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Dry and sunny start to 2015 Sales of ice creams, bottled water, sunscreen and water slides have been “going crazy” as temperatures around the Nelson region hit near-record highs last month. The latest Met Service records released on Monday tell us what we already know – that January in Nelson was one of the hottest and driest months on record. Nelson’s average mean temperature last month was 19.1 degrees Celsius, with the

highest maximum of 27 degrees being recorded on January 18 and 29. That made it the fifth warmest January since records began in 1941 and the second driest with just 6.6mm of rain in the month. In fact, if it hadn’t have rained on Saturday – the final day of the month – it would have been the driest January on record, beating the record low of 3.7mm in 1978.

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simon@waimeaweekly.co.nz And that warm weather has resulted in record sales of anything and everything that’s cool, wet or refreshing. “I’ve been here for seven summers and this one has been the busiest ever,” says Philip

van der Waal, owner of ice cream and gelato shop Penguinos. “I would have sold 40 per cent more this month than I did last January. Market Day is usually our best day but last Thursday it was really hot and we sold twice that amount.” Philip says the refreshing flavours like lemon, watermelon and mint have been


BACK TO SCHOOL: Henley School teacher Rachel Myers with some of the school’s 23 new entrants who started on Tuesday. Henley is one of the many schools throughout the Nelson region that went back this week after the summer holidays and Nelson Anniversary Day on Monday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

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Dry January boosts sales Rain doesn’t dampen Sarau Festival FROM PAGE 1 the biggest sellers. Berrylands in Appleby has also been busy with co-owner Steph Kristofski saying the girls in the real fruit icecream shop were making up to 400 ice creams a day through January. Berryland’s ice cream truck in Bethany Park in Kaiteriteri was also busy making around 200 a day. “We have four girls in the shop and they have been working really hard. We also sell berries but it’s the ice creams that people have been after.” Ice cream producers have also been flat out, with Talley’s domestic retail sales manager Bob Darragh saying their ice cream has been “flying out

the door” to retailers. Sunscreen has also been a hot item with Andrew McGlashen of McGlashen Pharmacy estimating sales are up around 20 per cent on last summer. “Sunscreen has really been selling but what’s really interesting is that we have sold less products for treating sunburn.” Although supermarket owners would not reveal figures, they all reported a big increase in sales of ice cream, water, drinks and sunscreen. Fresh Choice Richmond’s Gary Watson says kids with ice creams have been a common sight in shopping trolleys outside his Richmond Mall supermarket.

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The rain may have been an unwelcome guest at this year’s Sarau Festival but it didn’t manage to dampen the spirits of those who attended. “I think it’s disappointing because it doesn’t make it as much fun for people, but it’s fabulous that people turned out and hopefully they all had a really good time,” says festival co-ordinator Jenny Leith. The Sarau Festival is in its eighth year and has gained a reputation for providing a laid back and enjoyable time for all. This year was no different and, as well as celebrating the Moutere’s blackcurrant harvest, the festival also featured a display of crosses and a history tent to commemorate the men from the district who fought in World War 1. There were over 100 stalls on the day, including arts, crafts and food from around the

Nick and Cherie McIntyre, and Ron and Chris Lock, shelter from the rain at the Sarau Festival. Photo: Jessie Johnston. area, which soon turned into our community centre after the welcome shelters from the devastating fires, so that’s what weather for those other than most of the bulk funds have stallholders. However, those gone to, but we also give a lot of who did make the most of the it to all the local sports groups, festival, rain included, enjoyed the youth trust, and we run the a true community event with Sarau Scholarship,” says Jenny. all the proceeds raised going She says the event is also spestraight back into the commu- cial because it is made possible nity through the Sarau Trust. thanks to a team of dedicated “For the last two years, of volunteers who put a lot of “encourse, we’ve been rebuilding ergy” into it.



Stolen family car torched A Richmond couple spent Tuesday morning “racing around trying to borrow a car and find new car seats” so they could take their three children to school and pre-school and then get to work after their family car was stolen and torched. Peter Cook says they had their Mazda station wagon stolen from their Richmond home sometime on Monday night, leaving the young family with three children under-seven carless. And they are going to stay that way, for a few days at least, after the car was found burned out behind the Stoke Hall. “The first I knew about it was when the police knocked on our door at six this (Monday) morning,” Peter says. “It was parked in the driveway and locked so it’s a bit of a shock the kids were crying, the missus was crying - it’s not good. “It’s the only car we have got it’s the only one we can afford so it’s really inconvenient. I’d just put two new tyres on it and filled it up with petrol too. “I can’t understand why anyone would want to do this. It’s not

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Peter Cook’s family car was found burnt out in Stoke after it was stolen on Monday night from his Richmond home. what you expect in Nelson.” Peter says they managed to get through Tuesday after “borrowing the in-laws’ car” and rushing around getting new car seats for their children. Fortunately the car was insured so Peter is hoping to get a replacement sooner rather than later. News of the theft made its way to Facebook where locals weren’t shy in sharing their thoughts on the theft. One called them “bloody low lifes”, while Stacey Schoester

wrote, “That is bloody disgusting, that makes me so angry! Hope they find the person/ people that did that.” Nelson Police says the theft was reported to them by the firebrigade which extinguished the car fire. Fire incident records show that the Stoke Volunteer Fire Brigade attended the fire at about 5.10am. Anyone with information about the theft can contact Nelson Police on 546 3840 or confidentially to CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.

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Nelson cyclist Tom Filmer is certain to have some painful memories of his 21st birthday after deciding to celebrate the occasion by riding up the Barnicoat Walkway 21 times in 21 hours. Riding up the track just once is enough for most recreational mountainbikers, who usually take around 30 or 40 minutes to climb the 451 vertical metres and 3 kilometres from the head of the Marsden Valley to the top of the Barnicoat Range. But Tom wanted to “do something different” for his 21st and came up with the crazy plan for riding the Barnicoat 21 times in 21 hours. He also wanted to be celebrate his birthday by helping a charity and is promoting his 21 ascents ride as a fundraiser for the Nelson Tasman Hospice. “Lots of people have helped me out with my riding over the years so I thought it was time for me to give something back,” Tom says.

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“All the charities do a really good job but we decided on the hospice because all the nurses and people behind it are so awesome.” Tom will start his charity ride with head lights at 4am this Saturday. He will need to ride around 126 kilometres of the fourwheel-drive track and climb a total of 9471 vertical metres in 21 hours to reach his target - that’s 623 metres more than Mt Everest. “The fastest I’ve gone up there is around 16 or 17 minutes and I’ve ridden it really hard five times in a row in training but this is going to completely different. It will be really important to pace myself and keep a close eye on my heart rate so I don’t blow up. “I’ll also need to make sure I keep eating and drinking. If I don’t keep my energy levels up

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Coman Construction staff secure the new roof framing on the Network Tasman building on Queen St last week. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

Simon Bloomberg Richmond shoppers were looking skyward last Wednesday as they watched Coman Construction crane a giant roof onto Network Tasman’s new two-storey office building on Queen St. The 13.5 metre long and 14.5 metre wide timber framing for the roof was constructed using Laminated Veneer Lumber, produced just down the road at Nelson Pine Industries. It was designed by another Lower Queen St company, Potius Panels, which uses engineered timber panel systems as a lightweight and fast alternative to conventional flooring and roof structures. The roof weighed 9.7 tonnes, including the crane’s rigging, and will later by covered by purlins and plywood and long-run roofing. “It was an intricate lift,” Coman Construction’s site manager Gavin Williams says. “There was quite a lot of time spent setting up the crane for the lift and then it took us about two hours to get it in place and secured.” Coman Construction’s construction manager, Ben Coman, says the new office building is replacing the 1930s Power Board building that was demolished in 2013 because it was a seismic risk. The project is being managed by Don Robertson of Tasman Projects and has been designed by Redbox Architects with engineers Cameron Gibson Wells, using the latest seismic technology. Network Tasman has leased the new building from the middle of this year to Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and Nelson Bays Primary Health. They also lease the first and second floors of the adjacent three-level building, and will have capacity for over 100 staff and 10 consulting rooms in the offices.

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Wakefield Methodist Church held its final service as a worshipping congregation on Sunday, January 11. The service also marked the last led by Minister Paul Tregurtha, who is retiring after eight years as Waimea Methodist Parish Presbyter. Martin Oh, originally from South Korea, has been appointed as his replacement and will be inducted into the church on February 4. The disestablishment of the Wakefield congregation brings to an end a long history of Methodist witness in the area that began in 1872 in a church located in Wai-iti. In 1911, land was purchased for 60 pounds as a site for a new church and in 1916 a decision was made to start building a new church for under 300 pounds. The Wakefield Methodist Church was completed and opened in 1919 with 92 members from the Wakefield, Waiiti, Foxhill and Tapawera area. It is still located on its original site at Wakefield Village on the

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Trevor Timpson has spent the better part of 40 years whacking golf balls for fun, this summer one got some revenge. Trevor, a committee member of the Golden Downs Golf Club, was playing in the club’s annual New Year tournament alongside three other players, including his brother Kevin. As the foursome were waiting at the ninth tee, Trevor heard a cry of “four” coming from the first tee – the cry is code for “the ball is coming your way, watch out”. He turned to see a man pointing in his direction so Trevor, not seeing the ball, simply dipped his head as he had countless times before. Then, whack. The 55 year old was hit on the top of his head by the ball. He dropped to his knees, concussed. He says the next thing he remembers is waking up with his eyes and breath flickering, and finally, when he reTrevor alised what had happened, he Timpson. looked up to see his brother looking down on him with his hands on his hips and shaking his head. The dazed Trevor then heard his brother say “I can’t believe it knocked you out, I thought you were tougher than that”. The man who hit the ball came rushing over to offer his sincere apologies which Trevor quickly accepted, but it did take some time to stop the bleeding from the cut the ball made. “They were pouring water over my head,” says Trevor. “So the blood went all over my t-shirt. It looked worse than it was but it was quite funny when I got up to say a speech at the end of the tournament. I said ‘welcome to our friendly club’ while still wearing my blood-soaked shirt. It got a couple of laughs.” Trevor said he went to the hospital only after the tournament and was given the all clear. He was back playing golf at his beloved Golden Downs course the following week.



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Richmond Bridge Club offering lessons to new members

Monique Wightman, Steve Gray, Daryl Pritchard and Shirley Lattimore are encouraging people to play bridge. Photo: Jacob Chandler.

The Richmond Bridge Club is encouraging people to learn the game by providing comprehensive bridge lessons to any new members interested in the game. Club member Shirley Lattimore says lessons are one of the best ways to learn how to play the game. “Lessons are really great, we’re planning on having them over twelve weeks. What we do is stop and catch up a wee bit if people get a bit confused.” She says the club encourages people of all ages to get involved and it is great for keeping your mind active. “There is a stigma that bridge is for old people but it’s really not. It’s the young people who tend to play really well.” The Richmond club is strong with close to 220 members but would like more people to be intro-

duced to the game. Bridge grand master Steve Gray says since teaching bridge it has dawned on him just how much he didn’t know when he started. “I reckon I’ve played in a haze for the first 25 years, it was only in the last 15 years that I’ve really learnt the game. The minute you’ve got to teach it you realise how much you don’t know.” The club has kept up to date with technology, using tabletop bridge pads to transmit the game information through a modem, generating card printouts. Cards are also shuffled and sorted by machine. Many members play bridge online using computers or tablets and compete with players all around the globe. Twelve lessons cost $50 and include a year’s membership with a badge.

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Mountainbiking Track, Wednesday, January, 21: Over 70 people attended a public meeting to discuss plans for a new mountain bike park in Wai-iti’s Tunnicliffe Forest. There was some concern from other users over the disruption a bike park may cause, so a second meeting will be held with representatives from each user group in order to discuss the park in greater detail. The date for the meeting is yet to be decided. Outdoor Theatre, Wednesday, January, 29: The Body and Space Theatre Company have enjoyed some successful performances at Fairfield House. The group performed an adaption of Around the World in 80 days which got a great response from the audience. Around 1400 people attended the shows which were held in Nelson between January 23 and 30. The theatre company also held two shows in Richmond’s Washbourn Gardens on January 31 and February 1.

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Suburban Club, Wednesday, January, 29: The Suburban Club has started 2015 with an upward trend. Following on from the Waimea Weekly story reporting a $221,000 profit for the 2014 financial year, the club has seen more growth; this time in new members, with many locals taking advantage of the current $25 membership deal.

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Cycling and art are not usually two things that go together but one Brightwater artist is changing that by creating sculptures of a funky biking family for the Sprig & Fern Bicycle Art Competition. The competition is part of the Konica Minolta Bikefest Nelson which started at the weekend and it has already attracted some weird and wonderful entries. One of those has been created by sculptor Gwen Nicholson who has entered fabric sculptures of a mum, dad and daughter out biking. Gwen has made the bike riders out of wire frames covered in old clothing items which have been set using a fabric hardening product called Paverpol. The cyclists are riding old bikes Gwen “scrounged up” from neighbours and the recycle centre where she also found the old clothing items. “I was initially only going to make a lady rider but I thought she needed company so I started making the father and daughter. There might even be a fourth family member out riding if I get time - who knows.” Competition organiser, Kaye Hill of Cyclelogical, says she has already received 21 entries and expects more before the entries close on February 10. The variety of the entries is “awesome” and includes a chair made of bike parts, a bird, paintings, sculptures and jewellery and a ball made out of 175 bike inner tubes. All the creations need to contain bicycle components, either physically or as an image, and will be on display and judged at the Carnivelo at Trafalgar Park on February 13. The winner will receive $1000 from Sprig & Fern.

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Vistalite Richmond has been in business for over 20 years and is a tried and trusted name when it comes to manufacturing and installing aluminium windows, doors and conservatories. Owner Trevor Norris and his team pride themselves on receiving repeat business from a huge number of customers who have seen for themselves the high-quality workmanship that Vistalite Richmond provide. The team can help you find the best window or door solution for your home, and there’s no job too big or too small for the group of qualified joiners. With an extensive range of new window and door designs available, Vistalite can also offer homeowners the choice of Retro Fit Double Glazing. This can often be the answer when people are looking for a quick and unobtrusive answer to keeping their homes warmer and drier. Vistalite Richmond is also the expert in conservatories; a great way to add an extra room to your house. Now you can make the most of an outdoor area that is normally affected by sunlight or wind, and create a relaxing place to spend your time. Whichever solution you are looking at for your home, the team at Vistalite will always be there to help you make the right decision. Nick Marer of the Little Pig Building Company believes that building or renovating a home should be a rewarding experience, both during the build and after its completion when the owners are enjoying their new life. The company has been building sustainable homes for over 20 years, so Nick is well-versed in the art of building with energy efficient, sustainable materials, and over the years, has built up a list of many satisfied clients. The Little Pig Building Company has its own standard plans, or can work with your architect’s plans to build or renovate the perfect home for you, and with so much experience in both the design and construction, Nick is a good person to talk to if you’re not sure where to start. The building company specialises in straw bale construction, however Nick says he is happy to build with timber or brick – or any other suitable material to create a more conventional environmentally friendly home. if you have a renovation or extension in mind, or maybe a whole new house, give Nick a call at The Little Pig Building Co on 542 4402 or 027 448 0465. Visit them on www.littlepigbuilding.co.nz or see them on Facebook.

Kerry and Sharlene Friend have proudly owned and operated Topline Automotive for over 20 years and continue to offer their customers the very best mechanical service. Kerry and his team of A-grade mechanics are behind a tried and trusted name thanks to their comprehensive range of automotive services and mechanical and electrical repairs. Topline Automotive is approved and certified by Land Transport New Zealand to issue warrants of fitness and they have the expertise to repair and service any make and model of vehicle, regardless of its condition or age. With a fully equipped workshop, A-grade mechanics and the backing of the Motor Trade Association (MTA), Topline Automotive is the only workshop you need to keep your car on the road. Kerry and his team also specialise in computerised scanning and diagnostics, making it easier to identify and fix any problems your vehicle may have. Whether you’re in for a tune-up and service, WOF, oil change, alignment and balance or any other job, Topline Automotive guarantee a helpful and friendly service every time and offer free pick up and drop off of vehicles in the Richmond area. Contact them today on 544 2266, email topline@xtra.co.nz or call into see them at 7 Gladstone Rd, Richmond to talk to the expert team about your car. Mobility 4 You are tried and trusted experts in all aspects of mobility products. From children’s car seats and push chairs, to scooters and wheel chairs, Meryl and Robin Jordan have everything you need to keep moving and maintain your independence. They also offer their own knowledge and advice so that their customers receive the best service and products to suit their requirements. Mobility 4 You benefits from many trusted brands for both mobility and baby products including Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Mothers Choice, Safety First, Invacare and Neo, so you know you are putting yourself or your child in safe, reliable equipment. Working alongside their other business, FAV Mobile Solutions, Meryl and Robin can also service and maintain your mobility products. Mobility 4 You are committed to keeping people of all ages moving, catering from toddlers to the aged with a selection of scooters, wheel chairs, lift chairs, nursery items, car seats, push chairs and baby capsules. Their products can also be rented for long or short periods, making it an economic choice for people with temporary mobility requirements. Whatever you purchase from Mobility 4 You, you can be sure they will stand by their products. For a permanent or temporary mobility solution, call in and see Meryl at the Mobility 4 You shop on Queen St, Richmond.


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Standing the Test of Time Abseil Tree Care is the best equipped arborist in the Nelson and Tasman Bay region, which is why they’re also a tried and trusted name when it comes to offering tree and hedge cutting services. Locally owned and based in Richmond, Abseil Tree Care has more than 25 years of experience in achieving customer satisfaction, thanks to a team of qualified arborists who know how to get the job done well. At the heart of Abseil Tree Care is owner John Bush, who takes a hands-on approach when it comes to running the business. John makes sure he sees every customer through from their free quote to the completion of the job. They treat every client like family, so you always know you’re in the best hands. Abseil Tree Care offer a full range of services from pruning small fruit trees, to large crane assisted tree removals, and it’s their dedication to professionalism and reliability that keep customers returning for future projects. Whether its tree shaping, thinning or removals, hedge trimming, or work in confined, hard to reach areas, Abseil Tree Care are your experts. Give them a call to arrange a free consultation for your next project on 544 2197 or 021 240 7157. Be one of the first to discover this unexplored country. Being cut off from the rest of the world for so many decades, Burma has achieved a unique preservation of culture bounded by a rich, unspoilt landscape. Abundant in natural resources, the landscape of Burma ranks amongst the most breath-taking sights anywhere in the world. Each of the destinations within Burma; whether it be Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay or Inle Lake, have striking features differentiating Burma from any other destination within South East Asia. Burma sits at the crossroads of Asia’s great civilizations of India and China, and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand. One of South East Asia’s largest and most diverse countries, Burma stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south, right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range. To put it simply, if you are interested in an untouched culture, beautiful architecture, witnessing an incredible mix of people, and want to see the ‘real’ Asia, join our exclusive group departure in October. We’re confident that you’ll love it! A trip to Burma is more than a holiday; it’s an experience to be remembered forever. Contact us today to secure your spot on what will be the destination of 2015. Richmond Law was the first law practice to be established in Richmond, in 1975. Initially it operated from the Richmond Mall, then Queen Street, before moving to its current site on McGlashen Ave around 1990. As Richmond has developed over the last 20 years, so too has Richmond Law. From its humble beginnings, the law firm is now perfectly located on McGlashen Ave. A further extension is planned to its existing professional offices this year which will enable the law firm to meet the increasing development in Richmond and the Tasman Region. Led by three partners, Michael Abbott, Stephen Sansom and Robert Whittle, the firm is also supported by three senior legal executives, four support staff and an off-site secretarial service. For Richmond Law, staff is family and the firm is proud to offer expert legal advice within a friendly and welcoming environment. After 40 years supporting the Tasman region, Richmond Law is a tried and trusted name known for its no fuss approach. Staff deal with their clients’ requirements effectively and inexpensively resolve any legal issues which they confront. Richmond Law offers expert advice in all aspects of commercial and corporate transactions, subdivision developments, trust formation, estate administration and planning, employment and relationship issues, as well as advising its numerous residential conveyancing Bradley Evans has now been the owner of Richmond Exhaust & Radiator specialists for nearly two years, although the business is 22 years old, originally owned by Bradley’s father Barry Evans who branched off and specialised in exhausts and radiators after seeing a large gap in the Market. The importance of a good, working radiator to any water cooled engine is of the utmost importance. Think of your cars cooling system like a human heart, if it is not in good working order, everything stops working. We have over 100 radiators on the shelf for the top 100 most popular cars on the roads today. We also carry a huge range of mufflers and bolt on exhaust units for today’s most popular cars and even some for the older classics too, as well as being able to custom make a full exhaust system for your car in-house. We are involved in motor sport throughout Nelson, from off-roaders to speedway and we have a genuine love of cars, especially the classics. Our motto here at Richmond Exhaust & Radiators is; “if it’s not good enough for our cars, why would it be good enough for yours?”

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lined by Don McGlashan and Dave Dobbyn who will performing together. They are joined by Anika Moa and VNZMA Legacy award winner and Hall of Fame inductee Supergroove. Co-promoter of the tour, Campbell Smith says he is not surprised by the sell-out. “South Island fans are amazing in their

support for the Winery Tour and Neudorf always sells really fast. We’re delighted to announce that we will be adding a second Neudorf show and celebrating our ninth summer on the tour in one of the tour’s most beautiful locations”. Tickets for the Thursday show can be purchased through the Winery Tour website

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Schools are back… School is back and that means there will be more children out and about, especially in the mornings and afternoon. The basic message around schools is: slow down and look out for kids. In many places around Nelson electronic variable school speed limit signs will be turned back on. Reducing your speed to 40km/h provides for a much increased reaction time for a driver, meaning you can identify potential hazards and react much more quickly.

Pedestrian crossings are places where pedestrians should be able to cross the road in safety. Drivers need to slow down as they approach them and be prepared to stop. Students and families need to remember to use the correct place to safely cross the road outside the school. So be extra careful around schools and watch out for kids!

20 km/h past a stationary school bus Remember – the speed limit for passing a stationary school bus when children are getting on and off is 20 km per hour. This speed limit applies no matter which direction you are travelling in.

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your child from the school bus, try to do it so that you are on the same side as the bus. This will cut out the need for your child to cross the road. Park your car well away from the bus stop or other children so you don’t block drivers, children’s or the bus driver’s visibility. Get out of your car and meet your child or walk with them to the designated bus stop.

Students – wait at the nominated bus stop

area and stand well back from the road edge. Bus stops have usually been chosen as a safer place to stop. After you have got off the bus wait as far away from the road edge as possible, until the bus has moved away. If you need to cross the road, wait until the bus has driven off and you can see clearly up and down the road.

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Just a thought... Isn’t it amazing what a couple of bleeding noses will do to your resolve? Last year I was asked to take part in the Fight 4 Victory charity boxing event to help raise some money for the Victory Boxing Charitable Trust. Having been to the gym several times and witnessed what a great job they do for the kids who attend, I enthusiastically agreed. I’d be lying if I told you there weren’t a couple of selfish reasons as well. The added incentive of getting fit and throwing myself outside my comfort zone were certainly positives that I know will come from the experience – but charity was key. It was September last year when I agreed to take part in the Fight 4 Victory. Three weeks of official training down and I’m wondering what the hell I’ve got myself into. I don’t want to give too much away to my opponent [a man I’m trying to morph into a villain in my own head], but training has been brutal. Fat lips, plenty of sweat and plenty of pain. Tears? Not quite, but too close for comfort. Under the expert tutelage of Barry Galbraith, Paul Hampton, Deon Charles and Andy Sanson, nine other "boxers" have joined me in the blue corner. We meet three times a week, run, skip, hit bags, hit each other and then cry in agony as we’re made to do horrific ab workouts. On top of all that are the mental games. In just two months, we’ll all hop in the ring in front of several thousand people and attempt to compete in a sport that was completely foreign to us just a few months before. If that isn’t enough to contend with, some bugger standing in the same ring will be trying to punch us on the nose. Trust me, that messes with your head after a brutal training session. They say the journey is part of the beauty of competing in these types of events. So over the next nine weeks I’ll let you know how the good people in the blue corner are finding the training and what we’ll be doing to help raise some extra cash for the cause. So keep an eye out and if you see any of us on the street with a fat lip, try not to laugh, we’re in enough pain as it is. Fight 4 Victory is being held at Saxton Stadium on April 4. General admission tickets will go on sale from February 20 at the usual Ticket Direct outlets, including the Theatre Royal, Nelson i-Site and Richmond Mall. Tickets will cost $35 each.

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By Steve King, associate pastor at Richmond New Life Church As you enter 2015, do you have a dream for this year? Life sometimes delivers us some difficult blows that can rob us of joy. But we must never lose the ability to dream. Carl Sandburg said, “nothing happens unless first a dream.” Often all we see are the difficulties. However, we need to change our focus to see the dream. George Bernard Shaw said, ”Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were and say, ‘Why not?’” We must first look at things as they are, and then we dream of how they could be. Antoine de Saint Exupery said “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

History describes people who changed their world because they yearned for the vast and endless sea. Martin Luther King was such a man who dreamed of racial equality. However, Martin Luther King’s first dream was to have a quiet life of study, enjoy his lovely wife Coretta and their daughter. But one night as he was considering the death threats, his previous night in jail and how to resign from leadership, he had an encounter with God. He heard an inner voice saying, “Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness, stand up for truth… and lo, I will be with you even until the end of the world.” This encounter led him to pursue a different kind of dream. That’s the power of a dream that is beyond ourselves. But secondly, we need to commit to our dream. John Maxwell said, “Until


I am committed, there is a hesitancy, a chance to draw back. But the moment I definitely commit myself, then God moves also, and a whole stream of events erupts. All manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, persons, and material assistance, which I could never have dreamed would come my way, begin to flow toward me - the moment I make a commitment.” Thirdly, we must take action. Italian proverb: “Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out” Many people make new year’s resolutions. A study shows that only 8 per cent of people keep these resolutions. For dreams to be fulfilled we need to take one step at a time, for “great oaks grow from little acorns.” In the pursuit of your dreams, I encourage you to pursue a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate source of our dreams. For more on this and other topics, visit www.richmondnewlife.org.nz/audio.

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Nelson’s Meg Bichard and Kurt Lancaster confirmed their status as the region’s best all-round mountainbikers, winning the Giant Top Gun after three days of racing on some of the Maitai Valley’s toughest trails. Riders in Top Gun has to compete in two of the three different race formats with the downhill on Saturday, cross-country on Sunday and enduro on Monday. Meg and Kurt competed in the downhill and enduro on their way to winning Top Gun which was made even more demanding by the wet conditions. Meg started the weekend finishing second in the downhill on Broken Axe track before winning Monday’s enduro raced in three stages over Peaking Ridge, 629 and Maitai Face tracks. She completed the three stages in 23 minutes 23 seconds to jump ahead of downhill winner Raewyn Morrison and stay head of Jo Perrott. “We had a nice dry day on the downhill but the enduro was the complete opposite,” Meg says. “The tracks were so steep and slippery I lost count of the number of crashes I had. “I was following Raewyn on the Maitai Face and she crashed so I passed her and then I crashed and she passed me. I only man-

Nelson’s Meg Bichard during the downhill race on Broken Axe during the first stage of Top Gun on Saturday. Photo: Evan Barnes/Shuttersport. aged to get her when she decided to walk this really steep bit and I rode it and somehow manage to stay on my bike.” Kurt also sealed his win on the enduro stage recording a fast 18min 22sec to edge out downhill winner ‘Hayhay’ Mckay. Kurt showed his allround skills by also racing in Saturday’s cross-country winning the masters 30-39 section. Henry Jaine won Saturday’s cross-country completing four laps in 1hr 7min 59sec with

Ingrid Richter taking out the women’s three-lap race in 1hr 1min 16sec. Nelson Mountainbike Club’s Paul Jennings says “the event was a true test of rider skill, fitness and desire with terrible weather only making the contest more epic”. “The Giant Top Gun Enduro lived up to its billing as being tough, with no compromises. The some-times torrential rain and mist only added to the event.”

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TRIATHLON: The Nelson Triathlon and Multiport Club is holding the fourth race of their summer triathlon series at Rabbit Island this Sunday. There will be a sprint and short course triathlon and duathlon with the sprint races counting as the club champs. Registration is from 8.30am to 9.30am with a race briefing at 9.45am and racing starting at 10am. LAKES TO SEA: The Sprig & Fern and Avanti Plus Richmond Lakes to Sea Fun Ride from St Arnaud to Rabbit Island is being held on Waitangi Day this Friday. Registrations at Lake Rotoiti from 8.15am with riders starting from 9am through to 10am depending on their grade. Social riders start at 9am, E grade at 9.15am, D grade at 9.30am, C grade at 9.40am, B grade at 9.50am and A grade at 10am.

Nelson driver Preston Brunnell in his self-built Model A Ford Pickup at the NDRA-hosted Drag races on Saturday. Preston won the Ian Griffith Automotive Hot Rod Challenge which was run alongside the fourth round of the NZDRA National series. The series is the most important event on the NZDRA calendar, as cars travel around the country to race and earn points for the overall goal of getting 1NZ. Photo: Chris Symes/Shuttersport.

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Young trainer to set up own stable The Harness Racing Cadet of the Year, Dylan Stratford, is returning to Canterbury where he plans to set up his own stable after gaining invaluable experience working with some of the top horsemen in the US. Dylan has been working with race horses since he was 13 when he started helping out Richmond trainer Murray Pash in the mornings before heading off to school at Waimea College. Dylan, 23, also used to help out his grandfather Roger Williams and mother Jan Williams who “always had one or two horses in training” at Richmond Park. When he left school, Dylan moved to Canterbury to work as a stablehand for Tim Butt. Last month, he was back at Richmond Park for a few weeks “to help out mum” before returning to Canterbury where he aims to start putting together a team of horses for his own racing stables. “My family weren’t that keen for me to get into the horse game but I knew that I wanted to be a horse trainer after working with Murray Pash,” Dylan says. “I’d go down to the track before school and in the holidays - I really enjoyed it and I learned so much from him.” After leaving school at 15, Dylan gained valuable experience working for Tim and David Butt, Nigel McGrath and Mark


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Horse trainer Dylan Stratford back at Richmond Park after gaining experience in the US. Photo: Simon Bloomberg. Jones in Canterbury and Dean Braun in Victoria. He won New Zealand Harness Racing Cadet of the Year Award last August and used the $2000 prize money to spend three months working in the US with top New Jersey trainers Chris Ryder and Brett Bittle. “It was a real eye-opener going to the US. The horse racing is so different over there because there’s big money for two-yearolds and they are always trying to get the horses going as quick as they can as soon as they can. “The size of some of the bigger stables is incredible too. The leading trainers like Ron Burke have 250 horses in work. “I also got a chance to go to the Harrisburg Yearling Sales

which had over 1000 horses. The number of horses and the money was incredible - the top lot went for something like $750,000.” Dylan, who already has one training win to his name after Deidre’s Flash won at Forbury in August 2012 and one driving success in Australia, says the three months he spent in New Jersey has given him the confidence to go out on his own. “I’ll go back down to Canterbury now and work in an established stable.” Dylan already has a promising three-year-old Love You colt named The Grande Armee and will be looking for more horses to train when he sets up his new stables.



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Tuna time is here! Some good reports of tuna getting caught on both sides of the bay and as low down as Delaware Bay. Troll any type of lure at lower speeds of 4.5-6.0 knots to try and nab an Albacore tuna. Snapper are still taking rod and reel fishing on changes of light and small bite times. Set-lines have slowed a bit while spawning is on but some good catches up to 30 lb have been rumoured. Kenerpuru Sound is still fishing well for snapper and kingfish alike. Scallops are hard to get in numbers but still worth the effort and a favourite seafood of many. We shot down to Pepin on Saturday only to be met by a gusting S/E wind coming out of Delaware bay, a reminder that certain winds affect areas differently and if a change of direction happens while you are out there it may be a long bash back to port. In light of boating tragedies recently around the country, ensure you check an up to date weather forecast and do not venture too far depending on your boats capabilities. Numerous reports of schools of “Rat” kingis and bigger models have been seen in all corners of the bay. They are prolific after 3 or 4 great breeding years in a row which is great for our local fishery stocks. Just remember the legal take able size for a kingfish is 75cm and over, that is a reasonable size fish so please handle carefully into the boat to unhook and measure e.g.; do not gaff the fish if you are unsure of the length, you can net or grab the tail and quickly lift in. As we were winding in our lures at the end of our day we had some braid hooked to one of the lures. We knew it wasn’t ours as it was the

Lucky “Rat” Kingi lives to fight another day. wrong colour, so decided to hand line it in so others wouldn’t get caught around a prop. After a heap of hand lining we retrieved 300 metres of braid, 4 metres of leader and a small rat kingi with a ‘walk the dog’ lure half way down his throat. This was a sign of either not having set the rod’s drag correctly for “strike” and or not having the ‘clicker’ on to gain the angler’s attention. Either way, the small kingi would have suffered a sure death dragging around all that jewellery had we not unhooked and released it. Don’t be scared to ask the advice of the fishing shop staff or come along to our Dawnbreakers Fishing Club to get some tips on the correct methods for targeting kingfish. Most by now would have the 7th March booked in for the Tasman Bay Snapper Classic, but also there is the endorsed Charity Auction at 6pm at the Speights Alehouse. This auction will have some awesome bargains on all sorts of donated new items, along with fresh fish caught on the day. The proceeds going to the great cause of Big Brothers Big Sisters Nelson. So, Nelson folk, come along and support a very worthy charity and get yourself a bargain or some fish for tea. Check out “tasmanbaysnapperclas sic” on Facebook.

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Navigation Safety Bylaw: Temporary reservations and speed limit uplifting for maritime events between 1 February and 13 March 2015

Do you have a great community arts project that needs some money to make it happen?

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7 February 2015

Lake Rotoiti, West Bay

Jet boating family day

13 February – 14 February 2015

Lake Rotoiti, Kerr Bay

Waka ama racing

28 February – 1 March 2015

Lake Rotoiti, Kerr Bay

Power boat regatta

7 March – 8 March 2015

Lake Rotoiti, Kerr Bay

Classic boat show

Due to Navigation Safety requirements, water users not involved in these events may be excluded from defined areas during these activities. Notices will be placed at nearby access points during these events. Further details for these and any new events may be viewed at www.tasman.govt.nz/link/marine-events

Feedback sought – Rural land use and subdivision policy review In recent months, the Council has been preparing changes to rural land use and subdivision provisions in its Tasman Resource Management Plan. Feedback on a Draft Plan Change is now being sought from residents. The proposed changes could provide opportunities for rural housing and subdivision with specific opportunities for rural commercial activities, cooperative living and rural-residential development. The new ideas have been developed from an earlier period of consultation on issues and options and Council workshops on the feedback received. The Council is now seeking public input into the Draft Plan Change until the end of March 2015. Public evening meetings have been organised to enable community discussion on the proposed changes: • 17 February 2015, 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Wakefield – Wakefield Fire Station • 19 February 2015, 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Takaka – Takaka Bowling Club • 24 February 2015, 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Motueka – Motueka Hall supper room. These sessions are open to the public, with staff and Councillors attending to discuss the proposed changes. A presentation with a question and answer session will run each evening from 6.30 pm. To find out more and see a copy of the draft Plan Change you can go to the Council’s website or view at the Council’s Service Centres. For more information about the rural review and the Draft Plan Change contact: Sonya Leusink-Sladen, Email: Sonya.Leusink-Sladen@tasman.govt.nz or Mary Honey, Email: Mary.Honey@tasman.govt.nz

Tasman District Council’s Creative Communities Scheme has money to help groups and individuals running arts projects in the Tasman District. Creative Communities provides funding to support community involvement in the arts, whether that’s music, theatre, festivals, mural painting, outdoor sculptures, art in public spaces, kapa haka, singing, art workshops or something else. Funded by Creative New Zealand, the Council’s Creative Communities Scheme is designed to support opportunities for communities, urban or rural, to have a go at art whether it’s for hobby or to develop a career, said fund co-ordinator Mike Tasman Jones. “We’re looking for art projects with broad community involvement, involve young people or projects that support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities.” The Tasman Creative Communities Scheme funding in 2014 enabled theatre groups like “Body and Space” to workshop “The Map” with local Golden Bay performers aged 13 to adults before the community performance. The Embroiders Guild were able to host a weekend of workshops for beginners to “old hands”, budding authors were able to attend a “Breaking into Print” workshop, 50 members of the Mapua community were able to roll up their sleeves, mix up the grout and mosaic one wall of the public toilets and 500 Richmond residents watched a large cast of locals at the outdoor summer theatre in Washbourn Gardens. The Creative Communities Scheme funding, alongside a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm from the applicants, is what enabled these opportunities and many others to take place. If you have a great community arts project needing some dollars to make it happen the Tasman Creative Communities Scheme maybe just what you’re looking for. There are three rounds of applications per year. The next round closes on 10 March 2015, for projects starting after 1 April, the next rounds later in 2015 close 10 July and 10 November. There is $39,007.80 allocated per annum with allocations averaging $1,000. For application forms go to www.tasman.govt.nz and search ‘creative communities’ or contact Mike Tasman-Jones on Ph. 03 543 8400 for further information.

Roading Proposed Closure of Road to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic In accordance with the Transport (Vehicle Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of allowing Richmond Unlimited to hold the Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare, the following road is proposed to be closed to ordinary vehicles for the periods and times indicated below. Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of the objection before Friday 6 March 2015 to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond. Proposed Road to be closed to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic and Period of Closure Croucher Street between Queen Street and McGlashen Avenue and Sundial Square car park.

Resource Consents

Period of closure 2.30 pm – 11.00 pm, Friday 20 March 2015.

The Council has received an application for resource consents, which have been publicly notified in The Nelson Mail. The application and supporting information may be examined in any Council office. The full public notice may be found online at Council’s website www.tasman.govt.nz. Any person may make a submission on the application in accordance with Section 96 of the Resource Management Act 1991. Submission forms are available from Council’s Office, Service Centres and on Council’s website. Please note that the following is an abridged advisory notice only.

Dated at Richmond 31 January 2015.

Applicant: Tasman District Council (Engineering Services Department) Location: Tasman District-wide – all rateable sections of rivers and streams covered by flood protection schemes within the District - but excluding all of the following: Schedule 1 Waterways, Te Waikoropupu Springs Scenic Reserve, waterways within National Parks, major wetlands, and the Coastal Marine Area. Consent Type, Application Number and Proposal: Application RM140869 Aerial discharge of herbicides for the purpose of controlling woody weed growth within flood channels. (Renewal of global consent RM120610.) Application RM140870 Ground-based discharge of herbicides for the purpose of controlling woody weed growth within flood channels. (Renewal of global consent NN000425.) Submissions due: 4.30 pm on Monday 2 March 2015.

Community Notices Keep up with the Tasman District Council Lowdown Hear news items from the Council about current public consultations, Council and community projects, topical interviews, plus a range of notices about activities and events in the Tasman District. Tune in to Fresh FM on Monday 11.40 am or Wednesday 3.40 pm. Nelson-Tasman 104.8, Golden Bay 95.0.

Council Meetings Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings can be viewed on Council’s website at www.tasman.govt.nz Golden Bay Community Board Takaka Fire Station, Motupipi Street, Takaka, Tuesday 10 February 2015, 9.00 am. Public forum Motueka Community Board Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka, Tuesday 10 February 2015, 4.00 pm. Public forum Community Development Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 12 February 2015, 9.30 am. Public forum Corporate Services Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond (moved from 5 February), Thursday 12 February 2015, 11.30 am or at the conclusion of Community Development Committee. Public forum

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In line with the provisions of the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2005, the Tasman District Council Harbourmaster has (or may soon) granted authorisations for the following known events between February and March 2015. Other events may also occur during this time but the Harbourmaster has not yet received further applications.

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Visual Arts Society Tapawera. Annual Exhibition, Shedwood Hall, Tapawera. Jan 24-Feb 2 10am-5pm daily. Free entry. Exhibits for sale. POETRY IN THE PARK - Wed. 4 Feb. 6 pm, Washbourn Gardens Richmond, open to the public, bring your favourite poem to recite, & picnic basket. Cancelled if raining. Helen 5483893. Brightwater Horticultural Society 2015 Summer Flower Show Brightwater Hall Sat 31 Jan 1.30pm 4.30pm. Sun 1 Feb 9.30am - 4.30pm Admission $ 3 Children free Afternoon teas, plants, produce, cakes, gifts & raffles. New Exhibitors Welcome For more info call 5423414 or 5423737 Forest & Bird Wed. Feb 11 Rob Smith will talk on his personal project to rebuild the West Coast (near Hari Hari) Amethyst Hydro Scheme, winning the Innovation in Excellence at Deloitte’s Energy Excellence Awards. 7.30pm Tahunanui School, Muritai St. PILATES - will improve tone, flexibility and strength in your body. Richmond classes available. Bring a friend for FREE when attending your first class in February with Sue Alsop, Mat Instructor. Book on 538 0318 or 021 0344 109. Club Waimea Indoor bowls starts on Monday 9th February at 7.15pm at Club Waimea. If you would like more information please contact Kevin McKenzie 544 8060. Playgroup: Sallies Play Cafe Richmond held at The Salvation Army, 57 Oxford St Fridays 9.30am 11.30am (term time) Starting Friday 13th February. Come along meet other mums while the kids play. Bring morning tea for your own child(ren). Cuppa provided. Gold coin donation. More info contact Vanessa 0274446976 No matter what’s troubling you - Samaritans can listen anytime of the day or night. Phone 0800 726 666. Feeling sad, stressed or stuck? Identify and explore new ways to move forward with a Life Linc Nelson Counsellor. Call 548 2400. Up to 10 FREE Face to Face counselling sessions. ZENDA Belly Dance with Debbie Sumner. Begin-

ners commence in Richmond, Monday evening 16th feb held at the Richmond town hall.Cost $50.00 for 6 week term. Intermediate class commences Thursday 19 Feb in Nelson city, $60.00 for 7 week term. For all enquires please ph Deb on 5422092 or 0276890558 The Mapua Art Group exhibition at Eyebright, McShanes Rd from Waitangi Day 6 February. Open daily 9-5 until 15th. Free entry. All works are for sale. Come & browse. We’d love to see you. Mystery Ink is kicking off for 2015. Meet in the teen area at Richmond Library, Thurs 12th February @ 3.45. Ages 12-17, all welcome. Backchat books, movies and music. Free snack. Prizes. The Induction of Rev. Martin Oh will take place at the Richmond Methodist Church 4 Wensley Rd. (opp. TDC) Weds. 4. Feb. 7.30 pm. This will be followed by supper. Learn to Play Bridge Do you enjoy cards, like challenges and want to stay mentally alert?...then discover Bridge with the Richmond Bridge Club. Lessons start Thurs 5 Mar, first lesson is free! Ph Shirley 544 6734 Fibre Spectrum - 280 Trafalgar St, ph: 5481939 www.fibrespectrum.co.nz January exhibition “Summer Selection” - Weaving by, Peg Moorhouse, Sue Broad, Rose Pelvin and Jane Clark. Boundaries group for woman starting 11 Feb 1pm. This is a 8 week workshop on how to have good boundaries in every area of your life. Healthy boundaries happy life. Please ph 0274435507 Sharyn Divorced? Separated? You don’t have to go through it alone. Find help. Discover hope. Experience healing. Divorce Care. 13 week video, seminar and support group. Starts Mon 23 Feb. Richmond Church of Christ cnr Croucher & Darcy Sts 7:30 - 9:30pm. Cost $5 per session includes refreshments & workbook. Email DivorceCarenn@gmail.com or Cell/Text 0274193035 Fitness in the Park. All free, runs from 14 Feb - 18 April. All three programmes are free to the community. Jogging Sport Tasman entry level learn how to jog gradually & safely starts Wed 11 Feb 5:30pm Ph Sarah 9232313 or sarah.h@sporttasman.org.nz for

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more info. Cycling Entry level groups in Speaker: Mr Colin Brown Nelson & Richmond weekly cycles around our wonderful cycleways our focus is on enjoyment rather than distance Sarah.H@ sporttasman.org.nz or Sarah 9232313. Fitness in the Park staring 14 Feb every SatJoin us Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 7.30pm urday get active with a different trainer for Richmond Library, Constance Barnicoat Room, 10 weeks All levels of fitness catered for. Visit Queen Street Entrance www.sporttasman.org.nz/Fitness_in_the_ For information phone 0800 252 757 Park IT’S FREE! HOPE/RANZAU W.I. meet again on Weds. 4 Feb. 1.30pm , Age Concern Hall, tact June at 022-018-0853 or neatjun@yahoo.co.nz. 62 Oxford St. Richmond. Speaker from Age Concern. Why not join us friendly lot ? You’ll be wel- Tiny Tots, a free, fun introduction to stories, songs, movement and rhymes for preschoolers and their come. Brenda 5445872. DOVEDALE COUNTRY AFFAIR. Sun 15 Feb. caregivers. Tuesday 10am till 10.30am Children’s ‘15. Stallholders applications available. Cost $25-00 a Area, Richmond Library during term time. site or $50-00 for food. Ph 03 5433832 Ann Win or Mum4Mum Breastfeeding support meets the last Wednesday of every month 10am at the Ecomoon email: evanannwin@ruralinzone.net. Stoke Seniors January activities Anne Spear (Activ- Collective Building, 120 Bridge St, Nelson. All welcome ities Co-ordinator) Thurs Jan 15: Quiz. All welcome Ph Tara 0212772098 or mum4mum@nbph.org.nz Weds Jan 21: Anne Spear in concert with favourite Cycling group for fun & fitness. Age 40 to 60ish. songs. Thurs Jan 22: Daryl Page sings & plays ukulele Meeting twice a month for 30 to 50km bike rides Tues Jan 27: Bob Young entertains with country with a coffee stop. All welcome. Contact Helen 027 music. Weds Jan 28: HOUSIE $5 a card Thurs Jan 366 0692. Leave a message or send a text. 29: Heather Lackner from Nelson Alzheimers As- Red Cross Refugee Services Nelson. Would you like sociation to talk. All events start at 1.30 pm with a to make a difference? Support former refugees to redonation entry of $3 (incl. Afternoon tea). 548 Main settle in Nelson. Next training 13th–15th Feb. ConRd, Stoke. PH: 5472660. VOLUNTEER DRIVERS- tact: jettie.zeestraten@redcross.org.nz or 548-4978 We are looking for volunteers to drive seniors to and Ballroom, Latin, Rock and New Vogue dancing, at from their homes to attend club activities. If you can Richmond Town Hall, Friday evenings at 7pm, all welcome ring Jean 5467061 help please call the Office on 5472660. 2015 - Time to develop your potential? Join POWREGULAR EVENTS ALLIANCE FRANCAISE Join us Fridays, 4-5:45 ERtalk Waimea to gain confidence and improve your pm at La Gourmandise, 276 Hardy St, for informal speaking skills. Meetings Wednesdays, 1 & 3 WednesFrench conversation. All welcome whatever your days at Annesbrook, 7-9 pm.Ph: Helen 5483893.Website: www.powertalknelson1.wordpress.com level of French. See www.af-nelson-tasman.org.nz TOASTMASTERS Improve your social confidence. Richmond Park Sunday Market, At the ShowLearn the art & skills of public speaking. There are 4 ground’s Every Sunday 10am – 2.00pm Crafts, ProToastmasters Clubs in Nelson/Motueka. For info con- duce, plants, small goods.

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Stoke/Waimea Methodist Parish

Contact: (03) 547 - 6056


Weekend Mass Times Saturday Vigil 7.00pm Richmond Church 35 William Street

Sunday Service 9.30am

Sunday 8.00am St Joseph’s Pitfire Road, Wakefield 9.30am Richmond Church

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5.00pm Last Sunday of every month St’s Peter & Paul Moutere Highway

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, Richmond

XERO set-up, training and support by certified XERO Advisor. Tips on how to use XERO effectively. On-Site and telephone support available. Bookkeeping services, reasonable rates, experienced and friendly. Ring Julia 021 659 149.

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8 February 2015 9.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Praise on the Hill Theme: Healing All Welcome Wednesday 10.00am Holy Communion www.holytrinityrichmond.org.nz

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Meeting Sunday 10.30am Ellis St, Brightwater

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10.00am Worship Celebration

Sundays 10am

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Wednesday 20 Feb 10am - Morning Tea Cnr Croucher & Darcy

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Presbyterian Church

11 Florence St, Richmond

9.30am Inauguration of New Parish and Induction of Rev Jon Parkes www.stdavidschurch.co.nz Phone 544 8387 A warm welcome awaits you

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24HR Call Out


Apple Computer Repairs

Auto Electrician in Richmond

You can be assured of MTA standards of service everytime.

BRANDS - SERVICE - FINANCE Parts and Service for ALL makes and ALL models

21 Elms Street, Wakatu Estate,Nelson

Ph 544 3985

24HR - PH: 544 5723




All mechanical repairs No job too big or small.

Advanced Automotive 12 Cargill Place, (off Beach Richmond 4A Gladstone Road,Road) Richmond

Ph: 544 1212



Hassle free motoring Your one-stop shop for - WOF - Engine Tuning - Brakes & Clutch - Wheel Alignment All mechanical services


guarante service Friendly

Kerry & Sharlene Friend 7 Gladstone Road Richmond (behind Mobil)

Phone 03 544 2266

New homes ● Light commercial Renovations ● Fences/landscaping ● Mapei waterproofing systems ● Original stone installation ● Free quotes John Cunningham P: 0274 812 481 E: Cunningham.construction.nn@gmail.com

544 1660


• Installations • Sales • Repairs - Blinds & Curtain tracks • Timber blinds cut • Measure service

027 554 6674 or 545 7276

We have A great team with 37 years in the industry References available

Richmond Brake & Clutch 13 McGlashen Ave, Richmond

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Specialising in the restoration and staining of all decks.

• Registered drainlayers (Residential & Commercial) • Sewage treatment - design, supply & install • Video camera & drain inspection • Excavator & truck hire • Residential & rural earthworks • Retaining walls, house slabs, commercial concrete


Phone 03 543 8243

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Owners Candy & Richard

Ph 544 6411

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545 1000

864 Lower Queen Street Richmond

021 223 3135




• Leaks • Repairs Honest Reliable Master Master Honest Reliable Plumbers and Gasfitters Plumbers and Gasfitters • Maintenance Since 1915 Since 1915 Small Small • Leaking taps & pipes • ReRoofs Jobs Jobs • Kitchens & • New Roofs Welcome bathrooms Welcome Kevin Harris Kevin Harris

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Camping and RV • Hot Water Heating Domestic and Commercial • Dairy Farms12v Off Grid Clean, green, affordable • 12V Grid Tie/ Off Grid • Camping and RV • Domestic and Commercial • Swimming Pools

Hot Water Heating Dairy Farms 12V Grid Tie

Chris Inglis 03 5448059 0275485877

544 7285


Building Repair and Construction maintenance, commercial fitout, decks, fences and hard landscaping Prompt Service Contact Ian on Mob 027 284 3957 or (03) 547 2242



Caravans Campervans Buses Boats

1-19 McPherson St Richmond www.nzsolar.co.nz info@nzsolar.co.nz

03 544 8059 www.nzsolar.co.nz


New Homes • Commercial Rural • Retail • Alterations Prompt response is our priority

24hr Service

542 2120 027 542 4473

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Domestic & Commercial Wiring PV Solar expert Maintenance & Repairs Registered Electricians

Ph: 021 482 088 or 542 2328 www.rowandronelectrical.co.nz

4 Ernest Pl, Brightwater


Baby&Mobility HIRE Carseats | Push Chairs | High Chairs Cots | Porta Cots | Bassinets Mobility Scooters | Walking Frames Lift Chairs | Wheelchairs | Power Chairs



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- zips, hems, mending

No job too small


Fayette Ln Storage Stoke

Your solar specialists Specialising in supply & installation of Solar Systems for:


Liz McLean



Bridal Childrens




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Drainage & asman Construction T Ltd.

paint, oil & stain restoration


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Bays Blinds & Curtain Service

10 Poutama St, Richmond (off Gladstone Rd)




Ian Chadwick



Certified Mac Technician www.mac111.co.nz Ph: 0275481618





• Solar • Drainage


Ph 544 1290 Mob 027 245 8192 eemland@xtra.co.nz Fayette Lane - No.2, Stoke, Nelson

• Low prices • Secure storage • CCTV Surveillance

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Size & Price List available at www.tasman-storage.co.nz

74 Gladstone Rd, Richmond & 481 High St, Motueka

Ph 544 4306


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NZ Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor • Difficult Tree Dismantles/Removal • Power Line Vegetation Clearance • Thinning & Crown Reductions • All Aspects of Tree Work • 24hr Emergency Call Out Service PHONE 0800 TREEWORK (873396) • (03) 544 0588 • 027 274 5653 • lianp@treescape.co.nz www.treescape.co.nz ARBORISTS – TREE & VEGETATION MAINTENANCE



Russell Wakefield AndRew Butchers BuildeR

Carpet cleaning professionals

Housing Renovations Additions Maintenance Alterations Fencing

Hot water extraction carpet cleaning IICRC internationally qualified


• Homekill • Wildmeat Processing • Beef • Sheep • Venison •Housing Domestic & Wild Pigs • Smallgoods/Ham/Bacon Maintenance

Additions Phone Lindsay Alterations Renovations Fencing or 027 240 4979



Specialising in

Carpet, rugs & vinyl Carpet stains Upholstery Mould Pest control

Quick Drying All Year Round All General Cleaning Professional Service

Stephen Oliver proprietor

Phone now on

59 Edens Rd, Hope


545 1053






AL FRESCO Garden & Property

Member NZ National Flooring Assn.

 99% Dust Free  All Wooden Flooring  Residential & Commercial  Prestige Timber Floor Laying  Your choice of Coatings

Over 20 years Experience

0800 455 141 Dave 0274 296 669 A/H (03) 541 9777


Painter Decorator

Qualified Tradesman

26 Years Experience

“I’ll turn up on time”

Painting PAINTER - Exterior/Interior - Airless Spraying Adam - Waterblasting Brumwell - New & Old Painting Work - Fully Qualified Tradesman - Exterior/Interior - Airless Spraying - Obligation - Waterblasting - New & Old WorkFree Quote - Fully Qualified Tradesmen - Obligation Free Quote

Locally owned and operatedCall


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www.callageek.co.nz – since 2005



Heatpump Servicing

the wise choice

The small team with all the skills Residential to Lifestyle Blocks

WE DO IT ALL Phone Tony & Amber

plasterboard stopping waterblasting wallpapering new & repaints interior & exterior airless spraying

027 430 2742

E: ollie@sagelandscapes.co.nz www.sagelandscapes.co.nz

Regas or New Struts

0800 427 782 or 03 544 1212

4A Gladstone Road, 12 Cargill Place, Richmond (offRichmond Beach Road)



Quality Painter $


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All Insurance Claims Panelbeating Chassis Straightening Repaints 2-pack Touch Ups Call Tony Johnston

15 Leicester Street, Stoke, Nelson

info@enterprisepdl.co.nz www.enterprisepdl.co.nz

sOul Oasis

Call us today for a friendly no obligation quote P: 03 5530 306 M: 022 122 5013

022 327 8813

90 VANGUARD ST NELSON PH: 548 3954 027 548 3954




Work Place First Aid Courses

Registered Trainer, Assessor & EPA Test Certifier

Feb: March: April: May:

• Growsafe & Approved Handler Certification • Chainsaw • Tree Felling • Quad Bike • Tractor

For course dates see www.harristraining.co.nz

Ph: 544 4062

(opp Westpac)


Mob: 0274 574 775

Basic Service 85 Improve the performance


Planning Construction Planting Maintenance


Ph 548 7655

155 Trafalgar St

548 0007



Adam 0275 288 434 021 255 6163 / 544 0444 Brumwell

eliteflooring2005ltd@xtra.co.nz www.elitefloorsanding.co.nz


• Landscaping + Fencing • Pre-Sale Garden Tidy Up • Lawn Care & Mowing • Gardening • Hedges & Treework • Green Waste Removal • Section Clearing • Handyman Services • Chipping Greenwaste • Stump Grinding • Mowing Services for Large Sections Contact us today! Andrew & Wendy Neame

Computer Problems?

For the best service in town call or visit

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

24/7 phone: 03 548 2831 nelson@enviro.co.nz


10% OFF


544 6880

Ph 027 277 3307


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Ph 544 9180 Corporate Rates Available

Healing you

and the life of your heatpump

Over 20 years experience $80 per hour

022 609 0088 www.souloasis.nz


0800 448 446 Steve Fletcher




Specialising in small jobs and maintenance plumbing

• Renovations • Kitchens • Bathrooms 4 Coach Pl, Brightwater

0275 423 343

• • • • • •

Maintenance Blocked Drains Domestic Work New Housing Industrial Properties Leaking Taps & Pipes

A/H: 542 3343

544 8059


window cleaning

• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Jeff NeilsoN


Marks Off

Window Cleaning

• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Mobilewashing 0220 649 822 House Roof treatments for mould, lichen, moss, algae Gutters cleaned out Paths, decks, driveways Ant, spider, cockroach control Chimney cleaning

Jeff NeilsoN


• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •


Jeff NeilsoN A/HWaterblastiNg 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Jeff NeilsoN


• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Jeff NeilsoN

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson


• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Jeff NeilsoN

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson


Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Jeff NeilsoN

WaterblastiNg Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

Cell: 0220 649 822 A/H 547 7856

Professional Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Oven Cleaning Walls, Bathrooms House Washing

541 0008 021 650 5605

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