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By Kristy Martin A group of Picton residents are up in arms about a council proposal to build a seven-metre high sewage pumping station on their street. The Surrey Street residents are worried about pollution and say the ‘eyesore’ will devalue their properties and block their views of the Picton marina. Continued page 2 Surrey Street residents Kris Poultney, Karen Sciascia, David Jones, Barry Hammond and Yvonne Hammond are concerned about plans for a new sewage pumping station near their homes.

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Just one of Dennis Hall’s giant tomatoes could feed him breakfast for a month. The Blenheim man enjoys sliced tomato on toast, but his tomatoes are so huge he has had to start sharing them with friends and neighbours. Mr Hall, 67, yesterday plucked a one kilogram tomato from the patch in his Andrew Place yard and said it was the biggest he’d ever seen. “I’ve been growing tomatoes for

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ten to 15 years and these are the biggest I’ve had. “Some friends came round this morning to take a look and just said ‘Christ.’ “About two years ago we didn’t get the sunshine we usually do and my tomatoes didn’t even ripen. “I had to make green chutney out of them. “It’ll be interesting to see what they grow like next year. “I reckon they’ll be even bigger.”

Continued from page 1 While there is already a small, 16m sq pump station on the site, the redevelopment – part of an upgrade to the whole Picton and Waikawa sewerage system - would see the existing building replaced with a new 170m sq station. Residents were first notified back in October 2013, when Marlborough District Council wrote to them outlining the plan. “Potential issues that may be of concern to neighbours … include visual effects, noise and odour,” the letter said. “The ground level at the site will be raised to avoid flooding, which will as a result raise buildings and other structures above street level. ” It said landscaping would ‘soften’ the appearance of the new facility and measures would be taken to control noise and odour. But Barry and Yvonne Hammond, who are leading the opposition, are not convinced. “They are going to be pumping the storm water overflow into the creek,” Mr Hammond said. “They are also going to be running standby diesel generators, so god knows what noise that will make. “We’ve asked around Picton and no one seems to know this is happening.” Karen Sciascia, whose property is next-door to the development, said she was worried about the devaluation of her house, but also didn’t want to lose the reserve. “People walk through here every day and there is wildlife here. “The kids play in the creek and all the tourists from the holiday park walk through here. “It’s going to be an eyesore for tourists as well, not just for us.” The upset residents have all put in written submissions to council and are proposing an alternative venue, under the hill in Memorial Park and beside the Coastguard and St John building. This would move the development about 150 metres from their street. “If the pump station was situated further away by the hill in Memorial Park there is the possibility of having overflow tanks instead of discharge going into public streams and (the) marina,” said resident Kris Poultney. She says council told residents at a meeting last year that the land was “more stable” in Memorial Park and the only objection was that it would be further to run the pipes. Council documents state that generators were chosen for the Surrey Street site because an appropriately-sized overflow tank would be expensive and required a large area of land which cannot be built over. Marlborough District Council has yet to respond to questions from the Sun.

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Woodworker Kevin Vale with his latest intarsia mural, Guarding the Cubs.

One of Mr Vale's works, featuring 26 African animals made from 40 different types of wood.

Kevin’s latest and grrr-eatest work By Kristy Martin Blenheim woodworker Kevin Vale is carving out a name for himself in the unique field of intarsia. Intarsia is a form of wood laying that is similar to marquetry. Mr Vale, a member of the Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers, has just finished his latest masterpiece, titled Guarding the Cubs. It took him three years to complete, on and off. “I bought the design of the tiger from a lady in America and put the rest of it together myself.” Each piece has been cut individually with a scroll saw in Mr Vale’s garage workshop and then glued to a backing board. Because the parts must fit together perfectly, the margin of error is very small. Only natural timber is used, with no painting

or staining involved, and different varieties of wood are used to create the different colours. Mr Vale is completely self-taught when it comes to woodwork and intarsia, an art form that he says died out many years ago. “When I first started doing it, I went down to the timber yard and they guy said, ‘What type of wood do you want?’ and I said, ‘I want some red and some brown’. “I don’t know anyone else who buys wood by the colour,” he laughed. “The first piece (of intarsia) I saw was in Australia. “I went into a shop that sells woodworking gear and I saw this little gecko on the wall just as I was leaving. “I said, ‘How the hell do they do that?’ “The guy told me you need a scroll saw and

a drawing.” Instantly, he was hooked. Mr Vale has created hundreds of works over the years, including an image of 26 African animals made from 40 different types of wood. Most pieces are sold, but some remain on show in the 73-year-old’s house. He teaches other woodworkers how to do intarsia, but says you won’t find many others who practice it. “I think there are a couple of others in the North Island who do this sort of work.” As he finds the drawing aspect the most challenging, Mr Vale is looking for an illustrator to create some designs for him. “I’m not very good at drawing, so I’d love to find someone who could draw me some Aussie animals.”

Hosing restrictions have been imposed in Renwick with a warning that some properties are at risk of running out of water if restrictions are not observed. Council’s Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney says the amount of water currently being used coupled with the low aquifer levels in Renwick means that, from yesterday, hosing gardens must be limited to alternate days only. Properties with even-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers only on even-numbered calendar days and those with odd-numbered street address are restricted to the odd-numbered days. There is no restriction on hand-held hoses but residents are asked to be sensible and keep this to a minimum Only one tap should be used at a time to run a sprinkler or sprinkler systems. The restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Picton Police have recovered a wide range of stolen property after executing a search warrant on a local address on Tuesday. A 44-year-old male resident has been charged with two counts of burglary and four counts of theft and remanded in custody. Sergeant Kris Payne said all of the offending occurred in the last five weeks. He said investigations were continuing and further charges could be laid.

Assault charge A 53-year-old male labourer was arrested in Kaikoura overnight on Wednesday for assaults with intent to injure. He was bailed to appear in the Kaikoura Court on February 28.

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Men to face court for burglaries Countdown burglary. In the attack on Countdown, on Weld Street, a window was smashed and three bottles of wine and two pizzas stolen. Police said a hammer had been used to smash the window, which was similar to the incident at Z Energy, on Scott Street, the previous day. Both offenders were caught on CCTV camera after making their way inside the Z petrol station. They fled empty handed after a failed attempt to get into a cigarette cabinet. The vineyard workers were arrested on Weld Street just after

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Two men were taken to Wairau Hospital yesterday, one with serious injuries, after three-vehicle crash on the corner of New Renwick and Brancott roads. A male in his mid-40s suffered serious facial and chest injuries, while a male in his mid-30s from the same vehicle suffered moderate facial and abdominal injuries. None of the persons from the two other vehicles involved were injured. The accident was attended by two ambulance crews from St John.

5.30pm on Wednesday. Sergeant Jason Munro said the arrests came as a result of information received from members of the public who recognised the pair on the security footage released by Police. “We’re very grateful to those members of the public who came forward with information,” he said. “Their assistance has enabled us to resolve two offences very quickly and will hopefully prevent further offending.” Both were held in custody and are due to face court on Monday.

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Business after 5 The Chamber of Commerce and Beachcomber Cruises are coming together for the first Business After 5 of 2014. The cruise, through the Marlborough Sounds, will begin at 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 26, from Beachcomber Cruises in Picton. Drinks and complimentary food will be served at Cortado Bar and Cafe afterwards. The series features one event a month at different venues around Marlborough. To book your spot enquire at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

Succession Strategy Seminars A series of succession strategies seminars are being held to educate businesses about planning for a leadership change. The next seminar is on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30 to 7pm at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. The first one was held on Wednesday. Gary Pauley from Succession Strategies Limited will hold the seminars, showing the tools clients use to plan their exit. Registrations for the seminars are still available. For more information contact Nicolene at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

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History remade at airfield By Adam Poulopoulos A WWI engine re-created in Blenheim whirred into life yesterday in a launch celebrating its completion. The 100 horsepower gnome monosoupape engine, created by the Classic Aero Machining Service, was on display at Omaka yesterday. The engine has been purchased by the Australian Vintage Aviation Society. The engine was built from scratch, taking about 15 months to complete. The construction process included making the individual parts from the original WWI engine, and putting them into a

working model. Project director Tony Wytenberg said he hoped more re-creations would be on the way. “That’s the first of many I hope. I’m hoping to build in batches of five!” He said the engine would not leave New Zealand until it had been re-tested, taken apart and put back together with the modifications. Australian Vintage Aviation Society Andrew Carter was impressed with his purchase. “What we see here is truly amazing - a helluvan achievement.”

Mr Carter said restrictions on making engines in Australia was a factor in purchasing Wytenburg’s creation. He said Tony and his team had captured the essence of the engine. “It’s a visceral experience. You need to be able to hear, see and smell the engine. It’s unique.” Mayor Alistair Sowman said it was a “special moment” for Marlborough. He said the engine highlighted a growing industry in the region. The engine will be on display again at the Omaka Heritage Centre Open Day on Sunday March 9.

Tourists loving Marlborough wine By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough’s wine tourist numbers are higher than those of any other wine-producing region in New Zealand, according to a new survey. The research from Tourism New Zealand shows Marlborough has attracted an average of 47000 wine tourists from 2009-2013. Auckland attracted the most wine tourists, with an average of 95000, while the Hawkes Bay was the next best wineproducing region with 36000 visitors. Giesen Wines brand and hospitality manager Roscoe Johanson said the winery was the busiest it has been this summer since opening three years ago.

“We’ve had pretty much solid growth since we opened. “It’s exciting for Marlborough, with more tourists coming into the market.” Mr Johanson said Giesen would remain open during winter, and he was confident visitor numbers would stay strong. He said about 60 per cent of their clients were international tourists. Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston said tourists were doing more than just sample the region’s wine, and that was helping attract more people to the vineyards. “The beauty of Marlborough is we have a depth of experience that goes beyond wine-

tasting. “Twenty per cent of New Zealand’s coastline is in Marlborough, and we’re getting increasing recommendations for the Queen Charlotte Track as a walking and cycling

experience.” She said events like the Forest Grape Ride and the St Clair Half Marathon effectively combined the natural environment with the food and wine sector.

New premises for The Blue Door It’s the end of an era for The Blue Door Trust tomorrow as they move into their new Seymour Street premises. They shift into the old Guthrie Bowron building today after ten years in Charles Street. Chairwoman Sue Duckworth said it was exciting to be moving to a more high-profile site.

“We hope people remember us. “It seems it was a good time to do it. It was a real leap of faith.” She said it was the same size as the current site, but they would be gaining space, as half of the Charles Street size was for storage. The official opening is being held this morning at 11:30.

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re. noisy seddon alarms - oh my! do you expect emergency services to call each fire fighter individually? if your house is on fire they dont have time for that crap! by the time the last guy/girl gets a call, ya house has turned to ash, 1 alarm that lets everyone know at the same time works better....make some noise at nap time (eg turn the radio up, mow lawns outside the bedroom) then your baby will learn to sleep through anything! simple aye?

ticket doesn’t make u ignorant.. Some people simply don’t know there work rosters and staff to sort so early.. Lets keep prices the same for the same events. We all can’t take time off work that easily to enjoy some festivals

Noisy siren..that noise is to call the volunteers to the station. they come to that call 24/7.. i bet if it was your house on fire u would be glad to hear that noise.. They do care u dont see or hear them whinging..CLAIRE. a proud wife of my volunteer.. n reply to noisy siren in seddon. This alerts the fire brigade to an emergency. Far quicker than ringing around looking for a crew. It is a valuable asset to the community. Member of seddon community Amused by narrow minded seddon resident complaining about “noisy seddon alarm”. A “simple phone call to emergency services will do.” That would require a simple phone call to 11 separate emergency personnal who are possibly asleep and may not hear a phone call or time is wasted trying to contact people out of the district. I hope your house doesn’t catch fire or your family have an accident or medical crisis where time is critical! I think those who authorised the siren have thought of the whole community by providing the resources for Seddon to a volunteer fire brigade. Keep up the good work SVFB. Rachel I know its annoying to hear fire alarms but if u have any issues go to your local fire chief and he or she will give u info as required. Siren in seddon. It would be a relief 4 my family 2 hear the siren if som1 were having a heart atack or midcal emergency. They all voluntar there tim and family tim. More should join them To the comment made last week about the seddon fire siren, as far as i am aware when the siren goes off so do the firefighters pagers, sometimes its easier for them to hear the siren more than the pager, it gets turned off so whats the real issue here? how would you feel if you needed help from the fire brigade and they couldnt hear the siren, maybe go down to the fire station yourself and see what happens instead of complaining about it, ex fireman To the Seddon fire siren person, if it was you needing help I’m sure you’d pray for that siren to cry out and call your volunteer firefighters to action. They drop what they’re doing in an instant, appreciate what they do. To the seddon volunteer fire brigade, keep up the great work in our community and ignore the one selfish person who cares only about themself. you guys and girls rock! from grateful

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Taylor River Respnse 2those who r abusd by cyclists on taylor river paths.i say AMEN 2..sum elderly folk cant hear a bike cumin & uz culd giv them a heart attack yelln at takes but a few seconds 2ryd aroun sum1 walkn on the ‘foot’path! childrn, parents, eldrly, any persn shud hav 1st plce 2the path..also who dumps loads of weeds in the river i wonda wota mess uz leav?? thyl b no river the way people abuse it..without the river we all suffer amen - (a voice 4river)

Vouchers for rate payers Marlb council - consider incl vouchers with our rates bill giving RATES PAYERS a free drop off for green/yard waste etc. Would cut down on road side dumping. DD

Horse poo on paths Fed up with people riding their horses on the footpath on new renwick road, and leaving the horse crap all over the footpath. It’s disgusting. Nzta clearly states “keep your horse on the side of the road whenever you can, but don’t ride on footpaths, lawns or gardens.”

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Not r18 The Wine and Food Festival is not a R18 event. Maybe it should be so that ID can be checked at gate and under ages are not allowed in. Then it is not a stalls problem and problem solved. Di

Mean day out Heritage day mean day ouuut. Thanks 2 model boat club 4 many ideas. and i have now had my fence post sailing. would like 2 come 2 club nite. Snakeo

Nothing but complaints I also think this column should go. Many of the texts are complaints or bitching about someone. What you give out you get back

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The unknown cactus ‘Bitsy’ Markets Market all year round? Don’t think so. There are too many ‘bitsy’ markets now with not enough stalls & the same old stuff

No more mothers parks Re mother parks (text talk Feb 14). Well written. Totally agree. Only disability parks needed close to supermarkets. Mothers you can manage fine. Generations before you have had to. Just keep your kids disciplined will go a long way to sorting this problem & many others!

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A bit more understanding... Dear Ed, With regard to ‘Pathway causes angst in the community’. I don’t have a dog, but do use this area at times. The article featured is reminiscent of the pedestrian/ courtesy crossing saga. People in these stories need to just be a bit more understanding. I have to give way to dogs and dog owners. It is funny having a dog off its lead, in this great, big, grassy, exciting area and it being predominantly on the path. The story of Blenheim seems to be that pedestrians are inconsiderate to drivers, who are inconsiderate to cyclists, who are inconsiderate to dog owners, who probably piss off pedestrians. I personally have to expect for drivers to knock me down on my bike; for pedestrians to walk out without looking while in my car; I expect dogs and their owners to dominate the whole width of the walkway when I’m out running. It’s just how it goes in this crazy little town where the people who can’t share moan. Must say the tracks and walkways around here are brilliant. You can get from Riverlands to the Taylor Dam by track and only cross the road once, from there you can get to Clubs Marlborough without touching the road at all. A real credit to the MDC, and to me it’s almost worth my annual rates. Kudos. Happily cynical, Sorry to stereotype, JJ Holland

Great green waste Dear Ed, I would like to say a big thank you to the guys and girls at the Green Waste facility. They are always willing to help if I need a hand to empty the fadge over the precipice. Thank you again. Clarkie

Soft drinks banned Sugary drinks will be removed from the hospital cafes in Marlborough and Nelson under a new healthy eating policy by the District Health Board. A change in the Healthy Eating Policy for staff and visitors has meant that sugar sweetened drinks such as soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and flavoured milk will no longer be sold at the hospital cafes in Nelson and Wairau hospitals after March 17. “The DHB and hospitals are role models for the community when it comes to healthy food policies and practices,”said Nelson Marlborough DHB chief executive Chris Fleming. “One way to achieve this is to provide an environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.”

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Friday February 21, 2014

Farmers’ market demonstration A Marlborough-based cookbook author will be demonstrating how to make “real food for real people” at the Farmers’ Market this Sunday. Jan Bilton will be arriving at the market on Maxwell Road at 10:30 am, with the demonstration set to go for about half an hour. She will be using only ingredients from the market for the demonstration. She said the market gave people a chance to experiment with new ingredients. “It provides a great opportunity to try new products such as artisan goat’s cheese, unusual preserves and hand-crafted breads plus the best of locally-grown produce. Everything is so fresh and therefore chock-full of goodness!”

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New Zealand Lamb and Yorkshire pudding.


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My hubby he’s a bit of a joker, he always makes me smile.


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Smoking, because I’ve seen the effect it’s had on my dad’s health.


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Venice. We had a lovely surprise break there some years ago and I’d love to go back.


What’s your favourite music? At the moment I keep playing John Newman’s (singer with Rudimental) debut solo Album, Tribute. He’s got a very soulful voice, it’s amazing. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? Most weekdays I’m up with the larks with a group of ladies walking the Withers. It’s a lovely start to the day. We’re planning to walk the Nydia track. Who would you invite to dinner? My mum and dad, I haven’t seen them for four years, so we’ve got some catching up to do. Mum could cook a roast. A saying you like to live by? Treat people the way you like to be treated.


What’s next on your wish list? We’re planning a visit back to England next year to see the family via somewhere hot and dry!

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- weekend event guide Friday 21 February 2014 Eastern States Speedway Elf Super Cup Super Saloon Series. Raffle tickets available for Rally car passenger rides. 7pm Foxes Island Road Renwick Ph 572 9142 Healing and Hope Carl Butler speaking at Assembly of God 7pm Youth and Young adults. All welcome 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!

would expect at a show with the grand parade at 1:30. There’s great family entertainment, competitions and rides. Gates open at 7am. Summer Concert Series! Free Concert at the Renwick Domain in conjunction with the Avantiplus Renwick SK8, BMX, SCOOTER Jam starting from 11am. The SK8 Jam includes a New category for 6 Years and under with a FREE Jam session, wear costumes. Register on the day from 10.30am. From 3pm the band #Onestep will entertain you.

Sunday 23 February 2014 Tua Marina Rodeo from 11am (Gates open 10am). Rodeo events during the day. Food and drink stalls, Band, Kids cowgirl/cowboy dress up competition. $10 Adults, $5 Primary School Children, and under 5 free. Contact Phone: 03 570 5993 Field Trip Blumine Island Departs Picton 9am and returns 5pm. Members $40, non members $50, school children $20.00. Bookings Marlborough Museum Ph 578-1712

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

Fundraising Garden party Megan Craig is holding a fundraising Garden party on Saturday 22nd February. Tickets are $100 and you get to eat beautiful local produce including seafood and drink beer and Marlborough wine. Tickets can be purchased by calling Megan on 0274 466 808 or emailing

Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395.

Healing and Hope Carl Butler speaking at Assembly of God. 9am to 1pm Seminar. All welcome.

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.

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.

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

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 54 High St Renwick. Morning worship 9.30am Rev Steve Allcutt ph 572 8850

Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of the month at 1.30pm 4.30pm St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 5782471

Marlborough Farmers’ Market A&P Showgrounds Crnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads. Join Jan Bilton - local cookbook author, cook and columnist. Watch Jan prepare dishes made from market ingredients Be inspired! Take notes! Go home and cook up a storm! 10.30am, rain or shine

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

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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 Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107 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 at Havelock Domain 9.00-1pm. Sites available Ph Ian 574 2558

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

The Kaikoura A&P Show $8 for adults and kids under 12 go free. All you

Kapahaka for Youth Blenheim School 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.

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

Healing and Hope Carl Butler speaking at Assembly of God. 10am and 7pm- Miracle Healing meetings at 22 Nelson St. All welcome. Ulysses Ride Down the coast to Kekerengu for lunch. Meet at the Railway Station 11.15am ride departs at 11.30am. Riverside Railway Departs Brayshaw Park 1.45pm and 3.00pm for Beaver Station return. Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY

Marlborough Farmers ’ Market A&P Showgrounds Crnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads. Join Jan Bilton - local cookbook author, co ok and columnist. Watch Jan prepare dishes made from market ingredients Be inspired! Take notes! Go home and cook up a storm! 10.30am, rain or shine .

Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome

St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 9.30am. Ph Rev Derek 5785050 Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm every Sunday. Contact Sheira 5737390 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. Tramping Club Mary 5728762.

y Eastern States Speedwa Series. Raffle n oo Sal er Elf Super Cup Sup passenger car tickets available for Rally Renwick ad Ro nd Isla es rides. 7pm Fox Ph 572 9142 Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Book sale today 9am - 4pm. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission. Associated Modellers Society Minature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Prk, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm till 4pm $2

UP AND COMING EVENTS Monday 24 Feb Blenheim Residents and Ratepayers Assoc Meeting 7pm Dodson St Bar and Restaurant. All welcome. Info Ph Deedee 027 5775088

Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379.

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

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Snack Shack an instant hit At the beginning of January this year Chris and Julia took over the Snack Shack Riverlands, giving it a healthy injection of warmth and personality. It's fair to say the Riverlands Industrial Estate community has embraced the new ownership, voting with their feet and giving the Snack Shack a very busy first couple of months. Some changes to the menu have been met with enthusiasm such as their popular American Hotdogs. "A couple of times there has been arguments over the last hotdog", says Julie with the same beaming smile that greets her customers when they visit.

Snack Ra Nui Wines Cob Cottage Vineyard owner Steve Hotchin restored the historic ‘Maid’s Quarters’ cottage when he purchased the property 10 years ago.

Century old ‘Maid’s Quarters’ restored Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk History is worth preserving and that is what Ra Nui Wines owner Steve Hotchin has done with one particular historic cottage located on his Cob Cottage Vineyard in Riverlands. The cottage is well over a century old and is called the Maid’s Quarters. It was originally built at the nearby Pepper Tree farm and housed the maids who worked in the Edwardian-Villa house built in 1901. It was then moved over from Pepper Tree farm to where it stands now and was converted into a woolshed by the farmer who

owned the land. Over time, around 90 years, it slowly deteriorated until 10 years ago when Steve purchased the property from the late Geoff Hocquard. “Some suggested I just knock it down, it was in poor condition but I decided to keep it and restore it back to a cottage,” he said. Steve replaced the dilapidated floors with wood from the Old Nurses Home on Hospital Road, and rebuilt the walls with recycled rimu. Steve had insulation added to retain warmth in the cottage and placed several ‘vintage’ pieces of furniture to further add character.

An important part of Marlborough Rich in wine growing, farmland and industrial business, Riverlands plays an important part in Marlborough’s economy. For those simply travelling through Riverlands along State Highway 1, there is plenty to see and do from sightseeing through to visiting historic landmarks, such as Cob Cottage. But for those living in Marlborough Riverlands services many industries including transport, automotive, boating, hospitality and building to name a few. Turning off the main highway into Sheffield Street, Riverlands Sandblasting and Painting offers a wide range of preparations and finishes for anything from small ‘one-off’ items through to larger jobs such as structural steel, truck and trailers, and of course their own products. Bristol Street is the home of Norski Fibreglass Products, a small but innovative company that manufactures a wide range of specialized composite products, and carries out repairs on all number of things made from fibreglass. Next time you are wanting something custom manufactured or resins and glues for your DIY project, call in and see the team. Also on Bristol Street is Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre where Ian Cantwell and his team specialise in designing and manufacturing Mastercraft Kitchens. They can cater for any budget and manufacture kitchens for the house, holiday home, apartments and even commercial buildings.

“It’s rustic and I love it. “Here at Ra Nui we place a lot of emphasis on recycling, so this has been a pleasure to do,” he grinned. A hint of the vineyard’s wine influence features subtly throughout the cottage with original ‘grape pods’ used to harvest grapes and ‘retired’ wine barrels stacked against one outer wall. The cottage is predominantly used by Steve and his family but on occasions he hosts private wine tastings for Ra Nui Wines. “The view is great, overlooking the vineyard and surrounding hills and it’s relaxing to sit and relax with a glass of wine,” he said. for ideas and inspiration

CPR Coffee has also been introduced, and Chris and Julie are in the process of securing a deal for some popular treats yet to be enjoyed in Marlborough. The developments don't stop there however. There will soon be a paved outdoor courtyard for patrons to enjoy their food el fresco. All the favourites are still there such as daily fresh sandwiches and rolls, and of course pies, sausage rolls and hot chips. The Snack Shack Riverlands is definitely worth a visit.


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Friday February 21, 2014 public notice

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Street makeover By Glenise Dreaver At the recent meeting of the Picton Regional Forum, community representatives were told that the first spade for the redevelopment of Upper High Street should be in the ground soon after Easter. “This has been fifteen years in the planning,” said Councillor David Oddie, adding that when the latest concept was first discussed with council staff there had been some amusement. “I said that we wanted to do this, but we didn’t want to be rated for it.” In the event, the $385,000 allocated to the work had been drawn from the footpaths budget and other sources, reserves and there should be little, if any, cost to local ratepayers, he said. Consultation with affected parties and the public generally will continue through March , and “give or take a few alterations”, work should start soon after that. “Huge consultation has, of course, already been done,”

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he added. The development would mimic the work already done in Lower High Street. Paving is planned on the mall side, creating a rest area and planter boxes will be used for beautification said Cr Oddie, “and there will be some slight improvements to the median strip”. Picton Business group chair Graham Gosling reminded the meeting of the traffic problems caused by the pedestrian crossing from the area to the BNZ and it raised the question of whether it should be there.

The possible fate of the current doctors’ surgery and the library were also discussed and it was agreed that this was another part of the picture. Discontent with the pollarded plane trees lining the street, and the desirability of more indigenous planting, was also discussed. Ian Shapcott, Te Atiawa’s representative at the forum, pointed out that this was part of a much larger discussion. “That includes ensuring plants have the correct habitat and that we are also retaining biodiversity. “

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manage a local regime to control the sale of legal highs. Some councillors were angry about the position they’d been placed in, said Mr Sowman. “We think it’s wrong that as local councillors we’re being expected to create a regime to cover the sale of a product which we don’t want to see sold in our town.”

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Carl Butler will be in Blenheim speaking at the Assembly of God Church. Carl sees many miracles of healing as he prays for the sick. All welcome Friday 21st Feb - 7pm Youth and Young adults with Carl Butler Saturday 22nd Feb 9am to 1pm Seminar with Carl Butler Sunday 23rd Feb 10am and 7pm Miracle Healing meetings at 22 Nelson Street, Blenheim.


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for sale Marlborough The Marlborough RSA are seeking expressions of interest from persons who wish to carry out volunteer services. Services range from visiting veterans in hospital, rest-homes and carrying out minor tasks in the Burleigh Memorial Olive Grove. Whether you are able to volunteer for only an hour a week or more, we are interested in any assistance people can offer. We are also seeking Poppy Day collectors. All expressions of interest may be made to Clubs of Marlborough Reception at or or telephone 578 1059. RSA “People helping People” President J. Forrest

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TO LEASE Approx 200 m2 Central Blenheim.

Sites are now available for the Marlborough Parent and Child Expo on Sunday 8th June 2014 at the Marlborough Convention Centre.

High foot traffic.

Earlier bird rate is $110.00 before the 28th February, so get in quick otherwise sites are $135.00.

Rent negotiable.

More than 1000 people attended the expo in each of the previous four expos. The Expo now has a good reputation among a wide audience of Marlborough parents with children aged 0-6 years, as well as grandparents and others looking for family related products and gifts. We believe it is a strategically important opportunity for you to promote and sell your products and services to a key target market. For more details contact Rebecca Toms Parent and Child Expo Coordinator Marlborough Parents Centre 027 257 2451

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Possible to sub lease.

Phone Rebecca 0274 835 776

situation vacant CLEANER WANTED occasional work Renwick area for local B&B. Ph 572 8520.

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Truck Driver required for grape harvest Class 4 Licence • Experience essential Competitive Rates Ph 0272 027 020 to discuss

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Kitchen Consultant and Retail Sales Team Member PlaceMakers is the premier supplier of building materials to New Zealand’s construction markets with over 60 locations throughout New Zealand. We are part of Fletcher Building, a diversified global building industry company. Our Customers are building New Zealand. Help us to provide the know-how. Our customers have some big projects on the go. They need a building supplies partner they can trust to produce the right goods at the right time. At PlaceMakers our passion for building makes our customers want to come back. Here they find what they need and get Know How, Can Do advice and support from people like you, determined to find them the best solution. As part of the PlaceMakers team, you’ll get great support too. With each store a joint venture between Fletcher Distribution and an independent owner, you’ll work in a small team while enjoying big business benefits. We are seeking a full time team member to join our Kitchen and Bathroom team. The ideal candidate will have high computer skills and 20/20 drawing programme training will be provided and ongoing, demonstrate a good customer interface with clients with a high level of organisational skills. This is a full time role Monday - Friday with rostered Saturdays. Reply with your current CV to: The Manager, PlaceMakers Blenheim, PO Box 178 Blenheim 7240.

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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. 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 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 Production & Dispatch Manager Dominion Salt Limited, PO Box 81, Seddon

H o u se k eeper required, one or two mornings a week over t h e s u m m e r t o u rist season at Picton House B & B. Ph: 03 573 6429.

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR The above part-time position (16hrs/ week, with 40hrs/week for holiday periods and sickness cover) will soon become available for a person to join our dedicated, compassionate and friendly team at Geoffrey T Sowman. A suitably experienced person would need to be compassionate, possess a high level of initiative and accuracy, excellent skills in computer, spelling, literacy and numeracy, along with a flair for graphic design. Must be able to calmly achieve time lines, and have the ability to multitask. Please submit your Curriculum Vitae, along with a hand-written letter of application, to: The Manager Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240 Applications will be treated in confidence and will close Friday 7 March 2014.


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. Applications are invited for this position responsible for operating the retail packaging plant and solar salt refinery at Lake Grassmere. The position involves 8 hour days, Monday to Friday Key attributes you will possess are: • A high degree of motivation • Forklift operating experience • Mechanical experience and aptitude • Logical thinking with problem solving ability • Product testing and record keeping • Experience operating packing machinery (desirable) 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 Production & Dispatch Manager Dominion Salt Limited, PO Box 81, Seddon Applications close Friday 28th February

CELLAR DOOR MANAGER – FULL TIME We are seeking a professional and enthusiastic leader to manage our internationally acclaimed Cellar Door and Visitor Experience at Yealands Family Wines in Seddon. Attracting over 10,000 visitors a year, the Cellar Door and Visitor Experience has been awarded the Great Wine Capitals – Best of Wine Tourism, 3 consecutive years. The Cellar Door Manager will set the strategy and budget, manage a motivated team and deliver outstanding customer service. The role is full time Monday – Friday, but will require weekend work and suit a customer orientated individual with staff and operational management experience. Wine industry and proven experience managing a retail or hospitality business is preferred. Applications including CV can be sent to by close of business 17 February.


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Friday February 21, 2014

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Death Notices

CHIN: Zhiyenn (6lb 6oz) February 13, 2014

ALLAN, Margaret Violet (aka Stevie):

HOGG: Hamish Graeme (7lb 5oz) February 5, 2014

EVANS, Robert William: February 17, 2014

KERMEEN: Anna Keiron (7lb 13.5oz) February 13, 2014

JOHNS, Rosalie Margaret (Rose): February 15, 2014

NORTON: Sophie Grace (3lb 6oz) December 18, 2014

KELLY, Vivienne Beryl (Beryl): February 17, 2014

SWEENEY: Mikayla James (8lb 8oz) January 20, 2014

LEANING, Elizabeth Georgina (Betty): February 9, 2014

MARTIN, Jerrod David: February 15, 2014



In Memoriam

McMANAWAY, Majorie Doris (Marj): February 15, 2014







HAM, Myra Jean (nee Holdaway): 17 September 1930 - 18 February 2014, peacefully, at Bethsaida Retirement Village. Dearly love wife of the late Peter, adored mother and mother-in-law of Barry (deceased), Tony & Sue, Christopher (deceased), Christine and John, Chris and Julie, and Anne-Maree. Loved Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages to 60 Scott Street, Blenheim 7201. Myra will be at 60 Scott Street until the time of her funeral. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road at 11am on Saturday February 22, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. The Rosary will be recited at 60 Scott Street on Friday February 21 at 7pm. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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NEWMAN: Craig Anthony passed away 25th February 2006. Gone are the days we used to share. But in our hearts your always there. Always remembered with Love Mum, Gary and the late Janice.

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in memoriam

RYAN, Marie Therese (nee Atwill): February 13, 2014 TAYLOR, Linda Evelyn: February 13, 2014

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Senior Athletics The Marlborough Harriers C Club Championships will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at Athletic Park. Anyone over 15 is eligible to compete at the event, which begins at 5:30pm. The 200 metres, 400 metres, high jump and javelin will be contested. For more information visit www.

Darts The darts events continue to come thick and fast in the next few weeks, starting tonight at the Crow Tavern in Picton. All are welcome for the drawn pairs, and entries must be made by 7pm. Starting next Wednesday about 320 players will descend on Oamaru for the South Island Club Darts Competition. A Marlborough contingent of 16 is heading down for the tournament, which concludes on March 1.

Paintball Against All Odds Paintball is preparing for a big weekend as it hosts the Marlborough Woodsball Cup on Sunday. The field walk begins at 8am, with games commencing at 9am. Teams from Nelson and Christchurch will be coming to Blenheim for the event. Games of capture the flag and attack and defend will be played. Teams of five, with two subs, are encouraged to enter. For more information, visit the Marlborough Woodsball Cup facebook page.

Forrest Grape Ride The 10th annual Forrest Grape Ride is nearly upon us again. The event will take place on Friday, April 5 from 10am. The course is 101 kilometres long, and begins from the Forrest Estate Winery in Renwick. Other options for riders include completing the course twice or four times, or the 42km taster course. Less than 100 tickets remain. For more information visit www.

Mahar Cup Nelson may have convincingly won the Mahar Cup last weekend, but the meet underlined the potential of a young Marlborough sprinting star. 14-year-old Lucy Sheat won the Mawhera Shield for the outstanding performance at the meet. Sheat’s time of 25.41 seconds in the under-16 girls 200m broke the 21-year-old record by half a second. Her time of 12.22 seconds in the senior 100 metres was enough to win the race and was 0.3 seconds quicker than the record time, but was not counted because it was wind-aided. Nelson won the meet with 380 points and took home all six trophies except the Mawhera Shield. The seven-person Marlborough team was second with 101, and the West Coast last with 70.

Super 15 time again By Adam Poulopoulos Just under 3 months since the All Blacks beat Ireland in that thrilling Dublin test, the rugby’s back again. Yes, the sun may still be shining and it may not be ideal weather for rugby, but it is our national game after all. After Tasman’s triumphant ITM Cup season last year there are nine Makos players either contracted to franchises or in their wider training squads. The problem is, they’re scattered all around the country. The strength of the Crusaders was highlighted as all four divisions of the ITM Cup and Heartland Championship were won by teams within the region.

There are 19 current or former All Blacks in the Crusaders’ squad, so spaces for new blood in the red and black jersey were pretty scarce. Tasman has two reps. One is midfielder Kieron Fonotia, who has performed well in pre-season despite only making the wider training group. The second is a more intriguing selection. Nemani Nadolo, a Fijian-born, 130kg winger, has just arrived in the country after finishing his playing commitments in Japan. Assistant coach Aaron Mauger said Nadolo wouldn’t be ready to play for about a month as he gets over injury niggles and learns the

team structures. Coach Todd Blackadder has compared Nadolo with Jonah Lomu and the 26-year-old has some famous family too. He is the cousin of Tevita Kuridrani and Lote Tuqiri, so all signs point to an excitement machine. Elsewhere, Makos standouts like James Lowe, Liam Squire and Marty Banks have been rewarded with their first contract, but veteran Quentin MacDonald has not been picked up. Tonight, the Crusaders play the Chiefs, and Benji Marshall gets his first run for the Blues against the Highlanders tomorrow. The Hurricanes play the Sharks in Durban.


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Marlborough Masters By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough enjoyed great success in the athletics at the New Zealand Masters Games earlier in the month, with a husband and wife team leading the charge. Sheila and Ray Waters competed in five events between them in the women’s and men’s 75-79 year old age group, winning each one. Marlborough won 13 athletics gold medals altogether. Sheila walked the 5 kilometre and halfmarathon, with Ray running the 5km, 10km and half-marathon. The pair, who have lived in Blenheim for about 30 years, usually travel around

the South Pacific every two years for the Oceanic Masters Games, which Ray competes in. Sheila said the trip to the games was a success. “It was very good. There was a great range of activities down there and the venues were all over Dunedin, so it was great to be able to see some of the city.” Sheila and Roy have only just returned to Blenheim, after spending a week on the West Coast after the Games. They are both Marlborough Harriers Club members. The Games were held in Dunedin from February 1 to 9.

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Rivalry renewed By Adam Poulopoulos The long-standing tenn i s r iva l r y b e t we e n Marlborough Boys College and Nelson College is to resume next week in Blenheim. The Tasman Secondary School Boys Tennis Champs take place on Monday at the Marlborough Tennis Centre, with warmups beginning at 8:30am. The winner of the one-day tournament will earn the right to play at the South Island Secondary School

Championships in Timaru next month. Marlborough Boys are sending two teams of four for the event. About 10 seconda r y school teams from the top of the South Island will gather for the day, but it is Nelson College’s arrival that the Marlborough Boys teams are looking forward to. Marlborough Boys lost to Nelson College on countback last year, while Nelson have beaten Marlborough Boys in the final for the past

Sheila Waters,left, accepts her medal in the 5km walk. Photo supplied

four years. To add fuel to the fire the annual Marlborough Boys College-Nelson College sports exchange is on the same day. Marlborough Boys tennis manager Alex Van Der Velden said both teams were always strong, and he hoped the school could go one better this year. The Girls Tennis Champs are on in Nelson today. Marlborough Girls College have sent representatives over for the event.

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