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By Adam Poulopoulos A local personal training instructor hopes his quest to run 100 kilometres raises awareness of the disease which claimed the life of his wife’s brother. Leroy de Beer (pictured) is in training to compete in the 100 kilometre Great Nazeby Water Race on August 30. Alongside the run, de Beer, who works at the New Zealand Defence Force Physical Education and Recreational Training School at Woodbourne, is raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The collection is in recognition of brother-in-law Chris, who passed away in 2004. De Beer said the race itself, and the training involved, did not compare to the journey his wife’s family took. “Doing 100kms is nothing like the mental hardship my wife and her family had to get through. “It’s a degenerative disease and essentially the body breaks down. Chris wasn’t able to do things we take for granted. “I can only imagine the financial side would have been hard too - the association can only help so much.” De Beer got into serious running last year after moving to Blenheim, and married wife Romsey in December. His current training regime has him running over 100kms most weeks. “I’ve lost 5-6kg since February, but bear in mind I had a honeymoon when I let go!” he said. His next training race is the Christchurch marathon on June 1. To donate to Leroy’s cause visit http://www.fundraiseonline. co.nz/LeroydeBeer/. Leroy is thankful for the support of his two sponsors Camelbak New Zealand and Mark 2 Sports.
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Artist ‘speechless’ by award By Celeste Lodewyk The Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery was abuzz with excitement as the winners were announced for the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards on Saturday night. It was standing room only as a large crowd gathered to view the 63 entries hung on the gallery walls and to congratulate the winners. Winning the supreme award was Lisa White of Tapawera who received a $3000 cash prize sponsored by Peters Doig Chartered Accountants. The win came as a shock for Lisa who was left speechless by the announcement. “In the five years I have entered this competition, my art has only been accepted twice so to win the supreme award is unbelieveable,” she said. Her winning entry was of a painted portrait of her mother Mary who lives in Canada. Lisa had entered the competition along with her friend Emma Panting who herself won fourth place in the awards. Judges Barbara Speedy and Craig Bluett took the stand to congratulate all the artists who entered and said the calibre was “extremely high” this year. “Choosing the finalists and the winners was not a task taken lightly, it took us hours to decide as the great technical skill and originality shown in the entries made our jobs very hard,” Barbara said.
Lisa White was the Supreme Award winner of the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards. She is pictured with Anton James of Peters Doig Chartered Accountants who sponsored her prize. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.
Major awards winners Fourth place - Emma Panting, ‘Finding Solace’, sponsored by The Seymour Picture Framing Gallery Third place - Christine Lang, ‘Ridgelines, Dry Hills’, sponsored by Tom and Nola Hurford.
Second place - Karen Neal, ‘Okarito Kotuku’, sponsored by The Marlborough Art Society. Supreme Award - Lisa White, ‘The Artist’s Mother’, sponsored by Peters Doig Chartered Accountants. Patron’s Choice Award - Allan
Jonassen, ‘Old Lathe’, sponsored by Mark Stevenson. Framers on Queens Award - Glynn Davies, ‘Tantrum’, sponsored by Framers on Queens. The People’s Choice Award is yet to be decided.
Police search for hit-run driver Residents of Anglesea Street in Renwick described hearing a loud explosion when a vehicle struck a parked car on their street on Monday night. The offending vehicle crashed into a silver Honda Ascot parked near the corner of Kowhai Drive about 10.50pm with such force
it tore parts from the rear of the stationary vehicle and also pushed it several metres forward. The driver took off without stopping. A neighbour who heard the crash and ran outside told police he witnessed a blue four-door hatchback driving down Boyce Street.
Police are searching for the offending vehicle, which they said would have sustained moderate damage to its front. Anyone with information on the hit-and-run or who may have seen the damaged vehicle is asked to contact Blenheim police on (03) This Honda Ascot was struck by another vehicle in Renwick on 5785279. Monday night.
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The Loft to become backpackers By Adam Poulopoulos A well-known Kinross Street nightspot is set to close down, but its owner is hoping for a last hurrah. The Loft nightclub, and the downstairs pub, The Dungeon, will take their last orders on the morning of Sunday, June 8. Owner Gary Smith said plans were in place to see it off in style. “We’re going to have a few more parties before we leave!” Mr Smith, who has owned the 1A Kinross St site for three years, decided to shut the club down after realising the building needed to be brought up to earthquake standards. He said possible licensing changes, which would see the club shut at 2am, and rising expenses made
the decision a no-brainer. “I think they (the expenses) are about three times what we were paying last year. “It’s difficult for a place like this, which is only open for a few hours each week.” After the building is strengthened, Mr Smith hopes to turn it into a backpackers, and he said the site’s proximity to supermarkets, pubs and parking made it a perfect spot. Despite the change, Mr Smith said he would leave with many memories, but said what happened in the bar stayed in the bar. “There’s been a few eye-openers during our time here, but probably nothing I can tell you!” The Loft/Dungeon opens from 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
PAINTER GETS SHOCKED St John Ambulance was called to assist a roof painter who was thrown back when his roller came into contact with power lines on Sunday. The 30-year-old managed to climb off the roof on a ladder before being taken to Wairau Hospital emergency department for observation about 3.30pm.
WORKER BREAKS LEG A railway worker was taken to hospital by ambulance after he was injured while repairing tracks at Tua Marina. The incident occurred about 10.30am on Sunday. The man, aged in his mid-50s, was working on the railway line when he was struck by some equipment and suffered a broken leg. He was taken to Wairau Hospital by ambulance and admitted.
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Drowning highlights need for lifejackets The double drowning of two elderly men in a boat off Kaikoura in December has reinforced the need for people going out on the water to not only wear lifejackets, but to ensure they are properly maintained, says Maritime New Zealand. Auguste Robin Munro Reinke, 79, and Ronald Clarence Monk, 75, drowned after their boat capsized while they were checking crayfish pots on December 3 last year. The alarm was not raised until their partially submerged 4.8
metre boat was found drifting close to shore. The coroner’s report states that Mr Reinke was not wearing a lifejacket at the time, while Mr Monk’s automatic inflatable lifejacket, designed to inflate when submerged, had not inflated. Evidence indicated that it had previously been activated through immersion in water and then deflated
and re-packed without being serviced. T h e l i fe jacket’s gas ca n ister, which inflates the lifejacket, was empty. T h e l i fe jacket could have been inflated by manually blowing in the mouthpiece provided, but this had not been done. “Inflatable lifejackets are
ideal for people on boats because they allow those wearing them to move freely, but they must be maintained properly,” said Maritime NZ regional compliance manager Domonic Venz. “If a lifejacket has been inflated by the gas canister, the canister must be replaced as they do not retain gas for subsequent inflations. “Inflatable lifejackets should be checked as part of your preboating safety checks every time you go out and serviced every year.
Four female tourists were travelling in a car that crashed into a roadside barrier in Picton on Sunday. Emergency services were called to the crash on Picton elevation at 6.20pm. The vehicle sustained moderate damage when it struck the new barrier and two of the occupants, all aged in their 20s, were treated at the scene. No one required transport to hospital.
TRAMPER AIRLIFTED A 62-year-old male was airlifted from the Nelson Lakes area by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter on Monday. The man had been tramping with others and felt unwell so remained at a hut on the D’Urville River while his friends continued for a half-day return trip. He became increasingly unwell and activated his personal locater beacon.
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Wednesday May 21, 2014
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Apology to parents over school vaccine risk The District Health Board is examining whether any Marlborough students need to be revaccinated after two schools in Nelson and Tasman received vaccines stored at the wrong temperature. Eighty-seven children have been offered a repeat dosage after the vaccines they received were kept at too cool a temperature during transportation to the schools and possibly rendered ineffective. Vaccines should be stored at temperatures between two and eight degrees. Some vaccines are particularly sensitive to exposure to zero degrees and below. “The vaccines had a short period of time in a chilly bin that went below zero on the journey to the schools; this was identified when the full temperature data was able to be downloaded from the data loggers on return to the hospital base,” said Nelson Marlborough Medical Officer of Health Dr Ed Kiddle. “We have contacted parents and apologised for this incident and based on external expert advice recommended revaccination to ensure the children have received the appropriate levels of immunisation protection. “The School Based Programme was temporarily put on hold until we were
Slice of fun for Rural Women Annette Michna-Konigstorfer, left, took the artisan breadmaking course which Marlburians Diane Payton, from the Rai Valley, and Heather Sorensen, from the Awatere Valley, attended on Friday. The course was part of the Rural Women New Zealand Top of The South Conference, held in Havelock over the weekend. The conference featured bread and cheese making, a gardening workshop with NZ Gardener magazine editor Lynda Hallinan and a variety of presentations on issues in the region’s rural communities.
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Padparadscha Padparadscha is a rare, exotic sapphire of delicate light to medium toned pink-orange to orange-pink, originally found in Sri Lanka, with deposits in Vietnam and parts of East Africa. The rarest of these sapphires is the totally natural variety, with no sign of artificial treatment. At nine on the Mohs scale of gemstone hardness, the gem is particularly desirable, not only for its unique soft pastel orangeypink, but because it is hard enough for everyday wear. While it is agreed that the optimum colour should exhibit a blend of pink and orange the exact degree of tone and colour saturation can be a matter for debate among some experts. The sapphire, as I have mentioned on previous occasions, comes in many colours. These can be naturally coloured stones and they can also be traditionally heat-treated (a process used to dissolve silk and enhance clarity). For a sapphire to qualify for the prestigious title of Padparadscha, The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) – of which we are a member - has decreed that it must be a natural stone, excluding any treatment other than traditional heat to enhance clarity. Sourcing and buying exotic gemstones is one of our strong points. Sometimes it can take a little time to find the right size, colour and quality of stone our customer desires but – as with our diamond buying- we work with a niche group of highly respected gemstone buyers who ensure that we can supply an amazing range of precious stones. If you are wanting something unique, especially in shape, then we can have the stones cut to your requirement. To ensure you get the genuine article when it comes to buying precious stones talk to us. We have the expertise, experience and sources to provide you with beautiful gemstones – maybe even a true Padparadscha sapphire!!
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By Adam Poulopoulos A desire to share ideas and foster community spirit through gardening was behind landscape designer Xanthe White’s visit to Blenheim last week. Xanthe delivered a talk on sustainable communities and gardens to around 70 people at Mayfield Kindergarten last Thursday. The kindergarten got the chance to host Xanthe after winning the Marlborough section of the ‘sunflowers in kindys’ competition, run by Daltons. Xanthe said both kids, who grew and nurtured the sunflowers, and adults got the chance to learn. “It’s all about the experience. “We wanted to think of something that involved all the community, and give some of that education back. “The kids went through all that learning just from one seed - it was a real process of discovery.” Mayfield teacher Kathryn Richards said the kids had an interactive learning experience. “The children helped plant the seeds, and they were responsible for watering and looking after them. “It also gave the opportunity to learn maths as they saw how much the plants grew. “It made it very real and relevant.” Money raised from Xanthe’s visit will go towards the kindergarten playground.
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Wednesday April 21, 2014
Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What do you think of the 2014 National Party budget?
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I think it’s stable. There could have been a lot of things changed that weren’t. We could be a lot worse off.
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Dear Ed, I read ‘Blenheim Mum’s’ letter (May 14) with mounting incredulity until the part about ‘natural acidophilus yoghurt’ when I realised it was obviously a spoof. On a more serious note, I can now thank her and others so inclined for my recent episode of whooping cough, probably caught from a coughing child I had seen at the hospital. In order to prevent such epidemics it is necessary to have a high level of immunisation (92-94% of the vulnerable population). This creates what is called a herd immunity. The reason “Blenheim Mum’s” children are healthy is because they are protected by this herd immunity. Parents who choose not to immunise their children either through ignorance, or conspiracy fantasies, are freeloaders. They get the benefit of immunisation without accepting any
risk which is inherent in any medical treatment. Immunisation is about balancing the risk of immunisation versus the risk of getting the disease. I was born just too late to experience the last polio epidemic in New Zealand in 1948 when schools were closed for months. I did, however, arrive in the UK in 1980 to find the country in the grip of an epidemic of whooping cough. I have personally seen small children gasping and blue in the face. Such scenes do not need repeating. ‘Blenheim Mum’ should take some time out from preparing vegetables for her children and do some research on the internet before bursting into print. For the record, I am a doctor and my pockets have not been lined by pharmaceutical companies but I am open to offers. John Welch
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Cross abbreviations Dear Ed, Apologies for the late reply. It has been noted by the Marlborough RSA veterans and membership the comments and TXT messages to your publication about the Field Of Remembrance (FOR) or white crosses, that had been placed out prior to Anzac Day on the bank of the Taylor River and subsequently Seymour Park due to the flood waters. Comments have been taken on board and we thank the public for their contribution to this important project. What we want to advise is that each cross represents a Marlborough man or woman that lost their life in a war, conflict or the result of war. The original FOR placed on the river bank had a ‘key’ with the original roll of honour (ROH) for the categories that are labelled on the crosses and I wish to have it published because we did not have the room to do so at Seymour Square. KIA is killed in action, DOW is died of wounds, DOD is died of disease, TROD The result of disease, DOI died of illness, EOWS effects of war service, more commonly known as suicide in modern times usually from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or PTSD. Yes Marlborough had nine of these. This year we had 250 crosses placed, 2015 will see the 622 that represent the number from Marlborough who made the ultimate sacrifice. John L. Forrest President, Marlborough RSA
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Exciting new chapter Blenheim woman Coralie Holdaway is known by many people for her friendly smiling face and positive outlook on life, something that has helped her through a ‘challenging’ time over the past eight months. She talks to Celeste Lodewyk about her triumph over cancer and a particularly exciting new chapter in her life. Coralie is familiar to most as a medical receptionist at Lister Court Medical Centre where she has worked for the past 30 years, as well as her role as chairperson of the Simply the Breast dragon boat team. She relishes her role as a wife, mother of two and grandmother of one but there is an exciting new direction that Coralie is headed as she embarks on a new journey as a marriage celebrant. Coralie was overjoyed when she became a registered celebrant in September of last year. “I have always loved weddings. I love people and it’s such a special thing to witness couples committing to marriage,” she said. Unfortunately one month later her joy was overshadowed by the diagnosis of ‘NonHodgkin Lymphoma’, so plans to begin her celebrant work were put to one side while she began chemotherapy treatment. “I had been feeling tired and very unwell so I had some routine blood tests which didn’t show much, but after presenting at the hospital’s emergency department doctors ran further tests. “The A&E team was incredible and the doctor treating me stayed with me all day until he had things under control which was something I was so grateful for,” she said. Coralie was visited by Wairau Hospital’s oncology team who confirmed the diagnosis and began a treatment plan. “I was blank to what was happening. You go through all the emotions and drama when you are told you have cancer and what you don’t realise when you are in the thick of it is the impact it’s having on your family. “Luckily I had a supportive employer and friends who rallied around me to help take the stress off me, so I could focus on my family and ultimately my recovery,” she said. As months passed by the support for
Coralie continued to stream in but ultimately she said it was ‘positiveness’ that got her through. “Friends, patients, family - they have all been incredible. “I never felt negative but I did have down days. It was those days that I was fortunate to have friends organise special outings and coffee catchups to get me out of the house which looking back was great for my confidence and an important part of my recovery,” she said. Support for Coralie while she underwent treatment came in many forms, including countless cards and messages of support from patients of the medical centre and friends who never failed to turn up and sit with her during chemotherapy. “I had one friend who would have a goody basket delivered to me and a work colleague who sat with me everytime I had chemo,” she said. Nearing the chemotherapy ‘finish line’ Coralie is hoping to finish soon with her eighth treatment and is now journeying back to work. “I have begun to take bookings for weddings which is a really exciting way to kick off the next chapter of my life, and I’m back at Lister Court part time and hope to return to the front desk soon. “To look back at the past eight months I feel truly humbled and honored to have had so many people offering their support, love and prayers and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart,” she says.
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Get the most from your winter heating As the nights get cooler Marlburians will again be reaching for their heaters, but the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says getting the environment right is just as important as the type of heater you use. EECA’s Christian Hoerning says insulating a home’s ceiling and underfloor will make the single biggest difference to keeping the heat in. “If your house is cold, sort the insulation before buying a new heater.” Mr Hoerning says
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Every day tips for keeping your home warm and dry • Open windows regularly to remove damp, stale air. • Keeping bedroom windows (with security stays) open slightly at night helps reduce condensation on windows in the morning. • Using extractor fans in the kitchen when cooking, in the bathroom when showering, and ensuring your clothes dryer is vented to the outside all help prevent the build-up of dampness in a winter home. If you don’t have, or can’t install extractor fans, open a window when showering, cooking or drying clothes to let the moist air out. • Indoor drying racks are a common sight in winter, but lead to laundry moisture lingering inside. If the weather means clothes can’t be hung outside, try hanging in a garage or carport to keep the moisture away from rooms you are trying to heat. If you have a dryer that is vented to
Open your doors and windows each day to let out stale air.
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ways to keep your house dry, warm and healthy.” First, fix any drainage or plumbing issues that are causing water to collect under or near your house, Mr Hoerning advises. “If there’s still dampness under your house, an on-ground vapour barrier can stop the moisture rising up from the ground inside and make sure all the vents to under the house are clear of things like plants and porch furniture so your home can naturally ventilate.”
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using a draught stopper under doors, and ensuring windows are well sealed will all help keep the heat in the room you are in. Information on how to eliminate draughts and seal windows can be found on EECA’s website www. energywise.govt.nz
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Winter Warmth 2014 Keep kids safe this winter
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member the rule to keep kids ‘a metre from the heater’. Hot water burns like fire. Always keep hot drinks out of reach of children. In case
Air quality is important Air quality and the health of your family is the most important thing to consider when heating your home. Here is some advice for a healthy home during winter. If buying a new heater: check out the information on EECA’s website www.energywise.govt.nz first. The best choice depends on the room, and your budget. If using a log burner: dry firewood is best, get your chimney swept annually, control your fire through the size of wood you put on. If using a heat pump: check the filter is clean throughout winter and that the external fan unit is clear of plants, leaves and anything else that may be sitting in front of it, use the thermostat and timer so rooms aren’t being heated when you are out. Heat pumps should be serviced annually. If using a gas heater (fixed and flued): ensure it is dust free and get it serviced every few years to check safety, efficiency, and performance. If using a wood pellet burner: make sure it is clean and dust free, clear away any ash build up.
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If using electric heating: these are great for small and medium sized rooms such as bedrooms, but keep the heat in the room by closing doors and curtains. Be careful not to overload plugboards, circuits and wall sockets with too many electric heaters. Don’t use unflued gas heaters(fixed or portable): these release moisture and noxious gasses into your home, and are the most expensive way to heat your home. Alternative heating options, including electric heaters, are cheaper and safer to operate than portable gas heaters.
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Whether you’re out and about braving the elements or keeping snug at home, don’t let winter fun turn into a safety hazard. Follow these cold weather safety tips from Safekids Aotearoa. Keep kids in child restraints till they’re 148cm tall. Driving in winter can be dangerous. Be prepared and make sure your child’s car restraint is installed correctly. Child restraints reduce the risk of death for infants and toddlers by as much as 70% in a car crash. Booster seats for children under 148cm reduce the risk of injury by as much as 59%. When buying children’s nightwear, pick a design that is snug fitting and has a ‘Low Fire Danger’ label. Nightwear with this label is made of fabric that burns at a slower rate than others. However remember that ‘Low Fire Danger’ does not mean ‘no’ fire danger -- all fabric can catch fire. Heat your home safely. Make sure electric blankets and heaters are in good working order. Use fire guards and re-
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SMART: Chris and Lu are delighted to announce the birth of Eira (10lb 2oz) on May 19, 2014 at Wairau Hospital. A beautiful wee sister for Deryn. Our special thanks go to our fantastic midwife Gwen and all the wonderful staff on Ward One.
OGILVY: Luke and Kelly are proud to welcome Tui Grace Ogilvy into the family, arriving at 8:30pm on May 13, 2014 weighing 6lb 2oz. A little sister for Felix. Many thanks to our fabulous midwife Gwen Costello and the maternity team at Wairau Hospital.
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DODDS: Michael and Sam are excited to announce the arrival of their gorgeous baby boy, Xavier Jackson Dodds (8lb 3oz) born May 7, 2014 at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Shona Wills and all the ‘angels’ at Ward One.
HEYWOOD: Tannea and Jake along with big sister Sophia and big brother Jordan are proud to announce the safe arrival of Lucy (6lb 9oz) on May 12, 2014 at 4:14am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Cathy Middleton and all the staff at Maternity. Both well.
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OFFORD: Kelly and Riki are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Luca Ross (8lb 2oz) on May 19, 2014 at 7:38pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Sue Hudson and all the staff involved.
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Infants and toddlers thrive with space, love and support Walking into the infant and toddler rooms at Leaps and Bounds Early Learning Centre there is an air of calm as the babies enjoy heuristic play while the toddlers build their confidence and motor skills in areas specially created for them. These rooms provide primary care based programmes for infants and toddlers by a team of dedicated and trained teachers led by Team Leaders Anna Broughton and Katie Broome. Leaps and Bounds preschool centre philosophy is based on an approach of respect, “being who they are” is a vital element of our curriculum. This means accepting, enjoying and loving each child for who they are, allowing children the time, space, love and support to be themselves and to discover the world in their own unique way. “We strive to make it feel warm,
caring and comfortable, almost like a second home for them,” Anna says. The ratio of teachers to children in the infant and toddler rooms are 1:4 or better, the consistency of the teaching team enables meaningful relationships between children and their teachers. Through the knowledge of the children, teachers are able to follow each child’s individual routines and parents feel secure in knowing that their children are being cared for in a loving and nurturing way. Leaps and Bounds Early Learning Centre also acknowledges the importance of parents as ‘first teachers’ and encourage positive relationships between teachers, parents and whanau. This partnership between teachers and a child’s family has everyone working together to promote children’s learning and
development. “Infants and toddlers are viewed as competent learners. Their Limited spaces high quality programme reflects available nowspaces in the management’s and teachers’ Limited understanding of current research available now in the nursery. and best practice principles. Care nursery. is individualised. Planning for the learning of each child is carefully considered and implemented. Our intimate Primary Care environment and respectful Wise choices are made about intimate Primary Care environment and respectful resourcing. Care routines are used andOur nurturing philosophy encourages children toto and nurturing philosophy encourages children as a basis for deep engagement between teachers and children, develop and explore at their ownown pace! develop and explore at their pace! promoting wellbeing and trusting, respectful relationships.” Education Review Office, 2013. Come and visit and and see see for for yourself why Come andour visitcentre our centre yourself why Anyone wanting to find out Leaps and Bounds is held in such high regards by the Leaps and Bounds is held in such high regards by the more about Leaps and Bounds families our children! Early Learning Centre’s families the of ourofchildren! infant and toddler rooms care programme are welcome to contact LEAPS AND BOUNDS or visit the centre on Redwood LEAPS AND BOUNDS 27 Redwood Street, Street, Blenheim.
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Baby mirror fun Babies love to look at themselves in a mirror, and you can turn this time into baby fun time. Here is an early development game to play with your baby. What you need: Shatter-proof mirror Activity: Place your baby on a blanket on the floor and stand or attach a shatter-proof mirror against a surface where your baby can see it. Start talking to your baby and then tap on the mirror to get them to look over. The mirror will provide your baby with visual stimulation and eventually your baby will begin to understand that the cute baby staring back is them. This activity works well for older babies too. Once your bub is sitting up you can put them in front of a full length mirror and they will have fun playing with their ‘new friend’. There are plenty of toys for babies that include mirrors and these are always popular once your baby can grasp things like rattles and soft toys.
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out & about
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Dog Show The Marlborough Kennel Club hosted about 360 dogs from around the country at its championship shows over the weekend.
erlands, with Alicia Higgins, from Riv s cocker arle 10-month-old King Ch r. nte Hu ty spaniel Boun
Natasha Connor from Christchurch with Ewok the German Shepherd.
Di Davies with the 15week-old staffy Chewbacca.
Helen Goldsworthy brought her whippets Caesar and
Fossil hunters Locals found out a little more about the region with a fossil hunt on the banks of the Awatere River. About 30 people turned out to the event, a short walk from the Seddon Bridge, on Sunday. The event was run by the Kiwi Conservation Club, in conjunction with the Rock and Mineral Club. Photos supplied.
Marlborough Lupus Support Group members Dot Campbell, Katrina Ferris and Sue Smith were in the Forum on May 10 celebrating World Lupus Day. The day was about creating awareness about the rare disease which affects a person’s autoimmune system. Ms Ferris, who started the support group, said the day was a success and even attracted two new members for the group. Photo supplied.
The crowds turned out in force for the rescheduled Eastern States Speedway Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, the last day of the speedway season.
n, 9 Gillespie, 10, Caleb Madse Nick Guyton, 11, Cody and Raymond Madsen.
, 4, and Steve Banks and children Addison the track. at out time first r thei yed enjo Chase, 7,
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New seafood restaurant opens Finz restaurant opens at Select Hotel d’Urville At Finz Seafood Restaurant Bar & Grill, our chefs really know their fish! That's why we have more than one market fish of the day to reflect the freshest available catch, prepared and cooked to perfection. Our philosophy is simple: We serve the best, local seafood in a way that will tantalise your tastebuds and make you want to come back for more. Last month Hotel d’Urville launched its new ‘Finz Seafood Restaurant Bar & Grill’ as part of a new partnership with Select Hotels & Resorts International. There have been many exciting changes which hotel owners Tony and Sarah Lawrence are thrilled with.
Restaurant manager Jetti Omkar says his aim is to create an ‘unforgettable dining experience’ showcasing exceptional seafood and produce sourced fresh from Marlborough. “We have had such a great response and many excellent reviews from the restaurant and I feel people are really
enjoying our fresh new approach to dining,” he says. “We create imaginative menus serving only the best local produce, complemented by excellent local, national and international wines to match,” Jetti says. While the restaurant promotes its sensational seafood, it also has its ‘grill’ menu which features premium eye fillet of beef, juicy lamb racks and tender wild venison strip loins. Vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary requirements are also catered for. Finz Seafood Restaurant Bar & Grill’s menu is not only fresh and exciting, but is very af-
Restaurant manager Jetti Omkar with a selection of local wines.
fordable with entrees starting from $12 and mains starting from $22. “Our restaurant team welcomes locals to come and experience Finz Seafood Restaurant Bar & Grill for themselves. “Come for prompt and efficient service or stay and relax awhile. What ever the occa-
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Friday 23rd May 2014, 7 pm at The Floor Pride Civic Theatre Adults $12 Child $5 (5 > age < 12 years old) Family: 2 Adults & 3 Children $30 Pre-schoolers are free Purchase your ticket from Civic Theatre. Proudly sponsored by Marlborough Pacific Trust Supported by Pacific Trust – Canterbury
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Tuesday June 3: In Blenheim. Wednesday June 4: Education & Science Select Committee meeting in Wellington.
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Thursday May 22: Renwick School visits Parliament.
Friday May 30: In Blenheim meeting with constituents.
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Tuesday May 27- 29: Parliament, visit by Renwick School. Meet with St Mary’s School Scholarship Recipients.
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Wednesday May 21: National Excellence in Teaching & Leadership Awards. Select Committee meetings.
Monday May 26: In Blenheim. Marlborough Boy's college visit the shearing shed at Tempello with Colin.
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• Computer knowledge, internet skills and familiarity of Microsoft Office programmes • Excellent planning and organisational skills • Has the ability to supervise with health & safety in mind; Experience in working with youth who may have disengaged from mainstream school and requires extra guidance, support and focus to learn is certainly beneficial. This unique opportunity requires the person to have excellent communication and relationship-building skills to enhance the profile of Education & Employment in the Marlborough region. Training & support will be given to the successful applicant. Police vetting is required. If you have the relevant qualifications and/or experience, please post or email us an up to date CV by 5pm, Tuesday 27 May 2014. The Regional Manager, 160 Crawford Street, Dunedin 9054 or email your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.
VINEYARD SUPERVISOR Thornhill Horticultural Contracting is a well-established, large supplier of labour to the Viticulture industry in Marlborough. Thornhill is a registered Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) recruiting specific staff from New Zealand, Thailand and the Pacific Islands, to fulfil the needs of its valued vineyard clients.
We currently have a position available for a Vineyard Supervisor. Applicants must have the following: • At least three years experience • Be able to report to management and complete paperwork on time • Reliable and have a tidy work ethic • Preference will be given to an experienced Supervisor, but is not essential as full training will be given. • Be able to work long hours when required • Have excellent communication skills • A good understanding of RSE policy • Clean drivers license In the first instance, please forward a brief email to john@thornhillnz. co.nz no later than 31st May, 2014 explaining previous work history and contact details.
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AIMERS, Bryan Charles: On May 17 2014 at Wairau Hospital, after a short illness. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Bev, much loved father and father in-law of Tony, Susan and Lyn. Devoted and fondly loved grandfather of Jeremy and Michelle. Loved and respected brother to his sister, brothers and their families, and a loved uncle. So sadly missed. Messages to the Aimers family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim, 7240. A service for Bryan will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am Thursday May 22 followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz DOUGLAS: Marjorie Ruth (Ruthie). Passed away, suddenly, at her home on Monday May 19 2014. Loved wife of Joe, loved Mum of Benny and Debbie, and Glen (Woody). Loved and treasured Grandmother of John, and Matthew; Danielle, and Ryan. Loved daughter of the late Joyce and Alex Hydes. Loved sister of the late Phillip, Mary, Pete, Daphne, and Jenny. Messages to P O Box 90 Seddon 7247. Funeral details to be confirmed. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz DUNCAN: Donald William Errett, Reg No: 208899 Gnr: On Sunday May 18 2014, peacefully, at Maxwell Care Home. Dearly loved husband of the late Ngaire, beloved father of David (dec), Rhys, Owen, Andrew, Garreth and their partners. Loved grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages C/- 16 Rata Place, Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to Waterlea Rest Home for all their care and support. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be
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appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Donald will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1pm on Friday May 23 followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz GODSALL, Nancy Elizabeth: On Monday May 19 2014. Peacefully at home in Blenheim. Aged 61 years. Dearly loved wife of Rusty, much cherished mother and mother-in-law of Lisa and Simon (Melbourne). Loved stepmother of Michael and Tania, Lisa and Blair. Adored Nanny of Ruby and Olive; Kris and Zara; Harrison and Lily. “She will live on in our hearts.” Messages to 41 Bythell Street, Blenheim, 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Nancy will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm on Saturday May 24 followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz RUTHERFORD: Shirley Avis (née Cloughly): Passed away, peacefully, on Sunday May 18 2014 at home with family by her side. Aged 80 years. Cherished wife and companion of John, loved Mum of Jane and Russell, Phillipa and Bruce, and Genevieve and Rob. Loved grandmother of Tara and Chris, Kurt, Trent, Bridget, and Jordan. Messages to 272 Paynters Road, Blenheim 7272. At Shirley’s request a private service will be held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ
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Wednesday May 21, 2014
Speedway wraps up
MARATHON Entries are still open for the Christchuch Airport Marathon on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The event begins on the morning of Sunday, June 1, and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometre run and kids division. To enter visit the Christchurch Marathon website.
PRESS CUP Marlborough Boys College beat Waimea 16-10 in a tightly-contested Press Cup match at the weekend. They played Shirley Boys High School in Christchurch yesterday.
TASMAN TROPHY Harlequins and Waitohi were the only Marlborough teams to register victories in the latest round of the Bayleys Tasman Trophy. Waitohi and Wanderers, the two unbeaten sides, clash on Saturday in Nelson. Central and Moutere are the only Marlborough teams playing at home this Saturday.
SQUASH Megan Craig has been named in the New Zealand team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, beginning in July next year. In the meantime, Craig won her fifth WSA title over the weekend, beating Tong Tsz-Wing 11-4, 12-10, 11-5 in the final in Alice Springs. Craig, ranked 42 in the world, is the top seed for the City of Perth WA Open, beginning tomorrow.
Six and a half months of racing at Eastern States concluded over the weekend with the Speedway’s Easter Extravaganza. The Saturday meet, which was rescheduled after the track was flooded during the Easter storm, was followed by the season prize-giving in the evening. Committee member David Rennie said Saturday, and the season as a whole, had been largely positive. “It’s been a quiet year for car numbers, but we have picked up numbers from the year before. “Racing on Saturday was great - there were lots of cars out and a lot of families watching in the sun rather than having to watch at night.” Rennie said developments to the track, including with the safety fence and concrete kerbing, had been well-received, and highlighted productions driver Sam Martin, 16, and 12-year-old ministocks driver Wade Sweeting as ones to watch next season. He added the committee’s thoughts had already shifted to the New Zealand Saloon Car Title in January next year, the track’s next big meet.
The production cars line up before the race. Photo: Peter Hooson Right: Frank Burns speeds around the track. Photo: Eduard Ets.
Football frenzy as trophy comes to town By Adam Poulopoulos Local football nuts came in their droves on the weekend as the FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy stopped in Blenheim. The trophy was showcased at A&P Park on Sunday afternoon, with locals given the chance to have their photo taken with it. A series of inflatables and interactive activities were also set up for children to use. Christchurch regional sales and marketing manager Simon Gerathy said the size of the event could not be underestimated. “It’s the second-biggest FIFA event in the world, and more Baylasan Shram, 6, Owen Sidley, 10, Liam Clamp, 9, Ethan Ryland, 7, and countries are part of FIFA than in front Maddie Ryland, 8, and Rosie Powers, 8, pose with the trophy. the UN. “It’s a big deal. Messi and Maradona have played in this event in the next world star playing down Winner’s Trophy tour began the road.” in Waitangi on May 5, when it the past. The FIFA U-20 World Cup arrived in the hands of Oceania “Hopefully we’ll be able to see
Footballer of the Century Wynton Rufer. Christchurch venue general manager Karin Osterberger said the event had been well-received across the country. “The kids have loved it. The fact they have activities they can physically partake in is great.” The U-20 World Cup begins on May 30 next year, and runs for about three weeks. Tickets were available to registered official fans of the tournament from Monday, with general public tickets going on sale from Friday, June 13. The closest games to Blenheim will be in Christchurch and Wellington, which will host 18 of the 52 matches between them. This promotion tour finishes on May 30, a year out from the tournament proper.
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