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Still a volunteer at 94 years old

When Arthritis New Zealand needed a local volunteer to help promote its cause and raise some money, the man to put his hand up was a 94 year old World War 2 veteran. Maurice Abrahams is a legend in Nelson. He still plays in the Nelson Brass Band, has served as a Freemason for more than 70 years and volunteers for Arthritis NZ after developing two forms of arthritis. Along with his partner Sue, Maurice leads an active life and part of it is volunteering at the Ngawhatu swimming pool, where he is a trained lifeguard. “But I only save the ladies,” he joked. Last week he and Sue spent two hours at Z petrol station in Halifax St, where he worked as a “community concierge” washing windows and greeting customers. He handed out orange tokens which his customers could use to vote for Arthritis NZ and help the charity receive cash from Z, through its Good in the Hood promotion. Maurice says he got relief from his treatment so wanted to give back, but he wasn’t sure if he’d be offered a job after his efforts. “Sue’s right into it and I just follow along, but when people respond you feel good.”

Maurice Abrahams, 94, washes a car window at Z Halifax last Friday as part of a fundraising push by Arthritis New Zealand. Photo: Andrew Board.

Noisy plane’s 6am landing A noisy New Zealand Post aeroplane is expected to land in Nelson at 6am every day for at least three weeks, which could wake people from their sleep, admits Nelson Airport Ltd. NZ Post will bring its mail from the North Island to Nelson for three to four weeks in April, as an upgrade of navigation equipment is carried out at Blenheim Airport,

where it usually goes. The work in Blenheim means the plane – a Fokker 27 Friendship – will arrive in Nelson each day at 6am and its noise will have a “noticeable” impact. But the 6am landing is much better than 3am, which is when NZ Post usually flys in and the time they had proposed to land in Nelson. Nelson Airport Ltd chief execu-

tive Kaye McNabb says the delay to 6am will have a big impact on NZ Post, but they weren’t willing to have such an impact on locals during the middle of the night. “If the aircraft arrived at 3am I am sure we would be inundated with calls wondering what was going on,” says Kaye. “After discussions with the operator it was agreed the aircraft would delay its ar-

rival until 6am, to minimise the effect. The changed schedule will have a significant impact on NZ Post with the inevitable flow on effect through the distribution and delivery chain, so we’re pleased that the operator has been so willing to co-operate for the benefit of local residents.” The first early morning landing is expected to be on April 7.

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More people attended this year’s Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare, and the organisers say it had a relaxed, family atmosphere. Kim Quint of Richmond Unlimited says feedback from the stall holders was all positive, and that this year’s event attracted more people than ever before. The Summer Harvest Fare, which had its name rebranded this year, is held to celebrate the region’s harvest, and to get together with friends and family at the end of summer. “We have such a big variety of harvest, in particular the apples and the grapes and the hops, which equates to your wine, Enjoying the Harvest Summer Fare in Sundial Square last Friday were, from left, Jarbeer, cider and food of course.” Kim says everybody at the Summer Har- rod Robinson, Mandy Pearcy, Faye Woodhead, Jayna Wadsworth and Drew Hawes. Photo: Simon Bloomberg. vest Fare was well behaved.

ENvIRoNMENT ACCoRD: An accord committing the Department of Conservation to maintaining the gains made by a privately backed environmental group was signed in Nelson over the weekend. The agreement with the $100 million Next Foundation was signed by conservation minister Nick Smith. CoFFEE ChAMPS: Rabbit Island Coffee Company co-owner Ali Slotemaker reached the semi-finals at the New Zealand Barista Championship in Wellington during over the weekend, but fell just short of a spot in the final. Ali wrote on Facebook page that she was “totally chuffed” to finish inside the top 12.

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Boy racers ‘need to be stopped’

Residents of a Stoke neighbourhood fear it’s just a matter of time until someone is killed by a speeding car on their street. At around 10pm last Wednesday night, a car driving from Main Rd Stoke turned onto Maitland Ave and did a burn out stretching almost 100 metres. It weaved over both sides of the road, woke up residents and is the final straw for many of them, demanding the police do something to stop the behaviour. Home owner Bonnie Fabish says there have been several burn outs in the street over the past few weeks but speeding cars have been a problem for several years. “I’m scared because there are loads of kids and oldies out here. We’ve been calling the police for three years but it gets to the stage where you say ‘what’s the point?’” John Scowan says Wednesday’s incident woke him up and by the time he ran onto the street other neighbours were already there and furious. “One neighbour got his number plate and we jumped in the van to go find them. We saw the car parked around the corner but the police didn’t come around.” He says the neighbour tried to

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powEr cUTS: Electricity will be cut to each of the homes and businesses that Nelson city’s substation services – from the beginning of Atawhai to Boundary Rd in Bishopdale – for one to two minutes as the power is transferred to the new substation. This will occur over the next four weeks and will happen at around 7am. Anyone with any questions or to see when their area will be affected can go to TrYAThloN bAck oN: The postponed Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon has a new date set, this Sunday, March 30. The TRYathlon was postponed due to the storm resulting from Cyclone Lusi and the new date will mean all those kids signed up for the Tryathlon can take part. It will be held at Tahunanui Reserve. SElf hArM SUpporT: Do you know someone who self harms? A group of local parents, who have experienced and survived a self-harming teen are organising a information night with practical dos and don’ts. The first meeting is at 7pm on March 26 at the Red Cross rooms in Tahuna. To register, or for more information, please phone Rachel on 021 227 7950. Gold coin entry.

A Nelson man says Air New Zealand has let itself down with rude staff, ridiculous rules and over-the-top cancellation fees. Steve Page took his nine year old son on a trip to Auckland earlier this month and because he was on crutches, packed one bag for the two of them so it would be easier to get around. The bag weighed 1.4 kg over the 23kg limit, but well under the 46kg the two passengers were allowed. But Air New Zealand staff wouldn’t allow the bag on, unless he paid an extra fee of $60. Steve refused and says the staff member waved his ticket in his face saying “did you not read the terms and conditions of your ticket?” The staff member was Errol Hardy, a supervisor for Air New Zealand in Nelson. Steve – who is also the publisher of Nelson Weekly – says the actions made him both embarrassed and humiliated, before unpacking the offending 1.4kg from their bag and taking it on board as carry-on luggage. “Both my wife, who although not travelling, was helping us get aboard, and I were extremely embarrassed and humiliated. We couldn’t believe the lack of professionalism and the lack of empathy shown for what we believe was a genuine case for some staff discretion with regard to the ridiculous tiny extra weight when we were in fact still 20kgs short of our combined allowance. We found the whole atmosphere at the Air NZ counter to be unhelpful, grumpy and condescending to us and other passengers.” He says he wanted to tell his story because

Air New Zealand staff member Errol Hardy waved a customer’s ticket in his face saying “did you not read the terms and conditions of your ticket?” many can’t. “I have since understood, by a number of frequent fliers comments, the gentleman I dealt with is a bit famous for this type of condescending behaviour and would benefit greatly by some extra staff training, or even just a damn good slap,” he wrote. “Funny thing is, Air NZ fly exactly the same kind of aluminium airplanes every other world airline does. However previously it was service and people that made it Air New Zealand.” Air New Zealand was given an opportunity to comment on the incident six days before deadline but had not responded directly to it. And more stories of anger directed towards Air New Zealand has also emerged. Nelson woman Jackie Cooper says she and her daughter flew to Wellington return late last year for an important inter-

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Closing the main block at Nelson College would have been a “nightmare”, but it’s a thought headmaster Gary O’Shea shouldn’t have to worry about with the school passing all of the seismic strengthening tests that have occurred so far. Both Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls were among the 224 schools in the country that the Ministry of Education had assessed to see if they were at risk in the event of an earthquake. Even though high profile buildings in Nelson, such as the Trafalgar Centre and Nelson School of Music, were closed for being well below the new building standard, Nelson College – the oldest state school in the country – has proven to be above it. The main block is one of three that will still be assessed in the coming weeks, but Gary says they are the lowest priority, which is why they were left last. “We own our own boarding houses and two of them were built in the late ‘30s. We had a complete seismic report done actually before the Christchurch Earthquake, and both Rutherford and Barnicoat came back at 100 per cent,” he says. “The Ministry of

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Education does their thing with the buildings they own, but we weren’t concerned because the two oldest were 100 per cent.” While the building standards have increased over the years, the Ministry ensured the buildings had been structurally upgraded to meet those as they improve and, like other schools with similar structures, they were upgraded in the 1990s. “The school has been pretty proactive in the last 15 years with the work we’ve been doing, even before the Christchurch Earthquake. We’ve got the largest number of boys we’ve had in the school’s history, so the last thing we wanted is for parts of it to be inoperable.” Gary says closing the main block would be a “nightmare”, but he’s confident it will pass. The main block was rebuilt after the Murchison Earthquake severely damaged the previous building in 1929, and Gary highlighted its structural strength by describing it as a “bird’s nest of steel with concrete”.

QUIZZED: Scarlett Morrissey-Smith talks with her team mates, from left to right, Josephine Ripley, Emily Dennis and Amelia Abbott at the Kids Literary Quiz at Nelson Intermediate on Friday. The literary quiz has been inspiring kids from 10-13 years of age to read by channelling their knowledge about books into a fun competition. Quiz winners, Nelson College Prep, will now travel to Wellington for the national final and from there, if they are successful, they have the chance to compete in the World Final in Falmouth, Cornwall in July. Photo: Jessie Johnston.


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Firemen burn down house A Hope house was purposely burnt to the ground by about 50 volunteer fire fighters last week – all for a training exercise, described as “valuable” by Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Ralph Lonsdale. Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade was approached by the owners of the house to use it for training purposes, and Ralph says it’s a much cheaper alternative to knocking it down, because of the reduced amount of scrap left over. “They’re obviously wanting to get rid of a house which could cost about $10,000. By the time we’re done with it, there are just one or two truck loads and it’s at minimal cost.” Fire fighters from Richmond, Wakefield, Upper Moutere and Mapua and Rural Fire Forces from Brightwater, Appleby and Hira, plus the Rural Fire Network were all in attendance for

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Atawhai Playcentre celebrates 50 years

Atawhai Playcentre celebrated 50 years of supporting and nurturing children and families at a special event yesterday. The centre hosted its 50th birthday with a gathering of previous and current playcentre members, and a beautifully decorated cake made by the parents. Playcentre’s were a post war organisation set up in the 1940s as a support service for women and have continued to help families with pre-school children. The Atawhai Playcentre was established in 1964 and was a branch of the Wellington Playcentre Association. Originally located down stairs

in St Peters manse, it then leased a council house on the present site. But in the 1990s, when early childhood regulations changed, they purpose-built the centre that they occupy today. At the moment the Atawhai Playcentre is home to about 33 families and is a great place for people to make new friendships and network, whether they come from overseas or are just new to the area, says supervisor Trish Nalder. “I think it connects with its name Atawhai, it’s a warm, welcoming centre and there’s always plenty of food and generosity here.”

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All the money raised from this weekend’s Walk for Water will go towards an entire network of water bores in the African township of Torwood. After last year’s popular recreation event raised $5000, Nelson charity Water for Prosperity was able to visit Torwood and successfully install three ground water bores in the town, where its residents previously had to walk for hours just to access clean water. “These bores will be the main source of water for these people,” says Matt McDowell of Water for Prosperity. “The residents of Torwood are just over the moon with the support they’re getting from Nelson.” The charity was setup by

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The Roll of Honour of soldiers from the Nelson-Tasman region who died in World War I has been posted on the Tasman Libraries website as part of a project to mark this year’s 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War. Library staff have spent the last year digitising the World War I section of Cyd Daughtrey and Eileen Thawley’s roll of honour series and finished posting it on the library’s Kete Tasman website last month. It contains information on the estimated 430 service men from the Nelson-Tasman region who died in the war that started on July 28, 1914 and now the library is inviting people to add their own family photos, diaries and letters to site. Information services librarian Cathy Vaughan says WWI had a big impact on families in the region and they wanted to put the Roll of Honour online to make it more accessible. It contains the names of the servicemen, the names of their parents, where they lived and where they served and died.

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It also provides a link to the Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Record which includes additional information including the soldier’s occupation, the vessel they sailed on and their destination and where they are buried. “About 2500 people from this area served in World War I in some capacity and nearly one in five didn’t return so it had a very big affect on the region. The aim of our project was to get all the information on these servicemen out there and then encourage families who had relatives in the war to add their own stories.” Cathy says librarians Karen Dickerson and Louise Gribbon did most of the work digitising the information and were deeply affected by some of the stories. The Roll of Honour shows that one set of Nelson brothers, Leo and Vernon Hoult, died

Karen Dickerson, Louise Gribbon and Cathy Vaughan with the Roll of Honour of soldiers from the Nelson-Tasman region who died in World War I which has been digitised and posted online. Photo: Simon Bloomberg. just days apart in France with Vernon dying on August 22, 1918 and Leo dying on September 3 but they are buried in different cemeteries in France. However, the roll shows the greatest tragedy was endured by the Harvey family who lost three brothers, Charles, Percy and Frederick, in combat - a fourth brother, William, returned home but died later of wounds. Cathy says people who want

to add their own stories and photos to the Kete can book Richmond Library staff to help them digitise and upload the material. The Richmond Library’s Imaginarium can be used free of charge recording and scanning information and photos. The digitised version of the Roll of Honour can be found by searching on the Kete Tasman website at ketetasman.


Fair will help ‘Save the Children’ The annual Save the Children Fair will be held this Saturday, with hundreds of donated goods for sale. Held again at the Stoke Memorial Hall, the fair runs from 9am until 12noon. Items for sale include kitchenware, linen, toys, games, sports equipment, collectables, jams, baking, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing and plants. Close to 60 locals will be volunteering at the fair, which has been “very popular” each year its run, say organisers. The fair is the major fundraising event for Save the Children and the money raised from this year will help in emergency work. Some of it will go towards ongoing projects, like classrooms devastated by Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines last year, while other funds will support Syrian children who have been forced to flee their homes and now live in refugee camps in neighbouring countries, and help support families living in informal settlements in Lebanon.




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Wood burners: After reading [the article] on wood burners it occurred to me that the councilors pushing for them to be allowed across our city are the same people in favour of a southern link road being built. Do these people have no care health and air quality whatsoever? Tim Skinner and Rachel Reese wish to leverage loopholes in the RMA to allow wood burners in areas where air pollution is beyond acceptable levels. The argument that heatpumps are too expensive to run for those on a fixed income is difficult to grasp, given the average heatpump costs around 30 cents an hour to run. If a single heatpump was left running 24 hours a day it would cost around $50 / week to run. The state pension is $400/week. On average, a heatpump would be on for no more than 10 hours a day in Nelson due to our high daily range in temperatures in winter therefore the cost would be closer to $25/week. Colin Robertson. Legal highs: I don’t know why the government is still allowing the crap in NZ. My partner is a nurse and had so many people come into the hospital harming themselves or loosing the plot from these ‘legal highs’. Steve Vercoe. I know of several people, it is way dangerous. I have challenged

sellers, they don’t care and hide behind the legal aspect and cream money in from addicted clientelle. As well the pawn shops that know why the people are coming in to sell everything they own/or can steal so they can get high. Burgs have increased and anxiety and depression are side effects. This stuff is so strong, and watching someone withdraw, or supporting someone to do so, is not easy. It is torture and there is a lot of collateral damage. It is a community issue. Robyn Halkett. If only it was as easy as just banning all forms of legal highs. There are so may forms as soon as one is banned a new one pops up. Mat Krahagen. This is bloody ridiculous! Legal highs and alcohol are two of the most damaging poisons out there. Ok I smoke pot, I may be biased, but well raised, mature adults, should be able to have a joint or similar, which isn’t much different to a glass or two of wine, without worrying about the law or judgement. I’d like to see legal highs banned but that isn’t going to stop people from doing it. Daniel Parker Richardson. As a health promoter, I was encouraged to see that a local teenager has written to the prime minister about the effects of legal psychoactive substances on his peers. There are several

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Nick and Bonnie Kempthrone are used to working to help others, but their latest journey has even them a little nervous. Nick is a Nelson police officer and Bonnie works for Family Education Network and they both volunteer through their church, Richmond New Life. But in just two months the Bishopdale couple will pack up their home and their three young children to move to the Philippines, to work as volunteers for Global Impact in an attempt to help stop human trafficking. Global Impact has been running for around ten years and just last year started a new programme called Born to Fly. It aims to raise public awareness of human trafficking and educating those most vulnerable. Nick says most of the victims are lured into trafficking because they’ve been deceived with promises of high paying jobs and mainly come from the poorer rural areas. Sixty per cent of those who fall into trafficking are for slave labour and forty per cent for the sex industry. Bonnie says that when they heard the details about what the charity does, they were immediately keen to be involved. “You hear tid bits

about human trafficking and you think ‘man, that’s a massive injustice’ and you feel like you’re compelled to do something but you don’t know what. So when the opportunity presented itself we were like ‘yeah, we want to join in and fight. We want to help’.” While the adjustments of moving from Nelson to a city of 1.2 million people will be huge, the Kempthorne’s say they are full of optimism about the trip, although there are a few nerves. “There are some dangers and we will stick out but we are focussed on the positives,” says Nick. “It would be really good to be able to look back at the end of the year and say ‘look at what we achieved, this is where we made a difference’.” Because they will both be volunteering for the year, and Nick will be on unpaid leave, they need to raise $40,000 for their living costs and plane tickets. To help them raise the money, they’re hosting a quiz night at the Richmond School Hall on Friday, April 4. To book a table call Bonnie on 021 0234 0656 or email nick.kempthorne@gmail. com. Or, if you’re unable to make the quiz, you can donate an item for the quiz night and auction.

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Last Friday night many of you will have been at the Harvest Summer Fare in Richmond. From a police perspective this was a well run event, and people understood and complied with their responsibilities under the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act. All the feedback we have received was that most of those attending the event had a good night, although a small number of adults did come to our attention as a result of their drinking. The difficulty with this particular event is that it attracts swarms of younger teenagers to the periphery. For some reason, the parents of all these youngsters have been hoodwinked into thinking their offspring are going into Richmond to attend the event and will be managed by some other responsible adult. The opportunities for something to go wrong, with hundreds of underage teens roaming the streets of Richmond unsupervised on a Friday night, are endless. We have dealt with the fallout from such behaviour at previous events and on Friday night police deployed a large number of our Youth Aid Services staff, along with our Public Safety Unit, in an effort to pre-empt any problems arising. While they were kept busy and did issue a number of infringement notices for breaches of the liquor ban, at the end of the day there were no serious issues or harm done. We confiscated a lot of alcohol from youngsters well below the legal age. The message I would like to get out is the police are not a babysitting service and parents need to take adequate precautions so they know where their kids are, who they’re with and what they’re doing. Checking that there isn’t a vast gulf between what they say they’re doing and what they actually get up to would be a smart idea too.

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The Nelson STIHL Shop is now under the proud new management of Jackie and Jeff Dick. Having owned the business since January, they would like to officially announce that they are established and ready to help

satisfied when they buy a STIHL product. They might be paying a bit more, but when they buy it they know they are buying it once and buying it right. It’s been proven over the years and we stand right behind it, because we think that it is a really good brand.” The Nelson STIHL Shop stocks the full range of STIHL outdoor power equipment as well as a comprehensive range of Stihl Shop Nelson’s new owners, Jeff and Jackie Dick mowers, garden tools, spray equipment and generators .They also workshop they will service any brand, carry a selection of other brands including make or model of equipment regardless of where it was purchased. Their parts man, Hustler, Masport and Rover. Whether you are a large Joe, has been in the industry since 1989 commercial client, farmer, and has a wealth of knowledge on parts, in forestry, lifestyle block chainsaws and mowers. If someone is after owner or have a small urban any kind of part for their outdoor power section, STIHL has a range of equipment, Joe will source it. Husband great tools to suit any need and wife workshop technicians Ian and or job. And because they are Leeanne, who have over thirty years of @ EDITO enthusiasts, they will offer mechanical experience, are committed to expert advice, show you how providing the highest quality of service things work and provide possible. “Quality is more important to us than cutting corners to get the job done Welcome Jeff and Jackie to the neighbourhood after-sales support. At STIHL Shop Nelson they in a hurry,” says Leeanne.” We are very (03)548-8057 • 70 VanguarD ST nElSOn service what they sell, and thorough; we fix it right first time.” Most MOnDay - SaTurDay with their fully functioning jobs can be completed within 48 hours

provide their customers with the power equipment and products to suit any job. “We wanted to settle into the business and learn about our products so we knew what we were doing and could meet our customers’ needs,” says Jeff. “And we hope to carry on the success and build on the customer service for the local and surrounding districts.” Your One Stop Shop for all Jackie and Jeff have many your property maintenance Both years of retail experience from and cleaning requirements owning their previous business, and their son Richard has come on General Property maintenance board and offers his own knowledge regarding retail and management. Painting & Decorating Jackie and Jeff decided to take on Gardening & Tree trimming ownership of the STIHL Shop Building, House & Roof wash because of the great reputation the Fences, Decks & retaining walls brand had. Commercial & Domestic cleaning “We just think that people are Valet car grooming 1/121 St. Vincent Street, Nelson

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and they offer an express service for contractors and other professional users. The STIHL workshop specialises in the service and repair of lawn mowers and chainsaws, although their technicians will turn their hands to any job. They also offer a comprehensive sharpening service for secateurs, hedge clippers, mowers, mulchers and chainsaws. STIHL knows outdoor power equipment inside out - line trimmers, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers, chainsaws, brushcutters, chippers, log splitters, water blasters - in fact, just about anything with a small engine, they have it. They also take safety seriously and will advise you on the safest way to use and operate a product on site before you take it home. They stock helmets, glasses, ear muffs, chaps, waterproof clothing, high vis gear and safety boots, as well as a range of oils and lubricants specially developed for outdoor power equipment. Jackie and Jeff would like to remind Nelsonians that now is the time to bring in your lawn mower and gardening equipment to be serviced, ready

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need to keep taking steps to care for this planet. The Earth Hour event, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), gets bigger each year. A huge range of exciting and inspiring activities have been organised for the annual event since it began in 2007. This year we are encouraged again to use our “power” to make or keep the

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Saturday 29 March from 8.30pm efficient technology, cares for others, are restoring local streams, uses renewable energy, plants trees, reduces, reuses and recycles, traps pests, conserves water, only burns dry and seasoned wood, builds ecological buildings and consciously lives and works sustainably? We can pat ourselves on the back every time we make a choice that makes a positive difference to the way we live on this planet. Earth Hour is intended to give us a bit of time out in the dark to think of ways to do things that can lighten costs, increase efficiency and innovation for personal, community,

business and environmental benefits. Each individual step counts to make for more economical living, both at home and at work. Both Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council residents can now register on the ‘Sustainable Living’ website www. sustainableliving., to find great tips to take steps proven to increase our environmental well being. Local families and businesses are encouraged to have fun and get in behind Earth Hour this weekend, to remind us that we can act in ways that are good for us all now and for our region’s children in the future.

Earth Hour is this Saturday March 29. Turn the lights off in your houses at 8.30pm and make our world a brighter place to live in.

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Former Rai Valley woman Kelleigh Burkett with daughters Paige, 9, Charli, 5, Holly, 6, and husband Craig. Photo: APNZ.

Terminally ill mum battles to create memories for girls Kelleigh Burkett knows her time with her three gorgeous girls and husband Craig is running out, and she’s trying to cram in a lifetime of memories. The breast cancer sufferer, who’s already battled chemotherapy, radiation, a double mastectomy and reconstruction, will try anything to eke out a little more family time, including experimental drug trials in Australia. “We’re going over to see that if - under any compassionate grounds - they might consider giving me this drug to slow down the cancer and give me more time with my children. That’s all I’m after.” Orignally from Rai Valley, Kelleigh, 41, thought she had overcome the aggressive cancer which was first diagnosed in June 2010, a year after her youngest daughter was born. But last May a tumour emerged in her spine. Earlier this month MRI scans found tumours had formed on her brain and in her liver. She has tried, and continues to try, everything the New Zealand medical community has to offer. This week she finished the latest round of intensive, and “very scary”, brain radiation therapy and has more treatment scheduled in a few days. But she has heard about experimental drug trials in Sydney which, if accepted into the PARP inhibitor trial drug programme, may buy her some more time. The PARP inhibitor is designed to repair glitches on damaged strands of DNA.

Kelleigh, stricken with a BRCA2+ breast cancer which affects just 5 per cent of all patients, is now trying to raise the money to fly to Australia and meet with specialists next month. “I am well aware that the options of avenue of treatment is diminishing in New Zealand,” says the former travel agent who now lives in Christchurch with her family. “We’re a small country and do the best we can. But while I’m well enough at the moment, I’m wanting to just give this promising drug a go in Australia and see if the specialists there can help me in any way. Anything is worth a go.” Kelleigh, who lost an aunt and cousin to breast cancer last year, is also aware that her daughters Charli, 5, Holly, 6, and Paige, 9, have a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the BRCA2+ gene. It puts them at risk of breast or ovarian cancer as early as their 20s. Doctors have given Kelleigh and graphic designer husband Craig, 43, expectations on how long she has. But she “doesn’t accept time frames”. “I feel I have time to put in place some things... memories that will be special for my children,” she says. She is busy compiling photo albums and planning trips away. “I want to do things where they’ll think back and say, ‘Hey, remember when mum took us there’.” To donate, visit kelleighburkett. - Story by APNZ.


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Connie Charlton is passionate about design and has been creating superb kitchens, bathrooms and laundries for her clients for nearly 18 years. Not only are they very pleasing spaces to be in, they work extremely well. Connie admits that her training has been an important part of developing her problem solving skills. “There is so much to consider in all these hard working rooms; a lot of knowledge and thought goes in to getting the best result”. Connie has thorough understanding of building construction, electrical and plumbing requirements and loves keeping up to date with the latest trends, materials



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and fittings. She has qualified as both a Certified Kitchen Designer and a Certified Bathroom Designer, and has tutored students throughout NZ studying for their NZQA qualifications in kitchen and bathroom design. Contact Connie today to have her overcome the challenges in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry design. The Certified Builders Association of New Zealand is a community of craftsmen which was established in 1998 to promote and recognise qualified builders. Members are determined to lift the quality of professionalism and standards within the industry, and you can be assured you’ll benefit from their services as all members of the association are trade qualified builders who adhere to strict guidelines for standards of workmanship and business practices. Within the association there are several skilled members in the Nelson area, who do an outstanding job in the region and have been long standing members of Certified Builders. The association also enjoys a relationship with Nelson Polytech through their ITAB apprentice partnership, which combines the professional skills taught by the Polytech with the practical, on-the-job training provided by

that a employer builders and ensures high standard of building practices are maintained. The main focus for CBANZ is to promote the skill of its members, establishing an identifiable level of competence, consistency and excellence which will help provide their clients with the best results for their build. To find a list of Certified Builders in the Nelson area visit their website at www. new house? This can be a daunting Designing a task. Your home is the largest single investment that you make and so you want to know it’s been well designed by someone suitably qualified and experienced. David Todd from David Todd Ltd Architectural Designers has been in the industry for 35 years and managed his own business for 30 years here in Nelson. David is a life member of Architectural Designers New Zealand Inc (ADNZ), being a member since 1988. David also has a NZ Certificate in Architectural Draughting and as a Licensed Building Practitioner he is able to provide documentation for council that ensures you obtain building consent. This, along with his years in the

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industry, make him well able to provide the “right design for you”. A successful real estate agent has enthusiasm, positivity and patience, a passion for people and great communication skills. Add Sue Gibbons to this list of attributes and you have an excellent real estate agent. Sue's background in sales and research has contributed to her extensive knowledge, a requirement in real estate. Having recently gained her diploma in real estate and achieved her branch managers certificate, Sue is a consistent top achiever within Summit’s Nelson office. Over the years she has been in real estate, Sue has added her own brand of professional service to her extensive client base. She loves the variety and excitement of selling houses and finds that every home and person she meets has a unique situation. Keeping in touch, genuinely caring about people and getting them to where they need to be are passions for Sue. She goes the extra mile for her clients and enjoys doing it.

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The most significant changes to the Family Court system in 20 years occur on the 31 March 2014 and Stevens Orchard Lawyers Limited are ready. The changes are around parenting disputes but they will impact on all other areas of the court process. Some of the changes include: • you must attempt an out of court process before you can access the court system (there are some exceptions); • in most cases you cannot have a lawyer appear in court for you until the Judge allows ; • you have only one chance to put in all your evidence; • all parties in a parenting dispute must complete a Parenting Through Separation course and in most cases Life member attend mediation. We offer expert legal advice on how those changes affect you. We recommend that you seek legal 56 Newman Drive, Enner Glynn | advice early. Stevens Orchard Lawyers Limited has offices in Stoke and Westport. We also offer our expertise on a wide range of legal services.

Pinnacle Painters are the specialists in domestic and commercial decorating work in the Nelson region, and include a team of six permanent staff who hold over 90 years experience in the industry. Owner Eric Walker is himself a qualified tradesman of 30 years and is dedicated to providing his customers with the best service. “My wife and I recently finished up a major remodel of our home in Nelson, and had Pinnacle Painters do the painting for us. We were so pleased, not only with the end result, but with the courtesy, respect and professionalism everyone working with Pinnacle showed us during the time they were here. I would highly recommend Pinnacle Painters to anyone; no matter how big or small the project might happen to be. Thanks Pinnacle Painters for a job well done.” (Robert We are one of the Nelson District’s Ducker and Theresa Halpine). Also members of the Master Painters Association, Pinnacle leading painters and offer you Painters provide residential interior painting, honest, genuine tradesmen and wallpapering and specialised coatings, spray customer guarantee. finish doors, plasterboard stopping and commercial interior/exterior painting of any size. If you have any queries about the services

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Each week photos from the Nelson Provincial Museum’s “glass plate” collection will run in Nelson Weekly and Waimea Weekly in the hope that more can be found out about them. Right: Rev Wilson. Tyree Studio Collection: 36188. Below: Waimea West School. Tyree Studio Collection: 36194. Can you tell us more about these photos? Email details to:

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• Living the life of a one armed paper hanger has its advantages. Television is not one of them. I am surprised at the lack of variety of programmes available. Do you know, I have switched on to The World from Above four times, only to find the same travels through Switzerland on all occasions! Thank goodness they have now switched to Ireland! Might I say as well, that very little can be said for television presenters. All the female presenters find it necessary to offer continuous cheesy smiles and it is hard to know who from whom, because they all seem to have the same hairstyle. Fitting a hearing aid takes more than a moment now, and drying my hands properly is a luxury that I am looking forward to. Long hair has proved to be a problem too. I have had to await my chance, until some obliging family member should pass by. But there are many activities that can be achieved with one hand. Just ask the mother of a new born baby! • One of the good things about this temporary situation is that there is time to listen properly, instead of hastily. I was very interested to hear Christine who works with us in Blenheim, [yes, we have a Christine who works for us in Nelson too], telling us about her planting preparations for garlic, shallots and strawberries. • She has acquired three half mussel floats. Her husband made drainage holes in each, and they are now being filled with all sorts of garden goodies like pea straw, compost, sheep pellets, and

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Nelson Cricket is “absolutely stoked” with its first ever beach cricket competition, held on the most summery day March 23 could have offered up. Twelve teams of six took part in the inaugural event, something that could feature as a fan activity when the ICC Cricket World Cup comes to town. Each match lasted just 12 overs, with every player bowling just one over. The rules were altered slightly, with teams losing five runs for each wicket, while a one handed catch saw the batting team lose seven runs.

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There was a drop-in artificial wicket, which enabled the ball to bounce when bowled, as it came to a quick halt if hit the sand. While there were no official finalists, or winners, one team did manage to go unbeaten in all of its matches. Jon Routhan of Nelson Cricket was thrilled with how the event went, and says to see 100 people down at Tahunanui Beach playing or watching the action made it a big success. “It was awesome. We’re absolutely stoked. Everything ran smoothly and the

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feedback was great,” he says. “We only had one unbeaten team across all of the games so it was fairly even.” The wait between matches was something that would be altered next time, with two pitches likely to be used, enabling a quicker turnaround for teams. “For future we certainly wouldn’t have any more than 12 teams and we’d have two pitches. Potentially, we might look at getting some travelling teams for around the time of the World Cup, but I don’t think we’d change too much to be honest.”












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Brenton Connell smashes the ball during Nelson Cricket’s beach cricket tournament on Sunday morning. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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financial contracts before I sign them, but I don’t see why I should bother reading all those boring pages. It’s just a formality isn’t it? A: It’s true that contracts tend to be a boring read. However, there are some juicy parts that you should look for before you sign. Find out if there are any charges for paying it off sooner than agreed. What are the extra charges going to be if you get behind in payments? What will happen if you still owe money at the end of the term? What rights are you giving the company? Eg. Are you giving them Power of Attorney? Is anything being used as security against the loan or agreement? Security against your ‘household possessions both current and future acquired’ means that if you stop paying the company, they can take anything you own now and anything you acquire in the future and sell it to recover monies owed to them. Can the company change the terms and conditions of your contract whenever they want to? Remember, the company must provide you with a copy of the contract and you have a 3-day cooling off period in which you can cancel the contract in writing. If you are struggling to understand the contract, take it to someone who can help you make sense of it (eg. a Budget Adviser or Community Law). We offer free, confidential advice for everyone. Send any questions to









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TUESDAY 25 March 2014


Sprinter aiming for Commonwealth Games Having lived, trained and raced in Germany in a bid to further his athletics career, Andrew Kennedy probably never expected a return to Nelson would see him finally reach his potential. The 24 year old personal trainer finished fifth in the senior men’s 100m at last

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year’s New Zealand Track and Field Championship, and he heads to the same event this weekend having ran the fastest race of his life just last month – a wind assisted 10.68 seconds. While unable to claim the time as a personal best, due to the illegal wind, it has still given him a huge

Reporter boost ahead of the national championship in Wellington, and he backed that up by running 10.82 seconds just a fortnight ago. “Looking at the times I’ve been running, wind assisted or not, and the times the other guys have been running, looking at a medal is not out of the question. You’d never say never anyway, but running that 10.68 seconds definitely gave me more confidence. When it comes to the competition I’ve consistently been getting better.” With Athletics Zealand committed to qualifying relay squads for the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games, it’s certainly a good time to be a sprinter in New Zealand. Andrew is currently part of the ten-man high performance 4x100m squad, although qualifying for the event in Glasgow this year is becoming less likely with the qualification time unable to be met in all three attempts so far. While he hasn’t been part of the A squad that has competed in Australia with the hope of qualifying, Andrew knows a top six, or top four finish at nationals will increase his chances of being involved in future squads. “There are

Sprinter Andrew Kennedy will be competing at the New Zealand Track and Field Championship in Wellington this weekend. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

ten guys in there at the moment and I’m floating around the B or C team. With that time [10.68 seconds] I’d expect to be in the B team, but they haven’t named another squad yet. But a top finish will definitely help the cause.” Even if a New Zealand 4x100m relay doesn’t qualify for the Commonwealth Games, it has stated that qualification for the Olympics is the “longer term objective”. Andrew, who will head to Wellington as part of a 25-strong Tasman team, will also be competing in the 200m sprint. He made the final in that event last year, but is definitely favouring his chances in the 100m instead. His new coach Brodie Hewlett, who Andrew credits for his progress this season, says Andrew’s training should benefit him in the longer sprint – where his personal best is 22.38 seconds. “The training has been looking fairly promising for the 200m. Recently in his last 200m sessions he did his first 21 second 200m which is the fastest he’s done in training. We just haven’t had a chance to test it out [in a race] because of his schedule,” he says. Andrew says “it’s always nice to run fast times”, but his focus will purely be in a placing at nationals, as he hopes to secure his first ever national medal. “But I would love to go out there and run two legal PBs. I’m feeling good.”

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TUESDAY 18 March 2014

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Nelson can't get past defending champs

RESPECTABLE RETURN: Marist centre Devon Scott runs through the Wanderers’ defence during Saturday’s 23-18 opening round loss. Although Wakatu Marist lost their first game back into the Car Company Nelson Bays division one rugby competition, it was a respectable result against last year’s beaten finalists Taylor’s Contracting Wanderers, who will be one of the favourites again this year. Photo: Phillip Rollo.


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It doesn't get any easier for Nelson. A week after suffering a first-up loss to the defending champions, Waimea Old Boys, in the Car Company division one club rugby championship, Nelson is this week preparing to play its old foe and city rival, Marist. Nelson's pack was its stand out performer on Saturday with props Christian Tupuola, Craig Moore and open-side flanker Ethan Blackadder all putting in strong performances. But it wasn't enough, with Waimea pulling away for the 34-26 win. Nelson co-coach Kade Heke says it was an inexperienced side that played Waimea and he believes every game this year will be tough. "I think the boys will have to get up for every game. Every week there's a strong team to play so it will be a tough year for us, every game will be touch and go." Until Nelson regains stars like Robbie Malneek, Mitchell Scott and David Havili it will have to rely on younger players and Kade says he's been impressed with the way those players have stood up, despite the loss. "Later in the game some of the boys started falling off tackles and that was our downfall really but they're working hard and we're really impressed. "We're looking ahead and we really, want to put in a good performance against Marist." He says the forward pack will be the driving force in the city derby, which is scheduled to be played at Trafalgar Park. "It's going to be a hard ask and a big game and we're counting on our senior boys like Loui

Nelson fullback Ben Tyler gets tackled in mid air by a Waimea Old Boys player at Neale Park on Saturday. Photo: Evan Barnes/Shuttersport. Harvey, Craig Moore, Mitchel Thwaites and all those boys to step up and bridge the gaps in our squad." Earlier in the day, Nelson's division two side also lost to

Waimea, 50-6. The division two side will play Marist this Saturday with the game kicking off at 1.15pm, before the senior game kicks off at 3pm.

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TUESDAY 25 March 2014


Tigers out-classed by Rabbits The Tahuna Tigers showed plenty of teeth but couldn’t catch the rampaging Richmond Rabbits at the Tahunanui Domain on Saturday, with the visitors winning the season opener, 28-16. The Rabbits were joined by the Victory Phoenix Vikings and Stoke Cobras as round one winners of the Tasman Rugby League competition, with all three games

played at Tahuna. This weekend the Tigers are back in action, travelling to play the Wanderers Wolves under lights in Brightwater. The game kicks off at 8pm, with the Phoenix Vikings playing the Rabbits at 6pm, also at the Brightwater Domain. Stoke will travel to Blenheim to play Wairau Taniwha.

The Richmond Athletic under 17 football team that competed in Auckland over the weekend against the top club sides from around the country. The Paul Cousins-coached side fundraised to reach the tournament, which also featured a team from the Nelson Suburbs club. Both the Nelson sides finished between 9th and 12th in the 24 team competition. Paul says it was a great opportunity for the local teens to play against the top young players from around the country. “They’ve worked really hard to get here, fundraised and trained, and it’s a good chance to see how good they really are.” Photo: Andrew Board.

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548 4949 Tahuna Tigers Sunny Morgan, left, attempts to fend off the defence of the Richmond Rabbits Dean Campbell on Saturday. Photo: Evan Barnes / Shuttersport.

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