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Joyce Somerville of the Salvation Army with a food parcel.

By Chris Tobin Signs of increased levels of debt are being shown by Blenheim people according to the Marlborough Family Budgeting Service and power bills remain a big issue. “Cases are now more complex than before with the debts people are getting into,” said the budgeting services coordinator in Blenheim, Fiona Patrick. “Previously people had a couple of debts; now there’s quite a few and

people are looking at insolvency. “It’s a shame people get to that stage because if they had seen us earlier we could have done something.” Nationally the number of people requiring the help of budgeting services has increased dramatically and this has occurred in Marlborough also. “This year we saw over 300 client cases that reflects the dire state in which some families in Marlborough are finding themselves,” Fiona said.

“It’s because of the recession and redundances. If people don’t have savings when they have a problem, there’s nothing for them to fall back on. “A lot of people are living pay to pay.” She said power was a big issue in Blenheim and the power companies had begun checking the credit ratings of clients. “The days of hopping from one power company to another are

behind us. We’re finding people in the situation where they can’t actually get the power on. They have to get a guarantor or a family member or they are moving somewhere else where someone has the power on. “It’s only the start of this issue and it will get worse. “We don’t have prepaid meters here in Blenheim and it’s an issue people need to be aware of. They have to keep their power up to date.” Continued page 2

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Debt more prevalent Continued from page 1 Fiona said easy credit and lack of savings were a cause of many problems and she encouraged people to make use of the free advice offered by the Marlborough Family Budgeting Service. Meanwhile, the St Vincent de Paul Society has found

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people who would not normally require their services were coming forward. “We’ve had people here in tears,” Francie Cameron said. Joyce Somerville, the community services manager for the Salvation Army which coordinates a food bank

in Blenheim, said demand had been fluctuating. A total of 44 food parcels were handed out in June; 26 in July, 37 in August and 24 last month. “We’re getting more older people than we used to see,” she said.

Classic cars on display By Robbie Parkes Classic cars to modern motoring marvels will be on display for the Club Holden Marlborough All Makes Car and Bike Show fundraiser next weekend. Taking place every two years, the event is only in its second year, but proved a popular attraction at its debut in 2010. “We only expected to get about 20 cars, but we got around 60, and for just a little club, that’s quite good,” said organiser Leeanne Chandler. “It’s not so much the vintage cars, we had such a big range of all sorts last time.” The event raised money for the new St John’s Ambulance building in Picton, as well as Picton School the first time

around. This year the money will got towards Picton School as well as Coastguard Marlborough. “We just thought we would do it for the coastguard because they’re local and an important group in town.” Leeanne said Picton School handles the food side of things on the day, such as a sausage sizzle, and there will also be a coffee cart at the event. This year they are expecting a lot of

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families as well as around 80 or 90 cars and bikes. They have also invited the other car clubs in the region to attend, with hopes everyone will benefit from a great day out.

The show takes place at Picton School, Saturday October 20 from 10am to 3pm. Car and bike entries are $5, while public admission is a gold coin.

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By Chris Tobin A proposed $1 million expansion of the Picton Museum at London Quay will have tourism benefits not just for Picton but for all of Marlborough. This is the view of Picton Historical Society president Mike Taylor. The society has applied for land use resource consent to build a two storey 18 metres long and 12m wide extension

to its existing museum on the Picton foreshore which will be heard before an independent commissioner at the Marlborough District Council today. “It’s big for tourism,” Mr Taylor said. The society’s liaison person for the project Bill Brehaut said some people had opposed the proposed extension because it was on foreshore land and others were opposed because of its

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The other donation came from Jon Perano, also from Blenheim, of a 1960 whale chaser Cachalott III. Other whaling artefacts, presently in private hands, are also expected to be donated. Mr Brehaut said if consent was granted, fundraising would begin in earnest with construction possibly starting in the third quarter of next year.

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Tourists flood in for day By Chris Tobin Buses were busy ferrying 100s of tourists from the cruiseship Radiance of the Seas in Shakespeare Bay to Picton yesterday morning as the summer cruiseship season started. More than 2000 tourists wandered the town’s streets or took the opportunity to embark on short trips further afield to wineries and to Blenheim. Tracy Johnston, general manager of Destination Marlborough, said 700 of the tourists had already pre-booked excursions for the day while the others took the option of travelling into Picton on buses. Some of the 900 crew members were also visiting the area’s attractions and Ms Johnston said the captain of the vessel toured the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. “This is a great opportunity for Marlborough,” she said. The buses ferried the tourists to the Picton Museum where they were greeted by the Picton Meet and Greet Volunteers who handed out pamphlets and directed them to the shopping area or to the nearby i-Site office. “We’re quite excited to come here since we haven’t been here before,” Margaret Clark of Sydney said. Mrs Clark and her husband Bill boarded the Radiance of the Seas in Hawaii on September 24 and this was the last leg of the trip. “We love Marlborough wine,” Mr Clarke said. The tourists were of all ages and mainly from Australia or the United States. Among those at the bus drop-off point were Amy Cannon of Blenheim and her daughter Theresa who

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the radiance of the seas berthed at shakespeare Bay, picton, yesterday and drew many onlookers. Photo by Chris Tobin

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Clara’s got talent Marlborough’s budding young singer-songwriter Clara van Wel has impressed the judges on New Zealand’s Got Talent. On Sunday night the 14 year-old Marlborough Girls’ College pupil made it to the next round of the television show. Clara sang her own composition and played the guitar. The judges then had to cut down the final contestants from 240 acts to 30.

A third education partnership deal has been signed between the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and a leading university in China, the Hubei Polytechnic University in Huangshi. The partnership deal adds to NMIT’s existing partnership arrangements with the Hunan University of Technology and Zhejiang Water Conservancy and Hydropower College. The latest partnership was yet to be signed off by the local education authority, but it was hoped it would be up and running by the start of the 2013 academic year.

right: andre hemsen of Blenheim, left, was one of the picton meet and greet Volunteers welcoming visitors from the cruiseship radiance of the seas yesterday.

were waiting to catch up with relations from Sydney, Graham and Diane Shore. The Radiance of the Seas was due to leave at 4pm yesterday afternoon. The next cruiseship due in Picton is the Voyager of the Seas on November 18. This summer 20 cruiseship visits will be made to Picton.

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Operation Christmas Child is here again Last year the Marlborough community filled about 250 shoeboxes with festive goodies. They made Christmas special for children living in very poor countries around the Pacific. “More than 40 of those boxes came from Picton, which was really impressive,” said Nicole Ecklein, a Blenheim Etelini Manoa, 13, Beau Hawkins, 13, and Awhina Millan-Ratima, 12, are members of the Kapa Haka group representative for the appeal. She works alongside fellow Blenheim at Bohally Intermediate, rehearsing hard in preparation for a competition in Nelson at the beginning representative, Cherie Bary. of November. This year shoeboxes will go from Marlborough to Papua New Guinea. The Shoebox Appeal is an annual event, giving local families a chance Story and photo by Beau is taking part in. to show everyone what we’re up to fill up a shoebox with supplies for Annabelle Latz “We have a short window to to.” needy children. There is not much holidaying come up with the funds.” Group member Etelini Manoa, Items needed most are jandals, ungoing on for a group of pupils She is busy fundraising for 13, is sure their training will pay derwear, school supplies, toothbrushes, at Bohally Intermediate at the the trip, and is asking the off. hard soap, sunglasses, a baseball cap, moment. Marlborough community to come “I’m looking forward to doing a comb. The kapa haka group of 36 and support the fundraising auc- really well in the competition,” “It’s all the stuff we take for granted pupils heads to Nelson early next tion dinner at Bamboo Garden. she said. each day. It’s also great to include some month for the Te Waipounamu The dinner and auction starts at Awhina Millan-Ratima, 12, said things that are not essential, but are Kapa Haka. 6pm, and tickets are $35. the holidays have been about early useful or fun – candy, a small toy, jump They are spending most days “It’s so cool how at Bohally, starts and hard work. rope, a small stuffed animal, a ball, a of their holidays at the school the school really holds onto this “It takes a lot of dedication to hall, refining their performance culture.” get up and be here at 8am in the routine, before competing against Beana is requesting auction holidays.” the best kapa haka groups in the items, and can be contacted on “We’d like people to buy tickets top of the South Island. 021 0244 9701 for any items so we can perform really well in Beana Hawkins is involved in people would like to donate. Nelson,” said Beau Hawkins, 13. organising the trip, which her son “We’re just newbees, and want

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wind-up flashlight, or solar calculator.” Nicole said this is a great project for children to participate in. They can choose an age-group, have the choice of a boy or a girl, and choose their purchases. People can bring the box to the Blenheim Sun office by Thursday, November 1 and it will be shipped overseas in time for a child to open it by Christmas. “It’s a great way for New Zealanders to very directly show love and compassion to our Pacific neighbours.” The Blenheim Sun has always offered support for this project. Shoeboxes and guidelines are available from the Sun office, and from Cresswell’s Shoes. “Cherie and I have been coordinating this project for many years but we’re still always so amazed at how kindhearted Marlburians are, and how much they think about less fortunate people in the Pacific. It is really hugely generous that people dig deep and do what they can for others,” said Nicole.

By Chris Tobin Work on building a new frost machine at Hardcase Vineyard in Casey’s Road, Seddon, had to be stopped after a neighbour complained that it was too close to her property eventhough it had been given Marlborough District Council approval. “It has since been ascertained that the frost machine had been placed too close to the neighbour’s house and that is being rectified,” a Marlborourgh District Council spokesperson said. The council’s compliance manager Garth Congdon was not available for comment. The neighbour Vanessa Schonberger said she was unaware that a frost machine was being built on the property until she saw work starting on a concrete pad at the site. Then she checked the council website to view the land use resource application made in July by Hardcase Vineyard for the 13.7 metre high frost machine including one other. To her surprise the council had granted non-notified consent on September 13. In the documentation backgrounding its decision, the council stated: “The nearest of the houses is approximately 290 metres from the closest proposed frost fan’s location.”

Elsewhere the council report stated: “The nearest residential boundary is approximately 270 metres from fan 1.” However Ms Schonberger said the law required a frost machine to be 300 metres from the nearest dwelling and this was not the case as far as her property was concerned. She pointed this out to the Marborough District Council after council approved the application stating as it did that the wind fan would not have any significant adverse effects on the environment. Also, after she complained to council, Ms Schonberger said surveyors returned to Hardcase Vineyard and the concrete pad was relocated further away. “How did it slip through by non notification where the application clearly stated persons were affected and it didn’t matter?” she asked. The council spokesperson said the land use resource consent application was not notified as the activity was a controlled activity in that zone. “That means it must be approved if it complies with the rules for that activity in that zone which the application did.” Frost fans are a permitted activity pursuant to the Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan.

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Record numbers for geese shoot By Robbie Parkes A record number of shooters are heading to Molesworth Station for the Canadian Geese spring shoot this weekend. “There’s over 300 going, and that’s the biggest one at the Molesoworth since they’ve been running shoots up there in 23 years,” said New Zealand Game Bird Hunters Association (NZGBHA) chairman Tom Lanauze. “It’s massive for us, it shows local hunters are really supportive and we can help farmers in response to Canda Geese.” Early in 2011, the Government moved Canadian Geese to schedule 5 of the Wildlife Act, and Fish and Game had no further involvement in the management of the bird as they were not officially a game bird anymore. The NZGBHA was formed so as to keep the hunting of the birds from becoming a free-for-all. Tom said the numbers of shooters heading up just shows hunters are proactive, and it is gaining a lot of interest. Canterbury University Hunting Society (Huntsoc) have joined with the NZGBHA and plan to send members on each shoot, with a full team heading up to Molesworth this weekend. NZGBHA committee member Russell West, also going on the shoot, said the record number of shooters is a good sign. Now that the bird has come off the game bird list, a few hunters stopped, but a new influx have come in, he said. “With them stepping back, it’s sort of opened up the debate and discussions, but perked up interest. “I know of at least three pig hunters coming up for their first shoot.”

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Some people think geese shooting involves a lot of waiting by ponds for things to happen, he said. “That’s not what’s on offer in the Molesworth, you could be walking for hours.” The spring shoot also bags the biggest numbers. “What happens at this time of year, the adult birds start pairing up for mating. They’ve had their goslings from last year, they’ve gone through the malt and followed the folks back home.”

The adult birds then leave their young to fend for themselves. “Those young birds have only had one year’s tutelage, and they’re more susceptible to doing stupid things.” A spring shoot could bring somewhere between 900 and 1200 birds overall, said Russell, and he has heard of single blocks bringing in 190 in one shoot. Traditionally the shoot has taken place on Labour weekend, but this year the shooters are going up this weekend so as to include the school holidays.

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I’ll be spending my time with my kids at home, but our favourite local holiday spot is at my parents’ resort in the sounds.

Labour weekend will be spent gardening, and then we’re off to Karamea for whitebaiting over Marlborough Anniversary weekend.

I’ll be staying in Blenheim for the first long weekend but am off to Wellington Marlborough Anniversary weekend to watch the netball and go shopping.

Catching up with friends, and studying for exams. My favourite place would definitely be sailing around the Sounds with my family.

I’ll be busy studying for NCEA level 3, so there’s no such thing as holidays for me at the moment.

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Marlborough Sounds flotilla... Coast Guard responds Dear Ed, It is with regret that I find it necessary to write to you because of the accusations, made by Mr Peter Beech in regard to Coastguard Marlborough Inc, not supporting his flotilla on September 30 last. Coastguard Marlborough Inc is a charitable trust, made up of a very dedicated and selfless group of volunteers, who all freely give their time in support of the Coastguard’s motto of Saving Lives At Sea. Being a charitable trust means that the Coastguard can not take sides in politically motivated issues. It is their role to assist all those who work and play on the water. I did attempt to explain this to Mr Beech prior to the flotilla, but that obviously fell on deaf ears. Mr Beech is completely wrong and misleading when he states that New Zealand King Salmon Limited has some hold over organisations such as

Vicky White Blenheim I’ll be busy working, but when I do get time off I enjoy going to Picton and sailing about the Sounds.

Coastguard because of there financial power. Coastguard Marlborough Inc has a long and proud tradition of fiscal management. I, as president am disappointed at such comments being levelled at the organisation that I and my unit are very proud to be associated with. I would further like to reassure the people of Marlborough that although the Coastguard were not present at the flotilla we were, as always on 24 hour standby, ready to respond at a moments notice, should there have been an emergency involving any member of the boating public, including Mr Beech. I trust that this will answer any misgivings your readers may have had. regards R.M.(Dick)Chapman President Coastguard Marlborough Inc.

Rude students Dear Ed, You can always tell when it is the school holidays by the amount of students hanging around Market Street area. Just the other day I witnessed a bunch of what looked like MGC students hanging about ATMs abusing vineyard workers with obscenities. What makes you think that you are better than them? These workers do not deserve your rudeness and racism. Grow up girls, your generation will one day be running this country. What a sad sight to bear. Concerned Resident.

Afternoon delight Dear Sir, The social/dance held Friday 5th October to bring together residents of rest homes was enjoyed by a large crowd. Great music, decorations and friendship. A wheel chair dance a highlight. Sadly the afternoon tea, a big disappointment. Half cold savouries, four on a plate on a table with eight people. No fresh cakes and nondescript sandwiches piled together on one plate, hardly exciting for those who recall the afternoon delicacies of their youth. Surely they deserve more. Maybe next year. Concerned.

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The Department of Conservation celebrates its centenary this weekend, and Colin Davis chats with Annabelle Latz about his time as campground operator at Pelorus Bridge in the early days. Pelorus Bridge has always captured the heart and eyes of Colin Davis. He knew, when the opportunity arose, he was the man to revive the campground there in 1977. He and his wife Lorraine, and their two young children packed up from Picton, and called Pelorus Sound home until 1982. “We were a very outdoor family anyway, and it was the most wonderful place to raise a family,” he said. Pelorus Scenic Reserve Board, (PSRB), with characters like Charlie Saunders and Basil Hundleby, were involved in these early days. On arrival there was no power, the Davis family set up their business in a double garage, one metre off the ground, at the end of the house. “My job was to maintain the tracks, and Lorraine ran the café.” The café was soon revamped and up to full speed, catering for the day trippers and the weekly 300 campers. A fire six years earlier had destroyed the original café. People used to camp along the side of the road when they came to Pelorus. “That was quite popular. The road was a lot slower and much narrower.” “The significance for us was the generations of campers who had gone there.” Pleasures were simple and wonderful. “On weekend mornings I’d go around the campground with fresh milk, hot bread, and the paper.” Bread used to come from the bakery at Rai Valley. Managing the Old Man’s Beard, or the Clematis Vitabla, was a big job. “The Outward Bound students would camp up the road and spend lots of time unveiling the trees of the Old Man’s Beard - the weight of it would tip the trees over.” “Over the years farmers and people in the community have spent thousands of man power

hours on the tracks and the reserve.” The summer of 1978 was a hot one. “In one week we went through two 44-gallon drums of ice cream. It was huge!” During the summer months, campers had their daily ritual, including a morning pilgrimage to the river for a swim and a play in the waterfalls. The reserve and nature tracks were afternoon choices, and the glow worms were a feature of the night. “People just enjoyed the birds, the bush and the river, and for a few people this hasn’t changed.” Possums and wasps were a problem, and each winter dormant wasps’ nests were destroyed. “The largest one was under the bridge. You could have put a small car in it, it was huge!” Floods, fires, and regular power cuts threw constant challenges their way. “For communication, we were on a party line with seven other people, and we all had individual codes. At weekends the phone would go off at 10.30pm om a Froday and come on again at 6am on a Monday. That was it.” Organisation was essential. ‘Carless days’, meant one day each week when they would opt not to drive, to save energy. Petrol was unavailable during the weekends, which used to catch people out coming off the ferry from Wellington. “A man was in the back yard one night, he said he needed some petrol because he was the AA man! So I got out of bed and gave him some.” Impromptu magic shows, organ playing in the bush, a visiting New Zealand band Blerta, a motorcar rally passing through, and the Wizard’s visits from Christchurch with his upside down globe, all formed great memories. Colin remembered one evening when a row between a couple broke out in the campground. “This caravan door slammed, and they just drove off with their poles and awning still attached. They got to the road and it ripped off,

and they just carried on driving!” Colin and Lorraine loved their time at Pelorus, but as their two children reached high school age, after five years of working every day, they were “dead on their feet.” Morrie and Margaret James took over Pelorus campground in 1982. The Davis family moved into Blenheim,

and Colin continued working for DOC as a conservation officer, which took over Pelorus Bridge campground in 1987. “We were very sad to leave, but we had a time slot put on it, we wanted to leave while we were still fresh.” See Friday’s Sun for more details about the centenary celebrations this weekend.


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has expanded and grown even more. “It’s always evolving,” she said. Overall, her garden sprawls around one acre, but covers a wide variety of plants, including native Australian types, cacti and flowers. Tour organiser Nicki Stace said there is a big range of gardens to see this year. “People are very generous at showing their gardens. “And we’ve got a few new, different gardens, and some that are already established.” Being in the midst of spring, means lush gardens with lovely flowers are beginning

to emerge, she said. There are a few that require a bit of a walk, but at certain points there will be a sausage sizzle available, as well as a few cold drinks on hand. Money raised from the tour goes towards the Wairau Valley Anglican Parish, mainly to help with running costs. The tour takes place this weekend, October 13 and 14. Programmes are available from Islington Gardens, Renwick Dairy, Selmes Garden Trust Nursery, Roselands Pets and Plants, Devon Nursery, and Springlands Garden Centre & Cafe.

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no reason to suggest the existing resource consents are under threat or that conditions are likely to be changed significantly. He said the continued improvement to ship designs have minimised the impact of the ships’ wakes and the Sounds shoreline is not being subject to the wave damage caused by the previous fast ferries which crossed Cook Strait. “There is no talk of ferries being required to reduce

speed and drop a crossing from their timetable so, really, this is not a factor in the Clifford Bay debate.” Mr Sowman said the future of Clifford Bay will be a national government decision and it will be the Government’s responsibility to ensure that all economic factors are taken into account, including the direct effect on the Marlborough economy of any move. However, Mr Sowman said that it was widely understood

that the final decision would be determined by the overall national benefit of moving the terminal further south. “There are a number of factors to be considered including the economic benefit of faster north-south travel times for rail and trucking freight measured against the cost of building and maintaining a terminal off Marlborough’s eastern coastline rather than at the head of the Sounds,” he said.

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ager Cheryl Thompson says sometimes if we care for or know someone with a mental illness we forget about ourselves. “Look after yourself and then you can look after the other person as well. “It’s about stepping back and taking notice.”

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Here in Marlborough we are spoilt when it comes to accessing local fresh fish at our stores, at good prices. Lawrence Gledhill of Ngamahau Fishing Fresh Fish, in Kent St, Picton, has been in the fishing game for more than 35 years, and as a fish retailer for the past 20 years. All the fish in his counter is caught locally, except for the salmon that is from Stewart Island, but smoked by his team. He sells to a lot of local restaurants and chefs, and his fish stand is a familiar sight at the Sunday Farmers’ Market in Blenheim. Blue cod is a favourite here, as well as Lawrence Gledhill, of Ngamahau Fishing Fresh Fish in Picton. Keneperu snapper. And of course, Marlborough is famous take its toll on the good prices seen in for its mussels. Marlborough, as local commercial “There’s always lots of variety,” said fishing companies will be offered more Lawrence, noting a good pick up in the top-dollar prices for their fish further blue cod market in recent years. north and overseas. “For recreational fishing, most people “Make the most of the good prices,” are in the Marlborough Sounds, wherever said Lawrence. they can get out of the wind and the He is gearing up for a busy tourist weather!” season, and prides himself on providing Lawrence’s fishing boats are based in affordable local supply. the Cook Strait. Lawrence hopes to see more kids He said fish range in price, from the down at the wharfs with their rods this cheaper trawl fish like gurnard, red cod, summer, but said to take special note of pearl, and flounder, to the more expensive prohibited and non-prohibited areas for varieties such as groper, butter fish, blue wharf fishing. cod and snapper. “During the summer there is great The trend of freighting chilled fish to snapper to be caught off our beaches and Auckland, bound for the export market, in the Keneperu, so get down there with is increasingly growing. your surf casters.” Lawrence said this could eventually


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before you fish With summer on the horizon, it is time to start thinking about safety on the water. Pauline Bevin is the project facilitator from Nelson Ranger Fishing Co Ltd. She wanted to remind people about always wearing a life jacket, and keeping safe distances from other boats. “Have a nice happy summer out on the waters,” she said. Blue cod season is coming up, but at the moment scallop season is in full swing. “Look at the rule books and be safe,” she said.

Recreational fishing for blue cod in Marlborough Sounds From April 1, 2011, recreational fishers were allowed to take blue cod from the Marlborough Sounds area. Rules were applied, for different areas of Marlborough: Area 1: Marlborough Sounds. Closed every year between September 1 and December 19, (both days inclusive). You can only take or possess two blue cod per fisher at any one time. This applies even if you caught the fish from outside the area and you are transporting the fish through the area. You can only have blue cod 30-35cm. You must not fillet the blue cod, unless you eat them immediately. Any blue cod eaten form part of your daily limit. You must not use more than two hooks per fishing line, when fishing for any finfish species (excluding longlines). Fishers staying in baches and aboard vessels are not exempt from these regulations and may only land or transport by sea, two whole or gutted blue cod on any one day. Area 2: Maud Island Area: closed year round. No finfish of any species can be taken. Area 3: Challenger East Area. The daily limit is three blue cod per fisher at 30cm or greater. When accumulating your daily bag limits, you may only have a maximum of six blue cod at any one time, even if you caught the fish from outside the area. You must not fillet blue cod, unless you eat them immediately. Any blue cod eaten form a part of your daily limit. During the open season you cannot transport blue cod from other Fishery Management Areas into the Marlborough Sounds Area, unless it meets the regulations.



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H OU N S E LL , Bessie Doreen: On Thursday October 4 2012, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital Blenheim. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife of Jack, much loved mother and mother-inlaw of Kathleen and the late Alan Dearnley (Wakefield), Kevin and Marilyn (Christchurch), the late Graham, and Judy Webb, loved Nana Bessie of the late Ryan Graham, Cara, the late Ryan Paul;Jonathan and Chantelle; Keryn and Pip; Jayden, Shikylah, Kylen and Alanni; Julie-Anne, Kelsie and Reagan and very special aunty of Karen and Robin and all her nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Bessie was held at the Mayfield Chapel on Monday October 8. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.

FEATHER, Richard Alexander: Passed away Sunday October 7 2012. Born Little River, as the Church bells were ringing, 13.9.1931. Second son of Johan and Thomas Feather, brother of Campbell Mt Morgan and the late Thomas, Helen and Kathleen. Dear husband of Joan Price (nee Shrives) for 60 years. Father of Richard and Eveline, dearest and respected Dad of Gaye, Joanie and Joel, dear Grandad of Ricky and Rosie, Samantha, JesseLee, Benjamin, Philip, Justine and Larrisa and a very very proud great Grandad of McKenzie, Zac and wee Hugo. At Richard’s request no flowers please. Messages to 82 Milton Tce Picton. We are so proud of how you fought your final battle with such dignity and bravery. Richard will be at his home until his funeral service which will be held at the Picton Union Parish Centre, Broadway Picton, at 11 am Thursday October 11 followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.

CLARK, Doreen Carol (nee Wadsworth): On Saturday October 6 2012, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village. In her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of Jack, much loved mother of Ian, Helen, Scott, and David, loved grandmother of Jack and Kirsten and loved sister of Daphne and Alma. Special thanks to Dr Bryce and staff at Redwood Village for all their care and support of Doreen. Messages to 15 Hale St Blenheim 7201. By request, no flowers please. At Doreen’s request a pri-


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Wednesday October 10: In Blenheim meeting with constituents and community groups by arrangement. Thursday October 11: In Parliament. Friday October 12: Officiate at the Blenpex 2012 Stamp and Postcard Exhibition, Blenheim. In Blenheim meeting with constituents and community groups by arrangement. 2012 Marlborough Sports Hall of Fame and Roll of Honour function in Blenheim. Saturday October 13: Glitz and Glamour in the Vines, Hospice fund raiser in Marlborough. Monday October 15: In Picton meeting with constituents and community groups by arrangement.

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Tuesday October 16-18: In Parliament. Education/ Science and Primary Production Select Committees.

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Saturday October 20: Rapaura School 150th Jubilee. Rangiora A&P Show. Monday October 22: Labour weekend. Enjoy & drive safely. Tuesday October 23-25: In Parliament.

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LABOUR WEEkEND 19 - 21ST OCTOBER 2012 Friday • Saturday • Sunday

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Luxury 5 Star Hotel Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim’s only 5 Star Hotel is seeking highly motivated tourism professionals to join our dynamic team to help us through our summer season and beyond NIGHT MANAGER – Hours 11pm-7.00am (Fri/Sat nights) RESERVATIONS AND GUEST SERVICE – Varied days and shifts RESTAURANT SUPERVISOR – Varied days and shifts All the above roles will include Nights, weekends and public holidays. If you have the following strengths then we would love to hear from you : • Dedicated to providing 5 Star excellence in Customer Service at all times • Passion for the Tourism Industry • Work well within a team • Flexibility

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We currently have a position available for a Vineyard Supervisor. Applicants must have the following: • At least three years experience • Be able to report to management and complete paperwork on time • Reliable and have a tidy work ethic • Preference will be given to an experienced Supervisor, but is not essential as full training will be given. • Be able to work long hours when required • Have excellent communication skills • A good understanding of RSE policy • Clean drivers license

Mitre10 Mega Marlborough is looking for phone operators to provide a first class telephone experience for our customers. Our focus is to provide a highly efficient, effective, and customer focused telephone process for every phone call that comes into our store. The successful candidate(s) will have considerable experience in operating a digital switchboard, though for the right person this may not be necessary. You will thrive in a fast-paced environment and bring to the table a high level of communication and interpersonal skills, be able to deal confidently with the public and provide excellent customer service, with the ability to deliver that “wow” factor! You will also display good problem solving skills and a high level of initiative and motivation. Reliability is a must, along with reliable transport to work and you will enjoy participating and contributing positively as a member of a team oriented environment. We have several positions available, which are shift work of approximately 20-30 hours per week, including potential weekend work, which will be discussed with the successful applicant(s) so a little flexibility will be required. So, if you think you have what it takes to be one of our new Phone Operators – then please send your application to HR & Development Coordinator and include a cover letter explaining why you think you’d be perfect for this position.

In the first instance, please forward a brief email to john@thornhillnz. no later than 20th October, 2012 explaining previous work history and contact details.

Applications close Monday 15th October 2012. Please quote PHONE08 on your application. HR & Development Coordinator Mitre10 MEGA PO Box 67, Blenheim 7240

Thornhill Horticultural Contracting is a well-established, large supplier of labour to the Viticulture industry in Marlborough. Thornhill is a registered Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) recruiting specific staff from New Zealand, Thailand and the Pacific Islands, to fulfil the needs of its valued vineyard clients.

Renwick Relief Deliverers We require deliverers in Renwick for relief runs. Our paper is delivered twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays Must be reliable and honest.

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LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATOR 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. To enable this growth to continue we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual. The successful applicant will be part of the logistics team that is responsible for the purchasing of drygoods, bottling scheduling, inventory management, freight forwarding and export documentation. This position will suit someone looking for a challenging but rewarding role, has well-developed spreadsheet skills, attention to detail, and an ability to manage multiple activities at once. A minimum of two years experience in a logistics role, ideally within the wine industry, is preferred. The role will be based at our award winning CarboNZero certified

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Expressions of interest and CV’s should be emailed to: Applications close 5pm, 23 October 2012

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ruNNers secure gold Runners Ian Thomas and John Kennedy did Marlborough proud when they helped to secure gold at the New Zealand road relay running championships on the weekend. Competing in Nelson on Saturday, the two runners helped edge the Tasman over 40s masters team ahead of their competitors to secure the top spot.

Mccaw Makes 100 All Blacks skipper Richie MacCaw marked 100 test victories in his career following the New Zealand team’s triumph over the Springboks on the weekend. The All Blacks beat South Africa in Soweto 32-16.

Murray coNfirMs rio New Zealand Olympic gold medalist and rower Eric Murray is gearing up for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Murray is the first of the Olympian rowers to confirm his presence for the next games.

Netball chaMps begiN Sixteen secondary school netball teams, including Marlborough Girls’ College have arrived in Timaru to play in the 2012 New Zealand Secondary School Netball Championships at SBS Arena. From October nine to 12, New Zealand’s top netballing schools will battle it out.

Veteran riders to tear up Northbank By Robbie Parkes Motocross veterans from all over the country will be making their way to Marlborough this weekend to tear up the track at the 2012 JT Racing New Zealand Veterans & Womens MX Champs. More than 110 riders are signed up for the national competition, hosted by the Marlborough Motorcycle Club, with the action kicking off at Wadsworths MX Park, Bartletts creek, Northbank. There are five races per class, over the two-day event. The competition pits the aged, but experience riders against one-another in the Veterans grades, starting at 30 years-old increasing in five year age groups, up until 50 plus - one of the larger classes. The Women’s championship includes 12 to 16 years-olds right through to 30 plus. Co-ordinator Craig Douglas said the event brings a bit of a cross-section of competitors. Numerous current and ex New Zealand champions will be hitting the track, including Marlborough’s very own Moston Wadsworth, reigning 50 plus national title holder.

“He’s just won numerous, 20 or more, New Zealand titles,” he said. “He’s the Richie McCaw of motocross.” The likes of Steve Lange and Mike Holland will also be amongst the group of riders representing the region at the weekend. Craig said the competitors really make the most of the track, “cutting it to shreds,” making it a great sporting event to watch. “It’s a good track for spectators, it’s natural terrain with a few man-made improvements. “We’d like to think we’d get about 400 or 500 people each day.” It is a great family day out, said Craig, there is plenty of coffee and hot food available too to keep the cold out. The general public can head along from 10am, with gate charges of $5 for adults and gold coin entry for kids. Directions to the venue will be sign posted from State Highway 6 at the Wairau bridge. The Marlborough Motocross Championship kicks off on Labour weekend, also at the same venue.

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sMith wiNs bostoN New Zealand runner Kim Smith has taken first place in the women’s grade of the Boston Half Marathon, clocking in one hour, 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Smith was awarded $US100,000 for best overall combined times in the three-race series that included the 5,000 and 10,000 metres in Boston, earlier in the year.

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sarah parkes, riding tallyho Maestro, was third in the penfolds pony trophy at waterlea racecourse on sunday.

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