Nelson Leader : August 15th 2013
8 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 15, 2013 NEWS www.houstons.co.nz Monday - Friday 8am-5.30pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday Closed New Peugeot 308 Active 115kW 1.6 Turbo Petrol Engine, 6 Speed Tiptronic Transmission, Daytime Running Lights, 17" Alloy Wheels, Front and Rear Park Aid. NOW ONLY $28,990 5540894AC 2003 Mazda RX-8 NZ New, Genuine one lady owner, low km's. 2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta NZ New, Hot diesel hatch, too many options to list. 2011 Holden Barina Spark NZ New, one owner, low km's, very fuel efficient. 2013 Peugeot RCZ NZ New 1600cc Automatic Turbocharged coupe, low km's. $44,990 2008 Suzuki SX4 Very popular vehicle, 3 to choose from, call today. 2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 NZ New, Fuel efficient, 7 speed Auto, luxury motoring. $31,990 *Payments are based on a 48 month term, 20% deposit, 25% residual payment, 12.95%, subject to finance company approval, normal lending criteria apply. $15,990 $48,990 *Weekly $199 From $16,500 $14,500 *Weekly $66 *Weekly $68 *Weekly $131 *Weekly $60 *Weekly $183 Limited stock, for a limited time. PLUS ORC 5556256AA C C Ch h ho o oiiic c ce e e Playground paradise: Maya Porter and Mika Meiborg, both 3, climbing at the Hockey Reserve playground. Photo: LUKE PORTER Adventure-based playground praised ' Rather than getting everything off the shelf we wanted to design something unique to the space. ' Heidi Stewart Anew playground in the Brook Valley with emphasis on adventure play is winning fans old and young. The Hockey Reserve play- ground on Hockey Place has been designed by Nelson land- scape architect company Canopy. It was designed in consul- tation with residents in the area who were keen to seen the play- ground have a unique play- ground based around adventure play. They also wanted a space that could be used for community events. The Nelson City Council play- ground which features contem- porary colour to brighten some of the recycled timber it features, is a finalist in the Resene Total Colour Awards in the landscape section. The national awards are in Christchurch on September 5. Canopy's Luke Porter said the playground had been getting a lot of positive feedback from the immediate community and the wider Nelson public. Luke said where possible the playground used recycled ele- ments to create play equipment. This included using recycled posts and rocks, and leftover hard fill was used to create mounds in the play area. He said the use of recycled materials had worked well mixed with off-the-shelf play equipment like swings. The playground has a flying fox and climbing structures and is aimed at children aged two to 12 years. Luke said the playground also featured interpretation pictures of fauna found in the area on some of the seats, walls and other built features of the park. This tied in nicely with the fauna that would be found in the nearby Brook Waimarama Sanc- tuary, he said. It's sort of an extension of the Brook Waimarama Reserve and we wanted to bring about an awareness of that.'' Native and endemic plants had been used in the space and the Brook Stream runs at the back of the park. Bird life was attracted to the poles in the playground and a native falcon or karearea had been spotted in the playground, which was exciting. Heidi Stewart of Canopy said the playground also had a pump track which younger children on balance bikes could use. This tied in nicely with the mountainbike tracks in the area. The playground also had tun- nels to climb through and mounds for children to climb on. Rather than getting every- thing off the shelf we wanted to design something unique to the space.''
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