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Still shining at 104 Marlborough’s oldest sister of New Zealand’s oldest By Kristy Martin At 104, Betty Fleming is believed to be Marlborough’s oldest living resident. And it must be the result of good genes, because her sister Peg Griffin is New Zealand’s oldest resident. Betty, who lives at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, flew over to the Kapiti Coast at the weekend to celebrate her sister’s 110th birthday. “It was very nice, I’m very glad I went up,” said Betty, who enjoyed catching up with relatives. “It was a big gathering and really conversational.” While her cheeky elder sister was joking and sipping champagne, Betty was the more subdued one. Continued page 2

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Still shining at 104 years Continued from page 1 “I don’t do very much,” says Betty, who has lost the majority of her sight, “but I’m very lucky to have such a nice little room. “It gets plenty of sunshine.” And she is thankful for the care she receives. “I’m very grateful to have people watching out for my health and

comfort.” When asked the secret to longevity, Betty says family has always played an important role. “I was one of five and we were brought up on the farm, so we had good care and good food and all the things that farm families have. “I think I’ve had a very full life.” Betty will turn 105 in September.

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Black market lobster sting More than 40 people, including some Marlburians, have come under fire for the illegal catching and selling of crayfish following an undercover operation by the Ministry of Primary Industries. Fifty MPI compliance officers have wrapped up the sting, which focused on Kaikoura, but also included Marlborough, Nelson and Christchurch. Selling a recreational fishing catch is illegal and carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. Forty-three people will be interviewed by compliance officers, with many likely to face serious Fisheries Act charges, including a food wholesaler and a restaurant in Christchurch. Ten cars, five boats and a tractor have been seized as part of the operation, which involved the execution of 32 search warrants. “It is MPI’s role to ensure people are fishing by the rules and to protect New Zealand’s fisheries for future

generations,” said MPI director-general Martyn Dunne. An undercover MPI Special Duties Officer bought 1200 cooked rock lobster from recreational fishers in an operation run over 12 months. MPI’s director of compliance Dean Baigent says the ease in which someone could purchase 1200 rock lobster points to a well established black market. “For some permanent residents, selling their recreational catch and taking extra is a long practised and normalised behaviour. “The same goes for people who like to buy a few cheap crays or a bag of fillets at the pub or out of the boot of a car.” Mr Baigent says there is no black market if people aren’t buying. “We rely on the public to help protect their fisheries. I encourage people to report any suspicious fishing, buying or selling to 0800 4 POACHER (0800 476 224).”

Minister seeks college input Education Minister Hekia Parata is giving people in Blenheim two months to have their say on the future of Marlborough Boys’ and Marlborough Girls’ colleges. A report into the redevelopment of Education Minister the two secondary Hekia Parata. schools has been presented to the education minister, who is in Blenheim today visiting local schools. “This is an opportunity to re-look at secondary education in the town to see if it still fits with what the community wants and what 21st century learning and pathways demand for secondary school students,” said Ms Parata. “We want students in Blenheim to have access to the best possible facilities to help them achieve to their full potential. “I want to thank the Boards of Trustees for the work already done to engage with the wider community about secondary schooling in Blenheim. Feedback from this has informed the options that will now be part of the formal consultation.” The community is being asked to consider three options: · To relocate one or both schools so that there are two single sex colleges co-located on one site or in close proximity to each other · To retain the status quo · To have one purpose built co-educational college The minister encouraged students, parents, teachers and the wider community to put their views forward. “It’s important to know what people think about the strengths and weakness of these three options. “I will carefully consider all feedback before making my decision about how secondary schooling in Blenheim should look in the future.” School boards and the community will have until August 1 to provide their feedback. The ministry will then prepare a report for Ms Parata and she will make a decision on the preferred option.

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Winston Peters meets Blenheim paramedics By Kristy Martin New Zealand First leader Winston Peters touched down in Blenheim yesterday, kicking off his visit at the St John ambulance station, where he met with paramedics and toured the facility. Mr Peters was keen to learn what equipment St John used and what sort of funding the organisation had. While there, he was shown a new $23,000 advanced life support mannequin used to train paramedics. The remote control simulator doll can breathe, bleed and scream and is used by entry-level volunteers right up to advanced care paramedics. It was funded by the Canterbury Community Trust, the Pelorus Trust and the Marlborough District Council. Mr Peters’ one-day tour of Blenheim also saw him visit a local radio station and winery before speaking at a public meeting at the Clubs of Marlborough.

PRESENTING FINDINGS Statistics New Zealand will be presenting the Marlborough results of the 2013 Census next Wednesday. The presentation is at the Marlborough Research Centre on Budge Street, from 9:30am-noon.

ANNUAL PLAN HEARINGS Submissions have closed for the Marlborough District Council’s 2014-15 Draft Annual Plan. Submission hearings will take place at Council from June 3-5.

SERVICES CLOSED A number of public services will be closed on Queen’s Birthday Monday. The Council office will be shut, and rubbish collection scheduled for Monday wil be diverted to Tuesday. The Seddon, Rai Valley and Wairau Valley transfer stations will be closed, as will the Blenheim and Picton libraries.

CHEQUES NOT LEGIT St John Blenheim's Josh Wooding, first responder, and Alan Wilson, emergency medical technician, show New Zealand First leader Winston Peters the new advanced life support mannequin.

Vineyard director sentenced for tax evasion A former Blenheim-based business man who was extradited from Australia has been sentenced to nine months home detention after pleading guilty to 18 charges of tax evasion totalling more than $350,000. Tarlochan Singh Padda, director of Padda Viticultural Limited, also received 150 hours of community service and his New Zealand-owned properties were forfeited to the Crown. Padda was sentenced at the Blenheim District Court this week


after being found guilty of knowingly evading the assessment and payment of tax. Inland Revenue group manager of Investigations and Advice, Patrick Goggin, said Padda was a serial tax cheat, who despite being under investigation still continued with his tax evasion scheme. Between 2005 to 2008, Padda claimed more than $1 million in subcontractor expenses from five separate false contractors. “Padda’s behaviour, while not sophisticated, was a continuous

and deliberate effort to claim money to which he was not entitled by breaking the law,” Mr Goggin said. “He was the person responsible for arranging the preparation and filing of the various GST and PAYE tax returns for his company. He provided invoices to his accountant so that large subcontractors’ expenses were claimed, which would result in lower levels of GST, PAYE and income tax being paid. “Padda claimed these expenses

were received from subcontractors; however our investigation showed the subcontractors were in fact false and Padda had been involved in an evasion scheme which he had been operating in the horticultural industry. “Padda is a repeat offender and was fully aware of his tax obligations. “Unfortunately he chose to ignore them and is now paying the consequences for his actions.”

A 35-year-old woman will appear in court after she was caught using fraudulent cheques to pay for things. Police said the female caregiver was arrested for using cheques to pay for services while she knew that the cheque account was no longer active. She was charged with using a document for pecuniary advantage and will appear in the Blenheim District Court on May 16.

PICTON HISTORY The Picton Little Theatre will showcase a series of photos titled ‘Picton in the Years Gone By’ on Sunday June 29. Starting at 1.30pm, the $5 entry fee includes afternoon tea. The event is a fundraiser for the Picton Community Men’s Shed.

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By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim company sees their imminent move to Sutherland Terrace as a big boost for business. Accessman Blenheim’s offices, and their fleet of knuckle boom lifts, scissor lifts and cherry pickers, will be moving to the corner of Sutherland Terrace and Kinross Street next month. The outside of the new building has just been painted, with work continuing on the interior. Jenny Francis, who co-owns the Blenheim franchise with husband Colin, said moving away from their Main Street home of ten years would make life easier for their customers. “There’s better access off the busy road. It’s getting harder and harder for people to come in and out. “We’re going to have a new purpose-built drive-through yard at the new premises too,” added Colin. The pair have seen the business expand since they took over six years ago. They now have a 36-machine fleet, up from 14 since they bought in.


A Marlborough District Council resource offering advice for Marlborough businesses is now open. Smart Business Marlborough aims to make Marlborough a ‘smart and connected’ region by offering advice to existing business and new businesses moving in. Enquire at the Council for details.

COMPUTER TRAINING The Blenheim Library will be hosting two computer training courses in the next week. The class on Tuesday, 3 June at 9am will be on emails, with the 6:30pm course on Thursday, June 5 covering computer basics. Only six places are available per class. To register visit the stepping up website or enquire at the library.

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A new larger truck has also been purchased to cope with the larger equipment, which is up to seven tonnes in weight. “It’s come a long way from the original days,” said Jenny. “The wineries use a lot of our gear, and

it used to be just about all wineries, but now it’s across the board from construction workers, arborists, painters to anyone who needs to work at height safely.” The new yard is due to open in mid-late June.

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By Adam Poulopoulos Employees from a Picton establishment have found it easier to make and decorate their coffees since the cafe invested in a new coffee machine. Cortado, on the corner of High Street and London Quay, bought their new machine from Italy, and it arrived in the restaurant two weeks ago. They have also had a new four bean blend created especially for them. Manager Wilson Robledo Fuentes said the new machine had been a breath of fresh air. “All our local customers love it! We have a lot of customers who come in every day and they’ve noticed the difference in the coffee.

Wilson Robledo Fuentes and Steph Lewis with some of their creations.

“When you have a new machine you can make the coffee however you want, but with the old machine, even if you tried to do it really well it still came out the same.” Fellow manager Steph Lewis said the old machine

had been in use for four years, and it was feeling the pinch. “It was breaking down a little bit. “This one’s a lot bigger, smoother and more consistent, and for us it’s a lot more fun to use.”

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COUNCIL NEWS Public holiday services Queen’s Birthday Monday 2 June 2014 Marlborough District Council, Blenheim office will be closed on Queens Birthday. Kerbside Collection: Rubbish and recycling scheduled to be collected on Queens Birthday, Monday 2 June will be collected on Tuesday 3 June 2014. Please have your recycling crate and Council rubbish bags placed on the kerb by 7.30 am. Transfer Station hours: Blenheim Transfer Station, Resource Recovery and Re-use Centres will be open between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm. The E-Waste Centre will be closed. Picton Transfer Centre will be open between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm Havelock Transfer Centre will be open between 8.00 am and 2.00 pm Seddon, Rai Valley and Wairau Valley Transfer Stations will be closed Library Services The Blenheim and Picton Libraries will be closed.

Notification of Meetings Change of Date for Committee Meeting On 22 May 2014 Council advertised that the next Environment Committee meeting was to be held on Friday 13 June 2014 at 1.30 pm. Circumstances have required that this meeting be brought forward to: Thursday 12 June 2014 at 1.00 pm. Any enquiries should be directed to Judith North, Support Services Administrator, on Ph: 03 520 7400.

Rates rebate reminder Don’t forget to claim a rates rebate If you are a low-income earner – and that includes many retired people – remember to apply to the Council to see if you qualify for a rates rebate. Applications for this rating year must be received by the Council no later than 30 June 2014. You may apply for a Rates Rebate if: • Your name is on the rates account, and • You were living at the property on 1 July 2013, and • The property you pay rates for is your main place of residence, and • The total income (before tax) of you, your partner and any joint owner is low. You will need to provide • Details of your income, before tax, for the year ending 31 March 2013, and • Your 2013-2014 rate invoice annual rate amount. For more information, visit the Blenheim Council Office or the Picton Service Centre or contact Council, Ph: 520 7400 so one of our Customer Service Officers can explain whether you will qualify for the rebate.

What Census 2013 tells us about this region Do you need up-to-date data about the Marlborough community? Are you involved in planning or preparing projections about growth in this region or predicting a future customer base or product demand? Statistics NZ presenters will be here on Wednesday 4 June to talk about the results of Census 2013. Wednesday 4 June, from 9.30 am-12 noon. Their public presentation will be held at the lecture theatre at the Marlborough Research Centre in Budge Street (next to NMIT). There is no cost to attend. Do you want to know how your community has changed? 2013 Census is a rich source of information about what’s happening at a local level with our population and how it’s changing. Ph: 0508 525 525 for more information or go to the Statistics NZ website to register to attend: regional-seminars.aspx

Meet our new ‘Freshwater Educator‘ There’s a new member of Council’s environmental education group; freshwater ecologist Anna Crowe. She will be helping schools deliver their environmental studies through Council’s Enviroschools programme. Anna helps teachers and their students learn about the freshwater habitats of Marlborough, tailoring programmes to suit the number of students and the age group involved. She runs practical sessions in local streams and rivers, or in the classroom and school grounds, focussing on assessing the health of freshwater habitats and the importance of our region’s

freshwater. We’re proud of our Enviroschools programme which is helping to educate the next generation about our natural environment. A total of 25 of the region’s 31 schools are now part of this programme; that’s the highest rate in the country. One of the high-profile projects run through Enviroschools is the ‘blue fish on drains’ project, promoting the importance of keeping our stormwater drains clean and clear. Find out more at: www. Environment/EnvironmentalEducation Or contact Anna Crowe or Annie Macdonald, Ph: 520 7400

Having your say on the Draft Annual Plan More than 300 people took the time to make a submission on the Council’s 2014-15 Draft Annual Plan. That’s more than twice the number of submissions received last year. Two and a half days has been set aside for the approximately 90 people who want to come and present their submissions to councillors. These issues generated most submissions: • Plans to revitalise Blenheim’s CBD

with a new library-art galleryinformation hub • Storm water discharge to Murphy’s Creek • Proposal to bring Karaka Point into the Picton rating area. More detail about the contents of the draft plan is available on Council’s website www.marlborough.

Timetable Councillors will hear submissions in the Council chambers on Tuesday 3 June and Wednesday 4 June with the last submissions to be heard on the morning of Thursday 5 June. The sessions are open to the public, starting each day at 8.45am. Councillors make their final decisions at a meeting on Monday 9 June. The Annual Plan will be formally adopted on Thursday 26 June and rates will be set for the 2014-15 rating year.

Council’s smart technology wins national awards A Marlborough District Council technology solution giving our building inspectors a faster way of working took the 2014 Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Web and Digital Project of the Year Award. At the same time, Council’s Smart Maps took the award for the best new feature website for councils serving a region with a population under 50,000. We were the only Council to get two awards - proof that innovation can be delivered from a smaller region like Marlborough. The judges saw our mobile building inspection solution, built on a shared services platform used by several other New Zealand councils and integrating with Council systems, as an efficiency innovation adding real value. They found our Smart Maps platform, which gives people fast access to Council data, was ‘customer focused, versatile and easy to use”. Council chief executive Andrew Besley said the awards highlight how Marlborough District Council is using technology to benefit the region. Both awards come in the wake of the Council’s long-term

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The Council was a winner at this year’s ALGIM web and digital awards. From left, Bill East, Stacey Young, Malcolm Jacobson, Mandy Evans, Grant Carroll and Michelle Johnston. decision to digitise all its property files. “That was a big job but it has set Council up to create the kind of efficiencies delivered by these projects, saving time and money for Council and customers,” said Mr Besley.

and go to the Quick Link to Community Information. • If you don’t use the internet, either phone or go to the information counter at the library. • St John Caring Caller service is a way of ensuring a person living alone regularly hears a friendly voice. A telephone call may be the only personal contact for some people who are isolated or without family. The St John service will call at an agreed time, either just to check that the person being called is well or for an extended chat. There’s no charge. Contact Helen Faulkner, Ph: 578 0797.

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GREAT ORGANISING Thanx Shirley for orginizing PinkRibbon Brunch in Picton. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day! Awsome effort! ‘loopsided lady in Pink’

MANY THANKS Many thanks 2 Wingy an all other paper deliverers who droppd the local paper in2 Perrys daily. Wil miss yr smiles an yr wit...I think lol. Cheers frm Miss Marlb :D

NOT SURPRISED Following the story in the wednesday paper about the hit and run on the parked vehicle in Anglesea street, Renwick. I am not at all suprised the speed in which some people drive. Concerned resident.

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Whats with the add bout young drivers? Caregivers had to much cheerie pie or creepy pie or was it sweetie pie? Poor young chap getting away for the wknd, I dont blame him but watch for rabbits which turn into possums. A bit mre humour pls - Txt talk :-D

ANECDOTE BEGETS ANECDOTE I was considering writing a serious response to the anti vaccine txts but then I realised, these people arent interested in a scientific debate, only emotional, irrational, selfish spreading of propoganda and rumours. Im so thankful not to live in an era of polio and th like, and i hope to goodness your children never suffer from such awful diseases x

INTERNET A TOOL Re. No Trust, nurses are trained to evaluate resources, and know which websites etc. are reputable, google is only a tool for locating things quickly. They have real qualifications unlike th majority of antivaccine lobbyists

THE BRIDGE IS BACK! Very pleased crinoline bridge is back after 5 weeks. My bike track to work safer. Shorty Robinson

BAD MANNERS Blenheim shop keepers. When your opening time on a Saturday says 9.30am please be open by 9.30am. Having to wait only makes people more inclined to buy of the internet. As I went home and did. Lateness is the ultimate in bad manners.

DON’T STOP LEARNING One thing I hav lernt in this world. Ukraine. USA. Nigera. korea. Japan. E.t.c the people still suffer. yet there governments who controll what happens, still have a great life.

SO KNOWLEDGE. WOW. Eugene at Harvey Norman - you are awesome! So friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks for making shopping for our big items easy.

ROUNDABOUT ANGST With Blenheim being the roundabout capital of NZ, you’d think people would know how to drive around them. That funny stick beside the steering wheel is called an indicator. When you exit a roundabout you need to indicate so people giving way to you know you are exiting the roundabout and they can therefore go. Let’s all work together on this. :-)

DISILLUSIONED Amid cabinet clubs, cash for access to ministers, oravida, donations going into trusts, dotcom and banks, now dotcom and mana and all the cheap political shots... no wonder voting participation is so low and falling - it’s a farce. maybe political parties should be state funded, albeit very stringently funded. They say pay peanuts get monkeys - maybe monkeys would be a step up.

SINGLE BOTTLE SALES Fear not beer connoisseurs the problem is the grape barons do no consider their end product as alcohol. So simply make your bottles the same size, emphasise the acohol content and they will be forced to increase the size of boutique wine bottles as well.both products have the same effect, social impact & result. Remember who controls the region. Non-drinker

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Christchurch artist brings workshop to Blenheim Story by Celeste Lodewyk Christchurch-based full time artist Wayne Seyb will be bringing his fresh approach to painting when he comes to Blenheim for a weekend workshop on June 28 and 29. The workshop is aimed at helping people to find their own means of self expression with oils or acrylics, starting with the basics of drawing, colour and contrast. Wayne has become well-known in Christchurch for his paintings of the earthquake-stricken city. “I have been madly painting the buildings and streets before they disappear, chronicling Christchurch’s red zone if you like,” he said. “It’s been an incredible shared experience as I paint on location and often have interaction with residents and workers. “It’s been very therapeutic journey for me

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Rain fails to dampen 2014 vintage Marlborough winegrowers were this year better equipped to deal with an influx of large crops, having learnt from the turbulent harvest of 2008, says Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens Despite the late season rain, Mr Pickens said this year’s crop was likely to be Marlborough’s biggest yet. “That obviously produces challenges of its own but our wineries are telling us they are in a much better position to deal with a big crop than they were back in 2008,” he said. “The signals were clear early on in the season that we would have a big crop this vintage. “Since 2008, wineries and growers have become much better at yield estimation – and as a result are getting yield estimation more precise. “Being aware a big crop is expected allows them to intervene early through grape thinning which has had a beneficial impact on wine quality. “They have also had time to work on their marketing and distribution strategies. “As the world moves past the global financial crisis that was just making its impact felt in 2008, the market has been expanding rather than contracting.” Mr Pickens said Marlborough winemakers felt positive about the 2014 vintage in spite of the challenges of the April rainfall. An early start to the season had helped combat this, he said. “When the rain came in mid-April, harvesting was already well advanced. “We don’t yet have any definitive figures for the proportion of the crop picked before the rain arrived, but anecdotally it seems to have been around 80 to 85 per cent. “As a result, we can characterise the vintage as very positive for most vineyards, in spite of the late curve ball the April rain threw at us.” Mr Pickens says he had heard some stories of growers being caught by the wet weather and having to leave grapes on the vine, but believed the majority of growers had their grapes in before the rain arrived.

ings have captured many beautiful landscapes throughout Marlborough. “I have a long connection with Blenheim and have always loved the Wither Hills and Richmond Ranges and have painted them both. “What I love about painting on location is the direct experience of the landscape and its reflection in the painting, which is something I hope to do in the workshops,” he said. Wayne is welcoming people of all abilities to take part in his workshop. “It’s an incredible fact that everyone has something within to make art and it’s my job to bring that out,” he said. To find out more about Wayne’s workshop or to register visit marlboroughartsociety. com/workshops or phone Helen Ballinger on 021 0267 8711.

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Friday May 30, 2014

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5 MINUTES WITH: Angus Pauley Head Boy of Marlborough Boys’ College


What is your favourite food? I can eat a fair few hash browns.

What makes you smile? Arsenal winning the FA Cup and ending the trophy drought. What’s your pet hate? Noisy eaters and Tottenham.



Your favoured holiday destination? I always have a good time when I’m in Auckland, but I’d love to be in Brazil for the World Cup. What’s your favourite music? Has to be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kiedis, Flea, Frusciante, what more can I say? What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I used to play lawn bowls and almost qualified for South Islands.

Who would you invite to dinner? Arsene Wenger. Incredibly intelligent and always up for a bit of banter. What’s next on your wish list? Arsenal winning the league. A saying you like to live by? Two wise old men once told me “Ka pao te torea. Take the opportunity.”


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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 30 May 2014

Saturday 31 May 2014

Sun 1 June 2014

TEMPO CONCERT - NZ MUSIC NIGHT Celebrate NZ music with guest artists Sarah Brown, Anneka Thwaites. 7pm Wesley Centre, $3pp or $10 family.

Blenheim Model Aero Clubs Annual fly-in is held at our flying site at ARA vineyard situated at the confluence of the Wairau and Waihopai rivers on state high way 63 approximately 10km from the Renwick, West Coast road turn off. As the theme name suggests the emphasis is on having fun in a great setting.

Marlborough Civic Theatre Grumpy Old Women return with their brand spanking new show Fifty Shades of Biege! 7:30pm–10:00pm From: $59.90

The Woody Pig & Deer Hunt 2014 Today til Sunday. Categories include Open, Teenager and Kids. Weigh in on Sunday 1st June from 2pm till 3.30pm. Spot prizes to be won in Open and Teenager age groups. Prize giving at 4.30pm Sunday, followed by live music at 7pm. For entries and more info Phone 03 572 8007 Movie Night. Kundun - Directed by Martin Scorsese. 7pm – 8.30pm Alzheimers Rooms, 8 Wither Road. By koha/donation at the door, everyone warmly welcome. All inquiries to Jan 578 2737 or Maree 572 2774 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. Ph Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Ph 578 5395. 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: Ph 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. Ph 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open noon-5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. Ph 577 6784 www.marlboroughartsociety. com

Free Electric Blanket Safety Testing Witherlea Bible Chapel from 10am, Walk-in 49 Wither Rd - Visual and electrical safety testing carried out with technicians on site. For more info call Ben Morgan, Marlborough Bible Baptist Church 021 879 463 Craft Fair Havelock town Hall, Queens Birthday w/end 10am - 4pm daily. Free entry. Supporting Havelock St Johns Youth Group. Lots of new craft this year as well as many of the older craft stalls. Meditation Class 10am – 11.30 (followed by shared lunch) Alzheimers Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim. By koha/donation at the door, everyone warmly welcome. All inquiries to Jan 578 2737 or Maree 572 2774 Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Ph John 578 3918. Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of the month at 1.30pm 4.30pm St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 5782471 Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 5781835 Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107 Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357. Picton Men’s Shed Every Saturday 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Plants and garden furniture sold Saturday and Wednesday 10am to 1pm. Kapahaka for Youth Blenheim School 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45 and 3.00pm. Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY

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

Ulysses Ride Short ride decide destination on day. Meet at Railway Stn (south end) at 12.45pm ride departs at 1pm 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

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Pony Club at Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776. Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.

The Woody Pig & Deer Hunt 2014 Today til Sunday. Prize giv ing at 4.30pm Sunday, followed by live music at 7pm. For entries and more info Phone 03 572 8007

Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Book sale today 9am - 4pm. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission. Associated Modellers Society Minature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Prk, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm till 4pm $2

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

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


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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

THE NUTCRACKER 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

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th June @ 6.30pm Sunday 29th June @ 4.00pm Adult $25.00 Child (u16) $15.00

Have a great long Queen’s Birthday weekend!



Wednesday 16th July @ 7.30pm Admit One: A Reserve $91.90 Admit One: B Reserve $81.90

Friday 5th September 2014 @ 8pm Adult $71.90 Conc(65+) $66.90 Student/Child $66.90



Sunday 27th July @ 7.30pm Admit One $69.90

OKLAHOMA! 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

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


FRENCH PIANIST CLAIRE ROUAULT Sunday 15th June 2014 @ 2.30pm Adult $22.00 Child/Students under 25 Free


THE IRISH ROVERS – FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR Friday 10th October 2014 @ 7.30pm Admit One: 77.00

RUSSIAN NATIONAL DANCE SHOW – KOSTROMA Sunday 23rd November @ 7.30pm Adult $92.00 Conc (65+) $77.00 Child (u16) $67.00 Group (6+) $77.00 • • (03) 520 8560

The Sun

Friday May 30, 2014


World Smokefree Day Quit now. It’s about whānau.

31st May ‘14

World Smokefree Day Ditch the smokes and put your health first by going smokefree. Tomorrow is World Smokefree Day and is celebrated annually on May 31 on an international level. It serves to celebrate and work towards smokefree/auahi kore lives for New Zealanders. This year’s theme is ‘Quit now. It’s about whanau.’ and is aiming to encourage and help those who want to quit smoking, and support their

friends and whanau on their quit journey. If you would like to quit smoking and want more information about how to go about it, for free advice and support contact: Your Doctor or Practice Nurse Te Hauora O Ngati Rarua - Aukati Kaipaipa Quit Smoking Programme Ph: (03) 577 8404 Quitline - Free support via phone, txt, and email Ph: 0800 778 778, Local Pharmacies - for advice and products available to help you quit Local library for helpful books and DVDs When you visit your Doctor, Nurse or Health Provider you can expect to be: A. Asked if you smoke B. Be offered brief advice C. Be offered support, or referred to cessation support to quit.

What being smokefree might mean to you? • You are part of the more than 80% of New Zealanders that are smokefree. • You don’t have to worry about the impact smoking will have on your health. • Your knowledge will be able to be shared with the next generations. • There’s less chance that your kids will smoke. • Your whanau can live a healthier life.

• Tobacco and the tobacco industry don’t control your life. • You can get active and/or play sport for longer.

• You are supporting someone you love to be smokefree. • You don’t have to worry about where the money’s coming from for the next packet of cigarettes. • You are part of the move to make Aotearoa/New Zealand smokefree by 2025. • You were born smokefree and want to stay that way. • Your car is smokefree because you’re trying to quit.

The health effects of smoking cigarettes • Smoking increases the risk of developing cancers of the lung, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus and pancreas. Smoking also increases the risk of developing diseases of the urinary tract, pelvis, bladder and digestive tract. • Smoking causes one in four of all cancer deaths in New Zealand. • People who smoke inhale more than 4,000 chemicals including acetone (paint stripper), ammonia (toilet cleaner), cyanide (rat killer),

DDT (insecticide) and carbon monoxide (car exhaust fumes). • Smoking is a major cause of blindness, with about 1,300 people in New Zealand having untreatable blindness due to current and past smoking. • It is estimated that many deaths due to various diseases could be prevented if smoking was eliminated, including: • 68% of female deaths and 82% of male deaths due to lung cancer

• 65% of female deaths and 79% of male deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • 11% of female deaths and 18% of male deaths due to heart disease • 8% of female deaths and 15% of male deaths due to stroke. • Adults who have never smoked and who live with smokers have a 15% higher risk of death than those living in a smokefree household.

Cancer Society Marlborough Would like to acknowledge the following businesses for providing total smokefree dining experiences: Raupo Cafe • French Essence Cafe • Gramado’s Restaurant Well done to Biddy Kates Irish Bar for refusing to sell tobacco products. If you want to stop selling this addictive product please contact Teresa Goza for advice and so we can raise your profile in Marlborough. Email: Website: Forum Building, Market Street, Blenheim, or Ph: 03 579 4379 Fax: 03 579 4381 Hours 9am - 4:30pm Mon to Fri

0800 Cancer

Improving community well being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer

What influences whether people are smokefree or not? Whanau: People around you: • Supportive family members can make it a lot • Role modelling is important for young people. easier for people who are trying to quit smokThe less they see smoking the less likely they ing by encouraging quit attempts. are to start. • Let your whanau know that you have a • Some people smoke because others around smokefree home and car. Have rules about them are smoking. no smoking in the car or house or outside • Being around people who are smoking makes around your kids. it harder for those people trying to quit. • If you and your whanau are smokefree there • The physical environment. is less chance that the young people in the • Research shows that those who trying to quit family will get addicted to tobacco. are supported by smokefree environments, • Even parents who smoke can make a positive as they don’t have to face the opportunity difference in their kids’ lives by tallking about to smoke. being smokefree, the risks of smoking, and • The more places that are smokefree are the how hard it is to quit. more likely it is that smoking will be seen as • less normal and more harmful.

Marlborough Primary Health Organisation


Supporting World Smoke-free Day


public notice

Landscaping, Home & Business Maintenance • • • • • • •

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Classifieds advertising PH 03 577 7868

Friday May 30, 2014

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Toyota Vista 1999 177klm 2.0ltr Auto S/ Wagon. Owner overseas. V.G cond. ideal second family car. Now $2600 ono. Ph 021 287 6743.

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Marlborough Vintners is looking for a “Cellar Hand” to join our team.

Alterations and Repairs

Quality tailoring at competitive prices

Rubbish Removal Mowing Pruning & Edging Drains & Stormwater Retaining Walls Plumbing:- Leaking Taps, Toilet blocks Etc. Insurance

Ph/txt Christine 021 703 020 / 579 5267 Same day service Blenheim

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SALES 5 2 B K I N R OSS STREET Kids items, glass coffee table, rugs, curtains, ornaments, home ware, jewellery, garden pebbles. After 8.00am

Call Rhys on 0224 289 182

Saturday 8am Gilbert St Furniture collections appliances something for everbody

INVITATION The Marlborough RSA cordially invites all veterans and spouses to an afternoon tea in the RSA Lounge of the Clubs of Marlborough on Friday 6 June 2014 to commence at 2:00 PM.

to share with working mother and 5 year old boy in witherlea area. Room good size with lots of sun. $120 for room. Txt or ph 027 609 9950 Phone 577 7868 to place your ad here

You must be able to demonstrate excellent attention to details and have a strong work ethic.

Please email or call at reception for an application form

As cellar hand you will be responsible for carrying out all cellar duties and other general winery work.

Applications close Wednesday 4/6/14

This will include barrel work which may involves lifting, filling, empting and cleaning. All tank work including entering tanks and ladder work.

Laboratory technician

Chemical handling, removal of grape marc either by hand or tractor/trailer unit. You must be physically fit and have forklift licence. Please send CV with cover letter to

Marlborough Vintners are looking for a lab technician to join our team. You must have winery experience and laboratory experience of at least 3 years.


Also the Marlborough Boys College will be giving a presentation on their recent European trip, including the ANZAC service at Le Quensoy, at approximately 5:15 PM.

Now Available At Trading Post $$$

Anyone requiring further information may contact Clubs of Marlborough Reception 5781059 or 5785230 or email

42 Arthur Street, Blenheim Phone 03 578 3663 for enquiries

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Duties will include analysis as per Analysis Matriz, preparation and dispatch of samples, be familiar with Winefile for data entry.

Driver/Labourer/Back up Excavator Operator

Must be physically fit and have a forklift licence. Please send CV with cover letter to

Council requires a positive, can-do team player who can share their skills and experience and display flexibility to respond to the varied situations this role demands. Are you skilled in the operation of vehicles (trucks) and plant and hold a current driver’s licence with at least Class 2 & RTW. F endorsement and skills in use of other minor plant would be an advantage. Do you have knowledge of and some experience in drainlaying and water reticulation maintenance and have operated an excavator previously?


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The Yard Bar & Bistro Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Blenheim for the issue of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 30 Maxwell Road, Blenheim, Marlborough District know as The Yard Bar & Bistro. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is Restaurant/ Bar/Bistro. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Marlborough District Licensing Committee at the Council Offices, Seymour Street, Blenheim. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240.

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Concrete Resurfacing Non-Slip, Decorative Designs.

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Applications close at 5.00 pm on 11 June 2014. Please visit our website to find out more about the role Careers/Current-Vacancies.aspx. For further information you are welcome to contact

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This is for a fix term to cover maternity leave.

Then at 3:00 PM there will be various presentations on “Air Power” by the RNZAF Initial Officer Training Course for about an hour and a half. Veterans recommended dress is “Medals may be worn”.

This is the first publication of this notice.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Blenheim Toyota offers the chance to join our service department team repairing, maintaining and servicing vehicles in our fully equipped and busy workshop. To be considered for this position, applicants must have the following skills: • A trade qualification or be an experienced apprentice or technician • Be professional and reliable • Excellent communication skills • A current NZ drivers license • WOF certification preferred, but not essential The successful applicant will enjoy working within a great company atmosphere, focused on customer service and achievement of department goals. On-going training and development is offered for this role. If you have what it takes to be a part of this team, please reply with a covering letter and a copy of your CV outlining your work history and qualifications to: Blenheim Toyota, P O Box 802, Blenheim d or uire reqvest serJune v e r i by Tuesday 10th 2014 a r e h rience kD p e c Tru or gra ce • Exp f n

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Vineyard Machinery OperatOr The Seaview Vineyard is located in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough. At approximately 1,000 hectares, it is one of New Zealand’s largest premium vineyards with a burgeoning reputation for the sustainable production of high quality grapes. Reporting to the Vineyard Manager, we are seeking highly motivated individuals with wide ranging experience in vineyard machinery operations to join our small but dedicated production team. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will possess the following attributes: • Proven vineyard experience with good track record and references • Reliable with a strong work ethic • The desire to join a team which is intent on being the best • Good practical skills • A strong team player • Good sense of humour and can do attitude • Ability to work long and varied hours during the vintage period A competitive wage will be given to the successful applicant and transport to and form our Seddon-based vineyard will be provided. irrigatiOn assistant We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person with good mathematical skills to fill a position maintaining the irrigation on our 1000 hectare vineyard at Seaview. The position involves fixing pipe from lateral dripline to 200mm mainline, fertigation and filter maintenance. Previous experience operating small diggers would be a advantage. Please send covering letter and CV to Gareth Goodsir, Po Box 545, Blenheim or Email Application close Friday 20th June

Personal Banker Blenheim Our ASB Blenheim branch, situated in the Marlborough Region, enjoys one of NZ sunniest climates with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters. It is also well known as the centre of the NZ wine industry. This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to relocate to Blenheim or wanting to take the next step in their financial banking career. ASB prides itself in being a little bit different, we embrace innovation and as an employer we realise that our greatest assets are our people. In the words of one of the ASB Team “From the time I joined the branch I realised how lucky I was to be given the opportunity to work with a truly unbeatable team”. As a Personal Banker, you will be responsible for the proactive promotion of ASB Bank products and services. You will develop new business through the provision of Customer Service Officer referrals, proactive follow-ups, and regular outbound calling to clients; as well as continuously educating your customers on the various options available to them to meet their individual needs. You will be the type of person who not only wants to reach your targets but exceed them. Existing banking experience is essential, while lending knowledge and previous experience in a similar position would be advantageous. ASB gives you the tools in terms of a range of exciting products, a dedicated, supportive team around you and as far as Sales & Service goes you do the rest. This is a permanent full time role working Monday to Friday from 8:15am to 5:00pm. A final word from one of the team “if you have the drive and live the values then ASB will support you to achieve your goals.” If you can add value to our team, we’re certain you’ll feel valued for it. To apply for this role go to Job Reference: JTD112060 Closing date for this role is: 3rd June 2014


Friday May 30, 2014

Historic journey By Celeste Lodewyk It has been an 18-year long journey for Blenheim woman Gwenda Hodson, but finally her book titled ‘Onamalutu - A sentimental journey’ has been published. Gwenda joked that it would be her “first and last” book but was thrilled to see it completed. As a young child growing up, Gwenda has many fond memories of the families who lived in the Onamalutu area. “At one stage Onamalutu was bustling with gold mining and milling so there were many families who came to live and work there. “It didn’t last long, however, but the history has which is all included in this book,” she said. The idea to write the book came when Gwenda met with the late Anne Davis who invited her to join the Renwick Museum. Anne had been collecting information and history on Onamalutu for the museum and encouraged Gwenda to write her book.

“When she passed away I carried on, visiting the families and collecting photographs and ended up with a big folder full of research. “ T he museum suppor ted me by applying for grants to fund the book’s publication,” she said. Cynthia and Graham Brooks both worked on the editing and p h o t og r a p hy, while their daughter Wendy did the book’s graphics. Nearly 100 copies have been printed and are now on sale through the Gwenda Hodson has just completmuseum for $45. ed an 18-year-long historic journey, An official book launch will researching and publishing her be held on June 16 at 2pm at the book about Onamalutu. Photo by Renwick Museum. Celeste Lodewyk

Chopper appeal hits streets Volunteers will be on the streets of Blenheim and Picton today collecting donations for the Life Flight Trust Appeal. Marlburians are being asked to give generously to the appeal in aid of Wellington’s Life Flight Helicopter, which also services the Marlborough region. Mary Beesley, who is coordinating the appeal with the support of Lindsay Moir and the Blenheim Lions Club, said approximately five missions are conducted by the chopper each week and each mission costs $2500. About 125 volunteers will be on the streets and in shops and supermarkets collecting cash for the cause. Ms Beesley thanked all the collectors who are giving up their time today.

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World Cup Finals close


It’s fair to say we don’t understand the love for football in this country. It’s difficult to put into context. The love we have for the All Blacks is strong, but constrained by the passive nature of our fans. It is said in Manchester there are two religions, United and City. Families are split down the middle on game day as they are in the other great footballing cities – London, Rome, Madrid, Athens… But that fandom does not come close to the fanaticism of Brazil’s fans, one of the reasons I am

KARTING The 29th edition of the Central New Zealand Sunbelts Championship takes place this weekend. The two-day event begins in Blenheim, at the Cresswell Electrical Kart Raceway, at 10am tomorrow. It moves to Nelson on Sunday.

TRIATHLON Early bird entries are open for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Women’s Triathlon in a few months. The event takes place on Sunday, November 30. To enter visit the Marlborough Women’s Triathlon website. Entries are limited to 500.

looking forward to the action in this year’s World Cup Finals. It is said being a therapist in Brazil is a poor career choice, as football serves as a secondary purpose as a forum for venting frustration. Going to a club match can literally be a matter of life and death in a place which is a study in contrasts in regards to just about every social indicator, but is united in its passion for the round ball. Earlier this year a fan was killed when a toilet bowl, which had been ripped from the stadium

restroom, was thrown from the stands. But it’s not just the fans. Last year, an amateur referee was decapitated and his head placed on a stake after he stabbed a player to death during the match. While it’s presumptuous to say this kind of thuggery will mar the World Cup, the fans’ passion is one of the reasons it is the most viewed sporting event on the planet. The finals start on June 12. Go the Greeks.



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Tasman students tackle the hills


Students put their stamina to the test during the regional secondary schools’ cross country champs held in Blenheim on Wednesday. Ten Tasman secondary schools were involved in the event, which saw students tackle a variety of courses over the Wither Hills. Gail Fletcher from Marlborough Boys’ College, who hosted the event, said courses ranged from 3km for the year nines and juniors to 6km for the senior boys. There were also short and long courses for students with intellectual disabilities. Despite some wind on the hills, it was a great day for competition. “It is a brilliant day and the course is dry underfoot, so that’s important,” she said. While the cross country is an annual event, it has been about eight years since Blenheim last hosted it.

Entries for the Woody Pig and Deer Hunt have now closed. The hunt begins on Friday, and continues through to Sunday. The weigh-in begins on Sunday at 2pm, and prize giving will be held from 4:30pm.

GYMNASTICS Entries are open for the 2014 Top of the South Gymnastics Championships, which will be held in Blenheim this year. It will be held at Stadium 2000 on the weekend of July 12 and 13. Entries for all recreational and competitive gymnasts are open until June 6. For more information contact the Blenheim Gymnastics Club.

Participants finishing the Senior girls’ race.

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MBC Senior Gold’s Isaac van Velthooven spiking the ball while Woodbourne Warriors Joel Waipo attempts to block during the Fairweathers’ Senior Summer League premier grade final recently. Photo supplied.

Fairweathers’ Senior Volleyball League The Woodbourne Warriors overcame MBC Senior Gold in a thrilling Fairweathers’ Senior Summer Volleyball League final last week. The premier grade final was close all the way through, with both teams winning one close set each before Woodbourne prevailed 28-26 in the third. Other grade winners on the night included Safe Crackers in C grade, MBC Year 10 Gold in social grade A and MIA in social grade B. The triples tournament was held last night at Stadium 2000.

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