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signs By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim signwriting company has been rewarded on a national level, winning medals for two of its projects recently. BB Signs won gold and bronze medals at the New Zealand Sign and Display Awards in Rotorua last weekend. BB Signs owner Brian Benseman took gold for signwriting a 1932 Ford Delivery, his first gold in his preferred signwriting category. He says he was excited and surprised when his name was called. “You don’t want to hear that (what I said)… the lady could tell I was a little bit happy. “I didn’t expect it. We had very good stuff in the competition this year but we didn’t expect that one to win.” Continued page 2.

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Police seize 25kg of cannabis Marlborough Police have recovered 25kg of cannabis from a 55ft yacht moored at Waikawa Bay. Two search warrants were executed on Friday in relation to the operation. One was at a Christchurch address and the second was on the yacht.

More than 25kg of cannabis was found on board the yacht, along with a taser. The yacht has been seized, along with two smaller vessels and a vehicle. A 45-year-old man was arrested on board the yacht. A 51-year-old man was arrested in Picton and the 64-year-old

owner of the yacht was arrested in Christchurch. All three have been remanded in custody on charges of cultivating cannabis, possession of equipment to cultivate cannabis and possession of cannabis for supply. The 45 year old and the 51 year old will appear in the

Blenheim District Court today and the 64 year old will appear on 7 May. Marlborough Area Commander Inspector Simon Feltham says the quantity and quality of the cannabis recovered all pointed towards the men being involved in well organised commercial activity.

Winning signs By Adam Poulopoulos Continued from Page 1. Brian completed the design for Nelson man Steve Woodfine. The sign, which says ‘Bossamans Deliveries,’ is Woodfine’s tribute to his dog. “It’s an even better thing to do it for really nice customers. It’s been even more of a buzz to ring and tell them,” Brian says. “You don’t signwrite vehicles much anymore. It’s very rare. “My shoulders ached but it was cool. You don’t get stressed signwriting as you do using a computer.” BB Signs employee Adam Lonergan also took home a medal, winning bronze in the illumination category. He lit up an antique ‘bar’ sign for use by local company Vintage Events. “We have a rule with the boys – if they see a job they think is really cool we just let them go,” Brian says. The gold is BB Signs’s first since 2008, and follows on from two bronze medals in each of the last two years. Brian says even after 35 years in the trade, the medals give him a buzz. “You come back all enthusiastic. You want to do something cool.”

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Roof strengthened for earthquakes By Jacob Page New World Blenheim is strengthening its roof against earthquakes. Owner operator Ashley Shore says scaffold will be seen around the store for the next five to six weeks as new bracing is put in to the ceiling to ensure it is more capable of handling earthquakes. The work has been scheduled since the Seddon earthquake of 2013 and is part

of many moves the store is taking to increase shopper safety. “A lot of the things we are trying to incorporate are things that were used in Christchurch following their earthquakes.” Ashley says they have incorporated transparent thermoplastic fronts to some of their more perishable and glass items like jam jars, also there are extra shelves

to minimise the need for stacking. Wiring has also been introduced to the front of the wine section which means glass is less likely to fall and break and cause danger to customers. “It’s all about shopper safety,” Ashley says. “If there is less glass on the floor then there is less of an issue for customers and we can keep trading.

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Marlborough Express general manager Vanessa Watson is set to leave the paper in May. Watson confirmed she was leaving as parent company Fairfax continues to restructure its newsrooms and business across New Zealand. The former Express advertising manager replaced Roger Rose as general manager in July 2011 almost 30 years after joining the company as a receptionist. It is understood Fairfax will be changing the way their provincial newspapers are led and those changes are likely to happen over the next few months.

Netball to move ‘ASAP’ - Sowman By Jacob Page Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman wants netball to be at Lansdowne Park from next season. Marlborough District Council’s assets and services committee on Tuesday agreed with a study that suggested the current home of rugby was the best option to future-proof the game. It beat out present location of Horton Park. It is understood to need money spent to upgrade courts and another alternative site at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. The Lansdowne Park move would involve the construction of 15 new courts at Lansdowne Park, with three covered courts and three plexipave courts. The cost of the development at Lansdowne Park

was $1.48 million without covered courts. The price tag would double to install covered courts. Sowman says with the Horton Park courts needing hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to maintain them, he was hopeful of making this netball season the last at the site. “At the moment the move is pencilled in for 2022 but that’s too far away for my liking and I’ve asked council staff to see if that can be looked at. “It doesn’t seem right to spend money on the Horton Park courts when that money could be spent on the move instead. Sowman says if they can sell the land that would be money that could be spent on the new courts and would make the move cheaper.

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BONNIE OFF TO GLOBE Marlborough Girls’ College pupil Bonnie Harrison is off to London later in the year as part of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand – Young Shakespeare Company UK Tour. The group will be visiting the Globe Theatre as part of the tour. To raise funds a show including several Shakespeare excerpts, singing numbers and a live auction will be held at the Boathouse Theatre on May 16. For more information and to buy tickets email inangahuachambers@

The Marlborough Assists Vanuatu Group say the 40 ft container currently outside John’s Kitchen will be shipped to the island on May 9. The group has also raised more than $3,000 for the rebuild after Cyclone Pam.

PARSONS IN TOWN Singer/song writer Mel Parsons will perform at Allan Scott WInery on Sunday. It is part of the folk singer’s 23-date national tour and will follow her shows in Nelson and Golden Bay.

He coached the New Brighton senior club side between 2003 and 2007 and had been in charge of the Canterbury Colts and provided intermittent specialist lineout work for the Crusaders and Canterbury NPC squads. He played 28 games at lock for Canterbury between 1987 and 1992.

Former pupil and 2013 New Zealand’s Got Talent winner Renee Maurice will be the entertainment for the night at the Queen Charlotte College Hall. Tickets are available from Queen Charlotte College office, Bayroad Seafoods on Waikawa Road and Signs and Designs.

FORESHORE LIGHTS A move to improve the lighting of the Picton Foreshore could cost rate payers $240,000. The plan was discussed at the Marlborough District Council’s assets and services committee meeting with councillors aware that the waterfront in Picton was a crucial attraction for the town to draw tourists.

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Philpott to return to where it all began By Jacob Page Queen Charlotte College will welcome back old boy and current Hawke’s Bay Magpies rugby coach Craig Philpott (right) later this month. Craig, who was at the school from 1980 to 1985, will be the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner on May 23.

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Field day The New Zealand Dryland Forest Initiative, the supreme winner at this year’s Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards, is hosting a field day early next month. The event, on May 12, begins at 2pm. It includes a Field trip to a eucalypt tree breeding trial site on John and Robyn Cuddons property, a visit to the Marlborough Lines workshop and a seminar at the Marlborough Research Centre. For more information and to book contact the Marlborough District Council.

Workers move in Workers have begun to shift into Blenheim’s new health hub on Queen Street this week. About 70 workers from the Primary Health Organisation, Public Health, Child Development Services and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, started to move in on Tuesday. The building was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key late last month.

Roadshow comes to town To mark the release of a fleet of new Ford vehicles the company is holding a Blue Oval Roadshow in Blenheim this week. The event is being held at Alan Scott Wines today and tomorrow, from 10am-3pm. It will run through 2015, travelling thorugh the North Island in the second half of the year. Every person that does a test drive during the Blue Oval Roadshow will go in the draw to win a new car, while $50 from every Saturday test drive will go to a community group appointed by the local Ford dealer.

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Marlborough Vintners Hotel general manager Tracy Purcell and Forrest Wines project and communications coordinator Samantha Forrest.

By Adam Poulopoulos The Marlborough Vintners Hotel and Forrest Wines are joining forces to host a breakfast for both pink ribbon awareness and the region’s mothers. The pink ribbon breakfast will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, from 9:30-noon at Marlborough Vintners. An auction, including prizes like dinner for two at Marlborough Vintners, bottles of Forrest wine and flights and accommodation for a weekend for two in Wellington, will be held on the day. Marlborough Vintners Hotel general manager Tracy Purcell says they are aiming to raise $2000 for the New Zealand

Breast Cancer Foundation at the event. She says all are welcome to attend. “It’s not just for women, it’s for husbands and sons too. “It’s something to do for Mother’s Day and it’s raising money for a good cause.” Tracy says Marlborough Vintners and Forrest will consider hosting more events in the future if the breakfast is well-supported. Nearly half of the $39 ticket fee goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Tickets are available through the Forrest website, or if you would like to donate directly, visit the Breast Cancer Foundation website.

Donations for St Mark’s Society Life Education Trust By Adam Poulopoulos The Blenheim South Rotary donated a combined $24,000 in funds at a dinner this week. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre St Mark’s Society received $15,000, while children’s education charity Life Education Trust received $9000. The funds were presented at a rotary dinner at the Scenic Hotel on Tuesday night. Rotary president Peter Edwards says the organisation wanted to help those in need at both ends of the age spectrum. “To use the words of the Life Education Trust, we’re helping people to make better choices. “We’re partly looking at those who have fallen off the wagon at

the top end, and the Life Education Trust encourages young people to make good choices.” The funds were raised at last year’s annual rotary dinner, which about 300 people attended. St Mark’s Society chairman John Inder says the group will be using their funds to create a multi-functional room for the centre, including office space, and space for group therapy and lectures. Work on the room, which is part of a wider site refurbishment, is set to begin next year. Life Education Trust chairperson Rob Simcic says their funds will go towards refurbishing the inside of their mobile van.

Blenheim South Rotary Club member Michael Parkinson, St Mark's Society chairman John Inder, rotary club president Peter Edwards and Marlborough Life Education Trust chairperson Rob Simcic at the dinner.

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Wither Hills Farm Park Aerial Weed Control Programme

With the onset of wetter weather it has been decided to complete the 2014/15 aerial weed spraying. Weather permitting this will commence on Wednesday 29 April and will be confined within the Quail Stream Catchment. To minimise public exposure Quail Catchment will be closed to the public from midnight Tuesday 28 through to 4.00 pm Friday 1 May. If the spraying is completed earlier the area will be re-opened immediately. If spraying is not completed the closure will roll over from midnight Tuesday 5 May to 4.00 pm Friday 8 May. Signs will be posted. Thank you for your co-operation. For any queries please contact Vern Harris. 0272 510 097

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Marlborough District Council invites quotations for the above contract. The contract involves provision of precast concrete niche units, masonry block stonewall, timber pergola construction and associated foundations and construction. Tenders close at 4.00 pm on Friday 29 May 2015. Tender documents can be obtained from the Marlborough District Council website www. from Friday 1 May. All enquiries should be directed to: Clare Carmody Smart Alliances Limited PO Box 546 Blenheim 7240 Ph: 03 579 6211 Fax: 03 579 6233 Email:

Last week to have your say on LTP projects ‘Submissions on the Consultation Document will be accepted until 5 pm on 7 May 2015.’

Building control team wins award for innovation Marlborough District Council’s building control team and the lead it has taken in using information technology has won it national recognition for innovation. Council received the CARTER HOLT HARVEY INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by Jim Malone, Technical Support Manager of Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ, at the recent Building Officials Institute of New Zealand conference in Auckland. This award recognises a building control

professional or team working in building control activities who has demonstrated commitment to innovation in engineering. The Council’s success in developing and successfully using new technology to increase efficiency clinched the award. For more information see Council’s website www.marlborough.govt. nz/Your-Council/NewsMandy Evans, Website Administrator with Senior Building Notices/Media-Releases/ Control Officers, Brendon Robertson and Jeff Atkinson and MDC-Building-ControlBuilding Control Team Leader, Bill East with the Innovator of Innovation-Best.

the year award.

Why river weed is left to flourish From time to time members of the public express concern about the amount of weed they can see in our town waterways. Council is responsible for these rivers within the urban boundaries and it’s a finely balanced matter; maintaining the ecology of the waterways while ensuring there’s sufficient drainage. Keeping the waterways ‘clean’ means removing the vegetation that fish and invertebrates depend upon; Marlborough’s whitebait, for example, relies on these vegetation beds for their food - the small invertebrates that

feed on river plants. However if our Rivers team believes the weed has become so dense that it’s going to affect the river flows then action is taken. If there’s a risk of raising water levels, affecting the gravity drainage from the Taylor’s tributary creeks or if silt is building up and diverting the flow into vulnerable sections of riverbank then some weed will be cleared. At present most of the weed in the Taylor River above Hutcheson Street is growing in the silts and gravels of shallow water. It’s being left for as long as possible for

the sake of the fish life but our Rivers team says the thickest parts will probably have to be weed-raked before winter. Downstream of Hutcheson Street through town to Raupo, weeds are sprayed once or twice a year and beyond that, in the lower Opawa River, the

waterway is cleared three or four times a year with the weedcutter boat. Our water scientists remind us regularly that a clearly visible riverbed is not necessarily the sign of a healthy river and river vegetation is an important part of the river lifecycle.

Change proposed to Council’s Development Contributions Policy New residential, commercial, retail or industrial developments incur a development contribution levy. This helps meet the cost that new developments place on infrastructure and demand for Council services such as roading, water supply, waste water and reserves and community facilities. Council has reviewed its Development Contributions Policy to comply with recent amendments to the Local

Government Act 2002. Development contributions may be levied on those undertaking development so they pay a fair and proportional share of the costs incurred supporting

that growth. Over recent years Council has decided not to recover the full costs incurred by developments with a view to stimulating growth. Significant economic growth has now occurred and Council is looking to recover a greater portion of growth related costs from developers. This would mean that the portion of ratepayer funding needed to meet development costs will reduce.

Do you think developers should be meeting a greater or lesser share of the associated costs of new residential and industrial subdivisions? • More information about how Council proposes to levy Development Contributions is available in the Consultation Document supporting Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-25. Public submissions on the Consultation Document are invited by the deadline of 7 May 2015.

Positive ageing - Help to get your home insulated The Marlborough District Council is offering a funding arrangement which may help some people wanting to insulate their homes before winter arrives. If you don’t think you can afford the up-front lump sum cost of insulating, talk to the Council about our scheme which allows you to pay off the cost of

insulation through your rates. Council will meet the immediate cost for approved home insulation products and the installation charges - which you then pay back over a nineyear term through a targeted homeowner property rate. The arrangement includes a charge for interest, administration and GST on all costs.

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EECA’s assessment of its Warm Up New Zealand Heat Smart Campaign showed those who benefit most from insulation are people on low incomes who are at higher risk of health issues. If you want to know more about this scheme, contact the Council Ph: 03 520 7400 or look at the Council website section on Energy Efficiency:

Phone: 03 520 7400 Fax: 03 520 7496 Email: Energy-Efficiency/HomeInsulation. An application form for the home insulation agreement is on the website. There’s more information about the benefits to be gained from home insulation on the EECA website;

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The Sun Values like that will go to prison To the kids who tried to steal the Anzac poppy money from the old guy you are truly poor humans and should be bitterly ashamed. I expect that with personal values like that you are the sort of people who will someday spend a long stretch in prison.

Stop bank where ? Looked with interest at the 4 conceptual designs of the proposed Taylor River precinct printed in your paper. Look lovely but did anyone else notice the complete absence of the stop bank? Grassed area and buildings all seem to be shown at river level. Will the new library be pleased to have its first floor flooded every winter?

Speeding car Reading your road safety article in weds paper reminded me of an incident on Friday night. Our family were walking back to our car from the Anzac service. It was about 6.55pm. We stopped at the pedestrian crossing on High st just past the roundabout. There were no cars so we stepped out and walked across. Our boys ran ahead of us and we were all surprised by a speeding Dominoes Pizza car who zoomed up the road from town & straight through the crossing, only closely missing our boys. The car seemed to come from nowhere, was speeding, did not slow down when going thru roundabout & didnt notice us even after it nearly knocked us all down. Cars please slow down & look when approaching crossings. Dominoes Pizza, please teach your drivers to be more careful.

Fashion parade Couldn’t understand the criteria to be asked to enter the Bayleys fashion competition at the races on sunday. Did you have to be in the market for a property or more drab than the one they had invited to win? darryl yates

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Wof frustration Re:wof ticket frustration. OMG!!! I can’t believe this was actually a story. The cop was obviously doing her job and probably does hear “I was on my way to get my wof” all the time. The ticket was reversed once he got the wof so why is this news. Get a life man. Police do a great job. Stop bagging them.

Scoreboard for Lansdowne Be great if the upgrade at lansdowne park includes replacing the scoreboard

Jay walking In response to ‘missing great music’, how is a parking warden expected to work if she can’t use a pedestrian crossing. ‘Jay walking meters’ I have seen cars speed up rather than slow down when a parking warden crosses the road.

A & E great service Our amazing a and e at wairau hospital great service from great staff who work hard under pressure and still make each individual feel they are the number one priority

Outstanding service Hi just moved to the region and take note of txt talk as a great way for instant communication while fresh in ones mind. I would like to thank Sheree Fishburn, Harvey Norman Blenheim for her outstanding customer service. Im still trying to contact head office to tell them this also. Shirley Te Wiata

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Shoulder tapped “fashion parade at races sunday april 26th” bit odd having to be shoulder tapped to allow entry into fashion parade run by bayleys....was it an inside job? Was it “fixed”? What was the criteria for entry one would wonder.....mmmm.. follower of fashion

Poorly informed TJR you are poorly informed about new theatre. The outside finish will be mainly glass an wood: not paint an not double the cost! Also clubs marl are working with theatre to bring an promote events to blenheim. Stop spreading incorrect rumours! Have you actually spoken to anyone on theatre trust to find out more about what is really happening? Find something else to moan about,such as how much money is being spent on lansdown park upgrade! Now that shouldnt be happening! From positive attitude.

Back to basics? Saint clair,oh no,disaster,over priced crap food. Was the place to go before revamp,sorry get rid of chefs and back to basics before to late.

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Garage sale dumping? Recognise stuff dumped on river bank in the photo in the paper as being frm a garage sale I attended, dont remember which one tho, resource centre would take it

April 25 only No need to make Monday a public hol for Anzac. This sacred day is the 25th. End of! For the many that give it the remembrance it deserves the one day is it. No need for another.

Smoke gets in your eyes..... think the problem here does lie with the fire lighters, the older of whom will find it difficult to fix....... Its the age & freshness of burning “ green” wood that’s the problem in 95% of cases... Wood has to be cut stored & dried for at least 12 months prior to use . If not done the fire consumes 50% or more ‘‘drying out” its own wet fuel to burning level. Watch the smoke “ change colour” when a new load of wet wood is put in a burning log fire box. Geoff Robinson

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Support action Bali. A good start but still leaves merchants of misery and addiction, wealthy & tax free. Unlike our Cohens who came back and still traffic. Well done Indonesia, your country, your law, and all visitors know it. Politicians all tut tut but then profess to sing to the tune of increasing penalties and re election. The majority of real people support the action.

The MDC, not even finished the ‘Plug’ shaped theatre and already trying to spend more on a new town complex. Visitors will be looking at the road, & roundabout ahead than over past a cafe, bushes and fire station. Too late chaps, better create a riverbank area at the front of the existing RSA area. We do not need yet another art gallery! Do the bypass first!

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My last meal on Earth would be... I enjoy the fresh seafood from Marlborough, but as long as I don’t have to cook it myself.

One of my best holidays was... When I was travelling on my OE through France I lived with a family and worked in their vineyard. I got to press grapes with my feet which were red for days.

My guilty TV pleasure is... Coronation Street. I’ve been watching it all my life and feel that somehow I am related to them.


I’m inspired by... The fun group of volunteers that support us at Alzheimers Marlborough. They have a wide variety of backgrounds but they are all there because they have big hearts and want to help. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? My late mother’s letters – she had the most beautiful handwriting and they are a tangible reminder of her.

Who would you love to have a meal with? Karl Marx, Ghandi, Albert Eilstein and Richie McCaw. The first three because they were all inspiration leaders for social justice and Ritchie because he’s gorgeous.


What would you spend your last $100 on? My children, Jack and Lilly because they are the best.

What’s next on your wish list? I brought myself a new sewing machine and currently doing a sewing course in an effort to learn how to use it.

What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? During both my primary and secondary schooling I was only ever taught by nuns.

Marlborough Anzac tribute By Adam Poulopoulos A Picton couple are using their European trip to visit the Gallipoli Peninsula, and are inviting Marlburians to give to their Anzac tribute. Robin and Olive Day will be leaving for Europe on Tuesday, May 5, and arrive at the Gallipoli Peninsula for a tour at the start of June. While there, they will place paper poppies donated by the Marlborough community at the base of the New Zealand memorial at Chunuk Bair. The bag is at Mikey’s Bar in Picton, where Robin works as a bartender. Marlburians are invited to drop their poppies off before Sunday, May 3,

when the bag will be packed away for the journey. Robin has never been to the peninsula, and says he is looking forward to it. “Olive has been there before…she said it would good for me to go and see me and I totally agree. “I’ve wanted to go for a while, but I needed a push. It seemed the logical thing to do.” Olive says all Marlburians can drop off their poppies. “Anyone who’d like us to take a poppy is more than welcome to contribute, and say hi to Robin if he’s working.” Robin and Olive return to Marlborough shortly after their visit to the peninsula. Robin and Olive Day.

Is your will up to date? Whatever’s happening in your life right now, it’s really important that you have an up-to-date Will. As part of your estate planning, a Will ensures the people and things that matter most to you are taken care of after you’re gone. Your Will sets out your wishes, making them clear for everyone. You can also name guardians to look after any dependent children you may have. Greg Coyne, Blenheim Customer Centre Manager explains “If you die without a Will, your loved ones may face difficulty sorting out your wishes and what happens may not be what you would want or expect. The law determines what happens to the people who depend on you, how your estate is divided and how your loved ones are looked after.” Public Trust write more

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Wills than anyone else in New Zealand and will make it easy for you. They’re here acting in your best interests to help ensure your family will be provided for and your wishes will be carried out. Once it’s done you only need to update it should there be a major change in your life. Another thing that is important to consider is Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). Greg says “These allow you to legally appoint someone you trust to make life’s important decisions for you when you need it most. If you can’t make decisions yourself, perhaps because of an accident or serious illness, your nominated attorneys can look after your financial affairs and personal care.” Public Trust is conveniently located on the corner of Queen and High Street.

Call 0800 371 471, visit or come in and visit us at the corner of Queen and High Streets in Blenheim

The Marlborough Civic Orchestra will be hoping to drum up interest when they play two shows this weekend. The orchestra will be performing ‘Autumn Encore’ with two shows, one tonight at 7:30pm and one tomorrow at 4pm. Both shows will be held at the Wesley Centre on Henry Street. The Marlborough Civic Orchestra was formed from the Marlborough Youth Orchestra in the middle of last year, and held their first concert, Upbeat, in September. In the lead-up to this weekend’s show, the orchestra held a workshop with violinist Jean-Francois Robert, the second time he was worked with the orchestra.

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Friday May 1, 2015

on the river

A romantic dinner for two, a family occasion, or for business entertaining, The Tides Restaurant and Bar is an award winning dining experience. The enjoyment begins the moment you relax in the stylish Tides Bar and select a local wine or beer, while taking in the Maitai river views from the balcony.

 Set Menus for Evening Dining Dishes with a  form our Two Course Set Menu at $39.90 per person or our Three Course Set Menu at $44.90 per person. Full set menu can be viewed on our website. SPECIALTY SPECIALTY SPECIALTY BREADS BREADS BREADS Garlic Bread (SM) $6.90 Garlic Bread (SM) $6.90 Garlic Bread (SM) $6.90 Chilli Cheese Bread $8.50 Chilli Cheese Bread $8.50 Chilli Cheese Bread $8.50 Toasted ciabatta / chilli sauce / grilled mozzarella Toasted ciabatta / /chilli sauce / /grilled mozzarella Toasted ciabatta chilli sauce grilled mozzarella Bread Platter Bread Platter Bread Platter Garlic bread / pita bread / chilli cheese / oven baked Garlic bread / /pita bread / /chilli cheese / /oven baked Garlic bread pita bread chilli cheese oven baked Hummus / balsamic / Local Olive oiloil /oil dukkah forfor 2 to share $13.50 Hummus / /balsamic / /Local Olive / /dukkah ideal 22to $13.50 Hummus balsamic Local Olive dukkah ideal ideal for toshare share $13.50 ideal forfor 4 to share $18.50 ideal 44to $18.50 ideal for toshare share $18.50



Soup ofof the Day Soup Soup ofthe the Day Day The chef’s daily choice The The chef’s chef’s daily daily choice choice Seafood Chowder Seafood Seafood Chowder Chowder (Seifried Estate Sauvignon Blanc) (Seifried (Seifried Estate Estate Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Loaded with local seafood Loaded Loaded with with local local seafood seafood

$9.00 (SM) $9.00 $9.00 (SM) (SM) $15.90 $15.90 $15.90


$10.00 (SM) $10.00 $10.00 (SM) (SM) $16.90 $16.90 $16.90

ENTREES ENTREES ENTREES (Recommended (Recommended (Recommended Wines) Wines) Wines) Camembert Camembert Camembert with with with Spiced Spiced Spiced Plum Plum Plum Sauce Sauce Sauce (SM) (SM) (SM) $17.50 $17.50 $17.50 (Tasman (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Bay Chardonnay) Chardonnay) Chardonnay) Camembert Camembert Camembert cheese cheese cheese / deep / /deep deep fried fried fried / spiced / /spiced spiced plum plum plum sauce sauce sauce / apricot / /apricot apricot sauce sauce sauce Smoked Smoked Smoked Chicken Chicken Chicken and and and Brie Brie Brie Filo Filo Filo $18.90 $18.90 $18.90 (Kaimira (Kaimira (Kaimira Riesling) Riesling) Riesling) Filo Filo Filo / Smoked / /Smoked Smoked chicken chicken chicken / Cream / /Cream Cream Cheese Cheese Cheese / Brie / /Brie Brie / Redcurrant / /Redcurrant Redcurrant Jelly Jelly Jelly Fish Fish Fish ofof the ofthe the Day Day Day price price price daily daily daily (Waimea (Waimea (Waimea Estate Estate Estate Sauvignon Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Blanc) (grilled) (grilled) (grilled) GFGF GF Deep Deep Deep Fried Fried Fried / beer / /beer beer batter batter batter oror Grilled orGrilled Grilled Greenlip Greenlip Greenlip Mussels Mussels Mussels - Tomato - -Tomato Tomato & Harissa &&Harissa Harissa $18.90 $18.90 $18.90 (Astrolabe (Astrolabe (Astrolabe Sauvignon Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Blanc) Steamed Steamed Steamed / local / /local local white white white wine wine wine / tomatoes / /tomatoes tomatoes / Harissa / /Harissa Harissa / crusty / /crusty crusty bread bread bread Spiced Spiced Spiced Lamb Lamb Lamb Ribs Ribs Ribs $18.90 $18.90 $18.90 (Tasman (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Bay Pinot Pinot Pinot Noir) Noir) Noir) Thai Thai Thai BBQ BBQ BBQ sauce sauce sauce / rice / /rice rice / pickled / /pickled pickled cucumber cucumber cucumber Salt Salt Salt n Sichuan nnSichuan Sichuan Pepper Pepper Pepper Calamari Calamari Calamari $19.50 $19.50 $19.50 GFGF GF (Seifrieds (Seifrieds (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) Gewürztraminer) Gewürztraminer) Quick Quick Quick fried fried fried / mesculun / /mesculun mesculun salad salad salad / mung / /mung mung bean bean bean / citrus / /citrus citrus dressing dressing dressing Lambs Lambs Lambs FryFry Fry and and and Bacon Bacon Bacon Delight Delight Delight $19.50 $19.50 $19.50 (Speights (Speights (Speights Gold Gold Gold Medal Medal Medal Ale) Ale) Ale) Lambs Lambs Lambs FryFry Fry / Bacon / /Bacon Bacon / onion / /onion onion rings rings rings / peppercorn / /peppercorn peppercorn jusjus jus Avocado Avocado Avocado Shrimp Shrimp Shrimp and and and Prawn Prawn Prawn $19.90 $19.90 $19.90 GFGF GF (Oyster (Oyster (Oyster Bay Bay Bay Sauvignon Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Blanc) Avocado Avocado Avocado / Shrimp / /Shrimp Shrimp / Prawns / /Prawns Prawns / salad / /salad salad greens greens greens Seared Seared Seared Scallops Scallops Scallops $19.90 $19.90 $19.90 GFGF GF (Tasman (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Bay Pinot Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) Gris) Smoked Smoked Smoked cauliflower cauliflower cauliflower puree puree puree / pistachio / /pistachio pistachio crumble crumble crumble / micro / /micro micro herbs herbs herbs / // vanilla vanilla vanilla butter butter butter Red Red Red Wine Wine Wine Poached Poached Poached Pear Pear Pear $19.50 $19.50 $19.50 GFGF GF (Triplebank (Triplebank (Triplebank Pinot Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) Gris) Vegan Vegan Vegan (with (with (with nono no feta) feta) feta) Walnut Walnut Walnut / Feta / /Feta Feta / watercress / /watercress watercress salad salad salad / dressed / /dressed dressed in in olive inolive olive oiloil oil Whitebait Whitebait Whitebait Pattie Pattie Pattie $21.50 $21.50 $21.50 GFGF GF (Rockburn (Rockburn (Rockburn Pinot Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) Gris) Whitebait Whitebait Whitebait / Eggs / /Eggs Eggs / Seasoning / /Seasoning Seasoning - that’s - -that’s that’s it! it!it!

LIGHT LIGHT MEALS MEALS LIGHT MEALS (Recommended (Recommended (Recommended Wines) Wines) Wines) Pork Pork Pork Schnitzel Schnitzel Schnitzel * ** $24.00 $24.00 $24.00 (Seifried (Seifried (Seifried Gewürztraminer) Gewürztraminer) Gewürztraminer) Sesame Sesame Sesame Seed Seed Seed Crumbed Crumbed Crumbed Pork Pork Pork fillet fillet fillet / Scallop / /Scallop Scallop Potato Potato Potato / Star / /Star Star Anise Anise Anise / // Red Red Red wine wine wine vinegar vinegar vinegar / lime / /lime lime / lemon / /lemon lemon Braised Braised Braised Beef Beef Beef Belly Belly Belly $26.50 $26.50 $26.50 (St(St Hallet (StHallet Hallet Gamekeepers Gamekeepers Gamekeepers Shiraz Shiraz Shiraz Grenache) Grenache) Grenache) Coconut Coconut Coconut rice rice rice / pickled / /pickled pickled cucumber cucumber cucumber / thai / /thai thai bbq bbq bbq sauce sauce sauce Vegetarian Vegetarian Vegetarian Filo Filo Filo Parcels Parcels Parcels (SM) (SM) (SM) $25.90 $25.90 $25.90 (The (The (The MakeR MakeR MakeR Lions Lions Lions Head Head Head Chardonnay) Chardonnay) Chardonnay) Roasted Roasted Roasted vegetables vegetables vegetables / indian / /indian indian spices spices spices / filo / /filo filo / mild / /mild mild sweet sweet sweet chilli chilli chilli sauce sauce sauce / local / /local local olive olive olive oiloil oil

Prawn Quesadilla Prawn Prawn Quesadilla Quesadilla (Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc) (Oyster (Oyster Bay Bay Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Tiger prawns / avocado / tomato corn broadbean salsa / // Tiger Tiger prawns prawns / /avocado avocado / /tomato tomato corn corn broadbean broadbean salsa salsa sweet chilli and garlic emulsion sweet sweet chilli chilli and and garlic garlic emulsion emulsion

$26.90 $26.90 $26.90

Seafood Taster Seafood Seafood Taster Taster (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris) (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) Chilli Prawns / Seared Scallops / Salt ‘n’‘n’ Pepper Calamari Chilli Chilli Prawns Prawns / /Seared Seared Scallops Scallops / /Salt Salt ‘n’ Pepper Pepper Calamari Calamari

$28.50 GFGF $28.50 $28.50 GF

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Caesar Salad $26.50 Caesar Caesar Salad Salad $26.50 $26.50 (Seifrieds Sauvignon Blanc) (Seifrieds (Seifrieds Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Bacon / croutons / parmesan cheese / house made caesar dressing / // Bacon Bacon / /croutons croutons / /parmesan parmesan cheese cheese / /house house made made caesar caesar dressing dressing warm poached egg warm warm poached poached egg egg Salt n’ n’ Sichuan Pepper Chicken Salad $26.90 GFGF Salt Salt n’Sichuan Sichuan Pepper Pepper Chicken Chicken Salad Salad $26.90 $26.90 GF (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) (Seifrieds (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) Gewürztraminer) Salt n Sichuan Pepper Crumbed Chicken / Salad / Asian Citrus Dressing Salt Salt nnSichuan Sichuan Pepper Pepper Crumbed Crumbed Chicken Chicken / /Salad Salad / /Asian Asian Citrus Citrus Dressing Dressing Char SiuSiu Pork Salad Char Char Siu Pork Pork Salad Salad (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) (Seifrieds (Seifrieds Gewürztraminer) Gewürztraminer) Chilli glazed nuts / julienne veg / young leaves / // Chilli Chilli glazed glazed nuts nuts / /julienne julienne veg veg / /young young leaves leaves tossed through a chilli lime dressing tossed tossed through through aachilli chilli lime lime dressing dressing

$26.90 $26.90 $26.90

Panfried Scallops onon Potato Puffs $27.90 Panfried Panfried Scallops Scallops on Potato Potato Puffs Puffs $27.90 $27.90 (Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc) (Astrolabe (Astrolabe Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) Scallops / potato puffs / mild chilli / olive oiloil /oil lemon dressing (in(in season) Scallops Scallops / /potato potato puffs puffs / /mild mild chilli chilli / /olive olive / /lemon lemon dressing dressing (inseason) season) Pasta $28.50 Pasta Pasta $28.50 $28.50 (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris) (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) - - - Mushrooms / tomatoes / red onions / capsicum / pesto / pasta Mushrooms Mushrooms / /tomatoes tomatoes / /red red onions onions / /capsicum capsicum / /pesto pesto / /pasta pasta - - - Creamy pasta / smoked salmon / baby spinach Creamy Creamy pasta pasta / /smoked smoked salmon salmon / /baby baby spinach spinach - - - Smoked chicken / pasta / bacon / mushrooms / crème fraiche Smoked Smoked chicken chicken / /pasta pasta / /bacon bacon / /mushrooms mushrooms / /crème crème fraiche fraiche Salad oror Vegetables with entrees, light meals oror mains - $5.00 Salad Salad orVegetables Vegetables with with entrees, entrees, light light meals meals ormains mains - -$5.00 $5.00 Dressings available forfor salads: French, Sweet Mustard Mayonnaise, Garlic Aioli, Dressings Dressings available available for salads: salads: French, French, Sweet Sweet Mustard Mustard Mayonnaise, Mayonnaise, Garlic Garlic Aioli, Aioli, Balsamic Vinegar, Citrus Dressing oror Thai Coriander && Lime Balsamic Balsamic Vinegar, Vinegar, Citrus Citrus Dressing Dressing orThai Thai Coriander Coriander &Lime Lime * All main meals served with potato dish ofof the day unless marked * ** * *All All main main meals meals served served with with potato potato dish dish ofthe the day day unless unless marked marked

MAINS MAINS FROM FROM THE THE LAND LAND MAINS FROM THE LAND (Recommended (Recommended Wines) Wines) (Recommended Wines) Roast Roast ofof the Day Day (SM) (SM) Priced Priced Daily Daily Roast ofthe the Day (SM) Priced Daily (The (The MakeR MakeR Lions Lions Head Head Chardonnay Chardonnay oror ‘Fire Eagle’ Eagle’ Petit Petit Pinot) Pinot) (The MakeR Lions Head Chardonnay or‘Fire ‘Fire Eagle’ Petit Pinot) AA traditional New New Zealand Zealand roast roast with with allall the trimmings trimmings Atraditional traditional New Zealand roast with allthe the trimmings Stuffed Stuffed Crumbed Crumbed Chicken Chicken Breast Breast (SM) (SM) (20 (20 min min cooking cooking time) time) $36.50 $36.50 Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Breast (SM) (20 min cooking time) $36.50 (Brookfields (Brookfields Hawkes Hawkes Bay Bay “Bergman” “Bergman” Chardonnay) Chardonnay) (Brookfields Hawkes Bay “Bergman” Chardonnay) Homemade Homemade / Breast / /Breast ofof Chicken / New / /New Zealand Zealand Smoked Smoked Cheese Cheese / // Homemade Breast ofChicken Chicken New Zealand Smoked Cheese Ham Ham / lightly / /lightly garlic garlic buttered buttered / Crumbed / /Crumbed Ham lightly garlic buttered Crumbed Prime Prime Ribeye Ribeye (SM) (SM) $37.50 $37.50 Prime Ribeye (SM) $37.50 (Brookfields (Brookfields Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon) Sauvignon) (no (no onion onion rings) rings) GFGF (Brookfields Cabernet Sauvignon) (no onion rings) GF Served Served asas you wish wish - plain - -plain / pepper / /pepper sauce sauce / or / /or garlic butter butter / crumbed / /crumbed Served asyou you wish plain pepper sauce orgarlic garlic butter crumbed onion onion rings rings onion rings Mushroom Mushroom sauce sauce $5.00 $5.00 extra extra Mushroom sauce $5.00 extra Quince Quince and and Blue Blue Cheese Cheese $5.00 $5.00 extra extra Quince and Blue Cheese $5.00 extra Black Black Tiger Tiger Prawns Prawns $7.00 $7.00 extra extra Black Tiger Prawns $7.00 extra Slow Slow Oven Oven Roasted Roasted Lamb Lamb Shank(s) Shank(s) Slow Oven Roasted Lamb Shank(s) * ** 1 shank $33.00, 2 shanks $39.00 11shank shank $33.00, $33.00, 22shanks shanks $39.00 $39.00 (St(St Hallet Gamekeepers Shiraz Grenache) (StHallet Hallet Gamekeepers Gamekeepers Shiraz Shiraz Grenache) Grenache) Creamy mash potato / wilted greens / minted gravy Creamy Creamy mash mash potato potato / /wilted wilted greens greens / /minted minted gravy gravy Stuffed Crackled Pork Belly $37.50 GFGF Stuffed Stuffed Crackled Crackled Pork Pork Belly Belly $37.50 $37.50 GF (Townshends Pilsner) (Townshends (Townshends Pilsner) Pilsner) Braised / Roasted belly / pinenuts / apricots / spinach / orange zest / // Braised Braised / /Roasted Roasted belly belly / /pinenuts pinenuts / /apricots apricots / /spinach spinach / /orange orange zest zest crackle / potato dish ofof the day crackle crackle / /potato potato dish dish ofthe the day day Twice Roasted Duck Twice Twice Roasted Roasted Duck Duck (St(St Hallet Gamekeepers Reserve Shiraz/Grenache) (StHallet Hallet Gamekeepers Gamekeepers Reserve Reserve Shiraz/Grenache) Shiraz/Grenache) Marmalade glaze / marmalade jusjus / potato dish ofof the day Marmalade Marmalade glaze glaze / /marmalade marmalade jus / /potato potato dish dish ofthe the day day


$41.50 GFGF $41.50 $41.50 GF

Filet Mignon $40.50 Filet Filet Mignon Mignon $40.50 $40.50 (Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon) (no onion rings) GFGF (Jim (Jim Barry Barry Cover Cover Drive Drive Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon) Sauvignon) (no (no onion onion rings) rings) GF Fillet steak / smoky bacon / mushroom sauce / onion rings / kumara rounds Fillet Fillet steak steak / /smoky smoky bacon bacon / /mushroom mushroom sauce sauce / /onion onion rings rings / /kumara kumara rounds rounds

Due Due Due toto situations tosituations situations beyond beyond beyond our our our control control control fresh fresh fresh seafood seafood seafood is is not isnot not always always always available available available and and and Nelson Nelson Nelson scallops scallops scallops are are are only only only available available available in in ainsmall aasmall small size size size and and and in in limited inlimited limited numbers numbers numbers soso so are are are subject subject subject toto availability toavailability availability Market Market Market Fish Fish Fish ofof the ofthe the Day Day Day (SM) (SM) (SM) * ** (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Chardonnay) Chardonnay) (Tasman Bay Chardonnay) Today’s Today’s catch catch cooked cooked toto your liking, liking, either: either: Today’s catch cooked toyour your liking, either: deep deep fried fried / potato / /potato oror fries and and tartare tartare deep fried potato orfries fries and tartare grilled grilled / zesty / /zesty lemon lemon and and parsley parsley / potato / /potato oror fries grilled zesty lemon and parsley potato orfries fries

Priced Priced Daily Daily Priced Daily (grilled) (grilled) GFGF (grilled) GF

Nelson Nelson Scallops Scallops (in(in season) season) Nelson Scallops (in season) * ** (Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc) (Waimea (Waimea Estate Estate Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc) Blanc) - - - pan fried / potato puffs pan pan fried fried / /potato potato puffs puffs

Poached Fish & Scallops $39.50 GFGF Poached Poached Fish Fish &&Scallops Scallops $39.50 $39.50 GF (Tasman Bay Pinot Gris) (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) Fish / white wine / lemon pepper / spring onion / poached scallops / // Fish Fish / /white white wine wine / /lemon lemon pepper pepper / /spring spring onion onion / /poached poached scallops scallops local olive oiloil /oil mild chilli lemon dressing local local olive olive / /mild mild chilli chilli lemon lemon dressing dressing Whitebait Omelette Whitebait Whitebait Omelette Omelette * ** (Rockburn (Rockburn Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) (Rockburn Pinot Gris) Truffle Truffle white white wine wine cream cream / watercress / /watercress / fries / /fries Truffle white wine cream watercress fries

$39.50 $39.50 GFGF $39.50 GF

Warmed Warmed Smoked Smoked Salmon Salmon Fillet Fillet (SM) (SM) $39.50 $39.50 GFGF Warmed Smoked Salmon Fillet (SM) $39.50 GF (Triplebank (Triplebank Pinot Pinot Gris) Gris) (Triplebank Pinot Gris) Wilted Wilted greens greens / potato / /potato dish dish ofof the day day / pea / /pea mash mash / poached / /poached egg egg / // Wilted greens potato dish ofthe the day pea mash poached egg horseradish horseradish white white wine wine cream cream horseradish white wine cream Crayfish Crayfish Thermidor Thermidor * ** Crayfish Thermidor (Deutz (Deutz Marlborough Marlborough Cuvee) Cuvee) (Deutz Marlborough Cuvee) Well Well worth worth the the 2020 minute cooking cooking time time Well worth the 20minute minute cooking time

$97.50 $97.50 $97.50

Steak Steak & Crayfish &&Crayfish * ** Steak Crayfish (Deutz (Deutz Marlborough Marlborough Cuvee) Cuvee) (Deutz Marlborough Cuvee) Prime Prime beef beef eye eye fillet fillet / crayfish / /crayfish thermidor thermidor Prime beef eye fillet crayfish thermidor

$97.50 $97.50 $97.50

SHARED DISHES (for 1 or 2) SHARED SHARED DISHES DISHES (for (for 11or or2)2) Due Due Due toto situations tosituations situations beyond beyond beyond our our our control control control fresh fresh fresh seafood seafood seafood is is not isnot not always always always available available available Trio Trio Trio ofof Seafood ofSeafood Seafood (Brookfields (Brookfields (Brookfields Hawkes Hawkes Hawkes Bay Bay Bay “Bergman” “Bergman” “Bergman” Chardonnay) Chardonnay) Chardonnay) Scallops Scallops Scallops / Pan / /Pan Pan Fried Fried Fried Fish Fish Fish ofof the ofthe the Day Day Day / Garlic / /Garlic Garlic chilli chilli chilli prawns prawns prawns

$45.00 $45.00 $45.00 GFGF GF

Trio Trio Trio ofof Meats ofMeats Meats (2 (2 could (2could could share) share) share) $45.00 $45.00 $45.00 (Squawking (Squawking (Squawking Magpie Magpie Magpie ‘The ‘The ‘The Chatterer’ Chatterer’ Chatterer’ Syrah) Syrah) Syrah) (no (no (no onion onion onion rings) rings) rings) GFGF GF Mini Mini Mini beef beef beef eye eye eye fillet fillet fillet / Pork / /Pork Pork Belly Belly Belly / Spiced / /Spiced Spiced Lamb Lamb Lamb Ribs Ribs Ribs / wild / /wild wild currant currant currant reduction reduction reduction Tastes Tastes Tastes ofof the ofthe the Land Land Land and and and Sea Sea Sea (2 (2 could (2could could share) share) share) (Tasman (Tasman (Tasman Bay Bay Bay Pinot Pinot Pinot Noir) Noir) Noir) Mini Mini Mini Filet Filet Filet Mignon Mignon Mignon / Panfried / /Panfried Panfried scallops scallops scallops / Spiced / /Spiced Spiced Lamb Lamb Lamb Ribs Ribs Ribs / // Salt Salt Salt n’ n’ Pepper n’Pepper Pepper Calamari Calamari Calamari

$45.00 $45.00 $45.00


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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 1 Bird Friendly Plant Sale Kaipupu Point fundraising Today and Saturday, we are selling from the shop in High St and Saturday in the Mariners Mall. Both days the time will be 10am – 4pm. Come along a purchase plants to encourage wildlife into your property. Autumn Encore Marlborough Civic Orchestra presents a musical celebration of the season, a variety of music for all the family. Wesley Centre, 7.30pm. Tribute to CCR & Eagles. Madsen promotions at Picton RSA, 7.30pm, tickets $20 available from the club. A fantastic night out! Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. At 60 Main Road Havelock.

Autumn Encore Marlborough Civic Orchestra presents a musical celebration of the season, a variety of music for all the family. Wesley Centre, 4pm. Baking Competition Redwoodtown School Hall, Cleghorn Street, entries can be dropped off from 10am. Scottish Country Dance Club Dance Day - tutor Doug Mills. Elementary class 9am -12.30pm, advanced class 1pm 4pm, $20 Whitney Street School Hall. Ph 928 4479 for more info. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928. Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillon’s Point Rd opens 9am - 12pm Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835. Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, Today and Sunday, 10am.

The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. Check out our Facebook or Trip advisor pages.

Redwood Market 8am - 12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts.

Picton Museum 10am - 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283.

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Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am - 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm - 5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton, Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am - 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. Ph 577 6784 or www.marlboroughartsociety. com.

Saturday 2 Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards Opening presentation & Awards. A renowned national exhibition, attracting numerous top New Zealand artists. Artworks are selected by a judging panel, 6pm - 8pm.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

Aeatere Child Expo & Picnic Join us for a fun day of free entertainment 11am-2pm -Awatere Memorial Hall Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45pm for Beaver Station at Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. This will be followed by a 3.00pm return trip to Omaka. Fares; Adults $10, Child $5 (Omaka $6 & $3). CASH ONLY.

Get ready for the Queen - It’s a Kinda Magic with our Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert is recreated, weekend featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits. Floor Pride Civic Theatre, 7pm, Corner of list of what’s on! Queen and Arthur Street. Mel Parsons ‘Drylands’ Release Tour The support act for the show is ‘Christof’ Dutch folk musician and a rising star of the UK folk scene. Allan Scott Family Winemakers, Jackson’s Rd, Blenheim, 7.30pm.

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

‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim 61 Queen St, Everyone welcome. Register your interest

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission.

Farmers Market Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local, the best of what Marlborough has to offer Fresh, local and Marlborough grown sold by the producer. Abundant with seasonal fruit, vegetables, baking and much more.

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

Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am, Murray Ph 578 9199 or Tony Ph 577 9776. Petanque 10am and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street – John Ph 577 9789. Tramping Club We go on tramp’s Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel Ph Mary Ph 572 8762 or

Up & Coming 4 May Cloth Nappy Week Coffee Group, Parents Centre, 10 Alana Place, Blenheim. 3pm – 4pm. 6 - 9 May Back to the 80’s - Combined College Junior Production, Blenheim Musical Theatre, 81a Lakings Rd, Springlands, 7.30pm – 10pm. 10 May Mother’s Day Lunch @ Picton RSA, Free glass of bubbly for mum! Phone Sandy for bookings 573 6114. We are lucky to have Amo Poki on Piano

Blenheim Fly Casting Group Improve your skills, 10am - 12pm, Burleigh Park (Nr Carter Merchants Wood Yard/ Burleigh Bridge) Bring own Fly Rod, Line, leader. More Info 577 9505

Picton Cinemas Avengers: Age of Ultron (M)

Daily 12.30pm, 5.15pm, 7.15pm Mon.-Fri .1.30pm, 3pm, 7.30pm

Quail Trail Fun Run All fitness levels are welcome no age limit we would love to see everyone young and old. Courses are 5.5K or a 2k Kids Dash. All funds raised will be going towards our sport course and their equipment. Quail Car Park (Top of Forrest Park Drive), 9am – 11.30am.

Woman in Gold (M)

Sat. & Sun. 3pm, 7.30pm

Infinitely Polar Bear (M)

Daily 10am, 3.30pm

The Age of Adaline (M)

Daily 11.30am, 5.15pm

Fast & Furious 7 (M)

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Ulysses Ride Meet at 9.45am, the south end of the Railway Station carpark with the ride departing at 10am heading to Motueka for lunch, returning home via Top House.

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Friday May 1, 2015


Squeaky clean Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The squeaky clean toothy grins of Mayfield Kindergarten children is testament to the importance of oral health programmes provided in Marlborough. On Wednesday an orientation was held with the Marlborough Kindergarten Association and their seven kindergartens, which saw the teachers participate in a ‘training the trainer’ session. The session was hosted by NMDHB Oral Health

Educator Esme Palliser, before the teachers visited the Blenheim Community Oral Health Clinic. Esme introduced a twoyear partnership toothbrushing programme and begins on May 18 which will see around 425 kindergarten children take part. The children will be provided with fluoride toothpaste and toothbrushes, and their brushing and oral care will be measured and monitored over time to asses behavioural change and improvements.

The results of this programme will then be measured against the same number of children elsewhere in the Top-of-the-South. “As you will know, Marlborough’s water is not fluoridated so this project is about improving oral health among our little ones. “When children are actively brushing their teeth at kindergarten, they are enthusiastic about doing it regularly at home too,” Esme says. Hectar Farmer, Ryan Griffiths, Neika Diu and Hanakura Mita of Mayfield Kindergarten brushing their teeth.

Group kicks into gear By Adam Poulopoulos The co-organiser of the new Seddon Youth Group says her nephew moving in with her was the inspiration she needed to start it up. Tracy Davis and Phyllis Heard are the organisers of the new group, which meets every Friday night from 7-9pm at the Awatere Community Hall. About 10 teenagers attended the first meeting held last week. The group is aimed at 13-18 year-olds, and involves activities like crafts, cooking, sport, group challenges and movie nights. On one night the Seddon Fire Brigade will attend to give

Laith Davis, 15, Bradley Marshall, 14 and Sam Marshall, 13, at the Seddon Youth Group on Friday.

teenagers information about becoming cadets. Tracy says the lack of outlets for her nephew encouraged her to start the group. “I realised there was nothing for teens to do in Seddon at all. “It gets them off their devices for the night and it’s a great way for teens in Seddon to meet each other and

develop friendships.” T he g roup has been helped by donations of money and/or equipment from The Wa rehouse, the Marlborough District Council, The Awatere Community Trust and Bunnings Warehouse. They are currently raising funds to purchase a $1500 projector for future movie nights.

Whaling working bee Department of Conservation (DOC) are putting out a request for volunteers to assist with a week-long working bee at the historic Perano Whaling Station, located in Fishing Bay in the outer Tory Channel. The Fishing Bay whaling operation established in 1924 by Joseph Perano was, until its closure in 1964, New Zea-

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land’s longest continuously operating whaling operation. DOC manage the Perano Whaling Station as a historic site. The wharf and the skeletal remains of the processing complex, complete with the slipway once used to haul up the whales for processing are still present. The volunteers would help

cut back vegetation, treat metal work to prevent rust and undertake a general tidy up of the site. Volunteers would be living on-site in shared accommodation and all food would be provided. The working bee is the 18th-22nd May and DOC Picton Office would like to hear from you before May 8.

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Friday May 1, 2015

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Daniel Highman, Luke Highman, Jake Eising and Hayden Nicholls at the Ed McDonell (centre), the 2013 winner of a Hilux pictured with competition orgaisers Lisa and Matt Willis. 2013 competition. Daniel won third place in the Open Division. File photo File photo

Boar breaking news, the hunt is on By Celeste Lodewyk It’s official, New Zealand’s largest pig hunting competition is back for 2015. The annual Boar Slaying Super Comp, organised and run by Hooked On Boars Magazine owners Matt and Lisa Willis, is back with a whole new format and lineup of prizes. Traditionally an annual event, Matt and Lisa took last year off from holding the competition to focus on their businesses and Matt’s new television programme ‘Hooked on the Outdoors’ on Country TV.

Due to the amount of inquiries from all around the country, Matt and Lisa can reveal that the competition will be held on July 9, 10 and 11. What they won’t reveal just yet are the major spot prizes, new sponsors and new venue. “We are really excited about how things are looking, especially with a whole new venue that is bigger, more accessible for families and in Blenheim,” Lisa says. By changing the competition days to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hunters travelling from out of the region will have Sunday to

Top prize for top farmer Renwick man Andrew Wiffen (pictured) has proven he has what it takes to be a great farmer, after winning second place in 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest. The Tasman Regional Final was held at the Kirwee Showgrounds in March where a knowledgeable crowd watched the strong group of eight contestants display the best of their farming knowledge and skill. The contestants were put through their paces in a variety of challenging modules, touching on all aspects of farming from practical, hands-on tasks to theory and business components. The 27 year-old-sheep and beef farmer, Andrew of the Renwick Young Farmers Club, took home $2,900 worth of prizes. He also took out top prize in the AGMARDT Agri-Business Challenge. The Grand Final will be held in Taupo from July 2 -4 where the seven regional finalists will battle it out for the Champion’s title and more than $270,000 in prizes.

get home, Lisa says. “We definitely want people to mark the dates on their calendars and start thinking about entering them and their families.” Entry forms will be available one month prior to the competition and will be available at Hunting & Fishing Marlborough, at www., in the Hooked On Boars magazine and their Facebook page. Super event The last Boar Slaying Super Comp was held in 2013 and attracted close to 500 entries. There were 99 boars were entered with the

winning boar weighing in at 87.8kg, caught by Hokitika hunter Daniel Fortune. The major spot prize in the Open Division of a Hilux 3L double cab fitted with a Silverline Alloy dog box was won by Ed McDonell of Pahi in the North Island. The event was a huge success made even more memorable by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake which shook that day.

Record crop Timaru-based farmers, Warren and Joy Darling have entered the renowned book of Guinness World Records, after producing the world’s largest crop of barley, breaking a 25 year record. The couple produced a staggering 13.8 tonnes of barley per hectare, smashing the previous record of 12.2 tonnes, which has been held by a Scottish grower, Gordon Rennie of Stockton Park Ltd, since 1989. This is equivalent to the weight of more than 17,000 loaves of bread per hectare!

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New Zealand Red Cross is celebrating one hundred years of operation in New Zealand in 2015.

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RELIEF DELIVERERS We are now taking names for relief paper runs for the Christmas school holidays in the Blenheim area Ideally suited to school age children whom are honest and reliable. Please phone Tash 577 7868

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HARRISON: Mackenzie Bess (9lb 3oz) April 8, 2015

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AVERY, Joyce Winifred (nee Field): April 22 2015

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Friday May 1, 2015

The cornea is the transparent outermost part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil etc. It receives its nutrients via diffusion from the tear fluid through the outside surface and the aqueous humour through the inside surface.

ANDRES-WEAVER, Yvonne Sigrid: Donald, Joseph and Aroha very much thank all family, friends and the wider community for all their kindnesses, loving generosity, financial support, condolence cards, baking and meals over the past year and at Yvonne's passing, funeral service together with the continuing support. Many thanks again to all Hospital staff and Marlborough Hospice for their loving care of Yvonne. Special thanks also to Andrea from the Laboratory for her caring expertise.

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HOLMSTEAD, Ernest ‘George’: 569057 RAF, 73105 W/O RNZAF: Of Blenheim, NZ and Essex, England. Peacefully at Te Hopai Rest Home, Wellington on Wednesday April 29 2015. Aged 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Wendy, much-loved father and father-in-law of Anne and Lloyd, Jill and Steve, Peter and Sarah. A wonderful Grandad to Imogen, Theodore and Claudia. Many thanks to the staff of Te Hopai for their compassionate care over many years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross Nepal Appeal would be appreciated and may be made at the service. George’s funeral service will be held at The Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 10.30am on Monday May 4, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 GRANT, Mavis Margaret (previously Russell nee Turnbull): Late of Picton, Timaru and Blackmount. On April 29 2015, peacefully, in her 90th year at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Loved wife of the late Ian Grant, and previously of Ted (John Edward) Russell. Stepmother of Gerald and Sandra. Loved sister of Cecilia Turnbull (dec), Bill Turnbull (dec), Lizzie Clark (dec), Mary Bennett (dec), Frank Turnbull (dec), Rodger Turnbull, Jim Turnbull (dec), and Heather Keast (dec). Loved Aunty of her nieces and nephews and much-loved friend of Colleen. Fondly remembered for her great sense of humour, eternal smile and positive attitude, sadly missed. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Ashwood Park who have been her constant carers and friends for the last 10 years. Messages to Graeme Bennett, 8A Cordelia Place, Avondale 0600, Auckland. A private service for Mavis has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

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Sport inbrief

Captains armband for Moli Former Marlborough Boys’ College First XV captain Atu Moli has been selected to captain the New Zealand under-20 team. The prop will lead the team in the 2015 Oceania Rugby Junior Championship on the Gold Coast, which begins today. New Zealand, Samoa, Japan and Australia will all compete in the tournament. The tournament is preparation for the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy next month.

Saint Clair Half-Marathon Tickets are sold out for the upcoming Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. The event is being held on Saturday, May 9.

Wheeler out Highlanders and Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler has been ruled out of the rest of the Super Rugby season due to injury. Wheeler ruptured knee ligaments in last weekend’s loss to the Brumbies. He is expected to miss about two months.


Bournemouth’s boom For the first time in their 116-year history, AFC Bournemouth will play in the top flight of English football next season. The south coast club all-butconfirmed their promotion to English football’s top flight earlier this week after a 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. The result left them in the final automatic promotion place in the Championship, three points and 19 goals ahead of third-placed Middlesbrough with one game to play. The bedlam at the club’s Goldsands Stadium home ground after the Bolton game was great to see, but the euphoria was probably heightened by the financial austerity of the previous 20 years. In 1997 a bucket collection was

Badminton Entries are being taken for the Marlborough Badminton Open later this month. The tournament, on Saturday, May 16 at Stadium 2000, also incorporates the South Island Under-17 competition. Entries close on May 8. For more information, visit the Badminton Marlborough website.

Hockey squad

Quinn Udy took silver in the under-17 boys’ competition at the recent Oceania Junior Squash Championships in Invercargill. Udy was one of seven Marlburians to compete at the tournament.

Bowls The Blenheim South team defeated a Clubs of Marlborough team 10-8 to win the local mixed fours Cresswell Trophy recently. Blenheim South has won the right to represent Marlborough in the zone final in Hokitika on July 4. The winner of the Zone final will earn a place in the National Mixed Fours event held at Upper Hutt on July 25th.

with an entertaining swagger. The club is the antithesis of the modern Premier League juggernaut. The squad is made up of mostly English players signed for small fees, while Goldsands Stadium holds only 11,700 people. To put that into perspective, you could fit it into Old Trafford almost seven times over. From 2012-13 Bournemouth recorded a £5.1 million turnover, while Manchester City recorded £271m. Most will predict Bournemouth have come as far as they can, but in a footballing world dominated by money, it’s nice to see the little guy have his day in the sun.

By Adam Poulopoulos Bohally Intermediate School pupil Caeden Skipper has the biggest boxing tournaments of his young career in the next few months, but he has bigger plans in mind. The 12-year-old is heading to the South Island Golden Gloves tournament in Christchurch on May 23 and 24, and the New Zealand Boxing Championships in Invercargill in October. Caeden, who weighs in at 38 kilograms, will be fighting in the cadet division at the Golden Gloves. He was the New Zealand mini cadet champion two years ago, but had to wait to turn 12 before he could compete in the Golden Gloves. He wants to make the New Zealand Junior Boxing Team after he turns 15, but his end goal is to move into mixed martial arts. Caeden is already combining Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training with his boxing commitments, and his father and boxing coach James Skipper sees a

Waitohi play Wanderers, Renwick host Stoke and Harlequins take on Kahurangi in this weekend’s round of the Taman Trophy, Central and Moutere, the only Marlborough teams to win last weekend, head to Nelson to play Marist and Waimea Old Boys respectively.


held to keep the club afloat, and in 2008 they were placed into administration and docked ten points. A last-minute intervention by current chairman Jeff Mostyn kept them afloat, but they could not avoid relegation. They started next season in League Two, English football’s fourth tier, with another points deduction, and avoided further relegation with a goal 10 minutes from the end of their last match. After that, the worm turned dramatically. Under the guidance of club legend and talented young manager Eddie Howe for most of the way, the club has made serene progress, winning three promotions in six years to make the big league, while playing


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Fighting spirit for young contender


Meg Hocquard and Tegan Williams have been named in the Tasman under-18 girls’ hockey squad. The squad will be trimmed back after a training camp is held in Nelson in the middle of next month. The team has tournaments in Christchurch and the Wairarapa in June, before nationals are held in Dunedin in early July.

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future for him in MMA. “He’s getting to the stage where the next couple of years are quite important. “The fact he has a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and boxing background should give him an edge. A lot of UFC fighters have a boxing background. “We think the MMA is the future and Caeden wants to go with the future. I think in five to 10 years a lot of boxers will be doing MMA.” He says the discipline Caeden has developed can help him succeed. “Caeden’s not afraid to train hard. He’s not lazy. He’s been training in my men’s class since he was eight. “He will go along to any sort of training session to learn and listen.” Caeden has a Facebook page, ‘Caeden Skipper MMA,’ which has seen interest in him rise. Kickboxer Zane Hopman is sponsoring his trip to the Golden Gloves, while Tasman Makos and Chiefs hooker Quentin MacDonald and Main Event Apparel have also made contact.

Caeden Skipper.

Former Black Stick visits schools Former New Zealand hockey international and two-time Olympian Niniwa Roberts paid a visit to several schools around the Marlborough region as part of ANZ’s Olympic Schools Programme. Roberts visited St Mary’s School, Havelock School and Grovetown School on Wednesday, talking about the Olympic experience and the path she took to get there. For every home loan over $50,000 drawn down with ANZ’s programme, the connected school can earn 800 credits, or about $400, to spend with their school or get the chance to secure an Olympic Ambassador visit. So far ANZ has donated $21,600 worth of credit to 17 schools around the Marlborough region. Roberts played 146 times for the Black Sticks Women over an eight-year career, attending both the 2004 Athens Olympics and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Niniwa Roberts with hockey players from Grovetown School.


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