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By Kristy Martin A Blenheim man was chuffed to discover that his late uncle, who was killed in battle during World War II, was a personal friend of famed New Zealand soldier, Sir Charles Upham. John Blick’s family is in possession of a letter written by Upham describing his uncle, John Burns, as a ‘magnificent soldier’ and a ‘crack shot’. “I am speaking the whole truth when I tell you that there was no better soldier in the whole of our battalion,” Upham wrote, in a letter dated June 9, 1941, addressed to the late soldier’s wife following his death. Continued page 2 John Davis Penman Burns (1918-1941).

John Blick with memorabilia that belonged to his uncle, John Burns, a WWII soldier.

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Raising $80k for two injections By Kristy Martin In 2011, Danielle Skelton was given the news nobody wants to hear. At just 28, she was diagnosed as having malignant melanoma. The Blenheim woman’s life changed forever when she was visiting a specialist, for an unrelated reason, and the doctor noticed a freckle on the back of her neck and told her to get it checked out. What followed was a series of operations in which lymph nodes were removed from her neck and under her arm. “It was a shock,” Danielle says of her skin cancer diagnosis. “All my life I’ve covered myself in sunscreen, I don’t think I’ve ever been burnt. “(But) the doctors told me with my hair colour and skin type, I’m prone to it.” One year ago, Danielle was given the all clear, but unfortunately that wasn’t to be. Soon after, she was in Ireland on a five-week holiday and was about to board a plane for Germany with a friend when she collapsed at the airport. Danielle, now 31, was diag-

nosed with secondary melanoma in her leg, which led to a major operation and bouts of radiation and chemotherapy that kept her in Ireland over the next five months. She was given the Yervoy injection, a drug subsidised by the government in Ireland, but when she returned to New Zealand the cost of the treatment was vastly different. “It will cost me $80,000 for two more lots of the injection. “In New Zealand, they don’t believe there is enough evidence that it works to fund it. “I have to get one every month and each time I do, three per cent (of the melanoma) is gone. “It doesn’t sound like much, but the doctors say it’s better than it staying the same or getting worse.” Danielle’s colleagues at the Scenic Hotel are holding a fundraising dinner on June 7 to help raise money for her treatment. There are a number of auction items, including a signed All Blacks jersey and a boxing glove signed by Sonny Bill Williams, also up for grabs. “It feels awkward when people

Melanoma sufferer Danielle Skelton is holding a fundraising dinner to raise money for her treatment.

do things for me, as I’d rather be doing things for others. It’s very good of them.” To buy tickets to the dinner,

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Tribute to brave WWII soldier Continued from page 1 “He was a crack shot, brave to the point of recklessness, cool and indifferent to danger. “I never saw him put out or rattled, he was a volunteer for every difficult job and had a joke and a smile for me whenever I spoke to him.” Upham was Mr Burns’ platoon leader and is often regarded as New Zealand’s most famous soldier. He is one of only three people ever to win the Victoria Cross twice for his actions in Crete in 1941 and Egypt in 1942. Blenheim resident John Blick, who was named after his uncle, says he inherited the late soldier’s possessions after his mother

passed away in 1996. He was given photographs, medals and a lunch tin used by Mr Burns, who served in the 20th Rifle Battalion in Crete, Greece. “I always knew I had an uncle who died in World War II,” Mr Blick said. “But mum never said anything about him. She always had photos of him on the cabinet. “I was quite amazed (by the letter), actually. “I didn’t know he was a sniper.” Private John Davis Penman Burns was born in Dunedin and moved to Renwick as a young child. His mother, Annie Burns, was the post

master at Renwick Post Office for 17 years. Medals the young soldier received for his service include the British Commonwealth, African Star, British Commonwealth Armed Forces, Service for New Zealand war and the Memorial Cross, which is given to next of kin. He died in Crete on May 25, 1941, at the age of 22. The letter ended up in the Renwick Museum and that’s how his relatives came by it about 18 months ago. “It’s a slice of history, the latest piece of the puzzle,” said Mr Blick, who will today attend Blenheim’s Anzac service in Seymour Square in honour of his late uncle.

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Flood cleanup continues A few roads are still shut in the aftermath of last week’s storm, as workers continue to clear debris. Foster Street and Reserve Road both remain closed, while Pukaka Rd and Tumbledown Bay Road are only open to 4WD traffic. Ward Beach Road at the ford, Old Renwick Road at the Omaka Ford and Taylor Pass Road have all been reopened. Awatere Valley Road above the medway can now be accessed by 2WD vehicles. Marlborough District Council assets and

services manager Mark Wheeler said the most damage had occurred on Awatere Valley Road. He said a more accurate costings assessment will be known when the findings are presented to the Assets and Services Committee on Tuesday. Elsewhere, Awatere residents are advised to continue boiling their water, and the Picton Marina is still shut for swimming and shellfish collection. Testing on the water is continuing. Flooding at the Taylor River.

Gearing up for Anzac Day services Crosses moved due to flooding By Kristy Martin If the rain decides to rear its unwanted head today, Blenheim’s Anzac Day service will be moved to an indoor venue. Wet weather has already altered one aspect of the service, with 280 memorial crosses moved from the Taylor River to Seymour Square, where today’s 11am wreath-laying service is set to take place. Marlborough RSA vice president Rod Shoemark said it was disappointing the crosses, which made up a Field of Remembrance honouring Marlborough soldiers killed in worldwide wars, had to be removed from the riverbank prior to last weekend’s flooding. However, he is not too disheartened by their new location – in Marlborough RSA vice president Rod Shoemark has moved the Field the garden beds beside the clock of Remembrance crosses to Seymour Square due to the flooding of tower. “I think it will be rather nice the Taylor River.

here, and add to the atmosphere. “It’s just that with the state of the riverbank, we can’t get down there without damaging things.” Veterans and families of those who fought in past wars will be joined by RNZAF personnel in marching through Blenheim’s streets prior to the ceremony at Seymour Square at 11am. Australian High Commission Assistant Defence Adviser, Major Piero Bertocchi, will be a guest at the service and Marlborough Girls’ College student Alice Schofield will sing the anthems. Blenheim’s central streets will be closed from 10am and there will be free parking in the Alfred Street carpark. The wet weather venue is the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, but this will only occur in the event of heavy rainfall.


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ANZAC DAY SERVICES Picton 6am War Memorial Awatere 6.30am Seddon War Memorial Renwick 9am War Memorial Spring Creek 9.30am Spring Creek Hall Havelock 10am Town Hall Rai Valley 11am War Memorial Kaikoura 11am Memorial Hall Blenheim 11am War Memorial

TRAIN APOLOGY In Wednesday’s edition of the Sun, we incorrectly stated that Noel Cresswell’s model trains would be on display at Beaver Road on Thursday. In fact, the last day they were on show was Wednesday. We apologise to Mr Cresswell and to the public for this error and for any inconvenience caused.

DRIVERS TAKE CARE Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging motorists to take care over the Anzac Day weekend following four road deaths across the country over Easter. The official Easter holiday period finished earlier this week, but with school holidays in force and today being a public holiday, many New Zealanders are still travelling. “I urge road users to take care to prevent more tragedies,” Mr Woodhouse said. “Watch your speed and following distance, drive to the conditions and people will reach their destinations safely these holidays.”

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MARKET WEEKEND The Vines Village is hosting a market weekend in recognition of Mother’s Day. On Saturday, May 10, a gift market and stalls will be available, with in-store specials, while on Mother’s Day proper mum can pamper herself with a manicure and a facial. Other activities like trailer rides, sports competitions and a gumboot/rolling pin throw will also be taking place.

SALMON FARMS WELCOMED The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the decision to approve three new salmon farms in Marlborough. The Supreme Court made the decision to approve the farms last Thursday. Chamber general manager Hamish MacFarlane said the salmon grown in Marlborough is a world-class product, and the new farms would help cement that reputation. He said the decision would benefit the economy, with 150 direct jobs created for the Top of the South, and flow-on employment and earnings.

Back to the future By Adam Poulopoulos Many residents have been seeing two new faces at Picton Healthcare recently, but for new owners Chris and Christine Webb, it’s all pretty familiar. The couple have re-bought the pharmacy at the top of High Street, a business they owned between 1977 and 1988. The first day of the second spell was April 1. Christine said their re-introduction to the role had tested them. “It’s been very busy with Easter. We’re still trying to get our heads around it all!” The Webbs first bought the pharmacy in 1977, while in their early 20s, but a series of events led them to sell. “After 11 years we felt we

Chris and Christine Webb, the new, old owners of Picton Healthcare.

needed to see the world, and we took our kids, who were

seven and nine at the time,” Christine said.

“I had two friends diagnosed with cancer and I had meningitis, all in a six month period,” Chris added. They spent the majority of the last 15 years in North Canterbury, and sold their pharmacy in Kaiapoi last month in preparation for their move back to Picton. Christine said Picton had changed over the years. “It was much quieter than it is now. You used to be able to fire a gun down the main street and you wouldn’t hit a soul!” She said they were happy to have come back to their roots. “Thirty per cent of the people who walk in the door, we know. “The ultimate plan was always to return.”

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By Adam Poulopoulos Mike Pero Real Estate has a new home in Marlborough, but the official opening is not for a few weeks yet. Local brand and territory owner Debbie Webster (pictured) leased the office, at 6 George Street in Bythell Place, at the end of March. Since then, both the interior and exterior have been painted and the carpet relaid, but the building is still a work in progress. Ms Webster hopes to commence business out of the office in the next three weeks, with the official opening scheduled for June 10, when Mike Pero will cut the ribbon. She has been working from home

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since Mike Pero Real Estate moved to Blenheim two years ago, and she is excited about the move. “I need my home and my sanity back! With the new office I can close the door at the end of the day, go home, and perhaps cook some dinner.” Since then the business has grown, reflected by Ms Webster’s third placing in sales around New Zealand in 2013, and first in the South Island. “Due to the growth of the business I’ve known for some time I’ve needed the office, but the time to organise it has been the issue,” she said. “Good things take time!”

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ried or divorced. Divorce Care has helped many people in Marlborough over the last 14 years including one local man who the Sun has agreed not to name for privacy reasons, who agreed to share his experiences. “After 17 years of being in a relationship, it came to an abrupt end without explanation. “As you could imagine I was staggered, but because I had training as a councillor I knew I needed support. “I didn’t have anyone in town so after finding an advertisement for Divorce Care in a local newspaper I phoned and made enquiries. “Finding other people that were going through similar experiences really helped and I came out of the programme feeling much better. “If you are open to this you can gain a lot of growth from it,” he said. For more information about Divorce Care contact the Nativity Centre on Alfred Street, Blenheim on 03 578 3909.

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DIP YOUR LIGHTS To the idiots who have moved to brewer st, that are not from this country. Even thoe you have crashed every car you have owned. you are going to cause someone else to crash. if you continue to drive with your lights and spotlights on full. they are for open roads not suburban sts. lern to drive, before some gets hurt. im gonna start recording it.

THANK YOU A big thank you to the Rush girls and their helpers for a wonderful Sat at Canvastown 150yr gold rush celebrations.

ALE HOUSE FANTASTIC Wow made our 1st visit 2 speights ale house over easter. Brilliant 4 blenheim. Cudnt fault a thing. Gr8 beer gr8 service an food 2 die 4. Table 4 2 not squashd in corner. Were neva rushd thru meal. Thank u John an his gr8 staff 4 a very enjoyable evening. U cud teach lonestar an others many things. O an have bin back already lol. Breakfast was just as gud :)

ANOTHER ALE HOUSE FAN I enjyd a beautiful dinner lst wk at Ale House. The food and service was amzing and best of all when I got the bill it was less than I have ever paid for dinner in Blenheim. Well done Ale House!

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LIQUOR LAWS LAUGHABLE Time to relax Easter trading/liquor laws. Went to two licensed premises in town to get a beer and was told not without food. Also, food had to be a main meal and not just chips, wedges or chicken nuggets. Felt like a criminal by simply ordering a beverage during the holiday period.

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Dear Ed, What is it going to take to rouse the citizens of Blenheim to push Council to demand of the Roads Board to do something about the Grove Road bridge and bypass? Last week I was two thirds across the bridge behind a large truck carrying machinery when guess what? A medium sized happy Camper came on to bridge from Picton end and tried to cross. Traffic stopped. The truck driver inched forward... their side mirrors were inches apart,

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Dear Ed, Jesus and his story is today well known but equally well misunderstood. Christians, Muslims and Jews make up 65-70% of the worlds population. Jesus was Jewish and a super star in these and many failths. Fringe radical elements have succeeded in covering up the real issue around the cross and that selfless act of incredible love. That act paid the price for all of fallen humanities sin past and future. Our only decision with which we use our God given free will, is to choose whether to follow this humble selfless

and the happy Camper driver was still smiling as he went past. Great, eh, for a ‘Welcome to Blenheim’? Clarkie

servant this teacher of justice mercy and love, or not. Tolkein, CS Lewis, Napoleon and more recently Ghandi, King and Mandella all bowed to the wisdom and divine nature of his teachings. He came to give life not to take it away. You choose to either revere or curse his name. But if he is in history for no other reason then rising from the dead then you owe Jesus your consideration this Easter. Michael M flawed follower

Sign clarification Dear Ed, The Anglican church displayed no Easter message yet Vivienne Peters said I don’t like their noticeboard and that it’s rather clever. If Peters means the billboard to which I referred I can’t agree more! It’s both clever and offensive. I agree we’re assaulted by worse messages, but that doesn’t make this one less offensive. Peters said I obviously wanted to tell readers I’m not a church member. I didn’t say that I wasn’t, only that I’m a lapsed Christian - incidental to my letter’s point. Peters assumed I said I wouldn’t

again be a churchgoer, whereas I said I’d not be one at the church under discussion. I attended one on Good Friday, actually. Perhaps, the most personal, thus most important of Peters’ statements I’ve turned my other cheek to: that there’s no real name to this person (me). There is. It’s the one I’m happy to sign and have done so. Whilst, with Vivienne a name for both sexes, I’ve not assumed Peters’ gender they’ve assumed mine by using ‘he’. But, woman that I am, I’ve forgiven them. So mote it be. arvensis

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Enough focus on Blenheim Dear Ed, Your newspaper’s Friday edition reported that Blenheim is seemingly missing out on cruise ship passenger spending. That is despite that Blenheim’s moteliers say that they are feeling good with the town having had the best February on record. It has also been reported that Blenheim is now ranked 4th top travel destination. Destination Marlborough is talking of a pot of convention cash in Blenheim. The Convention Centre in Blenheim is being promoted along with “accommodation in close proximity.” The new theatre, when completed, will also be promoted. The royals’ visit to Blenheim is also being hailed as a positive for the town and the Omaka Aviation Centre. The Mayor of Marlborough has long said that he wants the town as a tourist destination so it looks like his wish has been granted. Now Blenheim wants to grab a big slice of the cruise ship market from Picton. Picton resident

Median house prices skyrocket Labour’s spokesperson for housing, Phil Twyford, will be in Blenheim next week to talk to Marlburians about affordable housing. He and Labour candidate for Kaikoura, Janette Walker, are inviting people to come and discuss their housing concerns while partaking in a light meal at the Crossroads Community Centre. “One of the major concerns for many New Zealanders is the affordability of housing, securing a home for individuals and their families either through ownership or rent-

ing,” Ms Walker said. “In the early 1990s, the median house price was ap-

Dear Ed, I would like to congratulate you on a lovely souvenir of the Royal Couple. I am going to get another paper and send it to my penfriend in Northern Ireland. I always look forward to your paper on Wednesday and Friday. Your paper is very enjoyable. H Apperley

according to a report carried out by the Centre for Housing Research. Compounding the problem was the decline in the availability of State Housing. “The region used to have approximately 500 state homes, currently those stocks have been reduced to 358 putting further demand on private sector rentals for affordable social housing.” Ms Walker and Mr Twyford will be at John’s Kitchen (Crossroads) on Redwood Street on Tuesday. A light meal of soup and rolls will be served from 5pm.

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Cruise ship ideas Dear Ed, The Blenheim Sun’s article on Wednesday was interesting, I believe Blenheim has a great deal to offer, possibly needs a little aggressive marketing perhaps? I left Blenheim in Feb 1972 when the whole of NZ was not doing too well. Hardly a grape being grown, now look at the whole valley. On Peter Chapman’s interesting quote, even the Ukraine grows more wine than NZ, which is the safer country at present? Ukraine is a great place for adventure tourism, if you like guns. In 2008 my wife and I did a Rhine Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland. At different times the ship had Germany on one side of the beautiful Rhine, France on the other. You will never hear Germany say ‘Oh France grows more wine than us so lets not promote tourism in that area’, no way. I thought the quote a little short sighted. I would look at the following: When a cruise ship docks in Picton, try and have a sit down with them, take a whole lot of option packages for passengers to do around Blenheim. Package together the Blenheim Museum, Omaka, the little rail, which should be fantastic when up & running and finally a wine tour. Make them for the budget end, plus the expensive end of the market, have a variety of big and small wineries - on the Wairau River, at Riverlands, Renwick, expensive and cheap dining, Seymour Square, one hour around Blenheim, even Pollard Park and just the natural beauty of the Marlborough Valley. Be flexible, but more importantly do your own thing, promote the Marlborough area, do not worry about what the Ukraine grows, they wouldn’t have a clue what’s going on in NZ. Kerry Jacques Tugun QLD Still call Blenheim home even after all these years) (Abridged – Ed)


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Q A Q Lost your bike or your watch? A Q A Q A

Picton police are searching for the owners of two property items handed in to the station recently. One is a black bicycle that was brought in on Tuesday this week and the other is a gold and silver watch that was found by a member of the public. Watchhouse officer Mary Cooper said she didn’t want to give too much information away, but asked anyone who thinks the items might be theirs to visit the Picton police station and have a chat with her. “The bike and the watch are both found property items that were handed in under different circumstances,” she said. “I find it odd that no one would report them lost or stolen, especially the watch.” Picton police station is located at 36 Broadway and the phone number is (03) 520 3120.

What is your favourite food? Wild game and seafood especially on the BBQ.

What makes you smile?

Doing something nice for someone.

What’s your pet hate? Non self-contained freedom campers!

Your favoured holiday destination? Switzerland/Austria. Do love relaxing on the South Pacific Islands too though.


What’s your favourite music? Anything easy listening. I’m mellowing as I get older.

What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I was a tour guide and drove tour buses for several years.

Who would you invite to dinner? Drylands chief wine-maker (BYO). Hope they like wild game and seafood! What’s next on your wish list? Finish off the house renovations and more time fishing.


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Bacon-wrapped chipolata’s with kumara mash Ingredients:

800g kumara, peeled, coarsely chopped 60ml (1/4 cup) milk 20g butter 3 rindless bacon rashers 12 beef chipolata sausages 1 tablespoon olive oil 150g button mushrooms 120g cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions: Cook the kumara in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return to the pan. Use a potato masher to mash until smooth. Stir in the milk and butter. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, cut each bacon rasher into four 2cm-wide strips. Wrap 1 strip of bacon around each sausage and secure with a toothpick. Preheat grill on high. Place the sausages on a large baking tray and cook under grill, turning occasionally, for 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through. While the sausages are cooking, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until soft. Add the tomatoes and sage, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until the tomatoes start to soften. Add the vinegar and cook for 1 minute or until the vegetables are tender and the liquid has reduced slightly. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Divide the mash and tomato mixture among serving plates. Top mash with sausages to serve.

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Pimpin’ ride turns heads By Kristy Martin It’s a mobility scooter but looks more like it came off the set of the classic bikie film Easy Rider. Blenheim man Brian ‘Stumpy’ Selwyn has been turning heads wherever he goes with his impressive Sports Rider scooter. Mr Selwyn bought the threewheeler for close to $7000 from Access Mobility in Blenheim a

few weeks back and now people are stopping him in the street to admire it. “It’s certainly different to the others,” said the 76-year-old, who is also a member of the Ulysses motorcycle club. “Even the young kids say ‘Gee that’s neat!’ “A couple of young ladies pulled me over earlier and asked if they

could take a photo.” Despite the look of the vehicle, its maximum speed is 16kmh. As Mr Selwyn was speaking with the Sun, a pedestrian stopped to ask if his ride was ‘turbo-charged’ and whether it had a stereo. “It definitely attracts a lot of attention,” Mr Selwyn said.


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Rikstay Auto Family owned and operated for more than 20 years Blenheim business ‘Rikstay Auto’ has been well known for many years, owned by Roger Partington. The name Rikstay was given to the business when it was first established by Roger’s brother-in-law. He used his children’s names, Ricky and Stacey and shortened them to Rikstay for the business’s title. After a few years of running it, Roger purchased the business and carried it on at its current premises, 36 Grove Road. The business now in its 24th year, was recently been purchased by son Mark and his wife Melanie in August 2013 and since then Mark has strived to run it as “efficiently as dad”. “Dad created a loyal customer base so it’s important for me to keep the business running as well as he did,” Mark said.

Rikstay Auto continues to provide the same quality service including exhaust and brake work, lube and trailer servicing. Rikstay Auto also supplies new and used tyres at very competitive prices as well as Valvoline Oil and Endurant batteries. Mark’s background in dirt bike racing has also introduced a new avenue to the business. Rikstay Auto continues to operate as a ‘one man band’ though Mark says Roger comes in from time to time. “Dad makes the odd appearance when I can get him out of his bulldozer seat or away from hunting,” he laughs. The next time you need tyres, batteries, exhaust work or servicing, call in and see Mark at Rikstay. Open Monday to Friday from 7am - 5pm, and Saturday 7am - 12noon. Eftpos is available.

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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 25 April 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 Exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street. Plenty of parking. $2.00 per session. Phone Sue: 578 0469

Picton RSA present “Country Pickers” From 7pm. Free admission all welcome. 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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Ulysses Ride To Kohatu for lunch. Meet at Railway Stn at 10.15am ride departs at 10.30am. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome 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 5785050 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.

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

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.

The Diversion Gallery Open noon-5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or

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

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.

Saturday 26 April The Speights Ale House Harvest Hoedown presenting Two Armed Men and Twisted Bandit from Hokitika Live from 6pm STRINGS CONCERT Local string orchestra performing. Nativity Church 7pm. $10 per person (under 15’s free). All proceeds to John’s Kitchen. The National Photography Exhibition Is having a public open day from 10 till 2pm at the Convention centre. There will also be a trade stands with the best of the best there for your questions. It’s only a gold coin to enter and for more information contact Carolyn 5785895

Sunday 27 April Gallops at Waterlea Racecourse (Day 2) Marlborough Racing Clubs annual two day dual code race meeting - 8 Gallops races including 2 harness events will also be held. Excellent catering and facilities. 11.30am at the Waterlea Racecourse. Contact: Barry Forbes Ph. 578 8599

Gallops at Waterlea Racecourse Sunday, Marlborough Racing Clubs annual two day dual code race meeting - 8 Gallops races including 2 harness events will also be held. Excellent catering and facilities. 11.30am at the Waterlea Racecourse. Contact: Barry Forbes Ph. 578 8599

Blenheim Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station 1.45 & 3.00pm. Fares Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY

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

RHYS DARBY: MR ADVENTURE Monday 19th May @ 8pm NOTE R16 Adult $49.50 Conc(65+) $44.50 Student (16 - 19 years) $44.40


Purchase from The Floor Pride Civic Theatre or Take Note, Picton PHONE (03) 520 8560, Prices include booking fee Transaction fees apply for phone and internet bookings

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

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

Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Only two Sundays left. Jump onboard in Picton, stop off at Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary and Ruakaka salmon farm to feed the salmon. Free tastings along the way. Fantastic half day out. Info and Bookings 03 577 9997


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

Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm.

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

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

Thursday 22nd May @ 7.30pm Admit One $35.00

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN FIFTY SHADES OF BEIGE Sunday 1st June 2014 @ 7.30pm Admit One $71.90



Wednesday 11th June Thursday 12th June @ 7.30pm Adult $24.50 Conc(65+) $20.00 Child/Student $20.00 Child under 5 Free Family (2 adults, 2 children (U16) $73.00

Sunday 24th August @ 8.00pm Premium $101.90 A Reserve $87.00 B Reserve $81.90 Child (U16) $67.00 A Reserve (First 100 tickets) $81.90

THE TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA THE KINGS OF SWING Wednesday 16th July @ 7.30pm Admit One: A Reserve $91.90 Admit One: B Reserve $81.90 Con (65+) $81.90 (First 100 tickets)

TAKE ME HOME - MUSIC & LIFE OF JOHN DENVER Friday 5th September 2014 @ 8pm Adult $71.90 Conc(65+) $66.90 Student/Child $66.90



BILLY CONNOLLY Friday 9th May @ 8.00pm SOLD OUT Please note show now starts at 8pm


ALL SHOOK UP Theatre Restaurant 2 May - 17 May @ 6.30pm Dinner Admit One $67 Table 6 $62PP Dessert Admit One $47 Table 6 $42PP

Saturday 22 November 2014 @ 7.30pm Adult $52.00 Conc(65+) $47.00 Child (U19) $17.00 Pre Show talk 6.45pm • • (03) 520 8560

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Students inspired tutor to mount exhibition Story and photo by Celeste lodewyk Vibrant landscapes, figures modelled from clay and life drawings are just an example of what people can expect to see at an exhibition currently being held at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery. There are two exhibitions in fact, one titled ‘Living Life’ by past and present members of the Marlborough Art Society and the other ‘First Contractions’, by a group of life drawing students. What makes these exhibitions unique is that it showcases not only well known local artists, but also art by a small group who have completed their first life drawing class with tutor Craig Bluett. “I ran a workshop over 10 weeks and because I was so impressed with their work, and they showed immense enthusiasm, I decided to mount this exhibition. “They have done really well and to look at their work, one could think it belonged

to someone a lot more experienced,” he said. The class of seven used a variety of techniques including using clay, conte, chalk, charcoal, bamboo and twigs dipped in ink to draw figures from live models. One of the students, Sophia WangHodgson who is exhibiting a number of her drawings said she got a thrill from seeing her art in the exhibition. “I have always been interested in art but this was my first time taking a class and the result was amazing. It’s all thanks to having a great teacher like Craig,” she said. The exhibition closes May 2 so people are encouraged to go along and view the art. The gallery is open every day from 10:30am - 4:30pm and is open today from 1:30pm.

Life drawing student Sophia Wang-Hodgson is one of several artists having her work featured at a special exhibition at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery.

Duckshooting Season Opening day 3rd May

Gunsmith services Hunting weapons are no different to any other piece of man made machinery, they need some maintenance now and then. Often a complete strip down to remove accumulations of dirt and old oil etc. is all that is required. With a bolt action rifle it is usually an owners job, but sometimes semi’s can sometimes be difficult for a layman to re assemble. Gunsmith Services Marlborough

undertakes more technical jobs to keep your favourite guns working, for example new barrel, re blue, stock alterations, machining, suppressor fitting technical advice and fault finding plus much more. For a reliable hunting season contact Jim McLean of Gunsmith Services Marlborough for all your gunsmithing requirements. See advertisement for contact details. Happy hunting!

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Family never misses duck season Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The opening weekend of the duck shooting season is one event that Nev Gane and his teenage son Aiden never miss. This year’s season will be Nev’s 40th and Aiden’s 10th. Nev first experienced duck hunting at age four when his father Graeme Gane and grandfather Bill Hodson took him out, and it was a tradition he later carried on with Aiden. “I have never missed an opening morning yet and I have been doing it for many years now. “I like to hunt locally but when the opportunity comes

to travel away I often go down south around Ashburton and do a lot there,” he said. Aged 13, Aiden’s enthusiasm for hunting has grown since his first duck shooting season with his father, and now he regularly hunts pigs, deer and enjoys diving and fishing. “Aiden’s my driving force now with hunting, he loves it all and it keeps me involved,” Nev said. Nev and Aiden will be hitting the road next Thursday on a “boy’s trip” for the opening of duck shooting season, heading to Fielding where they will join friends for some duck, pheasant and geese shooting.

“On the way back we plan to hunt some fallow deer in Wanganui,” Nev said. Asked what he does with the game he shoots, Nev said the good eating meat helps to stock the freezer while the meat “not up to standard” is made into wild duck and venison salami, processed by Andrew Large of ASL Meats. The New Zealand Duck Shooting Season begins each year on ‘opening day’, the first Saturday in May (May 3). Above: Aiden and Nev Gane are keen duck hunting enthusiasts.

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‘From Shanghai to London’ A story of passion, persistence and petrol By Belinda Jackson How do you fancy travelling through China, Mongolia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany and the UK in a classic car? Well, that’s exactly what Ron and Noeline Stewart are doing, starting in Shanghai at the beginning of next month. This ‘once in a lifetime’ adventure is organised and led by Greg Paul of Rally Tours NZ, working in partnership with Classic Driver Magazine. The idea is that you drive your own classic car on this guided tour, with everything taken care of including accommodation. Drivers will arrive in Shanghai on 5 May and meet up with their cars which have already been shipped. There are 13 participants from all over New Zealand and an array of impressive cars. These include a Honda Accord, Volvo Amazon, BMW E-30, Hillman Hunter, MKI Jaguar, two MK4 Cortinas, Daimler Series 11, a VW Beetle, a Range Rover Classic and Ron and Noeline Stewart’s 1967 Peugeot 404. As mentioned in a previous article, Omaka Classic Cars mechanic Owen Packham has given the Peugeot a thorough once-over to make sure it’s ready for the 62 day trip. He’s even installed a small fan on the dashboard to make up for the lack of air-conditioning! The rally will cover 14,500 kilometres averaging about 260ks a day and take in some of the world’s most evocative cities. Accommodation for the most part is fairly standard, but will include staying in a Gur camp-style motel in the middle of the Gobi desert and 16th century accommodation in central Europe. The tour concludes in London at the end of June in time for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world’s leading celebration of motor sport and automotive

Ron and Noeline’s 1967 Peugot 404 set to take part in the Shanghai to London rally.

culture that has captivated enthusiasts for over 20 years. In preparing for the trip, Ron comments that what he is really looking forward to is, “the bit in between the cities”. By way of explanation, Ron says, “We basically drive all day, arrive at our city, eat and sleep and then set off for the next location the following morning. We won’t have much time in each place, so it’s the in between bits I’m looking forward to seeing.” Ron is tasked with regular contact so we can keep track of the tour – watch this space!

Ron and Noeline’s Peugeot is sponsored by Blenheim Tyreland and Omaka Classic Cars. Omaka Classic Cars offers a rare insight into New Zealand motoring during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. From Austins to Zephyrs, these decades cover the romantic era of chrome and style, speed and size when car design was individual and expressive. The collection is open for viewing from 10am to 4pm every day and is just $10 entry and there is always someone knowledgeable on hand to chat about any of the cars.

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Showcasing the best of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s Over 50 cars on display at any one time, from a collection of 120 plus motorbikes and other memorabilia. Open daily from 10am – 4pm. $10 entry, kids go free!*

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SALES Ian Daubney, left, hands the reins to The Warehouse Blenheim to Graham Lowe early next month.

New manager for red shed By Adam Poulopoulos After 21 years in charge, The Warehouse Blenheim store manager Ian Daubney is stepping down, and he’s looking forward to shooting some ducks this season. Mr Daubney’s last day on the job is Saturday, May 3. He will be replaced by Graham Lowe, who moved to Blenheim two weeks ago from his previous role managing the store in Petone, Wellington. Mr Daubney said all good things come to an end eventually. “It’s sad to leave, but these things don’t go on forever. “The team I’ve worked with has been fantastic. The highlights have been the people I’ve met, the customers and The Warehouse philosophy.” He is looking forward to cracking into some duck shooting for the next three months, but is unsure what will come after that. “After coming out of a business like this I don’t think I could go home and sit down.” Mr Lowe arrived in New Zealand two and a half years ago, and had spells in Hamilton, Nelson and Wellington before arriving here. He said he was looking forward to getting started. “I’m really excited. It’s a fantastic team, and a big set of shoes to step into.” One of Mr Lowe’s first tasks will be to oversee a store refit next month.

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The Picton Little Theatre has undergone some repairs as their busy winter season approaches. An $8800 project to repair a backstage leak in the roof was completed three weeks ago, while ventilators were also installed to keep the heat down over summer. Safety bars have also been added inside the front and side doors. The theatre was given a $5000 Marlborough arts grant last year, which they had to match dollar-for-dollar. Picton Little Theatre committee member Don McDonald said the leaks had been an ongoing issue. “This is the third repair. It’s been leaking in different places for the last couple of years. “After all the heavy rain the costumes will now all be dry.” The theatre holds auditions for its 50th anniversary production of ‘Crystal Clear’ next weekend, and hosts two nights of stand-up comedy on May 16 and 17.

NEAL COUSINS LUNCH The Vines Redwoodtown 11.30am onwards Sunday 4th May Enquiries: Anne 578 4742 Melva 573 6191

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Canvastown/Wakamarina 150th Celebrations – RAFFLE RESULTS $1,000 Gold Nugget # 39 Doug Robbins Quilting: 1st draw: Quilt # 111 Jim Carrick 2nd draw: Quilt # 119 M O’Sullivan 3rd draw: Cushions # 156 Judith Orchard Mud Cakes: 1st draw: # 110 Dianne Dixon 2nd draw: # 115 Carol Burdon

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CANVASTOWN/WAKAMARINA 150th CELEBRATIONS Historical Displays in the shop and hall at Canvastown are open to the public Anzac Day 25th April 1-4 pm, then again Sunday 27th April, and the Queen’s Birthday Activities Day Queen’s Birthday Activities Day - Yesteryear Games, Vintage Machinery, Horse Events and other activities will be held at Canvastown Queen’s Birthday weekend.




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RESTAURANT SUPERVISOR Quench Restaurant situated within the 5 Star Chateau Marlborough Hotel is looking for a hospitality professional to join the team If you have a passion for the hospitality industry and the following attributes then we would love to hear from you • A high level of motivation, initiative and adaptability • Excellent Customer Service Skills • Previous Supervisory/Management Experience This position involves a variety of shifts, including weekends and public holidays. Please forward applications including a C.V. to email

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A Senior Community Support Worker role (Level 4) has become available in a home that supports very independent people with intellectual disabilities. This role is part time (43 hours per fortnight) Monday to Friday and involves split shifts. We are looking for someone who: • • • • • • •

Has leadership experience Possesses great communication skills Is highly organised Is creative and motivated Has a willingness to lean Is able to be service user driven (person centred) Is able to develop professional relationships with families, health professionals and other external agencies • Has experience in the health/disability sector The candidate will have a strong commitment to the core values of IDEA Services of: Responsiveness, Inclusion, Support and Empowerment. To submit an application, visit our website or for more details, contact Amy on 03 578 0949 or Applications close: 2 May 2014.


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The deadline will be on Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email frontdesk@ or phone 577 7868.

LAMPE: Louis Ferdinand (9lb 4 1/2oz) April 9, 2014





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JACOB/JOY: Niksa Maria April 15, 2014




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CORNELIUS: Charlotte Winifred (8lb 10oz) April 14, 2014






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FOWKE, Jeanette Margaret (nee Anderson): Passed away on Tuesday April 22 2014 at Maxwell Care Home, after a long illness. Aged 68 years. Loved wife of the late Ian, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Phillip, Owen and Joline, Bruce, and Michelle, much loved grandmother of Angela, Darren, Karyn and Sandra; Zach, Kimberlea, Perrin, and McKenna; Aaron, and Tane; and Brett, Hope and the late Tabitha and great grandmother of Alizae, and Trysten. Beloved daughter of Peggy Anderson. Special thanks to the home carers and district nursing staff. Messages to the Fowke family C/- P O Box 110 Blenheim 7240. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411 Blenheim 7240. A service for Jeanette will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts, at 1 pm Monday April 28 followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 HEY, G.P.T. (Gerry): W.O 77649. Passed away on Friday April 18, 2014. Dearly loved husband and companion of Laurene and brother of the late Brian and Kate Miller (England). Messages to 16 Glover Crescent, Blenheim 7201. At Gerry’s request a private cremation was held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719




GRANT DAVID MALZARD 26th April 2013 – 26th April 2014 Dear Grant (‘hubbie herb’) I cannot believe it has been 12 months since you left home. It has been a very traumatising time with all the extra matters I have had to deal with. My surgery in July and then the aftermath treatment. It is taking a long time to come right again – but I am getting there. You know me. I m iss you ever y day Grant. I just have to look round our place and see all your idiosyncrasy which makes it really you. The person I relied on to watch my back and to spoil me rotten for 37 and a half years is no longer doing that. I miss you terribly. Lots of love (‘wifey kay’). I hope you enjoyed the send off today, I think I met your requirements to a ‘t’. Kay xxx

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BAXTER In loving memory of our precious little Angels, Sophie Hannah Marie Baxter and Caitlyn Rose Lucy Baxter. Taken from us so soon on 19.04.14 and 20.14.14 but blessed for the time we had together. Love Mum and Dad.

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REED: Fergus John Henry (8lb 6oz) March 2, 2014

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Death Notices BOYD, Rae Mary: April 19, 2014 BROWNLEE, Wallace Russell (Wal): April 15, 2014 KENDRICK, Roger William: April 21, 2014

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Friday April 25, 2014

The great rivalry


It is the time of the year when Kiwis and Aussies join together to rightly remember those who sacrificed themselves on the front lines. However, with the buildup to the Anzac league test well under way, it is also a chance to look back at some of our greatest trans-Tasman spats and scraps. The rivalry with the mob across the ditch has always been strong, but was ramped up during the 1980s in a series of incidents. Trevor Chappell’s underarm delivery in 1981 springs to mind. In 1984 we won more medals than them at the Olympics. In the lead-up to the after-function

MUDDY BUDDY Get ready to get muddy, because the Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy is just around the corner. The event is at the Havelock Estuary on Sunday, May 11. Competitors have the option of doing one, two or three laps of the course. To register for the event visit the Sport Tasman website.

RUGBY CAMP The Farmlands Mini Makos Holiday Programme starts next weeks, and registrations are still open. The three sessions will be held from April 28-30, from 9am12:30pm. The programme is aimed at 7-12 year olds, and the sessions will be run by Makos coaches and players. For more information contact the Tasman Rugby Union.

between the two squads one of our officials quipped “you bring the beer, we’ll bring the medals.” That unleashed the Australian sporting dragon as they started pumping some serious funding into their development programmes. And who could ever forget Kevin Tamati and Greg Dowling’s punch-up during the Anzac test in 1985? It has over 200000 hits on YouTube. As if all that wasn’t enough, both teams have a case when it comes to poaching each others’ players. The close geographic proximity means several players are born in Australia to Kiwi parents and

vice versa, leading to allegations players have had their heads turned, and elected to play for the wrong team. In recent times, the rivalry has shown few signs of letting up. We kept them scoreless in the League Tri-Nations Final in 2005, but they beat us in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Stirling Mortlock’s bald head bobbing to the try line still gives us collective nightmares. So while we fought together in the trenches, there’s no love lost on the paddock. Both parts of that arrangement are just the way they should be.


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Golf fundraiser to tee off A local tournament which has been played for over 30 years adds another chapter to its history today. The Anzac Day Red Cross Golf Tournament is on from 12:30pm at the Marlborough Golf Club. An 18-hole stableford round will be played, and there will also be prizes given away and raffles held. All the money raised will go towards the local branch of the Red Cross. It will go towards supporting the first aid school project, the community garden project and supporting the elderly. Red Cross treasurer Edith McKay said the tournament was a crucial event for them. “It’s very important. Last year the Golf Club said they’d have it as a permanent fixture. “We’ve got something there we can build on.” Last year about 80 players took part, and

MARLBOROUGH CUP The second day of this year’s Marlborough Cup is on Sunday, and there will be plenty of entertainment on show. Entry is free at the Waterlea Racecourse from 11:30am. Eight gallops races, including two harness events, will be held. Entertainment will include fashion in the field, a rugby interclub relay and a pony race. For more information email Waterlea Raceway.

Daniel Bugler, front, was placed 5th in the 125cc Rotax Max Light class pre-final before his engine trouble. He finished 15th overall.

Karting nationals The Marlbough Golf Club in Fairhall.

the money raised went towards a new van. If you would like to play you can register today by turning up to the Marlborough Golf Club.

Photos of the locals in action at the Cresswell Electrical 2014 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships last weekend. Photos by Fast Company / Blair Hall.

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