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Starring role Blenheim school students Kurt Simcic [pictured] and Wade Wilson will have a major part in two Rugby World Cup matches.

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Cell tower anger Brian Powell is not happy with the cellphone tower erected next to his Wither Rd property.

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Fronting up: Blenheim’s Dolce Bar & restaurant is among the local businesses gearing up for rugby World Cup 2011. pictured are staff members Kat pickford [left] and Clare Appleby. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

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By Damian Gorge Blenheim cafe and bar owners are extending happy hours, offering giveaways and calling in giant televisions as Marlborough prepares for the start of Rugby World Cup 2011. The much-anticipated tournament kicks off on Friday with hosts New Zealand taking on

Tonga at Auckland’s Eden Park, following an opening ceremony. The Russian team, who will be based in Marlborough until September 12 and again from September 16-18, arrived in Blenheim late yesterday afternoon, and were welcomed by a haka performed by 80 school children. Among the businesses gearing up for the event is Dolce Bar & Restaurant, which will be offer-

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RUSSIANS ARRIVE: Members of the Russian rugby team are greeted by students and a kapa haka group at Blenheim’s Woodbourne Airport late yesterday afternoon ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011, which kicks off on Friday. The Russian team will be based in Blenheim until Monday, and again from September 16-18. The team’s first match is against USA in New Plymouth on September 15. Photos by Damian George

All Black legend drops in By Damian George Marlborough Boys’ College students had the chance to soak up some knowledge from an All Black rugby legend yesterday. Frank Bunce, a 55-test All Black, spoke at the school yesterday as part of his nationwide tour as an ANZ Rugby World Cup 2011 ambassador. “It’s really an opportunity for me to offer some advice and help guys make that next step in their careers,” Bunce says of the speaking engagements. “I talk about mistakes I’ve made in the past and learning from mistakes other people have made - it’s a bit of a short course for them.” The former centre says he has been impressed with the effort New Zealand’s smaller provinces have put into hosting the tournament, which starts on Friday. Blenheim is hosting the Russian team during the tournament and

has embraced the country’s culture through initiatives such as erecting Russian street signs and flags and organising Russian language lessons. “I take my hat off to all of the places I’ve been around the country, especially the smaller ones who are really keen and excited. It’s great to see.” He says he is not sure what to expect from the Russian team, but it is likely they will be big players who play a physical game. Marlborough Boys’ College First XV player Corey McCaffrey says it was exciting to meet Bunce in person. “It’s pretty inspirational - people look up to him and not many people get to meet him,” he says. Bunce is backing the All Blacks to end their 24-year World Cup drought this year, but is picking England as his dark horse.

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$ Big moment: Kurt Simcic, 8, will run out onto trafalgar Park with the italian side in its Rugby World Cup match against Russia. Photo by Damian George.

By Damian George The Rugby World Cup match between Italy and Russia in Nelson later this month will be an extra special one for Blenheim schoolboy Kurt Simcic. The eight-year-old will run out onto Trafalgar Park alongside Italian captain Sergio Parisse before the match on September 20 and stand with the team while it sings its national anthem Fratelli d’Italia. Bohally Intermediate student Wade Wilson, 12, will be leading the Russian side out when it takes on Australia at the same ground on October 1. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunies come courtesy of ANZ’s Future Captains competition, which will see 96 children from across New Zealand accompany

a captain onto the field for each of the tournament’s 48 games. To make it even more special for Kurt, the letter confirming he had won the prize happened to arrive at his house on August 15 - his birthday. “We couldn’t get the smile off his face,” Kurt’s mother Niki, who homeschools Kurt and his siblings, says. “It’s really good for his study too - we’ll have to learn a bit about Italy now.” ANZ representatives were on hand to surprise Kurt on Thursday with a presentation of his tournament gear. That included a Rugby World Cup shirt and soft rugby ball, ANZ cap, and minitiaure Webb Ellis Cup money bank. Kurt says he is looking forward

to the occasion, and is well aware of the significance of the tournament. “New Zealand was the first team who won the Rugby World Cup,” he says. Asked if the All Blacks will repeat the dose 24 years on, Kurt says: “I hope we do.” ANZ Central region general manager Lynne Sutherland has been visiting centres between New Plymouth and Blenheim recently to make the presentations to the winners. “For these kids, they will be memories for a lifetime, really,” she says. The Italy-Russia match will be both sides’ second game of the tournament. The Russia-Australia match is both sides’ last in pool play.

Marlborough readies for Cup From Page 1. Fairweathers on Scott has called in a 200-squareinch projection television to screen matches in its specially-built outdoor marquee. It will be giving away two tickets on Friday to the pool match between Italy and Russia in Nelson on September 20, as well as giveaways at halftime of every match for the duration of the tournament. Chequers Cafe/Wine Bar owner Carolyn Coles says her venue will be running its happy hour for the duration of each match of the World Cup. It will be open on Sundays from October 1, “until the last person leaves”. M e a nw h i l e , Bl e n h e i m’s

Lansdowne Park will remain in lockdown until two to four days after the Russian side leaves. The ground went into lockdown ten days before the squad arrived. Marlborough District Council grounds and amenities manager Robert Hutchison says all sight lines around the ground have been blocked off by weed matting and plastic to ensure the side’s privacy during training.

meet the Russians The Russian side has confirmed it will take part in various commnunity engagements during its stay in Blenheim. Rugby World Cup regional project manager Susan Witehira

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Anger at cell tower decision Not happy: (Left) twenty Witherlea residents hold a protest on Sunday against the installation of a 20-metre cellphone tower next to their properties. Right: the 20 metre tall cellphone tower was erected yesterday morning. Photos by Tony Laplanche and Damian George.

By Damian George A Wither Road resident says he is angry he has had no say in plans to erect a 20-metre cellphone tower next to his property. Telecommunications company Chorus the Telecom subsidiary building the tower - started installation work a few days ago on the Witherlea Bible Chapel site. Resident Brain Powell says the neighbouring properties were given little notification of the plans, and have not had an adequate chance to express their concerns. “I pay my tax, I pay my rates, and I have no say in what goes on,” he told The Sun yesterday. “I’m not being unreasonable in wanting to have some say in this.” Building a cellphone tower less than 25m high is permitted under the Marlborough District Council’s Wairau-Awatere Resorce Management Plan. But Mr Powell says the tower poses a significant health risk to residents due to

radiation and other pollution - the extent of which is not yet fully known. A protest against the tower being built was held by about 20 residents on Sunday. Mr Powell says the council’s district plan needs to be amended so Telecom need more than just a code of compliance to build the towers. “There’s been no consideration of the neighbours [from the company],” he says. “There’s two towers gone in quickly now [one was erected in Renwick earlier this year] - now is the time to have a look at it.” Mr Powell says the council has “bent over backwards” to look at alternative locations for the tower, but Chorus has not budged. Chorus community relations manager Kathy Wiltshire says letters were sent to the 11 properties adjacent to the Witherlea Bible Chapel building advising them of the plans. Another 41 letters were later sent to

Big response to community awards Nearly 70 nominations have been received for the 2011 TrustPower Marlborough Community Awards. The 68 nominations submitted is the second largest number in the competition’s history, eclipsing the 63 entries received last year. The entries have come from 61 voluntary groups and organisations across Marlborough. TrustPower Community Relations coordinator Pip Tschudin says she is delighted with this year’s response. “It is wonderful that the Marlborough community has stepped up to make sure the thousands of volunteers working for the benefit of the Marlborough community are being recognised and celebrated through the awards,” she says. The winners will be announced at a function on October 26.

residents, including the 11 already notified. “Those letters were giving them the opportunity to contact [Telecom] if they had any concerns,” she says. “We’ve heard from six residents since they were sent out, about a month ago.” Mr Powell says he received a letter five days before the project began. He called the company but waited three days for a response, by which time digging on the site had already begun, he says. Council manager of resource consents Anna Eatherley says the council has not considered amending the district plan, but possibly could in the future. She is unaware of any plans by Telecom to erect any more towers in the region in the future.

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proteStorS LIaBLe for damaGeS The three men responsible for damaging the Waihopai Valley satellite dome in 2008 may have to pay for part of the estimated $1.2 million repair bill. The High Court at Wellington last week found Adrian Leason, Peter Murnane and Samuel Land are liable for damages caused by their protest-driven break-in in March last year. The amount the defendants may have to pay will be considered at another hearing. The men were found not guilty of burglary and wilful damage following the break-in. The installation is used by the Government Communications Security Bureau to intercept satellite communications.

BIG LIne-up for yaCHt raCe More than 20 yachts will line up in Wine Works Marlborough’s annual Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race from Waikawa to Wellington tomorrow. Each of the keelboats taking part in the race will carry one bottle of 2011 vintage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The event is organised by the Waikawa Boating Club.

Mega’s garden centre gets a makeover Finding a great garden centre with knowledgeable and helpful staff has just been made easier with Blenheim’s Mitre 10 Mega. The grand opening of its newly revamped Mega Garden Centre has finally arrived and to celebrate, there will be a garden re-launch held this weekend. The garden centre has been a popular and well used area of the store, and after four years staff members recognised that there was room for growth and improvement. “And what better way to say welcome to our garden centre, than to add more display areas and fill it with beautiful colour,” says team member Jenny Matthews. There has been more isle space added making it easier for customers to shop, more display areas for easier product viewing, large signage to better direct customers and a larger product range. The new display wall of pavers has also been a welcome addition, designed to give customers a range of DIY ideas for their own renovations.

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By Damian George The vintage hot rod being restored by Drug Arm Blenheim and its many contributors was on display at Blenheim Elim Church on Sunday. The 103E Ford Popular, from the late 1940s to early 1950s, was one of more than a dozen vehicles on display at the Father’s Day exhibition. Drug Arm Blenheim has been voluntarily taking on young people referred to them by police over the last two years to assist in the restoration project. Organisation chairman Roy Ramsey says the vehicle, now at the ‘rolling chassis’ stage, was

with them and actually try to make a difference.” He uses the sessions to try and change the mindset of the youngsters by introducing problemsolving techniques to help them think more critically. He hopes that will then stem into their everyday lives. “It’s teaching them a different way of thinking. I don’t think they recognise [they are doing it] to be honest, but I recognise that it does make a difference.” Other vehicles on display on Sunday included a Ford Fiesta, a Holden Monaro, a 1950s Chevy, a Ford Mustang, a tractor, boats, and even a helicopter.

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A fabulous new range is arriving daily at footloose along with an almost new team to unpack the exciting new season goodies. Our long serving Shyloe is taking 6 months maternity leave and we look forward to her return early 2012. Many of you will have met Charmaine and now Lee and Rochelle have joined the fabulous footloose team. There’s lots to offer in the new seasons range with more colour than ever... bright oranges, reds, cobolt blue, pinks, pale greens, metalics, neutral beige, taupe, animal prints, tans, something for everyone. The

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Sun readers have their say... Q: Is it acceptable for businesses to raise prices during the world cup?

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No consent for cell phone tower? Sir, I am writing this letter with concern of the recent construction of the cell phone tower at the church on Wither Road. As an adjoining neighbour to the Bible Baptist Open Brethren Church property I was in disbelief that I had had no notification from Telecom or the Council, it came as a bigger shock that this wasn’t required. I firmly believe that the rules and regulations around this issue need to change so that local residents at least get a chance to have their say and that Telecom or any other Telco must ap-

ply for Resource Consent instead of the way it has been allowed currently. The people of Marlborough deserve better from the council as I am sure that there would not be too many rate payers that would be happy having a cell site over their fence. Therefore the District Plan needs to be updated so this cannot happen again. It is ironic that the Council have just increased our rates, and that this latest addition to our landscape will most definitely devalue our properties. Angry in Witherlea.

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Renwick Community Memorial Hall Dear Ed, I would like to take issue with comments made by Brian Roughan chaiman of the Renwick Board of trustees over the Hall issue. Firstly he says the money was granted to the school for the hall was over two years ago All pub charities and Trusts including the Canty Community Trust are required under the trust deed to spend the money within that financial year.What accomodations were made and why? They are also supposed to spend it on the hall. Why has this not happened. Why is the money still in their acct 2-3 years later? The school needs to account for the money sitting in their acct for the period. Is the money still there? I would like to see the condition in the document where he suggests that the school can only spend this money on the hall if it was a school asset. Good on the committee for standing up to a grab for their hall. Go Renwick, Stand Up. Dear Ed, As a Renwick citizen, I am concerned about the incomplete reporting since the public meeting held on 9 August. There is a statement which details the events leading up to the Hall committee of the time considering a proposal to transfer ownership to the Ministry of Education. This statement was tabled at the most recent meeting of the Renwick Residents Association on 18 August. I urge you to attend the next Renwick Residents Association meeting on Thursday, September 15 at the Renwick Community Memorial Hall. You will be given a chance to ask questions, and these questions will be answered to the best of the elected members’ ability. Get your information from a reliable source – the body of elected citizens who do a great job for our community. Helen Miller, Renwick Dear Ed, The $10,000 grant from the CCT was applied for by the hall committee, RSA and Renwick School for maintenance. Principal Simon Heath says it’s invested, BOT Brian Roughan says it’s in the budget, why has it not been spent on the hall? Do they not realise the intention of the grant? It should be used for the purpose it was applied for. Where is it now and how much interest has it gathered? In the grant application there was no mention of the school owning the hall. As for saying they will give it back if they don’t get the hall, I found that hard to absorb as the maintenance problem still stands. I ask Simon and the BOT to honour the grant for what it was allocated for. Rata Harper Hall Committee Member

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Elite father-son team a winning combination Business has been steady, customers have been happy with their service and their product range has expanded, so overall Elite Tyre and Alignment has had a successful first year. Business owners and the father-son team, Dave and Brendan Gill are pleased with the business’s growth and have positive feedback since opening at their Grove Road premises. “Being 100% locally owned and operated and being willing to deliver good old fashioned customer service have played an important part in our success. It’s about treating our customers as real people and genuinely appreciating their business, from the small jobs through to the big ones. We are there when our customers need us, even if that means being open after normal closing hours.” says Brendan. Understanding the importance of supporting local business, Elite Tyre and Alignment chooses to source where it can locally, whether it be stationery and business cards from Monarch Print, uniforms from Newman Graphics or drycleaning from A1 Drycleaning and Laundry. “We’re a local business and we are local people, we’ll do anything we can to support other local businesses.” says Brendan. “We have had great support from the Marlborough community including referrals and repeat business which are the result of good customer relations,” he says. “We also supply vintage motorcycle tyres and can fit them for you. What Get a free gift with every set of Maxxis we don’t have in store can be ordered tyres purchased in september! to suit,” says Brendan. Get a free Maxxis cap with every set Dave & Brendan are also experiof 4 car or performance tyres and a enced in oil changes and full vehicle free Maxxis crew shirt with every servicing, They also offer free comset of 4x4/sUV tyres! puterised battery condition checks and have Exide Batteries great range fully charged on the shelf. For more information call in and talk phONE: 578 5859 to the Elite team at 41b Grove Road.

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Big hitter Kurt Schollum has been selected in the Junior Black Sox squad to prepare for the team’s Junior World Series campaign in Argentina next year. Sun reporter Damian George talks to the Marlborough Boys’ College student about his rise so far. Kurt Schollum likes to do his talking Zealand, Papua New Guinea, USA on the field. and the host nation. The 17-year-old Marlborough Boys’ The result of the clinic was selection College student, named in the Junior in the Black Sox training squad, from Black Sox softball squad for the second which there are two players who will time late last month, won’t jump to tell turn out for the Junior Black Sox side you his list of achievements, but they in this year’s Nelson-based Labour are many. Weekend tournament. In January, the Year 13 pupil turned The team, which also includes curout for both the under-19 and under-17 rent Black Sox players Jerome RaeUpper South Island sides in their maki and Pita Rona, will play against respective national tournaments, at club teams from across New Zealand Hutt Valley and North Harbour. as part of its preparation for the Junior At the under-19 event, Kurt was Men’s World Series in Argentina in named batter of the tournament, while November next year. in the under-17s he was selected in the Up until now, Kurt’s representative tournament team as a pitcher. achievements have come at a cost, as Two months later, he softball’s lack of fundwas named in the tournaing means he has had ment team at the national “I just wanna to pay for overseas trips secondary schools tour- go and do my out of his own pocket. nament in Hutt Valley He says the sport deand clocked as the fastest best and have serves more support pitcher with a throw of than it is getting. 127kph. fun - just get “When I went to AusKurt says his pitching sie [last year], we had success can be largely into it.” to pay everything - acattributed to an intensive commodation, flights coaching clinic he attended with over, we even had to pay for our legendary New Zealand pitcher Chubb tracksuits,” he says. Tangaroa last year. “There’s no money in it; if you want “It was pretty flat out. I went over money you’ve gotta go overseas to the there and I was like ‘this is gonna be States.” pretty tough’,” he says of the clinic. The multi-skilled player says his “I just pitched flat out all day and goals for the upcoming tournaments [Chubb] gave me slightly new things are fairly simple. to try and just said ‘you’re doing this “I just wanna go and do my best and wrong’ or ‘you need to change this a have fun - just get into it,” he says. little bit’.” Kurt also plays for the Marlborough The opportunity came after Kurt’s Boys’ College First XV rugby side but impressive performances for the says his ultimate aim is to cement in a International Softball Academy [ISA] place in the Black Sox squad. of NZ team, coached by Tangaroa, Given his involvement with the squad at the 2010 International Friendship so far, that appears a very realistic goal. Series in Australia. “It might be a couple of years yet but, That involved teams from New hopefully, not too far away.”


Junior Black Sox member Kurt Schollum with his 2009 New Zealand Junior Development Team jacket. Photo by Damian George.

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ALZHEIMERS AWARENESS WEEK September 12-18 2011 • Street AppeAl fridAy September 16

Highlighting dementia awareness More than 43,000 people in New Zealand have dementia and approximately 33 people are being diagnosed with some form of dementia every day. Marlborough is no exception as the region has a higher than average aging population, so to help support those affected in our community, including family members and carers, Alzheimers Marlborough will be holding a street appeal on Friday, September 16.

This annual fundraiser is being held in conjunction with their ‘Hat Week’, which encourages the community to wear a hat of any shape or size, and collect sponsorship to wear the hat for five days. The purpose of Hat Week is to bring about an awareness of Dementia to the people of Marlborough by being VERY VISIBLE for the week. Hat Week is open to the whole community and all ages. To register your

interest phone the Alzheimers Centre on 03 5776172, and you will be supplied with an information kit including how to go about collecting sponsorship money. Dementia has no cure, so to support the vital work carried out by Alzheimers Marlborough, please give generously. All proceeds raised in Marlborough stays in Marlborough and will assist with the development of respite care alternatives for carers of those with dementia.

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Vascular dementia occurs when cells in the brain die or malfunction because they are deprived of oxygen. This happens when there is a blockage or disease in the vascular system. The most common cause of vascular dementia is due to multiple strokes (also called multiinfarct dementia). People who smoke or have high blood pressure, a high level of fats in their blood, or diabetes are at risk of developing vascular disease.

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A long tradition that has been enjoyed by the Marlborough Federation of Women’s Institutes is their annual One-Day Festival. This highly anticipated festival has been an important social event amongst the Institutes, and a way for them to share their many crafty talents. It takes place Wednesday, September 14 at the Salvation Army hall on George Street. There will be demonstrations in beads, floral arranging and card making at 10:30am which is open to the public to view at a cost of $5 entry. The remainder of the festival will be a showcase of entries from members which will be judged and awarded with prizes. Public relations officer Amy Cannon says the festival is a great way for Institute members to form friendships and get together every year.

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“This shows that people are already starting to plan their renovation projects which is in perfect timing with the warmer weather,” says Blenheim store owner Katrina Legg. Coming through in Guthrie Bowron’s new spring/summer range are very bold and vibrant colours. “We have some really strong wallpaper colours coming through and lots of fresh and crisp colours in our new fabric range. “People seem not to be shy of these colours and often choose them for feature walls as they add texture and brighten the room, while fabrics are showing big patterns and striking colour combinations,” Katrina says. Exclusive to Guthrie Bowron is an exciting new range of Hudson Paint coloured chalkboard paint. These are great for children’s bedrooms and even in the kitchen where notes and messages can be written in chalk and later rubbed off. For advice and a full range of decorating services, contact the Guthrie Bowron Blenheim team today. Top Right: Guthrie Bowron Blenheim store owner Katrina Legg with an example of their new spring/summer fabric range. Right: Exclusive to Guthrie Bowron, Hudson Paint coloured chalkboard paint.

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Largely uneventful week for police Quiet Tuesday Just one arrest was made on Tuesday: a 17-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his community work in the early afternoon.

Bad taste A 48-year-old unemployed man was arrested on Wednesday morning after being caught stealing Canterbury Earthquake wristbands from the Post Shop Blenheim. Later, a 22-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested on a warrant for breaching his bail conditions.

Night owl A 23-year-old unemployed man was arrested just after 11pm on Thursday night for breaching his bail curfew. Earlier, a 17-year-old female student was arrested for breaching the liquor ban and on two warrants for her arrest for failing to appear in court.

Cannabis sting Police arrested a 48-year-old man on Friday after they found cannabis during a search of his Seddon property last month. Police searched the vineyard worker’s property on August 19.

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He was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis oil and possession of cannabis utensils. Another vineyard worker, a 29-yearold man, was later also arrested for possession of cannabis. Earlier, an 18-year-old unemployed man was arrested for breaching his bail curfew. A 26-year-old female rousie was arrested for wilful damage late that night after allegedly damaging a table at a local cafe. At 11.30pm on Friday, an 18-year-old male student was arrested on a warrant for his arrest.

first, an 18 year old male vineyard worker, was arrested for failing to report, while the second, a 19-yearold male labourer, was arrested for consuming alcohol. Earlier, a 20-year-old unemployed male was arrested for disorderly behaviour and on a warrant for his arrest following an incident on Kinross Street in Blenheim, and a 16-year-old male student was arrested for breaching the liquor ban. Police arrested a 20-year-old unemployed man for fighting in a public place early Sunday morning. Shortly after, a 20-year-old male factory worker was arrested for offensive behaviour. A 36-year-old unemployed man was arrested on the same charge and for resisting arrest following an incident in Picton later that morning. Other arrests on Sunday included: a 17-year-old unemployed man on a fines warrant; a 23-year-old male factory worker for assault following a domestic incident in Springlands; and a 27-year-old unemployed man on a warrant for his arrest and for breaching his community work.

Man assaults woman A 29-year-old male freezing worker was arrested for assaulting a woman early Saturday morning following a domestic-related incident. Later that morning, a 26-year-old male vineyard worker was also arrested for assault following an incident on New Renwick Road, Blenheim. Two men were arrested for breaching their bail conditions on Saturday. The

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Family appeals for bike Another Blenheim family has had their Witherlea premises burgled, with thieves making away with a much loved BMX bike (pictured). The incident took place in town the night of the Combined Colleges Formal, August 5 and has left the bike’s owner devastated by the theft. The family who do not wish to be named as the investigation continues, says thieves entered their locked garage by forcing open a window using gardening tools. It has now been five weeks but still no word, so the family is urging that people look at the photograph and report any

sightings to the Blenheim Police. “The bike may have been stripped or repainted, but if you think you have seen it please report it.” “A message to all parents out there, if your child has already or in the future comes home with a bike they have not seen before, please question them and make contact with the Blenheim Police if you suspect it has been stolen. “Bear in mind this bike could have been stripped, freshly painted or altered structually with new stickers put on it.

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LE LIEVRE: Ray, Jacki and Franky-Ray wish to introduce Axel (8lb 10oz) to the world. Born 24 August 2011, 1.45am at Wairau Hospital. Big thanks to Nali and Ward One staff. Special thanks to midwife Ruth Johnson “Simply the Best”. 4 strong now!!

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DELL: Jason, Anita and big brother Connor are proud to announce the safe arrival of George Robert (4kg) on September 1, 2011, 7:56pm at Wairau Hospital. Big thanks to midwife Angela, the fantastic theatre team and all the staff at Ward One. Both well.

DunkLEy: Alan & Melisa would like to announce the safe arrival of their baby girl, Rebecca Maria (8lb 75oz) on 25 August at 12:15. A sister for William & Johnathan. Big thanks to midwife Angela White and staff at ward.

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1) Even before your baby’s teeth appear it is recommended that you gently wipe their gums with a moistened soft cloth once a day. During bath-time is a good opportunity. 2) Once the baby or primary teeth start to appear, it is recommended that parents use a baby’s toothbrush with a small head and soft, rounded bristles and a smear of fluoride toothpaste. When old enough encourage your child to spit out toothpaste after brushing. 3) There are special low-fluoride toothpastes that have been developed for young children and these can be introduced from around the age of 18 months, however always read the directions on toothpaste for age suitability. Use only a smear of toothpaste and teach your child to spit out the toothpaste after brushing. 4) Store all toothpastes out of your child’s reach. Some small children love the taste of toothpaste and will eat it if given the chance.

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Cupcakes and Canines Fun Day at SPCA

d as Piglet with her the SPCA fun day dresse  Tyler Budny attended r. Bea oh Po and dinosaur friends Eeyore, Barney the

 George Thompson wit h his best friend Lucy. take  Aidan Conroy and Zakaiah Nicholas ‘Charli-Rose’ to the SPCA fun day.

 Amy Goldsmith with Mindy enjoy the SPCA fun day.

 SPCA volunteers Shanti Mosdell and Robyn Anderson.

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 Shelley McNab and Ga ynor McNab with dog Cody.

 Lydia Geldof with her Newfoundland Rhombus.

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SWAN, Allan George ( Swannie): Of Blenheim. Passed away on 4 September 2011 at Wairau Hospital. Aged 72 years. Adored husband of Ngaire for 47 years, special Dad to Lynne (deceased), godfather to Neal Clementson (Westport) and loved by all his related families and devoted friends. Messages to the Swan family Flat 2, 134 Charles St Blenheim 7201. At Allan’s request a private cremation has been held.

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Come and check out our wonderful animals looking for a new home. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10-2pm.

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Combined Churches Flower Show. Awatere Memorial Hall 1.30pm Tuesday Sept 13th. Entertainment Seddon School Choir and Orchard Ballet Academy. Stalls. Cakes, Produce, Plants. Book Stall, Country Afternoon Tea.

Childrens Market

Sell your preloved toys and stuff. Wynen Street carpark 11th September 10am. Prize for best presented stall. $5 site. Alongside Peoples Sunday Market. Telephone 578 7918

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

Housie Thursdays 7pm

Blenheim Bowling Club, Weld Street. 40 houses, 2 super houses, 2 silent lines & raffles.Bring a friend, have a good night out. Proceeds to Special Needs Children of Marlborough.

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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.

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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.


SHAPLAND, Ross: On September 2nd 2011, peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, at home in Blenheim. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Memory. Loved brother and brother in law of Brian and Cathy. Loved father of Vernette, Carol, Kay, Graham, Ian, Pat and their families. Messages to 1 Livingstone Place Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 411 Blenheim. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

KIDWELL, George Moanaroa: Suddenly, at Wairau Hospital, on Friday September 2 2011. Aged 72 years. Beloved partner of Sharen, father and stepfather of many, adopted father of Rosemary, grandad of many, beloved brother and brother-in-law, and special friend of Caleb. I will never forget you. I love you Babe, forever. Messages to 8 Gardiner St Blenheim. A funeral service for George will be held at the Wairau Pa Marae, Wairau Bar Rd Spring Creek, at 11 am Wednesday 7 September followed by private cremation. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ 578 4719

MCKENZIE: James Alexander (Jim): On Tuesday August 30 2011, peacefully, at Water-

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lea Rest Home Blenheim. In his 91st year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Dorothy, much loved father and fatherin-law of Gail and Norman Senior, Heather Pearce and David Howden, Lynley and John Vincent, Des, and Ken and Sue, loved ‘Gran’ of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved brother of Florence Coats and the late Rosie, Veda, Ronnie, Beverley and Leonard. Messages to 94 Seniors Rd RD 1 Blenheim. In lieu of flowers a donation to Alzheimers Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to 8 Wither Rd Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Waterlea Rest Home for all their care and support of Jim. By request a private service for Jim has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

ASHFIELD, Francis Peter (Peter): Reg. No. P/KX527051 Royal Navy WWII. On August 29 2011, peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Wairau Hospital Blenheim. In his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Blanche, much loved father and father-in-law of Bev and Roger McClimont (Havelock), Rob and Jill (Perth), John and Tanya (Napier) and Lorena and David Hopkins (Christchurch), treasured grandad of Adrian; Lisa, David, Alan, and Billy; Lianne, and Cam; Jordan, Alex, and Tyler, loving Great Grandad Peter of Ethan, Abraham, and Caleb; Evie, and Charlie; Oliver, and Ashay, loved brother and brother-in-law of Alan and Mary, John and Kathy, Pat and the late Rodger, and the late Heather and uncle of all his nephews and nieces. Messages to 28A Brydon St Renwick 7402. In lieu of flowers donations to St John would be appreciated and may be sent to P O Box 467 Blenheim. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ 03 578 4719

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Aroha Hebberd Pink Poppie Fundraisers A very big Thank You to all our extremely kind sponsors and helpers. The evening was a tremendous success. Bamboo Garden Adele Le Brun Radio Network NZ Interisland Ferries Queen St Service Station Prenzels Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries Granny’s Sweet Tooth Cake Cerise Home & Giftware The Portage Resort Hotel Shoppe McDonalds Blenheim Arthur Devine Inspired Salon’s Mudhouse Wine/Secret Garden Marlborough Civic Theatre and Spa’s Spy Valley Wines Cherubs Childrenswear Cougar Line Cruises Cruizies Dick Smith Sharpies Golf The Fix Michael Hill Jewellers Blenheim Floral Art Society Liz Mullin Ken Jones Urban Hair Design Beavons Butchery Studio Fascino Maree Connolly - Hotel d’Urville Max Relax Fairweathers Richard Bateman & Marlborough The Pot Shed Alistair Sowman Car Club Bella Donna Lingerie Makana Jackson Estate Cheryl Wallinger Tohu Wines Argosy Restaurant Renwick Nic Nac’s X’foliate Lynfords Furniture Custom Copy New World Blenheim Dive Shop Chocolate Shoppe Wither Hills Winery Heavens Above Sandi Somerville Countdown Meaters Edna Stanley Ryan McQullian CPR Coffee Angie Clemett Drylands Chantilly Cafe Rosalie Feather Vintage Vibes Brumby’s Adventure Sports Robyn Anderson Style Angle Harvey Norman Blenheim Beavertown Lions Heather Jamieson Spokesman Avanti Plus Blenheim Roundtable Judith Bythell - Vogue Hairdress- Mike Blair Geoff Hynes ing Salon Vicky Blair Tina Looms SBS Bank Pip Hawke MEET Raffle Results: Purple basket - Heather Conroy, Baby Basket - Kim Crouch.

Friends of the Emergency Department St John is looking for caring and dedicated members for some special volunteer roles. St John Friends of the Emergency Department play an important role in 18 Emergency Departments nationwide, including Wairau Hospital. In times of distress, people need more than treatment, they also need information and support. Because Emergency Departments are always busy, staff often don't have time to give patients and their families the support and reassurance they're looking for. That's where St John Friends of the Emergency Department make such a difference. Some of the tasks they carry out include offering reassurance to patients and their relatives/friends, assisting patients with food and drinks when asked by staff, sitting quietly with a distressed patient, being above all a FRIEND, to listen, to smile. St John is currently looking for volunteers to be Friends at Wairau Hospital. We have weekend shifts available (11.00am-3.00pm and 6.00pm – 10.00pm) and are also looking for people to be on-call reserves. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Emergency Department at Wairau Hospital or would like more information please contact:

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Marlborough Electric Power Trust Notice of Annual Public Meeting The Marlborough Electric Power Trust advises that it will be holding its Annual Public meeting on Monday 12th September 2011 at 10.00am, to be held at the St John’s Building, 93 Seymour St.

The meeting is to: • Report on the operation of the Trust and the Company during the preceding financial year and on the financial statements of the Trust and the Company for the financial year ended 31 March 2011.


• Enable general public discussion and information to beneficiaries of the Trust. In accordance with the governing Deed and S100 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010 the Trust’s Annual Reports and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2011 will be available from Monday 5th September at the offices of Blenheim Accounting & Taxation Services Ltd, 36 Maxwell Rd, Blenheim (office hours B J Munro Trust Secretary

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Supervisors Day shift and night shift We have two vacancies for factory Supervisors in our vegetable processing and packing plant near Renwick, 1 day shift supervisor and 1 night shift supervisor. The position includes staff supervision, quality management and machine operation.

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Kimi Hauora Wairau Marlborough PHO is seeking a Pacific Fānau Advocate to support Pacific people living in Marlborough to access health care and improve their health.

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The successful applicant will have personal and professional experiences both in community (preferably Pacific) and job: C38115 organisation settings. Have an understanding and an ability 10 x 2 craft stallsformat: range of local food, art size: and to b&w work effectively with Pacific people in primary health care setting to speak and understand of the Entertainment for thepublication whole family! run dateand able position sort one cost Pacific languages would be an advantage. Applicants will Marlborough Express Wed Sit Vacant need to 7beSept committed to the principles of the $159.00 Treaty of Waitangi have an awareness of the Primary Health Care Sat 10and Sept $163.00 Strategy 2001. Blenhiem Sun Wed 7 Sept Sit Vacant $145.00 The role reports to the Pacific Health Development Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant difference for the Pacific people of Marlborough.

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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.

Receptionist Are you looking for a new role that will provide variety and a real challenge? Blenheim Toyota is looking for a new Front Line Receptionist to join our dealership. We are looking for an energetic team member that can join our Administration team and be passionate about their role & their workplace.

Traffic Management Manager/Supervisor - vacancy number 1/4/ZIL Fulton Hogan Marlborough has an opportunity for a suitably experienced person to join our enthusiastic & highly motivated Traffic Management Department in a growth area of our business. This is a key operational role where you will need the following attributes: 

Self motivation, good leadership skills and excellent communication skills.

Customer focus and an eager attitude to grow the business.

An ability to work safely and be an active member of an energetic team of workers.

A current drivers licence – Class 2 is preferred but not essential.

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To be prepared to work flexible hours if required.

This is a challenging role where you would be both office based and hands on in the field. Asphalt Leading Hand - vacancy number 1/5/ZIL A position has become available for a suitably experienced person to join our paving crew.

Soft toys symbol of stance against child abuse

Some duties include daily banking, invoicing and other accounts, desktop publishing and general office tasks. Computer literacy is important, so a high level of knowledge for Microsoft Office would be an advantage. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills are also a must. This position is a fixed term contract (6 months). Please reply in your own handwriting outlining your work history and qualifications to: Blenheim Toyota, P O Box 802, Blenheim By Friday 9th September 2011

Exciting Opportunities Blenheim based. Fulton Hogan Marlborough is seeking suitably qualified people to join our team based in Blenheim in the following roles:

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Claudia Stewart-Cameron and Zoe McLean with some of the toys placed at the Renwick War Memorial on Saturday.

Panelbeater Are you a qualified tradesman wanting to work in a fully equipped workshop undertaking a huge variety of repairs & rebuilds? We are looking for • High standard of workmanship • Honesty, reliability and trustworthy • Sense of humor with a ‘can do’ attitude • Good communication skills with not only staff but clients • Clean and tidy appearance As a preferred repairer to most insurance companies and Marlborough’s longest serving member of the Crash Repairer Association, we are committed to maintaining a high level of equipment and training to ensure our tradespeople have the right equipment to complete the job as quickly and easily as possible and with accuracy. We will require the following task to be completed competently, • Stripping and re-assembly • Panel refinishing • Structural repairs • Plastic welding If you think you can add to our professional team then, please post your application along with CV to:

Blenheim Toyota, P O Box 802, Blenheim By Friday 9th September 2011

By Celeste Lodewyk Photographs of children killed by child abuse in New Zealand were displayed at the Renwick War Memorial on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness of children who are abused in their own homes everyday. The “Stop Death by Abuse” memorial service was held in locations throughout NZ for the children who have died as a result of abuse. Renwick woman Evelyn McLean organised the Renwick service and invited the public to place a toy at the memorial in acknowledgement of children killed by abuse. She told The Sun that the act of placing a soft toy at the war memorial was a symbol that the community stood against

child abuse. “Stopping child abuse is something that I believe in very strongly, so I was more than happy to front up in support of this message,” Evelyn says. The display began at noon and by 3pm there was a significant line-up of soft toys. Saturday’s display was part of a nationwide event organised by N.A.R.K, the Nation of Advocates for the Rights of Kids. N.A.R.K was founded by Cherie Kurarangi Sweeney after being branded a ‘nark’ for speaking to police about the death of Ngaruawahia baby Serenity Scott-Dinnington. All toys placed at the Renwick memorial are being donated to a local charity.

Key attributes required are: 

Proven knowledge and experience in both hand laid and paver laid asphalt operations.

The ability to work safely under minimal supervision and instructions.

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A good attitude towards maintenance and care of machinery.

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A willingness to work flexible hours if required.

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Fulton Hogan is committed to providing a safe and drug free workplace. The successful applicants will be required to undergo and pass a pre-employment medical and drug test. These roles offer a great opportunity to have a career with one of New Zealand’s leading Civil and Roading Contractors. If this sounds like you, please apply in writing, attaching your CV to: Contracting Manager P O Box 573 Blenheim 7240 Alternatively, apply online at our careers site quoting the relevant vacancy number. Applications for all positions close on Friday, 9th September 2011.

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Production Planner & logistics 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 created a vacancy for an experienced Production Planner working within our Logistics Team. Working alongside our vineyard, winemaking, sales and marketing teams, the Production Planner will be responsible for co-ordinating bottling programmes and the purchasing of dry goods. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of production planning within a manufacturing business, preferably within the wine industry. The role will be based at our Blenheim winery and an attractive package, including performance bonus, will be negotiated with the successful applicant. More information on this role can be found on our website: Applications, including CV’s, should be emailed to: Applications close at 5pm on 12 September 2011

Marlborough Indoor Bowls Assoc (Inc) Inter Association Competition: The annual competition for the Joan Shearman Memorial Tray was held at the Omaka Marae on Saturday 3 September, between representative teams from Canterbury and Marlborough. The players, in six teams from each association, contested in six games of fours and pairs alternately. The first five games were very even, without either side gaining any great advantage. The final game, of pairs, was dramatic! Marlborough won 9 of the 12 games, and drew 2, a total of 29 points, while Canterbury won 1 game, and drew 2, a total of 4 game points, to give a final result of a win to Marlborough by 61 game points to Canterbury’s result of 47 game points. The Joan Shearman Memorial Try will be competed for in Christchurch next September, provided that a suitable hall is available.

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Wednesday September 7, 2011


Ace performance

Above (L-R): Aleeze Toombs, Al Rees, Rachael and Tony Greig, Tattley Rappet Moto Guzzi Rally organisers.

Clubs of Marlborough’s card section with the New Zealand Chartered Clubs Euchre Championships trophy. [from left]: Jeanette Mason, Flo Andrews, Cecilia Jones, Pat Barrett, Jane Page, Barbara Galvin, Val Mooney and Eric Neil. Mrs Jones is holding the Stan Woods Carriers Trophy after being chosen to represent the South Island in the North versus South match. Photo by Damian George.

Moto Guzzi riders gear >EUCHrE up for October rally >r ally By Celeste Lodewyk Get your engines revving and registration forms ready as the Tattley Rappet Moto Guzzi Rally gears up for Labour Weekend. Spring Creek is hosting this year’s rally which runs from Friday, October 21 through to Monday, October 24. The rally has been a long enjoyed annual tradition for Moto Guzzi motorcycle enthusiasts which, up until last year had been run for 16 years. After the 2010 rally the original organisers announced they would be calling it quits so

Canvastown couple Al Rees and Aleeze Toombs and Nelson couple Rachel and Tony Greig decided to take it on themselves. The rally will begin on Friday where riders will come together and meet. On Saturday there will be a poker run through the Queen Charlotte Drive, coming back through Havelock and Renwick. There will be public bike displays held throughout the poker run, at the Junction Hotel in the afternoon. In addition there will be a Moto Guzzi motorcycle display and a number of demo bikes available to the public to try out, provided by Salero Holdings.

On Sunday the rally will begin to wind down with a 300km ride followed by entertainment and a get together for the riders. Registrations are still being taken for this highly anticipated event, so don’t delay and get them in to the organisers by September 29 if you want a meal to be booked for you. “Many people have said they are attending but we are still awaiting their registration forms so get in contact as soon as possible,” Rachel says. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the rally, you can contact Rachel on 021 137 8187 or email

Your week in sport

Memorable moments Win or lose, the 2011 Rugby World Cup will go down as one of New Zealand sport’s most memorable moments. Here is my top five New Zealand sporting moments from the last ten years. 1. Tall Blacks World Championships run, Indianapolis, 2002.

In the second most widelyplayed sport in the world, littleknown New Zealand took the world by storm to finish fourth, and the country rode a basketball wave. Phill Jones, Pero Cameron, Sean Marks, ‘Sparky’ Dickel, Kirk Penney and Dillon Boucher led the Tall Blacks to the semifinals and instantly became New Zealand sporting legends. 2. Black Caps v Australia, Third Test, Perth, 2001.

It may have been a draw, but it is the best one I have seen. Four centuries in the first innings, including a 253-run stand between Nathan Astle and Adam Parore, had the Aussies literally making faces in an effort to break the Kiwis’ concentration.

New Zealand took it to the mighty Baggy Greens, coming within a whisker of clinching a huge upset, and securing a remarkable series draw. 3. Hamish Carter, Bevan Docherty, Olympics, Athens, 2004.

Carter recovered from the disappointment of Sydney in 2000 while Docherty trailed close behind him to secure the Kiwis a one-two finish in the arduous event. Carter’s deliverance on so much promise and Docherty’s arrival on the scene was one of New Zealand’s most dominant Olympic displays. 4. Sarah Ulmer, Olympics, Athens, 2004.

The face of New Zealand cycling entered the 2004 Olympics with a huge weight

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of expectation on her shoulders. She responded, winning the women’s individual pursuit and becoming New Zealand’s first Olympic cycling gold medallist, setting a world record at the same time. With that, she confirmed herself as one of our greatest sportspeople. 5. Nick Willis, Olympics, Beijing, 2008.

It wasn’t a gold medal, but it was a golden moment. Not since John Walker and Dick Quax in 1976 had a New Zealand track athlete featured in the medals in an Olympic event. Although he won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Willis’ 1500m silver medalwinning performance was still widely unexpected, and New Zealand’s proudest moment on the track for some time.

Clubs of Marlborough’s card section has added another piece of silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet, taking out the annual New Zealand Chartered Clubs Euchre Championships. The Marlborough side beat 47 other teams from right across the country in the two-day event held at the Marlborough Convention

Centre last month. The team played a total of 63 games in the eight-a-side tournament, in which it accumulated the most points. It is the third time Clubs of Marlborough has won the trophy, after winning it previously in 2001 and 2003. Team member Cecilia Jones was chosen to play for the South Island team in the North versus South match.

Free clinic for fishers >fisHing Trout fishing enthusiasts will be able to brush up on their skills at the annual Marlborough Freshwater Anglers’ Club coaching clinic starting on Sunday. The free spinning and fly fishing session will give people a chance to pick up some tips from the club’s fishers and master the art of casting. It will be held on the banks of the Taylor River, and will also run next Sunday.

Club secretary John Rainey says people are welcome to bring their own gear, but some equipment will be provided. The club has recently moved from St Andrew’s Church into new clubrooms at the Whitehead Bowling Club. Mr Rainey says the new facility offers much more space for casting lessons which will be utilised from next year onwards. The clinic will run from 9.30am until 12pm.

Picton third at Tasman final >golf By Damian George The Picton Pennant Women’s Golf team has finished third out of four teams at the Tasman District Pennant Matchplay Final held in Karamea early last week. The Picton side earned the right to play in the event after winning the Marlborough regional matchplay tournament in July. The Tasman Final, played on August 29 and 30, was won by home side Karamea, representing the Buller-West Coat region. Motueka, representing Northern Nelson, finished in second, while Central Nelson’s Totaradale finished last. Picton team member Ricky Ashworth says the team was satisfied with its performance in unfamiliar conditions.

“I don’t think we had any great expectations, but I think we were quite happy with what we did - being on a strange course and not having played there before.” Mrs Ashworth says the links course provided some challenges, with many undulations and sandy bays not what the team is used to. Picton played each of the other three teams during the tournament, with all of its six players squaring off against a player from the opposing side in each match. Two points were awarded for a win, and one for a tie. It had an 8-4 loss to Motueka and 7-5 win over Totaradale on Monday, and finished with a 6-6 draw with Karamea on Tuesday. Scores: Karamea 26; Motueka 18; Picton 17; Totaradale 11.


The Sun

Wednesday September 7, 2011

NZ songstress to headline wine and cuisine event

Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens and event manager Andrea Craig toast in anticipation of a successful Marlborough Wine and Cuisine event next month. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

Wine Marlborough has announced that up and coming artist Anna Coddington will be their headline act for the Marlborough Wine and Cuisine event at Brancott Vineyard on October 6. This event has been put together by the organisers of the Marlborough Wine Festival and aims to showcases the region’s wine and gourmet cuisine to an audience of international Rugby World Cup visitors.

Event Manager Andrea Craig is thrilled at the signing of Coddington and says the whole day has been designed to appeal to the 66percent of Rugby World Cup Visitors seeking a wine and food experience whilst in New Zealand. “We wanted a headline act that captured the essence of New Zealand and Anna not only has an amazing voice but she is also very kiwi in her onstage presence,” she says.

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BIRTHDAY GIRL: Ninety-years young, Blenheim woman Jessie Clark yesterday celebrated a significant milestone. Born in Canada, Jessie has lived most of her life in New Zealand and 20-years in Marlborough. Surrounded by her family who travelled from as far as Wellington and Invercargill, Jessie says she was surprised but happy with “the fuss” made for her. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

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