Nelson Leader : September 19th 2013
28 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 NEWS 5530088AA GAILE NOONAN COMMON SENSE A VOTE FOR Authorised by Richard Harden, 4 Albano Way, Nelson Alien atmosphere Spring art: Auckland Point School pupils Xander Colquhoun, left and Cody Springer lift one of the sculptures created by the school's pupils to display amongst the daffodils outside the school on Haven Rd. Photo: MARTIN DE RUYTER Astronauts and aliens are dancing amongst the daffodils outside Auck- land Point School. A project learning about space led to the pupils' cre- ative interpretation of what aliens might look like to the delight of pass- ing motorists who toot to show their appreciation. Principal Sonya Hock- ley says: It's a little bit of what we do inside on the outside.'' Salmon rise Back in business: Three-year-old Harry Trollope and his grandfather Colin Wilson with their catch at Anatoki Salmon during the reopening on Saturday, three months after a landslide severely damaged the property. Photo: CHARLOTTE SQUIRE With the weather very firmly on their side and local music to sweeten the deal, Golden Bay tourist attraction Anatoki Salmon reopened its doors on Saturday, festival style. Owners Jan and Gerda Dissel and their family welcomed salmon lovers back with free food and new brand- ing. The phoenix rises out of the ashes and we rose out of the mud,'' said Mr Dissel. In June this year Anatoki Salmon was severely damaged by a land- slide. When a disaster like that hap- pens you just step back afterwards and analyse the situation. Of course you see the damage and I thought you can fix it but thousands of sal- mon died,'' he said. Mr Dissel said King Salmon ena- bled them to reopen on Saturday by supplying them with 15,000 one- year-old salmon. They lost over 35,000 salmon during the landslide. The day it happened Solly's arrived with diggers. That was going on for many months as they dug away a few thousand cubic metres of mud.'' Mr Dissel said the fast clean up effort was also due to the support of many volunteers'', the Takaka Fire Brigade, the Tasman District Coun- cil and the generosity of locals''. He said they'd turned the disaster into the opportunity to make many improvements to their site, including a new interactive water feature for children. Palmerston North-based Colin Wilson was out fishing with his grandson, three year old Harry Trol- lope on reopening day. Together they reeled in a good catch of fat salmon. I take Harry fishing at Lake Taupo and he's been dying to take me fishing in Takaka,'' he said. Anatoki Salmon is located in Kotinga, Golden Bay.
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