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Wednesday June 29, 2011

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Teens show talent Aspiring young musicians line up in the Marlborough Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.

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Picton FreshChoice supermarket checkout/Lotto operator Andrea Maurice is proud to have sold a winning ticket in store. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.

Big winner Picton Lotto Strike player wins $600,000 By Les Whiteside A regular shopper at Picton FreshChoice has claimed her $600,000 Lotto Strike winnings. Picton FreshChoice checkout manager Fleur Deavin says the woman, who does not wish to be named, had no idea she had won

the first division prize when she presented her ticket at the store yesterday morning. Fleur told The Sun yesterday the woman lives with her family in Picton. Saturday’s ticket was the second major winning ticket FreshChoice Picton has sold in the last two months.

Another regular shopper at the store, Susan Orchard, won an Audi A1 car in Lotto’s Mother’s Day draw in early May. Fleur says Saturday’s winner will claim her winnings from the Lotteries Commission later this week.


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Dental therapist Andrea Carr treats the first new patient at Blenheim’s new oral health clinic, 10 year old Bradley Gifford.

By Damian George Staff at Blenheim’s recentlyopened oral health clinic got to test their new equipment for the first time on Monday as they welcomed their first patient. Redwoodtown School student Bradley Gifford, 10, accompanied by his mother Claire, were the first through the doors of the Marlborough Community Oral Health Service Clinic, officially opened on June 1. The facility, situated at Innes House beside Marlborough Girls’ College, was esatblished to centralise school students’ dental clinics in the region. Dental therapist Andrea Carr, Bradley’s therapist on Monday,

says staff are excited about being able to work at the state-of-the-art clinic. “The facilities are great, everything’s just a lot newer,” she says. “We also have a whole new computer system - before, we were using a paper system.” One of the new pieces of equipment, an ‘ultra-sonic scaler’ which removes tartar from teeth, was put to use by Andrea on her first patient. “It’s more efficient than doing it by hand and it’s easier on therapists.” Part of a Ministry of Health initiative to modernise the oral health service, the clinic is also aimed at providing a more ‘holis-

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tic’ approach to dental care. One aspect of this is encouraging parents to come to appointments, Andrea says. “Previously, a lot of children just came from the classroom. “Now, we’ve got the parents to talk to rather than just the children and it is the parents who dictate the children’s habits.” She says the clinic aims to keep patients and their school therapists matched up as much as possible. The Marlborough clinic is one of five which will be opened in the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman area. The others are in Motueka, Richmond, Stoke and Nelson.

By Damian George Auck la nd lawyer Denis Sheard says his findings from a review of Marlborough District Council tendering processes will not be ready to present at tomorrow’s monthly council meeting as planned. Denis Sheard M r Shea rd, of Auckland law firm Simpson Grierson, was appointed as the independent commissioner in April this year to investigate claims raised by councillor Jamie Arbuckle that council staff had tampered with tender documents. He subsequently interviewed 46 people, including eight councillors, in Blenheim in early May. “A lot of issues were raised with me and it is taking more time to assess and record my conclusions than was originally anticipated,” Mr Sheard told The Sun yesterday. “The time frame for the review was set at the time of my appointment and before I had spoken to anyone.” Mr Sheard says he does not expect the delay will be a lengthy one, and hopes to have it completed by the end of the week. “However, I was unable to finalise the report in time for it to go on the agenda for this Thursday’s meeting.” He says he cannot speculate as to whether any changes will be made within council as a result of the report, as that is a matter for the council to decide. He says he did not find the review process especially difficult. Wellington lawyer Richard Fowler had initially been appointed to head the inquiry, but was later replaced after Cr Arbuckle objected to Mr Fowler having had previous involvement with the council. Among Mr Sheard’s “terms of reference” was to review council’s existing tender and contract manual processes and assess whether they varied significantly from other local authority contract and tender processes.

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Time runs out for parking wardens By Damian George Wairau Power Services has announced the end of its sixyear tenure as Marlborough parking enforcement operators, citing the change in management of the policy from the Marlborough District Council to the NZ Transport Agency. Wa irau Power Ser vices managing director Richard Pagan says the company did not re-apply for the Parking Enforcement and Meter Maintenance Contract which expires tomorrow. “Fundamentally, the contract is controlled, monitored and directed under the authority of Marlborough Roads,” Mr Pagan says. “However, this has shifted now to the NZ Transport Agency – this may see a shift in policy implementation towards national standards rather than local directives.” Mr Pagan says the new parking enforcement contract is a shift from a “performancebased” concept to a more stand-

ard ‘management-type’ one. He says the new contract resembles “going back in time” and does not reflect changing employment conditions. “Predominantly, the contract in its entirety would see a decline in services to the public…,” he says. “The contract was extremely similar to the one we signed back in 2005. “Things have moved on with employment issues, payment to staff, annual leave, minimum wage - that did not appear to us to be taken into consideration.” He says health and safety issues such as work-related stress and possible confrontations with members also appeared to be overlooked. The new contractors would only be asked to employ two parking wardens, meaning annual leave for workers would be hard to organise, he says.

The company currently has five full-time parking wardens and one part-time. “We’ve been involved in this for six years. It’s a big step to take a step back and say we don’t want to renew the contract.” The company wrote to the MDC to request it to reconsider implementation of the new policy, but was told it was out of the council’s hands. Wairau Power Services has held the parking enforcement contract since April, 2005. It was asked to continue as contractors this year for an extension period of three months as alterations were made to the contract. Mr Pagan says one person has accepted employment with the new contractor, understood to be Armourguard NZ.

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Left to right: Lee Stuart, 15, and and Nicole Davey, 14, will perform solo at the Marlborough Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.


Lee has been writing songs since the age of seven, and her “easy-listening” brand of music is inspired by artists such as Julia Deans, Jack Johnson and Bic Runga. She will be performing unaccompanied on acoustic guitar on Saturday, singing original numbers Sunny Afternoons and Angel. She says song-writing comes naturally “most of the time”, though the finished article is often a product of much fine-tuning. “I take a long time to finish songs ‘cause I always have to go back and edit them and perfect them,” she says. “I’m inspired by friends and by events that happen. My goal is not to be cliche, but to do influential stuff.” Nicole, 14, will be performing

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A new web-based map capable of measuring rising rivers in a storm has been launched by the Marlborough District Council. Designed by the council’s information technology staff, the Flood Watch map shows the current status of Marlborough’s river flows, river levels and rainfall. It also has the capacity to display water levels in real time.

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Minor injurieS in HouSe Fire A 23-year-old man escaped with only minor burns as the two-storey house he was in was engulfed by a large fire in Alabama Road last Tuesday. Fire investigator Lewis Jones says the man had crammed piles of cardboard and other household waste into a log burner which is likely to have caused the blaze. W h e n o n ly t h e b e s t W i l l d o !

“Try this piece of cake” Margaret McHugh (right) says to regular customer Liz Bibby on Sunday. Bottom right: the Marlborough Farmers Market trophy awarded to the most popular stall holder, voted by customers annually.

Traditional New Zealand and European-styled food, prepared with beauty and simplicity: that’s Margaret McHugh’s trademark. Margaret’s foodstall ‘Kippilaw House’ at the Farmers Market has been voted the most popular by those that matter - the customers. Regular customer Liz Bibby says Margaret’s food is “absolutely amazing”. Every Sunday, Marlbarians can sample Margaret’s delights at the Farmers Market, now at the Queen St car park. It is no surprise Margaret’s food is in such demand, as Margaret has trained many cooks and chefs, passing on knowledge gained from over 30 years of professional cooking experience. Margaret is passionate about food and loves to share her cooking secrets. She likes to keep the food simple, fresh, affordable and practical.

By Damian George The completion date of Blenheim’s new Alfred St car park has now been rescheduled for July 8, the project’s site foreman says. The building was due to be handed over from contractors to the Marlborough District Council on Monday, but work was still being done on the complex late yesterday afternoon. The site foreman, Alistair Green of Calder Stewart, says he does not want to comment on the reasons for the delay, but will be in a position to comment later in the week. Workers and contractors had just completed a fortnightly site meet-

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By Damian George Picton Museum is celebrating a century since the iconic Perano whaling company took to the Marlborough waters, by extending its whaling display throughout July and August, and posssibly longer. This month marks exactly 100 years since J.A. Perano and Company, founded by Perano brothers Joseph and Charles, captured its first whale in Tory Channel, after it had begun whaling in May, 1911. The family business continued until 1964, when it was being run by ‘Joe’s’ sons Gilbert and namesake Joseph. Picton Museum president Mike Taylor says he came across the milestone while rummaging through the museum’s archives recently. “And I thought ‘well, there’s Picton Museum secretary Angela Scott points to new additions to the museum’s whaling exhibit. a good move’ [to extend the display]. We’ve got all the history by the Union Steamship ComPerano Head, a headland that Dunedin-born Joe, who died in here, so I thought we needed to do pany in 1959 for helping to pull 1951 aged 74, was credited with rises over Cook Strait where Joe something to recognise it.” another boat off the rocks in Tory bringing many modern innova- and two of his sons whaled for Mr Taylor says the items in Channel, and historic whaling tions to the New Zealand whaling more than half a century, was the additional exhibit have been equipment used in the company’s industry. named after them. donated by Joe’s grandson Jon for early years. These included introducing the The disbandment of the Perano an indefinite period. A framed display outlining the electric harpoon, and equipping company signaled the end of Among the memoribilia is a history of the company has also his boats and shore stations with 170 years of whaling in New silver tray awarded to Perano’s been added. radio telephones. Zealand.

JAPAneSe outclASS MArlborough Japan A proved too fast and too slick as they eased to a 22-8 rugby victory over Marlborough at Lansdwone Park in Blenheim last Wednesday. The Red Devils were consigned to defence for much of the game as the enterprising Japanese made most of the play, though they squandered several try-scoring opportunities. Scores: Japan A 22 (Tomoaki Taniguchi 2, Taiki Koyanagi tries, Ayumi Goromaru 2 con, pen) Marlborough 8 (Daniel Hawkins try, pen). Halftime: Japan A 15-3.

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Method For every cup of Arborio rice you will need at least 3 cups of liquid. Heat the stock and wine in a saucepan bring to a light boil, turn the heat down. In a big based pan, sauté the onion in the olive oil until transparent. Add the rice and sauté until the grains go white don’t let them brown. Add 1/3 of the mushrooms and one ladle of liquid in with the rice and stir through until liquid is absorbed by the rice. Keep ladling the liquid into the rice repeating the

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A Blenheim man who used a piece of wood to assault his partner was sentenced to six months jail yesterday. Jason David Warren, 30, pleaded guilty to assault with a blunt instrument when he appeared in Blenheim District Court. Police say the man struck the woman three times with a metre-long stick, leaving the woman with bruising and welts.

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Wednesday June 29, 2011 BlueBerry IT technician Phil Urquhart in front of the restored scoreboard at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park.

Resident survey underway The Marlborough District Council is currenty conducting its annual resident satisfaction survey, with 600 randomly-selected locals to be phoned between now and early July.

The survey will ask for people’s views on the performance of the MDC over the last year. It will be carried out by South Island-based business Research First.

Scoreboard brought back to life By Damian George Spectators at last Wednesday’s rugby match between Marlborough’s Red Devils and Japan A will have noticed Lansdowne Park’s electronic scoreboard was back up-and-running after spending a couple of years on the sidelines. The restoration of the tired scoreboard was largely thanks to the work of Nelson-based company BlueBerryIT, which had been approached by the Tasman Rugby to provide a permanent solution to the problem. BlueberryIT business manager Butch Bradley told The Sun the “rugby-mad” company felt compelled to do something in time for

the international fixture, as well as regional club rugby semi-finals and finals. “The union said they had been told nothing could be done but asked if we could help and, with some big games coming up for Marlborough, we didn’t want to let them down,” he says. ‘So our ‘techs’ set about finding the solution and the parts to bring the scoreboard back to life.” The man responsible for the resurrection was technician Phil Urquhart, who was able to revive the scoreboard in three to four hours. “I’d never worked on a scoreboard before,” he says.


“But if someone wants something fixed, you have to fix it, so you just have to find a way.” Phil says the scoreboard’s software could not be upgraded, so the only choice was to repair the existing functions. About a month ago, Bruce Bronwich from the Marlborough District Council and Ian Martella of Callahan & Martella Electrical had got the scoreboard working temporarily, but were unable to guarantee its longevity. Marlborough Rugby sub-union area manager Aaron Senior says a new scoreboard was out of the union’s budget, so he is hugely grateful to all involved.

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Well done Jessica! Dear Ed, Well done councillor Jessica Bagge for her work showing the stupidity of siting the new theatre next to the Marlborough Clubs. Like many, the timing is wrong too. Do not the mayor and those who voted for the new theatre realise it is a time of recession, rising rates (mayor has admitted that) and personal reduced personal incomes and rising prices? Would you run a business, a farm or a home like the mayor and several crony councillors who run council? Don Coyote

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month. I went through the channels and had it paid on Friday and yet, come Monday, they came and cut my power. I had contacted them like requested and explained my situation and the lady laughed. I didn’t find it very funny at all. No other company threatens their customers three weeks after billing with disconnection or laughs at the fact that it had been paid three days before and still disconnected. I had put several people onto this supplier. Now, with much regret, people should be aware of the ruthless tactics (quoted by Marlborough Lines personnel) that this company uses. I’m certainly changing my power company to a more known local company that is interested in their customers’ needs; not on a company that uses under-handed tactics and laughs at their own incompetence at our cost... Very Disgruntled Ex-Tiny Mighty Power Consumer


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Ross bares his soul Local stone carver Ross Johns is gearing up for his next great challenge, entering his carvings into one of the country’s biggest art festivals as Celeste Lodewyk finds out.

SOUL: Local stone carver Ross Johns has been selected to feature five of his carvings in the New Zealand Affordable Arts Festival in Wellington next month.

Last year the Sun profiled local man Ross Johns who has an incredible talent for stone carving. His Maori heritage and extensive travels around New Zealand are what have inspired each individual carving, hence his artist name ‘Soul of the Stone’. During our previous meeting Ross shared his life’s story and reason for becoming a stone carver, and now one year on he has some exciting news to share. Ross was invited to apply to have his carvings feature in the NZ Affordable Arts Festival next month and was duly accepted. This makes Ross Marlborough’s representative in the sculptures category. While most artists are required only to submit three pieces of art, Ross was asked to take five. “I was thrilled to be asked to apply and even happier to get into the festival, it is one of the largest art festivals in the country,” he says. The festival is being held at the TSB Arena in Wellington from July 28 to 31 and will feature some of the country’s best artists. Submitted artwork must be below the value of $5000. Ross will be taking five very special pieces along to the festival including a bowl carved from a rare conglomerate stone (pictured) , otherwise known as ‘puddingstone’. “This is one of the oldest stones in NZ, approximately 4.5million years old and I found it

in northern Milford, the only other place to find a stone like this was on a little island on the north east of Tasmania. “I am confident that this will be a winner, mainly because of its history,” he says. Other carved pieces Ross will be taking are a grey stone bowl found in Marlborough’s Wairau River, a pounamu (greenstone) bowl from the Arahura River near Hokitika, a four-leafed clover shaped bowl carved also from pounamu and a feldspar bowl. Many of Ross’s carvings have not only made it around NZ, but are also centre pieces in homes all over the world. “To date there are four of my carvings in Russia, three of them pounamu,” he says. The unique quality of Ross’s carvings are that they remain in their natural shape, all he does is carve out the inside of the stone and polish it. “The stone’s soul determines what I do with it, I follow the shape and natural design. It can be months before something comes of it,” he says. Ross has spent many years scouring the land and rivers of NZ for unique pieces of stone or rock. Each suitable piece he then transforms into a perfectly polished bowl or plate and exhibits them in numerous art galleries. He has held many local exhibitions including at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre where he will be during the Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Police kept busy Women fighting A 33-year-old male vineyard worker and 37-year-old female beneficiary were arrested for fighting in a public place in Alfred Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Teen assaults dad A 15-year-old man has been referred to Youth Aid after allegedly assaulting his father during a domestic-related incident in Spring Creek. He was arrested and charged with assault and wilful damage.

Dual charge for teen A 19-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested on Thursday afternoon in relation to a historic theft in Christchurch. The man was arrested at the same time for driving while disqualified. Also on Thursday, two unemployed male students, both 17, were arrested for breaching their bail conditions.

Trespass charge A 30-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested for trespassing on a High Street property just after 2am on Friday morning. Shortly after, a 21-year-old male apprentice electrician was arrested for disorderly behaviour following an incident on Fres-

wick Street on Blenheim. At 10.30pm, a 19-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions.

Further assaults An 18-year-old man was arrested following an “unprovoked” attack on a 23-year-old man on Percy Street on Saturday morning. The offender, a vineya r d wo rke r, wa s released on bail and was due to appear in Blenheim District Court on Monday. Shortly after, a 26-year-old male meat worker was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after allegedly entered a licenced premise with a loaded slug gun. He was released on bail and was also due to appear in Blenheim District Court on Monday. Just before midday, a 23-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions. A 40-year-old female cleaner was arrested just after 7pm for pushing a Constable who was dealing with a domestic incident in Redwoodtown. Later that evening, a 23-year-old male labourer was arrested for


Are you prepared? disorderly behaviour following an incident on Sinclair Street in Blenheim.

Six Sunday morning arrests An 18-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching the liquor ban shortly after midnight. An hour later, a 34 year old male farm hand was arrested for theft and breaching the liquor ban. At about 2am, a 25-year-old male gib stopper was arrested for trespassing on a licenced premise. He had earlier been removed from the same property. Soon after, a 22-year-old woman was arrested for striking a 19-year-old woman with a wine glass, cutting the victim’s face. The offender, a mussel opener, was charged with assault with a weapon. At about 3am, a 45-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested on a warrant relating to a breach of bail. Half an hour later, a 24-year-old male labourer was arrested for disorderly behaviour following an incident on Kinross Street in Blenheim. At 6.10pm, a 21-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions, as was an 18-year-old male vineyard worker at 8.40pm.

Get your pets ready Store canned and dried food for your pets in your emergency kit and allow for extra fresh water to be stored. Identification tags with a name and address will help if your pet is lost, and make sure dogs are micro-chipped and registered. Water In a disaster, water supplied to your home could be affected. This is why it is essential to have a sufficient water supply for all members of the household. Civil Defence advice is for everyone to have at least three litres of drinking water per person, per day for three days. It’s also important to have one extra litre of water for the following: • Washing food and cooking each meal • Washing dishes after a meal • Washing yourself (one litre per day for each person) Storing water • Prepare six large, plastic soft drink bottles of water for each person, including children. Add some extra for pets • Wash bottles thoroughly in hot water • Fill each bottle with tap water until it overflows. Add five drops of household bleach per litre of water and put in storage. Do not drink for at least 30 minutes after disinfecting • Label each bottle with dates showing when the bottles were filled and

when they need to be refilled • Check the bottles every 12 months. If the water is not clear, throw it out and refill clean bottles with clean water and bleach • Store bottles in two separate places, somewhere dark away from direct sunlight where there is not likely to be flooding • Alternatively, fill plastic ice cream containers with water, cover, label and keep in the freezer. These can help keep food cool if the power is off and can also be used for drinking. • Keep a supply of ice cubes and fruit juices. Food In an emergency you may not be able to go to the supermarket for several days, or even weeks. • Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. • Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water. • Pack a manual can opener and eating utensils. • Avoid salty foods, as they will make you thirsty. • Choose foods your family will eat. Consider storing: • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables, protein or fruit bars, dry cereal, peanut butter, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, canned juices, nonperishable pasteurized milk, high energy foods, vitamins and food for infants.


Citizenship means ‘everything’ By Damian George The father of a South African family granted New Zealand citizenship last week says their official acceptance into the Kiwi community means “everything”. Proud moment: [from left] marlborough district councillor David Pearse, a South African na- Jenny Andrews and mayor Alistair Sowman with new new Zealand citizens Jonathan [front], Sandra, Kirsten, david and Verna Pearse. tional, and his wife Verna and children Kirsten, Sandra and Jonathan, of South African and Italian descent, were granted citizenship at a ceremony at the Marlborough District Council chambers on Friday. “It’s a great place to run politically, culturally and just generally, it’s a fantastic place,” he says. “We looked at various other options - Italy, most of Europe - but New Zealand was our first choice. The family has been in New Zealand for just over five years, and live in the Marlborough Many sizes, very high Sounds. David says they moved aesthetic values here to provide better opportuFull assembly services available. Three NEW models available nities for their children. • Boat & campervan covers Jonathan, 10, says New Zea• Covered yards • Walkway shelters land is “a great country”. “I guess you could say it’s a Check out our web site complete contrast from South Africa.” Phone: 0800 14 74 33 or 578 5711 A total of 28 people were 93 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim granted citizenship on Friday.


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po - Daisy Van Wel,  Performing at Friday night’s Tem ke Gets in Your Eyes” Smo e performing the beautiful “Blu . NZ standard

sic Night night’s New Zealand Mu  Performing at Friday Wel Van ra Cla . tre Wesley Cen hosted by Tempo at the g. son n ow her n”, Rai singing “Lightning in the

 Performing at Friday night’s Tempo - Peata Pan oho.

Fun at Renwick Pre-school & Childcare Centre

 Luca Dev oti Finn McKen , zie and Finn Nea l.

 Teacher Louise Willia ms with baby Sienna Ker an d Tyler O’Don nell.

yton Ritchie. McGruddy and Pe  Teacher Colleen  Gracie Fenwick, teacher Amy McLeod, Zara Ready and Erin Josephs.

 Phebe Anderson, teacher Juliena Webb and Cooper Crighton.

 Teacher aid Jordan Nic kerson with Kayden Laurenson and Neve Mc Kenzie.

 Tyler Barnett, Lexi-lou Crighton, teacher Cathy Milliken and Jessica Shi-Brown.

Any of our “out & about” photos can be purchased at the Sun Newspaper office.

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Wednesday June 29, 2011




Always obey safety rules

Put the safety of your child first. Teach your children the ABC’s of safety by helping them colour in this page. Each of the 26 blocks feature a safety tip, a letter of the alphabet and the names of local businesses sponsoring the message. Once your child has finished colouring the page, either post it into The Blenheim Sun Newspaper, PO Box 634, Blenheim or deliver it to The Blenheim Sun by 12 noon Monday July 11th, 2011. Make sure you include your child’s name, address, phone number and age. Age groups are 8 years and under, and 9 years to 12 years. There will be prizes for the 2 winners of each age group.

Name: .......................................................................................... Address: ...................................................................................... ........................................................................................................ Phone: ............................................................. Age:.................. The Blenheim Sun is concerned with the wellbeing of all children and we’d like to extend our thanks to each of the businesses sponsoring these important messages.

For best results use either soft coloured pencils or crayons. Felt tip pens and pastels may smudge.



Buckle your seatbelt at all times

Call a friend if you need help

Go straight home from school

Hot stoves shouldn’t be touched

In case of emergency call 111

rural fire

Look both ways before you cross the street


Make sure your parents know where you are

Question anything you’re not sure of

Reading is good for you. Learn to read on your own.


Wear your bike helmet at all times

Take eXtra care with hot drinks

MoleMax or digital dermoscopy is the analysis of high powered microscopic images of the skin allowing early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. Dermoscopy can detect melanomas before they are obvious with the naked eye.

Make an appointment today to have you and your family’s skin checked.

Phone 578 1665

24 George St Blenheim

animal control

Sunscreen is a must when playing in the sun


Keep away from strange dogs

Jaedee’s Jags

Never swim on your own


Veges keep you healthy

Jay walking is dangerous

Obey the law

Marlborough Ltd

Fires are deadly - be fire wise

Energize and exercise

Don’t talk to strangers

Take warm clothes on a walk Yell loudly if you need help

Parent support services help keep kids safe

Use bright colours to be seen in the dark

Zoom around on your bike carefully

Debbie the Webster Ray White


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Wednesday June 29, 2011

Maataa Waka K i Te Ta u I h u Tr u s t TAMARIKI ORA (Well Child)

• Well Child checks for Tamariki from Birth - 5 years • Parenting Support and Advocacy for Whanau • Home based – Free Service


• Antenatal Support, Education and Advocacy

82 Seymour St, Blenheim • Phone 577 9256 BOwn/ZinsLi: Tony, Rachel & big sister Emilie are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Liam David Bown on the 16th June at 2.10am weighing 7lbs 09oz. Special thanks to Ruth Johnson, Mum & all the wonderful staff at Ward 1.

MORRisOn: Lindsey and Ange are pleased to announce the arrival of Kate Eva Mae (7lb 13oz) on 20th June 2011. A sister for Sarah. “Little girls are so much fun, we thought we’d have another one”!

Photo provided.

LOE: Thomas and Angela are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their gorgeous wee girl, Eloise Therese. Born June 15th at 11.29 am at Wairau Hospital, weighing 8lb 3oz. A huge thank you to our fantastic midwife Angela White and all the staff on Maternity.

DiTFORT: Jenna and Chris are proud to welcome their second boy, weighing (11lb 1oz) and born 4:43am June 17, 2011 at Wairau Hospital. A huge thankyou to Cathy and Robyn and all the staff at Ward One. Both well.

Photo provided.

LOOsE: Matt and Victoria are proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby, Oliver Zinzan (6lb 8oz) at 11:02pm June 16 2011 at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Shona Wills for taking care of Oliver's speedy delivery, and all the staff at Ward one.

ALMEiDA/MABEY: Alan and Ana are very pleased and proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Tiaago. On June 26th at 2.30am. A brother for Georgia, Ethan and Tiaana. Special thanks to Jakie, Sue, Gerry and all the staff involved in his safe arrival.

PLEASE NOTE Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are: DAILY at 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 7pm

niCHOLLs: Shane and Angela Nicholls would like to welcome with love Maddison Courtney Ann Nicholls. Born 2 June, 6.3lb. First grandchild for Dave and Karen Rees and Dean and Kay Nicholls. A huge thank you to all the maternity staff and Midwife Cathy Middleton.

wiEsnER/MARiE: Oliver and Claudia would like to welcome into the world the quick and safe arrival of our baby daughter Sophia Marie Wiesner, on June 26th 2011. Weighing 4.7kg. We would like to thank the wonderful St. John's staff for helping with delivery and the extraordinary staff at our fantastic Wairau Hospital.

Order your baby photos at the Sun office: 72 High Street, Blenheim

MuM OF THE WEEK Congratulations to Angela Loe this week’s lucky winner of the New World $25 voucher to spend at New World Blenheim. Our winner is invited to bring her ID in to claim her prize when she next visits New World Blenheim.

BLAsCO/BROwn: Marieta and Jeremy are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their baby boy, on June 27th. Special thanks to Midwives Gwen and Tai.

Bride of the Year Photos Come in to the Sun Office (72 High St) to see our collection of photos from Bride of the Year All photos are available to be purchased

“Proudly 100% locally owned and operated” Tel: 03 520 9030, Fax: 03 520 9080, Email:

72 High St, Blenheim

Phone: 5777 868

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community notices

Wednesday June 29, 2011

death notices


death notices

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

FORD, Michael James Gavin (Mike): Passed away suddenly at his home. In his 59th year. Dearly loved son of the late Morrie and Phyl, loved brother of Paul (deceased), and Judith. A loved uncle and great uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to 123A Alabama Road Blenheim 7201. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

Blenheim Healing Rooms open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am - 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayer available to anyone. Phone 5789704

Hospice Shop Redwoodtown requires donations of quality preowned goods. Fine china, designer clothing, jewellery, furniture, paintings, wool, drapes, bric brac, treasure and bling. Phone 5794686

Housie Every Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club Weld Street. Light meals available. Bring a friend for a good night out. Proceeds to Special Needs Children of Marlborough.

Marlborough SPCA Volunteers (16 yrs +) needed to help with morning chores at our Foxes Island Centre Tues - Sat 8.30am 10.30am Phone 5729156

Redwood Market Support Hospice every Saturday at Redwood Tavern car park 8am till noon stall holders site fees directly supporting Hospice. Great selection of stalls, fruit, veges, eggs, fish, garden plants and crafts.

SF Marlborough (supporting families and 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

Sheets ‘n’ Things have a severe shortage of linen. Ph: 578-1355 Lynette Stanley if you can donate linen. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 12 noon at Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street.

St Christophers Goodwill at the Church Hall, opp Countdown, Redwoodtown this Friday 9am - 12noon. Great bargains in used clothing and household goods. Some free items.

People’s Market Sunday 9am. Now on Redwood Tavern Carpark. Eggs, Olive Oil, Produce, Woodware, Books, Plants, Crafts, Brick-ABrac. Stall Sites $5.00

The Blue Door is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 2pm. Item surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 5794353.


community services Marlborough After hours GP Services: at Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. (excluding Redwoodtown Doctors patients see below) Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. Redwoodtown Doctors: 9am-noon Saturday morning. Redwoodtown Doctors' patients requiring A/H consultations please phone 5780470. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 5782271. Diabetes NZ Marlborough: 57 7 55 4 9, O f f i c e h r s Tues,Wed,Thurs 9am-3pm. Lifeline Marlborough: 5778668, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital (5209999) and ask for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: Red Cross Rooms, 33 Redwood Street. Every Tuesday at 7.30pm. 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 Ross 578 5896. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-

4pm / Tue, Thrus 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 10am8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting Free,confidential budgeting advice. Monday -Friday. Phone 578 2006. Citizens Advice Bureau Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Nonurgent 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. Seddon Health Clinic Monday 10am-1pm; Wednesday 3pm-7pm; Friday 10am-1pm. After hours: Marlborough GP Services: Reception: 520 6377. Office: 520 9980. For an appointment phone 578 1665 or Seddon Plunket Rms 575 7194 during clinic hours.

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Wednesday June 29, 2011

health & beauty

health & beauty



ADRIENNE'S Beauty Den. For all your beauty treatment. 85 Lakings Road. Ph 578 8862 DENTURES Advanced Prosthetic Treatment. Premium Dentures. Natural looks thanks to digital precision at Blenheim D e nture S tu d i o. 71 Alfred Street. Ph 578 4344

SYSTEM : Slim lose weight the easy way, food designed for NZ'ers by NZer's. Ph Jean Rooney 577 8686.

Painting? Decorating?


Surfers Paradise

Wilson Bay Pelorus Sound. Restaurant & Bar. Right at the waters edge, accommodation, Shop, On & Off Licence, petrol on wharf, LPG & moorings. Private functions & small conferences. Ph 03 579 8285

Stay 7 / Pay 6 at

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. MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check u s i n g d e r m o s c o py. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665.

Do it right!

for sale FISHER and Paykel clothes dryer. Good order. Had very limited use. $300 or n/o. Phone 5782507. MASSIVE winter sale. 50% reductions. Dont miss out. Only at The Dressing Room in the Forum. Phone 5778879 P E A S T R A W $ 9. Delivered. 572 2701. Please leave a message. WHITE CHIP & white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways.Phone Thomson 5756885

• Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Painting and much more

Merv Scott Decorating Phone Merv 0800 Do it Up (0800 36 4887) or 021 669 666


Le Chelsea Apartments with Lynne and Peter (ex Blen). Close to beach, Cavill Mall & Pacific Fair (conditions apply) PH:(07)55383366

Member of Master Painters Association

wanted to buy

wanted to buy

public notice

RECORDS, cds and dvds wanted by collector, any amount considered, ph 578 8508

GARDEN Shed up to 3m long 1.6 wide. Good condition. Metal preferred. Phone 577 9055 OLD WHALING an d ear ly NZ / M aor i items wanted. Private registered collector. Phone Phill on 577 5402 or A/H 578 8551

BIG-FUN Entertainment. Pom Pom the magic clown etc. Ph 577 7393

DONT get the skip in yet! Some of the more valuable items come out of old sheds. Free quotes given. JUST BROWSING Phone 577 5402 N . Z BOOKS, or collections, old p o s t c a r d s , fo u n t a i n pens, bayonets, swords etc. Any thing old or interestng. JUST BROWSING Batt ys Road. Ph 577 5402 OLD WHALING an d ear ly NZ / M aor i items wanted. Private registered collector. Phone Phill on 577 5402 or A/H 578 8551

SMALL engine repairs, parts and accessories. All makes and models. Picton Equipment Centre 7 Devon Street. Phone 573 8150

for sale

For Private Sale Open Home 11 Stratford Street,Blenheim Sunday 12 - 2pm • 4 Bedroom • Double garage • 1/4 Acre section Trademe Ref: BVN031 Call Chris 021 481 221 All offers considered

Trades and Services AUTOMOTIVE




Access Equipment

Over 70% of our work comes from recommendation by SATISFIED CUSTOMERS


Blenheim Auto Centre

Yes, we do house calls

The Japanese Car Specialist


Full Servicing


$195! *Mostly 4 cyl, incl oil, filter, brake adj and motor tune up (All prices plus GST)

22 Herbert Street, Mayfield, Blenheim (BESIDE VEHICLE TESTING STATION)

Ph: 03 579 5748

• Electric Scissorlifts • Diesel 4wd Scissorlifts • Cherrypickers • Knuckle booms 15 Main Street, Blenheim Phone 578 5600 0800 243 844

Mobile 021 361 544


Make us your first call for: * Alterations and additions * Renovations * New homes * Commercial projects

ROYCE HARTLAND 0275 678 854 A/H 572 5422

Cell: 021 0270 2312 Email:






Classic Gates

Fencing Decks Gates New or Repairs ount 15% Disc on labour for all jobs booked this month. For a free written quote

ph 027 630 7589 Covering the whole Marlborough Region




• Pruning • Roses • Shrubs • Hedges • Fruit Trees • Trees

BOOK NOW for Rose & Fruit Tree Pruning 25 + yrs Experience

Ph: 5775410 Mobile: 0274 515629




•Prompt friendly service and support •New & Used computer sales •Computer component sales •Computer upgrades •Internet / Email connections and help •Infusion small business software •Farming & vineyard software •HP & leasing options Sam Rutherford Ph:572 9287, 027 572 9285 Email


s get the 4th free! Pay for 3 levalissd on until December 2011

For all your electrical needs

All Ages covereD!

3learners licence 3restricted licence 3full licence Michael McCann 578 0213 or 021 786 871 •

MArlBorough’s only AA Defensive Driving instructor AA approved monthly defensive driving courses. Back from retirement, driving instructor for 14 years:

Rod Hill 578 2814 •

regent school of Motoring JOINERY



For personalised, award-winning kitchens with a ten year guarantee see Mastercraft today Mastercraft Marlborough

al $ peci GST incl

• Roller Doors • Tilt Doors • Commercial Doors • Gate Systems • Garage Door Openers 41 Grove Road BLENHEIM

Ph 578 8251 PAINTER

DAVE REES PAINTERS & DECORATORS For all painting and decorating needs

Interiors, exteriors, reseidential, commercial Including wallpapering, varnishing, roof spraying, new homes, repaints - we do it all All Workmanship Guaranteed

Phone 03 570 2214 Fax 03 570 2219 Mobile 0272 472 784

See the experts for:

Sandblasting Powdercoating Gates, Fencing Furniture Pool Fences 6 Nelson St, Blenheim

cantwell JOINERY

Williams Service Centre

Ph: 578 3375

Ph/Fax 578 0374 a/h 021 838 550

578 1021

Cnr Bristol & Manchester Sts Riverlands Industrial Estate




MJs Plastering Ltd

For jobs around your house... q • Lawn mowing u • Hedge Trimming a • Waterblasting l • Weedspraying i T FREE y otes!

Exterior Plastering & Waterproofing Quality Plaster coatings over

• EPS Cavity • Monotek • Masonry All work guaranteed Ring Mike 021 572 800 Approved Dulux Acratex and Mineral Plasters Applicator


• Broadleaf turf spraying • Log Splitting • Wood Stacking


Aluminium Windows and doors

Honda EU20i Generator S

• Sectional Doors


w o r k

not just TurF Stephen Daubney Ph: 0275411247 A/H: 577 7193

15 Bristol Street, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 578 3375



Installers of Continuous Spouting

• Repairers and Installers of all types of Spouting

• Cleaning of Industrial, Commercial and Residential spouting

SpeCIalISIng In FaRM Shed SpoutIng InStallatIon and RepaIRS

Danie Van Biljon Ph/Fax: (03) 344 5744 Mobile: 021 875 462 e:

Only $15.00

Includes GST

Ph: 579 4445 Fax: 578 4443


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

Sheffield Street Riverlands Estate Blenheim

Ph 578 9590


• Manufacturers and

Electric Blanket Checks

Tree Removal Height Reduction Trimming/Thinning Branch Chipping Hedge Trimming Line Clearance Stump Grinding Mulch Supplies Fully Insured FREE QUOTES

Ph. 03 578 0083

(Lance) 021 361912

BE N SEE By your customers. the sun reaches more people than any other local community paper.

cALL us toDAy oN:

5777 868

The Sun

CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING PH 03 577 7868 public notice

Tua Marina Dance

Tua Marina Memorial Hall Saturday 2nd July, 8.00 - 12pm Theme Night: Ladies a hat - Men a tie Janet’s Old Time Dance Band •Novelty prizes • Raffles •Door Prize A plate would be appreciated for supper. Dance for the young and younger. All Welcome. For info ring Bill or Marie 570 2212 The Facelift without Surgery or Botox... A gentle yet powerful hands on technique from Access Consciousness, that can tighten and tone the skin, removing stress from the face and body,rejuvenating and revitalising the face minimising wrinkles and frown lines, maximising healthy young looking skin. Processes that remove the ideas and beliefs we have about aging and olding that speed up the rate at which we age and gather wrinkles, allowing a more youthful countenance and innerglow to shine through...and a slowing of the aging process. Some clients have noticed immediate benefits and changes.... A series of 10 - 20 sessions is recommended for lasting change.

Interested? Contact Trilby of BE YU Well-Being on 5793203 or to book today.

Verbal Processing This verbal session between you and the Facilitator allows you to quickly clear anywhere you have limitations in any area of your life be it money, career, relationships, success, health and fitness etc. Clients are often astounded at the massive shifts that occur and the changes that they are able to perceive and experience in their lives after these sessions, using tools from Access Conciousness This session can be carried out in person or on the phone. Interested? Contact Trilby of BE YU Well-Being on 579 3203 or Visit for more information

Bluegums landfill

Contract number 2011/06 From 1 July 2011 Roading and Asphalt Ltd, will be taking over the operation of BLUEGUMS LANDFILL. Existing customers whose details have been supplied will be posted credit application forms. Otherwise entry to the Landfill from 1 July will be by cash or EFTPOS. For new customer to establish a credit facility please e-mail for a Credit Application Form. Forms will also be available from the Kiosk at the Landfill from 1 July 2011.

Contact derek: 021 932 223

wanted to buy

Business Wanted To Buy We are looking to buy an established business in Marlborough up to $1 million. All correspondence will be in strict confidence. Please apply in writing to: “Business Opportunity” C/- P O Box 634 Blenheim for sale PICTON Equipment Centre. Now Open, for lawnmowers, chains aws a n d o u td o o r power equipment. Sales and service. 7 Devon Street Picton. Ph 573 8150



28 Brydon Street RENWICK Refurbished 3 Bedroom Family Home, Double Garage with Carport Private & Fully Fenced 910sqm Section, Close to Schools & Amenities Trademe Ref #384557312 Contact 03 578 3491 or 021 677 650 (to arrange viewing). Enquiries over $265,000.00

M AS S IVE winter sale. Now on! Only at The Dressing Room in the Forum. Phone 577 8879 GARDEN and outdoor power equipment sales and service at P i c t o n Eq u i p m e n t Centre 7 Devon Street Phone 573 8150 M AS S IVE winter sale. Now on! Only at The Dressing Room in the Forum. Phone 577 8879 M AS S IVE winter sale. Now on! Only at The Dressing Room in the Forum. Phone 577 8879 CHAINSAW repairs, parts, accessories. All brands Picton Equipment Centre, 7 Devon Street, Picton. Ph 573 8150 M AS S IVE winter sale. 50% reductions. Dont miss out. Only at The Dressing Room in the Forum. Phone 5778879

public notice

Commercial Leases

Mariners Mall Picton 1. PRIME POSITION opposite Fresh Choice check outs. 178m² at $32,000pa GST exclusive plus outgoings. 2. HIGH STREET with 13m frontage. 207m2 between NZ Post and QC Pharmacy. Rent Negotiable. 3. SHOP or OFFICE(s) of 45m2. Rent $6000pa exclusive of GST plus outgoings Contact Barry Mills 573 6515 or email

Lions Club of Seddon Yealands Estate Mountain Bike Challenge

Wednesday June 29, 2011 for sale

situation vacant

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Full-Time Baker New World is Blenheim’s only locally owned and operated supermarket, where customer service, product range, and our friendly team combine to make a great working environment. Our New World Bakery prides itself on producing top quality, freshly baked bread and cakes instore daily. We are looking for an experienced Baker to join our team. The successful applicant will be experienced in all areas of bread and cake baking and bakery production; be able to confidently use their initiative; be responsible and reliable. If you have a passion for baking and want to work as part of a great customer focused team, then apply in writing, including C.V. and references to: The Personnel Manager Blenheim New World P.O.Box 677 Blenheim Email: Or drop your application into the customer service desk at Blenheim New World 4 Freswick Street. Applications close Monday 4 July 2011.

Services Manager C.A.R.E Marlborough (Consumers Assisting Recovery Everyday) is a consumer run support house for people with experience of mental illness. The purpose of the Services Manager role is to provide management and advice to strengthen this consumer driven society and the various external service contracts it manages. This role consists of 25 hours per week. You will provide support and coordination to uphold the philosophy and goals of the society along with leadership and support to a team of staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate for this role will come from a background in health, education or social services and have a passion for working with people. You will have • Sound proven management, administration and leadership skills • A strong consumer perspective and or background • NGO Management experience • A passion to help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness • The ability to work from a recovery model. Clinical experience is not an essential requirement for this role.

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By Damian George SPCA Marlborough has vowed to keep a tight leash on 20 newly-built cat traps it received last week. The traps, built by local man Russell Montgomery with the help of Blenheim businesses, will be used by the SPCA to help eradicate stray and feral cat colonies in the wider Marlborough region. Cats caught by the traps will be taken to the SPCA to be de-sexed before being released back into the wild, if deemed healthy enough. SPCA Marlborough branch chairman Alan Rector says the last traps to be employed, about ten years ago, had gradually gone missing after being loaned out to locals. “This time, we will go out to the

Ag students head into workforce By Celeste Lodewyk After 42 weeks of study, five Marlborough Onsite Education graduates have received their level two NZQA national certificates in Agriculture. Darren Fowke, James Johnston, Andre Groenewald, Jayden Ave-Drew and Tamati Rangiuaia were congratulated by staff on Monday and were presented their certificates by National Kaikoura MP Colin King. The course is conducted in and out of the classroom, placing students in practical, hands on learning environments, says practical tutor Brett Billingsley. “Students are taken to Marlborough farms where they spend four days a week gaining skills and knowledge in fencing, stock handling, use of farm machinery and vehicles. The fifth day is then spent working on theory at the Onsite Education classroom,” he says. Now that they have received their certificates, they are now heading out into the workforce and apply their new knowledge and skills, while Darren plans to carry on and gain his level four certificate.

Sun giveaway The 2011 Marlborough Home & Garden Show is creeping closer and is set to be held at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 on July 8, 9 and 10. This highly anticipated annual event will be packed with over 120 exciting displays as well as

property ourselves, set the trap up, take the cats to the SPCA once they have been caught, and take the trap back,” he says. Mr Rector says it will take ten years to eliminate all of the stray and feral cat colonies in the region. SPCA Marlborough animal care manager Jess Monk says the ‘Trap Neuter and Return’ [TNR] programme is part of a recent national campaign to decrease the number of animal deaths in SPCAs in New Zealand. “Some people are concerned at the concept of returning cats to the environment but trapping and euthanizing has been proven ineffective,” she says. “Numbers only stabilise in the

short-term, requiring more trapping and killing each year. With TNR, combined with other programmes such as de-sexing pets for low income families, cat populations actually decrease each year.” Mr Montgomery, who was responsible for building the initial traps, was called on only by chance to repeat the task. “I came back after spending four years overseas, met Alan at a party and we got talking and I ended up with the job of making some more.” Most of the materials for the project were provided by Placemakers Blenheim. Sign Images supplied and cut the traps’ plastic door slides and Johnny and Chris Everett provided the wire for the trigger mechanisms.


Bible Answers... with Pastor Jeff Williams

Do you have a Bible question for Jeff? Email us your question at or post it to us. Full confidentiality is assured at all times. Q – “What is God’s name??? (Anne M – email) A – God has many names as do most of us. Part 2

PASSED: (Back) James Johnston, Jayden Ave-Drew, Tamati Rangiuaia, (front) Darren Fowke and Andre Groenewald were thrilled to receive their level two certificates in Agriculture from Onsite Education. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

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name, phone number and address by either emailing, or posting it to PO Box 634. The winner will be notified via phone.

This week’s question: What is your favourite thing about the Sun and why?

When one actually reads the Bible, it becomes very apparent that God has many names – various Hebrew words are put together in various combinations to form the English terms: God, the Lord, the LORD, the LORD God, the LORD thy God, the LORD of hosts, the God of hosts. In some cases these terms simply appear and are taken at face value – in many other cases these terms are specifically identified as the name of the Creator. Take for instance Deut 28:58 which says in part, “that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;” (original emphasis) About this point you have one of several choices: 1) Accept the Bible as your final authority and take it at face value – one of the Creator’s names is THE LORD THY GOD 2) Run to the Hebrew language and say that God’s name is really Jehovah Elohim even though we don’t speak Hebrew and God could have transferred these Hebrew words into our English Bibles if he wanted to (as he did on dozens of other occasions!). The “Hebrew-words-for-God” crowd thinks we are missing out on something in English even though they don’t know Hebrew and rarely pronounce these words properly. Over and over again in the Bible, God gives and interprets the Hebrew and Greek words he wants us to know (eg. Rev. 9:11) – someone here is guilty of trying to “help God out.” 3) Reject what the Bible says and say that God is only a “title” and not a name. This action is taken despite the fact that we are repeatedly told that “God” is a name or part of a name on numerous occasions (see Gen 16:13; 21:33; etc.). In Exodus 3:15 our Lord said, “And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” This is BEFORE God revealed himself to Moses as the great I AM or Jehovah. Exodus 6:3 says, “I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.” How about we finish this week by letting God answer this week’s Bible question: And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exod 3:13-14)

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Masters brave weather on shortest day

Wednesday June 29, 2011

Finalists decided in Volleyball champs

The Blenheim Masters Swimming Club held its own midwinter swim recently, as seven of its members turned out on a cold and rainy day at Momorangi Bay on June 19. Blenheim Masters Swimming Club secretary Barbara Taylor says the swimmers described the dip as “just like getting under a cold shower”. The club is open to anyone over 20 and caters for all levels of ability. It trains at Stadium 2000 every Thursday night. This year, the club is celebrating its 25th anniversary, after it was established in 1986. It will hold a celebration at the stadium on November 26. * Interested in going? Contact Barbara on 572 8418.

Marlborough Indoor Bowls Competitions Midweek Tournament Tuesday 5th July starting 1pm at Omaka Marae: B Manson, S Stein, T Clark, T Wooster:D North, R Parkinson, B Mansell, D Day:A Sangster, L Norton, C Wooster, L Climo:M Agnew, M Leslie, T Parkinson, J Taylor:A MacFarlane, E Dellabosca, J Climo, S Banks:K McKenzie, E Goodwin, P Simpson, J Hayes:K Newport, C King, A Mansell, A Beeloo:K Wills, L Hoole, G Couper, V Sangster:J Randall, K Jones, H Neal, C Stein:B Bothwell, J Kraan, A Rouse, M Horner: O Couper, R Roe, D Rawlings, M King:J Horner, D Payton, J Henson, V Price. Should for any reason you are unable to play on the day, please phone Mike 578 1683.

>volleyball The final round of the Marlborough Volleyball Winter League on Thursday saw sides pulling out ‘all the tricks’ in an attempt to qualify for the competition’s finals. The top three contenders in the A, B and C grades were separated by no more than two points going into the round. In A grade action, Woodbourne Cannons won a close contest 2-1 with Wayward Spikers who had already booked a finals berth - taking out the final game 29-27. Fairweathers’ Magnum and Flam in Mongrels then met to vie for the other finals spot, with Fairweathers claiming victory 2-1.

above: blenheim masters swimmers club have a quick dip at Momorangi bay on Sunday June 19, for there mid winter annual swim. From left; Peter beckett, barbara Taylor,Geraldine Piper,Janet ashcroft, Fiona Hood and Jenny Wills. Right: Participants line up ready to take the MoRe FM plunge on Sunday at Picton.

Your week in sport

Don’t be fooled, Styris was one of our best He became somewhat of a cult hero and was responsible for the establishment of ‘Team Pig’, but don’t be fooled, Scott ‘The Pig’ Styris was the real deal. The classy all-rounder ended a 12-year international career last week as one of New Zealand’s most accomplished cricketers, with a record which puts him among this country’s best. His test career was short and sweet, and his figures reflect that – 1586 runs at an average of 36.04 – but his ODI numbers are barely matched. His 4483 runs put him sixth on New Zealand’s run-scoring list, at an average of 32.48 - a respectable one on face value but, on closer inspection, even more impressive. After being promoted to No 4

in the batting order at the end of 2002, Styris embarked on a five-year stint in that position (primarily) which saw his average climb from under 20 to more than 33. In that time, two World Cups yielded 767 runs, including 499 at the 2007 tournament (Overall, with 909, Styris sits second only to Stephen Fleming for most World Cup runs for New Zealand). That period saw the emphatic confirmation of a transition from run-of-the-mill medium pacer, where he had started his international career in 1999, to quality top order batsman. Not that his bowling became null and void – his 137 ODI wickets put him ninth on New

Solid play from Dave Nicholson and Tom Healey resulted in some long rallies, while Kyle Heagney and Phillip Steele worked tirelessly at the net for Magnum. In the non-competition other game (played instead of a bye) Wayward Spikers played their second match of the evening against Marlborough Boys’ College, exhibiting just too much skill against their younger opponents to win 25-16, 25-15 and 25-21. *The finals will be held at Stadium 2000 from 6pm tomorrow. The new season begins on August 4 and runs until October 6. Teams can register at Stadium 2000.

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Zealand’s all-time list (including then best New Zealand ODI figures of 6-25). Test highlights include a century on debut against the West Indies and 170 against South Africa in 2004. Some label ‘Pig’ as having ‘limited ability’, but I beg to differ. Technically, he was sound, was able to rotate the strike from ball one, knew how to calculate an innings, and could hit boundaries. His close-in catching was second to none, and his bowling reliably accurate. In losing Styris, New Zealand loses an astute cricket brain, a fierce competitor and, at his best, a genuine match-winner.

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Scholarship applicant’s dream may be realised By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim mother of four and newly established photographer Jody Percy is one of Marlborough’s AMP Scholarship applicants, and with only 18 days to go before judging closes she really needs your votes. She has entered into three AMP Scholarship categories, Regional, National and People’s Choice. There are two Regional Scholarships up for grabs for the Nelson/Marlborough region and one National Scholarship which can be awarded to any New Zealand resident. The People’s Choice Award is given to the applicant with the highest amount of votes, so the more votes Jody can get before July 17 the closer she can come to winning a $10,000 scholarship. The idea behind the scholarships is to give some extra help to someone with a community project, business idea, educational or a dream to represent the country. In Jody’s case, she is currently building up her business, Bear Photography and says winning a scholarship would really help her go further. “The money would help me to purchase and upgrade the photography equipment I already have, opening more doors and pushing me further toward my dream of fashion photography,” she says. Jody Percy’s inspiration to pursue photography was sealed by a kiss – quite literally! “I was photographing a friend’s wedding and captured a beautiful shot of them kissing on a beach, and it was looking back at that photo that inspired me to do more, so here I am,” she says. “Photography is a creative outlet for me and I want to take it all the way. And with the support of my wonderful husband and four children I am working hard to get there,” she smiles. To vote visit

Blenheim photographer Jody Percy is looking for your vote in her bid to win a $10,000 AMP Scholarship.

Great ideas at show Home owners looking for ideas for new home building, renovations and home wares need look no further than the annual Marlborough Home & Garden Show on at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 from Friday July 8 through to Sunday July 10. Open 10am to 5pm each day there’ll be plenty to keep visitors entertained with a huge variety of exciting displays offering a range of products and services and super “show only” specials, promotions and competitions. Bring along your plans and specifications and discuss your latest project with industry experts. Spend time at the fine food zone and sample products like cheeses, bread and gourmet nuts before you buy. If plants and trees or perhaps a landscape design figure in your garden planning then you’ll be able to speak with the experts and make the right choices for your next project. New home building, kitchen design, pools and spas, pellet fires, blinds, aluminium joinery, insulation, home heating, garden art, bedding, decorating products, financial advice - this is just a selection of what will be available at this year’s show. Each day of the show from 11am until 2pm there is a full program of seminars – kitchen design, lighting, landscaping and a specialty session on mushrooms & mozzarella! At 10:15am on Saturday and Sunday there is a special session for art lovers – Art in the Eye of the Beholder. Watch for the MORE FM stand where you’ll be able to enter to win a $1200 Resene Room Makeover Voucher – your choice of paint, curtains and/or wallpaper from their extensive range. The MORE FM team will have a variety of activities happening over the three days to entertain and amuse you. Make sure to visit the website for detailed information -

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