46 days ago

Former Hospice chaplain, celebrant and counselor Tony Barnett remembered

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

For years, people sought comfort and reassurance from Tony Barnett in tough times.

Often specifically thanked in newspaper memoriam notices for helping a family come to terms with their loss, this week the memoriam was in his honour – “The big heart that gave so much to so many, failed.”

Barnett died suddenly in the Bay of Plenty on January 14, aged 72.

A celebration of his life will be held at Annesbrook Church, 40 Saxton Road West, Stoke, Nelson on Friday 29th January at 2pm.

Did Tony play a part in your life or officiate at a special occasion?

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19 days ago

Rental needed for 7 months - can you HELP?

Vanessa from Todds Valley

HELP Required...
Property owners in Auckland are looking to come down to Atawahi, Wood Area, the Glen or nearby - they need a 1 bedroom or more furnished rental for 7months with a kitchen - they have excellent references
They are in their 60's and want to support their son's family with child care (He lives in the wood).

The time frame would be mid to end of April to the 2nd week of December - they are a little flexible. They can pay up to $525 per week.

PM me or let me know below if you know of anything?

Many THANKS

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3 hours ago

Does a new library on the Maitai River rule out managed retreat?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson City Council's backing for a plan to build a $44 million library in the riverside precinct, next door to the current library, could see council paying "hundreds of millions of dollars" to defend areas vulnerable to flooding across the city, climate campaigners fear. The council could face legal challenges if it put public infrastructure on a site at risk from sea level rise and river flooding, and chose not to protect people's assets across the rest of the city, they say. Should council hold off on the decision until community engagement on how to adapt to flood risks citywide is completed, and the Climate Change Adaptation Act is passed?

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4 hours ago

Summer Clearance 3 summer items for $5

The Team from Red Cross Shop Stoke

Our sale racks of summer tops, shorts, singlets, dresses, swimwear, shoes etc are now 3 items for $5. Some real bargains to be had for the last of the warm weather.

We also have several rails of new season items which we are putting out daily of those items we need for the cooler mornings and evenings...Merinos, cardies and jackets etc.

We look forward to seeing you instore soon.

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