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Story and photo by Celeste Alexander A building on Maxwell Road is being rented by relatives of Bob Fisher, who had it built for his crumpet factory in 1971. Anthony Fisher and his family have taken over Real Food Grocer and are merging it with their existing business Pav'n'Pie. Pav'n'Pie products are being moved in this weekend and going forward it will still be known as Real Food Grocer.

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Pavlovas and pies merge with grocer Continued from page 1 The store will be managed by Anthony’s son Huntley and plans for it include an expansion, increase in stock levels and a new programme implemented to give more back to the community. Anthony’s wife Susannah will also play a role in administration and store layout. Staff from both stores will be retained, meaning there will be a “wealth of knowledge of all our products”, Anthony says.

“It’s going to be the start of an exciting future. If you are regular Real Foods shopper, don’t be scared of the changes as we won’t be reducing anything, it’s only going to be better.” Anthony says the building was built for his uncle Bob Fisher. His father later rented it and operated his business Tasti Food Lines and distributed Ernest Adams cakes and Whittakers peanut slabs to the top of the south.

They were part of the five generations of the Fisher family who have been involved in the food industry in Marlborough. “It all began with my grandfather Robert Fisher who opened Fishers Bakery in 1914 until it was bought out by Goodman Fielder in 1969. “He was working on the original Awatere Bridge as a riveter and one day biked into town, saw a bakery for sale and bought it. Now my son Huntley

is the fifth generation working with food,” he says. Huntley finished school two years ago and went into a marketing and production role with the Pav’n’Pie business, and will now be overseeing Real Food Grocer. “I love working in retail and I love dealing with customers so with the merger it’s going to be an exciting new venture. It’s great to be able to have a hand in both pies, pardon the pun,” he laughs.

Rewards of leadership By Cathie Bell British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair was the guest of honour at St Mary’s School’s leadership assembly yesterday, awarding students Ben Holdaway and Brianna Pereyra prizes for leadership. The students had interviewed Jonathan earlier in the year as part of a research project on leadership, and he says their questions were really good. Also present was former mayor Alistair Sowman, who was also interviewed as part of the project. Jonathan also met with local businesses Carbonscape and Indevin and spoke at the Iwi Leaders’ Forum at the convention

centre in the afternoon. Marlborough and its wine exporters are in a good position after Britain’s Brexit decision to leave the European Union, he says. Britain takes most of New Zealand’s exports to Europe, particularly sheepmeat, tourism, and wine, and Jonathan says the New Zealand government and businesses have been ‘very focused’ on preparing for the Brexit decision and the opportunities that will come along. “I would expect massive opportunity in Britain post-Brexit. It’s a really good brand, the New Zealand brand is really strong. St Marys School principal Alistair Bridgman, Ben Holdaway, British High That’s of benefit to the Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair, former Mayor Alistair Sowman, and Brianna wine industry as a whole, Pereyra at the school’s leadership assembly. and Marlborough.”


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‘Heaps and heaps’ of thank you letters going out By Cathie Bell Pupils at Ward School are working hard on ‘heaps and heaps’ of thank you letters, especially to the pupils of other schools around the country which have sent them donations after the earthquake. They have learnt lots about other schools, and are also working on a project to advise principal David Sullivan on the best generator and marquee for the school to use in any future earthquakes. The donations have been gratefully received, with pupils helping to unload containers and sort out donations for school families. One school, Winchester Rural School, held a coin trail and with the funds raised, made little packs for each Ward School student. Ashlee Hickman says the packs have a pen, little pad, stickers, glue, and ‘other little bits and bobs that made us very excited’. She has made a thank you card for Winchester School, and is also doing one for Redwoodtown School, which had raised $500 for Ward School. “There’s been heaps and heaps and heaps given to the school. The whole library is full.” Olivia Trolove says Victoria Avenue School had baked cupcakes and sold them to raise money for Ward School pupils. She had emailed them to say thank you and a student had emailed her back, starting a good exchange. “Victoria Ave School is in Auckland. They have 22 classrooms, and we only have two. It’s a bit different.” Zoe Trolove says she had sent

inbrief Schools cleared Marlborough schools were among those closed briefly yesterday by what seems to be an international hoaxer. Calls playing a recorded voice message have been received yesterday by schools around New Zealand and some in Marlborough and elsewhere were evacuated until the police could confirm there were no explosives found.

Havelock leak search Council contractors started work yesterday to find leaks in the Havelock underground water network. Detection Solutions staff, working daytime working hours, 8am-5pm only and identifiable by the company logo on their clothing, may come onto private property and ask to turn off the water toby for a short time to enable them to check for leaks. Any disruption should be brief. A Council spokesperson says every effort will be made to keep inconvenience to a minimum.

Greens back Seddon Ward School students, with Olivia Trolove, Zoe Trolove, and Ashlee Hickman pictured, have been writing lots of thank you letters.

an email to Queenstown School to thank them for the food sent to Kekerengu, which is near her family home and badly affected by the earthquake. The Year Six girls say they hope people will write back, as they like getting letters. They say it’s good to be back at school and to see their friends. Principal David Sullivan says the school was ‘well-sorted’ and had re-opened two days after the earthquake, and now it is nearly

back at 100 per cent of the school roll. “The kids are great. It’s lovely to see them relax. There’s a really positive vibe.” Seddon School had sent a team down to help tidy up immediately after the earthquake, and the school has learnt from its experiences in the Seddon earthquakes three years ago. “We’re in for a long run of supporting the families now.” Three pallets of food and other

things had been sent by Takaka School, and most has been distributed with some being stored at the school in readiness in case of severe aftershocks. The response from other children at schools around New Zealand has been amazing, he says. “Our kids are busy at the moment writing letters to everyone who has helped us.” Teacher Dave Paterson says everyone at the school is ‘blown away’ at how generous people are.

Marlborough-based Green MP Steffan Browning has written to ministers to expand earthquake assistance funds to Seddon. He has told Economic Minister Steven Joyce that people in Seddon who have raised concerns with him about their ineligibility for earthquake assistance funds. “Although Seddon has been dramatically affected by the earthquake, there is not an adequate support system being offered to people and businesses who are bearing the brunt of the earthquake.” He has yet to hear back.







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Airport boosted Marlborough Airport has increased passengers using the terminal by more than six per cent in the past year, MDC Holdings has reported. There were 266,905 passengers in 9837 flights this year. Chairman Peter Taylor says the terminal expansion is a huge improvement and the company is looking to expand public and rental car parking.

Section sales to come Another 27 sections in the Marlborough District Council’s Boulevard on Taylor Park residential subdivision will be up for auction next week. This latest tranche leaves a final 80 sections left to be developed in the subdivision.

Farm grants open Applications for the $4 million fund for uninsurable on-farm infrastructure repairs in Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough are now open to help re-build uninsurable assets like water infrastructure and opening up tracks, culverts and farm bridges, the Government says. Any grants will be a contribution towards repairs, covering a maximum of 50 per cent of costs. There will be an excess of $5000 and capped at $50,000 per applicant. Application forms, criteria and full membership of the Assessment Panel can be found on the Marlborough District Council website.

Omaka Marae’s ‘Maori culture in a jar’ popular It was supposed to be a soft-launch yesterday for a preserves range grounded in Maori culture, but the demand is huge. After years of stewing over a new ka i idea, Omaka Marae’s Manaaki-branded condiments and preserves have been presented to a national audience at the Iwi Leaders’ Forum in Blenheim, and found an audience keen to snap them up. T h r e e f l a vo u r s Kawakawa jelly, Horopito & Lemon Sauce, and Kamokamo pickle - make up the range of the new social enterprise, with the products interweaving traditional preserving skills and indigenous ingredients with contemporary living and modern social occasions, created for a wider local and in time national audience. Marae manager Kiley Nepia says the name

‘Manaaki’ is inspired by manaakitanga, which means hospitality, kindness, generosity, support - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others. It is what generations have been taught by the kaumatua (elders) and in particular the matriarchs of the marae, he says. “Back in the day the pataka (pantry) was always filled with preserves, chutneys and sauces that were hand made by the nannies and aunties. “Manaaki draws in that spirit of handmade kai, from the heart.” Manaaki is a social enterprise developed through the desire for Omaka Marae to remain self-sustaining, and therefore self-determining. “We also had a dream to preserve the skill of preserving (no pun intended) and to educate our whanau about rongoa

Aroha Bond, Kelly Valk, Sarah Wichman, Vanessa Anderson and Donna Nepia of the Omaka Marae Maori Women‘s Welfare League with the Manaaki condiments.

maori (natural medicinal remedies). We want to promote healthy lifestyles by sharing healthy natural kai, and create an op-

portunity for whanau to acquire the skills needed to produce, market and sell products,” Kiley says. The enterprise idea was

helped by Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu who believed in and supported the concept and the kaupapa of whanau Ora.

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New links in Picton community By Cathie Bell Picton’s Smart&Connected group has some new members and stronger links with iwi, youth, and business in the town. Picton resident Chrissy Powlesland moving into the role vacated by Barbara Speedy, who has stepped down from the lead due to business commitments. A member of the Steering Group since it started two years ago, Chrissy is also deputy chair of the Kaipupu Point Mainland Island Society and works in Blenheim as a brand manager for a wine company. The chair of the Picton Business Group, David Hosie, now attends Picton Smart&Connected

Chrissy Powlesland, the new Picton Smart&Connected chair.

steering group meetings, bringing a more direct connection with the town’s business community,

which Chrissy welcomes. ‘‘We inevitably have a shared interest in matters relating to building the locality’s economic development, and often there are ideas that could directly benefit or impact on the business community, so it makes sense to have PBG present for input and communication.” Three new appointments to the PSC Steering Group are Bill Thomas, Anna Frisken and Lisa Barraclough. Chrissy says there was good feedback from a public meeting held last month, including ideas for new working group projects, and these would be explored as soon as feasible.

‘During the period following the November 14 quake, that really came to the fore. Vital information had to get to as many people as possible, and we just jumped in to help that process. And then, when Picton needed to let the world know it was up and running, in fact humming, we gathered images and information and shared a strong message very widely, and very quickly, from day one.’ The other Steering Group members continuing are: Jill Evans (Co-Deputy Chair), Rob Burn (Co-Deputy Chair), Beryl Bowers, Richard Briggs, Graham Low, Barbara Speedy, Linda Thompson, Hamish Watson.

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The issues facing the wine industry in attracting skilled workers and housing the extra workers needed to meet growth are not unique, with other parts of the Marlborough economy having the same issues, Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens says. Wine Marlborough hosted a follow-up meeting on labour issues earlier this week, releasing a ‘white paper’

with six work programmes, and Marcus says it was very positive. People are supportive of the strategies outlined to address issues, and are lining up to do the work, he says. The ‘white paper’ was developed following a labour summit held in July to discuss the findings of the Marlborough Labour Market Survey, that shows nearly 2000 more workers will be

needed in four years because of growth in the industry. The work programmes are around workforce planning and development; establishing good employment practices; development of suitable accommodation; ensuring pastoral care needs are met or exceeded; adoption of socially responsible and sustainable practices; and communications and engagement.

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COUNCIL NEWS Renwick Menz Shed Members of the Renwick Menz Shed have built planter boxes to be used in the streetscape improvements initiated by the Renwick Smart & Connected group.

The group is working closely with the Council on a Renwick township plan and the first step will be to improve the appearance of the area around High Street’s intersection with Uxbridge Street for summer.

The Renwick Menz Shed have been assisted by the Blue Door and REAP to buy new tools and expand their shed so they can undertake more community projects.

Christmas sparkle Blenheim’s downtown Christmas tree is back up - ready for the December festivities. The 8-metre tree sparkling with baubles made its first appearance last Christmas after the town has gone without a tree for several years. It attracted lots of attention then - and now its back in place, a bright spot in Market Square.

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Summer reading programme Once again we are running our very successful summer reading programme for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Summer reading will be smooth sailing with reading rewards, fun free activities and a finale party! The programme is a great way to encourage your child to discover the joy of reading and give them a head start at school for 2017. Registrations open on the following dates: • Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) Monday 5 December • Picton Library Monday 19 December Parents or caregivers need

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui After a successful launch and public open day in late October, the first two weeks of the seabed habitat mapping is off to a great start. NIWA and Discovery Marine have already mapped over 6000 hectares - 15% of the total 43,000 survey area for Council and Land information New Zealand.

to register in person for the programme - it is not necessary to have your child with you at the time of registration. Places are limited so get in early – don’t miss out on the fun!

Positive ageing Depression and stress can have a debilitating effect on older people. It would not be surprising if some people – regardless of age – feel stressed by the earthquake and aftershocks, especially if living alone. Other events – like losing a lifetime partner – can be very destabilising for some people while other health or medication issues can also directly affect mood. Retirement itself may be a trigger for depression as can the money worries which emerge for some

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Mayoral Relief Fund Donations to Marlborough’s Mayoral Relief Fund for earthquake victims continue to arrive - it’s a great way to assist people who have been hit hard by the quake. The fund will assist with the welfare needs of affected

It’s important to seek help. The family GP should be able to help and organisations working on behalf of older people in Marlborough can offer counselling and support. More information: Age Concern Marlborough: Ph 03 579 3457 Alzheimer’s Marlborough Centre: Ph 03 577 6172 Ministry of Health: Depression Helpline (free) 0800 111 757 Mental Health Foundation:

Marlborough District Council PO Box 443 Blenheim 7240 New Zealand

families who need help getting back into their homes. Donations so far range from business contributions to teenager fundraising - all sections of the community are doing their bit to help.

The bank account for anyone wishing to donate to the Fund is: 02 0600 0202861 00 and the reference to record is mayor EQ. Donations may also be handed in at the offices of the Marlborough District Council in Blenheim or Picton.

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Instalment Two – 2016/2017 is due on 9 December 2016. A ten percent penalty will be added if this instalment is not paid by that date. This notice is given under Sections 57/58 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002

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Blowing in the wind

Roundabouts Go to Oamaru and ask those who complained about roundabouts they are now the ones who complain the most about traffic lights. The hold ups and waiting time.

Hey Blenheim when it’s windy how bout weighing down your recycling bin, so the contents don’t end up blowing down my driveway. THANK YOU!

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To those who assisted me in my recent mishap outside Rangitane House - police, ambulance, and A & E for prompt attention and care. Many thanks to all. - Pam

How about real estate agents start putting prices back on homes that are advertised, nothing more off putting than not knowing the price. I know why you do, but you would get more interest by going back to the old way.

Taylor River walkway I am both a cyclist and walker. Common sense tells me that to pass others move onto the beautifully mown grass either side of the path. There is no problem.

Boxing Day trading Is the rumour true that 4500 cruise pax are due on that day and many businesses including wineries are not opening?? Shame on you!!

Cutting back Monday’s Express just full of stuff ads. No wonder they will be making drastic changes to their publication!

Nice wave Many thanks to the recycling man and the rubbish collection guys who every Thursday wave to my granddaughter as they collect rubbish in Olwyn Place. It makes her day! You guys are fabulous! You do a wonderful job too. Thanks.

New Zealand I noticed a letter from the public about a Midweek article referring to NZ as Aotearoa. They were confused lol - don’t I live in NZ they said? I couldn’t agree more. Overuse. A little is fine but more than enough.

Dead fish! Duh!

Harden up What a bunch of prissy PC do gooders we have running this country. Kaikoura cut off by road? Where are the gangs of workmen, the machinery, the shovels and the wheelbarrows? Unemployed? Give them a shovel, a barrow and a feed for their effort and we’ll be up and running in no time. Harden up NZ! LIKE WE USED TO.

Of course they die. After all the rain and top soil run off for sprays and horticultural posts. But we cannot blame the grapes, it’s those very bad people who make the chemicals and coat the wood. Yeah right! That’s why the top metre of soil in new developments is being dumped/resold due to contamination. So very sorry kids but that’s our green new world. :(

txt talk of the week Thank you To the young men from Boys College who helped me change my tyre outside the school. You were all very helpful with a ‘can do’ attitude. I appreciated the help and was soon on my way. You were all a credit to yourselves and the college. 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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Thousand of wasted dollars Can anybody tell us why thousands of dollars was wasted on doing away with much needed car parking in Alfred Street, outside Biddy Kates?

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Foodbank says thank you By Cathie Bell Five hundred banana boxes of food were collected in Monday’s Foodbank Street Appeal, with more donations yet to come in from supermarket drop-off points around the region. Appeal organiser Jo Lane says some people didn’t hear the sirens on Monday evening as collectors went down streets, probably because of the wind. Drop-off boxes are at supermarkets now and will be until the middle of next week. More than 22,000 cans were collected by 12 teams of people at 20 stations as volunteer collectors

roamed the streets of Blenheim, Picton, Havelock, Renwick, Rarangi, and Spring Creek. There are also boxes of pasta, cereal, and other non-perishable foods piled up at the foodbank’s offices. Lions Club members are spending this week sorting the donations and filling the foodbank’s shelves. Jo and appeal committee members Vonnie Paul, Wynnie Cosgrove, Josh Fogden, and John Foley thanked people for their generosity this year. The appeal usually fills the foodbank’s shelves for the year ahead, although demand is expected to be higher because of the earthquakes.

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ride a bike, overcoming serious injury or illness. Casey Reeves, who works at the Blenheim district library, has overcome numerous leg operations. Two years ago, Casey underwent major surgery on her legs, as her bones weren’t aligned with her joints. This surgery meant she had to learn to walk again and undergo months of painful physio to get normal movement back. The women’s triathlon was Casey’s recovery goal, which she achieved last Sunday. “It was very challenging and a true test of just how far I could push myself (and my leg) but worth it after the satisfaction of crossing the finish line,” she says.

Santa’s got mail Marlborough children have until Sunday to get their letters in to Father Christmas, if they want a reply by post. New Zealand Post says thousands of letters and postcards for Santa have arrived at New Zealand Post, ready to be delivered to the man in red. Spokeswoman Tina Morgan says children need to send letters and online postcards by Sunday 4 December to be sure

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Theatre debts Wayne Gander to be paid off Scouts Jamboree troop leader by council Q Q By Cathie Bell Marlborough district councillors have decided to pay the theatre trust’s bank and Rata Foundation loans, at a cost of up to $5.1 million over the next three years. All councillors and mayor John Leggett attended yesterday’s planning, finance, and community committee meeting and unanimously agreed to make the donation to the theatre trust to enable it to start operating ‘with a clean slate’. A review by Auckland-based consultant Richard Jeffery, says the theatre is financially viable if it doesn’t have make debt repayments. The money is to come from council reserves and the profit from selling the old theatre, once it has been renovated as offices. Councillor Jamie Arbuckle says it is ‘probably the right time’ for council to be able to help the trust, as the council is in a good financial position. The initial recommendation under consideration was just to pay the trust’s $4.6m bank loans, but councillor Mark Peters argued it was better to pay the whole lot. “Get rid of all the guarantees. Remove all the contingent liabilities and give a clean slate to the trust.” There was no dispute amongst councillors of paying off the trust debts, but several said it needed to be clear to the trust it could not come back to council for more money. Councillor Geoff Evans says he does not want this to become ‘a precedent for private trusts to set up ambitious projects in place, knowing they could rely on council to bail them out’. Councillor Cynthia Brooks says it is important to do the work to ensure conferences and other income streams for the theatre are boosted, and council projects manager Jamie Lyall says it is likely that will be done early next year.

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- weekend event guide Friday 2 Hot Art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open 10am-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. Blenheim Roller Skating Disco Skating rink, Stephenson Street, 5-8pm. Bring your own gear or hire it all for $5. $2 entry fee. BBQ and hot drinks available. Come and have a boogie and play some fun games. For more info phone 0277653522. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm-5pm, Wednesday–Saturdays, 10 London Quay, Picton. Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Dickie Thomas “The Travelling Karaoke” Mikeys Bar, Picton, 7.30pm. 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. Marlborough Golf Club Half price green-fees after 4pm every day! 74 Paynters Rd. www.marlborough@golf. Marlborough Art Society Gallery open daily from 10.30am-4.30pm. Art Classes and Workshops available. 204 High Street. Ph 577 6784 or Young Impressionists exhibition on 26 November – 5 December. 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. New Textiles Exhibition - Sole Mates Shoes & Boots from the Treasury. Phone: 578-1712.

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Consider + Create + Collect Millennium Public Art Gallery, Corner of Seymour and Alfred St. 2016 Mixed Media, Fundraising Exhibition. On daily until December 11th. EcoWorld Picton Aquarium Come and meet the locals here at EcoWorld on our 11am and 2pm animal and wildlife rescue presentations. Situated on the Picton Foreshore. Ph 03 573 6030.

Saturday 3 Mistletoe Market Blenheim Town Centre, Market Street. 9am– 2pm. A large selection of stalls with something for everyone - food, gifts, jewellery, clothes and more. Marlborough Artisan Market Wynen St, 9am-2pm. Supporting the Mistletoe Market. Lots of choice for everyone. Food, coffee, jewellery, preserves, veggies, art, crafts, woodwork, pottery and more. Christmas Parade 2016 The Forum, Cnr High St and Market St, 3pm. Come and join us to see crazy characters, kids activities, lively marching bands, Santa Claus, floats and so much more, so don’t miss out! Blenheim Social Dance Club Xmas Cabaret Renwick Memorial Hall, 7:30-11:30pm. Dance to Nelson Band “Southern Soundz”. Ballroom, Sequence, Latin, Rock n’ Roll. Everyone invited. Tickets $20pp plus a plate for shared supper, BYO. Ph Colin 5793101 for more info. Redwood Market 8am-12pm, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers and hand crafts. Supporting Hospice. Contact Alison 5785109. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up. Saturday mornings from 10am at The Vines Village Cafe, Rapaura Road. Messiah Presented by Marlborough Singers. Wesley Centre, 3 Henry St, 7:30pm and Sunday 4pm. Admission $20 door sales only. 5km Taylor River Fun Run Free timed 5km run along the Taylor River, meet at the amphitheater, corner of High and Symonds Streets, 8am every Saturday. To register anyone of any age can go to 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.

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Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am Saturday and Sunday, 10am. Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Road. Open 9am-12pm 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.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Petanque 10am Sunday and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street–John Ph 5779789.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am Saturday and Sunday, 10am.

Blenheim Riverside Railway Train Departs from Brayshaw Park as follows; 1.15pm and 3.00pm to Omaka and return, 1.45pm to Beaver Station, Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. Adults $10 Child $5 (Omaka $6 & $3) Cash only.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am-3pm, open every day. Brayshaw Park guided tours available, Sunday-Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

Picton Christmas Parade and Prize Giving Concert 2016 Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton, 2:30pm–5pm.

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 Kerry Eagar 021 888 423 for more information.

Picton Rail & Sail The Foreshore Picton & cost 20c per ride, 10am-4pm, weather permitting.

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. Cruisey Church St Andrew’s Church 5-6:30pm. Games, crafts, worship and a meal. Children of all ages and their parents/caregivers welcome. 3rd Saturday evening each month. Call Rachael 5788068 or the Church office 5787119 for more info. Marlborough Landscape Photographs Marlborough Landscape Photographs by Bernard Vavasour. Stunning landscape photographs on display in the Paul Davidson Theatre on until end of December 2016, 10am-4pm daily. Enquires: 578 1712. Abrupt Climate Change-Prof Guy McPherson Renwick Anglican Community Church, 54 High St, Renwick, 3pm. Internationally renowned conservation biologist, he will be giving free public lectures about the latest findings of the scientific community and from his own research.

Sunday 4 Marlborough Farmers’ Market A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell & Alabama Rds, 9am-12noon. Come and experience fresh delicious delicacies of the Christmas season - strawberries and cherries available, wonderful brunches, and fabulous produce available for gifts and hampers. See you Sunday.

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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. Marlborough Golf Club – Community Golf Sunday afternoon play 18 holes $15 or 9 holes $10. Must be a Marlborough resident. 74 Paynters Rd. 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. 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 Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission. Pre-Christmas Peek - Marlborough Hospice Fundraising Seymour Square, 92 High St. 10am-5pm. Self drive tour of 8 homes in and around Blenheim all beautifully decorated for Christmas. For more info phone 03 578 1373.

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Financial assistance for Ward announced

Marlborough District Council has stepped in to assist the community of Ward to reestablish its water supply. “It’s really important that Ward gets a reliable water supply up and running as soon as possible,” Mayor John Leggett says. Marlborough District Council will cover the shortfall of approximately $34k from its emergency reserves. “This will fund rebuilding the reticulation network tanks and pipes, not the on-property costs covered by EQC and private insurance. “I want to recognise the Ward community’s Blenheim Building Centre | 41 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim 7201 | t: 03 578 3049 e: |

Avoid black market meat In the lead up to Christmas illegal meat operations are more prevalent says the Ministry for Primary Industries, and urges the public to source their meat from regulated outlets like butcheries, supermarkets and legitimate meat suppliers. The MPI is appealing to the public to report any suspicious or unlicensed meat suppliers.

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resilience – they make Marlborough proud. They’ve done well to maintain water supply since the quake. However, it’s clear there is a financial shortfall for Ward’s residents in meeting their water infrastructure costs.” “Ward also faces a possible public health risk from damaged septic tanks. Council is working with EQC on a process for checking the township’s septic tanks, some of which are expected to have been damaged.” “Health and community well-being are our number one priority,” John says. The Ward private water scheme is shared by 70 households.

A spokesperson says a strong indicator of unlicensed activity is meat being sold directly from a farm to the public. “We have a duty to protect the public from the threat of various food-borne illnesses associated with illegal, unregulated meat. The public can report any suspicious activity to MPI’s food safety helpline: 0800 00 83 33.

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A Time of Peace & Quiet

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

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Nativity Anglican Church

- time to be still, rest and light a candle

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 Barnabas Chapel (Barnies) Cnr of Alfred & Andrew St

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Sunday 9.00am: Traditional Sunday 4.00pm: church at four Wednesday 10am: Communion 92 Weld Street, Redwoodtown 578 0139

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275 years of Handel's greatest oratorio Saturday Dec 3rd 7.30pm 250 years of Handel’s greatest oratorio Sunday Dec 4th 4.00pm Robert Tucker : Conductor The Wesley Centre Jonathan Berkahn : Accompanist Admission $20 with Guest Soloists Robert Tucker : Conductor 250 years of Handel’s greatest oratorio



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

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Quality tailoring at competitive prices Ph/txt Christine 021 703 020 / 579 5267 Same day service Blenheim

RYAN LAWNMOWING Free Quotes Ph/Txt 022 322 6515

Trev’s Painting & Decorating Interiors - Exteriors - Wall papering Gib stopping - Roofs EQC

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Friday December 2, 2016 for lease

situations vacant

Dispatch Person Forklift Driver


We have vacancies at our Old Renwick Road processing plant for suitable people to assist with the dispatch of our product. The position includes container loading, picking of orders and forklift driving pertaining to dispatch and packing operations.

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MOTEL CLEANER, a p p r ox 3 m or n i n g s weekly. Must be honest & reliable. Ph 5777-187.

You will be experienced in electronic stock management systems, physically fit and able to work with minimal supervision. Forklift experience preferred, but full training is available. Overtime rates paid after 40 hours.

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Births This Week RODGERSON: Baby girl (5lb 9oz) November 22, 2016 UREN: Piper Elly (5lb 1oz) November 23, 2016 WATERS: Jett Kadin (7lb 6oz) November 26, 2016 WHITAKER-JOHNSON: Maddox Macandrew McRAE: Maisy Rain (10lb 7oz) November 14, 2016.

All applicants must have the right to work in NZ. Please apply in person on weekdays between 8.30am and 4.00pm to: Talleys Group Limited, 742 Old Renwick Road, Blenheim.

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We are seeking a motivated and reliable for enthusiastic and committed person with excellent skills and time health care assistants. keeping to join our friendly Experience is preferred, but full team. training

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JERRAM, Alison Margaret (Ally) BAgrSc: November 29, 2016 JONES, James William (Jim): November 28, 2016

Valley Harvesting operates a large fleet of grape harvesters and associated equipment. KINDELL, Clifford Mark (Cliff): We are currently seeking a Maintenance A78292 Warrant Officer (Rtd) DrinkSafe® Consultant Technician to be based at our Blenheim RNZAF, Malaya. November 25, 2016 workshop. We have a part time position available for 2 days per week as a Drinksafe Key responsibilities include running our pre Closing date NELSON,URL Amy: Rachel Consultant the Blenheim region. Proofin read by:_______________________________ With: Date:_______________________________ and _______________________________ post harvest maintenance program x tested: x checked: November 23, 2016 This part time role covers servicing and providing field service support during and sanitising of our water-coolers in operational periods. POPE, Shirley Fay: line with our DrinkSafe® International revisions: This is a multi-faceted role for someone with procedures. Full training and a mobile November 26, 2016 1 2 3 4 5 a wide range of mechanical skills including phone will be provided for work use. $0 $0 $25 $50 $75 experience with diesel engines, hydraulic PRIDDLE, Brian: systems, auto electrics/electronics and light You will job: need to have your own November 26, 2016 PLEASE NOTE: fabrication. C57097 reliable transport, be able to work that we have prepared this Given the seasonal nature of our operations, advertisement based on our size: 11 format: b&w unsupervised to x a RYAN, Eileen Maryproof Sr Camillus: 2 high standard, understanding of the instructions hours of work will vary and will be negotiated have a great eye for dirt and a Can D.O.L.C: received. November 30, 2016 In approving the publication run position cost (excl gst) withdate the successful applicant. sort Do attitude. advertisement, it is client’s responsibility Applicants with previous experience check the accuracy of both the Blenheim Sun Fri 2 Dec Sits Vacant $159.50 THAME,toRaymond George (Ray): advertisement, the media and the Just Water is a successful company operating & Wed 7 Dec and maintaining Gregoire $159.50 November 25,nominated. 2016 position where the emphasis is on Service Pellenc harvesters will be given preference. Marlborough Express like you Fri 2 Dec Sits Vacant $161.70 Cancellation of adverts booked with and Quality. If this sounds media will incur a media cancellation TURNER, Derek: Email cv to Wed 7 Dec $161.70 please send your CV to: fee of $50. November 27, 2016 Email:

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McDONALD, Alan Ramsay: Passed away, peacefully in his sleep, at Waterlea Rest Home on Tuesday November 29 2016. Aged 85 years. Delightfully grumpy husband of Frances (Blossom), loved father and fatherin-law of Trish and Garry Greaves, Ian and Sue, Lynn, Trudy, Serena, and Tina and Ernie. Loved Grandad and Koro of Rachael, Marie, Donna, Deanna, and the late Shellese; Cody, Jason, Cheridyn, and Braydon; Tabatha, Richard, and Cortney; Rocky-Tu, and Paris; Gray, Ethan, and Adam; and Zachary. Loved Great-Grandad of 18, and Great-Great Grandad of 2. Messages may be sent to 32 Murphys Road, Blenheim 7201. A memorial service for Alan will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Taylor Pass Road, on Monday December 5 at 11am. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 in memoriam


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WILSON, Michael: 27-3-41 -- 3-12-15. One whole year has passed since you left us. You remain in our hearts and memories. Always loved and never forgotten. In loving memory from Joan, Greg, Steve, Rosalind and families.

In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary. The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email or phone 577 7868.

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NZ’s Kane Train back on track New Zealand’s clean sweep victory over Pakistan should be lauded as a major achievement and a step in the right direction for Kane Williamson’s captaincy. The Black Caps have not won a series against Pakistan since 1985. Pakistan, believe it or not, are also currently ranked second in the world. The continuing success of the rather innocuous Neil Wagner

with his short pitched bowling paid late dividends on Tuesday when Pakistan lost nine wickets for 71 runs post-tea to gift New Zealand victory. It shows New Zealand will be a challenge in home conditions against any team. There are frailties, especially with the middle order and a lack of genuine spin option but after a thumping against India, this was a nice bounce back. Ross Taylor now has 16 test

centuries, one less than his mentor, the late Martin Crowe. His 16th coming on Monday in a pivotal knock which gave the home team control of the match and the series. He did it just a matter of days before eye surgery. New Zealand now head to Australia for the revived ChappellHadlee one day series. Three matches which have produced mammoth Kiwi moments and will no doubt do so again.

Friday December 2, 2016



sports talk

Stockcars head over hill for title

With ... Jacob Page

The South Island Stock Car Title championship is being hosted by Nelson Speedway tomorrow and a number of local drivers are heading over the hill. Eastern States Speedway drivers will be contesting the title against drivers from the likes of Nelson, Christchurch, Greymouth and Dunedin.

Craig takes on the world in Paris

Marlborough dominates at school water polo tournament Marlborough teams were in dominating form at the South Island Junior Secondary Schools Water polo tournament in Christchurch last weekend, Marlborough Waterpolo chairman Martyn Birch says. The Marlborough Girl’s first game on Friday morning against Christchurch Girls High School showed that they hadn’t driven down just for the fun of it, winning 21-2, in a great team performance, he says. Their next game was against last year’s second placed team, Burnside High School, only two hours after the first game. The quick turnaround had the girls on the back foot and were down 3-1 at the end of the first quarter, however all the hours of training came to fruition with the game tied up 8-8 with less than a minute to play, the girls dug deep and scored a great team goal to be 9-8 up with 30 sec to play, a memorable team effort to defend resulted in an outstanding win against one of Chch’s top teams. Saturday’s first game was against Saint Hilda’s Collegiate. The Marlborough Girls were slow to start however their stamina showed through with a strong 4th quarter to win 8-4. This resulted in the team finishing top of their pool, however as the Marlborough team was a composite team from four schools they were ineligible to finish in the top two of their pool, so they had to play off against the fourth placed team from


Marlborough girl Megan Craig is currently in Paris competing at the 2016 Womens World Teams Championship as part of the Squash New Zealand team. Megan joins Joelle King, Amanda Landers-Murphy and Emma Millar as they take on the world in a bid for victory. To date they have faced Mexico, Egypt and India and are now through to the top eight, playing in the quarter finals today against England.

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the opposite pool. This was against Villa Maria Collage, the Marlborough team gave them a lesson in Water polo beating them 24-0. The final game on Sunday morning was against Otago Girls High School, winning 21-6. Thanks to the support of Lorraine Barrett First National Real Estate for sponsoring the team. The boys team was made up of four Marlborough boys, four Christchurch boys and one girl from Christchurch. The first game against John McGlashan College was spent learning to play together, Martyn says. “A hard fought game with both teams having the opportunity to win in the final quarter, a late goal from JMC resulted in a 12 all draw.”

The team went on to win against James Hargest College 24-10, Christchurch Boys High School 14-10 and Burnside Boys 15-7. They then played for fifth and sixth against Kings High School, again because they were a combined team they could only finish as high as fifth. The final game was an arm wrestle until the end of the third quarter where the Marlborough combined took a commanding lead to end up winning 19 -10. Thanks to the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 for the support of water polo in Marlborough, if you are interested in playing water polo there are games on Wednesday night between 6-9pm or email waterpolo@ .

Blenheim and Wairau Rowing Clubs are going ahead with the annual Marlborough championships this weekend, despite clubrooms on the banks of the Wairau River being extensively damaged by the Kaikoura earthquake. Liquefaction came to the surface at both the Blenheim and Wairau Rowing Clubs and the areas between the clubhouses and riverbank are deeply cracked. The traditional course has been reversed, and the main base is at the Wairau club.

ABOVE: Bree Rossiter is in goalie, Olive Smith and Abbey Moody defending.

Rick named in top five personal trainers By Celeste Alexander Local man Rick Devine White has been named as one of the top five personal trainers in New Zealand. Rick was nominated for the annual NZ Fitness awards which was held at the weekend in Auckland. Although he was not awarded first place he says it was still a huge reward to be recognised in the top five. “What a humbling experience to be involved in and to be named in the top

five is a huge reward. “I consider myself extremely fortunate to have already won multiple awards in the past and to have been nominated for even more. I have truly amazing clients and a massive support group,” he says. The awards recognised the fitness industry by giving out a number of awards including best small club, best group fitness instructor, best small group training instructor.



Rick Devine White has been named in the top five personal trainers at a national awards last weekend.






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Friday December 2, 2016

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit in the early hours of 14 November caused significant damage to land, coastal areas and infrastructure in our region. It has caused major disruption to people’s lives and businesses, and the continuing aftershocks are unsettling. People need to understand they are not alone. We’re all going to have our ups and downs and we’re going to get there in the end. I’m working as hard as I can, along with my colleagues, to get the road open as soon as possible.

HERE TO HELP I’m out and about in the electorate and have staff in Kaikoura, Amberley, and Blenheim. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Phone: 0800 STUARTMP (0880 788278) Email:

The 7.8 earthquake that hit the Kaikoura electorate after midnight on 14 November cut many links. We’re working as hard as we can to restore vital transport links.

Heading into Kaikoura with the Prime Minister and Transport Minister to access the damage and talk to people.

Delivering supplies to Chris and Annemarie Lidgard and family at Sandy Bay north of Ohau Pt – just in time for Chris’ birthday.

Dropping in on the locals at the camping ground at the end of the road at Waipapa Bay.

My 1.9 metre tall son Louis gives some idea of the scale of the land movement on a ruptured fault running through the highway and rail line into the sea at Waipapa Bay.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced a temporary fishery closure around Kaikoura and a package to investigate the impact of the quakes.

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