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Ken’s invention Ken Lawrence now has patent for his Rotar y Valve Design for internal combustion engine.

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Alzheimers Hat Week Remember to wear your hat for Alzheimers Week, like the staff at The Fix Cafe in Blenheim.

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Tickled pink with grass mowing Sustainability and biodiversity comes in many shapes and sizes at Yealands Estate - the newest addition being miniature kunekune pigs.

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Flea in the ear for salesman After reading last Friday’s article ‘Over zealous HRV salesman,’ in The Sun, Maggie has made contact, wanting to share her letter of complaint. By Annabelle Latz By the time Maggie got her quote for a heat recovery ventilation system from the salesman on her doorstep, she was angry and exhausted. The Blenheim resident, who did not want her last name or address printed, showed interest in the product on display at the Marlborough Home and Garden Show earlier this month by company HRV. The following morning she received a visit from one of its salesmen. “I just wanted a quote, so I could sit down and read the information, and have it all here.” Maggie said the salesman was friendly enough when he first arrived. “But within five or 10 minutes I could see his procedure.” She was told she had damp drapes, and was susceptible to asthma. Maggie has double glazing and a heat pump. “My house is already warm.

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I just wanted a quote.” “I just thought he’d come in, be in the loft taking a measurement, measure up and then go.” She said he kept going into his briefcase and bringing out more information. “He kept saying ‘You’re rushing me,’ and would then go off on

another tangent.” Maggie finally got her quote, for $4,053.75, and within a couple of minutes he had knocked off $500. By this stage Maggie had lost all interest. “I was so angry with him, the more he went on, the angrier I got. I gave him half an hour, then

I chucked him out.” HRV salesmen’s behaviour in Otago is also upsetting potential customers, including bully tactics, not leaving people’s houses until they agree to a sale, and damaging houses. Continued page 2.

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Response to over zealous HRV salesman Continued from page 1 July 9, 2012. To whom it may concern – without prejudice. Dear Sir Last weekend I visited the Marlborough Home and Garden Show in Blenheim where, amongst other trade stalls, I showed interest in your product. Today I have just said goodbye to your representative and I think it would be fair to say that he left with a ‘flea in his ear’!! I do not respond to the style of selling used today – I am a ‘pom’ who moved out here just under two years’ ago. In the UK the selling technique used by your representative would be classed as ‘high pressure selling’, (first initiated in the

USA) and has featured in a negative way on several consumer affair programmes, where sales’ people spend up to three hours bombarding the client with ‘sales’ talk. They leave only when a sale has been agreed or an order placed. It is a method by which the clients (me) are subjected to endless figures, information and statistics, why’s, wherefores, etc. etc. etc., together with comments that are, to some, frightening and wholly uncalled for. Potential clients are made to feel that it is essential that they must order the product for their better good and if they show any adverse reaction, i.e. they are not interested in placing an order; another stream of statistics are put forward and this can go

Flood damage being assessed Floodwaters are receding in Marlborough but motorists are advised to take particular care driving as damage is still being assessed and in some places slips have reduced roads to one lane. Drivers using State Highway 6 should watch for flood debris, minor surface flooding, small slips and damage to the road seal. The Northbank Road and the Kaituna Track are passable but down to one lane. The rain was very heavy in the Sounds; Queen Charlotte Drive has minor slips only but the Kenepuru Road is reduced to one lane in places. The rain was very heavy in the Rai Valley and damage in the Tunakino Valley and Bulford Road is still being assessed. Marlborough District Council Assets and Services Manager Mark Wheeler says the job of inspecting rivers and roads is underway now but it will be some time before there is a full picture of the scale of the damage. However, he says it is not looking anywhere near as severe as the December 2010 floods when the repair bill for roads and stopbanks ran to almost $6M.

on for one, two and sometimes three hours until an order is forthcoming. Within a few minutes of your representative stepping over my doorstep I recognised that I was up against a ‘high pressure salesman/company’. Pressure/bully tactics do not work with me – I asked for a quote on the installation of your product four times and got more general waffle as an answer. Your rep, I think, realised that I was not going to be the usual pushover! He doubled the speed of talking and seemed to get rather agitated with the fact that all I wanted was a ‘quote.’ I did get a quote after half an hour of ear bashing by your rep, of $4,053.75 but was immediately offered a $500 reduction if I

placed an order!! Well you can guess the outcome of that offer?! Another ‘high pressure selling’ tactic. There is absolutely no way, in this wide old world that I would now order your product after experiencing the sale technique used. I do not blame your rep but yourselves for training your people to use this high pressure sales approach with customers who, at first, are genuinely interested in your product. I would appreciate no further contact with you either by phone or visit; I will not be ordering your product in the future. Yours faithfully, Maggie.

Diseases ruled out at King Salmon farm Comprehensive testing has ruled out a range of salmon diseases as the cause of fish mortalities at New Zealand King Salmon’s Waihinau farm. As a result, the company has now resumed deliveries of smolt to the farm. NZ King Salmon general manager of aquaculture Mark Preece says overseas testing has confirmed there are no infectious salmon pathogens on the farm. “The Ministry of Primary Industries has told us it will not place any Biosecurity Act movement controls on both the movement of smolt and on the farm itself. “We have voluntarily decided to keep our ‘code red’ status in place until we have

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GM looks at fuel saving engine By Les Whiteside Ken Lawrence has been tinkering with motors for almost a lifetime, it’s a passion. For thirty years Ken has been working on a fuel efficient motor engine, which is cost effective to run and be manufactured and yet still retaining a high performance. Ken believes he has now invented one which uses 30% less fuel and with considerable lower exhaust emissions. He now has the patent for his Rotary Valve Design for internal combustion engine and fuel system invention. In May this year Ken sent his invention off to GM Holden NZ, who responded in writing last month saying “we are not at present interested in obtaining any rights to your patented design.” Ken says “at present” they are not interested, so he is going to the world. There must be someone or a company that is interested in pursuing this further he says. One of the secrets is his glo-plugs iginition side invention, which like a spark plug

is used with diesel fuel. It is not the conventional type used in a diesel engine, Ken says. These glo-plugs transfer heat into the fuel, creating the gas required for a combustion engine. The glo-plugs are also a passion for Ken, he has spent many hours creating them, refining them, and then re-engineering the complete engine. The Sun last ran an article on Ken’s invention in March 2006. He says he has refined it somewhat and it is more presentable than the earlier model. “When you’re experimenting, you’re not concerned about how it looks, just how efficient it is,” he said at the time. However one of Ken’s sons told him firmly that his work needs to look a lot sharper if he’s to interest manufacturers. The rotary valve design now needs buy-in aBove: Ken lawrence, an a grade mechanic with his from a manufacturer. fully restored 1947 chev fleetmaster. Ken found the After all, Ken is not getting any younger, chev wreck on a local riverbank. at 83 years young.

Helping save our local history Those piles of yellowing newspapers sitting on half-forgotten shelves of the local library, historical society, newspaper office or even your old garage could be given a brand-new lease on life, thanks to an initiative from the National Library of New Zealand. The National Library is inviting groups from throughout New Zealand to apply to have their

historic newspapers digitised and put online as part of the Library’s Papers Past project. The Papers Past website (http://paperspast. natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast) already contains more than two and a half million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals from between 1839 and 1945, from 74 separate newspaper titles.

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MINERS SaFE All 28 miners trapped in a Waihi gold mine after a truck engine causing a fire yesterday, were rescued safe and well. The fire broke out at 5am yesterday. By mid-morning 13 miners had emerged, with the remaining miners being rescued by Mines Rescue staff around midday. There was one miner treated for smoke inhalation.

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Story and photo by Annabelle Latz The smiling faces at The Fix Café in Blenheim will be keeping their heads warm this week, to support a cause too important to forget about. Hat Week is on this week, and Alzheimers Marlborough is asking people to wear a hat to support the Alzheimers New Zealand annual appeal week. By wearing a hat, people will talk about their reason, and talk more about alzheimers. “We are doing it a little bit differently, we try and have a different hat on every day,” said owner Fran. It has been a joint effort, as all three ladies have been collecting hats for the past couple of weeks. Yesterday Fran was wearing a 1950’s hat, just like her mother used to wear to weddings.

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Nelson Marlborough DHB Plans for 2012/13 We believe this Annual Plan will ensure that Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) can deliver high quality health and disability services to our community by working smarter and more efficiently while operating within our allocated funding. To see our planned specific actions and activities over the coming year view our Annual Plan at www.nmdhb.govt.nz.

What we’re doing Achieving the Government’s objectives of improved health for our population through clinically-led patientcentred processes

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Further enhancement of care for: • Health of Older People services (particularly people with dementia), • Child and Youth services (particularly Mental Health services for youth) • and, people with multiple long-term conditions.

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Main St crash At 4.30pm on Tuesday evening a three vehicle crash occured on Main Street at the intersection of Stuart Street. A 52 year-old female was driving north in a Nissan on Stuart Street and failed to give way to a 36 year-old male driving his Honda west on Main Street. The 36 year-old male was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the Nissan motor vehicle. The impact caused the Nissan to be pushed into the path of a Mitsubishi travelling east on Main Street, driven by a 51 year-old female. There were minor injuries sustained by all of the drivers, and all the motor vehicles sustained damage. Police enquiries are continuing however charges are likely to follow for the 52 year- old female. Are you looking for home-based care for your child? Are you a passionate educator seeking work?

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Arrests lAst weekend Friday 13th July 2012 At 9.10am a 45 year old male driver was arrested on a fines warrant. At 1.05am a 17 year old male student was arrested for trespass after he was found at the Marlborough District Library having been previously trespassed. At 8.45pm a 20 year old male pest controller was arrested for theft after he allegedly stole firewood from the para swamp area. Saturday 14th July 2012 At 3.40am a 38 year old unemployed male was arrested on a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear. At 10.45pm a 15 year old male student was arrested for possession of a offensive weapon and wilful damage. Sunday 15th July 2012 At 12.30am a 32 year old unemployed male was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Scott Street. At 1.15am a 51 year old unemployed male was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Hutcheson Street. At 1.25am a 17 year old male student was arrested for offensive behaviour. At 1.50am an 18 year old unemployed male was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Litchfield Street. At 3.30am a 43 year old unemployed male was arrested for disorderly behaviour after an incident on Scott Street. At 3.45am a 23 year old unemployed male was arrested for breaching his release conditions. He was held in custody and appeared before the Court on Monday. At 5.15pm a 32 year old male vineyard worker and a 23 year old male vineyard worker were arrested for fighting in a public place namely Goulter Street, Seddon. At 6.20pm a 20 year old male vineyard worker was arrested for wilful damage.

Budding playwrights from Bohally Intermediate School in Blenheim have been selected as some of the most talented scriptwriters for their age group. They have achieved “finalist” status in ChildFund New Zealand’s Young Playwrights Challenge, ‘Pens Against Poverty’. Year 6, 7 and 8 classes throughout New Zealand submitted scripts for review by respected luminaries of stage and screen who judged the entries. Students spun their own unique interpretation of the best-selling book Mary’s Christmas Yarn – a warm-hearted tale of giving to children in need, as penned by 10 of New Zealand’s best known storytellers for ChildFund. As one of three finalist entries, Bohally Intermediate’s script will now be considered by the expert judging panel for title of ‘official scriptwriters’ as Mary’s Christmas Yarn transforms from book to play.

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Who says engineering is only for men, Blenheim woman Summer Faulkner is a young professional making waves for herself across the world. Summer Faulkner’s story shows a clear career choice and how interesting (and unconventional) engineering can be. Summer and colleague Luke Cameron, have just come back from Budapest. They both represented New Zealand at an ‘engineering

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Sun readers have their say... Q: As a parent have you ever felt pressured to pay the ‘optional’ school donation?

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We never felt pressured to pay while my daughter was at Riverlands. Then we moved her to Richmond View School and now we’re expected to pay $140 + a term and the $100 ‘donation’ per year, even though it has now become a public school.

I don’t feel pressured to pay the school donation. But I do pay it because at the end of the day the schools need the extra money and it’s our kids that will suffer.

Yes I do feel pressured, especially when it’s presented as a bill rather than a donation. I do understand the need for it but it’s sad that schools feel the need to take that kind of stance.

I have felt pressured actually. At some schools it’s not forced but at others you feel obliged to pay it.

No I haven’t. I feel it’s a reasonable ask because it helps support the school and our children.

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Let Mooney coach Dear Ed, With reference to the Mooney verses Marlborough Tennis Club dispute, I have observed this dispute for some time and the damage it has done to Tennis in NZ. Mooney is a former National Coach with the highest of qualifications and is a Blenheim resident, trying to stop

him coaching at the club will benefit no-one. Mooney has suffered enough. Wouldn’t it be better for all concerned to let him get on with what he does best, coaching kids? Clem Apted Piako District Coach Te Aroha.

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Lisa Stackhouse Blenheim No I haven’t. I do pay the donation because it helps the schools in areas that aren’t funded by the government and gives our children a better experience.

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Story and photo by Annabelle Latz It has been a feature in Blenheim since 1944, but the water tower at Wairau Hospital is now history. Last Friday work started to demolish the water tank, which has been deemed an earthquake risk since 2003. Blenheim-based Simcox Construction was contracted to carry out the demolition, and a long-reach excavator with a concrete mulcher was brought up from Christchurch. Operations manager Antony Clark said on Friday, as he watched the action begin, that members of the public had been coming in and out to see the iconic 17-metre concrete structure start to come down. “Once upon a time there weren’t reservoirs in the Wither Hills, so they needed water tanks like this,” he said. A ‘nibbler’ was used to slowly break away the tank from its perch. “It’s an interesting process because of the technical aspect, to do with safety,” said Antony. Above and Right: The water tank at Wairau Before demolition could begin on Friday, Hospital being demoilished on Friday the team had to be sure the ground was level, so tyres were arranged where the concrete The whole project was finished by the end of sloped off. Saturday. “The tyres are also to protect the surface,” One neighbour who was watching the demolition said Antony. called The Sun on Friday morning. Containers were also placed over the pump “It’s like the jaws of death, especially with the dark house and reservoir close to the water tank. clouds behind. It’s quite dramatic,” she said.

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Tickled pink with grass mowing Peter Yealands and Michael Wentworth make conservation and biodiversity fun and user-friendly at Yealands Estate Winery and Vineyard near Seddon, and reporter Annabelle Latz finds out exactly what makes them tick. Cutting the grass at Yealands Estate is equivalent to riding a lawn mower around New Zealand 20 times. So Peter Yealands decided miniature kunekune pigs were a great alternative for grass control. The grass has to be cut up to eight times a year – that is a lot of kilometres. “I’m trying to make it more than just a vineyard. It’s caused an enormous amount of fun,” he said. “The kunekunes were just another little phase of bringing the farm into the vineyard.” Because of their short snouts, the pigs are grass eaters as opposed to grubbers, and they love to eat scraps that the staff feed them. “A kukekune has more intelligence than a dog. They are really easy to manage – with a little bit of feed you can do anything with them.” General Manager of Marketing, Michael Wentworth had some of the 50 pedigree pigs literally eating the peas from the palm of his hands, amongst the vines. He said his workplace was also a great environment for families, and his children love to come and watch the pigs being fed, or help out in the community garden.

“It’s really neat, you wouldn’t get this anywhere else,” said Michael. Yealands Estate vineyard had its first harvest in 2001, and the winery opened in 2008. Earlier this year it was awarded Runner Up in The Drinks Business Green Awards, after its fifth vintage. “We are not quite there, but we are determined to crack it,” said Peter. Yealands Estate is the largest single vineyard in Australasia, and there is a lot going on. “I said that I wanted to be within the top five wine businesses in New Zealand in five years, and be the most sustainable business in the world.” “We are driven by goals, trying to be different and better. The concept now is to humanise the vineyard, to make it a good place to be.” Tuis, falcons, pukekos, herons, and bell birds are just some of the birds that make use of the gum trees, flaxes, tussocks, natural shrubs around the 1150 hectare property – part of a staff-wide ongoing planting scheme. The flock of baby-doll sheep, another 1500 grazed sheep, 100 chickens housed

in their eight portable houses with classical music soothing the feathered eardrums, and swans are also familiar features at Yealands Estate. “Everyone around here has an active mind, we try and encourage that,” said Peter. Michael said Yealands Estate runs a community campaign called ‘My Green Idea,’ where communities around New Zealand offer ideas about better sustainability. Last year Lyttelton Primary School near Christchurch won an award for its sustainable solar panels for heating. Staff are also encouraged to come up with sustainable ideas.

Michael said it is a close-knit team, with a real sense of positivity going on. “When you talk about baby-doll sheep and mini kunekunes, people get sustainability,” said Michael. Peter said the aim is to have over 100,000 native trees, shrubs, and flaxes planted by the end of 2012 – the planting project began in 2006. Yealands Estate received very positive response from the survey recently filled out for the ‘JRA Best Workplaces Survey.’ Peter said the next goal is to win it. “There’s no point having a goal unless it’s hard to reach.”

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winter TIPS FOR KEEPING WARM THIS WINTER..... * Insulate your Ceiling and Walls. This can significantly reduce the heat loss. * If you choose an electric heater, the size and type will depend on the area of the room you want to heat. Fan heaters, radiant heaters and oil column heaters are great for heating small to medium sized rooms. Heat pumps are the solution for heating larger areas. (Most units have a cooling function too!) Usually they are able to remove moisture and have a remote control for easy operation. They require installation by a registered electrician. * If choosing a portable gas heater, you should look for built-in safety features such as automatic shut off tilt switches and flame failure devices. Remember to keep a nearby window ajar for ventilation when using your gas heater. Gas fires provide fast heat and look visually appealing. Look for a gas fire with a good energy (star) rating. * Wood fires create a wonderful atmosphere in any room. Always place a fire screen in front of the fire. And have your chimney checked and cleaned once a year by a professional. * Prevent draughts around doors and windows. You can fix a draughtseal or weatherseal to the bottom of a door so that when the door is closed, the gap underneath it is blocked and a draught is prevented. Draught seal tape is suitable for windows. * In any home at any time, and more particularly when heaters are involved, there’s the potential for fire. Two very important things should be installed in your home as a safety measure - a smoke alarm and a fire extinguisher.

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LED lighting more efficient says Consumer Marlborough shoppers buying the latest energy efficient light bulbs should buy a brand they trust after research by Consumer revealed significant variations in quality. Light emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) are expected to last up to 5 times longer than the equivalent Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and up to 30 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. However, testing by EECA of 24 LED bulbs currently on New Zealand shop shelves found the quality varied considerably between each bulb. The tests measured the LEDs’ power consumption, light output, colour and how close that colour was to the light from an ideal bulb. Consumer reviewed the testing and

calculated how much light the LEDs produced for the electricity they used, as well as how much light they produced for their purchase price. According to Consumer, the LED replacements for standard incandescent light bulbs showed substantial savings and were five times more efficient. LEDs use about one-fifth the power of an equivalent incandescent bulb – about the same as a CFL. While the research found the savings weren’t as dramatic for halogen downlights and spotlights, LEDs were still three to four times more efficient. A standard halogen downlight costs between three and four times as much to run as its LED replacement.

Although Consumer found in many cases CFLs remained the best choice, LEDs had a number of advantages and the higher price of LEDs was likely to fall in the future. LEDs last longer than CFLs, which makes them ideal for difficult-to-get-at places like high ceilings.

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bedrooms to the temperature level of your living areas. To ensure you’re warm when you got to bed, turn your electric blanket about 20 minutes before going to bed, and then turn it off when you get into bed. To save power though, try an extra blanket on the bed instead; • Dress for the cold. If you wander around in shorts and a singlet, you can expect to use far more heating energy to keep yourself at a comfortable temperature. Long pants, a sweatshirt and socks can achieve the same result for no added increase in heating; • Don’t place heaters next to windows. Windows do not retain heat well at all, so ensure heaters are placed away from them if you’re trying to heat a room;

• During the day, use passive solar heating by opening curtains to allow the sun to shine in through the windows, then close the curtains again when the day starts to cool to keep the heat inside;

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Painting the world right Story and photo by Annabelle Latz These artists call it productive socialising. The Redwood Village Artists are gearing up for an exhibition next week, to celebrate the fact that they’re ‘Hangin’ In There,’ with their weekly Friday morning art sessions at the Croquet Club in Blenheim. The group started in 1997, and has 12 members. Cathy Hughes has been with the group for nine years. She said it’s the companionship which keeps people coming along. She was recently given a bouquet of flowers wrapped in a piece of woven flax, which she said was too good to throw away. “I thought I could paint on that maybe. My piece is called Flax On Flax.” She is using oil paints to paint her flax leaves. Molly Ferguson has been with

the group since it started. “It is fun and therapeutic. It gets us together and keeps us amused,” she said. Else Tarrant has been there a decade, and her own mother was still painting when she was 100 years-old. “We put the world right, it’s the university of life.” Joan Johnson said a rude story at lunchtime is always a feature. “We all help each other out with the art, it’s a great atmosphere.” Robyn Butt is the youngest member - ages range from fifties to nineties. “I just do what I’m told, because I’m the youngest,” she said. The exhibition featuring 45 pieces of mixed-media, all for sale, will be at the Marlborough Art Society at Yealands Clearwater Gallery on High St in Blenheim. Friday July 27 - Sunday August 5, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Sauvignon blanc prices lift A weather-affected 2012 New Zealand wine harvest has reduced bulging stocks and driven a small but significant lift in Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape prices. This is leading many in the industry to once again “view the proverbial glass as half full rather than half empty” when it comes to New Zealand wine, according to a new industry report. Some harvests this season were down 18% on 2011.

Cathy Hughes paints a flax on a flax mat, for the Redwood Village Artists exhibition, on later this month.

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National Country Music awards 2012 Blenheim Country singer, Matthew McNeilly, will b e one of t he fe at u re performances at this years National Country Music awards 2012 in Hamilton on August 11. McNeilly will share the stage with Kiwi country legends Tom Sharplin, Jenny Blackadder and Australian guest artist Andrew Redford. McNeilly has been

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nom i nate d for t he N Z Horizon Award, with the winner having the distinction of performing at the Global Artist Showcase, part of the Country Music Awards in Nashville USA. McNeilly will perform against two other nominees Jody Direen and Kylie Price for this prestigeous award. Right: Matthew McNeilly

Peters to speak Winston Peters scheduled visit to Blenheim on July 5 was cancelled due to fog at Auckland Airport. Peters will now visit Blenheim on August 8. He will speak at the Marlborough Clubs with a luncheon at a cost of $49. Contact Debbie Carter for further details 577-9575.

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from Blenheim,  Alex Herd, 3, with mum Pip Herd, eld this season. skifi bow Rain at enjoy their fourth day

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 James McIlroy won a South Island Championship prize with his racing pigeon at the Marlborough Poultry Pigeon and Cage Bird Association show last Friday in Blenheim.

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 Cherie Shoemark with Lily Biggs (left,) Meka Nicholls, and Joshua Shoemark, at the Marlborough Poultry Pigeon and Cage Bird Association show last Friday.

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Wednesday July 18, 2012

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980.

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

Ambulance: Urgent 111 Non urgent 579 4870.

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After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 578 2271.

Taught by Seniors. SeniorNet Marlborough at Marl Club Flat, 6 Russell Terrace. Phone 579 2248.

Ex Wairau Hospital staff Ex staff from all departments welcome to a Luncheon at Marlborough Club. 11.30am Tuesday. 31st July. $28p.p R.S.V.P to 578 6524

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 Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

Sheets ‘n’ Things 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.

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Come dancing, keep fit, have fun, make friends, Ballroom, new-vogue, latin, sequence. Hospital Recreation Hall, Taylor Pass Road. 7.30-9.30pm. Wednesdays. 578 7323 or 579 1137.

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.

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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.

BROWN, Pauline Mary: O n Thur sd ay July 12, 2012. Loved wife of the late Harry, beautiful mum of John (deceased), Peter (deceased), Chris, Tom, David (deceased), Rodney (deceased), Geoff, Grace, Stephen (deceased), George, Phillip, Doug, and Vanessa. Loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. “Our Golden Jubilee is now resting with Peace. Thanks Mum Brown for all your 93 years, enjoy your cups of tea”. Messages to 42 David Street, Yelverton, Blenheim 7201. At Pauline’s request, a private cremation has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz COBURN, Judithe-Anne (Judy) (nee Richardson): On Friday 13 July 2012, peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends

at Hospice Marlborough. Dearly loved and adored wife of Gary, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Mark and Jenni, Brent and Melanie, and Joanne and Adam Holdaway. Treasured Grandma of Paris, and Georgina; James, Nicholas, and Andrew; and Matthew, and Abby. Best mates of Juliearna, Eden, and Dillon, and sadly missed by Aloysius. Messages to 82 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220. Flowers welcome or a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service for Judy will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Picton at 2pm Wednesday July 18, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz

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.

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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

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

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 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.

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Cancer Society Public Lecture Science Fact or Science Fiction Latest evidence on lifestyle factors and cancer Introducing Professor Dallas English Director, Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne

Where: Wisheart Room, Civic Theatre, Arthur St, Blenheim Date: Thursday 19 July 2012 6.00pm -7.30pm Refreshments from 5.30pm T: 03 579 4379 E: margotw@cancersoc.org.nz

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Friday July 27: In Blenheim meeting with constituents by arrangement.

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Saturday July 28: ‘Glitz and Glamour in the Vines.’ Marlborough Hospice fund raiser.

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.

Monday July 30: In Blenheim meeting with constituents by arrangement. Colin initiates meeting with ‘Top of the South’ economic development representatives with regard to UFB roll out. Tuesday July 31 – August 1: Meeting with Minister Ryall. Education and Science and Primary Production Select Committees. www.colinking.co.nz

B LEN H EIM OF F ICE CO N TAC T P.O. Box 130, The Forum, Market Street, Blenheim Mon - Fri, 10am - 3pm PHONE (03) 579 3204 0800 COLIN MP (265 466) FAX (03) 577 6934 EMAIL colin.kingmp@parliament.govt.nz Contact us for Colin’s email newsletter.

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. The position will be physically demanding at times, applicants will require a good level of fitness. Essential skills include  Log scaling duties  Intermediate computer skills  Attention to detail  Flexible working hours  Good level of fitness  Good focus on Health & Safety 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 www.c3.co.nz/careers before 29 July 2012. www.national.org.nz

We are looking to employ an energetic, physically fit person to help us maintain the garden at Timara to its current high standard. The person we require will have knowledge of maintenance and use of small machinery. Be capable of working independently, as well as part of a small team. If this sounds like you please forward your application to: Assistant Gardener Position Timara Lodge, Dog Point Road, R.D.2 BLENHEIM 7272 or e-mail: nicolatimara@xtra.co.nz Applications close: 17th August dance class

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Tuesday July 17-19: In Parliament. Education and Science & Primary Production Select Committees. Meeting with Telecom with regard to introduction of broadband into rural areas. Meeting with Minister Craig Foss. Tertiary Teacher Excellence Awards.

U4, decile 10, full primary. Fixed term teaching position 0.8 or full time - negotiable - Y7-8 class. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated teacher. The successful applicant will be a team member and will support and promote the vision and values of the school. Applications close 4pm, Friday 27th July For an application pack phone 03 577 8939 or email steve@fairhall.school.nz

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World Class Wines Need Not Cost The Earth When I developed the Yealands Estate vineyard and winery in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, my goal was to produce world class wines and become a world leader in sustainable wine production. On the 20th of June one of our Yealands Estate wines was awarded the Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. This happened at the largest and most prestigious wine competition in the world, the International Wine Challenge in London. So it’s an accolade we’re extremely proud of. We’ve also been recognised for our sustainability effor ts recently. At the Drinks Business Green Awards in London we were named international runner up as Sustainable Producer Of The Year. Yealands Estate was also recognised at our own Government’s Green Ribbon Awards and won the international Sustainable Wine Tourism award from the “Great Wine Capital” Network – a first for New Zealand. It just goes to show that we can produce world class wines that need not cost the earth.

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Marlborough Community College tutor Reuben Harvey and student Kiti Lagaaia were taking part in a six-hour relay at Stadium 2000, in aid of Marlborough’s effort to row to London in time for the Olympics.

dium 2000, averaging between 10 and 14km/hour, using two ergs. “This is good practice for us, before our 24 hour-relay coming up. They will just try and stay on as long as they can, rather than going really fast.” Many names and distances have been appearing on the record sheets, next to the ergs at Stadium 2000. “Lots of people have been registering their kilometres, even kids doing 400 metres, it’s really good.” He said the best efforts so far have

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Rollout for broadband continues in the CBD The ultra-fast broadband programme (UFB) in Blenheim has reached its second phase. In the last 10 months the ultra-fast broadband network has passed 3,000 Blenheim homes, schools, health facilities and businesses, mainly focusing on Central Blenheim and Springlands. As part of an eight year nationwide project with Central Government, Chorus, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications utility company, is laying thousands of kilometres of fibre optic cable and ducting to bring ultra-fast broadband to more than 830,000

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