Nelson Leader : April 25th 2013
2 THE NELSON LEADER, APRIL 25, 2013 FEATURE Contact us! Reporters: Nelson 03 546 2833 Richmond 03 543 9601 Motueka 03 528 1263 fax: 03 546 2705 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Nelson 03 546 2835 Richmond 03 543 9626 Motueka 03 528 1270 Classifieds 03 548 0119 fax 03 546 2705 email: email@example.com Having problems with your community paper delivery? email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 0800 800 515 and let us know. This means if you place your advert into all 3 papers 59,000 people will be reading! No other local Media can give you this sort of coverage! Nelson & Richmond Leader Readership - 49,000 people per week Motueka Golden Bay News Readership - 15,000 people per week NELSON CITY Richmond Motueka Nelson Lakes Murchison Collingwood Farewell Spit Rai Valley French Pass D'urville Island F 59,000 4789827AA Reach a whopping 78% of the Nelson Tasman Region! Nelsonian flies the flag in the Sinai From Cairo to Israel: Nelsonian Martyn Britt-Foy with the truck he drives in the challenging conditions of the Sinai Desert. To tie in with Anzac Day The Leader talks to former Nelson College student lance corporal Martyn Britt-Foy, who is serving with the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai. When not serving overseas, Martyn lives in Nelson with his wife and two children. By PHIL BARNES Working as a driver in the Sinai Desert for the Multinational Force and Observers is a long way from his civilian job as a Nelson forestry worker for family man Martyn Britt-Foy. Martyn is one of 28 New Zealanders in the force that includes 2000 to 3000 soldiers from 13 nations, that was set up to ensure the terms of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt are adhered to. Martyn started as a volunteer with the Territorial Army 16 years ago and has also served in Antarctica, Noumea and three times in Timor. This is his third time in Egypt. When The Leader caught up with Martyn he was coming to the end of six months' working as a driver based at North Camp. I'm one of eight drivers and hold the second-in-command slot. I basically transport both commodities and people through the Sinai desert each day,'' he said. I do a lot of duty trips while staff are rotating coming back on or off leave. From our base we go into Cairo which is about a six-hour drive and I also go across the border into Israel as we get a lot of food products from Israel.'' Martyn said outside the main centres, both the roads and the driving left a lot to be desired. There are a lot of washouts and pot holes in the roads. Then in cities like Cairo they have a way of turning a three-lane road into a five-lane road.'' Martyn said that for a desert area, it was surprisingly cold in winter and they had even experienced snowfall. He said conditions in the camp were good. There is a gym, we have a golf driving range, there's a library, we can take out DVDs or videos and you can pretty much play any sport you want.'' Security issues meant it was not advisable to leave the camp during leisure time, however. Martyn said the Australian and New Zealand divisions would be celebrating Anzac Day in three different locations. Some would mark the day at North Camp, while another division would go to Cairo and a third would go to Jerusalem.
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