Nelson Leader : September 5th 2013
5 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 NEWS/OPINION BRIEFLY Masked Parade October 18 The Masked Parade takes place on Friday, October 18. The Leader reported last week that it was on October 11, when the Nelson Arts Festival opens. However it has shifted until a week into the annual festival, which means those wanting to enter or get into the spirit of the festival by wearing a mask have an extra week to work on their masks. For more information on the free event, visit nelsonartsfestival.co.nz. Landmarks turning blue The Cathedral and Trafalgar St Bridge will be bathed in blue at night this month for Blue September prostate awareness. Next month the structures will be pink for Breast Cancer awareness. Celebrating diversity A TV One show featuring which explores and celebrates New Zealand's cultural diversity will be screened as a fundraiser for Nelson Tasman Hospice. Mayor Aldo Miccio explores Nelson's increasingly multicultural landscape in the show. Aldo said the fundraising screening was an opportunity to celebrate Nelson's diverse community while supporting the hospice. Neighbourhood (TV One -- Season 2, Episode 18) will screen on Monday, September 16, at State Cinemas in Nelson. Tickets are $35. Charity market Richmond's Buddhist centre Kagyu Choeyang Ling is holding a charity market at Nelson's Auckland Point School on Saturday. The market opens at 8am and organisers are promising a range of items for sale from second-hand books, jewellery, white elephant items, clothing, curtains and linen and food including gourmet preserves. Its website says KCL provides authentic teachings and guidance in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist lineage. KCL has centres in Nelson and Christchurch. LETTER Toilet upgrade idea amusing I read in the article, Community busting to upgrade loos'', that David Engwicht, consultant, says he was impressed with efforts to encourage a shared space approach between pedestrians and cars''. I envisage motorists being too busting'' to leave their cars and having a drive-thru-loo ... a very modern idea. Thank you for your continuous excellent information to the public of Nelson and the amusement provided. Yvonne Denise Nelson.
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