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By Adam Poulopoulos A Marlborough parent says she has taken her daughter out of swimming lessons for the winter due to draughty, cold conditions at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. Leah Rendle takes her two-and-a-half year-old daughter to lessons, but says the draught her daughter feels by the paddling pool after her lessons is severe. She says she experiences a similar problem in the family changing room, where her daughter’s lips have turned blue because of the cold. Leah says the water temperature could be warmer too. “They’re (the pools) not particularly warm, but it’s all right and you get used to it. “We go to the aquatic centre over in Richmond and it’s nice and toasty-warm.” Another woman, who declined to be named, says she has used the stadium’s two-metre-deep sports pool for about a year due to arthritis. HAPPY: Ben Mapp, 9, and Sarah Mapp, 8, before their swimming lesson at Stadium 2000 yesterday.

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Cold air hampers swimmers Continued from Page 1. “It’s OK in summer, but now it’s cold and when you travel from out of town you expect to get into a warm pool. “I know a lot of ladies with physical problems who used to go and have stopped, and it was probably because of that.” Not everyone agrees the pools are too cold. Jenny Mapp brings son Ben, 9 and Sarah, 8, in for lessons from the Waihopai Valley. She says the kids have no problem with the water tem-

perature. “They just do what they’re told. They run around at home with bare feet in the winter and don’t take much notice.” Stadium 2000 CEO Paul Tredinnick agrees the draught is a problem, and says installation work on a door at the pool entrance has begun. He says the idea was to create a less humid environment, but in the process too much air was being pushed out and a draught had been created.

He says a solution could be in place at the end of next month. Regarding the water temperatures, Paul says they are measured at least three times daily, and there was no record of missing their targets. Paul says the targets are on the warmer side when measured nationwide. They range from 27 degrees Celsius in the sports pool to 38°C in the spa. The targets have remained unchanged since the stadium opened, and do not include the

unheated outdoor pool. The heated pools are warmed by a ground water heat pump supplemented by a diesel boiler. Paul says they could make a change if the public wholly supported it. “If we found people want them a lot hotter, we have some heating up our sleeve. “However, the energy cost would go ballistic and if we did change it the community would have to pay for it.”

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About 10 0 people were at the Marlborough Vintage Car Club at Brayshaw Park to celebrate the launch of ‘Garages of Marlborough.’ Four generations of John May’s family. Stand- The book, co-written by John May and ing: Cheryl Sowman and Nina Sowman and Leo McKendry, charts the history of seated: Archie Sowman, 3 months and John motor vehicle garages in Marlborough. himself.

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Police out in force for long weekend Police across Tasman District will be focussed on road safety this coming Queen’s Birthday Weekend. District Road Policing Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews says all available staff will be out on the roads working to keep people safe. He says officers would be checking driver speed, alcohol,

safety belts and distractions. “At this time of year I can’t stress enough how important it is to drive to the conditions and be a bit patient.” He says all drivers stopped should expect to be breath tested. “Our message is simple around alcohol – if you’re drinking, don’t drive. Plan before you go out how you are going to get home safely.”

The usual four km speed tolerance will also be enforced over the holiday weekend. “All of the crash statistics show us that speed is the one factor that impacts most on the severity of people’s injuries in a crash. If everyone slows down then everyone has a much better chance of getting home again,” he says. “Our focus in road policing is to

reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads and every person who gets behind the wheel of a car has a role to play in that. I encourage all drivers to think about the choices they make and the consequences those choices could have.” The official holiday period begins at 4pm on Friday 29 May and ends at 6am on Tuesday 2 June.

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WOODY PIG HUNT The weigh-in will be held at the Woodbourne Tavern on Sunday from 1pm, with prize giving at 4:30pm. There will be plenty of spot prizes and competitions during the day, with some of the proceeds going benefiting Renwick girl Honor Hocquard.

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SCOTCH/RENAISSANCE FUNDRAISER Scotch Bar and Renaissance Brewing are joining forces to hold a fundraising evening for earthquake-hit Nepal next week. On Tuesday, June 2, Scotch will be taking $10 donations and offering $5 Renaissance pints all night, with four beers on offer. All the proceeds are going to Nepalese villages.

Blenheim Model Aero Club members Richard and Alf with their planes which will be flying at this weekend’s event. Photo provided.

Ready for weekend fly in By Celeste Lodewyk For anyone who likes model aeroplanes, Ara Vineyard on State Highway 63 is the place to be this weekend. The annual ‘Fly-In’ event is being

held by the Blenheim Model Aero Club on Saturday and Sunday from 9am. Featuring will be a variety of large scale models, including those owned by club member Noel Baker as well

as planes brought to Marlborough by visiting model enthusiasts. The club warmly welcomes the public to go along and watch the Fly-In and to mix and mingle with members and ask questions.

There is no charge to attend and there will be a sausage sizzle and tea and coffee available. If you would like to know more about the club visit their website

CONTAINER ON THE MOVE Marlborough’s container of supplies for the people of Vanuatu is set to begin its journey to the Cyclone Pam-ravaged country next week. The container has spent most of its time outside John’s Kitchen at the Crossroads where people have been able to donate, amongst other things, building materials and tools for the rebuild. The container leaves for Auckland today and will be on its way to Port Vila on Thursday.

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BELINDA WINS AWARD Former Marlborough resident Belinda Darrell was awarded a rising star award at the Leading Property Managers of New Zealand awards last week. Belinda now works at B & N Properties in Ashburton. She moved to Marlborough in 1999, arriving with her family from South Africa. She attended Marlborough Girls’ College and NMIT before moving to Christchurch in 2011, and Ashburton two years later.

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Twenty-six years at the helm

By Adam Poulopoulos A desire to spend more time with family and friends was the main trigger for Richard Gilbert to sell the Powerboat Centre after 26 years in charge. Richard and partner Dianne Kennedy’s final day on Grove Road is today, while new owner Pete Walters’s first day of trading is the Tuesday after Queen’s Birthday Weekend. It is the end of an era for Richard, who worked for Powerboat Centre in his home town, Christchurch, before relocating to Blenheim. He built the local Powerboat Centre and started it in October 1989. Before working at the Christchurch Powerboat Centre Richard was a spray painter and owned a clothing business, and he says he has been a business owner for about the last four decades. “I’ve always been at the coalface,” he says. “It’s time to put my energy back into family and friends who I have neglected for some time.” In 26 years Richard says he has had great customers and made good friends, but the business has not been without its difficulties. He says the recession and blue cod regulations saw him reduce the number of staff in the business. “The saying is you cut the cloth to suit.

Richard Gilbert is stepping away from the Powerboat Centre after 26 years in charge.

“They were probably two things to hit every business and every industry.” Richard has tried to sell the business “for about four or five years.” With the market improving, he put it back on the market at the end of last year and received interest. “Last summer a lot of people said they had

never seen so much boating activity out on the water,” he says. Richard and Dianne are moving to Christchurch to be closer to family and explore new opportunities, although he says his next move will not be into retail. New owner Pete Walter’s is also the owner of Marlborough Marine at Koromiko.

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HOTELS GIVE BACK The Quality Hotel Marlborough is giving $2 to Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand from every night stayed in the hotel this week. The arrangement is to celebrate parent business Choice Hotel’s two-year partnership with Cystic Fibrosis NZ, and includes all Choice Hotel properties around the country.

By Adam Poulopoulos A dressmaker and designer who has recently returned to Blenheim says she sees a great need for the expertise she provides. Jeanette Neeley, who grew up and trained in Auckland and has spent the last few years in Christchurch, operates out of her Dillons Point Road home. She spent a previous stint in Blenheim, based in George Street, before making the

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Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June 2015 Marlborough District Council, Blenheim office will be closed on Queen’s Birthday. Kerbside Collection: Rubbish and recycling scheduled to be collected on Queen’s Birthday; Monday 1 June will be collected on Tuesday 2 June 2015. Please have your recycling crate and Council rubbish bags placed on the kerb by 7.30 am. Transfer Station hours: Blenheim Transfer Station, Resource Recovery, Re-use Centres and Greenfingers’ Compost will be open between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm. The E-Waste Collection Facility will be closed. Picton Transfer Station will be open between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. Havelock Transfer Station will be open between 8.00 am and 2.00 pm. Seddon, Rai Valley and Wairau Valley Transfer Stations will be closed. Library Services: The Blenheim and Picton Libraries will be closed.

Rates Rebate Reminder Low income earner applications must be received by 30 June 2015 Don’t forget to claim a rates rebate if you haven’t applied since August last year (2014). If you are a low income earner – that includes retired people – remember to apply to the Council to see if you qualify for a rates rebate. Applications for this rating year (2014-2015) must be received by the Council no later than 30 June 2015. You may apply for a Rates Rebate if: • Your name is on the rates account and • You were living at the property on 1 July 2014 and • The property you pay rates for is your main place of residence and • The total income (before tax) of you, your partner and any joint owner is low. You will need to provide: • Details of your income, before tax, for the year ending 31 March 2014, and • Your 2014-2015 rates invoice. For more information, visit the Blenheim Council Office or the Picton Service Centre or contact Council, Ph: 03 520 7400 so one of our Customer Services Officers can explain whether or not you will qualify for the rebate and advise if you have already made an application for this rating year. Temporary Bridge Closure Hodder River Suspension Bridge 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: 25 May 2015 to 13 July 2015 There is another 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. Please check the Marlborough District Council website for updates – The Hodder Bridge is located 55.1 km up the Awatere Valley road. For further information please contact Marlborough Roads, Ph: 03 520 8330.

Cuppa for a Charity in the Chamber Councillors Jenny Andrews, Jessica Bagge, Cynthia Brooks and Laressa Shenfield hosted their second ‘cuppa for a cause’ in the Council Chamber - the guests this year were those who have worked to support women with breast cancer in Marlborough. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman welcomed the guests, acknowledging the enormous amount of voluntary work that is done to support the community. “The afternoon tea is just a small way for us to acknowledge the work of women in the region and to raise

funds for a good cause while at the same time bringing people into the Council Chamber, some of whom have never stepped inside the door before,” said Councillor Jenny Andrews. The women councillors provided the afternoon tea, raising $462 for the Cancer Society.

National Litter Survey This is not the untidiest place in the country but there is plenty of room to clean up our act. Blenheim is one of eight urban areas surveyed as part of a national litter survey, the first time such a survey has been done for more than a decade. The survey was done by the Public Place Recycling Scheme, which looked at eight towns and cities. The results showed that, nationwide, food packaging is the most common type of bulky, visible litter, followed by drinks bottles.

Taking into account the smallest items of litter, like cigarette butts and broken glass, the survey showed an average of 914 pieces of litter per one thousand square metres. Blenheim compares well

with the national average except in the level of litter generated by drinks packaging – the number of glass and plastic bottles littering our town. Council is currently investigating how Public

Place Recycling could be expanded here as part of its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. Enquiries to MDC Solid Waste Manager Alec McNeil, Ph: 03 520 7400.

Marlborough attracts interest at TRENZ Councillor Jamie Arbuckle with Destination Marlborough’s trade development manager Wendy Desiles talk about the tourism attractions of Marlborough to a travel buyer from the United States at this month’s TRENZ conference at Rotorua – the trade show where the tourism sector promotes itself to

travel industry reps from around the world. Rated Marlborough’s top tourist attraction – the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum – received extra exposure at TRENZ this year with the Prime Minister’s announcement of $1.5M government funding for expansion of the Museum to house World War Two exhibits.

Positive ageing Marlborough’s population is changing with a growing number in the older age brackets. The District Council takes this trend into account when considering policy. Older people are a valued and important part of our community and there are various ways that the Council offers help to this group, including: • Library services - large print and talking books are available and books

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can be delivered to those who are unable to visit the library. • Transport - the Blenheim Bus, with free travel for senior citizens, is available five and a half days a week serving the north and south sides of town. The Council’s Older Persons Forum helped get this service established. • Total mobility scheme - subsidised taxi travel is available to those who can no longer drive

and who qualify for this assistance. The Council oversees this scheme in conjunction with the New Zealand Transport Agency. • Rates rebates - there is a sliding scale of rates rebates available, depending on age and income. More information is available at the Council, either in printed form or from a customer service staff member at the front counter. • Housing for the elderly

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- some Council-owned units are rented to elderly people who meet the criteria. There is a waiting list but enquiries can be made at the Council. The Council’s Older Persons Forum meets monthly to discuss issues affecting older people living in our Marlborough community. It helps keep the Council in touch with the needs and wishes of our ageing population.

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I absolutely agree! Over summer I take my toddler weekly for lessons. We stop going in the colder months as the pools and family changing rooms are drafty and cold. Whoever put the toddler pool right in front of a drafty entryway obviously didn’t think Not exempt Plain black police car , driven by grey haired it through. woman outside Countdown at 11.30 on Tues- The couple of times we have been in winter day should know to STOP when pedestrians has resulted in colds. are on crossing. Aquatic Centre in Nelson is beautifully warm. Ticket? Leah MDC no dog bags at Monro St river end for five days now. Whose running this show?

Stadium 2000 pool needs to turn up the water temperature. No wonder our rates are high in Picton as it Its winter and the water is always cold in the takes forever to build a simple toilet block down two metre deep pool. at Shelly beach, like the bus shelter they built. Its not fair especially when we have disabilities. The cold water is not kind on our bodies. Please do something about it. Seriously considering not using it if it continues. User pays There is a drive to put internet cafes out of Not fair. business. Regular pool user So why are non residents getting free services at the library? Butterflies? Surely the ratepayers should be free and in Shortsighted to kill the mantis as they help us business model sense charge others. so much in keeping down pests. They buy and eat at McD’s or cafes. The library Just move them well away from swan plants. is big enough then! Oops I forgot its the MDC! Touring overseas Every creature is here for a reason even if we humans don’t like it. finds this internet practice! Even the brain dead quadbiker who destroyed Think outside the bridge boundaries! the play field at Henderson St Park! Ctrl Alt Del.

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Feet feel great Many thanks 2 monique at podiatry works. Such quality service with a smile. Feet felt great. Absolutely recommend this professional clinic.

Not a good look Watching our rugby team playing Central on Saturday and one of central players was walking up and down the side line smoking. Not good for their club. Could be smoke free park.

Best wishes Best wishes to Richard & Diane from powerboat I see they are moving on.

Amazing job Really enjoying watching the rebirth of two old houses in town. The Art Deco house in Redwood Street and wooden house on cnr Scott and Stephenson Street . You guys are doing a great job, they look amazing!

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Smoke free? The council should consider making the Picton water front smoke free. My husband and I took our eight month old daughter to the Picton foreshore for a nice day out. Some people were smoking, not far from where we were having our picnic. The foreshore is a family friendly area, people are there to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Second hand cigarette really ruins this. Wellington is making their water front smoke free. Its time we do it too.

Good for some Once again supermarkets advertising spend $200, save 40cents on fuel. Great for people who can afford that. I can only afford $70 for both me and my son, as I’m on an invalids benefit.

Making matters worse Jackson’s and old Renwick Rds - there was nothing wrong with it the way it was. I use it every day and you can bet every day some clown will not STOP at STOP sign. This will just make it worse.

Well done Arthur Devine salon moving into Lowlife thief To the person who stole my sons bike outside town. New World on Saturday afternoon thanks now Back where you belong. he has no way of getting to work at 5 o’clock in the morning. Pleased for Arthur & Rick. Good move, best hairdresser in town.

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Speeders watch out It would be interesting to know how many people are concerned with the number of speeders racing past stopped School buses. Police in Tasman clock and record speeders from the back of school buses, so only a matter of time?

Please look Sitting in town by the clock tower I was amazed at the number of people, cyclists, and moped users who simply go straight out on to the pedestrian crossing with not a care. 100 pounds is easy to stop than 1Ö2 ton of car! Please do as we teach our kids; stop, look left, right, left. Drivers care, you can help.

Same old same old Oh well. Once again, they talk about snow on the news, their top story. Happens every year. Suppose it’s better than talking about our levy controlling, imperial government, and other countries.

Children in bars Time and time again we hear of changes to raise the drink limit to 20 ..more tax on alcohol. No alcohol sponsorships. ...however there is never any mention of children in bars . Who can see the effects alcohol has on some people. Surely the learning should start with no children in a place that serves alcohol to start with!!

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Gift for premature babies Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk There are many challeges faced by parents of premature babies, but one local organisation aims to help by making a warm donation. The Renwick Plunket Group has been busy making merino blankets for Wairau Hospital’s neonatal ward, which are being offered to families free of charge. “We hope this can be a continuous project as the benefits of using merino fabric are wonderful, particularly to babies. It really is one of those miracle fabrics,” Renwick Plunket Group co-ordinator Wendy Adam says. This is something she knows first hand after having had premature twin boys. “It was important to keep them warm so they could grow, and what I loved most about

using merino was that it helped to regulate the babies body temperature. “Merino produces warmth in winter without overheating and it keeps your baby cooler on summer nights because it draws moisture off the skin to the outside of the fabric,” she says. The group has been making and selling merino blankets for a number of years as a way of fundraising to help provide an accessible Plunket nurse clinic service and weekly Plunket playgroup in Renwick. The sales also enable the group to be able to gift blankets to the neonatal ward. The Renwick Plunket Group has a Facebook page from which it sells the merino blankets at $40 each or two for $75. Visit for more information.

Baby Jada Maslin, pictured with her father Tony after her birth in March, is wrapped in a merino blanket purchased from Renwick Plunket Group.

Patients getting better service says minister Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show Nelson Marlborough DHB is making good progress. “These results are a credit to the health professionals in Nelson and Marlborough,” says Dr Coleman. “Ninety six per cent of emergency department patients in NMDHB were admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours. “Nationally the shorter stays in emergency departments target has been met for the first time – despite the increasing number of patients presenting to emergency departments.” Meeting the target is a significant achievement. “It is a tribute to the staff in Nelson and Marlborough. We know that emergency departments only work well when the rest of the hospital is working well too.” NMDHB surpassed the 100 per cent elective surgery target by four per cent. “DHBs remain focused on reducing waiting times for elective first specialist assessments

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I’m inspired by... Probably my whole family -and all in different ways. They are great examples of strength and confidence, and keep me entertained. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? Photos probably, or anything sentimental. Who would you love to have a meal with?

My grandma, so much to catch her up on!


What would you spend your last $100 on? Wine, for a night with my friends and family! What’s next on your wish list? To buy our first home.. nothing major. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? My fiancé and I are expecting a baby in early October, and we are getting married at the end of January, typical Kelsi style to do it all at once.

Have you become smokefree yet? Everyday and everywhere, the message ‘Smokefree’ is enforced throughout the Marlborough community. One great example is when the Marlborough Cancer Society challenged the community to stand up against smoking in cars. Organisations like the Cancer Society dedicate their time and resources to the fight against smoking and the harmful effects of second hand smoke on those around you, but the question remains... have you become smokefree yet? Today is World Smokefree Day (known elsewhere in the world as World No Tobacco Day), and is annually promoted in New Zealand on May 31. This year’s WSFD theme is ‘It’s

Spot the smoker! Healthy lungs on the left, and the lungs of a smoker on the right.

about whanau’ and is about encouraging and supporting friends, families and whanau to quit, creating environments where their children are free from exposure to second hand smoke.


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Parents, whanau and caregivers can make positive changes to the environment children are growing up in, even if they smoke. Talking to their children about smoking and establishing smoke-

free rules like not smoking around children, keeping the house and car smokefree is a fantastic start and a step in the right direction to protecting their children. WSFD promotes taking control to quit now and supporting each other to take the steps to become smokefree. It’s a great opportunity to stand together as a family or a community and show your support to the future of this country and the health of future generations. Use the day as an opportunity to work together to achieve the goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025, encouraging and supporting more people to quit to have a future in which our children and grandchildren will enjoy tobacco-free lives.

Blenheim has few litter hotspots Discarded drink bottles have been pinpointed as one of the biggest sources of litter around Blenheim. A national survey of eight centres, including Blenheim, confirmed that food and drinks packaging is a major source of litter. In Blenheim, drinks packaging made up 25% of litter, compared with the 19% average figure shown across the eight towns and cities. The survey, conducted by the Public Place Recycling Scheme is an industry-funded initiative promoting recycling, supported by 30 councils around the country including the MDC. The Scheme aims to reduce packaging litter by 10% by 2020 and is promoting more recycling opportunities and more anti-litter education to meet this target. Marlborough District Council solid waste manager Alec McNeill says more recycling ideas are being examined as part of Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. “We would like to see more people getting easier access to recycling services around Marlborough.

We’ve already calculated that we could save up to 400 tonnes of domestic waste going into the landfill each year by building up recycling opportunities in our townships and we could also consider recycling away from home in public places such as the Blenheim and Picton CBDs and the Picton foreshore.” “The Public Place Recycling Scheme puts emphasis on having recycling bins located in the right places and next to rubbish bins. The recycling bins need to be both practical for emptying and clearly marked to tell the public which material goes in which bin.” Mr McNeill says, by and large, Blenheim was a clean and tidy town but there were some litter hotspots and broken glass was a perennial problem. “The fact that there is not a huge amount of litter around on our streets may just suggest that we have a pretty good service from our street-cleaning contractor. But it would be even better if it became unacceptable to drop litter in the first place.”

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- WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE Friday 29 Circus Aotearoa A uniquely Kiwi Circus, A&P Park 7pm, Cash Only, 90 action packed awe inspiring minutes! to book online www.circusaotearoa. Rarangi–Whites Bay Track Walk The Rarangi–Whites Bay Track is a tramping track which must be walked both ways unless transport is arranged. It zigzags up from Whites Bay to the Port Underwood Road through a pine plantation, and then follows the road for about 500 m before descending to Rarangi, near the Monkey Bay track.

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.

Sunday 31

Picton Museum 10am - 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283.

Circus Aotearoa A uniquely Kiwi Circus, A&P Park 12pm & 5pm, Cash Only, 90 action packed awe inspiring minutes! to book online

Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am - 4pm.

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 Diversion Gallery Open 12pm - 5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton, Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or

Taylor River Trail Burleigh Bridge to Taylor Dam, the full length between Burleigh Bridge and the Taylor Dam is approx 5 km, however, there are various points to enter and exit between these two points, the trail is of an off-road nature for the entire length but the terrain is generally flat and considered easy going for most.

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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 on Taylor Pass Road or via the popular Stockyard Track. Most tracks are on steeper terrain more suited to experienced riders. Conders Bend Mountain Bike Park Is located next to the Wairau River, Renwick side with approximately 6 kms of curved largely flat track. Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 The multi-purpose Stadium, incorporates facilities for squash, basketball, tennis, volleyball, a state-of-the-art gymnasium. Indoor lane pools, leisure pool, children’s pool, lazy river, sauna, steam room and spa/hydrotherapy pool. Kinross Street, Blenheim, ph 577 8300. 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.

If you have an event email Tash at The Sun

Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am - 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. Ph 577 6784 or

Marlborough’s Top Talent Grand Final evening will be a fantastic event showcasing Marlborough’s Top Talent which could include magicians, dancers, singers, acrobats, jugglers, cultural performers. Floor Pride Civic Theatre, Corner of Queen and Arthur Street, Blenheim, 7.30pm. Ciaram Granger Australian based blues and roots artist based in the lush hills of Adelaide has announced his debut international tour this May touring across New Zealand. Le Cafe Picton, 12-14 London Quay, Picton, 7.30pm. Circus Aotearoa A uniquely Kiwi Circus, A&P Park 2pm & 7pm, Cash Only, 90 action packed awe inspiring minutes! to book online 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.

Marlborough Scooter Group Monthly get together at the Cafe De Vour ( formerly Annie’s) SH 1 at 10.00 am, anyone with a motor scooter or an interest in motor scooters welcome to attend. For more info

Ulysses Ride Short afternoon ride, destination to be decided on the day. Meet at the Railway Station (south end) at 12.45pm leaving at 1pm. ‘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 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.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Gypsy Day Thousands of farm animals and hundreds of households will be on the move, as farms change hands, sharemilkers, farm staff and managers take up new contracts, Gypsy day is a fairly unique part of the Kiwi farming calendar. It marks the end of the 2014/15 season and the start of 2015/16. 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 1pm - 4pm. 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, MonFri 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat/Sun 1pm - 4pm.

Up & Coming 7 June Fly Fishing & Fly Casting We are a group of Fly Casting enthusiasts who meet to improve our skills. 10am - 12pm at Burleigh Park (Carter Merchants Wood Yard/ Burleigh Bridge) Bring your own Fly Rod, Line, leader and a drink for half time for more info ph 577 9505. 11-14 June Cancer Society Book Fair 2 Alfred Street (CNR Grove Rd) 10am-5pm Phone 579 4379 4 July Rainbow Ski Area Opening Day.

Picton Cinemas A Royal Night Out (M)

Daily 10.00am, 2.00, 5.30pm

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission.

Boy Choir (PG) New

Thurs, Fri, Tues, Wed: 11.45am, 3.30, 5.30, 7.15pm Sat, Sun, Mon: 3.30, 5.30, 7.15pm

It Follows (R16) New

Daily 11.30am, 3.15, 7.00pm

Mad Max: Fury Road (R16)

Daily 12.00, 7.15pm

Associated Modellers Society. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm - 4pm $2.

Paper Planes (G) New

Thurs, Fri, Tues, Wed: 10.15am, 3.35pm Sat, Sun, Mon: 10.15, 11.45am, 3.45pm

Pitch Perfect 2 (M)

Daily: 1.30pm

Testament of Youth (M) New

Daily 9.30am, 1.15, 5.00pm

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Coming Soon Entourage (TBC) Film star Vince Chase and his

Circus Aotearoa A uniquely Kiwi Circus, A&P Park 2pm, Cash Only, 90 action packed awe inspiring minutes! to book online www.circusaotearoa.

cronies take on Hollywood $10 Tuesdays

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Saturday 30th May @ 7.30pm Adult $22.00 Conc (65+) $17.00 Child (u16) $12.00 Student $17.00 Family (2a,2c) $58.00

Sunday 28th June @ 2.00pm Adult $20.00 Conc(65+) $15.00 Child (u18) $8.00

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Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ 7.00pm UT Admit One $71.90 SOLD O

2ND SHOW FOSTER AND ALLEN Purchase from The Floor Pride Civic Theatre or Take Note, Picton PHONE (03) 520 8560, Prices include booking fee Some Fees May Apply

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 @ 5.00pm Admit One 71.90

Tue 28th July – Sat 1st Aug 2015 @ 7.30pm Saturday 1st August 2015 @ 2.00pm Opening Night Special Prices Adult $32.00 Conc (65+) $27.00 Student $22.00 Wed 29th July – Sat 1st Aug Adult $37.00 Conc (65+) $32.00 Student $24.00

ISLA GRANT FAREWELL TOUR Friday 21st August 2015 @ 7.30pm Admit One $71.00

NZSO – CLASSICAL HITS 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

SOUTH PACIFIC Thursday 8th October 2015 @ 8.00pm EarlyBird Admit One $81.90 (1st 100 tickets) Admit One $87.00 • (03) 520 8560

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

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Fight for Life By Jacob Page These are precious moments for proud new parents Richard Vuletich and Bex Smith with newborn daughter Amelia after an 18-month battle with cancer that is far from over. For Marlburian, Bex, 35, the daughter of Blenheim community constable Russ Smith and former real estate agent Jackie Herkt, and Northlander, Richard, their daughter’s arrival on January 4 “has been a bright light in a dark time” as Richard continues to battle cancer which sees him largely bed-ridden.

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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Three lunchboxes, three drink bottles and three red uniforms are stacked up neatly as Blenheim triplets Tyler, Lucas, and Brooklyn Mulitalo count down to the start of the 2015 school year. For Blenheim mother Jessica Maffey it’s extra busy in her household as she prepares her triplets for their second year at Redwoodtown School. Continued page 2 Triplets Tyler, Lucas, and Brooklyn Mulitalo are ready for school.

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public notice AGM Marlborough Civic Orchestra. Saturday 13 June 2015 3pm at Wesley Centre. Henry Street.

TEN PIN Bowling. Open 7 days. Phone 5784851 to book a lane now. CRAFT FAIR. Havelock Town Hall, May 30th, 31st June 1st, 10am - 4pm daily, FREE ENTRY, Suppor ting Havelock Youth St John Group.

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

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.

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

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Face to Face Beauty Advice $25 Skincare & Makeup appointment Includes a free Mascara Contact: Lorna at Beauty Calls 021 930 599

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:

Picton Village Bakery Stores in Blenheim and Picton will be closed for annual maintenance from the 1 June - 15 June. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Hodder Bridge is located 55.1km up the Awatere Valley Road.



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BUTCHERY 2IC/BUTCHER We are very proud of our Butchery at New World Blenheim. We have a strong focus on quality, range, a well presented serve over and customer service excellence. We are looking for a person to support our Butchery Manager and to help continue the success of this department. The successful applicant will be able to assist the manager in all aspects of department operation and will lead the department in the Managers absence. Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include: • Leadership • Maintaining the high standards of all our meat products • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels • Attention to detail • Dedication to customer service • Honest & Reliable • Team Player This position is a great opportunity for a motivated, confident, team player who enjoys the challenges of meat retailing. While a working knowledge of supermarket meat retailing is desired, it is not essential and full training will be given. Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant reflective of performance and experience. If you have what we are looking for and are ready to take on an exciting new challenge working with a passionate team of people, then apply right now. Please email cover letter & CV to Overseas applicants must hold New Zealand Citizenship or New Zealand Permanent Residency. Applications close Tues 30th June 2015.


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In NZ, Foley Family Wines comprises of four awardwinning wineries – Vavasour, Grove Mill, Te Kairanga and Martinborough Vineyard. At FFW people are passionate about making great wine that people love to drink around the world and every employee contributes to achieving this. We have an opportunity for a Bottling and Warehouse Manager to join our small team based at our Grove Mill Winery. The successful applicant will need • Operations Management and leadership skills, preferably gained in the wine industry • Strong mechanical aptitude including machine set up and operation • Experience in hands-on training and coaching creating a team environment. • Forklift license • To demonstrate positive leadership behaviours to continue to build team engagement and drive results • Excellent planning and organising skills • To have a can-do attitude and a customer service focus. • Mechanical or electrical engineering background/Trade Qualification an advantage If this sounds like you, please email your CV to Rebecca Wheeler, People & Safety Manager Applications close Friday 12 June. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit

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Would you like to be part of an organisation that supports the safety and wellbeing of women, children and families? We are looking for a person to join our team that works at times in a high crisis area and has the following attributes: • A tertiary qualification in social work or willingness to work towards this if required • Clear analysis of domestic and sexual violence • Clear understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles, knowledge and respect for tikanga and kaupapa Maori - ability to work with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds • Knowledge, understanding and evidence of working in an empowerment model of service delivery • Excellent communication skills • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills • Current full drivers licence. Full refuge training and support will be given. A job description is available on request, please send CV and cover letter to: before 5pm on June 8, 2015

HELP YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND GET PAID FOR IT! This role involves delivering and setting up simple but essential equipment to help relieve pain and suffering for people in your local hospital; a part-time 24/7 day service that pays well but also gives you plenty of down time to relax and enjoy your life. This role will be for minimal hours initially (2-3 per week) but working up to more. Glad to hear from anyone including semiretired or older persons keen for an interest, living in proximity to Blenheim Hospital is beneficial. To be considered for this position you must: • Have a full drivers licence • Being physically fit is essential as some lifting is involved • Have a friendly professional manner and presence • Show good face to face customer service • Be a team player with motivation • Strong at time management • Have empathy If you have a warm, friendly and professional manner we would love to hear from you. Please email all applications to

OpShop Manager Part Time (Fixed Term Position) SPCA Marlborough is the foremost animal welfare organisation operating throughout Marlborough region. As a charity, we are entirely dependant on funds raised from within our community through local fundraising, donations, bequests and of course, our OpShop. The exciting and challenging position of OpShop Manager has become available and we now seek the right person to continue at the helm. The OpShop is staffed largely by a very passionate and dedicated team of volunteers without whom, this venture would not work. However, every ship needs a captain and the role of Manager is to work closely with that team to ensure best results for the SPCA. We need a person with a mix of talents which includes: • Retail and management experience • Results driven • Knowledge of working within a charitable environment • Effective communication with a wide range of people • The highest standard of honesty and integrity • Knowledge of the value of a wide range of household and personal items • A flexible approach to employment • Ability and desire to provide quality customer service • An effective team leader For a current Job Description please call (03) 572-9156, however final conditions including remuneration will be negotiated with the preferred candidate. If this position excites you, please forward your application to OpShop Manager Position PO Box 115, Renwick 7243. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 5 June.


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Friday FACT Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her actual birthday on 21 April. Queen Victoria has had the longest reign of any king or queen in the various kingdoms of the British Isles, since 24 September 1896. On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will, if still reigning, surpass the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

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FIFA arrests made Football world governing body FIFA is one of the world’s most powerful sporting identities, thought for years to be beyond reproach or question. All that changed this week. Seven FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering, earlier this week, with 14 indicted altogether. They are alleged to have enriched themselves through the worldwide corruption of football. President Sepp Blatter was not one of those arrested. US attorney-general Loretta Lynch has stated the alleged corruption is “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted,” both in America

at the helm. Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, who is running against him, has been quick to emphasise the need for change. FIFA has long been dogged by corruption rumours, and officials say the arrests are just the beginning of the investigation. The arrests threaten to overshadow the FIFA under-20 men’s World Cup, which is being held in New Zealand starting tomorrow. The tournament will feature players who all hold hopes of making their full national sides for those tournaments in Russia and Qatar. For Blenheim residents Wellington and Christchurch are the closest host centres.

and abroad. Swiss officials have started their own investigation into the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively. Both investigations were launched simultaneously. Both the Russian and Qatari bids have attracted controversy – Russia for their involvement in the Ukraine, and Qatar for its absurdly high temperatures, and allegations of slave labour and a high casualty count already during the build. FIFA’s presidential elections, scheduled for later this week, will go ahead, although at the time of writing European football representatives UEFA were campaigning to have them cancelled. Blatter is seeking a fifth consecutive term

Friday May 29, 2015

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By Jacob Page Hayden Paddon and Blenheim’s John Kennard may have had to settle for eighth after being involved in a dog-fight for sixth at Rally Portugal, but the duo is still happy with their speed. Paddon described his fourth event of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship season as “an up and down weekend” and, although he’d hoped for a top five result, he’s feeling encouraged by the relative closeness of his times to the rally’s podium finishers. “To put it in context, we were closer to the leaders here compared to last year’s Rally Australia, where we finished sixth, and this year’s Rally Sweden when we secured our best-ever WRC result to date with a fifth place,” Paddon said. Driving for the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team, Paddon and Kennard started Sunday’s short leg of just three special stages in a solid seventh position. But the struggle to find pace on worn tyres meant the Kiwis were forced to settle for eighth overall. “Firstly, I would like to say thanks to the team for fixing the car after our issues with a rock at the end of Saturday, which allowed us to get back out this morning. Our objective was to push through until the end, which we did with no real dramas. Paddon now returns to his European base in Frankfurt and Kennard to his Marlborough vineyard, where the two will continue their preparation for the Italian WRC round running 11 to 14 June.

Air Force league showdown By Adam Poulopoulos The coach of the Woodbourne base rugby league team says spectators will see a full-blooded weekend of action in the annual inter base encounter. Woodbourne will be playing Auckland and Ohakea at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Woodbourne Sports Fields next month. Auckland and Ohakea face off at 3pm on Friday, June 5. Woodbourne play the loser of that game at 2pm on June 6, and the winner at 2pm on June 7. It is the first time in five years the tournament has been held in Blenheim. From the tournament an Air Force team will be selected to contest the inter services tournament in September. Woodbourne coach Alexander Netana

says the prize means his players will be up for the tournament. “It’s not a friendly match as such eh… it’s a real crowd-pleaser. “It (the RNZAF Rugby League Cup) gives them the desire to win.” He says his team will go in as underdogs. “It’s a first start for the majority of the boys to be honest. “We’ve just come together and we’ll hope for the best really.” Woodbourne will be looking to improve on the wooden spoon they won at last year’s event. Also up for grabs are the Cook Strait Cup for the team with the highest standards of sportsmanship and the Keith Dell Cup for the most outstanding player.


BASKETBALL Marlborough’s Hamish Penlington has been named coach of the Tasman Under-17 girls’ basketball team who will play in Auckland in July. The team itself will be named later in the week. Joining them in Auckland is Jake Southey, who has been named in the boys’ squad. Lina Pale, Ella Donald and Billie Watson have all been named in the under-15 girls’ side, with Anzac Rissetto and Renz Narvadez in the boys’ team. Both of those teams play in Wellington in July.


Paddon and Kennard turn heads with speed Wynton Brown, Cam Bailey, Ethan Te Tai and Tevita Puloka at training this week.

Central Pirates have taken out round one of Mayfield Motorworld Senior Division One football, but were pushed all the way by BV Development. Pirates beat Biddy Kate’s Rangers 3-1 on Saturday with Development beating BV Masters 5-1. Both teams finished with a +17 goal difference, but Pirates took it out after scoring one extra goal. Rangers United took out round one in division two, beating Clubs of Marlborough 5-1 on Saturday to finish a point clear of Redwood Renegades and Picton Crow Tavern. The second round gets under way this weekend.

RUGBY None of Marlborough’s division one rugby teams could register a win in the penultimate round-robin round of the Tasman Trophy on Saturday. With the final round this weekend, Waimea Old Boys and Wanderes are comfortably clear in first and second, with Central the best-placed Marlborough team in third. In tomorrow’s round Renwick hosts Marist as part of their centenary celebrations, while all other teams play in Nelson. Central plays Waimea in the curtainraiser to the Crusaders-Hurricanes game at Trafalgar Park tonight.


Special Olympics Marlborough is holding two sausage sizzles this weekend to raise money for Nepal. They will be held at The Warehouse tomorrow and on Monday.

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