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Food in demand There’s poverty out there By Jacob Page When Marlborough Community Foodbank manager Wynnie Cosgrove first volunteered in 2006, the organisation was giving out 200 food parcels a year. In less than nine years, that number has increased to 1726. “Of the people that use us, 40 per cent of them are working people who cannot feed either themselves or their families,” she says. “There’s poverty out there… Organisations are having to work closer together.”

Continued page 2 Marlborough Foodbank manager Wynnie Cosgrove says demand for the service keeps increasing every year.

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- more locals in need Continued from page 1 “Women’s Refuge, Salvation Army, Bread of Life, the churches, they are the ones dealing with the clients face-to-face and referring them to us for a food parcel.” With growing demand, the organisation needs more willing hands to join its 25 current volunteers and hope skilled people will come to their AGM tomorrow afternoon.

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Chairperson Barbara Ryan says a key objective is to come up with a fundraising idea to replace the current van which helps distribute food parcels and pick up food. Barbara says the cost of living in New Zealand continues to climb while wages, especially for low income families, do not keep up. The flow-on effect means people need a helping hand from places like the Foodbank just to get by.

While the duo has no direct contact with the people they help, as they are referred by agencies, Wynnie says the Foodbank provides a great service. “We have 25 volunteers who work extremely hard and we are well supported by the Marlborough community. “We are one of the few Foodbanks that receive fresh fruit and vegetables all year round which

makes a big difference.” Most of our costs are driven by meat and milk powder, the rest is largely donated. “The message we want to get across is that there is an everincreasing demand for what we do and it’s people from all walks of life who use us and sadly people in full-time work often still need our help to feed their families,” Wynnie says.

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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The Woody Pig and Deer Hunt is back again for 2015 and this year the prize pool is even more tempting than ever. Woodbourne Tavern and Motels manager Rowan Ingpen says there is more cash in the prize pot for those who are entered. “If you haven’t entered already you have until Thursday night,” he says. Winstanley Kerridge Chartered Accountants has donated $500 for a cash spot prize which could be won by one lucky person who has entered the Open Category. “You don’t have to catch anything to win, you just have to enter,” Rowan says. Also up for grabs are hunting knives, camping packs and a huge array of quality hunting clothing for kids and adults. In addition to the pig and deer hunt itself, there will be a number of other competitions held, including ‘guess the weight’ which has a $100

cash prize. It costs only a gold coin to place your guess, with all proceeds going to Renwick’s Hocquard family to help fund a vehicle with a wheelchair hoist for their daughter Honor. “We are very much about supporting our community, and giving back to our customers who have supported us over the years,” Rowan says. “Every cent that comes in from this competition goes back in the form of prizes and community donations.” With its strong community focus, the competition is aimed at not only hunters but the whole family too. “Enter the kids, bring them along and they will receive a goody bag. They don’t have to catch anything to be part of it. “The nicest thing about this competition is how families Woodbourne Tavern and Motels manager get together to participate,” Kids entry, Mason McDonald pictured at Rowan Ingpen with some of the prizes up for last year’s event. Rowan says. grabs, including clothing and cash. Get your entry form from the File photo. tavern, or download off their The competition begins on Sunday with the weigh from Prize giving kicks off at website Friday at 5am and finishes on 1pm - 3pm. 4:30pm.



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A very BIG thankyou Friday 29th May will be the last day of trading for Powerboat Centre at 72 Grove Road. From June 2nd the premises will open as a brand new marine outlet and the bonus to Blenheim is that Rod, the technician extraordinaire will still be there in the workshop. Richard Gilbert is moving to Christchurch to keep tinkering with boats and spend more time with family. Richard wants to say a big thanks to his loyal customers and has especially enjoyed the many friendships he has made with clients over the last 26 years.

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By Adam Poulopoulos A woman whose not-for-profit motorcycle tours raise funds for various causes in Asia is looking for more riders to join her next adventure. Chris de Wagt and partner Ian McKercher run Motorbike Ventures Indochina’s New Zealand and Australian branch, coordinating tours around China Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Based in New Zealand, the company uses vehicles hired from local companies, and tour parties stay in a combination of hotels and pre-arranged village homestays. The next tour is from September 5-20, with the party travelling around the China-Vietnam border and northeast Vietnam. The money raised on Vietnam tours goes in part to the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a charity which rescues and supports

children kidnapped into the sex trade, children with disabilities and children living in poverty. Chris says children rescued from trafficking know little about the outside world. “They can’t go back to farms or villages. They don’t know any other way of life. “A lot of them are kidnapped at infant age.” Every two years the foundation holds a ride to raise funds for the Mines Advisory Group in Laos. The country was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, with much of the ammunition still live. “It costs US$100 a year for a Laotian to go looking for mines in a paddock,” Chris says. “It’s a big problem over there. Very little land is usable.” The tours travel through areas completely reliant on subsistence farming. Chris says rural villages

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The submission must be sent by July 3. As part of the meeting, maps of the Marlborough Sounds, Waihopai Valley, Rarangi and other rural areas were provided, and residents placed pins in their area to denote cellular black spots or poor broadband coverage. Digital Development Associates digital strategy associate Chris O’Connell says the maps showed a discrepancy between where Vodafone and Spark claim connectivity is strong and where it actually is. O’Connell says Marlborough’s hills could help improve the situation, but building cell towers on


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BRIDGE CLOSURE The Hodder River suspension bridge on Awatere Valley Road will be closed until Monday, July 13 as it undergoes repairs. There is an adjacent ford which is only suitable for heavy commercial or 4WD vehicles. It is not suitable for light vehicles. There is no alternative bypass route for light vehicles. The ford will be closed to all vehicles in the event of high river flow. The Hodder Bridge is located 55.1 kilometres up the Awatere Valley Road.

SMOKEFREE MAY CELEBRATED A Ulysses Marlborough contingent take a break on a previous tour.

are approached one or twice a year to host groups as they pass through. “We use their buildings in exchange for providing the funds for

toilets or other buildings.” An information evening for the next tour is being held in the Clubs of Marlborough boardroom from 5-8:30pm on Friday, June 5.

Pinning down broadband issue By Adam Poulopoulos The region’s rural residents let the Marlborough District Council know about their broadband connectivity issues by placing pins on maps at a meeting this week. About 60 people attended the meeting, run by the MDC’s steering group, at the Floor Pride Civic Theatre on Monday night. The government recently approved a $360 million fund to improve urban and rural broadband nationwide, and the steering group is charged with compiling a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for a slice of that funding.


them often required the landowner’s compliance. “That (a cell tower) could provide services for 100 or more families in a rural setting.” He says the best solution is to go and tackle each community’s situation individually. Steering group chairman Dean Heiford says even if Marlborough is allocated funding, it is still going to cost the individual money to connect to the service. He says there is “no one solution” for Marlborough, so encouraged the money to go to the steering group rather than telecommunications companies.

Council prepared for the meeting by issuing a survey, with 970 responses received. Some respondents reported poor connectivity posed a risk to their health and safety, while crowd members reported problems like their children being unable to complete their homework. A further meeting will be held at the same venue on June 22, when the draft submission would be presented. Does your connectivity (or lack of) affect you? Email news@ with your feedback.

Two Marlborough schools are hosting events to celebrate Smokefree May this week. Marlborough Boys’ College are holding their event tomorrow between 1:30pm and 2pm. The event will include a smoking survey, smokefree car competition and smokefree car demonstration. On Friday from 9:05am Whitney Street School students will be presented with prizes they have earned through their smokefree car colouring and design competitions.

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Young fans meet ANZ netball players All eyes were on two young Marlborough netballers on Sunday night as they stood side by side with Tactix captain Anna Thompson and Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz at Stadium 2000. Blenheim’s Deanna Bary, 14, along with Picton netballer Sarah Barlow, 13, won the opportunity to meet the captains and high five each player as they ran on court through the ANZ Future Captains competition. Deanna, who attends Marlborough Girls’ College, says getting to meet the players was a great experience. “Getting to high five the Firebirds was really good, I felt really happy in the moment. “After the game I got to meet my favourite player Anna Thompson and get a photo with her. She was so nice.” The keen shooter says she picked up some tips watching the pros in action. “It was a really fast game

Tactix captain Anna Thompson, left and Queensland captain Laura Geitz with ANZ Future Captains Sarah Barlow and Deanna Bary during the ANZ Championship match between the Mainland Tactix and the Queenland Firebirds. Photo credit: Chris Symes, Photosport.

compared to what my games of netball are like and it was great seeing their skills on the court. I hope to be as good as them one day.” ANZ Head of Sponsorship Susan McGregor says many young netballers dream to com-

Crusaders in Nelson The Crusaders take on the top-of-the-table Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park in Nelson on Friday night. The match kicks off at 7:35pm. Tickets are still available on the embankment. They are being sold through the Floor Pride Civic Theatre and TicketDirect.

pete in the elite trans-Tasman tournament and being a Future Captain gives them a taste of what it’s like. “We’re giving 62 children from across the country the chance to be a Future Captain at each of the ANZ Championship matches

this season. “It’s a once in a lifetime experience to stand out on court with the pros and hopefully it inspires a few players to keep training hard, it could definitely be one of them one day soon.”

Diver’s body found Police have recovered the body of a diver reported overdue in Momorangi Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound. Michael John Brown, 64, was reported overdue from a dive at about noon on Monday.

The police dive squad travelled from Wellington to search for him, and the man’s body was recovered at about 7pm on Monday. Police were alerted to the incident by a friend of the man, who said he had dived

to clean a mooring line in about 12 metres of water. Mr Brown lived on his yacht in Shakespeare Bay, in Picton. He was formerly from Deborah Bay, in Otago. The matter has been referred to the coroner.

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Waikawa Bay School students showed their competitive streaks on Friday with a paper planeflying competition. The students made and threw their planes, with the winners found on Friday afternoon. The competition was to promote the release of the movie ‘Paper Planes’ in cinemas. Photo credit: Rachel Russell Photography. More photos on page 18.

Pink Shirt Day Josh Gwynne, 15, Anthony Hamlin, 15 and Nathanael Lane, 16, were part of the crowd which turned out at the Forum for Pink Shirt Day on Friday. Pink Shirt Day is held around the world to promote awareness for working together to prevent or stop bullying, and Marlburians were encouraged to take part. A Marlborough youth event was held in the Forum in Friday evening. More photos on page 18.

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Long Term Plan Dear Ed, I may not be a practising orthopaedic surgeon but I have advice to two sectors of our community during the finalisation of the Council Long Term Plan. Developers - stand on your own two feet. Councillors - grow a backbone. To date landowners and property developers have avoided paying the true costs of providing sewers, roads and water to their sub-divisions. Many have grown wealthy as a result.

The costs of providing the additional infrastructure to service their property speculation should have been recovered through the development contributions levy. But the businessmen have frightened previous councils into subsidising the costs with the idea that if they are charged the full cost they will have to pass on the cost to the buyer; housing will become too expensive and Marlborough will become an economic backwater. This is, of course, nonsense. The demand for housing is

driven predominantly from the availability of secure, well paid jobs that attract and retain people and young families to the area. The remission of development constributions only serves to line the, already bulging, pockets of the developers and copper bottom their profit margins. So, come on councillors, do the right thing by the hard working ratepayers. Remove the subsidy and make the property speculators pay their way. A concerned ratepayer.

Dear Ed, I understand Marlborough is to get a dose of 1080 in the Awatere Valley. I understand there is only one infected herd in Marlborough - Molesworth, run by the Department of Conservation. That is ironic. I suggest DOC and TB Free NZ use the blood test to identify and remove any TB infected cattle instead of using the inaccurate skin test with its 20 per cent error loading. As for 1080, New Zealand needs rid of it. Here is something I came across from USA. Brooks Fahy, executive director of the Oregon non-profit conservation group Predator Defense, said 1080 was one of the most deadly substances on earth. NZ uses 90 per cent of the world’s 1080. NZ is the size of one of USA’s 48 states. James Brown South Canterbury


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Gardening scholarship Blenheim Toyota By Adam Poulopoulos Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology student Rose Baylis has become the inaugural winner of the Garden Marlborough scholarship. Baylis was recognised as one of several scholarship recipients at a ceremony at NMIT on Friday afternoon. The money will help Rose complete the 18 months she has remaining to achieve Level 4 in her horticulture studies at NMIT. She has already completed a lot of practical work in the NMIT student nursery, and is working on a project to restore native trees to Momorangi Bay, after they were lost due to farming. Rose says her journey into gardening has been a gradual process. “I first started because my granddad was doing it when I was little, then my friends of an older nature liked it and it evolved into my own garden, and now I’m teaching my own kids.” Garden Marlborough committee member Lucy Trolove says Rose “ticked every box” they were looking for in an applicant. Garden Marlborough president Tim Crawford says the scholarship provided a “wonderful opportunity” for people like Rose.

Garden Marlborough president Tim Crawford, scholarship recipient Rose Baylis and Garden Marlborough committee member Lucy Trolove.

“She really epitomises everything Garden Marlborough is all about. “It’s great to support NMIT because our inaugural president was the late Ralph Ballinger, who owned the land around here (NMIT.)” The funds for the scholarship were raised at the cocktail party held at last year’s Garden Marlborough event.

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Raising the bar Renwick-born Larry Newman is a study in reinvention, with each new endeavour linked by his love for people and human interaction. The lifelong Marlburian spoke to Adam Poulopoulos about closing one chapter of his working life, and his new start as a sales and marketing consultant. Two weeks ago, Larry Newman completed the sale of Kokomo Beach Bar, the establishment with a cult following he had called his own for more than a decade. Larry bought the bar, which operated under the business name Goats Don’t Shave, in 2003. He says the long hours meant it was time for a change. “I’m still exhausted. It was very stressful – you have to run the place according to the Sale of Liquor Act. “It was only open three nights a week, but it was three big nights (Thursday-Saturday.)” Despite the stress, Larry remembers the good times. The bar hosted two weddings under his leadership, along with several themed nights. “We ordered a foam cannon for a Saturday night but we didn’t have enough water, so we took the nozzle of the fire hose and adapted it to the cannon,” he says. “The water leaked into the clothes shop down below. They came in and everything was half-drenched. I had the heat blower on the carpet for nearly a week afterwards.” He says the less said about one pyjama party-themed night, the better. “I didn’t realise how few people wore pyjamas to bed. “The nudity was intense.” Among all the revelry, Larry says there was a more serious side to his time in charge, which had led to him forming lifetime friendships. “I’ve changed a few people’s lives just by making them feel good about themselves. They had the wrong medicine given to them by their parents.” Aside f rom a stint at t he

Woodbourne Tavern when he says he “got the taste for it,” Kokomo is Larry’s only foray into hospitality. Upon finishing school he joined Pyne Gould Guinness (now PGG Wrightson,) progressing through the ranks to become store manager. He juggled PGG with Kokomo for five years before concentrating on the bar. Outside of work, he has spent a combined 30 years in the Blenheim and Renwick Fire Brigades. Through it all, he has held a passion for real estate, as evidenced by his dabbling in the Renwick property market. Eighteen months ago, he took the plunge, going back to school for the first time in 30 years to do his real estate papers by correspondence. While completing his papers Larry got a call from Summit Real Estate manager Diane Parish. Just over a year ago, he finished his papers and began at the company. “I think she might have liked what she saw!” Larry jokes. He says he still loves the job. “It’s the people you surround yourself with and the people you’ll meet. “It’s just a wonderful industry to be in.” Through it all, Larry says he has maintained a few core tenets which have held him in good stead. “I love people and I love humour. I’ve based my life around people, trust and honesty. “If you can’t be honest in life you can’t be anything – that’s what I based my life on and it opened doors for me.” In between working for Summit Larry hopes to spend some time in Australia visiting his two children and grandson in the coming years.

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EDUCATION Garin College Small School, Big Heart Garin College is a co-educational Catholic College with boarding facilities for boys and girls based in Richmond, Nelson. Our modern facilities and extensive grounds back onto Saxton Field, Tasman’s premier sporting grounds. We have a number of places for non-Catholic students.

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Garin College’s ‘One Forbidden Thing’, won at the Blenheim 2015 Stage Challenge. Photos provided.

Temptation a winner By Celeste Lodewyk Last week Garin College took out first place for the third year in a row with their performance One forbidden thing in the Open Division at the Blenheim 2015 Stage Challenge®. Garin College’s performance portrayed a girl and a boy living in a world free of evil, when they find a hidden box. Supposed to stay closed, the girl is tempted to open the box despite her friend’s disagreement. When the creatures are released, the girl wants to join them, but at what cost? Sun reporter Celeste Lodewyk talks to Garin College year 13 student Keely Kira, one of the leaders and choreographers for the Stage Challenge. In total there were 50 people involved in the performance including 36 dancers, 14 backstage and those doing hair and makeup

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who all came together for the first time six months ago. “It’s been a great journey, with each and every person involved putting in their best. “I think this reflects our school’s commitment, once we are committed we do it whole heartedly - right across the board,” she says. Asked where the idea for One forbidden thing originated, Keely says it was based on temptation. “We actually originally planned to have a jungle theme, but here at Garin we are encouraged to find a moral to our story and learn to express that through performance. “We liked the idea of Pandora’s Box and found bible verses in the Book of Timothy. It talked about temptation and we related that to how at our age we are always being tempted. “Our performance went through that process and portrayed the consequences,” she says.

Event Manager Sarah-Jane Phillips was wowed by Garin College’s performance and stated; “Garin College blew us away tonight, they gave 100%, in each move they did! I loved watching their performance. “It was definitely a fantastic way to finish up our shows in the South Island!” Production Judge Gemma Laing says; “Their performance was creative, energetic and captivating. It had an original ending with a positive relevant message.” Keely went on to thank all of the Garin College students for their hard work and efforts. “I would like to recognise all of the back stage crew, the teachers who came to Blenheim with us trip, parents who came and supported us, and especially teacher-in-charge Kim Pope for encouraging us and keeping us us in line.”

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JOYCE: Mel and Nigel are happy to announce the arrival of their number four baby, Taane Tiki Joyce (5lb 14oz) on May 22, 2015 at 8:59am. A wee brother for Shannon, Jesse and Shakaya. Special thanks to midwife Cathy Middleton, all the staff at Ward One and Theatre staff.

RAYNER: Nick, Haleigh, Bella and Cullum are pleased to introduce Taylor Lilly Rayner (7lb 15oz) on May 20, 2015 at 9:06am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Sue Hudson, Carmen Brown, theatre staff and the lovely ladies in Ward One.



GRINTER: Alistar and Trelise are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Braxley Kayael Grinter (9lb 14oz) at 7:54pm on May 12, 2015. A special thankyou to Cathy Middleton, Emma Barnett, all the staff on the maternity ward and family for all their support.

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Had a baby? McMURTRY: David and Karen, Pearl, Iris and Ted are thrilled to announce the arrival of Walter John McMurtry on May 12, 2015. The final addition to our family. Thanks to all those who helped and supported us through the pregnancy and delivery. Special thanks to Gwen Costello and Tessa van Bruggen for your support and encouragement. Photo provided.

HAMILTON: Kirsty Brown, Duane Hamilton and big brother Huxley are proud to announce the arrival of Baxter George Hamilton, (8lb 4oz) born April 15, 2015. A huge thank you to Midwife Rhianne Lamb, Tessa Van Bruggen, Carmen Brown, Theatre and Ward 1 staff, especially Rebecca, Jodie, Tanya and Raylene. Photo provided.




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Don’t despair. Learn to manage skin conditions this winter As temperatures drop, heaters clank on, and the wind whips up, the battle for healthy skin begins. Dry air takes away the thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin, flaring itchy and painful conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and severe dry skin. Minimise the toll the next few months will take on your skin by preparing now. Here’s an action plan to keep you comfortable and flare-free. • Bathe briefly When it’s cold outside, some of us prolong our hot showers and baths, which is a recipe for dry, irritated skin. Instead... 1. Keep the shower as brief as possible and use lukewarm, not hot, water. 2. Switch to less aggressive, moisture-rich soaps made for sensitive skin. 3. Gently pat yourself dry to avoid traumatizing or overdrying the skin.

4. Apply moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp. • Moisturise, moisturise Whether you have eczema, psoriasis, or severe dry skin, you need to replace any moisture the dry air steals away. • Dress for less irritation If your skin does flare up, choose soft, breathable fabrics, like cotton, instead of itchy woollens or polyester. Loose-fitting clothing will also help to keep your skin from chafing and becoming irritated by perspiration. • Stay healthy Because psoriasis and eczema involve immune system responses, experts believe that many bacterial, viral, or fungal infections can make them worse. For more information contact your local GP or pharmacist.

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Tonsils - infection fighters Way in the back of your throat are your tonsils, one on the right and one on the left. They are part of your body’s infectionfighting system to keep you from getting sick. But what happens if these infection fighters get infected? Then you have tonsillitis. What are tonsils? The tonsils’ job is to help fight germs that come in through our mouth or nose before they cause infections in the rest of the body. Usually, tonsils do their job well. But sometimes bacteria or viruses get into the tonsils and infect them. When this happens, you have tonsillitis. How can I tell if I have tonsillitis? If you have tonsillitis, your throat usually hurts and it’s hard to eat or drink or even swallow. You also might have a fever. Here are some other signs that bacteria or a virus are infecting your tonsils: • Red (inflamed) tonsils • A yellow or white coating on the tonsils • Swollen glands in the neck • Fever • Bad breath How is tonsillitis treated? If the tonsillitis is caused by strep bacteria, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics, a type of medicine that kills bacteria. It’s very important to take the antibiotics exactly as you’re supposed to and finish the entire prescription to kill all the bacteria. If the tonsillitis is caused by a virus, antibiotics won’t work and your body will fight off the infection on its own. Sometimes kids get an operation to remove

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their tonsils, but only if their tonsils get infected a lot during the year or are so big they make it hard for the kid to breathe at night. If you get tonsillitis, here are some tips that can help you feel better: Drink plenty of fluids. If you are having trouble swallowing regular food, you can eat smooth foods, including flavoured gelatin, soups, ice-pops, and applesauce. • Take it easy until you feel better. • Soon your tonsils will be back in action and ready to fight germs again!

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Dangers of electricity

Fun facts • Electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground. • Electricity can be made from wind, water, the sun and even animal poop. • A spark of static electricity can measure up to 3000 volts.

Electricity is a power source we rely on, day after day. This essential component of our homes, however, poses a hazard - electrical shock. While most of us take electricity for granted, because it can’t be seen or smelt, coming in contact with electricity can be dangerous and even deadly. Take the proper precautions with electricity, and you will reap the benefits without the dangers. • Put safety plugs over all electrical outlets to prevent children from sticking screwdrivers, nails, pins, or other metal objects into them. • Never use electrical appliances such as radios or hair dryers near a filled bathtub or sink. They could fall in and electrocute someone. • Never touch anything electrical with wet hands or while standing in water.

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for liability and insurance purposes, should something go wrong. Building or renovating When building a new home or renovating an existing one, plan for your present electrical needs and for what you may need in the future. Make sure you have adequate power points and fittings and ask your electrical professional to advise you of the latest electrical safety devices available. Although you may have to spend a little more up front, it An electrician plays an important role when buying, building or renovating may save a life in the future. a home.

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Look for warning signs that your electrics need upgrading The permanent cabling and fittings in your home are called electrical installations. A licensed electrician generally carries out work on electrical installations and fittings. Electrical installations can age and can become overloaded, particularly in old homes where the wiring was not designed for the number of electrical appliances in use today. Warning signs that the installations in your home are becoming dangerous include plugs and sockets that are hot to the touch or have brown scorch marks on them, fuses that blow and circuit breakers that trip for no reason, and flickering lights. These signs may mean that the wiring in your home needs upgrading. If you a concerned, contact a licensed electrician.

Electrical storm. Avoid talking on the phone, taking a bath, or using electric appliances during a lightning storm. The electrical charge can come in through the water pipes or telephone wires.

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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

Craft Fair Havelock Town Hall, May 30th, 31st June 1st, 10am - 4pm, FREE ENTRY, Supporting Havelock Youth St John Group

Family/Whanau For information/advocacy/support for 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.

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

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A month of two halves Chances are you were not the only one to feel yesterday’s cold start, but a local scientist says it was nothing out of the ordinary. The minimum air temperature dropped to -2.8 degrees yesterday morning, with the minimum grass temperature at -6.1 degrees. It was the coldest day this month. Such a cold minimum air temperature has not been recorded in May for several years, but scientist Rob Agnew says the more interesting trend has been the temperature change between the first two weeks of the month and the last two weeks. The average air temperature from May 1-14 was 14.4 degrees Celsius, up 3.3 degrees from the long-term average for May. In the last two weeks the average air temperature has dropped to 9.1 degrees Celsius.

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AC U P R ES SU R E & Massage. Sports, Relaxation, Stress, Pain Relief. $60ph Raphael 021 1700 724. Picton. BAC K to work too soon? Extend your refreshed holiday look... with Cosmetic Botulinum & Dermall Fillers. You can look & feel great! Phone 03 548 8216. CANCER support and information. contact The Cancer Society in the Forum. Open Mon - Frid 9.00am - 4.30pm. Ph 579 4379. EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope and suction. Phone for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St. MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check using dermoscopy. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665. THAI Theraputic Massage $ 59ph. Call to make an appointment with Warintra’s. 8a Buick Street Redwoodtown. Ph 021 025 65255 or 578 3778.

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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.

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CATHOLIC FAITH anyone interested and catholics wanting to re-connect. A 5 week series of talks and discussion on various topics will start on Sunday 31st May at 11.15am at St Mary’s Parish Centre.

Nepal Fundraiser Yoga Class 1/06/15 at 4pm- 5.30pm Whitney Street School Donation based All welcome 0272549075 ~Mary


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STOP WORRYING ABOUT HEARING AID COSTS... ... High prices of $3,500 - $4,500 per Aid then follow up appointment costs. We can provide excellent Hearing Aids from one of the worlds largest manufacturers for much less.

Marlborough Roads wishes to advise the Hodder River Suspension Bridge will be closed to all vehicles as it is undergoing major structural repairs. The bridge will be closed from:

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William Exton is one of the local contingent racing this weekend.

Sunbelts coming The Cresswell Electrical raceway will play host to more than 60 karters this weekend as part of the annual Sunbelts meet. The meet’s second day is on Sunday, with racing beginning at the raceway at 10am. The first day’s racing is in Nelson on Saturday. Of the six competitive classes being raced, Marlborough has representatives in five of them, led in the juniors by William Exton, Sam Bugler, Cooper Forbes and Bob Marr. In the senior classes Leighton Stanton is flying the flag in the rotax lights and Daniel Bugler in the KZ2 shifter class. Five locals are entered in the rotax heavies class, including Peter Richardson and Tayler Forbes.

Sought after artists exhibit in Havelock In a joint exhibition showcasing nationally recognised artworks, Lionel Jefcoate and Colin Wyn will be showing an unprecedented variety of work, new and old at The Gallery Havelock from May 28 - June 11. Lionel Jefcoate is a master craftsman, well-known amongst the boating fraternity for his superb craftsmanship and his mastery of long-lost skills in working wood, metal and rope. For many years, he maintained a shipbuilding business in Governor’s Bay, before relocating to Havelock. He is recognised nationally, and his eye for design, detail and immaculate craftsmanship means his work is highly prized and sought after. Reluctant to invite attention, he has been persuaded to exhibit some of his unique work in the new Gallery, Havelock, where he is a foundation member. Fellow artist Colin Wynn, official artist for the New Zealand Navy, is an internationally renowned painter, whose work resides in national art collections round the world. A masterful use of light and shade evokes the many moods of subjects as varied as a dhow builder in Bahrain to waves at Kaikoura or the Marlborough Sounds, in a distinctive blend of traditional realism and technical skill. The Gallery Havelock director Jo Downey says the chance to see Lionel’s work alongside Colin’s is too good to miss. “We’ve had a very high degree of interest in Lionel’s work in particular from people who’ve been trying to buy his work for years. “A maritime theme links the two men, with Lionel’s work featuring exquisite woods recycled from ships of a bygone era including teak and sycamore, walnut, mahogony, kauri, rimu and totara.”


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out & about

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Pink Shirt Day

Marlborough’s youth gathered in the Forum for a Pink Shirt function on Friday evening. Pink Shirt Day is an initiative promoting awareness for the eradication of bullying.

 Cam Dawson, 15, and Kerry-Ann Gardner.

 Jackie Jenkins and Gail MacDonald.

Paper Planes competition

 Noah Burtenshaw, 5 and Ryan Spencer, 9.

 The Pauls: Jonathan, 13, Amber-Jaye, 14 and Luke, 13.

Waikawa Bay School held a paper plane competition on Friday afternoon to promote the release of ‘Paper Planes’ in cinemas.

rio Moody, 10. ean Raukawa, 8 and Ma  Dylan Endersby, 10, Oc

Mainland Tactix v Queensland Firebirds

 Tara Thompson, 7, Aroa Al Masri, 7 and Sophia Nunez-Kietzmann, 6.

Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 was a sellout on Sunday night as the Mainland Tactix played the top-of-the-table Queensland Firebirds in netball’s ANZ Championship.

and Riley Foote, 10.  Moana MacDonald, 10

 Sharon and Nicholas Elr ick, 9.

Emily Cross.  Tracey Cross, Stacey Mitchell and

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Wednesday May 27, 2015

Sport inbrief

CRICKET Marlborough-born Ben Wheeler has been called into the Black Caps squad for the upcoming one-day international series in England. The left-arm fast-bowler, who plays domestically for the Central Stags, replaces domestic team-mate Adam Milne, who has failed to recover from the heel injury he sustained during the World Cup. This is Wheeler’s first-call up to a full Black Caps squad. He was part of the test party currently in England as cover for the players arriving late from the Indian Premier League, and took 5-18 in a warm-up match against Somerset earlier in the tour.

Tactix goal attack Bailey Mes looks to make a pass.

Tactix fall short in Blenheim By Adam Poulopoulos The Mainland Tactix are still winless in this year’s ANZ Championship after being beaten 68-43 by the table-topping Queensland Firebirds in Blenheim on Sunday night. A capacity crowd of 1100 turned up to Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 to see the committed Tactix fall short against a powerful, clinical Firebirds outfit. The Firebirds won every quarter, and used their towering Jamaican Romelda Aitken to good effect throughout the evening. The Tactix defensive contingent found it difficult to cope with the six-foot five-inch goal shoot’s height and physicality, as she was

RUGBY Marlborough Boys’ College have thumped Waimea College 54-10 in their latest UC Championship match. They play Rangiora High School this weekend.

Tactix captain Anna Thompson

fed almost at will by the Firebirds mid court. Aitken only shot at 78 per cent, but still finished with 52 goals, down in some part to her claiming numerous offensive rebounds. The Firebirds corralled 13 offensive rebounds in total, while the Tactix did not register one. The Tactix started each quarter strongly, buoyed by the vociferous home support, but were unable to maintain the intensity throughout each period. The Firebirds led 37-24 at half-time. For the Tactix, Malawi goal shoot Mwai Kumwenda put in an eye-catching display, and she and goal attack Bailey Mes shot a

Tactix goal shoot Mwai Kumwenda and Firebirds captain and goal keep Laura Geitz. combined 86 per cent. Wing attack Keshia Grant also put in an industrious performance, playing the full game and notching seven assists without turning the ball over. Sunday’s trip was the second the Tactix have made to Blenheim this season, after their 66-51 defeat to the West Coast Fever on April 12. The result leaves the Tactix with a 0-12 record in this year’s competition. They finish off their season in Christchurch against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on Sunday night. More photos page 18

Brook Reeve has been selected to the 2015 MotorSport New Zealand Elite Academy. Reeve will attend a one-week livein camp in Dunedin at the end of next month, before embarking on a tailored twelve-month follow up package to ensure he retains and develops on what is learnt in camp. Reeve was last year’s Speedsport Scholarship recipient, and finished as rookie of the year in this year’s New Zealand Formula First Championship.


Sheat to wear fern By Adam Poulopoulos After a stellar New Zealand Championships meet in Wellington where she picked up two silver medals, sprinter Lucy Sheat will have the chance to represent her country later in the year. The Marlborough Girls’ College Year 11 student has been selected for the New Zealand athletics team to contest the Commonwealth Youth Games, to be held in Apia, Samoa from September 5-12. Lucy was one of 48 New Zealand track and field athletes to apply for the team, but one of five to be selected. She will contest the 100 metres and 200 metres at the event, the same events where she picked up silver at March’s nationals. She says she was shortlisted by the New Zealand Olympic Committee about a month ago, and had to keep her selection a secret for a few days after being notified recently. “It was kinda hard. My coach (Dennis Kale) texted me, telling me to check my email when I could. “It was pretty cool.” She says her main goals are to reach a final and to run personal bests, but she knows the competition will be tough. “I’ve got to go out there and be competitive, not just to compete.” One of Lucy’s main challenges will be to come out of her off-season to compete in temperatures which are expected to be about



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The Sun

Wednesday May 27, 2015

LAST FIVE DAYS $759,500 was spent on knee replacements during 2014.

Hips and knees top list for surgery Figures released yesterday show hips, knees, bowels and eyes topped the list of claims Southern Cross Health Society paid to people from the Nelson Marlborough region in 2014. Aside from the usual imaging and tests that would be expected to feature in the top five, over $962,000 was paid out for hip replacements, $759,500 for knee replacements, $470,500 for colonoscopies and over $469,500 for cataracts. Peter Tynan, Southern Cross Health Society Chief Executive, says there are many conditions that require complex and expensive treatment. “While we all hope we will never need these treatments, you just never know what’s around the corner and it highlights what a valuable safety net health insurance can be.” Nationally, Southern Cross Health Society paid 2.3 million claims in the last calendar year with a combined value of $803,400,000.

Though just 7 per cent or 163,370 of those claims were for elective surgery they accounted for 73 per cent of costs. And like government figures, the number and cost of surgeries funded each year by Southern Cross keep climbing. For example, in the last five years we have had 23 per cent growth in the number of surgeries funded and a 32 per cent increase in the associated costs. Peter stressed that although the claims received vary greatly depending on age and gender - all ages benefit from having health insurance - making it an investment from cradle to grave. “We tend to see more tooth extractions for those aged under 30, for women aged 31-40 endometriosis surgery is predominant and after 50 years, hip and knee replacements, colonoscopies, cataract extraction and skin lesion removals are in high demand.

Neilly Rich returns Former Blenheim man and rising country star Matthew McNeilly and his fiance Amelia Richards are coming home for a one-night performance at The Yard Bar on June 6 from 9pm. There they will be performing their latest single Together With You, a duet written about how they see their relationship described through country music. Photo provided.

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