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Rain a blessing for local farmers Holiday makers might frown at the persistent rain, but the region’s crop growers are loving it. Waimea will have no water restrictions before Christmas for the first time in two years and some crop growers are saying they are having the best growing season in a number of years, because of heavy December rain.

Water restrictions have been implemented in seven of the past eight years, with 2009 being the only exception. In 2010 water was rationed from December 6, but a Tasman District Council hydrologist estimates December 2011’s rainfall statistics to “double” the December average. Close to 130mm of rain fell at the TDC nursery over the past 30 days, while

120mm fell at the TDC office. While 60mm of rain has fallen at the TDC offices already in December, where the December average is 90mm. But it is expected to spike with 280mm of rain predicted by Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management over the next two days. “We’re two thirds of the way there but only

halfway through the month and in another two days I imagine we will be well over that total,” says TDC hydrologist Matt McLarin. “We’ve got a lot of heavy rain coming.” Water restrictions force urban residents to restrict water on odd or even days depending on their letterbox number.

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JUMPING INTO THE HOLIDAYS: Hope School year 6 students Jense Noteboom, 11, Rebecca Rea, 10, Penelope Smith, and Shiloh Bell, both 11, will finish primary school on Friday. All four are looking forward to life at intermediate. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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when people say ‘oh what do we have these old cups for?’ Well that’s what we are after.” Jan says she doesn’t mind if they have chips in them, as long as they are a plate, she will take them. “They are 60c a day to hire them. I couldn’t believe it.” The Saxton Oval pavilion is jointly funded by both councils and was opened last month. You can call Jan at the Richmond Dental Centre, or at home on 544 4704. The Colgate Games features athletes between ages 7 and 14. Nelson officials, which have often doubled as parents of the athletes, will use the competition as a chance to learn more skills and knowledge. President of the New Zealand Children’s Athletics Association Jan Cockeram says Saxton Oval pavilion is in need of plate and cup donations as they prepare to host 2000 people for the South Island Colgate Games in January. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Staying the night in the Starveall hut a group worked at the Railway Hotel as a chef before enof 13 and 14 year-old trampers were enthralled tering the Army. A horrific car accident left him with the stories of a former soldier. Their im- with head injuries. He was undeniably smart pression of him was the same as hundreds of though and was looking forward to the next others who turned out to the funeral of 23 year- phase of his life. old Richmond man Sharny Abbott – he was sim- Maxine says her memories of her son are all happly a great guy. py. “He was a great son and the brilliant things Sharny was walking out of the Hackett last Sun- that were said at his funeral showed that. I will day, the day after meeting and befriending a miss him forever.” group of trampers, when it appears he slipped, Because Sharny was swept 7km by the river most broke his neck and drowned in the river. He of his equipment is still missing. Maxine says if travelled 7km before a search and rescue dog anyone sees any of his gear while tramping could found him last Tuesday night. they please hand it in to police so it makes it way At his funeral, at his mother Maxine’s home on back to the family. Sunday, more than 200 people came to farewell him. Friends, family and even the young trampers, told stories of a bright, funny, strong and “awesome” man who died too young. At just 23, Sharny had already been a chef, solider in the NZ Army, DJ and was weeks away from starting a two year automotive course. He and his partner Lauren were looking for new homes and were talking about marriage. She says Sharny was her soul mate and she still cannot believe he is gone. “I wake up every morning thinking I’m going to see him at his computer drinking his coffee and every morning it hits me that he never will again.” Maxine says the moment her brother, a police officer, told her he had died she screamed. “It is the most awful feeling, it has broken my heart and I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. I can just hope it Maxine Abbott and Lauren Henry, the mother and partner gets easier.” of Richmond man Sharny Abbott, who died while tramping Sharny attended Waimea College, in the Richmond Ranges last week. Photo: Andrew Board.

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Richmond Fire Service recruit Robbie Reihana is loving life in his new job. Afterall, it’s all he’s ever wanted to do. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Peering over the window sill as a child and watching the fire engines race past, Robbie Reihana always knew he was going to be a fire fighter. With only some final paperwork left, Robbie, 22, is nearly qualified to be a volunteer, but he has already had his fair share of action. In fact, his first fire was one of his biggest jobs he’s had to tackle so far when a house near McDonald’s Richmond became engulfed. “That was probably my first good fire. I was really nervous,” he says. He admitted that his mind went blank as soon as the siren rung. “I was actually here doing checks on trucks and the siren went off, I looked out the window and seen some ash go past. Everyone arrived and ripped into it.” That exact moment was why Robbie signed up to be a volunteer fire fighter, for the adrenaline rush and to save lives. “I was amazed to see the fire at the start because it was the first good fire I had seen.” The dangers of the job are always playing on the back of his mind, but saving someone’s life is a much bigger draw card. “Knowing when it’s safe and when it’s not is just part of the learning curve.”

Originally from Brightwater, Robbie says he “grew up hearing the fire siren go off ” and would look out waiting for the fire trucks to go past. He moved to Richmond and eventually joined in December of last year. Now that he lives down the road from the Richmond Volunteer Fire Station, he’s usually the first there in case of emergency. The recruit course gave him basic training to become a fire fighter, from running out hoses, first aid, risk management, breathing apparatus and much more. The course was completed at the Nelson Fire Station, while all his on-work training was done in Richmond. The current recruit training course is of 12 weeks duration comprising both theory and practical training. Regular theory and practical assessments are conducted during the course to ensure that trainees are meeting the required competency levels at the various stages of the course. Once Robbie is qualified, he will be able to move up the ladder in command from qualified fire fighter to senior fire fighter. He says the majority of the call-outs so far have been scrub fires, but he will be ready in case of another big disaster.

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Dairy farming book an amoosing read Di-ana Win hopes her new book will help the dairy farming industry win over some new fans. Dairy Farming: To boldy go where I had never gone before tells real life experiences of Diana working on two separate dairy farms, one in Murchison and one in South Canterbury, but with a humourous twist. “There’s a lot of bad press out

Greer Hill, 12, leaps with loan dog “Kobe” at the Waimea Intermediate School pet day. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Students dog it out at pet day The saying “every man and his dog” might need changed to every kid and their dog, following the Waimea Intermediate School pet day. Students were encouraged to bring their pets along to school for a number of challenging activties and, of course, a bit of fun. Activities included dog agility and obedience courses, which was difficult for one British bulldog in particular. His legs weren’t quite big enough to jump onto beams and through hoops. But there were also fun games for those without pets. There was a strong man competition on the field, seeing which students could push a car the furtherest. A gumboot toss kept some of the other kids busy.

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there about dairy farmers. But I think people need to see what you can make of it,” she says. “It’s about the relationship you have with the cows.” Di-ana, a Moutere resident, says there is a lot more to a cow than what meets the eye. The book is on sale at the Nelson and Richmond Hospices, $5 from each sale will be do- Di-ana Win has published a book about the quirks of the nated to the hospice. dairy farming industry. Photo: Phillip Rollo.


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Photographer shoots for new camera club Sick of tired of camera clubs not following suite with technology, Richmond resident Ron Weiss is forming something more “new wave.” The way forward for Ron is not sitting around being judged and critiqued on your photos, but getting out and seeing the world through your camera lens. Ron has been a professional photographer for a number of years but hopes the group will help him network with more creative local photographers. There isn’t a single place Ron goes without a camera in

SINGING LOUD: Denise Adams sings aloud at Carols by Glo-lite at Snowden’s Bush in Brightwater on Saturday night. Hundreds gathered with picnic dinners and joined in with the singing. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

his pocket or around his neck, but for him, the limits are endless once he sits in front of his laptop. He sees the capabilities of Photoshop as a tool that will revolutionise photography. Ron is having a photo exhibition on January 24 at the Richmond Library. Anyone interested in joining the group can meet Ron at 11am this Saturday at the Richmond Library with a collection of their own work, or they can phone him on 542 3405.

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SHINING ON CAROLS EVENT: St Barnabas Church will be rocking to the sounds of the 2011 Smokefreerockquest winners The Peasants on Friday night, part of an expanded annual Carols on the Lawn event called Shine. The concert will be held on the front lawn of St Barnabas Church. As well as music, there is plenty of kids enter-

Abbey Phillips has had plenty to sing about recently. The Peasants’ backing vocalist and keyboarder was the recipient of the McGlashen Pharmacy scholarship for 2011. The Garin College student will get $1000, which she says will go towards vocal and piano tuition, something she’s never had despite her obvious talent. “I’ve always wanted to do piano lessons and singing lessons just to further my skills I guess. This way I can add more to the band,” says Abbey. Abbey says she can’t remember when she first started singing, but it’s always been a major part of her life thanks to her parent’s influence. “My parents are pretty musical. My dad is actually a music teacher so I’ve always been singing since quite a young age.” But it was only when she was singing in a church band, alongside her brother Chris

Phillips, and other members of the group, that they decided to form The Peasants of Eden and enter Smokefreerockquest. The Peasants of Eden finished second in New Zealand in 2010, and then went one better as the The Peasants, taking out the national title for 2011. Abbey says it has been a whirlwind year with a music video set to be filmed in January before their debut single Let It Go, which was recorded at York St Recording Studio, is released on the New Zealand market. “It’s pretty amazing when you sit down and think about it. Just to see how far we’ve come and how far we can go.” The Peasants will be playing at the 2012 New Years Countdown on Upper Trafalgar St, the Kaikoura Roots Festival and many other local concerts. “I suppose that’s where we have to start but we’re hoping to progress.”

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Where has the year gone? I am sure this is the catch cry for so many of us, as this is the last column before Christmas. I thought I would talk a bit about roses this time as several neighbours have been asking questions regarding deadheading, feeding etc. The photo this week is of my bed of Margaret Merrill floribunda roses (with the odd Iceberg and Avalanche popped in as fillers). This was of course taken before the latest round of strong winds and rain got to them – always seems to happen just as they are at their blooming best! My advice on how to keep them looking good is quite simple… feed, water (not a problem lately!) mulch and spray. Also, when deadheading, don’t just snip off the dead flowers at the top. For hybrid tea roses cut back to the first set of 5 leaves and angle the cut as in pruning. For floribunda roses you can take out the oldest rose in

a clump but then, as the others bit soft or that have odd blembloom the same rule applies. This ishes on them. encourages more new shoots and • Keep weeding – after this rain hopefully flowers, and also helps they, along with most things in keep your bushes growing more the vege garden, will bolt and evenly. This means that at the end start setting seed heads. Great of the season you do not have to old saying still applies today deal to a huge and messy rose “one years weeding stops anwhen pruning time comes. other years seeding…” I will I recently had the pleasure of judgtalk about weed sprays next ing the cut flowers, succulents and time – there are alternatives out potted plants at the Nelson Horthere. ticultural Society’s exhibit at the Richmond A&P show. This was really rewarding and another learning curve for me. What a range of really beautiKerry and Tina put their heads ful specimens together and came up with sevthere were, Margaret Merrill floribunda roses. eral queries so I will do my best with a huge to get this all in for you. range of flowers to choose from. It was Q: How do we get rid of Ivy and Wandering Jew invading a daunting task I can tell you, but I our property from next door? must have handled things OK as they A: This stuff is a menace. The Convolvulous cure I mentioned the other week could work on the Wandering Jew, have asked me back again in January! but I would use Amitrole instead of Roundup. Please be careful when using and do not let it touch other loved s Thi ks plants. Another idea to try for the Ivy, with the same warne we ing, is Vigilant Gel. Trace the Ivy to a fairly thick stem (I Things to keep doing over the next few know – there will be many!). Cut the base of the stem and use the gel as per the instrucweeks. • Strawberries should be ripening now tions. You will have to do this several times along the plant reading wing/sp e, so blo – watch for grey mould (botrytis) es- and if you are on good terms with the neighbour it may s m o le h b le ot a pro of flexib here is n w 0m plus y 6 pecially after all the rain we have had. pay to go and find the source on their side also. This will n h a it t s w ipped ll almo er is equ mpost, soil, she w lo b Lift plants off the ground by putting carry the poison back to the roots and in time it should rk a o dust, c • Our b lch, saw ! al than 0 ri 0 te 3 a pea straw or barley straw under them. kill the plant. It will also kill any other plant it touches so to m s bark mu s etre effective uses 20-40% les cubic m nd cost a o t s n • From 3 ly ie Clean out any mouldy fruit as humid- use with caution! n ic ick, eff very eve ! e prices • It is qu blower spreads o raking v n n ti o s ti d e e te p e o ity encourages this disease. Put bird Q: How to fight the war on Green Shield Bugs – what to use rk dn e qu at com • The ba nal methods an for a fre supplied ry e e b v o n A ti a n c e rk t netting over them; tunnels are good and when to use it? 3 conv ompos Call Ma bark & c 132 3er.2c2 1 2 .nz o 0 • Quality e free quotes! for this – check with your garden cen- A: You need to get these when they are at the red/black / w 0 vid 182 visit www.barkblo • We pro 03 544 tre about these – or make a frame with baby stage if possible. Spray with Natures Way Insect killor er, Mavrick, Beat a Bug or if all else fails use Confidor as wire and build your own. • Hanging baskets (Nelsons ones look a systemic spray. Personally I do not like spraying veges superb!) need plenty of water at this at all. You could squash these bugs in a mortar and pestle time of year and also lots of liquid feed. and make a solution from the paste (yes, it will stink!) try Thrive, Seasol mixed with Power feed, spraying that onto the plants as a deterrent. They should nitrosol or any seaweed based ferti- then drop off and you can squash at your leisure! Comliser is good here. You can also pack panion planting with Nasturtiums and Tansy can help Spagnum moss around the top of your repel pests also. I have not really gone into companion plants to help hold in moisture. It con- planting as it is a huge topic, but if you are interested in tains a natural antiseptic so helps pre- giving someone (or yourself) a Christmas gift, go to Page and Blackmores and ask them to order in a book called vent disease as well. • Lift tulips when the leaves have yel- “Roses love Garlic”. lowed off. Clean soil off the bulbs, It is written by Lousie Riotte and is one of the most interleaves and roots and pop them into a esting and informative books I own. netting bag. Dust with flowers of sulphur and leave them to hang in a cool Happy Gardening, dry place. Throw away any that feel a

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Each week two photos from the museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in the Waimea Weekly and Nelson Weekly with the goal of exposing the photographs to more people. Right: Unnamed male. Nelson Provincial Museum, Miscellaneous Collection; 317515. Below: S.S. Maporika. Nelson Provincial Museum, F N Jones Collection: 309928. Do you recognise the people, the setting or an object? Email history@museumnp.org.nz with details.

CHAMPS: The St Arnard Lakers re-claimed their 2009 title as Bowater Motor Group Top Team champions at Moutere Hills on Sunday. Photo: Brent Maru.

St Arnard’s Lakers our top team It was the best of the best, the top four teams from each of the Bowater Motor Group Top Team heats going head-to-head for the championship. But once again the might of St Arnard couldn’t be stopped. The Lakers, of St Arnard, won their second Top Team event after taking home the title in the inaugural event in 2009. Top Team is based on the television Top Town

concept and brings teams from all over the region out for a fun event with plenty of challenging events. Organiser Hayden Bryant, of Sport Tasman, says he is thrilled with the event this year with numbers up on previous years and all the teams reporting plenty of fun. The final was held at Moutere Hills community centre on Sunday.

You can support this project with a $10 donation, to find out more visit www. nelsonmuseum.co.nz/collection or contact: 3for$10@museumnp.org.nz Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly are proud to support this exciting and significant project

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Lighting up Christmas in Brightwater Phillip Rollo It may take 36,000 LED lights to do so, but Bob Peters has a Christmas brighter than most. The Brightwater resident has decked his River Terrace Rd home for the past 11 years, but hopes his latest decoration will

help him win his second Harcourts Light Up Nelson title, his last coming in 2004. Bob has also won the runner-up prize and was voted most impressed last year. Bob became obsessed with Christmas lights following a trip to the Unites States of America around December. He was stunned at the effort that everyone put

into decorating their homes with Christmas lights. “I brought a couple of crates back with me and it all built up from there. It eventually got a bit more sophisticated and it got a bit cheaper too,” he says. “It gave me the bug. All of the houses are done up. Not many are done up complete-

ly, but a lot have them here and there.” He noted the US had plenty of nativity scenes in their gardens. Every year Bob has added to his decoration, which took him six weeks, on and off, to put up. He says he has spent around $7000 on the lights.

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Carols draw hundreds to gardens Gardens of the World was blooming with merriness as around 500 people came together to sing in the festive season and spread some Christmas spirit and cheer. The good people from the top of the South also made a gesture of good will to the people of Christchurch with all the proceeds from the event being gifted to the youth of Christchurch. Francis and Paddy Day, along with their team from Gardens of the World and Marsden House were on hand to make sure Carols was an enjoyable success. “We are very pleased we got such a beautiful day after last week’s disappointment,” says Francis, as the car parks were filling up. After a week’s postponement due to weather, there were adjustments in the entertainment line-up but all agreed it was Members of the Nelson Civic Choir sing to the Carols in the well worth the wait. “It’s such a beautiful setting. We got here Gardens crowd at Gardens of the World in Hope on Sunday. early and got the best spot in the whole gardens I think,” says Judy Ross of Richmond. Photo: Jonathan McKeown.

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KEEP ON CALLING: The phone was running hot for BAM’s Ben Alder. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

BAM business booming Ben Alder’s phone didn’t stop ringing last week, thanks to an article in the Waimea Weekly. Ben, a Nayland College leaver, set up a labouring specialist business, along with Alex Davies, to help find their friend, Richmond’s Mitchell Ross, some summer work. The company picks up common everyday jobs for $10, and following an article in last week’s Waimea Weekly, Ben had received 25 jobs in just four days, making demand so high they are giving work to other school leavers in a similar predicament. Mitchell had applied for various jobs since leaving school, but says they were all after someone with experience, something no school leaver had. But Ben was thankful to the people in the community that have been able to find little jobs here and there for them and their friends.” “The paper really helped out. Everybody is talking about it. I’ve even been stopped on the street and stopped in shops from people that have recognised me,” says Ben. Ben, who works as a builder for Bruce Build and Design and is BAM’s administrator, says the majority of the jobs have been gardening and weeding, with a few car washes in the mix, but they were ready to tackle a summer full of work. Although he works full-time, the main target of the business was to find work for Mitchell who was struggling to find employment in Nelson.

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Tap boy turns it on at nationals Phillip Rollo Chris Brake has leaped with New Zealand’s best to claim two bronze medals at the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics Championship in Wellington over the weekend. The 16 year-old Tapawera Area School student jumped a massive 1.94m to finish third on count back in the high jump, 13.75m in triple jump and finished in the top eight in long jump, even more impressive considering it was his first year in the senior grade. “I was over the moon with my two bronze medals,” says Chris. “To be honest my goals were just to get personal bests and anything more was just unexpected.” Chris started the weekend in Newtown with the triple jump, hoping, skipping and jumping out to 13.75m, a personal best by half a metre. The distance put Chris right in medal contention from the get-go, he spent the majority of the competition in second place. “It came out of nowhere. I was stunned that I actually got that far. I wasn’t expecting to get that much of a personal best.” Next on the schedule was Chris’ favoured event, high jump. He entered at 1.80m, his personal best from last season, which really shows how far he has developed in a year. He kept getting over the required height, even surpassing his personal best of 1.90m, until he hit a snag going for 1.97m. “I didn’t quite make it.” On count back from the 1.94m height,

Chris was handed the bronze medal. Jesse Bryant, who had also cleared the height, had done so on his third attempt, while Chris managed it on his second. Chris stands at 1.80m, meaning he is jumping a whopping 17cm over his own height. Following two outstanding medal winning jumps, Chris had high hopes in the long jump. With uncharacteristic humid Wellington weather creating problems for tired bodies, Chris says he was up against it. He landed 6.26m in his first jump and didn’t better it throughout his next attempts. In previous years, Chris had also entered in the sprint events. But this year he was put off by the 11.3 second qualifying standard. Chris says plenty of core work has been the major difference for 2011, but is expecting to come back even better in 2012 and 2013. “I wasn’t really thinking about it at the time, but afterwards I realized that I still have two years at this. I might be able to get the record in the high jump. I’ve gone up 10cm each year, so I might be close to it.” He wants to build more overall body strength before club nationals. In other results, Wakefield’s Mike Lowe claimed silver in the Senior Boys 3000m, Garin College student Jeff Lautenslager got second in the junior boys 3000m, while New Zealand age group record holder Brendon Barnett injured his hamstring in a run-through prior to the long jump, and another Waimea College hopeful, Tom Stringer, pulled out of the 1500m after limping the first two laps with a reoccurrence of a foot injury.

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KINGS OF THE TRACK: 7n Craig Boote and 1nz Dale Ewers line up at the Tahuna Holiday Park Speedway. Photo: Blair Hall/Photoaction. By Karen Carey December 17 and features the Superstock and For many, summer holidays in Nelson conjure Sidecar Club Championships, round two of the up images of lazy days by the beach, wandering Three Quarter Midget Club Champs and the through the Abel Tasman or sitting in one of Stockcar Hit to Pass. Also scheduled to race are the many wineries or cafes planning the next the Super Saloons and the Youth Ministocks. relaxing activity. For our younger fans the weekend also features For those who have speedway racing in their the Junior Members Christmas Party on Sunday blood summer holidays means hours of work at the Club Rooms. rebuilding race cars, planning and promoting After a small break to celebrate the festive season race meetings or sitting trackside waiting for the we are back in action on Monday January 2nd next big race to begin. with the first of the Speedway New Zealand Whether you are one of the many competitors Championships – the South Island Superstocks. preparing to travel off to compete at you national Superstocks are the heavyweights of Speedway, championships or one of the thousands of they are purpose built for both speed and full supporters looking forward to racing at the contact and with a number of former New Zealand Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway this and South Island Championship placegetters on summer is shaping up to be one of the best. the entry list this meeting is shaping up to be full The summer programme kicks into gear with of action. Anyone watching Superstock racing the Xmas Extravaganza meeting on Saturday for the first time are left open mouthed at the hard hitting full on racing these guys dish up week to week and the intensity levels rise when there is a championship trophy up for grabs. This is one of the must see meetings of the year. The event is supported by the club championships for Super Saloons and Youth Ministocks with the Production Saloons, Streetstocks and Sidecars rounding out the programme. The other not to be missed meeting is the ENZED New Zealand Super Saloon Championships being run from Thursday January 12 till Saturday January 14. Super Saloons are also purpose built for speed but are a non contact class. They run predominately V8 engines, have full fibreglass bodies resembling road cars such as corvettes and camaros, falcons and monaros and reach speeds of about 85km/hr around the tight 354metre track. Just the speed and sheer size of the cars adds an element of excitement that is totally different from any other class currently racing here in Nelson. The club will be holding an official practice on the Thursday evening from 6-8pm. The public are welcome to come out and watch and entry for practice is free. Qualifying on Friday evening is expected to be hard fought with approximately 35-40 cars trying to make it through to the 20 car finals on Saturday. A public scrutineering is being held at the A and P Showgrounds on Friday and this is a great way to get an upclose look at the cars and to meet the Aniseed Valley Rd, RD1, Richmond drivers. The championship is being supported by Superstock, Stockcar and Production Saloon Woody - 027 485 9757 promotions and Streetstocks, Midgets, TQ Brendan Higgins - 027 457 6753 Midgets will also be racing over the weekend. Fax (03) 544 4364 woody@waterwell.co.nz

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Captain Panzer heading to final Phillip Rollo If Canterbury United wins the ASB Youth League final this weekend, Erik Panzer will be the first person to hold aloft the trophy. The Garin College leaver will lead Canterbury United against Waitakere United in Auckland on Saturday, following a 9-8 win on penalties against Auckland City in the semi-final. Erik scored one of the penalties and was the center of a controversial penalty decision in regular time. The referee deemed he was fouled in the box during a corner kick, resulting in a 3-all equaliser. The finals berth comes eight weeks after a shock 0-2 opening round loss to YoungHeart Manawatu, Erik says the team has come on

leaps and bounds in the space of two months. “We’ve been playing a lot more as a team now instead of being so individualised,” he says. Erik has only been able to spend brief stints down in Christchurch training with the team, due to school, but he still makes his voice heard on the pitch. This will be the first time the team faces Waitakere this season, but it is the fourth time in five years that the two sides have met in the ASB Youth League final. Erik says finals football is a different kettle of fish to a regular league fixture, and that could play in Canterbury’s favour away from home. “Whatever happens on the day happens. I’m sure our team will be absolutely pumped for it. We know what we need to do to win.”

The captains, Dean Lausev, of Auckland, and Erik Panzer, of Canterbury, shake prior to the toss at the ASB Youth League semi-final at Kiwitea St, Auckland. Canterbury won the match and will play in the final this weekend against Waitakere. Photo: Shane Wenzlick/www.phototek.co.nz.

Rabbits squad gathers pace The latest Tasman Rugby League franchise has based itself in Richmond and it’s on the lookout for some local blood to join the Rabbit hunt. The Richmond Rabbits have already had three pre-season trainings, the latest on Monday night at Ben Cooper Park, and despite already building the foundation of a core group of players, chairman Ryan Charles is putting the call out for some Richmond residents to give the team a more local feel. “We’ve always had a group of about 13, 14. But we want a squad of around 20. This is a Richmond-based club so we’re really hoping to see some local guys turn up in the next few weeks,” says Ryan. Ryan says a team culture has quickly been established. “We’re trying to build a club of guys that enjoy playing but also enjoy the social aspect. We want it to be a real family culture.” RABBIT RUN: Yane Teinakore runs a play at the Richmond Rabbits training A large rugby contingent has now been able to play their preferred code, thanks to the TRL. at Ben Cooper Park on Monday night. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

The club has been boosted this week by the addition of Nelson based supplement store, Powerhouse Supplements, as a sponsor for 2012. Ryan says the TRL was in a good position and is clearly increasing in popularity, exposure and skill. “TRL have had a really successful year. Now these guys have a pathway with the [Tasman] Titans, that is a bit of a carrot. I’m hoping half of this team will be playing for the Titans at the end of the year.” The side is looking to be based at Ben Cooper Park or alternatively at the Avery. The rest of 2011 will be spent continuing skills trainings, establishing positions and teaching some of the players the basic skills of rugby league. Anyone interested in joining the team can visit the Richmond Rabbits Rugby League Club Facebook page or you can contact Ryan on 021 0264 6592

Stockcars battle hard on the coast

Ash Kelly was Nelson’s best finisher at the South Island Stockcar Championship at Greenstone Park Speedway on the Westcoast over the weekend. Three Nelson drivers made the trip south. Ash finished 13th in race one and 16th in race two, although an impressive final race, where Ash finished fourth, saw the 16nz driver into the top six. Ben Taylor was the next best Nelson driver, finishing ninth ROUGH AND TUMBLE: Nelson stockcar drive Ash Kelly, left, gets tangled in the wall with Chris Baxter in Greymouth. Photo: Blair Hall/ place, while the 199n Trevor Kineham ended 15th. Photoaction.


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Top of the table Tigers to tackle two-day final Anything more than a loss will guarantee Waimea Toi Toi United victory in this weekend’s Car Company two-day final. But don’t tell WTTU skipper Jon Routhan to play for a draw, he wants his side to go out there and smash Motueka. Robbie’s Bar & Bistro WTTU lost to Hot Mama’s Motueka over the weekend, but only needing to take innings to cement top spot, Jon says it was job done and dusted quite early on in the piece. “To be honest our job was done by lunch time. The boys bowled together really well,” he says. With Stephen Binnie on form with the bat, Jon is confident the side has the right mix to win the final. WTTU have often been the second qualifier going into the two-day final. The ruling states that the top qualifier takes the title if the match is drawn or if rain ends play short, but Jon wants to go out there and win. If he wins the toss this Saturday, he expects to bat first on a slow Saxton Oval wicket.

CLOSE CALL: WTTU fielder Tom Ingham awaits the oncoming ball. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Legend back on the diamond The United Titans hadn’t won a game in two years – cue three time world champion and Black Sox pitching legend Marty Grant. Now the Senior Men’s softball side are on a three-game winning streak. Marty retired from international competition in 2009 but kept his hand in New Zealand softball through coaching and mentoring. This year he dusted off the glove to play in the Nelson competition with his brother for the first time since their days at Waimea College 30 years ago. “I came to this team just wanting to be a part of it, the guys accepted me and without expecting too much, we’ve been able to learn and have some fun,” says Marty. Marty’s career with the Black Sox was exceptional; at the world championship 2000 in South Africa he pitched a nohitter in the final to win a second world title. But the humble champion, widely

regarded as one the best pitchers we have produced, says he started out as a pretty average athlete. “It’s interesting because I was just an average athlete, but I trained a lot harder than anyone. So there are a whole bunch of kids out there that have a chance to play for New Zealand if they are willing to put the work in,” he says. Marty believes he has a responsibility to the players of the future to stay involved with softball and be enthusiastic, and he hopes some of that will rub off on the current crop of players coming through the game. “I’ve had some of the best coaches in the world help me and I’ve got to be able to pass that on, it would be unfair not to.” At the start of the month Marty was in Christchurch at the South Island’s Jefferies Cup scouting for players to fill slots in the Southern Pride representative side he coaches.

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Tasman District Council – Valuation Rolls

The Draft Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan is now available for public consultation. Everyone is welcome to make a submission. Purpose The Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council (the Councils) have a statutory responsibility to “promote effective and efficient waste minimisation” and, for this purpose, to “adopt a waste management and minimisation plan”. As required by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA), the Councils carried out a waste assessment. The Councils each made a decision that a Joint Waste Management Plan be developed. View the Proposals The proposals are contained in two documents: • A summary of Information - published on this website and circulated to all households in the Tasman District via Newsline and in Nelson City via Live Nelson. • The full document, which outlines in greater detail the draft plan the Councils have developed. Draft Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan The above documents are also available for viewing during normal office hours at the following Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council offices and Libraries: Tasman District Council • Richmond Office, 189 Queen Street, Richmond • Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka • Takaka Office, 78 Commercial Street, Takaka • Murchison Office, 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison • Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street, Richmond • Motueka Library, Pah Street, Motueka • Takaka Memorial Library, Junction Street, Takaka • Murchison Library, 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison Nelson City Council • Nelson City Council, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson • Nightingale Library Memorial, 2 Beach Road, Tahunanui • Stoke Library, Neale Avenue, Stoke

The Valuation Rolls for Tasman District have been revised by Quotable Value Limited (as the Council’s valuation service provider). The revised Rating Values are effective as at 1 September 2011 and the new notices of valuation will be posted to owners and ratepayers from 9 December 2011. The District Valuation Rolls will be open for public inspection, free of charge, from 9 December 2011 during regular office hours, at the Tasman District Council Richmond office, Motueka, Takaka, and Murchison Service Centres, and District Libraries (see www.tasman.govt.nz for office/service centre/library locations and hours). The revised values can be viewed until 27 January 2012. Objections to the revised valuations must be lodged, in writing or online at www.qv.co.nz no later than 27 January 2012. Objection forms are available from Tasman District Council or Quotable Value Limited and should be posted to: Quotable Value Ltd – Business Support Private Bag 39 818 Wellington Mail Centre LOWER HUTT 5045 More information about “Understanding your Rating Value” can be found at www.qv.co.nz

resource consents The Council has received applications for resource consents, which have been publicly notified in The Nelson Mail. The applications and supporting information may be examined in any Council office. The full public notice may be found online at Council’s website (www.tasman.govt.nz). Any person may make a submission on the applications in accordance with Section 96 of the Resource Management Act 1991. Submission forms are available from Council offices and on Council’s website. Please note that the following is an abridged advisory notice only.

Applicant: Nelson Pine Industries Limited (NPIL). Location: 520 Lower Queen Street, Richmond. Consent Type, Application Number and Proposal:

Make a Submission Submissions to the Draft Regional Waste Management and Minimisation Plan must be received by 4.30 pm on Tuesday 31 January 2012. Submitters should indicate on their submission form if they wish to be heard. You can: • Make an online submission • Post to: Submissions on Draft Regional Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050 • Deliver to your local Nelson City or Tasman District Council office; or • Email to info@tasman.govt.nz

Discharge to Air (Application RM100651): Renewal of the discharge to air permit for discharges resulting from the manufacture of medium density fibreboard (MDF), veneer and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and associated activities on the Nelson Pine Industries Limited (NPIL) site. The discharges include the following: • Products of combustion from the on-site boilers and machinery; • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the fibre dryer cyclones and the heated continuous presses; • Water vapour emissions and wood extractives from the fibre dryer cyclones and log conditioning baths; • Fugitive emissions from processes on site; • Particulates including fibre, sawdust, wood extractives, and wood degradation products from both point source and fugitive discharges.

Hearings Hearings will be held in February 2012.

Discharge of Stormwater to Water (Application RM110122) Discharge of stormwater from the NPIL site to Waimea Inlet and Penny Farthing Stream. Hazardous Facility (Application RM110121) To use and store hazardous substances associated with the operation of the NPIL site.

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Submissions due: 4.30 pm on Friday 16 December 2011.

Notice from the Rotoiti District Community Council Rubbish disposal in the Lake Rotoiti/St Arnaud area: If you have a property that you rent out or make available to family/friends, could you please ensure that you supply the appropriate rubbish disposal bags and recycling container, with clear instructions on the importance of the use of them. Unofficial bags will not be picked up by collectors and therefore cause a problem that others have to deal with in an effort to keep our village clean.

www.tasman.govt.nz all you need to know

council meetings Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings can be viewed on Council’s website at www.tasman.govt.nz

Feel free to contact us:

Richmond 189 Queen Street Private Bag 4 Richmond 7050 New Zealand Phone 03 543 8400 Fax 03 543 9524

Murchison 92 Fairfax Street Murchison 7007 New Zealand Phone 03 523 1013 Fax 03 523 1012

Tasman District Council Email info@tasman.govt.nz Website www.tasman.govt.nz 24 hour assistance Motueka 7 Hickmott Place PO Box 123 Motueka 7143 New Zealand Phone 03 528 2022 Fax 03 528 9751

Takaka 78 Commercial Street PO Box 74 Takaka 7142 New Zealand Phone 03 525 0020 Fax 03 525 9972

Full Council Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 15 December 2011, 9.30 am. Public forum Regional Transport Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Friday 16 December 2011, 1.00 pm. No public forum

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Local people with local knowledge Founded in 1996 by the McKeown family, Trends Kitchens takes pride in bringing quality kitchens and joinery to South Island homes. Unlike franchise owned companies with a limited product range, Trends Kitchens can provide you a custom made kitchen produced by our own certified tradesmen, in our own factory. As the demand for this style of designer kitchen service spread around the South Island, so have Trends Kitchens showrooms and branches. Not long after we opened a branch in Nelson, we found people were coming all the way from Blenheim to see us. We were happy to create a site to accommodate our Blenheim clients, and our Renwick showroom was born. Today, you can walk into a Trends Kitchens showroom in Nelson, Blenheim, Cromwell or Christchurch, and meet with a local designer who can offer you a free measure and quote for the perfect kitchen to accompany your new home or renovation.

When you confirm your purchase with Trends Kitchens, you’re eligible for a no obligation interior design consultation from the team at ColourPlus, to compliment your new kitchen. Ask our friendly staff for details.

21 Bolt Road, Nelson - (03) 546 5155 72 High St, Renwick, Blenheim - (03) 572 8744

14 December 2011  

Tasman's local newspaper