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Cyclists save man after heart attack Kate Russell Members from the Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade happened to be “in the right place at the right time” on Saturday, saving the life of a cyclist who suffered a heart attack during a bike race near Picton. The 46 year old Christchurch man was competing in the Forrest GrapeRide cycling event with his teenage son, when he went into cardiac arrest. But by a stroke of luck, fireman Jeremy Talbot, and Tracey Parkes and Phillip

Reardon from St John, came across him and acted immediately. Jeremy says he was biking up the hill looking out for his wife, when he spotted her talking on the phone. “It turns out she was actually calling an ambulance,” he says. “When we got to him, we jumped in and started doing compressions and then the ambulance turned up three of four minutes after that. It couldn’t have been any better,” he says. “We had only just had CPR

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Phillip Reardon, Tracey Parkes and Jeremy Talbot combined to help save a fellow competitor's life during the Forrest GrapeRide in Marlborough over the weekend.

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Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne under another sunny Richmond day. NIWA stats released last week show Richmond to be the country’s sunniest place. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Richmond is the country’s sunniest place so far in 2016, beating its closest rival by 50 hours, according to data released by NIWA last week. Richmond leads the standings of the regularly reporting sunshine observation sites with 856 sun hours from January 1 to March 31. Next best is New Plymouth on 806, Appleby on 801, Blenheim on 764 and Takaka on 736. Nelson Airport also recorded 736

hours of sun and Whakatane is down to 675 hours. NIWA’s principal scientist and forecaster, Chris Brandolino, says the observation site at the Richmond Racecourse is new and is showing the town to be the country’s sunniest place. “It was installed in April last year and while Richmond is showing to be a sunny place I would say [the race for the sun title] is a marathon,

not a sprint.” Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne says Richmond is booming and it’s “not surprising when we look at the weather”. “Richmond is just such a great place to be, it’s got a really nice natural environment and, as a result, we have huge growth with housing and infrastructure. That’s a challenge for the council, but it’s a good place to be.”

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Over 1000 take on the Muddy Buddy Jessie Johnston They signed up for mud and it didn’t take long for the laughs to follow. More than 1000 competitors took part in the annual Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy on Sunday. Participants lined up for the fund-raising fun run in all manner of fancy dress including Mexicans, hula girls, bumblebees, Native American Indians and Smurfs, but by the time they reached the finish line they were all unrecognisable under a thick layer of mud. Fun runners and walkers gath-

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A young, first-time Nelson mum says she is “absolutely shocked” after a nurse told her to cover up while breastfeeding her six-week old son in a Nelson Hospital ward. Nicole Marr, 21, was at the hospital all day visiting her husband, Shannon, who had his appendix out just over a week ago. She says she was sitting down next to his bed, breastfeeding her son Louie, when a nurse came over and told her she needed to close the partition curtain. “She said that she wasn’t offended, but the doctors, other staff and patients might be,” says Nicole. “She went on for at least a minute and was quite nasty - I didn’t know what to say. Then she just pulled the curtain on me. “As a new mum, it’s so hard. I feel like it’s my right to

Shannon and Nicole Marr with their six-week old baby, Louie. Photo: Andrew Board. breast-feed anywhere, and this could have put me off breast-feeding altogether.” Nicole says it came as a surprise, particularly because other staff at the hospital were “amazing and sup-

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New fund created to help local events Kate Russell Tasman District Council has approved a $50,000 special grants fund, which is designed to support large events and projects within the district. The fund was proposed during the development of the long term plan last May, and will enable council to better respond to funding requests over $10,000 that arise during the year. Events that provide both residents and visitors access to a range of opportunities and experiences, such as the GODZone Adventure Race,

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Grape harvest challenging time for wine industry Simon Bloomberg Nelson wineries are fighting a battle against botrytis as they race to get their grapes harvested after last month's heavy rain "created havoc" in some of the region's vineyards. The grape harvest started around the Nelson-Tasman region late last month after a growing season that included late frosts, hail, disease and two significant rain events. Although growers managed to get through the early season challenges relatively unscathed, last month's downpour

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has resulted in outbreaks of botrytis which causes the grapes to rot and lower the quality of the fruit. "Some of the fruit is looking very good and some is looking bad," Rimu Grove's Patrick Stowe says. "The latest rain we had has created havoc because of the botrytis - it was too much rain at exactly the wrong time." However, Patrick says Rimu Grove are fortunate because they always hand-pick their grapes, allowing the bunches infected with botrytis to be cut out. "We have a good crew of pickers and we can be selective. The good fruit has fantastic flavours so we should have some very good wine this year." Nelson Winegrowers Association chairman Jonny Hiscox concedes "it's been a hell of a growing season" with the weather throwing everything at growers. He says vineyards have also had to contend with a new strain of powdery mildew, and now the rain has created a perfect environment for botrytis and impacted on sugar levels. "The fruit was in good condition but the rain diluted the brix and now we have to play a waiting game, which prolongs the agony," he says. Jonny, who manages Whenua

Grape pickers, from left, Erik Supcik, Nick Pospischil and Kjell Brennecke, at Rimu Grove Winery. Photo: Simon Bloomberg Matua Vineyard in Upper Moutere, says botrytis could become an even bigger problem following further rain over the last week. "The bigger vineyards that machine harvest will have to go through and remove the affected fruit by hand, which takes time and is another unbudgeted cost.

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Velma’s ten kids make it home for 90th birthday Brittany Spencer Velma Oliver’s ten children may be scattered across the world, but every one of them made it home for her 90th birthday. On Sunday, the born and bred local celebrated her nine decades at Mapua’s Boat Club with every one of her children and as many friends and family members as she could pack in. With most spread about the country and some over the ditch, coordinating even the immediate family is no mean feat. While the oldest and youngest, Marilyn Tunnicliff and Tania McBride still live in Hope, Val’s youngest son Grant travelled from Queensland to be with her and Val’s grandson Jeremy Taylor flew back from Los Angeles. “They’re all scattered, I’ve got some in Nelson, some in Christchurch, some in Auckland, some in Whanganui, some in Australia and all round,” says Val. “I am a very lucky lady, it’s wonderful to see them all together. “We invited friends, family and acquaintances, as many as I could fit, it’s the one time that I could say it would be really wonderful to have them all together.” Val’s fourth child, Charmaine

Taylor, says it’s very rare for the family to all be in the same place at the same time. “It’s a bit of a mission, we’ve been planning this for months so it’s great everyone can be together.” To most, she is known simply as Val, but to her five sons and five daughters she is “supermum”. “She would always make the best out of everything and she was amazing at managing money and food and us kids,” says Charmaine. “Nothing fazed her, it didn’t matter what we did. She never used bad language, except one time when the boys threw one of her pots outside and started using it as a battering ram for some game. I’ll never forget it, she was out on the doorstep hammering it back into shape and she said, ‘those bloody boys, that’s the last time they’re getting a pot of mine to play with’. That was the one and only time I’ve ever heard her swear.” Val’s youngest, Tania McBride, says she loved growing up with nine older siblings. “There was always someone to play with, but I grew up with three older brothers directly above me so there was a lot of rough and tumble. I still feel like the baby even though I’m old now.”

From left to right, Top row: Mike, Tony and Grant Lovell, Charmain Taylor, David and Roger Lovell. Bottom row: Rosemary Lovell, Marilyn Tunnicliff, Val Oliver, Tania McBride and Jenny Marchbanks. Photo: Brittany Spencer. The youngest of eleven herself, Val always knew she wanted a large family. “I always wanted my young ones to be like I was, one of many. It can be chaos but it’s fun, and you’re always there for each other.” Val grew up on a 12 acre property on Ranzau Rd, the same one she raised her children in and the same house that Tania lives in

now. “Ranzau was just a gravel road back then with no lighting and very few houses. I remember the dear old lady next door walking her cow up and down the entire road so it could feed on the grass. “We used to jump across the frosty paddocks in the morning to get to school and Hope School only had two rooms back then, one for the little ones and

one for the older ones. It was the same when my kids began to go to Ranzau School, things have definitely changed in the district. “Everyone knew each other and my brother used to host big barn dances over the road. We had lots and lots of fun because there were always loads of people around and I think that’s what I’ve loved best about my life, to have so many friends and family.”


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e l p o e p d o o f h s e r f r Y ou Lynda Evans talks with a service provider at the Positive Ageing Expo which was held at Headingly Centre on Friday. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

Great numbers to Positive Ageing Expo Jessie Johnston Hundreds of people, keen to learn more about making the most of their retirement, turned out for the annual Positive Ageing Expo on Friday. The event, which was held at Headingly Centre in Richmond, showcased information, products, services and community groups that can help older people stay active, social and healthy. After an introduction by Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne, the public had the opportunity to browse over 70 stalls including companion driving services, St John, funeral services, mobility solutions, Nelson Grey Power and community groups such as Menzshed. The expo also offered three different seminars, one focusing on being online savvy in order to help older people avoid falling victim to online scams, the other looked at making the most of health services, including what questions to ask and how to receive the information in a way that can be understood,

while the third focused on keeping homes warm, healthy and comfortable by maximising their existing resources. “It’s been fantastic, a good range of stalls and a huge number turning up again which is great, we were a bit worried that the weather might have a dampening effect, but it’s been great,” says Mike TasmanJones, community partnership coordinator at Tasman District Council. “I think [it’s popular] because under one roof and on one day people can find a whole range of different information, they can talk to the service groups and community groups involved, they can find out how they can get involved or how the service can help them.” Anna Cole from Stoke was amongst those exploring what the expo had to offer and says she was impressed with the variety of stalls the expo incorporated. “I’m in that age group of over-65, and other years I was still working so I wasn’t able to come, [but this year] I wanted to see what’s available locally.”

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Gala raises $20k for St Paul’s new hall Brittany Spencer St Paul’s School is well on their way to a new multi-function centre following the huge success of Saturday’s Harvest Gala. Hundreds of people turned up in their rain jackets and gummies to support the school and enjoy the entertainment, food, games, haunted house, silent auction and tutorials from Celebrity Masterchef Richard Harris. Organiser Heather Lackner says the community really came together and got behind the school. “We had huge support from the parents, the kids got really excited and involved, and the community donated a massive amount of things,” she says. “I think the haunted house was one of the biggest successes, we had people coming out crying because they were so frightened.” Board of Trustees chair Adrianne Hill says the gala raised over $20,000. “That’s huge, because we’re only a small school with 110 families so to pull that all together, get it done and make that much profit is amazing.” The money raised at the gala will go towards building a multi-function centre for the school. At the moment the school doesn’t have a hall, and Adrianne says they can only get the school together for ten minutes each Monday morning. “At the moment, we have a role of around 220 and we sort of cram all the children into our music room. But the children really are almost sitting on top of each other, it’s such a tight fit. “It’s really so that the whole school has somewhere to gather together, for shared prayer, for liturgy, for music, but it would be attached to

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Wairua Warrior Obstacle Race organiser Greg Witika and Smiths Sport Shoes owner Ryan Stewart. Photo: Andrew Board.

Andrew Board Composure will be the key to this year’s Wairua Warrior Obstacle Race, says its organiser, but that’s easier said than done. More than 400 people have already registered for this year’s event, which will see competitors race either 6km or 12km across the muddy Happy Valley course. Along the way, competitors will encounter various obstacles which need to be completed, or a punishment of burpees awaits. Obstacles range from rope climbs to barbed wire crawling to sand bag carries, climbing walls and tyre drags. Organiser Greg Witika says all of the obstacles “doable” but the key for competitors will be to keep it simple. “The most difficult obstacles are the ones that don’t require a lot of energy, they require just a little bit of composure. But when you’re going through obstacle after obstacle, composure is kind of out the window. So those who can compose themselves will do well.” The Wairua Warrior is in its second year, almost doubling the number of entrants from last year. Greg says these kinds of events are gaining in popularity around the world and he expects the same here in Nelson. “It’s definitely an event that could cater for up to 1000 and that’s what we want to aim for. So we’re happy to have 400 participants within two years.” The race sees people enter in a team or as individuals before heading off on the course. Thirty-six marshals are stationed around the course to ensure competitors get help, if they need it, and to provide some encouragement. Greg says the atmosphere of the event is all about fun and competitors help each out along the way. But before the “open wave” of the race starts, the “elite wave” will get a crack at the course. The elite wave has attracted around 30 of the sport’s top competitors from around the country and even some from Australia. Greg says he sees the elite section as a growth area. “What we want to do is separate those who are really competitive and don’t want to get stuck amongst the masses of people and really want to challenge themselves. We want to really lift the awareness of elite wave and try to attract the trail runners, marathon runners and those kinds of athletes to the sport.” The first man and woman home in the elite wave will win a $500 voucher from Smiths Sport Shoes. The Wairua Warrior is on this Saturday, April 9, at Happy Valley from 7.30am. Competitors can register on the day but won’t receive a race t-shirt. For more information see wairuawarrior.co.nz

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BREWERY KITCHEN & BAR 660 Main Rd, Stoke | Ph 547 5357 New Management

After four months under new management, McCashin's Brewery Kitchen and Bar is almost unrecognisable when you step inside. Lincoln and Brigitta Womersley, who also own and operate BLINC Catering, began their new venture with a hiss and a roar late last year, and after a successful summer season have finally come up for air. The iconic McCashin's operation is now split into two, with the McCashin family continuing to craft their beer in the brewery, while Lincoln and Brigitta are all about serving up delicious food. “We thought it would be a really cool challenge, an excellent opportunity and another great business and family to work

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with,” says Lincoln, on their decision to take over the kitchen. Lincoln and Brigitta both believe that McCashin's STOKE Beer and Rochdale Cider are excellent products and the chance to pair them with food was something they couldn’t pass up. “That’s where we want to go with this,” says Lincoln, “people are drinking the beer with some really good food and it becomes a memory.” As well as working the kitchen and front-of-house at McCashin's Brewery Kitchen and Bar, Lincoln and Brigitta are also kept busy with BLINC Catering, which is possible thanks to the reliable McCashin's Kitchen and Bar team. Starting at 7am in the morning when people come to grab their first hit of

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BREWERY KITCHEN & BAR 660 Main Rd, Stoke | Ph 547 5357 on Potato Rosti, Soups, Gourmet Pies and Sausage Rolls. McCashin’s Brewery Kitchen and Bar is open from 7am until 6pm on Monday and Tuesday, 7am until 10pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 9am until 6pm on Sunday.

Partnering with McCashin’s Brewery

One of the main drawcards for taking on McCashin’s Kitchen and Bar was the support offered by partnering with the McCashin family, and Lincoln and Brigitta are proud to be working alongside such an iconic Nelson business. “We have a unique partnership with McCashin’s Brewery in that even though we are two separate businesses, we all work hard to support each other,” says Lincoln. The hospitality side, which Brigitta and Lincoln manage, includes the regular brewery tours on offer twice daily from Monday to Friday, one starting at 11am and the second at 2pm. Bookings are essential for the tour which runs for around 30-40 minutes, followed by a tasting of everything on tap, which includes five STOKE Beers and one ROCHDALE Three Berry Cider. The tour guide talks people through the unique flavour characteristics of each STOKE Beer, the background behind the beers, the McCashin family’s history and revolution of the brewing industry in New Zealand. Tours can be booked by calling 547 0329.

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The partnership also flowed through to the refit, with the design being a collaborative effort with the brewery. “We wanted to make it a little bit more contemporary and wanted to compliment the fact we are in amongst a brewery - a working

operation, hence the viewing windows so people can see through to the bottling area,” says Lincoln. “There is a fair bit of noise that goes with it, but instead of trying to pretend that it’s not there we want people to feel as if they’re part of it. They can see the bottling, the fork lifts, the pallets of beer and the trucks coming in to pick up the orders to go overseas.” The new business has not just seen a redecoration, a two month remodel has created a completely new layout for the café/restaurant and both businesses can’t wait for The new look McCashin’s Brewery Kitchen and Bar people to come and enjoy it. The will impress, and is the perfect venue for your next beer garden is also up and runprivate function ning with big ideas in the pipeline

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Cyclist hit by car door: I could have been killed Andrew Board

A Tahunanui man knocked off his bike a fortnight ago is urging drivers to take extra care when opening their car doors. Barry Taylor was cycling along Rocks Rd, near the Boathouse, when the driver’s door of a parked car was opened right in front of him. The impact sent him flying in the air before crashing to the ground and leaving the 55 year old with a fractured vertebra, ribs and pelvis. After spending a week in hospital he is now back at his home on Blackwood St – which is right next door to the home of Bill Higgins, who was killed when he was knocked off his bike on Tahunanui Drive last November. Barry says that he thought of Bill after the crash. “I thought ‘jeez, it could have been another one of us’. It certainly crossed my mind.” He says the impact of the acci-

Tahunanui man Barry Taylor, a week after he was knocked off his bike along Rocks Rd. Photo: Andrew Board. dent left him in so much pain he couldn’t move. “Everyone who tried to touch me I just told them to stay away, just leave me alone. Someone said they called the ambulance and when they arrived they bundled me on board with multiple screams and flash language.”

In hospital, the doctors told him they had to wait for the pain to ease before they could do scans, so Barry was taken to a ward and made as comfortable as possible. He says it was agony. “It felt like my leg had been ripped out, it was excruciating. They gave me morphine and

other pain-killers but the pain was so bad.” Barry was in hospital for eight days and now faces a three month recovery. He is a beneficiary, but does volunteer at the Koha Shed and is the area coordinator for the pink ribbon street appeal. He says he usually looks through the rear windows of parked cars when he is cycling to make sure no one is in the driver’s seat who could open the door. But this car had tinted windows and luggage in the back that he couldn’t see through. “It could have been worse, I could have been killed. But I’m trying to stay positive,” he says. Police are following up with the man who opened the car door, he identified himself as “Steve” to nelsonlive.co.nz, which first reported the story. To cap off a crummy week for Barry, his beloved dog was put down after it was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Apprentice builders make playhouses for kids Nelson apprentices competing in this year’s Certified Builders Carpentry Apprentice Challenge this Friday at NMIT will be building children’s playhouses to be donated to local early childcare providers. Certified Builders Nelson is inviting all local play-centres, kindergartens, crèches and other early childcare providers to get in touch by contacting Nick Matthews (nick@certified. co.nz) if they are interested in a playhouse. The playhouses are designed specifically for children of preschool age, built low to the ground, wide and stable, and measuring approximately 1.8 metres in height. The set-up includes a small climbing wall, stepladder and low swing. They will be constructed of durable, long-lasting trade-quality construction timber and materials, and built with pre-schoolers in mind (no sharp edges and nails punched flush below the surface). The playhouses will be donated in their natural timber state so that early childcare providers can use them as is or paint them as they choose to add their own personal touch.

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Who’s Who in Wakatu... Heslop Automotive is your one stop mechanical service centre. Heslop Automotive encompasses a quality repair service specialising in cars, light commercial vehicles, 4x4 vehicles, campervans and caravans. Their team of automotive mechanics have a wealth of knowledge and are highly skilled in all manner of repairs and services. They also specialise in fast and efficient Warrants of Fitness on all vehicles. Heslops have access to training on modern vehicle systems and sophisticated diagnostic equipment. This results in better service levels that they can provide to their customers. With state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, Heslops are in the perfect posi-

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bikes, as well as selling a range of genuine motorcycle and marine parts. Morley is also home to a team of highly trained technicians with the experience to assist in all your servicing requirements whether it’s a motorcycle, outboard or boat. Morley has it all and more with quality safety gear and accessories such as Macna jackets, RST Leather, Italian made Caberg helmets, LS2 and FFM Helmets, Bullit jeans and a large range of road motocross and ATV tyres. Visit them in store or check out their products online at www.morleymotorcycles.co.nz Established in 1978 by the current family owners, Barry and Jan

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Who’s Who in Wakatu... Star caravans and Elddis caravans, for which they are the master importer and distributor for New Zealand. Each brand they offer is also backed by the manufacturer’s warranty. You can trust the RV Leisure Centre to get things right when it comes to your camper, motor home or caravan, so give them a call today on 543 8284, or pop in to their yard for a chat at 21 Elms Street.

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Concept Wardrobes and Joinery – a great ‘concept’ for your storage spaces. Whether it is a small space to op- With a delicious range of cabinet food on offer and quality coffee timise, an expansive roasted which is ground on site, stop in for lunch at Pomeroy’s. 4 Elms Street, Stoke, Nelson wardrobe or storage Phone 03 544 3108 area, a full kitchen, laundry or office joinery, Joinery for personal service. One of the team can Dave Gibb and the team at Concept Wardrobes also visit you for an onsite consultation. Their free sales@freemanroofing.co.nz and Joinery bring their expertise and crafts- quote includes 3D design images. manship to produce quality storage and joinery for you. Concept Wardrobes and Joinery offer a personal service from designing and manufacturing through to installation here locally in Nelson. Their showroom at 20 Tokomaru Place Our built-in designs in the Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, features optimise space and Concept Wardrobe designs with a range of options including drawers, storage baskets, shoe make choosing your racks and a full colour range. Sliding doors are clothes an enjoyable also available. experience. S t o r a g e D e s i g n e d F o r Yo u r H o m e To achieve your desired storage system whether it be a wardrobe, kitchen, linen space, garage P h : 0 3 5 4 4 1 4 2 0 Ce l l : 0 2 7 4 4 4 5 2 0 0 E m a i l : i n f o @ c o n c e p t w a r d r o b e s . c o. n z or office storage for your new or existing home 2 0 To k o m a r u P l , Wa k a t u I n d u s t r i a l E s t a t e w w w. c o n c e p t w a r d r o b e s . c o. n z or business, contact Concept Wardrobes and

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Who’s Who in Wakatu... Behind WSM Motorcycles is a father and son team who are passionate about motorbikes. From their workshop in the Wakatu Industrial Estate, Ruth, Pat and Shaune restore, service and build bikes, specialising in Harley Davidson’s.

Laser Electrical Nelson are “totally dependable” when it comes to all your electrical requirements. The team of dedicated electrical professionals can put their hand to any task, from domestic, commercial and industrial wiring, to design and build projects, renovations, air conditioning, home ventilation, floor heating, solar PV systems, oven repairs, service/fault work and security and CCTV systems. Providing home and business owners with a one-stop-shop approach has always been a goal for Laser Electrical Nelson, so for all your electrical needs, whether its security, wiring, PV solar or fault fixing, contact them today on 543 9222 or email nelson@ laserelectrical.co.nz.

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good at it. WSM Motorcycles is a father and son team that can bring your bike to life. While Pat and his son Shaune specialise in building, servicing and restoring Harley Davidson’s, they are also the people you can trust when it comes to restoring most old British bikes and can build custom bikes to your exact specifications. While WSM Motorcycles has been located in the Wakatu Industrial Estate for nine years, Pat has a background in the mechanical industry that goes back to 1981. As well as bikes, WSM Motorcycles are more than happy to restore, service or repair vintage vehicles, their current restoration project being a 1955 Bedford. For more information on how WSM Motorcycles can help you, give them a call on 539 0044. Waterblaster Solutions sell, service and hire water blasters, steam cleaners, industrial vacuum cleaners and industrial

heaters. As a registered Electrical Services Technician with well over 15 years experiences, owner Grant Sutton knows exactly what you need to get the job done and offers hire equipment so you can get the job done while your equipment is serviced or repaired, eliminating downtime. An authorised service agent for four major water blaster brands, Waterblaster Solutions also supplies hoses and fittings at competitive prices, as well as detergents and cleaners for your equipment. Need something out of the ordinary? Waterblaster Solutions will design and build machinery and attachments to suit your needs in their modern workshop. Qualified engineering and electrical staff provide precision design. Is your waterblaster or industrial vacuum cleaner due for a service or replacement? Call Waterblaster Solutions on 544 9474 or 027 445 0540 for their mobile service.

Public information sessions for the Southern Link Investigation kicked off in Nelson last week, resulting in good turnouts but mixed views from local residents. Nelson Weekly attended meetings at Stoke Hall on Friday and Elma Turner Library on Saturday, which both attracted over 40 people. The drop-in style sessions allowed people to engage with representatives from NZTA, to gain a better understanding of the three proposed approaches to improve congestion and accessibility on Nelson’s arterial routes between the Annesbrook Drive and Haven Road roundabouts. The three approaches are: to improve the existing road network, widening the existing arterial routes, or building a new route. Public feedback from the sessions will be used to help NZTA further develop the Programme Business Case for the project. At the sessions, some locals said they were pleased to see the number of different approaches, with one young resident saying it would “take the heat out of it”. “It’s good to see that it’s not the Southern Link or nothing,” he said. Some were indecisive, and had come along to gather information and “get their heads around the options”. Others came to the sessions to

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The Giants celebrated the reopening of their beloved “hangar” in perfect style on Saturday night. The Mike Pero Nelson Giants first home game of the National Basketball League also doubled as the reopening of the region’s largest civic building, the Trafalgar Centre. It closed in December 2013 after it was deemed a risk to those inside in the event of a major earthquake. Debate has raged since over the decision, but last year the council decided to strengthen the parts of the building and rebuild the aging entrance area that included the Victory room, kitchen and toilet block. The $12.9 million upgrade still has months to go, but

enough has been done to allow the Giants back into the stadium they’ve played at since the 1980s. It was close to a sell-out and those who were there didn’t leave disappointed, with the Giants holding onto a slender 88-86 lead to claim their fifth win of the season, over the Taranaki Mountain Airs. The win leaves the Giants top of the table. One of the Giants best on the night, Finn Delany, says it was great to be back. “Mentally, it’s a big boost for the team and the club to get back to Trafalgar, it’s where all the history is and all the memories, so it’s awesome for us to be back.” Nelson mayor Rachel Reece says she’s proud of all those who worked on opening the stadium in time for the Giants.

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Mike Pero Nelson Giants’ Bronson Beri, left, and Raymond Cowels III, celebrate after a game-clinching basket by Cowels late in the game. Photo: Barry Whitnall/Shuttersport. “I couldn’t have picked a better event to get the stadium open for, to welcome our Giants home is just brilliant.” Before tip off, Giants legend Phill Jones was handed a bunch of flowers from his oldest fan, 96 year-ol

Doris Cuthbert, for reaching 7000 league points the week before. It is thought to be a league record. Nelson Weekly reported on Phill and Doris’s two decade relationship as player and fan last month, when the Giants gave Doris and her daughter

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Football referee hangs up his whistle Andrew Board For almost 40 straight winters Ian Hull has spent his weekends either refereeing football matches around Nelson, or assessing those who do. That run will come to an end this year, with his decision to swap a Nelson winter for a summer in Canada and Europe. But his dedication to the sport earned him a surprise life membership of Nelson Bays Football, last week. Ian began refereeing when he was roped in at the last minute to replace a friend who went down injured. “I arrived here [from the UK] in 1970 and got involved with Nelson City junior football and then started coaching rep teams. But I got involved with this guy Dennis who was a referee and I used to run the line for him. Then one day he rang me up just a little while before kick-off and said ‘look Ian, I can’t do the game today, I’m Ian Hull was made a injured. Can you do life member of Nelson the game?’ That’s Bays Football last week how it started.” after almost 40 years And it continued as a referee and referee for 38 straight win- development officer. ters. Photo: Andrew Board. Ian says he quickly got his local refereeing badge before working towards his New Zealand badge. He refereed National League games in Nelson and Chatham Cup games. He admits that refereeing isn’t for everyone, but it was something he relished. “You can never force someone into refereeing. You can twist their arm to play a game because they’re in a team, but you can’t force someone to stand by themselves in the middle of the field. For me it was just one of those things, you have to have a hobby or something, and it just fell into place. I just carried on through the ranks.” He says there were times when players crossed the line, but it was a rarity. “There has only ever been one player who I genuinely felt crossed the line on a regular basis, we didn’t get on. I think it's white line fever. Talk to a guy outside the field of play and he’s the nicest guy, cross that field of play and he changes. But most players realise that referees are doing it on a voluntary basis.” More recently, Ian has stepped off the pitch in his role as referee development officer for Nelson Bays Football. It was a role he enjoyed. “I thoroughly enjoyed the referee development role. My only regret is not geting more young referees into it. It’s probably been the only letdown.” Ian’s involvement in football isn’t over though. He’s already been asked about helping with the national league games when the competition returns to Nelson this summer. Peter Cobbledick has replaced Ian as referee development officer.

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Wanderers supporters at Jubilee Park on Saturday afternoon were in rugby heaven. Their senior rugby team inflicted surely one of the biggest ever defeats on its arch-rival Star & Garter Waimea Old Boys. If you’re a Waimea fan, you may not want to read any further. If you’re a Taylor’s Contracting Wanderers fan, grab a seat and enjoy. From the opening whistle Wanderers looked too big, too fast and too strong for a young and developing Waimea team. By half time they had racked up 50 points and, after a brief spell of dominance from Waimea at the start of the second half, Wanderers got back to work. Waimea’s cover defence was called on time and time again as Wanderers outside backs made huge inroads, lead by fullback Jesse Pitman. Wanderers scrum and line out were superior and tries were scored from length-of-thefield runs to pick-and-gos at the line. Waimea fans shouldn’t be too despondent though, this is a

Wanderers prop Mauricio Gomez Pino, centre, celebrates a try with Sean King, left, and Dan Perrin.

team suffering because of its own success. If James Lowe, Billy Guyton, Jeff Lepa, Pete Samu, Tevita Cavubati, Marty Banks and Sam Prattley were not all playing Super Rugby you could guarantee a much different result. With that exodus of players, Waimea are having to start again, hoping to develop their next wave of stars. Waimea co-coach Mark Milne says his side’s attitude was the most disappointing aspect of the game for him. “We were pretty disappointed, we pride ourselves as a young team having a good attitude and we felt that slipped on Saturday, but we might put that down to being overawed.” He says they need to learn from the loss or there will be plenty more of them. “But I’m confident we can, I really am. I’m still pretty chipper. No team likes to lose by that many points but you have be realistic and that’s probably a true reflection of where the two sides are at the moment. We’re readjusting as a team and a club and we’re going through a readjustment period, but conceding that many isn’t much fun.” Waimea will travel to play Kahurangi this Saturday in Motueka. Kahurangi last week beat Nelson 28-13. For Wanderers, the win leaves them top of the Tasman Trophy table after three wins from as many games. This Saturday they play Stoke at Greenmeadows. Both these Tasman Trophy games kick off at 3pm. In the curtain-raiser on Saturday, Waimea’s Car Company Nelson Bays division two team beat Wanderers 14-10 in a tight match.

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Your local award winning building company Introducing Ian Armstrong “I am really excited to join the Stonewood Homes sales team and I look forward to meeting and helping as many people as I can into their new homes. My extensive background in both sales roles and senior management in the Timber Industry for 30 years has given me a very good understanding of construction techniques, building materials and the processes associated with building a new house. As well as this career experience I have also personally project managed and built houses for myself on sections with varied land challenges. I understand the need to keep to a budget and that no new house owner likes budget blowouts or unexpected costs. As my customer my aim would be to make the building process an exciting and stress free one where you can voice your ideas and wishes freely for the house that you want. Quality is our aim and no house is too big or small. We also have a selected group of experts to help with decision making in key areas like interior and kitchen design should you require it. I look forward to meeting you all and helping you in any way that I can.” Ian

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100% Locally owned and operated Building your dream home has never been easier thanks to Stonewood Homes Nelson. The 100% locally owned and operated company strives to make building your home an enjoyable, stress free process, even clients building homes who are outside the region have a virtual link to Stonewood Homes Nelson thanks to Stonewoodconnect™, an online system that tracks you the progress of your build. Whether you have a drawing on a napkin, complete architectural plans or no idea at all, the team at Stonewood Homes Nelson can help you design a home

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