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NO STRESS AT TRYATHLON: Ten year old Joshua Butcher of Nayland Primary School, centre, yawns at the start line of the Weetbix Tryathlon at Tahunanui beach on Sunday. More than 1800 kids took part in the event. Full story on page 25. Photo: Monique Bergman.

Tourism helped by sun and cricket Nelson has enjoyed its second-best tourist year on record and the news is expected to get even better once data around tourist numbers in Nelson for the Cricket World Cup are released. Nelson and Tasman had more than 1.25 million “guest nights” in 2014, meaning one night stayed by each tourist in the region. That’s a jump of five per cent from international visitors alone, compared to

the year before. Those extra people have helped fuel spending as well, with Nelson once again topping the country’s spending growth through eftpos provider, Paymark. Last week Paymark announced a 10 per cent increase for Nelson for the month of February, the highest in the country. Much of that growth has been put down to tourists with the accommodation and hospitality sectors seeing the biggest jump.

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andrew@nelsonweekly.co.nz Nelson Tasman Tourism chief executive, Lynda Keene, says a sunny summer and the world cup have both had a part to play in the good figures. “We won’t have January and February

commercial accommodation figures until mid-April but certainly the year-end guest nights 31 December 2014, show the season kicked off really well. I do anticipate the January and February figures to show growth compared to previous year.” She says the return of visitors from “traditional markets” like UK, Germany, USA

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Kiwi Air coming to Nelson first Sun and world cup help bring Nelson will be one of the first regions be provided by a flight attendant, with more tourists to the region in the country to get flights with new refreshments and snacks offered to all airline Kiwi Regional Airlines. The new airline, hoping to fill a hole in the market by flying routes not serviced by Air New Zealand, announced on their Facebook page yesterday that the region will be first in line. “One of our first routes will be connecting Dunedin, Queenstown and Nelson with regular 7 day a week flights,” it wrote. “The flights will be in a twin-engine, twin-pilot, pressurised aircraft and in-flight service will

passengers!” Last month the airline, which will be based in Hamilton, announced plans for regular flights to and from Nelson, amongst others. CEO Ewan Wilson said at the time: “We intend to complement existing offerings; to fill the gaps and to make travel between regional centres as fast and affordable as possible. We will not be competing directly with the national carrier.”

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FROM PAGE 1 and Australia and a growing number of Chinese and Indian travellers has helped Nelson. The Cricket World Cup has also been praised for its marketing of the region. Lynda says the “considerable exposure” around the world will have lasting effects. “There were three Indian TV crews filming the region and TV and radio broadcasters from the BBC and other outlets had extremely positive things to say about the region and the raft the of activities from kayaking, cruising, sail-

Scotland fans show their support at the Cricket World Cup at Saxton Oval. Photo: Barry Whitnall/Shuttersport. ing, fishing, motorbike riding, cycling and eating great local food, beer and wine. “The event will hold us [the

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Boat show still a wet success Father and son, John and Simon Booth in their sail boat, Polar Express, at the 16th New Zealand Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lake Rotoiti over the weekend. Photo: Jessie Johnston. The sixteenth New Zealand Antique and Classic Boat Show may have been treated to a shower only the ducks could appreciate, but it didn’t manage to dampen the spirits of those who attended. The two day event attracted around 120 classic and antique boats to the alpine venue at Lake Rotoiti where, if plans had not been disrupted, a schedule of races would have entertained a crowd of boating enthusiasts. However, Saturday’s downpour

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made it difficult to distinguish lake from shore and in the morning the majority of boat owners and public spectators could be found huddled in either the food or registration tents. Thankfully, the weather came right later on in the afternoon and boat owners who couldn’t restrain themselves any longer were finally able to take to the lake.

“When you’re doing a show like this up in an alpine environment you sort of have to go with the flow really, there’s not much we can do about it,” says organiser Pete Rainey. “It is a shame, but despite the weather we’re still really impressed that so many people have come out, not only boat owners but people coming along to see what’s going on.” ‘Summertime’, owned and built by Rosie Lees of Blenheim, took out the Jens Hansen Cup for the Best Vessel Overall.

Flight a rough ride for passengers Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight were screaming and throwing up as they flew into Nelson on Friday. Flight NZ5270 hit severe turbulence while flying from Christchurch. Half way through the flight, passengers

on board were warned by the pilot to expect turbulence due to storm conditions and that he would try his best to land the plane in Nelson, however may need to divert the flight back to Christchurch. The plane then experienced

violent shuddering and shaking for around 20 minutes, with many passengers screaming and several needing to use more than one sick bag. Passengers clapped and cheered in relief when the plane eventually landed.

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another special meeting and declare himself president there?” The war for control of Grey Power Terry says the management Nelson is now “beyond a joke” committee, led by Kevin Gardener, says the organisation’s national is the proper committee of Grey president. Power Nelson. New Zealand Grey Power Neville barred Nelson Weekly from federation president, Terry King, attending his “special meeting” but says Neville Male’s attempt to did issue it with a press release after reinstate himself as a Grey Power the event where he said the “large member at a special meeting last turnout of members reinstated his Friday night is bizarre. membership”. “To publicly seek reinstatement He says his supporters also backed of his membership indicates that his call to dismiss those on the Mr Male had recognised the management committee – which he authority of the also did at his last present Grey special meeting Power Nelson – and demand a Association public apology m a n a g e m e n t ...will he call himself another from the New committee, and special meeting and declare Zealand Grey the outcome of Power Federation himself president there? the complaints for “interfering” hearing.” - NZ Grey Power president Terry in Nelson Grey Last month, Power affairs. King. Neville, president “It has been a very of Nelson Grey Power at the time, traumatic three months for everyone had his membership revoked by involved in this unfortunate and the management committee after a totally unnecessary saga, and disciplinary hearing. much damage has been done to the Friday night was the first time he’s profile of the association along the acknowledged that he was expelled, way,” Neville wrote. he had previously claimed that Acting president of Nelson Grey he was still the organisation’s Power, Kevin Gardener, says the president. special meeting holds no weight. Terry says Neville has no association “The management committee with Grey Power and last week the has, throughout the unfortunate national federation issued a cease debacle, tried to play with a and desist notice for him to stop straight bat, to do what’s right for using the Grey Power name or logo. our membership and what has “He has held his own special happened? The Nelson Grey Power meeting to get himself reinstated offices are stormed, computers are as a member which, even if correct, removed without authority and we doesn’t mean he’s automatically are told that those who took them president. Or will he call himself wanted a membership list.”

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Cameras will watch over Victory Square one is watching and that the cameras could help Police identify offenders. As a result, in December 2014, the Victory Community Centre’s Keep Victory Safe project

Video cameras will soon watch over Victory Square, after residents identified the area as the place they felt “least safe”. The cameras are part of a joint initiative between the Victory Community Centre, Nelson City Council and the Canterbury Community Trust. Around $10,000 was needed to install the cameras and operate them for three years. The cost was split between the council and community trust, with Nelson police to monitor the cameras. Residents in the area prompted the move, after telling a survey run by the Victory Community Centre that Victory Square was the place they felt the least safe. Survey respondents felt that the presence of CCTV would make them feel safer to know some-

When 11 year old Daniel Edmonds finished painting his trolley, he stood back and admired his handy work. Over his shoulder, his father Rob was admiring his own work. After all, the Mike Pero Nelson Trolley Derby is just as much about the dads as it is the kids. “The competition amongst dads is fierce,” says Rob. “You want to build the best trolley for your kids and there’s always a little joke at the finish line amongst the dads.” This year Rob has been working on three trolleys, one for each of his three children. He says it’s been a great project. “The great thing about the trolley derby is that it’s really a dad thing. Just dad and the kids.” Rob’s eldest son Daniel will be competing for the third time, son Luke, 7, will be taking part for the second time and for five year daughter Lydia, it will be her first trolley derby. Rob, who is the construction manager at Kidson Construction, says two of the trolleys have been modified and one he SP built from scratch, with the help of some friends. “The engineers at work helped me out and a friend, Pete Chapman, did all the steering for us, so that certainly helped.” StovesPlus All of the parts were recycled apart from Refurbished stoves at the wheels. Grahams Trading Nelson “That’s the only thing I bought.” Ph 548 1811 The annual trolley derby LIKE will be held thisONE NO ELSE’S. Includes warranty, local Saturday on Collingwood St. The event delivery swapover For women just like&you. runs from 10am to 4pm and for the first (or cash & carry discount) BODY BASICS time ever, every race has a fullBODY field.BASICS STRETCH SP Workshop BALANCE AND STRENGTH

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Muddy Buddy is back after battle with council Monique Bergman Despite changes to this year’s Muddy Buddy adventure fun run course, organisers say they are looking forward to a great event with loads of mud. In order to comply with resource consent imposed by Tasman District Council, the school was required to meet a number of regulations. “We have worked really hard with the council to ensure the ecological footprint is negligible, and it is great that the outcome has met everyone’s needs and the fun run will go ahead,” says Tasman School principal, Pip Wells. In order to meet the terms of the consent, the course has been changed slightly from previous years and runners now need to cross Aporo road to get to the estuary, instead of going through a culvert underneath it. The road will be closed briefly for the duration of the race and the school has implemented a traffic management plan to divert traffic around the back of the school so participants can cross the road safely. In addition to this, registration numbers have been restricted to a maximum of 1400 participants. “We strongly recommend people register online now to ensure they are not turning up on the day to be left disappointed that they cannot enter in the fun run,” says Pip. The Muddy Buddy adventure fun run will be held on Sunday, March 15, at Tasman School. It is highly recommended that you register online at www.muddybuddy.co.nz to ensure your entry. If there are any entries left available on the day, registrations will be accepted between 9.30am and 10.30am. The cost is $10 per person or $35 per family for online registrations, and $15 per person or $45 per family if entering on the day.

Clifton Terrace student, Hamish McLeod, 7, having a ball on the waterslide at Clifton Terrace School’s fundraising event, Tea by the Sea. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

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It was touch and go for Clifton Terrace School’s annual Tea by the Sea fundraiser as the weather threatened to ruin it all. However, everyone pulled together and organisers say it was as successful a night as any Tea by the Sea they’d held before. The fundraising event featured the usual selection of school fair activities from bouncy castles to face painting, an auction and raffles.

Those attending the event were also treated to a surprise when a flash mob took to the field in song. A mother from Clifton Terrace, who is part of The Boatshed Choir, got the group of around 50 together to perform three songs, appearing in smaller groups from different areas around the school field and stunning the crowd. Clifton Terrace’s Tea by the Sea is a zero waste

event, meaning those attending had to bring their own plates, cups and cutlery to enjoy their picnic dinner. Although a total hasn’t yet been calculated, the funds raised will go towards the year five and six camp next year, and this year the school hopes to put some money towards new gymnastics equipment, as well as extending some of its programmes.

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TUESDAY 10 March 2015 LITTLE DAY OUT: MC Jasmine Turner and event organiser Lou-Darcie Lewis with Jai Clarke, 4, Tama Hana-Ricketty, 5, Kaleb Donker, 8, Audi Traxler, 9, and Lennon Navarra, 5, at the Victory Little Day Out Curious Carnival at Victory Square on Sunday. Lou-Darcie says she was pleased with the fantastic turnout. “It’s part of celebrating the community. A party for the people, by the people.” Photo: Jacob Chandler.

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A sunning summer for tourists and sun hasn’t helped a city tourism operator who is closing down at Easter. Hugh Briggs founded Move Nelson Segway Tours four years ago after ending a career as a town planner. He saw the tours work successfully in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown and thought Nelson would be the perfect place for it. But he says this summer has been his worst he’s had, with many tourists going straight to the Abel Tasman and not spending time in the city. He says the sun has also Hugh Briggs. meant people have preferred to head to the beach and take up options like stand-up paddleboarding instead. “It’s been really tough. Nelson is a great place for Segway tours with our historic sites, shared pathways, rivers and parks, but not enough people did them. People would always say ‘I’ve been meaning to do a tour,’ well, now they only have a month to do it.” Hugh says he will now look for part-time work but is sad that the tours didn’t fly. “It’s always sad and I’m frustrated that it didn’t work, but that’s life. I gave it my best shot and it didn’t work.” He says he may continue to do corporate tours, if requested. If you want to give the tours a go before he closes down after Easter, call Hugh on 0800 386 734 or 027 243 5301.

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PM in town: I saw something last Friday that made me proud to be a New Zealander. I was having coffee with a friend in a local cafe in the city and, without any fuss or commotion, our Prime Minister John Key arrived, sat outside and enjoyed a beverage. The first thing that came to mind was, in how many countries could the leader of that country just relax and enjoy a beverage so casually. I don't think people realise we are so blessed to live here. George Barker.

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Storm causes some flooding: We are in Richmond and our rain gauge is overflowing. Bridget Hobden. It certainly is wild! As a passionate gardener/garden writer/local radio show host, I'm beyond happy about the rain, but I DO feel for the grape growers and anyone who has suffered any damage. May we continue to get regular rainfall, without the wind, from now on! Philippa Foes-Lamb.

What, it's flooded again! Always seems to flood there. Gayl MacLennan. I walked to the Library this morning and nearly took off like Mary Poppins with a wind gust, but loved the rain on my skin. Brenda Kenny.

Friday's closure of Rocks Rd should serve as a reminder to all those in favour of the Southern Link that they need to take off their blindfolds and look at the bigger picture. All the traffic from Tahunanui to Nelson was using Bisley Ave and Princes Drive. These roads are totally unsuitable for that amount of traffic. Add to that the huge increase in traffic pushed through Whakatu Drive from Annesbrook roundabout, and the extra delays caused by that increase, and it is plain to see how vital Rocks Rd is as a State Highway. Simply building a new road for the sake of it is not the way forward.

We need to look at sustainable ways of reducing the number of single occupant cars on our roads, starting with our hopelessly inadequate and expensive public transport. Leave the highway where it is. Ian Millward. In reply to Ian's comment: What I don't understand is why is Waimea Rd not suitable as the primary road for trucks etc? It is wide and pretty straight. The only issue is the way it enters the city. An alternative entry/ exit route via St Vincent St seems logical. The Rocks Rd route should be left as a scenic and local route. It is also a less secure route in extreme weather and not suitable for a main arterial route. We certainly do not need a third route. Doug Newton. Kiwi Regional Airlines on its way: Yay!!! Maria Holden. It's a win-win. Sue Sara To have your say on any local issue, or any article featured in the Nelson Weekly, simply email a letter to the editor to editorial@nelsonweekly.co.nz or text us your view on 027 UR VOICE. You can also follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page by simply searching "Nelson Weekly".

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Central school students get new playground Jacob Chandler The ribbon had barely touched the ground before children from Nelson Central School clambered onto their new playground which opened last Thursday. Landscape architect, Guy Redmond, designed the junior playground as a way to merge play with learning and nature. “This playground seeks to arouse the curiosity, wonder, fun and physical challenges necessary to nurture freedom, self-confidence, and respect for others.” Guy says. Funding for the playground had been secured through the Canterbury Community Trust, the Board of Trustees, and cookbook sales from the Nelson Central School

Community Group. Guy has worked with over 400 schools in the United Kingdon and New Zealand, developing landscapes and playgrounds for over 20 years. He is currently redesigning the Oamaru public gardens. New entrant and year one teacher, Tracy Watkin, says the junior playground has not only met the needs of the younger students. The older students have dedicated time to play on it too. She says the students have been using part of the playground as a pretend shop and puppet theatre. She was surprised at how innovative some of the students had been with their play. “They’ve use it in ways we never thought they would.”

Nelson Central School students get a close look at the school’s new playground, which was officially opened last week. They are from left; Annabelle Barnett, Moss Harvey-Dewar, Kayla GarardGoring, and Oscar Van Dien, all 5. Photo: Jacob Chandler.

Snapper classic postponed until this weekend Heavy rain and wind forced the Tasman Bay Snapper Classic to be postponed over the weekend and, while it created plenty of headaches for organisers, it’s good news for local fishermen. Troy Dando says the decision to hold the competition for a week was made last Thursday due to safety concerns. But he also wanted to make sure the competition is worthwhile for the entrants. “We could see the weather coming and decided it wasn’t worth it. We’ve held it a week and everyone who entered is automatically reentered. But if they can’t make it we will refund their entry money, no problems.” It also means extra teams have until Thursday night to enter. “Some people who couldn’t make the original date will now be able to take part, and that’s great,” he says. So far more than 40 teams of 4 people have entered the tournament. Troy says anyone keen on giving it a go can check out www. tasmanbaysnapperclassic.co.nz for full details. “The snapper are going gang-busters out there, so once we get out it will be a magic day of fishing. We just need the weather to come to the party and we’ll be away.”

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action from last year's nelson Masked Parade. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

Theme needed for masked parade Organisers of the Nelson Arts Festival are asking for public submissions for theme ideas for this year’s Masked Parade. The winning submission will also get the chance to have their group lead the front of the parade and see their theme come to life. Festival's team leader, Axel de Maupeou, says the winning theme will allow for people’s imagination to run wild when creating their masks. “We want people to come up with an idea that will result in a Masked Parade that is full of bold,

colourful and unique masks and costumes that this huge Nelson community event is famous for. Previously themes have varied from sparkling sustainable future to earth, wind and fire. Theme ideas can be submitted online at the council website’s theme competition form, via email festivalenquiries@ncc.govt.nz, via the ‘Nelson Masked Parade and Carnivale’ Facebook page or posted to Nelson Arts Festival, PO Box 645, Nelson 7040. Entries must be received by 5pm March 23.

Thought to be Joseph John Regaldo (1894-1966) (serial number 6/334). Regaldo, a cabinet maker with Nalder & Co, Nelson, joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion as a Private during World War One and embarked on 24 September 1914 from Lyttelton for Wellington. From Wellington he joined the Main Body and embarked on 16 October 1914 for Egypt. His father, Joseph Regaldo, Blaketown, Greymouth, is listed as his next of kin on the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database. Regaldo served in Egypt and Gallipoli, and was invalided to New Zealand in June 1915 with a gun shot wound to his right shoulder. Regaldo survived the war and was discharged from the Army on 17 November 1916. He died in Auckland on 29 June 1966 survived by his wife Mrs E. H. Regaldo.

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Helen and Bryce Gilchrist with members of the Nelson Celtic Pipe Band, who will be competing in the National Pipe Band Championships in Nelson this week. Photo: Monique Bergman.

Pipe band champs come to Nelson Monique Bergman There will be plenty of colour and sound when the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Championships are held at Trafalgar Park this weekend. It is the third time the annual championships have been held in Nelson since the competition started in 1926. Local band, The Celtic Pipe Band Inc from Stoke, are this year’s organisers. President Bryce Gilchrist says the committee of eight have worked consistently for two years to organise the large event. There will be 45 Pipe Bands and 1300 players competing in the

championships from all over New Zealand. The bands will be coming from as far north as Whangarei and as far south as Invercargill, and there will also be three bands competing from Australia. Not only is Bryce involved in the organisation of the championships, he will also compete on the day with the Nelson Celtic Pipe Band. Being involved in the Nationals is a family affair with his wife Helen, secretary and drum corporal and custodian of the band and liaison officer of the organising committee, and their four children, playing in the band alongside him. There are six pipe bands from the top

of the south and three competing in the championship. The Celtic Pipe Band and the City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band will compete in grade three, so there will be healthy competition between these two local bands. The Celtic Pipe Band Development Band will also compete in their first ever full competition. In addition to the performances at Trafalgar Park, Nelson will be treated to a spectacular march through the streets of Nelson on Saturday. All 45 bands will compete in this march which will start at 9am from Millers Acre, turning into Trafalgar St and ending outside Subway on Bridge St.

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Stormy weather on Friday caused disruption to some motorists. Rocks Rd was closed off for a couple of hours as waves crashed over the side, and other areas, such as Vanguard St (pictured), were flooded. Those travelling along Atawhai Drive were redirected as the rear blade of the Founders windmill spun out of control, creating concern it might fly off onto the road.

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Former Tour de France rider Nathan Dahlberg is used to cycling up high mountains, but even the tour's legendary ascents up L'Alpe d'Huez and Le Mont Ventoux will seem like molehills compared to the next mountain he plans to climb. The Nelson-based cyclist, who rode in the Tour de France in 1988 and 1989, is aiming to set a new world record by riding a bike on top of the 8051 metre Broad Peak in Pakistan. Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world and if Nathan is successful he will break the present record of biking on the 7564m Muztaga Ata in China. Nathan says he decided to attempt to ride a bike on an 8000m mountain to attract sponsors and "put a mark on the map". He will attempt the record with Slovakian climber Zdeno Brnoliak, supported by a team of three other climbers. "A couple of guys going off to climb an 8000m peak by a standard route is no big deal. Taking a bike up there and riding it, well it's kind of crazy but also kind of interesting and something one can write home about." Nathan says he selected Broad Peak because he has a long association with Pakistan and the ascent is not too technical. "I've been to Pakistan nine times, most recently in 2014 when I cycled up the Karakorum Highway, stopping to hike and climb up over 5000m a number of times on the way.

Nelson's Nathan Dahlberg will attempt to set a new world record for the highest bike ride. "And the standard route up Broad Peak is not a technically demanding one, although it is consistently very steep. Most failures on the mountain are due to exhaustion and altitude." Nathan says they will still need to take a specially-adapted light-weight bike that will weigh less than three kilograms. "The bike we are proposing couldn’t be any standard bike for a number of reasons. Most importantly we would have to carry it at high altitude on very steep slopes so weight has to be eliminated. "It also has to be easy to manage and able to operate in extreme cold. It will only be ridden at the top or however far we manage to get, hopefully above 7700m to set a record." Nathan says they are planning to fly to Pakistan on July 20 before riding to Askole which is the gateway to the Baltoro and Broad Peak in the Karakorums in June. More about the attempt is at www.nathandahlberg.com

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Kids 'tryathlon' was biggest yet

A new event record was set for the Nelson Sanitarium WeetBix Kids TRYathlon held last weekend with over 1800 kids, aged between seven and 15 years, taking part in the largestever children’s event in Nelson. After last week’s heavy rain, the skies cleared for perfect racing conditions at Tahunanui as kids lined up on the beach in readiness for their sprint into the sea. Parents, grandparents and friends cheered on children of all fitness levels as they participated in a 50 to 200 me-

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tre swim, four to eight kilometre bike ride and a one and a half kilometre run. World Champion and Olympic medallist track cyclist Aaron Gate, along with local sporting heroes Black Sticks women’s hockey team captain, Anita Punt, and Nelson Giants basketballer Sam Dempster, joined in the fun by congratulating the kids and handing out medals at

the finish line. The organisation of the event was a winner also, with plenty of marshals on hand ensuring the day ran smoothly for both kids and parents. The event, which is in its 23rd year, is all about encouraging kids to get active in a fun environment, and is the world’s largest triathlon series for under 16s as certified by the International Triathlon Union. It continues to be a rite-of-passage for many kids across our region.

The Stoke Bowling Club Men's Div 1 team were winners at the Interclub 7's 5 zone regional club final held in Nelson last weekend. The other clubs represented were Blenheim, Belfast, Westport RS and Blaketown. The team will now go on to compete for the National title in Palmerston North on March 21 and 22. Members of the winning 7s team are, from left; manager Peter Hodson, Shannon Mcllroy, Jimmy Pugh, Lloyd Bellis, Paul Baken, Tom Closey, Chris Alldred and John Haddock.

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Rugby League in neLson Rugby league in Nelson is on the rise, and with winter on the way the league season will soon be up and running for the region's six senior clubs. The Tasman area is home to the Richmond Rabbits, Wanderers Wolves, Wairau Taniwha, Stoke Cobras, Victory Phoenix and Tahunanui Tigers. These senior teams compete throughout the season for a place in the Tasman grand-final which was won last year by the Richmond

Rabbits. After only being in the competition for the last three years, the Rabbits have not only had a late entrance into the sport, but have come out strong, winning the final all three of those years. They will be looking to maintain their successful tally of victories this coming season, while 2014 runner-up team, Tahunanui Tigers, will be aiming to go that one step further and take the title. The end of the club season signals the start of the representative competition, in which the Tasman Titans represent Tasman Rugby League the best of the regions clubs. Felwish to thank all their low teams from around the South Island include West Coast, Otago, sponsors for the Southland and last year's winning 2015 season. team, Canterbury. This year, Tasman Titans will also be engaging in If you are interested in playing rugby league two friendly games against Manaor have any other enquiries please call watu and Wellington, before taking Tasman Rugby League on 027 434 3431 on the best of the South Island. At this stage in Nelson’s league history, Tasman Rugby League AGM only senior teams are able to play Tuesday, 17th March 6.30pm in a regular competition, although Saxton Sports House - All welcome.

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Community Events PILATES on ThE BEAch, SUMMER HOURS. Mons & Weds 5:45pm, Tues & Thurs 8am. On Tahunanui Beach (Behind the Lions Play Ground). All welcome, beginners & regulars. $5 bring a mat or towel. Marion 021 0839 9290 STokE SEnIorS: Weds 11 Mar, Show’n’Tell Treasures. Bring in your favourite items to tell us about; Thurs 12 Mar, Talk from Police dog handler Pete Greenland; Tues 17 Mar, Uke’n’Duet entertain with a variety show; Weds 18 Mar, Cocktails & Mocktails with Helen & Karen; Most weekly concerts/events start at 1.30pm with a donation entry of $3 (incl. Afternoon tea). 548 Main Rd, Stoke. Ph: 547 2660 VOLUNTEER DRIVERS: We are still looking for volunteers van drivers to help with transport for Stoke Seniors. If you are interested contact the office, 547 2660. nEW ExErcISE cLASS in STOKE. Mix of aerobics, strength & toning exercises. Make a fresh start in 2015. Mon, 6.15- 7.15pm, $8, St Andrews Ch Hall, Songer St, Stoke. Angie 547 0198 nELSon TrAMPInG cLUB invites you: Mar 14-15, Flora Hut Working Bee, $14, Lawrie 544 4096; Mar 22, Beebys Knob, medium, $16, Sue 544 9599. www.nelsontrampingclub.org.nz. nEWcoMErS nETWork: Are you new in town or just keen to meet some people? Join us for drinks & nibbles, Rhythm and Brown, 19 New St. 11 Mar, 7pm. Info nelson@newcomers.co.nz nELSon SAVAGE cLUB: Weds 11 Mar, Summer Social Variety Show, Stoke Primary School Hall, 7.30pm. Entry: $2. Raffles, supper. All welcome. Contact Sunny Ph: 547 2467. FIrST AId For BABIES & ToddLErS - Nelson Parents Centre. 11 Mar, 7pm. Aimed at parents & caregivers of babies & preschoolers to learn CPR, choking & First Aid skills. Mel 547 4677 or 021 029 54514 for info. ForEST & BIrd Wed 11 Mar, Chris Cornelisen from the Cawthron Institute will talk on managing a healthy Pacific Ocean & the Pacific Ocean Initiative POI. 7.30pm Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai St. ProBUS cLUB oF nELSon cITy welcomes men & women as new members. Meets Thurs 12 Mar, 9.45 am, Nelson Golf Club, 38 Bolt Rd. Speaker – Peter Beverley. Deirdre 547 4146. PEAcE VIGIL: “Not In My Name”. Protesting against sending NZ troops to war In Iraq. Thurs 12 Mar, 5pm Cathedral Steps. Gwen 548 3323. STAr Indoor BoWLS cLUB opening night Thurs 12 Mar, 7pm, Warne’s Stadium, Songer St. New players welcome. Judy 547 6939. SInGInG WorkShoP: Brush up your vocal skills & learn an a cappella arrangement of The Beach Boys’ song “In My Room”. 7-9pm Thurs, 12, 19 & 26 Mar. Early registration, $40 ($20-students). New friends & laughter free of charge. Ph Jenny, 547 4354 or www.nelsonharmony.org.nz. rAnGErSrUGByJABrEGISTrATIonS: This Sat, 14 Mar, 12-2pm, Moutere Hills Community Centre, sausage sizzle & a senior pre-season game at 2pm. Join us in our 60th year of being a rugby club. Cindus for details 027 358 7233. ErnEST rUThErFord rETIrEMEnT VILLAGE Jumble Sale: Sat 14 Mar, 9am-noon, 49 Covent Dr, Stoke. Lots of bargains. nELSon PLAycEnTrE ASSocIATIon presents the 'Big Play Out' - a FREE family event with fun activities for kids. Tahunanui Sportsfield, 14 Mar, 11am-2pm. There will be music, outdoor activities, sausage sizzle, face painting, playdough and heaps more. Have a look at what Playcentre has to offer. FrIEndS oF nELSon LIBrAry present 'A Bit of this & a Bit of That ' by speaker Rick Gekoski-columnist, broadcaster, rare-books dealer. Mar 15, 2pm, $2. Activity Room, Nelson Library. No admission after 2pm. Andrea 546 0403 PrETTy SMArT - HUGE 2nd HAND SALE: Sat 14 Mar, 9-2pm, Stoke Memorial Hall. $2 entry, cash sales only. Buy/sell adult, children's & babies clothing, toys & equipment. Info ph/txt

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interest in gardening? Tahuna Community Centre has a great garden group who meet 1st Wed of each month 10.30am, come join us! Counselling: (Confidential & Personal) Available with trained counsellor. Pls make appointment. SocIAL TABLE TEnnIS: Saxton Stadium, Mon & Fri mornings, Wed evenings. Morning tea/supper provided. ALL WELCOME. Ph 547 3005 / 547 9479. Visit tabletennisnelson.org.nz ALLIAncE FrAncAISE Join us on Fri, 4:5:45pm, La Gourmandise, 276 Hardy St, for informal French conversation. All welcome whatever your level of French. See www.af-nelson-tasman.org.nz ISEL LAdIES ProBUS cLUB welcomes new members to friendly, interesting meetings held 4th Wed of the month, 9.45am, Elim Church, 625 Main Rd, Stoke. Contact Shirley 547 2664 or Bev 547 6522 . dAncInG: Fri evenings, 7pm, Ballroom, Latin, Rock & New Vogue dancing, Richmond Town Hall, all welcome ring Jean 5467061 ULTIMATE FrISBEE: 5.30pm Weds, Tahuna touch fields. All levels, all genders & most ages welcome. Queries - contact@nelsondisc.org.nz. hELP yoUr hEArT a support group for people living with a heart condition, their families/carers. Meet with people who understand – they’ve ‘been there and done that’. Join us on the third Sat each month, 10.30-12, Honest Lawyer. Ph Alan 547 6552 or Graham 522 4938. PooL-PILATES. New water based exercise class. Gentle on joints whilst improving posture, balance, core strength & breathing. Tues, 1-2pm Ngawhatu pool, Stoke, $8. Angie 547 0198. ATTn PArEnTS / cArEGIVErS! The Ecomoon Collective parent room is a large space you can change, feed & relax for FREE. 120 Bridge St. crAFT GroUP: Stoke Baptist Church, 648 Main Rd, 1st & 3rd Tues 10-11.30am. $1 per session. Bring your own craft or learn a new one. Call Beryl 547 7971 or Janice 544 3929 ToTS n TUnES at St Stephens Church, 61 Tahuna Dr. Every Fri, 9.30 & 10.30 with morning tea provided at 10. Great music & movement songs for ages 0-5 with an interactive puppet show. $2 donation per family. Ph 546 4051. MAInLy MUSIc: Fri 10am, Atawhai Community Church, cnr Todd Bush Rd & Main H'way. Babies-5yrs Morning tea with chat & playtime follows the 30min session. Heather 548 6004 VIcTory coMMUnITy cEnTrE: Ph: 546 8389 Hand Craft: Share crafts in a group - knitting, crochet, stitching. Bring lunch, share projects. $2, Weds 12.30-2.45pm, Pomeroys coffee. Donation . Sit & Be Fit: Have fun exercise sitting down, burn calories, tone muscles, keep your heart healthy. Tues 10-10.45am 12 Feb - 2 April. $3 per session, 16+yrs . Housie at Victory: Fun with members of your community. Prizes, refreshments & transport available if required. Weds 2-4pm, 18 Feb, 4 & 18 Mar, 1 April. $2 . Zumba: Exciting Latin Rhythms, easy to follow movestocreateafunfitnessclassforalllevels.Weds 7-8pm, 4 Feb - 1 April. $5 per class, 16+ yrs. Laughter Yoga: The body’s natural antidote to stress, simple powerful exercise, with yogic breathing. Bring yoga mat or towel. Weds 5.30-6.30pm 4 Feb - 25 Mar. $2. Victorious Chess: Supportive for all levels. All ages, Under 8’s with caregiver. Bring chess set if you have one. Mons 3.45-5pm, 9 Feb - 9 March, $1 pp. Qi Gong: Aligning breath, movement - healing & meditation. Relax your entire body– relieve stress & pain. Thurs 9.30-10.30am 12 Feb -2 April. $3 per session. Victory Playgroup: Tues 9-11.30am. 3 Feb - 31 Mar. Parents&youngchildren(birthto5yrs)meet to play & socialise. Lots of toys & activities, morning tea etc. Gold coin donation. SPorT TASMAn: Sarah - Ph 923 2313 or Sarah.H@sporttasman.org.nz (unless stated otherwise)

Jogging: Entry level learn how to jog gradually & safely. Weds, 5:30pm. FREE Cycling: Entry level groups in Nelson & Richmond. Weekly cycles around our wonderful cycleways - our focus is on enjoyment rather than distance. FREE Fitness in the Park: Every Sat - get active with a different trainer for 10 weeks All levels of fitness catered for. Visit www.sporttasman.org.nz/Fitness_in_the_Park. FREE! nELSon cITy LUnchEon cLUB meets 2nd & 4th Mon each month for a meal & invited speaker. Programme at http://nelsoncityluncheonclub.blogspot.co.nz Kathleen 548 2342. nELSon nEWcoMErS nETWork: Walking Group, Tues, 10am, www.newcomers. co.nz or Lynne 539 1006 / Karin 547 4461 SInGErS WAnTEd! Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to join a Thursday night rehearsal with Nelson Bays Harmony this month. Brush up your vocal skills and experience the buzz of singing 4-part a cappella harmony. For details contact Jenny on 547 4354 or visit www.nelsonharmony.org.nz TAhUnAnUI WoMEn’S InSTITUTE: Stoke Retirement Village, 188 Songer St, Meet first Thurs of the month, 1.45 sharp. New members welcome. Ph Colleen 548 7902 ST STEPhEnS oPShoP Tahunanui Dr. Open Fri 9am-1:30pm. Fill a Bag - $4 during Feb. "JUST US drAMA" invites new members, actors and helpers meeting each Monday 1-2.30pm We do acted play readings for senior groups but welcome any age group. Enquiries Phone Marion 5470509 dAncE PrAcTIcE. Weds. 8pm Victory Community Centre. Ballroom, New Vogue, Classical and Modern Sequence. Dancers & Beginners welcome. Ph Roger 5466562. nELSon coMMUnITy PoTTErS 136 Rutherford St. Handbuilding, wheel work firing and glazing for beginners to expert. Social group Thurs 10-12. Mon 6-9pm.Classes available. Ph Annie 5483087 kIdS-n-koFFEE PLAyGroUP: Tues, 9.45 -11.45am. All Saints Creche, 30 Vanguard St, Indoor, Outdoor play area. Crafts, toys, friendship, music session. No charge. Ph Lois 5487438 nELSon MALE VoIcE choIr welcomes new members to its practices on Mon, 6.45pm, the Reformed Church, Enner Glynn. All men who like to sing are welcome. Learn, meet new friends & have fun. Call Ernie Tarling, 548 7291. nELSon dIABETES cLUB meets the last Friday each month, 1.30pm, Nick Smith's Rooms, 544 Waimea Rd, Annesbrook. Speaker. Afternoon tea. Gold coin. Ph Joan 548 6263. LInE dAncInG Aeorobics evening beginners class all ages/gender Thurs, Suburban Club 6-7pm. Social/fun pumping music. Ph Diane Sutherland 547 9280 0274 491 569. MAkE A dIFFErEncE & keep fit at the same time! Our Brook Waimarama Sanctuary track cutting volunteers don’t need to join a gym plus they have the satisfaction of contributing a lasting legacy to NZ conservation. For info/register www.brooksanctuary.org/support. AqUA-FITnESS: Ngawhatu pool, every Mon & Thurs, 12-1pm. All levels. Ph Heike 545 6546. ScrABBLE: come join social Scrabble every Saturday 1.15pm, Surburban Club. Ph 548 9006 SPAcE welcomes babies aged 0-12 months to join our programmes in the Nelson region. SPACE is for first time parents & their babiesweekly sessions include opportunities to meet other parents, discussions on child development & parenting, music & activities. Marie Lenihan 03 545 2017 or lenihans@xtra.co.nz ALZhEIMErS nELSon: For people living with Memory loss & Dementia. Advice, Information & support ARE AVAILABLE. Phone 5467702 or 0800 004 001 nELSon AMATEUr WInE MAkErS club seeking new members. For info ring Howard 544 4110 or Jacqui 544 1535.

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