Nelson Leader : August 29th 2013
4 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 29, 2013 NEWS 5582652AA QUAY CARS ALL VEHICLES AA APPRAISED 183 Haven Road, Nelson Ryan Durry I 021 022 44366 or 539 0053 I email:firstname.lastname@example.org • Over 50 cars in stock • All Vehicles AA Appraised • Nelson's only AA Appraised Dealer • Buy with confidence THIS WEEKS SPECIALS 2004 Nissan Wingroad 1.5 auto, dual air bags, fantastic fuel economy, late model 1998 Toyota Hilux SR5 4WD 2.8 diesel, 5 speed, D/Cab, NZ New, Alloys, canopy $13,995! 95 $ 8,995 2005 Suzuki Swift 1.3 auto, dual air bags, Burgundy red, grt 995 1999 Ford Laser GLX Hatch 1.5 5 Speed manual, Grape mica, dual air bags 2000 Nissan Navara D/Cab 2.7 diesel, 5 speed, NZ New, 123,000kms $11,995 1995 Toyota Hiace Hi Roof 2.8 diesel 5 speed manual, Extra long wheel base, 12 Month Protecta Warranty on all Qualifying Vehicles (conditions apply) 995 $8 $8 $8 8,99 y www.quaycars.co.nz $6,9 95 $7,99 $14,995 ONLY NOW NOW $8 reat economy 995 1997 Toyota Caldina 2.0 G 2.0 auto, dual air bags, hi spec model, alloys very popular $5,9 alloys, very popular 1996 Toyota Landcruiser Prado TX 3.0 i/cooled turbo diesel, 8 seater model 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Wagon 1.8 auto, dual air bags, 17" Alloys, white, great value 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2.8 i/cooled turbo diesel, 136,000kms, 7 Seater, Blue mica 1995 Toyota Rav 4 5 Door 2.0 auto, 4WD, Factory alloys, Electric blue, hard to find $5,9 12 month Warranty 12 month Warranty 12 month Warranty 12 month Warranty 12 month Warranty 12 month Warranty was $9,995 was $15,995 $7,995 ONLY $6,995 NOW was $8,995 Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 10am - 3pm On Trafalgar Street, Next to Taylors Shoes 5583468AA MANUFACTURERS & RETAILERS CLEARANCE SUITS BY NZ'S FOREMOST MANUFACTURER. SOME WITH 2 PRS TROUSERS WERE UP TO $995 NOW $595 to $695 SPORTS JACKETS 100% COTTON, WOOL/MIX OR PURE WOOL WERE UP TO $545 NOW FROM $249 CASUAL AND DRESS TROUSERS CORDS, CHINO'S, SOME MOLESKIN, WOOL/MIX OR PURE MERINO SIZES 80 TO 108 CM. WERE UP TO $249 NOW FROM $49 to $169 LONG SLEEVE CASUAL SHIRTS QUALITY WARMER MILLED COTTON SHIRTS BY VONELLA, FLETCHER JONES, COAST, BERLIN, RM WILLIAMS WERE FROM $75 up to $349 NOW$59•$68•$89•$119•$199 LONG SLEEVE BUSINESS SHIRTS EASY CARE COTTON RICH OR FINEST PURE COTTON SHIRTS IN STRIPES, PLAIN OXFORD OR NEAT CHECKS WERE $119 to $159 SIZES 40 to 44 NOW $69 $89 $119 FIRST UP, BEST DRESSED Airline job always a buzz Long service: Air New Zealand traffic supervisor Grant Derecourt is retiring after working at Nelson Airport for 40 years. Photo: MARION VAN DIJK. By TRACY NEAL ' When I can't see Rabbit Island, I know the cloud is too low. ' Grant Derecourt Air New Zealand traffic supervisor There's no such thing as retirement in Grant Derecourt's dictionary, just loads of time for doing what he loves, like gardening, running and relax- ing at his Marlborough Sounds hide- away. The air traffic supervisor at Nelson Airport sent off his last aircraft this week, ending a career which has spanned almost half a century. Mr Derecourt retired on Tuesday after 47 years with the national carrier. He has worked through the many guises of the airline, from the days of the National Airways Corporation (NAC) to the present Air NZ Link operator, Air Nelson. He says that though he will miss the camaraderie of his colleagues, who are like family to him, he wants to take advantage of his good health and finan- cial security to develop hobbies and inter- ests. He also has grandchildren in Nelson he wants to spend more time with. He took up running, after picking up a book on the subject at last year's Foun- ders Book Fair. He also does a lot of hiking, and wants more time in his garden which scored him the Nelson Mail Garden of the Year award in 2004-2005. Mr Derecourt started his career as a school leaver in 1966 with NAC head office in Wellington. He worked in accounts and in the pay office then transferred to Nelson in 1973, where he worked in traffic and cargo reservations. Mr Derecourt started in the days when passengers were checked in to flights manually. Tickets, boarding passes, flight labels and loading sheets were all hand-written. Bags were shunted to aircraft on metal rollers because there were no conveyor belts, and flight arrivals and departures were all hand-written on a whiteboard. He has had only four days off sick in the past 23 years. Life in the good old days'' was much simpler, he says. He still uses a simple method for pass- ing on weather information -- he looks out the window. When I can't see Rabbit Island, I know the cloud is too low.'' He will miss the buzz of the job, which is anything but 9 to 5. The variety and differing pace have held his interest, but it is now time to do other things. At the end of the day we don't know how long we've got,'' he says. I've got good health and I'm in a good financial situation, so I'm going to enjoy my retirement.''
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