Page 1

Your community Newspaper l






Every Wednesday





Wednesday 8 December 2010

WTTU to face arch rival

Proud to be locally owned and operated


Ultrasound and Care Centre Locally owned and operated

P 23

P 20 P- 16 21 - 18

Water use now restricted as rivers dry up

Roses blooming good P4

Phillip Rollo Water restrictions have number. Jeff says people been implemented in should only water at night Waimea due to the constant time so they are not losing dry weather in the region. water to evaporation. FurStage one of the dry weath- ther instructions will be er task force is now in place imposed if the drought carafter water on the top parts ries on and the restrictions of Richmond ran out over may mean hand watering the weekend, with con- only, depending how long it sumption exceeding what stays dry. can be proJeff says TDC vided. is “very likely” R e s t r i c t i on s to go to stage more com- The Waimea River is two of the monly oc- already very low, and restrictions, cur in later there is no meaning- and there has December or been an indiful rain in sight. early January, cation stage but Tasman – Jeff Cuthbertson, TDC. three might District Counbe in place becil Utilities Asset Manager fore Christmas. Stage three Jeff Cuthbertson admits re- would require a 50 percent strictions should have been decrease in usage and reimposed as early as Novem- quire industries as well as ber. “The Waimea River is people at home to have realready very low, and there strictions in order to bring is no meaningful rain in the volume of consumption sight. So there’s not much down. we can do except restrict- With the Lee Valley damn ing,” he says. just an idea, there is no long The restrictions are down term solution to this probto handheld hosing only, lem. odd and even days of the “We just have to live with week depending on street what we have today.”

Waimea Intermediate Girls first-XI cricket team from left; Nicole Riky, Claudia Green, Catherine Evaga, Sarah Brophy, Geena Irvine, Olivia Lester (captain), Courtney Brown, Hannah Davenhill, Sami Jordan, Hannah Taylor, Tayla Brown, Absent Olivia Glass. Photo: Phillip Rollo

Waimea girls finish third in NZ Phillip Rollo The Waimea Intermediate girls firstXI are the third best cricket team in the country. A five-for from star bowler Claudia Green and a quick fire opening partnership from twins Courtney and Tayla Brown sealed Waimea Intermediate’s fate against Berkley Normal Middle School in the third/ fourth playoff. The girls competed at the Milo Shield final in Palmerston North for the top

four teams from around the country, after winning South Islands’. After a heavy eight-wicket defeat to Tawa Intermediate in the semi final, the girls fought back in the tournament to beat Berkley by 27 runs. Batting first Waimea reached 107/8. Hannah Davenhill admitted to being nervous, but says once they were out of final contention, the pressure was off and the rest of the girls rose to the occasion.

“Our first game was pretty hard against Tawa. We only got 40 runs, and they got over 120. We were all out in 10 overs. So we were pretty down,” she says. The girls all want to continue cricket on through college and hope to play for the White Ferns one day. With the White Ferns playing Australia at Saxton Oval later in the year, all the team is excited to watch their idols.

This Week

2 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

In regards to the Pike River mine tragedy, we asked people on the street whether they thought New Zealand mines should become opencast.

Jamie King-Turner.

Jerry Gale.

Lorrane Krammer.

Ken Todd.

“I think they should be. You’re risking lives going underground. But then it’s New Zealand’s greens, and we don’t really want to dig all that up.”

“I don’t think it’s a yes or no answer. You can’t risk lives, and you can’t ruin the scenery.”

“I’m not too sure. I’d probably prefer opencast. There’s less dangers and it’s much safer.”

I don’t think there’s much future in mining coal really. The Pike River one wouldn’t have been economical to opencast anyway.”

Mystery shoppers praise Mall retailers A recent mystery shopper exercise to test the levels of service, products and satisfaction given by local Richmond Mall retailers has come back with great results. Ten retailers achieved the top rating possible across the seven performance criteria, with another 21 retailers achieving scores in the 90’s. Over two thirds of the retailers achieved a score that was regarded by the company conducting the research as either “excellent” or “very good”. Richmond Mall manager David Hill was particularly glowing in his praise of the survey and the retailers, commenting that the recent emphasis many retailers had

Mowers Trailers Fertiliser Spreader Logsplitter Portable Yards Weed/Fertiliser Sprayer For more information call

Michael Cooper

027 726 9976 Bell Road, Teapot Valley, Brightwater

placed on customer service training through the Retail Institute was really paying dividends for their stores. Robbie Dyer from the New Zealand Retail Institute was an enthusiastic supporter of the survey and commented that a large number of retailers at Richmond Mall had undertaken training through the institute and a large number were represented in the “excellent” category. Robbie commented that those retailers that took up the offer of training were able to see tangible benefits within a very short space of time. David added that the most important data that came from the report – apart from the individual store results -- was the trend across the Mall showing an increase in customer service levels and a marked increase in “store and staff presentation”. This survey is done annually to track areas of improvement. Previous training and specialist support offered by the Mall includes visual merchandising, food trends and customer service training. The top retailers that achieved 100 percent were: Unichem Richmond Mall, Pizza Hut, Ambrosia, Cuts @ Once, Faith, Hardys Richmond Mall, Health 2000, Postie Plus, Powerstore and Ruby Tuesday.

I need a loving home


Is a female 10 month old Labrador/Greyhound X. Quiet, Sweet Natured and obedient. Bindie is fantastic with children and other dogs For more info and to find out about other dogs looking for a home, ph 0800 843 635 Or visit our website

Bikes line up for the 25th Ulysses Toy Run in Papps carpark in Richmond on Saturday morning.

Toy run roars through Richmond More than 450 bikers braved hot temperatures on the weekend for the 25th anniversary Ulysses Motorcycle Club’s annual toy run. Bikers arrived on all sorts of transport from trikes to scooters and even some on Harleys. With the gift of a toy to the Salvation Army

Christmas gift fund, all were on their way through Richmond to Nelson and the locals came out in numbers to look and cheer the bikers along. Spokesperson for the Ulysses Motorcycle Club Nan Ward says they were all very pleased with the turnout.

Christmas at Boutereys $20 OFF sober driver home minimum table of 4 - conditions apply


Offer Ends 30th December

To avoid disappointment book your Xmas party now !

2 5 1 Q U E E N S T R E E T R I C H M O N D N E L S O N R E S E R V A T I O N S T E L. 0 3 5 4 4 1 1 1 4 w w w .b o u t e r e y s .c o .n z

This Week

WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Where do the toys go? The Christmas Toy Appeal collects toy’s from all over the region and the campaign, run by Salvation Army, started on Saturday with the Ulysses Toy Run. But where to from there? Salvation Army’s Major Jill explains their journey to happy homes. “The gifts from the Ulysses toy run are put into bags and piled into the truck and taken back to the Salvation Army Centre. Once there the teams of elves get busy sorting the gifts into ages and categories. The aim is for the children to have a major gift and possibly a couple of stocking fillers. The families who receive these toys usually shop second hand all year so we aim to give the children a new gift. Used toys are set to one side and resorted. Where a soft toy looks like new but is ‘shop-soiled’ a small team take these toys home and introduce them to the washing machine. They are then dried and returned to the Gift Area. Other second hand toys are inspected for possible inclusion. Those excluded are either sorted for giving to agencies to use in their family rooms or put through our Family Stores at a very cheap price for families to purchase for their stocking fillers and also add funds for Community Ministries purchases. Over the days that follow the toy pile is added to from the radio and newspaper appeals as well as individuals coming in with their gifts. We contact all the agencies working with families and they make their lists and arrange an appointment to come and choose gifts for their children, which are then wrapped and delivered.





Trish Gray Richmond Ph: 544 6613

Helen Bush Nelson Ph: 548 7955


FREE Drape Making* NZ’s Top Colourplus Stores

4 McGlashen Ave, Richmond Ph: 544 6613

40 Vanguard St, Nelson (Countdown Carpark)

*Special conditions apply. See instore for details.

Brendan Doocey and Stanley Page, both of Richmond, with the Warehouse Kiwi at the Toy Run on Saturday. Warehouse presented more than $1500 worth of toys to the cause. This was from proceeds of plastic bag sales throughout the year from the Motueka branch. Through the whole toy appeal last year over 1000 children received gifts and the response from agencies has been that families were very grateful and overwhelmed by the generosity of the community.”


x ®

Mountain Bike Club is putting on a free Mountain Bike First Aid Course. The course is for 2 hours and will cover specific mountain bike injuries. It will be held at Triple One

Care Headquarters, 1 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke. 6.30 pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 15th December 2010. To book please phone 544 9180.

Ph: 548 7955


Barks Available Search and Rescue kept busy by mountain bikers Mulch Forest Floor , Pine Flake, Post Peel There has been a significant rise in Search and Rescue callouts to injured mountain bikers over the past 16 months. So to help, Triple One Care in partnership with the Nelson


Excellent for retaining moisture. Save on water and keep the garden growing.

(03) 547 5300 55 Saxton Road, Stoke

Phone us NOW!

This Week

4 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Brightwater prepares for glowing community event

Brightwater School students Gina Hill 7, Brooklyn Scott 7 and Mitchell Grant 6, fine tune their carol singing. Photo: Phillip Rollo

BY PUBLIC DEMAND For high quality and great value. Indoor and outdoor home furniture that’s made to last, be comfortable and complement your home, all under one roof.

25% OFF



Lynfords Exclusive brands

302 Queen St, Richmond (next to Noel Leeming) Ph: 541 0425



Call our office for details 544 9037

will be putting on items, but any one in the community brave enough can get up and have a sing-along. Brightwater School principal Gerald Baldwin says the students have been practicing away at school for the past weeks and are really looking forward to performing. “The kids have already had the school production this year and some of the choir members did Susan Prentice. So we’ve got quite a base of songs that they already know,” he says. Gerald says the event is great for the community to come together and take a break from their busy lifestyles. “Because life is so busy these days, people in the community can sit down with their neighbours and have a good yarn to them.”

Roses blooming good Bill Strawbridge says people who think the rose gardens around Richmond look even more spectacularly colourful at present than is usual in late Spring aren’t imagining it. “It’s been a very good year for roses,” says handyman/gardener of 11 years at Club Waimea, where the blooming rose gardens are as stunning as anywhere else in town. “We’ve had not-too-much rain which is an important factor and the colours are brilliant this season. We’re enjoying the first crop of blooms at present which are the biggest and often the lesser diseased crop. Proper pruning techniques will maximize the growth of new blooms.” The former freezing works butcher lost his wife beloved Margaret earlier this year but was pleased she greatly enjoyed their rose garden at home, which has about 50 rose bushes. “She wanted a rose garden for a long time and regrettably it took me about 20 years to get around to establishing it.” “Growing good roses is certainly something you need expert advice on but you do learn from your own failures and successes and experience all the time and what might work well for one gardener doesn’t always work as well for someone somewhere else. It’s always a chal- Bill Strawbridge with the roses at Club Waimea. lenge, but well worth the effort.” Photo: Craig Goodman.

Looking for a Christmas Function venue that has it all?

Proudly a family owned and operated business

Our photos are for sale

Get your santa hats and jingle bells ready for the Brightwater Carols by Glo-lite at Snowden’s Bush. The carols kick off at 5:30pm and go through until 9 this Saturday. The whole community is getting together for the event supported by the school, kindergarten, fire brigade and local church. Entry is just a gold coin donation with all proceeds going towards a much needed revamp of the BMX track. The event will feature singing, elves in costumes, and the main man himself Santa Claus. Families can bring a picnic tea, but food will also be for sale with the fire brigade running a sausage sizzle and the church doing coffee and drinks. The kindergarten, school and church




3 Salisbury Rd, Richmond

Christmas Day Lunch - Book Now! 12 noon - 2.30pm No fuss, No hassles, No dishes $70 members - $80 non members

345 Lower Queen Street, Richmond - Ph 543 9179

144 and 150 Rutherford Street, Nelson P 03 548 0568


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


Direct to you! $9,980 ToyoTa CoroLLa GL WaGon 2006 These are a very popular model in NZ with plenty of interior space and delivering good fuel economy. It is NZ new and has had 1 owner. This is powered by a 4 cylinder fuel injected 1800cc engine and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has a towbar, electric front windows, ABS brakes, 2 airbags, airconditioning and factory CD.

$8,980 ToyoTa CaMry aLTise 2004 This is a very clean and tidy car. Its interior is in very tidy condition and the cabin space would be comparable to a Commodore or Falcon. It has a peppy 2400cc engine and is automatic. It also has 4 airbags, ABS brakes, factory CD, electric windows and mirrors, airconditioning and a towbar. This has a chain driven engine not a cambelt.

$6,980 Hyundai GeTz 2006 If its great fuel economy that you are after then this is the car for you. It is NZ new and is 1 owner. It has a peppy 1400cc engine and is 5 speed manual. It also has 2 airbags, airconditioning, ABS brakes, CD, electric windows and mirrors. The interior is in immaculate condition. The paintwork is also very tidy.

$11,980 ToyoTa CaMry GL 2007 This Camry is NZ new and is 1 owner. It has been an ex lease company car. The interior is immaculate condition. This has an amazing amount of interior space and would be comparable to any Falcon or Commodore. It has a 2400cc engine and is 5 speed manual. It also has cruise control, 8 airbags, factory sound system airconditioning, electric windows and mirrors.

$11,980 Ford Courier XLT 2Wd 2001 Calling all tradesman or handymen as this is an ideal ute for you all. It is NZ new and seats 4 people. It has a peppy 2600cc petrol engine and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has a towbar, canopy with side opening doors, alloy wheels, central locking with an alarm, roofracks, electric windows and airconditioning.

Two great yards!

ToyoTa surF ssr-X 1992 Great value for money for a recreational 4WD wagon or a tow wagon for the impending Xmas holidays. It has a grunty 3.0ltr V6 engine and is auto. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has factory alloy wheels, running boards, nudge bar, electric windows and mirrors, airconditioning and a CD.

$13,980 ToyoTa supra 1996 A real eye catcher and something different from the norm. This Supra is 3000cc non turbo and is manual. The interior is very tidy. It also has CD, electric seats, electric windows and mirrors, climate airconditioning, 18” alloys, big boot spoiler, reversing camera and 2 airbags. The paintwork is also very tidy for its year and mileage.

$5,580 Mazda MX 5 roadster 1993 Well summer is all but here and this is the ideal time to be buying a convertible for yourself as a xmas prezzy. It’s 1600cc fuel injected and is 5 speed manual. This car has only had 1 NZ owner since being imported from Japan. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has CD, airconditioning, alloy wheels and boot spoiler. It comes with both a hard top and soft top. The cambelt was replaced at 130km.


suBaru ForesTer X20 2002 The first thing that impressed me about this car apart from its good looks was the amount of luggage space in the rear. It’s got a huge amount of space behind the rear seat. This has got a peppy 2000cc engine and is automatic and AWD. It also has factory alloys, electric windows and mirrors, tinted glass, CD, 2 airbags, climate airconditioning, half leather trim and a roof spoiler.

$8,980 nissan MaXiMa si 2004 An ever popular model in NZ. If its interior space to fit the family then take a good look at this as it compares to any Falcon or Commodore for interior room. It has a grunty 3500cc engine and is automatic. It also has factory alloy wheels, towbar, 2 airbags, CD, airconditioning, remote locking and ABS brakes.


Mazda BonGo 2004 An ideal family wagon or for those people wanting a van for extra space as well as some extra seating. This is a Mazda Friendee and seats 8 in plenty of comfort and space. It has a peppy 2000cc engine and is automatic. It also has Cd, airconditioning, tinted glass, electric windows and mirrors and ABS brakes. I will WOF and register it prior to delivery.

Mazda 6 GLX 2006 Come join the Mazda 6 revolution. These are an extremely popular car and here is why. It has a peppy 2000cc engine and is 6 speed manual. The interior has space comparable to a Falcon or Commodore. It also has 8 airbags, electric windows and mirrors, CD, airconditioning, remote central locking. It has been an ex lease vehicle and has been on a full service plan from new. It has just had a new WOF.

98 Mazda Familia 323 Hatch, Auto, Blue ..........................................$4,980 04 Mazda Bongo 8 Seater, Petrol, Auto, Silver ................................$11,480 05 Mitsubishi Lancer, 2005, 1500cc, Auto, Airbags ..........................$9,880 03 Toyota Ipsum, 7 Seater, 2400cc, Auto, Black ..............................$12,980 97 Commodore VT, V6, Alloys, Spoiler, Tints .....................................$6,980 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lorado, 4000cc, Auto, Alloys ....................$17,980 04 Subaru Legacy Wagon, 2000cc, Auto, Silver, A/C .......................$14,980 03 Mazda Premacy, 7 Seater, 2000cc, Auto, 2 to choose ................$11,980 05 Toyota Townace Van, 1800cc, 5 speed, Low Loading ..................$11,480 06 VW Golf R32, NZ New, Black, Manual ........................................$36,980 04 Toyota Corolla Allex, 5 Door, 1500cc, Auto, Airbags ...................$11,980 90 Nissan Terrano Diesel, Auto, Low Kms, A/C, Tidy .........................$4,980 01 Mitsubishi Lancer Wagon, 1800cc, Auto, Body Kit, Alloys ...........$8,980 04 Toyota Camry Altise, 2.4 Ltr, Auto, NZ New ..................................$8,980

isuzu Mu 1995

An ever popular model for recreational 4wd excursions or just a wagon for towing the boat. This has a 3100cc turbo diesel engine and is automatic. It has factory alloy wheels and manual freewheeling hubs, running boards, towbar, nudgebar, airconditioning, electric windows and mirrors. It has a very tidy interior. It has had the cambelt replaced at 100km. The tyres are near new condition.





HoLden CoMModore VT 1997 Its almost holiday time so if its time for a new car for towing the boat or caravan then here we go. It has a 3.8ltr V6 and is automatic. The interior is in very tidy condition apart from the seat covers showing some light wear. It also has remote central locking, 17” alloys, boot spoiler, airconditioning, factory stereo, 1 airbag and towbar.

$10,980 nissan WinGroad WaGon 2005 If it’s looks that sell a car then this shouldn’t last long. This Wingroad wagon is called a Rider and has a body kit, alloys and tints. The interior is in immaculate condition. It also has CD, climate airconditioning, 2 airbags, electric windows and mirrors. It’s powered by a fuel injected 1500cc engine and is automatic.

04 Mitsubishi Airtrek Sports Ghia, Black, Auto, Airbags..................$12,980 02 Toyota Caldina TZ Wagon, 1800cc, Body Kit, Alloys ...................$12,980 00 Honda Civic 5 Door, Auto, Alloys, Body Kit .................................. $8,750 03 Toyota Caldina TZ Wagon, 2000cc, Auto, Silver, Alloys ............. $12,980 03 Toyota Spacio, 5 dr, Auto, Blue, A/C, Airbags, Corolla .................$11,980 02 Subaru Legacy B Sport Wagon, 2000cc, Auto, Alloys ...................$9,980 05 Nissan Tiida, 5 dr, Silver & Black, Auto .......................................$12,980 99 Toyota Hilux SR5 4WD D/Cab, A/C, Canopy, NZ ..........................$13,980 98 Toyota Hilux 2WD Ute, 2.4 Petrol, Canopy, NZ .............................$6,980 00 Toyota Camry GL Wagon, 5 speed, NZ, White ...............................$4,980 02 Mitsubishi Challenger V6, NZ New.............................................$11,980 03 Ford Courier, 4WD, D/Cab, Diesel, Blue.......................................$14,980 04 Ford Falcon Ute, Hard Lid, Tow Bar, Low Kms .............................$12,980

144 & 150 Rutherford Street, Nelson

This Week

6 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


Queen Street Pharmacy

• A L L T H E F U N • A L L T H E PA R T I E S • A L L T H E G O O D T I M E S Joshua, James, Barbara and Emma Hurst enjoying the carols at Garden’s of the World.

with Craig Goodman

Chris and Chris Hogarth at Smugglers on Saturday night for the Smith’s City work do.

Richmond Athletic Club President Stu Reid, birthday boy Roy Oddy and Cam Reid.

Paul Granger, Robert Watson, Don Cole, Frank Langton and Alan Elvy enjoy a drink at Roy’s birthday. Debrah Griegg and Deirdre Marshall are all smiles at the carols.

Richmond Athletic Football Club stalwart Roy Oddy celebrated his 79th birthday at the club rooms. Family, friends and fellow Richmond old boys were there to share the moment with the legend. We had a camera there and at the Garin College Twilight Music show, Carols at Gardens of the World and work do’s from around the city. Staff parties are perfect for Out & About. So if you are in charge of organising your work function don’t forget to give us a call or send your photos through. The more the merrier. To get a photo on this page please call us on 544 9037.Or if you have photos you would like published, email them to

Phoebe Evans, Florence O’Connor and Mikhal Birch at Garin College. Dorothy Rennie, Margaret Murray, Margaret Anderson and Pam Balcombe .

The Powerstore team from left; Jamie Trafford, Rowan Irving, Cory Eggers. Bronwyn Ramsay and Stephanie Ashdown.

Jordan Yong, Whitney Allen, Steve Bignall, Trevor Thompson and Rick Gower at Roy Oddy’s birthday.

Lizzy Thin

Mineral Foundation

for skin you’ll fall in love with every day

Be one of the first to try Thin Lizzy Mineral Foundation and receive your gift valued at $40.00 absolutely free!

Queen St Pharmacy

215 Queen Street, Richmond

Ph: 03 543 9034


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


8 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

This Week

Students dig their spuds

Heyward Realty Ltd It’s getting close to holiday time... ... and I hope that you have something special planned for yourself, your family and your friends. Often it’s the simple things that we can get the most pleasure from, a laugh about old times, time shared with a friend, a day at the beach or river, or just taking it easy around home. If your home is for sale and you are going away then be sure to let us know where we can contact you. It would be a shame to lose a sale because we couldn’t get in touch with you. Our team will be on hand right through the Christmas break and our phones will be answered everyday. Buyers and vendors will receive the same great service from us all. Our office redevelopment is under way and by the end of March the skyline in Richmond will be forever changed. From 16th December, Trudy our Office Manager will be operating our administration centre from an office within the Richmond Recreation Centre Complex at 9 Cambridge Street, just across the driveway from our carpark entrance. We will make sure that our office has clear signage so that you will not have any difficulty finding us. The sales team will be out and about doing what they do best so feel free to call them at anytime. Our expanding business will require additional sales people. If you are contemplating a change then be sure to talk to us. We are different and our difference is a success story that you could be part of. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Lydia Heyward

Merry Christmas from the Heyward Realty Team.

Big ones, small ones, even oddly shaped ones. Room 7 of Henley School went out to Garden’s of the World and dug out the potatoes they had planted three months ago. The idea of planting potatoes came about when another teacher at Henley School had gotten her students to plant them in buckets. But Room 7’s teacher Kathy Ferguson thought it was a better idea to come out to the gardens in Hope and plant them. “My children got wind of it, and wanted to do what her class was doing,” says Kathy. Throughout the past three months, a group of five or six students had looked after the potatoes every three weeks. “It gave the children an opportunity to come out to Garden’s of the World and to follow the process of how a simple basic vegetable is grown. These kids have actually learnt that there’s a bit more too it.” Thanks to Francis Day who helped the students plant the potatoes, there was huge smiles as kids rushed to see what the end result was. Kathy even got the students to have a competition as to which was the biggest, smallest, longest and most bizarre looking potato. Nathan Black dug out a whopping 360 gram potato, easily the biggest in the class. But he was a bit surprised that his was the biggest. “I’m pretty amazed. My plant was originally the smallest and I thought there was nothing on it,” he says. Although Nathan was probably more excited to go home and eat it, he said he enjoyed the experience of growing his own vegetables. Other students had even gone home to teach their parents how to grow them. Kathy says they could not have done it without

Nathan Black, 11, with his whopping 360 gram potato. Photo: Phillip Rollo. Francis’ help and she hopes to get the opportunity to plant more vegetables next year. “The kids loved it. They’re usually not this boisterous.” Some of the potatoes were allowed to be taken home, while one each was donated to the school formal.

Richmond Probus goes west Forty four Richmond Probus Club members and others enjoyed a bus to Karamea. The first day was spent inspecting the massive open cast Stockton coal mine complex owned by Solid Energy. Fred McKee says, “We all donned high-glow

jackets and hard hats, boarded massive unimogs and climbed the 2000 foot mountain to the ridgetop mines. “We were carefully shepherded by guides up to the coal seam where the trucks worth $1.5m are capable of carrying loads of 110 tonnes at a time.” The next day the tourists did the 50 minute walk through the fabulous nikau palms at the start of the Heaphy Track, before some of the party went to the spectacular and unique Arches. Fred says, “The very comfortable ‘Last Resort’ GET IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS in Karamea turned out to be just that as it is probably the only place capable of accommoFor all your dating our bus load. boat covers “Huge whitebait fritters (can only be made by & upholstery West Coasters) were on the breakfast menu. Call us for a All together this was an amazing trip organised Free Quote meticulously by Richmond Probus member Ross Borlase and his wife Helen.” Unit 4, 72 Oxford St, Richmond Ph/Fax: 544 6352

Learn to Ride Licensed Real Estate Salespeople (REAA 2008)

Amanda Inglis (Motueka Sales) 021 754 826 Wendy Pearson 021 567 722 Lydia Heyward 0274 328 532 Sue Trew 027 230 1328 & Del Trew 027 230 1327

Ph (03) 544 5488

HEYWARD REALTY LIMITED Licensed Real Estate Agents (REAA 2008)

253 Queen St, Richmond, Nelson

Book yourself or your children in now to experience the enjoyment of horse riding. Safe country setting with superb ponies and horses to suit your every need.

Call now for more information

Ph: 542 4108

Email: Payment options available


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


10 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

This Week

Garin Bands light up Twilight show Peasants of Eden rocked out in to the sunset at the Garin College Twilight Music show. The electric combination between lead singers Georgia Nott and Abbey Phillips echoed throughout the school to send off the event in style. The Smokefree Rockquest national runner’s up headlined the evening dedicated to music at Garin College. Other bands included I.G.I Friday, Moon Prophets, Roman Birch, Stone Chrome, and even the Parents of Eden made a special cameo appearance on stage.

Your favourite butchery has moved premises. Westmeat has shifted from its old site to a new one right across the road. Westmeat is now on the corner of McGlashen Ave and McIndoe Pl and has a new massive car park. Above is butcher Ron Tasker and manager Kevin Krammer outside the attractive new store. The new space gives the Westmeat team more room to service its massive wholesale and retail customer base.

TOP SERVICE! TOP PARTS! Call in and see the good buggers at BMTT

We service ALL makes and ALL models of Tractors, Trucks and Farm Machinery, at the best prices, in our full diesel workshop facility. Our qualified technicians are always available with our 24 hr callout service. Our modern Parts department is connected via computer to most other dealers and suppliers in NZ, offering fast turnaround on that hard to find part. We stock a large range of filters and oils. With access to regular import shipments, we offer parts for ALL makes and ALL models, and for all ages. We stock a wide range of Tractors and Agricultural Equipment and can source just the gear you need.

Caleb Nott performs for Peasants of Eden. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

NZ-made furniture shop now open In a move that Lindsay Thomason describes as “pure response” his popular furniture company Lynfords has opened a branch in Queen St Richmond. “We have been looking after Nelson customers from our established Blenheim branch for some years now so we decided it was time to open up a local shop” he says. A big supplier of high quality Danske Mobler, Eden Outdoor furniture and the famous Stressless brand as well as Bos, Lindsay has bought the huge range with him and is looking forward to showing local customers around this range.

Barbecue party at your place?

Get your patio looking great in no time! Call us. ’s) (Sor r y, no BBQ

“One of the big positives is that this furniture, is in the most part, is still made right here in New Zealand so therefore the quality of the build and the components matches our conditions. And most people are surprised at the low cost of the range,” says Lindsay. “Most of this stuff does and will last a lifetime”. The Danske Mobler range goes from traditional to quite funky in its styles and design. The new family owned and operated shop is next to Noel Leemings and is open 6 days a week with a “20 percent off selected items” opening sale.

Welcome to


Sleepers - Compost - Bark - Topsoil Crushed Shell - Landscape Rocks - Sand Fertiliser & much, much more!

Ph: 547 4777 59 Saxton Road, Stoke

Whiteware need servicing? Call the friendly professionals at OLDRIDGE ELECTRICAL



OPEN 10am - 5pm daily 52 Lansdowne Road, Appleby

Ph 544 6500

(only 5 mins drive from Richmond or 20 mins drive from Nelson)

MAIN ROAD APPLEBY PH: 544 5723 A/H: 027 285 7421 OPEN SAT 9 - NOON

Check out our website to see what other brands we can service

PHONE 547 6904


Closed Christmas & Boxing Day, 1 January


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


This Week

12 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Caregivers graduate with flying colours

Three of Ernest Rutherford’s care-givers who graduated last week, they are from left; Jill Hague, Karen Whiti, Angela Manners. Photo: Phillip Rollo.


Fourteen Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village staff were treated to a local “graduation” last week. The staff completed Ryman Foundation Programme course and to recognise their achievements and congratulate them Ernest Rutherford held a graduation day. Participating in the Foundations Programme earns care-givers an NZQA recognised Level 2 qualification, the National Certificate in Community Support. “We are delighted so many of our staff have taken part with such outstand-

ing results,” says village manager Caro Bartlett. “We have a highly regarded and enthusiastic care team that has worked extremely hard to achieve this qualification.” This means Ernest Rutherford can guarantee that every member of the caring team has a minimum of a Level 2 qualification. Now that the carers have completed their Level 2 qualification they will go on and complete both national level 3 qualifications through participation in the Aged Care Education work-based training programme.

Term Investment

50 % . PER ANNUM*


Money invested with NBS stays right here. It doesn’t leave town. More than 90% of our loans are secured by registered first mortgages over real property. So, you can sleep soundly at night whilst earning top on-call and term investment returns. It’s nothing new really. And it doesn’t need to be. Come in and talk to us about what you want.

207 QUEEN STREET. RICHMOND. 03 543 9391

*Rate current at 06/1210 and is subject to change. A Prospectus & Disclosure Statement is available upon request, free of charge from any NBS Branch. NBS is not a Registered Bank. Minimum deposit $5,000.00.

Ranzau gymnasts who took part in a primary school competition in Nelson last month from left; Kayla Clarke, 10, Jessica Stock, 10, Sophie Osborne, 10, Ashleigh Sumner, 10, and Ollie Franklin, 9. Photo: Craig Goodman.

Ranzau students jump towards front of the pack Ranzau School students in years four through to six competed at the inter-school gymnastics competition held annually at the Mosey Grayson Memorial Stadium in Nelson. Ollie Franklin and the Level One girl’s team were

the standouts on the day. Both finished in first place while Zoe Jensen finished third. The students were very motivated, practicing at morning tea and lunchtimes as well as performing for the school prior to competition.

Great food, Fine drinks, Fabulous atmosphere.


for your Chistmas Function

Sundial Square, Richmond

See our exciting


at Ph (03) 544 2248

This Week

WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


Healthy heart award for Richmond early learning centre ing hosted by NMDHB early childhood health promoter Anne Price and a shared healthy breakfast with parents to celebrate Matariki (Maori New Year).” In presenting the award Mark Dunn of Heart Foundation says “We looked at all sorts of things including the provision of food at the centre. Richmond Early Learning ticked all the boxes and following our assessment we From left Richmond Early Learning children with their fresh fruit platters, Mathew Neuman, Caitlin had no hesitation in making this Newport, Lucy Smith and Carl Quinn, all 4 years, with teacher Rebekah Cook and Mark Dunn from Heart Foundation. award.”

Just a thought ‘Let’s spare a thought for the Pike River miners and their families.’ Perhaps you have heard this suggestion as I have a number of times in the past week. People with any religious faith or none will, I’m sure, feel comfortable with responding to this sentiment. ‘Sparing a thought’ links us in our comDavid Gruschow mon humanity with Parish Priest these people who are mourning the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. death of miners who are family members, neighbours, fellow citizens. It binds us with a sense of solidarity with those who are suffering. It is something that we can do when there may not seem any other way to respond to tragedy. Tragedy is something we all come across at times in our lives. It can take many forms and people like myself who are in Christian ministry and those in helping professions come across it often. Not only people dying before their time, but also relationships breaking, chronic illness, injuries that never quite heal, financial distress…the list is extensive. What is the best way to respond, to reach out to the people affected? Early on in my ministry I came to realise that it was not so much what I said on such occasions that was valued, but rather just my being there with the people concerned. Indeed I often did not know what to say – for I thought that anything I said would seem to be shallow, trite. Just sitting with the person in supportive silence, or sharing a prayer…these seemed to be helpful. In the days and weeks to come ways we may be able to reach out to and assist the miners’ families may be suggested to us. In the meantime, with the rest of our country, our hearts and thoughts go out to them. Christians will also hold them up in prayer asking God for comfort, consolation, healing, peace. In so doing, we are also asking God for these ourselves so that we may appreciate anew our loved ones, our neighbours, our fellow citizens – not just after they have died, but also while they are here on earth with us.

Race into the FreshChoice

· Lots of extra Christmas savings · Fantastic prizes and giveaways

Thursday 9th December from 3pm

· Delicious food tastings and demonstrations · Great fun for the whole family

Sweet Juicy Strawberries

Signature Range Frozen Whole Chicken Limit 4







Dead Good Pilsner/IPA 1.25L



Pestell’s Streaky Bacon 250g










New Season Hawkes Bay Apricots


No 16


Available at FreshChoice Nelson City and Richmond.

Spinyback Range 750ml


$ Available at FreshChoice Nelson City and Richmond.

Prices apply from Wednesday 8th December to Sunday 12th December 2010, or while stocks last.

Trade not supplied. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits specified apply per customer per day. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Product range may vary from store to store. Proprietary brands not for resale. Customer Support Freephone 0800 40 40 40. FreshChoice Richmond, 216 Queen Street, Richmond, Phone (03) 544 8299, Open 7am - 9pm, 7 days.




Available at FreshChoice Nelson City and Richmond.

Next week’s specials available to view from 12 noon each Sunday @ oic i e ic


Promotion of good nutrition and teaching the importance of physical activity has earned Richmond Early Learning a Healthy Heart Award by National Heart Foundation. Early childhood teacher Rebekah Cook, who was managed the programme says, “We documented everything we did to raise awareness of promoting healthy lifestyles among our member families, including running a parent information even-

This Week

14 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

TDC offically opens Wakefield reservoir The Tasman District Council officially opened the new Wakefield Reservoir last week, despite the majority of the completion concluding in May. The second reservoir provides for additional storage of 750m3 and will secure sufficient storage for future requirements. Urban areas of Wakefield will enjoy the water supply while it will also provide for rural extensions of Pigeon Valley, as well as Main Rd South, and Main Rd North, Spring Grove.

TDC engineering manager Peter Thomson says that the reservoir was a must for a growing area like Wakefield. And that it is important to provide good quality and security of supply to those in the region. “It’s a suitably sized reservoir and provides for future growth and current demand,” he says. In 2004 the council indentified that the Wakefield water supply scheme had insufficient storage to meet current and future demands.

a problem with the service until it doesn’t work. People just expect the water to keep coming out of their taps.” Council also plans to upgrade the water treatment facility and has successfully secured an additional source of water from a series of bores at Spring Grove to augment the current Wakefield water supply. Peter also says that in the future the region will need extra water containers, so this is a huge step towards upgrading the town water supply.

Carols bring Christmas spirit to life

Your local stockists of NZ’s own charms (including Greenstone)

Shop 29 Richmond Mall

Ph: 544 2457


Currently water is supplied from an infiltration gallery that directed water from the Wai-iti River into a holding well west of the fire station. The water was then treated and pumped to the reservoirs off Edward St. Storage volume was only 450m3 per day. Another new feature is a link main that connects the Wakefield and Brightwater water systems via the old railway reserve. The response has been positive, although fairly low key. “People don’t realise there’s


Our photos $ are for sale Call our office for details 544 9037


3 Salisbury Rd, Richmond

Singing carols in the sun at the picturesque Gardens of the World could not have been any better. The evening kicked off to the Nelson Jazz Club big band, with music echoing through the beautiful surroundings. This was the first time the carols had featured at the Gardens of the World, and owner Francis Day is keen for the event to be an annual occurrence. Even the ducks from the pond behind the stage waddled over to see what was going on. There were smiles everywhere, although not everyone was keen for a sing along until later in the evening. Barb and Bridie Borland at the Gardens of the World Kids were enjoying themselves on the Carols on Sunday. Photo: Phillip Rollo. bouncy castle, while parents snacked on treats on the mound surrounding landscape between acts. the venue. With the event pulling in hundreds of people, Participants were also keen to check out the there is no doubting this could become one of garden and could walk around the beautiful the major carol services in the region.

Come and see Tasman Satellite Services for all your Digital Television Solutions Strong or Telray Free to Air Decoder

Fully installed – includes Satellite Dish, Mount and Cabling


Strong or Telray Decoders also available separately

X-Ray Remote Satellite Sales and Installation Audio Visual Plan and Design Pre Cabling New Homes and Businesses Set Up and Tune in of TV’s Custom Cables

Allows your remote to control equipment anywhere inside or outside your house Sends signals through walls with a 30 metre range


Tasman Satellite Services Ltd 14 Elms Street, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Nelson Phone: 03 544 0473 Email: Showroom open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 2pm. After Hours by appointment Eftpos and Credit Card accepted


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Shop ‘n’ Win





for X



dvanced utomotive

All mechanical repairs & maintenance

12 Cargill Place, Richmond

Ph: 544 1212

Queen St Pharmacy 215 Queen St, Richmond Ph:03 543 9034

Paint, Wallpaper & Drapes

4 McGlashen Ave, Richmond 269 Queen St, Richmond Ph: 03 544 2112 Opposite the Library

Ph: 544 6613

MADE FOR MEN Sundial Square, Richmond PH: 541 0578


Open 7am - 11pm Daily

Queen St

Fruit & Vege Domino’s Ph: 544 2633

Open: Mon - Fri 8.30 - 6.00, Sat 9.00 - 1.00

Richmond’s no.1 liquor store 181 Queen Street

Ph: 541 0190

WESTMEAT 20 McGlashen Ave, Richmond Ph. 03 544 6137

Copper Frog

Cnr Gladstone Rd and Queen St Richmond

0800 30 40 50

Ph 03 544 0926

327 Queen Street

Full Workshop Facilities Clothing & Accessories 301 Queen St, Richmond

213 Queen St

Ph: 03 544 7166

Ph: 544 8290



237 Queen St, Richmond Ph:544 8621


38 Oxford St, Richmond

PH: 544 7575

when you want to stop

13 McGlashen Ave, Richmond

PH: 544 1660




Cnr Queen St & Gladstone Rd, Richmond Ph: 544 7289 Open 7 days FRom 8am

Ph: 544 4229


246 Queen St, Richmond

In the Heart of Richmond 161 Salisbury Road, Richmond

Gallery & Gifts

Sundial Square, Richmond

227 Queen St & Warring Carpark Ph: 544 4244


205A Queen St, Richmond Ph: 543 9953

219 Queen St, Richmond

Healthy Living, Healthy Lifestyle

249 Queen St, Richmond Ph 543 9977

$25 WOF

20 Oxford St Richmond Ph: 544 9500

Gifts for every man in your life

Sundial Square, Richmond Ph: 544 0675

Ph: 543 9755

McShane Road, Richmond Ph: 544 4977

...The pick of the bunch

245 Queen Street, Richmond

7 McGlashen Ave

Ph: 544 6116

276a Queen Street, Richmond

Ph:544 4280

Ph: 544 7292


16 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Christmas in

Wakefield Thanks for shopping at

WAKEFIELD TRADING We look forward to helping you with your pet and livestock requirements in 2011

Don’t be cau out next wint

Wakefield Auto Services Ltd 67 Whitby Road, Wakefield

Wakefield Firew

Be prepared for your Christmas travel

Delivering wood all through th

Ph: 021 245 05

Have your vehicle checked by our friendly technicians

BOOK NOW PH: 03 541 8121 Drop off a gift under our Christmas Tree and help kids in need. In conjunction with The Salvation Army

For ALL your fuel and motoring needs

Open: Mon - Thurs 7.00-6.30 Fri - 7.00-7.00 Sat - Sun 8.00-6.30

Ph: 541 8415

60 Whitby Rd, Wakefield

Closed: 29, 30, 31 December 2010 and 5, 6, 7 January 2011

24/7 Fuel

Many th all our cust their support Book now and l this Chri

Spring Grove Service Station and Workshop

Now stocking

SWAP’N’GO ® 9kg Gas Cylinders

Merry Christmas

Main Rd North Ph: 541 8444 Wakefield, Nelson Fax: 541 8445 Email:

Pies The best Meat in the world! Hand-made, big and meaty and a great range of flavours Coffee - Filled Rolls - Cakes - Drinks 12 Clifford Rd, Wakefield Ph: 541 9787

Open 7 Days

6A Edward St

Ph 541

ught ter!


he holidays


hanks to tomers for t this year. look your best istmas.

t, Wakefield

1 8312


Great to give Great to receive

Available at The Bakery and other great retailers Phone: 541 9789

David & Rita

Bell From Wakefield we currently export to Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Richmond


concrete CARTER & SON’S

Merry Christmas Thank you Wakefield residents for your business in 2010. Have a wonderful Christmas.



WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010 17



Wishing all our clients a very Merry Christmas

0275 811 621

Thinking of Selling?

Jo and the team at Wakefield Pharmacy wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Come and see our new giftware selection Free Gift Wrapping

Or just curious about the market value of your home? Call me - Our Flexible Commission will help you get the most from your Sale.


Every $35 spent on gifts puts you in the draw to win this fabulous Outdoor Furniture

Wendy Pearson 021 567 722 541 8778 (A/hrs) Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (REAA 2008)

Wakefield Pharmacy

Edward Street, Wakefield

Ph: 541 8418

Ph (03) 544 5488 HEYWARD REALTY LIMITED Licensed Real Estate Agents (REAA 2008)

253 Queen St, Richmond, Nelson


18 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Saint Paul’s School “You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky”



Front Load Bins Commercial and Industrial only

Environmental commitment - world class capability

Open Top Bins

Handicarts 240Lt & 140Lt

548 1166 74b Vanguard Street, Nelson

All 220 St Paul’s students performed in the first ever school production, ‘The Chimpanzees of Happy Town’ There is no doubt about it – St Paul’s Catholic ‘Chimpanzees of Happy-town’. Each of the School is a special place, and as 2010 draws to 220 school students, from new entrants through a close it is time to reflect on what has been to senior students, performed in the production, another exciting and eventful year for the working together to create an exciting and entertaining show. school community. Saint Paul’s is privileged to have a fabulous Another first for St Paul’s Catholic School has team who work really hard to provide the been the production of the school Yearbook. best opportunities for students and families. The senior school students have undertaken This team includes the dedicated teachers the mammoth task of writing articles, collating and support staff at the school and also the information and taking photos and then putting parents of students, who serve on the Board them together in the yearbook. “They have done of Trustees, help with organising social events a brilliant job, providing a permanent record and fundraisers, provide coaching in sports and of the wonderful achievements accomplished cultural activities and regularly provide help in 2010. The yearbook has been completed when required for various activities such as and is currently at the printers,” says St Paul’s Principal, John Dorman. “We’ve seen the draft school trips, camps and sports tournaments. For the first time ever, Saint Paul’s has put copies and it is fantastic. All of our senior on a school production – the very successful students have worked hard to get this book

Fico are pleased to help St. Pauls School afford the best in learning technology.

major sponsor of

We believe in Value, Quality, Reliability & Integrity.

- Design & Build - New Homes - Architectural - Additions/Alterations - School Buildings - Commercial

Fico Leasing makes renting the best technology affordable now House of the Year Supreme Award Winner 2007

44a Beach Road, Richmond Ph: 544 5669 Fax: 544 4750


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Saint Paul’s School


63 Salisbury Road, Richmond Ph 544 2243

“You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky”

town’. To experience 220 students working together to support each other in roles both large and small was inspirational for all those who attended. Especially pleasing was their composure and understanding of the theatre experience at a moment when it all went wrong. For all 220 children to pick up and carry on without a Susannah Fisk, Eliza McCambridge-Dax, Finn Glover and William Hannah break to the action says it all. prepare and enjoy a nutritious breakfast in their Technology Class I thank God every day completed to such a professional standard. It has for the wonderful community gifted to me to taken a lot of time and effort and they should be serve. I am confident that Saint Paul’s will grow proud of what they have achieved.” from strength to strength in the coming years. Year 8 students at St Paul’s are preparing to leave John Dorman, Principal. the school, heading off to college to embark on Any families interested in enrolling their children their secondary school education. “It is a tribute at St Paul’s are encouraged to visit the school, to the school that they are such a capable bunch by prior arrangement, and see how great it is for of well adjusted children. It’s always sad to themselves. The best time for you to do this is see them go, but we say goodbye with a huge during school hours and a mutually convenient amount of pride in all they have achieved here time can be arranged by telephoning the school at St Paul’s,” says John. on 544 2243. Principal’s Comment St Paul’s Catholic School is a special place. There is a warm spirit of togetherness that I have not experienced at the eight other schools I have worked at during my career. It is so quickly wheelchairs obvious to visitors and prospective parents and is often remarked on. While this is a reflection mobility scooters of our students it is also a testament to the Saint walker/canes Paul’s staff who work tirelessly to bring out the best in the children in their care. electric beds St Paul’s has a history of being the David Keep mobile over the holidays and hoist against the Goliath of much larger schools in Book your lift assist chairs our district. That we compete and often triumph Rental Equipment in sports is further evidence of that team spirit NOW! bathroom and its power. solutions This is seen everyday in the school as a spirit of compassion and empathy for others and is best incontinence products expressed by our children in their unguarded moments. I see it when the older children support daily living aids and nurture others and when children celebrate Sales - Service - Rentals product their successes in academic, sports and cultural Home Healthcare Equipment and Mobility Products events with genuine pleasure. 2010 cannot be reviewed without acknowledging ph: 03 544 7717 the success of ‘The Chimpanzees of Happy- Visit our showroom at: Cnr McGlashen Ave & Croucher St, Richmond, Nelson


Since 1962. Taxis you can trust.

Proud to be the nominated service provider to St Paul’s

Seasons Greetings

A Treasure Trove of Christmas Gift Ideas

Proud printers of St Paul’s and Garin Yearbooks - Design - Digital Print & Copy - Stationery - Photos to Canvas - Leaflets & Flyers - Plan Printing - Greeting Cards - Calendars - Laminating - Binding - Banners - Business Cards - Posters

Book Printing Specialists

Proud supporter of St Paul’s School

Queen St Pharmacy 215 Queen Street, Richmond

Ph: 03 543 9034


20 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Ultrasound and Care Centre Locally owned and operated

31 Oxford Street, Richmond Ph 03 541 0050

The Koru Ultrasound and Care Centre practice in central Richmond opens in December 2010 to become New Zealand’s first combined diagnostic ultrasound imaging practice and care centre incorporating natural therapies. Koru was borne out of the shared desire of 4 McGlashen Ave, 40 Vanguard St, Nelson its founders to deliver (Countdown Carpark) Richmond NZ’s Top Colourplus Stores ultrasound imaging with a Ph: 548 7955 Ph: 544 6613 patient-centred approach to service. To this end, Koru’s contemporary custom-built premises utilise modern imaging equipment whilst also providing en-suite on the opening of ultrasound viewing facilities those wishing to bring Koru’s co-founding specialists Alyson Hobbs and Hugh Parker Koru Ultrasound and Care Centre for children, family members or friends with them. Also, Koru understands accumulated over 20 years of medical imaging from the people who helped that in today’s modern world, facilities such as experience. As such, Koru’s ultrasound service evening & weekend opening hours, free parking, can provide a whole range of diagnostic imaging make this place and optional male or female specialists are just for you. Better yet, many patients will receive some of the choices that patients or clients would their scan completely free of charge, courtesy like. Koru has made a point of listening to these of the ACC, Government funding or their own Medical Insurance. wishes, and providing for them. In stylishly refurbished premises, providing Most people will already be aware that ultrasound a relaxed day-spa like environment, Koru is utilised very commonly for assessing babies offers a high quality diagnostic ultrasound during pregnancy, but it has many others uses too. imaging service for a wide variety of medical Ultrasound imaging can assess almost all areas of conditions. In addition, Koru offers traditional the body, including most internal organs, blood supportive natural therapies and also hosts the vessels, even proving very useful for muscles services of various healthcare & complementary tendons & ligaments for sports injuries/accidents. practitioners. Combining this mix of branches Ultrasound imaging has been proven to be very from both Western & Eastern medicine, we safe, and does not use any ionising radiation believe allows Koru to provide a more integrated (such as X-rays), just sound waves. Because of 3 New Items Have Arrived... means of diagnosis, treatment & preventative these, and other beneficial properties, ultrasound is a pain free imaging technique used in hospitals healthcare for all of our patients & clients. Koru diagnostic ultrasound service is conducted & clinics throughout the world. Airless Sprayer by its co-founding specialists, Alyson Hobbs and What people may not be aware of though is that, Hugh Parker. Between them they hold both New by law, ultrasound imaging requires a referral. Zealand and United Kingdom post-graduate Luckily, many health care providers can request medical ultrasound qualifications, and have a scan for you – including doctors, surgeons, medical specialists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, midwives & some Self Propelled nurses, to name but a few. The analogy for getting Rotary Hoe an ultrasound scan referral is very much like getting a prescription for some medicine from a doctor. Once you have your scan referral form, the patient chooses where they would like to get their scan done, simply taking their referral form with them. Until Koru’s inception, unfortunately

Proud to have supplied Koru Ultrasound and Care Centre


0800 752 236

Self Propelled Lawn Mower

Concrete Equipment Breakers Drills Floats/Screed Saws Vibrators Mixers Paver Cutter Wheelbarrows

Compaction Plate 40-440 Kg Trench Rammers Pumps Water Submersible Trash Water Blasters

Lawn & Garden Rotary Hoes Woodsplitters Fertilizer Spreaders Sprayers Post hole Borers Scrubcutters Hedgetrimmers Chainsaws Blowers Dethatcher


Hand Tools

Kanga Loader John Deere Tractor Excavators 1.7 Ton Trailers Furniture Single Axle Tandem Salvage

Grinders Sanders Drills Breakers Misc Survey Equipment Ladders Airless Sprayer Wet & Dry Vaccuum Carpet Cleaner

Ph: 543 9044 56a Gladstone Road, Richmond

Proud to supply Koru Ultrasound Care Centre

Shingle - Sand - Bark - Feature Rocks - Pungas Sleepers - Mussel Shell - Natural Split Stone - Compost - Weed Mat - Windbreak Coloured Pebbles - Concrete & Clay Pavers - Soils

SAND &LAND SAND&LAND Quality Landscape Supplies

55 Pascoe Street, Tahunanui, Nelson

Ph: 546 4933


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


Ultrasound and Care Centre

31 Oxford Street, Richmond Ph 03 541 0050

Locally owned and operated

& improvement of many conditions. Commonly alleviated symptoms include stress, depression, muscular and joint problems. Alyson’s previous clients have personally found Shiatsu to be particularly effective throughout pregnancy, and Alyson also teaches birth partners techniques to utilise during childbirth. Yoga sessions are another Eastern influence that Koru caters for, providing an intimate setting for small dedicated classes where it is easier to gain individual attention from our qualified instructors. To compliment the obstetric ultrasound & shiatsu offered, Koru also offers specific antenatal yoga classes. Alyson performing an ultrasound in the new Oxford Street premises In addition to its dedicated ultrasound facility, Koru there has been no patient choice available within boasts two multifunctional consultation rooms this region of New Zealand – however, now for that appropriate specialists, practitioners & the first time patients do have that choice. We therapists are invited to utilise for their own simply ask ‘Let Koru care for you’. needs. Many of these care providers only require Koru’s supporting Natural Therapies and Care a private practice base to work from on a part Centre compliments the Western medicine time basis - so Koru has provided the necessary methods used for its ultrasound scans, by adding premises to facilitate this. Koru has already some elements of Eastern Medicine. Specifically, received many enquiries and bookings for these Koru’s founder Alyson Hobbs is also a qualified rooms and aims to continue to provide such Shiatsu practitioner, providing support to her services on an on-going basis. We feel that in clients through her deeply relaxing craft. doing so we can broaden the holistic nature of Shiatsu, a Japanese word for ‘finger-pressure’, New Zealand’s first dedicated Ultrasound & is a gentle hands-on technique applied to the Care Centre. body’s acupressure points. Shiatsu is based on Koru is ideally located within the Richmond traditional Eastern medical theories, and is often CBD at 31 Oxford Street. We are in close described as ‘acupuncture without needles’. As proximity to the only shopping mall in the region such, there is no need to undress for Shiatsu. and the main ring road. There is both on-site and Western methods have validated the Shiatsu abundant (free) parking opposite our premises. technique, by demonstrating evidence that Koru can be reached by telephone on (03) 541 it has proven beneficial to symptom control 0050, or email

Locally owned and operated Locally operated ºº


Ultrasound and Care Care Centre Centre Ultrasound Ultrasound Scans Scans

No No Surcharges Surcharges ● ●Family FamilyViewing ViewingFacility Facility ● ●Evenings Evenings&&Weekends WeekendsAlso! Also! ● ●

Natural Natural Therapies Therapies Invited Invited Specialists Specialists ● Shiatsu ● Shiatsu ● ●Yoga Yoga ● ●


Wishing Koru Ultrasound and Care Centre all the best for the new centre Call Grant on:

546 9200 or 027 220 1709


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Ancient but very effective treatment for the whole family. coughs and colds - allergies - digestive upsets insomnia - arthritis - pregnancy related conditions sports injuries - chronic pain ACC Treatment Provider

40 Oxford Street, Richmond

Phone 03 544 0411

Proud to provide financial services and business advice Congratulations to Jules and Alyson on the great new Koru Ultrasound and Care Centre

33 Putaitai Street, Ph: 547 7995 Stoke, Nelson

Gowans Walters & Associates Ltd

building designers Proud to be associated with

Koru Ultrasound and Care Centre

31Oxford Oxford Street, Street, Richmond 31 Ph03 03541 5410050 0050 Ph

Free Free On-Site On-Site Parking Parking

Phone: (03) 544 9499 Fax: (03) 544 9488


22 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Cross country features determined efforts

In Sports

Murchison Area School enjoyed a Cross Country for the juniors (Years 1 to 8). It was a great occasion with some very determined running and

CRICKET The HRV Cup is back at Saxton Field. Central Districts Stags will look to smash their way through the Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Wizards at Saxton Oval this Thursday and Friday. Both Twenty20 matches begin at 5pm. ATHLETICS Waimea College’s Brendon Barnett jumped 6.75m to take the long jump at the last Nelson Athletics twilight meet of 2010. Brendon is in fine form leading up to the National Secondary School Athletics Championship in Hastings. Tapawera Area High School student Chris Brake was also a winner on the night. He jumped 1.65m to equal with Brodie Hewlett, but won on count back. If you have sports news give us a call on 544 9037.

Ranzau Strikers hold their brand new trophy. The team is; Caleb Fraser 11, Ryan Doyle 10, Cal McBride 10, Thomas Dunn 11, Rueben Orange 11, George Franklin 11, Thomas Wright 10, Luke Fitzgerald 10. Photo: Craig Goodman.

Ranzau, the regions best Ranzau Strikers are officially Nelson’s top primary school football team after beating Nayland United 5-4 on penalties in the final of the Nelson inter-school football championship. The scores were locked 0-0 at full-time after superb defense from both schools, before Ranzau broke the deadlock in the sudden death shootout.


showers direct to you! • Complete Shower Units • • Shower Door Systems • • Replacement Shower Doors • • Sliding Wardrobe Doors • • Replacement Wardrobe Doors •

Hundreds of Gifts




close finishes in some events. Everyone participated with the youngest members of the school taking part in a combined race/ obstacle course.

Santa in Store From 2.00pm

Sunday 12 December

The Most Beautiful Christmas Decorations

Nelson’s Best Fresh & Nelson’s Best Christmas Trees

Live Music Take a Chance Singers Sisterhood Quartet

Also Devonshire Teas McShane Rd, Richmond

Ph 544 4977

The Shower Door Specialists 11a Hunt St, Richmond Ph 544-8700 • Fax 544-8706

Cross country organiser Miss Willans sends the Year 2 and 3 boys of Murchison Area School on their way. Photo: Liz Hannah.


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


WTTU to face arch rival in two day cricket final Phillip Rollo Waimea Toi Toi United will face arch rivals Stoke/Nayland in the final of the two-day cricket competition. A draw against Waimea College looked to have ended their chances of making the Car Company First Division two-day final, but thanks to other results falling their way, the third place Sprig & Fern Waimea Toi Toi United overtook leaders Wanderers in to the top two. “We’ve come back strong in the second half of the season and deserve to be there,” says captain Aaron Mallison. A narrow defeat against Stoke/ Nayland in the round robin has given the team plenty of confidence heading in to their first twoday final for a number of years. “We did well in the field and restricted them to about 40/7 and ended up bowling them all out for 140. We should have won.” Aaron will be returning to the starting eleven along with Nelson bowler Jon Routhan. Greg Chitty will miss the clash with family commitments. Batting their final overs of the first innings against Waimea College at Ben Cooper Park, WTTU declared on 315/8, and hoped to pick

up early wickets in the second to seal an out-right victory. But frustration grew when they struggled to pick up wickets, and soon enough Waimea College batsman Tom Ingham had raced away to 69 runs. Connor Neynens kept the run rate ticking over with a solid 64 himself. Even whey they had looked to have made some inroads, the Waimea College tail started to wag. Dan Wightman hit a quick-fire 21, Paddy Smith reached 29 not out, and Zeke Dyson marked his debut with a no ball six in what was his first ever hit of a cricket ball. Waimea College were eventually all out for 298, which gave WTTU the near impossible task of chasing down 140 runs in just nine overs. Despite some quick boundaries, and 35 runs from Steve Binnie, the draw was given with WTTU at just 64/4 at the end of day’s play. But thankfully for WTTU, Wakatu could not capitalise on the draw, and lost their final round game out-right to Hot Mama’s Motueka. The final will be played this Saturday and Sunday at Marsden Rec.

Sprig & Fern Waimea Toi Toi United bowler Symon Carr delivers a bouncer at Dan Wightman. WTTU are in the two-day final against Stoke/Nayland this weekend. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Cambridge Audio - electronics designed & engineered in the UK to give superb audiophile sound quality with amazing value for money. They offer the latest technology, are built to last and perform to the highest levels. We are the sole stockist for Cambridge equipment in the top of the South.

Cambridge/Paradigm Package Cambridge 340A-SE Amplifier Cambridge 10 iPod Docking Station Paradigm Monitor Speakers (White)

Cambridge iPod Docking Station $129.00 Great Xmas Gift iPod not included

Cambridge Outdoor Speakers $220.00

Paradigm Cinema Floor Standing Speakers Black $799.00

$1099.00 Normal Retail Price $1329.00 iPod and speaker stand not included

Cambridge 650R & Cambridge 650BD Package

$2999.00 while stocks last

normal RP $3698

Cambridge One Amplifier $999.00

iPod not included

Paradigm Monitor Atom Speakers $699.00

Cambridge 650BD Blu Ray DVD Player $1199.00

Cambridge 650R Home Theatre Receiver $2499.00

Package Deals on all equipment available – call in to discuss

The Audiophile Nelson 14 Elms Street, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Nelson Ph 03 544 0473


Showroom open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 2pm. After Hours by appointment Eftpos and Credit Card accepted


24 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Fluid Power Solutions Ltd For the past few years the team at Fluid Power Solutions Ltd has been rapidly growing, despite the

recession, taking on more staff, diversifying to new markets and now it has a brand new look.

Scrap Metal Cash buyers of all scrap metal Nelson Metal Industries (1991) Ltd 101 Pascoe Street, Tahunanui

Phone 547 9706 0274 477 340

FPS Hydraulics Pneumatics is the new Logo for the business which is situated next to Placemakers in Port Nelson. Its massive workshop houses more than 20 staff that work on a variety of hydraulic projects for around the world. FPS made its name working on fishing boats but it’s now working in forestry, engineering and most other primary industries. It is now also one of the biggest hydraulic and pneumatic businesses in the country, completing projects in the Pacific Islands, Chile,

South Africa and Australia as well as jobs throughout New Zealand. FPS now have a team of sales staff out on the road servicing its more than 500 clients and its retail shop is now also open on Saturday mornings for boaties and the general public. General manager Robert Hutton says the foundation of the business is built around people and he believes he has the best team around, this is the major reason why we get such support and loyalty from our customers. “Much of the success of the business to date has been based

around the technical expertise, knowledge and experience of its director Gary Allen, but we realise Gary is only one person and that you cannot build a business solely on that basis, so we now have Gary working more closely with our Staff to pass on and share his extensive Hydraulic knowledge.” The business used the Eaton name for years, piggy backing on the multi-nationals brand in its formative years. Eaton still supplies products to FPS but now the locally owned business is ready to re brand says Robert, “As the business has grown so has

LocaLLy owNed aNd oPeraTed

BCL Crane & Cartage now have available a Crane / Tipper with 14 metres high reach, complete with clam shell bucket, post hole augers, grapple – ideal for rock, bark, aggregate, post placement in those hard to get places.

Byrne Carriers Ltd are pleased to support Fluid Power Solutions

Ph 546 4040 38a Pascoe Street Tahuna, Nelson

Some of the FPS team in front of part of the fleet and the company’s building, next to Placemakers in Port Nelson.

• • • • • • • • • •

Marine Forestry Sawmills Agriculture Engineering Aquaculture Food Manufacturing Earthmoving Mining

Fluid Power Solutions are experts in all types of hydraulics, hose and fittings, tube, compressed air and pneumatic servicing.

Contractors and Consultants

24/7 Mobile Operation SMC is renowned for its fast turn-around in the complex world of pneumatic technology.

Marine • Industrial • Automation

Phone 03 548 3401 Fluid Power Solutions Ltd 0800 FLUIDPOWER

Cnr Wildman Ave and Vickerman St Now open 8am to 12pm Saturday mornings

109 Vickerman St, Port Nelson Fax 03 548 7717 Email:


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


Fluid Power Solutions Ltd Left; Some of the mobile fleet outside FPS Hydraulics Pneumatics, next to Placemakers at Port Nelson.

the need to grow our own identity. We needed to draw a line in the sand and developed our own FPS branding, to distinguish us from others. We also have a new facility set up on the West Coast for all our operations there and also looking at a new facility in Blenheim with Technical Staff already being trained up at our Nelson head office for that move. So we need a branding that people can trust and identify with as well as being able to build on that branding.” FPS now has 17 service and sales vehicles on the road and Robert says the company is well on its way to fulfilling its mission statement. “To become New Zealand leaders in motion control engineering” Over the past few years we’ve taken big leaps to

get there. Having some new key distributors on board this has helped us retain existing staff and attract new personnel through the recession. We are now at the stage where it is time to let everybody know what we are about and what services we provide. FPS Hydraulics Pneumatics now has its building blocks in place and is ready for further growth. “We’ve got a big journey in front of us and that’s exciting,” says Robert. “We’ve done a lot of hard work and because of that we’re in a great position and I expect the business to continue to grow fast, in fact we are still actively looking for staff, long may it continue.”

Proud to have Fluid Power Solutions as our distributor for the top of the South

Eaton Hydraulics are proud to be major suppliers to Fluid Power Solutions for all their hose and hydraulic needs.

FPS sales technician Evan Davies outside his van which is driven all over the South Island from its Nelson base.

Global leaders in fluid technology... Proud partner of

Fluid Power Solutions Ltd.

• • • •

Equipment Design and Manufacture Machining and Structural Steelwork Forestry Equipment and Fit-out Industrial Plant Maintenance

Trinder values the expertise FPS provides 0800 493 2269

Phone 03 544 8024 2 Poutama Street, Richmond

26 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Marching to Nelson for SI Champs Over 30 marching teams ranging from kiwis to seniors will gather in Nelson this weekend to compete in the Mainland Challenge. “Mainland Challenge is the official name for what is the South Island Championships, it is also a qualifying event to attend the national championships so it has attracted pretty much the best of the South Island teams,” says local club member Karen Carey. “We’ve had a high number of entries with teams traveling from all over the South Island, as well as one from Wellington, to compete. Teams range from the young 5 year olds kiwis to the senior teams.” Marching in NZ is an amateur sport

that offers participants a strong sense of team spirit and self-discipline. It heightens powers of concentration and physical fitness, encourages good deportment, pride in grooming and personal achievement and offers musical enjoyment, life long friendships and opportunities of travel. On Saturday from 1pm teams can participate in March and Go, a local competition that doubles as a training run which offers teams a chance to warm up and to practice in a competition environment before the actual Mainland Challenge which takes place on Sunday from 9pm. All competitions take place at Trafalgar Park and entry is free to the public. There will be food and drink available and Marching Nelson will have fundraising raffles on sale over the weekend. Be sure to head down and support your local teams and enjoy the entertainment. Any enquiries can be directed to Karen Carey on Local team, Ashton Kilties, are the defending un- 542 2141 or 027 223 der 12 Mainland champions and will be compet- 2418. ing in the weekend.


Voyce ready for Abu Dhabi adventure Phillip Rollo Next week multisport adventure racer Trevor Voyce will head off to the United Arab Emirates for the biggest race of his life, the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge. The six day event starts on Thursday New Zealand time, and comprises of a monster 130km trek through the desert, an equally tough 120km kayak, as well as biking and swimming. Trevor will be racing for the Adidas Terrex team. The team of four includes fellow New Zealander Sonya Clark and two British males. His selection came after a strong performance in the Lakes to Lighthouse race on the East Coast two weeks ago where Trevor finished second. One of his competitors had pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Challenge but recommended Trevor to take his place in the Adidas team. “I hadn’t planned it this way. I tended to take a break over the summer and work on my kayaking a bit. When you get a call from someone like that and they offer to pay your way it’s pretty hard to turn down,” he says. The quick turn around has made preparing for the treacherous race even more difficult. While it is still winter in Abu Dhabi, temperatures are likely to reach high 30s and not drop below 25. He says the two Britons have been using hot yoga studios to prepare for the heat, while Trevor has had to do as much as he can in the space of a week. Day one of the race starts with a prologue of all the events, including a 1km swim which Trevor says will be a tough ask, as he is not the strongest

swimmer. “I’ve been training on that quite a bit throughout the week.” Trevor is confident he can make the turn around, despite his race last fortnight. “Professionals like Richard Ussher and Nathan Fa’avae do that all the time. It’s a little bit harder for me, but I seem to be freshening up.” The two Nelson lads, Richard and Nathan, will also be competing in Abu Dhabi. Their Thule Adventure Team is Trevor’s pick to win it. “They’re going to be super strong. They’ve won it a couple of times before. It’s their race to lose.” With more knowledge on Richard and Nathan, Trevor says he is a lot more aware of how good they really are. “I give them a lot more respect, whereas some other teams tend to try keep up with them in the early stages and blow themselves out. We are going over there for our own reasons to do well, but to keep up with those guys is a pretty big challenge.” Having never raced in a desert before, Trevor says they will wait to see how the race pans out before setting any major goals. There is a huge prize purse of US$225,600 to be divided throughout the 30 teams. The team that finishes first place receives a US$40,000 share of the cash. Trevor is excited about what is really a total new experience for him. “There’s going to be a little bit of apprehension about it because you’re not sure how your body is going to handle the heat and the long stages in the sand. But there’s a huge amount of excitement as well.”

MAINLAND CHALLENGE WEEKEND - Over 30 teams competing - All ages from 5 years to seniors


Saturday 11 December from 1pm


Sunday 12 December from 9am FREE Entry - Refreshments available Fundraising Raffles on Sale

Multi-sport racer Trevor Voyce is off to race in the prestigious Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge after a last minute call up. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

English imports back for more

Proud to be the chosen caterer at the Mainland Challenge

Nelson 35 Bridge St Ph: 546 9690 Richmond 5 Croucher St Ph: 544 8270 Orders

TRAFALGAR PARK NELSON For more info contact Karen: 542 2141

Two of Richmond Athletic’s star imports have confirmed their return to the football club for 2011, while a third is likely to join them. Player of the Year Joe Green and the elusive Jordan Yong will both be in the red and black of Richmond next year. Jordan has remained living in Nelson, while Joe headed back to England at the conclusion of the season. But Joe is likely to return in mid January to watch Canterbury United take on Team Wellington at Trafalgar Park.

While Club President Stu Reid cannot confirm a name yet, there is a mate of Joe’s that is “extremely keen” to come as well, and is looking at work visas now. As part of their role at Richmond, Joe and Jordan will continue coaching in development areas, although the focus will be in the Tasman area. One team likely to receive a boost is Waimea Plains, who do not have a senior team, but a strong influence in the current Richmond side. Stu says it is a fantastic opportunity for

the younger guys in the club to play with the experience these two bring. “The style of football that you watched this year with Joe and Jordan was a style that Richmond has not played for a very long time.” Preseason will kick off at the end of January, and Stu says the return of Joe and Jordan will again boost their hopes of returning to the Mainland Premier Football League. Joe’s flight home is also sorted so he will not miss next year’s promotional playoff, if Richmond qualify.


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


Peanut league gives preschoolers a whack Children three and four years old are learning Tee-ball skills the fun way in the Peanut League at Saxton Field. At 9:15 on a Saturday morning kids meet organiser Julie Brockie for fun activities designed to help their development through to softball. Jumping on bases pretending there is a banana underneath that needs a good squashing helps children learn that they must step on the base when running between them. Chicken wing arms when you bat, and stand like a gorilla when you field so you’re ready for the ball. Other drills include an obstacle course around the diamond. After all the drills are done, they play a game at the end. And it’s all wrapped up by 9:50am.

Julie is a preschool teacher and started the Peanut League because she likes being active and involved with children. “I’d like to see the confidence in the children grow,” she says. Julie also plays softball herself. New entrance teachers have mentioned to Julie that they have seen huge confidence from kids in physical education thanks to the Peanut League. The last Peanut League session for the year finished on Saturday. It will now be starting up again in February. If you would like your child to join, you can call Julie on 548 6425. Cost is just a gold coin donation before each session. Children must be three or four years old.

Lachlan Parker, 3, hits the ball during the game of Peanut League Teeball at Saxton Field on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

Wanderers go down to Stoke/Nayland Richard Bell This was day two of Wanderers v Stoke and it only took four overs for Stoke to end Wanderers 1st innings at 118 and enforced the follow on. Wanderers had a bad start losing three quick wickets but Simon Wraight and Kyle Paki Paki batted on till the lunch break to give Wanderers hope of saving the match. Kyle went soon after lunch and Simon was joined by Gregory field both batsmen scoring 60 the tail for Wanderers taking them past stokes 284 and a lead of 24 runs which stoke achieved two wickets down with 10 overs left in the day.

Proudly holding the 9 hole challenge trophy for the first time in 3 years are the ladies from the Totradale Golf club. From left. Joan McKewon, Bev Doyle, Jill Jorgenson, Esme Lowndes, Erica Mytton and Julie Hall. Wrenched, although some say robbed from previous champs Greenacres the Totradale ladies are preparing for their first defense in April against a team from Blenheim.


28 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Art Exhibition

‘Mirage’. An intriguing series of oil paintings by Fiona Lees on show at Morrison St Cafe, 244 Hardy St. Dec 12 to Jan 8. Top of the South Morris Minor Club Inc

Sun19 Dec Christmas Lunch Stoneridge Cafe 11.30am. Interested contact Julie Ph5473316 Trevor Ph5268884 before by Tuesday 14th Art Exhibition

Nelson Tigers Brendan Higgins (81n), Jared Gray (82n), and Shane Harwood (84n) tangle in front of Palmerston North Panther Jack Miers (88p) during one of the open races. Photo: Photoaction.

Tigers tamed by Palmerston Panthers Palmerston North Panthers got their revenge on the Nelson Tigers when they easily dispatched of them in the Challenge Cup team’s race for superstocks. Nelson had dominated the impressive Panthers outfit in their two previous meetings, claiming the cup and leaving no Palmerston North cars running at the two-day teams champs in February. But before Saturday’s race, Nelson had lost three of their key

men including national champion, Brendan Higgins, who was just racing in the open races. Nelson was guilty of making rookie mistakes throughout the team’s race, and was more focused on staying out of trouble, instead of demolishing the Panthers like they had last year. Palmerston’s Peter Rees led Peter Bengston across the line. While Blair Cunningham, third, was best out of the Nelson racers. He was followed by team-mates

Public Notices

Water Shortage Direction under Section 329 of the Resource Management Act 1991 The Tasman District Council considers there is a serious temporary shortage of water in the following zones and the taking/use of water is to be restricted. Restricted use is necessary to help prevent further reductions in river flow and reduce the risk of seawater intrusion into the aquifer. Holders of consents to take water from the following zones in the Waimea Plains: Upper Catchments, Reservoir, Waimea West, Golden Hills, Delta, Upper Confined Aquifer, and Lower Confined Aquifer. The Tasman District Council advises everyone in the abovementioned zones that Stage 1 rationing which is a 20% cut from authorised weekly usage is introduced as of Monday 6 December 2010. Consent holders are being advised by letter. Hosing restrictions in the urban areas of Richmond, Mapua-Ruby Bay, Brightwater, Hope, are also imposed. Hand-held hosing is only permitted on odd and even calendar days corresponding to the house street number. Owners of private wells in the areas subject to rationing and all users connected to the Council’s Redwood Valley and Dovedale rural water supply schemes, are also directed to only water every second day. The position will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Dry Weather Taskforce on 7 December 2010. Issued under delegated authority by Dennis Bush-King, Environment and Planning Manager

Shane Harwood, Ian Clayworth. Nelson will now have plenty to ponder before they try defend their national championship earlier next year. Nick Marquet finished second in the Barry Butterworth Midget race. The Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway hosts one more meeting before Christmas with the Xmas Xtravaganza featuring club championship titles for streetstocks, sidecars and productions on December 18.

Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club Inc. Annual General Meeting 2010 being held Monday 14 December 2010, 7.30pm at the clubrooms, Jubilee Park Richmond. Agenda Minutes of last AGM 2009 Financial Report Election of Officers Life Membership General Business All welcome Duane Whiting President


Due to the prolonged dry weather, the high demands being placed on the District’s water supplies and the receding ground water aquifer levels, water restrictions apply with immediate effect in Richmond*, Hope, Brightwater, Wakefield, Tapawera and Mapua/Ruby Bay. *Richmond includes Daelyn Drive, Taranaki Place, Joyce Place, Kingi Place and Hill Street North. Hand-held hosing only is permitted on odd and even calendar days corresponding to the house street number. Similarly, all consumers on the Dovedale, EightyEight Valley and Redwood Valley rural water schemes are requested to conserve water wherever possible. You are also encouraged to monitor your own water tank levels. Interference with restrictors is not permitted. All water consumers are asked to notify Council immediately of any leaks – Phone 03 543 8400 (24 hours). Jeff Cuthbertson Utilities Asset Manager

More of David Kemp’s powerful blokey expressionist paintings. ‘Mainly Machinery’ - including ‘Skidder Power’, ‘Bypass Heavies’, and some rugged landscapes. Kaimira Estate Winery, 97 Livingston Road, RD1, Brightwater. 035423 491 Until 31 December.” Free Vegan Cooking Show Free vegan cooking demonstration will offer you and your family a very tasty & healthy Christmas dinner. Saturday, 11th Dec, 12:00 –2:30pm, Victory Community Centre (Totara St), phone: 5391313, Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Nelson Social Dancing Club at Nelson Primary School Hall, 7:30pm Saturday 11 December. Ballroom, Latin, Rock ’n Roll and sequence dancing. Music by Perl. Please bring a supper contribution and your own drinks and glasses. Members $6; nonmembers $10. Please note change of venue and time. Enquiries phone 547 9085 Sing on stage at Nelson Opera Would you like to sing on stage at Nelson Opera in the Park in February? If you can hold an audience with opera or contemporary singing register with Festivals Marketing Coordinator, Cam Woods Ph 545 8734 or cam. before 5pm Monday 13 December. Nelson’s Got Talent Auditions will be held on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 December from 7pm at The Trafalgar Street Hall, (Old Folks Hall) near the Maitai River. They are open to the public, tickets are $10 at the door, and the price includes a cup of tea. Door sales only on the night. Nelson Tramping Club. Dec 10 - 12 (or13). Aorere Peak & Island Lake. Fit. $23. Marguerite 548 5944. Dec 12. Hori Bay. Xmas Trip. Easy. $8. David 548 6826. Nelson Baptist Church

Bridge Street. Nelson Sun 12 Dec 2010 Christmas Service for Seniors 2.00 pm Organ Recital 2.30 pm Service of Carols and Christmas music (With the “Off Your Rockers” Choir) 3.30 pm Afternoon Tea in Church Hall Tasman Talks Titles Book Group

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our Tasman Talks Titles book group might be what you’re looking for. Join us on Wednesday 15th December, 3.00pm – 4.00pm at Richmond Library\ Live Well Stay Well” group Come along, hear about and taste “Christmas food that is good for the waistline” at the Wakefield Village Hall, Tues December 14th, 9.45-11am. Anyone welcome. Enquires 5419693 APPLE Macintosh User Group (NMUG) meeting Thurs. 9th Dec. 7pm. City Church Montgomery carpark. To left of Rebel Sport. Visitors welcome. Learn and solve. Contact : 547 3408 Housie 7pm Sat 11 Dec, Warnes Stadium, Songer St, Stoke.50 Houses, Super House, Raffle, Tea & Coffee free. Nelson Indoor Bowls fund raiser. Wear something festive. Enquiries: Linda 544 9446. One Night In Bethlehem Sat 11 Dec 6pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 119 Nayland Rd, Stoke, Nelson. Hear the story of the birth of Christ in the surroundings of his day. Entry Tax 2 cans of food for the needy. Costume dress of the time. FOR ALL THE FAMILY Plunket Nelson Tasman Bay Sub-Branch AGM Tuesday 7th December at 12pm 12b Ajax Avenue Nelson Favorite Hymn Singalong Christmas Carols 10am Wed 15 Dec Come along and sing some of those great Christmas Carols Starts with Christmas themed morning tea at 10am, Favorite Hymn service 10.30~ 11.10am no charge, every one welcome, bring your friends. Richmond Church of Christ corner Croucher & Darcy Streets Stoke Seniors events Dec 15: Seniors XMAS LUNCH - Stoke Memorial Hall from 11.30 am. Cost: $20 (+$5 transport). Bookings essential.

Entertainment by Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus and “You know it Duo” Tues Dec 21: Frank Meria (singer/pianist) Christmas concert 1.30 pm. $2 entry Weds Dec 22: The Golden Girls Variety Christmas Show 1.30 pm. $2 entry Overeaters Anonymous FOOD is it a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous works! Ph 546 4121 Way2Go Wakefield Zumba Brightwater Hall Mon 6-7pm. Aqua Aerobics Wakefield School Pool Mon 6-7pm. Pilates Wakefield Village Hall Mon 7-8pm. Badminton Brightwater Hall Tues 6-8pm Sewing Group Wakefield Village Hall Wed 9-12pm. Badminton Brightwater Hall Wed 6-8pm Water Woggle with Bee Wakefield School Pool Wednesday 1.15-2.15pm. Aqua Aerobics Wakefield School Pool Wed 6-7pm. Zumba Wakefield Village Hall Thursday 6-7pm. Men’s Circuit Wakefield Village Hall Thursday 7.30-8.30pm. Wakefield School Pool Aqua Aerobics Mon & Wed 6pm from the 20 Nov. Aqua Aerobics Wed 2.15pm from 1 Dec Free Night Tours Selected Businesses for their NZ flavour and atmosphere. Discounts given. Safe group tours at the Old Bank Reserve. Hardy street, Nelson. (Beside the Post Office) Runs every Tuesday 7pm- Saturday Book or just show up. E-mail: 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, Non-members with no instruction $10, Non-members with instruction provided $20. Further information or book for instruction pooltraining@ Wakefield ‘Music N Motion’ for pre- schoolers and parents/ caregivers. Methodist Church cnr Arrow and Edward Sts, 10 am every Thurs followed by a cuppa. $2 one child, $3 two or more. All Welcome Richmond Spinners and Weavers meet 9-30 2nd & 4 Thurs at Birch hall, Richmond Racecourse. Evening meeting on 2nd Mon of month at 7 pm All levels of skill welcome. Phone Diane ,5476517 for morning meetings,Anne5446330 for evening meetings.

Coming Soon is free for non-profit organisations. $7.00 for businesses. 50 words or less. By Email only to Deadline: 11am Monday

Due to the popularity of this column, while every effort will be made, inclusion cannot be guaranteed for free Ads.


WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


community notices

resource consents

Brightwater Community – Carols By Glo-Lite Saturday 11 December 2010, Snowden’s Bush, 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm (If wet: Brightwater Hall) Bring your family and your picnic tea to enjoy this community event. Carol singing, Santa, Glo-lites, Sausage sizzle, Hot drinks, water and fizzy. Entry: Gold coin donation – all profits going to Brightwater BMX track.

Applicant: Coastal Vineyards Ltd.

Tiny Tots Toys and Teddies Party Sunday 12 December, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm (cancelled if wet) Washbourn Gardens, Richmond The magical and mystical Washbourn Gardens are set to become alive again for the fifth annual Tiny Tots Toys and Teddies Party featuring a solid lineup of entertainers, performers and activities to amuse young and old. So come along, bring your teddy, and join in the celebration.

Carols by Candlelight – Richmond Sunday, 19 December 2010, from 7.30pm, Washbourn Gardens The festive Christmas spirit will be alive and buzzing again at this year’s Carols by Candlelight in the serene setting of Washbourn Gardens. The concert will once again include live performances from the Richmond Orchestra and Richmond Choral Group, along with special guests and surprises for the whole family to enjoy.

Hospice Trees of Remembrance 15 – 22 December 2010 – Nelson, Stoke, Richmond and Motueka The New Zealand Hospices have had a long tradition of Christmas Trees of Remembrance. As the hectic festive season rushes towards us, these Trees offer an opportunity to support your local hospice and to also remember and honour a loved one who is no longer there to share Christmas with family and friends. Trees will be in the following locations: LoCATioN SToRE DATES Nelson House of Travel 15 – 22 December 2010 Nelson Farmers 15 – 22 December 2010 Nelson The Warehouse 15 – 22 December 2010 Richmond Richmond Mall 15 – 22 December 2010 Stoke New World 15 – 22 December 2010 Motueka Westpac Bank 17 December 2010 Motueka House of Travel 15 – 22 December 2010 The Hospice is keen to have additional volunteers to help staff these Trees. Any community groups, clubs, friends or individuals who feel they can help in any way should contact Shirley, Ph. 03 548 0359 or Lisa or Sandy, Ph. 03 546 3923 for further details. The Hospice is very grateful to the management of Richmond Mall, Farmers, The Warehouse, House of Travel, New World Stoke and Nelson City Council for their contributions and assistance.

Handy water saving tips: • • • • • • •

Water your garden during the cool of morning or evening to minimise evaporation. Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. Repair leaky taps, hoses or fittings. Make sure every load in the washing machine is a full one. Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth. Install a dual flush toilet. By using the half flush, you can save up to 5 litres of water per flush. Never put water down the drain when there could be another use for it, such as watering plants or cleaning. • Create a compost bin rather than putting your food scraps down a waste disposal unit. if you live in a rural water area, you will be supplied water from a rural scheme. To help manage your water usage: • Please ensure you keep your storage tank clean and in good condition. • Please maintain your property reticulation, stock troughs for example, and repair any leaks promptly. • It is recommended that you fit your tank with a water level indicator, which gives you an early warning when your water level is running low. For both rural and urban water users, please report any leaks promptly to Tasman District Council Customer Services, Ph. 03 543 8400. For more handy water saving tips visit the Tasman District Council website:

Feel free to contact us:

Richmond 189 Queen Street Private Bag 4 Richmond, Nelson 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

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

Tasman District Council Email Website 24 hour assistance Motueka 7 Hickmott Place PO Box 123 Motueka 7143 New Zealand Phone 03 528 2022 Fax 03 528 9751

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

Location: 42 & 50 Pukeko Lane, Redwood Valley. Consent Type, Application Number and Proposal: RM100330: To Subdivide Lots 3 and 5 DP 402449 to create two additional titles to be located east of the existing right of way. The four resulting allotments will be 1.3644 hectares, 1.5177 hectares, 5280 square metres, and 5280 square metres in area, all less than the 2 hectare minimum lot size for this Rural Residential Zone. RM100331: Land Use consent for building in the Coastal Environment Area and seven users on an existing right of way. RM100375: Land Use consent for earthworks in the Coastal Environment Area. RM100376-RM100378: Stormwater Discharge consents from proposed Lots 1, 2 and 5. RM100379 – RM100381: Wastewater Discharge consents from proposed Lots 1, 2 and 5. The proposal is in a Rural Residential Zone and partially in a Coastal Environment Area as defined in the Tasman Resource Management Plan. Submissions due: 4.30 pm on Friday 10 December 2010.

public notices Christmas holiday opening hours All of Council’s offices and service centres will be closed from 3.00 pm on Friday 24 December 2010 until 9.00 am on Wednesday 5 January 2011. Please remember that Council can be contacted 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by phoning 03 543 8400. Council’s website is also perfect for finding the information you need quickly and easily:

T U O ct man Distri !



e d i u G r e m Sum


council meetings Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings can be viewed on Council’s website at

Full Council Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday, 9 December 2010, 9.30 am. Public forum Audit Subcommittee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday, 9 December 2010, 1.00 pm or at the conclusion of Full Council. No public forum Golden Bay Community Board Collingwood Fire Station, Collingwood, Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 9.00 am. Public forum Motueka Community Board Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka, Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 4.00 pm. Public forum Environment and Planning Committee Tasman Council Chambers, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Thursday, 16 December 2010, 9.30 am. Public forum



30 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Trades & Services Accounting Headaches Can Be A Thing Of Your Past



Accounting Admin


is my passion.

First Class Accounts Has The Solution Call Sue Wing today on:

544 9010

307 Queen Street, Richmond


Need help... - chasing your Debtors?! - reconciling your bank statements?

Contact Paula 0274 326 900

I can support you with:

- Bookkeeping on or off site - GST, payroll and internal systems - Debt/cashflow management - Software setup & training - MYOB, Quickbooks & BankLink & Xero

Specialising in

Phone Sue Thomas

03 544 9748 027 283 3448


545 1053

Quick Drying All Year Round All General Cleaning Professional Service

Quick - Efficient Professional

Gas Stays

- MYOB Certified Consultant - MYOB RetailManager Professional - MYOB Employer Services Consultants (Comacc) - MYOB ProfitOptimiser - Accounts, Payroll & Office Administration




Lifting Equipment


nelson ltd

For all Health Concerns

Hassle free motoring



Need to get back to work or sports? Try my comprehensive treatments

Acc Provider “I give you personal, individualised treatment every time”

Health for Life

All mechanical repairs No job too big or small.

Advanced Automotive

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ph: 544 4610

8 Centenary Place, Richmond


Interior Sewing


Qualified Horticulturalist Good service, honesty, reliability and NO GST Phone Tony

027 5288 434 (03) 544 3977 Massage

Regas or New Struts

0800 427 782 or 03 544 1212

12 Cargill Place, Richmond (off Beach Road)



P&J Thompson Treat yourself to better health Your wellness is my focus Relaxation to deep tissue massage Gift-vouchers - Mobile massage Riddy Hillier Dip. Therapeutic Massage

544 3985


Ph: 544 6076 Cell: 027 544 6076

Panel Beater

Brake & Clutch

Lawns need mowing, hedges need a trim?

Now At: Sunshine Health Centre 27 Oxford Street, Richmond

21 Elms Street Wakatu Estate, Stoke

Advanced Auto

0800 254 846



For all building in the Nelson Lakes area

Fully Trained, Security Screened

Financial Services

Rebecca Palmer Ph: 027 255 4346

Deadline 11am Monday

12 Cargill Place, (off Beach Road) Richmond

Ph: 544 1212


- New housing - Alterations & additions - Decks & fences

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Phone now on

Fax: 03 544 9038



544 1660

Richmond Brake & Clutch 13 McGlashen Ave, Richmond LOCALLY OWNED




Stephen Oliver


Dave Preston



Ph: 03 544 9037


Your one-stop shop for

-WOF - engine tuning - brakes & clutches - wheel alignment all other mechanical services ed! tee uarante gua vice g ndly dly serrv en frie

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

Painting Contractors Paper Hanging Interior and Exterior Painting Covering the Wakefield area Qualified Tradesman 40yrs experience

Phone Peter today 027 4449 364 A/H 03 541 9678



Tasman Bay Plumbing Services

Craig Hamilton

From maintenance to new homes & industrial No job too big or small Servicing sewage treatment systems Plumber, Drainlayer & Gasfitter

Your Solar Hot Water Specialists

544 8059

Selling houses everywhere.

Find out why Phone 544 4202 (24hrs) or 027 214 4851

New Homes l Commercial Rural l Retail l Alterations

Prompt response is our priority

24hr Service



542 4473 027 542 4473


021 264 9421 03 544 5294



Painter Decorator

Qualified Tradesman 26 Years Experience Using only quality paints and products “I’ll turn up on time” Locally owned and operated

027 232 1550 AH/Fax: 544 3177



ietro annata

Italian Tile Layer

A creative and professional touch for all your tiling needs

Ph: 544 7897

Mob: 0274 302 546 Email:

Web Design A smart, simple website solution for people who want to get on with the business of running their business. $1495.00 and you're up and running in 10 days time. Contact Greg on T. 03 5419320 M. 021 0440912 E. W.




Camper Vans for hire


We’re the builders to give your house the worx! Specialists in bathrooms, renovations, additions, alterations, kitchens ALL TRADES AVAILABLE - WE ARE THE EXPERTS all at very competitive prices! NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL - DESIGN TO COMPLETION

otes Free Qu FREEPHONE Nelson 970 0093 ANYTIME - Roger 021 876 962 • Brad 021 192 1130


Builder - 32 Yrs experience - Competitive Rates

Repairs Alterations Renovations Farm Buildings Fences, Decking, Painting & more.... No job to big or small

Call Wayne






Regular Domestic Pre/End of Tenancy Spring Cleaning After Builders / After Function Office/Commercial


Phone Brenda

Exhaust & Radiator

Lawn Care

‘Top of the South’s Only Exhaust & Radiator Specialists’ 34 Beach Rd, Richmond

Ph: 544 1014

Locally owned & operated


021 751 633

Quality and care, because we are car enthusiasts!

Available NOW 2, 4 & 6 berth 0800 696 686



027 842 1780

Experienced & Qualified Service while you wait Parts Guarantee Free Quotes

Nelson, Picton, Christchurch, Auckland

03 541 0539


FOR YOUR LAWN Limited offer to all new lawn care clients

WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010

Garage Sale

Situations Vacant

BARGAIN FOOD LINES - Frozen Desserts - BBQ Foods - Large Chickens - Cakes and Croissants - Hash Browns - Chips - Prawns - Seafood - End lines - Seconds - Bulk Buys

Therapeautic Massage Full Body (60 mins) Half Body (45 mins)

THE CHOOK FARM McShane Rd, Saturday 9am - 1pm

$30 $25 $30 $30

Facial Cleanse & Massage Foot Spa & Massage Gift Vouchers Available Call Glenys : 547 3221

Situations Vacant AVON representatives required NOW. Ph Jan 5441254 or 0272474222

Women Only

Permanent Part-Time Cleaning Brightwater Area We have 2 positions available for reliable sef-motivated people in the Brightwater area as follows: - Tuesday and Friday evenings for approx 2 1/2 hrs any time after 5.30pm - Wednesday and Friday evenings for 2 hrs per evening starting 10th January 2011 These are good permanent positions in nice environments.

For details please phone us on 543 2015

Church Notices Holy Trinity Church

27 Dorset St, Richmond Phone 544-8844

        

Theme: Jesus light of the world



 

Sunday Service 10.00am Christingle combined service

Wednesday 10.00am Holy Communion

 

11 Florence St, Richmond

Celebration Services 9.00am & 10.30am 6.30 Prayer Service

123 Salisbury Road

Ph: 544 7596

Worship Services This Sunday: 8.15am Breakfast @ St David’s Lively children’s programme 10am Classic Church Every Wednesday 7:00pm Ripple Effect Interactive Church ph: 544 8387

Hassle Free No Obligation Guaranteed

Call Now

0800 895 136 Motorbike Training

LEARN TO RIDE SIT STAY LIKE A CHAMPION ANIMAL CARE Easy animal care in your own home. No stress just fuss on your precious pet/s.

with Karel Pavich NZ

SPECIAL OFFER Learner Licence

FREE 1 Hour Coaching (value $100) with every Basic Handling Skills Test Limited offer.

for pricing and consultation

Notice to all Advertisers By placing your advertisement to be run you agree with the terms and conditions of the Waimea Weekly. Namely, payment by the 20th of the following month, or in the event of non payment, the recovery of any debt and its costs will be on charged to the customer. This includes all costs and commissions paid to a debt recovery service. Should you require any further information please phone the newspaper on 544 9037.

Sunday 12 Dec

Combined Christmas Pageant Service 10.30 am at the Worship Centre Rev Allan Wasley, Vicar Ph 541 8883 120 Edward St, Wakefield

Speaker: Yvonne Ferguson

Sunday Services 10.00am You are welcome

Warring Carpark 243 Queen St Central Richmond

Club Waimea 250GP Road Racing Champion

Ph: 544 5283

Wakefield Anglican Church

Sunday 12 December 10.00am Worship Celebration Service

Elite Grounds Care

Pet Care


Situations Vacant

Competent wait staff required. Flexible with excellent attitude, parttime, full-time. Send CV to or Ph: 544 1555.


 

ns, ns

Classifieds Ph.03 545 2299 or 027 699 8089

Work Wanted Sick of your plain grey sky dish? Pick your own personal colour – roof colour, house colour, any colour matt or shiney. Phone 544 4766 for an estimate quote.

Thursday 9 December




Treasure Chest = $2100


SATURDAY from 5.30pm Great food at affordable prices! Bookings preferred but not essential

Buffet for $22.50 Sundays from 5.30

LUNCH AVAILABLE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11.00am - 2.30pm See our Xmas Menu at

Saturday 11 December

Next of Kin


Ph: 543 9179

Members, their guests and affiliated members all welcome.

32 WEDNESDAY 8 December 2010


8 December 2010  

Local newspaper

8 December 2010  

Local newspaper