Nelson Leader : September 26th 2013
5 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 NEWS PAN1011950 ® SUPPORTING ASTH THM MA CARE CHOICE GUARANTEED BEST VALUE FOR MONEY IN NELSON · Engineered Rib Raft slabs · Tested Zog framing to Magnitude 9 · Thermally broken double glazed windows · Ultra line Gib board to all internal walls · Stone kitchen bench tops · L.E.D downlights CALL ERIC, CHRIS OR MIKE 03 543 8100 3 MAKO STREET, RICHMOND, NELSON SHOWHOME NOW OPEN NEW SHOWHOME NOW OPEN! E i dRibRf lb Ul Standard features include FIND OUT FROM THE EXPERTS WHY MORE PEOPLE ARE BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER, HEALTHIER GOLDEN HOME. Picton NELSON CITY Stoke Richmond Wakefield Brightwater Nelson Lakes Murchison Karamea Westport Rai Valley Okiwi Bay French Pass D'Urville Island Mapua Collingwood Takaka Motueka Tapawera 5454562AA Having problems with your community paper delivery? email: email@example.com phone: 0800 800 515 and let us know. This means if you place your advert into both papers 56,000 people will be reading! No other local media can give you this sort of coverage! Nelson Leader Readership - 26,000 people per week Tasman Leader Readership - 30,000 people per week 56,000 Reach a whopping 74% of the Nelson Tasman Region! Abel Tasman National Park Atawhai Farewell Spit Contact us! Reporters: Nelson 03 546 2885 Richmond 03 543 9601 Motueka: 03 528-1263 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Nelson 03 546 2835 Richmond 03 543 9600 Motueka 03 528 1261 Classifieds 03 548 0119 fax 03 546 2705 email: email@example.com 5592217AA Authorised by Matt Lawrey, 31 Orsman Cres, Nelson Happy days: Nelson rower Brook Robertson with parents Lynn Petrie and Wayne Robertson. Key year for gold medallist's family By ADAM ROBERTS firstname.lastname@example.org Akey to the city has cap- ped off a year of ups and downs for a local rowing champion, as he prepares to get back out on the water. Rower Brook Robertson, 19, was presented with the Benja- min Black Goldsmiths Key to the City of Nelson this week, fol- lowing his recent gold medal win as part of New Zealand men's eight at the under-23 world row- ing championships in Austria. The sterling silver key was hand crafted by local master jeweller Benjamin Clark of Ben- jamin Black Goldsmiths, and was presented by mayor Aldo Miccio. Mr Miccio said Mr Robertson was the second person or group to receive the key -- the Harlem Globetrotters were the first -- and the first Nelsonian. The gift comes as Mr Robert- son prepares to head up to Lake Karapiro, as part of 40 rowers in the elite summer squad. He will row alongside Olympic gold medal winners Eric Murray and Hamish Bond in the sum- mer training programme, and from there he hopes to do well in the national competition and be picked for an elite team. Mr Robertson said while he had had a successful year on the water, he had plenty more to be grateful for. His father is forestry worker Wayne Robertson, who in Janu- ary was nearly killed in a log- ging accident on a site near Canvastown. The brakes and gears on the logging skidder he was driving failed and the machine plunged off a forestry track and rolled down a steep hillside into pine trees. He was flown to Nelson Hos- pital with nine broken ribs, a split spleen and punctured lung. The next day he suffered a stroke and spent 10 days in intensive care in Wellington Hospital. He later developed clots on his lungs. His neurologist told him he would never walk again, and would be permanently paralysed on his left side, but after months of recovery he is now able to walk and talk. A Department of Labour inquiry found no-one was at fault, he said. Mr Robertson said he had been unaware of the worst of his dad's injuries, as his parents did not want him to worry while he was training, but that he had worked hard to perform for his family. The trials I did for myself, but when it came to the world championships, I did that for Dad.'' Mum Lynn Petrie said her son had had a big year, and it had all come out right.
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