Tasman Leader : June 25th 2015
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015 Dr David Orsbourn MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP, FACAM Fellow New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine Certi cate of Procedural Phlebology Member of Skin Cancer College of Australasia 7 Buxton Square, Nelson - 03 548 8216 - www.enhanceskin.co.nz - facebook.com/enhanceskin CALL FOR YOUR FREE, NO OBLIGATION DOCTOR'S VEIN ASSESSMENT & SCAN Non Surgical Endovenous Laser Treatment Walk In, Walk Out Treatment that's Reassuringly Local "I never thought I would wear shorts again!" Say goodbye to unsightly, aching, varicose veins... A liated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society for Endovenous Laser Treatment & Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Raining Kiwiana in Richmond Page 11 Wet midwinter madness By ALASTAIR PAULIN Swimmers race into the sea at Kaiteriteri on Sunday. Among them were, clockwise from centre left, Steph Pearce and Marlen O'Donnell, Taylah Ferguson and Tyler Beaumont, and Deborah Gibbs from Richmond and sister Sheryl Taylor from Stoke. Photos: ALASTAIR PAULIN/FAIRFAX NZ Ican't feel my feet'', exclaimed Deborah Gibbs after getting out of the water of her first midwinter swim. She had been talked into it by sister Sheryl Taylor and egged on by another sister, Vicki Innes, who had couriered her sisters matching retro swim caps from Auckland. But keeping the top of her body warm didn't help the Richmond woman's feet, which had turned numb in the 13 degree water of the Kaiteriteri Midwinter Swim on Sunday. The event is the annual fundraiser for Riwaka School and organiser Ang Lyall said the 73 registered swimmers showed a good effort and the spectators made for a better turnout for many years. After dismal weather on Saturday, she said she was pretty excited when I looked out the window [on Sunday] morning''. Among the costumed swimmers were three Sirens of Smash, who numbed the pain of their roller derby loss the previous night in the chilly waters. It helps me forget about it, and it brings out the bruising and rinses our uniforms'' said Atawhai Grim Weaver'' Teaukura. Taylah Ferguson and Tyler Beaumont, both 14, were dressed as blue-winged win- ter fairies and Taylah said the water was freezing''. Tyler's mother Linda Beaumont had encouraged the girls to do it by telling them she had done the swim once about 20 years ago. She neglected to add that she was sick for two weeks after--- it was like hitting ice.'' On Sunday afternoon while the Kaiteriteri swimmers were basking in the sun, a handful of even hardier types were plunging naked into Lake Rotoiti. The Blue Duck Nude Midwinter Swim attracted just three participants, but org- aniser and long-time midwinter swimmer Bill McEwan from Blenheim said a festive air prevailed anyway. It's always been a minority event -- it's for a select few.'' He was joined by two Nelson men who did not want to give their names but shed their clothes in five degree air to plunge into the icy depths of Lake Rotoiti. McEwan said three scuba divers were also in the lake just for the hell of it'', making for a contrast between the fully- clothed, all the great divers and the no- gear nude swimmers''.
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