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By Kristy Martin Marlborough Boys’ College is holding its 50th jubilee next month and organisers are asking all students from 1963 to attend. It was a time of post-war discipline, the hippie revolution and rock n’ roll music, recalls Malcolm Adams who is helping to coordinate the event. “We had to have our socks two finger lengths down from the kneecap or else we got detention,” said Malcolm, a Form 3 student in 1963. “If our caps weren’t on they had to be tucked into our belts with the insignia showing at the back.” Continued page 2

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New housing scheme launched A new Housing New Zealand initiative called FirstHome to help families buy their own home was announced in Blenheim this week by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. “FirstHome will help modest income earners in provincial New Zealand buy their first home by gifting them a 10 per cent deposit and giving them priority to purchase surplus vacant state houses no longer needed by Housing New Zealand,” Dr Smith says. “FirstHome will improve housing outcomes at both ends of the affordability spectrum. “It will help modest income families in provincial New Zealand buy their first home. It will also free up capital from these surplus vacant properties to invest in new state houses in high demand areas like Auckland and Christchurch.” FirstHome eligibility criteria is that applicants must be first home buyers, have an

income equal to, or less than, the national household average (one person $53,000, two or more persons $80,600) and be committed to owning and living in the house for a minimum of three years. Housing New Zealand will make a grant of 10 per cent of the property’s market value, up to a maximum of $20,000. Buyers may also be eligible for other home ownership assistance such as the KiwiSaver first-home deposit subsidy and savings withdrawal, and a Welcome Home Loan. Dr Smith said selling surplus vacant state houses was not a new initiative, with 1280 being sold during the last Government. He launched FirstHome at a threebedroom property in Blenheim, which will be placed on the market on October 7 for $160,000. It is understood Blenheim was chosen for the national launch because it has a number of vacant state houses.

MP Colin King and Minister of Housing Dr Nick Smith launch FirstHome in Blenheim. Photo supplied.

Boys’ College 50 year celebrations Continued from page 1 Bill McEwan, who was head prefect in 1963, also recalls the school’s militarystyle regime. “We were taught by a lot of returned servicemen who brought back military discipline after the war,” he explained. The men chuckle when they recall walking the dreaded 52 stairs to get the cane. “There were 52 steps on the way up, but only ever two on the way down you went that bloody fast!” Malcolm said. But it was a fun time to be a teenager in Blenheim, with rugby at the fore, dances and a world of possibility ahead. “We had that military regime versus the hippies and the revolution, and the music was fantastic. It was a great time,” Bill remembers. The Marlborough College on Stephenson Street was a co-ed school with about 1100 students, before the female students shifted to the new Marlborough Girls’ College in 1963. This was when the site became Marlborough Boys’ College (MBC). The reunion is for students who were in

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forms 3-7 in 1963, plus their partners, and ex-staff members. It will be held over the weekend of November 1, with registrations on the Friday afternoon, followed by college tours and class photographs on the Saturday

morning. Saturday night, November 2, will feature an informal dinner in the college hall to the tunes of 1960s rock‘n’roll music. For details and registration, head to the college website

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Crime prevention moves pay off By Glenise Dreaver Crime prevention strategies are key to a significant reduction in Marlborough’s crime rate says Area Police Commander, Inspector Simon Feltham. “We are really happy with our results over the last twelve months,” he said. The latest figures show the total crime rate across the Tasman Police District, which also includes Nelson Bays and the West Coast, has dropped to the lowest level since 1995. Marlborough recorded significant reductions in unlawful entry and burglary offences, down 19 per cent on the previous year. Theft and opportunistic offences like shoplifting were down 25.6 per cent and fraud was down 39.2 per cent. That was the result of people being more aware of the need for

care with pin numbers and credit cards, Inspector Feltham said. With far fewer cheques being used, there was also less opportunity for that sort of crime. However, technology was starting to offer other challenges with TradeMe and Facebook- related crimes rising, he said. That demonstrated that the criminal landscape was continually evolving. “We are keeping an eye on the social media.” Marlborough’s Prevention Group also proactively visits groups and premises offering advice, particularly where crimes have occurred. “There will be a reason premises have been targeted and we give specific advice to prevent a recurrence,” he said. Preventative work also looks at what injures people and reducing alcohol-related harm was key to that.

Marlborough Police Area Commander, Inspector Simon Feltham.

“We have been working with licensed premises and undertaking operations to make sure licensed premises are fulfilling their obligations under the Sale of Liquor Act.” Police also plan higher visibility on Saturday nights, and to do more work on enforcing the liquor ban in

public places, ensuring that people know what is acceptable and what is not. Inspector Feltham said they were also ensuring that any offending was followed up as quickly as possible. While it was not an official “zero tolerance” policy, most crime was caused by relatively few multiple offenders, he said. “We are now holding them to account so that they have less impact.” Recent raids on Mongrel Mob premises had also resulted in a significant number of that group being held in custody pending hearings on mainly drug-related charges. While the main members had not yet moved out of this area, police were anticipating that there would be movement following the raids. “We know they are quite a transient group.”

El Jaguar prowls into Picton By Glenise Dreaver Picton’s Little Theatre on Saturday night will feature a solo show with masked Mexican wrestler, El Jaguar. He is a top stand up comedian who has performed at the Sydney Opera House. Theatre manager Bruce Anderson described the former WWF wrestling superstar as “a seasoned professional, with spectacular comedic timing”. “Normally we would have three, four or five stand up comedians a night, but he is so good he can hold his own show,” he said. Those attending would also be invited to an after-show function at Mikey’s Bar, with a free beer or wine. If patrons were unable able to stay for that, the voucher could be cashed in the next day, he said. Stand up comedy was proving hugely popular and Bruce said the last one had set a record. “We grossed

$3500 in one night.” The profits allowed for ongoing investment in the theatre, with a $13,500 kitchen having been installed “and with a huge new fridge that was a gift from Seamus' Irish pub”. Businesses in Picton were continuing high levels of support and the popular shows attracted visitors from out of town he said. “Recently we had a couple from Sydney who found out about one of our comedy shows and came over for the weekend to see it. They stayed two nights at a local motel, and also went out on a fishing boat.” One of the theatre’s next projects is the re-roofing of the building, at an estimated cost of $4000. Tickets are available at Take Note in Picton or phone Bruce on 027 924 6606 or email dramatrix@bigpond. com

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Man identified Police yesterday released the name of a man whose body was discovered in a creek in the Riverlands area of Blenheim on Wednesday morning. He was Glenn Carl McGregor, aged 39 years, of Redwoodtown. Police were alerted to the incident shortly after 11am when a member of the public spotted the body. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death are ongoing.

Child started fire A child playing with a lighter is believed to have started the fire that destroyed a Henderson Street home last Thursday. A pregnant woman and her three children lost all their belongings in the fire but have since moved into a new home courtesy of Housing New Zealand.

Quake of 4.7 On Wednesday, October 2, at 5.22am, a short sharp 4.7 earthquake woke residents in the Seddon/Ward and Blenheim areas, as well as Wellington. The quake was at a depth of 22km and its epicentre was 30km east of Seddon.

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Thommy’s Takeaways opens in Blenheim Story and photo by Kristy Martin Owners of the new Thommy’s Takeaways in Blenheim say their mouth-watering burgers will help set them apart from other fish and chip shops in town. Tua Marina family the Thompsetts have taken over the Alana Place shop that used to be Mr Frys. Janice Thompsett and husband Ken are already known for their prize-winning

“Muster Buster” burgers they used to sell at the car boot market. People would come from all over, rain or shine, for the burgers, which have won awards at Blenheim’s Blues, Brews and BBQs and the Havelock Mussel Festival. “Brett McGregor, who won MasterChef, said they were full of deliciousness,” laughed Janice. The couple’s daughter Melissa will be the

one running the show, with assistance from friends and family members. They will open the business from tonight and are urging people to stop in, meet them and grab a bite. “We’ve worked long and hard and done plenty of fundraising for the community,” said Ken. “This was a dream of ours, to own a shop, and it’s nice to finally be able to do it.”

Grand opening for Springlands Springlands Lifestyle Village will hold an official opening tomorrow to celebrate the completion of the facility and allow members of the public to come take a tour. Stage one of the Battys Road building was completed in 2009, followed by the continuing care wing in 2011. Earlier this year the finishing touches were added to the area that joined the sections together. Manager Naomi Nailer said the open day was a great opportunity for people to tour the building and meet the staff. She said people might not realise that Springlands has various housing options available to prospective residents, whether they require continuous care or an independent lifestyle. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman will officially open the facility from 11am tomorrow.

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RNZAF Aircraftman learns new skills in Samoa By Kristy Martin Former Marlborough Boys’ College student and Royal New Zealand Air Force Aircraftman Billy Ward has just returned from a training exercise in Samoa. Billy, a communication information systems mechanic, was deployed to Samoa as part of Exercise TUNEX ASTRA 13. This project was designed to give RNZAF technicians experience working in a foreign environment to develop skills and tactics required for humanitarian aid and disaster relief situations. Billy, who joined 26 others in the deployment, described his time in Samoa as an “awesome experience”. “You get to see what it is like to live in a country quite different from New Zealand and get to put your training into practice in a completely different environment. “You also become a lot closer as a team as you work through the various challenges that present themselves,” he said. Billy’s role in the Air Force sees him setting up and operating tactical radio and satellite-based communication systems. He is also responsible for keeping op-

erational data flowing efficiently and securely through the many networks used to support RNZAF missions in NZ and overseas. When Billy decided to join the RNZAF, he was following the footsteps of his father, who has been in the Air Force for 35 years. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I finished school, so I spoke to my father who has been in the military for 35 years and he recommended it as a great place to start out,” Billy said. “You can get some great qualifications, get paid while you learn and be part of a great team.” The 19-year-old, who grew up in Renwick, said he’s always been interested in technology and feels fortunate that his job nurtures this passion. “You get to be hands-on with some really flash kit such as our satellite systems. “What I enjoy about the Air Force is the fact that it’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. “You are part of a huge team that is almost like a second family. “You make great friends, travel and experience things I would have never experienced as a civilian.”

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What is your favourite food? Good old family/Sunday roast lamb with roast vegetables, and apple crumble for dessert. What makes you smile? Having fun with my family and friends  and helping others succeed in achieving their goals (especially helping first home buyers). What’s your pet hate? Drugs, especially in sport.  When role models at the highest level are proven to be cheats through drugs. 


Your favourite holiday destination? Marlborough Sounds with family and friends – Just R & R, hunting, diving and fishing. What’s your favourite music? Not a great music person, but like anything from the 80’s What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I love athletics and the history of the Olympics.  In my younger days I was ranked within the top 10 in NZ for 100m and 200m before my wife’s good cooking took over.

Who would you invite to dinner? The policy makers on the current housing problem with NZ, to share some ideas on what can be done to help more people into their own home. What’s next on your wish list? To travel and experience everything Milford Sounds has to offer including the hunting and fishing experience.  A saying you like to live by? Make sure any person that comes for my advice leaves happier than when they arrived.  ‘Pay it forward’ -  I love to help others achieve their goals.

Bring back brekkie Cereal-maker Kellogg’s is offering a free cereal breakfast to children on Saturday October 12 at Pak N Save in Springlands. The breakfast, to be served between 9am to noon, is part of a national road show. All parents need to do is bring their children to the store to try their choice of the Kellogg's product on offer. Children’s entertainment will be provided, including skipping challenges, colouring activities and coupon redemption discounts. A spokesperson for Kellogg’s says the aim is to encourage Kiwi families to bring back the most important meal of the day. The Kellogg’s travelling breakfast roadshow.

It follows research for Kellogg’s by dietician Glenn Cardwell supporting the contention that the breakfast habit has left the home. “We have to convince those who have stopped breakfast to return because there is new and robust evidence that it is a wise health decision,” Mr Cardwell said.



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‘C’ is for ‘competition’ By Belinda Jackson The stunning C-type Jaguar (known as the XK120-C) that sits against the back wall at Omaka Classic Cars was built from scratch by enthusiast Rae Fairweather. Rae wanted to build a Peter Bruin kit-set vehicle, one of only six or seven ever produced, so he took delivery of the chassis and fibreglass body shell in 2004. Although Rae had a MKVII as a ‘donor car’, he made the majority of the other parts that were required, including the suspension. The engine is a 3.4-litre twin-cam, straight-6. Rae loved the challenge of building such a car and says it drives beautifully, to the point of being quite boring! He says you don’t even get buffeted by the wind! With its lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body, the C-Type (‘C’ is for ‘competition’) became famous for winning the Le Mans 24 Hour Race at its first attempt in 1951. It won again in 1953 but this time the body was made of an even thinner, lighter aluminium and the original twin H8 sandcast SU carburettors were replaced by three DCO3 40mm Webers which helped boost power to 220 bhp (164 kW). They also saved further weight by using a rubber bag fuel tank, lighter electrical equipment and thinner gauge steel for some of the chassis tubes and another significant change to the car was a switch to disc brakes. Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt won the race at 105.85 mph (170.35 km) – the first time Le Mans had been won at an average of over 100 miles per hour (161 km). Rae has also restored veteran cars – those produced earlier than 1918. The first one he did was a 1911 twin cylinder Renault which he got on the road in 1972, only selling it about five years ago. He then completed a 1913 Buick. This had been mostly restored during the mid-eighties but is now being tidied up with Rae even making new wheels. Rae’s career with cars started with an ap-

Rae Fairweather in his hand-built Jaguar XL120-C.

prenticeship at the Ford dealer in Blenheim. However his apprenticeship was ‘transferred’ to Trevor Humphries panel beaters next door when he didn’t agree that mowing the boss’s lawns was part of the job! Cool store construction materials was Rae’s next job, with Glenroy Products, but his love of cars took his engineering skills to another panel beater, this time Noel Healey’s. However the family business beckoned so

Rae worked for Fairweather’s Engineering for 22 or so years, on the site of Fairweather’s pub on Scott Street. In fact the walls are covered in photos from the company’s heyday, making for an interesting piece of local history. Rae has just finished restoring a MK1 GT Cortina with Owen Packham and next on the list is an MGB Roadster. He loves the challenge of replicating the

original vehicles, whether he is building or restoring them – his goal to ensure each piece is authentic. Visitors to Omaka Classic Cars can often be heard enthusing over the cars in the collection and this is something Rae loves. He explains: “Just to hear people from overseas getting all excited about the cars is great – there’s always plenty to talk about!”

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- weekend event guide Friday 4 October An evening with Two Chefs A pleasant evening with two local chefs Jan Bilton and Chris Fortune, who will entertain us with their culinary skills. Jan and Chris are both well known in the food industry and very involved in the local community. 7.30pm at the Floor Pride Civic Theatre. Ph 03 520 8558. 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 Sundays 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. Picton EcoWorld “Kids Go Free” Meet a Penguin - Touch a Tuatara 2pm - 5pm Daily Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434. Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888. Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666. Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12noon-5pm Wed – Sat. 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784

Saturday 5 October Model Show Presented by NZ Model Vehicle Realistic Scale Models Club Redwood Town Hall 10.00am 3.00pm. Gold coin entry Marlborough Artisan Market Wynen St Carpark 9.30am - 1.30pm Quality local produce, arts, crafts, entertainment and refreshments Kaikoura Seafest Kaikoura’s premier festival featuring wine and food from the region is an annual celebration of the abundance of the ocean, land and all it represents for the Kaikoura region. 10.00am – 5.30pm – Picton Little Theatre Present “El Jaguar” Join former WWF wrestling superstar - El Jaguar as he takes you on a hilarious roller coaster ride of mediocrity! Ph Bruce Anderson 027 924 6606 Picton Spring Market Over 30 stalls, Monster toy sale, plants, flowers, honey, eggs, funky crafts, food stalls, buskers. A fundraiser for the Picton Toy Library and other community groups. Rain or Shine. 10am till 2.30pm The Picton Toy Library building Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Take a trip in the Sounds. Visit Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary and Ruakaka salmon farm. 4,5,6,11,13 October. Info and Bookings 03 573 9228. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, phone John 578 3918. Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of the month at 1.30pm 4.30pm. St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 57824

Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants, produce and crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

Sunday 6 October Riverside Railway Train Departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45 and 3.00pm Fares; Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY Renwick Anglican Community Church Morning worship at 10.00am Ulysses Ride: To Kekerengu Meet at railway Stn (south end) 12.45pm departing at 1pm Winter Farmers’ Market 10am - 12.30pm - Liz Davidson Park, Cnr Charles & Queen Streets,Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer. St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 09.30am 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 o

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. 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. EVERY SUNDAY weather permitting.

UP AND COMING EVENTS Monday 7 October The Marlborough 4 Fun Children’s Theatre are proud to present “Adrian Kirk - Entertainer” Adrian Kirk is a professional juggler comedian. Tuesday 8 October Toastmasters – FREE workshop. Learn speaking and listening skills, prepare yourself for interviews and gain confidence in impromptu speaking. 6.30pm – 8pm. Spaces are limited. Ph Cindy on 573 6928

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.

Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday. Mon & Wed 1 - 4pm. Thur 9 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 5781835

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

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

Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379.

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

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!

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Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679.

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

Model Show l Vehicle Club Presented by NZ Mode wood Town Red s. del Mo le Sca Realistic coin entry ld Go m 0p Hall 10.00am - 3.0

EXHIBITION Oil paintings of Marlborough & Beyond by Graham Taylor.

Winter reflections The Grove

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Yealands Estate MARLBOROUGH GALLERY 204 High Street SAT 5th Oct 10.30 - 4.30pm Daily to Sun Oct 20th.

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Friday October 4, 2013

Model expo hopes to attract all ages Story by Celeste Lodewyk A group of model enthusiasts are putting on an expo for the public tomorrow and are encouraging people of all ages to come along and view their extensive collection. The Marlborough branch NZ Model Vehicle Club Inc will display over 300 models of everything from Lego, planes, trucks, cars and even ships. Club members have spent many hours building the models which are very “realistic and fascinating to look at”, said member Warren Piesse. “There will be various scales from large to very small, some are hand painted and some are airbrushed. “Most of us have been collecting and building models for most of our adult lives. “The best thing about models is that they appeal to all ages. It’s a great thing for families to do together during the school holidays and we hope to see them coming along to our expo,” he said. This will be the fifth annual expo for the club which has nine members here in Marlborough. The expo will be held at the Redwoodtown Hall in Blenheim from 10am - 3pm and there will be a gold coin entry.

Marlborough branch NZ Model Vehicle Club Inc member Ashley Toms with one of his models which will be on display at the club’s expo tomorrow. Photo supplied.



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Mind that child Farm safety encouraged during school holidays With school holidays in full swing, Federated Farmers is putting out a timely reminder to be vigilant with farm safety. “Our home is our work place and when the children are home from school, we need to be more alert to hazards around the farm,” says Jeanette Maxwell, Federated Farmers Health & Safety spokesperson said.

“Last year we had 14 fatalities and 408 serious injuries on farm. Don’t become a part of the statistic these holidays. Be mindful of visitors on farm wanting to experience the rural lifestyle, educate them on hazards and keep them safe. “Going over your farm hazards with visitors is also a great way to refresh your understanding of

them. Working on-farm can breed complacency and we see this in the number of older and more experienced farmers injured in preventable accidents. “Everyone has a responsibility to improve safety on the farm. Look out for yourself, your workers, and your family so you can enjoy the school holiday,” she said.

Irrigation scheme receives much-needed funding The New Zealand Government is investing $80million this year into Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd to act as a bridging investor for irrigation projects. In total, the Government has signalled plans to invest up to $400 million in regional-scale schemes. This is in light of this year’s drought which has shown the importance of irrigation and water storage. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said NZ was not short of rainfall, but rather did not have enough capacity to store and use the water in dry times. “We currently store less than two percent of the water that lands on New Zealand. Done properly, regional projects can allocate water to benefit both the

economy and environment, and help us through future dry spells.” Dr William Rolleston, Federated Farmers spokesperson on climate change said the logic for water storage was irrefutable with the recent predictions that NZ could face a future climate of heavier extreme rainfall, stronger and more extreme winter winds as well as longer periods of drought. “There are three basics to growing pasture and crops and they are soils, sunlight and water. While many countries have the first two, it is water, or the lack of it, which limits food production in a world where the supply and demand for food sits on a knife edge. “We have two options for adaption. First is researching new crops and pasture varietals in the

knowledge that farms will face greater environmental stress. This demands an on-going and bipartisan ramp up in both our agricultural research and development spend and science capability. “The second of course is the huge opportunity we have to store rain water. “South Canterbury’s Opuha dam, the most recent dedicated water storage facility which started operating in the late 1990’s, has proven itself by insulating South Canterbury from drought. “Stored rain water provides the means to maintain minimum flows. Water storage is as much environmental infrastructure as it is economic. Every region should be looking at storing rain water and many currently are,” he said.

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Federated Farmers is reminding rural families to be extra vigilant with their children home during the school holidays. Photo provided.

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Official drought period has ended Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says rural communities have bounced back strongly after this year’s drought, with the official declaration ending September 29. “Earlier this year I extended the official drought declaration covering the entire North Island and West Coast of the South Island until the end of September. This was in recognition that the drought was the worst in 70 years and the need for support would continue through the winter. “Fortunately we have had an excellent winter with warm temperatures and decent rainfall. This has meant very good growing conditions for most farmers across the country. “This shows the resilience of rural communities who have come through earthquakes, snow storms, and drought over the last few years. With every challenge farmers have rebounded and come back even stronger.” A total of 146 applications for Rural Assistance Payments have been

granted this year with $814,277.32 in assistance paid. These are paid at an equivalent rate to the unemployment benefit and were available to those in extreme hardship. “This shows that farmers are not interested in handouts unless absolutely necessary. What’s more important to them is knowing the Government has acknowledged their situation and is providing back-up support.” Around $320,000 in funding has also been made available to Rural Support Trusts who have worked closely with farmers, providing support and guidance. “I want to thank everyone who banded together to help rural communities in their time of need, including the Ministry for Primary Industries, Work and Income, Rural Support Trusts, IRD, Federated Farmers, Rural Women, the NZ Veterinary Association, Beef + Lamb NZ, Dairy NZ and many banks who offered special packages.

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SALES MAIN ST 9.30 Saturday. Estate clean out Table and chairs Pots Bric-a-brac, Windsor Mail Items, Linen and craft items.

Cook/Chef - Part time-nights Looking for a mature well presented person to join our friendly team. Experience in a busy kitchen prefered. Please apply to: Rocco`s Restaurant, Blenheim Ph 578 6940 or

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Wairau Valley Anglican Parish Proudly presents 22nd tour of COUNTRY GARDENS

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Kaikoura Hospital is a 26 bed rural hospital, providing a comprehensive range of Permanent health services, including acute convalescent, long term care, and maternity Rachel Proof read by:_______________________________ With:medical, _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ care. As the sole Registered Nurse, you will need confidence in your assessment deliverer and problem solving skills, be able to work autonomously, lead a small team of Healthcare Assistants and have at least three years nursing experience. required for


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KENNY: Alaric John (7lb 8oz) September 29, 2013

BARNES, Ian James (Snr): September 30, 2013

RANDALL: Aylee Jay (7lb 12oz) September 28, 2013

BARNETT, Grace Edith (nee Fearn): September 25, 2013

RENJU: Tany Renju September 22, 2013

BENNETT, Rosemary Hannah: October 1, 2013

DEANE, Kenneth Edward Clark (Ken) Reg No 73998 RNZAF: September 29, 2013

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ASHWELL, Russell James: September 27, 2013




KEMPTHORNE: Archie Derek (3.3kg) September 19, 2013

DAVIS, Kenneth Humphries (Humphrey): October 2, 2013



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James Collinson, with some of the trophies for his oral presentations at the Marlborough Performing Arts Competitions.




Photo and story provided. In the first week of the October school holidays, James Collinson took part in the Marlborough Performing Arts Competitions in Blenheim. He won the Platt cup, the Girling Cup, the Ford cup and the Sister Leonie Trophy as well as the Winstanley Kerridge Scholarship for outstanding audience connection in speech. James came first for his bible reading, characterization, own poem, impromptu speech, and prepared speech.  He came second for the test poem and prepared prose and third for poetry recitation.  He also received a very highly commended for light verse and highly commended for reading at sight.

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Call for volunteers Marlborough Harriers Club is still seeking volunteers to help with marshalling for the Marlborough Marathon. Spokesman Les Mckay says that while the local club has its quota already, another club is having problems getting numbers, so the more the locals can provide the better. The day comes with a free lunch, drink bottle and a movie pass, so it’s not for nothing. “Don’t make me have to twist your arm!” says Les If you able to help, contact Ron Adams at ron.deb.adams@actrix.

Marina2Marina news The annual Marina2Marina run will be held on Sunday October 13. Routes may vary and will be confirmed in the pre race briefing. The runs are: Snout Run, 13km. Race brief 8.50am, start at 9am. (Note time change.) Entrants must be 14 years of age or over. Marina to Marina, 9km. For family groups. An easy run/walk from Picton Marina to Waikawa Marina and back. Walkers: race brief 8:50am, start 9am. Runners: race brief 9.20am, 9.30 am start. (Note start time change.) Entrants must be seven or over. Kids’ Dash, 2km: A short course for kids (and parents if needed). Race brief 9.25am. 9.35am start. Entrants must be 5 to 9 years of age.

Summer already The Marlborough Harriers’ Summer Runners program kicks off on October 10 from 6pm at Oliver Park on the corner of Weld and Cleghorn streets. The program will feature various events at different venues running right through to March. See or phone 5729792 for more details.

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Internationally renowned showjumper Sean Cubitt.

Kimberley Harrison-Jones from the Marlborough Area Showjumping Group takes her horse Cheleken Hokey Pokey around the training course.

No horsing around for showjumpers Story and photos by Kristy Martin Sixty riders from Marlborough, Nelson and Canterbury will vie for titles at a twoday showjumping contest in Blenheim this weekend. The Marlborough Area Showjumping Group will be hosting the One Star Jumping and Show Hunter competition to be held at the Waterlea Racecourse. International showjumping champion and trainer Sean Cubitt is in Marlborough this week, giving pointers to local riders in the lead up to the event. Irish-born Sean was on his country’s national showjumping team from the age of 15. He has competed in top level showjumping events worldwide and is now a leading Auckland-based coach, who travels around New Zealand. Sean has been running training clinics at a Wairau Valley property this week for riders aged anywhere between 12 right up

to their 60s. “Some of them have never competed before but they are very keen to learn,” Sean said. “It’s basically like teaching someone to drive a car and then taking them out on the road. “I’m more nervous watching them than I am competing myself! “When they come out of the competition having done well, it’s fantastic to see that pride on their faces.” “I train beginners right through to World Cup competitors. “There has never been any horse or rider I haven’t been able to improve.” Titles up for grabs at the weekend include Amateur Rider, Young Rider, South Island Foxhunter, Junior Rider, Pony Grand Prix and Horse Grand Prix. Competition kicks off at 8.30am tomorrow.

‘Living Well’

Living with cancer education programme A six week facilitated course for those currently in treatment or within three years of diagnosis.

School holiday fun Six-year-old Junior O'Brian takes control of the ball during a soccer game at the Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre. The centre, on Battys Road, is holding its School Holiday Programme for kids aged five and up. The programme boasts a variety of indoor sports including dodgeball, badminton and table tennis and runs from 9am-4pm every day.

An opportunity for you and your family to learn more about cancer and how to live with it. Meets for two hours once a week.

Start date: Tuesday 8th October 6.30pm – 8.30pm For more information please contact Cancer Society Marlborough Phone 579 4379 or

Improving community well being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer

Tiger Takeaways

For sale A real bargain at $33,000. A good opportunity as owner operator. Renovations to create a new store are underway.

Apply instore at 42 High Street. Phone 021 07 07 423 for an appointment. Applications close 20 October, 2013.


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Styela clava (Sea squirts)

Mediterranaean fanworm

Great white cabbage caterpillars

Warning on invasive species in Marlborough By Glenise Dreaver A second dive survey in the Picton marina in early September found another fifteen specimens of the invasive marine sea squirt, Styela clava. Over 100 were found in initial surveys in June. Marlborough District Council Biosecurity Co-ordinator Jono Underwood said the specimens were of a “reasonable” size. This suggested that rather than a new incursion, they had been very small during the first survey and not been detected. The pest fouls vessels, fishing equipment and other structures, is a threat to mussel farms and competes with native marine species. There will be a meeting of the response leadership group later this month to decide on the next move.

Jono said there had been no reports in Marlborough of incursions of another recently reported marine pest, the Mediterranean fanworm. It has been found in Auckland, Northland and recently the Bay of Plenty. He hopes that anyone bringing in a vessel from those areas will make sure it is clean. “We have to be realists. There are limitations to marine biosecurity and we can’t police the borders to check all vessels arriving. Vessel owners need to play a part in keeping marine pests out of the Marlborough Sounds.” A third imported and landbased pest, the great white cabbage butterfly, has been reported in the Nelson area and a couple of local people had brought suspect butterflies in to him at the council offices. Neither had proved to be the pest

but he said, “If people suspect it might be we would love to receive samples just to check” The great white cabbage butterfly has been declared an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993. Its caterpillars reduce host plants to a skeleton and it poses a major threat to commercial and home garden vegetable crops, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, swedes, brussels sprouts and turnips. It could also have serious consequences for the survival of many of New Zealand’s 79 native cress species. Jono believed that the low density in Nelson meant a major migration event was unlikely. He said, however, that gardeners were asked not to bring nasturtiums, honesty or brassica into Marlborough from Nelson.

Co-owner of Unichem Mortimer and Fraser, Stuart Curnow and winner Claire Parker-Stuart. Photo supplied.

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the far North. I was in overdrive. “ It was if my mum had looked back and said: “Sweetheart, this is for you.” “I am so grateful. I have never won anything much. A chook in a raffle at a fair when I was a teenager and a few dollars on a Lotto ticket. But I still consider I have been very blessed and fortunate in life.” Claire intends to share her gift with her family to cheer them up.

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4 October Blenheim Sun  

Blenheim Sun 4 October 2013 Issue