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Upmarket bar comes to Springlands By Kristy Martin Blenheim’s hottest new bar and restaurant, the Speight’s Ale House at Springlands, is officially open to the public. After years of planning and development, owners John and Hayley Derry (pictured) are proud to have brought a quality, upmarket establishment and the renowned Ale House brand to Marlborough. The business will be open from 9am to 10pm seven days a week, and possibly later on weekends. An invite-only VIP launch on Monday night attracted 250 people, including family members and friends of the Derrys, local business representatives and suppliers. The building has been designed by Auckland-based company Evolve Design to fit in with the Speight’s Ale House national branding and has a capacity for 338 patrons. “It’s been a long road, but much-anticipated by the local community and as a family we are very pleased and proud to have brought the Speight’s Ale House brand to Marlborough,” Hayley said. The Speight’s Ale House was officially opened to the public yesterday. Photos of the opening night, page 4.

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Raffle raises over $700 for Seddon earthquake victims Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk A raffle run at the weekend in aid of Seddon residents affected by last month's damaging earthquakes has been hugely successful, say the organisers. Wishing to still remain anonymous, 'Paul, Eddie and Lyn' appealed to the public last week to support their raffle which they sold at New World Blenheim supermarket and the Blenheim Rotary car boot sale market. The raffle was for a large trailer load of firewood which was won by a Mr McKenzie of Blenheim. Aside from raffle ticket sales community members also made donations, some of up to $50. "Thank you to the really nice gentleman who started us off with his $50 donation, your generosity is helping people in need," Eddie and Paul said. This support was described as 'unbelieveable' and they raised $741 which they have used to purchase new crockery to be distributed to Seddon residents in need. The Warehouse Blenheim store immediately offered its support when approached by Eddie and gave their "best price" on the nearly 30 dinner sets purchased. Store assistant manager Warren Peter said he felt the raffle was a great community initiative. "We aim to support the community as much as we can. What Eddie and Paul have done is great and we are proud to support them," he said.

The crockery was delivered to Seddon on Monday. A thank you from the organisers: "We would like to thank the following people who helped us to provide crockery to Seddon residents affected by the earthquakes. A bloke called Ben who lent us the truck and firewood. BB Signs who made our signs. Heagney's and Centreland for adding firewood to the load. Blenheim New World Supermarket for allowing us to sell our raffle tickets. The Warehouse for discounting the crockery. The Sun Newspaper for promoting our raffle, and everyone who purchased tickets and made donations. Thanks a million, we had a ball doing this raffle." Paul, Eddie and Lyn.

Left, The firewood which was raffled. Above, The Warehouse Blenheim store assistant manager Warren Peter with some of the dinner sets purchased with the Raffle money. The Warehouse supported the raffle by providing a discount.

Mayoral Earthquake Fund taking applications The Mayoral Earthquake Fund is now open for applications from people needing help because they have been affected by the August earthquakes. The latest donations, including one for $2,000, had brought the total in the Fund up to $24,004.50 by the end of last week. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman says as the available funds are limited, priority will be given to applicants who are not able to get assistance through

other avenues. It is not yet clear what kind of call is likely to be made on this Fund as many people were only just beginning to deal with their earthquake issues, said Mr Sowman. In some cases it might be possible that funding could be allocated to cover household goods, labour, counselling or professional advice. Two trustees, one from the community and one

from local social agencies, will be appointed alongside the Mayor to make decisions on the applications. Applications will close on 30 September. No decisions on any applications will be made until all applications have come in. Decisions will be made by 15 October. Forms are available at the Seddon Information Office and on the Council’s website www.marlborough.

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By Kristy Martin Struggling families in Romania, Moldova and the Ukraine are going to be a whole lot warmer this winter, thanks to some generous Marlborough knitters. Hundreds of blankets, scarves, jerseys, mittens and beanies have been collected to be shipped over to orphans and poverty-stricken families in Eastern Europe in the lead-up to Christmas. The woollen goods were knitted and donated as part of Operation Cover Up, which saw piles and piles of the garments stacked high in the hall at St Christopher’s Church in Blenheim last weekend. “It started in 2000 with people knitting blankets for orphans, but it just grew,” said Operation Cover Up Marlborough coordinator Ruth Buckley. “We are just blown away by the amount of donations we get.” People of all ages and from all walks of life spend the year knitting and then have their work laid out in the church hall with all the others so everybody can see the combined community effort. “People knit alone or in groups, it can be very therapeutic and relaxing and also a great way to socialise,” Ms Buckley said. “It gives people a sense of purpose.” The knitters are always in need of wool and Ms Buckley called on people to donate their unwanted supplies to the worthy cause. “We even accept jerseys because we

The David Cummings Trust, which owns the building housing Tango’s Shoes, 2 Style Hair Design and an empty premises formerly housing Red Hot Fashions, is considering whether it is more economic to repair and upgrade the structure to meet new earthquake resistance requirements, or to demolish it. Trustee Peter Radich said they were waiting for valuation and engineering reports before any decision was made.

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Operation Cover Up Marlborough coordinators Maureen Roberts and Ruth Buckley with about one quarter of the donated items.

can undo them. “We have a lot of sight impaired people in rest homes who do that for us and we are very grateful for their help,” she said. Operation Cover Up is an initiative of international Christian

organisation Mission Without Borders. The huge stockpile of knitted goods from Marlborough will be added to donations collected from across New Zealand. Ms Buckley recalls when it started, and says she used to

collect the goods and store them in her garage at home. “You’d never get it all in there now, it has just gotten too much!” Freight costs about $4 per blanket and this comes from community donations.

Man falls overboard in Marlborough Sounds A desperate air and sea search was underway yesterday after a 45-year-old man fell overboard from a boat in the Marlborough Sounds. Police said the local man was not wearing a lifejacket when he fell from a private launch about 2am. The Coastguard, a helicopter and police

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Changes to the living alone payment have come into effect to better support superannuitants and veterans’ pensioners who live alone. When a superannuitant or veterans’ pensioner suffers the loss of a spouse or partner and finds they are living alone, they are now entitled to the living alone payment to help with the costs of running their household. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the changes have made the process simpler and removed unnecessary administration burdens for widows and widowers. New Zealand Superannuation and Veterans’ Pension will now have a new single living alone rate and a single sharing accommodation rate.

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Ale House opening night The long-awaited Speight’s Ale House held a special VIP night on Monday prior to yesterday’s launch. The Sun was there to capture Marlborough locals raising their glasses to celebrate the new business. Sutherland. Paula Matthews, Mel Morris and Bec

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around and 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.

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What Now to perform in Seddon

Earthquake-rattled Seddon is in for a super-duper treat this weekend when What Now does a live broadcast from the Seddon schoolyard. The popular children's performers say they are heading to quake struck Seddon to pay it forward to those on shaky ground with a live broadcast this Sunday. No stranger to earthquakes, Christchurch-based What Now will be bringing big hugs and a party to the children of Seddon and Ward Primaries, with live music, a sausage sizzle, and prizes as well as creating a living wall at Seddon School, using recycled materials. The project also embraces Conservation Week’s "What’s Your Whanau Doing?" which will see a real focus on sustainability over the course of the morning. Presenter Gem Knight is excited

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Could you live on $2.25 per day? Andrew Brooks and Ruby Hunt (right), pictured with Morgan Chrisholm during their Russian adventure.

Public talks on Russian adventure Blenheim teenagers Ruby Hunt and Andrew Brooks will give two public presentations about their recent trip to Russia and the work they did at a summer camp for orphans. Inviting all interested members of the community, the 17-year-olds will show photos and talk about the team of volunteers who travelled

to Kostrama, about 270km north of Moscow, in July as part of an Orphans Aid International project. Both talks will be held this Sunday, the first at the Elim Centre in Blenheim from 2pm, with afternoon tea included. The second will be held at the Union Parish Church in Picton from 6pm, followed by supper.

By Kristy Martin Blenheim teenager Ruby Hunt is doing big things. Heavily involved with Orphans Aid International, the 17-year-old recently travelled to Russia to help out at a summer camp for 38 orphans. Now she is preparing for her next challenge – to live off $2.25 a day and see what it is like for those in extreme poverty. Ruby is taking part in Live Below the Line, a fiveday challenge where participants are only allowed to consume $2.25 worth of food and drink each day. But the determined teenager is more excited than nervous. “I thought it was a really cool cause and challenge, and I’m always up for a challenge,” Ruby said, when asked what drew her to the event. “I eat a lot though, so it’s going to be tough,” she laughed. Live Below the Line aims to give participants direct experience with poverty by reducing their food intake. Ruby is part of a team who are raising money for Orphans Aid International. “You can either buy $2.25 worth of food each day or you can buy your total food for a week, which is $11.25 and work out how much you can eat each day,” she explained. The $2.25 represents the international extreme poverty line as defined by the World Bank. It is believed that 1.2 billion people live on less than this each day. “For us, the $2.25 only relates to food and drink but for people who live in poverty that is everything – all their living costs each day,” Ruby said. To give you an idea of how little this is, it is about the cost of two bowls of rice with some basic vegetables and no meat. Raising cash for the cause since June, Ruby is currently the second highest fundraiser of all individual participants in New Zealand. Her tally at the time of press was $1160.

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Julie Nicholas-Biddington and Sarah Higgins with work that will be displayed in the upcoming Marlborough Embroiders' Guild exhibition.

Skills bloom for budding embroiders By Kristy Martin When Julie Nicholas-Biddington and Sarah Higgins first joined the Marlborough Embroiders’ Guild, they feared their work would never be up to scratch. “Initially you just get so overwhelmed because everyone’s work is so good,” said Sarah, who decided to learn the craft as an upskill from cross-stitching. “You just walk around thinking, wow that looks amazing.” Fast forward to today and the two women are preparing to showcase their work in the Marlborough Embroiders Guild’s upcoming exhibition, Pearls from Within. “It has been full-on trying to learn all the different techniques but it makes you appreciate the incredible wealth of knowledge that is there,” said Julie. The exhibition marks the guild’s 30th

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Will the proposed cutbacks to the Postal Service affect you?

Andrew Fletcher Gisbourne Not hugely. Most things come by email or courier. Hopefully it means no more junk mail.

Murray Carter Blenheim It won’t have any impact, as I only receive mail once or twice a month. I feel for the workers though. Technology is costing a lot of jobs.

Jo Nott Blenheim I think it’s a sad day when the mail stops, but it is inevitable. It’s such a nice feeling to get a letter. My great aunt still writes to me.

Pat Brand Blenheim Not really. Everything is electronic and I do the majority of things on my iPad. But I still like to send cards.

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Dear Ed, What a wonderful win by Marlborough Boys College First XV over Nelson College as shown on TV a couple of weeks ago. But whatever happened to sportsmanship such as being a gracious loser. At the game’s end I saw Nelson boys crying because they lost! Their role models in international sport are little different. Witness the Aussie cricketers glum looks on losing. C'mon chaps, once the game is over, just wear a wee smile. The game is the thing not you. Don Coyote

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Dear Ed, While I have long felt it a curious thing that Letters to the Editor can appear in your pages signed off with a nom de plume, last week’s paper provided an example of just how flawed this policy is! Former Marlborough Mayor, Leo McKendry has the fortitude and conviction to comment on the upcoming local body elections. As an active elder statesman of Marlborough, he is in a good position to write on this subject. Those un-named contributors who took the opportunity to slag Leo for his opinion and impugn his experience don’t even have the gumption to put their names to their letters. Shame on them! Sign your letter with your name. Have the integrity to publicly stand up for your views – particularly when criticising someone who has the courage to do just that. Philippa Burns

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Letters to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to

abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or e mail them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Fresh Thinker? Dear Ed, Let us have a little close examination of some of the comments in your letter to the Sun editor (Wednesday August 8). I have met Mr Leo McKendry on several occasions at various functions and I consider myself to be quite a discerning character and one thing I can tell you that Leo McKendry is not as you hinted; anything remotely close to being involved in an ‘A” team or Old Boys Network. To suggest this is in my view is not fresh thinking at all, in fact it borders on backward thinking, paranoia and skepticism. What you are mistaking this so called A team for is simply a man, and other like-minded people who are happy to be available in a supportive capacity only, a role which would not

Ruth Craighead Blenheim I mostly use email, but I do love the feeling of getting a letter and I think it’s a shame we are losing that.

have any influence on council at all. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that would be wasted otherwise. Yes Leo Former Mayor, Leo McKendry was McKendry. in council way back in the 90’s (three terms in fact and elected to stand down). However he is a man who was and still is passionate about local politics, and still has a remarkably good head for it, better than many who are putting their hands up for this next election. People with his background are welcome to comment on these matters. He earned it. Mag W

Stop hiding Dear Ed, Former Mayor Leo McKendry made some good points in his recent interview, and I find it a little disappointing (but not surprising) that two of your correspondents in August 28 edition of the Sun, chose to hide behind anonymity in their criticism of Mr. McKendry. With local body elections coming up, perhaps it is time for the Sun to reconsider their policy of allowing correspondents to hide behind a nom de plume. Kevin Hawkins

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Dear Ed, Concerning the TXT talk item entitled “Grow UP Bullies” I would like to point out that the issue mentioned is not a Redwoodtown School issue but a disagreement between parents. Yes the child is enrolled at the school but the adults mentioned are not staff members or involved in school organised groups. If the bullying mentioned was happening between students at school we would be doing something about it as we take a very serious view on bullying. Redwoodtown School is very disappointed that the texter associated the school with a personal issue. G Hildyard, Principal. Editor's note: The Sun wishes to remind our readers that the opinions expressed by Txt Talkers are not necessarily those of the Sun management. The connection to the school from this texter was in no way the Sun's intention.

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Dear Ed, With local authority elections looming we hear much about the fact that some candidates have this thing called “experience” designed, presumably, to count as an advantage over those without. Well consider this. Those with this elusive attribute had to start without it just as those who now profess to have it did at some stage. In several cases these same folk started such a long time ago they have likely forgotten what it’s like not to have it. The real question here is...what have they meaningfully and measurably done with it? Experience is also a factor of time.

On that basis Marlborough has the highest per capita population of “experience” of any region in NZ with the highest percentage of people over 65 years. Just goes to show that with age, time and good health you too can be “experienced” Now that we have put paid to that argument, let’s start thinking about the real criteria necessary to do the elected job at hand...and this does not necessarily come from “experience” any more than it does from where you are born. When seat warming and experience are regarded as one and the same we have a Council full of inactivity. Just saying.......

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A strong taste for adventure Jules Watts talks to Glenise Dreaver about the places her love of adventure, and of cycling, has taken her – and her support for other women cyclists. Jules Watts got a ring early on Monday August 5. “Have you been for your ride yet?” The keen cyclist fortunately hadn’t, because she was asked to get out to Seddon to meet sports and TV personality Brendon Pongia on one of his daily relay legs the length of New Zealand. The relay was part of the national Red Nose Day campaign for child health. Jules rode to Seddon to meet Brendon for the Blenheim leg, then realised no-one had been asked to accompany him to Picton. “After he’d ridden all that way I just felt stink that he would be doing it on his own. “And he did say he was really glad of the company so that we could rotate into the strong headwind that day. It was my long ride day anyway.” Jules is cycling for up to five hours a day as she trains for the 160km circuit of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 30. It’s actually misleading to say she is training. She cycles because she loves endurance, on-road and mountain biking. She also loves hiking and any outdoor adventure and “I’m big into running”. “They call me crazy,” says Jules, a teacher and physical education graduate who also holds a degree in nutrition and is preparing to do a masters

in a few years time. During teacher training in Canterbury, done after guiding work on the Routeburn and working as a guide and instructor in West Australia, that she decided to cycle across Canada, the second biggest country. “Russia is bigger, but I didn’t want to go there by myself.” On July 1, 2008 there was doubt as she arrived, alone, at Vancouver airport. “What am I doing?” Careful planning - and her maps - paid off. Jules assembled her bike and trailer, navigated to her backpackers’ and felt OK. Although she often had to leave her rig outside shops, she was only once worried. “One person eyeing it up in a not-sogood area. ‘Cool set up,’ he said. I agreed and got out of there.” Drivers were incredibly considerate, giving her a wide berth, in contrast with some in New Zealand. The 3900 km adventure ended early, due to time, money, and biking hundreds, “no thousands”, of kilometres through flat pastures. One day, after 180k of corn and wheat, into a head wind, she decided “enough”. “I ended up bussing the rest of the flat lands to start riding again just into Ontario where hills and native bush started again and there were more campsites!” After eighteen months working in the Rockies, Jules came back, but could not get a teaching job, so she set up a coffee cart in Greymouth. Then in May last year she came to Blenheim and was fortunate to get a job at Cycle World. Now as a Liv/Giant women’s ambassador she hopes to gather groups of women to help them feel comfortable with cycling, both road riding and mountain biking. She is currently running a women’s bunch ride at 1.30pm each Saturday leaving from Cycle World. “We go as fast as the slowest person,” she says, adding that she hopes to have enough to start a fast and slow group eventually. She will also be running a women’s mountain biking group beginning in October. You can go to Cycle World to talk to her beforehand if you want – just look for the deceptively tiny and quietly unassuming woman behind the counter.

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A woman was taken to hospital after allegedly being struck with a wine bottle on Sunday. Police arrested a 49-year-old unemployed man for assaulting the woman, believed to be his partner, in the early hours of the morning. The man was held in custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. The victim was treated at Wairau Hospital.

Window smashed at party At 1.05a m a 4 4 -yea r- old beneficiary was arrested after he smashed a window with a piece of wood at a Maxwell Road home. Police said the man had an altercation with others during a party at the address and had smashed the window as he left. He was held in custody until sober then released with a court date.

Disorderly behaviour A 22-year-old unemployed male was arrested on Grove Road for disorderly behaviour at 1.30am. He was released when sober with a pre-charge warning. Then at 1.40am a 48-year-old male was arrested on Dillons Point Road for

Educating candidates As the Local Body Elections draw closer, you might expect to find council candidates conducting public meetings to discuss their various election promises. But tomorrow, the tables will turn when community groups have the chance to present information to the candidates instead. All candidates for the Local Body Elections, including the District Health Board, have been invited to meet with the leaders and managers of various Marlborough community groups, who will briefly discuss the work they do and the issues they face. The groups conducting the presentations are a cross section of the groups presently operating in Marlborough and the meeting has been set up to better educate the candidates on a wide range of community issues.. Candidates have been asked to bring campaign details for a static display and information table, while community groups have also been invited to bring and display information on the work they do. The meeting will be held from 3.30pm to 5pm tomorrow at the Wesley Centre auditorium on the corner of Henry and John streets.

Angling for change Marlborough recreational sea anglers have laid out a blueprint to government to address some burning issues within the fishing industry. In a letter to the Minister of Fisheries Nathan Guy, the Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has called for changes to blue cod, moki and butterfish set netting and snapper regulations. In addition, it wants “traditional public recreational scallop” areas protected from commercial over-exploitation. The controversial blue cod rules, such as restricting the recreational public to cod between 30 and 35cm fish, and the transit rules were unfair and only applied to recreational people said Laurie Stevenson, spokesman for the association. “We have no argument with commercial - what they're doing is totally legal,” he said. “Our beef is with the government's setup which unfairly discriminates against the public.” Mr Stevenson said ideally the bag limit should be four or five fish, the slot rule abolished and replaced with a minimum size limit of about 33cms and a transit rule restriction on fish caught out in Cook Strait to be wiped. The Marlborough Recreational Fishers' Association wants a healthy fishery, one which will benefit all sectors and with responsibility and regulation measures equally shared, he said.

offensive behaviour after acting inappropriately towards police as he walked past officers dealing with another matter. He was later released with a pre-charge warning. At 2.38am a 22-year-old mussel opener was arrested in Scott Street for disorderly behaviour. He was held in custody until sober and released with a pre-charge warning.

police Obstruction At 7.30 pm on Sat urday a 58-year-old unemployed male was arrested on Middle Renwick Road and charged with obstructing a constable in the execution of his duties and refusing an officer’s request

for a blood specimen. He is due to appear in the Blenheim District Court on September 9.

Wallets stolen On Sunday a Ward Street house was entered by the offender forcing a lounge window. The offenders have searched the address and taken a wallet containing personal items. Another wallet was stolen on Sunday, between 5pm and 6.30pm, from a Honda Odyssey which was parked on Murphys Road. The wallet was later recovered in Ward Street minus its contents.

Glass smashed A 43-year-old female was arrested at 7pm on Saturday at



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a Riversdale property for wilful damage for throwing a piece of firewood through a glass door. She also had a warrant to arrest for unpaid fines. She will appear in the Blenheim District Court on September 19.

Lock up, police say Police are asking members of the community to lock up and also to remain vigilant following a number of recent burglaries. Ke ep a n eye on you r neighbourhoods and report any suspicious people or behaviour, they said. People climbing through windows or even looking around properties that are not their own is deemed suspicious behaviour.

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$60,000 raised on Daffodil Day Daffodil Day 2013 proved to be another huge success, with over $60,000 raised for Cancer Society services in Marlborough. With so many people making valuable contributions towards Daffodil Day in Marlborough, Hilary Gill from the Cancer Society said it was not possible to thank everybody individually. The Marlborough Cancer Society would, however, like to offer its thanks to the amazing volunteers who have made Daffodil Day possible over the last 23 years: - The daffodil growers, pickers, bunchers and deliverers - Entertainers, schools, preschools, resthomes and retirement Villages - Appeal collectors and raffle volunteers - Mary Parker, for another beautiful Daffodil Day cake - Local businesses that decorated their windows, bought daffodils and donated goods for the Daffodil Day launch in early August - Logistics people, greeters and runners

Cancer Society volunteer Jan Gould and face painter James McCallum selling yellow cupcakes at the Forum.

- And everyone else who gave their time "The Marlborough community continues to give so generously to support local people affected by cancer in our community," Ms Gill said. "With your help there is hope."

Members of the Blenheim and District Highland Pipe Band kept crowds entertained in the Forum.

Kids go yellow for Daffodil Day The kids at ABC Blenheim Central spent all last week creating, painting, decorating, and organising in the lead up to Daffodil Day. The children, all aged under three, worked very hard to ensure a lovely afternoon tea on Daffodil Day would be shared with all their families and friends. "We started out at the beginning of the week by decorating the room with art work using every hue of yellow we could make and everyone joined in, even the youngest of eight months old contributed," said head teacher Geri Neale. "During the week we made muffins, cookies, and a very James Hill, Kate Harrison (teacher), Tyrone Sprosen, special chocolate cake all in Geri Neale (head teacher) and Audry Sheard off anticipation of the big day. for a walk into town to donate and get daffodils. "Invitations were sent to all our

families and friends - all we had to do was wait!" On Friday the room was decorated and food was prepared and a few of the children and staff went into town to donatee money to the Cancer Society and buy daffodils. "It was very busy in town the children waited for their turn turn to put money in the collection buckets and choose some daffodils, we even had time to meet the Mayor," Ms Neale said. "We enjoyed our excursion and supporting the community but needed to return to preschool with our beautiful flowers to decorate a little bit more before the afternoon tea. "We appreciated all our families and friends for joining us for a fantastic afternoon."

Brodie MacDonald smelling the daffodils. Inset: ABC Blenheim Central’s daffodil cake.

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Naturalist (Continental)

Poached farm eggs with grilled bacon, drizzled with hollandaise sauce and served on an English muffin ........................... $18.90

Fruit Juice; Cereals; Fruit; Yoghurt; Danish Pastries; Jam; Marmalade and Toast; Tea or Coffee ............................... $18.90

Traditionalist (Cooked)

The Early Bird Breakfast plus your choice of eggs – boiled, scrambled, poached or fried with your choice of grilled bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes .................................. $21.90

Farmhouse (Cooked & Continental)

The Naturalist Breakfast plus your choice of eggs – boiled, scrambled, poached or fried with your choice of grilled bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes .................................. $26.90

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SPECIALTY BREADS: ✷ Garlic Bread ........................................................................ $6.90 Chilli Cheese Bread.............................................................. $8.50 Bread Platter – for 2 to share $13.50 - for 4 to share $18.50

SOUPS (Recommended Wine) ✷ Soup of the Day............................................................... $15.90 ✷ Seafood Chowder (Seifried Estate Sauvignon Blanc).......... $16.50 Duo of Soups (2 could share) ................................................ $19.60

ENTREES (Recommended Wine)

Baked Beans The old favourite on toasted English Muffin served hot beside our own special sausages and hash browns ................... $14.90

Omelette Your choice of either plain, cheese, ham, mushroom or shrimp .......................................................................... $18.90 Omelette with Early Bird................................................... $25.50 Omelette with Naturalist ................................................... $29.90

Grilled Fish

Filet Mignon (Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon) Fillet steak with smoky bacon, mushroom sauce, onion rings and kumara rounds ............................................................................. $39.50 Trio of Meats (Squawking Magpie’The Chatterer’Syrah) Pork belly, mini beef eye fillet and lamb kebab with wild currant reduction (2 could share).............................................................. $42.90

MAINS FROM THE SEA Due to situations beyond our control, fresh seafood is not always available and Nelson scallops are only available in a small size and in limited numbers so are subject to availability .

✷ Fish of the Day

Fish of the Day (Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc)

(Brancott Estate Festival Block Sauvignon Blanc) Today’s catch deep fried or grilled, served with either potato or fries .............................................................................................. Priced Daily

✷ Camembert with Spiced Plum Sauce

Nelson Scallops (in season) (Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc) Crumbed or pan fried, served with potato puffs .......................... $37.50

Fresh from Tasman Bay • Deep fried in beer batter • Grilled ....................................(priced daily)

Early Bird (Tea & Toast)

Fruit Juice; Jam, Marmalade and Toast; Tea or Coffee.... $13.90


(Brancott Estate Festival Block Chardonnay) Camembert cheese, deep fried on apricot and plum sauce.......... $17.50

Greenlip Mussels (Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc)

Steamed in local white wine, and tomatoes, spiced with Harissa, served with crusty bread .............................................................. $18.90

Poached Fish & Scallops (in season) (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris) Fresh fish and scallops poached white wine with lemon pepper and spring onion, drizzled with local olive oil and mild chilli lemon dressing ............................................................. $38.50

Calamari - Salt n’ Sichuan Pepper

Whitebait Omelette (Golden Hills Sauvignon Blanc)

(Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) Salt ‘n’ Sichuan Pepper marinated calamari quick fried beside wasabi aioli ..................................................... $19.50

Smoked Salmon & Marinated Prawns

(Bella by Invivo Sauvignon Blanc) Sliced Marlborough salmon and marinated prawns with ripe avocado, pepperdews, capers and mandarins, served with a Thai coriander dressing........................................................................................ $21.50

West Coast whitebait with fries .................................................... $39.50

✷ Warmed Salmon (Triplebank Pinot Gris) Smoked Salmon fillet on scallop potatoes and pea mash with Thai coriander and lime........................................................................ $39.50

Trio of Seafood (Brookfields Hawkes Bay “Bergman” Chardonnay) Scallops and panfried fish of the day with garlic chilli prawns ................................ $42.90

Grilled fish of the day with eggs and toast....................... $23.90 Grilled Fish & Eggs with Early Bird ................................... $28.90 Grilled Fish & Eggs with Naturalist ................................... $29.90

Lambs Fry and Bacon Delight (Speights Gold Medal Ale) Served with Chef’s onion rings over peppercorn jus ................... $19.50

Eggs of your choice – fried, poached, or scrambled plus your choice of tomatoes, beans or sausages ......................... $18.50


(Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc) A great combination accompanied by salad greens................... $19.90


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Nelson Scallops (in season) (Greenhough Sauvignon Blanc)

Carpet Bag (Oyster Bay Merlot)

Whitebait Pattie (Allan Scott Riesling)

Prime beef fillet stuffed with Nelson scallops and served on kumara rounds with port wine sauce ........................................................ $39.50

Lambs Fry........................................................................... $5.90 Mushrooms ........................................................................ $4.90

Express Breakfast

Crumbed and served in a wonton basket beside lemon aioli ........... $19.90

Breakfast Toast and spreads.............................................. $4.90 Juice ...................................................................... $4.00 Filtered Coffee ....................................................... $3.70

Early Bird

French Toast

Child’s Continental

Generous slices of French bread, dipped in egg batter, fried and dusted with powdered sugar, served with fruit compote .......... $17.90

Fruit juice, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, Danish pastries, toast and jams .................................................................................... $8.90

Bacon & Banana French Toast

Childs’ Farmhouse

French toast layered with bacon & banana, sprinkled with cinnamon, icing sugar and warm maple syrup ................. $17.90

Corn Fritter & Bacon

Crispy bacon, panfried grated potato and corn drizzled with sour cream & pesto ........................................................... $17.90

Fruit Juice, toast and spreads............................................ $5.90

The Continental plus an egg: scrambled, boiled, poached or fried, with choice of sausage, bacon, hash brown and toast...... $10.90

Beverage Menu Filtered Coffee .................................................................... $3.70


Espresso/short black ......................................................... $4.00

Frese waffles served with cream and berry compote ....... $17.90

Long black.......................................................................... $4.00

Pancakes & Maple Syrup

Flat white ........................................................................... $4.00

Thick & luscious with warm maple syrup and a dusting of icing sugar..................................................................... $17.90

Blueberry Pancake Stack

Salt n’ Sichuan Pepper Chicken Salad

Crumbed chicken on salad with Asian citrus dressing (Seifried Gewürztraminer.................................................................. $26.90

✷ Pork Schnitzel (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer)

Milo..................................................................................... $4.50 Fruit Juice........................................................................... $4.00 Berocca Cocktail ................................................................ $3.00

Steak & Crayfish (Deutz Marlborough Cuvee) The best of both - Prime beef eye fillet and crayfish thermidor (20 min cooking time) .................................................................. $97.50

White and Dark Chocolate Mousse

Marinated prawns on salad greens with citrus segments, garlic and chilli .............................................................................................. $24.00

Chilli prawns, seared scallops and salt ‘n’ pepper calamari ............$27.90

✷ Vegetarian Filo Parcels (The MakeR Lions Head Chardonnay) Roasted vegetables and Indian spices, layered in filo then baked, drizzled with mild sweet chilli oil and local olive oil...................... $25.90

Speciality Omelette (Lindauer Special Reserve)

Tomato and brie OR Smoked salmon and mozzarella OR Avocado and sour cream ................................................................................... $27.90

A selection of Herbal and Traditional Teas ......................... $3.50

Pasta (Triplebank Pinot Gris)

White chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mousse and fruit compote ......................................................................... $14.90

Sticky Toffee Pudding Toffee pudding with ice cream, Crème Anglaise and toffee.............$14.90

Hot Filo Banoffee Bananas, Coconut, Caramel Toffee Sauce, Ice Cream and Toffee ......... ...................................................................................................... $14.90

Crème Brulee A classic dish of toffee and Crème Anglaise................................ $14.90

✷ Lemon Cheesecake A delicious malt biscuit base smothered in lemon filling with toffee..................................................................................... $14.90

Mushrooms, tomatoes, red onion, capsicum and pesto.............. $27.90 Creamy pasta with smoked salmon and baby spinach ............... $27.90 Smoked chicken with bacon, mushrooms and crème fraiche ........... $27.90

Hokey Pokey Chocolate Fudge Cake

Mains (Recommended Wine)

Chocolate Mudcake, served with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache........................................................................................ $14.90

FROM THE LAND ✷ Roast of the Day

✷ Ice Cream Sundae

(The MakeR Lions Head Chardonnay or ‘Fire Eagle” Petit Pinot) A traditional New Zealand roast with all the trimmings.......(priced daily)

✷ Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Breast

(Brookfields Hawkes Bay “Bergman” Chardonnay)* Homemade / Breast of Chicken / New Zealand Smoked Cheese / Ham / lightly garlic buttered / Crumbed (20 min cooking time) ......................$35.90

✷ Prime Ribeye (Oyster Bay Merlot)

Served as you wish – plain, pepper sauce or garlic butter, garnished with crumbed onion rings............................................................ $36.90 Mushroom sauce .................................................................. $5.00 extra Quince and Blue Cheese ...................................................... $5.00 extra Black Tiger Prawns ............................................................... $6.50 extra

Lamb Shank (Church Road Cuve Cabernet Sauvignon)

Dishes with a ✷ form our Two Course Set Menu at $39.90 per person or our Three Course Set Menu at $44.90 per person. Full set menu can be viewed on our website.

Tastes of the Land and Sea (2 could share) (Tasman Bay Pinot Noir) A delicious sampler - Mini Filet Mignon, Panfried scallops, Lamb Kebab plus Salt n’ Pepper Calamari ............................................ $42.50

Black Tiger Prawn Salad (Triplebank Pinot Gris)

Soya Milk Coffees are available, add ................................ $0.60

✷ Set Menus for Evening Dining

Well worth the 20 minute cooking time ........................................ $97.50


Mochaccino ....................................................................... $4.50 Hot Chocolate .................................................................... $4.50

Crayfish Thermidor (Deutz Marlborough Cuvee)

Sesame seed crumbed pork fillet on scallop potato with star anise, red wine vinegar, lime and lemon ....................................................... $24.00

Seafood Taster (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris)

Croissant with Avocado, Eggs & Bacon

Smoked Marlborough salmon, poached eggs on toasted English muffin, drizzled in hollandaise sauce................................ $21.90

Light Meals (Recommended Wine)

Panfried Scallops on Potato Puffs (in season) (Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc) Scallops on potato with mild chilli, olive oil and lemon dressing ..................................................................... $27.90

Chai Latte ........................................................................... $5.50

Hollandaise Salmon & Poached Eggs

The iconic West Coast dish, Whitebait eggs and seasoning - that’s it! . $21.50

Latte ................................................................................... $5.00

Cappuccino ........................................................................ $4.50

Pancakes layered with blueberries and hot maple syrup, with a sprinkling of icing sugar .................................................... $17.90 Fancy croissant, ripe avocado, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and tasty bacon ...................................................... $17.90

Avocado, Shrimp and Prawn

Oven roasted then braised with chef’s special gravy (20 minute cooking time) ................... 1 shank $31.90 2 shanks $37.90

A Chocoholics fantasy.................................................................. $14.90

✷ Chocolate Mousse Mud Cake

Ice Cream and toffee with a choice of Chocolate, Raspberry or Caramel topping ......................................................................................... $14.50

✷ Fruit Salad & Ice Cream Fruits with Berry Coulis, Passionfruit Sauce and Ice Cream........ $14.50

Brandy Biscuit and Chocolate Mousse Stack Brandy Biscuits, White and Dark Chocolate Mousses, Berry Compote and Cream.................................................................................... $14.90

✷ Classic Crumble Apple spiced with cinnamon and sultanas, topped with a crunchy crumble and served with crème anglaise..................................... $14.90

Chocoholics Delight (ideal for 2 to share) Chocolate Mudcake, Chocolate Ice Cream, Brandy Biscuit and Chocolate Mousse ....................................................................... $23.90 Cheese Board

Stuffed Crackled Pork Belly (Monteiths Original Beer)

Braised and roasted belly with pinenuts, apricots, spinach, orange zest and crackle, on scallop potato with crumbed onion rings............................................................. $36.90

Cheeses, fruit, crackers and quince jam (for 1 person) ............................................................................... $19.50 With port ...................................................................................... $25.50 Each extra person (cheeseboard only) .......................................... $8.40

Crispy Skin Duck

Triple Treat

(St Hallet Gamekeepers Reserve Shiraz/Grenache) Crispy Skin Duck with marmalade jus on scallop potato............. $39.50

Mini chocolate cup, white mousse, dark mousse and lemon mousse with toffee....................................................................................... $9.50

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Grove Rd supports growth

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Senior members of Marlborough’s Mongrel are not, and never will be, welcome here." Mob have been arrested following a massive Simultaneous search warrants were exdrug operation by police. ecuted across six police districts yesterday, Locall opolice T h e Sun o k s yesterday a t l o c a searched l b u s i n nine e s s ado n owith u r av etotal r y of o wabout n G 100 r o v police e R o anationally, d dresses of Mongrel Mob members and their plus drug dogs, involved in the operation. associates and arrested 14 people. The operation focused primarily on This came after an eight month operation serious drug offending by Mongrel Mob targeting the gang's drug activity. members across the Tasman Police District Marlborough Area Commander Inspector in Blenheim, Picton, Nelson and Hokitika. Simon Feltham said a team of police in Search warrants have also been executed Blenheim had put in an enormous amount in Lower Hutt, Auckland, Havelock North, of work gathering evidence about the gang's Palmerston North and Christchurch. drug dealing activities and that had led to Nationally 20 search warrants were further offenders being identified outside the executed and 22 people arrested, including Marlborough Area. seven patched Mongrel Mob members. "Since the Mongrel Mob turned up in Cash, one kilogram of dried cannabis, 24 Marlborough police have been vigilant in plants, more than nine grams of methammonitoring their activities,” he said. phetamine, a firearm, stolen computers and “Neither Police nor the Marlborough drug utensils have been recovered by police. community are prepared to tolerate their Young children were present at some addrug dealing. dresses and police have made three referrals "This operation has resulted in the arrest to CYF. of all of the senior members of this criminal A total of 250 charges have been laid, group in Marlborough and it sends a very including possessing and supplying drugs, 1878 and from then traffic was taken across clear message to their associates that they theft and burglary. the river by the nearby narrow railway bridge, by punt, or by fording when water levels were low enough. Planning for a new road bridge had commenced by 1913. Construction properly began in 1915 but because of the War, the bridge was not completed until the end of 1917. It then provided the much needed road As the Local Body Elections draw link between Blenheim and the settlements closer, you might expect to find to the north. council candidates conducting public The Opawa River bridge was designed meetings to discuss their various • Have a fear of smiling? at a time of international experimentation election promises. • Unable to eat what you want? • Sore gums? in the use of reinforced concrete in such But tomorrow, the tables will turn • Dentures shift, tilt and wander? engineering structures, especially by Swiss, when community groups have the • Trouble speaking clearly? French and German engineers. chance to present information to the The bowstring arch design in concrete candidates instead. enjoyed a period of popularity in New All candidates for the Local Body Zealand through to the 1930s. The bridge Elections, including the District is still an important part of the South Island Health Board, have been invited to State Highway 1. meet with the leaders and managers The Opawa River bridge was one of the of various Marlborough community first bowstring arch bridges in reinforced groups, who will briefly discuss the concrete to be built in New Zealand. work they do and the issues they face. The groups conducting the presentations are a cross section of the groups ‘OrthO - Dent’ presently operating in Marlborough and the meeting has been set up to Denture CliniC ltD better educate the candidates on a number of successes over the years includwide range of community issues.. ing being the first Kawasaki dealer in New Candidates have been asked to bring Zealand, the first Kawasaki Dealer to sell Full, Partial, Relines, Repairs campaign details for a static display 100 Mules when they were introduced to European Quality and information table, while comthe NZ market in 1991 and four times NZ munity groups have also been invited iAn z. PAlleY Yvonne A. PAlleY number one Kawasaki Mule and ATV REGISTERED CERTIfIED REGISTERED CLINICAL to bring and display information on dealer. DENTAL TECHNICIAN DENTAL TECHNICIAN the work they do. Aside from the business Peter has served 9 Tremorne Ave, Blenheim The meeting will be held from as Chairman of the LMVDI in Marlborough 3.30pm to 5pm tomorrow at the Wesfrom 1996-1998 and was on the National ley Centre auditorium on the corner of Motorcycle Committee for the MTA from Henry and John streets. 2004-2006.


Bridge structurally sound following earthquakes Despite all of Marlborough's recent earthquake activity, the 96-year-old Opawa River Bridge is still structually sound. A spokesperson for the New Zealand Transport Agency said imediately after the July and August earthquakes all state highway bridges in Marlborough were assessed, and these checks confirmed that they have all remained structurally sound, including the Opawa River Bridge. "There are more factors to the potential impact of an earthquake than just the magnitude; depth and ground acceleration are also a factor. "Bridges on the state highway are built and maintained to a high seismic standard, and the NZTA has been carrying out an extensive nationwide programme of bridge strengthening, seismic retrofitting and maintenance inspections to ensure these structures remain well equipped to demonstrate strong resilience when earthquakes occur," he said. History of the Opawa River The first bridge over the Opawa River at this point was built in 1869. It collapsed in

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RUMMEL-CLEMENT: Katja and Gus are proud to announce the safe and quick arrival of their beautiful baby girl Amiria Keyanna. The “Little Star of the Sea” was born August 10, 2013 at 6:45 am at Wairau Hospital. Weight 3080g and 50cm length. A special thank you to midwife Marion Preston and all the staff at the maternity ward.

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CHURCH: Dylan and Deanne are happy to announce the arrival of Fletcher George (10lb10oz) on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 8:19pm at Wairau Hospital. A little brother for very proud Ashley and Mitchell. A very big thank you to Sue. Also Edith and the lovely Ward One ladies. Photo supplied.

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Broadbridge Transport

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Weir Broadbridge West Coast Rd, Renwick How many years have you been in business? Our parents Cyril and Hazel Broadbridge first started the business 66 years ago. What is it about this region that has kept you here? Good clients and good weather. We are a family business that is dedicated to looking after local people. What has been your most memorable highlight over these years? There have been lots of highlights but being able to celebrate 66 years in business as a milestone would be one of the major ones.

What is it about your line of work that is most satisfying? Keeping our customers satisfied with their requirements and making them happy with the work we do. How has your business changed over time? Our business has changed recently from all sorts of general cartage to a more specialised focus on livestock cartage. What words of advice would you give to other businesses in this economic climate? Look after your clients and they will look after you. It is also about the ability to adapt to changing times.

Graeme O’Brien 6 Nelson Street How many years have you been in business? 28 years. What is it about your line of work that is most satisfying? Creating satisfied customers. What has been your most memorable highlight over these years? Many job satisfactions. One is being able to offer jobs to staff. What is it about this region that has kept you here? My family and my work keep me in Marlborough.


How has your business changed over time? It has expanded from engineering to sandblasting and powder coating and has grown to 11 staff from just 1. What words of advice would you give to other businesses in this economic climate? Stick to what you know and what you are good at.

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Tony Flood 44 Main Street, Blenheim How many years have you been in business? 30 years. What is it about your line of work that is most satisfying? Talking to customers and being able to help them with their problems. What has been your most memorable highlight over these years? Having satisfied customers served by good competent staff. What is it about this region that has kept you here? Family, good friends, being involved in all types of motor sport and the Marlborough Sounds. How has your business changed over time? When I first started I could carry 15 radiators in stock and they would


Ian and Karen Higgins 6 Hawkesbury Rd, Renwick fit around 80% of the cars on the road. Now with all the import cars in NZ it is not possible to stock them all and some have to be sourced from overseas. What words of advice would you give to other businesses in this economic climate? Have good, friendly staff. Offer good service and stick to what you know.


How many years have you been in business? 20 years. What is it about your line of work that is most satisfying? Having happy customers and seeing staff enjoying their work. What has been your most memorable highlight over these years? Having more family become involved in the business and seeing the company grow over the years. What is it about this region that has kept you here? Our family and the lifestyle that Marlborough has to offer. How has your business changed over time? We provide a wider range of transport and services from

pastoral and vineyard spreading to almost any kind of general freight. What words of advice would you give to other businesses in this economic climate? Customer service is very important. If you look after your customers then they will do the same for you. We are a family business and our customers and employees are our extended family.

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There was music, games and food stalls in the Forum last Friday to raise money for the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day. Leaps and Bounds Early Learning Centre also had a yellow dress-up day with food, face painting and balloons.

 Kaia Peek, 3, from Blenheim with daffodils from the Cancer Society.

Dress Up Day

ps and Bounds Early  Staff and kids at the Lea g Daffodil Day. atin ebr Learning Centre cel

 Connor Dell and Mikaela Freeth have fun playing with yellow gloop.

 Oliver Heaney and Lei a Shaw having fun with the yellow theme .

Staff and kids at John Street Preschool had fun dressing up last Friday to celebrate everybody’s different interests.

 Hailey Crafer, 4, Paige Town, 4, and Luke-Terry Edgecombe Edwards, 4.

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Progress at Butter Factory Local Member of Parliament Colin King says he is delighted with the progress underway to realign what is known as the Butter Factory Corner. So far, the top soil has been stripped and ducts have been laid for electricity and telecommunication cables to be put underground. Curbing is just about to begin. The realignment, costing over one million dollars, will provide much greater safety for traffic merging with SH1 from Alabama road as well as those turning off the Highway at Riverlands, Mr King said. Traffic leaving SH1 and turning onto Alabama Road has needed to swing into the middle of the road to negotiate the corner, he explained. When the work is completed a 70k

speed zone will be in place, trucks will be able to stack well clear of the railway line and a right and left tuning bay will be in place improving road safety and freight efficiency. Concerns have been raised by parents of children at Riverlands School, locals and also from the CMP Meat management, but Mr King said he was sure there would be some very relived people around when the changes had been completed. The project has been designed by Aurecon and the construction contract was awarded to Fulton Hogan (Marlborough) in mid-July. Work is due to be completed by the end of November.

L-R Christo Heyns, contracts manager for Fulton Hogan, Frank Porter, Highways Manager for Marlborough Roads and Colin King MP inspecting progress at Butter Factory Corner in Blenheim.

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How to recognise signs of a stroke Strokes can't be prevented, they hit without warning and only affect older people? No! These are all myths. The truth is that strokes affect all ages with around 24 people experience a stroke everyday in New Zealand. In one year nearly 2000 people will be affected under retirement age and of this number, around 40 by children. Prevention is the key and the Stroke Foundation is trying to reach as many people as possible with its FAST stroke recognition message. To raise awareness it's essential that people recognise at least one sign of stroke so as many people as possible with stroke can reach hospital in time The Stroke Foundation is here to help and support people and their families/whanau affected by stroke. It can be challenging when it happens to you or to someone close, but many New Zealanders who have had a stroke go on to live healthy, functional lives.

and receive potentially lifesaving treatment. FAST stands for Face Arms Speech Time. Face - Look at the person's face and ask them to try and smile. Is one side drooping? Arms - Ask them to raise both arms. Is one side weak? Speech - Ask them to say something simple. Are they unable to speak or are their words jumbled or slurred? Time - Time to act fast and call 111. Time lost may mean brain lost. People in the Marlborough region wanting stroke information, help or support can contact their Community Stroke Advisor on 03 578 3603 or email The Stroke Foundation is the only organisation in New Zealand dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke, improving treatment outcomes, and supporting those affected by stroke and is a not-forprofit organisation.

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HUTCHBY, Joan Margaret: On September 2 2013, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. In her 86th year. Much loved wife of David, for 64 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Michelle, Nigel and Karen, Richard and Sandi and Davina and Bruce Hantz and loving nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages to P O Box 110 Blenheim 7240. At Joan’s request a private family service will be held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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

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.

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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.

Public Meeting Notification Meet the Candidates Meet your local Marlborough District Mayoral and Waiaru / Awatere District Council Candidates at the Renwick Community Hall Wednesday 11th September 7.30pm All welcome

St Christopher’s Goodwill Friday 6th September 9am - Noon at the Church Hall redwoodtown (opp Countdown). Usual bargains good used clothing, household goods and books.

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 5206377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 5782271.

Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday

Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543 354, 24hr helpline.

Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers.

Overeaters Anonymous:

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.

For more information Ph 570 5137

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Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

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Richmond Estate Rai Valley 18-20th October Registrations close 20th Sept Contact Dot Scott 5788029

Citizens Advice Bureau

Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335.

Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics: A support group for those who grew up with addiction. Meet every Wednesday 7pm, SF Marlborough rooms (upstairs), 4 Scott St. Ph Tania 972 0155, Ross 578 5896.

Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-4pm / Tue, Thurs 9.30-3pm.

Hospital Visiting Hours: Wa i ra u H o s p i t a l : D a i l y 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward.

HUTCHBY, Joan Margaret: On September 2 2013, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. In her 86th year. Much loved wife of David, for 64 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Michelle, loving nana of Rebecca and Greg, and Rachel and James, loved great nana of Sadie, Georgia and Claudia and step grandmother of Brooke and Rebecca. HUTCHBY, Joan Margaret: On September 2 2013, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. In her 86th year. Much loved wife of David, for 64 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Nigel and Karen, loving nana of Jason, Joanne, and Nicole and a loved great nana and friend of Rebecca and David, Liam, Chase, Chloe, Brooke, Ollie, Jasmine and Georja. HUTCHBY, Joan Margaret: On September 2 2013, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. In her 86th year. Much loved wife of David, for 64 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Sandi, loving nana of Angela, Kelly and Takiesha and a loved great nana of Aiden, Dannielle and Bradley. HUTCHBY, Joan Margaret: On September 2 2013, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. In her 86th year. Dearly loved and cherished nana of Blair, Scott, Shelby and Mallory and special great nana of wee Lincoln.



Marlborough Family Budgeting: Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006.

Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Nonurgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

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health & beauty

CANCER support and information. Contact The Cancer Society in the Forum. Open Mon - Fri 9.00am - 4.30pm. Ph. 579 4379. EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope & suction. Ph for an appointment 5788310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Volunteer Marlborough Charitable Trust Inc. will be held on Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 12:00 p.m. The Chairperson’s Report and Financial Reports for the year ending 30 June 2013 will be presented. Board Officers for the 2013/14 financial year will be elected. Any submissions for the AGM should be submitted in writing to the Secretary by 5:00pm Tuesday, 17 September. Location: Marlborough House, 21 Henry Street, Blenheim All Welcome For more information call 577-9388

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Close game for local lads The rugby season is over for Marlborough Boys’ College First XV team, who were defeated by Otago Boys’ High School at the weekend. The team, whose victory against Nelson Boys’ College led to their place in the South Island title, went down 26-20. The game was played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Entries open for triathlon Running shoes, bike and togs ready because entries are now open for the Marlborough Women’s Triathlon. The revamped triathlon, to be held on December 1, will be limited to 500 entries, which organisers expect to fill up quickly. Based at its traditional location, Stadium 2000, this year’s event will have a 5.5km run/walk, 14km cycle and 100m swim. The website address for entries is www.marlboroughwomenstri.

The weather was perfect, the racing was exceptional and the organisation of the biggest secondary schools cycling event in the top of the south island went without a hitch as some of New Zealand’s most talented riders took to the roads and circuits of Marlborough at the weekend. The standout performer was local Under 17 rider Georgia Catterick, a member of the Bike NZ Junior Development programme who won the Under 17 girls general classification with an impressive time trial followed by a good tactical ride in the remaining 3 races and a strong finish to the road race. Callum Caughey raced well to get 3rd in the sprint ace for Under 15 boys while Dylan Vile, Ethan Batt and Thomas Westend raced strongly to just miss out on podium finishes. Tour organise Joe Blakiston said that

the strength of the large Christchurch schools came through with some exceptional shows of power riding to take away most of the main male races. The Under 17 boys team, in particular, from Christchurch Boys High School with its 5 cyclists rode away from the field to comfortably win the Road Race on the Benmorven Marlborough Ridge circuit on Sunday. The crowds gathered at the finish were very vocal and reminiscent of a grand tour finish and shows the great heart that Junior Cycling has in New Zealand at present. From this race a selection will be made for the New Zealand Schools Cycling Championships in Fielding in October. Georgia Catterick, a member of the Bike NZ Junior Development programme, who won the Under 17 girls general classification. Photo supplied.

Renwick students off to a flying start in their cross country

it’s in the blood Three members of one family represented Marlborough Athletics at the NZ Road Champs held in Dunedin last Saturday. Robbie Barnes finished 4th in the Mens 50-54 Age Group completing the 10km course in a time of 36min 58sec. Jess Barnes was 11th in the Women 18-19 Age Group over the 5km course. Her time was 22min 54sec. Anna Barnes competed in the Girls 10-12 2km event finishing 5th in a time of 8min 33sec.

Renwick School Cross Country excites once again! By Renwick School student Frank Hartland You may have thought that there was a stampede at the Giesen Sports and Events Centre but, no, you were wrong! On Wednesday August 14, Renwick School held, yet again, another amazing cross country and, believe it or not, this once in a year’s event has been going for approximately 63 years. This year, the turnout was amazing as heaps of people had turned


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All you could hear was cheering as the first race was about to start. Bang! They were off; the first race had now started. Miss Newman says "I love anything to do with sports so that’s why I applied to be the sport’s organiser." Next it was the year 2 girls’ race. Eventually, the last races began and soon enough, all the races had finished. This fantastic event had come to a sad close but at the same time

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everyone had loved it just as they thought they would. "I hope cross country goes for as long as Renwick School exists," says Miss Newman. Renwick School are very proud of this fabulous event and hope to keep it going for many years to come, so be prepared for next year's even better cross country! The Sun is proudly supporting the Renwick Accelerated Programme’s student journalists.

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