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Top ranking awaits Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk She is one of our region’s top sportswomen and on the international stage, Megan Craig is fast climbing towards her goal of being the world number one ranked women’s squash player. Helping her toward this dream will be a fundraising dinner held on April 24 which will feature Megan’s idol and former world squash champion Dame Susan Devoy as guest speaker. Continued Page 5.
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Drivers; please be responsible By Annabelle Latz Drivers need to be more aware of their habits behind the wheel. This message comes from Monz Johnson of Kaituna. She, her husband and son were the second car after day break to drive past the scene of the fatal car accident south of Ward last Saturday morning. They were on their way to Christchurch, and had just gone through Ward about 8.30am. “We stayed for probably ten minutes with the couple who discovered the vehicle and body, but we knew there was nothing more we could have done. The man had rung the emergency services and they were instructing him what to do, and we left when one of the colunteer fire brigade members arrived.” She said her husband had a search around to make sure there were no other injured persons or bodies. “I’ve never seen anything like that before, and I never want to see it again.” She said she was not judging the situation of that particular accident, but it reminded her of something she feels very strongly about. “I am basically trying to make a point that we see these billboards saying ‘Country people die on country roads,’ but people think it won’t happen to them”. She was very concerned of the repercussions from Saturday morning’s discovery for her 18 year-old son. “I found it bad enough to drive past and see the scene, but my son suffers badly from anxiety.” Although it was a decade ago, the day she and her two children had a near death call with a logging truck on SH6, north of Renwick, still sticks in her mind. He had not stopped at the give way and
Monz Johnson pleads for drivers to take more responsibility for their driving habits, after being one of the first on the scene at the fatal road accident near Ward last Saturday morning.
instead pulled out in front of them, while Monz was traveling at 100km/h. “It nearly caused us to be decapitated, an older or slower reacting driver could most certainly have ended up underneath the logging truck. Unless people get hurt or killed, the result is generally apathetic. I eventually got a letter of apology from the truck driver.” Monz said drivers need to think of the impact their careless driving has on other people, including professionals who attend accidents and victims. “I think the volunteer fire brigades do such fantastic work. They see horrific things doing their service for the public. I would like to see them get paid for their work.” Her family drives 80km a day during two return trips between Kaituna and Blenheim, and frequently travel to Christchurch. “We see a lot of people not sticking to their side of the road, or not driving to the SPEED limit. People have too much complacency, they are too blazay.”
Barrie Greenall, Highway Patrol, said Monz has grasped a concept that too many people do not seem to grasp. He said drivers are far too complacent far too often, with particular reference to speed and cutting corners. “Drivers don’t comprehend that on a different day with different circumstances there could be a completely different outcome for them cutting that corner. Eventually they will meet someone coming the other way doing exactly the same thing. It can just take fate.” Stop sign protocol is another point of concern for Barrie, especially the Jacksons Rd Old Renwick Rd intersection. “Drivers must look both ways, what if an oncoming car was overtaking?” Barrie wanted to remind drivers to use the Police website to report bad drivers; www. police.govt.nz. Or dial *555. “There’s a huge amount of work that goes on day in and day out for educating. We are not looking at prosecuting, we are looking at educating.”
VOTE 1 Graham Lindsay Carbon footprinting needs a push FOR COUNCIL By Robbie Parkes Since getting their funding as Marlborough’s Economic Development Agency by the Council three years ago, the Marlborough Regional Development Trust (MRDT) wants to get back on track with the region’s carbon footprint plans. The Marlborough District Council held an Environment Committee meeting on March 22 to discuss carbon footprinting in the area and what progress needs to be made.
The MRDT sent a summary of the group’s achievements to
committee members to show there was no need to form a new group to take charge. “There’s one already established,” said Trust Chairman, Graham Lindsay. “We’re just telling them about our news.” Their news included big strides in the development of Biodiesel in the region, all done on a voluntary basis by trustee members after having their funding cut. Graham said the main idea
was to let the Council know that the MRDT have continued their work in carbon footprinting and were open to working with them again. Since their funding was cut, Graham said progress in the area had been on a bit of a hiatus and that awareness does need to grow. “We haven’t seen a hell of a lot of progress.” “It’s important we get people in the community contributing.”
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DAYLIghT SAvINgS TO END New Zealand Daylight Saving will end on Sunday, 1 April 2012, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am. People may find it convenient to put their clocks back by one hour before going to bed on Saturday 31 March. As well as changing clocks, the end of daylight saving is an opportune time for people to check their household emergency plans and survival items and home smoke alarms. The period runs from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April. This year daylight saving will recommence on 30 September.
gENEROSITY OvERwhELMINg Anita McLean who lost everything in a house fire two weeks ago has been overwhelmed with the genrosity of the Marlborough public. The fire at 49 Park Terrace gutted the house, Anita had no insurance. The public have donated all sorts to help her and her three boys who weren’t in the house at the time. Her landlord Paul Roughan said the fire started in the laundry. He plans to rebuild on the site.
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The smell of coffee and freshly made food wafted through Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough last Friday as its newly refurbished café opened to the public. Boasting of a brand new design and layout, Mega Café at Mitre 10 Mega which is owned by Anne Robinson has introduced a new menu as well as a new brand of coffee, Columbus Coffee. “Our new menu still has some of the favourites our customers have come to love as well as some exciting new additions,” assures Anne. Customers will also be excited by the addition of frappes and a coffee loyalty card, while benefiting from the cafe’s free Wi-Fi. Customers flocked to to the opening taking in the new image and menu and gave plenty of positive feedback, says Anne. “We were really busy over the weekend and customers seemed to really enjoy the new look,” she says. For the next week only Mega Café at Mitre 10 Mega is offering a special coupon deal for customers, order two coffees and only pay for one. Don’t forget to collect your loyalty card, purchase five coffees and get one free. Also checkout our Columbus VIP Club loyalty programme on http://www. columbuscoffee.co.nz/vip/
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Blenheim ‘man shed’ on its way By Robbie Parkes Blenheim might be getting its very own Man Shed. It is a concept aimed at older or retired men, giving them the opportunity to get together and work on projects such as boatbuilding, woodwork and general tinkering. The idea has made its mark in Picton with the Picton Men’s Community, and is spreading fast. The Marlborough District Council has given Menz Shed Blenheim land to build on, and the group is waiting to hear back on resource consent in the next couple of days. Ailsa Carey, community education organiser
at REAP Marlborough, had a hand in setting up the Picton Men’s Community and is the chairperson of the Menz Shed Blenheim. She held a public meeting to measure the need for a shed in Blenheim and the support was there. “Because word of the success of the Picton Men’s Community Shed has spread I ascertained whether there was a need to build one in Blenheim.” A committee was set up and they have been working for over a year on sourcing land and a building, a search that has now come to an end. A TotalSpan 6 Bay shed will be built at the Bright Centre at Dillons Point Rd once
resource consent is given. The Picton Men’s Community Shed is in its fourth year now and really came about after inspiration from Australian counterparts. “A few years ago I read an article about men’s sheds and liked the concept” About the same time she was asked to find someone to renovate an old clinker whaler. “This project fitted exactly what a men’s shed could offer so from that idea we established a shed in Picton.” “Then its popularity spread.” She said Havelock is also in the process of getting their own shed and she has received expressions of interest from Seddon and Rai Valley.
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By Annabelle Latz The empty hairdressing salon on High St should be filled again soon. Number 62 High St, formerly used by hairdresser Arthur Devine, has been empty since December when he moved out. Last Friday it was officially up for lease again, with a sign in the window. “It’s a matter of finding a trustArthur devine worthy and reliable tenant,” said william Yates landlord William Yates. William had been battling an pay his five-year lease, which ongoing dispute with the former tenant, ends in 2016, is not permitted since Arthur was wrongly evicted on to occupy the building anymore. the High St premises owned by william Yates. August 5, for not paying rent on time. “There is no chance of him his lease renewed. Arthur’s former lawyer (Hardy-Jones coming back into that building. “It’s been really frustrating that the Clark) wrongly told William that a rent His ability to do this, as a result of nonthing has been stretched out for so long, payment had not been made, when in fact payment, has ended.” it had been made on the last day. Arthur has only made one rent pay- and so many silly games have been Arthur received payment from Hardy- ment since his High Court hearing in played. And the late payment error made by ArJones Clark for the mistake, renewed his November. lease, delayed re-entry due to dissatisfac“I’m not going to say how much he thur’s lawyers complicated everything. “Hardy-Jones Clark was negligent, and tion with the interior state of the building, owes, but it’s in the five figures. I will they have taken no responsibility with me then moved out altogether in December. look at the appropriate remedy.” “He wasted a lot of people’s time.” William wanted to end Arthur’s lease for their mistake.” William is relieved he can now move on William wants to make it clear that agreement last August for historical non Arthur, who still has legal obligation to payments, but Arthur managed to have and fill the commercial building again.
Guidelines outlined Clearer guidelines should be outlined today on how Local Governments act within their region. Council CEO Andrew Besley will be attending this briefing on the local government reform proposals in Christchurch on Friday. The Government’s reform plan will require councils to provide “good quality local infrastructure, public services and regulatory functions at the least possible cost to households and businesses.” The meeting was postponed from last Friday due to Nick Smith’s recent resignation.
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Blenheim’s new Pak ‘n Save is expected to begin construction in after Easter Foodstuffs South Island general manager of property and retail development Roger Davidson says. The supermarket is in its final planning stage . The supermarket will be built
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ASB wAitS Longer for BuiLding work compLetion ASB Banks temporary closure of their Market Street premises has been extended. The reopening date is now Thursday April 6 just before Easter. ASB Bank’s temporary premises is still located at 41 Queen Street (previously Alyssums) next to Red Hot Fashions.
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Top ranking awaits Dame Susan Devoy to speak at fundraiser From Page 1. Born and raised in Blenheim, Megan grew up in a family well versed in the sport. “I can remember my brother and I hitting a ball around in the kitchen while mum cringed watching us,” she laughs. At the age of 11 Megan began playing squash competitively and it was then that she decided she wanted to be the world champion.
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Renwick woman Pai Perano shaved her head on Wednesday, raising money for Shave for a Cure. Pictured with her is Rebecca Hill, manager of Figaros Café making a donation.
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Mikayla Auty, Jorja Tautari, Connor Auty and Ella Shott had a great week buildling a rocket in an afterschool project on Taylor Crescent.
Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Back yard clean up projects was just one aspect of the great work on Taylor Crescent during the past week. As part of the CPTED project that featured in Wednesday’s Sun, an after school project took place, with children from the neighbourhood meeting everyday after school to build a rocket. Yesterday they were able to admire all their hard work, and took turns being towed around Horton Park in it. Mikayla Auty, 6, had quite an artistic flare. “Painting was my favourite bit.”
Her brother Connor, 8, liked putting the rocket together on the go-kart frame. “We added cardboard and some wood. We also used sellotape so it all stayed there.” Jorja Tautari, 8, said the week was great because they had something to do after school. “We got entertained and stuff, we didn’t have to stay at home and watch TV.” Ella Shott, 9, said it was great fun to play with. “It’s an awesome day to ride in it.” Ross Banbury from Oasis Family Church worked with the children for the week.
He said it was great to see such great involvement, and seeing individual skills shine through. “It’s quite a life skills thing, learning about stacking wood safely, using equipment, and measuring. They learned to focus.” Tracy Cresswell from Elim Church said the highlight was seeing the children admire the finished rocket. “It’s about the kids connecting together. They live so close to each other but often don’t know each other. It’s the same for the adults.” In Wednesday’s issue of The Sun, Taylor Crescent resident Janice Neal’s name was misspelt as Janice McNeal. Apologies for this mistake.
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Dear Ed, Re: More Salmon Farms – Blenheim Sun, 21 March NZ King Salmon sustainably provides top quality, healthy products to New Zealand and global markets. The reason Crail Bay farm was closed after we acquired it was because it didn’t meet the strict environmental standards NZ King Salmon has set for salmon farming. In addition, the current water conditions at Crail Bay are not optimum for growing significant numbers of fish. Staff numbers in the overall company are constant and many staff members affected by the Crail Bay closure have been deployed elsewhere in the company.
We intend to revisit the space and may re-establish the farm using our standard models if our environmental standards can be achieved. However, at the moment we believe this would take some time. We live in an agrarian economy. If our plans are approved, we will be able to generate 120 news jobs bringing in an extra $7 million in wages alone to Marlborough not to mention the other downstream benefits for businesses in our region. We urge people to have their say in support of our application. To find out more please go to www. epa.govt.nz. Grant Rosewarne CEO, NZ King Salmon
Record history accurately Dear Ed, I wholeheartedly agree with Graeme Brooks about history being recorded correct. In the 150 year book on Marlborough Mr Leo McKendry did a remarkable job of research on Transport operators in the province with the help of his team. I supplied information about J A Robinson Ltd plus photos for the book, and names of the drivers in said photo. I received a proof reading of article stating drivers as said to Mr McKendry and printed correctly.
However between then and printing one trivers name was changed from John to Tex. Someone in their wisdom with more knowledge than us changed it. So it goes down in history, Tex drove Joe’s Leyland. At that time Tex was working for R.W.Gille & Sons of where he stayed for about 35 years. This note will not change history now but when someone with the ability of Mr McKendry and his team print some thing don’t change it without first checking. John Simmons
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Dear Ed, I was astounded at Tania Wilson’s complaint about her child’s burnt finger when at the Chantilly Cafe. She was aware the hot tap was there so why did she not supervise her child when she went for a second drink? Was the one and a half year old going to drink it while standing there or toddle back, sloshing water everywhere, creating a hazard for other customers? She was directed to the kitchen for cold water treatment, which the
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Thanks to the caring staff at Chantilly Cafe Dear Ed, After reading the Chantilly story in this week’s Sun I would like to write in support of the friendly and caring staff at the Chantilly Cafe. My elderly mother-in-law Joyce has visited Chantilly twice weekly for many many years and has always received the best of service. In fact she has become firm friends with the lovely owners and staff. They always stop for a chat with Joyce. It makes her day. Recently Joyce has had to rely on a wheelchair to get about and our family now take her to Chantilly. We are so impressed with the friendly service, not just to us but to all customers. Well done Chantilly. Your food is great too! Sincerely, Sarah and Joyce
Thanks to good Samaritans Dear Ed, My family and I would like to express our sincere and deep gratitude to the good Samaritans who extended their assistance to my son, Ian Tang. Last Wednesday, 14th March, at about 4.10pm, Ian was thrown off his bike while cycling along Maxwell Road. He had crashed into a stationary Ian Tang station wagon parked at the side of the street near Wairau Hospital. A lady attended to Ian immediately after the crash before one of MBC’s teacher, Mr. G R Erikson happened to pass by. He then took Ian to the emergency service at Wairau Hospital. At the hospital, Ian had stitches put in for the deep laceration below his nostril, his wounds dressed and x-rays taken of his neck. Through God’s help, he has recovered well. We would never forget the compassion and generosity shown by these Samaritans, and the hospital staff in making sure that Ian got the best possible medical attention. The concern and assistance that we received from a lot of people, most of them strangers to us, are proof that people have so much love in their hearts to share. For all your help and generosity, thank you so much. May god reward you all back with good health, peace and countless blessings all of you so truly deserve. Ms Janet, Mui Kiang, JIN
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By Annabelle Latz sensation of Ben Breeze now knows theused to think grass between his toes, andhilarious. that sausage rolls were just in Blenheim a The four year-old arrived and sister, after year ago with his mum, dad Tokyo was left their home city 60km from on March 12, in ruins after the earthquake 2011. Kent were born His parents Katrina and Kent’s work had in the South Island, but Ben was born taken them to Japan, although Japan shortly to in Singapore and moved afterwards. was born His 14 month-old sister Isabella in Japan. Lorraine They joined their grandmother and Kent’s Milmine here in Blenheim, is Japamother who lives in Christchurch nese. on apartment an had family The Breeze building at Tothe top floor of a 16-storey Narita, where in Airport kyo’s International business, the Kent was involved in the hotel day their lives changed. nap, Katrina Ben was having an afternoonKent had just and was playing with Isabella, coffee. come upstairs for an afternoon there to be an “It was never unusual for to them, most Ben Breeze 4 years and earthquake, we just got usedblink they are his family. Dad Kent, mum Japanese people don’t even Katrina and sister Isabella so common,” said Kent. 14 months old. CONTINUED PAGE 3.
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As a fairly regular user of the hospital shuttle bus which runs between Blenheim and Nelson, I was shocked to read that it is to cease at the end of this month. What a short sighted decision that is which, in the long term will cost central government more than at present. From discussions with other people on the trips I have made, all appreciated the comfort and ease with not having to drive over that hilly route. Appointments at Nelson Hospital have all been made to fit into the bus timetable and the fare is half the cost of taking one’s own car. Except for exceptional circumstances, people who have opted to use their own vehicle should only be reimbursed the equivalent bus fare ($30 Return) instead of mileage allowance which in my case is more than double that amount. Is this yet another example of bean counters not counting their beans? Sooner than lose the service altogether, would a three day a week service be a satisfactory solution - Say Monday, Wednesday and Friday? I am all for retaining that service. W H Cox.
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Jamming with Joe Satriani By Annabelle Latz It was literally a dream come true for this young guitar fanatic. Mitch Alderlieste heard a guitar playing competition on Radio Hauraki last Wednesday, giving away tickets for the G3 (Joe Satriani) concert in Wellington last weekend. Mitch, a huge Satriani fan and a very good guitar player, rang up immediately, to play a Joe Satriani song on his guitar. “I played Surfing with the Alien, a real Joe Satriani classic.” In Wellington there was another guitar playing competition for backstage passes. “I just thought, well I’ve got to give it a go, try my hardest.” It was irrelevant that he was up against people in their late twenties with more than two year’s guitar experience under their belt like Mitch. “I got a call later that day to say congratulations you’ve won the backstage passes. I was just wrapped!” The concert was amazing, but to sit
in the same room as Satriani and his band was surreal. “We were just sitting casually, having a chat about guitars and things. The time went so quickly.” Mitch also plays drums, and has been brought up listening to his dad’s classic rock collection. “I thought I’d give guitar a go. Listening to musicians like Joe is so inspiring. I’ve always been amazed at what he can do and what he creates.” Mitch practices for about three hours a day. “It’s not like a chore, I just want to get better all the time.” His message to other young musicians is to just practice. “It gets you places.” Mitch wants to be a sound engineer when he finishes school, or perhaps work in radio. And of course he wants to keep playing guitar, hopefully with Joe. “Next time I’m aiming to get on stage with Joe Satriani, I’ll send him a few video demos in the meantime.”
Mitch Alderlieste met guitar legend Joe Satriani last week in Wellington. The Marlborough Boys’ College student won a guitar playing competition on the radio.
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Swimming safe with Koru Koru the Kiwi came to Whitney Street School on Wednesday to promote swimming safety as part of the State Kiwi Swim Safe Programme. The programme aims to develop primary school student’s ability, knowledge and skills when it comes to water safety. Brenda Goulter, Schools Swim Safe Advisor for Nelson and Marlborough has been to twenty-two schools with Koru already, teaching kids the basics. “Basics from blowing bubbles, to paddling, to kicking.”
The programme focuses on teaching kids in the classroom, at the pool and on the beach, while also helping teachers to relay those lessons. “It’s free too, which is good.” Charlie Wilson and Mac Brown from Lisa Lissaman’s new entrant class both liked seeing Koru the Kiwi as part of the Kiwi Swim Safe Programme. Both boys have ticks and stickers from the learning to swim programme and Charlie said he has really enjoyed it.“We’ve been learning to swim.”
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- weekend event guide FrIdAy 30th 2012 Circus Aotearoa Bringing you New Zealand’s very own thoroughly modern circus in a beautiful classic Big Top. Tickets: $13 for children, $18 Adults, 3 year olds and younger free. Cash only. Contact: 021481519 or www.circusaotearoa.co.nz tempo Concert Today’s emerging musicians performing onstage at the Wesley Centre, 7pm. Theme Animation Creation. returned and Services Association medal presentation, Clubs of Marlborough, 3pm An Exhibition of Paintings The Marlborough Hospice invites you to an exhibition of paintings by Marlborough Artist – Mike Ponder and Wellington Artist – Richard Ponder. 14th March until 7Th April 2012. Open Monday to Friday-10am to 5pm. Saturday10am to 4pm. At 14 Market Street, Blenheim (next to the Criterion Hotel). All paintings, prints and book are for sale. Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm, Prue: 578 8888 tango Lessons Improvers 7pm, Basics 8.30pm, Nurses Hall, Blenheim. Monica: 572 2667 or tangoaires. webs.com. tunes for tots Preschool music sessions, morning tea. 9.30am and 10.30am. Nativity Church Hall. $2 Family. 578 3909. Playcentre Annual Art Exhibition 17 Eltham Road from 4pm-6pm. Exhibiting art work from our 0-5 year olds. Lennys on Main Irish Pub and Café – Music by Charley Wilson from After Dark
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Circus Aotearoa Bringing you New Zealand’s very own thoroughly modern circus in a beautiful classic Big Top. Tickets: $13 for children, $18 Adults, 3 year olds and younger free. Cash only. Contact: 021481519 or www.circusaotearoa.co.nz
Kathmandu Adventure Series is definitely for you! It incorporates mountain biking, kayaking, trail running and simple navigation on a secret course. All you need is a pair of trainers, a mountain bike, kayak and a sense of adventure! $190 for a team of two.
Carol Shortis World Music Song Workshops Saturday 31 March, 10am-4pm at St Christopher’s Church Hall in Weld St Redwoodtown, Open to everyone who is interested in singing music from around the world. Inexperienced to experienced singers. Please bring a pot luck lunch to share. Comprehensive exploration of songs from cultures as diverse as Africa and Eastern Europe – All accessibly taught ‘by ear’. On Sunday afternoon from 2pm-4pm (St Christopher’s Church Hall), more playful, easy songs will be explored. Cost for the weekend is $55 for both workshops, or $10 for Sunday Only. Local Contacts: Viv – 5778486 or Pam – 5780094.
Quilt Class The Dog Box, Picton. Quilted Window Wall hanging $30 plus kit. 10am till 4pm, Bookings call 573 5412.
Earth hour, turn off your lights tonight, 8.30pm till 9.30pm. Picton School Easter Fair 10am, cake stall raffles, chocolate wheel, Easter Bunny, King Kong bouncy castle.
Orchid Society Wesley Centre1.30pm. Call Rosie 578 3490. Celtic Craft Market 10am-3pm 72 Main Road, Havelock, Marlborough Sounds (Lennys on Main Irish Pub and Café) Kaikoura Schoolyard Market 9am till 1pm, Kaikoura Primary School, in the hall if wet. Boot Sale 8am – 2pm Blenheim Railway Station car park on Grove Rd.
Marlborough harriers Scratch races at the Taylor Dam cross-country course at 2:00 pm. There are various distances for grades. A race briefing will be held at 1:45 pm. Scratch races give the club handicappers a good idea of where to position runners for the up-coming handicapped races. Volunteers are needed for course-set up. Don’t forget to bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. Club members to wear club colours if possible.
redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts.
Public healing Service The order of St Luke the Physician is holding a seminar and public healing service, ‘Your Inheritance is Wholeness an Overview of God’s Plan for His People and all Creation.’. Will be held at Wesley Methodist Centre, Henry Street, with Frank and Gwen Rigg. For information on times contact Kevin Gwynne - 5776507 or Alan Cummins – 5794377
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Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!
taste Marlborough Saturday Market 9am-1pm in The Forum – Ethnic food, local produce, arts, crafts and jewellery. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4616.
World Music Community Singing. Taster Session. All welcome – Non singers to experienced. Fun, united community singing for all. Sunday 1st April, 2-4pm, St. Christopher’s Church Hall, Weld Street, Blenheim. $10PP, $5 Child/Student (Under 5 Free), $20 Family. Door Sales Available but bookings encouraged; Pam Nicholls – Ph (03) 5780094 or Viv Evans (03) 5778486.
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5 minutes with: Donna tupouto’a hair By Kardos
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What is your favourite food? Authentic Chinese with a good bottle of wine.
What makes you smile? Seeing my kids first thing in the morning.
What’s your pet hate? Bad service in retail.
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Who would you invite to dinner? Mrs Brown, Graham Norton and Paul Henry. Your favoured holiday destination? Anywhere with a pool and a cocktail bar. What’s your favourite music? Adele, Gin Wigmore but I like most things.
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What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I cycle 20kms at 5.30 most mornings. What’s next on your wish list? A second salon. A saying you like to live by? It wasn’t me!
Bereaved families urged to help A road safety charitable trust is seeking people affected by a road crash to get in contact and help pass on road safety messages to communities. The charity Brake is particularly looking for people who have been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash and who would be willing to share their story and help others to
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The 370m2 home presents a handsome face with the generous use of cedar and schist anchoring it to the land with views over vines to the neighbouring hills. Orientated to the north and with multiple outdoor terraces and courtyards to capitalise on the temperate climate, the well-proportioned home boasts soaring ceilings, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a
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English boxed setting surprises Story and photo by Stephanie Choate Tall cedar hedges and rose-lined brick walls separate the gardens at Upton Oaks, like rooms in a rambling country house. Each doorway in the hedges reveals an alluring surprise—a wild and natural olive grove, an inviting tiled pool, espaliered trees bursting with apples. Sue and Dave Monahan have developed the gardens around their renovated 1911 villa over decades, creating a mix of formal and informal designs. “It’s natural for me to want to make a nice environment around my home,” Sue said. “I’ve just done what I liked.” Upton Oaks is a popular spot for tour groups, garden enthusiasts, and couples planning a wedding, and has been featured in several gardening books. The formal knot garden, styled in a 17th century design, is perhaps the centerpiece of the 1.5-acre property. Neatly trimmed English box hedges twist in a latticed geometric pattern on a tidy clipped lawn. Bright flowers fill the bays, a different color in each section. Structure is everywhere at Upton Oaks, in a mix of formal and informal elements.
“Structure is backbone of your garden, it holds the garden together,” she said. Sue uses trees, seating, and plants of different heights and textures throughout the garden. Pedosporum trimmed into simple balls are dotted amongst looser flowers, anchor the flowerbeds and creating weight and contrast. The hedges and topiary look beautiful year round, Sue said, whether surrounded by bright blooms in the summer or sparkling with frost in the winter. When the Monahans bought the property nearly 25 years ago, the house was surrounded by an overgrown sheep paddock. “I had a blank canvas to work with, which was great,” Sue said. Sue put hours of careful thought into planning the gardens, and has developed them gradually. “It’s a matter of trial and error and getting out there and getting your hands dirty,” she said. Sue loves meeting other gardening enthusiasts, seeing them enjoy what she has done, and comparing tips. “You don’t stop learning, and every year is a new season,” she said.
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Transport Operators When you’re in a business where you require the transportation of heavy, delicate or specialist items, it’s important to find the right transport operator. Fortunately Marlborough has a wide range of specialist transport companies, each with their own unique service to offer....
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Healthy food tips for truckies On long hauls truck driver often don’t have easy access to ovens and fridges to cook and store healthy food, so often they will grab what they can in between stops. This is where greasy foods, fast food chains and sugary drinks become a ‘convenience’ and although they may appear to fill the gap they will be adding unwanted extra weight to a driver’s abdomen and creating all sorts of health problems.
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Pumpkin perfection By Annabelle Latz Gordy McCallum said it has not been the best season for growing pumpkins. While he holds his most recent prodigy weighing 75.7kg. “Twelve years ago I grew one that weighed 132kg!” But considering the lack of sunshine this summer, Gordy was happy with this year’s effort. His giant pumpkin caused much reaction from passers by at the Flaxbourne A&P Show earlier this month. It was his first year at Flaxbourne A&P, and he thoroughly enjoyed the day. “There were quite a few people who asked if it was
real.” He’s lived in three different houses on Litchfield St, so perhaps it’s something in the soil. “The seeds for this pumpkin were from a 420kg pumpkin in Kaitaia, where the world record stood until it was recently beaten by a man in Canada.” Gordy said he’ll keep growing pumpkins, because he likes to do something a bit different. “Growing pumpkins is a bit of fun. I enjoy doing things that other people don’t do.” He said it’s hard to know how a pumpkin has formed on the inside, and guessed this one must have thick
walls. “It’s quite small, but very heavy.” Gordy likes roast pumpkin the best, and when he does eat this one, he’ll put some seeds aside to grow some more. “We live on a back section here, so no one ever has a clue what’s going on!” 25 years ago Gordy designed a fly trap, that is now sold all over the world. It was the prize at Flaxbourne Show for guessing the weight of the pumpkin, with the two prize winners guessing within 700 grams of the actual weight.
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Gordy McCallum caused a few heads to turn when he had his giant pumpkin displayed at Flaxbourne A&P Show earlier this month, although he has grown bigger.
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Story and photo by Annabelle Latz Flaxbourne A&P Show earlier this month was a highlight of the year for Mike Gardiner. He had his goods from Mike’s Mowers and Chainsaws featuring at the trade stands, which he said was a huge success. “The whole was it was done and run was absolutely brilliant, it’s run by locals for the locals. It’s not overly promoted, but it is a well supported day.” Mike said from his perspective it was a much better day in terms of trade stands, than the Marlborough A&P Show. “At Marlborough A&P we had a few people come along to have a look at gear, but nothing like Mike from Mike’s Mowers said he always makes the trip to Ward to Flaxbourne.” be part of the trade stands at Flaxbourne A&P Show, which are excelScott McDermid from Blenheim lent, and far better than what Marlborough A&P Show has to offer. Toyota agreed that Flaxbourne A&P was a great day for rural trade. “It’s a very trade orientated show, it’s one we have always gone to.” T he Ma rlborough SHANE HARRIS A&P Association used REGISTERED FITEC & GROWSAFE Marlborough 4 Fun to TRAINER & ASSESSOR ! organise the Show last NEW LTF300 ACCREDITED EPA [ERMA] TEST CERTIFIER year for the first time. • King Quad Between 4000 and BLENHEIM COURSE DATES: • 4WD 5000 people attended Introductory Growsafe/Approved Handler Courses • Limited offer the two day event early 24th April & 30th May • 3 ONLY last November, which Growsafe/ Approved Handler Recertification was a 5% increase on 20th April & 31st May the previous year. only $9,500 Trade stalls were also GST included Chainsaw Course units 6916 & 6917 - 2nd April up on the previous year. Tree Felling Course units 17763 & 17766 - 3rd April Katrina Lange from Marlborough 4 Fun said ATV [All Terrain Vehicle] Safety Course - 4th April the aim for this year was to keep increasing the 66 Grove Road Blenheim For details contact: variety of the trade stalls Ph: 03 578 1213 Ph:03 544 4062 0274 574 775 offered at the Show. Mob: 021 709 500 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Continued Page 18. email@example.com
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Carol Shortis brings song to Blenheim Due to the high level of interest, there will be a larger Carol Shortis World Music Song Workshop held tomorrow from 10am to 4pm at St Christopher’s Church Hall in Redwoodtown. Then on Sunday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm more playful, easy songs will be explored. This is open to everyone who is
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A shift in focus for local A&P shows From Page 15. “We want to make sure all stalls all have a good day.” Excellent entertainment was orgainsed, including well known kiwi band The Warratahs for the Saturday. But an unfortunate bout of cold weather on the Friday minimised crowd numbers for entertainment that evening, although weather cleared up well on the Saturday when the Warratahs played. But it still meant a financial strain for the Show organisers. Continued Page 18. Marlborough A&P President Sam Rutherford said the feedback from trades people and crowds last year was positive.
He said there has not been the agriculture focus for the 10 years that he has been involved in the Show, and described it as a more metropolitan event. “I’ve never seen tractors there. But this year I would like to bring back a bigger agricultural focus. This is our aim, but there is just so much horticulture on the Wairau Plane now.” He said the best way to attract more agriculture to the Show is by word of mouth. “It’s a matter of getting out there and talking to people. You can advertise until your heart is content but it all starts
with communicating positive news with your friends. ” Mike Johnston, of Tyreland, said he had a great day at Flaxbourne A&P Show. “It was well operated, well run. He said it is a different type of show from Marlborough A&P. “It was all cockies at Flaxbourne, and there’s not nearly as many at Marlborough.” He agreed it would be a good idea to see more agricultural trade on display at Marlborough A&P. “There has been a move away form what the A&P show is about, which is farming.”
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Beach Volleyballer vying for Olympics Story and photo by Robbie Parkes Going to the London Olympics may well become a reality for Micha Lindsay-Brown, who has just returned from the Oceania beach volleyball qualifiers with a bronze at Mount Maunganui. Micha, along with teammate Julia Tilley have now reached the third stage of the Olympic qualifying rounds in Shanghai, China. After their first stage of Oceania qualifiers win in Samoa back in 2011, their top three finish at Mount Maunganui was a must for reaching the third phase. “It’s not one-hundred percent guaranteed but we’re part way.
We know it’s a really small chance.” The duo work with another pair as part of the qualifiers and if one did not make it, neither would the other. “We had to do well and so did they. We had to be the top two teams in New Zealand to represent the country.” She said each stage gets harder, especially when the second phase introduced teams who rank in the top ten in the world and already have Olympic spots. After seven weeks away, the Blenheim personal trainer has returned back to her job, and back to some intense training too. “We’re the only team going for
Brawl in the hall Story and photo by Robbie Parkes Pro wrestling may not be the biggest competitive sport in New Zealand, but the ring is definitely on its way to the main stage. ‘Lethal’ Lazza Stevens of Southern Championship Wrestling said the sport is growing, and with the likes of Saturday’s Brawl in the Hall in Blenheim coming up, it can only get bigger. “Even though it’s limited tickets, it’s high demand.” “It’s definitely expanding.” “We’re the only active wrestling promoters in the South Island.” The SCW has only recently begun the process of officiating themselves as a legitimate group, by getting 15 members to sign a constitution. “Once we had that we had to submit it to SPARC.” “It’s basically the same as any sports club.” SPARC has given them the green light and potential sponsorship, along with AGM’s and the like looks to be on the horizon. The group has been around since 2009, but recent growth has only really allowed the club to expand. SCW originally began with a pro wrestler from Wellington coming to Blenheim and training an interested person from Marlborough Boys. By 2009 the training had become public and SCW performed its first show. Lazza turned to the sport professionally the same year, but only after a lifelong obsession. He wrestles, but also trains the group juniors, aged 14 to 16, who sometimes get to perform in their shows. Defending champ, Lazza, said there is a particular rival he has his eyes on and has demanded a match for Saturday’s show. “He’s hungry for it and wants it, and I’ve made the call to management.” The SCW belt itself is American-made, a trophy made by the same people who make the wrestling belts around the world.
it who is not professional. The hard thing is when we have to train after work, not whenever we can.” She said it is a challenge because of work, especially when she has to miss the upcoming Asia tour before going to Shanghai to focus on her job. “Doing personal training here is a pretty massive commitment.” “The focus is to train as much as I can.” Micha said that even if they don’t make it to the Olympics, they have made a big step for women’s beach volleyball in New Zealand. “We are at the forefront, which Beach volleyballer Micha Lindsay-Brown is one step closer to the Olympics, is really cool.” heading to the final qualifying phase in Shanghai, Chna, in June.
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League game this Saturday in Renwick Wairau Taniwha is playing its first game in Marlborough this Saturday, March 31. At Renwick Sports Ground, 2.30pm, Marlborough’s rugby league team is playing the
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at participating outlets only, while stocks last. Offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. Free Underlay offer valid until 31/3/2012.** Finance offer of no deposit, ilable on purchases over $500, subject to credit and lending criteria and credit limits. Fees apply. Interest at the prevailing rate will be applied at the expiry of the six (6) month for full details.
*Terms and Conditions: Free Underlay offer applies to SmartStrand® carpets only and includes standard underlay. Offer excludes uplift, smoothedge, door bars, furniture moving, fl oor preparation and stairs. These can be organised and costed for you. Offer is available at participating outlets only, while stocks last. Offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. Free Underlay offer valid until 31/3/2012.** Finance offer of no deposit, no interest or repayment for six (6) months is available on purchases over $500, subject to credit and lending criteria and credit limits. Fees apply. Interest at the prevailing rate will be applied at the expiry of the six (6) month promotional period. See www.carpetcourt.co.nz for full details.