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By Kristy Martin Greg Healey will have the experience of a lifetime when he heads to Gallipoli in 2015 for the 100-year Anzac Day celebrations. The Picton man is one of only seven Marlburians to have won the right to attend the offical Anzac Day centenary in Turkey after entering a national ballot. Continued page 2 Greg Healey is one of seven Marlburians who won the ballot to go to Gallipoli for Anzac Day 2015. His great uncle Patrick Morland (pictured) was killed in World War 1.



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Greg invited to attend Anzac centenary Continued from page 1 Mr Healey was informed by email he’d been granted a double pass and was one of only 950 New Zealanders who were awarded the same honour. Any Kiwis hoping to attend the 100th anniversary of the first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli had to put their name into an official ballot, which attracted 9851 applicants. Mr Healey will travel to the historic battlefields for next year’s April 25 celebrations along with his wife Adrianne. “It was very exciting to know I’d

been chosen,” he said. “I’ve got no preconceived ideas about what the celebrations will be like, but I’m sure they’ll be nothing short of spectacular. “To a certain extent, it’s like a pilgrimage for Kiwis.” Two years ago, Mr Healey discovered he had a great uncle who fought and died in the First World War. His parents had never spoken of this man, named Patrick Morland, and soon Mr Healey found himself conducting research to learn all he could about this long-lost relative.

He is now in possession of military documents and a photograph of Mr Morland, who was a rifleman in the 3rd Battalion and killed in action at the age of 22. “I got more and more interested and started to read lots of historical books. “That is what started the whole thing off, really. “Last year I travelled to Belgium and France and went to all the battlefields.” While there, he also visited his great uncle’s grave.

Mr and Mrs Healey say they are looking forward to being part of the Anzac centenary and, although it is still more than a year away, they will begin planning their trip as soon as possible. Mr Healey wants to know if anyone else from Picton is going, as he would like to meet up with them. “It would be nice to meet up with somebody, just knowing they are from the same province. “It would be nice to meet some fellow winners.”

Calling all WWII vets By Kristy Martin Marlborough’s World War II veterans will be photographed on Anzac Day as part of a nationwide project aiming to capture the images of all 3000 living Kiwi vets. More than 100 photographers from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers will take portrait photos of veterans around the country on April 25. The photographs will go into the national archives. Auckland-based photographer Ilan Wittenberg will be visiting Blenheim to photograph our 50 local veterans. Each of the portraits will be gifted by the NZIPP to the Royal New Zealand RSA as part of the 2015 World War One centenary celebrations. They will also be publicly displayed at locations around New Zealand as part of a commemorative touring exhibition. Chief executive of the Royal New Zealand RSA, David Moger, believes that the project will result in a collection of national significance. “Not only will the body of work make an immense contribution to New

Ilan Wittenberg will be photographing local WWII veterans for the national archives.

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Zealand’s national archives during the centenary commemorations of WWI, but the act of taking the photographs will show our veterans that they are

remembered and that the sacrifices they made for the freedom of us all is still honoured,” he said. Ilan’s aim is to photograph most,

if not all, of the 50 WWII veterans attending the Anzac Day service in Blenheim. He will set up a small studio inside the RSA immediately following service. “I want to make it as easy as possible for WWII veterans to take part and it’s hoped that most veterans will be able to spare one or two minutes after the service to have their portrait made,” he said. Ilan, an award-winning photographer, promises a complimentary print as a gift to every veteran who participates. Veterans are asked to visit the Panama room at the RSA and to wear their uniforms, hats and medals. Those who no longer have their uniforms are still invited to take part in the project. “It is a professional shoot and it should only take a few minutes of their time. “It is mainly to keep their memory alive for future generations and loved ones and to let them know their sacrifices will be remembered,” Ilan said.


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No increase to pension, says PM The Sun newspaper raised the issue with Mr Key during a press conference last week, but he would not commit to raising the benefit, which currently sits at about $714 per fortnight for singles and $549 each for married couples. We asked the Prime Minister if increasing the pension was one of his election promises. “Well the benefit has gone up considerably over the five and a half years we’ve been there,” Mr Key said. “There is an adjustment, or a mechanism, that works out what the pension should be and it’s

linked to after tax average wages, 66 per cent of those, so it’s been rising very rapidly under our government because, fundamentally, average wages have been rising faster than inflation.” In response to Mr Key’s comments, Labour’s spokesperson for senior citizens, Ruth Dyson, said she too had concerns about the hardships many seniors faced. She said Labour was committed to maintaining the relativity of superannuation to the average wage. “In addition to that we are also looking at additional measures to offer increased support,” she said.

CAN MAN PASSES AWAY Blenheim’s well known and fondly remembered ‘can man’, Raymond (Henry) Strange, passed away on Saturday aged 86. Henry was known by many when he walked the streets with his wooden cart, recycling cans and bottles. He will be remembered at a private funeral service today.

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After years volunteering her time to the Marlborough sporting cause, Mel Morris has been rewarded on a national scale. A Blenheim local, Mel was crowned Sport Maker 2014 at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards in Christchurch on Monday night. The award recognises the national sport volunteer of the year, a person who goes the extra mile to make sport happen in Kiwi communities. Mel also won $1000 worth of sports gear for her trouble. The award is a split initiative between Sport NZ and the Lotto Volunteer Foundation. Mel grew up locally, and was first introduced to volunteering as a child by her parents at the Moutere Rugby Club. She has been a volunteer for the last nine years. She is currently the Junior Advisory Board convenor at Moutere, and treasurer for the Marlborough Sub Union Junior Advisory Board Committee. She also coaches or manages flipper ball, volleyball, rugby, touch rugby, softball and basket-

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By Kristy Martin Prime Minister John Key has refused to commit to increasing the pension, stating the payment for seniors had already gone up ‘considerably’ in the past five years. As winter draws near and power bills increase, plus a potential rates rise on the horizon, Marlborough’s elderly are doing it tough. Local seniors’ advocates have described the New Zealand Superannuation benefit for over 65s as ‘inadequate’ and say more and more pensioners are turning to handouts to survive.


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Royals were relaxed and down-to-earth Protocols went out the window By Kristy Martin Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman is delighted with the success of last Thursday’s royal visit, while his wife Thelma says the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were so easy to talk to, she felt like she had known them for years. The Sowmans hosted Prince William and Kate during their time in Seymour Square, when they took part in a ceremony honouring New Zealand’s war veterans. After weeks of practicing the protocols, the Sowmans said the royal couple were so relaxed everything just ‘went out the window’. “They just bounced up and introduced themselves,” Mrs Sowman said. “They didn’t wait to be introduced.” Prince William told the mayor Blenheim’s clock tower was very impressive and that driving past all the vineyards heading into town made him thirsty. Kate told t he mayoress Blenheim was a beautiful town

and that she enjoyed seeing it from the air as they flew in. The two women talked about Marlborough’s colleges, as Kate attended Marlborough College in England, and Mrs Sowman told her the two national anthem singers, Olivia Burns and Alice Schofield, were from Marlborough Girls’ College. The duchess also said she enjoyed the camaraderie between the war veterans. “They were both really, really down-to-earth and really easy to get along with,” Mrs Sowman said. “They were lovely with the kids. It’s something those kids will remember for the rest of their lives.” According to the mayor, the couple was “very engaging and a delight” and he took pleasure in seeing the looks on people’s faces in the 7000-strong crowd, as everyone was clearly overjoyed to see them. “We were very lucky to have them here. “It all went well, a very successful day.”

“It went better than we ever expected it would,” his wife added. “I loved it. “It was interesting being surrounded by all of their security. “It was very tight. “I kept getting told to hurry her along but I thought nah, let’s try and keep her here a bit longer.” The Duke and Duchess, who received gifts of flowers, letters, toys and even baby clothes for Prince George, gave plenty of time to the excited crowds and the war veterans they met with. Local vets were proud to be a part of the ceremony and were pleased they got to chat with the royals, says Marlborough RSA vice president Rod Shoemark. Mr Shoemark, who read the RSA ode during the service, said the conversations between the vets and the royals varied from sharing their wartime experiences to recommending their favourite Marlborough wines. “They were all thrilled,” Mr Shoemark said. “I thought it was amazing. “It will be a memory that will William and Kate surprised everyone with their relaxed manner. last a lifetime.”

Marlborough crowd loved Kate By Celeste Lodewyk As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out to greet the crowd last Thursday, screams of excitement and vigorous flag waving hit frenzy level when Marlborough people caught the first glimpse of the royal couple. But if you were to pick favourites, the crowd clearly had theirs. Kate! Almost instantly the crowd gushed over Kate’s blue Alexander McQueen designer jacket and began discussing her ‘beauty and grace’. “Look how beautiful she is, absolutely stunning,” one woman exclaimed.

“She well and truly outshines all of us here,” replied another. William and Kate were greeted by Mayor Alistair Sowman and Mayoress Thelma Sowman and immediately it was evident that Kate and Thelma hit it off from the start. The two woman casually chatted, exchanging warm smiles while William shook hands and exchanged stories with RSA and defence force representatives. During the wreath laying ceremony a hush went over the crowd, honouring those who had fallen, before William and Kate stood with heads bowed at the foot of the clock tower.

William and Kate then turned and went separately to greet two groups of war veterans who waited with eagerness to meet the royal couple. Kate spent a slightly longer time talking to her group, examining photographs and smiling throughout, while William could be seen exchanging warm handshakes and leaning in close to those who were hearing impaired. With the formalities over William and Kate walked through the clock tower and emerged smiling and waving to a cheering crowd that had waited anxiously for hours in the damp weather to see the couple.

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Media beams Blenheim across the globe Eighty media representatives from around the world arrived in Blenheim for last Thursday’s royal visit. Photos and videos of the Seymour Square wreath-laying ceremony and public walkabout and the royal couple’s tour of Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre have been beamed across the globe, giving Blenheim the type of publicity money can’t buy, according to Mayor Alistair Sowman. Marlborough, as a destination, now needed to cash in on this experience, he said. A number of British newspapers and magazines sent reporters and photographers to cover the event, including the Times and Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, plus Sky News was here. Hello, OK and People magazines and US Weekly were also among the throng of international media. Australia’s Sunrise and Today programmes did live broadcasts from the square, as did TVNZ’s Breakfast show. The nine-day royal tour of New Zealand has cost $1.2m, but Prime Minister John Key told reporters in Blenheim it was “without a shadow of a doubt” worth it when you considered the international exposure the country was receiving.

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Story by Celeste Lodewyk Do you have what it takes to be the 2014 Spring Creek Lions and Districts Stars in Your Eyes winner? Show co-ordinator Robyn Simmons is pleased to announce that auditions are opening next Tuesday for the 2014 show which is set for June 5 and 6. Last year Marlborough saw Blenheim dance teacher Nina McCollum win with her rendition of Kate Bush’s ‘ Wuthering Heights’, followed by Larissa Raukawa as Duffy and Vicki Downes as KD Lang in second equal placing. This will be the seventh year the show has run which will again be held at the Marlborough Convention Centre, with a preview night on June 5 and the awards dinner on July 6. New Zealand entertainer Jackie Clarke who performed, compered and judged last year will be returning again for 2014. “Last year’s show was a great success and received loads of positive feedback so we are really hoping to bring together another great show,” Robyn said. Major sponsors, Marlborough Convention Centre, Whitehaven Wines and Marlborough Light and Sound have continued their support as major sponsors for 2014. Up to 10 acts could be chosen for the show so Robyn and the show’s • The Spring Creek Lions and Districts Stars in Your Eyes show raises nearly $25,000 each year which is all put back into Marlborough via youth based projects. • The winners are awarded money

Last year’s winner of the Spring Creek Lions and Districts Stars in Your Eyes winner, Nina McCollum wowed the judges with her rendition of Kate Bush. File photo.

organisers encourage members of the community to “start thinking” of who they would perform as and sign up for auditions. “Variety is important when putting together a good show so get thinking and book an audition time so you don’t miss out,” Robyn said. The auditions will run from Tuesday, April 22 through to Thursday, April 24 at the Marlborough Dance Centre studio on Auckland Street, Blenheim. To register for auditions contact Robyn on 021 985 313 or email marlb. which they donate to their nominated charities. • Past winners included; 2010 Tom Knowles, 2011 Clara van Wel, 2012 Marlborough Boys’ College group Fella Voce and 2013 Nina McCollum.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What are your Easter traditions?

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We dye and decorate eggs using tea, cochineal and gorse flowers, we hide Easter eggs and have family time.

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Normally I do what I do any other weekend.

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Church message offensive Dear Ed, I am shocked by the wording of the Easter message on the billboard outside St. Ninian’s Presbyterian church and shudder each time I pass it. To state that ‘Jesus is the ultimate blood donor’ is an affront to the man. I respect that Easter is the most important observance on the Christian church’s calendar and as a lapsed

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Christian I still hold Jesus in high regard. But this so-called Christian message is both offensive and horrific and means I won’t be contemplating crossing their threshold, let alone become a churchgoer again. If this is the way to lure folk back into the fold, so help me god. arvensis

Dear Ed, As March 31 neared (the end of the financial year), was it my imagination or was there increased frantic activity in road works, and contracting jobs? It must have been real because the way the “system” works - or doesn’t work - is that if money allocated in a financial year is not used up before March 31, then the same amount of money will not be allocated in the coming year. Bureaucrats being as they are, make sure it is all used up whether the work was needed or not. No wonder the country is in deficit and local rates go up. Don Coyote

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Marlburians who want to have their say on how council is spending ratepayers’ money will get their chance, with the 2014-15 draft Annual Plan now open for public submission. Councillors have approved the draft plan which, if it wins final approval, will lead to an increase of 2.95 per cent for total rates and charges across the region. Mayor Alistair Sowman says councillors do want to maintain existing levels of service and they know there are some areas of work that have to be funded; like monitoring the water quality of the Marlborough Sounds and the need to upgrade some of Blenheim’s ageing stormwater pipes. The Draft Plan outlines how more than 90 per cent of the council’s spending goes into statutorily required regulatory functions and core infrastructure such as maintenance and replacement roads and footpaths, the sewerage system and water supply, community facilities, waste management and flood control. Proposed new spending areas in the

Draft Plan include a new commercial events fund to expand events and attract new ones, new funding for council-led economic development and funding for the coastal water monitoring. The draft Annual Plan also gives notice that one of the big projects ahead will be the rejuvenation of the Blenheim CBD, which may include the purchase of sites for a future library-community centre. Mr Sowman encouraged people to have their say. “Are the public happy with where we are going? “If you are unhappy, or even if you support what we are doing, let us know.” Submissions will be accepted until Thursday May 8.

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Filtration too expensive By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough District Council is exploring new ways to treat Awatere and Renwick’s water supplies after it was deemed ‘too expensive’ to bring drinking water standards up to scratch. Following meetings with both residents’ groups, council agreed the rates rises needed to deliver high quality water to these areas was too much for the affected communities to bear. The main issue facing council is treating protozoa, like cryptosporidium and giardia, which cannot be killed through chlorination. Normally, ultraviolet treatment would be used, but the cloudy Renwick and Awatere water would make it ineffective.

“The risk isn’t extreme, but there is a risk there” A filtration system is the next option, but cost analyses in Renwick and the Awatere showed a combined $16.2 million would need to be spent, leading to 65 and 95 per cent rate rises respectively. Council must take ‘all practicable steps’ to comply with New Zealand’s Drinking Water Standards, with affordability being one consideration. Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler said other options, like slow-sand filtration, were being explored. “It filters out protozoa, and it’s something worth looking at if it suits local communities. “We think it would be cost-effective, but it does rely on needing a lot of land available.” He said it would be “crystal-ball gazing” to put a decision time on it. In the meantime, he said the risk to the public was not easily measurable. “The risk isn’t extreme, but there is a risk there. “Protozoa forms in the animal gut, so in the Awatere especially there could be a dead deer in the water supply, or it could get washed down off the hills.” The Awatere Valley has a boil-first notice on tap water, and about 3200 people use the Renwick and Awatere river supplies. Water supplies in Havelock, Riverlands and the Wairau Valley were also considered too expensive to treat, although risk there is significantly lower. UV treatment has been or is being installed in each of Picton and Blenheim’s supplies.


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TripAdvisor rates us Blenheim has ranked eighth in TripAdvisor’s list of the top holiday destinations in the South Pacific. The world’s largest travel website released their 2014 list last week. The list was topped by Sydney, and Blenheim was the fourth New Zealand destination to feature, behind Queenstown, Rotorua and Taupo. TripAdvisor said “One of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, Blenheim is the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers who love to soak up the sun while sipping the fruits of a vineyard’s labour.” Other New Zealand destinations to feature included Nelson, Wanaka, Tauranga and Christchurch.

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Double the fun Twin sisters and best friends, Shirley Hawtin and Janette Simmons have been inseparable since the day they were born. Today, as the pair celebrate their 70th birthday, they tell reporter Kristy Martin about growing up in Blenheim, why they still dress the same and how they never go a day without speaking to each other. Identical twins Shirley and Janette have been wearing the same clothes since they were infants. Back when they were small, their parents would dress the cherubic blondes with the ringlet curls in the same dresses, complete with matching bows in their hair. “We always dressed the same because we wanted to, even when we were older,” Janette says. These days, when the sisters dress alike it is usually by accident. “We go out a lot dressed the same, not in the same clothes but in the same colours,” Shirley explains. “We’ve got a lot of clothes and we don’t discuss what we are wearing, so it is by pure coincidence we end up in the same thing.” On Saturday night, the well-known Blenheim women held a 70th birthday party at the Clubs of Marlborough, and this was one rare occasion when they did actually coordinate their outfits. Shirley and Janette Matthews were born on April 16, 1944. They came into the world 10 minutes apart - a fact, as Janette recalls, her elder sibling would use to get her own way. “I used to say to her, we’ll do what I want because I’m the oldest,” Shirley laughs. When the girls were three, their parents Russ and Marj moved them to Redwoodtown when their father opened the first general store. “There were no houses here, so it was a huge gamble,” Shirley says. “Mum’s father was H.J.S. Mitchell, a former mayor of Marlborough, and he was the one who told them to go to Redwoodtown. “Everyone thought things would go towards Grovetown, but then all the houses came here so it paid off.” When they were seven or eight, the girls would help their parents working in the store after school, weighing up the produce,

Twins and best friends Janette and Shirley celebrate their 70th birthday today.

and they remember eating ice cream every day and happily stuffing their pockets with sweets. The pair attended Redwoodtown School and then Marlborough College, and their parents went on to own various shops in Redwoodtown, including a chemist, fish and chip shop, two hairdressers and a drapery store. They have two younger brothers, Graeme and Peter, who they are very close with, along with their wives Jenny and Claire. “We were always in the same classes,” Janette recalls of the twins’ time at school. “They separate twins now but we wouldn’t have wanted that.” Shirley adds: “We never played pranks on

people, but people got us mixed up. They still do.” In 1964, Janette married Doug Simmons and the couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Two-and-a-half years later, Shirley married her partner Graeme Hawtin. Like the twins, their husbands are also ‘best friends’ and therefore the foursome spend plenty of time socialising together. “We’ve got everything in common because everything we do, we do together. “We have the same interests,” Shirley says of her sister, whom she affectionately calls “Jet”. At school, both twins played netball;

they are now both on the MGC old girls’ committee and patrons of the horticultural society. They also worked together for 20 years at Mitre 10 Mega, a business Graeme and Shirley still own. (Janette retired last Friday, while Shirley retired two-and-a-half years ago.) The siblings have even had matching hip operations. “It was the same side, same hip, within six weeks of each other.” But despite all this, there have only been two instances in their lives where they have felt that ‘sixth sense’ that twins often share. Once was when Janette was about to go into labour with her first child and Shirley felt like she needed to go visit her sister, but didn’t know why. A few hours later, her niece was born. The other was when Janette had a headache all afternoon and, when it stopped, there was a knock on the door and she was informed Shirley had been in a car accident and suffered a head injury. There is a great energy between Shirley and Janette, who have always lived one street apart, and you can tell they make each other laugh a lot. They know they are lucky to have each other and the kind of close friendship most people can only dream about. They told guests at their birthday party they have never been lonely and have not spent a single Christmas apart. They can probably count on one hand the number of birthdays they haven’t spent together. Shirley says: “We keep good health and we still have fun. “Most people are shocked to find out we are 70.” Janette adds: “A male customer in Mitre 10 said to me the other day ‘Time has been kind to you.’ Isn’t that lovely?”

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CRESSWELL: Conan and Tua are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their fifth baby boy, Tyral (5lb 13oz) on March 28, 2014 at 6:03am at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Jordyn, Tama, Ngakau and Zion. Special thanks to midwife Sue Young and all the staff at Maternity, Paediatrics and our Whanau for all your support. Both well. Photo provided. Cameron Kain and Megan Smit were married on March 1, 2014 at Marlborough Vintners Hotel by celebrant Carol Taylor. Photo provided.

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Sad farewell to iconic tree Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Past and present members of Renwick Playcentre are invited to say their final goodbyes today to their iconic walnut tree which will be cut down over the Easter holidays. The tree stood years before the playcentre opened in 1964 and a wooden fort was built around it for the children in 1993 by Michael Naus. This fort, the tree’s low hanging branches and walnuts have been a favourite feature for children visiting the playcentre, but now all that will remain will be a stump. The tree is now dead, and has become a hazard to the children, so it will be cut down, leaving just the fort around its base. The playcentre has plans to use the wood from the felled tree to carve a ‘storytelling’ chair, said Renwick Playcentre team leader

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Wendy Rogerson. “It’s long been a tradition that at 11:30am we take the children up into the fort and sit under the tree for story telling, so it’s only fitting that we create something from the

tree to carry this on,” she said. Past and present members can visit the Renwick Playcentre today between 11am and noon to take a photo with their children under the tree.

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At 8.20pm, a 34-year-old unemployed woman was arrested at the front counter of the Blenheim Police Station after she threatened police staff with a shovel. She has been charged with threatening behaviour, possession of an offensive weapon and breaching her supervision conditions. She was held in custody and due to appear in court on Monday.

ALCOHOL AND COFFEE STOLEN A house in Redwood Street was broken into overnight on April 10. Three bottles of alcohol and a packet of coffee were taken. The offender had forced a window to gain entry.

DOG USED TO HUNT THIEF A Merlot Place address was entered at 4.30am on April 12. The offender was discovered inside the house by the resident. The offender fled the address on foot and then it is believed he rode on a bicycle down Elizabeth Street. A police dog unit tracked from the address but was unable to locate the offender.

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For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Sound great? Yes they are. If you don’t have one already now is the perfect time to have one installed. Otherwise start thinking about having your heat pump checked by a professional. Like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance is key to efficient operation. Before using, you should have a




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window insulation: Double glazing is the best option and works all the time. Retrofit alternatives to double glazing (including DIY window insulation film) are cheaper than double glazing. While they are usually easy to install and are still quite effective, they may not be as effective. Curtains or blinds can add insulation to your existing windows. Well installed good quality curtains can be very effective. How well your windows seal is also important. Draughty, ill fitting windows can cause a room to loose heat very quickly on a cold windy night.

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So even if you do have insulation in your home, it’s still important that you have it checked by a insulation specialist to make sure your home will be warm, dry and comfortable over the winter months ahead. Insulating your windows is also important to retaining the warmth in your home. A lot of your home’s heat can escape through your windows, especially if you already have well insulated ceilings, floors and walls. One way to minimise this heat loss is by providing insulation for your windows. There are three main types of


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Electricity prices continue to rise. From 2003 to mid 2011, they rose by almost seven percent per year in real terms, that’s even excluding the GST rise in 2010. If an approximate power price today is 26c per kwh and trends continue as they have the past decade, the price could be as much as 50c per kwh in 2022. (Source The wind comes and goes and to some degree so does the sun, however with Solar PV you will produce power almost every day, just less on rainy or cloudy days and over the winter period.

How does Solar power work? Solar Grid Tie systems utilise photo voltaic (PV) solar panels generally mounted on a roof to produce electricity. The light from the sun is absorbed by semi conductors in the panels such as silicon which excite the electrons; this in turn produces an amount of Direct Current which is then converted into alternating current through an inverter for use in your home or business. How to save on power? To really use your PV system to its full advantage you need to ensure you use as much of the

Don’t burn wet wood Most people know burning output, therefore it is critical to unseasoned (wet) wood is not as good as burning well-seasoned (dry) wood but most are surprised when they learn the heat output difference between wet and dry wood. Put simply, the greater the moisture content, the less energy

burn correctly seasoned wood. Burning wood with a moisture content of 50% and above, will produce half the heat output of well-seasoned wood. As a rule of thumb, softwood takes a minimum of 12 months to season properly before use.

electricity that you produce as possible. Simple ways you can do this is by changing some of your everyday routines such as using washing machines and dishwashers in the mornings or during the day rather than the evenings. Remember that in the evenings when your system is not producing power you will need to import any power back from the grid at the usual prices. Any power you produce during the day that you don’t consume will be exported back to the Grid for an amount per watt as determined by your electricity retailer.

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out & about

Royal visit

Thousands turned out at Seymour Square last Thursday to see Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

 Blenheim’s Debbie He rron poses with the royal wreath.  Millie Bushell, 9, and Lily Parkinson, 8, pose with their flags and flowers.

 Lynn Hilden, Tansy Hilden and Sara Booth from Nelson got into the spirit of the event.

 The Gatjens from Havelock - Skye , 6, Ellie, 4, and Jessie, 8.

 Sisters Rebecca and Charlotte Montgomery, aged 10 and 7, were excited to see Prince William and Kate.

 Anthony Catford, of the Christchurch Wizard’s Army.

rtin, pictured  Sun reporter Kristy Ma . with Carol Taylor

 Sonya and Hayley Sutherland from Renwick arrived early to get a good position.

 Ashlee Hickman from Ward shows her support for the royals.

 Hannah Forsyth and Kayla Parker, both 8, from St Mary’s School in Blenheim.

 Lily and Abbie Rolfe, aged 6 and 7, some hot chocolate.

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Any of our “out & about” photos can be purchased at the Sun Newspaper office.

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community notices

Hospice Shop - Cleghorn St, Redwoodtown. we are looking for volunteers for our busy Shop, please ring or pop in and ask for Christine 579 4686. Housie - Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 2 supers, raffles and meals from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra. Family/Whanau for information/ advocacy/support - or families living with mental illness/addictions please contact– Supporting Families in Mental Wellbeing - Cheryl or Lyn on 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service - Our Advocates will

Wednesday April 16, 2014 Increase your Confidence, gain your speaking voice and learn to listen. Learn vital communication skills through Wider Horizons Toastmaster Club. Fortnightly meetings. Phone Jenny 578 1506.

Gold Club, 12.30pm. 18 hole Stableford. Entry fee $10. Great day out for a good cause.

Sheets ‘n’ Things - good used linen for sale! Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm at Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street (opp Boys College) Phone: 577-5423.

community services

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

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)

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 FRANCIS, Keith: Passed away, peacefully, at Hospice Marlborough on April 14 2014 after a short illness. Aged 55 years. Devoted husband and best friend of Gill, adored dad of Claire. Messages to P O Box 110 Blenheim 7240. A special thanks to Gina, Tyrone, Lydia and Gwen and the Oncology and Maintenance departments at Wairau Hospital. A service for Keith will be held in the Mayfield Chapel cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets at 11am on Saturday April 19, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Red Cross Anzac Day Golf Tournament - on Friday, April 25 at Marlborough

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

Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980.

Bereavement Support

Older Person Seminar - 3rd Thursday every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers Ph Wendy 579 4446 leave name and number or ph 021 223 0160.

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.Rerenga o Te Ra.

Marlborough After Hours GP Services:



• 150 Seat Mayfield Chapel • Sowman Catering Lounge • Free bereavement care • Grey Power discount • FDANZ Pre-pay and pre-planning funeral options

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acknowledgement The Sun Newspaper offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. You can submit acknowledgements following family bereavements. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $15.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to sales@blenheimsun. Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.


STRANGE, Raymond Roy (Henry): Passed away, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village on April 12 2014. Aged 86 years. Loved son of Mick and Dora Strange, loved brother of Cathrine, Lorna, Mack, Gordon (all deceased), loved brother and brother-in-law of Nancy and Jim Devine, Shirley and Trevor Woodhouse, and Peter and Jan Strange. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to 50 New Renwick Road, Blenheim 7201. At the family’s request, a private service for Henry was held today. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 WOODS, Allen Sydney, Reg. No. 9052: Passed away, peacefully, on April 13 2014 at Aberleigh Rest Home. Aged 90 years. Loved husband of the late Ellen, loved father and father-in-law of Ian and Annette, and Brian and Jill. Loved stepdad of Neil, and Robin. Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Allen’s family wish to thank all of the staff at Wairau Hospital A & E, General Medical Ward, and Aberleigh Rest Home for their love and support shown to Allen. May the road rise up to greet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face The rains fall soft upon your fields And, until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand Messages to 73 Budge Street, Blenheim 7201. A private cremation for Allen has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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2012 CAN AM 500 OUTLANDER p/steering $8,990 Marlborough Trials Centre, 53 Grove Road Blenheim, ph 579 2500 or 027 230 3151.

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Happy 70th birthday

OFFICE/ROOM available to rent in established business within the CBD area High foot traffic. Ph/ txt Chris 027 282 2196.

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MODEL RAILWAY DISPLAY Tues 22nd & Wed 23rd April 1pm-3pm 32a Beaver Rd

16th April 2014

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FREE entry but young children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone welcome.

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“CRYSTAL CLEAR” • AUDITION CALL • CHARACTERS Mrs Cronely - (fifty plus) - A small part. Self—styled seer, drama queen, nosey, mercenary, dotty old fraud. Does she really think she has ‘the powers’? Opportunities for using eyes and glances to convey her character. Willie (fifty plus) - A weakling, gullible, easily led, “a bit simple”, spineless, a totally comic stereotype character. Jane Anne - (fifty plus). The classic battleaxe who needs her comeuppance. She is dismissive of everyone, contemptuous of her late husband, a domineering bully. Strong voice a must! Sam – (fifty plus) - A small part and a character. Has he returned from the dead? Craig - (early twenties) - Under Ma’s thumb, irresolute, but spirited enough to go behind her back; can be resourceful, imaginative, a straight part, but vital to the plot. Penny - (early twenties) - In the tradition of the ‘quick-witted maid’ – perceptive, has spirit and initiative – she needs to be able to keep a straight face. Auditions to be held in the Picton Little Theatre Dublin Street Picton Audition Dates: Saturday 3rd May 1.00pm – 5.00pm. Sunday 4th May 1.00pm – Scripts are available by contacting: Fran Manahi Phone: 573 7328, or email:


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FOXY LADY CRUISES Havelock Marlborough 60ft of FUN. Work Xmas Parties, Overnight Cruise, Kayak Cruise, Fishing Trips, BBQ Cruise Catered or Self Catered, BYO. Phone Susanne 03 574 2151

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Sell your car To The Trading Post For Cash

In clean & going order (Sorry Scrap Ones – Not Considered)

42 Arthur Street or Ph 578 3663

situation vacant

For further information or to arrange entry to the site, please contact Samantha Forrest at samantha.forrest@ or on 577 7780.

577 2080 or 027 510 6770

Fifty years ago, in July 1964, the Picton Drama Club took over The Little Theatre in Dublin Street Picton. To celebrate this 50th anniversary we are producing “Crystal Clear” the play they produced on that occasion. It is a three act comedy “Crystal Clear” written by Falkland L. Carey and Philip King.

Expressions of Interest

APL Property Limited on behalf of the Ward Catholic Church Committee is seeking registrations of interest in the potential sale, either materials or structure, of the St Peter Chanel’s Catholic Church in Ward. Registrations are invited until 4.00pm Thursday 29 May 2014.

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Wednesday April 16, 2014

Blenheim Baptist Communtiy Church Good Friday - 9.30am Family Communion Easter Sunday - 10.00am Celebration Service Both services will be followed by refreshments. In the Potter’s House, 8 Beaver Rd.


FOREST OPERATIONS TUTOR Waiariki Institute of Technology is a leading provider of tertiary level programmes across a wide range of disciplines and levels. Waiariki supports the social and economic development of the community, by producing highly competent work ready graduates and its collaboration with key partners from education, business, industry and Iwi. Waiariki is seeking to employ a full time Forest Operations tutor. In this position you will deliver both theory and practical work with students in the Blenheim Region. If you have a can do attitude, relevant forestry qualifications and industry experience and have a commitment to providing quality service, then we want to hear from you!


Date: Tuesday 6th May, 2014 Time: 5.45pm Venue: Stadium 2000 - Upstairs Meeting Room. Light supper and refreshments follow the meeting. Members, supporters and interested members of the pubic please attend. Enquiries: Alvyn ph. 578-1264

For more information check out our website today! phone 0800 924 274 Or contact Dalice Benson at phone 07 346 8824 Applications close 9.00am 30 April 2014

situation vacant

Positions available in Blenheim Service Manager Due to expansion this opportunity has become available. The Blenheim Branch is the latest addition to the Norwood network. We are seeking to build on the experience of our current team and continue to provide them and ultimately our customers with only the very best level of service and support. This is your opportunity to lead the Branch Service Department by having an emphasis on exceptional communication with our customers and branch staff, proactively market the Service Department, and take responsibility for the flow of work through the workshop. This position may also suit those applicants who are looking to move off the floor into a management role. A very competitive salary is offered to the suitable applicant. Position Requirements • To be considered for this role you will need to have: • Minimum five years in agricultural machinery or closely related industry • Qualified Automotive Technician advantageous • Ten years in either service or parts • Experience managing a team of people • Thorough knowledge of farming and ground care practices • Sound understanding of client/dealer expectations in relation to technical support

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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Wednesday April 16, 2014 situation vacant

Housekeeper / Kitchenhand

Are you the reliable, hardworking and friendly helper for laundry, ironing and cleaning that we are looking for? Flexible, lunch times, evenings, weekends / public holidays required (min. 20 hrs per week)

Hans Herzog Estate Please call Samantha Young on 572 8770

Client Advisor

Providing business support services to start ups and existing businesses in Marlborough. Based in Blenheim CBD Fixed term contracted position of 10 hours per fortnight initially which may increase in the future Starting May 2014 Please email for details of the position and how to apply.

Applications must be received by noon on 28th April 2014

Retail Counter Assistant Full time (Tues – Sat)

We are a busy retail meat business based in Blenheim on Maxwell Road. We require the services of a bright, cheerful and honest person who is of tidy appearance and reliable. Duties will include: Preparation and presentation of the vast range of meats and smallgoods we offer our customers. Good old fashioned service including the carry out to the car will be a big part of this job and of course to keep our shop sparkling the cleaning duties are never ending. A can do attitude and the ability to work well with fellow staff is a must. Experience within our industry would be an advantage however full training will be given if required to the successful applicant. The position is full time working Tuesday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 7.30am to 3.30pm. Please hand in your CV along with a handwritten cover letter or post to The Manager, Meaters of Marlborough Ltd,

133 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201.

Applications close Thursday 24th April 2014.

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Friends to race each other at Nationals By Adam Poulopoulos Two young local kart drivers will get the chance to take on not only the country’s best, but each other, at Nationals this weekend. William Exton, 10, of Picton School, and Sam Bugler, 9, of St Mary’s, are both racing in the cadet class during the meet, which begins tomorrow and finishes on Sunday. They will be in qualifying on Friday, with heats, pre-finals and finals for cadets sched- ABOVE: William Exton, 10, of Picton School, and top right, Sam Bugler, 9, of St Mary’s. uled for Saturday. “When I was 8, I wanted a motorbike, a cousin Daniel, who is also competing at the William, who races a kiwikart with the number 42, placed second in the cadet class two-wheeler, but dad said ‘no, it’s way too nationals in the 125cc rotax max light class. “I’m really excited because there are a lot at the Cresswell Electrical Twilight Series this dangerous.’ “He asked me if I wanted to try karting of people racing. summer, and second at the 2013 Kartsport instead, and now I think I’ll keep doing it “I want to keep doing it for fun.” Nelson Sunbelt Sprint Championships. until I’m much older.” Sam is also keen on his planes, having He said he could not wait to get going. Sam, who will have number 36 on just joined the Marlborough Aero Club “I get to race all the fast kids, and race in his kart, began karting at the age of 6, Young Eagles. front of family.” Coverage of the Nationals will be William, whose idol is former Formula 1 and finished eighth in the same Sunbelt streamed on, starting at champion Michael Schumacher, said karting Championships. He said he began racing after watching his 9:45am on both days. had not been his idea, but he loved it now.

Bohally’s got talent By Adam Poulopoulos Bohally Intermediate School showcased their diverse talents with a presentation and talent show yesterday afternoon. The presentation was to acknowledge the student-led formation of a new lunch area for students. About a dozen students joined landscape architect Kaara Wight in designing the area, which will house a cafe, new furniture and an outdoor stage. Ms Wight said the students had inspired her. “What struck me is the kids had to volunteer their time to do this, and that showed dedication of character. “It was great to be involved.” Principal Andrew Read gave the students a lot of credit, saying it had been their responsibility to

research the project and adjust the plans. After the presentation, Arielle Mackie and Millie Wensley were crowned champions of the Bohally Intermediate MaxFactor talent show. The duo, both 11, sang Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m yours’ in front of an excited crowd. Rose Church placed second, while Maddy Croad and Jamie Doppenberg were third. There were eight acts performing altogether. Top right: Some of the student group involved in the new lunch area. Back: Sam Smith, 12, Kodi Rasmussen, 13 and Gina Twidle, 14. Front: Ethan Alderlieste, 12, Brianna Woodley, 14, and Caitlyn Woodley, 14. Right: Arielle Mackie and Millie Wensley perform their song.

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Ben Dalton of St Mary’s Setters serves the ball during the finals of the Subway Junior Spikers & Premiers Volleyball Competition on Friday. His team were crowned champions of year 5/6 division one after a 2-1 win over Witherlea Young Guns. In other results, the year 5/6 division two title was won by Grovetown Spikers, while Bohally Unknown and Queen Charlotte Spikers won the Premier Grade division one and two respectively.

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Sport inbrief CLUB RUGBY In front of their own fans, Awatere upset defending champs Central 22-11 in the latest round of Premier Rugby on Saturday. Waitohi and Harlequins collected blowout wins over Moutere and Renwick respectively. This Saturday’s round is the last before the Marlborough and Nelson teams come together for the Tasman Trophy. All games start at 3pm: Central v Moutere, Lansdowne Park Harlequins v Awatere, Lansdowne Renwick v Waitohi, Renwick Domain

HARNESS RACING Part-locally-owned colt Tiger Tara finished just outside the podium places at the Muscara Standardbred N.Z.Derby at Addington on Friday night. Locharburn won the race by a head from Isaiah, with Sky Major running third.

HARRIERS The Marlborough Harriers’ latest pack run will be leaving from the clubrooms tomorrow at 6pm, while a dam run will take place on Saturday. Runners are asked to meet at Nelson Square in Picton at 1:45, aiming for a 2pm start.

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Oar-some donation By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim Rowing Club are basking in the glow of a hefty grant which they hope will help them continue to produce top rowers. The club has been awarded $9300 by Sport Tasman, the biggest of 11 sums of money awarded to organisations around Marlborough in the latest round of funding. The money will go towards a $34500 project, kicking off later this year, aiming to introduce 80 new rowers to the club, and getting 80 per cent of them competing in regattas. The project would include a learn-to-row programme at Marlborough Boys College, boats, equipment and other expenses. BRC secretary Shelly McCormick said efforts needed to be made to make sure everybody could afford to row. “To ensure accessibility for all and to be up with the best, we

The victorious Marlborough Boys College under-16 eights at this year's Maadi Cup. From left, Campbell Stevens, Gregory Hyson, Robson Davies, Isaiah Miller, Jack Delaveau, Angus McFarlane, Cameron Donald, Jordan Gasson Alex Hill and coaches Bill Campbell and Glynn Davies.

work hard to raise funds, so costs are minimal to athletes.” Sport Tasman received 45 funding applications in the latest window, 35 of which were accepted. Of the remainder, six were

declined and four were undecided upon. All the recipients must contribute at least 50 per cent of the total project costs. Other organisations to re-

By Adam Poulopoulos The Marlborough Motorcycle Club is about to get a kickstart in the form of its new track, 15 years after it was first discussed. The circuit, on Northbank Road over the Wairau River Bridge, will be christened at an open day on Friday. The track includes jumps, sawdust pits, berms, a start straight and a separate minis track. The money for the $14000 track was raised by the club, and donated by a series of local businesses. Club President Michael Holland said a lot of people had contributed

Brothers Jackson, left, and Jefferson Simmons test out the new track.

to the track’s construction. “This started way back before I was a club member - it hasn’t happened through only one person. “It was a committee decision to

proceed, and it’s been a real club effort all the way through.” He said there were tracks around, but the new one would be invaluable for the club. “This one’s handy to town. It will be a good training facility.” Holland has been at the club for six years, but he said plans for track were first considered about 10 years before he joined. “The club had a lot of relationships with farmers before the grapes came in, but once they did it was hard to get space for the tracks. “Noel Kerr was president during the 90s when the plans started,



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on the river

A romantic dinner for two, a family occasion, or for business entertaining, The Tides Restaurant and Bar is an award winning dining experience. The enjoyment begins the moment you relax in the stylish Tides Bar and select a local wine or beer, while taking in the Maitai river views from the balcony.


Garlic Bread.................................................................................$6.90 Chilli Cheese Bread........................................................................$8.50 Bread Platter – for 2 to share $13.50 - for 4 to share $18.50

SOUPS (Recommended Wine)

Soup of the Day........................................................................$15.90 Seafood Chowder (Seifried Estate Sauvignon Blanc) .............$16.50 Duo of Soups (2 could share).......................................................$19.60

ENTREES (Recommended Wine)

 Set Menus for Evening Dining Dishes with a  form our Two Course Set Menu at $39.90 per person or our Three Course Set Menu at $44.90 per person. Full set menu can be viewed on our website.

BREAKFAST MENU Early Bird (Tea & Toast) Fruit Juice; Jam, Marmalade and Toast; Tea or Coffee........$13.90 Naturalist (Continental) Fruit Juice; Cereals; Fruit; Yoghurt; Danish Pastries; Jam; Marmalade and Toast; Tea or Coffee .................................$18.90 Traditionalist (Cooked) The Early Bird Breakfast plus your choice of eggs – boiled, scrambled, poached or fried with your choice of grilled bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes ....................................$21.90 Farmhouse (Cooked & Continental) The Naturalist Breakfast plus your choice of eggs – boiled, scrambled, poached or fried with your choice of grilled bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes ....................................$26.90 Traditionalists And Farmhouse Extras Lambs Fry.............................................................................$5.90 Mushrooms...........................................................................$4.90 Express Breakfast Eggs of your choice – fried, poached, or scrambled plus your choice of tomatoes, beans or sausages ............................$18.50 Extras with the Express Breakfast Toast and spreads.................................................$4.90 Juice......................................................................................$4.00 Filtered Coffee.......................................................................$3.70 French Toast Generous slices of French bread, dipped in egg batter, fried and dusted with powdered sugar, served with fruit compote........................................................................$17.90 Bacon & Banana French Toast French toast layered with bacon & banana, sprinkled with cinnamon, icing sugar and warm maple syrup ..................$17.90 Corn Fritter & Bacon Crispy bacon, panfried grated potato and corn drizzled with sour cream & pesto......................................................$17.90

Waffles Fresh waffles served with cream and berry compote ........$17.90 Pancakes & Maple Syrup Thick & luscious with warm maple syrup and a dusting of icing sugar.......................................................................$17.90 Blueberry Pancake Stack Pancakes layered with blueberries and hot maple syrup, with a sprinkling of icing sugar .....................................................$17.90 Croissant with Avocado, Eggs & Bacon Fancy croissant, ripe avocado, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and tasty bacon...................................................................$17.90 Hollandaise Salmon & Poached Eggs Smoked Marlborough salmon, poached eggs on toasted English muffin, drizzled in hollandaise sauce..................................$21.90 Eggs Benedict Poached farm eggs with grilled bacon, drizzled with hollandaise sauce and served on an English muffin .............................$18.90 Baked Beans The old favourite on toasted English Muffin served hot beside our own special sausages and hash browns......................$14.90 Omelette Your choice of either plain, cheese, ham, mushroom or shrimp............................................................$18.90 Omelette with Early Bird.....................................................$25.50 Omelette with Naturalist......................................................$29.90 Grilled Fish Grilled fish of the day with eggs and toast..........................$23.90 Grilled Fish & Eggs with Early Bird.....................................$28.90 Grilled Fish & Eggs with Naturalist ....................................$29.90


Fish of the Day (Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc) Fresh from Tasman Bay • Deep fried in beer batter • Grilled ................................. (priced daily) Camembert with Spiced Plum Sauce (Nga Waka Chardonnay) Camembert cheese, deep fried on apricot and plum sauce.......$17.50 Greenlip Mussels (Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc) Steamed in local white wine, and tomatoes, spiced with Harissa, served with crusty bread.............................................................$18.90 Calamari - Salt n’ Sichuan Pepper (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) Salt ‘n’ Sichuan Pepper marinated calamari quick fried beside wasabi aioli ...................................................$19.50 Smoked Salmon & Marinated Prawns (Tasman Bay Sauvignon Blanc) Sliced Marlborough salmon and marinated prawns with ripe avocado, pepperdews, capers and mandarins, served with a Thai coriander dressing......................................................................................$21.50 Lambs Fry and Bacon Delight (Speights Gold Medal Ale) Served with Chef’s onion rings over peppercorn jus .................$19.50 Avocado, Shrimp and Prawn (Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc) A great combination accompanied by salad greens...................$19.90 Nelson Scallops (in season) (Brancott Estate Flight Sauvignon Blanc) Crumbed and served in a wonton basket beside lemon aioli ....$19.90 Whitebait Pattie (Muddy Water Riesling) The iconic West Coast dish, Whitebait eggs and seasoning - that’s it!.... $21.50

Light Meals (Recommended Wine) Salt n’ Sichuan Pepper Chicken Salad Crumbed chicken on salad with Asian citrus dressing (Seifried Gewürztraminer........................................................... $26.90 Pork Schnitzel (Waimea Estates Gewurztraminer) Sesame seed crumbed pork fillet on scallop potato with star anise, red wine vinegar, lime and lemon...............................................$24.00 Black Tiger Prawn Salad (Triplebank Pinot Gris) Marinated prawns on salad greens with citrus segments, garlic and chilli.............................................................................................$24.00 Panfried Scallops on Potato Puffs (in season) (Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc) Scallops on potato with mild chilli, olive oil and lemon dressing........................................................$27.90 Seafood Taster (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris) Chilli prawns, seared scallops and salt ‘n’ pepper calamari .......$27.90 Vegetarian Filo Parcels (The MakeR Lions Head Chardonnay) Roasted vegetables and Indian spices, layered in filo then baked, drizzled with mild sweet chilli oil and local olive oil ....................$25.90 Speciality Omelette (Lindauer Special Reserve) Tomato and brie OR Smoked salmon and mozzarella OR Avocado and sour cream...........................................................................$27.90 Pasta (Triplebank Pinot Gris) Mushrooms, tomatoes, red onion, capsicum and pesto..............$27.90 Creamy pasta with smoked salmon and baby spinach ..............$27.90 Smoked chicken with bacon, mushrooms and crème fraiche ....$27.90

Mains (Recommended Wine) FROM THE LAND Roast of the Day (The MakeR Lions Head Chardonnay or ‘Fire Eagle” Petit Pinot) A traditional New Zealand roast with all the trimmings..... (priced daily) Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Breast (Brookfields Hawkes Bay “Bergman” Chardonnay)* Crumbed breast of chicken stuffed with New Zealand smoked cheese and ham, lightly garlic buttered (20mins cooking time)...............$35.90 Prime Ribeye (Oyster Bay Merlot) Served as you wish – plain, pepper sauce or garlic butter, garnished with crumbed onion rings .......................................................... $36.90 Mushroom sauce ................................................................$5.00 extra Quince and Blue Cheese ....................................................$5.00 extra Black Tiger Prawns .............................................................$6.50 extra Lamb Shank (Brookfields Ohiti Estate Cabernet Sauvignon) Oven roasted then braised with chef’s special gravy (20 minute cooking time) ..................1 shank $31.90 2 shanks $37.90 Stuffed Crackled Pork Belly (Monteiths Original Beer) Braised and roasted belly with pinenuts, apricots, spinach, orange zest and crackle, on scallop potato with crumbed onion rings...$36.90

Crispy Skin Duck (St Hallet Gamekeepers Reserve Shiraz/Grenache) Crispy Skin Duck with marmalade jus on scallop potato............$39.50 Filet Mignon (Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon) Fillet steak with smoky bacon, mushroom sauce, onion rings and kumara rounds ...........................................................................$39.50 Trio of Meats (Squawking Magpie’The Chatterer’Syrah) Pork belly, mini beef eye fillet and lamb kebab with wild currant reduction (2 could share) ...........................................................................$42.90 MAINS FROM THE SEA Due to situations beyond our control, fresh seafood is not always available and Nelson scallops are only available in a small size and in limited numbers so are subject to availability. Fish of the Day (Brancott Estate Flight Sauvignon Blanc) Today’s catch deep fried or grilled, served with either potato or fries .......................................................................................... Priced Daily Nelson Scallops (in season) (Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc) Crumbed or pan fried, served with potato puffs .........................$37.50 Poached Fish & Scallops (in season) (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris) Fresh fish and scallops poached white wine with lemon pepper and spring onion, drizzled with local olive oil and mild chilli lemon dressing ...........................................................$38.50 Whitebait Omelette (Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc) West Coast whitebait with fries ................................................. $39.50 Warmed Salmon (Triplebank Pinot Gris) Smoked Salmon fillet on scallop potatoes and pea mash with Thai coriander and lime......................................................................$39.50 Trio of Seafood (Brookfields Hawkes Bay “Bergman” Chardonnay) Scallops and pan-fried fish of the day with garlic chilli prawns...$42.90 Crayfish Thermidor (Deutz Marlborough Cuvee) Well worth the 20 minute cooking time ......................................$97.50 LAND AND SEA COMBINATION Carpet Bag (Oyster Bay Merlot) Prime beef fillet stuffed with Nelson scallops and served on kumara rounds with port wine sauce .........................................$39.50 Tastes of the Land and Sea (2 could share) (Tasman Bay Pinot Noir) A delicious sampler - Mini Filet Mignon, Panfried scallops, Lamb Kebab plus Salt n’ Pepper Calamari ................................$42.50 Steak & Crayfish (Deutz Marlborough Cuvee) The best of both - Prime beef eye fillet and crayfish thermidor (20 min cooking time) ................................................................ $97.50

Desserts White and Dark Chocolate Mousse White chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mousse and fruit compote.........................................................................$14.90 Sticky Toffee Pudding Toffee pudding with ice cream, Crème Anglaise and toffee........$14.90 Hot Filo Banoffee Bananas, Coconut, Caramel Toffee Sauce, Ice Cream and Toffee............................................................................................$14.90 Crème Brulee A classic dish of toffee and Crème Anglaise...............................$14.90 Lemon Cheesecake A delicious malt biscuit base smothered in lemon filling with toffee....................................................................................$14.90 Hokey Pokey Chocolate Fudge Cake A Chocoholics fantasy.................................................................$14.90 Chocolate Mousse Mud Cake Chocolate Mudcake, served with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache......................................................................$14.90 Ice Cream Sundae Ice Cream and toffee with a choice of Chocolate, Raspberry or Caramel topping..........................................................................$14.50 Fruit Salad & Ice Cream Fruits with Berry Coulis, Passionfruit Sauce and Ice Cream......$14.50 Brandy Biscuit and Chocolate Mousse Stack Brandy Biscuits, White and Dark Chocolate Mousses, Berry Compote and Cream ........................................................$14.90 Classic Crumble Apple spiced with cinnamon and sultanas, topped with a crunchy crumble and served with crème anglaise....................................$14.90 Chocoholics Delight (ideal for 2 to share) Chocolate Mudcake, Chocolate Ice Cream, Brandy Biscuit and Chocolate Mousse.......................................................................$23.90 Cheese Board Cheeses, fruit, crackers and quince jam (for 1 person) .............$19.50 With port ....................................................................................$25.50 Each extra person (cheeseboard only) ........................................$8.40 Triple Treat Mini chocolate cup, white mousse, dark mousse and lemon mousse with toffee .......................................................................$9.50

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