Nelson Leader : February 28th 2013
12 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 NEWS 5207438AA Introducing NZCU South's new Nelson and Richmond branch manager NZCU SOUTH ADVERTISING FEATURE Sandra Chatterton brings 15 years of banking knowledge and experience to the Nelson region with NZCU South, in her new role as branch manager for Nelson and Richmond. Situated on the ground floor at 126 Trafalgar Street in Nelson and 212 Queen Street Richmond, NZCU South ensures that all of its customers are welcomed by a warm and friendly team who are ready and willing to help with a full range of banking and insurance products and services. "At NZCU South we specialise in personal and home loans, transactional and savings accounts," explains Sandra. "We also have a valuable Money Coaching" service to help you either get your finances under control or to save for your short or long term future and your retirement with Kiwisaver. This service is perfect if at times you ask yourself "where does my money go". Our special Christmas Saver Account will ensure you have a wonderful financially stress free Christmas this year with your families." Resident in Nelson for four years now, Sandra is no stranger to the area or to the business, and is happy to talk with all potential members. "If you are thinking of buying that new car, a computer, taking a cruise, or buying a new home please come and see us. "You can view our range of products and services on www.nzcusouth.co.nz and for an appointment please phone 03 5391700 or just drop in we would love to see you. For more than 50 years, NZCU South has been financing the people of Nelson. In October, the South Island's biggest credit union marked its 50th anniversary in Nelson, where it all began. Guest of honour was Joseph Cotterell, an original board member of the Nelson Catholic Credit Union, started in 1962; the first in the South Island. It provided the spark for other not-for-profit cooperatives both in Nelson and throughout the South Island. NZCU South now has almost 23,000 members accessing a full range of financial services via 10 branches around the South Island. Chairman Bevan Killick says as a credit union, NZCU South's goal is making individuals, families and communities financially stronger while improving financial literacy. Mr Killick says NZCU South sits proudly among other NZ cooperatives including Fonterra, Foodstuffs, Silver Fern Farms, Alliance Group, CRT, Ravensdown and Southern Cross, in a sector which accounts for around $40bn turnover annually in New Zealand. "We contribute cooperatively to a major sector of our economy. Not that being a cooperative shields any of us from economic realities." Chief Executive, Andrew Leys says while as a not-for-profit cooperative NZCU South has greater flexibility than other organisations when it comes to balancing returns versus benefits to members, in the current economic climate it is important to manage costs prudently to protect members' funds. NZCU South originated in Nelson 5207471AA Country music attracts all ages Talented siblings: New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards 2012 junior section and duet winners Jade, left, and Jemma Gibson of Murchison. The singing sisters are expected to be a highlight of the 28th Sun City Country Music Awards this weekend. PHOTO: ROBYN EDIE By SARAH DUNN Country singers from Nelson, Tasman and Canterbury will bring their down-home Southern flavour to the 28th Sun City Country Music Awards this weekend. The awards, held at the Nelson Suburban Club in Tahunanui, operate as a talent show-style competition. In an ironic twist, several contestants have been lured away by Auckland auditions for the reality television series The X Factor, but organiser Linda Hahn said she still had 66 people registered to perform 280 acts. The competition is run by Nelson s Country Music Club but it is open to any club member from around New Zealand. Auditions will be held from 8am on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday but Linda said the best acts would be in the Sunday finals from 1.30pm onwards. Categories include gospel, old-time, and country rock. The artists are a diverse crowd with the youngest contestant just 2 years old. Linda s daughter Abbey Hahn won the competition for the first time aged 3 and is now competing as a 13-year-old. It s a family- oriented thing, said Linda, who used to compete as well. You don t just get the mums entertaining, you get the mums and the kids, and sometimes even the whole family up there. She was particularly looking forward to seeing Murchison sisters Jemma and Jade Gibson perform as the Gibson Girls. The pair won the junior title at Gore s prestigious Golden Guitar awards in June last year, using the prize money to travel to the Tamworth Country Music Fest- ival in Australia this year. Attending the auditions costs $5 for an adult and the finals concert costs $15 for adults and $10 for children under 18.
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