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Pride and joy: Gilbert apperley [left] with daughter denise and a photo album of his recently-discovered family members. He says the displaye d photo of his mother, joan apperley, is has favourite. inset: Gilbert with his niece Sue apperley, the first blood relative the 75-year-old has ever met.

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Setting sail Grace Hawtin is looking forward to taking her sailing skills to Sydney’s waters.

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By Damian George Blenheim man Gilbert Apperley always knew he would one day meet his family, but it did not stop his disbelief when that day finally came. The Aberleigh Rest Home resident, given up for adoption following his birth in 1936, was treated to a shock visit from his cousin Sue two weeks ago - the first contact the 75-year-old has ever had with a blood relative. “I just stood there, I didn’t know what to say,” Gilbert says of the meeting. “There was always something I sort of clung to - I knew there was someone [out there] but I could

never put my hands on anything.” The brain behind the discovery was Gilbert’s daughter Denise, who used social networking site Facebook and website to track down her dad’s family. After finding Sue, who lives in Paekakariki, she was able to uncover eight living cousins of Gilbert, as well as pinpoint his mother, grandparents and great grandparents. Sue presented Gilbert with a photo album of the family members when she visited. “I think it’s fantastic,” Denise says. “Recently, Dad’s been saying to me ‘I wish I

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could meet my family before I die’ – he has now. “And it’s great for me too – I’ve got another whole family as well.” Gilbert was born in Wellington and brought up in orphanages there and in Nelson until the age of 21. He met his wife Harleen in Kaikoura in the mid-1960s and moved to Blenheim about the same time. He says he never thought much about meeting his family when he was growing up, but had become curious more recently. The family plans to have a reunion in October next year at Sue’s home.

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By Damian George REAL New Zealand Festival director Briony Ellis has lauded Marlborough’s contribution to Rugby World Cup 2011 ahead of the region’s showpiece event tomorrow. The event, Marlborough Wine and Cuisine at Brancott Vineyard, is this year part of the Real New Zealand Festival, run alongside the World Cup. It is one of a number of events Marlborough is holding to coincide with the tournament. Mrs Ellis, who was in Blenheim on Friday for another local World Cup festival - Indulge Marlborough, told The Sun the region had outdone itself in embracing the global tournament. “I just want to say a big congratulation to Marlborough for the way this area has really responded to the opportunity the Real New Zealand Festival and the Rugby World Cup has given them,” she says. “Marlborough has just nailed it.” Mrs Ellis says Marlborough has been an integral part of the festival’s success to date.

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Councillors to decide on Ale House Can the Speight’s Ale House go ahead? When The Sun put this question to Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman this week, he said it would be up to councillors to make that decision at the next council meeting on October 27. “The councillors will have to weigh up the loss of some green space against having a Speight’s Ale House also on this site,” he says. Mr Sowman says he would like to see the Ale House on the proposed site, at 2 High St. “More than 300 square metres of green space will be available with a Speights Ale House,” he says. The council called for interest on the 1264-square-metre riverside site near the Raupo restaurant earlier this year. Only Lion Breweries came forward. The Marlborough District Council bought the site in 2009 for $1.12 million with the intention of following through with its Blenheim Town Centre: A vision for the Future urbanisation plan. In the concept plan, it states: “The site on the riverbank has potential to become a place to hang out and enjoy Blenheim’s riverside setting. “The initative: Create a new public riverside park. “The gradient of the slope of the

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the original artist’s impression drawings were not to scale. So, now the councillors, through no fault of their own, have to weigh up the pros and cons. Do we need a Speight’s Ale House? Do we need a return on our $1.12m already spent? Or, do we need another smaller Seymour Square down on the river bank?


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It was then delivered to the US Navy and commenced operational service in Vietnam off aircraft carrier USS Ranger, then USS Hancock, in 1969. In 1970, it was converted to an A4G model before being sold to the Royal Australian Navy the following year. It made its way to RNZAF Base Ohakea and was converted to its current A4K model in 1984. Its final flight into RNZAF Base Woodbourne was in December, 2001. “It’s wonderful for us, and for Marlborough, that we can retain a Skyhawk at one of the homes of Skyhawks,” Mr Greenall said.

“We’re happy to embrace it, we’ll treat it with loving care, and we’ll use it to tell stories for the future.” The Skyhawk was removed from storage last month. It had its latex protective coating stripped off and had its engine, some avionic components, weapons and munitions capability and ballast weights removed before being transported to Omaka. Omaka Heritage Centre staff will continue to clean the aircraft and commence a maintenance programme set out by the RNZAF. It will eventually be displayed in the museum’s main complex.




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British Dylanologist Adam Bradford has released a ground-breaking book on iconic artist Bob Dylan. He is speaking in Blenheim tomorrow. By Damian George In a 1981 interview with American author Bill Flanagan, Bob Dylan said you can find out everything about him if you know where to look. British Dylanologist Adam Bradford took up that challenge. The London-based first century historian, who will hold a discussion on the legendary songwriter in Blenheim tomorrow, released a book six weeks ago detailing every one of Dylan’s lyrical sources from the last 30 years. It is entitled Out of the Dark Woods – Dylan, Depression and Faith: The Messages Behind the Music of Bob Dylan. “I’ve always known that he’s taken lyrics from different places, but I always felt there was a lot of material in his lyrics that hadn’t really been exposed – sources of lyrical inspiration that he has,” Bradford says of his own motivation for the book. “So I wanted to write a book that detailed every single textural source of Dylan from Infidels [1983] up to the present day.” His research has discovered what he says is never before published information about the artist during that period. “The thing that struck me the most in doing this research was two things about the album Time out Of Mind [1997],” he says. “The first is that it’s about his divorce, which wasn’t known at the time. “The second thing - and I really wasn’t

exp e ct i ng to see this - was evidence of illness – mental illness – in the lyrics. “ He’s ju st been divorced and he has gone into a depressive state, and that explains why he wasn’t able to write any original material between 1990 nursery rhymes [on the album Under The Red Sky] and 1997.” Bradford, a qualified doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, says he would not have been able to identify this evidence without his medical background. “There are a number of signs of clinical depression on Time Out of Mind.” To those who say some of Dylan’s lyrics are over-analysed muffle, Bradford offers this explanation: “It is, but when he’s writing a poem, he’s writing it in stanzas. “It’s not all meaningful. At least 50 per cent of it is there to rhyme with the other 50 per cent. He says Dylan’s two main sources of lyrical inspiration throughout his career have been two books in the bible – The Book of Revelation and The Song of Songs.

They also come from as far a field as Humphrey Bogart films, Civil War poets, Roman poets, and texts such as Huckleberry Finn, he says. He says there is a huge amount of groundbreaking information in the book. “Absolutely - all the stuff about the divorce from Carolyn Dennis, why the nursery rhymes were on Under The Red Sky, the depression stuff, and all of the lyrical inspiration from the Book of Revelations hasn’t been recognised before because we don’t look at Dylan’s lyrics from the perspective of biblical history.”

Bob Dylan Discussion Adam Bradford, Dylanologist, will hold a discussion on Bob Dylan in the Upper Room at Raupo restaurant in Blenheim from 7.30pm.

The Marlborough District Council is to conduct a review of its water quality management following a national report issued by the Auditor General’s Office. The report, which examined water quality in four regional council areas not including Marlborough, found water quality is sufficient by international standards but is also deteriorating. It calls for more standadrised methods of reporting water quality, and recommends regional councils develop better processes for responding to those results. Council environment committee chairman Peter Jerram says he is confident the council’s monitoring programme exceeds the requirements of the report, but it will revisit its policy anyway. “Freshwater is a highly valued commodity within Marlborough and we have an advanced monitoring regime in place,” he says. “Our monitoring does not suggest our water quality is deteriorating. “In fact, our last results indicate that water quality in most locations remains generally unchanged while in some cases, like the Rai and Pelorus, we have actually seen some improvement.”

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Grace says she cannot wait to get onto the Sydney waters. “Here, I sail twice a week, but only in the summer. “Over there, I will sail three or four times a week. And there are more people [on the water], and the water’s warm.” David says the family have been warmly welcomed by the Woollahra club members. “Australians are really supportive, they just really celebrate success,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl and you beat a boy, the parents will still come up and say well done to the kids.

Crime down 8.2 per cent Kaikoura Electorate MP Colin King has praised the drop in crime in the Tasman disrtict over the last year. Tasman District’s latest crime statistics show the number of recorded crimes dropped by 8.2 per cent per head of population on last year. Colin King Mr King says the result is a great one for the district considering crime dropped by just 1.6 per cent the previous year. “It reflects the hard work of

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By Damian George Blenheim 10-year-old Grace Hawtin is mad on sailing, so it is not surprising she is beaming at the prospect of pursuing her hobby in one of the sport’s most popular cities. Grace, with her parents David and Lianne, sister Charlotte [7] and brother Flynn [5], will leave Blenheim to set up life in Sydney at the end of the year. It is a move prompted in no small part by Grace’s exploits on the water to date, and David and Lianne’s desire to provide the young talent with a suitable location to further her development. Schooling opportunities for the three children was another factor, David says. “There are opportunities here [in Blenheim], but sailing in Sydney was just great,” David says of the family’s previous visits across the Tasman. “There are so many clubs, so much choice - you can sail in different events and against different people every weekend, whereas here there are just six or seven kids sailing.” The Witherlea School pupil spent three months sailing near the New South Wales capital recently, from November last year to January this year. That stint included an impressive showing in the International Optimist Australian Championships at Pittwater, north of Sydney, where she finished as the top 10-year-old. She also trained out of the Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay.

local police and National’s commitment to tackle crime and make families safer in their homes and communities,” he says. Mr King says the National government is delivering on its promise to put 600 extra police on the frontline by the end of the year. It is also improving the police tool kit by equipping frontline officers with more than 720 tasers and implementing new powers for police to deal with offenders.

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revving up The Marlborough Chapter of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club is holding its sixth annual Armistice Poker Run on November 12. It will be held at the Clubs of Marlborough car park on Alfred St, from 9am. Club spokesperson Sandy Henry says all motorcycles are welcome at the event.

Jail for crash scene fleer A logging contractor who crashed into a car and left the injured woman driver near Renwick in May has been sentenced to 12 months in jail. Rodney Bryant, 41, was also disqualified from driving for three years when he was sentenced in the Blenheim District Court yesterday. The injured woman was Glenys Parsons, 51, from Wairau Valley, who was confined to a wheelchair for a month after the incident after suffering a broken leg, ankle and ribs and spinal pain.

Train crash vicTim sTable A 20-year-old Christchurch man hit by a train in Blenheim on Sunday morning is in a stable condition in Wellington Hospital. Julian Broughan, raised in Kaikoura, suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries when he was hit by the freight train at the Blenheim train station at about 5.40am. A CT scan has shown he is clear of any brain injuries.

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Consents processed up - survey Marlborough was one of the top five busiest areas in New Zealand in handling resource consents in the 2010-11 year, a survey shows. The biennial survey of local authorities, issued by the Ministry for the Environment, measures councils’ performance working with the Resource Management Act. Marlborough District Council handled 1100 consent applications in the 12-month period to June 2011, just behind the Northland Regional Council and the Christchurch City Council and ahead of Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Tasman District Council. Marlborough also lifted its performance rate in the survey period by processing 95 per cent of all applications on time, up from just 53 per cent achieved 2007-08. The highest number of processed aplications [1934] was achieved in 2007-08. “I realise that was a period of boom which did put council staff under heavy pressure and that things are now much quieter but it’s still very satisfying to see the level of

service raised so significantly,” council hearing committee chairman David Dew says. A council spokesperson says the improvement is partly because of a change of approach from the council regulatory section which now requires more information when lodging an application. That was prompted by 2009 measures to streamline the Resource Management Act. Cr Dew says applicants can speed up the process even further by seeking more advice before an application is lodged. An extended timeframe was necessary for just 6 per cent of the applications submitted in Marlborough during the year. Council regulatory manager Hans Versteegh says Marlborough is consistently in the top five regions across New Zealand, processing as many applications as the Auckland and Wellington regions combined. That is because the area is a high resourece user, which deals with a lot of water and coastal permits, he says.

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Sun readers have their say... Q: Should the Speight’s Ale House be built on the proposed site at High Street?

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The plan looked quite nice in the paper. If the theatre isn’t going there, then yes, I’m all for it.

I think it would spoil the views. There are enough pubs as it is.

Yes - go ahead with it. Blenheim needs to get up to speed. The Speight’s Ale House has a great atmosphere.

It would be nice to see it on the riverside. It would be a great attraction, and would have lots of tourists stopping there as it has a great name for itself.

No, don’t put it there. It’s too much of a nice place to spoil.

No, I don’t want it there. It seems unfortunate to spoil something nice. The river is so lovely as it is.

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High flying dreams

“Believe in your dreams and they may come true. Believe in yourself and they WILL come true.” Celeste Lodewyk meets local man Travers Tennant who shares his journey in becoming an aircraft pilot and his recent achievement of flying a Piper Seneca IV (pictured) from America to Marlborough. Roaring above the mountain tops with the control of an aircraft resting within your hands is a scenario that many people have only dreamt of, but according to Marlborough Aero Club Chief Flight Instructor Travers Tennant, this can be a reality for anyone. Travers is a great example of someone having the determination to transform his dreams into physical reality, something he hopes will inspire others who also hope to gain their pilot’s license. His story begins as a small child living in his native home of Zimbabwe. His parents owned a game farm and once a year they would organise a helicopter to help capture the game. The helicopter would land on their front lawn which would delight Travers as he watched it come and go. “I remember getting very upset when it left without me,” he laughs. Travers’ father also flew him and his sister

to school which added to his love for flying. engined light aircraft half way around the This defining moment in Travers’ life was world last year. The plane was purchased by Blenheim one of many which helped to direct him to company RidgeAir, and as Travers is their where he is today. The Tennant family moved to Picton in part-time training and charter pilot, he was 2003 due to the political situation in Zim- given the opportunity to collect it from Kansas City, Missouri. babwe and Travers completed his From there he flew the final year of secondary school at “At that aircraft through to TorQueen Charlotte College. rance, California where The day his final school day moment I Travers stripped the back ended, his parents organised his seats out of it and replaced first trial flight to be taken with the knew my it with a large fuel tank Marlborough Aero Club. which had the capacity to Under the wing of then Chief career would carry 16 hours of fuel for Flying Instructor Kevin Wilkey, the long trip ahead. Travers experienced the first day be in aviation” He then began the jourof the rest of his life. “At that moment I knew my career would be ney on September 29, 2010 and arrived in in aviation, but I never thought that six years New Zealand on October 6, 2010. The small cabin space meant Travers and later I would have Kevin’s job,” he jokes. Today Travers can boast of having achieved his co-pilot had little room to stretch their his dream of becoming a pilot and more legs while flying up to 14.5 hours at a time. The ‘hairiest’ moment as he describes it, recently flying a Piper Seneca IV twin


was when they were flying over open ocean with five hours of fuel left, but a further seven hours of flight to go according to the GPS system. “Looking down there was only ocean below so that really got the heart going,” he laughs. “The winds changed and we managed to land with two hours of fuel left in the tank,” he says. Although Travers says he would jump at another overseas opportunity, he is content with his role at Marlborough Aero Club and looks forward to taking others like himself for their first flight. “I still remember the thrill of my first solo flight, it’s an unforgettable experience which leaves a smile on your face for weeks. “If I can pass my passion on to others and help them to achieve their own dreams of flying, then it makes my job even more worthwhile,” he smiles.

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Marlborough Women in Profiling Business Women




Alissa Baker Senior hairstylist Alissa Baker’s journey into the industry first began with a love for hair, and today she is still as excited about her career as she was the first day she began. Alissa joined the Maisie’s Beauty Salon four months ago and says every day feels like she has fulfilled her career ambition. “I have always known I wanted to work in the hairdressing industry and it’s been something I have worked hard towards, so now every day is more rewarding than the last,” she says. Alissa studied at the Nelson Marlborough


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Institute of Technology and completed a three year apprenticeship locally to become qualified. After a three month holiday in Australia, Alissa returned and joined the Maisie’s Beauty Salon team. Nestled in a country setting on the outskirts of Blenheim, Maisie’s Beauty Salon offers clients a relaxed and comfortable location to enjoy their pampering. “I love meeting new people and it makes me happy to know they feel great when they leave, and my hours are flexible so clients can see me at times which are convenient to them,” she says. Alissa specialises in all areas of hair styling from perming through to colouring, and bookings for weddings are available.

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in a number of roles including assistant quantity surveyor and building site supervisor. When the opportunity arose to work for Peter Ray Homes, both Donna and Rowan jumped into the role of management before being offered a franchise to purchase. “During visits to Christchurch we often took the time to walk through the company’s show homes and found that we like the look and feel of them. “So when the franchise became available we knew it was the perfect opportunity for us,” she says. Being a woman in the building business enables her to use her ‘woman’s perspective’ for the finer details when assisting clients with their design requests. “I invite you to contact me today to discuss how we can make your dream home a reality.”

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Judith Manning After finishing a job in Blenheim, Judith began working for The Good Life Garden Services. When the opportunity arose to purchase the business she was more than happy to take over. “I have around 45 regular customers who offer a variety of work from elderly to business owners, through to one-off jobs for people needing urgent help with their gardens. “The work is enjoyable, but I would say the customer relationships you build are also very rewarding. “We work hard to deliver what our customers want with all work carried out by professional, honest, reliable and friendly women,” she says. The Good Life Garden Services specialises in all gardening maintenance including pruning, weeding, spraying and planting.

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A passion for gardening has proven to be a successful tool for Picton business owner Judith Manning. Judith purchased The Good Life Garden Services nearly four years ago and is proud of the fact that it employs all women with similar enthusiasm for horticulture as herself. “Everyone on my team are keen gardeners so really we are doing what we love,” she says. Judith’s background in the horticulture industry includes a science biology degree which she has used in various roles within Marlborough.

family business,” she says. To date Williams Brothers Blenheim (2011) Ltd has enjoyed a successful history in Marlborough for around 50 years, something Luana and Mike plan to continue. “With Mike’s experience in the super yacht industry (in both captaining and building) and my background in sales, importing and exporting, we plan to continue offering the same quality and service,” she says. The business specialises in kitchen fittings and design and boasts of having four additional staff, many of whom have been with the business for a number of years. To compliment her role within the business, Luana is studying toward qualifications in bathroom and kitchen design. “Call in and see us in our showroom at 59 David Street Blenheim.”


Donna Lee Donna Lee, co-owner of Marlborough’s Peter Ray Homes franchise is a woman with a passion for turning people’s dreams into reality. Donna and her husband Rowan are the sole owners and operators of their business which has been established in the region for four years. With a background in the service industry, Donna has always had an interest in the home renovation and design industry, which led her to study for a National Diploma of Quantity Surveying. With her qualification in hand Donna was drawn into the commercial building industry working

It’s an exciting time for business owner Luana Ragg who, along with her husband Mike officially took possession of Blenheim based Williams Brothers Blenheim (2011) Ltd on September 22. Hailing from the bright lights of Auckland, Luana is relatively new to Marlborough, having relocated here from Australia where they were based while husband Mike captained a super yacht for 6 years. “Aside from the business we travelled extensively, but after the birth of our son we decided it was time to come home. “Mike was born in Marlborough so we decided to relocate here for a lifestyle change and to purchase a

Judith Manning Ph: 573 6275 or 021 022 73250

Koru Institute of Training and Education With a busy family, three businesses to run, directorships and a massive ex­ tended family, Mo­ nique Gemmell still puts her heart and soul into her job. She is Chief Executive of the Koru Institute of Training and Education (KITE) and a self employed Career Practitioner. Monique enjoys working with people and expressed that the people side of the job is very important to her. “Everything I do relates to helping people.”

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At KITE, the team helps people in various ways from tertiary education, career plan­ ning, employment opportunities, youth at risk and whatever else is needed to be done. “At KITE we have a great team who can adapt to the individual needs.” Monique is also completing her Master’s de­ gree in Maori development and Maori edu­ cation in Wellington. The success of KITE has been recognised through the achievement of the Business Ex­ cellence awards for Marlborough for 2006 and 2008 and the National Mana Maori South Island Best Business Award for 2007.

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Becky Wiseman Sending an email to family and friends may be ‘quick and easy’ for many, but Blenheim woman Becky Wiseman believes that sending handwritten greeting cards is more fun and adds a personal touch. Becky is an independent seller of the stunning Phoenix Trading Stationary range which includes everything from greeting cards, postcards, gift wrap and jotter pads to accessories and gifts. The UK company was established in New Zealand around four years ago and from the moment it arrived, Becky has been enthusiastic about sharing it with others.

“The range is stunning with cards for all occasions including Christmas which is fast approaching. The prices are also fantastic and are roughly half the price of retail stores,” she says. What makes the stationary so special is that it is environmentally friendly, made from sustainable forests, no chlorine is used in the printing and money is raised annually for charity, including here in Marlborough. “For the past two years I have been able to give donations to Hospice Marlborough, making it a fun way to raise money for local charities,” she says. Shopping for stationary has never been so easy, simply visit Becky’s website at www. phone her to request a catalogue or to make a time to view her home based shop.

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Justine Hunter “You dream it, we will provide it above and beyond all expectations,” says The Winery Riverlands Restaurant venue manager Justine Hunter. With an abundance of enthusiasm and passion for her work, Justine is relishing her role which sees her combine her two loves – hospitality and people. After being introduced to hospitality at a young age, Justine went on to train as a commercial artist, something she says has complimented her role as venue manager. “I have a keen eye for detail and am constantly

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looking at customer’s needs. It’s all about making them feel like they are the most important people in the world,” she says. Justine’s hospitality experience has continued to grow over the years which includes a 13-year period spent catering within the defence services for high profile functions. She has now lived in Marlborough for 18 years and has enjoyed various roles within the hospitality industry, including her most recent role with The Winery Riverlands Restaurant. “I couldn’t be more excited about working here, the staff are wonderful and we are very fortunate to have celebrated chef Julie Robinson working with us. “Our venue speaks for itself, so to find out what we have and how we can cater for you, call in and see us,” she says.

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Watching someone learn to use a computer for the first time in their lives is a hugely rewarding feeling for information technology specialist Michaela Milnes. Michaela is one of four directors of Blenheim’s pcMedia, Marlborough’s Computer Specialists, and her role of workshop manager enables her to share her enthusiasm for IT with Marlborough home users. She has been with the business for more than a year now, which has been a welcome change of direction, she says. “My background has been in retail manage-

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What makes Anne so successful is not only having the ongoing support of her team mates, but also the desire to help anyone – regardless! “I am not a judgmental person and am very open and willing to help anyone. I don’t judge books by their covers and I enjoy meeting new people. “This, combined with the incredible support I receive from Mark Stevenson and Owen Norrish, two of the most professional agents in their own rights, enables me to be successful in this industry,” she says. Anne’s hard work has been nationally recognised for many years, placing her as First National Group (NZ)’s number two agent in the top of the south region, and 11th nationally w for the 2010 financial year.

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Becoming a ‘woman in business’ has been a life long goal of Ang Nicholls, one that she realised recently after opening her Renwick based hair salon, Cabello Hair & Beauty. Ang, who was raised in Marlborough has been in the hairdressing industry for eight years which included a management role in a Christchurch salon. After returning to Blenheim she decided to expand on her knowledge and passion for colours by doing a painting apprenticeship. “Working with colour and creating change is something I really enjoy.

Jenny Francis Accessman’s equipment includes Knucklebooms, Scissorlifts and Cherrypickers. “One area of the business which is growing more every day is the use of our EWP’s to replace fixed scaffolding. “The biggest advantage of dealing with us is that the equipment is delivered on site and put in its place in minutes, and removed the same way,” she says. While Accessman specialises in the commercial sector, householders too can benefit from the safety and convenience of the equipment. “It can help them safely clean gutters, access roofs and trim tall hedges and trees. Safety is our priority,” she says. It has now been three years since Jenny and Colin purchased their business which has since seen an increase in their fleet to further service the needs of Marlborough.

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“This translated well into my hairdressing as you work with colours everyday, but best of all was seeing the change in people and how happy they are with their new hairstyle,” she says. Since opening her salon in August, Ang has been inundated with positive feedback on the look and feel of her salon. “Clients in particular love how spacious the salon is, often commenting on how comfortable and relaxed they feel.” Another of Ang’s goals is to open a beauty room in her salon which has been set for October 12. “Just a reminder to everyone that our beauty services will be up and running, and we will be offering everything from waxing, tinting and massage through to nail work.” “Call in and see our friendly team here at Cabello,” Ang says.

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For more than 20 years, Blenheim woman Jenny Francis has been dedicated to working in the service industry. Her business which she owns with husband Colin is the Accessman franchise for Marlborough which specialises in hiring elevated work platforms (EWP’s). Jenny is not only a smiling face which greets customers at their Main Street premise, she also manages the administration side of the business, marketing and hire bookings. Often Jenny is seen helping out with pick up hires from the yard, but says the deliveries are “left to the guys”.

ment prior to joining pcMedia, but it was my husband who encouraged me to pursue IT. “I have always been interested in the industry so when the opportunity to buy into the business became available I jumped at it. I have enjoyed every minute since,” she says. Michaela’s role sees her working with home users, from having computers designed and built onsite through to teaching them how to use them. “We make sure customers have the right tools and knowledge rather than them buying a computer that’s more advanced and expensive than what they need – it’s the whole package,” she says. For anyone wanting to know more about what pcMedia can do for you, call in and meet the team.

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Jane Briggs In 2004, Jane Briggs opened Evolve in Picton’s High Street. Back then, Jane spent part of her year travelling overseas, buying hand crafted quality furniture, artworks, clothing and giftware, direct from artisans and crafts people . In the last year, Jane’s focus has “evolved” into sourcing beautiful ladies clothing in New Zealand and she has opened two new shops, one in Picton and one more recently in Wynen Street, Blenheim. Jane now uses her appreciation of quality to fill her shops with stunning clothing, accessories and giftware, with a focus

on New Zealand made & designed lines. For Jane, it’s all about what looks good on a woman and what’s practical, affordable and great to wear. It’s about good quality cloth, pure silks and cottons to keep her customers cool in the summer and rich wools to keep them just right in the winter. It’s also about clothing in short runs, so that her customers get to feel like individuals. Jane’s second shop, ‘Boutique Evolve’ in Blenheim has been Jane’s chance to offer quality boutique clothing to Marlborough ladies, who don’t get the chance to visit her Picton shop. As a mum of two teenage boys, Jane understands how busy life can be for women in today‘s world, so the new shop is perfect for all those ladies who need convenience and who want something lovely to wear.


Wednesday October 5, 2011

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Festival set to wheel off It is that time of year again when Renwick hosts one of its most anticipated festivals – the Renwick School (and friends) Festival of Wheels on Sunday, October 30. This year’s event will again be hosted at the Geisen Sports and Events Centre and recreation grounds where there will be non-stop action throughout the day. And of course adding to the excitement, Renwick School will also be celebrating a momentous occasion – the school’s 150th Jubilee. The Jubilee will commence on October 28 with celebrations running through to October 30 to coincide with the Festival of Wheels. The Festival is the school’s annual fundraiser and although previous years have been hugely successful, there are more displays, competitions and entertainment for the whole family. Kicking off at 11am, make sure you don’t miss out on this “wheely, wheely fun” day out. Right: Vicki Harrison Jones invites the community to come along and enjoy a fantastic day out on October 30.

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Renwick School has a very rich and proud heritage dating back to its establishment in 1861. This year teachers, past and present pupils and their families and friends will come together to celebrate a historic moment – the school’s 150th Jubilee. This long anticipated celebration will also co-incide with the Renwick School (and friends) Festival of Wheels on October 30 at the Giesen Sports and Events Centre and recreation grounds. The Jubilee commences on Friday, October 28 with celebrations running through to Sunday, October 30.

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Renwick School Principal Simon Heath with Year 2 student Claudia StewartCameron. The school’s staff and students are eagerly looking forward to the school’s 150th Jubilee and their annual Festival of Wheels.

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 Dave Taylor gets help from his daughter Lilly to plant trees at Seymour Kindergarten.

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at Pollard Park  Alichia and son Evers Thomas were by Maree Barton Photo . ther toge enjoying the sunshine

 Sophie Lampe (Back) , Lucy and Ruby Price (fro nt) at Pollard Park playing on the slide. Pho to by Maree Barton

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 Ashwood Retirement Park resident Betty Fleming turned 102 last Wednesday.

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HOLDAWAY: Marty, Carla, Sharae and Kayse are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their wee girl and boy Rayne 5lb 13oz, and Reon 6lb, born on 7th of September 2011. Big thank you to Ruth and Dr Crampton. Photo provided

MASON: Mandy is happy to announce the arrival of Jacob Emerson. Born 23rd September at 6.30pm by C Section. 9lb. Special thanks to Ruth, Angela, Helen Crampton, Mum, Ari and Kayla. Photo provided

SANTOS COOKSON: Many years of faithful prayers by friends and family around the world have finally been answered with the safe arrival of Anna Amélia (2.89kg 6lb 2oz) on 21st September. Christopher and Rosimeire would like to thank everyone who has helped bring our small miracle into the world. HALE: Floyd, Hayley, and very excited big sisters Willow and Ivy are proud to announce the arrival of Hudson John Hale on 26th September. The final edition to our happy family. Thanks to the staff in the Theatre, and the lovely ladies on the Maternity Ward. And a very big extra thanks to Melissa Scalera and Shona Wills, you’re both amazing.

BIRTLES: Nathan and Gena would like to share the exciting news of the arrival of their precious wee girl, Leni Ava. Born on 14th September, weighing 7lb 11oz. A special thank you to Helen Crampton, Shona Wills and the awesome team in both Theatre and the Maternity ward. Photo provided. COUCH: Kimberley and family are delighted to announce the early but safe arrival of tiny wee girl Kamryn-Jae (4lb 5oz) on Wednesday 7th September at Wellington Hospital. A much anticipated super cute cousin for proud Kynan. Special thank you to the staff in Blenheim especially Shona, Helen and Lyndsay for the weekly monitoring and support. To all the staff in Wellington, especially the “Tuohy Team” for the regular heart monitoring, the NICU ward, Life Flight and Ronald McDonald House. Gold Stars to all family and friends for their efforts, love and support throughout this time. We are finally home, healthy and starting our next adventure. Photo provided.

KUMASAKE: Maki and Richard would like to welcome to the world Lyuta James on 26th September 2011. 3.47am weighing 3480gms. Thanks to midwife Tash, Marion and all the staff on Maternity Ward. “Lyuta Kun Matteta yo”.

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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

CRISPIN, Naomi Pearl (Pearl), (nee Boyd): On 2 October 2011, peacefully, with her family, at Hospice Marlborough Blenheim. Aged 80 years. Much loved mother and motherin-law of Marcia and Brian Conroy, dearly loved Nan of Shane, Tanya, Toni, and Lee, Great Nan of Dylan, Brandon, Jamie and Yasman; Michael; Sam, and Nicola; Jake, Harry, Liam, and Aiden, loved great great grandmother and loved daughter of the late Ernie and Elsie Boyd. Messages to 76A McLauchlan St Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to P O Box 411 Blenheim 7240. A service for Pearl will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts Blenheim, at 1 pm Friday 7 October followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

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Get Your Dog The Snip Prevent unwanted puppies! SPCA urges owners to de-sex their dogs. Talk to your vet and budget ahead.

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

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: 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

Renwick Market Every Tuesday 10am - 2pm High Street, Renwick. $3 per bag on clothes & shoes. Come and get a bargain.

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 9.00am - 12noon. 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 579 4353.


community services Marlborough After Hours GP Ser vices: 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 9am-3pm. 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. Every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Ross 578 5896. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am-4pm / Tue, Thurs 9.303pm.


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. M a r l b o ro u g h Fa m i ly 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. Seddon Health Clinic M o n d a y 10 a m -1p m ; Wednesday 5pm-7pm;. For an appointment Ph 575 7757. After hours: Marlborough GP Services: Reception: 520 6377. Office: 520 9980.


DAVIDSON, Hugh Murray (Murray): On October 1, 2011, peacefully at his Kaikoura home. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of Marie, loved father and father-in-law of Nicki and Owen, Peter and Mayumi, Liane and Andrew, Ross and Michelle and loved by all his grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of the late John, Helen and Bruce, Ray and the late Colleen. Messages to P.O. Box 80, Kaikoura. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

THOMPSON, Ella Noelene (Noelene), (nee Fotheringham): On October 1, 2011, peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 85 years. Loving wife of Ian for 64 years, loved mother of Daphne, Phil and Jo, and Celia; Nana to Lana and Matt, and Nigel; Oma to Jordan and Great Nana to Emily, Ryan and Alex. Friend of Yvonne, Jodi, Tayla and Jordyn. Special thanks to the staff at Ashwood for all their care over recent years. Messages to The Thompson Family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Noelene will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, cnr Percy and Arthur Streets, at 11am, Wednesday October 5. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

OSWALD, Adelaide Constance: Reg. No. 19251 WWII, on September 29, 2011 at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. In her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Matthew and loved mother and mother-in-law of Marianne and Geoffrey, Robert and Trish, Elizabeth and Andrew. Loved Grandmother of Libby and Cullam, George, Hamish and Jane, Anthony and Charlotte, Jeremy and Alice, Matthew and Joshua, and Great-Grandmother of Sophie. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

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International Baby Loss Day A public remembrance service will be held on October 15th at Geoffery T Sowman Funeral Directors, 14 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim, at 6pm in the Sowman lounge. You may wish to bring a photo, poem or something in memory of your baby to share in the service. A balloon release and light refreshments will follow. Contact Anna Simpson 57 77765

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• 10th October - 16th October - Library display • Tuesday 11th October - Fun Walk Lower quail trail, from 11am. Main Wither Hills carpark, • Wednesday 12th October - Open Day Care Marlborough 10am-4pm, 26 Percy Street, 578 0302. Morning - cooking class and sketch group. Afternoon - Poetry session For more information call SF Marlborough, 4 Scott Street, Blenheim Phone (03) 577 5491 Email:

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Part-time position (15-20 hrs to be negotiated) We require: • A commitment of empathy for people with a mental health issue. • Good written/verbal communication skills • Accountability and confidentiality a must • Previous Not-for-profit Organisation work experience desired • Commitment to attend training. Please apply in writing before 4pm 07/10/2011 to: Attn Katrina Martin C.A.R.E. Marlborough 26 Percy Street, Blenheim 7201 Enquiries telephone Katrina on 578 0302

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Coaching Vacancies We currently have vacancies for inspiring coaches and managers for various representative teams this season. We are seeking coaches with dedication, skills and passion for the game. Vacancies: U15 Girls & Boys - coach & manager for each Seddon Shields Tournament, 19-20 November, Canterbury, Marlborough & Kaikoura matches, 11 December U17 Girls & Boys / U19 Boys Coach & manager for each Seddon Shields Tournament 19-20 November

Men & Women - coach & manager for each Seddon Shields 19-20 November and Jefferies & Jubilee Cup, 3-4 December 2011.

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Flexibility is a must, as well as reliability. You’ll be able to think on your feet and have a positive attitude. Ideally, you will have Trade customer service experience. A full and clean Drivers Licence is essential. So, if you think you have what it takes to be a Sales Team Member – then please send your application to Jane Roberts at Please quote TR004 on your application and confirmation you can work on a Sunday to Thursday roster. Jane Roberts, HR Mitre10 MEGA Marlborough PO Box 67, Blenheim 7240

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SONGBIRDS: The Tempo choir performed to an impressed crowd last Friday night at the Wesley Centre. Photo supplied.

Up-Tempo display An incredible display of Marlborough’s musically talented youth gave a large and appreciative audience something to talk about when they performed at Tempo’s concert on Friday night. Three guest artists and over 20 talented young people gave some outstanding performances to the capacity crowd at the Wesley Centre. Although themed as “Classical”, the range of ages, abilities and genre of music performed resulted in a pleasing and interesting variety concert.

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Weepu needs to get 10 jersey All Blacks coaches have been heavily criticised in the past for selecting players “out of position” in World Cups, but, dare I say it, Wellington playmaker Piri Weepu needs to play at No 10 for New Zealand in the remainder of this year’s tournament. The worst nightmare for All Blacks fans eventuated on Saturday when the one thing which could seriously derail the All Blacks’ tilt at a first World Cup in 24 years happened – an injury to Daniel Carter. It is a potentially catastrophic blow not only because Carter is clearly the best first five-eighth in the world, but also because of the obvious daylight between him and back-up Colin Slade. Slade is a good rugby player, a

very good one at that. But he is also seriously underdone, lacking in confidence and not up to the task, at this stage, of running an All Blacks backline in the knockout stages of a World Cup. The Canterbury No 10 was picked ahead of Manawatu’s Aaron Cruden in the initial 30-man squad this year despite playing just three games for the Highlanders in the Super 15 due to two broken jaws. A scratchy performance in the All Blacks’ first-up win against Fiji in July was followed by an error-ridden outing against South Africa in Port Elizabeth a month later, albeit alongside a largely second-string All Blacks XV. Subsequently, his performance

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against Japan ‘B’ in New Zealand’s second match of the current World Cup reflected a man severely lacking in confidence. His game against Canada on Sunday was again a mixture of good and bad, some laboured and inaccurate passing a feature of that. Weepu, a 53-test veteran with flawless decision-making, astute vision and accurate goalkicking) has shown this season he is more than capable with a ‘10’ on his back. I feel the selectors will not go with Weepu – partly because he is also currently New Zealand’s best halfback – but I know which way I would go.

North Island champ targets nationals >judo By Damian George Champion Blenheim judo fighter Sophie Warburton has set herself some lofty goals, and her quest towards them continues on Sunday as she builds for this month’s national championships in Auckland. The 13-year-old green belt recently claimed the North Island Judo title in her category and won gold in the senior girls’ age-group at the preceding South Island Championships. She currently trains four times a week – twice in Blenheim, once in Havelock and once in Kaikoura – and is determined to push herself as far as she can go. “My ultimate goal is to get into the Oceania team in maybe two years, and get my black belt by the time I’m 16,” she says. Coach David Foley says Sophie is one of the most talented fighters

to come through the club since he joined in the 1980s. “In my time, she’s the first one first one who’s brought gold here to Blenheim from the North Island Champs. “She’s just got the natural instinct and she’s improving all the time.” He says the national championships, to be held on October 29 and 30, will provide Sophie with her biggest challenge yet. “She’s fighting three girls in Auckland she Sophie Warburton hasn’t fought against Sophie has a chance to fineyet – that’s going to be tune her skills in the Central a challenge. “I’m hoping she just has the Districts Area Training Day on little edge and comes back with Sunday involving clubs from the gold from the New Zealand West Coast, Motueka, Nelson, Pelorus, Blenheim and Kaikoura. Champs.”

Club looks to continue success >athle tics By Damian George The Marlborough Children’s Athletics Club is looking to build on a successful 2010-11 season as this year’s competition gets underway with a muster today. Marlborough’s young athletes produced some encouraging performances for the club last season, most notably the breaking of a 30-year-old 400m record by nineyear-old Torban Otway. President Stephanie Southey says she and the club’s committee, in its first year in charge last season, are confident of further success in 2011-12. “I think we’re in a good place,” she says.

“We certainly built on numbers last year from what we had the previous year and all indications are there will be a bit more growth this year as well.” This year will feature some changes to the competition’s format. A new ‘Run, Jump, Throw’ circuit programme for five and six-year-olds will be introduced to eliminate wait time between events in that age-group. For the first time, 15-year-olds will be included in the weekly competition, at the request of Athletics NZ, somehting which Mrs Southey is excited about. “We tend to lose athletes at that age because they’re not quite old enough to compete in the senior

grade and they drop off,” she says. “Athletics NZ wants us to include them and also to have them racing with 13 and 14-year-olds to create ‘meaningful competition’.” She says the committee has been working hard to attract young athletes as the season approaches. Weekly competition commences on October 26, and is held every Wednesday at Athletic Park. The club breaks for Christmas on December 21 and returns on February 1. Marlborough Children’s Athletics Muster today, 5.30 - 6.30pm athletic Park, Blenheim Bring birth certificate if not previously registered

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Blenheim club aiming high >taek wondo

By Damian George The Blenheim Olympic Taekwondo Club wants to back up its success in the recent South Island Championships with another strong showing in Saturday’s Top of The South tournament. The club claimed nine medals, including four golds, at the South Island event in Christchurch in June, a promising sign ahead of its next assignment this weekend. Although labelled a Top of the South tournament, the competition at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 will involve contestants from Christchurch,

Timaru and Dunedin, and possibly from the lower North Island. “We’re hoping to do quite well, we’ve got some pretty good little fighters,” club president Tim Western says. ‘It’s the same group of kids who went to the South Island tournament, so we’re aiming to go well again.” The Blenheim club will account for 10 of the more than 150 competitors at the event. Among the Blenheim club’s hopefuls will be Tim’s 11-year-old son Jack Western, who recently won a gold medal at the national championships in Wellington. The tournament will feature fighters from age seven and up.

Marathon effort Sun reporter Celeste Lodewyk takes on fitness challenge For those who know me, training for the New World Marlborough Marathon is as far out of my comfort zone as is writing about my own personal weight loss goal. But in the hope of inspiring others I will be writing a weekly blog sharing my ups and downs as I prepare for the 10.1km run/walk on December 3. Myself, along with my colleagues Maree Barton and Damian George, will be participating in the Life Education Trust’s ‘Team Harold’ to help raise money so the Trust can continue offering local schools their educational services. How this all began for me: After the birth of my daughter twoand-a-half years ago I succumbed to my love of sweets and dislike of exercise. Work, parenting and general home life had taken over ‘me time’, but this year I set myself an ambitious, yet achievable challenge to lose 30kgs. I began the first leg of my journey visiting Weight Watchers where I lost 6kg in six weeks, then continued

on under the watch f ul a nd strict supervision Celeste Lodewyk of Kustom Fitness personal trainer Brayden Graham. Brayden is not only helping me with my weight loss, but is also preparing me for December‘s marathon. To date it has been 12 weeks since I began my weight loss and I have managed to shed 10kg. This is only the beginning though. I plan to continue with my weekly sessions with Kustom Fitness, regular walks/jogs up the Wither Hills and healthy eating - all the while balancing work and a busy family life. It’s a tough challenge but one I am embracing. I will keep you posted weekly. PS: Anyone willing to sponsor myself, Maree or Damian are welcome to contact us at the Sun office.

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

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CENTENARIAN: May Rice was thrilled to celebrate an incredible milestone last Friday, her 100th birthday. Aside from a visit from her great grand daughter Madison Lammas (pictured), she also enjoyed an afternoon with around 80 family members at the weekend. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

By Les Whiteside The rugby world cup has had it highlights, but one of the big pluses has been meeting people attending this World Cup. Last Friday while having a quiet beer at The Cornerstone bar, we witnessed this special rugby occasion. Seeing a group of locals,” The Hat Club”, Mark Brown,Brent Marshall, Ian Wiffin, Dave Murray, Al Campbell, Brian Roughan and David Clarke get behind the Russian rugby team IT’S A MARk: Australian Mark Baillee (left) shares a joke with “the Bears” with Rus- local Hat club member Mark Brown. sian ushanka hats and conversation. As it turned out the four shirts and having a Australians were in Blenheim because one compulsory vodka. Great to see! Then when four Australians walked into of them Mark Bailee had won an Australthe Cornerstone, just as they were pulling ian wide competition with Mastercard, on their Russian jerseys, the applause, (one of the major sponsors for this RWC). Mark, to the delight of his friends had boo’s and general joking erupted. They all quickly mingled in conversation won airfares, accommodation, game tickets and sundry expenses for four to discuss the RWC. All were going to Nelson for the weekend people to attend every Australian game encounter between Australia and Russia. plus all finals tickets. Mark told The Sun his prize was worth Unable to resist the urge of all this camaraderie I too got involved with the more than $130,000 Australian.

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