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By Cathie Bell Months of preparation are coming to an end with the colleges’ senior formal tonight. Hundreds of dressed-up young men and women will be arriving at the Marlborough Convention Centre from 7pm to attend the Marlborough Boys’ and Marlborough Girls’ Colleges’ senior formal. Continued on page 2 Marlborough Girls’ College head girl Ashana Rengasamy and Marlborough Boys’ College deputy head boy Theo Martin-Babin were busy on Wednesday preparing for tonight’s Combined Colleges Formal.

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Combined colleges’ formal a huge event for youth Continued from page 1 Head girl Ashana Rengasamy says this year, the ‘formal’ is back in the formal and there will be a band and a sit-down dinner, all dressed to a ‘Great Gatsby’ theme. “The theme achieves what we want for the night.” The senior formal is ‘definitely a highlight’ for students at Marlborough Boys’ and Marlborough Girls’ Colleges, she says. The community also enjoy it, with many people turning up outside the convention centre early in the evening to watch the students arriving in the many and varied vehicles they turn up in, and how dressed up the young people get. The students are arriving from 7pm until about 8pm. Ashana says she is ‘extremely happy’ with how well the formal preparation is going.

Shannon Hewetson, Lucy Sheat, Seth Robinson, Fenella Smith and Alex Conner-McClean pictured on Wednesday decorating the Marlborough Convention Centre for tonight’s Combined Colleges Formal.

Because there were no events on at the convention centre, the formal committee were able to start decorating the room on Wednesday afternoon, which meant it would not be the usual Friday afternoon panic.

She says the committee has put in an enormous effort into its planning. “We started in April, five months ago. “You forget how much planning goes into these events!” Everyone on the planning

committee has pulled their weight, Ashana says. The group met each week, and people put in hours and hours of work to get a huge amount done, she says. “I’m extremely happy with the outcome, very happy.”

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By Celeste Alexander Renwick man Luke Marchant is “gutted” by the recent theft of his bagpipes from his home on August 11. Thieves broke into his car during the night which was parked in the driveway of his Uxbridge Street home, taking his wallet and bagpipes. He says he’s not concerned about his wallet but his bagpipes hold “sentimental value” and he wants them returned. “I have had them since I started playing eight years ago. I don’t understand why they

wanted to take the bagpipes when there was other stuff in the car, but I really want them back. “If they can be returned to where they were taken from, there will be no questions asked, no further action,” he says. Luke has reported the theft to Police but there have been no leads. “If you happen to find them, please hand them into the Police.” Luke is a member of the Marlborough District Highland Pipe Band which is where he learned to play the bagpipes.

Luke Marchant pictured during a bagpipes lesson. Luke’s bagpipes were stolen last month and he is appealing for their return. File photo.

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Boyes family to celebrate 150 years at Tua Marina On Labour Weekend this year descendants of the Boyes family will meet to celebrate 150 years at Windermere Farm, Tua Marina. The farm at Tua Marina is now owned by a great-great grandson of David and Margaret Boyes, Rodney Parkes and wife Ann. The reunion events will take place in Tua Marina, Blenheim, Picton and Nelson. David Boyes, born in 1834, was a skilled carpenter from Applegarth, Dumfriesshire, near Lockerbie in Scotland. He arrived into Nelson via Melbourne, Australia on board the Lalla Rookh in January 1861 and then travelled onto Picton. David purchased three properties in Picton and took up work building the railway line between Picton and Blenheim. David’s wife to be Margaret Stewart, born in 1842, was residing in Glasgow, Scotland. Being prone to bronchitis her family advocated a move to a warmer climate, and combined with a very lucky escape from the ‘Body Snatchers’, Margaret moved to New Zealand. The ‘Body Snatchers’ were in the business of grabbing people, smothering their face with a chloroform-laced cloth until they passed out and died, then selling the bodies for profit to medical schools so they could learn about human anatomy. Glasgow had a large trade in this, of which Margaret Stewart was a target. However she luckily fought back with sufficient vigour and determination to escape. The family believe Margaret arrived from Glasgow into Port

inbrief Ploughman set for world championships Blenheim man Ian Woolley is competing this weekend at the World Ploughing Championships at Crockey Hill in England. Ian, along with other competing ploughmen were treated to a spectacular church service last night welcoming them to the event.

Clean up Picton Sunday is the chance to give Picton a good spring clean before the cruise ship season. Picton Smart and Connected are sponsoring a clean of the Picton foreshore, starting at 9.30am on Sunday, as part of Conservation Week. All ages welcome, and after all the hard work, there will be a sausage sizzle and prize giving from 1 pm at Mikey’s Bar. David Boyes.

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Chalmers, Dunedin on board the Ben Lomond in January 1863. Just over a year later Margaret and David were married at the Picton Registry on 9 March 1864. David subsequently sold the three sections in Picton and purchased land at Tua Marina from an Edmond Buxton for a price of £1500. The land at Tua Marina, comprising 150 acres of swampy flats, was the foundation that would eventually be expanded to some 1500 acres and became known as “Windermere” farm. On their arrival at the property Margaret and David lived in a canvas tent until David built their first home there. Flax was initially milled and harvested on the farm, followed by a sawmill and then eventually dairy farming.

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Windermere farm at Tua Marina which was home to David and Margaret Boyes. Photo provided.

David tendered for and built the Tua Marina Methodist Church, which is currently under restoration after being relocated to Brawshaw Park, Blenheim. David and Margaret had six children; an adopted son John, David Jnr, William Francis, Arthur Robert, Agnes Isabella (married Thomas Hall) and Margaret

(married William Healy) which resulted in 29 grandchildren. These days the Windermere property has successfully evolved into growing and supplying grapes for wine production, along with forestry production. To register for the Boyes & Parkes Family Reunion contact Anna Reed on 03 579 1954.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to management controls for 25 fish stocks as part of the regular twice yearly fisheries sustainability review, including snapper, paua and eels. The catch limit for Snapper 7, covering the top and west coast of the South Island, is to increase, with recreational from 90 to 250 tonnes, and commercial from 200 to 250 tonnes. In the Paua 7 fishery (top of the South Island) there will be a decrease for the commercial sector from 220.24 tonnes to 133.62 tonnes. This is supported by industry and follows their voluntarily shelving of up to 28 per cent of the quota. The South Island long-finned eel commercial harvest is being significantly reduced to encourage an increase in the population.


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PGG Wrightsons open The formal opening for the new PGG Wrightsons building in the Westwood retail area was held last night. The purpose-built store and office building opened for service on 18 July 2016, with the new 2705 square metre building combining two previous sites, bringing together a wide range of services in one easy-to-access location.

Seresin’s winner Seresin’s Jordan Hogg is this year’s Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016. The National Final was held last month at the Marlborough Research Centre, and Jordan was announced the winner was announced at the Bragato Wine Awards dinner.

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WK top Xero firm in top of the South By Cathie Bell Xero has announced Blenheim firm WK as the Tasman winner for Accounting Partner of the Year. Regional winners were announced during the Xero New Zealand Winter Roadshow, where more than 2,000 New Zealanders attended the events across 17 locations nationwide including Tasman. The awards celebrate the success of Xero’s high achieving partners all around the country with WK demonstrating a high level of dedication, commitment and support to achieve outstanding results for their clients. WK’s Neil Sinclair says the firm has been using Xero for five years now, and it enables them to spend more time with clients on important business-building work rather than more basic compliance work. He says to be selected is hugely rewarding and pretty exciting. “We’re stoked. For the team, it’s a massive achievement. It’s a massive credit to what they’re achieved.” WK will be flown to Brisbane for Xerocon South 2016 this week, where the national Accounting Partner of the Year

WK’s Neil Sinclair with Xero’s managing director NZ Anna Curzon, left, and South Island Xero Account Manager Raewyn McConnell, with the rest of his team.

and Bookkeeping Partner of the Year will be announced at a Gala Awards Dinner, but Neil says the regional award is a great achievement in itself. “The fact we’ve picked it up for this region is good enough, the uptake in the region is really high and we know there are some really good firms in the region, so to take it out, it’s great for our team. They’re doing really good things.” Xero says the winning partners were recognised for achieving great results for their customers in Tasman. These awards

are focused on acknowledging accountants and bookkeepers who support their customers to grow, whether that’s through assisting with business development through to reducing nonproductive administration time and anything in between. The Accounting Partner of the Year recognises partners who offered the best value-added service to their clients, demonstrating the benefits using Xero and using the appropriate tools for clients. Anna Curzon, Managing Director at Xero New Zealand, says the awards are one way to recognise

the outstanding achievements by partners who offer the best service and value to clients. “We are amazed by the level of dedication, commitment and support we see from our partners and these awards help us celebrate the outstanding results achieved in the past year. “The Winter Roadshow is a time for us and our partners to connect, be inspired by guest speakers and learn at workshops. There’s no better place to acknowledge those who are accomplishing stellar results.”

Scenic Hotel Marlborough’s new staff By Cathie Bell Scenic Hotel Marlborough has a new general manager, starting in just over three weeks’ time. The chain announced previous general manager Adrian Clifton has moved to the Scenic Hotel Dunedin City and Carmel Horsley takes up the position of General Manager, Scenic Hotel Marlborough effective from the beginning of October 2016. For the past two years, Carmel has been Assistant General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, where she describes her time in the Kingdom of Tonga as being one of ‘unique experiences that have been both memorable and enjoyable’.

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With a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Tourism and Marketing, Carmel is no newcomer to the Scenic Hotel Group, having worked with the Aucklandbased sales and marketing team before moving to Queenstown and taking up a position with a local destination management

company where she gained valuable insights and experience into the conference and incentives market. This market is a very important one for Scenic Hotel Marlborough which work closely with the Marlborough Convention Centre to bring groups, events and conferences into the region for a uniquely New Zealand conferencing experience that makes the most of the region’s exceptional natural assets and world-class food and wine offerings. Carmel will be joined by two other Scenic Hotel Group staff in a new lineup for the Blenheim-based property with

Alwyn Joseph as restaurant manager and Douglas Powell as head chef. Alwyn will join Scenic Hotel Marlborough from Scenic Hotel Group’s Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport where, for the past two years he has been senior food and beverage supervisor. Before that, he worked at the Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier following completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management. It’s is Douglas’ second time work ing at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, having recently taken some time out to work as head chef at local winery Giesen Wines.

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Karamu – coprosma robusta – a tough native plant with glossy green leaves and an orange berry will be a design feature in the façade of the new Picton Library and Service Centre. The karamu leaf has been chosen to incorporate into the design at the front entrance to the new building. Picton was originally named Waitohi or Waitohi Pa, by Te Atiawa who occupied the site. According to our local history website The Prow, the name Waitohi means wai, or water, and tohi refers to the tohi ritual, in which tohunga dipped karamu branches in the sacred stream and brushed the right shoulder of warriors.

September 2016 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, of the following meeting of the Marlborough District Council. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons are welcome to attend. Copies of the agenda will be available online and at Council’s Office, 15 Seymour Street. Council Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 2.00 pm The time and date may be subject to change, please contact Nicole Chauval, Committee Secretary, Ph: 03 520 7400 for confirmation.

Temporary Road Closures Thursday 15 September NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 that Seymour Street from the intersection of High Street to Alfred Street will be closed to all vehicles between the hours of 10.30 am and 12.15 pm on Thursday 15 September for the purpose of the Battle of Somme Commemoration Service. Also please note that there will be no parking in Seymour Street from the intersection of High Street to Alfred Street from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm. Any enquiries should be addressed to Sandra Boyd, Marlborough Roads, Ph: 03 520 8330. Friday 16 September NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 that Seymour Street from the intersection of High Street to Alfred Street will be closed to all vehicles between the hours of 10.30 am and 12.15 pm on Friday 16 September for the purpose of the Marlborough Malaya Veterans Commemoration Service. Also please note that there will be no parking in Seymour Street from the intersection of High Street to Alfred Street from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm. Any enquiries should be addressed to Sandra Boyd, Marlborough Roads, Ph: 03 520 8330.

Sunday 18 September NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 that Seymour Street from the intersection of High Street to Alfred Street will be closed to all vehicles between the hours of 10.30 am and 12.15 pm on Sunday, 18 September 2016, for the purpose of the Marlborough Branch RNZAF Association (Inc) – Battle of Britain Commemoration Service. Also please note that there will be no parking in Seymour Street from the intersection of High Street to Alfred Street from 8.00 am to 12.15 pm. Any enquiries should be addressed to Sandra Boyd, Marlborough Roads, Ph: 03 520 8330. ALISTAIR SOWMAN MAYOR

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RIGHT: an Athfield Architects concept design showing the Karamu leaf screen

Does Maxwell Road need pedestrian refuges? Increasing traffic along Maxwell Road has prompted Marlborough Roads to look at installing pedestrian refuges at a couple of spots where people are finding it difficult to cross that road safely. Marlborough Roads Manager Frank Porter says there’s quite a long stretch of Maxwell Road where there are no official pedestrian crossings so it’s proposed to put the refuges at the Showgrounds dairy and also closer

to town, between Muller Road and Howick Road. Both spots are on the routes for families heading to and from Whitney Street School. Mr Porter said feedback from the school community prompted the proposal. It’s hoped that one pedestrian refuge can be built this year and the other can be funded next year. Marlborough Roads is now asking for public feedback on this proposal.

Maps showing locations of proposed crossings Your-Council/News-Notices/PublicNotices/Maxwell-Road-PedestrianRefuges People are invited to provide feedback on the proposal to Marlborough Roads, PO Box 1031 Blenheim 7240 or by email to by Friday 30 September.

Marlborough Small Townships Programme Council has funding in the 2015 – 2025 Long Term Plan to upgrade some of the amenities in our small townships. Eligible projects include community spaces, recreation areas and landscaping and streetscape upgrades. Council is working to help ensure Marlborough’s townships have attractive central spaces, freedom of movement, connectivity and accessibility and a strong sense of place and unique identity. Council wants the residents to be able to use, enjoy and take pride in their outdoor public spaces. The Small Townships Programme has two different parts: The small township plan: Using the Smart and Connected framework, Council will see good outdoor public space design deliver on community aspirations. The work being done through this small township plan is beginning in Renwick, Havelock, Wairau Valley, Spring Creek and Ward. More communities will be brought into the programme in the

Positive ageing There’s no doubt that a mobility scooter is a boon to someone who can no longer drive a car. But if you have lost your driver licence due to reduced vision and/or hearing, a mobility scooter may not be the best option for you. Consult your GP for advice before you decide to invest in a scooter. Remember too that, although mobility scooters are legally defined as wheeled ‘mobility devices’ so you don’t need a

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Wairau Valley residents meet at the recent drop-in design afternoon. years ahead. The contestable fund: Ten percent (around $50,000) of the Programme’s annual budget will be available for small, low-cost projects on outdoor public space in any of the eligible townships. More information on how to apply for the fund and criteria

will be available in January 2017. Council also provides funding for many other community, township and infrastructure projects through other council programmes and communities are encouraged to discuss their ideas with their ward councillors.

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The Sun Rubbish everywhere! Empty drink cans and bottles litter the sides of the road up to Pine Valley! It’s disgusting to see and not a good look for one of Marlborough’s prime holiday spots.

Burglary initiative So soon we forget. This scheme was already done in the 1990s but still does not change the time category frame to actually attend. Still 24 hours. Traffic quotas still take precedence. Secure your car and alarm your house is the best start. Locks only keep instant opportunists out! Think like a crim and plan.

To try walking Some people are disabled and cannot walk to the parking buildings! Aren’t you lucky you can. Try thinking outside your tiny square. To the person telling others to walk from car parks. One day they might find they struggle to walk any distance, don’t only think of yourself. I will have you know that removing more car parks from Scott Street does affect the older generation. I am a 67 year old war vet, that had my leg blown off in Vietnam. Walking across town isn’t as easy as it seems to you. I would try walking further if I had two legs. I often park there to go to the salvo army shop and donate. But removing more parks has made this more difficult.


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Very upsetting To the person who backed into my brand new Suzuki Vitara. On Wednesday 24 August at 1pm on Alabama Rd back of Countdown or Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 rear car park. You could have left a note for me. I hope that this does not happen to you because it is very upsetting.

Such a shame After putting in considerable time and effort convincing friends and employers to donate their unused books to the book fair, collecting and delivering several car boot loads, I was dismayed when going to purchase some myself and not finding much to my taste to be informed that the dealers from Picton and Blenheim get first dibs on the whole lot, taking boxes and boxes of them! Hardly fair on poor old Joe public! Shame on you. You just lost my support.

Interrupted call Thank you so much to the person who rang and then hung up in my ear after I answered the phone, without even the decency to even say that you had called the wrong number. People don’t usually mind if you ring their number by accident. However they do mind when rather than answer their calls of “hello?”, you just ignore them and hang up on them. It’s plain rude, and damn irritating. Speckled Jim

Missing cats Maggie I do hope your cat SuzieQ makes it home. But sadly, like you I have heard the rumours of many cats going missing over the years by possible sinister methods. Whoever you are, have some compassion please. NOT 12 but DOZENS of cats gone missing from Redwoodtown and Witherlea area in 8 months. SuzieQs mum

Evil person Unfortunately it had crossed my mind that some evil person may come along and destroy what must have been a beautiful display of daffodils. Whoever you are, you deserve to be named, and shamed, shame on you. Everyone knows someone that has been effected one way or another by cancer. Of course, you may be an exception, but I highly doubt it. Name and shame for the daffodil destroyer please. A proper disgrace.

Pretty exciting to see all of the new businesses Friendly man setting up in Blenheim. If Kmart and Carl’s Jr were to arrive, I may never I saw a photo of Milton MacDonald (in word on the street, Wed 7 September Sun paper) leave the town boundaries again!! I often see a very cheery Milton walking the Awesome to see some new businesses/ shops streets of Blenheim. coming to town. I happened to see him and some friends on Also great to see some of local stores/build- High Street last Saturday picking up other ings having a makeover. (Library looks great) peoples rubbish that they had littered. Since moving here six years ago it has been I commented to him and got “God Bless you” great to see the town continue to grow . in reply. Welcome to all the new families to the area . Such a friendly man, don’t judge a book by its cover.

Belonging to Earth We’re all indigenous to this planet, our collective well being is undeniably linked to how we care for this world, including each other. Can we surrender our smaller identities like culture and ethnicity for this larger one. Not so much focus on being special, but rather being connected to, dependent on and in unity with our world. We’re all Earth children, all migrants and just passing through.

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Thoughtful offer I was a collector in town for Daffodil Day when a kind member of staff from the local kebab restaurant offered me food. Many thanks for your kindness.

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5 minutes with: Tim Newsham Marlborough Landscape Group member and supporter of the Taylor River Planting Project

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Metris has been using the WRF Mesoscale model (high resolution) for several years now. This year we have beefed up our computing power and will run the model for frost forecasting down to a 1.7km grid spacing. Coupling that with our own in-house algorithms to fine tune data further. While the likes of Canterbury University, Niwa and the Metservice all run mesoscale models we are the only specialist frost forecasting company to run Mesoscale models and run it down to that sort of resolution. The model calculates things like planetary boundary layer and this helps us to know the onset of inversion. Frost forecasting relies heavily on forecast computer models to produce accurate frost forecasts. The global forecast models that are still used by some frost forecasters have a resolution of 27km grid spacing (that’s the distance between data points). In an area like Cloudy Bay and the Awatere valley that is a problem as the data from surrounding hills finds its way into the data.

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Guava Moth a big pest The Guava Moth first appeared in Northland in 1997 and since then commercial growers and home gardeners in the North Island and possibly some areas of the South Island, could have small, but growing populations of the pest. Because the guava moth has numerous host plants, including citrus, loquat, plums, peaches, pears, apples, macadamia, feijoa and guava, they are likely to find a host fruit at any time of the year. In home orchards that have a range of fruit trees, it is obvious that there will be one or more host trees in fruit for most if not all the year. My Internet research indicates that the grubs pupate in the top layer of soil and debris under the trees they have been feeding. Placing a few free ranging chickens into the area of your fruit trees would clean up all the pupating moths no problem. I also know that some garden centres have recommended placing Neem Tree granules under the trees to confuse the moths when they emerge from their cocoons. I have had some good reports from gardeners doing this under their apple trees to assist in the control of Codling Moths; so on the same theory it could work on guava moths. Being a caterpillar at this stage they are affected by Wallys Super Neem Tree Oil mixed with Raingard and as previously mentioned in the article on Codling Moth all you need to do is ensure there is a coating of the oil spray on the fruit. This means when the grub takes its first bite it will stop eating and die within hours, effectively stopping the further increase in the populations.

A repeat spray of the fruit (no need to spray the tree) every 14 days till harvest will be needed the first season to begin eliminating the moths from your gardens. Other alternatives are wrapping a branch in Crop Cover after flowering is finished. This would stop the moths from laying eggs on the fruit on that branch. Setting up inexpensive solar lights to attract the moths at night and placing plastic wrap over the light part that you have applied a cooking oil to or a light coat of petroleum jelly or similar. The moths are attracted to the light and get stuck so next day you can destroy them and reload the trap. Wallys Yellow Sticky White fly traps could also be used hanging with the solar light on a pole at about the height of the lowest fruiting branch of the tree. A combination of all these methods should help ensure that you have your fruit again and outside of re-infestation from neighboring properties your trees would stay clean of problems. Remember also that lights on your property at night (including street lights) will attract moths and other nocturnal pests to cause problems. If you do not have a guava moth problem yet, enjoy your fruit without these hassles while you can.

Problems ring me at 0800 466464 (Palmerston North 3570606) Email Web site

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Alzheimers Marlborough club members Zelma Straker and Doreen Harris were part of a group that enjoyed a trip to Brayshaw Park with the Marlborough Vintage Car Club. There club members, staff and volunteers had afternoon tea before being driven back to the centre. Photo by Celeste Alexander.

Bridal bonus for charities The Beavertown Blenheim Lions Club handed over cheques for $5000 each to St John and Marlborough Stroke Club on Monday night. The money was raised from July’s Bride of the Year Show. Pictured are Maureen Wright, Chris and Graeme Haymes, Coleen Bush, Lesley Ayson, Noeline Stewart, Lois Morris, Heather Wilson, Vyvienne Dunlop and

Kay Ayson. Sitting with their cheques are Stacey Morrison of St John and Caryl Simpson of the Marlborough Stroke Group. “On behalf of the Bride of the Year committee we would sincerely like to thank all the sponsors that supported the 2016 Bride of the Year Show,” convenor Noeline says.

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looks at local businesses around our very own Main Street

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Main Street is home to a number of automotive technicians and dealerships.

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Enjoy lunch or a coffee break while visiting Main Street.

Tick off list on Main Street Main Street caters well to those using it by way of food, accommodation and automotive services. Locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to combining all their ‘tasks’ in one area, rather than driving all over the town trying

to get things done. Looking for a new car? Main Street has a number of car dealerships specialising in everything from work fleet vehicles through to holiday campers. Perhaps you need some me-

chanical work or new tyres? Main Street business have it covered. New glass and repairs, tyres, wheel alignments, radiator servicing and more. Drop off your vehicle and in a short distance you can visit a cafe for breakfast, lunch

or dinner. There are even specialist businesses offering gift ideas and home furnishings, so the next time you have a to-do-list, visit Main Street and enjoy the convenience.

Service that will put a smile on your face Café home has amazing coffee, great food and fantastic service - its that simple! With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be tempted from our tasty breakfasts to our fresh lunches, freshly made rolls and sandwiches. We also offer tasty gluten and dairy free options, and with specialty hot and cold drinks and a major emphasis on coffee, Café home caters for all. Situated on Main Street in Blenheim opposite the post office, parking available in carpark down first lane behind Café home.

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looks at local businesses around our very own Main Street

New business set to wag tails, create jobs Main Street will soon become the home to a new business. Animates will be opening at 29 Main Street, previously occupied by Cory’s Electrical. The store is being worked on to tailor it to accommodate the store, a state-of-the-art grooming salon and DIY dog wash service. The benefit of this location means there will be dedicated car parking and it will be open seven days a week. Up to eight jobs are being created by Animates. This store will be Blenheim’s store, run by locals for local passionate pet parents and pets, with the support from the company’s national support team.

Specialists in all aspects of: Aluminium Cooling Components

• Radiators • Oil Coolers • Heat exchangers • Inter coolers

The new Animates store is opening in Blenheim soon in this building, formerly occupied by Cory’s Electrical.

Matthew’s team will keep you safe on the road It’s been a decade since Matthew Ryan first started his mechanical services business and as time has passed, there are still new additions being made. Matthew’s Mechanical Services first started out as a one man band before moving to 35 Main Street seven years ago. The team has recently completed its showroom where a new range of mag wheels are displayed. These complement the range of competitively priced tyres for cars, tractors and four wheel motorbikes. In the workshop Matthew and his team, Ben Norris and Patrick McElhinney, carry out a huge range of automotive work and comprehensive servicing on all vehicles. They use all the latest diagnos-

Make sure your car is safe for Winter

The Matthew's Mechanical Services team. Owner Matthew Ryan, Ben Norris, Patrick McElhinney and Ashlee Wiblin.

tic scanning equipment suitable for all makes and models. “If your check engine light comes on, come in and we will plug in the scanner and diagnose

what is wrong,” Matthew says. Patrick in particular has an extensive knowledge in gearbox rebuilds and reconditioning, power-steering and diffs in all



makes and models including trucks and heavy machinery. A free pick up and delivery service is available, including breakdowns, as well as call out servicing for farm vehicles and machinery. Two courtesy cars are available including a 4WD which has proved popular with forestry workers and farmers, Matthew says. “It’s so they can carry on working while we are servicing their vehicles.” Its handy location means people can drive in off Main Street and drive out onto Park Terrace. No appointments are necessary, simply pop in and speak to the team. Call in and see the team at Matthew’s Mechanical Services for all your automotive needs.

44 Main St, Blenheim • Phone 578 8176 anytime



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what’s on in marlborough

- weekend event guide Friday 9

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Hot Art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road, Havelock.

Redwood Market 8am-12pm, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers and hand crafts. Supporting Hospice. Contact Alison 5785109.

Spring Clean Picton 9.30am-12noon. Meet at the childrens playground at Pictons Foreshore. Have fun and make Picton shine! After the hard work join us at Mikeys Bar for a sausage sizzle and prize giving. Enquires to Linda 573 5917.

Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, daily 10am-4pm. NEW EXHIBITIONS: Sole Mates Shoes & Boots from the Treasury on August until October 2016 and Fran Maquire Domestic Goddess on August until 30 September 2016. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm-5pm, Wednesday–Saturdays, 10 London Quay, Picton. Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen 573 6868. Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton has a collection of some 2000 items of Maori, whaling, maritime, heritage and textile displays. 10am-4pm daily, 9 London Quay. Ph 573 8283. Filling in Forms Free help with job applications, passports, RealMe etc. Fridays 10am–1pm at Blenheim Library. Ran by Literacy Marlborough. Marlborough Art Society Gallery open daily from 10.30am-4.30pm. Art Classes and Workshops available. 204 High Street. Ph 577 6784 or EcoWorld Picton Aquarium Meet the locals up close with amazing New Zealand animals. Touch a living fossil (Tuatara), Little Blue Penguin and have fun discovering animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Up close encounters at 11am and 2pm daily. Open daily from 9.30am, Picton Foreshore. Detour Gallery Open from Wednesday to Monday 11am5pm weekdays and 11am-3pm Weekends. 67 Market Street, Blenheim. Ph 021 120 1717 or 021 254 2489 or info@detourgallery.

If you have an event email Lacy at The Sun

Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up. Saturday mornings from 10am at The Vines Village Cafe, Rapaura Road. Marlborough Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show. 9am-4.30pm, St Christophers Hall, Weld Street. Camelias displays, and stalls. Enquiries to Sandra 5787996 Andre Vegas Family Magic & Illusion show Redwoodtown School, 90 Cleghorn St, 2pm and 6:30pm. An action packed fun show for all ages. From pre-schoolers to Grandparents. Spectacular illusions, magic, comedy, audience participation and live animals. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

Softball/T-Ball Muster Day Central Rugby Clubrooms, Lansdowne Park, 10am. For all new and existing players & coaches interested in playing the 2016/17 season. Kiwi Conservation Club We will be setting up a trapping line at the Grovetown Lagoon. Come along and join the Grovetown Lagoon working group and earn the Kiwi Guardian Explorer Medal. Starts at 9.30am, for more details contact KCC on

5km Taylor River Fun Run Free timed 5km run along the Taylor River, meet at the ampitheatre, corner of High and Symonds Streets, 8am every Saturday. To register anyone of any age can go to

Riverlands Street Sprint Riverlands Industrial Estate 16 Bristol St, 10am–3pm. The cars race one at a time against the clock. The street circuit is through Riverlands Industrial Estate and the timed runs are over a two lap circuit. Around 35 cars are expected. Sausage sizzle, coffee, juices & ice cream for sale onsite. Gold coin donation.

Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am–12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd. Club Meets Mondays at Clubs of Marlborough. Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928.

Blenheim Roller Skating Club College Park, Stephenson Street. Every Sunday 1-3pm. $5 for hire of skates or $2 if you have your own. Come have a go, all ages and skill levels welcome.

Christchurch City Songsters The Salvation Army, 35 George Street, 7pm, gold coin entry. A 25 voice choir and brass sextet present an evening of music with the greatest news ever!

‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your interest

Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Road. Open 9am-1pm Sat and 1-4pm on Mon & Thurs. Building relationships and sharing skills. We are in the process of expanding our woodworking shed with a new, fully equipped, engineering workshop, and we welcome new members of all ages. Ph Trevor 570 5064.

Ulysses Club Ride A social ride to Ward Tea Rooms for coffee. All riders welcome, meet at Railway Station carpark at 12.45pm.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am Saturday and Sunday, 10am. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am-3pm, open every day.Brayshaw Park guided tours available, Sunday-Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357. Picton Men’s Shed “Where men can do what men do best” 9am-12pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Phone Rex Green 021 469 191 or Bill Rogers 573 5507 for more information. Brooklyn Croquet Club Whitehead Park off Brooklyn Drive. Play days are Sat, Tues & Thurs at 1pm. Come down and have a go. Ph Dale 578 4427.

Tramping Club We go on tramps Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel. Ph Mary 572 8762 or Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am, Murray Ph 578 9199 or Tony Ph 577 9776. Marlborough Farmers Market 9am to 12noon, every Sunday. Come and visit us at the A&P Sheep Pavilion for a delicious range of fresh produce and winter warmer brunches. Cheerfully open regardless of the weather! A&P Showgrounds Sheep Pavilion, Cnr Maxwell & Alabama Rd. Petanque 10am Sunday and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street–John Ph 5779789.

“Status quo simply won’t do. We need monumental change and that’s why I’m standing” |

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Associated Modellers Society Model boat and yacht sailing at Brayshaw Park every Sunday afternoon, 1-4pm. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm-4pm $2. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. For more info contact Jim 578 8974 or Rod 579 4601. Marlborough Kennel Association Ribbon Parade. Dog of The Year Presentations. Entries taken 10.15am, judging from 11am. All dogs recognised by NZKC welcome. Public most welcome, refreshments available. Enquiries to Sandra 5787996. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall. 1pm-3pm. All welcome. Class Act: Combined Studio Classes Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High Street, 10:30am. Art by facilitators including Prue Matthews, Jennifer Godden and Anne Johnston and their students. The studio will be open to see the artists at work in these popular morning and afternoon Studio Classes. Exhibition Tour - Euan MacLeod and Gregory O’Brien Millennium Public Art Gallery, Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, 4pm–5:30pm. Blenheim Bonsai Group Selmes Nursery, 141 Battys Rd, 1pm-3pm. Bonsai displays and workshop. For more info phone Rod 021755100 or John 0294783464.

Up & Coming Tuesday 13 September Beavertown Blenheim Quiz Night Paddy Barrys Irish Pub, 51 Scott St. 7pm– 10pm. Fundraiser for Cactus (Adolescent Youth programme). There will be teams of 6 formed on the night. Come along and have some fun for a good cause. $10pp. To book please contact Anne on 5777717. Wednesday 14 September & Thursday 15 September Local Body Election Meetings Wesley Centre, 3 Henry Street, 1:30pm both days. Grey Power are happy to give you a chance to meet the candidates for your local body elections. Please join us and decide who will get your vote.


John Davis for Mayor

Classifieds Advertising Ph 03 577 7868 wanted

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Somewhere to dump grass clippings, handy to town. Spray free. Makes great mulch. Phone 577 7050 or 577 6418 The

Friday September 9, 2016

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uilters Barn Nurturing your creativity

SPRING SEPTEMBER SALE We are having a Spring Clean Out 30% – 50% off selected fabrics Selected Fat Quarters – $5 Plus instore specials 193 Rapaura Road • Ph 572 7240 • Late night Tuesday 8.30pm

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SALES MARLBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Paul Davidson Audio Visual Theatre MHS Building Sunday 2nd October 2016 Commencing at 2.00pm Members are invited to attend Nominations for Committee, Items for General Business and Notices of Motion must be submitted in writing to the Secretary MHS, 26 Arthur Baker Place, Blenheim 7201 by FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2016

ESTATE BUSTERS. Household items, furniture, linen, crockery, golf clubs and more. Reasonably priced. 8am, Parker Street. Garage Sale and Sausage Sizzle Redwoodtown Hall this Saturday 8am. Items include Fridges, furniture, piano, gazebo, carpet, scooters, linen, clothes and bric & brac. GRANT PLACE , 8.30am. Something for everyone, don’t miss out!!

Nomination Forms available at the Museum Office

Nelson Street, Saturday 8.30am-2pm. Everything must go!! Bargains galore!!! PICTON, 12 Gravesend Place from 9am, Saturday 10th September. Renwick School Garage Sale, Saturday 10am-1pm. Renwick Community Hall. Sausage sizzle available. S U N D AY, W o o d ward St, Woodbourne. 8.30am-2pm. Electric organ (Hammond) BBQ as new, cross trainer, ladies bike, household furniture and goods.


property for sale

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C o mmerc i a l P r o pert y F O R SALE High profile position on Maxwell Road Neg Over $ 600,000 For more details please call Rebecca, m. 0274835-776.

MATURE lady available to prepare and/or cook evening meals, make lunches, bake and ironing. PH: 5784057.

for sale 2004 MERCEDES C2 4 0. 87000km. Genuine reason for selling, $7995. Phone 035780078 or 021610921. FREEZER, slimline up right. Outside glass table with 6 chairs. 6 burner BBQ. Phone 0273640003. J1 BEDFORD 1964 $3500+extra parts. XA FALCON 1974 $2000. More info phone 03)5757373.


PAINTER NO GST Labour only Free quote Ph Gavin 0210 8656 568

RYAN LAWNMOWING Free Quotes Ph/Txt 022 322 6515

situations vacant

Bottling-line Positions

Available by the hour Marlborough and beyond

Phone 577 8089 or 027 558 3260

Marlborough Returned and Services Association

AGM Saturday 24th September 2pm RSA Lounge

Hebberds CC Express

Age Concern Marlborough Inc.


Will be held on Friday 16th September at the Marlborough Community Law Office Meeting room 14 Market Street Commencing at 10am All members and supporters are invited to attend.

Nu-Look Clothing

If you think you fit the bill, please apply on line at with a letter of application providing details of your relevant experience and submit with a current CV. A completed WineWorks Application form must accompany your on-line application.

Nominations and Notices of Motion Close at 6pm TODAY situations vacant

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

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Flip la K Twisted Hearts

“How to” sessions. Flip la K Designer will be in-store. Come and see demos of these innovative templates Sept 12 & 13th 10am, 1 pm, 3pm Sept 13th - 7pm Sewing sessions run all day. 193 Rapaura Road • Ph 572 7240 Late night Tuesday 8.30pm

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SyStem Support officer (permanent full-time)

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the it infrastructure Support team as a Support officer.

All applicants MUST be a New Zealand Citizen or have Permanent Resident status as determined by New Zealand immigration department. WineWorks has a drug and alcohol policy and the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment screening. To learn more about us, visit our website Applications close 11th September 2016

Production team Leader day Shift

Alterations and Repairs

Quality tailoring at competitive prices

WineWorks is a national contract wine bottling and distribution provider. Our Blenheim plant is constantly growing and we are now looking for more problem solvers to join our high performing team in our bottling hall. If you are: • Quick to learn new skills • A positive team player and you want to challenge yourself and your career • Flexible and can cope with change • Willing to go above and beyond to get the job done right first time for our client’s • Used to working in a production/manufacturing environment or with machines in another environment • Able to communicate clearly • Logical and organised • Physically fit Then we want to work with you! You do not need previous bottling experience. This is a busy, fast paced environment, where our great team, work together to get the job done. The work we do to support the wine industry is stable and permanent. There are opportunities for development and gaining qualifications along with competitive rates of pay. Our Production team members work 8 – 12 hours shift, four or five days a week depending on our client’s needs, so we need team members who are willing to be flexible.

Are you passionate about providing high level customer service and also can demonstrate great technical skills. Do you love troubleshooting and problem solving? You will have a minimum 3 years IT experience and tertiary or relevant qualification/ certification like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft. If you have these skills, a willingness and aptitude for learning, and want to be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team, we would love to hear from you. In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, a comprehensive employee package and an excellent work environment. New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent residence and a full current NZ driver licence are required to be considered. Applications for this unique opportunity close at 5.00 pm on 16 September 2016. Applications should be made online via our website, www., where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to apply. For further information you are welcome to contact

WineWorks is a national, fast paced contract wine bottling and distribution provider. Our Blenheim plant is constantly growing and we are now looking for a Day Shift Production Team Leader to join our team. If you are: • Experienced in creating a loyal, engaged and motivated team • Focussed on the health and safety of your team & their compliance to quality standards • Committed to training and coaching team members on the job • Ready to hold people accountable and willing to have difficult conversations when necessary • A clear communicator and problem solver • Logical and organised • Positive and resilient under pressure • Willing to go above and beyond to get the job done right first time for our clients • Used to working in a manufacturing environment or similar Then we want to work with you! Our Production Team Leaders are responsible for the productive running of one of our five production lines and ensuring we create a high performing team. Our Team Leaders work alongside the team on the production line, providing on job coaching, support and guidance as well as assisting with absences and breaks. This is a dynamic, hands on role, in which change is constant. This is an exciting role with a great team and opportunities for development and qualification along with competitive rates of pay. If you think you fit our criteria, please apply on line at with a letter of application providing details of your relevant experience and submit with a current CV. A completed WineWorks Application form must accompany your on-line application. All applicants MUST be a New Zealand Citizen or have Permanent Resident status as determined by New Zealand immigration department. WineWorks has a drug and alcohol policy and the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment screening. To learn more about us, visit our website Applications close 11th September 2016


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Friday September 9, 2016 situations vacant

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Senior Citizens Hall, 166 High Street. Sundays 10 a.m. All welcome. 5785030.

Nativity Anglican Church

NOW RECRUITING Barista - Full Time Immediate Start Experience required

Part-time Cleaner SAT-SUN for 2 hours overnight Immediate start Contact Stephane at

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76 Alfred Street, Blenheim. All welcome to our services Thursday - 10am Eucharist Service Sunday - 8am Traditional Eucharist Service 10am - Family Service 7pm - Evening Service

St. Christopher’s Anglican Sunday 9.00am: Traditional Sunday 4.00pm: church at four Wednesday 10am: Communion 92 Weld Street, Redwoodtown 578 0139

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Births This Week COWIE: Mackenzie Amy (2.580kg) and Adalyn Hazel August 24, 2016 BUTT: Baby boy (8lb 3oz) September 1, 2016 PASK: Bentley Wana (7lb 11oz) August 31, 2016 MacDONALD: Marlee Barbara Ida (4lb 15oz) August 16, 2016 ANDERSON: Wicket 27 August, 2016 McLAUGHLIN: James William Egerton (10lb 6oz) July 25, 2016 MARDEN: Lachlan (Lockie) John (8lb 11oz) August 23, 2016

death notices

LEWIS, Michael John: 28.09.1962 06.09.2016. Died suddenly and peacefully at his home in Ongaonga. Treasured son of John and Gloria. Dearly loved husband of Racquel, father of Hamish. Brother to Gail, Uncle of Liz and Scott, and Great Uncle of Abigail. Gone too soon - never forgotten. When the sun goes down the stars come out. Messages to 27 McKenzie Street, Blenheim 7201.

Sunday evening


Established client base Plant available including “Mr Green” trailer Full training provided Simple business to own and run for motivated owners • Genuine reason for selling

Call now 03 579 9333

or email

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“Technology Series: Can Technology Save Us?”

Sunday evenings @ 7pm, St Ninians Presbyterian Church Hall 1 Riley Crescent, Redwoodtown All welcome, refreshments provided. Sunday 11th September Topic: ‘A Scientists Perspective:’ Biotechnology, will we edit our DNA, changing what it means to be human. Where are we going? Presenter: Murray Broom, Biochemist For more information phone Parish Office 578 8895 Presbyterian Parish

To advertise your business, call Jill, Bonnie, Simon or Gemma today.

Phone now 03 5777 868

Death Notices BROWN, Rex Henry: September 5, 2016 BURNETT, Margaret Claire (nee Harty): September 5, 2016 LATTER, Edward Gale: Brigadier (retd) MBE, ED & Bars, August 29, 2016 MARSHALL, Mavis Ann: August 31. 2016 PATTERSON, Beatrix Laura (Trixie) (formerly Ham, nee Cantwell): September 3, 2016 RICHARDSON, Jacqueline Norma (Jackie): September 2, 2016 THOMSON, John Anthony (J.T): WELLS, Harrie: September 2, 2016 WEMYSS, Tracey Clare: August 31, 2016 ZIMMERMAN, Donald Gilbert (Don): September 5, 2016

Employment standards seminar Work contracts, minimum wage, holiday pay, leave - these are all aspects of joining the New Zealand workforce which can be very confusing. For migrants new to New Zealand they can be a nightmare, so as part of their Migrant Connect Programme, the Marlborough Citizens Advice Bureau is holding a Free Information Session on Employment Rights in New Zealand. This will cover all of the above as well as addressing any queries attendees may have while ensuring that migrants are aware of their employment rights. The Session will be held Tuesday next week, 13 September, at 7pm in the Marlborough Community Centre, 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim. Speakers will include Stephanie Moses, Community Law and Steve McManus from the Amalgamated Workers Union. Any migrants wishing to attend should contact the Citizens Advice Bureau on 578 4272 or 0800 367 222.

Friday FACT

Bananas are easier to digest when their skins are fully yellow or have a little bit of brown speckling on them.

Total market coverage in Marlborough C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Effect (11) 7. Took into consideration (7) 11. Debate (5) 12. Chides(7) 13. Express(opinion) publicly (5) 14. Relieve from anxiety(3,2,4) 15. Illicitly distilled whisky(9) 16. Aircraft shed(6) 18. Officiate(7) 21. Irritates(4) 23. Shelter from wind (3) 25. Wear down(3) 27. Quantity of paper(4) 28. Collapsible paper light. Chinese ...(7) 30. Quiet(6) 32. Tune(3) 33. Goddess of mischief (Grk myth) (3) 34. Sheep’s wool(6) 35. Attribute(7) 36. Sundry items, ... and ends(4) 37. Night before(3) 39. Weep(3) 41. Without firmness(4) 43. Precisely(7) 45. Almost(6) 48. Neglect(9)

By Russell McQuarters 49. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

Lead(attack) Giraffe-like animal(5) Phoenix is its capital(7) Open(5) Raise(7) Miserly people(11)

DOWN 1. Stylish excellence (5) 2. Songbird(11) 3. Ultimate(8) 4. Tumult(6) 5. Lordly(5) 6. Igloo dwellers(7) 7. Steals away(8) 8. Maintain contact with(6) 9. Combatant(7) 10. Evade(5) 16. Injurious(7) 17. Soothe(7) 19. Scolds(5) 20. Oriental(7) 22. Meet wishes of(7) 24. Head of corn(3) 26. Unrealistic aspiration, ... in the sky(inf) (3) 29. Agricultural. (5) 31. Approval(11) 32. Succesful fighter pilot(3)

33. 38. 40. 42. 44. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

The alphabet(3) Unearth(8) Annual(8) Knead(7) Of the heart(7) Part of the eye(6) Abscond(6) Male honey bee(5) Range(5) Becomes old fashioned (5)

SOLUTION Wednesday solutions For April 20, 2005

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Netball NZ makes a rod for its own back

Netball New Zealand appears to be having an identity crisis. The national netball governing body looks set to ban players from playing for the Silver Ferns if they play in the new Australian netball league over the New Zealand one. The key player in the midst of this is centre and former New Zealand captain Laura Langman. The former Silver Ferns captain looks set to re-sign with the New South Wales Swifts in the new Australian competition instead of playing in the Kiwi event. So, Netball New Zealand look set to ban her from international play. This is a clear example of Netball New Zealand channelling

their inner-All Blacks. The New Zealand Rugby Union has the same stance that only players playing in New Zealand are eligible for the All Blacks. The difference between rugby and netball in this country is depth. New Zealand can’t afford to lose a player like Langman, the country doesn’t have the depth of player to replace her skill and experience. It’s admirable Netball New Zealand want to try to protect their own competition but let’s face it, the Australians are better than we are at netball currently and have always had better depth than we have.

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The trans-Tasman netball competition proved that point with Australian franchises winning all but one of the titles. New Zealand teams were only competitive with each other so the competition was scrapped. So, with that in mind, I can’t blame Langman for wanting to stay in Sydney. The skill level will be higher, and it will pose more of a challenge. Netball New Zealand needs to get off their high horse and realise that Laura Langman is worth more to the Ferns than the Ferns are to Langman at this point in her career.

Kartsport contests

sports talk

Eight members of Kartsport Marlborough travelled to Hastings last weekend to contest the 48th edition of the Blossom Kart meet run over two days at Kartsport Hawkes Bay with five races on Saturday and four on Sunday, six of the karters came away with top 10 finishes. In the seniors Neil Butts took out the Rotax Heavy class winning 6 of the 9 races , with Peter Richardson finishing 2nd. The open class saw Matt Butchart placing 3rd and Daniel Buglar 7th William Exton was the best of the Juniors finishing 8th, with Bo Hill 10th, Jacob Douglas 12th, and Ollie Workman 13th in their respective classes. Next up for the members they will be heading to Nelson for the Jason Richards Memorial Grand Prix, also raced over two days on September 17 and 18.

With ... Jacob Page

Tussock Run raises $20,000 By Celeste Alexander Seddon School has carried out its final count from its recent Tussock Run event and organisers are thrilled to say they have raised over $20,000. This year’s event also had a record number of entries with 513 people taking part on the day. School principal Tania Pringle says the money is going towards their sustainability initiatives including irrigation for the school

School netball

Marlborough Girls’ College’s netball team is ranked second from the South Island in the 15 finalists competing at next month’s NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs, at the Walter Nash Stadium in the Hutt Valley from October 4-7. The leading teams from the Upper North Island, Lower North Island and South Island will go headto-head in one of the most hotly contested annual tournaments on Netball New Zealand’s calendar. It has been a key stepping stone for a number of Silver Ferns including current captain Katrina Grant, Laura Langman, Kayla Cullen, Grace Rasmussen and Maria Tutaia.

fields and solar energy, but it was a “fantastic community event”. “A huge thanks to all our sponsors who made the event possible and to everyone who either took part in the event or came along to support the school. “Also a massive thanks to the dedicated team from Friends of Seddon School who put in hours of hard work to make sure the event ran smoothly,” she says. Anna and Phil Muir with son Toby. Photo by Kev and Tarn’ s Photography.

Getting outside and getting active By Cathie Bell Kids can earn Kiwi Guardians medals getting out and about on Sunday, with the Kiwi Conservation Club setting up a trapping line at the Grovetown Lagoon as part of Conservation Week activities. The Grovetown Lagoon working group have teamed up this Sunday to offer a Kiwi Guardians Explorer Medal, sponsored by Toyota and the Department of Conservation. The day’s events start at 9.30am with weeding

and mulching. All participants will receive a certificate and progress towards a special Conservation Week Kiwi Guardian Medal. At around 11.30 KCC will be setting up a rat trapping line beside the domain at the Lagoon. Families and schools can sponsor a rat trap, put your name on it and receive feedback on who’s trap has caught what. Organiser Kathryn Richards says KCC is looking for people who would like to help

monitor the trapping line, clearing, setting and recording data. “It’s suitable for all ages as the traps we are using are suitable for children under the guidance of an adult. It’s a great learning opportunity and a special way to help in the Grovetown Lagoon restoration project, showing children how they can be active participants in conservation.” For more details contact KCC by text 0273515428.


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