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Stolen tools By Jacob Page A group of Picton builders has been left stunned after they had more than $10,000 worth of work gear stolen from their building site. “Builder Nick Beattie says the building site in Port Underwood Road outside of Picton “has been a bit quiet” since the incident happened. “We are all pretty annoyed and stunned really,” Nick says. Everything and anything a builder needs to do their job has been taken.”

Continued page 2 It is our livelihood they have stolen says Pete England and Nick Beattie.

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Frustration as everything and anything taken Continued from page 1 Nick says it appears those responsible made the most of wild weather last Wednesday night to help themselves to anything they could from the work site. “It was a pretty rough night weather-wise and they must have made the most of it so that no one could hear all the noise they were making. The builder for more than 15 years says he has lost gear he had used for his entire career as did others. Anything a builder needs to

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do their job has been targeted and taken.

“It doesn’t look like these guys had much of a plan because there are nail guns worth $1000 still here but other (less valuable items) have been taken. “They’ve even taken the chargers for our power tools so we can’t recharge them.” The thieves also took off with $4,000 worth of timber as well. “A chainsaw, fuel, grinders, battery drills, screw drivers – you name it and they’ve taken it” “As you know on a building

site, it doesn’t take much to slow things down but this has made things very difficult. Nick is not one for charity but family friend Adam Coleman is hoping people will follow his lead in donating cash and tools to help the guys out. “I know a couple of the guys and when you’re trying to establish yourselves in an industry this can really set you back so I wanted to do something.” For now, work is continuing on the house as best it can.

Byrne talks the frustration of ‘fluffies’ By Jacob Page Ed Byrne admits he acts more like a teenager in his 40s than he ever did in his youthful years. The talented Irish comedian brings his one man show to Blenheim for the first time tonight. The show dubbed ‘Roaring Forties’ is an honest assessment of the world as Ed sees it. Ed got engaged in Kaikoura eight years ago on a trip from Picton while walking along a beach and watching the seal colony. The 43-year-old father of two is on his latest crusade, places that don’t like it when you add kids to the mix. “This always baffled me how cafes can have these things called fluffies which are designed for kids to drink and then people get upset when you bring your kids into cafes to have one. Byrne’s family has been staying in

Blenheim as he makes his way up the South Island on his national tour. A self confessed loner growing up, he says he enjoys his time on stage. “I love the time on stage, things can be going wrong in other areas but when I’m on stage I really enjoy it. “When I started doing this I thought stand up would be a back door way into acting but I’ve come to realise this is pretty much all that I’m good at. “I don’t know if my longevity has anything to do with whether I’m a good comedian; I think it has more to do with the fact that I have to do something... My longevity comes from greed,” Ed says in light hearted fashion.” “People are paying for the time I put in to writing the show as well as the time I spend away from my family and kids but I really enjoy what I do once I get into it.”

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It’s all about choice and principle By Jacob Page Mainland ChemDry owners Brian and Michelle Dunford are urging people to do their research when it comes to insurance claims with their carpets. The couple own the rights to use the license in Marlborough for ChemDry which has just lost a national contract with AA Insurance and Vero for insurance work. Brian says some franchisees around New Zealand will be hurt by the end of the contract, which the company has had for 17 years, but they wanted people to know they had the choice of who they used. The husband and wife team have not had any major flood issues to deal with in their first year of business but want people to know they have options and need to be assured they are getting a quality service. “It’s not a case of sour grapes because we didn’t have a lot of jobs from insurance companies but people need to be aware they don’t have to go with who the insurer suggests.”

Mainland ChemDry’s Brian and Michelle Dunford want people to know they have a choice when it comes to insurance claims.

The couple run their business as a team and have no employees. “We understand ChemDry lost the contract because of price factors but you get what you pay for, Michelle says. “People don’t have to use us, we just want to encourage them to do

their research before they sign up to anything.” In a statement AA Insurance confirmed the move and backed its new contractor, Enviro Clean. “A recent review of our restoration service - which involves rectifying property damaged by water or fire


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- has resulted in Enviro Clean and Restoration Limited now being our sole national supplier. “The company has a proven business model and operational process that helps ensure consistent and reliable quality of service across its branches. “We have enjoyed a lengthy relationship with Chem-Dry New Zealand and the door remains open to working with them in the future on a case-by-case basis. Vero Insurance echoed the statement. “Vero works with a number of suppliers and regularly reviews those agreements as we want to ensure that our customers’ claims are settled promptly and to the highest standards. Brian and Michelle say they are fully certified and go through regular upskilling courses, as do all franchisees. The issue is similar to the one Shaun Forbes dealt with earlier this year with his panelbeating business.

Blenheim’s chief fire officer Rob Dalton has retired from the role after six years. Rob will retain a role within the station. He has been a member of the Blenheim Fire Brigade since 1998. No one has been confirmed as his replacement at this stage.

‘Calm and mature’ Chanel to be honoured today Richmond View School pupil Chanel Marshall will be honoured by St John at a school assembly today. The nine-year-old looked after her father Aaron on April 20 when he suffered a hypoglycaemic diabetic event. She gave first aid to him and tested his blood sugar levels and then called 111. She remained calm and mature throughout and helped the crew at the scene to treat her Dad. The ambulance crew was very impressed with Chanel and her efforts.

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by Jacob Page Flu vaccines continue to prove a popular way to beat the winter ills. While official figures are still unknown, the uptake appears strong. Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Medical Officer of Health Dr Ed Kiddle says it’s fantastic to see people and businesses in the community protecting themselves and their families, and he encourages more to get vaccinated, as soon

Judges in the Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year competition are in Blenheim today as part of the national competition judging process. Judges will assess over 350 homes as they travel from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island before regional event winners are announced in July and August. They are on a mission to find the finest houses in the country, ranging from new homes and show homes, to renovations and builder’s own homes.

as they can. “Practices have been busy vaccinating patients who benefit from influenza vaccine. And at Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, we have also been running staff vaccination clinics to ensure that healthcare workers get vaccinated to help reduce illness with the patients they care for. “One of the myths we need to dispel is that you’ll catch the flu from the flu injection. That’s just not true. In fact, the influenza vaccine


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Boom quarter for retailers Retailers around the country have a lot to smile about, if the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand are anything to go by. The total sales value was $19.3 billion in the March 2015 quarter, almost $1 billion, or 5.1 percent more than the previous March quarter. After removing the impact of price changes, total retail sales volumes rose 7.4 percent in the March quarter compared with the same quarter last year.

Bird conference The New Zealand Bird Conference will be held in Blenheim over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, with about 130 delegates from around the country attending. The conference starts with registration on Friday, May 29 and finishes on Monday, June 1 with field trips. The event is split between the Scenic Hotel and the Marlborough Convention Centre. For more information, see the Birds New Zealand website.

Workplace safety A seminar focusing on workplace safety and safety reform packages is being held later this month. The workshop, to be presented by Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce occupational safety & health consultant Helen Mason, will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at the Marlborough Research Centre. For more information and to RSVP, contact Wine Marlborough.

Changes at Blenheim Collision and Custom By Adam Poulopoulos It’s all change for Blenheim Collision and Custom, with some transitions promising to be bigger than others. The lease on their 92 Nelson Street building has run out, so they begun their move into their new premises, next door at 90 Nelson Street, yesterday. Their move should be complete by Queen’s Birthday Weekend. In the next couple of months, the business will also experience a change of ownership, with Chris Driffill handing over the reins to Chris Murphy. Driffill is staying with the business until the end of July, but the ownership change may happen before he leaves. Murphy, a born-and-bred Marlburian, has worked at the 92

Blenheim Collision and Custom will be moving from its current premises in the left of the shot to HR Engineering’s old building on the right.

Nelson Street site since 2013, when the business was called Kiwi Kustoms. He says he is looking forward to taking over, and says he will be focusing more on the vehicle

restoration and custom work rather than the collision repair side. “You don’t get the same sort of satisfaction with the collision repair side.”

Blenheim Collision and Custom’s new premises were vacated by HR Engineering when they moved to Warwick Street earlier this year.

‘HAKs at Pelorus’ By Adam Poulopoulos It’s all in the family for the new managers of the Pelorus Bridge Café. Jonathan Hodges, partner Paula Kerslake and children Hannah Askin and Jarrod Hodges are leasing the café and adjoining campground from the Department of Conservation. The family have dubbed themselves ‘HAKs at Pelorus’ after their last names, and to emphasise the business is family-run. Jonathan says the family is excited to be running the facility. “We’re fortunate to be running is facility because it is so beautiful. The camp is an underestimated resource – it’s probably one of the nicer ones in New Zealand.

“We want to encourage locals to come into the café too. We don’t want to rely solely on tourists.” The business came up for lease just before Christmas, and the café’s first trading day under new management was April 20. Jonathan says business at the cafe has settled down after a hectic first week. Jonathan and Paula have both lived in the Rai Valley for 12 years. Jonathan is a mussel farmer, while Paula has worked in several cafes, including at the Pelorus Bridge for four years prior to managing it. There has also been a new Facebook page, ‘Pelorus Bridge Café,’ set up for the business.

Cruise ship visit The final cruise ship visit of the season takes place in Picton on Sunday, May 22. The MS Insignia will be berthed at Waitohi Wharf.

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Fundraiser Big plans for Blues and Brews for Cheryl A fundraising evening for Myotonic Dystrophy sufferer Cheryl HardingHarper is being held later this month. The quiz night at the Vines Restaurant at the Redwood Tavern will be held on Tuesday, May 26, with More FM’s Natasha Knox as the quizmaster. Myotonic Dystrophy is an inherited disorder, with symptoms including progressive muscle wasting and weakness, eye and heart problems and more. Cheryl discovered she had the disease shortly after she gave birth to son Ayden. Funds are being raised for Cheryl to undergo a stem cell transplant in America. To book your tickets phone Rebecca on 0272572451. A Givealittle page has also been set up for Cheryl – it can be found at https://

By Adam Poulopoulos A focus on interaction with the punters will be one of the main differences when the Blues Brews and BBQs festival returns later this year. Blenheim Round Table member and event organiser Mark Rea says tasting sessions, seminars and live brewing competitions are all likely to feature when the festival is held on November 28 at A&P Park. Community events like tug o’ war, obstacle relays and children’s activities will also be present on the day. He says musicians from New Zealand and Australia have been approached about performing at the event, while local food businesses have also registered their interest, and will be present alongside craft beer brewers from around the country. Mark says overall, he is excited about the event. “There will be a different layout, a huge variety…there’s going to be excellent music and an excellent selection of food. “We don’t want it to be about beer or drunken-

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ness, but in saying that it is a craft beer festival so there will be good craft beer stalls from around the country.” He says the date was changed to the start of summer because less happens around that time in Marlborough. The 2014 Blues Brews and BBQs was cancelled due to a drop in ticket sales.

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COUNCIL NEWS Notices Property Drainage Inspections The Marlborough District Council will be carrying out property drainage inspections in Picton and Blenheim over the next few months in an effort to reduce the amount of stormwater and groundwater entering the sewerage system in wet weather. These inspections are designed to locate faults within Council’s or private property sewage systems, plus any downpipes that may be connected to the wrong system. Rob Galloway of Galloway Contracting has been engaged to carry out these inspections on Council’s behalf. He will deliver a notice of inspection 5-7 days before the inspection explaining the process; this will also include an explanation of likely faults and repair methods. He does not require entry to your house, but does require access to your property to inspect any outside drainage systems and any Council pipe systems that may be located within your property. The reason for these inspections is that during rainfall the sewage system can pump up to four times the normal acceptable flow due to rain and/or groundwater water entering the system. These systems are not designed to cope with this additional rainwater. This can, and does lead to sewage overflows on properties and to waterways because of the excess flows. This programme is in the interest of all users, and is designed to make the environment we live in a better place. Enquiries should be directed to Kerry Walsh at the Marlborough District Council Ph: 03 520 7400.

Notification of Meetings June 2015 The Marlborough District Council hereby gives notice pursuant to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 of the following meetings: 1. Special Hearing Committee Tuesday, 2 June 2015 at 8.45 am Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 8.45 am Thursday, 4 June 2015 at 8.45 am 2. Council Monday, 8 June 2015 at 9.00 am 3. Community & Finance Tuesday, 9 June 2015 at 9.00 am 4. Regional Planning & Development Tuesday, 9 June 2015 at 1.00 pm 5. Assets & Services Thursday, 11 June 2015 at 9.00 am 6. Environment Thursday, 11 June 2015 at 1.00 pm The above-listed meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, 15 Seymour Street, Blenheim. The times and dates may be subject to alteration and confirmation thereof prior to the meetings is advised by contacting Nicole Chauval, Committee Secretary, Ph: 03 520 7400.

Seymour Square Annuals Removal

Seymour Square annuals are being removed Monday 18 May 8.00 to 10.00 am. This is a chance for local gardeners to take home annuals for their own gardens. Our gardeners will be on site to give direction and ask that people bring their own garden fork and containers. Remember that it’s annuals only that are being removed from the flowerbeds. Happy gardening.

Submissions focus on water and library projects Letters and emails have poured in to the Council during the past week from ratepayers wanting to have their say on the Council’s long term spending plans. Well over 300 submissions have been received after councillors made 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,

Councillor Jamie Arbuckle and Mayor Alistair Sowman with submissions on Council’s Long Term Plan for the next ten years. 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 do so in three weeks’ time – June 2-4 – before councillors get down to the job of considering the views that have been expressed. Council makes its final decisions on all submissions on June 8 and then adopts the Long Term Plan 20152025 on June 25.

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A broad band of response Many Marlborough residents want better broadband and improved mobile coverage. That’s clear from Council’s survey of residents about their current connectivity. In one week, there were almost 500 responses with respondents saying: • It tends to be unreliable and doesn’t cope with multiple usages at the same time • Computer provider tells us our speed is equivalent or slower than dial-up at times • We live in town and have good, reliable connectivity but would welcome improved speed • Compared to the service we use

Positive ageing It makes sense to have appointed someone who is able to take care of your personal and financial matters if, for some reason, you are suddenly unable to do so. The suddenness of a stroke or an accident, for example, can cause legal complications if there is no one authorised to handle your personal finances or make decisions about your care. Setting up an enduring power of attorney arrangement may also be done as a temporary measure to last

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in town, the rural service is not delivering to a level we require • Current connectivity is fine for basic emails and some browsing, but downtime and speed impede business functionality • More cell phone towers should be put up especially in remote areas where accidents do happen • We can only access cell phone from specific points around our property. Your feedback is important. Council and a Steering Group will use this information to shape a bid for a share of the $350M new Government funding for Marlborough to resolve

urban and rural broadband expansion and to solve mobile black spots. Complete the survey at InternetConnectivity. Ph: 03 520 7400 to contact MDC (Katie Covell) for a printed copy of the survey. The survey must be completed by Monday 18 May. Respondents who want to provide further input into the Registration of Interest are invited to a forum on Monday 25 May, 5.30 pm-7.00 pm, at the Wisheart Room, Marlborough Civic Centre.

Enduring Powers of Attorney for a designated time, if you are out of the country for example. It is vital to appoint someone you trust absolutely to take this responsibility and it is sensible to talk the issue through with your lawyer first. There may be some legal costs involved in setting up an enduring power of attorney. However, family solicitors may do this as part of drawing up a will and the Community Law Centre can give you basic legal

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advice on this matter at no charge. Community Law is hosting a talk on this subject at the Blenheim Library; Wednesday 27 May, 12.10 pm to 12.50 pm. Further free information available from: • Community Law Marlborough, Ph: 03 577 9919 • Age Concern Marlborough, Ph: 03 579 3457 • Public Trust Office, Ph: 0800 371 471, 8.00 am-5.00 pm.

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The Sun Reply to: Clean up Netball courts Completely agree with Netball Courts. Where on earth does the council think we will all park? MDC are so out of touch with what the general public want it’s ludicrous! Go down Lansdowne on a’s a nightmare! Now add the netball tournament? Why don’t u put the extra 1million it will cost towards fixing Seddon & Renwicks water! & fix the current courts! Shocking! Nadia.

Dominos you need to clean your fleet of cars as well they are filthy. Not a good look at all.

Reply to: Important job The woman driver of the passenger bus going down Holdaway St, Sat 2nd May at 10.51am. Do you know it’s illegal to text and drive? What makes it worse you are trusted with those passengers. Put your phone away and be responsible .

Reply to: The cost of petrol Grow up Toyota Corolla that almost took out others by overtaking on blind corner Para Swamp Friday 8th, a V10 M5 it certainly isn’t. Sorry to deflate your ego but driving like that will likely kill innocent others. I say grow up and drive like an adult, not the idiot you are.

Cyclists on footpaths I have noticed an increase in cyclists riding on footpaths. Most are wearing helmets but seem to have little regard for pedestrian safety. Has the road code for cyclists changed?

Smart meters are not compulsory You can refuse installation. The only benefit is to the supplier. Just another way of collecting information on you.

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Very funny, I just back from Aussie. Their petrol price is the same everywhere, but here in NZ every where is different. Auckland 198.9 to 2.049. When I arrived in Wellington 2.029 to 2.059, and next day arrived in Blenheim here is same thing too. The government should take action about the different cost.

Disappointing We have also been on the curt end of the top town manager. Just no need for it. It is disappointing when a movie is booked out but no need to be treated like naughty children! Movie fan.

Traffic management? Appalling traffic management at St Clair Marathon. Frustrated drivers doing u turns and speeding away after very long delays. Needs improvement.


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I will miss the sound of the Iroquois when its gone from our skies.. It was a thrill to see it too when I’m out in the vines, flying on its approach to Woodbourne. I can remember the drone of the Bristol freightor as it seemed to lumber across the sky to Wellington, loaded with cargo. Two sounds never to be forgotten, the Iroquois and the Bristol..two service aircraft that have earned deep respect.

Why are ratepayers paying? Why are rate payers paying 37 000 in 2 yrs for grape spills on roads? Should be grape growers and truckies.

Moving car To the person who rang up Marlborough roads about my car parked down by 24hour dairy. Yes it has no rego.wof. because it broke down. As for the $400 ticket that was issued it has been wiped, as I’ve been in hospital with a badly broken leg. Hence why I couldn’t move car. As for the person who issued ticket, simple phone call would have solved the problem, but no, gotta hand out those tickets, get that money in.

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‘Amazing Eco Race’ to return By Jacob Page The Amazing Eco Race, held for the first time last year, is set to take place again on November 15 2015. The conservation rogaine event attracted over 100 people last year and organisers predict it will be as twice as popular this year. “While it was originally going to be a one-off event, participant’s feedback was hugely positive with requests for it to be an annual event” said Department of Conservation (DOC) ranger Wendy Sullivan. The Amazing Eco Race is a crosscountry navigational and strategy race on foot, similar to an orien-

teering-style rogaine. Participants collect points by finding stations and undertaking fun conservation activities. It is designed for all ages and abilities and is a fun family event. This year, the event is being held on Kaituna Ridge Farm near Havelock, thanks to landowners Paul and Muff Newton. The event is organised by DOC, Marlborough District Council, Sports Tasman and Marlborough Orienteering Club as part of Conservation Week celebrations. Right: Participants compete in the 2014 Ámazing Eco Race’in Marlborough.

Professional athlete and nine-time Coast to Coast race winner, Steve Gurney, speaks to students at the National Young Leaders Day at the Air Force Museum, Christchurch

Blenheim pupils exposed to top NZ leaders More than 60 primary and intermediate students from Marlborough gathered at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch on Tuesday 12 May to be inspired by top leaders. The students from Bohally Intermediate School, Witherlea School, Rai Valley Area School and Seddon School were attending the annual National Young Leaders Day, which attracted a sold-out crowd of over 1,300 students and teachers from 104 schools. Speakers, which included ninetime Coast to Coast race winner Steve Gurney, World Vision youth partner manager Chris Jupp, singer-songwriter Jamie McDell, and teacher turned motivational speaker William Pike, who lost his right leg as a result of a volcanic eruption on Mt Ruapehu in 2007, shared stories and insights from their own leadership journeys. Also speaking to the students was entrepreneur, international speaker and number one bestselling author, Dr Sam Hazledine, who is regarded as one of the brightest young business minds in New Zealand. Hazledine has been the recipient of a Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young and a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. Dr Hazledine encouraged the students to get find their passion

and get excited. “Start asking the question ‘what would excite me?’ – get out of your comfort zone, challenge and excite yourself. When you’re excited about what you want to do, and you know why you want to do it, you can achieve anything,” Hazledine said. “If you stand still and do nothing, you will never see the opportunities that open up.” NYLD spokesperson Jayson Kingsbeer says the event theme “Your Amazing Journey” encourages students to set goals and make a plan for their leadership journey ahead. He says choosing the right speakers to talk to the students’ plays a crucial part in the success of the event. “Speakers are chosen from diverse backgrounds, it’s not about being famous, it’s about being a great leader and having an inspiring story to share. We encourage them to share the lessons they’ve learned on their own leadership journey, not just the good lessons, but also the lessons they’ve learned from failures and difficult choices.” The annual events are run by non-profit organisation The Parenting Place. Over 110,000 New Zealand students have attended a National Young Leaders Day in the 15 years the event has been running



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Working together in Name: Colin and Jenny Francis Occupation: Owner/operators Accessman Blenheim

Phone: 03 578 5600 or 021 361 544 For nearly eight years, Colin and Jenny Francis have worked side by side to deliver a leading specialist hire service throughout Marlborough - Accessman. Since taking over the franchise in 2008 Accessman has reached great heights, diversifying its fleet and responding to the needs of the region. Now with 44 hire lift machines, including

Name: Pete and Monique McKechie Occupation: Owner/Operators Motor-Kanix Phone: 579 9494 Blenheim couple Pete and Monique McKechie once had a dream of owning their own mechanic workshop. Little did they know then that their dream would go on to become a busy and successful business. Motor-Kanix was first established in 2005, and after a period of growth it relocated to its current premises on Grove Road. “Our larger building has enabled us to service a lot more of the larger vehicles, and with

the recent addition of a 21m Knuckle Boom, Colin and Jenny continue to grow the business from their new purpose built premises on Sutherland Terrace. “When Accessman first came to Marlborough there were no Knuckle Booms in our fleet or in the region, now we have four. This, and moving to our new premises have been exciting developments,” Colin says. Asked what has been key to their successful partnership, they both agree it comes down to having a solid foundation. “We have been in business together

staff that are trained in all aspects of what we offer, our service is efficient and reliable,” Pete says. Today, Pete and Monique have expanded their services to include everything from full mechanical repairs and light engineering to wheel alignments. Because of this growth they have taken on fully qualified mechanic Allan Owens and more recently apprentice Travis Webster. “We have a great team that works hard to support the business and the customers we have gained along the way have become our friends and

for 27 years and have complimenting strengths, but ultimately we are equally as passionate and determined to provide the best service we can,” they say. Accessman’s fleet includes Scissor Lifts both electric and diesel, Knuckle Booms, and Cherrypickers with an excellent delivery service for both small and large machines.

family,” Monique says. “We couldn’t be happier with how far the business has come.” One area of the business that has grown is the wheel alignment for large trucks and trailers, as well as the Warrant of Fitness testing and mechanical services. “Anything from the smallest car to the biggest truck, we can service and align them all.”


0275792 Name: Mike and Lianne Budny Occupation: Owner/operators A1 Drycleaning and Laundry Phone: 579 2550 Mike and Lianne Budny have owned A1 Drycleaning and Laundry for seven years, taking special care of their customers dry cleaning and laundry needs. Established in 2008, the business began with an empty building. Today it’s a busy family operated business with Mike and Lianne both heavily involved. They say their working relationship is ‘enjoyable’, with both bringing unique skills

Name: Brian and Di Benseman Occupation: Owner/Operators BB Signs Phone: 578 3666 For Brian and Di Benseman working closely together and sharing the same passion for their business BB Signs has proved to be a winning formula. Backed by a ‘family’ of staff, Brian and Di have been operating their Blenheim business since 2003 after buying out previous business partner of approximately 14 years, Barry Bridges. It was under Barry that Brian began his apprenticeship training 35 years ago, and now

to the business. “We have worked alongside one another for a long time and quite enjoy it. There’s no secret to our success we just get on with it,” Mike grins. An engineer by trade, Mike carries out the deliveries, laundry and maintenance while Lianne takes care of the drycleaning, laundry and pressing. They can clean the toughest and most delicate garments such as silk, wool, wedding gowns and furnishing items. Their commercial laundry service is a huge part of the business, as is their drying service for customers who

today Brian continues to work hard at upholding the same values and customer focused service that makes BB Signs the success it is. Supported by Di in the administration role, Brian and his team of designers and signage specialists provide a comprehensive range of services, from manufacturing signs and vehicle signage, to liaising with customers for all their graphic design needs. At BB Signs customers can expect to receive the best signage results that meet their business objectives. With free quotations and expert guidance through the different materials

for FREE pi want to drop off their wet laundry in the morning and collect it later in the & day.deliver “This has been a growing part of (Mobile Eftpos ava our business, so much so that we are installing another five dryers to keep up with demand,” Mike says. Careful handwashing, repairs and a1 dr alterations can &l also be carried out, making A1 P Drycleaning 57 and Laundry a one-stop-shop 15 for all laundry requirements. A1drycl

and price options, it has never been so easy to achieve your signage requirements. “For an industry that began with a brush and paint tin, the options are endless. If you can dream it, we can make it.” “Everything we create we do with the best quality materials so we know that our customers are receiving a service that is done properly, is value for money, and something we are really proud of too,” Brian says.

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Working together in Name: David and Cristina Hansen Occupation: Owners/ Operators Versatile Homes & Building Phone: 03 577 7212 Versatile Homes & Buildings has long been a trusted name in Marlborough, and with owners David and Cristina Hansen at the helm the business is going from strength to strength. The couple has worked closely over the years with Cristina taking care of the administration and David specialising in building and project managing. When the decision came to purchase the

Name: John and Marion Gargiulo Occupation: Owner/Operators Night ’n Day Phone: 577 2299 Owning and operating their business Night ’n Day has been a labour of love for husband and wife team John and Marion Gargiulo. Together they have worked in the food industry for 20 years, but since taking over the Night ’n Day store on Main Street seven years ago they have enjoyed the challenge of growing the business. Today, Night ’n Day has an even bigger

Name: Dave and Brendan Gill Occupation: Owner/Operators Elite Tyre and Alignment Phone: 578 5859 When it comes to tyres, Dave and Brendan Gill know the industry inside and out - literally! The father and son team have been working alongside one another for nearly 10 years, including the past five with the family business Elite Tyre and Alignment on Grove Road. While they both share many of the same skills, they also have experience in different areas of the tyre industry.

Name: Carol and Phil Taylor Occupation: Marriage celebrants Phone: 03 572 5323 Many of The Sun readers will know Carol is a Celebrant so how did Phil become one too? Well oddly enough none of this was planned! We have always wanted to work together and this just eventuated over a period of time. Phil started to attend wedding ceremonies with Carol as her “sound man”, then found himself sitting in the interviews with Carol’s couples and attending the wedding rehears-

Marlborough franchise for Versatile Homes & Buildings two years ago, they saw an opportunity to take on a well known brand and combine their skills. “It works well, we compliment one another. Cristina has great attention to detail and keeps the business running smoothly so I can be onsite liasing with clients and taking care of the building process,” David says. Cristina adds; “I think people enjoy the fact that they are dealing directly with us.” In addition to what Versatile Homes & Buildings already offers, Cristina

and David are now also specialising in chemical sheds. Available in a range of sizes, these ‘Chem Sheds’ are ideal for any situation where chemicals need to be stored and are compliant with New Zealand regulations. To view the range or to discuss your building requirements, call in and see Cristina and David at 11 Boyce Street, Blenheim.

range of products, from hot food and fresh baking through to groceries and hardware. “We could sell you a ball of string right through to coffee. We got it when you want it,” John says. From 6am Marion and John’s team are in the kitchen and front, preparing the day’s fresh foods for the cabinets and bain marie. “Ninety percent of what we have in our food cabinets is baked and prepared here. It’s all about convenience - always having food available for our customers, particularly those in a hurry,” she says.

For John, his role includes everything from paperwork to stock ordering. One thing he is excited about is the up and coming arrival of a brand new barrista coffee machine. “Guaranteed great coffee all day, you can’t beat that,” he says.

Dave worked in Sydney manufacturing tyres knowing how they work inside and out, while Brendan worked on the corporate side, understanding how business and the industry work. “Experience and knowledge is something we have a lot of when it comes to working with all types of vehicles, whether it’s a late model, vintage or classic car, motorcycle, SUV or campervans,” Dave says. Combined, Dave and Brendan’s skills have provided the foundation for Elite Tyre and Alignment’s success. The business specialises in a full

range of wheels, tyres, vehicle alignments and batteries and with team member Daniel Gosling Elite Tyre and Alignment has over 70-years combined experience. With winter just around the corner have your vehicle serviced and tyres checked.

als to ensure it all went well on the day. Completely out of the blue Melissa Cowdrey asked if he could officiate at her wedding, and while he couldn’t at the time, Carol suggested that he apply to be a celebrant. So with support from the community, and after an interview with the Registrar at Blenheim Courthouse Phil was granted his licence last year. “Carol and I love working together. Am I in competition with Carol? No, not at all, but now couples have a choice, male or female celebrant plus back up if one of us was to lose our

voice. “I had no idea that marrying a couple would be so exciting and rewarding” says Phil. So with weddings under his belt and a booking for a funeral they both look forward to another season working together.

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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 15 Ed Bryne - Roaring Forties Following on from the successes of his last shows Crowd Pleaser and Different Class, brilliant Irish stand-up comedian, Ed Byrne, is back at the NZ International Comedy Festival. Floor Pride Civic Theatre, Corner of Queen and Arthur Street, 8pm.

Collection Public art collections tell layers of stories and form an important part of a community’s identity also contains significant contemporary and historical New Zealand art. The Millennium Public Art Gallery, opposite Seymour Square, Mon- Fri 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sat/Sun 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Glow worms Bring along a torch, warm clothes and rain coat. Gumboots are a good option as we stand near or in a stream to get up close to the glow worms. Sign will be out about half way down the access road. Email your intention to come nz, 6pm.

Wither Hills Farm Park Loop 1 - Wither Hills Farm Park - Redwood Street entrance carpark. Loop 2 – Wither Hills Farm Park - Quail Stream entrance carpark. Both routes head down an open ridge from Mount Vernon with a continuous view of Blenheim, out over the Wairau Lagoons and on a clear day across to Wellington’s south coast.

The Feelers New Zealand’s hardest working band are hitting the road and heading south to add some heat to the beginning of the great South’s winter. Paddy Barrys Irish Pub, 51 Scott St, Blenheim, 8pm.

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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. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock. 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. For more information call Karen on 573 6868 or check out our Facebook or Trip advisor pages. Picton Museum 10am - 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283. 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 Johanna Zellmer - Forged A fascinating exhibition of two interconnected bodies of contemporary jewellery work. The Millennium Public Art Gallery, opposite Seymour Square, Mon- Fri 10:30am - 4:30pm, Sat/Sun 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards Premier exhibition attracting artists from throughout New Zealand, Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High Street, Blenheim, Open daily 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Marlborough Artisan Winter Market Buy Local - Something for everyone, free parking in Wynen Street. 10am - 1pm, 67 Market Street, Blenheim. Marlborough Kennel Association Championship Shows Come along and see the dogs, everything from tiny Chihuahuas to gigantic Great Danes. Several rare breeds on display including Bracco Italiano, Italian Corso Dog & Tibetan Mastiff. Clubgrounds, Aerodrome Road Omaka, 9am, gold coin donation please. Indoor Bowls Simcox Stadium, Marlborough v Nelson, Golden Bay/Motueka. 10 am start. Quiz Night & Auction All funds raised will go towards the MDC Sister City Exchange Group’s trip to Tendo and Otari, Japan in July 2015. $100 for a table of 8 Whitney Street School, 17 Eltham Rd, Blenheim. Robyn 022 1276 519. 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. Redwood Market 8am - 12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

If you have an event email Tash at The Sun FLOORPRIDE CIVIC THEATRE

ED BYRNE ROARING FORTIES Friday 15th May 2015 @ 8.00pm (R14 - Recommended age 16+)

Adult $47.00 Conc (65+) $41.50 Student (with ID) $41.50 Group (6+) $41.50


Wither Hills MTB Park The 40 hectare Mountain Bike Park offers a variety of rides and the Mt Vernon Traverse is a challenging ride over the ridgelines. There are 3 grades of tracks: Easy, Intermediate and Advanced. Access is via a car park of Taylor Pass Road or via the popular Stockyard Track.

Sunday 17 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. Marlborough Kennel Association Championship Shows Come along and see the dogs, everything from tiny Chihuahuas to gigantic Great Danes. Several rare breeds on display including Bracco Italiano,. Italian Corso Dog & Tibetan Mastiff. Clubgrounds, Aerodrome Road Omaka, 9am, gold coin donation please. Picton Heritage & Whaling Museum International Museum Day our museum will celebrate this day with an Open Day, Free Entry, 10am - 4pm, 9 London Quay, Picton MGC Premiere Choir Presents ‘Ovation’ at the Church of the Nativity, 2pm, tickets $10 from Ken Ham Music Works. Indoor Bowls Simcox Stadium, second round Triangular Rep Tourney, 9am start. The Amazing Race for A Cure Test your knowledge of Blenheim and challenge friends or family in The amazing race solve the clues to find your next destination then overcome our challenges to receive your next clue! $25 per Vehicle, register now, Oliver Park, 10am - 4pm. Blenheim Gymnastics Club Tumble Track Fun Day Fundraiser for Senior Gymnasts competing at the International Competition in Singapore in November 2015. For more information phone Erica on 021 129 1983. Blenheim Gymnastics Club, 2 Opawa Street, 9am – 12pm. Marlborough Duathlon Series This is the fitness series for everyone. 2.3km run, 15km cycle, 2.3km run. Wither Hills Farm Park, Forest Park Drive, Blenheim. 10am - 12pm ‘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

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Farmers Market Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local. Showcasing 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. 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 Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1 - 4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm Ph 578 8809. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission.

Up & Coming 21 May The Blanks Project Exhibition Launch, Wine-barrel Longboards, Discarded Skateboards & Cotton become the Canvas at Allpress Gallery, Scotch Wine Bar, 6pm - 10pm.

Picton Cinemas A Royal Night Out (M) new

Daily 10.00am, 11.45am, 1.45pm, 5.45pm

Mad Max: Fury Road (R16) new

Daily 11.45am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm

Avengers: Age of Ultron (M)

Daily 3.30pm

Daily 9.45am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm COMING SOON Boy Choir • Paper Planes • Jurassic World $10 Tuesdays at EcoWorld, Picton Foreshore P: 573 6030 |

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Thursday 21st May @ 8.00pm Adult $47.00 Conc (65+) $41.50 Group (6+) $41.50pp R14 recommended R16

Friday 21st August 2015 @ 7.30pm Admit One $71.00


Sunday 20th September 2015 @ 5.00pm Adult $52.00 Conc (65+) $47.00 Child (up to & including college age) $17.00 Group (8+) $44.40

NZSO – CLASSICAL HITS Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ 7.00pm T OLD OU Admit OneS$71.90

SOUTH PACIFIC Thursday 8th October 2015 @ 8.00pm EarlyBird Admit One $81.90 (1st 100 tickets) Admit One $87.00

SWAN LAKE Sunday 22nd November 2015 @ 8.00pm Adult $85.00 Conc (65+) $75.00 Child (0-17yrs) $55.00 Group (10+) $75.00

Monday 18th May 2015 @ 7.00pm Adult $44.00 Child (u13)$31.00

nd Amazing shows all year rou

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

MOSCOW BALLET LA CLASSIQUE SLEEPING BEAUTY Wednesday 20th May 2015 @ 7.30pm Adult $92.00 Conc (65+) $82.00 Child (u16) $72.00 Group (6+) $82.00pp

2ND SHOW FOSTER AND ALLEN Wednesday 3rd June 2015 @ 5.00pm Admit One 71.90 • (03) 520 8560

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Friday May 15, 2015

5 minutes with: Jenny Andrews Bereavement Aftercare, Geoffrey T Sowmans Funeral Directors


My last meal on Earth would be... Whitebait and new potatoes with lemon juice. One of my best holidays was... Darwin Australia..the sunsets are to die for! The Crocodiles not so good! My guilty TV pleasure is...

Coronation Street…very dull!


I’m inspired by... The number of volunteers we have in Marlborough and the dedication they have. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? Photos and memories of family (especially my grandchildren) and friends. Who would you love to have a meal with? Vai and Peter Yealands. (I really admire that couple.) People with vision and humble with it.


What would you spend your last $100 on? The 2017 Omaka Airshow.

What’s next on your wish list? To spend more time in the caravan. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I have kept a daily diary for over 40 years.(Great for the memories)

Portraits that demand attention Story by Celeste Lodewyk Fulltime painter Emma Panting of Motupiko, 55km west of Nelson, will be bringing her portrait painting style to Blenheim when she hosts a weekend workshop in September. The workshop is titled ‘Emma Panting’s Portrait Painting from Life’ and will be held on September 5-6 at the Marlborough Art Society High Street Studio. Asked what gives her inspiration she says; “People watching is something that everyone loves to do after all and having the licence to stare is even more enchanting. “I love portraits that demand

The workshop is for intermediate to experienced artists who can work closely with Emma and her painting processes for portraituure using live models. “I hope for students to be able to conjure something of the essence of the person under scrutiny, who will be posed for a particular narrative that should inspire.” I love portraits that demand the attention of the onlooker and capture the imagination. People watching is something that everyone loves to do after all and having the licence to stare is even more enchanting! Emma works mostly in acryl-

Artist Emma Panting. Photo provided.

the attention of the onlooker and capture the imagination,” she says.

ics, enjoying the intense periods of working that this medium allows. Working from live models, Emma will share her style and ideas for painting portraits using acrylics. For more information or to register for Emma Panting’s workshop, contact Helen Ballinger at or phone 02102678711. Right: Portraits of Marlborough woman Peg Moorhouse, part of an unseen solo exhibition about her life story, destined for Pataka, Wellington late August. Photo provided.

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Bride of the Year

Mark Stevenson Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Saturday 18th July 2015

Brides enter now! Another opportunity to wear your dress


Be in to WIN fabulous prizes Open to all brides living or married in Marlborough between July 12th 2014 and July 6th 2015. Entries close July 6th.

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To enter email: or phone (03) 578 8387

Entry forms also available at the Sun office Charities to benefit; Land SAR Marl (Search & Rescue), NM Rescue Helicopter and others. Proudly sponsored by:

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Blenheim Marlborough

Stadium 2000 Kinross Street, Blenheim

10.00am - 2.30pm

$2 entry fee Children (under 14) free


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Friday May 15, 2015

Choir refresh and rebrand

Marlborough Tree and Hedge Trimming

Large scale hedge & tree trimming services for vineyards, farms, roadsides, driveways & large gardens Don Mitchell | 021 318 622 Brian Wells | 021 288 5752


By Jacob Page The Marlborough Girls’ College Premiere Choir have a new name and a desire to make an impression on the national stage. Formerly ‘Bella Voce’, the group is now called ‘Ovation’ and they will be performing in a concert at the Church of the Nativity in Blenheim on Sunday. Choir director Robin Randall says the group of singers are excited about the fresh look. The choir boasts the best voices from Year 10 to Year 13 pupils. The school is about to kick off its campaign for The Big Sing, New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir Festival which sees 250 schools from 11 regions competing to make the National Finale at The Michael Fowler Centre, in Wellington, in August. Previous incarnations of the choir have performed internationally and have received a silver award at the national competition. Ex Ovation member, Caitlin Morris, will

The MGC premiere choir will perform at the Church of the Nativity on Sunday.

be coming back from Wellington where she is doing a Music degree in Cello as a guest performer.

The show starts at 2pm and tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Ken Ham Music Works.

Renwick Kindergarton wins national competition


ANSWERS MAY 15 ISSUE 32 words - HACKER, ace, ache, acre, arc, arch, are, ark, cake, car, care, cha, char, crake, creak, each, ear, era, hacek, hack, hake, hare, hark, hear, heck, her, kea, race, rack, rake, reach, rhea. Across: 1 Solving, 4 Slanderous, 9 Cavalry, 13 Itch, 14 Depart, 15 Summit, 16 Content, 19 Linguistic, 20 Ravenous, 21 Equal, 24 Credit, 25 Traced, 27 Warmonger, 32 Mistaken, 33 Stuffy, 34 Tension, 38 Gauntlet, 39 Ground, 40 Beam, 41 Quill, 42 Steed, 45 Fall on deaf ears, 52 Lamps, 55 Brain, 56 Smog, 57 Rested, 58 Trifling, 61 Twisted, 62 Scroll, 63 Collapse, 66 Endurable, 68 Ruling, 69 Averts, 73 Knave, 74 Withheld, 76 Mechanical, 81 Diploma, 82 Cinema, 83 Sailor, 84 Want, 85 Staying, 86 Licentious, 87 Diverse. Down: 1 Still, 2 Licensee, 3 Grease, 4 Swami, 5 Asti, 6 Desired, 7 Remove, 8 Union, 10 Ahoy, 11 Antique, 12 Runway, 17 Humiliated, 18 Dummy, 22 Scenario, 23 Onset, 24 Changes, 26 Rake, 28 Affable, 29 Itself, 30 Tundra, 31 Dollop, 33 Sound, 35 Sauna, 36 Tune, 37 Fair, 43 Thrown, 44 Evils, 46 Army, 47 Logical, 48 Narrow, 49 Easel, 50 Fiercely, 51 Stream, 52 Lifesaving, 53 Main, 54 Signals, 59 Debut, 60 Flan, 64 Basic, 65 Armchair, 67 Novelty, 68 Radiant, 70 Enlist, 71 Delete, 72 Shroud, 75 Haiti, 77 Exits, 78 Lithe, 79 Omen, 80 Oslo.

Renwick Kindergarten will be painting their kindy beautiful after winning Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s (KNZB) annual Wall Worthy competition. In its 5th year, the Wall Worthy competition celebrates our communities, local legends and unheard stories in a way that will visually improve the environment. KNZB asked schools to submit what makes their town or school unique and illustrate how they would tell their story through a painted mural. Titled “We are Renwick Kindergarten” the kids of Renwick Kindergarten had a clear vision on how they could beautify their kindy and visually demonstrated to judges their idea was “Wall Worthy”. In their entry they Renwick Kindergarten said; “This mural will represent the history of Renwick, our pepeha

and activities the children are involved in.” The sketch they have put together was a collaboration of teachers, whanau and children’s ideas and will include Mt Riley te Maunga and that stands over and guards, Wairau te Awa that replenishes energy, the koru representing the learning journeys of our children, Ra who has a large influence on determining our landscape, vineyards and farms, native trees, flora and fauna that are significant and meaningful to Renwick Kindergarten. Their prize includes Resene Paint Vouchers, drop cloths, stickers and treats to get their mural started. On completion of the mural, they will also receive a Panasonic TV and a Digital Camera.

U-20 football ticket deal Sport Tasman has announced a two for one ticket deal on anyone travelling from the Tasman region to the Under-20 Fifa World Cup games in Wellington on May 30 or June 1 in Christchurch. Wellington will host a double-header of matches with Argentina playing Panama and Ghana playing

Austria. Christchurch will also host two matches backto-back with Germany playing Fiji then Hondurus challenging Uzbekistan. People can email Sport Tasman by May 21 for more information.

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Bride of the Year Saturday 18th July 2015

Brides enter now! Another opportunity to wear your dress

Be in to WIN fabulous prizes Open to all brides living or married in Marlborough between July 12th 2014 and July 6th 2015. Entries close July 6th.

To enter email: or phone (03) 578 8387

Entry forms also available at the Sun office Charities to benefit; Land SAR Marl (Search & Rescue), NM Rescue Helicopter and others. Proudly sponsored by:

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New healthcare hub Work continues on the new Picton healthcare hub on the corner of Broadway and High Streets. The 114 High Street site was formerly the White

House homestay building, but the structure was removed late last year to make way for the new hub.

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Classifieds advertising PH 03 577 7868

Friday May 15, 2015

for sale

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to let

church notices

work wanted

DRY Old man pine. 3.6m3 $200.00 delivered. Phone 021 190 0254.

PROFESSIONAL Lady moving to Blenheim requires a 3 /4 bedroom home, close to CBD, with a fire please phone 027721-1555.

F U L LY Fu r n i s h e d studio, rent includes wifi, country outlook, suit seasonal worker or couple, Spring Creek area. 027-721-3224.

ST LUKES’S Anglican Church, Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 9.30am, Rev Derek. Ph 578 5050.

PAINTER 35yrs experience. No GST. Ph Gavin 0210 865 6568.

LOUNGE Suite, Burgundy leather ring 579 4827 for details.

church notices PINE firewood ready for this winter. Delivered within the Blenheim area for $160 for 3m³ please phone 027-3311660.



SHEEP MANURE $15 per bag (20kg+) and Pine cones $7 with free delivery in Blenheim Ph 03-572-2701.

SAT & SUN 8.30 - 4pm, Front Flat, Hutcheson Street.

property for sale

Private Sale 3 Bedroom House in Blenheim

Warm, permanent material house, with log burner and electric heating. Fully fenced section. Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge with sunny aspect. Would make a comfortable, easy-care retirement property. Trademe ref 8568 63378

Phone Bronwyn 03 572 7188 or 027 712 0827 for an appointment to view.

public notice




Opening Monday 18th May

Come and try a wide selection of takeaway delicacies, French patisseries and Raupo’s favourites. Gluten free/dairy free options available Open 7 days /week


GREAT FOR KINDLING Kiln dried, sold by 1m3, pick up or can deliver. Clean, easy lighting We can also offer, by the sack full: dry Manuka, dry pine cones, Kindling, charcoal (hardwood) weber -

BBQ, logs or briquettes.

Ph: 579 3488

Or email: These don’t last long... get in now

76 Alfred Street, Blenheim. All welcome to our services Thursday - 10am Eucharist Service, Sunday - 8am Traditional Eucharist Service 10am - Family Service 7pm - Night church.

Process Supervisor wanted · Good leadership & interpersonal skills · HACCP experience and training · CCP Monitoring experience and training · Seafood cleaning and chemical experience and training · Multi-weigh head assembly and usage experience · Vacuum sealing assembly and usage experience · Ink jet assembly and usage experience

Sales Team Leader This is a full time role. Hours to be discussed.


The Blenheim store is looking for a special manager who loves leading a team of people to create a great experience for our customers every day!

Love to work flexible days and hours close to home? Do you enjoy walking and meeting people?

As a Sales Team Leader you will be responsible for the effective operation of our store, assisting the store manager through business development, effective stock management and merchandising.

Homecare Direct Shopping currently has opportunities for fit reliable mature walkers to distribute our quality catalogues, and service our customers.

Please apply via our website Closing date 22nd May or ph/txt NOW 021 159 3825 or 0800 500 005

Shop Manager (Permanent Position) We are looking for an experienced and personable manager to support our growth of business. The responsibilities will include: • General sales duties • Customer dealings of diversity products and services • Help with implementation of all promotions in store. The ideal candidate will need the following qualities and experiences: • Excellent communication skills • Enthusiasm for customer service • Goal-orientated and self- oriented • Eye for details and accuracy • Experienced on management of work schedule • Good sense of shop products and display • Ability to work as part of a team • Good attitude, flexible and with an open mind • Multi languages would be a plus as liaising with vendors and branches managers Please send all applications to: Applications close on the 4pm, 17th May 2015

Ph/txt Christine 021 703 020 / 579 5267 Same day service Blenheim


Any cars, vans, trucks, 4x4's. In any condition.

CAsh paid FREE pick up

Marlborough Vehicle Removals Ph Brent 027 766 7105

to join our awesome team. European cuisine. Experience required, min 3 years. Email Stephane

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A vacancy exists for a Supervisor to cover maternity leave for our Picton After School and Holiday Programme which caters for children from 5-13 years. Working hours of 2.45pm – 5.15pm Monday to Friday (term time), School Holidays 8.00pm5.15pm Monday to Friday. It is essential that you are warm, caring, bubbly and demonstrate a real passion for working with children. For more details contract: Jodi O’Donnell PH: 573 7289 Email

A drive for excellence, strong people skills, good time management and an ability to plan are crucial. You must have a relentless passion for achieving consistency whilst having fun with your team looking for continual improvements in efficient ways of working. Please apply via our website. Closing date 22nd May

Qualified Registered Teacher

This is a unique opportunity for someone to join our professional, motivated team. St. Mary’s Preschool is a Christian, community based, sessional centre, which has close associations with the St. Mary’s Parish community. The position is for a qualified, registered teacher and is for 32 hours per week during school terms. The position is to commence at the beginning of Term 3, 2015. St Mary’s Preschool is part of NZEI Consenting Parties offering competitive wage scales and conditions. We have annualised salaries plus overtime rates. If you are an energetic, motivated teacher who would enjoy being a team member in a Christian working environment, which is innovative and challenging, we invite you to contact St. Mary’s Preschool Office to obtain an application pack. Ph 03 57 80678 office hours or after hours Phone Hazel 03 57 05575 Applications close 22 May, 2015. In Christ’s light we grow and learn together through exploration, love, care and respect.

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VINEYARD MACHINERY OPERATOR Wairau River is a family owned wine company with 300 hectares of estate vineyards mainly in the Rapaura area. Due to expansion we have an opportunity for a person who is passionate, committed, motivated, hardworking and a team player. You will have prior experience in all aspects of viticulture including day to day operations but more importantly machinery operation and calibration. The position requires a flexible attitude to working hours as operations on the vineyard are subject to variable weather conditions, vineyard growth patterns and harvest requirements. Appropriate qualifications would be advantageous but not essential. Applications close 25th May 2015. Please send cv’s by email or post to

Hamish Rose Wairau River Wines, Rapaura Road RD3, Blenheim

Biosecurity Officer (PERMANENT FULL TIME) Marlborough District Council is looking for a team player to help implement Council’s Biosecurity programmes. You will be predominantly field-based undertaking compliance inspections and service delivery works in relation to the Regional Pest Management Strategy and Operational Plan.

As Marlborough District Council is a Unitary Authority it deals with both regional and district matters. It is therefore in a unique position to offer you: • Valuable experience in a range of pest management activities. • An opportunity to help prevent and reduce impacts to Marlborough’s rural sector and unique environment. • The enjoyment that comes from working with a range of landholders and the community to achieve positive outcomes. • Plenty of scope to help develop innovative solutions to pest issues and future planning. As part of a small and supportive Biosecurity team, you will be committed to providing a high quality service to council and the community. You will be able to work fluently within the rural community and be able to maintain a steady flow of quality information to landholders and the public. Applications for this unique opportunity close at 5.00 pm on 26 May 2015. Applications should be made online via our website, /www.marlborough., where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to apply. For further information you are welcome to contact


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The hardy cockroach

A cockroach can live almost a month without food and about two weeks without water. Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life. Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes and live for up to one week without their head. Cockroaches can run up to three miles an hour.

The Marlborough RSA (MRSA) will be carrying out the annual olive harvest at the Burleigh Memorial Olive Grove (opposite Carters at the Burleigh Bridge on New Renwick Road) over Queens Birthday weekend and we are now calling for volunteers to register their interest with Reception at the Clubs of Marlborough 5781059 or 5785230 or This year’s crop is “par excellence” and will eventually be bottled and sold to provide funds for the MRSA Welfare Fund which provides for the needs of Returned, widows, widowers and Ex Servicepersons and their families requiring assistance. Each day starts at 9:00 AM and our first day of harvest is Friday 29 May. Morning and afternoon teas are provided. The Three Services website is at J. L. Forrest President MRSA People Helping People

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The Cricket World Cup hangover disappeared pretty quickly, but barely two months on, the Black Caps are preparing to take the field in England as favourites. It marks more unchartered territory for the team - Our cricketers have won only four of the 52 tests they have played on English soil. With all this happening the focus continues to sit on the English team, and the decision not to bring Kevin Pietersen back into the fold. Pietersen is infinitely talented - he has scored more runs for England across all formats than anyone else. However, he has not played for the Three Lions since early 2014 due to a range of off-field incidents. He’s had

Football Marlborough Football is looking for a 12th grade girls’ representative coach in preparation for the upcoming rep season. For more information, contact Marlborough Football. Trials for all other rep teams up to the 17th grade are being held in the next month.

League The Wairau Taniwha were beaten 5616 by Victory Phoenix last weekend. They have a bye this weekend.

Moli named captain

rifts with coaches, temporarily retired, sent derisory texts about his team-mates to South African players while the two teams were contesting a series and released an inflammatory biography lifting the lid on problems in the England camp. Recently Pietersen was offered a way back by England Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves, who said if he scored enough runs in domestic cricket he could be recalled. Earlier this week Pietersen hit 355 not out for his county Surrey. Now Andrew Strauss, England’s new director of cricket and Pietersen’s former captain, says his services will not be required,

citing a lack of trust. As unfair as it sounds, some players should be given extra leeway because they are so talented. To put it in a Kiwi context, someone like Zac Guldford was dropped from the All Blacks duties due to off-field issues, but while a good player, he was easily replaced. If an indispensable player like McCaw or Carter had the same problems, the decision would have been more difficult. Strauss is no longer Pietersen’s team-mate – surely it’s the coach’s job to state if they don’t want Pietersen in the team because the default should be to assume that employees with clashing personalities can work together.


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Fitness challenge and Pink Ribbon breakfast at Curves

Former Marlborough Boys’ College head boy Atu Moli has been named captain of the New Zealand under-20 squad for next month’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy. Moli, a prop now contracted to Waikato, will be held from June 2-20. New Zealand will be looking to win the trophy back from England, who won the tournament here last year.

It is all go at Curves Blenheim, with the gym hosting a fitness challenge and a red-ribbon breakfast in the coming weeks. Curves are holding a 12-week body challenge to help women lose weight, get fit and feel great over the winter months. The challenge includes fitness, personalized meal plans, coaching and support with prizes also to be won. Curves’s fitness schedule includes a 30-minute full body strength and cardio workout,

Rugby Harlequins and Waimea Old Boys kick off a double-header at Lansdowne Park in Tasman Trophy rugby this weekend. Their match kicks off at 1:15 pm, and will be followed by Central playing Wanderers. Waitohi play Stoke at Endeavour Park at 3pm tomorrow, while Moutere and Renwick both play in Nelson.

with the occasional Zumba class and Boot Camp sessions thrown in for a bit of difference and fun. Fitness coaches are available at every workout to ensure proper use of equipment and plenty of encouragement. All members participating in the challenge will have the chance to win a trip for two to Thailand. The challenge starts on Monday June 1, and participants must be registered by Saturday, May 30. On Wednesday, May 27, the

gym is holding a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, raising funds for breast cancer research. Some Curves members have been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through family and friends. A buffet breakfast will be held from 6:30am-11am on the day, with tickets available at the gym until Monday, May 25. For more information on either event, contact Curves Blenheim. Right: Karen Jennison of Curves Blenheim.

Mountain bike entries closing soon

UC Championship

E nt r ie s fo r t h e Bi kef it Marlborough Mountain Bike Challenge, to be held at Lakeview Farm south of Blenheim, close next week. Competitors can enter the event on the Bikefit Marlborough website, and entries close on Wednesday, May 20. The event takes place on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 8am.

The New Zealand King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV toppled Nelson College 20-5 in their UC Championship match held in Nelson yesterday. MBC led 8-5 at half-time. The match was screened live on the Rugby Channel.

The challenge was scheduled to take place on March 1, but was postponed due to the chance riders would get caught up in an off-course fire during the race. Four courses ranging in difficulty will be run, starting with a nine-kilometre ‘Taste’ course designed for children around the age of 10, and moving up to the 42km ‘Epic.’

Anyone, whether they be competing or just riding to view the scenery, is encouraged to participate. Event organiser Kevin Wilson says the event would offer something different for mountain bikers. “It’s the opportunity to ride on country not a lot of people get the chance to.

“It’s private land, on fourwheel-drive tracks, with rollingto-steep hill country off the public road. “It’s a great ride to do and it’s got enough challenges in it for everybody.” The invite is not limited to Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members.

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Marlborough riders hit podium at SI event Marlborough riders made their presence known at the South Island Moto Trials Championships at The Barrocks in the Omaka Valley. Jason Baker was the runner up in the expert grade, while Neil Belvoir was second in the intermediate grade and Gareth

Wadsworth eighth. Gareth also finished second in the junior grade. John Mortimer was third in the presidents grade, while David Atwool and Alex Kiroshka were fifth and eighth in the clubman category


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