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By Damian George Ma rlborough viticulturist Allan Scott says he was “a little bit embarrassed” to be named in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Monday. The founder of Allan Scott Family Winemakers was Allan Scott named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to viticulture, one of five Marlburians honoured in this year’s list. The others to be recognised were John Roadley, for services to the dairy industry, Ivan Sutherland, for services to rowing and viticulture, Yvonne Dasler, for services to the community, Paul Ellis for services to the entertainment industry and Dr John Hellstrom, for services to biosecurity, and Paul Ellis, for services to the entertainment industry. “It’s one of those funny things, I didn’t really have the option of accepting or not,” Allan says. “I was a little bit embarrassed, but I took it more as an industry thing, rather than a personal thing.” The Allan Scott winery was set up in 1973, and, along with his other industry and community involvements, has kept him pretty busy over the last 38 years. Continued Page 3.

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Officer honoured for Iroquois heroics By Damian George Former Woodbourne Air Force Base instructor Darren Smith has been named in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his heroic efforts following the fatal Iroquois crash on Anzac Day last year. Acting Warrant Officer Smith, now based at Ohakea, was the first man on the scene after the crash and located the sole survivor, Sergeant Stevin Iain Creeggan. He was then able to safely get Mr Creeggan on a Westpac Rescue Helicopter and out of the crash site. Three men were killed when the air force helicopter crashed at Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, while on its way to a flypast in Wellington on the morning of Anzac Day. Due to the trauma of the incident, Mr Smith is not available for comment but a spokesperson for The Royal New Zealand Air Force paid tribute to his efforts. “It’s always fantastic for one of our people to be recognised for their actions and probably even more so in this case because it involved people in his own squadron,” the spokesperson says. “It was a very hard thing for him to deal with on the day, the training just kicked in and he just did what he needed to do.” Mr Smith received the New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD) when the honours list was announced on Monday. He has previously spent time at Woodbourne on two separate

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 a number of competitions and prize packages. In the lead up to the event, the Sun Newspaper will be giving away four free passes over the next five weeks. Each week the Sun will ask readers a question and those who correctly answer it will go into the draw to win a free pass. Simply submit your answer, name, phone number and address by either emailing, or posting it to PO Box 634. The winner will be notified via phone.

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Fellow air force personnel Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Parsons and Warrant Officer Class One Ian Ponse were also awarded the DSD.

Picton’s Smiths Park Holiday Farm has been named as one of six finalists for the AA Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks. The holiday park is one of four South Island contenders for the award, along with Lorneville Holiday Park in Invercargill, All Seasons Holiday Park in Christchurch, and Queenstown’s TOP 10 Holiday Park “Creeksyde”. The other finalists are Ruakaka Reserve Motor Camp and Waihi’s Beachaven Motel and Holiday Park. Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand chief executive Fergus Brown says he is delighted to see a mix of both big and small parks from all across New Zealand competing for the award. “Given the events over the past eight months, it is pleasing to see a Christchurch park among our finalists too,” Mr Brown says. The winner will be announced at the Holiday Parks Conference in Wellington on Friday 8 July.

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Winemaker one of six locals honoured From Page 1. Allan is a board member of Destination Marlborough, a position which he has used to promote links between the wine and tourism industries, and has been part of numerous international trade delegations promoting New Zealand’s wine industry. He was also chairman of the Marlborough Wine Festival for two years. “It’s always very handson,” he says of his role at the winery. “The whole process, I enjoy - right from even planning about planting, the growing, the making, the selling, and the marketing. It’s always a challenge.” Allan says one of the most pleasing things he has seen during his time in the wine industry is how the perception of Viticulturist Allan Scott was one of six Marlburians named on the 2011 Queen’s the product has “levelled Birthday Honour List. out”. really quite satisfying,” he says. three weeks of attending trade “The wine industry had “It’s an accepted part of daily shows in Europe, and will set a very sophisticated view of off shortly for three more weeks itself and, now, it’s very much an life.” Allan has just returned from abroad, this time in the USA. everyday commodity, which is

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Push for Easter Trading exemption By Damian George The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce is looking into applying for a local exemption to Easter Trading laws in order for businesses to capatalise on visitor numbers during the biennial Classic Fighters Airshow. Marlborough Chamber of Commerce general manager Brian Dawson says the possibility will be explored in response to pleading from retailers to be allowed to open at least every second Easter. “25,000 people went to the airshow this year, and shops were closed for two-and-a-half of the four days it was on, with thousands of extra people in town,” Mr Dawson says. “It should be people’s right to open, particularly on a four-day weekend when people are looking to do things and are looking for an opportunity to shop.”

Mr Dawson says he now Dean, who currently wants to take the issue to a has a private member “wider audience” to gauge bill before parliament the opinion of businesses to get an exemption for and establish whether or not her region. it is worthwhile to push for He says the MP is keen the changes. to include Marlborough “We want to find out what in the bill if she can the people want. There’s no get it to a first readpoint getting an exemption ing in parliament. That if people don’t actually want requires at least 62 of it,” he says. the 122 MPs to be in “But we’re certainly getfavour of it. ting feedback from retailers The MP has been so far that they do want it.” Brian Dawson invited to discuss the Mr Dawson says pushing bill with chamber repfor a bylaw is the most likely way of resentatives on June 17. enforcing changes, as Easter Trading “People should have the right to choose, laws have not been altered since 1997. and people can’t be denied the right He says he has been in close contact to make a living, particularly in tough with Waitaki Electorate MP Jacqui times,” Mr Dawson says. Doing their Bit: Springlands Methodist Women’s Fellowship members Pat Whale and Marie Dietrich with some of the hats they have knitted for babies in Christchurch.

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Oldest TV unearthed In last week’s Sun we ran a story about Marlborough woman Julie Dash entering her black and white National Transistor IC portable television in the oldest TV in NZ competition. “I bought it in a second-hand shop in Nelson about ten years ago,” she says. “I owned an art deco house and thought it was pretty retro-looking and went well with the house which was a bonus.” Mrs Dash says she researched the age of her television online, and it found it to be from the 1980s. Still, it was not quite as old as the television that won the competition. A 53-year-old television from the West Coast has been unearthed as the country’s oldest working TV set. The DIY kitset TV beat almost 300 entries to win the Going Digital Oldest Telly competition, which was launched to prove that New Zealanders don’t need a new TV to go digital. The winning set was converted to digital on Friday June`3 and the original owner of the TV, 92-year-old Elva Reynolds of Hokitika, was announced as the winner on Fridays Breakfast Show on TV1. The set was assembled by her husband, the late Winston Reynolds, the former mayor of Hokitika in 1958, the same year Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South

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Blenheim’s Glow Bugs under five dance group celebrated its 12th birthday last Thursday. The group which meets weekly at the Salvation Army Lounge on the corner of George and Henry Streets, was given a specially made birthday cake by Blenheim New World which the children

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Road lesson targets older drivers By Damian George Indicator use and roundabout rules will be two of the major issues addressed during the Marlborough Road Safety Council’s driving course for older drivers on Tuesday. The council runs the free tutorials four times a year with the aim of improving road awareness among older people. Marlborough Road Safety Council president Nigel Perry says the threehour course is a chance for people to brush up on their knowledge. “We decided a lot of older people need some sort of instruction to be able to drive their vehicles safely and to get on the road with the amount of traffic that’s ever-increasing,” he says. “A lot of people a re not quite sure what the indicator use is for,

particularly going though roundabouts.” Mr Perry says a number of drivers are indicating right when going straight through a roundabout, which can cause confusion among other road users. Another grey area among the age-group is the rules surrounding pedestrian crossings, he says. “There’s some misjudgement about pedestrian Nigel Perry crossings and when people are allowed to cross and when they can drive on.” Mr Perry says there is a common misconception that drivers must stop for pedestrians at courtesy crossings when, in fact, motorists have the right

Blenheim-Picton link service underway By Damian George Blenheim school students attending Picton’s Queen Charlotte College now have a more “sensible” commuting option thanks to the launch of a private bus service which came into effect today. The daily Blenheim to Picton service, run by Marlborough Vintners Hotel director Graham Lindsay, will enable students to get to and from the college at times much closer to school operating hours than the current bus service. “This is not a school bus; this is a general service initiated because of the need to get school kids over at a more sensible time for them and their parents than the school bus leaves,” Mr Lindsay says. Operating on a trial basis at the moment, the service will shave off nearly nearly two hours of total wait time daily for those who commute by bus. Mr Lindsay says the service will also provide one-way transport for Picton school childen in years seven and eight who attend St Mary’s School in Blenheim. A daily bus service between Blenheim and Renwick had earlier been offered by Mr Lindsay, driven by rising fuel costs, but received little public response as fuel prices began to drop again recently. However, the proposal was the catalyst for the Blenheim-Picton service, he says. “It drew attention to the fact that the bus was available and now, potentially, it’s going to fix the transport problem between Blenheim and Picton.” Marlborough district councillor Jessica Bagge, who approached Mr Lindsay with the idea of using the 19-seat vehicle, says she has been lobbying for a regular service since late 2009.

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“I’m really happy that somebody like Graham says ‘of course we can do it’ - everybody else had reasons why it can’t happen,” she says. “Certainly, everybody from the council perspective agrees there’s no proper link between Blenheim and Picton. Having the private sector stepping in like that should make it easier.” The bus will leave from Blenheim Railway Station between 7.45-8am, and return between 3.15-3.30pm. Once in Picton in the morning, it will return with students coming to St Mary’s.




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Sun readers have their say... Q: What is the most expensive bill you’ve had to contend with recently?

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I had to get my car repaired and that bill reduced me to tears!

Mine would have to be the Optometrist. Every time it just seems to be expensive.

We just bought a villa at Springlands Lifestyle Village so there are a lot of bills with that. Other than that - groceries and electricity are the most expensive.

The Dentist. You don’t expect it to be that much, but when you go to pay, it’s a big shock. Considering sometimes you are not there very long.

It would have to be my phone bill. We went over the limit on the internet. We got the bill and got a surprise!.

The Dentist - what an expensive account!

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Letters to editor Something positive please Jeff

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Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or e mail them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Dear Ed, With the Ministry of Transport lowering the speed limit tolerance to 4 km/hr, perhaps they could lower the truck tolerance speed to zero, to stop trucks dangerously going at 99km/hr. The 99 km/hr forces motorists into passing at 110-115 km/hr to get around the trucks. In that way, I got a ticket while the truckie got off scot-free. Safety First

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Dear Ed, Jeff Williams seems to like ranting a fair bit doesn’t he? Nothing and no-one is good enough for his lofty standards. Ironically, he’ll just put more people off the Bible with his negative comments. Here’s a tip Jeff: Pick a scripture every week, and focus on the positive aspects, principles and practical applications of that scripture.

No-one wants to hear about the bones you’ve got to pick with other religious groups. It’s a pointless battle, and not your fight anyway. (Please read Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 6:37, and Acts 5:38, 39.) Please give the reader something positive to take away with them. The Bible has great practical advice for daily life - let’s hear some of it! C H Ristian

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Hear the truth Dear Ed, Mr Williams (Bible Baptist) has now defamed or lied about the Revival Centres International (RCI) on 5 or 6 occasions. Are they allowed to use ‘paid space’ to do this? I find it rather alarming. The RCI is a happy group of people who have received the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues, as in the early church. I know the Bible Baptists are opposed to this; despite it being THE experience that identified the church in the Bible. They are obviously entitled to their views; but to deliberately use ‘paid space’ to ridicule others is sad and

unchristian. Aren’t there Advertising Standards that people must adhere to? We use our paid advertisement to promote the Gospel message, not to try and bring someone else down. As Editor; what do you think? Isn’t it your duty to vet their articles? If you do nothing, then so be it; I will not ask you about this again; as I would rather be promoting the gospel than having to constantly defend our good name and integrity. Nevertheless; each time Mr Williams lies about us I will write a correction to you, so the public can hear the truth. Pastor Rowan Parsons

In reply to Pastor Rowan Parsons letter to the Editor. Yes there is an Advertising Standards Association. You can direct a complaint to them at the Advertising Standards Complaints Board (ASCB). There are very few complaints received on this topic. Most complaints centre around consumer products, liquor, and health and beauty advertising. However should a competing retail advertiser start knocking a competitor without facts we would not accept this type of advertising. We have spoken to Mr Williams and all parties are happy with the outcome. Like you, this paper believes there are more positive areas that could be promoted on this subject. Les Whiteside

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Wednesday June 8, 2011

Master of the arts Kurt Graham talks to Damian George about his calling to the martial arts lifestyle, training in Japan and why there’s no place like home.

Above: Local man Kurt Graham runs through a martial arts routine. Inset: Kurt with some of his prized memorabilia from his travels around the world.

When you walk into martial art guru Kurt Graham’s house, you will be politely asked to take off your shoes. Once you have done this, you will walk into a house which will most likely be unlike any other house you have ever entered. This is because you are not so much walking into a house, as you are into a shrine; a collection of a life’s work, study and passion. The walls are lined with any number of authentic knives and other weaponry and memorabilia from all over the globe, protected by a state-of-theart security system. Floor mats and furniture coverings are mostly animal skins, ranging from springboks to tigers. Nothing in the house, it seems, does not hold some sort of significance or importance. Now you understand why you were asked to take off your shoes. Such a custom is one of many which reflects the ‘holistic martial arts’ lifestyle which Kurt leads - neatness, tidiness, order. “I got into martial arts when I was six,” he says. “People often ask me what got me into it – I can’t really explain it. There are forces in this world beyond us. “I was either a) driven to it or b) lived it in a previous life.” Kurt began his travels to fulfil his martial arts dreams at 17, when he went to Tokyo to study martial arts on a two-year scholarship. Since then, he has trained under some of the most respected names in the martial arts world and is one of the most qualified teachers on the planet. He has too many degrees to men-

tion, but, at just 38 years of age, is believed to be the only person to be a ‘master’ of three separate martial arts. He was graded a sixth Dan Kyoshi in Karate this month, and has achieved a seventh Dan Kyoshi licence in aiki ju jitsu and eight Dan Mastership in Filipino martial arts. The most gruelling of all Kurt’s experiences though, he says, came via his two years of training with the Japanese riot police from 1992 to 1993. “I had the absolute s*** kicked out of me on a daily basis,” he says. “We had to go and change our uniforms in between sessions ‘cause there was so much blood on them. “At the time, I just thought it was cruel and unusual punishment, but I realise the merits of it now. You can’t break me now, there is nothing you can throw at me that I haven’t had thrown at me.” He was also a personal body guard for Michael Jackson in the Philippines during the pop star’s History world tour in 1997. Despite all his travels, Kurt says there are only two countries he could live in - Australia and New Zealand. “People have no idea how good we have it here.” Speaking with a lifetime’s worth of martial arts study under his belt, Kurt explains there are five reasons

why people take it up - fitness, selfdefence, competition, business and, like Kurt, lifestyle. “There’s no point going into the dojo [training room] for two hours and hitting the hell out of a punching bag and then forgetting about everything else as soon as you step out,” he says. “We’re the people that have to sort of carry the mantle.” After completing a photo shoot, Kurt then meticulously folds his martial arts attire and puts it away, with all the precision and discipline you now come to expect from a martial arts master.


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Now that bride entries have officially closed for the 2011 Blenheim Beavertown Lions Bride of the Year Show, it is time to hurry and get your tickets, says organiser Carol Taylor. “Tickets are selling fast people so make sure you get in quick before they all sell out,” she stresses. Brides have this year responded even more enthusiastically than last and with the final entries being counted, Carol estimates the number of brides entered to be close to 25 - a number higher than last year.

“We have had a fantastic response from so many beautiful brides, it is going to be one of our best shows yet.” This year’s show format, adopted after feedback from previous shows is also proving popular, evident by the strong ticket sales. Taking on a more professional approach, the show will have a live performance by singer David Brooks, who will perform while the votes are being counted. Ticket holders will be given a complimentary glass of wine on entry. They will also have access to a fully stocked

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Kelly Richardson and Paul East were married on January 29 2011 at “The Willows” at the old St Mary Convent. Gown by Essence of Australia. Headgear by Grace & Lace.

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Drunken behaviour leads to arrest Two unemployed men, aged 17 and 24, were arrested for disorderly behaviour on Tuesday afternoon after allegedly abusing members of the public on the Taylor River Reserve. The 17-year-old man was also arrested for urinating in public. Police say the men had been drinking. Earlier, a 14-year-old man was arrested in relation to two Riversdale burglaries which occurred early last month. At 2.55pm, a 38-year-old man was arrested for possession of cannabis.

Knife-wielding man arrested A 37-year-old male sickness beneficiary was arrested on Wednesday morning for possession of a knife following a domestic incident in Riversdale on May 31. The man was also charged with breaching a police safety order. He was remanded in custody and was due to appear in court on Thursday. Earlier, a 27-year-old unemployed man was arrested for a historic burglary at a Nelson property on May 10. At 10am, a 16-year-old male student was arrested for assaulting his mother during a domestic incident in Witherlea. He has been referred to Youth Aid. Half an hour later, a 42-year-old male logger was arrested for wilful damage after he allegedly slashed a car’s tyres following a domestic incident in Havelock on May 25. At 5.30pm, an 18-year-old male student was arrested after allegedly trying to hit

a member of his family with a chair in Springcreek. Shortly after, a 19-year-old female salesperson was arrested for assault following an incident at a licensed premises on May 29.

Violence and assaults in Blenheim At 6.30am, a 44-year-old male painter was arrested for breaching his bail curfew. At 7.30pm, a 23-year-old male beneficiary was arrested for assaulting his mother at a house on Maxwell Road. Ten minutes later, a 19-year-old male labourer was arrested for consuming cannabis. Shortly after, an 18-year-old male shop assistant was also arrested for consuming cannabis, and for kicking a tail light on a vehicle, causing it to smash. At 8.15pm, a 24-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested for damaging a deck chair at a Maxwell Road address.

Arrest follows assault At 12.45pm, a 17-year-old female student was arrested for allegedly assaulting her mother following a domestic incident on Friday afternoon. At 3.30am, a 19-year-old unemployed man was arrested for failing to appear in court. At 8.40am, a 44-year-old male carver was

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arrested for an historic burglary of a house in Havelock on April 3.

Wilful damage A 37-year-old unemployed man was arrested for wilful damage and disorderly behaviour after allegedly damaging a window at a house on Alabama Road on Saturday evening. At 4.35pm, a 32-year-old male driver was arrested for breaching his community work. An hour later, a 21-year-old male was arrested for breaching his bail conditions, namely not residing at his bail address. At 9.40pm, an 18-year-old male student was arrested for disorderly behaviour. At 11.50pm, a 41-year-old female beneficiary was arrested for wilful damage and possession of cannabis.

“The NZ Transport Agency is thanking New Zealand drivers for a holiday weekend free of deaths on our roads.” “It’s a fantastic result, and New Zealand drivers have shown that a fatality-free holiday on the roads is possible,” NZTA spokesperson Andy Knackstedt says. Mr Knackstedt said the zero road toll for Queen’s Birthday weekend continues an encouraging downward trend for 2011, with road deaths down 35% compared to the same time last year (from 186 to 121). “Fatalities and serious injuries from road crashes don’t have to be an accepted part of driving on New Zealand roads, during long weekends or any other time. “The NZTA, police and others are working hard to create a safer environment, and drivers deserve credit for doing their part by taking responsibility for their own actions and driving to the conditions.” Mr Knackstedt says while higher fuel prices could reduce road travel and influence driver behaviour, the 35% decline in road deaths this year was well in excess of the roughly two percent decline in traffic volumes recorded on state highways.

Assault in Redwoodtown A 23-year-old male arborist was arrested for assaulting a 24-year-old man at a house in Redwoodtown early Sunday morning. At the same time, a 26-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested for offensive behaviour. At 3.45am, a 22-year-old female hairdresser was arrested for offensive behaviour, as was a 22-year-old male diesel mechanic five minutes later. At 8.30pm, an 18-year-old female general hand was arrested for drives while disqualified, drink driving and failing to stop for police.

At 9pm, a 19-year-old male fisherman was arrested for breaching the liquor ban.

Knife-related arrest A 22-year-old unemployed man who was holding a knife was arrested for assault after an incident at a house in Picton on Monday evening. At 12am on Monday, a 20-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested for fighting in a public place. Shortly after, a 23-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his bail curfew. At 2.55pm, a 29-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions.

open Day

We have great pleasure in inviting you to our Open Day (after 2 years of planning and 1 year of building)

Date: SunDay 12th June 2011 11.30am - 2pm Ian Jordan has been invited to officially open our new premises at 12.00 Midday. We would like to thank you for your contribution to our combined business and for the support and tolerance over the whole process. You will have the opportunity to inspect the premises and facilities. There will be several attractions, with staff on hand to explain and answer questions.

Gearing up for Open Day The journey toward merging Alabama Road Vet Clinic and the Marlborough Vet Services began two and a half years ago, and today directors David Sim, Nick Hansby and Rob Ander are proud to announce their amalgamated practice - Vets on Alabama. Construction and refurbishments are now complete and staff are looking forward to their official Open Day, Sunday June 12 from 11:30am-2pm. In April 2010 construction began and the facility was extended to the east, west and north which has close to doubled the floor space. Eager to show off the newly refurbished facility, David Sim took the Sun on a guided tour through the practice, pointing out a new consultation room, extended work room and retail area, added office upstairs and extensions to ‘Sally’s Grooming’ work space. “We felt it made sense to amalgamate the two practices and geographically we felt Vets on Alabama enables our vets to provide a more efficient service. “In addition, by having two acres of land this facility enables people to bring their animals to us to be treated over a

day or more which is a huge benefit,” he says. At Vets On Alabama, there are now five vets who each work in areas of special interest. Ben Dallas and Katalin Banyay work with companion animals, Nick Hansby and Rob Ander with production animals, and David Sim with equine. Another advantage of the amalgamation was being able to purchase more specialised equipment. “You get better use of equipment with a group of vets rather than just one, so we are really happy to be able to take advantage of this situation. “This also means we can diagnose and deal with problems all in one place which is better for the animal and convenient for its owner,” David says. Those who have been involved with the refurbishment of Vets on Alabama will be formally thanked on the Open Day,

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We Look forWarD to SeeinG you at the open Day! Vet nurse Karyn Watson and companion animal vet Ben Dallas in one of the new consultation rooms. and the public will be invited to look around the facility. For the kids, there will be loads of free entertainment including a Bouncy Castle, spot prizes, horse rides and meeting a variety of farm animals. “We look forward to seeing you at the Open Day.”

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Wednesday June 8, 2011

Keep it Local Cantwell Joinery & Window Centre Quality and workmanship are not the only things that Cantwell Joinery & Window Centre of Blenheim prides itself in. There is also the satisfaction of knowing that your business is locally owned and operated and has the backing of the community,” says owner Ian Cantwell. “I believe when local businesses employ local staff and support one another, the spend stays in the area and in turn allows businesses to grow and provide employment for future generations.” Ian first joined Cantwell Joinery & Window Centre as an apprentice 45-years ago before purchasing it 13-years later. The business manufactures aluminium windows, doors and conservatories and is also the supplier of the unique Foldback Bifold, Euroslider and Eurostacker Sliding doors. Their products and personal service make Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre the experts to visit when renovating, building or adding to your home. For local and expert industry knowledge, Cantwell Joinery & Window Centre can also provide a specialist service in quality custom made joinery, kitchens, stairs, pre-hung doors, aluminium windows and doors plus much more.


Here at The Sun we pride ourselves on supporting our local community. That’s why we’re running our ‘Keep it Local’ campaign once a month promoting locally owned businesses. The last year has been a challenging time for most businesses. There has never been a more important time to shop locally, putting your money back into your community. So support your local businesses and ‘Keep it Local’

Radiator Services When it comes to radiators and cooling systems, the team at Radiator Services can handle any job – big or small. Owned and managed by local man Tony Flood, Radiator Services has been proudly servicing the community for more than 30-years. Being 100 percent locally owned and operated, Tony says staff can offer expert servicing of anything from radiators and cooling systems through to associated parts and accessories. And now that winter is here, the Radiator Services team is encouraging motorists call in and have their antifreeze checked and heaters repaired before the cold really sets in. By buying locally, Radiator Services can guarantee their customers receive the right advice on what they need. “There are a lot of people who purchase parts over the internet, thinking they are getting a cheaper price. “But in most cases the parts are wrong, don’t fit or require further work which will cost more in the long run,” he says. For the right advice, personal service and professional guarantee on all their services, call in and see the team at Radiator Services today.

Blenheim Night ‘n Day Foodstore ‘Look ing after one another shows tr ue com munity spirit’, according to Blenheim Night ‘n Day Foodstore owners John and Marion Gargiulo. John and Marion have owned the store for nearly four years and are proud to say they are a family business supporting the Marlborough community. “Locals support us and we support them through sponsorship of local rugby and various organizations and events,” John says. “The people here are so friendly and have been hugely supportive of us since we have been here, so we like to give back when we can, Marlborough is a great place to be.” John and Marion strongly believe that excellence in customer service is vital to running a successful business. “Without customers you do not have a business. This means treating each individual customer as we would want to be treated,” John says. As well as their great service Blenheim Night ‘n Day Foodstore has everything from grocery items, beer, wine, hot food, sandwiches through to the popular Helova Coffee. “We’ve got it when you want it.”

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Sun babies proudly brought to you by: M A ATA A WA K A K I T E TA U I H U T R U S T

• Tamariki Ora/Well Child: Home based Well child service for Tamariki birth - 5 years

• Antenatal Health Planning: Advice and support for expectant mums.

• Whaea Ki Te Whaea:

Mum4Mum - Free, caring peer support for Breastfeeding mums Phone/text 0277 809 269 (peer counselling program)

TeMpLeMAn: Jason and Amber are excited to announce the safe arrival of a daughter and sister for Issac. Katie elizabeth (7lb 15oz) on 22nd May 2011 at 3.01pm. A very special thankyou to midwife Angela, Dr Glen Blanchette, theatre staff and all the wonderful staff on ward one. All doing well.

Committed to supporting the health needs of Tamariki and their whanau in Marlborough “KIA MANAAKI AI TE IWI” “LET THE PEOPLE BE CARED FOR” FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE 03 577 9256 or call into our office at 82 Seymour Street, Blenheim ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE

WEBB: Leigh and Rachell are proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Sam William (10lb 8oz) on 26th May 2011, at 7.33am at Wairau Hospital. A lovely brother for Kate. Thanks once again to the amazing Gwen Costello.

LANG - HEANEY, nicola, Rob and big brother Oliver are pleased to announce the safe and speedy arrival of Amelia Jane Heaney (9lb 10oz) at 2.38pm on Saturday May 21, 2011. Huge thanks to the awesome Cathy Middleton, Gwen and Mary. Photo provided. WILSON: Wiki and Baxter are proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, born June 2 2011 at Wairau Hospital weighing 8lb. Special thanks to Ange, Rhi and mum, and all the staff at Ward One.

Top 20 weirdest celebrity baby names Artists are creative by nature and often give their children quite creative names! These are some of the interesting names celebs have given their children in a countdown of the top 20 ‘weirdest’ baby names.

KAHAKI: ezra and Rochelle are proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Leah Bailee (7.5lb) born June 1 2011, at 10:52pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Gwen and Sue and all the staff at Ward One. Both well.

THACH: Jennifer and Thai are proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Aaron Monthay (3740kg) on June 2 2011, at 8:29pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Thai, mum and Juliette as well as midwives Angela and Ruth and all the staff at Ward One. Both well.

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

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

20: Everly Bear (Anthony Keidis and Heather Christie) 19: Bluebell Madonna Halliwell (Spice Girl and solo artist, Geri Halliwell) Dandelion (Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg) 17: Fuchsia Catherine Sumner (Sting and Frances Tomelty) Kal-el (Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim) 15: Kyd Miller Duchovny (David Duchovny and Tea Leoni 14: Banjo Griffiths (Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor) 13: Diezel Ky and Denim Cole (Toni Braxton) 12: Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rhiannon and Rogue (Robert Rodriguez) 11: Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale) 10: Speck Wildhorse and Hud Mellencamp (John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin) 09: Pirate and Zeppelin Houseman Davis (Jon and Deven Davis) 08: Moxie Crimefighter (Penn and Emily Jillette) 07. Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie Geldof and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence (Paula Yates and Bob Geldof/Michael Hutchence) 06: Tu Simone Ayer Morrow (Rob Morrow and Debbon Ayer) 05: Jermajesty Jackson (Jermaine Jackson) 04: Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Buddy Bear Oliver (Jamie and Jools Oliver) 03: Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin Zappa (Frank Zappa and Adelaide Gail Sloatman) 02: Audio Science Clayton (Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton) 01: Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee (Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf)

MuM OF THE WEEK Congratulations to Ngaire Davis 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.

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Beavertown Blenheim Lions

Bride of the Year Saturday 18th June 2011 Ticket sales at The Sun office


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community notices

Wednesday June 8, 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 pre-paid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

Hospice Shop Redwoodtown requires donations of quality preowned goods. Fine china, designer clothing, jewellery, furniture, paintings, wool, drapes, bric brac, treasure and bling. Phone 579 4686

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 RSA Women’s Sections. Meet 8 June 2011. Mid winter luncheon to be held 13th July in RSA rooms. Names taken at June Meeting. To be paid 13th July.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

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 good used linen for sale! Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12 noon at Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street (opp Boys College) Phone: 577-5423.

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 579 4353.


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.

D AV I S , J o h n R o n a l d Lind say: Pas sed away p e a c e f u l l y at H o s p i c e Marlborough on 31 May 2011, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. In his 75th year. Dearly loved husband of Trish and proud and loving father and father-in-law of Kerry Solomon, Paul and Paula, Mark (Palmerston North) and Grant and Michelle, dearly loved grandad of Ashley, Rebecca and Laura; Abbie and Paige; James and Nathan (Palmerston North); and Anthony and Jayden and loved great grandad of Tyler. Loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Ellen, and Ken Botherway (Taupo), Faeye and Colin Carson (Cambridge) and the late Ted Ewart, Valerie Wentworth, and the late Wendy Pine. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 411 Blenheim 7240. Messages to the Davis family PO Box 86 Ward Marlborough 7248. At John’s request a private service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719 JO N ES, Roy: Passed a w a y, p e a c e f u l l y, o n Tuesday 31 May 2011 in his 77th year. Beloved husband and soulmate of Maureen for 53 years, dearly loved father of Carl and Michelle, Tony and Margaret, Shirley and Michael Zimmerman, Peter and Tracey; loved Pop Pop of his 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and special friend of Kim Jones. Thank you to all the very caring staff at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Messages to 37 Gif for d s Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 535 Nelson 7040. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

J O N E S , Roy: Passed away on Tuesday 31 May 2011. Loved son of the late Thomas and Marjorie Jones (Wairau Valley) and brother and brother-in-law of the late Betty and Henry Wadsworth (Wairau Valley), Aileen and the late Lawrie Davies (Levin), the late Fred and Marie, Margaret and the late Paul, Anne and Trevor Thorn (Nelson), the late Joy and Des Timms, Mar y and Peter NobleAd ams ( Christc hurc h) ; cousin of Rita and the late Ken Anderson, John and Margaret Anderson (Blenheim); much loved uncle of his many nieces and nephews. ROYER, Olive Edith: On May 31, 2011, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. In her 95th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ralph, loved mother and mother-in-law of Jackie, Paul and Rosemary. Loving Grandma of Michelle, Yves, and James, and loving Great Grandma of Kate, Alice, Emily and Jessica. Messages to PO Box 224 Picton 7250. At Olive’s request, a private service will be held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719 BLACKLER, Makareta Parks: Peacefully, at Hospice Marlborough on June 4, 2011. In her 84th year. Loved wife of Evan, loved mother of Kay, Russell (Perth), Terē, Warren, and Paul. Loved Toua of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages to 137 Budge Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 411 Blenheim 7240. A service for Makareta will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Arthur Street, Blenheim at 2pm Wednesday June 8, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

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Wednesday June 8, 2011

health & beauty

health & beauty


holiday accom

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.

ADRIENNE'S Beauty Den. For all your beauty treatment. 85 Lakings Road. Ph 578 8862

Painting? Decorating?


BE YU Well-Being

Access Bars Facilitator & Body Worker Reiki Teacher Massage Therapies Oneness Blessing Giver Trilby Johnson Mobile: 021 056 4300

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. DENTURES Advanced Prosthetic Treatment. Premium Dentures. Natural looks thanks to digital precision at Blenheim Denture 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.

Do it right!

• Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Painting and much more

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

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

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FURNITURE. Quality and variety. Large and small, arrived this week. Phone 5796041. Souchebys Antiques, 50 Grove Road (SH1), Blenheim.

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 ROTARY lawn mower wanted. Going or not. Plus Rover catcher. Phone 5705880.

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

Mr Frys

JETSKI Seadoo 1998 GTX 3 seater. Serviced on trailer. custom cover. $5000ono 021 474 588 COLLECTABLES, antiques and art. Lovely selection/all sorts arrived this week. Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. Phone 5796041. Souchebys Antiques, 50 Grove Road (SH1), Blenheim. WHITE CHIP & white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways. Phone Thomson 575 6885

public notice B I G - F U N Enter tainment. Pom Pom the magic clown etc. Ph 577 7393

For all your

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GARDEN and outdoor power equipment sales and service at Picton Equipment Centre 7 Devon Street Phone 573 8150 SMALL engine repairs, parts and accessories. All makes and models. Picton Equipment Centre, 7 Devon Street. Phone 573 8150

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Blenheim Auto Centre

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• Broadleaf turf spraying • Log Splitting • Wood Stacking

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Electric Blanket Checks


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

• Roller Doors • Tilt Doors

03 578 0213 or 021 786 871

Aluminium Windows and doors

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• Sectional Doors


• 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

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Ph 578 9590 SPOUTING



• Manufacturers and

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Saturday 19 Project K isMarch a meeting with 7.30pm. Holdaway on the River with constituents by Cheviot Trust l Select Committees. Pastoral Show.Hote Development prog. arrangement. In Kaikoura meeting Monday March 28 Foundation f or Youth constituents by Hawarden Agricultural & Queen. Saturday March appointment. 7.30pm. Sunday Show. March 2019 with constituents by Pastoral In Kaikoura meeting Development prog. arrangement. Monday March 28 Hawarden AgriculFriday June 17: Monday April 42019 April 1 2-14 Tuesday March Flaxbourne Agricultural Saturday March appointment. with constituents by Sunday March In29-30 Kaikoura meeting tural & Minister Colin hosts of Health the Hon Tony Ryallwith in Blenheim. & Pastoral Show. In Blenheim meeting Meeting Hon Hawarden Agriculappointment. Monday April 4 April 1 2-14 Tuesday March Flaxbourne Agricultural with constituents by Pastoral with constituents by David Carter & 29-30 Hon In Blenheim Monday March 21 tural & Show. Tuesday March & Pastoral Show. 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If you wish to join our processing team and you have a proven work record. We have limited positions available for night shift. Night Shift: 4pm to 12:30am You can apply by: • Coming into our office (9am to 4:30pm) and filling out an application form in Dublin St, Picton or • Phone and have an application form sent to you or • Txt to Linda Hook on 027 664 4802 and we will arrange for an application form to be sent. NELSON RANGER FISHING Co Ltd 43 Dublin St, Picton Phone +64 3 573-7921 FAX +64 3 573-6333


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In a short space of time Yealands Estate has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”,Yealands Estate has achieved rapid growth in the international market, exporting to over 35 countries in less than three years. To build on this success, we are looking to recruit a motivated individual to develop our global presence further.

Relief Skipper and two Crew Positions Aotearoa Seafoods Ltd, Marine Division, is seeking applicants for the above positions, to service our Mussel processing facility situated in Riverlands Estate, Blenheim. We require a suitably qualified and experienced Relief Skipper that holds a current C.L.M Ticket or equivalent. A proven history of crew leadership, vessel management, reliability and the ability to work as part of a small focused team.

BRAND MANAGER - EUROPE Working alongside our European Market Manager, distributors and in-field sales team, the Brand Manager will be responsible for developing our market presence and profitability of the Yealands Estate portfolio. Reflecting the seniority of this position, the successful applicant will have a proven track record of brand building, preferably within the wine industry. The role will be based at our Blenheim winery and an attractive package, including performance bonuses, will be negotiated with the successful applicant. More information on this role can be found on our website: Applications including CV’s should be emailed to Applications close 5pm 10 June 2011.

We also require two reliable Crew Members, with a proven work history, to be part of our great team. Previous experience preferred but not essential. • Monday to Friday (with on-call weekend work weather dependant) • 5am start • 8 to 16 hour days (wharf to wharf) • Harvesting, seeding, spat work and farm maintenance • We operate 4 vessels • Majority Pelorus Sound and limited Christchurch operations • Wet weather and protective gear supplied • Trial Period applies for all new staff • One on one training given to all new staff • Good rates of pay with review after the 12 week trial period • Food, overnight and call out allowances paid Please contact Megan Smith to arrange for an application form to be sent to you, phone: 03 578 2069 or email Applications close Friday 17th June 2011.

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NUTCRACKER: Bianca Sisson and Elle Aitken crack walnut shells at the Riverlands School Harvest and Arbor Day last Friday.

Q – John 19:20 says that the sign on the cross over Jesus head was written in three languages – there is no doubt about the Greek and Latin, but why do some Bibles say the third language was Hebrew and others say that it was Aramaic? Which is right? (CS – Wellington) A – Hebrew

Walnut cracking and food tasting were just a few of the many activities organised at Riverlands School Harvest Friday last week. The day was in celebration of Arbor Day and World Environment Day and saw students hold a number of stalls to help raise money for their edible garden. There were Afghan biscuit icing, muffins for sale, food tasting, count the walnuts in a

jar and walnut animals being sold to students and teachers. Many of the activities were co-ordinated by the school’s Today and Beyond (TAB) students. Money raised will go toward on going costs of the edible garden and for the development of a hangi area and native plantings. Edible garden facilitator Joanna Hepburn says students have shown great enthusiasm

toward the garden since it was implemented in November last year. “We have been lucky to have had the support of the Marlborough District Council in getting this garden up and running which has taught students everything from sowing and planting through to picking and healthy eating. “It has been exciting for the children to have hands on learning,” she says.

Mt. Vernon Ground Traverse The Marlborough Harrier Club is holding the Mt. Vernon Ground Traverse on Sunday 19th June 2011. There is a choice of three events:

Grand Traverse 10.00am start ($20.00 registration fee), Fun Run/Walk 10.15am start ($15.00 registration), Kids Challenge 10.30am start ($5.00 registration).

All runs start at Wither Farm Carpark at top end of Redwood Street. Spot prizes & BBQ. Everyone is welcome to participate. Registrations from 9.00am on the day.

If you have a Bible that says Aramaic instead of Hebrew, then you don’t have a Bible, but a counterfeit! We might as well get it right out in the open at the start that the New International Version is probably the culprit you are referring to as almost all English translations except the NIV read “Hebrew” in this passage instead of “Aramaic.” Abraham was a Hebrew – his descendants through Isaac and Jacob are called the Hebrews and their language is called Hebrew. Hebrew is specifically called “the Jew’s language” five times In scripture. Just as circumcision, the Sabbath and the OT law were given to the Jews by God to make them separate from all the people of the earth, so was their language. The whole point of the day of Pentecost and the miraculous gift of speaking in tongues was to show the Jews that God could work in Gentile (non-Hebrew) languages and thus had a plan for the Gentile nations – this becomes rather absurd if the Hebrews aren’t speaking Hebrew. The NIV is grossly in error on this point – in fact, this version pretty much goes through the entire NT and changes most of the references to the Hebrew language into Aramaic – the NIV even has Jesus speaking to Paul FROM HEAVEN in Aramaic! (Acts 26:14) There is no manuscript evidence for these changes as the Greek NT clearly uses the Greek word for “Hebrew” (Hebrais or Hebraisiti) in these verses –the NIV in fact translates “hebrais” as “Hebrew” in some verses and “Aramaic” in others! Why all this drama? 1) The devil is in the business of corrupting and undermining the words of God (Gen. 3:1-6) – any confusion or error works to his advantage. 2) Liberal scholarship has long since refused to accept God’s word at face value – like their “father” (John 8:44) they question and undermine scripture. Academia believes Jesus spoke Aramaic and in the NIV they found a translation willing to put forth their private interpretations even when there was no support for it in the original Greek New Testament. 3) As mentioned, this error greatly corrupts and undermines the purpose and clarity of the doctrine of speaking in tongues – interestingly enough, many who use this gift falsely today use the NIV as their primary Bible version – this is no coincidence!

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All Whites’ hit-out does more bad than good What did the All Whites gain out of their two international friendly matches against Mexico and Australia last week? Probably not a lot. The two matches, both lost 3-0, were a result of the All Whites being stuck between a rock and a hard place. They need to somehow retain the momentum gained from their astonishing efforts at last year’s World Cup but, as with any side made up of players from all over the world, coming together for one or two matches here and there can often be largely a pointless exercise. A patched-up New Zealand side, without the likes of inspirational skipper Ryan Nelsen, playmaker

Leo Bertos, imposing forward Rory Fallon and defender Tommy Smith, boarded a plane to Denver to play one of the world heavyweights, Mexico. Many others in the squad had not played a professional game of football since the trans-Tasman A-League season finished more than two months ago. They were not surprisingly given a lesson and were down 3-0 by halftime. It was the sort of lesson many expected the All Whites to be given at the World Cup but, with Nelsen at the helm and a structured and focused build-up behind them, they were able to play above themselves and defend like men possessed. Not so in Denver. From there,

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they travelled 27 hours to Adelaide to arrive just over a day before a match against Australia. They did so without the trio of Simon Elliott, Ivan Vicelich and Winston Reid, who were all injured against Mexico. Again, they were outclassed, with a virtual second X1 proving no match for the Socceroos. The disruption caused by injuries could not have been predicted, but the obstacles created by the schedule probably could have been. The All Whites were pieced together out of season and out of form. Unfortunately, the whirlwind trip has done little to consolidate their World Cup efforts.

Marlborough drivers impress in Sunbelts series By Damian George Marlborough Kart Club member Scott Madson capped a successful meet for local drivers by winning the junior class at the Sunbelts series in Nelson and Blenheim on the weekend. The 14-year-old was one of many Marlborough drivers to impress during the two-day event, with a number of second-placings also recorded. Andrew Broughton finished at number two in the Rotax Heavy class, two places ahead of fellow local driver Tayler Forbes, while Gary Cooze was second in the senior light section and Allan Clough second overall in the club class. In the new KZ2 class, Chris Cox was runner-up and won the final on day two in Blenheim on Sunday. Day one was raced in wet conditions in Nelson on Saturday. Others local drivers to feature were Brook Reeve, who finished fourth in the junior class, Cooper Forbes, who finished seventh in the Cadet class, and Dan Bugler

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Marlborough driver Gary Cooze, who finished second in the senior light class in the Sunbelts Series last weekend.

and Nat Wilson, who finished in fifth and 14th respectively in the junior class. Marlborough Kart Club captain Shaun Forbes says the results were very positive for the club. “It’s good that we actually stood out ‘cause we only had six out of

Marlborough Indoor Bowls Competition Midweek Tournament To be held at Omaka Marae on Tuesday, June 14 at 1pm. (Not at 9am as shown in official programme) Drawn teams are as follows: A.Sangster, M.Bennett, H.Neal, M.King B.Bothwell, R.Parkinson, L.Norton, V.Sangster C.Weston-Berry, E.Goodwin, T.Parkinson, P.Simpson M.Agnew, V.Henderson, G.Couper, S.Banks A.Macfarlane, O.Couper, J.Hayes, D.Day B.Schofield, E.Dellabosca, A.Pope, L.Climo D.North, K.Jones, D.Payton, T.Wooster K.Newport, M.Leslie, J.Climo, Michael Dietrich K.McKenzie, B.Hewett, T.Clark, Marie Dietrich B.Mason, B.Pope, C.Wooster, E.Percy K.Wills, S.Stein, A.Mansell, C.Stein J.Randall, C.King, A.Rouse, B.Mansell J.Horner, K.Herd, A.Beeloo K.Wratt, L.Hoole, D.Rawlings, M.Horner.

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100 racers in the competition and all of them featured in a class.” The next major event for the club is the South Island Sprint Championship in Nelson from October 20-23. A New Zealand Masters’ race will be held on October 18 and 19.

Netball volunteers wanted New World is looking for some legendary netball volunteers, and giving away $50,000 worth of prizes in total. This includes 20x $500 New World gift cards for online submissions made through the New World website, while the other $40,000 will be given away through Netball Centre nominations.

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Runner-up honours for local boys

Blenheim country music performer Matthew McNeilly (above) won Overall Runner-Up at the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards.

It has been a big weekend for Marlborough’s country music performers, with local names receiving recognition at last week’s New Zealand Country Music Awards and Gold Guitars Awards in Gore. Last Thursday Tua Marina born and bred country music artist Brendon Ham and his band ‘The Brendon Ham Band’ took runnerup honours at the NZ Country Music Awards. They were finalists in the Best Country Music Album for 2011, and closed the show with their hit single ‘Walking on Broken Glass’. For Brendon, getting to the Gore Awards was a big deal and says the band was blown away just to be considered as a finalist. “In NZ one of our biggest hurdles has been distribution, if you are not considered by a major label then it can be hard to get your album into all the main stores. “So getting to Gore and being recognised in these awards has been really great for us and will hopefully open some more doors,” he says. With the awards now behind them, The Brendon Ham Band is now setting its sights on recording new material in the near future. Following on from Thursday’s awards, the NZ Gold Guitars was held over the weekend which saw

Tua Marina born Brendon Ham of ‘The Brendon Ham Band’ took runner-up honours at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore.

Blenheim’s own Matthew McNeilly walk away with an overall runner-up placing. For the 22-year-old, the Gold Guitar Awards was his first taste of what lies ahead as he now begins to make plans for his future. “This has definitely been one of many stepping stones in the right direction, so from here on I aim to get my name out there more, more song writing and create a more professional image,” Matthew says. Being his first ever appearance at the prestigious southern Awards event, Matthew says the experience was “unreal”. “I had no expectations going to the awards but I left everything I could on stage and tried to do the best I could to represent the region. “Of course I would have loved to have been the overall winner, but I feel absolutely great where I am and couldn’t have asked for more,” Matthew says. Aside from his second placing, Matthew also walked away with three trophies after winning the traditional and male vocal sections. He also had one of his songs included in the top 10 showcase for the NZ Country Music Association last Thursday prior to the event. Marlborough singer Rebecca Staples also represented the region at the Gold Guitar Awards.

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