Tahunanui, Nelson

21 days ago

Is the coronavirus threat stopping you using your keep cup?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Coronavirus threat has seen McDonalds McCafes and some coffee bars around the country ban the use of personal cups but is it really warranted?
Have you changed any of your regular routine due to the outbreak? Are you worried about using your keep cup, or even diners utensils and plates? Let us … View more
Coronavirus threat has seen McDonalds McCafes and some coffee bars around the country ban the use of personal cups but is it really warranted?
Have you changed any of your regular routine due to the outbreak? Are you worried about using your keep cup, or even diners utensils and plates? Let us know below.

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21 days ago

COVID-19: Everything you touch, touches you.

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

We are exposed to many viruses at any one time but there are two simple actions we can all do to help prevent us from catching or spreading viruses: thorough and frequent hand washing and drying, and sneeze and cough cover. #COVID19

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21 days ago

International Orchard Tractor with Forks

Bruce from Upper Moutere

International 474 Orchard Tractor with hydraulic fork lift at front for lifting Apple Boxes. Will only lift and carry, will not go high enough to stack or load out trucks.
I am selling my property and originally inherited this tractor when I first bought the property a number of years ago. It is … View more
International 474 Orchard Tractor with hydraulic fork lift at front for lifting Apple Boxes. Will only lift and carry, will not go high enough to stack or load out trucks.
I am selling my property and originally inherited this tractor when I first bought the property a number of years ago. It is running but needs a little bit of TLC. Brakes need bleeding
Gear lever needs to be freed up
In the longer term, the fuel tank could do with a clean out.
However, it always starts and runs, hydraulics and PTO operational, tyres all good
In better condition than it looks
Approx 1972-1974, hours unknown
Engine 62 HP
PTO 49 HP

Price: $1,500

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49 days ago

Fair use of public land versus the 'partnership' model the Nelson City Council uses and the Brook Valley Community Group.

Helen from The Brook

I started to notice Nelson City Councils bully tactics in 2012 when the council and its ‘partners’ decided to single handedly change my Brook Valley neighbourhood by introducing mountain biking and support illegal use of roads and footpaths by bikers and their cars by not providing adequate … View moreI started to notice Nelson City Councils bully tactics in 2012 when the council and its ‘partners’ decided to single handedly change my Brook Valley neighbourhood by introducing mountain biking and support illegal use of roads and footpaths by bikers and their cars by not providing adequate parking. Older people stopped using the footpaths as they did not feel safe, one man ran over a child twice while slowly driving out from his driveway. The child was racing down the footpath on his bike and people who felt unsafe with the ‘new’ Brook Valley started to move away. The parking issues around Codgers were partly rectified in 2019 by taking a lovely green area and make it into parking lot.

The council also decided to lease the former Waterworks reserve to the Brook Waimarama Trust and allowed for the building of a predator preventative fence on unstable ground despite local and geotechnical people voiced valid concerns. The NCC and the Brook Trust took a gamble, and it failed. Despite big slips 26.5 tonnes of brodifacoum baits were dropped despite the knowledge how destructive this is to the environment as a whole. Four Tuatara died by eating cockroaches that had eaten rat poison and subsequently were poisoned while being in the care of Naturland Zoo.

As for the Brook Motorcamp, the council basically wanted it gone and have over the years done what they can to run it down and make it uneconomical. There’s been several pieces written about this in the Nelson Mail. The bottomline now there’s a fence destabilising the hillsides leaving huge scars which will take many decades, if ever due to the type of rock for any growth to hold it together again.

The Brook Valley Community Group was formed when the council were busy nurturing partnerships with chosen groups with business interests, and other user groups and Brook residents were excluded from public land and public consultation. This is a model that erode democracy. Today we tried to get an appointment to speak to ALL councillors during the public forum 10 minute slot as we want them to learn something from the expensive Brook debacle. Despite that there were no other speakers there, our lawyer were denied to speak for the BVCG. Instead we were offered to talk to a sub-committee next week. Over the last 8 years it has been very clear that most councillors don't understand the full picture and someone has successfully managed to stop the information sharing. Does not make for a smart little city. Sadly the same stupidity that we have experienced can happen in your neighbourhood if the council doesn't learn from its mistakes.

Included is part of a presentation lawyer Sue Grey were going to present to the councillors today.

"PUBLIC SUBMISSION TO NELSON CITY COUNCIL FOR COUNCIL HEARING 13 Feb 2020
MORATORIUM ON RELEASE TO 10am Thursday 13 February
By Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc, RSHDipPHI for Brook Valley Community Group inc

I appear to raise council’s awareness about conflict between its obligation under the Local Government Act. The council has statutory duties to promote community well-being and engage with communities. Its recent actions in choosing to try to terminate a community group which has a long history of representing community interests in one of the lower socio economic parts of Nelson- the Brook Valley Community Group – are in conflict with these duties.
The BVCG has a long history of constructive and responsible advocacy for the Brook community. A schedule is attached
BCVG’s represents the views of local and often elderly citizens who would not otherwise be heard. That is why hearing its views is so important.
BVCG raised ongoing concerns about the reclassification, privatisation, fencing, locking, poisoning, ongoing subsidisation with substantial public funds1 and now charging for access2 to the former Nelson water reservoir known as the Brook sanctuary.
The Brook Sanctuary has been a massive white elephant that has blocked free community access to a once much loved public reserve, divided the community, reduced its former role in education and undermined democracy and community engagement.
The community raised legitimate concerns- many of which have been proven correct- including the instability of the land for a predator proof fence, the undermining and long term disruption of the historic Dunn Mountain Trial, the inevitable poisoning of native species such as ruru and weka and secondary bykill from the brodifacoum poison (which simultaneously killed 4 tuatara at Natureland)3 and the lack of financial viability of the project despite the peppercorn rental for the public land and multi-million dollar and considerable injections of ratepayer and other public funds.

The community challenged some of the decisions through the courts, to the highest level. The court recognised the importance of access to justice despite the community’s disclosed lack of funds, reducing security for costs4 and waiving court fees.
Now council staff seek to liquidate Brook Valley and close down its voice.

I’m here to ask for two things:
1. A transparent inquiry and report on what the Nelson Council has learned from the Brook Sanctuary project and what actions will be taken in future to better protect the public access to public land, its use of ratepayer funds and its engagement with affected persons who have legitimate concerns;

2. An agreement that consultation, community engagement and community wellbeing must take priority over the discretionary debt collecting functions of the council- with the council walking the walk and withdrawing its action seeking to wind up the BVCG."

24 days ago

Gardener

Tony from Richmond

Hi I am needing some help in a small garden. Tony

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21 days ago

Lovely 2 bedroom unit for sale in Mata Close Tahunanui

Mike from Tahunanui

An excellent investment opportunity! This is one of the lovely 2 bedroom freehold units in the development of Mata Close built in 2004. Instead of buying a rest home unit, buy here and enjoy a great investment. The cul de sac is quiet with a lovely community and an Abbeyfield retirement house down … View moreAn excellent investment opportunity! This is one of the lovely 2 bedroom freehold units in the development of Mata Close built in 2004. Instead of buying a rest home unit, buy here and enjoy a great investment. The cul de sac is quiet with a lovely community and an Abbeyfield retirement house down one end. This unit has wheelchair access, has an shower for mobility acccess, well insulated, sunny, very well appointed modern house with a heat pump ,mains pressure hotwater and internet fibre. The garden is private and secluded, it is securely fenced. and just the right size for easy care.
Although it is a private sale, you shouldnt be worried. My wife and I are very easy to deal with as you will find out if you attend one of our open homes. Many thanks for the interest shown. so far. The next open home is today Thursday 12 March at 5:00 to 6:30.
Also just feel free to call and have a chat and have a private viewing. Ph: 0276145944. Thanks Mike

Negotiable

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21 days ago

Bathroom Handbasin

Amanda&Pete from Stoke

New Handbasin brought in Dec 2019.
Plumbing holes were cut out in wrong place so could not use.
One of the photos shows our new one with silver handles which the basin I'm selling also has.
Depth 1ft 18.5" Width 2 ft Height 2 ft 34"
Open to offers

Negotiable

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21 days ago

Nelson Rugby Club shorts and socks

Milly from Enner Glynn

Size 6 shorts and size XS socks in excellent second hand condition. Only worn a couple of times by a reluctant wee player, crossed out name written in shorts in vivid

Price: $15

22 days ago

Queen Size Bed For Sale

Paul from Tahunanui

Mattress and Base with Legs. Sleepyhead. Stardust Torquezone 400 Mattress. Good used clean condition.

Price: $65

22 days ago

THE BIG ONE!!

Rob's Furniture Warehouse

End of Financial Year Stocktake Clearance Sale
Don't miss this one
Rob needs to clear stock....Rob needs cash.
Starts 12th March

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22 days ago

COVID-19: Spread by droplets

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

COVID-19 is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.
Droplet-spread diseases can be spread by … View more
COVID-19 is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.
Droplet-spread diseases can be spread by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact and contact with an object or surface with viral particles on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. #COVID19

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22 days ago

RIMU DROP-LEAF TABLE

Pam from Richmond

RIMU DROP-LEAF TABLE
Open: 91 x 131 (36 inches x 52 inches)
Closed: 91 x 64 (36 inches x 25 inches)

Can open one side or both

Hillplough Heights, Richmond. Call Pam for directions on 5444005

$80

Price: $80

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