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Fury at ‘sky high’ Air NZ prices Air New Zealand’s high prices to fly to and from Nelson have attracted a huge wave of criticism from its own customers. Last week Waimea Weekly reported on several issues that local customers were having with the airline. Since then close to 200 emails, phone calls and comments via the newspaper’s website and Facebook page have flooded in, our largest response ever. A handful of comments were negative about the story but more than 90 per cent praised the paper for reporting the high prices and other issues including alleged rude behaviour from one of its staff members. Kim Langridge, the airport manager for Air Nelson says she was disappointed in the article. “Errol Hardie has worked for Air New Zealand for more than 25 years and during his time he has proudly served thousands of Nelsonians. Clearly there are some people

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who have been disappointed with Errol’s customer service which is something we will certainly discuss with him.” This newspaper had over 37 authenticated written complaints many of which were forwarded to the airline in an attempt to show them the perceived severity of the situation. Other issues raised included Air New Zealand’s monopoly on the industry in Nelson and the high fares they offer. Last week Air New Zealand said the cost of its fares was higher for smaller aeroplanes. “The operating costs for these aircraft are higher and the costs are shared by fewer passengers and this is reflected in the ticket prices. As a comparison, Air New Zealand operates larger A320 aircraft on

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“We think we will, yes. We really like the young royals and it’s not far to travel. We’re going to make a weekend of it.”

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our Tasman and Pacific Island routes which not only have lower operating costs they also carry up to 168 passengers.” But a retired engineer came forward this week to debunk that reason, saying the operating costs for smaller planes are a lot less. “It is not true that smaller turboprop planes operated out of Nelson cost more to operate than larger jets on other domestic routes. A 737-800’s operating costs are $US7578 per hour. A Q300 (Nelson) operating costs are $US2688 per hour,” wrote Tony Emsley. “The high late booking price is because the airline knows that people will pay it when they have to travel. Of course no competition does help.” Kelly Kilgour, of Air New Zealand, says the airline does discount fares to various destinations and bigger planes are coming to Nelson more. “We deploy our larger more

efficient aircraft to regional centres in line with demand. Nelson is a growth market and we’re increasingly utilising our larger 68 seat ATR aircraft on the Auckland-Nelson route to increase capacity and stimulate demand, which will ultimately flow through to being able to offer a greater volume of cheaper fares out of Nelson.” But customers were less than happy with the current state of pricing. Diane Boote says she had to fly to Christchurch for an urgent MRI scan after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The return airfare cost her $456, which she found “ludicrous” and applied for dispensation for urgent medical treatment. “This MRI could not be done in Nelson, and Christchurch was the only alternative. I am a long-time Koru member and also a shareholder in Air New Zealand,” she pleaded to Air New Zealand. The response from Air New Zealand was:

“Unfortunately our guidelines cannot cover passengers who need to make last minute bookings for medical visits at other ports. Mrs Boote, I am sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis and wish you well.” Sophie Thorn says when she was skiing down in Queenstown last year she spoke to a few people who had instead of taking a flight from Nelson direct to Queenstown, taken a flight from Nelson to Auckland, Auckland to Brisbane, Brisbane to Queenstown as it was “so much cheaper” than flying Nelson to Queenstown. “It’s disgusting the prices they charge, just because they are taking advantage of Nelson, it’s stripping people from being able to enjoy a nice holiday and in some cases visiting family members around NZ.” Helen Hills wrote that she recently went on-line to book tickets to fly from Nelson to Melbourne, via Auckland, and return from Sydney. “The fares seemed excessive

compared to the fares that our friends had booked out of Blenheim for the same destinations. We looked at earlier and later flights from Nelson to connect with the Auckland to Melbourne flight, but they were even more expensive. In the end, we decided to drive over the hill and travel with our friends from Blenheim, saving $606, minus the fuel.” But Air New Zealand says it does release cheap flights. “Our cheapest fares always sell out first for obvious reasons. If a customer is trying to book very close to their travel date or on a particularly popular date the cheapest fares are generally already sold out. However, Air New Zealand continually releases discounted fares to various domestic destinations.” An editorial on this issue is printed on page 14 of this newspaper and please keep sending us your horror stories from your dealings with Air New Zealand.

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the land. Peter says the Hoddy family “saved the day”, making a substantial donation to the trust, allowing it to repay the loan for the land’s purchase after Peter Hoddy passed away in January 2005. “We had to repay a loan we used to buy the land and we had a shortfall in the funding. We were in a very precarious position so I called (Nelson MP) Nick Smith for help. “Nick has always been a great supporter of the project and he talked to the Hoddy family and they saved the day. From there we have just plodded on.” Peter says the Hoddy’s are at the head of a very generous list of people and groups who have


donated money, time and materials to the project starting with Tom Sturgess who provided an interest free loan for three years for the trust to purchase the land. The trust purchased the land for $150,000. Richard Hoddy says the park is a wonderful tribute to his father and that his brother Michael and two sisters, Anne and Carol, are all delighted to be involved in a project that the whole community will enjoy. “I’m sure that, if my father were alive today, he would be honoured,” Richard says. Tasman District Council has also been a partner in the project, contributing funding of $55,000 as well as providing advice and guidance to the project team and will now manage the day to day running of the park.

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NEWS in brief $1.7M FOR FLOOD RECOVERY: Civil defence minister Nikki Kaye yesterday announced the government will pay $1.46 million to Nelson City Council and $317,000 to Tasman District Council for civil defence emergency response and recovery costs arising from the flood event in the Nelson-Tasman region in December 2011. SAVE THE CHILDREN FAIR A SUCCESS: Save the Children had a tremendous response from the public at their annual market held at the Stoke Memorial Hall. A total of $8362 was raised, which they are very happy to be able to pass on.

Power costs $133 more Home electricity bills rose higher in Nelson and Marlborough than anywhere else in the country, a whopping $133, or 6.2 per cent, annually. Nationwide, the average increase was $63 in the 12 months to February, with the biggest increases generally occurring in some smaller cities. Dunedin got off

the lightest, with an increase of $9 and Auckland came second at $13, reported the New Zealand Herald. The figures come from an analysis - done by small retailer Powershop - of survey data published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Grey Power Nelson, which has been wor-

ried about the increase in power prices, says the findings are not good news for Nelsonians and president Neville Male says they need to stop. “While this is happening at one end, we have a policy against using wood burners at the other, so we’re being squeezed at both ends,” he says.

Performers rock da mall Shoppers at the Richmond Mall were treated to musical entertainment on Thursday night, with the first of the Rock da House mini-concerts being held in the food court. The Richmond Mall will host an hour long performance every two-to-three weeks by a different school involved in the Rock da

House initiative, right up until the official Richmond Mall Rock da House concert in Motueka in August. The next performance will be by Brightwater School on April 10, starting at 6:30pm. It will be followed by a special Mother’s Day show featuring The Rock da House Backbeat Choir between 1 and 2pm.

Indyah and Paul Madsen perform at the Richmond Mall for the Rock da House mini-concert. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Police: Crime lowest since 1996 Total crime in the Tasman Police District is at its lowest point since 1996, according to figures released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand. The stats, which are to December 31 last year, show that crime in the district has been steadily declining since a peak in 2009 when a total of 18,804 offences were recorded. Last year, there were just 14,634 offences recorded. The Tasman Police District – which covers Nelson Bays, Marlborough and West Coast – also has a strong crime resolution rate with 51.6 per cent, according to the figures.

Nelson’s economy is growing faster than the national average and the manufacturing industry is leading the way. Last year, Nelson and Tasman combined to contribute $3,795,000,000 to the nation’s gross domestic product, or 1.8 per cent of the country’s total GDP, according to figures released last week by Statistics New Zealand. Manufacturing plays a big part in the local economy, with it performing particularly strongly in 2011 when it made up about 13 per cent of the region’s GDP. Between 2007 and 2011, the rental, hiring and real estate services and health care and social assistance industries contributed the most to the region’s GDP increase. In 2012, the main contributor to the increase was professional, scientific, technical, administrative, support services and agriculture industries. Statistics New Zealand says Nelson and Tasman have a “well-diversified economy” for a small region.

District Commander Superintendent Richard Chambers says the results being achieved were no surprise. “While there are always areas we will identify that require some extra focus, I’m very pleased to see we are maintaining and advancing our good results,” he says. Serious assaults have declined from last year and on a population basis are at the lowest level since 2002. Public place assaults are steadily declining. On a population basis they are now at the lowest level since 1999. Public order offences are also down 20

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Alan West and Victor MacGill near the finish line of the Walk for Water. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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SPCA over run with cats The Nelson SPCA was already over run with cats and kittens, and its resources are being stretched again after one man dropped off another 16 kittens to its Motueka site. About once a year the Nelson SPCA puts a call out to the public to say they are over run with felines. Currently there are 21 adult cats and 20 kittens up for adoption – and while that number is still short of its record of 65 cats in 2010, resources are stretched to cope with the higher population. Feline assistant Carmin Torrance didn’t want to elaborate on the situation where a man dropped off 16 kittens he didn’t want, but says the Nelson SPCA was hopeful they could be brought over from Motueka once its current numbers had reduced. “Hopefully we can get some moving over the week. I’ve had some others wanting to drop some off but we’ve had to hold them off for another week,” she says. “Once every year [we reach our limit] and it’s generally in this period after Christmas time with people moving or going away, but this is the second or third

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time this year we’ve had to put a call out.” Nelson SPCA take unwanted cats even though some other SPCAs do not, because they are worried “what would happen to them if we didn’t?’ says Carmin. “People are finding it tough out there and they can’t afford to own an animal, which makes our job hard as well. A lot of them are strays but we need people to take a little more responsibility. Some SPCAs don’t take in other people’s cats, they just can’t, they’re too full.” Carmin says pet owners need to take more responsibility and look for new potential owners before dropping them off at the SPCA as a last resort. “It just worries me that if we don’t take them then people will leave them behind and we’ll just end up with them anyway.” To help find new owners, SPCA is offering adult cats for half price at $50 while kittens can be adopted for $130. All cats are micro chipped, vaccinated and de-sexed.

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Soroptimists announce grant winner Marama Bevan has been chosen as the winner of this year’s education grant from Soroptimist International of Waimea. It’s the second year the group has run the grant and they say they’d like to see it become an annual scheme to help local women further their education. Marama Bevan, was one of nine who applied. She is in her second year at NMIT, studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing. This grant will allow her to pursue her dream of completing her degree, while taking away some of the added financial pressures that come with such a decision of returning to full time study. “I’m very grateful for receiving this scholarship and hope other women are inspired to follow their dreams.” Soroptimist member Helen Bywater, says the group were really impressed with the quality of applicants.

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WEDNESDAY 2 April 2014

Richmond man recalls time on sunken ship The former navy launch Tarapunga that sank near Pepin Island last month was involved in one of New Zealand’s most tragic and mysterious maritime disasters, searching for the ill-fated MV Holmglen that disappeared off Timaru on November 24, 1959. Auckland couple Gary and Carol Ardern escaped with only their cat when the Tarapunga caught fire and sank about five kilometres off Pepin Island on March 5. The US-built harbour defence launch was purchased by the New Zealand Navy in 1943 and later used for survey work around the coastline, before being sold to private owners in 1984. This week, a former navy crew member of the Tarapunga, Stephan Jolly of Richmond, recalled how they were one of the first ships to respond to a distress signal from the Holmglen. Stephan was a navy surveyor on the Tarapunga from 1956 to 1964 and says they were berthed in Port Timaru when the Holmglen sent a distress call at 9.35pm. The Tarapunga and another naval survey ship Takapau were the first to respond to the call but searchers found no sign of the vessel except for a large oil slick and floating debris. All 15 crew of the Holmglen, which was sailing from Oamaru to Wellington, died and only three bodies were recovered. It was one of the many stories Stephan told of his time on the Tarapunga and he says he was deeply

e l p o e p d o o f h s Y ou r f re Stephan Jolly looks through photos of the Tarapunga which caught fire near Pepin Island last month. saddened earlier this month when he heard it had sunk. He had been one of eight crew aboard the 72foot motor launch as she sailed around the coastline charting New Zealand’s waters. Stephan says the Tarapunga worked alongside the converted navy frigate HMNZS Lachlan, which was used to survey the deeper waters while the Tarapunga’s crew surveyed inshore areas. The Tarapunga was initially based at Devonport before moving to Wellington and Stephan says she had a top speed of 15 knots and was a pleasure to sail. Stephan says the last time he saw the Tarapunga was two years ago when she was berthed in Picton. “I had my grandson with me when I saw her and I said ‘that’s my old boat’. She had been modified quite a bit topside since I had sailed on her but she was still in pretty good condition. Then I heard about her sinking. That was sad for everyone who’d sailed on her.”

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Having a par ty/event/func tion? Call our photographer 544 9037 or 027 532 6461 Janny van Geldermalsen, Joanna Innes Walker and Pauline Schweder at the opening of the Hoddy Estuary Park.

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Cheryl Dalgety, Marian Goodman, Nicci Haley and Carol Sardella at Walk for Water.

This week we attended a combined 71st birthday party at the Waimea Old Boys clubrooms, which was actually Oakley Salton’s 21st birthday and her father Jeremy Salton’s 50th. We also went to the Walk for Water charity event at Rabbit Island and the opening of the Hoddy Estuary Reserve on Sunday. Do you have a party coming up? Contact our photographer at editorial@waimeaweekly. or by phoning us on 544 9037.

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Air NZ: Air NZ are a joke. We normally fly Jetstar to Oz never had a problem. We just came back from Gold Coast on Thursday last week. Our daughter bought a skate board over there Air NZ wanted to charge us $120 to get it on the plane. Sadly after all the crying we had to leave it at the airport we simply could not afford to bring it back. Terrible service in NZ and Oz. Will only fly other airlines from now on. Rebecca Thomson.

My daughter had a similar experience flying out of Nelson a while ago. Flying with her daughter, they had one suitcase between them which was 4kg over the limit. She was instructed to either carry the excess baggage on herself - or pay the (from memory $5.00 per kg) excess. They had one small carryon bag, and were required to put the excess into a plastic bag, as they were allowed a carryon bag each of course. After complaining about the stupidity of this ruling, and asking how she was supposed to carry two bags and her daughter, the only redeeming factor was that the check in woman did arrange for someone to meet her at the plane at her Auckland destination to assist. Obviously the ruling has not been made by staff checking people in, but how one

slightly overweight bag instead of the allowance of two makes any difference is totally illogical. It is not as though the extra weight is an OSH issue, as it is O.K. if you pay for it. Another example of NZ bureaucracy. L.K. Fitzgerald. The timing of this article could not have been better! I had a similar experience and have mailed a formal complaing to Air NZ over a month ago with no response. We arrive 4 minutes late for a 6:30am flight to Christchurch. The airport was empty and quiet. This was the start of our trip to take my daughter to Otago University and drop her off. The same man you wrote about was so incredibly rude. Our plane was still on the ground and he refused to let us board. He kept pointing at our ticket to show us we were wrong by arriving late as our ticket ‘clearly stated’. I begged and actually broke down in tears. We had to pay $200 to rebook for a flight two hours later, which was half full. It took him about two minutes to rebook us and I might add, our plane was still on the ground as we sat down to wait. What a pity that we have no power and they hold it all. Andrea Adair. Firstly, Air New Zealand is incredibly disappointed in the way the Waimea Weekly has managed the

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Sick teen still fundraising for others Georgia Ferris has had a year from hell but it isn’t stopping her from taking on a fundraising mission usually reserved for healthy people trying to help people like her. Georgia, 17, was a healthy teenager until May last year, when a gastro intestinal disorder left her unable to attend school or her part time job and having to spend months in hospitals around the country. It was in one of those hospitals – Auckland Public – that Georgia met a fellow patient, a woman called Briar Lobb. When they first met, Georgia

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remembers thinking she was around 11 years old and was happy there was another “kid” in the hospital. Later that day she found out Briar was in fact 26, but was so frail because cancer had left her terminally ill. Georgia says Briar was so positive and full of life that she had a remarkable impact on her and the two became close friends over the five weeks they spent together in hospital. Earlier this year, Briar lost her fight with cancer and

when Georgia found out she was herself battling serious complications of her illness at Christchurch hospital. Georgia decided to participate in the Relay for Life in Nelson last month to honour Briar and while there saw some girls shaving their heads to raise more money for cancer research. She says she wanted to join in there and then to fully honour Briar but friends convinced her to delay it so she could raise some money. But because of her illness, people have come forward pledging money if she doesn’t shave her head, but she’s not

interested in that. “It’s only hair, it grows back and some think it’s going to make my health condition worse, but it’s only hair.” She’s already raised close to $1000 for the hospice that cared for Briar in her home town of Palmerston North and is hoping for $2000 by the end of this week when she will shave her hair and donate it to Pantene, who use the hair to make wigs for cancer patients. Georgia’s mum Robyn FerrisMaxwell says she’s right behind

Georgia’s challenge. “Yes Georgia’s sick, but doing things that make you feel good can only make you stronger and there’s a really beautiful meaning behind it.” While Georgia’s road to recovery is still far from certain or far from complete she says helping honour her friend who taught her about staying positive will mean a lot to her. To donate money visit http:// locksofloveforbriar

Georgia Ferris with her mum Robyn Ferris-Maxwell. Georgia has been sick for almost a year but is still planning on cutting her hair for charity this week. Photo: Andrew Board.

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at the finish line. Sanitarium general manager Pierre van Heerden was thrilled with how popular the event was, with children from right across the Top of the South taking part. “The Nelson event was a fantastic morning and it was great to see the kids giving it their all while having fun with their friends,” he says. “On behalf of the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon, I’d like to congratulate the kids who took part. I’d also like to thank their parents and the local Nelson community for their support in making the event special for the children involved”.

I remember the night in 1979 when the news came that an Air New Zealand plane was missing in the Antarctic and was overdue. It was the first news that something had gone horroribly wrong on the Antarctic sightseeing trip we now refer to simply as the Erebus crash. I was reminded of it again over the last couple of weeks as there were first reports and then rampant speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As I write there are still many unanswered questions. But what is certain now is that for many people the grief of losing a loved one has begun. Grief is part of life and no matter who we are we will experience it in life. We even read of Jesus expressing grief at the death of a friend. To feel grief is to be human. Grief has no set pattern or order, the depth and duration of each grief experience is different for everyone. Yet those who experience grief share common reactions and responses, we just express them in different ways- our own way. One of the greatest tragedies is that the impact and effects of grief are Rev Martin Haroften misunderstood and rison, Brightwaunacknowledged. People ter Community forget, while their life carAnglican. ries on they cannot understand that the grieved persons’ has come to a standstill and takes time to begin to move again often in a different way. One quote I read which I thought was apt: “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” Those who lost loved ones on Mt Erebus in 1979 still live with the grief. Likewise, do others who have lost loved ones. Why not give a person a gift today of an opportunity to celebrate a lost one’s life by mentioning their name and give them time to talk, shed a tear or even laugh as they respond as they wish. If they don’t want to talk that is okay at least you showed you cared. Jesus said “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Will you be a “Jesus agent” of comfort today, offering hope to help their loss?

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Editorial: Air NZ needs to sort its prices Steve Page

Air New Zealand is being a bit naughty. They have a public relations division to “snow” a story when it arises and the story that arises most often? Overcharging on their fares. Let’s have a look at Nelson. Air New Zealand holds the monopoly with around 95 per cent of passengers flying with Air NZ. Due to Nelson’s shortish runway, no jets can fly in, so there is no real competition and the location is ripe for the plucking. No competition, a seemingly more affluent customer and the fourth busiest airport in NZ make this an airline’s dream. It’s called a ripe revenue stream and any business would look at this situation and basically find out how far the prices can be pushed up. That’s not really a super-bad thing, but there has to be limits. Air NZ state they do have “compassionate fares” and advise

passengers that for an extra $12 they can insure the fare in case they have to change it. But how it works is that you change the ticket, pay the extra and then when you get back from your journey you fill out the 3-4 page claim form and if you can still be bothered send it away for consideration and even then you may be refused. We were unable to locate anyone who had taken advantage of the compassionate airfares and in one instance as one passenger said, “it’s my business so I’m not comfortable explaining my personal and often very private circumstances to a complete stranger”. Why are we putting up with this? You can be sure the only thing that will stop this is the introduction of a competitor. Air NZ has shown in the past they are quite comfortable putting up with the complaints and squawking of the Nelson people because the business model is so lucrative. The old snow job of it being more expen-

sive to operate from Nelson than a huge jet flying overseas is just PR hype. The prices are all relative. A small prop plane, such as those used here in Nelson, are cheaper to run, crew, land and pay for. So why not match the fares accordingly? Here’s what we have been told by our readers as far as recent unbelievable prices go: $1200 return for two to Christchurch, $832 one way for two to Auckland, $2400 for two to Whakatane return and $789 return for one person to Dunedin. We’ve also heard of a $105 charge just to change a changeable airfare for three to Wellington and $1100 for a return fare to Bluff to bury a relative. These fares are on a par with international fares. There is a social responsibility on Air NZ’s part to provide a reliable, competitive service that also recognises compassionate and emergency situations and reacts accordingly. Not drop the level of service on board, charge at every whim, and con-



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Mobility 4 U is a friendly, family run business that is here for all your mobility product requirements. Meryl Jordan is proud to be leading the team at Mobility 4 U and will help you choose from a wide selection of mobility aids at discounted prices to make life more comfortable. From children’s car seats to scooters and wheel chairs, Mobility 4 U has everything you need to keep moving as well as offering equipment to hire. Whether you need a chair lift temporarily or have the grandkids coming to stay they have a range of Meryl Jordan affordable options for you which is a great solution for your temporary mobility issues. They also have a variety of mobility scooter accessories such as bags, reflective gear and wet weather gear. Every month Mobility 4 U will be providing specials to help you out so keep a look out for their April deal and call them to discuss how they can help on 544 6603 Ext 1 or visit them at 269 Queen St, Richmond. Jane Strang is a local general surgeon specialising in colorectal, laparoscopic (keyhole) and endoscopic surgery. Working at Nelson Hospital almost fulltime Jane also offers her service to those people who want specialist care and would like to be seen privately. Jane can help anyone who has been experiencing abdominal pain, bowel bleeding or a change in bowel function, has a family history of bowel cancer, or suffers from gallstones. She specialises in laparoscopic and open colon resection, laparoscopic and open hernia repairs, haemorrhoids/bottom problems, colonJane Strang oscopy and gastroscopy. Jane is available at 13 Talbot St in Richmond and can perform minor surgery such as skin lesion removal and haemorrhoid banding from the premises. For procedures that are more complex, she also operates at Manuka St hospital in Nelson. As a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and qualified General Surgeon, Jane has more than 16 years of experience gained throughout New Zealand and has been based in Nelson for five years now. Connie Charlton Design is all about making life easy for people! Especially life in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. “People come to me with, often, a long list of problems with their current rooms” says Connie. “Awkward corners, not enough bench space or storage, frustrating to use, damp, cold. Of course colour and style are there. Sometimes they wonder if the kitchen in their new house is big enough or the best layout. They want solutions to these problems.” The spaces Connie designs look great. But more importantly they work very well. As an experienced qualified and independent designer Connie is able to design and specify the best solution for each client. Their easier life begins with Connie’s design process and continues through to manufacture and installation. But the end result is where it’s really noticed. Contact Connie to see how she can “make your home work for you… beautifully.” Visit her website www.conniecharltondesign. or phone 547 5331.

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Wanderers batsman Joseph O’Connor in action during the one day final at Saxton Oval on Saturday. Photo: Chris Symes/Shuttersport.

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perfect way to end the season. “The boys are pretty rapt with it,” he says. “There’s been a lot of build up to this point for us. Our last couple of seasons have been really good and I think Andy Leonard has been a big part of that as coach. He’s really helped the cricket club in general, which has been great.” When looking back at all of the results from throughout the season, which included a record breaking 422-run win over Motueka, Daniel says the highlight was the Twenty20 final, which “really got us going” and was the club’s first trophy in eight years. “It gave us quite a bit of belief and throughout that Twenty20 tournament our players really stepped up.” He now hopes Wanderers can replicate the success it had in 2001 when the club won the national championship. Wanderers have gained qualification to the Central District tournament next season in a bid to reach the national round.

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The Waimea College Gold volleyball team are from left; coach Josh Ovsenek, Georgia Davies, Gracie Roberts, Annie Eden, Holly Young, Lucy Ingham, Brittani Harrington, Amiee Book, Katie Ditzel and Hannah Davenhill. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Waimea College Sport has had its most success- sunk in. “It’s a pretty surreal feeling,” he says. ful week in recent memory, with two teams be- The win came on the same day as rowers Sean Ducray and Sam Johnston won a national Maadi ing crowned New Zealand champions. Cup title, taking out the boys The Waimea College Gold girls volleyball team beat Under-18 coxless pair final at the regatta in Lake Ruatanidefending champions Otuwha. moetai College from Bay of The Waimea team’s time of Plenty in a five set thriller, 7min 05.03sec was a concoming back from two sets vincing nine seconds ahead down to take victory in of pre-race favourites Edwin Palmerston North. Laver and Liam Kitchin from It was the first time since 2009 that Waimea College Napier Boys’ High School. Sports director Daniel Hobbs has won the New Zealand says it’s the first time in reSecondary tournament, and all of the current players cent memory that two teams from Waimea College have have come through the junSean Ducray and Sam Johnston been crowned New Zealand ior ranks at the school. won the Under-18 coxless pair at champions at the same time. Brittani Harrington was the Maadi Cup. Another successful result named MVP while teammate Hannah Davenhill was selected in the from summer tournament week was the softball team winning the division two South Island tournament team. Coach Josh Ovsenek says the win still hadn’t Championship over in Blenheim.

Well, the endless summer carries on with long hot days and not much wind, making it awesome fishing weather. The water in Tasman Bay is very hot at over 20 degrees, with lots of albacore tuna now being caught all over the bay in 40 metres of water. The kingfish are still in massive numbers around the Boulder Bank and Motueka spat farms with the spearos getting the bigger ones by hand-picking them. Land based fishing is also doing well with Kina Beach, Mapua and the Back Beach producing some good pannie snapper. Kenepuru has finally started to fire with some good double digit fish getting landed now for those putting the hard yards in. However the seven gill sharks are still keeping the tackle shops in business. Only a couple of months of the fishing season left so if you haven’t been out to get a tuna now is the time as the water will start to cool off from now on. This will also see the snapper start to move out deeper and the kingfish start to leave the bay. It also means the big kingfish and snapper will turn up around D’Urville Island in the next couple of months and hopefully give us as good a sea-

son as we had last year. With the amount of feed that’s been around this year I would not be surprised if it’s a very good winter fishery. Also, I can report huge schools of anchovies with thousands of birds feeding and big schools of kawahai chasing them, great fun and easy to catch! Kayak fishing in the region has been great this past month with big work ups from kahawai adding to the sport and the thrill on the yaks. Plenty of great sized snapper between 6 and 10 pounds still about and being caught. The kayaking numbers are increasing and we counted 10 in the bay this past weekend. It is especially good to see some younger people getting in to it with their parents. With amazing weather still with us there is still plenty of time for getting out there and trying your luck. Hopefully the forecast for Easter will be good and also the school holidays. They will provide an ideal last opportunity to get some snapper in Tasman Bay before the water temperature cools and the fish move out to deeper waters. As this happens the better places to fish will be around Pepin Island, Cable and Delaware Bays.


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Tasman swimmers take on Australia For the first time ever, Tasman Swim Club will send five swimmers to the Australia Age Championship. But it’s not a matter of throwing them in the deep end – most of the qualifiers are realistic final prospects. The Tasman Swim Club team is made up of Sam McKenzie, Talya Harwood, Caitlin

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within the top ten in their respective freestyle events, and coach Andy Adair expects to be back for three or four nights of finals during the six day competition. The Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Australia Age Championship will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from April 14. At the championship, Caitlin will compete in the female 15 100m breaststroke, Sara will race in the female 15 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke, Talya has qualified for the female 14 800m freestyle, Thomas will race in both the male 15 1500m freestyle and 400m freestyle, and Sam has qualified in five freestyle races; 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m. All of the competitors had to meet a qualifying standard to gain entry into the competition. “What I’ve done in every centre I’ve been in is use Australian

Tasman Swim Club swimmers Thomas Heaton, Caitlin Delany, Talya Harwood, Sara Gane and Sam McKenzie will be competing at the Australia Age Championship at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre next month. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Age Groups as my benchmark for two reasons. Firstly, the standard is very high, it’s one of the best age group competitions in the world. But secondly, this is an adventure. Some of these kids have never been to Australia so the thought of just going there itself is an incentive,” says Andy, who highlights that for the first time ever NelsonMarlborough has four swimmers ranked number one in New Zealand at the same time. When comparing the standard between the Australian and the New Zealand Championship, Andy says an Australian finalist would likely medal at the New Zealand event. He hopes the experience of competing against international competition in an arena used for the Olympic Games would ease the anxiety and nervousness when the New Zealand Championship rolls along. “It’s a much bigger competition at a much higher standard so when they come back they’ll be much more confident and relaxed. Confident, relaxed swimmers go a lot faster.”

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James Lowe was back in town last week. He spoke with Waimea Weekly reporter Phillip Rollo about life as a Super Rugby player.

It didn’t take long for James Lowe to make his mark on Super Rugby. In his very first match for the two-time champion Chiefs, last year’s Waimea Old Boys captain ran the length of the field to score the match winning try against the Crusaders. James was initially named on the bench, but his debut came slightly earlier than expected when 100 cap All Black Mills Muliaina was struck down by injury in the first half. Mills is a player James grew up admiring, and he says it’s a dream come true to be playing alongside one of the legends of New Zealand rugby. And although he’s already scored two tries, James says Super Rugby is certainly a step up. “The hits are harder, the games are faster, the amount of work and preparation is a lot more. You’re working ten hour days, IN YA FACE: Tom Williams makes a hit up through the middle during Saturday’s close 17-14 win over Kahurangi in Riwaka. Star & Garter Waimea Old Boys will host Stoke this Saturday at Jubilee Park at 3pm and all past and present members are invited to stay for a presentation to the club’s newest life member Bill Coman. The Super Liquor Waimea Old Boys Bs also got a win on the weekend, beating Huia 37-0. They kickoff against Stoke from 1:15pm this Saturday. Photo: Chris Symes/Shuttersport.


four to five days a week just to prepare for your next opponent,” says the 21 year old winger, who was back in Nelson to watch Waimea Old Boys take on Nelson in the first round of club rugby while he nurses a torn medial ligament injury. When running through the moment when the former New Zealand Secondary Schools player intercepted the ball, burned off All Black fullback Israel Dagg and scored on debut, James says “instinct just took over”. “I just thought if I stopped running I’d look like a dick. Having Israel Dagg breathing down your neck for 50 metres isn’t a very nice feeling.” The Chiefs weren’t the only Super Rugby team that chased his signature, but the decision to join the two-time champions on a two-year deal, and to play under coaches Dave Rennie and Wayne Smith was an easy one.

“I thought it’d be the best place for me to learn and to grow as a player. At the moment I’m pretty happy with where I am and don’t expect to leave anytime soon, as long as they want me.” While unlikely to feature for Waimea Old Boys this year due to his Super Rugby commitments, James says the team is “looking pretty good” for 2014. He was wearing a Waimea Old Boys jersey during the interview and says he plans to frame it and put it on the wall of his newly bought Hamilton home. His Super Rugby try celebration has involved a shark fin for the Tasman Makos and a W for Waimea. “It’s not for Wanderers,” James jokes. “I thought I’d get a bit of stick if I didn’t do it but Waimea is always at the back of my heart. I’m going to get this jersey framed, put it in my house just so everyone knows not to mess with us.”

James Lowe was back in town last week to watch Waimea Old Boys take on Nelson in the club rugby season opener. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Waimea Old Boys is looking for potential players to join a team that will play in the Nelson Bays Under-18 competition this season. The team will be made up of Waimea College students and any school leavers that fall into the age category. Club president Duane Whiting says the decision to link up with Waimea College was intended to help keep players in the sport. “They’ve got

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A new look Richmond Athletic side will have plenty of young attacking talent to call upon this season. Fresh Choice Richmond, who finished second in the Nelson Pine Industries division one football competition last year, open the season against defending champions FC Nelson this Saturday. Richmond will have Nelson Marlborough Falcons players Levi Waddington, David Maisey and Jamie Cresswell in their ranks again, while five new arrivals from Nelson Suburbs include first year Falcons Nat Payn and Dion Keetley. Other new signings include some players who had previously played for Richmond. Coach Marc Evans, who will be assisted by Matt Campbell, says the team will have a fresh look to it, with nine players departing from last season. “It’s a whole new team. We’ve got good players and I think on paper there’s more to us this year,” he says. “We’re still a work in progress but I think if the boys knuckle down and their attitude is right then we’ll be more competitive than we were last year.” Richmond were leading the

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Van Roland Hlawnceu in action for Richmond Athletic against Nelson College on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo. charge for the title last year, only to have FC Nelson sneak up and take the championship in the final few rounds, and Marc says “on paper” his team is good enough to win it this year. “I reckon we can but it’ll be more competitive this year. FC Nelson Colts have dropped out and replacing them is Marlborough Mariners and they’re going to be a tough side, as will Nelson College.” Richmond played the last of its pre-season friendlies against Nelson College on Saturday,

but lost the match 3-1. “I’m not looking too much into it. I wanted 14 fresh players and to really test them, but the second side had some problems and we had to help them out with a few of our players beforehand.” All of the Richmond senior teams will be playing at Jubilee Park this Saturday to kick off the start of their 50th anniversary season. Teams from divisions two, three and four will kick off at 1:15pm, with the division one match being held at 3pm.


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Tasman athletes secured a record 27 national medals at the New Zealand Track and Field Championship in Wellington over the weekend, 19 more than last year. There were even more medals than athletes, with jumper Chris Brake leading the way with three of his own at NewProud to supply town Park. Village Cafe • Driveways Like last year, the former Tawith locally • Floors produced eggs pawera Area School student • Decorative finished with a gold, silver and surfacing EWING POULTRY bronze. Chris jumped 14.45m • Commercial Ph 03 543 8383 The Fresh name in to win the triple, 1.99m in the • Residential the Freezer high, and 6.56m in the long Over 35 years Proud to supply Stoneridge Cafe experience jump. Loyal Supporters of Waimea Old Boys Rugby Obligation free The other gold medal perforquotes mances came from blade runHighly professional ner Liam Malone and Motuestandard of workmanship and ka’s Eliza Harrison. Liam won service the AWD 200m and finished Wishing a second in theeveryone AWD 100m. Merry Christmas and Good luck to all teams, players and Eliza threw 37.06m in the Uncoaches for a successful season Happy New Year event 68 Gladstone Road, Richmond der-18 women’s javelin J.S. Ewers Ltd Blackbyre Rd, Appleby Ph 544 9418 and then Closed also finished second Ph: 03 544 (03) 6901 For all your cartage needs from in the Under-20 women’s event. 20 December Waimea Alex Jordan, who studies at motors Re-openingand now Massey University 15 2014 GLADSTONE RD RICHMOND represents January Wellington, won the senior men’s 400m for the third PETROL • DIESEL • LPG CONVENIENCE STORE • CAR WASH time in asRoad, many attempts, beatContact: Alan & Kathy Gibbs • 111 Beach Richmond Ph: (03)544 0177 • ing Auckland’s Tama Toki by Proud supporters Locally Your support helped to make .01 seconds. Alex missed the of owned and event last year due to illness, Waimea Old Boys operated this fundraiser a hugeRugby success but won in 2012 and 2011. Other notable Tasman perPROUD TO$11,400 SUPPORT raising for Ranui House Good luck to WAIMEA OLD BOYS RUGBY formances came from Comall teams for in Christchurch monwealth Games prospect a great season Julian Matthews who finished an agonising second place in the senior men’s 1500m, and Dale Pritchard who secured a Ranui House “Keeping families together” silver in the senior men’s dis-

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Chris Brake won three medals at the New Zealand Track and Field Championship in Wellington. Photo: Chris Symes/Shuttersport. cus, and bronze in the senior men’s shot-put behind heavyweight duo Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill. Blenheim sprint starlet Lucy Sheat finished second in the Under-18 women’s 100m and 200m, while Nayland College student Jonas Kale earned bronze medals in the Under-18 men’s 100m and 200m, and Waimea College’s

Katie Thompson finished silver in the Under-18 women’s long jump. Thomas Anderson was second ahead of Mike Lowe in the Men’s Under-20 5000m and Motueka’s Kai Mason finished second in the Under-18 men’s shot put and second in the Under-18 men’s javelin. The national championship concluded the senior season.

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2 APRIL 2014

Newslineupdate K e e p i n g yo u i n fo r m e d a b o u t n e ws a n d e ve nt s i n Ta s m a n D i s t r i c t

Public Notices

Public Notices

Tasman District Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and Proposed Rates Remissions Policies

Public Notice of Alcohol Licensing Applications

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 Tasman District Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 is now available for public consultation. The Draft Annual Plan covers the year from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. The purpose of the Draft Annual Plan is to get feedback on whether you think the Council is planning to provide the right services and activities within the Tasman District. Your views will help guide the Council’s decision-making, prior to the final Annual Plan being adopted in June 2014. The Council approved the Draft Annual Plan for public consultation at it’s meeting on 13 March 2014. The Draft Annual Plan comprises two documents: • A Summary, which was sent to all households in the Tasman District through a special edition of Newsline on 21 March 2014. • The Draft Annual Plan containing the key changes the Council is planning from the proposals in the Long Term Plan for the 2014/2015 year, the services the Council is planning to provide, the costs of the services and how the services will be funded. The Council has also produced the “17 Settlements” document as supplementary information to the Draft Annual Plan. The 17 Settlements document outlines what new projects and activities are being provided by ward and settlement within the District. The Draft Annual Plan is a large document and the Council encourages people to view it electronically to minimise production costs. It is available on compact disk from Council Service Centres or libraries and can be downloaded from the website. Statements of Proposal for: Policy on Remission on Low Value Properties (those valued at less than $4,500) Policy on Remission of Rates for Sporting, Recreation or Community Organisations Policy for Early Payment of Rates in the Current Financial Year Policy on Remission of Rates on Land Protected for Natural Conservation Purposes The Statements of Proposal for the above Rating policies are to improve the administration and reduce the costs of Council’s Rating system. The Council approved the four Statements of Proposal for public consultation at it’s meeting on 19 February 2014. The full Statements of Proposal are set out in the Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and a Summary of Information is contained in the special edition of Newsline dated 21 March 2014. The above documents are available for viewing on the Council’s website at and during normal office hours at the following Tasman District Council Service Centres: • Richmond, 189 Queen Street, Richmond • Motueka, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka • Takaka, 14 Junction Street, Takaka • Murchison, 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison And libraries: • District Library, Queen Street, Richmond • Motueka Library, Pah Street, Motueka • Takaka Memorial Library, Junction Street, Takaka. Submissions are invited on the Draft Annual Plan and/or the four proposed rating policies, and must be received by 4.30 pm on 15 April 2014. Please post to: Submissions on 2014/2015 Draft Annual Plan Tasman District Council, Private Bay 4, Richmond 7050 Or deliver to your local Tasman District Council Service Centre; or email to Submission forms are available on the Council’s website and in the Newsline Summary, Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and 17 Settlements document.

Applications for new and renewed alcohol licences are now being publicly advertised on the Council website. The use of a website for public notices is allowed under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, and is good for the community and for businesses. The public notices remain accessible to everyone online rather than just appearing sporadically in the local newspaper. This allows the community to view the public notices at their leisure on the website. There are also links and information for people wanting to object to an application. Site notices will still be displayed on the premises to alert the public to an application. Businesses applying for an alcohol licence will benefit from this service as it eliminates the expense of advertising. This is welcome as the fees for licences have generally increased across the board. Public Notices of applications can be viewed at Applications for licences are decided by the new District Licensing Committee. The decisions are now also available online at

Road Closures Closure of Road to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic In accordance with the Transport (Vehicle Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that that for the purpose of allowing the National Advanced Drivers School to carry out driver training the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicles for the periods and times indicated below. Road to be closed to Ordinary Vehicles and Period of Closure Marchwood Park Road from entrance at Queen Victoria Street. Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 and Friday 4 April 2014. 10.00 am to 11.00 am; 11.45 am to 12.45 pm; 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm.

Closure of Road to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic In accordance with the Transport (Vehicle Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the public is advised that for the purpose of allowing the Nelson Drag Racing Association to hold a drag racing event the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicles for the periods and times indicated below. Road to be closed to Ordinary Vehicles and Period of Closure Queen Victoria Street, Motueka – From King Edward Street to Green Lane. Saturday 5 April 2014 – 08.00 am to 5.00 pm. If the weather is inclement, the event will be held on Sunday 6 April 2014.

Proposed Closure of Road to Vehicle Traffic In accordance with the Transport (Vehicle Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the public is advised that for the purpose of allowing the Nelson Car Club Inc to hold a motor sport event the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicles for the periods and times indicated below. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection before Friday 18 April 2014 to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond. Proposed Road to be closed to Ordinary Vehicles and Period of Closure Tadmore-Glenhope Road 4.3 km from the intersection of SH6 and 2.7 km south from the intersection of Tui, Kereru and Tadmore-Glenhope Roads. From 8.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday 3 May 2014.

Triennial Election dates for Community Hall and Reserve Committees 2014 Wakefield Recreation Reserve Management Committee 7.30 pm, Thursday 3 April 2014, Wakefield Recreation Reserve Clubrooms. Waimea West Hall Management Committee 9.30 am, Saturday 5 April 2014, Waimea West Hall.

Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings can be viewed on Council’s website at

Spring Grove Reserve and Hall Management Committee 8.00 pm, Tuesday 8 April 2014, Spring Grove Hall. Ngatimoti Memorial Hall and Ngatimoti Recreation Reserve 7.30 pm, Wednesday 9 April 2014, Ngatimoti Fire Station Community Room. Brightwater Recreation Reserve and Hall Committee 7.30 pm, Monday 14 April 2014, Brightwater Hall.

Tapawera Recreation Reserve and Hall Management Committee 7.30 pm, 15 April 2014, Memorial Hall, Tapawera.

Tasman Regional Transport Committee – MEETING CANCELLED Friday 4 April 2014, 9.30 am. No public forum

Motueka Community Board Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka, Tuesday 8 April 2014, 4.00 pm. Public forum

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Environment and Planning Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 10 April 2014, 9.30 am. Public forum

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Commercial Subcommittee – MEETING CANCELLED Friday 11 April 2014.

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Golden Bay Community Board Takaka, Tuesday 8 April 2014, 9.00 am. Public forum

Kotinga Hall Management Committee 7.30 pm, Wednesday 23 April, Kotinga Hall.

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Engineering Services Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 3 April 2014, 9.30 am. Public forum Joint Shareholders Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Friday 4 April 2014, 1.30 pm. No public forum

Onekaka Hall Management Committee 7.30 pm, Monday 14 April, Onekaka Hall.

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Community Events Keeping you in touch

Astronomy lecture. Mars – the latest news by Robert Rea. 730PM Thurs 3 Apr. at Cawthron Meeting rooms off Milton St. All welcome, gold coin. Star Party. View the moon & Jupiter. 7PM Fri 11 Apr. at the Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai. All welcome, gold coin. Forest & Bird Wed Apr. 9 - ‘Precision Seafood Harvesting’ by Alistair Jarrett, Science Group Leader at Seafood Technologies (Plant & Food research) in Nelson. 7.30 p m Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai Street, Tahunanui Nelson Diabetes Support Group meet Fri 28 March pm Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village. Please note change of venue. Speaker Leigh, Green Prescriptions. Afternoon tea. Gold coin donation. Ph Joan 548 6263. Square Dancing lessons. Tues 1st Apr. 8pm 10 week course. $3. per person Florence Street Hall. Richmond TRY – IT – YOU – WILL- LIKE - IT! Ph Chris Hogarth 03 Apple Mac User Group. Monthly meetings Constance Barnicoat Room Tasman Library Richmond. Mac users, including users of Apple devices welcome. Refer to for details or call 5473408. Pilates - strengthen & flatten abs, relieve back pain at Richmond Town Hall, Cambridge Street, Mon’s 12.30pm - Book with Sue 538 0318 or 021 0344109, mats provided. NELSON TASMAN BEEKEEPERS Club meets first Wed each month 7pm Waimea Lounge Richmond A&P Showgrounds Lower Queen St Richmond New members are welcome to attend. Nelson District Parents Centre Baby & Toddler Clothing Extravaganza Sale May 3rd ‘14 in Nelson. Book your tables now. Contact Mel on 5474677 or 0210 2954514 Secondhand Tables $20 Angie’s Aerobics STOKE.NEW CLASS Improve strength, balance,flexibility & have fun!

Use balls,bands,light weights & more. Mon 10 am,$7 St Barnabas hall, Isel Park,Main rd Stoke Ph: 5470198 Holiday programme for under fives at Richmond Kindergarten. 22nd Apr. - 1 May, 9am to 3pm. Special theme days alongside normal kindergarten activities. Ph 544 5588 or email to enrol your child. Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Sat 22 March,Nelson Suburban Club 7.30pm,$10 members,$15 non members. The fantastic Beat Boys entertaining. Tiny Tots, a free, fun introduction to stories, songs, active movement & rhymes for preschoolers & their caregivers. Tues 10-10.30am Children’s Area, Richmond Library during term time. Lent Studies at Nelson Cathedral, every Tues & Thurss 7pm until 8th Apr. Volunteering with Red Cross Refugee Service is fun & rewarding & gives you an opportunity to work in a team & experience new cultures. Next Living Alone afternoon tea Mon 14th Apr. 2-3.30pm. Nelson Cathedral Contact Jane 5479977 Stoke Methodist Opportunity Centre (Opposite Stoke Library). Good, used clothing. Very cheap. Open Thurs 9.30 am to 12 noon. Ph 5443226. Art on Halifax: Visit the Sun Arts Market at 3 Halifax Street between 10am & 2pm, fill out an entry form to go into the draw for $150.voucher Artists Ph. 5481721 to book a stall. Antique Bottle & Collectables Club meets first Tues of the month, 7.30pm Suburban Club, Tahunanui Drive. Bring along your treasures. Informal, informative & free valuations. Judy 03 545 TOASTMASTERS Develop your personal social confidence by learning the art & skills of public speaking at Madhatters Toastmasters Club. Meeting every Fri 7am-8:30am. Info Ph Kate 548-6636. What is Palm Sunday? Come & find out at Messy Church Sun 13th Apr., Holy Trinity Hall, Dorset

St. Richmd. 4-6pm. Fun & fellowship for all ages. Bring a plate to share. Your contact Jude 5448254 “Naked Raku” workshop with Kate & Will Jacobson from Hawaii (see www.jacobsonartstudio. com) at Craft Potters 3/4 May. Details: Like music & dancing? try Scottish Country Dancing in Richmond. Mon 7.45pm, no partner needed. St David’s Church Hall, Florence St, Richmond. more info. ph 5440902 Baby & Toddler Clothing Extravaganza Sale May 3rd ‘14 in Nelson. Book your tables now. Contact Mel on 5474677 or 0210 2954514 Secondhand Tables $20 Firewood Rabbit Island forest. Open for public firewood collection from 9am-1pm all weekends in April excluding Easter. $10/standard trailer or Ute $15/caged trailer or Ute. Please follow sign posts & observe all safety requirements. Proceeds to Richmond Scout Group. Kindergarten Holiday programme for under fives at Richmond Kindergarten. 22nd Apr - 1 May, 9am to 3pm. Great holiday fun! See nz for more info. Ph. 5445588 or email richkindi@ to enrol your child. Astronomy lecture. Mars, the latest news by Robert Rea. 7.30PM Thurs 3 Apr at Cawthron Meeting rooms off Milton St. All welcome, gold coin. Star Party. View the moon and Jupiter. 7PM Fri 11 Apr at the Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai. All welcome, gold coin. Men In Accord are looking for new members to join our harmony chorus. Do you enjoy singing? Why not come along. We meet Tues evenings 7:15pm at Club Waimea, Ph. Dave 5402178 Baby & Toddler Clothing Extravaganza Sale May 3. Book your tables now. Ph. Mel 5474677 or 02102954514 Secondhand Tables $20 Plunket Baby Bonanza Sat Apr 12, Hope Hall, Richmond 9am-12pm Over 50 stalls of New, Near

New & Secondhand Baby/Childrens Clothes, Toys & Nursery items Table bookings now open, please phone Lisa on 5424496 or email footies2012@ REGULAR EVENTS SOCIAL table tennis Saxton Stadium Mondays & Fridays 9am-12pm Wednesdays 7pm-9pm First visit-play for free! More info ph 5473005/Stadium 5479479 or email Crisis Pregnancy Support offers support to women wishing to explore alternatives to terminating their pregnancy. Call St Luke’s Health on 5481858 or 0800004277 for a free, confidential appointment.” LEARN to Speak with Confidence. Join Powertalk International - Waimea Club - meets in Annesbrook twice monthly. For information please Ph linda 5447823 Website: Mum4Mum Breastfeeding support meets the last Wed of every month 10am-11.30am at the Ecomoon Collective Building, 120 Bridge St, Nelson. All welcome. Ph Tara 0212772098 or Learn the Ultimate Card Game Bridge Lessons start the second week of Mar. Monday evenings or Tuesday afternoons First lesson is free. Ph. Shirley 5446734 Richmond Bridge Club, 348 Lower Queen St. Singers Wanted! Nelson Bays Harmony has vacancies for women to sing the low (bass) or high (tenor) part in our 4-part a cappella choir of 50 members. Rehearsals Thurs 7pm in Richmond & visitors are welcome. For details see our website or Ph. Jenny 5474354. Volunteer Governance Members needed for Adult Learning Support. Business, marketing or governance experience ideal. Gail Gibson, Chair, 5402003,

DEADLINE: MIDDAY FRIDAY - 50 WORDS OR LESS BY EMAIL ONLY - PLEASE SEND TO: Coming soon notices are free to community groups, schools, churches, gold coin donation events and fundraising. Notices for businesses and organisations who charge for courses or events cost $10+gst Due to the popularity of this column, while every effort will be made, inclusion cannot be guaranteed for free ads.

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Nelson Grey Power Assn Inc. 4.30pm Monday 14 April 2014 Venue: Nelson Suburban Club, Tahunanui Drive

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Festival of Love & Light Mind, Body & Spirit Fair Sunday 13 April 2014 10am - 4pm Trafalgar Hall, 65 Trafalgar St Nelson (opp Trailways) Clairvoyant’s, Healers, Crystals, Arts & Crafts, Food & Coffee, Music etc Adults $2 entry (kids free)


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WEDNESDAY 2 April 2014

- To Elect the Officers and Executive. - To consider the following resolution: “that the name of Nelson Grey Power Association Incorporated be amended to 50+Nelson(Greypower) Association Incorporated.”

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- That the revised constitution be accepted. (Copies of the revised constitution are available at the Nelson Grey Power Office, or may be requested by email to


- Nominations for the Officers and Executive Committee must be in writing and in the hands of the Secretary no later than 2pm Friday 4 April 2014. - To consider any items of General Business. Guest Speaker: Mayor Rachel Reese “Planning for an ageing community”

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Need help with your garden? Call Tony Baker

544 3977

Regas or New Struts

0800 427 782

• 24 Years Horticulture Experience • Landscaping • Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Tidying • Weeding • Lawn Care

4A Gladstone Road, 12 Cargill Place, Richmond




Adam Brumwell

Painter Decorator

Qualified Tradesman

26 Years Experience

“I’ll turn up on time”

Your Solar Hot Water Specialists

544 8059 SEWING

Sew for U

0800 506 111

Computer problems?

or 03 544 1212 (offRichmond Beach Road)

Painting - Exterior/Interior - Airless Spraying - Waterblasting - New & Old Work - Fully Qualified Tradesman - Obligation Free Quote

Locally owned and operated


• Keys • Locksmiths • Safes • Alarms • Access Control • CCTV




Phone: 03 541 9747

548 0007



For the best service in town call or visit

Fully Trained, Security Screened

Quick - Efficient Professional


Computer Problems?

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Stephen Oliver





24hr Service



Carpet, rugs & vinyl Carpet stains Upholstery Mould Pest control

Hot water extraction carpet cleaning IICRC internationally qualified

Can’t read? Can’t write? Call us It’s free!

24HR - PH: 544 5723

Ph: 544 1212


027 486 6054

Parts and Service for ALL makes and ALL models

12 Cargill Place, (off Beach Richmond 4A Gladstone Road,Road) Richmond


Ph 522 4356



dvanced utomotive

Ph 544 3985

Over 45 years experience

24HR Call Out

All mechanical repairs No job too big or small.

21 Elms Street, Wakatu Estate,Nelson

New Buildings Alterations



Bridal Formal Childrens Alterations - zips, hems, mending

Liz McLean

544 7285 No job too small

027 232 1550 AH/Fax: 544 3177


SUIT HIRE Weddings, Black Tie,

Call Adam

027 671 8417 or 544 9415


TA S M A N S TO R AG E Low prices Secure storage Staff on site Inside Car Storage

School Balls

Self drive truck hire

NelSoN TailorS MeNSWear Ph 548 7655

Size & Price List available at

155 Trafalgar St (opp Westpac)

74 Gladstone Rd, Richmond

Ph 544 4306


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Trades & Services

WEDNESDAY 2 April 2014

Trades & Services



Hemming Alterations Repairs

Apple Computer Repairs


SEWING Now at Richmond Mall between Jean Jones & Fresh Choice

Certified Mac Technician Ph: 0275481618

027 885 3777 CONCRETE


AVON'S APRIL GIFT FREE a basket full of Avon products when you sign up to Avon in April. Want to earn extra $$$ and work you own hours? FREE to start, and full training provided. Call Vickie 027 437 3885



544 1660

Richmond Brake & Clutch 13 McGlashen Ave, Richmond

• Holiday Homes • Bush Cabins • Renovation




You will be shocked at the difference we can make and the $$$ we might save you


68 Gladstone Road, Richmond

Ph (03) 544 9418

paint, oil & stain restoration




Soul Oasis For home loans that fit for a Lifetime, phone anytime 548 8590

lawnmower services We sharpen & Fix:




• • • • • •

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

90 VANGUARD ST NELSON PH: 548 3954 027 548 3954

544 0203 Sundial Square Richmond Open 7 Days 11am - Late

Low cost

Rotary Mowers Hand Mowers Reel Mowers Hedge Trimmer Line Trimmers Hand Tools Chainsaws


• In-home fitness and training • Falls prevention programmes • Fitness for tramping/overseas trips • Personal assistant and companion driving service • Shopping - in-home fitne

- falls preventio programmes - outings - shopping aid - visiting friend - pet friendly

Based in Stoke

or 547 4038 And can you change wording to. I had spelt available wrong last time too



Specialising in small jobs and maintenance plumbing

• Renovations • Kitchens • Bathrooms 4 Coach Pl, Brightwater

0275 423 343 A/H: 542 3343

Sue Henley 03 544 9599 or 021 136 7562

0274 071 328


Experienced and qualified personal trainer


Honest Reliable Master Master Honest Reliable Plumbers and Gasfitters Plumbers and Gasfitters Since 1915 Since 1915

• • • • • •

Maintenance Blocked Drains Domestic Work New Housing Industrial Properties Leaking Taps & Pipes

Small Small • Leaking taps & pipes Jobs • KitchensJobs & Welcome bathrooms Welcome • Solar • Drainage Kevin Harris Kevin Harris

8090 544 8059 Ph: 543 Ph: 543 8090








Work Place First Aid Courses

Watch and Clock Repairs

Rise & shine

Registered Trainer, Assessor & EPA Test Certifier

Mar: Apr: May: June:

• Floor & Wall Tiling • Full Bathroom Renovations • Under Tile Heating Installation • Waterproofing • All work Fully Guaranteed • 30 Years Experience

Phone orders welcome

H: 03 542 3807 M: 027 336 4125 E:

Free 547. pick-up & Delivery Call Caleb Please change ph number so space is after (conditions apply) 022 122 5013

Supporting your healing and growth

For a limited time


Feeling woolly when looking at your garden? Then it’s time to call

For the ‘baa-ack’ yard ewe deserve

021 0264 4839


40 Driving to LAWNMOWING

• $40 per hour

Rather nice interior and exterior house painting 027 2300146

Driving Instructor for a 1 hr lesson $ for first 3 lessons


Crazy Sheep Landscapes

• Energy healer • 20+ years experience

Sheryl Moffat

Phone 543 8243

%Call Now 021 130 4130


Est. 2006

• Registered Drainlayers (residential & commercial) • Sewage Treatment (design,supply, install & service) • Blocked Drains • Video Camera & Drain Inspection • Waterblasting • Excavator & Truck Hire to suit job




Drainage & Construction Tasman LTD

We Restore Weathered Decks • Driveways • Floors • Decorative Surfacing • Commercial • Residential




We specialise in the restoration and staining of all decks.




Paul Napier Certified Mapei Installer

021 548 390 Email:

• Growsafe & Approved Handler Certification • Chainsaw • Tree Felling • Quad Bike • Tractor • WTR Endorsements

For course dates see

Ph: 544 4062

Mob: 0274 574 775

20, 27, 28, 29 3, 5, 10, 15, 29 1, 6, 20, 29, 30, 31 5, 10, 26, 27, 28

Ph 544 9180 Corporate Rates Available

Rod Clark

Window Cleaning

qualified watchmaker

Overhauls Repairs ● All watches and clocks

At Benjamin Black Goldsmiths 176 Bridge Street, Nelson (opposite Graham’s Trading Post)

03 546 9137

Specialising in Windows Over 10yrs professional experience Residential or Commercial Call Brandon 022 0984 167

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