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Body in burning car a mystery Police are still unsure who the female body parts that were found in a burning car belong to. On Sunday afternoon, police and the fire service were called to a burning grey Nissan Sunny down a bank on the Whangamoas. Parts of a body were found in the car. Police, Urban Search and Rescue, the Fire Service and a private crane operator hauled the car up the bank yesterday afternoon with a four tonne crane. Forensic scientists were at the scene to determine whether it should be treated as a homicide but no details were available when Nelson Weekly went to print. The incident was first reported by Nelson Live on Sunday. Nelson fire officer Craig Davies says the car went about 30 metres down the cliff and the suspicious fire “was intense”. Detective Senior Sergeant Ciaran Sloan says police were dealing with a difficult and dangerous location. “Our priorities are to keep the peo-

Fire fighters at the scene of the burnt car on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Jacob Chandler. ple working at the scene safe and to protect the integrity of the vehicle and the evidence inside,” he said before the car was pulled up. He says a more detailed examination of the vehicle would then be undertaken at a safer location. Police are making a range of inquiries to help establish who the deceased person is and the sequence of events that led to the car fire. They say they’d like to speak with anyone who may have seen a 1995


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Those with an IQ “taller than average” took their chances at getting into Mensa as they attended a testing session on Saturday. Mensa is open to anybody who scores in the top two percent in a fluid intelligence test. Judith Tuckwell, testing coordinator for Nelson, says she always noticed she had to “edit” her conversations heavily be-

fore joining Mensa in the late 1960s. “When I joined Mensa I discovered that, when I am enthusiastic about something, I can overwhelm other people. When I was actually in a Mensa group I suddenly realised that I could say exactly what I liked and I would get a response that I had only dreamt of getting before. It’s a bit like a horse being let out of a stable going for a gallop, and I can just go for it.” Judith, now in her 70s, was the

27th Mensan in New Zealand. She started a social group in the Hawkes Bay before moving to Nelson. “That is what I’d like to create in Nelson. I’d love to have a mixed group. Mixed ages, mixed interests and the delight of the conversations.” There are around 400 Mensans in New Zealand but only two known in Nelson.


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known in Nelson. There is no requirement to join Mensa other than scoring in the top two percent of an IQ test. Darren Stevenson is the second Nelson member, joining nine years ago in his 30s. He says there were around 20 members in the city at the time. “I joined after Testina-

tion, a TV series about IQ. I realised I was a bit smarter than I thought I was, so then I did the Mensa test. For me, you can walk into a room and you’re accepted. It’s such a wide spectrum of people who have language skills, music skills, a whole range of things.” For more information see www. or contact Judith on 0210 4036 7998.

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POACHERS: Police are investigating the discovery of two cattle carcasses on a forestry track in the Dovedale area. The bodies of two Friesiancross yearlings were found after the weekend on the north side of Jacob’s Ladder on the Thorpe-Orinoco Rd.

BUSINESS TO PROMOTE CONCERTS: A new business venture has been launched in the hope of bringing live international music acts to Nelson. Showcase Nelson was originated by Nelson business consultant Stu Allan, who proposed an annual event, commencing in February 2016. Suggested music artists include Annie Lennox, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry and Simply Red.

SNOW: Snow is already falling at Rainbow Ski Area with 10cm at the top of the hill, and marketing and events coordinator Georgie Tudor-Jones says it’s sticking around. “Last year, we had no snow in April and only a little bit in May, so it is a definite good

MOULDY PEACHES: A Nelson mother was “disgusted” to find a can of peaches that her daughter opened for dessert were so mouldy it was just a green mess. Kayla Heath says the can was purchased just weeks earlier and did not have an expiry date printed on it.


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Getting the doors to the refurbished Trafalgar Centre open by the February 2016 deadline will be the “single biggest challenge” for newly-appointed contractor, Gibbons Construction. Gibbons, along with Downer, have been awarded the contract to bring the city’s major events centre up to standard, after it was closed in late 2013. Gibbons’ chief operations officer, Shane Trench, says he’s pleased they’ve been appointed

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Woman run over on courtesy crossing Simon Bloomberg

Another frightening accident on one of Queen Street’s courtesy crossings has again raised concerns about the safety of the crossings, with a nearby retailer saying it’s only a matter of time before a pedestrian is seriously injured. Richmond’s Tracy Mahon suffered a broken ankle when she was hit and run over by a car on the courtesy crossing near Sundial Square on April 23. It was the second serious incident on the crossing in the last three years after a 10-year-old schoolboy was hit and pinned underneath a car in September 2012. “I was three-quarters of the way across the crossing and the car hit me in the hip and knocked me backwards,” Tracy, who works at the ANZ Bank, says. “I tried to get up but my foot was trapped under the wheel. “I was screaming really loud but I don’t think the driver heard me - he was an old guy and I think he was in shock. Then, after what seemed like forever, he drove forward, but he did it suddenly and the tyre jerked my foot. “I didn’t hear anything crack Tracy Mahon with the shoe she was wearing when because I was screaming so she was hit by a car on Queen St in Richmond. loudly, but I knew it was broken. Photo: Simon Bloomberg. I’m a bit claustrophobic too so it

was really scary being trapped I’m still seeing visions of it now.” Tracy uses the crossing daily as she walks to work, and usually goes home for lunch and says she has always had concerns about its safety. She says many drivers and pedestrians are uncertain about the rules relating to courtesy crossings and that creates confusion, increasing the risk of accidents. “The courtesy crossings might have been okay 10 or 15 years ago, but Richmond has got so big. There are so many cars and people on Queen St now they need to make the crossings safer.” The New Zealand Road Code states that drivers and pedestrians using courtesy crossings should treat each other with polite, respectful consideration. However, it makes it clear that “drivers are not obliged to stop at courtesy crossings” and says pedestrians need to cross them carefully. Warren Ludemann, who owns Made For Men directly opposite the crossing, says it is the second accident he has seen there and something needs to be done to make it safer. He says courtesy crossings are confusing and there needs to be signage erected to make it clear that pedestrians have to give way to traffic.


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New store for Kaiteri Southern Link study prompts Rocks Rd deadline extension Holiday makers will be able to enjoy brand new facilities next summer with stage two of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve redevelopment underway. Stage two of the redevelopment has commenced with the old store being demolished. “Over the years, the board has looked at health and safety issues as well as the experience of coming to Kaiteriteri, along with the use of the land and assets, and decided to redevelop. “We hope that people will enjoy it more and the changes will tidy up the flow of traffic and bring people together in one central area,” says Chris

The Kaiteriteri store has been demolished with the new store now being built. Hawkes, chairman of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board. The land for the new Kaiteriteri store has been dug out and filled, making way for the foundations to be laid. The plans involve a new general store located on a similar footprint to the old store with around eight motel units above.

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Organiser Marcia Higgs invites families to enjoy the fun and educational Littlies Day Out and Parenting Fair on Saturday. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

Littlies day out at Victory The Littlies Day out and Parenting Fair isn’t just about having fun, orgainsers hope it will help strengthen relationships within the community. The event is all about linking parents and caregivers of under fives with organisations and services that will benefit the wellbeing of all families. “It’s a fun day, it’s an educational day, it’s a chance to network, chance to ask questions, and it’s a chance to know who’s out there working in your community, because often people feel isolated

and they don’t always know who to contact,” says organiser Marcia Higgs. The day out will feature 27 organisations, plus a number of activities for children and adults. Entertainment from Kath Bee, Fairy Lou and Frozen’s Elsa will also make for a great day out, along with some good food. Organisers invite people to give a gold coin donation to the event, which will be held on Saturday 9 from 11am until 3pm at the Victory Community Centre. Don’t be put off by the weather, the event will still run rain or shine.

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No compensation for nuclear bomb ‘guinea pigs’

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Neil Balloch was “lucky”. He was given darkened glasses to wear when the nuclear bomb went off. Others had to watch it with just their hands over their eyes, seeing the bones in their hands light up like an x-ray machine. But that was where Neil’s supposed luck ended. Neil – who lives in Atawhai – was one of 570 New Zealanders who witnessed the British nuclear testing at Christmas Island in the Pacific in the late 1950s. The ship he was on, the HMNZS Rotoiti, was stationed just 25 miles away from “ground zero”, letting off weather balloons. They saw the bomb dropped and sailed through the radiation zone as acid rain fell on them. Later, they sat on the beach of Christmas Island drinking beer and catching and eating fish from the radiation zone. He says, at the time he’d never heard the word “nuclear” and they had no idea of the side-effects of radiation. “We had no idea, when the bomb went off it was just a sense of wonder. Look at this amazing thing, fancy seeing something like that? We never thought it would be more than that.” Six decades on, Neil is one of about 60 Kiwis still alive who witnessed the bomb testing. Many died of various cancers and Neil himself has many medical issues, including cancer. His first wife struggled to give birth, and when she did her children and grandchildren have suffered varying degrees of birth defects, including a

Atawhai man Neil Balloch with a photo of the nuclear explosion he witnessed when he was in the Navy during the 1950s. Photo: Andrew Board. grandson born with a severe case of cleftpallet. “He had no mouth,” explains Neil. “From the bottom of his nose to his chin was a hole. It took 14 surgeries to fix him.” For three decades the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans Association (NZNTVA) has fought for compensation for the veterans and also for the “innocent offspring”. A study by Massey University showed that the chromosomes of veterans at the testing have been “fragmented”, leading to longlasting effects for “generations”. The study found that the chromosome damage in veterans at the testing was three times that of the normal population and on par with the Chernobyl clean-up workers.

The UK’s Daily Mirror newspaper reported that a British study showed that the wives of servicemen at the testing had three times the rate of miscarriage, children are five times more likely to die as infants, babies are three times more likely to be stillborn, veterans’ grandchildren are eight times more likely to have birth defects and are twice as likely to get childhood cancer. They reported that the problems are likely to last at least 500 years, or 20 generations. Veterans in the UK have attempted to sue the government for compensation, but have so far been declined the right to go to court. However, a decision last week by a UK coroner delivered an open verdict

on two nuclear test veterans saying they died of radiation-linked illness, which veterans, hope could open the door to compensation. The New Zealand government has never officially recognised that the veterans involved in Operation Grapple were exposed to radiation, nor offered any compensation. Last year, members of the NZNTVA met with then-veterans affairs minister, Michael Woodhouse, with two items on the agenda. To get the government to officially recognise that veterans were irradiated and for the government to make a public statement to that effect, and for the off-spring of veterans to be researched to establish if they are suffering genetic damage as a consequence of their father or grandfather's exposure to radiation. Both requests were declined. Neil says he feels sick when thinking back to what they witnessed. “It all makes me very angry. We were guinea pigs. After the bomb, they said radiation had been detected on our ship and we were told to turn on these sprinklers and hose the ship down. But the sprinklers didn’t work because they had been rushed in and they didn’t really have the fresh water to use them, all the fresh water was used to power the ship because it was a steam engine." Neil says he wants the government to acknowledge the radiation they suffered and to pay compensation, "not for me but for my children and grandchildren, that's what makes me really irate."



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‘Smiley Cindy’ cheers up drivers

Drivers often get frustrated when they are delayed by road works, but Higgins Contracting’s super-cheerful stop-go girl Cindy Thompson is doing her best to change all that. For the last three weeks, Cindy has been helping traffic flow at the road works at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Aniseed Valley and Edens roads. The road has been reduced to one lane while the intersection is being widened to make it safer and the stop-go team have been busy keeping the traffic moving. But instead of becoming annoyed at the delays, many of the drivers are enjoying interacting with the smiley Cindy. Burly trucks drivers can be seen laughing and car drivers tooting as Cindy waves, signals and dances her way through the day. “You have to be very aware of the traffic in this job but I also like to interact with the drivers,” Cindy says. “I have lots of people who smile and say ‘you have made my day’ - I feel I have done my job if I can make one person smile.” Cindy says she loves her job and, despite the theatrical signals and amusing dance moves,

takes it seriously. After making “the bad decision to leave school at 15” and spent a few years working in factories, she is also enjoying being outdoors. “When I did the training for this job with Allied Work Force they said you have to smile and be happy because you are the face of the company,” she says. “I guess I just take that a little further than most,” she says. Cindy is also cheering up her workmates who admit they are enjoying her antics as much as the drivers. “Nobody likes being stuck in traffic so it’s nice that Cindy can brighten up their day,” says Higgins’ surfacing foreman Alan Hosking. The road works are expected to be completed by the end of this week.

Cindy Thompson is helping cheer up frustrated drivers waiting at the road works on State Highway 6 in Hope. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

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If you live in the Nelson region, there's a pretty good chance that Wayne Eggers has had something to do with the timber used to build your house. Wayne retired last week after more than 40 years in the timber trade in Nelson, and it's fair to say he has probably seen more posts, poles and timber loaded up on trucks and dispatched to building sites than anyone else. And, after starting off logging trees for WE Wilkes in 1973 and ending his career as trade sales manager for Placemakers Saxton Rd branch, he has also been involved in every stage of the timber industry. "I started off in banking and then went off on my OE," Wayne says. "It wasn't until I came back that I went into forestry, logging post wood and poles for WE Wilkes Appleby plant. "Then Odlins bought out Wilkes and the forestry and sawmill manager Royce Seymour retired, so I took over his job. There was quite a bit to it - managing Odlins forests and logging crews, and log buying and exporting. "But then Winstones bought out Odlins and sold off all the forests, so I became

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The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is a qualification which opens doors around the world. It is seen as the standard in English Language Teaching and the minimum requirement for teaching jobs throughout the world. The course attracts a wide range of people, from recent university graduates to people looking for a career change. One recent CCEL graduate, Naomi Victor, reports “Doing the CELTA course was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The CELTA was a demanding and challenging course. I chose to do it because people who The Nelson Training Centre have done it have remarked has been offering students a at how much confidence it pathway to employment in the leaves you with to teach a local hospitality industry for class on your own. CCEL 27 years. Free courses, covtutors are really helpful and ering food preparation, reswill happily go out of their Jaeho Lee (Korea), Alan Lacerda Tavares (Brazil), Naomi taurant and cafe skills, workway to assist you, but also place experience and learning Victor (NZ) and Yu-Yuan Lin (Taiwan), studying towards allow you to become more skills, are complemented by their Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. independent. The highlight the students own enthusiasm of this course was the teamto succeed, and results in them gain- employer. They are now taking enrol- work that our class had. Working with ing a National Certificate in Hospital- ments for 20th July and 12th October my classmates and learning from each ity Entry Skills Level 2 or NCEA Level intakes. Contact them on 546 7636 to other made for a pleasant journey to2-Vocational Pathways-Service Sector, check if you are eligible for this free wards becoming a teacher!” although it is also important for the training.


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Finding space on gallery walls can be tough for any artist, but for the first time in its history the Art@203 collective is putting out the call for new artists to come and exhibit on their walls. Art@203 has been going for more than seven years. It started with five artists and has had as many as 11, but is now back down to seven. Founding artist Bob Roderique says many artists have come and gone over the years depending on their work at the time, and he’s keen for a few more to come forward and help keep the variety of the collective alive. “We’ve had people come, go and come back again. It’s a very nurturing environment and we all learn off each other.” Sheree Phyn just joined the collective a month ago and says she’s excited to be a part of it. “It’s wonderful to see the balance of work here. It’s quite complementary, yet we are all very different. It’s a great atmosphere, everyone is so welcoming.” The gallery is above the

Current members of the Art@203 Collective, from left; Francie Heathfield, Florence Berthold, Lyn Broughton, Bob Roderique and Sheree Phyn. Photo: Andrew Board. Unichem Pharmacy on Trafalgar St and is open seven days a week. Bob says while they do have regular local shoppers, tourists make up about twothirds of their sales. “We have paintings all over the world, Italy, England, Australia and more.” Artists who are a part of the collective pay a monthly fee and must do a few days a month working in the gallery. Ten per cent of each sale also goes to the collective for general maintenance. Bob says the gallery is popular because the work is of a high

standard and not overpriced. “We keep our prices low, down to Nelson prices for sunshine wages.” Sheree says being a part of a gallery that sells your work is a great experience. “It’s good because you often get to meet the person who bought your art and you are able to keep your connection with the work. It can be a bit like giving up your baby.” Anyone interested in becoming part of the collective can email the group on 203art@ or just pop in and see them.

Campers nearly all sold "The first shipment has now been sold and the available stock for September is running out quickly” says Pete Stukenberg from Richmond Cars and Commercials. For nearly two months he has been the new South Island dealer for the range of Auto Trail campervans. Built on the high performance chassis of the new Fiat Diesel they are assembled and built in England. An impressive 150 hp and six speed sequential auto means you will no longer be holding up the traffic uphill as you tour New Zealand. “They are changing the face of motorhomes in New Zealand,” says Pete. “These sell for only $130,000 plus on road and yet I still see 2010 campers second hand selling for $145,000 so that makes these a real bargain. And it’s all the latest technology and upgrades." And a number of locals agree as Pete’s first shipment are now all sold.

The new range of Auto trail campervans that have proven to be extremely popular here in Nelson. “I would seriously urge anyone considering buying one of these to come in and talk to us soon as. We are now placing our orders for September/October delivery and at the rate they are selling we will run out of stock.” Pete reckons that the designers and builders have really got it right with these campers and the public are responding well. “It just makes sense when you

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Families in Business Get your selfie sorted & win.

Family businesses have a subtle kind of magic that is difficult to pinpoint. But when you meet Susa Guhl, Principal & Owner of Ray White Nelson, and her daughter, Ana Fierek, the magic is easy to see. Having worked together for over 3 years, Susa Guhl Partners is a unique partnership founded on heart, trust and relationships. Ana’s role is client care manager, a position that demands a diverse range of skills and expertise. Susa says building and nurturing strong relationships are the foundation of success - and this philosophy runs through every vein of the business. Win A Pamper Package For Mother’s Day! Ana and Susa have teamed up with Paulette & Melanie from Caci Nelson, and Carolyne & Yvette from Ivy Flower Art, to bring you a very special Mother’s Day Pamper Package, featuring 30 minute Murad Hydrating Facials for two at Caci Nelson, high tea for two people at Melrose House and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Ivy Flower Art. To enter, take a ‘selfie’ of you and your mum, and post it to your Facebook page using the hashtag #susaselfie - for more details go to susaguhlpartners. Bridgette Pretty, Director Pretty Accounting Ltd, was called a “trailblazer” in the Certified Practising Accountant global InPractice magazine after setting up one of the first New Zealand CPA branded public practices. Bridgette says she wouldn’t use this wording for herself but has heard it used about her parent’s Pat and Christine Pretty and grandparents Jack and Pearl Pretty. Both sets of family members are well known in Nelson. Between them they were in the hospitality industry for a combined 60 years, 10 of which Bridgette worked with her parents. “I have inherited hard working genes,” she says; genes that have given her an unreserved respect for people, a great sense of humour and a zest for life. When she established her accountancy practice two years ago, Bridgette chose the name “Pretty Accounting” as a nod to her heritage. Bridgette’s mother Christine is practice manager which is quite a role reversal for the pair. The practice, located in Old St John’s Church Hall in Nelson and with a Motueka base is non-corporate and friendly, complementing Bridgette and Christine’s warm engaging personalities and personalised, plain speaking approach to accountancy. Contact Bridgette today for professional advice and services to support your business. Husband and wife team, Jason and Colleen Wastney, are proud to offer their customers a problem solving service. While Para Rubber specialises in rubber and foam, which can be cut to any size you require, it’s also the place to go if you need an ‘outside the box’ solution to any number of problems. Jason and Colleen Wastney From tubing, tips, plugs, weather strips and seals and vehicle trims, the majority of the products they sell aren’t used for the application they’re designed for, but can be just what their customers were in need of. No matter when you visit Para Rubber, Colleen and Jason guarantee your enquiry will be met by them or one of their experienced, knowledgeable staff. Para Rubber also stock Para Pools, pool chemicals and a pool testing service so you can maintain healthy pool water. For ingenious solutions and more, visit the team at Para Rubber at 165 Haven Road today. Partners Paul and Janelle are both very excited to share their passion of diving with others by offering Scuba Diving courses and charters to local dive sites. Paul is a qualified PADI instructor with more than 9,000 dives under his belt, and through his love of diving became an instructor nine years ago. Paul’s partner Janelle is a rescue diver and together they started their business Abyss Dive which offers courses from Try Dive through to Dive Master, along with guided dives and charters for those who are already certified divers and keen to dive in the area with local guidance and knowledge. Whether you are interested in diving in marine reserves, scalloping, taking photos, or heading to the clearer waters of d’Urville Island to check out the crays – Paul and Janelle cover it all. Their diving and instructing is carried out during the weekends and evenings, catering for locals who also work. It is a family affair with their children all pitching in to help. Paul and Janelle are active members of the Nelson Underwater Club and are happy to answer any questions around diving, or advice on dive equipment. Interested in learning to dive, up skill, or get back into diving? They would love to hear from you.

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Nayland Kindy to host 'girl's night out' Mums in the region will be treated to a night of fun and fashion next week at Nayland Kindergarten’s annual fundraiser. The Girls Night Out! and Fashion Show is the major fundraiser for the kindergarten, and is a rare chance for mums to get dressed up and be pampered. Six models, made up of mums and teachers from Nayland Kindergarten, will strut their stuff down the catwalk wearing de-

signer fashion from Stacey Clothing, and hair and make-up by Cardells Hair and Ko Cosmetics. “It is a chance for mums to get dressed up and have a good time, tickets are an ideal Mother’s Day gift, and we are encouraging mums to bring along their mothers and children to treat their mums by buying them a ticket to the show,” says Jen Comer, organizing committee chairperson.

All ladies will receive a goody bag on the night, which includes product samples, discount vouchers, gifts, treats and magazines. There will also be stalls demonstrating local beauty and well-being products, as well as raffles and spot prizes which include dining vouchers, an Interislander package, books, movie passes, and hair and beauty products. Last year’s event raised $3000 and was so

popular that a larger number of tickets are available this year. All funds received will go towards the development of the outdoor area, to increase the children’s creativity and exploration in a natural environment. The Girls Night Out! and Fashion Show will be held at Broadgreen Intermediate School Hall at 7.30pm on Friday May 15. Tickets cost $20, call 547 6313 or email for details.



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Big turn out for Nelson half marathon

There were the guns and there were the mums, the Nelson Shoe Clinic Half Marathon on Sunday attracted them all. The Nelson Athletics Club-run event started in perfect conditions at Saxton Field on Sunday morning. Bang on 300 people entered the half or quarter marathon, or 5km fun run. The men's winner of the half marathon was Christchurch's Oska Inkster-Baynes in a scorching time of 1:09:29. He was followed by Nelson's Kim Hogarth in a time of 1:16:10. In the women's race, Nelson's Paula Canning won her tenth straight Nelson Half Marathon. Cliff Bowman won the quarter marathon in 38:36, while Hunta Sutherland was the first woman home in the quarter marathon in 43:36. Peter Hauge won the half marathon Nelson's Jacqui Jones running the last 100 metres of her half walk and Jamie Shaw won the quarmarathon with a young supporter. Photo: Andrew Board. ter marathon walk.

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but much, much closer. The Huia-Riwaka team beating Harlequins 17-16. Galbraith Group Nelson had the bye this weekend, but will be very keen to build on its only win of the season the week before. This weekend Nelson will host Central at Trafalgar Park, while Marist will travel to play Harlequins; Waimea will travel to play Whitoi; Kahurangi will play Moutere, while Wanderers will host Renwick at Brightwater. All games kick off at 3pm. Stoke have the bye this week.

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Warm ups are over, netball season starts this week Nelson Netball Premier Grade will get underway at Saxton Stadium on Thursday night with teams having a “warm up” of two shortened games before the season properly begins the following week. On paper, Richmond Glass looks to be the team to beat as they set out to defend their title. Mikaela Powick is the only loss, as she is now at university, while a noteworthy acquisition is Jess Bygate who has transferred from Jacks. She will prove to be a formidable shooting duo with Nicky Rampton, while promising youngster Aimee Book will also bolster the offensive lineup. The remainder of Richmond’s roster is tried and true with a wealth of talent and experience across the court. Richmond have had the benefit of game time at the Super Club Competition in Christchurch in early March, where they faced teams who played with more speed, however they were disappointed with their outings in Nelson the following week. Coach Kathleen Thornalley is looking forward to the eight team competition, however she does have to contend with the unavailability of her three Nelson Sparks basketball players in the coming weeks. Runners up from 2014, Jacks OPD, have lost the services of ace shooter, Ani Waitai, however Welsh shooter Rebecca James has returned to the side. Jess Drummond has returned to Nelson from Christchurch and is likely to make her presence felt through the mid court. Jacks claimed the Geraldine Hodgson Tournament trophy last weekend, when

Prices Purple goal attack, Alyce Graf tries to get her shot away under pressure from Wanderers defender Julie Brownlee, left, and Jeanne Van Eck at Saxton Stadium. Photo: Evan Barnes/Shuttersport. they scraped through with a one goal win over Prices Pharmacy. Jacks will not be taking anyone lightly, as anyone is a threat on any given day. With the increase to an eight team competition the Stoke club will have two teams. As beaten finalists in Premier 2, Stoke Sun City Panel & Paint will join club mates Stoke NBS, who finished third in 2014. The NBS team has the nucleus of last year’s lineup and is quite versatile, and will be going with a similar mantra of “horses for courses” which has proved successful in the past. Stoke Sun City Panel & Paint have four players from last year who are making the step to the elite grade and are joined by Charlotte Etheridge and Amber Grainger, who are no strangers to Stoke colours. Fresh out of college, Becky Green will play

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in the mid court, while Garin College's tal- ish and benefit from the opportunities that ented Kate Hand will get her first taste of playing in the top grade will present. premier netball as a dual-registered player. With three returning from last year’s Prem They will face a baptism of fire when they 2 winning side, Nelson College for Girls meet Richmond in their first competition are fortunate in having leaders in each third – Abbey Frankin in the shooting, game as it is a seeded draw. Prices Pharmacy will also have two teams Charlotte Timms in the mid and Merekara in the competition. Mandy Whiting is McGuinnetty in the defensive third. Coagain calling the shots for the A team coach Penny-Sue Franklin was impressed which has a similar look about it, with the in their performance at GH Tournament, addition of former players – Shar Lowe particularly the younger players who (injury) Christta Burrows (overseas) and stepped up to the mark and by no means Dayna Whiting (study). The team was looked out of their depth against the more “pretty happy” with their performance at experienced opposition. GH Tournament and have been working NCG are excited to be in the elite grade hard at their strength and conditioning for and feel it will provide a good platform on the past eight weeks. Specific team training which to build for the South Island Secondary Schools Tournament later in the will begin this week. Tom Alesena has the reins of Prices Black year. and has a fairly new team to work with. Shevaun Collier and Kelly Jenkins are expected to lead the Bu offensive end, while McKenzie Bui in Taikato is the experience in the inloc p mid court and Bex Watene will call the shots in the defensive Habitat for Humanity Nelson will be building loc third. Prices Black enjoyed the two three-bedroom houses in Kawai St, GH Tournament last weekend Nelson, at the end of this year. As a part of and intend to consolidate their Habitat’s selection process to determine combinations to become comwhich families will get those houses, we will petitive against all teams in the be holding an ”information sharing meeting” grade. with the aim of informing interested people nelson@habit Kalyssa Rasmussen will go from about the work of Habitat in Nelson. nelson@habita PO Box 1033, N being the “baby” of Waimea ColIf you are interested in applying for a Habitat Box N lege to premier experience all Homes and1033, Hope house, or would likeBuilding to PO know more about within the space of a year, as she in partnership with along Habitat for Humanity Nelson, then come local families. is the only remaining player from to Nelson MP Nick Smith’s electoral office, on 2014. There is a distinct legacy the corner of Quarantine and Waimea Roads, the girls in green and gold have on Sunday 24 May at 2pm. to uphold, however the college is | 545 stacked with talent and there is Box 1033, Nelson Nelson 7040 PO PO Box 1033, 7040 no doubt the new squad will PO Box 1033, Nelson 7040

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The Hope Community Church’s week long Hopefest starts next Saturday May 16 with the incredibly popular Big Share Fair. The church held their first Hopefest in 2009 and it was such a success that it has become a biennial event. And it’s not surprising that it is the most popular event at Hopefest with the church collecting hundreds of donated items to give away to the community. Senior Pastor Donald Irvine says Hopefest is all about giving back to the community and the Big Share Fair provides a generous and fun format for doing just that. People are issued with free Hope Notes when they walk in the door of the church and can “spend” the money on the wide range of items at the fair. “We get most of the items donated by our church family but things come from near and far. The donated items extend to food, goods and services either available on the day or by vouchers that can be redeemed at a time to suit both parties. Vouchers can be for the services of a handyman, babysitter or even a meal cooked for your family. Everyone gives so generously so we can give back to the community” Donald says. The Big Share Fair will be held at the church 114 Ranzau Rd West

in Hope on Saturday May 16 from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Hopefest’s theme of giving to the community doesn’t stop there with the church holding a free Charity Quiz night on Friday May 22. Instead of keeping the prizes, the winning teams will get to give a total prize pool of $3000, donated by the church, to the Nelson Marlborough Hospice, Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, St John, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Red Cross Refugee Services. The quiz starts at 7:30pm. Hopefest also includes three free seminars from Tuesday May 19 to Thursday May 21 (see advertisement opposite for details) The seminars start at 7:30pm with no booking required. Hopefest concludes with a free concert featuring Elvis impersonator Mark Borg from Australia along with local supporting artists on Saturday May 23 starting at 7:30pm followed by a Sunday morning church service on May 24 at 10am with guest speaker Jim Hickey. For more information on Hopefest go to the website or phone the church on 544 6628. Business Update. Adv.


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Nelson Weekly

Trades & Services

Locally Owned and Operated


Builder / Handyman

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• Fences • Decks • House Repairs • Doors • Flatpack Kitchens • Concrete / paving • Landscaping

Quality workmanship guaranteed Richard 021 118 1183 or 545 2298

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



Office Cleaning Commercial Cleaning Window Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Domestic Cleaning Oven Cleaning & more…

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• Property Maintenance

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Need a new stylist? $ 20 any off service

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

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Heatpump Servicing

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36A Vickerman St, Nelson Phone: 546 6660 Email:


Interior & exterior New homes Wall papering Repaints & renovations Award winners

Locally owned & operated Quality Workmanship

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2 Echodale Place - off Nayland Road

13 Packham Cres.

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68 Buxton Square, Nelson

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

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• Curtain Making


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• Alterations to ready-made curtains/ nets

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• Roman Blinds

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03 545 2903

or 021 0230 3925

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RUST REPAIRS Spraypainting Panelbeating

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

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

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


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

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

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

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

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

Jeff NeilsoN


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

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Jeff NeilsoN

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


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

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Jeff NeilsoN

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

For free quotes and information contact: Dean Lowry

021 0257 6926 (03) 547 6945


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

Unit 10 150 Vanguard St

Cell: 0220 649 822 A/H 547 7856


TUESDAY 5 May 2015

Nelson Weekly


Locally Owned and Operated

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