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Why not? Report shows colleges option not considered Story and photo by Cathie Bell The most economic option for the two Blenheim colleges was not put to the community, and the secondary teachers’ union wants to know why. The union asked the Education Ministry for the information used by Government ministers to approve $63m for a new site for both colleges to be built next to each other, and after the Ombudsman intervened, the reports have been provided. Union representative Graham Smith says the reports raise more questions than they answer. Continued on page 2 Teachers’ union member Graham Smith, with information about the colleges’ co-location given to the union after a complaint to the Ombudsman.

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Community not informed Continued from page 1. The Education Ministrycommissioned Aurecon report says the best option was ‘option B2’ to fix the schools’ weathertightness and earthquake strengthening isuses with a ‘core Innovative Learning Environment’ upgrade. “It is the preferred property option as it represents a value for money solution to the needs of the school, in line with ministry strategies and objectives and balances the needs of these schools with the needs of others.” That option would have cost $33.3 million. However, the report notes, the preferred option of the ministry and the community is to have a new co-located site and ‘significant costs’ have already been spent. Graham says the union does not understand why com-

munity consultation happened with the community before the analysis of options and costs had been done and why the full range of options was not put to the community. The difference is millions, he says, ‘imagine what you could do with $30m in Marlborough’. “What concerns me is that the options in the report were never the ones given to the community. It’s bizarre.” The union is writing to the boards of trustees of both colleges to ask for more information about their support for the options, he says. The community has not been given enough information to make its decision on, Graham says. People chose the new build option as it seemed a good thing, but there were lots of unanswered questions about what that would provide, and

now it seemed that bringing the schools up to the new ‘innovative learning environment’ standards could be achieved on the same sites at less cost while retaining the schools’ histories and current facilities, which a new site is unlikely to have, he says. The Aurecon report makes a ‘great deal’ about the colleges collaborating, Graham says, but this is already not happening, as Marlborough Girls’ College is moving to a 100-minute, six day rotating roster which will put its classes out of synch with Marlborough Boys’ College. “I cannot see how students will be able to travel between schools next year.” Marlborough Girls’ College principal Karen Stewart says the college is trying out different things to see what works best for students and is still

Work to start on Spring Creek intersection Work will be getting underway later this month on a safety upgrade for the intersection of State Highway 1, State Highway 62 and Ferry Road at Spring Creek in Marlborough, the NZ Transport Agency announced yesterday. The Transport Agency has awarded the contract for the intersection upgrade to HEB Construction, meaning preliminary work to improve the high risk intersection will now commence. A new roundabout, with traffic islands on all approaches, is included in the intersection design.

There will also be new footpaths and cycle facilities created, as well as landscaping and new signs. Marlborough Roads Highway Manager Frank Porter says the new infrastructure and improved layout will make the intersection much safer. “Nearly 90 percent of the 32 crashes recorded at this intersection over the past 10 years happened while the driver was turning at the intersection. “State Highway 1 and State Highway 62 are important routes for people travelling to and from the

Marlborough region. Heavy vehicle operators also rely on these routes to move freight to and from the ferry at Picton. The improved intersection will also increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists. “Our work programme will take advantage of construction occurring during Marlborough’s more settled weather over springsummer. Construction will take a break through the festive season when the roads are busier than normal to minimise impact on the travelling public,” he says.

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committed to co-location and collaboration. The Cabinet paper shows the Treasury did not support the recommendation by the Education Ministry to spend $63 million on new co-located colleges in Blenheim. Treasury argued the business case did not meet government criteria and did not provide enough options, analysis, or justification for the spending. “Specifically, the business case does not explore the full range of options available. The preferred option appears to be based on community consultation, with minimal account taken of other factors, such as value for money … or considering a co-located, co-educational option. “This results in a $30 million higher capital cost than the option to redevelop existing sites, which appears better value for money.”

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inbrief Who will be new deputy? Newly elected mayor John Leggett has yet to announce who the deputy mayor will be. He says he is not planning on announcing it until the first council meeting October 27.

Picton meeting Picton Smart & Connected’s annual Community Meeting is on Tuesday October 18, starting at 6.45pm, at Endeavour Park Pavilion. Chairwoman Barbara Speedy says it’s a chance for locals to learn what the volunteer community group has achieved and new plans underway, from cycle and walkways to the foreshore upgrade, building its tourism appeal and making successful submissions to the annual and long term plans on key issues impacting the township and its residents. Peter Yealands and Rogier Simons from PowerSmart Solar, with New Zealand's largest solar power array on the winery building behind them.

More sun power for Yealands Story and photo by Cathie Bell Seddon-based wine company Yealands has claimed back the title as New Zealand’s largest solar photovoltaic electricity producer. Winery founder Peter Yealands and PowerSmart Solar general manager for New Zealand Rogier Simons showed a group of about 30 national and international journalists and Yealands staff the more than 1300 panels on the winery building’s curved roof. Rogier says the pitch of the roof is ‘perfect’ for photovoltaic panels - ‘you designed it like that, didn’t you?’ Peter says he wanted the building to fit the landscape, and the curved roof was ‘rolling’, like the rolling hills in the land. Rogier says the Yealands instal-

lation is the largest by far in New Zealand, and is likely to stay that way for a while. “I think it’s turning the tide for us in New Zealand. This is proof it is viable here.” Three years ago, PowerSmart installed a 99kW solar electricity system on the roof of Yealands Estate Winery. At the time, the system was New Zealand’s largest solar power system, but then Auckland’s Sylvia Park shopping mall took over two years ago, with a 350kW system. However, Yealands have now added 918 more panels to the existing system for what is again New Zealand’s largest solar photovoltaic installation. It is now 411.kW and can generate the equivalent electricity needed to power 86 New Zealand

homes, while offsetting 362 tonnes of Co2 a year. Almost 30 per cent of Yealands’ average needs will be met using solar power. Senior winemaker Jeff Fyfe says winemaking processes are really energy-intensive, with lots of heating and cooling. At Yealands, they had changed their systems to ensure they used the solar-generated energy when it was there. Rogier says it is possible with improving battery technology to add storage which will mean the solar-generated energy can be used later when the sun isn’t shining. The solar power equipment at Yealands is owned by PowerSmart, which has an exclusive 20-year agreement to sell the electricity generated to Yealands.

Called PowerSmart GOLD, the agreement is modelled on the successful Power Purchase Agreements common in the United States, the company says on its website. “With PowerSmart GOLD a solar electricity system is installed on the roof of the commercial building and the business agrees to buy all power it produces at a fixed rate for up to 20 years. “Because the business is only buying solar power and you don’t own the solar electricity system, there is no need to worry about any ongoing maintenance.” “This arrangement provides Yealands all the marketing, sustainability and fixed price electricity benefits of solar electricity, but without any capital investment.”

Writing honour Blenheim-based historian Atholl Anderson is one of three people awarded a Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Writers Atholl Anderson for non-fiction, Marilyn Duckworth for fiction, and David Eggleton for poetry will each be awarded $60,000 in recognition of their outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature.

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The average median house price in Marlborough and Nelson is up 22 percent in September this year to $450,000, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says. The national median house price rose 6.3 percent to $515,000 in September from the same month a year earlier, ahead of the 5.8 percent pace in August, the institute said.

Marlborough wine tops It was another great year for the Marlborough region in the 2016 New World Wine Awards. The region took home the most medals overall with 30 Gold, 57 Silver and 143 Bronze medals. Marlborough wines also won three out of the ten Champion varietal awards and both the overall Champion Red and Champion White: Champion Pinot Noir and Champion Red – Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015; Champion Riesling and Champion White – Giesen Riesling 2015; and Champion Sauvignon Blanc – Mount Vernon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016.

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A children’s sleeping bag business based in Marlborough is helping the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Owner of Undercover - glamping for little people, Kate Guthrie says for every five sleeping bags sold in the month of October, her business will donate one sleeping bag to Ronald McDonald House to brighten up a kid’s day. “RMHC does an exceptional job for kiwi families, it provides a temporary and free home away from home, a safe haven to escape the clinical world of medicine, a place for family to gather and support each other,” Kate says. When Undercover approached RMHC with the offer she says their response was “that sounds amazing!”. “We love the fact Undercover

can make something that’s practical, convenient and snuggly, designed to take pride of place in kids’ hearts,” Anthony Butler from Ronald McDonald House Charities says. These children go through so much and deserve something special to put smiles on their faces and bring a little joy to their lives. “Undercover ‘glamping for little people’ has made a very generous offer to provide some comfort during tough times.” Kate says she truly admires the work Ronald McDonald House Charities does for deserving families and feel privileged to be able to help with this donation. Undercover sleeping bags are designed in Marlborough and made in New Zealand and sold online via their website.

Owner of Undercover - glamping for little people, Kate Guthrie is supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

‘Money tree’ in leaf again By Cathie Bell The legend goes that when the spreading elm tree on the Picton foreshore is in leaf, Picton is in the money. The Picton Smart&Connected community group held a celebration under the tree on Wednesday evening to celebrating the tree putting out its first leaves. Picton Smart&Connected chairwoman Barbara Speedy says the tree’s leaves always signal the beginning and end of the ‘season’ in Picton and this year, it is ‘again right on the money’. “The first buds burst on Thursday as the first cruise ship arrived – the last leaf fell at the end of autumn, a few days after the last cruise ship of the 2015-16 season departed.” Wednesday’s barbeque was the second celebration the community has had with the tree, she says. It used to be marked informally by locals, but this year the group got permits to have barbeques on the foreshore and hosted more families and others in the community. The Picton ‘money tree’ - when it’s in leaf, Picton is in the money.



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Bags to give away Blenheim real estate agent Michael Rea has 10,000 reusable shopping bags to give away. An agent with First National Mark Stevenson, Michael set up a stall at Blenheim’s New World this week to hand out free bags to shoppers. He says it is a great way to give back to the community. “If you help the environment, you’re helping the community,” Michael says. “If everyone makes a small effort, it makes a big difference.” He has 10,000 of the bags to give away, so that may go some way to reducing the amount of plastic bags shoppers in Blenheim need to use.

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COUNCIL NEWS Grants Sub Committee Community Representatives Council is calling for nominations for community representatives on the Grants Sub Committee. The Grants Sub Committee is appointed in line with Local Body Elections and therefore community representatives would be appointed for a three year term. The Grants Sub Committee is currently responsible for considering allocations for the Marlborough District Council Community Grants, Creative Communities New Zealand Local Arts Scheme and Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund. Nominations should be in writing with a brief resume of the nominee’s involvement in the community. Nominations close on Friday 4 November 2016 and should be addressed to Lyne Reeves, Community Development Advisor, Marlborough District Council, PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240. All enquiries should be directed to Lyne Reeves, phone 03 520 7448 or email

Picton Community Meeting Meet the volunteers and find out what Picton Smart and Connected has achieved in the past year. Want to help make Picton a better place to live, work and play? Register your expression of interest on the night to be involved in a working group or on the steering committee. Learn about the group’s priorities for the upcoming year 2016 - 2017. Contribute your ideas. When: Tuesday, 18 October at 6.45 pm Where: Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, Waikawa Road. For more information see:

Notification of Meeting 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. 1. Council Thursday, 27 October 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. Get Ready Week – have a plan that includes the children It’s Get Ready Week and the theme is Prepared Kids. Do you have a plan for your children in the event of an emergency? Do the children know what that plan involves? Now is a good time to make a plan with your own children that includes what you would all do in the event of a natural disaster. In an emergency, civil defence and emergency services will prioritise and people need to be prepared to manage on their own at first. Be sure your family knows what to do and has everything ready to get through those first few days in particular. Have an emergency kit ready with all the things you need to get through. By involving everyone in the planning, including your children, everyone will be more prepared to respond and recover. For more information head to civildefence.govt. nz/get-ready-week

What’s the story with the road layout at the new Waste Sorting Centre? When the new waste sorting centre opens in November there will be some changes to the access roads. The existing entry and exit roads to the site will be reversed. This means access to the site will be from George Conroy Drive and exit from the site onto Wither Road. The direction of travel is being reversed so that, if there’s ever a queue, it will be inside the site and not out on the public road. There will also be a clearway marked on the road outside the Westmount School and meeting hall to ensure that access to and from these locations is never blocked. (See attached map). All these changes will come into effect when the new site opens next month. As we get closer to opening day we will be providing more information, in print, on the radio and on our website, explaining how it will operate. Any questions? Email us at wastesortingcentre@marlborough.

This new facility DOES NOT replace the existing resource centre, Re-use shop, Salvage Yard or E-waste facility. These will all continue to operate as usual. Find out more about the new waste

sorting centre on the Council website at Recycling-Resource-Recovery/WasteSorting-Centre Opening Day in November!

Harbour Open Day Come on down to Picton Marina on Saturday 22 October for the inaugural Harbour Open Day, a free family event. Climb aboard NIWA’S research vessel, Coastguard’s marine ambulance, Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response vessel, and the Harbour Masters patrol vessel. Meet the crews, see the technology and hear the stories of the organisations

committed to keeping the people and the environment of the Marlborough Sounds safe. Learn more about: • Emergency services on the Sounds • NIWA’s close-up look at the Queen Charlotte seafloor • Safe boating around marine • The new Marlborough Cruise Guide mammals • Regional Oil Spill Response Spot prizes, giveaways for the whole • Marine Biosecurity family available throughout the day.

Coopers 12 minute run Fitness circuit for walkers and runners The Taylor river walkway is enjoyed by hundreds of people every week who get out and walk, run and cycle along the paths. Now for the more serious health and fitness users of the reserve there’s a new improvement to help measure performance; 100 metre marker pegs for intermittent fitness testing. The circuit has been set up at the suggestion of Blenheim natural health practitioner Huia Crosby.

Outgoing mayor Alistair Sowman says he was pleased that Huia had been persistent with her lobbying for another simple but beneficial addition to the area.

Right: Retiring mayor Alistair Sowman checked on the installation of the new fitness circuit on his last day of the mayoralty - with Huia Crosby and her children 6-year-old Maui de Wildt and 5-year-old Tamati de Wildt.

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Depression can have a debilitating effect on older people and, in too many cases, it goes undetected. Losing a lifetime partner is very destabilising for some people and other health or medication issues can directly affect mood. Retirement itself may be a trigger for depression as can the money worries which emerge for some people when wage earning becomes a thing of the past. Symptoms of depression can include

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Depression can strike at any time fatigue, weight loss and disturbed sleep, social withdrawal and abandonment of hobbies or increased use of alcohol or drugs. A number of other health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and MS can bring about depression and a range of medications can have depressive side effects. It’s important to seek help. Depression and dementia for example can have similar symptoms. The family GP should be able to help

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The Sun Personality plus with a smile and service to match That is Julie at the local service station. A friendly smile like hers will cheer you up for the rest of your day. Scott St that is. Go visit. A fan

Insecure load You have to feel sorry for the drivers of the trucks during the grape harvest when they get huge fines for dropping a handfull of grapes on the road. I wonder what the fine would have been for the driver of the truck that lost the log on the road between Renwick and Havelock on Friday?

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Taken more seriously Perhaps next election candidates don’t take to social media and spread their negativity, and then maybe they might be taken more seriously.

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Cats I am shocked about all this stuff about cats. They are really comforting if you have one. They help wth stress and depression. And you people with dogs don’t carry doggie bags. I get heaps of dog poo on my lawn. We’re not moaning about your dogs so back off, people that love cats. Regardless of whether you love them or hate them the killing of numerous domestic cats is not normal behaviour. Someone out there must know what’s going on. So please inform the authorities. Because who knows what their next target will be? Dogs? Children?

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Thank you To the honest person who found my keys in the Queen St toilets and handed them into the Police station, I am so grateful. Thank you so much!! Elderly person. We welcome your texts on 027 242 5266. Limit to 70 words please. Name supplied please. We reserve the right to publish at our discretion. Please note the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Sun management.

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Recycling bin In reply to the letter to the editor in Wed 5th Sun moaning about a man taking aluminium cans from a recycling bin. If it was your recycling bin, it would be more understandable, yet as it is not, it seems that you are simply being a nosy parker looking for something to complain about. Either way, the cans were being thrown away and therefore were obviously unwanted anyway, so it was hardly theft. What is wrong with one man’s trash being another man’s treasure (to quote the saying)? Stop looking down your snobby nose at people just because they need something more than the recycling bin does and give them a break. Speckled Jim

Sad farewell I hear that Lloyd Bush has left from Sowmans Funeral Services. I’m a little sad as he has been so wonderful to my family, having directed two funerals over the years, but I wish him all the best.

Surprised I’m surprised to see that Colin King did not win a place at council. Hopefully he will still be active in the community.

No quiet Sunday sleep in

‘Wìcked & Wonderful ‘ ‘Wìcked & Wonderful ‘ on Friday evening definitely was ‘wicked’. Wow, 3 most delightful and very talented young women. A big thank you to the Papatuanuku Independency Trust for an amazing evening. Judi

We all enjoy a quiet Sunday morning but we didn’t get that on the 9th. Residents in the de Castro and Goodman Street area were awoken at 6am by an irritating alarm that went for over 4 hours. What is the point of having a fancy alarm if the owners of said building don’t come and investigate? Or maybe they don’t give a toss about disturbing our peace and quiet!

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Dear Ed, The other day on the Wairau River at Selmes Road I saw what appeared to be a refrigerator sitting in the river bed. It’s not an unusual sight to see rubbish dumped on the river bed. Dumped articles may be household debris, remains of a wild pig carcass, broken concrete, television sets - you name it - it’s probably been discarded onto the river bed. The incoming council could do much to alleviate this environmental mess. A disincentive to people taking non-biodegradable rubbish are the charges at the transfer refuse facility. I was reminded of this recently when I took a small amount of rubbish and was pinged $6. Some on council will argue user-pays applies to the refuse station. That’s a fallacy. For heavens sake council forget PC “ userpays” and ideology. Get an environmental conscience and don’t charge a fee for rubbish. Free, free, free and give an incentive for people not to dump rubbish on the Wairau river bed. Build it into rates or ideally embrace it by judicious financial pruning of the current bureaucrat-laden system. Don Coyote

Why change? Dear Ed, What’s wrong with people’s eyes? I can’t believe they are planning a big change over to the perfect little Picton. How much money did it take to do all that tiling at the foreshore? It’s tidy and very modern, haven’t they spent a lot of money playing around with the children’s pool. We have lost all the strong buildings, hotels etc. and put up housing right in the town. There wasn’t a noise threat then as the local pubs were away from the residents. They were built to absorb the noise not like the small cafes who try to cater for the locals. Kathie


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Young singer guest artist for concert

Zac Griffiths (11) is the guest performer at a concert this Sunday.

This Sunday will see a very talented young singer come to Blenheim for a concert being held by the Blenheim Country Music Club. Eleven year old Zac Griffiths is the guest artist for the concert which is being held at the Redwoodtown School Hall from 2pm. Even though he is young, Zac is very passionate about his singing and keen to share his success with other youth in the hope of inspiring them. He has won a number of awards

including the Junior overall winner at Best of the West Awards in 2015 and Junior overall winner at Golden Valley 2013 to present. His love of music, particularly country, shines through on stage, organisers say. Zac is now working towards entering the Golden Guitar Awards in Gore in 2017 and is really excited to be a part of the Concert Day in Blenheim. Entry into the concert is $3 per person and afternoon tea is supplied.

Fireworks show set to spark It’s and exciting month for Whitney Street School as it has announced the date for its main fundraising event for the year - the Lights Over Marlborough. The fireworks extravaganza is set for November 12 at the Marlborough A&P Showgrounds.

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Harbour Day at Picton A new event is being added to the Picton calendar – an invitation to come down to the marina and get a close look at the organisations and equipment that help to keep the harbour and the wider Sounds a safe place for everyone. ‘Harbour Day’ will be a chance for members of the public climb aboard NIWA’s research vessel, take a look through the Coastguard’s marine ambulance or step onto Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response vessel. Marlborough’s new harbourmaster Luke Grogan says the maritime open day has been organised as a free family-friendly day where there’ll be a chance to meet the crews of these vessels and see what they do. “These teams are very much a part of the Picton and Sounds community and we wanted to give the public a chance to look at all the things being done to protect people and to protect the marine environment.”

It will be a fun day for all the family with spot prizes and giveaways. “We hope to make this a permanent event as it’s also a chance for us to spread important water safety messages like responsible behaviour around marine animals and safe boating practices,” Captain Grogan says. Labour Weekend is traditionally the start of the busy boating season in the Sounds and people going down to their boats and baches are urged to stop off at the marina to take a look at the displays. One of the highlights will be the launch of a new interactive database of information about the Marlborough Sounds, a digital cruise guide which offers in-depth data as well as recreational information. “We’ll be showing people what they can discover about the Sounds by using this app and I think they’ll be amazed at what they’ll be able to see on their phones or i-pads,” he

says. The presence of the NIWA vessel, which will be berthed at the marina, is a bonus attraction, he said. The vessel is about to embark on a joint project for the Council and LINZ, surveying the seabed of Totaranui/ Queen Charlotte Sound and Kura Te Au/ Tory Channel. Council’s coastal scientist Steve Urlich says the scientists on board will be taking millions of soundings to create digital maps and charts which will show the land formation of the seabed. It should yield all sorts of exciting new information about the marine life of the Sounds, he said. The Maritime Open Day is a joint initiative hosted by Coastguard Marlborough and St John in conjunction with the Marlborough District Council Harbour Master, with special guests NIWA and Department of Conservation.

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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 14 Spring Plant Sale Mariners Mall, 100 High Street, Picton, 9am5pm. Our bi-annual plant sale is on again with a range of plants lovingly grown by the team at Picton Men’s Shed. There will be a range of native plants that will attract native birds, lizards and insects into your backyard. International Women’s Night Marlborough Convention Centre, 42a Alfred St, 7pm–9:30pm. The Marlborough Migrant Centre warmly welcomes the women of Marlborough to a special evening of performance, guest speakers and shared food. Entry by plate of food to share, or by donation. National dress encouraged. Nick Rado & Raybon Kan Comedy Tour Picton Little Theatre, 9 Dublin St, Picton 8pm–9:30pm. They’ll perform their greatest stand-up comedy hits and preview segments from their 2017 Melbourne and NZ comedy festival shows. This will be a guaranteed night of hilarity. for tickets. Public Meeting - Scouts Jamboree Giesen Sports and Events Centre, 8 Uxbridge St, Renwick, 7pm. Want to know more about the National Scout Jamboree happening in Renwick and around Marlborough from the 29th Dec 2016 - 7th Jan 2017? Come along, free entry. Coffee and tea afterwards. 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.

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. Marlborough Museum Brayshaw Heritage Park, 26 Arthur Baker Place. Open 10am–4pm daily. Fran Maguire Pottery – Exhibition extended due to popular demand until 30 November. New Textiles Exhibition - Sole Mates Shoes & Boots from the Treasury. Phone: 578-1712

Saturday 15 Springlands School Gala Springlands School, 16 Murphys Rd. 10am– 2pm. There will be 35+ stalls and entertainment throughout the day from students, It will be a great day out for everyone. Spring Fair Redwoodtown Community Centre, Cnr Cleghorn & Weld St, 9am–12pm. Clothing, white elephant, plants, cakes and much more. Come along and find some bargains! All proceeds donated to local charities. Masquerade Fundraising Ball For the Blind Foundation and baby Corban Smith. Raffles, auction, games and amazing prizes to be won. Rai Valley Tavern, 7pm til late. Ticlets $20 from Brick Oven in Rai Valley, or phone Janelle 571 6224. Comedy Tour Havelock Town Hall, 8pm. Two very funny men - Nick Rado and Raybon Kan will have you rolling on the floor laughing. BYO - cafe style seating. Tickets are $35 and $10 of each ticket will go to The Havelock Boardwalk. Tickets for sale at the Havelock Motels.

The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm-5pm, Wednesday–Saturdays, 10 London Quay, Picton. Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or

Marlborough Artisan Market Wynen St carpark, 9am-1pm. Join the Marlborough Artisans for its fourth season. Lots of choice for everyone. Food, coffee, jewellery, preserves, veggies, art, crafts, woodwork, pottery and more.

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.

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

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. Marlborough Art Society Gallery open daily from 10.30am-4.30pm. Art Classes and Workshops available. 204 High Street. Ph 577 6784 or

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Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up. Saturday mornings from 10am at The Vines Village Cafe, Rapaura Road. 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 Wairau Valley Anglican Parish Country Gardens Tickets on sale from Roselands, Renwick Dairy & Islington Gardens. A great day out.

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

Spring Plant Sale Mariners Mall, 100 High Street, Picton, 9am3pm. Our bi-annual plant sale is on again with a range of plants lovingly grown by the team at Picton Men’s Shed. There will be a range of native plants that will attract Have Another Go at Golf native birds, lizards and insects into your If you got put off by the rain last Sunday let’s backyard. try again! Blenheim Golf Club Pollard Park. 122pm. For all ages. Flat shoes essential. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale For more information phone Clive 577 5561 Every Saturday 8am–12.30pm at the Rail- or Judith 578 4585. way Station car park, Grove Rd. Club Meets Mondays at Clubs of Marlborough. Ph Andy Blenheim Riverside Railway 578 2272 or 021 842 928. Train Departs from Brayshaw Park as follows; 1.15pm and 3.00pm to Omaka and return, Blenheim Menz Shed 1.45pm to Beaver Station, Riverside Park, cen4 Dillons Point Road. Open 9am-1pm Sat tral Blenheim and return. Adults $10 Child $5 and 1-4pm on Mon & Thurs. Building rela- (Omaka $6 & $3) Cash only. tionships and sharing skills. We are in the process of expanding our woodworking New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids shed with a new, fully equipped, engineer- Duathlon ing workshop, and we welcome new mem- Brancott Estate, Brancott Rd, 9am–12pm. The bers of all ages. Ph Trevor 570 5064. Duathlon will operate regardless of weather conditions. Come and cheer on your friends Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round and family. Picton Foreshore, 10am Saturday and Sunday, 10am. Blenheim Roller Skating Club College Park, Stephenson Street. Every SunVintage Farm Machinery day 1-3pm. $5 for hire of skates or $2 if you 10am-3pm, open every day.Brayshaw Park have your own. Come have a go, all ages and guided tours available, Sunday-Thomas skill levels welcome. Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357. ‘It’s all about the coffee’ Picton Men’s Shed Recreational bike ride - all year round de“Where men can do what men do best” parts at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 9am-12pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your Phone Rex Green 021 469 191 or Bill Rogers interest 573 5507 for more information. Ulysses Club Ride Brooklyn Croquet Club 10.30am start. Ride to the Cafe Restaurant via Whitehead Park off Brooklyn Drive. Play Kaikoura for lunch. (The Caves Restaurant has days are Sat, Tues & Thurs at 1pm. Come a recent makeover) All welcome. down and have a go. Ph Dale 578 4427. Blenheim Country Music Club Concert Cruisey Church At Redwoodtown School Hall, 2-5pm. Adults St Andrew’s Church 5-6:30pm. Games, $3, family $6. Ph Nola 5779 455 or Warren crafts, worship and a meal. Children of all 5779 659. ages and their parents/caregivers welcome. 3rd Saturday evening each month. Call Ra- Marlborough Farmers Market chael 5788068 or the Church office 5787119 Now Spring is in the air the Marlborough for more info. Next Cruisey Church is on Oc- Farmers’ Market is celebrating with even more tober 15. stalls at the outdoor market (weather dependant of course!) at the A&P Showgrounds. Sunday 16 Open every Sunday, 9 til noon, come rain or shine. Cnr Maxwell & Alabama Rd. Introduction to Trout Fishing Taylor River, Nelson St car park, 10am–1pm. Associated Modellers Society Learn to cast fly and spin rods, learn stream Model boat and yacht sailing at Brayshaw craft with Marlborough Freshwater Anglers Park every Sunday afternoon, 1-4pm. MiniaClub members. Bring own gear if possible; ture steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st otherwise provided. Enquiries 579-3331. and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm-4pm $2. 10 - 10 - 10 Walk For Kids 2016 Riverside Amphitheatre, High St, 10am– 1pm. Make a difference for children with severe mobility impairment. Gold coin donation. All ages welcome for a fun time. All proceeds donated to the capital fund of the CMF. Please contact Carol for registration or further information: 021 399 649 or

Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall. 1pm-3pm. All welcome. Trapping is the new Tramping Are you interested in helping trap in the Whites Bay/Rarangi area to see NZ be predator free by 2050. Please attend a meeting at 10am at the Rarangi Community Hall.

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

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On sale now from Islington Gardens, Renwick Dairy, Roselands Pets and Plants, Devon Nursery, Selmes Garden Trust Nursery. Gardens along Hawkesbury area and Waihopai Valley

Sponsors: Wool Marketing Greer Vineyard Services Harris Best Panel Beaters S.J & H.I MacKenzie Contracting Independent Tyre Services Phone 027 848 0463

Neighbours, Members, Mental Health services staff and public are invited to attend:

Annual General Meeting C.A.R.E Marlborough

Consumer Run Support House 26 Percy Street Wednesday 26th October 1pm 2016 Board re-elections. Nomination forms available from the house. Please apply in writing providing particulars with a candidate statement no later than 3pm. 21st October. Afternoon tea provided.

Attention Vineyard Owners Experienced independent contract vineyard manager has time available for your property. Practical, cost effective viticultural advice. Specialist in small blocks, reasonable rates, excellent record on disease control. Hands-on work, labour supervision, assistance with budgeting. Vineyard developments also. Let me do the worrying for you! Free initial visit and quote. Call Matt 021 578 900

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Public Notice - Form 7 Section 101 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Michael John Pink, Hazel Gillian Pink has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Blenheim for the renewal of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 81 Cleghorn Street, Blenheim, Marlborough District know as The Old Bank. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is tavern. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is intended to be sold under the licence are Monday and Tuesday 10.00 am to 10.00 pm. Wednesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 11.00 pm; Sunday 10.00 am to 9.00 pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Marlborough District Licensing Committee, Seymour Street, Blenheim. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240. No objection to the grant of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication of this notice was made on 7/10/2016.

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Major Works Renwick Sports Grounds In preparation for the National Scout Jamboree being held at the Renwick Sports Grounds over the period 29th December – 7th January, contractors have begun digging trenches for the extra services required to host the event. Everyone is to stay clear of the affected areas especially the heavy machinery and excavations. There will be an increase in vehicle movement over the next few weeks while the work is being conducted, so extra care around the grounds and carpark would be appreciated. Any questions, please contact the Centre Manager, Giesen Sports and Events Centre, on 03 5729688, 027 5729688 or

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Death Notices ADAMS, Valda Mary: October 9, 2016 BLACKLER, Doreen Rita: October 11, 2016 BOURKE, William Terrance (Bill): October 11, 2016 BURROW, Brian McLennan: October 9, 2016 CORBETT, Geoffrey Leonard: October 11, 2016 FALCONER, Nghairi Hazel: October 10, 2016 GRIFFITHS, Jean Helen (nee Gibson): October 11, 2016 NEAL, Matthew David (Matt): October 11, 2016 NICHOLLS, Charles John (Charlie or CJ): October 10, 2016 OAKES, Frances Nelda (Nelda): October 4, 2016 PATCHETT, Linda Mabel: October 6, 2016 SHUTKOWSKI, Eric John: October 6, 2016 SMITH, Alan Logan: October 8, 2016 SOWMAN, Graheme Noel: October 10, 2016 TEBBUTT, Ricky Jay: October 9, 2016 WESTENRA, Murray Aylmer: JP October 10, 2016

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Births This Week HASLAM: Alyssa (6lb 15oz) September 28, 2016 BECK: Poppy Chloe October 4, 2016 MILLAN-NGAUAMO: Malakai (8lb 7oz) October 6, 2016 O’SHEA: Beatrix Madeleine September 30, 2016 RUAITI: Armarni Ann (7lb 5oz) October 7, 2016 SWANSON: Riley James Clarence (8lb 5oz) October 6, 2016

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BLACKLER, Doreen Rita: On Tuesday LYNCH, Teresa: Jim Lynch and extended October 11 2016, peacefully, surrounded by family thank very sincerely everyone who family at Wairau Hospital. In her 94th year. supported us at Teresa’s funeral and those Dearly loved wife of the late Dolph, cherished who sent messages and flowers. Your kindand loved mother and mother-in-law of Gary ness and sympathy are appreciated and are and Sue, Gaye and George, Jim, Bev and a great comfort. A special thank you to St Brian, Brian and Lisa, and Joy and Carey; Mary’s Church parishioners, Blenheim. and most loved Nana and Old Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. MARSHALL, Mavis: 23 July 1948 – 31 Messages may be sent to 23 Mitchell Street, August 2016. We appreciate the love and Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation kindness shown to our family after the loss of to the Life Flight Trust would be appreciated our loved mother, mother in-law, sister, sister and may be made at the service or sent to P in-law and Nan. The tributes and kindness O Box 14-448, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241. shown in so many ways have been a real A funeral service for Doreen will be held comfort to us all. Our memories will never at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and be forgotten and will be a constant reminder Parker Streets, at 2.30pm Monday October of all that was beautiful. 17, followed by cremation at the Sowman in memoriam Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ STEAD, Michelle: 17-10-2005. Sleep is Tel 03 578 4719 sweet that ends all pain. We would not wake CORBETT, Geoffrey Leonard: On October you to suffer again. Tears in our eyes we wipe 11 2016, after a long illness of dementia, away. But the love in our hearts is ever to stay. passed away peacefully. Aged 78 years. Miss you so much. Dearly loved husband of Daphne, much- - Mum, Dad, Geoff & Brodie. loved father and father-in-law of Joanne and Mervyn Trebes (Whitianga), and Michael MIDDLEMISS, Yvonne Fay: 5-1-1943 – and Rowan (Canberra, Australia). Loved 14-10-2015. In loving memory of a special Grand G of Hope (deceased), Hannah, Mum, Mum in-law and Nana. One year ago Shannon and Rory; Angus, Megan and Lisa. in Rangiora. Special thanks to the staff at Waterlea Rest In tears we saw you sinking, Home for their love and care. Messages may We watched you fade away, be sent to 76B Lakings Road, Blenheim 7201. Our hearts were broken, In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimers You fought so hard to stay. Marlborough would be appreciated and may But when we saw you sleeping, be made at the service or sent to c/- 8 Wither So peacefully free from pain, Road, Blenheim 7201 would be appreciated. We could not wish you back, A funeral service for Geoff will be held at To suffer that again. the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Catherine, John, Laura and Johnathan Parker Streets, at 10am Saturday October 15, Donnelly. followed by private interment. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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Veterans here support group By Cathie Bell Marlborough veterans have given their support to a group working to bring home the bodies of soldiers killed in wars in Asia. Marlborough Vietnam Veterans Association president Peter Slape says the group, Families of the Forgotten Fallen, has visited Marlborough and has the veterans’ verbal support. After some months of campaigning, the Government is now reconsidering. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss announced earlier this week he has directed the Veterans’ Advisory to consider New Zealand’s repatriation policy and provide advice to him. He says New Zealand has a longstanding policy of not repatriating the bodies of military personnel who died while serving overseas between 1948 and mid-1970. Since mid-1970, all New Zealanders who have died during operational service have been repatriated. “While successive governments have maintained this policy, it has become increasingly clear that the rationale behind it needs further investigation,” Craig says. “I am therefore asking the board to consider the current policy on repatriation and provide advice to me.” This is expected by March next year. “I have always said I am the Minister for all veterans. While many of those advocating for change are focussed on the personnel buried in Malaysia, I expect the board to consider the policy in relation to all veterans and dependents who died while serving overseas between 1948 and mid-1970. “I expect the board to thoroughly consult the families of personnel buried overseas. Their experiences and stories are vital to ensuring a robust and fair process, with the right outcome.”

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unenviable task on his hands to bring together players from all over the world and get them to play cohesive football together on short notice. The team needs more matches, more exposure and more goodwill. The Wellington Phoenix have a much higher profile than the national team and I’m unaware why players would aspire to play for a national team that rarely plays. Those within New Zealand Football have just rebooted the national league and increased its teams to 10.


It’s a step in the right direction but the organisation needs to keep the momentum going. In 1982 and 2010, they didn’t do enough to maximise their exposure. The game has excellent numbers at junior levels but it’s making the most of that and giving young players a pathway and a national team worth aspiring to play for are most important. The All Whites will never be world beaters but they should be given all the opportunities to be the best they can be. Let this result against the USA be a starting point.

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Yachting season well underway The second race in the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series had a ‘puffy’ evening this week, with winds of more than 30 knots. Waikawa Boating Club spokeswoman Bronwyn Clark says 37 boats competed on the night, but seven did not finish, several withdrawing because of the conditions. She says Chris Webb, the winner in the first division described it as ‘a bit puffy at times’. “We probably had a bit much sail on but we coped. We didn’t break anything so that’s always a good thing. Midnight is a heavier boat than some and copes well with gusty conditions.” Chris has a great group of crew who come along when they can, she says, with Tuesday night’s crew being Tony Ashworth, Dave Oddie, Richard Comb, Dave Speedy, Mark Woodmore and Russell Gent. First place in Division 2 went to Olmari sailed by Captain Kirk, with his crew Paul Stanley, Darren Goodall and his son Ewan Kirk.

“My crew is experienced and made sure the boat was set correctly, we rode the gusts really well and got lucky on the tacks, the boat handled brilliantly.” Second place in Division Two went to Tom Van der Burgh who was sailing Welcome home. He says he changed his sail to number three ‘which was a wise decision’. “I have to give credit to my wife Marie who was my sole crew she likened the race to riding a horse, the conditions were difficult but exciting and we were disappointed when the race was shortened, several yachts pulled out because of the wind. We had a great night on the water.” The winner of Division Three Greg Cornish, sailing Acamar with his partner Lynn Ward and crewman Paul Regan, put his success down to the gusty conditions. “Acamar is an older heavier boat, what they call stiff, which goes well in the wind, whereas the lighter boats do well on lighter conditions, It’s horses for courses really”

The Series placings to date: 1. Midnight: Chris Webb, 2. Flying Tiger: Chris Williams, 3. Northern rebel: Ash Davey, 4. Khamsin: Dave Kelway, 5. Bluebird: Bob and Jenny Crum Division 1. 1. Midnight: Chris Webb, 2. Northern Rebel: 3. High Society, 4. Bluebird, 5. Khamsin Division 2. 1. Olmari, 2. Welcome Home, 3. Settimio, 4. Joint Effort, 5. Acquiesce Division 3. 1. Acamar, 2. Blaze Away, 3. Davison Bell, 4. Paperchase, 5. Entertainer

Walk for kids event this weekend





The Beavertown Blenheim Lions Club is the proud sponsor for the 10-10-10 ‘Walk for Kids’ event which is happening this Sunday. The Club is encouraging the public to go along and walk a 10km distance along the Taylor River, all the while helping to fundraise for children with severe mobility impairment.

The walk begins at 10am, everyone is asked to meet at the Riverside Park Amphitheatre (next to Raupo). Simply donate a gold coin or ask people to sponsor your walk and donate what you raise. Club member Carol Taylor says it’s a fun way to get a group of friends or a team together to

raise money for a worthy cause. “All the money raised goes to the foundation, so that if a child in Marlborough needs funding for mobility assistance, they can apply and have that support,” she says. Water will be provided halfway through the walk.


Senior Athletics

Marlborough senior athletics is holding its opening night at Athletic Park on Tuesday 18th October from 5.30pm, with an informal non-competitive programme. Come along and have a go at whatever you want to and pick up a copy of the 2016-2017 programme. For further information visit the Athletics page on the Marlborough Harrier Club website, or call Tracey Sims 027 615 2958 or Dave Hansen 027 235 4012.

Junior cricket on

Junior Cricket hardball grades start their season this weekend with WK 5th Grade games on Friday evening while WK 4th grade starts Saturday morning. Also starting this weekend is the SBS 2nd Grade competition with six teams in action at Oliver and Horton Park. Senior grade takes a break this weekend with the Marlborough Senior Rep players competing in the Central Districts Chapple Cup tournament in Napier from Friday to Sunday. The tournament features all eight CD Districts competing for the Chapple and Cave Cup trophies. Members of the CD Stags team will be taking part for their District teams with Ben Wheeler included in the Marlborough side. Marlborough’s first up game is against Taranaki today.

Marlborough Endurance and Trail horse riding club ride CTR ride this Sunday at Para, Koromiko. Ride base on Para Rd, approx 7km on left from Tuamarina toward Picton. This is a forestry ride with a reasonably gentle gradient. Some fitness is required. Open 35km, Youth Intermediate 26km, Novice 16km and Lead rein 5km. Start times and general info available on club website.









Time to see the All Whites prosper New Zealand’s 1-1 draw with the United States of America in their international football friendly on Wednesday (NZ time) is a sign of progress. USA are ranked 22nd in the world while the All Whites are ranked 88th. It’s a good sign after New Zealand Football failed (yet again) to capitalise on the buzz generated by the national side making the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Since coach Anthony Hudson took over the team in 2014, the team has played just 12 games, most of them away from home. The 35-year-old Hudson has an

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