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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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A group Wairau Valley garage sale will be held on June 21. The Wairau Valley Newsletter team is organising the day to encourage people from other areas to head along and check out a number of garage sales in the valley on the one day. Some sellers will have goods at their homes, while others will bring their items to the Wairau Valley Church carpark. People interested in joining the free event can contact, check out the Wairau Valley Facebook page or ring 572 2818.


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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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Peter Deacon and Allan Knox with Mr Knox's vintage model 'scram'. See more photos on page 14.

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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