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Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Ben Jarden has been smoking for about eight years, and says he will keep smoking, no matter what the packets look like. Yesterday Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announced the Government will introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Australia introduced the measure late last year. Ben said smokers were already addicted, so plain packaging would make no difference. He said the image of someone smoking has more impact than the packaging for people thinking of taking up the habit. “There would be a whole lot of illegal goings on, I can guarantee it,” said the 21 year-old from Picton, because stolen cigarettes would be harder to track down. Plain packaging could feature on shop shelves by next year sometime, with legislation being introduced by the end of the year, and policy work beginning immediately. Tobacco companies have already confirmed to legally challenge the decision. The Government’s aim is for New Zealand to be smokefree by 2025.

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Sea of pink causes a stir in Picton An sea of pink lobster krill have been washing around Picton marina for days. The accompanying photos were taken on Sunday. Picton’s EcoWorld Aquarium man-

ager Regan Russell said people had been coming into the aquarium from Wednesday last week saying they had seen the krill. “It caused a bit of a stir and not a lot

know what it is.” Mr Russell said the numbers of krill had dropped away from Monday and many had been washed up onto the shore. In summer months krill are known to

produce prodigious numbers in the seas around and south of New Zealand when their plankton food is plentiful. They are, in turn, an important food for squid, fish, seabirds and some whale species.

Ratepayers ‘shouldn’t pay’ Central government should make an independent social and economic impact report on the effect moving the ferry terminal would have on the businesses and community of Marlborough, says Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman Mr Sowman has written to the Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee, seeking an assurance that this analysis would be completed and included at an early stage of the Government’s decisionmaking process on the Clif-

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ford Bay proposal. “Marlborough’s ratepayers should not be carrying

the cost of the planning and research for a national project, nor should they be expected to fund a study into the impacts they will face as a consequence of this project,” said Mr Sowman. “If this goes ahead, there is a ver y big r isk t hat Marlborough – even the whole top of the south – will become a regional cul de sac.” Mr Sowman said feedback suggested Picton stood to lose about 200 port, rail and ferry related jobs and that

figure could double when all the related and associated employment in the retail, hospitality and accommodation sector is taken into account. “Some of this will be displacement – with jobs moving to Clifford Bay – but many of Picton’s tourism and retail jobs will be wiped out. “I’ve now sat through seven hours of public discussion on this issue; listening to the various viewpoints from different parts of the region. While this project would offer significant advantages

to the Seddon-Ward area, my fear is that it will, overall, disadvantage this region as a whole.” Mr Sowman said all were working with uncertainty because there was no accurate data and that created a cost in itself. “It’s the Government’s responsibility to ensure a full social and economic impact report is incorporated into the decision-making process well before final decisions are made and the consent process begins, “he said.

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Encouraging visitors to stay longer Chris Tobin A new collaborative venture between six Marlborough tourism companies to promote Blenheim and the region will be launched today. Peter Makin from the River Queen has got together with Driftwood Eco-Tours, the Molesworth Tour Company, Na Clachan Cottages and Wine Tours, the Marlborough Aero Club and Wine Tours By Bike to establish Blenheim One More Day. It aims to encourage tourists and visitors to Blenheim and Marlborough to stay an extra day and to enjoy six top activities that were available in the region. “We tried to get a representative spread and I think we’ve captured the various aspects within this area, “ Mr Makin said. “We’ve informed Destination Marlborough and Grow Marlborough.” Mr Makin said he had been instrumental several years ago in the establishment of the ‘Local Loop,’ a guide to some of the top attractions around Blenheim. This catered more for sightseeing. “With Blenheim One More Day I’ve put together a group of activities, rather than just seeing. “If we’re to get people to stay one more day we need to get the message


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A 63-year-old Marlborough man was killed when his car plunged more than 150 metres down a bank off a road in the rural Marlborough Sounds on Monday afternoon. The man was the sole occupant of the car which was travelling South East on the Te Towaka–Port Ligar Road shortly before 3pm when the accident happened. No other vehicles were involved. The man was thrown from his vehicle in the crash and was deceased at the scene. Police recovered his body and a serious crash investigation is under way to determine the cause of the crash. NAME SUPPRESSION LIFTED

Back , from left, Geoff and Lee Swift (Molesworth Tour Company), Nigel Hart (Wine Tours By Bike), Helen Redshaw (Na Clachan Cottages and Wine Tours), and Will Parsons (Driftwood Eco-Tours). In front, Kevin Wilkey (Marlborough Aero Club Stearman pilot), Nick Miln ( MAC scenic pilot) and Peter Makin (River Queen).

out there and also get local people to be proud of this.” Nigel Hart of Wine Tours By Bike thought it was a good idea. “So many people arrive in town and don’t realize the amount of

opportunities there are here.” Geoff Swift of the Molesworth Tour Company said too many people just drive through Blenheim. “We want to showcase what we

have here,” he said. Blenheim One More Day will be launched at a function on the River Queen at Riverside Park, Horton St, Blenheim, at 5pm today.

Blenheim country music singer moving to Aussie Chris Tobin Blenheim country music singer Matt McNeilly is packing his guitars and looking to kick start his professional career in the bigger league of Sydney and Australia. “I want to go further than what is here in New Zealand; there's more opportunity in Australia,” he said. McNeilly, a long-time member of the Blenheim

Country Club, is teaming up with his partner Amelia Richards, a Sydney resident, to form a duo. They performed together at the Tamworth Country Festival in January. “We had our launch with six shows in four days there which was successful and we've done three hour gigs at local pubs but we want to get to the big festivals. “Over there it's all about original material, not just how good you do the covers.” McNeilly started in country music as a four-year-old and it has appealed to him ever since. “It's music that I've always had a connection to because of the sto-

ries; the realism of the music makes more sense to me than any other genre.” By the age of eight he was leading the backing band at the local club as well as for bands at festivals around the South Island. “It was crazy to walk in with older musicans and tell them what to do.” A professional musican for 10 years, McNeilly has won numerous awards including the male vocal solo section of the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards in Gore last year. Also that year as a member of group State Highway One he took out the open group award and finished runner-up in the premier award, NZ Gold Guitar. Artists who impress him are Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Lyle Lovett. McNeilly will be the feature act in a Blenheim Country Club concert at Pollard Park next Sunday starting at 3pm. He will also be performing with Richards at the Havelock Hotel on Saturday evening. He leaves for Aust ra l ia on March 8.

A man charged with sexually assaulting a Blenheim woman earlier this month has been named. He is vineyard worker Don Jack, 25. Judge Susan Thomas ordered that name suppression for Jack lapse when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. Jack, from Vanuatu, was charged with sexually violating a woman and entering a house in Kinross St, central Blenheim, with intent to commit a crime on February 2. Judge Thomas remanded him in custody to reappear on March 11. DRIVER ESCAPES INJURY

Blenheim police have reported that at 4pm on Monday an elderly female driver drove her Mazda 121 in front of an on-coming car as she turned into the Ashwood Retirement Village on Middle Renwick Road in Springlands. Police said it appeared she had hit the accelerator instead of the brake and driven into one of the villas at the entrance to the village. Both the car and the unit were extensively damaged but the driver escaped injury. POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ON MISSING MAN

Christchurch police are seeking assistance from the public to help locate a missing man. Reginald Anthony Pitout, aged 26, has been missing from his home address in Richmond, Christchurch, since January 24. He is a South African with red/ brown hair, approximately 172 cm (5ft 8in) tall, of skinny build. He is possibly on the West Coast. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Paul Sullivan on (03) 3637949 or Christchurch police on (03) 3637400. Alternatively, to provide information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. CORRECTION

In last Friday’s edition of the Sun, the article on Blenheim real estate company owner and art collector Mark Stevenson was misspelt as Mark Stephenson. The Sun apologises for the error. Country boy: Matt McNeilly getting tuned up ready for a new life in Australia.



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Fingers crossed for Sammie Annabelle Latz Sammie McClung has always wanted to be an actress in Hollywood. Tomorrow she will find out if she is one step closer to achieving this. The 18 year-old former Marlborough Girls’ College student has made the final seven in a nationwide modeling competition with Specsavers. The Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition involved hundreds of bespectacled Kiwis uploading their images onto the Specsavers’ Facebook page. Last month she uploaded a photo she took of herself wearing her glasses in her bathroom at home. “When you wear glasses you feel more sophisticated and formal. It gives you a level of sophistication and style.”

Tomorrow Sammie will find out if she has made the final two spots, in which case she would fly to Sydney, and contest with the other New Zealand finalist against the two Australian finalists. Two weeks ago she was informed she had made the top seven. “I was really surprised, I didn’t expect it.” As a finalist, Sammie won two pairs of glasses from Specsavers, $500 cash and $500 to be donated to a charity of her choice. Sammie, who works part time as a preschool teacher, chose to donate to Plunket. “I really appreciate the fantastic information and support that Plunket provides young families. It is awesome to be able to support such a great

Quake rattles Seddon A 4.7 magnitude earthquake 30km south of Seddon at 1.01am on Monday morning made things rattle on the shelves, Seddon School princpial Tania Pringle said. “It was a strong shake; there was plenty of movement and it made the house creak.” She said the Seddon community were talking about it on

Monday and most of the pupils at her school had slept through it. For those who had been woken, there was nothing traumatic. “It was a jolt that was not too prolonged.” The quake had a focal depth of 14km. Residents in Blenheim and as far away as Nelson and Wellington reported feeling the earthquake.

charity in my prize.” The overall winner will take part in media work with Specsavers in Sydney, then carry on to Hollywood for five nights to sort a 12 month modeling contract with 62 Models & Talent, one of the countries most prominent modeling and talent agencies. Currently Sammie works part time at various preschools in Blenheim, part time at Hunter’s Wines in the cellar door, and part time at Dominos Pizza. Modelling is not brand new to her. Sammie features in the window at Wild South on Scott St, and in 2011 made the top 20 in New Zealand’s Next Top Model. “It was amazing, I would love to be an actress in Hollywood, it would be my dream.”

Sammie McClung is a finalist in the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, and finds out tomorrow if she heads to Sydney for the next round. Photo: Aynsley Carrick

Iwi liaison officer appointed Detective Sam Hedley has been appointed the police’s iwi liaison officer in Marlborough. Detective Hedley has been working in Blenheim CIB since October 2012 He grew up in Marlborough and has well established links with the Maori community in

the area. His career with NZ Police has included seven years in Wellington in both General Duties and Investigation. One of his goals is to become more engaged with young Maori and to foster greater cultural awareness among this group. Detective Hedley will be

actively involved in the implementation of the national police strategy The Turning of the Tide. The strategy is about modifying behaviour to reduce the number of offences and victims and to break the cycle of over-representation of Maori in police crime statistics.

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Twentieth anniversary of life-altering surgery Kat Duggan Twenty years ago next Wednesday (February 27), Renwick woman, Robyn Carter, received a cochlear implant which changed her life. The 51-year-old started losing her hearing as a child, and was completely deaf by the time she was 31, which meant her daughter had to be her ears for the first eight years of her life. Receiving the implant meant Ms Carter no longer needed the help of her daughter, and was able to hear things she had never heard before.

“The day after I was switched on I heard things like taps dripping... I've had so many accidents because I was deaf, leaving a tap on full, not hearing it and flooding the place, those things don't happen anymore cause I'm more aware, I can actually hear something and investigate.” Ms Carter said the operation gave her her independence back, and meant she was taken more seriously in her job as a computer analyst and programmer. “After the implant my confidence soared and I was promoted [to man-

ager], my salary doubled and my social life bloomed,” she said. Now retired, Ms Carter is a volunteer at Cochlear Awareness Network, and spends time raising awareness of the benefits of having a cochlear implant, which she says far outweigh the fear of having one put in. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of having her cochlear implant, Ms Carter was going to Auckland to meet with her daughter, who now lives in Amsterdam, she said they would probably go out for a quiet champagne somewhere.

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Skyhawks to fly in US Eight A-4K Skyhawks that were in storage at Woodbourne since 2001 will next month return to the air in formation over Florida in the United States. Draken International, which provides military training, last year bought the Skyhawks for $7.9 million as well as nine RNZAF Aermacchi trainers that were mothballed by Prime Minister Helen Clark in 2001. A total of 17 fighter jets were mothballed by the Government that year. The deal with Draken International included 20 spare engines and an ex-

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tensive inventory of spare parts. It cost the New Zealand taxpayer $37.4 million to maintain them.

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west of Cape Canaveral and remain in RNZAF livery. Draken International said they would be used for training and simulation exercises with the US Air Force and defence contractors. Many former RNZAF personnel in Blenheim worked on the Skyhawks. One of them, Jay McIntyre, said he would be surprised if the aircraft could be quickly back in action given they had been in storage so long. “Assuming they are ready, it would be great,” he said.

Swiftsure oar presented in UK The Acting New Zealand High Commissioner, Rob Taylor, was in Marlborough, England, on Thursday February 14 to make an official presentation to the town of the steering oar used by the crew from Marlborough Boys’ College, New Zealand. The college crew rowed the replica whaling skiff, the Swiftsure, in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames in June last year. Marlbrough UK Mayor Edwina Fogg officiated at the ceremony saying The plaque now on display in Marlborough, Wiltshire UK.

she was deeply honoured to receive the steering oar on behalf of the town. She hoped it would bring greater ties between the two Marlboroughs. There were also greetings from Alistair Sowman, the Mayor of Marlborough, New Zealand, who pointed out the historical significance of the whaling industry to the link between Britain and New Zealand. In days gone by whale oil ‘lit the street lamps of Britain and lubricated its machinery’.

Test flight for Hercules Members of the New Zealand accepted back into RNZAF service. Air Force had a busy weekend at “We look forward to marking this Woodbourne Airbase. occasion formally in due course,” said NZ 7001 undertook the inaugural an Air Force spokesperson this week. test flight on Saturday of the C-130 Hercules, following the extensive modification work carried out on the military transport aircraft at Woodbourne. Overall the test flight was very successful, proving the integrity and operation of the modified systems. Further work and testing will be carried out throughout the week prior to the aircraft being The C-130 Hercules takes to the air.

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From four to three Dear Ed, With regard to our new expensive park in Queen St (Liz Davidson Place). It’s attractive and nicely done but council have wrecked a perfectly good toilet block which could take four men at a time and presumably the same for the ladies. They’ve replaced it with three one person at a time toilets, to match the other three one at a time long wait toilets in town. K O Lawrence

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Dear Ed, Having seen a woman knocked over on a pedestrian crossing recently, it was not a pleasant sight. Drivers should take care approaching a crossing if their vision is blocked. They should stop and make sure no-one is coming. And as for the pedestrians who step out suddenly on the crossing, have a bit of consideration for the drivers. Stop, look and then get on the crossing. And when on the crossing, why do so many people amble along as if they’ve got all day? Seems to be at times, there’s faults both ways. Zig Zag

Dear Ed, ‘Business group wants town united’ (Sun February 13). So Mr Gosling wants the town united. Great idea. Then perhaps he could cease making unilaterally based public statements bemoaning the yet-to-bedecided move of the ferries to Clifford Bay. He asks to be consulted. Why should he be? Colin King our elected MP does not have the facts, nor does our elected mayor. What makes the Picton Business Group and Mr Gosling think they have any more right to information than those elected to represent us? It seems highly unlikely anyone from this, or any other incumbent government, charged with bringing NZ’s transport logistics into the 21st century will establish dialogue with the PBG more especially since they seek to distribute mischievous and highly statistically inaccurate surveys gathering the negative thoughts of those they know to be opposed. As case of the glass half full or half empty. Living life with a glass half full knowing change an opportunity is before us is just so much more fun to wake up to.  Positively Excited

Prosser, Muslims and PC Dear Ed, Well what a fuss over MP Richard Prosser's comments on Muslims. The white-livered liberals in the media are shrieking. John Key and David Shearer tut tut. Former Labour MP Ashraf Choudhary, a peaceful Muslim wants Prosser to resign. But hold on didn't

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Choudhary a few years back demand the removal of the cross on top of Palmerston North's clock tower? If you think Prosser is alone in his comments, tune into talkback radio. The Prosser fuss is all about PC and not facts. Don Coyote

Child discipline Dear Ed If a parent cannot make a two year old wear shoes how are they going to control the child as it gets older? Come on discipline! put the sandals or shoes on and then take the child's attention to something else. (Mrs) Deirdre A S Lister

Screaming Erosion, Bobs Bay Ed, kids, barking Dear As a regular visiter to Bobs Bay in Picton I have noticed the loss of the grassed area above the beach dogs due to erosion caused by the wake of boats at high tide. Dear Ed, I know where those screaming little kids that Caroline (Scream P.C. TXT. 15 Feb.) told us about live, Wither Road Extension, along with their barking dogs - these kids don't play like happy well balanced children, they squeal and scream like little pigs, destroying the peace in this once delightful part of town. Be considerate

I think the council should build some sort of breakwater to protect the edge of the bank on the grassed area. The erosion over the last year is plain to see as an old concrete support for an old picnic table that used to be there is now standing on its own. As you can see by the photo there has been a loss of about 15 metres since 2001, so by the rate of the erosion of the bank since 2001 by another 12 years or so there won't be much of a grassed area for people to use, like it has been used this hot summer. I think it needs the council to stop the erosion before it's too late.  S Hildreth, Picton.

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Remembering Norm fulltime curator and it’s come to pass.” For his work preserving Marlborough history Norm Brayshaw was awarded a British Empire Medal in 1975. He died aged 64 in 1981 by which time the park had already been named after him. “He wasn’t very pleased about that,” said Mrs Brayshaw, who helped Norm in his work over the years. “We as a family were. As a family we’re very proud of it.”

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Norm’s interest expanded into helping in the restoration of Cob Cottage at Riverlands, the Edwin Fox at Picton (in 1965 he bought the Edwin Fox for a shilling and had it beached at Shakespeare Bay) and being instrumental in the establishment of museums at Renwick, Havelock and Picton. It didn’t end there. “Then he got interested in farm machinery,” said Jeff. “They (the society) managed to get land off the council at the old dump site (now Brayshaw Park) and he started collecting machinery from farmers. “At the start he had two or three old retired farmers. It was their interest, One of them died, Ralph Denton who farmed between Seddon and Ward, and he left $500,000 to the historical society which allowed them to build the museum and they had several other bequests made over the years. “Then they centralised everything to what is now the museum. The shell of the old man’s original storeroom is still at the park – out behind the museum. “One of the old man’s dreams was to have a museum with a

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Chris Tobin “History was his life; when I married Norm I married Marlborough history,” says Bev Brayshaw. She is talking of her husband Norm Brayshaw after whom Blenheim’s Brayshaw Historical Park is named. Mrs Brayshaw, 91, attended the recent Heritage Day at Brayshaw Heritage Park and said her late hubsand would have been thrilled with the day and the park. She is patron of the park and also the Marlborough Historical Society to which Norm Brayshaw gave remarkable service. Bev and Norm’s son Jeff said his father worked as a chemist at Wairau Pharmacy and had a love of photography from which grew a great drive to preserve Marlborough history. From 1960 to 1972 Norm was secretary/treasurer of the historical society. “I can remember as a kid in the morning the living room would have photos drying all over the room; he’d sort them all out before he went to work.” Norm took his own photographs documenting the region’s history and started taking copies of photos Marlborough people loaned to the society – thousands of them. He stored them at his home, together with other artifacts he collected,. “We lived on the corner of Howick and Alabama Road; we had two quarter acre sections,” said Jeff. “He started with one shed, then he built another one beside it, then he had an archives building. “Apart from a few display boxes at the library there was nowhere to store this so he took it on himself to build these buildings at his own expense. This was in the 1960s.” The archive of photos grew to include 500,000 images. Norm stored them in old shirt boxes, each with the 8x10 photo, a negative and all the information he could find written on a piece of card.


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and walk away with not only the knowledge to enter the modelling industry but also gain grooming, confidence and etiquette to assist them in their everyday life,” she said. “The programme culminates in a fashion parade attended by friends and family of the students and they receive their modelling diploma. “Model Camp makes no guarantee that you will be signed with any model agency or be successful at entering the model industry. However if a student has the ability to go further in the industry I will certainly assist them.” Ms Saunders’ models have worked in Milan, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney.


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Never too old Peter Wytenburg is 82 years-old, but that is no reason to stop keeping fit or being employed. He chatted with Annabelle Latz about his attitude to life, work, and family, and what keeps him happy. Peter works at Countdown Supermarket on Seymour St every Sunday. ‘Retirement’ has also seen Peter as a pamphlet deliverer in Blenheim. “I’ve done every pamphlet run in Blenheim,” he said. Peter moved to Blenheim from Otago in 2001 with his wife Joan, so they could be closer to family. “I have worked all the time. To me it doesn’t make any difference. Why would I want to retire? What would I do? Pick my nose? No.” Heart surgery mid last year meant Peter had to cut hours from his three-shifts per week at the supermarket, where he stacks shelves and cleans in the butchery. “I like people, and I really like the customers. And I like to keep busy.” Peter said recently an old lady saw him at the supermarket and remarked that it was nice to see older people like him still doing a hard day’s work. “I laughed! Crikey Dick I thought it was funny!” The best part of his work is seeing people smiling. “It makes all the difference.” Born and bred in Holland, he caught a ship here by himself after World War Two, aged 22 years-old. He said the home he had known was destroyed after the war. “I wanted to get out quickly. I wanted to get away.” In Holland, Peter’s father worked in small goods, and Peter was involved in the Navy, working on an aircraft carrier. His boat landed in Dunedin in 1952, where he soon met Joan, and they spent their working life. They had three sons – of whom two, Tony and Wayne, now live in Marlborough. Peter’s first job in Dunedin was working for the council’s water department. He also worked at a poultry farm, worked at MMM Butchery in Dunedin, did a milk

run, and ran the Omarama Four Square supermarket. He was also a policeman for about seven years. Peter has always kept fit. He started weight lifting shortly before moving to New Zealand. He goes to the gym at Stadium 2000 twice each day, his first appearance is 7am. “I like to keep fit, it’s most important to do exercise, and face life as it comes. I come for the company too; I know they call me a cheeky old bastard!” “I’m not allowed to do too many kilograms, I have to minimise it until my heart gets better.” With many years’ experience under his belt, Peter likes to help others at the gym too. “If I can help a person, I will. I’m a great believer in that.” His wife Joan passed away nearly seven years ago as a result of illness, and donated her collection of more than 1000 dolls to Brayshaw Heritage Park. Peter’s tone softened with fondness when he described her. “She had beautiful curly grey hair, she was always very proud of her hair.” Peter’s attention to detail is illustrated in his great ability for recall, and his favourite hobby. He writes all significant dates and events down, from doctor’s appointments to numbers and dates. He rattled off all the family birthdays without effort, remarking that most of the celebrations fall in December, including his own. “I’m a real December man,” he said. Peter’s favourite hobby is genealogy, and being a member of the NZ Genealogy Society keeps him busy, involving his own family research and reading the magazines. ‘That is why I know so much about what is going on!”

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British classic car rally coming to Blenheim Annabelle Latz What more could Classic Car enthusiasts wish for than good weather, lovely cars and great company. Ian Barnes and his wife Patricia, from Marlborough, wheeled out of Auckland on Monday in their MGB Roadster, and are currently making their way to Christchurch. They are part of a group of 194 cars, enjoying the 2013 Great British Car Rally. It has been 15 years since the last one. Ian and Patricia’s metallic red beauty was built in 1964, and was bought off Patricia’s cousin in Rotorua in 1974. They also own a Wolseley 1300. Ian said the joy of the event comes from the touring and the people. “There is a lot of rubbish that goes on,” he said, referring to fellow enthusiasts sharing stories about their own cars and the work they have done over the years.

The British High Commissioner Mrs Vicki Treadell has also come over for the rally, and is traveling in a new Jaguar. As members of the Nelson/ Marlborough Classic Car club, Ian and Patricia take part in local rallies too, which, like this one, involve fundraising for charities. On this rally, money is being raised for Starship Foundation, Stepping Stone Trust, Christchurch City Mission and Save The Children New Zealand. The contingent arrives in Blenheim tomorrow, and Ian welcomes the public to come and see the cars and support the charities. The rally will be formerly greeted by Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman at Drylands Wines in Hammerichs Rd on Friday morning, where they will be meeting for breakfast at 8am. “It’s a great spin off, to help these charities and have fun too,” he said. Patricia said it is important to pack lightly for the rally, due to

Patricia and Ian Barnes in Napier with their MGB Roadster, on their way to Christchurch during the Great British Car Rally.

minimal storage room in the car. “We take a picnic basket and a roll bag each. Sunscreen is an absolute necessity, because the sun beats down on your necks.” Marlborough’s Murray and

Julie Brown, Bill and Loreen Vrehaut and Peter and Ann Nelson will be joining the rally for the final Christchurch leg, which leaves from Blenheim on Friday morning.

Two more living treasures Two Marlborough Living Cultural Treasures, writer Joy Cowley and producer Duncan Whiting will be conferred at a celebratory medal awarding ceremony to be held at The Marlborough Museum, Blenheim, on Wednesday April 3. Both recipients will be there to receive them. The occasion will be officiated by the Marlborough Mayor, Alistair Sowman, museum board members and invited guests. Marlborough Museum Board chairman, Dale Webb said how proud and delighted the museum was to be associated with such creative and generous people who had made such a massive contribution to our community over a lifetime. The two appointments were made by a committee of six comprising of: Museum CEO Steve Austin, Marlborough Museum board members; Dale Webb and Belinda Vavasour, Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman, and two members from the community namely businesswomen and Marlborough Museum Ambassador Toni Gillan and former Marlborough District Councilor, Jill Bunting.

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Beach day proves popular Although the sun did not shine, enthusiasm was not dampened as many gathered for a day of sandy fun in the More FM Beach Day at White’s Bay on Sunday.

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MGC swimming sports Marlborough Girls’ College held its annual swimming sports day last Friday at Stadium 2000. About 120 competitors gathered for lots of cheering, swimming, and vying for maximum house points.  Left: Sara Gane, 15, in the 200 metre individual medley.

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What to look for in a childcare provider For parents looking at daycare, kindergarten or preschool options here are four factors to take into consideration. Environment: You know your child better than anyone else so think about the type of environment they respond best in. Consider where the centre is, how easy it is to get to, parking availability and what hours it operates. Now think about your child. How many children attend the centre at any It is important that your child enjoys their daycare experience. one time and will your child cope with

this number? Learning: Aside from having fun, we all hope our children will learn something as, after all, it’s a precursor to school life. Determine what level of learning you would like for your child and, when you visit a potential centre, observe and ask questions about the curriculum, activites, resources, one-on-one time with teachers and if there are any educational field trips. Fun:

What child does not like to have fun? It’s important that your child enjoys their daycare experience so check out the play areas and ask about what toys and activities the centre has available. Values and nurture: Daycare is more than just education and fun, your childcare provider plays a vital role in preparing your child for life. Speak to the care providers about the values you install in your child at home and work with them to ensure the centre also promotes those values.

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Install values in your child Value 1: Help Kids Find a Way To Tell the Truth The best way to encourage truthfulness in your child is to be a truthful person yourself. Another way to promote the value of honesty is to not overreact if your child lies to you. Instead, help them find a way to tell the truth. Value 2: Justice Insist That Children Make Amends. Saying “I’m sorry” is pretty easy for a child, and it lets them off the hook without forcing them to think. Having a child make amends in a proactive way conveys a much stronger message. If you’re aware that your child

has acted badly toward someone, help him think of a way to compensate. For example they could draw a picture for a sibling they have been teasing all day. This will emphasize the importance of treating people fairly. Value 3: Determination Encourage them to take on a challenge as determination is a value that you can encourage from a very young age. The easiest way to do so is by avoiding excessive praise and by providing children with honest feedback, delivered in a gentle, supportive fashion. Value 4: Consideration Teach them to think about others’ feelings. Over time, even a young child

sees that words or actions can make another person smile or feel better, and that when they are kind to someone else, that person is nice in return. This feedback encourages other genuine acts of consideration. Value 5: Love Be generous with your affection and let your child see you demonstrate your love and affection for the people in your life. Talk to your children about how much you love and appreciate their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. And, of course, don’t let a day pass without expressing your affection for your child. A hug for no reason goes a long way.

The germiest spots in your baby’s room With babies come messes, but some of the ickiest spots in your baby’s room are hard to find. If you had a germ detector in your home, where would it lead you? Here is a list of the germiest spots in the nursery and easy ways to treat them. Straight to your baby’s nursery or Junior’s playroom. Since this is where your kid spends a good chunk of time, you need to zero in on these nasty germs; E- Coli, rotavirus, cold, and flu, before they make him sick. Carpet or rug Carpeting is like a sponge for germs, holding on to everything from diaper leakage to dirt tracked in on shoes. Vacuum three to four times per week and aim for a deep steam-clean every three months to kill germs below the surface.

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About to start looking for engagement rings? Gone are the days of clueless, love-struck guys wandering aimlessly through a sea of diamond rings. Their future fiancées, assisted by their jeweller, have become essential players in the ring-buying process.

Current market-pointers which you might find useful: Yellow or White Gold White gold (or platinum) is still the market leader however yellow gold engagement rings are returning to favour. They warm up the skin and with celebrities like Miley Cyrus wearing yellow gold rings, they are again becoming popular. Coloured Stones Diamonds are still be a girl’s best friend but stones such as spinels and coloured sapphires are gaining in popularity. They offer amazing colour, rarity, hardness and clarity, and can be set with diamonds to produce something beautiful and unique. Don’t forget that pearls can also be stunning! Settings If you fancy a large centre stone effect, however already have the stone or are on a budget, a single or double halo setting is a way of getting that big sparkly look. Floral Motifs We are seeing lots of pretty floral rings. In some cases, a halo of diamonds acts as the flower’s petals. Karen Walker offers a superb new range. Mixing Metals is very fashion-forward. It offers something unique. East-west setting refers to a ring with a gem that’s set horizontally and great if you are looking for something unique. Used with non-round stones it often looks much bigger. This is very popular when we remodel rings. Remodelling using a family heirloom ring or gemstone is very special. Older ‘heirloom’ rings can also be re-made as an exact replica of the original re-using all the components and ensuring it will wear for as many years as it had previously. Ask us how you can ensure you have an engagement ring you are both happy with.

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Debs Martin, left, Forest and Bird Top of the South field officer, and Dr Brian Lloyd of Lloyd’s Ecological Consulting, in the forest on D’Urville Island. Inset: A long-tailed bat. Photo - DOC

Big colony of bats found on D’Urville Forest & Bird is thrilled that a large colony of endangered South Island long-tailed bats has been discovered during a January survey on D’Urville Island, in the Marlborough Sounds. The D’Urville population is estimated to number in the hundreds. The colony was discovered by a Forest & Bird survey team during the fifth and final year of surveys, initiated by Forest & Bird Top of the South field officer Debs Martin, alongside bat scientist Dr Brian Lloyd. “This find is fantastic news,” said Ms Martin. “It means that D’Urville Island is even more important to New Zealand’s natural heritage than we thought.” Only 10 colonies of long-tailed bats are known to remain on the South Island mainland, with total numbers less than 5000 - and declining. “D’Urville Island is the fifth largest island in New Zealand. One third of it is public conservation land. It is free of possums and ship rats, which increases the long-tailed bat’s chances of survival. Except for a small colony on Stewart Island, the D’Urville group is the only one known to be living on an offshore island. This find dramatically increases the chances of saving the species from extinction,” says Ms Martin.

“It was predicted that the South Island long-tailed bat would become extinct within 50 years. But this find may well alter that. “Our next step will be to work with the Department of Conservation, Ngati Koata and local landowners to monitor the bats and ensure the island remains a safe haven for these animals. Protecting the quality of the island’s remaining forests and not allowing any new predator species to establish themselves on the island is now vital.” The D’Urville colony was found thanks to the late Colin Iles, whose estate funded the final year of bat surveys. “Colin was a gentle and compassionate man who was keen to see that his bequest benefited conservation in New Zealand,” said Ms Martin. “This surely is a legacy to be proud of. We are ever grateful to Colin for his generosity.” One species of native bat – the greater short-tailed bat –became extinct in 1965 from predation by ship rats. Another species of short-tailed bat survives, but in low numbers. Forest & Bird surveys have failed to find any surviving populations of short-tailed bats at the top of the South Island, including in places where it is known historically to have lived.

· At 1.35am a 25 year old male plasterer and his 20 year old unemployed brother were arrested for fighting a another male on in Market St. Both were intoxicated and were held in custody until sober and later released with a pre-charge warning. · At 2.50am a 21 year old unemployed male was arrested in the Forum on Market St when he was found urinating against the Paper Plus building. He received a pre-charge warning and was released. ·At 10.15 a 30 year old unemployed male was arrested in Penny St after he was found on a property without reasonable excuse and then assaulting the person who asked him to leave.  He has been charged with being unlawfully on property and common assault. He was held in custody until he was sober and released to appear in the Blenheim District Court on the 18/02/13. ·At 11.07am a 29 year old unemployed male was arrested on Kinross St on warrant to arrest for failing to appear in the Auckland District Court. He was held in custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court this morning. · At 3pm a 33 year old male vineyard worker was arrested at a Blind Creek Road property after a domestic incident. He has been charged with assault and will appear in the Blenheim District court on the 18/02/13  

Incidents and accident . A Beaver Rd property that is currently being renovated was broken into and building equipment was stolen. Inquires continuing to identify the offender.

Monday February 18, overnight arrests, ·At 3.15pm a 22 year old unemployed male was arrested for shoplifting at Countdown. He will appear in the Blenheim District Court on the 25/02/13. · At 1am a 26 year old unemployed female was arrested on Main St for breaching her bail conditions by breaching her curfew.  She was also intoxicated and found on the street yelling and drawing attention to herself.  

Incidents and accidents · At 9.30am a truck and trailer unit took a bend to fast on the North Bank Rd causing the trailer unit to roll. Nobody was injured in the accident. · At 4pm an elderly female driver drove her Mazda 121 in front of an on-coming car as she turned into the Ashwood Retirement Village. It appears she has hit the accelerator instead of the brake and driven into one of the villas at the entrance to the Village.  Both the car and the unit were extensively damaged but the driver escaped injury.  ·Residents in the Mogridge Place, Fulton St and Jellyman Place are asked to keep a watch out for suspicious people in the area in the hours of darkness.  Police have received reports of someone going onto sections in the area and trying doors.  Any suspicious behaviour should be reported to Police immediately.

Inspiring words for Blenheim Blenheim will be hosting a very special speaker next week who hopes to inspire women of all ages spiritually. Tauranga woman and mother of two Emma Stokes will be the guest speaker at a Christian Women Communicating International (CWCI) dessert evening next Wednesday. The evening is titled ‘Who, What, When, Wear? You were made for more than this’. Organisers are extending a warm welcome to all women who would like to enjoy an evening of fun, food and music as well as the chance to hear from an inspiring Christian speaker. In addition two Marlborough Girls’ College students will be presenting a short drama performance which was written by Emma.

Tauranga woman Emma Stokes will be guest speaking at a unique Christian evening next week.

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BULMER, Herbert James (Jim): Passed away, peacefully, on February 16, 2013. Aged 85 years. Much loved husband of Shirley, loved father and fatherin-law of Diane and Bruce, and Donald and Kerry. Loved grandfather of Kelly and Paul, Anna, Janna, Samuel, and Harriet; loved great grandfather to Olivia and Clark. Messages to the Bulmer family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Jim will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 4pm Friday February 22, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.

Computing for Seniors. Taught by Seniors.SeniorNet Marlborough at Marl Club Flat, 6 Russell Terrace. Phone 579 2248 (Mornings)

Family/Whanau or information/advocacy/support for families living with mental illness/addictions please contact– Supporting Families in Mental Wellbeing - Cheryl or Lyn on 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

Havelock Lions Car Boot Sale and sausage sizzle, February 23. Havelock Domain 9am - 1pm Sites available Ph Ian 5742558

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Learn to Play Bridge 12 week course starts Wednesday 6th march at Marlborough Bridge Club, Clubs of Marlborough. Cost $30 Phone Chris 578 3735 or Bev 579 3990.

Hospice Shop, Redwoodtown Donations of quality Bric Brac, Books, Furniture, Linen and Lemons gratefully received. Phone 579 4686

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

Peoples Sunday Market Noel Lemming Carpark. 10am. Homemade jams, pickles, sauces. Books, novels, science fiction. Bric a brac, homeware, kitchenware, jewellery. Stall Sites $5.00 Ph 578 7918

Sheets ‘n’ Things good used linen for sale! Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12 noon at Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street (opp Boys College) Phone: 577 5423.

The Blue Door is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 2pm. Item surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.

3 super houses Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, Weld Street. 40 houses, raffles and meals from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra



Marlborough After Hours GP Ser vices: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 5206377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 5782271. Diabetes NZ Marlborough: 5775549, Office hours Tues,Wed,Thurs 9am3pm. Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543 354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information Ph 570 5137 Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335.

Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-4pm / Tue, Thurs 9.30-3pm. Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Citizens Advice Bureau Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

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McLEAN, Eileen Joy (Joy): On Sunday February 17, 2013 peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of Fred for 59 years, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Susan Flaherty and Ken McKenzie, Annette (deceased), and Ron and Janet. Loved Nannie of Marie, Karen, Scott, Michael and Gregory, and Great Nannie of Brandon, Mark and Jasmin. Messages c/- 9 Pelorus Place, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Joy will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1pm Friday February 22, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.

6037. A service for Miriama was held at the Holy Trinity Church, Picton yesterday (Tuesday), followed by interment at Picton Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans. LIGHTWOOD, Hugh Robert (ZL2HRL), 3/13/313 Tpr 5th Otago Mounted Rifles; NZ414411 Cpl RNZAF WW2, passed away, peacefully at Ashwood Park, on February 18, 2013. In his 92nd year. Dearly loved husband for 67 years of the late Audrey; ever-loving father and father in law of Patricia Gadd (Yorkshire), Sue and David Prendergast (Brisbane), David and Katy (Brisbane); respected grandfather of Michael and Ruth Gadd (Nottingham), and Ben Gadd (London), Jonathan (New York), Matthew and Laura Prendergast (Perth), Nicola and Martin Disley (Brisbane), Tim and Lisa Prendergast (London), Patrick and April Lightwood (Brisbane); and great grandfather of Kristah and Leah (Perth), Daisy and Poppy (Brisbane). Messages c/- 204 Rarangi Beach Road, Rarangi 7273, Marlborough. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. Friends are invited to farewell Hugh at a thanksgiving service at St Christopher’s Church, Weld Street, at 11am Saturday February 23, followed by a private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.

WATSON, Miriama: Peacefully, at Wairau Hospital, on February 15, 2013. Aged 89 years. Loved and cherished wife of the late Vernon, loved LIGHTWOOD, Hugh Robert, and cherished mother of Rina on February 18, 2013 at AshBiesiek (Wellington), the late wood Park. Eldest son on the Hana Petrie, and the late Lindsay late Hugh and Mary Lightwood, Watson. Loved and cherished late of Oamaru and Lower Hutt. grandmother of Daryl, Nathan, Loved brother of the late Mary Wayne and Sheralyn, loved Thorn (Christchurch) the late and cherished great Grandma Alan (Blenheim), June Gair to all her great grandchildren. (Blenheim), and the late Colin Loved and cherished sister of (Sydney), and respected brotherHazel Ruruku, Elizabeth Kemp, in-law of the late Jack Thorn, Norma Ellison, Michael Reeves; Nyra Lightwood (Blenheim), and Thomas Reeves, Margaret the late Milton Gair, Nancy Paki, Lena Beaton, Ivy Adams, Lightwood (Western Australia), Maunganui Elkington, William Eunice and the late Ian Muldrew Reeves and Tamati Reeves (all (Oamaru). deceased). Gone, but not forgot- GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ ten. Messages to 63A Woodland Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans. Road, Johnsonville, Wellington By Russell McQuarters

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SECTIONS for sale. Fully serviced, close to town, $150,000.00. Phone 021 436 357

WHITE CHIP & white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways.Phone Thomson 575 6885 BRICKS, 390 Monier, 23cm x 12cm x 7 cm. Light brown Ph 578 3782

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wanted to buy TREADMILL wanted urgently for home use. Ph 570 5519

to let TIDY, newly painted, comfortable 2 bedroom flat, new kitchen and bathroom, single automatic opening garage. Close to Springlands shopping centre. Fully furnished $ 300.00 per week. References please. Ph 027 241 2689.

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MAATAA WAKA is a Health & Social Service Provider urgently needing Baby furniture, especially cots and woollen blankets in good condition to distribute to our families in need. If you have any surplus baby furniture to donate, we would be extremely grateful. We are more than happy to pick-up. Please contact Lindi or Jackie on PH: 577 9256

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Interested in coaching netball? WE NEED YOU! Pelorus Netball Club is looking for highly enthusiastic netball coaches to join their growing club. You’ll need a excellent knowledge of the game and the drive to improve the skills of your players. If this sounds like you contact Ruth today on: 572 7473

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Give your support to people with intellectual disabilities and in return, we’ll give you all the support you need for your career. That means good training, plenty of opportunities, and a clear-cut career path. We have a number of positions available, from casual relief to more permanent hours. Applicants should be able to work independently and as part of a team, hold a full driver’s licence and have previous experience or an interest in working with people in a support role. Often people with intellectual disabilities will need support to do tasks such as shopping, community activities, household tasks, personal cares and attending medical appointments. The hours include weekends, evenings and sleepovers.

To apply for this position and view a full job description please visit our website, for all other enquiries please contact Angela Stuart or Amy Grant-Dredge on 03 578 0949. Applications close 1 March 2013.

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Wednesday February 20, 2013


22 teams line up for volleyball Last Thursday evening saw the start of the new format of Marlborough Volleyball’s Fairweathers’ senior Summer League get underway with 22 teams contesting four grades at Stadium 2000. Just prior to the games commencing a very welcomed presentation was made by SBS Bank business development officer, Maria Hine. A huge replica cheque made out for $1000 was presented to the club secretary, Alvyn Meiklejohn who gladly received it, on-passing it to the club’s junior development officer Nicky Bain who stated that “the funds would be channelled into further development of the junior game and additional in-school coaching hours would now be possible.” First game up in round one in the presidents grade saw newcomers Woody Flyers against a slightly altered from last year MBC seniors team. Woody Flyers were a bit unorganised – perhaps a little rusty. MBC were more organised even with some new players such as Adam Pope, Toby Hogg and Harrison Kilgour – members of the South Island secondary school junior champions team last year. MBC took an easy first set 25-15. Woody Flyers fought back hard in the second set but MBC still took it 25-23. The last set very similar to the first 25-12 and week 1 competition points to MBC. Next up saw last season’s champions Treefellas against Kinoaths. But it was Kinoaths who got off to a great start earning the first five points. However unfortunately for Kinoaths it was short-lived and when Alvar del Castillo stepped

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Eric Murray who is representing the Waikato Regional Performance Centre at the national rowing champs at Lake Ruataniwha this week, said he and crew-mate Hamish Bond are determined to extend their four-year unbeaten record through to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Holding a cheque presented by SBS Bank to help volleyball are, back from left, Nicky Bain (junior game development manager), Bella Samau, Megan Sommerville-Peterson, Emma Gardiner, Olivia Nicholls, (unknown) and Maria Hine SBS Bank Blenheim business development officer. Front: Leon Rowe, Hunter Nicholls and Jackson Lock.

up to serve and had an amazing 15 point run taking his Treefellas side to game point. First set 25-16 to Treefellas. Second set was very close and again Kinoaths had the lead 24-20, with only one point to win the set and tie the game going into the final set, Kinoaths choked while Treefellas fought back and won the second set 26-24.

Kinoaths had obviously worked Treefellas hard throughout the second set because in the third and final set, Treefellas started to show some signs of fatigue. Kinoaths finally got their combinations together and deserved to take their first set displaying some good skills in a fine 12-25 set win. C Grade saw Safe Crackers up against MBC

year 10s. A very close game with only two points separating all three sets. Theo Martin-Babin is a player to watch and this MBC team may do very well in this term’s competition and certainly have started well with three points on the results chart. In the Mixed Grade, Desperate Housewives went up against The A Team. Desperate Housewives took the lead early and easily as the A team were down two players. Two substitutes were found and brought on court but did not make a lot of difference in the first two sets, both going to Desperate Housewives 25-18 and 25-13. Desperate Housewives played well with good teamwork and some consistent serving from Evelyn McLean in the first set. New team member but well known old boy Martin Brooks, set the ball well for his new team mates. The A team started playing as a team in the third set, with some great spiking from Julie McDonald. There were some really long rallies and A team were up 24-19 when Desperate Housewives started to really fight back. The A team smelt victory and dug deep and got the final set 26-24. Social grade has all new teams this term. However there are some very good players within these teams and Wadsco Giants will be moving up into C Grade where they will have some tough competition against the experienced teams there. President’s Grade: MBC beat Woody Flyers Kinoaths 2-1. 3-0, Treefellas beat C Grade: MIA beat MGC Gold 3-0, Smashed ‘Em Bro beat Westmeat Geriatrics 2-1, MBC Y10 beat Safe Crackers 3-0. Mixed Grade: Playschool beat MGC Blue 3-0,Meaters beatMBC Year 9 3-0, Desperate Housewives beat The A Team 2-1. Social Grade: Yet to be decided beat MGC White 3-0, Wadsco Giants beat MGC Red 3-0, Motley Crew beat The Newbies 3-0.

Pacers show great form By Eric Percy The in-form pacers Tijuana Bromac and Stormy Breeze ran an excellent trial at the Waterlea Raceway on Saturday at the Marlborough O.T.B trials. The only starters in a 3 and 4 wins pace Tijuana Bromac after trailing Stormy Breeze, pulled out with 200metres to run and edged past to score by a neck. Pace had slackened in the middle stages however they came home the final 800m in 59.3 for an overall time of 3m 09s. Tijuana Bromac has been in good form this Summer with wins at Nelson and last week at Otaki. The Falcon Seester four-year-old has now won four races. He was piloted by Jack Best, who has become his regular trials driver. A competent young reinsman, he is now eligible for his junior drivers license. Stormy Breeze too was driven by promising young reinswoman Hannah McCabe. Stormy Breeze Jack Best gives his good mate 'Shamrock' a rub in the paddock. has also been in good form, with a Shamrock is having a spell after his big win at Kapiti Coast HRC's second at the Manawatu meeting two meet at Otaki on January 20. weeks ago to the promising O'Brien

trained Lifesofine which has now won four of his last five starts, including a rousing victory at Alexandra Park when driven by Peter Fergusson. One other trial was run on Saturday with the maiden pacers running over 2400m on the grass track.This proved to be another win for the Best team with Way Up High gaining a narrow half head win over the promising filly, Daily Delight, coming home in 61.2 and running the 2400m in 3m 29.2 The next trials at Waterlea will be run on March 2nd. Results: Pacers (non winners) 2400m stand (grass track) 1 Way Up High (Jack Best);2 Daily Delight (Don Morrison);3 Thunderbird Tara (Bob Rochford). Margins" half head, 3 lengths, Time 3m 29.2 Pescado 4th.Winner trained by Ann-Marie Best, Fairhall Pace 3-4 wins 2400m mobile (all weather track);1 Tijuana Bromac (Jack Best),2 Stormy Breeze (Hannah McCabe), Margin,neck Time 3m 09s only starters;Winner trained by AnnMarie best, Fairhall


Sonny Bill Williams and Francois Botha look set for a rematch in South Africa in December though there will be strict drug testing around the second edition of their heavyweight boxing battle. Former All Black Williams beat the veteran South African Botha on points in their highly controversial WBAinternational heavyweight fight in Brisbane on February 8.

Cricket gear giveaway Cricket is a huge part of the great Kiwi summer. This season there is plenty of action with the Black Caps taking on England in the ANZ International Series. If you are keen to smash your own four or six, you will need the right gear for the job.

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The Sun

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Fun day at MGC swim sports Competition was rife amongst houses and swimmers at the Marlborough Girls’ College Swimming Sports day last Friday. At Stadium 2000 about 120 competitors from all year levels took part in the annual sports competition day. Champion age groups swimmers were: Under 19; Greta Pearce, under 16; Sally McMath, under 15; Sara Gane, and under 14; Oriana Houra New records were set by Sally McMath in the U16 100m freestyle, U16 100m backstroke, U16 50m backstroke, U16 50m breaststroke.

Sara Gane broke records in the U15 100m freestyle, U15 100m breast stroke, U15 50m freestyle, U15 100m backstroke, U15 50m breaststroke. Margot Martin-Babin broke the U16 100m breaststroke, and Annaliese Raemaki broke a record in the U14 50m freestyle. In the Special Olympics events, Jennifer Healy, Laura Boyd, Skye Vevers and Emily Witchalls took the top four spots respectively in the 25m freestyle and the 25m kickboard. Awatere took top house spot, Wairau finished second, Opawa third and Kaituna fourth.

Team house Awatere: Megan Somerville-Peterson, 16, Sophie Wilson, 13, Rosie Argyle, 16, and Ruth Sinclair, 16.

Lina Schöni, 13, just finishing the 200 metre individual medley.


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