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High rates halt ‘vibrant’ CBD entrance A plan to revamp the entrances of the Richmond shopping district has been put on the back burner by Tasman District Council. The work has been deferred by TDC in its draft annual plan in a bid to reduce the finanical burdon on ratepayers. In last week’s Waimea Weekly it was revealed the proposed rate increase for ratepayers will be around seven percent. For Richmond Unlimited, the marketing arm of the Richmond business community, the news is another setback in its attempts to bring more business into town. “We’ve been pushing for the gateways for some time and we’ll continue to push for it,” says Richmond Unlimited chairman Andrew McGlashen. Council had planned to undertake a project to improve the entrance to Richmond and the central business area in the next financial year. The cost of the project was estimated at around $412,720. Coun-

cil is now proposing to defer the work until the 2012/2013 year. Having significant gateways into communities is important according to Andrew, and vital for retailers. “Unfortunately with the road layout if you’re not knowledgeable of the area a lot of tourists do end up bypassing us.” When you look at the money initially budgeted for the upgrade, Andrew says Richmond Unlimited can see why council would need to make cuts to spending and why it would need to be planned for. “As I see with the health budget, it’s not a bottomless pit.” Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne says council needed to identify spending areas that could be cut to keep the rate increase down.“It would have been nice to do it but we needed to cut discretionary spending.” Richard says council intend to keep the project on the list and it will get done in the future.

ALL SET: Vern Powell and Bill Wheeler are hoping they can do battle at the Oakwoods Village Scooterkana today. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

Ready, set, go... scooterkana takes off The fists aren’t likely to come out in this battle, but you never can tell. Today, if the weather permits, Oakwoods Village will be hosting their annual Scooterkana. The event is based along the “streets” of the village and is aimed at those in the care facility and the villas. Vern Powell has been a resident at Oakwoods since 1989 and he says he loves participating in the Scooterkana. But this year his daughter is visiting, so Vern isn’t sure if he will be able to make it but he has decorated his mobility scooter just in case. The afternoon, as well as being skill based, also provides a lot of fun for the residents. Often a lot of preparation goes into creating the colourful

speed demons. Residents find they are able to dress their mobility scooters up with all sorts of things. Bright balloons and soft toys feature heavily, with the odd noise maker thrown in for good measure. Today the Scooterkana will feature a relay, a rally, an obstacle course, a slalom and a skills section. This provides variety for the residents, who are able to experience the rush of racing and also the ability to learn new things. These skills help the residents when they are moving about the facility and when they are out visiting. The day will finish with a “celebrity race” which sees staff race each other.


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* Tasman District Council’s Draft Annual Plan is now available for public consultation and feedback, prior to Council making any changes, as a result of the consultation, and adopting the final Annual Plan in June 2011. This can be done via the website at or by calling into any of the Council offices. * Thirty-five firefighters battled a forest fire that burned about five hectares in the Moutere hills on Sunday night. The fire, reported just after 11pm, was deep in a 20-year-old pine plantation belonging to Hancock Forestry Management. Staff from the forestry company joined crews from Upper Moutere, Mapua and Motueka volunteer fire brigades, as well as Appleby and Tasman rural fire forces.

READY TO GO: Murchison Playcentre children Jay Thomson, 4, Ryan Elliott, 4, Caelan Siobhan, 3, and Ortwin Struve, 4, prepare the 4WDs for their trip up the Glenroy Valley. The Playcentre was able to raise $650 on the day and would like to thank Guillym and Donna Thurlow who gave permission to use their property.

At least two Tasman District councillors and other notables are fronting up to be pilloried - and they say it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds from games at the Last of the Summer Fare, on this Friday, will go to the Red Cross Earthquake appeal, and since the theme of the food and drink festival this year is medieval, the “games” will include a set of stocks. Plenty of laughs will be on hand as those who have put their hand up to be padlocked in and pelted with wet sponges include Tasman District councillors Kit Maling and Judene Edgar, Richmond Mall manager David Hill, Andrew McGlashen of Richmond Unlimited, and Waimea Week-

ly's very own Steve Page. For the price of a gold-coin donation, fare patrons can also take part in apple bobbing, horseshoe throwing, skittles and other games. The Richmond event also features a Lords and Ladies fashion parade, and prizes are up for grabs for best medieval costumes. All those attended are encouraged to drag out their wimples, ruffs or old sack cloths and be in with a chance to win. Well-known band Cutty Wren are set to provide the music this year. The fare, made famous for its fantastic food, drink and entertainment, starts at 5.30pm in Sundial Square, Richmond. The event caters for all the family so make sure to get along early to catch all the action.



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Richmond police hail drop in crime Teresa Hattan Richmond police are thrilled they are able to re- of circulation is also having an effect. port a drop in overall crime. Community awareness about suspicious activity Officer in charge for Waimea John Price is prais- is also being praised by police. ing the help of the community for reducing the “There is a good level of community awareness rate of crime in the Richmond area over the past in Richmond. People are reporting suspicious 12 months. behaviour and groups of people “There are signs pointing to behaving badly.” a reduction in most classes of John says the community can crime. This is a positive as the take a pat on the back for the town is growing.” help they provide the local poJohn says it is great to see a lice. drop in areas of concern to the “Crime is a community probpublic, which was damage to lem; we just help people to work property and vandalism. out the issues associated with “This is tracking down as well.” the crime.” There are a number of reasons Police and the public should why this is happening accordbe pleased that these positive ing to John. results are starting to show These reasons are both related through, says John. to the actions carried out by But there are still a few things police and what the commuthe community can do to lower the level of crime in town even nity has also been able to do. further. “We have made a concerted “People still don’t lock their effort to look into alcohol and houses when they go out or they youth and we are now taking a leave valuables in plain view in very low tolerance to underage their car.” drinking in public and breaches in liquor bans.” Doing this just attracts unwantJohn also thinks publicity Senior Sergeant John Price. ed behaviour according to John. around this type of crime has “If we could get people to not affected people’s behaviour. “Richmond also has do these things then as a community we could an active community patrol in place which is do even better in terms of the amount of crime.” working,” says John. - There are several alternative ways to report crimes This community patrol has been in affect for a in your area. The adoption of Crimestoppers 16 number of years and is run by volunteers from months ago in New Zealand was done to assist the community. The patrol is run through Rich- the police and other law enforcement with solving mond and the surrounding districts on Friday crime making it easier to catch criminals. If you and Saturday nights. have information about criminal activity you can There are a wide variety of reasons for this drop give that information anonymously to Crimestopin crime but John also believes having a lot of the pers on 0800 555 111. Otherwise, Richmond Police people who were committing the crimes now out Station can be contacted on 543-9507.

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Letters to the editor I was interested to read your story containing quotes implying that Nelson City Council’s rates rises were due to cuts in core spending. Nothing could be further from the truth – as even the quickest examination of our draft annual plan will show. The reduced capital expenditure reported was simply that our Long Term Plan had projected the construction of the proposed performing arts centre (and which was under formal consideration at the time of putting the plan together two years ago) proceeding in this coming financial year, which obviously it isn’t. Clearly the two Councils have quite different ways of reporting their rates levels which leads to some common misunderstandings over comparisons between the two. Some basic (unarguable) facts might aid a better understanding. A good way for readers to think about this is that on a per capita basis, actually, there really isn’t very much difference at all between the two Councils in terms of the level of rates being paid; ratepayers in both Council areas are paying around the national average. There is, though, a considerable difference in the debt owed by the two Councils: as at 31st December 2010, Nelson City Council debt levels stood at $42m compared to the Tasman District Council debt at $118m. I hope this goes some way toward helping to understand any comparisons drawn between the two Councils. Quite simply, for the record, Nelson City Council is currently proposing the lowest rates and charges rise in 20 years in Nelson and that arises mainly from an array of ongoing savings in interest rates and other operational efficiencies. Keith Marshall, Chief Executive, Nelson City Council

DANCE MAD: Two Nelson dance crews, as part of Onset Hip Hop, won awards at the recent SDNZ Wellington/ South Island Championships. Both Origin and Fuzion crews, which included from back, Abbey, Ashleigh, Georgina, Hannah, Kendall, Abi, Lisa, Tyler, Bridie-Rose, Mikaela, Hayley, Courtney, Meila, Jordana, CJ, Lucy and Kayla, came back from the competition with placings. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

Dance crew secures a ticket to nationals Two Nelson dance crews have proved they can boogie with the best of them. Origin and Fuzion, two crews from Onset Hip Hop based at Fargher Academy of Dance, placed in the top three at the Street Dance New Zealand South Island and Wellington championships earlier this month. Lisa Dalziel, 17, is a member of Origin dance crew and says their result was a huge achievement. Origin missed out on first place by 0.01 points in the hotly contested varsity section (13-17 years) with a score of 7.29. The Wellington team that took out the varsity section, Emerge, represented New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Championships last year and are currently ranked ninth in

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Gliding club season has a soaring start Nelson Lakes Gliding Club is having a soaring season, starting with 'Flying Week' in mid February where pilots from all over join the local boys to fly the great mountains of Nelson Lakes National Park. On February 27 club pilots Jerry O'Neill and Frank Saxton ran a concentrated six day training course at St Arnaud for six new people - four of whom went solo by the end of the course. This was followed by a 'Gliding Open Day' coinciding with the Classic Boat Show at Rotoiti. Twenty five trial flights were made that day giving the public a taste of the thrill of gliding. The winch-launch is pretty exciting as it takes the glider to 1700ft above the strip in under a minute. Two more open days are to be held at Motueka Airport on April 30 and May 1 and will give more locals a chance for a glider flight. Club President Jeremy Glasgow and April Rumsey assisted at the training course which included safety briefings, flying training and lectures and videos. Course participants completed approximately 20 flights and were able to log about five hours flying time. Each student was given at least a one hour soaring flight in the mountains to show what the sport is about. These courses dramatically reduce the time required to go solo and reduce the cost by approximately one third.


Jerry ONeill also runs two cross country flying courses. One is a basic course generally run at Hororata that is aimed at people who have yet to do a Silver C 50km flight. This course teaches the basic safety skills like flight preparation and planning, out landing techniques and how to choose suitable landing paddocks from the air. The other is an advanced course and is run from Omarama. This is a combined mountain flying and cross country course and is aimed at people who want to do a 300km Gold C flight. The main thrust of the course is to teach people READY TO GO: Nelson Lakes Gliding Club chief instructor Rob Corlett, how to fly gliders safely in the mountains. from Mapua, gets ready to go flying. Photo: Tim Cuff.

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Express lane a hit with customers The aromatic smell of coffee now wafts through Richmond Fresh Choice. The new coffee cart, Express Lane, has been well received by customers according to owner Gary Watson. “It’s a good thing because of the convenience for customers. It also provides another experience while they’re shopping in the mall,” says Gary. Barista Stefan Miller says he can provide customers with nice simple coffees and espressos. Gary says the cart is going well so far and management have decided to bring in special deals for their customers. “If they spend $100 in the shop, they will get a free small coffee as a thank-you.” Stefan will also be the smiling face customers see when the walk in the doors. “He doesn’t make too bad a coffee either,” says Gary.

EXPRESS LANE: Richmond Fresh Choice’s Express Lane barista Stefan Miller is having lots of fun working in the new coffee cart at the supermarket’s entrance. Photo: Teresa Hattan.

SHOW TIME: Ronald McDonald visits kids in Richmond last week.

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Celebrates Success PORSE is passionate about acknowledging our educators’ successes Part of the way we do this is through the Marie Tucker Award where educators are encouraged to write Celebrations of Success for themselves and for others. At the end of each month a local draw takes place, the local winners receive a gift, and then their name is sent up to the national draw where they are in for the chance of winning a mountain bike valued at $799. We have had winners in Nelson who were very excited to receive their mountain bikes, as did PORSE Educator Helen Barber. Since moving to Nelson one year ago,

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Students learn harsh truth about driving Reducing your speed will save your life. This was drummed into Year 11 Waimea College students on Monday as they took part in a Rotary Youth Driving Awareness course. The project, which sees all Year 11 students from colleges across the Tasman and Nelson regions spend a day learning about driving safety, is aimed at preventing disasters on the road.

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Retirement isn’t in sight just yet Teresa Hattan Most people retire at 65, but not Athalie Gill. The Richmond resident has spent the past 40 years working in the same nursery. Athalie began her time at what is now Vibrant Earth under Cam and Doug Simpson on their Beach Rd property. She says she got the job after Cam looked down the row of houses backing on to the nursery and asked her because she seemed the only one who enjoyed working outside. “I just started by doing a bit of part time weeding but it wasn’t very long and I was in to taking cuttings and getting out orders.” Mary Duncan then took over at Beach Rd and before long was looking for a new property. This was found on Main Rd Hope. Athalie has since gone back to part time work. She says the best part about the job over the years is the variety. “I’ve done most things and I’ve really liked it all but now I mainly do dispatches.” Athalie says she would never have thought she would stay in the one job for so long. “I was thinking when I was approaching 65 ‘do I want to retire?’. It keeps me motivated, it gives me exercise and I enjoy it.” And it doesn’t look like Athalie will be retiring any time soon. The major change over the past 40 years for Athalie has been the upgrades with technolLONG SERVICE: Richmond’s Athalie Gill has been working at the same ogy. “When I started we used to do the potting nursery for 40 years and says she doesn’t see herself stopping any time soon. into the planter bags with a bin of mix and a fire shovel and then plant the plant, but now Photo: Teresa Hattan.

they’ve got a potting machine.” In those days there weren’t computers either and Athalie says these have made the world of difference. Mary says it’s wonderful to have someone like Athalie around. “Having the reassurance of having someone like Athalie there has been a really stabilizing and reliable thing for me.” Mary says with Athalie there she knows things will be okay. “One of the things that has always struck me about Athalie is that things are never a problem. She can immediately see the benefits. To have that beside you when you’re running a business is very valuable. I’ve got huge respect for the loyalty she’s given the company.” Mary says her committed employee is quite remarkable. “She’s a bit of an icon with various people within the industry who know her. There are a lot of qualities about Athalie that I think we can be quite envious of.”

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and ensure the warrant and insurance is current. We have entered the season of Lent, a 40 day period from Ash Wednesday to It seems that every second person I have Easter during which we retrace Christ’s walk spoken to recently has put an emergency kit to Calvary and the empty tomb. This journey together. (especially as we consider the implications Through the media we have reof Calvary) challenges us to get ceived a daily diet of destruction our lives in order and to reorder and heartache – and many of our priorities in the light of God’s us have been personally affectlove and Christ’s sacrifice. ed, having loved ones living in In our parish this Lent we are Christchurch. reading our way through Rick Many of the people interviewed Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven following the disaster have reLife’, a 40 day study which adminded us that it is at times like dresses the question “What on this the question of what is really earth am I here for?” I have been important in life comes sharply through this programme before into focus. The answer hasn’t so and I view it as a bit like keeping much to do with material possesmy spiritual warrant of fitness up Rev. David Holsions but with those things which to date. We may have our emerlingsworth cannot be replaced once lost: gency kits at the ready for when Holy Trinity Church family members, colleagues and disaster strikes, but how prebeautiful relationships. pared are we for that day when we pass from It is not surprising that many of us have pre- time into eternity? Consider for a moment pared emergency kits – actually it is being how we prepare in advance for an overseas sensible and responsible as indeed we are in trip, sorting out such things as our passport other areas of our lives. When we were ex- and vaccinations. If we put care and preparapecting our children, we put lots of planning tion into the question of where we will spend and joyful preparation into the big event. One eternity – if we are clear about what on earth of the ‘privileges’ of owning a vehicle is to pay we are here for – then we would be fully prevehicle registration and road user charges, pared for the greatest journey of all.

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holden barina hatChbaCk 2006 Fuel prices are on the rise so this is the right time to be buying a smaller fuel miser for your day to day motoring. It is NZ new and had 1 owner. It has a 1600cc engine and is automatic. The interior is in tidy condition and is also very roomy for a small car. It also has factory alloy wheels, 2 airbags, air conditioning, cd, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking, roof spoiler and ABS brakes.

$7,980 $12,980 toyota Corolla gl Wagon 2007 These Corolla wagons seem to be proving very popular for both company use and as every day family cars. This is NZ new and has had 1 owner. The interior is very spacious and in tidy condition. It has an 1800cc engine and is automatic. It also has ABS brakes, 2 airbags, air conditioning, factory CD and remote central locking.

$6,750 holden rodeo lX ute 2001 This would be an ideal tradesmans or handymans ute. It is NZ new and has had 1 Nelson company owner. The interior is in very tidy condition. It has a 2800cc diesel turbo engine and is 5 speed manual. It has just had a new WOF.




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CYCLING: The Tasman Wheelers Tour de Vino Les Vincent Memorial Ride takes place this Saturday. The 80 kilometre ride kicks off from Waimea Estate on the Appleby Highway with registrations from 9am. The ride is open to all registered riders and to enter email christine@ Entry fee is $20 or $25 on the day. For more information see TOUCH: Waimea College student Holly Young has been selected in the New Zealand under 15 mixed touch team for their tour of Australia in September. Holly joins a group of Nelson based players picked in the squad after a strong campaign at the New Zealand Championship in Palmerston North.


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Long jumper Nelson's fastest school boy but injury puts hold on nationals Phillip Rollo Brendon Barnett added another bow to his string as he confirmed his status as Nelson's fastest school boy, as well as predictably claiming the long jump title at the Nelson Marlborough Secondary School Athletics Championship last week. However, an injury setback could now rule him out of the New Zealand Track and Field Championship in Dunedin this weekend.

The 16 year-old Waimea College student is the current needed for the month in Europe. If you are interested in New Zealand Men 16 long jump record holder and na- sponsoring the hottest long jumping talent to come out of tional secondary school champion but he made hard work Nelson, you can contact him via his email address - of the 100 metre sprint at the Tasman inter-school final. He was able to just pip Nelson College's Alistair Adams In total, 11 records were broken at the Nelson Marlborin the dying centimetres to win in a time of 11.2 seconds, ough Secondary School Championship. Some of the highdespite a heavily strapped leg after suffering shin splints. lights from the Tasman athletes came from Joel Ross of “I'm usually more explosive than him seeing he's a 400m Waimea College who broke the under-16 boys 800m rerunner and I thought that I was going to have him over cord in a time of two minutes 2.7 seconds, Emily Jensen the first 80m and he'd creep me back. But I thought he was who broke the under 16 girls triple jump with 10.60m, Garin College prospect Jeff Lautenslager ran nine minutes going to beat me so I just had to go hard,” says Brendon. Brendon jumped 6.39m to win the long jump, more than 47.9 seconds in the under 15 boys 3000m and Tapawera one meter over his closest opponent, but his leg injuries Area School student Chris Brake broke two records with made his performance a cautious one, just jumping to an outstanding jump of 1.86m in the under 16 boys high win. He capped off an outstanding day at Saxton Oval jump and 12.87m in the triple jump. with second place in javelin, 46.33m, shot put, 12.07m and the 200m sprint. Previous to the inter-school meet, Brendon jumped 7.19m at the Track Meet 4 Christchurch in Wellington, a distance that now qualifies him for the IAAF World Youth Athletics Championship in Lille, France in July. Brendon says he is extremely confident he will be fit in time for this major event. The impressive performances look to be peaking at just the right time for the Richmond & Districts rising star of Athletics Nelson for nationals this Friday. Highland Pipe Band But his inclusion is unlikely at best, Require children (8yrs & upward) to learn with his doctor ordering that he does not compete and instead recovers and Bagpipes or Drums. focuses on the build up for France a Also current or ex-Bandsmen & Women to couple of weeks earlier than scheduled. Ironically, Alistair, who finished second play in a non competative environment. in the 100m last week now looks set to take his spot in the 4x100m relay team. Have the satisfaction of teaching young people and making music Brendon has already been contacted with a friendly group. by Athletics New Zealand to confirm To enjoy the experience, get those pipes out from under the bed, he has met the qualifying distance for dust them off and have a blow! World Youths, although the squad is officially named after the New Zealand Meeting every tuesday night, Championship. richmond town hall If selected, it will be the first time Brendon has represented New Zealand and Contact Joy Gowan Ph: 544 8200 Email: to cover costs he is looking for local sponsorship to help ease the $11,000



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Derby win against Nelson slips through WOB’s fingers at Neale Park Phillip Rollo One moment can make or break a game and unfortunately for Stables Waimea Old Boys it signaled a defeat against Galbraith Group Nelson in the opening round of the Car Company Senior A rugby competition. Down 17-15 with only seven minutes left on the clock, a James Lowe pass was intercepted with an awaiting overlap and the try line begging. Nelson's speedster Kim Bateman cruelly made Waimea pay, sprinting 70 meters to score, although James desperately tried to hunt him down after letting the game slip away. Andrew Goodman then put the icing on the cake with a 50 meter penalty on fulltime to seal the 27-15 victory. But Waimea captain Ben Coman says they can take plenty of positives out of the loss against the perennial favourites. “We’ve got a few new faces so for them to come together like that, I'm pretty happy. Although it wasn't ideal to come away without a win,” he says. Tasman Makos halfback Kaide Whiting was the star for Waimea and despite

picking up an early injury to his ankle he soldiered on for the majority of the game. His trademark sniping runs created plenty of opportunities for the away side and his try in the opening five minutes of the game put plenty of pressure on a Nelson side full of expectation. But a heavy tackle punishing his right ankle sent him to the sidelines early. He could be a huge loss for the opening rounds of the competition. James, Trael Joass, Andrew Leatham and Phil Gibson all impressed on debut in the backline and there were no signs of the missing experience provided by the departed duo of Blair Cook and James Kamana, the latter on Super 15 duties with the Lions in South Africa. A huge fight broke out midway through the second spell with number eight Lealoha Musika sent to the bin for punching. Ben says it's just boys taking out their frustration. “We don't condone it but we're not going to stand there and take it either.” Despite a defeat, Waimea can take confidence out of their first clash of the season with capitalizing on opportunities and a crooked lineout being the major concern.

THERE’S THE GAP: Ben Coman tries to slot through two Nelson players on his way up the field. Photo: Phillip Rollo. When Nelson's ever present openside flanker Mitchell Thwaites was yellow carded in the first half, Waimea were camped on the try line but failed to score. One moment that will play in the minds of Waimea overnight. “There was probably a few opportunities. We created the chances so we'll put some polish on it and come back at home against Stoke next week.” Half time score: 17-8.

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OFF THE BACK: Waimea Old Boys halfback Kaide Whiting picks the ball off the back of the scrum in Waimea’s season opener on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

The Super Liquor Waimea Senior B’s had more luck than their fellow club men with a win over the weekend. Lead by prop Tim Hikuroa, Waimea dominated the match and staked an early claim to win back the division 2 title they lost to Marist in last years final. Nelson was unable to get on the board with a white-wash going all Waimea’s way and several players were able to cross the line twice. Try scorers were J Vailauv, 2, Ben Jeffrey, 2,

Mike Bates, 2, Callum Hart and Brad Crisp. Joe Higgins, Brad Crisp and Jaime Galloway successfully slotted the conversions. Unfortunatly for Nelson, they were really only able to get into their opposition’s 22 twice. The final score was 49-0.

Coming up for Waimea * This weekend sees the club’s first home game - Stables Waimea Thirds have a preseason game against Waimea College 1st XV starting at 12 noon. Following this are the Super Liquor Senior B’s at 1.15pm and the Stables Senior A’s at 3pm - some good rugby action at Jubilee Park this weekend. * Plenty of new players have registered for JAB, with the majority of last year’s coaches returning to coach - this all kicking off on May 7. Women and Thirds start the week before this, on April 30.

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Jelena now focuses on off season after knock-out

GETTING COURT TIME: Louisiana Techster and former Waimea College student Jelena Vucinic runs the floor in the NCAA tournament first round against Rutgers..

Phillip Rollo Jelena Vucinic made three steals in just two minutes court time as the Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters crashed out of the NCAA tournament recently. Louisiana Tech were defeated 76-51 in the opening round of the tournament by Rutgers, and while the former Waimea College student will be pleased with her sniping efforts she was disappointed to be knocked out. “Mainly because we know how much better we were and we were disappointed because we couldn’t perform on the day. We might have not won but we knew that we could at least make it a much closer game than it was,” says Jelena. Jelena played 11 games throughout the season, an impressive tally in her freshman year. All told, Jelena made four steals and 1.3 points per game in the regular season.


The three steals against Rutgers was her season best. The NCAA tournament game was shown live on national television in the United States. The Lady Techsters program hit the 1000 wins milestone this season - only the second women’s basketball program to reach that mark after their Western Athletic Conference semi final victory over Nevada in Las Vegas and Jelena says that history making victory was her highlight of the year. She also marked Nevada’s top player Tahnee Robinson during the game. Jelena will be returning to New Zealand during the winter but she will now be finishing up her school year before getting back on the court for offseason training. “Now that I know what is needed to play at this level I feel I can come back ready to get into it.”

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QUIZ WHIZZES: Georgia Dunn, Anna Batty, Elsie Brownlie, Amber Holmes and Olivia Wilbourne, all 12, of Waimea Intermediate. Waimea teams finished second and third at the Kid’s Lit Quiz at Nelson Intermediate last Friday. The Waimea 1 team lost to Nelson College Preparatory in a tie break, after both schools finished on equal points. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Worship Services This Sunday: 8.15am Breakfast @ St David's Lively children's programme 9.30am Classic Church Every Wednesday: 7pm Ripple Effect Interactive Church

Wakefield Anglican Church Sunday Services

10.30am Communion St John’s on the Hill Wakefield 10.30am Morning Worship Worship Centre Rev Allan Wasley, Vicar Ph 541 8883 120 Edward St, Wakefield ph: 544 8387

WAY2GO Richmond Recreation Centre Programmes EASY BEAT Exercise Mondays & Fridays 9am to 10am $4. SHAPEUP Group fitness circuit Mondays & Fridays 10.30am to 11.30am $3. WALKING GROUP meet 9.30 every Monday (Free) NEW Walking Circuit starting soon $3. CLUB50 social recreation group for older adults $2. 9 Cambridge Street, Richmond. For more info phone 5443955 Parent Centre Workshop Taming Your Toddler Tue 29 March & Tue 5 April @ 7.30pm. Strategies to manage behaviour. Practical play ideas. Qualified speakers. $30 non members, $10 members Linda 5449668 Sprig&Fern -Christchurch Quiz Night fundraiser Quiz starts at 8(ish) every Wednesday at the Sprig & Fern in Hardy St. It costs just $3 per player but you are obviously welcome to give more. We have decided to add the proceeds from all of our quiz evenings in March to the funds we already have with the aim of raising several thousand dollars for Christchurch. This is a larger sum than usual but with support, we’re sure we can do it. The Soroptimists - Waimea Fashion Show We are putting on a fashion show on 6 April in the Richmond Community Church, Warring Car Park conjunction with Beetees Fashions, Whitwell shoes Motueka and Fields Florist - Richmond - tickets $15. Some of the proceeds will go towards the Christchurch Appeal. All welcome. Waimea Tramping Club Day trip Sunday 27 March, Cloustons Mine and Gordons Pyramid, medium, Ph Bob 548 2548 or Robert 544 0142. Weekend trip 2-4 April, Granity Pass Hut & Mt Owen, fitness, Ph Ken 548 9897 or Bob 548 2548 Mountain Safety Council Nelson Programme 2011. Next Branch meeting Tuesday 12th April. *MSC/ODL Course info night 13th April. *Abseil Introduction, 21-22 May. *Firearms-HUNTS Course, weekly 9th June onwards. *Outdoor First Aid, 26-27 March, 10-11 Sept, $150. *ODFA Revalidation, 13th Aug $85. *Outdoor Leader Course, Info night 13th April, weekly from 30th May, Assessment 23-24 July, $280. *Risk Management Course, 25-26 June, $120. *River Safety Course, 14th May $25. For more info visit training & select Nelson Branch or call 547 2426. Gifted Education: Small Poppies Poppy Peek session for Small Poppies! If your 3 to 6 year old is bright and needs MORE learning excitement - bring them to our assessment on April 15th. Gifted Education - One Day School for primary school children and SMALL POPPIES for preschoolers can help your bright child flourish! Contact For Info call 03-544-2788 or email leanne.pressman@ Meditation & Buddhism Introduction to Meditation Reduce stress and

enhance well-being Tues Evenings 7-8.30pm 29 March. Hearing Association Rooms, 354 Trafalgar Sq; Nelson $10/class. Chat about Buddhism Explore Buddhist philosophy to enhance well being Includes meditation. Thurs Morns 10.30-12 noon 17 March Arcadia Organics Café; 265 High St Motueka $10/class. Details Alan Chandrakirti Meditation Centre (03)5432021 Craft Potters - Hope. 2 day pottery workshop with Ross Richards 26/27 March. $60. Various techniques throwing and decorating. Book ph. 544.5172, e-mail craftpotters@ Isel House OpenTuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Admission by donation. Paws Dog Show and Music in the Park (Highland Band) Sunday 27 March, starting 2pm. Admission free. Mountain Bike Challenge Sun April 3, Family Fun Day, Tapawera, 11am, 3 courses - 15km, 22km, 27km, $5 child, $10 adult, $25 family, etnry forms at cycle shops or www. Destination Nelson Lakes Find out what’s happening in your region. All residents and batch owners welcome. Rotoiti community hall St Arnaud. Mon 4 April 7pm to 8.30pm. Your 10cts is worth gold to us. Info contact 021 180 4358. Cornwall Celebration Sat 26 March Wesley Centre, 4 Wensley Rd; Richmond. (oppTDC) . 2 pm- 3 .30 pmAn afternoon of Cornish humour, music, and film, concluding with a traditional afternoon tea. Donation for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. All welcome Democratic School Calling all parents and teachers interested in a new school for Nelson.Democratic School Nelson, information evening with Verena Gruner. Victory Community Center, Friday April 8 7-9pm, Koha $2. Ph Lara for more information on 548-2095 Wine auction & picnic pm, 2 April at Woollaston Winery, Old Coach Road, Mahana. Proceeds to Nelson Labour Party and Christchurch Earthquake Relief. Entry $10. Music, BYO picnic, meet Maryan Street. Ph. 5457282. Richmond Greenacres Golf Club Mixed Vets Day – Monday 28 March. Report by 9.30 for 10.00am start. Entry Fee: $6 Enquiries Mavis 547 6626 or Elaine 544 5227 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 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. REGULAR EVENTS Highland Pipe Band

The Richmond and Districts Highland Pipe Band welcome all to their Tuesday evening sessions from 6pm in the Richmond Town Hall. Phone Joy on 5448200 for more information. Lions Club meets fortnightly for dinner and social or business, Tuesdays 5.45pm to 8.30pm. Any men or ladies interested to attend are welcome. Ring John on 5423032, Bob on 544-0441 or Alison on 544-2505 for more information. “We serve your community”. Nelson Canoe Club Rolling & skills practice -Tuesday night pool sessions 7 - 8:30pm at Riverside Pool. Members with no instruction $5, Members with instruction $10, Nonmembers with no instruction $10, Non-members with instruction provided $20. Information or to book instruction Isel House OpenTuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Admission by donation. Learn To Speak With Confidence Let us motivate and encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and gain the skills and confidence you need. Join Powertalk International Club Waimea - meets inAnnesbrook twice a month in a friendly environment. For more information please phone Peggy 539 0477 or Yvonne 544 6350 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 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 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 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 Scottish Country Dancing Richmond’s new season at St David’s Church Hall every Monday. Details Christine 544-0902 Saxton ‘Sit and Be Fit Seated Exercise Class. Saxton Stadium Mondays 10am $4. Improve your flexibility, muscle-tone, coordination and have fun. Ph instructor Leigh Dalzell on 548 1689. Coffee Mornings 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. Alchemy Cafe Bateup Rd, Richmond. If you are new in town come and join us for some coffee and conversation. Contact Mike 5447906.

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Brightwater Community Playgroup Wednesday’s 9.30 to 11.30am School Term Only The aim of our playgroup is to provide a safe place for parents, caregivers and children to meet on a regular basis. A range of activities are available to stimulate the child and provide social “timeout” for parents, caregivers. You will find us at: St Paul’s Creche Waimea West Road, Brightwater Cost $2.00/ per family/ session Morning tea is provided

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