tahunanui Kindergarten, so much so that she has sent all four of her boys there over the years, the youngest of which is currently still attending. “I was born and raised in Tahuna and have so many happy memories of the kindy. All of my boys love it and they’ve all attended. It has a really traditional, family focus.” Coinciding with the kindergarten’s 50th anniversary, there will be a change to the amount of hours it will offer families. The Kindergarten Association recently canvassed opinion from parents and the community and after considering the feedback, Tahunanui Kindergarten will now offer a full six hour day to children and parents. Linda says the extended hours will allow families with different schedules to utilize the kindergarten to better suit their needs and it was a positive step for everyone. “The feedback we have had is that the modern family wants more flexibility and more accessible hours, so we are excited to be able to offer a full day for children, commencing after our cel-

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ebrations.” To celebrate their 50th anniversar y, Tahunanui Kindergarten is holding a teddy bears picnic between 5.30 and 7.30pm this Friday at the kindergarten grounds. Past students, parents, teachers and supporters are all welcome to attend. Each child will be bringing a teddy and there will be plenty of entertainment such as Kath Bee, a bouncy castle, best dressed ted competition and lots more. There will also be old photos galore so see if you can spot yourself in any, you might be surprised. The event will also be the launch of the latest Rainbow reading books which feature Tahunanui Kindergarten children. “This is a really fantastic opportunity for anyone who has had a part to play or been involved with Tahunanui kindergarten over the years. We would love to celebrate with you so come and join us this Friday evening.” A BBQ sausage sizzle will be on the go so either bring your own picnic for the evening or purchase something to eat at the event. The parents, teachers and helpers at Tahunanui Kindergarten have been working hard to organise this fantastic occasion, so take a walk down memory lane and see how much or how little the kindergarten has changed since you last attended. Help the current students and staff celebrate the 50th anniversary of a very special place. Phone Linda for any extra information about this Friday’s anniversary event or simply turn up between 5.30pm and 7.30pm at 53 Muritai St, Tahunanui. Jed, 10, Gus, 4, Seth, 6 and Murphy, 8, with mum Joy Shackleton were all Tahunanui Kindergarten pupils.

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Payne Brothers win King of Forest crown Payne Brothers are the fastest logging crew around but only just after edging out Bryan Heslop Logging 1 in a dramatic Stihl New Zealand King of the Forest final held at the Logging Weekend at the Pigeon Valley Steam Museum near Wakefield on Saturday. Eight teams of four took on the challenge of completing four tasks including wire rope tying, assembling a chainsaw and chainsawing and splitting logs and in the finish it came down to one second with Payne Brothers winning in 4 minutes 57 seconds. Heslops actually finished the course in a faster time of four minutes 48 seconds but received a 10 second time penalty to hand the Winston Allnut Memorial Trophy to Paynes.

Mitch White delimbs at high speed during the King of the Forest final at the Logging Weekend. Photo: Simon Bloomberg. Defending champions Fulton their two runs missing out on Hogan were the third-fastest the final by three seconds. Kelly qualifier in King of the Forest Logging 2 was fourth in 11 in 10 minutes 59 seconds for minutes 2 seconds.

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. Right: Harkness, bride. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 28628. Below: Peach orchard & pickers, gp 6. Nelson Provincial Museum, Kingsford Collection: 160211. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email details to the museum at: history@museumnp.org.nz.

Georgie Pie is back in Nelson after a 15 year absence. Pictured right is McDonald’s Nelson owener Tony Perkins with one of the first Georgie Pies to go on sale in the South Island. Georgie Pie was last in Nelson in the late 90s, when it was in the old fire station on Halifax St. The pie was brought back in the North Island earlier this year through McDonald’s restaurants and yesterday it was put on the menu in Nelson. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Former Nelson College first XV captain Mitchell Drummond was last week named in the Crusaders squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Mitchell Drummond will only have to glance across the changing shed to see how far his rugby career has come in the space of 12 months. This time last year Mitchell was the captain of the Nelson College first XV – or more simply an 18 year old year studying for NCEA exams. But this week he achieved a feat no ordinary teenager will reach – he was named in the Crusaders squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season. At 19 years old Mitchell is easily the youngest member of the team which is often revered for being historically the greatest ever franchise. While the Crusaders haven’t won a championship under coach Todd Blackadder, the roster is still stacked full of global superstars. Daniel Carter might be on a sabbatical for most of next season, but Mitchell’s new team mates include Richie McCaw, Kieran Read and a casual 17 other past or present All Blacks. “I’ve always wanted to be a Crusader so to have it happen at 19 is unreal. This time last year I was sitting there and watching them on TV and now I’m going to be turning up to the same training as team-mates,” he says. “I still have to pinch myself.” When Mitchell left Nelson College at the end of last year he had a big decision to make – stay in Nelson and play for the Tasman Makos or head to Christchurch and force his way through the Canterbury set-up. With no guarantees that he’d be picked up by Canterbury, Mitchell turned down an offer with Tasman

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editorial@waimeaweekly.co.nz and shifted south. In hindsight the move has certainly paid off, making his ITM Cup debut against Manawatu in Christchurch and now signing a two year deal with the Crusaders. “It was tough to move away but I’m just grateful everything has worked out the way it has. I wanted to move out of home and do my own thing. I wanted a new challenge outside of sport like cooking, doing my own washing and that was a challenge in itself,” he explains when asked about his move out of Nelson. Just like at ITM Cup level, Mitchell will be third choice halfback behind Andy Ellis and Willi Heinz, but for the moment he’s happy to bide his time and learn as much as possible. “They’re both real good guys, they’re best of mates and they’ve welcomed me in. I just want to work as hard as I can in that first year and whatever happens, happens.” There’s also a good chance Mitchell will get an early taste of Super Rugby in a reasonably familiar setting with the announcement that the Crusaders will host the Highlanders in Motueka for a pre-season match on February 7. “My old man is born and bred in Mot so to have him there and all my family and friends will be awesome and I’m really looking forward to it.”

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Nelson 4x4 driver wins 'winch challenge' When Andrew “Sav” Satherly won the Mainland Winch Challenge last year it should have been the highlight of his 4x4 career. Instead, he felt like his 1NZ was unfairly won due to the lack of North Island competitors at an event that was supposed to be the national championship. So this year, Andrew and his codriver Steven “Scotty” Newport made sure their second national championship victory in consecutive years would be won against the best in their outlaw class.

And last month the duo claimed that feat in Manukau. “We feel like we slightly unfairly won it because there was no real North Island competition,” Andrew explains. “This year there was plenty of competition. It is [satisfying] knowing that we can kick their arse.” The Mainland Winch Challenge Series, which consists of five South Island races, is up there with the toughest four-wheel driving competitions in the country. Driving a red Jeep Wrangler through un-

predictable and various terrains, the task is simple; get to the finish line in the quickest time. There’s a winch on board, which comes in handy when the car is stuck in thick bog, and makes the competition unique. “Some races can be 50m through a bog and out the other side or it can be up to a kilometre long in the rough weaving through trees.” Andrew’s 1NZ title came following an already successful season where he won four of the five South Island events.

Andrew Satherly and his co-driver Steven Newport took out 1NZ Winch Challenge last month. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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on to win their singles comprehensively as well; Kenta beat Hamish 6-3, 6-1 and David beat Brendon Sutherland 6-1, 6-0. Top ladies pair, Lynnie Nevin and Suzanne Spence worked their magic to beat the top Marlborough ladies 6-4, 7-5. One of Nelson’s top juniors, Laura Roberts, showed a polished performance in her debut as a senior rep player beating Eveline Apthorpe 6-1, 6-3 in her singles and making a winning doubles pairing with Leanne Greep 7-5, 7-6 against Sandy Stubbs and Abbey Hogg. A spokesperson from Nelson Bays Tennis says there were some great performances from the entire team producing quality tennis that was enjoyable to watch and winning the cup topped it all off.

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Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club Everyone in Nelson must have been out fishing on Sunday morning and who could blame them after a very wild Labour Weekend? With such a perfect forecast the only place to be was on the water in Tasman Bay. The car park was bursting at the seams forcing cars with boat trailers to park on both sides of Akersten Street. Boats were lined up very early in the morning 3 abreast on the ramp, 3 waiting above those that were launching and others lined up waiting their turn. Having been on a busy boat ramp, here are a few simple tips to ensure you don’t hold others up at the boat ramp. Make sure you have removed the propeller flag, undone boat strops, put bungs in and whatever else you deem necessary to put your boat in the water before you back down the ramp. This way you won’t hold others up. Remember the boat ramp is there to launch your boat as quickly and efficiently as possible. Likewise when also retrieving and this will help ensure are no long waits for those behind you. As for the snapper, they are everywhere out there at the moment, with good catches of big fish getting reported daily now. Best method so far is the trusty old long line, which has been producing snapper in excess of 10kg. Generally speaking it’s a good idea to only leave the setline down for an hour or so with a lot of

fish around otherwise you can end up with a few too many and also if they aren’t there you haven’t wasted too much time in a non productive spot. There are quite a few more fish being caught on the rods than last season, averaging between the 35 and 50cm mark. We found squid worked well on the setline while chunks of pillies worked well with snapper flasher rigs on the rods. Reports of fish right up to the harbour entrance and a few off Rabbit Island have been coming in. Huge schools of kahawai have been working the inner harbour and along the Boulder Bank. Look for the birds that are actively working and this will help you to find the schools of fish. Spinners are the go on them at the moment as they are actively feeding on the surface. Gurnard are also very plentiful and make a nice addition to the day's catch. It won’t be long before the schools of kingfish return, I’ll give you an update in the next few weeks how to target them. Scallops at Okiwi Bay are still in excellent condition but a little hard to get. We were averaging about 30-40 takeable scallops a tow last weekend and got a couple of dozen good oysters as bonus. Enjoy the great weather and awesome fishing but remember to leave a few for next time.

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Three of Nelson's top young road cyclists George Bennett, Sean Hambrook and Kieran Hambrook are back home after a long season racing overseas. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

Top local cyclists back home after big season Three of the region's top young road cyclists, George Bennett and Kieran and Sean Hambrook, are back home after finishing long seasons racing in the northern hemisphere but for two of them there is still one last assignment before they can enjoy a hard-earned rest. George is having some time off the bike after riding for RadioShack Leopard Trek in a number of the world's biggest races including the Giro Italia and Tour of Beijing. The 23-year-old admits he is exhausted after racing for almost 11 months and suffering some nasty injuries including a hairline fracture of the spine suffered in a crash in the Giro. "I crashed on day three when a rider went down in front of me and I got a pedal in my back. I couldn't feel my legs and couldn't stand properly when I got up so there was a bit of panic and when I was helped back onto my bike I could hardly pedal. "I had a fracture in my spine but nothing showed up in the initial X-ray because my back was so swollen. I spent the next 18 days riding with a hairline fracture and suffering and getting dropped – it was disappointing because I had been going so well before the Giro." George bounced back to ride strongly in the Tour of Utah finishing 11th, the US pro Challenge in Colorado and the water-logged World Champs before ending the season in the Tour Beijing and Japan Cup. Now he is enjoying a rest before heading back to Europe later this month when he will join a new team for a two week training camp. "RadioShack are concentrating on the classic one day races next season so they didn't renew my contract. All the teams are cutting riders from their budgets – there's something like 100 proriders without jobs for next year – so I'm really relieved to have a team although I can't say who it is just yet," George says. In contrast to George, Kieran, 22, and Sean, 19, have been clocking up the kilometres since returning from Europe to get ready for the Tour of

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simon@waimeaweekly.co.nz Southland which started last Sunday (November 3). After a long season racing for T Palm Continental in Belgium, Kieran said it has been hard work staying motivated to train for Southland. "I'd already had a long season and when I got back daylight saving hadn't started and there was no one to ride with," Kieran says. "Motivation was quite a problem but I managed to get a few good weeks together and get a few good miles so I'm happier now." Kieran finished second in the King of the Mountains and Sprint competitions in last year's Tour of Southland and says he plans to ride aggressively again this year to try and win one of those jerseys. Sean, who was fifth in the general classification early in last year's Tour of Southland, is also chasing top honours although he expects they will have to ride for the team's best performed rider Lachlan Norris of Australia. "It's been mentally hard to keep riding but you have to make the effort because the Tour of Southland is New Zealand's biggest tour," Sean says. After a series of top 10 finishes racing in his first year out of juniors for his French team Sojasun, Sean is determined to keep improving so he can get on the podium when he returns to France next year. "It was a big jump going up from juniors and although I had quite a few top tens I never cracked the podium and that's what it's all about." Nelson's Tom Ashley is also riding in the Tour of Southland for team Creations Signs L and M Group Racing. After the Tour of Southland, the next assignment for George, Kieran and Sean will be the Tour de Vineyards to be held around the Tasman district from December 31 to January 4.

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Club sides schooled at Tasman 7s

Don't be surprised to see more schoolboys in the Tasman Makos rugby sevens squad this year. While Nelson College stole the limelight at Saturday's Turf Hotel Tasman Club Sevens, winning the one-sided final 50-5 over historic rivals Nelson, the overall quality on display at the tournament left a lot to be desired. Mike Kerrisk, who coached the Tasman side at the national championship last year before stepping back into a more managerial role this year, says it was very likely some Nelson College players will make the training squad after their Condor 7s commitments after showing up some more experienced senior players on the weekend. "After the Condor 7s tournament we'll be tapping some of the Nelson College boys on the shoulder and seeing if they're interested. As they've shown today they've played more sevens than anybody," he says. Mike described the quality on display as a "mixed bag", adding that some players may have played their way out of a spot on the roster. "There have been some boys that have really stuck up their hand and they were guys that were already on our paper but there are some in the mens and womens grades that we had an eye on but this weekend proved that going to the next level

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will take a lot of work. Across the board, with the exception of Nelson College, fitness is a very, very big factor and there was a lack of game fitness. These girls and boys know this is the sevens season, they know when the competitions are, and they should have come here fit." Ten teams were entered in the men's grade with Stoke and Marlborough side Central reaching the semi-final stage. In the women's draw which had just three teams, Marist were too good for Waimea Old Boys, winning the final 20-12. A training squad for both men and women was likely to be named before the end of this week, ahead of a Christchurch invitational tournament in a fortnight. The mens team could include a handful of front-line Tasman Makos that did not compete on Saturday including Robbie Malneek, Billy Guyton, Mitchell Scott, Kieran Fonotia and Tevita Koloamatangi, all of whom Mike says had shown some interest. The South Island tournament in Timaru, which will act as a qualifier for nationals, will be held on November 23.

Miro Mitchell of Nelson College fends off his opposite during his side's 50-5 club sevens final victory over Nelson. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

No Marty Mo yet in 'Mo'hana Three time "Mo"hana winner Marty Campbell.

Getting in the spirit and sporting a moustache at RunMahana has always been well received and this year 68 have already indicated their intentions by entering the "Mo"hana section. Be it growing the real thing this month or simply sporting a fake or finger moustache, there is plenty of interest in the fun side – also a charity side – of RunMahana. Marty Campbell is a three times winner, but to date his entry hasn't been sighted, probably because he is still out in mourning for his Aussie inspirator Mark "Chopper" Read, who sadly passed away early last month. Organiser Greg Dykzeul says he is sure the champion will return. "No doubt he is tucked away out of early

stubble sight, manuring and manicuring its 2013 design towards it's public release on December 1 when he will again sway the public and judges that he is the man to vote for and walk away with a Trailways $100 dinner voucher. Along the way all are creating valuable awareness for Prostate Cancer which is the charity chosen to benefit again from this years romp around the Woollaston Estate countryside. Greg says registrations have already surpassed 500 and are growing daily, especially with the fantastic South Pacific prize of a trip for two to Samoa to be won. Full details of the run and how to register can be found at www.run mahana.co.nz.

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. Double your entry by starting a new group in a street that doesn’t yet have an existing Neighbourhood Support group. Triple your entry by starting a group from Kim’s monthly Top 10 list.

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BREAST PROSTHESIS AND MASTECTOMY BRAS: Ready for a new breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras? Call for an appointment or info. Helen Clements. Classic Contours. Ph 547 5378 www.classiccontoursnz.co.nz SKINCARE WORKSHOP: Wakefield Village Hall. Come & make hand milled soap moisturiser with aloe, lip balm & native plant herbal shampoo. Sat 16 Nov from 1-3pm, $25 includes take home products you make. Book now, email Chrystalsnaturesoap@ gmail.com or phone/txt 021 1364592. GETTING ENGAGED? Fundraising Auction/Quiz night. Handmade ring to your own design up to value of $10,000 for AUCTION. Awesome xmas gifts here. 7 Nov, United Bowling Club, 201 Waimea Rd, Nelson. $10 per ticket. Phone Tracey 5483300. Full list on www.savetripletui.co.nz LEARN ANCIENT INDIAN way of using spices; make delicious Dhal & Ghee. Ayurveda Cooking w/Akky Leurick, Sun 17 Nov 10:30-2pm, 6 Valley Heights Rd, Nelson. Call 548-7511 or 0211 460 438. Donation includes information booklet: $40 NEXT HEARING CLINIC: 8 Nov Free checks & assessment for 16+ years. Held the 2nd Friday of each month at Victory Community Centre. Ph 546 8385 for appointment WAR TIME TEA DANCE: 9 Nov, 7pm, Old St John's Hall, Hardy St. Dancing, singing, entertainment, bar Come in 1940's costume. Door tickets $10 incl supper In aid of Lest We Forget FAMILY PICNIC DAY: Sun 10 Nov, 11am-3pm, Victory Square. Food stalls, bouncy castle, face painting, games etc. Organised by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson & Whakatu Rotary. CHRISTMAS FAIR: St David's Church Hall, 11 Florence St, Richmond. Sat 23 Nov 10am-2pm. View a variety of Christmas goodies, get ideas for Christmas & purchase decorations, crafts, truffles, cakes, gift baskets & much more. $2 entry. Info 544 7891 NELSON INSTITUTE presents "Shackleton's Bad Lads", a talk by retired sea captain Andrew Leachman. 7.30pm Wed 6 Nov, Room A211 NMIT access off the Alton St car park. All welcome. Cost $3. FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 5pm onwards Tahunanui Kindy 50th Birthday Party. Teddy Bears Picnic. Present & past students and teachers welcome. Please phone kindy if you know of students who are doing something “interesting” for a “Where are they Now” board. Ph: 548 5345 E: tahunakgtn@ xtra.co.nz Kath Bee, Best dressed Ted, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle & more. WANTING A FAMILY PORTRAIT in time for Xmas? Enner Glynn Playcentre Fundraiser thanks to Pacific Portraits $10 gets you a 10"x13" photo 9 Nov. Call Tara to book 5441694 0276306187 Tara.L.Hope@gmail.com ASTRONOMY QUIZ All welcome. Thurs 7 Nov, 7.30pm. Cawthron Meeting rooms, off Milton St. Nelson Science Society. Robert 544 5241. STAR PARTY View the moon, Venus & other stellar objects. Friday 8 Nov, 8.30pm. Atkinson observatory, Clifton

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