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In the loop Mary Rix-Miller has helped to create a new Marlborough visitor guide.

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Mega Sale Grant Baxter says Mitre 10 Mega property sale is a boost for Marlborough’s business sector.

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TRUE SUPPORT: [From left] Irish and English rugby supporters Daniel O’Halloran, Adrian Smelt and Robert Cronin stopped in Blenheim on Thursday during their road trip from Dunedin to Auckland to witness a famous Irish World Cup victory. The trio attended the Rugby World Cup match between England and Argentina in Dunedin on September 10 [which England won], and were on their way to watch the AustraliaIreland clash on Saturday at Eden Park. All three were picking an Australian victory but their dedication was rewarded when Ireland pulled off its first ever World Cup victory over Australia, winning 15-6. Photo by Damian George.

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By Damian George It was short and sweet but it looks as though the ten days spent in Marlborough was enough to leave a lasting impression on the Russian World Cup rugby squad. The Russian team, competing in the World Cup for the first time in this year’s tournament, left Blenheim for the final time on Monday. It was yet another memorable occasion for the town’s adopted team as it was farewelled from Chateau Marlborough by a vocal Blenheim

School and several other keen supporters. Rugby World Cup regional project manager Susan Witehira told The Sun many of the Russian squad enjoyed Marlborough so much, it had come to feel “like home”. “Quite a few of them were saying when they went away to New Plymouth [to play USA] and then came back here, they felt like they were coming home,” she says. “That’s the biggest compliment we can get.” It is hard to know who got more out of Russia’s

stint in Blenheim - the local fans or the team itself. “They don’t get this much attention back home - I think they enjoyed [being here] as much as we enjoyed having them,” Mrs Witehira says. “We’ve been really lucky.” Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman has praised the accessibility of the Russian team, which won fans over with its relaxed attitude. Continued Page 3 Bears farewelled - Page 24

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In the loop: hedgerows hydroponic owner Mary Rix-Miller holds the new visitor guide of local attractions, the local loop. Photo by Damian George

Tourism operators now ‘in the loop’ By Damian George A new tourism venture is set to give a bigger profile to some of Marlborough’s smaller tourism operators. The Local Loop, a visitor guide mapping out eight of the region’s attractions, was launched in Blenheim last Wednesday. It is a joint venture by the eight businesses, designed to show visitors and locals that there is more to Marlborough than just wine. The trail takes people to some of Marlborough’s tastiest spots like the Makana Chocolate Factory, The Honey Company and Hedgerows Hydroponic strawberry farm, and to attractions including Omaka Classic Cars and Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum.

It also leads people to The River Queen, Vines Village and Traditional Country Preserves. River Queen owner Peter Makin, a co-initiator of the project, says the businesses are hoping it will become a useful tool for people who want to explore Marlborough. “Talking to people here, they weren’t really aware of what there was to do,” he told The Sun. “They knew there was stuff here to do but, when you put them on the spot, they’d say Omaka and maybe say two or three things, but definitely not eight.” Mr Makin and Hedgerows Hydroponic manager Mary RixMiller instigated the project after talking with the other businesses

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about the need to promote their products. The businesses had a meeting on The River Queen and, within six weeks, The Local Loop was launched. “That’s a testament to Kiwi cooperation and trust,” Mr Makin says. He points out the businesses are not looking to be an alternative to wine. Rather, with some cellar doors and wineries on the trail, they are looking to embrace it. Mr Makin says the businesses will refer people to each other to give people “a fuller experience” of Marlborough. The guide was given to various accommodation providers at the launch.

By Damian George The jail sentence handed to a Renwick man for his part in the killing of 23 seals in Kaikoura last year sends a clear message to people about the consequences of animal cruelty, the Department of Conservation [DOC] says. Jason Trevor Godsiff, 20, was sentenced last Tuesday to two years in jail for wilful ill-treatment of the seals after clubbing them to death with a pipe on November 26. Another man, 36-year-old Jamaal Peter Roy Large, from Wairau Valley, faces the same charges. DOC South Marlborough area manager Dave Hayes says the severity of Godsiff’s sentence will help in preventing future attacks on the animals. “The stakes are high [in harming seals], as has been shown by this sentence,” he told The Sun. “I believe this will lead to not seeing a repeat of these sort of incidents.” The seal attack occurred at Ohau Point, after the two men made a stop during their drive home to Blenheim from Waiau, North Canterbury. Among the dead seals were 13 female seals and two bulls. Some were only a few days old. It follows an attack in June last year by a teenager who shot a seal with a paintball gun and bashed it with a metal pole at the Kaikoura seal colony. The offender, 17 at the time, was sentenced to 200 hours’ community work and fined a total of $750. A 20-year-old Southland man received a four-month jail sentence in late 2009 after throwing stones at a leopard seal and dragging it around the beach by its tail in Invercargill. “There are a number of incidents of harm being done to fur seals,” Mr Hayes says. “It would appear the message wasn’t getting through to people before this event.”

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yield of about eight per cent. Bayleys Nelson-Marlborough director Graeme Vining says, while the sale price cannot be revealed, it is the biggest sale of commercial real estate in Blenheim in the past two years. “This sale is fantastic news for commercial business in Blenheim and it shows that there is a strong underlying confidence in the commercial business sector,” he says. Mr Vining says, because of the magnitude of the sale, the negotiation process took quite some time to conclude. The vendors were father and son building trade entrepreneurs Graeme and David Hawtin, of Blenheim. Bayleys Nelson-Marlborough salesperson Grant Baxter told The

Russia ‘at home’ From Page 1. “Prior to them coming, we had pretty tight security but these guys really got out among the crowd, and Marlborough responded,” he says. “They’re not superstars. Superstars probably wouldn’t do what these guys did.” Mr Sowman says hosting the Russians was very worthwhile as it gave the region a chance to feel a part of arguably the biggest tournament to be held in New Zealand. “Not having a game here, I think this was the next best thing,” he says. “If we didn’t have a team staying here, we’d probably have felt some distance from it.” Chateau Marlborough general manager Lynley McKinnon says it was a pleasure hosting the Russian team. “It was a wonderful experience for us. “We’ll never get a World Cup team stay here again, and it was really good for the town too.” The Russian team left for Nelson on Monday ahead of its second match of the tournament against Italy, due to be played last night. It went down bravely to USA 6-13 in its first ever World Cup match, in New Plymouth, on Thursday. Russian management was unavailable to speak to The Sun yesterday and on Monday.



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Green MP launches documentary By Damian George Green Party MP Keith Locke made his last official visit to Blenheim on Monday for the launch of the documentary film Operation 8. Mr Locke, who has made numerous visits to the town to take part in protests against the Waihopai Valley satellite station, spoke at Top Town Cinemas ahead of the first Blenheim screening of the film. Operation 8 looks at the the anti-terror raids which took place in Tuhoe in October, 2007, and its “violation of human rights”. “I think [the documentary’s] very important to show what can happen and the extent to which

community rights have been violated,” Mr Locke told The Sun. “The Tuhoe raids were just an over-reaction which we shouldn’t allow to happen again.” Mr Locke says the documentary comes at the right time, with the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks marked recently. “There has been an erosion of civil liberties in a number of countries since then,” he says. “Perhaps this is a time to reassess the whole period and how we can downgrade police responses.” Operation 8 will be screening at 4pm from Monday to Wednesday next week.


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Brayshaw Park volunteer Ian Lyall has led a very interesting life to date, and now in retirement Ian is more than happy to share his love for working with leather, early military history and the role which horses have played throughout history. To describe Ian at first glance would be to compare him to an early cattle musterer that you might see in an Australian outback film. But up close, Ian has a witty humour and a willingness to share his knowledge and vast collection of saddles, leather work, carvings, animal skins and military memorabilia. Ian’s family stems back to the Otago settlers who left Scotland for the promising shores of New Zealand in 1848. In those days horses were valuable and a necessity, as were the skills associated to handling them. The traditional art of working with leather was one of many skills passed on to Ian when growing up in Koromiko. Originally born in Pahiatua, Ian’s family moved to Marlborough in 1952 where his father managed a dairy factory. Around the age of 8-years Ian’s grandfather came to live with the family, a time in his life which he says helped to shape him into the man he is today. “With my father working seven days a week my grandfather spent a lot of time teaching me how to handle horses and break them in. I broke my first horse in when I was 14 and went on to do it a lot for other people,” he says. Another skill Ian’s grandfather taught him was how to plait and work with leather. “He taught me using flax to start with before giving me leather to work with and now, there isn’t anything I can’t make out of it,” he says proudly. “I get a lot of inspiration from Australian whip makers. They make the best whips from kangaroo hide.” Ian carried on working with horses during his youth, even riding his horse to school, but at age 15 he left school and joined the NZ Forest Services where he worked for 40 years. Horse handling was put on the back burner as Ian spent a number of years traveling for work through Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

“I could tell you some interesting stories from my travels but we might be here all day,” he grins. Later in life after starting a family Ian returned to NZ and once his sons began at school, he returned to his primary interest - horses. After returning to Blenheim 30 years ago Ian played a little polo, broke in a number of horses around the region and began making saddles. Aside from his growing interest in all aspects of leather work, Ian also spent many hours researching early military history, particularly mounted rifles. “I have been fortunate that the Marlborough Museum has the memorabilia and books for me to carry this on. “A lot of my interest also came from my grandfather’s stories about the Boer War but mostly it has been something I do for myself,” he says. Taking me on a tour of his garage, Ian points out carvings mounted on the wall, pieces of old leather and hand plaited whips hanging from the ceiling, as well as an old saddle blanket suspended for all to see. “Saddle making and repairing is something I have always enjoyed, and I can confidently say I have made every type of saddle. They are all works of art though I would say the Australian stock saddle would be the most challenging,” he smiles. “I also have genuine saddle bags dated at around 80-100 years old, a genuine Boer War tunic, bandolier and bayonet, a Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry saddle blanket and a one-off saddle blanket from the 1988 movie ‘Willow’. “My collection doesn’t stop there, I have carvings, jewellery and photographs from when I was overseas including animal skins. You name it I have skinned it,” he says holding a taxidermied baby crocodile. Despite having his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for horse handling, Ian insists he will slowly fade away from working with horses and concentrate on enjoying retirement. And with a shed full of on going projects, Ian says he has plenty to keep him going.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Sun readers have their say... Q: How do you feel the world has changed since September 11, 2001?

Margaret Haywood Blenheim

Lynley Baker Blenheim

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Melanie Old Blenheim

The world has a lot more crime since then. Things have changed for the worse, and there is just no trust.

The world lives in more fear of everyday life in everything we do.

I think security needed to be tighter looking back on things. People are a lot more aware of things now.

No I don’t think a lot has changed. People seem alot more nervous about terrorist attacks.

We are a lot more cautious about life, and definitely more security conscious.

On a recent flight to the States from New Zealand, the security seemed to be a little over the top.

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and who was prepared to help. Parents have limited options when it comes to public discipline these days, and in today’s world it feels almost impossible to administer a firm reprimand without having the label of child abuse levelled at you. The next time you see a child have a tantrum in public, try helping the poor parent out. I know I will. Grateful Mum

Yes to early bus Dear Ed, I agree with Early Bird (August 31). Blenheim’s bus service should start earlier than 9am. Can we get everyone who feels the same to write to Marlborough Roads,

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Marlborough Farming with the Blenheim Sun

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Animal transport receives new code of welfare Minimum standards of animal welfare and recommended best practices for everyone involved in transporting animals in New Zealand, are outlined in a new code of welfare issued last week by Agriculture Minister David Carter. The Animal Welfare (Transport within New Zealand) Code of Welfare 2011, developed by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), encourages all those responsible for animals during transport to adopt the highest standards of husbandry, care and handling. NAWAC Deputy Chair Hilton Collier says transport can be a time of great stress for animals and it is important that it is done well. “The purpose of this new code of welfare is

to encourage everyone involved to minimise the stress placed on animals by adopting the highest standards before and during transport”. “The code covers all animals and all forms of transport within New Zealand – air, land and sea. Minimum standards cover off important areas like stockmanship, planning, equipment design and maintenance, preparing and selecting animals for transport, loading and unloading, as well as the provision of food, water and rest.” Mr Collier adds that specific requirements for transport in emergencies and emergency humane destruction are also included. The code was drafted and reviewed by representatives of companies and organisa-

Frost – be the boss New Zealand Frost Fans Ltd is a specialist frost fan company that manufactures the Frostboss Range of frost fans. New Zealand Frost Fans is involved in all aspects of frost fan business, from design through to manufacturing as well as field placement, installation and servicing. The Frostboss C49 is the latest development in the range with greatly improved performance, noise and efficiency characteristics. How it works: The C49 was designed in response to the demand for a quieter and more efficient fan. The FrostBoss C49 incorporates all the features of the 2010 FrostBoss. These are the same cabinet design, gearboxes, auto controller, ambient wind

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Improving grape quality The quality of your grapes solely depends on the care and attention those vines receive throughout the season. The repercussions of wrong advice can hit hard come harvest. As an accomplished vineyard manager and owner of BNC Viticulture Contracting Ltd, Brad Crighton understands what vineyards need for successful, disease free crops while also being sensitive to budgets. From hassle free, comprehensive vineyard management services to spray contracts, leaf plucking, trimming, post-driving, mulching/sweeping, and much more, BNC can help with every aspect of vineyard management. The addition of the new recyclable foliage sprayer is one way BNC is continuing to protect the environment. The award winning recyclable spray unit decreases chemical usage while also substantially reduces drift and wastage, without compromising on quality. In professional trials the unit reduced chemical usage by up to 75-80% (on early season sprays). This technology is highly regarded overseas and is certainly the way of the future. With a fast growing list of clients, bookings are essential to ensure this state-of the-art technology on your block today. Call today for a free quote on 021 955 367. BNC are now servicing 2.2m rows.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011


Marlborough Farming with the Blenheim Sun

Lifestyle • Viticulture • Farming

Open day attracts visitors to nature reserve By Leona Plaisier The Tui Nature Reserve, located in the Outer Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds, held its first open day for students from Nelson and Marlborough on Saturday, September 17. The reserve has been owned and managed by the Plaisier family – Brian, Ellen and their three children Leona, Liam and Esmae for the past 17 years. The family has successfully transformed the peninsula from a barren, weed-ridden landscape to regenerating native bush. They also breed kakariki, geckos and giant weta with the aim of introducing these species to the peninsula. After years of intense pest control and other conservation work to achieve where they are today, the family is now working towards the next step in

their vision of ‘conservation education’. A major part of that was to hold an open day specifically for students from the Marlborough and Nelson region. The open day attracted students from Marlborough Boys’ College, Marlborough Girls’ College, Queen Charlotte College, Rai Valley Area School and Salisbury School. The group of 45 people also included Kaikoura MP Colin King, Ngati Kuia representative Raymond Smith and Department of Conservation Sounds Area Manager Roy Grose. The Plaisier family said the day was a great success, with all the students showing great enthusiasm for conservation and the project. They hope to make the event an annual one.

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NATURAL WONDER: The Tui Nature Reserve in the outer Pelorus Sounds was opened to students on Saturday. Photo supplied

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TROPHY WINNERS: At the recent New World Wine Awards Marlborough wines took home the 'Champion White' and the 'Champion Red' awards. Pictured receiving trophies at the awards night are Craig Wilson - Managing Director Foodstuffs (Wellington) Co-Operative Society, Sasha Grayson - winemaker for Matua Valley (Shingle Peak), Shara Matthews - national trading manager grocery for Pernod Ricard (Jacob’s Creek), Matt Murphy - head winemaker for Mount Riley and Jim Harré - chairperson of the New World Wine Awards. Photo provided

Two Marlborough wines have been awarded gold medals at the 2011 New World Wine Awards. Shingle Peak’s 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir took out the Champion Red section, and Mount Riley’s 2011 Riesling won the Champion White category. More than 1000 wines were tasted by a panel of 14 judges over two days in this year’s event. Of the 521 medals awarded, 50 were given gold, 135 silver and 336 bronze. Each wine was blind tasted and judged on taste, smell and colour.

Chair of the New World Wine Awards judging panel Jim Harre says the awards were “bigger and better than ever” this year. “The quality of the wines entered demonstrates the high regard winemakers have for the integrity of these awards and the benefits a medal brings in terms of sales and brand awareness of their wines,” he says. A Top 50 selection of award-winning wines will be showcased in the 2011 New World Wine Awards booklet and is now being stocked in New World stores nationwide.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Own a piece of history Smiths City Blenheim is giving Marlburians a chance to purchase a piece of Rugby World Cup history. The store is auctioning off a Size 5 rugby ball signed by all 30 members of the 2011 Russian squad, with proceeds to go to Blenheim charity Bread of Life Centre. This year marks the first time Russia has competed in the quadrennial tournament. Smiths City obtained the Russian signatures on three rugby balls when the team came into the store recently.

What is the All Blacks’ price?

Store manager Matt Rainbow says Smiths City Kaikoura will auction off one ball at the Real NZ Festival Kaikoura SeaFest on October 1. The other ball has been given to the Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade. To make your bid, leave your name, phone number and bidding price at The Sun office, 72 High St, Blenheim or Smiths City Blenheim at 18 Kinross St. Entries close on September 30.


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By Damian George How much is an All Blacks jersey signed by the potential winners of Rugby World Cup 2011 worth? PGG Wrightson Blenheim will find out on Saturday night when it auctions off two jerseys signed by the 30 players and four of the coaching staff from the New Zealand side entrusted with winning the Webb Ellis Cup for just the second time. The jerseys will be up for grabs at the company’s client function entitled ‘Le Game’ at the Jim Fraser Centre in Blenheim. One of the jerseys will be available to the public, who can make a bid instore. The other will be bid for by PGG

Wrightson clients present at the function. Public bidders need to leave their name, contact details and bidding price at the store in a sealed envelope by 5pm on Friday. PGG Wrightson Tasman area manager Hugh Murchison says the money raised from the auction will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Association and The Marlborough Hospice. A sellout crowd of 350 is expected for the function, which will be screening the All Blacks-France World Cup match. The jeresys were donated by PGG Wrightson supplier BASF and agreed t be signed by All Blacks management.

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Beauty room prepares to open Cabello Hair & Beauty is gearing up to launch its new beauty room which owner Ang Nicholls plans to open on October 12. A full range of beauty services will be offered by a qualified body and beauty therapist including massage, manicures, pedicures, all waxing and tinting. Bookings are being taken now for the beauty room which will be open Wednesday through to Saturday, includ-

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In the salon, Ang, Holly and Sophie can cater for all ages as well as men’s cuts Cabello uses L’Oreal colours, treatments, shampoos and styling products. “Call in and see our friendly team, and remember that we are taking beauty appointments now,” Ang says.

Beautiful skin, naturally Juliet Lindsay of Skin Beautiful is leaping into spring with a sting! As far as Juliet is aware she is the only clinic to be offering natural bee venom facials in New Zealand. A lovely one hour facial using a honey and carrot cleanser, a grape and manuka honey exfoliant followed by a facial massage with natural beetox venom to hydrate, tone and smooth your skin. It’s just fantastic that this natural beetox cream is made right here in Blenheim. Juliet has created her own

natural product range which is made under licence in Blenheim by the creators of the beetox cream used in her facials. Juliet has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and has worked with a number of product companies and is qualified in a wide range of skin treatments. Juliet planned years ago to create her own product range to enable clients to purchase facial products of a very high quality at very affordable prices. Samples are always available and are FREE. Products are

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BASSETT: Andrew and Melisa (nee Smitheram) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their third child. A baby girl, Tahlia Adeline (8lb 3oz) on Wednesday 24th August 2011, at 4.55pm at Wairau Hospital. A beautiful sister to Kaden and Tylen. A very special thanks to our amazing midwife Ruth Johnson, Jody and all the staff at Ward One. Photo provided.

WIlSOn/DODSOn: David and Letticia are delighted to announce the arrival of Henry Charles Dodson Wilson, (9lb 3oz), on Wednesday 7th September. A little brother for a very excited Reuben! Many thanks to midwives Sue Young and Gwen, all of the wonderful maternity team at Wairau, and to Nana and Poppy (Pat and Peter Dodson). Photo provided.

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

MclEnnAn/lAnE: Alexis Anne McLennan has finally arrived! On the 9th September 2011 Jamie and Melissa welcomed Alexis into the world at 2.13pm weighing 7lbs. A special thanks to Gwen, Nikki and all our supportive and excited family and friends. Photo provided.

BURROUGH-WEBSTER: Wendy and Daniel are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their girl Peyton Grace (8lb 3oz) on July 22nd. 12.05am at Wairau Hospital. A little sister for Amelia. Special thanks to midwifes Carole and Shona and all the staff involved. You all do an amazing job. Both well. Photo provided.

PITTS: Kelly and Hugo are pleased to announce the arrival of Georgia Vene (7lbs 7oz) on 26 August 2011. It all went well at 4.13am at Wairau Hospital. A huge thank you to two great midwives, Sue Hudson and Gerry Lawson. Photo provided.

PLEASE NOTE Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are: DAILY at 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 7pm

Order your baby photos at the Sun office: 72 High Street, Blenheim

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

MuM OF THE WEEK Congratulations to Melissa Lane this week’s lucky winner of the New World $25 voucher to spend at New World Blenheim. Our winner is invited to bring her ID in to claim her prize when she next visits New World Blenheim.

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

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

The Sun

Wednesday September 21, 2011

death notices community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 5206377. Office 5209980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm 7 days Ph 5782271.

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

Desex Your Cat Its spring and SPCA reminds owners to get cats over 6 months of age desexed by a vet NOW! SPCA can help those on low incomes. Phone 572 9156.


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: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

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(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.

Tempo Concert

“Classically Classical” - Friday 30th September Come and perform your latest achievement in music for an appreciative audience. Register at tempoconcert@ by Wednesday 28th.

The Blue Door

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

death notices STRETCH, Mary Edith (Edie): Passed away suddenly on 19 September 2011 at Bethsaida Rest Home. In her 98th year. Loved wife of the late Everard (Ev), loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Maureen (Wellington), Margaret and Stuart (Blenheim), Judith and Jim (Wellington) and Mark and Pam (Christchurch), loved Little Nana of Judi and David, Michael and Cristy, Lois and Robin, Diana and Greg, Geoffrey and Keziah, Amy and Randal, Jane and Matt, Sophie and Rongo, Olivia, Joseph, and Liam and loved great grandma of Jessica, Jack, Ryan, Angus, Ava, Henry, and Paige. Messages to 35 Brooklyn Drive Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Edie will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts Blenheim at 11 am Thursday 22 September followed by interment at Omaka Cemetery. F a m i l y GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719

Hospital Visiting Hours Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward.

Diabetes NZ Marlborough: 5775549, Office hours Tues,Wed,Thurs 9am-3pm.

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Marlborough Budgeting Free,confidential budgeting BURNEY, Joyce Doreen: On September 17 2011, peacefully, with her Lifeline Marlborough: advice. Monday -Friday. Phone family at Redwood Retirement Village Blenheim. Aged 90 years. Dearly 577 8668, 24hr helpline. 578 2006. loved wife of Bill for 67 years, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Marlborough Women's Neryl and Keith Chapman (Christchurch), Francey and the late Malcolm Citizens Advice Bureau Refuge, Rape and Sexual Burney (Waikanae), Lyn and Peter Tutt (Napier), Selwyn and Rosie Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis Free, friendly, confidential (Brisbane) and Kelly and Marion (Brisbane), precious nana and great line, phone Wairau Hospital advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Nana Joyce of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages 520 9999, for Women's Refuge Phone 578 4272. to Flat 2, 18 Brewer Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers donations to contact numbers. Redwood Retirement Village would be appreciated and may be left at Picton the service. A service for Joyce will be held at the Mayfield Chapel cnr Overeaters Anonymous: Doctor: Phone weekend doctor Hutcheson & Parker Sts Blenheim, at 2pm Wednesday September 21 Red Cross Rooms, 33 Redwood 573 6092 or Marlborough After followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. St. Every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Hours GP Service 520 6377. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 Office 5209980. Victim Support: Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non- NORTH, Margaret Edith Mabel (Edith): On September 15 2011, 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) urgent 579 4870. peacefully, at Redwood Retirement Village . In her 92nd year. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Dearly loved wife of the late Ron, loved mother and mother-in-law of Alcoholics Anonymous: R o s e 5 7 7 7 6 5 1 , H a r v e y Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon Jeanette and the late Dale Langridge (Wellington), Colin and Denise -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, (Christchurch), Carolyn and Ross McLennan (Melbourne), Des and Pat, 5788125 Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 and Brett and Philippa (Kaiapoi) and loved nana and great nana of all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Al-Anon: Help for families 7927 Sat 9-1pm. Special thanks to the staff at Presbyterian Support and the staff at & friends of alcoholics. Ph Seddon Health Clinic Redwood Retirement Village for their love and care of Margaret. Margaret 578 4690 or Ross Monday 10am-1pm; Wednesday Messages to the North family P O Box 110 Blenheim 7240. At Margaret’s 578 5896. 5pm-7pm;. For an appointment request a private service will be held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 A l z h e i m e r s S o c i e t y Ph 575 7757. Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 After hours: Marlborough GP JOHNSON, Colleen Anne: Passed away peacefully at Wairau Hospital Wither Rd, Mon,Wed,Fri 9am- Services: Reception: 520 6377. Office: 520 9980. on 15 September 2011. Dearly loved wife of the late Len, loved mum of 4pm / Tue, Thurs 9.30-3pm. Peter (deceased), David, Susan and Heidy and special Nan of James; and Greta and Adrian. Messages to the Johnson family C/- P O Box 110 Blenheim. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 233 Blenheim 7240. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Rd , at 10.30 am Wednesday 21 September followed by private LIGHTWOOD, Audrey May: Passed away, peacefully, at Ashwood Park cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. Retirement Village, on 13 September 2011. In her 89th year. Loved and GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 loving wife of Hugh, devoted mother and mother-in-law of Patricia Gadd (South Yorkshire UK), Susan and David Prendergast (Brisbane), David POPPLEWELL, Gordon Paul: On 13 September 2011, peacefully, and Katy Lightwood (Brisbane), respected grandmother of Michael Gadd surrounded by his loving family, at Hospice Marlborough . Aged 60 and Ruth (Nottingham UK), Benjamin Gadd (Melbourne), Jonathan Gadd years. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Shona, much loved and (New York); Nicola and Martin Disley (Brisbane), Matthew and Laura cherished Dad of Jason and Eva, Michele and John Weir, and Debbie Prendergast (Dunedin), Timothy and Lisa Prendergast (London); Patrick and Ken, treasured Poppy of Cody; and Harriet, and Hunter, loved Lightwood and April Lightwood (Brisbane), loved great grandmother brother and brother-in-law of the late John, Maryanne, the late Peter, of Kristah and Leah (Dunedin); and Daisy (Brisbane), loved sister and the late Frank, Joan and the late Brian, Edgar and Barbara, Marian and sister-in-law of Eunice and the late Ian Muldrew (Oamaru), June and Graham, Erica and Graham, the late Jason, Angie and Graham, Judy Milton Gair (Mt Maunganui), Nyra and the late Alan Lightwood (Blenheim), and the late Ray and Mildred and Hilton. Loved brother-in-law of Larry, the late Mary and Jack Thorn (Christchurch), the late Colin, and Nancy Brenda and Owen, and Stephan and Carol and much loved uncle of all Lightwood (Sydney). Messages C/- Ashwood Park Retirement Village his nieces and nephews. Messages to P O Box 55 Ward 7248. In lieu 118 Middle Renwick Rd Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers donations to of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to P O Box may sent to P O Box 411 Blenheim 7240. 411 Blenheim 7240. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 Russell McQuarters ByBy Russell McQuarters

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Wednesday September 21, 2011

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.

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late death notice BRYANT, Doreen: On Monday September 19 2011, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Village, Hospital Wing, Blenheim, surrounded by her family that day. In her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of Mac, much loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Doris, Tom and Noeline, the late Wendy, Jim and Janie, Margaret (Kelly) and Jim, loved nana of Julianna, Lee, Isobel, and Hannah; Jason, Shawn and Quinten; and Kate and great nana of Kris and Shinae, Mikayla and William, Ashley and Stanley, Sky and Elle; Jack, Laura and Luke, Ollie, Toby and Sophie, and Hamish. Messages C/- P O Box 116 Renwick. A funeral service for Doreen will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Lawrence St Havelock, at 2 pm Friday September 23 followed by interment at Havelock Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Ph 03 578 4719 www.sowmans

CRAFT EXPO Saturday - 24 September 2011 9.30 am to 4 pm St. Ninian’s Church Hall 1 Riley Crescent, Blenheim Door Charge: $5 Adult (Children Free) Refreshments available

Craft Expo attracts out of town talent Dolls and bears, glass painting, cake decorating and photography, these plus so much more will be on display this Saturday at a Craft Expo being held at the St Ninian’s Church Hall at the corner of Alabama Road and Riley Crescent. The Expo is a fundraising event for the St Ninian’s Presbyterian Church Youth and Family Trust, which has employed children’s worker Danii Taripo. Danii spends time with the children at the Redwoodtown School and also organises programmes within the Church for the school holidays and Junior Church. Proceeds from the Expo will go toward her employment.

The number of stall holders is “incredible”, say organisers who will be hosting the Expo in both halls within the same complex. “We have stall holders from all over the community as well as Picton, Hamilton and Motueka.” An example of crafts on display include beadwork and jewellery, bone carving and silk painting, calligraphy, china painting, embroidery, felting, folk art, pottery, scrapbooking, weaving and woodworking to name a few. There will be a children’s activity area for over five-year olds as well as refreshments. The Expo will run from 9:30am CRAFT EXPO: Rachel Adrian and Norma Noad showing some of to 4pm and the door charge is $5 the painting on t-shirts that they had done for the up and coming per adult (children are free). Craft Expo at St Ninians Church hall. Photo supplied.

Bears in action Blenheim’s adopted team, the Russian Bears, were due to play its second match of its first ever Rugby World Cup tournament last night. The Bears, coming off a spirited 6-13 loss to USA in its opening match in New Plymouth, were due to take on Italy in Nelson. Eight-year-old Kurt Simcic, of Blenheim, was due to run out onto Trafalgar Park with

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the Italian side last night after winning ANZ’s Future Captains competition earlier this month. The Italians were coming off a 6-32 loss in its opening match of the tournament against Australia. Russian management was unavailable to speak to The Sun yesterday and on Monday.

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Party time: Samoan rugby fans celebrate on Blenheim’s Queen St following their side’s 49-12 Rugby World Cup win over Namibia last Wednesday. Photo by Damian George

A local family is desperately trying to locate their beloved dog who has been missing since Sunday morning. ‘Nippy’ is a 16-year old black and white male Fox Terrier who is partially blind and deaf. In the past Nippy has been lifted over the fence by children to play at the neighbouring Mayfield School. The property’s fences have been raised to prevent this but in this case his family have had no luck locating him. “We are really worried that he won’t find his way home because of his eyesight, so we are urging anyone to call us if they find him,” a family member pleads. Nippy’s family is offering a reward for his return, so if anyone has any information about Nippy’s whereabouts please phone Michael on 021 728 498.

The Great Bake-Off By Celeste Lodewyk The Great Kindergarten Bake-Off is almost here and with it, excitement is growing amongst Redwoodtown Kindergarten students and teachers who are hosting the event on Saturday, October 1. The event is being held to celebrate more than 60 years of kindergarten in Redwoodtown and will feature guest judges Heath Naylor from Figaros Café and Phil Smart, head

chef from the Copthorne Hotel. Already the kindergarten has been inundated with more than 70 entries for what is set to be a highly successful day. Proceeds from the $5 competition entry fees will go towards the purchase of more outdoor equipment and technology for the kindergarten. Family, friends and non-bakers are welcome to go along and place a bid in the ‘decorated cakes’ auction.

The event kicks off at 2pm where baking entries are submitted, which will be followed by a performance by students whilst judging is carried out. The cake auction begins at 3pm after the winners have been announced. Entries for the Great Kindergarten Bake-Off close this Friday, so make sure you contact the kindergarten and fill out an entry form.

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ABs need to make better use of pool matches The All Blacks are probably the only nation at this year’s World Cup which causes as much intrigue in its team selection as it does in its match day performance. Each week, speculation and debate circulates throughout the country about who will be the lucky 15 to take the field for the team’s next assignment. At this point, it should not be that complicated. The All Blacks made seven changes to the starting XV for its second match of the tournament against Japan on Friday. Another three were forced through injury a day out from the match. The result is New Zealand has now played two matches in this year’s tournament, and has not gained a thing.

Don’t be fooled by the 83-7 scoreline against Japan ‘B’. Matches against sides like Japan and Tonga, for a team like New Zealand, are what you make of them. The only thing I can see New Zealand could have gained from these two matches is continuity, a chance for their best XV to gather some momentum. Strangely, the All Blacks coaches have decided there is little merit to that theory. It is strange because they have largely done away with the ‘rotational’ approach from 2007 until now, and because they said they would not re-introduce it in 2011. Using the word ‘opportunity’ does not mask the fact rotation is back. Why else did Keven Mealamu,


Wednesday September 21, 2011

Damian George

Blenheim’s Dragon Boat team seeking recruits

Sam Whitelock, Andrew Ellis, Conrad Smith and Cory Jane replace Andrew Hore, Ali Williams, Jimmy Cowan, Sonny Bill Williams and Isaia Toeva? Graham Henry and co say they are unsure who their best halfback, fullback, locking combination and wingers are. Well, now is the time to decide. Contra r y to the coaches’ ‘competition is good’ mantra, players don’t need the added pressure of playing for their positions every time they take the field. They need the assurance of knowing they are the men entrusted with winning the World Cup, and getting on and doing it. That is how previous teams, including the 1987 All Blacks, have done it in the past.

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>special olympics By Damian George Special Olympics Marlborough volunteer Gareth Archer is hoping a coaches’ day the club is holding early next month will help entice more people to join the organisation. Mr Archer, a sport and fitness teacher at the Marlborough Sports Academy, has organised the open day to help attract new coaches and volunteers and upskill existing personnel. It will be held at the Marlborough Community College on October 2. Mr Archer says coaching Special Olympics athletes is a rewarding role with global appeal, and en-

courages people to check out what the organisation does. “It’s a really great organisation to be involved with - it’s worldwide, there are opportunities for people who stay with it for a while to make overseas trips, and it’s really well connected so you make lots of friends,” he says. “And being able to provide opportunities for the athletes is really special.” The open day will include coaching workshops, a practical session at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 and a chance for people to plan and implement their own coaching sessions.

Mr Archer says the more coaches the club has, the more athletes it is able to accommodate. “There are a lot of people out there that can be involved with Special Olympics.” Drinks and nibbles will be provided at The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant following the event. Special OlympicS marlbOrOuGh cOacheS’ Day marlborough community college, 65 Scott St October 2, 10am-3pm Free entry

Good showing from Blenheim riders >moTocRoss

Blenheim motocross riders Jack and Ben Dalton have enjoyed a successful outing at the junior KTM Cup event held in Tokoroa recently. Jack, 12, finished third in the event’s 65cc class and fourth in the 85cc class, while seven-year-

Pigeon racing results Results from the latest round of the Blenheim Pigeon Club’s young bird season, flown from Christchurch on the weekend. First - James; Second - C Kirkwood; Third - S Kirkwood; Fourth - J Webb; Fifth - G Peart. Next week’s race will be flown from Timaru.

old brother Ben finished sixth in the 50cc class. Ben will compete in the New Zealand Mini Champs near Reefton later this year.

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BEARS FAREWELLED Blenheim School pupils and Marlborough officials including mayor Alistair Sowman gathered outside Chateau Marlborough on Monday to farewell the Russian Bears for the final time ahead of its Rugby World Cup match against Italy in Nelson. Photos by Damian George

TICKETS AVAILABLE: St Mary’s Youth Group members Oscar Eves, Meike Hilhorst and Kane Wills are gearing up for their Garden of Eden dance on October 1. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.

By Celeste Lodewyk Get your dancing shoes on as the St Mary’s Youth Group gears up for its much anticipated ‘Garden of Eden’ dance on October 1. The dance is the Youth Group’s fundraising initiative to raise funds for its camps, events and general running of the group throughout the coming year. There are two Youth Groups, the junior and senior which get together once a week and participate in a wide range of activities; this will be what the money goes towards. At last year’s dance, the Youth Group raised enough money to purchase new music equipment including the drum set pictured.

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Blenheim Sun Newspaper September 21 Issue

21 September Blenheim Sun  

Blenheim Sun Newspaper September 21 Issue