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An exhausted Antonia Lerbs is dragged by friend Stella Stevens through the mud at this year’s Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

Sun, fun and plenty of mud What started out as a fun run ended up more like a mud bath as participants waded, crawled and stumbled through Sunday’s Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy. The sixth annual event was first thought up by Jodie and Nathan Fa’avae and is now the main wheelchairs mobility scooters walkers/canes electric bed/hoists lift assist chairs bathroom solutions incontinence products daily living aids/products

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Air New Zealand passengers flying from Auckland to Nelson on Sunday were left “fuming” after being told the flight was cancelled because of bad weather, only to see other planes fly out without a problem. Several passengers on flight 5253 contacted Waimea Weekly about the experience that left them feeling “ignored” and “frustrated”. Many of the passengers had flown to Auckland for The Eagles concert, while others were travelling back to Nelson after a holiday abroad. Passengers say they were originally told the flight was delayed due to an “engineering fault” but the reason was later changed to poor weather in Auckland. That was despite all but one other flight departing Auckland without a problem. The stranded passengers were later flown to Wellington, not Nelson, because there was no accom-

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“I love going to the fairs and markets. It is amazing what you can find. It’s also great meeting different people there too.”

“I have been so busy and haven’t been able to attend anything but would have loved to have gone to the cricket.”

“I visited the Wakefield Steam Museum on the weekend and that was terrific, with lots of vintage vehicles on show.”

“We have been doing kid orientated activities like family days and galas, the Weet-bix Tryathlon was awesome.”

Muddy Buddy fun Air NZ passengers ‘hugely frustrated’ FROM PAGE 1

resulted in an adaption to the course and the second saw a maximum of 1400 participants. Pip says that around 1000 people entered into the fun run on Sunday, a number they put down to the fact they had less than a month to inform people of the changes. Tasman district councillor Judene Edgar was amongst those getting stuck into the Muddy Buddy, having taken part in every event since it was started. “It’s family fun, you’ve got to let your hair down, you’ve got to have a bit of fun and laugh at yourself and being covered in mud is a great way to do that. As much

as it’s hard, I just do love scrambling through the mud, it’s a good workout and I just love the costumes and the way people get into it. I think they just did a fantastic job and I’ll be back.” With the new resource consent, the school will be able to host the event for the next 10 years, using the same course people enjoyed on Sunday. A final total hasn’t been worked out yet but the school hopes to have raised around $12,000. That will go towards the finishing touches on their new playground upgrade, some landscaping around the school grounds and subsidising the professional sports shirts for the students.

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FROM PAGE 1 One of the passengers who helped her didn’t want to be named, but did say “this pretty much sums up where Air New Zealand are at the moment – nowhere.” Nelson’s Erin Silke-Atkins says she was frustrated at the “lack of customer service”. “It was hugely frustrating. We were sitting there being told that the plane couldn’t take off because of bad weather and we watched all these other planes leave with no problem. We were looking out the window at a light drizzle and that was hard to accept.” She says the flight was cancelled after being delayed five

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times. “The worst part for me was that they didn’t want to know us after it was cancelled. They just ignored us. “We asked about accommodation and they said they couldn’t help us but that we could sleep in the international terminal. I

don’t mind the adventure of it but I felt they just wanted rid of us.” Two other passengers were returning from a holiday in Norfolk Island. Roslyn Elliot and Dale Filer say they were disappointed that their holiday had been ended in such a way. Waimea Weekly tried to get hold of Air New Zealand to respond to the criticism and ask why it could fly the passengers from Auckland to Wellington but not from Auckland to Nelson. But the airline failed to respond to all attempts, apart from a Tweet, which directed the Weekly to an email address, which went unanswered.



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Residents on Croucher and Chisnall streets in Richmond got a big fright when they opened their water bills this month to find they had been charged astronomical amounts. Eighty-nine properties received the inflated bills with one resident, Julian Edmonds, saying he was charged $689 for 858 days use of water over the last six months. “I nearly fell over when I opened my account,” Julian says. “It must be the most expensive water on the planet.” But fortunately the inflated water charges were the result of a billing error by the Tasman District Council which has already taken steps to rectify their mistake. “Yes, there was a billing error in the latest water billing round,” council communication’s advisor Chris Choat says.

MASSIVE BILL: Richmond resident, Julian Edmonds, is urging Tasman district residents to check their water bills after he was charged for 858 days and nine cubic metres of water on his six monthly bill. Photo: Monique Bergman. “The error was recognised last Thursday and staff did a walk around on the Friday to each of those properties putting an explanation into letterboxes.” Because there is a relatively high number of tenanted properties in the area, Chris says council has written to the landlords of each of the properties to discuss the issue and correct

the billing. “The correct bills will be issued later this week. No-one will be penalised because of the error and the payment date for this round of billing will remain April 20.” Chris says if anyone has any remaining issues about the bills, they are welcome to contact council.

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Concern over Hope Hall’s earthquake risk Simon Bloomberg

The earthquake risk of the Hope Hall will be tested in the next two months after an initial seismic assessment showed that it only met 35 per cent of the new building standard. The Tasman District Council is conducting seismic testing of all its public buildings and the Hope Hall was the only one in the latest round of tests to raise some concern. Although the initial test showed that it just exceeded the required government safety rating of 34 per cent of the new building standards, council will be commissioning a detailed assessment “just to

make sure it’s safe”. Council property manager Jim Frater says the initial seismic assessments are based on building consent records and “a quick look at the building”. When the initial rating is less than or only slightly higher than the required 34 per cent, council commissions a detailed seismic assessment conducted by structural engineers to get a more accurate rating. “What we usually find is that the initial assessment is always conservative and the rating of the detailed assessment rises. But we need to make sure the buildings are safe so we will be getting engineers to look at Hope Hall to get much better information

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and all exceeded the 34 per cent required by government. He also says strengthening work on the Richmond Town Hall, which was found to be earthquake prone in an earlier assessment, is expected to start soon. “Structural engineers are in high demand so we’ve had to delay the work on the Richmond Town Hall. But we have tendered the work and hope to complete it within a couple of months.” The delay means council will only spend $50-$100,000 of the $500,000 budgeted for earthquake assessment and strengthening this year. Unspent capital will be carried over to 2015-16.

Hope Hall will undergo further earthquake testing. on the structural aspects.” Jim says the Murchison Service Centre built in 1913 (67 per cent), Brightwater Hall built in 1968 (60 per cent) and Spring Grove Hall built in 1900 (50 per cent) were also assessed in the latest round of testing

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One of the biggest social events of the year, the popular Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare, returns to Richmond this coming Friday. The street party signifies the end of summer and celebrates the harvest of the region’s hops, grapes and food. Around 25 food and beverage stalls, featuring six local wineries and Sprig & Fern beer, will be on offer. Around 4000 people attended last year’s community event and it is one of the last in the region before daylight saving ends. Major sponsor, the Sprig & Fern

Brewery has been a part of the event for a number of years and owner Tracy Banner says they are proud to be involved. “We are a big part of the Richmond community, it is such a good event and it is great to see people having something to eat and drink and catching up with friends. It is most enjoyable to be involved in it,” says Tracy. This year’s entertainment will feature local covers band, Urban, along with performer Craig Lee. There will also be something for the children with face painting, balloons and a bouncy castle from 6pm to 8pm. Organiser, Kim Quint from

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January a record month for tourism Simon Bloomberg

The “good news” continues for the NelsonTasman tourism industry with the latest figures showing a record number of visitors stayed in commercial accommodation in the region in January. Last year, Nelson had 1.25million guest nights, which was the second-highest number since records started in 2000. And the strong performance has continued this year with the latest figures showing that January was a record month with guest nights, increasing 9.8 per cent on last year to 286,921. “The results are very pleasing

and on track with what we were expecting,” Nelson Tasman Tourism chief executive, Lynda Keene says. “I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed that the January results would produce what we secretly thought could be achieved, and they have. “I’m absolutely delighted we have hit new records of total guest nights and international guest nights since records were kept in 2000. The 2007-2008 year produced the highest total guest nights of 1,271,567 and I knew, if the feedback from operators was correct, we were going to have a great season.” Lynda says the international guest nights


SUPER YACHT ARRIVES AT PORT: News that the super yacht “The Hemisphere”, arrived in town got people talking on Nelson Live. As did the weekly rental price, a whopping US$280,000 a week. The super yacht arrived on Saturday and left again on Sunday, it can hold 12 guests and eight crew. Comments were mostly jokes along the same lines, like this from Michelle Sinclair, “OMG, I see a girl’s week coming on! I’m sure if we all put in we could rent it for a week.”

contributed a 5.5 per cent increase while domestic guest nights jumped 11.4 per cent. Nelson compared favourably with the national average increases for January of 2.5 per cent for international and 4.6 per cent for domestic guest nights. Tourists also stayed in Nelson for longer in January with the length-of-stay averaging a record 3.05 nights. Although Lynda says that’s pleasing, she remains concerned that Nelson-Tasman still experiences the biggest drop of guest nights in winter. “The region has the fourth highest lengthof-stay on an annual basis but does experience the biggest drop of guest nights in

winter. This is why it’s critical the region invests in infrastructure and marketing that will produce increased visitation during May-September.” Lynda attributed the record guest nights to a combination of factors, including the continued development of cycle tourism, associated and promotion of the region’s wineries, restaurants, arts and sports events. Lynda says Nelson Tasman Tourism’s “very selective” marketing has also helped produce positive results that either tracked or exceeded national trends, particularly in the high season.

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Snapper Classic hooks a big crowd and plenty of fish Along with a whole lot of fish, this year’s Tasman Bay Snapper Classic reeled in $7228 for their chosen charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand. The competition had 50 teams of four competing in the bay to hook the heaviest snapper. Teams were awarded prizes based on the heaviest combination of four fish. Before the prize giving, a charity auction headed by Murray Leaning took place, with sponsors’ goods auctioned off as well as some of the fish caught that day. Event organiser Troy Dando says, along with some of the entry fee, the money would be a big benefit to the Big Brothers Big Sisters char-

ity. “It’s a great cause, helping young people out, especially those who are underprivileged and can’t get out there and do things.” The winning team with the heaviest catch was the Würth NZ team, “Wurth a Shot”, who have now won the competition three times in a row. Team member Oliver McPherson netted a single snapper weighing just over 9kg. Troy says a lot of it can just come down to luck. “There is luck and skill on the day, not all teams weighed in four fish so their team total was down. The one that got second only weighed in three

fish. Had they had a fourth fish they may have won.” Another notable catch was a kingfish weighing in around 15kg. The event was delayed a week due to the bad weather and Troy says he was glad he made that decision. He says the change in date didn’t suit some people but he also managed to get more signed up with the extra time. “We lost a few, but we also picked a few up.” He says he couldn’t have run the event and raised the money without the generosity of his sponsors, notably Simrad, Big Blue, Totally Boating, Nelson Weekly and the Speight’s Ale House.

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WEDNESDAY 18 March 2015

SPCA overwhelmed by stray cats Monique Bergman The Nelson SPCA is being overwhelmed by stray cats and kittens with almost 100 now being cared for at their Waimea Rd shelter. Nelson SPCA general manager, Donna Walz says the number of cats is comparable to last year, however the difference is that no one is coming in to adopt and take them home. “Quite a few kittens have gone to new homes, which is great but it is their lovely mothers who just seem to be forgotten and left behind,” says Donna. As an incentive, the SPCA is offering free starter packs for the first 10 adult cat adoptions. The packs include, a box to transport the cats home in, litter trays and food. The process of adopting a cat or kitten involves matching the right animal with the right family and

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Having a par ty/event/func tion? Call our photographer 544 9037 or 027 532 6461 Bill and Joyce McCaa from Murchison celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Club Waimea.

Ricky Holmes, and Trish Gray at Colourplus last week. It was a very busy weekend for our photographers. Last week we went to the Colourplus celebration of the merging of their two stores. We also went to Bill and Joyce McCaa’s 60th wedding anniversary, Ben Brownie and Wendy Mannering’s engagement party. We rounded off the week with some snaps from the Brightwater School Gala and the Tasman Bay Snapper Classic. If you are having a party or event give us a call on 544 9037 and we’ll send along one of our photographers.

Having fun at the Brightwater School Gala last weekend were Abby Logan, left, and Cassie Ayre.

Nic Gear, Jessie Sutton and Kirsty Glasgow at Colourplus, to celebrate the merging of the Richmond and Nelson stores.

Regan and Jenny Turner with Ben Brownie and Sam Higgins at Ben and Wendy’s engagement party.

Ben Brownie and Wendy Mannering celebrate at their engagement party on Saturday night.

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Trolley derby: Not a great turnout. Needs reinvigorating and I don’t mean more loud and annoying announcing. Ok, they are not too bad but it is a bit intrusive. As for Mike Pero, well, it needs sponsoring and they did a good job. Doug Newton.

Noticed more tourists: Definitely noticed campervans and camping set-ups in nearly every carpark in the city. Nikole Berkett.

Grey Power: Nelson Grey Power, is a constitutional entity and, like most constitutional bodies, is run by a committee; under a written constitution, to which it is bound. Normally under such arrangements the chair is a titular position and not an executive position. In other words the president has no executive powers. It is the committee and only the committee that has the power to make and take all executive decisions. The committee does not have to seize power; it already has power. It is the chair that has no power, and therefore must be the one regarded as attempting to seize power from the committee, and not the other way around. The quorum voice of the committee is the organisation’s voice and position. It then follows that the president’s voice is the one that must be regarded as dissident. While members may constitutionally requisition a special meeting, it is still the committee who must approve,arrange, and execute that demand. Grey Power must return to being run according to proper constitutional procedure, according to Hoyle and not Male. Dan McGuire.

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to help business owners maintain their own bookkeeping. As long as it is being done and being done correctly, Sue is happy. “I enjoy the people, we do the same similar thing for everybody but it’s just the different personalities that you get, and I think it’s just knowing you’ve helped somebody that I really enjoy. I also like the challenge of setting up new systems and with the training side of it, when that light bulb flicks on and everything fits into place for them, it’s actually quite a rewarding feeling really.” For a more streamlined and effective approach to the nuts and bolts of your business, Business Roundup could be the answer. Whether you simply require a tax return, the books have become too much, you have no wish to deal with the bookkeeping or you simply prefer to outsource it rather than employ someone on wages, Sue and the team are committed to helping in any way they are needed for the overall success of your business. To talk to them about how they can benefit your business, give them a call today on 544 9748.

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Pipe band members parade down Trafalgar St on Saturday as part of the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships over the weekend. Photo: Doug Barry-Martin.

Win caps off a top weekend for our local pipe band It was a home turf award at the National Pipe Band Championships on Friday as the Celtic Pipe Band of Stoke took home the championship award. There was no mistaking the sound of bag pipes heard around the city on Friday and Saturday as 45 bands from New Zealand and Australia competed in the championship competition. The event started on Friday with performances at Trafalgar Park. On Saturday, competitors marched down Halifax, Trafalgar and Hardy Sts, followed by the final competitions. Just three years after winning the Grade 4A championships, the Stoke band won grade 3. Pipe Major Bryce Gilchrist headed the Stoke band who won both the set and medley as well as the full championship. He says it is fantastic to be able to win the cham-

pionships when their city was host. “Absolutely the cream on the cake was having won on our own home turf and having our own mayor presenting us with the trophies.” The band also came second in the street march behind the Wellington Red Hackle, a team with two players from Tasman. Nelson mayor Rachel Reese overlooked the parade on Trafalgar St along with presidents of both the New Zealand and Australian pipe band associations. Event organiser, Helen Gilchrist, says Rachel was delighted with the results and the council is supportive of a bid to run the national contest again in two years’ time. Helen says the event has had fantastic support from locals and community groups such as Scouts and Army Cadets who helped with setting-up and marshalling.

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Brightwater turns out for school gala Monique Bergman The sun was out and shining and so were the kids as they entertained the crowds at the annual Brightwater School Gala. The Brightwater community supported the event and enjoyed lunch on the grass while children took to the stage and sang and danced for the audience. There was a real country feel to the gala with a farmer’s market selling fresh home-grown fruit and vegetables and various home-made arts, crafts and food. The silent auction was popular again and there were baskets full of goodies for the raffles. Plenty of fun and action was had on the back field, with climbing walls, a bouncy castle, giant balls and a laser tag range. For those wanting quieter activities, a beauty area was available complete with a hair and nail salon and face painting. Principal, Gerald Baldwin says it was a great day out and the community supported the gala, despite many other events being on at the same time. Around $24,000 was raised with all proceeds going towards building a 500m cycle trail within the school grounds, which will be used for daily exercise along with education on bike safety and preparing the children for riding the Tasman Great Taste Trail.

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‘High quality’ hops keeps growers busy Beer lovers can lick their lips because the quality of this year’s hop harvest is “very high”, says the industry’s top man. New Zealand Hops Limited chief executive Doug Donelan says, despite a very cold spring and exFourth generation hop farmer, Peter Lines from Totara Brewing amongst some of the hops vines he tended dry spells, this season’s hops harvest is of a very high quality. is harvesting. Photo: Monique Bergman. All New Zealand hops are grown in the Tasman district and Doug * estimates that around 760 tonnes will be harvested this season. The season starts with plants emerging from the ground in early spring and finishes with the harvest during late February and March. Dr Shona Dalzell and our friendly team in the Nelson Region provide vein Hops were first planted in the Tasand skin cancer assessments and effective treatments. man district over 150 years ago and thrived in the warm, sunny Veins Skin Cancer climate. • Free vein assessment* • Free Spot Check (for 1-2 moles/lesions of concern) • All treatment options for There are now 18 growers through• Full body skin checks varicose veins (radiofrequency, out Riwaka, Tadmor, Moutere and • Excisions laser, injections and surgery) Waimea areas, supplying hops No referral necessary. through the cooperatively-owned Covered by all insurance companies for treatment. Conditions may apply. NZ Hops Limited. “The level of dedication from our Phone: 03 539 0175 Specialist Suite, 355 Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson hop growers is great. They work very hard and it is an absolute Where medical necessity criteria apply. *Symptoms and Initial reflux assessed. credit to them, they really do a Southern Cross criteria A formal USS scan and consultation and conditions apply. required before definitive treatment. good job,” says Doug. Fifteen per cent of the hops pro-

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duced here are used within the domestic market, with the remainder exported to the US, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and Australia. Speciality varieties grown in our region, such as Nelson Sauvin and Motueka, are in high demand from the international market because of their big aromas. “Our product is unique in the fact that our hops are grown without the use of fungicides or pesticides and our hops have no diseases, which we are recognised internationally for,” says Doug. Fourth generation hop farmer, Peter Lines from Totara Brewing, grows 12 varieties of hops on his property in Wakefield. Peter says his client base has increased over the past 10 years due to the worldwide growth of both small and large craft beer breweries. Peter says his harvesting machine is working seven hours a day and he expects his 12 staff will harvest around 27 tonnes this season.

After 50 years Quality care continues Alvin Cooper is passing his practice into the capable hands of Steph Wills

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Dentist Alvin Cooper has been practising at 4 Salisbury Rd in Richmond for twenty years. He has sold his practice to local dentist Steph Wills, who says that she feels honoured to have been entrusted with the care of Alvin’s patients. Alvin has been in the industry for almost 50 years. He graduated from Otago University in 1966 and then spent four years in the UK, where he met and married his wife Dianne. Returning to New Zealand he worked for 18 years in Westport, which he thoroughly enjoyed. “The West Coast community being how it is I mixed with all types, ending up with a broad spectrum of friends,” says Alvin. What many patients don’t know is that he was a keen runner and harrier and has completed seven marathons. He also had his private pilot’s license, which came in handy flying to Christchurch from the Coast to attend dental meetings and lectures. The professional isolation and difficulty in accessing continuing education eventually led to

Alvin leaving the West Coast for Nelson. Initially he worked with Andrew Meffan, before setting up by himself at 4 Salisbury Rd where he is today. Alvin is now looking forward to taking a back seat and having time to focus on his love of history and restoring and riding old motorbikes. He will continue to work one day a week at the Richmond practice. Steph Wills has thirty years experience in dentistry and owns a large practice in Motueka. She is looking forward to dividing her time between the two practices. Steph says that their philosophy is to perform dentistry to a high standard and to treat people in a manner in which they themselves would like to be treated. “I enjoy my job on a technical level but it is the people that make it. Alvin feels the same, we have a similar standard and expectations with regard to patient care. This move, we are sure, will work well for both of us and most importantly for the patients of the practice.” Business Update. Adv.


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Colourplus owners Trish Gray, John Gray, Nicola Gear and Kevin Gear are proud to be offering customers the best service from their newly merged store. Colourplus Richmond is the ultimate design destination, especially now that they have combined the resources and knowledge of both the Richmond and Nelson stores. The successful merger, completed just before Christmas last year, has meant the Nelson store and its staff have been picked up and relocated to Richmond, creating a bigger, brighter and better business for all their customers. By having all their resources under one roof, Colourplus can now run a more efficient operation. For customers that means having consultants present in every instance to handle enquiries surrounding home design, and when it comes to samples, Colourplus now have the largest collection across drapes, wallpaper and blinds in the Nelson Tasman region. During their merge, Colourplus are also proud to have taken on Luxaflex, the high end brand name in blinds. While the move means a physical presence in Nelson is no more, Colourplus are thrilled that a substantial number of Nelson homeowners have followed them to Richmond, taking advantage of their fantastic range in all things design and their unbeatable expertise. Colourplus are far more than a paint shop; they represent all aspects of colour, texture and style and are just as committed to the outcome of your home as you are. “We’re not just here for you to choose a can of paint; we want to be involved in your whole project, whether it’s one room, one cupboard or one house,” says owner, Kevin

Gear. “If you’re doing a new build, we can help co-ordinate all of your colours including your joinery, roof colour, tile colour, brick colour and exterior fittings.” When it comes to finishing and furnishing a new home, renovating, or refreshing a particular space, Colourplus are there for you right from the start. From the initial inquiry in store to the free in home consultation, every detail about your new room or home is discussed from floor to ceiling. If it’s a new kitchen or a new lounge you’re looking to create, consultants will work with you to choose every aspect whether they sell it or not, offering the exact same services that a paid interior designer would provide. “We listen closely to our customers and once we pick up that people are wanting to make extensive changes to their home, it’s really important for us to know all the information regarding furnishings, because all of those items have to go with the wallpaper and the drapes. We don’t choose for them, we’ll come up with options and they will make the final decision, but we are dedicated to creating an outcome that exceeds their expectations and the only way to do that is to be part of the whole process,” says Kevin. No matter what size project you may be undertaking, make sure you give Colourplus a call and take advantage of a free in home consultation with one of their brilliant colour consultants. Their professional ideas and range of products are guaranteed to create a stunning home.

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One of Colourplus’ talented colour consultants tening to their ideas and learning what they want. began her career in the world of fashion. Brought I visit the different homes and I enjoy transformup in Vanuatu, Trish Gray spent 10 years work- ing them and seeing their enjoyment at the end ing for Quinns in Christchurch’s Merivale but her when they see their room completed.” true passion is interior design, especially sharing Whether you have ideas of your own that you in the pleasure of seeing the outcome of a home want to develop, or you need some inspiration after collaborating with its owners. Trish is also from an experienced consultant, come in and the person to talk to about Colourplus’ new range discuss your project with Trish or Brenda today of home decor ware. Home decor often conjures for the ultimate design experience. up a number of ideas from the cheap and tacky to Trish and Brenda are also fully trained as Luxthe wildly expensive. What Colourplus offers is aflex consultants, the leading name in blinds in that special gift to yourself to really make a room New Zealand. Not only does Luxaflex offer beautiful fabrics and designs stand out. Their range of for their window fashproducts includes stylish, ions, their quality prodmodern designs in clocks, ucts means you only need vases and mirrors, and if to buy once. Up until the there is something in parend of April, Luxaflex are ticular you really want to offering 15 per cent off see hanging on your wall BUSINESS ACCOUNTING venetian blinds. Customor sitting on your coffee INNOVATION ESSENTIALS ers who choose Luxaflex table, Trish can source Building Your Success pportingSupporting Your Business are also able to take adexactly what you want. Building Your Success Your Business BUSINESS ACCOUNTING vantage of their five year Being on the buying comINNOVATION ESSENTIALS guarantee on all products. mittee for the group, Trish YOURSUCCESS.CO.NZ Made from 100 per cent attends a number of gift Let us help you realise yourBuilding dreams Your Success Supporting Your Business Colourplus are proud to have taken on polyresin, the blinds are fares, offering you a seof success and financial freedom. Luxaflex, the leading name in blinds. Let us help you realise your dreams resistant to heat, moisture lection of beautiful pieces ACCOUNTING ESSENTIALS &YOURSUCCESS.CO.NZ BUSINESS INNOVATION Montgomery Square, Nelson P +64 3 546 9871 of success and financial54freedom. and UV, which means no warping, chipping and that you can’t always find in retail stores. are divisions of Your Success Limited Let us help you realise your dreams While Trish specialises in consulting with cus- cracking. They’re an intelligent choice for kitchsuccess and financialColourplus freedom. Proudof to support tomers the city, Brenda Grant brings a love of ens, bathrooms and other demanding environG ESSENTIALS & BUSINESS INNOVATION 54 Montgomery Square, Nelson P +64 3 546in 9871 working in a rural setting. Living in Wakefield, ments and are available in a range of woodgrain, ACCOUNTING ESSENTIALS & BUSINESS INNOVATION Your Success Limited 54 Montgomery Square, Nelson P +64 3 546 9871 are divisions of Your Success Limited she caters to the increase in new builds and reno- white and neutral finishes with two slat widths – vations in the area. After gaining a diploma in the classic look of 50mm or the bolder statement interior design from Christchurch, Brenda began of 63mm. To see the full range of Luxaflex blinds, her career as a drape consultant, an industry she including the Qmotion automated screen, come has been in for most of her working life. “I really in and talk to the Colourplus team about their FOR YOUR HOME enjoy meeting the different types of people, lis- Luxaflex display.





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The Colourplus store now features the best range of samples across, paint, wallpaper, blinds and drapes. When you do purchase blinds and drapes from Colourplus, you can be sure their instalment into your home will be done professionally and with care, as it is always the owner of the business that completes the installation. In fact, with four hands-on owners, you are almost certain to be dealing with one of them at some point during your transactions with Colourplus. Professional application of their paint and wallpaper products is also important to the team at Colourplus, which is why they have a number of trusted tradesmen who they refer their customers too. These tradespeople understand the level of quality that is required for the outcome of a room and offer the same customer service Colourplus expect their customers to receive at all times. Everyone plays a part in maintaining the solid reputation that the locally owned and operated

business has earned over its 14 year history. “I have experience and expertise in certain areas which aren’t shared by the other staff which is in wood finishing. Trish’s skills lie in home decor which are also shared by Brenda. John is our installer and has seven years of experience in home installation and everything that goes with that; Justine is a whizz on wallpaper and has an incredible memory for it; Paula brings a different aspect to the business with practical and logical experience, and Nicola specialises in customer liaison, consultation and generating 3D designs for customers and manufacturers, showing them how a drape or blind will fit together,” says Kevin. Colourplus continues to offer the best in ultimate design solutions and, with a number of deals on their products in store,now is the time to come in, meet the team and introduce them to your much wanted renovation, new home or minor design project. They are always happy to come to your home and offer a free measure and quote. Like them on Facebook for a chance to win the monthly $50 home decor prize. Pop in and talk to the Colourplus team today. You’ll find their store at 4 McGlashen Ave, Richmond or give them a call on 544 6613 to arrange your free consultation.


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Preparations are well underway as Club Waimea gets set to host the Clubs New Zealand 2015 annual conference and annual general meeting this week. The conference is a prestigious event that Clubs New Zealand distributes carefully and it’s the first time Club Waimea has hosted the event after it was transferred to their premises. Even though they were required to play hosts at short notice, the efforts

to get the club in tip-top shape have been a success and they are now more than ready to look after the 230 delegates and other guests who will make up the conference party, says Club Waimea manager John Hewison. At the same time, Club Waimea will also be housing an expo on club-related equipment, from coffee machines to gaming machines, which will be on display for people to view. The expo gives manufacturers a chance to

Club Waimea, located at 345 Queen St, Richmond, will be hosting this year’s Clubs New Zealand annual conference and annual general meeting.

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are successful in offering the highest standard of hospitality to their guests. The event will be running from Thursday, March 19 until Saturday March 21. During that time Club Waimea will be a hive of activity. While the hall will become a designated area for conference attendees, the rest of Club Waimea’s facilities will be open at all times for members and visiting members. For those outside the club looking to be a part of the social activities, joining Club Waimea could be the best thing you ever did. While non-members are only allowed entry into Club Waimea as guests of a signed-up member, becoming part of the club is as simple as picking up and filling out a membership form from the Club Waimea office. Everyone is welcome to join and with so many facets to the club’s facilities, you will have plenty to keep you busy. Club Waimea is located at 345 Queen St in Richmond, or you can give the friendly office staff a call on 543 9179 for more information.



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H and H Concrete Ltd have been operating in the top half of the South Island since 1990 with owner and operator Steve Holmes basing his company’s business ethic on honesty and a high standard in workmanship; they’re also licensed building practitioners and registered members of the New Zealand Master Concrete Placers Association, of which Steve is a board member. H and H Concrete Ltd can do pretty much anything when it comes to concrete, from commercial projects to residential driveways, floors and retaining walls, which recently won them contractor of the year for 2014 for Jennian Homes. H and H Concrete are one of the longest serving companies in Nelson and now, with Steve’s son taking on part ownership of the business, a complete revamp of the businesses image has been undertaken. The H and H Concrete team, from the office to the front line are passionate about what they do and are committed to exceeding their customers’ expectations. Give them a call today on 544 9418.

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WEDNESDAY 18 March 2015


Red Cross to host forum in Nelson

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Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. Some of you reading this are so lost right now and all you read was You-Twit-Face. If that’s you, let me explain. It’s 2015! We live in an age that loves to use social media to share what we’re doing, what we’ve done, and what we wish we were doing instead. But why? Do you really need to Instagram what you’re eating for breakfast? Do I really need to watch your cat chase your dog into a glass door? Why do I feel the need to Snapchat my kid’s sleeping like a starfish? And why can’t we stop checking it, even when we go to the bathroom. (Yes, you can admit it, you know you do it, too!) We use social media to share what’s important to us and what we’re passionate about. This is why we love sharing awesome videos of mountain biking, pictures from our weekend and articles about our profession. But I ask the question again - why share at all? I think perhaps it’s because we have a deep desire and longing to be noticed and liked. When we send or post something we eagerly await to see how many followers or likes we can get. For example, do you find yourself feeling low and then snapping a selfie of you looking your best and then title it, ‘just woke up’ or ‘not feeling good’ today and then stand by and wait for

Red Cross is encouraging locals to learn more about the organisation and join up as a member or volunteer. The Tasman-Marlborough Area Council Annual Forum is being held this Saturday in Nelson and is the “perfect place” for people to learn more about its mission. That mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the

power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. Presentations at the forum will include a talk on women in war, humanitarian aid in emergency and conflict situations and during the forum there will be tours of one of the local disaster welfare support team’s vehicles. The forum will be held on 21 March from 9am to 3:30pm at NMIT, 322 Hardy St, Nelson.

the comments to role in? For the same reason, I believe it’s why we invest into looking at what others share because we feel the need to compare with others. We read stories, see pictures and watch videos of people who are having better holidays, whose kids are more behaved, homes are nicer, and jobs are better. The perception is that their lives are better too. Comparison is deadly and soul-destroying, because no matter how great life is compared to another person, we can always find someone who is perceived to be doing better. Imagine what your life would be like if you were completely content and had no need for that kind of attention. No need to compare or desire to be liked by others. The Bible actually talks about that kind of contentment. Being known and loved by God gives you the ability to have complete rest and peace in your heart in a restless and anxious culture because when compared to everything else, God is better. Prices include fitting, balancing & gst. Philippians 4:7 says, “the peace of God which • A good selection of mags is also available. surpasses all understanding will guard your Best Service hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. • Puncture repairs, second handprices tyres. Best You can spend your whole life trying to be • Good honest advice. someone you wish you were and get more than you wish you had, or you can accept Jesus’ love which is the foundation of all you’ll ever need. Ask Jesus to be your all. Then all you’ll ever need Proud to support the Nelson Motor Show will be in Jesus. PH: 544 7575 RICHMOND Don’t believe me? Pray and ask him - what’s 38 Oxford Street, Richmond there to lose? 38 Oxford Street, Richmond

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Waimea College athletes broke 16 records at the school’s track and field championships held at Saxton Field last week with runner Bridie Edwards and high jumpers setting six of the new marks. High jumpers Corbyn Robb (under-14), Phillip Jordan (under-15) and Megan Stack (under-16) all set records last Thursday clearing 1.57m, 1.63m and 1.60m respectively. Corbyn also broke the 200m record in the heats but was unable to run in the final after sustaining an injury. Bridie set records in the under-16 girls 800m and 1500m on Thursday before backing-up with her third record, in the 3000m, on Friday. She ran 2min 27sec in the 800m to break Kylie Wakelin’s record set in 1988 before running 4min 54sec in



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WEDNESDAY 18 March 2015


Rainbow Rage celebrates 20 years Simon Bloomberg

On Boxing Day in 1995, Mike Gane and Barry Chamberlain mountainbiked from St Arnaud through the old stock-driving route to Hanmer Springs. When they were sitting in the pub afterwards enjoying “the best pie and pint we’d ever had”, Mike says they agreed the ride would be “a bloody good idea for an event”. The following year, the “bloody good idea” became a reality when Mike organised the first Rainbow Rage mountainbike race from St Arnaud to Hanmer Springs. Sixty-six riders competed in the 106km race and although it was cold and wet with a bone-chilling head wind, the riders raved about it and entries increased dramatically to a peak of 1604 in 2001. Although numbers have fluctuated since then it still remains extremely popular with many riders notching up 10 or more Rainbow Rages and around 500 riders expected at this year’s 20th edition. “At the prizegiving last year, I asked riders who had done 10 or more Rainbow Rages to put up their hands and I was surprised

at how many there were,” Mike says. “We even had one rider, Ian Gabites, who had done it 15 times. “There’s also been quite a few families doing it together. Last year, the fastest woman, Olivia Miller, was racing against her father, Tim.” Of course there have always been some riders who have needed more of a challenge than simply riding 106 kilometres. Nelson’s world marathon mountainbike champion Tim Vincent rode a 1937 Swiss army bike weighing a hefty 20 kilograms in 2008, Wellington’s Ken Looi rode a unicycle in 2005 while multisport racers Richard and Elina Ussher completed a double Rainbow Rage in 2012 riding back to St Arnaud into a strong headwind just minutes after arriving at Hanmer Springs. Some of the country’s biggest cycling names have also lined up in the Rainbow Rage. Tim dominated the event from 2002 to 2006 while his Swiss wife, Sandy Kunz won the women’s race from 2004 to 2007. Multisport legend Nathan Fa’avae, who won the inaugural race, and Tour de France riders Jack Bauer and Nathan Dahlberg have also taken line honours.

Riders blast through one of the many fords on the Rainbow Rage last year. Saturday’s 20th Rainbow rage also promises to be fast and furious at the business end of the field with Tim Filmer, who set the record of 3 hours 26 minutes 18seconds in 2012 expected to line up against last year’s winner Henry Jaine and Nathan Fa’avae.

But the Rainbow Rage is not just about the speedsters. Above all, it is an adventure ride and that’s what Mike believes has made it one the country’s most iconic mountainbike events. “It’s not a race, it’s a ride,” Mike insists. “We called it a race the first year we did it but the next year we changed it to an adventure ride with the emphasis on participation and it took off. “It’s a ride that anyone, with a reasonable level of fitness, can do and I think most people just enjoy treating it as a personal challenge rather than a race.” As well as the personal challenge and amazing camaraderie that riders experience on their journey, Mike says the other big appeal is the spectacular and constantly changing scenery. Riders wind their way through pristine beech forests and climb into vast subalpine highcountry, over Island Saddle and alongside the Clarence River before ascending Jacks Pass and then plunging six kilometres and 620 vertical metres down to the finish at Hanmer Springs Domain. The Rainbow Rage will be held this Saturday starting at 9am.

Winning runner earns free entry for life Nelson runner Phil Costley completed a five-peat of the Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon winning the challenging race around the hills near Kaiteriteri in a fast 1hr 16min 5sec. And the bad news for his competitors is that Phil is likely to be back to defend his title after receiving a permanent free entry into the race as part of his prize for winning. Mapua’s Dave Keen

was second in 1hr 24min 47sec, Sam Coombes of Blenheim third in 1hr 29min 24sec and Nelson’s Stu Cottam fourth in 1hr 30min 1sec. Motueka’s Colette Read won the women’s half marathon in 1hr 39min 55sec. Waimea College year 10 student, Cameron Jones, won the 10km race in 37min 39 sec. Hannah Viner of England won

the women’s 10km in 38min 27min 2sec ahead of Nelson’s Robyn Deane who recorded 43min 3sec. Walk winners were Peter Hague and Elaine Lewellin in the half while the consistent Bevan Cook, who competed in the M70+ age group, and Lyn Smith strode to 10km titles. About 300 runners and walkers competed in the event.

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Around 200 intermediate students from seven Nelson, Stoke and Richmond schools competed in the annual Interschool Swimming Competition held at Nayland Pool last Friday. There was a very high standard of swimming at the meet with three records broken during the competition. Piper Riley from Waimea Intermediate School broke the only individual record of the day in the year seven girls 50m freestyle race, with a new time of 32.34sec, beating Ellie Rukuwai’s previous record of 32.45 set in 2009. Two more records were broken, this time in the relays with Waimea Intermediate School slashing the long stand-

ing year eight girls 4 x 50m freestyle record with a new time of 2min 12 sec. The previous record was set in 1998 by Nelson College for Girls Preparatory School. Nelson College for Boys Preparatory School also broke their own school’s previous record of 2min 10sec in the 3 x 50m medley relay with a new time of 2min 5.28sec. There were some outstanding individual performances at the swim meet with Bendi Kepess from Waimea Intermediate School winning the boys year eight grade A final of the butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke races. Ruby-Lou Stuart, also from Waimea Intermediate, won the year eight girls freestyle and butterfly races.

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Dancing sisters make ballet school For Richmond sisters Isabel and Georgia Norriss, ballet is not just an art, it is a passion and a way of life. Waimea College student Isabel, was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance as a classical major in the associates programme after auditioning in September last year. At 13, she attends four weekends of tuition throughout the year at the prestigious dance school in Wellington. The Associates Programme identifies ballet and contemporary dance students who have the talent for a career in dance and places are strictly limited. Isabel is in a class of 12 dancers from around the country, who are assessed regularly and can only progress to the next

level of the programme by invitation only. “It was really exciting to be accepted, dancing makes me feel happy and I really want to get into the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Royal Ballet in London one day,” says Isabel. Georgia, aged 11, has been dancing for six years and is as equally talented as her older sister. She was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance in the Scholars programme after auditioning in Wellington last December. The programme provides training for classical ballet students from the age of 10 with dancers from the lower North Island invited to attend. Under special circumstances, students from other regions are invited and Georgia

Ballet dancers, Isabel and Georgia Norriss who have been accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance Associates and Scholars programmes. Photo: Monique Bergman.

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monique@waimeaweekly.co.nz was approached to attend. Both sisters have been dancing for more than half of their young lives and study ballet at Nelson’s Rebecca Bignall Academy of Dance. They train seven days a week, which includes ballet classes, pilates, body conditioning, and strengthening and practicing routines. The talent doesn’t stop with the girls as their mother, Amanda, represented New Zealand in gymnastics and appreciates the high level of dedication required to com-

pete at top level. Both girls will also perform in front of international judges at the highly-regarded Alana Haines Australasian Awards, in Wellington at Easter. Isabel will be performing in the supreme A section and Georgia will be entering in the competition for the first time in the junior scholar section. Isabel reached the semi-finals at the last awards held two years ago and hopes to do better at this year’s awards. The dance event, which runs over four days, is the largest in Australasia with over 430 entries and over $300,000 worth of awards and international training scholarships from dance schools around the world on offer.

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Nelson swimmers make NZ team Nelson Waimea Gun Club results Four Nelson swimmers will represent New Zealand at the Australian Age championships in Sydney next month. Sam McKenzie, 15, Caitlin Delany,16, Thomas Heaton, 16, from the Tasman Swimming Club and Clara Foster, 15, from the Nelson South Club were confirmed in the 30 person squad last week. The Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Australia Age Championship will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from April 13 to 18. Caitlin will compete in the female 16 years 100m breaststroke, Thomas will race in the male 16 years 400m and 1500m freestyle, Sam has qualified for the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle and Clara will swim in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and 200 individual medley. Swimming coach, Andy Adair says his goal when he started coaching in Tas-

Garin College student Thomas Heaton is one of four Nelson swimmers selected to swim at the Australian Age championships in Sydney next month. man two and half years ago was to develop a national swimming programme. “I don’t think the Nelson-Tasman region has had a New Zealand representative swimmer for a very long time, it is really fantastic. It recognises the fact that they have worked very hard and these kids have listened and had faith in what I have asked them to do, and as result,

they are swimming fast. “There is loads of potential in this region. We just need the opportunity to mature and develop,” says Andy. Caitlin, who attends Waimea College, was excited to receive the email from selectors confirming her spot on the team. Her goal is to make the finals of the 100m breaststroke race and she is working hard with Andy on improving her stroke. “My aim was to make the qualifying time, which I did in Wellington back in January. It has been a long wait to find out whether I got into the team and I am pretty happy, it is my biggest achievement so far,” says Caitlin. Andy will also travel to Sydney as one of the New Zealand team coaches. “There is nothing better as a coach than being on the team too, it is always a thrill to get on the New Zealand team,” says Andy.

Nelson Waimea Gun Club results from the Compak Championships on March 8. 100 Compak Championship: HOA: Chris Scully 93. A Grade: 1st Dave Mack 89; 2nd Gerald Beattie 87; 3rd James Simpson 87. B Grade: 1st John Noakes 77; 2nd Pete Vandersar 71; 3rd Graeme Wilkes 63. C Grade: 1st Nick Thorpe 74; 2nd Darryl McLean 72; 3rd Kevin Hartshorne 71. 100 Single Rise and 25 Pair Double Rise Combined ex 150. HOA: Grant Crosbie 137. A Grade: 1st Murray Shepperd 132 ; 2nd Wesley Oldham 129. B Grade: 1st Al Dalley 127; 2nd Murray Tait 114. C Grade: 1st Derek Austin 127; 2nd Barry Tait 120; 3rd Isabel Simpson 113. Next Shoot: 12 April 80 target Duck Shoot. Office open from 8.30 to take entries, shooting to start 9am sharp, cash or cheque no EFTPOS; morning tea and lunch available Contact nelsonwaimeagunclub@yahoo. co.nz; Jacqui Oldham, secretary on 547 8473.

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Waimea College Girls Volleyball Waimea College’s national volleyball champions are aiming to go back-to-back when they head to the national schools championships this week. Last year the Waimea College girls A team won the national title and with a strong core of last year’s squad heading back this year, there’s confidence they can remain best in the country. Four new players from last year’s B team and a fifth player who transferred to Waimea College have filled the void of last year’s stars and coach Josh Ovsenek says they’re determined to do well, but they have some stiff competition vying

for their crown. “We’re usually a top eight squad and I think this year’s nationals are going to be even tougher. The competition will be even stronger and having won it last year, people will be out to play their best game against us,” he says. The team won the recent Tasman Champs last weekend, a positive step for the team, says Josh, although preparations also took on the form of a team bonding session at the Nelson Fire Station. “It’s been our third or fourth time training at the station and each time the team there really put the girls through good team building ex-

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ercises, to see where we’ll be and how we can cope with different stress and pressure and things like that. We’ve found that every year it’s been a big help bringing the girls together and it actually shows them what they can do if they work together as a team,” Josh But it isn’t just the A team hoping for glory, the Waimea College girls B team won their division last year as well and expectations are high for them to also do a repeat. The team hasn’t seen major changes to players since last year so their familiarity and the work they did together during

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Feedback sought – Rural land use and subdivision policy review

Proposed Road Closures to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

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. 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

In accordance with the Transport (Vehicle Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the public is advised that the following roads are proposed to be closed to ordinary vehicles for the periods and times indicated below.

The rates rebate deadline for 2014-2015 rating year is quickly approaching. Applications MUST be in before 30 June 2015 to be accepted. The Rates Rebate Scheme operates under the Rates Rebate Act 1973. The purpose of the Scheme is to provide a subsidy to low income home owners on the cost of their rates. The maximum rebated for this rating year is $605. Forms are held in each of the Council’s offices. These have a Rates Rebate Income Eligibility Table on the front. The property you are applying for must be your principal place of residence. You cannot claim a rates rebate for the rates payable on a property that is used principally for business, farming, commercial or industrial purposes, or a home that is not your usual place of residence. To check your eligibility and download a rates rebate form please go to our website www.tasman.govt.nz/property/rates/rates-rebate

Community Notices Long Term Plan Community Meeting Rotoiti District Community Council meeting regarding the Long Term Plan 2015–2025. Community Hall, St Arnaud, 7.00 pm, 27 March 2015.

Moutere Hills Cemetery – Appointment of Trustee In-line with the provisions of section 2A(2) of the Burial and Cemetery Act 1964 notice is hereby given that Mr. Keith R. J. Best has been appointed as a Trustee of the Moutere Hills Cemetery to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. D. Gerrish. Dated 18 February 2015. Community Services Manager, Tasman District Council.

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 Corporate Services Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 19 March 2015, 9.30 am. Public forum Audit Subcommittee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 19 March 2015, 1.30 pm or at conclusion of Corporate Services Committee. No public forum Community Development Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 26 March 2015, 9.30 am. Public forum Tasman Regional Transport Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Friday 27 March 2015, 9.30 am. No public forum Creative Communities Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka, Wednesday 8 April 2015, 9.30 am. No public forum Engineering Services Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 9 April 2015, 9.30 am. Public forum

424 Rosedale Road to 749 Rosedale Road, Upper Moutere. 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, Saturday 29 March 2015. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection before Friday 20 March 2015 to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond.

National Advanced Drivers School – Driver Training Marchwood Park Road from entrance at Queen Victoria Street. 10.00 am to 11.00 am, 11.45 am to 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm. Tuesday 31 March, Wednesday 1 April, Thursday 2 April 2015. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection before Friday 20 March 2015 to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond.

Nelson Drag Racing Association – Drag Racing Event Queen Victoria Street, Motueka from King Edward Street to Green Lane. 7.30 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday 4 April 2015. If the weather is inclement, the event will be held on Sunday 5 April 2015. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection before Friday 20 March 2015 to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond.

Nelson Car Club Inc – Rally Sprint Tadmor-Glenhope Road, from 4.3km north of the intersection with Kohatu-Kawatiri Highway (State Highway 6) to 2.7km south of the intersection with Tui Road and Kereru Road. 9.30 am to 7.00 pm, Sunday 26 April 2015. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection before Friday 10 April 2015 to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond.

Road Closures to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic In accordance with the Transport (Vehicle Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the public is advised that the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicles for the periods and times indicated below.

Tasman District Council – Stopping Distance Demonstrations Wednesday 18 March 2015 Grey Street, Motueka, 9.10 am–12.15 pm (from its intersection with Whakawera Street to number 24 Grey Street) School Road, Lower Moutere, 1.15 pm–2.45 pm (from its intersection with Main Road Lower Moutere to number 37 School Road) Woodland Avenue, Motueka, 6.00 pm–7.30 pm (from number 58 Woodland Avenue to the end of the road) Thursday 19 March 2015 Greenhill Road, Ngatimoti, 9.00 am–11.30 am (from its intersection with Motueka Valley Highway to number 22 Greenhill Road) Goddard Road, Tasman, 1.30 pm–2.55 pm (from number 5 to number 33 Goddard Road) Friday 20 March 2015 Church Street, Richmond, 9.05 am–12.15 pm (from its intersection with Gladstone Road (SH6) to its intersection with Dorset Street) Herbert Street, Richmond, 1.35 pm–3.00 pm (For the length of the road) Please note: • Vehicles will be allowed into and out of the area under controlled conditions at certain times. • No roadside parking will be allowed during the road closure. • Emergency services will be notified and allowed access. • If you need to exit your driveway during the closure period please seek assistance from a steward (who will be wearing a hi-vis vest) before exiting. This is for your own safety.

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NELSON TRAMPING CLUB invites you: Mar 22, Beebys Knob, medium, $16, ph: Sue 544 9599; Mar 29, Boulder Bank, easy, $2, ph: Lou 547 7727. Details www. http://nelsontrampingclub.org.nz Richmond Lions, Next bi-monthly meeting of Lions is on Apr. 7 at Age Concern building Oxford St. Richmond. 6.00pm for 6.30pm meal. New members warmly welcome! Contact Alex on 544 2639 or for the Wakefield area Ivan on 541 9689. Forest & Bird with OSNZ Sat. Mar. 21 Dr Pavel Tomkovich from Moscow will talk on ‘Waders of Siberia revisited’. 7 pm Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai St. FRESH FOCUS Gerrit van der Lingen speaking about “The Energy Revolution”. Monday, 23 Mar., 10-11 am, at Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Dr. Everyone welcome. Entry $2. ASTRONOMY View the Moon & other celestial objects on Fri 27 Mar 8 pm weather permitting at the Cawthron Atkinson Observatory at the Clifton Terrace School Atawhai. All welcome. Gold coin entry. STOKE PLAYCENTRE Nau mai, haere mai! Children birth to 6 years of age, & whānau, are welcome to join us for a fun, learning experience. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am – midday (First three visits are free!) Stoke Playcentre is the newest Playcentre in the Nelson Association. We are located beside Stoke School on Ranui St. Ph:- 03-5477299 Free financial seminars at Richmond Library. Learn about retirement planning. Choose the lifestyle you want for your retirement & make a plan for getting there with Lisa Dyer of Nelson Budget Service. Tuesday 24 Mar. 12.10-1 pm. Bring your lunch or grab a coffee & a snack from the Library Cafe.

Playgroup Richmond Plunket Oxford St. Mon.s (term time) 9.30am to 11.30am morning tea provided Contact Angela 0274441546. Free Kiwisaver seminar - Learn about joining Kiwisaver, its features, benefits & the value of investment advice with Trisha Edmonds of ANZ. Wed. 18 Mar. 1.102.00pm at Richmond Library. Holiday Care for the Under Fives. Nelson tasman Kindergarten 8.30am 2.30pm, 7 Apr. to 16 Apr. 2015. Open to all 3-4 year olds. Richmond, Nelson & Motueka venues. See www.ntk.org.nz. Seniornet Nelson meet on 18 Mar. 2 pm at 11 Hastings St Nelson. Grant Sideway from Seniornet Federation is the guest speaker. E’beth McKendry will run through the website & answer questions. All welcome. Contact Chris fountain 548 4866. Car Boot Sale & Market, Sat 21 Mar. 9am-1200 Henley Kindergarten 11a Gilbert St Rmd.. Sites $10 set up from 7.30am. No bookings needed. Also Bouncy Castles, Baking, Coffee, BBQ, face painting & White Elephant Stall. Alzheimers Nelson For people living with Memory loss & Dementia Advice, Information & support ARE AVAILABLE . Ph: 5467702 or 0800 004 001 Messages cleared regularly. AN URBAN GARDEN is being developed. It’s an ongoing project to show what can be done in your backyard. Come help create it.Every Wednesday 9.30-12.30. Much fun & learning to be had. Apple MacIntosh User Group Mar. meeting Wedn. 18, 7pm Richmd Library. Visitors welcome. Topics: Time Machine & Download & Install Apps. Call www.nbmug.org.nz Boundaries for woman start 19 Mar.. This

group will empower you to take control of your life in every area. For more info ph 0274435507, Sharyn TOP OF THE SOUTH MORRIS MINOR CLUB Sun. 22 Mar. meeting at Icon Sculpture Park 1.30pm. Interested in joining us. Ph Julie or John 5473316 by Thurs, 19 Mar. Toilet Training - Nelson Parents Centre. 25 Mar. 7pm. Get information, tips & tricks on toilet training your preschooler. Contact Mel 5474677 or 02102954514 for info or to register for these classes.. FOSTER Parents Change Lives & Communities. Child, Youth & Family are offering free training for foster parents & caregivers in Nelson. Dates: Mar. 19, Mar. 26 & Apr. 2. Time 6-9pm. Contact Heather 03 989 4200 or heather.couper002@cyf.govt.nz for further info. Get MONEY Smart - Want to save money or SLASH debt in 2015 for FREE? Register for our weekly evening class held in Nelson, Motueka or Blenheim. Bonus - NO FEES!! Call Pip 03 547 6138 or Register at www. barbicantc.com for info session next week. Nelson/Tasman Endometriosis Network celebrates International Endometriosis Mar. Awareness with Guest Speakers discussing Endometriosis with respect to treatment, fertility & pelvic physiotherapy. Join us Sat. 21 Mar. 10-11.30am at Contour Roofing, 41 Venice Place, Stoke. Gold Coin donation See www.nzendo.org for more detailsorPh:Helen5441724 RED PUPPY APPEAL Volunteers needed for an easy 2 hours of collecting for the Blind Foundation at tables at shops in Nelson & Richmond on Fri 27 & Sat 28 Mar.. Please contact Carl Horn at 539-1108. SINGING WORKSHOP: Brush up your vocal skills & learn an a cappella arrangement of The Beach Boys’ song “In My Room”. 7-9pm over three Thursday

evenings, until 26 Mar.. Early registration is $40 ($20 for students). New friends & laughter free of charge. Ph: Jenny, 547 4354 or www.nelsonharmony.org.nz. Playgroup: Sallies Play Cafe Richmond held at The Salvation Army, 57 Oxford St Fridays 9.30am - 11.30am (term time). 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 REGULAR EVENTS 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 & experience the buzz of singing 4-part a cappella harmony. For details contact Jenny on 547 4354 or visit www. nelsonharmony.org.nz Better Breathing Classes (BBC) including hydrotherapy pool held regularly. Light exercise with a focus on breathing & relaxation. Ph: Nelson Asthma Society 546 7675 for more information & classes near you. TOASTMASTERS Improve your social confidence. Learn the art & skills of public speaking. There are 4 Toastmasters Clubs in Nelson&Motueka. For info contact June at 022-018-0853 or neatjun@yahoo.co.nz. ALLIANCE FRANCAISE Join us on Fridays, 4:00-5:45 pm at La Gourmandise, 276 Hardy St., for informal French conversation. All welcome whatever your level of French. See www.af-nelson-tasman.org.nz Richmond Creative Fibre - meetings at Birch Hall, Richmond showgrounds, 9.30am on 2nd & 4th Thursday for Spinning, 3rd Thursday for Felting/weaving.

New members welcome, bring your lunch. Contact Mary 547 2611 Join POWERtalk Waimea to gain confidence,improve your speaking skills & learn proper meeting procedure. Meetings Wed.s, 1st & 3rd Wed.s at Annesbrook, 7-9 pm. Ph: Helen 5483893 or Nissa 5419747. Website: www.powertalknelson1.wordpress.com Mum4Mum Breastfeeding support meets the last Wed. of every month 10am at the Ecomoon Collective Building, 120 Bridge St, Nelson. All welcome. Ph Social Cards ‘500’ & Euchre. Senior Citizens Rooms Oxford St Rmd. Tues & Thursdays 1.30-4pm. $2 includes afternoon tea. Allwelsome. Contact Kath 5445563. Kath.dick@xtra.co.nz GIVE IT A GO! New programme Sport Tasman once a week on Wed 10am Entry level activities different activity each week all welcome $5 contact Sarah at sarah.h@sporttasman.org.nz or Ph. 9232313 for more info. Richmond Park Sunday Market, At the Showground’s Every Sunday 10am – 2.00pm Crafts, Produce, plants, small goods. Richmond Waimea Toy Library: Come & look at our extensive range of toys. Open Tues 9.30-11.30am, Thurs 6.30-8.00pm & Sat 9.30-12.30pm. Yellow building beside the tennis courts at Jubilee Park. Ph 0276826217 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. Help new refugees & migrants to the Nelson-Tasman area learn English for an hour or so a week. Training & support provided. Next volunteer training course starts 10th March. English Language Partners 539 4848 ali.morton@englishlanguage.org.nz

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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 027 650 5605

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