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Fury at ‘sky-high’ Air NZ prices Air New Zealand’s high prices to fly to and from Nelson have attracted a huge wave of criticism from its own customers. Last week Nelson Weekly reported on several issues that local customers were having with the airline. Since then close to 200 emails, phone calls and comments via the newspaper’s website and Facebook page have flooded in, our largest response ever. A handful of comments were negative about the story but more than 90 per

cent praised the paper for reporting the high prices and other issues including alleged rude behaviour from one of its staff members. Kim Langridge, the airport manager for Air Nelson says she was disappointed in the article. “Errol Hardie has worked for Air New Zealand for more than 25 years and during his time he has proudly served thousands of Nelsonians. Clearly there are some peo-

Andrew Board Editor ple who have been disappointed with Errol’s customer service which is something we will certainly discuss with him.” This newspaper had over 37 authenticated written complaints many of which were forwarded to the airline in an attempt to

show them the perceived severity of the situation. Other issues raised included Air New Zealand’s monopoly on the industry in Nelson and the high fares they offer. Last week Air New Zealand said the cost of its fares was higher for smaller aeroplanes. “The operating costs for these aircraft are higher and the costs are shared by fewer passengers and this is reflected in the ticket


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prices. As a comparison, Air New Zealand operates larger A320 aircraft on our Tasman and Pacific Island routes which not only have lower operating costs they also carry up to 168 passengers at a time.” But a retired engineer came forward this week to debunk that reason, saying the operating costs for smaller planes are a lot less. “It is not true that smaller turboprop operated out of Nelson cost more to operate than larger jets on other domestic routes. A 737-800’s operating costs are $US7578 per hour. A Q300 (Nelson) operating costs are $US2688 per hour,” wrote Tony Emsley. “The high late booking price is because the airline knows that people will pay it when they have to travel. Of course no competition does help.” Kelly Kilgour, of Air New Zealand, says the airline does discount fares to various des-

tinations and bigger planes are coming to Nelson more. “We deploy our larger more efficient aircraft to regional centres in line with demand. Nelson is a growth market and we’re increasingly utilising our larger 68 seat ATR aircraft on the Auckland-Nelson route to increase capacity and stimulate demand which will ultimately flow through to being able to offer a greater volume of cheaper fares out of Nelson.” But customers were less than happy with the current state of pricing. Diane Boote says she had to fly to Christchurch for an urgent MRI scan after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The return airfare cost her $456, which she found “ludicrous” and applied for dispensation for urgent medical treatment. “This MRI could not be done in Nelson, and Christchurch was the only alternative. I am a long-time Koru member and also a shareholder in Air New Zealand,” she

pleaded to Air New Zealand. The response from Air New Zealand was: “Unfortunately our guideline cannot cover passengers who need to make last minute bookings for medical visits at other ports. Mrs Boote, I am sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis and wish you well.” Sophie Thorn says when she was skiing down in Queenstown last year she spoke to a few people who had instead of taking a flight from Nelson direct to Queenstown had taken a flight from Nelson to Auckland, Auckland to Brisbane, Brisbane to Queenstown as it was “so much cheaper” than flying Nelson to Queenstown. “It’s disgusting the prices they charge, just because they are taking advantage of Nelson, it’s stripping people from being able to enjoy a nice holiday and in some cases visiting family members around NZ.” Helen Hills wrote that she recently went on-line to book tickets to fly from Nelson

to Melbourne, via Auckland and return from Sydney. “The fares seemed excessive compared to the fares that our friends had booked out of Blenheim for the same destinations. We looked at earlier and later flights from Nelson to connect with the Auckland to Melbourne flight, but they were even more expensive. In the end, we decided to drive over the hill and travel with our friends from Blenheim, saving $606, minus the fuel.” But Air New Zealand says it does release cheap flights. “Our cheapest fares always sell out first for obvious reasons. If a customer is trying to book very close to their travel date or on a particularly popular date the cheapest fares are generally already sold out. However, Air New Zealand continually releases discounted fares to various domestic destinations.” An editorial on this issue is printed on page 13 of this newspaper.

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Police after car tyre slasher Police are on the hunt for a car tyre-slasher after they received 32 complaints about their cars having their tyres slashed. Sergeant Mal Drummond says police had received the complaints over the last three months and most of those vehicles had all four of their tyres damaged. The reported incidents have occurred in a range of locations, including the city, Stoke and Motueka. All have occurred at night

and some of the vehicles were parked up private driveways. Mal says they’d like to hear immediately from anyone who sees suspicious behaviour around cars and that the offender or offenders would face serious criminal charges. “This type of mindless vandalism is incredibly inconvenient and expensive for the victims,” he says. He says police believed the offender, or offenders, were using a large chef ’s knife or simi-

lar sharp object. “Carrying a knife like that is an offence in itself, and it concerns me that someone could be hurt if they tried to confront an offender.” He says anyone with information about who may be responsible for the offending should call police on 546 3840. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Anyone who witnesses this offending taking place should call 111 immediately.

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brook cAmp: Nelson City Council has told its community services committee to engage with the community futher before coming back to it about a proposal to close the Brook Valley Holiday Park. Community services chair Pete Rainey says the council has discovered is that the community really wants to have a serious conversation about this issue. Formal consultation will happen before any decision is made. ShAkESpEArE fEST: The University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival is on this Saturday, April 5. The festival will be held at Nayland College in the Nayland College Performing Arts Centre and will feature students from each on the region’s colleges. Some students will be selected to go on to compete at the national final. poSh picNic: Broadgreen House is celebrating the opening of their Heritage Week Transport exhibition, A Path Well Travelled, with a posh picnic that will include many of the car clubs from the Nelson area. Their aim is to host an extravagant picnic with Gatsby style costumes, gazebos and as much tea and cakes as you can possibly eat. The public are welcome to come and take part for a small fee and browse their exhibition.

Home electricity bills rose higher in Nelson and Marlborough than anywhere else in the country, a whopping $133, or 6.2 per cent. Nationwide, the average increase was $63 in the 12 months to February, with the biggest increases generally occurring in some smaller cities. Dunedin got off the

lightest, with an increase of $9 and Auckland came second at $13, reported the New Zealand Herald. The figures come from an analysis - done by small retailer Powershop - of survey data published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Grey Power Nelson, which has been wor-

ried about the increase in power prices, says the findings are not good news for Nelsonians and its president Neville Male says they need to stop. “While this is happening at one end, we have a policy against using wood burners at the other, so we’re being squeezed both ways, something needs to happen.”

SPCA over-run with cats and kittens The Nelson SPCA was already over-run with cats and kittens, and its resources are being stretched again after one man dropped off another 16 kittens to its Motueka site. About once a year the Nelson SPCA puts a call out to the public to say they are overrun with felines. Currently there are 21 adult cats and 20 kittens up for adoption – while that number is still short of its record of 65 cats in 2010, resources are stretched to cope with the higher popular. Feline assistant Carmin Torrance didn’t want to elaborate on the situation where a man dropped off 16 kittens he didn’t want, but says the Nelson SPCA was hopeful they could be brought over from Motueka once its

current numbers had reduced. “Hopefully we can get some moving over the week. I’ve had some others wanting to drop some off but we’ve had to hold them off for another week,” she says. “Once every year [we reach our limit] and it’s generally in this period after Christmas time with people moving or going away but this is the second or third time this year we’ve had to put a call out.” Nelson SPCA takes on unwanted cats even though some other SPCAs do not, because they are worried “what would happen to them if we didn’t?” says Carmin. Carmin says pet owners need to take more responsibility and look for new potential owners before dropping them

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Nelson SPCA feline assistant Carmin Torrance with some of the kittens that are up for adoption. Photo: Phillip Rollo. off at the SPCA as a last resort. “It just worries me that if we don’t take them then people will leave them and we’ll end up with them anyway.”

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Getting together for Neighbours Day Streets turned into neighborhoods over the weekend, with residents getting together for street barbecues, garage sales and clean ups – all to celebrate Neighbour’s Day. Neighbour’s Day Aotearoa was started by Lifewise in Auckland, which then partnered with Neighbourhood Support to get it into cities around the country. With funding, Neighbourhood Support were able to offer Pestell’s meat vouchers, Bidvest cakes and skip hires from Transpacific Waste for any of the streets to apply for. “It went out to all of the Neighbourhood

Neighbours Neil Little, Alma Kelleher and Toni Benton of Burrough Place in Enner Glynn get together for a street barbecue. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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SUMMERFEST: Cyprus and Xyniia Tanoa-Robinson enjoy the police car at Auckland Point School’s Heart of the Haven Fair. Auckland Point Principal, Sonya Hockley says the fair had a wonderful atmosphere and was a really special evening with great music and a variety of food and activities. She was “blown away” by the number of people who came out to support the school. Around $7000 was raised for the upgrade of their swimming pool area. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

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The region’s elderly will have an opportunity to find out what 3D really means and have some myths about residential care explored and exploded at this Thursday’s Nelson Tasman Positive Aging Expo at the Headingly Centre, near Richmond. The popular expo is aimed at showcasing the recreational, health and social services that help make ageing a positive experience in the region. It will be opened by the Minister of Senior Citizens Jo Goodhew and will feature 68 stalls, two seminars and a range of activities and demonstrations. Nelson Tasman Positive Ageing Forum chairperson Gail Collingwood says the seminars will be especially interesting with president of the Retirement Villages Association New Zealand, Margaret Owens, discussing residential care and Christchurch Dr Jenny Keightley talking about home-based support starting at 10.15am. Geriatrician Dr Mike Ball’s seminar, titled Life in 3D, will address the issues of dementia, delirium

and depression and Heather Lackner of Alzheimers Nelson will talk about support available for dementia clients and their families, starting at 1pm. Gail says Margaret’s seminar will be popular because there are a number of options available for retirement. “People are making choices about where they want to live when they retire but there are so many different options. Different people also have different perceptions about retirement villages and I’m sure Margaret will help explore the realities and explode the myths.” Gail says there will also be a wide range of stalls and activities including free health checks and free CarFit checks to older drivers. The Expo is aimed at older adults and their families and runs from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits provided. A free bus service will run from Sundial Square in Richmond to the Expo every 30 minutes from 10am to 1.30pm.




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Nelson’s economy growing faster Nelson’s economy is growing faster than the national average and the manufacturing industry is leading the way. Last year, Nelson and Tasman combined to contribute $3,795,000,000 to the nation’s gross domestic product, or 1.8 per cent

of the country’s total GDP, according to figures released last week by Statistics New Zealand. Manufacturing plays a big part in the local economy, with it performing particularly strongly in 2011 when it made up about 13

per cent of the region’s GDP. Between 2007 and 2011, the rental, hiring and real estate services and health care and social assistance industries contributed the most to the region’s GDP increase. In 2012, the main contributor to the

increase was professional, scientific, technical, administrative, support services and agriculture industries. Statistics New Zealand says Nelson and Tasman have a “well-diversified economy” for a small region.

Nelson man celebrates 104th birthday One of Nelson’s oldest residents, Otho Powis, reckons the secret to his longevity is leading an active, healthy lifestyle and abstaining from cigarettes and alcohol. Otho celebrated his 104th birthday with two of his nieces, Richmond sisters Coral Rauhihi and Heather Perry, at the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village in Stoke last Thursday. Coral says Otho always told her that remaining active and “never drinking or smoking” were the reasons he has lived so long, although it appears that good genes are also a big factor. “He is the second youngest of five children and they all lived to their 90s,” Coral says. “Our Mum was 99 when she died so there’s some good genes there.” Coral says Otho was born in Waiau

in North Canterbury where he lived and worked as a carpenter. When he retired, Otho and his late wife Joyce moved to Nelson, living in Marybank and then Rutherford Street. Coral, who helped look after Otho for the last 14 years he was at home and his Presbyterian Support caregiver Pam Fraser say Otho has a “wicked sense of humour”. “He was so funny at times,” Pam says. “I can’t repeat some of the things he used to say but he was hilarious.” Coral says Otho remained healthy and active until just over a year ago when he started to lose his mobility. “He was living at home and doing well until recently. We had a heck of a job getting him to leave and come in here - he wanted to stay at home with his garden.”

Otho Powis celebrates his 104th birthday with his nieces, Coral Rauhihi, left, and Heather Perry at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village last Thursday. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

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Eight local businesswomen asked the question and last Thursday they were provided with a winner to their Most Wonderful Woman competition – Annette Taylor. The businesswomen featured in Nelson Weekly last month to promote the competition and reward the winner of the competition with a $2300 prize package, involving each of their businesses. Annette is a director of boarding and director of international students at Nelson College and was chosen as the winner by Nelson’s first female mayor, Rachel Reese, from a shortlist of six local women. The other five finalists were Heather Brownie, Anne Waters, Caroline Wade, Lin Ginty and Rita Serfontein.

Annette is battling melanoma and was nominated for the title by her friend, Christine Sutherland. In her nomination, which tells of Annette’s courage and strength in the face of adversity, Christine wrote: “What makes Annette special is her incredibly positive attitude.” Annettee says she is delighted to win. “I’m overwhelmed and humbled. When I was first told of the nomination, I asked if the caller was sure they had the right person. I’m really looking forward to the beautiful prizes, but feel grateful that this also gives me an opportunity to spread the ‘get it checked’ message, Melanoma is a sneaky cancer, it can manifest itself in unusual places, so you don’t always know you have it.”

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Shoppers at the Richmond Mall were treated to musical entertainment on Thursday night, with the first of the Rock da House mini concerts being held in the food court. The Richmond Mall will host an hour long performance every two-to-three weeks by a different school involved in the Rock da House initiative, right up until the official Richmond Mall Rock da House concert in Motueka in August. Musical director John Phillips says the first performance, which featured friend and family duos, was a big success. “It was just a really nice atmosphere and being nice and relaxed was good for the performers too,” he says. “I think it was great, eh.” Richmond Mall manager Belinda de Clercq says the feedback had been really positive. John says the mall gave the performers a “ready-made-audience”. “That’s the whole idea. People from all walks of life will be exposed to all sorts of different music and hopefully it encourages them to get their children into it.” The next performance will be by Brightwater School on April 10, starting at 6:30pm.

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Having a party/event/function? Call our photographer 548 4949 or 027 548 4948 John Rollston, Geoff Caradus, Chris Bowater and Jason Park at Bowater Honda.

Izzy Taikato and Demi Salton at Jeremy and Oakley's combined birthday party.

Hudson Dodd and Emma Thompson at Bowater Honda.

Cam and Harry Salton at Jeremy and Oakley's combined birthday party.

Maddi Springer, Tayla Trathen and Georgia Trathen at Jeremy and Oakley Salton's combined birthday.

Oakley Salton and James Lash at Oakley's 21st birthday.

Truus and Zeta Van der Wel, at Auckland Point School on Friday night.

This week we have photos from Bowater Honda, where they hosted a business after 5 event in conjuction with the Chamber of Commerce. We also have photos from Oakley and Jeremy Salton's combined 21st and 50th birthday parties and some from Auckland Point School. Remember, if you’d like us to come and take photos at your event or party give us a call on 548 4949 or you can email us at editorial@ See you next week.

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Sharon and Jeremy Salton at Jeremy's 50th birthday party.

Cameron Lawes with Jacqui Singleton at Bowater Honda last week.

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Volunteer at 94: Loved the story on Maurice the 94 year old volunteer. What an inspiration. I smiled when he said he only saves the ladies when being a lifeguard, as I’m sure many others did. S. Cross (Via text). Legend! Sharon Nicholls. Agree, legend! We need more people like this man in the world! Amir Corina. Deserves a knighthood. Brenda Kenny.

If only it made everyone out there who don’t want to work think a little and get out and do something helpful. Helen Morrison. Residents fed up with boy racers: Shame the police don’t have a spare unit on a Friday, Saturday night to watch pea viner corner in Appleby. They’d make heaps of revenue from “loss of traction” tickets!!! And the coastal highway is a drag strip!!! Janelle Thorpe. I had some idiot do this right in front of me up Jenner Rd not long ago. I rang the poilce because he nearly took my car out with my son it in and he

got done big time. Tara Jolly.

Nelson College safe from quake risk: It’s mad really, as always a risk of earthquakes in NZ so why are buildings “at risk”. Surely this would be a factor when building? Marie Allen. Shows people 150 years ago had more sense when building them they do now. Simon Scowen. Air NZ: Air NZ are a joke. We normally fly Jetstar to Oz never had a problem. We just came back from Gold Coast on Thursday last week. Our daughter bought a skate board over there Air NZ wanted to charge us $120 to get it on the plane. Sadly after all the crying we had to leave it at the airport we simply could not afford to bring it back. Terrible service in NZ and Oz. Will only fly other airlines from now on. Rebecca Thomson. My daughter had a similar experience flying out of Nelson a while ago. Flying with her daughter, they had one suitcase between them which was 4kg over the limit. She was instructed to either carry the excess baggage on herself - or pay the (from memory $5.00 per kg) excess. They had one small carryon bag, and were required to put the excess into a plastic bag, as they were allowed a carryon

Nelson’s only garden of remembrance is now open to view. It started with a dream but now the dream is made real at the stunning Hope Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium. Hope Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium is Nelson’s first and only such memorial garden. It was created to provide families with the option of choosing a natural garden setting as a place of final rest for themselves or a loved one. It is a naturally beautiful, peaceful setting often not found in public cemeteries today. Our awardwinning main building is a multi-roofed complex featuring a chapel, gathering spaces, offices and a Memorial Book room. Water flows beneath each part of this graceful space providing a metaphor for the flow of life, death and continuance. The entrance to the main building is supported by four impressive carved pou or poles, designed by Golden Bay artist Robin Slow, and featuring tui and harakeke. The pou represent Ngā hau e wha or the four winds, signifying a place where all people may come together.

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bag each of course. After complaining about the stupidity of this ruling, and asking how she was supposed to carry two bags and her daughter, the only redeeming factor was that the check in woman did arrange for someone to meet her at the plane at her Auckland destination to assist. Obviously the ruling has not been made by staff checking people in, but how one slightly overweight bag instead of the allowance of two makes any difference is totally illogical. It is not as though the extra weight is an OSH issue, as it is O.K. if you pay for it. Another example of NZ bureaucracy. L.K. Fitzgerald. The timing of this article could not have been better! I had a similar experience and have mailed a formal complaing to Air NZ over a month ago with no response. We arrive 4 minutes late for a 6:30am flight to Christchurch. The airport was empty and quiet. This was the start of our trip to take my daughter to Otago University and drop her off. The same man you wrote about was so incredibly rude. Our plane was still on the ground and he refused to let us board. He kept pointing at our ticket to show us we were wrong by arriving late as our ticket ‘clearly stated’. I begged and actually broke down in tears. We had to pay $200 to rebook for a flight two hours later, which was half full. It took

Chapel – Clean lines, natural timber, generous ceiling height and sparkling stained glass windows make for an airy, light-filled ambience. This classical yet modern facility discretely incorporates the latest in audio visual technology and web-streaming capability. Memorial Wall and Memorial Room – The Memorial wall offers a temporary memorial position for families and friends to visit before a permanent resting place is selected or made ready. The Memorial Room is detached from the main building and looks towards the rolling hills. All those who rest here have their name entered in hand-crafted calligraphy in our Memorial Book. Professional Partners – We work in partnership with the region’s leading funeral directors and we recommend the services of Marsden House Funeral Directors , Waimea Richmond Funeral Directors and Golden Bay Motueka Funeral Services. They offer exceptionally high standards of service. Visiting – Please feel free to visit our facilities at any time or call us on 03 542 2292 if you have any questions. You’ll also find more information on our website


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him about two minutes to rebook us and I might add, our plane was still on the ground as we sat down to wait. What a pity that we have no power and they hold it all. Andrea Adair. Firstly, Air New Zealand is incredibly disappointed in the way the Nelson Weekly has managed the enquiry which resulted in the article ‘Air New Zealand left me humiliated’. Publicly highlighting an individual employee in this way is extremely invasive and has naturally caused distress. Errol Hardie has worked for Air New Zealand for more than 25 years and during his time he has proudly served thousands of Nelsonians. Clearly there are some people who have been disappointed with Errol’s customer service which is something we will certainly discuss with him. Having recently stepped into the role of Nelson Airport Manager I am very proud of the team who deliver great customer service to the 676,000 passengers who pass through this very busy airport every year. I’m totally committed to ensuring our team delivers a seamless experience to all of our customers and welcome feedback – both the good and the not so good – directly to me at and I will respond personally. Kim Langridge, Airport Manager - Nelson Air Nelson.









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Bettie McInnes and Bernice Stott at the Save the Children Fair which was held for the 20th year at the Stoke Memorial Hall. Save the Children are an international organisation and the Nelson branch is part of Save the Children New Zealand. This year they are giving money to two emergency areas. One is in Syria for the people who are being relocated to Lebanon where they are living in makeshift conditions and the other half of the fundraised money will be going to the Philippines to rebuild classrooms and supply educational material after Typhoon Haiyan hit last year. Sixty volunteers have helped with the stalls for the fair and organisers are extremely grateful for their work. It was a tremendous response from the public and a total of $8362 was raised which they are very happy to be able to pass on. The Save the Children Shop can be found at 56A Buxton Square, Nelson 7010. Photo: Jessie Johnston. SP

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Editorial: Air NZ needs to sort its prices Steve Page Air New Zealand is being a bit naughty. They have a public relations division to “snow” a story when it arises and the story that arises most often? Overcharging on their fares. Let’s have a look at Nelson. Air New Zealand holds the monopoly with around 95 per cent of passengers flying with Air NZ. Due to Nelson’s short-ish runway, no jets can fly in, so there is no real competition and the location is ripe for the plucking. No competition, a seemingly more affluent customer and the fourth busiest airport in NZ make this an airline’s dream. It’s called a ripe revenue stream and any business would look at this situation and basically find out how far the prices can be pushed up. That’s not really a super-bad thing but there has to be limits. Air NZ state they do have “compassionate fares” and advise passengers that for an extra $12 they can insure the fare if they have to change it. But how it works is that you change the ticket, pay the extra and then when you get back from your journey you fill out the 3-4 page claim form and if you can still be bothered send it away for consideration and even then you may be refused. We were unable to locate anyone who had taken advantage of the compassionate airfares and in one instance as one passenger said, “it’s my business so I’m not comfortable explaining my personal and often very private circumstances to a complete stranger”. Why are we putting up with this? You can be sure the only thing that will stop this is the introduction of a competitor. Air NZ has shown in the past they are quite comfortable putting up with the complaints and squawking of the Nelson people because the business model is so lucrative. The old snow job of it being more expensive to operate from Nelson than a huge jet flying overseas is just PR hype. The prices are all relative. A small prop plane, such as those used here in Nelson,

are cheaper to run, crew, land and pay for. So why not match the fares accordingly? Here’s what we have been told by our readers as far as recent unbelievable prices go: $1200 return for two to Christchurch, $832 one way for two to Auckland, $2400 for two to Whakatane return and $789 return for one person to Dunedin. We’ve also heard of a $105 charge just to change a changeable airfare for three to Wellington. And $1100 for a return fare to Bluff to bury a relative. These fares are on a par with international fares. Most of these were bookings made one week out. There is a social responsibility on Air NZ’s part to provide a reliable, competitive service that also recognises compassionate and emergency situations and reacts accordingly. Not drop the level of service on board, charge at every whim, and continue to put badly-behaved staff, such as in last week’s issue, in front of the public. The public need to be treated with dignity and respect. You know we get better service from the health sector now than from Air NZ. The most ironic twist and they hear this all the time, is that when they got into big strife and were losing millions it was us, the taxpayers who bailed them out. Now we acknowledge that’s not healthy and we may well see that with Qantas soon however what we want from Air NZ is this: There has to be a balance, not the continual raping of the fares in and out of Nelson. Think about lost sporting chances and indeed business opportunities as well as personal relationships that depend on an efficient and fair price structure for air travel as well as that good old ground service. As Nelson grows and demands are put on the ability to travel with financial ease as part of our ongoing success and growth Air NZ sits like a big fat aluminium budgie on the runway with its head up its bum. And let’s face it Air NZ, no country ends up being without an airline, no matter what. And the guys from Origin warned us this would happen, didn’t they? Fiona Thompson and Susan Lawrence near the finish line during Sunday’s Walk for Water charity event. Around 120 people took part in this year’s event with more than $1900 raised for the charity. Organisers say it was a big success and all of the funds will contribute to the installation of an entire network of ground water bores in the African township of Torwood later this year.

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RATIONS just love to support women and men in the most personal and intimate parts of their lives. Call us today for an appointment on 03 546 8155 BUPA Care Services home recognised for quality care. Flaxmore Care Home, formally known as Naomi Courts has been awarded a 4 Year certification from the Ministry of Health Audits. Held in high regard, the 4 Year Certification provides residents and families with peace of mind that they are receiving care that meets a high standard. These audits can be valuable for people looking for a care provider, as this is an external check that is completed regularly. Care homes undergo regular audits against the NZ Health and Disability Sector Standards. Compliance with each of the 249 standards is rated by standard criteria, including Continuous Improvement where criterion is fully attained, with the service demonstrating continued review and improvement. “We are very proud to have been awarded a four year certification together with 6 Continuous Improvements, and are pleased that there is this recognised standard”, said Jackie Mackenzie-Howe, Care Home Manager.

Nelson Periodontics for a friendly consultation if you Untreated gum disease can also place you at greater risk of heart disease have any concerns about your gum health. There are two main types of gum disease – Gingivitis (af- and strokes. Smokers, or those with weaker immune sysfecting up to 75% of the population) and Periodontitis tems, are at greater risk of severe periodontal destruction. (affecting 30% of adults over the age of 30yrs). Both infec- Successful management of periodontal disease depends tions can be treated and controlled, but the earlier they on early treatment, so contact Nelson Periodontics for a are diagnosed and managed the better your chance of pre- friendly consultation if you have any concerns about your gum health. venting tooth loss. Gum disease doesn’t normally cause pain, but warning signs include: gums that bleed after brushing or flossing; red, swollen or tender gums; persistent bad breath; gum recession and gums that pull away from the teeth; loose or DICAL CENT separating teeth and tooth sensitivity. O KE M E R

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Janine Forrester-Vale of Cherish Property Clearance Services is dedicated to providing a friendly and cost efficient property clearance service in the Nelson region, and ensuring that memories are kept alive in a positive way throughout the community. She can take care of everything when it comes to clearing and cleaning a property whatever the situation, although the two main services that Cherish offer are deceased estate clearances Janine Forrester-Vale and living estate clearances. Whether you are downsizing, moving home or are needing assistance with the home of a deceased loved one, Cherish is able to clear the entire unwanted contents of a property, including garage/ sheds and yard, donate or sell on behalf, return rental items, sort through personal items such as legal documents and leave the property clean, tidy and ready for sale, rent or to move into. Their services are all carried out with privacy, no judgment and respect at all times, to make what can be a difficult and stressful time easier for you. A free, no obligation estimate is available for the immediate Nelson area, so call Janine on 027 322 7014 or email her at Silvana Gottini, co-owner of Southern Exposure Tours (S.E.T.), a kiwi owned small group tour company, is passionate about their unique style of travel. She says that people come away feeling like they have been travelling with a bunch of friends, not on a group tour. So if you are “not a group tour person” this is a great alternative, while still having fabulous off-thebeaten-path experiences and feeling safe in countries that may be a little out of your Silvana Gottini comfort zone. Some of the trips Silvana is personally leading in 2015 are Costa Rica & Cuba and the amazing Trans-Siberian/Mongolian Railway. * Readers BONUS: If you’d like to experience these destinations first hand and the Southern Exposure tours unique style of travel, you will receive free Galapagos entry and one free pre or post trip extra night on the PERU & GALAPAGOS ADVENTURE, if you book by 30 April. Just cut out this ad and send it in when booking. For more information on all the tours, visit: www. or email Dynamite Pole Studio offers anyone the opportunity to become involved in their fun, sexy and exciting pole dance training. Trina Star is a qualified pole teacher and offers expert pole fitness training for any person. No matter what sex, shape or age you are, if you have the enthusiasm and are keen to give it a go, Trina will be happy to instruct you. Dynamite is also the perfect option for a Hens Party. From mild to wild, dynamite will offer a glass of bubbly on arrival, Katrina Duffield an hour pole routine tutorial and a teacher to show where you can get a feel for what it is possible to achieve with practice. Trina takes group and private classes for pole lessons and her new Poga, with the first half of the lesson being pole and last half yoga. There are also $5 yoga classes available which are run by one of her students, Alice. Fitness is not the focus for dynamite, it just happens along the way. Trina believes the most important thing is the fun and growth of confidence that her students experience. Don’t be scared to give it a go, the classes are designed for women and are about empowering them. If you are interested in what Trina can offer you then keep a look out for their performances around Nelson and call her on 021 133 7465. Suzanne Robinson is a psychic clairvoyant, an energy healer and a mentor, and offers her services for inspirational readings in order to provide guidance and support. Through her readings, Suzanne has been able to give her clients accurate spiritual messages, guidance and healing to move forward in their lives. To get a reading from Suzanne instantly, use her psychic line on 0900 50 500 or you could take advantage of her Suzanne Robinson in-person readings, or she could call you on your landline or mobile for a phone reading. Suzanne has had great success with her Reiki healing, which has cured a number of ailments including sports injuries, muscular conditions, other health disorders and has also reduced pain levels. Do not hesitate to contact Suzanne about any of her services. Let her help you move forward and find answers in your life. Call her on 027539 0409 or email her at Or, if you are interested in an instant psychic reading, call her psychic line on 0900 50 500.

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With a talented and passionate team behind her, Gaila Moreu has turned her salon in Tahunanui into a relaxing oasis for clients who enjoy a great experience and exceptional results. After graduating from the Aveda Advanced Academy in Vancouver BC, Gaila spent years taking every kind of hair course available. This progressed into teaching, and while maintaining a full clientele both here and in Canada for the past 13 years, she also uses her technical and creative abilities to continually grow H2O’s fantastic team of passionate stylists. April 1st marks H2O Hair’s fourth birthday, and to celebrate Gaila is offering a discount of 25% off the full service when you get a Kerasilk smoothing treatment combined with a cut, during the months of April and May. Kerasilk is the world’s first customisable smoothing treatment which can reduce and reshape curls and provide frizz free hair for up to 5 months. Our friendly and skilled stylists offer quality service at affordable prices, and are always happy to sit down and discuss creating a look that suits you and your lifestyle best. If you are unhappy with your hair or just looking for a change, call H2O Hair to book an appointment or to arrange a free consultation. Kelsey is a born and bred Nelsonian, she worked hard to buy her first home at the age of 20 and since then she has quickly learnt the logistics of owning a home and the care that must be taken to prolong a property’s life. She highly enjoys the challenge property management provides her as there is always diversity in her role, whether it is placing the perfect tenant in a home that matches their lifestyle and requirement’s, chasing up late rent payments or dealing with vacating negotiations, there is always something interesting to be done. To be great in this role you must be organised, a multi-tasking expert and able to build many positive relationships with people. “We take the hassle out of property investment, so the landlord can sit back and reap the rewards” says Kelsey. Currently in Nelson there is a strong demand for rental properties, especially three bedroom homes, they are being signed up within a week or two in most instances. So if you’re looking to rent your property or would like to take a break from managing your investment, Kelsey would love to hear from you. Kelsey is able to provide you with a FREE rental appraisal whenever suits you, just give her a call. Colleen Wastney and her husband Jason, have owned and operated Para Rubber for 5 years and are proud to say their business is continually growing bigger and better every year. Para Rubber stocks a range of products, but specialise in rubber and foam which they can cut to any size you require. Colleen Wastney The fact their foam is New Zealand made provides them with the opportunity to control the quality and price, meaning you are getting the best product for your money. Para Rubber have a huge selection of products from raincoats and gumboots to swimming pools and pool chemicals, vehicle trims, tubing, tips, plugs, weather strips and seals. They also like to think they are problem solvers and are constantly thinking outside the square to help their customers. To contact Para Rubber call 03 548 7162 or visit them at 165 Haven Rd, Nelson. They are open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, Saturdays 9:30am3pm and Sundays 10am-3pm.

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Women’s service group turns 50

A Nelson service club is preparing to host its 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend, when they can reflect on a significant impact on the city. Soroptimist International of Nelson was chartered on April 4, 1964, when membership cost two guineas. Internationally, Soroptimist International has more than 83,000 members in 127 countries and 32 of those members are from the Nelson group. Over the past five decades the group has remained relatively strong in numbers and still raises and donates thousands of dollars to charities each year. Their most enduring fundraiser is the Christmas puddings, which this year will celebrate 30 consecutive years in action. Soroptimist members make the puddings from a recipe that was given to them 30 years ago from a Soroptimist member in the United States. But their largest fundraiser was Toy Fantasia, which was held four

times over eight years in the mid80s and early 90s. That fundraiser earned them $66,000 in total and the interest earned from that money is still distributed to local charity groups each Christmas. In the early years, members of the newly-formed group fundraised to provide amenities for an occupant in the extension of Whareama Hospital in Stoke and their first international project was to provide money for furnishing a nursery for disabled children in Saigon. More recently, the group has been responsible for the Teen Parent Unit at Auckland Point School, assisting both in financially and in time and man-power in helping get the unit off the ground. Organiser of the anniversary celebrations, Gay Northcott, says delegates from around New Zealand will be in town for a lunch and slide show presentation and they are hoping it will include a foundation member, Joy Anderson.

Members of the Soroptimist International of Nelson group are from left, Gay Northcott, Linda Anderson, Megan Riddell, Rachael Taylor and Nicky Borras. Photo: Andrew Board.

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What is happening in the Nelson residential Real Estate market? Steady to strong sales through the Summer months, with out of town buyers leading the way. We are finding that desirable family homes in popular locations are in good demand, especially if they are well presented, with many of these homes attracting multiple offers. Also, as usual with the “Baby boomer” demographic, we cannot get enough easy care, low maintenance properties on the flat close to Nelson (The Wood), or Stoke shops, or near Queen Street in Richmond. This trend will only increase with huge demand from local and out of town retirees. First home buyers are still out and about too, some with their parents assisting in deposits. Nelson real estate will never go out of fashion! What can Simon offer you when selling your home? Simon has consistently been a top selling local Nelson agent for several years, and has built a great reputation and referral network. Simon can offer you a fair and reasonable commission rate so you can maximize your profit, combined with a professional marketing package utilizing a soughtafter professional photographer, all major websites, and the Property Press. Why should I use a Personal Trainer? Using a qualified personal trainer has many benefits. Creating a tailormade exercise programme suited to an individual’s needs is crucial to obtaining optimum results. Having a full time personal trainer with over 15yrs experience, you know you are getting the best advice to achieve your health and fitness goals. What kind of facilities do you have? I have my own private personal training studio situated in Stoke and have been running my business there for the past 7yrs. The studio is fully equipped with the latest fitness equipment and all training sessions are one on one, so no busy gyms to walk into and no fighting for equipment. Do you also advise on nutrition? Nutrition is not overlooked and an eating plan is discussed with every client to ensure the best and quickest results. Tape measurements, caliper test and initial weight are taken on your first visit, and long and short term goals set. Medical and fitness history are also discussed at depth to ensure safety of exercise programme. How long should my dentures last? It depends on the wearer and the materials used, but generally between 6 and 10 years. Over time, changes naturally occur in the mouth and supporting tissues. Bone recession, jaw related issues and general wear of the teeth all factor into the optimum life of dentures. At Nelson Denture Clinic we use the best quality materials and techniques to ensure your dentures last as long as possible. What are the signs of worn dentures? Overclosing of the jaw, characterised by pronounced creases in the corners of the mouth where rashes may occur, tip of the nose and chin closer together, jaw sliding forward, lack of lip support and dentures feeling loose are all signs that your dentures need to be checked. How often should my dentures be checked? Just like natural teeth it is advisable to have your dentures checked annually. Early detection and addressing potential problems can prolong the life of your dentures, and avoid chronic jaw related issues which can affect your appearance and ability to eat certain foods. At Nelson Denture Clinic we are expert at detecting and solving your denture problems. We offer free check ups so don’t hesitate to take advantage of this offer.

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$14,980 MAzDA 6 GlX 2010 These Mazda 6 GLX are are great all around family car. They have both plenty of interior room and luggage space and reasonable fuel economy. This one is NZ New and had 1 owner. Powered by a chain driven 2.0 litre motor and is auto with tiptronic option. Its been regularly serviced by a Mazda workshop. The interior is in tidy condition. It also has 6 airbags, ABS brakes, 6 disc CD, dual climatic air conditioning, cruise control, remote locking and a towbar.


$12,980 subAru iMprezzA MAnuAl 2006 If you are the great outdoors type who likes to get off the main road but doesn’t want to walk too far, then this NZ new AWD Subaru Imprezza is for you. It’s had 2 owners from new. It’s powered by a 2.0 litre motor and is 5 speed manual with Hi & low ratio AWD. The interior is quite spacious and is in tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, 4 airbags, CD, climate air conditioning, remote locking, cruise control, roof rails and a towbar.

ForD FoCus hAtCh 2005 I would describe this model Ford Focus as a good robust family hatch. It might not have all of the frilly bits, but the more frills the more there is to go wrong. It’s NZ new. Powered by a 2.0 litre motor and is auto with tiptronic option. The interior is roomy and in very tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, airbags, CD, remote locking and air conditioning.

toyotA CorollA Gl hAtCh 2007 The Toyota Corolla legacy just keeps rolling on here in NZ and would be the most popular small hatch to be sold in this country. It’s powered by a 1.8 litre chain driven motor (so NO cambelt) and is 5 speed manual. It’s only done 64,000kms. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, airbags, CD, electric front windows and mirrors and remote locking.

$14,980 MAzDA 6 GsX 2008 This model Mazda 6 GSX are very popular with tall people looking for that extra leg room or people wanting a roomy family car. This is NZ new and had 1 owner. Powered by a grunty 2.5 litre motor and is automatic with tiptronic option. We have the FULL service history for this car from new. It also has multi airbags, ABS brakes, cruise control, 6 disc CD, dual climate air conditioning, remote locking with 2 keys, factory 17 inch alloys and a towbar.


$11,980 toyotA CAMry Altise 2005 This is an extremely tidy example of this always popular model Toyota Camry Altise. It’s NZ new and had 2 owners. It’s powered by a peppy 2.4 litre chain driven motor with only 74,000kms on the clock and is automatic. The interior is very spacious and in immaculate condition. It also has ABS brakes, 4 airbags, air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, remote locking and cruise control.

ForD FAlCon Xt 2011 There are still a good core group of people who need the grunt and interior room and comfort of these Ford Falcon’s. Ideal for towing that big boat or caravan without being lumbered with a 4WD for the rest of the year. This one has had 1 owner from new and is in very tidy condition. The back seat and boot don’t look like they have ever had anything in or on them. It has ABS brakes, cruise control, 4 airbags, factory alloys, towbar, CD, remote locking and climate air conditioning.

suzuKi GrAnD VitArA 2007 With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to buy that 4WD SUV for your outdoor winter sports. This is NZ new and had 1 owner. Powered by a peppy 2.0 litre (chain driven) motor and is automatic. This model has Hi & Low ratio 4WD. The interior is very roomy and is in very tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, airbags, remote locking, climate air conditioning, CD, towbar and factory alloy wheels.

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$12,980 nissAn tiiDA st 2008 After a test drive in this Nissan Tiida you will soon see why they are such a popular hatch. They are very roomy, quiet and very comfortable. This is NZ new and had 1 owner. It’s powered by a 1.8 litre (chain driven) motor and is automatic. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, airbags, CD, air conditioning, remote locking and rear parking sensors.


$2,980 ForD FAlCon eF2 FuturA 1995 If you are after a good old original Falcon thats been well looked after, then this is for you. We have just traded it and its just had a new WOF. It’s powered by the tried and trusted 4.0 litre 6 cylinder and is auto.The interior is in tidy condition. It also has 2 airbags, CD, after market alloys and a boot spoiler.




$9,980 Mitsubishi Colt sport Auto 2007 NZ new and had 1 owner. Its powered by a nippy 1500cc motor and is automatic. The interior is also in very tidy condition. It also has ABS brakes, airbags, CD, air conditioning, tinted glass, factory alloys, electric windows and mirrors and remote locking. The paintwork is also in very tidy condition for its year and mileage.

toyotA yAris hAtCh 2009 If you are a Toyota fan and are in the market for a wee hatch to commute in, then this is for you. It’s NZ new and had 1 owner. It’s powered by a peppy but economical 1300cc motor (chain driven, so NO cambelt) and is automatic. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has 4 airbags, ABS brakes, CD, air conditioning, remote locking and a towbar.



$6,980 Mitsubishi lAnCer GlXi 2001 This is a really tidy example of a well looked after NZ new car. It’s been in the same family from new. Powered by an 1.8 litre motor and is auto. The interior is quite roomy and is in very tidy condition. It also has air conditioning, CD, airbags, electric windows and mirrors.


$7,980 nissAn WinGroAD 5 speeD 1999 Here is a trendy looking wee wagon thats been well looked after. It’s powered by a peppy 1500cc motor and is 5 speed manual. The interior is in very tidy condition. It also has airbags, ABS brakes, CD, air conditioning, tinted rear glass full body kit, alloys and roof spoiler.






Mitsubishi GAlAnt Gls 2006 In my opinion these Mitsubishi Galant’s are a very under rated car and represent fantastic value for money. This one is NZ new, had 2 owners and only done 77,000kms. It’s powered by a 2.0 litre motor and is automatic with tiptronic option. The interior is very spacious and is in immaculate condition. It also has airbags, ABS brakes, CD, climate airconditioning, electric windows and mirrors, remote locking, factory alloys, body kit and spoiler and a towbar.



holDen bArinA hAtChbACK 2008 If you are looking for economy without having to forgo interior space and comfort, then this could be for you. It’s NZ New and had 1 owner. It’s powered by a peppy 1600cc motor and is automatic. The interior is both roomy and in immaculate condition. It also has ABS brakes, airbags, CD, air conditioning, remote locking, factory alloys and roof spoiler.









holDen CreWMAn s V6 2004 Are you in the market for a ute that is still car-like to drive and has the grunt to tow? Well this VZ Crewman S V6 should do the job nicely. It’s NZ new and had 2 owners. Powered by a 3.6 litre V6 and is auto. The interior is roomy and in tidy condition. It also has airbags, ABS brakes, CD, air conditioning, remote locking, factory alloys, alloy sportsbar and a towbar.


$18,980 Mitsubishi outlAnDer ls 2010 This model Mitsubishi Outlander LS is the most popular SUV that we have EVER sold. It’s NZ new and had 2 owners. Powered by a 2.4 litre chain driven motor (so NO cambelt) and is automatic with tiptronic option. It can be driven in 2WD, auto 4WD or 4WD depending on the conditions. The interior is in tidy condition and is a 5 seater. It also has 8 airbags, ABS brakes, CD, electric windows and mirrors, keyless entry and start, cruise control, air conditioning, factory alloys, roof rails and tinted glass.

2002 Ford Mondeo 5 Door, 2 Litre, auto $7,980

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Nelson player Craig Moore looks to off load while being tackled by Marist’s Nathan Baxter, at Neale Park on Saturday. Photo: Phillip Rollo.

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in Saturday’s defeat while forwards Macka Misinale and Ethan Blackadder continued their strong starts. Kade says the team is heading in the right direction. “We just don’t really have the player base at the moment to put it all together but that’s coming and it’s a work in progress. I hope, like last year, we’ll start heading in the right direction eventually.” Even though both losses have been close, the task doesn’t get much easier with this weekend’s opponents Taylor’s Contracting Wanderers opening their season with two wins, including a resounding victory over Stoke. Kade says Wanderers are probably the benchmark of the competition at the moment and believes they will provide a good test for his side. “It’s good for us to measure ourselves up to them and see how we go,” he says. This Saturday’s game against Wanderers kicks off at the Brightwater Domain at 3pm.

President of the Nelson Petanque club, Maria Clinton, is offering you a great opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some good company while playing this wonderful and relaxing game. Although Petanque is for any age, it has the advantage of being a physically nondemanding sport and doesn’t require any strenuous training. “We play three half-hour games from 1:30pm on Sundays and Wednesdays and then it’s a cup of tea and a chat.” Maria says. If you are interested in coming along to play Petanque, then contact Maria Clinton on 548 9006 and get free bowles and coaching with your membership. The Petanque Club is on Paru Paru Rd, Just off Halifax St.


Galbraith Nelson are hoping to have some key personnel back for this weekend’s match against the unbeaten Wanderers, with both Mitchell Thwaites and David Havili a chance to play. The return of Mitchell and David couldn’t come at a better time, with Nelson staring down a 0-2 record already this season, dropping Saturday’s match to Wakatu Marist 36-24 at Neale Park. Mitchell, who is regularly a flanker but also featured as a hooker last year, looks to have recovered from an eye injury, while David would be assessed later in the week after receiving a knock to the head during a recent New Zealand Under-20 trial camp. “We’re kind of touch and go whether we’ll have Mitchell and Havili back. We’re sitting on that at the moment but it’d be massive if they were in the team. We just don’t want to push them too early,” says Nelson co-coach Kade Heke. New fullback Ben Tyler impressed

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For the first time ever, Tasman Swim Club will send five swimmers to the Australia Age Championship. But it’s not a matter of throwing them in the deep end, most of the qualifiers are realistic final prospects. The Tasman Swim Club team is made up of Sam McKenzie, Talya Harwood, Caitlin Delany, Sara Gane and Thomas Heaton. Both Sam, 14, and Thomas, 15, are ranked within the top ten in their respective freestyle events, and coach Andy Adair expects to be back for three or four nights of finals during the six day competition. The Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Australia Age Championship will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from April 14. At the championship, Caitlin will compete in the female 15 100m breaststroke, Sara will race in the female 15 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke, Talya has qualified for the female 14 800m freestyle, Thomas will race in both the male 15 1500m freestyle and 400m freestyle,


Nelson Dawnbreakers Fishing Club Well the endless summer carries on with long hot days and not much wind, making it awesome fishing weather. The water in Tasman Bay is very hot at over 20 degrees, with lots of albacore tuna now being caught all over the bay in 40 metres of water. The kingfish are still in massive numbers around the Boulder Bank and Motueka spat farms with the spearos getting the bigger ones by hand picking them. Land based fishing is also doing well with Kina Beach, Mapua and the Back Beach producing some good pannie snapper. Kenepuru has finally started to fire with some good double digit fish getting landed now for those putting the hard yards in. However the seven gill sharks are still keeping the tackle shops in business. Only a couple of months of the fishing season left so if you haven’t been out to get a tuna now is the time as the water will start to cool off from now on. This will also see the snapper start to move out deeper and the kingfish start to leave the bay. It also means the big kingfish and snapper will turn up around D’Urville Island in the next couple of months and hopefully give us as good a season as we had last year.

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With the amount of feed that’s been around this year I would not be surprised if it’s a very good winter fishery. Also can report huge schools of anchovies with thousands of birds feeding and big schools of kawahai chasing them, great fun and easy to catch! Kayak fishing in the region has been great this past month with big work ups from kahawai adding to the sport and the thrill on the yaks. Plenty of great sized snapper between 6 and 10 pounds still about and being caught. The kayaking numbers are increasing and we counted 10 in the bay this past weekend. It is especially good to see some younger people getting in to it with their parents. With amazing weather still with us there is still plenty of time for getting out there and trying your luck. Hopefully the forecast for Easter will be good and also the school holidays. They will provide an ideal last opportunity to get some snapper in Tasman Bay before the water temperature cools and the fish move out to deeper waters. As this happens the better places to fish will be around Pepin Island, Cable and Delaware Bays.

Tasman Swim Club swimmers Thomas Heaton, Caitlin Delany, Talya Harwood, Sara Gane and Sam McKenzie will be competing at the Australia Age Championship in Sydney next month. Photo: Phillip Rollo. and Sam has qualified in five says Andy, who highlights freestyle races; 50m, 100m, that for the first time ever Nelson-Marlborough has four 200m, 400m and 1500m. All of the competitors had to swimmers ranked number one meet a qualifying standard to in New Zealand at the same gain entry into the competition. time. “What I’ve done in every When comparing the standard centre I’ve been in is to use between the competition and Australian Age Groups as my the New Zealand champs, benchmark for two reasons. Andy says an Australian Firstly, the standard is very finalist would likely medal at high, it’s one of the best age the New Zealand event. group competitions in the “It’s a much bigger competition world. But secondly, this is an at a much higher standard so adventure. Some of these kids when they come back they’ll have never been to Australia be much more confident and so the thought of just going relaxed. Confident, relaxed there itself is an incentive,” swimmers go a lot faster.”

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Community Events Keeping you in touch ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS A fun & practical ten week course in the basics of Italian pronunciation and communication-with a dash of culture and music. Weds 7-8pm, Club Italia, 9 Trafalgar St. Next session begins 20 April. Bookings required. For enrolments or info phone Joe Rifici 545-6046 TAROT GROUP for beginners starts Wed afternoon 2 April, Tahuna. Come learn & explore the art of tarot, whether for yourself or to read for others. Contact Linda Kotua PH5465338 email for more details.. BROADGREEN HISTORIC HOUSE, Nayland Road, Stoke. Coming soon. A "Posh Picnic" an extravagant day with cars, costumes and the poshest of picnic ware. Sun 6 April only if fine. BROADGREEN HISTORIC HOUSE, Nayland Road, Stoke. Exhibition open daily 6 April-4 May. "A Path Well Travelled" Moving through History. How did people travel locally in the 1800s? ATAWHAI PLAYCENTRE FUNDRAISING GALA: Sun 6 April, 9am-4pm. Second Hand baby and childrens' clothes, silent auction with great prices, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, facepainting and treasure hunt! Reserve a stall to sell your own - Ph: 545 0828. 655 Atawhai Dr. NELSON PHILATELIC SOCIETY: The club for stamp collectors. Monthly meetings 7:30 at Stoke School, second Tues of month. Next meeting 8 April. Guest speakers - Postal History Club. BRING SOME FRIENDS to support our Breast Cancer Fundraiser Champagne Buffet Breakfast. Delicious Delicacies to Delight everyone. Sun 6 April, 10am. $20 per person at Just Costumes, 129 Hardy St. Email for a booking Supporting Nelson Breast Cancer Trust THE MELROSE SOCIETY needs your unwanted treasure for their annual Heritage Week sale during April. All proceeds used for restoration/maintenance of historic Melrose House, Brougham St. Items may be left at the cafe open daily 9am-5pm. Ph. 548 7269 PLUNKET BABY BONANZA: Sat 12 April, Hope Hall, 9am-12pm. Over 50 stalls of New, Near New & Secondhand Baby/Childrens Clothes, Toys & Nursery items. Table bookings, Lisa 542 4496 or email NELSON PROVINCIAL MUSEUM: On until 2 June: Canterbury Quakes and Starting with Plants BABY & TODDLER Clothing Extravaganza Sale 3 May. Book your tables now. Contact Mel on 5474677 or 0210 2954514 Secondhand Tables $20 GARAGE SALE & CAKE STALL. Sat 5 April 9-12. Enner Glynn Playcentre. 8 Enner Glynn Rd. Adult, Children, & Babies, clothes, toys, books & more. Cash only. Donations welcome. Ph 538 0722. LENT STUDIES at Nelson Cathedral every Tues & Thurs 7pm until 8 April . HOLIDAY PROGRAMME for under fives. Richmond Kindergarten. 22 April - 1 May, 9am-3pm. Special theme days alongside normal kindergarten activities. Phone 544 5588 or email to enrol your child. NELSON SAVAGE CLUB. Wed 9 April - Variety Concert

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@ 7.30 pm in the Stoke Primary School Hall, Main Road, Stoke. Entry: $2. Raffles, supper. All welcome. Enquiries to Anne on 5472660 (Wk.) or Sunny Cook PH: 5486683 PLAY PETANqUE Every Weds & Sun 1.15pm Para Para Rd Courts Further Info ph 5489006 SCRABBLE Every Sat 1.15pm Surburban Club. Ph 548 9006 STOKE SENIORS: Weds April 2: The Highlights in concert; Thurs April 3: Line Dancing Demo; Tues April 8: Housie $5 a card; Weds April 9: The Dominoes singing group; Most weekly concerts/events start @ 1.30 pm with admission charge of $3 (unless otherwise stated). This includes Entertainment & Afternoon Tea in the Stoke Seniors Hall, 548 Main Rd, Stoke. ASTRONOMY LECTURE: Mars - the latest news by Robert Rea. 7.30pm Thurs 3 April, Cawthron Meeting rooms off Milton St. All welcome, gold coin. FOREST & BIRD Wed 9 Apri - 'Precision Seafood Harvesting' by Alistair Jarrett, Science Group Leader at Seafood Technologies (Plant and Food research) in Nelson. 7.30pm Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai St. STAR PARTY: View the moon and Jupiter. 7pm Fri 11 April at the Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai. All welcome, gold coin. LUNAR ECLIPSE: View the moon in the shadow from Earth. 7pm onwards, Tues 15 April, Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai. All welcome, gold coin. Weather permitting. HOME BREW COMPETITION: Sat 5 April, BelAire, Tahunanui Dr. Entries before 10am, tasting & judging starts at 11am. New to Home Brewing? Enter your beers & become a judge of others. email for full information or call Bill 021 101 2084. L8 SK8 ROLLER DISCO: Fri 4 April, 6:30-9pm. All Ages! $10 entry incls quadskates or rollerblade hire. Nelson Roller Skating Rink, Tahuna Reserve. BOATIES’ JUMBLE: Sun 13 April, 9am-12noon, Tasman Bay Cruising Club’s “Red Shed”, off Akersten Street, Nelson Marina - follow the signs. Turn your unwanted boating & general items into cash, and browse for items you need. $5 pitch. Entry free. Info: 021-250-7718

collectors. Monthly meetings at Stoke School on 2nd Tues, 7:30pm. Next meet 11 March DIVORCED? SEPARATED? Find Help, Discover Hope, Experience Healing. Divorce Care. 13 week DVD Course. Starts Mon 24 Feb. Victory Anglican Church, 240 Vanguard St. 7:30-9:30pm. $5 per week includes workbook and refreshments. Email or Cell/text 0274193035 and we will ring you back on a landline. SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE: Come along to POWERtalk Waimea to learn & practice in a friendly, relaxed environment. Meet twice monthly in Annesbrook on Weds, 7-9 pm. Ph: Linda, 5447823 or Yvonne, 5446350. www. ARE YOU BREASTFEEDING? Looking for support? Contact us, Mum4Mum for mom to mom breastfeeding support, guidance & advice. 021 277 2098 mum4mum@ or visit our FB Page. ATAWHAI PLAYCENTRE: We offer involvement in your child's learning, friendship, time for yourself, fun, free parent education, management & leadership opportunities. 655 Atawhai Dr. 545 0828. STOKE PLAYCENTRE: We offer involvement in your child's learning, friendship, time for yourself, fun, free parent education, management & leadership opportunities. 4 Ranui Rd, 547 7299. ENNER GLYNN PLAYCENTRE: Quality early childhood education for children 0-6 years, Mon-Fri 9.1511.45am. We’re at 8 Enner Glynn Road, come in and see for yourself – your first three visits are free! Phone 5474007 ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: Learn English $3 donation. Come join us Thurs, 7–8.30pm. Starts Thurs 20 Feb. Atawhai Community Church 5 Todd Bush Rd. All welcome, cuppa & snack included. Free transport from Nelson Info Centre car park - by bus stop. Call or text Ray 021 2163200 THE RICHMOND SPINNING & WEAVING GROUP: Meet 9.30am, Birch Hall, Richmond Showgrounds, 2nd & 4th Thurs for Spinning, 3rd for Felting & Weaving, if you wish to learn come & join us, you will be most welcome, bring your lunch,we have a great time. Mary, 5472-611 WANTED: new members for the Nelson Scrabble Club. We play every week at the Nelson Suburban Club on Weds evenings' 7pm. No experience needed. Why not come along & try it and we will teach you to play competitively? No obligation to join our club. All ages welcome. If you don't enjoy it you won't have to come again. Tony 545 1159. GARDENING GROUP: Keen to meet others with an interest in gardening? Tahuna Community Centre has a great garden group who meet 1st Wed of each month 10.30am, come join us! Ph Jo @ Tahuna Community Centre 548 6036 WAY2GO WALKING GROUP: 9am Thurs, at Tahunanui Community Centre. Bring gold card (or $6) as sometimes we bus & walk, sometimes just walk! Come join us! Ph Jo @ TCC f 548 6036 FITNESS IN TAHUNA: Ladies only group fitness every Tues 6pm Tahunanui Community Centre $5 1 Hr. Encour-

REGULAR EVENTS NELSON BAYS HARMONY has vacancies for women to sing the low (bass) or high (tenor) part of 4-part a cappella harmony music, in a choir of 50 members. Rehearsals Thurs 7pm. Jenny 547 4354 or Be a part of it all! PIONEER CIRCUITS: Men, women, fit or beginner. Weekday mornings, Pioneer Park. Stu 022 642 4494. SOCIAL TABLE TENNIS: Saxton stadium Weds 7-9pm. Mon & Fri 9am-noon ALL WELCOME. Karen 5473005 PROBUS CLUB of Nelson City welcomes men & women as new members. Meetings held 2nd Thurs each month, 9.45am, Nelson Suburban Club. Phone Deirdre 547 4146 NELSON PHILATELIC SOCIETY: The club for stamp

age your friends to join you - all abilities welcome, a great chance to get active whilst gaining confidence, strength & fitness! Ph TCC 548 6036 for venue details. RUSTY RIDERS: Not been on a bicycle in a while? Regain your confidence with this fun group, bikes provided, also tips to get you back on the saddle. 1.30pm Wed $2per session Ph Tahuna Community Centre 548 6036 SPACE welcomes babies aged 0-12 months to join our programmes in the Nelson region. SPACE is for first time parents & their babies-weekly sessions include opportunities to meet other parents, discussions on child development & parenting, music & activities. Contact Marie Lenihan 03 545 2017 or MONDAY MOVERS: Start the week with an enjoyable bike ride along the reserve & cycle tracks. 9.30am Mons. Ph TCCfor info 548 6036. $2 per session INDOOR BOWLS: Wakapuaka Club, Tues 7pm. Playing at Clifton Tce School Hall. Friendly active club for all ages. Equipment supplied. Fun & easy to learn. Coaching provided. Come & give it a try. New members welcome. Contact Fred 5483541, Brian/Kay 5450542 SINGLE? OVER 40? More men needed! Sick of eating home alone? Looking for fun, laughter, love? Come Dine With Us! An evening at Infused Espresso Deli 3 course meal phone 5472868 for details! TENNIS DOUBLES: Sat, 1pm onwards, all levels catered for, Tahuna Tennis Club, Tahuna Drive. Mike 547 6562. CRAFT GROUP: Stoke Baptist Church, Main Rd (opposite Polstead Rd) 1st & 3rd Tues 10am. $1 per session. All welcome. Beryl 547 7971 or Janice 544 3929. VICTORY COMMUNITY CENTRE: Ph 546 8389. Hand Craft: Share crafts that Nanas know, knitting, crochet, stitching. Bring lunch, share projects Weds until 16 April, 12.30-2.45pm, Pomeroys coffee $2 Donation. Sit & Be Fit: Have fun exercise sitting down, burn calories, tone muscles, keep your heart healthy. Tues 10-10.45am, 13 Feb-17 April, $2.50 per session, 16+yrs. Housie at Victory: Fun with members of your community. Prizes, refreshments & transport available. Weds 2-4pm, 19 Feb, 5 & 19 Mar, 2 & 16 April $2. Zumba: Exciting Latin Rhythms, easy to follow moves to create a fun fitness class for all levels Weds 7-8pm, 29 Jan - 16 April, $5 per class, 16+ yrs. Laughter Yoga: The body’s natural antidote to stress. Simple powerful exercise, with yogic breathing. Bring yoga mat or towel. Weds 5.30-6.30pm, $2. Victorious Chess: Supportive for all levels. All ages, Under 8’s with caregiver - bring chest set if you have one. Mon 10th Feb to 14th April, 3.45-5pm, $1 pp. Qi Gong: Aligning breath, movement-healing & meditation. Relax your entire body, relieve stress & pain. Thurs 13 Feb-17 April, 9.30–10.30am $3 per session. ME CFS FM SUPPORT Nelson Bays Come & join our small friendly group. We meet for a chat, 3rd Mon of each month (not Easter Mon) 2.30pm Suter Cafe, Bridge St or contact us at

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Ph: 03 543 8243

Based in Stoke


Rather nice interior and exterior house painting 027 2300146

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Roofing Building



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For all maintenance on; • • • • •

Blocked Drains Domestic Work New Housing Industrial Properties Leaking Taps & Pipes

Small Small • Leaking taps & pipes Jobs • KitchensJobs & Welcome bathrooms Welcome • Solar • Drainage Kevin Harris Kevin Harr

191 Trafalgar St, Ph: 548 9886

544 8059 Ph: 543 8090 Ph: 543 809

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• Driveways, paths & decks • Bo winDow clEAning wATErBlASTing

Watch and Clock Repairs

Rod Clark

• House washing • Roof & gutters • M

Rise & shine Window Cleaning

qualified watchmaker

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Mobile 0220 649 WaterblastiNg

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At Benjamin Black Goldsmiths 176 Bridge Street, Nelson (opposite Graham’s Trading Post)

Residential or Commercial

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• House washing • Roof & gutters • Moss & algae removal • • Driveways, paths & decks • Boats & caravans •

Call Brandon 022 0984 167

0220 649 822 A/H 547 7856


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