Nelson Leader : September 19th 2013
8 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 NEWS CNR CHAMPION RD & sALISBuRY RD, rICHMOND, Nelson mon-sat8AM-6PM sun9AM-6PM . . . . . . .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 . . . . .N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N 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 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 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 Your fresh food people specials run from monday 16TH sEPTEMBER to Sunday 22ND September 2013. FRESH NZ KG 11.99 BEEF SCHNITZEL PLAIN OR CRUMBED FRESH NZ PORK LEG STEAKS KG 13.99 FRESH NZ HASS AVOCADO 99 each c KG CHICKEN BREASTS FRESH NZ (SKIN ON) 9.99 BI-COLOURED SEEDLESS GRAPES Californian 500g PUNNET 3.99 FRESH NZ RED & YELLOW CAPSICUM EACH 1.99 FRESH NZ TOPSIDE ROAST KG 9.99 FRESH NZ COS & FANCY LETTUCE each1.99 5592217AA Authorised by Matt Lawrey, 31 Orsman Cres, Nelson Fishing students choose best mate Marine award: Winner of the Squax Squires Memorial Award, Todd Nicholson at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology on Thursday. Photo: ALDEN WILLIAMS By BILL MOORE email@example.com ' The award is presented to the guy that has put in the most effort, not necessarily the one it comes most naturally to. ' Phil Pinniger Course tutor Todd Nicholson is more used to hitting fish schools than hit- ting the books but has excelled in six months of study at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's Maritime School, tak- ing out the prestigious Squax Squi- res Award. Respected fisherman Peter Squax'' Squires lost his life on the notorious Greymouth bar in 2000, and his family donated his boat to the maritime school. The proceeds of its sale have been used to fund the award, which goes to the most deserving student on the deep sea mate fishing course each year. Unlike with other honours, the winner is chosen by their classmates. The award is a handsome brass and timber ship's barometer and clock set, and the winner's name is engraved on a plaque kept at the school in Nelson. Mr Nicholson, from Motueka, made a late start to fishing, working in a timber mill until the chance to go to sea for Talley's came up when he was 28. He has crewed on several of the company's boats since, and is cur- rently second mate on the Amaltal Explorer. He said that having left school with School Certificate, the equivalent of NCEA level one, he found the six months of intensive classroom work very challenging but very beneficial''. Since the course ended he's been back to sea for an orange roughy trip to the Chatham Rise, and is now waiting for a first mate's job to come up.He works trip-on, trip-off, averag- ing six to seven weeks at sea. I love the work -- and the time off is always good, too.'' He'd like to be a skipper one day and is planning to go back to NMIT to do that course when I can''. Seagoing tickets can only be obtained by those who have accum- ulated a certain amount of time at sea -- in the deep sea fishing mate course case, six years, which means 12 calendar years once the time off is added in. At 40, father-of-four Mr Nicholson was the oldest of the six students, but only just. Course tutor Phil Pinniger said Mr Nicholson was a deserving winner, chosen by a good bunch of guys''. The award is presented to the guy that has put in the most effort, not necessarily the one it comes most naturally to,'' he said. It follows a discussion on the qualities of a good ship's mate, and who among the students most exem- plifies them. You should be proud of yourself,'' he told Mr Nicholson.
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