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Airlines help boost tourism Kate Russell

Nelson Airport has recorded a dramatic 23 per cent increase in the number of passengers flying in and out of the region, helping fuel the region’s bumper tourism season. Nelson Airport chief executive Rob Evans says the passenger numbers jumped by 16,000, from 67,293 in December 2014 to

83,261 in December 2015 – a new record for the airport. It’s on the back of three new airlines operating to the region and it’s having a wide impact, with representatives from tourism, retail, food and accommodation sectors all saying it’s been the best tourism summer for years. Nelson Tasman Tourism chief executive Lynda Keene says that “Nelson is shining,” and has re-

It gets a bit cosy in here at times but it’s a good news story that shows the confidence in the region. - Rob Evans.

ceived nothing but positive feedback from all sectors. “Despite a bit of rain, it’s going

fantastic - it’s been bumper season so far.” She says the city and retail area are “absolutely buzzing,” and foot traffic at Nelson i-SITE was up 15 per cent this summer, which indicates that there have been more visitors to the region, and numbers are already tracking ahead for January. “We’ve had visitors from all countries around the world. We’re re-

ally lucky with the Mapua and Kaiteriteri developments, which have also been very busy.” She says the launch of new airlines Jetstar, Originair and Kiwi Regional Air in 2015 has definitely made an impact on tourist numbers this summer. Tasman’s Great Taste Cycle Trail has also proved to be a popular


COOLING OFF: Lily Stewart, Nikau Parker and Izzy Stewart dive into summer by jumping into the waves off Rocks Rd on Saturday. The girls were among hundreds of beach-goers who took to the water to cool off during the hot weekend. The heat has helped the pools too, with Nayland Pools seasonal manager Nick Stuart says they’ve had a lot of people coming through the doors, just wanting to cool off. “It been quite busy and quite steady throughout January, especially on the really hot days.” The Metservice says rain is due to fall in Nelson today [Tuesday] but clear for the rest of the week. However, rain is also forecast for the region from Sunday for most of next week. Photo: Brittany Spencer.

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“There are lots of people around but I have no problem with them. I’m 70 now and the more people the better.”

“Yes, its definitly busy. It’s good for the area and brilliant for businesses because in winter it’s dead. It’s nice to have new people around.”

“I actually thought it was busier last year. It’s good though - it livens up the place. I’ve seen lots of people on the beach.

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summer attraction, with trail counters recording 13,000 users during the 11 day Christmas and New Year period, compared with 9000 for the previous year. Chair of the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trust Gillian Wratt says Kaiteriteri is a particularly popular section, with user numbers tripling, compared with this period 12 months ago. Nicky McBride of Wheelie Fantastic, located at Mapua, says they’ve had a big increase of international cyclists. “We expect numbers to continue to grow. It is our fifth season and it is shaping up to be our busiest.” Tahuna Beach Holiday Park general manager Marcel Fekkes says that they have been “totally chocca,” and it’s the first time in years that they’ve had to turn people away. “It’s definitely busier than last year,” he says. “We’ve had an influx of international visitors this year, and a lot more walking traffic too – people have been

wandering in asking for sites.” Motel Association of New Zealand Nelson branch administration officer John Gilbertson says the region’s motels have also been busy during the statutory break, but says it’s too early to tell what the season in total is going to be like. “It’s been going well, and we’ve been busy so far,” he says. “We are predicting that the new airlines will make a difference.” The Abel Tasman National Park is also proving to be a hot spot, with a surge of both international and kiwi visitors this summer. Brendan Alborn, owner of Abel Tasman Aqua taxi, says they have been busier than last year, which he puts down to a combination of the New Zealand dollar being weak, better promotion from the tourism sector, and more kiwis out and about doing activities and spending more money. “It’s been a fantastic season,” he says. “There have just been so many people around. The season started early and has kicked on - it’s been crazy.”

He says the recent rain hasn’t made any impact on business either. “People tend to either guts the rain out, or pay attention to the forecast,” he says. “After a rainy day we’ll be inundated with people, so it averages out.” Vic Brew Bar general manager Phil Williams says the bar had an earlier start to the season and that his staff have noticed more overseas tourists this year. And it seems the good times may not be coming to an end just yet. Lynda says winter is also shaping up to be busy, especially with the arrival of Jetstar’s Nelson to Wellington flights and the return of some events, such as Light Nelson. Rob Evans says he’s been struck by how many people are in the airport throughout the day. “It’s just the consistency of it. We’re busy from the moment we open up at 6am right through to the last flight. It gets a bit cosy in here at times but it’s a good news story that shows the confidence in the region.”

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Rodeo president: This one could be the last Simon Bloomberg

The cowboys won’t be the only ones holding on for dear life at the Richmond Rodeo at the A and P Showground in Richmond on Saturday. The future of the Richmond Rodeo itself will also be hanging in the balance with organisers saying this year’s edition could be the last unless a big crowd turns out to save the day. Club president Ian Parkes says the rodeo has been losing money for the last three years and a fourth consecutive loss could spell the end for the event. Ian says the main reason for the losses has been the increasing costs associated with staging the rodeo, combined with crowd numbers which have remained static at about 2000. “All the people who help out are volunteers but we still have to pay to get the officials here and provide their accommodation. We also have to transport the bulls up from North Canterbury and the broncs from Waimate and pay prize money for the competitors. “A lot of the administration costs have gone up, too. It used to cost us $70 for a liquor licence now it costs us $700, so it all adds up.

Action from last year’s Richmond Rodeo. Photo: Marc Palmano/Shuttersport. “We’ve lost money for the last three years and we’ve all just about had enough. If we don’t have a successful rodeo on Saturday and get a big crowd, it could be the last one.” Ian says the club has been also been battling “unfounded” negative publicity created by animal rights group SAFE which has had a “small impact” on support from sponsors. He says SAFE’s criticism that rodeo is cruel to animals is misguided, and that the bulls and broncs on the rodeo circuit are “well looked after and respected and lead good lives”. “We have had the bulls stay on our farm and they are that quiet they will eat out of your hand. They wouldn’t do that if they were scared or timid or wild. “The alternative for many of the rodeo animals is much crueller too. Some of the broncs

would be dog tucker by now if they weren’t rodeo horses.” Richmond Rodeo Club secretary Tina Angus-Phyn says the rodeo has always been a popular stop on the summer rodeo circuit, attracting many of the country’s top cowboys and cowgirls, and this Saturday’s edition is no exception. Glamorous Australian Rodeo Queen Latoya Wards will be a special guest at the rodeo while a number of Nelson showjumping riders will be saddling up for the barrel racing. Tina says there will also be prizes for the best dressed preschool and primary schoolaged children in the Miss Cowgirl and Mr Cowboy contest. Tina says the contest will start at about 2pm and contestants can enter on the day. The rodeo will be held at the A & P Showgrounds in Richmond starting at 1pm. Tickets are available at the Richmond Mall or at the gate, with entry costing $15 for adults, $10 for college students, intermediate children $5, primary school children free and family passes $45. A post-rodeo party, featuring the band Kicks will be held at Armadillos on Queen St in Richmond from 6pm, with all welcome.

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Crash closes Nelson Airport: A small aircraft crashed onto the Nelson Airport runway on Wednesday afternoon, closing the airport temporarily. The airport’s CEO, Rob Evans, says the male pilot was performing a training flight. “It’s just a small single engine aircraft belonging to Pacific Pilot Training,” says Robert. The male pilot was alone in the aircraft and walked away from the crash without any serious injuries.

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‘Neighbour poisoned our trees’ Simon Bloomberg

A Richmond family is appalled by the deceitful behaviour of a “neighbour from hell” who is alleged to have deliberately poisoned 40 shelter trees on their property. Jill and Bernard Kearns planted the shelter trees 26 years ago when they purchased two hectares of bare land on Hill St North to set up a lifestyle block. The land adjacent to their property was subdivided about three years ago and last August Jill and Bernard paid an arborist $2500 to top the trees to allow more sunlight into their new neighbours’ properties. However, Jill says one of their six neighbours still wasn’t happy and late last year poisoned about 40 of the 80 trees by pouring herbicide and diesel into holes that had been drilled into the trunks. The trees are now dying, leaving the Kearns and the other neighbours, “who are all wonderful,” disappointed they are living next to a “neighbour from hell”. Jill says she knows who did it but won’t name the person because of legal considerations. There are 80 trees in the shelter belt and only the ones adjacent to the neigh-

Jill Kearns inspects two of the drill holes that were made to poison trees on her Richmond property. Photo: Simon Bloomberg. bour have been poisoned. “I was out at 10 one night, coming back from the orchard, when I saw him walking across the drive and into the trees, “Jill says.” I asked him what he was doing and he said he was going for a walk, which was really strange because no one walks up there - the whole

place smelled of diesel too. “About two weeks later, we noticed some of the trees were dying and we found the holes that had been drilled in trunks. So my husband went and saw him and asked if he did it, but he denied everything. “We called the police and they

interviewed him too, but he said he didn’t do it. It’s frustrating, but we can’t do anything because we don’t have enough solid evidence. “We have some wonderful neighbours and I know they are all disappointed too. It’s a shame that one bad egg is ruining it for everyone.”

The police officer who investigated the complaint, senior constable Glyn Cunningham, says the trees have “definitely been deliberately poisoned” but they can’t prove who committed the “disgusting act”. “It’s a selfish and nasty thing to do and we’ve spoken to a person about it, but they denied it was anything to do with them. There is not a lot we can do without evidence.” Jill says she could possibly understand the neighbour’s frustration if the trees had been newly planted and were growing too big. However, the neighbour “brought their house knowing the trees were there and then came around and complained about them”. Jill says they thought they were being good neighbours when they paid to get the trees topped to reduce the shading, but “obviously that wasn’t enough for this person.” She isn’t sure what they will do with the dying trees which provide important shelter for their orchard. “I went out to the orchard after the big wind we had a week ago and there were plums on the ground everywhere. That hasn’t happened before.”


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Weeds start to takeover Stoke stream

WEEDS ATTACK STREAM: Weeds grow around the edges of Stoke's Orchard Stream Garden. One Stoke resident wants Nelson City Council to do something about it before they kill some of the native plants that are growing around the stream. Photo: Kate Russell.

Kate Russell Stream edges in parts of Stoke have become “rampant” with weeds, which are so thick that one resident has deemed them to be a flood risk. Marye Miller contacted the Nelson Weekly, concerned about the amount of what she says are “noxious weeds” growing up in amongst native plants in and around the Orchard Stream Garden, and other parts of the stream along The Ridgeway and further up Marlowe St. She says she has noticed that the weeds have been growing progressively over the last year, and despite contacting Nelson City Council three times about the weeds, she has not been given any answers. “We moved here November 2014 and remarked how neat and tidy the stream banks were,” says Marye, who walks her dog along the path by the stream most days. “Now you can hardly even see there is a stream there.” The main noxious weed she has seen is Tradescantia Fluminensis - commonly known as Wandering Willy or Wandering Jew, which is considered an “invasive species” or “pest plant.” She has also noticed buttercup, sticky weed and arum lilies along the stream edges. “They climb up through the plants and basically smother them," she says. A spokesman from Nelson City Council says Marye's messages were received and they are aware of the weeds, which they believe to be “problem weeds,” rather than noxious. Alec Louverdis, Group Manager Infrastructure at the council says that spraying work has been carried out on the worst of the weeds, and a follow up control has been programmed for after the holiday break. He also says the weeds are very difficult to control with the chemicals they are able to use along and within stream systems. Since the Weekly contacted the council on Thursday, Marye says it looks like someone has been there and chopped some of the weeds out, but have just left them on the banks. “There has been a bit of spraying since Thursday, but not on the creeping weeds as far as I can make out,” she says. “I can see they have chopped the arum lilies, but left the bulbs.” Marye's husband, who is a green keeper, says the weeds are, indeed noxious and would also like to see the area properly maintained.






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val covered, such as traffic management, sound system, first aid, advertising, and all the other things that get this event off the ground,” says Ted. “We are feeling very thankful. One man contacted me and said his parents were too elderly to come, so gave a donation instead. We really appreciate the local support.” Ted says there will be between 30 and 60 visiting kite-fliers, including international visitors and world-famous kite designer Peter Lynn from Ashburton. Buggy rides, face painting, balloon ani-

keep it alive after a tough year. “There are only a handful of us left on the committee now trying to make it happen,” he says. “It’s difficult to get members.” The club also put out a call for donations in December to keep the festival running and have been humbled with the response. They have received sponsorship from the Nelson Events Marketing and Development Programme, funded by the Nelson City Council, and from local businesses and the general public. “It means we have the basics of the festi-

Neale Park will be filled with colour this weekend, as the annual Nelson Summer Kite Festival celebrates its 25th year. Kite-fliers from all over the country will put on a spectacular flying art show, and the public are also welcome to bring their kites to fly. Event coordinator Ted Howard, from the Nelson Kite Club, says that it’s definitely a “milestone” year for the festival, and he is feeling thankful that they have been able to

mals, food and drink stalls will also be on offer. “It’s a great community event and when the weather is good - it’s great. With a nice sea breeze coming off Tasman Bay, it’s spectacular,” he says. “Come on down and enjoy an amazing colourful event, and for those who haven’t experienced it, they should come check out what is an really amazing display.” The 25th Annual Nelson Summer Kite Festival, Sunday 24th January 2016 from 125pm at Neale Park. Donations welcome.

Tug-of-Peace Wednesday, 27 January MEET at 12 Noon, Kick-off at 12.30pm Upper Trafalgar St, Nelson (By the Vic Brew Bar) Come along and support your team!

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al, organisers are encouraging people to make the most of the cycle trail to get to Middle Earth Winery. Coordinated by the Rotary Club of Richmond, the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival has always played a large role in supporting the community and 2016 is to be no different. For all the information you need about ticket prices, where you can get them, transport and the festival's sponsors, including two new businesses, Taylors Contracting and HQ Cafe and Bar, visit the website at www.richmondrotary. or the festival's Facebook page. MIT3471

The ultimate celebration of local food, wine and beer is back in the form of the 2016 Brightwater Wine and Food Festival. Once again organisers are using a backto-basics approach which has proven to be a winning formula, and this year the festival will offer a full-on family day out, including supervised kids activities. Event goers are encouraged to bring their own shade solutions, while the festival will be offering another great lineup of musicians and the best in local produce. Motorhome owners are welcome to park up on the winery grounds for the


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Local sketch artist Robbie Burns, who used his wife as a muse, was one of over 50 artists who displayed their work at the Queens Gardens Art Exhibition on Saturday. The gardens were transformed with colour on Saturday for the annual exhibition, which featured everything from paintings, mosaics and garden art, to glass, photography, and woodwork. Committee member Heather Plowman says everyone drifting through loved the interaction with the artists Photo: Brittany Spencer.

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Well done, Wattie... a great outcome to a potentially tragic situation. Sharyn Purves.

sensible Tim Skinner. And no - he's not a friend or relation! - just worth our vote. Morag Woode.

There is definitely a lesson to be learnt here for all parents. Do not take the ocean for granted, Mother Nature is in charge. Pamela Parker.

Thank you Jetstar: As a recent traveller on Air New Zealand from Nelson, it was a great surprise on checking-in that the staff handling our checked luggage were almost pleasant and were on the cusp of being courteous. On boarding the air craft via a modern well-constructed ramp, we were greeted, as always, by a very pleasant member of the cabin crew, the aircraft was clean and comfortable. The whole experience was almost pleasant. Thank you Jetstar, as without your presence in Nelson we would probably still be experiencing the "take it or leave it" attitude from Air New Zealand. R Cooke.


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Wow? A lesson for all locals there, we all think Rabbit island is so safe and forget that pool toys are just that and the sea doesn't play nice sometimes. Nola Timpson. Criticism of councillors: I join those not impressed by the behaviour of those councillors apparently forming a subversive sub-group within the council. The same few, every time. Their attack on Eric Davy was inexcusable (was Luke Ackland the real front man on this?). And preventing reliable, affordable wood burners from being available to those needing them in their homes smacks of eco-fascism - as well as callousness. Nelson does not have a major pollution problem, and never did. There's been too much of a beatup on this all around (as with the grandstanding over prioritising cycling) and the public is tired of shameful excuses to avoid the reality of denying people decent, warm housing. We need to dump this council, except for the always

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Wishing tree success: In its 21 years, never have the contributions of the New Zealand community been so generous. With 44,392 gifts collected this year, and with a further $19,000 in donations, Kmart and our charity partner The Salvation Army are humbled by the amazing generosity of New Zealanders who give to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal at Christmas time. The people of Nelson should be proud of their generosity. Donating an impressive 1,445 gifts to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal at Kmart Richmond, your contributions have meant struggling families and kids can also experience the joy of Christmas in what can be a stressful financial time for those living paycheck to paycheck.

We know how much it means to those who hit hard times, to know that people out there care and are willing to support any way that they can during Christmas. On behalf of the entire Kmart team and our friends at The Salvation Army, I give my heartfelt thanks for your contribution. You are the real Santa’s helpers of the season. Camrin Holmes, store manager, Kmart Richmond. Menzshed fire: How absolutely devastating. Gut wrenching after all that hard work. Anne Smirnov. Aw no, I have a few friends who talk about how awesome this place was to go. I hope a new set up can be done somewhere. Shawnee Burford-Young. Woodburner debate: I agree that it's a shame our "seven pillars of wisdom" voted against affordable (and non-polluting) woodburners. There may be some fresh candidates for the council election. But if negative campaigning is to start already, the name to be remembered is the proven liar's (see the 15 December Nelson Weekly, p.6). Ren Kempthorne. To have your say on any local issue, or any story printed in this newspaper, simply send us an email at editorial@nelsonweekly., or you can like our Facebook page and comment on stories as they are posted online. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Exciting step up for Lucy A New Year is often the chance to make a fresh 15 years of hair styling experience to bring her start, which is why Lucy Lithgow has jumped local clients a look they will love. at the opportunity to take on her own business. “I love people and I’m creative and I love hair,” Chebeau for Hair has a ten year long history says Lucy. “I just enjoy every aspect of hairin Stoke, making a name for itself thanks to dressing and making people feel good, but the quality hair styling, and Lucy one thing I can say I really love is proud to now call herself a is doing restyles.” partner in the business. Chebeau for Hair welcomes “It was an opportunity given to both men and women to enme that I couldn’t refuse and joy the relaxed and welcoming the chance to step up to the atmosphere of the salon, comnext level by starting somebined with the styling talents of thing of my own,” says Lucy. both Lynette and Lucy. Located Lucy is now managing and opin the Robinson Complex at erating the salon alongside Ly669 Main Rd, Stoke, the salon nette McGrath, who has been offers clients plenty of parking, the sole owner of Chebeau for wheel chair access, privacy and Hair for the last five years, and a coffee or tea and a chat during says she is looking forward to their appointment. learning from someone who After a fantastic start to 2016, has created such a respected Lucy is excited for what the business. rest of the year has to hold for “I think I’m just going to put Lucy Lithgow has started both Chebeau for Hair and her my stamp on Chebeau for Hair 2016 as a new part owner of clients. as we go, but Lynette has got a Chebeau for Hair. Appointments can be made by very successful business here contacting Lucy on 547 7991, and I’m sort of following her lead at the mo- with the salon open Monday, Tuesday and Friment,” says Lucy. day from 9am-5pm and Wednesday and ThursAfter training in the UK, Lucy moved to New day from 9am with late night appointments Zealand four years ago and now employs her available until 8pm. Business Update. Adv.

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Snorkellers get a close look at Cable Bay marine life Jessie Johnston

Around 140 people turned up at Cable Bay on Sunday to experience life under the sea. The community guided snorkel day was organised by Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) in order to educate people on the creatures that call the sea home and spark an interest in people for our local marine reserves. “What we want to do is give people a marine experience up close underneath the water in their local environment and raise their awareness of the Horoirangi marine reserve. It’s also about getting local people to develop a connection with the marine environment, with the idea that with that connection, perhaps there will be more care and interest in their marine environments,” says or-

ganiser Megan Wilson. Experience was no barrier with kids and adults of all ages taking part, under the guidance of practiced local divers from the Nelson Underwater Club. “We were actually going to do the Cable Bay walkway and we saw this advertised and I thought it would be quite a cool idea. It seemed like a really nice and easy set up to have a go,” says Kanishka Jayasena of Stoke. A total of 154 people were involved in the day including the guides and other volunteers. The Cable Bay snorkel day was one of many that are being held throughout the country thanks to EMR, Sunday’s event made possible with additional support from Whenua Iti Outdoors, Port Nelson, Nelson Underwater Club and the Department of Conservation.

Nikora Hedlund, 8 and Licca Campbell, 10, with guide Jude Heath, centre, at Cable Bay for the guided snorkel day on Sunday. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

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Menz Shed, Tuesday, January 12: Founder of the burned down MenzShed, Rex Lucas, says things are looking up since last week’s article in the Weekly from which he and his wife received an influx of support from locals. The Oceania Group have also agreed to give the community another workshop. “They are going to replace the shed, replace the workshop and replace the tools, and they want only the best,” says Rex’s wife, Pam. The area has now been cleared and stands ready for new sheds, but Rex says it will take some time before the new workshop is up and running once more. The fire brigade has yet to confirm the cause of the fire but Rex says they suspect it may have been an electrical fault. Road Hogs, Tuesday, January 12: Since their article in the Nelson Weekly, owners of indoor mini golf business Road Hogs, Troy and Joanne Warring, say they have been inundated with enquiries about taking on the business for free. About 100 emails have hit their inbox, including people interested from overseas, plus, Troy says he has even created a national news interest with his business proposition, including TV interviews and Mike Hosking's radio show. Troy is now in negotiation with around three people and he hopes to have a result by the end of the week. Victory Community Centre, Tuesday, December 8: The Victory Community Centre have reached their target of raising $60,000 to help keep it afloat. Director Kindra Douglas says she has been blown away by the generosity of the Nelson public, and they made their target just before Christmas. All up, they received $12,000 though their Givealittle page and general donations, plus some large donations to help pull them through. “One individual gave us $2000, which was amazing,” says Kindra. “Sometimes all you need to do is put the call out and people will respond.” They have also formed a new fundraising group and are planning some exciting events for 2016.

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New line pricing from 1 April 2016

Network Tasman’s prices cover the cost of its local distribution network and the cost of national transmission of electricity. These are a portion of the price charged by retailers to consumers within the Network Tasman coverage area. Network Tasman’s distribution price will not be changing in 2016, but the transmission price will increase due to increased charges by the national grid owner, Transpower. Overall, the impact on average domestic power bills is a 0.6% network charge increase, adding around 32 cents per month or $3.80 annually. Understanding the table below: Most residential consumers and some small businesses (those who have supplies with a maximum delivery capacity of 15kVA) are Group 1 consumers. Group 2 consumers have a delivery capacity of between 20kVA and 150kVA. Price description General connections 15-150 kVA capacity

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Transmission Total price price last year last year

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c/day c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh

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3.15 3.04 3.36 1.03 2.33 1.38

15.00 9.21 10.14 3.07 7.17 4.25

11.85 6.17 6.78 2.04 4.84 2.87

3.15 2.98 3.29 1.01 2.28 1.35

15.00 9.15 10.07 3.05 7.12 4.22

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3.68 5.87 6.45 1.94 4.61 2.72

1.53 2.24 2.49 0.75 1.72 1.03

5.21 8.11 8.94 2.69 6.33 3.75

3.68 5.87 6.45 1.94 4.61 2.72

1.50 2.20 2.44 0.74 1.69 1.01

5.18 8.07 8.89 2.68 6.30 3.73

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c/day c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh

11.85 8.81 9.38 4.86 7.57 5.67

3.15 3.36 3.62 1.89 2.82 2.14

15.00 12.17 13.00 6.75 10.39 7.81

11.85 8.81 9.38 4.86 7.57 5.67

3.15 3.30 3.55 1.86 2.77 2.10

15.00 12.11 12.93 6.72 10.34 7.77

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c/day c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh

11.85 12.24 12.81 8.28 11.02 9.11

3.15 4.69 4.95 3.23 4.13 3.46

15.00 16.93 17.76 11.51 15.15 12.57

11.85 12.24 12.81 8.28 11.02 9.11

3.15 4.59 4.84 3.16 4.04 3.38

15.00 16.83 17.65 11.44 15.06 12.49

53 37 22 23 0 9 438

c/kVA/day c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh c/kWh

31.24 1.67 1.81 0.52 1.30 0.75 0.00

8.78 0.61 0.67 0.19 0.48 0.28 0.00

40.02 2.28 2.48 0.71 1.78 1.03 0.00

31.24 1.67 1.81 0.52 1.30 0.75 0.00

8.61 0.60 0.66 0.19 0.47 0.27 0.00

39.85 2.27 2.47 0.71 1.77 1.02 0.00

87 150

c/day c/W/day

35.00 0.079

18.00 0.038

53.00 0.117

35.00 0.079

18.00 0.037

53.00 0.116

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boats in the Liquorland regatta. When the trailer boats pack up on Monday, January 25, the Nelson Regatta and all participating crews will race their way to Torrent Bay where the boats will anchor over night for a beach party ashore. Tuesday, January 26, sees a short race from Torrent Bay up to and round Tonga Island, before the fleet makes its way up through the national park, n Division 1 (Romeo) in the 2015 Nelson Regatta, Wild around Separation ng out line honours in the 2016 race. Point and into Golden Bay, coming to rest in . The marina will be busy with Tarakohe Harbour. while the club bar will be open Once berthed, the Pohara Boating Club ening meals available, and all those will take over as hosts for the evening, ted are welcome to come down to entertaining the visiting crews b and see the new boats in town. with races in the club's small for the keelboats will begin on Optimist dinghies. y in Tasman Bay, creating one A 10am start on Wednesday, eet as they join up with the trailer January 27, for the return race

to Nelson, closes the Nelson Regatta, followed by the much-anticipated prizegiving at the Tasman Bay Cruising Club, where the overall winners of the races will be announced. The keelboats are split into Romeo and Juliet division, the first being for bigger and faster boats, while Juliet division races at a more leisurely pace. Crews from both divisions accumulate points during the seven races, the biggest point earner taking home the trophy and the glory. With both regattas over in six actionpacked days, over 50 boats and around 300 people will have enjoyed everything that Nelson has to offer. For more information on where you can catch a glimpse of the racing during the regatta week, visit the events website at www.nelsonregatta. The Tasman Bay Cruising Club is also happy to welcome any new members, whether you own a boat or

just hold a passion for marine vessels. The club features three forms of membership, senior, crew and social. Crew membership allows people the chance to help man a boat and is as simple as registering on the club's website. Skippers then have access to available crew members for racing. The social membership caters to those with an interest in boats, but who would simply like the social benefits of the club's bar and restaurant. For more information on joining the club, or the chance to check out what the club has to offer, visit their website at or email


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A NEW YEAR! New You! A One Dental Mapua and Stoke are proud to welcome Joo Kim to the team. She joins principal dentist Keith Beasley in providing gentle dental care to the whole family.

One Dental Stoke is proud to introduce Joo Kim as its most recent staff member after she joined the team in September last year. Joo trained as a dentist in Dunedin and graduated in 2012, before spending a year working at Wellington Hospital. Joo Kim

Summer special: half price examination/x-rays to all new patients Normal price $130 Special offer $65 Available until 31 Jan 2016

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Contact One Dental Mapua (540 3440) or One Dental Stoke (547 7725) to book your appointment.

As well as helping people with their dental requirements and relieving their pain, Joo says a big part of her decision to become a dentist was to be able to help her clients feel more confident about their teeth. To start the New Year with a smile, make an appointment with One Dental today.

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She has also spent time volunteering overseas, first in Tanzania while she was still at dental school and later in both the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, her work there included oral health care, as well as assisting in orphanages.

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Contact the practice on 547 7725 and experience their professional, caring dental service. It’s a new year, and that means a great chance to start anew, and what better way than to start with a visit to Blackbird Eatery. Clean, wholesome food has never been more delicious and now it’s only just around the corner. Mother and daughter team Adele and Georgia Trathen have been running the Eatery on Quarantine Road since March Zoe Lithgow, Adele and Georgia Trathen last year, and along with Georgia’s friend and fellow NMIT graduate chef, Zoe Lithgow, the petite team is still making waves. The Eatery offers a range of cabinet food, including gluten and dairy-free savoury items, vegetarian, fresh daily salads plus the growing popularity of dairy, gluten and refined sugar-free raw sweet treats; perfect to curb those sugar cravings! The ladies also offer a breakfast menu, protein smoothies, Sublime coffee (which can be ordered by texting in) and a catering service for any occasion! Make sure you aid your New Year health choices by visiting Blackbird Eatery! Saying goodbye to your pregnancy weight is a lot easier thanks to Sport Tasman’s No More Mummy Tummy Course or Core N Floor, for a light, floor-based programme that works to relieve pain and help you gain strength and control of your body during pregnancy and after.

No more Mummy Tummy at Saxton Stadium First Session FREE!!!! Join Sport Tasman’s No more Mummy Tummy Course or Core N Floor for a light floor based programme to help you relieve pain, gain strength and control of your body during pregnancy and after. Need a challenge try Super Saxton Circuit for a high intensity resistance class. Relieve pain, relax and enjoy time with your baby while doing something for you!

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The programme welcomes women at all stages of pregnancy and uses body weight to help achieve a more comfortable pregnancy or to restore damage after the birth. For those who have progressed past this stage and are looking for a challenge, Sport Tasman is also running the Super Saxton Circuit, offering a high-intensity resistance class for everyone to enjoy. Participants are encouraged to bring along their babies and children while they work out, with sessions running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information or to book a spot in either course, contact Saxton Stadium today on 538 0072, or visit the Sport Tasman website at

After taking over Scissor & Comb last year, Karen Babe promised she would make some fresh and exciting changes to the local business, which is why she is proud to announce its new name, Capelli Hair Salon.




A new year is the perfect time to make positive changes and, with the salon sporting a brand new title, Karen welcomes new and existing clients to take on a new look for 2016. Karen offers her clients a wealth of experience, having over 24 years of knowledge and training in all aspects of hairdressing, plus, with a talented team behind her, Capelli is the perfect place to create the new you in the New Year. While the salon continues to offer a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere where clients can feel at home, Karen is also proud to offer people a fantastic, modern, range of hair-care products for salon care at home. Angel is a natural product that uses quality ingredients, with no parabens or sulphates, and the latest technology to ensure top performance and flawless results with every style. For a new you this year, make an appointment with Capelli Hair Salon today.


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Gold miners in the Tasman district are angry at claim jumpers who are costing them thousands of dollars by illegally dredging in areas where they don't have a permit. New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals, which regulates gold mining in this country, last year received three complaints about claim jumpers from permitted gold miners operating in rivers around the Tapawera district. All three miners had paid NZPM for a permit to mine gold in a section of river but then arrived at their mining sites to find that a claim jumper had already dredged the area. NZPM's principal compliance advisor Jackie Adams says "this is completely unacceptable” and he is warning claim jumpers that they face serious consequences if they are caught. "Under the Crown Minerals Act, any person who commits an offence of mining without an appropriate permit can face a term of imprisonment of up to two years or a fine of up to $400,000 on conviction. "Small scale mining with a suction dredge is permitted by the Tasman District Council, but all gold miners still need a permit. Any gold mining has to meet New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals criteria under





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a suction dredge that is used to mine gold in rivers. the Crown Minerals Act." Jackie says the Tapawera gold miners he spoke to are "highly annoyed" that people are jumping their claims. Although all three permits were for small scale mining, he says the claim jumpers are effectively stealing gold from the Government and denying the permit holders a potential income. "They have paid a couple of thousand dollars for the permit and then pay $500 a year for fees and royalties on top of that. You can understand why they are annoyed - I imagine it could get quite heated if they found one of these claim jumpers on their site." However, Jackie concedes that there may be some confusion over the issue because Tasman District Council states in its plan that small scale mining with a suction dredge is a permitted activity and doesn’t require a resource consent. He

says council needs to make it clear that the government automatically owns all gold and it is illegal to mine for gold without getting a permit from NZPM. "I've spoken to the council to try and clear up any possible confusion and they have said they will look into it. We don't want to convict anyone when they genuinely think they aren't doing anything illegal." Enforcement officers from NZPM will be carrying out inspections around the Tapawera district "over the coming months." However, Jackie admits that claim jumping is extremely difficult to police because gold mining is usually carried out in remote areas by "highly mobile guys who head into the bush for a week with a suction dredge and tent." It is the second time that claim jumpers have hit the headlines around Tapawera, after a Nelson gold miner complained that at least $100,000 of gold had been taken illegally from his mining operation on the Tadmor River in 2013. The man had a 10 year permit to mine 7.9 hectares of the river, but claimed half a dozen other miners moved in with their suction dredges and "went hard" as soon as word got out that he was seeking a permit.


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SPORT Junior athletes tear around Saxton Field

The gun sounded and he was off: local boy Ben Walker cleaned up the competition at his first Colgate Games. Nelson hosted this year’s Colgate Games and the 39 Athletics Nelson entrants made the most of their home turf advantage. First timer Ben Walker claimed a gold in the grade 11 boys 4x100 metre relay, a silver in the grade 10 boys long jump and a bronze in the grade 10 boys high jump with a personal best of 1.26 metres. Ben also got a personal best in the long jump, leaping to a massive 4.33 metres, almost three times his own height. Ben says stepping up to a national level is a bit of a challenge but that was his favourite part. “I get to compete against other people from other parts of New Zealand and I get to see how I compare to them.” Athletics Nelson’s Sophie Wemyss and Sam Newson also medalled, Sophie received a bronze for her 1600 metre race walk, and Sam took home a

Sophie Wemyss and Ben Walker from Athletics Nelson were among the local athletes reigning medals at last weekend’s Colgate Games. Photo: Brittany Spencer. bronze for his long jump and a gold for the 4x100 metre relay with Ben. Athletics Nelson’s Team Manager Nicola Newson says that, for many of the athletes - like Ben, this was their first time competing nationally, and clubs from Kerikeri to Inver-


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cargill traveled to Nelson for the games. “The kids loved taking part in such a big event, it's up at that next level and they get to compete with so many different athletes from so many different clubs .” “I’m so proud of them all, a lot of the athletes had never competed at the Colgate Games or at that

level before.” One of the organisers, Jason Stack, says they’ve had nothing but great feedback from all the competitors. “Throughout all the clubs, there were a lot of outstanding performances and personal bests and everyone enjoyed coming to Nelson for the three day meet, a lot of families are even staying on for a holiday,” he says.

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You’ve seen the outfits at the Wellington 7s, watched the crowd party at the Auckland 9s – well, the organisers of the Warriors pre-season rugby league game want to bring the same atmosphere to Trafalgar Park. Organiser Aldo Miccio says the game, which will feature the Warriors playing St George Illawarra Dragons on February 20, is about more than just league, so they are running a dress up competition to encourage fun “We want to build on the whole party element and festival atmosphere happening, and make it a big deal. The 7s and 9s have done a good job of it so there’s no point reinventing the wheel.” People can enter in pairs at the park and the outfit judged best will earn the owners a trip for two to Auckland. The package will include flights from Air New Zealand, accommodation at Sky City and tickets to the Warriors match against Manly on April 7. Aldo says momentum is building for the game, being dubbed the Battle of Trafalgar, with around 5000 tickets already sold. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek.

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ACOB's Glen Baumfield loses his off-stump against Stoke/ Nayland on Saturday. Photo: Evan Barnes/ Shuttersport.

SPEEDWAY: Nelson's 1NZ driver Shane Harwood missed the final cut of 23 drivers for the World Superstock championships at Rotorua on Saturday. Shane was eliminated in qualifying along with a number of other top drivers. Palmerston North's Scott Joblin won the final. MOUNTAINBIKING: Nelson riders Ingrid Richter and Cameron Jones won their second consecutive gold medals in the second round of the New Zealand Mountainbike cross-country series, held in Napier at the weekend. Ingrid won the elite women's race in 1hr 26min 53sec while Cameron took out the under-17 race in 58min 14.5sec. Ingrid and Cameron last week won their first round races at Rotorua.

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Main Road Stoke Speed Limit Change It is proposed to change the speed limit on Main Road Stoke, between Orphanage Stream and Salisbury Road, from 80 km/h to 60 km/h. WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK










Council staff will be present at the public meeting to answer technical questions about the speed limit change.



All written feedback must be received by 5pm Monday 15 February 2016.



• Coming to speak to Councillors at a public meeting on 9 March 2016 at the Saxton Oval, Saxton Field, Stoke. (See below to book a time.)




• Dropping your feedback in to Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson.

For more information about the proposed speed limit change and the options considered by Council, visit for the full Council report. Hard copies of the report are available at Civic House or any Nelson public library.

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• Sending your written views to Chris Pawson, Freepost Authority Number 76919, PO Box 645, Nelson 7010.



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In August 2015, in response to a number of highly publicised crashes at the intersection of Main Road Stoke and Elms Street, Council officers and local representatives from the New Zealand Police undertook a crash reduction study of the site. The study found a very high risk of crashes resulting in death or serious injury and recommended urgent improvements to the layout of the intersection. It is proposed to better match the speed of vehicles on Main Road Stoke to the visibility available to drivers turning out of Elms Street. Lowering speeds has a direct effect on crash survival and injury rates. If this recommendation is accepted, the speed limit on Main Road Stoke between Orphanage Stream and Salisbury Road will be permanently reduced to 60 km/h.




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The cricket season has kicked into high gear over the past week with clubs now playing two competitions at once. The senior club cricket calendar is split into two halves, the first before Christmas is the two-day competition and after the New Year period the teams switch into coloured clothes for white-ball cricket. On Saturdays, the clubs play a 50-over competition and on Thursday nights it’s the T20 competition. Nelson Cricket general manager Richard Hayward says it’s a busy

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Speed Limit Change Notification Currently 80kph Proposed 60kph

For any other questions or to book a time to speak at the public meeting please contact our Administration Support team by phone on 03 546 0200 or by email to A final decision will be made at the Works and Infrastructure Committee Meeting on 31 March 2016. The minutes of the meeting will be available on Council’s website following the meeting.

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Kate Kempthorne (number 24) starts her 10km run up the Maitai Valley on Sunday during the NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon and 10km. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

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The Nelson Striders competed in their annual half marathon and 10km event up Maitai Valley over the weekend. The unique event was established after members of the group, who were out on a Sunday morning jog up the Maitai Valley in 1994, came dangerously close to disaster after encountering a wild boar. Fortunately, Maitai Dam caretaker Trevor Ruffell came to the res-

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cue, and ever since then runners have been competing to take home the prestigious Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy. Runners must estimate their time over the 21.1km distance up the valley and whoever guesses closest takes home the trophy. Around 110 people took part in the half marathon and 10km, several of them from outside Nelson and even New Zealand. This year the winner of the Trevor Ruffell Tusk Trophy, aka The Boars Jaw’s, was Nel-

son’s Simon Leaning who was just three seconds off his estimated time. Second place went to Amber Lawson from North Canterbury with 14 seconds, followed by Nelson’s Kimble Rawson with 15 seconds. In the 10km event, Lizzie Tai of Motueka took out first place with the exact time, followed by Nelson’s Maria Hillier with seven seconds and a draw between Iona Fitchett and Jeff Leckey for third place with eight seconds.

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The Tasman Bay Snapper Classic is coming up on February 20 and organiser Troy Dando says an awesome response from sponsors has provided a top prize of a boat, motor and trailer worth more than $10,000. It will go to the competitor who catches closest to the average weight of all the snapper weighed in on the day. "As long as you catch a snapper you have a chance of winning it," Dando says. "Most average weight snapper competition winners have fish in the 1.53 kilogram range and, as we know, Tasman Bay is full of that size snapper at the moment." He predicted a fish weighing 1.98kg would win the boat. As well as the boat prize of a DNA 300 dinghy with an 8hp Honda outboard and trailer, there are also prizes for the 1st-15th heaviest snapper, the heaviest kingfish, heaviest kaha-

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Community Events Nelson Surf Carnival. Check out the surf action this weekend as the Nelson Surf Life Saving Club compete against Blenheim, Christchurch and Greymouth. Saturday includes a 10am boat race from Tahunanui Beach and 3pm Pool Champs at Nayland. Sunday will kick off with beach events at Tahunanui from 9am. Waimea Harrier Club Summer Roaster 10km Race. Saturday 23rd January, starting at 3.30pm for walkers and 4.00pm for runners. Starts and finishes outside the Wakefield police station. $10 entry. Spot prizes at the Wakefield hotel afterwards. Nelson Male Voice Choir starts back Monday 25 Jan., & then every Monday, at Reformed Church, Enner Glynn, 6.45 pm. Conductor, Andrea Hamilton. New members very welcome. Ph: Ernie, 5487291. Train as a Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer. Every shift is different.Get more information from CAB 9 Paru Paru Rd., ph 5482117 or email nelsontasman@ Applications close Friday 12 Feb. Kayaking. River kayaking course, 1721 Feb 2016. Nelson Canoe Club. Application deadline 10 Feb. For info & application form call 03-547-2838 or email 2016 Educational Grant available for mature female students undertaking full time tertiary study for the first time. Application forms available from: Secretary, Soroptimist International Club of Waimea, email Good Grief I'm a Mum!” Support & Education Group – a free 6 week course/ group (starting 10/2/2016) available to all Mums who are struggling with Postnatal depression, distress or anxiety. Wednesday mornings 10-12pm – free child-care available. For more info, or to enrol, call Postnatal Support Nelson (03)548 3555 25th Annual Nelson Kite Festival Sun 24 Jan 12-5pm at Neale Park Nelson

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gold coin donation. Kite stall, food & drink stalls, face painting, balloon making, great family friendly fun. For more info ph 548 8707 Parent to Parent Nelson is hosting a support group for Parents with children with ADHD. Next group meeting 22 Jan.. For more details contact nelson@ or Nicola 03 544 2502 ABBEYFIELD HOUSE 2 St Francis Way, Stoke holding a fundraising GARAGE SALE on Sat. 23rd Jan., 8.30am until Noon. Something for everyone, Paintin gs,Books,Magazines,Kitchenalia,Collect ables & more. Come & have a browse. Nelson Provincial Museum, Women of Empire Floor Talk 1 Feb. 2016 4pm. Limited Numbers. Free. RSVP to sarah. , 548 9588. Cancer Soviety groups: Survivors & Thrivers Tuesday 9 Feb. Crusoe’s Café meet like minded people & enjoy a coffee & morning tea & a chat. Ph: Cancer Society Nelson 539 1137 to register. $5 each subsidised by Cancer Society. Prostate Cancer Support Group meet 1st Thursday of month House 1.30 to 3.30pm Ph: Ian 547 3373 Relaxation & Meditation Wednesdays 1.20pm Fairfield House Ph: Cancer Society 539 1137 cost $3.00 everyone welcome. Relay for Life 5-6 March register team now or Ph: 539 1137 to register for Survivors & Carers reception. LINE DANCING re start for 2016 Thurs 21st Jan 10am Suburban Club. Beginners welcome. Meet new people cuppa & chat . Gentle keep fit great cardio, all ages male female. Ph Diane Sutherland 03 54 79280. NELSON TRAMPING CLUB invites you: Jan. 23, Captain Creek Hut, medium. Contact Liam 546 7345. Details www.

Business House Croquet at Nelson Hinemoa Club,Halifax St, make up teams of 2 from your business, play is for the next 3 Mondays starting at 5.45pm,register now with Thelma 5476384 or Alan 5467396,fun & laughter the only requirement. NELSON PHILATELIC SOCIETY: The club for stamp collectors & philatelists. Come & join us, next meeting is 7:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 9th, at Stoke school. Ph 5471140 for more info. Enner Glynn Playcentre has spaces available. We offer 3 free session to experience our fun play environment for preschoolers. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30-12.00. Ph 547 4007 or just drop in at 8 Enner Glynn rd. Food, is it a problem for you? Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity &/or compulsive eating? Overeaters Anonymous works. Ph 0226730237. Meetings held weekly. All welcome. Euthanasia information meeting - Renee Joubert, executive officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ, will be giving 2 public talks, giving an overview of the arguments for & against euthanasia & assisted suicide legalisation. Meetings are on Wed. 20 Jan. 2.30 pm at the Reformed Church, 15 Burrough Place, Enner Glynn & 7.30 pm at the Hope Community Church, Ranzau Rd., Hope Dance Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue sequence dances. Recorded music. Sat. 9 Jan., 7.30–11.15, Richmond School Hall $6 /10 pp, please bring supper to share. John Wilson, 547 5331 or Nelson Social Dancing Club. ULTIMATE FRISBEE - Wednesdays 5.30pm, Tahuna touch fields. Beginners welcome, M/F, ages 14+. questions: rex. SIT AND BE FIT Victory Community Church (238 Upper Vanguard St) Commences Thursday 14 Jan 2016 @ 10 am. Fun while you get fitter, work at your level. For info. contact Shirley 547 1433

or 021 121 8023 BETTER BREATHING CLASSES – 1. Nelson held 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at a new time of 1pm at the Reformed Church, Enner Glynn. Starts 10th Feb. Seated exercise learning correct breathing techniques & relaxation skills. $2 per class.2. Stoke held 1st Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm at Ernest Rutherford Village, 49 Covent Drive, Stoke. Starts 3rd Feb. Fantastic venue to learn better breathing skills. $2 per class. 3. Richmond held 1st Tuesday of the month at 10.30 at Oakwoods Village, Lower Queen St., Richmond. Starts 2nd Feb. Light exercise with focused breathing & a supportive group. $2 per class. Doing No Harm: Enlightened ethics for ordinary people, with Bonni Ross. Explore compassionate action in daily life. Feb 2nd, 4th, 9th, 16th. 7.15pm Natural Life Centre, Founders Park. By donation BECOME A SAMARITAN. Are you a caring compassionate listener, we would like to hear from you. Excellent training & support provided commencing on 17th Feb.. Phone 548 2400 Email: DOVEDALE COUNTRY AFFAIR. 14 Feb '16. Stall applications are now available. $25 or Food stalls $50. email: or phone Ann Win (03)5433832 for an application. Swimming Group all welcome Ngawhatu Pool every Friday 12.30pm $3 donation to Cancer Society 539 1137 NEW MUM looking for something to do come and join a SPACE programme great discussions on baby development, toy making and music. Contact Teresa Flowers 035479877 or dave_ ATAWHAI COMMUNITY CHURCH THURSDAYS 7-8.30pm, $3 per session FREE TRANSPORT from Nelson I- site Centre Ph Ray for details 0212163200. RELAY FOR LIFE 5-6 MARCH 2016

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refugees in Nelson. Have fun, meet new people, & experience new cultures. Full training provided. Contact jettie. ph 5484978 PILATES on the Beach, Summer hours. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am Wednesdays 5:45pm. Saturdays 10am. On Tahunanui Beach All welcome, $7 bring a mat or towel Enquires Marion 021 08399290 Nz RED CROSS: Would you like to make a difference? Support former refugees to resettle in Nelson. Next training starts soon. Contact: jettie.zeestraten@ or 548-4978. THE NELSON CATHEDRAL FLOWER GUILD would like some more volunteers. You don’t need to be an expert flower arranger. The Guild works in supportive groups, helping each other. If you would like more information contact Janette Lash 5485998 or Debbie 548 1008. FREE EVENING HEALTH CLINIC 5.307.30 1st Tue of month at Franklyn Village & 1st Friday of month at Victory Community Centre. CALENDAR 2016 "FAVOURITE BIRDS" Spectacular new photos of native & endemic birds AVAILABLE NOW! at Hardys Health Shop - Richmond Mall Alchemy Arts & Craft Cafe- 92 Bateup Road, Richmond Grey Power Office Stoke Delicious Gift Shop - Mapua Retail $10 each Fund Raiser for Native Bird Recovery - Richmond Group. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you love helping mums & bubs & have some time to give back to the community? Nelson Parents Centre is looking for some keen people to help co-ordinate & facilitate their antenatal & postnatal courses in Nelson. Ph Tania 545 0964 / HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: You don't have to use a hammer to help us build homes! Volunteer at 'our exciting new 'Restore'. Ph 547 4626.


NO MATTER WHAT’S TROUBLING YOU - Samaritans listen anytime of the day or night. 0800 726 666 HEART HELP: A support group for people that have had surgery or other heart events. Get together at the Honest Lawyer, Monaco for a coffee & chat, 3rd Sat of the month at 10.30am. Ph Alan 547 6552 or Graham 021 034 6335 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Help us stop NZ’s biggest killer. The Heart Foundation is looking for volunteers for February’s Annual Appeal – Stoke 12 & Nelson 19 & 20. If you can spare an hour or two please contact the Nelson office. Ph 545 7112 or email nelson.marlborough@ FEELING SAD, STRESSED OR STUCK? Identify & explore new ways to move forward with a Life Linc Nelson Counsellor. Call 548 2400. Up to 10 FREE Face to Face counselling sessions. Couples counselling also available. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 0800 AAWORKS (0800 229 6757) ALzHEIMERS NELSON: For people living with Memory loss & Dementia. Advice, Info & support available. Ph 5467702 or 0800 004 001. CRISIS PREGNANCY SUPPORT: An unexpected pregnancy can be a scary time but there are people who can help. Crisis Pregnancy Support offers a free, confidential service to help you discover the support there is available to enable you to continue with your pregnancy. Call St Luke’s Health Centre 0800 004 277 / visit www.crisispregnancysupport. REFUGEE SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS: Exciting opportunity to help resettle

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Sunday 10:30 am & 5 pm We are located at:

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday 14 January 2016 aged 80. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Nessie. Loved and adored dad of Bill and Wendy Clayworth Dense, Sharon, John and David. Devoted Grandad to his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Loved brother of the late Patrick, Terry, Gerald (deceased) and May, Nora, Leonie, Bernard and Mary. Loved brother-in-law of May Matthews (deceased) and Don, Nan and Jack (deceased) Dixon, and Harry and Bev Bell and a very cherished uncle. A memorial service was held by Anisy’s Tasman Funeral Home. Messages to Stillwater Gardens, 44J Templemore Drive, Richmond.



Accounts Person

This is a crucial role, we insist on a good work ethic and so will happily consider senior applicants. We offer good wages and a great environment to the right person. The role is for a minimum of 30 hours per week.


Mannix John

Leanne Joy

WANTED The role involves credit control, data inputting and the use of MYOB systems. Competency, accuracy, and dedication are a must, along with honesty. We are looking for someone who genuinely enjoys this type of work.




We have a vacancy for an experienced accounts person.


wAnTED Access to suitable space to play Table Tennis in Nelson CBD wanted by local Business. Please reply to or ph 0212024485 and ask for Dennis.

We have the following positions available in our busy Thai Restaurant and Takeaway in Richmond: • Assistant Restaurant Manager • Duty Manager • Thai Chef

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Singing lESSonS Singing Lessons: Private tutoring in the heart of Nelson with professional singer/songwriter Dayna Sanerivi. www. Ph 021 1575 882.


Tuesday, 26 January 2016 1-2.30pm at Mapua Community Hall, Mapua and Tuesday, 26 January 5.30-7pm - at 55 Tahunanui drive, Tahunanui, nelson (please leave a message)

2 x Queen size beds, rugs, bookshelves, phones, kitchen stuff (glasses, plates, pots/pans, cutlery, etc), DVD and VCR players, camping gear (inflatable mattresses, seat, table, etc), stools, oil heater, clothing, bikes, unused body board, pedestal fan, squash/ tennis rackets, and plenty more. 23rd and 24th of January, from 9am to 3pm. Address: 1/6 Grove Street, Nelson. Contact number: 0212048334.

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• I work for you

Jacqui Singleton-Soffer Property Manager

021 0295 9044 or 544 4396 205c Queen St, Richmond

(nee Baumber) Passed away suddenly on Wednesday 13 January 2016 at Motueka. Dearly loved daughter of Colin Baumber & Dave & Sandy Rickard. Dearly loved Mum of Renee and special friend Hayden, Jai & Tane, & the Late Hope. Dearly loved sister & sister in law of Wayne & Dot, Grant & Marie, special friend of Jason Harvey & Rachel Best, an extra special friend of Jason Gibbons. A loved niece and loved Aunty as well as a loved friend to many. A private cremation has been held by Anisy’s Tasman Funeral Home. Messages to 10A Disraeli St, Westport. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


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Store Manager / Tyre Service Technician – Nelson We are looking for an experienced tyre service technician to work out of our Richmond premises. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing our Nelson operations including stock management and the fitting and servicing of tyres on passenger vehicles, trucks, loaders and other off road vehicles. Work is to be carried out both on and off site for our customers throughout the Nelson region. This role would suit a tyre service technician who is looking to move into a more senior position. We pay above industry average wages plus bonus for the right person to develop and maintain a client base. You will also be provided with all the tools of the trade including a smartphone, laptop, fleet service vehicle and an office. Applicants must: • Be reliable, fit and highly motivated • Have a good attitude and strong customer service skills • Show initiative and the ability to work on your own • Hold a full, clean New Zealand driver’s license • Have accurate record keeping and documentation skills • Be able to work ‘on call’ with overtime and weekend work required We operate a drug and alcohol free policy so you will be required to undertake a preemployment and random drug testing. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

(no access off Waimea or Ridgeway) Contact: (03) 547 - 6056

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Your trade or service right here? Single Your Local column x Sparky 6cm only - Renovations - New Houses $21 - Small Jobs +gst pw Call Craig 027 678 4816 or AH 545 0655 Ph 548 5900

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

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

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

Jeff NeilsoN

Jeff NeilsoN



Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

Mobile 0220 649 822 (24hr)

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

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

Cell: 0220

649 822

A/H 547 7856

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