Tasman Leader : September 26th 2013
5 THE TASMAN LEADER, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 NEWS PAN1011950 ® SUPPORTING ASTH THM MA CARE CHOICE GUARANTEED BEST VALUE FOR MONEY IN NELSON · Engineered Rib Raft slabs · Tested Zog framing to Magnitude 9 · Thermally broken double glazed windows · Ultra line Gib board to all internal walls · Stone kitchen bench tops · L.E.D downlights CALL ERIC, CHRIS OR MIKE 03 543 8100 3 MAKO STREET, RICHMOND, NELSON SHOWHOME NOW OPEN NEW SHOWHOME NOW OPEN! E i dRibRf lb Ul Standard features include FIND OUT FROM THE EXPERTS WHY MORE PEOPLE ARE BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER, HEALTHIER GOLDEN HOME. CLOSING DOWN SALE 25% - 40% off Everything must go 295 Trafalgar Street Nelson 5654471AA marshalls fashions 66 Bridge St, Nelson • p/f 03 548 3950 Grey Power Discount 5594999AB Dollars come with cruises Travelling town: The Europa is one of four cruise ships booked to visit Tasman this summer. Photo: WILSON'S ABEL TASMAN Asurge in cruise ship arrivals over the coming summers is expected to have positive spin-offs for the Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Golden Bay communities. Nelson Tasman Tourism (NTT) chief executive Lynda Keene said the region hosted two cruise ships last summer. Four ships are booked for this summer season, seven for the 2014/2015 season and two are confirmed, at this stage, for 2015/2016. The economic benefit for the Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Golden Bay communities is substantial, as the majority of excursions are experienced in the Tasman district. Looking back at the first two ship visits in 2013, passengers shopped in Nelson city before going by coach to pre-booked excur- sions, such as art, food and wine tours, in the Tasman district, or were tendered off their ship by Motueka-based water trans- port operators to Kaiteriteri, or into the Abel Tasman National Park or to take heli- copter trips. From the upcoming cruise ships, the Golden Bay community will again receive an economic boost with passengers taking trips to Farewell Spit, nature walks and a special function is planned in December. The upcoming schedule will have a cruise ship (Europa) in the area on Boxing Day. The region is renowned internationally as a premium tourist destination, and attracting more cruise ships has been a high priority, to ensure we not only main- tain this position, but also build on it.'' The economic benefit of the cruise ship business cannot be underestimated, Lynda said. The flow on effect of the cruise ship visi- tor spend will go beyond the tourism operators. The increased revenue also sees them spend in their local communities.'' Ships confirmed for this summer include the Europa which will visit Golden Bay on December 26, the Seabourn Sojourn which will visit Nelson and Kaiteriteri on Febru- ary 4 and the Hanseatic which will visit Nelson and Kaiteriteri on February 28. The World, the only private residential community-at-sea, will visit Tasman for three days in April. IN BRIEF Wishart tourney The Golden Bay High School first XI football team recently competed in the Jim Wishhart tournament in Christchurch. Out of 14 teams the GBHS narrowly missed being top of their group on goal difference. The team would like to thank the community for their support in enabling them to travel to Christchurch and attend the games. In search of talent The quest for Tasman's talented youth starts in a month when the first heats of the search are unleashed in Motueka. Organiser Paul McConanchie said singers and dancers were welcome.''But this is a true talent show -- we want to see magicians, jugglers, musicians, comedians. If you have a talent, bring it. You never know what's out there, and it could just be the next big thing.'' Contestants can enter as a soloist, a duo or as a group. There is no minimum age, but contestants must be aged under 20 at the start of the first heat. The top three performances from each heat will be recorded and shared online for the online community to vote for TGT champion for 2013. The overall winner will walk away with the grand prize of $500 worth of Richmond Mall vouchers. Interested performers can pre-register online at jamonline.co.nz/tasmansgottalent. Recipes in season Henley School's Seasons of Nelson recipe book will be launched with food tasting, nibbles and wine at the school in early November. Tickets, which include recipe book, nibbles and wine, are on sale at the school's office and Richmond Mall.
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