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NMDHB invites input NMDHB CEO Chris Fleming “The public will play a vital role in shaping the future of both hospitals.”

NMDHB Chairperson Jenny Black “These solutions come with a price tag.”

Community asked for thoughts on health direction in Top of the South By Adam Poulopoulos The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has invited the public to have their say on the future of both Wairau and Nelson Hospitals. The independently-prepared Top of the South review was discussed in front of about 300 people at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Wednesday night. The report was prepared after last year's Save Our Services meeting, which was held to oppose cuts to surgical facilities at Wairau Hospital.

The report restated the NMDHB's commitment to the 'one service, two sites' model, where the hospitals work more closely together to provide integrated services. It also states around-the-clock acute and elective services will be provided at both hospitals, but not the same at both locations. A review into patient and staff transport between the two hospitals is ongoing, and appointments have been made at Wairau Hospital to improve clinical governance. continued page 3

Associate Chief Medical Officer David Bond “We’ve got to make sure departments and services work together...”

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Interislander engineer retires Second engineer Colin Marsden (pictured) is retiring after 33 years with Interislander. He joined Aranui and Aramoana as a Junior Engineer in 1981 and made rapid progress and by 1983 held the position of fifth engineer. He has also served on Aratika, Arahanga, Arahura and Aratere. In his long career Colin said he’s been lucky to miss all the major upsets that have occurred. “I wasn’t around when the Mikhail Lermontov sank in the Marlborough Sounds or when Aratika grounded on Arapawa Island . “Nor was I on duty when a plane hit the power lines in Tory Channel or when the Arahura did a 51 degree roll in heavy seas

as she approached Wellington Harbour. I missed some by just hours each time so I guess lady luck was on my side,” he said. Colin did, however, get involved in several blackouts on Aratere and a fire on Arahura. “All these incidents were handled well and it’s been great to be part of such a professional team,” he said. Colin finished his final days as First Engineer on Aratere during her dry docking in Singapore. “It was a rather exotic way to finish and I’ll miss the camaraderie and fellowship of the old teams, but now I’ve retired I seem to have twice the time to do half as much and that’s just great,” he said.

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Interislander General Manager Thomas Davis said Colin had made a huge contribution to the Interislander ferry operation over his 33 years of service, and thanked him for all that he had done. “He spent many years honing his craft on iconic ships such as the Aramoana and Aranui, before moving to the newest vessel in the fleet, the Aratere. “What’s important about Colin is that he made this transition seamlessly. “He is an exceptionally good technician. He is a hands-on

engineer, as capable of monitoring engineering equipment as he is diagnosing problems and knowing how to fix them. So his contribution to the Interislander ferries’ performance is not to be underestimated. “Colin was a very well-respected member of the engineering team. They spend as much as half their working lives on board as part of close-knit groups. Colin’s positive nature and gentle sense of humour meant he was a huge asset. He made new recruits welcome and was a strong and encouraging mentor to them. “Colin should be very proud of what he achieved. We shall all miss him and wish him all the very best for his retirement.”

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Earthquake Yesterday’s earthquake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale, was centred 45 kilometres south-east of Seddon. The earthquake struck at 11:04am yesterday, and was felt as far away as Wellington. There were no reports of damage.

OUR PEOPLE. YOUR COMMUNITY Lloyd Bush shows the same commitment to being a dad to Jasper and Toby as he does to his role as Manager and Funeral Director at Geoffrey T Sowman. He enjoys being part of the highly experienced team and a firm which has been trusted by the people of Marlborough for over 140 years.

Marlborough Roads senior assets manager Wayne Oldfield said he was “disappointed” at the lack of care taken by motorists driving onto closed roads following last week’s rainstorm. The statement came after several drivers ignored the ‘road closed’ signs put down as streets flooded. One motorist drove past a road sign at the Jackson’s

Road Ford and abandoned their vehicle after it became stuck in floodwater. Mr Oldfield said common sense needed to be shown. “The signs are there for public safety, and we expect people to obey them. “If you drive into flooded water it can get quite serious.” He said roads often remained closed even after surface water had been pumped out.

“Even if the water is shallow, like in the ford, you don’t know what damage has been done to the surface of the road.” He said there was a chance road workers were behind the signs and out of view, so driving through could also endanger them. Check the Marlborough District Council website for updated road closures.


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Continued from page 1 The NMDHB has prioritised staying within their $420million yearly budget, which covers all hospital and public health services. The board have said they will look for extra funding to help the coffers. NMDHB chairperson Jenny Black said the solutions the report had come to were not perfect money-wise. “We asked for a financially neutral solution, but in hindsight that’s a little naive. “These solutions come with a price tag.” She said the board would refer to other areas in the country in similar situations, such as

the Bay of Plenty, to come up with their own solutions. NMDHB chief executive Chris Fleming acknowledged they had not been living within their means, and said improving hospital systems would take time. “Will it be sorted by Christmas? Of course not. Will it be sorted by the Christmas after? Of course not. “It’s a long journey and we have to show we are making those incremental improvements.” He said the public would play a vital role in shaping the future of both hospitals. “We’ve got a lot of challenges in all services,

and it’s about keeping everything in balance and challenging each other about the investment. “We need a change of culture to be one health service, and I hope these communities will come along on this journey with me.” Associate chief medical officer David Bond echoed Mr Fleming’s sentiments. “The hard work starts now. We’ve got to make sure departments and services work together, and that’s not going to happen overnight.” If you would like to join the conversation email

Primary Health on the move - CBD considered By Adam Poulopoulos Public health services could be on the move from Wairau Hospital, with the old Number One Shoes building a possible new home. The council-owned building, on the corner of Charles and Queen Streets, is one of a number of alternatives being considered for a possible central health hub. Tentative PHO negotiations had begun with council, but a number of other unnamed sites were also being considered. Marlborough Primary Health Organisation chairman David Taylor said PHO facilites would "almost certainly be moving." "The intent to be in the centre of town is strong for us. "We have to get the right premises for us though. We won't move for the sake of moving." Mr Taylor said some public health and clinical facilities were also looking to move. He said serious negotiations with other parties were likely to begin next month, and they had targeted a move by the end of the year.

The Marlborough Women's Refuge and Sexual Assault Resource Centre will hold a fundraising dinner next month. The function will be held at Bamboo Garden Restaurant from 6pm on July 7. Cost for the two-course meal, which includes tea and coffee, is $35 per person. To book, contact Marg on 5779939.

JUNE JAZZ Music group TEMPO’s next concert, ‘June Jazz’ is next Friday, June 27, at the Wesley Centre on Henry Street, beginning at 7pm. If you would like to enter and perform email tempoconcert@ by June 25.

SHOW GIVEAWAY Win one of 25 double entry passes to the Marlborough Home & Garden Show being held on July 4, 5 and 6 at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. The show runs from 10am - 5pm. To enter email your details to: Entries close 5pm this Friday, June 20. *All details retained by Jade Promotions.


The old Number One Shoes building on the corner of Queen and Arthur Streets is a possible new home for public health services.

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming said he wanted to make the services more accessible. "I'm a strong advocate for taking services that don't need to be at the hospital and putting them into a community setting.

"The trend about the country is to drive primary community services closer together." He said logistical issues around car parking and other factors needed to be walked through before any final commitments were made.

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Exciting move for LSH Business Services Ltd LSH Business Services Ltd has celebrated many successes over the past 8 years, but their recent move into a new and larger premises last Friday is perhaps their most exciting yet. The business, owned by Lisa Johnston and Kelly Miller is now located on the fourth floor of Rangitane House in a newly refitted and spacious office. The move was prompted by the business’s growth and expanding team, Lisa says. “Every year the business has grown and we got to the point where we needed more space. “Our new office is three times the size of our previous premises and will enable our clients to also make use of the space,” she says. LSH Business Services Ltd now has a dedicated meeting room and a larger boardroom with video conferencing to connect with their clients outside of Marlborough. “To look at where this all began as a small home based business to where


Emergency services were called to Lagoon Road in Picton just after 1am Tuesday morning following a collision between a train and a truck. Although low impact, the truck was shunted several metres along the track. The female truck driver, in her early 30’s was treated at the scene by St John. She sustained no injuries.

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Business after 5 Next month's Business After 5 function will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 5:30pm. Bread of Life, at 14B Stephenson Street, will host the event. For more information, contact the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

Communication seminar A function centred on helping teach about effective communication in the workplace will be held next month. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 1, beginning at 1pm at NMIT. For more information, and to register, contact the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

David Cunliffe speaks Labour leader David Cunliffe will be in Blenheim on Monday to speak at a Marlborough Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event goes from noon-1:30pm at the Mondrians Restaurant, at the Scenic Hotel. To RSVP, contact the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce. Later in the day there is an invitation for anyone who would like to chat with David at Essence cafe from 3:30pm.

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By Adam Poulopoulos A Havelock-based businessman believes his new cafe will appeal to Marlborough’s growing ethnic diversity. Jeremy Harris took over the lease of the Blenheim Railway Station earlier in the month with partner Leanne Banno. They hope to open the cafe in September, after completing a routine consent process and refitting the inside of the building. Mr Harris and Ms Banno own two restaurants in Auckland, but are unsure what they are going to call the Blenheim cafe. Mr Harris said plans for the cafe had been in the pipeline for a while. “We started to talk at Christmas, and we

Jeremy Harris at the Blenheim Railway Station.

were going to go ahead a bit earlier, but then we set up in Auckland and didn’t want to get stretched.” He hoped the cafe would display a variety

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of local products to cater for visitors to the town. “We hope other small businesses around Marlborough will see this as an opportunity to promote themselves. He said Blenheim had become more culturally diverse in the last two years, and the cafe would aim to take advantage. “A couple of years ago you didn’t see the variety of meat cuts and other food in the supermarket that we do now. “We feel Blenheim’s been well-promoted by the wine industry, and there are a lot of tourists coming through, but there’s not really a hub in the city attracting people to stop.”

Blenheim motel on the market By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim business is up for sale, as the owners look to move on after five years at the helm. Bella Vista Motel, on Charles Street, was bought by John and Wendy Gray after they moved to Blenheim from Dunedin. John said he was looking forward to tending to the couple’s acre of land on Battys Road. “We own another house here, and I’ve got some old cars. “The idea was originally to stay for three or four years, then retire. “The motel’s open for 16 hours a day, and one of us has to be here during that time.” He said the Sounds had been what attracted the couple to Blenheim in the first place, and he was interested in exploring them a bit more. “We’d always intended to retire in Wanaka or Clyde, but we came up here and went on a fast ferry ride through the sounds. “It was perfectly calm and sunny both ways, and the water was like glass. “It was absolutely idyllic.” John said the 18-room motel’s clientele was varied, from corporates to free independent travellers to Kiwi holidaymak-

Bella Vista motel owners John and Wendy Gray.

ers. It is one of 27 Bella Vista motels in the country. John said Bella Vista’s “uniformity” appealed to guests. “It’s like the McDonald’s of

the motel industry. You know exactly what you’re going to get. “It’s clean, affordable, and consistent, and turns a very healthy profit.” He said there had been interest

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By Adam Poulopoulos A former Marlborough representative hockey player has come back to his roots, starting a new cafe at the Stephenson Street turf. Damian Oehlrich opened the cafe, Munch, in the clubroom kitchen on Saturday. Mr Oehlrich works full-time as a chef at Gibb's on Godfrey, but the cafe is his own business venture. The cafe sells hot food, smoothies, other cold drinks and a special which changes each day.

Mr Oehlrich asked the Hockey Association if he could lease the empty kitchen space two months ago. He said he thought having another food option to compliment the Hockey Association's fundraiser sausage sizzles was important. "I played loads of hockey growing up, and I know when you're watching it can get pretty cold sometimes. "I thought it'd be nice to have something else hot on those cold days."

in the property, including from local parties. The marketing agent for the Bella Vista Motel is Grant Baxter from Bayleys Marlborough.

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TrustPower Community Awards 2014 For voluntary organisations TrustPower, in partnership with the Marlborough District Council, wishes to recognise voluntary organisations that dedicate hours of voluntary time and energy every year to making the Marlborough District community a better place to live. The awards are intended to support and recognise the valuable contribution these organisations and groups make to the Marlborough District. Nominations are now open under the following categories: • Heritage & Environment • Health & Wellbeing • Arts & Culture • Sport & Leisure • Educational & Child Youth Development Nomination forms, along with details of eligibility and criteria are available at Council offices, the library and on Council’s website www. under Our Community, Grants and Awards section. For further information ask for Lyne Reeves Ph: 520 7400. Closing date for nominations is 15 August 2014.

Dog Owners It is time to register your dog. All dogs over the age of 3 months must be registered. Forms for re-registering your dog have been sent to your last known address. Please ensure that all details on your registration form are correct. Online registration services are now available. Dog owners can pay annual dog registration fees, apply to register a new dog, update dog records, advise if a dog has died, or request a replacement tag using Online Dog Services. To access the service, go to Council’s website www. Please note: The payment option online is credit card only (transaction fees apply). Part payments cannot be accepted. Alternatively, dogs can be registered by internet banking and telebanking or in person at the following places: Animal Control Office, 56 Main Street, Blenheim – Ph: 03 520 9033 Council’s Blenheim Office, Seymour Square, Blenheim – Ph: 03 520 7400 Council’s Picton Office, High Street, Picton – Ph: 03 520 3200 It is important to have your registration form with you when registering your dog.

Steam Wharf Track opening Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Group will be celebrating the opening of the Steam Wharf Track on Sunday 29 June at 2.00 pm. The opening will begin at the Rowing Club end of Steam Wharf Road. The public are invited to walk the track together, then make their way to the Rowing Club for acknowledgements, presentations and afternoon tea at 2.45 pm. If you wish to attend, please let Debbie Balcombe know by phoning her on Ph: 578 8876 or email for catering purposes. And – please bring a pen!

Free Road Safety Course for Drivers 65+ years Marlborough Road Safety Council is holding a free driver training course - details below: On: Thursday 26 June 2014 At: The Wesley Centre - Henry Street Time: 9.00 am - 12 noon For: Senior drivers and road users Based on: The New Zealand Road Code Please register your interest with Nigel Ph: 03 578 5256

New rubbish collection contractor from 1 July 2014 From next month you will notice different trucks are collecting the contents of your kerbside recycling bin and your black council rubbish bags. A new contractor has taken over the run and there will be more collectors on the job. That means it’s more important than ever to get your bags and recycling crates out by 7.30 am on your collection day. Collection days won’t change – but, with more vehicles on the road, the time a truck reaches your street may be earlier than it has been in the past. So if you don’t want to take the risk of missing the truck, be sure to have your bags and crates at the kerbside by 7.30 am.

Doing up downtown Almost 60 people took the time to make a submission to the Council on the general proposal to enliven the downtown area including the possibility of moving Blenheim’s library closer to the Taylor River. The majority of the submitters liked the idea of trying to rejuvenate the Wynen Street-High Street side of town with more public facilities. A number of submissions called for the Millennium Art Gallery to be included in any new libraryinformation complex. Suggestions were made to include outdoor sitting areas and others like

the idea of a ‘cultural precinct’ with more public artworks. Council has yet to bring forward any formal proposal on the future of the Blenheim Library Key decisions from the 2014-15 Annual Plan include: Cycle track at Athletic Park resurfaced - $50,000 – funded from Forestry Reserve “the asphalt surface is coming to the end of its life with only one more summer left in it…” Extension of Rarangi’s walkway-

cycleway - $15,000 – funded from Forestry Reserve A road safety measure between Blue Gum corner and Pipitea Drive for a ‘self-help’ community Picton Maritime Festival Trust $10,000 – funded from Forestry Reserve “we need to help this good community event with funding and also with future planning…” Sister City relationships - $10,000 – funded by rates “education has been the past focus but we now want a more commercial/business approach..”

Storms taking a toll Marlborough has had a hammering from the wet weather this season and road and riverbank repairs are running into the millions of dollars. Last week’s rainstorm was not as severe as the Easter storm but inside two months we’ve had two events of a scale that we would generally expect to see only every five to 10 years. There’s a big clean-up and repair job ahead and we ask that people are patient; there’s a large area to get around and it will be months before the whole job can be finished. The timetable will also depend on the weather that’s ahead of us this winter. Picton’s sewerage system was overwhelmed with a deluge that was too heavy for the town’s three pump stations. However, Picton ratepayers have the assurance that the town’s

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Flood damage Awatere Valley Road. multi-million dollar sewerage network upgrade is well underway and due for completion by 2019. During the Easter storm, the Waikawa River floodway proved it could cope with rainfall of 22mlsan-hour intensity for nearly four hours. Similarly, the Taylor Dam easily coped with a ‘7-year’ event with plenty of spare capacity. The

Where to get information

The Marlborough District Council has a representative on the local Positive Ageing Accord, a grouping of organisations and agencies that consider the concerns and needs of older people living in our community. There are many bodies that offer free advice to older people about accessing the support and services they need including: • The Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board: a team of professionals deal with all the health-related issues that affect older people and can direct you to available services.

Marlborough District Council PO Box 443 Blenheim 7240 New Zealand

dam reduced the flow through Blenheim to about half what it would have been without the dam. However, the floods have caused significant erosion of the river banks upstream of the Burleigh Bridge. Council’s Rivers staff are aware that sections of the walkway along the upper Taylor River will need restoration work where the river has altered course and cut into the banks. Initially, there will be safety tape marking the steep banks and some detours are likely to be required. In some sections, full restoration of the walkway can only occur after the river bank repairs are complete and this could be some months away. However, first priority for our Roads and Rivers teams will be clearing slips, restoring culverts and bridges and securing river banks.

• Age Concern Marlborough: can answer questions about a broad range of issues, supply pamphlets, or direct you to the appropriate place for further information. Ph 03 579 3457 • Grey Power Marlborough: an advocacy organisation working on the welfare and well-being issues facing the 50+ age group. Ph 03 578 4950 • Citizens Advice Bureau: a free service where many questions can be answered or directions given to the information or advice being sought. Ph 03 578 4272.

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business hub PRIORITIES Marlborough well done gail at poswillos pharmacy 4 going extra I dont get it. EXTRA MILE

mile in findn product information many thanks.

PRESCRIPTION CRIMINALS Wat gives some minion workin in a chemist the rite 2 comment or judge a Drs prescription? Both my mum n bf hav been belittled n made to feel like criminals. Sort yourself Redwoodtown. Lisa


The council is intending to upgrade the skate park that is used by not even a third of people around blenheim, yet myself and people in my community in seddon dont have clean drinking water. This week after the storm our water is undrinkable and muddy. Its probably safer 2 drink straight from a flooded creek. Maybe they should think their ideas thru. Unless blenheims got clean water!!


What a rude woman I met the other day. She belted on my door (which was open) then proceeded to yell into my house “anyone home”, there were people in the house asleep! She then wanted to know who I vote for, and who my husband voted for. She was loud, rude and obnoxious. Kept pushing for answers, even when I told her I wasnt interested, you won’t be getting my vote Janette Walker!!!

To the Man Who worx/owns 2.3 or more $$ Shop on Market Street U were Very Rude to me, my friend my mother and the other young lady waiting to be served wile U were talking on the phone! We all were on the verge of walking out da door that is not how you treat customers! U culd of sed ‘I apologize I won’t be a moment’ bt u just kept talking we will NOT be back to UR store if this how U trate good paying customers... Unbelievably Rude



Saw this & chuckled - Mortgage, kids, wife, debts, 50hr work week, can life get any better? Life - what an anti-climax!

Just got latest labour party propergander Funny how they are now emulating john key and having a poor deprived hardworking but done good for themselves upbringing

SWIMMING POOL POOPERS 2 days last week, tues n thur, large pools were closed 3 times, ‘not the baby pool’ due to people pooping n the water- thnks for the inconvenience. Responsible parties should pay for this kind of conduct and be banned from the pool.


ALLERGY FREE DOGS Fox news attests latest reserch proves pet dogs prevent asthmer and allergies in kids which politician is going to promise to suply and free keep 4 dog in every house


United video. Shame on you. Your main competition shuts up shop and you bump up your prices. Fatso offer is looking more appealing.

Cheers 2 the b town cops 4 having a open day gd shit gd 4 the kids 2c behind the doors. Karl an cody peaceout



Re Old Renwick Rd. To the Council, please can the 70KM be reduced to 50Km? Vehicles speed down this rd, accidents waiting to happen. Noise horrific this year during the harvest season. Worst year to date with noise from trucks etc.

RATES RISE Rates up 3.26%, why the increase when the we have a subdivision development (Taylor pass rd)? Surely the profit from this subdivision must be subsidising the increased costs of social infrastructure? Not the rate payer!

NO RUNNING pedestrian crossing should be walked accross not run accross u might get hit if u run aye cheers father

Bootfair regular seller. A 5yr old purchased a sealed boxed game set from you, Sat 14th. So upset to find most parts missing. Have a refund waiting for him next Sat please. Grandad.

NO SMOKING The hospital and grounds are smoke free. That means you cannot smoke anywhere including in the carpark or in the gardens. The worst offenders tend to be those using the Emergency department. Don’t be offensive when you are reminded. It is smoke free and if you can’t wait. Go to the roadside off site.

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Smoke and mirrors budget What an excellent letter Corey Hebberd’s was on the budget. He is quite right. It was smoke and mirrors by Messrs Key and English in spinning a yarn about NZ is “in the black” when the reality is NZ is deeply in the red thanks to six years of borrow and spend. “North & South” (June issue) article said “Key is touting himself and Bill English as prudent financial managers- all the while ignoring the $27 million a day they have

borrowed on average since taking office.” When the Key-led government took over six years ago, the government’s net debt was $10 billion. Now it is $60 billion. According to Treasury with the Key/English “prudent financial management” for another three years, it will be “$70 billion” in 2016. Ben

True inspiration Thanks for the update on Martin Kenny. I was one of the many who made a donation and I was so thrilled to see he and his family are doing well. Marty - you are a true inspiration and the fact that everytime you are in the Sun Newspaper you have a smile on your face despite all that you are going through. It can only get better for you. Good luck with your recovery! Margaret

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Heed the signs I was amused to see a number of vehicles driving past the ‘flooding’ signs last week. Driving down Nelson Street I observed a vehicle drive straight past the flooded sign without slowing and plough through the water. But even funnier is when they

get stuck and have to call for help, or you see the car hit a deep spot and the driver’s head pops out the window to access the danger. Too late idiot! Don’t be stupid and heed the signs! Amused driver

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Gwenda Hodson (centre) is pictured with Graham and Cynthia Brooks who played an important part in the publication of her book ‘Onamalutu’ which was launched Monday. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk.

Friends gather for launch By Celeste Lodewyk Gwenda Hodson has made it. After 18 years of research into the families and history of Onamalutu, she proudly launched her newly published book at the Renwick Museum on Monday. ‘Onamalutu - A sentimental journey’ was celebrated by a crowd of supporters who eagerly

lined up to receive an autographed copy. Graham and Cynthia Brooks who also attended the book launch, played an important role in the publication. Cynthia spent 18 months editing Gwenda’s research and put it into readable form, while Graham did a lot of photo restoration of

old family pictures as well as the cover art. The book was designed by Cynthia and Graham’s daughter Wendy Russell, and it was printed by local publisher John Penney. The book was also made possible by grants sought by the museum.

Pig hunt under way About 200 hunters are turning up to compete in the Starborough Tavern Shortest Day Pig Hunt this weekend. The event began at 12am yesterday and concludes with the weigh-in tomorrow afternoon at 12.30pm till 3.30pm, and prizegiving at 5pm, at the Starborough Tavern, 23 Goulter Street, Seddon. Further entertainment tomorrow includes a bouncy castle, food, coffee carts and stalls, with a live band performing from 6pm. Hunters from as far away as Dunedin and the Kapiti Coast are making their way to the Awatere for the hunt. Organiser Sara Grigg said she wanted the hunt to appeal to pig hunters and their families. “We’re trying to make it costefficient, and keeping the prizes pig-hunting related as much as possible. “We’re trying to make it a good

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5 MINUTES WITH: Tessa-Jane Power Head Girl of Marlborough Girls’ College


What is your favourite food? Butter chicken

What makes you smile?

Ja’mie from 'Summer Heights High'.

What’s your pet hate?

Nail filing. I can't stand the noise!


Your favoured holiday destination? Either down the Marlborough Sounds or Chatham Islands. What’s your favourite music? Ben Howard, Six60... I listen to anything really, except opera. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I am openly obsessed with watching ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’


Who would you invite to dinner? Definitely my Nanny and Daada (grandparents) because I don't get to see them very often as they live on the Chatham Islands. What’s next on your wish list? To travel with my all of my friends to the Greek Islands A saying you like to live by? ‘Treat others the way you'd like to be treated’- I learnt that from my days at Renwick school.

Cost of college options released The three options for Blenheim’s colleges have been cost-analysed in a Ministry of Education report. The report shows option two, which retains the status quo, is the cheapest option at $10.8 million. Option one, to relocate one or both schools, and option three, to have one purpose-built co-ed college, cost similar amounts, at $51.6 million and $52.6 million respectively. Marlborough Boys’ College principal Wayne Hegarty said the options meant different things for

the colleges going forward. “The thing that immediately struck me when I saw the report is when you look at the three options, they’re not apples for apples. “Options one and three will provide a modern learning environment throughout the school or schools, while the status quo means some new buildings.” Mr Hegarty said choosing to move or build elsewhere would be dependent on sites, location and land availability.

Retaining the status quo means many facilities will be refurbished rather than modernised, with both schools needing work on leaky and earthquake-prone buildings. Eight Marlborough Girls’ College buildings need to be repaired, and four either repaired or replaced at MBC. It would take an extra $30.8 million to modernise facilities while keeping the status quo. A public meeting facilitated by consultant Janet Kelly will be held

on Wednesday, July 2 at the MBC hall to discuss the options. Public submissions are due by July 30. Marlborough Girls’ College principal Karen Stewart said they wanted parents to get involved, as the decision would shape secondary education in Marlborough for the next 50 years. The full Ministry of Education report is available on both college websites.

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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 20 June 2014 Harness Racing - (Day 1) Marlborough Harness Racing Club Inc annual two day winter race meeting - 11 harness races including Winter Cup prelude. Excellent catering and facilities. 11.30am at the Waterlea Racecourse. Contact: Barry Forbes Ph: 578 8599 Email: Blenheim Dancing Society Annual festival competitions starts at 5pm today through to late Sunday. It includes ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Tap. Admission fees: Adults - $4 Child $1 and senior citizen $3 at the Marlborough Civic Theatre Ph Gemma Adams 027 392 1190 The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre, Picton Open every day from 9am. Great wet weather day activity and child friendly. Come check out the amazing history and facts. Kids under 5 free! Sit and Be Fit with Sue Exercise for the not so mobile while sitting down! 1pm Monday and Friday afternoons at 131 Budge Street. Plenty of parking. $2.00 per session. Ph Sue: 578 0469 Sit and Be Fit with Jeanette Free exercise for all ages at Crossroads, 2 Redwood Street. At 10am Ph 578 5395. Quest Intermediate age youth group, 3.30pm-5pm, Picton Baptist Church, 293 Waikawa Rd, Picton. Text Bronwyn 021 046 2434. Pastel Painting Marlborough Art Society, 10am till 3pm. Prue: Ph 578 8888. Tai Chi Today and Mondays. 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Liz 027 748 6666. Picton Museum 10am till 4pm daily, 9 London Quay. Ph 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Daily 10am till 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open noon-5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton. Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am till 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. Ph 577 6784 www.marlboroughartsociety. com

Saturday 21 June 2014 Shortest Day Pig Hunt Hosted by the Starborough Tavern. Weigh in 12.30 - 3.30pm, prizegiving at 5pm. Entertainment includes a bouncy castle, food coffee carts and stalls, with live entertainment from 6pm. All welcome.

Havelock Lions Shortest Day Market 9am - 1pm at Havelock Town Hall sites available $5 Ph Ian 5742558 Top of The South Rock & Roll Club Have a dance 8pm Main Hall, Clubs of Marlborough. Open to everyone and only $5. Rock & Roll music, fun & laughter, bar open. For more details phone Wayne on 021 08194420 Blenheim Gymnastics Championships Stadium 2000 today and tomorrow. Marlborough’s “Walk in the Park in the Dark” 5pm start you’ll need warm clothing, good footwear and a torch. It’s a great event for all ages and we’ll be looking for even more fantastic costumes on the night. Hot drinks, the barbie sizzling, music playing and a whole lot of FUN, see you at Rifle Range Place. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 2pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Ph John 578 3918. Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of the month at 1.30pm 4.30pm St John Rooms, Seymour St Ph Roz 5782471 Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillons Point Rd open 9am to 12 noon Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 5781835 Pregnancy Yoga 9.15am-10.15am. For information call Huia: 021 0724 107 Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, today and Sunday, 10am Redwood Market 8am-noon, Redwood Tavern car park. Plants produce and crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am till 3pm, Open every day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357. Picton Men’s Shed Every Saturday 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Plants and garden furniture sold Saturday and Wednesday 10am to 1pm.

Blenheim Masters Swimming Club Are hosting their annual swimming event at Stadium 2000 pool starting at 10am. Ulysses Ride To South Bay Kaikoura bring your lunch. Meet at Railway Stn (south end) at 9.45am departs at 10am.

St Luke’s Anglican Church Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 9.30am. Ph Rev Derek 5785050 Pony Club at Grounds New Renwick Rd. 10am every 2nd Sunday of the month. Grant 578 2100 Michelle 572 8984. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am. Murray 578 9199 or Tony 577 9776.

Blenheim Dancing Society Annual festival competitions starts at 5pm today through to late Sunday. It includes ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Tap. Admission fees: Adults - $4 Child $1 and senior citizen $3 at the Marlborough Civic Theatre Ph Gemma Adams 027 392 1190

Petanque 10am 65A Weld Street – Phone John 577 9789. Tramping Club Mary 5728762. Buddhism for Modern Life 10am, 573 5379.

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Book sale today 9am - 4pm. Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission.

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Michael Hill Violin Winner Nikki Chool will be playing at St Andrews Presbyterian Church from 6.00pm. Adults $35 and Students $10, Door sales. Also on Piano will be Stephan de Pledge. Phone 578 7119 or email for more info.

Marlborough Farmers’ Market 9.00am - noon A&P Showgrounds. Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer.

Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm: 578 8809.

Harness Racing - (Day 2) Marlborough Harness Racing Clubs annual two day Winter race meeting - 11 harness races including Winter Cup. Excellent catering and facilities. 11.30am at the Waterlea Racecourse contact: Barry Forbes Ph: 578 8599 Email:


Renwick Anglican Community Church 54 High St Renwick. Morning worship 9.30am Rev Steve Allcutt ph 572 8850

Picton RSA Jam session - 2pm

Sun 22 June 2014

Associated Modellers Society Minature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm till 4pm $2.

Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome

Blenheim Bonsai 2pm-4pm, 7 Hale Street. Dave 577 8679.


Purchase from The Floor Pride Civic Theatre or Take Note, Picton PHONE (03) 520 8560, Prices include booking fee Some Fees May Apply

More Fm Midwinter Swim Picton Foreshore. Registrations start at 12 Noon and close at 12:55pm. The swim starts at 1pm sharp followed by the prize-giving. For more information visit events page www. or call 03 9843400

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Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Tues 5th – Sat 9th August @ 7.30pm Sat 9th August @ 2.00pm Adult 32.00 Conc (65+) $29.00 Child (u19) $22.00

NZSO - IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING Saturday 22 November 2014 @ 7.30pm Adult $52.00 Conc(65+) $47.00 Child (U19) $17.00 Pre Show talk 6.45pm

RUSSIAN NATIONAL DANCE SHOW – KOSTROMA Sunday 23rd November @ 7.30pm Adult $92.00 Conc (65+) $77.00 Child (u16) $67.00 Group (6+) $77.00




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MDBB – PRE CONTEST CONCERT Sunday 29th June @ 2pm Adult $20.00 Conc (65+) $15.00 Child (u18) $8.00


THE IRISH ROVERS – FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR Friday 10th October 2014 @ 7.30pm Admit One: 77.00

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Ulaanbaatar: last full day Excerpt from Noeline Stewart’s blog Shanghai to London Classic Car Rally “Off on the bus for an hour and a half to see the Great Genghis Khan. The road was rough. We just sat there and hung on and let the bus driver do his thing. What a sight; this great statue of Genghis on his horse! We parked and walked up the stairs then headed inside. There were the usual shops and then in the foyer a huge boot. It was apparently the biggest man boot. Then up in a lift then more stairs and came out near the horse’s head. Amazing view, you could see for miles. Back down outside and down the long flight of stairs. There was a man there with four eagles. Ron paid 300 Rubels to have one sit on his arm – apparently it was very heavy. Then off to see a real yurt – and have a Mongolian lunch. We sat on the floor although there were some small seats. We had a warm milky tea which I think it was horse’s milk. Just didn’t think about it. Soup with noodles, some sort of pastry with meat in it - nice but they gave us too many! Hot bread, too. It was a touristy place I guess but very authentic. Outside they had camels, so thought I would have a ride. Two humps - very comfortable. Went to two more yurts - two too many. The last one Alison made a quilt so she gave it to the family. And the lady wrote our names in traditional Mongolian script. Time was getting on and we were ‘yurted’ out and no toilets so we got back on the bus and headed off ‘cross country’ literally with no roads at all. Amazing how they do it. After few hours and eventually getting back on the main road we arrived at the hotel. We had half an hour to get ready to go out for a BBQ dinner and get on the bus again. Just about took out a car while turning right. We had decided to sit up front. Bad move. A few bruises. Dinner was great. You chose what you wanted to eat and took it to guys that had a large, round hotplate to cook it on. You made up your own sauces etc. it was lovely. At another table there were some young New Zealanders and Aussies having dinner. We had a great chat with them and

Ron and Noeline have their names printed in traditional Mongolian script.

Ron and the huge stature of Genghis Khan.

Ron and Noeline are presented with a quilt depicting the map of the world.

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By Celeste Lodewyk Thirteen brides have already entered into the 2014 Beavertown Blenheim Lions Bride of the Year, but with only 25 spaces available organiser Carol Taylor is urging brides to get their entries in quick. The new ‘Bridegroom’ category is also still open for entries. Grooms do not have to be dressed in their wedding attire, just smartly dressed and will be invited to go up on stage for the audience to judge the winner. The show is being held on Saturday, July 19 at the Marlborough Convention Centre. To avoid disappointment, Carol said, brides and grooms need to enter by July 7. The cost is only $15 for entry. “You really don’t want to miss out on being in this show. “It’s such a fantastic day and people love to come along and look at the different wedding gowns, makeup and hairstyles and for the family of brides to enjoy a great night. “And of course brides can win an amazing prize and the title of ‘Bride of the Year’,” Carol said. The main prize for the winning bride is an incredible holiday for two to Coconuts Beach Club Resort and Spa in Samoa, valued at $2800. “This is an exciting prize, as are all of the other prizes which have been generously donated by local businesses,” Carol said. The prize categories include: - First, second and third - Audience choice - Miss Photogenic, sponsored by the Sun Newspaper - $300 cash lucky draw, sponsored by Bernadette Thomas - Bridegroom of the year

Brides from last year’s 2014 Beavertown Blenheim Lions Bride of the Year show, Rebecca Baker and Lucy Whatty enjoy a glass of wine before the show. File photo.

Tickets for the event cost $50 each, which include a light supper and can be purchased at the Sun Newspaper office or by contact-

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Neighbourhood tv show comes to Blenheim A TV One film crew caught the eyes of some curious onlookers around Blenheim this week. The crew were here to film a half-hour-long episode of Neighbourhood, a documentary series which screens every Sunday. The show markets itself as a celebration of cultural and ethnic diversity.

Blenheim’s episode will feature Indian art teacher Sudhir Duppati, along with traditional Italian cooking and winemaker Daniel Le Brun, from No. 1 Family Estate, and will include Gramado’s owner Saulo Camillo Nunes to introduce the stories. Neighbourhood producer Sam Blackley said she was excited

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Displayed (5) Vital issue (7,8) Compel (5) Supercilious (5) Fighters in Roman arenas (10) Faithful (5) Bite (3) Fishing boat (7) Freed (9) Decorous (6) Family tree (9) Figure out (6) Parent (6) Very small bottles of spirits (10) One of the Seven Dwarfs (3) Zoo worker (6) Bludgeon (4) Metal (3) Small bet (7) Two-piece suit (6) Sleeping sickness spreader (6,3) Make a speech (5) 2


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Nabbed (8) Happening (2) Dateline (anag) (8) Newspaper exclusive (5) Put on the airwaves (9) Spot (6) Arachnids (7) Paddle (3) Timid (4) Mark of disgrace (6) Moose (3) Mental disorder study (10) Sea journey (6) Official count (6) Racing craft (9) Pampers (6) Dynamo (9) Mollify (7) Reduce (3) Kit out (5) Corridor (10) Fear attack (5) Stripped (5) Pirate's curse (6,2,7) Intensive bombing (5)




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Peckish (6) Bereaved woman (5) Grotesque (4) Indicating assent (7) Approached (6) Proportional allocation (5) Most simple (7) Porcelain square (4) Vital gas (6) Pal (5) Give up all hope (7) Perplex (7) Indignation (10) Distress light (5) Supporter's badge (7) Long formal letter (7) Made-up story (7) Advantageous (7) Flour maker (6) Let in (5) Sea by Turkey (6) Omit (4) Mix by pressing (5) Howled (5) Continent (4) Book for photos (5)







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MILLAR: George Rae (7lb 11oz) June 7, 2014 POPE: Mollie Rachal (7lb 5oz) April 30, 2014

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BOROSOVA-BRADLEY: Siana Antonia (3.5kg) June 13, 2014 DOUGALL: Chloe Joy (6lb 14oz) February20, 2014

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Across: Across: 1 Shown, 4 Burning question, 14 Force, 15 Snide, 16 Gladiators, 17 Loyal, 19 Nip, 20 Trawler, 21 Liberated, 22 Seemly, 25 Genealogy, 27 Fathom, 28 Mother, 33 Miniatures, 35 Doc, 36 Keeper, 37 Club, 39 Tin, 41 Flutter, 42 Bikini, 43 Tsetse fly, 44 Orate, 45 Arrested, 50 On, 51 Entailed, 55 Scoop, 58 Broadcast, 59 Pimple, 60 Spiders, 61 Oar, 63 Meek, 64 Stigma, 65 Elk, 66 Psychiatry, 68 Voyage, 69 Census, 71 Speedboat, 76 Spoils, 77 Generator, 79 Placate, 81 Cut, 84 Equip, 85 Passageway, 86 Panic, 87 Naked, 88 Shiver me timbers, 89 Blitz. Down: 2 Hungry, 3 Widow, 5 Ugly, 6 Nodding, 7 Neared, 8 Quota, 9 Easiest, 10 Tile, 11 Oxygen, 12 Crony, 13 Despair, 14 Flummox, 18 Resentment, 23 Flare, 24 Rosette, 26 Epistle, 27 Fiction, 29 Helpful, 30 Miller, 31 Admit, 32 Aegean, 34 Skip, 36 Knead, 38 Bayed, 40 Asia, 45 Album, 46 Rookery, 47 Side, 48 Enacts, 49 Cocoa, 50 Oppress, 52 Top the bill, 53 Indiana, 54 Errors, 55 Stagger, 56 Smoke, 57 Flop, 62 Tyres, 67 Ignored, 68 Vaccine, 70 Sleeper, 72 Proverb, 73 Sleuth, 74 Salami, 75 Strict, 76 Stake, 78 Ensue, 80 Crawl, 82 Spiv, 83 Lair.




ANSWERS - JUNE 20 ISSUE 31 words - RELIEF, Eel, elf, ere, fee, feel, fie, file, filer, fir, fire, flee, fleer, flier, free, ire, lee, leer, lei, lie, lief, life, lifer, lire, reef, reel, ref, riel, rife, rifle, rile.

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Death Notices CLOSE, Ross Avin (former Mayor of Alexandra 19801986): June 14, 2014 ELSTON, Benjamin Keith: January 13, 2014 KING, Kelvin Francis (Kelly): June 14, 2014 McRAE, Daphne Rosina: June 13, 2014 NORTON, Robert Earl (Bob): June 17, 2014 SNOWDEN, Gordon Francis: June 14, 2013

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Friday June 20, 2014

Landscape changing


All across the sporting landscape we are seeing dominant teams fall or show signs of cracking. At the football World Cup in Brazil defending champs Spain, who have dominated the game with their tiki-taka passing style since Euro 2008, are going home after two abject losses. In the US the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Miami Heat, who had won the last two championships, in the NBA finals. New South Wales have beaten Queensland in the State of Origin for the first time in the last nine years, while, dear I say it, even the All Blacks don’t look that convincing against an up-and-

BADMINTON Blenheim Badminton are inviting everyone to attend their open day next month. The event will be held on Sunday, July 6, between 1-4pm at St Mary’s Hall. Spot prizes will be given, and no equipment is needed. The club will also be hosting two nights of badminton basics on Wednesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 16. Both sessions will also be at the hall, between 7-9pm. Limited spots are available. For more information or to register your interest visit www.sportsground.

coming English side. Sport goes in cycles, and one team can’t dominate forever, but there are many reasons why sporting dynasties fall over. They can get stagnant. Spain have had the same core squad for almost a decade, and many of them play together at club level too. Other teams have had time to work them out, and their defence looks ragged as they were torn apart on the counter-attack, especially by the Dutch. They can rely too much on only a few players, as Miami did. The Heat have three players, James, Wade and Bosh, who can

win games single-handedly, but the Spurs had a deeper squad whose bench players were better during the finals. Teams get too old. Queensland had won eight in a row with pretty much the same squad, but injuries are hitting their senior players more and more as they age. And as for the All Blacks, well, it could be just a blip, but it is hard replacing your world-class players. Richie McCaw’s influence is starting to wane and Dan Carter is off recovering. It’s up to those teams under pressure to show their greatness now.

Registrations are still open for the Kaikoura Warrior obstacle course event. The inaugural running of the event will be on Sunday, June 29. Race courses available include the 1.5km, 3km or 6km events. Obstacles look set to include hay bales, culverts and tourist buses, and signups can be as teams or individuals. To sign up or for more information contact Sport Tasman.

By Adam Poulopoulos Cycling Marlborough is one of the big winners after the Marlborough District Council released its draft annual plan earlier this month. As part of the plan, council will be giving $50,000 to Cycling Marlborough to help them reseal their track, at Athletic Park. The rest of the funds for the $85,000 project will come from fundraising. Track manager Lance Spencer said work on the track would begin after this summer's racing. He said the funding was a big boost to the club. "The track is knackered, so this is huge for us. "It has been 21 years since the track was last resealed, and if it hadn't been resealed in the next 18-24 months there would have been no track in Marlborough." While council approved the resealing, they turned down Cycling Marlborough's request for a feasibility study looking at

SWIMMING Picton’s More Fm Midwinter Swim will be held this Sunday. Registrations begin at midday, with the swim itself beginning at 1pm. Prizegiving will follow at the conclusion of the swim. There are many prizes to be won, including the major prize of a Toshiba heat pump.

making Athletic Park the home of all cycling in Marlborough. Spencer said the club would continue to look for the help in what he called their "five-year plan," and includes basic plans to earthquake-proof the grandstand and build clubrooms. "The grant tells us Council's behind us being there, so we'll still crack into that." Council reserves and amenities manager Rosie Bartlett said the decision had been made easier by Cycling Marlborough shelving plans to develop on the Wither Hills. Cycling was one of five sports to receive help under the plan, and Ms Bartlett said a lot of the grants given had come from the Marlborough Outdoor Sport Facilities Plan. "Most of these groups have been coming to us for a while, but we prioritised them this year. "It's really encouraging that they're taking ownership for the strategic direction of their facilities.

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Marlborough Marathon The Marlborough Marathon will be offering a full-length event this year, after speculation to the contrary. Mr Halligan said the event will be held on Saturday, November 22, but could not confirm a venue. Top of the South Events owner Pete Halligan confirmed a full-marathon will be offered, but as a twice-round of the aforementioned course. Last year's event at Villa Maria Estate attracted about 800 participants.

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Scotty McDermid runs during last year’s event.


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