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By Chris Tobin “It’s a big step for us; it says the building is underway.” Such was the comment of Kevin Moseley, chairman of the Civic Theatre Trust, to test piles being drilled in on Saturday at the site of the new $16 million Civic Theatre which is being built next to Blenheim’s Clubs of Marlborough. “We’re really excited; it’s the start of laying the foundations.” Mr Moseley said it had been eight years since the new theatre project was first mooted and the performing arts community were thrilled to be at the stage they had now reached. Project manager Tim Smit, of Blenheim, said three test piles were driven into the ground to a depth of 17 metres on Saturday. Continued page 2

Project manager Tim Smit, left, and behind him, the pile driving crane on site. Inset: An artist’s impression of the new theatre.


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Bosses step over the edge for youth By Kat Duggan The Drop your Boss fundraiser has raised over $16,500 for Marlborough organisation Foundation for Youth Development (FYD), and the funds are still coming in. The abseiling event, held at the Alfred Street car park Building in Blenheim on Sunday, turned out better than expected, said FYD regional manager Kelvin Watt. “[It went] magic, it was awesome. It was a bigger crowd than expected, and a really good atmosphere,” he said. Seventeen local bosses took the plunge, abseiling off the building, and each raising funds for the cause. Among the bosses who got dropped, Marlborough Girls’ College assistant principal, Julian Adamson took on the challenge in a college school uniform. “I just said to the students if we make over $300 I’ll do it in the school uniform, and we made well over that, we made over $400,” he said.

“I was a little bit nervous but I’ve done abseiling before so I was more nervous about wearing the skirt,” Mr Adamson said. Mr Watt said the event was fitting, as many of the bosses had to go out of their comfort zone to complete the task, something which the organisation tried to encourage young people to do. “It wasn’t an easy thing for some of them to do, so it was inspirational to see them doing something out of their comfort zone,” he said. FYD Marlborough has run Project K, a confidence building programme for teenagers, in Blenheim since 2008, and funds raised on Sunday would help keep this going. The funds raised would also be going towards introducing a new programme aimed at primary school-aged children, Kiwi Can, to the region next year. “We’re really happy with how it all went and how much enthusiasm there was. I think we will have to do it again,” Mr Watts said.

Continued from page 1 Data was collected from this work which was being considered by specialist engineers. If the engineers decided the results were successful, drilling of 91 piles would begin in earnest. “If they are marginal, we’ll do drilling in a few more areas,” Mr Smit said. “ We’re going into unknown ground when we’re down to 17 metres.” Mr Smit said they were delighted to have reached this stage after several months of preliminary work which had involved relocating water mains and a stormwater pipe. “We’re really glad to start on the building proper.” He described the building as being complicated. “It has and continues to be an exciting project in size and value; buildings of this complexity don’t happen much in Marlborough.” Lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquakes had been applied to the design of the theatre which he said brought with them delays and

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extra costs for the project. A special crane from Smith Crane and Construction of Christchurch is being used for the pile driving under subcontract to the main contractor, Robinson Construction of Blenheim. “It was foundations which carried a lot of the problems in Christchurch so for that reason the whole theatre building is being piled to 17 and 18 metres on solid gravel,” Mr Smit said. Building the new theatre is expected to take nearly two years.

Blenheim company wins building awards A Blenheim company Robinson Construction Ltd has won two bronze awards at the inaugural New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. The company took bronze for the Picton Marina manager’s office and the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre in Blenheim, under the commercial and civic section and the tourism and leisure section

respectively. The winners were announced on Saturday night at a national gala event in Auckland. The supreme award went to Hawkins Construction for the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. The tourism and leisure section gold award went to Rippin Hall at Rippon Vineyard in Wanaka (Amalgamated Builders 2001 Ltd).

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Blenheim man dies A Blenheim man badly burned in a house fire in Blenheim last month has died from his injuries at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. Edward Kenyon, 66, received severe burns to his face, upper body, arms and legs when the Howick Rd house he was in went up in flames on April 25. He was rescued from the property by Blenheim volunteer firefighters and taken to Wairau Hospital. Mr Kenyon was a former chairman of Lifeline Marlborough.

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Brian Moore (Marlborough trustee), Louise Edwards (chief executive) and Rosemary Wells (Marlborough trustee) of the Canterbury Community Trust, left, and Jane Orphan and David Bamfield of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

Omaka receives cash injection The Omaka Aviation Heritage centre has received a funding boost from the Canterbury Community Trust (CCT) to assist with the development of its facilities. On Friday one of the CCT trustees for Marlborough Brian Moore announced at a function at Omaka that the heritage centre would be given $500,000. “We’re really pleased to be supporting such an

historic and important project,” Mr Moore said. Omaka trustee David Bamfield said they greatly appreciated the funding boost. “The centre is grateful for this most significant and extremely encouraging contribution.” Canterbury Community Trust chief executive Louise Edwards said the funding was made available to assist tourism in Marlborough and for the wider economic benefits it would bring

to the region. The money came from a special $15 million fund established to assist with the Canterbury rebuild after the earthquakes. The Canterbury Community Trust allocated $1.74 million to Marlborough comprising three grants. The first grant of $400,000 went towards the rebuild of Kaikoura Hospital. A third yet to be named Marlborough organisation will receive $840,000.

The Marlborough Sustainable Housing Trust, a non-profit charitable trust, helping low-moderate income working households to take the first step on the home ownership ladder, through a shared ownership programme, is holding a seminar to outline its programme on Monday. The trust has already built two homes for families and plans more homes in the next two years. The seminar will be held next Monday at the SBS Bank, corner of Market and Main streets, Blenheim, from 7pm to 8pm.

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast raises $3000 The Marlborough New Zealand Home Loans Pink Ribbon Breakfast was a success on Friday, raising a total of $3087 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. New Zealand Home Loans kick started the fundraising with a cheque for $1000, and the rest of the money was raised through donations from local businesses, breakfasts sold, and a Mothers Day gift basket raffle. Raffle winners were Colleen Robbins of Havelock (1st draw), and Isabelle Rodgers of Blenheim (2nd Draw). Julie Taylor and Jan Heath, of New Zealand Home Loans Marlborough, would like to thank the following

people and businesses for their support: Westmeat Blenheim, Marcel Rood, Maggie Jane’s, Couplands Bakery, BOS Print, Alyssums, Bella Donna Lingerie, Briscoes Homeware, Cerise Home & Giftware, Classic Hits Marlborough, Clubs of Marlborough, Domino’s Pizza, Hair by Kardos, Heavens Above, Honey Collection, Hunting & Fishing, InterIslander, Jewellery of NZ, John Barry Magazine Shop, Makana Confections, Mitre 10 Mega, New World, Paper Plus, Poswillo’s Pharmacy, Prenzel’s, PGG, J.E. Thomas’s & Jetz Streetwear, Top Town Cinemas, Hire Pool and Boost Coffee Kart.

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to be adults, which is a whole different way of parenting,” she said. Organiser Christine Campbell said the course is fun and interactive, with a different theme and new tips each week for parents to go home and try, and is also about building connections with others who are dealing with the same issues. The nationally recognised course is open to anyone parenting teenagers, or whose kids are approaching their teenage years, of 12 to 18 years. Grandparents who are parenting teenaged grandchildren are also welcome to attend the course, free of charge. It will be run by Hannah Tur-

rell, Christine Campbell, and Jennifer Bennett-Burrows in the Marlborough Boys College library each Tuesday for six weeks, starting next Tuesday May 21, from 7-9pm. For more information, or to register your interest, contact Hannah on 03 578 0807. You can also enquire about Toolbox courses for the Early Years (0-6), and the Middle Years, (6-12), which will be running later this year. The Open Home Foundation has been in the Marlborough community for 35 years, providing social work and youth and family mentoring, and providing families who are struggling with the support they need.

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Marlborough nurses celebrated International Nurses Day last Friday, at the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board’s (NMDHB) Nursing Scholarship Award ceremonies. The winner of the Marlborough award for innovation & excellence in nursing practice was Wairau Hospital Intensive and Coronary Care Unit nurse, Michelle Udy. Ms Udy, who has been a nurse for 43 years, was awarded $1000, which had to be put towards her ongoing education. The award ceremony, which was held on Friday, also acted as a fundraiser for Cook Island nursing. NMDHB director of nursing and midwifery, Robyn Henderson, said the theme was “Joining with nurses in the Cook Islands to focus on non communicable disease awareness, and to promote nursing in the Cook Islands.” International Nurses Day falls on the birthday of Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale, May 12, and is a chance for the public to recognise the work nurses do.

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Treatment Rehabilitation, and the Maori health innovation & excellence in clinical practice for Nelson/Marlborough going to Natasha Clark of the Nelson Medical Unit.

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Prize gets new teacher for Grovetown By Kat Duggan throughout the country. Grovetown School last week received There were three categories for a $2000 prize, which meant they could the competition, large, medium, and hire another staff member, and make small schools, with two winners for their classes smaller. each category. School office administrator, Debbie Mrs Wallis said if the school Wallis, entered the school into the Bic had any more enrolments Back to School competition, and said this year; they would the money would make a huge differ- be looking at trying ence to the kids. to get funding for “We’re going to use it to fund a third a permanent third teacher for this term, which will teacher. make it three classrooms, and smaller classes. It will make a huge difference to the kids. “Having smaller classes to hone in on the skills they [the kids] need is just great.” Members of the school community earned points for the school each time they purchased Bic products, helping them win the nationwide competition. Having only 42 pupils meant earning so many points was a big job, and the school is one Finlay Bruce of Grovetown School was happy with the school’s $2000 prize, of six winning schools presented by Bic sales representative, Andrew Parkin.

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DOC job cuts At least eight Department of Conservation jobs will be lost in the Nelson and Marlborough region as part of the department's restructuring. A breakdown of figures on the department's website shows that as a result of the shake-up Picton's Marlborough Sounds will lose two positions reducing from 16 to 14 positions as will the south Marlborough area base at Renwick (20 down to 18). St Arnaud will also have a drop in staff from 21 to 19 and Havelock will be reduced by one

down to six staff. Nelson central office staff levels will increase from 20 to 24. Nationally, 72 DOC staff will lose their jobs. Until the Government announced a $5 million annual boost to DOC's coffers over four years, DOC was set to lose 140 staff nationally. The increased funding cut DOC's annual targeted savings from $8.7m to $3.7m. Forest and Bird advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell said the funding top-up still left DOC $3.8m short this year, and having

to find savings of another $14m over the next three years. "I wouldn't be surprised if we see further rounds of frontline job cuts in the coming years." He said the Government's continual reductions in DOC's funding were extremely short-sighted. "DOC plays a critical role in looking after New Zealand's endangered species and precious places, and in looking after our clean, green image, which is what most of the tourists who come to New Zealand want to see."

Bans imposed on two synthetic substances Police in Marlborough will be ensuring retailers are in no doubt about their obligations following the announcement that two further synthetic cannabinoid substances have been banned. The ban, initiated by Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne under the Temporary Class Drug Notice (TCDN) legislation, started on Thursday, and bans substances BB-22 and 5F-AKB48. Both have been found in K2 products. Marlborough Area Commander Detective Inspector Ross Grantham said Marlborough police and the local community had been working together to try and minimise the risk to young people by restricting the sale of these harmful products. "We are aware of only three businesses within the area selling K2 and they will be visited and advised of the banned substances." Detective Inspector Grantham

said officers will be actively policing retailers selling such products to ensure they comply with the law. "We are not trying to impede retailers' legitimate livelihoods, but we are working to prevent harm to our young people so that they have the best opportunities to reach their potential," he said. Detective Inspector Grantham noted that the concerns held in Marlborough about the products were being echoed up and down the country.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mike Bush was quoted as saying: "There is no question that police and health agencies are increasingly experiencing first hand the negative consequences of these products. “Aside from the potentially serious health effects such as increased heart-rate and seizures, police are finding that K2 and similar substances are becoming an increasingly concerning factor in a number of crimes, including violent offending. This is being driven by people either committing crime to get their hands on these drugs, or committing crimes while on them.” The active content in synthetic cannabinoid products is contained in a chemical solution that is sprayed onto the plant material – with the two new banned substances part of a growing list of prohibited chemicals, currently numbering 35.



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Jail after motel incident A man who threatened to blow himself up in a Blenheim motel unit has been sentenced to 34 months' jail. Gary Ramon Neville Green, 40, was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court on Monday on six charges, including those relating to the dramatic incident at the Blenheim Spa Motor Lodge on January 30. Green, who is unemployed, had checked into the motel for two nights using money he had stolen from a Nelson church.

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Cup cakes to raise funds By Kat Duggan Birthright Marlborough will be holding a Cup Cake Day fundraiser tomorrow, to raise funds for, and awareness of the organisation. Fundraising coordinator for Birthright, Katherine Dobby, said the day was an opportunity to set the record straight about the role of Birthright Marlborough. “It’s a chance to raise awareness of what birthright is, practical assistance to families, which gives them a ‘hand up,’ not a ‘hand out’,” she said. The organisation is instead dedicated to supporting single-parent families, through offering support and information to help those families reach their potential and have equal opportunities. There will be information about the organisation at the fundraiser, as well as Birthright representatives to speak to and ask questions. The fundraiser will be held in the forum from 11am until 2pm on Thursday, May 16, Birthright Marlborough's fundraising co-ordinator, Katherine Dobby, will be selling and cup cakes will cost $3 each. cupcakes in the Forum tomorrow from 11am until 2pm.

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Friday 10 May Friday began with the morning arrest of a 25-year-old unemployed male at 9:35am at a Budge St address for breaching a civil restraining order. The male had posted comments in social media about the his victim which is a breach of the order. Later that day at 3:15pm a 27-year-old male labourer was arrested for wilful damage after and incident on Wairau Bar Road. He received a pre charge warning and was released Two shoplifters were caught red handed at Pak’nSave and arrested at 6:30pm. The 23-year-old factory hand and a 26-year-old factory hand appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. At 9:15pm a 34-year-old male driver was arrested in Litchfield St after climbing on residents roofs and bend-

A 17-year-old forestry worker was arrested at 9am at the Taylor Dam after being found driving a motor vehicle whilst forbidden to drive. He has also been charged with operating a motor vehicle in a manner to cause a sustained loss of traction. He will appear in the Blenheim district Court on May 27. Honesty proved to be the best policy in the end for a 26-year-old winemaker who stole a mountain bike from a bar on Friday night whilst intoxicated. He returned the bike and was arrested but received a precharge warning and released. Later that day at 7:25pm a 43-year-old female factory hand was arrested on State Highway 6 for driving whilst forbidden. She will appear in the Blenheim District Court on June 12. Police were called to a Howick Road address at 9:50 where they arrested an

18-year-old forestry worker for assaulting his next door neighbour. In doing so he also broke his bail conditions. Drunken behaviour reared up at 10:30pm which saw the arrest of a 19-year-old unemployed male after an incident on Hospital Rd. He received a precharge warning and was released when sober. Shortly after two male students, one 17 and the other 18-year-old were arrested on Hospital Rd for causing their vehicles to under go a sustained loss of traction. They will both appear in the Blenheim District Court on May 25.

Sunday 12 May Sunday began with the early arrest of a 36-year-old male part-time security guard. He was arrested at the Loft on Kinross st for common assault and possession of cannabis utensils. He was held in custody and later released when sober and appeared in court on Monday. At 2:38am a 19-year-old male was arrested for disorderly behaviour on Scott St. He received a precharge warning and was released when sober.

Better living, but don’t take our word for it! S outhlanders Judy and Trevor Grey moved to Blenheim early 2012 to be close to family. Judy says moving to Blenheim and building their first home was beyond their wildest dream for these retirees. “We looked at showhomes in Invercargill, but didn’t see the right plan for us. So Trevor decided to draw our own plans. “We contacted Rowan at Peter Ray Homes. He drew the plans to the right specs, and presto we had our plans back in three days and made the decision to go with it. “The reason other plans didn’t feel right was because of the unusual shape of our section in Blenheim. “Now house and section complement each other. Judy says the entire process was easy. Judy has previously worked for a kitchen consultant, so

she was particular about the kitchen. But there were no hassles. “The subbies that worked on our house were excellent and we had no problems. We visited most days while they built our home and we felt welcomed. Both Judy and Trevor agree building a new house with Peter Ray Homes is excellent value for money. They built a 4 bedroom home 235sq and they are very happy with the finished product. “It’s easy” says Judy. They also installed solar power water heating. Trevor cannot understand why more homes in Blenheim haven’t considered this option when building, with the amount of sunshine hours we have here. It is so very cost effective when building and saves on the power bill.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think synthetic cannabis products should be banned completely?

Jaysen Baxter, Blenheim No, I don’t think banning is going to work.

Monaka Divers, Blenheim Yeah, they should be banned. Where I’m from, in Poland, they have been banned for two years. I don’t think there is much difference between real drugs and synthetic drugs, they both cause damage, and especially for young kids.

Tristan Ferguson, Blenheim I reckon they should all be banned, because they are a lot worse than illegal cannabis, and no one knows what they have in them.

Amelia Mason, Blenheim I think they should all be banned. Working in a bar you see all sorts of things and people on all different things, especially K2, and things can get messy.

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Support surprises Global warming Dear Ed, I have been reading the comments made in support of Lord Monckton during the past week in the Blenheim Sun. It surprises me that there are so many Blenheim supporters of Monckton on his position on global warming, when, if you travel to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers the signage indicating the presence of global warming affecting the two glaciers starts around 1956 and shows the retraction of the glaciers up to today, some couple of 1000 to 2000 metres or more. During the harsh winters in the early 1990s the glaciers started to extend again. I was there a few years ago and warmer weather has again put the glaciers into decline. All is well documented on site. Kerry Jacques  Tugun, Queensland  

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Dear Ed, Matt Brown, (Sun, May 8), I suppose as they say, it takes all sorts. Thank goodness the world is leaving the likes of this fellow behind, as Ken Lloyd said, (May 8), there hasn't been any warming for 15 years. Those so-called "reputable scientists" he mentioned have themselves been found out tinkering with the truth, while pocketing huge amounts of cash to fund the so called Anthropological Global Warming theory. It's been shown with ice core samples that temperatures rise first and then about 800 years later up goes the Co2

levels, not by much though, 380 parts per million, just about enough to keep all the plants and trees alive. Some people don't realize this fact. We need Co2. 1000 ppm + is optimal, lots of growth so the bigger more healthy plants can suck in more of that nasty Co2 and breathe out more and more oxygen. Sounds good to me and millions of other oxygen breathers. The Co2 levels have been hundreds of times higher than today without a coal fueled power station or a smokey V8 truck in sight. Gerald Stewart, Blenheim

Lord Monckton’s credibility? Dear Ed, Lord Monckton, while apparently a fantastic entertainer, that he uses solid empirical data is somewhat shaken by the various false claims he has made in the past, such as that he is a member of the British House of Lords, a Nobel Prize winner, inventor of a cure for HIV, winner of a defamation case against George Monbiot and writer of a peer-reviewed article. None of which is true - draw your own conclusions. Regarding the claim that global warming has “stopped” for 15 years - this is a straight fallacy, and the claim is put to rest by the British Met Office, from which the information was gathered, here is an excerpt from their press release, “what is absolutely clear is that we have continued to see a trend of warming, with the decade of 2000-2009 being clearly the warmest in the instrumental record going back to 1850.”

Libby Smith-Kapralos, Blenheim I think that it should be banned, because they are dangerous and the scary thing is that they are too easy to get hold of.

To Roger Coombes, the evidence is underwhelming? The overwhelming majority of scientists are in agreement, a good place to start would be the wikipedia article on global warming, it is full of reputable sources. Also, evidence doesn’t need a poster boy. To Douglas Monks, global warming is the man made pollution warming the planet through green house gases, climate change is an effect of global warming - it means the climate is changing. Pretty simple stuff. Your letter too was distinctly lacking scientific facts - if you took the time to research (10 minutes!!) you would find all of Moncktons “facts” thoroughly debunked. I see all these references to the IPCC, have you even been to their website? They’re called the “Internation Panel on Climate Change” for chris sake! Nevermind though, it’s all probably just a “conspiracy.” Matt Brown, Blenheim

Aaron Gilmore Dear Ed, In response to correspondence from a reader in Friday’s Letters to the editor, I believe the list system has brought a lot more talent and representation to our House of Representatives. Fools like Aaron Gilmore make it into parliament when their party takes a lazy approach to selection criteria. His place in Parliament ex- Aaron Gilmore poses a weakness in the way the National Party selects people for its list, not in the list system itself. Given his “utu” threats made to colleagues, and John Banks facing charges in court, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gilmore isn’t the only member from that side of the House preparing to vacate their seat. What an unstable, incompetent government. The whole coalition needs to get their act together (no pun intended) and make an apology to the New Zealand public for this embarrassing political farce. We deserve better. Aaron Goodwin, Blenheim

Show ‘amazing’ Dear Ed, WOW what an amazing show, congratulations to all the cast and choir and children’s choir and of course all the back stage supporters. Everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves and having a good time. I know the audience certainly were. Well Done

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Coffee time! Fran Roche is a well known owner of a coffee bar in Blenheim and has a long association with hospitality in the town. Sun reporter Chris Tobin had a chat with her. “I’ve been in Blenheim since I was 10 so I’m a local,” says Fran Roche, owner of The Fix coffee bar. The comment suggests you might have to live in Blenheim a long time for that qualification although she says it with a smile. Fran has been the owner of her business in Queen’s Market Mall for 10 years and judging by the number of people, old and young coming for their daily fix on Friday morning, it’s a popular place. When I was there two other staff were taking orders and running out with food and coffee while Fran was checking to make sure an elderly couple had their milk and that a woman who came in for a sandwich got the one she wanted. “It’s been like this all morning,” she says. Fran seems to thrive on the coming and going of customers and perhaps it reminds her of the days when she worked in a Wellington coffee shop – the famous Suzy’s Coffee Lounge in Willis Street. “Working there gave me a taste for it,” she says. “I was there for a year and man did we work. Everyone used to go there, they used to be lined out the door.” Suzy the owner, was Suzy van der Kwast and the clientele was a real who’s who of Wellington – politicians, business people and all the potpourri of characters and people to be found in the Capital. “She was a tough cookie,” Fran says of the famous Suzie. Fran must be pretty tough herself but more likely it’s a case of her being hard on herself and not others. There’s plenty of smiles and happy

banter at The Fix when Fran’s around. Fran and husband Tony raised three sons in Blenheim and pre-The Fix she worked in hotels and restaurants in Blenheim - hotels such as Barry’s which is remembered with some pleasure by older Blenheim residents. “Barry’s was an icon of Marlborough then; I was a waitress and a bit of a cook,” she recalls. The hotel was a favourite wateringhole for rugby people and the Canterbury team stayed there whenever they came for matches against Marlborough. “I remember Robbie Deans, Victor Simpson and Murray Taylor when they were only young guys. The New Zealand Maoris stayed there and I remember them practising the haka out in the back carpark. “It used to be fun in those days; we had a lot of family nights with Irish music.” Hotels closed at 1am in this period and people didn’t drink before they went out as happens these days. Fran worked at Barry’s for over 10 years and also at Blencraft, a clothing manufacturer in Blenheim where among other things they made uniforms for the New Zealand cricket team. The hospitality industry has always appealed to her and she has worked also at the Redwood Tavern and Raffles Hotel. To get away from evening working hours was one reason she wanted to look for something else and this path led to The Fix. “It was time for me to do it for myself. I’ve never looked back,” she says of buying the business. “I love it; I love the people and I love my customers.”

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Electric blankets can be hazardous if not checked prior to using. Safeguard your family with these handy tips.

Check before you switch blankets on When winter arrives and the temperature drops what is one of the first things people do? They reach for their electric blankets. But before you make the bed and switch it on, read the following tips to ensure the blanket is safe to use and won’t cause any electrical shocks or fires. - Inspect the cord, control switch and plug for any damage. - Look for kinks, worn or exposed wires, scorch marks or breaks in the heating element. - Turn the blanket on for 15 minutes at the highest setting (stay in the room) and then turn it off. Run your hand over the blanket and feel for hot spots. A hot spot means the heating coil has been kinked or damaged and could

cause a fire or electric shock. - If there is any damage take the blanket to a licensed electrical professional for repair or replace it with a new one. Remember that electric blankets are designed to warm the bed, so switch it off when you get in. Overheating can be life threatening especially for the very young, ill or elderly. Avoid putting clothes and items on a bed with an active electric blanket as it can cause overheating which may lead to a fire. There are waterproof electric blankets available for young children, but if you don’t have one of these, don’t use them for young children until they stay dry through the night.

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Don’t freeze - insulate! Good quality, well installed insulation helps keep the heat in during winter and keep it out during summer. This makes your house easier and cheaper to heat properly, and more comfortable and healthy to live in. According to EECA Energywise, the order of priority for insulating your home should be ceiling, underfloor, walls and then windows. Ceilings Ceiling insulation is generally the easiest, cheapest and most effective insulation to install in your home. It’s a great place to start making your home warm, comfortable and healthy to live in. Hot air rises, so for most homes making them easier and cheaper to heat properly starts with good ceiling insulation. Fortunately, ceiling insulation is relatively easy to install in houses with accessible roof spaces. Underfloor Underfloor insulation is one of the first things to consider in most existing houses to make them warmer,

healthier and more comfortable. And in homes with accessible underfloor spaces, it’s relatively cheap and easy to do. Wall insulation is not easy to check or install, but it makes a big difference to the comfort and warmth of your home. Walls Once you’ve insulated your ceiling and underfloor, installing wall insulation is the next most effective step for reducing heat loss in your home. Windows Insulating your windows in important. Double glazing is best but there are other options that you can consider, either instead or as well as double glazing. A lot of your home’s heat can escape through your windows, especially if you already have well insulated ceilings, floors and walls. One way to minimise this heat loss is by providing insulation for your windows. Talk to your local professionals listed in this feature for more information on insulation.

Insulating your underfloor, walls, ceilings and windows is one of the best options to keep the heat in during winter.

Winter proofing your home also means having your plumbing checked.

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Battles at bedtime One scenario familiar in many households is the bedtime battle. You put your preschooler to bed at your regular time with plenty of hugs, kisses, perhaps a story and expect them to nod off shortly afterwards. In a perfect world this would apply but not always. You find yourself going back and forth to answer questions, settle them back down, put them back to bed but nothing avails until, finally, hours later they finally fall asleep. This can be frustrating as there are dinner dishes waiting, bills to pay, housework to finish, a dog needing walking and you still haven't had a spare moment to relax. So what can you do about bedtime battles? Set aside some time to talk to your child about their day. Your preschooler may be fighting sleep simply because he or she needs time to check in with you at the end of her day. Especially if you work long hours yourself.

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Our teeth are precious so encouraging early care of them is important. Start by cleaning your baby's teeth twice a day from the moment you see a tooth emerge. By starting early you will hopefully avoid problems later. It may seem a long way off now, but it's best to carry on brushing your child's teeth for him until they are at least seven. By that age, they should be able to do it properly themselves. At first, you may find it easier to clean your baby's teeth using a piece of clean gauze or muslin. Wrap it around your finger, put a tiny smear of toothpaste on it, and rub around your baby's teeth. If you'd rather use a brush, pick one with soft, round-ended bristles of differing lengths, and a small, angled head. This will allow you to reach all parts of your baby's mouth easily and comfortably. Look at the packaging to see what age

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Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon The annual Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon was held on Saturday. Among the spectators at the finish line were: (Story page 23)

 Helen Johnston and Tim Madden of the Hairy Mussel Co.

 Sam Grono with Jack, Leia, and Ayla Shaw.

 Heidi and Willem Lampe.

Boomtown Brawlettes Open Skate Locals put their skates on and tried out roller derby at the Boomtown Brawlettes open skate, on Sunday. The open skate is held at 2pm each Sunday.

 Amy Johnson, 16, Lania Russ, 5, Imogen Giles, 5 and Laura Rowberry, 12.

tte Elliott, 8  Emily May, 10, Charlo 11. , and Molly Elliott

Marlborough Netball

 Front, Luke and Holly Martella, both 7. At back, Charlotte Martella.

 Imogen Giles, 5, Toni Woolf and Kyan Woolf, 6.

Marlborough Netball’s official opening ceremony for the season was held on Saturday at the Horton Park Courts.

 Warming up ahead of their game were Jayda Elkington, Sophie Robinson and Georgia Clarkson of the Harlequins Robinson Construction Grade 4 team.

 Tua Marina School A netball team

Halliday, Kaylee Metcalfe,  Fairhall School A netball team. Kate Ave, Daisy van Wel, eana Hannah Whittall, Sophie Whittall, Mer y McDonald and Libb ean, McL h Sara nt: Isabella Rohloff. Abse Mae MacDonald.

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The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be prepaid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

7201. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim at 11am on Wednesday May 15, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


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

Blenheim Healing Rooms

open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am - 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayer available to anyone. Phone 5789704

Computing for Seniors.

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


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.

Hospice Shop Redwoodtown

Donations of good quality Furniture, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Jewellery and Produce wanted at the Hospice Shop Redwoodtown. Many thanks

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 Market

Queens Birthday Weekend Sunday and Monday Market Place 10am. Moving from Noel Leeming carpark for winter months Stall Sites $5 Ph 578 7918

Renwick Residents Association

Meeting Thursday 16 May 7.30pm Renwick Hall. Topic - Renwick water, metering or restrictions. All welcome.

Sheets ‘n’ Things

require warm linen and blankets now. Please phone or drop in to Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street Phone: 578-1355 ext:5 - happy to collect linen.

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.


RUTLEDGE, Patricia (Pat): On May 10, 2013 around family at Wairau Hospital, after a short illness. Aged 82 years. Much loved wife of the late Peter and the late Glan Evans, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Mark and Cindi, and Claire and Karlos Wollburg. Treasured Nana of Claire and Lusia. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Betty and the late Bert Metherill, and George Wells. Loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews, and a special friend to many. Messages to 55 Dorset Street, Picton 7220. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to PO Box 233, Blenheim 7240. A service for Patricia will be held at the LARSEN, Per Svend: On May 11, 2013 peacefully, at Hospice Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Picton at 3.00pm Thursday May Marlborough. Aged 65 years. Husband of Kathryn, dearly loved 16, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. stepfather of Carolyn and Michael, Sonia, Steven and Juliet, GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 Andrea, Wayne and Jolene, Rachael and Hudson. Much loved Grandad Per of his 16 grandchildren. Loved by all his family in WESTON-BERRY, Naomi: On May 9, 2013 peacefully, at Denmark. Messages to 25 Stratford Street, Blenheim 7201. A Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village. Loved daughter of the late service for Per will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Austin and Louisa Weston-Berry. In her 92nd year, Naomi went Picton at 1.00pm on Wednesday May 15, followed by private to join them: her brothers Cyril, David and Austin, and sister, Mary (Snowden). Respected Aunt of Marie and sister-in-law cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. to Christine. Special thanks to the staff of Redwood Lifestyle GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 Care & Village for their care of “Nomes” over the past six years. LE POIDEVIN, Robert Alfred (Bob): On May 9 2013 at Messages to PO Box 4050, Redwood Village, Blenheim 7242. Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 83 years. Dearly A service for Naomi has been held. When a family chain is broken loved husband of Barbara, much loved father and father-in-law And loved ones forced to part, of Stephen and Qin, André and Christine, Priscilla and Phillip It leaves behind an empty space Walker, and Jonathan and Deborah. Loved “GrandBob” of his And many broken hearts. nine grandchildren. Loved brother of Shirley Way. Messages Your family chain was broken to 9 Wadsworth Crescent Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for And nothing seemed the same, Bob will be held at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Weld But God has called you one by one Street, Redwoodtown at 2.00pm Thursday May 16, followed by And linked the chain again. interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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NEALE, Barry William (Snr): Sadly passed away at Blenheim, on May 10 2013, after a long illness. Aged 77 years. Loving father, grandfather and great grandfather of the Neale family and extended whanau. A service has been held. Rest in Peace, Pop. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Acknowledgements The Sun Newspaper now offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. You can submit acknowledgements following family bereavements. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $15.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.

PRUDEN, Alan Edmund: On May 11, 2013 peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, surrounded by his family. In his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of Shirley for 56 years, much loved father and father-in-law of Cheryl McCutcheon, the late Caroline Pruden Francis, Veronica and Newton Popplewell, Deborah and Andrew Norris, Tony Pruden, and Shona and Andy McCallum. Loved Grandad Chook to his nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Messages to the Pruden Family, c/- Flat 9, 128 Cleghorn Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to 8 Wither Road, Blenheim


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Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, Yealands Estate has achieved rapid growth in the international market, exporting to over 70 countries in less than five years. Consequently, we are looking to recruit motivated individuals to develop our presence further.


Three positions 1. After School oScAr SuperviSor Up to 20 hours per week - 40 weeks a year, during school terms. 2. holidAy SuperviSor 42.5 hours a week for up to 10 weeks in school holidays. 3. holidAy ASSiStAnt. Working with intermediate aged children. 42.5 hours a week for up to 10 weeks in school holidays. Applicants must be over 20 years of age. Enjoy working with children. Be energetic and enthusiastic. Training will be given. Come and join our friendly OSCAR staff. For Job Descriptions and Application Forms, contact the OSCAR Coordinator, Bread of Life Centre, 14B Stephenson St Phone 5781355 ext 4 Applications close 4.00pm Monday 20th May 2013

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Marketing & SaleS executive Following an internal promotion, we are looking to recruit a self-motivated individual to join our marketing and sales teams. Based at our state-of-the-art winery in Seddon, the successful applicant will implement our national sponsorship and event programme, support our marketing team and develop our sales presence within Marlborough. Weekend work and overnight travel will be a requirement of the role. An attractive package will be offered to the successful applicant, who can demonstrate that they are results-driven, well-organised, have strong interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude. caSual cellar Door Staff We are looking to recruit part-time staff to join our dedicated Cellar Door team.The role will include hosting visitors and assisting with winery tours and functions. Candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and ideally have some previous sales or hospitality experience. Hours will vary, but will include some weekend and weekday work. Applications including CV’s can be sent to Applications close 17th May.


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Senior Biosecurity Officer HOUSE PARENTS Hope House Trust is a Christian based organisation which is seeking live in House Parents for a new initiative. Your role will be to provide a loving, Christian, supportive home and to assist pregnant teenagers to grow and learn to parent confidently and independently. Therefore it would be essential for applicants to have had a positive parenting experience. This is a challenging full-time live in position for a married couple without dependent children. A copy of the Job Description is available at the address below. Closing date for applications: Friday 31 May 2013. Please send covering letter and CVs to: Manager Bread of Life Trust 14b Stephenson Street Blenheim Or Email to: Tel: 03 5781355

We’re a dynamic and progressive Council in the top of the South Island renowned for our climate and outdoor lifestyle. Council is seeking applications for the position of Senior Biosecurity Officer based in sunny Blenheim. The position lies within a small team of staff who have the responsibility for providing an effective and pro‑active regional biosecurity function which involves highly varied work. One day you will be discussing a weed issue with a landholder, another day inspecting high country by helicopter then another involved in shaping strategic policy. The person we are seeking has the exciting opportunity to establish, lead and manage a new Chilean Needlegrass Assistance Programme. You will also be flexible enough to manage other pest programmes which have a mix of compliance, public awareness and service delivery. You will be able to work fluently within the rural community to build relationships and constantly reach pragmatic solutions to everyday issues whilst also appreciating the bigger picture. As you will have a diverse role and be dealing with a wide variety of people, including landholders, government agencies, neighbouring Councils and the general public, it is important you have excellent communication skills, time management skills, have excellent technological skills and be a team player. For information on how to apply please visit our website Current-Vacancies.aspx. For further information you are welcome to contact

CASUAL RELIEF BOILER/ SALT EVAPORATOR OPERATOR Dominion Salt is New Zealand’s largest producer and refiner of processed salt products. It supplies major industry (dairy, pulp and paper, tanning, food etc) and specialist markets (pharmaceutical, animal health) with 25kg and 1.2tonne packs. This site runs 24 hours, five days. Applications are invited for this casual relieving operator position responsible for operating the Vacuum Refinery at Lake Grassmere. The position involves providing day or night shift cover for the existing permanent operators. This position would suit a semi retired person or a self employed person wanting to supplement an existing income. Key attributes you will possess are: • A high degree of motivation • The ability to work with limited supervision • Mechanical experience and aptitude • Logical thinking with problem solving ability • Product testing and record keeping Training will be provided to augment your skills and provide knowledge required to operate the plant The position provides for a competitive remuneration Dominion Salt operate to a drug and alcohol policy. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will apply. Applications and CVs should be sent to: Services Manager Dominion Salt Limited PO Box 81 Seddon Applications close Thursday 30th May


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WE NEED GREAT PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR TEAM AT THE SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE BLENHEIM! Do you want to be part of Blenheim's newest and most exciting bar and restaurant venture?

We are looking for... • Front of house manager/ Maitre D • Sous Chef • Chefs Download an application form at OR email CV to •Due to open late July 2013•

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Peter rides for speedway Peter Husson loves speedway and so to help his sport he decided to undertake a fundraising ride from Blenheim to Renwick on Sunday. The ride was to help raise funds for a new PA system for Eastern States Speedway at Renwick. Peter, a deliverer for the Sun, set out shortly after 9am on Sunday and cycled to Renwick via the Old Renwick Road. A cousin in Renwick provided him with refreshments – a cake and cup of tea – to help him on his way for the return leg to Blenheim. “It wasn't too hard,” said Peter, of the ride. So far he has raised $50 but he expected this amount to increase. He intended to make a presentation of the money to the Eastern States Speedway president Stu Coutts. Peter was happy to do the ride for the club “I go to all the meetings,” he said.

Peter Husson geared up and ready for his fundraising ride.

Elsu Attack impresses at trials Marlborough Lines

Receptionist/Typist Marlborough Lines owns and operates the network that delivers electricity to more than 24,000 customers in the Marlborough region. We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality and confidence to join our dynamic corporate services team as a Receptionist/Typist. This is a new and busy position based in our Blenheim head office, offering a variety of administration work and scope for the right person to advance the role. The ideal applicant will:  Have previous experience working in an office environment  Have a strong customer focus  Be a competent accurate typist, proficient in MS Word 2010  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills  Be a team player and able to take direction  Be able to work with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions, establish priorities and meet deadlines If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of our busy team working in a professional environment then we would like to receive your application. A job description and application form for this role can be downloaded from the ‘Careers’ section of our website Alternatively you can email us at or phone us on 03 577 7007. Completed applications can be submitted via our website or by post to: Chief Financial Officer Marlborough Lines Ltd PO Box 144 Blenheim 7240 Applications close Friday 31 May.

Blenheim-trained Elsu Attack and Mo Hahn were impressive in winning their trials at Waterlea last Saturday. Elsu Attack, driven by his trainer Alan Shutkowski, trailed the pacemaking Strawb's Fire Chip in the 1 to 4 win pace until he surged to the lead 100 metres from the finish to win by a length in the 2400m mobile. Strawb's Fire Chip driven by trainer Paul Scott had set a solid pace over the first 800m then slackened the pace until the final 800m which they burst home in a slick 56.59s. This gave those running in or near the rear of the field little prospect of making their ground over the concluding stages. Strawb's Fire Chip held on for second placing from Bad Dancer which finished stoutly with Tijuana Bromac finishing fourth after being in the rear at the 800m. The classy trotter Mo Hahn equally impressed in his first serious trial since returning home to owner/

trainer Dean Hunter, by winning the trot event for 0 to 5 wins. Driven by Brent Weaver, Mo Hahn made ground late to run down Miss Middleton on the line to score by a nose. Both horses started from 40m and they clocked an amended time of 3m 14.67 for the 2400m stand. The front marker Sunshield had set a solid pace and led until the final 300m when first Miss Middleton and then Mo Hahn wnet by. The four-year-old Sundon gelding was only nosed out of third placing by Rarangi Jewel. Sunshield looks a maiden winner at short notice. Mo Hahn, like the other three trotters are bound for Manawatu for tomorrow and Saturday's two day meeting. Mo Hahn an unlucky sixth in last year's "jewels" is close to making the event this year too, but does need to collect sufficient prize money at Manawatu. Results were: Pacer's Qualifier 2400m mobile

(time required 3m 12.5s) 1 Toscana Bromac (Jack Best) 2 Aveross Outlaw (Mark Heaton) Margin 2 and 1/4 lengths. Only starters. Time 3m 10.09 (Toscana Bromac) 3m 11.73 (Aveross Outlaw) Both qualified. Winner trained by Anne Marie Best, Fairhall. Trotters 0-5 wins 2400m stand. 1 Mo Hahn (40m) (Brent Weaver) 2 Miss Middleton (40m) (Paul Scott) 3 Rarangi Jewel (40m) Don Morrison) Margins: Nose, 1and1/2 lengths. Fourth Sunshield. Time: 3m 14.67 Winner trained by Dean Hunter, Waterlea. Mile rate 2m10.35.        Pacers 1-4 wins 2400m Mobile 1 Elsu Attack (Alan Shutkowski) 2 Strawb's Fire Chip (Paul Scott) 3 Bad Dancer (Brent Weaver) Margins: length, 1/2length, Tijuana Bromac 4th. Time 3m 06.91 Winner trained by Alan Shutkowski, Waterlea. Mile rate 2m 05.2

Volleyball finals tomorrow The final week of round robin play of Marlborough Volleyball’s Fairweathers’ Senior League was played at Stadium 2000 on Thursday. Finals will be played tomorrow commencing at 6pm, followed by the popular Triples Tournament on May 23. Some good setting and very strong serving saw mixed grade’s Desperate Housewives take an easy three set win over MIA 25-7, 25-14 and 25-14. Although MIA’s game improved as the game went on and they did some great scrambling it wasn’t

nearly enough against the great team work from Housewives. Playskool also improved a lot in their game against Meaters with some very good passing. Unfortunately for Playskool, Meaters’ Nic Marfell and Ben Eden served strongly with Ben Eden and Nikki Dowling showing great blocking skills. Set scores were 25-21, 25-17 and 16-25 with the game going to Meaters. Westmeat Geriatrics although winning only one of the three sets against MBC Year 10 were presented with The Fairweathers’ Fair Play Team of the Week Award.

Results: President’s grade: Treefellas 2, Woody Flyers 1; Kinoaths 2, MBC Seniors 1. C grade: Safe Crackers 2, Smashed ‘em Bro 1; Wadsco Giants 3, MGC Gold 0 by default MBC Y10 2, Westmeat Geriatrics 1. Mixed grade: Desperate Housewives 3, MIA 0; Meaters 2, Playskool 1;The A-Team 3, MGC Blue 0, by default. Social grade: Motley Crew 2, MBC Year 9 1;The Newbies 3, MGC White 0.

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Sport inbrief

Combined rugby Results from the first round of the Bayleys Tasman Trophy combined rugby competition on Saturday were: Pool A: Nelson 12, Waitohi 3. Halftime: 12-0. Waimea Old Boys 73, Moutere 21. Halftime: 45-7. Stoke 36, Awatere 9. Halftime: 170. Pool B: Harlequins 35, Kahurangi 34. Halftime: 25-19. Wanderers 42, Central 35. Halftime: 15-7.

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Netball season opens The Marlborough Netball Season was officially opened on Saturday by patron Betty Woodham, below left, young member Kelsie Fitzpatrick and her grandmother and life member Dot Fitzpatrick who made the first goal of the season.

Youth teams kicked off games at 9:30am, the opening ceremony began at 10:30am with a parade of netball teams before the games continued. Photos by Celeste Lodewyk.

Blackadder staying The Scotland Rugby Union will have to dig deeper in their search for a new coach. Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder is the latest to be linked to the role, having captained Edinburgh and was an assistant to former Scotland coach Matt Williams. But Blackadder has confirmed he's not returning to the UK and is keen to continue with the Crusaders.

Pirates advance Central Pirates booked themselves a place in the second round of the Chatham Cup knockout football competition with a gutsy 2-1 win over FC Nelson at A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday

Tour shortened New Zealand Cricket appears have lost out on a test and two one-day internationals on India's tour here next year. The tour by India is the feature of the next home summer but there have been doubts surrounding its makeup for some time. Originally set for three tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20, the schedule now appears to have been shortened.

MGC loses netball The Marlborough Girls' College senior A netball team were no match for a slick St Margaret's College outfit in their college league knockout match at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Saturday afternoon, losing 15-35.

Rooney not being sold Outgoing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insisted Wayne Rooney won't be sold even though the striker handed in a transfer request after becoming "frustrated" at being substituted in recent matches. The England striker was left out of United's squad for Ferguson's final home match in charge, against Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday, and watched the game from an executive box with his family.

Player exodus Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he doesn't think the New Zealand Rugby Union realises the size of the problem being caused by the exodus of second-tier players overseas. The Chiefs have struggled to find a midfield replacement for Richard Kahui, who has been invalided out of his second Super Rugby season in a row by a shoulder injury which requires surgery

The Fords GS make this goal despite some tough defense from Pelorus.

The Fords vs Pelorus. Fords GD attempts to block a goal made by Pelorus GS.

Perfect day for half marathon By Kat Duggan The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon has had another successful year, with just under 2400 people getting their running shoes on for the event on Saturday. Race organiser, Anna Polson, said the day had gone very well. “It was great, awesome. We had a great day, a good turn out, and it went well. “There was a lot of entertainment that people seemed to enjoy, it was still quite busy when we started packing down at 3pm, which is what we wanted,” she said. The winner of the event was Matt Harris, of Wellington, who completed the 21.1 kilometre race in 1hr 13min 47sec, beating second place getter, Luke Watts of Wanganui, by nearly five minutes. The event was only Harris’ second half marathon, having completed the Christchurch half marathon last year. “I wasn’t 100 percent sure what to expect, I realised it would be different to the Christchurch one not being on the road, it got a bit tricky at the 17 to 19k mark, but I really enjoyed it, especially getting up on those stop banks and seeing over the vines,” he said. “It was a really good experience.” Winner of the women’s title was Blenheim’s Annabelle Latz, who ran the race in 1:29:28, and was pleasantly surprised to take out the top spot. “I ran stronger than I expected, I took the first have conservatively. I knew I was coming fourth for the first half, and wanted to pick up and get a placing. On the 16km mark I suddenly picked up and got into third place, and by the 17k mark I passed the leader, I don’t know if I sped up or they slowed down, but I just kept running strong,” she said. Ms Polson said problems with the Interislander ferry on Friday had only caused a maximum of 30 people to miss the race, rather than the hundreds they had expected.

Matt Harris recieves his prize from race organiser Anna Polson, a Saint Clair Magnum of wine. Photo supplied. Annabelle Latz, right, sprints to the finish line at the Saint Clair half marathon to take out the women’s title.


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