Nelson Leader : February 28th 2013
14 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 NEWS MCH0508 TV IS GOING DIGITAL ON 28 APRIL Call 0800 838 800 or visit www.goingdigital.co.nz for more information. 5140797A A Servin' up a whole ocean of fun Tickets on sale now! Saturday 16 March Tickets now available at: www.ticketdirect.co.nz Nelson i-SITE Nelson School of Music Theatre Royal Advert kindly sponsored by www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz havelock festival Proudly supported by The Friendly, Caring Team Our beautiful, modern funeral home Bev Boucher Anna Loach Alastair Reid David Hoffman Carl Baker Ph 546 5700 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson email@example.com New Showhome Now Open The price we say is the price you pay. No surprises. Guaranteed 0800 A1homes 214663 www.A1homes.co.nz Showhome: 98 Washbourn Drive, Richmond Open: Monday -- Friday 9.00am -- 4.00pm Sat: 10.00am -- 2.00pm • Contact: 03 547 7301 e: nelsonsales@A1homes.co.nz Kitset $114,650 | Full Build $252,170 EH198 Rebecca and Shane Mickell 5148530AB Here to help: From left, Winnie Tang, from Taiwan, Dayanira Rodriguez, from El Salvador, and Joanna Joo, from Myanmar, will be among the interpreters helping people for whom English is a challenge at next week's census session. PHOTO: MATT LAWREY/FAIRFAX NZ Interpreters to assist with census language By MATT LAWREY Anyone who has problems with English will be welcome to a drop- in session being held to help peo- ple fill out their census forms next week. Organised by the Nelson Multicultural Council and English Language Partners, the free session will take place at the Adult Learning Centre, behind the Vic- tory Community Centre in Totara St on Monday March 4, from 6pm to 8pm. Interpreters for a wide range of languages including Russian, Thai, Chin, Chinese, Kayan, Farsi, Vietnamese, Tur- kish and Portuguese, will be on hand to help people fill out their forms. People need to bring their census forms with them,'' Nelson Multicultural Council co-ordinator Evey McAuliffe said. Anyone who can speak another language is also invited to come along and help. Evey believes that for some the census may be an intimidating prospect. I think some people who have come from countries that are quite corrupt will be nervous about giving their personal details,'' she said. However, she said it was important for- mer refugees and immigrants took part. The Government needs these stat- istics when they're planning funding,'' she said. Evey said at the last census in 2006, only 48 former refugees from Myanmar were recorded as living in Nelson -- a figure that was far from accurate. I would have said it was closer to 275,'' she said. Census officials will also be at the ses- sion to answer questions anyone might have and backpackers are more than wel- come to attend. Tuesday March 5 is census night and everyone who is in New Zealand on that night is legally required to fill out a cen- sus form. This can be completed online at census.govt.nz using an access code delivered with the census forms. The last census was to have been held in March 2011 but it was cancelled due to the Christchurch earthquake.
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