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World record By Kristy Martin Aw shucks, she’s done it! A Blenheim woman has set a new world record for mussel shucking at the 10th annual Havelock Mussel Festival. Angela Fredericks (pictured left) from Kono Seafood beat the record for shucking 100 mussels in under two minutes at Saturday’s festival, held at the Havelock Domain. Her time was 1 minute 59 seconds. “I felt sick the whole time,” Angela said after smashing the previous record of two minutes 11 seconds, set by Kannaha Keo at the 2007 mussel festival. Continued page 2






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The funeral for well-known Blenheim man Fred Jones was held last Thursday at Mayfield Chapel. Fred passed away on Monday March 10 aged 94, after a long illness. He was best known in Marlborough as the founder of Jones Berryfruit, but had not worked for the company since an accident in 2007. Earlier in life Fred spent six years serving in the Merchant Navy during WWII, three years prospecting in Papua New Guinea, and met wife Cecilia during an 18-year stint in Thailand. He began his berry farming career when he bought his first ten acres of property in the 1970s. Fred is survived by Cecilia and children Christina, Peter, Angela and John.

A 16-year-old Picton boy remains in hospital after he was repeatedly stabbed on Saturday night. Police said the teenager was stabbed on Wairau Road outside the skate park about 10:45pm. He was transported to Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, where he remained yesterday in a stable condition in the intensive care unit. St John Picton station manager Tony Cronin said the teenager was treated for several stab wounds, mostly to his torso area. Twenty-eight-year-old Picton man Nathan Russell Bond appeared in the Blenheim Distrct Court on Monday on charges of wounding causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. Bond has been granted bail to live at a Nelson address and will face court again on May 19.

Swashbuckling time at Mussel Fest Continued from page 1 Angela, who opens mussels for a living at Kono, won the chance to compete for the Guinness World Record after being the fastest shucker in the individual competition earlier that day. But when it came down to the world record attempt, she shaved a massive 35 seconds off her previous time. “I just didn’t want to come last,” she said, and joked that she deserved a pay rise for her efforts. Despite grey skies and the threat of wind and rain, thousands turned out to enjoy Saturday’s festival. Katrina Lange from Marlborough 4 Fun said numbers were down on last year’s event due to the weather warnings, but 4500 still went through the gates. “It went really, really well,” she said. “Everyone pulled together a really good festival in the circumstances.” Ms Lange said the cooking marquee with 2012 MasterChef winner Chelsea Winter had been very popular and she’d also received positive feedback about the diverse musical acts. She thanked the festival’s four committee Pirates Nicki Webster, Sue Duncan, Janette Kuyf, Jenny Holmes, Michelle Thompson, Hilary Ward and Sue Cromie members for their tireless efforts. (front) with Bessie Critchell, 20 months, and Irma Critchell, 4, at the Havelock Mussel Festival.


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By Kristy Martin Blenheim man John Maffey has travelled around New Zealand and observed wonderful entranceways leading into townships big and small. But what have we got here in Blenheim? Waist-high grass, weeds galore and a lack of signage that could make people wonder which town they are even driving into, he says. And with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting next month, it might just be the time to tidy things up. “About a year ago my wife and I were travelling around the South Island and we just observed how this town presents itself compared to others. “Places like Seymour Square, Pollard Park and the Wither Hills are great, but it lets itself down in a major way when it comes to the entranceways. “The entrance from the south, from Cob Cottage Road into town, is the most neglected and overgrown. “It’s a very poor impression for visitors.” The Maffeys decided something needed to be done and, when they travelled to the North Island earlier this year, took the opportunity to photograph some of the notable entranceways they passed. Examples included attractive and unique welcome signs featuring sculptures, brickwork and wellmaintained garden beds. “It’s about making local residents proud of how we present ourselves and giving people a reason to stop and find out what there is to do in Blenheim.” The entrances from Nelson and Christchurch do say ‘Welcome to Blenheim’, but only on the speed signs. Mr Maffey, a former teacher who has lived in Blenheim for 40 years, accepts that signage is not the main issue, as Blenheim does not yet have its own unique brand . “The signage is more a long-term thing. “There needs to be a well-thought out landscape plan, good plantings and the appropriate signage that puts a stamp on Blenheim as a place of note.” Mr Maffey says he has received support from the mayor and council, but there is only a small annual budget for council’s landscape group. Councillor Jamie Arbuckle told the Sun he wants to see greater funding allocated for entranceway plantings in the 2014-15 Budget. Mr Maffey says the public also need to have their say if they feel strongly on the issue. He is urging people to make a submission to council’s Annual Plan when public submissions open on April 4.

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Missing man William Kerry Blair’s launch has been found but there is still no sign of the 55-yearold. The HMNZS Wellington reached the missing launch more than 200kms off the Taranaki Coast in heavy seas on Monday night. Police Officers onboard the Navy vessel managed to board the Erie despite 10 metre swells. Kerry, as he is known, was not onboard the Erie and police said there was no obvious indication of what had happened to him. Authorities are attempting to tow Erie to New Plymouth.

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Former Interislander ferry captain John Henderson has had his charge of causing unnecessary danger to passengers thrown out. Mr Henderson had been on trial in the Wellington District Court, and the case was thrown out on Monday. Captain of the Santa Regina ferry in 2011, Mr Henderson sailed the boat across the Cook Strait twice while it had two holes in its hull. Judge Thomas Broadmore said most of the evidence submitted showed there was no critical risk to the ship’s safety.

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By Kristy Martin Blenheim residents are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge next month, a visit which has got many reminiscing about previous royal tours to New Zealand. Local royalists Jackie Smart and Brenda Carr says they can’t wait to see Prince William and Kate when they arrive in town for a World War 1 wreath-laying ceremony at Seymour Square on April 10. “It’s wonderful for Marlborough to be able to showcase the region and it has been a while since we’ve had any royals visit,” Jackie said. “I hope Seymour Square will be crowded,” added Brenda. “I love the pomp and ceremony of the British. “Aren’t we lucky they are coming now, just when we needed something?” Jackie came to New Zealand from England in 1957 but says she has had more opportunity to see the royal family here than in the UK. She has a small collection of royal memorabilia, including teacups from the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, a tiny coronation coach and a set of earrings with images of King George and Queen Mary. She has also kept a scrapbook of Charles and Diana’s royal tour in 1983.

Jamie Miller from Construction Coatings painting the flagpoles in Seymour Square ahead of the royal visit.

Brenda, who grew up in Nelson, says she first started following the royal family in boarding school, where all students were encouraged to take an interest. She says she is looking forward to seeing the “delightful” Kate in person. Meanwhile, work to beautify Seymour Square for the royal visit is being undertaken this week. Council’s reserves and amenities manager

Robert Hutchinson said the flagpoles at the clocktower were getting painted, as were the chains between the plinth. Pathways were being washed and seats were being stained. “We are just getting all the dust and grime off and making everything look pretty,” he said. The pathways will undergo another cleaning closer to the royal visit.

‘Not feeling the rockstar economy’ By Adam Poulopoulos Kickstarting Blenheim’s economy is crucial in helping to create a thriving community, according to Kaikoura’s Labour Party candidate Janette Walker. Ms Walker moved to her home in Woodbourne in January, and has been doorknocking and meeting local organisations to better understand local issues. She said it was important the town’s economy was given a boost. “Some people aren’t feeling the rockstar economy in Blenheim, that’s for sure. “It’s like the handbrake has

Kaikoura’s Labour Party candidate Janette Walker.

been pulled up on the region.” She said National had failed to address issues important to the region, like fisheries and healthcare, leaving the

economy struggling. Resolving problems like the low-wage economy and economic inequality were at the forefront of her mind, she said. “Somehow you’ve got to get rid of the low-wage economy. “The region’s known for it, and regions don’t grow in that situation. “There’s a big gap here between the rich and the poor, and it’s not just the unemployed. It’s the working poor too.” To help grow business and increase the population, she said the council and the wider community needed to come

together to create a plan for the region. Ms Walker, a former farmer, came to the region from Feilding. She said overall, she was looking forward to the challenge. “Geographically and physically, it’s an amazing region. “I’m really pleased to be here...I’ll be doing my damnedest to take the seat back for Labour.” The election is set to take place on September 20. Stuart Smith is the National candidate, while Steffen Browning is contesting for the Greens.

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Pak’n Save’s first birthday Pak’n Save’s week-long birthday festivities are well underway. The supermarket officially celebrates its first birthday today. Events have included a stickman imitation competition, while grocery discounts are available all week. A barbecue for customers will be held from 11am today.

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Library revamp ‘beneficial’ By Adam Poulopoulos A new library development in the CBD is one way of attracting local people into the town centre, say Market Street shop owners. Debate has continued over whether to relocate the library to the old Civic Theatre block on Queen Street, or to a new Taylor River precinct. Bookworld Blenheim’s Charlene Scott said Blenheim’s population was growing, and the CBD needed to develop to accommodate that. “I think it’s going to be beneficial for the community because its a community resource. Mrs Scott said until designs and cost analysis on the two sites had been completed, conversation on which site was preferable was “academic.” She said she was not worried a new library would draw customers away from her store. “Often if we don’t have the product I’ll send the customer to the library for research.” Thomas’s co-owner Tim Thomas said it was important the spaces available were used for their best purpose. He said the precinct site’s proximity to the river and visibility from the highway meant the building

Thomas’s co-owner Tim Thomas

would be better used as a business facility. He said he was glad headway was being made on the issue. “As far as we’re concerned we want to see development in the town centre, so it’s nice to see progress.” Any decisions on the final location of the library will not be made for at least another year.

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Truck and car crash at airport By Adam Poulopoulos A truck driver and the occupants of a four-door sedan had a narrow escape after a crash on Friday. T h e c r a sh h ap p e n e d a t Woodbourne Airport, when the car turned into oncoming traffic at about 7:45am. Base Woodbourne fire unit

leader Corporal Matt Cameron said conditions at the time were a factor in the collision. “The sun was quite low and the driver of the car didn’t see the oncoming truck. It clipped the right front of the vehicle.” A 26-year-old male was taken to Wairau Hospital with minor injuries, and was later discharged.

Police inbrief Backpack stolen Overnight on March 15, a sleepout at an Arthur Street property was broken into and backpack and its contents were stolen.Also that night, two boats in Picton had fishing gear taken from them. Police are reviewing CCTV footage to identify the offenders.

Windscreen smashed At about 1am on March 16, a vehicle parked on Brewer Street had its windscreen smashed.

The truck driver and the other three occupants of the car were treated at the scene. In addition to the air force fire unit, a fire crew from Renwick, a police vehicle and the ambulance attended the scene. It took authorities about 40 minutes to get traffic moving again.

By Kristy Martin An elderly pedestrian who was hospitalised after being struck by a cyclist is now seeking to find the culprit. Ernie Berry suffered injuries to his head, shoulder and elbow after being knocked down by a pushbike outside his home on Muller Road on February 25. The 89-year-old says he has no memory of the incident and awoke in Wairau Hospital. “I woke in hospital on that date to hear ‘You’ve been in an accident’. “I don’t remember the accident, but it seems I was walking out my driveway onto the footpath when a young male cyclist knocked me down onto the footpath.” Mr Berry says he was in hospital for a week and was diagnosed with a subdural haematoma. He is still feeling the effects. “I was bleeding out my head and had injuries to my shoulder, elbow, thigh, ears, black eyes and a swollen head. “I’m still getting headaches, and my memory was shortened by the accident.” Mr Berry says he had a painter at his place who heard the crash, about

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At 2.40am, a 20-year-old unemployed male was arrested on Main Street for possession of a class A drug. He will appear in the Blenheim District Court on April 9.

At 1.10am, a 23-year-old unemployed female was arrested near the intersection of Maxwell Road and Scott Street for disorderly behaviour. She received a pre-charge warning and was released when sober.

At 1.20am, a 17-year-old male student was arrested in Dashwood Street after a police patrol found him trying to hide after he had broken into a vehicle. He was held in custody to appear in court that morning.

Sober up At 2:20am, a 36-year-old unemployed male was taken into custody due to his level of intoxication. He was unable to care for himself and unable to provide an address. He was released when sober.

Student arrested At 10.30pm, a 23-year-old male student was arrested on Main Street for offensive behaviour. He will appear in the Blenheim District Court on April 9.

Double trouble At 5am, a 15-year-old male student was arrested in Monro Street for being found unlawfully in a closed yard and unlawfully interfering with three vehicles. He has been referred to the Blenheim Youth Aid Section.A 20-year-old part-time vineyard worker was also arrested at the same location and has been charged with the same offences as well as being in possession of cannabis.

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Trespasser warned At 10.35am, a 22-year-old vineyard worker was arrested for trespassing at The Warehouse after being previously trespassed for two years. He received a pre-charge warning and was released.


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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Would you change the New Zealand flag?

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Yeah I would. Something a bit more symbolic of New Zealand perhaps.

No. It’s not the image. It’s the whole brand. The cost is too high. Too much bother.

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Stray cats Dear Ed, Stray cats, big problem. They kill birds and do their business where they think fit. They are a proverbial pain in the a...... Why do people move and leave pets behind behind? This has just happened in our area, it is not as though these idiots could not take the cat with them, they just left it behind. If you dont want your family pet of five years, have it put down not left behind to annoy the wildlife around this area. This cat would surely be better off in a new home instead of having to scavenge food and sleep in the cold. If you are moving house please look after your pets. Not necessarily a cat lover

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Spending and rates Dear Ed, Responding to Don Coyote’s letter (March 12). What an interesting nom de plume. I always thought coyotes were a sort of mangy dog in the westerns that cowboys shot!!!! Anyway the council operate a shingle trap in the area he describes to prevent shingle going further down the river so costly dredging is avoided. It is cleaned out every year so it works and provides cheap gravel for the council. If that isn’t saving rates and being pro-active then what is. Maybe the Dog should find out the facts before bursting into print next time. Dog Control

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‘Holes’ in river serve a purpose - council response Dear Ed, Maintaining a gravel trap in the Taylor River is an essential part of the flood protection for the town, says Marlborough District Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler. A recent letter writer to the Sun (March 12) suggested that this was a ‘futile’ project but perhaps did not appreciate the purpose of the work, said Mr Wheeler. The riverbed of the Taylor River is constantly on the move, with the current carrying gravel from the river’s upper reaches down the river toward the town. “Gravel traps are basically catch holes in the river bed, built to trap the debris which comes down the river,” Mr Wheeler said. “Regular excavation is needed to maintain these traps so the river channel does not fill up. “If we didn’t do this, it would be necessary to excavate the river channel through town pretty regularly and

that is a much more environmentally disruptive and expensive process. “This work is important to protect Blenheim from flooding but also to stop regular nuisance flooding of the Taylor River walkway and Riverside Railway Line. If we don’t maintain the river channel, it means the river will breach its banks more often, inundating the berm and footpath and leaving a bigger clean-up to do. It’s a no-brainer really.” Mr Wheeler says the excavated gravel is used in other community works; currently it’s being used on the Blenheim Riverside railway line extension, and also for some stormwater piping work being done on Riley’s Drain. “It’s more economical for us to use this gravel in projects around town than cart it in from the Wairau River or Council’s Pukaka Quarry which are our other sources of gravel,” said Mr Wheeler. Marlborough District Council

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Lifting his game Overweight with a poor diet and a serious injury, Beau Michaels has taken himself from trade work to managing a gym and a paintball centre. He talks to Adam Poulopoulos For gym manager Beau Michaels, fitness has not always been a priority, but when he made the decision to embark on his journey, he never looked back. The Snap Fitness and Against All Oddz Paintball manager was born in Taranaki, and moved to Blenheim when he was eight. A tradesman for many years, Beau said the “part-and-parcel” cigarette-and-pie breaks began to catch up with him. Ironically, in the three months directly after giving up cigarettes eight years ago, Beau’s weight ballooned from 70 kilograms to 110kg. Soon after, he said it was an injury that led him to his current path. “I was playing tennis with the kids. The ball went over the fence and I went to get it. “I came down from the fence and fractured both heels.

“It was then I decided to embark on a journey of health and fitness.” He said he wanted to lead by example for his children Kaya, now 15, and Kamahl, 10. “I wanted to be the strongest version of myself physically, and fitness training helps you become mentally stronger too. “I wanted my kids to see what hard work and determination could get them.” While incapacitated, Beau began to research ways to improve his diet and nutrition. “I started by reducing portion sizes,” he said. “I went from having big dinner plates to breakfast bowls, and then I eliminated sugar and carbs after 7pm.” He lost 15 kilograms in the first two months. As his feet healed he decided to join the

old MAWLA, a weightlifting gym that was commonly known as ‘the gorilla pit.’ “It was cheap. I started to work out there, trying to build muscle and lean out,” he said. “The trainer there said I should study to become a personal trainer.” Beau spent 2013 taking his PT course at the Sports Academy in Blenheim, and before finishing the course Snap Fitness had made him an offer. At that stage, Beau had already been managing Against All Oddz for four years. He said he was hooked from the first time he picked up a paintball marker. “My work at the time organised a game between the painters and the gibstoppers. “I loved the adrenaline of hunting someone down and shooting them, and the thrill of outsmarting them! “It was all about the sneaky, stealthy

approach - I felt like I was young, playing cowboys and indians again.” Beau bought a batch of supplies within two weeks of playing, and ran games in exchange for cheap paint before becoming manager. For the last few years, Beau has competed in tournaments around the country with his team, Obsidian, and plans to head to the Super 7s International Paintball Series in Australia later this year. He said competing was largely on the backburner now with two busy jobs. He hoped to continue the growth he’d seen at both Snap and Against All Oddz, and write a second health and fitness e-book. “I’m working at the gym from 10:30 to 7:30 tonight, then going home to do accounts for paintball,” he said following our interview. “There’s no rest for the wicked.”

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Phil Brown Motors celebrates 18 year milestone By Celeste Lodewyk Eighteen years ago Phil Brown and wife Paula first opened the doors to their used car dealership on Blenheim’s Main Street, and looking back Phil says it has been a “very enjoyable time”. “Eighteen years - really? Where did that go,” he laughs. Stocking just 10 cars in the beginning, Phil Brown Motors has continued to grow but one thing remains the same. Phil’s friendly greeting and obvious enjoyment of what he does best - matching people with their dream car. “Cars and people... two things I really enjoy,” smiles Phil. Before opening his own dealership, Phil started out in the

industry working as a junior salesman for Carthy Holden in Christchurch in 1975. He then went on to become the new car manager at Sockburn Ford, also in Christchurch. In 1981 Phil and Paula opted for a lifestyle change and relocated to Blenheim where they raised their five children and Phil worked for Lucas Ford. Phil was then granted his dealership license in 1996 and went on to establish Phil Brown Motors. “Blenheim is a great place to have a business and as the region has grown, so too has Phil Brown Motors,” he says. One major change Phil has seen in the past 18 years was the advent of the internet.

The internet brought with it a new ‘nationwide market’ where customers could view and purchase vehicles from home or from out of the region. “It was a major change but one that I embraced and since then a lot has changed with a lot of business being done through this method. “I quite often source cars for locals as well as selling cars to people outside of Marlborough,” Phil says. With 39 years of car sales experience Phil has good contacts throughout New Zealand and can “find what you want”. Call in and see Phil, have a chat and see what he can do for you.

Phil and Paula Brown outside their Main Street used car dealership are celebrating 18 years in business.

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Every week in New Zealand three families are told their child has cancer. No child or their family walking the childhood cancer journey should ever feel alone. The Child Cancer Foundation supports these families from the very beginning and its services helps to assist with providing the best possible outcome for a child with cancer. But the Child Cancer Foundation can’t do this without the support of the big-hearted communities like Marlborough. Please support Child Cancer Appeal Month by making a one-off donation or regular donations to the website or by supporting the street appeal this Friday in Blenheim and Picton.

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In response to a need in the community, Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors have opened the Sowman Lounge – a new reception area ideal for get togethers after the funeral. The Sowman Lounge is in the family home once occupied by Rita and Geoffrey Sowman for many years while Geoffrey ran the funeral business next door. It was officially opened recently by their three sons, Terry, Philip and Alistair Sowman, who also worked for the family business over the years. The Sowman Lounge and the adjacent Mayfield Chapel are set amid prize winning gardens.

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March is Child Cancer Appeal Month Every year the Child Cancer Foundation calls on local communities to get behind kids with cancer and their families to raise money and awareness so the Foundation can continue to fund the support services it provides. The Foundation aims to raise over $1 million. The Child Cancer Foundation does not receive any government funding or support from other cancer charities so it relies heavily on fundraising and donations to fund its support services, including

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Child Cancer Appeal Month March 2014

‘No child or their family walking the childhood cancer journey should ever feel alone’

Beads of Courage The programme provides something tangible that a child can use to tell family and caregivers about their experience during treatment. The beads also help explain to teachers and friends what has happened to them whilst they have been away from school. Parents of younger children enrolled in the programme can use the beads in the future to explain to their child what they have been through. With each procedure or milestone in their treatment, they get a special bead. Each bead represents a treatment (for example chemotherapy, injections, scans); an experience (hair loss, isolation, fever) or a milestone (completion of treatment). For each medical procedure or treatment the Photo by Amore Photography child will receive a bead.

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Renwick family ‘grateful’ to Child Cancer Foundation By Celeste Lodewyk Seven-year-old Renwick girl Sophie Gilchrist is nearing the end of her cancer treatment after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on July 9, 2012. Speaking to the Sun on Monday, Sophie’s mother Michelle said the family was elated that she continues to remain in ‘remission’ with a end date for her treatment later this year. “Sophie is doing really well and we are feeling excited about it,” she said. Michelle is hugely supportive of the Child Cancer Appeal after receiving support from the beginning and right throughout

Sophie’s cancer journey. “The Cancer Foundation is incredible, they regularly check in on how Sophie is doing and have always been there when we needed advice. “They also put us in contact with others who have been through similar journeys which has been great moral support,” she said. Money raised during the national appeal week goes towards supporting families like the Gilchrists in the form of petrol vouchers for when Sophie had treatment in Nelson, accommodation support when the family had to stay away from home and grocery vouchers.

“Having that assistance takes the worry away when you are in a situation where you are not in your home environment and having to take time off work. “It’s one of those things you never know until you are affected, the Cancer Foundation’s support has been invaluable,” Michelle said. Sophie also takes part in the Beads of Courage programme and has received approximately 350 beads, each representing a procedure she underwent during her nearly two-year journey. Please give generously to support families and children, like Sophie Gilchrist and help make a difference.

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SANGSTER: Aaron, Sandra and proud big brother Harley are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Grayson Joseph Sangster (8lb 2oz) born on February 27, 2014 at 10:36pm at Wairau Hospital. A huge thank you to Sue Hudson, our amazing midwife and hugs to the lovely ladies on Ward One. Kisses to Mason and Cole for watching over all of us. Photo provided.

Kereopa - Tasi: EliJah and Rochelle are proud to announce the safe arrival of Jahvieuz Tuwaka. Born 6, March, 2014 at 10.52pm, (7lb7oz) at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Sue Hudson. Photo provided.

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The Parish siblings - Ma rlie Sophie, 6 - were enjoying , 1, Ella, 6, Max, 3, and the live music.

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Irish eyes were smiling and the Guinness was flowing at Paddy Barry’s bar in Blenheim on Monday. Scores of people turned out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, with many decked out in green to honour the Irish patron saint. The Ferris Blarney Band played Irish tunes and performers from the Marlborough Dance Centre captivated the crowds with traditional Irish dancing.

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Renwick School teacher Nic Moynihan holds her ponytail up after having her head shaved for Shave for a Cure in front of all the students yesterday. The shave was performed by hairdresser Melissa Hedley (next to Nicola on left) and has raised $1800.

‘Breezy’ new ’do for Nicola By Kristy Martin Nicola Moynihan has been growing her hair for the past six years, but yesterday it all fell in a pile at her feet. The Renwick School teacher went under the shaver to raise money for leukaemia and blood cancer research, having her blonde locks shorn off as the entire student body watched and cheered. Nic has raised $1800 so far for Shave for a Cure.

“I was really nervous!” she said following her big haircut. “But it’s such an awesome feeling to know I’ve raised so much money and helped so many other people and all I had to do was cut my hair off. “It feels breezy,” she added, when asked how her new ’do felt. “It just feels really weird.”

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By Celeste Lodewyk People attending the Flaxbourne A&P Show in Ward this Sunday can expect to be entertained, intrigued and perhaps even inspired. That’s because in addition to the popular show displays, trades and animal events, there will be a number of ‘exciting’ features including art displays, the newly introduced poultry classes, helicopter rides and the highly anticipated motorised couch competition. This will be the second year this competition is held where couches are combined with small motors, steering wheels, mirrors and even drink holders before being driven around a course. Last year’s winning motorised couch was that of local brothers Martyn and Nick Bennett with their converted ride-on mower equipped with a coffee table and mounted stagg antlers on the front. Another event that attracts plenty of attention is the Iron Man Competition where contestants show their strength through pedal power and shearing skills.

Martyn Bennett with the winning motorised couch he built with his brother at last year’s Flaxbourne A&P Show in Ward.

Each team consists of four members where one pedals a bicycle to power a shearing machine while another shears a sheep. Their ball of wool is then rolled to the shearing shed while the remaining two members cut through a log with cross cut saw. Features that will excite the young and old are the helicopter ride lucky draws with Southern Helicopters, horse and dog events,

show rides and stalls and so much more. The Flaxbourne A&P Show promises a great day out for the whole family so pack the kids and a picnic blanket into the car and head along to Weld Park. The first horse event begins at 8:30am and entry costs $5 for adults, $3 for secondary students and free for primary and preschool aged children.

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Flaxbourne A&P Show S u n d a y, M a r c h 2 3 , 2 0 14

Sam Neal, 10, and Andrew Register, 11, with fishing guru Graeme Sinclair.

Families gather to fish Lois Wilson on Tiraumea Bounty.

Chris Anderson takes Tommy Phipps on the bumper cars at last year’s show

Show events and itinerary Saturday Speed Shear at the East Coast Inn, registrations at 6:30pm and shearing begins at 7pm. Sunday • Show beings at 8:30am with horse events. • Lucky draws for a ride with Southern Helicopters and David Buick at the gate entrance. • Grand parade around noon. • Handy Dog Trials. • Sheep sheering. • Iron Man competition (entry on day, begins after sheering). • Motorised Couch competition (entry on the day).

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Newly introduced Poultry Classes with hens, ducks and bantams. Animal displays, wool, vegetables, cooking, produce, photography, flowers, sewing, knitting, handcrafts and school art work. Seddon Art Group display of paintings. Vintage cars, machinery and classic cars. A huge number of trade and craft sites, cars, trucks, tractors, farm bikes, sprayers, farm supplies, jewellery, produce, crafts, sweets and first aid kits. Food, drinks and icecreams available. At 3pm a photo will be taken of the Past Presidents from 1977 to date. Show ends at 4:30pm.

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Parents and kids alike gathered under overcast skies to attend the Kids Gone Fishin’ event in Picton over the weekend. One hundred and sixty children registered for the event, which was held at the Waikawa Bay Foreshore on Saturday morning.

There were about 300 people overall. Producer of the ‘Gone Fishin’ TV series, Graeme Sinclair, was also at the event. He returned to Waikawa Bay, where he did his first dive course nearly 40 years ago.

Amber Hogeboom, 5, with her first ever fish. She is with Johnny and Yuka Hogeboom.

He said he was pleased the public gathered for the event despite the impending storm. “The forecast isn’t great, but there’s still people everywhere. “Effectively what we have is parents and kids spending quality time together.”

Tim and Sophie Coker, 7, on the Waikawa Bay jetty.

Brian FM beats blast into town Those looking for a new radio station in the car need not worry - Brian FM has arrived on the airwaves. The station, broadcasting from “a crappy little building in the middle of beautiful downtown Blenheim,” launched on 93.7fm at 8am yesterday. The station has the slogan “playing what we feel like, all day every day.” Brian FM’s programming has no commercials, DJs or song requests, and was founded by a group of three. The station co-founder, aka Andrew,

said the station was more of a hobby than a business. “It’s a labour of love, fun and passion, not of fame and fortune. “We love music and we thought ‘hang on - here comes an opportunity to focus entirely on the music.” He compared the station to shaking an iPod, with about 2000 songs on file. The station has been broadcasting lowpowered test transmissions on a different frequency since February last year.

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Havelock Mussel Festival

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out & about

Despite the dreary weather, 4500 people turned out to the 10th annual Havelock Mussel Festival at the Havelock Domain on Saturday. Photos by Kristy Martin.

 (Front L-R) Kristen Larsen, Donna King and Hannah Carter, with (back) Ayla Hough, Rosie Buchanan-Brown and Rupe Bradley having a fun time at the festival.

 Bella Francia, 10, and Kaleigh Dempster, 10, check out the action on the main stage.

 Something fishy... Gin ny Smith and Deane Robinson sha re a kiss at the Mussel Festival.

 Marie Lawton, Tracey Law ton and Mike Gibbs kept warm with their furry anim al hats.

en, Janene Meikle, Sandra Baxter  Picton ladies Loreen Lang, Debs van der Heyd . party hen’s Debs’ and Karen Martin were celebrating

 Charlotte Waara attracted plenty of attention in her jellyfish costume as she collected donations for Lifeline Marlborough.

rley Chesmar had a great  Toni Keen and mum Shi l. tiva time dancing at the fes

rence were all  Emily and Bianca Law tival. Fes l sse smiles at the Mu

 AD Small and Ca rl Fishburn from Picton enjoyed th e fun festival atmosphere.

Blenheim  Jean Thompson from at the Mussel r tte pla d foo sea a oys enj Festival.

 Tyrani Stewart, 9, an Havelock sample so d Ella King, 9, from me festival food.

heim police keeping some young Senior Constable Sean Jones from Blen  Constable Jonathan Rosene and festival-goers in line.

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Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 2pm. Item surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.

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.

a good range of autumn and winter clothing in both our shops.

community services

Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics.

Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980.

Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 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: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)

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Ph Margaret 021 0260 7468 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more infomation phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451

Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. 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.

death notices HEBBERD, Tiny: On Saturday March 15 2014 peacefully passed away, at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 72 years. Dearly loved wife of Bluey, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ra and Kirsty, Jason and Fleur, and Richard and Kamena. Adored Nana of all her grandchildren. Special thanks to family, friends and carers who supported Tiny throughout her illness. A funeral service for Tiny was held in Picton on Tuesday March 18. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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STEEL, John (Jack, Steelo) RNZAF, based at Woodbourne (Blenheim), Fiji and Whenuapai (71273): On March 12 2014, peacefully, at Springlands Lifestyle Village Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. In his 86th year. Much loved and treasured husband of Lou and the late Lorraine. Dearly loved father of Gale and Paul King (Dunedin) and Jane Forrest (Noosa, Australia). Loved grandfather of Zara and Rosie Forrest (Australia), and Matthew Dwen (Auckland). Dearly loved brother of Marie Fettes (Blenheim), Elizabeth Knight (Blenheim), Monique Westerholme (Australia), and Ross Steel (Auckland). Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Loved by Lou’s family - David Dwen, and Mark and Deborah Dwen. Our heartfelt thanks to all the nurses and staff at Springlands Lifestyle Village for their fabulous, loving care of John. Messages may be sent to Villa 28, Springlands Lifestyle Village, 5 Battys Road, Blenheim 7201. A private cremation service has been held for John. “Now with Jesus”. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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Watson, Fiona Christine (nee Giles) Passed away on 18th March 2013. Sadly missed. From Maurice and Brenda

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1. Holiday Supervisor 10 weeks a year, 8.00am-5.30pm 2. After School Assistant During the terms, approx. 15.5 hours a week 3. Casual Relievers for both Holiday and After school care 4. Volunteer Drivers 1.5 hrs per afternoon 2-3 days week. If you have a passion to work with primary age children, then come and join our wonderful OSCAR team. Send Brief CV Or Phone 03 5781355 ext 4 - Colleen Applications close 4.00pm, Thursday 27th March 2014.

Vintage Water and Waste Water Manager Yealands Estate Wines are looking for a hands-on, can-do proactive person to manage the winery water and waste water discharge over the vintage period. This is an important and demanding roll requiring up to 12 hours per day, 7 days per week for approximately 6 weeks, full training will be provided. If you are hard- working, practical and enjoy a challenge then we would love to hear from you. We can provide transport to work each day and a hot meal over the vintage period. Please send your CV and cover letter to or call 027 441 4311 for further information.

Positions available in Blenheim

Service Technician

Due to the recent acquisition and subsequent rebranding of Williams Service Centre we are seeking an additional experienced Service Technician to join our busy team. We are committed to growing our presence in the Marlborough / Tasman market and are seeking additional team members to be part of the growth. Ideally you will have extensive experience in agricultural diesel equipment or a related field, have excellent organisational skills, be a great communicator and have a genuine willingness to provide solutions to our customers. This position is field and workshop based, you will be provided with a modern well equipped service vehicle and full on-going product and personal growth training will also be provided. Position Requirements To be considered for this role you will need to have: • Qualifications or extensive experience in agricultural diesel equipment or a related field • Minimum three years as an agricultural mechanic preferred, but not essential • Excellent customer service, organisational and communication skills • Experience working with farm equipment is desirable i.e. tractors, harvesting equipment • Ability to work unsupervised • Experience with Combine harvesters, Forage Harvesters, round / square balers, agricultural equipment would be an advantageous.

Sales Representative If you are seeking a position with a well-established company, then this could be the role for you. Norwood Farm Machinery Centre Blenheim is one of 17 company owned retail outlets throughout New Zealand. As part of the C B Norwood Group we represent world leading brands such as New Holland, Kubota, Vaderstad, Lemken and Horsch. Due to expansion we are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter preferably with an agricultural sales background who is looking to join a strong sales team. You will have the chance to work alongside the service / parts and warranty department which guarantees you the best in sales and after sales service in all our brands. You will manage your territory including sales, customer service and relationship management, and maintain a high and visible profile in each regional market, proactively marketing both the company and its product lines within your territory. We also welcome applications from the Tasman area. Position Requirements To be considered for this role you will need to have: • Experience implementing sales plans • Experience in implementing annual marketing plans in conjunction with the Regional Manager • Evidence of successful relationships and alliances • Experience with agricultural equipment and knowledge of modern farming practices and trends are essential • The ability to set, pursue and attain achievable goals The successful applicant will be provided with very competitive remuneration, ongoing product training, a modern sales vehicle and all the support needed to excel in this position. The opportunity for overseas travel and training also exists.

C B Norwood Distributors Limited is a leading tractor and machinery distribution group and represents a portfolio of global brands through separate operating divisions. Norwood showcases three national dealer networks which include 17 company owned retail farm machinery centres. Established in 1948, we have grown to be one of the best known names in New Zealand agriculture and today we supply one in every three tractors sold in New Zealand.

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Whale and seal sanctuary The Government says it will create a new marine reserve, whale and fur seal sanctuary, five customary fishing areas and amateur fishing regulations to improve the management of Kaikoura’s coast and ocean. Whale Watch Kaikoura chief operating officer Kauahi Ngapora welcomed the announcement, saying the decision demonstrated a commitment to protecting an environment that had reinvigorated the Kaikoura community. “We are passionate about protecting and nurturing what is an essential

cultural, spiritual and economic taonga for the people of Kaikoura and New Zealand,” Mr Ngapora said. “The Government, through this announcement, has shown it is committed to protecting this national treasure also.” Mr Ngapora said the introduction of the new conservation measures was a victory for many in the local community who had worked together under Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura to develop strategies to protect the coastline and marine life of the Kaikoura coast.

Blenheim-based Taine Swete lays the ball off.

Falcons fall in final The NZ King Salmon Nelson Marlborough Falcons could not cap off a dream season with a final victory, beaten 3-0 by Auckland City in the ASB Youth League decider. Auckland scored at the start of each half and

Email woes This week has seen another change to the email supplied, by one of the country’s largest internet providers (ISP) - causing significant disruption for users. As time has passed, the POP e-mail system used by almost every ISP, has been around since 1984 – the current “modern” iteration called POP3, is circa 1988. With today’s smart phones, tablet, and even TV’s being

sealed it late on at Trafalgar Park in Nelson. Midfielder Taine Swete played the full 90 minutes, but Carl Connor-McClean was not in the matchday squad.

Scammers and viruses internet and mail capable, it makes sense to use a system designed to cope with and support these gadgets and tools reliably and efficiently. Gmail offers a great service for home users, and businesses can benefit from the power of Hosted Exchange – this used to be a service only available to large corporate users, but thanks to the cloud it can be used for a fraction of the cost.

Computer scamming and viruses have come a long way in the last decade. What used to be the realm of a pimply upstart wanting to cause wanton havoc, has now become a full-on commercial enterprise. Some things to be wary of: - Any unsolicited phone call purporting to be from Microsoft, Telecom or other similar companies asking for remote access to your computer. - Emails claiming to be from your bank

or any other company you might deal with online asking for you to reset your password or click on a link. - Any pop up or software offering to remove viruses, speed up your PC or fix errors. These are often viruses in and of themselves. In the last month we’ve noticed a large increase of this sort of nuisance software.” PBA.

Support for Windows XP is ending Windows XP has been one of Microsoft’s most successful operating systems, but after 13 years support for it is coming to an end in April this year. While an older XP computer will still be able to run, Microsoft will cease developing security patches for it. As good as the operating system seems, new vulnerabilities impact Windows XP on a regular basis—including many critical flaws that could allow an attacker to take over or cripple a PC running it. After April this year any such attacks will not have any patches available for them.

What you can do about it BPComputers has a range of options available to Windows XP users, from an upgrade of your current system to a replacement with a new or ex lease system we have options to suit all budgets and requirements. Come and see us to view our range of Windows 7 and 8 laptops and desktops.

Who we are BPComputers has been serving the wider Marlborough area for their IT needs for 17 years. With 65 years combined technical experience in the IT industry the team at BPComputers are willing and able to handle any IT needs and offer sound advice to everyone from home users to large corporate customers. PO Box 497, 7240 17 Kinross Street Blenheim, 7201 Ph: (03) 577 9498, Fax: (03) 577 9978

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The Sun

Wednesday March 19, 2014


‘No rest for the wicked’ Sport inbrief

By Adam Poulopoulos Fresh from completing the 520km GODZone course with his team Absolute Wilderness, Jeremy McKenzie wasted no time in getting back to work. McKenzie, a winemaker at Villa Maria, said he returned from Kaikoura on Thursday night, and was back at work the following day. “I’m immersed back in vintage. There’s no rest for the wicked! “When you’ve been racing like that it’s quite good to stay on the horse, keep the mind ticking over.” Absolute Wilderness, comprised of McKenzie, Picton’s Dan Moore and Nelson’s Dan Busch and Naomi Whitehead, finished the course third, coming in on Wednesday night. The team left their GPS tracker in a transition area and punctured their raft shortly after, but recovered to snatch third. They had held second for the first half of the race. McKenzie said emotions ran high when they realised their tracker was missing. “You can only imagine what we were thinking! We jumped out of the raft and ran three kilometres back up a gravel road to get it. To overcome the puncture, McKenzie

Golf The Blenheim 1000 golf tournament is coming up. The men’s medal and drawn partners competition will be held at the Blenheim Golf Club on Saturday. Lots of prizes will be up for grabs on the day, and a hole-in-one competition will be held.

Marathon Entries for the Nelson Shoe Clinic Half Marathon are now open. The event will be held on Sunday, May 4, starting and finishing at Saxton field. To enter visit the Athletics Nelson website.

Jeremy McKenzie at Villa Maria

said Busch taped two rafting paddles together and paddled, while Whitehead pumped the raft to keep it afloat. It was approaching the challenges as a unit that gave McKenzie the most satisfaction. “When you race like this the bond becomes stronger - you talk and see things you don’t see in everyday life. “This is about being a team and the dy-

namics of working as a team - you get more memories and gratification out of that. “Things never run smoothly - you always have to fight back.” McKenzie said he was eager to complete the event again. The GODZone course included elements of navigation, trekking, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. Forty-one teams entered the event.

Women’s rugby coach wanted By Adam Poulopoulos The Central women’s rugby team are looking to make a tilt at the title this year, but they need reinforcements to do so. The team is looking for a new coach and more players before their season begins in the middle of April. The team is the only Marlborough side competing in the Nelson women’s rugby competition. Central was placed in the competition

midway through last season and only got the chance to play four games. They have been lacking a coach for the last two years. In that time, captain and first-five Courtney Stewart has been running the team. She said she was looking for someone to take the pressure off. “We want someone who knows the game and isn’t going to muck around.

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“It should be someone who can discipline the girls. That’s probably the hardest bit.” She said the team had a first XV in place, but was looking for strength-indepth. “We have a really young team - we’re looking forward to building up this year.” To register your interest contact the Central Rugby Club.

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Harriers The Marlborough Harriers have two events in the next week, beginning with a pack run or walk tomorrow. It begins at the Rifle Range carpark at 6pm, and everybody is welcome to attend. Club opening day is on Saturday, beginning at 2pm on the Wairau River Bridge. A fun relay will be held, and this will be followed by a barbecue, afternoon tea and a chat about the weekend’s events. Bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. For more information contact Marlborough Harriers.

Sit and be fit The Port Marlborough Pavillion at Endeavour Park in Picton is hosting Sit and be Fit classes twice a week. Classes begin at 10:15am on Mondays and Wednesdays. The session involves low-impact exercise while sitting in a chair. The entry fee includes a hot beverage.

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