Nelson Leader : February 26th 2015
24 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 NEWS/PUZZLES Enthusiast’s hard yards to support ebikes to ride one of his bikes around Nelson. Wai Won Ching, a trained engineer originally from Singapore, has produced a range of electric bikes over the past 15 years and is travelling throughout New Zealand to visit those who sell them. His interest in the industry was sparked when he bought an electric bike as a mode of transport as he didn’t have a car. ‘‘I thought it was a useful piece A of equipment and that there must be a worldwide market for them,’’ he said. He went on to learn everything Fun, easy: WaiWonChing, founder and owner of eZee Kinetic Technology with the Forza electric bike that he designed. 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The New Zealand owl (8) 13. Glue (8) 14. Flock of sheep (3) 15. Nonetheless (3) 19. Introduced animal with about 12,000 in New Zealand (6) 21. Unimportant (5) 22. Unforeseen problems (5) 23. Hurl (5) 21 22 23 13 14 15 17 3 4 56 7 THE WEEKLY WORKOUT answers for each puzzle are included on this page YOUR STARS Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 You could do with a bit of emotional closeness this week, so plan for some time alone with the love in your life. Your concern over an amount of debt may not Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 Expect plenty of emotional turmoil in your out. It may be just what is needed for the two of you to bond with each other. Gemini May 21 – Jun 20 This week could be a little mundane, occupied mostly with work-related issues. you have no reason to complain about Cancer Jun 21 – Jul 21 that you can be at your all-time favourite place – the place called home. A touch of romance will be the cherry on top, so make SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 Leo Jul 22 – Aug 22 Whether you are male or female, you currently have a need to withdraw into your cave. If your worldly commitments do not space on an inner level. Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22 Libra Sep 23 – Oct 22 If you can sort out or come to terms with a would have achieved much. For once, you should be tenacious in your endeavour to Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21 people, but this at times can be to your detriment. How will that person know your them? Convey it in a subtle manner. THE TOP 10 1. What transport in Auckland was officially launched on 17 November 1902 by Sir John Logan Campbell? 2. Alf Roberts, a grocery shop owner in England, was the father of which famous woman? 3. Which TV detective is based at Denton police station? 4. If you nictitate, what do you do? 5. Which actress was Dr Quin? 6. Which well-known actor has Scotland Forever tattooed on his arm? 7. Which fictional aviator had friends called Ginger and Algy? 8. Where was Joan of Arc burned at the stake? 9. What does the S stand for in the name of T S Eliot? 10. The pecan nut comes from which tree? NZ CROSSWORD 8 Cambridge Street, Richmond. (Opposite Richmond Town Hall) Phone (03) 544 1129 290 Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 20 The way you feel you may wish to crawl under the covers and stay there for the entire week. Yet, life carries on and it is business as is possible under the circumstances. Capricorn Dec 21 – Jan 20 You may have to wake up to the fact that and care. Assess whom you may have effort to spend time with him or her. Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 18 more sensitive about how others see an individualist, you should of course be concerned about your reputation and Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20 you will have some enjoyable times this week. 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