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Open forum Denis Sheard says all queries will be heard during the upcoming council review.

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Blenheim parents Jason and Angela Clark with big sister Nina (2), admire their new triplet arrivals Ben, Jack and Stella. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.

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By Celeste Lodewyk Last month, Marlborough welcomed the arrival of its third set of triplets born within the last 16 years. Blenheim parents Jason and Angela Clark, along with big sister Nina (2), told The Sun they are thrilled with their new arrivals, Ben, Jack and Stella, who were born on April 8 in Nelson Hospital via caesarean section.

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she had been joking with friends that it might have been triplets. “At six weeks I went to put on my favourite pair of jeans but couldn’t do up the button which at the time I thought was unusual. “We were still a little stunned at first when we saw triplets on the ultrasound but that was soon replaced with excitement,” she says. Continued Page 2.

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Two original songs, three guitars, a drum kit and a catchy band name could see Marlborough bands find fame at the Smokefreerockquest regional event in Nelson on May 21. Organisers say this year’s Smokefreerockquest will see entrants experience real-life rock stardom. Last year, Blenheim band Remastered, as well as Picton teenager Jordan Skipper, made it to the regional finals, with Jordan placing second and Remastered placing third. Last year entries exceeded 800 for the first time ever, but that record may not be toppled by the close-off day of May 17, as Christchurch bands are being given an extended deadline to allow for the effects of the earthquake on schools and students. Last year’s winners, Te Awamutu band The Good Fun, have recorded their first single, Naughty Little Sin, filmed their first music video and had over 120,000 hits on YouTube. Blenheim band ‘Remastered’ who took part in last year’s Guitarist Leroy Clampitt encourages other Smokefreerockquest. From left: Josh Logan, Jono Nott, bands to give Smokefreerockquest a go. Tom Knowles and Fred Wiseman. “We discovered a love of writing songs by on May 21, with 28 events continuing across the entering Smokefreerockquest, it’s definitely something you should do, don’t think twice about country until early August. The top regional bands go on to the national final, it,” he says. The first Smokefreerockquest regional events for to be held this year in the new 5000-seat Claudethe year are in Northland, Nelson and Whanganui lands Arena in Hamilton on September 17.

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Peters takes on Highlanders role By Damian George The Highlanders Super Rugby franchise has enlisted the help of Marlborough businessman and former NZRU director Mark Peters to help upturn its financial position. Peters, who served on the NZRU board from 2002-2010, was approached by NZRU chairman Mike Eagle to join the Highlanders board as a director at the start of the current season. The co-owner of local business Peters Doig Chartered Accountants says he had no hesitation in accepting the offer. “I’ve always had a soft spot for the Highlanders, so I was quite happy to try and help them out as best I can to get some strength back in their financial and administerial position.” Peters, cha ir man of the Marlborough Rugby Union from 1995-2001, says the Highlanders’ struggles on the field in the Southern Hemisphere competi-

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tion in recent years had also seen it take a hit off the field. “They have had some poor financial results, and the NZRU have funded those losses,” he says. “Part of the problem was there had been a lot of crossovers with the Otago Rugby Union in terms of who was doing what. “Now there’s a distinct line of

management. It’s more streamlined, the whole governance and management process.” He says he has already been working on some ideas to turn the franchise’s fortunes around, including putting some accurate financial reporting systems and capital raising initiatives in place. The ability of the Highlanders team to produce results on the field, as they have started to do in 2011, would also have a positive effect on the franchise, he says. “It’s not the be-all and end-all, but it helps. “But we can’t just rely on gate takings; we’ve got to get everything else right too.” Peters was in Dunedin last weekend for a Highlanders board meeting, and will continue to travel south monthly throughout the season. He says he will review his position with the NZRU board at the end of the year.

Nothing off limits, says commissioner By Damian George A fraud case totalling millions of dollars for ratepayers could come before an independent review of council tendering processes beginning next week, Marlborough District councillor Jamie Arbuckle says. The review, to be carried out by Auckland lawyer Denis Sheard, has been scheduled for May 12 and 13 following allegations of corruption by Cr Arbuckle recently. Eleven people, including three councillors, have already approached the independent commissioner in relation to the review, with Cr Arbuckle among them. Cr Arbuckle told The Sun on Monday the case is already set to be investigated by police, though he was not able to discuss its details. Mr Sheard says he is also unable to comment on any information

relating to the investigation, due to confidentiality protocol. However, he told The Sun on Monday “no information will be ignored” during the review and matters outside of the tendering Denis Sheard issue could be investigated if raised. “I have no control over what people may want to tell me in the course of the review,” he says. “It seems clear that some of the people who want to talk to me may want to discuss matters outside of the brief. “The nature of the ‘out of scope’ information received will dictate what, if anything, I do with it.” Mr Sheard’s brief, or “terms of

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By Celeste Lodewyk Local mother and president of the Renwick Plunket committee Jennifer Potts receives a great big cuddle from three-year-old son David (right) as she puts together prizes for this Sunday’s Mothers’ Day brunch fundraiser. The committee has teamed up with the Clubs of Marlborough to put on the brunch to help raise funds to go towards getting their own Plunket rooms in Renwick. From June 2, Plunket clinics will be held fortnightly in Renwick and although their current space at the Renwick Anglican Church is much appreciated, Jennifer says they want to set up a permanent space of their own. In addition, because Marlborough Plunket’s annual appeal was cancelled this year, committee members began brainstorming other innovative ideas to help raise funds. The brunch idea came about after members suggested combining the fundraiser with a day which celebrates women in our community – Mothers’ Day. “We thought it would be a nice way for people to receive something in return for supporting Plunket, plus it gives

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Seminars to assist public Picton residents Margaret McHugh and Katie McNabb are to sponsor a series of seminars this week to assist Picton residents in making submissions on this year’s draft annual plan. Submissions on the proposals in the Marlborough District Council’s plan, which came out last week, opened on April 7 and close on May 12. Margaret has extensive political experience, having served as a Queenstown district councillor, deputy Mayor and Planning of Queenstown chairperson. While Katie was the national rivers officer for Jet Boating NZ for more than five years, specialising in resource and navigation issues. “It’s not about what we think, or about orchestrating responses on particular issues,” she says. “We will just be assisting people to

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Power price rise overdue, Genesis says By Damian George nificant change, it has been almost Genesis Energy says an average 14 three years since Marlborough’s percent increase in household power had a price change so we’re having prices for Marlborough residents to sort of pick up some signinficant from next month is not as significant cost changes over that time,” Mr as it may seem. Gordon says. The electricity provider announced “At the end of the day, we do try the price rise recently, which will and maintain and provide fair and see Marlborough’s reasonable prices approximately 900 to our customers. residential and 100 “Even with this “Even with this business customers price change, we’re pay more on power price change, still cheaper than bills from June 19. we’re still cheaper some of the other Businesses will face retailers in the rean increase of be- than some of the gion.” tween four and nine Gordon says other retailers in anMrincrease percent. in cusGenesis Energy the region.” tomer numbers has public affairs manalso contributed to ager Richard Gordon the price rise, with says the increase represents the first 1000 people in Marlborough now time the region’s rates have gone up using Genesis compared with just since September 2008. 150 in 2008. “Although it’s a relatively sig“We have historically had a very

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Keyboard club celebrates By Damian George For nearly thirty years, the Marlborough Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club have been meeting to share musical knowledge and recreate sounds from a wide range of musical genres. The club celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, and is taking the opportunity to call on any other budding keyboardists to join the club for their twice-a-month jam sessions. “We have beginners right up to experienced players,”

club president Anne Hadfield says. “We welcome anyone at any level - we’re really a social group; not a serious group.” Anne says the club, which consists of about 30 members, play music from “right across the board”, including country, pop, musical and classical. She says the club was formed to “promote better understanding of keyboards and organs”. In the early 2000s, people began to sell their organs and

replace them with keyboards because they were portable and easier to play, she says. “We do have a little discussion on technical things occasionally but it’s about coming and having fun.” Among the enthusiasts is visually impaired woman Barbara Church, who lost the ability to read music eight years ago. “I just discovered I could play by ear. “I come along for the fun and friendship and the teacher [Anne] is great,” she says.

[left to right]: Anne Hadfield (President), Renee Stephens, Eileen Bennett, Beryl Basher, Bob Armitage, Eppie Richardson, Jennifer Wells, Marian Ewens and Anne Adams are among 30 members of the Marlborough Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club.

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The Sun survey is an interesting idea but because of its content, is almost guaranteed to produce a negative result. My reasoning is simple. We all know the cost of the new theatre but how many know the cost of the upgrade of the old theatre? A figure of $1 million plus was mentioned about two years ago and that the seating capacity would be reduced to about 350. How many of your readers will remember that? In my opinion unless the public have up to date costs and consequences of both options, any survey is at best misleading, at worst, capable of sinking the project. Leo McKendry

MDC Formal Review Dear Ed, The wording and criteria for the “Formal Review of Council Tendering and Corruption Claims” seems very restricted. The words in the notice are, I assume, put together by staff members? The words say “anecdotal comment will not constitute evidence.” I know of one contractor, now deceased, who gave up putting in a tender because he considered the process “corrupt” not in the way of bribery necessarily, but certainly in favouritism. This review is a great chance for the MDC to clear the air over rumours that have been around for quite a few years. MDC should be looking at the matter in total, as one letter writer I read put it, that is governance, processes and culture. Don Coyote

# Do we want it? The Sun Civic Theatre Readers’ Poll The Sun received letters from two of our readers suggesting we carry out a readers’ poll to determine public opinion regarding the proposed building of a new civic theatre in Blenheim. The Sun has decided this is an excellent idea as, gauging from our readers’ response to date, the proposal appears to be strongly dividing the region, and some readers have even called for a referendum. The Sun readers’ poll is the next best thing - here is your chance to have your say. 110504

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Blenheim dentist Dr Clare Poulter (BDS) has always enjoyed science, so much so that she has made a career of it. Originally from Timaru, Clare moved to Marlborough three months ago to join the team at Beattie Gilchrist and Associates at Lister Court. “Whilst studying health science at university, it was then that I decided I wanted to become a dentist,” she says. Delivering outstanding dental care to patients, Clare’s bubbly and friendly nature creates a relaxed and trusting atmosphere. “I really enjoy the contact with people and strive to put people at ease, I can honestly say I love my work,” she says.

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Commenting on their new team member, staff at Beattie Gilchrist and Associates at Lister Court say Clare’s down to earth attitude is appreciated by her patients. “She is kind, outgoing and patient – attributes which really put her patients at ease, she is a lovely addition to the team.” Clare is looking forward to meeting new patients and welcomes any inquiries. “I look forward to meeting you,” she says.


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Beauty therapy takes more than skill, it takes passion and enthusiasm to really love your work, says Blenheim business woman Jessica Westley-Darryl. Jessica owns and operates her beauty therapy business, “Jessica’s Mobile Beauty Service” which first began in September last year. After completing her certificate in beauty services, Jessica decided the best way to provide a relaxed and enjoyable experience was to visit clients in their own home. “This means if a client is feeling a little off, or has young children at home and finds it difficult to get out, I can bring my services to them. “This has been really successful for me,


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Growing up in a traditional winemaking region of Bulgaria, Diana Katardzhieva is now employed as laboratory manager and winemaker at the Whitehaven Wine Company. Her degree in winemaking and 15 years experience in Bulgaria’s wine industry – and a Kiwi partner - led her to New Zealand. “The industries are so different, and my English was limited, but I was very comfortable bringing my skills to Whitehaven as it’s a family company which values its people,” says Diana. Her role as laboratory manager is to support the winemaking process and for that Diana uses the precision, analytical thinking and attention to detail learned through her first career in the world of medicine. “Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir were un-

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Di Saul

“Working in the hair dressing industry is an enjoyment. Every day is different and it’s the relationships with my clients which drives me”, says Edge Hair stylish Di Saul. Born and raised in Marlborough, Di’s passion for styling began at an early age and has seen her working in salons for more than 17-years. Di spent 11-years working in Redwoodtown alongside long time friend and Edge Hair owner Sandi Somerville. After having a family Di returned to styling and has rented a chair at Edge Hair for sixyears. The salon is set in Sandi’s Blenheim home and offers clients a relaxed and serene environment in a beautiful and private setting. “A client’s time is theirs to put their feet up

and unwind. I like to take my time and not rush my clients so they feel comfortable and leave happy,” she says. Edge Hair prides itself on its high standard of service, creative hair styling and the use of quality products. Located at 33b Adams Lane in Blenheim, Di is welcoming new clients. “I am available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and can offer some late night appointments and weekends for special occasions,” she says.

Wednesday May 4, 2011

Profiling Marlborough Business Women

Amber Murray

Winter can sometimes feel a little dreary and many people find themselves stuck indoors hibernating from the cold winter chill. There is no way of brightening up the weather but you can certainly brighten up you’re home. Amber Murray, a sole parent who owns her own business, House Proud Painting Services, enjoys transforming tired homes into something that any home owner can be proud of. “A lot of people ask me how I manage as a solo mother and while work in this trade. It can be challenging sometimes, you have to be super organized but I love the job, it keeps me fit and I meet such fantastic people. “I have had been shown great support from local businesses over the years including the

wonderful team from Guthrie Bowron, Simone Hill, Cinnamon House Design and Peter Ray Homes which are great quality homes that I am proud to be painting,” she says. It hasn’t been easy for businesses coping with the recession, but Amber believes that things are improving. “There is no place like home and I pride myself on paying attention to detail, offering a smart professional painting service,” she says.

Phone Amber on: (03) 577 7201 or 027 439 0514

Edge Hair • 33b Adams Lane Blenheim Phone: 578 5770 or text 0272 123 805 Lindsay

Erena Oliver

Sarah Abelson

“No question is too silly.” This is what Sarah Abelson stands by. If it takes time to ask it, the question is important to you. Sarah started with programming in 1982 and her background is impressive: over 12 years in the New Zealand Army dealing with communications, building and installing networks and

training staff. She also did one year with mobile networking for the New Zealand Police, and five years as the Network Manager at Marlborough Girls’ College. Abelson Computer Services encompasses one-on-one training in your home on your computer; also offering virus removal and on-site


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BodyTalk is a simple yet powerful way to communicate directly with our bodies, finding out what really lies at the core of our physical or emotional symptoms. Combining modern science with traditional healing methods, BodyTalk gently encourages our systems to reveal what needs to be addressed. Noticeable changes can be made without having to relive the past or make huge efforts, simply by asking the body what is going on right now. By activating the innate healing

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Erena Oliver - Natural Health Facilitator - Renwick Phone: 572 7553 • 021 459 525 Email:

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Reach your goals! One of the specialties of Kustom Fitness is designing specific training programmes to help athletes reach their individual goals. Owner-operators Gavin and Brayden say, whether you are simply looking to lose weight and keep fit or you are a serious athlete striving to reach goals, Kustom Fitness can help you get there. “Our main objective is getting people goal-orientated. People know where they want to be but they get stuck in a rut and that’s where we can help them out.” Brayden says the key to reaching your goals is not over-training, something many athletes do because

they believe it is helping them. “Over-training is common. The result is you end up with too much muscle breakdown and you end up weaker,” Gavin explains. Instead, Kustom Fitness focuses on getting as much as you can out of one training session a week, with the rest of the week dedicated to recovery. Client David Stubbs can testify to the success of this philosophy. He has recently been selected for the New Zealand wake boarding team to compete in the World Championships in Italy in July. “I always went to the gym but I just didn’t really have that many goals

and I wasn’t really seeing many results. He says he would have never made the New Zealand team had it not been for Kustom Fitness. “It’s helped my riding out a lot and just helped me with being smarter with my training, with more of an emphasis on recovery.” David’s program was a 32-Week Sports Program, with exercises relevant to his sport. It featured three different intensity phases so he peaked at his given goals. David’s programme was designed once again around the principle of not over-training, and delivered the desired results.

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Above: David Stubbs in action.

Gavin 027 469 5740, Brayden 027 379 0000 Address: 17 De Castro Drive, Blenheim Email:


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A mixed bag of offences Tuesday, April 26

Thursday, April 28

Saturday, April 30

At 9am, a 43-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching the liquor ban. At 12.50pm, a 32-year-old male sickness beneficiary was arrested for stealing from New World. At 4.15pm, a 39-year-old male security worker was arrested for possession of cannabis and and an offensive weapon, namely a knife, following a domestic incident.

At 9.15am, a 34-year-old woman was arrested for driving while forbidden. At 1.50pm, a 48-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, both unemployed, were arrested for drunken behaviour at Thursday’s horse races. The woman was charged with offensive behaviour, and the man was charged with disorderly behaviour. At 3.15pm, a 24-year-old unemployed man was arrested for possession of cannabis and cannabissmoking equipment. At 11pm, a 16-year-old female student was arrested for breaching her bail curfew. An hour later, a 23-year-old male forklift driver was arrested for failing to appear in court.

At 12.55am, an 18-year-old unemployed man was arrested for intentional damage after he allegedly damaged two windows at his mother’s address. At 12.10pm, a 43-year-old male postal worker was arrested and charged with stealing property from Mitre 10 Mega. At 5.30pm, a 21-year-old male tourist and a 20-year-old female cellar hand were arrested for consuming cannabis. At 7.10pm, a 33-year-old unemployed man was arrested for stealing more than $90 worth of petrol from Caltex Tauranga in January. At 11.50pm, a 37-year-old female retail assistant was arrested for breaching the liquor ban. At the same time, an 18-year-old male student was arrested for breaching his bail conditions.

Wednesday, April 27 At 12.30pm, a 30-year-old male welder was arrested on a warrant for his arrest for breaching his community service. At 2.05pm, a 21-year-old male student was arrested for driving while disqualified. At 3.30pm, a 20-year-old man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions. At 6.20pm, a 47-year-old male builder was arrested on two warrants for failing to appear in court. At 8.25pm, an 18-year-old male student was arrested for shoplifting and offensive language after he allegedly stole a $92 bottle of champagne from Blenheim New World. At about 10pm, a 50-year-old male driver was stopped on Hutcheson Street and subsequently tested positive for drink driving. An hour later, a 39-year-old male painter was arrested on a fines warrant.

You can run, but you can’t hide Fate of Century 21 premises unknown The fate of the Century 21 Real Estate prem ises i n Blenheim’s Queen Street and in Havelock will not be known until next week following t he a n nou ncement that the agency has merged with Bayleys Marlborough. Century 21 Blenheim director Dick Nardella said the agencies plan to meet and discuss this issue next week. “We hope to have more news next week about the offices, but until then I don’t know what will be happening,” he says. Dick, along with codirectors Mike Ryan and Kris Gibson and t h ei r st a f f move d i nto t he Bayleys Marlborough office at Seymour Street on Monday.

Friday, April 29 At 3.15am, a 60-year-old man was arrested for urinating in public on Kinross Street. At 9.50am, a 49-year-old male cleaner was arrested for stealing money from charity jars at his workplace. At 1.10pm, a 28-year-old unemployed woman was arrested on a warrant for her arrest. At 10.50pm, a 20-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested on a fines warrant. At 11.55pm, a 59-year-old male sickness beneficiary was arrested for assault.

Sunday, May 1

At 1.50am, a 37-year-old male sickness beneficiary was arrested for trespassing and breaching his bail conditions after returning to a Picton address he had been warned by police to keep away from. At 2.30am, a 20-year-old male barman was arrested for stealing an Avanti bicycle from High Street, Blenheim. At 4am, a 20-year-old male forklift driver was arrested for breaching the liquor ban, possession of 13 grams cannabis, and breaching his bail conditions when he consumed alcohol. At 10pm, a 17-year-old male beneficiary was arrested for allegedly stealing tobacco A 17-year-old male student has been charged with from an 18-year-old stealing a bike from a garage on Howick Road on man on Park Terrace Friday morning. on April 29. Police say they found the man riding the bike on Howick Road near Alabama Road at 3.40am, after receiving a call from the owner of the house. The offender was held in custody and was due to appear in court on Friday morning.

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PARKER: Kristal and Shane are very excited to announce the arrival of their second child, a baby boy, Leo Tobias Parker, born (6lb 14oz) on April 17th 2011, at 3.08am at Wairau Hospital. A baby brother for Eclipse. Big thanks to our midwife Ruth for all her support, Dr Fentiman and also all the wonderful staff at Ward One. Parker family doing great! Photo provided.

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ORCHARD: Alex & Allister are delighted to welcome Angus Harry in to our family on the 21st April. (8lb 13oz). A wee brother for Sophie and Ollie. Special thanks again to our midwife Gwen Costello & the very nice & helpful staff on Ward One. Photo provided.

JOSEPHS: Grant and Jaimee are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Hadley Thomas (8lb 4oz) on 19 April 2011 at 2.48pm. A brother for William and Erin. Special thanks to Gwen, Emily and the wonderful staff at Ward One. Photo provided.

CLARK: Jason, Angela and big sister Nina are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their precious triplets, Jack (4lb 8oz), Stella (5lb) and Ben (4lb 10oz) at Nelson Hospital on 8th April 2011. Special thanks to Gwen Costello and the theatre and SCBU teams at Nelson Hospital. All well. Photo provided.

GRIFFITHS: Leigh-Ann and Murray are proud to announce the safe arrival of their third baby, Alexander Peter (7lb 13oz) on April 28 2011, at 3:30pm at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Isaac and Lily. Special thanks to Gerry and Helen Crampton and all the staff at Ward One. Both well. BILSBOROUGH: Molina and Glynn are proud to announce the early arrival of their first baby boy, Fox Feleki (7lb 15oz) born on April 21 2011, at 5:27pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to to all the lovely ladies at Ward One, our midwife Cathy Middleton and the theatre team. Both well.

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Coles/McKeown: Andrew and Ilona McKeown are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Harley David born on 1st April 2011, weight 7lb 120z at Proserpine Hospital, Queensland. Photo provided.

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EFENDI: Osman and Esen are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second baby, Lara (3.350kg) on April 28 2011, at 2:22pm at Wairau Hospital. A sister for Rayan. A big thankyou to midwife Ruth and Helen Crampton, the theatre team and all the wonderful staff at Ward One. Both well.

GATCHELL: Kim and Richard are pleased to announce the safe but early arrival of Ty l e r J a m e s Gatchell on the 17/4/2011 weighing 8lb 11oz. Big thanks to Shona, Robin, Derryn, Tina, Aunty Beryl and all the staff in ward 1 for their awsome support and encouragement. Mum and bub both doing well. Photo provided.

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out & about

Wednesday May 4, 2011

Happy fifth birthday Isabella Celebrating on April 30 at home with a ‘Once Upon a Birthday’ themed party.

 Batmen, Bede Elkington and Leo Marfell arrive at Isabella’s fifth birthday.

 Emerson Payne (5yrs) , Olivia Wilson (6yrs) with Prince Johnny (Johnny Joseph, from Once Upon a Birthday).

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Round One - 2011 Fairweathers Flat Track Series held last Sunday

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(811) and Daniel ead of Sam Millson  Dylan Hall sits ah Matthews (901).

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community 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

BRIDEN, Barry Harker: On 30 April 2011, peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village Blenheim. Aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late June, much loved father and father-in-law of Anne, and Grant and Toni and loving grandad of Scott, and Jack. Messages to 28 Lancing Rd, Sandringham, Auckland. A service for Barry will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts, Blenheim, at 2.30 pm Thursday 5 May followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

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

Coming to Picton Senior Chef (over 65’s) A Free 6 week course, cooking easy nutritious meals, enjoy the results over lunch together. Starts 11th May limited places To register phone Age Concern 579 3457

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.

Peoples Market Alabama Road Sunday 9am. We invite car boot sellers, crafts, bric-a-brac, garage sale stuff. childrens stalls and food stalls. All welcome. Sites $5.00.

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.

SPACE A programme for parents and babies under 1. Meets @ Picton Playcentre, 5 Waitohi Pl. 9.30-12. Fridays (during schoolterm) info: Deb 578 8876; Caroline 027 355 2481

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

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 A/H GP Services: Wairau Hospital, after 6pm. (excl Redwoodtown Doctors patients see below) Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. Redwoodtown Doctors: 9am-noon Sat. Redwoodtown Doctors' patients requiring A/H consultations ph 578 0470. After Hours Chemist: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 578 2271. Diabetes NZ Marlborough: 577 5549, Tues,Wed,Thurs 9am-3pm. Lifeline Marlborough: 577 8668, 24hr helpline. Marlb Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, Wairau Hospital 520 9999 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 577 7651, Harvey 578 8125 Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Ross 578 5896. Alzheimers Society Marlb:

577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-4pm / Tue, Thurs 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 10am-8pm. At the discretion of the Ward Charge Nurse. Marlb 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: Weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 5737927 Sat 9-1. Seddon Health Clinic Mon 10am-1; Wed 3pm-7; Fri 10am-1. After hours: Marlborough GP Services: Reception: 520 6377. Office: 520 9980. For an appointment phone 578 1665 or Plunket Rms 575 7194 during clinic hours.

death notices LEWIS, Lester Carson: Passed away peacefully at Redwood Retirement Village Blenheim on 24 April 2011. Dearly loved husband of Norma, loved father and father-in-law of Paul (Perth), Sandy Shaw and Wayne Aldridge, loved grandad of Jeffrey, Andrew, and Samantha Lewis, Brendan & Tracy, Phillip, and Mark Shaw, loved great grandad of Aiden and Kyla Shaw, loved brother and brother-in-law, uncle and dear friend of Neil and Pauline Boniface and Daniel Aldridge. Messages to 5 Puketea Place, Blenheim, 7201. Special thanks to Wendy and staff at Redwood Retirement Village for their wonderful care and the Stroke Foundation for their support. At Lester’s request a private family service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

CRAWFORD, Brian Dickson: Passed away, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital Blenheim on 27 April 2011. Aged 78 years. Loving husband of Jennifer, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Bryan and Christine (Auckland), very special grandad of Holly and Grady, loved brother and brother-in-law of the late William Richard (Bill) and Pat (Hastings), loved uncle of Evan, Donna, Andrew, Alistair and families (Hastings), loved brother-in-law of the late Dorothy, much loved uncle of Anne and Neil Connelly and family (Dunedin), loved brother-in-law of the late Boyer, and Sylvia (Roxburgh) and loved uncle of Fiona, Vivienne, Ross, Jan and Leslie. Messages to 2/28A Brewer St, Blenheim, 7201. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to P O Box 411 Blenheim 7240. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719 BESLEY, Joan: Reg. No. 2087910 WWII, WAAF Royal Air Force: Passed away, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital, on 26 April 2011. Aged 87 years. Loved wife of the late Dixon, loved mother and motherin-law of Mike and Kathy, Peter and Dawn and Andrew and Mary, loved grandmother of Charlotte, Georgina, and Teresa; and Amanda and Shelley and loved auntie of John and Gill Vaughan. Messages to 245 Redwood St, Blenheim. A private service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719 BIRD, Merle Daphne: Passed away peacefully on 26 April 2011 at Bethsaida Rest Home(formerly of Bryant Place Picton) . In her 98th year.Beloved wife of Les (deceased), loving and devoted mother of Judith and Margaret (deceased). Highly respected mother-in-law of Gordon (deceased), Graham and Terry. Loved grandmother of Stuart, Robert, Andrew and Craig, great grandmother of Mitchell, Liam, Taylor and Maelle. You will be sadly missed by us all. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719 ELLIOTT, Dave: On April 26 2011 at Wairau Hospital. Aged 50 years. Best friend and much loved husband of Jacqui, loving father and father-in-law of Zane and Karen, Troy, Alecia and Chris, loved grandad of J R and Bump, adored son of Judy and the late Allan and brother of Graeme, Vance, and Clifford. “Treasured and missed forever”. Messages to 57 Elizabeth St, Blenheim, 7201. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719 HANSEN, Dawn Cleone: Passed away on 26 April 2011 at Wairau Hospital. In her 82nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack, loved mother and mother-in-law of Grant and Carolyn (Wakefield), Neil (Hamilton), Laraine and Bruce (Spring Creek) and Keith and Maria (Christchurch), loved Nana of Jolene, Ryan and Codie; Kiley, Stacey and the late Bodie; Kalani and Oriana and loved great nana of Anika and Ayla-Jade. Loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Theo, and Chris Morton; the late Brian, and Maureen Burney (Christchurch); the late Jan, and Ed Cateley (Blenheim); the late Avon and John Mason, the late Robert and Olive Hansen; Estelle and Dave Mason (Blenheim), the late Tom and Alma Hansen; and Roger and Val Hansen (Featherston). Messages to 6C Purser Crescent, Blenheim, 7201. By Russell McQuarters By Russell McQuarters GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

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Wednesday May 4, 2011

health & beauty

health & beauty

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EAR HEALTH Removal of Ear Wax using microscope & suction. Ph for an appointment 5788310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St.

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

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O LD W H ALI N G and early NZ/Maori items wanted. Private registered collector. Phone Phill on 577 5402 or A/H 578 8551

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Blenheim Branch Womens P.A.C.I.F.C.A Inc Meeting When: 10th May Time: 7pm Where: Level 4 Cavalier House Cnr Alfred & Market Streets Guest Speakers: Sana Daunauda & Heather Oehlrich Topic: Initiating a pacific community programme Pacific Island & Maori Health Development Managers with the Marlborough Primary Health Organisation.

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QUALIFIED CARPENTER available now. Reasonable rates No jobs to small Eddie 021 107 9284 or 577 8911

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Open Fire Season Under Section 22 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977, the Restricted Fire Season in the Marlborough South area will be lifted and replaced with an Open Fire Season in all areas south of the Wairau River including the diversion except for the special fire zones detailed in the schedule below. This notice is effective from 8.00 am on Wednesday 20 April 2011. The Open Fire Season means that fire permits are not required for all Fires in Open Air. However this does not diminish the responsibility or potential liability for those who light fires. This means that you can still be held liable for the costs to extinguish a fire if you were responsible for lighting a fire that escapes or endangers neighbouring properties. The Restricted Fire Season will remain in force in the special Rural Fire Zones detailed in the schedule below: Zone 1 – Upper Wairau Valley Zone 2 – Wairau Valley Zone 4 – Wither Hills/Taylor Pass Zone 11 – Benhopai To apply for a fire permit in the special fire zones in the schedule above please phone Customer Services at the Marlborough District Council Ph: 520 7400. You are reminded you are not to burn plastics, car tyres, treated wood, food scraps, any oil based products, hazardous substances, aerosol cans, wet or green vegetation. Fire is not a permitted activity in an Industrial Zone, the owner of the property will require resource consent before applying for a fire permit to burn in an Industrial Zone. For more information and to view the current fire status for Marlborough North and Marlborough South fire zones, visit


Wednesday May 4, 2011

As many as 1 in 5 adults can’t read this.

At Literacy Marlborough adults can learn to improve their reading, writing, spelling or maths.

VOLUNTEER TUTOR VACANCIES Nau Mai Haere Mai We currently have opportunities for volunteers to become part of our dedicated and enthusiastic team. You will work with people who have energy and passion, providing a professional service to members of the community. The work is challenging, deeply fulfilling and offers opportunities to gain greater understanding of adult literacy and education. You will be provided with training to obtain the Literacy Aotearoa Certificate of Adult Literacy Tutoring (NZQA Local Course Approval). The next tutor training course starts on 28th May. Our standards are high but the rewards are great. If you believe you are ready to take on the demands of being a volunteer tutor in adult literacy please phone 03-577-9080 or 022-033-7132. Email: Kaua e whakamā – waea mai. Don’t be shy – give us a try.

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INTERIOR Plasterers. Available now. Phone Gerry 022 103 6394 3 BEDROOM home to rent in Springlands. Just been painted inside and new carpet. Garage with carport. Nice section and very sunny. Would suit family. Bond required. $330 p/ w ph 021 360 008 R E C E N T LY r e d e c o rated 3 bedroom home in rual suburb Seddon, only 15min from Blenheim. This well insulated home is on 1000sqm fully fenced section with several powered out buildings. With separate kitchen and dining area from the spacious living room. This makes a great family home. $280pw. 57 57 664


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environment where you will spend part of your shift sorting parcels to other CourierPost destinations and some of your shift operating a size: 16forklift. x10 It(3 columns) would suit an individual format: looking for partMONO time hours with some flexibility to work on if required. position If yourun are adate motivated and energetic individual with an accurate eye for detail who can be reliedSituations on to get theVacant job done with little 30/04 supervision role for you. Vacant 29/04then this may be a Situations The hours will be: 04/05 Situations Vacant Monday and Thursday 3.30pm to 6.30pm; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 3.45pm to 6.15pm. In return we offer a competitive hourly rate of $14.21, along with the opportunity to become part of an awesome team. Applications close on the 8th of May 2011.

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory drug test and security check.

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Wednesday May 4, 2011

situation vacant

public notice


We require a technician on sub contract basis to cover Blenheim and associated areas for installations and maintenance of SKY TV. 7am - 1.30pm / 4 on - 4 off The person we are looking for will need the revisions: client following: 1 2 3 4 5 We are seeking an experienced • Good communication skills $0 $0 $25 $50 $75 careworker to join our dedicated team. • Tidy paperwork • A reliable tidy vehicle and tools Further details contact: • Satellite field strength meter PLEASE NOTE:etc that we have prepared • Some experience with TVs, VCRs this advertisement proof based on our Jenny Dempsey Full training will be given understanding of the instructions received. In approving the advertisement, it is the Please apply in writing to client’s responsibility Paul Donaldson, Managerto check the accuracy of both the advertisement and the mediasituation and Aerial Specialists P O BOx 2379 position nominated. Stoke, Nelson

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Marlborough Girls’ College 50th Reunion 2013 A meeting will be held on MONDAY 9TH MAY at 7.30PM in the Marlborough Girls’ College staffroom for all ‘Old Girls’ interested in helping to organise this significant reunion. situation wanted

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able 30years experience. Reasonable INTERIOR Plasterers. situation wanted rates. Alterations, Available now. Phoneyour contact: Vanita additions or just the Gerry 022 103 6394 GIB STOPPER pdd job around the INTERIOR Plasterers. G o o d f i n i s h house. Pensions Available now. Phone reasonable rates. discount. Phone Gerry 022 103 6394 Phone 0220257408 Greg 022 025 7408 or 578 1782 or 5781782 cancellation fee of $50.

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PROBATION OFFICER BLENHEIM Probation Officers play a vital role in making communities safer. By effectively managing sentences and orders such as community work, home detention and parole, Probation Officers aim to minimise risk of further harm.


As a Probation Officer you’ll work closely with offenders to make sure they’re meeting the conditions of their sentence or order. You’ll assess people and their situations to manage risk, set and maintain boundaries and motivate offenders to make positive changes.

Kimi Hauora Wairau, Marlborough Primary Health Organisation invites applications and/or nominations from people living in Marlborough to apply for the position of Iwi representative on the PHO Board of Trustees.

You’ll be someone who relates to people from all different backgrounds and cultures - you’ll need resilience, commonsense and maturity.

There are three Iwi representatives on the board who along with three provider trustees, three community trustees and an independent chair make up the trust board.


If you’re a solid communicator, computer literate, and have strong written skills, becoming a Probation Officer could be an excellent career choice for you. You’ll have the chance to connect with people, build strong relationships and do something which really makes a difference and improves public safety. As an employer, the Department of Corrections offers personal and professional development, clear career progression and job security. Vacancy Number CPSSR 1262 Applications close Friday, 13 May 2011 To find out more about this position, or to apply, visit our website or call 0800 177 622 quoting the vacancy number. The Department of Corrections role is to manage offenders and make sure they meet the terms of their sentence. You’ll find we’re a highly supportive team that works together to keep our communities safe. To discover where a career in Corrections can take you visit our website.

Applicants and nominees need to have relevant strong community networks and a strong interest in the health and wellbeing of the people of Marlborough. The primary role of the Board of Trustees is to provide governance for the organization including leadership, monitoring performance and setting the organisation’s strategic direction. Further information is available by phoning Joseph Puketapu, Chairperson, (027) 275 5880. All applications and nominations will be forwarded to the Nelson Marlborough Iwi Health Board who will make the appointment decision. Applications and nominations should be marked confidential and addressed to:

Are you The closing date is Friday, 20 May 2011.a Nomination forms can be true obtained from Marlborough PHO Offices, Level 4 Cavalier House, Cnr Market and Alfred Streets, Blenheim or by phone 03 5206200. local? The Chairman of the Board, Kimi Hauora Wairau Marlborough PHO, PO Box 1091, BLENHEIM 7240

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Do you have a Bible question for Jeff? Email us your question at or post it to us. Full confidentiality is assured at all times. Q – Would you please explain what the Bible says regarding “human nature”, the stuff we are born with? (DH – Blenheim) A – Sure, as long as you don’t mind looking into the cesspool. Human nature is not very pretty. Of course it wasn’t always like this. In Genesis the Lord records the creation of Adam and Eve. Gen. 1:26 says that God created man in his own image and likeness – thus a sinless God created sinless man. Adam was put into the Garden of Eden and warned not to eat from a particular tree – if he did, he would surely die. Adam failed the test and on that day part of him “died” – as sin and rebellion entered his soul, Adam lost his holiness and became separated from God in a spiritual sense. Gaining a conscience (the knowledge of good and evil) was a poor trade off in this deal. What Adam lost affected not just himself, but all his descendants. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Rom. 5:12) When Adam and Eve had children, they were no longer made in God’s image, but in Adam’s image and likeness according to Gen. 5:3 – they were born sinners! This aspect of spiritual deadness in our nature that we inherit from our parents is what we call our “human nature.” Although this term never appears in scripture, the word “nature” in this sense does. Other terms that describe this concept are “the flesh” and “the old man.” These refer to that natural bent that even small children have toward sin – no one teaches children to do wrong – they come by it naturally because it is in their nature. Their natural tendency toward selfishness, pride and sin must be curbed if they are to become productive citizens – without gaining the nature of Christ, they have no hope of salvation from hell! We are “by nature the children of wrath.” (Eph. 2:3) Thus children have a sin nature since conception (Psa. 51:5) and speak lies from the womb (Psa. 58:3). At salvation, we are given the righteousness of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to gain the victory over the flesh. Believers become “partakers of the divine nature” (II Peter 1:4) and have the God-given power to do right if they want. After salvation, we have the choice to yield to the old nature or to the new nature (Eph. 4:17-24) – we are rewarded for faithfully doing the right thing and face the chastening hand of God if we do not. Jesus was a man, but did not inherit a sinful human nature because of one important doctrine – the virgin birth. Mary provided the human body and the Holy Spirit provided the sinless nature and thus the God- man was unique from all others. See Heb. 2:16.

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Round one of the 2011 Fairweathers Flat Track series got under way on Sunday at North Bank with an impressive field of around 150 riders. All competing for points in a variety of classes, several Marlborough riders have featured at the top of the points tables, something organiser Brad Millar is pleased about. “I think this year’s series has been particularly successful with its amount of competitors and great crowd support, and we are all really happy with how well the first round went,” he says. Entries were received as far as Ashburton and Reefton and are aged from as young as four-years. The next round will be held on May 29 at the Dillon’s Property (Avon Valley)Waihopai Valley.

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Indoor Bowls schedule Marlborough Indoor Bowls Association: TOWN versus COUNTRY. (Neal Rose Bowl Trophy) Omaka Marae, Sat, May 7th, 10am. Teams: K.Newport, K.McKenzie, J.Ham, L.Hoole; P.Brown, M,Brown, E.Goodwin, B.Porteous; C.WestonBerry, K.Herd, B.Stretch, P.Stretch; J.Randall, K.Wills, J.Adams, A.Rouse; A.Mansell, E.Lammas, B.Mansell; J.Horner, J.Henson, T.Wooster, C.Wooster; K.Parkes, L.Norton, S.Gosling, C.Parkes; T.Fenemor, P.Parkes, T.Oberdries, P.Oberdries; M.Agnew, D.North, S.Hitchcock, P.Hanley, R.Nyberg, J.Crawford, G.Rush, J.Draper; O.Couper, G.Couper, C.King, J.Clime or M.King; Clubs of Marlborough. Controllers--Pastimes. Playing Umpires.



race and is also leading on points in the MX1 and MX2 classes, while brother Bradley Wadsworth is second in the MX2 class and Blenheim rider Andrew Rudd is third in the MX1 class. • In the National 125 class Paul Pudney placed third, while Steve Lange leads the Enduro class from Chris Matthews and Aaron Boon. • Local girl Yvette Hagen is leading the Ladies class followed by Stacey Cleaver in third. • Steve Lange tops the table again in the 35-44 Vets while Moston Wadsworth leads in the 45+ Vets followed by Bryan Wells in second. • In the younger groups, Jack Dalton placed second in the 8-11-years class, and Mitchell Parnwell was placed third in the 12-16-years (85cc) class. • Isaac Godsiff produced a second placing in the 12-14-years (125cc) while Adrian Tennant reached third.

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• Evan Wadsworth made a close second finish in the round’s feature

Pigeon racing results - George Peart; 5th - James; 6th - Joan Webb. The first three birds were separated by only one second. Next week’s race will be flown from Kaiapoi.

Results from the latest round of the Blenheim Pigeon Club’s young bird season, flown from Cheviot on April 30. 1st - Carl Kirkwood; 2nd - Sindy Kirkwood; 3rd - Morrins Hollow; 4th

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The New Zealand Breakers’ triumph in the ANBL finals series decider against Cairns on Saturday capped off arguably the best performance by a New Zealand side in an Australian sporting competition. The fact no Kiwi side had cracked an Australian competition before the weekend just highlights how difficult these tournaments are for sports teams from this side of the Tasman. It is no secret the Aussies hate to see New Zealand sides do well in, let alone dominate, their premier competitions. During the New Zealand Warriors run to the NRL grand final in 2002, some die-hard fans held banners almost in protest at a New Zealand side featuring in their rugby league showpiece. Last year, Warriors coach Ivan Cleary labelled it a joke when winger Manu Vatuvei was left out of the 2010 Team of the Year at the Dally M Awards. This year, despite a record of 22 wins from 28 matches, the Breakers were snubbed at the end-of-season awards dinner, shortly after they were slammed for not attending the event scheduled only a couple of days out from their semi-final clash with Perth. The minor premiers picked up just one award with guard Kevin Braswell being named the league’s best sixth man. New Zealand teams have traditionally never feared well in trans-Tasman competitions. The Warriors have come close a few times, but never won, the NRL, our New Zealand soccer franchise has not made the final, and our netball teams have struggled in their trans-Tasman battles so far. The Breakers, like all New Zealand teams, had it all in front of them this year, not least the demand of travelling for nearly every second match. When all is said and done, the Breakers will happily take their title victory ahead of any individual awards. This one can’t be denied.

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JP leaving his mark By Damian George When Gavin Kerr steps down from the role of educating Justices of the Peace (or JPs) in New Zealand, he will do so having left a substantial mark on the standard of training they now receive. The former Horowhenua College principal, who moved to Blenheim in 1998, has no immediate plans to relinquish the role, but says he will make way as soon as someone else puts their hand up. “I’ve really enjoyed the training side but there comes a time when it’s best to move on,” he says. “When someone else steps up, I’ll go.” During his ten years in the role, Gavin was able to play a major part in changing the level of professionalism now associated with the state-appointed officers. After 25 years of endeavour, Gavin, in partnership with the then associate minister of justice Clayton Cosgrove, implemented the Justices of the Peace Amendment Act in 2007. Among other things, the bill, pushed through Parliament within 18 months of Gavin being elected Gavin Kerr has been training Justices of the Peace for the last ten years. president of the Royal Federation, “That was one of the things that was The ‘system of best practice’ - a demanded JPS be trained before very important to me. stringent appointment process - was being appointed. “You wouldn’t employ a plumber also introduced in the Act, as well as “When I joined in 1985, there was no legal requirement for a JP to be who hadn’t passed his certificate, so on-going training and the status of JP why should we have people out in the retired (JP retd). trained. “I was very lucky that I had a minister There was training available, but you community working as state-appointed weren’t legally obliged to undertake officers of the law whose training was with whom I hit it off and was prepared inadequate?” to go the whole distance with it.” it,” he says.

By Damian George Marlborough touch referees Brody O’Leary and Ben Smith have begun a concerted fundraising effort to send them to Scotland for the Touch World Cup in June. The pair, ranked seventh and ninth in the country respectively at under-15 and under-17 level, were selected in April among the 16 New Zealand referees to officiate at the global tournament. Brody, 20, and Ben, 18, have since been focusing their attention on obtaining the $6900 they each need to fund the trip to the UK. “We’re doing quite well. We’re looking on track but we’ve sill got another four grand to make up,” Brody says. A fundraising dinner was held at the Renwick Bowling Club last Wednesday, which was “a real hit”, and another one is planned for May 16 at Bamboo Garden. Brody says 100 people have already confirmed their attendance for the evening, which will auction off prizes including coffee tables made by Ben with the help of Max George Joiners and ITM, an Interislander Ferry package, and various other prizes donated by local businesses. The two have also been selling firewood since their selection was confirmed. Brody and Ben, who both took up refereeing at the age of 13, have four years experience officiating at national level, and have each controlled four national finals. Brody says the World Cup, featuring 550 games among 32 countries over five days, will present the pair with a stern test of their refereeing skills. “The biggest challenge will definitely be the language barrier,” he says. “In games such as Germany versus Spain, for example, neither of us speak German and neither of us speak Spanish. The tournament group matches commence on June 22, with the finals to be played on June 26.


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