Nelson Leader : August 1st 2013
26 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 1, 2013 NEWS 5232103AC Rebecca and Shane Mickell WHATS IN AN A1 KITSET HOME? 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: 12noon-- 4.00pm • Contact: 03 547 7301 e: nelsonsales@A1homes.co.nz LH300 KITSET $145,840 | FULL BUILD $333,767 LH300 • Over 60 different plans • Permit plans & specifications • Double glazed, aluminium joinery • Underwritten Guarantee • Colorsteel roof cladding • Spouting, downpipes & fascia • Precut & pre-nailed wall frames • Precut or pre-nailed trusses • Brick or W/board cladding • Melteca kitchen units • Stainless steel sink insert • Prehung interior doors • Insulation -- Pink Batts • Gib ceiling and wall linings • Skirting and scotia/Gib cove • Rheem HWC 180ltr • Raymor tapware • Englefield showers, vanity, bath • Raymor china toilet suite • BOSCH stainless kitchen appliances • 900mm stainless rangehood • Formica kitchen bench top • Schlage door hardware • Aquatica laundry tub marshalls fashions 66 BRIDGE ST NELSON PH 548-3950 SALE FINAL DAYS 5422110AC Chinese join together in society Chinese Society: Some of the members of the Nelson Chinese Society that was launched on Tuesday at the Elma Turner Library, from left, Lillian (Maiolin) Li- Kurtovic, Mimi Herron, Piri Lin, John Zhang, Xiutian Tan New Zealand's Chinese Consul General, Gerard Malcolm and Jasmine Malcolm. Up and coming: Children at the launch of the Nelson Chinese Society at the Elma Turner Library, Nelson on Tuesday. From left Wren Lindner, Marry Herron, Joseph Herron, Jamie Harding and Ethan Lo. By SALLY KIDSON The Nelson Chinese Society absolutely rocks. I wish it all the best. Evey McAuliffe Nelson Multicultural co-ordinator It is 171 years since the first Chinese person settled here, but Nelson finally has its own Chinese Society. The Nelson Chinese Society was formally launched at a function at Nelson's Elma Turner Library on Tuesday. The society's aim is to enrich and promote Chinese culture in Nelson. The opening was attended by New Zealand's Chinese Consul General Xiutian Tan from Christchurch, who gifted Chinese books to the society. Mrs Tan thanked Nelson for being supportive of the Chinese community and taking care of Chinese students who were studying in the region. Children of the members performed the Red Door Dance -- which was warmly received by those watching it.Nelson Chinese Society's vice-president Weimin Jiang said the launch of the society was a long awaited moment. Nelson's first Chinese resi- dent Appo Hocton, who owned land in the Washington Valley area, was the very first Chinese immigrant in New Zealand. His arrival marked the start of the history of Chinese New Zealanders. Weimin said the society had been set up by a group of Chinese Nelson residents and was a non-profit group under the umbrella of Nelson's Mul- ticultural Council. He said the society aimed to promote and preserve Chinese customs, languages and culture in the region. It planned to establish Chinese language classes for young Nelsonians starting next Monday at Elma Turner Library and support people of Chinese origin in the region. China had a long and proud history and was developing. He hoped the society could develop more interest in Chinese language and culture in Nelson region. It planned to organise celeb- rations for traditional Chinese festivals, which as well as giv- ing Nelsonians a chance to experience them would help new immigrants settle and find a sense of belonging. Nelson Multicultural co- ordinator Evey McAuliffe said she was impressed by the speed the society had been set up and its enthusiasm. She said the multicultural society was happy when people were proud to hold on to their heritage but still feel that they were part of the Nelson com- munity. The Nelson Chinese Society absolutely rocks. I wish it all the best.''
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