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By Kristy Martin Jamie Arbuckle believes his three years’ experience as a councillor has given him the edge he needs to topple long-time Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman. Throwing his hat into the ring yesterday, Mr Arbuckle declared he will once again stand for mayor and council, as he did in the last Local Body Elections. “People told me last time they would not vote for me because I had no experience,” he told the Sun. “I’m confident I will poll well.”

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Mr Arbuckle, now 33, surprised everybody back in 2010 by becoming the highest polling candidate and the youngest member of Marlborough District Council. Even he admits he had “no idea” what he was doing back then, but says he was forced to learn the ropes, and fast. “I was talking about issues I had no idea about, but I now have three years of experience and I know that there is a process and that you’ve got to take the other councillors with you on an issue. “It is a team game.” Continued page 3

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Ready for another term This is the twelfth of a series of interviews with sitting MDC councillors. “Yes, I’m standing again,” says Marlborough Sounds Ward councillor Trevor Hook. He was one of the eight new councillors who swept into the MDC in the last election and he says it was both a challenging and rewarding time. It was, he said, challenging to learn about how the organisation worked in terms of its structures processes and procedure. “And rewarding, especially working with the staff who are so dedicated, knowledgeable and professional.” For a first timer, his responsibilities have been considerable, focussing on areas of economic development as well as the needs of his ward. The deputy chair of the environmental

committee, he has also chaired the Sounds Advisory Group, and shared chairing the Picton Forum with fellow Sounds councillor David Oddie. He’s also particularly enjoyed his role with the ‘Smart and Connected’ programme. “I felt privileged to be a part of that,” he said. The job is, he says, time consuming. “But the business Jan and I run here in the Sounds, Te Mahia, is now established and still growing.” He is also chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen Charlotte College. Time management is, he says, the key. “And they do say that if you want something done, you ask a busy person.” Despite the Hook’s own suc-

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cessful business background, some might find his focus on business surprising given a masters degree in environmental management, his training as a guidance counsellor, 12 years as a teacher and six years working for DOC on Mana Island. “It’s about looking at balance, including environmental and social aspects.” The early difficult days of the new council, when allegations

of corruption surfaced, followed by an independent enquiry, he said he just focussed on listening and learning. However, looking back he said, it was healthy. “There’s nothing wrong with debate.” Concerns about lack of gender representation and councillors’ ages he says, are not important. “It’s about ability, passion and the desire for the good of the region. The rest doesn’t matter.”

Vineyard worker charged over CBD assault Police have charged a vineyard worker for the serious assault of a 44-year-old man who was found unconscious in Blenheim last month. The injured man was located on a Queen St footpath about 7am on July 28.He had suffered serious wounds to the head. But this week Marlborough Police arrested and charged a 25-year-old vineyard worker for wounding with intent and aggravated robbery.

Police said the arrest was the result of an extensive investigation involving staff from both the General Duties Branch and the Criminal Investigation Branch. The investigation had been greatly assisted with the use of the CCTV system in the Blenheim CBD, information from the public and assistance from the media, they said. The injured man remains in Wairau Hospital with serious injuries, including

brain damage. He is yet to be formally interviewed by police. Detectives and uniformed police executed a search warrant late on Tuesday, which lead to the 25-year-old’s arrest and they also seized a number of items for forensic testing. The vineyard worker was due to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Wednesday for his first appearance. Police said the investigation was ongoing.


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Mayoral candidates begin campaigning Continued from page 1 “That being said, I’ve learnt to still voice my opinion, even if I am the only one, because at the end of the day I am there to represent my constituents.” His time in office has been controversial, particularly when he raised allegations of corruption, which led to the release of the Sheard report. But he refused to stand down, even after other councillors suggested he do so. Mr Arbuckle is joined by Fairhall farmer Richard Feather in the mayoral race. Mr Feather, who says he nominated early to encourage others to do the same, is keen to stamp out rates rises and says he would save money in other areas, such as “stopping all court action and going back to mediation.” The 59-year-old is outspoken on a num-


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ber of controversial issues, particularly the Blenheim theatre development and the King Salmon expansion. “I would find a way for King Salmon to extend their operation to bring employment to the area,” Mr Feather said. “This I consider progress. “And I want people to know that I do not support the theatre – wrong place, wrong time.” He says he doesn’t care if these issues cost him votes. Mayor Alistair Sowman has welcomed the competition. But, he says, his experience and proven track record will stand him in good stead. “We need sound, sensible and experienced leadership,” he said. “I have demonstrated that I can lead council, and lead a stable council, and that is the most important thing.”

Concert to aid broadway dream By Kristy Martin Being accepted into the Royal Academy of Music in London is a dream come true for Bridget Costello, who aims to one day perform on broadway. The Auckland singer, whose strong family ties to Blenheim make it her “second home”, is hoping to raise money for her tuition fees and living costs, so she will be performing a concert at St Andrews church on August 25. Bridget’s one year Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre begins next month, but she will also have evening and weekend rehearsals, making it impossible for her to work.

“I am the fourth New Zealander in 20 years to be accepted on this course and one of 15 females selected for the 2013-14 intake,” Bridget explained. “I’m so excited. I went over last December to audition and stayed there for three months. “I just fell in love with London, so I’m really excited to get back there.” Bridget, 23, began ballet dancing at three and took up singing lessons at 10. She is trained in opera and classical singing and completed a Bachelor of Music at the New Zealand School of Music. A keen dancer as well, musical

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Swamp Thing Southern Tour Rotorua based Swamp Thing are heading on their first Southern Tour for August 2013. Now is your chance to see them this Saturday August 10 at 8pm at the Dharma Burns Club in the Wairau Valley, Blenheim. Michael Barker (drums, percussion, key bass, vocals), a former member of the John Butler Trio and touring drummer for Tim Finn and Split Enz, formed the power blues/roots duo Swamp Thing with Grant Haua (vocals, guitar) in 2010. These two unique musicians share a wealth of experience to craft blues flavoured music with a deep groove and soulful spook.

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Golfer’s World owners seek new location By Kristy Martin This is the last weekend kids will get to ride the motocross track at Golfer’s World, which is closing down to make way for a vineyard. Owners Jo Higgins and Michael Fairhall said many in the community were devastated by the news Blenheim’s mini golf, driving range and paintball target centre would close. “A lot of people are gutted that we are closing down, but we are looking for about five acres of land so that we can relocate,” Ms Higgins said. “There is nowhere else in town kids can go to for mini golf and paintball target shooting Jo Higgins says Golfer’s World will so it is a loss for the community.” close in 6 weeks to make way for a The motocross track is first patch of land to be cleared to make way for the grapes, but vineyard.

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Ms Higgins wanted to stress that the business would remain open for a further six weeks. “We’ve already closed the golf course and the motocross track will go next week, but we want people to know we are still open.” The land, on SH1 south of Blenheim, was sold back in May, which was unfortunate for Ms Higgins and her partner who have been there for five years. “We own the business but not the land unfortunately. “But it is not the new owners' fault. They have been great and very helpful. “We are hoping council has some land available and we are just waiting to hear back from them. "We've got our fingers crossed."

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What rubbish north & south islands getting Maori names as Im wondrin all the very high well. I’ll be sticking to north & power bills . . . Cud it b heat pumps south for sure... most homes hav these days? Prob beta 2 buy firewood an hav cosy woodburner, even wetback ! Light all night A few years back we backed on to Horton park and the Netball mag shop park lights were often left on Huge thanks to John at The Magazine Shop for fantastic cus- once I got Alistair Sowmans tomer service every time I go home number and kept ringing it in - its a pleasure to go into your we got action to get them turned off David shop! Jane Roberts

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Dear Ed, I have just received a notice from Marlborough District Council to state they have intentions of re-zoning an area west of Blenheim for residential. How irresponsible can Marlborough District Council be! to even consider spoiling good fertile farm land ! after the amount they

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Kids in kapa haka comp By Kristy Martin Five Blenheim schools will battle it out at the “Te Huinga Whet?” regional kapa haka competitions next week. Kapa haka is traditional Maori song and dance, which, according to the event’s organisers, teaches children co-ordination and discipline, as well as team work. “It’s all about choreography and how fluent they are,” said Nan Chadwick of Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui Culture Council, who is running the event. “There will be about 14 teams in total, intermediates down to primary school.” Although a regular event, the kapa haka competition has not been held in Blenheim for more than a decade so the local community is buzzing with excitement. “We haven’t had it here for about 12 years,” Ms Chadwick said. “We called for it to come back

Students at Redwoodtown School practice the kapa haka with teacher Rebekah Schriek.

because it was flourishing here and the kids really enjoyed it.” Local schools, including Redwoodtown, have been practising their dances since the start of the year. “Te Huinga Whet?” will be held at the Marlborough Boys College next Friday August 16 Doors open at 8.30am and tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students under 16 and $25 for families.

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Wine conference returns Regional director The largest wine industry conference in New Zealand, Romeo Bragato, will return to Blenheim later this month. The success of the event last year led the New Zealand Winegrowers Association to decide to bring the conference back to the Marlborough Convention Centre. Last year’s conference saw more than 500 winemakers, grape-growers and other industry professionals arrive in town for the three-day event. The event will run from August 2830 and features wine tastings, mot ivat iona l speakers and the annual wine awa r d s c e remony.

appointments for DOC The Department of Conservation has confirmed appointments of directors to lead its new North and Western South Island region. The new North and Western South Island region encompasses DOC’s current West Coast Tai Poutini and Nelson Marlborough Conservancies, taking in the West Coast, Nelson Tasman, Marlborough and Kaikoura. Mike Slater, currently the West Coast Conservator, has been appointed to the role of North and Western South Island Conservation Services Director

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- weekend event guide Friday 9 August Havelock Hotel Pig Hunt Starting today at 6am final weigh in 1.30pm to 4pm sunday 11th followed by prize giving at approximately 6pm 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! 1/2 price Sunday’s through August. 160th Anniversary Year 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.

Michael Barker formed the power blues/roots duo Swamp Thing with Grant Haua in 2010. These two unique musicians share a wealth of experience to craft blues flavoured music with a deep groove and soulful spook Southern Jam Youth Jazz Gala Concert at Marlborough Boys College 7.30pm showcases pieces from all the schools who are participating in this years event as well as featuring the 2013 All Stars Band. Marlborough Harriers- Club Road Champs at Alfa-lea, 300 Vickerman Street, Grovetown, Blenheim. The race brief will be at 1:45 pm and the first race will commence at 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate. Ph 035778307 Cell 021463922 Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First saturday of the month at 1.30pm - 4.30pm St John’s Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 57824 Blenheim Rotary Boot Sale Market every saturday 7am to noon. “I” site car park. For info Ph John 578 3918

Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434.

Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday and Wednesday. Monday 1 - 4pm. Building relationships, sharing skills and working on your own or community projects. Ph Gerry 5781835

Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888.

Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107

Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666.

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

Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283.

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

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 10 August Dharma Bums Club Wairau Valley Present “Swamp Thing” 8pm - Breakin’ The Ice and Headin South Tour. A former member of The John Butler Trio and touring drummer for Tim Finn and Split Enz ,

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

Sunday 11 August Scouts Jamboree Fundraiser Mini Golf Tournament Golfers World Riverlands. Just $10 will get you entry to the tournament, 2 paint balls to get closest to the target, 1 golf ball for the closest to the pin competition, sausage sizzle and drink. Family pass $30 Ph Dean Marshall 027 8143569 Marlborough Kennel Club Ribbon Parade Entries 10.15 judging 11am. All breeds recognised by NZ Kennel Club welcome. Held wet or fine. Canteen with

hot food, spectators welcome (no charge). Clubgrounds opposite Omaka Airfied. Ph Sharon 5785311 Ulysses Ride Short ride decide destination on day. Meet at railway Stn (south end) 12.45pm departing 1pm. Winter Farmers’ Market 10am - 12.30pm -Liz Davidson Park, Cnr Charles & Queen Streets,Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer Fresh, local and Marlborough grown sold by the producer. Abundant with seasonal fruit, vegetables, baking and much much more. The Peoples Sunday Market Winter location 10am Market Place (The Forum) Plants, Books, Jewellery, Pine Cones, Crafts. Sites $5 Ph 5787918

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 @ the roller skating rink Fun, music and skating! BYO skates $1 - skate hire $2. College Park Skating Rink, Stephenson St, 2pm - 4pm. Weather permitting.

UP & COMING EVENTS Magnificent Mozart New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) 13 August 7.30pm Marlborough Civic Theatre.

St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 09.30 Contact Rev Derek 03 578 3909 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 Pony Club @ Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776. Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.

Marlborough Guild of Woodworker s Bra ysh aw Par k, ope n wor ksh op 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the mon th. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.

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 books. Free admission.

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Double your money with Canterbury bells Canterbury bells, these musical bi-annual plants are perfect for planting with delphiniums, hollyhocks and snapdragons around borders and fences. The reason being, they all grow quite tall, to about 70cm high, so work well at filling up the ‘background’ where they add some height but won’t overshadow smaller plants. The fence or border will also help support your Canterbury

bells as they grow taller, otherwise you may need to stake them. Rose or cottage looking garden beds are also a good place to grow these violet, pink and purple plants because they like the same conditions – nice and sunny. When you’ve picked the perfect spot to plant, dig in a little compost and a well-balanced fertiliser like nitrophoska blue. This will help give your seedlings the right nutrition for a good kick-start.

• Vegetables: Make sure the garden is ready to be planted by adding compost and peat. Sprouted potatoes can be planted out later this month once the ground temperature has warmed up. Plant out Cabbages, Cauliflower, Broccoli. Make sure to put Slug bait down, if you have animals in your home use Quash. • Lawn Care: Start fertilising the lawn, making sure to water well if using a general lawn fertiliser and treat for Moss by using Iron Sulphate. Keep an eye out for puddle spots and plan to put in some irrigation in the warmer months. • Organic Gardening: Organic Sheep Pellets are made from pelletised sheep manure and wool waste. As well as being a gentle source of nutrients, the pellets make an excellent soil conditioner. They improve moisture retention and, like most other organic matter, they help to aerate the soil. Turn over your compost now and add some moisture if the pile is dry. Cover with plastic or pea straw to maintain the heat. Rake up the least of the winter leaves and place in large rubbish bags, sprinkle with water and leave to rot. Next season you will have a wonderful composted leaf mulch.

Then plant your seedlings around 20cm apart from each other and spread some mulch and pea straw around. Watch out for slugs, they can be fans of these pretty flowers. Because they grow quite tall, Canterbury bells take a while to mature. You should see them start to flower in around early summer or Christmas time.

Mozart mastery comes to Blenheim We have all heard of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but what makes his music so magnificent? The NZSO invites you to uncover the mastery of Mozart in a mini festival featuring three heart-felt, recognisable gems by the great master. Blenheim will be hosting this event next Tuesday, August 16 at the Floor Pride Civic Theatre from 7:30pm and it will feature three of Mozart's most exquisite masterworks; "Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) Overture K 384, Sinfonia Concertante in Eb major K 364 and Symphony No.40 in G minor K 550". Leading the NZSO through this memorable concert is American conductor Andrew Grams, while two of the NZSO’s string stars, Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen and Section Principal Viola Julia Joyce, take centre stage in this impressive work as they trade melodies with each other,

exploring the available colours of their instruments as they soar above the Orchestra. “The Sinfonia Concertante is a wonderful work,” says Joyce. “It’s filled with energy and fun, as well as deep emotion in the slow movement. The Orchestra not only acts as an accompaniment but as a symphonic ensemble in its own right, and the two soloists have a great deal of conversational writing exploring both the violin and the viola's unique attributes.” Julia Joyce’s premiere solo performance with the NZSO is highly anticipated. She was appointed Section Principal Viola in 2011 – soon after her husband, Andrew Joyce, was appointed NZSO Section Principal Cello. Do not miss out on this memorable concert, get your tickets today!

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Mayor and new Police Commander get tough on crime Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman has welcomed the tough approach to street crime promised by the region’s new Police Commander, Inspector Simon Feltham. The pair met for the first time this week and Mr Sowman said he felt reassured that the police chief appreciated the community concerns about safety, especially in the CBD area late at night following a spate of recent assaults. “We have had a string of incidents in recent months but they do seem to be random assaults. “However alcohol is a common factor and everyone needs to know that police will be enforcing our CBD liquor ban,” Mr Sowman. “It means people cannot carry or consume liquor on the central streets of Blenheim

or Picton and I am happy if police take a tough approach in policing that ban.” “I a m deter m ined that Blenheim is not going to earn a reputation as a town that is dangerous after dark.” Mr Sowman also stressed that he would not stand for gangs in this community. “Don’t be under any illusion – gangs are involved in organised crime and it is naïve to think otherwise. “Gang activity is completely unacceptable to me.” Mr Sowman said the public could be reassured by the fact that Marlborough’s crime statistics were improving and the local police have a high success rate when it came to solving crimes. Footage f rom councilinstalled security cameras

in downtown Blenheim and Picton had proven useful in identifying assailants and witnesses to street crime, the Mayor said. However the broader community also needed to step up, he said. “People have to take responsibility for their own behaviour with alcohol. We also know there are social problems with young people in particular drinking heavily and that’s an issue for families to face up to,”Mr Sowman said. “And we need people to be willing to come forward and speak to police when incidents occur.” The Mayor said he was committed to working with the new Police Commander to address crime and its causes, particularly alcohol issues.

Mayor Alistair Sowman and new Police Commander Simon Feltham have vowed to get tough on street crime.

Police operation targets speeding drivers Speeding drivers will be targeted by police during a week-long operation aimed at reducing road trauma. Marlborough Police will be closely monitoring the SH 1 between Picton and Kaikoura, a stretch of highway with a history of serious crashes. In the past five years there have been 11 fatalities and 68 people seriously injured in crashes on that road.

A further 263 people have suffered minor injuries after being involved in crashes in the area. The NZTA estimates the social cost of those crashes at $118.8 million. Marlborough Area Prevention Manager Senior Sergeant Peter Payne said speeding drivers had been identified as a major risk on the highway with drivers frequently travelling well in excess of the

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A gathering of old boys is to be held at The Clubs of Marlborough from 12 noon Monday 12 August. Phone Robert Burr 578 8938

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PANELBEATER REQUIRED We are looking for a qualified tradesman panel beater who is capable and confident in all aspects of panel beating, particularly smash work on late model vehicles. If you: • Enjoy being busy and pride yourself on producing high quality workmanship • Are reliable with good time management skills • Are self-motivated but work well within a team Then we would love to talk to you about joining our busy and progressive Blenheim team. We offer new and modern premises with up to date equipment as well as a busy environment. If you think this is for you please either call Marc Flood or email your CV to us. 03 5784192 or 027 7331648

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Cellar Hand In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a

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Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, Asthma Marlborough’s the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 65 countries. Educator will be in store advertising proof To enable this growth to continue we are looking to recruit a highly on Thursday 15th August


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Before alarm clocks were invented, there was a profession called a knocker-up, which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows or banging on their doors with long sticks until they were awake. It lasted into the 1920s.


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Births This Week

Death Notices

MACKENZIE: Matheson Stuart (8lb 15oz) July 29, 2013

ARNOLD, Albert Edward (Ted): August 5, 2013

MAY: Jack Errol (6lb 6oz) August 2, 2013

BENSEMANN, Raymond Oilver (Ray): August 4, 2013

ROGERS: Jahaara Evontae Keita (7lb 9oz) August 4, 2013

DWAN, Bruce Raymond

WALKER: Hugo Douglas (7lb 10oz) August 4, 2013

HILLS, Rex Ira: August 4, 2013 HUGHES, James Winter JP: August 5, 2013

JAMIESON, Noeline: August 3, 2013



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HUNT, Allan Doone: August 6, 2013




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and Koston; Lutricia; Harrison and Liana; Tana; Fern, Ruby and Sophia. Messages to 61B Kent Street, Picton 7220. In lieu of flowers, donations to Life Flight Trust would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 14-448, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241. A funeral service for Joe will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, at 1pm Monday August 12, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719




ELLISON, Te Piwa Joseph (Joe): Suddenly, at Picton, on Tuesday August 6, 2013. Dearly loved husband of Norma, loved father and father-in-law of Joseph (deceased), Albert and Maggie, Michael (Duke), Phillip, Andrew and Patty, Frank and Kim, Dellis and Busta, Ann Maree and Knud, and Christina and Kevin. Loved Grandad of Talia and Ranui; Renata and Teina; Tayna and Marc; Haylen, Tamzyn, and Tyren; Hollie, Karlee, Shaan, Eli, Tenaia, and Jayda-Rose; Candice; Thor, and Natasha; Cynthia, Suzanne, and Anthony. Loved great Grandad of Eli, Te-Ariki, and Rustana; Kupa






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JOHNSON, Sylvia Julia: August 5, 2013 POTTS, Andrew Robert (Andy): August 2, 2013

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Sport inbrief

Retirement for NZ soccer keeper All Whites goalkeeper Mark Paston announced his retirement from international football after a few months of evaluating his situation. “Since retiring from the Phoenix I haven’t really missed playing football and that was a pretty good sign that it was time to move on,” said Paston.

skaters off to Aus Local man Matthew Brown (Mo Down Brown) heads off to Sydney on Tuesday to represent New Zealand in the inaugral mens roller derby bout versus Australia next Saturday night. The New Zealand team is made up of men from all over the country with Matt being the only representative from the South Island.

Tragic death of surfer New Zealand surfing great, Allan Byrne has died after suffering a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain in a motorcycle accident in Bali last Friday. Byrne was holidaying in Bali and was due to surf in a contest there this week.

Raising funds to reach the top In a fundraising spectacle, the Crafar and Crouch Marlborough Boys’ College Hornets will take on members of the Tasman Makos squad in a volleyball match at Marlborough Lines Statdium tonight. The game starts at 7pm with an auction beginning at 6.30 which will run between the match sets. The fundraiser will help towards a programme designed to help the team finish in the top four at nationals.


Friday August 9, 2013

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Gold rush on again Some of this country’s top athletes will be looking to add to their trophy cabinets in the next few days and weeks - and two in particular. This weekend the formidable Valerie Adams will be endeavouring to win her fourth shot putting gold medal at the IAAF world championships in Moscow to add to her two Olympic golds. Then, later this month Mahe Drysdale, the reigning Olympic champion, will be on Tangeum Lake in South Korea vying for his sixth world championship sculling gold medal. It’s easy to get blase about these two athletes and take their remarkable achievements for granted. Perhaps only when they come to retire, will the New Zealand public

come to understand the enormity of their achievements. Athletics especially has to be grateful to Adams. Her long reign as the best in the world has helped ensure a steady flow of funding into her sport. The only other top performer of note for athletics in recent years has been 1500m runner Nick Willis. His feats too have ensured athletics gets a fair slice of the cake when the funding is dished out, but he is American-domiciled and has not scaled the heights of big Val. The good news for athletics is that Adams should be around for a long time to come. The reality of sport these days is that if you don’t produce champions, you won’t get government funding

- meaning you’ll have to get the begging bowl out. Having said this, Swimming NZ will be a whole lot happier given the wonderful performances of Lauren Boyle at the world championships in Barcelona this past week. The sport has been in the doldrums in recent years and after dismal efforts at the London Olympics last year, they had their funding slashed. But Boyle’s three bronzes will inject a bit of life into swimming and perhaps a few more dollars will start flowing their way. Also scheduled for this month is the David Tua-Alexander Ustinov heavyweight boxing fight in Hamilton. It’s being billed as the David and Goliath Show. Things are not progressing well

Daniel aims high in Rotax Challenge

By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim teenager Daniel Bugler (16) has followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and is showing promise in the world of motorsport. Daniel is a member of the Marlborough Kart Club and is currently competing in the Rotax Max Challenge, which has seen him travel throughout New Zealand this year to take part in six rounds. Next weekend Daniel, his father Paul and grandfather John will go to Hawke's Bay for the fourth round, then Auckland a month later for the final round. The winner of Daniel's class, Rotax Junior will have the opportunity to compete in the World Championships in New Orleans, America. "This is an all expenses paid trip where they provide everything, including the kart," Paul said. "This is Daniel's second year competiting in the Rotax Max Challenge, last year he placed 10th overall and to date he is sitting at around 11th. "It's all a learning curve for him and the more experience the better, but he has been working very hard toward this challenge," he said. Karting is only one of Daniel's passions, he is an all round sports fan and plays football for the Junior Rangers, Senior

Daniel Bugler (16) is currently competing in the Rotax Max Challenge and will be travelling to Hawke’s Bay next weekend for round four. Photo supplied

Trojans, he mountain bikes for Marlborough Boys' College and plays cricket for Wairau. "He is very fit and sports orientated, though our family is much the same," said Paul who himself competed in rally motorsport. "Overall he gains a lot from karting as he has a great bunch of friends throughout NZ, all the drivers are good kids and it gives Daniel many of the necessary skills for driving on the road. "We are very proud of Daniel," Paul said.

Ministocks open to youth Sunday By Celeste Lodewyk Eastern States Speedway has long promoted its club to youth as an introduction to motorsport. One class in particular 'youth ministocks' will be going on show this Sunday at the speedway track from 1pm - 3pm for anyone interested in finding out more and pre-enrolling to join. Youth ministocks is a class for 12-16 year olds and has been a great stepping stone in New Zealand speedway for some time. Organising this event is Eastern States Speedway committee member David Rennie who had years of experience pit crewing and supporting his wife who herself raced a ministock. "Sunday is about having a look at the car and safety equipment and


talking to representatives from the club about racing and becoming involved in speedway. Once enrolled, the youth train through a programme in the form of bookwork learning car setup and safety before hitting the track. "I believe the introduction of youth to motorsport is so important as it's a bigger step these days straight into a full blown racecar, so ministocks are the perfect machines," he said. Ministocks have a simple construction, are reasonably priced and able to be maintained with a small amount of mechanical knowledge, David said. "Adults can use the same cars as we have seen last summer when both classes often raced on the same night."

Chris Tobin for the fight. Tua has picked up a calf injury. And it was staggering to learn when the giant Russian stepped off his plane that he hadn’t started training for the fight yet. (It’s three weeks away). Perhaps something got lost in translation there since Ustinov has a record of 28 wins in 29 fights. He doesn’t look a pushover. If the fight goes ahead, maybe we’ll have a new story: Goliath beating David.

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Friday August 9, 2013

Peter Ray take gold... L

ocal home builders are helping to put Blenheim on the real estate map, taking out prestigious gold awards in the Registered Master Builders 2013 House of the Year competition. Rowan and Donna Lee from Peter Ray Homes took gold in the New Homes $250k-300k category for a unique property they built for local couple Tim and Anna Gifford. The Lees proved they are a force to be reckoned with by also securing a bronze award for New Homes between $350k-400k. Rowan Lee said Marlborough builders had done extremely well in the nation’s top building competition, considering the high calibre of entries. Donna Lee with Tim & Anna Gifford.


Tracy Taylor & Peter Sutherland

lenheim couple Tracy Taylor and Peter Sutherland had a firm idea of how they wanted their home built, so they were pleased when Peter Ray Homes worked closely with them to deliver what they wanted. “This was the first time Peter and I had built together so we had a big list of ‘must haves’ and wanted to be involved in every stage of the build. “Rowan met with us regularly, sometimes in the evenings and went over everything in detail. He took us through showhomes to see how our ideas would look and when our build started he encouraged us to visit the site. “When we did the tradesmen would put down their tools to show us around and


Allan & Judith Hutton.


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

etirees Judith and Allan Hutton weren’t considering building a new home, until they looked at an established Peter Ray Home built some years ago. They liked the home, says Judith, especially the living areas, but it was a bedroom short. So they decided to phone Peter Ray Homes. They spoke with Donna Lee. Donna owns Peter Ray Homes with her husband Rowan. Right from their very first meeting with Donna everything went smoothly. The thought of building was easy because her husband Allan was a builder, although “he was going to watch every nail,” she joked. There was no need to worry. Donna and Rowan had

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

talk us through everything, so throughout there were no surprises, everything was done to how we wanted it to be,” Tracy said. Rowan told Tracy and Peter the build would take approximately five months, and it did! “Rowan and his team worked day,night and even weekends to have our home built on time. Everyone who was involved was clearly dedicated to their craft,” Peter said. “People ask us what would we change... to which we reply - nothing! “The trust for Rowan and Peter Ray Homes was there from the start and the whole experience was stressfree and fun,” Tracy said.

everything under control. Allan says today Peter Ray Homes have the buying power and it is so cost effective to build, without compromising on quality. Donna said it would take 16 weeks to build, and that’s exactly how long it took. A plus building with Peter Ray was the helpful advice received from interior designer Simone Hill. “She was extremly efficient and matched our furniture with the new house colours.” Allan commented they had very good builders and being a builder he knows. “The end result, we were totally satisfied Peter Ray did an excellent build for us. We have already recommended Peter Ray homes to friends. We were very pleased.”

Judy & Trevor Grey.

Phone: 579 2368 Mobile: 027 675 6727 Donna Lee & Rowan Lee

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9 August Blenheim Sun  

Blenheim Sun 9 August 2013 issue.