Nelson Leader : September 12th 2013
31 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 SPORT/NEWS/TIDES MASSIVE SPRING SALE CNR BRIDGE & RUTHERFORD STREET PHONE 546 7876 SMITHSONLINE.CO.NZ 50 UPTO % OFF MON-FRI 9AM - 5.30PM SAT 9AM - 4PM SUN 10AM - 4PM RUNNING/ WALKING TENNIS RUNNING/ WALKING Asics Phoenix K-Swiss Tubes Nike Flex NOW $119.95 Nike Vapor Jacket Nike Mens Shorts NOW $139.95 Original price $220 NOW $129.95 $119.95 $49.95 5571894AB Comeon,HaveaGo&Havea Ball of a day 14 & 15 September THIS WEEKEND If you attend you're in the draw to win a share of $1100 worth of Wilson Tennis prizes. All 11 clubs are each giving away a $100 Prize Pack & Spot Prizes FREE Coaching at your local tennis club ! www.tennisnelson.co.nz 5388618AB Lord of the Ring: New Zealand professional heavy weight boxer Joseph Parker on his homeground -- a boxing ring. Shuttersport lensman Chris Symes grabbed this telling black and white shot of the big man at his place of work when Joseph visited Victory Boxing Club and met with pupils on the Victory Boxing programme who are learning life skills through boxing. For more great sports photos see shuttersport.co.nz Festival for women Festival colour: From left, Bliumika Pyakurel, Bandana Regmi, Mamata Dahal, Sakchi Niraula, Samu Dahal, and Sikha Niraula celebrate the Bhutanese women festival at the Hearing Association Hall, Nelson. Photo: VIRGINIA WOOLF A new generation has learnt about the Women's Festival, an important celebration of the lunar calendar for the Bhutan- ese and Nepali community. Nelson's Bhutanese Com- munity president Govinda Regmi said 58 people celebrated the festival in Nelson on Sunday. Govinda said the festival was celebrated by women of Nepali- speaking origins and was cel- ebrated in September. The festi- val lasts for three days and on the second day the women fast and pray for a happy and pros- perous husband and family. Govinda said that in Nelson the Bhutanese and Nepali com- munities had got together to mark the festival, and women put on traditional songs and dancing. The girls and women wore tra- ditional dresses. It was a very good day. Everyone was happy.'' Govinda said it was very important that festivals were celebrated so the new genera- tions learnt about their culture.
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