Nelson Leader : February 28th 2013
3 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 NEWS We have 3-bedroom villas, 2-bedroom apartments and 1-bedroom apartments available. Contact us to see inside, stroll around Stillwater Gardens, dip your toe in our swimming pool, relav in our recreation area and meet some od our driendly staボ. 60 Templemore Drive, Richmond, Nelson. www.stillwatergardens.co.nz Villas and Apartments Available Now! Call us today for a personal guided tour on 03 543 8070 DOWNING14172 Alan's feeling lucky By SARAH DUNN When Nelson man Alan Jor- dan heard he had won $100,000 through Bonus Bonds, he couldn t believe his ears. He had recently sold his home and was keeping some of the money in his Bonus Bonds account to boost his chances for a big win. Bonus Bonds are a savings scheme run by ANZ Bank that pays out tax free cash prizes rather than interest. Each $1 bond represents one chance to win, and each month the scheme pays out prizes ranging from $20 to $1 million. I didn t think it was real. It wasn t until the manager came around with a bottle of wine that I really got excited, said Alan, a mech- anic who has had Bonus Bonds for 40 years. The windfall came only a month after he had placed the money from his house into the Bonus Bonds account. Alan made an offer on a holiday home by Lake Rotoiti this week and plans to buy a boat and a couple of canoes once he is settled. It s opened up so many options. I have lots of ideas about what to do with the money. At the moment I feel pretty good about keeping it in the Bonus Bonds account, he said. It s given me the freedom to do what I want to do with- out running out of money. Since his big win, Alan has also won a further $1000 through his ANZ serious saver account. I m feeling pretty lucky at the moment, he said. Free ride to bike safety By MATT LAWREY Cycle fan: Nelson Farmers Market manager Amme Hiser shows off some the market's fresh produce and some of the cycle safety gear she is giving away. PHOTO: MATT LAWREY If you are in the market for some cycle safety gear, then get on your bike and pedal as fast as you can to the Nelson Far- mers Market. In partnership with Bike Wise, the market held on Wednesdays in Fashion Island is giving away reflectors, lights, puncture repair kits and high visibility gear. They re free but a donation to the market would be nice, the market s new manager Amme Hiser said. A huge fan of cycling, Amme thinks bikes and farmers markets are a natural fit. She said the market encouraged people to leave their cars at home and get pedalling. You get fit, there is no petrol, no parking tickets, no insurance and no squashed children. You get free air conditioning, you get a really good bum, you can get anywhere, anytime without having to worry about public transport, and in the city you get places faster, she said. Originally from Wellington, Amme has a professional back- ground in permaculture and spent time working in Britain. I had a gardening company in London that I ran off the back of my bike, she said. Amme said so far she was enjoy- ing her new job. It s cool. It s really varied and you get to work with amazing peo- ple being creative in their field, she said. The market is open from 11am till 4 pm and most weeks features 20 to 30 stalls. Anyone interested in setting up a stall can email manager@ nelsonfarmersmarket.co.nz or call 022 010 2776.
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