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WednesdaySun The Blenheim Marlborough January 23, 2013 Sun Weather Today 15-26 Thursday 12-25 Friday 7-20 Saturday 10-26 Outlook for Today Fine. Gusty northwesterlies, easing. your pharmacy... Ask Amcal first OPEN 7 DAYS 9Am-6Pm Springlands Pharmacy 131 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim Phone: 03 578 2271 call us on: 5777 868 Maritime magic Story and photos by Annabelle Latz The Picton Maritime Festival was once again a great success. “It was just great, it was really, really good, said chairperson of the festival Beryl Bowers. She started the festival in 2005. “Just seeing all the volunteers come in on the day, they just pull in in their own way, that’s really cool to see.” There was plenty going on to keep the 60007000 spectators, participants and volunteers busy. The raft race was a highlight, and moving it to Shelly Beach from the planned Picton foreshore was not an issue. Features of singing pirates, bouncy castles and stalls, a visiting cruise ship in the harbour and many stalls was completed by a fireworks display after dark. The non-profit event raises money for local groups. “It’s really fabulous when you come out the other end and say it was great,” said Beryl. See page 14 for more photos of the Picton Maritime Festival. Kane Pook, 6, Kaleb Pook, 7, Troy Marshall, 7, take front spot for the performance by Fungel Finnegan and Captain Festus McBone. s t w n e e n rtm a p a Opening sOOn Retirement Lifestyle second to none: that is what is on offer at Springlands Retirement Village giving the ultimate in retirement living. Springlands Lifestyle Village achieves an outstanding level of supurb facilities, beautiful buildings and surroundings, quality and caring staff with a great location. Phone 03 577 5208 Email: 5 Battys Road, Blenheim Springlands Lifestyle Village is the pre-eminent option for retirement living in MARLBOROUGH.

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