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Local three piece alt-rock band Arm the Reckless had their hard earned efforts pay off when they took the honours in the Marlborough Smokefreerockquest at the Convention Centre on Saturday night. Arm the Reckless also won the Skinny Mobile People’s Choice Award voted by text at the event. Band members Mitch Alderlieste (lead guitar and vocals), Liam Hardman (bass) and Hayden Batt (drums) have only been together for three months but had made it their goal to win. Continued page 3

Local band Arm the Reckless was named the winner of the Marlborough Smokefreerockquest held last Saturday night.

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Story by Glenise Dreaver Graeme Barsanti has had long service on the council, being elected in 1989 when the council was formed in its current unitary structure. In his words, he has “a wealth of knowledge” about the area he serves. In 1989 he was the policeman stationed at Havelock where he still lives, and he says: “The late Pat Hammond and the late Toot Morrison persuaded me that I was well known in the area, that people knew me and I was a good community man.” He believes that is still true. He says he has been fighting for the infrastructure of Marlborough for years, as well as for individual people who need help in understanding the working of council. “That has been a big part of my role.” Working as a team member is vital he says - and with staff who have the memory of why decisions were made. “To understand, to move forward is my aim.” He is one of three Marlborough Sounds Ward councillors, where the three work as a team and “his” area covers communities in the Havelock, Pelorus sound, French Pass and D’Urville island areas. The other two cover Picton and Queen

Charlotte Sounds. He says, however, that while you work for your area, you can’t win all the time. “You just accept that and try again.” He plans to do that on the admittedly expensive issue of roading in the Kenepuru and French Pass areas. “It’s absolutely vital, but some councillors are against it.” Such battles don’t stop him believing that this council is very effective and he likes the way it works. He takes particular issue with fellow councillor Jessica’s Bagge’s comment in the Sun last Friday that decisions can be made in back rooms after meetings . “Just rubbish. You go in to relax after a council meeting and you might discuss issues, but it does not go beyond that point.” It is fair enough, he says that new councillors ask questions. “But first of all you listen and learn. Then ask. “It takes two to three years to master the workings of legislation from example. You can’t do it in five minutes.” Graeme’s worked with another contentious new councillor Jamie Arbuckle on resource consents and is admiring of the way he has changed and grown since the Sheard hearing and subsequent report. “He thinks. And you’ve got to move on.” As he looks ahead to the prospect of another term, he says his philosophy is summed up in the Maori

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Watson’s application declined Leads to flasher Justice Minister Judith Collins yesterday announced the Governor-General has declined Scott Watson’s application for the Royal prerogative of mercy. “After thorough consideration of all the relevant material, I advised the GovernorGeneral that Mr Watson’s application be declined,” Ms Collins said. Mr Watson was convicted of murdering Ben Smart and Olivia Hope who were last seen boarding a yacht in Endeavour Inlet in the early hours of January 1 1998. Following unsuccessful appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council claiming his innocence, Mr Watson ap-

plied to the Governor-General for exercise of the Royal prerogative of mercy. “In 2009 the Ministry of Justice engaged Kristy McDonald QC to provide advice on Mr Watson’s application,” Ms Collins says. Ms McDonald considered not only Mr Watson’s original application, but also additional material that was provided by Mr Watson and his legal team between the submission of his original application and December 2012. Ms McDonald concluded that nothing provided in support of his application created a real risk that he was wrongfully convicted. If you suffer

Blenheim Police are sure the matter of the Blenheim flasher will be resolved in the near future. “We are following a number of leads,” said Barbara Dunn, communications manager for the Tasman Police district. The man, who has been exposing himself to young women in the Pollard Park area, is described as a Caucasian in his twenties, with a scruffy appearance. He is believed to have changed his hair colour recently. Senior sergeant Peter Payne said while the man’s behaviour was alarming, police had no indication that he posed any physical threat to the public. Anyone approached by a person acting in an inappropriate manner should contact police immediately on 111 he said. They would also like to hear from any witnesses who have not yet fromreported Back the or incident. Neck Pain then


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Police continue to seek suspects Story by Celeste Lodewyk Police have made one arrest in relation to the assault on an 18-year-old on the Taylor River Bank on June 28, but are still appealing to the group of young people who witnessed the incident to come forward. Sarah Hughes, the mother of the victim went public last week in an effort to find those who were responsible for the attack which left her son with serious facial injuries requiring surgery. Speaking to the Sun yesterday after arriving home from Hutt Hospital, Sarah said her son was treated for fractures and nerve damage after being punched and kicked about the head while on the ground.

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Sarah has passed on information to the Police uncovered from her inquiries. “Through my social media appeals and people who have contacted me I have passed on the names of five people from the group as well as contacts for two of them. “I just want these people to come forward and own up to what they have done. I know who they are and their details are with the Police but it’s just a matter of waiting now,” she said. A Police spokesperson told the Sun yesterday that further inquiries are being carried out and Police still want to speak to the several members of the group who witnessed the incident as soon as possible.

Arm the Reckless takes top honours Continued from page 1 “I has been a personal goal of mine to win the Smokefreerockquest for three years so when we formed our band we worked really hard at polishing our performance and stage presence, and it’s paid off,” Mitch told the Sun. Arm the Reckless has recently released its five track EP and has to date written eight songs. The next stage for the band is to record a 15 minute video which will be sent to Smokefreerockquest for finalist judging. Solo/duo section winner Lee Stuart (17) from Marlborough Girls’ College was thrilled with her win and has been playing piano since she was 10. It was her fourth time at Smokefreerockquest. “I’d always tried to go for a more pop sound but this time I decided to stick to my roots in jazz and I put as much soul into it as I could.” Second place in the band category went to 8Bit Dreams from Queen Charlotte College, made up of Tarn Greenlaw (drums), Aidan

On Monday July 8, at 12.45 pm, there was an accident on State Highway I at Redwood Pass when a ute and a car collided. Two ambulances attended and four patients were treated. Three ocupants, including a 10-month-old baby admitted to Wairau for observation, were taken to hospital. The other two were a 26-year-old woman and a 63-yearold man, the woman with minor chest injuries and the man with neck and shoulder injuries, also minor.

Million visitors The Wither Hills Farm Park tracks have recorded their millionth visitor since accurate c o u nt i ng b ega n i n 19 93. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman says the walking and cycling tracks are the town’s most popular recreational facilities. Each week, at least three thousand people are walking the paths while another 400 mountain bikers use the mountain bike tracks. Council amenities officer Robin Dunn says magnetic track counters were installed at several main access points in 1993, providing better information about user numbers.

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Local cyclists ready for Glasgow Photos by James Blakiston Story by Celeste Lodewyk A Night of Kiwiana was held on Saturday night as a fundraiser for local boys Callum Saunders and Quinn Karwowski who are heading to Glasgow for the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships next month. To date an incredible $30,000 Pete Halligan talks with Callum Saunders and Quinn Karwowski at Saturday has been raised by supporters and members of the community, said night's fundraiser, A Night of Kiwiana.

Callum’s father Sturrock Saunders. Silent and live auctions were held which were well supported by the 250 who attended. “The result and feedback from Saturday evening has been great and we thank everyone for their contribution, it was a great night.” Callum and Quinn leave Blenheim today to join the nine-strong team competing in the new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from August 7 to 11.

“This championship is the pinnacle event for Callum and Quinn who are in really good form. “They have raced at the Oceania Track Cycling Championship and the Youth Olympics in the last 12 months but haven’t got to where they want just yet, so Glasgow is a trip they are really looking forward to. “They have high expectations which is great,” Sturrock said.

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lifestyles. It carries with it key messages of attending school regularly, goal setting, staying fit and healthy, and having fun without tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, while providing an opportunity to be part of a professional performing arts event that will provide a lasting memory. Stage Challenge has partnered with the Ministry of Youth Development to host the three production workshops to be held between 4pm till 6pm in Blenheim on August 14, in Picton on August 15 and in Nelson on August 16.

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Thousands of books sold for charity Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Thousands of pre-loved books were sold at the weekend when the Cancer Society Marlborough held its Midwinter Book Sale fundraiser at the McKendry Motors Showroom. Despite the wet weather, people of all ages, including young children visited the sale. They walked away with armloads and even large boxes of books at bargain prices. Organiser Margaret Tepania said she was overwhelmed with the generosity of donated books from the community and was thrilled with the amount of money raised. "We are still counting but the total will be around $6000 which is fantastic and we are so happy with the success of the book sale," she said. Money raised will go toward the services of the Cancer Society for the people of Marlborough. This is the second year that this sale has been run, and all left over books will be donated to the Blenheim Lions Club who will hold their own book sale later in the year. The next fundraising event for the Cancer Fox Bilsborough (2) peeps out from behind purchases at the Cancer Society's fundraising book sale at the Society is Daffodil Day on August 30. weekend. More photos page 18.

Free parking trial By Nikki Papatsoumas Free car parking will be introduced at the Wynen Street car (below) park on Thursdays. The parking is being trialed in a bid to encourage more people to shop in the central business district. Marlborough District Councillor Terry Sloan and a group of business owners are behind the idea, which is modelled off an initiative that took place in Nelson. Mr Sloan says he hopes the free car parking will

work as an incentive to get more people into the CBD. “We have got to try something. It’s a pretty tough time and whatever we can try and do to help businesses in the CBD is a good thing.” He says Thursday was chosen, because it is the day that the council takes in the least revenue from car parking. The free car parking will be trialed until the end of August, and will begin this week.

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The end of the beginning Photo and story by Glenise Dreaver On Saturday, Picton celebrated the successful end of stage one of the new Port Marlborough Pavilion. There was also a very real sense that the celebrations were just the end of the beginning. The opening at noon drew well over 100 guests, who braved gales and heavy rain to make their way to the building. Fortunately, just before Archdeacon Harvey Ruru blessed the pavilion and those who would use it now and in the future, the wind and rain stopped. Rita Powick presented the karanga, the welcome call, and Archdeacon Ruru then led those present on a circuit of the spacious, light-filled new hall. It was the end of a two-year odyssey for the organising committee, led by Graham Gosling. Those two years of hard work on the

community multi-purpose facility were acknowledged by all the speakers, including Kaikoura MP Colin King and Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman. But even as they celebrated, the committee members were already looking forward to raising their next million for Stage 2. That will include a gym, squash courts and a conference room that can be divided into two for break out rooms. Graham Gosling recognised the future generations who will use the complex when he invited youngsters to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Bunty Bunt, above, in his nineties and a former Spitfire and Hurricane pilot with a lifetime record of community service and leadership, cut the ribbon. He was supported by seven proud youngsters, representatives of their schools and sporting codes who will be the next generation to benefit.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: The anticipated birth of the royal baby is due any day, so we asked the

public what their guess would be on the gender, name and birth date.

Bev Ridder Blenheim I am guessing it will be a girl and the birth date will be July 7. For names I am sure they will use Diana as some part of the name.

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I will guess July 27 for the birth and I think it will be a boy. For names I think they will be really old fashioned like their own names and might use a name like Charles.

I’d say July 14. A girl. Probably called Victoria.

I think it’ll be a girl, born on July 23. Diana after William’s mum. And perhaps Elizabeth too that’s more traditional.

August 1, and it’ll be a girl. They’ll go wtih something traditional, but Diana will be in the mix. Anything fashionable would be too out there for a queen.

Josh Pope Blenheim I think it will be a boy and born on July 20. I imagine the name will be something normal and ‘royal’ like David or Michael. I don’t think they will have anything unique.

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Dear Ed, We don't need to look too far today to see political correctness is rife. Values have been turned inside out. Topsy, turkey stuff. I came across a UK commentator's thoughts on the matter. "What's right is wrong, what's wrong is politically correct, what's politically correct is right." Well said. Think about it all MPs. Don Coyote

Missing Dear Ed, Would the person or persons responsible for removing the strip of tar seal approximately four metres wide and 60 metres in length, between the Alfred Street roundabout and the Hutcheson Bridge, please return it immediately. This unnecessary stupidity has created a dangerous road safety issue for pedestrians, and increased the potential for a serious vehicle accident, as well as inflated our annual rates. Dumb Idea

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Compliance Dear Ed, In view of the current situation with the CCC and the goverment's international accreditation agency for building consents etc ( IAC), you might be interested to look at IAC's web site (Ministry of BIE) latest technical review report dated May 20 2013 concerning the MDC's level of compliance. In particular the various examples given of non-compliance and in particular the lack of compliance

of the emergency egress lighting of a primary school in Marlborough (example 6 from memory, not named, but I know of it or one other). I find it incredible that, as I understand it, compliance personnel have been seconded from MDC to CCC. The report, particularly the conclusions and recommendations makes interesting bed-time reading, unless you are contemplating building in Marlborough. C Smith

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Passing on a passion for singing Marlborough Boys’ College choral director Con O’Brien is building a musical heritage of note at the school. Here he talks to Glenise Dreaver about what drives his successful teaching career. The ever-growing number of singing successes profundo. “That’s very rare. It’s a beautiful, beautiful racked up by Marlborough Boys’ College student voice.” choirs has to draw attention to the musical passion of This year, the head boy (and captain of the first XIV) their choral teacher, Con O’Brien. Atu Moli is also a gifted singer. With him has come an Yet singing was not Con’s first musical choice. His influx of Pacific Island boys, bringing a big sound licentiate is in the violin. to the school’s premier choir No Girls Aloud. “I didn’t want to practice though Con’s hoping that interest and the day I got the qualification, I “These good singers are will spread to some of the put the violin down. I’ve never played Maori students. also often undertaking it since.“ “I am Maori myself But Con emerged as a singer at the service to the community. and I’m disappointed deepest level of his being, though you They also tend to have that more of them have to ask why he chooses to teach, haven’t yet joined. “ very good support from With Atu as a role rather than perform. He has done the performing thing, model, he says, their families.” for example taking the lead role in there is however, a Les Miserables for the Blenheim Musical Theatre in powerful message that you can be 1995, but for him the pinnacle of what he wanted to a leader, a top sportsman - and a do became to teach young people. singer. “I love it.” “These good singers are also And what he loves most of all is musical theatre. often undertaking service to the That’s not to say he doesn’t love opera – he does, and community. They also tend to some of his students have gone on to significant careers have very good support from on the operatic stage. their families.” “But I didn’t have the discipline. And I smoked. Family support includes Exactly what I tell my students not to do.” singing to children from the He instils that self discipline in his students though, time they are babies. It doesn’t both in their choral work in the school and in the matter at all if you can’t sing careers that some move on to. well, he says. “There’s James Rodgers. He’s doing very well on the Marlborough can count itself opera scene in New York. And Peter King. He sings fortunate that Con’s dedication with the New Zealand Opera Chorus.“ nurtures a culture of enjoyment Con also has his eye on another very promising singer of and excellence in singing. this year in Isaac van Velthooven. The choral successes are imHe still remembers Isaac’s beautiful treble voice and mediately apparent, but there is the way his own heart sank at the end of Isaac’s first another legacy of the love of year at school. singing, one that will have far“He went out the door and said “Bye”. And I thought reaching effects in many lives. ‘Oh no!’. The treble was, however, replaced with a true basso

Jesus Christ Superstar Con is now in the final stages of rehearsals for the combined colleges’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He has been guiding the chorus and principals through the score, a bigger task than usual because the show is completely sung. This is, he says, going to be an outstanding production and people should book their tickets now. The show opens at the Marlborough Civic Theatre on Tuesday August 6 and runs through to Saturday August 10 with a matinee on the Saturday afternoon.

The exciting new Mondrians Restaurant & Bar is now open BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER OPEN 7 DAYS For bookings and enquiries phone 03 520 6187 Cnr Alfred and Henry Streets, Blenheim

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Friday July 10, 2013


A fresh new look on Main Street

Create Your D ream H ome

When it comes to paint, wallpaper, curtains, blinds and flooring Guthrie Bowron is your local decorating specialist, and with their new Blenheim store now open for trading customers are guaranteed to receive the best in quality products and knowledgeable

service the team has to offer. Located at the corner of Main and Opawa Streets, Guthrie Bowron will work alongside you to achieve any decorating project. Call in to visit the newly built store and kick start those projects today.

Guthrie Bowron’s new store opens Over 1000 contemporary Tile Styles for indoors and outdoors from Heritage Tiles Guthrie Bowron Blenheim 40 Main Street, Blenheim Ph: (03) 578 7900

Blenheim's Guthrie Bowron store has never looked better after opening in its purpose built building on Main Street. The store opened on July 2 much to the delight of customers who, along with the staff, have eagerly anticipated seeing the more spacious, warm and bright new building located on the corner of Main and Opawa Streets. Owners Katrina and Colin Legg were thrilled with the move and said customers have been really positive.

"We started thinking about moving from our previous Seymour Street location in August of last year, so it's been a long process but we are so happy to finally be in the new building. "Our customers have been immensely supportive in the lead up to our move which we are truly appreciative of, and we hope that the Marlborough community will come and have a look for themselves," Katrina said. The new building is not only warm and

inviting, but its open layout provides more display area. "The best part is that there is loads of natural light which is great for colour consulting," Katrina said. Guthrie Bowron continues to offer its full range of services including colour consulting, free curtain quotes and carpet measures. Call in and see the friendly team and browse through the new store today.


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Friday July 10, 2013

A fresh new look on Main Street

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Be inspired with Guthrie Bowron Adorning the shelves in Guthrie Bowron's new Blenheim store is a range of beautiful giftware. To help inspire customers with their interior decorating, there are several displays throughout the store demonstrating how different colours, textures and patterns work together. To compliment their decor selection the newly extended giftware range displays everything from glassware and wall art through to ornaments and fragrant candles. In manchester there is an exciting collection of ottomans and good quality bedspreads. "We are focused on providing quality so we have put together range of displays showcasing these beautiful products. This helps to provide customers with ideas and inspiration for their own home decorating projects. "We want our customers to get the look they want, this is something we are passionate about," Katrina said.

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Friday July 10, 2013


A fresh new look on Main Street

Colour forecast for 2013 The 2013 colour forecast as predicted by Dulux, one of Guthrie Bowron's leading brands has directed colour consultants toward "the dusty pastels of Impressionist paintings, quirky tones inspired by the Fifties and a touch of fluro bright". According to the forecast there's a move towards colour layering at home, including different shades of pastels across the walls of one room or bold orange and pinks sitting side by side on furniture. A trend to look out for this year is the move towards using small flashes of colour rather than painting the entire space. The forecast for 2013 draws on the themes of “movement”, “social change”, “people power”, and the march of the digital age. It explores how colour is shifting and changing in modern times Dulux’s other palettes for 2013 are: Empower: Mostly blue and blue-

green hues that show the power of colour on masse. This range is designed to inspire openness, truth, and communication. Merge: Evoking nostalgia with a new twist, this range includes natural stone colours such as Camel Hide, Persimmon, or Terracotta Chip. Blur: A daring and bold palette of pinks with purple contrasts through to near-red oranges. These warm and vibrant hues are designed to create excitement as they’re used together. Seek: Recalling a range of eras whose popularity have worn and faded but are now back in trend, these colours represent objects that have been inherited, salvaged, or hand made. Rise: Influenced by the Japanese design aesthetic, this palette explores neo-pastel hues conveying serenity and comfort. Though seemingly minimalist, the soft tones are punctuated by brighter gelato hues of green and blue.

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Wednesday July 10, 2013

Keep it Local

Here at The Sun we pride ourselves on supporting our local community. That’s why we’re running our ‘Keep it Local’ campaign once a month promoting locally owned businesses. The last year has been a challenging time for most businesses. There has never been a more important time to shop locally, putting your money back into your community. So support your local businesses and ‘Keep it Local’

Power Boat Centre

The Woodbourne Tavern Nick James Excavations

Spending time on the water is part of the kiwi way of life, something Powerboat Centre owner Richard Gilbert understands and specialises in. Havi ng owned t he Powerboat Centre for more than 20 years Richard has built his business upon his own extensive knowledge and experience in boating. Through the Powerboat Centre Richard and his team provide sales and service for powerboats and outboard motors as well as a broad range of boating accessories. “We service and repair all brands of outboard motors but in particular we specialise in Honda, Evinrude and Yamaha. Nothing is a problem for us,” Richard says. New to the Powerboat Centre is an updated service vehicle equipped with a mobile workshop. This allows service staff to reach customers all over Marlborough. “All our service work is guaranteed,” he says. Winter special! Powerboat Centre is discounting its service work by offering NO mileage charge on jobs carried out in Havelock, Picton and Waikawa. To find out more contact the team at Powerboat Centre.

“From one family to another, we welcome you to t he Woodbourne Tavern & Motels.” Affectionately known as ‘the Woody’, the Renwick based Speights pub, sports bar and restaurant is a favourite amongst locals and visitors and plays host to many great events throughout the year. The current owners Richard, Rowan and Stacey have been in business here since January 2010. The Woody has continued to go from strength to strength providing customers with a range of services including accomodation in the modern motels, dining in their family bar and restaurant, live sports games on large screens in the bar, a fully serviced TAB and a gaming room featuring 18 machines. The Woody is open Monday to Sunday from 7:30am until late and makes the ideal location to host private events such as birthdays, club events and even weddings. Meals at the Woody are not only hearty and delicious but they are affordable too. Daily specials include Roast of the Day, fish of the day (sourced fresh and locally) and the Woody’s popular Lamb Shanks with potato mash and peas. “We look forward to welcoming you at the Woody.”


When it comes to civil engineering and construction work Nick James Excavations makes quick work out of the biggest jobs. Owned and operated by Nick James (Nick the Digger) the business was founded on his 40 years experience in the engineering and agriculture industries in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. No job is too big or small and range from demolition and site clearance right through to earth-moving, irrigation work and on-site top soil and gravel screening. New to the business are two pieces of important machinery being imported by Nick, a five foot long hydraulic hedge cutting attachment for the mini digger, and a rotary powered soil screening bucket for the larger digger. “The hedge cutter includes an adjustable swivel bracket which allows the operator to cut hedges behind fences, and the screening bucket is so versatile and is ideal for demolition, top soil, waste, compost and recycling applications,” Nick says. The new equipment is due to arrive this month so to find out more contact Nick James Excavations today. for ideas and inspiration for ideas and inspiration

“I LOVE my new Mastercraft “I LOVE my Kitchen” new Mastercraft Kitchen” Mastercraft Kitchens by Cantwell Joinery 15 Bristol Street, Riverlands, Blenheim Mastercraft Kitchens by Cantwell Joinery 15 Bristol Street, Riverlands, Blenheim Come and see us for a free consultation, great advice, and award winning design. Come and see us for a free consultation, great advice, and award winning design.

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Live MuSic at tHe Woody Specialists in all aspects of Transportation of wide range of products including: • Concrete Panels • Construction sites • Tanks and more PHONE: 579 5753 I MOBILE: 027 433 4024 Email: Marlborough owned and operated

• Radiators • Oil coolers • Heat exchangers • Inter coolers 44 Main St, Blenheim • Phone 578 8176 anytime

• Karaoke Friday 28th June at 8pm • Helter Skelter Saturday 13th July at 8pm.


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Wednesday July 10, 2013

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Rolling Hills White Button Mushrooms 400g


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Anchor Butter 500g


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$ 75 each

Wattie’s Hearty Soup Range 535g

Cold Power Ultra Laundry Powder Range 1kg For a limited time

Spend over $40, fill out the entry form and each week one lucky customer in each supermarket will have this month's power/gas bill paid back. Terms and conditions apply. See instore for details or go to Competition runs 24 June 2013 to 21 July 2013.

Prices apply from Wednesday 10th July to Sunday 14th July 2013, or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits specified apply per customer per day. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Product range may vary from store to store. Proprietary brands not for resale.* Price shown already includes discount of half price or more and is based on a non-promotional price that may vary between stores.



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Wednesday July 10, 2013

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VIENINGS: Pierre and Emma are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first born girl Chloé (9lb 1oz, 55cm long) on July 4, 2013 at 4:44am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Gerry Lawson for her care throughout and Hilda and maternity staff for their support in hospital. Both well.

HAMMOND: Sydney is proud to announce the safe arrival of her baby girl born July 7, 2013 at 6:45pm at Wairau Hospital weighing 8lb 2oz. A little sister for Phoebe and Sebastian. Special thanks to midwives Tash and Marian and all the staff at Ward One.

On our initial visit we will determine how often your unit requires maintenance, and offer future scheduled service for peace of mind. An estimated price for servicing a single unit in the Blenheim district is $70.00 including GST. Grey power discounts apply.

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BRADLEY: Fi and Neil are delighted and proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Isabella Jane Bradley. Bella arrived on Saturday, June 29 at 7:29 pm weighing 2.45 kgs. A huge thanks to Helen Crampton and the amazing theatre team at Wairau hospital. To the core midwives at Ward One thank you so much for your care. A special thank you goes to our fantastic midwife Carole Thompson, the outstanding care you gave us throughout the entire pregnancy was above and beyond. Photo provided.

KING: Darryl and Vicky are excited to announce the safe arrival of Alton Eli Cousins (8lb 5oz) at 10:24pm on July 1, 2013 at Wairau Hospital. Jessica is stoked to have a baby brother. Big thanks to Gwen and the Ward One team. Thank you Jesus.

KENNAR: Lafi and Mekita are proud to announce the safe arrival of their seventh child, Gwendolynna Lassey (8lb 1oz) born July 2, 2013 at 10:26pm at Wairau Hospital. A sister for Morgan, Esther, Ralph, Mahonneyrai, Penvau and Thomas. Special thanks to midwife Gwen Costello and all the staff at Ward One.

PLEASE NOTE Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are: DAILY at 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 7pm

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Wednesday July 10, 2013

Womens ® Refuge

Awareness Week 2013 July 15 - 22

Supporting the women who need us “Give her voice and help her be heard”. This is the catch-cry of the Women’s Refuge July 2013 campaign. July is the Women’s Refuge Awareness and Appeal month and it is the hope that the community can be educated about domestic violence while fundraising to supports the refuges operating costs. Marlborough Women’s Refuge manager Rachel Black said they were only around 62 percent government funded, so in order to continue its operations grants and donations were crucial. “The community has showed amazing support to us by donating household

goods and clothing which we really appreciate, and we are hoping that this year’s Appeal will be a success,” she said. Demand on the Marlborough Women’s Refuge has increased, particularly in the past three months Rachel said. “It has been really busy due to an increase in family violence. There are a lot of contributing factors including the economy. “It’s not just abuse, there is a lot of financial hardship where families are finding it difficult putting food on the table and paying bills which add to the stress and tension.


“These are no excuse for violence but they certainly don’t help,” she said. There are many ways to donate and help support the vital services provided by the Marlborough Women’s Refuge. • Make a donation to street collectors around Marlborough on July 19 and 20 • Online – at • Facebook – womensrefugenz • By phone - Call 0900 REFUGE to automatically donate $10 • By text - Text HOPE to 2447 to automatically donate $3 (only available during July)

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Violence is never your fault – it’s the abuser’s There are many common myths about domestic violence – such as ‘Why doesn’t she just leave?’ – but female and child victims don’t ‘ask for it’, and no one deserves to be abused. The responsibility for both the abuse and the personal changes needed to stop the behaviour lies firmly with the abuser. Domestic violence is about a systematic pattern of coercive control punctuated by physical, sexual, emotional or financial violence that leaves the victim intimidated, hurt and fearful for her life, and the lives of her family. Domestic violence is not limited to any demographic. It happens in rural and urban areas, within all age, religious and ethnic groups, and across all socio-economic groups. It can happen between people who are married, in de facto relationships or just dating. Domestic violence happens in same sex relationships, too. The Domestic Violence Act 1995 legally protects anyone in a domestic relationship from violence: married couples; unmarried couples; gay and lesbian couples; children; family; anyone in a close relationship; and flatmates and others who may share accommodation from violence. There are other relevant laws also in place to protect your rights.

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advocacy services provided by women. So when you’re ready, phone us any time of the day or night, and we can show you how to create a better, safer future. We are always here for you.

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Women’s Refuge, Sexual Assault Resource Centre Marlborough • 24/7 crisis support • Safe emergency accommodation • Referrals to lawyers, counsellors and other supporting agencies • Supporting women and children in our community • Education programmes for women and children • Advocating and information about legal rights, protection orders, benefits, housing

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Wednesday July 10, 2013

Cancer Society Book Sale

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out & about

Cancer Society Marlborough held their midwinter book sale fundraiser over the weekend which was strongly supported by the community.

 Joan and Chris Farrow first donated books to the sale, then further supported it by purchasing more.

 Margaret Tepania of the Cancer Society sells a box of books to Jo Prigm ore.

 Christine Jellyman pictured during her second trip to the book sale.

Endeavour Park pavilion opening Celebrations in Picton on Saturday

se Prendeville of Port the key benefactors: Ro bury  Representing some of ore, trustees of the Canter Mo an  “Lifetime Pictonites”: Dorothy Raha ary Wells and Bri raha and Marlborough with Rosem Raymond Smith supported the ope st. ning of the pavilion. Tru ity Commun

 Rain-spattered but undeterred - Vicki Eastgate and Faye Doig of Picton celebrated the opening of the new pavilion.

Renwick Pre-school

Children at the Renwick Preschool were enjoying their Monday morning with fun and learning.

Soper and r Eulalia D’Mello, Jemima  Olivia Curtis-Gill, teache Piper Alexander.

 Nikora Campbell, teacher Jyotika Barron and Nathan Barrie.

Deri, Maddison

 Isobel O’Brien, Indie Co dy, teacher Leah Greave s and Lilly Cody.

Any of our “out & about” photos can be purchased at the Sun Newspaper office.

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Wednesday July 10, 2013


community notices

death notices

death notices

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

HOWE, Roseina May-Belle, 09 July, 1930 - 06 July 2013. Suddenly and peacefully at Wairau Hospital. Wife of the late James Howe, very much loved mother and mother-in-law of Gai and David, Jill and Lance, Stuart and Morena and Annie. Grandmother to James, Brendon, Tamzin, Indi and Lani. A graveside service for Roseina will be held at Tua Marina Cemetery, 1.30pm Thursday July 11. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

MUSGROVE, Evan William, QSM: On Monday July 8, 2013 peacefully, at Blenheim. In his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Nancy, much loved father and father-inlaw of Alex and Jan, Fiona, and Karen and Gordon Mitchell. A loved Grandad of Jackie and Hayley; and Scott, Kate and Glenn. A treasured Great Grandad. Messages to c/- 18 Westhaven Place, Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to Kathy and the team of Waterlea Rest Home and Maxwell Care for all their care and support. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimers Marlborough would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to 8 Wither Road, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Evan will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Henry Street, at 11 a.m. Friday July 12, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Bingo/Housie Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 3 supers 1 of $1000, raffles and meals from 5.30pm Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra

Family/Whanau For 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 Clean, tidy and good quantity donations of Bric Brac, Linen, Books, Produce, Craft, Furniture and Jewellery required. Ph 5794686

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: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

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 Peoples Sunday Market Market Place Plants, books, secondhand clothing, jewellery, pine cones, collectables and general goods. Stall sites $5 Ph 578 7918

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

X.W.H.S Ex Wairau Hospital Staff from all departments. Welcome to luncheon at Marblorough Club. Tuesday 23rd July 11.30am. R.S.V.P to 578 6524

Please see community services on the classified page (pg 21)

JOHNSTON, Phillip Bruce (Bill): On June 19, 2013 peacefully, at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 56 years. Dearly loved son of the late Noel and Betty, loved brother and brother-inlaw of Shirley and the late John Knudsen (Blenheim) Karen Jackson (Kerikeri), and Monette and the late Dennis Johnston. A loving uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to 153 Weld Street Blenheim 7201. A memorial service for Phillip (Bill) will be held in the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim at 2.00pm Saturday July 13. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

DACOMBE, Maurice David (Morrie), Reg No. 4311395 RNZAF: On July 7 2013, passed away, peacefully, at Hospice Marlborough, after a short illness. In his 89th year. Dearly loved husband of Joy and the late Daphne, loved father and father-in-law of David and Pam (Rangiora), John and Christine (Australia), Glenys and Warren Core (Australia), Sonya (Christchurch), Robert and Liz Dann (Auckland), Penny (Robyn) Dann (Auckland), and the late Keith. A dearly loved Grandad and Great Grandad. Messages to 27 Tereice Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of both Wairau Hospital and Hospice Marlborough. A service for Maurice (Morrie) will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am Saturday July 13, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

COLLETT, Lillian Patricia (Pat): Passed away, peacefully, on July 6 2013 at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 87 years. Beloved wife of Bert for over 70 years, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Jenny and Peter Burgess (Carters Beach), Maureen Mead (Nelson), and Roger and Heather. Beloved Nana of all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Muriel and Tom Mackle. Messages to the Collett Family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A service for Pat will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, 2pm Wednesday July 10, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 MILHAM, Beryl: On July 4, 2013, peacefully at Hospice Marlborough. Cherished daughter of the late Peg and Vic Cooper. Dearly loved wife, for 53 years, of Garry, and mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Shona, Tony and Rosie, Steve and Jan, Haylee and Ian and the late Peter. Nana to Jason, Amber, Jessica, Royce, Stacey, Fabian, Jamie, Reece, Tayla, William and Oliver and Great Nana to four. Very much loved sister and sister in law to Mike and Linane, Fred and Cindy, Terry and Mary, Robert and Sharon the late Margaret. So many wonderful memories for all your friends and family. We will miss you always and speak of you often. Messages to Garry and family at 5 Russell Street Picton 7220. In lieu of flowers please remember Beryl with a donation to the Hospice Marlborough Trust P O Box 411 Blenheim 7240, who cared for Beryl so wonderfully. Join us to celebrate Beryl’s life at the Picton Union Parish Church, Picton at 2.00 p.m. Wednesday 10 July, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


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Sport Queen Charlotte Relay Marlborough Harriers will host the Queen Charlotte Relay on Saturday September 21. The first entry for the event has already arrived from Nelson. It is limited to 80 teams in eight grades and entries close on September 13. The grades inclue walkers and social (mixed). Entry forms are available at Spokesman Avanti Plus, Mitchell Spor t spower or t h roug h t he Marlborough Harrier Club website Start times: 11.30am Walkers – 1pm runners. Marlborough Harrier Club will have first call on members for the club entries, and if you want to be in a club team for the Club you have to be a financial member. Please contact Steve Olsen at nz or phone 5727216.

Soccer cancelled

Picton Football Club had to cancel the planned fixtures on the Endeavour Park soccer grounds on Saturday. While the teams were all pumped and ready to go on their new turf, because of the waterlogged nature of the ground the matches had to be cancelled. The Waitohi Rugby Club was able to play on the other side of the stadium for its only game this year, but the soccer players needed to protect their new home ground for the rest of the season.

Marlborough Women’s Triathlon This year’s popular Women’s Triathlon, to be held on Sunday December 1, will be run by Mark Grammer, an international multisport athlete and Lance Spencer, who are partners in Marlborough Sport Development. They currently run the Cuddon Cycling junior programme and organised the Anakiwa Triathlon, the Michael Huntley Memorial Triathlon and the Marlborough Quadrathon earlier this year.

Story and photo’s by Chris Tobin An upset looked possible for the Marlborough Boys’ College first XV against St Bede’s College in Christchurch last Saturday. St Bede’s, leaders in the Press Cup, had not been beaten on their home ground in 61 matches going back to May 2007. However, they were pushed all the way by a never-saydie Ma rlborough team which had tipped over seven times Press Cup winners, Christchurch Boys’ High School in Blenheim the week before. Cheered on by a large contingent of Marlborough supporters who had travelled south for the match, MBC was level pegging with St Bede’s at halftime, 10-all. St Bede’s nudged ahead with a successful penalty but  soon after Levi Brunton scored a fine try for MBC which put the visitors in the

lead for the first time, 15-13. The St Bede’s supporters went silent as a boilover looked possible but MBC’s propensity to give away penalties proved costly and St Bede’s kicker Jamayne Isaako was successful again with a penalty. However, a St Bede’s forward was yellowcarded not long after and it seemed MBC could take advantage of this situation. Instead, St Bede’s scored; with the try converted and the score was out to 23-15. However, MBC was not finished and  Chad Ternent ran in a fine try which Abe Rood converted and it was now 23-22. In the closing stages St Bede’s played for territory.  MBC, in trying to run out of their own 22, coughed up yet another penalty and the final score ended St Bede’s 26, MBC 22. MBC plays Christ’s College in Christchurch on Saturday.

Above) Marlborough Boys’ on attack. (Right) Levi Brunton scores a spectacular diving try for Marlborough Boys’ College against St Bede’s on Saturday.

Draw on waterlogged Endeavour ground Story and photo by Glenise Dreaver Waitohi’s Premier Rugby team had a 25-all draw with their close rivals Central in their first game on their new ground at Endeavour Park on Saturday. This match was a special, played in honour of the Port Marlborough Pavilion opening. The Picton team will play their final home game back at the Waitohi grounds next weekend and may move to Endeavour Park in 2014. The sun came out for the occasion, though there had been heavy rain that left the ground waterlogged. Club president Robin Beattie said despite the condition of the grounds, the day was “brilliant”. “The whole day was just magic.” They would be continuing work with the council to improve remaining issues with drainage, he said.

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There had already been a lot of drainage work done by the Council, he said. The last technique, sand splitting, had only been done on the main ground and that was “not too bad”. There were, however, very waterlogged areas where that work had not been done, in the dead ball areas and at the edges of the ground he said. “It may take a year or so to get right, and there is the issue of funding, but I am confident it will happen.” Crafar Crouch Waitohi may meet Biddy Kate’s Central again this season, depending on how each team fares in the semi finals again for the Marlborough premier club rugby competition grand final. Like the semi-finals, it will be played at Lansdowne Park This means that the Endeavour Park ground will not be used again this season.

Crafar Crouch Waitohi played Biddy Kate’s Central on Saturday in a game that tested the gritty determination of both sides.

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