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Nelson’s growth highest

Nelson’s spending growth was the highest in the country last month and a lot of that is down to tourists, say eftpos provider Paymark Paymark released its November figures yesterday and it showed Nelson leading the way with 8.1 per cent growth. This year, $91.6 million was spent through the network, compared to last year’s $84.7 million. Paymark’s Mark Spicer says Nelson and Otago were the regions with the highest growth rates in the country. “This may be attributed to the strong growth in spending on accommodation that we have seen this year, as well as the consistent increases in the food and beverage sectors. For example, Nelson and Otago are popular destinations for kiwis and tourists.”

Nationally, the growth rate was 5.2 per cent. Uniquely Nelson manager Cathy Madigan says the Paymark figures have been really good for Nelson two months in a row and, with the Christmas season upon us, it will only get better. “Traditionally it’s the second week of December when Christmas spending really kicks in and retailers are saying it’s definitely started.” Cathy says people seem to have more discretionary money to spend which is helping bars and restaurants. “Our hospitality sector has really been strengthening and we you get places like Panama and Urban opening. It benefits everybody because the city becomes a destination for dining and going out.”

Richmond man Mike Corkill get a kiss from his wife Julie-Ann after hearing that he may not live to see Christmas. Photo: Andrew Board.

Dad loses battle but thanks public Mike Corkill’s fight for a new set of lungs is over. The father of five, who reached out to our community for help to pay for the life-saving surgery, has been told by doctors that he will be lucky if he makes it to Christmas. His failing lungs have put too much pressure on his kidneys, causing them to fail as well. The pressure is

Andrew Board Editor now on his heart and it’s a matter of when it gives out, not if. Sitting at home, less than 24 hours after he was told he’d be dead within a month, Mike spoke with Nelson Weekly surrounded by his young-

est daughter, distraught wife and a half-decorated Christmas tree. In the cruellest of endings, Mike was rushed to Nelson Hospital the week he reached his $140,000 target. His passports had arrived, the visas were ordered and the plane tickets were about to be booked.


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“Fix the problem, where else can you go and do that. If it’s the only place you can do that, they should keep it.”

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Corkill: It’s over, but thanks for the support

“I want to thank everyone who had no luck go his way. gave money to us over the past When he first started feeling sick eight months. Every dollar meant the doctors told him it was asthPeople from all around New Zeaa lot and there were a lot of people ma because there was no record land donated $80,000 to try and of the hereditary who didn’t have get Mike to India where a lung disease in his anything to give transplant would save his life. but they gave us family. That’s beA reverse mortgage on his parI’m not going to curl up cause Mike was their support, ents’ home netted Mike another on the couch and die. that meant a lot adopted and he $60,000. But he ran out of time. I don’t want my kids to too. didn’t have acHe needed to have the transplant remember me like that. cess to the medi“I also – and before his kidneys failed. make sure you cal records of his He’s not giving up on life, though. - Mike Corkill. print this – I birth mother – Mike says he wants to do as much want to thank the Nelson Weekly who he later found out also died as he can in the next few weeks. and Waimea Weekly. I wouldn’t from it. “I’ve shed a lot of tears,” he says. have got one dollar if it So he battled to live and work wasn’t for you guys. You with it for 12 years until the docOpen until 3pm Saturdays gave me hope and you’ve tors found out what it was he had. helped our family.” By then it was too late for him to 277 High St, Motueka During his 14 year battle be put on the waiting list for a with a pulmonary arterial lung transplant in New Zealand, hypertension, Mike has the risk of kidney failure was too Run by Shooters for Shooters


“Last night [Thursday] I bawled my eyes out. But I’m not going to curl up on the couch and die. I don’t want my kids to remember me like that.” Mike is planning a Christmas lunch “with all the trimmings” within the next week, and will use his “inheritance” from his parents on a couple of new beds for his kids and braces for his teenage daughter. The $80,000 is in a trust and will be used to help his children pay for education and health needs.

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New name for walkway?

The recently-opened Maitai walkway could be renamed the Anzac Memorial Walkway. Last week, the chair of the Nelson City Council’s governance committee, Ian Barker, recommended the name change, after it was suggested in a letter to the council from Nelson man Brian Ramsay.

The full council has supported the idea in principle but has called for a staff report on the change. Ian says the renaming would be a perfect way to honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. “Next April is exactly 100 years since the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli. It would be a very

good thing to note that,” he says. “Especially considering that we believe the walkway is the route the soldiers took for the first enlistment, before they shipped out.” The walkway isn’t yet complete, with a pedestrian foot-bridge under Trafalgar St bridge still being worked on.

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Santa waves to the thousands who turned out to see him at the annual Nelson Santa Parade, on Sunday. Photo: Andrew Board.

Thousands of people lined the centre of Nelson on Sunday to welcome a special guest to town. The Nelson Santa Parade was once again a popular showpiece, with 45 floats entertaining the crowds before Santa arrived on his high sleigh. The Hickety Pik Southern Steamers won best attraction, with the Nelson Repertory Theatre in second and the Iron Duke Sea Scouts coming third. The parade was followed by the Christmas Carnivale at Trafalgar Park. More photos on page 14 and

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A Nelson butcher who has battled Sergeant Craig Barker, of the Tacthrough the Canterbury earth- tical Crime Unit, there were about quakes, the 2011 floods and a ma- 30 large Christmas hams, several jor fire six months ago, has now hundred salamis and a large quanbeen the victim of a burglary. tity of steak. Some of the salamis Ulrich Heck owns German Gour- had distinctive Christmas-themed met Butchery in the Wakatu Estate wrappers. and has just opened his doors again Craig says they’re hoping the comafter re-building his butchmunity tries to help find ery from a major fire. Bethe offender. fore that, it was the flood “I’m hoping that someone that destroyed numerous with a conscience will be businesses in Stoke and offered a cheap ham or saRichmond. Before that his lami and put two and two store was ruined by the together. This really is a Canterbury earthquakes. low blow,” he says. On Monday morning, UlUlrich says he can’t berich discovered that his Ulrich Heck. lieve his own rotten luck butchery had been robbed and says a Lotto jackpot of thousands of dollars worth of wouldn’t go amiss. “I think I have Christmas hams and salamis. He deserved it.” says the thieves would have needed Police would like to speak to anya truck because the 1400kg worth one who has been offered meat or of meat wouldn’t have fitted in a smallgoods for sale and anyone car. “I’m stunned, shocked, I can’t who has information that may asbelieve it. I’m pissed off, I’m really sist in identifying the offenders. pissed off. But anyway, I must just Anyone with information should cope.” call Nelson Police on 546 3840. Police say the incident could have Anonymous information can be occurred any time between Friday given to Crimestoppers on 0800 night and Monday morning. 555 111.

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Two Nelson students, Haiyun Jiang and Erika Isaksen, have shared the year’s top award for visual arts and design from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. The Jens Hansen Excellence Award in Visual Arts and Design is presented for Studio Practice in the final year of the Bachelor of Arts and Media programme. NMIT creative industries arts tutor, Catharine Salmon, says the two students have quite different creative practices, Haiyun works in graphic design and Erika Isaksen with video installation. Haiyun (Harry) Jiang from China used T-shirts as a medium for his exhibition work, exploring in a humorous way, cultural, societal and economic relations between Chinese and Western societies. Erika’s digital installation explores the absurd repetitiveness of the everyday as a crucial part of a fulfilling and meaningful life.

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FUNDRAISER HITS MARKET: Last month, Nelson Weekly told the story of Nelson’s Andrea Campbell and her bid to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis. This Sunday, she’ll be at Monty’s Sunday Market in Montgomery Square collecting money for the treatment. All up she needs to raise $170,000. MODELLERS POND: Nelson City Council had a meeting about the future of the Tahunanui Modellers Pond last week, where it was decided to seek another investigation about how to keep it clean from weed and algae. Deputy mayor Paul Matheson says he made it “abundantly clear” that the pond should be saved and not filled in as some other councillors suggested. “The pond doesn’t just belong to Tahunanui, it’s belongs to the city and the tourist market and we should do everything in our power to make sure that it remains open and viable. We need to investigate all the options to ensure it remains.” Paul says filling the pond in would be a great shame and that it’s not past its used-by date. He says he’d like to see the bottom of the pond concreated, which would stop the weed.

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One of the largest classic motorbike collections in the southern hemisphere has a new home, on Nelson’s Haven Rd. A passion for classic and vintage motorcycles has led to the new New Zealand Classic Motorcycles, owned by Nelson-based businessman and philanthropist, Tom Sturgess. The collection showcases Tom’s more than 280 diverse classic and vintage motorcycle and sidecar combinations. There also is a smattering of micro and three-wheeled cars. Soon information will be available on the bikes and vehicles via QR codes, accessible via electronic devices such as smart phones. “I have always been fascinated with motorcycles and one thing just led to another,” Tom says. The collection includes vehicles from Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany, England, France, Netherlands, USA, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium and New Zealand. The oldest classic motorcycles on display are a 1902 Peugeot Perfecta and 1902 rideable Motosacoche. The display holds one of the

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largest collections of Brough Superior motorcycles, as well as a wide selection of Indians and vintage four-cylinder American motorcycles. One of Tom’s personal favourites is a very special 1914 Clyno, worked on by world class restorer, Richard Conlon from Tasman. Tom is thrilled that there is a distinct New Zealand content to the bikes. “Some of these bikes have been in New Zealand for over 100 years and many of these bikes have racing cachet as well as much of the restoration work having been done by generations of talented New Zealanders.” In addition to the motorcycles,

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there are also vintage motorcycle posters from the early 1900s, primarily European, on display and a viewable workshop with three active stations. “These bikes are not static; we have some quite talented people who work on them; it is every bit as interesting to watch them working on the bikes as the bikes themselves. Many of these wouldn’t be in the condition or display state they are in without the work of project manager Wayne Daniel, specialised mechanic Steve Scullion, machinist Alan Malaquin and volunteer, Alistair Ford,” Tom says. The New Zealand Classic Motorcycle building will target the high-end tourism market but will also be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Entry is $20 per adult and $15 per child under 15 years, with on-going donations being made to local Nelson charities and organisations. To view opening hours, please visit the website www.

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The latest dog-poisoning tragedy in the Wai-iti River has prompted scientists to consider a review of the safety standards for the toxic bluegreen algae that is infesting rivers throughout Nelson and Tasman. Dylan Hedges and Maria Whitley’s five-year-old dog Rosie died within 30 minutes of swimming in the Wai-iti River near Spring Grove, last Thursday. Although the cause of Rosie’s tragic death has not been confirmed, Dylan suspects she was poisoned by the toxic blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. “She is only five and super-fit and healthy, but then she looked a bit unwell when we came back from the river,” Dylan says. “I put her in her kennel and went back out to check half an hour later and she was dead. She loved to fetch sticks and I guess that’s how she may have ingested the algae. She was a lovely dog.” Although council environmental scientist Trevor James says they have been monitoring levels of the

Simon Bloomberg Reporter toxic algae in the Spring Grove swimming hole and other sites on the Wai-iti and Waimea rivers, it had not reached levels that are considered to be dangerous. National guidelines state that the algae only represents a public health risk when it covers 20 per cent or more of the riverbed but Trevor says that may need to be reviewed. Trevor says there had also been an incident where a dog died after swimming at a site where the coverage of the toxic algae was only three per cent. It was also the second dog death in the Wai-iti River at Spring Grove. In Nelson, the council are monitoring the algae-prone Maitai River weekly and say it is not currently safe for dogs to swim in the lower Maitai River, but it is ok for dogs swim in the river above the Maitai Valley Motor Camp.

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Having a party/event/function? Call our photographer 548 4949 or 027 548 4948 Yanthi Anderson, Shirley Collins and Beth Eldialde at the Filipino celebration of Christmas at the Richmond Town Hall.

Mandy and John Pearcy at Shelley's birthday celebrations at Deville's on Friday night.

This week we went to Shelley Robinson's birthday party at Deville's, the Filipino Celebration of Christmas on Saturday and the Nelson Veteran Tennis Club's Christmas lunch at the Hope hall. Remember, if you’d like us to come and take photos at your event give us a call on 548 4949 or email editorial@

Angel, May and Struan Robinson at the Filipino Christmas celebration on Saturday.

Melanie Carter, Mae Stevenson and Helen Lister at the Richmond Town Hall on Saturday. Sharon Gonzales, Wendy Valdez and Hannah Stevenson at the Richmond Town Hall on Saturday.

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Garin College Dux, Kirsten McCashin, is looking forward to her next big adventure when she heads to Otago University to study health sciences next year. Kirsten, 17, was named dux at the college’s senior prizegiving last Thursday, ending a successful academic and sporting year for her. She excelled in calculus, statistics, biology, chemistry and physics and has been a member of a number of the college’s champion adventure racing teams. “It’s going to be a very exciting year,”

Kirsten says. “I’m off south to Dunedin to study health sciences and hopefully I’ll get into medical school. “I’ll also continue with adventure racing, but probably on a smaller scale. My friend Annelise van Zoelen, who was in the teams with me, is going to Dunedin too, so we’ll do a few races together.” Kirsten says there have been a number of highlights during her five years at Garin, including winning the national Go412 adventure racing championships in 2013. She also enjoyed the academic and sporting challenges during her final year at

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Tadmor Church, Tuesday, November 25: The Tadmor community celebrated their new ownership of the 100 year old Tadmor church last weekend with a special service. It was well attended with around 60 people, and included the local reverend Natasha Glenderran presenting Tadmor Church Society chairman, Bruce Moffitt, with the keys to the church and the communion set that had been looked after by the local parish. Free brass band concert, Tuesday, December 2: The newly-formed Tasman Music Trust Band played its free concert at the Waimea College Hall last Friday and Waimea College music teacher Nick Sharpe said it was a successful night. Around 50 people turned up to hear the talented musicians, although the night was also a chance to farewell members heading off to university and present some awards. The top award for Youth Bands Person of the Year went to Nelson College’s Hugo Coleman, while the second major award, voted on by the band themselves, went to Waimea College’s Jess Rogers. Hugh’s final fling, Tuesday, November 25: Hugh Neil’s final performance at the Mudcastle on the last weekend of November was described as a sad, but great, night. A large number of fans turned out to support Hugh who has been part of Nelson’s theatre scene since mid-1970. There were well over 100 tickets sold to his performance.

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Police will be out in force: Fine, if they weren't using it to make money, ie: instant fine for people between 250 and 400, and while they're there, checking registration and WOF. Sounds like a good excuse for extra checkpoints rather than road safety. Kate McKie.

Alcohol limit should be zero - you can't operate machinery on cough medicine, why should you be able to drive a vehicle on alcohol ?? Sheree Piesse. I don't mind a quick breath test. I do object to licensing and warrant checks, and stupid question time. Like St Vincent Street at peak hour times as the extra time involved causes delays and disruptions and back logs of traffic. If police want to operate a check point like that then it should be random and waive people down. So if there is a problem they are not holding other mo-

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Hospital given $50,000 for kids' vein finder Countdown staff have raised and donated $50,000 for Nelson Marlborough children’s hospital equipment. A cheque from the Kids Hospital Appeal was presented last week to Nelson Marlborough District Health Board paediatric staff, to purchase equipment that uses new technology to show where veins are in babies and children. Chief executive Chris Fleming thanked Countdown staff and management for their fundraising efforts. “We will use these funds for equipment that will enhance the care of children and infants in our hospitals.” Paediatrics head of department, Dr Peter McIlroy, says the amount donated was truly overwhelming and more than expected. He said the major purchase would be three handheld Accu Vein lights that digitally display a map of the veins on the surface of the skin, allowing clinicians to identify and gain access for the administration of fluids and medications. “This revolutionary piece of equipment will detect veins up to 10mm deep, which will mean less patient discomfort as there will be fewer attempts needed to access a vein successfully." He said other purchases would include saturation monitors that record the amount of oxygen in an infant’s body. The monitors will allow the hospital to do a sleep study when a baby is at home on oxygen.


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There’s nothing like the sound of carols to tell you Christmas is really on its way and Tahunanui is getting into the spirit with its very own Carols by the Beach. The community event was organised on a smaller scale last year by St Stephen’s Church, but this year is expected to be bigger and better thanks to the added help of the Tahunanui Business Association and Tahunanui Community Centre. “We wanted to do a big community event and it’s good to get all the community organisations together, so that was the idea,” says St Stephens’ Nathaniel Petterson. The aim is to develop Carols by the Beach into a popular, annual event on the Tahunanui calendar; to bring the community together and pro-

vide a fun activity for families to enjoy. Carols by the Beach will be held on Saturday, December 20, from 5pm until 7pm, at the Tahunanui Reserve, unless it’s raining, in which case it will be held the next day on December 21. The Salvation Army Brass Band will start things off and give people the chance to sing along to some traditional carols, followed by some classical music from musicians Erica Sim, Allison Cormack and Anne Shearer from the Nelson School of Music and then soft rock band, City of Light. Other events on as part of Christmas in Tahuna include Christmas lunch, Kids and Carols, a Carol Walk, Candlelight Service and a Christmas Day service. For more information see


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The Verdict is in new hands and a bright new future is on the cards for the Bridge St bar and restaurant. Peter and Julie Loftus have taken the reins, and changes are already well underway as they work to put their mark on the business. While it’s still hushhush until their grand opening early next year, Julie’s snippets of what we can expect to see are enough to de-


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Traditional Christmas on display at Broadgreen One of Nelson’s oldest residential buildings, Broadgreen Historic House, has been draped with the festive spirit of a Victorian-style Christmas, just as it was in 1855. The house was originally built on 100 acres of Stoke farm land in 1855, for Edmund and Martha Buxton and their six daughters. Visitors can experience aspects of a Victorian Christmas, such as stirring the Christmas pudding and dressing up in traditional clothing, in the interactive exhibit. The display shows how servants traditionally sat down to a meal of breads, seasonal fruits and baking, while the family of the house sat down to a lavish seven-course meal, including meats, vegetables and a large selection of puddings, jellies and cakes.

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It’s the silly season and silly things are happening. Maybe they were at risk of drowning but definitely they were at risk of serious hypothermia. It’s hypothermia that causes many deaths as our frail bodies can only take the cold for so long. I learned recently that a normal person can expect to survive about an hour in our local waters currently (10 to 16 degrees temperature), maybe two hours if the water temperature is over 16 degrees. Recently, we were on the water and received a call about an upturned yacht with children in the water. Seven of them, in fact. When we arrived they had been in the water for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Where was the escort vessel? We then heard over the radio of another child being picked up and delivered to shore. A child will not survive as long as an adult. When I had seen all these guys earlier in the day they were all under close supervision and doing well. Suddenly, particularly as the weather had kicked in, they were on their own. This is not acceptable and organisers were spoken to. This organisation is not the only organisation that has had issues in the last few weeks. So here’s the point: The law is changing as to who is responsible for what. The Harbour Master will still be responsible for the provision of safe navigation within harbour waters, however organisers and clubs will be held accountable for silliness or negligence that occurs on those waters. We wish to encourage and foster safe boating within the Nelson region and will support you – you just need to ask. Club captains, organisers, ensure your supervisors are trained for what they do, ensure there are safe operating procedures to be followed, ensure your members are safe on the water and get home before conditions get hazardous. If you would like assistance to generate those parameters – please ask. Boat safely this summer – come home warm and alive. Dave Duncan, Harbour Master/Marine Operations Manager.

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A typical Victorian Christmas stocking contained an apple for health and happiness, an orange for luxury, a penny for prosperity, pieces of coal for warmth and small sacks of salt, a vital commodity in those days. The advent calendar did not include chocolate like the modern day version, but chores such as sweeping the floor, only when the chore was completed would the children be given their treat of a piece of fruit. A Victorian Christmas at Broadgreen Historic House, Nayland Rd, Stoke, will be open to the public from 10.30am to 4.30pm each day, until January 11. Entry fee costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $1 per child. Option of a guided tour is available at no extra cost.

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Christmas Food Shopping Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, and what better way to celebrate it than buying produce fresh from our own backyard. With catering for work do’s, garden parties, days out at the beach all upon us, our region’s abundance of local growers have fresh fruit and veggies ripe for the picking on our doorstep. You can taste the difference in food that has been transported from just down the road, and as well as enjoying quality seasonal fruits and vegetables at their best, we have a great selection of fresh fish caught from our waters and local butchers offer the finest cuts of beef, lamb, chicken and pork. With berry season upon us, expect to see gorgeous, plump raspberries, boysenberries and strawberries by the punnetful, and with so many local wine and beer producers you can expect to spend many a night with friends enjoying a local drop. The all-important end of year BBQ is almost upon us, so make sure your business is



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Berrylands, on the Appleby Highway, is owned by second generation market gardeners, Pete and Steph Kristofski. They opened for their adele walker and Sonja walsh with some boyfifth season at Berry- senberries they picked at Berrylands on appleby lands last week and are highway all geared up for another busy season.. Theirs is a popular destination, not only to pick your own raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries, but also to stock up on the freshest seasonal vegetables and locally-grown cherries. Make sure you try out a real fruit icecream or smoothie (also available dairy free) or one of their new refreshing sorbets. They grow most of their own produce, and what they don't grow themselves they source from other local farmers to ensure they are fresh and at their best. Keep an eye out for their fresh corn, giant watermelons and rockmelons, which should hit the shelves in late January. Pick your own peas are ready to be picked this week.

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Test hockey back in Nelson after 62 years It took Nelson 50 years to host its first hockey test match and 62 years for its second. But Nelson Hockey's Craig Brett is confident the wait will be much shorter for the next. The men’s Blacksticks team will host Canada in two test matches at Saxton Field this Tuesday and Wednesday night. It's the first fully-fledged test match in Nelson since the city was awarded a test between New Zealand and Australia in 1952, to help celebrate Nelson Hockey's 50th jubilee. Craig says with the infrastructure now in place, Nelson can look forward to more test hockey in the future. "We had the women's Blacksticks here a few years ago to play an Indian side and, while it wasn't a full international, we had about 3000 people turn up, so we've proven we can get the crowds. "There is talk that we will get some more soon so we’ll see what happens. We’re keen as mustard to have them but we need to do a

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good job here first.” Both games start at 6.30pm and Craig is hoping for at least 1000 people for each game. “It’s a big, big buzz to get them here and there have been a lot of people working behind the scenes to get them here. We would love Nelson to come out and see an international. Whatever sport you follow, watching any sport at the top level is a buzz and the Blacksticks have some world-class players.” Local fans will be hoping for a turnaround in fortune from the last game the city hosted in 1952. That day New Zealand lost to Australia on Trafalgar Park, with Nelson man Fred Gribble in the squad as a reserve forward. Fred was described in the official match day programme as having “good goal scoring ability”. President of Nelson Hockey at the time, B.V. Cox, wrote in the match

Nelson Hockey's development officer, Craig Brett, on the Saxton Field hockey turf that will host a New Zealand hockey test for the first time in 62 years. Insert left: The cover of the test programme the last time New Zealand played a test in Nelson, against Australia in 1952. Insert right: The New Zealand that played the Nelson test, including Nelson man Fred Gribble [circled]. Photo: Andrew Board. day programme, “This is the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Nelson Hockey Association and we are deeply appreciative of the honour given us by the New Zealand Hockey Association in allocating this test match to Nel-

son.” Sixty two years later, Craig says the association is just as appreciative. “This is the pinnacle for us. Now we want to live up to our reputation with a great occasion so we get more in the future.”

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rare to get funding outside the sport so I'd really like to thank Andrew." Andrew says Finn was a standout applicant for the $1000 scholarship which is open to students aged 16 and under across Nelson and Tasman who excel in sports, music, outside interests or academically. Finn has been a judoka at the Nelson Judo Club for eight years and has also performed well academically. "It's difficult for young athletes to fundraise, especially in minority sports like judo," Andrew says. "I hope this helps him achieve his goals."

Judging by the amount of trailers parked at the boat ramp every fine morning, it certainly looks like a lot of people making the most of the snapper. However, as the snapper are starting to spawn within the next couple of weeks it will be getting much harder to catch them. This quieter period normally lasts over the summer holidays, and is then followed by increased feeding activity once the snapper have completed their spawning and need a good feed. Now can be a good time of the year to change your fishing tactics and focus on some of the other species that also migrate into Tasman Bay over the summer. Kingfish would have to be one of the best inshore sports fish there is. With the rising water temperature, kingies can be found along our rocky shore and reefs. There are different techniques of targeting them. Live bait is one option that can prove very successful. Tight balls of baitfish on your sounder can be a good indication of larger fish hoarding them into a ball. Small kawai or mackerel make good live bait that can be trawled at low speed

but is best used when anchoring or slow drift over some reefs. Lures come in all shapes and sizes and we all have a favourite one that works best for us. Reality is that different sea, light and weather conditions make different lures work better than others. It’s always good to have a variety to choose from. On a calm day, we sometimes tow as many as eight lures behind the boat to increase our chances. It’s best to stack them at different depth and length behind the boat. Kingfish are a very curious fish that can be attracted to anything shiny, bubbling or rattling. Kingfish are great eating fresh, as sashimi or marinated raw. They are a tough fish that are easy to catch and release, with some care. One kingfish can feed four people for several days and once it’s all gone you got a good reason to go out fishing again. The Dawnbreakers Fishing Club caters for young and old who are interested in fishing. On the 13th December they hold a kids' fishing evening at Appleby ponds, which is a great fun day for kids of all ages. Check out the new website www. for more info.




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while the earthworks settles and compacts before the surface of the track is sealed with asphalt. However, Paul says the trust will have to get busy fundraising as soon as the design is finalised. It needs to raise about $400,000 as its share of the project, which is also being funded by the two councils. "We haven't really been able to approach any charitable trusts or businesses until now because we haven't had anything to show them. As soon as we finalise the design, we'll start." Paul says the funding is likely to come from a combination of grants from charitable trusts, fundraising activities and naming-rights sponsors.

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Community Events Stoke SeniorS: tues 9 Dec, The Drama Group entertain with a variety of sketches @ 1.30pm; Weds 10 Dec, CHRISTMAS LUNCH in the Memorial Hall. Starts 11am. * Please book. * Cost: $20 (+ $5 p/u & drop-off). Entertainment by Dee Road Duo & Uke’n’Duet; Tues 16 Dec, Xmas Shopping in Richmond @ 1.30pm. Evening tour of the Christmas Lights. Cost: $10. Meet centre @ 8.30pm; Most weekly concerts/events start @ 1.30pm with an entry donation of $3 (unless otherwise stated). Incl. entertainment & afternoon tea in the Stoke Seniors Hall, 548 Main Rd, Stoke. Ph: 547 2660/stokeseniors@ ART CLASSES: Mons 10am - 12 pm. $6 NEW EUCHRE GROUP Mons 1.15pm All Enquiries Ph:547 2660 email: VOLUNTEER VAN DRIVERS WANTED TO HELP WITH TRANSPORT FOR STOKE SENIORS. For details ph 547 2660. SurvivorS & thriverS Christmas Morning Tea Thurs 11 Dec, 10am. Please RSVP to Cancer Society 539 3662 Please bring a small plate to share & meet others in a similar situation to yourself. Join uS for a ChriStmaS evening under our Christmas tree from 6.15pm, Thurs 11 Dec, Elma Turner Library. Christmas reading, music, punch & card making and more. No charge. Ph 546 8100 or email for info. enner glynn PlayCentre GARAGE SALE: 8 Enner Glynn Rd, Sat Dec 13 from 9am to 12pm. There will be cake stall, child entertainment, face painting and more fun activities. All welcome. amneSty international'S Write for Rights letter-writing marathon. NMIT rm S106, 13 Dec, 3-7.30pm. Ron Moorhouse will speak on 'Human Rights in China' from 3.30-4.30pm. Shared meal at 6pm. Join us at any point. Contact: Karen 548 6241 ChriStmaS danCe Sat Dec 13, 7.3011.15pm, Stoke Memorial Hall. Live music. Member’s $10, non-members $15, plus Christmas supper plate. BYO drinks & glasses. No stilettos. Tina 544 2324 for info. nelSon farmerS marketS: Christmas Eve - Wed 24 Dec & New Years eve - 31 Dec, 8am-1pm, NMIT Carpark, cnr Collingwood & Nile St. For the freshest Cherries n Berries, Bread, Veges, Fruits, Meat & more for your holiday feasts! follow the Yellow Balloons! nelSon diabeteS SuPPort grouP meet Fri 26 Dec from 1.30pm, The Honest Lawyer for a walk followed by coffee. All welcome. Ph Joan 5486263. toP of the South SPeedway would like to invite all team or club mascots to a race on 27 Dec at Speedway track. All interested, contact Micheal 0210 659103 or Kathy 0274 752509 nelSon Cathedral Festival of Christmas Trees, 9-23 Dec - spaces still available for organisations who wish to display a Tree in this year’s Festival. Please contact the Cathedral Office on 548 1008 for details. marChing girlS aged between 4 & 9 years required for an Introductory Team starting training now, can join anytime. Please phone Jodie, Marching Nelson’s Coaching Coordinator - 547 5117 for info. PilateS on the beaCh, SUMMER HOURS. Mons & Weds 5:45pm, Tues & Thurs 8am. On Tahunanui Beach (Behind the Lions Play Ground). All welcome, beginners and regulars. $5 bring a mat or towel. Enquires Marion 021 0839 9290 broadgreen hiStoriC houSe has a Victorian Christmas Exhibition. See decorations as they were in the 1850s. Learn about Christmas traditions. Children can go

on a mouse hunt, how many will they find? Open daily except Christmas day. 276 Nayland Road, Stoke. volunteering with Red Cross is fun & rewarding, & gives you an opportunity to work in a team & experience new cultures. Next Refugee Support Volunteer Training Course: 13-15 Feb. For more info contact or 548 4978 regular eventS viCtory Community Centre: Ph 546 8389. Pilates: 7 week introduction course, breathing with movement, body mechanics, co-ordination, positioning of body, spatial awareness, strength, flexibility. Mon until 8 Dec 5.30-6.30pm. $42 Yoga: 8 week course, learn and practice yoga poses to develop better posture, release tension, improve flexibility/strength suitable beginners Weds until 10 Dec 5.30-6.50pm Hula Hoop: Have fun, burn calories, laugh, strengthen, workout all ages, beginners & experiences welcome, hoops available. Hula like when you were a kid! Thurs until 4 Dec 16+ $35 per course. Beginners 6.30-7.30pm Intermediate 7.30-8.30pm Hand Craft: Share crafts that Nanas know, knitting, crochet, stitching. Bring lunch, share projects. $2, Weds until 17 Dec. 12.302.45pm, Pomeroys coffee Donation. Sit & Be Fit: Have fun exercise sitting down, burn calories, tone muscles, keep your heart healthy. Tues 10-10.45am until 9 Dec. $3 per session, 16+yrs. Housie at Victory: Fun with members of your community. Prizes, refreshments & transport available if required. Weds 2-4pm, 5 & 19 Nov, 3 & 17 Dec - $2 . Zumba: Exciting Latin Rhythms, easy to follow moves to create a fun fitness class for all levels Weds 7-8pm, until 17 Dec, $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 1 Oct-17 Dec. $2. Victorious Chess: Supportive for all levels. All ages, Under 8’s with caregiver - bring chess set if you have one. Fri 24 Oct-12 Dec 3.455pm, $1 pp. Qi Gong: Aligning breath, movement - healing & meditation. Relax your entire body - relieve stress & pain. Thurs 23 Oct-18 Dec 9.30-10.30am PLUS Mon 13 Oct-15 Dec 5.30-6.30pm - $3 per session. volunteer nelSon: Are you looking to volunteer? Are you a community organisation looking for volunteers, training, information or advice? Check out our free services at aqua arobiCS for women Mon 3-4pm, Ngawhatu pool. We are a non profit community group. Cost $6 with a qualified instructor. Interested ladies can contact Lyn Neumann 547 3263 or Sandy Harvey 544 5993 if you have any inquires. Steiner PlaygrouP welcomes all children aged 0-3 1/2. Free play with simple Steiner based toys & bread making each session. Please bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea. Koha entry. Thurs mornings 9-12, Jaycee Room, at Founders Park. nelSon male voiCe Choir established 1932, welcomes new members to its Mon practices, Reformed Church, Enner Glynn, 6.45pm. Sing great songs from all eras, make friends, have fun & broaden your horizons for life. Ernie Tarling 548-7291. Stoke Sit and be fit. Tues 10am. Indoor Bowls Stadium, Songer st. opp Neale Ave. For men & women. Fun exercise to music. Learn how to breathe more fully. Ph

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5464670 / 0276221878. friendS of the queenS gardenS help keep the Gardens looking their best. We meet weekly to rake & groom, volunteers welcome. Ph Ellen 546 6533. 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. nelSon Community PotterS 136 Rutherford St. Learn the art of pottery. Hand-building, wheel work firing & glazing for beginners to expert. Social group Thurs 10-12. Classes available. Ph Annie 5483087 mindfulneSS: Lunchtime Classes at NMIT Anxious, depressed, stressed? Take a little time out for yourself. Great for body, brain and spirit stretches, relaxation, mindfulness. Thurs 12.10 - 12.50pm (term times) 3rd floor Tourism Building (T305). Gold Coin. Come as you are – no special clothes needed. Georgie 0274 407-317. Sit & be fit: Victory Community Centre Tues & Victory Community Church (238 Upper Vanguard St) Thurs, 10am. Great music, fun, meet new people, work at your level. Info - Shirley 547 1433 / 021 121 8023. waimarama Comm. gardenS welcomes volunteers on BOTH Mon & Wed mornings 9.30-12.30pm. Learn by doing with our great team. Relax with tea under the trees at end. CerviCal SCreening CliniC: Held the 1st Tues of each month, Victory Community Centre. No or Low cost – criteria applies. Ph 546 8385 for appointment hearing CliniC: Available for free checks and assessments for 16+yrs. Please phone 546 8385 for appointment. Held at Victory Community Centre antique bottle & ColleCtableS Club meet 1st Tues every month 7.30pm Suburban Club, Tahunanui. All welcome. Bring your treasures. Ph Judy Pittman 545 2181. viCtory SoCial danCe grouP: Dance practice Weds, 8pm. $5 per couple Victory Community Centre. All dancers & learners welcome. Ph, Roger. 5466562. knit, SPin & natter: 2nd & 4th Tues of the month 9.30-11.30, Jaycee Room Founders. All welcome, gold coin & third Tues 7-9pm, The Styx, 272 Wakefield Key. Jane 5489508/Annette 5450498 nelSon taSman beekeePerS: Meets 1st Wed each month, 7pm Waimea Lounge, Richmond A&P Showgrounds, Lower Queen St. New members welcome to attend. nelSon SCrabble Club (Inc) invites interested people to our free training sessions in competitive scrabble. Nelson Suburban Club 7-10pm every Wed. Tony 545 1159. lighthouSe SPiritual awareneSS: Mon 7.30pm. Trafalgar St Hall, opp Trailways. Healing, meditation, clairvoyance, talks. All Welcome. Donations appreciated. FB: Lighthouse Nelson hydrotheraPy & Support for Fibro & Polymyalgia & Lupus. Gentle exercise in warm water to Manage pain,stretch, relax mind & muscles. Tues 1-2pm, $7, Ngawhatu pool, Stoke. Angie 547-0198 toaStmaSterS Develop your personal social confidence by learning the art & skills of public speaking at Madhatters Toastmasters Club. Fri 7-8:30am. Kate 548-6636. ProbuS Club of Nelson City welcomes men & women as new members. Meetings held 2nd Thurs each month, 9.45am, Nelson Suburban Club. Deirdre 547 4146 tenniS doubleS: Sat, 1pm onwards, all levels catered for, Tahuna Tennis Club, Tahuna Drive. Mike 547 6562.

lawn bowlS. Want to have a go at bowls this year at the Nelson Bowling Club, Examiner St? (next to the cathedral) Contact Mario 548 5741 or 027 471 6205. Stoke-tahunanui Rotarians welcomes men & women new members. John 547 3408. PreSChoolerS & ParentS welcome to CHILL - baby boogie followed by time out for parents (child care provided). Morning tea & chat time for parents with regular guest speakers. Newcomers welcome. Mon, 9.45am, St Stephens Church, 65 Tahunanui Drive (opp McD's). tahunanui Community Centre: Jo - Ph 548 6036 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! Counselling: (Confidential & Personal) Available with trained counselor. Please make appointment. WAY2GO Walking Group: 9.45am Thurs, at Tahunanui Community Centre. Bring gold card (or $6) as sometimes we bus & walk, sometimes just walk! Come join us! Monday Movers: Start the week with an enjoyable bike ride along the reserve & cycle tracks. 9.30am Mon. $2 SoCial table tenniS: Saxton Stadium, Mon & Fri mornings, Wed evenings. Morning tea/supper provided. ALL WELCOME. Info ph 547 3005 / 547 9479. Visit SingerS wanted! Nelson Bays Harmony has vacancies for contralto & first soprano singers who may like to try their hand at singing 4-part barbershop-style music, in a choir of 40 members. Vocal training is provided & rehearsals are 7pm, Thurs. Visitors welcome. For details see our website www. or email allianCe franCaiSe Join us on Fri, 4:-5:45pm, La Gourmandise, 276 Hardy St, for informal French conversation. All welcome whatever your level of French. See variCoSeveinS discussiongroup.Let's share info on treatment options, outcomes etc. Ph Paul 035450154,tx 0272581246 e. nelSon newComerS network: Walking Group, Tues, 10am, or Lynne 539 1006 / Karin 547 4461 iSel ladieS ProbuS Club meets 4th Wed each month, 10am, Elim Church, 625 Main Rd. PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE FOR MEETINGS. New members welcome. Shirley 547 2664 or Bev 547 6522. nurture@home PlaySChool: Annesbrook Church, 40 Saxton Rd.Tues, term time only, anytime from 9am-12pm. No charge All welcome! For info call Janelle 027 284 6630/ 547 6632 or Bodhi 027 687 8873/ 541 Sit and be fit Victory Community Church (238 Upper Vanguard St) Thurs, 10am. School term only. Fun while you get fitter, work at your level. For info please contact Shirley on 547 1433 or 021 121 8023. nelSon City lunCheon Club meets 2nd & 4th Mon each month for a meal & invited speaker. Programme at http://nelsoncityluncheonclub.blogspot. Kathleen 548 2342. want to make a differenCe? Nelson Budget Service invites expressions of interest from enthusiastic people to join their Governance Board. Help us continue to help to those in need and make a difference in their lives. Contact the Manager at or ph 5469021.

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Trades & Services

Locally Owned and Operated

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Building and Maintenance

 Extensive Range  Sound Advice  Helpful, Friendly Staff  Locally Manufactured  Factory Direct Prices

• Qualified Builder • Competitive Rates • 8yrs Experience • Home Maintenance, Decks, Fences etc

We’ve Moved!

Contact Bruce

Mon - Wed 12.30pm - 8.00pm Thurs - Sun 10am - 8.00pm

59 Quarantine Rd, Nelson Phone : 03 547 4567

Loyalty card available

027 224 1722 390 Main Rd, Stoke

Now at

021 0251 6646


Bays Blinds & Curtain Service

Specialising in the restoration and staining of all decks.


ELITE FLOORING SERVICES Member NZ National Flooring Assn.

 99% Dust Free  All Wooden Flooring  Residential & Commercial  Prestige Timber Floor Laying  Your choice of Coatings

0800 455 141 Dave 0274 296 669 A/H (03) 541 9777

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Straight Up Garden & Property Maintenance

• Lawn mowing • Hedge cutting • Rotary hoeing • Tree pruning • Rubbish removal

Abide Gardens • Tree Pruning • Garden Design • Lawn Mowing • Garden Maintenance • Vegetable Gardens • Green Waste Removal

021 113 7405

Pensioner discounts and free quotes - phone Kent 546 4008 / 021 167 5890




plasterboard stopping waterblasting wallpapering new & repaints interior & exterior airless spraying

Phone Craig

Stephen Halcrow Locally owned & operated Quality Workmanship

027 430 2742



544 9700

Looking for storage? 2 Central Locations

HIRE Central SUIT Weddings, Black Tie,


2 Echodale Place - off Nayland Road

13 Packham Cres.

- off Echodale Place

Peter Ph (03) 547 9191

“Every home needs the female touch”

FREE Quote

021 0235 2728

03 545 2903

or 021 0230 3925

gArDEn ToolS

Low cost

lawnmower services We sharpen & Fix: Rotary Mowers Hand Mowers Reel Mowers Hedge Trimmer Line Trimmers Hand Tools Chainsaws Free pick-up & Delivery

School Balls

NelSoN TailorS MeNSWear Ph 548 7655 155 Trafalgar St (opp Westpac)



Drainage & a Construction T


• Registered drainlayers

6 Neale Ave, Stoke



We have A great team with 37 years in the industry References available

New homes ● Light commercial Renovations ● Fences/landscaping ● Mapei waterproofing systems ● Original stone installation ● Free quotes John Cunningham P: 0274 812 481 E: ●


Sandy D Dressmaking

(Residential & Commercial)

Eveningwear Daywear Weddings Children’s wear Soft furnishings Alterations

• Sewage treatment - design, supply & install • Video camera & drain inspection • Excavator & truck hire • Residential & rural earthworks • Retaining walls, house slabs, commercial concrete

Phone: 548 2554 or 027 5484 524

Now at 56 Tukuka Street

Ph: 03 543 8243 hAirDrESSEr

Need a new stylist? $ 20 any off service (New clients & Adult prices only upon presentation of this ad)

(conditions apply)


Heatpump Servicing

Basic Service 85 Improve the performance and the life of your heatpump Phone

0800 448 446 Steve Fletcher

Aboki Hairdressers

or 547 4038

68 Buxton Square, Nelson

ph 5468680

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Small Dent

All Insurance Claims Panelbeating Chassis Straightening Repaints 2-pack Touch Ups call Tony Johnston

90 VAngUArD ST nElSon ph: 548 3954 027 548 3954


Dec: 11, 12, 13 Jan: 20, 24, 28 Feb: 12, 26, 27, 28

Ph 544 9180 Corporate Rates Available

• All new facilities • Personalised service • Insulated & double glazed kennels • Regular exercise • The closest boarding kennel to town (only 5km)

Owners Candy & Richard

Ph 544 6411

864 Lower Queen Street Richmond

phoTogrAphic Nelson City Cameras

on your car?

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0274 071 328

Work Place First Aid Courses

24/7 Access


Interior & exterior New homes Wall papering Repaints & renovations Check out our new website

Ph: 548 3836

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Painter and decorator

15 Leicester Street, Stoke, Nelson

Ph: 027 244 8870 A/h: 547 1389

Over 20 years Experience

For quotes call Ross


paint, oil & stain restoration

Floor SAnDing

New Homes & BuildiNgs ReNovatioNs aNd alteRatioNs PlaNs aNd CoNseNt

For all painting & decorating call Elly for a


027 554 6674 or 545 7276

Plymouth Contracting Ltd


• Installations • Sales • Repairs - Blinds & Curtain tracks • Timber blinds cut • Measure service




Ian Chadwick


Trades & Services


Sauces, Rice, Drinks, Spices, Fresh Tofu and much more...


Nelson Weekly

Quick, Low coSt RemovaL

Mobile Service Serving Nelson for 15 years

call Richard

027 279 5605 we GuaRantee aLL ouR RepaiRS

- Funerals - Cremations - Memorials - Counselling - Urns Ph 542 4424 or 0800 738 386

Passport photos Camera repairs VHS-DVD transfers 191 Trafalgar St, Ph: 548 9886

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Rise & shine Window Cleaning

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

Jeff NeilsoN

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

Mobilewashing 0220 649 822 House Roof treatments for mould, lichen, moss, algae Gutters cleaned out Paths, decks, driveways Ant, spider, cockroach control Chimney cleaning

Jeff NeilsoN


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


Jeff NeilsoN A/HWaterblastiNg 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Spraypainting Panelbeating

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

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

Jeff NeilsoN


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

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Jeff NeilsoN

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson


Specialising in Windows Over 10yrs professional experience Residential or Commercial

Unit 10 150 Vanguard St

Call Brandon 022 0984 167

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

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Jeff NeilsoN

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson


Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

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

Jeff NeilsoN

WaterblastiNg Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

A/H 547 7856 • 80 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson

Cell: 0220 649 822 A/H 547 7856


Nelson Weekly


TUESDAY 9 December 2014

Locally Owned and Operated

PARA POOLS The “Genuine Oval” Para Pool Complete Package - Just add water

4.8m x 3.7m x 1.2m depth


See instore for the full list of Accessory Pack contents Kick Board Pool School



Pool Ocean Reef Snap Set



115mm Single Mattress



Offers valid until 24/12/14

165 Haven Road, Nelson

Ph 548 7162