Tasman Leader : August 15th 2013
3 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 15, 2013 NEWS Workstar is a free service for employers in the Nelson Region. We have workers who manage a disability who are seeking retail, light industrial, cleaning or landscaping work. To get the right person for your job and free ongoing support, contact Kirsty Glen, Manager www.Workstar.co.nz Kirsty@workstar.co.nz Phone 546 9026 DO YOU NEED A RELIABLE WORKER FOR FIVE HOURS A WEEK OR MORE? 5469357AA IN ASSOCIATION WITH Doing business using internet sofware: Xero accountng, Smart Payroll and Internet Marketng Date: 22nd August 2013 Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm Cost: FREE Locaton: Monaco Resort, Stoke Seats are limited so dont miss out To enrol, contact us by phone or email Phone: (03) 547 7995 Email: email@example.com www.smartbusinesscentre.co.nz ACCOUNTING | PROFIT | INVESTMENT 5555788AA Cloud Accounting Seminar Golden Bay man will be missed Chris Mitson By CHARLOTTE SQUIRE Golden Bay lost an influential community leader last Saturday. Just days after completing the sale of the Collingwood Joan Whiting Resthome prop- erty, Chris Mitson died sud- denly of a heart attack early on Saturday morning. Chris, who was the chair- man of Joan Whiting Mem- orial Trust, was staying with his partner of 15 years in Nel- son when he died. He is survived by his daughter, a stepdaughter and a stepson. As trust chairman, Chris was instrumental in helping to prevent the home's closure in 2010. He was backed by a community campaign which forced the Government to sup- port the rest home. Family friend Liz Thomas said his family had arrived back in New Zealand. I've known him for 35 years. Christopher was a very dear friend. I first met him when he worked for TVNZ in Wellington and then here, in Golden Bay. I know he's done a lot for the community. I know he will be very sadly missed. He loved Golden Bay. He felt he lived in paradise.'' A celebration of Chris's life will be held in Golden Bay this weekend. Memorial cairn moving By ALASTAIR PAULIN Moving history: Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board manager Rob Guild and board member and iwi representative Joy Shorrock at the early settlers' cairn at Puketawai reserve, which is to be moved before the reserve is returned to iwi. Photo: ALASTAIR PAULIN Alarge memorial cairn to Riwaka pioneers is to be moved from its hilltop perch. The four-metre pyramid of Takaka Hill marble will be moved to a site beside the Riwaka-Kaiteriteri Rd before its present site above the road in Puketawai Reserve is returned to iwi under a pend- ing treaty settlement. Iwi representative Joy Shorrock, who is a member of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board, which now owns the land, said the move made sense because iwi did not have a connection to this cairn''. The cairn is on what was a pa and midden site. A plaque on the pyramid commemorates the landing at Puketawai of Captain Arthur Wakefield in October, 1841, and the coming of Riwaka's first pioneers who landed at the foot of this hill on May 2, 1842. The cairn also features mill- stones cut in 1844 by Brooklyn miller William Mic- kell. Reserve board manager Rob Guild said the road to the cairn was closed, so few people visited it. The move would make it a more prominent feature, he said. The memorial is to travel only a few hundred metres, but the trip will not be easy. Rob said that estimates of its weight ranged from seven tonnes to 20 tonnes and it was unclear if the pyramid was solid or hollow. Engineer Keith Knapp is adapting a bin lifting device to hydraulically lift and slide the cairn onto a steel plate to drag it onto a low-load trailer. The cairn cannot be lifted by crane because of power lines above it.Rob said the move was planned for this year, al- though the board was await- ing authorisation from the Historic Places Trust, which was still consulting iwi. The cairn was unveiled by Keith Holyoake, who was MP for the district, on April 1, 1934, and was donated by Mr and Mrs Robert Pattie, former Riwaka residents. When the Te Tau Ihu Claims Settlement Bill is pas- sed, the Puketawai Reserve will be jointly owned by the iwi Ngati Rarua, Ngati Tama and Te Atiawa.
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