Tasman Leader : September 26th 2013
6 THE TASMAN LEADER, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 NEWS "MY KIDS DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME DYING -- THEY JUST ENCOURAGE ME TO LIVE" Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited To find out more, or get a quote and to purchase a Funeral Plan. www.cignafuneralplan.co.nz 0800 996 027 CALL NOW And if you sign up now, you'll get 10% off your first year's premiums. * e 55 ye l , - k e le t $5,000 e le el. W a a a n a s m ay. B t nt t n, w p tty s y t b tt t n s t t nk ab t. w ma tak n a y am y an y n a asy. W t a C na F n a P an, y s y , p t $15000 an y b tw n 55 an 85, y app a s a ant , w t n t sts m a st ns. It s asy t a t p m ms sta t m st 65 nts p ay*, an y an a an n st a w m n t s t n n t p n . An y pa tn s ns p t , y b t t an t a 20% s nt. A nta at s mm at y w t at by nat a a s s a t 24 m nt s. W n t t m m s, y s n b n a y w s a y t as paym nt w t n 48 s. C na a b n p t t n N w Z a an s 90 y a s. mak s t at y , an t p p y a ab t, a n ss t n t w y ab t. Water sport holiday operation expands Barge base: Kayaks and holiday makers at Appletree Bay. Photo: MARION VAN DIJK By HELEN MURDOCH Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle will be mooring a barge off Anchorage to use as a base for its kayak and paddleboard operation this summer. The company, which already offers kayak hire among its tour- ist services, signed the purchase of Kaiteriteri Kayaks and Kaiteriteri Kayak Paddleboarding last week. It will take over the business from October 1. ATSS owner Keith Knapp said included in the purchase was a concession to launch kayaks and paddleboards from a barge moored in the park. The company will use a barge it built last year for a different pur- pose to house 40 kayaks and pad- dleboards. It will be moored off Anchorage over summer to act as a storage base. The move will save time and fuel and the need to carry as many kayaks and boards into the park on the top of boats, he said. In winter the kayak barge, along with another ATSS barge, will be used for contract cartage work around the coast. Keith said ATSS would run the kayak and paddle board business off Kaiteriteri Beach year-round to cater for the increasing flow of international tourists, particu- larly during winter. We are looking to extend the season into winter -- a lot of over- seas visitors are coming to New Zealand over their summer months because that is when they get time off. ATSS s expansion meant the company would employ about 25 staff in peak summer and possibly up to four during winter, depend- ing on kayak demand, he said. The purchase has further widened its range of experiences travellers could choose from -- including water taxis, indepen- dent kayak hire, guided kayak trips, guided walks and padd- leboard hire. Buying the paddleboard com- pany also meant it stayed in local hands, Keith said. Loud and clear: Milnes Beatson staff, from left, Mary Wilson, Grant Inglis, Jesse Henricksen, Judy Lamberts, Melissa Allen and John Murphy, are dressed for Friday's Loud Shirt Day. Photo: HELEN MURDOCH Shirts aid deaf children A contingent of Motueka s profes- sionals wore colourful shirts on Friday to support Loud Shirt Day -- the fundraiser for Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme. Funds raised nationally help deaf children all over New Zea- land learn to listen and to talk like their hearing friends. Organiser Mary Wilson said Loud Shirt Day had been an annual celebration in her previous job and she wanted to continue the tradition. In addition she had always had a fear of going deaf and she sup- ported the charity because it was for young children. Colleague Judy Lamberts said it was good to support a charity for children which flew under the radar and was not well known. Mary said Milnes Beatson also challenged staff in the town s two other accounting firms and local law offices to don colourful attire for the day. Their efforts, and the sale of cupcakes, raised $160.
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