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By Aimee O’Hagan Mia Higgins (10) was undoubtedly excited to be gifted with a giant basket full of chocolate goodies last Wednesday. The Havelock School student was recently named the winner of the Great Easter Colouring Competition – which, according to CEO of Clubs of Marlborough, Lee Davis, has been organized by Clubs of Marlborough, Kidzone, Kids Club, and Makana for the last seven years. Lee, Clubs of Marlborough events coordinator, Amber Sullivan, and a very special guest with long ears and a pom-pom for a tail visited Havelock School to present Mia with her prize. Continued on page 2. Clubs of Marlborough events coordinator, Amber Sullivan, the Easter Bunny (K.J.), competition winner, Mia Higgins, and CEO of Clubs of Marlborough, Lee Davis.


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Havelock ten year-old wins colouring competition Continued from page 1. Not only did her award include delicious easter eggs from New World and scrumptious chocolate from Makana; but it also contained a Makana chocolate for each of her more-than-happy school mates (and “a teacher or two”)! Up until her name was announced, Mia had no idea she had won the Easter-themed colouring competition. Amber says that Marlborough children have the chance to enter the contest over the four weeks leading up until Easter.

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All children are allowed to get involved, “as long as they attend preschools, primary, or intermediate schools in the area”. The competition entry forms are also sent out to all Kidzone members, and are available from the Clubs of Marlborough reception. “Over the last seven years, the competition has really grown in popularity,” Lee says. There were 156 entries over the 11 Marlborough-based schools that took part. He and Amber both maintain that Clubs of Marlbor-


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By Aimee O’Hagan After many months of fundraising, Blenheim Playcentre has recently had SafeFall installed in their playground area. Organizer, Rebecca Toms, says that in order to install the material, the Playcentre needed to raise $31,600. Staff have held a garage sale, quiz night, and family photography sessions; sold glow sticks, wax food wraps, and stainless straws; and even helped out at the Wine and Food Festival in order to raise funds. The playcentre also received two generous grants: one from Redwood Trust, and another from Rata Foundation. All of the cost was paid off in installments. “It’s been a long journey,” Rebecca says. “It’s taken us a long time.” However, the hard work seems to have paid off. The staff are “really pleased”: not only with how SafeFall looks, but also the positive impact it is having on the children. Rebecca believes the material looks “much nicer than the usual spongy,

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Wednesday April 17, 2019 Tony Wytenburg swings the propellor to fire up the Gnome engine on the Sopwith Pup being flown by Wayne Tantrum.



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Putting Picton on the map MetService is working on giving Picton its own weather page as part of a website overhaul, and Picton residents are hoping the town will get a MetService page once its new weather station is verified. Picton and Marlborough Sounds Tourism Group member, John Reuhman, says getting a weather page would be a “fabulous” accomplishment, but he will still advocate for Picton to be on the national weather map during the website’s public consultation stage. He says Picton should be included on the national weather forecast as it is the gateway to the South Island, and a crucial junction along State Highway 1.

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By Bill McElhinney With a heave on the propeller, the Blenheim-built World War I aircraft engine roared into life and pilot Wayne Tantrum flew the Sopwith Pup into the sky over Omaka on Monday. The Gnome 100 horsepower Monosoupape rotary engine powering the Sopwith was built by Blenheim engineer Tony Wytenburg and his team at Classic Aero Machining Service. The engine is a replica of those that powered British and French fighter planes in World War I. “It sounded great and performed even better,” Tony says after the flight. “Wayne came back with a big grin and was very happy with how it handled.”

The flight was something of a milestone for Tony and his team. They have been building the Gnome engines at their Omaka workshop for some time now, and have a number of them in use overseas, but this was the first time they had been able to fly one in a Blenheim aircraft. The Sopwith Pup had previously been fitted with a Le Rhone rotary engine, and pilot Wayne was pleased with the performance of the Gnome, which produced a significant increase in speed from 70-80mph to around 110mph. What the team at CAMS do is probably unique in the world: they are the only business manufacturing and marketing the unique rotary engine, which was used to power World War I aircraft such

as the Sopwith Pups and Camels. World War I saw the first use of aircraft in large-scale conflicts and the early aircraft used rotary engines, in which the crankshaft remains stationary while the rest of engine rotates around it. To make these World War I replicas, Tony first had to get his hands on an original and pull it apart to make a computer model. “I was lucky – I had a friend that had one so we took it, pulled it apart, and reverse engineered a new Gnome Monosoupape.” Tony, who started building parts for old warplanes in Blenheim in 2004, has built an international reputation for reverse engineering and remanufacturing aircraft parts, frames and engines. He has also made the first elec-

tronic starter for one of his rotary engines. It was trial and error getting the electric starter to work because it had never been done before so he had nothing to go on. The Gnome engines, worth $86,000, have been displayed at the annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, and Tony will be going back there again this year. But in the meantime the CAMS team is looking forward to seeing the Gnome-powered Sopwith Pup go through its paces at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow at Omaka this weekend. Friday Sun: Restoring the historic Waco aircraft.

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Mosque killings mean changes at airshow By Bill McElhinney The March 15 Christchurch mosque killings have sparked changes to this year’s Yealands Classic Fighters at Omaka this weekend. “The desire to pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women remains the same, and the range of aircraft and vehicles will also

stay unchanged, but in light of the national mood following the atrocities at the Christchurch mosques, the focus on the ground battles will be softened somewhat,” Graham Orphan, Yealands Classic Fighters committee member, says. “Many of the participating reenactment groups along with the airshow organisers themselves, have

expressed a reduced appetite for fielding large numbers of soldiers firing weapons in the show, and so they have decided to pare back this side of the presentation a little for this year’s event,” Graham says. Visitors should be aware though, that there will still be some rifle fire, military vehicles, soldiers and explosions.

“We believe it is important to achieve the re-enactments with integrity and sensitivity towards that other important message that rests on our shoulders, the one that says, ‘Lest We Forget,’” Graham says. “The small but enthusiastic team behind the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow have been working very hard for many months to

put together a show that is full of variety and spectacle and hope that all in attendance enjoy their time in Marlborough and enjoy this unique ‘home-grown’ experience.” The organisers also say that all bags will be subject to a security check, so those going to Omaka should allow plenty of time to get into the event.

Shakespeare Festival a success

Sam Lewis (left) and Samantha Mayne performed their own rendition of a scene from 'Hamlet'. Sam has been selected as Marlborough's Direct Entry Student for National Schools Olivia Neil (left) and Sally Cook won the fifteen-minute Shakespeare Production (SGCNZ NSSP), which is the stage after Stacey Pope (left) and Siris Allott performed a winning section with a scene from 'Two Gentlemen Of Verona'. the SGCNZ National UOSWSF. five-minute scene from 'Measure For Measure'.

By Aimee O’Hagan Students from Marlborough Girls’, Marlborough Boys’, and Queen Charlotte College took to the stage on Saturday, April 6th, to perform various five or fifteen minute scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Regional coordinator for SGCNZ Regional UOSWSF (Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Regional University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival) and MGC teacher, Shalom Del’Monte-Aberhart, says that it was a great evening. “All of the students can be very proud of their performances,” she mentions. “They gave the audience a real

treat!” Shalom says that scenes were chosen from “widely diverse plays” – such as ‘Hamlet’, ‘The Merchant Of Venice’, and ‘Measure For Measure’ – and that there were four student directed plays and two that were directed by teachers. “The judges found it difficult to make a choice – always a great sign,” she exclaims. “Results were spread out across all three colleges, which was a great sign. “This year’s festival was judged by Anne McAuley, Ashley De Castro, and Darren Bishop.” According to Shalom, Anne is a local speech and drama tutor who has a “long history of involvement

in theatre in Marlborough”. Ashley is an alumni of SGCNZ. She has gone on to study theatre and performing arts at NASDA in Christchurch, and then in Sydney. Darren is apparently “another stalwart of Blenheim theatre” and will soon be performing on stage for Blenheim Musical Theatre’s production of ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’. At the regional festival, he represented the festival’s sponsor, First National Marlborough. AWARDS Local Awards: Outstanding Execution of the Role of Stage Manager: QCC - Ben Allott. Best Connection with the Au-

dience: MGC - Sally Cook and Olivia Neil - ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’. Best Connection between Two Actors: MBC - Sam Lewis and Samantha Mayne – ‘Hamlet’. Best Understanding of the Text: MGC - Sally Cook and Olivia Neil - ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’. Bit Part Actor who Most Supports the Others: QCC - Phillip Schulz - ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. Most Promising Actor (sponsored by First National Marlborough): MGC - Samantha Mayne – ‘Hamlet’. Judges Awards: Darren Bishop - for great ensemble work: QCC - ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’.

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Next sewer repairs on some properties By Bill McElhinney Repair work to Blenheim’s underground pipes is progressing, with the second stage set to begin. Council’s operations and maintenance engineer, Stephen Rooney, says the next stage in the project involves relining earthenware sewer laterals to some Blenheim properties. “This will require a small excavation within each property. If you are affected by this work our contractors, Reline NZ Ltd (Hydrotech), will get in touch with you directly,” Stephen says. The EX lining system involves the expansion of a continuous coil of specially formulated PVC pipe to form a tight fitting liner within the existing pipe. The linings are designed to provide a stand-alone structural liner, providing the same strength and durability of a new PVC pipe, without the need to dig the whole sewer line up.

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Dear Ed I notice Mayor Leggett said recently: “In Blenheim, growth is driving the upgrade of our sewer network and pump stations. “We’re building a new stormwater and wastewater network in the town’s north-west to support residential section development, which helps ensure that our level of housing supply improves.” When will politicians wake

up that growth needs to be controlled and managed instead of letting it happen laissez-faire? Growth unmanaged is like the dog chasing its tail. Growth is costly requiring infrastructure costs that escalate. Does the Plan recognise this? It’s about quality of life for today and future generations. Don Coyote Blenheim

Car doors in Eltham Road Dear Ed, With Eltham Road being narrow, why is it that mothers of children continue to open driver’s side doors to place a small child in a safety seat? The door is wide open, and other traffic has to stop for safety’s sake. What is wrong with using the other side door and keeping things safe? Malcolm Blenheim

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Dear Ed, A recent article in the Sun put out by the Marlborough District Council was headed “Traffic numbers do not justify Bypass cost” The first point I question is the figures used are now four years old – lets have some up-to-date data. The second point is the cost of the bypass A much shorter bypass can be put in than the one off Mills and Ford Rd at a far lesser cost than the $200 million you estimate.

The third point from this article hopes that the new Opaoa bridge will make a significant contribution to improving traffic flows. I fail to understand this statement . The only way to improve traffic flows is to get the south-bound traffic onto a bypass. This article in the Sun was followed by an article in The Express raising some other interesting points. The main point being the congestion of traffic on Main St

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EARTH DAY 2019 Moving more freight by rail is a viable soution to getting more trucks off the road.

Use rail, not trucks Dear Ed, Over the last while there has been a lot of this and that regarding a bypass, and I feel Mark Wheeler has summed the situation up nicely in his April 3 letter. It is great to have a wish list and a goal to work towards. However, sometimes it is also helpful to look at what we

have and how to make the most of that. This leads to the question: What do we have? Answer: We have a rail corridor capable of shifting huge volumes of freight that is under-utilised. In case no-one noticed, this infrastructure has recently been rebuilt at a huge cost to

taxpayers. Let’s get out heads out of the sand, or perhaps sand-pit, and take a long hard look at what I consider to be a very viable way of decreasing traffic movements along Grove Road and Main Street using an existing asset. Gerald Satherley Blenheim

ANZAC Day services Dear Ed, We are told changes to ANZAC Day services are necessary because the “terror threat” remains high. Why will the Government and police not name just who it is posing this “terror threat” to our

country and our Sacred Day? It cannot be the accused, because he is safely locked up. So who is causing such disruption to our way of life, who are we afraid of now and more importantly what is the government going to do about

it? And I don’t mean confiscating lawfully acquired property from law abiding, licensed gun owners. That will not make any of us any safer, in spite of the Ardern government’s claims. John Sobieski Blenheim

Closing off Market St Dear Ed, I thought the pocket park in Market Street looked very out of place and almost like a popup playcentre, and nothing relevant to a shopping area at all.

I also believe it sends a message to children that it is OK to play on the road. If the road has to be closed off to traffic, I suggest it be used for useful information or upcoming attractions and

the like. My parents said it had been blocked off like that many years ago, but it didn’t prove helpful, so was opened up again. Jan Thomas Blenheim

Of the New Zealand murders (homicides) before 1980 there were about 10 murders a year on average. But after 1985 and to 1992 that rose to 65 a year. But the interesting statistic is that firearms were used in only 14 percent of murders. Think about it in the light

of the current anti-firearm hysteria. Why did homicides rise following 1985? Successive governments have a lot to answer for in spawning an increasingly violent society. Fred Calibre Blenheim

Firearm stats Dear Ed, With the furore after the horrific Christchurch tragedy there has been a panic by many especially academics who even don’t understand a gun is not a rifle. The country needed level thinking and an analytical brain at the helm.

Let’s have a bypass Dear Ed, In reply to Mark Wheeler from the Marlborough District Council a bypass is about us, the ratepayers and taxpayers, the local business owners, courier drivers and

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‘Earth Poem’ a poem by Tegan Bayly, St Mary’s School

Earth Poem Our Earth is great. It gives us everything we need. The sun, the breeze and the bright blue seas. But we are trying to wreck it. Sadness. Loneliness. No one is trying to stop it. People are cruel now-a-days, hurting our rhinos for their horns And then leaving them to die. Murdering our seals For their skin. We humans don’t deserve these animals. Our world is getting worse every day. But we can change. Pick up every piece of litter you see. We can make our world a healthy place If we just try! Please help our world to be a better place to live For our future families!

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, Climate Karanga Marlborough has selected pieces of art work and creative writing from schools around Marlborough to feature on 60 screen printed banners. The banners will be on display at the ASB Theatre in Blenheim, Picton Library in Picton, and the Havelock Town Hall, between April 25th and May 3rd. Earth Day 2019 is centred around the theme, “Protect Our Species”. Each of the selected art work and creative writing pieces embody this message in their own individual, creative, and stylistic ways. All pieces of art work and creative writing submitted - including those that were not selected for the banner project - will be on display at Marlborough District Library between April 17th and May 3rd.


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Easter: It’s the cross on the bun! While Easter is a time for family, fun, chocolates and relaxation, it is also an important Christian celebration. The Rev Brendan O’Hagan, Wairau Presbyterian Parish, reflects on what Easter means for him. With a surname like mine, people often ask how I ended up a Presbyterian Minister and not a Catholic Priest? Well, if my late parents, both devoted Catholics of Irish descent, had had their way, I would have been a priest. But the Lord had other plans! Raised in Christchurch, I was the ninth of 13 children and, although there are many happy childhood memories, there are also some negatives that deeply affected me. My father and I had a love-hate relationship. I loved him and he loved me, but I hated the way he treated me. My Dad was a good man but he had a temper, and I often bore the brunt of it. Those bad experiences eventually led to me rejecting what my parents held dear, specifically the church and its values. By the time I reached my teenage years I was seeking love, meaning and acceptance in other places. I began working for an Insurance company in 1983. The transition from youth to young adult life was exhilarating but also challenging as I began to wrestle with life’s big questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? What do I believe to be true? Around that time my eldest brother had a Christian conversion experience. For years he had been ‘walking on the wild side,’ but then he changed dramatically. He became respectful and responsible. He became supportive and caring towards my parents and the family. He would often read the Bible and pray and speak of Jesus being his personal friend. I could not deny that he had become a better person and his faith was real. Like a moth is drawn to light, I recognised a void in my life and I wanted what he had. At Easter that year I attended a Youth Camp and observed other young people who had a faith that was alive and meaningful. During the camp an invitation was

Reverend Brendan O'Hagan (Wairau Presbyterian Parish) stands on front of a sign that represents what he believes Easter is truly all about.

given for people to invite Jesus to be the leader of their lives. Without hesitation I said ‘Yes!’ That was 36 years ago and Jesus has continued to lead and guide my life since that time. After eight years working in Insurance I spent 14 years working as a Youth Worker in the North Island. Journeying with young people through the many challenges

they faced in life was a rewarding experience. In 1995 I met my future wife, Ingrid, at an Easter Camp. We were married a year later and have subsequently been blessed with five beautiful children. In 2006-2007 I studied full time and completed a theological degree. That led on to training for ordi-

nation in the Presbyterian Church and in 2009 I was called to serve as Minister for the Wairau Presbyterian Parish in Blenheim. As Easter weekend approaches I look forward to enjoying time with family and friends and also watching the air show. But most importantly I will be joining with other Christians in Blenheim to worship and give

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Age Concern moves Bright new offices in Alfred Street By Bill McElhinney “I love my job!” Catherine Donnelly, Community Welfare Coordinator for Marlborough Age Concern says. And Catherine and her staff, Melissa Haylock and Margaret Groves, also love their light, bright new offices in the Citizens Advice Bureau building in Alfred Street. The Age Concern staff moved last week into front offices at the CAB building and had an official opening ceremony with their many community supporters, along with Age Concern chief executive Stephanie Clare. Age Concern provides confidential support and empowerment for older people, provides visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes, runs seminars on things such as positive ageing, Enduring Power of Attorney, Safe With Age driving courses and social activities such as the popular Seniors Dance. They can also recommended services that can provide for the necessary maintenance work to be done in client’s homes and help

Councillor Jenny Andrews and Mayor John Leggett cut the ribbon on the door of the new Age Concern Age Concern Marlborough staff love their bright new offices. From left, Catherine Donnelly, Marlborough offices in the Citizens Advice Bureau Melissa Haylock and Margaret Groves. building in Alfred Street.

find volunteer workers to undertake small jobs for older people eg. gardening. Age Concern also provides representation and advice on older peoples’ issues to local organisations such as the Marlborough District

Council. Last year a new elder abuse adviser was been appointed in Marlborough to help older people across Marlborough who feel scared, frightened or at risk. While regional figures for elder

abuse are not available, Marlborough has the highest proportion of over 65-year-olds in New Zealand. As many as one in 10 older people in New Zealand will experience some kind of elder abuse. The majority of cases go unreported and

usually involve a family member. Figures from an Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services report show psychological abuse makes up the majority of complaints.

Prescription Drugs Can Drugs can affect driving Distract Good Drivers Driving under the influence of drugs can be more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol, says Marlborough road police sergeant Barrie Greenhall. While drink driving is largely deemed socially unacceptable these days, people need to know that drugs can have a hazardous effect on drivers’ decision making and reaction time too, Barrie says. “Nationally and locally there is a trend of drivers being involved in serious and fatal crashes that have been under the influence of some form of drug, whether that be prescribed, illicit or legal. “People need to know that

many substances can affect the human body just as much and sometimes more than alcohol in the body. “It’s a worrying trend as we have a population that’s having more and more medications prescribed and there is a greater prevalence of illicit drugs being used.” Physiologically, drugs can have a huge affect on the body and they way we drive, Barrie says. Poor decision making, slow reaction speeds, loss of concentration and dulled senses are all side effects of drugs that can result in serious and fatal crashes. It is an offence to drive

while impaired and when police have “good cause to suspect” that a driver has consumed drugs, can test for the presence of a whole host of drugs (including prescribed medications) if the driver fails a compulsory impairment test. Barrie urges people to heed any warnings on their prescription medication, even if they feel fine. “Be aware of the effects of your medication, including operating machinery - vehicles are machines too. “Some over the counter medications can cause drowsiness - don’t drive if you are affected by it.”

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Good turnout for Cancer Society walk/run Cancer Society Marlborough’s annual 10km walk/run for wellness along the Taylor River walkway on Sunday drew a good crowd of about 130 people, Cancer Society events coordinator Hilary Gill says. The non-competitive sponsored run/walk was a chance to get active with family and friends and also provided a training opportunity for those

intending to do the St Clair Vineyard half marathon. “We raised about $3500, which is great,” Hilary says, “and the money from some sponsorship is still coming in, so there will be more.” All the money raised is used to provide support and information services to those affected by Cancer in the Marlborough region.

Cancer Society Marlborough Annual 10km Walk/Run for Gayle Mulcahy and Kate O’Byrne catch up before Wellness. Pictured Chris and Ruby Wensley with their dog the start of the Cancer Society Walk/Run on Sunday Maggie. morning.

Organisers of the Cancer Society Marlborough Annual 10km Walk/Run for Wellness. Pictured Hilary Gill, Reuben Molnar and Lorraine Walker.

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Holiday fun at Marlborough Museum Looking for something fun and interesting to do over the school holidays? The Marlborough Museum at Brayshaw Park is running a family friendly Tour and Exploration of Artefacts with Logan Coote, Marlborough Regional Collections Man-

ager, at 1pm on Wednesday, April 24. “We will start with exploring the Museum collections and have some hands-on activity fun for kids of all ages,” Logan says. There are limited spaces, so bookings are essential.

Phone the Marlborough Museum, 578 1712, or email info@marlboroughmuseum. org Entry is free for children and caregivers over the school holidays, and there is a colouring in competition and quiz at reception.

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE Rai Silviculture’s highly-qualified team - from left, owner David Koubek, with David Alifeo, Shane Guest, Michal Milotinsky, Ladislav Rehorek, and Joseva Nawaqavonovono, with their certificates.

Forestry workers achieve study goals By Bill McElhinney Five workers from Rai Silviculture were last week presented with certificates, marking their expertise as forestry workers. The men, all Marlborough residents, work for Rai Silviculture, one of the contracting firms working for Nelson Forests Limited. David A l i fe o, Sha ne Grant, Michal Milotinsky, Ladislav Rehorek, and Joseva Nawaqavonovono were presented with their certificates by Nelson Forests’ managing director Lees Seymour at a ceremony at the Woodbourne

Tavern in Renwick last Tuesday afternoon. Rai Silviculture owner David Koubek says each of his workers had achieved something really special and that was worth celebrating. “That’s what forestry is, and these are the guys setting the standard for forestry. They’re going to be the leaders.” Lees says forestry is a great industry. “It trains people, provides opportunities for people to earn income, to learn new things.” He congratulated the five workers on their achieve-

ments, saying they should be proud of their hard work. All the men receiving the awards say Rai Silviculture encouraged and supported them as they did the study for their certificates in silviculture level three thinning to waste through the Competenz industry training organisation. Silviculture workers plant trees in plantation forests, as well as pruning and thinning them. Forestry, along with viticulture and aquaculture, is one of the three big industries in Marlborough.

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ABOVE: Daniela Slovak paints eggs for Easter as part of a tradition she brought with her from the Czech Republic. She moved to New Zealand 37 years ago. LEFT: One of Daniela's favourite painted eggs: the cross in the centre stands for the cross that Jesus Christ died on, while the "tear drops" lining the side symbolize the tears Martha and Mary cried for Jesus.

Painting eggs for Easter By Aimee O’Hagan Blenheim resident, Daniela Slovak, has a rather unique tradition when it comes to celebrating Easter each year. Originally from the Czech Republic, Daniela ackowledges the Easter season by decorating the shells of eggs. The tradition is said to celebrate “new life that is born”.

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“Easter over there is about welcoming spring,” Daniela says. “There is no green because of the deep frost, the grass is dry, trees are without leaves.” In order to prepare the egg shells for decorating, she says that one must first make two holes in the egg: one on the top, and one on the bottom. “Make the holes very carefully to

gently boil the fresh egg out and keep the shell only,” Daniela mentions. She adds that there are “many ingredients, many coloured paints, and many different techniques” when it comes to embellishing the empty shells. According to Daniela, a range of natural ingredients can be used to dye eggs. Black tea, beetroot, red cabbage, and even brown onion skins

are only a few. For the top layer, however, she “sticks with acrylic paints”. There are many symbols painted on the eggs – from stars, to snowdrops, to flowers. “When the colour red is used, it represents joy, laughter, and happiness,” she says. “It is a beautiful tradition!” “Nowadays, most of the traditions

are gone in the big towns and cities,” Daniela adds sadly. But she does believe that eggs are “becoming big” in a different way: many people like to beautify (then eat) chocolate eggs. After the decorating is complete, eggs are hung with ribbons on bare branches. They are put on display in a vase for a perfect final touch.

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Dora and Ryan Godsiff are pleased to announce the arrival of their first child, beautiful Edith Grace Godsiff. “Edie” came into this world at 8:14am on the 8th April, 2019, weighing 7lbs. Edie is the 7th generation of Godsiff in Marlborough. Both sets of first grandparents (Uwe & Renate Paschke and Chris & Sue Godsiff) are very proud and excited. Big thanks to Jenn Laing and the amazing team at Wairau Hospital maternity ward for everything they do!

James and Laura are over the moon to announce the safe arrival of James Milne (9lb 14oz), on April 7th, 2019, at 7:31am, at Wairau Hospital. A little brother to Jemma. Special thanks to Gwen, Nicki, Caroline, Jyoti, Andrew & all medical staff present for ensuring the safe arrival of our baby boy.

New private gynaecologist clinic for Marlborough Marlborough’s first private gynaecologist service in over a year begins this month at Churchill Specialist Centre. Dr John Short, from Canterbury, will hold clinics and perform surgery at the Blenheim-based specialist centre and Churchill Private Hospital once a month from April 24. The last time a private gynaecologist worked in Marlborough was in March 2018. Dr Short’s expertise covers the full spectrum of women’s health

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EVENT: Golden wedding celebration Viv and Les Broughton celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a group of close friends at Wairau River Wines on Friday.

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EVENT: Age Concern new offices Marlborough Age Concern officially opened their bright new offices In the Citizens Advice Bureau building in Alfred Street last week.

RIGHT: Catherine and Kevin Millar joined Viv and Les for their 50th celebration. BELOW: Les and Viv Broughton celebrating 50 years of marriage with their friends on Friday.

Simone Newsham and Janine Ready at the Age Concern Marlborough function.

Geoff and Cathy Ralls joined the Broughtons for their celebration lunch.

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LEFT: Viv and Les Broughton celebrated their Golden Wedding on Friday 12 April. Viv and Les about to cut the cake with family and friends at their home. Both are well known supporters of the Marlborough community.

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CHURCHES active in our community Easter Services in Blenheim this weekend.


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Situations Vacant ADMINISTRATOR Required for Riversdale Community House. Permanent position 12½ hours per week 9.30am-noon. Computer skills a must. Apply in writing including CV and references to 32 Holdaway Street, Blenheim or email avonmoore@ Further details please ring 5792440. Applications close Friday 26 April.

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Situations Vacant

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Qualified Auto Refinisher

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years’ experience. Must be experienced with waterborne paint systems, computers and have excellent time management skills. The successful applicant must also pride themselves on quality workmanship, customer service and be willing to be up skilled.

Interiors - Exteriors - Wall papering Gib stopping - Roofs EQC Tradesman with 40 years experience Ph 022 184 2778 • A/H 03 579 3368 email:

This position will be full-time. 40 hour week.

ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS For all your sewing requirements

Phone Lynette

03 578 1010 or 027 578 1010 Quality Service Guaranteed

Applicants must have a full drivers license. NZ residency or a valid NZ work Permit. Email your cv, cover letter and three current references to

Roselands Pets Plants & Hobbies are looking for a new staff member We require someone with strong retail drive. This is a Sunday to Thursday position and full time to the right applicant. Apply in person with a covering letter and CV to: ROSELANDS PETS PLANTS & HOBBIES 67 High St Blenheim. Or email:


To Let HAVELOCK, 3 bdrm fenced, garage, no pets, $270 per week phone: 0277878061

Experience in Hobbies would be an advantage.

Sunday 5th May Wesley Centre 2pm

For Sale JEWELLERY – Many 9ct & 18ct gold with diamond, ruby, amethyst & sapphire rings, gold necklaces & bracelets. NZ books, original NZ art and prints, crystal, china etc. Many 1960’s wind up & battery tin toys, collectables, gift vouchers. JUST BROWSING Battys Rd. Monday to Saturday. (03) 5775402.

Featuring from Christchurch The Richmond Handbell Choir The Marlborough Singers, Bagpipes & Organ duo, and a visiting organist.


Club Manager The Blenheim Bowling Club seeks expressions of interest in the position of Club Manager.

GENTLEMAN 72 looking for a nice lady to enjoy outings, travelling the south island, music and dancing. Call or text 0276260604

House Wanted

The Appointment would appeal to a suitably qualified, retired or semi-retired person seeking a part-time but full and varied role with a 'way of life' component

Cash buyer looking to privately purchase

For further details or a job description please contact:

2-3 bedroom 2 bathroom home must be reasonably modern low maintenance Must be within Blenheim looking from $400,000 Contact Graeme on 021432462 (please no agents)

The Secretary (Malcolm Young) Blenheim Bowling Club Phone 5784853 Email: Closing date 1st May 2019

Public Notices PICTON Senior Citizens Easter Raffle results. 1st304, 2nd-106, 3rd-374, 4th-384, 5th-210, 6th-250. Prizes have been claimed. Thank you.

WANTED PERMANENT DELIVERERS School students with parental / caregivers support. Also may suit semi-retired or retired persons. If this sounds like you please give us a call

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at Renwick Roadhouse Good Friday, Easter Monday or Anzac Day. Open from 9.30am - late. Enjoy brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and/or dinner. Bar open - quality craft beer and Marlborough wines. Great coffee.

Admission $10 per person Door sales only

WANTED Painting and decorating work Qualified Tradesman Ph John Mills on 574 2466

PAINTER Tradesman 30 years experience Free Quotes Ph Gavin 0210 8656 568 Marlb Junior Golf Society


A special personPermanent is required to assist & in our kitchen forshifts 5 nights per week. casual are available Duties include delivering supper to residents, preparing meal trolleys, setting tables and dishes. for enthusiastic and committed The hours will between 6.00pm to 8.30pm Thursday through to Monday evening. Applicants for this position should have Newcare Zealandassistants. residency or a valid New Zealand work visa health

Experience is preferred, but full training

For an application form please call at office or phone (03) 5783341 will be offered to suitable applicants. Applications close 20 April 2019

Please call at reception for an application form or email

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April 20 – May 5, 2018


Tonight Housie 7.00pm - Club Main Hall Quiz 7.15pm Main Bar

Thursday Members’ Draw - $250.00 Housie 12.30pm - RSA Lounge

Friday Members’ Draw - $700.00 Entertainment - Jukebox - Club Bar from 6pm

Saturday Members’ Draw - $4800.00 Live Music - Marion’s Outlaws - Club Bar from 7pm


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Wishing you all a happy & safe Easter We will be open all weekend for your dining needs. Members, their guests and Affiliates Welcome P: 5781059 •

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Book online at 23 & 24 May, 2018 May 30th, 2018 Or phone 0800 842 538 Purchase from ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim. Service fees apply.

Members’ Draw - 1st draw $700.00 *Unless struck prior

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Nov 8 & 9, 2018 #asbtheatremarlborough more BookVisitonline at information and to join our theatre club.

Purchase from ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim.


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STRAIGHT LINES Lawn growth rates are changing. For good, honest lawn care and advice

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Larry Hammond

HODSON, Edna Avis: Kevin and Denise, Raewyn and Graeme Gane and extended families would like to convoy their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for all the beautiful flowers, cards, messages, phone calls, baking and Hospice donations we received at this sad time. Thank you to Liz Anderson for her beautiful service for Mum. Sincere thanks to all those that attended Mum’s funeral service, we were overwhelmed. A special word of thanks to the management, nurses, staff and residents from Springlands Lifestyle Village for all the kindness and care shown to Mum. Sincere thanks to Cloudy Bay Funeral Services for handling all the funeral arrangements. As many addresses are not known please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our heartful thanks to you all.

died April 18th 2018

Its Autumn

Phone Neil on 02102739755

In Memoriam

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, and only god knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Love forever Marg x

Death notices NORRISS, Stanley David: Passed away on Saturday April 13, 2019. Aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Joy. Loved father of Mike, Robyn, Julie, Pamela, Tania and David. Adored Grandad to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service for Stanley will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1.30pm Wednesday April 17, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. Respectfully cared for by GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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Marlborough Community Housie INC. Housie/bingo. Blenheim Bowling Club, Weld Street. Every Thursday, 7pm start. Food available.

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The Blenheim Depression Support Group We now meet at the Baptist Church Hall, Beaver Road, Blenheim. Every Wednesday 10am-11.30am. For more details please phone The Baptist Church on 5783676 or Barb on 0277372403.

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Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11am-12.30pm. Salvation Army HQ, Henry St, Blenheim. Sign out. Free Christian healing prayer available to anyone. Phone 578 9704. Please note we are not open over Easter.

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Urgent Care Centre: Wairau Hospital Grounds. Entry off Hospital Rd, Blenheim, 8am8pm daily. Phone (03) 520 6377. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. A f t e r H o u rs C h e m i s t s : Springlands Pharmacy: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day. Ph 578 2271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline. M a r l b o r o u g h Wo m e n ' s Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Citizens Advice Bureau: Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Wairau Hospital: Hospital Visiting Hours: Daily 11.30am7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Picton: Ambulance: Urgent 111. Nonurgent 579 4870. Chemist: Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 8.30-5.30pm, Sat 9-2pm. Medical Centre Pharmacy, Ph 928 4265, Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm

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Wednesday April 17, 2019

Thoroughbred racing gets its time to shine The Marlborough Racing Club are eager to show thoroughbred racing still has a place in the provinces with their two-day Marlborough Cup meeting on April 26 and 28. Chairman John O’Brien says, with the future of thoroughbred racing under scrutiny from New Zealand Racing, the meeting was a chance to show how important events like this were to Marlborough. “We want to be able to celebrate 100 years of racing in Marlborough at this meeting and secondly we want to continue racing here and we have a lot of support from trainers and key members of the Marlborough community,” he says. There will be 16 races

across the two days with horses racing for almost $200,000 in stakes. The annual meeting, which coincides with the end of the Marlborough wine vintage, will feature the rating 85 Marlborough Cup Prelude race on the Friday with the Kam Transport Marlborough Cup highlighting the second day on Sunday. Mr O’Brien said he expected leading New Zealand trainers to support the event as they always do. “We know Graeme Rogerson will be bringing 12 horses down from Hamilton, that Kevin Myers will bring 20 plus horses from Whanganui and we know we have horses coming from New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Otaki as well as

Shaun Cameron with Go Go Gonzo at Waterlea racecourse. Photo Les Whiteside.

the usuals from Christchurch and further south. “We are a provincial club and we know there are a lot of horses that don’t handle the bigger metropolitan courses. “Ours is a tighter course with a shorter straight and it gives horses with less of a sprint a chance to really compete,” he says. He says many of the horses will race on both days. Entry is free for everyone on both days with Sunday set to be a day for families. “We’ve gone out of our way to engage the community,” he says. We’ll have events for kids on Sunday like egg and spoon races, sack races and sprints so we want to create a real family oriented day.”



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Harrier Club events The Marlborough Harrier Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, at the clubrooms on the corner of Weld and Cleghorn Streets at 6pm for a pack/ training run or walk. Reflector gear is compulsory. Joggers and walkers regardless of ability are welcome. Everyone is welcome to participate. There is no organised event at Easter weekend, but meet on Saturday for an informal pack run walk on the Mapp Track and Cob Cottage return. Meet at the top end of Redwood Street at Gateway car park at 2pm for those that want to run/walk with someone. The next club event is the Burton Cup at the Taylor Dam on Saturday, April 27.

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Another close finish at Waterlea Racecourse.

Awatere Golf results Results from recent matches played at the Awatere Golf Club. April 10, womens stableford: 1st Trish Redwood 45 points; 2nd Carol Loe 39; 3rd Margaret Roberts 39; 4th Polly Marfell 37.

April 13, mens medal: 1st Barry Drummond net 66 on count back; 2nd Andrew Noad 66; 3rd Lyell Marfell 68; 4th Jason Randall 68. Womens medal: 1st Marie McLauchlan net 72; 2nd Pam

Farrell 78 on CB. Richard Nonaki achieved a hole in one on 18, well done. Next Saturday, Eclectic, PLUS for nine holes. Be there at 1.30 for a 1.45 tee off.

Marlborough Golf results Results from recent matches played at the Marlborough Golf Club. April 9, women’s 9 hole stableford: Bev Lindsay 21; Pam Morris 18; Jenny Speight 18; Viv Boyle 17; Morag Dobbs 15. April 10, women’s Avril Watson stableford, Div.1: Karen

Morris 39; Denise Pickering 38; Lucy Jefferis 35; Julie Nicolle 34. Div.2: Jean Dowling 38; Gloria Rodgers 36; Anne Preston 35; Jackie McGarry 34. Div.3: Tessa Sutherland 37; Pat O’Brien 36; Judy Ibbotson 35; Lesley Corbett 33; Christine Armstrong 33.

April 13, women’s net medal: Kaye Eggers 74; Julie Nicolle 79. Men’s stableford, Div.1: Michael Irving 40; Lance Nuttall 39; Ravi John 38; Nick Robinson 37; Stephen Harvey 35; William Harrison 35. Div.2: Robert Yardley 42; Colin Marsden 37; Rex Scoble 37; Robin Taylor 37.

April 9, nett; Dido Harper 95-2273; Helen McIsaac 77; Jenny Hart 79; Margaret Frisken 81 c/b.Eleanor Gillies 81; Judy jones 83 c/b; Barbie Wilson 83.

April 12, 9 hole: Barbie Wilson 36; Roger Kett 36; Les Johnson 36; Lyn Pawson 32; Heather Smith, Margaret Frisken 24; Lin Stone, Beth Arnold-Johnson, Barry Mills 24.

matchplay: Captain’s team won 7 to 5. Stableford, men: C. Baker 42; R. Chee 39; G Hagen 38;

B. Linklater 37; D. Ellis 37; R. McGarry 37. Ladies: M. McKenzie 36; E. Brown 35.

Lyndsey Burrow (Marlborough) 38; 4 Phil Starkey (Blenheim), Arthur Dovey (Marlborough), Robin Whiting (Marlborough), Ross Inder (Marlborough), Ian Newport (Marlborough) 34. Team: 1st Marlborough # 4:

Gary Duke, Trevor McGarry, Nevil Paterson and Stuart Parker, 110 points; 2nd Marlborough #2; 3rd Marlborough #3. The next tournament is on Monday April 29 at the Marlborough Golf Club.

Picton Golf results Results from recent matches played at the Picton Golf Club. April 6: Major Browne, I. Molloy Nett 68; Len Barlow 71; Dave Proctor 72; Andrew Sunley 72.

Wairau Valley golf Results from recent matches played at the Wairau Valley Golf Club. Saturday, President v Captain

Veterans Golf results Results from the Marlborough Veterans Golf Association tournament played at Rarangi Golf Club on Monday. Individual: 1 Gar y Duke (Marlborough) 41; 2 Trevor McGarry (Marlborough) 40; 3


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Tickets available online until 8pm Thursday and at the main gate from 8am Friday Gates open at 8am daily, please note there will be compulsory security bag checks so be prepared and give yourself plenty of time. Your safety comes first, so we ask for your patience and cooperation. BYO alcohol is not permitted. There are wine and beer outlets in the food court along with a wide range of stall holders serving up eats from fries to gourmet delights! For updates, follow us on Facebook @classicfightersomaka

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