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Stars show delivers ‘incredible’ talent Story and photos by Celeste Lodewyk Friday night’s 2014 Spring Creek Lions and Districts Stars In Your Eyes Show showcased incredible talent, but there could only be one winner - 17-year-old Mitch Alderlieste. Mitch performed as INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, mimicking his exact moves and personality and captivating the audience with his voice. “I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t know what to say when they called my name. “The other acts were all amazing

and put on great performances, the whole show was a great event. “It was incredible and I totally recommend anyone wanting to get on stage and have a go,” he said. Mitch won $1000 which he will be donating to Blenheim School. Hayden Lawrence won second place with his life-like performance as Billy Joel followed by Annabelle Lewis as Birdy in third place. Hayden won $750 which will be donated to Marlborough Youth Branch Asthma Foundation, and Annabelle won $500 which will be donated to Synergy Youth Mentor-

ing. The show was opened by compere and celebrity judge Jackie Clarke who had the audience in stitches throughout the night. “I can’t believe how talented people are from Marlborough, I can’t tell the difference between them and the artists they are performing as,” she joked during the show. Each contestant poured their heart and soul into their performance, drawing loud applause and cheering from the audience. Show co-ordinator Robyn Simmons said each performer’s portrayal

of their chosen artist was what made the judging difficult. “The feedback I received was amazing with the audience on both nights commenting on how good the performances were and how close the competition was. “In the end Mitch’s portrayal of Michael Hutchence’s moves and attitude was what won him first place, but the others were so good that it was really hard to choose,” she said. The number of people who attended both nights were up with 270 on Thursday’s preview show and 280 at the awards evening.

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By Kristy Martin Blenheim police station will be among those throughout the country throwing their doors open this Saturday, when New Zealand Police holds its first ever National Open Day. The country’s 12 police districts are inviting the public to head to their local station and gain an understanding of what a modern police service looks like. Sergeant Mike Porter of the Blenheim Crime Prevention Group says community members will be able to step inside the station and see a range of different equipment and vehicles used by local officers, tour the cells and even watch search and rescue demonstrations. “It’s about making police more accessible to the public, sharing our expertise in our equipment and people can ask our experienced officers about how things are done,” Sgt Porter said. “There will also be opportunities for recruitment,” he said. Dog handlers and armed offenders squad (AOS) officers will also be in attendance and ready to answer questions about their roles. Sgt Porter said children will enjoy seeing police uniforms up close and might even get the chance to step inside a police car. While this is the first national police open day, a similar initiative by Blenheim police eight years ago saw 1000 people through the doors of the station. The open day runs from 10am-2pm this Saturday.

Sergeant Mike Porter says the open day will give people a chance to look at the equipment used by Blenheim police.

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Country singers clean up at awards By Kristy Martin Members of the Wairau Plains Music Muster have cleaned up at the 25th Golden Valley Country Music Awards in Takaka. Nine local musos travelled to the event, held on the last weekend in May, and came home with trophies, certificates and even a Fender guitar! Bree Rossiter won Best Dressed Junior and was highly commended in the Junior Gospel and Junior Open events. The 10-year-old, who also plays the ukulele, has only been singing in competitions for one year. Her sister Ashleigh Rossiter, aged 13, won a Fender prize pack which included a brand new guitar. Bree and Ashleigh’s mum Michelle said the two girls sang every day ‘from morning to night’ at home. Bree, Ashleigh and fellow contestant Gemma O’Rourke

also placed in the Country Group category, while Gemma and Ashleigh won the Duo category for performers aged 17 years and under. The girls’ instructor Janice Thompsett was highly com mended i n t he Yodelling Open class and also won the Syd Briggs Trophy for Best out of the Bay Non-finalist. T h e Wa i r a u Plains Music Muster holds casual performances every fortnight on a Sunday afternoon, usually at the Spring Creek Hall. Anyone is welcome to head along and sing or just listen to the concerts, between 1.30-4pm, From left, Bree and Ashleigh Rossiter and Janice Thompsett with their prizes from for a $2 donation. the 25th Golden Valley Country Music Awards in Takaka.

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ROADS CLOSED The persistent rain has impacted a number of roads in the Marlborough region. Ward Beach Road and Taylor Pass Road were closed yesterday due to flooding. Awatere Valley Road beyond White Bluff Ford (Shingle Fans) was expected to remain closed overnight, with contractors returning to the site this morning to remove gravel.

MEETING MOVED The venue for a public meeting on the results of the Top of the South hospital review has been moved. The meeting, next Wednesday night at 5pm, will now be held at the Convention Centre. The event was originally planned for the Scenic Hotel but after a public outcry that venue was deemed too small.

BROTHERS ARRESTED Two brothers have been arrested by police over a number of thefts from cars at the Wither Hills Farm Park carpark. The pair, aged 31 and 29 who are both unemployed, were arrested at 2pm last Friday at a Redwood Street address. They were held in custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court the following day.

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Queen Charlotte College students put on a great night as they held their formal on Saturday night. About 110 students attended the formal, which had a ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ theme.

Students also organised, set up and packed away the event. Principal Tom Parsons said there were no issues on the night. “It was super. We finished off with Auld

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Careers Evening Marlborough Boys’ College extends an open invitation to its annual careers evening for all students, parents and members of the public.

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Stadium 2000 on Monday June 16 from 7-9pm This is your chance to ask questions of the following providers of tertiary education and training: Academy NZ Air NZ Aviation Institute Aoraki Polytechnic Auckland University Building & Construction Industry Organisation Canterbury University Careers New Zealand Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Defence Careers Design & Arts College of NZ Inland Revenue Lincoln University Marlborough Community College Marine Farming Association Massey University Mokowhiti Ltd Nelson Aviation College Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology NZ College of Chiropractic NZ College of Early Childhood Education NZ Drama School NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants NZ Institute of Sport NZ Police Otago University Queenstown Resort College Pacific International Hotel Management School Primary Industries Training Organisation Southern Institute of Technology Study Link Tai Poutini Polytechnic Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre Telford Rural Polytechnic Te Wananga o Aotearoa Travel, Careers & Training Victoria University Vision College Waikato University Wellington Institute of Technology Westpac Bank Yoobee School of Design Youth Service

Royal New Zealand Air Force trainees Emily Hall, Anna O’Callaghan and Frances Gedye (pictured right) were among those gathered at an afternoon tea to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the DDay landings on Friday. The trio were part of an RNZAF Initial Officer Training Course contingent who made various presentations on ‘Air Power’ at the event. The trainees were joined by about 30 veterans and a group

from Marlborough Boys’ College, who talked about their recent European trip. Marlborough RSA president John Forrest said the day was important for the veterans. “Although there weren’t any New Zealand soldiers on the ground at Normandy there were New Zealand airmen and sailors. “It’s a significant day to commemorate, and a chance to put on afternoon tea for veterans at the same time.”

Taylor River project has green light By Adam Poulopoulos Luminous lighting will soon appear on the Taylor River Walkway after the project was stymied by the Easter floods. Carlin Martin, of Glowcoatings Marlborough, developed the luminous paint in an attempt to help light up the town centre, and places like stairwells and driveways. He won approval from

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a straight line along the edges of the path. The Marlborough District Council have stated they will consider painting other areas of the town if the trial is successful. Mr Martin’s aqua blue-coloured product can glow for up to 15 hours, is resistant to abrasion, fire and solvents and charges in 10 minutes.

Cash gift for ‘winter warmth’ By Kristy Martin When Talua Simonsen (right) attended church on Sunday, she never expected to be handed an envelope containing $130 cash from an anonymous benefactor. Ms Simonsen, a pensioner and Salvation Army volunteer, can now use the money to pay for having her heat pump cleaned, which she feels she was ‘bullied’ into by an out-of-town company. The company called Ms Simonsen at home and wouldn’t take no for an answer when she refused to have her heat pump cleaned for their exorbitant price. The envelope handed to her at church simply said “For your winter warmth, God Bless”. “I just wanted to say thank you,” Ms Simonsen said to whoever gifted the money. “It is very appreciated and it’s going to help a lot.

“It’s just so nice to think someone in the community would do something like that.” Ms Simonsen was left without a working heat pump after she gave in and had the device cleaned, but she says it has since been fixed after she contacted the company and requested they come back.

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School trees a hazard Dear Ed, I refer to your papers of May 14 and 16 regarding the Wairau Valley School and associated renovations. We have been neighbours to the school for 16 years. Our property borders the school for some 100m on the eastern side of the school grounds. The pine trees on the school boundaries were a hazard to the pupils. They had been cut back and trimmed many times over the years resulting in their coppicing habits leaving a tangled mess of branches, fencing wire and waratahs. Not a safe place for children to play. The removal of these trees have made the school grounds warmer in the winter and I am sure with future landscaping it will make the school grounds a very attractive and enjoyable school for pupils to attend. Russell Robertson

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Anyone hungry? Dear Ed, Anyone hungry for a meal, particularly roast or chinese? Well, you can’t beat the new Asian takeaways in Scott St opposite Kinross St (formerly Chequers old building) that serve up roasts or chinese meals. My friend and I stopped to buy two takeaway meals last week, both ordering roasts. We ordered 1/2 roasts, 1 pork and 1

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District health review Dear Ed, Well Marlborough it’s time to be showing how much we all need to know whether the District Health Board intends to keep or maintain our surgical services at our local hospital. Remember when lots of people (1000) met and some stood for two hours? It made a big difference, as things are pretty good at Wairau. We don’t need services cut! So, people, they planned to have this meeting at the Scenic Hotel with only enough seating for 120 people. We must make sure we have a larger place to meet. It’s on the Wednesday night, June 18th, between 5pm-7pm. Kathie Warren

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Living at her own pace Whether she’s working at the winery, writing, or running long distances, Annabelle Latz does it with infectious enthusiasm and ceaseless energy. The two time women’s winner of both the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon and Marlborough Marathon spoke to Adam Poulopoulos about her change in career, her love of Marlborough and plans for the future. If you feel like you’ve seen Annabelle Latz‘s name on these pages before, it’s probably because you have. She came to Marlborough in January 2012 when hired by the Sun, and spent 15 months reporting before curiosity drew her to Marlborough’s wine sector. Now, she is a cellar hand at New Zealand Wineries, and writes for publications within the wine industry and the agricultural sector. She said she couldn’t be happier with her decision. “I love being a cellar hand and writing about wine. “I’d love to pursue wine communications more and get into the stories behind the vines. “It’s addictive. I just love going to work.” Annabelle even picked grapes for a Pinot Noir she is making from this year’s harvest. Raised in North Canterbury, Annabelle attended Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, where she competed in several sports. She had always dreamed of being a journalist, and she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, and Graduate Diploma in Journalism, at the University of Canterbury. Her first journalism job was at The Christchurch Star, where she primarily wrote for the Selwyn Times. It was in that two-year spell she began to take running and multi sport seriously, claiming a national half marathon title, and competing in her first half ironman. In 2008 she headed overseas, spending a combined three and a

half years living and working in northern Queensland, Ireland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the south of France. She said she wanted to head to Northern Africa next year for an overseas vintage. “I especially loved Africa, and I can’t wait to go there again,” she said. “It kind of gets under your skin. It’s so unpredictable and raw.” During her travels, Annabelle ran races in most countries she was in. She said The Comrades ultramarathon in South Africa, an 89km race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, left a big impression. “There were 21,000 runners on the start line at 5.30am, and some of them weren’t wearing shoes. “A lot of the race towards Durban was downhill, so my quads and hamstrings were burning, I was feeling niggles, and my mind started to wander. “I saw an old Hilux, like my dad used to drive, and I was convinced for a minute he had driven to South Africa to watch me race!” Battles aside, Annabelle finished in nine hours and 19 minutes, in the top six per cent of the female field. Despite her travels, she said she was in no rush to leave Marlborough. “It’s a really neat place. You can get involved in things and make the region work for you, whether you want to take it competitively or just get out there.

“It’s really cool to take it in your stride, set your own goals and create your own achievements.” Annabelle and friend Bridget Evans enjoyed bringing sport and the community together last year, raising more than $3000 for the

Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust. Annabelle’s next project will be in the summer, when she sets up a Special Olympics Junior Athletics group in Marlborough, with a focus on working alongside primary-school-aged children with

intellectual disabilities. She also hopes to compete in the Alpine Marathon from Lake Tennyson to Hanmer in December, and Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman in February. “It’s fun to be busy,” she said.

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Federated Farmers Marlborough has new president A third-generation Awatere Valley farmer has been named the new president of Federated Farmers Marlborough. Greg Harris was announced as the organisation’s new president following their AGM last month. Mr Harris, a sheep and beef farmer on his 800 hectare family property, Mount Adde, has stepped up from his provincial meat and fibre chairman position to take the new role. He said his strong ancestral links to farming would stand him in good stead. “I have grown up with a great empathy for animals and passion for good custodianship of the land. “This is an integral part of being a farmer and I think people are starting to understand that again, with food security, environmental and animal welfare issues becoming more topical lately.” He said his aim was to get the most out of a diverse Marlborough farming sector which grows 73 per cent of the country’s wine, is New Zealand’s fifth-largest forestry producer and has strong aquaculture and livestock contingents. “My main goal is to maintain a balance and remain objective while advocating on behalf of our members. “There’s a lot going on in our province and it’s critical the federation communicates well on this.”

Junior Vice President Ken Ham, new Dominion (national) President Leon Broadbridge and John Henry, who was elected to the national executive. Photo supplied.

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Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills said Mr Harris was well-placed to do the job well. “We are in a year of change within the federation, with leadership changes both nationally and provincially. “Greg is a passionate advocate for the farming community and I know he’ll do a fantastic job.” Mr Harris is a qualified carpenter, who has studied agriculture both here and abroad. He returned home to manage the family operation and development programmes 14 years ago. He replaces Gary Barnett in the president role, but Mr Barnett will continue as the Marlborough organisation’s treasurer.

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National honours for Orphans

Blenheim Or phans Club member Leon Broadbridge was named new national president at the 40th Dominion Conference of the Association of Kindred Clubs held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Secretary John Henry was elected to the national executive and Ken Ham, who was a founding member of the Blenheim club, is now junior vice president of the national body. The biennial conference came to Marlborough for the third time since its inception which was quite an honour for one of the youngest and smallest clubs

in the association. The three-day event, held at the Clubs of Marlborough, attracted 180 representatives from Savage and Orphans Clubs throughout New Zealand. The weekend, which fully involved all members of the local club, featured a huge variety of music, singing and comedy sketches and Mr Henry described it as a great success. He said it was a great honour to have three local members recognised at a national level and also highlighted the strength and quality of the Blenheim club. The Blenheim Orphans Club

was founded in 1972 as a maleonly group for performers in music, verse and comedy and is constantly looking for suitable like-minded people to enhance its membership. Members regularly entertain at local rest homes and social events throughout the year. The Savage Club movement was founded in London in 1857 as a means of entertainment and fellowship. The Association of Kindred Clubs is the national body under which Savage and Orphans Clubs in New Zealand operate.

Book presented to local author By Kristy Martin Renwick man Noall Berryman’s book detailing his career in the Forestry Service and his lifelong passion for hunting has been published and presented to him at a small ceremony at the Blenheim library. ‘My Life in the Mountains of Time’, written from Mr Berryman’s journals and completed in 2004, finally found its way to the publisher after he sent it to some friends in Hokitika on the West Coast. Former Westland mayor Maureen Pugh got hold of the manuscript and set about having it published, with the help of the Hokitika Lions Club who read and edited the chapters. Ms Pugh travelled to Blenheim personally last week to present the book to Mr Berryman (pictured right), now 83, and also gifted a copy to the library. The historic book details Mr Berryman’s life growing up in Murchison and joining the Forestry Service shortly before his 17th birthday, a career that aided his love of hunting by allowing him to travel to remote locations around the South Island. Mr Berryman’s daughter Christine and son Ian also attended the book presentation, as did his granddaughter Amanda. “It’s a great achievement for Dad,” said Ian, who is visiting from Australia. “He started writing it in long-

hand on lots of paper so I bought him a computer, packaged it up and brought it over on the plane.” His father adds: “All of this writing took me two years with one finger!” The book is available online through Amazon, with the proceeds going to the Lions Club.

Author Noall Berryman (centre) is presented with his book by Maureen Pugh (left), with Amanda Berryman, Christine Thompson, library manager Glenn Webster, Stuart Smith and Ian Berryman. Photo supplied.

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struggle. From June 15-21 the National Volunteer Week is being held to highlight the work carried out by volunteers and to promote volunteering within the communities. If you would like to find out more about volunteering you can contact Volunteer Marlborough or approach a group/organisation yourself which is in need of volunteers.

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By Celeste Lodewyk When it comes to fighting rural fires and responding to civil defence emergencies who responds? Volunteers! Marlborough Emergency Management emergency services officer Gary Spence says there are around 90 volunteers in Marlborough who respond and each one of them has the same thing in common. They are all driven by the desire to do something for their community. “Volunteering for Rural Fire and Civil Defence requires a sacrifice in time and energy. “These people and their support-

The many people who give their time and energy to our clubs, organisations and causes are the true treasures in our community; the volunteers who keep everything rolling forward.

Marlborough Emergency Management emergency services officer Gary Spence.

ive families are doing something really valuable for Marlborough

and I want to acknowledge their efforts by thanking them for all they do,” he says. Gary says he is always looking for more volunteers for a range of options. “If anyone is interested but unsure what they can do, I am happy to talk it through and explain the different roles and find an area that might interest them. “In life what you put out is what you get back and you learn more about yourself when it’s not about you, that’s what makes volunteering so worthwhile,” he says. For more information contact Gary at the Marlborough District Council.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our sports clubs, the heart of our social groups, the supporters of our arts and cultural sector and the strength of our civil defence and search and rescue services.

Volunteering does bring its own satisfaction but I also believe our volunteers well deserve our sincerely expressed thanks; our recognition and our gratitude for all they contribute to make Marlborough such a great place to live. Alistair Sowman

Without them our community would be a poorer place. I want to acknowledge each and every person who contributes as a volunteer; so often that contribution is made quietly and unobtrusively, without expectation of acknowledgement.

Thank you

Over 500 helping By Celeste Lodewyk Cancer Society Marlborough has over 500 people in Marlborough volunteering their time for a variety of activites from street appeal collections to cooking meals for people receiving cancer treatment. Volunteer co-ordinator for Cancer Society Marlborough Margaret Tepania said volunteers were “vital” to the organisation. “Our volunteers help in so many ways and are people who are really kind and generous with their time,” she says. There are several groups of volunteers within the organisation who arrange activities such as delivering fresh baking to Wairau Hospital’s Oncology department each week. There is also another group of 80 volunteers, headed by Chris Beattie who prepare casseroles and soups for cancer patients who have undergone treatment. “Here at Cancer Society Marlborough we truly appreciate all that our volunteers do for us - thank you,” she says.

Thank you to our volunteers

To all our

CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS We celebrate and thank our volunteers who play a vital role in assisting the Cancer Society in so many ways.

Patient Support

Office Support

Assisting with resources and information

Transporting patients to treatment

Fundraising and special events

As Executive Committee members We appreciate our volunteers ‘gift of time’ and their willingness to support and assist wherever the need is.

For more information please contact:

Margaret Tepania - 579 4379


Volunteers are a vital resource for any community organisation. While their work goes largely unnoticed it is their dedication as well as the support they receive from their families that needs to be acknowledged. For this, we wish to sincerely thank Neighbourhood Support, Civil Defence response teams and Rural Fire. You can become a volunteer by contacting the Marlborough District Council on 03 520 7400


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LEOV: Sarah and Steven are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby, Harriet Evelyn (7lb 2oz) born June 4, 2014 at 6:23am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwives Cathy and Rachel and all the staff at Ward One.

HODGKINSON: James, Chloe and big sister Ella-May are pleased to announce the arrival of their second baby, Mhicca weighing 6lb 15oz on May 29, 2014 at 5:50pm. Big thanks to Gwen Costello and the staff at Ward One. Photo provided.

Richard Clarke formerly of Blenheim, married Fiona Ryan on April 26, 2014 at Willow Creek Vineyard Mornington, Victoria Australia. Photo provided.

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Had a baby? Tell the rest of Blenheim COWAN: Darren and Jessie(nee Campbell), currently living in Brisbane, are very pleased with their new family member, Frank Ray on April 7, 2014 weighing 3.77 (8.5lbs). A wee brother for Claudia (3). Grandparents Peter and Sandra Cowan, Beth Stewart, and Julian Campbell are equally pleased to see their new addition. Photo provided.

HILLER-HUTCHISON: Cedric, Kahlia and big sister Ayla are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Charlie David Hiller (9lb 1oz) on May 24, 2014. Special thanks to family and staff in the maternity ward. Photo provided.

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Keep it Local Here at The Sun we pride ourselves on supporting our local community. That’s why we’re running our ‘Keep it Local’ campaign once a month promoting locally owned businesses.

Timeless Trading Co.

A1 Drycleaning and Laundry

Take a step back in time with Timeless Trading Co on Grove Road. Owned by locals Maree and Phil Patchett Timeless Trading Co is a specialist business selling a huge range of vintage, retro, ‘shabby chic’ and collectable items. There are many beautiful furniture pieces, some of which have been lovingly up-cycled by Phil, as well as an intriguing range of clothing, knotted rugs, vintage toys, china and glassware plus so much more. The couple purchased the business in December of last year and set about expanding their range. Now their store is full with “unique” items which they purchase and in some cases restore. Phil’s 30 years experience as a local jeweller and enjoyment working with furniture means he can create many beautiful, one-off pieces. “If someone is looking for a special item we can see if we can get it in or custom create it,” Phil says. Timeless Trading Co is always looking to purchase items to trade and sell, and offers free delivery in and around Blenheim. The store is open seven days.

Philip Gibbison Jewellers

“From the moment you give us your clothing to the time you collect it, A1 Drycleaning and Laundry takes the greatest care with high quality service,” say Mike and Lianne Budny. The couple has owned A1 Drycleaning and Laundry for six years, specialising in using the most gentle, textile friendly methods and procedures. Their cleaning process protects colour, fabric texture, silk and woollen garments as well as long furnishing items such as curtains. Wedding and ball gowns are no problem either and for any garments needing a hand wash service, repairs or alterations Mike and Lianne take care of it all. In addition to servicing the community, A1 Drycleaning and Laundry also supports the community through sponsorship of local groups and organisations including Marlborough Rugby, Blenheim Gymnastics and SPCA Marlborough. “We are proud to be locally owned and even more proud to be supporting our community,” Lianne says. A1 Drycleaning and Laundry are certified with membership in both the Textiles Industry Training Organisation and the Textile Care Federation.

“It’s something I have always enjoyed, pulling apart and fixing things” says Philip Gibbison. Philip qualified as a watch maker after 10,000 hours of training and went on to open his own store in 1986. Over time Philip Gibbison Jewellers in Redwoodtown has evolved according to the market and customer’s needs. Today Philip is one of Marlborough’s few specialist watch repairers and makers, with all work carried out onsite. “We service what we sell, and stock brands that have good movements, guaranteeing quality and reliability”, said Philip. In addition to watches for men, women and children, there is a selection of clocks in store from modern designs through to the classic cuckoo clocks. Philip also stocks an extensive range of trophies which can be engraved onsite. There is giftware including frames, sparkling crystal ornaments and assorted items for births and christenings. Jewellery lines include necklaces, pendants, chains, brooches, bracelets and earrings.


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Marlborough Parent & Child Expo

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

The Marlborough Parent and Child Expo was held on Sunday at the Convention Centre and was a huge success. Photos by Celeste Lodewyk.

 Aimee Stone with dau ghter Zoey (5 months).

 Irmi Watt with daughters Clara (3) and Theresa (1).

 Preston Davis (3), aka Spiderman, with Bev Waters of the John Street Preschool.

an and Anna Pigou. gela Eaton, Mel Bensem An , son ker Nic dan Jor 

 George Neal (3) plays at the Plunket display.

 Leah Greaves, Sarah Simons, Kat and Colleen McGruddy.

 Local midwives Jackie Martin, Liz Nash and Mandy Stanton representing Marlborough Breastfee ding Network.

McGruddy, Jyotika Devi

D-Day commemoration Veterans, RNZAF Initial Officer Trainees and MBC pupils commemorated D-Day with afternoon tea at Clubs of Marlborough on Friday.

 Mark Henderson, Deane Wilson and Wayne Cresswell, all based at Woodbourne.

 Former Territorial Ban dsmen Brian Selwyn and Ron Wass.

 Veterans Bob Taylor and Victor Keenan enjoy a drink.


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Housie - Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 2 supers, raffles and meals from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra

Family/Whanau for information/ advocacy/support - 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.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

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sale! Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm at Bread of Life, 14b Stephenson Street (opp Boys College) Phone: 577-5423.

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

The Hospice Shop, RedwoodtownWe are needing knitting wool and lemons. Any donations will be gratefully received at the Hospice Shop, Cleghorn Street.

Marlborough After Hours GP Services:

Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)

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

Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 021 0260 7468 or Cilla 570 5335.

Ambulance: Urgent 111. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271.

Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm

Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: 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,

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.

phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers.

Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006.

Overeaters Anonymous: For more

Marlborough Lupus Support: For more

information. Ph 570 5137

information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451

PICTON Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125

Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

death notices BARTLETT, Lorraine Betty: On June 4 2014, peacefully, at Wellington Hospital. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Kevin for 56 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Sharon, Susanne and Mathew, Karen, David and Lorraine. Loved grandmother of seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Messages to 41 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim 7201. At Lorraine’s request, a private family service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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McINNES, Nina Mary: Passed away, peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village on June 4 2014. In her 92nd year. Dearly loved wife of Allan for 65 years. Loved mother of Sandra, and loved Gran of Anna and Andrew, James and Michelle, and Tim and Eugenia. Loved great Gran of Cooper and Bailee. Loved Aunty of her nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the carers at Ashwood Park for their love and attention of Nina over the past eight months. Messages to the McInnes family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. In accordance with Nina’s wishes, a private service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 McISAAC, Keith: On Monday June 9 2014 at Lakewood Rest Home. Aged 68 years. Father and father-in-law of Ricky (deceased), Lynda and Vaughan Foster, Dean and Vanessa, Timothy, Caren and Nathan Gilbert, and grandad of Rebecca, Hannah, Joshua, Sarah, Vanessa, David, Emma and Isaac; Simon, Nicholas and Emma; Ricky and Nicholas; Keenan and Jayden; and Great Grandad to Lily, Josiah, and Archie. Messages c/- 42A South Street, Blenheim 7201. At Keith’s request, a private cremation has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 ROPER, Philip David: On Saturday June 7 2014 passed away, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Shirley, loved father of Philip (deceased), Kerry, Malcolm, and Shane. A loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Messages to M Roper, c/- Airport Motel, 50 High Street, Renwick 7204. By request, a private service has been held this day. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


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Are you tired of scrubbing your dirty tiles and grout with no success? Grout is a very porous material and is rarely sealed when new so it starts to absorb dirt and bacteria from day one. In no time it starts to looks dirty and unsightly, no matter how long you spend on your knees trying to scrub it clean. To make it worse, the wrong type of cleaners could cause more damage!

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Tree Removal Height Reduction Trimming/Thinning Their product range and services a breathable, topical sealer Branchinclude Chipping called Colourseal, unique in New Zealand, which repels dirt, oils and Hedge water Trimming However, Marlburians can now and will prevent your grout forget endless, pointless scrubbing, from restaining for up to 10 years. as Blenheim locals Darryl and This is applied to grout lines after Line Clearance Cecilia Norman have just started up a deep and thorough clean with GroutPro (Marlborough) Ltd.Stump specialist products and equipment Grinding They are part of a team of franchisees and offers a range of 89 different throughout New Zealand. colours. Mulch Supplies “GroutPro is the only business in “It looks fantastic once it is applied, New Zealand specialising in Fully tile and Insured truly making your grout lines look grout restoration and we offer a cost effective solution to making your tiles and grout look brand new again” says Darryl and Cecilia. “It costs only a small proportion of the price to restore tiles than to replace them”.

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TIDY TWO OR TH REE bedroom house with garage by mature long term tennants Phone or text 027 808 1508.

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SECTIONS for sale with Concept Plans all approximately 400m2 Phone 021 436 357. WHITE CHIP & WHITE ROCKS Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways. Phone Thomson 575 6885

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Youth conference a success By Adam Poulopoulos A conference encouraging youth to explore their career options saw a strong turnout on Friday. Marlborough Futures 2014 saw about 140 people aged 15-19 from around the region meet at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's Blenheim campus for a variety of industry workshops. Participants had the choice to take four of the 12 workshops. The options included engineering, hairdressing and beauty and IT, and each

Jasmine Parr, 15, and hairdressing and beauty student Michelle Raynel.

workshop was attended by an education provider and someone from the industry. Mayor Alistair Sowman spoke to the group at the conference's conclusion. T he con ference was bought to Marlborough for the first time after four years at Nelson's NMIT campus. NMIT youth and communities manager Grant McNeill said he though the conference had been more successful in its first year here than its first year in Nelson. He said the more youth were exposed to careers, the more likely they would find

what they wanted to do. “The thing is you may have students come out of high school and think they want to do something, but often it is based on what their parents do or what they see on TV. “They might know three of the workshops they want to do and choose the fourth at random, and often they end up liking that the best.” NMIT ran the event in conjunction with Community College Marlborough and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

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through, and there must be others out there in a similar situation. “What they’re doing is quite dangerous.” The man was alerted of the change by letter on May 26, a month before the system’s eventual finishing date. Telecom New Zealand head of corporate communications Richard Llewellyn said a recent upgrade of technology “under the hood” was behind the change. “It means the ability of new technology to work with the legacy fixed technology was not there. “We decided it was better to offer people an alternative.” He said the service was not common among Telecom customers. “The product is declining in popularity, as more and more people move to mobile voicemail. “Less than 0.01 per cent of our customer base uses it.”

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MOLESWORTH RUN Entries are open for the 20th anniversary of the Molesworth Run later this year. The event takes place on Saturday, November 15, beginning at the Molesworth Cob Cottage and finishing at Hanmer Springs. Entries are limited to 75 teams and 20 soloists. Elsewhere, the Harriers pack training run/walk this week sets off from the clubrooms tomorrow at 6pm.

GRAND TRAVERSE The Mt Vernon Grand Traverse is nearly upon us, with the event to be held this Sunday. There are a choice of three events: the grand traverse from 10am, fun run/walk from 10:15 and the kids challenge at 10:30. They each begin from the Wither Farm carpark, at the top of Redwood Street. Registration is from 9am on the day.

PRESS CUP The Marlborough Boys’ College First XV bounced back from their defeat to Nelson College with a 37-5 thumping of Ashburton on Saturday. They travel to Rangiora High School for their next fixture this weekend.

RUGBY LEAGUE The Wairau Taniwha are anchored to the bottom of the Tasman Rugby League points table after a 34-10 loss to Tahunanui Tigers over the weekend. Defending champions the Richmond Rabbits lead the competition.

By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough Girls’ College year 12 pupil Georgia Catterick (pictured right) is delighted after being selected for the New Zealand under-19 cycling team. It is the first New Zealand call-up for Georgia, 16, who will join the team for the Cycling Australia Under-19 Road National Championships in Canberra. She is one of six women in the 12-strong squad.

Georgia has a busy schedule, competing in a 15 kilometre time trial, 80km road race and criterium on successive days, starting on July 4. She said she was out riding when she got the call on Wednesday last week. “I’ve never been in the New Zealand team before. I was quite stoked.” She said she was excited about testing herself against strong opposition.

“The best Australian riders will be there. “I don’t know how I’ll go, but I’ll do my best.” For the next three weeks, Georgia’s training regime includes hill climbs and time trial work during the week, trips to Nelson for Saturday training and four-hour rides on Sundays. After returning from Canberra her focus will turn to the Benchmark Homes Elite Series, and Nationals next year.

Motorcyclists ride away with trophy haul By Adam Poulopoulos A group of Marlborough cross-country motorcyclists hopes their recent success leads to more riders taking up the sport in the region. The Marlborough contingent rode away with seven trophies between them as the Leatt 2014 South Island Cross-Country Championship Series came to an end recently. The trophies were presented to the group on their home soil, after the final round of the series was hosted by the Marlborough Motorcycle Club in Ward recently. Rider Andy McCallum said he hoped other motorcyclists would try their luck at the discipline. “I think there are a lot of good trail riders here capable of doing it. ‘With motocross if you don’t get a good start it kind of decides your race, but in


cross-country riding consistently pays off, and there’s time to rope other riders back in.” The South Island Series was hosted on five different courses throughout the South Island over four months, with juniors riding for 90 minutes on a ten kilometre track, and seniors on a 15-35 km track for three hours. McCallum said the final race in Ward was the highlight. “It was blended with the New Zealand Championship finals. It was a really nice Some of the Marlborough contingent, from left, Jack Dalton, Alex McCallum, flowing track and there were Andy McCallum and Josh Orchard a lot of people there. Jack Dalton, junior teams event. Podium finishes: “It was good for Second place: First place: Marlborough to show there Andy McCallum, veterans. Scott Orchard, senior 2-stroke, are some good riders here.” Third place: 0-200cc. Marlborough riders are Jack Dalton, junior 2-stroke, up to Josh Orchard, junior 4-stroke, up currently involved in the Top 85cc. to 300cc. of the South Cross-Country Willie Delaney, junior 2-stroke, up Alex McCallum, junior 2-stroke, up series, which finishes early to 200cc. to 200cc. next month. Josh Orchard, Alex McCallum and

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