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David Trotter, centre, will compete in the Wairau Warrior 6km race in April, along with his teammates from left; Simon Topp, Seija McIntosh, Jay Blazek and Greg Witika. Absent is Jesse Clifton. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Andrew Board A motorcycle accident in the late 80s left Nelson man David Trotter in a wheelchair with severe head injuries and strug-

gling to speak. Improvements in strength and coordination have been slow, but David’s appetite for adventure has been anything but. He loves to skydive and in a few

months he will take on one of the region’s toughest races, the 6km Wairau Warrior Obstacle Race. David has been going to Wairau Body Coaching Systems in the Wakatu Estate for seven

years to help build strength and muscle, and last year watched the inaugural Wairau Warrior race at Happy Valley.

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Excitement around the Warriors playing their first game in Nelson next week is growing but organisers are finding it hard to keep their roadside presence, with 15 promotional signs being stolen in the past few weeks. Organisers of the Warriors pre-season game at St George Illawarra at Trafalgar Park had 20 signs printed to be hung in various parts of Nelson. But less than two weeks before kick-off, most of the signs have been flogged. Each sign cost around $50, leaving the organisers out of pocket by $750. Event manager Peter Win says they’re seeing the positive side of it, that people like the signs and are excited about seeing the Warriors in Nelson. “I keep on putting them up and then they get whipped, so I’m spending half of my life putting up signs and they just disappear.”

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After the race he said he wanted to climb over one of the A-frame obstacles. He couldn’t and his frustration gave Wairau owner and race organiser Greg Witika, along with David’s support worker Jesse Clifton, an idea: why not sign him up to the whole race. “And we’ve been working towards it since then,” says Greg. A support team of five will push and pull David’s wheelchair over the muddy course, help him overcome more than 20 obstacles including over walls, under the barbed wire and through a river. Greg says David’s determination is inspirational. “David’s got obstacles every single day but that doesn’t hold him back. It also shows others that you can push past those barriers.” He says David will head out before the rest of the pack and he’s hoping that

One friend burst into tears when we told her what he was doing. - Barbara Trotter.

as people pass them they’ll have a few nice words of encouragement for him. David’s mum Barbara says she’s seen a huge improvement over the past few years but doing this race was still a shock. “He went to the gym to learn how to climb this A-frame obstacle last year and when he came back they said he was signed up for the race. I said ‘what?!’ “People who know him are really surprised. They say ‘wow’. One friend burst into tears when we told her what he was doing.” David has spent the past year getting used to the type of obstacles he will encounter on race day in early April. He says the training has been “ace”. But, there is one but.

David cannot complete the muddy course in his standard wheelchair, he needs an all-terrain wheelchair. A supplier in Dunedin has found an ex-display chair that he can sell them for $6000. The same chair normally retails for $13,000. Barbara has set up a Givealittle page to help raise the money. So far $2000 has been pledged. Greg says once the chair is bought it will be made available for anyone in the community who may need it. “We’re going to leave it here and if people need it to go to the beach or to maybe do this race next year, it’ll be here for them.” To pledge money for the wheelchair, visit www.givealittle.co.nz and search for David Trotter. To sign up for the Wairau Warrior visit www.wairuawarrior.co.nz For video on this story, visit

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Nayland College has kicked off a positive start to the year, with principal Daniel Wilson saying they have exactly the same number of students enrolled for 2016 as last year – 1032. “As it takes five years for lower intakes to filter through the system, we were predicting a drop in roll for 2016,” he says. “But we have a much larger year nine intake than expected and greater retention in the senior school, which shows that we have the support of the local community moving forward.” Nayland’s roll had been dropping for several years, and last

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year lost 100 students compared to two years before. The school, which will be celebrating its 50th jubilee at the end of March, has seen some significant changes over the past year, and they have 10 new teachers on board for 2016. “Any school in the country would be extremely envious of the experience and expertise of the staff that we welcomed at the beginning of the year,” he says. Daniel says the school had a

“fantastic” year in 2015, which shows through their preliminary NCEA results. “Significant improvements in achievement have been noted across the board, nationally and regionally,” he says. The school is also embarking on several significant infrastructure projects this year. The school ICT network has been upgraded, every computer in the school has either been replaced or upgraded, and they have replaced the entire wireless network. There are also several largescale maintenance and building projects at the school.

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Opera on track for huge crowd More than 5000 tickets have already been snapped up ahead of this Saturday’s Opera in the Park. With more than double the amount of presales typically sold at the gate, that puts organisers on track for a crowd of over 10,000 for the biennial event at Trafalgar Park. Kiwi opera stars Anna Leese and Jared Holt will perform with Orchestra

Wellington, showcasing some of the most well-known operas. After ten years, New Zealand music icon Dave Dobbyn will take to the Nelson Opera in the Park stage, where he will treat the audience to kiwi favourites along with debuting a track from his new album. Modern Māori Quartet also return to Nelson after their success here as part of the

2014 Nelson Arts Festival. Jackie Clarke and Jubilation Choir will also perform, with the ‘a cappella’ group singing alongside an orchestra for the very first time. Concert-goers are encouraged to pack a picnic, and a blanket or some chairs, and enjoy the atmosphere. Tickets are still available at Theatre Royal,

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iSITE, online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz. Gates open at 5.30pm with the show starting at 7.30pm. Nelson City Council says parking on Paru Paru Rd will not be available. Alternative parking is available at Neale Park, via Sovereign St. Pedestrian access to Trafalgar Park will be via Sovereign St and Wainui St.

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Hangi, American hotdogs, churros, spring rolls, noodles, toffee apples, watermelon fruit bowls and real fruit ice cream all made an appearance at Monday’s International Kai Festival. Over six thousand people turned up to Founders Heritage Park and Whakatu Marae to taste the world and enjoy the sunshine. The annual festival is in it’s ninth year and coorganiser Carol Hippolite says the grass roots festival just keeps growing. “We’ve got about 80 stalls here with everything from Pacific food to European food, Kiwi food as well as craft stalls. It’s been awesome, people were pouring in even before we started,” says Carol. Siblings Eli, Tobias and Zoe Anderson have sold toffee apples at the festival for three years now. “Everyone loves them and my step dad is a chef so he’s got a special recipe we use,” says Tobias. “Last year we sold out really early so we came armed with plenty more this year.”

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Temporary home for school of music Kate Russell

It may be closed for redevelopment, but the Nelson School of Music is back in business for 2016 at a new temporary base on Collingwood St. Bright yellow musical notes on the footpath lead the way to the new premises tucked in behind the former Relationships Services building, which is just a stone’s throw away from the school. School of Music campaign manager Bob Bickerton says the base will see them through to the end of the school year until the $6.4 million redevelopment of the Nile St premises is complete. The former office building which, Bob says, came up after several suggested locations, boasts three studio rooms, a percussion room and an office. “We just looked around and when this came up we thought it would be perfect because it’s so close to the school,” he says. “Now we’re all moved in and the students are back. It’s worked out really well for us.” Bob says it’s been a “real community effort” to keep things going while the school has been closed, with many teachers teaching from their homes, and locals opening up their

School of Music campaign manager Bob Bickerton outside its temporary base on Collingwood St. Photo: Kate Russell. homes to some of the teachers, too. “It’s good to have the support – there’s a lot of community interest in what the school is doing and, in fact, student numbers climbed to 332 last year, which is pretty amazing. So, we’re definitely not idle. “We just want to let people know that we’re operational. One of the frustrations is that, because construction hasn’t started yet, people have been saying ‘what’s happening’? but, there’s a lot happening - it’s just behind the scenes at this stage.” Bob says they are hoping that the project will go to tender in the next few weeks, and once

the main contract is awarded the construction period will start. They are hoping to be back in the main building before the start of the next school year. Fundraising for the project is still going strong, and just before Christmas the school received a grant from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board which boosted the fundraising appeal to $1.2 million. The school is launching a ‘sponsor a seat campaign’ at this weekend’s Opera in the Park. You can find the new School of Music offices at 142a Collingwood St; just follow the musical notes from the footpath. The office is open 1–5pm weekdays.

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Ralph Urwin with two of his grandchildren at Anzac Gardens on Sunday, as part of the Whiskey 2 Company reunion. Photo: Jessie Johnston. a Vietnamese unit they would decide whether they could take them on themselves or, if they would need back up in the form of artillery or air strikes. His company lost seven men during the war and had 30 injured, but he says they never lost a fire fight, “just the war”. “Charlie [the Viet Cong] was a good fighter and he was fighting in his terrain and he knew why he was fighting. About three months after I got there I wondered ‘why are we here?’” He says there were depressing days, especially when they were patrolling for days on end in the wet season. Ralph was the platoon medic and one day he was called to the perimeter because a man had been hit. “He was an Aussie guy and he had a big hole in his chest and he said ‘f*&%, I’m dead, I’m going to die’. I said 'hang on a minute Jacko, lean forward', so he leaned forward and there was no exit hole, so I said ‘you’ll live mate, it’s only shrapnel,

you’ll live.’ He slept in my bunk for the rest of the night until they could helicopter him out in the morning.” Ralph says he left New Zealand feeling proud that he was doing his bit for the nation, but returned “a villain”. “People were blaming the soldiers instead of the politicians. We were just doing what we were asked and the soldiers wore it, not the government.” Ralph returned to Nelson after the company came back home and picked up his apprenticeship. He then went to work for the Nelson Fire Service for 20 years. Ralph marched at the reunion parade at Anzac Gardens on Sunday with his grandchildren. He says it was a “special moment within a special weekend”. He wanted to thank all of those who travelled from all over New Zealand and Australia for the reunion, and to Nelson RSA president Barry Pont who helped organise the reunion.

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Support for Lewis Stanton: It's a simple disgrace, and we're all paying through the nose for the Nelson City Council's sheer incompetence with regard to what looks remarkably like a vendetta conducted against Lewis Stanton. Even the judge in court dismissed the case against him (we all paid for this), saying it looked too personal. It's time the council sorted out the mess they themselves have created - fancy trying to ban him from nearly everywhere in

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Nelson! And we are all being forced to pay for his pointless time in prison. Give him back his tent and his horse, and find somewhere where he can contribute, the way he used to. And it's time we had it out in the open - let's know the details of the deal the council is offering. J G Oliver. More work needed: Why do we keep hearing the same excuses from the NCC's works and infrastructure team about the neglect of remedial and improvement work that still hasn't been attended to, as it should have, after that last big storm and flooding? If they're not up to it, let's hear this. And what recompense is going to be offered to the Brook St grocer, for the consistent undermining of his business? Morag Woode.

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NCC gets things fixed: Reading comments about ‘weeds around streams’ prompted me to write this. Are you aware you can go onto the Nelson City Council website and, under ‘Quick Links’ near the top, is the heading ‘Get something fixed’. Complete the form and send it in to the Council and I have found whatever the problem, it gets sorted quite quickly. If after two weeks it hasn’t been, I just send a gentle reminder. This ‘fix-a-gram’ covers ‘anything around town that needs

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So sad. Such a shock. Kelly, you were in the prime of your life and loving every moment! Jacqui Ward.

Stop the poison: Nelson ratepayers should consider that they are paying the $240,000 cost of the proposed indiscriminate operation to scatter brodifacoum at the Brook Sanctuary. This operation reveals that the Sanctuary is an environmental initiative in name only. The destruction of the most beautiful remaining stand of native beech forest on the Jenkins Hill Ridge to make way for the fence was another notorious action. Nelson council should stop spending our money on initiatives that harm the environment, and focus on our neglected infrastructure. Dan McGuire.

A really humble, awesome guy. A huge loss to the world. RIP mate. Glenn Thomason.

Kelly McGarry dies in Queenstown: This is so sad. I heard today that my nephew and his mates met Kelly on a track in Wanaka on Sunday and were raving about him all night. He was their hero. They're devastated at this news. Much love to his family and friends. Jaclyn Knapp. Sad news, a great guy taken way too soon! Thinking of his friends and family. Ride the skies. Darrin Power. Sad news, RIP, taken too soon. Ruth Jarman. Really sad news. RIP fella. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Mike Roberts.

Bro, will miss you forever. Learnt a lot from you. Keep on cranking Pams. Glen Mcpherson. Jetstar starts Wellington flights: This is great news for Nelson but, having been out to the airport four times in five days, trying to find a park is a real problem that needs addressing immediately. Janine Brennan. How about Chch to Nelson return? Elizabeth Neil Seagar. The skies are alive with planes over Tahuna Beach! Elizabeth Mead. Brightwater Wine and Food Festival: Always a great day, looking forward to it. Christine Dayman. Good to see it's gone back to being a local event and not all ponsy with rip off prices like in the past. Well done, I will be there!! Brian Gower. To have your say on any local issue, or any article featured in this newspaper, simply email us at editorial@nelsonweekly.co.nz or you can comment on our Facebook page as stories are posted.

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The Brightwater Wine and Food Festival is a celebration of local food, wine and beer that has the whole region talking. Each year organisers work hard to improve the event so it better caters to the crowds and 2016 is set to see the biggest festival yet. Self contained motor homes are being encouraged to stay overnight, for free, on both the Saturday and the Sunday, making it convenient for anyone to attend, not just locals. Kevin Gear of Richmond Rotary says they have had a fantastic response from motor home owners near and far, from the North and South Islands, which could mean record numbers for this year’s Brightwater Wine and Food Festival. Set amongst the vines of the beautiful Middle-Earth vineyard, the festival will also be showcasing a great lineup of local musicians including Kramit, Antoni Neal, Urban, Toms Field and Samba Del Sol, and with supervised children’s activities running throughout the festival, it will be a day out the whole family can enjoy. With the vineyard located right beside The Great Taste Cycle Trail, organisers are encouraging people to make their way to the festival

by bike, or by bus, which will be leaving Nelson at 10:30am and Stoke at 10:50am. There will be secure bike storage on the day and overnight security for anyone needing to leave their transport behind on Sunday. While gates sales will be available for $20 on the day, early bird tickets are available right now for just $15 and can be purchased from a number of local businesses throughout the region, including Colour Plus Richmond, Haven Realty Offices in Nelson and Richmond, Wakefield Supermarket, Brightwater Motors, Reliance Beta Electrical in Motueka, Specsavers in the Richmond Mall, Village Cycles in Richmond, Paper Plus in Nelson, HQ Cafe & Bar and the Sprig & Fern in Brightwater, Motueka and Mapua. For those interested in winning themselves some tickets for free, simply email your details to fourgears@ihug. co.nz. Tickets to the event are sure to be selling fast so get in now to grab the early bird prices. For more information on the event including the bus timetable, sponsors and entertainment schedule, visit the festival website at www.rich mondrotary.org.nz/bwff. Business Update. Adv.


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Four stuck in cable car Project Butterfly seeks Four people spent several hours suspended 150m in the air after technical problems caused a cable car to stop near Nelson last night. The incident took place at Happy Valley Adventures on Cable Bay Rd, 16km northeast of Nelson. An employee confirmed it occurred, but wouldn't comment further.

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Nelson charity Project Butterfly are hoping to help families who have lost a child by creating a book that will help them get through their first year of grief. The book will include 365 ideas to help people celebrate their child, and the money raised from selling it will go towards setting up a grief centre in Nelson for families all over the country. Project Butterfly founder Rebekah Malthus, who is behind the memorial butterfly path in Fairfield Park, says they want to create a book that will help families find a more positive way to grieve. They need to raise $30,000 to put it together and print 1500 copies, and Rebekah says if they can do this and make some money, they can set up the centre from which they can run respite weekends for families. “There is nothing like it in New Zealand currently,” says Rebekah. “We want to create a completely free, Nelson-based centre for grief, where people can come for a weekend away and meet other people who have been through the same thing. “There will be grief therapy workshops, we can give them tips and ideas, and vouchers to

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Over 60 riders got on their bikes at the Tahuna BMX track on Wednesday night for an emotionally-charged memorial ride for Nelson superstar freestyle rider Kelly McGarry, who died suddenly in Queenstown on Monday. The 33-year-old tragically died after suffering a cardiac arrest while biking on the Fernhill Loop. Two paramedics from Queenstown were flown to the track after reports of a mountainbiker suffering a medical incident, but Kelly died at the scene. Nelson photographer Grant Stirling says Tahuna’s BMX track was a fitting venue for Kelly’s memorial ride because that was where the “tall, skinny kid” from Wakefield first launched his bike into the stratosphere. Kelly was a keen BMX rider before switching to mountainbikes and becoming one of the world’s top professional freestyle riders. “I remember the first time I saw him on a bike was at the BMX track at Tahuna,” Grant says. “I was photographing a wedding and we were having a

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Lioness club raised $1600 through lily and freesia bulbs A Lioness project to sell lily and freesia bulbs has raised $1600 for a programme to help cancer survivors. The Haven Lioness club sold the bulbs for two months in spring. Their profit was last week donated to PINC Next Steps, which is a group exercise programme for women who have finished their main cancer treatment and want to take the next steps on their road to recovery. Margaret Ching of the Haven Lioness Club says the Raikai Lions Lilies are made available to Lioness clubs throughout the country by a grower in Canterbury. Last year, the club ran a similar project and made $700. “We sell four large lily bulbs for $10, it’s a great deal and we had a lot of interest.” She says the lilies were particular popular last year because of the cause. “This year has made the biggest profit, mainly because so many people are affected by cancer and wanted to show their support with buying lilies and freesias.” Helen Nott, of Activate Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, runs the PINC Next Steps programme and says she is grate-

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SKATING STAR: Eight-year-old Alex Moreu trying out his new custom board at the Neale Park skate park in Nelson after winning the Tasman Skatepark Tour. Alex is turning heads because of his skill on the board and his young age. Photo: Brittany Spencer.

Brittany Spencer Local boy Alex Moreu is world famous in Nelson, his talent is the talk of the town and he’s beginning to turn heads. Alex won first place in January’s Tasman Skatepark Tour and, while he may only be eight years old and stand a just over a metre, this little ripper has been carving up skateparks across the region. What started as a cool Christmas present has turned into an obsession, not only for Alex but his whole family. Alex’s dad Mike Moreu says the whole family got penny boards for Christmas and were instantly hooked. “It just seemed like a really cool gift at the time but we’ve been tumbling down the skateboarding rabbit hole ever since, it’s been one big, fun adventure.” To say Alex loves skateboarding is a massive understatement and one day he hopes to be the next Tony Hawk or Danny Way. “It’s such a fun sport, you can get outside, see your friends, have some good times and get massive air,” says Alex. Alex’s favourite trick is getting big air off a quarter pipe, something he is well known for and will be doing a lot more of since winning the competition. For winning first place in the junior skate section, Alex was given $400 to get a custom board made. Alex says he was down at the skate shop the next morning and absolutely loves his Almost board with red pig strips, thunder trucks and Plan B wheels. “It’s a bit lower to the ground so you can get more speed, it’s got better bearings, and it’s a smaller board so I can do higher airs and kick flips.” Alex’s gutsy skating means he is no stranger to grazes and bruises, but he wears his scars like a badge of honour. “The day before the Motueka competition I fell on my face and got really injured, I’ve got some scars on my face and a big scar on my arm,” he says, smiling proudly. Mike says skating has become a real family thing and he couldn’t be prouder of his boys. “It’s really fun watching them develop and it’s also really fun just sharing it with them.” “Alex is eight years old and he’s already doing tricks that teenagers and 20-year-olds are doing. He’ll watch a movie or somebody do a trick and he won’t say anything, he’ll just sit and observe it and then he’ll just be like, ‘right, got it, and go out and do it.” While Alex thinks his minor celebrity status is “kinda weird”, Mike says he’ll have to get used to it if he keeps skating like he does. “He’s got such an appetite for it, whether he can make a living or be pro, I don’t know, that’s a long way off, but he’s certainly got the talent, drive and attitude to be really, really good.”

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ALAN & JUDY Harvey World Travel Mid City Nelson is excited to welcome Judy Broad and Alan Trathen to their store at 46 Bridge Street. Judy and Alan have both joined the team from the Air New Zealand Holiday store on Trafalgar Street, which closed its doors in November last year. Judy and Alan have both served many years within the travel industry and are excited to join Harvey World Travel because of the imminent rebrand of the company to Helloworld. The new brand will bring together a network of New Zealand’s most established and reputable travel brands including Harvey World Travel and some former United Travel and Air New Zealand Holiday Stores. Judy has 42 years of experience to call on when it comes to fulfilling her clients travel dreams and says it’s the excitement of creating the perfect holiday for someone that makes the job truly special. Judy’s own travels have taken her all over the world, from an INSIGHT tour of Europe and a Trafalgar tour of Turkey, to Singapore, Hawaii, Fiji, Rarotonga, Australia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and travel on the Rocky Mountaineer. When it comes to a favourite destination, Turkey is Judy’s pick, particularly the Roman city of Ephesus, just one example of Turkey’s amazing ancient history. Alan is also passionate about travel and helping clients create inspiring holiday memories. With a love of wine and food and over 30 years in the industry, Alan is always happy to pass on his experiences to clients so they can have similar memorable holidays. Alan’s travel history includes France, UK, USA, Fiji, Tahiti, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Canada and Italy, with his expertise focused on Europe. Judy and Alan are always on hand to help you plan the perfect getaway, so why don’t you pop on in and say “hello” to them in their new home at 46 Bridge Street, they’d love to see you.

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Karli Gould is passionate about the marine industry, which is why she has made it not just her hobby, but her career. Karli has had 35 years of experience in the marine world, including a background in sail making with Nalder Gould Sail Makers, which she and husband Bernie co-owned with business partner Bud Nalder. The business operated for nine years and eventually led to Karli and Bernie establishing Gould Marine, which was Karli Gould put on hold for their eight year sailing break around the Mediterranean. It’s since been a year since Karli got back behind the wheel of Gould Marine and she’s extremely proud of its rapid growth in that time, the business now featuring two online shops and a popular website. From canvas or PVC covers for your boat, cockpit, sail or outboard, barrier cloths, veranda curtains or shade sails for your home, to educational shapes and mats for kindergartens and gymnasiums, Karli covers both the Nelson and Marlborough regions. For more information on Gould Marine’s products, give Karli a call on 027 209 5779. YOU. Realty opened last December and in its very short life, has already saved a number of property owners thousands in fees, whilst delivering a customer experience second to none. Nikki, Donna and Nicola make up the talented team behind the business which is committed to providing a service that is all about you, the customer, offering tailored flat-fee options and a fresh approach to the business of real estate. Nikki’s real estate career spans 11 years and there’s not much she hasn’t experienced during this time. Nikki always has her clients’ best interests at heart and, along with being an AREINZ agent, she is the licensing and contract expert. With a Bachelor of Business Studies and over 20 years in marketing and management, Donna’s committed to delivering the very best service. She’s the brand manager behind YOU. Realty and a licensed salesperson. With eight years’ experience in real estate, Nicola brings an abundance of energy and passion to her role as a licensed salesperson, she also manages the administration. For a fresh, unique approach to buying and selling property, check out www.yourealty. co.nz, or call 547 2202. They’d love to talk and their commitment is for any conversation to be obligation-free!

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Christina Lee has followed her love of interior design into the Venluree franchise, taking on the licence for the Nelson, Tasman and Blenheim area. Entering the workforce as a nurse, Christina made the change to the family’s floor covering installation business soon after she married and never looked back. Since then, Christina has owned and operated a flooring retail business in Queenstown, and taken her love of interior décor further with the completion of a Diploma in Interior Design. Her Christina Lee step into self-employment with Venluree was a chance to get back into the world of interiors and Christina prides herself on a nopressure sales style, using her eye for design and colour to help customers feel comfortable and happy with their decisions. Christina’s daughter Kylie is also a passionate interior artist and is slowly learning the ropes of the business. Venluree offers clients a superior selection of window coverings, from blinds and curtains, to screens, shutters and awnings. With years of experience between them in interior design and decorating, Christina and Kylie are happy to give a FREE in-home consultation today. The Nelson Tasman region has a reputation for fine produce and creativity, which is what KETE aims to showcase. The boutique store in Mapua’s Shed 4 is the creation of Cathie Gould, who unveiled it to the public just before Christmas last year. Cathie has lived in the area for four and a half years now, moving to New Zealand from Canada where she had worked in the IT industry. Her new business is the perfect place for local food lovers to purchase the best products from talented local makers and producers. It’s also an easy entry point into retail for those who may be daunted by bigger stores, or for those who only have small quantities for sale. KETE now delights customers with everything from extra virgin olive oil, jams, chutneys and sauces, to honey, nut butter, meat products, artisan cheeses, skin care products, cookies, crisps, chocolate, soft drinks and plenty of hand-crafted gifts and gift baskets. Explore KETE for yourself, or to enquire about showcasing your products, contact Cathie on 021 732 752. In the middle of the concrete world of town, we wished upon a starlit night that we’d be able to bring you trees, water, wishing wells, medicinal herbal tinctures, oils for every purpose...hair, skin, sore, aching muscles, feet, antiseptics cleaning, clearing, refreshing, alleviating ailments of daily hardship. We dreamt to feel we could sit in a shop, within its walls all things handmade, wooden chopping boards, drawers filled with winter woollen Sara Raider garments, lined with organic cottons, bibs, handcrafted shoes, wooden Native American flutes, digeridoos, instruments, clothing to feel naturally soft and warm for children and adults. With our range of 40 coloured balls of yarn, we make patterns and our knitters create toys, tea cosys, felted creatures, handmade dolls, alongside our little café, trickling water to soothe the nervous system from the booming reality of our towns, drying up into endless commercially-funded chain shops with a lack of imagination and respect for natural resources. Rest and refresh with drinks inspired by nature, organic teas, spiced chai, coffee, chocolate...the secret garden...lost time, old traditions...raiders of the lost arks. 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 three 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, recently relocated to 181 Bridge Street 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.


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Nelson Motor Show organiser Steve Steele with Gareth Caldwell of The Speights Ale House, the show's major sponsor and supporter. system for signing up, with each car's number plate acting as their registration information, registrations will also be taken on the day for the public show. Day one officially begins on Friday, February 12, with the Lake Hop Cruize, a day out exploring the beautiful Nelson Lake area, then, at 5:30pm, locals will get a taste of what’s to come at the public show when entrants take their cars for a spin in the Friday Nite Cruize. Cars will assemble at The Speights Ale House with the planned route taking them through Richmond, Stoke, Nelson and Tahunanui. A map of their exact route is included in this feature, so get to your nearest location and watch some impressive cars pass by. Drivers will then return to Speights Ale House for a catch up and the chance to win prizes, vouchers and gift baskets. Saturday, February 13, marks the start of the public show where owners from

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Speights Ale House, where dinner at 5:30pm will roll into a continuous Happy Hour from 7:30pm for motor show fans. A live band will be playing all the music you know and love, while security will be provided overnight for anyone who needs to leave their cars at the ale house. Sunday offers a second chance for the public to see the beauty of American muscle, all the way through to modern day automotive technology and, being the final day, the show will conclude with the muchanticipated prize-giving. The Nelson Motor Show

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features 40 trophies, from the traditional titles of Show Champion, and People’s Choice, to the more bizarre awards for, ‘work in progress’, ‘shit that’s different’ and ‘unique modifications’, to name a few. A variety of refreshments will be available for sale on the day too, with adult entry just $10 and show entrant drivers and children under 15 free. The Nelson Motor Show wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of so many sponsors, and the support of several local businesses is much appreciated by Steve and his team. Entrance to the show is off Parkers Rd, or main entrance off Beach Road, with traffic management provided by Asphalt and General, and free parking for all public cars within the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park. The Nelson Motor Show encourages everyone to support their sponsors as they make the show a reality. The public show on Saturday and Sunday will start at 10am and run until 4pm.

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Ange Kelly with the 1954 Desoto Diplomat at last years Nelson Motor Show. Photo: Jessie Johnston There are heaps of prizes for the public to win too, from products, to vouchers and cash, all you need to do is vote in the People’s Choice section and your voting slip will become your entry into the prize draws. For $5 you can also purchase a Nelson Motor Show book which has entry slips into a variety of other prize draws, including the very popular ‘drift in the General Lee’. Things don’t end there though, Saturday night is jam-packed with entertainment in the form of the Nelson Motor Show Formal. Everyone’s welcome to attend, either put on a t-shirt and tie or go the whole hog in your formal attire and join in the fun at The

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The Nelson BMX Club is hosting a memorial ride and picnic tea for Kelly McGarry this Friday night, February 12. The Nelson BMX Club wants to acknowledge Kelly's BMX connection, and the joy he brought to so many kids and adults last year at BikeFest, "by just being one of us". The club BBQ will be fired up for those who want to cook their sausages. Everyone is welcome, and we'd like to see lots of people enjoying themselves from 5.45 to 7pm.

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It was billed as the biggest day in local drag racing for some time and it didn't disappoint, with 39 cars from the North Island helping set sizzling times to match the sizzling weather. Organiser John Gourdie says he was thrilled with the racing. "Certainly the day went well, we were lucky with the weather and we had a great number of entries, and everyone who travelled here loved Nelson."

The Southern Nationals was a part of the New Zealand Drag Racing Association national championships. That was enough of a carrot to attract the country's top drag racers. "The event draws in a participate base we don't usually see. So there are quite a few classes that we get to run at this meeting that we don't at our other three events. I don't think we have seen that many North Island entrants into the

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Paddle section has Coastto-Coast athlete nervous

Nelson’s Tim Bygate is lining up in this Saturday’s Coast to Coast Longest Day. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

Nelson multisport athlete Tim Bygate knows he can ride and run, but concedes he has “reservations” about paddling down the Waimakariri River in Saturday’s Coast to Coast Longest Day. Tim, aged 54, will be making his Coast to Coast debut when he lines up at the start on Kumara Beach on the West Coast early on Saturday morning. Although Tim is a vastly experienced cyclist and trail runner, he has only been kayaking seriously for four months and says the 67km kayak section down the Waimakariri River will be challenging. “I’ve only been paddling for the last four months and it’s been more than a steep learning curve, it’s been a learning cliff,” Tim says. “Anyone can walk or ride a bike you learn those motor skills when you are young. “But I started paddling at 54 and there’s so much to learn. It’s a very technical sport so I’m very apprehensive about it.” Tim says he has been deliberately

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kayaking in rough conditions off Tahunanui Beach to get used to negotiating the rapids and waves he will encounter on the Waimakariri. He has also had one practise run through the upper section of the Coast to Coast course and paddled on the Motueka River whenever there has been sufficient flow. “There aren’t too many rivers suitable for kayaking around Nelson. The Motueka was pretty low earlier this summer so that wasn’t suitable, so I had to do most of the training in the sea.” Tim has been trekking around the Richmond Ranges to prepare for the Coast to Coast’s 33km mountain run over Goat Pass and getting in some long rides to get fit for the three cycle legs. Tim says he has averaged two to three hours a day training with some of the longer treks taking up to 22

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Pellets flew left, right and centre and battlefield chants of “gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die” sang out at Airsoft Sport Nationals over the weekend. Sixty-seven competitors went to war at the Armageddon Paintball Field on Saturday and 105 stormed Rabbit Island on Sunday as part of the National competition. Airsoft is a growing sport that sees teams compete in a weekend of skirmishes and military simulations with pellet-firing shotgun, pistol and machine gun replicas. Unknown by most of the region, Nelson are two-time national Airsoft champions.

Team member and 2016 Airsoft National organiser Clay Wilhelmus says, it’s similar to paintball in terms of gaming style. “But our weapons are one-to-one replicas of the real deal and we fire little 6mm plastic projectiles,” he says. Nelson were national champions in Auckland last year and Hawkes Bay the year before. “We’re on a pretty good roll and it’s pretty cool knowing that we’re national champions,” says Clay. As hosts, Nelson were unable to compete this year but were eyeing up the competition and are gearing up to take back the national title from this year’s winners, the Christchurch Tactical Airsoft Group.

Preparing to storm Rabbit Island during the Airsoft Nationals over the weekend is a team of competitors. Photo: Tayna Fraser. Clay says it was “so cool” hosting the nationals in Nelson. “It’s been two years of planning, but

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Island.” The teams included Hawkes Bay, Auckland, Taranaki, Wellington and Christchurch, with several groups playing the part clothed in replica WW2 uniforms. “You can see the passion these guys have for it and even though it’s a competition it’s all about having fun.” Clay says while the misuse of BB guns has been in the news frequently, Airsoft Sport takes gun laws seriously. “We’re here for the tactics, for the fun and for the brotherhood, we’re not crazies, we’re not lunatics and we’re not out to kill people.” For video on this story, visit

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Community Events STOkE JUNCTiON. For all Stoke residents. Family Works 11th Feb., 9-10am. Concerned about your kids? Drop in to discuss options at Birchwood School Rainbow Centre, Durham St., Stoke. BUWT 15th Feb., 2-3pm. Advocacy for govt agencies including WINZ. Appointments ph 548 8171 or call in at Birchwood School Rainbow Centre, Durham St., Stoke ANgEL iN MY St. 16th Feb., 11-12noon. Support for youth & others. Stoke School Dental Clinic, Main Rd, Stoke: Ph. 0274752506. Drop-in OK POST NATAL DEPrESSiON 16th Feb.. On request only. Birchwood School Rainbow Centre, Durham St.. Ph 548 3555 MEDiTATiON MASTErY OF THE MiND. Learn practical techniques to still the mind. Classes start 9 Feb. running for 6 weeks. Time 7-8 pm, cost $95.00. ph.5487511 - mob 021 1460438. WAkA AMA FUN DAY. Give it a Go. Sun. 28 Feb. 10am-2pm at Tahuna Beach. Tuition, paddle & life jackets supplied. Contact Katie – katiethurston7@gmail.com for Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club FrEE TANgO CLASS with Argentinean & local teachers. Feb 22, 6-7.15pm, Old St John's, 320 Hardy St. 8 wk course continues if you like it! Anne-Maree 027 238 0568 annemaree.therkleson@gmail.com CANCEr SOCiETY NOTiCES: Mindfulness & Relaxation Wednesdays 1.20pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society 539 1137 Prostate Cancer Support group meet 1st Thursday of month Broadgreen House 1.30 to 3.30pm Ian 547 3373 Swimming group Ngawhatu Pool closed until May 2016 relay for Life 5-6 March Saxton Field. Register online www.relayforlife.org.nz . Teams of 10 aiming to raise funds for Cancer Society Nelson 539 1137 WriTErS AT LUNCHTiME All welcome on Wed. Feb. 3 11.30am – 1.30pm at The Prince Albert, 113 Nile St, Nelson. An

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‘open mic’ meeting, to get to know each other & share news. Admission is free. Contact Chrissie on 5469818. NELSON TrAMPiNg CLUB invites you: Jan. 30, Sharlands Creek area, medium. Contact Bruce 545 0202. Details www. http://nelsontrampingclub.org.nz NELSON CiTY SOCiAL BrASS BAND, resume rehearsals 7pm Wednesdays at the band rooms Hathaway Tce. Nelson. New members welcome. Peter teleph: 5451 768. or peter.goodman@xtra.co.nz ViNTAgE MACHiNErY SHOW Sat 30th & Sun 31st January Higgins Heritage Park, Wakefield. Old tractors, engines, steam & machinery demos, trucks & cars, rides, bouncy castle. Adults $5 info Allan 0273197427 NELSON COMMUNiTY POTTErS 136 Rutherford St. Learn pottery. Handbuilding,wheel work for beginners to expert. Social group Thursday 10-12 & Mondays 6-9pm.Term 1 classes enrolling now. Ph Elizabeth 5481488 LiNE DANCiNg Suburban Club Tues & Thurs. 10am. Beginners/improvers all ages /gender, great cardio . free cuppa & social chat. Meet & make new friends. Just arrive or call Diane 03 54 79280. NEW iN TOWN, or just wanting to meet diverse & interesting people? Join the Nelson Newcomers Network on Feb. 10th, 7pm onwards for relaxed drinks at Rhythm & Brown, 19 New St. Tel: 02041010102 ArT-DrAWiNg AFTEr SCHOOL Thursdays, 3.30-4.30pm Learn to draw what you see through observation. Age 10-14. 4 places left. Qualified art teacher. Nelson City, small classes. Emma 5469694 or emmaheke@xtra.co.nz SENiOrNET NELSON, Next Club Day meeting to be at 11 Hastings St. 2pm on Wed. 17 Feb. After a Special General Meeting Nicola Harwood from Elmer Turner Library will talk about Online Services. FOrEST & BirD Feb. 10 Corey Mosen

will talk about“Keas”& the struggles they face in the wild & what the Kea Conservation Trust , DOC & others are doing. 7.30pm Tahunanui School, Muritai St., PrE-SCHOOLErS MUSiC followed by social time for parents with guest speaker (Child Care provided) St Stephens Church, 61 Tahunanui Drive. Mondays 9.45am. Newcomers welcome. Morning tea provided. Re-starts 15 Feb. BUSiNESS HOUSE CrOqUET At Nelson Hinemoa Club,Halifax St,make up teams of 2 from your business, play is for the next 3 Mondays starting at 5.45pm,register now with Thelma 5476384 or Alan 5467396,fun & laughter the only requirement. STOkE SENiOrS at Stoke Seniors Hall, most weekly concerts/events start at 1.30 pm - a donation of $3 (unless otherwise stated). This includes afternoon tea. 548 Main Rd, Stoke PH: 5472660. Weds. Feb 10: Smoothie Demo. Thurs. Feb. 11: Valentine’s Day Lunch @ 12pm. $14. Please book. Anne Spear in concert at 1.30pm Tues Feb. 16: Frank Meria sings & plays piano . Thurs Feb 18: Wentworth Singers entertain. Tues Feb 23: Daryl Page sings & plays ukulele Thurs Feb. 25: Simplicity Funerals speaker. ASTrONOMY View the Moon & stars on Fri 12 Feb 8:30 pm start, weather permitting. Cawthron Atkinson Observatory at Clifton Terrace School Atawhai. All welcome. Gold coin entry. Info 539-1108. FrESH FOCUS will be starting this year on Monday 29 Feb. at 10-11 am at the Suburban Club 168 Tahunanui Drive. Everyone welcome. Entry $2. SWiNg DANCiNg: Learn Lindy Hop, stylish fun 1930s dancing. Beginner classes 4 wks start 9 Feb, Tuesdays 6.307.30 pm at The Granary, Founders $5. Contact swingdancenelson@gmail.com PiLATES on the Beach, Summer hours. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am Wednesdays 5:45pm. Saturdays 10am. On Tahunanui Beach All welcome, $7 bring a mat or

towel Enquires Marion 021 08399290. NELSON SqUASH CLUB AGM will be held at the squash club lounge in Rutherford Park off Halifax St on Thursday Feb 18 at 6.30 pm. Any interested people are invited to attend & find out what the club has to offer. DiVOrCE CArE – 13 week course starting on Mon. 15/2/16. 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Richmond Church of Christ, cnr of Darcy and Croucher Sts, Richmond. Divorced, separated? You do not have to go through it alone. Email: divorcecarenn@ gmail.com or txt 0274193035 BUSiNESS HOUSE CrOqUET at Nelson Hinemoa Club,Halifax St,make up teams of 2 from your business, play is for the next 3 Mondays starting at 5.45pm,register now with Thelma 5476384 or Alan 5467396, fun & laughter the only requirement. NELSON EMBrOiDErErS' gUiLD You are warmly invited to attend our first monthly meeting for the year on Wed. 10 Feb. at Warners Stadium, Stoke 7:15 - 9:00pm. Come along & see how much fun we have. Beginners & experienced stitchers welcome. Contact: Margaret 0220677985 or Sheryl 5466236. Website: www.nelsonembroiderersguild.co.nz TAi CHi at Elma Turner Library with the Nelson Taoist Tai Chi Club. Free taster session (Thurs 11 Feb) followed by 6 week programme: Thursdays 18 Feb- 24 Mar.. 12-1. $30 for 6 week programme. "JUST US DrAMA" will recommence on Monday 15 Feb. 10.30 - noon. We perform skits etc for Senior groups. Enquiries to Marion Phone 5470509. iNTrODUCTiON TO BUDDHiSM 5 Week Programme. Wed 10 Feb to Wed 9 March, 6.30 to 8.00pm - with Ven. Thubten Khadro, Richmond Library, 280 Queen St. Course cost $60. Hosted by Chandrakirti Meditation Centre. Call: 03 543 2021 or meditate@chandrakirti. co.nz. www.chandrakirti.co.nz kAYAkiNg. riVEr kAYAkiNg

COUrSE, 17-21 Feb 2016. Nelson Canoe Club. Application deadline 10 Feb. For info & application form call 03-547-2838 or email training@nelsonkayakers.co.nz. DOVEDALE COUNTrY AFFAir FESTiVAL – Sun. 14 Feb 11am – 4pm. Live music and entertainment, food and crafts, water slide, laser tag, , vintage machinery, farm animals... more. A fun day out for the whole family. Adults $2, Children Free, Dovedale Domain, Please NO DOGS. NEW MUM looking for something to do come and join a SPACE programme great discussions on baby development, toy making and music. Contact Teresa Flowers 035479877 or dave_trees@xtra.co.nz ATAWHAi COMMUNiTY CHUrCH THUrSDAYS 7-8.30pm, $3 per session FREE TRANSPORT from Nelson I- site Centre Ph Ray for details 0212163200. BOUNDAriES FOr WOMAN grOUP starting in Feb for 8 weeks. This group will change your life in every area. It will teach you how value you. For more info ph0274435507, Sharyn NELSON PHiLATELiC SOCiETY: The club for stamp collectors & philatelists. Come & join us, next meeting is 7:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 9th, at Stoke school. Ph 5471140 for more info. PrOBUS CLUB OF NELSON CiTY welcomes men and women as new members. Next meeting 9.45 for 10.00 am, Thurs. 11 Feb at Nelson Golf Club, 38 Bolt Road, Tahunanui. Speaker - Pete Kara. Ph: Deirdre 547 4146.

Next meeting 9.45 for 10.00 am, Thursday 11 Feb. at Nelson Golf Club, 38 Bolt Road, Tahunanui. Speaker - Pete Kara. 'Ph: Deirdre 547 4146. ST STEPHENS OP SHOP & DrOP iN CENTrE, Tahunanui Drive - will be reopening on Friday 29th January 9am. See you there,good food, great bargains. TOASTMASTErS Improve your social confidence by learning the art & skills of public speaking. There are 4 Toastmasters Clubs in Nelson & Motueka. For info contact June 022-018-0853 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 http://www.afnelsontasman.org/ 2016 EDUCATiONAL grANT available for mature female students undertaking full time tertiary study for the first time. Application forms available from: Secretary, Soroptimist International Club of Waimea, email siwaimea@siswp.org ALCOHOLiCS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 0800 AAWORKS (0800 229 6757) ALzHEiMErS NELSON: For people living with Memory loss & Dementia. Advice, Info & support available. Ph 5467702 or 0800 004 001. CriSiS PrEgNANCY SUPPOrT: An unexpected pregnancy can be a scary time but there are people who can help. Crisis Pregnancy Support offers a free, confidential service to help you discover the support there is available to enable you to continue your pregnancy. Call St Luke’s Health Centre 0800 004 277 / visit www.crisispregnancysupport.co.nz. ULTiMATE FriSBEE - Wednesdays 5.30pm, Tahuna touch fields. Beginners welcome, M/F, ages 14+. questions: rex. jacobus@gmail.com

REGULAR EVENTS STOkE TAHUNANUi LADiES CLUB (formerly Probus) We would like to welcome all new Ladies to a fun loving group.Next meeting 9.45 start 10,00am at Suburban Club Tahunanui Drive on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. 17 Feb. Come & join us. Ph: Diane 5476331 PrOBUS CLUB OF NELSON CiTY welcomes men & women as new members.

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