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Back on deck Jon Perano’s restoration of an historic whale boat for the Picton Maritime and Heritage Museum is nearing completion.

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LiquoRLAnD RAupo The Marlborough District Council has suggested removing part of Twelfth Lane to allow room for the proposed Speight’s Ale House.

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By Damian George The option of moving a proposed Speight’s Ale House in Blenheim back from the Taylor River to enable the project to go ahead is set to be put to Marlborough district councillors tomorrow.

The council has been in talks with drinks giant Lion about developing the restaurant on the councilowned site at 2 High St. However, negotiations hit a roadblock recently when the council advised Lion the Ale House

would not fit on the site, even though the company had met the council’s specifications for the project. The council told Lion it instead wanted to preserve and develop the public green space near the river. Continued Page 2.

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Ale House decision By Damian George From Page 1. Blenheim man Maurice McQuillan, who will run the Ale House should it go ahead, told The Sun last week he was furious with the council’s decision to “backtrack” on plans to build the Ale House on that site. Lion on-site national accounts manager Mark Neal also said he was disappointed with the decision. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman told The Sun on Friday the council is considering moving the Ale House back towards the existing car park in an effort to preserve the green area and see the development go ahead. That option will be put to councillors at a full council meeting tomorrow, but it does have one major

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drawback. “We have a problem with the existing road Twelfth Lane and closing this road,” he says. “It has been suggested it might take up to 12 months to ratify this.” Mr McQuillan, from Super Liquor, told The Sun he can work with the Ale House being moved

back, but the initial proposal he submitted along with Lion does “tick all the boxes” and that is his preferred choice. He says having an Ale House on the High St site would be a real asset to Blenheim, both for local people and visitors passing through. Councillor Jessica Bagge, who has been vocal in her support of the Ale House project, told The Sun she would “totally support” the idea of relocating the restaurant. “If we can make it work so that we do have the Ale House, and if [councillors] think having more green space will keep everyone happy, let’s do it. “Let’s do what we need to do to make it happen.”

Chamber defends petition By Damian George The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce has defended its decision to launch a petition in support of a proposed Speight’s Ale House in Blenheim despite criticism from some of its members. The chamber launched the petition last week following a tentative decision by the Marlborough District Council to reject a proposal from drinks giant Lion to build the ale house on the councilowned 2 High St site. The decision will be revisited at a full council meeting tomorrow. Chamber of Commerce members Toni Gillan and Duncan McKenzie hit out at the organisation yesterday for not consulting all members before deciding to launch the petition. Chamber general manager Brian Dawson told The Sun he and the chamber board made an executive decision to take action

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as a leadership group. “Our boards are elected on a regular basis to lead the organisation for the term of that agreement,” he says. “The board at the time has decided that we strongly support this business investment. “It was appropriate to take action to emphasies our support for it, and it was decided that, as part of that support, the petition was warranted.”

Mr Dawson says he wonders whether the $1.088 million investment to instead develop a green space on the site will be made any time soon. “Presumably, it’s not, because it’s a lot of money. “Is leaving [the site] as a car park for the forseeable future the best option?” In response to the backlash from members about not being consulted, Mr Dawson says: “We’re pleased to get that feedback from members - we’re delighted to see the passion about the future of Marlborough. “One of my concerns has been the lack of passion we feel about the future of the region, and I’m pleased to see many people with such strong opinions on this issue.” There were 252 signatures on the online petition at ipetitions. com as of 3pm yesterday.

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Committee challenged By Les Whiteside and Celeste Lodewyk Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman has met with Renwick RSA representative Ian Blue to further discuss issues surrounding the legality of the Renwick Community Hall committee. Questions surrounding the legitimacy of the committee have arisen as debate continues about whether the ownership of the hall should be transferred to the Ministry of Education, to be administered by the Renwick School. Hall committee chairman Jim Cresswell asked the Marlborough District Council to become invloved earlier this year in an effort to resolve the situation. A report from council lawyer Peter Radich then found the three community representatives on the committee had not been selected according to the process required by the hall’s Deed of Constitution. Mr Blue, who is on the hall committee, told Mr Sowman he wanted assurance from the council that the guidelines of the deed would be upheld. Mr Sowman told The Sun the

council is working to ensure the committee is correctly represented according to the document, and expected an answer within two weeks. He says the hold-up has been due to determining the legality of the procedure for electing public representatives and ensuring this is done correctly. Orginal hall committee member Rata Harper found the first deed dated November 20, 1984, which shows the path hall committee members must take to be elected. This deed has only come to light very recently. Mr Sowman says the deed states the committee should be composed of the chairman, two Board of Trustees representatives from the Renwick School committee, three appointed by the Renwick branch of the RSA, three from the council [one of whom is to be a councillor of the former Omaka Riding and /or the Renwick Community Council], and three members of the community who are householders in the school district and the Omaka Riding of the Marlborough County. It is the last group that has not

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been ratified, he says. Council lawyers, and community representative Mrs Harper and Anthony Smith are discussing whether an earlier election is legally binding. “There is a lot of emotion surrounding this issue so the council is trying to work through these issues,” Mr Sowman says. “We need to refer back to the deed to ensure the committee is correctly constituted.” Current hall committee members are Renwick RSA members Mr Ian Blue, John White and Arthur Bishop; Renwick School Board of Trustees members Simon Heath (principal), Brian Roughan and Peter Reed, council representatives Anthony van de Water, Margaret Gage (both Renwick Residents’ Association members) and Renwick resident Geoff Hammond. Mr Blue says the council has renegged on the original deed by not having a sitting council member from the Omaka Riding on the committee since 1997. It is these twelve committee members who will decide the fate of the hall.

Clubs of Marlborough held a best dressed men’s and ladies competition and best hat competition for the running of this year’s Melbourne Cup yesterday. Enjoying the afternoon an d th e i r p i ck s ar e Maureen Metcalfe (No.5 Glass Harmonian), Angela Stuart (No.1 At First Sight), and Jo Henderson (No.15 Lost In The Moment). The winner was No.3 Dunaden, who beat No.12 Red Cadeaux by a nose.

Patience rewarded with surprise wedding By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim man David Shoemark has known from the moment he saw a photograph of his partner Cherie Butler that he would marry her, and that he did in a surprise wedding on Sunday that he didn’t know about. Cherie decided after years of stalling his marriage proposals to arrange a surprise wedding ceremony at Pollard Park which was attended by around 60 friends and family members. “After proposing nearly every day David would joke that he would just organise our wedding and drag me down the isle. “I used to be dead against marriage but after thinking about how perfect he is for me and how happy we are I decided to make it fun and a surprise,” she says. Earlier in the year Cherie purchased her wedding dress and hid it in a friend’s wardrobe. She began her wedding plans four weeks ago while David was away working and used a family member’s 70th birthday as a cover.

“David was even treated to an unofficial stag’s night without knowing what it was for,” Cherie laughs. David first fell for Cherie after seeing a photograph of her at her brother’s house. “My brother warned him off me to start with but he was persistent in wanting to meet me. “I was really horrible to him as I had just finished a relationship but despite how mean I was to him he was nothing but a gentleman,” Cherie says. Over the next two years David found any excuse he could to see Cherie who at the time was living in Cambridge. He would even fly to see her every five weeks while trying to convince her to move to Blenheim and be with him. Eventually Cherie agreed and made the move. “David even flew up and checked all of my boxes to make sure they were addressed to Blenheim,” she laughs. Thanks to David’s persistence

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elderly woman escapes injury An 81-year-old woman has escaped injury after the car she was driving went off the road and ended up in bush at the Elevation in Picton on Thursday. The woman was taken by ambulance to Picton Medical Centre and later discharged.

parkinson’s awareness week The Marlborough MS and Parkinson’s Society is holding raffles at Marlborough supermarkets and The Warehouse Blenheim to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2011. Parkinson’s Awareness Week began yesterday and continues until Sunday. About 70 people suffer from Parkinson’s disease in Marlborough, the organisation says.

Iconic whaling boat gets makeover By Damian George An historic Marlborough whaling boat which will feature as part of a new exhibition at the Picton Maritime and Heritage Museum is nearing the final stages of completion. The whale chaser Cachalot III, used on the Tory Channel and Cook Strait in the 1960s, has been in the hands of Blenheim man Jon Perano since it was found in Bluff in September, 2005. Mr Perano says the boat was essentially a bare hull when he found it stripped and lying alongside a shed in the South Island town. He took some photos, pondered his options, and later decided to restore the 10.5-metre boat to preserve it for future generations. “All the big, basic things are done,” he says of the refurbishment. “It’s just more or less painting left to do - it’s 80-85 per cent finished.” Mr Perano and his father whaled on the boat from 1961-62, before it was severely damaged by a surfacing whale. He was just five years old when the chaser was launched in 1949. “I grew up around it, and you get jon perano with the whale chaser cachalot iii he is restoring as part of the picton maritime and Heritage attached to it,” he says. museum’s whaling wing extension. “If I don’t do [the restoration], it The restored vessel will have all the between whaling people and Picton. could be one of those things that’s features of the original boat, including a The whaling wing extension at the musort of gone forever.” “I can take the boat right back to the original 550-horse power V12 Kermath Sea Raider seum is expected to be completed within configuration as it was when we were whaling.” engine, single propeller with a top speed of 18 months. and 40-millimetre Jon and his cousin Ron - who will gift a Cachalot III was sold in the early-1970s as 60 kilometres per hour, CUSTOMER INSTALLATION SOLUTIONS L PUBLISHING 01/07/10 replica Swiftsure whaleboat to the display humpback whaling on the Cook Strait ceased. manganese-bronze harpoon gun. SALES REP Lauren Haward PUBLICATION SPECIAL TAB MEX Mr Perano says the boat is one of the few - officially signed their boats over to the It went to Pelorus Sound, Nelson and, finally, ADVERTISING DESIGNER A.thompson SECTION ROP BILL ONLY remaining tangible icons of the connection Historical Society last week. Bluff. PROOF

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Marlborough District Council digitisation coordinator Michelle Johnstone with the some of the 60,000 resource and property consent files sent to Wellington on Saturday.

About 60,000 property and resource consent files were sent to Wellington on Saturday as the Marlborough District Council works towards converting to electronic records.

The hard copies were sent to Wellington company Desktop Imaging, who will convert the files. A spokesperson for the council says anyone wanting to view their files can now do so on the council’s

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Stamp of approval for ABs A special collectors’ stamp sheet has been created by New Zealand Post to commemorate New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup victory. The RWC 2011 Champions Stamp Sheet hit the printing presses within minutes of the All Blacks defeating the French in the tournament final on October 23.

“After the victory, we cranked up the presses and printed right through the night so New Zealanders can celebrate this victory with a limited edition collectors’ stamp sheet,” New Zealand Post stamp and coin business head Ivor Masters says. The product hit the shops in main centres yesterday, and will be rolled

out across the rest of the country over the coming days. The stamp sheet features six of the official All Black stamps alongside a team portrait snapped just moments after the final whistle blew. The score from the final (New Zealand 8, France 7) is printed under the photo.

By Damian George A Blenheim man with nearly 30 years’ retail business experience is offering to help Marlborough businesses for free on a one-off basis. Brian Finlayson, Central and Southern regional manager for the New Zealand Retailers Association, has been helping businesses in Christchurch for three out of four weeks since the city’s February earthquake. Brian Finlayson Now he wants to bring his expertise to people in his home town. “The reason for doing it is that some Blenheim retailers are suffering because of the downturn in the wine industry, and I’m happy to help people here,” he says. “When things are tough like they are at the moment, I think you’ve got to start working on your business. “It’s a good opportunity to look at it and see where you can add value to your operation. Mr Finlayson says he will offer companies a “warrant of fitness” on their operations, covering areas such as store layout, stock mix and stock turns, advertising, operating costs, staff management and property leases. He will meet with businesses in a one-off session, with the potential of more consultation assessed on a case-bycase basis. He says he decided to help Blenheim businesses as his commitments in Christchurch begin to tone down. Mr Finlayson has 28 years’ experience in the retail industry and nine years’ experience with the Retailers Association. Store managers and owners wanting to book a free business evaluation need to contact Mr Finlayson before November 30, on 0274 750 410.

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The man behind the mic More FM Marlborough announcer Jamie Liddicoat tells Sun reporter Damian George why he loves his job, and what brought him to Blenheim.

More FM radio announcer Jamie Nigel and his wife are also God-parents Liddicoat only planned to be in Blenheim to Jamie’s children. for about six months when he moved “We had a pretty strong relationship here in 2003. not just on air but off air too - and that eight years later, the oamaru-born came across on air and was certainly broadcaster has a wife, Ang, and four good fun.” children, and has become one of the Jamie recalls Nigel running for mayor voices of Marlborough morning radio. as one of the highlights of his eight years After completing a Diploma in Tel- on air. evision, Theatre and radio at otago “It started off a joke but, being Nigel, University in the mid-1990s and working he got quite into it. at radio stations in Dunedin for three “He had people gathered in the streets years, Jamie ventured overseas to the cheering for him at one stage. UK before finding his way to Blenheim. “Then he was worried that he was going It was his current role at More FM to get in.” which attracted him to the town, and he Among his other highlights are meethas never looked back since. ing outrageous Fortune actress Toni “I’m pretty settled. I went from being [Antonia] Prebble, regular chats with single to being married and having four New Zealand band opshop’s Jason kids pretty quick.” Kerrison, and talking to double amputee A career in broadcasting Mark Inglis as he stood atop was not always the path Mount everest in 2006. Jamie envisaged his life “I love doing the Jamie says he has a “pretty would take. relaxed style” to broadcastbroadcasting, In fact, it was another ing and tends to look at the of his childhood passions and I’ve just fun side of his role, though which eventually drew his new partnership with ventured into a Natasha Knox has forced him to the microphone. “I wanted to be a profeshim to freshen his approach sional sportsperson,” he bit of sales.” somewhat. says. “I’ve had to go back to “I realised that wasn’t going to hap- square one a little bit,” he says. pen, so I thought about doing sports “After working with your best mate for broadcasting, did the course [at otago however long, you have to learn again. University], then actually ended up doing “The show’s evolving again and taking all the other avenues of radio other than a different direction.” sport.” For the moment, Jamie has no plans to Up until last year, Jamie teamed up follow Nigel in leaving the station, and with good mate Nigel Steele, who he met is in fact looking to broaden his skill set. at the broadcasting school, on the radio “I love doing the broadcasting, and I’ve station’s morning slot. just ventured into a bit of sales. The pair had a natural chemistry on air “I’m the programme director for the one would expect from such close mates, station, but I’m trying to step back from who travelled through the UK together that a little bit,” he says. for three years in the early 2000s on “I’ve been here for a while, so you try their oe. to keep your skills up.”


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Wednesday November 2, 2011

Sun readers have their say...

Q: What has been your highlight from the Rugby World Cup?

Pauline Gibson Blenheim

Mick Gravatt Blenheim

Shirley Cant Blenheim

Jane Soar Blenheim

Brian Parker Blenheim

Terry Cattle Blenheim

The win. The whole thing was great. It has made New Zealand proud.

The last 5 minutes of the last game was most exciting and my highlight.

We went out of town, we are not rugby fans.

Bringing everyone together, enjoying the games and people being happy. It brought positiveness into the county.

The final would have to be the highlight. The last game was so tight.

It would have to be the semi-final against Australia. The final was just too frustrating.

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Defenders of the Ale House Dear Ed, Good on councillor Bagge for speaking out against her fellow councillors, and Jamie for backing her up - maybe the next mayor and 2IC next time. It seems that most of this council are

scared to speak out, let alone let the paper publish their views. You two, it seems, are normal people. Good on you, cheers. Neil Wilson (By the way, I’m not a Speight’s drinker)

Ale House missed opportunity

Colin King

Dear Ed, Congratulations MDC, you’ve managed to turn away a fantastic opportunity with the Speights Ale House.


Aren’t you supposed to be looking at ways to grow Marlborough? Perhaps a Morris Dancing convention centre might appeal more to you? Bemused

Just another pub?

Dear Ed, By Speights Ale House I assume the proponents mean pub or another Lion I have supported Tavern with a posh name. • Superannuation for a married couple increased Blenheim and districts has enough $166 a fortnight since 2008. half empty liquor outlets already with• 300 extra police, by the the end of 2011. Electorate. out taking up prime riverside parkland MP600for Kaikoura 18 new laws to make communities safer. Marlborough, North Canterbury & Kaikoura.for another. 6.7% decrease in recorded crime in past year Blindly following Urbanism’+’s grand • Average floating mortgage rate of 5.9% plan To meet with your local MP please contact and concept designs is, simply put, compared to 10.9% under Labour our office for a appointment:a road to disaster. • 20,000 extra elective surgeriesconfidential a year,

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500 extra doctors, 1000 extraElectorate nurses and Office The Kaikoura shorter waiting times P.O. Box 130, Blenheim 7240. • 3500 more pre-school places The Forum, Market Street, Blenheim. • Introduced national standards in reading, Please note our new phone number: writing and maths 03 579 3204. Dear Ed, • New Trades Academies, gaining 16 and I took a walk down Munro Street this Freephone: 0800COLIN MP (0800 265 466). 17 year olds practical skills morning and in a small creek that runs Fax: 577 6934 Email: into the Taylor River there was a truck

How about a bit of honest lateral and original thinking from our council for a change now that the euphoria of the World Cup is over for another 20 years. Maybe something appropriate that would benefit our under represented youth for a change. As I have always found with the MDC - as the saying goes - “in the land of the blind, the “one eyed” man is king.” Cliff Smith, Wairau Valley

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Urban Hair Design has been moved, re-vamped and re-styled. Now, it is ready for its...

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Photos by Jim Tannock Photography Ltd

Jonathon and Narelle would like to thank everyone involved, including contractors, family and friends. • Jamaal Large • Jason Godsiff • BB Signs • Contour Windows and Doors • TC Nicholls • Max George Joinery • Sam Gemmell Electrician • Mint Air • Al’s Plastering • Havelock Plumbing • Laser Plumbing • Neville and Carl Bulfin • Resene

to focus purely on the client, giving them our one-on-one undivided attention.” Narelle, joined by qualified hairdresser Vicki Andrews and Chrissy Millar who is currently on maternity leave, offer the full range of services from cuts, colours and blow waves, through to treatments and perming. Being a Redken Elite Salon enables the full range of Redken products and treatments to be stocked, as well as up-to-date training provided for all the staff. Urban Hair Design also provides a great option for formal and wedding bookings. Narelle and Jonathon wish to thank their fantastic clients who have remained loyal and supportive of their relocation. “Our clients are important to us as they have become an extension of our family so we thank you, and we warmly welcome bookings from new clients.”

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Urban Hair Design owners Narelle and Jonathon Large are thrilled to announce they have relocated and have been up and running since October 12. Originally the salon was located on Market Street in Blenheim, but with a vision for a lifestyle change Narelle and Jonathon have re-opened their new ‘boutique’ salon amidst their vineyard at 15 Hardings Road. Nestled within a relaxed and private rural setting, the salon delivers the authentic Urban Hair Design experience that clients have come to love. The stunning views of the vineyard and surrounding hills further compliment the personal, one to one attention which clients experience. “Clients who have visited the new salon have all been thrilled with the view and tranquility of the setting,” Narelle says. “What we are enjoying is the peaceful ambience of the salon which enables us

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Not wanting to lose the personal relations she experienced in hairdressing, Lauren says she enjoys the individual journeys taken with each client. “Having a genuine interest in families and individuals when helping them secure their next investment or home is a key part of what I do. What keeps the job varied is the many different types of people I meet,” she says. What makes Lauren successful in her sales is her local knowledge and ability to connect with people from all walks of life. “As a mother, a local girl and former hairdresser many people already know me but for those who don’t, I invite you to come in and have a chat with me to see what I can do for you. “I am a very honest and friendly person who enjoys meeting new people,” she says.

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Lauren Wallace Becoming a real estate agent has long been a career goal for local woman Lauren Wallace, who last year became a licensed residential salesperson. Lauren has a 15 year background in the hairdressing industry. She started as a PA for Mark Stevenson First National Real Estate Ltd in November 2009, and quickly progressed to working as a salesperson in her own right by July 2010. “Working in this industry has always been on my mind so I found a way in as a PA then worked from there, it has been the best decision and I haven’t looked back,” she says.

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Westpac has experience where it counts. it was her love for meeting new people and her passion for business which led her into her role as Westpac Business Manager. Julie, a Westpac Local Business Manager and business analyst says it was the lending side of banking which first attracted her to the industry, while Allison, who is also one of Westpac’s Local Business Managers, has had extensive experience in all aspects of banking. Pictured above: Kathryn Walker, Julie Dash, Allison Hayes

Having a passion for business and the desire to help locals achieve their financial goals are important aspects of being a Westpac Business Manager. Kathryn Walker, Julie Dash and Allison Hayes are three women in business who strive every day to support the financial needs of Marlborough business owners. With more than 40 years’ combined banking experience, Kathryn, Julie and Allison all have a strong passion for Marlborough. For Kathryn,

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Watch the progress of our ‘Movember Men’ over the next five weeks in The Sun. The sponsoring businesses on this page will be making a donation to the Marlborough Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation.

Mike Ragg “The last time I had a mo was three years ago. I think this Movember I will go for the Mexican look! My wife may not be supportive of the mo, but she is supportive of the cause.”


“This is the first Movember event for me which I am sure my wife is pleased about,” he laughs. “I haven’t had a mo for years so I think this one will be greyer than the last.”

“The Chopper mo was so last year look out Magnum P.I. What a great cause this is for! This will be my fourth year and I’m not looking forward to the growth (haha) but it’s for a good cause.”

when a few mates were having a beer in a small bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Inspired by the women’s health movement, it was recognized that men were lacking a way to engage and actively involve themselves in their own health. Movember has continued to grow each year, both in terms of participation numbers and funds raised. In its first year, 30 Mo Bros took part in Movember and since 2006, the first year in New Zealand, more than 50,000 people have participated and $4million has been raised for Movember’s Kiwi men’s health partners.



Brad Crighton I’ve always wanted to grow a mo but my wife has always been against it! But for such a great cause, like Movember, how could a heavily pregnant woman resist?”

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“I had a goatee a for a few years on and off so I don’t think this will bother me too much. I’m a new father so men’s health is very important, you have to take care of yourself for your family.”

“I grew a mo a couple of years ago for Movember and never shaved it off. It will be interesting to see how much growth I have in a month, hopefully more than Luke Douglas!”






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Jason Bryant “It’s my first mo but I’m a fast grower so should be fun to see what comes. I believe men’s health is important as I have regular checks each year, so hopefully this will help to raise awareness.”


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Luke Douglas “I was volunteered to do this so it’s my first mo and Movember event. It will be a good competition between Rhys Ransby and I to see who grows the most!”


‘Movember’ a celebration Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men’s health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember’s men’s health partners – The Cancer Society and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. The idea for Movember came about in 2003

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The 2009 Movember ‘Mo-Off’ party at The Cornerstone Bar. This group of local men took part in a Sun Newspaper Movember promotion and ended the month with a shave-off celebration. From left: Ian Martella, Colin Francis, Scott McDermid, Darryl Norman, hairstylist Debby Jensen who shaved off the moustaches, Hamish MacDonald, Ryan McQuillan and Les Whiteside.


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PERRY: Michael and Kelly are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their new baby boy, Riley Michael Perry born on the 10th of September at 8.26am (9lb 4oz) at Wairau Hospital. A special thanks to our midwife Angela White and all the staff on the maternity ward at Wairau Hospital. Photo provided.

FLINTOFT: Sheryl and big brother Keegan are stoked to announce the arrival of their beautiful wee girl and little sister Savara-Hope Nina Flintoft (7lb 4oz). Born on 9th September 2011 at 4.49am at Wairau Hospital. We want to say a huge thank you to midwife Marion Preston, Aunty Rach and Uncle Mark, Nana Chris, Aunty Lee, Shloe Bullen and Grandad Gordon for all their awesome help and support for us all during and after birth. You are all awesome! Photo provided.

GOOdwIN: Kate & David are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Haley Jade (2.75kg), born 3rd October at 9:48pm. A beautiful little sister for Alyssa and James. Special thanks to Carole Thompson and the Maternity Ward staff of Wairau Hospital and to Tracey at Nepean Hospital FMAU for her care in Sydney. Photo provided.

BARBER: Rebecca, Ruby and Corbin are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Axel James Barber (6lb 14oz) on 17th October at 9.27am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwives Tai and Gwen and to all the theatre staff and staff on the Maternity Ward.

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McKENZIE: Xylia is so excited to sing out the speedy arrival of her new “baby bruda” Ezeal Mana William McKenzie (6.9lb) “lalalalala”, who came into the world on September 10 2011 at 5.57pm. Proud parents Emile and Loree would like to give a loud round of applause to all the staff in Maternity and special applause to Angela and Ruth.

TAYLOR-AVERY: Locky and Ally are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their miracle, Georgia MacKenzie Taylor (10 6oz) on October 12th, 11.43pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to our amazing midwife Shona Wills, Dr Crampton. Dr Soysa, Gillian McCloy and all the wonderful staff on Maternity Ward. Both doing well.

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MARwICK: Chris and Chrisi are proud to announce the arrival of Austin Elliot, weighing in at 6lb 12oz (3kg) on October 12th at 12.55pm at Hawkes Bay Hospital. Caleb, Oliver and Hazel are very excited about their new little brother. Photo provided.

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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

BAILEY, Marjory Olive (nee Treadaway): Passed away at Wairau Hospital Blenheim, suddenly, after a long illness, on October 31, 2011. Aged 76 years. Loved wife of the late Jack, treasured Mum and mother-in-law of Ross and Bronwyn (Blenheim), and Brett and Tania (Christchurch), much loved Nana of Emma and Josh (Perth), Bryce (Blenheim); and Rebecca, and Nathan (Christchurch). Loved Aunty Marj of Robert and Celestine (Sydney), Stuart and Denise (Queensland), and their families. A special thank you to the staff at Ashwood Park Retirement Village and Wairau Hospital for their special care of Marj. In lieu of flowers donations to the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Society of NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to PO Box 31, Blenheim 7240. A service for Marjory will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim at 1pm Saturday November 5, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

Blenheim Healing Rooms Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayer available to anyone. Phone 578 9704

Marlborough SPCA So far this year Spca cared for over 700 unwanted. lost or neglected animals. Please help us by donating to the SPCA collectors on Thursday.

Marlborough SPCA Our annual appeal starts next week. Please visit our stand at Garden Marlborough and make a donation.

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.

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.

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

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


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Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 5206377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 5782271. Diabetes NZ Marlborough: 5775549, Office hours Tues,Wed,Thurs 9am3pm. Lifeline Marlborough: 577 8668, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: Red Cross Rooms, 33 Redwood St. Ever y Tuesday at 7.30pm. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Ross 578 5896.

Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-4pm / Tue, 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. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Citizens Advice Bureau Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

GIBSON, Eric Thomas: Passed away, peacefully, on October 29, 2011, surrounded by his family at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village, Blenheim. In his 77th year. Loved husband of the late Betty, loved father and father-in-law of Jenny and Murray Eyles, Trevor and Lil, Polly, Bryan and Wendy; loved grandad of Sherylee, and Martina Eyles, Lisa-Marie, Kimberly, Mathew, Emma, and Kylie Gibson; great grandad of Brooklyn Thomas, due to arrive in three weeks. Messages to 17 Fyffe Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John Kaikoura would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service for Eric will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Torquay Street, Kaikoura at 1pm Thursday November 3, followed by interment at Kaikoura Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

SCOTT, Serena Fay (nee Morrow): On October 26, 2011, peacefully, at Nelson Hospital. Aged 33 years. Adored Mum of Aidan and Ben, dearly loved daughter of Liza and Harvie Morrow, much loved sister of David, precious ‘Sugar Plum’ of her grandparents, Walter and Nancy Munro, and Jack and the late Fay Morrow. Loved by all her aunties, uncles and cousins. Messages to 13 McKenzie Street, Blenheim 7201. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

NEWMAN, Kerry John: On October 25, 2011, peacefully at Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital, Hastings. Aged 59 years. Special friend and mate of Sam, loved brother and brotherin-law of Judyne and Peter Heissenbuttel, Corine and the late Peter Newman, and Tony and Jenny. Much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to The Newman Family, 107 David Street, Blenheim 7201. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

acknowledgement BLAKE, Ralph Douglas: Chicci, Shirley and family sincerely thank family and friends for the love, support and cards received. Special thanks to the Marlborough RSA, and the staff of Lakewood Rest Home, for all their care and support. Please accept this as acknowledgement. Bya personal Russell McQuarters

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Wednesday November 2, 2011

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ACCORDIANS wanted. All types, good prices. Phone Andrew 0800 555 747

WHITE CHIP & white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways.Phone Thomson 575 6885


EASTERN STATES Speedway. Forewarned P R IVATE Arrange is forearmed. November ments have lady companions 35-75 available 5th. in your area for coffee or outings. - Phone and make a date immediately Why buy, when you can upon joining www.pricall Mr Rental? ph. Kate 0274-378-345.

Fitness equipment, Fridges, Washers, Furniture, Gaming and more! Appliances available from $10 pw. Conditions apply. Call Mr Rental Nelson 0800 111 313

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Tua Marina Memorial Hall Saturday 5th Nov, 8.00pm - 12pm Terry Price’s Orchestra • Novelty prizes • Raffles • Door Prize A plate would be appreciated for supper. Dance for the young and younger. All Welcome. For info ring Bill or Marie 570 2212

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Evening Parking at the Alfred Street Car Parking Building Free, safe night-time car parking under cover is available at the Alfred Street parking building. Good security lighting helps to ensure this is a good off-street car park in the evening hours. It’s just a short walk across the road to the Combined Clubs building. It’s a simple matter to park there: • Drive up to the barrier and take a ticket from the machine. • There is no charge but the ticket must be used to activate the barrier arm when you leave. • Wind down your window as you drive out and place that ticket in the machine and the barrier arm will rise. FREE PARKING WEEK NIGHTS FROM 5.30 PM UNTIL 8 AM FREE WEEKEND PARKING AROUND THE CLOCK, AFTER 1PM ON SATURDAY

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RENWICK Nic-Nacs taking a break. Closed 28th October. Open again 8th November. FABRIC SALE. 25% off all dressmaking fabrics till November 4th at The Sewing Store, Centre Point Mall, Blenheim.

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Local Competition 6th November 10am Landsdowne Park Come along and support our girls. We are looking for more Coaches If you are interested please contact Aimee Thomas GO MARCHING

Special Annual Mass On Thursday November 10th at 7pm Our special annual Mass for the bereaved and their loved ones will be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road. All who have ever suffered a bereavement are welcome to attend. You are invited to bring a photo or some other object belonging to the deceased, that will be placed near the altar while Mass is being said. There will be a shared light supper at the conclusion of the Mass.

Wednesday November 2, 2011 situation vacant

LOADER OPERATOR REQUIRED We need an experienced operator to fleet and stack behind a Waratah. We are a hauler crew working in the MarlboroughSounds. The applicant must have a good knowledge of log specs and have relevant modules. A current drivers licence and own vehicle is essential. Please phone Wayne Schroder or Carolyn Stilwell 03 541 8580

Sales Team Member Drive Through Team

We are currently seeking a part time Sales Team Member for our Drive Through Team in our Trade Department. Can you tick these boxes? - Do you possess great customer service skills? - Do you work well in a team? - Do you have a good level of physical fitness? If you do, then you’re what we are looking for! Ideally the successful applicant will also have a basic knowledge of timber and building products, a forklift operator’s license with *F* endorsement and good computing skills. This is a permanent part time position working on a Friday and Saturday. This is a good opportunity for the right person to be part of a great team in a locally owned and operated store. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. So if you think you have what it takes, then send applications to:

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require deliverers Renwick,for WeWe require deliverers in in Blenheim Anglesea delivered permanent runs. Our St paper once a week on Wednesdays. Our paper is delivered once a week Must be reliable and honest. on Wednesdays. Must be honest and reliable. Please phone 577 7868

GROUNDSPERSON / HANDYMAN Allan Scott Family Winemakers is a Marlborough based winery with meticulously presented grounds and gardens. We require an experienced conscientious person to undertake the following tasks: Weeding, spraying, planting and mulching gardens Pruning and hedge trimming Competent skills in plant and weed identification Lawn mowing Handyman duties Combined with the above this person must be creative with the ability to come up with new ideas and suggestions in landscaping projects around the property. They must have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, a good level of fitness is a prerequisite and a current clean driver’s license. Growsafe, first aid certificate and previous experience in a commercial garden would be an advantage. This is a full time position but part time casual will also be considered. Please reply to or phone 03 5729054

Timber Machinist We require a qualified Timber Machinist capable of doing all aspects of timber machining. Duties will include setting up and running of our planers, grinding room duties and also some maintenance duties. The successful person will have safety as a priority, be skilled, accurate, honest, reliable, and able to work with minimal supervision and also as part of a great team. If you want to work with modern plant for a company that offers a challenge, is expanding and is thriving on the quality of workmanship, this is the job for you. Pre-employment drug testing must be successfully completed. All applications to: Kenny Sherriff, Production Manager Flight Timbers Ltd, P O Box 295, Blenheim 7240 or drop your CV to: Flight Timbers Ltd, Waters Avenue, Blenheim or email: Applications close November 14, 2011

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Checkout Supervisor & Duty Manager We have a permanent full time position available now for someone to manage our checkouts. This position involves various duties that are relevant to the general management of our customer service area. Ensuring our customers leave the supermarket feeling they’ve had a pleasant shopping experience will be a priority. This position also involves either opening or closing the supermarket and being Duty Manager at rostered times including one weekend day. Previous experience in retail is preferred, however on the job training will be available to the successful applicant. Applications to the Manager Picton FreshChoice P O Box 187 Picton 7220



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Wednesday November 2, 2011

Hair by Kardo’s Grand rE-OpEninG

Kardo’s celebrated the grand re-opening of their new premier salon on Saturday night, with more than 120 family and friends.

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Letters to the editor

 Jan Cranston and Sue Rainbird at the opening.

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Your week in sport

Henry surely our best coach In terms of numbers, no All Blacks coach really compares with Graham Henry. The man they call Ted, as expected, a n nounced h is decision to step down from the role yesterday having led New Zealand to its first World Cup victory in 24 years. He did so having racked up an unbelievable 88 wins from 103 test matches, stretching back over eight years since taking control of the national side in 2004. Despite those numbers, failing to win the World Cup this year would have also seen Henry become arguably one of our least successful coaches, having been the only man to lead the All Blacks to two World Cup failures. Thank goodness he didn’t,

because he should not be remembered as anything other than one of the most successful coaches of any sporting team, worldwide. All Blacks trainspotters may point out there have been four All Blacks coaches who have never been defeated, Fred Allen the most successful with 14 wins from 14 matches. But, dare I say it, Allen’s achievements are not in the same ballpark as Henry’s. Of all All Blacks coaches to be in charge for more than 20 tests, only Alex ‘Grizz’ Wylie has a higher winning percentage (86.2 per cent from 29 matches). John Mitchell had 82.1 per cent from 28 matches. To keep a winning record

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of more than 85 per cent up for 103 test matches is quite extraordinary. In that time, the All Blacks have never lost the Bledisloe Cup, won five out of eight Tri-Nations tournaments, and achieved three Gland Slams against Northern Hemisphere home unions. One slice of luck Henry did enjoy was being reappointed following the failed 2007 World Cup campaign. Who knows what the likes of Laurie Mains, John Hart or Mitchell would have achieved had they been given another crack at winning rugby’s Holy Grail? But they weren’t given the chance. Henry was, he took it, and the history books will record him as our best coach ever.

Diamanti returns - for Canterbury

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Former Central Districts and Black Caps allrounder Brendon Diamanti has announced he will return to New Zealand domestic cricket this season to play for the Canterbury Wizards. Diamanti, 30, will play the entire HRV Cup Twenty20 competition and three one-day matches for Canterbury, as he travels between New Zealand and Perth, Australia to fulfil his commitments as assistant coach of the New Zealand under-19 side.

Diamanti moved to Perth earlier this year, where he took up a position as player-coach of the Rockingham-Mandurah first-grade side. Diamanti played 27 first-class matches and 59 List A matches for CD between 2003 and 2010. He played his only one-day international for New Zealand against Australia in February, 2009, scoring 26 not out and bowling two overs for 25 in a match which ended in no result.

Training Blog

Weekend off Sun reporter Celeste Lodewyk is competing in the 10.1km run at the New World Marlborough Marathon in December, and is writing a weekly blog on her training and weight-loss progress.

Recently I had someone say to me that it was good to hear that I have had bad days as well as good. The truth is that every week is made up of good and bad, just like this past week has been. On the weight front I have managed to lose 1kg as well as 17cm off various parts of my body since the last time I was measured a month ago. On the exercise front I am improving on my training sessions each week, showing an increase in fitness and strength which is really going to help on the day of the marathon. The only downside is that I haven’t managed to get out for a run more than twice as the long weekend brought about family visits,

Wednesday November 2, 2011


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you not be? “She trained hard for that, and to come By Damian home with the New George Zealand title in her Blen heim Judo weight division and f ighter Soph ie silver in the open Warburton has been section, that’s pretty selected for a New impressive.” Zealand junior cadet T h e Ble n h e i m camp in February Judo Club following a gold member qualified m e d a l-w i n n i ng automatically for the p e r fo r m a n c e a t finals of the event the New Zealand on the back of her Cha mpionsh ips recent results. i n Auck la nd on Sophie Warburton T h o s e i n clu d e Sunday. gold medals at both The 13-year-old won a gold medal in her weight division the North Island and South Island at the North Shore Events Centre championships earlier this year. She proceded to win all of her four and only narrowly missed repeating the feat in the open section, claiming fights in the open section before silver behind Auckland’s Miharu narrowly coming unstuck in a tense gold medal match, losing on a single Ishikawa. Sophie was at school on Tuesday technical point. Gloria says she is not yet sure if, or and unable to talk to The Sun, but her mother Gloria, who was in Auckland how, Sophie will attend the junior for the competition, says she is cadet camp. It is not yet known where absolutely rapt with her daughter’s that will be held. “At the moment, I’m just letting her performance. “I’m on top of the world, how could revel in her glory.”

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Wednesday November 2, 2011

School marks 150th Jubilee Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk A celebration of Renwick School’s past and present was enjoyed by the hundreds who attended the school’s 150th Jubilee at the weekend. Jubilee committee chairperson Angie Holdaway told The Sun she was “thrilled” with how well the event ran, and commended the school’s students for their fantastic support and performances. “We have been inundated with congratulatory feedback from people who said the Jubilee was a fantastic and that they had never seen such polite children. “We had around 340 people register for the Jubilee and the way in which it ran made it a complete success,” she says. The jubilee began last Friday with a bus trip through the Waihopai Valley, the unveiling of a headstone for the school’s first headmaster William Moore at the upper Wairau Cemetary and the launch of the Jubilee book. On Saturday the school hosted past and present students and their families after the Jubilee was officially opened by Mayor Alistair Sowman. The Sun spoke with former students and friends Ian Jordan and Ted Haines who reunited after 47 years. “It has been a great catch-up, we didn’t recognise one another at first,” laughs Ian. “We were students when there were only two classrooms and can still remember the teachers’ names, Frank Gibson and Miss Panting,” says Ted. Jubilee celebrations came to a climax on Saturday night with a function, before ending on Sunday with the school’s Festival of Wheels.

The Jubilee cake was cut by former student Leatrice Leslie and her great-granddaughter and current student Jorja Hocquard, watched on by principal Simon Heath.

Mutton Birds reunite for Blenheim Iconic New Zealand band The Mutton Birds have announced they will reunite for a one - of f performance at February’s Classic Hits Winery Tour show in Blenheim. The Mutton Birds, responsible for Kiwi classics such as Anchor Me , D o m i n i o n The Mutton Birds are ready for their first live Road and Nature, appearance in ten years. will join Gin Wigmore a nd impressed with the line-up for the newcomers Avalanche City as the show. “I grew up as a big fan of headline acts when the tour returns Don and The Mutton Birds, so I’m to Blenheim’s Villa Maria Estate excited to be on tour with them. on February 23. It has recently toured Japan, It will be the band’s first live Australia, USA and England, but appearance in ten years, and mark the Winery Tour show promises to twenty years since the release of be one of its best yet, co-promoter its self-titled debut album in 1982. Brent Eccles says. Frontman Don McGlashan says “Without doubt, the best crowds he is looking forward to getting on the whole Winery Tour are together with his former bandmates always in Blenheim, so we are for the occasion. thrilled to be returning again to “A band is more than just a bunch Villa Maria Estate in 2012.” of musicians. When it really works, The Winery Tour will this year there’s a magic there which is more include 16 shows in 14 venues than the sum of its parts. across New Zealand. It kicks “That’s certainly the way it was off at Ascension Wine Estate on with the Mutton Birds, and it’s February 3 and concludes at Villa going to be great to take the beast Maria Estate in Auckland a month out of the garage again and make later. the gravel fly.” Tickets go on sale on November 7. Wigmore has recently returned They can be purchased at www. from the USA, where she was, Ticketmaster, recording her latest album and is and Ticket Direct.



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