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No threat to free parking Free parking is here to stay. Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne says the council will not touch the free parking policy, which has been credited to a boom in the town’s retail industry. The council is currently trying to trim as much fat from its budget to deal with a debt of more than $150 million. One of the proposed cuts is to its funding of Nelson Tasman Tourism, which markets

the region to potential tourists around the world. Richard has said the council isn’t in the business of subsidising any industry. That statement has caused some to ask if that will apply to free parking as it could be seen as a subsidy to retailers. But Richard says that isn’t so, and the free parking across the Tasman district is a “community good” and something that is

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andrew@nelsonweekly.co.nz strongly supported. “Like everything, you can’t say it will never happen but there are certainly no plans to look at that at the moment.” He says there has not been any discussions

around the council changing its policy on free parking as it has been a successful policy for the entire Tasman district. “It has been very important to Richmond and the other towns in the district. It’s something that is widely supported and I think most councillors are certain that’s it’s not something we want to look at,” he says. “We’re very happy with the status quo on that issue.”

A pretty purple day There was plenty of purple on show on Friday, as students from Henley School and many others, kitted up to support Purple Cake Day. Purple Cake Day is a charity event set up by the Kenbe La Charitable Foundation Trust

to support children all over the world so they can receive the education needed to break the poverty cycle and create a better future. Just over $600 was raised from Henley School’s coin trail and mufti day.

Henley School staff and students; Peg Eder, William Munslow, Kathy Ferguson, Jaxon Powell, Zac Shirley, Daniel Blight, Ruby Jary, Tasmyn Powell, Rosie Mirfin, Ruby Riley, John Armstrong and Holly Irvine. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Brothers Samuel and Oliver Jamieson on board a tug boat at the Port Nelson Open Day on Sunday. Every three years the region’s largest employer opens its doors to the public. This year’s event attracted hundreds of people throughout the day, who checked out the tug boats, machinery, history and went on a 20 minute bus tour throughout the port. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

A human skull was found on the edge of the Waimea Estuary on Sunday night, by two “curious” fishermen. But the skull isn’t expected to be from anything suspicious, most likely an ancient grave. Mackenzie Rose and her partner went to the estuary, behind Nelson Airport to fish, when they spotted the skull. “We were just walking along the estuary when we saw it. We didn’t know if it was real or not but I picked it up and we could tell right away that it was real.” The pair then called police, who took the skull, along with some other bone fragments, away for investigation. Mackenzie says the skull was “really heavy”. “It was just bone but we wondered where it came from and how it got there.” Nelson police say they believe the skull and bones may have been dislodged by the recent high tides and wind. They did

The human skull that washed up near Nelson Airport. not anticipate anything sinister, says communication manager Barbara Dunn. “Police are working with DOC archaeologists to identify the bones.”


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A New World supermarket at the former Bay Nursery site on the corner of Gladstone and Bateup roads is one step closer. Last week, independent commissioners and the Tasman District Council gave a plan change to rezone the site from residential to commercial, paving the way for the supermarket to be built. The supermarket will service the growing number of residents on the Waimea plains and has been welcomed by parts of the community. But some concerns remain. Bateup Rd resident Grant Irvine is concerned that traffic on his street will “become chaos”, unless there are changes to the roading plans for the proposed new supermarket at Three Brothers Corner in Richmond. Although Supermarket giant Foodstuffs made some concessions, including reducing the size of the supermarket, concerns about the impact on traffic on Bateup Rd were largely rejected by Foodstuffs and the commissioners. “The supposed traffic expert from Foodstuffs said that having an entrance to the supermarket off Bateup Rd won’t

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Karl Dykes rubs the mud off his head after Sunday’s Muddy Buddy event. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

It will have to be in a different venue next year but the organisers of Tasman School’s Muddy Buddy are adamant the event can continue. More than 1300 people took part in the popular mud run through the Moutere Inlet on Sunday morning, but the future of it had been up in the air ever since Tasman District Council said they would need a resource consent,

which was unlikely to be granted due to the “significant adverse effect on the saltmarsh and an adverse effect on mudflat communities”. While Kylie Rush, an organiser of the Muddy Buddy, respected that decision, she was hopeful it will be held next year. “It absolutely has to be [moved]. That was one of the conditions that we will go for a resource consent in a new

place,” she says. “We think it’s a really great event for the community, we get people from all over the region, and everyone is behind us.” Kylie says the event was vital for Tasman School, with all of the money raised being “the icing on the cake”, paying for the “special extras” at the school. “Losing that would directly hinder the school.”

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New, easier track for mountain bikers

A new mountainbike track has been built in the Richmond Hills, to give riders an easier climb to the top and a safer descent back to the start in Easby Park. Mountainbikers had been using Tower Road in the Tasman District Council’s Kingsland Forest to gain access to the top of the Richmond Hills where they linked into a network of forestry roads and downhill tracks. But that route wasn’t ideal because Tower Rd was too steep for some riders and so a group of mountainbike enthusiasts and the Tasman District Council decided to do something about it. “We wanted to make the Richmond Hills

more accessible both up and downhill,” mountainbiker Mike Brien says. “It allows riders to get onto Lookout Rd and then cycle to the top. “It’s still grade three and quite steep because of the country it’s in but nowhere near as steep as the existing trails. Now we plan to build another track that goes right to the top.” Mike says Nelson mountainbiking identity Chris Mildon and Ching Contracting’s director Andrew Spittal did most of the work on the new track which is about one kilometre long. The project has been supported by the council which is involved with the long term plan of developing a network

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simon@waimeaweekly.co.nz of tracks in the Richmond Hills. “Chris planned and marked out the track and Andrew donated the digger and all his time. We are very lucky to have their support.” Chris wants riders to get on their bikes and give the new track a test run to help compact the surface. They are also looking at some armouring options to protect the surface from “what are pretty wet winters

up in those hills”. Mike says the new track will also make the biking and walking in the Richmond Hills safer because it will remove bikes from Tower Rd. Mike says the new track, which can be accessed through Easby Park and links the bottom of Tower Rd to the cellphone tower, will eventually be named and signposted. A group of volunteers added some finishing touches to the track earlier this month and Mike plans to hold further working bees on the track. Anyone interested in helping out can contact Mike on 021 063 3880.

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Nearly every fortnight between the end of this month and August, Richmond Mall will host a mini concert as excitement builds for the 2014 Richmond Mall Rock da House. Thirty-three schools from across the region have confirmed their place in the Richmond Mall sponsored event – the largest school music initiative in the Top of the South. The initiative is about encouraging participation, developing talent and creating opportunities, and is coordinated by musical directors John Phillips and Paulette Nott, with Dave Pritchard, Leallen Andersen and Monika Burrows who represent some of the region’s schools. Before the final three concerts in Motueka on

August 18, 19 and 20, choirs, duos and soloists will perform in the mall food court nearly every second Thursday evening for about an hour. Richmond Mall manager Belinda de Clercq says a schedule for the mini concerts would be confirmed in the coming week, and she was excited about the opportunity to be involved with Rock da House. “We’re a community mall and the schools are the centre of the community. It creates a bit of excitement for our customers,” she says. “It looks like we’ll have a mini concert every fortnight and that’ll be between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the food court starting in March.” Last year’s show in Nelson drew a total audience of 3500 over the three nights.

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Police crack down on visiting gangs Police say they are disappointed at the behaviour of motorcycle gang members and their associates over the weekend, with one rider clocked doing 104km per hour in a 50km zone. Police issued more than 50 infringement

notices to members of the group, the majority for speed, careless driving or riding on the wrong class of licence. They were in town for a group ride on Saturday. One rider travelling to the event was caught travelling at twice the speed limit.

He received a roadside suspension and will face court action. A further three riders received roadside suspensions for riding on the wrong class of licence. They were required to arrange for someone else to ride their bike.

Three vehicles were also impounded over the weekend. Police say they kept a close watch on the visiting gang members and their associates for the duration of their visit, to ensure they complied with the law.

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Pest fence now within ‘arms reach’ A $4.7 million project to build a pest-proof fence around the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is on target, after it was granted $1.25 million last week. The sanctuary trust is now just $200,000 short of its fundraising target, which will signal the start of construction. Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust chair Dr Dave Butler says there was elation from the trust over the Lottery Grants Board

award of $1.25 million, which would be echoed by the huge group of volunteers and supporters of the project. “This is a ringing validation of the Brook Sanctuary’s national significance, and an affirmation of the trust’s vision and robust planning,” he says. “It also recognises all the hard work members have put in towards realising the vision and the strong support for the project

from our strategic partners and the wider community.” Dave says the $1.25 million grant gets the sanctuary to “within arm’s reach” of starting construction on the pest-proof fence, but the trust is firm in its resolve to build the fence without incurring any debt and it is now on track to do so. “There is now just a $200k gap left to reach our $4.7m target and we have other major

funding applications already lodged and being prepared,” he says. “We’ll also be stepping up the ‘Get Behind the Fence’ campaign.” Dave says if the Nelson community, the Top of the South region, and the nation as a whole maintained their support he was confident there would be a start on the fence construction by the middle of this year.

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Hats off to rower’s fundraiser It’s official: The bucket hat is back. Talented Waimea College rower Sean Ducray has taken a sun-smart approach to his personal fundraising campaign this year, and has managed to get his own bucket hat included as part of the school uniform. It’s proving to be a great success too, with 80 of them already snapped up. Sean, who recently broke a national record with the Nelson Rowing Club’s Under-18 coxless quad, has set about finding ways he could raise money to help ease the financial strain of

the high cost sport. “Before I started school this year I had a really short haircut and I didn’t want to get sunburnt so I thought ‘why not get a hat?’,” says Sean. “Senior management thought it was a great idea so we just went full steam ahead.” The cost for each bucket hat is $20 and all of the profits go towards his rowing. He hoped that in the future, when he left school, the profits would go towards other sports at Waimea College. “I enjoy business studies and I enjoy making them for myself. It’s not huge amounts of money but anyone can buy them.”

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e l p o e p d o o f h s Y ou r f re Tasman Visual Art Group members, clockwise from left, Steph Buck, Maureen Batt, Diana Green, Betty Salter, Averill Moore, Karen Clyne, Elaine Barker-Grace and Lois Morgan, have been decorating the new street piano for Sundial Square in Richmond. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

Piano for Sundial Sq Richmond’s Sundial Square is about to become alive with the sound of music, after Hope artist Steph Buck turned her dream into a reality. Steph purchased a piano in January and with the support of the district’s businesses and retailers is donating it to the community as Richmond’s official street piano. It will be stored in Cash and Trade in Sundial Square and wheeled out on a special platform made by Brightwater Engineering to bring music to the streets of Richmond. “It has been my dream and passion for more than 10 years to have a street piano,” Steph says. “In January, when the ideal piano unexpectedly presented itself, I decided it was time to make the dream a reality.” Steph says the first thing she did was talk to as many Richmond businesses and retailers as she could to gauge their support for such a project. “The response and

enthusiasm I received from this group has been absolutely astounding, many pledging donations and help to get it off the ground.” She says the piano is a pristine condition Beale which has now been decorated with “artwork displaying beautiful images representative of our Tasman region” by the “wonderfully talented members of the Tasman Visual Arts Group”. Steph says street pianos are found in cities and towns all over the world where they create a fun atmosphere and sense of well-being. She wants to encourage passers-by of any age or ability to sit and play the piano and hopes it will also be used by school groups and choirs for lunchtime concerts “for the benefit of the whole community”. There will be a grand opening of the Richmond street piano in Sundial Square at 12.30pm on Thursday March 20.

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Having a par ty/event/func tion? Call our photographer 544 9037 or 027 532 6461 Joe and Carol Sardella with Cheryl and Nick Dalgety at the Banquet in the Vines charity dinner.

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Cushla and Joseph Hassan at the Banquet in the Vines.

Betty and Mark Newman at Cafe on Oxford last week.

It was another busy week for events. We started off at Richmond Fresh Choice’s craft beer night held at Cafe on Oxford during the week, then visited the Banquet in the Vines charity event in Hope which raised money for an orphange called Casa Hogar in Venezuela. The weekend ended at Tasman School’s Muddy Buddy event. Do you have a party coming up? Call us on 544 9037.

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Birthday made extra special Operation Sugar helped make Richmond’s Beau Prosser 12th birthday an extra-special occasion. The nationwide charity provides free, themed birthday cakes to seriously ill children and children that require frequent hospitalisation and last Sunday it delivered the perfect gift for Beau - a swimming pool cake. “I love swimming so it was a really cool birthday cake,” Beau says. “It had a person swimming and towels and jandals and a lilo and a beach ball.” The cake was created by Corina McKay from NAC Party and Event Catering in Stoke who is one of Operation Sugar’s large network of amateur and professional bakers donating their time, experience and money to provide cakes. “It’s the first cake I’ve made for Operation Sugar so it was really nice to be able to do something like that,” Corina says. “When I told my aunt I was making the cake she sent some money up to pay for the ingredients, so she helped too.” As well as giving a child a specially themed cake, the organisation pays for a professional photographer Simone Dacombe to take a birthday portrait as a gift for the whole family. Chelsea Sugar is the major sponsor, and the scheme also relies on community grants and donations.

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Beau Prosser prepares to blow out the candle on her 12th birthday cake watched by her big sister Kelly and Archie Lunai. Photo: Simone Dacombe Photography. Beau’s mother Katie Prosser says the cake made Beau’s day. “The cake was so cool. At the end of the birthday party all Beau’s friends took something off the cake.” Katie says Beau, who attends Waimea Intermediate, suffers from a congenital condition called cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) which affects the lungs. She has had over 40 operations at Auckland’s Starship Hospital and Katie says her daughter is “an incredible child”. “I was 20 weeks pregnant when we found out she had CCAM and

we were told it would probably be fatal and were advised to terminate. We already had three children under five and my first reaction was ‘I can’t go through with this pregnancy’ but then we decided to give her a chance to live and I’m glad we did. “Then, when she was five, she became critically ill and was airlifted to Starship Hospital and they removed most of her left lung and fixed a hole in her heart. We thought she would never survive long enough to make it to school but she did and now she is turning 12.”

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The Brightwater Wine and Food Festival was a that those who are going to be the beneficiaries huge success for everyone involved and provided will benefit from the event. We haven’t got a final a great platform from which to launch next year’s profit figure yet, but it was very successful and we event. The festival prowill be in touch with duced a record crowd those beneficiaries and received some directly as soon as we great feedback from have the final figures.” both the public and The money raised stallholders, which from this year’s festimeans that it will defival will go towards the nitely be back as an Marlborough Rescue Rachel Warne, Milissa Webb and Elena Hill annual event. Next Helicopter, Wanderers enjoying the Brightwater Wine and Food year’s date has already Sports Club, BrightFestival. Photo: Phillip Rollo. been set so be sure to water Rural Fire Force keep February 15th and Richmond Volfree in your calendar and, with improvements unteer Fire Brigade. The Brightwater Wine and already in the planning stages, you can be sure Food Festival was put on by the Rotary Club of that next year’s festival will be even better than Richmond with the support of sponsors Fertilizer before. Organisers from the Richmond Rotary NZ Ltd, Goldpine, Colourplus, Knapps Lawyers, Club are hoping to make minor changes to the Middle-Earth Winery, Waimea Weekly, Nelson festival to benefit both the public and stallhold- Weekly and Nelson More FM. A big thank you ers, such as improving access and providing more is also needed for Colourplus Nelson, Colourplus shade. Upgrades to the event are yet to be de- Richmond, Haven Realty offices in Nelson and cided, but may include putting a bigger emphasis Richmond, Everyman Records in Nelson, Vilon the children’s area. “We wish to put out a mas- lage Cycles in Richmond, Avanti Plus Richmond, sive thanks to the people who attended, all of the Specsavers in Richmond Mall, Sprig and Fern people that contributed and helped, the stallhold- Brightwater and the Brightwater Mobil Garage ers and of course the sponsors,” says Richmond who acted as ticket outlets for the event. Rotary’s Kevin Gear. “We want people to know Business Update. Adv.


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Should have thought about long term needs when plans where made for this venue in my mind and in the grand scheme of things to add spectator areas to this venue would have paid off. As for spectator events taking over from other events we did without this venue for years when it came to club basketball so don’t see why other events/ clubs don’t yo back to the old setup which in some cases provided a better ‘club’ inclusion feel. Jeff Mahon.

Muddy Buddy: Not to be missed. Great event. Well done Tasman School and Muddy Buddy organizers. Judene Edgar.

Water use: Since moving out here to Redwood Valley I have seen so much industrial farming wastage -roads sheds trees being watered by high powered sprayers - this is the 21st century - industrial farming with its intense watering and high chemical spraying to make a crop viable for market is the WRONG way to farm and the costs are getting to high to support it. Take an apple or vineyard for example - using all the wood chip that farmers currently ‘burn’ off would lesson the rate of water usage, add a beehive and complementary herbs in the rows and you would create a higher juicer flavor with mini costs in both

I wish I was a kid again in Nelson. Glenda Buschl. It was a fantastic event, we all loved it! Thanks heaps. Lea Talbot. Great day just a pity [people] out there want to put a stop to the fun, so many kids with grins on their faces, out having fun and not sitting in front of a tv! Thanks to organisers, no thanks to the TDC!!! Steffan James. There’s always arseholes who want to ruin everyone’s day Steffan. Just laugh at them. Sad arses!! Janelle Thorpe. To have your say on any local issue or any story in Waimea Weekly, text us on 027 UR VOICE or email editorial@waimea weekly.co.nz. Or you can comment on our website www.waimeaweekly.co.nz, or our Facebook page.

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North Island landscape wows visitors I thought ‘wow’. I took a photograph of it and painted it from there,” she says. The painting took about a month to complete because of all of the small detail. The Tasman Visual Arts Group exhibition was held at Eyebright throughout last week and was a huge success with hundreds of people coming through to check it out. All of the visitors were asked to vote for their favourite piece and Jean was hon-

A painting of a North Island landscape was voted People’s Choice at the recent Tasman Visual Arts Group exhibition. Local artist Jean Jackson says the painting “The Woodland” was born from a scene she captured on camera whilst en route to visit some friends in the North Island about a year ago. “I can’t exactly say where it was but it was further north than Auckland. We were just driving along and

oured to have received the most votes. “It’s always a great compliment for any artist when your artwork is chosen by visitors as the winner of an art exhibition, particularly on this occasion for me with such an array of talented artists.” Jean has an exhibition at the Suter Art Gallery from May to June where she showcases her “animals in landscapes” style. The winning painting is still for sale.

Jean Jackson with her winning painting.

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DINE IN & TAKEAWAY RICHMOND What makes Poppy Thai so good? Great food, great service and a great experience. Poppy Thai is a family originated business that grew from the humble beginnings of a 6 table restaurant to several widely known and enjoyed eating establishments. Dara Ching opened the first Poppy Thai business in Christchurch 22 years ago and has since opened several others, two of which were destroyed in the Earthquakes of 2011. The branch in Richmond

Come in and check out our specials 41 McGlashen Avenue, Richmond PHONE 544 6137 OPEN 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, 8.30am-3.00pm Saturday, Open late Thursday night until 6.30pm

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opened in 2005 and since the closure of their restaurant in Nelson, Poppy Thai in Richmond will now benefit from Dara’s full time devotion to creating a memorable dining experience. Poppy Thai prides itself on creating the best quality Thai food. Their cuisine is well known for being hot and spicy and for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal. These five elements are bitterness, saltiness, sourness, sweetness and umami which can be described as savoury or meatiness. Poppy Thai creates signature dishes and balances numerous combinations of spices, herbs and seasonings to orchestrate the fundamental flavours in each of their meals.

mushrooms and a hint of basil served with their signature garlic sauce. Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh herbs and spices as well as fish sauce and it reflects Thai history. It has evolved from a combination of foreign influences throughout history, such as Japan, China and neighbouring countries like Cambodia and Vietnam, which has given us what we treasure today. The specials that Poppy Thai offer also make it an affordable place to dine with family or friends. Those with Entertainment Cards can receive a special discount of 25% up to $35 and for those who don’t have this can still enjoy the weekly lunch and dinner specials beginning this week. The

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Poppy Thai’s friendly staff and beautiful settings provide a wonderful atmosphere in which to enjoy a lovely meal with friends. Their food has even been praised as better than that from Thailand itself. The menu has a great range of authentic Thai food including their popular little lamb curry, with British Isle potatoes and roasted peanuts enriched with coconut milk and their infused curry style sauce, or there is the Pad Thai with rice noodles, seasonal vegetables peanuts, spring onions and your choice of meat. However if Thai isn’t quite your thing then there’s always the campfire fillet, 220g of New Zealand prime beef fillet with

lunch special will be stir-fry rice noodles with a delicious peanut sauce for just $12.50 and their dinner specials will be only $16. Poppy Thai also cater for those with dietary requirements and all the meals they serve can be made gluten free, provided you inform the waitress when you order. They are open for lunch 5 days a week Tuesday – Saturday from 11:30am – 2:30pm and are open for dinner 7 days a week from 5:30pm – 9:30pm. To contact Poppy Thai or to make a booking call 544 2888.


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• Wednesday, February 12, my birthday. I wake to a lovely day, and plan accordingly. All activities will be pleasant and exactly what I want to do. Not a problem. The day moves along swimmingly and then I took a step backward, to admire something. That’s all it took. Just one little step and I went crashing down really hard There was pain, and a feeling that something was wrong. One glance showed a wrist in the shape of a caterpillar on the incline. And it wouldn’t straighten out, no matter what. • Three hours later, we return from hospital. My arm in a very solid cast, and with instructions to be careful because it was a bad break. My arm would be in plaster for six weeks. Oh well. Nothing for it but to do as I’m told, and behave myself. • Our house has wrap around verandas, so it is easy to find a pleasant spot to sit and view the garden, and that has been my daily activity. This garden is lovely in late winter with various coloured hellebores enjoying themselves. However, I’m thinking the garden could be improved during the summer season with colourful fuchsias So that is first on the Things To Do list. There are two birdbaths in this space as well, both supporting empty pots. I quite like an empty pot or two

about the place, and these two didn’t bother me. But I am thinking to make a change there. Dianne, who works with us in Blenheim, told me of a bird station that she has made. It is successful and so simple to make. She has used a hanging wire planter, which had been lined with coconut fibre. Inside the planter she placed a plastic saucer, the kind that you use to catch water under a flower pot. This is used as the meal tray for the bird food. It is highly successful she tells me, with parent birds bringing their families to feed yearly. So I have thought to remove one of the empty pots, and restore the birdbath to its original purpose. Then the birds can take a bath straight after breakfast if they want to and start the day with a clean slate. So that’s second on The List. • Marie Shelly cleared a space so that a lovely tree trunk is visible from my breakfast spot. I am enjoying that, and have gone a little further to think that some foliage at ground level could be removed to allow some dappled sunlight to filter through. During this tidy up, it was discovered that an evergreen azalea had decided that enough was enough, and stopped living. It’s a shame, because over the years the plant had developed an attractive layered shape.

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The Sprig and Fern Summer Harvest fare is prize of a hooded BBQ, a bicycle and a scootgetting closer so don’t forget to mark Friday 21 er as well as spot prizes contributed by Fresh March on your calendar. With admission com- Choice. pletely free and a huge range of food and drink Richmond Unlimited’s Kim Quint says with stalls, the fare promises to be a fantastic evening our region producing so much fantastic food and it has plenty and drink it’s to keep the kids only approprientertained with ate to call it the balloon toys, harvest fare and face painting and they’ve listened maybe even a to feedback from bouncy castle. last year’s event. The Sprig and “We’ve changed Fern Summer the band and will Harvest Fare be providing free has grown in rides on the Doupopularity over ble Decker bus to the years and is help those furRichmond’s big- Sheryl Hockey, Tracee Barnes, Amber Smolenski and ther afield than gest street party Tara Stewart enjoying last year’s Fare. Richmond come with food, wine and enjoy the and beer stalls surrounding a relaxed, family spoils of summer. So it should be a great event, friendly atmosphere at Sundial Square. we’re really excited about it.” The bus will do a Although the event is a laid back affair there round trip from Richmond into Nelson via Taare some rules that event goers will need to be huna and back through Stoke at 8pm, 9pm and aware of. Food and drink from outside the fare 10pm. The NBus service will also be dropping are not allowed inside the designated area and off and picking up fare goers until 7pm outside alcohol is not allowed to be taken outside of the the mall leaving you no excuse for not being event premises as there is a liquor ban every- there. The Sprig and Fern Summer Harvest Fare begins at 5:30pm and runs until 10pm. where else in the Richmond CBD. Kmart will be having a raffle with a one-off Business Update. Adv.


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Beautiful Survivor Tour Sunday 16 March 10 am Grace Church & 7 pm Church on the Hill Christian artist Julia Grace and former Ugandan sponsored child, Lillian Nakabiri. Together these two women deliver a reminder of God’s love and faithfulness. Free entry.

Lunch on the Hill A place is set for you at Lunch on the Hill, Tuesday March 18

Calling all 12–14 year olds Every Friday night we have youth group from 7pm–9pm at the Holy Trinity Church Hall. We follow a pattern of two “in nights” followed by an “out night” usually involving an activity like going to the beach or bowling, and often with other youth groups in the area. The age range for our Friday group is mainly 1214 year olds. Several of the leaders are trained in youth work or secondary school teaching and are background checked. The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa New Zealand and SafeHere guidelines are used as the basis for our safety policies. — Micah Did-Dell, Youth Pastor

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Nikki Pritchard and Michaela Ross are some of the volunteers that make Lunch on the Hill possible.

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A friend of mine goes tramping a lot. He loves the mountains when they are snow-clad; the wildness of the bush; the roaring seas of the West Coast. He especially loves the bird song. Years ago, when we were on holiday, I had a dream. I woke up sobbing. In my dream I couldn’t find my mother – anywhere. The sense of grief was heartrending. I couldn’t shake that grief while we were away. When we got home my Mum told me she had terminal cancer. Have you heard God speak? You’re already saying “No” aren’t you? Some people think God stopped speaking when the Bible was written. Some think it’s crazy to think that God would bother to speak to ordinary people. Maybe he’d just speak to the important ones. But is it crazy? Or does God speak today? Mother Theresa heard God’s voice in the beggars’ cries in Calcutta. Martin Luther King heard God’s voice for justice when he saw how black people were treated in the US. An ordinary father tucks his child in at bedtime. His child reaches out to touch his cheek.

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Church on the Hill Richmond Anglican Church, 27 Dorset St Services: Sun 9 am & 10.30 am, Wed 10 am holytrinityrichmond.org.nz

Tuesday 18 March, 11.30 am Come for a cuppa beforehand or midday for the meal. Food and friendship for body, soul and spirit in the Church Hall. Lunch is provided. Koha welcome. Monday, 24 March, 7 – 9 pm Topics are varied and everyone can voice their opinion. The only subject we do not discuss is religion. Sunday 13 April, 4.00 pm Informal family fun, craft, story and prayer activities followed by shared meal in the Church Hall.

Cross Walk Good Friday 18 April, 11 am Inter-denominational event that begins at the Richmond New Life, Wensley Centre, Wensley Road. A reminder of why Good Friday is a holiday.

Kidz Church, 10.30 am every Sunday. We begin in church then go to the hall for a Bible story, games and activities.

Friends ‘n’ Fun Mondays and Thursdays 9.30 -12.00 pm Preschool playgroup for tots and parents includes 30 minutes of music and movement.

Youth 7 - 9 pm every Friday The age range for our Friday group is 12-14 year olds.

Older Youth 5 - 7 pm every second Sunday Meet together for a shared meal and for discussion on the night’s topic.

Spiritual formation groups We have a variety of groups for people interested in exploring various aspects of Christian spirituality and life. Some are weekly, some fortnightly. Some for women, some for all. A variety of topics and formats are used.

Did you know? St Albans Church in Appleby is part of the same parish as Church on the Hill. It was constructed in 1868. It is one of the oldest remaining churches on the Waimea Plains. Services are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10.30 am.


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Volunteer Fire Fighter Awareness The Tasman community owes a lot to its volunteer fire service. These unsung heroes go about their everyday lives but as soon as the fire siren sounds they jump into action, don their uniforms and respond to save homes, properties and lives. The New Zealand Fire Service relies on thousands of volunteers all over the country who donate their time and effort to help communities protect what they value. Our region is lucky enough to have the protection of local volunteer fire brigades in Murchison, Richmond, Wakefield, Tapawera, Upper Moutere and Mapua, as well as the rural fire services based in Appleby, St Arnaud and Brightwater. Each one is paramount to the safety of our families, schools, homes, businesses and properties. Although volunteer fire fighters get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people and keeping them safe, their love for the job must be applauded by the public as it is a huge commitment and sacrifice for many of those with families

Volunteer Firefighters use a container burn to show how fire reacts with normal household items and learn techniques to control and extinguish fire.

and jobs. Whether they’re having dinner with family or going about their everyday activities, when that siren goes it’s a 100% commitment to the community and they get there as soon as they can. Volunteers are required to attend courses over nine days for training at a recruit level when they initially become a firefighter, and the rest of the skills they need are learnt throughout their career both in the

field and at training courses. Volunteers are able to bring a whole new set of skills and experiences from their lives to the fire service that benefit the quality of the organisation. Their adaptability to new situations and demands can be seen in their increased involvement and capability in responding to medical incidents which is a whole new skill set requiring training that will be a further drain on their freely given time. Assistant Area Commander

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Wanderers batsman Tom Cross has been averaging more than 100 runs this season. Photo: Phillip Rollo. hopefully we’ll be in a third.” accident, so naturally you’d asThat form resulted in Tom sume he had more of a future being called back into the in cricket than rugby – where Golden Edge Nelson Griffins he played for Waimea Old for their Newman Shield clash Boys. But it’s actually the love with Marlborough. Although of the summer sport that has Nelson lost the tight contest, seen a bigger focus on cricket, Tom’s 37 runs gave the home and this winter Tom won’t be putting on his rugby boots, inside a solid start. So what has changed in 2014? stead he’s heading to England “Well I’m just more focused I to play cricket for Gorran. guess,” he says. “There’s more Wanderers team-mate Dean want. I’m just in my zone and Hawley had initially planned trying to hit it. But there’s a bit to go but an injury has ruled of luck involved. I think every- him out, opening the door for Tom. “I’ve always wanted to thing’s going my way really.” Just a few years ago Tom had go overseas and travel. It’ll be half of his left foot amputated very different over there, with when it was crushed in a bob- the weather and pitches, but cat bucket in a work related hopefully I can perform.”

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Waimea College athletes will head into today’s Tasman Secondary School Athletics Championship on the back of some record breaking performances at their own school event, with 18 records being broken last Thursday. It was the first time Waimea College had staged its athletics day at Saxton Oval Athletics Track, and its athletes made the most of the top conditions, breaking some records that have stood since the 1980s. Middle distance running prospect Bridie Edwards was the pick of the winners, breaking records in the Under-15 girls 800m, 1500m and 3000m. Her 3000m time of 10 minutes 44 seconds broke the previous record by a staggering 41 seconds. Katie Thompson and Sami Jordan both broke two records. Katie, who also cleaned up in the sprints, broke records in the Under-19 girls long

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Tennis Club on April 5. Nelson Bays Tennis Association regional coordinator Ali McQuillan says the community play pillar is so important in linking the schools to the clubs and giving a fun, try tennis approach that has previously been missing for the juniors. In Nelson-Tasman there are five community play clubs; Hope, Tasman, Nelson Lawns, Motueka and Wakapuaka. All clubs are running sessions from this term. Visit Tennis Nelson’s website tennisnelson.co.nz for more information.

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Falcons confident ahead of national final

This weekend’s ASB Youth League final at Trafalgar Park will be the biggest football game to be played in the region in more than a decade, and the captain of the home side is confident that the Nelson Marlborough Falcons will be the ones celebrating come full-time. Coey Turipa will lead the New Zealand King Salmon Falcons against Auckland City this Saturday, in just their second season of national league football, and he says the prospect of playing in a national final still hasn’t sunk in yet. “I think when that when first whistle blows against Auckland City then it’ll hit us. We’ll really know we’re in a final and we’re a really good chance of winning a final and in front of a home crowd,” he says.

SPORT Briefs SPEEDWAY: The Nelson Tigers have finished second place at the Superstock Teams Nationals at Waikaraka Park, losing the final to arch enemies, the Palmerston North Panthers. While the Panthers made up for their embarrassing performance at the Teams Champs, the second placing was another respectable finish for the Nelson Tigers. CRICKET: With just two rounds remaining in the Car Company Nelson Cricket One Day competition, both Wanderers and Waimea Toi Toi United remain firmly in the hunt for a finals placing. WTTU’s win over Wanderers on the weekend has meant Stoke-Nayland now lead the championship, with Wanderers in second and WTTU in third. Wanderers have two tough games left, coming up against fourth placed Wakatu and Stoke-Nayland.

The Falcons won eight straight games to book a place in the ASB Youth League final with two rounds to spare. Since qualifying, coach Davor Tavich has given nearly every single player a run and decided to rest most of the senior players during that spell. Nelson lost to YoungHeart Manawatu and Canterbury United in those games but it shouldn’t be a worry for a team that managed to scrap out wins when it counted, even in the most unlikely situations. Auckland City, the defending champions, haven’t lost a game all season and enter the final with an eight win, two draw record. Ross McPhie, who actually played for Nelson Suburbs and scored a goal in the Chatham Cup when he was just 14 years

Coey Turipa will lead the Nelson Marlborough Falcons in the ASB Youth League final. Photo: Phillip Rollo. old, is a member of their squad. Coey expects Auckland City to play a similar style to Team Wellington – a side with

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talented individuals across the park. “Fox [Slotemaker, who lives in Auckland] has gone to watch them so hopefully he’ll be able to give us a bit of goss, but we’re not afraid of them. I’m highly confident that come the final whistle on Saturday we’ll have the national premiership.” The former New Zealand Under-20 ‘keeper has relished the opportunity to captain the Falcons this year, after foundation skipper Mark Johnston moved into the assistant coaching role. “There’s a lot of background, off-the-field stuff but I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been an honour to captain the region.” The ASB Youth League final kicks off at 1pm at Trafalgar Park this Saturday, with a curtain raiser match from 10am.

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Community Events Keeping you in touch

Holiday programme for under fives at Richmond Kindergarten. 22nd Apr-1 May, 9am-3pm. Special theme days alongside normal kindergarten activities. Ph 5445588 or email richkindi@xtra. co.nz to enrol your child. Ursula Lewis from the Ministry of Social Development/Senior Service (WINZ) will be speaking at the Cathedral on 25 Mar at 10.30am. Ph Jane 5479977. Public Meeting Green MP Kevin Hague speaking about “Good Lives, Healthy Future - A Greenprint for Health”. Mon 17 Mar 7:30pm. Croquet Pavilion, Halifax St opposite ANZAC Park. All welcome. Richmond Lions reminds you that our Men’s Health Evening With Buck Shelford as keynote speaker takes place on Wed 12 Mar At the Suburban Club Tahuna 7.30pm. All welcome – Gentlemen $5.00, Ladies Free! Ph: Ivan Burrowes 5419689 Tasman Talks Titles Book Group Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our Tasman Talks Titles book group might be what you’re looking for. Join us on Wed 19 Mar, 3pm – 4pm at Richmond Library. Save The Children Fair Sat 29 Mar Stoke Hall. 9am-12noon Something for everyone. Fruit & vegetables, plants & shrubs , baking, homemade jams & pickles, adult & children’s clothes,variety of household items, books, toys & lots more. Fresh Focus Hon Maryan Street MP speaking about “An Intro to the End of Life Bill”. Mon, 17 Mar, 10-11am. Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahuna Dr. All welcome. Entry $2. Lunch on the Hill Tues 18 Mar. Tea & coffee served from 11.30am. Lunch at 12noon. All Welcome. Koha. Holy Trinity Church, 27 Dorset St Richmond. Ph 5448844 Garage Sale at Holy Trinity Church 27 Dorset St Richmond 9am – 12noon Sat 15 Mar. Used items,

Plants, Produce, Cakes, Preserves, BBQ, Morning Tea/Coffee, Pancakes, Raffles, Children’s toys and more. Ph 5448844 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. nelsonbeekeepers.org.nz Nelson Diabetes Support Group will meet on Fri 28 Mar, 1.30 - 3pm at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, 49 Covent Dr, Stoke. Please note change of venue. Speaker. Afternoon tea. Gold coin donation. Ph Joan 5486263. Heritage Roses Nelson Branch Meeting Sun 16 Mar at 2pm. Expert to demonstrate how to take rose cuttings. Plant & produce swop. New members welcome. For details email david.clare.haig@ gmail.com or ph Clare 5450455 Nayland College PTA are hosting: an evening with John Cowan of the parenting place speaking on: Drugs, Sex & Technology 7pm – 9pm – Tues 25 Mar in the Nayland College Hall Tickets are $10 each or $15 for a double & are available from Nayland College reception. Volunteering with Red Cross Refugee Service is fun and rewarding and gives you an opportunity to work in a team & experience new cultures. Next Volunteer Training Course: 21– 23 March. For more info contact jettie.zeestraten@redcross.org. nz or 5484978 Nelson/Tasman Endometriosis group are holding a display to mark Endometriosis Awareness Month outside Farmers, Richmond Mall on Thurs 13 Mar. Info will be available & members on hand to chat with. Find out more about this disease. Our Amazing Place The Wood Community Treasure Hunt (FB) Sun 23 Mar 12.45 Results Gym Kinzett Terrace. Discover the hidden treasures of your community-People, places, businesses & services.

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English Language Partners Help new refugees & migrants to the area learn English for an hour or so a week. Training & support provided. Next volunteer training starts Mar 18. Contact English Language Partners 5394848 / ali.morton@englishlanguage.org.nz 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@ vodafone.co.nz Red Puppy Appeal Volunteers needed for an easy 2 hours of collecting for the Blind Foundation at tables at shops in Nelson and Richmond on Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar. Ph. Carl Horn 5391108. Save the date! Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Open Day Sun Mar 16. Bug-man Ruud Klienpaste, themed guided walks, wildlife encounters, music, activities for children, delicious food & coffee available, fun for the whole family! brooksanctuary.org. Community Sing A Long Wed 19 Mar 1.30pm Wesley Centre 4 Wensley Rd Richmond (opp TDC). Afternoon tea. Gold coin donation for Nelson Hospital Chaplaincy. Enquiries 5448394. REGULAR EVENTS Pacifica Women’s Aquarobics Aquarobics with Pacifica women’s group. Monday 3pm Ngawhatu Pool. Qualified instructor. Ph Lyn 5473263 or Sandy 5445993 for any inquiries Get Money Smart Free part-time evening programme. Want to shrink your debt and grow your savings? Learn smarter ways to make your money work for you. Call Pip today on 5476138, txt 0274320239 or visit barbicantc.com. Hope Indoor Bowling Play continues each week on Tues night at Hope Hall. Names in by 7.15pm. Come & have a try at a sport. Social & competitive at a friendly Club. All equipment supplied. Wear

flat soled shoes. Further info ring Bill 5449273. Road cycling group for fun & fitness. Age 50+, fortnightly, Sat or Sun, 30km–40km with picnic or coffee stop. Sounds like you? Ph Julia 021659149 Social Bridge on Mon evenings 7.15p.m. All players welcome. Ph Shirley 5446734 Richmond Bridge Club, 348 Lower Queen St Richmond Social Cards Small Groups, Great Fun. Venue Richmond Seniors Hall at 62 Oxford St Richmond. Contact Kath 5445563. Richmond Senior Citizens 62 Oxford St Richmond. Quizzes, Housie, Indoor Bowls, Crafts, Lunches, Rummikub, Exercises & Much more Ph. Elaine Mead 5445654 Mon-Fri 10am-1pm. Free Advanced Business Programme Want to grow your business? Get help from a one-on-one mentor? Pip 5476138 or visit barbicantc.com Social Table Tennis at Saxton stadium Wed 7pm 9pm on now! Mon & Fri 9am – noon will resume 27 Jan All Welcome. For details ph Karen 5473005. Stoke Methodist Opportunity Centre (Opposite Stoke Library). Good, used clothing. Very cheap. Open every Thurs 9.30am-12pm. Ph. 5443226 Totara Nelson Activity programme 10am-3pm, older people can get together & enjoy good company, friendship, activities & mutual support. Meals included. Transport possible & you may be eligible for financial assistance. Ph 5479350 Enner Glynn Playcentre come and enjoy quality early childhood education for children 0-6 years, Monday-Friday 9.15-11.45 am. 8 Enner Glynn Rd. Your first three visits are free! Ph 5474007 Art On Halifax Sun Arts market in the beautiful surroundings of the Refinery Artspace sculpture garden 10am-2pm 3 Halifax Street. Artists Ph 5481721 to book a stall. Antique Bottle & Collectables Club meet first Tues every month Surburban Club, Tahuna Dr at 7.30pm. Informal & informative. Bring your treasures. Judy 5452181

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Trades & Services

WEDNESDAY 12 March 2014

Trades & Services

ALTERATIONS

APPLE REPAIRS

Hemming Alterations Repairs

Apple Computer Repairs

BRAKE & CLUTCH

SEWING

Tom Collins

REPAIRS BRAKE & CLUTCH SPECIALISTS

New Buildings Alterations Over 45 years experience

WHILE U WAIT

Now at Richmond Mall between Jean Jones & Fresh Choice

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

544 1660

Certified Mac Technician www.mac111.co.nz Ph: 0275481618

027 885 3777

DECKS & FENCES

Richmond Brake & Clutch 13 McGlashen Ave, Richmond

• Holiday Homes • Bush Cabins • Renovation

Ph 544 5206

DIGGERS

DRAINLAYER

DRIVEWAYS

LOCALLY OWNED

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

We specialise in the restoration and staining of all decks. ®

paint, oil & stain restoration

HOME LOANS

INTERIOR SEWING

Soul Oasis

Can’t read? Can’t write? Call us It’s free! Adult Learning Support Call 03 548 3041 LANDSCAPES

LAWNMOWING

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

lawnmower services We sharpen & Fix:

Crazy Sheep Landscapes

• Energy healer

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

• 20+ years experience

For the ‘baa-ack’ yard ewe deserve

• $40 per hour Supporting your healing and growth

Email

PAINTING

PANEL BEATER

• • • • • •

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

New Homes l Commercial Rural l Retail l Alterations

Prompt response is our priority

24hr Service

542 542 4473 2120 027 542 4473

p0wa2u@xtra.co.nz

LIFESTYLE

• 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 crazysheeplandscapes@gmail.com lowcostlm@yahoo.co.nz wrong last time too

PLUMBER

PLUMBER

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

PLUMBING & GAS

Experienced and qualified personal trainer

PODIATRIST

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

TILING

TRAINING

TRAINING

WATCH REPAIRS

WINDOW CLEANING

TASMAN BAY TILING

HARRIS TRAINING SERVICES LTD

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

ELECTRICIAN

Free547. pick-up & Delivery Call Caleb Please change ph number so space is after (conditions apply) 022 122 5013

021 0264 4839

TAKEAWAY

EDUCATION

Est. 2006

Phone 543 8243

%Call Now 021 130 4130

HEALING

T & J Collins Holdings Ltd

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

FREE QUOTE

Deck&FencePro

027 486 6054

Drainage & Construction Tasman LTD

We Restore Weathered Decks

Rather nice interior and exterior house painting 027 2300146

BUILDER

BUILDER

WOF’s

Richmond

www.deckandfencepro.co.nz

BUILDER

35

Paul Napier Certified Mapei Installer

021 548 390 Email: p.napier@xtra.co.nz

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

For course dates see www.harristraining.co.nz

Ph: 544 4062

Mob: 0274 574 775

info@harristraining.co.nz

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

www.benjaminblack.co.nz

Specialising in Windows Over 10yrs professional experience Residential or Commercial Call Brandon 022 0984 167 windowcleaningriseandshine@gmail.com


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