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ABOVE: Francesca Thornley 2nd place, winner Mel Greenwood, audience choice Rachel Bishell and 3rd place and Miss Photogenic Della Offord. RIGHT; Winner Mel Greenwood and husband Hamish. LEFT: Mel in her wedding dress on Saturday night.

By Celeste Lodewyk Mel Greenwood came close to pulling out of the Beavertown Blenheim Bride of the Year 2012 show, but is now thanking her lucky stars that she did not. Mel was named the winner of the show on Saturday night, much to the delight of her husband Hamish. For Mel it was simply a chance to wear her dress again so when her name was called out as the first place getter, shock and amazement set in. Continued page 2.

Vicky Mack received her second Queen Elizabeth II Music Fund Award.

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Guardian of the Sounds group appeal to public By Annabelle Latz Scientific research is expensive but essential, if the Marlborough Sounds is to avoid being a giant salmon farm. Guardian of the Sounds chairman Peter Beech (pictured right) said it is a race against time and money to oppose King Salmon’s proposal to extend its salmon farming operation. “We need to fund scientific experts, because that’s the only way we can win this case.” Pet e r is ple a d i ng w it h t h e Marlborough community to continue supporting the fundraising efforts of these groups. “I’m just appealing to people to look at the Save Our Sounds website, and the Facebook page. Join SOS and donate to the cause.” Guardian of the Sounds group

has been working closely with Save Our Sounds group to fund scientific analysis of the Marlborough Sounds,

for next month’s hearing. “A small handful of us are trying to hold back this huge tidal wave.” The case is with the Environmental Protection Agency, and submitters’ evidence is due on July 27. Peter said the recent revelation that New Zealand King Salmon’s farm at Waihinau Bay has gone ‘code red’ after a higher than normal amount of fish have been dying has brought little comfort to him, in the group’s bid to stop the company from expanding. “It’s really disturbing that King Salmon can lose half a million fish or more, and not be able to tell the public why all these fish have died.” He said there will be a reason why, but NZKS would have chosen not to share the information, in fear of damaging its reputation.

Peter described the mystery as NZKS’s “dirty little secret.” The Sun tried to contact NZKS for comment, but all staff concerned was unavailable for comment at the time. Peter said having Marlborough District Council, Department of Conservation, and local iwi groups on its side added confidence, leading up to the hearings date in Marlborough next month. Peter admitted that taking on a multi-million dollar internationally majority-owned company like NZKS was very tough. “The only thing we can really deal with is science. Research costs an absolute fortune. NZKS has $10 million to play with, and we can’t even afford a lawyer.”

Bride show - best yet Continued from page 1 “I think Hamish and I were both shocked, we still are,” she laughs. “I didn’t enter the show to win, just to have a fun day in my dress.” Already Mel has put one of her prizes to good use. “One of the first things I did was book tickets to go see Ben Harper perform with my travel voucher. “All of the prizes I received were amazing and it took a good half hour to look through them. Local businesses were very generous in their donations,” she says. Show organiser Carol Taylor says this year’s show, the 10th anniversary, was “outstanding”.

Katrina Whiteside with Della Offord winning the prize for Miss Photogenic donated by Les and Katrina Whiteside from The Blenheim Sun.

“The judges remarked to me that this year was the hardest ever to judge and their marking was so close between the brides. “Each of the girls looked spectacular and had groomed themselves from head to foot, and in my eyes there were many deserving brides,” she says. Judging the event were Arthur Devine, Julie Penman, Ray McCormick, Carol Vercoe and Melissa Ruffell. “I wish to thank the judges, the sponsoring businesses, the community and the brides for contributing toward making this year’s show the best yet,” Carol says.

Bride of the Year 2012 results: 1st: Mel Greenwood (nee Shearer). 2nd: Francesca Thornley (nee Muollo). 3rd and Miss Photogenic: Della Offord (nee Edwards). Audience Choice: Rachel Bishell (nee Cooper) Lucky prize cash draw donated by Bernadette Thomas: Crystal Pritchard. More photos on pages 13, 14 and 15.

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Locals to build development Story by Annabelle Latz John Derry has always wanted to be a publican. That wish has been granted, with work on the Springlands site for the proposed Speight’s Ale House predicted to be underway soon. As developer of the bar and restaurant on Middle Renwick Rd next to Countdown supermarket, John can now move onto the next stage of development. “It is exciting times.” Resource and discharge consents were granted by the Marlborough District Council last Friday, and

the decision was made public on Monday. John said floor plans are 99 per cent done, and pricing work will begin soon. Tenders will be offered to local building companies, and will take place during the next month. “The cost will be well into the millions of dollars with the fitting of the bar and everything else.” He said a lot of work was carried out for the consent process - looking thoroughly at areas involving noise control, traffic volumes and roading - so the consent conditions given were not a surprise.

John derry with his new ale house promotional vehicle will be seen around town.

Conditions include doors be kept shut from 10pm, deliveries occur only between 7am and 10pm, and a two-metre high acoustic fence to block noise. “They were all things that we had offered in the consent. I had a group of people who did a really thorough job.” He predicts doors will open to

the public at the beginning of next year. “In the next six to eight weeks I hope to get things started.” Marlborough Heating and Plumbing will also be involved in the development. “There will be lots of innovation. Lion Breweries is very pleased with it.”

Katie makes first arrest Photo and story Annabelle Latz Stuart Johnson and his dog Katie like their peaceful Saturday mornings. But one recent Saturday provided a trend of a different kind. “I was sitting at the table in the sun and I saw a young man come running down into our section, and jump the fence.” It was just after 9am when the disruption occurred for the Avening Close resident. His section backs onto the reserve at the De Castro subdivision. Katie, his Schnauzer, was also taken by surprise. Stuart went outside, and peered over his fence to see a person hiding in the bushes. At the same time two policemen came walking over, and without saying a word Stuart pointed to the bushes. “As soon as they knew I was pointing at the bushes, they came running. The policemen yelled out to the youth to come forward

because they had dogs.” With this excitement Katie started barking. “The guy shot up saying ‘I’m coming out!’ He thought the barking from Katie was a police dog.” Stuart said Katie’s barks were very angry at this point. “She just let loose, barking and barking.” The youth was arrested at the time. Moments earlier the 17 year-old crashed the car he was driving into a power pole on Avening Close, then abandoned it and ran through a series of back yards, before hiding in the bushes. He appeared in The Blenheim Court on Monday, pleading guilty to the two charges of Driving with Excess Breath Alcohol (his level was 840 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath, but his limit is 0), and Careless Driving. He was sentenced to six months disqualification, nine months supervision, and is to undertake alcohol and drug counselling.

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By Robbie Parkes Record numbers of attendees gave exhibitors at the 2012 Marlborough Home and Garden Show something to celebrate at the weekend. Over 6,000 people came through the doors of Stadium 2000, similar numbers to the 2009 show. “There was a good increase on the number of people who attended last year,” said Anne Joll of Jade Promotions, which organise the event. “People were really happy, some people sold out of product and others said they found good leads.” She said the market has been tough, but from the success this year, other local businesses will be able to see the benefits of exhibiting at the show.

A range of products such as heat pumps, electric knife sharpeners, shammy cloths and garlic salt were on display. Darryl and Cecilia Norman of GroutPro Marlborough worked their first stall this year. “It’s very well organised and every stand is full, and that shows the popularity of it,” said Cecilia, on the day. “It just allows people to wander around at their leisure to renovate their homes and gardens.” She said the Home Show is about demonstrating their wares to the customer face-to-face. “People are often reserved about making that phone call and inviting people into their homes.” “It breaks the ice,” said Darryl.

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New location, new look for SBS By Robbie Parkes After a long time in the pipeline, Blenheim SBS bank’s new building has officially opened. Staff, customers, and Makos players were present when Mayor Alistair Sowman cut the ribbon on Monday morning. The branch moved from their former Market St address to a bigger set-up in the Stirling Sports building on the corner of Market St and Main St. Long serving customers Tom and Nola Hurford were invited along with one of the Bank’s youngest clients, Harrison Kirk’, to commemorate the occasion and cut the cake. Tom and Nola have been SBS customers since the 1980’s, both in Christchurch and Blenheim. “It’s a pleasure to come down here and see their much larger premises,” said Tom. Makos players Hayden Cripps, Bryce Heem, Tim Berry and Vernon Fredericks handed cake out to the Bank’s new neighbours to celebrate the opening. Extensive earthquake strengthening and interior work has been done to the new location over the last eight weeks. Local architect Tim Barton designed the interior layout. Manager Greg Stretch said the higher profile site was fantastic, and will be a great location for further development.

Long serving SBS Bank customers Tom and Nola Hurford celebrate the opening of the Bank's new building with Mayor Alistair Sowman and Branch manager Greg Stretch.

He said the new 300 square foot office is more spacious and organised than the last site. Closed meeting rooms allow for private appointments and their new boardroom means no more crowding around a small desk. “The customers could see things happening down here, they started to

get a bit like us, pretty excited.” Greg was proud to acknowledge the Branch’s achievements. The Blenheim bank has helped hundreds of people with their new homes, supported 200 non-profit organisations and has put one million dollars back into the community.

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Vicky’s musical success Two-time Queen Elizabeth II Music Fund Award recipient and Blenheim girl, Vicky Mack talks to Robbie Parkes about her musical success. Routine seems to be the key ingredient for accomplished musician Vicky Mack who received her second Queen Elizabeth II Music Fund Award last Friday. Vicky, 18 starts her day at 4:45 am with an hour of violin followed by the gym, and piano if she has time. Then it’s straight into the university books. Vicky studies Business Management at Waikato University, majoring in Accounting. She manages to squeeze in a couple of violin papers too. “It’s good when it pays off.” At Marlborough Girls’ College, playing both violin and piano demanded early mornings.

“And n o w I’m at uni it’s earlier.” “ T here’s been so m a n y moments when I wanted to quit because it was quite stressful at college.” She had regular school exams, music theory, as well as her Trinity College of London Grade 8 violin and piano exams. “It was way too much.” A lot of serious talks with her parents about dropping an instrument didn’t deter Vicky from continuing with both. “My parents have always been so sup-

portive.” “If I had dropped one I wouldn’t be who I am today.” After nine years of piano and 11 years of violin, that dedication has paid off. Vicky’s second QEII award came from receiving Distinction for Grade 8 piano, and her first was for Distinction in Grade 8 violin last year. Kaikoura and Marlborough District Councils administer the award. She shared this year’s award with Marlborough Girls’ College head girl Olivia Sheat. “I worked hard, but I wasn’t really thinking about the award so much.” “The main thing about it isn’t the money, it’s the prestige of the award.” Vicky was ecstatic about winning for the second time, and equally as excited about having tea with the Mayor. The Grant money will go towards her violin studies in Waikato. She attributes a lot of her drive in music to her brother’s success. He began violin from an early age, and when Vicky was given the opportunity to choose an instrument, she picked it too. Her brother received the QEII award a few years ago. “When he got it, I thought the pressure was on.” Vicky has eased up on playing piano in the Waikato because she doesn’t own one. It has not stopped her from enjoying it though. “For piano, it’s so relaxing if I’m having a hard day.” If the technical work is getting a bit tough, she’ll break into a bit of pop music. Vicky has set up her own website, playing at weddings and functions. A highlight was playing violin at Dan Carter’s wedding rehearsal. She also performed at a function down in Christchurch with the Prime Minister present. At the end of the day, playing piano to her dad is what Vicky still enjoys most.

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Tuneful delights The Te Kupenga Preschool made a trip to the Waterlea Rest Home last Thursday, to perform a selection of their favourite songs. The residents were delighted by the children’s efforts, and thanked them with large hugs and lots of smiles. The Te Kupenga team of two teachers and eight students will visit again next term for more musical treats.

Babies will now be enrolled with their GP soon after their birth so they receive essential healthcare such as immunisations, sooner. Health Minister Tony Ryall announced the new enrolment policy last Friday. He said it makes it easier for parents to enrol their baby with their family doctor, because currently fewer than half of newborns are enrolled with a GP at 12 weeks.

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By Annabelle Latz Golf clubs were swapped for fox trotting and waltzing shoes at Marlborough Golf Club last Friday evening. About 120 people attended the Golf Club Ball at Fairhall, an inaugural event which Club member Jane Bay said was such a success it may well happen again. “It was an opportunity to show case our club house to people not involved with golf.” Janet Woolf, from Blenheim, plays the

electric piano in Janet’s Old Time Dance Band, which was hosting the evening. “It just went with a big bang.” The band also included a bass guitar, piano accordion and drums. Janet said everyone just danced the whole night, also having a go at the Gay Gordons Dance. “I wasn’t sure whether people would get up and dance, but they certainly did. Everyone just had a really good time.”

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many levels. From contact with individuals and families through to involvement with local community and government agencies, the organisation strives to help prevent and stop domestic violence. Money raised during this appeal week goes toward providing support services for women and children of Marlborough including offering Women’s Education programmes and a Wairau Children’s programme. These programmes are offered in addition to Marlborough Women’s Refuge’s core services, which aim to educate women and children in preventing family violence from re-occurring.

Stories of hope and support There have been many inspiring and real life stories shared by women throughout the years who used the support of Women’s Refuge. This a story of hope shared by one very brave woman who suffered psychological and physical abuse at the hands of her husband. “He never hit me, but he would stub out his cigarettes in the meals I spent ages cooking him. One day he wrapped the curtain cord around my neck and said; ‘I could kill you right now.’ He was a CEO. Women’s Refuge came to my aid 20 years ago. I did leave him, but he actually got help for his behaviour and we were able to be together. When we did part 10 years later it wasn’t because of violence.” Here is another story shared by a woman who is now living a life abuse free after escaping a violent, seven-year relationship.

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‘Pay it forward’ through volunteering Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk In the opinion of local volunteer Jac Lockington (pictured right), finding people who are skilled and passionate about volunteering is like finding gold. Jac, who is chairperson of the SF Marlborough Board of Trustees believes as the world seems to be getting busier, skilled volunteers are becoming “thin on the ground”. “They are like gold to organisations like ours. “And we are not the only organisation in need of board volunteer members,” she says. Jac and members of her board have come up with a solution to boost their numbers and benefit other local organisations as well. “We are inviting people with a range of skills to contact us to

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Threatening behaviour leads to cannabis charges Saturday, July 7th At 12.05am a 20 year old unemployed male was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Scott Street. At 12.35pm a 32 year old unemployed male was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, namely a car jack after he allegedly threatened his father in law. Whilst police were at his Rarangi address a search pursuant to the Misuse of Drugs Act was also invoked and cannabis plants were located at the address. Ten cannabis plants were found ranging in height from 20cm - 60cm, there were also nine cannabis cuttings located. Police also located a quantity of dried cannabis plant material including 36 cannabis “tinnies” and approximately 1000 cannabis seeds. He now also faces further charges of, cultivates cannabis, possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis oil, possession of cannabis seeds and supplies cannabis.

He has been bailed to appear before the Blenheim District Court on the 16th of July 2012. At 11pm a 28 year old unemployed male was arrested on a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear. At 11pm a 15 year old male student was arrested for unlawfully in an enclosed yard after he was located in a yard in Bomford Street without a reasonable excuse. Sunday July 8th At 12.10am a 21 year old male student was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Kinross Street. At 12.40am a 17 year old male farm hand was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Main Street. At 1.15am a 17 year old male vineyard worker was arrested for breaching the liquor ban. At 2.10am a 17 year old male labourer

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Graduating as a Pilot Officer (PLTOFF) in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) yesterday was the icing on the cake for Blenheim’s Sara Potter. Sara (25) a former Marlborough Girls’ College pupil, is one of 25 Officer Cadets who have recently finished an Initial Officer Training Course (IOTC), learning the skills they need to perform as Officers in the RNZAF. The completion of the course was marked yesterday with a graduation ceremony at RNZAF Base Woodbourne. PLTOFF Potter joined the Air Force in January this year, because it was an excellent opportunity to turn her academic studies and life experience into a career where she could travel, learn more, and experience things she wouldn’t normally experience in the civilian world. “The best thing about the IOTC has been seeing the changes in myself and my course mates as we develop into Officers,” PLTOFF Potter said. “Whether it has been through our command, leadership and management training in the field, or through

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• Brick & Block laying • Tile Laying • Solid Plasterer • Stone Masonry

We have a reputation for QUALITY, GUARANTEED WORK

Steve and Nicole of Advanced Electrical Ltd would love to welcome you to their brand new show home in Rarangi. Photos supplied.


027 438 9015 or 578 0975


Smart future proofing A Smart home is a smart way to future proof your home, and ensure that as technology progresses, your home is functional now and in years to come. Imagine easy control and use of your TV, music, lighting, heating, security etc from anywhere. Advanced Electrical is a small company doing big things! Marlborough based since 2007, Steve and the team cover any aspect of electrical works – from small fiddly jobs, to full house re-fits or new builds, and control works. As exclusive Control 4 installers in Marlborough, and preferred contractors for the installation of C-Bus and Biticino automation systems, we like to think we are on the pulse in our industry. Our new show home at Rarangi is a fully working model of what we can offer clients, its capabilities go way beyond automation systems of the past, and they are not complicated to use. The advanced learning system of Control 4 can also be integrated with existing

C-Bus systems. Automated homes are becoming more and more popular within the Marlborough region, and as technology has improved and progressed over the years what was once only for society’s elite, is now affordable for Mr and Mrs Smith. Our systems are fully designed with the client to meet the needs of the client now and in the future. Steve and Nicole would love to welcome you to their brand new show home and demonstrate how automation can work for you. “It’s a great opportunity to play around with the gear in a real life home environment and view our extensive range of affordable Italian switchgear.” They also offer an electrical design service with Steve, who has electrical engineering experience of 20 years. For more information or to make an appointment phone Steve on 021 935 766 or A/H (03) 570 5290. Alternatively email:

We guarantee to start your car the day you bring it in

Phone 577 5293 2 Sutherland Terrace, Blenheim


All automotive repairs and servicing, all makes & models, completely mobile 24/7 • Full mechanical repairs & servicing • WOF • Tyres New & Used • Custom built trailers • Full range of light engineering services • Fully qualified - workmanship guaranteed • Only fully mobile truck Wheel Alignment service in Marlborough

We now accept


Ask about our 3 month interest free offers!

03 579 9494 027 272 6678 44 Main Street

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

Housie Thursdays 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, Weld Street. 40 houses, 2 super houses, 2 silent lines. Raffles and loads of food. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra

Mental Health

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.



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: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

Muslim Association Marlborough

HENSON, Gloria Margaret: On July 8 2012, peacefully, at Fairview Hospital. In her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of John for 65 years, forever loved mother and mother-inlaw of Yvonne and Bob, the late Elise, Darryl and Vee, and Gaylene and Garth, mother-in-law of Sandra and loving nana Daw Daw of her 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Messages to 44A Leefield St Blenheim 7201. At Gloria’s request a private cremation has been held.

Jumah Salaat 12.30pm Every Friday in July. Community Centre. Zayd 5783944 Fowad 027 353 2125

GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. 03 578 4719

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COFFEY, John William Watson (Mike): On Saturday, July 7, 2012, peacefully at Wairau Hospital. Aged 90 years. Beloved brother of Catherine and Leonard (Bill - deceased), loved uncle of Ralph (deceased), and Richard; brother-inlaw and best friend of Ali, and special friend of Helen. Messages to c/- 84B Arthur Street, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Mike will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2.00pm Wednesday July 11, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery.

Urgently need warm linen to meet the demand in our community. Happy to pick-up - ph: 578-1355 ext:5 or drop at 14b Stephenson Street (opp Boys College)

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

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 5794353.

death notices RADFORD, Annabelle Alison: Peacefully, at Hospice Marlborough Blenheim, on July 9 2012. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Aaron and Maryanne (Wanaka), Stacey and Darlene (Christchurch), the late Roseanne, and Rowan and Esmeralda (Kalgoorlie), much loved granny of Reece and Anna, Jason, Susan, Kirsty, Byron and Annelise and great grandmother of her four great grandchildren. Messages to 5 Rudd Cr Redwoodtown Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to the staff at Hospice Marlborough and St John’s Ambulance. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411 Blenheim 4240. The service for Annabelle will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts Blenheim at 11 am Thursday July 12 followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery.

GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. 03 578 4719

GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. 03 578 4719

PAT T E R S O N , Paul Gareth: On Friday July 6 2012, suddenly, at his home in Blenheim. Aged 64 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Eleanor, much loved Dad of the late Ashley, and Glen and Amanda and best Grandad of James. Messages to 11A Dillons Point Rd Blenheim 7201. A

funeral service for Paul will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts at 11 am Thursday July 12 followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. 03 578 4719

MURRAY, Shirley Janet Maude: In loving memory of our Mum, passed away, suddenly on July 5, 2012. Aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the lates Chris, Bill and Dave, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Pauline, Ali and Julie, Sarah and David, Maree, Judy and Miles, Kaye and Darren; loved Gran to Cory and Wade; Damian (deceased); Patrick and Nicola ; Bernadette and Sam; Miles and Kate; and Darby and Cain. Our warmest thanks to the staff of Willowmeade and Aberleigh Rest Homes who looked after Mum with warmth and care. A funeral service for Shirley was held on Tuesday.

GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. 03 578 4719

MILLS, Maurice Bradford (Sam): On Wednesday July 4, 2012 peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, Blenheim. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Phyllis, much loved father and father-in-law of Graham and Marion, and Janice. A loved Grandad. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 417, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Sam was held on Tuesday.

GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. 03 578 4719

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July 4, 2012 For For October 27, 2004

Crossword a bit 79 Market Street, Blenheim • Phone: 577 9644


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BEAUTY on Fantail. Opening special. Free mini facial with your 2nd visit. Beauty treatments include: waxing, eye treatments, facials, pedicures, manicures, including Shellac, the long lasting nail colour, massage and reflexology. Ring Lesley (Beauty Therapist) 573 7052 or 021 202 8721

FAIRHAll Large 4 bedroom house, recently renovated, double garage, 4 lock-up storage sheds remote from house, vineyard location, close to town. Phone Phil 027 496 8275

D E N T U R E S - Ad vanced Prosthetic Treatment. Premium Dentures. Natural looks thanks to digital precision at Blenheim Denture Studio. 71 Alfred Street. Ph 578 4344

N E A R n ew $ 4 0 0 0 lounge suite, latest leather, 2 lazy boys + 3 seater, $2000. 5780223

for sale

ART Orginals @ Souchebys Antiques. 50 Grove Road, Blenheim.Phone 579 6046

E A R H E A lT H Removal of Ear Wax using microscope & suction. Ph for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St.

SUPERIOR wing-back 3 peice lounge suite. Excellent condition. $325. Phone 578 8463

F O R E VA F I T f o r enquiries about ongoing Health courses contact or Ph 03 572 9180 MOlE checks - for a thorough skin check u s i n g d e r m o s c o py. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665. D E N T U R E S - Ad vanced Prosthetic Treatment. Premium Dentures. Natural looks thanks to digital precision at Blenheim Denture Studio. 71 Alfred Street. Ph 578 4344

FURNITURE arrived @ Souchebys Antiques, 50 Grove Road, Blenheim. Phone 579 6046 TOTAl clearance sale, store wide. 70% off original prices. Only at The Dressing Room, In the Forum. Phone 577 8879

painting PAINTING

• Affordable • Commercial • Residential • Gibstopping • Handyman Services • Free Quotes

Merv Scott Decorating For all your painting & decorating needs • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Painting and much more

WHITE CHIP & white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways.Phone Thomson 575 6885

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ClOWN FUN! PomPom entertains with bubbles, balloons and magic. Phone 577 7393

All Welcome to spend An Evening With

Jimmy Njino

GO places with Avon. Free to start. Training and gifts. Call today. Al 579 5589.

Jimmy works at Weis Frozen Foods, in Australia, in production and quality control of ice cream. Since he was young, he has been preaching the gospel. At the age of sixteen, after preaching at a church in downtown Nairobi in the East African Nation of Kenya, God began to open doors and invitations to speak began to pour in from around the Nation.

vehicle for sale Nissan Primera 19 9 3. N ew warr ant & valid registration. $11,0 0 0ono Ph 577 7045. 1991 Toyota Windom $1200 Ph 577 6016

Jimmy has become a popular speaker in Churches, open air gospel crusades, conferences, revival meetings and youth outreach events.

Nissan Maxima ST 1999. 98500k's. Good condition. $4750. Ph 578 5317.

decorator Decorator

P E A s tr aw. $10 delivered. Please leave a message. 572 2701

TOTAl clearance sale, store wide. 70% off original prices. Only at The Dressing Room, In the Forum. Phone 577 8879

• Top Quality

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1996 Mitsubishi Diamante $1100ono Reg, WOF, as is where is. 021 474 558

Phone Merv 0800 Do It Up (0800 36 4887) or 021 669 666 Member of Master Painters Association

accommodation TE RAWA RESORT Wilson Bay Pelorus Sound. Restaurant & Bar. Right at the waters edge, accommodation, Shop, On & Off Licence, petrol on wharf, LPG & moorings. Private functions & small conferences. Ph 035798285.

God has healed many people through Jimmy. He has an amazing story to tell as an eleven year boy. INTERESTED? Then Google Jimmy Njino to find out more about him. We would like to extend a special invitation to those people from Africa WHERE: WHEN: COST: CONTACT:

Salvation Army Lounge, crn George & Henry Streets Monday, 16 July 2012, at 7pm A donation will be taken to cover the costs Spencer White ph 572 2787, Graham Compton ph 578 7571 Laurie Stevenson ph 573 9120

TEA AND COFFEE WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER THE MEETING Sponsored by Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International

Trades and Services BAC Blenheim Auto Centre



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We service all Commercial Kitchen & Laundry equipment. Local agent for Starline Dishwashers.

Ph: 579 4445


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as Blenheim locals Darryl and • Roller Doors

Cecilia Norman have just started up

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“It looks fantastic once it is applied, truly making your grout lines look like new again and as it repels dirt and oils – no more scrubbing!!!” If you are building a new home with tiled areas, Coloursealing the grout as part of the build finish is high recommended.

Powdercoating Gates, Fencing Furniture Pool Fences

training has provided us with a good grounding with which to start our new venture.


• 5 grades of bark • compost & soil conditioner • pungas • peastraw • bricks • cream pebble • white chip • screened topsoil • firewood • coal • trailer hire • wine barrels

Sheffield Street Riverlands Estate Blenheim

Ph 578 9590

We Clean, Clean, Seal &&Re-colour Re-colour We Seal Professional Tile 3&Cleaning Grout Tile and Grout

Their product range and services include a breathable, topical sealer called Colourseal, unique in New Zealand, which repels dirt, oils and water and will prevent your grout from restaining for up to 15 years. This is applied to grout lines after a deep and thorough clean with specialist products and equipment and offers a range of 89 different colours.


“GroutPro is the only business in New Zealand specialising in tile and grout restoration and we offer a cost effective solution to making your tiles and grout look brand new again” says Darryl and Cecilia. “It costs only a small proportion of the price to restore tiles than to replace them”.

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One of the biggest drawcards for us was to be able to see what a huge difference our services can make to the appearance of tiled areas in a home.”

value of your home and help you clinch the deal!

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Williams Service Centre

Grout is a very porous material and is rarely sealed when new so it starts to absorb dirt and bacteria from day one. In no time it starts to looks dirty and unsightly, no matter how long you spend on your knees trying to scrub it clean. To make it worse, the wrong type of cleaners could cause more damage!

If you are selling your home and 41 Grove Road “We are delighted to be able to 6 Nelson want to give the tiled areas a like St,allBlenheim BLENHEIM offer the people of Marlborough new appearance, give Darryl and Ph/Fax this unique service. Our previous Cecilia578 a call. Fabulous kitchens 0374 the flooring industry and bathrooms sell houses and the Phexperience 578 in8251 a/h 021 838 550 combined with intensive GroutPro GroutProl process could increase the

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Traditional Thai massage Foot reflexology massage Shoulder back & neck massage

Warm Herbal Compression Shoulder back massage Foot reflexology massage

Full body warm herbal compression Traditional Thai massage Aromatherapy massage Sports massage Facial treatment

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Annual General Meeting Wednesday, July 25 7.30pm at the Clubrooms All members please attend.

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TOTAL clearance sale, store wide. 70% off original prices. Only at The Dressing Room, In the Forum. Phone 577 8879


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CC Express (formerly Hebberds)

Family Works is the Youth and Family arm of Presbyterian Support. We are now seeking the following staff to join us.

(Free packaging with House Moves)

Family/Community Worker

Phone Cindy 577 2080 or 027 510 6770

Family Works is looking to build on its existing work with the Picton community and is seeking a suitably qualified person to work with children and their parents in the Picton area. As well as working directly with children and families, the worker will develop links with the wider community and other agencies. This is a great opportunity for a worker to make a difference, and we are seeking a person with extensive experience in working with families and also with experience in driving community development.

Youth Worker

(32 hours pw) 36 month contract A highly motivated, and experienced, person is required to work with youth, 16 - 18 years in the Blenheim/Picton area. Although not necessarily qualified, the person will bring highly developed skills in working with young persons and a "can do" attitude. For further information please contact

Chris Walsh, Regional Manager Presbyterian Support USI 360 Annesbrook Drive, NELSON 03 547 9350

Why work for other people? Be your own boss at an affordable price. Central location Good reputation Going concern Genuine enquiries only to

021 0707 423

situation vacant

Supported Independent Living Workers REF: 670-027

As part of C3’s commitment to health & safety and a zero harm environment, the successful applicant will undergo a preemployment medical and drug test.

To apply please visit our website before 29 July 2012.

all receive a discount voucher for their next hire. Your vouchers are in the mail, please keep in a safe place.

We still have 10% off hire price for a limited time! Available weekends, and weekdays. Terms and Conditions apply. or phone Julie 570 2269 situation vacant

• • • •

Providing active support with budgeting and household management Providing help with shopping and meal preparation Being open minded, flexible, and adaptive Having the ability to build and maintain relationships with support staff, families and a broad section of the community and community services • Being able to think on your feet • Being able to work flexible hours. Many people with disabilities enjoy living on their own with intermittent support. People who live independently enjoy making their own decisions and running their own lives.

Applications close 16 July 2012. For further information, please contact Camilla Nilsson on 03 538 1117. To apply for this position and view a full job description please visit our website

Marlborough Lines

Vegetation Coordinator Marlborough Lines is a progressive electrical business providing high quality services to the Marlborough region. We have a vacancy for a Vegetation Coordinator to inspect our network and identify trees that are close to power lines, or have the potential to damage the network or interrupt power supply. Primarily the duties of this position include:  Patrolling and inspecting specified areas of our network and identifying vegetation that is in close proximity to power lines.  Consultation with property owners.  Coordinating vegetation control work with arborists. We are looking for someone with good customer service and communication skills, along with proven arboriculture/horticulture experience, including tree identification. Some knowledge of the electricity industry would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided.

Scaler / Admin - Picton

Essential skills include  Log scaling duties  Intermediate computer skills  Attention to detail  Flexible working hours  Good level of fitness  Good focus on Health & Safety

Bounce with us would like to give a huge congratulations to the winners and runner ups of their colouring competition. 1st place Winners 8yrs-10yrs Ragan, 5yrs-7yrs Mckenzie, under 4yrs Zak, who each receive a free bouncy castle hire. Runner ups Deaglan, Jessie,tony, Matthew, Falcon and Phynix

This position involves:

Want to join a team through growth and expansion?

The position will be physically demanding at times, applicants will require a good level of fitness.

Please phone 577 7868

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We are currently seeking part time support workers in the Blenheim area. You will need to be able to work independently and hold a full drivers licence.

Looking for a career in an innovative workplace?

If you are multi skilled, with an eye for detail, and enjoy responsibility as well as working as part of a team, then we would like to hear from you.

Are you a hard worker and looking for a small job? Do you have Parental or Caregivers support? If this sounds like you, please discuss with your parent or caregiver and give us a call.

$5 delivery charge to Blenheim Ph: 021 894 976 – Day time 572 9336 evening

At IDEA Services we provide support to people with intellectual disabilities so they can live, work and enjoy life as part of the community.

Keen to join NZ’s leaders in on-wharf product handling solutions?

This is a full-time position that will suit someone who can work outdoors in all weather conditions, but also has the ability to work indoors doing admin/data entry. Previous experience in log measurement would be an advantage but full training will be provided to the successful applicant. The successful applicant will require intermediate computer skills with high attention to accuracy.

Paper Deliveries

$15 for 25kg Bag $20 for 35kg Bag


C3 is a market leader in New Zealand’s port related product handling, adding value to its clients business by providing solutions to their transport and logistics needs. Employing over 800 staff in 15 ports, C3 is experiencing large growth and expansion both here and into Australia.


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Removals, Storage & Marlborough-wide freight

(24 - 28 hours pw) 12 month contract

Wednesday July 11, 2012

In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 65 countries. CELLAR FOREMAN Reporting to the Cellar Manager the successful applicant will be a key member of our small dedicated production team, and possess the following skills: • Minimum three years Industry experience • Excellent communication and people skills with a strong work ethic • Proven leadership and supervisory skills • Strong team player • Good sense of humour • Can do attitude • Strong practical skills • An interest in sustainable wine production • Ability to work long and varied hours during the vintage period.

A competitive hourly rate will be given to the successful applicant and transport to and from our Seddon-based winery will be provided. Please send covering letter and CV to Applications close Monday 23rd July.

If you feel you have the skills we seek and desire a change of employment then please download a job description and application form from our website . Alternatively you can email us at or contact our reception on 03 577 7007. Completed applications and CVs should be returned to: Vegetation Manager Marlborough Lines Ltd PO Box 144 Blenheim 7240 Applications close Friday 27 July 2012


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Brass band returns with titles By Robbie Parkes The Marlborough District Brass Band has returned from Timaru with range of titles, and plenty to celebrate. The band placed third in the street march, fifth in the test, and eighth overall in A grade at the 132nd National Brass Band Championship. The band’s musical director Kevin Moseley said they went really well. “We tend to do better when the test pieces are more musical and highly technical.” “The test piece this year was probably the third hardest piece to play, and all the A grade bands struggled.” Kevin said they had some tough competition, especially being in the top grade. “The bands that got in front of us were really senior bands.”

He said there was a lot of outstanding solo work from the band members, with awards to show it. Mike Ford was first in the open tenor horn and third in the invitation slow melody. He placed third in the open champion of champions competition, and Riki McDonnell was fourth. Riki also took first place in three sections - the masters, invitation slow melody and the open euphonium. Jeffrey Mulraney came third in the masters, Todd Smith came second in the junior euphonium, and Ivan Suminsky came third in the junior cornet. David Moseley was first in the amateur cornet. “For our small band, the results are still outstanding,” said Kevin. “We’ll come back next year and we’ll work hard.”

Above: Todd Smith came second in the Junior Euphonium at the National Brass Band Championship held in Timaru.

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• 1 pound premium beef • 1/2 pound pork mince meat mince • 4 (6 ounce) cans tomato • 2 eggs paste • 3 slices white bread • 3 (28 ounce) cans crushed • 1/2 cup grated Romano tomatoes cheese • 1/2 cup red wine • 1 pinch dried parsley • 4 bay leaves • salt and pepper to taste • 1/4 teaspoon ground • 3 tablespoons olive oil cinnamon • 4 onion, chopped • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley • 6 cloves garlic, chopped • 1 teaspoon dried basil • 12 (3.5 ounce) links sweet • salt and pepper to taste Italian sausage • 3 (16 ounce) packages dry • 1 1/2 pounds cubed beef pasta brisket Method beef and pork, crushed tomatoes, wine, 1. To make the meatballs, combine chopped bay leaves, cinnamon, parsley, basil and meat, eggs, bread, Romano cheese, salt and pepper to taste; stir. parsley and salt and pepper to taste in 5. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown a medium bowl. Form golf ball-sized meatballs; reserve. meatballs; place into freezer to firm up. 6. Simmer sauce over low heat for 3 to 4 2. To make sauce, heat olive oil in a large pot hours, add meatballs and simmer for 1 on medium heat. Saute onion, garlic and fry hour. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly links of sausage. salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. heat, brown beef chunks and pork neck Cover pasta with sauce and meatballs, bones; reserve. serve. 4. When onions and garlic are done, turn heat 7. For a more authentic taste, add kaffir lime down to low. Add tomato paste; stir and while cooking and basil for garnish at the simmer for 10 minutes. Add the browned end.

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tall BlaCk’s olympiC dream ends Tall Black’s Olympic dream ends The Tall Black’s last ditch effort to make the London Olympics ended tragically, but not without one final display of skill. The New Zealand men’s basketball team defeated Angola 68-64 in Venezuela last week, but needed to win by 27 points to head to the quater-finals in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

sBW heads to Japan Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed he will head to Japan before making a return to league. On Monday he announced a US$1.2 million deal had been made with Japanese rugby club Panasonic Wild Knights. Sonny Bill also confirmed in the press conference, his return to the NRL following Japan.

Crusaders topple Chiefs Top of the table, Chiefs failed to capitalise on the home ground advantage in Friday’s Super XV match against the Crusaders. Playing at Waikato Stadium, the southern men managed to score a significant 28-21 win over the home team.

By Annabelle Latz Enjoying the slopes was easy for everyone at Rainbow Ski Area on Saturday. The generous coverage of snow, thanks to recent cold snaps, meant a good base for skiers and boarders down the main tracks, and plenty of powder for tobogganing and snowman building, as part of Family Fun Day. Hamish Neill, Rainbow Spokesperson, said it was an outstanding weekend for weather and turnout. “Family Fun Day is there to entertain those that are up there enjoying the mountain.” “The shuttles were busy and we had nearly two carparks full. So it was a busy day that was well managed.” Hamish and his team have been busy during the school holidays, and the School Programme is always well supported during term time. “Every night that it is possible, we are

making snow, and we have a really good base to run off.” Mike Edridge, from Mike Edridge Contracting at Pelorus Bridge has been busy terrain grooming and extending the terrain park. “All in all, we just need more snow now, but for early July, this is really good,” said Hamish. Lynne Gray and her six year-old daughter Samantha from Wairau Valley were enjoying their second day on the slopes this season. “We can’t keep her off the snow,” said Lynne. “I hate having to go home,” said Samantha. Pip Herd from Blenheim said for this early in the season the snow was great. Jacob Herd, 6, did not have any complaints. “It’s really good, I like that I can ski with nick Collins with dylan, 4, tobogganing at rainbow skiflield, my friends.” as part of saturday's family fun day.

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Wednesday July 11, 2012

Local wins truck in boar hunt

Keen hunters and Crusaders fans Liam and Alan McVicar were excited to meet the Whitelock brothers at Sunday’s Blenheim Toyota Boar Slaying Super Comp.

Crusaders get in on the hunt Scott McDermid of Blenheim Toyota and competition organiser Lisa Willis present Brian Barclay with the keys to a Toyota Hilux truck, the major spot prize.

Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Local man Brian Barclay is a man of few words, so when he was handed the keys to a Toyota Hilux yesterday all he could do was grin. Brian won the major spot prize from the Blenheim Toyota Boar Slaying Super Comp which ran at the weekend. Although he didn’t catch a boar “big enough” for the competition, he still enjoyed taking his niece Taylor-Jane (6) out hunting for possums. “It never crossed my mind that I would win a prize, let alone a truck. I only entered the comp for some fun and for my niece who loves going hunting with me,” he smiles. The comp, in its third year, was a complete success and organisers Matt and Lisa Willis were pleased. “We run the comp as a family event as a way to share our love of hunting and importance of family time shared, so we are thrilled that Brian won,” Lisa says. Hunters came from as far as Invercargill to take part in the three day competition which concluded on Sunday with a prize giving.

A story on the winning boar caught by Dave Neal will appear in this Friday’s Sun publication. Results: Open division: 1st - Dave Neal 102.5kgs, 2nd - Steve Poultney 80kgs, 3rd – Ryan Nisbet 79kgs, 4th - Mark Russel 72kgs, 5th - Charlie Wilson 69.5kgs. Average weight: Corey Holdaway 48.44kgs. Best Tusks: Jenna Marfell. Heaviest combined Weight: Ryan Nisbit 139.5kgs. Young Guns: Heaviest boar: 1st - Josh Holdaway 66.5kgs, 2nd - Aleisha Matthews 56kgs, 3rd - Jayden Holdaway 52.5kgs. Heaviest possum: Jayden Renner 4.62 kgs Juniors: Heaviest hare: Kara Page 4.26kgs. Heaviest rabbit: Quin Holdaway 5.2kgs. Heaviest possum: Keera Perkins 4.57kgs. Proceeds from the auction of a signed Crusaders jersey which raised $650 goes to the Canterbury Earthquake Children’s Trust for kids who lost a parent in the earthquake.

Story and photo by Robbie Parkes The Whitelock brothers are as passionate about pig hunting as they are about their rugby. Sam, George, Adam and Luke Whitelock took part in the Blenheim Toyota Boar Slaying Super Comp at the weekend. Fellow Crusaders Ben Funnell, Luke Romano and Joe Moody took up the challenge and joined their teammates for the event. “We’re from a farm so we grew up hunting and fishing,” said George. The brothers would go out with their dad, starting small with possums and rabbits, and eventually got into bigger game. Recently, all four have got into boar hunting, with Luke and George leading the charge. “It’s really cool, we’re all interested in it and we enjoy it,” said George. “We always get a few boars, but occasionally we get a big one,” said Adam. Being brothers, there is a bit of


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rivalry out in the bush. “There’s a bit of banter that goes round but if someone gets one we’ll all come and have a look,” said Sam. In between tight training and work schedules the boys try to get a hunt in each week. They hunt more around North Canterbury, but Sam said there’s some decent game in the hills around Blenheim. George said it is hard to find the time to head north but Blenheim, being Crusader’s country, is a big incentive to make the trip. They came out of the comp with a couple of small boars, and made the most of the weekend. The Crusaders players got their hands dirty on the day, handling the boars as they came off trucks and trailers and working the weighing station. They also took part in the Power Pulling competition and posed for pictures with a few gobsmacked fans.

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Blenheim Sun 11 July 2012 Issue