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Hair has gone Rachel Hutchinson and Maria Boniface have had their heads shaved for Cancer .

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Gold Medalist Picton celebrated the home coming of Gold Medalist Joseph Sullivan.

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By Annabelle Latz The number of customers crossing the road for the chicken at KFC are decreasing. This is according to the large number of complaints The Sun has received in the past three weeks, about the poor state of the fast food chain restaurant. Slow service, dirty tables and seats, foodcovered floors, forgotten food items, cold food, and standing in queues for too long, were

amongst the most common areas of concern. Jock Rattray (above) describes himself as a ‘loyal supporter’ of KFC for the past 10 years, but said the restaurant has recently lost his custom. For the past decade, Jock has treated himself twice a week to KFC, but he has recently cut all ties with the fast food chain. “Tables are always dirty and floors are covered in crumbs.

It’s never cleaned up properly and always looks shabby. I am normally there before lunch and it doesn’t look like it was cleared from the night before.” He said it was sad to see a new restaurant in such a bad state now, and it will be doing the reputation of the town no favours. “It’s not a good look, especially for the outof-towners.” Continued page 4.

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More than $3000 raised The air breezed against their heads as their locks fell to the floor last Friday evening. Rachel Hutchinson and Maria Boniface have had their heads shaved for Marlborough Cancer Society, and a big crowd turned up at Biddy Kates Irish Bar, as eight people braved the clippers. “It’s so cool, there’s a great crowd and I’m absolutely rapt,” said Maria. Nearly two months ago Rachel’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. First up was Craig Forman from Rangers football club, in the hands of Michelle Caldwell from Endeavour salon. She said reactions from cancer patients to having their hair shaved off, varies. “Some women are totally emotionally prepared.” Michelle described Friday’s event as awesome. “I’ll donate my time, but not my hair!” Maria sported a mullet for an hour or more, at the request of her son, Zach

Rachel Hutchinson and her daughter Ashleigh, 18, who shaved her head two years ago to raise money for Canteen.

Kennett-Boniface. “It feels really good,” said Maria, admitting a few initial nerves. Rachel’s facial expressions told a story of their own. “I haven’t seen a mirror yet, but it feels alright, better than I thought it would.” Rachel’s daughter Ashleigh, 18, had her hair shaved off two years ago to support the children’s cancer charity Canteen. “I knew mum would do it, I’m very proud.” Kassandra Freeth, 21, had heard about the challenge on the radio that morning. “I just heard about it and thought I’m going to do this sort of thing too.” Finn Sloan was the youngest head shave candidate. “Oh, I decided about five minutes ago,” said the 11 year-old. His dad Terry, who owns the pub with his wife Audrey, was very proud of his eldest son. “It’s for such a great cause and so many people are connected and affected by cancer.” Maria’s workmate, constable Brett Burns also got taken to with the clippers. Cr Terry Sloan took the honours with the hand piece. Brett has a short haircut for work anyway, and was happy to support his workmate. Caitlin Wilson and Hayley MortimerJones also had their heads shaved. Maria and Rachel added in a huge thank you to Terry and Audrey Sloan for their wonderful support. “Donations are still coming in, and we would love to get over $3000.00,” she said. Maria finally had her mullet shaved off, with the help of Chris Mortimer-Jones.

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BIG wednesday lotto $20 mIllIon tonIGht The BIG Wednesday draw has jackpot to $20 million this Wednesday. The Jackpot was not struck last week. Marlborough didn’t win any of the major prizes in Lottos 25th birthday last week, but there were nine $2500.00 winners. Six from Blenheim and three from Picton.

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A small number of Blenheim Burger King workers protested outside the fast-food chain on Saturday, wearing duct tape over their mouths. The group handed out leaflets in silent protest of the company’s “Union busting,” as part of national measures taken by Unite Union. ten year old lucy Bendell with her Gold medal signed by Joseph.

A crowd close to 1000 people braved the cool weather to welcome home Picton’s first Olympic Gold Medallist Joseph Sullivan. He was rowed ashore by members of the Picton Rowing Club in the skiff he first rowed on Picton Harbour. Once on the foreshore young children crowded around Joseph and his Gold winning medal. Picton Rowing Club members then formed a guard of honour, marching the Gold medallist rower through the cheering crowd to a welcoming haka by the Queen Charlotte College kapa haka group at London Quay. Joseph was then introduced to the crowd after speeches from Marlborough Mayor Alistair

Sowman, New Zealand Rowing chairman Ivan Sutherland and Picton Rowing Club president Jim Anderson. Joseph told the crowd he was overwhelmed and humbled by the turnout. “I couldn’t have come from a better region or a better community, so thank you,” he said. He thanked his first coach Dave Bugler “for telling me I was too bloody small”. He also told the large gathering, “this gold medal proves that anyone can do what I have done and I really hope that someone else has the guts to get up and do it as well. Finally Joseph was happy to sign autographs for his young and not so young adoring fans.

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Poor KFC service Continued from Page 1 Jock also said KFC staff were abusing their discount rights. “It seems to be that each time I go in, one of the new male staff members is always on the customer side of the counter, ordering up big time with his mates and using his staff discount to pay for it. That I would have thought is abusing his privilege to get discount KFC for himself.” Jock said the waiting time is too long, especially when the food is all just sitting there ready to be served, and there seemed to be no urgency getting food out. “It has never been up there with the other outlets like McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Subway.”

there again on Sunday at 11am, just to have a look and to see if conditions had improved. The restaurant was empty, and there were just two cars in the drive-thru. Applications are now being invited “I for the position of Field Team don’t think it had been Member/Diver within our Aquaculture department. thenight Picton mopped downBased from atthe Aquaculture Centre this is a permanent full-time position. Start date to before, and the windows at be confirmed. the drive-thru were dirty.” The Field Team provides practical support to our five farms in the HeAsaid his friend waswill there Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds. majority of your time forondinner week, and had be spent working at the sea farms, net, sealast cage, mooring, accommodation relocation/installation andan maintenance to wait hour. projects or at the Picton Aquaculture Centre. “They had run out of chickDiving qualifications are desirable,en.” however we will provide full training if required to ADAS part 2. The Sun asked KFC for a The successful applicant should have: response to the complaints Jock said he would now go • Good status of physical fitnesscoming and wellbeing. from customers. elsewhere, where the ser• Good communication skills. Sally Paterson replied, on vice •is Agood, you todon’t willingness learn have and be practical. behalf of KFC, from Resto wait, hot, within condi• Anfood ability is to work a small team. taurant Brands New A positive with are a determination for continuous Zealand tions•are clean, attitude and staff improvement. Limited company, in Auckfriendly and bubbly. While not essential it would advantageous Out of curiosity, Jock went land. to possess:

She said KFC is aware of issues at its Blenheim store affecting service levels. “Dealing with these issues has led to staff turnover at the store and we are actively recruiting for new staff and Applications close Friday management.” 14 March great 2008 and should have “Some people be directed along with been employed over the past your CV to: few months and are confident The Field Team levels Managerwill be that service Field Team/Diver Position back on track once we have The New Zealand completed fillingKing our staffing Salmon Co requirements for the store.” PO Box 3, Picton She said customer feedback Attn: Bazil Henare isE encouraged to the Area Manager Aaron M 029 223 3671 Greenwood and to Regional or apply online at: Operating Manager, Bronwyn Bindon. “So we can support the store back to its former success and levels of customer satisfaction.”

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By Annabelle Latz Mayor Alistair Sowman says he was never given the opportunity to discuss the idea of more salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds from New Zealand King Salmon. He ad m it te d Cent ra l G ove r n m e n t m ay h ave been ‘disappointed’ when Marlborough District Council submitted against nine new marine farms being developed in the Sounds, and he always would have stood by the Council’s word to defend the District Plan. “The district plan is being reviewed, but at this stage, as it is formulated, it stands.” The EPA recommended to the Minister of Conservation that the proposal was nationally significant and should be considered by a board of inquiry. “They decided to go the Environmental Protection Agency route, which took any discussion out of the frame.” The NZKS proposal was lodged with the EPA last October. “We didn’t know until very late in the piece where they wanted to establish the farms,

Alistair Sowman and discovered it involved the prohibited area of the Sounds for marine farming.” The EPA’s board of inquiry hearing began in Blenheim on Monday morning, to decide whether NZKS can develop nine more marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds. It is expected to last 10 weeks. “The EPA will have to look at all sides of the argument,” said Alistair. Alistair’s response to the Government’s recent pressure to change stance, was that the District Plan took 10 years to put together, and involved much input and consultation from the Marlborough community. Alistair said the council is not

opposed to aquaculture. At the hearing yesterday mor n i ng, D erek Nola n, Counsel for NZKS, presented an overview to the Board of Inquiry, on NZKS’s position. He acknowledged a number of areas of concerns brought up by Sounds residents in the submission process, such as noise levels, air quality and changes to the natural environment. He said NZKS had carried out thorough research, and concluded, after assessing information gathered from a number of environmental researchers, the affects on the Sounds’ natural environment and landscape would be minimal or non existent. Derek added that the net positive social effects of the proposed farms would offset any concerns. The nine new farms will grow NZKS business to grow 21,000-22,000 tonnes of salmon per year. “There will be no overall

n ega t ive ef fe c t o n t h e ‘100% Pure’ or ‘Destination Marlborough’ tourism brands,” said Derek. FACT BOX: The process. The Board of Inquiry is made up of five members: Judge Gordon Whiting, Commissioner Helen Beaumont, Edward Ellison, Mark Farnsworth and Michael Briggs. NZKS has requested: a plan change to the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan to rezone eight specific areas; has addressed the method of allocation of the right to apply for coastal space for marine farming; eight concurrent applications for resource consents to allow salmon farming; and an application for resource consent to allow salmon farming at a site at White Horse Rock, Pelorus Sound, on a site zoned Coastal Marine Zone 2, therefore not requiring a plan change for resource consent to be applied for.


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Budding talent at Springlands By Robbie Parkes Talented artists at Springlands School are expressing themselves in a variety of mediums in a bid to raise money for their school camp. Students from the senior syndicate classes will be showcasing their artistic flair at the Budding Young Talent Art Exhibition this weekend at the Drylands Winery Conference Rooms. Artist Gynelle Blake, has been running Friday afternoon art sessions for the students to paint, draw, sculpt and snap. “They have worked enthusiastically for the past 10 to 12 weeks, dedicating time to working on their pieces, and have even given up lunch breaks to complete them. “ She said they have created some

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Sizzling success for World Vision Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Friday sausage sizzle Fridays at Redwoodtown School have contributed hugely to helping its Cambodian friend Putheavey Rouen, receive clean water, sanitation, food security and education in his village Samrong Tong. The project with World Vision over the past nine years has been so successful that Putheavey, 16 years-old, no longer needs the school’s help. The success was celebrated last Friday, when the students were this time shouted their weekly sausage sizzle. Chris Davis, World Vision coordinator for 320 schools in the South Island, said it was a sign of the school’s ongoing generosity that Putheavey no longer needs help. Currently, 10 development programmes like this are closing down. “This means success stories, because all the goals have been achieved.” He said the weekly sausage sizzles have meant the students have been able to identify what their money is going towards, instead of having oneoff fundraising events once a year.

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Along with school discos, and regular ‘super-milo’ days, Redwoodtown school has been fundraising at least $800 each year, well above the target amount of $450. The generous efforts of Redwoodtown School will continue, and a new child will now be sponsored. Chhoeut Chhorng, 9, from Stong in Cambodia will now receive help thanks to the wonderful efforts of Redwoodtown School.


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Sun readers have their say... Q: What TV shows have you been watching lately?

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Pride of doing a good job The Ed, I’d like to pick up on Retired Paper Boy’s comments in regard to paper delivery. About three years ago I experienced the same problem on the Gold Coast. Non delivery, paper thrown on the property, the pathway and everywhere except the letter-box. I rang the paper, our similar Gold Coast SUN, and was told that the problem was getting reliable staff. My response was ‘find some and in the meantime I’ll do the delivery for three months’. The money was a pittance, but the pride of doing a job properly was

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Keep it green A few dedicated “Greenies” at Wairau Hospital have helped establish a new recycling programme which aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. After a year of trialing services, the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) has rolled out recycle collection points around the hospital grounds with the introduction of 30 “Happy Weka” branded recycle wheelibins to collect either glass, plastic or co-mingled recyclables. L oca l f i r m, Waste Ser vices Marlborough were chosen by the NMDHB to provide the recycling programme for the hospital. Theatre nurse, Jill Burrows was an instrumental driving force in establishing recycle services for the hospital. When the DHB Green Team kicked off the greening project in 2007 it was a great opportunity to start recycling in a more robust way and start to put systems in place, she said. “There is so much plastic waste, particularly in the operating theatre department, that it was a crying shame to see it going to landfill.” Initially a few “Greenies” would collect staff kitchen plastics, tins, glass and even all the food scraps, and either

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Batty about bats No one is sure of the exact population of long-tailed bats in Marlborough, but if it disappears, the whole world will lose out. Siobain Browning from Picton spoke to Annabelle Latz about her role in the project to save the long-tailed bat at Pelorus Bridge, to share her encouraging words about the quest to save this unique mammal. In 2005 the long tail bat made itself noticed in the Pelorus Bridge campground. There are less than 100 longtailed bats at Pelorus, part of a South Island population that is experiencing a desperate decline in numbers. They must be saved. Two years ago Forest and Bird started a trapping programme, in partnership with DOC and Ngati Kuia, to reduce the number of possums, stoats and rats, which are a threat. There are more than 1000 bat species in the world, but no other country has the long-tailed or the lesser short-tailed bat. “This is a really special country. We have many species that if we lose them, the whole world has lost them.” These bats are the only native land mammals to New Zealand. Short-tailed bats have higher population numbers than longtailed bats, but these days, short tailed bats are found in fewer but larger colonies. Long tailed bats have more pockets of populations, but each population has fewer bats in it. Siobain said just a few decades ago people would regularly see bats in Marlborough. “Today people barely even know that they should be here. It’s quite depressing to look at a map of where bats use to be, they were once found throughout New Zea-

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land.” From Pelorus Bridge, the long-tailed bats can sometimes be spotted at night time, when they come out to eat. “They can eat between 2000 to 4000 insects in a night.” Bats also work as pollinators. “Everything is connected, and losing one species can have repercussions all through the system.” These bats are the only mammal in the world to hunt both on the ground and in the air. Siobain is a community relations ranger for DOC, based at the Picton office, and has been living in Marlborough for the last year. As well as her involvement professionally with the project, she is also one of more than 20 volunteers who check the traps regularly on a rotational weekly basis.

“This is a really special country. If we lost it, the whole world has lost it.” “I’ve been so impressed with so many individuals and community groups in the Marlborough Sounds, there are just so many passionate people here.” There are nine set lines of traps, each with between 10 and 70 traps. Siobain checks her line of traps once a month, which takes her about three hours, taking her up to Trig K and the lookout track about Pelorus Bridge.

“ I t ’s one of the best bits of bush in the area. Anyone can do this, and it makes a walk worthwhile.” She said the different lines of traps vary in difficulty of terrain and length. “There’s something for everybody. My line has no bush bashing, but it’s quite a climb.” Siobain admitted it’s an advantage not to have a squeamish stomach. “I see lots of rats and mice. I take out the body, then put more bait in the trap and re-set it.” The rat traps are set with peanut butter and oats, stoats like dehydrated processed rabbit, while possums like apple dipped in cinnamon. The bodies are either tossed away, or sometimes the possum fur is used by people, and stoat tails will be sent to another project where they are made in to fishing flies. “It’s great to make use of the products.” Health and safety is a bit part of being a volunteer on the project. Siobain said personal locater beacons are given out to those on remote trails. “I like to get away and have some peace and quiet.” Some people also like to make a

Siobain Browning is involved in a programme run by the Department of Conservation, in conjunction with Forest and Bird, to increase the population of the long tail bat at Pelorus Bridge. day of it with family and friends, going in pairs or small groups to check the traps. “If it’s too wet, people delay checking their lines until it is safe to do so. The more volunteers we have, the more people we have to walk the lines.” Conservation Week, September 9-16, is all about making the most of the parks this year, with the theme ‘Love Your Parks.’ Siobain wants to encourage more

people to explore the area, and experience the beauty she and the volunteers get to enjoy regularly. “There are so many people I feel don’t make the most of what is in their back yard.” The open day at 10am on Saturday September 15 will provide a chance to find out what it is like to be a volunteer here. “It’s not that hard but it is very satisfying!”

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All about attitude Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Brenna Nation says it is vital that people suffering from cancer have the chance to talk to survivors their own age. The Renwick resident, who has been here since last September, has recently turned 30. It was April 2007, and Brenna was just 24 years-old, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her first son Benji was five months old, and she had just finished breast feeding. Brenna has recently completed a Cancer Connect training course with the Cancer Society, which provides an easy way for cancer sufferers to get in contact with sufferers or former sufferers their own age. “It’s a way for people to find a real person to talk to.” On the two-day training course in Wellington, she said it gave a realisation of how many cancer types there are, with many sufferers finding it very hard to have someone to talk to. “Breast cancer is so in your face, it’s got quite a monopoly really, but there are so many other cancers out there that are not so public.” Living in Christchurch at the time when she was

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diagnosed with cancer, medical trends leaned to the normality factor of Brenna finding a lump, given that she was young, and had recently finished breast feeding. “I was a bit worried, but I didn’t know how worried I should be.” She had a six week wait to see a specialist, who told her it was most likely a blocked milk duct. Brenna was determined to have that confirmed, so a core biopsy by ultra sound was taken, to be sure. “That afternoon they rang me, and said I was to bring somebody with me. I thought this can’t be good!” Brenna and her husband Andrew were told she had an aggressive form of breast cancer. “I said okay, now what, I just wanted to know what to do next.” A lumpectomy removed the lump from the right breast. She insisted both breasts were removed, and she would have reconstruction. “I was told a double mastectomy was too extreme. But I didn’t want the ongoing risk.” But as cancer was found in one of the four lymph nodes too, she knew it was for the best. It was a massive few months for the young mother, and Brenna remembers finding it hard to find someone to talk to, close to her own age, who had been through the same thing. “I knew there were more people out there.” At the time, Brenna was an administrative worker at a newspaper in Christchurch, so started blogging. It created a way for Brenna to find people to talk to, and help others. “I’m a really honest straight up person. I just kind of jumped on the bandwagon. I knew if I could help one person, my job was done, and I felt I could get something back.” Brenna wanted to make people aware that young healthy people get cancer too. “Life is not fair, it is what it is. But my positive

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Not your typical fair By Robbie Parkes You won’t see your typical jams and pickles on sale at the Tua Marina Craft Fair this weekend, but daffodils will certainly make an appearance. Now in its second year, the fair is bigger, with about 28 to 30 stalls to be set up, said organiser Margaret Foster. Last year $450 was donated to the Cancer Society from money raised at the event, and the same will happen this year. Cancer Society Marlborough centre manager Margot Wilson, said they will have a stand there with merchandise and daffodils for sale. “It’s just a good way for us to get out there in the

community.” “We just really appreciate it when a group such as Tua Marina, through their connections want to help us, it’s a really nice way of helping out.” Margaret said the previous year’s fair was successful so they would make it an annual event, which runs the weekend straight after Daffodil Day. “Last year was just absolutely incredible.” “The hall was full of people, we had them waiting in lines outside the door.” The Craft Fair will include raffles, sausage sizzles, stalls with lavender products, knitting, pendants, wheatbags, puppets, wooden toys, felted slippers, and the

list goes on. “It’s all handmade by the people themselves.” The craft fair is just one of the events Margot said, volunteers will attend to help spread the Daffodil Day message. “On Friday, we’ll swing into action and people will be out on the day from eight in the morning.” “We’ll be looking close to 200 volunteers in every capacity on Friday, and we’re so very grateful to them.” There will entertainment and a BBQ in the Market St Forum on Friday from 11 am. The Tua Marina Craft Fair is on September 1 and 2, from 10am until 4pm at the Tua Marina Hall.


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 Haleigh Blake, Fenella White, and Mitchell Blake were working hard on their paintings and drawings for the school’s art exhibition fundraiser.

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Do you live in Renwick, Springlands, Grovetown or Spring Creek We require relief deliverers in these areas over the school holidays. Our paper is delivered twice a week on Wednesdays & Fridays. Must be reliable and honest

MEMBERSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP MANAGER We wish to appoint a person as Membership and Sponsorship Manager to support retention and growth of our membership and expansion of our sponsorships.

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BLENHEIm Senior Citizens Club Inc. Notice of A.G.M Thursday 6 September 2012 2pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 172 high Street, Blenheim.

Dads, grandfathers, kids and families come along to this fun day, where Kite Making expert Ted will show us how to make kites. Your creations will be yours to keep and hopefully provide hours of flying fun for the family!

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Wednesday August 29, 2012

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The Marlborough Electric Power Trust advises that it will be holding its Annual Public meeting on Monday 10 September 2012 at 10.00am, to be held at the St John’s Building, 93 Seymour St.


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The meeting is to: • Report on the operation of the Trust and the Company during the preceding financial year and on the financial statements of the Trust and the Company for the financial year ended 31 March 2012. • Enable general public discussion and information to beneficiaries of the Trust.



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Joseph Sullivan Homecoming

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The Picton Rowing club rowed Joseph to the Picton foreshore.

Joanna Beach, 7 and Florence Kenny, 6.

Graeme Rose from Window Treatments one of Josephs biggest supporters.

Joseph shows his gold medal to his waiting fans on the Picton foreshore. ABOVE: Queen Charlotte College kapa haka group welcome Joseph at London Quay. BELOW: The large crowd wait for Joseph at the Picton foreshore on Sunday afternoon.

Young fans, from left, Georgie Ballagh, 9, Lily Bond, 8, Pippa Barnes, 10 (obscured), Vita Elworthy, 9, and Mimi Bond, 9, get a picture with Joseph and his gold medal. All the girls go to Rapaura School except Pippa Barnes who is at Fairhall School.


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Mastering the slopes Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Racing bibs get pulled on just once a year for many of the Masters skiers, and they always make a great social weekend of the Atomic Masters competitions at Rainbow Ski Area. Favourable weather conditions managed to hold out for the grand slalom and slalom events, which all took place on Saturday, attracting nearly 60 competitors. Sun reporter Annabelle Latz joined the skiers over a lunch of hot soup and sandwiches to ask them how their day was going. She had even braved the giant slalom course that morning, giving her a slightly educated idea of what all this ski racing fandom was about. Assistant organiser of the event, Kerry Stratford said there was a great turnout of competitors for both competitions, open to skiers aged 21 years-old and above. Despite the cloud slowly rolling in all day, he said everyone was enjoying themselves. Mike Shirer from Mapua has been racing for four years, and said snow conditions were good. “It’s a fast but soft course.” Allan Martella was helping on the start gate. “It’s great for people to support this sport, you can do it until you are eighty.” Alain Hauswirth said many of the Masters skiers had skied all over the world, but on a good day, Rainbow Ski Area was as good as any other field. Garry Askew was the pioneer of Masters skiing in the region. The first competition was in 1991, with just a handful of candidates. He said once the basic elements of skiing are gathered, anyone can do Masters skiing. “It’s a life time sport, it keeps you young,” said the 74 year-old with a grin on his face.

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Peter schoni, (left) allan martella and alain hauswirth, at the rainbow masters atomic ski competition earlier this month. John Beattie was taking part in the day’s competition for the first time. “I’ve had the pressure on me for a time.” He was pleased with his first effort, considering the challenging light as the cloud drifted in late morning. He gets on his skis up to nine times a season, and has been involved in many working bees over the years at Rainbow.

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Makos upset Canterbury The Tasman Makos 25-22 upset against Canterbury in the ITM Cup match on Friday has given Taranaki something to think about. The rugby team head into their

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Spud in a bucket Matthew Robinson, 2 and Joshua Dobby, 15 with their supplies for the Marlborough A&P show Spud in a Bucket competition.

By Robbie Parkes Green-thumbed children can start digging out their tools for this year’s Spud in a Bucket competition. The contest is par t of the Marlborough A & P Association’s 140th annual show, and is now open to youngsters wishing to enter. Under the ‘Home Industries’ section, the Spud in a Bucket event challenges children to grow the biggest potatoes in time for the November 9 and 10 festival. ‘Home Industries’ organiser Katherine Dobby, said the competition has been put forward to allow the 90-day spuds to truly flourish. The event reaps a decent number of potatoes that are

donated to the foodbank following the weigh-in. “It’s teaching them how to be self sufficient from a young age, and it’s instilling some important information in them too.” The contest is open to the first 100 children up to 16 years old, who can collect their spuds (donated by Feedlands) and buckets from Feedlands Ltd on High St. Entries need to be planted by September 1. T he pr ize money is sponsored by Sam’s Computer Clinic, with The Chocolate Shoppe, Topshots Photolab, Langwoods Photo Centre, and The Sewing Store sponsoring other prizes in the ‘Home Industries’ section.

FROM LEFT: Maree Perano from The Sun, Jess Monk from SPCA, and Aynsley Carrick from The Sun, supporting SPCA Cupcake Day on Monday.

Cupcakes appeal By Annabelle Latz Hundreds of cupcakes were making their way into work places and people’s homes on Monday, as part of SPCA’s cupcake appeal. Jess Monk is animal care manager at SPCA, and was busy spreading the sweet goodness. “The weather is a bit of a dampener, but I’m sure people

will come to morning tea and be hanging out for a cupcake on a day like this.” The cupcakes were sold for a donation, and their differing shapes and colours were thanks to the creative minds of people at Marlborough Vintners Hotel, Hotel d’Urville, New World and SPCA volunteer Sophie Matthews who

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