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A deadly water bottle Chris Tobin Beware clear plastic water bottles in cars. This is something Blenheim mum Nikita Woodford discovered to her alarm early on Tuesday afternoon. She was at home in her Edith Street home, near the Maxwell Rd-Alabama Rd intersection, with her three children Hemi, 5, Lyriq, 3, and Lexus, 1, when she heard an almighty bang. Looking out her lounge window she saw flames leaping from the smashed windscreen of her 1996 Mitsubish Legnum which was parked near the house. Continued page 2

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A deadly water bottle Continued from page 1 She rang 111 and rushing outside she tried to get the garden hose operating. However, the car was parked over it and would not function. “A neighbour came over with a hose and he put out the fire before the fire engine arrived.” The interior of the car had been gutted by the flames and parts had melted due to the heat of the flames. The cause? A clear plastic water bottle Nikita had left on the floor of the front passenger seat which had ignited a fire because of the sun. “I never thought a water bottle could do that,” she said. A firefighter told her under a hot sun a bottle could become like a magnifying glass if it was shiny. Nikita was thankful it had not been worse. “I wasn’t thinking about the fuel tank till the neighbour said something about it. I had no idea.” Three child seats were destroyed in

The interior of Nikita Woodford’s burnt out car after a plastic water bottle started a fire on the floor of her car.

the blaze and Nikita said two seats had since been kindly donated to her by a neighbour. She had third party insurance on the car but this lapsed three weeks ago.

Clear plastic fires ‘not common’ Blenheim chief fire officer and fire safety officer Rob Dalton said fires caused by clear plastic water bottles was not a common phenomenon and a range of factors had to come together for it to occur. “In a lot of cases a range of conditions meet up to give you a problem.” Among these factors were the heat, intensity and angle of the sun. In these circumstances the beam of sunlight penetrating through clear plastic could become like a magnifying glass. Prisms hanging in windows have also been known to cause fires. However, Mr Dalton commented: “It’s not that common a phenomenon at all.” Nikita said her husband Hemi had a car which he used for work. However, for getting around each day she would now be walking and using a pram. “All I can do now is walk till I save enough money for a car. “I’ll never have a water bottle in a car again.”

Ready for the rebuild Annabelle Latz It is quite ironic that Reuben Harvey was working on a demolition job with his dad in Christchurch on February 22, 2011. He had just gone home for lunch from the University of Canterbury campus when the earthquake struck. Three weeks’ ago he packed his bags and moved to Christchurch, to join DW Construction, a company committed to rebuilding the city and its suburbs. The Christchurch rebuild is an attractive option of work for tradespeople in this region. Reuben has been best known around this district as the tutor of the Applied Sports pro-

Reuben Harvey has moved from Marlborough to work for a construction company in Christchurch, to be involved with the rebuild.

gramme at the Marlborough Sports Academy, and his involvement with rugby.

As Project Manager for DW Construction, Reuben will be overseeing the wide range of jobs the company is involved in, which is contracted to Fletcher Construction. “It’s pretty exciting, it’s full on,” he said. With the recent collapse of Mainzeal Construction, they will be even busier. “We are screaming out for tradespeople.” Reuben has a few friends in Christchurch already from Blenheim. In recent years he has been helping out his friend who started DW Construction, and when the offer came of a full time position, it was too hard to turn down.

“I was happy with my job up here in Blenheim, but the growth and development in this role was what attracted me to it.” “I’ll be in it for the long haul.” Reuben is also the First Aid, health and safety officer. “We’ve had one shake since I’ve been here, it’s a little reminder.” Last year 12 students completed the Certificate in Carpentry at the Nelso Marlborough Institute of Technology in Blenheim. Tutor Alan Jones said they all gained work in Blenheim, and six of them gained apprentices. Of the 12 students in the class of 2011, five have gone to Christchurch for the rebuild.

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Firefighters leave for Australia Chris Hales (centre with black cap) is crew leader, and Jim Herdman (right with grey beanie) from DOC is a fire line supervisor, in a team of six from the Blenheim Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade headed to Australia's Victoria yesterday for three weeks to fight bush fires. They are pictured here up the Waihopai Valley earlier this year for a forestry preparation burn.

Annabelle Latz Fires are soaring uphill faster than people walk, and the giant eucalyptus trees can crash to the ground without warning. This will be reality for six men, members of the Blenheim Volunteer Rural Fire Force, who left yesterday for Victoria in Australia, to battle bush fires. Jim Herdman from the Department of Conservation will be fire line supervisor, with Chris Hayles as crew leader. Crew members are Richie Law, who, like Jim and Chris is not unfamiliar to such projects.

Dave Koubek, Peter Selby, Phil Hodson and Quintin Morgan are the other crew members. Richard McNamara, Principal Rural Fire Officer, said they will be part of a New Zealand deployment contingent of 44 fire fighters, heading to the fires in East Gippsland, in the Omeo Mt Hotham area. “Their job will be to control fire lines in heavy eucalyptus forests,” said Richard, who is also familiar with working in environments like this. Jobs will include chainsaw work to cut down endangering trees, using hand tools, and using pumps to

extinguish the fire reach. “Remember, this fire is motoring. For every 10 degree of slope, the fire’s rate of speed will double,” said Richard. Some blocks of bush fire are as big as 12,000 hectares. This means instead of battling the actual fire, it is important to ‘burn out’ areas surrounding the existing fire, like burning lines alongside roads and railway lines, to prevent the fire ‘jumping’ and spreading any further. Richard said they have to be very careful in the tall timber, because visibility is minimal, and trees can

fall down easily. “Dead standing trees are the biggest danger.” Richard said the crew is very experienced, “They will be helping out our mates across the Tasman.” He said it was great that the region had such a good representation heading to Victoria, and encouraged the Marlborough and Kaikoura community to be proud of them. “You need to know there are very good urban and vegetation fire crews here.” They will be gone for three weeks, carrying out two seven day shifts.

Jane sees red over roses Chris Tobin Blenheim motel owner Jane Parsons was seeing red yesterday. Considering that yesterday was Valentine’s Day and that she has half a dozen plots of beautiful red roses blooming around her motor lodge, things should have been coming up rosy. But that was not the case. A guest checking out from Mrs Parson’s’ Brydan On Rose Motor Lodge on the corner of Middle Renwick Rd and Rose St yesterday, told her that at about 9am she’d seen someone clipping Mrs Parson’s roses. When the guest approached the woman, who was dressed in a long dress and heavy cardigan, the woman ran off with a large bunch of roses, jumped in a car and sped off. “It’s stealing,” Mrs Parsons said. “It makes me angry because my husband Don and I, do all the garden and we don’t get a lot of time to get out there.” Mrs Parsons said a similar incident happened last year. She suspected the woman ended up selling the Jane Parsons in one of her rosebeds from which roses were stolen yesterday, Valentine's Day. red roses on a street corner.

Saying ‘I do,’ for the second time Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Michele Ford had butterflies in her stomach yesterday, just like the day she shared wedding vows with her husband Richard for the first time. But she did not even have time to worry about choosing a new dress when they renewed their vows yesterday. They were the lucky-draw winners of the More FM competition, giving a couple the chance to renew their vows on Valentines Day. Michele and Richard married in Rotorua eleven years ago, and have two children Duncan, 12,

and Kaylee, 15. They moved to Marlborough 10 years ago. Richard, an electrician for Marlborough District Council, said they heard the promotion on the radio, and with the help of marriage celebrant Carol Taylor, created some more vows. “This time they were very modern. They were a bit more traditional back when we married,” said Richard. Michele, looking beautiful in her bright summery dress, said she did not even have a chance to buy a new one for the occasion, as they only learned they were the winners yesterday.

“I was going to cook Richard a nice dinner this evening, like ribs or a rack of lamb. But he won’t be getting that now,” said Michele. The couple went to Hotel D’Urville for dinner, thanks to Nicolas Perez from Harcourts Marlborough. They said the key to a happy marriage was to not end the day on an argument. Carol Taylor has been a marriage celebrant for six years, and sees more couples renewing vows these days. “They look at their happy marriage together, and it’s more Richard and Michele Ford renewed their vows meaningful. I think it’s quite in Pollard Park yesterday, after 11 years of lovely.” marriage.

A male in his mid seventies was transported to Wairau Hospital early yesterday morning with serious chest injuries, following a crash just on the south side of the Picton Elevation. Only one vehicle was involved; the vehicle leaving the road and crashing into a ditch. The patient was treated at the scene by two ambulance crews, stabilised, then transported. It is believed the patient was driving from Christchurch to catch an early morning ferry when the accident happened.

Fundraising meal for museum A Pop Up Restaurant and Pop Up Chef will be featuring soon, as part of a ‘Night4theMuseum’event. There will also be a Pop Up Chef. For an evening of food, music and fun on Saturday March 2, come along to Ritual Café on Maxwell Rd at 6pm. Tickets are $30, and include a three-course dinner. For tickets, visit Marlborough Museum or Blenheim Book World, pay by cash or cheque only. Or phone 578 1712 or see www. marlboroughmuseum.org.nz

Tickets available for fundraising dinner A dinner to raise money for a North Island dog handler who has a rare brain tumor, requiring treatment in Germany, is taking place at Clubs of Marlborough in Blenheim on Thursday March 7. The fundraising event and charity auction is being organised by one of Blenheim’s dog handlers Senior Constable Steve Tribe, and civilian support staff member Kate Smith. Tickets are $35 each, and include a buffet meal. They are available for purchase at The Sun front desk.

St Arnaud accident A Christchurch man was airlifted to Nelson Hospital on Wednesday with spinal injuries after his glider spun out of control during a landing. The 47-year-old man was picked up by the NelsonMarlborough rescue helicopter at 2pm on Wednesday after his glider landed short of the Lake Station airfield at St Arnaud.

Ferry to return Cook Strait ferry operator Bluebridge is hoping to get its ferry Santa Regina back into passenger and freight service on the Cook Strait run early next week. The ferry struggled into Wellington Harbour. Last Friday one of the ferry’s two engines broke down during an overnight sailing from Wellington to Picton and it struggled into Wellington harbour.

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Airport profits ‘excessive’ Wellington International Airport, which is co-owned by Infratil and Wellington City Council, is extracting excessive profits by targeting higher returns than it should, according to the Commerce Commission. The transport hub is likely to recover between $38 million and $69 million more than it needs to for a reasonable return between 2012 and 2017, the antitrust regulator said in a final report to Commerce Minister Craig Foss and Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee. The commission thinks a reasonable return is 7.1 percent to 8 percent, whereas the airport is projected to make returns of between 12.3 percent and 15.2 percent, it said.

House prices ease New Zealand house prices eased from a record last month while the volume of sales had a seasonal dip compared to December, according to the Real Estate Institute. The national median house price fell 4.9 percent in January from December to $370,000 and was 4.2 percent higher than in January 2012. The median price in Auckland rose 8.1 percent from January last year.

Dishing up a treat on Picton foreshore A new mobile food trailer ‘Off The Hook’ opened for business on the Picton foreshore in recent weeks. Owner Helena Bullen said they had plenty of mouth watering food available. “We buy fresh fish from Uncle Lawrence at Ngamarau,” she said. The menu includes gourmet burgers with Silverfern farms ribeye and a lot more. “We’d like to thank the Marlbrough District Council for all their help,” she said. Conner Rangi at the new ‘Off the Hook’ mobile food trailer which includes colourful murals, tables and chairs.

Big contract for CarbonScape Marlborough based clean-tech company CarbonScape has signed a future supply agreement with New Zealand STeel. A trial shipment of green coke is planned for 2014, which New Zealand Steel will use as an additive in its steel making operation at Glenbrook to reduce carbon emissions. CarbonScape has developed a microwave process for converting forestry waste into high value

New job The government’s chief statistician, Geoff Bascand, will leave Statistics New Zealand in May to take up a senior role at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Bascand will a deputy governor and head of operations at the RBNZ, having led Statistics NZ through substantial organisational changes.

carbon products, including metallurgical coke. Following successful trials, a scaled up production plant is being built to deliver commission samples. CarbonScape is presently securing investment to enable expansion to commercial production. The collaboration has been encouraged by BlueScope Steel in Australia, New Zealand Steel’s parent company, which has been studying options for the reduction

A new business website will pair Canterbury construction firms with potential business partners across New Zealand. Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce chief executive Peter Townsend, the project’s spokesman, said the website had been launched to keep Canterbury businesses from being overwhelmed by the rebuild. Collaboratecanterbury.org.nz matches up local construction companies who need staff or resources with other Kiwi organisations that can help out. “The scale of the rebuild is just so big that we simply will not have the resources here to deal with it, and that becomes increasingly obvious every day,” Mr Townsend said.

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ket Street, Blenheim i agree with this dog owner, we pay our registration fees for our pooches so why do we have nothing for our dogs? i think its about time

I needed a toilet @ 10:30pm got to new toilet ..SHUT..is this just for showing off new useless park !

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too tight Does junk mail really need to b rolled up tighter than a spring! It makes it impossible to open and read!!. Howick road

dog doo defilement Sick of walking in dog shit on corner of hospital rd.thought pepole were meant 2pick up not defile walk ways .where s respect for others? Concerned walker

bonus delight After a wondeful bike ride to Benmorven what a bonus it was to find the delightful little deli/cafe called The Burleigh, corner of Batty‘s Rd / New Renwick Rd, to stop off at for morning tea.

scream p.c Noisy neighbours, barking dogs,cars etc. What about the screaming kids from the preschool daycare centres! Come on teachers bring them into line do something about it or is it too p.c these days! Caroline

i agree with u about,sicknss benft,the dole!.bt dnt thnk u understand wt the inverlads benfit is 4.it is 4 people that can no longer wrk,yes sme can do part tme wrk,bt ther a lot who cant even do that,4 good reason.example,paralised,in a wheel chair,on inverlads benft.can they wrk?its nt ways hav wrk,and hav flexable hrs 4 those with kids.so that no exscuse ether.

DOG PARK We agree with the dog park idea. With price of registration we should have one.

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beauty but inked? get ova it if ya dnt hav 1 u wouldnt no if ya dnt like em walk with ya eyes closed. cctv u make it sound like we r al crims

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NOISY DOGS Why not aproach the dog owners about their dogs before ring‘n the ranger. As a dog owner i have asked my neighbors see me if dogs bark. No complaints

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I had my bike 4 2 moths an had 3 ner miss by drives not looking..i got hit 2 day by a car going up redwood st.a car came out off a st on 2 red wood an bang.i like 2 say 2 the person that hit me im ok.but the piont is drives.we r cyclings r out there. next time some one will die.cause drives dont look..

To those who thnk animal control is the answer hav u ever thort mayb tha bullying not on owner is at wrk nt every1 has a 9 to 5 I think that people should stop thy prob dnt even knw its barking try bullying and think about how others going over thr nd tel thm urself thr feel!! j.h myt b a nicer soluti0n calling animal c0ntrol jst gets pepz bk up. Pepz unc0ntrold kids r m0re annoying!! Abridged

Luvly 2 travel by train blenheim 2 picton. But charge of $29 ? No way! Shuttle charge almost third of da cost.

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Would be lovely to be able to enjoy the outdoor pool with my children, 5 yr old and baby, but there is no shade! When I asked staff when they would be getting a shade sail or something, she said people who swim outside want to be in the sun! Not very sun smart!

well done Well done to those who did Buller at weekend.especially the lady with her arm in a sling

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wake up Don coyote (letter Sun 6 Feb) - Nz First & Winston Peters? You have to be joking! Wake up get with it

Dear Ed, Regarding the constant tax hike on alchohol in bars, what is the ultimate goal? Prohibition is proven to fail spectacularly and I am not convinced pricing alchohol in bars out of reach for the average consumer is having the intended result. Everyone is aware that in NZ there is a ‘drinking culture’, my point is making a relatively safe and secure place, generally with security and responsible managers and bar tenders a place where noone can afford to enjoy a few pints - but instead forcing people to go out, buy home-made spirits

and enjoy them in unsupervised and un-regulated venues counterintuitive. Removing safe channels (or in this case pricing out the average consumer) for the purchase and consumption of liquor only creates black market demand, teenagers ‘preloading’ before going to town and puts people at risk. For example the untimely death of the young man up in Auckland from consuming the home-brew spirits. What my gist is, is the unending tax hike working? Is it ‘fixing’ our drinking culture. From what I can see, the answer is no. Disenchanted

wine fest - ho hum Wine fest - same old. Good food but need more decent music!

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Plenty of places to take dogs for run in Marlborough now.And knowing local council,they‘ll build you pathetically small fenced park,but banned yr dogs from anywhere else...Owner of 2 dogs

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in reply to “Beauty But Inked“ some people think long and hard before they tattoo themselves and in doing so, cover with tattoos that have meaning, myself for instance every tattoo i have depicts an event that has taken place in my life and are visual memories, it shuldnt matter where on their body people choose to place there tattoos as it is THEIR body and infact if it upsets you to look at them my advice is NOT to look, do somethin else at lunch time. Rachee..

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3. Watering Water-stressed plants soon stop cropping. Regular watering is essential for beans, courgettes, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers and tomatoes. Feed weekly with liquid fertiliser for bigger yields. 4. Dig spuds Harvest potatoes when they start to flower Spuds take 60-90 days to mature, depending on the variety.


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Mark sharing his icons of art Chris Tobin Sharing his art collection with the wider community is something Mark Stephenson enjoys and he would like to see school groups become involved also. The well known Blenheim real estate company owner and art collector would like to see them visiting the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim to view his latest exhibition of art. “They’d have to go to Te Papa or a major gallery to see something similar; they’re of museum quality,” he said of the works currently on display in the exhibition, ‘New Zealand Art Icons from the Stephenson Collection.’ The art includes works by Billy Apple, Colin McCahon, Michael Smither, Bill Hammond, Darryn George, James Robinson, and Frances Hodgkins. They are highly rated works by these standout artists. Mr Stephenson said, for example, Hammond’s ‘Unknown European Arts, was the best work by the artist he had seen while the Frances Hodgkins painting, A Country Window, has been placed among the five best works by the artist. “The Tate Gallery wanted to keep that painting in England,” Mr Stephenson said. His interest in art collecting goes back 30 years when he was principal of St Joseph’s School in Picton. He has concentrated on contemporary New Zealand art from the 1930s onwards and also has a collection of Australian art. “I’ve always had a liking for art but there was Mark Stephenson with Frances Hodgkins’ painting ‘A Country Window’ which is currently part of an exhibition at the Millenno background of it in the family. I used to enjoy nium Art Gallery going to the Aigantighe Art Gallery in Timaru which was a working platform for artists. with my mum. She had what I consider is, ‘an eye;’ you’ve to see if he’s interested.’ “I’m not into conceptual art; I like tangible art and being “With the Millennium opening 12 to 13 years ago it gave me either got it or not.” the opportunity to display important art works.” Since starting, Mr Stephenson’’s collection has grown able to respond to it.” On occasion he releases a work from the collection to Mr Stephenson said he was always trying to find a permanent substantially in size and value. It is one of the biggest private encorporate art by an emerging artist. gallery for his collection. collections in the South Island with 200 works. “I’m eclectic; dealers think it’s funny that no matter what “One of the interesting things is that when I came to “I’d really like to see a third of the collection up for people type of art it is, they say ‘better ring Mark in Marlborough Marlborough there was no art gallery except an art society to look at; I’m not interested in selling.”

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Enjoy a memorable food and wine tasting experience The Mercure Picton’s Chartroom Restaurant offers panoramic views of the Marlborough sounds and will entice you with its seasonal menus offering local produce and accompanied by local wines. Open from 6pm nightly. Treat yourself to a night out and get 20% off the total bill when quoting or presenting this ad. OPEN TUES - SUN 11am-4.30pm

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Roccos • Fresh pasta daily • Seafood a speciality • Prime steaks • Chicken Mafia Good selection of local wines and some Italian. EARLY BIRD special 6pm -7pm Monday-Friday

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Open from 6.00pm Mon-Sat Your hosts Fabio and Carlo

Rocco’s continues to impress Just out of the main town centre, quiet, yet easy to find, Blenheim’s very own taste of Italy, Rocco’s Restaurant, has been impressing locals for 30 years. Each Monday to Saturday evening, Carlo, the head chef, and his kitchen team are ready and waiting to serve their customers with the finest and freshest produce around. Nestled next to the Grove Park Motor Lodge, at 5 Dodson Street, Rocco’s is a traditionally themed Italian restaurant, designed to create ambiance for it’s patrons. Rocco’s is renowned for its steak and scallops, with fish, crayfish, and pastas all available in abundant portions, for reasonable prices, “You don’t go away hungry,” says co-owner Fabio, who recommends finishing a meal with their popular dessert tiramisu. W it h a l a r g e s e l e c t i o n o f Marlborough wines, and some

Italian wines, Rocco’s is the perfect venue for birthdays, work functions, and is child friendly, providing a special kid’s menu. Being specialists of Italian cuisine, Fabio, Carlo and their team know how to impress their customers, ensuring they do not delete any customer favorites from the menu, while providing specials on a regular basis. The loyal staff at Rocco’s provide good service to their valued customers - both regular and new. “We hear languages from all over the world, we have a lot of tourists dining with us especially in summertime and often have overseas people arriving on the recommendation of their friends who visited us previously,”says Fabio. Rocco’s is open Monday to Saturday from 6pm, as well as some public holidays. Bookings are preferred, to ensure the best possible experience for customers.

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- weekend event guide Friday 15 February Stadium 2000 Pool Friday 6am – 6pm. Adult $5, Child $3, Seniors $4.50, Family $12 The Muslim Association of Marlborough Inc. Friday (Jummah) prayers every week between 12pm - 2pm, upstairs meeting room at Marlborough Community Centre, 25 Alfred St, Blenheim.(Space for ladies also). For details contact: Br Zayd 027 644 979 or Br Fouad 021 0253 1275 The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open everyday 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 Free general exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street, plenty of parking. Phone Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette. Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395.

Clear Water Gallery Lou Davidson exhibition. 11th - 27th January. www.marlboroughartsociety.com/exhibitions.htm

Saturday 16 February Harness Racing Trials Witherlea Race Course 10am start. Summer Concert - Picton Foreshore 2pm - 4.30pm SPCA Valentines Adopt-a-thon. Marlborough SPCA 10am-4pm Foxes Island Road Renwick. Free entry.All day BBQ, tea/ coffee, bouncy castle and adoption specials, childrens craft activities and stories. (if wet, event will take place on Feb 23) Open Mike Night Chequers Cafe Winebar ,Scott St starts 6.00pm The Edwin Fox Ship and Visitor Centre, Picton Late evening opening, every Saturday through summer. Stadium 2000 Pool Saturday and Sunday 8.30am – 5pm. Adult $5, Child $3, seniors $4.50, Family $12.

LeCafe Picton Hosts Carmen Salvador,from Chile, 8.30pm admission $5.00

Marlborough 4WD Club Branch River trip, a side trip up Mt Morris and short walks. BBQ lunch provided. Meet at Leatham Road turnoff SH63 at 10.00am. For more info or to book phone DOC 03 5729100. Marlborough Car Club Street sprint, Cloudy Bay Industrial park. Phone Neil Webb 578 5091 Nelson Lakes Festival St Arnaud. Celebrating 170 years of European association with area and will be a fundraiser for local emergency services.It will feature a market beside Lake Kerr from 9.00am. A great family day out with free entry. Wairau Valley Golf Club Nude Golf International. Register online www.naturist.co.nz, enter as an individual or team

Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434.

Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107

Riverside Railways Train departs from Brayshaw Park Station for Beaver Station in central Blenheim at 1.45, 3.00 & 4.15pm. Journey takes approximately 1hr return. Return Fares; Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY

Tango Lessons Improvers, 7pm, Basics 8.30pm. Nurses Hall, Blenheim. Monica: 572 2667.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am

Farmers’ Market A and P Showgrounds, Cnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads, Blenheim

Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888.

Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts.

Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am-1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 573 7390

Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12noon-5pm Wed – Sat. 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or www.thediversion.co.nz Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784 www.marlboroughartsociety.com

Eastern States Speedway South Island stock car championships. Gates open at 6pm. Adults $15, families $30, kids $3, under 5 free. Members, pensioners, students $10

Sunday 17 February Tuatara Day Conservation Kids NZ are hosting another workshop all about Tuataras. Highlights include an awesoms slideshow, educational craft activities, competitions and fun games. Held at the Dolphin Watch and Nature Tours office, Water Front Picton. Ph 0800 Wildlife.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! 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 10am-4pm every Sunday at Brayshaw Park. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and book. Free admission. Marlborough Modellers Association 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month. Brayshaw Park, 8 Arthur Baker Place.

UP and COMING EVENTS CWCI-KYB NZ Summer reTREAT Tour 2013 Wesley Centre 27 Feb 7.30pm. Ph Ruth 579 3565

Pony Club Pony Club Grounds, New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. People’s Sunday Market Noel Leeming Carpark. Open through the holiday season. Good quality crafts, belts and buckles, woodware, jewellery, clothing, olive oil, F/R eggs, book. Sites $5. Rail Sail Open every day over the holiday period on the Picton Foreshore. 10am – 4pm for train rides and model yachts to sail. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

Eastern States Speedway South Island stock car championships. Saturday 16th - 6pm

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Cheers, so much to celebrate By Annabelle Latz

Marlborough Wine and Food Festival was a huge success at the weekend, and according to a British scholarship winner and a Japanese wine grower based in Marlborough, this industry and this region certainly has something to celebrate.

Embrace the diversity Kat Wiggins was asked if she might get bored sipping wine constantly on a scholarship visit to Marlborough late last year. As the first British winner of the Wine Marlborough/NZ-UK Link Foundation/John Avery Scholarship Kat visited the region, and said boredom was the last thing on her mind. “While it's true to say that I certainly tasted a lot of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and more, there wasn't a single moment during my trip when I thought ‘I've heard this all before’. Everyone was different - their practices, philosophies and personalities were all unique.” The 32 year-old is marketing manager with Lay and Wheeler, a British fine wine merchant, part of Majestic Wine. Kat was quick to observe the diversity of the Marlborough, both between valleys, and in regions within the valleys. “It displayed different characteristics within their wines.” The wine industry, open and friendly, meant everyone was welcoming and willing to help her. "From the state-of-the-art at Marisco and Brancott, through to smaller scale and artisan

producers like Staete Landt and Te Whare Ra; from the biodynamic philosophies of Seresin to the science and pragmatism of Forrest; from the grand scale of Yealands, Cloudy Bay and Villa Maria, through to single vineyards like Ballochdale and Kekerengu; I learned something new every day.” “There are now perhaps two generations of winemakers in the region, both of whom can benefit from the knowledge, outlook a nd exp er ience of the other.” K a t hopes to make a return trip soon.

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TO ALL SHEEP AND BEEF FARMERS By now you should have received a pack in the mail from Beef + Lamb New Zealand containing voting papers that relate to an exciting new Primary Growth Partnership programme of work. This $65 million programme over seven years, involves interests from the red meat sector, banking and government, collaborating to improve the way knowledge and capability is developed, packaged and adopted for farmers. The Government has committed $32.4 million and industry partners are funding $13.2 million. We are now seeking approval to apply $19.7 million from farmers via Beef + Lamb New Zealand and New Zealand Meat Board Reserves. There is a meeting near you to discuss this on Thursday 21 February 4.00pm, Scenic Hotel, 65 Alfred Street Blenheim. For more information call 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352).

Kat Wiggins loved her time in Marlborough, and can’t wait to come back.

Passionate about Pinot Noir Elegance is one word used to describe Marlborough’s Pinot Noir, which is evolving and improving every year. That is what producer Takaki Okada loves about it, and that is the message he shared when he was tasting at the Pinot Noir NZ 2013 Conference in Wellington a fortnight ago. Dubbed as the “fresh thinking” event, the event was a chance for growing regions around the country and Pinot Noir producing representatives from overseas to get together and talk about developments, taste wines, from a ‘grass roots level.’ It was first held in 2001. “It was a really good opportunity to taste different Pinot Noirs from around New Zealand,” said Takaki. About to start the third vintage for his own label Folium, he knows it will taste different to last year’s wine. “That’s what I like about the Pinot Noir from this country.” Born in Japan, Takaki has been in Marlborough since 2003, firstly a vineyard manager at Clos Takaki Okada has his own label Forum, and grows Henri, and since 2009 he has been setting up his grapes on Brancott Rd. He says his Pinot Noir his own brand; growing six hectares of Pinot changes and evolves with every vintage. Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. He said as the vines are getting older in and the flavours are not so extracted, but more Marlborough, there is more density in the wine, concentric and dense.” with a strong focus on the beauty of the fruit, Takaki said the conference was a good chance which he said can be difficult to grow and very for Pinot Noir growers to get together and talk affected by soil and climate. about the variety, which he said has an exciting “Wine makers understand their fruits better, future here in Marlborough.


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Talking business about helping youth By Annabelle Latz If Marlborough businesses can work alongside Youth Programmes, everyone will benefit. This is the message from David Taylor, one of the three new trustees of Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Marlborough. He will help set the direction of FYD, and extend the child and youth charity’s profile both locally and wider afield. “Two key steps in growing the reach of FYD are how do we get partners to come alongside us and how do we fund the roll out of new programmes,” said David. The aim of FYD is to inspire all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem and promote good values which teach valuable life, education

David, who has a business mentoring and people skills company, Positive Potential, said with his natural talents and enthusiasm for mentoring, and his connections with Marlborough businesses, he feels confident he can encourage local businesses to help Marlborough’s youth get exposure to potential career opportunities. “It’s about getting businesses involved, to see if they can give kids some insight into what really happens in the work place.” David, originally from Scotland, moved to Marlborough a year ago from Sydney, after a career in banking. He is a board member on the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce and holds advisory and mentoring roles on banking and mentoring programmes globally. He knows that positive mentoring and exposure to role models from a young age can help create wonderful futures. “This is a great way for the community to help the young at grass roots. It’s not

David Taylor is one of three new trustees for Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Marlborough.

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difficult for businesses to get behind us, but we need to tell them what we are about, show them our vision and share some of the success stories from the kids who have experienced what FYD can do for them and for their communities.” FYD was founded by Sir Edmund Hillary’s friend and climbing companion, Graeme Dingle and lawyer Jo-anne Wilkinson in 1995 as the Project K Trust. Sir Ed served as one of the first trustees, and together they wanted to take a practical step forward to address high levels of negative youth statistics in New Zealand. David will be working alongside the other two new trustees Nicki Bennett and Laurie Murdoch. They will join Lisa Delaveau and Tracy Johnston, chair, on the trust board. “The business community will see more of us. We will put on some small gatherings to tell our story and show how it can give our youth a hand up in life.”

Pets’ speed dating by SPCA By Kat Duggan Marlborough SPCA will be holding an open day tomorrow at its base in Renwick with a range of activities planned for the public, including ‘furry speed dating’. Marlborough SPCA office manager, Kate Horrey, said the focus of the day was to hold an adopt-a-thon, to help the SPCA find some great homes for their animals. Ms Horrey said all of the adoption prices would be 50 per cent

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off their usual prices, and the SPCA would also be microchipping on the spot at the open day, at the special price of $25. Ms Horrey said the open day would be hosting a number of activities, including craft for kids starting at 11am, face painting, a bouncy castle, a BBQ, and would even tie in with Valentine’s Day, which was on Thursday. “We will be having furry speed dating, which is a chance for people to meet some animals

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sent to 314 Whitford Road, RD 1, Howick, Manukau 2571. A service to commemorate Jonathan’s life will be held at St Ninian’s Presbyterian Church, Alabama Road, at 1.00 pm on Friday February 15th, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. “All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16 GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz

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Visitor numbers for the Centenary Anzac Day Commemorative Services at Gallipoli on April 25, 2015, will be set at 10,500 people, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse has confirmed. “The Turkish Government recently reviewed the Anzac Commemorative Site and has formally advised that the maximum capacity is 10,500 people,” says Mr Woodhouse. “Demand for places at the 2015 Gal-

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NEW FITNESS CENTRE MANAGER The new fitness centre manager at Clubs of Marlborough is Charlie Nguyen. He will be working with his new assistant instructor, Daylene Cooper. The grand opening of the mezzanine extension is today, Friday February 15, 5.30pm -6.30pm.

GOLF COURSE SOLD One of the country’s top six golf courses, the Gulf Harbour Country Club, has been sold for $12.8 million. New Zealander Chen Gau bought the 90-hectare country club and will be its fifth owner. The club, which boasts world top amateur golfer Lydia Ko as a member, will lease the facility from Gau for the foreseeable future, club deputy chairman Doug Godfrey said.

STAR UNAVAILABLE A huge hole to fill faces the Northern Mystics with Silver Ferns defender Anna Harrison out of the ANZ Netball Championship due to pregnancy. Harrison’s unavailability comes on the back of fellow defender Charlotte Kight being out with a ruptured achilles. Mystics coach Ruth Aitken says they’re losing a top talent

SHOWING CONFIDENCE International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has reiterated his confidence in under-fire International Cycling Union chief (UCI) Pat McQuaid. McQuaid and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen have been in the spotlight ever since the Lance Armstrong doping scandal with pressure on them to clarify how much they knew and whether or not dope test results were suppressed.

PHOENIX SIGNING The Wellington Phoenix have pulled off a recruitment coup by signing former A-League MVP Carlos Hernandez on a two-year contract. Hernandez, 30, won the Johnny Warren Medal in 2010 and scored 40 goals in 138 games for the Melbourne Victory.

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Super 15 rugby rolls around again It’s still hit-out time for the New Zealand franchises but Super 15 rugby rumbles into action this weekend. Aussie teams Rebels against the Force, Brumbies v Reds will be kicking off the new season. Kiwi teams will follow next week with the Highlanders taking on defending champions the Chiefs on the southerners’ home turf, Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, while the Hurricanes will be up against the Blues in Wellington. The Crusaders have another week to wait after that before they begin their 2013 campaign – against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Of the New Zealand franchises, a pepped up Highlanders outfit looks

dangerous, the Chiefs will be up there again no doubt and coaches Todd Blackadder (Crusaders) and John Kirwan (Blues) will be watched closely to see what kind of magic they can weave with their sides. The clock’s ticking for Todd Blackadder to deliver with a Super 15 title so that’s going to be interesting. Last night the country’s top sports awards were handed out and I’m sure Lydia Ko, the pint-sized golfing wonder, walked off with some silverware. What a sensation she is proving. The clamour for her to turn professional could become deafening but she’d be wise to wait for the most opportune time. Achieving too much too soon, burnout – these have all been seen

in the past and to prevent that possibility, Ko has to be ready in every way before making that major step of turning professional. Sonny Bill Williams? Please, Sonny, stay away from the ring, or if you want to be serious about it go to the United States and fight someone of genuine quality. The fiasco of a fight he had against the washed-up South African beer barrell Francois Botha, perhaps the most inept fighter ever to lay claim to a version of the world heavyweight boxing title, was like a work of fiction about all that is wrong with professional boxing. A failed drug test, an alleged bribe to take a dive, the fight shortened without commentators or most of

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the officials knowing - all that was left was for one of the fighters to chew the other’s ear, or for some nutter to parachute into the ring – all of which, of course, has happened before. But that’s the nature of pro boxing. And when it plumbs the depths, it does a damn good job!

Good time to get pedalling Story and photos by Annabelle Latz Ride your bike whenever and wherever you can. February is Bike Wise month, and Wednesday was Go By Bike Day. About 120 cyclists stopped off at Raupo Café for breakfast, as they pedalled on their way to work, school or the day’s activities. There were about 20 bikers taking part at Le Cafe in Picton too. Shaun Woods, 13, bikes to Marlborough Boys’ College from Riversdale most days. Road cycling is his sport too, he enjoys everything about biking. His mate Nick Blakiston, 17, bikes from Springlands, works part time at a bike shop, and his sport is also road cycling. “It’s not too hard, and you get a good breakfast on a day like today,” said Nick.

Bike Walk Marlborough is Marlborough’s walking and cycling advocates group, and works alongside Marlborough District Council to promote cycling. Rob Dunn, coordinator for the group, said there are many benefits to cycling. He said health, fitness, money saving and environmental sustainability could all be achieved. “Biking is fun and it’s fitness, and Blenheim Diana de Zwart (left) with her son Oli, 1, and her mum Marg Rowat, taking part in the biking event is such a cool place to do it.” on Wednesday morning. “This is basically about bums on bikes.” Rob wanted to thank the volunteers at Raupo “It’s a really good way to get out and get fit,” Cafe and Le Cafe who helped make the event said Diana. possible. Diana bikes with her children Katherine, 3 and Marg Rowat was at the breakfast on Wednesday, Ol, 1, whenever she can. and she is on holiday from Eastern Canada visiting “Blenheim is really good for biking, there are her daughter Diana de Zwart. lots of paths.”

Cricket grants open The ANZ Cricket Grant scheme is asking clubs, schools, individuals and teams to apply for the scheme, which gives away bats, stumps, helmets, scoreboards and Apply for your ANZ cricket grant to get pitch resurfacing grants. some good cricket gear this summer

The scheme, aimed at helping cricket grow at community, is available to people of all ages and levels of cricket, with backyard cricket sets, uniforms, gear and bespoke grants also available.

Nationally, $100,000 worth of grants is up for grabs. Applications for an ANZ Cricket Grant scheme are open now until 12 March 2013 and can be completed at www.anzcricketworld.co.nz

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