Nelson Leader : March 14th 2013
28 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 14, 2013 NEWS 5234840AA A big "thanks" to you! We're Nelson --Tasman's Community Newspaper #1 It's fact: Our Leaders have the largest geographical reach and are the most read community papers in the region. * As independently surveyed by Neilsen Media Research 2012 49, 000 people will read one of our Community Leaders today, not to mention the viewers on our Online Edition Get your business in front of them, call your multi media advertising expert today 03 546 2835 www. nelsonmail.co.nz/digital-editions On tour: Appleby homeowner Bob Schmuke, with labrador Satchmo at their property which wil be on display for the New Zealand House and Garden Tour this Friday. Photo: SARAH DUNN Home owners open doors By SARAH DUNN Green-thumbed gardeners and houseproud folk will be allowed a peek into 11 exemplary homes around Nelson and Tasman with the New Zealand House and Garden Tour this Friday. The tour includes a cluster of homes in Atawhai and Nelson city, as well as rural properties in Rich- mond, Appleby and Upper Moutere. Tickets cost $65 each from Ticket- master on 0800 111 999 or online at ticketmaster.co.nz Retirees Bob Schmuke and Gabrielle Hervey own a 2.6 hectare property which borders the Waimea Estuary. It is on the site of a former apple orchard which gave its name to nearby Research Orchard Rd. The couple have carefully pre- served two trees from the orchard, which Bob estimates would have held about 1000 trees. Having bought the section in 2000, Bob and Gabrielle approached Nelson architect John Palmer to design the house in 2003. They requested a single-story home with large eaves that looked out over the estuary, but left the rest up to John. It s actually a bigger house than you d think, but it s only for two of us, said Bob. It sits quite well in its environ- ment. The house is filled with artwork from Nelson artists like Sally Burton and Christine Boswijk. Some even spills outside, like the steel World of Wearable Arts sculpture that sits on the estuary s edge. Gabrielle stepped down from her role as chief executive of World of Wearable Arts at the end of last year. A sculpture by Helensville artist Jeff Thomson floats in a large duck pond installed at the base of the val- ley, and a putting green faces into the estuary. Bob said Satchmo the black labra- dor often enjoyed a swim in the pond and a roll on the green and the val- ley s open spaces mean Satchmo could play with dogs from four neigh- bouring properties. It s a lifestyle for a labrador, he said. Mates: Pete Frew of Tahunanui with his English Pointer Bolt during last year's SPCA Million Paws Dog Walk and Show at Isel House. PHOTO: PATRICK HAMILTON Day goes to dogs Nelson SPCA is holding a special Dogs Day Out at Isel Park, Stoke, this Sunday. Formerly known as the Million Paws Walk and Fun Dog Show, the day will include a short group walk, dog show, agility demonstrations by the Nelson Dog Training Club, a pet- ting zoo and free-range sausages on the barbecue. Spectators and their dogs can attend for free, but all proceeds from the $10 registry for the dog walk and show go towards the Nelson SPCA. Prizes in the show will be awarded to the best ex-SPCA dog, Golden Oldie, Best Trick, Best Puppy, Pret- tiest Girl, Most Handsome Boy and Best Dressed dogs. Hills Science Diet and Nelson com- pany 02B Healthy have provided prizes. Among other treats, a year s supply of 02B Healthy K9 Plus dog food is available. The Dogs Day Out runs from 10am till 2pm.
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