Tasman Leader : August 15th 2013
2 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 15, 2013 NEWS 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! 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A bone density - DEXA scan at Nelson Radiology will assess the extent of the disease, and enable your doctor to consider treatment options, where necessary. NO DOCTORS REFERRAL IS NEEDED IF YOU ARE 40 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2013 : a 15% discount will save you $25 Promotional Price $138 inc gst NORMAL OSTEOPOROTIC 5530119AA QUOTE OF THE WEEK ' I do feel very privileged generally to meet so many people from so many walks of life. As a newspaper photographer you get to be in situations or see things that a lot of people would never experience. ' Nelson Mail photographer Marion van Dijk, page 8. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Gravel from river Now that central government has cut rural road funding doesn t it make sense now more than ever to start gravel extraction from our rivers, especially the Motueka, to offset these costs? Not only does it help with flood control and availability of gravel, the savings to the ratepayers would be huge. How is it that after so many years and, as we understand it, a million dollars later, the Tasman District Council is still talking about it and now the engineering department want another $40,000 for investigative work (what for?). Why does this council work so differently from the Grey District Council which actively extracts gravel for roads and has for decades, with no apparent detrimental effects on its rivers? With the help of its company Westroads it must have saved the ratepayer millions, so who s got it all right Mr Kempthorne and who s got it all wrong with river works? Kent Vickerman Co-convenor, Motueka Ratepayers' Association Mr Vickerman will be pleased to know during the Long Term Plan discussion in 2012 the council decided to reduce its contribution to the Motueka Stopbank upgrade from $16m to $5m to minimise its impact on debt levels. Within this sum, the $40,0000 referred to is an investigation as to how best this investment can be used to protect property in the event of a flood. He will also be pleased to know there is a programme to remove gravel from the lower reaches of the Motueka River for roading and other purposes. This programme is not dissimilar to one recently undertaken in the Matakitaki River just west of Murchison. Like the Grey District Council, and the majority of councils throughout the country, the Tasman District Council always looks for the least cost to ratepayers balancing quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the project. Richard Kempthorne Mayor, Tasman District Council IN BRIEF End of analogue TV TakeBack finishes next Tuesday meaning analogue TV owners only have until then to recycle their unwanted sets at the subsidised price of $5. Recycle sites across the South Island have collected more than 20,000 unwanted TVs so far. On August 21 the cost of recycling old sets will go back to $25. Poetry and song The continuing Takaka Library Winter Series will celebrate National Poetry Day this Friday at 1pm when local poet Em Hofstede will host an open mic session with poets from the Bay. Next Friday, August 23, Alan Swafford shares his passion for, and knowledge of, music on a tour from bluegrass to Mozart. Coffee and a nibble will be provided from 1pm at the library's Mandolin Cafe. Healthy habitat The recent Bee Gees tribute show by the Madsen brothers at the Headingly Centre saw more than 160 turn up and raised more than $2000 for Habitat for Humanity Nelson. Check out Habitat's projects on habitat.org.nz.
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