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By Kristy Martin Paula Harborne and Hannah Law (pictured) are about to have the experience of a lifetime as they jet off to the USA for three months to work as camp counsellors. The Blenheim teenagers, both 2013 Marlborough Girls’ College graduates, will be away for the American summer after successfully applying for the Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) programme. Continued page 2


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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014 Three Marlburians have been recognised in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The list acknowledges a wide range of people who serve their communities and recognises those who have achieved something special.

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Alistair Boyce, of Waikawa, for services to education

Ian Cameron, of Havelock, for services to the community

John Orchard, of Blenheim, for services to heritage preservation

Mr Alistair Boyce has contributed services to education, particularly in the Picton community, for more than 38 years. He became a teacher in 1972 and retired as Deputy Principal at Queen Charlotte College in Picton in 2013. He was a participant in 1982 in the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation’s Pacific Circle Project presentation in 1982. Highly regarded for his caring and professional attitude, he has had an impact on Picton and the wider community for his teaching, mentoring and encouragement of students. He was an advocate of the children’s whanau and a support to staff in need. He has been heavily involved in the school’s extra-curricular events, supervising every social event as the Social Club Chair and the swimming pool each lunchtime. He has run extra tutorials for students, provided crisis support for students or their family members and is associated with the local marae. He has also coached and managed rugby teams, junior girls’ hockey, learn to swim programmes, rowing crews, water polo and girls’ netball. Mr Boyce acted as Examiner for Royal Lifesaving Awards, and worked as property manager for the school drama and musical productions among many other supervisory activities.

Ian Cameron is involved with a number of community organisations in the Marlborough area. Mr Cameron, as Registrar of the Blenheim District Court, promoted the idea of a Community Law Centre and initiated public meetings in 1993 that led to the establishment of the Marlborough Community Law Centre (MCLC) in 1996. He was appointed to the MCLC Board in 2010 and served as Secretary for two years. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2012. He is a member of the Marlborough Justices of the Peace Association’s Council. He serves on the Committee for the Community Organisations Grants Scheme for the upper South Island. He is Secretary and Treasurer of the Havelock Lions Club and is on the Board of Trustees for the Lions Earthquake Committee. He was on the steering committee for the Havelock Community Gardens Scheme and has managed the Gardens since inception, organising volunteers and distributing produce to the community. He is Secretary of Havelock Theatre Inc and is on the Committee of the Havelock Museum. He has been involved with St Marks Alcohol and Drug Residential Treatment Centre for 15 years as a Board member, and former Chairperson of St Marks Society.

John Orchard has contributed to the preservation of Marlborough District heritage for more than 30 years. Mr Orchard has been Head Teacher for the Marlborough Heritage Education Unit for the past fourteen years. He has run historical tours for the Department of Conservation, the Marlborough Historical Society and the Historic Places Trust. He has been a member of the Marlborough Historical Society for more than 30 years. He has helped restore historic buildings throughout the district, including the Molesworth Cottage and the Cob Cottage at Riverlands. He is a committee member of the Edwin Fox Society and the Marlborough Historic Places Trust. He organised the construction of replica bunks and stowage areas for the Edwin Fox to provide visitors an interactive experience of life on a cramped immigrant ship. He has served 29 years as President of the Blenheim Riverside Railway Society, helping to build the railway from Brayshaw Heritage Park to central Blenheim and Omaka. Mr Orchard has also served as President of Brayshaw Heritage Park Administrators and provided outdoor education and on-site history courses for Marlborough Boys’ College. AWARDS Marlborough District Council Award, 2005

US camps a good option for graduates Continued from page 1 “It was a very thorough process,” explained Paula, who applied online, filled out numerous forms and went through several interview stages before being declared successful. “We had to have Skype interviews with the directors and had to make videos of ourselves, but it was a lot of fun,” she said. Paula, 18, is heading to Florida

for 10 weeks to be a counsellor at a day camp, where she will conduct a range of sporting activities for children aged six to 12. Meanwhile Hannah, also 18, is off to a scout camp in Colorado where she will lead six to 17-year-olds on activites like tramping, ropes courses and archery. The teenagers paid their application fees and flights but will get free food

and accommodation plus an allowance during their work placements. Both were nervous prior to leaving, as they had not done any solo international travel. But they were looking forward to the experience and to the 30 days they each get to explore the US once their placement is over. Paula says the experience is something other teenagers should consider

if they are looking to do something meaningful during their gap year. CCUSA New Zealand director Liz Andrews encouraged more Marlburians to apply. “Participants from Blenheim always seem to have the perfect skill set for us, usually having grown up doing the skills camps are hiring for and being acquainted with the ‘outdoorsy’ lifestyle,” she said.

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Boys and their toys By Kristy Martin The skies above Ara vineyard were buzzing during the Blenheim Model Aero Club’s annual fly-in at the weekend. The two-day event featured “lots of different aspects of modelling, from chuck gliders to model turbine jets,” said club secretary-treasurer Murray Herd. Numbers were down on last year’s fly-in, with 15 registered pilots on Saturday, some of whom came from Nelson and Christchurch for the event. Allan Knox of the Blenheim Model Aero Club flew his vintage power model ‘scram’, a US-designed plane from 1938. Mr Knox, who has been building model planes for 52 years, and fellow club member Peter Deacon were also testing a variometer, which measures the rate and change in altitude of an aircraft. Spectators enjoyed watching Graham Smithson’s model de Havilland Vampire take to the skies. Mr Smithson, from Nelson, built the one-fifth scale jet turbine himself. The fly-in event concluded on Sunday.


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TWO INJURED IN CRASH A woman and two children were taken to hospital after a car crash on Saturday morning. Two ambulances attended the single vehicle crash on Northbank Road, which saw a woman aged in her late 30’s suffer a head injury. A seven-year-old girl received a seatbelt contusion and a three-yearold girl who was also a passenger was not injured. All three were taken to Wairau Hospital.


Mr Fleming said some clinicians and patients would have to travel between the two sites. “Our challenge is to provide services as close to home as possible whilst best utilising our district’s collective resources. “This means that some clinicians will need to travel and some patients may be offered faster treatment but may be required to travel. “This does not detract from our commitment to provide core services at both Nelson and Wairau Hospital. “We are currently investigating how to support staff and patient travel across the district.”

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NMDHB chair Jenny Black said, “This report sets a platform for the DHB to work from to ensure clinically and financially sustainable and high quality hospital service provision across the district. “We invite the public to come to hear the results of the review and discuss with us the pathway we take to ensure continued robust services across the Top of the South,” she said. The meeting will held from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday June 18 at the Scenic Hotel in Blenheim. The report is available on the DHB website www.nmdhb.govt. nz

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to services regardless of whether you live in Nelson, Marlborough or Tasman,” NMDHB chief executive Chris Fleming said. “The recommendations pose many challenges to both the DHB and the wider community requiring us all to rethink how we provide services and how services are accessed by the community.” The report proposes a greater board/management presence at Wairau Hospital to improve clinical governance and inclusivity. The public is invited hear the report’s results and to comment on the future of the hospital at a public meeting scheduled for later this month.

A man who cut his face with an angle grinder was airlifted to hospital from D’Urville Island in the Sounds on Sunday. The 46-year-old Nelson man was doing some working activity when the accident happened in the evening. The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter landed on the shore line at Paddys Bay and the man was assessed before being flown to Nelson Hospital in a stable condition.

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Hospital report released for discussion An independent review into Wairau and Nelson hospitals has recommended around-the-clock acute and elective services across the two locations, however the district health board says this does not mean identical services will be able to be provided on both sites. The independent report prepared for Nelson Marlborough DHB was endorsed by the board for the purpose of discussing with staff and the wider community. “The report does not advocate radical revolution but an evolution of systems that bring Marlborough and Nelson services closer together under ‘one service two sites’, providing equitable access


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Richard named farming leader A Marlborough farmer has been hailed a leader among his generation and is one of six New Zealanders selected to take part in an international farming ‘master class’ in the Netherlands. Sheep and beef producer Richard Laugesen will this week represent our region and the country at the first-ever Rabobank Young Farmers Master Class. The gathering brings together 40 forward-thinking young primary producers, from a range of countries, who have each been identified to be among the agricultural leaders of tomorrow. Staged by global agricultural banking specialist Rabobank, the Young Farmers Master Class is an initiative that recognises the shared role the coming generation of farmers will play in the future challenges of global agriculture and feeding the world. Rabobank New Zealand chief

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executive Ben Russell said it was vital to support and nurture this next generation of farmers, who face increasing challenges in agriculture including farm succession, environmental sustainability, the increasing need for innovation and the

challenges of operating in an increasingly sophisticated market. “Much of the success in achieving a food-secure future for the world will depend on the development of these younger farmers and their abilities to

Woody Pig and Deer Hunt results Hunters of all ages turned out for the Woodbourne Tavern Pig and Deer Hunt 2014 held at the weekend. Entries were up 10 per cent on last year, with 87 open contestants, 10 teenagers and 50 kids taking part. There were 65 pigs brought in for the weigh-in

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innovate, their farming skills and their capability to produce more sustainably, with less impact on the environment.” The master class will encompass an intensive program, including presentations from food and agriculture researchers and leading global innovators, interactive professional and personal development sessions and visits to flagship agricultural companies. The farmers will visit the world-renowned Wagening University Research food and agri knowledge centre and a state-of-the-art dairy research centre. They will also hear talks from global social media expert Danny Mekic and soil and crop research entrepreneur Henri Hekman. Participants also have the option of a farm stay, to learn from, and network with, other leading young farmers in the Netherlands, which Mr Laugesen has chosen to do.

Above: Mason McDonald, 9, checks out some of the pigs brought in for the weigh-in. Right: Michaela GrantDredge, 5, from Blenheim was thrilled with her catch.

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on Sunday, 18 deer and 76 possums, rabbits and hares. Tavern owner Rowan Ingpen said the deer were in good condition and with lots of pigs of average weight, the competition was hotly contested. Winners included Tim Ensor with his 83.9kg pig and Scott Downing, who brought in a 118.45kg deer. 16.45kg Pig 1st Willy Delany 53.25kg OPEN Deer 1st Scott Downing 118.45kg Pig 1st Tim Ensor 83.90kg Best Tusks - Ryan Phillips

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Local sparks search An 85-year-old Blenheim man has made international headlines after he activated an emergency locator beacon when he became stuck in the mud while searching for gold in the USA. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) was alerted to the New Zealand-registered personal locator beacon after it was activated on Friday morning, despite it being on the other side of the world. RCCNZ senior search and rescue officer Mike Roberts said they contacted authorities in California after receiving information about the beacon’s owner. “Because the beacon was registered we were able to quickly confirm with the man’s emergency contact, his son,

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What did you get up to this Queen’s Birthday long weekend?

Alan Eldridge South Australia Touring New Zealand. We were down in Queenstown on Saturday and drove up here from Christchurch on Monday.

Ana Collelo Blenheim My son has just recovered from chicken pox so we couldn’t go anywhere. We stripped the wallpaper off my daughter’s bedroom and went for a walk on the Taylor River.

Charlie Costello Blenheim I went up to Lake Rotoiti and stayed with a friend. You’d have thought the frost was snow it was so white!

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Thank you Dear Ed, Coming home on my mobility scooter, it started to go very slowly. I got to a wee rise in Muller Rd when it refused to move. I was sitting helpless when a kind man stopped and got out of the car to help me. He had followed me going so slow that he said he’d push it, so he did all the way home. Thank you, may God be good to you and your patient wife who waited in the car. Thanks so much. KMW

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Budget blunders Dear Ed, I thought it prudent to introduce some facts about National’s recent Budget – the “fudge-it Budget”, with its paper thin, smoke and mirrors surplus. National have managed to scrape into surplus by keeping ACC levies $122m higher than they need to be (ACC’s future liabilities are already more than 100% funded), disguising $375m of NZTA (transport) spending as a zero interest loan and reducing the spend on the Canterbury rebuild’s local infrastructure by $560m. Additionally, an effective cut of $40m to the New Zealand Police was made.

The Budget forecasts growth to deteriorate and halve over the next four years. The current account deficit is forecast to worsen – New Zealand will continue under National to spend more offshore than we make, which means we are going backwards – not to mention the $56b worth of debt National has slapped on the country’s credit card. Compare this to Labour – the Labour Government ran a surplus every year it was in office, paid net core crown debt down to zero and invested heavily in New Zealand’s future. Corey Hebberd

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New library Dear Ed, I would like to suggest that the new library should be built on the Civic Theatre site. With a brand new building, not a renovated one, Blenheim would have an icon that everyone would be proud of. It would be central to transport, shopping and with good parking facilities in the vicinity. Margaret Scott

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Steaking his claim In an age where supermarkets reign and small, locally owned businesses are a dying breed, Meaters of Marlborough is thriving. Butcher Mike Newman tells Kristy Martin the secrets of his success.

Mike Newman has worked in the same building for 38 years. He started his butchery apprenticeship at 16 in a small retail shop on Maxwell Road known as Snowpack Meat Market. Thirty-eight years on, he is now the owner of the building and the business, Meaters of Marlborough. “There’s not too many of us left now,” Mike says of butcher shops. Meaters’ stock comes from Harris Meats in Cheviot. “They became our supplier within six weeks of our abattoir (Master Butchers Marlborough) closing. “Owner Bryan Harris and I have developed a great relationship and we’re guaranteed the best stock.” Mike says when MBM closed down 10 years ago, he was forced to buy his own truck

w h i c h now does a we ek ly pick-up of six tonnes of meat. “If we don’t h ave b e t t e r meat consistently, then we’ve got no business. “It was a huge thing for me to do, financially, but I had confidence in the industry and my banker enjoyed a good steak,” he laughs. The meat arrives at the shop in carcass form – whole lambs and pigs and quartered beef. Mike and his team hang it up to age and cut it to their own requirements. The winning recipe for Meaters has been its combination of using traditional butchery techniques, while at the same time keeping up with modern trends and, of course, the fresh quality meat. And boy, do Marlburians love their meat. “Everyone still enjoys the family roast, but it doesn’t happen every week like it used to,” Mike says. “We have up to 80 different meats available to our customers every day.” This includes everything from steaks and sausages to kebabs, pastries and schnitzels.

Meaters’ staff also make their own bacon and small goods, which is a huge strength for the business. “We have a variety of meats to cater for the many different ethnic groups now in Marlborough,” Mike says. “We’ve got a different culture in Blenheim now, thanks to the wine industry, and I like to think there is nothing we can’t get or do.” Mike is a ‘born and bred’ Marlburian who grew up on a rural property with six siblings. He always wanted his own farm but it was his mother’s desire to see him become a tradesman that steered Mike toward the meat industry. He was straight out of school when he started his butchery apprenticeship under the late Alan Burr (“a great man”). “If I was going to buy a butchery business this was the one that was going to last,” Mike explains. It was a gamble because, at that time, other outlets were closing down. But it paid off. The business now employs 16 staff, including two apprentices, one being Mike’s son, Kieran. Mike works 12-hour weekdays and 10 hours on Saturdays. “I try to keep out of there on a Sunday but it doesn’t always happen,” he chuckles. Mike says his business has outgrown its premises and he is now considering knocking down the shop and building a new one.

The purpose-built retail and processing facility would not only stock meat but local wine and breads too. “To come to Meaters it has to be an experience. “We have to provide advice, a bit of banter and a professional, friendly service.” Mike is also very big on supporting local charities, fundraisers and community groups and has given away countless piles of meat to aid many worthy causes. He says this is his way of giving back to the community. “Marlborough has been good to me. “I spend a lot of time in the shop and don’t get to go out and do as many community things as I would like, so this is my way of giving back. “Local businesses need to put it back because it is the local people that keep the business going.”


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Roundabout work begins Work has begun on a new roundabout at the corner of Boyce Street and Middle Renwick Road in Springlands. Marlborough Roads is asking drivers to be patient as delays are expected. The work is part of a $1.4 million project that will see two roundabouts built on Middle Renwick Road (SH6), which has experienced significant traffic increases with the development of Pak n’ Save and Bunnings at Westwood. The second roundabout will be constructed at the Battys Road intersection. Marlborough Roads is also currently upgrading the Weld Street and Stephenson Street intersection in order to improve safety. Highway manager Frank Porter said the work includes replacing the kerb and channel and upgrading the footpath on the eastern side of Weld Street, from Stephenson Street to Muller Road. “When the work is complete there will be no confusion as to give-way priorities which will make this intersection safer,” he said. The intersection works should be com-

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With the help of volunteers we work with local health professionals and community groups to ensure that information about living well, cancer treatment and support, and survivorship, anyone whoorneeds it; free or For more information (includingis available venuetodetails) to register with minimal It is important to us that your interest in these events, contact 03 charges. 579 4379 . we reach everyone who needs our help and information, th if you know of anyone who may th benefit from our services please cut out this newsletter and pass it on.

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Book fair: Friday 13 – Sunday 15

Clinton Banks shows some of the desserts now available in the evenings at 23 Grove Road Coffee House.

‘Extinct’ animal found alive in Sounds A marine animal thought to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well and living near in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Called Protulophila, this new ‘living fossil’ forms a network of tiny holes in the chalky tubes of marine worms called serpulids. Fossil examples were discovered this year by a group of scientists including NIWA marine biologist Dr Dennis Gordon, Dr Paul Taylor of London’s Natural History Museum and Drs Lee Hsiang Liow, Kjetil Voje and Seabourne Rust of the University of Oslo. Protulophila was thought to have been extinct for four million years following a long geological history extending back 170 million years into the Middle Jurassic period in Europe.

Protulophila, a marina animal thought to be extinct, has been found living in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Image supplied.

According to Dr Gordon, living fossils are animals and plants with long geo-

logical histories but which are now rare or uncommon. “Finding living Protulophila is a rare example of how knowledge of fossils has led to the discovery of living biodiversity,” he said. “It’s very exciting. “Our detective work has also suggested the possibility that Protulophila may be the missing polyp stage of a hydroid in which only the tiny planktonic jellyfish stage is known. “Many hydroid species have a two-stage life cycle and often the two stages have never been matched. “Our discovery may thus mean that we are solving two puzzles at once.” The next step for the scientists will be to collect fresh samples from Queen Charlotte Sound for gene sequencing.

O’Connor speaks on Seddon’s water issues Labour’s spokesperson for Primary Industries, Damien O’Connor, will be in Blenheim on Monday to meet with local organisations and businesses associated with primary production in the Marlborough

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region. He will also speak at a public meeting in Seddon to discuss local concerns such as the town’s water supply issues. Mr O’Connor will visit local timber mills, recognising the


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9.30am – 4.30pm Introducing At 53 Charles Street (Old Blue Door our friendly staff building) Margot Wilson, RN-Manager and Support and Come along and have a lookInformation at ourProvider Payne, RN-Health Promoter vast selection of pre-lovedCorinne books, (relief support and Information provider) including fiction, non-fiction and Hilary Gill, Finance and Retail Co-ordinator children’s books. Volunteer All money raised from theJasmine bookMcDonald, sale will go to support Co-ordinator and Administrator. local people affected by cancer in our community. We How can help? appreciate your generous support verywemuch. Our team welcomes enquiries from community groups, Maraes, schools, etc. whothwould like a th workshop or talk from the Cancer Society. We are happy to visit Picton and Rural Marlborough.

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National Volunteer Week gives us another opportunity to Diary,help June-July thank the many volunteers who us in so 2009 many ways at the Cancer Society. For more information (including venue details) or register yourwe interest in theselove events,you contactto To thank you all for your gifttoof time would 03 579 4379 or call in at the Cancer Society Rooms and join us for coffee Yoga Classes – gentle and relaxing yoga and cake during this week. sessions; bring your loved one or a fellow survivor along for some time out. Tuesdays, 5:30-7.00pm.

Bella Donna Lingerie – closing down Gynaecological Cancers Network – for sale women with a diagnosis of Cancer of the uterus, cervix, ovary ortovulva. Thursday, Bella Donna Lingerie will beendometrium, closing the doors their retail June 11, 6.00-7:30pm shop on the 7th of June, and everything must go prior to Sleep Workshops – Sleep disruption is common this date. So pop in and havein people a look. with a cancer diagnosis, making coping more difficult. This course, over two Owner Carolyn Orchard will continue to look afterrunexisting Saturdays, looks at practical ways to improve and new mastectomy customers, with an at-home or sleep for well-being – Saturday, June 13 and 27. mobile service. Carolyn can be contacted for this service on Did you know that Bowel cancer is one of the 027 233 1124, or the Cancermost Society 579among 4379. commonon cancers men and women in NZ? Public Lecture – “Reducing the Impact of Bowel Cancer – what can you do?” Speaker Dr A Luck (colorectal surgeon). Come along to hear one of Australia’s experts on the subject to find out more. Tuesday, June 16, 7.00-8:30pm, Scenic Circle Hotel (Seymour Street.)

Congratulations to WINZ – A smokefree vision

WINZ Blenheim promoted Smokefree for the month of BreastDVD, Cancerand Support Mid-Winter May. They showed a Smokefree hadServices, conversations Function, Thursday, July 2, 6:30-8:30pm. with those wanting to quit. Prostate Cancer Informal Dinner Meeting – for Well done to WINZ who are supporting the Smokefree men and their partners, Wednesday, July 15, 6.00-8.00pm. Please phone us for venue details. 2025 vision.

Cancer Contacts Cancer Society Marlborough, The Forum, PO Box 233, Blenheim; Phone 03 579 4379; Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am-4:30pm Email address: Cancer helpline: 0800 CANCER (226 237) Cancer Society website: Robin Mortimer, Manager of WINZ Blenheim. for reliable and up to date information, links and chat forums.

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The The CancerForum, Society is funded entirely by Cancer Society Marlborough, charitable donations and thanks the Marlborough PO Box 233, Blenheim; Phone 03 579 4379; community for its continued support. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4:30pm Email address: Cancer helpline: 0800 CANCER (226 237) Cancer Society website: for reliable and up to date information, links and chat forums.

The Cancer Society is funded entirely by charitable donations and thanks the Marlborough community for its continued support.


By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim cafe is looking to satisfy the town’s evening dessert cravings by extending their opening hours. As of yesterday, 23 Grove Road Coffee House is now open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights, serving desserts, coffees and other hot drinks. Clinton Banks, who co-owns the cafe with wife Tamsin said he wanted to provide a new option for Blenheim. “When Tamsin and I were dating we used to get hot chocolate and desserts in places in Christchurch, and I think Blenheim could use a place like that. “It was one of the ideas we had from the start, but we were so busy we didn’t have a chance to create it.” He said the cafe’s family following would help to create a friendly atmosphere. “It’ll be a non-alcoholic, family-friendly place where you can have date night or family night. “If it works ok we might look to expand it to more nights.” The cafe celebrated its first birthday at the start of May.


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BACON: Caroline and Dave are pleased to announce the arrival of Leila Violet (7lb 2oz), a little sister for Jack Howie. Born May 27, 2014 at 5:39am at Wairau Hospital. Many thanks to Angela White, Nicky Taylor, Carmen and all the staff at Ward One.

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MILLER: Geoffrey and Louise (nee Wallace) are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby, McKenzie Mary Miller (7lb 7oz) born June 2, 2014 at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Shona Wills, the theatre team and staff at Ward One. Both doing well.

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The Blenheim Model Aero Club’s annual Queen’s Birthday weekend fly-in was held at Ara vineyard, 10km west of Renwick, on Saturday and Sunday.

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 Three generations - Doug Baunton from Hawea Model Aero Club with . his son Deane Baunton and grandson Greg Baunton, both from Renwick

Marlene Smithson with  Ronette Heiford and . nes pla one of the model

Woody Pig & Deer Hunt Hunters of all ages took part in the Woody Pig & Deer Hunt over the weekend. The event, hosted by the Woodbourne Tavern, also attracted plenty of spectators at Sunday’s weigh-in.

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 Brothers Will and Gus Matheson, aged 5 and 3, from Blenheim.


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community notices Bingo/Housie - 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm. Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 3 supers 1 of $1000, raffles and meals from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra

Blenheim Healing Rooms - open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am - 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayers available to anyone. Phone 578 9704. Family/Whanau for information/ advocacy/support - for 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.

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

Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline.

Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)

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St Christopher’s Goodwill - Friday 6th. June 9am - Noon at the Church Hall Redwoodtown (opp Countdown) Usual bargains good used clothing, household goods and books.

The Blue Door - is 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. The Hospice Shop, Redwoodtown - We have great range of warm winter clothing in both of our shops now, come and check it out.

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

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death notices LESTER, Anthony Spencer(Tony): Passed away peacefully on Friday May 30 2014 after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Mandi, loved son of the late Hugh and Dorothy, loved brother of Keith, Maureen and Colin (England). Loved uncle of all his nephews and nieces. Messages to 27a Tereice Street, Blenheim, 7201. A service for Tony will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Parker and Hutcheson Streets, Blenheim at 2pm Thursday June 5 followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Rowing badge unearthed Picton police are trying to locate the owner of a silver rowing badge (pictured) found on the roadside earlier this month. Watchhouse officer Mary Cooper said the item was quite dirty when it was found by a member of the public. “When the finder cleaned it up a lovely badge was discovered,” she said. Anyone with any information on the badge or who its owner might be can contact Mary at the Picton police station on (03) 520 3120 or

More doctors on staff The Ministry of Health says record numbers of doctors and nurses are at the bedside caring for patients in public hospitals in Nelson/Marlborough. As of March 31 this year, there were 177 doctors and 547 nurses employed by Nelson/Marlborough District Health Board – over 30 more doctors and 40 more nurses than 2008. This includes 20 more senior doctors and 17 more senior nurses. Health Minister Tony Ryall says the number of doctors and nurses working in the public health service continues to grow. “More doctors and nurses means faster treatment and better experiences for patients and their families,” he said.


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The Marlborough RSA wish to thank all those persons who gave of their time to assist with the annual Burleigh Memorial Olive Grove harvest over Friday to Sunday last weekend. Your contribution enabled us to harvest 9.81 tonne and the grade of the product is very high indeed. Besides the huge efforts of our veterans and members, the efforts of Team Harcourts, The Delta Group and the NMIT students were most appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the companionship and the excellent morning and afternoon teas. Unfortunately, we could not harvest five rows in the block nearest the Burleigh Bridge and we now invite the public to help themselves. A very tried and true pickling recipe is available from the Three Services website at and it is one that is proven and very successful. President

Aerial topdressing Wither Hills Farm Park Fertilizer application will commence during the week of 1st June and will continue until completed. Activities will be focused on the Quail and Wither Stream Catchments. Inserted on behalf of Marlborough District Council by: Property and Land Management Services Ltd Ron Sutherland 027 220 7299 or Mark Smith 027 245 9613

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Accounts Receivable Officer Are you a team player, adaptable, self-motivated, computer literate, familiar with accounts receivable and the Microsoft Office Suite? We are looking for clerical support in our Accounts Receivable team with the primary tasks of initiating debtor invoicing, running and reconciling reports and assisting with credit management. Hours are 20 a week 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. You will have a good head for numbers and practical experience in debtors/accounts. A debt collection background would be an advantage.

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Laboratory technician Marlborough Vintners are looking for a lab technician to join our team. This is for a fix term to cover maternity leave. You must have winery experience and laboratory experience of at least 3 years.

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SALES AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Blenheim Toyota offers the chance to join our service department team repairing, maintaining and servicing vehicles in our fully equipped and busy workshop. To be considered for this position, applicants must have the following skills: • A trade qualification or be an experienced apprentice or technician • Be professional and reliable • Excellent communication skills • A current NZ drivers license • WOF certification preferred, but not essential The successful applicant will enjoy working within a great company atmosphere, focused on customer service and achievement of department goals. On-going training and development is offered for this role. If you have what it takes to be a part of this team, please reply with a covering letter and a copy of your CV outlining your work history and qualifications to: Blenheim Toyota, P O Box 802, Blenheim or by Tuesday 10th June 2014 training and education

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Nelson Management Limited manages 78,000ha of high quality radiata pine plantations located in the Marlborough / Nelson regions and the Kaituna Sawmill, Marlborough on behalf of Nelson Forests Limited (NFL). The company harvests approximately 2,200 ha of plantation forest annually all of which is replanted the following year. The Kaituna Sawmill processes 90,000 m3 of Pruned Sawlog annually. In 2010 the company was awarded the internationally recognised FSC certification for both logs and processed products. Directly and indirectly the company provides employment for more than 600 people in the region. Due to an internal promotion an opportunity has arisen for you to join our vibrant and innovative team at Kaituna Sawmill, Renwick, Marlborough in the position of;

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We require a person who strives in the mechanical maintenance and engineering environment, has great communication and team leadership skill. The successful candidate will ideally need to;  Have a mechanical maintenance background, minimum trade served.  Have progressed your career to maintenance management level or senior maintenance team leader.  Be experience in developing and leading a high performance maintenance team.  Have the drive and passion for achieving excellent process reliability results.  Be an effective communicator with the ability to gain the confidence of maintenance engineers, team leaders and sub-contractors.  Be proficient in prioritising and supporting scheduled planned maintenance.  Previous experience of managing an engineering budget, critical spares inventory and maintenance cost control is desirable. Your passion for on-going engineering excellence will ensure that you will trive within our operational culture and innovative environment. An attractive package will be offered to the successful candidate. All applicants should apply in writing and supply an up to date Curriculum Vitae to; ‘Maintenance Manager’, Ms Bim Rogers, Nelson Management, Private Bag 5, Richmond, Nelson 7050 In your letter of application clearly state why you believe that you are the right person for this role. A position description will be made available to shortlisted candidates. All applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or possess Permanent New Zealand Residence Status at time of application. Nelson Management Ltd operates a preemployment drug and alcohol testing policy and is an equal opportunity employer. Closing date for applications will be 16th June 2014.


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Call for public sex offender register The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the government to develop a public sex offender register, according to Blenheim woman and SST spokesperson for the prevention of child abuse Nadia Crighton. “It’s clear this is what the NZ public want, people have a right to know who is living in their communities, near their schools and posing a possible threat to their children.” Ms Crighton is pointing to the recent case of Masterton resident Dean Cooper who was jailed for two years and four months in 2008 for possessing pictures and movies of children being sexually abused. He was also fined $5000 in 1999 for trading child sexual abuse images. Information of his whereabouts was made public when fliers and emails were distributed warning local residents. “People want to know this information,” Ms Crighton said. “The fact that Cooper is living near a school is what is making communities angry. “This information needs to be more readily available, and schools should be notified when people such as this are living close by.”

Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesperson for the Prevention of Child Abuse Nadia Crighton speaks about the need for a public Sex Offenders Register.

Scarf Expo set for Sunday By Celeste Lodewyk “One can never have too many scarves.” This was the message from Marlborough Creative Fibre Guild president Nancy Taylor who is one of many members that will be displaying their handcrafted creations for the public next week. The Guild is hosting its annual Scarf Expo from June 8 - 14 and has over 200 scarves for the expo which will also be for sale. What makes this expo unique is that each of the scarves are one-off creations and made from a variety of skillsets, including felters, weavers, spinners and knitters. The colours, techniques, patterns and styles are what make the expo vibrant and interesting, and

the community is encouraged to go along and see it for themselves. Throughout the expo there will also be demonstrations and workshops where people can see and experience the crafts for themselves and talk to members. It will be held at 22 Scott Street where out front will be a tree decorated in various types of scarves. Guild members want to share their knowledge so that these fibre skills carry on from generation to generation, so anyone would like to find out more they can visit the expo. The Marlborough Creative Fibre Guild has 70 local members and meets weekly and monthly at its rooms located at Brayshaw Park.

Marlborough Creative Fibre Guild members Jan Hannay and Nancy Taylor (president) hang scarves on a tree in Scott Street to mark their Scarf Expo beginning Sunday. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.

There were also calls for the database to not only contain information about child-sex offenders but to include those found guilty of serious violent and sexual offending, she said. “The public model works overseas and there is no reason why it couldn’t and shouldn’t work in NZ.”

Giving thanks

A group of Red Cross Marlborough volunteers have thanked the Men’s Shed for building them a flag pole to march with in the Anzac Day parade. The flagpole was created from wood and painted white with a red cross on top to signify the international organisation that provides humanitarian aid worldwide. From left to right, Red Cross volunteers Wendy Inder, Ray Waters and Jack Jansen with David McDonald and Damen Best from the Men’s shed. Photo supplied.

May weather sunnier and drier than usual

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May 2014 was drier, sunnier and warmer than average, according to data collected at the Blenheim Meteorological station. Rainfall for the month was well down on last year’s figures, with a total of 16mm received. Rainfall for May 2013 was 94.4 mm. There were 199.1 hours sunshine recorded this May compared with 182.5 last year and 185.4 in 2012.

May 2014 was the sunniest May since 2008, when the month recorded 200.9 hours sunshine.

Blenheim has had 1058.2 hours of sunshine for the five months from January to May, which is only 5.5 hours less than the longterm average. There were two ground frosts recorded in May this year and one air frost, compared with seven grounds frosts last May and one air frost in 2013. The coldest morning of the month was May 27, with an air frost of -0.8°C and a ground frost of -4.7°C.

All hands on deck A competition challenging the region’s youth to design their own skateboards is underway. Board Art 2014 Marlborough, run by the Marlborough Youth Council, is asking youth to submit their designs to the Marlborough Library or the Millenium Art Gallery by Friday, June 27. The entries will be judged, and showcased around the gallery and the CBD as part of an exhibition beginning in September. Youth Council member Jonathan Cash said he hoped the designs would help show Marlbor-

ough’s youth in a positive light. “I believe this project is a great start, and will certainly highlight the artistic talent of youth here in Marlborough. “I can’t wait to see the final result and see the boards all around our community.” Creativity is being encouraged, as the boards do not have to be functional. For more information, visit the Board Art 2014 Marlborough Facebook page or pick up a flyer from either the Marlborough Library or the Millenium Art Gallery.

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Marlburians in national touch squads By Adam Poulopoulos Years of hard work have paid off for Blenheim-based touch rugby player Jordy Newman (pictured) after he was named in the New Zealand under-21 men’s squad. Newman, 20, will convene with the rest of the squad in Auckland in October for a training camp. All going well, Newman hopes to make the team to head to Australia for the TransTasman series next January. Newman’s call-up is just one of a number of recent success stories for Marlborough Touch. Te Hauora Campbell has made the New Zealand under-17 mixed and under-19 men’s squads, Pippa Andrews is in the under-19 women’s squad and Jordan Peipi has been named as a New Zealand Development player. Also, Cameron MacDonaldPederson has been named in the referees training squad for

the 2015 Touch World Cup. Newman said he was delighted after he received the call to say he’d made it. “It was a bit of a shock, and I was pretty stoked. It didn’t

really sink in for a couple of days.” He said he was thankful for the support of his family and coaches. “My family were a bit happier

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than what I was to start with. They were ecstatic really.” Newman was spotted in March, playing for the Tasman open mixed team at nationals in Auckland, where they finished seventh. He said the team had prepared strongly in the six months before the tournament. “ T he players based in Blenheim had to go to Nelson every Saturday for training, and all the effort was well worth it.” The Marlborough Boys’ College old boy said he began playing the game aged seven, during his days at Blenheim School. “School asked me to play and ever since then I’ve kept playing.” Newman, who works for Scaffold Marlborough, also plays first-five for the Moutere Senior A rugby union team, and lists Shaun Johnson and Benji Marshall as his sporting icons.

Kentucky Derby delight for Don By Adam Poulopoulos The thoroughbred he was there to see may have pulled up lame, but Blenheim-based horse breeder Don Morrison still enjoyed his trip to the Kentucky Derby last month. Don, a horse breeder for about 30 years, spent ten days in the southern state, enough time to take in the 140th running of the race in Louisville. He was encouraged to go over by his old stable hand Eamonn Cleary, a former boarder at Marlborough Boys’ College. Eamonn’s dad, the late Eamon Cleary, owned Clearsky stud farm in Kentucky. One of his horses, New Year’s Day, became favourite for the Derby after winning the Breeders’ Cup last year, but never raced after sustaining a career-ending injury. By that time, Don was committed to his trip, and he said it was worth going to see the race anyway.

“There were about 170,000 people in the crowd. “It’s a bit like the Melbourne Cup for America - a lot of people don’t go for the racing.” He said he put some money on California Chrome, who ended up winning the race. “It paid for my day out anyway!” “I didn’t know anything about the other horses - it was more about the day out really.” During the rest of his 10-day stay in Kentucky, Don also went on a tour of the stud farms. “It’s a lot like Cambridge, but another step up again. “Cambridge has a couple of good farms, but there it was one after another after another. “It was very green when we went there - Kentucky bluegrass of course.” Don also spent time in both Las Vegas and Hawaii before returning home.


The Rarangi Duathlon will take place on Sunday, June 8 from 10am. The event includes a five kilometre run, 20km bike and 2.5km run. Both individuals and teams are encouraged ot turn up on the day.

HARRIERS The Marlborough Harriers’ Thursday run departs from the clubrooms at 6pm. Reflector gear is compulsory, and everyone is welcome to participate. The Saturday pack run departs from Jim and Mary Lissaman’s farm, 423 Haldons Road, Seddon, at 2pm. There is also a children’s run organised, and don’t forget to bring a plate for afternoon tea.


The next Epay Silver Fern Rally will begin in Picton later in the year. About 1100 kilometres long, the rally kicks off on Saturday, November 8, and finishes in Queenstown a week later. For more information visit the Silver Fern Rally website.

GRAND TRAVERSE Entries are being taken and volunteers are wanted for the Mt Vernon Grand Traverse. The event is set to take place on Sunday, June 15. For more information and to enter, visit the Harriers website, and to volunteer email Tracey at



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