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By Jacob Page The much loved RNZAF Iroquois have made its final appearance over the skies of Blenheim. The aircraft has been an integral part of the New Zealand Air Force for 49 years and they were given a send-off by veterans and by Safe Air staff at Woodbourne who have helped service

them for 20 years. More than 50 veterans were given one final flight over Marlborough, yesterday before the aircraft is retired from active duty on July 1.

Continued page 2. Marlborough veterans wait to leave Woodbourne on their final Iroquois flight, yesterday.

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Continued from page 1 Former crewman Ed Bamber clocked up more than 4000 flying hours in the Iroquois but still had a few more minutes left for a final flight. He started in 1975 and had nine years serving on them including tours to the Middle-East, Pacific Islands, Malaysia and Antarctica. “They’re very practical and can do anything. “They have a great sound, it’s so distinctive. Ed says while he has plenty of positive memories from his time on the aircraft but also remembers some incidents including a mid air collision. “I’ve seen a few of these

pranged up but most managed to walk away from them. “They were good in the jungle because you could never tell where they are coming from. “When you pulled the doors back you used to have 60 machine guns and you used to be able to fly over and spray (the enemy) and then be gone again without those on the grounding knowing where you were. “It is a pity to see them go… They’re bloody tough old things.” Ernie Thompson was an engineer with them sporadically at Wigram in Christchurch and he could remember them being involved in not only combat but a royal tour with Prince Charles

prior to his marriage to Princess Diana. RNZAF Base Woodbourne, wing commander Mike Salvador described the Iroquois as “like a Massey Ferguson tractor”. “It’s just kept going and going for many years.” Two of the aircraft have been donated to the air force Museum in Wigram, while an airframe will be donated to the Waiouru Army Museum for public display. Another airframe will be loaned to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. The aircraft will be replaced with eight NH90 and five A109LUH utility helicopters.

Some of the Iroquois veterans await instruction for their final flight in the aircraft.

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Art-tastic awards ceremony Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk A large crowd gathered on Saturday night for the Opening night and presentation of the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery. A total of 63 entries were chosen for the final stage of judging, and surprisingly this year all of the major prize recipients were women. Taking out the Supreme Award, a $3000 cash prize sponsored by the Peters Doig Chartered Accountants was Dunedin art student Gemma Baldick. Her entry titled ‘First Date’ was a comical scene of a hunter out with his dogs and his lady friend dressed in a black cocktail dress. This was Gemma’s first time entering the awards, and says her entry was based on “piecing together fragments of life”. Gemma was one of two sisters that had entered this year, and says her prize money would go towards her final year of study.

Winning the Mark Stevenson Patron’s Choice Award was Susie Baker of Kaikoura and the Highly Commended Marlborough Artist was Caroline della Porta. The Seymour Picture Framing Award for fourth place went to Karen Pringle of Invercargill, The Nola Hurford Memorial Award for third prize went to Susie Baker of Kaikoura, and the Marlborough Art Society Award second place award went to Kathryn Carter of Auckland. In presenting the Nola Hurford Memorial Award there was a moving speech made by MAS president Peter Davidson in memory of Nola’s husband Tom who passed away recently. He paid tribute to the long serving patron and supporter of the Society and introduced Tom’s son John who presented the award. John announced that the family would continue to support the awards in memory of Tom. Major sponsors Anton James and Tim

Supreme Award winner Gemma Baldick with her entry ‘First Date’, pictured with Peters Doig Chartered Accountant directors Anton James and Tim McKendry.

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The Marlborough arT SocieTy autumn Winter Series of classes & Workshops Craig Bluett’s Monday Night Life Drawing Classes 18 May – 22 June, 7pm-9pm $90 per student Craig Bluett’s Wednesday Night Life Drawing Classes (for those who can’t make Mondays) 20 May – 24 June, 7-9pm $90 per student

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By Jacob Page Michelin star Kiwi chef Matt Lambert is keen to open up a seasonal restaurant in Marlborough at some point in the future. The 34-year-old owner of New York’s The Musket Room was in Blenheim for a charity lunch at Gibbs on Godfrey on Sunday to support the Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary and said he was a big supporter of the area. “My ideal situation would be to have a seasonal restaurant that was here just over summer – two or three months of the year. “I’ve been thinking about it for a year but I’ve done nothing about it… I’d have to partner up with someone but I think you could go really high-end for three months of the year.” Matt supports sustainable fishing and has regularly seen how Marlborough fish is sustainably farmed. “At some point in the not too distant future people are going to be scrambling to try to buy fish because it’s not going to last forever.” Matt opened The Musket Room with the intention of earning Michelin star food restaurant excellence within three years – he achieved it in four months.

“I was initially very pleased because it was a life goal but then I thought more long term. “The speed of how quickly it happened actually scared me because I didn’t want to lose it.” Matt says he always looks to improve the menu and is not afraid to change things up. “One night my wife said the menu hadn’t changed for a wee while so I changed the whole menu on a Monday. “You have to trust that what you are doing is really good.” Matt says he’d like to be a millionaire by 40, but admits he has plenty of work to do. He says an aspiring cook would be best served to slow down in the kitchen for better results. “Slow down and pay attention, you don’t have to bang everything out, just take your time and enjoy what you do in the kitchen and the results will take care of themselves.” The event raised $25,000 for the Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary which would be spent on improving the overall experience for children as well as the Picton site of the organisation.

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BLUES AND BREWS RETURNS The Blues, Brews and BBQs beer festival is set to return later this year after a hiatus. The event will be held at A&P Park on Saturday, November 28. The 2014 edition of the festival was cancelled due to declining public support.

COUNCIL LONG TERM PLAN Submissions to the Marlborough District Council’s Long-Term Plan Consultation Document close tomorrow. Hearings on the document will be held early next month, before it is adopted on June 25. New rates will become applicable on July 1.

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Kiwi chef Matt Lambert after his charity lunch in Blenheim on Sunday.

Elderly woman lucky to be alive Marlborough Police say an 87-year-old Blenheim woman is lucky to be alive after straying from a rest home last Thursday afternoon and falling into a creek. The woman, who has suffered a stroke and also has dementia was last seen by staff at the rest home about 3.45pm. Shortly after 6pm staff realised she had gone missing and began

hypothermia and in a serious condition. Marlborough Area Commander Inspector Simon Feltham says it was not known how long the woman had been in the water, but given her situation she would have been unlikely to have survived if officers hadn’t responded and found her so quickly. “This was a difficult situation

with a large area needing to be covered in a short period of time. “I’m very proud of the response from police staff who came from across Marlborough to this search and am rapt that they were able to successfully locate the elderly woman in such a short period of time.” On Friday the woman was reportedly in a satisfactory condition.

A group of five people in an inflatable boat had to be rescued on Saturday afternoon after becoming stranded. The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Robin Hood Bay in Marlborough by police. The group had become stranded on an isolated beach surrounded by rocky cliffs. They were unable to launch their craft back into the water due to a large breaking swell, one of the group members climbed the steep cliff to call for help. The helicopter was able to locate and uplift the group, who were uninjured; they were flown to a waiting ambulance at Robin Hood Bay for a medical check up.

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Better broadband Marlborough’s quest for better internet needs your help. Marlborough residents, especially those in rural areas and the Marlborough Sounds, are urged to help identify existing gaps in broadband and mobile coverage as this region prepares to bid for a share of the government funding for improvements to national connectivity. The Marlborough District Council, supported by rural, business and community leaders, is bringing together Marlborough’s case for a slice of the funds that government has allocated to areas where there are technical or financial obstacles to delivering better connectivity. Government has allocated

about $350 million through the Rural Broadband Initiative, Ultrafast Broadband and Mobile Black Spot Fund and local government has been asked to help identify where this would be best spent. M a r l b o r o u g h M ayo r Alistair Sowman says access to improved broadband and mobile infrastructure in this region would encourage business productivity, help improve health and education outcomes, enhance service delivery, and increase social connectivity. “Improved connectivity is in line with Council’s vision of the future for a ‘Smart & Connected’ Marlborough. We’ve got to have the infrastructure to allow this to happen and

there’s a real opportunity here to get Government assistance if we all get in behind this application.” Mr Sowman says people can help build up Marlborough’s case by completing a survey to assess current internet connectivity and cell phone coverage at: https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/ InternetConnectivity Anyone unable to fill out the survey on-line can post it to the Marlborough District Council or phone Katie Covell at Council, (03) 520 7400. A series of forums around the region are planned to begin next month to help build Marlborough’s case to Government for funding to achieve better connectivity.

More moisture needed By Jacob Page Just because water restrictions became a thing of the past in April does not mean Marlborough is out of danger of the effects of drought. Statistics released by Liaison Scientist Rob Agnew show Marlborough’s rainfall for April of 52mm was just below the historical average of 53.2mm. It was a far cry from the same period last year which had three times that amount of rain. April also saw less sunshine hours than average with the region basking in 162.5 hours of sunshine in the second month of autumn. That number was considerably up on last year’s figure of 123.7 but still below the

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Good one on bypass! Dear Ed, What a good letter by Colin Geertson on the need for a bypass. Good one! I agree with Colin, the bypass should have happened years ago. It’s rot that Blenheim retailers will miss out on business. Other towns

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Dear Ed Re your article from last week, do these current Councillors like having their heads patted and being tickled under the chin so much that they do not evaluate the work of Kobus Mentz before using him again. An analysis of the Grow Marlborough document would see that large portions had to be discarded or have not been implemented (remember liquefaction has been around for millions of years). The people of Seddon are being asked to bare the lion’s share for the water upgrade; surely those who benefit most from Kobus’s latest plan should pay the lion’s share for similar benefits. The council must distinguish between must haves and would like to haves. It is more important to have safe drinking water in Seddon than it is to have a second (third) theatre, a second library and a third art gallery. What would councils level of culpability(if something bad happened) be for knowing supplying dangerous water to its residents while undertaking grandiose plans and edifices that benefit only a few selected privileged groups and individuals. Concerned Marlburian

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It’s a good idea to to set up enduring powers of attorney at the same time as you make your will. Keeping a Will Review your will whenever you have a big life change like the birth of a child or separation. For example, if you get married or enter a civil union your Will is automatically revoked unless it states otherwise or specifically says that it was made with regard to the coming union. Other life events like birth of children or grandchildren, or the purchase of a property, are all good reasons to check your Will. Make sure you keep a copy of your Will in a safe and accessible place - and let your executor and loved ones know where it is. If your Will can’t be found, your last wishes can’t be followed!

Special gift A bequest is a method of making a lasting gift to a cause or issue that you feel strongly about, whether it be the Cancer Society, ambulance service or animal shelter. It can make your caring last for future generations. In order to ensure that your gift has lasting value it is important to structure the gift well. The following are points to think about when making a bequest. • Immediate or long term benefit? • Naming a cause or an organisation

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Who knows what you want? You may have already thought of the music and readings you’d like to have at your funeral - but does anyone else know?

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Why a Will? To state your wishes A Will is a legal document that sets out your last wishes, it allows you to specify who you’d like to look after your children, who you wish to provide for and who will get your special belongings. If you die without a Will you die Intestate which means you die without a Will.

The law will then decide how you’re Estate will be divided. The people you care about most could miss out. It can also take a long time and be costly to resolve, causing extra stress for those you love. It is also important that you review your Will regularly, especially if

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With your help there is hope Your good Will helps ensure the Cancer Society can support the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer. After you’ve made provision for loved ones, please consider the Marlborough Cancer Society in your Will. A gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, will make a world of difference to cancer patients and their families by ensuring compassionate care and life saving cancer research can continue. A gift in your Will:

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The Marlborough Branch of SPCA is a non profit organization and has been operating in the Marlborough area since 1948 and continues to serve the community today. The SPCA receives no government funding and relies on local fundraising, donations and bequests. If you wish to assist us with our work and would dearly love to provide lasting care for the abandoned, abused or orphaned pets of Marlborough, it is important to communicate your testamentary plans in your will, as it is absolutely crucial to ensure that your wishes are known to your family and respected, so that your legacy continues to benefit the local community. Any Bequests/Donations stay within the Marlborough District. Please specify SPCA Marlborough for us to receive. For further information Contact The Secretary, SPCA, Box 115, Renwick or phone the Centre Manager on 03 572 9156.

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1st Thursday of each month at 7pm. Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 3 supers of $500 each, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga Community Law Marlborough o Te Ra. presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. Trusts and Mental Health Consumer Wills with Alan Naysmith. May 13 from Advocacy Service Our Advocates will take up your cause 12.10-12.50pm to ensure your rights are respected, The Blue Door listen to your concerns and support you Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm. in the actions you want to take to gain Saturday 9.00 - 2pm. Items surplus to resolution. Ph 579 5304 or call at Level your requirements we would gladly ac2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St. cept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.

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Wednesday May 6, 2015

Art awards

The opening presentation and awards evening for the 2015 Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards was held on Saturday night attracting a large crowd. The exhibition remains open until May 31.

 Alan Clarke, Stephanie Parker, Nikki Romney and Jennifer Jones attending the Open Night.

 Jenny Meek with artist daughter Jo Midgley who entered ‘What a Hoot’.

Fundraising lunch

 Grant Rosewarne, Jemma McCowan, Matt Lambert, Chrissy Powlesland, and Peter Hamill.

Cafes and bars

 Jenny and Kevin Andre ws enjoying the Open Nig ht.

Michelin-starred chef Matt Lambert’s Kaipupu Point fundraising lunch at Blenheim’s Gibbs on Godfrey.

 Rhea Hopkinson (left) McCow.

sewarne and Jemma Lauren Mitchell, Grant Ro

 Bradley Hornby & the Gibbs on God frey team.

Marlburians visited the town’s establishments for lunch or a coffee earlier in the week.

n Club. lsh of the Blenheim Garde  Lyn Aubry and Liz We

h enjoy a coffee at Watery Mouth  Sonya Fuldseth and Margaret Smit Cafe.

 Pat Craig and Jan Ma rriner have lunch at Fairw eathers.

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MARSHALL JOINS MAKOS Tasman Makos and Chiefs fullback Tom Marshall will play ITM Cup rugby for the Makos this season, after delaying his departure to English club Gloucester. Marshall, 24, was due to join Gloucester after the current Super 15 season with the stipulation he was not in All Blacks contention, but after All Black selectors told him he was on their radar, his departure was delayed until November.

CROSS COUNTRY

Sisters Wendy Swinburn from Greymouth, Donna Seiga from Hamilton, Susan Hollis from Greymouth and Robyn Hollis from the Gold Coast all came to Blenheim to compete in last year's Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. File photo.

Marathon fast approaching By Adam Poulopoulos The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon has been sold out for close to four months, and this weekend 3000 runners will take to the course. The event, which comprises running, hybrid and walking categories, begins at 9am at the Saint Clair cellar door. Race organiser Anna Polson says tickets for the event sold out in mid-January, about a

month earlier than for last year’s event. “Every year it seems to sell out a month earlier. We have been really happy with the response. “The plans are going well and now we’re hoping for a fine day. That’s our biggest worry at this stage.” She says the event attracts a lot of interest from out-of-towners who stay for the weekend.

“They go on wine tours, Sounds tours and go on trips. “For some reason, it just appears to be an excuse for people to get away.” The event will be followed by a party, named ‘Revelry,’ to be held at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. About 950 people will be attending the party, and covers band Uncle Monkey will play at the event.

Exton gets quicker in kart By Adam Poulopoulos William Exton keeps getting quicker and quicker. The 11-year-old Tua Marina School pupil has just returned from the Otago Open karting meet in Dunedin, where he finished top in the JR Vortex Mini Rok standings, won every one of his races and broke the lap

record three times. His upcoming schedule includes the twoday Sunbelts meet, where he won the cadet class and a trophy as the best Marlborough rider last year. The two days of racing will be held in Blenheim on May 30, then Nelson on May 31. William says the need for speed keeps him

Fitness challenge By Adam Poulopoulos A versatile fitness challenge aimed at improving specific areas of your overall wellbeing has started again in Marlborough. The 20 Week Challenge, run in Blenheim by Ignite Health and Fitness personal trainer Wendy Hughes, kicked off this week. Participants choose from a variety of categories, which are varied to include fitness goals like flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, or other facets like adventurers, which encourages participants to try new activities, and Fit4Business, where participants can set business goals. Hughes says the programmes can be as personalised as the participant wants. “The idea is to get people active through the winter and the cold weather. “It’s about your own personal goals. It’s not just to do with weight loss – it can help make sure you stay active through injury or illness.” For more information, see the 20 Week Challenge website, or to enter locally, email ignitefitness@xtra.co.nz.

heading back onto the track. “I just love it. I just like going fast. “I’d like to go to the V8s or something like that when I’m older. Something with bigger cars.” William’s skill behind the wheel has kept him busy in recent times. His father Gareth says William and his team spend the majority of weekends at kart tracks around the country. “There aren’t many weekends spare when you take Christmas and New Year out of it.” He says the skills William is learning, both on and off the track, will hold him in good stead. “It’s about having fun. That’s the biggest thing. “It teaches him good morals and ethics. Every time he wins he has to make a speech thanking his team and the sponsors.”

Stella Blake was the star as the Marlborough Girls’ College CrossCountry was held on Friday afternoon. Stella, running in the under-16 category, finished the three-kilometre course in 12 minutes and 30 seconds, more than a minute faster than anyone else across all divisions. Emily Dalton won the under-14 race, while Libby Grigg won in the under-15 category, finishing only two seconds in front of her nearest challenger, Yazmin Shipley. Kelsie Fitzpatrick won the under-19 race, four seconds ahead of Michaela Rowe, while Jess Deaker was third.

FOOTBALL The Marlborough Development team were held to a 3-3 draw by the Richmond First XI at A&P Park on Saturday. They head to Nelson to play Suburbs Seals at 3pm on Saturday.

LEAGUE After an encouraging first half the Wairau Taniwha were beaten 64-16 by Wanderers Wolves in their match on Saturday. The Taniwha led for some of the first half, but two late tries saw Wanderers lead 18-10 at the break. The Taniwha play Victory Phoenix at Oliver Park on Saturday.

TRIATHLON Entries are open for this year’s Marlborough Women’s Triathlon. The event will take place on Sunday, November 29. To enter and for more information, contact the Marlborough Women’s Triathlon website.

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