Nelson Leader : August 22nd 2013
8 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 22, 2013 NEWS C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C CO O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O . . . . . . . .N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W WW W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W WW W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W Four hopefuls vie for mayoralty Nominations closed for the October local government elections last week, with 34 people standing for the 12 councillor positions on Nelson City Council. Four people are vying for the job of mayor of Nelson. In Nelson all but three sitting councillors are standing for re- election. Long-standing councillor Gail Collingwood, who has also been deputy mayor, Jeff Rackley and cur- rent deputy mayor Ali Boswijk are stepping down. The four people contesting the mayoralty are incumbent Aldo Mic- cio, former police inspector Nelson Bays area commander Brian Mcgurk, former deputy mayor and current councillor Rachel Reese, and moneyless economy advocate Rich- ard Osmaston. The nominees for the NCC include former Leader journalist Matt Law- rey, former broadcaster Kent Robert- son, Henley School principal John Armstrong and lawyer Luke Acland, who represented anti-gambling group the Nelson Gambling Tas- kforce in their 2011 fight against the Nelson City Council s moves to relax the rules around pokies in the city. Voting forms for the postal vote will be arriving in registered elec- tors mailboxes from September 20, with voting papers due back by mid- day on Saturday, October 12. The voting forms will be accompanied by a candidate infor- mation book providing a profile of each of the candidates and what they will bring to the position. The nominees are: Mayor: Brian McGurk, Aldo Miccio, Richard Osmaston, Rachel Reese. Councillors: Luke Acland, John Arm- strong, Ian Barker, Cindy Batt (Inde- pendent), Trudie Brand (A strong voice for Nelson), Hugh Briggs, Ruth Copeland, Lee Corlett, Rosina Cornel- issen, Eric Davy, Jean Edwards, Kate Fulton, Kevin Gardener, Carl Horn (Independent Green), Owen Houliston, Matt Lawrey (Independent), Colleen Marshall, Paul Matheson, Brian McGurk, Rob McKegney (Indepen- dent), Derek Nees, Gaile Noonan, Graeme O'Brien (TPPA Action Group), Brent Pahl, Pete Rainey, Colin Robert- son (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand), Kent Robertson, Joy Shackleton, Derek Shaw, Robbie Siataga/Kavanagh (Positive Vision), Tim Skinner, Gaire Thompson, John Walker (Independent), Mike Ward. Members of health board have vital role The former chief executive of Nelson City Council Keith Marshall and the former chief executive of Wakatu Incorporation Keith Palmer are among those seeking election to the district health board. Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming said the candidates elected to the DHB would make decisions that affected the whole district. We have 2000 staff members and are responsible for the health and disability services for a population of 140,000, with a budget of $426 million. It s a big, complex organisation. The DHB elections are held at the same time as the local authority elections for city, district and regional councils, and postal voting will open next month. The voting process is by Single Transferable Vote (STV), meaning that candidates will be ranked in order of preference. Board member John Inder is the only current board member who is not seeking re-election. Candidates seeking election to one of seven NMDHB seats this year are: Jane Anderson-Bay, Jessica Bagge, Ian Barker, Jenny Black (Marlbor- ough), Ross Ellison, Graeme Faulkner, Brigid Forrest, Kate Fulton, Jennifer Gane, Pat Heaphy, Judith Holmes, Keith Marshall, Jo Mickleson, Paula Miles, Keith Palmer, Paula Palmer, Pamela Thomlinson. Current board members seeking re- election are: Judy Crowe, Jenny Black (Nelson), Gordon Currie, Fleur Hansby, Gerald Hope, John Moore. Lessons in wind turbines Daniel Connell A workshop showing participants how to build a low cost wind turbine from salvaged materials will be held in Nelson this weekend. Daniel Connell, renewable energy designer and entrepreneur, will run the workshop showing participants how to build a simple Lenz2 vertical turbine. The turbine is considered sturdy, safe, quiet and efficient and can eas- ily be attached to most kinds of generators, alternators and air/ water pumps. Twelve places are available for the August 24 work- shop at Nelson Environment Centre at 1 Braemar St, Nelson. Participants will work in teams of two to produce either a finished 6-vane turbine, or two x 3-vane turbines per team. The workshop will run from 10am till 5pm and costs $70. Tea and coffee are provided, but participants need to bring lunch. To registrar email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 545 9176.
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