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Building success Thomas Peter has won third place in the 2011 Apprentice of the Year competition.

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Special effort Special Olympian Christopher Rae has won a further three gold medals at the New Zealand Winter Games.

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In the spotlIght: helen and Ron harris with their District Commander’s Awards recognising more than 60 years of combined service to Marlborough police. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

Couple honoured Couple’s long service to community recognised

Blitzing the field Callum Saunders has produced an event first at the Cuddon two-day cycling tour of Marlborough.

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By Damian George Awatere Valley woman Helen Harris’ first involvement with emergency services was running messages between Marlborough Boys’ College and Redwoodtown School for Civil Defence as a 14-year-old. Today, she and husband Ron are celebrating being awarded a District Commander’s Commendation by the Tasman Police District

recognising more than 60 years combined service to Marlborough’s support services. Ron and Helen, who have been heavily involved in leadership roles supporting Marlborough police, Search and Rescue and Rural Fire Authority, were presented with the accolade by Marlborough area police commander Inspector Steve Caldwell last week. Helen says she and Ron were humbled to

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receive the awards, having worked behind the scenes for such a long time. “We all have to play our part [in the community], and we’re just playing a part in the background that people aren’t aware of,” she says. “It does make you realise that somebody appreciates the hours of volunteer work you have put in over the years.” Continued Page 3.


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Russian Rugby World Cup squad member Alexander Yanyushkin boards the Russian team bus yesterday as the squad leaves for New Plymouth ahead of its first match of the tournament against USA tomorrow. Blenheim’s adopted team will return on Friday, before leaving for Nelson on Sunday ahead of its second match of the tournament against Italy two days later. Russia holds its second public training session at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park on Saturday, from 10.30am until 12pm. Its other pool matches are against Ireland and Australia on September 25 and October 1 respectively.

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Local couple honoured From Page 1. The pair has an extensive portfolio on which the awards were based. Ron stepped down from his role as deputy section leader for the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications [AREC] only this year, and was fire warden from the Taylor Pass to the sea during the 1980s and 1990s. He played a major role during the destructive fire in the Dashwood area, known as the ‘Dumgree fire’, in 1987, and another important role in the Boxing Day fires which hit the region in 2000. After obtaining his amateur radio licence in the late 1970s, Ron became involved with civil defence, search and rescue, and natural disasters operations. Helen says Ron used to be away for three to five days on occasions during searches in the days before helicopters were employed. Helen has been coordinator of Awatere Valley’s Rural Support for 24 years, and was secretary/treasurer of AREC for 15 years. She obtained her amateur radio

licence in 1987, and has played a key organisational role during searches and fires. As a 16-year-old, Helen was involved in fundraising for Marlborough Search and Rescue’s first radios. Ron has been involved with emergency services for 35 years, and Helen for more than 25. “The best part is knowing that you’re helping people because, whatever you’re doing, you are helping people, and you’re trying to provide a support service in your community,” Helen says. “I must admit I am looking for somebody to take over some of the jobs now.” The Tasman Police District praised Ron and Helen for their dedication, professionalism, outstanding service and loyalty to the Awatere community. The authority says their dedication has saved many lives and the community owes them “a debt of gratitude”. Helen’s contribution to neighbourhood support has made the Awatere community a safer place to live, the certificate reads.

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ownership is going to the council for advice on where to go from here,” he said. The group’s attendance at the meeting came as a surprise to some of the hall committee members who told the Sun they are now seeking legal advice. “We are trying to move on and organise a revamp of the hall but things like this show us that there are people who want us out of the way so they can get what they want,” said hall committee member Rata Harper. “Because you don’t get your own way doesn’t mean you have the right to take people out of the committee, so we will be fighting this every step of the way,” she said.


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NZ’s biggest tele an eye-catcher By Damian George You may fancy watching the Rugby World Cup final on New Zealand’s biggest television, but you will need $70,000 to do so. One of only three in New Zealand, the 103-inch Panasonic television, the largest available for purchase in New Zealand, is on display at Smiths City Blenheim until Monday. The television itself tours the

country for various exhibitions and is not normally for sale, but Panasonic technicians can custom-build and install the model for customers. Smiths City manager Matt Rainbow says staff are excited to have the attraction instore. “From my understanding, it’s been to Blenheim just once before, at Harvey Norman. “The guys here are pretty


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property revaluations underway The three-yearly revaluation of all properties within the Marlborough district is underway. The valuation review is conducted for the council by Quotable Value Limited - the country’s largest independent valuation and property information company. It is expected the District Valuation Rolls with the new information will be available for public inspection at council offices in Blenheim and Picton by September 23.

Former picton man hailed a hero A former Picton volunteer firefighter is being hailed a hero after rescuing two children from a burning home in Australia on Saturday. John Hydes, who now lives in Point Cook, Melbourne, crawled through his neighbour’s burning house and smashed a window to rescue the children just before the roof of the house collapsed. The 34-year-old ship’s engineer has been nominated for a state bravery award.

happy Feet missing After months of specialist care and tens of thousands of dollars of donations, the world-famous Happy Feet is feared dead just five days after his release. The emperor penguin’s transmitter stopped sending a signal on Friday. It is possible the penguin became whale-fodder, as orca and leopard seals are the main predators of emperor penguins. It is also possible his transmitter, attached to his feathers with superglue, has fallen off.

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Award for Blenheim builder By Damian George Blenheim builder Thomas Peter has scored himself some brand new tools after winning third place in the Upper South Island Registered Master Builders 2011 Apprentice of the Year competition. The Pacific Architects & Engineers NZ [PAENZ] employee impressed the judges with his work in the recent upgrade of Tuamarina School. The upgrade involved building two new classrooms and making alterations and additions to the administration building. Following his initial application outlining his role in the project, the 22-year-old then had to walk the three judges through the site in a 45-minute interview. The third-year apprentice says

he was stoked with the achievement given he was up against some people who were already qualified builders. “It’s a real confidence-booster. I can now sort of sit back and say ‘well, I know what I’m doing’.” Mr Peter says he plans to use his building skills overseas once he is qualified, but will probably return to Marlborough in the future. The prize pack he won contained Stanley gear including a tool bag, hand saw, chizel set, wrecking bar and various other tools. Representatives from the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) and Carters were involved in the selection process.

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Two years jail for seal basher A 20-year-old Marlborough man who beat seals to death with a galvanised pole near Kaikoura late last year has been sentenced to two years jail. Jason Trevor Godsiff, from Renwick, was sentenced in the Blenheim District Court yesterday. He had previously admitted wilfully illtreating the protected seals at Ohau Point, near Kaikoura. A charge of possession of an offensive

weapon was dropped. Co-accused Jamaal Peter Roy Large, 36, from the Wairau Valley, has denied the charges, and his court case remains ongoing. Thirteen female seals and two bulls were beaten to death in the attack while others had injuries which appeared to be inflicted. Some were just a few days old. The Department of Conservation [DOC] declined to comment on the sentence.

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Airport re-branded The re-branding of Blenheim’s airport as Marlborough Airport, Blenheim is scheduled to be done today and tomorrow. The Marlborough District Council announced earlier this year it would rename the airport, as Marlborough was the most widely recognised destination for overseas travellers. It also underlined the

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Sun readers have their say... Q: What are you most looking forward to in the Rugby World Cup?

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Part of the MMP “problem” is the public has not fully understood the two-vote system and the freedom it gives the voter. A significant number do not understand the party vote is 100 percent independent of the candidate vote. So a voter can vote for any party and then for any candidate. I sense a strong public feeling that National and Labour are simply seen as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb. MMP does give you another option. Tony Orman Blenheim

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Dear Editor, Last night at a supposedly closed committee meeting a mob of people turned up unexpectedly and late supported by Councillor Maher. They gate-crashed a closed meeting. The meeting was to discuss the Canterbury Community Trust money sitting in the Renwick School assets for 3 years and the ownership of the hall. This group should: 1) not have been allowed in 2) not have been allocated to speak as they clearly only represented one side. A motion to disband a democratically and constitutionally elected committee only a couple of months ago was

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Paving innovations gets tick of approval When it comes to outdoor renovation projects, nothing is more important than getting the job done right and on time. This was the case for Blenheim couple Mike and Kathy Besley who had an old concrete deck in need of repair. After looking at a number of different systems, Mike contacted Paul Roughan at Paving Innovations. Paul took Mike to view finished paving job to give Mike an idea of what he could offer. “This was a huge deciding factor in choosing Paving Innovations to do our deck as other businesses when asked wouldn’t do this,” Mike says. Mike and Kathy’s old deck was transformed into three patio areas which flowed into one another and created a stunning outdoor living area. “We are really happy with what Paving Innovations has done for us, they did not leave until the job was done and were very good to deal with. “We thoroughly recommend Paving In-

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Shake off winter and head outside Spring cleaning to many is a therapeutic and invigorating experience. After being stuck indoors all winter now is the time to spruce up your outdoor living space and prepare for the glorious spring and summer months ahead. Don’t know where to start? Here are some ideas to kick start your gardening projects. Raking: After surviving recent polar blasts and frosts it is a good idea to gently rake the grass. By raking you can remove dead

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Christmas is only months away so if you want home grown new potatoes ready in time, now is the time to get them planted. Potatoes are a meal in themselves - they are high in fibre, rich in vitamin C and B and have more protein and iron than any other vegetable. Plus, they are not hard to grow, especially with new varieties that mature quickly and are disease resistant. How to grow: Choose a very sunny sheltered area in your garden where the soil is well drained. Add plenty of compost, peat or well rotted organic material before planting. Plant your seed potatoes in furrows about 10cm deep. Early maturing varieties are spaced 25cm apart and main crop varieties 35cm apart. Space the rows between furrows 80-100cm apart, lay the sprouted seed potato in the fur-

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WHO TO CALL ON looks at local business on our very own Grove Road

Gifts on Grove Call us for show confidence garages in Marlborough Roland van Asch and Xuemei Zhang have made a strong statement about their view of the future of Marlborough by buying the Jewellery of New Zealand (Gifts on Grove) business on the corner of Grove Road & Nelson Streets. The couple have settled in to Marlborough after having had successful careers in Auckland, China and South East Asia. The couple have made their mark on the business immediately by putting in a gallery to compliment their retail business, and wholesale jewellery operation. Roland is from Marlborough but spent most of his professional life as an international adviser in rural development and natural resources management in Asia and the Pacific. Based in Auckland he managed New Zealand’s leading natural

resources consulting company ANZDEC Limited for six years but was also contracted for long term assignments in the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. Roland was honoured to receive national awards from the government of China for his contribution to rural and forestry development. He enjoys Marlborough for its attractive climate and Blenheim for its small city convenience. He has an interest in nature based products and a growing appreciation of art. Xuemei is from Beijing but grew up in the far north of China close to the Russian border. After studying forestry science and law she lectured at Beijing Forestry University until 2002. Before coming to New Zealand she has worked as a consultant in the social and legal aspects of natural resources management in China and South

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East Asia. Xuemei has a strong interest in people, fashion products and jewellery, and an appreciation of art.

The team at Dominator Blenheim are proud to be part of one of the largest garage door dealer networks in New Zealand. Our network specialises in garage doors and therefore not only offers a vast range of products and services but has the knowledge and experience to ensure you get the garage door system best suited to your needs. Dominator Garage Doors on Grove Road is able to offer customers a number of products and services such as: Dominator garage doors including domestic sectional (coloured steel and cedar), roller doors, tilt doors, automatic garage door openers, gate openers plus other associated Dominator products. The team also specialises in commercial/industrial doors, repairs and maintenance ser-

vice on any make of garage door or garage door opener.

A garage door tip from Dominator Garage Doors

If an electric garage door opener has been installed on your door, it should not be necessary to have a lock. Newer automatic openers function as the lock, making it unlikely that an intruder would be able to lift your door from the outside. If you have an older opener, check to see if your door can be lifted from the outside. We do not recommend that you install a lock with an opener, because someone accidentally may try to automatically open the door when it is physically locked, possibly causing damage. You should consider a lock if you do not intend to have an automatic opener.

Gift centre for you and your loved ones Browse in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and find amazing things including: • Original New Zealand Art • On-site Crafted Jewellery • New Zealand Skincare Products • Quality Possum and Merino Clothing, • PLUS fantastic gifts for children!

You will find something to express your feelings!

Gifts on Grove

Jewellery of New Zealand 1a Nelson Street, Blenheim • Phone: 03 577 9927

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Rikstay Auto business owner Roger Partington pictured in his Grove Road workshop.

Rikstay Auto Ph 03 578 7074 36 Grove Road, Blenheim

• Budget priced Tyres • Exhaust • Lubes • Batteries

Great food Great atmosphere See you there

77 Grove Road MIDWAY DAIRY & TAKEAWAYS 76 Grove Road, Blenheim


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• Tilting• Rolling • Sectional Doors • Garage Door & Gate Openers 41 Grove Road, Blenheim • Ph/Fax: (03) 578 8251

• FISH & CHIPS • HAMBURGERS • GLUTEN FREE FOOD 11:45am - 1pm Mon - Fri 4:30pm - 8:30pm Mon - Sun Late Night Friday

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Jessop and Jed ts Hannah Neal, Braden  Blenheim School studen . cks support of the All Bla England-Day dress up in

 Blenheim School students Abby Owen, Danielle Ward and Olivia Liddicoat dress up in support of the All Blacks.

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 Blenheim School studen ts Viliami Lepolo, Jeanne Verdeau, Christina Vehikite and Katie Bruce dress up in support of the All Blacks .

Port, Jacob Robertson,  Blenheim School students Bethany in support of the All Blacks. up s dres Daniel Cole and Tame Rawhiti

 Jason Clark with his All Blacks supp or Nina and five mon th old triplets Ben, ting family, daughter Jack and Stella.

triplets the All Blacks, Blenheim  Triple the support for Rugby the for up r er Mulitalo gea Brooklyn, Lucas and Tyl World Cup.  Brooke and Harley Keen receive autographs from Russian rugby team member Alexey Makovetskiy.

 Woodbourne Tavern co-owner Row an Ingpen receives a brazier and fly trap from Renwick Plunket committee president Jennifer Potts and her children Owen (17months) and David (3) afte r winning in the Renwick Plunket’s Father’s Day fund raiser. Rowan and his family purchased 10 raffle tickes in support of Renwick Plunket and were thrilled to receive the prizes which were donated by Gordon McCallum.

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TAPATA-STEPHENS: Katrina and Michael are pleased to announce the arrival of a well padded 9lb 4oz beautiful baby boy on 6th September 2011. A brother for Jacob and Bree, big thanks to Shona and the nurses at Maternity.

ROBINSON: Chad and Germaine are estatic to announce the arrival of Evelyn Hope (8lb 6oz) on September 7th 2011 at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Carole and all the staff on the Maternity Ward.

WILLIAMS: Jenna Collins and Ben Williams are pleased to announce the arrival of Jacob Benjamin Williams born 13 August 2011, 7.13pm. 4lb 11oz. Huge thanks to Carole Thompson, family and Ward 2 Staff.

COME AND VISIT US AT OUR SHOWROOM 1 Freswick St, Blenheim Phone (03) 578 0030

BROWNLEE: Michael and Naomi (aka Floss), are pleased to announce the birth of Cushla Margaret Brownlee (3lb 13oz) at 31 weeks in Nelson on July 13. A beloved little sister for Courtney. Many thanks to Carole Thompson and all the S.C.B.U staff in Nelson and the paediatric staff in Blenheim. Cushla is doing very well.

WICKHAM: Sam and Marcus are delighted to announce the late arrival of our second baby girl, Quinn Eliza (8lb 14oz) on August 28th 2011, at 4:02pm. A little sister for Walter, Gus and Violet - our happy family is now complete! Special thanks to midwifes Ruth Johnson and Ange White, and our extended family for their support. Thanks Ben and Fran for always being just around the corner.

WILSON: Anna and Jeremy are proud to announce the safe arrival of their second baby, Angus Jack (7lb 9oz) on September 10 2011, at 11:44am at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Seth. Special thanks to midwife Carol, theatre team and staff at Ward One. Both well.

DaD OF THE WEEK Congratulations to Chad Robinson this week’s lucky winner of the New World $25 voucher to spend at New World Blenheim. Our winner is invited to bring his ID in to claim his prize when he next visits New World Blenheim.

“Proudly 100% locally owned and operated” Tel: 03 520 9030, Fax: 03 520 9080, Email:

BERMINGHAM: Brett Birmingham and Nicola Coburn are proud to announce the safe arrival of Remy Joseph Peter (3.26kg) on September 31 2011 at 8:30pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Gwen and Sue and all the staff at Ward One.

HICKIN: Dave and Loren are proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl (6lb 12oz), born September 12 2011, at 1:26am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Cathy and all the staff at Ward One. Both well.

Order your baby photos at the Sun office: 72 High Street, Blenheim PLEASE NOTE Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are: DAILY at 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 7pm

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death notices

The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be prepaid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

FORD, Laurie Graham: On 12 September 2011, at Wairau Hospital. Aged 77 years. Much loved father of Andrew, and Kaf and loving grandad of Tyler and Bradley. Messages to 34 Colemans Rd Blenheim 7201. At Laurie’s request a private service will be held.

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 5789704

Hepatitis C Support Group New bi-monthly group for people affected by hepatitis C. Bill Jang - Manager of Christchurch’s Hepatitis C Resource Centre will speak about the latest updates regarding successful treatment and self-management. Friday 16th September at 7pm Wesley Centre, Lounge Room, 3 Henry St. Enquiries 0800 224 372

FREE Seminar over 60’s

Keeping mentally healthy. Maintain your brain power. Dr Matthew Croucher. Wed 21st September 1.30pm. Salvation Army Lounge. Register: Age Concern 5793457

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.

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.

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.

Sunday Market

Wynen Street Carpark. 8am - 1pm. Eggs, olive oil, produce, preserves, crafts, books, kindling, gold fish, woodware, carvings. More new traders welcome. Sites $5.

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.

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CLEMETT, (Rae) Raisa: Passed away, peacefully, on 11 September 2011 at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 65 years. Much loved and cherished wife of Brian, dearly loved mother of Lisa, loved sister and sister-in-law of Roger and Sam (Melbourne) and the late Robert and Helen. Rae will be sadly missed by all. Forever in our hearts. Messages to 2A Karina Cr Blenheim. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service or sent to P O Box 233 Blenheim. A funeral service for Rae will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts Blenheim at 10 am Wednesday 14 September followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

CLEMETT, (Rae) Raisa: Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Elaine and Brian Boyce, Clair and Lorraine Clemett, Patricia Johnstone and the late Ian, Lorraine and Peter Boyce, Gavin and Rachael Clemett, and Dagwood and Lorraine Clemett and all their families.

acknowledgement BOOTTEN, Clarie: Dulcie, Martin, Pauline, grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, Lorraine, Dorothy and husband Gary, and Meralyn wish to thank those who attended Claries Funeral. Special thanks to Nurses and Doctors at Marlborough Hospice for their care and comfort during his time with them. A thank you to St John's Ambulance (wonderful people). To those who sent cards and flowers and other kindnesses please accept this as our personal "Thank You".

Acknowledgements The Sun Newspaper now offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. You can submit acknowledgements following family bereavements. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $10.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.

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SOLUTION For September 7, For December 8,2011 2004 For December 8, 2004

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health & beauty ADRIENNE'S Beauty Den. For all your beauty treatment. 85 Lakings Road. Ph 578 8862 DENTURES - Advanced Prosthetic Treatment. Premium Dentures. Natural looks thanks to digital precision at Blenheim Denture Studio. 71 Alfred Street. Ph 578 4344 EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope & suction. Ph for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St. MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check using dermoscopy. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665. SYS TE M : Slim lose weight the easy way, food designed for NZ'ers by NZer's. Ph Jean Rooney 577 8686.

holiday accomodation

TE RAWA RESORT Wilson Bay Pelorus Sound. Restaurant & Bar. Right at the waters edge, accommodation, Shop, On & Off Licence, petrol on wharf, LPG & moorings. Private functions & small conferences. Ph 03 579 8285

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Need Ca$h?

Painting? Decorating?

Go bush!

Do it right!

7 MONTH old female Rottweiler boxer cross. Black and Tan. Free to a good home. Phone 572 5039

2 BE D RO O M Unit or house with garage. Springlands preferred. Mature non smoking couple. Phone 5737477

LAWNMOWER repairs and sales, Picton Equipment Centre, 7 Devon St Picton Ph 573 8150

LAWNS, I spray weeds, advise on fertiliser etc. at good rates 20 years experience. Witherlea, Redwootown areas.

garage sale

Possum Fur

• Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Painting and much more

$135 per kg Possum Skins - All grades - Top Prices

Phone Robin & Lisa 03 570 5198 027 289 2808

Merv Scott Decorating

Basically Bush Ltd

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& white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways.

Member of Master Painters Association

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577 6457

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


G A R AG E S A L E baby gear. 2 Parker Street Blenheim.

Phone Thomson 575 6885

Marlborough Hospice Trust AGM Tuesday, September 27, 5.30pm. Hospice Marlborough Trust meeting room. Hospital Rd, Gate 2, Blenheim Phone 578 1373


Local Competition Field/Opening Day Sunday 18th September 2011 10am Oliver Park Come along and support our girls. We are always looking for marchers, Coaches, Judges and helpers. So come and see what its all about. GO MARCHING

Pom-Pom entertains with bubbles, balloons and magic. Phone

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Fencing Decks Gates on labour for all jobs booked this month. For a free written quote

ph 027 630 7589 Covering the whole Marlborough Region



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Classic Gates


• Roller Doors • Commercial Doors

Electric Blanket Checks

Only $15.00

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Ph: 579 4445 Fax: 578 4443

DAVE REES PAINTERS & DECORATORS For all painting and decorating needs

Interiors, exteriors, reseidential, commercial Including wallpapering, varnishing, roof spraying, new homes, repaints - we do it all All Workmanship Guaranteed

Phone 03 570 2214 Fax 03 570 2219 Mobile 0272 472 784

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•Prompt friendly service and support •New & Used computer sales •Computer component sales •Computer upgrades •Internet / Email connections and help •Infusion small business software •Farming & vineyard software •HP & leasing options Sam Rutherford Ph:572 9287, 027 572 9285 Email

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• 5 grades of bark • compost & soil conditioner • pungas • peastraw • bricks • cream pebble • white chip • screened topsoil • firewood • coal • trailer hire • wine barrels

3 We have two factory trained and qualified marine technicians with over 35 years experience between them 3 Guaranteed warranties and value for money 3 Servicing all makes and models of outboard motors 3 Mobile marine workshop servicing the entire Marlborough region 3 Large range of wrecked motors and second hand parts Phone or see David in the showroom for all workshop bookings, inquiries and spare parts


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G A S G A S 2 0 11 EC300 Elec Start 20hrs $11,600. Marlborough Trials Centre, 53 Grove Rd. Ph 5792500 or 027 230 3151. SUZUKI 2006 DRZ125 Small Wheel $2,700.00 Marlborough Trials Centre, 53 Grove Rd. PH 5792500 or 027 230 3151.


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SUZUKI 2007 LTZ50 Quad $1895.00 Marlborough Trials Centre, 53 Grove Rd. PH 5792500 or 027 230 3151. SUZUKI 2 010 RMX450Z $ 9,995.00. Marlborough Trials Centre, 53 Grove Rd. PH 5792500 or 027 230 3151.


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Unfortunately, despite local, National & International advertising we have been unable to attract a Doctor to the Blenheim area. Dr Jan Shapcott will be unable to offer medical services at Seddon after 30th September, 2011. It is with regret that the Seddon Clinic will close from the above date. Medical care will continue to be offered by the parent surgery, George Street Medical Clinic (Dr Robert DeBoyer) at 24 George Street, Blenheim. The telephone number for appointments remains unchanged.

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PARKS AND RESERVES MAINTENANCE STAFF MARLBOROUGH REGION HEB Construction is a dynamic and innovative leader with a proven track record in the construction of a wide and diverse range of infrastructure projects across New Zealand. Our HEB Landscape Division are currently tendering for Marlborough Parks and Reserves Maintenance Contract. We are looking for experienced and energetic people, with a background in Parks and Reserves maintenance and service delivery to form the core of our HEB Landscape Maintenance Team for the Marlborough Region.

THE KEy SKILLS SOUGHT RELATE TO: • Landscapers • Mower Operators • Gardeners • Sexton If you think you are up to the challenge, are a competent dedicated person with a ‘can do’ attitude and suitable experience for the above positions please forward your expression of interest through to or phone Craig Glendinning, Human Resource Manager on 0272 411 790 for further details.

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These are full-time permanent positions. Only NZ citizens or Permanent Residents may apply. You can apply by completing an application form by - Coming into our office (9am to 4.30pm) in Dublin St. Picton or - Txt to Louise Love on 027 220 2060 or email and we will arrange for an application form to be sent.

General Mechanic Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, Yealands Estate has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Exporting to over 50 countries in the three years since launch, rapid growth has resulted in a vacancy for a mechanic/engineer to help maintain our vehicle fleet and vineyard machinery. Working within a small and enthusiastic team, and based at our Seaview Workshop in the Awatere Valley, the successful applicant will repair and maintain general vineyard equipment. The successful applicant will ideally have an HT license, and will be well rewarded, both monetary and with enjoyable working conditions.

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Healthcare of New Zealand is a national organization, providing community based services that enable people to maintain as much independence as possible. We are seeking a reliable support worker who is looking for a challenge to work mornings, evenings and weekends. The position will be supporting people with disabilities/ illness/injury to remain in their own home. You will need to have the ability to adapt to changing daily work requirements. Must have reliable transport. The ability to work school holidays and weekends is essential. Do you • Have a mature, flexible, caring attitude? • Enjoy helping other people throughout their lifespan • Want to work with a friendly, supportive and dedicated team • Have energy and enthusiasm • Have NZ residency or full work permit We can offer • Full Orientation and ongoing training to NZQA qualification. • Excellent support from your Coordinator • The opportunity for a career pathway in the care industry • Competitive rates of pay including travel component Other positions available, please feel free to inquire. If this sounds like you, phone Blenheim 03 5779911 and speak to a coordinator or email your CV to

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Day Shift Bag Room Supervisor We are seeking applicants for the above position for our Mussel Processing Factory situated in Riverlands Industrial Estate in Blenheim, Monday-Friday with some rostered weekend work. You’ll have overall responsibility for managing the reception, grading and cooking of fresh mussel stocks while at all times monitoring yield and quality of product. Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be provided. You’ll possess: • strong and clear communication skills both written and oral • proficient competence with computer programs and systems • personal initiative and motivation • ability to think on your feet • attention to detail • ability to encourage and motivate staff • adhere to and implement company health and safety policies and procedures. We encourage people who have a proven reliability in their employment attendance and are enthusiastic about their work to become a member of our motivated processing team. If you would like to fill in an application you can do so at 16 Bristol Street, Riverlands Industrial Estate, Blenheim. Alternatively contact Megan Smith to arrange an application form to be sent to you, phone 03 578 2069 or email Applications close Monday 19 September 2011.


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Front of House and Kitchen Hand Full Time Rock Ferry Wines is looking for an experienced hospitality person to work amongst our small team at our Cellar Door and Cafe Duties will include but not be limited to: • Front of house, including waiting tables • Kitchen hand duties The successful applicant must be available outside of school hours and on weekends. If you feel you have the skills and experience the position requires please forward your CV to: or write to: Rock Ferry Wines P O Box 544, Blenheim 7240

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SKYE Group is a dynamic and innovative collection of civil industry companies, which specializes in providing sustainable and quality industry solutions within various civil fields. SKYE Group provides civil and development services to local, central government and the private sector throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. We are currently recruiting specialized senior management, senior civil engineers, construction supervisors, drain layers, truck and trailer drivers and machine operators experienced in roading, drainage and sheet piling.

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Marlborough Freshwater Anglers' Club Inc FREE Introduction to spinning and fly fishing clinic FREE Spinning & Fly casting clinics When: Sunday 18th September Time: 9.30am - 12.00 noon Where: Taylor River access Nelson St car park Members available to assist with casting & tips. Club rods available or bring your own. Morning tea provided.

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Biggest rugby fan Kaikoura’s world-famous giant lobster has had a makeover to become the ‘Mainland’s biggest rugby fan’. The normally orange Lobster Inn trademark has been painted in black and white for Rugby World Cup 2011. “The Kaikoura region is a popular tourist spot and the ‘Paint It Black’ lobster is a great way for our region to show we’re cheering for our team too...”, restaurant manager Neil Pablecheque says. The lobster reached icon status in New Zealand in 1998 when it featured on a New Zealand post stamp issue celebrating town icons.

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Arj Barker Marlborough Civic Theatre Reviewed by Damian George The Marlborough Civic Theatre was treated to a masterful performance from one of the world’s premier comedians Arj Barker last Tuesday. For those of you who missed it - whoops! On the surface, it may appear as though Barker is just spinning off some yarns, which, to an extent, he is. But, as the show goes on, it becomes clear the Californian comedian’s show is in fact a carefully crafted, highly skilled composition. On more than one occasion, Barker ties up loose ends some 20 or 30 minutes after they have gone as ‘dud’ jokes earlier in the set. You may call it a 20-minute set-up, but with 20 minutes of comedy inbetween. The rhythm of Barker’s performance and the subtle touches thrown in is like listening to Abbey Road. Like most modern-day comedians, the Flight of the Conchords’ star observes social curiosities, but does it with a twist, turning an argument on its head. Past favourites such as his blaming of global warming on the sun (“All I’m saying is: When I burn my toast, I don’t blame the toaster”), were replaced with radical ideas such as that nature is not our friend, but our enemy. Barker is also an expert harmonica player, and treated the audience to a few blues-style cameos throughout the set. A must-see? Definitely.

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Minnows light up tournament The All Blacks produced an underwhelming performance but the tournament’s lesser nations provided an unexpected spark to light up week one of Rugby World Cup 2011. The anticipated blowouts in rugby’s showpiece event have so far failed to eventuate, with teams like Japan, Romania and USA raising the suspicion that the gap between rugby’s rich and poor may be shortening. In the eight matches played so far, the All Blacks’ 31-point victory over Tonga in the opening game remains the highest winning margin. The jury is still out as to whether the tighter-than-expected matches involving Ireland, Scotland and France are a reflection of those sides’ lack of form or the improvement of their opponents. Either way, the contests were much closer than anyone would

have envisaged. Japan (ranked 13th) played with pace and potency against number four-ranked France to trail by just four points with less than 15 minutes to go. The final score (21-47) flattered the French, and could have been much different. USA (ranked 18) showed stoic defense to hold eighth-ranked Ireland to 10-22, while 17thranked Romania nearly pulled off a colossal upset, leading 7th-ranked Scotland 24-21 with 13 minutes to go before letting in two late tries. From New Zealand’s point of view, a promising first half against Tonga was spoiled by a shoddy second half as the hosts stuttered to a 41-10 win. Continuity in selection ahead of its next match against Japan (on Friday) will be vital if New Zealand stands to gain anything

>C yClING By Damian George Marlborough Boys’ College cyclist Callum Saunders has produced an unprecedented effort at the Cuddon two-day schools tour of Marlborough on the weekend, claiming all three jerseys and overall victory in the under-17 boys’ division. The 15-year-old, racing against several national junior representatives, collected the sprint ace, king of the mountains, and tour leader jerseys in the annual event. The success follows a standout performance at the national track championships in Invercargill in March, in which Callum was part of the gold medal-winning 750m sprint team and finished in the top five in every event.

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from its first two matches. Reinstating the crucial Ma’a Nonu-Conrad Smith partnership is an exception to that rule, despite an outstanding performance from Sonny Bill Williams at second five-eighth. Elsewhere, defend ing champions South Africa held off Wales in a heavyweight encounter 17-16, England repelled Argentina 13-9, Fiji accounted for Namibia 49-25, and Australia downed Italy 32-6. StandingS: Pool a: New Zealand, France 5; Canada*, Japan, Tonga 0. Pool B: Scotland 5; England 4; Argentina 1; Georgia*, Romania 0. Pool C: Australia 5; Ireland 4; Russia*, USA, Italy 0. Pool d: Fiji 5; South Africa 4; Wales 1; Samoa*, Namibia 0. * yet to play a game.

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ten in each of the four under-20 girls’ events, including third place in the hill climb and time trial, while Georgina Catterick took third place in the under-15 girls’ hill climb.

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Softball seeking big numbers >SoF TbAll By Damian George The Marlborough Softball Association is hoping to attract enough players to re-introduce a separate Senior B grade for the 2011-12 season, which kicks off on Saturday. Association president Joe Kelly says two teams will again compete in the Senior A competition and a college grade will go ahead. But whether or not the Senior B and college grades will again have to combine, as they have done for the last five to six years, will depend on numbers, Mr Kelly says. The association is holding a muster at A & P Park between

4pm and 5pm today. Mr Kelly says no Senior B teams have yet registered, but is hoping that will change as the senior season draws closer. Under-15, under-11, and tee ball grades are scheduled to commence at the Base Woodbourne sports ground on Saturday. Mr Kelly says a total of six school-grade teams have so far registered for the tee ball competition, a disappointing number considering 18 teams took part last year. “Cricket got in early again and scored some good numbers,” he says. The Senior A Nelson-Marlborough competition is scheduled to


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Saunders cleans up at schools tournament The weekend’s event, involving 175 cyclists from 60 schools across New Zealand, included a 3k time trial, criterium speed race, 1.5k vertical hill climb, and 28k road race. “That was an excellent result,” Callum’s coach Chris Ginders says. “There were some very good riders in the field who are well up there in the track nationally and on the road. “It’s a great result to take all three.” Several other Marlborough riders also performed well in the event. Under-20 boys’ riders Peter Crampton and Letham LandonLane picked up a total of seven top-10 placings between them, with Peter finishing second in the king of the mountains standings. Jess Barnes finished in the top

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begin on October 1 with the two Blenheim sides squaring off. Both sides will travel to Nelson the following weekend. The Marlborough men’s and women’s senior teams will play in the Jubilee and Jefferies Cups in Christchurch this year. The association is also planning to bring a men’s and women’s side from top Christchurch club Richmond Keas to play in Blenheim during the season. Blenheim will host both the Seddon Shield (between Nelson and Marlborough) and South Island Under-15 tournaments this season. Mr Kelly says the association welcomes any assistance with scoring, umpiring and coaching.

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Get creating By Celeste Lodewyk Looking for a fun and creative outlet? The Marlborough A&P Association’s 139th annual Show is approaching and with it comes the opportunity to showcase your cooking, sewing, handcraft and photography skills. Association committee member Katherine Dobby is also the co-ordinator of the ‘Home Industries’ section of the show, and together with her team members Amanda Taylor and Marianne Gardiner, they are brimming with anticipation of seeing what talent there is in Marlborough. “There are so many people in our community who have at least one special talent, whether it is baking a delectable chocolate cake, knitting for enjoyment, or photographing people or landscapes. Whatever your talent is make sure you enter it into the show and you could win a prize,” she says. The show is being held November 4 and 5 and entries are still open for those who would like to enter into the Home Industries section, but will be closing on October 7 so get in quick. The categories are cooking, olive oil, needlework, handcraft and knitting and photography. An exciting new feature of this year’s section is the addition of cash prizes for the winning cooking entries. Chantilly Café, Springlands Garden Centre Café and Watery Mouth Café Ltd have each sponsored a prize for the first, second and third place getters. You Crafty Thing from Redwoodtown has also

Below: Marlborough A&P Association committee member Katherine Dobby is calling for people to get in their entry forms for the Home Industries section for the annual Show in November. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

sponsored the craft and sewing sections. “Category winners traditionally win a trophy and/or vouchers from sponsoring businesses so introducing cash prizes is another great incentive for people to enter,” Katherine says. An important thing to remember is that you don’t have to enter everything, Katherine says. “There are endless options that you can enter from decorated cakes, children’s knitted clothing, patchwork, Christmas decorations to sewing. “Plus there is a school section for entries such as posters, pet rocks, decorated plastic bottles, decorated boot or shoe plus much more. “It’s only $1 per entry so get the family together or a group of friends and start planning what you want to enter.” To enter phone 03 578 5822, or collect a schedule and entry form from SimpliFood on Maxwell Road, Blenheim.

Centre: A decorated cupcake is one of the many options you have to enter into the Home Inustries section of the Marlborough A&P Association’s annual Show in November.

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