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Jono steps up By Jacob Page Jono Kenyon used to go months between acting auditions, but now the former Marlborough Boys’ College pupil and current lead actor in TVNZ’s hit show Step Dave can’t remember life being so busy. New Zealand’s favourite ‘cougar hunter’ is in the midst of wrapping up filming of season two which will air later in 2015.

Continued page 2 Former Marlborough Boys’ College pupil Jono Kenyon is wrapping up season two of his hit show Step Dave.

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‘From skinny kid’ to heart throb Continued from page 1 Success on hit TV show Step Dave has not changed Jono Kenyon, though the 25-year-old says it has changed people’s perceptions of him. “I think people sometimes think I’m Dave in real life but really I’m just the same guy I always was.” Kenyon has spent the last four months filming season two of the show in which he plays Dave, a 25-yearold who falls in love with 40-year-old Karla and then has to navigate his way through a myriad of challenges their age gap throws at them. “The success of the show is that it’s relatable to real life,” he says. “You know someone who is in a similar situation.” A “skinny, lanky kid” at Marlborough Boys’ College, Kenyon freely admits some things needed to change for him to get his big break. “I realised that being a tall, skinny guy wasn’t exactly leading man material so I had to hit the gym and really

Jono as Dave and his co-star and love interest on the show Sia Trokenheim as Cara.

dedicate myself to becoming the type of actor I wanted to become. Prior to getting the role Kenyon says the market for Kiwi acting gigs was over saturated. “There are plenty of people out there who think they’re actors. “I’d go several months at

a time without an audition, there were so many of us and so few jobs going.” Rather than get disheartened or heap pressure on himself, Jono “stayed the course” as he likes to put it. “You have to be happy with yourself as a person outside of your profession and that keeps you pretty relaxed

about what might or might not happen with an audition. The life lessons he learnt at MBC also still play a part in who he has become. “I remember being overlooked for parts in school plays because I couldn’t sing very well so I just decided to write my own musical and cast myself in the lead.

“Those days taught me that you have to be true to yourself but also you have to make things happen. “Too often as Kiwis we are prepared to sit back and accept what other people have for us instead of trying to make the most of our own opportunities. As for season two of Step Dave, which is likely to debut later this year, Jono says expect things to be more intense. “The first season was about establishing the characters and the relationship but this season the stakes are raised. “Yes, the relationship is sound and we know that but there’s so much more on the line for Dave. Jono says there are similarities between him and his on-screen personas. “I think every actor needs to bring a bit of themselves to each role and like me Dave is a pretty down to earth guy but I’m a bit more earnest than he is. I think Dave likes to jump into things without thinking.

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Auction sign weighing 60kg stolen By Jacob Page Marlborough Auctions owner John Firks is running out of patience after a house auction sign weighing 60kg was stolen from outside a house on McLaughlin Street over the weekend. Marlborough Auctions is doing the auctioneering for the private sale but John is startled a second sign has been taken after it had only been up

a week. “The first sign was quite a generic sign but when that was taken we put up this one. “It had two pegs in the ground, a wooden frame and an aluminum base. “It also had two waratahs so someone has had to make a real effort to get it out of the ground.

John says for the sign to be moved, it would need a trailer or pickup truck. “Obviously someone or somebody doesn’t want it there or doesn’t want it to be sold. “We are just advertising the auction, we aren’t the agents, we are just opening the place up for people to look at because the owners are in Nelson.” John says it had been a strange

introduction to real estate for his company and he was going to take the matter to police. He says there is nothing out of the ordinary that would make the sign worth stealing so he is at a loss to explain why it has been taken “This is a first for us; maybe we’ll look at microchipping them next time just to be safe.

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Fire burns close to large February blaze By Jacob Page Fire fighters spent most of Monday afternoon battling a blaze at a skid site near Onamalutu in Marlborough. Two helicopters with monsoon buckets and three tankers were needed to bring the blaze under control after it started just after midday. There were at least 25 fire fighters helping to put out the fire. The fire was 10km from a massive blaze that ripped through 600 hectares of pine forest in February. Marlborough Kaikoura principal rural fire officer Richard McNamara says the fire was probably started by spontaneous combustion. He said while it took “most of the afternoon to contain, it did not threaten to become out of control once fire fighters got to work. Heavy machinery was capping the skid site by putting soil over the embers. Crews stayed with the fire overnight which is still smouldering but under control. Richard says a concoction of higher than usual autumn temperatures, strong winds and ironically, rain, helped spark the fire. “We’ve been battling these sorts of fires for the past 18 months.


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John’s Kitchen hits six figures John’s Kitchen at The Crossroads served its 100,000 meal. The drop in centre opens a Koha Cafe each lunch time and often has free food and produce like eggs and fejoas to give away to those in need. They also do a weekly community dinner every Wednesday night with the help of volunteers. A helicopter with a monsoon bucket helps to control the fire on Monday afternoon. Photo Scott Henry.

“While the rain is usually welcome, it’s fair to say that it probably helped in the decomposition phase of this fire and counted against us.” Richard says while the fire never got out of control, precautions were taken and that piece of land would be monitored by thermal sensors

for the foreseeable future. No cause has been confirmed yet for the February fire and it is understood unless new information comes to light it is unlikely the cause will ever be known. An initial investigation proved inconclusive.

Water and library projects dominate submissions by Jacob Page Water supply and library projects are key subjects for LTP submissions. More than 300 submissions have been received for the MDC's Long Term Plam. Many of those came in the last week despite councillors making a concerted effort to encourage the public to send in feedback on the Council’s spending programme, particularly the new


projects which have been put forward. Mayor Alistair Sowman says the response – an increase on the number who spoke out on last year’s Annual Plan - shows that a good cross-section of the public will speak up if given a specific opportunity to do so. That feedback helped clarify the issues, he said. “Councillors do take a great deal of notice of the content of

submissions and there’s no point in grumbling about how your rates are spent if you haven’t told us what you want,” said Mr Sowman. A large percentage of the written submissions relate to the provision of fresh water in Havelock, Renwick, and Seddon, as well as the riverside precinct project for a community hub building to house Blenheim’s library and Millennium Art Gallery and a

new library and council hub in Picton. Those who wish to speak directly to councillors on their submission will be able to do so from Tuesday 2 June to Thursday 4 June. Submissions hearings are open to the public. Council makes its final decisions on all submissions on June 8 and then adopts the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 on June 25.

Wairau Hospital phone outage A software outage meant all phones were down at Wairau Hospital on Friday. The issue was resolved by Saturday morning. A spokeswoman says all phone lines for Wairau Hospital were again operational after the successful installation of the new PABX system controller. NMDHB chief executive Chris Fleming thanked those involved in resolving the issue. “I want to acknowledge the hard work of many of our staff from the IT Team, to our clinical teams and managers in both Wairau and Nelson hospitals. Everyone involved in this response worked together and it is a great example of how we work as one service between two sites. I extend my thanks and gratitude for their collaboration and a fine result.”

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Dashwood project complete by Jacob Page One of the largest roading projects undertaken in Marlborough has been completed. The $6.8 million Dashwood Overbridge realignment, on State highway 1, has taken a year and half to complete and is second only in size to the Awatere Bridge replacement, which was constructed in 2007. Transport minister Simon Bridges says the project has been completed smoothly and should result in safer journeys for motorists. “The new bridge is seismically resilient, includes a realigned approach, and removes

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several tight curves on either side. This will not only make Pictured below; the old Dashwood journeys easier and shorter, but overbridge, which has now been will also reduce the risk and demolished and right, the oldDashwood alignment and new severity of crashes. Completion of the Dash- below. wood Overbridge and the 1km realignment either side of the bridge now enables a 100km/h environment replacing 55 and 65 km/h curve-speed warnings. The new alignment shortens State highway 1 by 180 meters and incrementally improves freight efficiency. Previously, freight vehicles gave way when encountering oncoming large vehicles on the completed on time and within is one of many recent or planned budget, and has provided work projects to improve road safety in Overbridge. “The project has been for local people and suppliers. It Marlborough,” Mr Bridges says.

Red Cross celebrate 100 years By Adam Poulopoulos The New Zealand Red Cross celebrates 100 years in existence this year, and a plaque and tree were planted by the Taylor River on Friday to celebrate. Mayor Alistair Sowman and Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors were involved in organising the ceremony. They can now be seen near the carpark at the Taylor River end of Monro Street. Sowman says although the organisation began a century ago, it still remains relevant today. “We just need to think back to the recent events in Nepal and Vanuatu and all those disasters where Red Cross plays a major part helping. “While it’s made 100 years I dare say in another 100 years there’ll be another group of people acknowledging 200 years.”


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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think the New Zealand flag should be changed, and why/why not?

Roy Devanny Blenheim

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No. There’s nothing wrong with the way it is.

Because of the cost, no. I think it’s ridiculous spending (around) $25 million to change it.

No. It’s served perfectly well for about 150 years or so. Why change it? It ain’t broke.

I don’t think it should be changed. I’m just happy to stay traditional.

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Long term plan Dear Ed Outrageous! Rich landowners are once again taxing peasants to fill their own bulging coffers. This time it is Mayor Sowman who is acting as Marlborough’s own Sheriff of Nottingham. It is quite clear from the Long Term Plan Consultation Document that the rate-payers of Marlborough are subsidising the rich landowners through the Developments Contributions policy. For many years the property developers of the region have persuaded the council that

they cannot afford to pay the full costs of providing infrastructure to their developments. They have needed rate payers money to help pay for the roads, sewers and water pipes of their sub-divisions. As a consequence every ratepayer in Marlborough – labourer, cleaner, pensioner, single parent, café waitress – have been subsidising the speculative developments of some of the region’s wealthiest landowners. The Council Plan proposes to reduce the subsidy in the future but is still willing to contribute several thousand dollars per section of our money to help the ‘poor’

developers to line their pockets. Fortunately, we have an opportunity to prevent this annual back-door tax. We don’t have to tie our submission to the shaft of an arrow and fire it at the door of Council offices. All we have to do is post a letter or use the submission form before May 7. There are plenty of worthy schemes in the Consultation Document that require Council expenditure to benefit the local community – lining the pockets of the wealthy is not one of them. R Locksleigh

A question of councillors Deer on Arapawa Dear Ed Is the Marlborough District Council mainly made up of failed business people? The way they run the council affairs - on behalf of ratepayers - provokes the question. Why pay $300,000 for a bus shelter the equivalent price of a 4 bedroom house, taps, showers and all gizmos? Why did the Picton bus shelter cost $120,000 when you can build a kit-set garage for a fraction of $120,000?

Why would you build a theatre and car park building with big overrun of costs? Yet to be revealed? Why would you not lobby for a bypass when many (most) see it as much needed. The list goes on. Dumb decisions, lack of foresight—rising debt, rising rates to pay debt. I am thinking a good lot of councillors would not survive in business? Percy Parker

Dear Ed, I don’t know what the Department of Conservation is up to on Arapawa Island but I heard DOC shooters are doing “search and destroy” on wild animals on Arapawa Island. The late Betty Rowe battled to save the goats and sheep, which could have had genetic links to liberations by Captain Cook. DOC didn’t care. They just

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shot up at will. I heard DOC have been shooting deer there too. Why? There is no deer problem there. Numbers are very low. You can see the regeneration of native bush from the ferry in Tory Channel. It is prolific. So what’s DOC up to? Cries of under-funding are hollow when DOC destructively wastes money like that. Sam Socrates

Stand for climate change Dear Ed, There is a freight train coming to Marlborough. It’s called climate change. It is about to make a huge impact on us and not many of us realise how much. The burning of coal, oil, petrol, diesel, kerosene and gas is heating the earth and changing our climate. It is called the greenhouse effect.If we don’t stop it, we will be seeing fast changes in Marlborough which will not be good for us. This week, from Sunday

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Back in the day Queen Charlotte College celebrates 50 years this year, and founding pupil and current relief teacher Beryl Bowers has a stronger association with the school than most. She spoke to Adam Poulopoulos about the college’s development and her affinity with Picton. Beryl Bowers lives and breathes Picton. A fourth-generation “Pictonite” born in Picton Hospital, Beryl attended Picton School until moving to Queen Charlotte College as one of the school’s first pupils. The school was formed in the 1960s after trains taking pupils from Picton to schools in Blenheim became more and more delayed. “Some days it couldn’t get over the Elevation, and some of the kids did some naughty things to the tracks on the Elevation too,” Beryl says. “The parents got concerned. They thought they would sort out a bus, but in the end they ended up sorting a college for Picton.” Beryl remembers arriving at the school as a Form 2 (Year 8) pupil for the first time in 1965. “We didn’t have to get up an hour early to catch the train and it was a very new school. I remember meeting all these new people I’d never associated with. “The bell went for morning tea and the teachers thought we would go and play on the field, but we all ran up into the trees. “The bell went and we got called into a special assembly to be told that area was out of bounds.” The school has changed markedly since then. The entrance Beryl and her classmates walked through is in the same place now, but there were only a handful of buildings constructed. “While we were there, there were builders and tradesmen walking around the whole time,” Beryl says. She also remembers the playing fields were always wet through lack of drainage, and the school used to run its cross-country on a swamp to the side of the school, where houses have since been built. The school started with about 150 Form 1 and 2 pupils. Now, the school has about 400 pupils from Year 7-13. After leaving school Beryl went to train as a Karitane Nurse in Wellington, and spent a stint in Australia. Since then she has resided in Picton, where she met husband Cliff. After several administration jobs in automotive businesses Beryl says she was inspired to get her teaching qualifications by her two daughters. “It’s neat to see kids progress and learn, and it’s really important to be a part of that.” She has been a relief teacher at QCC for the past decade, even accompanying school groups overseas in the past. “I tell a lot of the students I came here and some of them get quite interested in it. It’s quite cool being there,” she says. Outside of the classroom Beryl is heavily involved in Picton life. She and Cliff ran the Picton Volunteer Ambulance Service for 33 and a half years, and have been organising

Beryl Bowers looks at old photos from her youth.

the Picton Maritime Festival for the last 10. “I said to Cliff I wanted to do something to showcase our town,” she says. “The people in Picton – it’s their festival.” She says her feelings for Picton were summed up by QCC students on the way back from overseas.

“We were flying in from Christchurch and the kids were saying ‘the mountains are green.’ “It’s stunning. The harbour is a lovely wee place, and everyone gets behind you and helps out.” The Queen Charlotte College 50th Anniversary Reunion will be held from Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015



Claire Dwyer

Owner: House of Hearing 23 Henry Street, Blenheim What does your role entail? Testing hearing to determine if there is hearing loss, and referring to a specialist when clinically necessary. Advising clients on the best style and technology level of hearing aids available. Once hearing aids have been selected, I spend a few appointments fitting the hearing aids and providing follow up care to ensure my clients get the most out of their hearing aids. What has been your biggest achievement? Opening my own business, which is something that I have wanted to do for many years. I am passionate about the client experience and excellence in customer service. I enjoy the face to face contact with people so much more than any other role. Having the freedom to make decisions that directly benefit our clients is a huge advantage when owning your own business. Why do you love what you do? Working with people and making a big difference to their quality of life. I was involved in the Newborn Hearing Screening training programme, and have lectured at the University of Canterbury and I have worked for a hearing aid manufacturer gaining a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of hearing aids. How do you define success? Success is being able to do what you love to do and getting paid to do it! I am one of the fortunate ones to have found success by that definition. What do you do in your down time? I love doing anything outdoors – walking, travelling, snowboarding (mostly for the scenery), and especially visiting wineries! I have a large group of friends so we catch up often, and I spend a lot of time with family having two young nieces. What is your favourite international quote? Quality is not an act, it is a habit. - Aristotle Contact Claire: Ph: 579 5353 Email:

Biddy Mason

Property manager: Summit Property Management 30 Alfred Street, Blenheim What does your role entail? A wide range of duties primarily focusing on and achieving the best care for my owner’s homes and investment properties. I select the most suitable and appropriate tenants and ensure all maintenance requirements are addressed promptly and economically. What has been your biggest achievement? Over the past financial year I was top property manager with Summit. (Summit is Tasman and Marlborough based) This is a high achievement for me as it was my first full year as a property manager. I look forward to building on my current achievements and success. Why do you love what you do? I am a real people person and enjoy communicating with a broad range of clients from tenants, tradesmen through to owners. I enjoy the variety of challenges within my position and strive to keep my clients satisfied in all aspects of my job. How do you define success? Success within my role as a property manager is based on growth within the company. Providing the highest quality of care, therefore maintaining a clean yet efficient portfolio of houses and tenants. Prospecting and bringing in new managements to work with. What do you do in your down time? As I am a people person, in my down time I enjoy socialising and spending time with my extended family and friends. I love to try and keep fit and focusing on goals I set myself. This year it is saving to head off overseas again to enjoy some much needed R and R through Eastern Europe and some excitement of the Rugby World Cup.

Erena Oliver

Owner: Pain Shift 9A Alma Street, Renwick What does your role entail? As a Natural Health Facilitator I use my professional skills and expertise to be a catalyst and inspiration for empowering health and change for others. I listen closely, getting the root of painful health issues to improve pain, energy levels, overall mental and emotional well-being. What has been your biggest achievement? Raising 3 awesome children to adulthood to live balanced, full, happy and healthy lives, in spite of what life has thrown at me - among other things, depression, pain of trauma, and abuse, nearly losing a child and spending time in and out of hospital with a sick child. Why do you love what you do? Changes I have made in my life enables me to perceive it so differently than what I did as a child and young adult. I want to share this with others. Life used to be painful and grief/guilt filled. Change can be simple, yet so profound; it does not require wading through the past or painful memories. How do you define success? Helping myself and others perceive a world (our personal world) from a perspective that helps us grow, heal, learn and embrace the potential that we have, then give support and encouragement to overcome challenges, change and achieve that potential. What do you do in your down time? Play my Bell Drum, walk and play with my dog Sami, go fishing with hubby, spend time in the bush and on the beach and reading. What is your favourite international quote? “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you cannot help them, don’t hurt them”. Dali Lama. (This for me includes not speaking or thinking of others in a way that could be hurtful) Contact Erena: Ph: 021 459 525 Email:

Karen Jennison

Owner/Manager: Curves Gym 43 High Street, Blenheim Chiropractor: Marlborough Family Chiropractic 23 Henry Street, Blenheim What does your role entail? As a chiropractor I help people regain and maintain their health through treatment of spinal dysfunction. As a gym owner, I can take it a step further and help women increase their health and fitness. What has been your biggest achievement? I have 2 university degrees, 2 businesses, a black belt in Kempo Karate, and a wonderful husband, but the best thing I’ve ever done is raise 3 healthy, intelligent and caring sons. Why do you love what you do? I love to see the smile on someone’s face when they feel great. When their health and fitness improves, the world is just a bit better. How do you define success? Helping others while doing what you love to do! What do you do in your down time? Down time? When I can I go to karate, help paddle a dragon boat, read, cook, walk on the beach or simply sit and enjoy the view with a friend. What is your favourite international quote? Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill.

What is your favourite international quote? “Make the most of everyday as if it was your last, and every breath as if it was the same” Contact Biddy: Ph: 027 544 0070 Email:

Contact Karen: Ph: 577 9800 or 578 2300 Email:


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Wednesday May 13, 2015

Probus club blooming

Dylan Guillemot, left, and David He.

Chess tournament About 50 chess players from five Marlborough schools faced off on Friday for the chance to compete nationally in Auckland in October. The Blenheim Zone tournament was held at Richmond View School, and also featured pupils from Bohally Intermediate, Fairhall School, Linkwater School and Marlborough Boys’ College. The top three individual players and the best-placed female from Friday’s tournament qualify to compete at the Champions Trophy on October 3, while the top three school teams in each of the junior, intermediate and senior divisions compete in the Chess Power National Finals the next day. The junior tournamentt is from Year 1-6, the intermediate grade includes Year 7 and 8 and the senior grade is for college players. Both tournaments are held in Auckland and feature players from around the country. Competitors played seven rounds of matches altogether.

By Adam Poulopoulos The Blenheim Probus Club is continuing to blossom, if their latest project is anything to go by. The club has had its own garden planted at the Parker Street end of Pollard Park, and it will remain there until after Garden Marlborough in November. The garden comprises about 5000 plants, and planting by the Marlborough District Council’s Parks and Reserves team began recently. The yellow-flowering Calendula plants will spell out ‘Probus’ and depict the club’s symbol, while the blue Myosotis plants will flower around the outside. The plants are likely to bloom properly in August or September, but with sunny conditions the process may begin next month. Club committee member Maureen Stevens says she saw council advertising for community groups to have their design planted about three years ago. She says it is a good way to let people know the club is still alive and well and searching for new members. The Probus garden replaced an Anzac garden, which was removed after the recent services.

Above: The design at Pollard Park. Right: Past Blenheim Probus Club president To n y C l a r k a n d Marlborough District Co u n c i l Pa r k s a n d Reserves team member Julie Murphy at the garden.



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Ashwood Park Retirement Village owner Ross Bisset with Craig Stephens and Daniel van Greeven Broek of Bunnings Warehouse Blenheim.

Shed gifted to grateful residents Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk When Ashwood Retirement Village owner Ross Bisset asked for a quote for a new garden shed from Bunnings Warehouse, he was blown away by the response. The store offered to supply and install it free of charge. Craig Stephens and Daniel van Greeven Broek of Bunnings Warehouse arrived on Monday to put it together in one of the garden areas beside the dementia unit. While they were reluctant to take any credit, they did say Bunnings Warehouse liked to show support to the community through a

variety of projects. Ross says he was hugely grateful to Bunnings Warehouse for their generosity, and says the shed will be enjoyed by the residents. “Everyone has a garden shed so we really wanted to give our dementia unit residents another piece of ‘normality’, where they can go and sit, maybe build something or plant some flowers. “It just gives them some more opportunities, and already some of the residents are excited about what has been going on today,” he says. PBA

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Wednesday April 13, 2015

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important to visit a reliable and experienced panel beater, because at the end of the day the safety of you and your family is important. Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters has a strong focus on quality and safety, with a qualified and experienced team to back it up. Specialising in late model smash repairs and insurance work, Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters provides complete crash repairs and painting services with fast turnaround and affordable rates. “As your local panel beaters in Marlborough we pay great attention to detail and never sacrifice on workmanship.” “We take our work seriously and aim to get your vehicle back on the road as quickly and safely as we can,” owner Marc Flood says. Marc and his wife Vanessa have owned the business for seven years, but for Marc his history with Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters goes back even further. He first joined the business as an apprentice in 1996, learning the trade before purchasing the business in 2008. Since then there has been a steady growth in the business with many changes, including vehicle technology, and the different materi-

panel beaters repair vehicles. “We used to do a lot of repair work on panels, but due to the different materials in cars we replace a lot now.” “It’s amazing how much this industry has changed compared to 10 years ago,” he says. A lot of our work comes in from insurance companies, including campervans and latest model vehicles which Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters is well equipped to deal with. “Because we work with the latest technology in vehicles, we have six qualified experience staff and the apprentices with another starting in a week, who all undergo regular training,” he says. Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters is a proud member of CRA (Crash Repair Association), and also welcome members of MCA. (Marlborough Caravan Ass) They are an approved structural repairer for most insurance companies and have a range of client, including Fleet Smart, Avis, Budget and Thrifty. Maher and Moseley are committed to supporting local businesses, sporting groups and many other local organisations.

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Family and partnerships The friendly faces of Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters Maher and Moseley Panel Beaters is very much a friendly family run business. At the helm are Marc and Vanessa. A teacher aid at a local school, Vanessa provides a supportive role to the administration. Marc leads his team of four panel beaters and three painters including business partner Tony Catterick, as well as including some who have been with the business for a number of years. “We have been very fortunate to have long serving staff, with one being with us for more than 11 years. The guys are

an incredible team and work really hard to keep the level of workmanship high,” Marc says. Also part of the team is Vanessa Foster, office manager, and is the first point of contact for our customers. Paint partnership In addition to the panel beating, Marc and Vanessa Flood are in partnership with Tony and Michelle Catterick’s paintshop, neighbouring business Spectrum 2000 Auto Refinishers. For all your panel beating and painting services, call in and see the team at Maher and Moseley at 29 Stuart Street, Blenheim.

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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:


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LIU: Linlin and En are very pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Leslie Liu (3610g) on April 30, 2015 at 4:54pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwives Toni, Sue, Robin, Jackie and all the staff at Ward One. Photo provided.

GRIGNET-OLIVEIRA: Rodrigo and Daniela are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Sarah (3.120kg, 52cm) born May 3, 2015 at 6pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Gwen Costello and all the staff.



SELWYN-PUHA: Levi and Hiria are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter Nykesha Oriwa Nicole (8lb 9oz) on April 30, 2015 at 10:24am at Gold Coast University Hospital. A beautiful wee sister for Aaliah. Photo provided.

Award a deserving mother Raising a family is one of life’s great challenges. Another is starting a business. Entrepreneurial mothers are being asked to put themselves forward for the Fly Buys Mumtrepreneur Awards, a scheme rewarding women who have taken a business idea and turned it into a reality while raising a family at home. From clever start-ups to companies gone global, the programme is open to businesses from all sectors and is awarding 10,000 Fly Buys points to category winners and an additional

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REMOND: Emilien and Anna are delighted to announce the arrival of Maxime William Patrice (7lb 2oz) at 9.09am on April 1, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. Merci beaucoup to midwife Cathy Middleton and all the lovely midwives at the hospital for their help and support. Photo provided.

HEATH: Michael and Claire are pleased to announce the arrival of their first baby. Born May 10, 2015 at 8:49pm weighing 6lb 11oz. Thank you to all of the maternity staff at Wairau Hospital, and midwives Rhianne Lamb and Shona Wills.



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Wednesday May 13, 2015


Graeme Coleman Ltd


Nick James Excavations

A fence can only be as good as the posts that hold it up and the fencer that put them there. Graeme Coleman has been operating his fencing contracting business for nearly 35 years, building fences for property owners all over Marlborough. A large portion of his work is done for farm owners, however he says the demand for security fencing is increasing. “The overall increase in security and health and safety needs has seen us busy fencing off private and business properties.” In addition to new fences, Graeme Coleman Ltd also carries out repairs and maintenance, vineyard development and post replacement, wire work plus much more. In fact, with nearly 35 years of being in business there isn’t a lot that Graeme doesn’t know about fencing. His reputation for quality workmanship has grown solidly over the years and has become a dependable name within the industry. With his team of five additional fencers, Graeme Coleman Ltd can tackle any fencing job so for more information contact him today.

As a region rich in rivers and bordered by the sea, it is no surprise that the majority of us enjoy being on or in the water all year round. From fishing and diving through to kayaking and leisure boating, there is an abundance of opportunities for locals to enjoy the water. Sharing the same love of the water is Blenheim based business Henderson’s. The staff at Henderson’s, led by manager Emily Watson have an abundance of advice and product knowledge when it comes to supplying customers with everything they need to enjoy the water. Customers have access to an endless range of products including inflatables and kayaks, fresh and salt water accessories, electronics, chandlery, pools, spas, saunas and so much more. What Henderson’s doesn’t have, the friendly staff will gladly source it for you. Whether you are a boating enthusiast, enjoy fishing or simply relaxing in your at-home spa, Henderson’s has everything you need to make your experience a memorable one.

Nick James Excavations has been breaking ground, carrying out demolition work and earthmoving in Marlborough for over 10 years. The business is owned and operated by Nick James who has over 40 years experience in the engineering and agriculture industries. With an extensive list of services to offer, Nick really can take care of all jobs big and small. His growing fleet of machinery includes six diggers, three dump trucks and a roller, and more recently a seven tonne truck capable of carrying a digger and materials. Most of this equipment is available for self drive hire. There is also a number of ‘mini diggers’ supplied on their own trailers with attachments including a hedge cutter, post auger. Installing, removing, trimming and loading for all types of work can be easy with the right equipment hired from Nick James Excavations. For more information contact Nick or view his website for a full list of services and equipment.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015





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$ 50 Ploughmans Bakery Bread 750g




Sanitarium Weet-Bix 1kg




Fresh NZ Beef Mince


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Fresh’n Fruity Yoghurt 1kg (Excludes Greek)


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Double up Month!

Community Fund FCBS1305

Prices apply from Wednesday 13th May to Sunday 17th May 2015, or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits

speciďŹ ed apply per customer per day. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Certain products may not be available in all stores. Proprietary brands not for resale.



This month our community donation amount will be doubled! If you wish to apply, please pick up an application form at the customer service desk or visit Local owner operators supporting their local communities.

FreshChoice Picton Mariners Mall, Picton. Phone 573 6463. Open 7am-7.30pm, 7 days.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

w community notices


The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

Blenheim Healing Rooms open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am - 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayers available to anyone. Phone 578 9704

Thursday 7pm, Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 housies, 2 supers, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra.


Good used linen for sale At Sheets ‘n’ Things. Between The Warehouse carpark building and Johns Kitchen. Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm/Sat 9.30am - 12 noon. Visit us and be pleasantly surprised! Something for everyone.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 578 8125. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

Older Person Seminar 3rd Thursday every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers. Ph Wendy 5794446 leave name an number or 021 113 0160

The Blue Door is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm. Saturday 9.00 - 2pm. Items surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353

• 150 Seat Mayfield Chapel • Sowman Catering Lounge • Marlborough’s only cremation facility • FDANZ Pre-pay and pre-planning funeral options

24 HOUR SERVICE PHONE 578 4719 Cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts

Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451 PICTON Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

death notices ADAMS, Sydney James (Jim): On Saturday May 2 2015, passed away at his home with his family. In his 96th year. Dearly loved husband of Bernice, loved father of Keith Adams, and Janice Hulburt. Loved Poppa of Dale Hulburt and great Grandfather of Emily Rose Hulburt, and step-great Grandfather of Ben Hulburt. Messages c/- 28 Wratts Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273. By request, a private service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

Family/Whanau for information/advocacy/support for families living with mental illness/addictions please contact Supporting Families Marlborough Cheryl, Lyn, Karina or Sandra ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.


In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary. The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email or phone 577 7868.

PETRE, Cecily Constance (nee Scrope): On Thursday May 7 2015, peacefully at Blenheim. Dearly loved wife of Robin, much-loved mother and mother-in-law of Diana and Jamie Reid (Wellington), Nicola and Andrew Ratcliffe (Surrey, England). Loved grandmother to Jessica and Emily; Molly and Sam. A Requiem Mass for Cecily will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, at 11am Thursday May 14, followed by interment at Seddon Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 TINDALL, Henry Gordon: On May 7 2015, at Aberleigh Rest Home. In his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary, loved father and father-inlaw of Helen (deceased) and Garth Congdon, Lynley and Terry Sowman, Richard and Judith (Tauranga), loved Poppa of Charlotte and John, Melanie and Simon, Julia and Ritchie; Clyde and Helen, Nigel and Kathy; Alice and Dave, Laura and Craig, Sally and Vimal, and a loved great poppa. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Aberleigh for their kindness and care. Messages to 64 Hammerichs Road, RD2, Blenheim 7272. No service by request. Private cremation. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

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This popular annual event held on Saturday was a huge success, attracting 3000 runners and walkers who took on the 21km course.

half marathon.  Competitors are all smiles as they line up and wait for the start of the

their time competing  A trio of runners enjoy n. ho rat at the St Clair half ma

 In his pink tutu is Kevin Biggar - a charity runner for BBCA

 Coralie Jamieson and Moira Parry of the Marlborough Floral Art Group at a recent gathering. The group is preparing for its up and coming ‘Area Day’ floral event on May 16.

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 Kristian Black of Fairhall School pits his wits against a chess-playing robot at the Blenheim Zone School Chess Tournament last Friday.

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Wheeler makes all the right moves on debut By Jacob Page Marlborough pace bowler Ben Wheeler has introduced himself as a name for the future in New Zealand cricket The left-armer took 5 for 18 in 11 overs in his debut for the New Zealand XI to put his team on the cusp of victory in their warm-up game against Somerset, in Taunton. The 23-year-old is merely filling in for more senior players competing in the IPL before the hard tasks of the tour of England gets underway later this month. It is his third five wicket bag in his First Class cricket but undoubtedly his most important.

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After trapping opener Johann Myburgh in front in his first over, more was to come as he bowled both Tom Cooper (0) and James Hildreth (13) as the hosts struggled to combat his movement in the air. Ben says he settled nicely after early nerves. “I was just hoping the ball would be in the right place and thankfully it came out really well. He said to do it at the home of Somerset on debut was a big thrill. “It’s a pretty awesome place to do it... Conditions were pretty bowlerfriendly and I got to make the most of them which is awesome.”

BATEMAN BACK ON TRACK Marlborough Rally driver Richard Bateman had a superb opening day by winning his class at Rally Otago over the weekend. Bateman finished 10th out of 69 cars on day one. He decided against racing on day two after suffering some minor damage on the opening day.

Micah shows class to win key race By Jacob Page Timaru’s Micah McGoldrick was the winner of the main race of the Peter Brown Memorial Motocross event at the Wadsworth Property on Northbank Road on Sunday. Michah moved from Amberley to Timaru so he could train and race at Pleasant Point and push his chances of national exposure. The choice is clearly paying off. Marlborough Motorcycle Club president, Mike Holland says 100 riders took part in the event, with 50 seniors, more than 35 juniors and 13 minis all testing their abilities. Marlborough riders also impressed with George Holland finishing first in the enduro class while Josh Orchard was second. Mike says the track performed really well. “The moisture in the track was perfect, there was hardly any dust and only one injury for the weekend which is good. Right: Timaru’s Micah McGoldrick was the winner of the main race of the Peter Brown Memorial Motocross event at the Wadsworth Property on Northbank . Jason Green Photography.

After a bright start to their season the Marlborough Development football team have hit a speed bump. They lost 2-1 to Suburbs Seals in their Nelson division one league match in Nelson. Having started with two wins, they have had two losses and a draw in the past three weeks.

Moutere, Central and Harlequins all won their senior rugby fixtures against Nelson opposition on Saturday. Harlequins eased past Marist 34-31, Central downed Nelson 20-5 while Moutere were far too strong for Kahurangi 35-15.

Sally McMath. File photo. the evening to finish in 8th place and set a new Nelson Marlborough age group record. On Wednesday, Mc-

Math finished 10th in the 100m backstroke and 11th in the 200m individual medley. McMath was 9th in Friday’s 200m backstroke and, on Saturday, was 8th in the 100m freestyle and 11th in the 50 backstroke, when she broke another Nelson Marlborough record. Nelson Ma rlb oroug h swimmers finished with ten gold medals, six silvers and four bronze in the national competition, led by four golds and a silver from Sam McKenzie of the Tasman Swim Club.

Nearo loft speeds home The Blenheim Racing Pigeon club birds were released at Ashburton on Saturday at 8.30 am into clear skies and a nor west breeze. The 122 birds were quickly on their course for the 330 km journey home and although the wind increased considerably as the morning progressed the winning birds of Nearo Lofts of Seddon had little difficulty



Sally proves her worth in the swimming pool Blenheim’s Sally McMath has come back from illness to show that she is still among the ten best female 17-and 18-year-old swimmers in New Zealand. Having missed last month’s NZ Opens due to a virus, the 17-year-old competed last week at the National Age Groups Championships in Wellington and finished in the top ten in four events. O n Tu e s d a y, t h e Marlborough Girls’ College student swam a personal best to make the finals in the 50m butterfly, then improved her time again in


in making their perches in under four and a half hours with a speed of 1180 meters per minute. Second place went to bird #5 of Morrins Hollow of Spring Creek with a velocity of 1136 mpm and third place to young Sindy Kirkwood, whose chequer pied hen #14 achieved 1126 mpm.


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