Tasman Leader : August 8th 2013
4 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 8, 2013 NEWS Whatever's Faulty...We'll Fix It! Your appliance store, owned and operated by locals NELSON APPLIANCE REPAIRS We repair or recycle 299A Queen St, Richmond (Opp Noel Leeming) Ph 544 1080 www.nelsonappliance.co.nz Email : email@example.com 5488790AC 5530119AA 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Advertising: Nelson 03 546 2835 Richmond 03 543 9600 Motueka 03 528 1261 Classifieds 03 548 0119 fax 03 546 2705 email: firstname.lastname@example.org QUOTE 0F THE WEEK ' Conservation is now closely linked to what it is to be a New Zealander. ' Former Nelson-Marlborough conservator Neil Clifton has seen conservation grow as a value over his 38-year career, Page 8 Tourists in future for Joan Whiting By CHARLOTTE SQUIRE I am really excited and delighted to become the new owner of this fabulous gracious old home. I fully intend to honour the home and bring new life and energy and business to Collingwood. Tracey Walker The Joan Whiting rest- home property has been sold and will become an accommodation complex for travellers, backpackers and seasonal holidaymakers. Golden Bay born and raised Tracey Walker has purchased the property. She intends to invest in a sig- nificant upgrade of the facilities so that it will cater for travellers to Farewell Spit, the Heaphy track and other Golden Bay attractions. This is great news for the local community with emphasis given on local employment and support, and symbiosis with other local tourism providers. I am really excited and delighted to become the new owner of this fabulous gracious old home. I fully intend to honour the home and bring new life and energy and business to Collin- gwood,'' said Tracey. She said she had strong ties with the resthome as her grand- mother spent time there before her death. Tracey made a conditional offer for the property two weeks ago. Her offer went unconditional last Monday. The sale means the recent 100-strong community effort to buy the property and set it up as a new voluntarily run home for the elderly has been abandoned. The effort raised nearly half a million in pledged funds. Secretary of the group Vic Eastman said by the time they were legally ready to make an offer, there was already a con- ditional offer in place. We think we put in a valiant effort and this is not all a sur- prising outcome . . . we knew we were up against towering odds. We basically got into the game too late,'' he said. Ten days ago Vic and Liza Eastman launched their last ditch effort to retain the Joan Whiting property as a home for the elderly. Offers poured in from people with Golden Bay connections living all over the world. Liza wanted the community to adopt Motueka nurse Adrienne Henry's proposal to run the Joan Whiting as an independent home for elderly people, running purely on assistance from chari- table trusts, donations and vol- untary support from the local community. Chairperson of the Joan Whit- ing Memorial Trust Chris Mit- son said it was important to clarify the trust were selling only the buildings and the land, not the rest home business. He said the community effort to buy the building simply arrived to late.'' We know there will be a lot of disappointment in the com- munity that the Joan Whiting story is finally coming to an end. Over the years, the trustees have given it their best shot and frankly it's been a stressful and sometimes exhausting business. The trustees are confident that all debts and obligations to staff will be paid in full, but we will not know how much is left over, pending a full assessment of our finances and a final audit of all accounts after the Joan Whiting closes. As previously agreed, any surplus funds from the sale will be donated to the family health centre,'' he said.
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