Nelson Leader : March 14th 2013
23 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 14, 2013 NEWS 190 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, Nelson office 539 0210 PO Box 1673 203 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, Richmond office 544 2357 PO Box 3401 Fax 03 539 0215 i www.hflaw.co.nz i firstname.lastname@example.org Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers We have the region covered if you're buying or selling your property. Our team offers a mix of youth and experience plus a firm commitment to ensure your conveyancing needs are met. Jane Russell Legal Executive Nelson cell 0211 547 716 e-mail email@example.com Maurice Higgs Land Specialist Nelson cell 0274 476 819 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Pam Coltman Senior Legal Executive Richmond cell 0212 641 143 e-mail email@example.com Conveyancing Team 5189305AA Get Active and go Solar With power prices rising, it's timely to generate your own electricity with Active Solar's Photovoltaic (Solar Power) panels. Photovoltaic or PV panels absorb photons from the sun, converting them into electricity for powering homes, businesses and industrial premises. An added bonus is that surplus power can be on-sold. Long established Richmond-based Active Solar owner Jeff Coulson says PV panels can be installed new or retro-fitted in a few days, usually mounted on the roof of the home or building, and tailored to meet all budgets. If building new, a pre-wire stage kit is available to make the building solar ready. Active Solar handles all the necessary paperwork as part of its service. "Installing a PV system connected to the main grid means you can heavily supplement your current electrical bill. You save money and increase the value of your property by making it more sustainable," says Jeff. He's already installed PV panels at Active Solar and is reaping the benefits. PV panels are maintenance free, can be dismantled and moved to a new location and the majority include a 25 year warranty, plus a guarantee to produce at least 70 percent of the panel's output during this time. PV system sizes begin at 1.5KW, which produces about 2100kw per year or one quarter of the average household's yearly energy used. Future proof your home today. Phone Jeff on (03) 541 0680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING FEATURE 5240913AA Active Authorised installers for: C-Bus • Power your home or office via the sun. • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint • Sell your surplus energy back to your electrical provider. • Combat power price rises. • Building a new home? Future proof your investment. Solar Ready Kits $345 incl. Showroom: 34 Beach Road, Richmond. 03 541 0680 www.ActiveSolar.co.nz 5238260AA Head for heights: Jasmine Cuff on the crate challenge. All dressed up: Teacher Louise Guiness face-paints Isabella Hannan. Photos: TIM CUFF Tea by the sea treat Popular fundraiser: Sonja Walker works the cake stall. Clifton Terrace School raised a record $16,500 at its annual late sum- mer gala, Tea by the Sea, last Friday. More than 1000 people atten- ded the event and principal Rob Wemyss said there had been fantastic community backing. People were very generous in supporting us, not just by atten- ding and helping organise, but also through sponsorship and donations of prizes and supplies. It was great to have so many people getting involved, from baking cakes and selling raffle tickets to putting up marquees and helping at stalls. Entertainment included a per- formance from former pupil and singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney accompanied by singer Caroline Harvey, whose daugh- ter attends the school. Bryce, who has recently signed a record deal in the United States, said he had a great time performing at the school, a place from which he has fond memories. The sun shone as the main courses and desserts were served up and little more than a shopping bag full of waste was created from the whole event, including food preparation and cleanup. It s easy reducing waste to this level, said Petra Fidler, the parent who helped champion the waste-free approach to Tea by the Sea. People are quite happy to bring along their own cups and plates and we had a recy- cling station set up throughout the evening which everyone was happy to use. It was fantastic the way people helped try and make the event waste-free. No disposable utensils meant money was saved and people took their dishes home to wash. The money raised will, among other things, be used to improve the junior playground and sand- pit areas, buy reading books, IT and music equipment, and sub- sidise the costs of senior syndi- cate pupils attending school camp.
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