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Property News: 14 September 2015

Anonymous Benefactors Help East Street Find New Home

The call for help from Nelson’s popular vegetarian cafe East Street has been answered. Come summer, thanks to some ‘‘helpful’’ Nelsonians, the cafe underneath the INNBetween Lodge and Backpackers will be at a new premise on Church St central Nelson, with twice as much space.

After reading about Arn and Radbourne, a couple, who wish to remain anonymous, got in touch.

They told Arn and Radbourne the day they read about them, they had some money freed up and wanted to help them move.

They offered the pair an interest free loan that help them set up in the new premise, which is the old Bar Berlin building.

The new location was double the size of the old one, with a loft space and outdoor area.

With Kush Coffee opposite, and Nicola’s Cantina next door, Arn and Radbourne were excited about creating a new community with their neighbours, and about how much space they would have to work with.

(The Nelson Mail, Monday, September 7, 2015)

Volunteers Give Red Cross Shop New Lease Of Life

Volunteers have pitched in to give the relocated Red Cross Shop in Stoke a fresh start.

The shop was formerly located on Parkers Rd in Tahunanui, but when the organisation required extra office space Red Cross Shop co-ordinator Sandy Hodgson sought a new site for the store.

Getting the new store up and running was not easy – the Stoke building was formerly the home of printing business the Copypress and required plenty of interior work. A team of volunteers have spent the last few months sprucing up the space.

(The Nelson Mail, Monday, September 7, 2015)

New Airport Terminal For Nelson

Nelson Airport has confirmed it will build a new airport terminal on its existing site.

The Board of Nelson Airport announced on Monday it would build a new terminal, rather than improve the existing building, to meet the future needs of the region.

Nelson Airport chief executive Rob Evans said the decision to rebuild was the most feasible option in terms of costs, project time and inconvenience for airport users.

He said a rebuild was needed to keep up with an ‘‘extraordinary’’ growth in passengers at the terminal over the next two years. Evans estimated by the end of 2017 there would be more than 1 million passengers with over 300 flights per week at the airport.

(The Nelson Mail, Tuesday, September 8, 2015)

Red Cross Decision To Move ‘Insulting’

Nelson Bays Community Law Service manager Peter Riley says Red Cross needs to find it’s ‘‘moral compass’’ and reverse its decision to move all its services to a hard-to reach industrial area of Nelson.

Last week, the Red Cross met with concerned community groups and former refugees about its plans to move its refugee services out to Parkers Rd in Tahunanui.

The refugee resettlement programme had been running from its Bridge St location since 2007.
Red Cross planned to move the operation to Parkers Rd at the end of this year, or earlier next year, in the interest of cost-effectiveness.

(The Nelson Mail, Wednesday, September 9, 2015)

Plans For New Toilet Could Be Flushed

The potential $390,000 upgrade of the Millers Acre public toilet block has been put on hold while the council figures out if it is actually required.

Nelson City Council had put aside $32,205 to carry out design work this financial year and $359,135 for construction the following year in its long term, but at Thursday’s works and infrastructure committee meeting councillors decided more monitoring was needed before funds were committed.

The number of people using the toilets will be monitored over the summer and a electronic counter might be installed at the cost of around $2000, a report to the committee says.

(The Nelson Mail, Friday, September 11, 2015)

Thought For The Week 

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson