Nelson Leader : April 11th 2013
34 THE NELSON LEADER, APRIL 11, 2013 NEWS FREE $50 Voucher To Vanilla Nail & Beauty when you subscribe... ...To the Nelson Mail or upgrade from monthly billing to Easy-Pay or Pay-in- Advance during the month of April 2013 (or while stocks last) and not only will you get the Nelson Mail delivered to your home at a discounted** rate but you'll also receive a FREE $50 Vanilla Nail & Beauty voucher for all beauty services. All existing subscribers will automatically go into the draw to win one of 15 vouchers! Terms and Conditions: Offer expires 30 April 2013 or when stock runs out. Minimum 26 week subscription applies. *Vouchers valued at $50 inclusive. **Discount is off Nelson Mail retail price. There will be a one month stand down period before the voucher is sent out if subscribing by EasyPay. Pay-in-Advance subscribers will receive the voucher on payment. The offer is valid while stocks last and is not available in conjunction with any other offer. As this is a special promotional deal we are unable to refund any cancelled subscriptions during the promotional period. Prize is not transferable. To take advantage of the renewal offer the ad MUST be clipped or mentioned when phoning and you must be renewing your existing plan or we cannot offer it. New subscribers are defined as not having had a Nelson Mail subscription within the last month. Voucher terms & conditions apply, see instore at Vanilla Nail and Beauty for full conditions. FACIALS • EYELASH PERMING • EYELASH EXTENSIONS • WAXING • TANNING • GEL NAILS • PEDICURES • MANICURES • MASSAGE Buxton Sq, Nelson 03 548 2080 Email email@example.com or visit www.nelsonmail.co.nz Life-long love binds the Bellamys By PHIL BARNES 65 and counting: George and Sylvia Bellamy, who celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary next week. Photo: PHIL BARNES 'Best friends' celebrate Remembering your wedding vows and adhering to them, having a love for one another and being best friends is the recipe Atawhai couple George and Sylvia Bellamy recommend for a happy and long-lasting mar- riage. And the couple are better quali- fied to speak on the subject than most -- they celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on April 17. George, 92, and Sylvia, 88, met in west Otago in 1946. George, who is originally from Hawke's Bay, spent the last four years of World War II in the navy and was undecided about what he should do after the war. I saw this job advertised in for- estry so I applied, was accepted, and in the Forestry Service within a week.'' He said he was subsequently sent to Tapanui to do a six-week training course. Then I was looking out the win- dow of the hotel one evening and saw this girl walking down the street and thought what a nice looking girl'. Then the next night I went to a dance and there she was. I asked her for a dance even though I couldn't dance very well and it progressed from there. The next outing was the films.'' Sylvia said although George returned to Hawke's Bay after his course, they continued their court- ship via letter writing and a few phone calls. Phone calls were expensive in those days so you couldn't hang on for too long. But we visited each other a few times.'' The couple were married in Tapanui in 1948 and after a honeymoon in Queenstown and Wanaka travelled to Thames, where George was officer in charge of Kauaeranga Forest. After four years, George was transferred to Rotorua where the couple spent another four years, before coming to Nelson for the first time to work with the for- estry industry at Golden Downs. George was in charge of the Woodmen's School and we had 100 boys training there,'' Sylvia said. After seven years at Golden Downs, the couple moved back to her hometown, Tapanui, before deciding to return to Nelson to retire 30 years ago. They have lived in the same house on the Atawhai hills ever since. We have had a very interesting life and have been very involved in the church and have both taught at Sunday School,'' Sylvia said. George became interested in photography and enjoyed riding his bike until well into his 80s. We also played a lot of golf together,'' Sylvia said. George was an accomplished runner, while Sylvia played sev- eral instruments, taught piano and was in an all-women's brass band in Otago. The couple have two sons but lost their youngest son when he drowned in a parachute accident near Dunedin at the age of 24. They have one grandchild.
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