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Teresa Hattan A drained emergency fund and a desire to push on with core upgrades has Tasman ratepayers facing a seven percent increase to this years rates. Tasman District councillors adopted its draft annual plan at the full council meeting last Thursday, which includes the hefty rise in rates. But mayor Richard Kempthorne says his team has worked hard to keep it as low as possible. “The number we were orginally looking at was a lot higher, there has been a lot of hard work and disscusion about it to get it were it is.” The general rate rise for Tasman ratepayers will be 4.71 percent, with an additional 1.98 percent for the emergency fund and other increases to various targeted rates. The draft annual plan is out for public submission this Friday and Richard says he is expecting some flack from ratepayers. “It is still high and we fully acknowledge that it is high and if ratepayers have suggestions where we can cut spending we will certainly look at that,” he says. Nelson City Council is proposing a rate increase of just 2.5 percent this year, but Tasman is having to replinish its emergency fund, empted by the floods at Tapawera and Golden Bay, and is pushing ahead with core infracsture upgrades it had previously planned says TDC chief executive Paul Wylie. “Nelson council hasn’t had to deal with any disasters and they have cancelled $16 million worth





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Rotary throws in the boot Christchurch’s Student Army had plenty of gumboots thanks to Richmond Rotary. Rotary members wanted to do something to help those in Christchurch and also wanted to support youth, something Rotary aim to do frequently. So last week it sent gumboots by the hundreds to the Student Volunteer Army. The army is a group of university students who have voluntered to help clean up suburbs badly struck by the Christrchurch earthquake, it started from a Facebook group of students who wanted to help their city. Pip Berkett, president of Richmond Rotary says members got behind the suggestion to provide some appropriate footwear to the volunteers. In total, $1000 was spent immediately to purchase a large quantity of the rubber footwear. When considering transport options members learnt that the gumboots would be transported to a bulk store at Sockburn and there could be a considerable delay before the needy received them. Pip and Heather McKenzie then decided to fill up a van with the gumboots and drive through the night to get the club’s donation to the needy students. Pip says the students were so pleased to receive them they were dragging them [the gumboots] out of the van and putting them on FLYING GUMBOOTS: Richmond Rotary president Pip Berkett with a few pairs their feet as soon as they arrived. of the gumboots, similar to those that Rotary took down to Christchurch to help the “It’s something small we can do Student Army. Photo: Teresa Hattan. but it does make a big difference.”

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Richmond to finally be patrolled 24/7 Richmond police station is set to be manned 24 hours a day, thanks to a restructure amongst Nelson Bays police. The strategic restructure, which has been developed over the past six months, is now in the first stages of implementation. Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Brian McGurk has initiated the restructure to ensure the finite police resources are utilised to best effect in order to increase capacity for preventative and visible policing. “This restructure is all about working smarter. Staff numbers are not being reduced, however we have had a clear message from national headquarters that we will not be getting extra staff in the near future.” One of the key drivers of the restructure was to get more staff

back on to frontline policing and to enable staff to be rostered to risk. “Richmond and the surrounding Inspector Brian area has exMcGurk. perienced considerable population growth and to better police these communities the Richmond station will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” Brian has also made more resources available to deal with family violence and child protection issues.“It may come as a surprise to some people, but family violence is one of the largest volume crimes police in

Nelson Bays have to deal with. “This restructure will ensure we have more resources to effectively police these issues.” Brian says the restructure had been developed through extensive consultation with staff and the police association. He says the response from local staff to the change had been generally positive. “I’ve had some really constructive input from staff from across Nelson Bays which has been valuable. Frankly, I see this restructure as a starting point. Our communities and the issues that arise in them are constantly changing. “My expectation is that police will retain the flexibility to quickly adapt to the changing needs of the community and manage our response accordingly.” Advertorial

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Trolley king back to retain derby title Teresa Hattan A red speed demon made out of paper mache will soon be rocketing down Collingwood St. The annual Robertson’s Trolley Derby arrives in Nelson later this month and those young and old have been spending quality time getting their vehicles ready. Richmond’s Ronan Stilwell, 9, has spent the last couple of months getting his trolley ready with father Bruce. The pair has re-used the shell of last year’s trolley which saw Ronan take out the Zoomer category, for 7 to 10 years-old. He is hoping to retain the title and is sure his trolley, rightfully named Speed Demon, will take him to yet another win. The original shell of the trolley took around three weeks for Bruce and Ronan to construct and getting the extra bits and pieces has taken a while. Last year Ronan named his trolley the Blue Rocket and he and his dad has added to the shell and added a head protector this time around. Bicycle wheels will propel Ronan down the steep hill and hopefully over the finish line in first place. Next year Ronan will be going up a class. He says the best part about being involved in the trolley derby is going down the hill for the first time. “You get kind of scared but after that it’s really fun.” Ronan says he has a lot of fun racing other kids his age. He hopes nothing will happen to his trolley this year so he can use it again for next year, with a few modifications of course. “Next year we’ll build a new shell for it,” he says. Ronan wears a helmet when racing, which is lucky because he says the fastest he’s been in his trolley is 76 kilometers. “That was practising and before it was remodelled, when it was the Blue Rocket.”

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Ronan says he has had a lot of fun working on the trolley over the weekends with his dad. Varnish has been used amongst the paper mache to make the base of the shell stronger. “The other layers are with water and flour; it’s got four kilograms of flour on it I’m pretty sure,” says Ronan. Ronan says it’s sad that people spend quite a bit of money on their trolleys. “It’s supposed to be a backyard thing.” Ronan and Bruce have been using regular household items and haven’t bought anything fancy. “It’s all about the fun,” says Ronan. - The Robertson’s Trolley Derby takes off down Collingwood St on March 26 from 10.30am to DERBY MASTER: Ronan Stilwell, 9, was the winner of his category at 4pm. last year’s trolley derby. Photo: Teresa Hattan.



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This week the Out & About camera had a great time at the Crusaders game on Friday evening. Thousands of rugby fans packed Trafalgar Park and we managed to catch up with a few locals who made the trip into the city. The camera then went to a concert held for Christchurch on Sunday at the Playhouse Café. We also stopped in at a hen’s party last week at Waimea Estates. If you don’t see your photo here, check out our Facebook page and remember to let us know if you’re hosting an event and want us to come along. Phone 544-9037 or email editorial@waimeaweekly.co.nz.

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Old and young encouraged to join the pipe band The haunting sound of bag pipes is associated with Anzac Day and Christmas parades and the local band need more members so this can continue in Richmond. The Richmond and Districts Highland Pipe Band has been around for nearly 50 years and band member Les Gowan says numbers are dropping.

PIPE BAND: Richmond and Districts Highland Pipe Band secretary Joy Gowan is on the lookout for more members to join the group. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

Summer Fare just about here Dive into your wardrobe for those wimples, doublets and tabards. Medieval clothing will make a comeback at the Last of the Summer Fare in Richmond next Friday, with prizes up for grabs for the Maids and Masters Medieval Fashion Parade. Costume hire outlets may be the best bet for a toque to top off your outfit, or a pair of poulaines. However, tunics might be easier to come by, along with jerkins, breeches, corsets, a cloak or chemise. Former choirboys might still be able to squeeze into the old surplice, but it would take a sturdy woman (or man) to wear a houppelande, the full skirt-like garment with long flared sleeves and train that could top the scales at 10 kilograms. Likewise, it might be wise to shun the hairshirt, or cilice, made of coarse fabric or animal hair and designed to torment the wearer as a sign of repentance. The medieval theme promises to bring a sprinkling of wenches or dandies in tights to the annual celebration of local food, beer, wine and music.

PERIOD DRESS: Pauline Farley, organiser of Last of the Summer Fare for Richmond Unlimited, demonstrates what could be worn to the Last of the Summer Fare held in the town square later this month. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

“We have a lack of senior members at the moment. We’re also after more young ones to learn. We want the older people to get their pipes out from under their beds and get them playing again.” Les’ wife Joy, who is secretary of the band, says it is uncommon for people to get rid of their pipes after they stop playing as they’re quite valuable. “The pipe band does an awful amount of fundraising to keep the costs down. For anyone who is starting we loan them a chanter or drum pad and sticks. Sometimes parents might have more than one child involved so it can be quite an expensive exercise for a family.” Les and Joy say they would love to see a lot of the ex pipers return to the band. The band meet in the Richmond Town Hall every Tuesday from 6pm, all are welcome.

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He has only been here family's restaurant and conference pack including a month but head-chef says his interest and base lighter meals and morning Jim Lillico has already knowledge was definitely or afternoon teas even buffets. spiced up the menu and his father's doing. is targeting the key to But Jim always wanted “We have the facility. success - consistency. to further that knowledge We've got the two smaller The lunch menu has now after reading magazines rooms which are 60 seater. We can expanded offer anything to Friday, from family Saturday and occasions to Sunday from all day training 11:30am to with morning 1:30pm and tea, lunch and there is now afternoon tea. a big push There's also on functions. the larger Evening room for major dining is also training that available seats people f r o m classroom Thursday through to FUNCTION ROOM: Club Waimea can hold style.” Sunday from functions such as weddings. While minor 5.30pm till enhancements after 8:30pm and any other and books of chefs - including little twists to events, meals or dining as cooking up a storm the pasta, making more may be requested. Mediterranean and Italian overseas. Jim says he is very And it wasn't long before style flavours instead of familiar with functions Jim was working in one just macaroni and cheese and is looking forward of London's most thriving - have come, Jim says to hosting more at Club restaurant areas, in Angel consistency is their strong Waimea. Islington. Jamie Oliver point in the meantime An experienced chef, Jim is one of a number of and that his influence will has been cooking since top chefs that have a come. “Everything is tasty, hot, he was a child under the restaurant in that area. guidance of his father, Jim says a burning passion visual. So now we can who was also a chef. to further his knowledge develop from there.” Head chef at Club Waimea Jim Lillico has spiced up the menu and is looking forward Jim worked at his and skill-set as well as After being at Club to more functions at the popular venue. new experiences is what Waimea for over one lead him to London. “You month already, Jim is saw chefs overseas, so enjoying working with an I wanted to experience enthusiastic team as well what they were doing. as the atmosphere that Their drive and just to comes with working in a get out in to the real world club. “I'd like to think my and get cooking.” When he arrived back experience is reflected in New Zealand, Jim in training my staff, who spent ten of his 30 years are keen and enthusiastic of cooking in hotels and they also want to get throughout the country. better. The members are This is where he excelled, lovely and friendly people Proud to support our clients in all cooking for hundreds of and whatever changes aspects of their business. I make I'm sure they'll people in functions. And now this is one area accept them.” 270a Queen Street, Richmond Ph: 544 6179 Fax: 544 5979 PARTY PLANNED: Jim Lillico, the new head chef at Club where Jim says Club Now that he has a good www.caca.co.nz Waimea, says he is looking forward to hosting functions such Waimea can also excel understanding of the as birthday due to its size and friendly demands of the club he is keen to take expectations parties at the atmosphere. just one step further. They are also compiling a venue.

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prize may be in the envelope, even if it's the peanuts. There are no dummy envelopes, they all contain prizes of varying value. The first draw will take place between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on March 18. You must be at the club to participate, have a ticket and of course win.

Masters games to be held at club Club Waimea is delighted to announce that they will host part of the South Island Masters Games. Pool, snooker, Twilight 400, euchre and squash will all feature at the Club between October 15 and 23 this year. The Club will become the central point for Twilight 400 which is an event that features darts, small bore shooting, mini golf and ten pin bowl-

ing. They leave and return to the Club Waimea which makes the providing of meals for all of those play- OFFBEAT: Ann Nicholson, Gabrielle Pomsford, Sarah Churhman and Kathy Jamieson ers in their chosen sport much easier. perform as part of Offbeat at the Concert for Christchurch held at Club Waimea on Sunday This will hopefully have a domino afternoon. Photo: Teresa Hattan. affect on all other players too. Please contact John at manager@ clubwaimea.co.nz if you are interested in competing in any of the above The Club Waimea indoor bowling season is now A team of Club Waimea indoor bowls ladies had sports. underway with good attendance at the opening been looking forward to travelling to Christchurch to play in this national championship but night on February 14. This Sunday the club is looking foreword to a now they find that they are part of the organizvisit from Clubs of Marlbourgh to compete for ing committee which Club Waimea has formed the Whangamoa Shield. to organise and run this event. Normally the orThis is an all day social event and the club ganising committee would have over 12 months welcomes anyone who is considering playing to organise the event, however in this case they indoor bowls to go and have a look. There are have only four months. The organising complenty of social and competitive indoor bowling mittee will be seeking some sponsorship and events planned for the rest of the season. support from local businesses in running this The recent earthquake in Christchurch has not event, any assistance will be gratefully received only caused major damage to the city and sad- that will make this tournament another sucness and disruption to the lives of the citizens cess. of Christchurch but a number of sporting events If you would like more information on the inhave also been disrupted. door bowling section at Club Waimea then One of these is the 2011 Clubs New Zealand please contact Pat Carrick on 544-7601 or Athol National Women’s Indoor Bowling Champion- Curtis on 544-8046. The club would welcome ships. any new members or people who want to reThis annual event was planned to be held at the turn to the game to come along and give indoor Christchurch Richmond Workingmen’s Club. bowls a try. Unfortunately the Club sustained some damage to their facilities which has now prevented them Club night for the indoor bowlers from holding this event. BIG WINNER: David Birdling, Graham Douglas with winner Julie is every Monday at 7.15pm in the Clubs New Zealand has decided to transfer this Thomas. Julie took home a whopping $2000. Club Waimea Hall. event to Club Waimea, the tournament is schedCome and give it a try! uled to be played from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July 2011. Two thousand dollars was won by Julie Thomas in the March 10 members Club Waimea last ran this major tournament in jackpot and boy was she excited! 2009, the event was very successful with around ‘The Oldtime Country Hoedown Show’ Saturday 19 March - 1.30pm At the conclusion of February, a number of members missed out again on 230 women attending and playing over the four winning the $2000 cash prize. Members 849, 419 and 1463 all missed out days of the tournament. Admission: $8.00 (Children free) because of their absence. The number two draw has gone up to $600 and now becomes the number one draw. This could be yours, and members you only have to attend to be in the running for the money.

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Letters to the editor

The suggestion that the oak at Holy Trinity was ‘rotten’ and ‘a major safety risk’ is complete nonsense (Waimea Weekly March 9). The Church’s advisor certainly was an expert at cutting the tree down but clearly had no expertise in providing an assessment on the health of it. Why the building committee sought the advice of a bushman is beyond me. Is this not like asking a butcher to comment on the welfare of your pet lamb? Now that the tree is down we can all see just how much rot the tree had. All the other advice that the building committee received was correct. The tree was perfectly sound, had no decay and was completely safe (as could reasonably be expected). The reason a bushman came from the West Coast to do the job was because all the local arboricultural firms refused to cut the tree down. They all said it was such an outstanding specimen and encouraged the Church to retain it. One can only come to the conclusion that the building committee took the advice that they wanted to hear. My commiserations to the misinformed parish for they have lost a valuable piece of church heritage and to the wider Richmond community that enjoyed sharing it. Brad Cadwallader, Richmond. The recent milling of the beautiful old oak tree by Holy Trinity Church on the Hill can only be described as an insensitive misreading of local values. The church has added to the hurts of those to whom it aspires to be a beacon of light, hope and comfort in a sad and selfish world. As a public relations exercise on a scale of one to ten I would rate this counter productive moe minus twenty. Bridget Crundwell, Dorset St resident. We haven’t many beautiful treed areas in our environment so the article in the Waimea Weekly about cutting down the 100 year old oak tree really incensed me. How could these people get away with it, and do this without informing the residents on Dorset St and the people of Richmond? It’s the whole of Richmond which is affected. How can it be said that the Church Hall has served the community for over 100 years, never thinking that the tree has served the community for 100 years – there’s an irony in that. I believe Brad Cadwallader when he says it was


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Re: removing of trees at Holy Trinity Church. The very next day after the act, I was traveling down Dorset St on my mobility scooter; I was struck by the terrible apposition of the tree trucks and mobile crane on the driveway. As I sat there looking, a man walked down and spoke to me. I informed him of my horror and disbelief. He informed me that he was not the vicar but just a worker. It seems to me that given the large car park in the church property they could have extended the existing building in the southerly direction 7-8 meters and completely refurbished. This would have met their requirements. I do not feel God will look very kindly on such desecration. Mrs Probort, Richmond. Farewell grand old oak, How many of our children have attempted to climb this monster on their way to or from school? How many acorns have arrived home in their pockets? How many pictures have been created from its crunchy autumn leaves? What a huge loss to our community, its history and landscape. How disappointing the Holy Trinity Church “building advisory group” chose to disregard apparent efforts by the Tasman District Council to protect this tree. The group also appears to have ignored expert advice and reports supporting its health and safety. Sadly the grand old oak is gone forever. Perhaps the community will be given the chance to save remaining trees on this historical site from suffering a similar fate. We wonder if anyone bothered to photograph these trees before they were axed, to document the landscape of Church Hill which took over 100 years to create. Shane and Kylie Harris, Hope. Regarding the Diocesan stance on the Tadmor church property, the Government of NZ counts it justice to freely hand back donated land which is no longer required for the use for which it was given. Might we expecte the diocese to be able to equal that secular virtue, so that a community trust might continue fulfilling the wishes of the original donor? A F Jenks, Wakefield.

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Waimea kick off local rugby season this weekend Teresa Hattan Waimea Old Boys quest for a senior rugby title swings into action this weekend as it travels to play competition favourites Nelson. Senior A and B rugby kicks off this Saturday across the region with Waimea the only team in in the Waimea Weekly circulation that will be playing in the top grade. In division two Wanderers, Waimea, Murchison and Rangers will contest for the title, won by Marist last year. In the division three competition Waimea, Wanderers and Tapawera will go head-to-head as Waimea aims to regain the crown it won last season. Waimea Old Boys top side is once again coached by Dion Mitton, Mark Milne and Rik Taikato. Mark says the squad has not played any preseason games because of the March start, instead of April, to this years competition. “We were conscious of hard grounds and injuries so we’ve been doing a bit of physical work in our trainings. At the end of the day we’ll be well under-done but we’ll have plenty of time to improve.” He says the boys are all looking forward to getting in some good rugby this season and being involved in a good competition. “There are six teams back in which is good; there was only five last year so with the six it should be better. It would still be nice to have a couple more but we’re looking forward to it.” A few new players have signed themselves up to play for Waimea Old Boys this season. “In the backs we’ve got a guy by the name of Phil Gibson, he’s just moved back from Melbourne but he was in the Canterbury setup prior to going overseas so he’ll be quite a strong first five eight. We’ve also picked up another couple of guys from the Christchurch area; one’s a midfield back - Alex Lean and Andrew

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NATIONALS BOUND: Waimea College Senior A and B volleyball team members Megan Williams, 17, Zoe Walker, 17, Hana Wilkinson, 16, and Anna Hodgson, 16, were cleaning cars over the weekend to raise funds for their up-coming national tournament. The teams are going to Palmerston North from March 27 to April 1 and the trip is costing around $750 for each player and some families have two girls involved in the teams. As the teams are now training five days a week it makes it hard for the players to have part time jobs but manager of the Senior A team Mandy Whiting says the girls are working hard and this should pay off when they get to nationals. Photo: Teresa Hattan.



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CLOSE CALL: Waimea College wicketkeeper Lee Wright attempts to run out Stoke/Nayland captain Ryan Edwards during their clash on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Big chase falls short for College Waimea College's Kelvin Scoble one-day final hopes have been dashed after a heavy defeat to Stoke/ Nayland on the weekend. Chasing 333 for victory, Waimea were always behind the eight-ball and some strong bowling drained their run-rate early. United Kingdom-bound Connor Neynens was the top scorer with the bat, reach-

ing 33 runs. But he, like many of his teammates didn't last long at the crease. Waimea were eventually all out for 186 runs. Sprig and Fern WTTU also missed out on a final berth after falling short of their 208-run target in Motueka. They were eventually bowled out for 166 off the first ball of the 46th over.

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Reigning champ heading to France Joel Macmillan is hoping weather man Jim Hickey can provide a good tail wind this weekend. The annual Rainbow Rage is due to run this weekend from Rainbow Valley at the head of state highway 63, through to Hanmer. Richmond teenager Joel Macmillan won the event last year and is set to go again this time around before he ventures overseas. The Rainbow Rage is the last event for the 17 year-old before he goes to France for six months. There he will be racing in a club team in Morteau, which is on the border of Switzerland. “I’m aiming to get enough category two points to move up to category one so I can start moving up the ladder.” This opportunity will give Joel more experience and will help him get a head start early next summer when he comes home to do the big South Island tours. “I’ll come back a lot stronger after having a hard season.” Joel says previous cyclists heading overseas has paved the way for keen New Zealanders.

“It makes it so much easier having those connections; they’ve proven they are good riders and making a good name for kiwis.” The experience of living and racing overseas will be good for Joel but he says he is a little scared about the prospect. Joel is looking forward to the 106 kilometre challenge provided by the Rainbow Rage. “It’s not the most scenic race but it’s the race you do every year. You do it and at the end you think ‘I’m never doing that again’ and then a week later you want to go and do it again.” This will be Joel’s seventh time competing in the race and he says each time he hopes to improve his RAGE CHAMP: Richmond’s Joel Macmillan is hoping to secure back to back Rainbow Rage time. “And it’s just an excuse to get titles before heading to France. Photo: Teresa Hattan. away for a weekend and go for a swim in the hot pools.” we reckon we’re Last year Joel completed the race in three hours 47 minutes so he is looking to get a better time in 2011. “Last year was in pretty good conditions so a tail wind would be nice, it makes it a lot easier and a bit more enjoyable.”

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CYCLING: A decisive break at Dovedale gave Tom Filmer the incentive to push on to win Sunday’s Tussock Spirit of the Moutere bike ride. Tom won in one hour, 36 minutes . The women’s race was much tighter with Elizabeth Roberts heading home in front of Alicja Maslowska in the sprint followed by Eileen Searle.

TENNIS STARS: Waimea College students Amanda Coeland, Nicki Fielding, Laura Wehner, Taylor Cockburn and Ashleigh Calder won their grade at the South Island Secondary Schools tennis tournament held at Tasman Tennis Centre in Richmond on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The girls will now go on to play at the national secondary schools tennis teams final held in Albany, Auckland later this month. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

South Island tournament held in Richmond tournament played at Tasman Tennis Centre in Richmond. “They wanted to win the South Island tournament and then go on to win nationals,” says the girls’ manager Hamish Wheeler. “They’ve had a successful Tasman champs and the team is looking really good.” The girls will now progress to the national secondary schools tennis teams final held in Albany, Auckland later this month.

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Sunday Service 9.00am Traditional 10.30am Contemporary Theme: Patterns in Discipleship

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WELCOME TO VISITORS FROM CHRISTCHURCH 9.00am & 10.30am 6.30 Prayer Service

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Sunday 20 March 10.00am Worship Celebration

Sunday Services

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Worship Services Sunday: 9.30am Classic Church Wednesday: 7:00pm Ripple Effect Interactive Church

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March 12th 8.30am. Great bargains, plants, food, produce, white elephant. Charity Dance for Christchurch quake victims. Fri Mar 18 Richmond Town Hall 7.30pm to 11.30pm Live Music – prizes $10 entry (Funds to quake victims) Ladies bring a plate please Contact Richard 5444120 Toastmistress CALLING PAST MEMBERS of Toastmistress & ITC to attend final meeting of Council XI. Help celebrate an era - March 19 Aloha Lodge Nelson. Register with Linda 544 7823 or Yvonne 544 6350 by March 16 Richmond Spinners & Weavers Spinners meet 9.30am every 2nd & 4th Thurs. Weavers meet 9.30am every 3rdThurs. 7pm evety 2nd Mon evening. Venue – Birch HallA&P grounds. Ph Diane 547 6517 or June 545 6466 Concert for Christchurch Sunday 13 March 2pm, Club Waimea hall. Hosted by Nelson Bays Harmony featuring barbershop harmony groups and guest artists. Entry $10 donation, all proceeds direct to Christchurch families. Ph Jenny 547 4354. Computers For Over 50s – Seniornet This month’s speaker - Grant Sidaway, Executive Officer of NZ SeniorNets. “Information at your Fingertips - Smart Phones for Smart People?” 2pm, Wed 9th Mar, SeniorNet rooms, Pioneers Park, Hastings St Glenroy Valley 4 WD Event Glenroy Valley, Upper Motakitaki Valley Murchison. 12 March (19 March if too wet). Meet at 9am Murchison Recreation Centre. $10 per person. All proceeds to the Murchison PlayCentre. Bring lunch/ drinks. Contact - Nicky 03 523 9845 Scottish Country Dancing Richmond’s new season starts March 7 at St David’s Church Hall every Monday. New dancers welcome; no partner needed. Come on Mon 14 March for “give it a go” night. Details Christine 544-0902

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Tasman Talks Titles Book Group Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then Tasman Talks Titles book group might be what you’re looking for. Join us on Wed 16 Mar 3.00pm – 4.00pm Richmond Library. Adult Learn to Sail course Monday evenings starting 14 March 2011at 4.30pm. For more information, contact the Nelson Yacht Club on 548 7501 or email nyc@xtra.co.nz Apple Macintosh User Group (NMUG) meeting Thurs. 10th March 7pm. Richmond Public library. Visitors welcome. Learn and solve. Contact : 547 3408 Nelson Social Dancing Club at Club Waimea 8pm Sat 12 Mar following the AGM commencing at 7pm. Ballroom, Latin, Rock ’n Roll and sequence dancing. Music provided by the band Southern Soundz. Members $6; nonmembers $10. Enquiries phone 547 9085 Celebrate Recovery This support programme is to promote change in ourselves & to free us from our self confessed “hurts”, “hang-ups” and “habits. We meet every Wednesday 6.00pm in The Centre, 23A Salisbury Rd Richmond. Ph Jacquie or Bob on 538 0282 Christian Women Communicating International (CWCI).Hope Community Church Ranzau Rd. Wed 16 Mar 7.30pm Speaker Barb Detlefsen “CourageousCommitment.” Supper. Pay at door. Ph 544 8081 Hilary Choose to lose A support group for those wishing to lose weight meets every Thurs 11.00am at The Centre 23A Salisbury Rd Richmond, gold coin donation only, for info phone De 547 4717 or 027 698 8726 Mountain Bike Challenge Sun 3 April, Family Fun Day, Tapawera, 11 am, 3 courses – 15km, 22km, 27km, $5 child, $10 adult, $25 family, entry forms at cycle shops or www. tapawera.school.nz. Garage sale Holy Trinity Church, Dorset St, Richmond, Saturday

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Placing second last year wasn’t good enough for the Waimea College girls’ tennis team. This year the girls look on track to not repeat last year’s performance at the national secondary schools tournament after winning the South Island section over the weekend. Last year the team placed second in this tournament so they were all happy with their performance. The team, made up of Amanda Coeland, Nicki Fielding, Laura Wehner, Taylor Cockburn and Ashleigh Calder had a goal going into the three day

Waimea Tramping Club Day trip Sunday 13 March, Richmond Hill working bee, ph Richard 544 0348. Weekend trip 19-20 March, Sylvester Hut, easy/medium, ph Maria 541 8598 or Donald 545 1339. Forest & Bird Wed March 9 Rod Asher (Cawthron Marine Biologist) will examine current methods for “Measuring Estuary Health”. In addition a film by Danny Boulton on the Horoirangi marine reserve, its biodiversity and wildlife threats shown. 7.30pm Tahunanui School, Muritai St Save The Children Fair Stoke Hall Sat 19 Mar. 9.30 am - 12 noon. Clothing, kitchenware and appliances, linen, toys and games, vegetables, & lots more free lucky draws. Bargains!!.Ph. 547 3253 Proceeds to Christchurch Fund & Children’s Emergency Fund Morris Minor Car Club To of the South club meets Sunday 27 March 11.30am Top10 Holiday Park Motueka BYO lunch. Tiki tour to follow, interested? Contact Julie 5473316 or Trevor 5268884 Herbal Lotions & Potions 12 March Stoke Memorial Hall kitchen from 1 -3 pm. Cost $20. Beginners workshop, make a herbal shampoo, toothpaste, lip balm, try herbal teas, see demos and recipes using both traditional herbs and native plants. Ph Chrystal 021 1364592 or email cpitcher@clear.net.nz Community Lunch You are invited to lunch at 12pm on Thursday 17 March at St Johns, Edward Street, Wakefield.No charge but a gold coin donation appreciated. RSVP to Brenda 541 9413. Nelson Historical Society meets on Monday 14 Mar 7.30 pm in the Masonic Hall, Nile Street East. Speaker: Alan Turley (“ The Story of Sports in Nelson -the champions, the great occasions and how different sports were established’) .All welcome $2 door charge. Annette Ph.545 0498

BOULDER BANK: One of the treasures of Nelson is again to be made accessible to the public. Following last year’s successful event, the Rotary Club of Nelson West has organised a fundraising walk on the Boulder Bank this Sunday. Tickets are $20 and are now on sale at TSB Bank, corner of Trafalgar and Bridge Streets. Proceeds will go towards Nelson Volunteer Coastguard fundraising for a new rescue vessel, and other Rotary Foundation charities.

Sunday Services 10.00am You are welcome

Speaker: Yvonne Ferguson “True Identity” Warring Carpark 243 Queen St Central Richmond

Wakefield Anglican Church Sunday Services 9.00am Communion St John’s on the Hill Wakefield 10.30am Family Communion Worship Centre Rev Allan Wasley, Vicar Ph 541 8883 120 Edward St, Wakefield


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