Home' Special Publications : Nelson Newspaper 150 Years Contents THE NELSON MAIL Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 27
ones as if
Shone & Shirley was Nelson’s first
funeral home, established in 1862.
Thomas Shone Senior began his
business in 1862 as a cabinetmaker,
upholsterer and undertaker in Bridge
Street. At the time it was common for
cabinetmakers - who were the main
suppliers of coffins - to branch into
other funeral related business.
1890 - 1900
On his death in 1890 his two sons,
both cabinetmakers, carried on the
family business. About 1900 Alfred
relocated the business to a site in
1922 - 1969
The business was sold in 1922 to John
Bredbury and then to P S Campen in
1936. Shone & Co., as it was known,
then bought out the Richmond based
funeral operations of W E Wilkes Ltd.
1970 - 2005
Ted Shirley acquired Shone & Co
in 1970, adding his family name
to the business. Ted’s sons then
operated Shone & Shirley Ltd as a
family business until 2000, when the
MacDonald family purchased the
2005 - 2011
In May 2005 the business was sold
to Craig and Tracey Hames and Ian
and Suzanne Bell of Christchurch
Bell, Lamb & Trotter Funeral directors
In July 2011 the business was
relocated to a new purpose built
funeral home in Tahunanui, which was
developed by Bev and Gary Boucher
who later in 2012 also purchased the
business of Shone & Shirley Funeral
At Shone & Shirley, our staff are passionate
about their work and go above and beyond the
call of duty to make sure the funeral arrangement
process is delivered with care and understanding.
Our staff include qualified FDANZ (Funeral
Directors Association of N.Z .) funeral directors
and embalmers who are members of the NZ
Embalmers Association. Only people with a
genuine sense of calling to their work are offered
the privilege of joining our team.
Staff members treat your loved one with utmost
respect and dignity as we would expect a level of
care offered to our own family members. Roles
are taken very seriously with a sense of honour
and pride. Without any doubt we consider our
mortuary care service to be the best there is.
Our dedication in this area of service means
that you can be comforted and assured that
your loved one will be cared for in only the
best possible way by a caring and considerate
member of staff. You are welcome to meet our
staff and inspect our premises at any time. Simply
call us on 03 546 5700 to make an appointment.
SHONE & SHIRLEY
164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson | Ph 03 546 5700
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.shoneandshirley.com
The Team – Dylyn, Carl, Bev,
Nicola & Bev Boucher
164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
Collingwood Street 1906
T Shone &
Co - Collingwood
Street circa 1900
The heart and soul of our business
The Nelson Mail wouldn’t be
anything without the people who
invest so much work to get the
news out to our readers - both
online and the printed word.
❚ Continued page 28
Mail in 1961 as
operator and a
and left the
after 52 years.
eople and stories make up
a newspaper. They are its
heart and soul. Sometimes
they intertwine so tightly
it can be hard to say which is the
heart and which the soul. Such is
the case with the Nelson Mail.
The people are the workers
and the readers. Workers include
advertising staff, clerical staff,
printing staff, circulation staff,
editorial staff, research staff,
maintenance staff and
Many of these people catch a
fascination with the industry that
holds them in their jobs for more
years than they ever intended.
The Mail is delivered to home
subscribers and retailers from
about midday, six days a week,
across the whole Nelson region.
Subscription prices vary
according to several payment
plans with the best deal being
$328.00 for a whole year’s
In mid-2015 casual sales were
priced at $1.50 on weekdays and
$1.80 on Saturdays.
That’s a long way from Robert
Lucas’ ‘‘penny paper’’ but it is
good value and, besides, what
products have not risen in similar
fashion over the last 150 years?
The paper is read by a cross
section of the Nelson community:
tour guides at Takaka, apple
growers at Moutere, vehicle
dealers at Richmond, mechanics
at Murchison, shop assistants at
St Arnaud, bankers at Nelson,
medical staff at Wakefield,
moteliers at Stoke, teachers at Rai
Valley, pensioners at Mapua.
Stories flow through The Mail.
They arrive rough, sketchy,
incomplete. They leave a few
hours later, polished, arranged,
laid out neatly on newsprint and
digital screens and accompanied
by pictures and graphics.
People and stories come
together in a winning way when
reporters focus on people and
write about them. Then stories
become people, and people
The Nelson Mail has its own
people and its own stories. One
such is the durable George
Few people can reflect on 58
years in the same industry – 52 of
them with the same company.
McKenzie could. His story is one
Personal ser vice for new
jeweller y, repairs and
Clocks and watches
stocked and repaired.
Shop open since 1854
Oldest working shop in
29 Bridge Street, Nelson | Phone: 548 8754
email@example.com | www.ianwillsjewellers co.nz
Links Archive Holiday Guide 2016 Navigation Previous Page Next Page