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Charity swing dance Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Tickets have gone on sale for an exciting fundraising event next month, a ‘1940’s Swing Dance’ which will raise funds for Cancer Society Marlborough. The dance will be held in the Sounds Aero Maintenance hangar at Omaka Airfield. True to theme the hangar will be decorated inside and out to depict the era, complemented by music and aircraft from the 1940’s. Cancer Society Marlborough fundraiser Zoe Gray said people are encouraged to dress up in theme and can look forward to a “fantastic night of entertainment”. Continued page 2 Husband and wife Rachael and Paul Climo of the Delta Group 06 have their dance moves and outfits prepared for next month’s 1940’s Swing Dance at Omaka Airfield.

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New liquor laws brewing Story and photo by Adam Poulopoulos The full hangover from new alcohol legislation will not be felt in Blenheim for a while, according to officials in the area. Since the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act came into force last month, individual councils can implement their own local alcohol sale regulations. Marlborough District Council Environmental Health Officer Karen Winter said it was early days for the new legislation, and its full effects had not been realised yet. She said the public would get

its chance to speak on the issue shortly. “The District Licensing Committee is currently looking into what they want in their draft policy. “The public will be consulted on the policy in late-February early-March.” Mrs Winter said alcohol was causing harm in the community, and every opportunity should be taken to minimise it. As well as forming the policy the committee will establish the maximum length of time the public has to appeal before the policy is passed.

Under legislation the public have a minimum of 30 days after the policy is announced. Until the local policy comes into force, Blenheim is operating under the national umbrella, which includes provisions giving police more flexibilty over giving fines. Marlborough Area Commander Simon Feltham said the biggest difference in the last month had been that previously, those breaking local liquor ban laws or giving false IDs to minors had to be taken to court before they were charged, but they could now be given $250 fines before

they appear. He said off-licence premises had generally behaved well. “We do controlled purchase operations, where we send underage volunteers in to buy alcohol. “By and large, there has been good compliance from supermarkets and bottlestores.” The national Act also includes tighter maximum trading hours for on and off-licence premises which can be adjusted by the local council. So far, bars and clubs in the region have not been greatly affected by the new 4am closing time.

Swinging with style Continued from page 1 “We will have fundraising auctions running throughout the night with some really exciting items up for grabs, including designer suits, musical and concert tickets to name a few. “Johanneshof Cellars will also be launching their new ‘Dawn Rose Methode

Traditionnelle Brut’ which will be poured for guests as they arrive,” she said. Live music will be throughout the night including performances from Blenheim group the ‘Hummingbirds’. Tickets for the dance cost $95 per person or $900 for a group of 10 which includes bubbles on arrival and supper

served throughout the evening, and can be purchased from the Cancer Society Marlborough office in the Forum Building on Market Street, Blenheim. The dance will kick off at 7pm and finishes at midnight. Money raised from the night will go directly to Cancer Society Marlborough.

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Likely challengers share thoughts on Kaikoura By Adam Poulopoulos Almost a year out from the general election the top candidates for the Kaikoura seat are on the verge of being confirmed. Labour’s Janette Walker and Steffan Browning, of the Greens, are due to be formally announced in the next two months. If they are finally confirmed, they will challenge Stuart Smith, the National incumbent, who ousted long-time seat-holder Colin King for the party’s nomination last month. Ms Walker, a former farmer, is due to shift to the region on January 23. She said the rural sector is crucial for both Kaikoura and New Zealand’s future. “Small towns like Blenheim depend on the rural sector to remain healthy and functional. “Rural regions depopulate due to a lack of job opportunities and as the regions shrink, I feel they are being depleted. She said it will be important to preserve the unique region. “It’s an amazing region with the Sounds, the sea, and Kaikoura. “I’d like to see more job creaton so rural regions actually survive.” Mr Browning who is the Green Party’s spokesperson for agriculture, fisheries, forestry and more, said fisheries quota management in the Marlborough Sounds needed to be changed. “The council has little understanding about


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Forestry worker dies A Marlborough man has died after being struck by a falling log in the Wairau Valley yesterday. The 53-year-old was leading a group of four on a private forestry block when the accident occurred. The incident was reported just before 10am and ambulance officers pronounced the man dead at about 10.30am. A workplace investigation is under way and Victim Support is assisting the other workers present.

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the effects of overstocking the Marlborough Sounds with aquaculture. “I’ll be looking to see how the Government can manage the Marlborough Sounds differently and take a firmer, more precautionary approach, to allow real growth of the fishery.” Focusing also on employment, Mr Browning said he wanted to see change in the “balance” between local and overseas workers. “It’s a balance but the balance needs to be tilted towards New Zealand labour. “I think the young people coming in from other countries are mostly great individuals. “However, I still think the Government is letting too many in, and this has held wages down and reduced the number of New Zealanders

working.” Mr Smith continues to hold talks over the future of the town’s colleges. “The community has two good functioning colleges and we need to be sure those buildings are brought up to the right standard. He said involving the population remained crucial over several other regional issues, including the delivery of health services, and the Flaxbourne and Hurunui projects. “I will be working hard to win the support of our communities to ensure we can keep building on this progress after the next election.” The election will be held towards the end of the year.

Renowned Sounds property up for grabs By Adam Poulopoulos One of Marlborough’s most well-known spots is up for sale, and hopeful buyers have less than three weeks to make an offer. Lochmara Lodge, in Queen Charlotte Sound, has been on sale for about two months, and interest is high. The 4.39 hectare property boasts views of Lochmara Bay and is directly accessible from the Queen Charlotte track. Tenders for the property close on February 4. Bayleys Marlborough spokesperson Glenn Dick said the lodge would be suitable for all sorts of travelling groups. “The lodge caters to diners on short visits and day tours, cruises, conferences and events, as well as short and long-term accom-


modation. “This special slice of New Zealand is just waiting for a new owner to take over and stamp their own personality on it.” Mr Dick said the property’s facilities and reputation mean prospective buyers will have a fight on their hands. “It’s well-renowned, well-respected and well-patronised by the Marlborough people, so interest should be great.” The lodge houses up to 40 people in a 14-room lodge between September and May each year. There is also a wildlife recovery centre on the property, and plans to construct a marine research and education centre on the site have begun. Other facilities include a cafe, restaurant, arts centre, health

The annual protest against the Waihopai satellite interception station will be held on Saturday January 25. The Anti-Bases Campaign’s activities will start with a public meeting at 10am at the Nativity Church Hall. Speakers will include Blenheim’s Green MP Steffan Browning MP, and John Minto of Global Peace and Justice A peaceful protest will then be held at the Waihopai base’s main gate on Waihopai Valley Road from 1.30pm with speeches from 2pm.

Roundabout discussions set to resume Plans for Springlands’ new roundabouts will become clearer in the next couple of weeks. Marlborough Roads manager Frank Porter said discussions with Council would continue next week, with a view to establishing a start date for construction. The construction of the roundabouts, at the Battys/Murphys and Boyce Street intersections, will aim to improve traffic flow but also provide new pedestrian and cycle facilities.

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centre and access to a water taxi. The property has won a series of business and environmental awards, most recently in 2012, when it was judged the

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce’s supreme business winner. It won the Chamber’s mediumsized business and environmental awards in the same year.

The annual More FM Raft Race will be held along the Taylor River on Sunday January 26. Registrations start at 12.30pm by the Beaver Road Bridge and close at 1.45pm. The race starts at 2pm sharp. Prizegiving will be after the race at the amphitheatre. For raft race rules check out the Events page at

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Aviation competition Marlborough Aero Club will be hosting its 2014 Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Champs on February 1, New Zealand’s only ‘STOL and Precision Landing’ competition. The club will be taking entries for the competition up until January 24 before the action kicks off on February 1. The public is invited to attend and there will be a BBQ run by the club’s Young Eagles. If wet weather cancels the event, it will be rescheduled to February 2. For more information or to enter the 2014 Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Champs, contact the club on 03 578 5073.

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Chris Gibbs says Gibbs on Godrey, his new restaurant venture on the site of the former Amansi on le Brun restaurant two minute out of Renwick , is off to a great start. It opened a couple of weeks before Christmas and is proving very popular. “It feels as if you are away from everything, and yet you can be in town in under ten minutes. The venue is amazing and the vista is just great,” says Chris. Planning for the venture began with the destruction of the “Gibbs Vineyard” restaurant he and his late wife Heidi owned on Jackson’s Road. The fire that took that business occurred at the end of January 2011 and was followed at the end of April with Heidi’s

first operation for cancer. However, during her illness, she and Chris planned how the new restaurant would be and, says Chris, they had some “pretty special” times during her illness. “She was very much involved in the creating phase and much of the organisation and the ideas are hers,” he says. There were a couple of other ventures before Chris found just the right site for the new Gibbs. Both Chris and head chef Sander de Wildt have a strong background in European cuisine, but they say they are offering new choices at Gibbs on Godfrey. The restaurant has two sections. On one side is the traditional formal evening dining

Gibbs on Godrey – in one of the courtyards at the new restaurant. From left head chef Sander de Wildt, front of house Stefan Wernli and proprieter Chris Gibb.

option. On the other is a bar and from 4pm, it offers choices like just coffee, or coffee and dessert, or tastes of such dishes as olives and tempura. “Not traditional tapas. More like tasting dishes,” says Sander. “It’s new and people haven’t yet discovered the option,” Chris adds. “It’s somewhere

to go if you’re at a loose end, a comfortable space. Sander agrees. “Yes – it’s more casual. Still quality but at more accessible prices, with a blackboard menu. You can have a main and a glass of wine for under $40.” “I dream that it will be a little bit of a local hub,” says Chris.

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By Glenise Dreaver Former local businessman Michael Jemison left Marlborough in 2003 when he says, his boutique wine and specialty glassware Importing business Macvine International outgrew his ability to manage from Blenheim. He had also been involved with Savour on the corner of Mills and Ford Road, but left because he was spending over half his time in Auckland, where the biggest market was. The success of his business means that now he is able to give something back, he says and he is enjoying indulging his interest in the arts. This is why he is bringing back to Marlborough a young Auckland baritone Edward Laurenson. Edward is to take his fine voice, “with huge potential” says Michael to London after winning awards both in New Zealand and Australia. The ISAC award he won in Australia has seen him with a scholarship, which he has chosen to take at The Guildhall School of Music London. Edward works very hard and with singing, language and voice lessons is studying eight to nine hours a day says Michael. That makes working impossible, so the concert will raise money towards his living costs. Macvines is the distributor for Forrest Wines and on a recent trip back to visit them, Michael floated the idea of the concert. Forrest Wines were enthusiastic

Edward Laurenson. Photo provided.

and donated the use of their site free. The concert will be held there on the evening of Friday February 7 and the money raised from the $45 a head function will all go to Edward’s expenses in London. There will be pre-dinner drinks at 6.15pm, with food which can be bought from “The Travelling Tastebud” van before the concert starts at 7pm. The first half will feature songs from such shows as Les Miserables while during the second half, Edward will demonstrate his fine operatic voice. Tickets are available from the Forrest Winery cellar door. Ring on 03 9729084.

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Adam Poulopoulos A lot is made of the fine-tuning athletes make to keep in shape, but not of the work going into the courts they play on. Stadium 2000’s court 3 is currently undergoing maintenance following basketball governing body FIBA’s decision to change court dimensions. In 2010 FIBA set a deadline of four years for their new dimensions, which include a rectangle restricted area, an extended three-point line and an added no-charge zone underneath the hoop. The court and surrounding area, about 1100 square metres in size, is also being cleaned and retouched. Marlborough floor sanding contractor Paul Dobson is on his second adjustment this summer, having just finished tending to court 1. He begins by sanding the floor before neutralising the old markings with brown paint, painting the new markings in red and repainting any intersecting lines. He finishes by vacuuming and varnishing the floor, all the while listening to the radio to keep his mind on the job. He said the job was “on a greater scale” than his regular work tending to domestic and commercial floors, which are usually about 200 square metres. “On my own, to do the court and surrounding areas it takes me nine days. It’s quite labour-intensive. “Mind-wise, the hardest part is marking the new lines. If you get it wrong you’re in trouble.”

The grass is dying off in central Marlborough and there is an “elevated” fire risk there says Richard (Mac) McNamara, the general manager/principal rural fire officer of the MarlboroughKaikoura Rural Fire Authority. “You just need to look at the Wither Hills,” he said, adding that another one to two weeks without rain could create significant issues. Wind such as occurred over the last two to three weeks could be a real driver of fire.

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“And we’re moving into the hot part of summer – January, February and March. “If these conditions continue, we will be putting out more information and giving advice on ways of keeping yourself safe in the hills,” he said. There was less risk in the area around Picton, where there had been a lot more rain, but in places surrounded by native scrub like manuka and kanuka, care was needed.

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Who would you invite to dinner? Gordon Ramsay to cook, and if I could turn back time Florence Nightingale and Joan Donley because they would have the most amazing stories to tell. What’s next on your wish list? Hawaii for a holiday.

A saying you like to live by? If you’re kind to people, hopefully they will be kind in return

Nothing flash, just the bare essentials By Kristy Martin Kay Hannam and Brian Williams could never be called clothes-minded. The Wairau Valley couple get to spend every working day in the nude. Sound flash to you? Or could you not bare it? “Today I cleaned the pool and swam in the pool,” a rather naked – but for her shoes and sunglasses – Kay explains. “I did my 102 laps, but there are always beds to be made and washing to be done.” The chores are regular chores and Wainatur, in the Wairau Valley, is everything a modern holiday park should be. Grin and bare it: Kay Hannam and Brian Williams catch It has lush gardens, an inviting, solarup on their reading.

heated pool, cabins, caravans and B&B accommodation, and stunning mountain views. Except that the venue caters to naturists and every person you come across on the five acre property is stark naked. So, does everyone have to ditch their clothes to be able to stay at the naturist park? “You don’t have to, but it certainly helps!” Kay laughs. “We have no hard and fast rules, they are more like expectations of our guests. “Everyone is very respectful, though.” Kay and Brian have run Wai-natur Naturist Park since 2006.

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Challenging play for Picton “Hitler – A Study in Tyranny” opens at Picton Little Theatre on January 30 and runs for three nights. The play, written by the performer, Picton-based actor Kit Stevens and directed by his wife Tiffany Jane, deals with the final hours of Hitler’s life. The actor has drawn on research material from interviews with Hitler’s personal valet, his personal secretary and his bodyguard. “We all know Hitler the political monster, but what I wanted to explore was Hitler the private person who those working for him described as a kind boss and a very normal man.”

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Overnight arrests

At 8. 35am on Wednesday, a 44-year-old male sickness beneficiary was arrested on Pitchill Street for breaching the peace. Police were called as residents could hear a male yelling and screaming passages from the Bible.  He was later released without charge when he had calmed down. At 9am a 34-year-old female was arrested at a Pitchill Street address

The actor stressed that the play in no way sought to minimise the enormity of the crimes committed by the Nazi regime or in any way glorify Hitler. “By definition people who see the play will be uncomfortable with the character of Hitler before they get to the theatre and hate is a powerful emotion,” he said. “I’m not sure whether that makes my job as an actor harder or easier.” Tickets are available from Take Note, High Street, Picton or bookings can be made through or direct with Kit Stevens on 022 1055 714.

for failing to appear in the Blenheim District Court. She appeared in Court later in the day and was bailed to reappear at a later date.  

Incidents and accidents

A property in Hillcrest was repor tedly entered during daylight hours on Wednesday. Nothing was taken. Fresh Choice Picton reported a male and female entered the store and took a pair of sunglasses and left without paying on Wednesday. They have yet to be located.

Kenepuru Head Campsite, Kenepuru Sounds.

DOC seeks camp hosts Nazi party leader and “kind boss”, Adolf Hitler.

On Tuesday , store security staff at the The Warehouse obs e r ve d a young male placing a pair of sneakers down his trousers. When he realised he was being watched he removed the shoes and tried to leave the store. He was trespassed from the store for two years.

The Department of Conservation says it still has opportunities for campers wanting to be volunteer camp hosts in Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Camp hosts will get the chance to stay for free at three beachside campsites up until the end of April, in return for looking after the sites and other campers. Camp Bay, Cowshed Bay and Kenepuru Head campsites are available. “It’s a great opportunity for a cheap holiday and a chance to make the most of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds,” said DOC ranger Wendy Sullivan. “People fancying a short break could camp at the more remote Camp Bay for two weeks at a time. “Volunteer hosts need to have their own camping gear and be comfortable meeting and talking to visitors, collecting fees, keeping the campsite clean and keeping the toilets and cooking

shelter in order. DOC will provide transport from Picton to Camp Bay which is only accessible by boat. Those with a campervan or caravan could be hosts at Cowshed Bay or Kenepuru Head, she said. “These two larger campsites have road access and we are ideally looking for people who are willing to stay for at least a month.” As well as getting free camping, volunteer camp hosts will be offered $50 a week towards groceries by DOC. Anyone interested in being a camp host at these campsites should email or phone the DOC Picton office on 03 520 3002. Wendy Sullivan said people looking to be hosts should be fit and healthy, good with people and ideally would be first aid certified.

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Blenheim Gymnastics Club Evening Holiday Programme 5-7 yrs 4.30-5.30pm 8-10 5.30-6.30pm 1116 6.30-7.30pm $8.00 per session Ph Greg 0279556285 or Maureen 5786434 Dharma Bums Club Wairau Valley, Blenheim. 8:00pm–11:00pm present “The Jac”. This incredible group features members of The Troubles, Rodger Fox’s WJO and even the NZSO! Playing a genre-defying blend of jazz, classical and progressive grooves, this gig is not to be missed Havelock Theatre Company presents “Wally Gitt and the Havelock Mission to Mars” Havelock Town Hall today and 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 8.00pm. 19 Jan 2.00pm The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open every day 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 Touch a Tuatara see a Penguin, get up close and have fun discovering some amazing animals that live on Middle-earth making New Zealand, “the youngest land in the world”, Unique. Open every day from 9.30am. 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 noon-5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or www.

Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784

Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of the month at 1.30pm - 4.30pm St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 57824

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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

The Picton Maritime Festival Is on the Picton Foreshore starting at 11am and closing at 10.30pm. Free admission. On the water will be the Rarangi Life Saving, The Clinker boats, A tug, and lots more in the pipeline. The Raft Race – Mussel Rafts and Novelty races will be a big part of the festival again and is being sponsored by Port Marlborough. Further information contact Beryl Bowers 5736885 WAITARIA BAY CLASSIC TRI+ Kenepuru Sound This is a Waitaria Bay annual community event for all. Categories include - Individual / 2 person team / 60+ yrs team of 4 /family team up to 4. Plus the Red Deer Junior Tri at 11.30am. There will be a BBQ and a Bar. Phone 03 573 4420 or email

Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am-1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 578 3909 Pony Club at Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984.

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

Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

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

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

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.

Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679.

CURVES Gym OPEN DAY 8am-2pm Bring a friend and come in and be in the draw to win a $25 gift voucher. 43 High St ph 5782300

Picton Men’s Shed Every Saturday 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Plants and garden furniture sold Saturday and Wednesday 10am to 1pm.

Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.

Rarangi Golf Club The Sound 96.1FM Summer Spectacular today and tomorrow. Pairs Tournament, great prizes, entry includes light meal tonight. Contact Martyn Birch 027 5705036

Sunday 19 January 2014

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.

Festival Nelson Lakes St Arnaud for a weekend of fun. Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Saturday night alfresco movie “Heidi”, Sunday market, guided walks, workshops, talks, storytelling, fly fishing intro, high tea, Kiwi Ranger, music and much more. for more details. FREE entry Eastern States Speedway Foxes Island Road Rd Renwick Ph 572 9142 7pm meeting Maud Island Tours Pelorus Sound- 18, 19, 25 & 26 January 2014. Phone: 03 573 4203 Leaving 9am, Return approx. 6:30pm. Havelock Commercial Passenger Jetty 1A. Bookings essential. 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. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Phone John 578 3918.

The Blenheim Country Music Club Inc Presents the 23rdGourmet Paradise Classic Hits Country Music Awards. Finals Concert and presentations starting at 6.45pm. We have competitors from all over NZ, of all ages and all styles. The Floor Pride Civic Theatre. Sounds, Salmon and Songbirds Take a trip in the Sounds. Visit Kaipupu Point Wild Life Sanctuary and Ruakaka salmon farm. Info and bookings 5739228 Ulysses Lunch Ride to the Naked Bun Cafe, Mapua. Ride to go via Tophouse and Motueka Valley. Meet at the Railway Stn at 9.15am ride departs at 9.30am. Riverside Railway Departs Brayshaw Park 1.45pm and 3.00pm for Beaver Station return. Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY

Associated Modellers Society Minature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm till 4pm $2

UP AND COMING EVENTS 22 Jan Lakeside Track/Kerr Bay day walk Join the Marlborough Tramping Club for an easy walk alongside Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes. Leave 7am. Bookings required. Cost $20 (for driver) 23 Jan Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve Guided walk and bat talk Bring your picnic tea and meet us at the Pelorus Bridge café at 5pm. FREE

Renwick Anglican Community Church 54 High St Renwick. Morning worship 9.30am Rev Steve Allcutt ph 572 8850 Summer Farmers’ Market 9.00am - noon A&P Showgrounds. 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 9.30am. Ph Rev Derek 5783909

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Picton to shine at weekend festival The ninth Annual Picton Maritime Festival, held at the Foreshore on Saturday is all about celebrating the unique maritime heritage of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Commencing at 11am, the main stage will be packed with live children’s entertainers, Queen Charlotte Kapa Haka, Star Dance Academy, Levity Beat from Nelson and Captain Festus McBoyle and Sir William Crust from Auckland, who will bring some fun to the stage for the young ones. Pirate Island is full of free fun for little hands. The theme of Pirate Island is “Under the Ocean”. Tash from Conservation Kids and Karen McLeod will be there to help pre-schoolers with their activities from 11am to 4.30pm. Also this year there will be relay games with the maritime/under the ocean theme. A Best Dressed in Maritime Theme competition will also be held. There will be an “Introduction to the National Whale Centre” display on the foreshore. Throughout the day there will be loads of interactive activities for everyone. NZ King Salmon will also be demonstrating fish filleting and boning. On water activities include: · Rarangi Surf Club demonstration and the support craft for the raft races. · Coastguard will also be in the harbour supporting the raft races. · Raft Races are fabulous fun

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Mike Baker from Waikawa with his grandchildren Skye and Ocean at last year's Picton Maritime Festival.

to watch. · The Port Marlborough tug will be out in the harbour demonstrating some of the tug’s capabilities. · Clinker Boats will also be giving rides to interested families. These beautifully restored boats are to be cherished. · The steam boat “Duke of Marlborough” will also be on the water taking people for rides. · The 160 year old Edwin Fox is part of the festival with people in period costume, encouraging everyone to see this most wonderful vessel. For the older children and back by public demand, Walk on Water

is a fantastic water game where you enter a zorb ball and walk around on water! The Quarter Deck will be open from 5.30pm for refreshments. Into the night the stage, sponsored by Interislander, heats up with our very own Queen Charlotte College students performing. To follow “The Barley Shakes,” also known as the Kelly Family Band, all the way from Melbourne, will entertain with folk music. The headline act, Late 80’s Mercedes, from Auckland, are back to rock us through to the Fireworks Spectacular at 10pm supported by Kenny Barging.

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Having over 40 years experience in jewellery repairs, restoration as well as design and manufacture there simply isn’t much we can’t do, and the quality of our workmanship is guaranteed as a result. Come in today and talk to one of NZ’s most versatile jewellers, Murray Brereton. Direct contact means there can be no misunderstanding as to the work you would like done. You will leave a happy customer with jewellery you are proud to wear, and all for a reasonable price too! Weekend and evening appointments available on request.

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Attack on Chilean Needlegrass By Glenise Dreaver Chilean Needlegrass has the potential for “quite serious” harm to Marlborough’s agriculture says Shona Sam, senior biosecurity officer with the Marlborough District Council. She is however, pleased with the efforts that pastoral farmers here are making to fight the invasive weed – much of it at their own expense. The seed has a long twisting tail that can drill through a sheep’s skin and into the carcass. It also infects hay, grain and seed crops. “The sharp tail can go right through to muscle, as well as

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affecting the skins. And that affects exports,” says Shona. The pest weed has been in this area for seventy years, predominantly in South Marlborough she says. “And there are small pockets in the Redwood Pass area, around Grassmere and Tetley Brook and on the outskirts of Blenheim.” The level of infestation in the Blind River area means that animals there must got to slaughter rather than be sold on. “That’s because it’s spread mainly through the passage of animals and vehicles, rather than wind.”

The weed, which flourishes in dry conditions, can only be distinguished from other pasture plants during October and November. It grows to a meter in height in the absence of grazing and the sharp seed heads are red-purple, with the seeds that follow ripening into hard sharp shafts with twisting tails. The good news is there is a new pesticide available to fight it. “Taskforce. It’s been around for three years and it does have an effect,” says Shona. “Because it’s still new to New Zealand, we are working on the best ways to use it.”

Timing perfect for “rural crime storm” Federated Farmers is urging farmers to report stock theft and rural crime while keeping an eye out for cannabis growers. Katie Milne, Federated Farmers rural security spokesperson, says: “At this time of the year we are in the perfect rural crime storm. “Illicit cannabis growers are at work, the rustlers are hitting farms and we expect equipment and even fuel theft.  I have no doubt in some cases the three are interrelated.  “Cannabis growers will focus on back country areas by planting among crops which can

mask plantations from all but the air. “They’ll actively use cultivated land because it provides the best environment for a crop that no farmer wants.” However, unlike previous years there are now tools for our rural communities to fight back with, she says. “Farmers can provide information anonymously through the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.  If anyone feels as if they or their family may be in danger then do not hesitate to call 111. There is also the ‘Stop Stock

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Simply spring onions By Tod Palenski Ever heard of salad onions, green shallots or gibbons? Well thanks to a quick search on the internet, I now know they’re all names for spring onions. Technically called scallion, it seems every country has a different name for what we Kiwis refer to most commonly as spring onions. Luckily, even though there are a myriad of names for this mild onion tasting vegetable, there are only a few steps involved in growing them.



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The first step is simply purchasing some spring onion seedlings from your local plant nursery. Once you’ve got your seedlings you need to find a place to plant them. The good thing about spring onions is you can grow them pretty much all year round, and plant them virtually anywhere you have the space. Got a spare pot? Pop in a whole lot of spring onion seedlings to create a great visual effect. Simply dig a little hole and plant each seedling around a few centimetres apart.

No matter the size of your garden a healthy green lawn can make a children’s play area or a garden ‘carpet’. Useful Lawn Tips If you like to apply different fertilisers in different seasons, use one that is higher in nitrogen

Otherwise just look for a small empty space, like the corners of your vege bed, and plant them in amongst your other vegetables. In around six to eight weeks your spring onions will be ready to harvest. I like to add them to summer salads, and then move to Asian style stir-fry dishes as the weather gets cooler.

in spring when the leaf growth is at its peak, and one that is higher in potassium in autumn to help toughen the grass for winter. If you do use the old method of applying sulphate of ammonia, make sure you apply an organic

fertiliser the next time. Constant use of high nitrogen fertiliser will increase the acidity of the soil, which is not good for the natural soil balance - all the earthworms will head next door to fertilise your neighbour’s soil!

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution yet? We need you! Age Concern is seeking Volunteers for our Visitor Service, office. • Volunteering is rewarding and provides friendship to lonely or isolated older people in the community • It only takes one hour a week • Enjoy the opportunity of meeting new people • Full training and support is provided

We need Volunteers for this valuable service. If this even slightly interests you please phone us at Age Concern on 579 3457 for more information, we would love to hear from you.

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“Mr Green” is a leading Home Service Company currently providing domestic and commercial cleaning services and lawnmowing and gardening services within the Marlborough/Picton region. Due to an unexpected change in personal circumstances, one of our Franchisees reluctantly has an established Mr Green Cleaning Franchise for sale. Full client base is included. This franchise is up and running and has a projected gross turnover of $100,000 +. We are seeking an ambitious person with a “Do it Once, Do it Right” attitude and effective time management skills. A commitment to high quality and customer service is essential. This is a simple business to own and run with great returns for motivated owners. Would suit an individual or a couple. Guaranteed income also provided. Any prospective applicant must consent to a Criminal History Check. If you would like to be part of a successful progressive franchise company, then please apply now.

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Tractor and Harvester drivers for 2014 Grape Harvest Vintage Harvesters operates a modern fleet of harvesters and tractors throughout the Marlborough District. We are looking for experienced harvester and tractor drivers. You will need a minimum of a class 1 driver’s licence for tractor driving and a wheels endorsement for harvester driving. We anticipate work will commence approx. mid-March and finish mid-April. Drivers must be available for extended hours and weekends. Please phone the office on 578 5300, text Jason Tripe on 021 848 470 or email

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Valley Harvesting operates a modern fleet of harvesters and tractors throughout the Marlborough District. We are currently seeking experienced harvester and tractor operators. You will need a minimum of a Class 1 driver’s licence to operate a tractor and Class 1 with “W” endorsement to operate a harvester. We anticipate work will run from mid March to mid April. Preference will be given to applicants with prior vintage experience. Operators must be available to work extended hours and weekends.

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Dominion Salt is New Zealand’s largest producer and refiner of processed salt products. It supplies major industry (dairy, pulp and paper, tanning, food etc) and specialist markets (pharmaceutical, animal health) with 25kg and 1.2tonne packs. This site runs 24 hours, Seven days. Applications are invited for this position responsible for operating the solar salt refinery and packaging plant at Lake Grassmere. The position involves 8 and 12 hour day and night shifts on a set roster Key attributes you will possess are: • A high degree of motivation • The ability to work with limited supervision • Forklift operating experience • Mechanical experience and aptitude • Logical thinking with problem solving ability • Product testing and record keeping Training will be provided to augment your skills and provide knowledge required for salt processing. A competitive remuneration package including allowances is offered as well as subsidised superannuation and medical schemes after a qualifying period. Dominion Salt operate to a drug and alcohol policy. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will apply.

Applications and CVs should be sent to: The Refinery Manager Dominion Salt Limited, PO Box 81, Seddon Applications close Friday 24th January

We need additional staff to help. Can you: • work a variety of hours as part of a small team? • undertake physical work in a factory environment where food safety and quality is important? A forklift licence or forklift experience is preferred but not essential.

For more information please contact Barry Romero via email: All applicants must have the legal right to work in NZ.

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Our Havelock mussel grading facility supplies product for both our Motueka and Blenheim factories during the harvest season from now until June.

We are looking for hardworking, motivated people to join our team for the upcoming harvest (March to late April). Practical ability and an ability to work as part of a team is essential.

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We have a vacancy available for an experienced truck driver for the 2014 Grape Harvest. The position will start mid-late March for the duration of the harvest. This start date can be flexible for the right candidate. You must have a class 5 licence. Trailer experience is essential, and you must be able to back a 4-axle trailer. Please call our office on (03) 578 5300 or Jason Tripe on 027 434 2712, or email

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Police line (6) Component parts (5) Let fall (4) Badly behaved (7) Cold era (3,3) Pretends (4) Full of twists and turns (8) Radio crackle (6) During (10) Hops kiln (4) Melodic (7) Sky fluff (5) Bad luck! (4,6) Grieve for (5) One habitually active during late hours (5,3) Confiscation (7) Believe to be guilty (7) Reviewer (6) One belonging to a club or society (6) Emergency (6) V-shaped cut (5) Give in (5) North Briton (4)











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KERSTEN: Peter Howie (7lb 4oz) January 5, 2014



DAWKINS, Peter Richard: Passed away at Wairau Hospital on January 15, 2014 after a short illness. Loving husband of the late Yvonne Dawkins, loving father and father-in-law to Teresa and John, Neil and Bex; loving stepfather to PJ and Justine, Tini and Maika, Vicki, and Harry. Grandad to Tyler, Anika, Logan and Travis. A special thanks to the nurses and doctors in the HD Unit for their care and support over a short time. Messages to 66 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington 5028. A graveside service for Peter will be held at the Waikawa Urupa, Picton at 3.30 p.m. Saturday January 18. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719




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Death Notices BRIGHT, Peggy (nee O’Neill): January 11, 2014 BULL, Edith Mabel: January 9, 2014 CLUNIES-ROSS, Athol David (David): January 12, 2014 COTTRELL, Amanda Jane: January 14, 2014 GARDINER, Nancy (nee Loe): January 7, 2014 JAMIE, Edwin Charles: January 12, 2014 JARMAN, Jean Margaret: January 10, 2014 MANSFIELD, Valerie Marie (Val): January 9, 2014 PRICE, Joan Elizabeth Violet (Betty): January 14, 2014 REAN, Sharon Ailleen (nee Klempel): January 12, 2014 ROE, Marion: WRNZNS 290, LDG WREN January 12, 2014 SIMMONS, Elizabeth Annie (Beth): January 10, 2014 STRICKLAND, Denis Richard: January 12, 2014

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Friday January 17, 2014


Falcons fly into Blenheim By Adam Poulopoulos The NZ King Salmon Nelson Marlborough Falcons’s Blenheim contingent will look to build on an encouraging start when they bring their round 2 game to Blenheim this weekend. They play Heartland Wairarapa at Lansdowne Park in their ASB National Youth Football League clash on Sunday afternoon. Finishing fourth in the southern conference in their first season last year, the Falcons are coming off an opening-round 2-0 win over 2013 runners-up Southern United in treacherous conditions in Dunedin last weekend. Four Falcons’ squad members are from the area, with 19-year-old forward Omar Guardiola scoring the second goal in last weekend’s win. He is joined by 18-year-olds Carl ConnorMcClean and Taine Swete, and attacking midfielder 20-year-old Tore Waechter. The team is allowed only two players older than 20 in each gameday squad, so 20-year-old Waechter missed out last weekend. However, he said he was looking forward to the opportunity to play should it arise. “For us Marlborough boys it’s good for us to play in front of our home support. “It’s a chance to show what we’re doing and the level of football we’re playing.” He said the match would be the largest Blenheim crowd he had played in front of since his college days. After finishing unbeaten in their Nelson


Yealands team run Are you a woman? Always wondered what it would be like to run around one of Marlborough’s biggest vineyards with your friends? Look no further. The Yealands Yak, a six-hour event contested by teams of 2-5 women, takes place on Saturday, March 1 at Yealands Estate vineyard. Women run in pairs through the various vineyard trails, and the team that has collectively covered the most ground in six hours wins. Wine tasting is available during the race. Entries are $95 per person, or $85 if you enter before the start of February. Only 200 teams can enter. Enter at Entries close on February 21. Local Blenheim players, from left, Taine Swete and Tore Waechter, before this weekend’s clash.

fortress last season Falcons committee member Nigel Thompson said they were excited to play in the region again. “We’re looking forward to this and we hope the boys can string two wins together.” Off the field, several businesses will be providing carts, while half-time entertainment will be provided by a crowd penalty shootout. Mascot Frankie the falcon will also be

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appearing. Thompson said a “use it or lose it” policy would apply in relation to future fixtures in the area. “We’d be disappointed if we get less than 500 people. “A lot of these kids will go on to higher honours.” The match begins at 2pm. Admission is by gold coin.

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club is putting on an open-entry cross-country race in Picton this weekend. It takes place at 4pm on Sunday, January 19 at Endeavour Park. A smaller children’s course within the park will also be in use, while a barbecue will be held after the race. A swimming pool at nearby Queen Charlotte College will be open for use until 5:30pm For non-members, race costs are $5. For more information call John on 021 1652 423.

Eastern States opens its doors

By Adam Poulopoulos With cars thin on the ground the Eastern States Speedway is giving spectators the chance to get a close look at proceedings this weekend. The speedway is hosting a club night on Saturday, January 18, with racing beginning at 7pm. On the night, the public will be allowed into the pits for a close-up view of the cars and drivers. With Robbie Flood racing in the New Zealand saloon championship, the south island stockcar championships being held this weekend, and several other cars damaged or broken, only a few street stock cars and TQ midgets will be present. However, a speedway spokesperson said it would be a unique opportunity for the public. “We haven’t got a lot of cars, but the drivers want to have a run and we thought the public could come down and have a look around.


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“It’s just an opportunity to talk to drivers during races and seeing the preparation that occurs between races.” He said safety regulations were in place, and for those wishing to enter the pits to wear enclosed

shoes. If the venture proves popular he said the speedway would look to hold a similar event at a minor meeting once a year. The gate fee has been reduced to $10, while family tickets are $20.

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