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Felix aims for 104 By Emily Elliott Marlborough’s oldest man turns older today, as he checks off another year to his life. Felix Herd, will be spending most of today catching up with his family as he celebrates a milestone of turning 103 years old - having spent all of those years in Marlborough. “It’s a big event for us, once you get over 100 it’s special,” his son, Noel Herd said. When asked about the highlight of this year, Felix said it is still to come. “The best part will be my birthday. I’ll have all of my family in to see me.” Felix can still walk around his room, hear, and see relatively well. According to his daughter, Alison, Felix is holding his own with his health. “When the doctor comes in to see him he says, ‘Well there’s really not that much wrong with you!” “He still knows all of his family when they come in,” Noel said.

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The remnants of Nichola’s home in Vanuatu after being destroyed by a fire.

By Emily Elliott He came to Marlborough in order to provide a better life for his family, only to have it burnt down just before Christmas. Originally from Port Vila in Vanuatu, Nichola Noapip has been doing vineyard work in Blenheim for the past three years, sending the money home to his wife and four children for schooling and building. The money he sent successfully built a house for his family, one that his sister, her child, and his parents also lived in. However, five drunks allegedly recently burnt down his rental home, as well as his newly built home. “Everything was lost. “His children and family just had to flee,” said Jean Rooney, Mr Noapip’s Pastoral Care Supporter. Mr Noapip couldn’t return home, and has stayed in Blenheim to work. According to Mrs Rooney, Mr Noapip is just gutted. “He is so concerned for his family, and wants to get home, although I managed to

Nichola Noapip put a smile on his face when I told him we’d raised $570.” Jacinda Thompson, from Nativity Church, has set up a donation page on Telecom’s new ‘givealittle’ site. The site is sponsored by Telecom, enabling 100% of donations to go straight towards the cause. “We’re trying to raise money for building materials and household goods,” Mrs Rooney

said. “I’ve already sent a bag of clothing back before Christmas.” Mrs Rooney said the money will be sent back with Mr Noapip, and they are going to send the goods donated and purhcased in a container. “We need good quality second hand roofing iron. “They live simply, but they need things like matresses, linen, and sheets.” Mr Noapip will head home in April to rebuild the home. In the meantime, his family are living with others. Mr Noapip is grateful to the community for helping him to rebuild his family’s life. Mrs Rooney is currently brainstorming other ways to raise money, and believes a fundraising concert will be held in February. To make a donation and read about Nichola Noapip, please go to Telecom’s Givealittle site: www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/vanuatufire. To make contact with Jean Rooney and give donations, please call her on 021893179.

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First baby of 2013

The new year has kicked off to a fabulous start for Katai Tinorei, who gave birth to Blenheim’s first baby for 2013. The baby girl is her second child, and Mrs Tinorei said that is enough for her. Mrs Tinorei, who was due on the 29th, said it was a special way to start the year. “It’s the first day of the year, and it’s my first girl.” The baby girl, Amarjeef Adelaine Kour, has an Indian name, named

tyler holds his newborn sister, amarjeef adelaine Kour; the first Blenheim baby of 2013.

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DoC summer explorer programme The Department of Conservations’s Summer Explorer Programme in Marlborough begins this month, in conjunction with local clubs and organisations. There are various fun, familyfriendly events to head along to including a guided mountain bike tour of Wairau Lagoon, a guided White’s Bay beach walk and gold panning at Whakamarina. For more information, or to book go to http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/events-and-awards/ regional-events/marlborough/, or contact the Department of Conservation, South Marlborough Area Office, 03 572 9100.

after her grandmother. “I’m dying to go home and bath her and get her into some real clothes!” Mrs Tinorei’s son, Tyler, is excited to have a little sister. “Now he has company and won’t get bored of us,” Mrs Tinorei joked. The last babies of 2012 were welcomed with love, ready to start the New Year. Joshua Samuel Woolf was born to Janet and Sam, and Angus and Ratapu Moore also welcomed the early arrival of their first baby boy.

left: Janet holds Joshua samuel Woolf, born on the last day of 2012.

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right: angus and ratapu moore hold their new son, born on December 31, 2012.

The Marlborough Harness Racing Club Interislander Summer Festival Marlborough Trots will be taking place at Waterlea Racecourse next Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. The fun, family day out includes plenty of entertainment for the kids, live music and thrilling racing on-track. Visit the www.theraces.co.nz for more information

Felix celebrates 103

Continued from page 1 During the day, Felix, a rubgy player, football player, and rower in his younger days, catches up on sports by watching TV. “I was the eldest member at football, and the eldest member at rowing. “Everywhere I went I was old, old, old!” Felix joked. Alison was wearing his soccer medal as a necklace, presented to Felix in 1927 for being the Most Improved Player. Yet even as a rower for Wairau Club for many years, Felix has never swam in his life. “Felix watched all of the Olympics on TV. The nurse used to take him out and about and show him what they were doing and take him to her office,” Alison said.

According to Noel, Felix is a big fella who’s had to get himself around most of his life, and he was still living in his own house at age 100. “He’s still over six foot!” Alison added. Felix hasn’t been out much since his birthday last year, when 120 family members gathered together at the Argosy in Woodbourne. “It was a great birthday in one big room, where you could wander around and talk to all the family - whoever you liked!” Felix remembered. Felix is happy to have made it to 103, a milestone he always wanted to reach. “Now I’m looking forward to 104. “I’ve always said I don’t know what I’d do if I got to 104, I’d just hope to do the best I can.”

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With Rebel Sport up-and-running, Lifetime Mortgage Solutions will soon be rehoused into the building’s second storey, as the old site is expected to be demolished this month. Liftetime Mortgage Solutions (formerly Mortgage Link) has been at 3 Main St for the past 17 years. The old Lifetime building will be demolished to make way for car parks.

ecOnOmic activity up in SeptemBer

Economic activity, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), was up 0.2 percent in the September 2012 quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand. This growth follows revised growth of 0.3 percent in the June 2012 quarter. The main movements by industry this quarter were: Construction (up 4.5 percent), due to increases in residential and nonresidential building, with Canterbury featuring in both. Manufacturing (down 1.1 percent), due to decreases in metal product and food and beverage manufacturing. Agriculture (down 2.8 percent), falling this quarter after higher than usual growth in the first six months of the year.

Moa Beer backs bid for new Kiwi Olympic glory The beer that toasted every Kiwi medal at the London Olympics has signed up again as the official beer of the New Zealand Olympic team for Rio 2016. Moa Beer won’t wait four years before unleashing another support party though. The brand has also signed on to support the NZ teams at the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games and Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. As the exclusive beer behind the 2012 NZ Olympic team, Moa supplied the thirsty masses at the purpose-built watering hole ‘Kiwi House’ in London. Moa chief executive Geoff Ross says Kiwi House also lit a fire under the brewery’s UK expansion. “We put Moa on show for prospective business partners and, as a result, our first order is about to be shipped to UK distributor James Clay. We also found out which Moa varieties impressed the locals and of course celebrated Kiwi success with fans and athletes alike.” With a UK distribution partner comes more opportunity for Moa to leverage the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, said Ross. “Re-signing with the NZOC this early gives us four years to plan a bigger and better Moa beer presence wherever we go.” Brazilian distributor Oceania Group has

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“When the New Zealand team and support crew arrives in Rio for the next Olympics we’ll be there ready and waiting,” said Ross.

Change of course for River Queen The River Queen is stopping its regular service of cruises and switching to running planned charters, says owner/operator Peter Makin. “ Recent and on-going vandalism and break-ins have forced us to remove the boat from town,” Mr Makin said. He operates the business with his wife Sandra. “Despite discussions with the local council over the past 12 months, nothing has yet been done to either improve lighting or security surveillance around Riverside Park by the River Queen.” Mr Makin said they had installed additional lighting and used cameras but the problems had not gone away. The Makins have taken to camping out on board over the last few weeks. Mr Makin said in the past 12 months the River Queen had 12 windows smashed, five break-ins and numerous acts of trespass and minor vandalism. “Now we’ll concentrate on our core business which is offering cruises, seven days a week, by private arrangement,¨ Mr Makin said. it has been an exasperating time for peter makin. “This side of the business is booming.”

Love consulting company to be liquidated Blenheim businessman Jack Love’s company - 30/30 Consulting Limited has been placed into liquidation. The move follows an application in October by Bosco Connect Limited,

trading as Tiny Mighty Power. Last month, The Hight Court at Blenheim ruled the company was to be liquidated. Mr Love had owned A Love Affair - a

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in your paper (28 dec), it was reported that “both (new yrs celebrations) finish with a fireworks display at midnight” my friends and i made a special trip into blenheim to watch but left at 12.10am feeling very ripped off!! was this incorrect reporting or did MDC give your reporter false information? id also like to know what happened to alternating the fireworks displays between blenheim and picton? seems to have been in picton at least the last 5yrs. The information regarding the fireworks display was supplied to The Sun. We wish to apologise to our readers who were misled. Ed.

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Clearing letterboxes Dear Ed, Re your article (Dec 19) about homes cleared in preparation for the Ale House. What a shame contractors did not take the letter boxes away as well. If no residence is to be built why leave these to fill up with newspapers, pamphlets, and it would appear even beer bottles. The same thing happened when land was cleared on the corner of

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Better lambing season in region Story by Annabelle Latz There are more lambs on the ground in Marlborough this season compared to twelve months ago. Nationwide, an estimated 26.9 million lambs were tailed this spring – 1.39 million more than last year, according to Lamb Crop 2012, the latest report from Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service. But with conditions already looking dry, Northern South Island Director Andy Fox said it is important for farmers to plan ahead with selling off stock, and maximise the elements that are in their control. “To maximise weights, make decisions early.” Based in Scargill, Andy will be selling off more lambs as stores this summer. But he said if conditions were to turn around, meaning rain later this summer and more feed availability, compensations for premature sellingoff of stock can be counter-acted with increasing ewe weights for a maximum scanning percentage next season. Andy said investing in alternative land uses like

growing Lucerne is a good option, and focusing on minimal parasite interference is also important. “There is a lot more information out there now, like better weather forecasting.” Beef and Lamb field days are great options for information gathering, and Andy would like to see more farmers going along to these. South Island export lamb slaughter is estimated to go up 5.3 per cent to 10.6 million, an increase of 500,000 lambs. There has been a sharp correction in lamb prices , with a $5-6 per kg early in the season, compared to over $8 per kg in 2011. Andy said it is frustrating to have lamb legs retailing for $10 in the supermarket, particularly on the back of last year’s prices. He urges farmers not to dwell on factors they cannot control, such as the exchange rate and the weather. “It’s just energy wasted.” At the same time, he encourages farmers to build stronger relationships with the meat companies. Early decision making to determine when to sell stock will be important this “The silence has been deafening.” summer, as conditions continue to dry off.

Clifford Bay public meetings We replace rechargeable batteries for; Power Tools, Vinyard Equipment, Survey, Medical and Emergency Lighting etc, etc.

Like what you see? Clifford Bay farmer Pete Davison is among many Marlborough people keenly following the proposal to have a ferry terminal at Clifford Bay. He is pictured at the bay and is pointing towards the North Island.

Dates have been set for public meetings for the people of Picton, Blenheim, Seddon and Ward, and Havelock to enable public discussion about the impact of a proposed shift of the Cook Strait ferry terminal from Picton to Clifford Bay. The first public meeting will be held on Monday evening February 11, in Picton, with a midday meeting in Seddon or Ward the next day, February 12, and an evening

meeting that night in Blenheim. Details of venues will be publicly advertised in the New Year. The Government has yet to make a decision on a proposal but it has indicated that, if it does get the go ahead, the project could be completed by 2020. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said there was a great deal of information to draw out of the community before there was a full understanding of what a shift

might mean. “There’s no doubt the impact will be significant if a decision is made to move. But what we don’t yet know is the extent of the impact. “The Government has done some work assessing business impact but as we haven’t seen that report we don’t know how thorough or accurate it is. Nor do we, as a community, have an accurate picture ourselves.”

December was a sunny month Sunshine hours in Blenheim and Marlborough last month were well up on December 2011. A total of 256.4 hours of sunshine were recorded compared with 167.4 hours in December 2011 which was the lowest December sunshine hours on record. December 2010 recorded 224.9 hours sunshine. December 2009 recorded 264.2 hours sunshine. A total of 25.4 mm of rain was recorded for December

2012 which was 52% of the long-term average for December of 49 mm. December 2011 recorded 103.8 mm. December 2010 recorded 131.6 mm, the wettest December on record for Blenheim; 1930-2010. December 2009 rainfall was 19.8 mm. The total rainfall recorded in the 79 days (11 weeks) from October 14 to December 31, 2012, was only 37.4 mm, which is only

29% of the long-term average for this period of 129 mm. Mean temperature of 18.0°C for December 2012 was 1.3°C above the long-term average for December of 16.7°C. December 2011 mean temperature was 16.0°C. December 2010 mean temperature was 18.2°C. The maximum temperature during December of 32.0°C was recorded on Christmas Day. This was followed by 29.8°C on Boxing Day.


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White’s Bay by the Surf Club, 9pm – free.

Stadium 2000 Pool Friday 6am – 6pm. Adult $5, child $3, seniors $4.50, family $12.

Stadium 2000 Pool Saturday and Sunday 8.30am – 5pm. adult $5, child $3, seniors $4.50, family $12.

Riverside Railways Train departs from Brayshaw Park station at 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:15pm for Beaver station at Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. Return journey takes approx 1hr. Fares; Adults $10 children $5 cash only.

Picton Farmers’ Market 1pm-4pm at cnr Auckland St and London Quay, Picton - on the grass between the museum and playground’s pirate ship.

Picton Rotary Club Car boot sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 573 7390 The Muslim Association of Marlborough Inc Friday (jummah) prayers every week between 12pm – 2pm, upstairs meeting room at Marlborough Community centre, 25 Alfred St, Blenheim. (space for ladies also). For details contact: Br Zayd 027 644 979 or Br Fouad 021 0253 1275. The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open everyday from 9am, great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free!

Cruise Ship Voyager of the Seas will be in port (Picton) today, arriving at 1400hrs (2pm) and leaving at 2200hrs (10pm).

Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434.

Sunday 30th December Pony Club Pony club grounds, New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Picton Rotary Club Car boot sale. Picton RSA carpark, from 9am - 1pm, every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Sheira 5737390.

Drylands new year doubles tournament Saturday and Sunday. Men and women’s doubles. Players 14years and over. Contact Jane 579 4051 or Richard Marfell 570 5795.

People’s Sunday Market Noel Leeming Carpark. Open through the holiday season. Good quality crafts, belts and buckles, woodware, jewellery, clothing, olive oil, F/R eggs, book. Sites $5.

Queen Charlotte College pool Open daily from 12noon – 5.30pm. entrance off Hampden St, Picton. Free entry, life guards will be on duty.

Farmers’ Market 9am - 12noon - A and P Showgrounds, Cnr Alabama and Maxwell Roads, Blenheim.

Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club 10am-4pm every Sunday at Brayshaw Park. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and book. Free admission.

Rail Sail Open every day over the holiday period on the Picton Foreshore. 10am – 4pm for train rides and model yachts to sail. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

Sit and be fit with Sue Free general exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street, plenty of parking. Phone Sue: 578 0469 Sit and be fit with Jeanette. Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. 10am, phone 578 5395.

26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm.

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Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789. Pregnancy yoga 9.15am-10.15am. for information call Huia: 021 0724 107.

Tramping Club Mary 5728762.

Riverside Railways Train departs from Brayshaw Park Station at 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:15pm for Beaver Station at Riverside Park,central Blenheim and return. Return journey takes approx 1hr. FARES; Adults $10 Children $5 Cash only.

Mini putt & merry-go-round Picton foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am.

Tango lessons Improvers, 7pm, basics 8.30pm. Nurses hall, Blenheim. Monica: 572 2667.

Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. plants produce and crafts.

Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. liz 027 748 6666.

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Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

If you have any special Christmas day or holiday photos, please send them in for us to publish. Email to news@blenheimsun. co.nz with your name, a small description and your contact phone number.

Pastel painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888.

Saturday 29th December White’s Bay glow-worm walk Come and search for glow worms and learn all about our bush night creatures. Meet at

Picton museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Pelorus Gallery 70 Main Rd, Havelock, open daily 10.30am till 4.30pm, 574 2128. Museum

Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers

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IGNITE Marlborough Celebrations in Marlborough were a hit on Monday night as 1500-1600 gathered at the Picton Foreshore to see in the New Year with music and fireworks. Organiser, Duncan MacKenzie, was pleased with the turnout, and said the local talent in both Picton and Blenheim were fantastic. The crowd numbers for Blenheim are not yet known, although Mr MacKenzie said they were significantly better than last year.

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Low road toll ‘encouraging’ Associate Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the record low holiday road toll is encouraging but efforts need to continue to improve road safety. Six people died on the roads during the official holiday period which ran from 4pm on December 24 to 6am yesterday morning. During the Christmas and New Year period last year 19 people were killed, 65 seriously injured and 335 received minor injuries. Injury statistics for the 2012/13 holiday period will take several months to finalise. The lowest road toll recorded previously was 8 in 1959/60. “This year’s holiday toll shows that drivers have been taking responsibility, and focusing when

By Emily Elliott Marlburians of all ages were on their feet at the Blenheim New Year’s Eve celebrations on Monday evening. Although talented local, Laura Lowe, had never performed for a New Year’s event before, she had the crowd moving and grooving to her country tunes. “Everyone was dancing, and you take all their energy and it makes you feel better!”, Laura said. Laura has been a member of the Blenheim as well as Nelson country music clubs for quite some time, and has a definite passion for country music. “My nana is a country singer too, and my mum used to take me along when I was little.” Laura got into performing when her friends got her up on stage a few years back. “It all started from there!” According to 10-year-old and audience member, Sally Cook, Laura was great. “It’s great music to get up and dance to,” she said.

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behind the wheel,” Mr Bridges said. “However every fatality and serious injury on the road is a tragedy for the families and loved ones of those involved. It is important we continue to work hard in 2013 to ensure even fewer suffer the consequences of road death or injury.”

Search and rescue squad boosted

Tasman police have seven new members in their search and rescue squads across the district. Two of the officers are based in Marlborough, two on the West Coast and three are in the Nelson Bays area bring the district’s total SAR resource to 30 people. Tasman district commander Richard Chambers said the development of talent in the field was a key step to ensuring those SAR resources remained efficient and effective. “The extra trained staff gives us

more deployable resource and options for the wide variety of search and rescue calls for help we receive,” he said. Police have a responsibility to lead category 1 land and marine searches. Up to just before Christmas there were more than 160 search and rescue operations in the district. These have included numerous mountain searches and marine rescues, searching underground caves and popular walking tracks. While some searches are resolved

in a matter of hours, several operations have gone on over multiple days. Superintendent Chambers acknowledged the contribution LandSar volunteers made to police search and rescue operations. “We are very lucky in this district to be supported by a core of experienced and committed search and rescue volunteers,” he said. Those members are all sworn police officers and the search and rescue role will come in addition to their current responsibilities.

Blenheim country singer, Laura Lowe, performs at IGNITE Marlborough, in The Forum.

Art workshops

Blenheim artist Mieke Hilhorst will be holding workshops for young artists at the Millenium Art Gallery in Seymour Street, Blenheim, this month. The workshops will be for 6 to 9-year-olds, (on January 22, 10-11.30am) and 10 to 13-year-olds (January 24, 10-11.30am). Numbers are restricted. Bookings can be made ringing the gallery at 579 2001.

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SHEARD, Audrey Jane (8Ib 11oz): 30 December, 2012

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LAUGESEN, Audrey Mary: (formerly of Craiglochart). Peacefully, at Wairau Hospital Blenheim on December 28 2012. Aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of Louis (deceased), treasured mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Jenny, Karen and Lance (deceased) Renall, Suzie and Martyn Smith, Raewyn and Graham Melton and Judy and Malcolm Boyce, loved grandma of Steven, Nic and Julia; Carolyn and Rebecca; Cathy, Wendy, Richard and Debbie; Philip and Simon; Amanda, Scott and Aaron (deceased), loved great grandma of her 18 great grandchildren. Daughter of Pearl and Robert Yates (deceased), loved sister and sister-in-law of Patricia and Henry Pearson (deceased), Laddie (deceased) and Shirley, Connie and Jim Dillon (deceased), Bob and Dorothy, Lester and Fay, Eric and Joy, and Pam (deceased). Finally at peace with her beloved Lou. Thanks to Ashwood Park and Wairau Hospital for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers donations to the Nelson/Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to P O Box 2227 Stoke Nelson. A service for Audrey will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts

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COYLE, John Charles: Died peacefully on December 30 2012, at his home in Blenheim. Aged 66 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret and former husband of the late Faye, loved Dad of Tony and Shaz, Simon and Lonee, and Rodney and Louisa, loved stepdad and friend of Carol and Mike, Barb and Shaun, Jen and Kelvin, and Blair and Aleisha and loved Poppa and John of his 14 grandchildren. We must embrace pain, and burn it as fuel for our journey. Messages to 35 Cleghorn St Blenheim 7201. 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 7240. A service for John will be held at the Mayfield Chapel cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts Blenheim at 2 pm Wednesday January 2 followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

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Death Notices COYLE, John Charles: Died peacefully on December 30 2012, at his home in Blenheim. Aged 66 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, dearly loved sonin-law and friend of Nell (Blenheim) and the late Cliff White, loved brotherin-law of the late Alison and George Wallis (Cambridge) and the late Linda and Les White. Messages to 35 Cleghorn St Blenheim 7201. Will be sadly missed. WALLIS, Alison Ruth: On December 29 2012, at her home in Cambridge, surrounded by her family. Aged 57 years. Dearly loved daughter of Nell and the late Cliff White, beloved sister and sister-in-law of the late Linda and Les White, Margaret and the late John Coyle. At Rest.


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Saloon driver second in SI champs robert Flood going full out in the south island saloon championships in Cromwell last weekend.

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Waterlea summer trots giveaWay

The Sun is giving away two adult tickets to the Interislander Summer Festival Marlborough Trots on Sunday, January 13 thanks to the Marlborough Harness Racing Club. Phone or email your contact details, including phone number, name and address to 577 868 or news@blenheimsun.co.nz to go into the draw. The winners will be announced prior to the event and contacted by phone. Visit the www.theraces.co.nz for more information about the event.

NeW year ruN/Walk The King and Queen of the Withers running event will be held in Blenheim tomorrow. Walkers start at 7:45 am, runner/walkers at 8.00am and runners start 8.30am. On the day registration from 7:00am at the Rifle Range car park on Taylor Dam road. Entry fee is $15 per person.

By Darrell Bate A journey of over 700km to Cromwell’s Central Motor Speedway was well worth the gamble for Blenheim racer, Robert Flood even though weather could have easily rained off the event he was heading to. Instead Flood has returned home happy with his result from the South Island Saloon Championship title finishing second behind Cromwell’s Daryl Ainsly. Mother Nature dealt a wet blow last Saturday, calling the meeting to be postponed until the following day with Flood and his team almost deciding to start returning home but the call was made to stay in hope that Sunday would bring with it a better day and that it did. Flood’s day started on a high note, claiming a victory in race one banking some vital points

in the overall tally and race two also proved rewarding starting in 13th spot in the 21 car field, working his way up to a respectable 3rd with a final race to determine the winner. The Radiator Services sponsored Lovelady Mustang of Flood’s had to finish better in the final race than Ainsly’s Hypermac Mustang and with seven spots dividing them; the pressure was on Flood to make his way through traffic once again. With only a couple of laps remaining, Flood had managed to work his way up to second behind Ainsly where a challenge by Flood was shut out by the Cromwell local hero, resulting in a close victory to Ainsly. Happy with his success, Flood will now prepare for his return to Cromwell for the National Championship on February 1 and 2 followed by the NZ Grand Prix in Dunedin on February 8 and 9.

Keane, MacDonald back at the helm Last year’s Tasman Makos rugby coaches have been reappointed for 2013. In 2012 Kieran Keane and Leon MacDonald coached the Makos in a season which had several highs. The team beat eventual premiership winners Canterbury, narrowly lost a Ranfurly Shield clash against Taranaki and placed fourth in the championship making the ITM Cup Championship semifinals. Keane has been involved with the Tasman Makos since 2009, first as co-coach with

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Bevan Cadwallader and as head coach from 2010 with MacDonald as his assistant coach.

Keane’s head coaching role in 2013 has been expanded after his departure from the Highlanders franchise. As of last month the contracted players for the 2013 Tasman Makos squad were: Francis Smith, Hayden Cripps, Liam Squire, Mitchell Scott, Robbie Malneek, Tevita Koloamatangi, Vernon Fredericks, Reuben Northover, Joe Wheeler, Tom Marshall, Bryce Heem, Tim Perry, Shane Christie, Gary Redmond.

Tasman sevens teams preparing The Tasman Rugby Union has announced the squads that will compete for the men’s and women National Sevens titles in Queenstown later this month. A total of 22 teams will compete in the revamped tournament on January 12-13, with women competing for the first time in 10 years. Sixteen men’s and six women’s provincial teams have qualified to compete in the annual national tournament following three regional tournaments (Southern, Central and Northern regions) in November and December. The Tasman men’s team were beaten 43-14 in the semifinals of the South Island tournament in

Timaru by eventual champions Otago, but still achieved the top-five placing needed to qualify. The Tasman women’s team, playing for the first time together at a major tournament, upset top qualifiers and tournament favourites Otago in the semifinals, and finished runner-up behind Canterbury to gain one of the two qualifying places. The event will be broadcast live on SKY Sport 1, with the first match kicking off on Saturday, January 12 at 10.30am. Tasman Men’s squad: Shawn Begg (captain), Dan Hyatt (vice-captain), Kim Bateman, Mitchell Scott, James Lowe, Kaide Whiting,

Ryan Setephano, Trael Joass, Fletcher Matthews, Dan Hytongue, Vern Fredericks, Sione Holani; Coach: Mike Kerrisk; Team manager: Liam Squire; Trainer: Jeremy McIlroy; Physio: Phil Arthur. Tasman Women’s squad: Ange Cotton, Moana Forbes, Jodi Hikuroa, Fern Hoskin, Alesha Curtis, Zoe Johnson, Jess Drummond, Hayley Hurring, Hazel Tubic, Yakira Taituha, Dana Wilson, Courtney O’Callahan; Non-travelling reserves: Ilisa Higgins, Abbie Cederman; Coaches: Shawn Begg and Cyril Collier; Team manager: Tracey Black; Trainer: Chez Bloxham; Physio: Phil Arthur.

CriCket paiN New Zealand’s cricket team have experienced some dark days, but the first test effort against South Africa in Newlands this week possibly topped them all on the gloom-ometer. New Zealand crumpled to 45 all out in 19.2 overs, their third-lowest test total spanning 100 awful minutes, and trailed by 207 at stumps on day one of the first test. The total was the lowest test score by anyone since India made 42 against England at Lord’s in 1974. The only two worse New Zealand totals were 42 against Australia in Wellington in 1946 and the monumental 26 against England in Auckland in 1955.

Relaxing with holiday golf

atHletes live loNger Olympic medal-winning athletes can look forward to a long life. A new study published in the journal BMJ has found that Olympic medalists live an average of 2.8 years longer than the rest of us. The study used data on 15,174 male and female athletes who won medals in Olympic Games since 1896 and found that 30 years after their success at an Olympics, eight per cent more medalists were alive than were similarly aged people from their country.

Holiday time is a great time for golf and among those enjoying a round at the Blenheim golf Club yesterday were from left, ian Clark, arnold Newman, grahame stoper and Cyril scammell, all of Blenheim.

get in there: arnold Newman putts at the Blenheim golf Club's ninth hole yesterday.


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