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Home-coming Sophie Gilchrist is coming home from Christchurch.

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Winning script By Robbie Parkes Six Bohally Intermediate students have raised the artistic profile of Marlborough through their scriptwriting success on the national stage. Sammy Jarvis, Caitlyn Woodley, Grace Williams, Morgan Gurr, Chloe Crawford, and Emma Gardiner have plenty to brag about, after winning the ChildFund New Zealand national scriptwriting competition, ‘Pens Against Poverty’. The girls spun their own unique interpretation of the book, Mary’s Christmas Yarn – a warm-hearted tale of giving to children in need, as penned by 10 of New Zealand’s best known storytellers for ChildFund. Head judge Alison Quigan came to Bohally yesterday to tell the girls the good news in person. In what Morgan called the “first five second silence” the group have had together since they began writ-

ing, there was plenty of shock, speechlessness and excitement. “We put a lot of work into it and it paid off,” said Emma. “From the start we just thought we were doing this for fun,” said Morgan. Their teacher Rachael Moran said the girls were given 45 minutes a week during class to work on the project, but were always inside at lunchtime working, and taking more home. “I can’t put it into words, these girls are amazing,” she said. “They’re more than just my class now.” The girls said they did not expect to win, but they were so excited to tell their friends and family. “My dad won’t believe me, I’ll have to get a note from Miss Moran,” said Morgan.

As the winners, the girls’ script will be turned into a stage production performed by professional actors at a Gala in December, in Auckland. One of the girls will be cast in the lead role of ‘Mary’ and have the opportunity to work alongside the actors. Alison said there were two goals when setting up the scriptwriting challenge - to raise awareness of ChildFund, and to inspire young people. And it is great to see this kind of enthusiasm, she said. ChildFund New Zealand communications manager Kiri Carter said the girls from Bohally have really taken the ChildFund message on board. “We wrote the book and of course it was all about the value of giving,” “They have thrown themselves into it, and it’s just wonderful.”


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Tender decision soon The tenders received for the construction of Marlborough’s new ASB Civic Theatre are now being considered by the Civic Theatre Trust projects managers. A recommendation is expected to be made soon says commmittee spokesman Peter Mark. Peter says it is a big job to examine all the details of the tenders and he emphasised the importance of doing a very thorough job. “It’s vital we’re confident we’re going to get the very best value for this project, because of the amount of public money involved he says. Peter said the theatre trust appreciated that the public was keen to know when the theatre project would begin, but the project was now approaching the crucial point where major decisions would have to be made. After seven years of planning and hard work by the building committee and the fund raising team, it‘s great to think we have reached this stage of the project. We thank the public for their patience says Peter.

Numbers down Express circulation all time low The Marlborough Express has continued to lose circulation in the latest June 2012 ABC Audit. The Express now has a paid circulation of 7,925 copies down 4.35% on the same time last year. All New Zealand’s major daily papers also lost circulation up to the end of June. The Press in Christchurch lost more than 4 per cent of its circulation (75,394) and the Wellington’s Dominion Post’s dropped more than 3 per cent to 79,031. In the weekly category, the

Sunday News grew its circulation almost 1 per cent over the year to 41,794, while the Herald on Sunday grew 0.6 per cent to 95,377. The Sunday Star Times’ circulation dropped 1.8 per cent to 133,576. Papers like The Sun get audited once every 12 months, dailies every 6 months. Other newspapers in Marlborough also circulate to Kaikoura, the Sun doesn’t, yet still has the largest circulation.

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Past president farewelled After a recent battle with cancer Geoff Stobie, past president of the Marlborough RSA passed away last Wednesday August 8. Geoff's funeral was held at the Clubs of Marlborough on Monday. He wa s p r e sid e nt of t h e Marlborough RSA from 2008 -2011. Geoff received a Life Membership award from the Marlborough RSA in 2011. Geoff and his wife Marion moved to Blenheim in 1989 and took over the Colonial Motel in Main St. RIGHT: Marlborough RSA past President Geoff Stobie speaking during the ANZAC Day services in 2010 at Seymour Square. He talked about the presence of youth and families increasing every year. Photo Les Whiteside

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Moa wins at Olympics By Robbie Parkes It was not just our athletes who found glory at the 2012 London Olympics, but a wellknown Blenheim brewers too. Moa Brewing Company, were sponsors of the New Zealand Olympic team, and found a major profile booster through the Games, and most notably Kiwi House. “The opportunity came up June last year, they had a beer supplier at the time, but they were a bit more hands off,” said Moa marketing manager Sunil Unka. The New Zealand Olympic Committee noticed what they were doing marketing wise and took an interest, he said. Part of their Olympic promotion involved sending a few people over to watch the games. “It’s been good from a sales point of view, and from a marketing point of view.” Moa founder Josh Scott went over, and while he was over there met with new distributors and opened a lot of doors, said Sunil. The brewers sent 21,600 bottles of beer over, including 300 Magnums - 1.5 litre bottles, primarily to be served at Kiwi House for the

athletes. They anticipated 500 beers to be drunk each day, but it was almost three times that. “Kiwi House was an overwhelming success, they basically had lines round the corner every day.” “We got pretty close to running out, but there was obviously a bit of a barbeque problem.” Sunil said the ‘incident’ was probably their “saving grace,” as the 24 hour vacancy of Kiwi House meant they could resupply. Moa will be supplying beer to a few of the Olympic after parties in the athletes’ respective hometowns, including at the Whakatane Surf Life Saving Club for Lisa Carrington, Picton Rowing Club for Joseph Sullivan, and another event for cyclist Simon Van Velthooven. Sunil said the Olympics have been a real milestone for Moa, and for New Zealand. “We did a bit of research, and it’s the only time a craft brewery anywhere in the world has held this kind of sponsorship.” “We’re punching above our weight in the international market.”

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Olympians tO parade in chch This Friday Christchurch will host the 2012 Olympians in a public parade. Pictons Olympic rower Joseph Sullivan will arrive back in NZ today. He will participate at a Rowing function in Cambridge on Thursday and then on to Chrischurch. Marlborough will plan an event for our 2012 Olympians, but with all the NZ Olympic organised commitments, a date has not been set as yet says Mayor Alistair Sowman.

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Sophie’s coming home “There’s no signs of any residual leukemia, the treatment has gone in and kicked arse,” a thrilled Michelle told The Sun yesterday, after receiving the news on Monday. The induction phase of the chemotherapy has now finished. “Sophie has been brave and marvellous.” The consolidation phase started yesterday, which is a less intense form of chemotherapy, where Sophie will receive oral treatment every evening, and travel to Nelson each Wednesday for a session of chemotherapy. “We are elated, although we had a fair idea it was going well,” said Michelle. She said the family still has a long way to go, and are taking each small

By Annabelle Latz Sophie Gilchrist will be sleeping in her own bed tomorrow night. The five year-old Renwick resident is allowed to return home, from Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch where she has been living for the last month with her mum Michelle and dad Bryan. Sophie was diagnosed with leukemia at Wairau Hospital on July 9. After weekly chemotherapy at Christchurch Hospital’s Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre, last week she had her final bone marrow aspiration, which is the removal of a small amount of this tissue in liquid form, for examination. It concluded the chemotherapy has had a positive response in treating Sophie’s cancer.

step at a time. “It will be nice to be back in our own environment for sure.” Michelle said the staff and facilities at Ronald McDonald House had been amazing, comparing the environment to a comforting cocoon. “Sophie has got so used to it, and has made some lovely friends with other house mates.” “It will be sad to leave, we have made some life long friends.” They will go back to Christchurch in a couple of weeks, for Sophie to have a portacath installed – a device put under the skin in her chest through which she will receive chemotherapy, blood tests and blood transfusions. Sophie loved having her big sister Izabel visiting her at the

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Giving a hearty donation Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Tahu Carrick had a busy afternoon collecting money for @ Heart last Friday, to help children like him. The seven year-old Redwoodtown School student was born with a hole in his heart. Last week was @ Heart Awareness Week, raising money for the 12 babies born in New Zealand every day with a heart defect. In 2009 Tahu received an operation to patch his hole up, which was 16x20mm. “He gets tired quicker than other kids,” said his mum Crystal. Crystal noticed he was often sick, smaller than other children his age, and his lips went blue, so went to the doctor. “He is much stronger now,” said Crystal, who sees him playing with his big brother Aidan, and enjoying playing with his lego. Crystal said when she first learned Tahu had a hole in his heart, she knew nothing about the condition. “I had never heard of it before, it was quite freaky at first.”

Through local support groups, help from doctors, and research on the internet, she quickly learned a lot. “The support groups in Blenheim are great.” Tahu did the Heart Stopper challenge this year, and his brother Aidan does it every year. Crystal encourages all families with someone with a heart defect to get involved in fundraising. “A lot of people expect the support, but don’t expect to have to help as well.” This week Tahu took his photo album to school, to show his classmates what it was all about. Crystal said apart from getting tired easily, and being small for his age, he is doing okay. “My favourite food is cheese and my favourite All Black is Richie McCaw,” said Tahu. Up to 20% of heart defects are gene linked, but for 80% the cause is largely unknown.

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Headmaster Barber A new venture, and a second business in Blenheim is the next step for Nick Paul. Nick currently owns King Spice on Seymou r St a nd has enjoyed a long career in viticulture, but his new business will be turning a dream into a reality. Headmaster Barber, located at 15 Market St, is anticipated to open on Monday, and will be offering competitive prices for both men and womens’ cuts. Nick said he will use special natural, and rejuvenating oils for head massages, and will do haircut designs for those wanting a bit extra style. Nick will be running the barbers with two other staff members, opening 7 days a week, but from 9am to 7pm on weekdays to cater to those who do not have the time during work hours.

The auction dinner for Sophie Gilchrist is on Monday September 10, not Tuesday September 20, as printed in The Sun last Friday. It is being held at Bamboo Gardens, as a silent auction, and auction items will be displayed at Renwick School library each afternoon, after August 20. Return flights to Auckland, driving lessons, and a signed All Blacks bottle of Prenzel Sambuca are items already up for auction. Kelly Robertson is helping to organise the dinner, and is looking for more big items, and small items to go in the ‘mystery envelopes’ on the evening. Please phone Kelly on 021 689 280 if you would like to donate. Matt Kay, a personal trainer in Renwick, is also doing his bit to help Sophie. He runs a circuit class, just for women, each weekday at 9am, at the Giesen Sports Centre. All proceeds this month, from women who join for the first time, will go to Sophie. “It’s a two-way exchange, women get a work out and they are helping Sophie at the same time,” said Matt.

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By Robbie Parkes A keen desire to fly has seen one graduating air force recruit at the top of her class, winning three of the five trophies. Olivia Landau, along with 37 other recruits graduated from their 12/02 Recruit Course at the RNZAF Base Woodbourne on Friday. After 13 weeks of intensive training, reward was found not only in the awards, but the ceremony itself. “It was awesome, the best experience I’ve had so far,” she said. Olivia received the R.I. Simpson Trophy which is presented to the recruit who achieves the highest overall standard in active defence and range practices; the Pat Goddard Memorial Trophy which goes to the best female in Physical Education and Recreational Training; and the award for the best all round recruit - the Lawson Cup and Warrant Officer of the Air Force Coin. “It was a moment where you could be really proud.” “Mum is stoked, I didn’t tell her about this so she was really surprised.” Olivia will head up to Auckland for intelligence training following graduation, and her passion for the air force is still flying high. “Ultimately I still want to be a pilot and get up in the sky.” “I’m just really excited to sink my teeth into it.” She was in the air training corps for six years in Wellington prior to the recruit course, and won an airforce scholarship last year which enabled her to go on a solo flight. Olivia said her favourite experience was the Dip Flat exercises, which included

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many aspects of training ‘out-inthe-field,’ including defending an air field. “When you think defence force, this is what we do.” MP for Kaikoura, Colin King was the reviewing officer at the graduation and awarded the trophies. C.A O’Brien was presented with the The graduating recruits from the RNZAF 12/02 Hawea Shield, which is given to the Recruit Course parade at Woodbourne Base on best male in Physical Education and Friday. Recreational Training. recruit who best displays the qualities of C.D. Godfrey was chosen by his peers to receive the Chris Black Memorial determination, enthusiasm and morale Trophy and The Returned Services building for others, particularily in the Association Prize, which is given to the practical areas of training.

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even two-thirds,” said the building firm’s contracts manager Mark Watson. The roof is on, but there are still a few more, quite involved processes, he said. Robinson Construction Ltd managing director Phil Robinson said business has been fairly busy.

“It’s quite a good job we’re doing in Grovetown at the moment, and we’ve got PAK’n SAVE, and a nice job in Havelock.” “We’re pretty steady at the moment.” The new Cultural Centre is being built for Te Runanga a Rangitane O Wairau.

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Sun readers have their say... Q: What are your thoughts on the recent Mt Tongariro eruption?

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We’ve been having so many natural disasters and they seem to be getting worse.

It was bound to happen sooner or later. I do hope the people in the Mt Tongariro area are careful.

It’s nature, it has to happen at some stage. I do hope it doesn’t get any worse though.

It’s a natural event. But I am hoping that there are not further eruptions or disruption for the people and environment around that region.

I’m definitely concerned but I think there’s a bit of excitement around it. It’s a big thing to happen and there are so many natural events like this happening all over the world recently.

For all your cleaning needs... Dear Ed, I thought this might make people smile at our rain! Tony Orman An Ode to Rain • It rained and rained and rained, The average fall was well maintained, And when the tracks were simple bogs, It started raining cats and dogs. • After a drought of half an hour We had a moist refreshing shower And then the most curious thing of all, A gentle rain began to fall. • Next day but one was fairly dry Save for one deluge from the sky, Which wetted everyone to the skin And then at last, rain set in!

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Dear Ed, So Colin King is trying to exalt the virtues of “ultra fast broadband”, but the reality is we have to wait 5-10yrs and pay twice as much for half again for something that already is less than half the speed and quantity of our nearest neighbour and less again than for many of our south Asian neighbours such as Singapore, Taiwan, China and even Thailand and we think we are first world! Disillusioned Chris Davies, Picton

Bad choice of words for broadband Dear Ed, In The Sun, dated August 1, Colin King compares broadband on glassfibre with ADSL on a composite copper loop, saying it’s driving down a country lane as opposed to driving on the motorway in Auckland. He needs to carefully select his subjects for analogies. Having lived in the hotch-potch that is Auckland for 17

odd years, I can assure him I can drive much faster down a country lane in Marlborough than I could drive, a great deal of the time, down the motorways in Auckland. I also know from experience how much worse it is now. Bad choice Col. Denis Waters, Picton

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Dear Ed, Yes Mr King, and what percentage of 75% is outside urban boundaries. Most rural people have to drive down country lanes (not too well maintained these days) and put up with no ultra fast, no fast, in fact no broadband at all unless they are in visual site of a cell phone repeater, or can afford satellite. Those that are forced to use satellite or cell phone modems know the huge difference in cost, compared to hard wire access. No $76 per month unlimited data packages here. So once again our voting majority urban cousins have the motorways and the ultra-

Tim Leslie Blenheim It’s just Mother Nature at work. It was bound to happen eventually.

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Music and motors Annabelle Latz talks to Ken Lawrence, regarded by many in the community as an icon.

The 83 year-old was asked to slow down on the dance floor last Saturday night, because his partners could not keep up. He was thoroughly enjoying the cabaret for country and western music at the Clubs of Marlborough, and compared the ‘new’ style of dancing to that of a jitterbug dancing up and down waving their hands around. “That’s what a lot of people think dancing is today, but that’s ok they are allowed to do that.” “I can do rock and roll, I give people a good run with that. And I do the lively stuff too, which suits the young people.” Ken and his late wife Jennifer spent 35 years raising children. It was during Ken’s five year stint living in Auckland as a mechanic in his twenties, that he met his wife Jennifer. The married shortly afterwards, and had their children. Together they had Yvonne, Peter and David. “After three children I said you can’t have anymore, you’re going to kill yourself.” So they decided to adopt. Three children initially entered the Lawrence household through the adoption agency – Sharlene, Dean, and Haydon. “One arrived as a baby on the plane from Wellington,” said Ken. “So Rose Wong-Tung came to us when she was 15, as a foster child.” Li fe wa s busy in the threebedroom house on McArtney St.

“It was a real rotation. I was broke, but that didn’t matter.” Life got even busier when Ken and Jennifer later adopted Rose’s two babies. “Some of the kids grew up, then more arrived.” Ken was handy with any tool or practical skill. “I couldn’t afford to pay anyone.” He trained as an A Grade motor mechanic; the passion was a result of a childhood living on dairy farms in Canterbury, Marlborough, West Coast, Bay of Plenty and Manawatu, which his father Stanley managed. “I was interested in mechanics from a very young age, it intrigued me.” A base of basic outdoor skills like hunting and hiking were not skipped over either. “Being the youngest of four boys, they made sure I got the message of what to do.” Ken was very close to his mother Eva, (nee Townsend) who had an 800 year family tree linking them to King Edward III, of England. “I was told he was a proper fruit cake,” said Ken. Ken’s education began at Sumner Primary School in Christchurch, then he went to Koiterangi School, inland from Hokitika.

“I used to walk three miles to school when I was six years’ old. We used to get into trouble because we would dawdle. We came home in the moonlight one night, we got the strap for that.” His high school education was by correspondence because his family had moved up the Waihopai Valley. The family then moved to Springfield in Canterbury, where Ken learned to dance. From there Ken moved back to Blenheim, working on the lines for the power board, while completing an apprenticeship in mechanics. His first mechanics job was at Mitchell Motors, as an apprentice, then Ken moved to Morris Garage. Ken loved restoring cars, and at the time they had a Vanguard. “It was a great old machine.” In 1963 they towed a trailer down from Auckland. He recalled the day a branch he was cutting came down on the lines, touching his axe handle. “It was a 33,000 volt line, so luckily the axe handle was dry.” His also worked as a diesel mechanic at Springlands Sub Station. “I lost the end of my finger, it got put back on but not quite straight, but it’s alright.” It has been the dancing community and his involvement in the Baptist church that has kept Ken heavily involved in the community the last few years, since Jennifer died. “Both groups are full of such lovely people.”

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DISASTER STRIKES? The aftermath of floods Floodwaters can affect a home in three ways:

Marlborough earthquake policy on shaky ground? The Marlborough District Council policy changes will require some Marlborough r e sid ent s a nd bu si ne ss e s to upgrade or demolish their properties due to changing policies on earthquake-prone buildings. Property owners face extra, unexpected costs due to MDC’s changing policies. The Council is required to review their policy every five years; this was due in 2011 but was delayed so that lessons from the Christchurch earthquakes could be included. The Council is proposing amending their policy to ensure

the performance of verandahs and anchor points and to create a register of unreinforced masonry buildings. Buildings that fail the standard imposed by the Council have the choice of rebuilding or demolishing the property within five to ten years. The Council admit that a number of legal issues need to be worked through before verandahs and anchor points can be included in the earthquake prone buildings policy, but these proposed changes leave property owners at risk of incurring substantial costs due to a policy change rather than any change in the structure or safety

of their property. These buildings were approved by Council and regarded as safe when they were built meeting the standards of the time. Despite this the current owner of a property could incur substantial costs due to a policy change by Council. There are no grandfathering provisions, if your property fails the new standards, even though it was previously regarded as safe, it must be repaired or demolished. W ho can afford such an unexpected cost when it had been assumed that the property was safe, and until the policy change was regarded as safe.

Evacuation Essentials Start to think now about what items you would take if you needed to evacuate in a hurry. Everyone should have a packed evacuation kit in an easily accessible place at home and at work which includes: • Torch and radio with spare batteries • Any special needs such as hearing aids and spare batteries, glasses or mobility aid • Emergency water and easy-to-carry food rations such as energy bars and dried foods in case there are delays in reaching a welfare centre or a place where you might find support. If you have any special dietary requirements, ensure you have extra supplies • First aid kit and essential medicine

• Essential items for infants or young children such as formula and food, nappies and a favourite toy • Change of clothes (wind/waterproof clothing and strong outdoor shoes) • Toiletries – towel, soap, toothbrush, sanitary items, toilet paper • Blankets or sleeping bags • Face and dust masks • Pet supplies Include important documents in your evacuation kit: identification (birth and marriage certificates, driver’s licences and passports), financial documents (e.g. insurance policies and mortgage information), and precious family photos.

1. The water damages materials. Wallboard will disintegrate if it remains wet too long; wood can swell, warp, or rot; electrical parts can short out, malfunction, and cause fires or shock. 2 . Mu d , silt , a n d u n k n own contaminants in the water not only get everything dirty; they also create a health hazard. 3. Dampness promotes the growth of mildew, a mold or fungus that can grow on everything. Everything will dry more quickly and clean more easily if you can reduce the humidity in the home. • Open up the house. • Open closet and cabinet doors. Remove drawers to allow air circulation.

• Use fans. Fans help move the air and dry out your home. • Run dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers will reduce the moisture, especially in closed up areas. • Use desiccants. Desiccants (materials that absorb moisture) are very useful in drying closets or other enclosed areas where air cannot move through. • Call a contractor. There are contractors who specialize in drying out flooded buildings. • Be patient. Drying your home could take several weeks. Until your home is reasonably dry, damage caused by mildew and decay will continue. The musty odor will remain forever if the home is not thoroughly dried out well.

Health & Safety Expo Marlborough Chamber of Commerce and Marlborough Health & Safety Forum are have joined together to present the Health & Safety Expo for all ages. The Expo is on August 17 at the Marlborough Convention Centre and runs from 11am to 4pm with free entry, competitions and giveaways. Prior to the Expo New Zealands leading Motivator and Fitness Advisor, Billy Graham, will be speaking at 10am in the Clubs of Marlborough Hall. The inaugural Marlborough Health & Safety Awards will be presented during the Expo.

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at the forum, and gave focus to his experiences from being involved in the rebuild. The Blenheim-based firm established a Renovation Specialists branch in Christchurch in 2008, before the quakes. So, when the earthquakes struck, there was already an incentive to get involved in the rebuild. “All of our other foward booked building work disappeared so we had to look for other options.” Andrew said, since then, the size of the Christchurch branch has increased significantly, more workers have been sent down south, and they have people based in the Blenheim office working on Christchurch jobs. “We’ve had a large stream of work.” The company uses local businesses as

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Friday, August 10 At 11.50am a 35 year old male plasterer was arrested for Aggravated Robbery after his alleged involvement in an incident at the Thirsty Whale Tavern situated at 536 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland on the 25th of July 2012. He was bailed to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. At 9.40pm a 40 year old male beneficiary was arrested for Speaks Threateningly after he allegedly threatened a Police officer. He was bailed to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. Saturday, August 11 At 3.05am a 20 year old male forestry worker was arrested for Disorderly Behaviour after an incident on Scott Street, Blenheim. He received a pre charge warning. At 5.20am a 21 year old unemployed male was arrested for Assaults Police after an incident on High Street, Renwick. He received a pre charge warning. At 12.40pm a 42 year old male vineyard worker was arrested for Driving with Excess Breath Alcohol (1322 Micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath) and Driving Whilst Disqualified after being stopped driving on Scott Street, Blenheim. He was bailed to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. At 2.10pm a 50 year old unemployed male was arrested on a Warrant for his Arrest for Failing to Appear. At 3.15pm an 18 year old male kitchen hand was arrested for Shoplifting after stealing property from The Warehouse. He received a pre charge warning. At 3.20pm a 17 year old male vineyard worker was arrested for Trespass after he entered The Warehouse having been previously trespassed. He has been bailed to appear before the Blenheim District Court on the 20th of August. At 4pm a 27 year old unemployed male was arrested for Possession of Cannabis, Wilful Damage and Receives Stolen property after Police located him in a very intoxicated and abusive state on Maxwell Road, Blenheim. When searched pursuant to his arrest he was found to be in possession of 18 grams of cannabis plant material and a stolen digital camera. When placed in the Police cells he proceeded to smash a cell window. He was held in Custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

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1. Stick to a Christmas Gift Budget One of the most important things that you can do is to stick to a Christmas gift budget. You can incorporate this into your monthly budget and put money away for Christmas each month so that you have the extra money in December. You should also budget how much you are willing to spend on each gift and stick to it. This way you will be able to buy everyone a nice gift without going over your budget. Budgeting may not seem like a lot of fun, but you can look at it as a creative challenge. Often the carefully thought out gifts are

a lot more meaningful than the more expensive ones. Christmas savings strategies are important to help you stick to your budget. 2. Plan Your Christmas Gift List in Advance It is important to plan ahead when it comes to Christmas gifts. You can begin looking for Christmas gifts at any time during the year. In fact you can find great sales on things in the summer and save them for Christmas. If you do this you need to keep a list of what you have gotten and for whom, because you don’t want to end up buying three gifts for one person and none for another. You can also plan ahead through comparison shopping online or even ordering most of your gifts online. 3. Buy One or Two Extra Christmas Gifts Those extra, unexpected Christmas gifts can throw off your Christmas budget. You can prepare for this by purchasing one or two generic gifts that you can give in return when you receive an unexpected gift or have an unexpected party to attend. Gift cards are a great way to do this, but

you could also consider a bottle of wine for a party or another type of hostess present. 4. Encourage Christmas Gift Exchanges One easy way to save on Christmas gifts is to do a Secret Santa gift or to draw names and then shop for just one person. This really can help to save money on gifts, plus it allows people to purchase a nicer gift for their person instead of several less meaningful gifts. This could be applied to office giving as well as extended family giving. Large families may do it among siblings as well. 5. Give a Christmas Gift to Someone in Need Take time this holiday season to give to someone who truly needs it. This gift may be the one that makes the biggest difference in your shopping experience. There are several charities to choose from that help to bring Christmas to the truly poor. Every child deserves to receive something special over the holidays. You can purchase this gift while you are out shopping and drop it off right away or you may decide to organize a toy drive for a specific organization or family yourself.


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DUFFIELD: Kate and Mike would like to announce the arrival of Luke Jacob Duffield. A little brother to Taylor and Marshall. Born on the 28th of May at 10:38am. Weighing 9lb 1oz. Thank you to Angela White, Melissa Scallera and the Wairau Hospital staff.

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TEMPLEMAN: Jason and Amber are excited to announce the arrival of Max Neil, 4lb 8oz at 10.46pm and Matt John, 5lb 7oz at 10:59pm on the 28th June. Two beautiful little brothers for Issac and Katie. Many Thanks to Dr Kim Fadden, Dr Wendy Hunter, Midwives Dot and Maggie, all the wonderful staff at SCBU in Nelson, and the nurses in the Paediatric ward in Wairau. (Photo provided) STEWART, Dave and Natasha along with a proud big sister Aimee are excited to announce the arrival of Charlotte Lillian Anne Stewart, born 22nd June 2012, 8lb 1oz. A huge thanks to the awesome Shona Wills - you rock! A big thank you also to Naomi Barton for your amazing support on the big day! Thanks also to the great staff of Ward One. (Photo provided)

UREN: Kyle and Cathryn are pleased to announce the arrival of their first born baby boy Angelo Kyle on 5 August 2012 at 9:02pm (5lb 12oz). A huge thank you to Anna Kara, Midwife Cathy Middleton and all of Ward One. We all doing well. (Photo provided.)

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Each month Volunteer Marlborough recognises an individual who gives of their time and skills to make the community a better place. This is done through presentation of a bouquet of flowers for Volunteer of the Month.

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Marlborough; Janice Monk, also of Alzheimers Marlborough; Billie Tennent, of C.A.R.E. Ma rlborough; Keren Mitchell, of Garden Marlborough; Pat Jones, also from Garden Marlborough; and Ruth & Darrell Buckley for their work with Operation Cover Up.


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in a natural setting and learn to fly fish. Those selected will be whisked away to Owen River Lodge, courtesy of owner, Felix Borenstein, from April 5 to 7, 2013. Sandra Jermyn of the Casting for Recovery Charitable Trust said the incentive has been running in New Zealand for four years, but only up in the North Island.

The event was held for the first time in the South Island earlier this year, and proved to be very successful, she said. “We’ve had very positive feedback from the ladies,” she said. The fly fishermen who came out to teach the ladies are all returning to help out next year too. Applications for the retreat close in November.

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Future sites endanger King Shag Letters to the editor Dear Ed, Grant Rosewarne’s reply regarding the dangers the King Shags face from Salmon Farms does not fairly represent the future situation, if King Salmon gets all its future sites. He recalls that 25 year of salmon farming has had no detrimental effect on these birds so far, but he forgets to mention the plans for the next 25 years and longer. One of the four breeding grounds for the King Shag is White Horse Rock at the entrance of the Pelorus. Currently there is one salmon farm in the vicinity, in Waihinau Bay. NZKS has plans for four new salmon farms at the entrance of the Pelorus Sound.

One of these right at White Horse Rock. Each salmon farm produces at least the equivalent amount of untreated sewage as a town of 20.000 people. Imagine what this pollution will do to the water clarity, needed for the King Shags to find their prey along the bottom. The pollution creates dead zones underneath the salmon farms and degrades the marine environment. This type of salmon farming on an industrial scale is synonymous with pollution and destruction of the marine environment. The spread of aquaculture is like a cancer in the heart of the coastal environment. Hanneke Kroon,Elie Bay

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Time to catch up again on where the jewellery industry is locally as well as globally. A great indicator is the annual jewellery fair in Vincenza, Northern Italy where this year over 1300 companies from 30 foreign countries as well as the main Italian gold districts exhibited. What’s hot from this year’s fair? Lots of animal-themed jewellery – many diamond and gem encrusted. Wise owls, butterflies, elegant cats and angels were noted. We already have some wonderful owls in our in-store collections, in particular Karen Walker who is always ahead of her closest rivals. Looking to our NZ industry latest review - one-off handmade items and re-makes of existing pieces are still very much to the fore and we agree! This winter a number of customers have decided it’s time to do something with jewellery lying unused (though not necessarily unloved) in their drawer or jewellery box. Michelle, our goldsmith has produced some stunning pieces. Ask us about this next time you are in. A couple of jewellery-care reminders: • Treat jewellery with respect! Generally speaking jewellery should not be worn when doing housework or gardening. • Your jewellery should always be the LAST thing you add to your outfit. Cosmetics, hairspray and perfume can be enemies to your jewellery while oil and debris attracts dust and grit and this coats the back of your stones and inside settings, • Don’t wear fine necklaces or chains to bed - and then be surprised when they break. • Compartmentalise jewellery when storing or, alternatively, wrap individually. Diamonds will scratch other items and gems such as pearls or opal. Store these separately. • Always clean your jewellery with the plug in the sink. • Have your jewellery checked once a year. Maintenance is less expensive than replacement

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Complexities of evidence at King Salmon hearing Dear Ed, Sustain our Sounds Inc had, from the beginning of the NZKS application, serious concerns about the complexity of the science and the applicability to the enormous impact on the sounds environment. King Salmon has already had huge problems to stay within the conditions of their existing farms and now want to expand from 8900 tonnes to 30.000 tonnes of salmon per annum. SOS is, based on Council and Department of Conservation’s own surveys, concerned about the sustainable use of the sounds at the moment. SOS has just lodged its evidence and is calling six experts. SOS encouraged people to become familiar with their evidence which will be online this week. The majority of proposed sites are in areas of ‘Ecological Significance’, not yet mapped. These fast flow sites are also the best fishing recruitment areas. Concentrated fish feeding farms would be very detrimental to these important nursery areas. SOS has also been very much against the concept of the plan change. The existing plan has been a mutual understanding between aquaculture, other industries and the environment. What is the purpose of having a plan if these huge changes can be bought? Danny Boulton SOS chairman

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 Ella Mawson, Georgina Demptster (back), and Martha Cooke from Springlands Primary School were out on Friday to raise money in support of @Heart.

 Joshua Thompson, 12, Jack Flynn, 9, and Hayle y Strong, 12, with trophies they won at a Nelson St Johns competition held in Jun e. They are looking forwa rd to showing their skills in Tim aru this October.

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 Below: RNZAF 12/02 Rec ruit Course graduate Michael Andre ws at his graduation ceremony on Friday with brother Daniel, and parents Ian and Sharon.

 Proud parents Kevan and Gina O’Brien with son Clifford who was awarded the Hawea Shield at his RNZAF 12/02 Recruit Course graduation at Woodbourne Base on Friday. The shield is presented to the best male recruit in physical education and recreational training.

 Graduate of the RNZAF Base Woodbourne 12/02 Recruit Course, Shane Brewer, with proud parents Sue and Geoff, on Friday.

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Blenheim Healing Rooms Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am - 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayer available to anyone. Phone 578 9704

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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.

SF Marlborough (supporting families in mental well being) For information/advocacy/support for families living with mental illness please contact Cheryl or Lyn on 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street. All Welcome

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.

The Peoples’ Market New Winter location 10am-1pm. Seymour Street Carpark. Jams, Books, Plants, Crafts, produce, pears, vegetable plants, shrubs, woodware, jewellery & much more.


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 NZ Marlborough: 5775549, Office hours Tues,Wed,Thurs 9am3pm. 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. 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.

WAT C H M A N, Audrey Clara: On August 9, 2012, peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village Blenheim, after a short illness. Aged 80 years. Much loved wife of the late Rex, loving mother and mother-in-law of Mark and Donna, Greg and Andrea, and Stuart and Clare. Much loved Nan of Alanna, and Joseph; Christopher, Blaise, Euygene, Jardy, and LilyAlyce; and Liam, and Ellie, and great grandmother of Elon. Messages to 33 Brooklyn Drive, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 417, Blenheim 7240. A service Audrey was held on Tuesday at the Salvation Army Citadel.

LY N S K E Y, S h e l ag h : Passed away, peacefully, on August 10, 2012 at her home. Aged 87 years. Loved wife of the late Desmond Patrick, loved mother and motherin-law of the late Nick, Tim and Kay, and Simon and Tiara. Loved grandmother of Melanie, Joshua, Samuel, Corrine, Tom, Caroline, and Millie. Messages to the Lynskey Family c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A special thanks to the team at Hospice Marlborough and Florence Nightingale. A funeral service for Shelagh will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am Wednesday August 15, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.




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Tuesday August 14-16: Caucus. Education and Science & Primary Production Select Committee meetings. Meet with Telecom representative with regard to rural broadband Friday August 17: In North Canterbury meeting with rural constituents Monday August 20: In Blenheim meeting with constituents by prior arrangement Tuesday August 21-23: Caucus. Education & Science & Primary Production Select Committee meetings Friday August 24: In Blenheim meeting with constituents by prior arrangement. Speak to residents at the Redwood Retirement Village Monday August 27: SPCA Cup Cake Day. In Blenheim meeting with constituents by prior arrangement Tuesday August 28: Caucus. Education and Science & Primary Production Select Committee meetings

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Technician wanTed Marlborough Trials Centre LTD is experiencing unprecedented growth in the Can-Am ATV market and we need another experienced technician to work across our broad range of products, in particular Can-Am ATV, Trials and Enduro Motorcycles. We are a multi franchise operation selling and servicing Can-Am ATVs, Sherco Trials and Enduro Motorcycles, Montesa, Clipic & GasGas Trials Motorcycles. To apply you will need to be able to communicate effectively with customers and suppliers. You will also need to be able to work unsupervised and enjoy doing a variety of work to a high standard. This is a full time position with the possibility of rostered Saturday mornings. We would be keen to talk to vibrant and enthusiastic Service Technicians who are qualified and have a high level of diagnostic and computer skills. It would be an advantage to be trade qualified and have a current full time drivers licence. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in the field service area and the ability to work independently. You will be able to develop your skills with a growing dealer, working with the premier brand of ATV and off road Motorcycles servicing all brands. Applications close 5.00pm Thursday 20th September 2012, or until position is filled. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit and drug testing may apply. Please apply in writing with your CV to: Situations Vacant, c/o Marlborough Trials Centre Ltd, 53 Grove Rd, Blenheim 7201 Or Email to:


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Dad and daughter Honeybees Dear Ed, day Thank you so much for the timely and Dear Ed, I recently read in the media about Sunday August 3 being a Dad and Daughter Day. While I have never being able to take part in this type of day I agree it is a good thing to support. May I suggest a Mum and Son day also. God intended us to work 6 days and rest on the 7th so maybe we could dedicate Sunday each week for these special family days, I am sure our nation would be better off. I fail as a past foster Dad to see how the new marriage and civil union arrangements will benefit our economy and aid Family days if any future generations occur. Mark Reid

Maybe you are the confident, outgoing person we are looking for? A position within our company, The Blenheim Sun Newspaper, as a Sales Consultant is currently on offer. We value our staff and their individual contribution to our success. There’s something unique about working with a team that can thrive in a relaxed friendly culture. It all contributes to our success as this region’s popular local community newspaper, now twice weekly, Wednesday and Friday. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with impeccable account management skills to sell advertising solutions to both existing and new business clients. The position can be either full or part-time and we offer a competitive salary to the right person. Please email in confidence to: Les Whiteside or Tanya Smith / The Blenheim Sun Newspaper, 72 High Street PO Box 634, Blenheim.

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A vacancy exists for a qualified technician with strong diagnostics abilities to join our award winning team. Not only is Mayfield Motors Marlborough’s longest established Dealership, it also has excellent work conditions, and top vehicle brands, Nissan, Hyundai, VW and Skoda. If you are stimulated by challenge, enjoy training with dynamic brands, and like working with competent peers you should apply for this rewarding role. You will be excellent with diagnostic computers, and be able to demonstrate high performance. WOF inspector’s certificate will be an advantage. Applications to Aftersales Manager By Wednesday 22 September 2012 2011 Hyundai Best workplace award JRA

Gay Marriage Dear Ed, Hasn’t NZ got more to focus on than gay marriage? Hasn’t John Key got more important issues? Where would he be without the institution of marriage between man and woman? Probably that will go over his head. Archie Boggs


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Senior tennis is super Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Tennis for Judy Shanahan is all in the name. Super Senior tennis is taking her to Croatia next month, for the World Cup Super Senior competition. As a Marlborough Tennis Club member and coach, Judy has been involved in the game for the majority of her 70 years, including being named national senior champion 15 times, both on the doubles and singles court. “It’s an achievement to be able to go and play tennis like this,” she said. Judy, one of 36 New Zealand representatives, is the only player representing this region. The competition, catering for players aged 60 and older, starts on September 10. It is being held in the coastal popular holiday spot of Umag, which has 67 clay tennis courts. “Clay is quite dirty, everything goes red, and the ball is slower.” As well as the tennis, Judy is also excited about exploring the Croatia, such as doing bus trips to Dubrovnik, by the Adriatic Sea. “The water is a beautiful blue. We’ve been told it’s one of the nicest spots in Europe.” Judy, who is on the New Zealand Veteran Tennis board, encouraged more people in Marlborough to get involved in Senior tennis at a competitive level, which includes people 35 years’ old and upwards. During one point of Judy’s tennis career, after being twice national champion, injury in the early 1990’s forced her to put the racquet down and take up badminton and cricket. A bad shoulder also caused Judy to learn to play tennis with her left hand for two years.

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New ZealaNd world No 1 Golfer New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has won the US Women’s Amateur, beating her competitor Jaye Marie Green in the 36-hole final at The Country Club. The South-Korean-born New Zealander tops world amateur rankings, and has become the second-youngest winner in tournament history.

adams takes Gold New Zealand Olympic shot putter Valerie Adams has switched her silver medal for gold, after Belarusian athlete Nadzeya Ostapchuk was tested positive for the steroid metenolone. Ostapchuk beat Adams in the London Olympics shot put final, only to to have two urine samples - taken one day before the August 6 final and one that night - were found positive for the drug.

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Last Thursday night Marlborough Volleyball Club’s Fairweather’s Senior Winter Competition week 2 got underway at Stadium 2000. XXX’s scored a 3 set win over Cannons in the President’s grade on court 1. Treefellas took out their match against Clippers, 2 sets to one, 25-17, 25-22, 17-25. Magnum won against Kinoaths, 25-11, 25-18, 25-20, for a 3 set victory. MBC played Cri Clovers, but lost 2 sets to 1, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20. In C grade, Desperate Housewives beat The A-Team 2 sets to 1, 25-5, 16-25, 25-13. For their efforts Desperate Housewives were presented with The Fairweathers’ Fair Play Team of the Week Award. MBC Year 9’s played MIA but lost 2 sets to 1, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19. In the next game Smash ‘Em Bro defeated Safe Crackers in a 3 set win, 25-8, 25-18, 28-26. In the last game in the grade Westmeat Geriatrics played MBC Junior A, winning 2 sets to 1, 13-25, 25-22, 25-13.

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