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By Chris Tobin GrapeRide first timer Iona Jones, 45, used to go cycling with friends on an old bike but finding she couldn’t keep up, she went out and bought a new one. Tomorrow, she’ll be wheeling out the new bike and will be among 2500 cyclists from around Marlborough and other parts of New Zealand who will be lining up in the 42km taster, 101km, 202km, and the gut-buster 505km events which all make up the GrapeRide, the South Island’s biggest recreational road cycling event. “I’ve been training three times a week building up to a couple of hours,” the home-based editor and trained lawyer said. Continued page 2

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Over 2000 people visited The Sun office to sign the petition. She said some copies of the petition still had to be picked up which would push the final total towards 9000. The petition will be presented to the Minister of Health Tony Ryall.

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RSA stalwart passes away By Chris Tobin A stalwart of the Marlborough Returned and Services’ Association (RSA), Vern Anderson, passed away at Wairau Hospital on Tuesday. He was a month off his 90th birthday. Mr Anderson was on the executive of the RSA in Blenheim for 43 years; he served terms as Marlborough president, vicepresident and was treasurer from 1980 to 2009. He was also a former Nelson Marlborough West Coast district president. Marlborough RSA president Ernie Thomson said Mr Anderson was a “nature’s gentleman.” A mong the honours M r Anderson received from the Marlborough RSA, was a life

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membership (in 1976) and the gold star and bar (1996). “He also received the RSA National Certificate of Appre-

ciation for 50 years service which is the highest award available and he was the only one in Marlborough,” Mr Thomson said. Mr Anderson served with 26 Battalion of 2NZEF during World War Two seeing action in Italy where he was wounded with shrapnel in his legs. Originally from Nelson, he settled in Blenheim in 1963 and with wife Netta, they raised two children in the town. Well known in business circles, he worked for K. E. Freeth farm machinery and then with John Collett as partner bought the business. After selling the business he worked for the Christchurchbased Commercial Vehicle

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Centre covering the Nelson Marlborough area. “He was working part-time selling Nissan trucks until he was 86,” daughter Vernette Sargeant said. Outside his family and business Mr Anderson’s great interests were the RSA, lodge and fishing. Mr Anderson was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for public service in 2005 and was a member of Lodge Eckford No 334. He is survived by Netta, his two children Mrs Sargeant and Ian, grand-children and great grand-children. His funeral will be held this morning at the Clubs of Marlborough starting at 10.30am.

Pedal power for tomorrow’s GrapeRide Continued from page 1 Her aim is to finish the 42km taster in under two hours. Fo r P a m C a m e r o n of Blenheim, the GrapeRide will be a truly family affair. Four sisters, as well as their husbands, are coming to Blenheim for the event. “We’ll be doing the 101km. I’ve been training in the gym

the last few months and riding the bike five times a week since Christmas.” Another first timer Graham Finlayson, who has been living in Blenheim for seven months, said he would be going out to enjoy himself even though he admitted, “I haven’t done enough training.” As the cyclists register today

at Forrest Estate, Blenheim’s top juniors Callum Saunders and Quinn Karwowski will be running ‘erg’ tests on a stationary trainer as a fundraiser. The pair are in the New Zealand team for the world junior track championships in Scotland later this year and they need to raise $20,000 to help them prepare and get there.

They are setting up a stall at Forrest Estate, and will be there today and tomorrow. “People can do the erg max test as hard as they can go and if they make a donation they’ll be eligible for a prize,” Saunders said. “At the end of the day we’ll have a crack at beating the top score.”


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Helping out a mate By Chris Tobin Blenheim man Ken Deane, 80, owns a small Hairy Maclary look-alike named Joan but he had been worried that his little dog wasn’t getting out of the house. This was because Ken has been suffering from ill health and hasn’t been able to get around like he used to. So his prized pet Joan was beginning to suffer from ‘cabin fever.’ Enter Ken’s neighbour Pete Slape. Pete offered to take Joan out for some fresh air each morning, for a change of scene and to check out the neighbourhood. Ken took up the offer and the problem was solved. “First I take our Bichon Frise, Essie, for a walk on a lead,” said Pete explaining what has become a daily routine.

“Then I come back, get out the mobility scooter and I take Ken’s wee dog for a ride.” They cover a route on the footpaths around Budge Street. “People often ask me what sort of dog she is,” said Pete. “I reply she’s a cross between a Chihuahua, Papillon and a barber’s floor!” For the last three to four months Pete and Joan have become a familiar sight on their circuit and Pete said people often wait for them to go by. When there’s not much traffic around at the weekend, the twosome venture further afield into the central town and to Seymour Square. “She’s a dear little thing,” said Pete, “she just sits on my knee.” Next time you see Pete and Joan out on their daily trip, give them a wave.

The male motorcyclist who died after a head on collision with another vehicle on State Highway 6 at Okaramio on Tuesday evening was Kenneth Gordon Lilley, aged 54, of Wellington. Mr Lilley was the general manager of Black Diamond Technologies, the New Zealand distributor of Mitsubishi Electric. The crash occurred after Mr Lilley braked to avoid colliding with a vehicle in front of him and lost control of his motorcycle, crossing the centre line into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The accident happened about 5pm and Mr Lilley died at the scene. He was travelling home to Wellington after holidaying in the Nelson area. No one else was injured in the crash.

living treasures Enjoy yourself: Pete Slape holds Joan while Ken Deane sees them off on another trip around the neighbourhood.

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86 percent of the country would be able to access it through Freeview HD. Marlborough viewers will be able to see 16 channels on Freeview, including Trackside. Not being able to view more than 10 other Freeview channels as much of the country will be able to, is not worrying Marlborough people, Mr Thompson said. “Most of the people are happy. They’ve only had one, two and three; now they’re happy they’ve got more. “And if they want even more, they can go to Sky.” Marlborough will not receive high definition (HD) digital with the changeover.


Two of Marlborough’s artistic talents were awarded with Marlborough Living Treasure medals, and handweaved Maori cloaks on Wednesday night. Author and poet Joy Cowley, and theatre director Duncan Whiting received the awards at the Marlborough Museum, to acknowledge their new status as to of Marlborough’s living treasures. Ms Cowley and Mr Whiting are the second recipients of the Living Treasure medal.

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Great quality harvest underway By Kat Duggan The Marlborough grape harvest is getting well underway, with growers trying to get the fruit in while it was still in good condition. Wine Marlborough general manager, Marcus Pickens, said wineries around the region were getting into harvest, and quality of the fruit was looking good, although yields were smaller than initially expected. “The yield has been lower than the estimates so far, but the quality is great…the Awatere Valley has been ahead of schedule, indicating a smaller crop, [because] generally the longer a crop takes to ripen, the bigger the crop is, so we would have preferred it to have started a little bit later,” Mr Pickens said. Lawson’s Dry Hills general manager, Sion Barnsley said their winery began harvesting a week before Easter, and he had been happy with the quality of the fruit. “Since mid Easter we’ve been flat out, with 24 hour shifts starting, and the fruit being in excellent condition after the great summer we’ve had,” Mr

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Grassmere salt harvest looks positive By Kat Duggan Weather conditions which have caused farmers around the country grief have meant that this year is looking to be a good year for the salt harvest. Lake Grassmere salt works, based near Seddon, has begun its 2013 salt harvest; with site manager Gavin Williams saying it was looking to be a good harvest. “Basically for the same reasons the farmers aren’t happy, our harvest should be quite

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Dear Ed I read with interest and some disbelief Mayor Sowman's interview in "The Sun" and to cap the lot his pet hate.. Use - "Facts and Figures". Could the people of Blenheim seeing you are so keen on "Facts and Figures" please be informed on one or two... 1. How much in financial terms is the parking building losing per month? 2. Why was $100,000 gifted to the theatre trust when it was understood the $200,000 per annum was only to activate when the theatre was up and running. 3. Rumour has it the $100,000 paid to the theatre trust is to keep the contractors on the job? Fact or ficton. 4. Liz Davidson Park - did the plumbers get a cheap line of toilets? it would appear so either that or the council got a special on "Out of Order" signs. Now for the last shot - Who is paying for the removal of the palms? Surely the Theatre Trust can't be expected too! they'll have nothing left. JM Bloy

Marborough Mayor Alistair Sowman replies: 1. The parking building is not ‘losing’ money. The current occupancy rate is covering its operating costs. 2. $100,000 was not ‘gifted’ to the Theatre Trust. It was originally intended that the $6 million payment for the purchase of the old civic theatre was to be made in one lump sum. Payment is now on a deferred payments basis which will save the council interest. This is fair to the trust as they are not able to receive income from investing the full $6m sum immediately. Overall council saves money from this proposal. 3. I can confirm that this is just a rumour, not a fact. 4. The amenities at Liz Davidson Place are of the latest standard for public amenities in New Zealand. The ‘out of order’ sign is put up when staff are dealing with a hygiene or vandalism matter caused by users of the amenities. 5. The trust is paying for the removal of the palm trees.

Omaka Marae Dear Ed, In the local news the Charities Commission confirmed it is reviewing the operations of Omaka Marae. The commission said it started its review after first receiving information relating to Omaka Marae in 2011. I am a long term member of Omaka Marae. In May 2010, Omaka Marae held an AGM at which audited financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2009, were presented. There has been no public meeting since that date in May 2010. Therefore, us members are awaiting audited financial statements dated April 1, 2009, onwards. This is unprofessional and totally unacceptable. The trustees of Omaka Marae have not done their duty. It is very clear, now is the time for all new people to be entrusted with the care and management of our community marae. Since, the founding chairman of Omaka Marae, the late Laurie Duckworth's resignation and his phasing out of involvement, there has been no one with the necessary leadership and management skills. Consequently, Omaka Marae has deteriorated, leaving great facilities unused. The inaugural meeting of Omaka Marae

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Flaxbourne A&P show a hit Story and photos by Celeste Lodewyk. The sun was shining, the crowds were happy and even the animals were enjoying the fuss made over them at the Flaxbourne A&P Show in Ward on March 24 . Organisers could not have picked a better day to host the annual event which kicked off Saturday night with a speed shearing competition at the East Coast Inn. People from all over Marlborough flocked to the Flaxbourne A&P Showgrounds to enjoy the trade exhibits, animals,

equestrian, dog trial yarding, shearing competitions and family entertainment. Association president Derek West said crowd numbers were on par with last year while the number of sheep and trade exhibitors were up. "The standard and quality of sheep was definately up this year and overall the whole show was well supported," he said. The newly introduced 'home-built, self propelled motorised couch' competition was also enjoyed by the crowd, and will

Martyn Bennett with the winning motorised couch he built with his brother. Testing its comfort level are Jonty Forsyth and Leighton Spence (both 9).

be run again next year, Derek said. Local boys and brothers, Martyn and Nick Bennett won the competition with their version of a motorised couch (pictured). They transformed a ride on mower by taking away the seat, bolting on a couch and coffee table and mounted a stagg's skull to the front. "We have this competition in the bag, this is definately a winner", Martyn boldly told the Sun prior to the start of the competition.

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Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784

Riverside Railway Train departs from Brayshaw Park Station for Beaver Station in central Blenheim at 1.45, 3.00pm takes approx 1 hour return Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY

TEMPO “Favorites” Concert 7pm Wesley Centre, $2pp or $5 family. Featuring the musical youth of Marlborough and guests.

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St Christophers Goodwill 9am-noon at the Church Hall Redwoodtown (opp Countdown) Usual bargains good used clothing, household goods and books

FORREST GRAPE RIDE South Islands biggest and most popular recreational road cycling event. Forrest Estate Winery, 19 Blicks Rd Renwick 8.00am - 5pm

People’s Sunday Market Noel Leeming Carpark 10am. Preserves, brick-a - brac, ve getables, b o ok s, homeware,kitchenware and jewellery. Sites $5 Ph 5787918

Stadium 2000 Pool Friday 6am – 6pm. Adult $5, Child $3, Seniors $4.50, Family $12

Marborough Harriers Scratch races at Taylor Dam cross country course at 2.00pm Ph Les McKay 577 78307 021 463922

St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 09.30 Contact Rev Derek 03 578 3909

St Andrews Church Garage Sale 8.30 to 11.30am to contribute toward our Earthquake Strengthening, household and handyman treasures, books, childrens gifts and sewing items

Farmers’ Market A and P Showgrounds, Cnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads, Blenheim

The Muslim Association of Marl Inc. Friday (Jummah) prayers every week between 12pm 2pm, PH Br Zayd 027 644 979 or Br Fouad 021 0253 1275 The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton. Open everyday from 9am Great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free! Sit and Be Fit with Sue Free general exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street, plenty of parking. Phone Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette. Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395. Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434. Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888. Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666. Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12noon-5pm Wed – Sat. 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or

Picton School Mini easter Gala 10am-2pm. White elephant, books, bouncy castle, home baking and puppets from puppet theatre.

Pony Club Pony Club Grounds, New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984.

Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107

Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am

Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

Sunday 7 April Marlborough Craft Festival 9am - 2pm Marlborough Girls College. Entry $5 for adults/families, children under 12 free. An exciting array of stalls, local and regional craft stallholders. Gourmet food and Boutique beer, Nursery and potted plants. Free music and entertainment. Eftpos available.

Marlborough Modellers Association 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month. Brayshaw Park, 8 Arthur Baker Place. Roller skating Open skate at College Park, Stephenson St. All ages welcome. Fun, games, loud music and refreshments for sale. 4 - 6.30pm, Sunday. $3 skate hire or $1 byo skates. For more info, call Matt - 02108216163.

Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 578 3909 or see the notice board outside the church

Stadium 2000 Pool Saturday and Sunday 8.30am – 5pm. Adult $5, Child $3, seniors $4.50, Family $12.

Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts.

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

tival Marlborough Craft Fes Girls College. h ug oro rlb 9am - 2pm Ma s, children ilie Entry $5 for adults/fam e. under 12 fre

Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club 10am-4pm every Sunday at Brayshaw Park. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and book. Free admission.

Roller skating at College Park, Ste phenson St. All ages welco me. Fun, games, loud music and refr eshments for sale. 4 - 6.30pm, Sunday . $3 skate hire or $1 byo skates . For more info, call Matt - 021 08216163.

If you have an event contact Liz at The Sun on 5777 868

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Bamboo Garden welcomes new owners Originally owned by the Maeshinjo family, Bamboo Garden Restaurant has delivered Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes to the people of Marlborough for the past 19 years. Now that they have retired to Australia, new owners Bu-nga Krataitong and Nuttavut Rodsienglum have officially taken over the business. The couple had previously worked in the restaurant before leaving to start their own business in Nelson four years ago. There they own Chai-Yo Thai Restaurant and takeaway services in Nelson and Richmond. "The previous owners were very kind and supportive of us when we left and we kept in touch over the years. "We thank them for giving us this fantastic opportunity," Bu-nga said. Since taking over on March 28, the staff and customers have warmly welcomed the couple who plan to run the restau-

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rant as normal aside from some new menu additions. "Because Nuttavut is a specialty Thai chef we will be adding more authentic Thai dishes to the menu.

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- Salmon Salmon and Avocado Salad and Avocado Salad

• Drinks: Thai Beer (Singha Beer) or Thai Thai pineapple fried rice with ham, prawns and - rice with ham, prawns and - Thai pineapple fried cashew nuts Milk Tea / Thai Iced Lemon Tea Iced cashew nuts • Dessert: Deep Fried Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce Drinks : Thai Beer (Singha Beer) or Thai Drinks


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Friday April 5, 2013


A real Mini man One of Robert Farnell’s earliest car memories was his dad driving a Morris Oxford 1957 on regular trips from the Waihopai Valley to town while smoking. Might sound pretty ordinary, but his father only had one arm – having lost the other in the war. So with just his right hand, he could get his tobacco pouch out and papers, roll a cigarette and light it – all while driving with Robert and his sister in the back seat. And it was a column change. Robert’s first car was a Mini and he’s owned four more since, plus a 1967 Prince Skyline, which he wishes he still had now! More recently, Robert had an Austin Healy, “The sort of car we dreamt about when we were young”, he says. Robert sold it to buy a camper van (much to the disgust of his mates) which he and his wife have thoroughly enjoyed. Robert still has a love of the classic Mini. It was a breakthrough for the layout of the modern car – a wheel in each corner and the motor running ‘east west’. This wheel placement, right on the sides of the chassis made the car much safer than the regular practice of them being placed further under the body. This has had a huge impact on safety according to Robert. In 1973, 843 people died on New Zealand roads, compared to less than 280 last year. Whilst today the roads are safer, Robert believes the biggest factor is the greater stability of the vehicles. Another factor in far less deaths on the road is the improved attitude towards and policing of drink-driving. Robert remembers a saying from his younger days, ‘If you can’t drive when you are drunk – you shouldn’t have a licence’. It was of course, a bad mind-set but was a reflection of the time. Even though drink-driving still occurs today – it’s not nearly as prevalent as back then. Before opening at Omaka, Jeff Grant (Omaka Classic Cars chief volunteer) showed

Robert Farnell happy in his work as a volunteer helper.

Robert around the original shed that the cars were stored in. With the new shed being built, Robert suggested they might need a hand, so by the next day he was anointed as a volunteer and has

been heavily involved since the day Omaka Classic Cars opened. Robert enjoys being surrounded by such an amazing collection of cars and not having the responsibility of owning them!

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Endeavour Inlet to host festival if it works it will become an annual event, which we think it will, the amount of interest from people in Wellington has been amazing," Mr Faulkner said. The jazz and blues festival will include seven singers, including Paul Ubana Jones, who will rotate from Punga Cove to Furneaux Lodge for 45 minute sets, as well as on a boat which will be cruising the Endeavour Inlet between the lodges for about an

By Kat Duggan Marlborough’s very first sounds festival, Endeavour, will be held next Saturday, at Punga Cove and Furneaux Lodge in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Ralph and Bev Faulkner, who own and operate both Punga and Furneaux lodges, are hoping the event will attract about 500 people. “We hope to see an armada of boats in the inlet...It’s unique to Marlborough, quite special I think,


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We are looking for a qualified tradesman panel beater who is capable and confident in all aspects of panel beating, particularly smash work on late model vehicles. If you: • Enjoy being busy and pride yourself on producing high quality workmanship • Are reliable with good time management skills • Are self-motivated but work well within a team Then we would love to talk to you about joining our busy and progressive Blenheim team. We offer new and modern premises with up to date equipment as well as a busy environment. If you think this is for you please either call Marc Flood or email your CV to us. 03 5784192 or 027 7331648


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Club rugby to start Marlborough club rugby begins on Saturday. The Wadsco premier division round 1 draw is: All kick-off times 2.35pm, Moutere v Awatere (Awatere Park), Renwick v Waitohi (Renwick) and Harlequins v Central (Lansdowne).

Aiming for history Valerie Adams will return to her Swiss base next week as another history-making season looms. Aiming to become the first female thrower to win four world athletics titles (and do so consecutively), August in Moscow could also see the New Zealander join only a handful of athletes to achieve four individual world titles - a select list of track and field royalty including the likes of Michael Johnson.

NBA hopeful Wellington teenager Steve Adams has a big stride - and now he is set to take some of the biggest steps of any Kiwi basketballer. The 19-year-old from Porirua announced that he would put himself forward for the 2013 NBA draft, with the prospect of an initial yearly salary of more than $1.3 million.

Marshall at fullback Tom Marshall has retained his grip on the No 15 jersey and Andy Ellis returns to halfback. Even if All Black Israel Dagg’s dodgy hamstring survived a practice session he will only be named on the bench as Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder rewards Marshall with his third consecutive start at fullback for Saturday morning’s Super Rugby contest against the Sharks in Durban


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What do you believe? We learned a lot more about the Jesse Ryder incident following a court appearance in Christchurch yesterday by the two accused of assaulting him, and it leaves you scratching your head. The lawyer defending one of the charged men said there were two, not four people who allegedly assaulted Ryder as reports last week stated. Nor, the lawyer added, did Ryder sustain a fractured jaw, or a collapsed lung as alleged but the injury was described as being a serious concussion. The lawyer reportedly said also eyewitness accounts of the incident were wildly inaccurate. What do you believe?

For sure, the judge hearing the case wasn’t happy with a newspaper and print organisation publishing the two accused men’s names before their court appearance. Has the media gone off half-baked and with half the facts? We’ll find out more, no doubt and whatever the rights and wrongs, the good thing is that Ryder is on the mend. There’s plenty of sport around Marlborough this weekend. Pedal pushers from all over are flocking into Blenheim for the GrapeRide and hopefully the weather is OK. The full range of cyclists from elite to mum and dads out for a spin are catered for by this event which must

be one of the keys to its success, plus, as GrapeRide spokesperson Duncan Mackenzie said to me this week, they look after the people with music and food making it a fun time for all. Rugby kicks off too on Saturday with the Wadsco premier division; then there’s the Marlborough Squash Open and pro wrestling at the Redwoodtown School hall on Saturday evening. Lots of action for all tastes. Finally, I noticed that up in Auckland they made an effort to revive the Queen Street mile footrace last weekend. People who’ve been around for a year or two might remember the great John Walker and a host of

Chris Tobin other top runners dashing down the street with thousands of people watching. They were popular races back in the 1980s and were televised live. The public turnout last weekend wasn’t great but it reflects perhaps that, all due respect to Valerie Adams, athletics in this country does not attract the wide public interest it had when Walker, Quax, Dixon, and others were in their prime.

Derby destruction pays off By Darrell Bate Being the last car running has paid dividends for Easter Demolition Derby winner, Nikki Jones, collecting the $500 cash prize. Jones came out on top as other entrants were forced to retire in this season’s derby whilst fellow competitor Brett McGlashan drove his machine to victory in the derby car non-contact race during the early stages of the meeting held at Eastern States Speedway last Saturday evening. Visiting drivers from Canterbury, Nelson and the West Coast joined local drivers to participate in the “Easter Eggstravaganza”. The Marlborough Open Championships in both Stockcar and Production Saloon classes were run whilst adult and youth ministocks, streetstocks and saloons battled for points over three heats in the Easter meeting with sashes being awarded to podium finishers.

The 69n Honda Prelude lifts off racing to win the Marlborough Open Production Saloon Championship last weekend. Photo: Shane Best Photograph

Nelson speedster Stephen Russ powered to victory in the Production Saloon Open Championship with local Robert Lee runner up and Ellis Jellyman of Canterbury 3rd. One of Marlborough’s top per-

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Motorcycle skills John Laing has been a passionate motorcycle rider for most of his life, and it's this enthusiasm which inspires students who train with him through his business, Marlborough Motorcycle Riding School. Two years ago John and his wife Jane started their NZTA accredited training school, taking students through their Basic Handling Skills Certificate required for their motorcycle learners license test. "We have had riders from 16 through to 72 years of age," John says. John also offers pre-license 'refreshers' or assessments to riders before they sit their tests. "I train people up to the NZTA standard by teaching riders good skills and techniques for when they get out on the

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road. "This is something I am really passionate about, knowing my students leave feeling confident and capable of riding safely on the road," he says. Having lived in Marlborough for 16 years, John and Jane are proud to be locally owned

and operated. "We have had wonderful feedback and many people return to John for lessons, which tells us we are doing a good job," Jane says. Marlborough Motorcycle Riding School operates at the weekend and has a motorcyle for hire.

forming stockcar competitors of the season added yet another spoil to the trophy cabinet, taking three out of three wins over the evening. Ralph “Chopper” Gillespie collected the Stockcar Open Championship over fellow

locals Daryl MacDonald 2nd and Dallas Reeves 3rd. Since having to postpone earlier race dates, the club has extended the season with two more meetings on Saturday April 13 and Saturday April 27, both starting at 6pm.


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