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This year’s Anzac Day marked 100 years since New Zealand’s involvement in the start of the First World War. Thousands of Marlburians gathered throughout the region to remember not only the original Anzacs who served at Gallipoli but also more than a century of service by NZ servicemen and women. The curious and awed faces of young children were ever present at the services, a positive sign said ex Marlborough RSA presidents Ian Hislop and Ron Hemming (pictured at the Blenheim ceremony). Continued page 2 Milla Boardman (2) wore her father’s service medals and placed a wreath at the Renwick War Memorial on Anzac Day. She was pictured here giving a salute to the memorial.
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dent after being called by a member of the public who reported seeing an intoxicated woman with injuries being helped to her feet by another person. The woman later told Police that she was the victim of an assault and had
also lost a quantity of money. Police enquiries so far have established that the woman had been drinking at a nearby hotel and had left alone to walk the short distance home. Police would like to speak to the
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Legal highs off the shelves By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim will be free of legal highs next month, prompting strong reactions from the community. Associate health minister Peter Dunne announced all legal highs would be banned within three weeks until testing proved they posed a low risk to the community. The matter was approached in urgency by Parliament yesterday. The Marlborough District Council will hear speakers toward their policy, outlining where legal highs can be sold, on Friday. Drug Arm’s Roy Ramsey said the decision had been a long time coming, but the issue was still unsolved. “It’s the most logical decision the Government’s made in the last ten years, especially on this subject. “If the community decided to have a dry town with no alcohol under legislation, we could do that, but with
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psychoactive substances we can’t.” He said he believed the overwhelming sentiment in the community was to see a full ban. “You’ll find most of the community’s over it, even the kids I deal with who are addicted. “They only take it because it’s legal, and they don’t get done.” Blenheim’s Alistair Sowman was one of several mayors to push the government to ban the products. However, Tiger Takeaways owner Jimi Henry said he would be unemployed if the products were banned
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altogether. “It’s ridiculous. Prohibition doesn’t work, and whenever someone men-
tions alcohol, everyone buttons up. “It has caused more deaths, abuse and violence in the last 20 years.” Mr Henry said cigarettes, fatty foods and energy drinks were not policed in the same way. He said New Zealand was a democracy, and banning legal highs did not reflect that. “People should have the choice - not everybody drinks or smokes. “Kids shouldn’t be getting it - they certainly aren’t from me, and adults can choose what they want to do. “New Zealand needs to wake up.”
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Big attendance for Anzac services Continued from page 1 The fine weather also contributed toward a higher than normal attendance. “There were brilliant turnouts and it gets bigger every year, a credit to the RSA,” they said. Blenheim man John King said he felt it was important to install ‘respect’ for Anzac in his children. John is now retired from the Royal NZ
Airforce after serving 24 years, including in East Timor. “It will be this generation that carries on the memories and importance of Anzac Day,” he said. In Renwick the large crowd consisted largely of families and the pride shown by the children who wore their relatives medals was “pleasing”, said one veteran.
Two year old Milla Boardman was a shining example as she stood patiently in line with her mother Karen to place a wreath at the War Memorial. Taking cue from the veterans, she gave a small salute as she walked away. Picton’s dawn parade began with a chilly start but it did not deter the crowds that marched and gathered for the service.
100 - can’t wait, Ian says By Adam Poulopoulos A Picton man is all set to turn 100, and he says he cannot wait to see family and friends. Ian Mathieson (pictured) hits the century on Thursday, May 8, and he said family and friends from around New Zealand and Australia were making the trip for the occasion.
MOTORCYCLIST AIRLIFTED A motor bike rider was airlifted around 2.00pm on Sunday by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after a crash in the Rai Valley area SH6. The male came off his motor bike landing on the side of the road. The helicopter landed on the scene and with road ambulance crews attended to the rider for multi trauma injuries in preparation for transportation to Nelson. He was flown to Nelson Hospital Emergency dept in a serious condition for further treatment.
STUDENTS RESCUED Two female students, part of an Outward Bound group were rescued by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter west of Mt Riley on Monday morning. The students were unwell, they were assessed by intensive care paramedic, before being flown to Wairau Emergency Department for furthur care.
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“I’ve got family members from all walks of life. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.” Mr Mathieson has led a colourful and active life, serving in WWII as part of the army medical corps in Egypt, Syria and the Middle East, and at the battle of Monte Cassino. Last year, he extended his own record as the oldest athlete to ever compete in the South Island Masters Games. He said the Stadium 2000 pools, which he goes to frequently, are one of the secrets of his longevity.
Pool man: Ian Mathieson still full of energy after his birthday training session at Blenheim's Stadium 2000 pool last year.
“They have been my lifeline.” Mr Mathieson also keeps himself busy in other parts of life. He is still involved in several societies, and enjoys some time on the computer, although he joked he was “pretty thick at it.”
When asked about what had changed in Picton, he recounted how he used to run daily around Bob’s Bay. “Once I had a stranger ask me: ‘are you Bob?” Born in Havelock, he trained as
a chemist in Timaru. B efo r e m ov i ng b a ck t o Marlborough 30 years ago, he ran a chemist business in Geraldine. Mr Mathieson will celebrate his birthday with family and friends with a party this weekend.
Nominations are open for a ‘deserving’ Marlborough couple to win their dream wedding. The wedding will be co-ordinated through Marlborough Weddings and Events and will have everything provided and organised for one lucky couple. The wedding will be held this year so nominations for this giveaway close on May 14. A panel of judges will consider each nomination and the winning couple will be notified in early June. The couple being nominated must be Marlborough based. Nominations can be emailed to Marlboroughweddings@gmail.com or posted to Wedding Giveaway, PO Box 48192 Renwick.
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College 50th Reunion Queen Charlotte College 50th Reunion A meeting is being held tonight Wednesday 30 April 2014 at 7.30pm in the Queen Charlotte College Library. For all those interested in contributing ideas for this huge event. The meeting will include the election of the Executive Committee. Proposed sub committees include; Entertainment, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Displays and Logistics. For further information contact Beryl Bowers 0274886824 or 5736885.
Immunisation Week began on Monday and was marked with the news that a free Rotavirus vaccination will be available as of July 1. Babies being born during April will be among the first who are eligible for the free rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus vaccine will be given alongside the existing childhood vaccinations at six weeks, three months and five months. The Sun asked two local nurses if the Rotavirus Vaccine would be an additional injection to the childhood vaccinations, but no information was available until mid May they said. Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew said for the Rotavirus vaccine babies must have the first of three doses before they are 15
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weeks old. “If they’re too late, then babies will miss out,” she said. Parents are encouraged to enrol their babies at a GP practice as soon as they are born, to make sure they get their early immunisations on time. “Almost every young child will catch rotavirus at some point before they are three years old, unless they’re immunised. “Most recover in a few days without any treatment, but hundreds of babies and young children each year are admitted to hospital with complications such as dehydration. The vaccine could mean that in New Zealand there could be 266 fewer children hospitalised Babies born during April will be among the first who can receive the free Rotavirus Vaccine that will be available on each year. July 1.
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Local vets returning to Cassino By Adam Poulopoulos Two Picton War veterans are returning to Monte Cassino for the first time, 70 years after seeing it flattened. Trevor Perry and Laurence ‘Bunty’ Bunt are two of 40 Kiwi veterans heading back to mark the anniversary next month. Trevor, a tank driver, and Bunty, a spitfire pilot, are two of only five heading over from the South Island, and the pair are the only representatives from the Top of the South. They leave Blenheim on May 11, taking in four days of commemoration services, a day of sightseeing and spending time
in transit at Whenuapai and Darwin. Trevor said he was looking forward to visiting Cassino, which was flattened in a series of allied assaults, as they looked to carve a passage to Rome in 1944. “I’m looking forward to seeing the change. “When I saw it, it was smashed to bits. It was just rubble. “There weren’t even any trees left, and there were dead bodies and body parts everywhere.” New Zealanders suffered greatly during the battle, with 343 killed and more than 1200 wounded. Both said they were lucky to
make it through. “For a 21-year-old home boy from Blenheim, you hear the bang and you think ‘God, this is war. What have I got myself into?” Trevor said. “There weren’t any two-seater spitfires, you just sit in one that’s jacked up. “Then one day they say to you ‘Bunty, you’re in the spitfire today. You don’t know until it happens.” Bunty said. The pair did not know each other during wartime, but met by chance at the Senior Citizens Club earlier this year. They return from the trip on May 24.
All roads open after storm All roads have reopened following the storm which caused flooding, slips and washouts earlier in the month. Ward Beach Road and Reserve Road were the last two to open, on Monday. The Marlborough District
Council urges motorists continue to take caution on recently reopened roads. Yesterday the council Assets and Service Committee met to discuss the damage, and the money it will take to repair the roads.
A figure will be known in the coming days. The Awatere Valley Road was the worst hit, with Port Underwood Road and Tumbledown Bay Road also suffering significant damage.
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abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on Dear Ed, page two, or e mail them to news@ The end of the seasonal continuum of Nature’s blenheimsun.co.nz. Please note that Calendar April 30th is Last Light, Haratura, Celtic your name and street address must Samhein and All Hallows’ Eve; in short, Hallowe’en. Of all our sacred days it’s, perhaps, the most so, also be provided in e mails. acknowledging departed loved ones as it does, & observed, obviously, minus our supposed sidekicks the vampires, zombies & werewolves. How much more appropriate & enjoyable Jack o’ Lanterns are when pumpkins aren’t October prices and are lit at an April nightfall by the fire. Three day period, and is our New Year’s Eve, does it again with the large crowds bringing in All Hallows’ Day, Paengauwhawha for the Anzac parades. and Seedfall. Well done to all those involved. So the sombre side is offset by the lighter side, as Especially the younger members of is Nature’s way. this community. As May 1st is our New Year’s Day it’s time to push Proud Marlburian for a public holiday, methinks! Happy New Year! arvensis
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Anzac parade did us proud I really enjoyed the Anzac Day services, especially seeing all the children wearing their medals and taking part in the parades. I think it’s important that we teach our children what Anzac Day represents as one day they will be the ones carrying on the legacy of those who served. Well done to the parents who bring along their children, to the RSA for organising the services and to mother nature for giving us good weather to enjoy them in. Anzac mum.
Pollard Park up for review A document outlining the future of one of Blenheim’s most recognisable parks is up for review. The Marlborough District Council is encouraging submissions on the Pollard Park Reserve Management Plan. Submissions could influence how the park is used and managed in the future. They close on May 30 and will be heard in June. For more information visit the MDC website.
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Preserving precious memories It was when Jo Renner’s younger sister passed away at age 12 that she knew she was destined for a career in the funeral business. She remembers her 15-year-old self staring at her sister’s body and thinking there was something not quite right with the way her beloved sibling looked. It was a thought that stayed with her. These days Jo works as an embalmer at Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors in Blenheim and her job involves making people who have passed away look as close to what they did when they were alive. “I wanted to make people’s last memory of their loved one as close to the person they remember as possible,” Jo said. “Looking right is very important. “You only get one chance at it. “Some people tell you straight away they don’t look right, while others go away and never say anything but it stays with them.” The deceased is first brought to the funeral home before Jo begins the intricate process of embalming. It is Jo’s eye for detail that helps ensure the family’s lasting memory of their loved one is as they would want to remember them. Jo, a mother of two, has been in the funeral industry since 1997, when she did work experience at a funeral home in Christchurch, the city she grew up in. She started out washing hearses and trimming caskets before learning the complex art of embalming. This was after a six-year stint working as a nurse aid in rest homes. Jo initially considered funeral directing because she had a desire to help grieving families. “Watching my first embalming, I was Jo Renner is an embalmer for Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors. very uncomfortable with it. “I didn’t feel like I could look but once Embalming is not so much about makyou get over that first time, it’s like but now says it was the best thing she did. anything. She spends her weekends hunting and ing a body presentable for an open casket It becomes a job.” fishing with the kids and taking them service, which is rare, but more for the Jo completed her National Certificate diving and snorkelling off the Kaikoura families to be able to say goodbye. of Embalming at the Central Institute of coast. “They visit with them and see them for Technology in Upper Hutt. She rarely talks about her profession the last time and it helps them accept that In 2005, she moved to Blenheim with with family or friends, but admits people their loved one has died.” her children, now aged 13 and 10, and can be curious and sometimes ask her Jo will never forget her first embalming, hasn’t looked back. ‘curly questions’. the first time she went to collect a body She admits having ‘no idea’ as to why Jo can be called into work at any time or her first funeral and says it is always she chose Blenheim, other than previously of the day or night and everything is done tougher when the body involved is that of holidaying in the Marlborough Sounds, on the premises at Sowman’s. a child or a friend.
As an embalmer, Jo Renner’s work involves preserving the bodies of those who have passed away. Here, she tells reporter Kristy Martin about the process and what led her to choose such a career path.
“It does get quite emotional.” Some people prefer not to have the body of a loved one embalmed, perhaps for religious reasons, or some other reason. “It’s a very interesting and very important process,” Jo says of her chosen career. It is something you have to enjoy doing, she insists, and always ensures she treats every body with dignity and professionalism. “I very much love my job.”
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When asked what they love most about shopping on Scott Street, people all agree they favour the “diversity, parking spaces and entertainment value” most. With an array of businesses offering everything from food, hairstylists, books and magazines through to charity stores and music equipment, Scott Street provides an experience to remember.
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Move to Scott Street ‘never regretted’ Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk In the 1980’s Scott Street was a far cry from what it is now. It was home to a number of small long established businesses, and some of the buildings were old and ‘dilapidated’, but a number of business owners could see the street’s potential as Blenheim’s growth was set to spread south. Ken and wife Karenne Ham were among those who decided to relocate, shifting from their small store in the Centre Point Mall to his current premises. Ken Ham has never regretted his move to Scott Street despite others ‘questioning’ the logic of his move. “I could see that as Blenheim grew it would shift south as it couldn’t go north, so for us it was a logical shift and we were proven right almost immediately,” he said. The premises were redeveloped in June 1986 and after a significant makeover, including it’s ‘radical’ non reflective window front, Ken Ham’s Music Works opened for business. “Business trebled immediately and the foot traffic was phenomenal. Still to this day I have never regretted moving to Scott Street,” he said. Over time Scott Street became the ‘entertainment’ hub as more and more businesses moved in including cafes, bars, restaurants, and a range of retailers. There was also a number of ‘mardi-gras’ type events held in the street which Ken was involved in organising.
Talented musician Mitch Alderlieste has joined the Ken Ham’s Music Works team full time. Here he is playing a Maton SRS 70 guitar.
“The diversity of businesses on Scott Street is great and the street has a nice feeling to it. “Everywhere you look people are smiling and shopping which gives Scott Street a nice atmosphere,” he said. Ken Ham’s has also seen it’s share of change as it has evolved over the years to meet different demands. For a long time it had a specialised Hi-Fi area but last year Ken Ham’s Music Works shifted that focus to even more PA Sound equipment. The business has also picked up leading guitar brand Maton which designs and builds its entire range in Australia.
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“We have been trying to get the Maton agency in Marlborough for some time so we are thrilled to have it,” he said. On the staff front, Ken Ham’s Music Works has welcomed local boy and talented musician Mitch Alderlieste who joined the team full time along side Ge’d Carr. “We have been very fortunate to have such talented staff over the years and who all share a love for music. “It’s a nice industry to be in, it makes people smile, happy and gives pleasure,” Ken said. For all your music requirements call in and see the team at Ken Ham’s Music Works on Scott Street.
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Pictured are Special Olympics upper South Island regional coordinator Graeme Bain, new Warehouse manager Graham Lowe, outgoing manager Ian Daubney and Special Olympics Marlborough chairperson Chris Lane.
One of Scott Street’s latest changes was the closure of the popular Chequers Cafe and Wine Bar. But with every door closed more open, two more in fact when 2 Style Hair Design and Master Roast took up occupancy in the building this year.
Special Olympics Marlborough presented t he Wa rehouse Blenheim with a certificate of appreciation last week in recognition of their continued help with fundraising work. They hold six sausage sizzles on Warehouse premises each year. Special Olympics Marlborough
chairperson Chris Lane was delighted with the continuing arrangement. “It’s a great fundraiser for day-to-day expenses, and the athletes in residential care can be supported. “It’s steady and predictable and helps to raise public awareness.”
Special Olympics Marlborough has been in partnership with the Warehouse for 15 years in Greymouth and locally. Their local swimming event is being held this Saturday, while the next sausage sizzle is on May 10.
Police inbrief 60 years and going strong The Magazine Shop has been established in Scott Street well over 60 years, according to owner John Barry. John purchased The Magazine Shop in August 1975 and says it was there at least 25 years prior, making it one of the longest serving business in Scott Street. The business has shifted a number
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At 11.50pm a 46-year-old male was arrested on Scott St for offensive behaviour. He was held in custody until sober and then released with a pre charge warning.
At 2.45am a 26-year-old unemployed male was taken into custody due to his level of intoxication and his inability to look after himself. He was released when sober.
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At 1.30am a 16-year-old unemployed male was arrested on Leitrim St for taking a push bike. He has been referred to the Blenheim Youth Aid Section.
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At 2pm a 19-year-old unemployed male and an 18 year old apprentice builder were arrested for robbery. The men assaulted a 23-year-old man, and took his phone. They appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Monday morning.
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Some of the large crowd at the Blenheim ceremony. Peter Callaghan is the RSA wreath marshall.
By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim’s mayor is “proud” of Marlburians, and believes the turnouts to Anzac Day services showed the day’s message is stronger than ever. Alistair Sowman was at Blenheim’s 11am service, the Dawn Service in Picton and the 9am Renwick service, to remember those who served in conflict and peacekeeping operations. Services were also held in five other locations across the region on Friday morning, and high turnouts were recorded everywhere. Mr Sowman said he was happy with the people’s response during both Anzac Day and the royal visit, when Prince William laid a wreath to remember the fallen. He said the crowd was the largest he had seen in his ten years of attending Anzac services. “They all look bigger than the last one. I said last year’s was the biggest,
and I think this one was just as big, if not bigger.” The Blenheim service featured high youth involvement, with youngsters wearing medals, dressing up and laying wreaths. Mr Sowman said it was crucial this trend continued. “I think the future is bright, with such a strong youth connection. “If the tradition is to continue, they will take it forward. “They showed a very good understanding of the Anzac story, and the schools can take a lot of credit for that for encouraging research.” Speakers in Blenheim included retired major Rex Dodson and Blenheim RSA president John Forrest, and Mr Sowman said they were “relevant” and “told it like it was.” Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, and Mr Sowman said he would be speaking with the RSA in due course about plans for the special service.
Picton dawn parade The Picton Dawn Parade drew similar numbers to previous years, with young people again well represented. It was an especially moving ceremony, marking as it did 100 years since World War I was declared in 1914. Picton RSA president Alan Beaton, the first to speak, acknowledged this. He drew special attention to the scope of the sacrifice made by those who served in that conflict, as well as those which followed. Pastor Bill O’Brien, wearing the red beret of the SAS (Special Air Service) in which he formerly served, led the prayer. The moving singing of the Maori group Te Rerenga O Te Ra also added a special dimension to the ceremony. Eight of those attending were treated at the St John Ambulance station, three being carried after fainting during the service. Most, however, were decades younger than the returned service people on parade who stood firm during the 45-minute-long ceremony.
Aspects of war captured in floral displays Thirty members of the Marlborough Floral Art Club came together to present their take on Anzac Day last week. Their floral displays were on show at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce between Thursday and Sunday. Club publicity officer Birgite Bofelt said displays were varied, capturing different aspects of wartime. Examples included a display on ‘The Anzac Puppy,’ a dog which became the mascot for kiwi troops in WWI, and floral wreaths to symbolise the army, navy and air force.
Right: Jeremy Hall carries the Royal NZ Naval tribute while Roger Campbell carried the flag of the NZ Merchant Navy. In previous years the late Dave Williamson has carried this flag. Roger carried the flag in remembrance as there was no one left to do it.
Local man Frank Metcalfe attended the Renwick Anzac Day service wearing two prestigious medals awarded to his great uncle in the first World War.
Brave captain remembered On Anzac Day 99 years ago Captain James Metcalfe died during the First World War. He was a doctor who was caught in the firing line while looking after a medical station in France. The brave captain remained at the medical station to treat soldiers but was sadly killed. His death was nearly a century ago but his memory lived on when his great nephew Frank Metcalfe attended last week’s Anzac service in Renwick, wearing his two medals. Captain Metcalfe was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land, and the Distinguished Service Order, which recognized acts of gallantry by military officers for which a Victoria Cross was not appropriate. These two prestigious medals were awarded to Captain Metcalfe at different times and will ensure his sacrifice will always be remembered.
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St Johns Penguins, Ha nnah Richards, Tayla Lyford and Savana Laurenson took part in the Blenheim Anzac parade and wreath laying.
Councillor Cynthia Brookes, RNZAF’s Luke Elliott and Mayor Alistair Sowman at the Blenheim Anzac service.
fallen comrades. RSA member salutes
Young and old attended the Blenheim Anzac Day service.
MGC student Alice Schofield sings the NZ and Australian national antherns.
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Nicholas Logan, 8, Ben Ricketts, 2, Lyn Ricketts and Harry Ricketts, 2.
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St Mary’s School pupils Tristian Taylor, 12, and Shannon McLean, 13, were chosen to lay a wreath because they hav e shown potential for leadership.
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Marygold Miller places her poppy in the RSA commemorative box.
Veterans Bob Taylor and Ian Hislop.
Porter bear flags. Alister Allan and Mike Marlborough RSA president John Forrest (centre) pays his respects at Renwick’s Anzac Day service.
Laurin Gane with sons Ajay, 7, and Jake, 7.
RSA member salutes fallen comrades.
St John Penguins were part of the large number of young people at this year’s Blenheim Anzac ceremony.
Colleen Croft and Ashley Toms from the Blenheim Fire Brigade.
Luke Elliott RNZAF and Mayor Alistair Sowman lay a wreath from the Mayor, councillors and the citizens of Marlborough at the Blenheim Anzac service.
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Marlborough Harriers Thursday 1st May 2014 - is a pack/training run or walk leaving from the clubrooms at 6:00 pm. These are situated at Oliver Park on the corner of Weld and Cleghorn Streets. Reflector gear is compulsory. Joggers and walkers regardless of ability are welcome. Everyone is welcome to participate. Saturday 3rd May 2014 - is the Burton Cup at the Taylor Dam cross-country course at 2:00 pm. A race briefing will
be held at 1:45 pm. This is a handicapped event so please be there early to double-check your start time or have one allocated if you haven’t competed before. Walkers will start from scratch. Volunteers are needed for course-set up. Mt Vernon Grand Traverse (Sunday 15th June) - This is our major fundraiser of the year. Promotion flyers and entry forms are available at club runs.
Two funded cochlear implants for children Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced children with profound hearing loss will now receive two funded cochlear implants, and children under six with only one implant will be offered the opportunity to have a second funded implant. “Budget 2014 is providing an extra $6.3 million over four years for a bilateral cochlear implants programme for children,” says Mr Ryall. “Under the current policy, children with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears receive one funded cochlear implant. This new funding will mean from July 1, 2014 such children will receive two implants. “Some families have already privately funded a second implant for their child. We will provide these children with free follow up services, such as repairs, replacement speech processors and
spare batteries. “In addition to the $6.3 million for children’s bilateral cochlear implants, there will also be a one-off $1.1 million funding boost to reduce the wait list for adults requiring cochlear implants.” Around 86 people receive cochlear implants each year. Up to 16 are infants, 30 are children aged 2-18 years and 40 are adults. There is no waiting list for implants for children.
New online game deals with youth depression A new online game-style tool to help young people deal with depression has been launched as part of Prime Minister's Youth Mental Health Project SPARX. SPARX is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which teaches skills to cope with negative thoughts and feelings, including behaviours important in protecting against depression – problem solving, being active, positive cognition, social skills, and relaxation. “We know mental health is a big issue for teenagers with around one in five young people experiencing some form of problem during adolescence. "It’s important that they can get help when they need it. To do this effectively they need access to a range of forms of help and in different formats, including online,” said the Prime Minister. SF Marlborough manager Lyn Caughey said initiatives for youth in the area of support was something her organisation
supported. "While is has been designed to fit alongside other forms of mental health treatment, it would be very important to ensure that there is no reduction in existing services or options," she said. Users can access, register and start using SPARX independently and anonymously in their own time - making help available to more young people around New Zealand.”
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RUGBY Mayfair Pools and Spas are continuing to accept donations of rugby gear for the Cook Islands. If you have any rugby balls, rugby boots and/or head gear visit Mike and Lee-Anne Freeth at the store on Grove Road.
DUATHLON A duathlon takes place this weekend at the Rarangi Campground. It begins on Sunday, May 4, starting at 10am. Competitors run 5 kilometres, bike 20kms and run 2.5kms.
HARRIERS Those looking to sign up for the 2014 Harriers membership have until later today to seal their $10 discount. For more information visit the Harriers website.
SPEEDWAY The Eastern States Speedway Easter Extravaganza has been rescheduled, having been postponed due to the storm earlier this month. It will now take place on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 2pm. Vehicle checks begin at noon, and gates open at 11. Prizegivings for both the Extravaganza and the end of the season will be held after the event, beginning at 6:30pm.
Nelson trainer Murray Pash won three of the four harness races at last weekends Marlborough Harness race meeting at Waterlea. Twice with Arcano, owned by Ms M R Bickley, M P Robinson and once with Rosetta Stone owned by Mrs D M Berkett,
Mrs P L Gaugler, Mrs C B Pash. SP Doody drove all three winners for Pash. ABOVE: Arcano returns to the birdcage after winning the Haack Construction Mobile Pace 2400m on Sunday. Driver SP Doody and trainer Murray Pash.
Waterpolo making a splash in region By Adam Poulopoulos Friday’s youth grade waterpolo and flippa ball tournament is the latest initiative for two sports growing quickly in the region. The tournament begins at 9:30 at Stadium 2000, and features six single-sex teams, two male and four female. Kids range in age from 11 to 16. Flippa Ball and waterpolo coordinator Karyn Baunton said since regular school competitions began two years ago, the interest had spiked. “More schools are getting involved. Last term there were 13 teams in the flippa
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ball grade. Now there are 19. “It’s a really easy sport for kids to get involved in, with the stadium providing all the equipment and coaching, and it’s played midweek, so a lot of kids play something else on Saturdays too.” With teams usually unisex, Ms Baunton said single-sex teams would prepare players for rep competitions. Teams are being provided by schools around Marlborough, and two are from Queen Charlotte College.
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T he Ma rlborough Racing Club meeting on Sunday provided a record breaking win for Canterbury jockey David Walsh. Walsh won race 7, the Peter Yealands M a rlb o r o u g h C u p aboard Willy Duggan giving Walsh the most winners of any jockey in New Zealand. Walsh broke former jockey now trainer Lance O’Sullivan’s number of wins 2359. Walsh now holds the
Fine weather for the birds A “ ray of sunshine “ for the racing pigeons of Blenheim that were released at Christchurch at 8.30 am on Saturday. Inclement weather of recent weeks certainly made Saturdays beautiful day one to remember and assisted the pigeons in their flying times. The winning birds covering the distance in just under 3 hours to the loft of Alister Cooper of Renwick with a velocity of 1254.57 meters per minute. Only 32 seconds separated the 2nd place getter Donald Morrison of Spring Creek with his Blue Hen # 161 flying at 1251 mpm and the Two Fishers p/ship of central Blenheim into 3rd place with their chequer cockbird # 4455 flying a velocity of 1246.70 mpm. The first six positions in the club results were only separated by 1 minute 24 seconds showing just how good a day it was for flying.
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