Nelson Leader : February 6th 2014
28 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 NEWS/COMMUNITY NOTICES NEWSWRAP A daily digest of main news stories over the past week written by Nelson Mail and Leader journalists in the Nelson region. Thursday January 28 ❏ A poisoning blitz is announced by Conservation Minister Nick Smith. He dubbed it the ‘‘battle for our birds’’, with $21 million to be spent on extra drops of 1080 over conservation land over the next five years, targeting possums, rats and stoats. ❏ A group of three kayakers are are praised for saving the life of a 60-year-old Belgium tourist who fell three metres on to a ledge at Maruia Falls. Friday ❏ Bigger trucks have been approved for Nelson roads, with city councillors expressing concern that some drivers might not be able to handle the 50-tonne monsters properly. ❏ A mini restored by a group of Wakefield men has raised nearly $100,000 for the Nelson Cancer Society, with the winning raffle ticket bought by a Levin intermediate principal. Saturday ❏ A five-storey, 15m tall serviced apartment/hotel development has been approved for Collingwood St, Nelson. It will have 40 serviced rooms and is expected to be completed by early next year. ❏ The country’s deepest cave has been found on Mt Arthur with discovery of a link between the Stormy Pot and Nettlebed caving systems. Sunday ❏ A beautiful Moutere day welcomed a record crowd of up to 5000 people to the annual Sarau Festival, with funds to be split between the community centre, sports clubs and the Sarau Scholarship for young leaders in the district. Meanwhile, the annual Collingwood Summer Food Fair drew hundreds of people, with the highlight as usual being the ‘‘wifecarrying contest’’, won this year by Tony Anderson and Tina Shirley of Nelson. ❏ Little Kaiteriteri residents are concerned at a proposal to move the main beach’s water-ski access to their foreshore, saying this will affect the environment and safety of young people. Monday ❏ Conservation Minister Nick Smith ordered a review of safety barriers and signs at Maruia Falls, after a Christchurch man drowned on Saturday night and a Belgium tourist was seriously injured earlier in the same week. ❏ A national campaign to increase New Zealand services to refugees has gained support in Nelson, which is home to about 400 refugees. Nelson could be seen as a model for other communities says Wellington-based coordinator of doingourbit.co.nz Murdoch Stephens. Tuesday ❏ The Nelson Mail launched a series on issues affecting water quality in the Maitai Valley with a report that Cawthron scientists recommending aerating the Maitai Reservoir at a cost of around $70,000 plus operating costs. ❏ Cruise liner Seabourn Sojourn brought 450 passengers to the Nelson region for the day. The luxury liner was the first of six cruise ships due at Port Nelson this year. Wednesday ❏ Nelson apple growers are looking forward to a profitable season. While the region’s crop is down 3 per cent on last year, it is shaping up to be good quality. ❏ Wakefield boy Shaun Black, 14, has raised more than $300 for the Relay for Life in a creative way. A picture he drew in coloured pencil of the relay had attracted 55 bids on TradeMe by Wednesday, with bidding to close the following day. Pictures on the site show how Shaun planned and coloured in the picture over several weeks. TRY THESE Bored? Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Leader’s top picks. In fashion: Third prize for their hats went to visitors Yvonne Pope,PamSchouten and resident Daphne Stevens. Party time: Ron Orme and his wife Jillian with her mother Jean Stilwell enjoy the celebrations. Hats off to event The 20th anniversary of Kensington Court Lifecare at Stoke was celebrated on Saturday. Photographer Marion van Dijk went along. Happy time: Carol Scott, left, Dot Scott and Chris Henderson at the Kensington Court 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday. FROM Page 24 ■ Sport, Recreation cont. NELSON 50+ Walking Group, February 13 Kaiteriteri/Stephens Bay (swim) 9.30am start. Ph Jeff or Sandra 545 9180. ZENDA Belly Dance with Debbie Sumner, Term one commences Thursday February 13, 7.05pm till 8.05pm at St Johns Hall in Nelson City. To enrol or for more details Ph Deb 542 2092 or 027 689 0558. MAITAHI Outrigger Canoe Club, Outrigger canoe races weekend regatta February 14 and February 15, Kerr Bay, Lake Rotoiti. Fun race for the public midday Saturday. More information at www.maitahioutrigging.org.nz/events/tuna-e-hoe-ana RANGERS Rugby Club, pre season fitness, Saturday morning 8.30am at Moutere Hills CC, and Tuesday morning, 6.20am at Moutere Fitness. All Welcome. Ph Mark 027 422 9949. TASMAN Hockey – Club Registration Day. For all players (Junior & Senior) Saxton Field Hockey Pavilion, Sunday February 16, 4pm till 5pm enquiries Ph Adrian Spraggs Ph 544 5708. BADMINTON, held Stoke Memorial Hall, Cake cutting: Oldest employer Terry Coleman helps the oldest resident George Scott, 102, cut the cake. Wednesdays 9.30am till 11.30am. Beginners/all abilities welcome. Friendly group, some rackets available. Only $3 cuppa included. Ph Silvia 545 1327. SPEED Skating Club, come along and have a go at speed skating with other keen speedsters. Monday nights 6.30pm for an hour of speed. Tahunanui skating rink near back beach. Ph 538 0013. DAIDOKAN Goju Ryu Karate, for Personal Development, Self Defense and Physical well being. Wakefield School Hall Sunday 10am till 12pm. Beginners welcome. Ph Andrew 027 227 4001 www.facebook.com/daidokan RICHMOND Morning Badminton, welcomes new and former badminton players to come along to their social badminton group, Monday and Friday mornings 10am till 12 noon. We meet at the Badminton Hall Gladstone Rd Richmond Ph 544 5473. YOGA On the Beach, Saturdays 8am Wednesdays 7.45am. Tahunanui Main Beach. No experience needed. Bring a mat or towel. $5 koha. Enquiries Ph 546 4670 or 027 622 1878. STOKE Sit And Be Fit, easy exercise for men and women Tuesdays 10am at Indoor Bowls Stadium Songer St opp Neale Ave. Learn how to breathe more fully. Donation ■The annualNZAntique and Classic Boat Show takes place against the stunning setting of Lake Rotoiti this weekend. ■The Crusaders take on the Highlanders at Sports Park Motueka on Friday night in a Super Rugby preseason match. Gates open at 5.30pm. For more information visit makos.co.nz ■The Little Day Out is on at Victory Square on Sunday from1pmto 6pm. The annual music event is run by the Victory Community Association, and this year a world record attempt for a band featuring recycled instruments will be made. ■The Nelson Car Show is on at Tahunanui Beach playing fields from10am on Sunday. for ArthritisNZ. Ph 546 4670. COMMUNITY Strength and Balance Class to Music, on Tuesdays at 9.30am for 50 minutes located 544 Waimea Rd Community rooms – subsidized by SomeBody Weigh Better, cost only $5- Ph Cher 021 872 460. COMMUNITY Yoga, at The Life Centre Fridays at 1.30pm $5 suggested koha beginners welcome. 9 Towai St off Maitland Ave off Main Rd Stoke Ph 547 8468 www.thelifecentre.co.nz.
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