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Living treasure By Celeste Alexander

Sitting in her lounge at her Blenheim home, Nan Kahu Chadwick is visiblyemotional as she speaks of her recent appointment as a Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure. Nan was awarded her medal at a special ceremony at the Marlborough Museum last Friday night, officiated by Marlborough Mayor John Leggett and invited guests. “I’m humbled,” she says through tears. “I was lost for words. When receiving it I thought of my mum and dad, my journey that led me here, and how it’s helped me to touch so many lives.” Continued on page 2. Nan Kahu Chadwick is ‘humbled’ to have been appointed as a Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure. Photo by Celeste Alexander

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Nan ‘humbled’ by award Continued from page 1. Nan joins eight other Living Cultural Treasures, after a panel decided her contribution to the community and her inspiring generations of young people to reach their potential in cultural pursuits, deserved the recognition. Marlborough Museum ambassador, Toni Gillan, says it’s always been a personal pleasure to contact the recipient of the award and tell them the news in person. “This year was no different, and to see the surprise and delight on Nan’s face was very humbling. The Marlborough Living Treasure award is a wonderful way to acknowledge the extremely creative people in our community.” Nan grins as she recalls hearing of the appointment for the first time. “I originally thought there were some people coming to ask me for a favour, like sing or lead a performance for an event when they asked to meet with me. “Then they sat me down and Toni told me what they were awarding me. I felt all the blood in my body rushing down and I started crying… I was lost for words,” she says. “My thoughts immediately went to my mum, Wharekauri, because my journey didn’t start until after she passed. “But my ancestors told me right from the beginning; “You go into this world, share your journey and our stories with our mokopuna we haven’t met yet. This is why any student I’ve taught I’ve always told them they are the mokopuna to the world,” Nan says. “They also told me I would go into this world and have thousands of children, which I told them wasn’t possible,” she laughs. “But

the beautiful thing was that I learned that these children were actually my students and my whole life was to be with children to guide them and help them to find who they are,” she says. Nan is a fluent te reo Maori speaker, kapahaka teacher, composer and choreographer. She has devoted a lifetime to the practice and preservation of te ao Maori and has persevered in this in an extraordinary and inspiring fashion to the benefit of Marlborough, New Zealand and internationally. “God blessed me with a voice and music, and if it heals you… then wonderful. If it calms you… then wonderful. It’s my gift to you and it’s yours for however long you’ve got it,” Nan says. Born Kahumarianatakutaioomoana Chadwick in Otukopiri (Koroniti) on the Whanganui River, Nan grew up speaking te reo. In 1979, Nan came to Blenheim and went on to work as a kaiarahi i te reo at Omaka Marae kohanga reo. In 1987 she began working at Bohally Intermediate’s bilingual unit as a kaiarahi i te reo Maori teacher. Being fluent in Maori language, traditions and beliefs, Nan’s role was to work with the whole school. Many students under Nan’s tuition began to discover for the first time who they were as she supported them to research and recite their pepeha, their personal introduction. Thousands of Marlborough students lucky enough to attend Bohally in the 30 years Nan taught there were exposed to te reo and regular kapa haka performances. “It wasn’t just the students – their parents and grandparents became involved in discovering who they

Nan Kahu Chadwick is pictured receiving her award from Mayor John Leggett after being appointed as a Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure last Friday evening. Photo provided.

are and what they did in their time. So many magic moments,” she says. As a tutor and composer for Te Rerenga o Te Ra Flight Across the Heavens kapa haka group, Nan has led the group at performances on many civic occasions in Marlborough. She was behind Te Rerenga o Te Ra’s inspirational gesture in 2015 to support lone cornet player Dennis Teeling playing The Last Post to honour Marlborough’s fallen servicemen and women every night for 100 days. Every night the group was there to sing the Anzac Ode in Te Reo Maori. Te Rerenga o Te Ra has also represented Marlborough and New Zealand overseas, travelling to Germany in 2011, Norfolk Island 2013, to France and Malaysia in 2015, and Britain in 2017. Nan continues to inspire future

generations to speak te reo and learn about their place in te ao Maori and supports young people in regional and national te reo speaking competitions. Nan says everything she has done has been to honour her tupuna. “I like to help people, help their journey be a good journey.” Marlborough Museum has bestowed nine Living Treasure awards: 102-year-old weaver Peg Moorhouse; director of plays and creator of Marlborough Children Theatre, Duncan Whiting; world-renowned children’s writer Joy Cowley; artist Triska Blumenfeld; ceramic artist Fran Maguire; carver Clem Mellish, artist JS Parker ONZM, who passed away in 2017; weaver Margaret Bond, musical director Kevin Moseley, and now Nan Kahu Chadwick.


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Fatal crash at Koromiko One person has died after a motorcycle collided with a bridge in Koromiko, on Saturday night. Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1 about 12.20am and the rider died at the scene. The road was closed for a scene examination and clean up but reopened about 6am.

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Sleigh bells will be ringing By Celeste Alexander

Blenheim’s CBD is already looking fun and festive with its Christmas tree and the colourful ‘yarnbom’ which took place at the weekend, but it’s only going to get more exciting with the Blenheim Christmas parade coming to town. This Saturday will see the Mistletoe Market kick things off from 9am – 2pm, followed by the Christmas parade at 3.30pm. With a new Marlborough 4 Fun team at the helm organising this year’s parade, there will be plenty of Christmas festivities to enjoy after the market. Manager, Taylor von der Decken, and event coordinator, Amy Potts, say there will be around 25 floats taking part including

schools, community groups and businesses. “It’s about fun,” Taylor says. “Come along to Blenheim’s CBD and enjoy the market then stay on for the parade and of course, the chance for kids to see Santa.” And here’s a hint kids; don’t miss out on seeing Santa’s new sleigh! “All I’m saying for now is that the sleigh has been upgraded and well worth seeing,” Taylor says. The parade route will begin from John Street by Blenheim School, it then goes along Hutcheson Street to turn into Alfred Street, along Seymour Street before turning into High Street, down Queen Street, turning left at Maxwell Road to head into Market Street, then back onto Alfred street to finish back at its starting point.

Prizes for the best business float, and the best community float will be presented at the Blenheim Christmas Festival on Thursday evening, December 12. The Marlborough 4 Fun team has introduced some new and exciting features for the festival including a Pavlova eating competition. “I came up with this idea to create a bit of excitement with categories for kids and adults,” Taylor says. “Without giving too much away, participants will have their hands behind their backs and be facefirst into the cream and pav. The first clean plate wins,” she says. To find out more you will have to head along on the night. A number of businesses will stay open for ‘late night shopping’

and there will also be plenty of entertainment on offer including live performances, fake snow, food trucks, facepainting, kids entertainment and of course, Santa’s new sleigh on show. Mark these two dates on the calendar so you can be sure you don’t miss out on the Christmas fun. December 7 9am-2pm Mistletoe Market, 3.30pm Blenheim Christmas Parade. December 14 5-8pm Blenheim Christmas Festival and late night shopping. If the weather turns bad, Marlborough 4 Fun will provide updates via Facebook, MoreFM Marlborough and their website

Have fun with the Summer Reading Programme at the Marlborough District Library in Blenheim. The Great Reading Carnival starts from Monday, December 9 and finishes on January 17. There are limited spaces so sign your children up now. For ages five-12-years.

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Country duo off to discover new shores By Celeste Alexander

Matt McNeilly has always been an entertainer. Growing up in Blenheim he performed as a magician at parties before discovering his love for country music, something which paved the road to becoming a music artist in Australia. Fast forward several years and Matt is now married to wife Amelia. Together they perform as NeillyRich and with success already tucked under their guitar strings, they are about to add another exciting adventure to their itinerary. The couple, who have clocked up an array of achievements since 2012, and signed their first ever record deal last year, are on route to Florida in the US where they have taken on a four month contract with a cruise ship company. According to Matt and Amelia, who flew out last

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other. Then, incredibly, at the last second, each took evasive action to avoid impact. They passed just inches apart. Neither had looked up from their cellphone presumably because whatever the cellphone was displaying was more important than their own safety. The twenty-first century homosapiens have,

by some unprecedented Darwinian mutation, developed a sixth sense whereby they can detect another preoccupied cellphone user. I can think of no other explanation. Evan Robinson

only to achieve to push any cyclist out further into any oncoming traffic, when all is required is the centre island. The classic one is to relocate the library away from any public transport route, also

the council’s reluctance to push hard for a Blenheim bypass. I am sure there must be more in the pipeline. KIWI

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Ward Town Hall gets new lease of life Following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, the Ward Town Hall, which was built in 1912, sustained significant structural damage. At the Council’s Assets and Services Committee last week, Councillors agreed that the hall should be repaired, strengthened and upgraded, at a cost of $564,440. Around two thirds of the repair funds will come from the Council’s Emergency Events Reserve. Wairau-Awatere Ward Councillor Cynthia Brooks says it was great news. “Ward has been through some tough times with earthquakes in 2013 and 2016. The community lost their pub, museum and water storage - and its

hall was going to be closed unless this money was found. “Other funders have stepped in to help. The Sutherland Trust has offered $50,000; another $50,000 will come from our Mayoral Earthquake Fund, and $99,631 will come from the Lottery Earthquake Fund. In addition we will receive $62,657 from the insurance claim. “Ward is on the up again and the Council’s Small Townships Programme is also helping the local community through a process to identify other improvements for the town,” she says. Work on the hall is expected to start in the New Year.

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Shoplifting, drugs and assault By communit y constable Russ Smith

A 26-year-old Blenheim man was arrested last Friday afternoon on a charge of shoplifting. Police have also spoken to him and are considering laying charges in relation to a series of petrol drive-off incidents that have been reported in Marlborough in recent days. A 30-year-old man from Clutha was arrested last Friday afternoon and charged with burglary. He is alleged to have burgled a farm property in the Clarence area earlier the same day. He is alleged to have entered a garage on the rural property and stolen several items after the owner left the property. A 40-year-old Blenheim man was arrested last Friday evening on a charge of assault with intent to injure. He is alleged to have knocked a female to the ground on Wednesday evening and struck her about the face. The victim appears to have been knocked out in the incident and has suffered extensive bruising and swelling to her face. A 19-year-old Picton man was arrested in the small hours of Saturday morning and charged with unlawfully carrying an imitation firearm and presenting an object like a firearm. He is alleged to have presented the imitation firearm at members of the public outside the Kiwibank on Main Street in Blenheim. Three other males, an 18-year-old from Blenheim, a 17-year-old from Nelson and a 16-year-old from Blenheim were formally warned for disorderly behaviour associated with the same incident. The 17-year-old also faces a charge of driving with excess breath alcohol. He was held in custody for detoxification before being released later in the morning. A 35-year-old Blenheim man was arrested in the small hours of Saturday morning and charged with being unlawfully in a building, disorderly behaviour and was held in custody for detoxification. Police allege that after returning home intoxicated and

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Brayden’s green lifestyle pays off Blenheim born-and-bred Brayden Green’s road to a vegan lifestyle and his personal and professional goals started with a confronting first job. The personal trainer talks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about why he chose the vegan lifestyle, how it impacts his day-to-day life and what it has meant for his weightlifting and body building aspirations. Brayden Green had a front row seat as a motivator to changing his eating habits. While he came from a typical ”meat and three veg” Blenheim household, the now 26-year-old’s first job in the real world would prove to be both thought-provoking and life-altering. “When I was 17 or 18, my first job out of school was working at the meat works on the slaughter floor. “So it started from a pretty ethical standpoint. “I worked on the slaughter house floor for about a year and I could handle the job but something didn’t sit well with me watching it all day. “I started making the transition (to becoming vegan) about six months into the job and then once my contract was up, I jumped out of there and never looked back. “I took a full jump to having no animal products within a week,” he says. “That’s definitely not the way for everybody but for me it was easy because of the ethical issues.”

“I wanted to break the stigma that you can’t do body building on this vegan diet.” He says people’s opinions have softened over the years but it initially was not easy, especially in Blenheim. “There was the usual stigma about not getting enough nutrition or being brain-washed. “The family was super skeptical at first but as I stuck to my guns and started doing body building, they realised I was serious but friends did wonder what was wrong with me.” Brayden says he was playing rugby at the time and that’s what motivated him to get in the gym.

“The first XV coach at the time told me I had the skills but I was too small and I didn’t like that for an answer so I joined a gym, but I couldn’t get into the 90kg range. “About six months into the vegan diet I could notice my weight creeping up and up. “I’m 91, 92, 93kg and I could notice I had built a lot of muscle after my body adjusted to the change and I noticed I had a lot more energy. “I was able to eat more because the meals are less heavy. A lower back injury from his rugby days meant Brayden could not do the compound exercises he once did with ease and that motivated him to try weight lifting as a sport. “I thought I would try to do a body building competition as well and I wanted to do it as a vegan when I was 22-years-old. “I wanted to break that stigma that you can’t do body building on this vegan diet. “I then did cross-fit as well as my weight lifting and I really enjoyed that as well. “I worked my way into an internship and then a job.” He says he largely trained himself in Olympic weight lifting through trial and error. “I would watch YouTube videos and read books and study techniques so I could pick up little tips. “I’m always looking for a challenge and once I think I’ve got a handle on things, I like to try to find the next thing. “I always want to see how far I can push myself while things get tough.” He says he fell in love with being a personal trainer. “I like seeing people achieve their goals and being a vegan or being plant-based is a bit of a statement point. He says vegan options are slowly coming to Blenheim.

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“At the start I had to find like-minded people online through social media because there was not anyone like that in Blenheim. “I use my Instagram to show what I’m doing and find similar people. “Even in Blenheim there are so many options, there are a lot of mock-meat substitutes that I try to point people towards and

there are a lot better vegan protein powders too. “At 26 I know it’s rare for me to stay here most of my adult life and it’s funny because I’m only now hearing about high school friends moving back to raise kids.” Brayden will be a part-owner in his own personal training business in the new year but he also planned to continue with competitive weight lifting where

he won a national medal a couple of months ago. “I would like to build more of a weight lifting community in Blenheim and I want to become a referee as well, so things keep happening. “This is done for a greater good, it’s not for me to push being vegan - I’ve just tried to advocate for it but only if people want to chat about it then let’s do it.”

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Christmas cheer in the rain Photos by Celeste Alexander

Saturday’s weather was beautiful, so why did it go so wrong for Sunday? This was the question asked by many of those who were looking forward to attending events on Sunday; however the rain failed to dampen the festive spirits of those who attended Picton’s Christmas Parade. The rain forced the cancellation of the concert down at the foreshore which traditionally follows the parade. However, Santa was already on his way to Picton, so that part of the event continued. The Blenheim & Districts Highland Pipe Band led the parade which featured decorated boats, trucks, muscle cars, fire engines and community groups to name a few. Crowds of people, of all ages, gathered under the cover of shops or umbrellas to watch the parade.

The rain eased ever so slightly for the main attraction of the Picton Christmas Parade - Santa's sleigh and his helpers.

Wet from the rain but still cheerful; the children on the floats Not only were there classic and muscle cars, but also a “Need an Ark? I Noah a guy...” Many different and quirky waved to the crowds as they passed by. motorised shopping cart. Christmas messages were shared by parade floats.

While the rain is visible in this photograph, so are the smiles of those on the Round ‘a’ Mini Golf Picton float.

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Volunteers ‘are vital’ We wish to thank our wonderful, hard working volunteers, without whom we would not be able to function and the stroke community would be that much the poorer. Among other things they are drivers, bakers of cakes, listening ears, organizers of entertainment, and most importantly providers of friendship and care to our members. Those interested in volunteering please contact Vyvienne 578 3837 We welcome new volunteers.

Volunteers are a vital part of New Zealand communities. They help clean up rubbish dumped in nature reserves, become companions for people in hospices, or dress up as Santa to entertain a group of underprivileged children. They are the glue that brings people together to work toward an inclusive future. This Thursday will be Internation-

al Volunteer Day, a day celebrating volunteers in the hope of bringing awareness to the impact they have on the community. The theme this IVDay is “Volunteer for an Inclusive Future – E whai wahi ai te katoa, kia tuao te tu.” The goals are to “empower people to participate in their own communities,” and to “promote

inclusion.” A local organisation that embodies these themes of inclusivity and community participation is Volunteer Marlborough. Volunteer Marlborough has a network of over 120 community groups, and covers from Kaikoura to Blenheim. Its volunteers are from differ-

ent backgrounds. They work as administrators, tutors, or even firefighters. They all sacrifice their time to help empower their communities through their volunteering. To find out more about how you can make a difference through volunteering, contact the team at Volunteer Marlborough.

Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Social gatherings held by the Marlborough Stroke Club are anything but boring. They usually involve a room filled with enthusiastic banter, smiles and warm welcomes for anyone who arrives. This was the case at a recent fortnightly social group, held at the St Mary’s Parish hall, where club members gathered to enjoy morning tea together and hear from a guest speaker. The Sun was invited along to meet with some of the volunteers and hear why they love what Some of the Marlborough Stroke Club volunteers pictured at one of the fortnightly Friday get-togethers they do. for members. For Kay Morrison it’s been nearly 10 years since she spoke connection,” she says. the groups. themselves. It’s a really friendly to a woman, who was helping “There are other areas of the “Volunteering is definitely environment,” she grins. Thank you to all our wonderful with the club, about her desire club people can volunteer and I not a chore! It’s something I Helen is usually found with volunteers. The gift of your to volunteer. encourage anyone considering it really enjoy and being a retired her raffle box, selling tickets to time and skills is invaluable. “At that time everyone was to get involved. It’s not too time nurse who worked with the members for the many draws talking about cancer but I want- consuming and there’s tasks for older generation, I see this as a they have during their meetings. doing the thing” But right we need more volunteers ed to do something different, so everyone,” she says. continuation of what I’ve always Stroke Clubs serve to unite mostly made up of volunteers. People who give their time and I went along to a gathering and to provide support, advocacy Involved even longer is Jill done,” she says. people who have had a stroke, for While their work goesteam mostlyand unnoticed, theirthe dedication It’s about our doing rightand thing” have been coming ever since,” Scobie who has volunteered in Another member who has mutual support and friendship. information pond to Management and recoverand that event. ergency infrom Marlborough is mostly madefor up of volunteers. People who give their time and she says. excess of 15 years. given many years to the club is They also enable people to ergy to respondwomen to an emergency event. While their work goes mostly unnoticed, their dedication and and children in our Kay helps with a variety of ningthat means wetheir are more prepared to respond to and recover from that event. “I initially decided to put my ef- Helen Winstanley. With 13-years share experiences and help each ers give time and energy to help our Community community. tasks including transport for club forts into the stroke club because of volunteer service to the club other, as well as holding social thank you to all the Civil Defence volunteers that give their time and energy to help our Community members to and from the social both my parents had strokes,” she’s also a retired nurse who activities and organised outings. For more information on meetings. she says. “I’m still a committee is happy to help bring smiles to To find out more about volhow“you volunteer so important to get these member, I’ve been the president peoples’ faces. unteering for the Marlborough It’scan about our team and “It’s doing the right thing” along to these meetforgive three-years, I help with transphone (03)Management 577 9939 “It’s about trying to help some- Stroke Club, see their advertiseEmergency in Marlborough ismembers mostly made up of volunteers. People who their time and astheir it gives that unnoticed, social porting members energy to respond to an emergency event.ings While work them goes mostly their dedication and and organising one else and seeing people enjoy ment on this page. training means we are more prepared to respond to and recover from that event.

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Charity shop needs more help The Pelorus Area Health Trust gives out grants and donations to worthwhile organisations and causes that help the health and well-being of the Pelorus community. But to make this happen, it relies on its only source of revenue which comes from the Havelock Charity Shop. This shop relies on the donations of goods

from locals but more importantly, it relies on volunteers to run the shop. Open six days a week, it requires at least 12 shifts of volunteers. These volunteers may only work for two to three hours a day, or for a whole day, but they all play an important part in the money that’s raised to support organisations such as rescue

helicopters, St John Youth, Fare-well Trust, community gardens and exercise classes for the elderly, to name a few. With summer being an incredibly busy time for the shop, the Pelorus Area Health Trust is appealing for more volunteers to help. Training is given and not only are they helping a worthwhile cause, but they also get to enjoy meeting people. “Even just a couple of hours a week would make a difference to the charity shop being able to stay open,” a spokesperson says. If you are interested, call into the shop and leave your details or phone Jenny on (03) 972 0882.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for your assistance and committment. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact us at the address below. Age Concern Marlborough Inc. Marlborough Community Centre Room 5, 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim Phone 03 579 3457 Services for older families and carers

Volunteers at the Havelock Charity Shop enjoy some friendly banter. The shop is looking for more volunteers as it is the only source of revenue for the Pelorus Area Health Trust. Photo provided.

Liz Davidson Park goes Orange The annual Zonta Say No to Violence Against Women campaign saw Blenheim’s Liz Davidson Park lit up with shades of orange this week. Members of the Zonta Club of Marlborough knitted up bunting and tree-hugging decorations to highlight the need to address the issues of violence against women in our communities. There is also information in the Marlborough Library and Zonta “orange ladies” on display in local business. New this year has been the emergency help info posters designed to be put up in women’s public toilets. Photo provided.

Thanks to all our volunteers. Marlborough Kaikoura Management wants to thank all its crews, administration support, and families for their dedication, professionalism and support they provide throughout the year.

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KIWI CAN CHAMPIONS – RESPECT Kiwi Can is the transformational programme reaching over 50% of Marlborough children every week during their years at primary school.

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This action-packed programme, run by the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough, teaches important values like resilience, integrity, positive relationships, and respect. Kiwi Can is about transforming young lives forever and enhancing the communities we live in.

All around Marlborough, children have been learning about respect in the Kiwi Can programme this term. This concept of respect is explained to children as: “treating people, things and places as important”.

Respect Means treating people, things and places as important.

Last year the Kiwi Can respect lessons were focussed around respect for ourselves, for others, and for our things. This year the respect lessons have been focussed on: • respect for our schools; • respect for our community; and • respect for our environment. The children have been learning more about why it’s important to respect and take care of the places we work, live and play. Along the way they’ve been covering ideas like how they can respect our schools and be proud representatives. They’ve been learning why it’s important to contribute to our community - and practising doing their part. And they’ve been learning ways to respect and care for our environment, and discovering how to apply this and make a positive impact. Recognising respect Each of the Kiwi Can Schools has nominated a “Kiwi Can Champion” – a student who has come to their notice, exemplifying respect in some way. These children are role modelling values we want to encourage and see more of in our community. Our challenge is to think about how we can all include these values in our everyday lives and make them a topic of conversation around our dinner tables and in the workplaces everywhere in Marlborough! Here are the nominations and their stories.

Kiwi Can has a history of making a big difference. The proof is in the research, and it shows Kiwi Can: • engages students; • improves listening and communication skills; • helps children play cooperatively and resolve behavioural issues more easily; • builds confidence; and • reduces bullying in schools. Kiwi Can is about transforming young lives forever and enhancing the communities we live in.

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Lexi Hale

Grovetown School

Age: 8

Dayna Price

Havelock School

Age: 13

Issac Templeman Linkwater School

Age: 9

“At Grovetown School we think Lexi is a Kiwi Can Champion because she is a polite, kind, respectful and friendly girl. This is particularly noticeable when she is working with other children, as she actively listens and gives feedback in a respectful manner.”

“Dayna consistently shows respect to herself, her peers and her environment. She is a positive influence on people around her by always lifting their spirits. Dayna will pick up rubbish left behind by other people and help keep our school tidy. Well done Dayna for being such a respectful person.”

“Issac always shows respect, no matter where he is. He shows that he cares about others at school by helping out classmates when they have a problem and Issac will explain what they need to do to them, showing respect for their learning. He shows respect for our school environment by keeping things tidy and helping others to do the same when the need arises.”

Addison Usher-Somers Age: 10

Akesha Buglar

Ellen Theobald

Picton School

Redwoodtown School

Age: 7

“Addi consistently demonstrates our school and our Kiwi Can Values like respect. She follows  instructions, plays fairly, is polite and uses kind words. Addi has many responsibilities which she undertakes independently. She always treats others, the environment and all equipment with care, respect and consideration. Addi upholds all our behavioural expectations and is an impressive role model.”

”Akesha is always looking after other people, in the classroom and playground. She goes out of her way to ensure the classroom is neat and tidy, even going above and beyond and buying some beautiful decor to make the classroom more homely.   She is a positive and caring individual in the classroom setting, and always including everyone in everything.  Akesha has a positive attitude towards everything she does.”

Ana Bailey

Olive Barnett

Spring Creek School

Age: 11

”Our Kiwi Can Champion - who sets such a good example in demonstrating respect - is Ana Bailey. Ana is constantly showing respect in all she does. She is respectful and kind, thoughtful to others and has a strong focus on caring for and respecting our environment.”

Tua Marina School

Age: 5

”Olive is an exceptional young girl. She is consistently polite, caring and respectful to everyone in the school community. Olive is always going out of her way to help new students feel welcome, looks after all school property and can be relied upon to make sure that everything  is tidied away and in the right place, showing real respect for our school and environment.”

Paetyn Collins

Whitney Street School

Age: 7

”Paetyn is always respectful and kind. She is an amazing classmate and knows what it means to be a great friend, treating others how she would like to be treated. She is a girl who loves, cares and shows respect for the environment (especially her farm animals and pets). Paetyn is considerate of others, understanding everyone’s individual needs. On top of all this, Paetyn is a wonderful big sister. We think she is a respectful Kiwi Can Champion!”

Renwick School

Age: 12

Viliami Manoa

Mayfield School

Age: 10

”Our Kiwi Can Champion for respect is a young chap who is a caring and considerate class member who strives to do the best he can. He has proven that he has great leadership qualities within the school and is a very reliable and respectful member of the class and the wider school community. He respects and models all of our schools values consistently and is a positive influence on everyone who is in touch with.”

Kevin Barnard

Riverlands School

Age: 9

”Ellen is a valuable, reliable and respected leader who has made a huge contribution of service to the school across many different areas. She is a genuine and kind young woman and always shows the utmost respect to her peers and teachers alike. Ellen is totally deserving of this recognition.”

”Kevin always shows respect to classmates and teachers, is kind, uses manners, and thinks of others. He listens to other perspectives and shows real integrity. Kevin respects the environment - as an Enviro team leader he helped set-up initiatives at school including toothbrush and bread-tag recycling. Kevin is a fantastic role model.”

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Olivia Trolove

Waikawa Bay School

Age: 8

”Connie is a kind, helpful and respectful student at Waikawa Bay School. She is involved in Kapa Haka, choir and music. Connie has helped with beach clean-ups and has been part of a stream study with her class. She cares about and respects our local environment and has shown an interest in the conservation of our local species.”

Ward School

Age: 12

”Olivia shows respect at all times, in all competitions, on the field and off; she is magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat. A successful student, athlete, and rep hockey player, she always shows respect to herself and others by trying her best, having a positive mindset and learning from her mistakes.”

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Local artist, Sarah Higgins, with her watercolour painting, 'Serenity' (left), which features in Marlborough Art Society's Figures exhibition. Photo by Aimee O’Hagan

‘Figure’ exhibition not one to miss Venturing into the Marlborough Art Society building on High Street will lead you to a fascinating collection of art that celebrates the human body in all it’s shapes and forms. It’s an exhibition named

‘Figure’, which consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and a range of artworks made with other media. All works of art were created by 30 members of the society’s life drawing classes

with Craig Bluett, which are held every Monday evening in modules of six weekly sessions. The exhibition will run until Saturday December 15, and is open to look at from 10:30am until 4:30pm daily.

Exciting art market coming up By Aimee O’Hagan

Want to see the stunning works of local artists, buy some pieces for your home, or even sell your own artwork? The Marlborough Art Society has got just the chance for you: come along to the MAS premises on High Street, this Sunday, December 8, to take a look at their first ever art market. According to MAS member, Annette Michna-Konigstorfer, the market is being held to celebrate society members’ “year-long creative activities” and to share a range of art with the

Marlborough community. “People can book a space (a carpark) for $5 and sell what they like – pictures, paintings, crafty things,” Annette says. “There are only a few spaces left, so please get in contact if you would like to book one. “Those who are interested can also book a table provided by the society or bring their own display equipment.” After the market finishes at 6pm, members will be holding a seasonal gathering inside the MAS building, where there will food and drink available,

and even a Christmas tree decorations competition to participate in. “Our vision for the art society is to involve people and get them here,” Annette says. “[The market is] a wonderful opportunity to buy art for yourself or someone special for that all-important Christmas gift.” The art market will run from 3pm until 6pm on Sunday, December 8. If bad weather persists, it will be postponed until a later date. For more information or to book a space at the market, call Annette on 02102351921. Gaynor Cotching (right) from Blenheim Lions Club presents a cheque of $1000 on behalf of the organisation to Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary project coordinator and representative, Rachel Russell. The cheque is one of eight monetary gifts which are given by the club to community groups each year. Gaynor says that this cheque is a "Christmas present" from BLC to the sanctuary. According to Rachel, the money will be used for the organisation's education programme, which involves getting school groups out to the sanctuary and providing specially designed educational books. Photo by Aimee O'Hagan.



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Wonderful Blue Door volunteers celebrated Last Saturday saw a large group of volunteers from local charity shop, The Blue Door, gather at Blenheim’s Nativity Church to celebrate the organisation’s successes and efforts put into 2019.

Volunteers and board members who have helped out at the store for five plus years – including some who have been there for as long as 18 years – were thanked and presented with framed certificate and gifts.

Brian Petersen (Blue Door volunteer, left), Ken Jones (Blue Door driver), Simon Wakelin (from Mayfield Motorworld), and Tony Hawke (Blue Door board member) with the brand new Blue Door truck. Photo supplied.

The Blue Door volunteers. Back left: Maggie Hill, Margaret Barnsley, and Vanessa Bull. Front left: Maureen Jones-Drummond, Sue Duckworth, Bre Pederson, and Katrina Hansen. Photo by Aimee O’Hagan

Stuart Smith MP for Kaikoura I wish all my constituents a happy and safe Christmas break- remember the sunblock and seatbelts. Blenheim electorate office (22 Scott Street) will be closed over the Xmas break and re-opens mid- January 2020. Window signage will indicate when open. Amberley office (103-a Carters Road) closes from 23 December and reopens late January 2020. Window signage will indicate when open. Amberley 03 314 7441

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Blenheim only 55 hours away from sunshine leader November’s weather data reveals Blenheim recorded well above the mean for temperature and sunshine hours, while windrun and rainfall were recorded well below the average. Blenheim’s sunshine hours are looking a little more promising after 272.8 hours were recorded, whereas 2018 saw 219.4, 2017 with 246.5 and 2016 with 232.3 hours for the month of November. The total sunshine hours for the 11 months from January to November 2019 is 2526.7 hours, above the long-term average of 2246. Richmond is still slightly ahead of Blenheim with 2581.5 hours, only 55 hours ahead of Blenheim. It’s a close race between the two towns so with one month to go, will Blenheim edge ahead and once again take the title of the ‘Sunniest Town in New

Zealand’? With the rain which kicked in to welcome the beginning of summer, it’s not been the best start for December. However the rainfall total for November, 42.6mm, is only 85percent of the long term average for the month (49.9mm). November’s rainfall for 2018 was recorded at 62.6mm, 2017 was 16.4mm, 2016 was 86.4mm and 2015 was 2.8mm (lowest total on record from 1930-2016). The total rainfall for the 11 months from January to November 2019 is 569.8mm, lower than the 96percent long-term average of 594.5mm. The mean temperature is looking a little more impressive with this being the second warmest November on record for the 88 years (1932-2019), sitting at 16.7°C.

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‘Rise Up’ premiere a success By Aimee O’Hagan

After many months of hard work – writing, then filming, and then constantly editing – Blenheim 16-year-old and avid filmmaker, Tyler Redmond, finally premiered his movie, ‘Rise Up’, at the Clubs of Marlborough on Friday evening. The 25 minute film explores the nature of bullying in high schools, and shows one of the many ways that those who experience it can stand up to the issue. According to Tyler, over 300 people attended the event. The event offered food and dr in k (including the mov-

ie-watching staple, popcorn), and even featured a red carpet! Two guest speakers from Marlborough District Council and New Zealand anti-bullying organisation, Sticks and Stones, attended the event to commend Tyler on his efforts and to discuss the importance of the film’s deeper theme. “I was pretty happy with how the night turned out,” Tyler says. “It was a very informative evening. “The cast and crew said they really enjoyed making the film and watching the premiere. “Overall – apart from a couple of mistakes and some issues with the sound – it went really well.”

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Over $4m coming to local schools By Celeste Alexander

State schools in Marlborough will receive a capital injection next year, valued for most at $693 per student, to bring forward urgent school property improvements. The one-off cash injection is the first project to be announced from the Government’s new package to future proof the economy, and will see some schools receive up to $400,000 to spend on needed upgrades that have been put on the back burner. School property projects the investment can be spent on include classroom upgrades, replacing roofing and guttering, upgrading storm water drainage systems, installing energy efficient heating and lighting and resurfacing outdoor courts and paved areas.

Marlborough will receive more than $4million in capital for the 27 state schools listed in the announcement. Key elements of the policy will see every school receive at least $50,000 regardless of the size of the school roll. For Waitaria Bay School, which has a roll of six students, this is a huge win. The maximum amount is set at $400,000, which will be received by Marlborough Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges. Following close behind are Renwick School with 562 students which will receive $389,466, Bohally with 508 students which will receive $352,044, and Springlands School with 427 students which will receive $295,911. This will be the biggest investment in school maintenance in at least 25 years.

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EVENT: SafeSquares workshop

Children and parents came along to Bunnings Blenheim on Saturday morning to paint a free ‘SafeSquare’ paver. The paver will act as a colourful safe spot for children to stand on when there are vehicles being used in the driveway at home.

Father and daughter, Jade (left) and Harlow Nathan, have fun painting Harlow’s paving stone.

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Supervisor Becks Haste helps out at the SafeSquare workshop.

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EVENT: Tua Marina School Christmas Fair

Tua Marina School held it’s annual Christmas fair on Sunday, which offered a garage sale, food and drink, live performances, an elf race, and so much more!

Bryn Woolley (left), Nickolas Paixao, and JP Alviar.

“Nana” Melanie Hampton (centre), with granddaughters Josephine (left) and Phillipa Hampton.

Emily Soward (left) and Claire McCulloch help out at the baking stall.

Janaya Clarke (left) and Sativa Scott decorate gingerbread cookies with marshmallows and icing.

William (left) and Harrison Brown get the chance to meet Santa!

Graeme Withers and Frances Bryant at the Tua Marina School Christmas Fair on Sunday.

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Tuesday Notice of Election Under the Marlborough Electric Power Trust Deed of Trust notice is given that on Monday 23rd March 2020, an election will be held for three (3) trustees of the Marlborough Electric Power Trust under the First Past the Post electoral system by postal and online voting.

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Candidates must have a principal residence in the area served by Marlborough Lines Limited and be eligible to hold office under the terms of the Trust Deed, copies of which are available on our website, or at the offices of Blenheim Accounting Ltd, 36 Maxwell Road, Blenheim.

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The Marlborough Electric Power Trust was established by Deed of Trust dated 28 April 1993. The Trustees hold the share capital of Marlborough Lines Limited in trust for the company’s electricity consumers.

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MCCALLUM, Pauline Fiona (Polly): On Friday November 29, 2019, suddenly at her home. Aged 61 years. Dearly loved partner of 30+ years of Ian. Loved Mum of Phillip and Tamara. Cherished Nanny Polly of Sativa and Riley, Payton and Lennox. A private family farewell has been held.

ANDERSON, Shirley: On Friday November 29, 2019, peacefully at Bethsaida Retirement Village. Aged 96 years. Much loved wife of the late Bill, loving twin sister of the late Joan Cann, and a loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. Messages may be sent to The Anderson Family, c/- 119/39 Kimbrae Drive, Rototuna North, Hamilton 3210. A Requiem Mass for Shirley will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, at 12 noon on Friday December 6, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery.

Housie/bingo. Blenheim Bowling Club, Weld Street. Every Thursday, 6.45pm start. Food available. Big Christmas night 19 December.

Usual bargains, good used clothing, household goods, tools, and books. Friday 6th December, 9am-noon at the Church Hall, Redwoodtown.




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Wednesday December 4, 2019


Football tournament fun for all Over 50 teams from ten primary schools around Marlborough - Springlands, Redwoodtown, Renwick, Waikawa Bay, Fairhall, Mayfield, Richmond View, Grovetown, Witherlea, and St Mary’s Schools - congregated at Blenheim’s A&P Park on Friday for the Marlborough Football Junior Interschool Tournament 2019. Ages of pupils competing ranged from year three to year eight.

The winners for the year three/four section were Springlands Real Madrid; the Witherlea Falcons took out first place in the year five/ six category; and the overall winners of the year seven and eight pool were the Redwoodtown Waru. The winning team of each age group was awarded a trophy to take back and display at their school. Photos by Frances Chin.


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Rarangi Golf results

Tane Whinham and Ariel Rove of Springlands School.

November 27, Men – Stableford, Ray Tomlinson 39; Jerome January 38; Len Barlow 38; John Jones 37; Terry Grant 37; Mike McConnell 37; Owen Gibbs 36; Maurice Soper 36; Hans Bloemberg 35; Alan Hogg 35; Allan Shutkowski 35. November 28, Ladies – Stableford, Kathy Payne 37 on c/b Margaret Tapp; Anne Newman 36 on c/b Lyn Brice and Sue Campbell; Lynn Naysmith 35 on c/b Tracy Bary and Rete Kydd. November 30, Men Monthly Mug, Best Gross – Tony Nichol 75; Best Net – Terry Lane 70; John Clark 70; Neil Reeves 72; Terry Allen 72; Owen Gibbs 72. Ladies Monthly Flute, Best Gross – Sue Campbell 93, Best Net – Maryann Best 74; Pat Olliver 74. December 1, Stableford – Men & Ladies, Barry Ellis 42; Sue Campbell 41; Terry Grant 39; Jerome January 37; John Clark 36; John Cootes 35. Picton Golf results November 29, 9Hole Stableford: Odette Roper 23; Trish Dahlberg 21; Heather Smith, Les Johnson, Lynette Pearce, Lyn Pawson 18; Joan Gabara , Barbara Fechney, Lynda White 16.

Marlborough Golf results

Renwick vs Waikawa.

Richmond View vs Redwoodtown.

November 27, Diana Pye Stableford. Marie Grant 41; Jane Anderson-Bay 40; Marion Tripe 39; Lizzie Turnbull 39; Jacky McGarry 37; Lucy Jefferis 37. November 28, men’s stableford. Tony Armstrong 41; Russell Law 40; Ian Newport 39; Paul Eden 39; Hans Blohm 38; Pete Jerram 37; Jeff Clarke 37; Bede O’Malley 37; Colin Marsden 37. November 30, Marge and Fred Betts 4BBB net. G Parker & L Pearce 56; M Skilton & T Skilton 60; C Armstrong & T Armstrong 60; B Burgess & H Stenhouse 60; S Brailsford & Betts 62; D Pickering & A Yemm 62; B O’Malley & J Maslin 62; Wilson & M Ponder 62; T Rutledge & A Preston 62; J Smith & S Smith 62. Men’s stableford. Peter Diack 39; Yuichi Ando 38; Peter Franks 36; Ian Newport 35; David Searle 35; Bruce Snowden 34.

Mohammed Kahn (Renwick School) and Ben Puryer (Springlands School).

Blenheim Golf results November 22, 9 Hole Twilight: Ivan Neame 21, Nigel Smith 19, Ken Jukes 19, Trent Davies 19, Mike McDonald 19, Mike Gardiner 18, Brent Baker 18, Phil Starkey 18, Shirley Godsiff 18. November 23, Closing Day American Greensome: Graham Kerrigan & Roy Lilley 62, Nigel Smith and Flea Norton 64, Doug Shaw and Dan Crawford 64, Morgan Bowe and Steve Anderson 64, Phil Starkey and Mike McConnell 68, Ross Agnew and Dave Menzies 68, Luke Yarrall and Margaret Hamilton 69. Fairweathers Prize NTP 6: Ian Clark.



Geoffrey T Sowman NTP for 2: Mike McConnell and Phil Starkey. November 25, 9 Hole Stableford Men: Les Boniface 22, Steve Griffin 21, Paddy Couchman 21, Ian Clark 20, Hay Montgomery 19, Brian Brown 18, John Rewi 18, Bill Varrall 18. Women: Shirley Godsiff 20, Chris Burns 19, Bernice Arnold 18, Jan Pegler 15. Trophy Winners 2019: Edgar Clarkson- Mike Guillemot, March Tropy - Rachel Bell, Top Dog Qualifiers - Edgar Clarkson and Mike Guillemot, March Trophy, Edgar Clarkson - Mike Guillemot, March Trophy - Rachel Bell, Top Dog




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Qualifiers - Brian and Luke Yarrall, MDC Cup - Clive Drummond and Judith Batty, Browne Memorial - Graeme Daines, McArthur Cup - Graeme Daines, Mortimer Cup Mike Gardiner, John Bonnington Cup - Desz Campbell, CV Ritchie Memorial - Mike McConnell, Groombridge Sportsman Award Mike McConnell, runner up Doug Shaw, Senior - Trent Davies r/u Graeme Daines. Intermediate A - Mike Gardiner r/u Luke Yarrall, Intermediate B - Mike Guillemot r/u Ray Herd, Junior A - Desz Campbell r/u Clive Aitchison, Junior B - Bob

Penington, Senior Plate - Brent Baker, Intermediate Plate - Mike McConnell, Junior Plate - Dan Crawford, Singles Knockout - Blue Arthur r/u Mike McConnell, Dunlop Cup - Don Lamond r/u Blue Arthur, Mixed Four Ball - Mike Guillemot and Rachel Bell, runner up: Jim Findlay and Margaret Hamilton, Mens Four Ball - Clive Aitchison and Blue Arthur, r/u Alby Atkinson and Phil Starkey, Richard Best Trophy Luke Yarrall, Gross Ringers - Brent Baker, Nett Ringers - Brian Brown and Clive Aitchison, Reeves Trophy - Don Lamond, Bing Cup - Paddy Norton Jnr.


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