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By Chris Tobin A war poem written by Blenheim’s Chrissy John, 11, gave her teacher goosebumps after she read it and the poem impressed judges at the Auckland War Museum also. Chrissy, a pupil at Bohally Intermediate entered her poem The Lost Boys in the museum’s Lest We Forget Competiton and won her age group for 11 years and under. There were two other age categories. Chrissie only found out about the competition on the Friday before entries closed on the following Wednesday. She sat down on Monday at school and started writing and continued again at home that evening with encouragement from her “support team,” mum Donna and her nana. Continued page 2

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Anzac winner Continued from page 1 “I took it (the poem) to school on Tuesday and I showed my teacher, Miss Goodsir. She was flabbergasted; she thought it was cool. “She sent me to one of the deputy principals who wrote that it was ‘stunning the way you’ve constructed each verse and use emotive language’.” The poem tells of a soldier fighting at Gallipoli. When the news arrived that Chrissy had won, she said she was delighted. “I was jumping up and down and running round everywhere.” Mum Donna was pleased for her. “She’g got potential and I’m proud of her.”

Melanie Cooper of the Auckland War Memorial Museum said the nationwide competition had been run for eight years and this year 100 entries had been received over the three age categories. This year’s theme was on the war in the Pacific but entrants could write on any aspect of war. “Chrissy has done really well,” she said. The winners have the opportunity to read their poems following the civic service at the museum tomorrow. Chrissy will not be travelling to Auckland for this but she intended to make the trip to the city at some stage to claim her prize – a free family pass to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.

The Lost Boys I look up at the sun, I know that someday soon it could be my last one. I’m cold inside, but I have to fight, For it is my country therefore my right. A new day begins, the sun in my eyes, I loaded my rifle in terror, walking out, I hear crys. Death is near, I sense fear. Samuels and I are nearly there. “The Turks are coming! The Turks are coming!”, Sergeant Bailey shouts, Our regiment is running now.

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Duck weather: The flooded Taylor River near the central city on Sunday afternoon.

Wet spell of weather to end By Kat Duggan Blenheim residents can expect the weather to clear up from today, after close to a week of wet weather. The wettest days of the week were both weekend days, with 32mm of rain falling on Saturday, and 28.8mm falling on Sunday, reaching a total of 60.8mm, according to MetService media & communications meteorologist, Daniel Corbett. Mr Corbett said on Monday that the moist northerly would be easing back on Monday night, changing to a westerly, bringing cooler temperatures, and less humidity for the region, with the weather looking to become fine by today.

Samuels falls on my hands, I shed a tear, From now on, it is real we are here! Blood on my hands, fear in my heart, Now it’s my turn to take part. Clouds of dust and smoke fill the air, I hate this it’s so unfair.

Despite the large amounts of rain, Blenheim escaped the downpour with no major problems, according to Marlborough District Council operations and maintenance engineer, Stephen Rooney. “The rain has been a good drought-breaker, there were some good heavy downfalls but nothing that affected our storm water drainage,” he said. Mr Rooney said the high river levels were to be expected with so much rain, and had not caused much of a flooding concern. According to the MetService, fine weather is expected to stay in the region for at least the next week, with temperatures expected to remain near the 20 degree mark.

I stare at the moon in the noisy night sky, And I worry about other regiments and their plight. Over and over I think about Samuels and the others, What will they tell their mothers? By Chrissy Johns, aged 11.

Dedicated to the youth of Blenheim ABC Audit 2011 The Sun 18,701 copies. The largest circulating newspaper in Marlborough.

Marlborough has a new community children’s worker, who is 100% dedicated to, and passionate about her job. Coming from the United States, Robin Humphreys (pictured) is committed to working with the children and families of Blenheim, and providing them with any support they need. Robin works for the Wairau Youth and Family Trust, and works closely with St Ninians Church and Redwoodtown School. A qualified elementary school teacher, which is equivalent to primary

school here, Robin is well suited to working with the children at school. “I work with the kids, trying to create a positive learning environment, and be an ear for the kids who may need it,” she said. Having only been in New Zealand for three months, Robin said she is getting used to it, with the help of the welcoming community, and appreciating the outdoor nature of Marlborough. “I feel like I was called to be here, and if you feel that way you are just into it…also moving into a community

of faith means there already people looking out for you.” Robin’s days are spent juggling working with the school, planning a school holiday programme, and taking Sunday school classes on Sundays. “My faith is a huge part of who I am, and I hope to be that for the young people here…I want to at least be in this position for a few years, I want to continue to build relationships with the kids and families, to see where the needs are, and also to respond to the needs I have already seen,” she said.


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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Gallipoli veteran’s good luck charm

By Chris Tobin Like many old soldiers, Ian Daubney's grandfather didn't talk of his wartime experiences serving at Gallipoli in 1915. And so the discovery of a letter and its publication in a newspaper was important to Mr Daubney, The Warehouse manager in Blenheim, since he learned something about Fred Daubney, his grandfather that he didn't know. Learning, for example, that his grandfather had a special good luck charm. “When he was training in Egypt he bought a small hand carved elephant that he kept in his pocket and would rub for luck,” Mr Daubney said. Luck was with Fred when a shell fell near him and threw him into a trench. He suffered wounds from the explosion but was not seriously wounded. Fred wrote the letter at St Andrew's Hospital in Malta in July 1915 while recovering from his wounds. The letter was addressed to his brother and told of his tunnelling and sapping only three or four

metres from the Turkish enemy who they could hear talking. “We heard a gramophone playing but a couple of hand grenades soon stopped that,” Fred Daubney wrote. “The bombs and hand grenades play havoc among our men and you have got to keep your eyes skinned all the time. When we see them fall into our trenches we generally throw a top coat over them. It's marvellous the lives that have been saved by thus acting.” After recovering from his wounds Fred Daubney returned to Southland where he worked on the railways, refereed rugby and managed Southland rugby teams. “He was manager of the team at one stage when they brought the Ranfurly Shield back from Otago.” Fred Daubney died i n I nve r c a rg i l l i n 19 6 8. “We're just proud of what he did,” Mr Daubney said. “He was a guy who never talked about it; we never got any stories.” That's why finding the letter which was unearthed by family relation Angie Dalton has been


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We’ve got the X Factor The X Factor New Zealand began on Sunday evening, with a second show on Monday night, and the Marlborough region has seen two local singers blow both the judges, and the audience away. On Sunday night 16-year-old Kaikoura girl, Te Aomihia Te Huia, touched the audience with ‘It Only Happens,’ by Renee Geyer, a song which she dedicated to her mother, who died of breast cancer last year. All three judges praised Te Aomihia, with judge, and Australian Idol 2009 winner, Stan Walker, even joining her on stage to sing the song. On Monday night, former Queen Charlotte College student, Renee Maurice, surprised everyone with her performance of Celine Dion’s ‘It's All Coming Back To Me Now.’ The 21-year-old, who now lives in Upper Hutt, will be joining Te Aomihia at competition phase two, boot camp.

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“He slept with his eyes open.” This was a result of Fred Daubney's time at Gallipoli.

Wreath-laying at Blenheim War Memorial A wreath-laying service to mark Anzac Day will be held at the War Memorial clock tower in Seymour Square, Blenheim, tomorrow.  Veterans and the families of those who fought in past conflicts will be joined by personnel from RNZAF Base Woodbourne in the parade through the town’s streets to Seymour Square.  At 11am, Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman will open the

Anzac Day service. This year, addresses will be given by Royal New Zealand Navy Surgeon Captain Alison Drewry and Marlborough Girls’ College student Nerys Udy who will deliver her winning speech from the Nelson/Marlborough/ Westland regional final of the annual ANZ/RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition. Blenheim’s central streets will

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Air Force cadets ready to serve By Kat Duggan A total of 72 Air Force recruits graduated at Base Woodbourne last Friday, after completing the latest Air Force recruit course. The 13 week course is designed to prepare recruits for service in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), training them in discipline, teamwork, general service knowledge and military skills. A f t e r l iv i n g a t B a s e Woodbourne for the duration of the course, in 16 person dormitories, developing teamwork, tolerance, discipline and respect for others, the cadets, including two Blenheim-born, are now

ready to undergo trade training. Eighteen-year-old Bryce Foster is about to start training as an aircraft mechanic. “With leaving high school, it [joining the Air Force] seemed like a good fit, being able to pursue mechanical engineering as a career, as well as my sport,” he said. The ex-Marlborough Boys’ College student said the last 13 weeks had gone extremely quickly, and he was keen to start trade training. “I start on Monday, I’m really keen to start it, [the last 13 weeks] went really quickly, it was fun, and challenging at

times too,” he said. Commanding Officer RNZAF Ground Training Wing, Wing Commander Peter King said the training that recruits receive is challenging and is designed to prepare new enlistees for service in the RNZAF. “Those who graduate from the Command and Recruit Training Squadron are now well prepared to serve the RNZAF and the wider community,” he said. T he ot her ca d et f r om Blenheim was 18-year-old Amber Chauval, who will be getting a trade in force protection and, in particular, dog handling.

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Vikki Rodger loves Vikki waking up everyday drink, said she is particular about food and and believes consitency is the key. knowing she is going As to make someone’s up to a barista, Vikki said she has pumped out 400 coffees a day in the past. day by giving them “I made my first coffee at 19, and I haven’t their first hit of coffee. looked back since. The manager of “You’re always striving to make Smoove has been in day, someone’s and it’s so much fun to crank hospitality out the years, and says she would stay for thirteen machine.” in it until she Vikki also loves the people retires. aspect to hospitality. Vikki works with Claire, the “I love having a conversation Smoove, making coffee, frappes,owner of everyday waffles, with someone, whether they chips, and providing ice cream, are a regular or sandwiches, a tourist.” slices and more.

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“Having an efficient and personalie as well as the support of a qualified d plan, trainer gives clients the confidence that their time and energy effectively they are using .” When a plan is in place, other health benefits such as better sleep patters, reduced blood pressure, and more self-confidence impacts overall health and well-bein positively Wendy mostly, but not exclusivelg. y, works with women over 30. Wendy can work with your time restraints, with options for a short and sharp session, and she can also provide lunchtime options if you are financially restrained. If you’re not happy with your own progress, take control and prove to yourself can be different with profession that results al support.

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With a busy family, three businesses to run, directorships and a massive ex­ tended family, Mo­ nique Gemmell still puts her heart and soul into her job. She is Chief Executive of the Koru of Training and Education (KITE) Institute and a self employed Career Practitioner. Monique enjoys working with people and expressed that the people side of the job is very important to her. “Everything I do relates to helping people.”

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Picton man Ordinary Marine Technician (OMT) Alexander Skene is one of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest sailors and was recently recognised for attaining the highest level mariner skills during the Basic Common Training course. His prize was presented to him in front of family and friends at a graduation parade held on at Devonport Naval Base. OMT Skene was one of 74 men and women who graduated after 13

weeks of naval training. “Initial training was awesome. There were some lows at the time, but looking back I have no regrets,” said OMT Skene. The Navy training included an intense level of physical training, precision marching and parade training and an academic programme covering naval history, discipline, core values and maritime skills.  This resulted in some immediate changes. “My fitness has

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you support the marriage equality bill that was passed last week?

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It doesn’t affect me either way, I’m not really for it or against it.

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Yes and no, I was comfortable with it being civil union. I’m not overly religious but marriage is between a man and a woman.

I’m all about it, it’s like race separation for example, we look back now and think, ‘how could we have been so short sighted?’

I think it’s good, at the end of the day I think everyone should get the same opportunity to marry the one they love, male or female.

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K2 Dear Ed, I experienced first hand experience of these drugs. On holiday with my daughters in Cambridge I needed to go to the bathroom at 11.30pm and tripped and my leg connected with the leg of the bed and gouged a chunk. Meg took me to Waikato Hospital and we sat there with four others to await our turn. This was a Sunday night and you would think it was Queen St on a Friday night. Friends were escorting and holding up a mate obviously

very drunk or on other stuff; a girl was out to it in a wheelchair and staff were trying to assist her without luck. Us others waited and waited and at 3am Meg asked when our turn was and was told 13 more urgent ones were priority so we went home. Next morning it took no more than 10 minutes to fix me up. I was greatly saddened by what our young ones were doing to themselves and I am against K2 and all that stuff. Pat Chant, Springlands

Same sex marriage Dear Ed, Interesting to see the TV viewers’ poll which said something like 78 percent were opposed to the passing of the same sex marriage bill. The media will make sure that one gets buried forever. The railroading of this legislation has been handled by powerful lobbies in Wellington and Auckland, a weak parliament made up of MPs only concerned for their futures (most young up and coming voters have been brain washed on the issue), a

largely pro-homosexual media, Labour Party and Green Party, and a gullible public who are too scared to stick their heads up on the issue for fear of being labelled homophobic. The small minority has got their way in trying to make the wider (weak) public believe homosexuality is as natural and normal as heterosexuality.For thousands of years it hasn’t been. Nor is it now. And what’s next on the liberal agenda to ‘advance’ our society? Silent majority

Climate change ‘expert’ Dear Ed, One of your correspondents has described Lord Monckton as the above. He certainly has a degree , but it is in classical architecture. Difficult to see the connection. He was evidently caught on camera in 2009 calling young protesters who believed in climate change “Hitler youth” and was sent a cease and de-

sist letter two years ago from the British House of Lords after he repeatedly claimed that he was a non-voting member of this body when he was not. Why is he more qualified to speak on climate change than any one else with no qualifications in the field whatsoever? Jill Martel Pelorus Sounds

Poppy Day Dear Ed, As a collector for Poppy Day on Friday, a ‘big thank you’ to everyone who donated in support for the Marlborough Returned Services Ass Welfare funds. One thing that really highlighted the day was the lovely new owners of New World who contributed a very large sum of money, so all their staff could be wearing poppies in support. How wonderful is that?

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The hell of war “I don’t have much of a story and my memory isn’t what it was,” Picton man John Bayley told Sun reporter, Chris Tobin. But as was revealed, John does have quite a story to tell. Each New Year the fireworks crackle and blaze over Picton. Hundreds enjoy the festive occasion but in a small flat not far from the Waitohi Recreational Reserve they rekindle nightmares for a 91-year-old man living there. As he struggles to sleep, John Bayley is back in a hell called the Battle of Arnhem with his mates in the elite ‘Red Devils’ British First Airborne – paratroopers – fighting Germans. In September 1944, after parachuting 60 miles behind the German lines the division had ended up surrounded. Holding out for nine days they suffered horrendous casualties. “I lost most of me mates there”, John says although he doesn’t give details. He can trace the time his nightmares began when three Allied fighters got behind a (Messerschmitt) ME109 and he saw what happened. “There was a rat-a-tat-tat. It (the ME109) went straight into the ground; there wasn’t a bit of bloody aircraft left to be seen. Just a big hole. “After this we were clearing a road, there were bodies in ditches, British, Americans, Germans, broken stuff and the thing that comes in my mind is there was four or six cows laying at the bottom of a ditch with their legs in the air; it upset me these poor bloody cows. That’s where I get my nightmare from seeing that plane and cows.” Of 10,000 men sent to the Netherlands and Arnhem, fewer than 2200 returned to Allied lines after the nine days fighting. John and other survivors were given permission to go and visit the families of mates who had been killed. “That was bloody tough, I went and saw quite a few.” One of the toughest was in a town in Kent where a woman asked if he knew a certain captain.

“I said yes, he was in my battery. The poor bugger had been hit by a flame thrower. That’s the worst thing anyone can be killed by. It takes longer to die. “I told her a lie. I said he’d been shot by a sniper.” Anger drove John to war. Anger at the Germans when they bombed the family home in 1939 leaving his mother a hysterical wreck. Anger, when in 1940 having moved to Coventry he saw 75 per cent of the city’s buildings destroyed with hundreds of civilians killed. “That’s what made me join up.” After extensive training he served in North Africa, then Italy where he was blown up. He and a mate had brought through two trailers of ammunition and had just parked the truck. He was walking away from the truck when a mortar bomb hit one of the trailers. Next thing he remembers is being in a hospital in Sicily where he soon recovered. However, a legacy of that blast is that John suffers from shakes – he had hoped for a postwar career as a signwriter but the shaking ruled out this possibility. There’s a lot more to John’s story than space will allow. He went on to serve in Palestine and became disllusioned with the military, so much so that in his own words, he couldn’t get to New Zealand quick enough. He and his wife Kathleen arrived in 1963. He has lived in Picton for 31 years; Kathleen died 17 years ago. “You’re always going to have wars.” he says. “There’s always bloody idiots like Hitler around who think they’re fireproof.” And for this ex-British serviceman, Anzac Day is important. “Yes, it’s a special day to remember your John Bayley proudly wears his medals and blazer bearing the emblem of the Airborne mates.” Forces, which shows Greek warrior Bellerophon mounted on the winged horse Pegasus.

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“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” - John Dewey

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balance will reduce your risk of having a fall.” Marlborough PHO , Amaroa Katu said, “Staying physically active is the single most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of falling.” They both endorse the use of regular Vitamin D which has also been proven to prevent falls injuries. This can be prescribed by your GP. NMDHB Director of Allied Health, Hilary Exton said, “Increased risk of falling is one of the most serious problems associated with ageing. “Harm from a fall can change a patient’s life, we must do whatever we can to reduce harm from falls.” “In both the hospital and the community we are aiming to increase falls risk assessments and have a pathway of care to reduce any risks identified. We also are developing specialised resources to support those at high risk of future falls,” said Ms Exton. Ms Exton said, “Often acutely unwell, older people are at more risk of a fall when in hospital; nursing and multi-disciplinary assessment and planned management is critical to prevent this occurring.”

Pregnant? Get immunised During National Immunisation Week Nelson Marlborough Medical Officer of Health Dr Jill Sherwood is encouraging pregnant women to be immunised against whooping cough to protect themselves and their baby. From April 21-27, District Health Boards, immunisation providers and supporters will be promoting immunisation in communities throughout New Zealand. Immunisation helps protect both mother and baby against a serious disease that can make them extremely sick, said Dr Sherwood. For children and pregnant women immunisation against whooping cough is free and is the best way to prevent the disease. Children are immunised at six weeks, three months and five months old however they are not protected until they have completed all three vaccinations. All children also receive free boosters at four and 11 years of age. Pregnant women can be immunised for free between 28 and 38 weeks of pregnancy to protect their baby. Partners and other close family members may also consider being immunised as

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Captain Blunderbuss visits Grovetown Primary School Pirates were all the go at Grovetown Primary School last Friday when Captain Blunderbuss visited the school. Among some of the pupils getting into the spirit of the day were:

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 Tiare Lambeth’s best dressed pumpkin entry.

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The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be prepaid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

BOON, Gordon George (Skip) : On Friday April 19 2013, peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village. In his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Lona, loved father and father-in-law of Bevan and Alison, Eiren and Jim Watson, Dale and Raeleen, Dean and Rini, and Rhys. Loved Pop of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village for their wonderful care of Gordon. Messages to the Boon family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. Donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service for Gordon will be held at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Weld Street, at 1.30pm Wednesday April 24, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, Weld Street. 40 houses, raffles and meals from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra


or information/advocacy/support for families living with mental illness/addictions please contact– Supporting Families in Mental Wellbeing - Cheryl or Lyn on 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

Havelock Lions

Car Boot Sale Saturday 27 April Havelock Domain Neal St 9am-12.30pm. Sites still available Ph Ian 574 2558

Hospice Shop Redwoodtown

Volunteers required for our busy shops. Various days available with an immediate start.. Phone 5794686

Mental Health Consumer

Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

Peoples Sunday Market

Noel Leeming Carpark Homemade jams, pickles, sauces, books, novels, vegetables. STALL SITES $5 Ph 578 7918

Pottery Beginner/Refresher Course starting 7th May (6 week course). Course Costs: members $120.00: Non-members $150, Includes tuition, clay, glaze, firing. Wendy Mein: 5788881 or

Sheets ‘n’ Things

good used linen for sale! Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12 noon at Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street (opp Boys College) Phone: 577 5423.

The Blue Door

is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 2pm. Item surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.


community services Marlborough After Hours GP Ser vices: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 5206377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 5782271. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 10am - 1pm Monday Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543 354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information Ph 570 5137 Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335.

Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-4pm / Tue, Thurs 9.30-3pm. Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Citizens Advice Bureau Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

BRIDGMAN, June: Died, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care and Village, on April 18 2013. Aged 95 years. Loved wife of the late Stewart, loved mother of Tony and Wendy, Gary and Linda (Christchurch); loved Nana and Great Nana, loved sister of Paul and Brenda. Messages to 142 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201. A service for June will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim 10 am Friday April 26, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 MADSEN: Sandra Mary: On April 20 2013, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital, surrounded by her family. Much loved wife of the late Paul, treasured mother of Teresa and Matthew, Rachel and Jason, and Shane and Emma. Adored Nana of Damian, Brooke and Luke, and Joel and Kobie. Loved sister of Wright, Anne, Erin, Milne, Wesley, Kay and Sheryl, and the late Frank, Betty and Daphne. The family would like to thank all the staff at Aberleigh Rest Home for the wonderful care given to Sandra. Messages to the Madsen family, 41A Rogers Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to PO Box 12-482, Thorndon, Wellington 6144. A service for Sandra will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Streets, Blenheim at 11am on Wednesday April 24, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

RIGG, Betty (late of Havelock): On April 18, 2013 peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan, much loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Heather and Derek Adam (Auckland), Kevin and Christine (Cromwell), and Wayne and Vivian (Huntley), and Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Betty’s request, a private family service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


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EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope & suction. Ph for an appointment 5788310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

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needs highly motivated and hardworking kitchen staff to join her team at the SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE BLENHEIM! Julie looks forward to leading a crew of great people who are up for the challenge of being part of Blenheim’s newest restaurant and bar and invites those who would like the opportunity to work in an innovative and state of the art kitchen to apply TODAY

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The Marlborough District Council is offering a long term lease of 24.748 hectares of flood protected land by way of tender. The land is suitable for viticulture and horticulture development being situated between Jeffries Road and Giffords Road, Rapaura. There is a current Water Permit to take underground water from a bore situated on the lease land. An electricity supply exists nearby. All enquiries and requests for copies of the tender document should be directed to: Stephen Folster APL Blenheim PO Box 185 Blenheim 7240 Phone: 03 577 7780 Email:

Colin’s Diary Colin King


Wednesday April 24: Visit the waste water treatment development in the lower Wairau Valley. In Picton meeting with constituents by prior arrangement. Thursday April 25: Attend the ANZAC Commemoration Parades at Seddon and Kaikōura. Friday April 26-28: Hosting the Mainland National Party Annual Conference at Hanmer Springs. Monday April 29: In Blenheim meeting with constituents and community groups by arrangement. Tuesday April 30: In Kaikoura meeting with constituents and community groups by arrangement. Wednesday May 1: Marlborough Environment Awards field to Zillwood Dairy Farm Canvastown. In Blenheim meeting with constituents and community groups by arrangement. Thursday May 2: Visiting farms in the Flaxbourne area. Friday May 3: Meetings with Social Agencies in Blenheim with regard to the White Paper for Vulnerable Children and other issues. Monday May 6: Visiting farms in the Awatere Valley area. Tuesday May 7-9: In Parliament, Education and Science and Primary Production Select Committee meetings.

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Marlborough Lines Contracting is a progressive electrical contracting business providing high quality services to the Marlborough region. We are seeking applications from experienced and qualified Arborists with supervision and administration skills to assist our Contracting division. If you are a motivated individual looking for a career in this exciting industry, you can obtain a job description and application form by contacting our reception on 03 577 7007. Alternatively you can email us at or download them from our website

Marlborough Lines Contracting is a progressive electrical contracting business providing high quality services to the Marlborough region. We are seeking applications from suitable individuals who currently hold Growsafe application certification and have experience with vegetation and track maintenance. If you are a motivated individual looking for a career in this exciting industry, you can obtain a job description and application form by contacting our reception on 03 577 7007. Alternatively you can email us at or download them from our website Completed applications and CV should be returned to:

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Queen Charlotte Yacht Club Starling sailors coming home from racing, Liese Belgrave out in front.

Yachties racing at Picton The New Zealand Starling Class National Championships started out of Picton, on the Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday. Eleven Queen Charlotte Yacht Club sailors are sailing in the nearly 100 strong starling class open fleet, with 12 races scheduled for the week, ending on Friday. The Open Fleet will sail outside Mabel Island and will be a great sight to be viewed from Victoria Domain hilltop or from on the water, another good viewing spot being from Shelley Beach or

Bob’s Bay. The club welcomes visitors to come a see the action, which is being run from a marquee next to Queen Charlotte Yacht Club with food and coffee available for supporters. There will also be a Development Fleet of new Starling sailors who are not considered experienced enough to sail in the Open Fleet, which will be in Picton Harbour. Taylor Burn, Callum Radford and Henry Gibbs should make up the leading QCYC pack, with

Liese Belgrave a strong contender for the girls. Tough competition was expected from the South Island Champ, George Gautry. The event is under the direction of Principal Race Officer Gerald Martin and Event organiser Vice Commodore Ian Gardiner, and the Protest Committee is a very experienced panel of national and International Judges chaired by John Bullot. Races will have a late start tomorrow, to honour Anzac Day.

Prizes for top Blenheim rowers The Blenheim Rowing Club held their prize giving last Wednesday. Those to receive awards were.Paua Shield - Champion Tug-O-War Team: Connor Irving, Richele Collier, Isaiah Millar and Tim Mann Harry Hale Cup - Coxswain with most Points: Alex Hill Gardiner Cup - Most Improved Cox: Hashim Mir Blenheim Rowing Club Blade - Best 1st year Rower: Campbell Stevens Taylor Cup - Dedication: Murray Burbidge Blenheim Rowing Club Picton Carriers Cup - Best Sculling Performance: Harrison Somerville and Shaun MacDonald Mitchell Cup - Keen and Conscientious: Paige Gilmore Blenheim Rowing Club Cup - Most Improved

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