Nelson Leader : August 22nd 2013
4 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 22, 2013 NEWS Not sure who to trust for your childs care and educa on? Its not your fault! There is so much choice these days it can be very confusing... including Here are 3 simple facts to help you choose wisely for your child: Fact 1: Having all teachers qualifed is signifcantly linked to a young childs future success. Fact 2: 33% of all early childhood teachers in our region (except for kindergartens) are not qualifed. Fact 3: All teachers in kindergartens and centres run by Nelson Tasman Kindergartens are qualifed. The trusted choice for over 60 years www.ntk.org.nz or call 03 546 7683 to enrol your child 19 kindergartens and centres throughout Nelson and Tasman Picton NELSON CITY Stoke Richmond Wakefield Brightwater Nelson Lakes Murchison Karamea Westport Rai Valley Okiwi Bay French Pass D'Urville Island Mapua Collingwood Takaka Motueka Tapawera 5454562AA 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 both papers 56,000 people will be reading! No other local media can give you this sort of coverage! Nelson Leader Readership - 26,000 people per week Tasman Leader Readership - 30,000 people per week 56,000 Reach a whopping 74% of the Nelson Tasman Region! Abel Tasman National Park Atawhai Farewell Spit Contact us! Reporters: Nelson 03 546 2885 Richmond 03 543 9601 Motueka: 03 528-1263 email: email@example.com Advertising: Nelson 03 546 2835 Richmond 03 543 9600 Motueka 03 528 1261 Classifieds 03 548 0119 fax 03 546 2705 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Safety the priority Tahunanui business operators and residents have been vocal about their concerns about roading safety and its impact on their seaside suburb. Sally Kidson spoke to some businesses and residents in the community to find out why they took to the street two weeks ago and what they want changed. Andrew Harley, of Harley's Pharmacy: From a business point of view, the elderly have lost access and it's a lot more dangerous. Some businesses in here have lost 10 per cent [of their trade]. From a community sense, it takes away from the community, it increases the speed of everyone coming through. The main issue is there are close calls three to four times a day [with people trying to cross the road]. The staff at the medical centre have gone to the aid of people who have been hit. Most people come through this road a lot faster than 50kmh. Increasing the traffic is just going to make it worse. Dee Riordan, Seashell Dairy: I want the clearways gone completely on both sides. I don't see the reason for four lanes of traffic. We want to make the area more family-friendly again. This is what people come to Nelson for, the beach and this area. The road is dangerous. They want to remove the clearways to remove the bottlenecks, but the traffic is going to bottleneck somewhere. Why do we have to speed things up? You look at other cities for example and people expect to take their time to get from one place to another. I'm particularly concerned about the young people [crossing the road from the beach and sportsfield]. Somebody is going to get hurt. I don't want the roads changed after someone gets hurt. I would rather do it now and make it safe. Eric Keenan, Tahunanui resident: I think it's ridiculous they want to turn this into a three-lane highway. This is the holiday destination of Nelson -- the whole waterfront from Tahunanui to Wakefield Quay. It should be about promoting Nelson and they want to increase the traffic flow. I think that's wrong. Neil Ross, general manager Nelson Suburban Club: It needs to be more pedestrian-friendly. It's a holiday destination, you've got all the motels, bars and restaurants, cafes and they are trying to put a clearway right through the middle of it. It's just ridiculous. It isn't safe. You have the school [in Tahunanui] as well. The two-laning doesn't work. The people that go for the inside lane are the people that don't know the area. It should just be a left hand turn into Bisley Ave. They have taken out a lot of parking all down this road and this is a busy community. Mike Thomas, chairman Tahunanui Business Association: We want the clearways removed and the parking put back to increase the safety in our community. It's definitely a safety issue first. NZTA deal with the state highways around New Zealand and its idea is to keep the traffic flowing. I can understand that. At the same time, from our community's point of view, we have got to protect safety. You've got the medical centre there and a lot of people are concerned about how to get in and out. If the clearways went right through, the dairy, the medical centre the pharmacy all those businesses are affected.
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