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School goes green for Honor By Celeste Lodewyk Renwick School students and staff dressed in green yesterday in support of a very special student - five-year-old Honor Hocquard. Honor has a rare X-linked genetic disorder called CKDL5 that results in early onset, difficult to control seizures and severe neurodevelopment impairment. She also has Global Development Delay and Cortical Vision Impairment. Honor attends Renwick School full time with the assistance of teacher aides and despite her disorder, has “the most infectious

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laugh” and is a valued member of her room 7 class, teacher Sarah Tullett said. “All Honor’s classmates love her to bits and make sure that she is included in everything so there are no barriers. “Her beautiful smile and infectious laugh has had us all in tears of laughter, she is such a lovely girl,” she said. This is the second year that Renwick School has ‘gone green’ for Honor and her family which coincides with CKDL5 International Awareness Month which began last year on June 17.

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Stella Roberts, 11, dresses up as a riot squad police officer.

Police open day fun for all involved Continued from page 1 Children and parents alike enjoyed stepping into the cells, having their fingerprints taken and inspecting the booze bus. Kids got to dress up in police uniforms and try on the heavy riot squad gear. Also on show were Armed Offenders Squad weapons, LandSAR search and rescue equipment and police dog handling demonstrations. Sergeant Mike Porter of the Blenheim Crime Prevention Group said up to 2000 people attended the event locally. “It was a great day, with a huge turnout and we had a lot of positive feedback,” he said.

“It was good to see a great cross-section of the community there and we had a lot of young people come along, which was one of our focuses. “Children enjoyed dressing up as police officers, handling some of the protection gear and just yakking to police. “It was a very positive experience.” The open day was part of a national NZ Police initiative, which saw police stations across the country open their doors simultaneously. Sgt Porter said there was already talk about making the next event bigger and better. More photos on page 14.

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Renwick School student Honor Hocquard (centre) has a rare genetic disorder-CKDL5. Students and staff showed their support yesterday by dressing in green. From left: Angus Walter, Jack Powell, Nico Kenyon, Albert Nott, Sophie Huddleston and Lucy Timms. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.

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Incident highlights flood safety By Adam Poulopoulos Questions continue to be asked over the Taylor River rescue last week, even as life is returning to normal for those involved. A Marlborough District Council group will meet with police tomorrow to analyse the incident, which saw Tenishya McIsaac, a 12-year-old Bohally Intermediate pupil, plucked from the rushing river by MBC head boy Angus Pauley and winemaker Jeremy McKenzie. Police also stopped by Bohally after the incident to give a talk about keeping safe around swollen rivers. Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler said the meeting would help them understand exactly what happened. “We’re going to meet with police on the scene, establish what happened and then discuss whether they believe changes should be made to manage flood

events, which are quite frequent.” Mr Wheeler said it was difficult to shut off the river completely, as there are many access points, but the issue of extra signage would be examined. “There’s not signage all the way upstream, and the police will tell us whether they think it’s worthwhile to do that.” Bohally principal Andrew Read, who said Tenishya was doing well in class following the incident, said a lot of his pupils had to cross the river in the morning. He said there was a disparity about where signage was placed during a flood. “There is a lack of signposting around pedestrian access areas. “They’ll shut the roads off but they won’t shut the pedestrian bridges.” He said police reinforced to his pupils to use the road bridges when the Taylor River flooded.

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DRIVER COMES FORWARD The driver who struck a schoolgirl on Seymour Street last week has identified himself. He made himself known to police on Thursday. Deisha Graham, a 12-year-old Bohally School pupil, was hit at the pedestrian crossing between Countdown and the Marlborough Library last Wednesday. She was flung onto the footpath, and treated for grazes and bruises at Wairau Hospital.

COLLEGE CONSULTATION Stage two of the public consultation process over the future of the two Marlborough Colleges will begin next month. A meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 2, at 7pm at Marlborough Boys’ College Hall. Information on the three options will be provided to the public before the meeting.

QC TO SPEAK Flood heroes Jeremy McKenzie and Angus Pauley.

Queens Counsel Matthew Palmer will be the guest speaker at Sustain Our Sounds’s AGM tomorrow night. Mr Palmer, who represented Sustain Our Sounds in court during NZ King Salmon’s application for more salmon farms, will speak about what the decision means for Marlborough’s environment.

Flood cleanup continues across region Clean-up work around the region is under way following last week’s storm. Work to remove a slip blocking Port Underwood Road, at the Whatamango Hill, began on Monday. It is expected to be at least another week before the road is reopened, but the road is open on either side of the slip. Residents travelling from beyond the hill back to Picton could expect at least an extra hour of travel, as they detour through Rarangi. Efforts to remove the slip, which included several thou-

sand cubic metres of debris, were initially delayed by land instability and a large pine tree on the hillside above. A Wellington helicopter crew

felled the tree on Saturday to allow work to begin. Marlborough Roads Highway Manager Frank Porter said he was unsure when the job would be completed, as further testing would be required to determine whether the hillside would need to be stabilised further. Elsewhere work begun yesterday on a temporary bridge at Speeds Road to replace an old timber bridge washed away in the floods. The bridge and access ramps on either end are expected to be completed later in the week, while a long-term solution,

which may be a concrete box culvert, is about three months away from being confirmed or built. Also, damage to the ford at Ward Beach Road will be assessed in the near future. Both Speeds Road and Ward Beach Road are shut until further notice. Other closed roads include Reserve Road, Awatere Valley road at the Hodder Ford, and Foster Street in Seddon. A no-bathing notice still applies to Picton residents after the town’s sewerage system overflowed during the storm.

QUAD BIKE CRASH A Blenheim man has been discharged from Nelson Hospital after flipping his quad bike on Sunday afternoon. The man, 57, was with friends about seven kilometres inland from the Awatere Valley when he rolled the bike on steep terrain. He was assessed and treated on the scene, before being airlifted to hospital with head and back injuries.

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Martin Kenny is enjoying his new lease on life after receiving a double lung transplant. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

longer required dialysis. He is now relishing his new life, living without his oxygen

tank, getting out with his two young sons and moving onto the next phase in his life.

“It is amazing to go from being house bound and relying on an oxygen tank to being independent, walking outdoors and watching my boys play rugby. “It’s been a long journey but I am gradually getting my life back,” he smiled. Martin and his mother Sharon Knight, who was at his bedside the whole time he was in hospital wish to thank the community and certain individuals for their support. “All the donations and fundraising that people have so kindly given have been incredible and helped with everything from Martin’s living costs to flying his sons to Auckland to be with their dad. “Erica Sprosen, you have been amazing with your fundraising, friendship and constant support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” Sharon said. Martin’s fundraising appeal will continue to help him through his recovery and any donation will be gratefully received. The Martin Kenny Appeal: 03 0599 0659353-000

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By Adam Poulopoulos A portrait dropped off to the St Vincent de Paul Society building has staff wondering about the journey it took before coming into their possession. The mysterious photograph, showing a young red-headed boy in what appears to be school uniform, was dropped off on Friday by a regular customer, among other parcels and bric-a-brac. The customer has no idea who the boy in the photo is. The photograph has been touched up with paint and has a sticker for Picture Corner, a Blenheim business which has

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Rarangi artist scoops second award By Celeste Lodewyk The Marlborough Art Society announced on Sunday the winner of the Peters Doig Art Awards ‘People’s Choice Award’. The James Picture Framing Peoples Choice Award went to Rarangi scratchboard artist Karen Neal with her entry ‘Okarito Kotuku’. Karen was also the second place winner of the major awards which were announced last month. In second place was Claudia Slaney with her entry ‘Sunshower’ and in third place was Jo Rarangi artist Karen Neal has been named the ‘People’s Choice’ winner in the Midgeley with her entry ‘Robin with Lichen’. Marlborough Art Society’s Peters Doig Art Awards. Photo provided.


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Water causes health concerns in Seddon Seddon residents say they are suffering chronic rash conditions and gastro-intestinal problems as a result of having water that is not up to national drinking standards. At a public meeting last week, local residents told Labour candidate for Kaikoura, Janette Walker, and Labour spokesman for Primary Industries, Damien O’Connor, that a number of adults and children had suffered ill health as a result of the

town’s untreated water supply. “Small towns need to have certainty regarding safe water to drink and, as it turns out, to bathe in,” Ms Walker said. “Seddon residents reported a number of local adults and children have developed chronic rash conditions and gastro-intestinal problems. “Unfortunately for towns like Seddon, the Sanitary Works Subsi-

dy Scheme initiated and supported by the last Labour government has been scrapped by the current National government. “The aim of the scheme was to achieve cost-effective, safe drinking water for small population rural towns.” Ms Walker said it was ‘not good enough’ that Seddon residents had water that doesn’t comply with the drinking water standards of 2005.

“There is also the question of old infrastructure and piping that will require significant upgrade to minimise contamination and risk of water-borne diseases.” As Seddon’s water is not fully treated, there is a risk it can contain bacteria and/or protozo. Therefore, members of the community are asked to boil their water before using it for drinking, food preparation or teeth cleaning.

Mr O’Connor, who spoke at the meeting, said Labour’s water policy would seek to address water issues in rural towns and that central government had a role to play in providing the necessary legislation, support and, if necessary, subsidy for towns like Seddon to have affordable, clean and safe drinking water.

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Hockey, harvest and home Marlborough hockey coach Denise Lloyd is the region’s resident hockey nut. She spoke to Adam Poulopoulos about the sport she loves and life off the turf. It’s not possible to think of Denise “HopeLloyd without thinking of hockey too. fully it’ll Marlborough women’s team coach j a z z and Marlborough Hockey chairperson i t u p . since 2012, she loves the game, and has T h e r e been nurturing the region’s young tal- aren’t many rules in it, and no ent since moving from Owaka in 1988. umpires. Denise is married to Brian, aka “It’s quite exciting, and I’m not Lloydy, and the couple farm sheep, sure where it’s going to take us.” cattle and grapes at Springdale, on She added the skills learned on the Waterfalls Road. pitch were easily transferable to other She said they made the move to sports. Marlborough to be closer to Lloydy’s “Hockey’s a great game for crossover family, who are from Gisborne. “We’ve skills too. The eye-ball skills, working just become locals!” She laughed. together as a team and the passing “We’d kept an eye on Blenheim, skills can all be transferred.” because it was a real community. We She said the sport was continuing moved to Seddon and to grow at primary never looked back. “I even dragged school level, as more “We love the rural and more kids got Lloydy to community life. You involved. know everybody and She said training nationals on our young players was everyone looks out for your kids as they very rewarding. honeymoon!” grow up.” “I have seen a lot of Since then, Denise talented young players has been either playing or coaching come through the ranks during her hockey in the region, and has been time in Marlborough. They go on to particularly involved with developing represent other provinces and some to young players. higher honours, and we just hope they Earlier this year she was away with come back in later years as some have.” the New Zealand Senior Women’s Born and bred in Owaka, Denise Team, who her daughter Stacey plays worked on the family’s mixed sheep for, even though it clashed with harvest. and cattle farm growing up. They played in conjunction with the She then continued her farming Black Sticks at the Six Nations tourna- experience, moving to a mixed sheep ment in Hawke’s Bay. and beef farm in Oxford, where she She said her commitment to the sport was also involved in working with has always been strong. racehorses. “I even dragged Lloydy to nationals Following that she made a move to on our honeymoon! Bendigo, in Victoria, before returning “He’s always been proud of what home. we’ve achieved. All our children were It was in Owaka she met Lloydy, involved in sport,” she said. who was working as a stock agent Hockey, like many other sports, suf- at the time. fers at the late-teen level as students The couple moved from Seaview to leave to study. Waterfalls Road, and in 2006 planted Denise may not be able to target that their first grapes. problem, but she hopes New Zealand’s The couple have three grown-up chilnewest initiative, Renegade Hockey, dren, all involved in sport and farming. makes the game more accessible.

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Be smart, save towards a mortgage for cold hard cash! From old curtains and furniture to excess vehicles, engine parts and shed tools. This can generate hundreds or thousands of dollars in a matter of weeks. 3) Pay off your debt You will be saving on interest payments and lenders like to see that you have less debt. Paying off your debts will increase the amount of money you can borrow, and it will free up your cash to use towards mortgage repayments. 4) Eliminate the luxuries Eliminate or downgrade the luxuries from your life, and then transfer these savings to a savings account.

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Your fixed term is the key to better value. Written by Philip Muir, business owner New Zealand Home Loans. Interest rates are an often publicised topic as the cost of finance affects a large portion of home owners and businesses with lending. With wars between banks often beginning as a fight for market share usually ends up in just a small change in market share but a great result for borrowers as they reap the benefits of the lower cost of lending. Generally speaking interest rates are cyclical by nature so when there is a trend in one direction it tends to be long lasting. The ultimate goal would be for you to fix at just the right times for the best length of time so that you minimise your total interest costs over the life of your home loan. An interest rate cycle cannot be

determined by a definite time band like three to five years because rate movements are determined by a large number of factors like inflation levels, exchange rates, house price movements and the overseas costs of borrowing money just to name a few. With each of these factors operating in their own cycles they can all have a differing effect on interest rates depending on what each stage in their cycle they are at. So all you can do is keep monitoring the situation and acting accordingly. Generally speaking to get the best value you would want to fix short term or float when interest rates are dropping. When interest rates are rising then the medium to longer term options would most likely provide the best value.

Over a period of twelve months, you could easily save a few thousand dollars by alternating between life’s little luxuries! 5) Get a part time job If your serious about saving a home deposit and your finances are already stretched to capacity, then consider looking for extra work. By working a few evenings a week you could easily add $1,000 a month to your bank account, or $12,000 over 12 months.

Be aware of Will importance Public Trust have recently launched a campaign to create awareness about the importance of having a Will. While the new campaign is light-hearted, it does seek to highlight a real issue, one that Public Trust wants people to talk about. Greg Coyne Public Trust’s Customer Centre Manager of Marlborough and Kaikoura explains, “A guardian is the person you choose to care for your child in the event that both parents are no longer able to do so. Naming a guardian is another valuable benefit that a Will can provide”. A testamentary guardian (guardian named in a Will) makes the 'big decisions' when the parents can't - for instance about the child's education and care. It is important that you should not name anyone to be guardian, without first asking if they are willing,

comfortable and accepting of the responsibility this holds. If no guardian has been appointed then 'informal understandings' may not be adhered to and your children may be cared for by some other member of the wider family. It is important to have your say through your Will, which will speak for you when you can’t. Greg says; “It’s important not only to have a Will, but to review it whenever your circumstances change. Not just in the case of divorce or second marriage, but as your life progresses. Greg advises that parents and families act now and take advantage of Public Trusts special offer. Write or update your Will before the end of July, and save $50 off each will.

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The days of walking into a bank and scoring a 100% loan are virtually gone. These days, lenders want to see evidence of some genuine savings before they hand over finance to fund your first home. So, if you want to have your own little piece of property to call home you will need to start saving. 1)Save 10% of each paycheck An oldie but a goodie, this is a tip that always works if you’re prepared to stick with it. Open a savings account and set up an automatic payment. 2) Sell unused/unwanted items Offload your unwanted household items in return

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Winter Warmth 2014 10 reasons to buy a low emission wood fire 1. Wood fires are designed to heat more than just a single room. 2. Wood fires use one of the world's most sustainable fuels - wood! 3. Wetbacks can be fitted to some wood fires, which can supply much of the home's hot water needs. 4. Wood fuel is carbon neutral. 5. Running a wood fire is one of the cheapest form of heating. 6. Clean air approved wood fires are affordable. 7. When power cuts hit, wood fires keep on going, and going. 8. Most can be used for cooking - again great during power cuts. 9. Give your family the advantage of having a dry, healthy home. 10. Wood fires offer great performance, styling, and make any home warm and cosy. Winter produces snow, and snow can be fun so before heading for the ski fields prepare your vehicle first.

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BEST: Phillip and Urshula are proud to announce the safe arrival of Amber-Jane (6lb 4oz) born June 12, 2014 at 9:28am at Wairau Hospital. Many thanks to midwife Adrianna, Dr Helen Crampton, the theatre team and all the staff at Ward One. Both well.

BOROSOVA- BRADLEY: Neil and Jana are pleased to announce the birth of their second beautiful daughter, Siana Antonia (3.5kg) born on a full moon, Friday June 13, 2014. A sister for Isabella. Thank you so much to our midwife Gwen Costello and the amazing team at Ward One, Wairau Hospital.

POPE: Nick, Jessica and big sisters Charlotte and Isabel are very proud to announce the long awaited arrival of Mollie Rachal Pope 7lbs 5oz born April 30, 2014 at 1:58pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Helen Crampton, Sue Hudson, Lindsey for all our scans, and a huge thank you to our wonderful midwife Gerry Lawson, what a journey it has been. Photo provided.

DOUGALL: Mel, Clive and proud big sister Amelia are delighted to the moon and back that Chloe Joy was born February 20, 2014 at 11:04pm weighing 6lbs14oz. We are truly blessed. A big thank you to our Midwife Gerry Lawson and Dr Helen Crampton for their superb care. We are also very grateful to the Ward One Nurses and Anaesthetists Andrew Mason and Jo Coates for their wonderful care and attention. Photo provided.

RENTOUL: Sam and Christie are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Amelia Grace (6lb 12oz) on Friday June 6, 2014 at 3:56pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Sue Hudson, Dr Helen Crampton and the amazing team at Ward One.

MILLAR: Bryony and Matt are thrilled to announce the long awaited arrival of their baby boy, George Rae Millar (7lb 11oz) on June 7, 2014 at 7:26am at Wairau Hospital. Sincere thanks to Sue Hudson, Helen Crampton and all the wonderful staff at Ward One.

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Blenheim police station was opened to the public on Saturday as part of the first-ever national police open day. Members of the public enjoyed touring the station, checking out the equipment, vehicles and weapons and children even got to dress up as police officers.

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 Milly May, 8, and brothe r Liam, 9, step inside the police van.

 Imogen Gile s, 6, with mum Claire.

 Olivia Curtis-Gill, 3, steps into the driver’s seat.

er of the Armed  Constable Paul Webb Jacob McGlinchy, 8, ws sho ad Squ Offenders some of the gear.

aged 10, test out  Twins Hannah and Joshua Dickens, the riot gear.

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Young people from around Marlborough gathered at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 to view career options on Monday night.

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 Authorised officer John Eaton takes the fingerprints of Jo rdan Skelton, 12.

12. Gabriel, 15 and Daniella,

 Tim Hastie, 17, and Rosie Hastie.

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Age Concern - As from 23rd June, due to staff changes & winter hours, Age Concern Marlborough will be open 10am-1pm Mon to Fri

Blenheim Healing Rooms - Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11am-1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayers for anyone. Ph 578 9704.

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Wednesday June 18, 2014 Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

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St Lukes Church - Spring Creek Sunday 22nd June Service 9.30am and afterwards discussion ‘The way forward’

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Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics.

Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980.

Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline.

Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)

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The Blue Door - is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 2pm. Item surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.

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Ph Margaret 021 0260 7468 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451

PICTON Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

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FINCH, Ted: Passed away, peacefully, on Sunday June 15 2014 at Hospice Marlborough. Devoted husband of Bluebell, beloved Dad of Karen and Mark du Plessis, and Jackie and François Armstrong (Australia). Treasured Grandad of Gareth (Australia), Ashleigh; and Chelsea. A very special thanks to all the staff at Wairau Hospital and Hospice Marlborough. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service for Ted will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, Cnr Hutcheson & Parker Streets at 2pm Saturday June 21, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorim. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz

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Gymnasts off to Glasgow By Adam Poulopoulos Two Blenheim-raised gymnasts have been selected for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to compete in Glasgow, beginning next month. Anna Tempero and Matthew Palmer will be travelling as part of the five-strong artistic gymnastics men's and women's squads respectively. Both Tempero, 19, and Palmer, 28 tomorrow, are the oldest in their respective teams in terms of age. For Tempero, who moved to Christchurch at the start of the year to train with the four other members of the team, being told she had made the team was an event in itself. "We were at training, and the first thing they said to us was they didn't want to take a team, so we were all disappointed, but then

Anna Tempero, left and Matthew Palmer.

they said they were taking a team and we'd all made it. "If someone had taken a video, we'd all have just been told our dreams had come true and we weren't even smiling! It was pretty exciting." She said the team had high hopes for the

Games. "All of us are really close because we train together so much. "Our goal is to get third in the teams, but we'll see what happens." She is unsure on which apparatuses she will be competing on at this stage. For Palmer, this is his second Games, having competed in the team which came fourth in Delhi four years ago. The Marlborough Boys' College old boy said he was relieved to make the squad. "My mum and sister had already booked their tickets over so they were pretty happy. I guess that's where the some of the relief comes from. "There's been some good support on my Facebook page. It's been quite a shock actually - people have been getting really excited."

Auckland-based Palmer, whose specialty is the rings but who will also compete on the floor and vault for the team, is in a different situation now to his previous Games experience. He was one of the less-experienced members of that squad, but said he wanted to step up and lead the way this time. "Going to the last Games stood me in good stead. It's a huge competition, and we don't usually get that much media attention. "Hopefully I can help the younger guys out this time. "We want to bring home a medal, and that's what we've been training for." Both Tempero and Palmer will be competing at the Marlborough Gymnastics Championships at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 this weekend.

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Jeremy McKenzie leads the field. Photo; Emily Burgess.

McKenzie wins traverse A good week got even better for Jeremy McKenzie over the weekend as he took out the Mt Vernon Grand Traverse in the Sunday sunshine. Fresh from his much-publicised heroics in the Taylor River last Wednesday McKenzie took out the 18km division for the fourth consecutive time, running one hour, 15 minutes and 36 seconds. Ollie Radford was second, and Ian Thomas third. For the second year in a row Annabelle Latz was the first woman home, setting a new women's record of one hour, 27 minutes and 58 seconds. She finished fifth overall in the 64-strong field. Overall, 172 runners from as far afield as Motueka, Nelson and Masterton came to take part in either the 18km event, the 11km division or the kids' challenge. The event was run by the Marlborough Harrier Club.

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The Blenheim Rowing Club won six gold medals at the recent South Island Masters Rowing Championships. The club's 17-strong contingent picked up 12 podium finishes overall at the event, while also picking up three trophies for the fastest overall crews in their events. The haul was made more impressive by the fact the meet, held at Lake Dunstan near Alexandra, was abandoned at the halfway point due to high winds. Coach Kevin 'Mouse' Taylor said he was impressed with all those racing in the novice grades, who all gained placings in their first year of rowing. He said the club could have picked up a further four or five golds in the regatta, as the crews that did not compete were also in with medal chances. Overall, 330 crews were due to compete in 26 events and 56 races at the regatta. The rowers are continuing preparations for the New Zealand Masters Championships at Lake Karapiro in September, while a crew of eight are also heading to Ballarat in Victoria for the World Masters Regatta Seven of the successful rowers. Back: Cynthia de Joux, Sarah Lissaman and Fiona McKay. Front: in early October. Assistant coach Geoff Boyce, Renate Paschke, coach Kevin 'Mouse' Taylor and Veronica Best.

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Rogers lifts into Games team Sport By Adam Poulopoulos At the start of the year, 23-yearold Bailey Rogers had only been weightlifting full-time for two months. Now, she's in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team. Rogers, Marlborough-born but Christchurch-based, is one of four women and 12 overall in the team heading to Glasgow next month. The former Marlborough Girls' College pupil will compete in the 75kg weight division in both the snatch and clean and jerk. She said there was one overwhelming emotion when she found out she had made the team last Wednesday. "The past six months I've been in hardcore training and to know it's all been worth it has been a relief.

Bailey Rogers with her parents Lynn and Brian, who will be going with her to Glasgow.

"It's amazing. I'm super-proud. I've had so many messages from people all over the place." Rogers' rise into the team was made even more remarkable by how short a time she's been fully

focused on weightlifting. She played a lot of sport in college, but most of it was aerobicbased. After moving to Dunedin for university she discovered CrossFit, which has weightlifting

elements. After meeting weightlifting coach Jules Dempsey she decided to focus solely on weightlifting. "He said 'do you want to give it a go?' and I stopped CrossFit in November last year. "It's pretty unbelievable. My friends from a while back never thought I'd be going to the Commonwealth Games for weightlifting." She moved to Christchurch in March and continued to train. She said she was looking forward to the whole experience. "I just want to improve my total and improve my lift because I'm a wee way off first place at the moment." Rogers flies out on July 17.

New event If you want to turn back the clock and power through a sixkilometre obstacle course, the Kaikoura Warrior is the event for you. The inaugural running of the event will be on Sunday, June 29. Race courses available include the 1.5km event for kids, the 3km for those wanting a moderate test or the 6km for the ‘ultimate warrior’ Obstacles look set to include hay bales, culverts and tourist buses. To sign up or for more information contact Sport Tasman.

HARRIERS Harriers members will mark the shortest day with a night run on Saturday. A headlight or torch is recommended for the run, which departs from 11 Forest Park Drive at 5:30pm. Runners are asked to meet at 5pm. The midweek run departs from the clubrooms at 6pm tomorrow.

PRESS CUP The Marlborough Boys’ College first XV thrashed Rangiora High School 43-3 in their fixture on Saturday. They play Lincoln High School at home next week.

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Water polo players to compete in Auckland By Adam Poulopoulos Seven Marlborough water polo players are being sent to different teams from around the country to compete in the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Tournament. The players, who all play at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, were recruited to fill the rosters of other teams at the tournament in Auckland, which lasts from July 5-16. Blenheim will have representatives in the under-14, under-16 ad under-18 grades, and will compete against teams from around New Zealand and the Pacific region. Stadium 2000 water polo coordinator Graham Mitchell said a national training seminar last year helped to create a pathway for the players to be selected. “A lot of the time it’s about wordof-mouth and through the seminar we made contacts. Blenheim does not have its own club to send to the tournament, but Mitchell said he hoped the players heading away would help grow the game here. “Hopefully it encourages people to play water polo. “It’s basically about trying to get

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The deadline for registrations in the Fairweathers’ Senior Social and Business-House Winter Volleyball League is later this week. Teams have until Sunday evening to register their interest for the season, which begins on Thursday, June 26. To enter, and for more information, contact Nicky Bain at Marlborough Volleyball.

GYMNASTICS The Blenheim Gymnastics Club is preparing for a busy weekend with a variety of events coming up. Over 800 students from around Marlborough will participate at the Schools Gymnastic Festival at Stadium 2000 on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the Marlborough Gymnastics Championships will be held at the same venue. A number of New Zealand national gymnasts will be attending.

SWIMMING The seven heading to the games. Back: Joseph Davies, 16, Toni Langlois, 14, Shannon Wiffen, 15, and Toby Lloyd, 16. Front: Abbey Brown, 13, Tallara Daldorf, 14, and Stacey Mitchell, 14.

our top players in there, but also we wanted to send them up there to enrich the players that aren’t going when they come back. “They’re definitely very talented.

Obviously the more they play and experience they get in better competitions the better they’ll become, and that’s the focus for us in Marlborough.”

The players will use a tournament involving Christchurch teams at the end of the month as preparation for the event.

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