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Continued from page 1 It is Ditfort’s first world championship away with the full national team. He was an official tournament scorer at the 2013 tournament in Auckland, and he travelled with the New Zealand under-16 side in 2008. Ditfort also scored for the Black Sox at the ISF Men’s World Softball Championship Qualifiers in Auckland in December, a tournament which saw the Black Sox qualify alongside Australia for the 16team tournament in Canada. He says he was delighted to receive the news. “I was bloody ecstatic. It doesn’t get any better than going away with the national side. “Obviously I knew I was a

good chance of going having scored in the qualifiers…I had my foot in the door.” As the team scorer it is Ditfort’s job to communicate with team management about events going on in the game. “You might see a pitcher whose first pitch is always a strike. Sometimes you see a trend which can help the coaches,” he says. “If you see something the opposition do which is wrong you can appeal, and it is my job to advise them (coaching staff.)” Ditfort started playing the game in 1980 when he was based at Woodbourne, and took up scoring in 1994. In the 1997-98 season he became qualified at a national

level, having taken his theory exam, practical exam and earned his badges. “The more scoring you do, the better you become,” he says. “It’s all about watching the game. When you look back at the scorebook you should be able to tell everything that happened in the game.” The Black Sox have a prolonged warm-up programme as the players are currently in their off-season, so Ditfort flies out of the country early next month. Ditfort will be joined in the Black Sox party by two pitchers with Marlborough ties – Kurt Schollum and Nik Hayes, who now plays in Wellington.

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Bach break-ins could be linked Marlborough Police are investigating a spate of burglaries in the Marlborough Sounds and say they believe a number of the burglaries appear to have been committed by the same person. Since April 24, police have received seven reports of burglaries to baches in the Sounds area. Of those, five appear to be linked by the offender’s modus operandi. In those five cases the offender has forced entry and used amenities in the baches. Food has been eaten, but very little property has been stolen. Acting Marlborough Area Commander Senior Sergeant Peter Payne says police would like to hear from anyone who had witnessed suspicious activity or vehicles in the area. He also encouraged bach owners to check their properties regularly and ensure they had taken all practical steps to secure valuables. Anyone with information that may assist with the inquiry should contact Blenheim Police Ph 5785279. Information can also be given by calling Crimestoppers Ph 0800 555 111.

Chanel receives bravery award By Adam Poulopoulos A Year 5 Richmond View School pupil was rewarded for her “exceptional maturity” at her school’s assembly on Friday afternoon. Chanel Marshall, 9, has become just the second primary school student in Marlborough to be presented with a St John bravery award. The award was given after Chanel recently treated and called an ambulance for her father Aaron, who is a Type 1 Diabetic. Chanel discovered Aaron in a confused state due to low blood sugar. She tested his levels and gave him sugary food, but when that did not work, she called an ambulance. Chanel says paramedics told her she would be receiving an award after they arrived. Aaron says he was delighted, but not surprised, by Chanel’s actions. “I’m pretty impressed eh…She’s lived long

enough with me to know what to do, and for it to be second nature.” St John in Schools educator Kathryn Halstead says Chanel showed “exceptional maturity for her age.” She says her actions made it easier for paramedics to administer treatment. “It’s always essential for us at St John to get first aid to the community. “The time it takes for the ambulance to get to the scene can make all the difference.” St John Marlborough territory manager Murray Neal agreed with her sentiments. “Chanel did such a good job looking after her dad and staying calm under pressure. “She had a plan about to give her dad sugar and when that didn’t work she went to the next step. “She was able to give the crew really good information about what was wrong.” Right: Chanel Marshall with her father Aaron.

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By Jacob Page The brakes have been applied to Marlborough Netball’s proposed move to Lansdowne Park. The MDC had all but rubber stamped the move and Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman had stated he wanted the move to happen as soon as next year. A meeting on Monday night b e t we e n M D C o f f i c i a l s , Marlborough Netball’s Board and club delegates saw 50 people come along to hear the options. The transfer from Horton Park to the sports hub being developed at Lansdowne has been proposed to allow netball to expand with more high-quality courts, some of them under cover, more space for players to warm-up and a safer level of buffer space between

a decision will not be made until netball club delegates have heard more details and Marlborough Netball gives formal notice that it supports the move. He says there was miscommunication between MDC and the Marlborough Netball Board on how many people within netball had been informed of the options. “Now that we have had a meeting and 50 people turned up, we feel things are moving forward. “It’s totally up to Marlborough Netball now on how we proceed. “There are always going to be people against any move but we need to be sure the move (to Lansdowne) is supported. “If they come back and say no, well, we’ll have to do the best with (the courts at) Horton Park,” Wheeler says.

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Councillors received a feasibility study on the proposal, also asking that there be more consultation with the netball clubs. The feasibility study says relocating to Lansdowne Park would provide space for three extra courts and enable sports codes to share other facilities. However, the project would have to be staged over more than one season, with covered courts likely to be the last stage. It is likely the matter would come before councillors for discussion on June 11. If Marlborough Netball decided to make the move, further consultation would be required with other sports codes based at Lansdowne and with neighbouring residents.

Ross returns home to win holiday By Jacob Page A Picton man’s move back home after eight years on the Gold Coast has seen him win a holiday worth more than $3,000 back to where he came from. Ross Charlton took a flight from Brisbane to Auckland when he and his partner, Jill, decided to move back to Picton after eight years across the Tasman. Little did he know his flight home had been selected to participate in Gold Coast Tourism’s “Lucky Luggage” giveaway. The competition involved bags on the carousel being chosen at timed intervals for various prizes on the Gold Coast. “We were told as we were flying in that our flight had been randomly chosen but we didn’t

Ross Charlton just came back to Picton after eight years living in the Gold Coast and now he’s won a trip to go back thanks to a Gold Coast Tourism Promotion.

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The Blenheim Sun, in association with the Mainland Tactix, has two double passes to give away to the Tactix versus the Queensland Firebirds at Blenheim’s Stadium 2000, on Sunday night. To enter email your name and phone number to Winners will be notified on Thursday morning.

Nepal fundraiser Marlborough Red Cross and Bamboo Garden are teaming up to host a fundraiser for the victims of the Nepal earthquakes. The three-course lunch is being held on Wednesday, May 27, from 11:30am2:30pm, with proceeds set aside for supplies, which will be sent to Nepal. Tickets are available for individuals, groups or businesses. To buy tickets, email blenheim@

Lucky escape for police officer A Blenheim police officer narrowly avoided serious injury when an uprooted tree fell on his car on Monday. The incident happened on State Highway 6 just past Havelock on Monday morning. The officer was travelling from Blenheim to Nelson in an unmarked holden car when the tree landed on the front of it without warning

“Megathrust” earthquake possible in central NZ Scientists now believe central New Zealand could suffer a highly damaging “megathrust” earthquake. Earlier research has suggested the seabed between the Wairarapa and Marlborough is capable of generating magnitude 7-plus quakes. The information comes af ter Marlborough had received a number of shakes in recent weeks.

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Determined not desperate Tactix return By Jacob Page Don’t mention the word desperate to Mainland Tactix captain Anna Thompson. Her team will venture to Blenheim for the second time this season still searching for its first win of 2015 when they face the red-hot Queensland Firebirds at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 on Sunday night. The only surviving foundation member of the franchise accepts the team’s 0-11 season is not good but desperation was not the case against the table-topping Queenslanders. “I wouldn’t say we are desperate but we are keen to try to become more consistent,” Thompson says. The Tactix suffered a 68-49 loss to the New South Wales Swifts in Sydney last weekend, despite winning the final quarter by two goals. “It shows that we can foot-it with teams for short periods but we

are searching for that 60-minute performance.” Thompson says the team has had some “honest chats” about their failings and are trying to work out whether it is a mental shift or skill improvement they need most. Malawi shooter Mwai Kumwenda has been shooting at more than 90 percent all season but shutting down the speedy Firebirds mid-court will be the main challenge as well as shutting down Jamaican goal shoot Romelda Aiken. Thompson says Blenheim did feel like home when they played the West Coast Fever last month and she hoped a large crowd would show up again as the team searched for its first win with just two rounds remaining. Right: Mainland Tactix captain Anna Thompson.

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NZ Post partners with Picton Fresh Choice New Zealand Post has announced Picton Fresh Choice will run over-the-counter banking, postal, courier and bill payment services on its behalf from September 21. In May 2014, New Zealand Post told its staff, customers and the community of its intention to seek a local business to run services in Picton. This is in response to the changing way customers are using New Zealand Post’s services and so it remains in good shape for the future. New Zealand Post general manager for retail distribution Tracey Berry says Fresh Choice Supermarket at 100 High St, within Mariners Mall, is a good fit for its services. “Our customers in Picton will be able to access all of the same over-the-counter banking, postal, courier and bill payment services they do today, just 50 metres from the existing PostShop. “The PO Boxes will be relocated next to the supermarket. New Zealand Post will be writing to customers to let them know about the changes ahead of time. “For more complex banking services, like applying for a home loan or opening a new bank account, customers can visit our Blenheim or Nelson PostShops or use phone or internet banking.

“New Zealand Post will have a banking consultant onsite ahead of the move to help its banking customers sign up for these services”. Fresh Choice owners Hamish and Heide Watson say they look forward to working with New Zealand Post. “For us it was about making sure Post’s services were still available in Picton. We are renovating Fresh Choice in July this year and will be taking over postal, courier and over-the-counter banking services at the same time,” says Hamish Watson. “We have spent a lot of time developing a layout that will suit Post’s services. We are committed to making sure our core business will operate alongside Post as efficiently as possible.” New Zealand Post is also working closely with its PostShop team. “We are committed to supporting our team through this change. We appreciate this is an uncertain time and will be working to explore options for them,” Tracey Berry says. The existing PostShop will close at 5pm on Friday September 18. Picton Fresh Choice Supermarket will begin delivering New Zealand Post and Kiwibank services from September 21. Until then, it is business as usual at the Picton PostShop.

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Former Marlborough mayor Leo McKendry (left) and avid car enthusiast John May will release a book on the history of garages in Marlborough on May 27.

Motoring down memory lane John May’s love of motor vehicles has lasted a He and co-author Leo McKendry chat to Jacob lifetime but started inauspiciously considering his Page about Marlborough’s history of car and parents did not own a car when he was a child. motorbike garages. John May has 50 A3 scrap books piled high all with information on the history of motor vehicle garages in Marlborough. It is a lifetime of passion stuck to each page and finally he and former Marlborough mayor Leo McKendry have put it together in a book called Garages of Marlborough. “It got serious about 10 years ago,” John says of the book, “That’s when I decided if I don’t do something now then nobody will. “I was born in Havelock… And I’m a boy from the sticks really, motor vehicles were pretty rare when I was growing up but I used to be able to mimic the engine sounds and change gears. “They were my companions really and if something different went past where we

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BENSEMAN: Phillip, Mel and Mya are pleased to announce the arrival of Charlotte Alexander (7lb) on May 5, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. A special thanks to Cathy Middleton and all the staff from maternity and pediatrics. Photo provided.

PLANT: Phil and Geri are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first baby, Liam David (8lb 9oz) born May 17, 2015 at 1:42am at Wairau Hospital. Big thanks to the staff at Ward One.

ADDIS: George and Raeleen were married on April 4, 2015 by Reverend Canon Graeme Grennell and Archdeacon Mabel Grennell, surrounded by friends and family. Photo by Celeste Lodewyk

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JAMES: Ben and Ashleigh along with big sister Ava are pleased to announce the early and safe arrival of their baby girl, Indi May (7lbs 4oz) on May 9, 2015 at 2.20am. A very special thank to our amazing midwife Mandy Stanton and the amazing team at Wairau hospital. Photo provided.

CHARLES: Brent and Dee are delighted to announce the arrival of their first baby, Thrain Dominic (8lbs) born April 13, 2015 at 11:08pm at Wairau Hospital. Huge thank you to all the staff at Ward One and to our wonderful midwife Toni James. Photo provided.



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1. Give your partner a massive hug and a kiss. After labour, the moment of birth is special and often highly emotional. Tell her how fantastic she is. 2. Keep an eye on your baby. You’re likely to be in a better position to see how your baby is just after he’s born. Your partner may ask you about this later. Take it all in so you can tell her. 3. Cut your baby’s cord (if you want to). Your midwife will show you where to cut, once she’s clamped the cord.

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Pregnancy to Preschool Back to work after having a baby Just as you’re getting used to being home with your baby and your work life feels like a distant memory, you realize that your maternity leave is coming to an end. The thought of waking up at 6am and racing off to a job after being up all night with a crying baby seems impossible. And then there’s the guilt: How can you spend so much time away from your infant? No matter how long and hard you’ve thought about your decision to return to work, and how sure you are that it’s the right choice, you need to be prepared for mixed emotions. These five tips will make heading back to work a little less stressful. Practice your new routine It’s bound to take a while to learn to balance your new roles -- and you’ll do so more quickly if your daily routine is efficient and well organised. Get as much rest as you can One of the biggest complaints of working

mums is sheer exhaustion, and when you’re overtired it’s much easier to fall to pieces. Your own sleep needs should take priority over doing another load of laundry or cleaning up the kitchen. Set aside time for your “mummy life” You’ve probably made a handful of new “mum friends” while on leave. Don’t put those friendships on the back burner once you start working. Keep it together at the office Although you might feel like an absolute wreck when you’re at your desk, worrying about your baby, feeling physically and mentally exhausted, remember that your new juggling act might even make you more productive. Hang in there In your first few months back on the job, you will undoubtedly encounter days when you decide that you can’t manage and need to quit. Think about asking your boss for a flexible schedule that lets you work from home one or Returning to work after having a baby can be manageable with a well organised two days a week, or for a part-time arrangement. routine and plenty of support.

Eating for two Eating healthy foods is more important now than ever! Sensible, balanced meals combined with regular physical fitness is still the best recipe for good health during your pregnancy. Dried beans and lentils All women need 10 extra grams of protein a day during pregnancy and beans and lentils are an excellent source, with about 15 grams per cup. They’re also high in fibre, which helps to combat constipation. Broccoli It’s not only packed with nutrients that are necessary for a healthy pregnancy, such as calcium and folate, but broccoli is also rich in fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants. Since it contains plenty of vitamin C, this popular green vegetable will help your body absorb iron when it’s eaten with an iron-rich food. Bananas Bananas are rich in potassium and offer quick energy to fight off pregnancy fatigue and are easy on your stomach if you’re nauseated. Slice them up into cereal or whip one into a breakfast smoothie with yogurt, berries, ice,

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Pregnancy cravings can drive a woman to eat some weird food combinations.

Weird cravings and a splash of orange juice. Lean Meat Your daily iron needs double during pregnancy, so it’s important to include plenty of iron-rich foods now. If you don’t have good iron stores, you’re more likely to feel tired. Oatmeal Trade in your usual morning bagel or muffin for a bowl of oatmeal a few times a week. Why? Complex carbohydrates like oatmeal keep you satisfied longer, and the oat bran it contains can help lower your cholesterol levels.

Pickles and ice cream, cheese on steak and brownie mix straight from the bowl. While these may not exactly seem like gourmet fare, if you’re pregnant they can seem like heaven on a plate. Here are some of Google’s top 10 weirdest pregnancy cravings. • Ice • Chilli • Cigarette ash • Liquorice • Soap

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Winter Warmth 2015 Electrical WOF Electricity improves our daily lives - but only when used safely. Electrical accidents are most likely to happen when equipment is damaged or misused. Failure to correct the problem could have devastating effects. Ask yourself; “When did I last have the condition and safety of my home’s electrical system checked?” For you and your family’s safety, have a qualified and registered electrician carry out an ‘electrical warrant of fitness’ in your home.

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Choosing a heat pump As well as choosing an efficient model, here’s some other important things to think about • Insulate first. Make sure your ceiling and underfloor insulation is sorted first - you’ll be able to buy a smaller heat pump and your home will be cheaper to heat properly • Quality. Choose a quality brand from a reputable supplier that offers at least a five-year warranty on parts and labour • Sizing. Make sure it’s sized correctly for the room you want to heat - if it’s too small, it will have to work harder and cost you more to run. Your supplier will be able to discuss this with you • Climate. As the temperature drops, so does the performance of many heat pumps. If you live in a cold area, make sure the unit is sized using the manufacturer’s information on

Choosing a heatpump that is right for your home will ensure you have a warm, cosy winter. how much heat it can deliver at the average outdoor areas or coastal areas the heat pump needs to winter temperature of the area in which you live. have suitable protection against corrosion - ask A good quality unit, sized and installed correctly, your supplier about environmental considerations should perform effectively down to minus 15°C. in your area Ask your heat pump supplier if you need your heat • Installation. Good installation is fundamental to pump to perform at these temperatures how well a heat pump performs - make sure you • Environment. For example, in geothermal choose an experienced installer.

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Split flu a fire danger if left undetected By Celeste Lodewyk Leading up to winter there is one really important task that many home owners forget or put off doing - have their chimney cleaned. The temptation to save some money and do it yourself might appeal so some, but in fact it could be potentially dangerous. A professional chimney sweeper is trained to not only thoroughly clean your flu, but also to identify hazards and damage to the flu that could cause a fire. Blenheim Chimney Cleaning owner Doug Powell has provided a photograph showing the flu of a woodburner he cleaned recently, and says to the average ‘Joe Bloggs’ this would have gone unnoticed. “By using a professional things like this are picked up. If that had of been left the risk of setting the house on fire is high. “Not to mention the dust and smoke that would have seeped out of that split,” he says.

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Doug insisted that the home owner have it replaced. Another thing Doug finds is that the simplest maintenance on woodburners can make the biggest difference to its efficiency. “Adjusting the doors, replacing seals... these are just a few small things that can be done. The overall efficiency is better and less heat is lost,” he says. The feedback from one Renwick homeowner highlighted the advantages of having a professional chimney clean. “Doug cleaned our flu and tightened up the door of our woodburner which had an immediate effect on the amount of heat we gained. We have burned less wood and now it lasts all night, whereas before it wasn’t. “We also have peace of mind knowing our flu has been checked over and is safe to use.” Blenheim Chimney Cleaning also specialises in pellet and diesel fires.

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• Only heat rooms that are being used. • Draught-proof doors and windows. • Seal off open fireplaces when not in use. • Use curtains, preferably those that are lined and floor-to-pelmet (or touching the window sill), and close them at night. • Maximise the sunshine into your home in winter by keeping curtains open during the day and cut back trees that shade windows. • Because polished strip-timber floors leak air through the joints, reduce draughts and heat loss from these floors by insulating underneath them. • Use thermostats and timers on electric heaters. • Insulate ceilings and, if possible, walls.

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 LLOYD BUSH

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

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. Enduring Power of Attorney with Alison Weaver May 27th from 12.10-12.50pm.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service

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Family/Whanau for information/ Renwick Tuesday Market advocacy/support 10am - 2pm. Good selection of vegies, clothing, linen, walnuts & general goods. Surplus items accepted. Stall sites $5 Ph 572 9511.

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Springlands requires donations of lemons, walnuts, seasonal produce and general items. Thank you for supporting your ambulance service.

At Sheets ‘n’ Things, Between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm/Sat 9.30am - 12 noon. Card making class Sat 30 May 10am - 12 noon. All ages welcome!

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

St John Community Shop

The Blue Door 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.

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Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, Ambulance: Urgent 111. 8.30 - 4.30pm Non urgent 579 4870. Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, Community Care Pharmacy: 4pm-7pm. Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office charge of the ward. hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. helpline. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Marlborough Lupus Support: For more Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's 451 Refuge contact numbers. PICTON Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Ph 570 5137 Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey Office 520 9980. 578 8125. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen 578 4272. Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

death notices DILLON, Julian Lincoln: On Thursday May 14 2015, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital Blenheim, surrounded by his family. Aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of Anne, much loved father and father-in-law of David and Margaret, Joan and Doug Macown, Chris and Lyn, and Kerry and Gill and loved grandad of his 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Messages to 4B Henry St Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Julian will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Alfred St Blenheim, at 11 am Wednesday May 20. The interment will then follow at the Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Wairau Valley, at 2 pm. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

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.

Families living with mental illness/addictions please contact Supporting Families Marlborough - Lyn, Karina or Sandra ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.


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RANGER, Robert Sydney (Bob): Aged 84 years. Dad was taken from us peacefully at Waterlea Rest Home on Friday May 15 2015. He is now finally at rest and will be forever in our thoughts. Love from all his family. Special thanks to all the staff at Waterlea for the wonderful care of our father. At Bob’s request a private cremation has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 SMITH, Owen Milsom: On 15 May 2015 peacefully in Blenheim in his 88th year. Dearly loved husband of Muriel and the late Shirley. Loved and cherished Dad and father-in-law of Sharolyn and Lance Turrell, Marj and Greg Townsend, Annette and Geoffrey Dunham. Adored Papa of Blair, Craig, Kimberley, Steven; Scott, Nikki and Robert; Laura, and Susannah and great Papa of Kayla. A much respected friend of Muriel’s family. Messages to C/- P O Box 9 Blenheim 7240. In lieu of flowers a donation to Owen’s charities would be appreciated and can be made at the service or sent to the above address. A special thanks to Aberleigh Rest Home for their love and care of Owen. A celebration of Owen’s life has been held at St Christophers Anglican Church, Redwoodtown. CLOUDY BAY FUNERAL SERVICES BLENHEIM F.D.A.N.Z.

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.

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out & about

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Imagine Signs opening

Imagine Signs and Marlborough Signs and Design have merged, and are now operating under the Imagine Signs name. The business had its opening at its new Timandra Place premises on Friday night.

 Rebecca and Russell West, and Alex and Linda Lloyd, enjoyed the event.

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 Robert Burr and Brend an O’Hagan.

 Donna Allfrey, Ray McDonald and Noeline McDonald.

Special Olympics athletes from Marlborough and Nelson swam for glory at a meet over the weekend.

eron Rowe.  Rhys Thomason and Cam

 Frances Watson.

 Henry Shaw.

Lunch at Figaro’s

Marlburians took some time away from work to stop for a lunch or a coffee at Figaro’s on Tuesday.

to install Schou, who are helping  Adrian Ross and Leon e out. tim e I scanner, took som Wairau Hospital’s new MR

 Brenda and Krystle Brand.

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Kennard’s notes could prove key Sport by Jacob Page John Kennnard’s pace notes are set to play a vital role in Hayden Paddon’s chances of success at Rally Portugal on Friday. The Blenheim-based co-driver is set to help Paddon navigate around a new set of roads. Most of the route is new for all World Rally Championship crews with a new base at Matosinhos, north of Porto, as the rally returns to the north of Portugal for the first time since 2001. Paddon welcomes the opportunity for a more level playing field where prior experience on a particular rally’s special stages won’t count. “It is a real level playing field being a new event for everyone and it’s at events such as this that we have to make the most of this kind of opportunity,” says Paddon as he joins the Hyundai Motorsport team in Matosinhos. “John and I are always working hard on our pace note system and developing new ideas, so for Portugal this week we are focusing on having a really good recce and making good pace notes. If we can do that, then I believe we can chase a good result.” As their experience in the Hyundai i20 WRC car continues to build, Paddon says he and Kennard have adapted their pace note system to include more speed information.

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Blenheim’s John Kennard (left) and Hayden Paddon are set to take on new roads at Rally Portugal starting Friday.

“This coupled with that we are being more aggressive with the car now and believing in its capabilities more does translate to also having more aggressive pace notes.” Following the specialised snow event in Sweden and the two long haul events in Mexico and Argentina, Paddon says the return to the upcoming European gravel rallies of Portugal, Sardinia, Poland and Finland marks a significant point in his second season with the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team. “The next step for us this year is to start fighting more regularly in the top five. That is a big ask at this

level, but I’m backing John and me as being capable of doing this, and believe that Portugal will give us a good chance of this kind of result.” Paddon and Kennard are one of 15 WRC crews competing in Portugal where they will complete reconnaissance on Tuesday and Wednesday this week before Thursday afternoon’s ceremonial start and an evening super special stage at Lousada rallycross circuit. Friday’s route takes them north for six stages around Ponte de Lima, near the Spanish border. On Saturday – the longest leg of the rally with six stages and 165 competitive kilometres – they head east onto the higher altitude

roads in the Serra do Marão mountains. Sunday’s leg has just three stages, with the focus on the double run through classic Fafe test sandwiched around one of the event’s longest stages, the 32.35km Vieira do Minho test. Crowds are expected to be huge throughout the event. Paddon and Kennard have competed in Portugal three times previously – 2010, 2011 and 2012 – when their 2011 class victory made history as the biggest-ever winning margin in the production car category, and in 2012, the pair secured their first-ever SWRC category victory.

The Marlborough Representative indoor bowls team failed to hold on to the Adams Trophy, while the Ladies team was well beaten by Nelson and Golden Bay/Motueka in the Scott Trophy event. The Adams Trophy was won by Golden Bay/Motueka with 80 points with Marlborough finishing runnerup with 69 points and Nelson with 67 points. In the Scott Trophy, the Nelson women dominated to romp home with 92 points from Golden Bay/ Motueka on 69 with Marlborough on 55 points. Both events were held at Simcox Stadium over the weekend.

Football Marlborough Development returned to winning ways, beating Nelson Suburbs 5-2 at A&P Park on Saturday afternoon. In a senior division one upset, Central Pirates lost their first game in oneand-a-half seasons, beaten 3-2 by BV Development. BV Masters and BV Cobras also won to make it a top-grade hat-trick for Blenheim Valley clubs.

Harriers Marlborough Harriers’ weekly club run leaves from the clubrooms at 6pm tomorrow night. Their Saturday run starts at the Havelock campground at 2pm. The Mount Vernon Grand Traverse, the club’s main fundraiser, takes place on June 14. To enter, volunteer or for more information, visit the harriers website.


Rhys Thomason.

Henry Shaw and Jake Heard, both of Marlborough.

Adrian Wells in the backstroke.

Special Olympics Rhys Thomason, who has swum for Special Olympics Marlborough for over 20 years, is retiring, and has been recognised for his achievement. Thomason was presented with a certificate at the prizegiving following the Special Olympics aquatics meet held at Woodbourne on Sunday. BV Dominators were one of Marlborough Football’s C Grade teams to receive a donation of boot bags from ASB Bank on the weekend.

Rhys’s coach Jenny Wills says he has been to ribbon days, regionals and national events around the country, and that he has been a valued team member. “He’s always been a helpful member of the team, and he’s always done his best.

“He tells me he’s retiring because he’s getting older and he’s going to join a walking group to keep his exercise up.” Marlborough came out on top over Nelson at the meet. More photos on page 18.

Murray wins top gong National rower Tom Murray has been awarded the Blenheim Rowing Club’s top award for 2015. Murray was awarded the Clive Gregory Tankard award for rower of the year at the BRC’s prizegiving on Sunday. Other winners included Callum Barker, who won the BRC Cup for most improved rower. The Marlborough Boys’ College eight who won the Peter Ching Memorial as the best performed crew and Karmyn Ingram, who was awarded the President’s Cup as the club’s best all-round member.

The Wairau Taniwha had a bye last weekend, but play Tahunanui Tigers in Nelson in their next game on Saturday. The game kicks off at 2:30pm.

Rugby Moutere won a thriller over Nelson in the latest round of Tasman Trophy matches played over the weekend. Their 27-26 win in Nelson was one of two Marlborough wins over the weekend – Waitohi thumped Stoke 78-0. With two rounds to go before the finals Waimea Old Boys leads the table on 44 points, 11 ahead of Wanderers. Central is the highest-placed Marlborough team in third.

Special Olympics Special Olympics Marlborough have organised two sausage sizzles to raise funds for those affected by the Nepal earthquakes. The sausage sizzles are being held at The Warehouse on Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Saturday, May 30 and Monday, June 1.


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