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Kmart has all but confirmed it is coming to Richmond in a move that is sure to bring more shoppers into the town. The move will make it the first major business to sign onto the development project owned by Gibbon’s Construction. A spokesperson from the Australian retail giant said “Kmart is close to finalising an agreement with a developer regarding the site at 184 – 186 Queen Street, Richmond” and that “Kmart would like to bring its great

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everyday low prices closer to the Nelson and Tasman communities.” Gibbons refused to comment on the statement but both parties say further details were likely to be announced in the coming weeks. Richmond Unlimited chairman David Hill says any new development, especially at its proposed site, is going to be good for Richmond. “One of the keys to Richmond’s success is its concentration of businesses within the CBD.” It is unknown when Kmart or any other businesses would open at the site. Felicity Watson holds onto the Christmas card given to her by an anonymous man for her sick son Decklyn. Photo: Andrew Board. Andrew Board

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Surprise gifts for sick kids FROM PAGE 1 “I think everyone’s been quite overwhelmed by it, particularly when people are in here with sick kids, to know that someone out there, a young guy, cared so much is just fantastic.” But Waimea Weekly was able to track down the man who said he just wanted to do something nice. Each card was handwritten by the man and read: “Merry Christmas, get well soon” and was signed “Shayne”. Local mother Felicity Watson says the gift brought her to tears. “It’s such a stressful time when you’re in hospital with a young baby, and when the nurse came in with this, I just burst into tears straight away. It’s so nice, such a nice thing for someone to do.” She says she is planning to use the

voucher to buy something that her son Decklyn will be able to keep for a number of years. “When he grows up I want him to be able to look at it and know that someone cared about him when he was so young.” Sherryl says most of the mothers had a similar reaction to Felicity. “Most were really overwhelmed, it meant a lot to the families.” The man says he came up with the idea while selling an old car on Trademe, he said in the auction that the money raised would go to charity and decided to give it to sick children after hearing about the paediatric ward from a friend who is a trainee nurse. The car was bought for $300 and he then went to see Richmond Mall manager David Hill and said what he wanted to do. “I said I’m going to split this up into vouchers and give it to the

kids and he just said he’d match me dollar for dollar.” So thanks to the Mall $300 worth of vouchers turned into $600. Sherryl says staff at the hospital would like to say thank you to the man and let him know he made a difference this Christmas. “He’s restored our faith in humanity, especially for a guy his age. Young men get a lot of bad press but this was just great.” Felicity says the man is like a “Christmas angel”. “I want to say thank you to him, so hopefully he’ll read this and realise how much it meant to us.” When told of the reaction from the mothers, the man says it was what he was hoping for. “That’s definitely the sort of happiness that I wanted to get out of it. It was $20 for the kids for Christmas and hopefully they’ll get some enjoyment out of it.”

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Richmond’s liquor ban now 24 hours happen if they hire the Richmond Town Hall or a park for example.” The Richmond CBD is now under a 24 hour But for those people wanting to have their photo alcohol ban after a new bylaw was put in place taken on Kaiteriteri beach with a glass of wine on Friday. However, it is unlikely to stop people after a wedding, it is more than likely they would consuming alcohol at public functions in places be granted the exemption. “Certainly. The whole like Washbourn Gardens, as long as they have idea of the liquor ban is that it’s another tool to council exemption. keep the community safe and happy.” The Control of Liquor in Police regularly field calls Public Places 2012 Bylaw from concerned members has extended the ban of alof the community reporting cohol in the Richmond, Moalcohol offences but without tueka and Takaka businesses the liquor ban in place they districts to 24 hours while were limited as to how they some other specified areas, could deal with it. “Now we now including Aniseed Valcan take a sensible approach ley, have bans from 7pm to as to how we are going to 7am each day. Controls start deal with that situation.” at 4pm over summer for the Most urban areas of the Tasman The timing of the bylaw was wider Kaiteriteri, Riwaka District are included in the places intended to be in place beand Marahau areas. fore the height of the sumcontrolled by a new liquor bylaw. The three major CBDs withmer period when more peoin the Tasman District previously had a liquor ple would be in town. ban from 9pm to 7am. Graham Caradus of the Tasman District CounCommunity constable Glen Lloyd Jones, who cil says there were only minimal public submisrequested the bylaw, says a growing trend of sions on the bylaw. “One of the people said you alcohol related offences was the reason behind shouldn’t have to rely on that police discretion. pursuing the new restrictions. He believes it will So in this bylaw we’ve put the exemption so give police greater control in a more formal way, people can apply to council and get it formalwith the bylaw stating that police have powers of ised,” says Graham. “That just gives people some arrest, search and seizure without warrant, in re- certainty and as long as we’re happy no alcohollation to liquor that is in a public place. “I think related harm is going to occur then we’re happy the major difference is that the liquor ban now to give people that exemption.” applies to some residential streets as well,” he For a full map of the new bylaw affected areas, says. “That is going to be the biggest change but visit and follow the bylaw some people will be concerned about what will link under the policy header.

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Lighting up town Thousands of dollars, hours and light bulbs have gone into brightening up this year’s Harcourts Light Up Nelson competition with a total of 17 houses participating. One of those entrants, Mark Logan of Telenius Rd in Spring Grove, has entered the competition each of the past four years and had previously decked his home with Christmas lights for eight years prior to that. “It’s something that you can do around home that really makes Christmas,” he says. Mark was unsure of the total amount of light bulbs around his house but estimated it to be close to 110,000. Because of the home’s loca-

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local businesspeople. Other businesses that picked up cash prizes were the Salvation Army and the Richmond Town Hall while Sassy’s, Just Incredible, Taylor’s We Love Shoes and Health 2000 came in for honourable mentions. This was the first time the competition has run and because of its success Kim was hopeful that it would continue. “The reason why we did it was that over the years Richmond tends not to get into the Christmas spirit. But it was fantastic to see just about every store participate, they got really behind it and the variety was huge.” Baku’s Janine Hepburn says the window was decorated by a group of staff members.

Meeting with minister would help Salisbury School ‘move forward’ Education Minister Hekia Parata wants to meet with the board of Salisbury School in January but they question why she would want to visit when the school has closed for the summer holidays. Last week the High Court ruled the minister’s decision to close Salisbury School as unlawful because it relied on the possibility of sending some girls to live at a boys’ special needs school in Christchurch. Hekia now wants to meet with Salisbury School but its board member Helen McDonnell says that should happen when the students are back. The Ministry of Education would not comment if it intended to pursue the closure of Salisbury School, re-directing the Waimea Weekly to a week old press release instead. Helen believes the school will remain open for all of 2013 but says there are no guarantees for a further year.

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By the time you read this column the last stages of panic will have set in. Have I bought enough ham? Did anyone order the turkey? Have you seen the decorations? You invited how many from work to join us because they were going to be on their own… Of course this does not happen in real life – just thought I would stir you up a little. In our little family things seem to be going along almost too smoothly, I keep waiting for something or someone to come out of the woodwork and really turn things upside down! I guess this Christmas will be mainly centred around a certain, just over one year old, little person, as it will be his first. The tree this year, is up at a much higher level than normal – hopefully it will stay put and yes, the lights are attached so little fingers cannot pull them off! All decorations are placed well out of reach but there will


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Tasman Auto Electrics are over the moon with the response they got from a Christmas promotion, which saw thousands of dollars worth of presents donated to the Salvation Army ready for distribution. The Richmond business ran a Christmas Cracker competition where Waimea Weekly readers could cut out an entry form from the paper and take it in along with a non-perishable food item or a new toy to leave under Dawn Rameka-iti of Tasman Auto Electrics and Jill the tree. One lucky entrant was then Knight of the Salvation Army with some of the toys drawn out of a hat to win $1000 cash while each week someone won a $100 handed into the business for a donation at Christmas.

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Richmond Bowling Club

The opening of the new pavilion and refurbished green of the Richmond Bowling Club was held on the 30th of November 2012 . It is great to see this fantastic facility finished and the new bowling green will be a pleasure to all who wish to play outdoor bowls with friends in all weather. The club house was appropriately

named the Ken Smith Pavilion in respect of the dedication, experience and work that was required to bring the project to a successful conclusion. Ken was very quick to say that nothing would of happened without the many volunteers involved who also gave their time. If you haven’t already, head down to the Richmond Bowling Club.

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Snooker bestows Life Membership In a move which confounded the recipient, members of the Club Waimea Snooker Section honoured their convenor Colin Bowden with Section Life Membership at their recent annual general meeting. In moving the nomination, Nobby Yorwarth spoke of the considerable service Colin had given to snooker within the Club, culminating in being the organiser for the very successful 2012 Clubs NZ South Island Pairs Tournament held at Waimea in early August. In devising and managing an innovative fund-raising scheme, Colin had ensured that both the Club and the Snooker Section had benefited from the hosting of this event, as well as enhancing the reputation this district has for competent organisation of sports functions. The motion was unanimously carried by those present, upon which Nobby presented Colin with a pre-printed badge signifying the title. Although

Nobby Yorwarth congratulating Snooker section convenor Colin Bowden on his section Life Membership. taken aback by the tribute, Colin expressed his gratitude for the

award and the support that he receives from section members.

Children’s Christmas Party The brand new Richmond Bowling Club green and clubhouse is a welcome new facility at Club Waimea.

Members Draw Over the last few weeks some members missed out on claiming their prize money by not being present at the time of the members draw. Make sure you head down to the Club on 20 December and Christmas could come early with a $1000 prize up for grabs. On 22 November member No 480 was not there to claim the $600

prize and on 29 November member No 1196 missed out on the $700 prize. On 6 December member $800 stayed put because No 596 was not there to claim their prize and on 13 December member No 1293 was not here to claim their $900. Don’t forget to head down to the Club on 20 December, you are in to win $1000.

Club Waimea held a fantastic children’s Christmas party on Sunday 9 December. Treats, games and fun were enjoyed by the children

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Upcoming Entertainment

KRAZY KATZ: Christian Jessop, Johnny Jessop, Callum Kershaw and Luke Connor will bring the house down in true Rockabilly style at Club Waimea on Saturday 5 January.

22 Dec

Nelson Country Music Club

29 Dec

Barry Korchski

31 Dec

Jimbo`s Karaoke

5 Jan

Krazy Katz

12 Jan

Honey & Wine

19 Jan

Shane Casbolt Classic Mix Music

26 Jan

Tim Pannell

Pure rockabilly fun at Club Waimea Christmas Day Lunch Head down to Club Waimea and get your twist on with the Krazy Katz. This will be a fun night for all with pure rockabilly from the 50’s. The four piece

Nelson band is always a crowd pleaser with their energetic attitude and talent like no other. Head down and enjoy yourself dancing to old time classics

from the likes of Buddy Holly to Elvis Presley. The Krazy Katz will perform at the Club Waimea hall on Saturday 5 January.

....and they’re off! New Year’s Club Waimea invites you to come along and enjoy our facilities and celebrate the Nelson Harness Races. You’ll enjoy the full bar facilities at Club prices, full TAB self service terminals and catch all the action on the big screens. The Barnicoat Bistro will be open 11.30am until late and is always

open from Wednesday through Sunday with meals from just $5 up to $21. Bring a group of friends down and take a punt on a horse, get dressed up for the occasion and enjoy a day at the races at Club Waimea. Race days are Friday 4 and Sunday 6 January.

Eve Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Club Waimea and get amongst the 60’s and 70’s. The event is all about the flower power with a fun filled Retro Party. Dig out your beads, bell bottoms, paisley shirts, short skirts and join us for a great night with Jimbo’s Karaoke on 31 January.

Club Waimea and Elizabeth Catering are still accepting bookings for Christmas Day lunch. The traditional Christmas Buffet lunch will feature hot meats with all the trimmings, cold meats, salads, hot vegetables and all of your favourite desserts. Christmas lunch at Club

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year The President, Vice-President, Board, Executive, Management and Staff at Club Waimea wish all members a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and successful 2013.

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Merry Christmas from the combined churches of Richmond and Waimea

You are invited to join with us

Celebrating Christmas 9.30am 10.00am Giving thanks to God for the greatest gift ever given! 243 Queen St, Richmond Waring Carpark (Behind No. 1 Shoes)

Matthew Brophy and Helena Ruffell of Richmond recieving free Christmas cake at the Richmond Mall on Monday from Dawn Stratford of the Church of Christ and John Palmer of the Holy Trinity

Church. The combine mond and Waimea are and a list of Christmas es as a good will gest festive season with the

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Christmas Services Christmas Eve “Midnight at Nine� 9pm at St Johns Christmas Day Family Communion 9am at the Worship Centre

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So this is Christmas... I wonder what first comes to mind when the word Christmas is mentioned. Is it decorating a tree, hanging lights, school holidays, getting together with family, planning a holiday, the Santa parade, buying or giving presents? Or maybe the words, oh no more stress as sadly for some, Christmas can be a time when it’s hard to find that extra money needed to buy gifts or something extra for the dinner table. Christmas can bring happy memories as we get together with people who are close. We may even be surprised by a visit from someone unexpected or an unexpected gift, while others may be saddened with a Christmas without a loved one. However we approach it, Christmas is a time of celebration. It’s a celebration of an event that took place a little over 2000 years ago, that involved the birth of a baby, angels appearing to shepherds, some wise men, a star, and the

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ed churches of Riche giving out the cake s day Church servicture to celebrate the e community.

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giving of gifts. It’s an event that and God gave us a gift, even though He knew what it would not only changed history but though in many ways we were cost. it started our His enemies The greatest gift of love, When calendar, also as we were we could not reach heaven, fulfilling somesinners. Heaven came to us. thing written We did noth- In celebrating Christmas your some 650-700 ing whatso- local church gives a special years earlier, ever to merit invitation to come along and as the bible or deserve find out why we are so excited says Isaiah 9 : this gift. In about the gift God gave us. In 6 “For to us a fact, what addition to regular Sunday serchild is born, we really de- vices many churches have extra to us a son is serve is judg- celebrations including Christgiven, and the ment, be- mas carols, Christmas eve or government cause we all Christmas day services. will be on his have sinned For God so loved the world that shoulders. against God. He gave His only Son so whoAnd he will be The amaz- ever believes in Him will not called, Woning truth of perish but have everlasting life. derful, CounChristmas is Have a Wonderful Christmas Steve Rollo sellor, Mighty that, in spite and a Blessed New Year from Minister Richmond Church God, Everlastof our sins, your local churches of Christ ing Father, Prince of Peace. God sent His Son to Christmas is the celebration of save us. In that tiny the birth of Jesus Christ, the manger in Bethlecelebration of the most amaz- hem, He gave us an ing gift, a gift from a loving undeserved gift. Or come at 7pm for Thursday night Church God. For God so loved We give gifts to those we love the world even Christmas Day Service 9.30am

Brightwater Christmas Services Sunday 23 Dec St Michael’s traditional service 8.30am 10am St Pauls Contemporary service Christmas Eve service Carols at 10pm St Paul’s Christmas Day service 8:30am St Michael’s at Waimea West 10am St Paul’s church hall

Hope Community Church

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Nelson Cathedral Sunday 23rd December 8am Holy Communion 10am Choral Eucharist 6pm Nine Lessons & Carols

Monday 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE 12.15pm Holy Communion 5.00pm Christingle Service 8.45pm Carols on the steps 10.45pm Carols from the Gallery 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist Preacher: Bishop Richard Ellena

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Brightwater Community Newsletter


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Happy New Year Wendy Pearson Ph 021 567 722 03 544 5488 (24 hrs)

Here we are in December with a busy time ahead. It will be less than a week till Christmas day by the time you are reading this, and we hope you are all organised for that special time with family and friends when it gets here. We hope to have a meeting with folk from the Tasman District Council as to how we proceed to make the Village Green the special place we want it to be now that it is part of the Councils parks and reserves. We have finally replaced the broken planter outside of McLean’s Four Square. It would be great if we do not have to replace any others in the future. These along with the hanging baskets look great and we take this opportunity to thank the businesses along there for organising the regular watering of the plants.

We have purchased more Christmas lights this year from Mega Mitre 10 and will be putting them up in the Village Green. They should be up and shining by the time you are reading this. Thanks to Mega Mitre 10 for the great deal they offered when we purchased the lights. We appreciate your support. Hi Reach have kindly donated the use of a cherry picker to help us get the lights up high into the trees. Thanks Hi Reach - we appreciate your help with this. We hope you all got along to Glolites a couple of Saturdays ago. What a great night was had by all of those attending. We would like to thank all of those generous local people who help out with things in our Community like the mowing of the lawn at the Village Green, or lending their mower


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Brightwater school pupils look over the mouthwatering creations entered in the baking and decorating section of their Flower Show and Pet Day. so that can be done. Or keeping our streets and roads looking tidy and keeping the gardens looking great at the Village Green. If everybody does a little bit, it all helps make our place a great place to be – Thank you. Our Association wishes you a safe and happy holiday time – enjoy spending time with your families and friends and be safe on the roads and at the beaches or rivers. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 5 February, 2013 at 7.30pm at the Brightwater School Staffroom. See you there. Your Community Association Inc. Lighting up the Village Green On a very warm and sunny Sunday afternoon some Brightwater Community Association members and a few willing Christmas helpers got together and put up the solar Christmas lights in the Village Green. Hi Reach kindly donated the use of one of their cherry pickers which was a great help. The Community Association appreciate your support Hi Reach. Nathan Palmer and John Bruce were incredibly helpful offering assistance, operating the cherry picker and putting the lights up into the trees with the assistance of members of the Association. To all of the Christmas helpers - thank you

very much, everyone did a great job and the lights look fantastic. We hope everyone takes the time to go down and have a look at them. Brightwater School Flower Show and Pet Day It was Friday 23 November, and you know how certain things trigger those special childhood memories…..well the Brightwater School Hall managed just that! It was the morning of the Annual Flower Show and Pet Day at the school. Children, mums, dads, aunties, and Grans were a-buzz with excitement as they arrived at school, noisily chatting about their arm loads of flowers, or how long it took to decorate their biscuits, or what exotic or unusual container they found in the back shed for their floral arrangement. By 9am, the Hall was like the inside of the Home Baking Section at the A&P show! The tables were laden with biscuits decorated with personalities as different as the children that made them. Each syndicate section was loaded with special treats all vying for the coveted 1st prize. Plates of carefully cut fudge tempted the judges! Busy children from 5 to 11 had worked feverishly in classes all morning, primping and snipping,

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names of the flowers. Stalls will include produce, cake, plant and glass gift stalls. Afternoon teas and raffles will be available. Admission to the show is $3 per person - children free. For information 542 3737 or 542 3414 New exhibitors welcome.

Children from Pinegrove Kindergarten had fun singing Christma Carols at the annual Brightwater Glo-lite carols in Snowden’s Bush. shaping and clipping to get their flowers just right. A first time experience for many of the junior school pupils, but you would never know! The attention to detail and creativity was beyond their years. By 11am the Hall was heaving with flower arrangements, sand saucers, novelty containers and cute little button holes. The smell was amazing! There was a spectacular display of colour, texture and design. Each and every child deserved a prize for their efforts. Thanks to the judges from the Horticultural Society for their help. How could you choose? Was it to be the old mossy boot, or the toilet bowl, the green pumpkin, or even the old toaster? Novelty container……you bet! Only limited by their imaginations.

Just before lunchtime, class by class, the children arrived to view the exhibits, and excitedly congratulate each other on a place they may have received. What a delight, a simple pleasure to stand by and admire all that was there to see. The enthusiasm and spirit was a real treat. Well done Brightwater School! Brightwater Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show The Brightwater Horticultural Society will be holding their Summer Flower Show in the Brightwater Hall on Saturday 26 January, 1pm to 4.30pm and Sunday 27 January, 9.30am to 4.30pm. There will be exhibitions of gladioli and dahlias and plenty of cut flowers. We can even help with

Brightwater Playcentre What a fantastic trip we had to Natureland recently, where the children got to watch the porcupine and the meerkats being fed by the keeper. Christine, Natureland’s educator, brought out a rat, a cockatiel and a tortoise for us to hold and observe. It was great to see the awe in the children’s faces as they interacted closely with these animals. We are extending children in literacy, by providing resources in encouraging them to write their own names. Our fundraising team ran a Movie Night, where the children came and watched a movie, had their dinner and played games. Well done to everyone involved for raising about $360 for the Centre. Our last day for the year is Thursday 20 December, returning on Thursday 7 February 2013. The Playcentre sessions run from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12noon. You can find us at 244 Lord Rutherford Road South, Brightwater, (next to the Spring Grove Drill Hall). Phone 542 3270. From all of us at Brightwater Playcentre, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

WEDNESDAY 19 December 2012


Wanderer’s Sports Club Lord Rutherford Festival Saturday 2 March 2013 - 12 midday to 8pm Lord Rutherford Park Fun day for All with Craft Stalls, Kids – Face Painting, Wet & Wild & lots more, Beer & Wine Stalls, Food Stalls, Music & Entertainment, Come along & enjoy a great day out If you would like to have a stall please contact Diane 03 542 3344 or Denise 03 542 3283


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Large market hits the street Each week photos from the Nelson Provincial Museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in the Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly. Left: Miss Browning, Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 22694. Below: Sawmill at Four River Plain. Nelson Provincial Museum, Downie Collection: 324765. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email details you may have to:

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The largest market in the Top of the South is hitting Richmond’s Queen St on Friday

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Just a thought...

I had the joyful experience recently of taking all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame, my mum back to see her home which had been gather the exiles, and will give them praise and devastated in the Christchurch quakes. She in- honour in every land where they have suffered spected the brand new bricks and mortar, the shame”. concrete stairs which had previously been al- If you have gone through a devastating time, most destroyed, then when inside her lost loved ones, lost your home etc., this lounge and rooms, she just kept sayis the very time when the Christmas Promise of Restoration, is worth holding “this is how I always wanted it to be”. A year earlier you could not have ing onto with the faith you have left in foreseen that the place would ever be you. No matter how devastating, how restored, let alone be more perfect stressful and apparently unredeemthan it had been before. That makes able your situation may seem, faith in one reflect on how earthly devastation Christ can give you a peace that passes need not be a lethal or terminal blow all understanding. It’s the one thing that to a better future. cannot be taken away from you when Allan Wasley, It reminds me of the truth found in tragedy strikes. It’s the most precious Wakefield the Bible time and again, that there thing to hold onto, as you await restoraAnglican. tion to come. Mum never thought she are better things still to come. God can take what seems a terminal blow to us, but with would see this miracle, and here it was just bethe right attitude, and with a trusting prayerful fore Christmas – she sat where the Christmas heart, it can be turned around into something trees of old used to stand all lit up with promthat even surpasses what we saw as the best out- ise, to gaze upon restoration beyond her wildest come. When God’s people suffered damage to dreams. Never give up hope, instead lay hold their lands, they had a change of heart. They of your faith, and the promises of restored joy were promised “at that time I will deal with which only Christ can bring.

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Nelson drivers take series lead Phillip Rollo

Ian Burson and Shane Carey remain well in the hunt despite Christchurch’s Mark Osborne running away with victory in Saturday’s ELF Super Cup 25-lap feature race. What seems like a travelling circus, showcasing the South Island’s quickest super saloons, the ELF Super Cup started brightly in Blenheim the two of Nelson’s top drivers with Ian and Shane sitting pretty perched at the top of the standings. The two drivers have now swapped spots on the overall standings and

will into head into the third round with a small points advantage of a number of out of town drivers, including Mark, who collected an impressive 265 points on Saturday night. Despite finishing second in the feature race in Nelson, Ian was the third highest point taker on Saturday with 222. Drivers accumulate points depending on their overall position and for how many cars they overtake. The ELF Super Cup takes drivers all across the South Island with the final round being held in March.

Dates confirmed for fishing comp The region’s largest fishing competition has confirmed the third weekend in January as its date for 2013. The McCashin’s Brewery and Motueka RSA Fishing Contest will have its weigh in on January 20 at the Motueka RSA after three days of fishing action in Tasman Bay.

The contest has a huge prize pool, including $1500 for the heaviest snapper over 20 pound and $400 for the average snapper weight. Organisers say they are hoping for more contestants from Richmond and Nelson this year. Entry forms at McCashin’s Brewery or most sports shops in Richmond and Motueka.

Ian Burson passes Shane Carey during Saturday’s ELF Super Cup race. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Craig Boote spins out during a superstock race earlier this season. Photos: Phillip Rollo.

National Championships this season and Nelson competitors have been working hard to ensure they will not just represent the club with pride but also have a more than great chance of success. Whether you are one of the many competitors preparing to travel off to compete at the National Championships or one of the thousands of supporters looking forward to the racing at the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway, this summer is shaping up to be one of the best. The summer programme begins with the Xmas Extravaganza meeting on Saturday 29 December and features the Superstock and Sidecar Club Championships and round two of the Three Quarter Midget Club Champs. Also scheduled to race are the Youth Ministocks, Midgets and Streetstocks. As a late Christmas prezzy the club is giving away a brand new bike to one lucky child in the crowd. There will also be secret Santa gifts and the chance to win a free pass to the qualifying at the New Zealand Home

Loans NZ Superstock Champs. This will be the last chance for our Superstocks to have a home track run prior to their National title on January 11 and 12 and you can be sure that with the Club Championship on the line as well the pace will be super quick and super exciting. Superstocks are the heavyweights of Speedway, they are purpose built for both speed and full contact. The New Zealand Superstock Championship is the premier event on the NZ Speedway calander and Nelson has an unequalled reputation for hosting top quality championship events so this is truly a not to be missed event. The support we have received from New Zealand Home Loans has made it possible for us to offer great prize money which has helped to entice a number of former New Zealand, Grand Prix, North and South Island Championship place getters on to the entry list. Anyone watching Superstock racing for the first time is left open mouthed at the hard hitting full on racing these guys dish up week to

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A full field of sidecar riders race off from the starting line earlier this month. 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 a two day full field championship for stockcars with over 50 entrants, Three Quarter Midgets, Super Saloons, Production Saloons and Midgets. The club will be holding an official practice on the Thursday evening from 6-8pm. The public is welcome to come out and watch and entry for practice is free. The final meeting of the summer holiday

season features the ever popular Classic Hits Demolition Derby as well as the Club Championships for Stockcars and Streetstocks, TQ Midgets, Production Saloons, Sidecars and Youth Ministocks are also racing at this meeting. Whether you are an avid speedway goer, an occasional visitor to the track or one of the few who have never experienced the thrill of speedway racing, this summer the Nelson Speedway Association has something for you. There are plenty of healthy food options available for your family as well as hot

and cold drinks, ice creams and confectionary. The souvenir shop has a wide range of club and event souvenirs for you to remember your time here at the number one Club Run Track in New Zealand. All meetings start at 7pm and the gates open from 6pm. With the exception of the New Zealand Home Loans New Zealand Superstock Championships where gate prices increase slightly, all meetings cost only $15 for an adult, $30 for a family and pensioners, children and members cost $7. Under 5 year olds get in free.

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Waimea Tramping Club Saturday 22 December, Sherry River bush walk, easy, ph Jeff 522 4994 or Maria 541 8598. Sunday 6 January, Apple Tree Bay, easy, ph Katie 547 7850 or Ian 544 9154 or Guilda 547 7596. TRAIN RIDES at Tahunanui Modellers pond 1-4pm EVERY DAY from Boxing Day 26th Dec till Sunday 6th January, weather permitting. Twilight Run Tuesday evening 1st. January from 6.30pm - 9pm. Your contact Noel 5484253 Tasman Talks Titles Book Group. Do you enjoy reading & talking about books? Then our Tasman Talks Titles book group might be what you’re looking for. Join us Wed 19 Dec, 3pm4pm Richmond Library. ‘Drama Space’ Have you been thinking about getting your child into drama next year? Well come along & see the kinds of things they will get up to with Body in Space in 2013. New course in 2013- Intermediate Ensemble- a course for children of intermediate school age. Participants will form an ensemble & work together for the year

learning devising techniques towards the creation of an original show. Call Lisa at bodyinspace@ to register your child. Places limited to 12. Our Youth Troupe for high school aged students. We work these guys pretty hard & the work that they produce is simply amazing. If you have a child who wants some extension theatre training or feels over-looked in a large class situation then this is the place for them. Info at www. WANTED Stallholders, for Washbourn Gardens Fare on Nelson Anniversary Day. $25 per site. Ph Tania 544 1091. This is a Richmond Playcentre fundraiser. Walk the Historic Spooner Railway Tunnel. Group tours available during summer- call custodian Bob Stewart 544 8502 Life Balancing in Preparation for 2013-Life coaching can facilitate an exciting process of rebalancing your life. Determine your goals, values and life direction. Special offer Nov/Dec $45/ hour. Alan on 021 0238 4140 or 03 544 8705

with elderly people. Several positions ar available incl van assistant, kitchen helper & programme assistant. Ph Sasha 547 9350.’ Learn to spin, weave or make felt. Come & join us at Richmond Spinning & Weaving Grp, we meet at Birch Hall Richmond Showgrounds 9-30 am 2nd & 4th Thursday, the weavers the 3rd Thursday of the month. Contact Mary, 547 2611 LEARN to Speak with Confidence. Let us encourage you to step outside your comfort zone & gain new skills. Join Powertalk International. Ph Peggy 539 0477, or Linda 544 7823. www. powertalknelson1.wordpress. com Social Table Tennis - Thank you all for your great support of table tennis again this year. The stadium is closed from 21 December & reopens 7 January 2013. Xmas & New Year wishes. Celebrate Recovery A support group for those people with Hurts, Hang-ups & Habits (addictions) meet at The Centre, 23A Salisbury Rd on Wed 7pm for 7-30pm. Ph Bob & Jacquie

538 0282 Choose To Lose Trying to lose weight, join us for support, weigh-in, coffee, & chat. Gold coin donation. 11am. Thurs at The Centre, 23A Salisbury Rd, Rmd. Contact De O’Neil 547 4717 SPACE welcomes first time parents and their babies aged 0 – 3mnoths - weekly sessions include opportunities to meet other parents, discussions on child development and parenting, music and activities. Contact Marie Lenihan 03 545 2017 or Toastmasters Develop your personal confidence through public speaking in safety & with the support of the High Noon, Nelson, or Madhatters Toastmasters. ph: 0800-736-753). Koru Christian singles group Meet monthly for friendship & fellowship ages 25 & events email or Dawn 03 538 0471. Koru Plus a Christian group meets 6 weekly for friendship & fellowship ages 55 - 70, Details & events contact or Hazel 546 7311.


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Social Squash Club Waimea Squash, Lower Queen St, on Weds –8.30pm. New players welcome. Costs $5.00 per week for non members. Rackets provided. Bring a friend. Ph Susan 5441492. 2017, lenihans@ Attention Hunters – want to tune your scope in or just practice shooting? Our range at Jubilee Park is available to Rim Fire and Air Rifles only. Details ring Warwick 547 9414. Singers Wanted! Nelson Bays Harmony has vacancies for women who can sing low or high parts in 4-part a cappella music, along with 40 other voices. Rehearsals Thursdays 7pm Club Waimea. Ph: Jenny 547 4354 or visit www.nelsonharmony. Waimarama Community Gardens- General Working Bees alternate Suns 2–4pm: Join gardening & learn from organic gardeners. Ph Biddy 545 2052 for dates. Composting Working Bees 3rd Wed of the mth, 10am–12.30pm.

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Greg Hay in action during the two-day cricket final. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Hay, what an innings! WTTU take two-day cricket title They say big players step up in big games and no one stood higher than Greg Hay, as the Waimea Toi Toi United batsman hit an unbeaten 138 runs to gift the Tigers their second two-day title in as many years. Car Company Stoke/Nayland had two heroes of their own with seamers Marty King and Darius Skeaping claiming all nine wickets between them as they shouldered the most of the bowling work. At tea on the second day, the match was all but resigned to just one innings each. But Greg, who now claims the Vonda Edwards Trophy for the competition’s most prolific batsman, was unstoppable as last year’s champions held on for a famous victory, surpassing Stoke/ Nayland’s 245 in the 89th over with just one wicket to spare. Harrington’s Beer Café WTTU

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captain Jon Routhan says it was a dream final. “I don’t think anyone would have begrudged the result if it had gone the other way and I don’t think Stoke/Nayland begrudge us. It was just a really good game of cricket,” he says. “Every team member got us to the final and then the final is when big players step up and it was a pretty special night.” Symon Carr contributed an important 17 runs to the total late in the day following on from Cade Armstrong’s 15. Opener Stephen Binnie was the only other WTTU batsman to reach double figures. In the first innings WTTU bowlers claimed a share of the wickets with Dan Wightman and Cade collecting three each. Sam Baxendine took two wickets while Symon and Greg also had a ‘W’ to their names on the bowling sheet.



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Public Notice – Fireworks

Public Notice – Water Ski Races

Between 6.00 pm on 31 December 2012 and 1.00 am on 1 January 2013 the Torrent Bay Water-ski Area is reserved (closed) for a public fireworks display. The fireworks are planned for midnight. A 200m exclusion around the pyrotechnics barge will also apply. Other water users should stay well clear. Vessels entering or within the reserved area are required to comply with any direction given by the event organisers or event officials as if it were a direction given by the Harbourmaster. Spectator boats must show navigation lights. Carry a fire extinguisher and close or cover fuel tank vents with a damp towel. Event organiser/ pyrotechnics handler: Dave Craig, Ph. 027 434 4438.

Between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday 5 January 2013 the Kaiteriteri Water-ski Area is reserved (closed) for the annual Kaiteriteri Beach Camp water-ski races. A speed-limit uplifting is also in force between for certain vessels directly involved in the racing, within 25 metres of the nominal course as shown on the image below. Other water users should stay well clear. Event communications are on Channel 17 on Marine VHF radio. If in doubt, call ‘Kaiteriteri Race Control’ or consult an event Marshall (who will be wearing a high-visibility vest). Vessels entering or within the reserved area are required to comply with any direction given by the event organisers or event officials as if it were a direction given by the Harbourmaster. Race organiser: Rob Guild, Manager, Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserves Board, Ph. 03 527 8010.

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Navigation Safety Bylaw: Temporary Reservation for swim races, Tata Beach, 5 or 6 January 2013

Between 12 noon and 4.30 pm on Wednesday 2 January or Thursday 3 January 2013 the area of the lower Aorere River shown below is reserved for the Collingwood Raft Race. Vessels wishing to transit through or use the reserved area during the event may do so only after consulting with the event organisers, and then may only do so if and when, and under such conditions, that the event organisers may choose to specify. Delays can be expected, but access will not be unreasonably denied. Event communications are on Channel 17 on Marine VHF radio. If in doubt, call ‘Race Control’ or consult an event marshall (who will be wearing a high-visibility vest). Vessels entering or within the reserved area are required to comply with any direction given by the event organisers or event officials as if it were a direction given by the Harbourmaster. Race start: 1.30 pm at Beardmore’s Beach Contact: Bill Climo, Ph. 021 033 1227

Tasman District Council’s Harbourmaster has granted a temporary reservation of part of the waters that lie between Ngawhiti Island and Tata Beach for sea swim racing between 8.30 am and noon on either Saturday 5 or Sunday 6 January 2013. The effect of the temporary reservation will be to prevent other activities, including water skiing, from occurring within that area for the time specified. The water ski access lane will be closed for the duration of the event. A number of conditions have been imposed on the organisers of the event. These conditions may be viewed by emailing, or calling Tasman District Council’s Harbourmaster on Ph. 03 543 8400.

Cardboard Boat Race, Tata Beach or Ligar Inlet, 13 or 27 January 2013

Tasman District Council’s Harbourmaster has granted a temporary reservation of the waters of the inner Ligar Bay inlet and an approximately 500m length of Tata Beach out to 200m from shore for the annual Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race between 9.00 am and 11.30 am on Sunday 13 or Sunday 27 January 2013. Firework Professionals Ltd has applied to Tasman District Council to stage a public fireworks The effect of the temporary reservation will be to prevent all other water activities, including display from a barge in Kaiteriteri Bay on New Year’s Eve at midnight. launching or retrieving vessels at the Tata Beach boat ramp or water skiing, from occurring Pursuant to the provisions contained in the Navigation Safety Bylaw, the Tasman District within that area for the time specified. The water ski access lane will be closed for the duration Council’s Harbourmaster has granted a temporary reservation of the Kaiteriteri water-ski area of the event (unless the Ligar Bay inlet option is used). for the display between 8.00 pm on 31 December 2012 and 1.00 am on 1 January 2013. Also, a travelling exclusion zone of 100m (reduced from the statutory 200m) around the barge has been A number of conditions have been imposed on the organisers of the event. These conditions may be viewed by asking an Event official on site. granted while it is flying a red swallow tailed flag, or showing a red all-round light, indicating that there are un-discharged explosives aboard. The barge may be loaded and unloaded in Stephens Bay or Tapu Bay. All other water users should keep well clear for their own safety. The effect of the temporary reservation will be to prevent other activities including boating, kayaking or swimming from occurring within that area for the time specified. Event marshalls have the authority to require other users to vacate these areas as required. People wishing to observe the display from boats must stay outside of what is usually the waterskiing area, and Road Closure – Kaiteriteri over 100m away from the barge. They should carry a fire extinguisher, cover exposed fuel tank Tasman District Council advises that the Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road will be closed for New Year vents, and show the correct navigation lights for their type of vessel. celebrations from Martin Farm Road to Kakapa Point from 6.00 pm on Monday 31 December A number of conditions have been imposed on the organisers of the event, which may be viewed 2012 until 3.00 am, Tuesday 1 January 2013. by contacting the Tasman District Council’s Harbourmaster on Ph. 03 543 8400 during office hours.

Navigation Safety Bylaw: Temporary Reservation at Kaiteriteri for Public Fireworks Display on New Year’s Eve

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ALL GARDEN MAINTENANCE, LANDSCAPING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Experienced, friendly service Honesty & reliability

Ph: 544 1212

Heatpump Servicing


• Spreads very evenly so uses 20-40% less material than conventional methods

12 Cargill Place, (off Beach Road) Richmond

Ph: 021 482 088 or 542 2328

Email: 4 Coach Pl, Brightwater

• Quick, efficient, cost effective


30 years experience



• 60m plus of flexible hose, so spreading bark mulch, sawdust, compost, soil anywhere is not a problem

A Automotive

Call Mave 03 541 0082 or 027 226 8103

accessman nelson ltd


All mechanical repairs No job too big or small.

Struggling with book keeping? Let me help

We can support you with;

All Terrain Scissor Lift 12m Platform Height


Honest Reliable Master Master Septic Tank Cleaning Honest Reliable Plumbers and Gasfitters Plumbers and Gasfitters Liquid Waste Removal Since 1915 Comercial / Domestic Since 1915

Small Small • Leaking taps & pipes Jobs • KitchensJobs & Drain Cleaning & Welcome bathrooms Welcome Unblocking • Solar Simon 027 212 8688 John 0212 450 550 • Drainage Kevin Harris Kevin Harris CCTV Camera Inspection


Ph: 543 8090 42 Factory Rd Brightwater Ph: 543 8090

Bridal Formal Childrens Alterations - zips, hems, mending

Liz McLean

Phone orders welcome

544 7285 544 0203 No job too small

Sundial Square Richmond Open 7 Days 11am - Late


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Trades & Services 24HR Call Out



544 1660




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Has ACC denied your surgery or entitlements?

All domestic work Office cleans In between tenants

April and Tony Cooke

022 689 7076 03 546 4672




PH: 544 5723

A/H: 027 285 7421

Richmond Brake & Clutch 13 McGlashen Ave, Richmond LOCALLY OWNED



ELITE FLOORING SERVICES Member NZ National Flooring Assn.

• 99% Dust Free • All Wooden Flooring • Residential & Commercial • Prestige Timber Floor Laying • Your choice of Coatings Over 20 years experience

0800 455 141 Maurice 0274 455 141 or Dave 0274 296 669 A/H 544 5986


Your one-stop shop for

-WOF - engine tuning - brakes & clutches - wheel alignment all other mechanical services eed! guarantte ce gua ndllyy service rie iend ffr

Kerry & Sharlene Friend 7 Gladstone Road Richmond (behind Mobil) Phone 03. 544 2266


Tile Layer • • • • •

Experienced Wall & Floor Tiling Interior & Exterior Certified Waterproofing Free Quotes

Ph: 027 875 3590 A/H: 03 522 4032



• Hot Mamas Café, Motueka; • Mottie Malon’s, Motueka; • Salvation Army Store, Motueka; • Farmers Store, Nelson; • Hotel Motueka; • Vic Brew & Bar, Nelson; • Star & Garter Hotel, Richmond; • Unichem Pharmacy, Richmond Mall; • Brook Street Community Gardens, Nelson.


Labour List MP




Beautiful Gardens

Landscaping Lawn Care & Mowing Chipping of Greenwaste Stump Grinding Pre-Sale Garden Tidy-up Gardening Hedge Trimming Section Clearing Greenwaste Removal


Abel Tasman Educational Trust’s HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL TRAINING COURSE wish to say a special thank you to the businesses who offered work experience places for our students and supported their practical learning in the workplace over the past 10 week term.


Garden & Property Maintenance



03 538 0314 0800 752 422

David Gerrard





Parts and Service for ALL makes and ALL models

WEDNESDAY 19 December 2012

Compliments of the season to all! I wish everyone a safe, restful and happy holiday break.


Our office will be closed 20 Dec - 13 Jan. We re-open on Monday 14 Jan. 19b Selwyn Place P O Box 53, Nelson P +64 3 545 7282

Lawn Mowing & Edges All trimming Full garden tidy-ups Experienced, honest & reliable

Call Andrew or Wendy Neame

544 0444

021 255 6163

Ph: Kevin Wells

027 293 5280 or 541 0496




Adam Brumwell

Painter Decorator

Qualified Tradesman

26 Years Experience

“I’ll turn up on time”


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

Locally owned and operated

027 232 1550 AH/Fax: 544 3177

Authorised by Maryan Street MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Call Adam

027 671 8417 or 544 9415


eco-friendly • • • • • •

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

90 VANGUARD ST NELSON PH: 548 3954 027 548 3954

Pest Control


25% OFF Ph: 544 4872 Locally Owned & Operated





Work Place First Aid Courses

Mark Amy

Registered FITEC & GROWSAFE Trainer & Assessor Accredited EPA [former ERMA] Test Certifier

Give your staff the skills to make a safer, more productive workplace. For course dates see

Ph: 544 4062

Mob: 0274 574 775 Email:

Jan: 18, 28, 31 Feb: 11, 21, 22, 23 Mar: 8, 18, 22, 23, 28 Call NOW to register

Ph 544 9180 Corporate Rates Available

Window Cleaner Phone

027 650 5605 Call me for

Professional Window Cleaning

txt us your view


28 WEDNESDAY 19 December 2012


s a m t s i r h C ours H Wed 19 Dec Thur 20 Dec Fri 21 Dec Sat 22 Dec Sun 23 Dec Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec

9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 5.30pm

Christmas Day (Closed)

10am – 4pm

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...and a hap New Y py ear

Cnr of Queen, Croucher & Talbot Streets, Richmond. Tel: 544 6259 •

Cnr of Queen, Croucher & Talbot Streets, Richmond. Tel: 544 6259 •


19 December 2012  

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