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Phillip Rollo The hunt is still on for a Brightwater thief after police interviewed and cleared a 16 year-old of the crime. Police have received more than 20 reports of car thefts from residents in the Brightwater area within the past two and a half months. One of the victims, Bevan Muollo, who had his car broken in to seven times, set up a game hunting camera and snapped the alleged thief in action. Since putting numerous posters around the township of the alleged thief, Bevan was tipped off by a local worker who believed he knew the person in the photo. Bevan called the police, who said they couldn’t do anything until Tuesday, due to the long weekend. So he visited the alleged thief ’s parents, who Bevan says were unsure if it was him because the clarity of the photo The alleged wasn’t that great. “Someone had given me Brightwater thief.

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Lauren Hammond danced her way through to the top six in New Zealand, at the ILT National Young Performer Awards in Invercargill last week. The 16 year-old Waimea College student was surprised by her outstanding results in the modern dance section, and was originally only hoping to make it through to the top 12 of the competition. “It was so good, I was so happy. It was one of my best achievements,” says Lauren. The dance was choreographed by Trudy Fargher of Fargher Academy of Dance. Trudy says the result was only the second time someone from Nelson has reached the final of the national competition, which is only held once every two years. The age group for the competition was 15-21 year-olds, meaning at the tender age of 16, Lauren was one of the youngest to dancers make it through to the final round. Both males and females were also competing together, but while Lauren says the males are generally stronger, there is not much of an advantage either way. Each competitor performed in three classes during the preliminary round; modern/ jazz, contemporary and a master class. Despite her sister’s glandular fever, Lauren says the top six finish was even better because she did better than her sister Abby, 18, who was also competing. “Yeah definitely,” she laughed. Dancers gained qualification to the competition after winning their regionals. Lauren and Abby were the only dancers from the Nelson/Tasman region. Lauren hopes to dance for a company when she is older and says performances Lauren Hammond, 16, reached the top six in the country at the ILT National on the national stage like this can only enYoung Performer Awards in Invercargill last week. Photo: Phillip Rollo. hance of chances of realising her dream.

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end of Richmond Park and it’s going to have maximum wind. We have done a lot of research and that is the best spot in the whole region,” says Murray. “The council have a wind-meter right next to the proposed site and have five years worth of data to back it up.” Experts can harness the wind to power up to 60 kph across beaches and parks, although it is the size and speed which has restricted their use around the region,” he added. “The places you can use to Blokart now are quite restrictive with pedestrians and dogs, so the best thing for us to do was make a purpose built venue so everyone can have a go.” The Shaw’s are awaiting resource con-

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Tasman district’s assets are now worth more than sporting facilities. As with most years the bulk of the council’s a billion dollars, announced council last week. The increase in the value of the assets, managed spending was driven by infrastructure developon behalf of the residents and ratepayers of Tas- ment and maintenance. “The past year was difman, is reflected in a net surplus for the year of ficult for a number of Tasman people affected directly and indirectly by natural $11.07 million. disaster,” says Tasman District mayor The figure one just one of many highRichard Kempthorne. “If it wasn’t lights from the report for the past the series of Canterbury earthquakes year, says TDC. where the district became home for Within the surplus are assets vested in many temporarily and permanently, the council such as the Coastal Highway after the opening of the Ruby Bay three separate areas were directly affected by floods - Tapawera, MurBypass and smaller reserves and an chison and the Aorere Valley. The increase in the value of other assets to local events were unusual in the numthe tune of $10.9 million. The assets ber and ferocity drained the council’s the council manages have increased in total value to $1.086 billion. recovery funds to the point that a special increase in the rates has been Tasman is home to more than 17 needed to restore this essential fund.” settlements within a district covering 9,786 square kilometres. It is the Richard says despite the natural disasMayor Richard ters and the focus on recovery, he was council’s responsibility to ensure that Kempthorne. pleased to say the council delivered on each of the settlements and other areas within the district’s rural hinterland, as well its plans. “I am pleased that the councillors and as the urban centres of Richmond and Motueka, the staff have delivered prudent management are provided with basic infrastructure needs and we are in a sound financial position with a including roading, water and sewage and com- positive cash flow and continue to be in line with munity infrastructure like community halls and our debt repayment programme.”

Brightwater thief still out there FROM PAGE 1 a lead because the police weren’t going to do anything about it until after the weekend, so I thought I’m not going to give this guy an opportunity to break in to our car tonight.” But the police have since cleared the suspect and Bevan has apologized to the family and the suspect. After meeting face-to-face, Bevan knew straight away that it wasn’t him. But he is sure the thief is the person in the photos.

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Life of Wakefield teacher immortalised by post cards Phillip Rollo A glimpse of a 19th century Wakefield school teacher’s life has been re-lived through multiple post cards dating back to 1906. Local historian John Dearing has pieced together a series of post cards sent to and from Annie Jessop between 1906 and 1909 and it’s all on display at the Richmond Library. John was always a stamp collector when he was a child, but he admits that passion got “out of control.” He sold his stamps and started collecting postal history. When he moved to the Tasman just eight years ago, he fell in love with the region’s history and began searching for local postmarks, most of them from places no one in today’s time has ever heard of; including Allington Island in Brightwater and Awa in Dovedale. John says he has a rule to buying a post card; it must have a post mark, a local picture and a message. Then it’s his. His collection and interest in Annie Jessop occurred after buying a pile of post cards from an antique store in Richmond. Sorting through them at a desk at home, he noticed they were all addressed to and from the same person; Annie Jessop. “In the end it went up to 55 cards. I found them in Blenheim, all over the top of the south. Because Annie would have been a post card collector as well, she would save them all, from 100 hundred years ago.” Post cards were the olden days version of text

messaging, says John. So the messages didn’t always have much detail to them. But when pieced together over a number of years, John was able to find out key information about the woman. Annie was born in Hope and taught at Wakefield School, and John quickly found out that she was very popular with the local men. Romance even occurs with one man, Ben Stratford. “You can tell by the way that they wrote together that they were going to get married. I started thinking that she’s going to marry him, but when?” The post cards all stopped after 1909 because they got married. Annie had to leave her job at the school because in those days women in public service or government employment had to be a housewife after marriage. In an incredible moment, one day John was walking through Richmond Cemetery and saw the grave titled Annie Jessop next to Ben Stratford. “I was knocked over. I just walked over and seen Ben and Annie. It was quite a moment.” John, who is also vice president of the Waimea South Historical Society, says the story will immortalise the life of the forgotten school teacher. “She was a totally anonymous person. She has disappeared off the map. Yet now, she will live forever.” John says nearby family only knew of her as a LIFE IN A POST CARD: Historian John Dearing will display the life of Wakegreat aunt. The display is currently up, in full, at the Rich- field School teacher Annie Jessop through a series of post cards dating back to 1906, at the Richmond Library this month. Photo: Phillip Rollo. mond Library.

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Who is the region’s top team? From doctors to roofers, from mates to collegues, the 2012 Bowater Motor Group Top Team will put them all to the test and only one will be crowned the region’s top team. Based on the popular television show Top Town, the local version is now in its third year. The fun event pits teams against each other in a series of challenges, mainly physical, but organiser Hayden Bryant, of Sport Tasman, says that doesn’t nessersary favour athletes. “Because the activities are things people only do at this event they aren’t trained for it so the average

Joe often does better than seasoned athletes.” Hayden says the event has two fields, school-aged and adults. The adult classes features a range of work teams, friends getting together and sports teams. The event is split into three heats, in Motueka, Murchison and at Saxton Field with the top few winners qualifying for the finals in Upper Moutere in late November. The Saxton Field heat is being held on Sunday, November 13. For more details or to enter, email PREPARING FOR BATTLE: The Freeman Roofing team that will complete in the Bowater Top haydenb@sporttasman.org.nz or Team competition from left; Matu Huntley, Robyn Leonard, Matt Vernall, Tracey Barron, Leightcall Hayden on 923 2314. on King and Anthony Butzbach. Photo: Andrew Board.

NEWS IN BRIEF APPLEBY AND REDWOOD VALLEY PREPARE FOR PICNIC: Calling all residents of Appleby and Redwoods Valley, past and present. Planning and preparation is well underway for the annual community picnic to be held on Sunday 6 November at Rabbit Island and everyone with a connection to the area is invited to attend. Appleby School is well known as the ‘hub’ of the local community, but once children move on to intermediate and secondary schools, many families find they don’t have a lot of opportunity to meet up with other locals. This picnic provides a chance for everyone to catch up with friends, and even make some new ones. The picnic will be held in the Old Domain at Rabbit Island (signposts will be out) and the fun kicks off at 12.30 pm with the games starting from 1.15 pm. Bring your own picnic food, a rug and chairs. If you need any further information, call organiser Sue Davies on 544 9894. YES, THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN: Garin College’s Power Discs group have taken out the 2011 regional Young Enterprise Scheme Awards. They will take the next exciting business experience step by going to the Nationals in Wellington on December 1. In the top four list of the regional teams were also; Halan from Garin College, Fruit Cleakes and Totaranui Gold both from Golden Bay High. Power Discs is a high quality Frisbee for families and pet owners. It recently was chosen by BP to be sold at their South Island petrol stations

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Police target cellphone drivers in blitz Tasman drivers are getting worse at leaving their cellphone alone with figures released by police showing an increase in the amount of drivers caught using their cellphones from the year before. And police say they plan to target those drivers and people not wearing their seatbelt in a new campaign. The blitz is timed to coincide with the two year anniversary of the introduction of legislation banning mobile phone use while driving. The campaign is timed to remind drivers of the need to remain vigilant and not to slip back into the old habit of talking or

texting on cellphones while driving. The latest police figures show that drivers in most parts of New Zealand have changed their behaviour over the last two years, however, in Tasman Police District, which includes Marlborough, Nelson Bays and the West Coast, the number of drivers caught using cellphones has increased. From November 2009 until September 2010, offence notices were issued to 223 drivers in this district. In the current year, from November 2010 until September 2011, 269 offences have been detected. Tasman District acting road policing manager Sergeant Stu Wright says the result

Tina Yun, 18, and Hannah Lineham, 17, have been selected to perform at the Globe Theatre in London next June. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Off to see the Globe It was probably the most important six lines of her life. Whether she knew it at the time is another story. Hannah Lineham, 17, along with Tina Yun, 18, will be flying their way to London in June following the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production. Hannah, of Waimea College, and Tina, of Garin College, were originally chosen out of 5600 competitiors to perform in Wellington. Hannah’s performance only had six lines, but she says they were very important, after securing her seat to London. The pair were amongst 24 secondary students chosen to perform at the Globe Theatre in London, where they will engange in Shakespearen plays and get tutored by some of Britian’s biggest talents.

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was disappointing. “If we are continuing to catch more drivers using cellphones you’d have to draw the conclusion that drivers in this district haven’t taken the message seriously. People need to be aware that the legislation was introduced for their safety. Two years down the track there really is no excuse for failing to comply and police will be taking a very firm line,” Stu says. Although the rules allow the use of handsfree mobile phones, police recommended that drivers minimise the potential for distraction by switching phones off while driving, or pulling over to make or receive calls.

It is only legal to use a mobile phone to make, receive or end a call when driving if: the driver does not have to hold or manipulate the phone to do so (i.e. phone is completely voice activated), or the mobile phone is securely mounted to the vehicle and the driver manipulates the phone infrequently and briefly. The rule does not allow drivers to create, send, or read text messages under any circumstances. Police will also be checking to ensure all vehicle occupants are wearing safety belts. “These are two very simple things we can all do to make our journeys safer,” says Stu.


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Richmond man leads Rena oil clean up team A Richmond engineer has been leading the way for the Rena oil spill, organising clean up teams along some of the most affected beaches. A month ago the Rena container ship hit the Astrolabe reef in the Bay of Plenty, it has continued to leak oil since, which has washed up on the Bay’s beaches. The disaster has had national attention since day one and Tasman District Council engineer Dugald Ley says it was a huge learning experience being involved. Dugald, along with TDC colleagues Gra-

ham Caradus and Jeremy Butler, were dispatched to the area to help with the clean up process. Dugald was in charge of coordinating a clean-up of one of the worst affected beaches – Papamoa. He says he is thankful the spill did not happen in Tasman Bay but the clean up was tedious and painstaking. “We would go through, clean up a big area of beach and then watch the tide come in with the next lot [of oil] and we’d have to start all over again.” Dugald worked with members of the Army who scooped up the oil and put it in piles to be bagged WORLD-FIRST PROBIOTIC MINT FOR and collected by trucks. He NATURALLY HEALTHIER TEETH AND says the experience was one he was glad to do but was thankGUMS NOW AVAILABLE IN NZ. ful it wasn’t beaches on our It’s so easy to protect your oral health with coast that were affected. “I just one probiotic mint a day. don’t think a situation like that Oragenics Probiotics for Oral Care naturally would happen here but it is still supports healthier teeth and gums, fresher a shock to see it and obviously breath and a whiter smile. residents up there were pretty Backed by 25 years of clinical research, upset about it.” targeted probiotics give all day protection He says workers had to wear by crowding out harmful bacteria that can special suits and masks and had damage oral health. A healthy mouth is the gateway to a healthy body, protect it today with Oragenics! RRP $29.99 for a 30-day supply.

to go through a decontamination chamber at the end of each day. As well as working with the Army on his week-long mission, Dugald also worked with Iwi on Mount Manganui, where oil washed onto rocks. “It’s pretty scared area for them so we had to work carefully. Iwi were keen to get in and protect the area and clean it up as

quick as possible. It was certainly tougher getting the oil from the rocks and pools around the Mount than it was the beach,” he says. Dugald has prepared a presentation for his council colleagues and says the knowledge he picked up from the response will be beneficial to his region.

Above: TDC engineer Dugald Ley, left, with Australian workers flown in to help with the clean up. Left: Members of the Army clean up oil from the beach. This was the team Dugald was in charge of. On the sand dunes locals watch the Army work.

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Each week two photos from the museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in the Waimea Weekly with the goal of exposing the photographs to more people. Right: Mr & Mrs Stavert, Nelson Provincial Museum, Davis Collection: 8059. Below: Unnamed group of women, Nelson Provincial Museum, Kitching Collection: 317358 Do you recognise the people, the setting or an object? Email history@museumnp. org.nz with details.

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to Alexa who has operated it for a long time. We also discussed signage at the southern entrance to Wakefield, and for the McPherson walkways, which are both being updated. A working bee was planned by us to clean then paint the white bollards in the centre of the town, and this work has begun. We agreed to initiate discussions with the Waimea Weekly to establish a means by which Wakefield Businesses and Community Groups could best communicate with the residents. And so here we are, with our first edition of Window on Wakefield……We are now looking for a keen, capable volunteer for this task of collating the material. Contacts for the Wakefield Community Council are: Sonia Emerson ph 541 9005 Secretary, Rev. Allan Wasley, ph 5419622 Chairperson. If you have material for the next edition, please contact Sonia and the deadline for material is Friday 26th November. Special thanks to the local businesses that have supported this newsletter by placing advertising in it. 630 Youth The Wakefield Anglican Church has restarted it’s Youth Ministry. We have a new Leader and have returned to meeting every Friday evening at 6.30pm, finishing at 8.15pm, at the St John’s Worship Centre up the hill. The group is for intermediate school up to year 11, with fun games, discussions, food of course, and outings and movie night. Phone Hayden Stevenson 970 0777 for more information.

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Worship services St John’s church has a traditional 9am Communion service weekly, along with a 10.30am family service at the Worship Centre - ph 5418883 for details. The Methodist church, meet on alternate Sundays at 11am. Catholic Church Mass is at 8am Sundays. Wakefield School Twilight Gala This Friday night sees Wakefield come alive with the School Twilight Gala promising another fantastic evening of fun, excitement and entertainment with funds raised going towards the development of a Junior Playground to cater for roll growth and to ensure a positive transition to school. Bid on the wonderful silent auction items check them out at www.wakefield. school.nz/our-school/PTA . Bring along the family to dine on some fantastic local fare: pig on a spit, café and bar, ethnic food, BBQ, wild game, desserts, kids food & treats! Check out the fantastic stalls including baking, plants, produce, books, mystery bottle, white elephant, and toys. And enjoy fun for kids of all ages with the bouncy castle, mini digger, shooting gallery, pony rides, tractor and trailer rides, horizontal bungee, plate smashing, face painting, chocolate wheel, animal petting zoo, preschool fun park and entertainment by local band, Booby Trap! Wakefield Country Players Wakefield Country Players Juniors will perform Bad Jelly the Witch by Spike Milligan, adapted by Alannah

O’Sullivan on Saturday, November 5th at the Wakefield Village Hall. There will be two shows, one at 2pm and the next show at 7pm. All welcome. Door sales $5.00 per family. Once again the junior country players have been working on a show to give the local kids and kids from the Tapawera community the chance to tread the boards. We have two casts, some with kids who have never been on stage before and it has been exciting to see them grow in confidence. We have had fun and we hope people may enjoy watching the kids bring to life a great story. Country Players Performs The Mousetrap Finally you will not have to go to London’s West End to see Agatha Christie’s famous play ‘The Mousetrap’! This exciting ‘whodunnit’ opened in 1952 and has been running continuously since. It is the longest-running play in the world history of theatre and, is being offered to the amateur theatre for a limited period in celebration of its forthcoming 60th year. Country Players has managed to obtain the performing rights, and will be presenting it from November 25 to December 3. Audiences will again be able to enjoy a three course meal followed by this gripping, tale twisting thriller. Dinner theatres will be on November 25 and 26 and December 2 and 3. On Tuesday 29 Nov the audience are invited to bring their own refreshments and enjoy the

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WINDOW ON WAKEFIELD play. This will be an evening of delightful entertainment and is not to be missed. Tickets are limited, and may be booked by ringing Dixie on 5418862 or by emailing enquiries@ countryplayers.org.nz Wakefield Scout Group Wakefield Scout Group is a strong and vibrant group meeting in Wakefield, catering for Keas (ages 5-8), Cubs (8 to 10), Scouts (10 to 14) and the Venturers (14 to 18). We have dedicated Leaders who deliver the highest standard of leadership and activities - ask the kids - it is a fun and exciting group to be part of! We would like to acknowledge the parents/ caregivers who give their time freely such as Warren Solly and Kevin Edwards who have done fantastic work for us - thanks very much and we are greatly appreciative. Our upcoming AGM is Monday 7 November at 7.30 at the Wakefield Scout Hall, Treeton Place, Wakefield - all welcome. We would love to have parents/caregivers come along to have their say or find out more. For more information on the Scout Group please contact Angela Burke on 541 9223. Wakefield Craft Fair The annual Wakefield Craft Fair is now being planned for 2012. The fair will be held on Monday 2 January 2012 on the Wakefield Village Green and in the Wakefield Hall. We are now looking for stall holders from around the

Wakefield and Brightwater areas. Items must be of a handcrafted nature. If you would like any information, or to book a site, please phone Glenn and Leanne Turner on 541 8306. Wakefield School - Transition to School Meeting If your child is starting school in Term Four this year or in the first half of 2012 we would like to invite you to our transition to school meeting. It is an opportunity for you to meet parents of other children starting school, and hear ways you can help your child have a smooth transition to school. The meetings will take place in the school library on Wed 16 Nov from 7 – 8pm and Wed 23 Nov from 9-15 to 10am. If you have queries please do not hesitate to phone the school office, or email Melissa Campbell (Clifford Syndicate Leader) - melissa. campbell@wakefield.school.nz. WAY 2 Go Way2Go is a Tasman District Council initiative aiming to provide opportunities for the community to get active, and have fun while doing so. Currently, there are numerous activities available in Wakefield allowing people to make the ‘right choice, the active choice’. These activities are affordable and are a great way to meet new people. Way2Go Wakefield is pleased to introduce Vanessa Mairs in the position of Co-ordinator of this community initiative. Vanessa has valuable

Upcoming Events and Dates: Friday 4 November - Wakefield School Twilight Gala - 5.00pm - 7.30pm Saturday 5 November - Bad Jelly the Witch, Wakefield Country Players - 2.00pm & 7.00pm Saturday 5 November - Logger Sports Sunday 6 November - Steam Logging Day Monday 7 November - Wakefield Scout Group AGM - 7.30pm Monday 2 January - Wakefield Craft Fair Wednesday 16 November - Wakefield School Transition Meeting - 7.00pm - 8.00pm Wednesday 23 November - Wakefield School Transition Meeting - 9.15am - 10.00am

Diana Spittal and Alexa Langford are part of a group of rostered volunteers who open the Wakefield Library on Tuesdays from 10-30 to 11-30am and again on Fridays from 2-30 to 4pm. experience in the provision of community recreation due to her role as Way2Go Co-ordinator at Moutere Hills Community Centre. Vanessa is looking forward to meeting the local community and helping to co-ordinate quality recreational opportunities for Wakefield and the

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The local police officers throughout the Tasman district do a great job throughout the community, and here at the Waimea Weekly we’d like to help its residents look after those who look after us. There has been a recent restructuring of the police forces in the Nelson Bays area at the beginning of the year. Jenni Richardson is the acting area commander, a position previously held by Brian Mcgurk, and in this role she oversees the forces throughout the district. Five Senior Sergeants then take charge of more specific roles; John Price is the Operations

Urban Manager, Grant Andrews takes care of Operations Rural, Dave Gibson is the Tactical Coordinator, Stu Koefoed is the Risk Manager and Wayne McCoy is in charge of the Criminal Intelligence Bureau. They work together to ensure the community is looked after and the local officers can attend to all matters with the right level of response. In the Waimea region there are three police stations. Richmond station is located on Queen Street and has a 24 hour, 7 day-a-week staff. Wakefield station controls the area from Brightwater through to Korere

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Wakefield police, based at 9 Clifford Road, look after the area from Brightwater through to Korere Straight. part of the community, but the community needs well behaved; they were caught up in the games, to do its part to give them all the information and supporting the games, it was really good possible in order to catch criminals and keep our fun”. The time and dedication that the police district’s residents safe and crime free. have for their work is demonstrated through Coming into the holiday season, it’s the time the number of officers patrolling the fanzones when there are more cars on the motorways and and other events, but it is also a credit to the drivers are travelling longer distances. Craig community that there were no indiscretions Barker reminds drivers to be vigilant and drive worthy of mention, and overall the rugby fans safely; “the life you save might be your own”. were well behaved and just enjoying the spirit of The high speeds that are reached on the intercity the competition. roads lead to worse results if something should Residents of the Waimea area can trust in the happen, so it is important to be well rested and knowledge that they live in a relatively crime leave in plenty of time so as not to be in a hurry. free area, and they can thank the police and the A death on the roads doesn’t just affect the community for keeping it that way. The officers victim; it affects their family, friends, workmates are an integral part of the running of our society, and community. “A hundred people or more go keeping watch when things are quiet, and quick though the turmoil of the loss of life”. to respond when necessary. If someone calls up The Rugby World Cup events held throughout with a concern that turns out to be a false alarm, the district went off without a hitch, a credit to they are still vigilant, knowing that it is better the police force as well as the community. Craig safe than sorry, and they are fully trained and Barker related his experience; “Everyone got equipped to attend to matters if they are required caught up in it, everyone got really involved and at a grisly scene. enthusiastic about it. I spent some time working On behalf of the community Waimea Weekly in the Fan Zone in Motueka, it was a brilliantly would like to say thank you for the great work well run event, and had really good crowds. We that the local police do for our society, and were working, watching the game, chatting with through continual support we can assure that people. It was really cool, everyone was really our region will sustain a high standard of living.

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The ‘Boss’ returns

GUESS WHO’S BACK: Three time New Zealand Champion Craig Boote returned to the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway on the weekend. Photo: Blair Hall/Photoaction. He might have ended the night without a bonnet and just two wheels but Craig Boote certainly left his mark on the track, as he returned to the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway fulltime. The three-time New Zealand Champion took out heat two, following a fourth place in the opening race, before tangling with Ian Clayworth in the final race of the night. Craig says he was a little overawed by the car’s power, but is confident his fourth New Zealand title is well within his grasp. After all, Huntly – where the New Zealand Super Stock Championship is being held – is where “The Boss” claimed his second national title. But getting past current 1NZ Dale Ewers may be easier said

than done, according to Craig, who rates Nelson’s current crop of Super Stock drivers as the best in the country. “Once Dale gets past you or he’s in front of you, he’s just about near-impossible to catch. I’ve studied Dale’s driving and he’s far smoother and less aggressive than I am,” he says. “The pace in Nelson is the fastest in the country. If you can win, by no matter what margin, in Nelson, then you can win on any track in New Zealand.” Craig has only done 23 laps of Nelson’s Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway, but he has got plenty of time to get used to it before he tackles his second goal – winning the 2013 New Zealand Super Stock Championship in Nelson, with 1NZ on his body.

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GETTING IN THE SWING OF IT: Richmond’s Steffan James chips to the green in the New Zealand Police South Island Golf Championships held at Greenacres Golf Club during the the past three days. Grant Stewart from Christchurch hit a hole in one with his first shot of the day on Monday. Peter Jackson is top of the local players in the junior grade after Tuesday’s play. Photo: Blair Hall/Photoaction.


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Kelsey’s ready to stick it to the Aussies Phillip Rollo Already compared to by her coach as the next Anita Punt due to her blinding speed, Kelsey Smith will make her next similarity when she competes for her country in December. The 17 year-old Waimea College student was selected for the New Zealand Turf Tigers Academy squad, officially the New Zealand Under-18 hockey team. And Waimea College first XI coach Ross Birchfield says her exact playing style reminds him of current New Zealand international Anita, a former Waimea prodigy. “They’re rating her [Anita] as one of the fastest international hockey players in the world and Kelsey is in that mould. That’s what Anita was six, seven years ago; just playing for the college, showing a lot of speed and then just developing this game.”

Ross says Kelsey’s development has increased dramatically since the side was promoted into the local first division. “Competing against the best players in Nelson has improved her hockey skills no end,” he says. “She always had the amazing speed, now she’s sort of got the skill and the vision and all the things that go with the speed.” Kelsey says she was speechless when she got the news she had made the final 20-woman squad for the five match series against Australia in Canberra. She says she will spend the next couple of months working on her fitness, enabling an easier step up to the speed that comes with international hockey. “There’s going to be tonnes of fitness and tonnes of skill sessions. I just want to get more experience and see what it’s like playing at a level like that.”

Waimea College first XI hockey player Kelsey Smith has been selected in the New Zealand Under-18 hockey team for its five match series against Australia. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Unbeaten WTTU await Wanderers

Two of Tasman’s senior cricket clubs will come face-to-face this weekend, but despite being neighbouring sides, Waimea Toi Toi United skipper Jon Routhan says there’s definitely no rivalry between the Tigers and Wanderers. In fact, he says it’s the opposite. “We seem to get along better than most teams. We’re all pretty good mates,” says Jon. Robbies Bar & Bistro WTTU are the only undefeated side in the Car Company two-day competition after their win over Stoke-Nayland on the weekend, but due to innings points, they remain second on the table. In a major coup, WTTU will also welcome back former Central Districts batsmen Greg Hay for this game on Saturday, unless he gets the call up for WTTU skipper Jon Routhan in action during the team’s first grade cricket. victory over Stoke-Nayland on the weekend. WTTU face The local derby will be played at Ben Wanderers this Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Cooper Park on Saturday.

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Boxers claim gold They went to the national championship looking for gold, and they came back with exactly that. Fighting Fit Gym’s Gage Brown and Jordan Bowen, both 17, are the country’s top youth fighters for their weight division. Gage is now the first defending champion for Fighting Fit, after claiming the lightweight title, while Jordan took home the light heavyweight title. Coach Steve Mitchell says it’s “pretty cool”

having two national champions in the gym, but a self confessed harsh critic he admits he was still grumpy even after their gold medal wins. “I think they’d both admit they didn’t perform to their ultimate, but at the same time it’s great recognition for the hard work they’ve done in the gym. They both deserve it,” he says. Jordan improved on last year’s second place. Gage also received the accolade for best scientific fighter in the youth division.

Members of the winning Totaradale Golf Club with the Ryder Trophy.

Totaradale gets revenge After three years of dominance, Tasman’s grip on the Ryder Trophy is finally relinquished. Last weekend the annual two day tournament was contested between Totaradale and Tasman Golf Clubs. The aim of the weekend is to have a keenly contested competition, as well as developing a great social occasion between the two clubs. This year, fourty of the best golfers from the two clubs participated. Totaradale hosted Saturday’s play with the format being Canadian foursomes played in the morning, followed by the fourball

during the afternoon. Home course advantage prevailed in the morning round with Totaradale ahead by 7-3 at lunch. They strengthen their lead to be ahead 14-6 at the commencement of the first day’s play. The tournament then moved to Tasman’s course on Sunday for the singles match play, which again Totaradale won 11-9. Which made Totaradale the overall winners 25-15. Within the victorious team Bill Vercoe, Steve Cox and Murray Newport won all their three matches during the tournament.

New Zealand champions Gage Brown and Jordan Bowen, both 17. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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Athletics season begins with a bang

The Athletics Nelson Twilight Series began with a bang and ended with a flurry of top season-opening performances. Two of the Tasman’s premier athletes have already stamped their mark on the 2011/12 season and against the biggest number of competitors the sport has seen in years, at Saxton Oval on Friday night. Waimea College long jumper Brendon Barnett leaped out to 7.01m, his biggest opening season distance. Brendon says the focus now will be consistently jumping over the seven meter barrier, something he has struggled to do in his young career. “It’s pretty promising considering my jumps at the start of last season were about 6.20m,” he says. His jump was despite only training a small portion in the past weeks. “It’s probably the work I’ve been doing in the gym. I’m running a lot quicker than what I was last season and now I’ve got that strength to handle it off the board.”

Former Garin College student Craig Lautenslager out-sprinted early pace setter Cameron Murdoch, to finish the 1000m in 2min 34.99 seconds, a time that shaved 14 seconds off his previous time from the start of last season. His focus this season is putting in strong performances to attract interest from US colleges, and his sprint finish was encouraging, he says. “I got a big kick which I haven’t had for a long time.” Despite his strong start in the 1000m, Craig will be focussing on the 3000m and 5000m throughout the season. Other highlights on the night came from New Zealand’s fastest man over 200m and 400m, Alex Jordan. Alex blitzed the field in the 100m and 200m winning with times of 10.88 seconds and 21.46 seconds, both just fractions of his personal bests and again easily his fastest season opening performances. The next Twilight Series meet will be held at Saxton Oval this Friday night at 6pm.

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Draft Tasman Passenger Transport Plan 2012-2015 Released The Tasman Regional Passenger Transport Plan 2012-2015 is now available for public consultation. The purpose of the Draft Regional Passenger Transport Plan is to get feedback on passenger transport services, for example subsidy of the Total Mobility Scheme and the Late Late Bus in Tasman District. Your views will help guide the Regional Transport Committee’s decision-making prior to the final Passenger Transport Plan being adopted in January 2012. The proposals are contained in two documents: •

A summary which was included in 4 November 2011 issue of Newsline of Newsline was circulated to all households in the Tasman District.

The full document which outlines in greater detail the services the Council is intending to provide along with how they will be funded.

The above documents are available for viewing on Council’s website at www.tasman.govt.nz and during normal office hours at the following Tasman District Council offices:

Wakefield School Twilight Gala – A great family night out Friday 4 November 2011, 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm Wakefield School, Edward Street, Wakefield. Dine on some fantastic local fare: Pig on a Spit, Café and Bar, Ethnic Food, BBQ, Wild Game, Desserts, Kids Food & treats! Check out the fantastic stalls: Silent Auction, Plants, Baking, Produce, Books, Mystery Bottle, White Elephant, Toys. Fun for Kids of all ages: Bouncy Castle, Mini Digger, Shooting Gallery, Pony Rides, Tractor and Trailer Rides, Horizontal Bungee, Plate Smashing, Face Painting, Chocolate Wheel, Preschool Fun Park, Animal Petting Zoo! Plus enter the new competitions: Vegetable Creations, Cup Cake Decorating, Baby Photo. Funds raised will go towards the development of a Junior Playground to cater for roll growth and to ensure a positive transition to school. Please note the gala will run wet or fine!

Richmond Office, 189 Queen Street, Richmond

Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka

Nelson Growables Garden Fair

Takaka Office, 78 Commercial Street, Takaka

Murchison Office, 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison

Founders Park, Sunday 13 November 2011 Attention: Standholders! Places filling up fast. Contact us now: www.nelsongrowables.co.nz

And libraries: •

District Library, Queen Street, Richmond

Motueka Library, Pah Street, Motueka

Takaka Memorial Library, Junction Street, Takaka.

Rider Training – Learn how to be a better motorcycle and scooter rider

Submissions to the Draft Regional Passenger Transport Plan must be received by 10.00 am on Monday 5 December 2011. Please post to:

Saturday 3 December 2011 – Progressing Riders at a training venue

Submissions on Draft Regional Passenger Transport Plan 2012-2015

Saturday 11 February 2012 – Progressing Riders on road training

Tasman District Council

Sunday 12 February 2012 – Advanced Riders on road training

Private Bag 4

Sunday 4 December 2011 – Advanced Riders at a road training venue

Should submitters wish to also present their submissions to the Regional Transport Committee in person, submissions will be heard on Friday 16 December 2011.

Progressing Riders: for those just starting out, or without any formal training. Learn some practical techniques to keep yourself safe on the road. Advanced Riders: for those wanting a tune-up. This is a chance to brush up on your skills and fill any gaps in your knowledge. To enrol or find out more contact: Krista Hobday Ph. 03 543 8551, email: krista.hobday@tasman.govt.nz

Public Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on Electoral System

Get FOUND

On 11 August 2011, the Tasman District Council decided to retain the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system for the 2013 and 2016 local government triennial elections. This is the system that the Council has used in past elections for Council and community boards.

Are you looking for contacts for local clubs or groups? The best place to start is www.found.org.nz. This comprehensive database of contacts for community groups has been operating for 30 years, has over 1700 groups listed and had over one million visits to its website in 2010.

Richmond 7050 Or deliver to your local Tasman District Council office; or email to robyn.scherer@tasman.govt.nz Submission forms are available on Council’s website www.tasman.govt.nz

Notice is given under section 28 (1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that electors of the Tasman District Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next two triennial general elections (2013 and 2016) of the Tasman District Council. The choice is between the First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral systems. Unless a poll determines otherwise, the FPP electoral system will continue to be used for the Tasman District Council. A valid demand for a poll must be:

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

• made in writing; • signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Tasman District Council. This will require 1,690 elector signatures; • delivered to the office of the Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, 7020 by Tuesday 28 February 2012. Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he or she is qualified as an elector of the Tasman District Council. For further information, please phone Lloyd Kennedy, Electoral Officer Ph. 03 543 8434.

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

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

Commissioner Hearing (Tasman District Council) Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Monday 7 November 2011, 9.30 am. No public forum

Golden Bay Community Board Kahurangi Function Centre, 1552 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Tuesday 8 November 2011, 9.00 am. Public forum

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

Full Council Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 3 November 2011, 10.15 am. Public forum

Continuation of Commissioneer Hearing (Tasman District Council) Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Tuesday 8 November 2011, 9.30 am. No public forum

www.tasman.govt.nz all you need to know Feel free to contact us:

council meetings

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

Motueka Community Board Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka, Tuesday 8 November 2011, 4.00 pm. Public forum Corporate Services Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday 10 November 2011, 9.30 am. Public forum

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Dementia Care Course “Getting it Right”, A course for Caregivers working with People with Dementia. A12 hour course over 4 weeks on Wed 9.30am- 12.30pm during Nov ’11. There is a cost. For info call Alzheimers Nelson (03) 546 7702 Cancer Support Groups Prostate Cancer Support Group. Next meeting Thurs 3 Nov from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Broadgreen House, Nayland Road, Stoke. Pe Ian 03 547 3373 for info. Meditation Group for cancer patients & their carers every Tues at 10.30am at Fairfield House. Ph Cancer Society 03 539 3662 for info. Partners and Carers Support Group runs for five consecutive weeks. Ph the Cancer Society 03 539 3662 to register for the next group. Scrap metal drive Girl Guides jamboree fundraising We need unwanted stainless steel pots, pans, knives, forks etc aluminium, lawn mower bodies&motors, chainsaws,hotwater cylinders,copper waterpipes, lead water pipes,car batteries, etc. Call Josie 5442660 or John 0274 492 395 or 5457342 if you have questions. Secondary Schools’Team Sailing Induction Course For New Sailors: Sat 5 & Sun 6 Nov’11. Membership And Registration Enquiries: Richard@ Eberlein.Co.Nz (Nbytra Nelson Bays Youth Teams Racing Association). Website: www.nbytra.co.nz Parent Centre Workshop Taming Your Toddler, Tue 8 & Tue 14 Nov @ 7.30pm. Strategies to manage behaviour. Practical play ideas. Qualified speakers. $30 non-members $10 members. Ph Linda 544 9668 or sevencolours@xtra.co.nz Mind Adventure Day Come try a 1/2 day at One Day School on 7 Nov. AM & PM sessions; limited spaces by reservation. Specialized Gifted Education helps your bright child flourish! leanne. pressman@giftededucation.org.nz, 03-544-2788. REGULAR EVENTS Celebrate Recovery A support group for people with Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits (addictions) meets at the Centre 23A Salisbury Rd Richmond on Weds 7pm for 7-30pm. For info phone Bob & Jacquie 5380282 Table Tennis at Saxton Stadium Mondays & Fridays - 9am – noon. Weds - 7 - 9pm. Bats provided. Contact Stadium 5479479 or karen 5473005. www.tabletennisnelson.org.nz Choose To Lose, trying to lose weight, join us for support, weigh-in, coffee, chat with like minded people. Gold coin donation only. Every Thurs at The Centre, 23a Salisbury Rd, Richmond. Contact De Ross: 547 4717 or 027698872 LEARN to Speak with Confidence Let us motivate & encourage you to step outside your comfort zone & gain skills you need. Join Powertalk International -Waimea Club -meets inAnnesbrook twice a month. Ph Peggy 5390477 or Yvonne 5446350. www. powertalknelson1.wordpress.com Croquet at Richmond Welcome new members to Golf croquet Thurs & Sundays at 1pm. Assn croquet-Wed & Sat 10am. See you at Queen St. Opp. Club Waimea. Eleanor 5475424 Preschool Music N Motion Wakefield Methodist Church hall cnr Edward & Arrow Sts. Weekly during school terms 10 am. Morning tea. $2 per child, $3 for 2 or more children. Ph 544- 8394. Angie’s AquaFitness Calling all Big & Beautiful People. You can be Active & Healthier too. Move in comfort in water.Togs or Wear shorts & T-shirt if you prefer. Tues 10.45-11.45am, $6 Ngawhatu Pool , Stoke Call Angie 547 0198. Angie’s Awesome Aquafit Thursdays 6-7pm. Wonderful Water Workout. Be Active & Healthier. Start getting Fit for summer. Beginners to Advanced. Move in comfort.Togs or shorts & T-shirt. $6 Ngawhatu Pool , Stoke. Call Angie 547 0198. Stuttering Support If you stutter you are not alone. We are a selfhelp support group, of people who stutter of any age, who help each other. Meet fortnightly at 6.45 pm-8 pm 25 Maple Cres, Rhmd. Children u 13 with an adult. plse. No charge. www.speakeasynelson.org.nz or contact Neil Davis on 541-0727 or on 027 3526402 (txt if you want ) or email neild@xtra.co.nz

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

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

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

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