Tasman Leader : July 4th 2013
7 THE TASMAN LEADER, JULY 4, 2013 NEWS 5232103AC Rebecca and Shane Mickell WHATS IN AN A1 KITSET HOME? The price we say is the price you pay. No surprises. Guaranteed 0800 A1homes 214663 www.A1homes.co.nz Showhome: 98 Washbourn Drive, Richmond Open: Monday -- Friday 9.00am -- 4.00pm Sat: 12noon-- 4.00pm • Contact: 03 547 7301 e: nelsonsales@A1homes.co.nz LH300 KITSET $145,840 | FULL BUILD $333,767 LH300 • Over 60 different plans • Permit plans & specifications • Double glazed, aluminium joinery • Underwritten Guarantee • Colorsteel roof cladding • Spouting, downpipes & fascia • Precut & pre-nailed wall frames • Precut or pre-nailed trusses • Brick or W/board cladding • Melteca kitchen units • Stainless steel sink insert • Prehung interior doors • Insulation -- Pink Batts • Gib ceiling and wall linings • Skirting and scotia/Gib cove • Rheem HWC 180ltr • Raymor tapware • Englefield showers, vanity, bath • Raymor china toilet suite • BOSCH stainless kitchen appliances • 900mm stainless rangehood • Formica kitchen bench top • Schlage door hardware • Aquatica laundry tub IN BRIEF Reporter leaves The Leader reporter Phil Barnes is leaving the paper this week. Phil came to The Leader in 1996 after transferring from another community paper then owned by the Nelson Mail, The Marlborough Times. Phil said he would particularly miss the people he had met during his time at the paper but it was time for fresh challenges. ''The Nelson community has been a wonderful one to work with while working as a reporter. ''There is a genuine warmth and camaraderie out there. I will really miss some of the fascinating characters I have met while doing the rounds but the years seem to slide by at an alarming rate and there are other projects I want to do,'' he said. Phil said he was going to take a break overseas for the remainder of the winter and then would look at various options. ''It's time to focus on some family time and we hope to combine that with experiencing some different cultures and chasing some sunshine and surf.'' Phil said he eventually planned to do some travel writing and get more involved with sport Braunias to be guest Award winning writer Steve Braunias will be talking about his latest book and his other writings at Motueka Public Library later this month. Braunias is a respected author and columnist. His latest book is the best-selling, Civilisation : 20 places at the edge of the world. For three years he made it his mission to travel to as many small, obscure towns in New Zealand as he could. Why? What did he learn? And of the places he visited, which ones did he love and hate the most? Come and hear about the book and other writing by the author on Friday, July 26 from 6.15pm. Contact 528 1047. Coal focus The issues of protecting the natural environment against the mining for and use of the climate change driver coal will be aired by former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmon at Motueka's St Thomas' Church auditorium tonight, Thursday, at 7pm, in an address titled Denniston: Coal and Climate Change. Apologies The Motueka-Golden Bay News last week mistakenly reported the age grade for some records broken by members of the Motueka Athletics Club. Amanda Fitisemanu's 400m record was for 14-year-old girls and Fletcher Pickworth's 800m record was for 11-year-old boys. Apologies to Amanda and Fletcher. Science fair This year's bi-annual Tasman Nelson Environment Awards, will see the primary and secondary school award offered in partnership with the Cawthron Science and Technology Fair. The work students and teachers enter will be seen by the wide audience attending the fair. The Schools Environment Award is open to both primary and secondary schools with each category in line for a $500 award. For more information about the Cawthron Science and Technology Fair go to cawthronsciencefair. org.nz. Medal haul for beer McCashin's Stoke beer shared top honours with another New Zealand brewery, Moa, at the recent Asia Beer Awards. Stoke and Moa were both awarded five medals -- the largest medal haul for any brewery. Stoke Lager, Pilsner and Bomber Bohemian Ale all received gold medals, with 2 Stoke low carbohydrate beer and Rochdale Apple Cider both coming home with bronze medals. The awards saw Stoke Beer competing with more than 100 breweries from around the world.McCashin's Brewery general manager Andrew Murray said winning the medals was a great achievement and the international recognition should help drive further export growth in Asia. Midwinter craft fair Sunday will see the Midwinter Christmas Craft Market fill the Hope Recreation Hall from 10am till 3pm. The market will provide crafts people with a winter opportunity to sell their handmade crafts and products. Gold coin entry fee proceeds will be donated to the Nelson Hospice Trust. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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