37 days ago

Importance of MMR vaccine to protect vulnerable brought home

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson man was pretty happy to avoid vaccinations at school but as an adult, he's learned the merits of being immunised and the reasons why it's so important.

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8 days ago

Movies in Mapua

Reinhard from Mapua

Another funny and entertaining movie will be screened at the Packhouse Cinema in the Mapua Community Hall coming Sunday, April 11th.

Saving Grace

Charming doesn't begin to describe "Saving Grace;" it's absolutely irresistible! Anyone who ventures into this movie will leave with their spirits soaring high.

Grace Trevethyn (Brenda Blethyn) has just lost her husband, but her problems are about to get a whole lot worse. Her dearly departed has left her with no money and outstanding debts. Faced with losing everything she owns she needs to find a way to get a lot of cash...fast! She gets a brain wave when her gardener, Matthew (Craig Ferguson) asks the town-famous horticulturist to give him advice on a plant he is secretly growing. Grace realizes that his plant is actually marijuana, so they decide to use her gardening skills to grow a heap of top-quality weed, and sell it to pay off her outstanding debts.

The most notable quality about "Saving Grace" is its likability. Every character is extremely sympathetic, and, save for the first 20 or so minutes, the film is non-stop good cheer. We all want everyone to have a happy ending, even if it sometimes means turning a blind eye to some slightly illegal activities.

Brenda Blethyn is one of Britain's finest actresses, and here is why. She turns what could have been a caricature into a fully living and breathing individual. She's a nice lady, but she's not stupid. Craig Ferguson is equally amiable as Matthew. He's a deadbeat loser, but he's so likeable that it doesn't matter either.

Saving Grace is a thoroughly likeable and always amusing movie. While this movie is not an out and out comedy, it does boast two or three scenes that are nothing short of hysterical. Go and see it on a day you are feeling down and it is sure to cheer you up.

The movie starts at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:15. Bring your own chair, nibbles and drinks and enjoy a drink or a snack at the Sprig and Fern opposite the hall.

13 hours ago

Fireworks Saturday night

Bruce from Richmond

Hello does anyone know who was putting on the big fireworks display around Saxton area of Stoke last night about 9.15pm?

6 hours ago

Looking for Board in Blenheim

Doug from Blenheim

I have one bedroom available share rest of house.
Cheap rent for right person in return for helping with the household chores etc
Prefer a none smoker older age female looking for board in Blenheim
Any inquiries or more info ph 035788046 or email db.cunniffe@gmail.com