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Story by Glenise Dreaver The Marlborough District Council is hoping community uncertainty will soon be resolved as the deadline nears for a Ministry of Transport report on the latest Clifford Bay viability study. The report, due in mid to late May, is to go first to Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, then to Cabinet. So far there is no word from the Minister’s office on whether that deadline will be achieved. Jamie Lyall, council’s Executive Project Manager, says the decision on the proposal to resite the Picton ferry and rail terminal to Clifford Bay is needed. “Lack of information has unsettled the community.” The lack of information has made Council’s job more difficult, Mr Lyall said. A previous consent was applied for in 1996 and the council has relied on information from that process. At that time the then Council zoned some of the Clifford Bay area as Port Zone. “Many people do not realise that the zoning remains though all consents have now lapsed.” Continued page 2

Mayor Alistair Sowman with the District Plan showing the port zone in Clifford Bay. Photo by Kat Duggan.

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Swing for a good cause The RSA is looking for volunteers to help harvest this year's olive crop at Queen's Birthday Weekend. Any reasonably fit person, male or female, can do the job,” says harvest co-ordinator Don Cross. “If you can play a sport like tennis or golf, you will find swinging a willow stick pretty straightforward and a whole lot of fun. About 16 years ago the Marlborough RSA planted around 1200 olive trees on the banks of the Taylor River, just above the Burleigh Bridge. Many of the returned soldiers who fought on the World War II battlefields of Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy used olive groves to shelter from the enemy, especially enemy planes. It therefore seemed fitting for those who returned to develop a grove in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and did not return. Many trees have plaques under them in memory of these soldiers. Don says this year looks to be aboveaverage for olives. “The grove looks to have about eight to nine tonnes of olives, which should produce around 1200 litres of olive oil." The RSA sells this as a fund raiser for their Welfare Fund. “That is used to help out returned service men and women who need help,” Don said But the RSA has a problem. Most of the

Ken Shelders, co-ordinator of volunteers for the RSA olive harvest, gave his forked harvesting stick a trial run at the association's olive grove in New Renwick Road yesterday. Despite the rain, it worked perfectly.

veterans are getting older and have “run out of puff’, so Don offered to help with the harvest and is now appealing to other locals to help him out. He favours the ‘willow stick’ method. Mats are spread under the trees, and the trees are beaten with forked willow sticks. “I heard about this method from the late Neil Walton,” he said. Don was dubious about how Neil was going to harvest 10,000 trees, using this Italian Peasant method. Until he tried it himself. "It works”. Some people have also developed their own variations on a willow stick, he said.

Deadline draws near Continued from page 1 To date the Government has refused to release any of the reports including the business and social assessment report carried out last year by COVEC, an economics and research company. “ But I can understand their thinking in delaying its release until the proposal’s commercial viability has been assessed.” However, the Government has advised that the relocation has been estimated at about $422m, based on commercial and financial assumptions made last year. With Port Marlborough’s gross income of just $7m from its ferry and freight operations, and projected capital costs of over $420m for the relocation, the gap appears to be big for

investors he said. Four community meetings had been held early this year, raising very similar issues to those covered in 1996, when the proposal had been considered. “There are two trains of thought in the community however. “A large percentage of people in Picton, for example, feel it would be disastrous for the area but many in the Seddon-Awatere area would say there are potential positive spinoffs for them if the proposal was to go ahead.” Council wants to be sure that the government will include assessment of the cost of social and economic impact on Picton community and its businesses as part of its decision making process.

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Harvesting has to be organised around the availability of the olive press on Friday May 31 and Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2 of Queens Birthday weekend. Don is looking for between 25 to 30 people at any one time to help with the harvest. They start work at 9am for a 3pm finish. “If you can only give us a few hours or a morning or an afternoon on any of the days that would be very much appreciated. “The RSA will kindly put on morning and afternoon teas for the harvesters,” he added. If you can help out, please phone Don on 577 6863 and he asks you to please leave a message if there is no answer.

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Cat owners urged to report attacks Story and photo by Glenise Dreaver On May 10, a Sun reader complained that her cat, and two others, had been killed in one night by a dog in Redwoodtown. Maggie Walker, of Redwoodtown, then let us know about another dog atttack that had seen her beloved cat SuziQ lucky to survive. The cat had been out for a night recce and returned desperately injured, Maggie said. It was not until she woke up and noticed that SuziQ was licking her back legs that she investigated and found the nine-month-old animal with part of her insides hanging out. She had her down to the vet by 7.15am, where she was taken into surgery. As well as the injuries to her abdomen, there were two puncture tears on the insides of her back legs, Maggie said. “Suzi is not out of the woods yet either.” There is a large hernia, a suspected lung injury and severe internal bruising. “The vet’s bill is in the high hundreds, but I have been luckier than the others who have lost family pets.” The SPCA has also reported that two dead cats had been taken to them as a result of dog attacks. One had been claimed and one had not. Shelley Lines, the contract manager for Animal Control at the Marlborough District Council, said that only one incident in Redwoodtown had been reported to Maataa Waka about a fortnight ago, before Maggie reported the attack on Suzi late on Tuesday. The animal control officer had not been able to find the dog concerned. “It is difficult to track dogs,” she said. There were a number of agencies dealing with animal issues, but she said it was important that incidents be reported to Maataa Waka on 577 9156, as that allowed them to see which areas needed control. If an incident occurred at night, council’s Call Care Centre would pass information on to the animal control officer on call.


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Parry resigns Wairau Hospital general surgeon, Michael Parry has resigned. Dr Parry's resignation comes amid investigations of two surgery deaths at the hospital between 2011, and 2013. Both deaths, of Jim Nicholls, 81, and Rachel Riddle, 31, occurred after operations to remove their gall bladders. Those deaths, as well as two other surgeries, are under criminal investigation. Mr Parry handed his resignation in at a mediation meeting with Nelson Marlborough District Health Board officials on Tuesday.

Gun results in suspension A 14-year-old Marlborough Boys' College student has been suspended after presenting a soft air pistol at school on Tuesday, and firing it at other pupils. The boy was taken into custody at about 2pm on Tuesday, and was held in custody while police spoke with his mother. He was released into her care that afternoon, and Blenheim Youth Aid will be following up with him.

Car stolen Police are looking for a red Honda Integra 1992 model, which was taken for a test drive for a private sale on May 17. The person failed to return with the vehicle, and it is yet to be recovered. Anyone with information about this vehicle's whereabouts should contact the Blenheim Police.

Quakes hit town A magnitude 3 quake occurred 35 km south-west of Seddon on Tuesday, May 21 at 10.14am, at a depth of 18 km. It followed a 3.7, with its epicentre 20 km south west of Blenheim, on Monday, May 20 at 12.51 pm. It was at a depth of 38 km.

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Low unemployment in Marlborough Unemployment in this region is about 3.9 per cent, considerably down on the national average of 6.2 per cent. "And below the rate of our neighbouring regions, "said Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman yesterday. The Mayor said that for the first time, Marlborough had data which related directly to this region and did not group Marlborough in with Nelson, Tasman and the West Coast. “It means we have a much more accurate picture of Marlborough than the recent information provided by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment which suggested our unemployment rate was 5.2 per cent." That was the same as the other regions we had formerly been grouped with: Nelson, Tasman and the West Coast. "But I think we all suspected there was a big variation between the regions and this new data confirms that,” said Mr Sowman. The new data has come from research into Marlborough’s economic profile, commissioned by the council from the independent research and analysis company Infometrics, to provide baseline data for the council’s economic development strategy. The figures are for the year up to March 2012.

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Two Marlborough wineries have received international recognition for their world class wines. Villa Maria Estate winery won two trophies in the over £15 category of the Decanter World Wine Awards in London on Monday night for their Single Vineyard Taylors Pass 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, and their 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir. Fifteen pounds is equivalent to $28 NZD, and Villa Maria founder and owner Sir George Fistonich said to win trophies in the category was “exceptional”. “With around 80 per cent of wine sold under £5 in the United Kingdom, it’s significant to be of a quality level on par with some of the top wines in Europe and for these wines to sit in the ultra-premium over £15 market,” he said. Villa Maria also won two gold medals at the International Wine Challenge, also hosted in London, for their Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, and their Private Bin Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010. The International Wine Challenge also proved sucessful for Marlborough winery, Lawson's Dry Hills, who took home the New Zealand White Trophy, for their 2012 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.

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Infometrics also indicated that Nelson’s unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent with Tasman at 4.2 per cent and it estimated the West Coast at 4.7 per cent. Agriculture (including vineyards), forestry and fishing were the largest employers here in 2012, accounting for almost 19 per cent of jobs. Manufacturing (including winemaking) was the second largest employer at 14.6 per cent. Almost 10 per cent of the Marlborough workforce was employed in the retail sector. “The analysis we’ve received suggests the unemployment we have here is not because of a lack of jobs but because the jobs that are available are those that people are not willing to take up, due to the pay rate or conditions. That underlines the importance of the economic development work we have under way to try and lift growth here in order to create more high-value business,” said Mr Sowman. “Marlborough has already shown that it can create value-added industries that improve the standard of living of our people. We are not just good at growing things. "We are capable of producing world-class value-added products that are respected internationally. That’s the direction our economic development strategy will encourage.”

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business hub Marlborough Back off Re: worried truck driver it’s dangerous All you drivers out on the road learn your road rules, if you keep to the legal distance between are silly enough to pass on blind vehicles, there is no need for corners in a truck, you don’t tailgating. Vern. deserve a licence.

RE: CYCLIST HATERS 2 cyclists equals 2 cars less on the road coz there is only 1 selfish person per car. It takes longer 2 pass cars than bicycles.

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Cyclists who break the law, are inconsiderate or just downright stupid annoy me just as much, in fact probably more so, as they do the concerned citizens ago I Re: cyclists stopped my car and insisted on beware its your fault if you giving a cyclist and his bike a lift cross centre line. On blind corner back to Blenheim from spring and hit another road user makes creek because he was riding in you a danger worse than the the dark without lights and was ignorant cyclists in serious danger. A little more common sense and tolerance on part of all of us road users worried truck driver the will go a long way to making the no one wants you to cross the roads safe centre line on blind corners. For your own safety, that of motorGangs out ists going the other direction Dont expect the cops 2 waste and cyclist how about a bit of tax money dealing in gang courtesy and pass when it is safe moveing !!!! One tax payed to do so and you can see that the gang wont move other brothers road is clear. in arms gangs out of the drug money circal !...

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I saw mob guys too. Smiled at one who smiled n said hullo. Better the mob than various ”THEATRE” SINKING FUNDS crossing the line! white gangs moving south into We went down 17 Metres then As far as im concerned if you nelson. put a 10 Tonne weight on top cyclists ride the white line ! Pin of the pile to check we had hit a target on your back ! Im not ”congrats Grovetown bedrock and it all kept sinking dodgeing you 2 put my life on the school” and disappeared into the mud. well done last sunday on yr line with a head on crash !!!! Oops! Perhaps we should have fundraiser & th chance to win listened to the people and build it 50k, great fun day out, congrats adjacent to the airport. How deep use your space to th one lady who organised it is the funding going? wth fabulous prizes & games, I had 2 move out near an on great event, hope u raised gud coming car 2 avoid a damned $$ towards yr pool. kids loved It’s Law cyclist riding the white line “splat th rat” awesum. ‘happy Dangerous cyclists May 3rd. when he or she had 3 meters of family’. Believe it or nt it is actually legal 2 tarseal on the inside 2 use !!!!! ride bikes 2 abreast on the road.

thank you for your concern regards the safety of cyclists on queen charlotte drive. It would seem your worries are well founded with drivers like you around who are willing to "cross the centre line on blind corners" to get around them. By your own admission it seems oncoming drivers should be afraid too. You ask why you should cross the centre line? The answer is simple, you shouldn’t, at all, ever! Be patient and the roads, and worried truck drivers of this world. I ride to and from work most days and enjoy riding with my fellow cyclists on the weekends but I am the first to give “advice” to any cyclists I come across who are doing things wrong because their actions tar us all with the same brush. In fact, a couple of weeks for everyone. J J Payne

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Big Thanks Dear Ed, Thank you to the young ones that took part in "Joseph". Thank you very much for the good night.

You all have talent and a good future in front of you. Don't give it up. Peter Hooson

Sigh at Sunset Dear Ed, OK Folks. They’ve started screwing in the piles for the theatre. They state there would be far less noise, vibration and risk of walls and concrete cracking by doing it this way. Yeh Right! Nice! So better get down to Clubs of Marlborough while it’s still intact

and around about six o’clock face west and recite the Anzac Ode. When you come to “at the going down of the sun” gaze out the west-side windows and not only remember the fallen but also viewing the last of those magnificent Marlborough sunsets. Colin Geertson

Thanks Dear Ed, I would like to say thank you to the two men who helped me when my motorised scooter broke down outside the skate park.

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Global warming Dear Ed, Thank you for still publishing letters about global warming. Glaciers are melting, even in the Himalayas. Above the snowline patches of earth and debri are visible on Mount Everest in recent photos. It is quite startling. This will effect the meltwater which a billion people around the Himalayas depend on for food and water. Millions of people will die or become climate refugees. As well, the ice that melted has previously reflected heat away from the earth helping decrease the greenhouse effect. The increased burning of fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas) since industrialisation coupled with the deforestation of our planet has released vast amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the earth’s atmosphere, at a level previously unprecedented. (Trees take in carbon dioxide.) The level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere averaged 400.03 ppm (parts per million) at a moni-

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toring station in Hawaii, earlier this month. This is regarded as a landmark, a 40% increase on the pre-industrial level of 280ppm. “We are in the process of creating a prehistoric climate that humans have no evolutionary experience of” stated Bob Ward, policy director of a Research Institute on Climate Change in London. There are things the government could be doing according to a recent study in the NZ Medical Journal. It is doing none of them. But why should we worry? Human history? It’s just a blip on the continuum. Leave it to the grandchildren. Not our problem. Jill Martel

Climate Change Dear Ed, There seems to have been a regretable shift from discussing the thesis of "human induced climate change" to attacking the person of Lord Monckton. Lord Monckton has no personal interest in debunking human induced "global warming". On the other hand, he is an advocate proper and honest analysis of the

data. The "analysis" of the data by the "climate change" brigade has given rise to predictions that have proven grossly wide of the mark with each succeeding 5 year period. That is called faulty analysis and bad science. The environment and the future does matter, but bad science and global taxes will not improve it. Randal Gray

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Who would you invite to dinner? My mum. She passed away when I was 10, I would love to be able to have dinner with her again What’s next on your wish list? A Mini Cooper S - Always wanted one, Bright Blue! - Not that suitable for Children unfortunately A saying you like to live by? Good Old Classic - “Always treat others as you would like to be treated”.

Blenheim a top destination Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman says Blenheim’s ranking in Trip Advisor’s Top 10 New Zealand destinations for 2013 is great news and shows how the world is discovering what we have to offer here in Blenheim. “ It ’s g r e a t a dve r t i si ng fo r Marlborough. It’s a wonderful boost to our promotion to have our main town recognised by an international website as one of the best destinations in New Zealand.” It was a big step up to see Blenheim grouped with the country’s metropolitan and top tourism cities, he said. Blenheim also makes it into twenty third place for Trip Adviser’s Top 25 destinations in the South Pacific. “Blenheim’s image has changed so much and this will help put us even more firmly on the map for travellers.

We’ve become a destination in our own right, not just a stop on the way to New Zealand’s’s longer established tourist centres,” he said As Trip Advisor notes, said Mr Sowman, Blenheim was now the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers. “We know that such people are very important tourists and this shows that Destination Marlborough is right to be including the food and wine attractions of this region as part of its marketing.” Once our town was established in a Top-10 ranking with this kind of standing, it should really help to build momentum, he said. Mr Sowman said it also showed the impact of the experience offered to each and every one of the visitors who visit Marlborough.

“Trip Advisor is an example of the power of the customer’s voice in promoting Marlborough. So our aim should be to keep surpassing the expectations of our visitors so they go away, not only satisfied but thrilled by their visit here.” Mr Sowman was also pleased to hear that some individual operators here had been acknowledged with individual certificates of excellence from Trip Advisor. The Mayor said Blenheim, and Marlborough, was making a name for itself because of what it could offer; the heart of the wine industry, some terrific cafes and restaurants, a superb landscape and seascape, but also some special attractions like the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum which could not be found anywhere else in the world.

Police in brief Police are reminding rural property owners to ensure that all buildings and vehicles are secure. If a security system is installed owners should ensure that it is well maintained and operational. This follows a crime committed between May 19-20, when the Constellation Vineyard buildings in the Redwood Pass were broken into. Petrol,diesel and tools were taken by the offender who, police said, knew his way round the vineyard. At some stage between May 2022 at a Blairich View property a set of diving gear was taken from the clothes line at a Blariich View property, along with a Cressie XL wetsuit coloured black, snorkel, dive fins, a blue dive bag, Beuchat spear gun, dive boots and a dive knife. A tool kit, Ryobi drill and a trolley

jack were taken out of a vehicle parked on Budge Street between May 20-22. Family members have arranged alternative care for a 15-year old youth, a student who was taken into custody on May 22 after he lost his temper and smashed a number of windows of the family home. In doing so he cut his foot on the broken glass and had to be taken to hospital to be treated. Youth Aid will be working with him. The same day, two seventeen year old males were arrestedin Maxwell Road just after 5pm when the owner of the bicycles the boys were riding identified them as havig been taken from his home earlier in the month. The two 17-year-olds were held in custody to appear before the Court as they were also breaching their bail conditions. They have both been

charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, trespass and breaching bail. Two other young males also involved in the burglary have yet to be located. At 1.45am the next morning, a 55 year old unemployed woman was arrested at her Faulkland Drive property after Police assisted noise control at the address. She was charged with using offensive language and held in custody until sober, then released with a pre-charge warning.

Havelock ladies Barbara Bachelor, Karen Cresswell and Rachel Keown are losing their locks for charity.

Operation sparks shave-off event Story by Celeste Lodewyk It has been three weeks since Blenheim woman Amber Win shaved her dreadlocks off in a bid to raise $10,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation. The support for Amber has come from all corners of Marlborough, including three very generous ladies from Havelock. Trout Hotel owner Karen Cresswell along with her staff member Barbara Bachelor and friend Rachel Keown, who is on holiday temporarily from her job as a boat captain, will be shaving off their hair at their own fundraising event. The shave off will be held on June 8 at the Trout Hotel from 7pm and will be an enjoyable evening with spot prizes and entertainment. Karen said she had origi-

nally made a donation to Amber but because she is due to have a lump removed from her head she has decided to shave her hair off beforehand. "I would have had some hair shaved for the procedure anyway, so I decided to take something positive from this and fundraise for Amber," Amber said. To make the shave off event more successful Karen approached Barbara and Rachel who were more than willing to take part. "We would like to raise as much as we can for Amber so we are appealling to the public to come along to our fundraising night and support us," Karen said. Karen is currently taking pledges from people and will have a donation bucket available on the night.

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Picking pumpkins Pumpkins are ready for harvest when their skins start to harden and foliage starts to wilt and die back. Here are some handy tests and harvest tips to help you pick your pumpkins when they are ripe, ready and at their best for eating or storing. - Harvest pumpkins after the first frost - If you live in a mild climate you may pick once the pumpkins have coloured up and sound hollow when you knock the shell with your knuckles. - If the skin of the pumpkin is hard and doesn’t leave a dent when ‘knocked’ it is ripe. - Once the leaves have died away is another way to know your pumpkins are ripe. - Pick pumpkins from the vine by leaving the stem on the pumpkin. This is important because if you ct the a f n i cut it off you leave a wound k Pumppkin originates frogme melon". which may cause the pumpkin r m for "la pon which to rot rather than store well. ord pu k w e e e r h T h is G ord to pom American ic h w Place in a dry, dark place away n epo his w later o word p ch adapted t umpion and use today, s from rain and weather. Garages, e p en The Fr h changed to to the word w ad a hand in wood sheds and tool sheds are h t is a e the Brit ts changed th y nations hav kin. perfect – just keep them up off p n is m a n u colo ears that m he word p the ground. t it app ating

Gardening Tips Gardening facts Pongy What we would normally turn our noses up at, and keep far away from, could actually be nourishing for your garden. Cowpats A fresh cowpat is one of the best ingredients for homemade compost because there's loads of dead bacteria in the gut and it's lower in nitrogen than horse or poultry manure. Horse manure Never apply fresh horse manure to garden beds. You will end up with lots of weeds. Cook it in your compost heap first. Chicken poop Put chook poo in a large barrel or container and top it with water. Let it sit for a couple of weeks to make DIY plant food. Wriggly worms Let worms do all the work digesting your kitchen scraps. Their casts are added to soil to make it more friable. 'Worm wee' is ideal as a liquid fertiliser if diluted.

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Sheep droppings Store-bought sheep pellets contain lanolin and wool that expand once wet, adding texture and microbial activity to the soil. Fresh sheep dags are good for mulching too. Road kill A dead possum is the gift that keeps on giving. Next time you are digging a hole for a new shrub or rose bush, make it deep enough for a little roadkill. Guinea pigs Guinea pigs produce heaps of litter so their bedding is ideal to add to your compost.



Farmers told water an issue Responsibility for cleaning up rivers and restoring water quality is the responsibility of both town and country, the recent annual general meeting of Marlborough Federated Farmers was told Guest speaker Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills said New Zealand has a great resource in water. “ And we know farmers have to lift their game but so does urban New Zealand. It’s a national responsibility,” he said “We all have aspirations for a clean, green environment.” Rivers were still receiving sewage effluent from towns but councils often seemed reluctant to meet the cost of treating sewage. Yet farmers in some cases were paying over $100,000 to upgrade dairy farm effluent systems. Bruce Wills said a small percentage of farmers were not measuring up,

but he rejected regulatory controls as the solution. “Regulation isn’t the answer. It’s the will and over 95 percent of farmers are doing it,” he said. Rates were to the fore in discussion at the meeting. Policy analyst Michael Bennett said in the past year there had been massive rate increases some as much as 40 per cent for farmers. The increase followed re-valuations of different types of land use. While farms maintained value, vineyards declined significantly resulting in farms comprising a greater proportion of relative land value and therefore being charged higher rates. “The driver of change is basically the market value and profitability of vineyards,” he said. “The problem arises from very poor timing in terms of valuation and the vulnerability of the rating district system to valuation changes.”

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The newly-returned president of Marlborough Federated Farmers Gary Barnett says: "Marlborough's looking good." Gary, whose position was endorsed at the branch's annual meeting last week, said that the weather over summer and into a long autumn had meant a "brilliant" year on farms. The hot dry summer followed by rains meant a build-up of feed, then the dry weeks of autumn with no frosts meant crops did not deterioirate. That did not mean Marlbrough farmers had no issues though. "Don't get me started!" Those issues were, he said, fiscal not physical.

The high rate of the New Zealand dollar in relation to the key US dollar was a real problem. While farmers weren't going bust, "exporters aren't getting value for product". Closer to home, the way the Marlborough District Council was, by government regulation, required to set rates on farmland came under fire. Pastoral landowners were now shouldering a bigger proportion of rates and getting very little back for that. "This is a land tax, rather than a charge for services." "Farms are a big value asset, but economic conditions mean it is not necessarily a highly productive one."


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Friday May 24, 2013

in marlborough

- weekend event guide Friday 24 May

Harness Racing Trials Waterlea Racecouse 10.00am start.

Stadium 2000 Pool Friday 6am – 6pm. Adult $5, Child $3, Seniors $4.50, Family $12 The Muslim Association of Marl Inc. Friday (Jummah) prayers every week between 12pm 2pm, PH Br Zayd 027 644 979 or Br Fouad 021 0253 1275 The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open everyday from 9am Great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free! Sit and Be Fit with Sue Free general exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street, plenty of parking. Phone Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395. Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434. Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888. Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666. Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12noon-5pm Wed – Sat. 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784

Saturday 25 May Queen Charlotte Huff and Puff Regatta A multisport event combining yacht racing & running, competitors will compete in the pristine Marlborough Sounds, from Waikawa Bay to Resolution bay, onto Endeavour inlet over a 2 day period. Phone 022 405 0096 for event information and entry forms.

A Night at the Races Wairau Hospital Annual Charity Ball Marlborough Convention Centre Tickets $50 each 7pm ‘til late Complementary bubbles on arrival Light supper at your table Great live music from Helter Skelter Get your tickets from: Eva Francis – 0272460684 Blenheim Rotary Boot Sale Market Every saturday 7am to noon. “I” site car park. For info Ph John 578 3918 Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday and Wednesday. Building relationships, sharing skills and working on your own or community projects. Stadium 2000 Pool Saturday and Sunday 8.30am – 5pm. Adult $5, Child $3, seniors $4.50, Family $12. Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107

has to offer all at one market. Fresh, local and Marlborough grown sold by the producer. Every Sunday 9am - 12noon A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell & Alabama Roads, Blenheim Ulysses Ride To the Slip Inn, Havelock via Queen Charlotte Drive. Meet at the Railway Station (southend) at 12.45pm departs 1.00pm Prospective members welcome. People’s Sunday Market N o e l Le e min g C ar p ar k 10 am . Pre serves, brick-a-brac, vegetables, books, homeware,kitchenware and jewellery. Sites $5 Ph 5787918 St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 09.30 Contact Rev Derek 03 578 3909 Farmers’ Market A and P Showgrounds, Cnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads, Blenheim

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am

Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 578 3909 or see the notice board outside the church

Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts.

Pony Club @ Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

Sunday 26 May Concert St. Andrews Church 2pm – 4pm - The concert will feature Lissa Cowie(cello) and Marsha Stringer(piano) Elin Tomos, SteveAustin(bass) Tracy Webb(flute), Vicky Mack(violin) and Olivia Sheat(soprano) will form a great line up of local musicians. Top Marlborough junior musicians will be performing. Tickets $5 available at the door. Ph Barry on 5787448. Mega Garage sale Queen Charlotte College Hall, Sunday 26th May starting at 9am, bargains for everyone, hot food for sale. This is a Fundraising for the QCC Europe Trip 2013. We are still taking donations of items and can collect from Blenheim and Picton, where practical. (No old TV’s, videos or pianos required) To arrange collections please phone Nadine on 5736151. Marlborough Farmers Market Showcasing the best of what Marlborough

Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Marlborough Modellers Association 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month. Brayshaw Park, 8 Arthur Baker Place. Open Skate $2 skate hire or $1 BYO - Fun , music and games. All ages. Come along and have a skate! 2pm - 4pm.

UP & COMING EVENTS St Andrews Church present DAME JENNY SHIPLEY Speaking at a fundraising Luncheon in aid of the church Earthquake Strengthening Fund. Topic “The Preachers Kid-Memories and Milestones” 12 noon, Friday 31st May. $10.00 entry and lunch.

OPEN SKATE, Sunday 2-4pm. $2 skate hire!!

Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club 10am-4pm every Sunday at Brayshaw Park. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and book. Free admission.

urch Concert St. Andrews Ch m 4p – Sunday 2pm

If you have an event contact Liz at The Sun on 5777 868

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Success celebrated Story and photo by Glenise Dreaver These congratulatory flowers for Robyn Kemp, of Family Planning in Blenheim, came from her office colleagues this week after she was granted the role of nurse practitioner. To achieve this, she spent over five years of study for her Masters of Nursing. She also prepared a portfolio in her specialist area of sexual and reproductive health, and was then interviewd by a panel at the Nursing Council in Wellington last week. This week came official recognition of her new title as a nurse practitioner, recognising her nursing knowledge and giving her the right to prescribe independently within her area of practice

Jaime Campbell with Dean of Science, Associate Professor Catherine Moran.

Scholarship awarded A former Marlborough Girls’ College student was recently congratulated at a Canterbury University scholarship winners’ lunch. Jaime Campbell received the Emerging Leaders Scholarship in the sporting category. "When I received the scholarship I was so excited. "I applied as I found a category that suited my sporting background perfectly and would help me both

financially and develop my leadership potential." Jaime is studying a degree in speech and language pathology and said she was interested in helping people to improve their quality of speech and communicate more effectively. "I enjoy the way that students are treated [at Canterbury University], it feels like our voices are heard and there is just a general good vibe around campus," she said.

Robyn Kemp of Family Planning in Blenheim, with flowers celebrating her new role as nurse practitioner.


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The Mercure’s Boatshed Bar in Picton is the perfect location for an after work drink or pre dinner cocktail. Enjoy happy hour daily from 5-7pm, with all house beverages For all enquiries (beer, wine & spirits). email: only $5 each. Phone: 03 573 7002 Other great drink specials available nightly

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WORD WordBuilder 6


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Acknowledgements CLUNIES-ROSS, Molly: I would like to thank you all for attending Molly’s funeral and for the many cards and flowers. Especially Leanora for her support and help. Also support from family and friends. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement, Ivy Godsiff

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NICHOLAS, Mitchell Todd ( 7lb 7oz) May 6, 2013


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POTTINGER, Grace Taite Joy (3.23kg) May 9, 2013


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HEGGLUN, Keira Claire (8lb 2oz) May 4, 2013





HANTZ, Lincoln William (9lb 10oz) May 9, 2013



BANKS, Nate Robin (8lb 11oz) May 13, 2013



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Death Notices CRESSWELL, Geoffrey Ralph: May 21, 2013 DORREEN, Valerie Heather (Val): May 21, 2013 FIDLER, Gladys Dorothy (Dorothy): May 14, 2013 GOULTER, Dr Stephen William: May 18, 2013 HAMMOND, Kenneth Frank: May 12, 2013 HARDY, Bruce Alfred: May 12, 2013 HOAR, Helen Marian: May 14, 2013



















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MALAQUIN, Carolyn Dawn (nee Carlisle): May 13, 2013





JONES, Kevin Anthony, RNZAF C81537 Sqn Ldr (rtd): May 15, 2013



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HODDER, Bryan John: May 10, 2013 HUMPHREYS, Alison Josephine: May 15, 2013









MILLER, Queenie Elizabeth: May 13, 2013 NAPIER, Ernest (Jock): May 17, 2013 NORMAN, Roy Albert: May 21, 2013




VAVASOUR, Hugh Gerald: May 19, 2013

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New Listing

Bird Lovers Haven


26, 30 and 32 McCormicks Road, Picton

public notice

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ECHO HISTORICAL SHIP Cafe & Bar Picton. Available for functions & Corporate meetings. Bookings Ph Charlie 027 7557535

SU R FE R S PA R A DISE. Stay 7 / pay 6 at Le Chelsea Apartments with Lynne and Peter (ex Blen). Close to beach. Cavill Mall & Pacific Fair (conditions apply). stay@ PH; (07)55383366

MARLBOROUGH HOSPICE GOLF TOURNAMENT Blenheim Golf Club Monday 27th May 10am start 3 team ambrose $10 entry per person. Great prizes all proceeds go to Hospice. Ph Marion 5782623 or Colleen 5722848

MR WHIPPY Available for special events Phone Len 027 444 1869

Modern, 203m² timber home, 3 large bedrooms, master has ensuite Sunny open plan living areas open onto north facing deck

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Web Ref No: MB251 Open Home: View By Appointment Only

Contact Pauline Earle: 03 572 9939 or 027 825 1777 Good Deal Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) A Member Of Green Door Real Estate

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Affordable, Sounds Retreat

1 8 0 A M P Tr a n s f o r m e r We l d e r : 2 0 AMP Battery Charger: Pair Oars (new): Weed Eater: 20 HP Honda Outboard: Small fridge: Food Warmer 12/24 V DC/230vAC: Honda CRF80: Electric Preserver holds 8 big jars: Gas Welding Plant: Fyran 13 food dingy on trailer: Electric Motors: Water blaster (needs work): Ford Station Wagon: Saturday 25th & Sun 26th May. MORNINGS ONLY. 29 Elisha Drive.

Section 7, Finance, Sub-sections: 7.4 – Cheques drawn on any bank account operated by the Society shall be signed by any two of the following signatories: the President, Treasurer and other designated persons, there being no more than two other designated persons; and any cheque or bill of exchange may be endorsed by any two of the following signatories: The President, Treasurer and other designated persons, there being no more than two other designated persons. 7.5 – Authorisation for electronic banking transactions shall be by any two of the following: the President, Treasurer and other designated persons, there being no more than two other designated persons.


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MEGA GAR AGE SALE. This Sunday 26th, 10am-2pm Queen Charlotte College Hall Something great for everyone! QCC Europe Trip Fundraiser

Vehicle access to foreshore and launching

Web Ref No: MB247 Open Home: View By Appointment Only

Contact Pauline Earle: 03 572 9939 or 027 825 1777 Good Deal Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) A Member Of Green Door Real Estate

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The new pay as you exit parking system at Marlborough Airport will be implemented during the week beginning 20 May. The barrier arm is very simple to use as is the ticket machine – just be sure to drive right up to the ticket machine at the entrance, so the driver’s car window is parallel with the machine, before taking a ticket. The system will mean that people arriving for their flight do not have to worry about getting something to display on their dashboard. The ticket travels with them (or can stay in the car!) until they return. There will be two machines where you pay before returning to your car but remember; once you have paid you have 15 minutes to exit the car park. Parking is $10 a day (or $1 an hour up to 5 hours) – frequent parkers can discuss options by calling Marlborough Airport on 03 572 8651. Remember; On entering the car park, drivers must drive right up alongside the machine at the entrance barrier arm. Press the button at the entrance barrier machine and take a ticket - then the barrier arm will lift. Pay before you get back in your car by inserting the ticket and paying at one of the automatic pay machines. As you drive out, place the ticket in the ticket barrier machine and the barrier arm will rise. The automatic pay machine in the baggage claim accepts eftpos and credit cards and the machine in the kiosk accepts coins and notes as well as credit cards and eftpos. Do not store the ticket next to anything magnetic (including your cellphone) otherwise it will become corrupted.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of Alzheimers Society Marlborough Inc will be held on Monday the 10th of June at 7pm in their rooms at 8 Wither Road, Blenheim. All welcome. The Committee of Alzheimers Society Marlborough will propose the following resolution to amend the Constitution:

Elevated, private, sunny & bush clad 2269m² section Two garages with extra workshop/storage or studio room

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AUSTINS to Zodiacs Omaka Classic Cars Aerodome Rd $10 entry Call 577 9419

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WEAPON: 33 words: aeon, anew, ape, awe, awn, eon, nap, nape, neap, new, nope, now, one, open, owe, own, pan, pane, paw, pawn, pea, pean, pen, peon, pew, pone, wan, wane, wean, WEAPON, wen, woe, won


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NOTE: Wairau Bar tide times are based on Wellington plus 2hrs 2mins. Wairau Bar tide heights are Wellington heights as no height data is available. Not for navigational purposes.

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Across: 1 Bailiff, 4 Substitute, 9 Despise, 13 Glee, 14 Cinema, 15 Errant, 16 Convict, 19 Surplus, 20 Calm before the storm, 21 Crafty, 22 Glance, 24 Pole vault, 29 Composer, 30 Garter, 31 Venture, 35 Airborne, 36 Loving, 37 Opal, 38 Brush, 39 Rat, 41 Suede, 43 Saddle, 47 Rests, 50 Job, 54 Stood, 55 Fawn, 56 Chance, 57 Disburse, 60 Caption, 61 Deputy, 62 Alopecia, 65 Buccaneer, 67 Satire, 68 Dismay, 72 A turn-up for the books, 75 Unearth, 77 Sangria, 78 Viable, 79 Bronze, 80 Glut, 81 Shutter, 82 Devastated, 83 Epitaph. Down: 1 Bogus, 2 Ice cream, 3 Flimsy, 4 Speechless, 5 Brawl, 6 Tremble, 7 Tariff, 8 Tenor, 10 Exonerated, 11 Pivotal, 12 Secure, 17 Gluttonous, 18 Steer, 21 Centaur, 23 Nervous, 25 Ocelot, 26 Sponge, 27 Frugal, 28 Fresco, 30 Grind, 32 Tire, 33 Trot, 34 Fade, 40 Astral, 42 Deal, 44 Accrue, 45 Diary, 46 Enchant, 48 Spinet, 49 Subdivides, 50 Jury, 51 Brewery, 52 Soot, 53 Sneeze, 58 Conclusive, 59 Correspond, 63 Sniff, 64 Umbrella, 66 Upright, 67 Subject, 69 Attach, 70 Phobia, 71 Puzzle, 73 Raise, 74 Orbit, 76 Hitch.


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Friday May 24, 2013 public notice

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7.30pm Thursday 13th June Presbyterian Church Hall 5 Henry Street Guest Speakers: John Leader & Jennifer Bedford on Bluecod research

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Sales Merchandiser We require an experienced sales merchandiser in the grocery industry, to service the Blenheim area. Hours approx 4 a week. Communication and people skills a must, as well as a reliable car.

Key responsibilities are: • Merchandising • Store Compliance • Building Displays • Dealing with Store Buyers and Managers • Attention to Detail • Confident communicator with minimal supervision • Orders as required. • Early starts when required. If you have the skills above to apply for the job, please send your CV to

Support Officer Are you customer friendly and have experience supporting Microsoft Windows operating systems and Office applications, telephony systems and strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills. As an IT support officer, you will be part of a team responsible for the technical support of desktop PCs connected to a Local Area Network, mobile devices, phones and other peripheral devices. We are looking for these skills: • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills • Experience in a helpdesk/technical support environment • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft operating systems • Knowledge of the configuration and operation of PCs and Microsoft applications • Have strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills • Knowledge of Active Directory and Group Policy • Some broadband support knowledge • Relevant IT industry qualifications preferable Applications close at 5.00 pm on 7 June 2013. For information on how to apply please visit our website Current-Vacancies.aspx. For further information you are welcome to contact

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Do you have the ability to be completely honest, continually caring and empowering at the same time?

If so, the following position might be for you: Marlborough District Mental Health Advocate Part time position 20hrs. We require: • A commitment of empathy for people with a mental health issue. • Good written and verbal communications skills. • Accountability and confidentiality a must. • A previous ‘not for profit organisation’ work experience desired. • Commitment to attend training. • Leadership skills Please apply in writing by 3pm 07/06/2013 to: Attn: Katrina Martin C.A.R.E. Marlborough 26 Percy Street, Blenheim. 7201 All enquiries to Katrina : (03)578 0302

In a short space of time,Yealands Estate has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. 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. Supply Chain and logiStiCS SpeCialiSt A newly created position to accommodate our growing business, the successful applicant will be a key member of the Logistics team, assisting with domestic and export order fulfilment activities, inventory analysis, supplier analysis and demand planning. Desire to learn, strong analytical and problem solving skills, good computer skills (especially with spreadsheets) will be required. Likewise, the ability to ‘see the bigger picture’ yet pay attention to the detail, an inquisitive nature combined with a commitment to continuous improvement and the communication skills to contribute to the team will be important. 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. To apply, please send your CV to before 5pm Friday 31st May BEST WORKPLACES FIN


(HR, Health & Safety, Training) Part time – 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day Due to an exciting opportunity a member of our awesome administration team is moving on to brighter things – so we have a great opportunity for you! Can you tick the following? Are you: • A well-organized person who will be able to hit the ground running? • Able to have a few things on the go at once? • Pretty switched on and can see the big picture while paying attention to the detail? You would have done a similar role previously and so will bring solid experience to our team. HR & Training knowledge is ideal but most importantly you will have a good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures and be familiar with ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices. Please send your application along to HR Administration at Applications close 4th of June 2013. Please quote HR14 on your application. HR Administration Mitre 10 MEGA Marlborough

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Full-time position available An experienced journalist is needed in our Blenheim newsroom. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates must have a positive, can-do attitude. You will need to hold a tertiary qualification in journalism, be accurate, and have excellent grammar and writing skills. We are looking for a hungry, energetic, and ambitious journalist who loves nothing better than to chase and break great stories and tell interesting yarns to our readers. The core role is gathering and writing local news for our twice weekly newspaper The Blenheim Sun. Reporting and writing skills and experience will be paramount. This is a competitive field working to a twice weekly deadline to produce the best news coverage in Marlborough. The Sun has enjoyed numerous breaking stories in our region and we pride ourselves on being more than a community newspaper. Other editorial tasks can be expected, including taking photos. You will be working closely with the editor/publisher and production team. This is an exciting opportunity to live in sunny Marlborough and enjoy the regions riches. Please include a resume and Wednesday examples of published work with your application. All applications should be addressed to;

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Saturday Rugby The Tasman Trophy premier rugby draw for Saturday is: Division one: 2.35pm, Awatere v Waitohi Seddon Domain 1; 3pm Moutere v Stoke, Awarua Park 1; 3pm Harlequins v Renwick, Lansdowne Park 1; Kahurangi v Central, Motueka, 3pm Nelson v Waimea Old Boys, Trafalgar Park. Divison two: 12.50pm Awatere v Moutere, Seddon Domain 1; 12.50pm Waitohi v Renwick, Waitohi Domain 1; 12.50pm Central v Harlequins, Lansdowne Park 4; 12.50pm Pelorus v Kaikoura, Havelock Domain 1.

MBC take tournament Marlborough Boys’ College came out on top after their annual tournament clash against Christchurch’s Shirley Boys’ High School on Tuesday. MBC took out the First XV, rugby game, as well as the golf, squash, senior and junior basketball, junior and senior hockey, and junior football. The visitors won the senior football 8-1, the under 14 rugby 33-10 and the under 15 rugby match 41-10.

Pigeon Results On Saturday, the Blenheim Pigeon Club held a flock race from Christchurch. Fifty five birds were released at 8:45pm into clear conditions with a gentle southwesterly. The first bird arrived home at 11.38.38pm Dredge Fa's race is from Timaru, a nominal race distance of 400km. It will also be the third leg of the Triple Crown,Young Bird Championship and Auction Bird Race.

Crusaders lose prop Crusaders tighthead prop Owen Franks has been ruled out of tonights Super Rugby match against the Chiefs, due to a hamstring strain. Franks failed a fitness test in Christchurch yesterday morning after he strained his hamstring at training on Wednesday. Rookie Nepo Laulala has been named to replace him for tonight's game.


Friday May 24, 2013


Scott sets sail By Kat Duggan Marlborough sailor Scott Fyfe set off for the other side of the world yesterday, to follow his sailing dream. The 23-year-old painter flew to Tahiti, and next week will begin the voyage to Hawaii, and then to San Francisco. “I’m very excited; it’s a very different lifestyle living on a boat, to being a tradesman. “By the time I get to San Francisco I would have done more than 6000 nautical miles at sea,” Fyfe told the Sun on Wednesday. Scott has been sailing for 10 years, starting when he was just twelve years old, and has represented New Zealand at the Splash World Championships three times before. He gained fourth place in the 2007 splash in Croatia, and fifth in both the 2008 and 2009 championships, held in Portugal and Wales respectively. When Scott left Marlborough Boys’ College in 2008, he began sailing bigger boats, and earlier this year sailed Imagine from Auckland to Tahiti. “It’s still sailing but there’s a real different perspective on it, cause there’s not really a lot out there. We didn’t see any other boats the whole time [we sailed to Tahiti].” Scott will spend approximately 10 days sailing the 2000 nautical miles to Hawaii, where they will refuel and restock the boat, and

Scott sets sail from Tahiti to San Francisco. Inset: Scott will spend the next month sailing Imagine. Photos supplied.

continue sailing to San Francisco. They arrive just in time for the Americas Cup, which starts on July 4. Scott hopes to find another sailing job for after the Americas Cup, so he can continue to

live the sailing dream. “I’ve got a pretty open book, but I like being out at sea, and I like sailing. I think I would like to keep sailing full time, at least for the next few years anyway,” he said.

Flying high this Queens Birthday At Queens Birthday weekend, local aeroplane enthusiasts will gather in the Wairau Valley to see well over 100 rarely-viewed flying machines in action. The list includes a four-engine Hercules, a Messerschmitt and more than one C130, to name a few. All are radio-controlled models being flown by the thirty or so members and supporters of the Blenheim Model Aero Club at their annual Fly In up the Wairau Valley. "The other side of the Wairau Bridge, on the left," says club secretary Murray Herd. While they are models, the size ranges from craft with a wingspan of about two feet, to those one quarter of actual size "and even bigger," says the club's publicity officer Guy Marfell. Enthusiasts come from as far away as Timaru and Christchurch and Nelson and all bring at least two planes, some four or five. "Because it's a long way to come to find one won't start or has an accident," said Guy. While an accident with a bigger plane can be a four-figure and expensive problem, those entering the sport can do so with a model costing about $150. Murray and Guy said spectators are very welcome. There will be a barbecue, with cold drinks available "And the jug's boiling all day,"

Harlequins Club Day Harlequins Rugby Club will be hosting their club day this Saturday. Club committee member, Geoff MacDonald, said the committee wanted to thank all of their supporters and sponsors, and the day was a chance for all club members to get together. Club day would start with a barbeque on the bank at the car park and club end of Lansdowne Park, at 12.50pm to watch Harlequins division two take on Central. The barbeque would continue for the Premier grade game on field one, between Harlequins and Renwick, kicking off at 3pm. Following the games all supporters were Harlequins wing, Richard Harris tries to welcome at the Harlequins clubrooms for the take down Awatere lock, Matt Petrini. more formal part of the day.

Ron Loader prepares his C130 for flight

said Murray. They urge visitors to come at the best flying hourse, between 10am and 2pm on June 1 and 2. "By 2pm on Sunday people are starting to pack up." said Guy.

If you want to try the sport out before getting your own model and joining the club, which has members ranging "from eight to ancient" said Murray, you can ask him to organise a "go" on the club's trainer.

COM Indoor Bowls 60th Anniversary

(Formerly Blenheim Workingmens Club) The Indoor Bowls are having their 60th Anniversary on Sunday 9th June 2013 with a Tournament and Dinner. Tournament starts at 10am Dinner starts at 5.30pm All former bowlers wishing to take part in either phone Ken Jones 577 8190 or Neil Henderson 578 4248


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Blenheim Sun 24 May 2013 Issue