Enner Glynn, Nelson

10 days ago

Nayland primary top

Janice from Stoke

Good used condition with no holes or stains. Slight pull in fabric as shown in photo.

Price: $10

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12 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."

11 days ago

IPhone 7 or 8 needed

Alice from Stoke

My daughter is looking to buy an iPhone 7 or 8 in reasonable condition. She is a student and has a limited budget.

12 days ago

Dehydrator wanted please

Marilyn from The Brook

Could exchange for artwork or $

11 days ago
12 days ago

2020 Art Calendars a few left reduced to $20

Marilyn from The Brook

Still a few available!!!!!! Locally produced (painted and printed) art calendars. They are full of my colourful paintings one per month on good quality paper A4 portrait format. Just enough space to write appointments on each day. Wire bound with hanging loop. I also have colourful greeting cards … View moreStill a few available!!!!!! Locally produced (painted and printed) art calendars. They are full of my colourful paintings one per month on good quality paper A4 portrait format. Just enough space to write appointments on each day. Wire bound with hanging loop. I also have colourful greeting cards (some with local scenes) for $5 if you visit my gallery (only outlet) at 221 Brook St (call first) 03 548 9400 and mention Neighbourly. The calendars were $23each now $20 and I can post to you or your friends and family in NZ for $7 extra.

Price: $20

16 days ago

What's your view on wet wipes?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Kiwis may be more aware of reducing waste, but wet wipes are growing in popularity and being disposed of down the toilet instead of in the bin. Fresh Choice Nelson has erected a sign to remind 'wipes clog pipes'.Do you use them? If so, how do you dispose of them?

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12 days ago

Informal Bible Reading Group, All welcome... Fre,

Johny from Stoke

We welcome you to come along and participate in a informal bible readings class, to be held every week on Sunday afternoon at the Tahuna Community Hub, on Muritai St ..... 3pm - 4pm.


If you love reading the word, find it difficult to understand, or are tired of reading it by yourself, come … View more
We welcome you to come along and participate in a informal bible readings class, to be held every week on Sunday afternoon at the Tahuna Community Hub, on Muritai St ..... 3pm - 4pm.


If you love reading the word, find it difficult to understand, or are tired of reading it by yourself, come along and join us.

We are starting the year off with the gospel of Matthew cpt 1, following the discussion light refreshments will be served.


This activity is sponsored by the Christadelphians.

Where the bible is our guide.

12 days ago

iPhone 7 or 8 needed

Alice from Stoke

My daughter is looking to buy an iPhone 7 or 8 in reasonable condition. She is a student and has a limited budget.

12 days ago

CAN ANYONE HELP WITH A REASONABLY OR FREE SET OF DRAWERS??

Teena from Maitai

HI ALL I AM HELPING A LOVELY NEW COUPLE RECENTLY IMMIGRATED TO SET UP THEIR FIRST HOME IN THE HOPE OF EVENTUALLY BRINGING THEIR CHILDREN TO NZ TO JOIN THEM. THEY DESPERATELY NEED A LARGE SET OF DRAWERS/SCOTCH CHEST TO PUT ALL THEIR CLOTHES IN. IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS FOR … View moreHI ALL I AM HELPING A LOVELY NEW COUPLE RECENTLY IMMIGRATED TO SET UP THEIR FIRST HOME IN THE HOPE OF EVENTUALLY BRINGING THEIR CHILDREN TO NZ TO JOIN THEM. THEY DESPERATELY NEED A LARGE SET OF DRAWERS/SCOTCH CHEST TO PUT ALL THEIR CLOTHES IN. IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS FOR READING & ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE.

Free

12 days ago

Fire season restrictions across most of New Zealand

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The nationwide fire risk has skyrocketed after a long dry spell, even in parts of the country not used to extreme fire danger.

To read more, click here.

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12 days ago

A box of sharp blades and handles

Tony from Brightwater

I don't know what these are for but they look specialised for for some serious cutting.
The box lid is cracked.

Price: $10

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13 days ago

What's On: Fundraising Pizza nights-Club Italia

Daniela from Enner Glynn

Enjoy a lovely Friday out with authentic italian pizza. 14th -21st - 28th of February and 6th of March. Contact Daniela for more info 021554619
Fundraising Pizza nights-Club Italia
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