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By Adam Poulopoulos It’s hard enough cycling more than 100 kilometres with your vision, but one Blenheim man is looking forward to completing it without it. Dennis Wells (pictured), an osteopath at Springlands Health, will ride on the back of a tandem bike with friend Kim Thomas at the Forrest GrapeRide tomorrow. The duo are aiming to beat the four-hour barrier for the one-lap, 101 kilometre course, having just missed it on their previous two attempts. Continued page 2


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Crash flips car onto roof By Kristy Martin A 44-year-old male driver was taken to hospital after his car crashed and ended up on its roof in Blenheim yesterday. Police are investigating whether a medical condition contributed to the crash, at the Sinclair Street and Horton Street roundabout. Lunchtime traffic was disrupted for almost an hour after the Toyota Hilux collided with a Honda CRV about 11.35am. It is understood both vehicles were travelling south on Sinclair Street when the Toyota clipped the Honda and sent it careering

into a light pole. Police said the Toyota did not appear to brake. The Toyota flipped and landed on its roof near the skate park, while the Honda came to rest in a patch of vegetation on the southern side of the roundabout. The female driver of the Honda was not injured and the Toyota driver was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to Wairau Hospital. Emergency crews briefly closed one lane to traffic, causing a backlog of vehicles, while they cleaned up the scene.

Blind man to race in tomorrow’s GrapeRide Continued from page 1 Dennis was born with partial sight, affected with a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa. His condition deteriorated until he went into hospital in 1999 for an operation. “I had work done to fix it, but it took it away instead,” he said. “They said there was a two in 1000 chance of losing my sight. Maybe I should have bought a lotto ticket instead.” Dennis has been in Blenheim for three years since moving

from Whangerei. This year is the first he has trained for the event. Wendy Hughes from Ignite Fitness and Lynne Haines from AvantiPlus have helped get him into better shape. He hoped the 9am rides every Sunday would help him beat his previous best. “It was slow in 2012. Four hours and 44 minutes from memory. “Last year we did a little better, four hours 16 minutes, and 14th out of 20 tandems. He said crashing was a pos-

sibility, but he wanted to enjoy the ride. “I keep my metaphorical eyes open. “For me they don’t really matter. I just love getting out there. “You get into the semi-rural part of the course and you’ve got the sun on your back, getting exercise, and you’re in good company.” Yesterday the ten-lap riders, including Di Chesmar (pictured) began their ride. The bulk of the field is set to leave tomorrow.

Traffic plan surrounding GrapeRide Competitors are being asked to take care on the roads when the Forrest GrapeRide takes place tomorrow. All roads will be open to all traffic at all times, but there will be lane closures managed by traffic controllers on State Highway 6 at Renwick in the vicinity of

Condors Bend Road, and State Highway 1 on Grove Bridge. There will be 30 km/h speed restrictions in various locations throughout the day. Marlborough Roads highway manager Frank Porter said motorists should expect delays travelling west on Queen Charlotte

Drive, and to travel from west to east if possible. If you want to watch the race on Saturday, your best option is to line Old Renwick Road or anywhere along State Highway 1 from Blenheim to Picton.

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Water ban lifted Renwick water restrictions have been lifted. The recent rain, and the rising aquifer levels, means the restrictions are no longer necessary. Renwick residents are asked to continue good water conservation habits and use water wisely to avoid any need to reinstate the restrictions.

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Crowning glory Maria Martin from Only $3 is excited about seeing Their Royal Highnesses William and Kate in Blenheim next week. She is pictured with her 'royal window display' that she created. The Charles Street shop is selling $3 British flags, which owner Ruth McCaa is expecting plenty of locals to snap up closer to next Thursday's visit.

Vandals have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to trucks at the Dominion Salt Works at Lake Grassmere by supergluing door locks, puncturing radiators, slashing tyres, cutting airlines and spraying offensive messages over the cabs of the vehicles. Blenheim Police are seeking information from the public to help identify those responsible for the crime, which occurred overnight on Wednesday. Constable Brett Burns said the large dump trucks belonging to a private contractor were parked in an open area and suffered extensive damage. He estimated the bill for the damage to be in the vicinity of $25,000. The incident happened between 6pm on Wednesday and 7am Thursday and police want to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw suspicious activity, or anyone who has information about a motive for the attack. Those with information should call Constable Brett Burns at Blenheim Police Station on (03) 578 5279. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Keep single-sex schooling: public By Kristy Martin The majority of people who made submissions about the future of the two Blenheim secondary schools prefer single-sex education. Of the 357 public submissions received, 63 per cent were in favour of retaining the single sex system. Three options for the redevelopment of Marlborough Boys’ College and Marlborough Girls’ College have been gained from the submissions and these will now be considered by the Ministry of Education. Option one involves two single sex colleges co-located on one site, with shared faculties and resources, which could also include a tertiary education provider, such as Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, on the same site. The second option would see both colleges remain where they are but refurbished and redeveloped fix leaky and structurally

unsound buildings. The third option that tabled is one purpose-built co-education college. These options came from a report compiled by facilitator Janet Kelly as a result of the submissions received from the public. Three further options were also put forward in the report, but have since been dismissed by the college boards and principals, who met with ministry representatives last week. When it came to the submissions, 31 respondents identified themselves as staff from MBC, while only seven were from MGC. Among the other submitters were 159 community members, 160 parents/grandparents and two current students. Ms Kelly’s report states that the majority of respondents supported some form of change and saw the benefits to be gained by sharing and collaborating

between the colleges and closer links to NMIT. “By pooling resource, they could afford the best facilities, attract specialist teachers and invest in the best teaching resources,” the report said. One third, 33 per cent, of respondents supported a combination of co-education and singlesex, while 29 per cent supported a single site or close proximity to each other. One quarter preferred a coeducation college, while only eight per cent favoured a junior high/senior high option. A key concern when it came to any possible merger of the schools was adequate space for the 2000 students. “From both the submissions and the public meetings it was very clear people did not believe Marlborough Girls’ Colege site on its own was big enough for the two colleges to fit and still have space for sport and recreation,” the report said.

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye is asking New Zealanders to recognise outstanding young community members and nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award. “I am creating these awards for this year’s Youth Week to recognise and celebrate young people aged 12-24 who have contributed to their community in a significant way,” she said. Youth Week 2014 Award nominations can be made on the Ministry of Youth Development website and close at 9am on April 28, 2014.

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Business after 5 The next Business After 5 meeting will be held at Hans Herzog Estate later this month. The event begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 10, beginning with wine. A tour of the estate will follow. For more information contact the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

Entries open Local carpentry apprentices are being encouraged to enter the running for the 2014 Carters Apprentice of the Year. Entries opened on Tuesday, and close on June 12. Entrants go into the draw to win the 2014 Apprentice of the Year title, and a share of $100000 worth of prizes. Hopefuls can enter at the apprentice of the year website.

Investment welcomed Passive investors are being welcomed at a well-known Marlborough establishment. The Woodbourne Tavern in Renwick includes the bar and nine motel units. For more information contact Bayleys Real Estate.

Middling prices expected Early estimates suggest prices vineyards will receive a middling sum of money for each tonne of grapes this year. St Clair Family Estate owner/ operator Neal Ibbotson said the price for his sauvignon blanc grapes is likely to be around $1600 a tonne. “That price reflects where we think the market is at the moment, and it’s pretty similar to last year. “It’s about halfway between the high price in 2008 and the low price in 2009.” Prices will not be officially confirmed until February 2015 by the New Zealand Winegrowers Association. Mr Ibbotson said it was hard to generalise about the money being spent. “Some wineries pay higher and some lower. Some pay bonuses and some pay discounts.” He said pinot noir grapes were generally the most dear, fetching about $2800 a tonne. Despite the prices, many vineyards have not been picking all their grapes due to crop

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restrictions. Fromm winemaker Hatsch Karberer said the decision to restrict had several benefits. “The aim of crop restrictions is to have higher quality, not a low capacity. “It would become a capacity problem if they picked more than they agreed, and it would also represent a dilution in

quality.” Mr Karberer hoped growers had learned from the 2008 vintage, when too many grapes picked, and lower-quality wine was sold at lower prices. Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens said buyers and growers were sticking to the paperwork. “It’s been a very generous

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By Adam Poulopoulos Improving market conditions has driven the owner of a wellknown Marlborough lodge to put the property up for sale. Furneaux Lodge, in Queen Charlotte Sound, has been placed on the market by owner Geoff Faulkner. The lodge, which is on sale through a tender process, has a capital value of $2.75 million. Tenders close on April 28. Mr Faulkner said a variety of factors led to the property being put up for sale after nine years. “We take the view there was a lot of uncertainty around tourism assets at the Top of the South prior to 2014 because in the decline in numbers during the last few years. “Now, the ferries will continue to run through Picton, the Australian market is showing signs of recovery and there’s an increasing level of demand from the Asian market.” The lodge includes accommodation, a bar and restaurant,

a formal dining area and access to a range of outdoor activities. During Mr Faulkner’s ownership he has undertaken several renovation projects, including installing new units, and the property was made four stars in 2009. “We’ve renovated, replaced, repaired and upgraded. “It’s been a good project,” he said. So far, both domestic and international inquiries have been received. Bayleys Marlborough salesperson Glenn Dick, who is handling the sale, said the property was ideally placed for those looking to experience the Queen Charlotte Track. “This is a multifaceted property combining several revenue streams within a hugely popular tourist destination. “Queen Charlotte Track receives up to 25000 walkers, kayakers and boat travelers each year, providing a steady flow of visitors to the region.”

By Adam Poulopoulos It is all change at Wairau Podiatry at the moment, as the business gets a new building, a new name and a new staff member. The business is moving from its current base on High Street to the corner of Charles and Seymour Streets on Monday (pictured). On the same day its name changes to Blenheim Podiatry, and new full-time podiatrist Kaylene Mooiman starts after moving from Auckland. Co-owner Matthew Franken said he was looking forward to moving into a new building after seven years. "It's always been a little small but we lacked a suitable building to move into. "We refitted and stayed here but City Hotel's coming down, and we share a party wall, so I thought we'd get out a while. "We're 50 metres on one side of the Sun office now, and we'll be 50 metres on the other side after the move!" Blenheim Podiatry will be sharing their building with the Blue Door and the Freemasons Marlborough Lodge. On his new staff member, Mr Franken said the business was now in an ideal situation. "Three podiatrists will be perfect. Historically that's all Blenheim's ever had." Painting was still being done on the building yesterday, and Matt hopes the business will be all shifted in over the weekend.

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Ode to Marfells Beach DOC Camp Ground Dear Ed, Welcome… to locals and visitors alike, arriving by motorhome, caravan, or bike. To Marfells, seaside camping at its best; walk, bike, fish, swim, or relax, have a rest. Many fish be to caught out there in the kelp, for expert advice, ask a ‘local’ for help. Take a walk thru the camp, up the hill to the lime, where Yealand’s trucks load to compost the vines. Or walk ninety minutes, if you are so bold, to Cape Campbell Lighthouse, a sight to behold. At low tide, quad bikes go round Mussel Point, for crayfish and paua, their plates to anoint. And talking of food, there’s wild silver beet, up the hills, along the beach... it’s yummy to eat. Just south of Seddon, the quake scarred the land, “Sorry, camp closed”… DOC’s interim stand. Slips cleared from the road and cracks to mend, the camp then reopened for Labour Weekend. No dogs, no fires and pay your camp fee for flush toilets, cold showers and time by the sea. Pack In and Pack Out is the camp motto here, take away litter, butts and the tops to your beer. We’ve done our camp duties thru sun, wind and rain, cleaning toilets, collecting fees and the camp to maintain. Thanks Pam and Tim, who came without fail, to deliver DOC stores and our personal mail. And to Shona and Ivan, our co-hosts from Ward, your awesome generosity, we wish to applaud. We’re now back to our travels, retirement is nigh, time for farewells and a tearful goodbye. Six months at Marfells, has got under our skin, whenever we’re passing, we’ll surely pop in. Give Way at the train track, check left and check right, pass salt lakes, wandering stock and the camp is in sight! By Summer 2014 co-hosts Angie and Brooke.

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Jet Boat Marathon at Speight’s Ale House Hamish Ryan, Hayley Hefford, Holly Lyall, Brent Hefford and Ollie Baker gather at Speights Ale House to watch the delayed stream of the 2013 World UIM Jet Boat Marathon on Sky Sport. Brent along with John Derry who owns the Ale House, won the marathon last year.

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Drivers warned of sunstrike Marlborough Highway Patrol said sunstrike was normal at this time of year and was particularly bad on Old Renwick, New Renwick and Middle Renwick roads and Rapaura Road. He advised drivers to slow down. “Be aware of the possibility of sunstrike and don’t brake heavily. “Gently slow yourself down and ensure there is enough room between you and the driver ahead of you. “Always have decent sunglasses to hand and use your

By Kristy Martin Sunstrike is causing headaches for drivers, particularly during harvest, when slow and heavy traffic is already clogging the roads. Police are urging all motorists to slow down and be careful, especially when driving east between Renwick to Blenheim in the morning, when the sun is low in the sky. There have been a number of recent crashes believed to be the result of sunstrike, includSergeant Barrie Greenall of Marlborough Highway ing a truck and car collision Patrol warns road users to drive to the road you outside Marlborough Airport. Sergeant Barrie Greenall of see, not the road you know.

Police inbrief Crash driver flees

A driver who fled the scene of a crash in Blenheim on Wednesday was later arrested. At 3.15pm, the car lost control and crashed into a power pole on Girling Avenue. A short time later, police arrested the 22-yearold driver at an address on Karina Crescent. The man, a sickness beneficiary, was charged with driving while forbidden, dangerous driving and operating a motor vehicle causing a sustained loss of traction. An 18-year-old unemployed man was also arrested at that address. Police had gone there to investigate the crash when the teenager showed up and began threatening people. He was charged with disorderly behaviour. Both men will appear in the Blenheim District Court on April 7.


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sun visor if you can. “Sunstrike is minimised if you have a clean windscreen inside and out. “It is important to drive to the road you see, not the road you know.” Drivers should also keep watch for schoolchildren and not be in a hurry to get to work. “Just be late,” Sgt Greenall said. “At the end of the day, what’s the worst that can happen?” Those who willingly drove with an obstructed windscreen, such as fog or frost, could receive a $150 fine.

• Be prepared when driving at sunrise or sunset. • Be particularly careful in winter, because the sun is lower in the sky. • Keep your windscreen clean, inside and out. • Wear sunglasses when driving with the sun in your eyes. • Use your car’s sun visors to block the sun. • Consider pulling over and wait for a few minutes until your eyes adjust.

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Little Theatre hits big milestone Picton Little Theatre will celebrate 50 years of plays and entertainment later this year. The Picton Drama Club moved into the building in 1964, and a week of shows and displays later this year will be put on to celebrate. The Club performed their first ever play, “Crystal Clear,” on July 22, 1964, and the first of four shows this year will take place on the same date. Shows will also be performed on the following two nights, and Saturday, July 26. On the Friday, a celebration dinner and costume parade will be held, while a chat session and memorabilia display will be held on Sunday. The theatre itself has actually existed for longer than 50 years. Known as Forresters Hall for many years, it was built during the 1880s and was owned by the builders, the Forresters Lodge and the New Zealand Labour Party before the drama club moved in.

GDP falls slightly Marlborough was one of eight New Zealand regions to experience a decrease in GDP in 2013. Figures released by Statistics New Zealand show our GDP fell slightly from $2035 million in 2012 to $2032 million last year. It is thought the 2012/2013 drought, the worst the country’s experienced since 1946, was responsible for the decline in many rural areas nationwide. Marlborough’s 2013 GDP per capita of $44357 was down on the national average of $47532. Our top top industry was manufacturing, with 15.6 per cent. Canterbury, with 6 per cent, and Auckland with 3.3 per cent had the highest GDP increases of the fifteen regions around the country.


What is your favourite food?


What makes you smile?

My mother’s curried sausages

My two teenage children being nice to each other.

What’s your pet hate? Parents who treat their kids badly.

Your favoured holiday destination? Te Mahia, Marlborough Sounds.


What’s your favourite music? Jazz funk.

What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I used to work in advertising.

Who would you invite to dinner? Jack Nicholson.

What’s next on your wish list? Only been in Blenheim 14 months, so meeting people is good.


A saying you like to live by? What you put out is what you get back.

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Tweet for Gigatown Blenheim’s Gigatown campaign is heading from the palm of your hand to the bar this week as efforts continue to be made to improve our position. All are invited to what is being called ‘the tweetup, meetup and twitterthon,’ to be hosted at Yard Bar on Wednesday evening. The event begins at 5:30pm. It is being promoted as a way of meeting other #gigatownbln users. Gigatown is a promotion run by telecommunications company

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- weekend event guide Friday 4 April 2014 Karaoke D.J Tweek 7pm Picton RSA free admission all welcome Zirka Circus Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads,Today 7:00pm Saturday 2 & 7pm Sunday 1 & 4.30pm. Bookings Ph 0800 294752 The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open every day from 9am. Great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free! Sit and Be Fit with Sue Exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street. Plenty of parking. $2.00 per session. Phone Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Phone 578 5395. Picton EcoWorld Touch a Tuatara see a Penguin, get up close and have fun discovering some amazing animals that live on Middle-earth making New Zealand, “the youngest land in the world”, Unique. Open every day from 9.30am. Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434. Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm. Prue: 578 8888. Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666.

traverses a 101km circuit through some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer and has been described as a ride through nature’s photo album. Phone: 027 466 9671 The Raw Recruit (Anzac Concert) Presented by Marlborough District Bass Band Today 7.30pm and Sun 2pm in the Floor Pride Civic Theatre. Commemorating the start of the WW1 100 years ago. Performances Mike Ford and coming talent from local regions. Ph 0800 224 224 Marlborough Harriers The scratch races at the Taylor Dam crosscountry course at 2:00 pm. Race briefing will be held at 1:45 pm. Scratch races give the club handicappers a good idea of where to position runners for the up-coming handicapped races. Volunteers are needed for course-set up 12.30 Phone 035778307 Cell 021463922 Marlborough Artisan Market 9.30-1.30pm Wynen Street Carpark includes a range of stalls, including fruit and vegetables, woodwork, handicrafts, pottery, soaps, lavender products, toiletries, oils and wines, nuts and flowers. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Phone John 578 3918. Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of the month at 1.30pm 4.30pm St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 5782471 Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 5781835 Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107

Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am

Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm.

Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts.

The Diversion Gallery Open noon-5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357.

Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784

Picton Men’s Shed Every Saturday 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Plants and garden furniture sold Saturday and Wednesday 10am to 1pm.

Saturday 5 April 2014 Eastern States Speedway Marlborough Saloon Champs also featuring grass carts, TQ’S and stockcars. Gates open 6pm The Forrest GrapeRide The South Island’s biggest and most popular recreational cycling event. The classic course

Marlborough Craft Festival Marlborough Girls College, Nelson St fields. Entry cost: $5 for Adults/ Families. Children Free, Stall holders Free. Free music entertainment from 10am - 2pm. EFTPOS will be available. Contact Marlborough Girls Ph. 520 8448 for more info.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!

Zonta Club Brunch A Glass of bubbles, an inspirational speaker and the good company of local women who want to make a difference. 10am-12. for more info and venue call 5447053.

Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379.

Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Only four dates left to go. Jump onboard in Picton, stop off at Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary and Ruakaka salmon farm to feed the salmon. Free tastings along the way. Fantastic half day out. Info and Bookings 03 577 9997

Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.

Marl Kennel Assn. Ribbon parade Clubgrounds Omaka. Entries 10.15 judging 11am. Spectators welcome Ph Sharon 5785311 Ulysses lunch ride To the Wairau Pub. Meet at Railway Stn at 11.15 ride departs at 11.30 Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Station at 1.45 and 3.00pm for Beaver Station and return. Fares Adults $10 Children $5 CASH ONLY Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome

Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679.

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Book sale today 9am - 4pm. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission. Associated Modellers Society Minature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Prk, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm till 4pm $2

UP AND COMING EVENTS THURSDAY 10 April 2014 THE ROYAL VISIT 11am Wreath laying ceremony at Blenheim Clock Tower and public walk through Seymour Square. 1.15pm Flying Day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre with Sir Peter Jackson.

Renwick Anglican Community Church 54 High St Renwick. Morning worship 9.30am Rev Steve Allcutt ph 572 8850 Summer Farmers’ Market 9.00am - noon A&P Showgrounds. Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer. St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 9.30am. Ph Rev Derek 5785050 Picton Rotary Club Car Boot Sale. Picton RSA carpark from 9am1pm every Sunday. Contact Sheira 5737390 Pony Club at Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

Kapahaka for Youth Blenheim School 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789.

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Tramping Club Mary 5728762.

Daylight Savings Finishes. Time to wind your clocks back an Hour

If you have an event contact Liz at The Sun on 5777 868

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Purchase from The Floor Pride Civic Theatre or Take Note, Picton PHONE (03) 520 8560, Prices include booking fee Transaction fees apply for phone and internet bookings

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Saturday 5th April @ 7.30pm Sunday 6th April @ 2pm Early Bird Prices until 31st March Adult $22 Conc (65+) $17 Child (u18)$5

Saturday 12th April @7pm Adult $25 Conc(65+) $15 Infant (u10) $7 Child (10-15) $15

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St James Theatre, Wellington Fri 23rd May – Sun 8th June

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Monday 14th April @8pm Adult $51 Child (u13) $32

Monday 19th May @ 8pm NOTE R16 Adult $49.50 Conc(65+) $44.50 Student (16 - 19 years) $44.40

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Wednesday 16th April 2014 @ 8.00pm

Disney on ice CBS Canterbury Arena Sat 16th August & Sun 17th August 3 shows daily • • (03) 520 8560

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Liquid ant bait is sugar based and gel bait has a high level of protein. If the ants are not feeding on one, change it for the other. - After using the bait, spray the interior surfaces with insecticide surface spray. This will kill any ants that walk over it, and the ants that detect it will avoid it so it effectively works as a barrier. - If ants have been seen in the roof void use a bug bomb to treat this area. - If all else fails, call in the experts who can locate and treat nesting sites.

Cockroaches In the event of a world disaster there is one species that would most likely survive. They are not cute, they eat almost anything and can live periods of time without a meal. It’s the cockroach! Recently residents throughout Marlborough have reported an increase in cockroach numbers due to the warmer winter experienced in 2013, with many requiring the assistance of pest control companies. It’s understandable that not many people would be happy to share their home with these critters so in order to get rid of cockroaches, you must first understand them. After all, despite your best efforts the cockroach is one of nature’s best survivors. Cockroaches living inside the home need at least two of three things. Food, water and warmth. With these conditions cockroaches can quickly multiply. Cockroaches take around a month to reach sexual maturity, when the female gets stressed she lays the young and she can carry 40 young around with her. And, because they can go for long periods without food, they can hunker down somewhere and wait for the right conditions to re-emerge. Combine all these facts and you could have a serious cockroach problem!

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Story by Celeste Lodewyk There are people who do not possess a fear of insects, large or small but unfortunately for my family, I am not one of them! A mouse scurrying across the floor will see me performing balancing acts on top of the couch, cockroaches cause me to do the ‘flap dance’ shouting “kill it, kill it”, and the mere thought of bed bugs will make the hair stand up on my neck. But there is one insect, tiny and harmless that really bugs me. Ants! I won’t run in fear but I get really annoyed when I see a trail of them winding across my bench, up the walls, behind the curtain or from whatever tiny crack they come out of. It almost feels like an invasion of one’s safe zone. Knowing they can appear when and where they wish makes my skin crawl. Does this sound like you? Here are some tips about how you can combat ants in and around your home.

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Cockroach facts • Cockroaches can live for weeks without their heads. • Cockroaches are fast. • Cockroaches get their vitamins from bacteria that live in their bodies. • Cockroaches like to be touched. • Roaches have walked the earth for hundreds of millions of years. • Cockroaches in the tropics are big. • The vast majority of cockroaches are not pests.

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FRIDGE/FREEZER Westinghouse frost free large 420 litre $350 Ph 5775278

OPEN HOME 93 Howick Road Redwoodtown. Sunday 6th April.1.30pm to 2.30pm. Trade Me: DTW634

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Quality tailoring at competitive prices Ph/txt Christine 021 703 020 / 579 5267 Same day service Blenheim

HOUSESITTERS available mature couple with 2 years experience animal lovers. Ph or txt Barbara 021 054 0249.

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Cars, Planes, Helicopters, Nitro fuel, Li-Po Pack, Servos, Tyres, Paint, CA glue, Glo plugs. Roselands, 67 High street. Phone 578 3596. open 7 days.

Rotary Club of Picton The Rotary Club of Picton is pleased to announce the resounding success of the 11th Annual Mt. Freeth Walk. A picture postcard perfect day to rejoice in the marvel of the Marlborough Sounds and know that the trek to the top is worth every aching muscle for such a wonderful cause. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors whose generous donations will go to the Children With Cancer Foundation:   Port Marlborough, Century 21 Real Estate of Picton and The Breeze Radio.  We also exceedingly grateful for support to the Raffle which will help facilitate our local heroes.  Alpine Lodge of Hanmer Springs and the Thermal Pools pass which will make a magic getaway for our winner Kimberlee Tregidga,  ITM of Picton whose gear will warm Sandra Grice and Jim’s Automotive of Picton who will give Donna Kirsten a reason to be happy mechanic. We are also in debt to Fresh Choice Picton and wish to acknowledge the continued support of our new local grocers, Hamish and Heidi Weston who have donated much of the produce for the must have sizzle at the Top of the Mountain, the passionate dedication of Joanna Huntley who began the Walk and sees it through every year, the early rise of Brian Stammers to open the Rugby Club for registration, our volunteers who cook and drive and help facilitate the administration of organization.   The local police, fire, ambulance and Department of Conservation services which we can count on every year and Cliff Bowers in the middle of it all with cool water to refresh the weary.  And, of course, the absolutely fabulous support of Sam and Jasmine Orchard of Sam’s Contracting allowing us the privilege to traverse this remarkable Mountain.

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Deliverers Wanted Part time work is now available delivering newspapers and circulars in GROVETOWN and SPRING CREEK. If you would like to earn extra money while keeping fit we would like to hear from you. Please contact Jade on 022 097 8094 or email

SALES Saturday 5th April 7am Boyce street Renwick Cash only.

Licensed Duty Manager Springlands Tavern are looking for a Licensed Duty Manager to join their team. Prefer someone with Pokie experience and a mature disposition. This is part-time, 20-25 hours a week. Please call in and see Kim at Springlands Tavern Boyce Street, Blenheim The Forum building is getting a new paint job and some refurbishments.

Registered Nurse Required The Applicant will need to have the passion to continue to provide the high level of care that is currently provided to our Residents and have previous experience in the Aged Care Industry. Contact Lucy Moore, Clinical Nurse Manager on 577 5208 or email

St. Ninian’s C h u r ch Hall, 1 Riley Cres Saturday 5 April 8.00am to 11.30am Lots of bargains for everyone


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Rock Ferry Wines is looking for a reliable, experienced, enthusiastic person to assist in running our kitchen at our busy café, which features fresh seasonal organic food and is open for lunch 7 days a week. The successful applicant will have previous experience in: • Managing a busy kitchen • Ordering and monitoring supplies • Working as part of a team The position also requires you to be available for weekends, outside of school hours and school holidays. If you feel you have the skills this position requires please forward your CV to or write to the Manager, Rock Ferry Wines, PO Box 544, BLENHEIM 7240.

New paint job for the Forum By Kristy Martin Blenheim’s Forum building is getting a makeover but owner Terry Gillan swears it has nothing to do with next week’s royal visit. The Market Street building, which houses 15 tenant businesses, is being completely repainted, said Mr Gillan, who owns the premises with wife Toni. “We decided to give the building a new lease on life. “We are also doing the internal corridors, stairways and vinyl and upgrading the toilet facilties.

“We are generally smartening up the place and making it spick and span because we have confidence in Marlborough and we believe Marlborough will prosper.” Mr Gillan said the Forum was constructed 20 years ago to strict earthquake standards, which included a number of expansion joints. This allowed the building to move in a quake. “After the last earthquakes we had we knew spending that extra money had paid off,” he said. “It (the building) did everything it was meant to do.”

Concert coming TEMPO, who encourage upand-coming musicians to test themselves on stage, are holding another concert next week. “The Music of Stage at Screen Night” show will be held on Friday, April 11 at 7pm in the Wesley Centre. TEMPO concerts are all about giving young school-aged musical youth a free platform to come and practice their performing skills for an appreciative audience.

For more information contact Julie Luffman on 570 5534.

Hannah Zydenbos on the piano at a recent concert.

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Flying birds moult and replace their feathers gradually so they can continue to fly. The Penguin moults all of its feathers at once over a two to five week period. They will not enter the water until the moult is complete as they will not be waterproof.

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 19 Very Good 23 Excellent 27 Solution 243: bed, bel, bled, blue, bod, bode, bold, bole, boule, bud, dob, doe, dole, DOUBLE, dub, due, duel, duo, eld, led, leu, lob, lobe, lobed, lode, loud, lube, ludo, ode, old.

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BROWN, Frederick Thomas (Fred): On Wednesday April 2, 2014 peacefully, at Aberleigh Rest Home. In his 91st year. Cherished husband of Pam for 62 years, dearly loved Dad (Freddo) of Kevin, Gary and Jill, father-in-law of Dagmar and Greg. Much loved Grandad (Pop) of Roman and the late Anya; Devon, Taylor, and Callum. Brother-in-law of Lola and the late Bob Jurgensen (USA), Derek and Kay Weston, Jackie and the late Athol Smart. A loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. Messages may be sent to c/- 67A Cleghorn Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimers Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to c/- 8 Wither Road, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Fred will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets 2pm Monday April 7, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


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McRAE: Pipi Ocean (11lb 2oz) March 12, 2014

BROWN, Margaret Mabel: March 27, 2014

PAGE: Paora Stefhen (2.9kg) March 25, 2014

CLUNIES-ROSS, Marianne: March 30, 2014

SPENCER: Florence (9lb 14oz) March 21, 2014

GRAY, Owen George: March 27, 2014

SUTHERLAND: Fredrica Elizabeth (7lb 4oz) March 23, 2014

HALVORSEN, Carol Shirley Mavis: March 31, 2014 HOLLIDAY, Kenneth Walter (Poppa Ken): March 27, 2014 KNOPP, Diane Claire (nee Bedford): March 30, 2014 ROWE, Jack : Reg No 648346 March 31, 2014

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Sport inbrief

Mt Stokes challenge Entries to a race taking runners to the top of Marlborough’s highest peak are now open. The Mt Stokes challenge, which combines yachting and running, takes place on Saturday, May 3. Yachts sail from Waikawa to Punga Cove, before runners head to the top of Mt Stokes and down again. Enter as a team, or be assigned. For more information visit the Queen Charlotte Huff and Puff website.


Anatomy of a choke Last week and earlier this week at the World T20, our cricketers showed their split personality yet again. With seven runs to win off the last over against South Africa, they blew it to lose by two. In doing so, they choked against a team world-renowned for consistently choking. Against Sri Lanka in our do-ordie game, we bowled brilliantly to restrict them to 119. Comfortable chase then? Wrong. The pressure came on, and we folded to be all out for 60. Brendon McCullum, who’s been walking on water all summer, personified the collapse by needlessly throwing his wicket away.


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The choke was the latest in a long line for us. See America’s Cup, several Rugby World Cups, etc. Is there a reason why this is happening? In the cricket we got ourselves into positions to win every game. We were arguably the better team in both games, yet we contrived to lose them. Unfortunately, in sport, raw athleticism is not all that counts. The old cliche “it’s 10 per cent physical, 90 per cent mental” may be a little dramatic, but the point stands. I get the impression our athletes are unconsciously exhibiting that Kiwi mentality, where we

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welcome everyone and adopt a “she’ll be right” attitude. We’ve got to enjoy slamming home the advantage and be prepared for people to hate us a little bit, and I think that starts at the lowest level. Our kids are brought up with a participation mentality - everyone gets a certificate, no matter how they go or what they do. Maybe this has to change. It’s crazy to think many sports at the primary school level are played without being scored. Just playing is fun, but kids have to be taught winning through fair means is even more fun. Rant over.

With ... Adam Poulopoulos

Cycling Marlborough will get a chance to meet an Olympic medallist tomorrow when Simon van Velthooven has his meet and greet. The cyclist will be at Avantiplus Blenheim tomorrow afternoon, starting from 3pm. Van Velthooven won the bronze medal in the men’s Keirin at the 2012 Olympics.

Croquet Brooklyn Croquet Club hosted a tournament for doubles and singles handicap golf croquet at Whitehead Park last weekend. The winners of the doubles were Lyn and Maurice Burney from the Blenheim Club, while Anne Masters from Blenheim Club won the singles. The club hosts open games on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 1 and 3pm at the same venue.

Moving the mound By Adam Poulopoulos The Marlborough softball community is concerned their potential move from their A&P Park home base to Lansdowne Park will be a step in the wrong direction. The Marlborough District Council are in negotiations with the club to move their base, but softballers are worried it will leave them with less facilities. In 2011 council began work on the Outdoor Sport Facilities Plan, which aims to maximise all the region’s sporting resources, and includes a suggested Lansdowne Park redevelopment. A&P groundsman Karl Turvey and his son both play softball. He said he was worried the sport would fade into mediocrity. “They want us to move to the back of Lansdowne Park where nobody can see you.

Karl Turvey at the A&P Park diamond.

Marlborough Softball Association committee member Joe Kelly said they were working with council on developing space for softball to grow, and were happy to move if that was achieved. “If you had a sport and wanted to play it at the park, what would you need? Storage, carparking, toilets

“If we move it’ll kill softball.” Turvey is especially worried about losing the all-weather diamond at A&P, and the space where five other diamonds can be set up. “We would love to move to Lansdowne but there needs to be diamonds like those there.”

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Track and field results The Tasman track and field team ran off with a 27-medal haul at the recent national championships in Wellington, their most successful meet ever. Marlborough’s 14-year-old sprinter Lucy Sheat got silver in the under-18 100 metres, and bronze in the 200 metres. Sheat also earned bronze as part of the under-18 4x400 metre relay team.

and ground space.” He said the sport’s future in a province which has produced internationals like the Schollum brothers and Taylah MacDonald was under threat. “Softball’s concerned if we go down this path the sport will go into recession, and we don’t want to take that backwards step.” Council reserves and amenities officer Robert Hutchinson said the council had aimed to provide softball an area which would not be affected by other events at A&P Park. “We’re working with softball to provide them facilities and Lansdowne, but nothing’s guaranteed at this stage.” Meetings between the committee, council and New Zealand Softball chief executive Tony Giles are set to take place in about two weeks.








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Skills day Young rugby players in the Renwick area get a chance to show their skills at the Milo Breakfast and Skills Morning this weekend. The event starts at 9:15am on Sunday at the Renwick Rugby Football Club headquarters, and is open to all JAB-registered players. Players get Milo cereal for breakfast, before participating in a skills session. To register visit the Renwick Rugby Football Club website at


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