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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The smell of freshly toasted hot cross buns, excited squeals of egg hunting children and family togetherness are some of the things that make Easter special. Since its origins, Easter has been a time of celebration and feasting and all around Marlborough families are celebrating in many different ways. Whether it’s with an Easter egg hunt, church service or simply a family gathering to enjoy a feast together, have a safe and wonderful Easter. Happy Easter from all the staff at the Sun Newspaper. Isla Flynn (16 months) grins in anticipation of eating her chocolate Easter egg.

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Easter weekend police blitz Marlborough Police will be taking part in the trans-Tasman Operation Unite this weekend and the national Easter road policing operation, Crossroads. The operations aim to reduce the number of victims from alcohol related crime and road trauma. As part of Operation Unite, a joint initiative with Australian Police, New Zealand police

officers are encouraging people to re-think how they host gatherings at home, how much they are drinking and their behaviour during and after drinking. “Police are dealing with the consequences of people who have consumed too much alcohol on a daily basis, whether that is drink-driving, antisocial behaviour or victimisation of

people who are unable to look after themselves,” said Tasman District Commander, Superintendent Richard Chambers. Police will be visiting bars and patrolling liquor ban areas over the holiday weekend. At the same time driver behaviour will be closely monitored as part of Operation Crossroads and the 4kmh speed tolerance will be in

force. Any driver stopped can expect to be breath tested. “We want to minimise the opportunities for alcohol-related harm and road trauma this weekend,” Superintendent Chambers said. Operation Unite and Operation Crossroads began at 6pm yesterday and will run until 6am on Monday.

Clowning around By Kristy Martin The circus came to town and students enjoyed clowning around at Whitney Street School on Wednesday. About 120 kids took joy in dressing up as clowns, painting each other’s faces, learning some juggling and magic tricks, practising their tightrope walking and creating balloon animals. Some of the children even got to throw pies at each other. Staff member Christee Dalzell said the one-day clown school was a way to reward the well-behaved kids. “Every term, we have a Big Day Out where we reward the students who have been making good choices and this term we decided to have a Clown School for the day,” she said. “It’s a really fun way to end the term for the kids who have earned it.”

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Spreading the cruise ship cash The figures from the latest cruise ship season show Picton is feeling the positive swell of cruise ship money, but is Blenheim? That’s the question a Blenheim local has put forward as he believes Blenheim was not offering enough to cruise customers . A report prepared for Cruise New Zealand stated in the 2012-13 cruise ship season, the average port passenger spending per day

around New Zealand was $130. The same report said overall, 25 cruise ships, carrying a combined 32,000 passengers and 11,400 crew, docked for 31 days in Picton during the season. Management consultant Peter Chapman said he was concerned Blenheim did not have a unique selling point to take advantage. “We take people off the cruise ships and

drive them around the wineries. “At the end of the day, the Ukraine makes more wine than New Zealand Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston said Blenheim was seen as part of the full experience. Ms Johnston listed the Omaka Aviation Centre and the Blenheim Riverside Railway among other attractions to Blenheim.

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Wild weather causes havoc Marlborough’s wild weather looks set to abate slightly heading into the weekend, with the Easter Bunny able to poke his head up for air. High winds and heavy rain lashed the region yesterday, peaking yesterday afternoon as the tropical low slipped down the country. MetService meteorologist Daniel Corbett said about 70-80mm of rain were expected in low-lying areas like Blenheim and the Wairau Valley, and even more in exposed places. He said the weekend proper

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This large marquee was upended by Thursday’s wild weather at the Brethren School on Taylor Pass Rd.

would look better, as the winds shifted in a more westerly direction. “On Saturday and Sunday you’ll probably see some blue skies along with some showers. It certainly won’t be as yucky as yesterday. “The Easter Bunny will be able to sit in the garden.” As of 3pm yesterday Picton had experienced more than 100mm of rain since Wednesday night, with the weather causing sewage to overflow. Overflow had run into the harbour, marina and Waitohi stream.

Council operations and maintenance engineer Stephen Rooney advised discretion. “We advise everyone to give it a few days to let the water clear in the harbour, and in Waikawa Bay. “Anyone coming into contact with sea water, or surface water ponding around the town, should be aware that they need to follow good hygiene practices.” Power was cut to parts of the Marlborough Sounds yesterday, and Marlborough Lines Operations Manager Brian Tapp said staff were working hard to repair

the outages. Marlborough District Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler said there had been reports of trees falling over and debris flying around. He said holidaymakers should continue to take care on the roads. “We’ve just put out a general warning asking people to be cautious with driving. They need to be careful with the winds and surface flooding.” The stretch of road between Picton and Tirohanga experienced surface flooding yesterday.

Ward church to be demolished By Adam Poulopoulos An iconic old brick church in Ward is set for demolition, but the congregation is hopeful parts of the building will live on. St Peter Chanel’s Catholic Church, which has stood on the corner of State Highway 1 and Gulch Road since 1924, was badly damaged by the Seddon earthquake last year. Expressions of interest are being taken to extract value from parts of the structure, including a roof gable lined with rimu timber, windows, doors and the bell. The window for offers closes on May 29. Church community member Kevin Loe said they were trying to make the best of a tough situation.

“It is a lovely old building that represents the beginning of our community, but the obvious course of action was demolition. “The roof in particular could be a building block for another building, and it’s our hope someone sees the value in that.” The church was actually categorised as a risk after the 2011 Christchurch quakes. In the meantime the small congregation first met in the little social centre next to the church, but now has use of St Peter’s, the Ward church of the Anglican/Presbyterian Cooperating Parish. This welcome is returned in Seddon where their church was the one that was damaged and its community

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter airlifted a woman to hospital with multi-trauma injuries on Wednesday afternoon following a car and truck crash near the Rai saddle on SH6. The helicopter landed beside the scene where the sole occupant of the car, a 67-year-old woman, had to be cut from the vehicle using specialist cutting equipment. She was treated by the helicopter’s onboard intensive care paramedic before being flown to Nelson Hospital in a stable condition.

CANVASTOWN 150 YEARS Canvastown will celebrate its 150th anniversary with an all-day event tomorrow. The day starts with a blessing from local Iwi at 6am, and a range of activities, including gold panning, woodchopping and on-stage entertainment will begin at 10am. The period costume ball starts at 7pm in the Town Hall. Entry is by gold coin, except for the ball, which is ticket-only.

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now worships in the Catholic church. Mr Loe said it was important to try and find a “silver lining.” “We both believe there probably isn’t a need for both churches in the area anyway. “In the end, in terms of wor-

ship, it is only a building, a house for our community, but we can do that anywhere. “There’s already a great relationship that exists, and we’re becoming one big community.” No date has been set for demolition.

Boaties in the Marlborough Sounds are being urged to stay safe over the Easter weekend. Maritime Officers will join the Wellington Police launch Lady Elizabeth IV on Queen Charlotte Sound today and tomorrow, handing out free safe boating packs and making sure those on the water are following key safety practices. Lessons include avoiding alcohol, suitable lifejackets and keeping cellphones in sealable plastic bags.

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BUSINESS TRUST Marlborough will soon have its own business trust to allow locals access to advice and free information. Business Trust Marlborough will be locallygoverned and staffed, similar to the Nelson Tasman Business Trust. The service will be funded by Marlborough District Council and Employment Support.

TENANT FOUND A new tenant has been found for The Old Bank Building on High Street. The identity of the tenant is embargoed until they move in at the start of next month.

COOKING CLASSES The next Hans Herzog cooking class is just around the corner. The class will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 3. For more information visit the Hans Herzog website.

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Market Street unit up for lease By Adam Poulopoulos The owner of a vacant Market Street property said the space’s versatility means it could become almost anything in the future. One of the bottom units at 14 Market Street has been up for lease for the last two months. The other units in the building are currently filled by Blenheim Community Law, John Truman Valuers and Call Care Centre. The empty 303 square metre unit was bought by Nelson-based Nick Taber, of Padstone Investments, in September last year. About two thirds of the unit is shop floor space, with an office and commercial kitchen making up the rest. The building has been home to various businesses over the years, including a furniture store, cafes and restaurants. Mr Taber said the options for the building were limitless. “It’s so versatile because it has a commercial kitchen and commercial extraction equipment, so it could make a good restaurant. “On the other hand it could suit someone looking for a showroom, and it would suit retail.”

14 Market Street has been up for lease for the last two months.

Mr Taber added the surrounding area was made up mostly of office spaces, and the unit could make for an affordable office option. “People perhaps want a central location without the expense. “What we’re asking is no more that what you’d be

paying for office space on the second floor, and you’d have your own signage and identity.” Mr Taber said between September and February, he and his wife had been travelling each day to renovate the unit. Recently, Thomas’s De-

partment Store and Big Bucket had held sales in the space, but Mr Taber said interest in the property had been developing. “There’s a lot of interest in the property on TradeMe. “Some similar businesses have contemplated splitting the space too.”

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Cinnamon House opens By Adam Poulpoulos Thirteen years after founding her design business, Simone Hill has opened her new shop, and she couldn’t be happier. Mrs Hill opened Cinnamon House, on Park Terrace, at the start of the month. The store is an extension of Cinnamon House Design, a business she began in 2001. Despite continuing to unpack and settle in, she said the early public response had been positive. “People like the idea of being able to build a set all under one roof. “I’ve had amazing positive feedback. People have been saying ‘It’s just what Blen-

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heim’s needed.” Prior to opening Mrs Hill said she would meet clients

at their homes or over coffee. While she still does that, she said having a permanent base

helped. “When I went to a house there was always a risk I’d be missing the one sample I’d need. “Now I can go round to their place once, then they can come back here and we can really play around with ideas.” Mrs Hill’s background in hospitality has seen her kit out a lot of hotels and motels, as well as private homes. She described her style as “eclectic.” “I like everything. I’ve done everything from tiny grannyflats through to high-end contemporary mansions.” Cinnamon House is open from Monday to Saturday.

Who’s open this Easter? Only some local businesses will be open this weekend as they comply with law and save themselves a fine from the Department of Labour. Under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act only certain businesses can be open today and Easter Sunday, two of four nontrading days on the calendar. Failure to comply can result in a fine of up to $1000.

Both Saturday and Monday are normal trading days. Conditions for shops on those days are as follows: All supermarkets must be closed except for Picton Fresh Choice, which is allowed to open because they operate in a holiday destination. All bars, restaurants, cafes and cellar doors are allowed to be open, but customers cannot

be served alcohol without also dining. Dairies and service stations are permitted to serve only high-need items people can’t put off buying until the next day, like food, drinks and petrol. Shops can provide a service, such as cutting hair or renting videos, but cannot sell goods. Pharmacies have no restrictions on opening hours.


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Hw cum thea weren’t more photos of the Mayor & Mayoress? I thort they did a fabulous job and there were hardly any photos of the veterans. Our papers need 2 get their act together. I thk it was appalin! Lovely to have the royals visit but was very disappointed with students from mgc pushing in front of me and pushing my pram back with my 4 year old in it so they could get closer how rude I was very disappointed as I was trying to tend to my 3 year old while breast feeding my 1 year old. How inconsiderate.

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business hub Marlborough SOFTBALL VERSE FOOTBALL Softball. Football. Softball a small participation sport dont want the WHO of A and P Park. Ha. But when does quality of the teams and players play first over quantity. Softball currently hav one of the worlds up and coming pitchers and two other players in our national team mix...Lets get along... How many blenheim football players r in the white soxs. How many blenhiem softball players r in the black soxs. NOT HARD 2 WORK THAT ONE OUT IS IT. Re comment abt softball n football them moving isn’t the problem the problem is if softball did havta move wud cost a heap to build a new diamond and sheds for them to use y cant they move the football instead they r already set up at landsdown park they just need a bit of grass n thy r away the softball need dea skin diamond so dnt make them move n leave dea home turf. Softball is becoming a popular sport here with the young ones so don’t destroy it. Move football keep softball where it is an give them 2 skin diamonds.

GRAPE SPILLAGE April 9th article. Why does the rate payer pay for the cleanup bill? Why not the owner /driver of the truck? or owner of where grapes were grown, harvested from? Barbara.

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WHEELBARROW THEFT To the person who stole our black wheelbarrow from Rarangi Beach on Sunday April 6th!! We work our backsides off for the things we buy! We had only left i for 15 mins to walk down the beach. Then you had the gall to leave tracks to the Blue Gum Corner parking lot. You should do the right thing and return it!! It is not yours to keep!!

BMX TRACK I think they should build a bmx track at taylor river monro st end it already a quater way dea just dump a couple more loads of dirt by da track and it b all gud but always hear them sayn wish it was a better track. So can’t sumthing be done to help the kids out at taylor river.

PRICE FOR WATCHING TV Just an idea, to make a point against the service that charges you $46.90 per month to watch t.v. ripping you off.. give a mate a dozen beers and ask them to record those programs for 6 months. Then simply watch that for the next 5 years. Might cost you a dozec beers but not $46.90 a month, to watch the same thing over, and over, and over. lol

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Church sign clever Dear Ed, So arvensis doesn’t like the Anglican Church’s notice board. I notice there is no real name to this person, and obviously he wants to tell us he isn’t a church member and he wont be a churchgoer again. Well as a churchgoer (St Christopher’s) I

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Love all seafood, particularly snapper, scallops and prawns.

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Help! Royal photos wanted! By Adam Poulopoulos One hundred years after her grandmother met Queen Mary, Sandra Morritt had her own brush with royalty - only problem is she has no evidence it ever happened. Mrs Morritt is hopeful someone snapped a photo of her chatting with Prince William, on the Anglican Church side of Seymour Square, on Thursday. She said she came from her

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Alfred Street address around 7:45am. “When I got there only one other person was there - everyone else was on the Watery Mouth side. “I was talking to the TV3 reporter who said to stay put, because William would come down my side and Kate was going down the other.” Hours later she had a chance to meet him. “I put my hand out for him

to shake, and I thought that was all - I didn’t have time to curtsy or anything,” she said. “He asked me where I was from and how long I’d been here, and then he said ‘It’s much nicer over here so you should stay.” All up, they spoke for about a minute, and Mrs Morritt said she was struck by how “natural and easy” it all was. Originally from Northern Ireland, Mrs Morritt said

Staying safe in pink

Easter Bunny surprise

By Adam Poulopoulos From now on, Girl Guides around Marlborough can be sure they will both stay safe and stick out when they’re on the water. Picton Girl Guides were presented with 30 new lifejackets on Monday night, and 26 of them are bright pink. The group raised $1250 in six weeks to pay for them, a sum that was matched by a Picton donor.` The lifejackets will be available for all 100 Marlborough Girl Guides to use, and the public can use them for a small fee. Girl Guides Marlborough district coordinator Helen Ashworth said she was proud of the group’s work. “It was quite amazing. I put three months aside for it.” Fundraising activities included washing cars and boats, mowing

Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Renwick School students received a sweet surprise yesterday when the ‘Easter Bunny’ visited bearing baskets of chocolates. The school was chosen to receive the special visit after student Zoe McLean (9) won the Clubs of Marlborough ‘Great Easter Chocolate Giveaway’ colouring competition. Classic Hits and Makana Confections were also part of the promotion with Makana handcrafting 525 Easter truffles for the students. Zoe’s colouring beat entries from schools all over Marlborough, something her peers were very grateful for. “It’s Easter Bunny, see I told you it was real,” one pupil squealed excitedly. “Thanks Zoe for the chocolates,” another shouted out from the crowd. Zoe also received her own basket of Easter treats.

Members of Girl Guides Marlborough. lawns and making jam. Marlborough.” She said the Picton Mrs Ashworth said the colour scheme was Midwinter Swim in June part of a bigger branding would be the ideal time push, which has also to unleash the lifejackets included pink teardrop properly. “The girls will have flags, and pink and blue their Girl Guides unigazebos. “It’s part of our 2014 forms on with the pink strategy - we’re hop- lifejackets, ploughing ing to generate a re- into the water, and that ally strong brand around will be great.”

she and her family have always had a connection to the royals. Months before war broke out in 1914 her grandmother, dressed as an Irish colleen, was presented to Queen Mary in Nottingham. “To this day, I don’t know why she was chosen,” she said. Mrs Morritt herself has seen the Queen Mother, Prince Charles and Prince

Andrew at different times of her life, while her nephew James works for the Duke of Edinburgh. She returns home for a holiday at the end of next month, and said any photos of her encounter with William would go down a treat. “Our family are real royalists from a long way back. “It would be very special for my mum and James to see photos.”

Renwick School student Zoe McLean (9) won the Clubs of Marlborough ‘Great Easter Chocolate Giveaway’ colouring competition, winning an Easter goodie basket and chocolate for all the students.


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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 18 April 2014 Cresswell Electrical 2014 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships KartSport Marlborough Cresswell Electrical Kart Raceway Wither Rd FRIDAY-SUNDAY. Spectators are welcome, with gates opening at 7.30am and karts on track from 9.00am each day. For more information Phone 027 464 2720

the Canvastown Gold Rush in 1864. Being held at Canvastown. 10.00am Morning events: Gold panning for the big nugget, vintage machinery displays and activities, children’s horse activities, stalls, historical talks and displays. Afternoon events: Gold panning for the big nugget, horse races for adults. Period Costume Dance: 7:00-12:00p.m. Phone: 03 574 2056

Eastern States Speedway EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA 6 pm race start Running Marlborough Champs For Stockcars and Productions Saloons TQ’sYouth Ministocks Adult Ministocks Streetstocks.

Eastern States Speedway EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA 6pm race start Stockcars Bash for Cash Productions Martin Motors 20 Lapper Saloons TQ’s Youth Ministocks Adult Ministocks Streetstocks

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!

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.

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

Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Phone John 578 3918.

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. Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open noon-5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or www.thediversion.co.nz Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. 577 6784 www.marlboroughartsociety.com

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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 578 1835. Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107 Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Vintage Farm, Guided tours available, Doris 579 4357. Picton Men’s Shed Every Saturday 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Plants and garden furniture sold Saturday and Wednesday 10am to 1pm. Kapahaka for Youth Blenheim School 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Ulysses Ride Decide destination on the day. Meet at Railway Stn at 11.15am ride departs at 11.30am. Blenheim Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45 & 3.00pm. Fares Adults $10 and Children $5 CASH ONLY Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome Renwick Anglican Community Church 54 High St Renwick. Morning worship 9.30am Rev Steve Allcutt ph 572 8850

Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds This is a special trip designed for locals to enjoy the Sounds. Jump on board the Odyssea, cruise around to Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary, stop off to visit the native bird sanctuary, then on to Ruakaka Bay to feed the salmon and learn about salmon farming. Ph 577 9997.

Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd Model Railway Display 1-3pm 32a Beaver Rd FREE entry but young children must be accompanied by an adult Everyone welcome.

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 578 5050. 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. Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789. Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379. Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679. Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.

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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

Man Power Marlborough Civic Theatre, Corner of Queen and Arthur Street, Blenheim 7:30pm Restrictions: R18 Ticket Information: Ph 520 8560.

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Dotcom to get assets back Kim Dotcom could be set to recover the assets he lost in raids on his home two years ago. The High Court has declined an order which would have allowed police to keep the items. The Crown has 14 days to appeal the decision. Property, including cars and a computer, was seized on a foreign restraining order from Dotcom’s Auckland mansion.

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Weather damage Strong winds and heavy rain left their mark around the country yesterday, wreaking havoc with Easter plans. The remains of Cyclone Ita left severe flooding in Auckland, landslips in Wellington and power outages in various parts of the country. The weather was expected to continue its journey south last night.

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In simple terms, there are two kinds of athletes in the world – those who have the exceptional determination to work hard, and those with remarkable physical gifts. The best are often a mixture of both. Last week, the eye was drawn to the world’s youngest snowboarder. Eighteen-month-old Aspen Haight, from Colorado, begun shredding the slopes when she was ten months old. You can tell a kid like that has a higher level of coordination, and could probably make a career out of an athletic pursuit if she wanted.

Rugby camp Entries are still being taken for the Crafar Crouch Mini Makos Holiday Programme later this month. The programme takes place at Lansdowne Park from April 28-30. The skills sessions will be run by Makos players and coaches. For more information contact the Tasman Rugby Union in Blenheim.

Football The Marlborough Mariners notched up their first win of the season last weekend with a 5-1 thumping of Wakefield FC 1st XI. Carl Connor-McLean scored four times, with Bjorn Waechter grabbing the fifth. They play the FC Nelson 1st XI tomorrow at A&P Park, weather permitting.

It is easy enough to spot the child prodigy, the infuriatingly talented child who’s smashing home runs while the normal kids learn which end of the bat to hold, or doing tricks on the balance beam while the rest teeter on it like Bambi on ice, trying not to fall off and embarrass themselves. They can pop up in any sport at any time. Kim Yoon-Mi won her first Olympic speed skating gold aged 13 years 83 days, the youngest person ever to win an Olympic medal. Wayne Gretzky was such a dominant ice hockey player as a child he would get booed by other kids’ parents.

Ukranian Sergey Karjakin became a chess grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 7 months. There are those who are just physically different. Senegalese 18-year-old Tacko Fall, who plays basketball at high school in the States, is 7 foot 5 and 115 kilos. Perhaps even more remarkably, his seven-year-old brother already stands at 5 foot 9. “Everywhere I go, people want to take pictures, talk to me, shake my hand, but I am getting used to it now,” Fall said. So look out – that kid dominating PE class at your kid’s school could be the next big thing in sport.

By Adam Poulopoulos The high-speed action begins today in the 55th running of the Cresswell Electrical National Sprint Karting Championships. The event, at the Cresswell Electrical Raceway, has attracted over 160 entries, from as far afield as the Gold Coast, over nine classes. The meet runs until Sunday. Qualifying takes place today, before heats, pre-finals and finals take place over the weekend. Gates open at 7:30am on each day, with racing getting under way at 9am. Seven local drivers will be taking part in the event, including Leighton Stanton, William Exton, Gary Cooze, Daniel Bugler, his cousin Sam and the Forbes brothers, Tayler and Cooper. Kartsport Marlborough promotions officer Neil Butts said the event would be attracting between 500 and 600

Entries to a race taking runners to the top of Marlborough’s highest peak close on Anzac Day. The Mt Stokes challenges, 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.

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people to the region. He said locals should come down and check out the action. “The last time we hosted it was in 2008, so it only comes around every so often. “It’s the biggest Kartsport meet in New Zealand, and they’re the best karters in the country.” Heading the entry-list is multi-time New Zealand and South Island champion James Penrose from Loburn in North Canterbury. Other drivers defending 2013 titles are Matthew Hamilton and Marcus Armstrong from Christchurch, Zach Zaloum from Hastings and Daniel Kinsman from Auckland. The event is being streamed live on livestream.com on Saturday and Sunday, while fans can also keep up with real-time results on racemonitor. Tayler Forbes is one of the Marlborough contingent racing this com. weekend.

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Sportspeople around the region look set to face a weekend of the field in the wake of recent weather. All sports grounds, barring the College Park hockey turf and Horton Park netball courts are shut today, while they were also closed both Wednesday and yesterday. The National Sprint Karting championships will go ahead as scheduled, while Eastern States is asking for people to check the Speedway website for a possible cancellation. To check the ground closures later in the weekend visit the Marlborough District Council website.

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NOTE: Wairau Bar tide times are based on Wellington plus 2hrs 2mins. Wairau Bar tide heights are Wellington heights as no height data is available. Not for navigational purposes.

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The Blenheim Sun 18-04-14