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View from the High Street bridge, where the girl was swept away.

The flooded Taylor River near Beaver Road, where she was taken to safety.

Flood heroes Jeremy McKenzie and Angus Pauley. Photos by Kristy Martin.

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By Adam Poulopoulos Two men are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a 12-year-old schoolgirl who got swept away in the swollen Taylor River on Wednesday morning. Marlborough Boys’ College head boy Angus Pauley, 17, and winemaker and multisport athlete Jeremy McKenzie managed to pull the girl out of the rushing water after she went in on her way to school, about 8.45am. Angus said he and mum Helen drove past the High Street bridge and saw the girl in waist-deep water underneath, trying to cross a footbridge with her bike. Continued page 3


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Airport terminal expansion starts soon The Marlborough Airport terminal expansion could begin as soon as next week, with negotiations for the contract now underway. The airport board has approved the Warren and Mahoney design for the project and work is scheduled to be completed this summer. The extensions will increase the public space at the airport, easing the pressure that has been increasing with growing passenger numbers

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By Kristy Martin Delilah Bown is living proof you are never too young to learn the value of money. The two-year-old Blenheim girl has been helping her parents sell limes outside their Percy Street home for the past two months. Delilah helps pick the limes from the family’s backyard trees, assists with the counting and bagging and helps set up the stall on weekends. The little entrepreneur is even involved in the marketing process. Delilah and mum Melanie use chalk to promote the lime stall on the footpath and direct foot traffic toward their house.

“At the end of the day she collects the takings and transfers the money to her money box and then we use it for activities like kindy gym and swimming,” Melanie said. “I used to work in banking for 10 years so I wanted her to start thinking about money early.” The honesty box at the lime stall was stolen recently and Melanie said it was disheartening. They now collect the cash in their locked letterbox. “You can’t let a couple of bad apples spoil the whole cart and plus the support from our neighbours has been amazing. “People have really gotten behind it and we’re really thankful.”

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(L-R) Sergeant Mark Lucas, the girl's father Luke McIsaac and his partner Katie Broome, rescuers Jeremy McKenzie and Angus Pauley, and Angus's parents Helen and Gary Pauley.


Heroes save schoolgirl from Taylor River Continued from page 1 “I yelled out ‘Are you OK?’ and she shouted back ‘I need my mum.’ “I ran down to the river bank, but by the time I got there her bike was gone and she had been swept away.” He said he did not want to jump into the river immediately. “I didn’t want there to be two people to rescue.” Mr McKenzie said he spotted Angus, who had stripped to his underwear, running along the

bank. “When I first saw Angus I thought the police were chasing him, but then I realised he was chasing this girl down the river.” Angus jumped in behind the girl, and Mr McKenzie went in 20 metres downstream so he could catch the pair as they came past. The men kicked into an eddy and took the girl, who had consumed a lot of water, up the bank near Beaver Road before first aid was performed.

About five minutes passed between the men jumping in the water and getting back to the bank. “I went for a 3.5 kilometre swim at the pool earlier in the day, but the five minute splurge was a lot tougher than the 3.5km,” Mr McKenzie said. After coming out of the river both Angus and the girl were taken to hospital, with the head boy suffering mild hypothermia. The girl’s father Luke McIsaac and his partner Katie Broome

thanked the rescuers ‘from the bottom of their hearts’. Sergea nt Ma rk Luca s of Blenheim police also praised the pair, thanking them for the ‘awesome outcome’ and saying they deserved the hero title. “I think a hero is to put your own life at risk to save someone else... “It definitely meets the criteria of hero in my books.” He urged the public to err on the side of caution and stay away when the river flooded.

Rain causes chaos Heavy rainfall this week has led to flooding and a number of road closures throughout the region. Yesterday saw Nelson Street in Blenheim closed and traffic diverted to surrounding streets due to the swelling of the Taylor River. All footbridges along the river were closed, including the one at Beaver Road, near where a schoolgirl was pulled from the water by two rescuers. Parts of Pollard Park were underwater and the Linkwater School closed early on Wednesday due to surface flooding on the students’ bus route. Motorists have been urged to take

care and Marlborough Roads reported frustration after some drivers were seen attempting to drive through closed roads. Heavy rainfall in Picton, which received more than 250mm on Wednesday, created problems for the town’s stormwater and sewerage systems. The wet weather caused sewage overflows from the three pump stations, in Dublin Street, Surrey Street and Fisherman’s Reserve. Council said there were also overflows from manholes in the town and contractors had to pump sewage out through the rail marshalling yards to the Waitohi Stream to prevent overflows in private properties.

Police are seeking to identify the driver who hit a pedestrian on the zebra crossing on Seymour Street, outside Countdown supermarket, about 4.15pm on Wednesday. To view footage of the incident, visit the Marlborough Police Facebook page. If you witnessed the event at the time or have any further information, call police on 578 5279.

A man in his early 50s is believed to have suffered two broken legs when a tractor crushed him against a vehicle near Picton Wharf on Wednesday. The injured man was stabilised at the scene by St John paramedics just after 4.30pm before being transported to Wairau Hospital in a moderate to serious condition.

HEALTH MEETING The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will hold a public meeting next Wednesday, June 18, from 5pm to 7pm in the Marlborough Convention Centre in order to discuss the Top of the South Review Report that was released last month. To view the report, visit the DHB website


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Interislander is assiting police with the investigation into the death of a man found in Wellington Harbour on Monday. The body of Upper Hutt man Graham Hutcheon, 57, was pulled from the harbour on Monday afternoon. Police were trying to determine whether Mr Hutcheon was a passenger on the Interislander sailing between Picton and Wellington.













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SPEAKER SERIES Labour Party leader David Cunliffe will be speaking at Mondrians Restaurant, at the Scenic Hotel, later this month. The event starts at noon on Monday, June 23. For more information and to RSVP contact the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

SHORTLISTED FOR AWARDS Marlborough Research Centre chief executive Gerald Hope and general manager of the Riddet Institute at Massey University Mark Ward are finalists in this year’s New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Food Industry Excellence Awards. The awards recognise leadership, innovation, eco-efficiency and service to the food industry, and are open to any company or employee from across New Zealand’s food and beverage sector. The award winners will be announced on July 2.

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Local brand and territory owner Debbie Webster and Mike Pero (pictured right) opened Mike Pero Real Estate’s new Blenheim office this week. The office, at 6 George Street, was opened in a ceremony on Tuesday night. Ms Webster leased the office at the end of March, and since then both the interior and exterior have been painted, and the carpet relaid. T he of f ic e is now op en for business.

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PAYMARK SPENDING Marlborough’s card spending during May was up on the same time last year, according to the latest figures. The figures, from electronics payment provider Paymark, said Marlburians spent $45.2 million last month, up 7.1 per cent from May 2013. Their 880,000 transactions had risen 6.4 per cent on the same time last year. Both increases were part of a wider national trend.

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By Adam Poulopoulos Local 21-year-old Alex Williams was saving to head overseas this year, but decided to use the money in a different way. Alexandra’s Beauty Boutique, her new business, opened on Monday. Alex operates out of the Hair By Kardos premises, at 28 Maxwell Road. The former Marlborough Girls’ College pupil was set on a trip to Europe later in the year after completing a few odd jobs and finishing a harvest with Giesen Wines. She said that all changed when Kardos manager Debbie Jensen had a word in her ear four months ago. “I wasn’t really thinking about the business but I did a few wed-

ding makeup jobs with Debbie. “She asked if I would think about going out on my own, and it just went from there. “I started to look for supplies and thought how to renovate the room.” With a bit of help from family and friends, Alex got the business off the ground. She said her first week had been better than expected. “I was expecting the worst. I just wanted to get things open. “I talked to a girl who started a salon down in Christchurch and she said she started slowly, but I’m really lucky. I’ve had clients every day.” She said the boutique was already fully booked for the Marlborough Combined Colleges Formal on Friday, September 19.

Babich passes harvest test By Adam Poulopoulos The general manager of New Zealand’s newest winery said it passed through its first vintage with flying colours. Babich Winery, at the Cloudy Bay Business Park, opened in March, in time for harvest. The winery’s construction began last May and finished in January, and was managed by Apollo Projects Marlborough. General manager David Babich said the winery performed well in what was a rain-hit first harvest. “It’s been a dream. “It really came down to how quick we got the grapes off and into the winery. This place ran very smoothly.” He said the winery, which has a holding capacity of 5000 tonnes and a different tank for

General manager David Babich on the winery floor.

each block of grapes, operated very efficiently during harvest. “It runs entirely indoors, so you don’t have the hot sun beating down on the tanks.

“Being energy-efficient is being cost effective and environmentally responsible, and aligning with how we have to operate as wineries now and in

the future.” He said they expected the winery to routinely operate at 350 tonnes a day during harvest, but found themselves operating comfortably above 400 tonnes. Babich moved to build the new winery after 12 years half-sharing their old facility with Rapaura Vintners. “There’s nothing quite like building exactly what you want,” Mr Babich said. He said there was space to expand if they needed to, as they were only using 0.9 hectares of the 1.5h space. “It’s just tricky because you’ve got to know if you’ll get grapes first.” Next year Babich Wines celebrates its 100th vintage.

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Hearing draft annual plan submissions Leov who advocated for more road sealing for his remote community and Tua Marina School pupils 12-year old Ella Schöni, and 11-year-old Tāne Anderson, helping to represent the Rarangi District Residents’ Association with a call for extensions to the Rarangi walkway and cycleway. Councillors spent three days last week hearing from submitters and another full day this week considering all the proposals that were put forward before they settled on the programme of services and activities to be funded in the coming year. With Council reserve funds in good shape thanks to strong returns from Council-owned forests and the sale of sections from its residential property development in Taylor Pass, much of the spending on social

Dog Registration Fees 2014/2015 Registration Year In accordance with the requirements of Section 37(6) of the Dog Control Act 1996, Council has determined that the dog registration fees for 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 registration year will be: Class of Dog Registration Fee Working Dog $24.50 Non Working Dog Category 1 $57.00 Non Working Dog Category 2 $86.00 Dangerous Dog 150% of the fee that would normally apply to that dog All dogs over 3 months must be registered by 31 July 2014. Forms for re-registering of dogs will be sent out in June to the owner’s last known address. Payment and registration is required to be completed by 31 July 2014. Dogs can be registered by post, by direct credit or in person at: Animal Control Office, 56 Main Street, Blenheim (opposite Smith & Smith Glass) Council Office, 15 Seymour Street, Blenheim between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday Picton Library and Service Centre, 67 High Street, Picton between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday

Temporary Road Closure Battys Road Marlborough Roads wishes to advise that Battys Road between SH 6 (Middle Renwick Road) and Lakings Road will be closed from: 6.00 pm Saturday 14 June 2014 to 5.00 am Sunday 15 June for the purpose of a watermain upgrade. During this time residents will be able to access their property with possible slight delays. Marlborough Roads apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and asks for your patience until the work is complete. For any queries please contact Marlborough Roads Ph: 03 520 8330.

Temporary closure of Coathanger Car Park The Coathanger Car Park, off Wellington Street, Picton, will be closed to members of the public from midnight Monday 30 June 2014 and will re-open 5pm Thursday 3 July 2014 to enable the car park to be remarked. This period has been chosen to complete the work as the carpark has its lowest occupancy rates during the winter season. Alternative parking is available at the High Street Car Park. All reserved parking permit holders will be contacted nearer the time. We apologise for any inconvenience during these essential works.

Winter warmers reading programme at Blenheim Library 2014! Winter Warmers is a fun programme for children aged 5 to 12 years old that runs over a four week period, starting two weeks before the school holidays and ending the last Friday of the holidays, with a certificate prize-giving. The programme involves participants drawing or writing in their Winter Warmer booklets about the books they read over this period, visiting the library to tell us about the books and receiving some incentive prizes along the way. It’s a great way for children to get enthusiastic about books! Please visit the library to register. Registrations for the programme open 16 June and are limited to 100 participants – so get in early! Contact: Tracey or Emily on Ph: 03 5207470

Submissions on Council’s Draft Annual Plan came from young and old and from across the district this year with a total of 303 submissions received. More than 70 people came in to make a submission in person, including French Pass farmer Harry

and sports infrastructure in the year ahead will be possible without calling on rates. The Council meets again on Thursday 26 June to formally adopt the 201415 Annual Plan and set the rates for the coming year. The new rates come into effect from 1 July 2014.

Pedestrian and Courtesy Crossings On average, 36 pedestrians are killed and 1000 pedestrians are injured on New Zealand roads every year. In Marlborough and in the rest of New Zealand there are two main types of pedestrian crossings. It is important that both pedestrians and motorists know the different rules that apply to each crossing type. Pedestrian Crossings Motorists approaching a pedestrian crossing should always be prepared to slow down and be ready to stop for any pedestrians stepping onto, or on the crossing. This also includes people waiting to use the crossing. A pedestrian crossing is an area of road that has white stripes marked across it. You will also notice black and white poles at the crossing. The poles are mounted with fluorescent orange disks, or round yellow lights that flash at night. White diamonds are sometimes painted on the road before the crossing, and a white limit line shows you where to stop. Some crossings have raised islands in the middle, creating a ‘refuge’ where pedestrians can stop. These are helpful for pedestrians crossing wide, two-way roads or multi-lane roads, because they allow them to walk across one direction of traffic at

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a time. Courtesy Crossings Courtesy crossings are not official pedestrian crossings. They provide a place where drivers can stop safely to allow pedestrians to cross. However, drivers are not obliged to stop at courtesy crossings, so use them with care. Courtesy crossings are usually made of bricks or paving and are often raised above the level of the road. Although not official pedestrian crossings, they do provide a place for pedestrians to cross. Drivers should always be courteous to pedestrians using a courtesy crossing. General Rules for Pedestrian Crossings • Cross the road only when it is safe to do so. • Always check all nearby roads for vehicles before you cross and quickly walk straight across the road. • Remember, it takes time for a vehicle to stop. Be sensible and wait for a gap in the traffic before crossing the road. • When crossing the road at an intersection, remember to check behind and in front for turning vehicles.

If you need to cross the road when you get off a bus, wait until the bus has moved away before checking for moving vehicles. • If you are within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing you must use the crossing provided to cross the road. • Be careful when driving past parked vehicles, pedestrians may walk out without warning. • Don’t step out suddenly onto a pedestrian crossing if any vehicles are so close to the crossing that they cannot stop. • Never overtake a vehicle that is slowing down for a pedestrian crossing or has stopped to let someone cross. School Crossings School crossings, also known as kea crossings, they provide a safe place for children to safely cross the road. They generally only operate before and after school. When school crossings are operating, a fluorescent orange Children sign will be displayed, along with a School Patrol Stop sign that swings out into the road. When the School Patrol Stop sign is out, vehicles coming from both directions must stop and stay stopped until all signs have been pulled in.

Telephone Tips

If you don’t know the caller, don’t give any personal information to them even if they claim to be from a legitimate organisation. If you are at all concerned, take their number and call them back. Never give out your PIN number or bank account number to any caller. Don’t get brow-beaten by aggressive telemarketing calls. Compose a standard response which you can repeat easily, then hang up. If you get a crank call, hang up immediately. If calls continue, contact your telephone company for further advice.

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Keep emergency numbers near your telephone, including a neighbour or someone close by. It’s a good idea to have these programmed into your phone on speed dial. It’s a good safety measure to have a phone extension in your bedroom or, if you have a mobile phone, keep it by your bedside at night. Please note that the Council’s annual resident satisfaction survey is underway this month. Our telephone survey is being conducted by a professional research company. You may be phoned during the day, in the evening or at the weekend and invited to give your views on the Council’s performance.

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TO FARMERS Today I needed 2 things. Winter jacket for my daughter and a pair of nice plus size jeans for me. Once again your plus sizes are non existent and you had a total of 2 winter jacket for girls available. I thought it was time somebody mentioned to you in winter kids do need jackets, and there are curvy woman in Marlborough that want to buy pants. I notice your small designer clothes are always in stock regardless of renovation. Hope you don’t go.

HOUSING NZ I don’t undrstand why u put 1 person n a 2 bedroom house and told a married couple they had 2 have a one unit its got me wanding what going on I know its been taken over by winzs. I know of a lady who just move n2 a 2 bedroom. How the hell she got that I don’t know. Hope she paying her rent 2 u ones.

RE: UNHEALTHY SERVICES I would like to agree with “Unhealthy Services-Friday”. I have been waiting a year so far to get tests that would confirm the diagnosis of MS. Without diagnosis there is no meds. Without med, more long term damage in my brain. Nice one NMDH.

NICE WORK i didnt expect to get my paper yestaday - nice work you poor buggers delivering tha papers in the rain. cheers

Australian caught speeding, 81km in a 50km zone, $300 fine. Sort your fine scale out Police, should’ve thrown the book at the driver.

CHEERS MATE Feeling great last nit of work for the week need a cold beer. Justin Horse Collins. Kurr!!!

RE: LIVING IN THE 70’S Sir with all due respect, indicating when leaving a roundabout is not only courteous to other road users, it is THE LAW. And for a very good reason. You may like to check a road code for the 21st century before making a future similar comment. Regards, a citizen born in the 80s.

POLITICS Great to see Janette Walker tackling the big issues. Real good woman, will make great MP. You got my vote Janette!

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Rates up 3.26% Council has decided to increase the overall rates take for the year by 3.26 per cent and has named upgrading the region’s social infrastructure as the reason behind most of the spending decisions. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said council agreed it should not further postpone the repair and maintenance of social infrastructure, particularly sports facilities, which had been on hold for the last few years during difficult economic times. “We can only avoid doing some of this maintenance work for so long before we start creating bigger problems for ourselves in the future,” he said. Councillors approved the Annual Plan 2014-15 with the 3.26 per cent rates increase. “The bulk of our rates continue to go into core council activities; our essential services like roads maintenance and upgrades of Blenheim’s sewerage and Picton’s water,” Mr Sowman said. “But as we have good financial reserves we have been able to loosen the purse strings slightly for some very deserving projects.” Councillors agreed to funding requests from cycling, equestrian and cricket clubs in Marlborough. The council was in the fortunate position of having investments making good returns for the ratepayers of Marlborough and healthy reserves in place, according to the mayor. Reserve funds would be used for the district’s sports facilities. Councilllors would also support community-led projects like the new Link Pathway project, a walking-cycling track connecting Havelock and Picton. Destination Marlborough was granted $100,000 sourced from rates with another $100,000 from reserve funds for marketing, but also to contribute towards the cost of a review of the overall model for smart and connected, tourism marketing and events promotion within the Marlborough economy. Other rates funding • $20,000 for the new Marlborough Heritage Trust • $27,156 for upgrading rural roading at French Pass • $10,000 for council’s Sister City relationships • $7500 for Awatere Community Trust • $5000 for Marlborough Migrant Centre • $5000 for Picton Historical Society

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Mailbox sent packing By Adam Poulopoulos Burleigh residents are furious following the removal of the area’s public post office box last Friday. The box, which was located outside the Burleigh Store on Battys Road, was taken away by contractors. It had stood there since 1961, when a previous store owner had it installed. Grosvenor Jones, who lives near the store and is the full time carer of his wife Margaret, said the closest mailbox was now on Maxwell Road. “There must be people like me who can’t leave home for long. I have to be with her 24 hours a day. “For me it was very handy, being across

the road. “It would be tragic if we lost it.” The box has been replaced by a squirrel ornament. The box has been removed with a new residential subdivision, on Colonial Vineyards land across the road from the store, still expected to go ahead. Dai Jones, who owns the Burleigh store site, said a sign had gone on the box, saying it could be removed. “They put a sign on it saying if we don’t use it it’ll go, and now they say we’re not using it enough so they’re taking it away.” He said the box had a large catchment area to draw from.

“A lot of people live up in the valleys around Fairhall, and a lot of people work out at Woodbourne, and they come in their uniforms to use the box.” New Zealand Post Nelson area manager Rodney Laing said two boxes in Blenheim, at Burleigh and on Parker Street, had been removed due to low foot traffic. “Nationally, the rapid decline in mail volumes has led to a drop in mail lodged in posting boxes. “In the future, the boxes are more likely to be located in areas where there is high foot traffic such as shopping malls and in front of supermarkets.” Grosvenor Jones and Burleigh store co-owner Jane Dickenson with the squirrel which has replaced the Burleigh PO Box.





‘Must reads’ at book fair If you are looking for a good book to read over the winter months, you’ll find some of the classic ‘must read’ books along with contemporary fiction and non-fiction at the Cancer Society Marlborough’s book fair. The event starts today and runs through to Sunday. This second-hand book fair is being held at 53 Charles Street from 9:30am - 4:30pm and is an annual fundraising event. Fundraiser Zoe Gray said people have been generously dropping off books and volunteers have been busy sorting them into categories ready for the sale. The Cancer Society Marlborough receives no direct government funding. All profits from the book fair will help The Cancer Society to provide their service to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer across Marlborough.



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Marlborough males are being encouraged to take easy steps to take care of themselves as part of Men’s Health Week. The Cancer Society-run initiative began on Monday, and finishes on Sunday. The society has set up a website,, to help men improve anything from their mental health to recognising the signs of cancer. Tasman Makos hooker Jesse MacDonald said it was crucial to have a clean lifestyle. “It’s about becoming healthier. It’s pretty important for a longer life, and being around family and friends for as long as possible. “Don’t take the easy way out. Get involved, even if it is for a walk of 30 minutes of fitness.” Cancer Society Marlborough health promoter Teresa Goza said many events could affect a man’s health, including job loss, long working hours and depression. She said there were a variety of ways men

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could make sure they stay healthy. “Maintain that well-tuned body by keeping your weight down, staying smokefree, checking yourself over or braving a visit

to the doctor. “You don’t need expensive gym equipment to work out, you just need time. “If it gets your heart rate up, it’s good.”

Kids for Kids concerts sell out

Sixteen Marlborough primary and intermediate schools met in Blenheim this week for the Kids for Kids World Vision music show. The sold-out ‘Everything is KaPai’ concerts were held at the Floor Pride Civic Theatre last night and on Wednesday. Schools as far afield as Picton came to play in the events, with eight taking part each night. Former Zed frontman Nathan King came to front the two shows, which also included ukulele players and narrators. The 20th Kids for Kids national tour began in We sell & service farm ATV’s and 2 wheelers. Dunedin on May 13. Bikes and a whole range of accessories. Tour manager Dayna Vawdrey said the show had Bikes for all ages - 2 & 4 wheels become iconic. “I think it’s almost become part of Kiwi culture. “It’s about kids rehearsing with the choirs and AUTHORISED DEALER being part of a big show.” She said it also helped the kids learn to become

Nathan King leads the kids in a rehearsal.

comfortable in front of an audience. The tour moves to Nelson for its next show on Monday.

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Friday June 13, 2014

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Friday June 13, 2014

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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 13 June 2014 2nd Creative Scarf Expo (Creative Fibre Guild) 22 Scott St 10am - 4pm last day tomorrow. Free Entry. Rovers Meeting 6pm at Paddy Barry’s pub to gauge interest for a possible Blenheim Rovers Club. Rovers, a division of SCOUTS, is open to anyone aged 18-26. Rovers help their communities by supporting local organisations and groups, fundraising for charities and voluntary organisations, assisting with environmental projects, and delivering SCOUTS Jamborees, camps, and National Kea & Cub Days. Lavish - Christian Women of Influence conference. This evening and all day Saturday at the Convention Centre. Visit or Phone 578 2395 for further information 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

Conservation Kids NZ “Whale Day’ Join the CKNZ team for another fun filled afternoon learning all about Whales! All ages welcome, 5-12 ideal. No bookings necessary. 2-4pm - Gold Coin entry at the Office. NZ Movie Night - Free Willy - Bring a cushion and join us for popcorn and a movie! No bookings necessary. 6.30pm-8.30pm at Office. Ph Tash Luxton on 021 1010 818. Self-publishing workshop 9am-1 pm at Fairhall School Library, New Renwick Road. Tutor: Wendy Scott, Hokitika. Please contact Dot, 578 8029 email: dotscot@ Marlborough Singers present “Showtime” Featuring the best loved songs from Musicals. Wesley Centre Today7.30pm and tomorrow 2pm. Tickets $10 at door. Ph Mere 572 8261. Tokomaru Netball Club Picton presents “An Evening of Inspiration” Where you can mingle and chat and listen to guest speakers Marg Foster and Noeline Taurua. It’s at the Port Marlborough Pavilion in Picton, from 7:30. Its $30 a ticket and for more info call Maria on 027 404 1462. 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 578 2471. Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835. 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. Picton RSA Presents Sam I Am - 7pm.

Sun 15 June 2014

New Zealand Police are holding their first national open day. This is a chance to meet your local police force, see policing in action and partake in some fun activities. 10am - 2pm at the Blenheim Police Station Main Street Blenheim. For more info call 578 5279.

Blenheim Country Music Club Day From 1pm Redwoodtown School Hall $3 entry - all visitors welcome to play or sing refreshments provided.

French Pianist Claire Rouault Chosen amongst the “Favourite places and people in NZ” for 2014 by “North&South” magazine. Nativity Church, from 2.30pm. Adults $22, Children and Students under 25 Free. To Buy Ph 0800 224 224 or visit www. Whale Exploration Tour Join Dolphin Watch & Nature Tours as they show you the amazing marine mammals of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Bookings essential. 8.30 check in at the Office, 9am departure. Movie Night - BLACKFISH - Light Refreshments provided. Proceeds go to Conservation Kids NZ Bookings essential. 7-9pm at the Office. Tickets $10 per adult, $5 per child. (PG 13) Ph Tash Luxton on 021 101 0818. Motocross Club Day Marlborough motorcycle Club Motocross. Details to be posted on the Club website and Facebook page. Riding for all ages and abilities at a local venue. For confirmation on venue email or visit Marlborough Kennel Assn. Ribbon parade, Omaka Entries 10.15 judging 11am. Held wet or fine spectators welcome. Ph Sharon 5785311. Ulysses Ride Pack your picnic lunch for a ride to Oyster Bay on the Port Underwood Road. Meet at Railway Stn (south end) at 10.45am departs at 11am. Blenheim Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45 & 3.00pm. Fares Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY.

Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776. Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789. Tramping Club Mary 5728762. 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. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Thomas The Tank engine rides. Doris 579 4357.


Sunday 15 - Saturday 21 June National Volunteer Week - Thank a volunteer because volunteers cast a beautiful shadow. Volunteers strengthen our community and make Marlborough vibrant. For further enquires email

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. Marlborough Vitners Hotel Old Wine & Vinyls in the Vines. 1-4pm.

Pony Club at Grounds, New Renwick Rd 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984.

o 2nd Creative Scarf Exp Scott St 10am (Creative Fibre Guild) 22 Free Entry. 4pm last day tomorrow.

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


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

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

The Tommy dorsey orchesTrA The kiNgs of swiNg Wednesday 16th July @ 7.30pm Admit One: A Reserve $91.90 Admit One: B Reserve $81.90

The seArchers 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

The Quartet at Dodson Street 4pm - 7pm. Swing, Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Evergreens. Ph 577 8348.

Marlborough 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 578 5050.

Saturday 14 June 2014

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Mt. Vernon Ground Traverse A choice of three events organised by The Marlborough Harrier Club All runs start at Wither Hills Farm car park at the top end of Redwood Street. Spot prizes and BBQ. Everyone welcome to participate. Registrations from 9am on the day. Ph Tracey 579 3036 or Brent 027 304 3210.

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

Sunday 27th July @ 7.30pm Admit One $69.90

high school musicAl Tues 5th – Sat 9th August @ 7.30pm Sat 9th August @ 2.00pm Adult 32.00 Conc (65+) $29.00 Child (u19) $22.00

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

NZso - iN The hAll of The mouNTAiN kiNg Saturday 22 November 2014 @ 7.30pm Adult $52.00 Conc(65+) $47.00 Child (U19) $17.00 Pre Show talk 6.45pm

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

Nativity church

freNch PiANisT clAire rouAulT Sunday 15th June 2014 @ 2.30pm Adult $22.00 Child/Students under 25 Free • • (03) 520 8560

MarlBorouGh GirlS colleGe

mdBB – Pre coNTesT coNcerT Sunday 29th June @ 2pm Adult $20.00 Conc (65+) $15.00 Child (u18) $8.00

MarlBorouGh BoyS colleGe

The irish rovers – fArewell To roviN’ Tour Friday 10th October 2014 @ 7.30pm Admit One: 77.00

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Friday June 13, 2014

Careers evening


Monday, June 16 7-9pm Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000

Face it – you’re born to create Calling all aspiring designers, artists, musicians and writers. The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Creative Industries is a creative hub, where students can specialise in visual arts and design, digital design and photography, music, writing for the creative industries or interior design. Creative Industries students at NMIT are actively involved with the local arts community – participating in

key events such as Light Nelson and the Nelson Arts Festival. Students are also encouraged to collaborate across disciplines, for example, digital photography and video production students work together with their contemporary music counterparts to produce music videos, documentaries or photographic shows. Many Creative Industries programmes can be started mid-year. www.nmit.


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Community invited to Careers Evening By Celeste Lodewyk Looking for information on your study path, or perhaps you have decided on a change of career? These are great reasons to attend the annual Careers Evening being held on Monday at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, organised by the Marlborough Boys’ College. This is the 20th year this successful event has run, which sees a number of tertiary and education providers visit Blenheim to provide information on their study options. MBC assistant principal James Ryan says this is very much a ‘community event’ and he invites everyone from primary-aged

students through to adults to take this opportunity to meet with the providers. “Some students might already have an idea of what career they wish to pursue so it’s good for them to speak with these providers and find out the steps to take toward their goals. “Likewise for students who don’t know what they want to do, it’s an opportunity for them and their parents to go along, collect information and start thinking about study options,” he says. According to James, events such as this also help give students “focus” when in the classroom. “The moment students have something to focus on they have

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a higher rate of engagement and more energy in class. “There are less problems outside of class and they progress better, so it’s important that events such as this Careers Evening occur,” he says. New providers visiting Blenheim this year include Waikato University, Inland Revenue and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. For the first time all NZ-based universities will be attending as well as polytechnics, the armed forces and industry and businessbased training providers. The Careers Evening kicks off at 7pm and finishes at 9pm, and CPR coffee and Subway will remain open during this time.

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Careers Evening Marlborough Boys’ College extends an open invitation to its annual careers evening for all students, parents and members of the public.

It will be held at

Stadium 2000 on Monday June 16 from 7-9pm

Call Mike McCann on 021 786 871 or 578 0213

There will be 40 providers attending from the armed forces, universities, polytechnics, private training enterprises and industry training organisations.

30 Page Street Blenheim email:


We will be at the Marlborough Careers Expo Date and time: Monday 16 June, 7pm Location: Stadium 2000 Kinross Street, Blenheim


The Sun

Friday June 13, 2014

Print making a good way to ‘refresh yourself’ By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim will be treated to a unique art form next month when artist Melanie Riley hosts her ‘Print Making Workshop’ through the Marlborough Art Society. Melanie, originally from Christchurch, has taught art for a number of years in secondary schools and privately from a studio. She relocated to Blenheim six months ago as a “retreat from

Christchurch” and the damage the earthquakes have caused. Now in Blenheim, Melanie is excited to be sharing her print making knowledge and skills and hopes people will be encouraged to ‘give it a go’. “My workshop will be specifically looking at monoprints, allowing for more experimenting, as it’s a quick way to explore new ideas. “Printing is different to painting, it’s using printing inks, rollers and

special printing paper and doesn’t require any experience. “Just give it a go,” she says. Melanie’s ‘Print Making Workshop’ begins July 26 and registrations are being taken now. For more information or to book a space in Melanie’s workshop contact Helen Ballinger on 021 026 78711 or visit htm Right: Students at one of Melanie’s workshops.


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Specialising in locally sourced food & seafood Come and chill in our blue room, or relax in our large private courtyard. Open 7 days • 7:00am - 4:00pm

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health and beauty CANCER support and information. Contact The Cancer Society in the Forum. Open Mon - Fri 9.00am - 4.30pm. Ph 579 4379. COSMETIC Botulinum and Dermal Fillers. Call for your free no obligation assessment. Ph 03 548 8216

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EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope & suction. Ph for an appointment 5788310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St.


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MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check using dermoscopy. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665.

027 242 5266

Book your space now in our Friday Sun (by 3pm Thursday) Garage Sale Column! Phone 5777 868

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REFLEXOLOGY, Foot, Hand and Auricular Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage. Call to arrange a treatment. Phone 03 574 1255. RESPITE or Palliative Care available in your own home. Take a break. Hours, a week, a month. Inquiries welcome. Phone Jacqui 578 2014 or 021 150 0810.

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***PAWNBROKING*** Now Available At Trading Post $$$

THAI MASSAGE 8a Buick St Redwoodtown Blenheim Ph 021 025 65255 or 578 3778 9am9pm.

42 Arthur Street, Blenheim Phone 578 3663 for enquiries We also buy scrap gold

We invite you to hear the results of the review and discuss the pathway forward to ensure continued robust services across the Top of the South. 5pm to 7pm Wednesday 18 June Marlborough Convention Centre 42A Alfred Street Blenheim

For a copy of the Top of the South Service Review Report go to WORD



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situation vacant

BRONZE Bi fold door 2m high 3200 wide single glazed new. Silver window 2400 high 1200 wide new. Ph 021 436 357.

TIDY two or three bedroom house with garage by mature long term tenants. Phone or text 027 808 1508.

TWO Bed and study log fire some furniture $260 week and bond. References required. Phone 021 436 357.


to lease


DOG kennel and run, Rowing machine Ph 578 8992.

wanted to buy

PEA STRAW $10.00 p er b a l e d e li vere d. Phone 572 2701. Please leave message.

DREAMWORLDS Booklet to put cards in. Ph 578 6176.

SECTIONS for sale with Concept Plans all approximately 400m 2 Phone 021 436 357.

BEEHIVES with colonies. Phone Brian 027298-8561

FOR LEASE Shop/Restaurant Offices/ Showroom Refurbished 300 sqm 14 Market Street Central Blenheim View on Trademe Listing: 704996857 Phone Nick 021 420 742

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COFFEE in P icton

Approx 200 m2, Central Blenheim High foot traffic. Possible to sub lease. Rent negotiable. Phone Rebecca 0274 835 776

Supporting bereaved people in our community. Would you like to meet with others in a similar situation - occasionally and informally? Join us at 10.30am on Wednesday 18th June at the Spinnaker Restaurant, Waikawa Marina (third Wednesday of each

Building Carpentry Maintenance

Call Dean 021 765 411 or Ah (03) 572 9678

situations vacant

MONDAY FITNESS CLASSES AT BLENHEIM INDOOR SPORTS Every Monday 6pm to 7pm Instructor Daylene will be there to help you get fit. ALSO fitness sessions every Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9.30 to 10.30am, With Anthea For all ages with babysitting service available while you work out. $5.00 per session $3.00 for child Come along bring a friend have fun and get fit.

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FULLTIME NIGHTSHIFT HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT REQUIRED Please email for an application Applications close Wednesday 18/6/14

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kahurangi Blenheim

Kaiako Vacancy We are looking for a Kaiako to work in 1 of our established Kōhanga Reo in Blenheim; the person we are looking for must have these following attributes,

 Fluent in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga.  Passionate about working with tamariki aged from 0-5 yrs.  Competent Team Leader for kaimahi & whanau  Be energetic, motivated and able to work as part of a team or independently when required.  Can think on your feet.  Excellent communication skills.  Excellent planning and organisation skills.  Excellent time management skills. To apply or for more information contact

Kim Ruri Kaupapa Kaimahi Te Tauihu o te waka a Maui Te Wai Pounamu 0276878958. Email :

23rd June Applications to be in by MAY 9th 2014.

Suit school aged child.

Call Liz on 577 7868

Blenheim Indoor Sports Simcox Stadium 50 Battys Rd Ph 5785851

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Experience Required Good People Skills Accurate Record Keeping

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Queries to Anne on 578 9492, Hospice Marlborough.

Top of the South Service Review Report

Friday June 13, 2014

Beavertown Blenheim Lions

Bride of the Year SATURDAY 19TH JULY 2014

Brides enter now! Limited to 25 Brides

Prizes Galore

Service Technician A vacancy exists for a qualified technician to join our award winning team. Not only is Mayfield Motors Marlborough’s longest established Dealership, it also has excellent work conditions including heating in winter, and top vehicle brands, Nissan, Hyundai, VW and Skoda. If you are stimulated by challenge, enjoy training with dynamic brands, and like working with competent peers you should apply for this rewarding role. You will be excellent with diagnostic computers, and be able to demonstrate high performance. WOF inspector’s certificate will be an advantage.

Open to all brides living or married in Marlborough between June 7th 2013 and July 5th 2014. Entries close July 7th.

To enter please email Carol Taylor: or phone 572 5323

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Friday June 13, 2014

WORD WordBuilder 6


Friday FACT Today is Friday 13th and there will be a full moon as well, a combination that won’t happen again until August 2049.




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How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 14 Very Good 20 Excellent 26 Solution 308: age, amen, gam, game, gean, gem, gen, mag, mage, man, mana, MANAGE, mane, mange, mean, meg, mega, men, nag, name.

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Double-crossed (8) Large blood vessel (5) Protect from harm (9) Wormlike pasta (9) Block up (4) Friend (3) Cereal heads (4) Farm implement (6) Invite (3) Easy task (6,4) Slough (anag) (6) Thoroughfare (6) Pernicketiness (9) Woven container (6) Starched (9) Organise (7) Spoil (3) Corpulent (5) Author's statement of indebtedness to others (16) Prospector's plot (5) Red wine (6) Concluding by reasoning (8) Begin (5)




DOWN 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 32 34 36 38

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HILLER-HUTCHISON: Charlie David (9lb 1oz) May 24, 2014 HODGKINSON: Mhicca (6lb 15oz) May 29, 2014

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HOWARD, James Dalston (Jim): Peacefully, at Wairau Hospital on Monday June 9 2014, with his family at his side. In his 94th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Noeline, treasured father and father-in-law of Robyn and Adrian Perano, and Stephen and Susan Howard. Adored Grandad of Sarah and Jason Baker, Craig and Maree Perano; and Grace Howard. Much loved Pa of Lauren Perano, William, Emily, and Daniel Baker. Jim’s family wish to sincerely thank the staff at Ashwood Park for their care and support. Messages to 270 Barracks Road, RD 2, Blenheim 7272. A private service for Jim has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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GILL, Ruth Anne: Passed away, unexpectedly, on Tuesday June 10 2014. In her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack, loved Mum of Gwenda and David Gardiner, and Margaret Gill. Loved Nan of Tracey and Nick, Lindsay and Megan, and adored great grandmother of Jack, Zoey, Analiese, and Sam. Messages to 140 Budge Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers a donation to Life Flight Trust would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 14-448, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241. A service for Ruth will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street at 11am Saturday June 14, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


LEOV: Harriet Evelyn (7lb 2oz) June 4, 2014

STELLA, Christina Lavinia On June 6 2014, peacefully, at Springlands Lifestyle Village. In her 92nd year. Devoted wife and best friend to the late Fred, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Graham and Raewyn, Trevor, Jenny and John, Dianne and Bernie, and Sheryl and Johnny. Much loved and special Nana to Dion and Michelle, Paul and Adair, Angela and Rochelle, Jo and Ryan, Richard and Louise, and their partners. Special Nan Nan to her 15 great grandchildren. “Forever in our hearts”. Special thanks to the caring staff at Springlands Lifestyle - we love you all. Also to Dr Buckman for his wonderful care of Mum over the years - much appreciated. Messages to 230 Scott Street, Blenheim 7201. “Softly within the shadows There came a gentle call With farewells left unspoken You gently left us all”. At Christina’s request, a private cremation has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


AIMERS, Bryan Charles. Bev, Tony and family wish to thank everyone for their support and love since Bryan’s passing. Thank you for the lovely flowers, baking and cards. A special thank you to the Wairau Hospital nursing staff. Please accept this as a personal thank you.

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Death Notices BARTLETT, Lorraine Betty: June 4, 2014 BOYD, Doreen Margaret: June 10, 2014 DOGGETT, Herbert William Francis (Pip): June 3, 2014 GIBBS, Leonie Margaret (nee Webby): June 8, 2014 McINNES, Nina Mary: June 4, 2014 MAIN, John Kenneth: June 4, 2014 PANKHURST, Eunice Marion: June 7, 2014 PARKER, Rona May: June 5, 2014 ROPER, Phillip David: June 7, 2014 SIM, Shona Gay: June 10, 2014 SIMMONS, Herbert Leslie (Les) Reg. No. 634045 Army WW2: June 7, 2014 SMITH, Elva Margaret: June 7, 2014 SOLOMON, Grace: June 5, 2014

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Friday June 13, 2014

When sports collide


People often get the impression sports people are simple, singleminded and lack creativity. However, for some willing to look outside the box, this is not always the case. Baseketball, the cult classic about two friends who play a sport combining baseball and basketball, is best remembered for the entertaining trash talk. However, it is also an example of the playing field being changed altogether, and there are several examples of hybrid ‘sports’ that have taken off around the world. Chess boxing is one. Combining brawn and brain it was invented in South London by two brothers, who both boxed

FOOTBALL The Marlborough Mariners travel over the Whangamoas for their match against the Nelson College First XI tomorrow. They sit fourth on the ladder, 10 points behind the AMI Suburbs First XI.

GOLF Five compet itors f rom Marlborough are signed up for the Special Olympics Marlborough T1 Golf Event. The event is on this Sunday at the Rarangi Golf Club. Overall, 13 players will be competing in the skills competition, with five from Nelson and three from Canterbury.

and played chess at an amateur level. A full match includes 11 alternating rounds of about four minutes, with one minute breaks in between. One a bit closer to joining the Biathlon as an Olympic sport is equestrian vaulting, or gymnastics on horseback. Dating back to Roman times, it lost popularity before coming back into consciousness during the last 50 years. It was shown as an art at the 1984 and 1996 summer games. Polocrosse is another example. Played on horseback with lacrosse nets, the game originated in England but was made popular

in Australia, where inventing new sports is a bit of a habit. Universities are also renowned for their contributions. Basketball was originally invented to entertain students during the cold American winter. James Naismith was ordered to create a sport ‘fair for all players and free of rough play,’ so got players to throw a soccer ball into a hanging peach basket. While there has been the odd success story, it seems the students have the propensity to go too far. Take Ultimate Taser Ball, which combines running with the ball and...being a police officer? It’s all a bit hit and miss.

By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim Muay Thai kickboxer Sinead Travers (pictured) is set to face a familiar foe, but is gunning for a different outcome. Travers faces Nelson’s Antje Schmidt in a South Island title welterweight bout in Nelson on Saturday, June 21. The fight is part of Fight Club Nelson’s fight night, dubbed ‘Night of Wrecking 14.’ In November last year, Travers faced Schmidt for the first time, but lost on points. She said preparation for the upcoming fight had been intense, with five two-hour sessions each week. “It’s been a big commitment and I’ve sacrificed a fair bit, like going out with friends and not drinking for two months before the fight. “I think about what I’m going to do in the ring each day - what I want to happen and what I don’t.

The Marlborough Redbacks volleyball squad play Hornby in two matches at Stadium 2000 this weekend. The games are tomorrow, beginning at 10am and noon. The Redbacks are sitting third on the table, and face must-win games from here on to secure their place in the top two in the Southern Zone, and qualify for Nationals.

RUGBY Clubs of Marlborough is showing the Junior Rugby World Cup on Monday between 9-11am, and 2-4pm. Marlborough Boys’ College baristas will be making free coffees for Clubs members.

“The love for it and my trainer (Rajai Shram) keep me focused.” The November bout was Travers’ second fight overall. She said finding regular opposition was not easy. “It depends on weight and experience. “I could fight someone who’s had a couple more fights than me or viceversa, but for girls it’s hard. “There aren’t a lot who do it in the South Island.” Despite the difficulties she said she hoped to take a trip to Thailand to see what it was like there. “It would be great to see the place where it comes from, and the people who do it. “I think it will be an eye-opener to see how they train.” Travers and Shram head to Nelson next Friday for weigh-in and to continue preparations for the bout.








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Renegade Hockey to take off Hockey Marlborough hope a new take on an old favourite will attract teenagers to take up the game. Renegade Hockey, which is played on a quartersized field with side boards and a bigger, softerbouncing ball, is due to start up in the next week. The game is also played with no umpires and less rules than regular hockey. Hockey Marlborough spokesman Mike Treloar said the new game was ideal for those who wanted to have fun. “Hockey can be quite structured, but this is about grabbing a stick and having some fun without too many rules in a way that promotes hand-eye coordination and team play. Eight boys’ and eight girls’ teams will begin playing games of two 12-minute halves in a round-robin format over the next three months.

Sports news? we’re interested Phone 577 7868 and talk to our sports reporter Adam


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Friday June 13, 2014

The peugeoT 208 sale is on now

The sTunning peugeoT 208 For a very limited time

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