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End of an era
Iconic Spring Creek business sold after 27 years
The old Spring Creek Four Square before its rebuild in late 2001.
By Kristy Martin After 27 years of serving the Spring Creek community, Four Square supermarket owners Allan and Adrian Withers (pictured) are set to hang up their grocersâ€™ aprons. The business has been sold and the new owners will take over next month. It will be mixed emotions for the father and son team, who first bought the iconic store back in 1986. While Allan, 72, and Adrian, 42, are certainly keen for a break, they have plenty of fond memories and have enjoyed watching many of their customers grow up and start families. Continued page 2
Back in the day: Allan and Adrian took over the business in 1986.
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Red Cross annual Rose Day By Kristy Martin By purchasing a red rose for a gold coin today, you will be helping the local Red Cross chapter deliver vital humanitarian services within the community. Today is Red Rose Day, an annual fundraiser for the Red Cross to generate money for disaster relief programmes, first aid training and services that improve the lives of the vulnerable. Marlborough branch president Stella Robb said the money used would stay within the local community and would help fund programmes
like “People Savers”, which teaches school children basic first aid skills. “Save a Mate” is another programme giving young adults the skills to cope when a friend is overcome by drugs and alcohol. Red Cross also goes to the aid of people affected by
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Spring Creek business sold after 27 years Continued from page 1 “In some instances we have seen three generations of one family come through,” Allan explained. “The kids who stood waiting for the bus and would dash in at the last minute to buy lollies, now their kids are doing exactly the same thing,” added Adrian. Today the supermarket, on State Highway 1, includes a deli, bakery and post shop and stocks a variety of local wines, including the Withers’ own “Old Shop” label. But, back in the day, “it used to be an old general store with two petrol pumps right out on the roadside,” Allan recalls. “We used to get told by the authorities that the shop shouldn’t be in the middle of
the road, but the reason it was is because the shop was here before the road.” Adrian joined his father working at the store when he was just 16. The first employee they took on was a local schoolgirl who is now a police constable. Other memories include watching local children catch eels in the creek, witnessing a customer’s car catch fire in the early ’90s and unearthing an old cellar when the old store was demolished for the rebuild. The new supermarket opened in June 2002 and Adrian remembers his father firmly stating that he would give it up after two years. It didn’t happen back in 2004, but it will become a reality at the end of this year.
The new owners will come on board from November 25, but Allan and Adrian will stay on until Christmas. After that, it’s a new chapter for both men. Allan will retire, focusing on several hobbies and spending time with his grandchildren. For Adrian, it will be a much-needed holiday, including boating and fishing, because it has been a long time since he has had more than two days off in a row. Both men wanted to thank their staff and customers for the continued support. “It’s been so enjoyable,” Allan said. “We’ve had some great staff and a great team here today and we get a lot of loyal support from the community.”
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Friday October 25, 2013
Steam was king again – for a day
JA 1240 steams out of Picton yesterday.
Story and Photo by Glenise Dreaver. Yesterday, Jessica (better known as JA 1240) rode the tracks for the first time in 42 years as it travelled from Picton to Christchurch. The late Peter Coleman, from Marlborough, had bought the steam locomotive as scrap in 1971, for what his brother in law Raynor Hanson recalled was some $300 a tonne. “And there’s about 100 tonnes in it,” he said. JA1240 was at first towed to a siding near the meatworks at Riverlands, then on to Pe-
ter’s property at Ben Morven, where he reassembled it on rails. Train collector Ian Welch bought the engine after Peter’s death in 1991, and the restoration was completed in Auckland. This week, Jessica was towed to Wellington and put on the ferry, but only after she cooled down and the boiler had been emptied for safety reasons. From there, it moved on to the main trunk line south under its own steam for the first time since it completed its
last Dunedin-Christchurch run in 1971. The excitement of steam was clear as dozens of vehicles and hundreds of spectators lined vantage points along the line from Picton to Blenheim to see the train after it left Picton at 8.45pm on its trip to Ferrymead. The 150th anniversary of the founding of New Zealand’s railways is being marked over Labour Weekend there and other historic engines and train memorabilia will make for train enthusiasts’ heaven.
Schoolyard vandalism taking its toll
James McMullan, principal of St Joseph’s School Picton, with the water fountain damaged by vandals. Photo by Glenise Dreaver
By Kristy Martin St Joseph’s Primary School in Picton has been the target of repeated vandalism which is upsetting the children and frustrating staff. Principal James McMullan said he was fed up with having to replace damaged property, as it was money that could be spent on the kids. In the past few weeks, the small Otago Street school has had a drinking fountain pulled from a wall, a gate kicked off its hinges, heat pump grills ripped off and benches overturned. “The kids are really gutted, they take it personally,” Mr McMullan said. “We’ve had to put in extra security lights and we are even talking about installing cameras. “I would have much rather spent that few thousand dollars on the children.” It had cost the school $183 to replace the gate that was kicked
down. There were other “annoying” pranks too, like swings tied together and hundreds of stones dumped on the netball courts. “We’ve contacted the police and we’ve done a letterbox drop to houses around the school,” Mr McMullan said. “Somebody gave a description of three guys, about 12 years old, but that was at night, in the dark. “We’ve never had this problem before. “Our office manager Judith has been here 20 years and she doesn’t remember ever having a problem like this. “We’re concerned because it seems to be escalating. “We’re not just talking about pranks now, it’s become wilful damage and these kids can get into a bit of trouble for it.” Anyone who sees suspicious activity around the school should contact police.
Free course How well do you know the road rules? Staying Safe is a classroom based refresher workshop for senior road users. The workshop aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase the knowledge of other transport options available to help senior road users remain safely mobile. The next course will be held on Tuesday October 29 from 9am-12pm at the Wesley Centre in Blenheim. Interested persons should ring Nigel on 578 5256, as places are limited.
Cops out in force Police will be out in force over Labour Day weekend, with all available officers in the Tasman District policing the roads and aiming to prevent road trauma. Marlborough, Nelson Bays and the West Coast will have high visibility road policing and reduced speed tolerance from this afternoon until Tuesday morning. District Road Policing Manager Inspector Jenni Richardson said that during the last five Labour Weekends there were a total of 59 crashes in the district. Four were fatal and six involved serious injury.
Call to Picton residents Picton councillor David Oddie is urging Picton residents with an interest in the Picton Foreshore Reserve area to put forward views so council can be sure it hears all voices. A public meeting to discuss the draft Picton Foreshore Reserve Management Plan will be held on Tuesday, October 29 at 2pm at the memorial steps on the foreshore. Councillor Oddie wants as many Picton people as possible to take the opportunity to speak up as to how the town presents itself as the look and feel of the foreshore reserve is considered.
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By Kristy Martin The new ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim has received another generous cash injection, this time from The Lion Foundation. The Lion Foundation, a charitable trust that returns cash from venues and gaming machines nationwide back into the community, has pledged $150,000 over the next three years. Representatives from The Lion Foundation were, coincidentally, in Marlborough this week when the funding for the theatre was announced. Chief executive Murray Reade said The Lion Foundation was delighted to support the local project. “We see the development of this regionwide facility as important not only from an arts perspective, but for a wide range of community initiatives and look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring both from a cultural, but also economic development perspective,” Mr Reade said. Mr Reade thanked the contribution of Lion venues Fairweathers and The Cornerstone in Blenheim, Woodbourne Tavern, The Crow Tavern in Picton and the people of the Marlborough region who supported these local venues, helping to make the theatre project possible. “Having an asset like this will provide significant benefit to the people of the Marlborough region and we look forward to supporting its development over the coming years” he said. The $17 million ASB Civic Theatre, on Hutcheson Street, is expected to be completed in April 2015.
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we agree as frequent users that stadium 2000 need to sharpen up and keep amenities cleaner. toilet paper always out. showers filthy and luke warm at best!! female staff use inappropriate language. not proud to be a member!
No parking tickets. Hey wake up! I use the great bus service to increase more runs. You get to talk to people, exercise waking to the bus stop and plenty of time to shop for only $4. Tell me you can run a car and park for that? Support the bus and save wasting resources. And the drivers welcome you and give you a ticket only if you ask!
Stadium Stadium 2000, daily user . Hav always found staff xtremely helpful especially the lifeguards. Nothin is a problem. They do a great job . If yur not happy wif state of pool changin rooms - tell them at the pool so they can sort it. Dont moan about it here .
Who’s at fault? Councils & agents have statutory right to ticket vehicles for failing to comply with current WOF and Rego requirements found in council parking spaces metred or not. 99% of the vehicles in this state would have been driven to the vehicle parks in that state. Whether these vehicles have current insurance payments is quite academic. If involved in an accident with a 2nd or 3rd party someone is not covered if at fault! Geoff Robinson.
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Welcome Back Good 2 c vaughan cameron bak lookin afta the Polo grounds again. Whoeva was doin it ova the winter hasnt got a clue about parks management.
Love, lust or lecherous? The French and Italian have lovers. the English have consorts, the Turks and Chinese have concubines, but heaven forbid Len Brown an affair; get over it or look at other CEO’s, and govt and uniform heads and tell me it never happens, even in sleepy Blenhiem! Oh yes!
Roundabout needed Roundabout needed corner Middle Renwick & Battys Rd! Almost impossible to cross there now
True legend robin mitchell needs to be nominated 4 a knighthood for his services to the community. people dont know the full extent of what he has done for so many different community, sports and school groups over the years. A true legend!!
M.I.A council elections over again........ wheres chris fortune? i recall he was going to be mayor. too busy negotiating croissant deals at the supermarket?
New shop Robin mitchell .......congrats on the new shop. Keep supporting this local who gives so much to local sports. Repel that other shop.
Will the round man in the white ute who parks in the disabled carpark at spring creek store park further away! The walk will be good fr you. Not good advertising fr the winery who employs you!
Good luck! You can do it the makos! Bring the cup home!!! Cant wait to watch the game.
MISSING THE POINT WOTS UP WIF DAT I payd my bill by eftpos aftr leavn the docs and 2 my suprise an invoice arrived a month later asking for $15 for script wif no explanation. I had no probs paying it @ the time of consult if asked. Cmon. Richy R
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B.A - about legal highs... I agree with almost everything you wrote- apart from the retailers being leeches.. those legal drugs aren’t that cheap, nor do the retailers force people to smoke them and is in fact a fine display of supply and demand. Prohibition has been tried and has failed - just ask the gangs. “Dont support the suppliers”, is narrow minded and will undoubtedly fail. We should support our mates - instead of demonising drugs, we should offer better education. Instead of making users criminals, we should be supporting them so they feel they have better choices. Drugs are as old as mankind and are never going away. Deal with it. Realist
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A lot of things, life is too short not to laugh whenever you can. What’s your pet hate?
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Your favoured holiday destination? In NZ, Central Otago. Overseas, Rarotonga.
What’s your favourite music? Almost all rock and blues.
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Who would you invite to dinner? Winston Churchill and Clive James for the conversation, Al Brown to do the cooking. What’s next on your wish list? Getting my family settled in Marlborough. A saying you like to live by? Treat other people the way that you’d like to be treated yourself.
Ceremony marks history book launch The day has finally arrived for Tua Marina folk eagerly awaiting the release of the new history book, The Calm Beyond: Tua Marina and the Waikakaho - From the Wairau Affray to Today. The book has been compiled by local writer Cynthia Brooks and details the rich history of the Tua Marina and Waikakaho region and the fascinating lives of its people. A ceremony will be held tomorrow at the Tua Marina Memorial Hall to mark
A new Tua Marina and Waikakaho history book, the Calm Beyond, is about to be launched. Pictured is writer Cynthia Brooks, with her assistant coordinator Errol Morrison and Tua MarinaWaikakaho Residents and Ratepayers Association president Pat O'Sullivan.
the release of the book. Beginning at 2pm, the service will include a number of guest speakers including former MP Sir Douglas Kidd, Mayor Alistair Sowman, Brian Moore from the Canterbury Trust, writer and editor Bev Doole and Cynthia Brooks. It will feature singing by the Tua Marina School choir and a cake cutting ceremony. The book will be available to purchase for $60 tomorrow or $65 when it is stocked in local bookstores.
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Friday 25 October
Acoustic Confessions Tour Mark Moroney & David Shanhun Redwoodtown Community Centre. Cnr Cleghorn and Weld St. 7.30 - 10.30pm The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton. Open everyday from 9am. Great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free! Sit and Be Fit with Sue Free general exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street, plenty of parking. Phone Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395. 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 www.thediversion.co.nz Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784 www.marlboroughartsociety.com
Saturday 26 October Blenheim Olympic Taekwondo Top of the South Tournament hosted in Blenheim by us! Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, Spectators welcome. Doors open 8am. $5 per adult, under 18 $2. Come and support your local contestants.
Marlborough Community Potters ANNUAL EXHIBITION at Gillan Gallery, Grove Road, 26 Oct — 11 Nov 2013 Mon-Fri 12noon4.30pm Sat & Sun 10am-4.30pm Guest Exhibitor - Graham Robinson Marlborough Artisan Market 9.30-1.30pm Wynen Street Carpark includes a range of stalls, including fruit and vegetables, woodwork, handicrafts, pottery, soaps, lavender products, toiletries, oils and wines, nuts and flowers. Woodbourne Tavern present The ever popular “Chilli Dogs” 8pm til late
10km, $25-5km and $15-kids mini admin@ tose.co.nz Phone: 0274 669 671 Linkwater School Fun Day Fantastic concert by LITTLE OCEANS. Cafe, BBQ food and garlic mussels, games, plants, Bouncy Castle, white elephant, raffles, rides and races, silent auction, face painting, craft. 10am-2pm. Ulysses Ride to The Clinker Cafe, St Arnaud for lunch. Meet at the railway stn (south end) 10.45am ride departs at 11.00am
Pak’n Save Marlborough Marathon Registration Convention Centre 12pm - 6pm
Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45 and 3.00pm Fares; Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY
Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, phone John 578 3918.
Renwick Anglican Community Church Morning worship at 10.00am Ph rev Steve Allcutt 572 8850
Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild first Saturday of the month at 1.30pm - 4.30pm St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 57824
Summer Farmers’ Market 9.00am - noon A&P Showgrounds. Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer.
Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 5781835
St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 09.30 Contact Rev Derek 03 578 3909
Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107
Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 578 3909
Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am 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. Havelock Lions Market Day 9am - 1pm, Havelock Domain. Sites available. Ring Ian: 574 2558
Sunday 27 October O m a k a M a r a e 2 8 t h A n n i ve r s a r y Celebration 3.00 – 6.00 pm Celebrate 28 years since the opening of Te Aroha O Te Waipounamu Includes – Entertainment, Refreshments and a Fundraising Auction. All welcome. Pak’n Save Marlborough Marathon Villa Maria Estate Tickets: www.marlboroughmarathon.co.nz Pricing: $80- Full marathon, $60-Half, $40-
Pony Club at Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776. Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.
Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! 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.
UP AND COMING EVENTS Mon 28 October Christmas Shoppe The magical Christmas haven opens from Labour Weekend until Christmas. Rapaura road.
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Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.
If you have an event contact Liz at The Sun on 5777 868
Om ak a Ma ra e 28 th An ni ve rs ar y Celebration 3.00 – 6.00 pm, Su nday years since the opening Celebrate 28 of Te Aroha O Te Waipounamu Includes – Entertainment, Refreshments and a Fu ndraising Auction. All welcome.
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Celery, a worthy challenge Although celery can pose a challenge for home gardeners, the resulting harvest of versatile, delicious vegetables is worth every effort. How to plant: Harden off seedlings before transplanting by reducing water slightly, and keeping them outdoors for a couple hours a day. Transplant seedlings 10 to 12 inches apart, direct sow seeds ¼ inch deep. These will need to be thinned to 12 inches apart when they reach a b o u t six inches high. Mulch and water directly after planting. Care: Celery is a heavy feeder. It also requires lots of water. Make sure to provide plenty of water during the entire growing season, especially during hot, dry weather. If celery does not get enough water, the stalks will be dry, and small. Add plenty of compost and mulch around the plants to retain moisture. Fertilize regularly. Add mulch as needed, to help retain soil moisture and add nutrients. Tie growing celery stalks together to keep them from sprawling. Tip: Celery will be bitter if it isn't blanched. Blanching is achieved by covering the plants to protect them from the sun. As the plants grow, pile soil up around them to blanch the stems. Having the plants fairly close together will also help blanching.
Celery Stir Fry Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves 6 as a side dish. We found the best way to julienne the celery is to slice off the root end and any part of the celery beyond the main stalk. Cut the stalks in thirds, or if they are very long, quarters, and then cut each of those pieces in half lengthwise. This gives you a manageable, flat surface to slice into matchsticks. Nancy's original recipe calls for using a high quality rapeseed oil (another name for canola oil) and/or light sesame oil. We added a little dark sesame oil at the finish which was just lovely, so you might want to try that too. INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp high quality rapeseed oil (canola oil) or light sesame oil 3 dried chile peppers, broken in half 4 cups julienned celery 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce (to taste) METHOD Heat the oils and chiles in a wok or frying pan over high heat for 90 seconds, or until the chiles become fragrant and the seeds sizzle. Add the celery and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce and stir-fry one more minute. Serve hot or at room temperature.
No gnomes left at home There will be no worries about being reported for leaving your garden gnomes Home Alone while you go to the the Stihl Shop Garden Fete on Sunday November 10. Selmes Garden Trust are setting up a great crèche your gnome will love. Norman the Gnome here role models the sort of fun activity a well-behaved gnome will be able to join in on the brightly painted bridge. (Please note the "Nippon Clippon" on the side, providing a platform so your gnome can fish.) The trust says you should be sure to bring your beloved gnome down to the fete for a fun day out and they promise they will be treated like royalty. (Your gnome could even win a prize...)
Announcement on RD service
For all Vineyard Contracting
Phone David 0274 356690
Rural Women New Zealand has applauded this week’s announcement that the special significance of the rural delivery service has been recognised in the New Zealand Post 2013 Deed of Understanding. Urban areas may be reduced to a three day mail service from July 1 2015, but the five day a week rural delivery service will remain unchanged, except on runs that already have a lower frequency.
Liz Evans. Rural Women national president Liz Evans said rural delivery was
a wraparound distribution service that was part of the fabric holding rural communities together. "Our rural delivery contractors provide a lifeline, delivering supplies, repairs and spare parts, animal health remedies, medicines and courier parcels. "The five day service ensures people are able to run their farming enterprises and other rural businesses effectively, even from remote locations."
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Blenheim agricultural and viticultural contractors MacKay AG Ltd are the proud local stockists of ECTOL Protect and Grow fertiliser. Owner Colin MacKay swears by the organic plant and lawn fertiliser, particularly when it comes to frost protection for vineyards, as he has seen the results with his own eyes. Mr MacKay, whose company does all types of spraying throughout Wairau and Awatere valleys, admits he was at first sceptical of ECTOL. But at the beginning of last year’s growing season (October/ November 2012) a client specifically requested the use of ECTOL on his vineyard, so Mr MacKay sourced and supplied the first 60 litres. “This was duly included in the early fungicide sprays applied at the rate of six litres per hectare,
with the first application going on in mid-October and the second about 10 days later,” he explains. “Sometime after the second spray round, various locations in both valleys suffered a substantial frost. “Our subsequent inspection of the vineyards in the area found that indeed the only vineyard that had had ECTOL applied by us was completely untouched
by the frost, with neighbouring vineyards suffering considerable damage. “Intriguingly, one neighbour had serious frost damage and the worst damaged of these rows were the rows next door to our client’s vineyard. “In fact, there was only about five metres separating the two rows of grapes and there were no trees or fences between the two vineyards. “We also found that frost damage had been caused to vineyards on another two boundaries (both east and west). “There is definitely no doubt in my mind that the application of ECTOL to this particular vineyard saved it from frost damage – there is no other explanation. “We are now using this product on our own vineyards and we have recommended to all of our clients that they do the same.”
Friday October 25, 2013
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How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 16 Very Good 20 Excellent 24 Solution 245: Ant, ante, ape, apt, ate, aunt, eat, nap, nape, neap, neat, net, nut, pan, pane, pant, pat, pate, paten, pea, PEANUT, peat, pen, pet, pun, punt, put, tan, tap, tape, tau, taupe, tea, ten, tun, tuna, tune, tup, unapt. ACROSS 52 Downs tools (7) 1 In a favourable or advantageous position (7,6) 8 Fight against (6) 14 Anger (5) 15 Multiplied by eight (8) 16 Comes next (7) 17 Burn suddenly brightly (5) 18 Family and relations (3) 19 Crux (7) 21 Interpret (9) 22 Pie covering (6) 25 Make three copies (10) 27 Raw (8) 28 Emergency (6) 31 African expedition (6) 33 Do well (7) 34 Mason's mixture (6) 35 Added advantage (4) 37 Female deer (3) 39 Hemispherical roof (4) 40 Batting spell (7) 41 Retinue (9) 42 Produced (7) 43 No tinsel (anag)(8) 48 Outlook (8)
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Figurine (9) Live together (7) Tall story (4) Monetary unit of Romania (3) Departure (4) Cheerful and friendly (6) Confectionery flavour (7) Chant (6) Reduce the strength of (6) One injured or killed (8) Use vague or ambiguous language (10) Artist's workshop (6) Most lethal (9) Curt (7) Bite (3) Scoundrel (5) Pen again (7) Vision (8) Vista (5) Scarcity (6) Behave inappropriately or disobediently (4,3,2,4)
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Cutting tooth (7) Ceasefire (5) Zero (3) Seed vessels of leguminous plants (4) Fizzy (12) Hooked claw (5) Italian rice dish (7) Out of danger (4) Large dung-beetle (6) Slightly adhesive (5) Modifications (7) Cosset (11) Cowboy film (7) Find faults (9) Small bed (8) Receded (anag)(7) Sugar pill (7) Apprehensive (6) Dried seedless grape (7) Military pageant (6) Oak nut (5) Repairs (5) Perfume (5) Deception (4)
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Children (5) Staying power (7) Extol (4) Whim (6) Boring machine (5) Wonderful (8) Hunter's dog (9) Obscure in meaning (7) Warning device (5) Conference (7) Apply oneself seriously to a task (7,4) Vitamin C deficiency disease (6) Flue cleaner (7,5) Need (7) Looker-on (7) Dig up (7) Reinforce (7) Unmarried (6) Binge (5) Nincompoop (5) Wet pig-food (5) Prophet (4) Sweetheart (4) Self-image (3)
HUTTON, Alice Gardner: On Wednesday October 23 2013, peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 77 years. Loved mother of Carol, Craig and Lynda. A loved grandmother, great grandmother and aunty. Beloved sister of Helen Barrett (Blenheim) and Joe (Scotland). Special thanks to the staff at Ashwood Park Oaks and CCU Units for all their care and support. A private family service for Alice has been held. A funeral service will be held in Auckland on Wednesday October 30. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz
Births This Week
BRIGHT-MCLEOD: Tiyla Lee (7lb 9oz) October 13, 2013
HORREY, Joyce Patricia: October 16, 2013
TAYLOR: Sienna Lourdes October 10, 2013
McGREGOR, Andrew Ian (Hongi): October 12, 2013
TU’U: Alan Siisii (5lb 14oz) October 18, 2013
MACDONALD, Athol Ivor: October 20, 2013
MORGAN, June: October 20, 2013
- Immigration and National Identity in New Zealand. He says he knows immigration in New Zealand “backwards and forwards”. “It’s a sorry mess. They have abdicated responsibility to immigration consultants It’s scandalous” The multicultural group operates on a shoestring, he said. “We have no government or council funding and no paid staff.” He is clear that they are not a collection of bleeding hearts. “There’s no political correctness and we do not encourage illegal migration. He stresses that the group is separate from the Marlborough Migrant Centre which runs the high-profiles multicultural festival each year. Migrants and others interested in the multicultural group should contact Stuart at 579 6476.
MARTIN, Alice “Jean” (Bonaire): October 13, 2013
By Glenise Dreaver T h e t h i r t y - f i v e -y e a r- o l d Marlborough Multicultural Group is starting on a new era, says chairman Stuart Greif. While their role remains one of making new migrants welcome, Mr Stuart says their all-volunteer group is also working on advocacy of migrant rights. The handing over of responsibility for advice and administration of migrant applications to external consultants has led to what he describes as a “disgraceful” state of affairs – and Marlborough, he says, is not being spared. The group is currently acting for one university-educated professional who applied for, and won, a job in aquaculture. “He applied for residency and that was granted, but with a condition – that his wife was able to meet English proficiency requirements.” The case was, however, transferred from Christchurch to London, and Stuart says the condition was, altered. “They were insisting his wife, a mother of four, go to another centre to study English. “The family is being dunned over £2000 for English tuition. “And that’s even though he was recruited from overseas for his skills. He’s got a job.” A former senior lecturer in political studies at the University of Otago, Stuart has edited what has become a standard text on immigration issues
PASK, Melissa Nicole: October 18, 2013 STEVENSON, Alan John, Service No 74225, 23rd Battalion: October 20, 2013 WILSON, Joyce Robeina: October 20, 2013
Friday October 25, 2013 in memoriam
Missing you We’re missing you a little more Each time we hear your name, We’ve cried so many tears Yet our heart’s broken just the same. We miss our times together Things in common we could share, But nothing fills the emptiness Now you’re no longer there. We’ve so many precious memories To last our whole life through Each one of them reminders Of how much we’re missing you.
SimmonS, Craig DouglaS Treasured memories of Craig 3.12.68 – 24.10.93 (Result of an accident). Dearly loved son of Janette & Doug. Much loved brother of Cheryl & loved Uncle of Amber, Nathan & Great Uncle of Tarquin.
Simmons, Craig Douglas In loving memory of a much loved nephew and cousin accidentally killed 24 October 1993.
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sunlight of ripened grain I am the gentle falling rain When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at night Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die Very sadly missed by Shirley and Graeme Hawtin, David, Lianne, Grace, Charlotte and Flynn. Matthew, Alejandra, Blake and Sofia-Isabella.
SimmonS, Craig DouglaS 3.12.68 – 24.10.93 (Result of an accident).
You Are Missed So Very Much I often sit and think about The years that have passed by And of the happiness and joy That was shared by you and I. I think of all the laughter, The smiles and all the fun And, before I even know it, My tears have once again begun. For, although it brings me comfort To walk down memory lane It reminds me how, without you, Life has never been the same. Much loved brother of Cheryl & loved Uncle of Amber, Nathan & Great Uncle of Tarquin.
MacPherson, Elizabeth (Betty) Passed away October 25, 2012 In Loving memory of Mum Always ready to do her best, With a heart so true and tender, She devoted her life to those she loved, And those she loved remember. You’ve chosen an angel, There’s no finer than. For god in your wisdom, You’ve chosen our Nan.
Very sadly missed always in our thoughts Loved Mother of Stewart and Loved Nan of Ryan and Olivia
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The Annual General Meeting of the Clubs of Marlborough Indoor Bowls Section, will be held on Monday 11th November, 2013 at 7pm in the Sports hall followed by a roll up. All Members Welcome.
CLINICAL MANAGER DEMENTIA UNIT This is an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse ready for the next step, who has a passion for dementia to work in our modern, purpose-built unit. Your role will be based around the management, motivation and leadership of the healthcare team to deliver the highest standard of care. Please email applications with CV and cover letter by 31/10/13 To firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNERAL DIRECTOR/EMBALMER The above full time position has become available for a person to join our dedicated, compassionate and friendly team at Geoffrey T Sowman in Blenheim. A suitably qualified funeral director and embalmer would be preferred but not essential as full training will be given to the successful applicant. The position also involves being part of a rostered on-call team, details of which will be discussed during an interview. Please apply in own handwriting, with a Curriculum Vitae, to: The Manager Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors Cnr Hutcheson & Parker Streets P O Box 110 Blenheim 7240 Applications will be treated in confidence and will close Friday 8 November 2013.
Marlborough Playcentre Association AGM 2013
R A F F LE R E S U LT Fight 4 Air Appeal BBQ Cat Raffle Winner, Sarah Henderson Green D28.
HAVELOCK LIONS M AR KET DAY. 26 O c to b er 9 am -1p m. Havelock Domain, sites available. Ring Ian 574 2558.
Thursday 7 November 7.30pm Watery Mouth Café All welcome.
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Blenheim Olympic TKD Proudly present the 2013 Top of the South TaekwonDo competition Stadium 2000 Saturday 26th October Doors open 8am $5 per adult, under 18 $2 Come and support your local contestants
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We are holding a Health & Safety Representatives(Stage 1) Course in Blenheim. 27 - 28 November 2013 (2 Days) 8.30am - 4.30pm. This course is consistent with the object of the Health & Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992 and covers training in workplace health & safety functions, and the responsibilities of a Health & Safety Representative. Course covers Unit Standards 497 and 20198. Please contact Cathrine email@example.com Phone 0800 222 388 www.safetynaction.co.nz Safety ‘n Action is a nationwide NZQA Accredited Training Provider delivering training in: Confined Space & Gas Detection • Chemical Handling, Spill Management, HSNO Approved Handlers • Height Safety • EWP (scissor lift, self propelled boom etc) • Isolations (lock out, tag out) • Permit to Work • Accident Investigation • Hazard Identification • Health & Safety Rep • Manual Handling • Hearing Conservation • Fire Extinguisher • Fire Warden • Breathing Apparatus
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Possum Control Operation Tennyson Inlet - Mt Stanley The Department of Conservation intends to apply cereal baits containing sodium fluoroacetate (1080) by helicopter over the following area of public conservation land to control possums for the protection of forest ecosystems. Bait distribution should take one day to complete and is planned to commence on or after 29 October 2013. Description of the area
Customer Service Officer Are you experienced and passionate about Customer Services, a team player, adaptable, self-motivated and computer savvy? We are looking for a high performing Customer Service star for our Customer Contact Centre who will relish being able to successfully resolve Customer enquiries. You will also enjoy being part of a changing environment and making a full contribution to the team. We are looking for the following skills: • Excellent organisational and people skills • Computer proficiency • Team player, able to communicate well with other people • Self-motivated , positive attitude and adaptable to change • Ability to meet deadlines and ensure commitments are met • Efficient, effective multi-tasker. Bold Date: Applications close at 5.00 pm on 5 November 2013.Character Style 1 For information on how to apply please visit our website http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/Your-Council/Careers/ Current-Vacancies.aspx. For further information you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximately 4,400 hectares of land centred on Mt Stanley in the Tennyson Inlet Scenic Reserve; Nydia Bay Scenic Reserve; Chance, Penguin & Fairy Bay Scenic Reserve; and Sounds Foreshore Reserves in the Marlborough Sounds. Some private land within Penguin Bay will also be treated by agreement with the owner. Method of Control Cereal baits containing the pesticide will be distributed by helicopter over the above areas. The baits are cylindrical pellets approximately 16mm in diameter, dyed green and cinnamon lured. 1080 is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Always remember: • • • •
DO NOT touch bait WATCH CHILDREN at all times DO NOT EAT animals from this area DO NOT ALLOW dogs access to animal carcasses
Observe these rules whenever you see warning signs placed at the public access points into the above area. A detailed map of the treatment area may be viewed at Sounds Area Office or visit the DOC website pesticides summary: http://www.doc.govt.nz/pagefiles/110386/november-2013-february-2014/ nws-50-tennyson-inlet-mt-stanley.jpg For further information, contact Frank Rosie at Sounds Area Office, 03 520-3002 or visit Sounds Area Office, 14 Auckland Street, Picton during normal working hours (8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday).
For more information about the Department visit doc.govt.nz
Friday October 25, 2013
Tua Marina and Waikakaho History and Stories Everyone Welcome to the launch by Sir Douglas Kidd of “THE CALM BEYOND” by Cynthia Brooks Saturday October 26 2pm at Tua Marina Hall A display of local artists will be held from 11am Sunday, Church Service 10am Blind Creek Road morning tea in the hall
Second Hand On Main Airflow Hockey Table $150 Dark Oak Writing Desk $295 Jacobean Blue Leather Chairs $175 each (3) White Cane Dresser $125 Tubular Bunks and Mattresses assorted Retro Oak Dresser+Mirror $250 Solid Wood Coffee Table $150 Natural Coloured Jute Mat (W1830 x L2850) $150 Fold Down Table (L850 x W380 down W1600 extended) $250
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Labour Weekend Sunday Oct 27, 10am - 2pm • Cafe food all day • Garlic mussels • Raffles • Silent auction
• Kiddi castle • Super slide • Plants • Chocolate wheel • White elephant • Live entertainment: LITTLE OCEANS
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Hundreds of kids took part in the Marlborough Kids’ Duathlon last weekend. Photos supplied.
Kids’ event promotes fun and participation By Kristy Martin They build ’em tough in Marlborough. Running for one kilometre, cycling for three and then running for another kilometre might sound gruelling, but that didn’t stop hundreds of youngsters from participating in the Marlborough Kids’ Duathlon at Fairhall on Sunday. Committee member Jenny Maclean said close to 400 young people competed in the event, held at Brancott Vineyard, although
Taekwondo Championships Blenheim Olympic Taekwondo Club will host the Top of the South Taekwondo Championships tomorrow. The event will be held at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 from 8am. Members of the public are welcome to head along and show their support. Cost is $5 per adult and $2 for under 18s.
The Pak’n Save Marlborough Marathon will be held this Sunday. The start and finish line will be at Villa Maria Estate on New Renwick Road, and runners will compete in full marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km events. There is also a Kids’ Mini Marathon. Each participant who completes the full or half marathon events will be awarded a bottle of wine.
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1km run-3km ride-1km run and the 2km run-5.5km ride-1km run. Participants’ ages ranged from six to 18 and came from as far away as Christchurch. Patrick Neal from Rapaura School won the major spot prize, a brand new Avantiplus mountain bike. Rapaura School also won a hockey set worth over $500.
Marathon this Sunday
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the word “compete” was used loosely. “We don’t do placings, it’s a completion thing,” she explained. “It’s all about having a go and getting kids interested in sport and this way they don’t have to worry about whether they are going to come last. “We’re very happy with the turnout, the weather was great and the kids all had fun.” Ms Maclean said the duathlon, now in its seventh year, features two courses, the
Major spot prize winner Patrick Neal from Rapaura School with his new Avantiplus mountain bike. Pictured with him is Bill from Avantiplus Blenheim who donated the bike.
Lifeguard patrols begin next month The Rarangi Surf Life Saving Club is to begin patrolling Rarangi Beach on November 16 chairman Neil Watts said yesterday. The volunteer lifeguards will be out from then until Easter.
Renee ‘Hand Renade’ Edwards, Jenner ‘Krowbar’ Halcrow and Matt ‘Mow Down’ Brown will be attending the Derby Royale national roller derby tournament this weekend.
Skaters to compete in national tournament Derby Royale, the national roller derby tournament, begins this Saturday in Palmerston North. Sixteen teams from all over New Zealand will converge at the Arena Manawatu for the two-day tournament with the hope of returning home as number one in the country. Three local Boomtown Brawlette skaters Jenner ‘Krowbar’ Halcrow, Renee ‘Hand Renade’ Edwards and Claire ‘Sinister Red’ Giles will be playing alongside former Brawlette Nikita ‘Wanda Bash’ Woodford, now of Hawkes Bay Roller Derby (HBRD). “Excited, nervous. Mainly nervous” says Jenner of the tournament. “We’ve been placed in pool play with Richter City [Wellington] and Dunedin, which are both top teams in New Zealand.” Day one of the tournament is qualifying day. Four pools, each with four teams will compete for entry into either the Top 8 Cup or the bottom 8 Plate tournament.
Renee ‘Hand Renade’ Edwards is also feeling the nerves. “I would never have imagined that I would play against skaters like Tuff Bikkies and Meat Train. “If someone had told me I would be playing in the tournament a year ago, I would have laughed in their face.” Matt ‘Mow Down’ Brown, who is attending the tournament as a referee, is confident of the Brawlettes’ abilities. “Krowie, Renee and Red are our most experienced skaters. I have no doubt that they will meet the challenge. “It’s going to be a great experience. “We’re going to learn a lot, which will be great for roller derby in Blenheim too, hopefully.” Check out the Brawlettes on facebook for information about the team and to be kept updated on their progress at the national tournament.
Friday October 25, 2013
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