Nelson Leader : January 29th 2015
28 THE NELSON LEADER, JANUARY 29, 2015 NEWS rewarded with a meat or bakery voucher. Neighbourhood Support Nelson is offering vouchers as an incentive for people to get to know each other by holding a barbecue, picnic or gathering to celebrate Neighbours Day Aotearoa at the end of March. Neighbourhood Support Nelson co-ordinator Karen Clark said the annual event promotes neighbourliness and offers an ideal opportunity to get to know neighbours better. ‘‘The aim is to encourage us all to take that extra step to get to know our neighbours. For some it may mean simply saying hello to a neighbour they don’t know, while for others it may mean inviting neighbours over for a cuppa and a chat. ‘‘Every connection we make helps make our neighbourhoods friendlier and nicer places to live in.’’ Neighbourhood Support Nelson Day given incentive N By SALLY KIDSON eighbours who organise a street party or barbecue in March could be Support: Margaret McCarthy, left, of Stoke Bakery, Neighbourhood Support Nelson coordinator Karen Clark and Steve Pestell of Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company. has taken part in the national event for the past three years and this year is offering 35 $50 meat pack vouchers from Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company and 30 $40 bakery vouchers from Stoke Bakery and Kitchen. The vouchers will be given to those who organise a gathering on the weekend of March 28 and 29. Karen said any kind of gather- ing qualifies, as long as at least five households take part. Previous Neighbours Day events have included morning teas, potluck dinners, working bees and garage sales. Stoke Bakery’s Margaret McCarthy and Steve Pestell of Pestell’s Rai Bacon Company said they were happy to support the initiative and give something back to the community. To enter the draw for the vouchers people can fill out an application form, available on facebook.com/neighbourhood supportnelson or itson.co.nz (search Neighbours Day Aotearoa). Entries close on February 27. The vouchers are being funded through grants from the Nelson City Council and the Network Tasman Trust. Ideas for Neighbours Day can be found a neighboursday.org.nz. NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 34 56 7 8 9 THE WEEKLY WORKOUT answers for each puzzle are included on this page YOUR STARS Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 Something is touching you on a deep spiritual level this week. This might be a reminder that you have neglected this area of your life of late. Explore what you consider to be appropriate action to remedy matters. Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 10 12 13 14 16 19 17 20 21 22 23 25 ACROSS 1. 4000 sq km area of water popular with boaties, most of it is in a marine park (7,4) 8. Attack (7) 9. Informal language (5) 10. Word which follows Upper, Lower and Mount (4) 11. Round building or room (7) 12. Vase (3) 13. Prayer ending (4) 15. Quieten (4) 17. Honey producer (3) 19. Advanced in years (7) 20/23. Site of 1995 disaster in Paparoa National Park in which 14 people died (4,5) 24. Visualise (7) 25. Feeling of responsibility (5,2,4) TOP 10 DOWN 1. Track which goes through Nelson Forest Park (6) 2. Troubled (5) 3. Water (4) 4. Newly-qualied hospital doctor (6) 5. Disturb (8) 6. Evasive talk (7) 7. Popular surng town (6) 12. Intact (8) 14. Lunacy (7) 16. Save from danger (6) 17. Recognition for a reporter (2-4) 18. Cure (6) 21. Farewell (5) 22. Part of the leg (4) 24 15 18 11 If you have been hesitating to introduce a friend to a partner or vice versa, this week is a good time for doing so. ou may nd the two of them have a lot in common, so don’t feel excluded if they really hit it off. Gemini May 21 – Jun 20 For some or other reason, you may feel youhavetostie your anger towards a friend. Although this does not mean putting on appearances, you need some time to digest your angry feelings. Cancer Jun 21 – Jul 21 This week is a great time to take the initiative in a team situation. This will stand you in good stead as far as a work situation is concerned. You don’t really want to show off, but merely exhibit your leadership skills. SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 Leo Jul 22 – Aug 22 With all the work stress you have had to cope with of late, a home project could have been put on the backburner. This week is an ideal time for you and your partner to brainstorm some brand new ideas. Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22 The nancial plans you and your partner have for your future, are getting one step closer to becoming reality this week. This is a fabulous time to put your heads together and evaluate your future joint goals. Libra Sep 23 – Oct 22 Your partner has a very clear agenda and that is for the two of you to discuss your joint and separate nancial responsibilities. Since you dislike arguments, try to guide the discussion away from a ght. Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21 Relaxation is just what you need for your body and your soul this week. Make an effort to wind down and to switch off so that you can relax and be calm. It will give you the enthusiasm you need to move forward. THE TOP 10 1. On 20 October 1941, after the killing of seven people, who was shot and captured by West Coast police at the end of a long manhunt? 2. Notorious in the early 18th century, who was Edward Teach better known as? 3. How did Yen Sid the sorcerer in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia get his name? 4. What was once commonly called brimstone? 5. What was Sir Edmund Hillary’s middle name: Patrick, Percival or Peter? 6. What was the nationality of jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé? 7. Excluding jokers, how many cards are there in a standard pack? 8. The world’s largest telescope is on the volcano Mauna Kea. Where is the volcano? 9. What alcoholic drink is made from molasses? 10. How many men have landed on the moon: 8, 10 or 12? ‘Stand in’ ring helps engagement flow Popping the question is nerve wracking enough for a guy, without the added worry of whether his girlfriend will like the ring. Nelson’s Jewel Beetle has come up with a solution that jewellers Yvon Smits and Allison Judge say takes the worry out of finding the perfect engagement ring. ‘‘We’ve created the ‘proposal ring’, in sterling silver with the option of gold plating, shaped to look like a diamond solitaire, with the words ‘will you marry me’ engraved on the band,’’ Yvon explains. ‘‘Before a guy pops the ques- tion he can buy this ring for just $249, then if all goes to plan the couple come back here and work with us on the design for their ultimate engagement ring.’’ Allison says an engagement ring is a lifelong investment, so it is important to get it right. By using the proposal ring, the couple can take their time in choosing the design for their custom made ring. ‘‘For the proposal ring we wanted something that looked like an engagement ring but cost a lot less,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s a sort of ‘stunt double’ for the real thing and takes the pressure off the guy making the choice by himself. It’s a fun thing really.’’ In their 10-year business partnership, Yvon and Allison have seen plenty of nervous men in the workshop trying to decide what kind of ring to buy, and they’ve also had girls coming in asking for alterations on engagement rings that weren’t quite what they wanted. Once the couple has chosen their real engagement ring, the price of the ‘‘proposal ring’’ is deducted from the engagement ring, for rings of more than $2000. The couple also keep the pro- posal ring, which can be resized, worn as a pendant or used as a replacement for the real thing. 286 Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 20 There is just one way of getting through your workload this week and that is to tackle it head-on. If you really apply yourself and work diligently, you will be able to see a difference by the end of the week. Capricorn Dec 21 – Jan 20 For someone who works as hard as you do it often is difcult to take time off for play. 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