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  • Wednesday 18 February 2015

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    The demand for land in Richmond re-mains high with a large number of house and land packages already sold in a new 53 lot subdivision located off Wensley Rd.Construction is underway on Langdale Grove, a former berry farm, owned by Home Living Solutions, a syndicate made up of four local businessmen. Graham Vercoe of G.J. Gardner Homes Nelson-Tasman, Simon Collett of Jennian Homes

    Nelson and Milestone Homes Nelson Bays, Gary of Donaldson Civil and Andrew Spit-tal, of Ching Contracting Ltd have joined together for this project.As builders we are in control of the sub-division, so we can meet the demands and requests from our clients and we are able to manage the entire process from consent to planning and construction, making it easier for new home owners, says Gra-ham, director of Home Living Solutions.The subdivision is offering a new concept

    with mixed-sized house and land pack-ages to suit different lifestyles with stage one consisting of 30 lots and stage two of 23 lots. Working exclusively with build-ing companies, Milestone Homes, Jenn-ian Homes and GJ Gardner Homes, fixed packages ranging in price from $480,000 to $600,000 are available.Graham says the plan to offer mixed-sized houses and sections was decided upon

    Construction has started on four show-homes within the new Langdale Grove subdivision off Wensley Rd, Richmond. Photo: Monique Bergman. SEE PAGE 2

    DOVEDALE AFFAIR: Hav-ing fun on the big red trac-tor at the Dovedale Country Affair last Sunday, Boella, left, and Evie Cairney. For full story, turn to page 15. Photo: Monique Bergman.

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  • The Cricket World Cup has ar-rived in Nelson and locals are embracing it wholeheartedly.The first ever ICC Cricket World Cup game to be played in Nelson went off without a hitch yesterday at Saxton Oval.A capacity crowd got right in the spirit with plenty of Irish and West Indies support seen on the embankment.Nelson Cricket Association chairman, Dave Leonard, says it was a perfect day for the big game. Its pretty amazing. The ground looks unbelievable and Im sure it looked great on TV, which is good for Nelson.Dave says he was playing first class cricket for Central Dis-tricts when the 1992 world Cup was held in New Zealand and Australia and the thought that it would come to Nelson one day was quite unbeliev-able.It goes to show all the hard

    work from so many people. I hope theres a lot of people feeling pretty proud today of the input theyve had in getting these games here.Saxton Oval will play host to two more world cup games

    over the next few weeks. Zim-babwe verses the United Arab Emirates this Thursday, Febru-ary 19, and Bangladesh verses Scotland on March 5. For tickets call 0508 292 2015 or see cricketworldcup.com

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    after feedback gained from clients over the past three years.Some people are retired and want-ing to down size and only require one garage and others want larger family-sized homes with more land, says Graham. Tasman District Council has given approval to build four new show-homes in the subdivision and construction has now started on the two GJ Gardner Homes, one

    Milestone Home and one Jennian Home. Stage one of the subdivi-sion, is nearing completion with the road being sealed this week, how-ever building on these lots will not start until around April, when titles come through. Stage two building will commence once stage one has been completed.Four building gangs and multiple contractors are currently on site with an increase of workers expect-ed when stage one building com-mences.

    Work starts on new subdivision

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    Nelson turns out for world cup cricket

    Jude Richmond, left and Luke, centre, and Damon Zillwood wait to get some auto-graphs. Photo: Evan Barnes/Shuttersport.co.nz

    Susan Gill, Richmond.

    I hope so, it will be a contest between us and Aussie and we will be there to support them.

    Rob Myers, Brightwater.

    Yes, the team this time around seems to have a positive aura and great leadership.

    Anne Kroening, Richmond.

    I sure hope they do win, but they have some stiff competi-tion to beat.

    Kevin Best, Richmond.

    Yes I hope so, they have the right guys in the team this time to do it.

    The Black Caps made a great start to the Cricket World Cup by beating Sri Lanka last weekend. Do you think they can go all the way?

  • A fine day, good marketing and getting the recipe right com-bined to make Sundays Bright-water Wine and Food Festival a success with a big crowd en-joying the best of the regions wine, beer, food and music at Middle-Earth Vineyard.The Rotary Club of Richmonds fundraising event made a suc-cessful return to the social cal-endar last year when about 3500 people attended after it had been put on hold in 2013. It was even better this year with over 4000 people enjoying the festivities and raising at least $30,000 for the community.Weve got over 4000 people which is well past the 3500 we had last year, Rotarys Pete Glue says. Wed pre-sold 1300 tickets, which was up on the 850 we pre-sold last year, so we thought if we had a good day wed get a good crowd.We didnt want any rain but we didnt want it to be 28 de-grees either so we were lucky it was just right. We also got our marketing right and the recipe right and, of course, we have this great venue.We havent had time to work out how much the festival made but it would more than the $29,800 we made last year - it would be at least $30,000.

    Pete says the all the wineries, breweries and food stalls were busy as were the waterboys and girls from Knapps Law-yers who were dispensing cool drinking water. It was also a big day out for the estimated 50 volunteers from Wanderers Sports Club, Rich-mond Volunteer Fire Brigade, Brightwater Rural Fire Brigade, St John, Brightwater School, Hype-GS and Nelson Marine Rescue who helped Rotary run the festival smoothly.Pete says the proceeds from the festival will be donated to all of those volunteer groups as well as to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

    Our volunteers did a great job and well be helping the people who helped us.Nelson police Acting Senior Sergeant Mike Wardle says the festival goers were well behaved and jovial and there were no problems. He says po-lice stopped 550 vehicles leav-ing the festival and only issued one infringement notice for a driver with blood alcohol of 296mg, 46 over the new limit.Thats an outstanding result, Mike says. People are really taking on board the new limit which is pleasing - they know the limit is low and the chances of being caught drink driving are high.

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    Vaughan Scott, Megan Newport, Amy Thomson and Rhys Cop-land, rear, at the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival on Sun-day. Photo: Simon Bloomberg.

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