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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk This past weekend was a flurry of activity around Marlborough, but one event that drew a large crowd was the Blenheim Model Aero Club’s annual Fly-In held at Ara Vineyard. There was everything from model jets powered by gas turbine jet engines that whizzed across the field, through to helicopters that performed upside down, backwards and 3D flying manoeuvres. Members from clubs outside of Marlborough also took part, with some pitching a tent at the vineyard and staying to enjoy the weekend.

Continued page 2 Siblings James and Alyssa Hill loved seeing the model Tiger Moth De Haviland owned by Noel Baker.

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Crowds flock to model plane day Continued from page 1 While it was clear the members were thoroughly enjoying themselves, the public was too. Families with children lined the edges of the field watching in awe, while others set up a picnic blanket and relaxed for the day. Club president Ken McMillan was thrilled with the huge public

turnout, especially with the number of youth. “I am ecstatic. It’s been a fantastic weekend and great to see so many young here... it’s with them that our future lies,” he says. One of club’s younger members, Tom Leonard had his first ever model out, a Delta Ray jet which he has been flying for three months.

His father Ian who was on hand to support him says the crowd turnout was great and everyone had been very supportive of Tom. Another member who attracted a lot of attention was Noel Baker with his yellow Tiger Moth De Haviland model which he was putting together for Sunday’s flight. He had owned the British model

for 10 years after getting it as a kit, and it took him two years to build it. “The real version of the Tiger Moth is based at Ohakea, is still flying and is owned by the New Zealand Air Force. Many pilots from the second World War trained in them,” he says.

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By Adam Poulopoulos A rental car customer is furious after being slapped with a bill he should not have to pay. Paul Daniels was asked to pay $17.03 in refuelling charges by Apex Car Rentals Picton after his trip from Christchurch to Blenheim recently. He returned the vehicle to Blenheim Airport with a full tank and the fuel needle on full, but received an email informing him of the extra charge. When he asked to see a copy of the refuelling receipt, it showed the vehicle was filled up two and a half hours later in Picton, allegedly by Apex’s Picton Branch Manager Adam Rennick. He says he spoke to Rennick, who gave him the number for Rental Vehicle Association New Zealand president Ian Berrington. Paul says Berrington told them the $25 surcharge in the Apex hire agreement for returning a car without a full tank had been waived, so they were actually paying less than what they should be. But as Paul says the vehicle was full of petrol when dropped off at Blenheim Airport as per the contract. “Why should I pay the fuel for Apex Car Rentals to take the vehicle to Picton?” Speaking to the Sun, Rennick says

Apex Car Rentals in Picton charged a customer $17.03 to drive the vehicle from Blenheim to Picton.

the men had been “ridiculous and unreasonable” about the incident, but declined to comment further. Berrington was supplied with questions from the Sun but had not responded to date. Paul said, “we spoke with Ian (the President) in the hope that he could see this was unfair, however

he seemed to be entertained by the ordeal, saying we should spread it all over the national news and laughing as he said so!” “The most frustrating part was the unprofessionalism of both Adam and Ian who are both branch manager’s with Apex,” said Paul. The Sun spoke with another major

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Disability, education, art and heritage for honours In last weekends Queens Birthday Honours list four Marlburians were recognised, Wendy Coutts, Pru Matthews, Rick Edmonds and Tom Parsons. Mrs Wendy Coutts; The Queen’s Service Medal - QSM For services to disability and the community. Wendy says she felt a great feeling of achievement when she first heard of her QSM award. She can’t remember how many times she has been asked to be involved in committees and also how she managed a young family at the time. “I must be a good timekeeper she chuckles.” Wendys next big project is the 80th celebrations for CCS Disability Action. Wendy is very passionate, especially about getting young people involved with groups/committees. “They are our future she says.” Wendy has contributed to CCS Disability Action in a voluntary capacity since the 1980s and has been active with Speedway New Zealand for more than 30 years. Wendy has held numerous roles within CCS Disability Action including president of the Marlborough Branch, regional chair of Nelson/ Marlborough, regional representative on the National Board for the Central Region, chair of finance of National Board, the first female president of the National Board from 2007 to 2011, and is currently a member of the Board Assets and Liabilities Working Group and a committee member for Nelson/Marlborough. She led the organisation through a major governance review in 2011. She initially joined the Blenheim Eastern States Speedway Club before being elected as a board member of


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Mid Winter Swim This year’s More FM Mid Winter Swim is fast approaching, with spot prizes and awards for best-dressed up for grabs. The event is on Sunday, June 21 at the Picton Foreshore. Registrations begin at noon, with the swim at 1pm. The Rural Fire Brigade will be on site to hose participants down with warm water afterwards.

School spell-a-thon Waikawa Bay School is hosting a spella-thon later this month as part of their whole-school focus on writing. Students are currently collecting sponsorships, or if you would like to make a donation, contact the school office.

Bird conference Birds New Zealand’s 75th Conference & Birds NZ AGM was held in Blenheim over the weekend. The event attracted about 130 delegates from around the country. Wendy Coutts with one of her many witches given to her by clients.

Speedway New Zealand in 2000. She served as president from 2003 to 2007 and continues to serve on the Speedway New Zealand Appeal Panel. Wendy has been President of Diabetes New Zealand Marlborough since 2011, where she has contributed to growth in membership, the sharing of governance knowledge and implementation of best practice, and strengthening the voice of the organisation in the community. Mrs Prudence Jane Matthews The Queen’s Service Medal - QSM For services to heritage preservation Prue Matthews has contributed to the preservation of the history of the Marlborough region for

many years, having begun this work with her late husband Nevil in the 1980s. Prue has spent many hours interviewing, collating oral histories and referencing information about people and events in the region. She has co-authored the books ‘The History of the Police Force in Marlborough’, ‘The History of the Rapaura District’ and ‘The Matthews Family History’. She was a key contributor and co-editor of the Marlborough Historical Society’s magazine for four years. She was instrumental in the compilation of the Clubs of Marlborough’s 125th anniversary commemorative history book. She

has driven heritage preservation projects such as the restoration of the ex-convict ship Edwin Fox, the cob cottage at Riverlands and the White’s Bay Cable Station. She was a founder of the Blenheim Riverside Railway Society, which built a six kilometre railway link between the cities’ museums over 30 years. She contributed to the establishment of museums at Renwick, Havelock, Picton, Whites Bay and Blenheim. Prue has been a member of the Marlborough Art Society for 40 years, serving on the committee and as convenor of studio activities, and currently teaches a pastel painting class. Continued page 5.

Volleyball test Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 will be the host for an under-16 women’s volleyball test between New Zealand and Australia tomorrow night. The test gets under way at 7pm. Entry is by gold coin donation. Supporters are encouraged to come along dressed in black for the game. Both teams will arrive in Blenheim tomorrow morning and train at the stadium during the afternoon. Local Jayda Elkington is part of the New Zealand team.

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By Jacob Page Consultation on new proposals to manage the blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds will begin on Tuesday with meetings in Blenheim and Nelson. The Blue Cod Management Group, which developed these proposals, is made up of recreational and commercial fishing representatives and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Group spokesperson, Eric Jorgensen, says the proposals were developed following feedback from the community

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Having a clear out of books, or want to share a good read? We are seeking donations Introducing our friendly staff of pre-loved books Margot Wilson, RN-Manager and Support and Information Provider for our annual Corinne Payne, RN-Health Promoter Book Fair. (relief support and Information provider) Books can be dropped off at Hilary Gill, Finance and Retail Co-ordinator McDonald, Volunteer 2 Alfred Street, Jasmine Co-ordinator and Administrator. corner Grove Road, Monday How can we help? to Friday 10am – 2pm, in Our teamorwelcomes enquiriesplaced from community groups, Maraes, schools, who would like a the wheelie bin drop off points at theetc. five main workshop or talk from the Cancer Society. We are supermarkets in Blenheim. happy to visit Picton and Rural Marlborough. All money raised from the book sale will go to Diary, June-July 2009in our support local people affected by cancer community. For more information (including venue details) or register your interest in these events,very contact We appreciate your togenerous support 03 579 4379 or much.

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significant amount of work the group had undertaken to develop the options proposed, including seeking views from local communities. “The options are robust and thoughtful, and balance the need for sustainability while making sure people can continue to use this iconic fishery.” Consultations will start at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm. An information evening will also be held at the same location on June 17 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

A Marlborough recreational fisherman Tony Orman of Blenheim, says kahawai are a top sporting and food fish for the public and should be managed as a ”recreational only” species. His comment came with news that Auckland-based recreational fishing lobby group Legasea were celebrating the fifth anniversary of a Supreme Court ruling that “changed the fisheries management landscape in New Zealand.” In a landmark decision in 2009 focused on kahawai, the Supreme Court confirmed the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, can apply discretion and government policy when allocating the available fisheries resource between sectors. Tony Orman said his observations over twenty years of kahawai stocks in the Sounds and in Cloudy Bay at the Wairau River mouths were of a drastic and shameful decline. He put the decrease in kahawai numbers down to “hoovering” by corporate company purse seiners. Tony Orman with kahawai at Wairau mouth. Photo provided. “The crazy aspect is that kahawai commercially are a very low value fishery with fish ing minced up for fish meal could earn New Kahawai Legal Challenge Court judgment being exported to Australia as crayfish pot Zealand millions of dollars tourism-wise with proved that the public could influence how new Zealand’s fish stocks should be managed bait and for fish meal. Adding to the insanity international tourist anglers.” Unfortunately corporate companies under in the future, to make sure future generations is the kahawai is a very top recreational fish that gives fun and food to many Kiwi families the tradable quota management system were may enjoy more abundant fisheries. In 2012 the Council established LegaSea to and have immense tourism potential for increasingly dominating fisheries and had an undue strong influence on successive fisheries increase public awareness and raise funds to visiting overseas fly fishers”. “Saltwater fly fishing overseas is big, big ministers who had largely been mediocre achieve more abundant fisheries. LegaSea is money. What’s more overseas anglers 99 and “caved in” to corporate pressure said currently fundraising for a project to value the economy of recreational fishing in New percent practice catch and release so the Tony Orman. Richard Baker, Legasea spokesman said the Zealand. resource is recycled. Kahawai instead of be-

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option, which we think balances the needs of all stakeholders and makes the rules simple and fair. However nothing is set in stone. We want to hear from you, whatever your view.” The Blue Cod Management Group will consider all submissions and develop a proposal for the Minister to consider. Any changes will be in place once the fishery reopens for Summer on December 20, 2015. Deputy Director-General of MPI Scott Gallacher thanked the BCMG for their work to date. Mr Gallacher noted the

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and an analysis of the science earlier this year. “Our goal is a sustainable fishery for the current and future generations. Your feedback on these proposals will help us arrive at the best way forward. “The latest science, as well as observations from fishers, show that we need a change. Some blue cod populations are not much better off than when the fishery was closed in 2008 and too many blue cod are being killed in Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sounds. “The group has a preferred


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Edmonds and Parsons recognised in Queens Birthday honours Continued from page 3. Mr Richard Maurice (Rick) Edmonds - MNZM

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For services to art and the community. Mr Rick Edmonds has contributed to the arts and Marlborough Sounds community for more than 30 years. Rick specialises in marine artwork showing the interaction of land and sea in the Marlborough Sounds. His work is displayed in many Mr Thomas William (Tom) Parsons - MNZM

For services to education. Mr Tom Parsons has been the Principal of Queen Charlotte College in Picton since 2004 and originally from Mt Aspiring College in Wanaka. “This honour is for a lot of people particularly my wife Rosie and the team work at school,” Tom says. Over the last ten years, the roll at Queen Charlotte College has grown by 53 per cent.

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public galleries and private collections nationally and internationally. He has created large-scale murals and his artworks can be seen in more than 30 Visitor Centres throughout the country. His work has been subject of more than 32 solo exhibitions and in 2013 he exhibited in New York’s Agora Gallery ‘Out From Down Under: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand’ exhibition. He was a founding member of Havelock Theatre in 1999 and continues to

be the Society’s main playwright producing one play a year. He was the Society’s President from 2010 to 2013. He wrote and produced several plays for Queen Charlotte College and supported students in an annual regional musical competition. Rick was a co-founder and is the coordinator of the award-winning Link Pathway walk and cycle path between Picton and Havelock, which is being created partly from an early 1860s bridle path.

A positive change in how the school is viewed is attributed to Tom, his leadership style, and his ability to inspire his staff, students, and the community. He also supports other new principals in the region and is the immediate past president of the Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand, having been an executive member for several terms. Tom has been nominated as a representative for a number of committees and Ministerial

policy reviews, including membership of the New Zealand Teachers’ Council for Initial Teacher Education and the Cross Sector Forum on Raising Achievement. Tom is also involved with the Picton RSA Trust and the Prime Minister Education Awards, recognising excellence in education, leadership, within schools. “A really exciting concept and I feel very humble with what other schools are achieving,” he says.

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minutes up to two hours. The scanner will service both public and private patients. Davidsen says the machine will help reduce travel time for Marlburians heading to Nelson to use its scanner, and waiting times on both sides of the Whangamoas. He uses the example of patients needing breast MRIs to illustrate the scanner’s usefulness. Previously, patients would travel to Christchurch to have the scan done. The scanner is stationed next to the hospital’s emergency services department, and was formally unveiled on Friday morning. The prefabricated box the scanner is based in was dropped into place on May 7.

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Full of cold air Dear Ed. Was sitting in reception foyer waiting for my son. I was amazed at the amount of cold air coming in when the entrance doors opened. Poor receptionists must feel frozen! Seems to me that the synchronisation of the inner and outer doors is all wrong, making a nonsense of having a vestibule? Surely the inner doors should close when the outer doors open?? Get it fixed Paul, earn your money, or do you need a consultant!!! Tony Baker

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Well done Tony - you’re on to it Dear Ed Congratulations to Tony Orman for his courageous letter challenging the almost pathological and universally held perception that native birds require native plants in order to breed. This is not the case. It never has been. Nectar feeders for instance, will feed from any flower for which their mouth parts are adapted, such as colourful gums, abutilons, bottle brush, grevilleas, pokers of all hues and proteas. Native pigeons love our tree lucerne flowers and are happy to join in the scrum when we feed the bantams. (I’m talking maize grains and wheat here!) And fantails will breed wherever there is enough biodiversity to produce a supply of insects. There was a useful article on biodiversity recently in the Marlborough Midweek by Clare Moore from DOC,

who unfortunately spoiled it by trotting out the obligatory DOC mantra to plant natives as if it were an absolute requirement, which it is not. Let us be clear - I am not anti native, but I hate the outcome of this oft repeated mantra. There is an assumption that more is better and too often there is no attempt to replicate the natural environment - let’s just squeeze as many natives into a space as is possible. The results are hardly bird friendly. There are few things so forlorn as the miserable straggles of native plants (which belong in the bush), planted any old how, far too closely packed together, with bits of untidy ungettabable flax poking out of them - all dusty and desiccated, along roadsides and stuffed into odd corners all over the place- with no mature trees for birds to rest in and no space for them to fly through. If we can’t do better than that

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Generation of moaners Dear Ed We have two boys, one of which has done swimming lessons since six months old and is now four and a half. The boys have sometimes had blue lips when getting changed but that’s part of being cold. Once they have clothes on they warm up quick. I think we have become a generation of moaners: what one thinks is cold another

thinks is hot they will never be able to please everyone. I’ve heard people complain about the draught, the temp of the pool and the cost to get in! I just think we are so lucky to have such an awesome stadium and swimming complex that is run by some of the most amazing people. Keri Herd


Ditch the draught, keep water cool Dear Ed I totally agree that there is a horrible draught coming from all the entrances to the pool. It’s a stupid place to put a toddler’s pool. They need doors at each of the pool entrances, the ladies changing room, the mens, the family rooms etc. As for the temperature, I swim often and was a competitive swimmer here in Blenheim for 12 years when I was younger. The temperatures are fine. If the water is too warm then it’s like you are swimming in a bath and become overheated. The pool temperatures vary between pools, which is fine, and they stay the same temperature all year round. Just because it is cold outside does not mean

that the temperature of the pools should increase on the inside. I find it odd that for example, people sit in front of a fire that pumps out heat but if it was that same temperature in their house during the summer they would have all the windows open and complaining it’s too hot. For those people with medical conditions, if they want a warmer pool then they should ask to be referred to use the aqua therapy pool at the hospital. It would be good to have an aqua therapy pool like the one at the hospital available to the public. There is always the option for the ones who think it is too cold - wear a wetsuit. Philippa Hyndman

Get over it Dear Ed What a load of wank. I’m in my mid 60’s and swim four mornings a week. If the two metre sports pool was any

warmer it would be too hot to train effectively, it’s not a b????y bath. Get over it. John Scobie

Alcohol issue Dear Ed In 1983 when the Wesley Centre was built, the idea behind the building was that as well as being a place of worship it was to be available for private and public functions. One of the stipulations was that at no time was alcohol to be consumed on the premises. Imagine my surprise when attending a public function recently to see a bar set up in the centre foyer dispensing wine, whether being sold or given away, I do not know.

And to make it worse, there were a large number of children present-part of the normalising of alcohol consumption. Some years ago I attended a fund-raiser ‘Boys Night Out’ music concert at the Boys’ College (very good) and the organisers apparently thought it a good idea to hand out a glass of wine to all who attended. I asked myself, why? Observer



Flag folly Dear Ed What an complete waste of money the government’s flag referendum is. I think John Key should waive (punny!) the flag idea. Or does he want to take attention away from the country’s failing economy with

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Happiness is life’s calling How often do you say to yourself that your life is fulfilled and you have your dream career/vocation? Jane Butler says it to herself every day. Having travelled extensively in her youth, her experiences committed Jane to making sure ‘every year counts for something specific’ so her purpose is to help others find the same happiness in their lives through her business ‘Out of the Rut’. Jane sits down with reporter Celeste Lodewyk and shares her personal story. Jane welcomes me into her work area and as we settle into the comfortable chairs, Jane begins to recount her early years. “I was born in England to parents who were very unconventional. “At the age of two-and-a-half they packed my brother and I up into a Land Rover and for the next two years we traveled Europe and the Middle East. “We had cousins that owned a farm in Kenya so we stayed to look after it for a while and my mother took care of my education while my older brother went to boarding school. “From there we headed to the Belgian Congo then up across the Sahara Desert before returning home. “My father decided he wanted to farm and after moving around the decision was made to send me to boarding school. I hated it. It was like caging a lion,” she laughs. After college Jane was faced with a number of career options including occupational therapy, nursing or teaching. “Occupational therapy really appealed to me. There was something special about helping people to reach their full potential,” she smiles. After working for a period of time Jane went off traveling on her own for two years. Asked if it was challenging traveling alone, Jane shook her head. “In some ways I found it easier to be on my own. “My brother had taught me to do a decent dead leg which came in handy many times,” she laughs. Jane went on to Afghanistan where she says she spent the longest amount of time. “The people were amazing, very intelligent and hospitable. Very different to what you get now.”

She met up with an Israeli woman and the two hitch hiked the centre of Afghanistan. Her journey then took her to North West Pakistan where she hiked into the three Kalash valleys. From there Jane traveled into India then on to Nepal, Katmandu, Bangkok, Indonesia and then to Australia. There she stayed working as an occupational therapist until she had enough money to return home to England. Although Jane had ticked off much of her travel list, she had still always wanted to visit New Zealand. Eventually that opportunity arose, and it was here that her career really took off. Jane worked in the North Island as a business development manager, she opened offices for Spicers Financial Planning in Auckland and later in life when her two children were in university, she commuted back and forth to Sydney where she studied neuro-linguistic programming. All these skills and training were formulated into her business - Out of the Rut, a business coaching company. Now living in Marlborough where she has been for the past eight years, Jane is turning her attention to the personal coaching side of her business. “What I have noticed this year is the growing demand from people for the personal coaching. “People are facing many demands and pressures in their every day lives, so it’s my purpose in life to enable them to realise their potential and provide them with the tools and techniques to succeed in that. “It really has been a blessing to be part of people’s journeys. As for my future… I see more travel on the cards. There is a lot of NZ I want to see,” she smiles.

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By Adam Poulopoulos A real estate agent has been rewarded for her efforts at the recent Mark Stevenson First National Real Estate conference. Lorraine Barrett was awarded Marlborough’s top seller, and a double diamond award for bringing $400,000 into the company, at the conference in Queenstown earlier this month. It was the first time in Lor-

raine’s 14-year career she has been awarded the top prize. She says she was delighted to receive the awards. “It was good. It was nice. It’s something to strive for.” Lorraine says hard work is the secret behind her success. “You just keep going. “It’s 24/7 but a lot of people think it’s an easy job – it’s not particularly easy but it is gratifying.”

By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough Boys’ College students and the Smokefree Coalition came up with a novel way of promoting awareness for smokefree cars last week. Students had the chance to sit in a car equipped with a smoke machine on display at the college yesterday. A sausage sizzle was also held, with proceeds going to the Cancer Society.


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MBC deputy head boy Francesco Martin says the exercise was held to send a message to younger students. “We’re just trying to create awareness for juniors that it (smoking in cars) in no longer the done thing. “In the society we live in it is no longer accepted.” Smokefree Coalition member Felicity Spencer says children were the main consideration of the campaign. “Everyone can be a positive role

as being offered a free session at the beauty or hair salon to assist with personal presentation skills for interviews. There are 10 sessions and once completed, participants will gain five unit standards, develop skills and have the opportunity to re-enrol in another course. The idea orginated with the NMIT last year, and after searching for childcare options Bron Mogridge and Gretchen Bristed approached Beavertown Early Learning Centre owner Carolyn Gregg. “It’s about providing opportunities which is something I support. “Here at the centre we are offering

the childcare free to those taking part in the course, and if they want extra time or choose to continue study we are more than happy to negotiate with a discount on time over and above. “It’s been a really good arrangement, the children are well care for in an environment that is a home away from home,” she says. The next programme begins on July 24 and runs through to September 25. Tuition is free but there is a small charge for workbooks. To find out more or to enrol contact or call into NMIT or Beavertown Early Learning Centre at 75 Budge Street anytime to have your questions answered.

Wedding Countdown Sun reporter Celeste Lodewyk shared a health journey story three years ago, but after the birth of her second child things... shall we say, slipped. Now she begins the countdown to her wedding next year by starting a brand new health journey. In the hope of inspiring others she will share the highlights and mishaps along the way in her fortnightly ‘Wedding Countdown’. There is nothing like an engagement ring that motivates women to lose weight more... or so the saying goes. Yes this is true, but in my case the response has been slightly delayed. I got engaged Christmas Eve 2013 at 10pm at night after finishing the present wrapping and half a bottle of wine. I was slightly sozzled when my partner of eight years got down on bended knee with a ring box. It took me a full minute to register what was happening after initially

thinking he had tripped over. But my answer was yes! The next thought that crossed my mind was “lose weight”. But then Christmas dinner came along and I over indulged, and the next Christmas dinner came along and again I over indulged. Then I checked the calendar and thought “crap”, I better get serious if I want to fit into my dream wedding dress.

The main excuse I have used for the past two years has been; “I have had two children, I work and home life is busy. It’s too hard to exercise and prepare healthy meals every day.” No more. From today I am setting out to prove to myself and to other women in my situation that a healthy lifestyle can be managed. So as I sit at my computer sipping on my smoothie made of frozen blueberries, banana, coconut water, spinach and kale to write this blog, I am committing to prove to myself that I can achieve a healthy weight loss and improve my fitness. So every fortnight I will report back with the total honest truth of my exercise, eating habits and hopefully... a lower number on the scales. If you would like to share tips or humour from your own weight loss journey, you are welcome to email

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A non-boat repair. Westshore Marine Ltd can tackle a A job well done. The ‘Predator’ with a nice new paint job and preparing for huge range of repair and painting work. Photo provided. launch. Photo provided.

Same pride after decades By Celeste Lodewyk Dave and Vicki Pook proudly stand at the helm of their business Westshore Marine Ltd, offering the same service it has for decades. The only differences now are the name, the people working behind the scenes and the huge variety of boats that come in for maintenance, repairs and repainting. The couple has enjoyed a long history with the business, previously named McManaway Marine Ltd. For Dave, August will be his 30th year. Dave first began working for the previous owners in his late teens after finishing at Queen Charlotte College, and while it wasn’t his first career choice boat building was in his blood. His father had worked in boat yards in Picton, so when the opportunity to work

for McManaway Marine Ltd came along, he took it. Years later he and Vicki became share partners in the business before taking over in 2012 and renaming it Westshore Marine Ltd. “Both Dave and I were born and bred in Picton and have grown up in this environment and near the water, so I guess it was a natural progression,” Vicki laughs. Vicki’s father too enjoyed the water and worked as a fisherman catching mostly paua and kina, and was even part of the Marlborough team that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1973. Over the years the business has welcomed a number of employees, many of whom have been there for around 10 years. “We have an awesome team of people who are are skilled and love what they do.

“They work on a huge range of boats, and even tackle non-boat related work including caravans and the odd car. “Dave has even painted a helicopter,” Vicki says. In addition to painting, Westshore Marine also specialises in haul-outs, all repairs and maintenance, alterations, boat building and extensions. Operating Monday to Friday, the business is located on Lagoon Road, on the Westshore of Picton Harbour. Dave and Vicki are always happy to meet with people who want to know more about their services. Visit their Facebook page ‘WestshoreMarine-Ltd’.


We all know that Picton and the Marlborough Sounds are a top destination. But within the area are a number of hidden gems, especially this one - Waikawa Marina. For those who have not yet visited, don’t delay. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy a drink and a meal at the Jolly Roger Bar and Cafe, or would like information and services from some of the area’s most knowledgable businesses - Waikawa Marina is the place to go. There are businesses who can take care of all your marine requirements, boat painting and alterations and supply you with all your fishing and kayaking needs.

In the heart of Waikawa Marina Situated right in the heart of the Waikawa Marina is a business doing great things Marine Engineering Limited. Servicing the Picton, Waikawa, and Havelock Marinas, Marine Engineering Limited are agents for Volvo Penta, Mercury Marine, Mercury High Performance, ZF Gearboxes, and Marshall Exide Batteries, and are the only New Zealand agent for Aquamaster Inflatables and Ribs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). The business sells new Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta parts and motors, including



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ROTHWELL: Ben, Heidi and big brother Tommy are pleased to announce the arrival of Alexis (Lexi) Torea (7lb 5oz) on May 13, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. A huge thank you to Cathy Middleton, Toni, Dr Carmen Brown, all theatre staff and Ward One staff. Both well. Photo provided

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Expo fun for the whole family It’s time! Pack the kids into the car or organise a group of friends and get along to the Parent and Child Expo this Sunday, from 10am - 2:30pm at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. The first 350 paying adults through the doors will receive a goody bag. Behind the scenes, the Marlborough Parents Centre committee has put in months of hard work to make this event even bigger and better. With new stall holders, loads more fun entertainment and activities for the kids and plenty of space for the adults to wander around the stalls it’s the place to go this weekend. What makes the Expo such a popular event each year? It promises to offer a range of information

from childcare options, financial advice, creative advice, leisure activities, plus the MPC Child Birth Education teachers are on hand to provide any answers to questions you may have. There are also plenty of opportunities for people to purchase items, whether it be for gifts or your own parenting purposes. For the kids there will be two bouncy castles, a Bunnings DIY kids area, a bungy trampoline, a story teller, a colouring competition and dance demonstrations.

Exhibitors this year have plenty to offer, from horse riding instructors, speech therapists, photographers and a number of health services. The police will also make an appearance to talk to families. Money raised from this year’s expo will go towards furthering the education courses provided by MPC as well as the ongoing costs associated with their premises in Alana Place.

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Fly-In The annual ‘Fly-In’ event is being held by the Blenheim Model Aero Club on Saturday and Sunday attracting large crowds that flocked to watch the models flying.

(2) along Jono Webb took daughter Sophie Tom Leonard and his father Ian Leonard at the Fly-In event on Sunday. Leonard is one of the to watch the Fly-In.

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Hunters and members of the public enjoyed Sunday’s weigh-in event at the Woodbourne Tavern and Motels in Renwick.

Margaret Marfell with Beavertown Blenheim Lions president Carol Taylor. Margaret received an award for ‘Club Visiting’, the second time she has won this award.

Sue Parry with Beavertown Blenheim Lions club president Carol Taylor. Sue was awarded the Peter Tallott Trophy.

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WILSON, John Lawrence: On Friday May 29 2015, peacefully at home in Waikawa, surrounded by his family and ‘Bluey’. Aged 71 years. Loving husband of Janice. Much-loved by his seven children and seven grandchildren. Special thanks to Hospice Marlborough for their wonderful care of John. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service for John will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm THIS DAY, Wednesday June 3, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

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The drought continues A drier, sunnier and warmer May than usual has provided little respite for farmers feeling the pressure caused by drought. During May, 20 millimetres of rain was recorded, 31 per cent of May’s long-term average. If there are less than 97.6 millimetres recorded this month, it would make the period beginning in July last year the driest 12-month span ever recorded in Blenheim. In total 214 and a half sunshine hours were recorded last month, the sunniest May since records began in 1930. The figure is 45 hours more than the average and 52 hours more than April’s result. Even though the second half of May was notable for a prolonged cold snap, the month’s mean temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius was 0.3 degrees higher than the average. Plant and Food Research scientist Rob Agnew says the month’s precipitation only wet the topsoil slightly. He says the longer there is no substantial rainfall to recharge soil moisture, the more likely the current drought will impact on next season.

Merino farmers tackle footrot Footrot is costing fine wool farmers $10 million a year in treatment and lost production but the problem is being tackled head-on by research and a genetic test being developed to identify more resistant sires said Dr Mark Ferguson, in an address to the recent annual general meeting of Marlborough Merino Association. Dr Ferguson is Production Science Manager with The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM). “While environmental factors play a big role in outbreaks, genetics can play a major part in the solution to footrot” says Dr. Ferguson. It was very likely that there

samples had been collected and analysed from 5000 of them. Going forward the project was focussing on progeny testing for footrot with the progeny from 80

were a number of genes controlling whether merinos got footrot or not, he added. To date around 40,000 sheep had been inspected and DNA

sires currently being evalauated with the aim of getting to 200 sires in two years. This initiative known as FeetFirst was a major aim of a wider Primary Growth Partnership project to lift fine wool sheep numbers and production. The PGP is a joint investment between NZM, MPI and merino farmers through Merino Inc. At the AGM, elections resulted as follows:Chairman; To be appointed by committee Immediate past chairman: David Molineux Committee: Hugo Pitts, Mary Bowron, Simon Fowler, Duncan Grigg, Tom Small, Steve Murray.

Short stories published By Adam Poulopoulos A lifelong Marlburian says a significant milestone in her own life was the motivation she needed to publish her book of short stories. Lois Henderson has written ‘The Punga Man and Other Stories,’ a book containing 50 short stories. She says turning 80 was the trigger to get her collection published. “If I don’t do it now I never will.” A fourth-generation Marlburian born in Havelock, Lois has always had a passion for writing.

She says she has been writing stories since she first learned how to put pen to paper, and began seriously pursuing it when she joined a writing group 10 years ago. The group requires its members to write a story every fortnight on a predetermined subject. Lois also spent the majority of her working career helping children and adults with literacy difficulties. “It’s something I really enjoy doing, the satisfaction of words I guess. I just love assembling words,” she says.

She says getting impact into a story without many words is the main challenge of short story writing. The stories in the book are on a varied range of subjects. Some are based on older people and some on animals, and Lois wrote several others for her grandchildren. Many reference Marlborough and the Marlborough Sounds. Lois also took the cover photo, a punga tree fern on the Cullen Point Lookout Track. The book is available from Still Books or Lois herself. Lois Henderson with her new book.

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

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Webb in hill climb heaven By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim rally driver is taking a break from competition after winning the New Zealand Hillclimb Championship. Neil Webb recently took out the championship and was recognised for his achievement at the New Zealand Motorsport Awards in Wellington late last month. The championship began with two qualifying rounds in both the North and South Island, with competitors racing in their home island. The final round alternates between the islands each year, with this year’s race held in Waimate in late March. Each round included gravel and sealed hillclimbs. Webb had established

a 12-point lead over second-placed Mike Tall of Christchurch during the first two rounds, held at Denniston and Timaru in February. It was just as well, as Webb says racing at Waimate was not without its difficulties. “I had a hiccup on the second round on the gravel and I didn’t finish. I slid off the road and did a bit of damage to my car.” Webb used “cable ties and tape” to fix the damage, but when Tall broke his drive shaft, he knew he would finish top. “I was a bit worried on Saturday when I went off the road I’d put an end to my championship hopes,” Webb says. “Once I knew I’d done enough the pressure was off.”

Since the Waimate race Webb has driven the Race to the Sky at Cardrona, with more damage done to his car, a four-wheel drive Mitsubishi Mirage. The car has seen its own set of ups-and-downs since Webb purchased it 10 years ago. “A retired lady had it as a shopping basket. It was about 1600 (cc) when I got it,” he says. After a rebuild before the latest Hillclimb Championship the car is currently undergoing more maintenance. Webb hopes to be back racing for the local street sprints in September. We b b c o - o w n s t h e Blenheim Testing Station on Grove Road.


Sport inbrief Football

BV Development got the second half of their division one football season off to a good start, beating BV Cobras 1-0 while Central Pirates had the bye. Rangers Sirens continued their domination of the women’s league with a 3-0 default win, while Redwood Wildcats also won by default.


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The Wairau Taniwha rugby league side have their next match against Richmond Rabbits on Saturday. The match kicks off at 2:30pm at Oliver Park.

Rugby William Exton (42) finished second in the vortex mini rok class.

Kartsport Marlborough’s Peter Richardson raced in the rotax heavies class.

Thrills and spills at kart track Several Marlburians took to the Cresswell Electrical Kart Raceway over the weekend for the annual Sunbelts meet. The first day of the meet was held in Nelson on Saturday, before the action moved to Blenheim the next day. Photos by Jason Green.

Tayler Forbes finished second in the rotax heavies.

For the second consecutive week, no Marlborough team recorded a victory against their Nelson opponents in the Tasman Trophy. Renwick hosted Marist as part of their centenary celebrations, and were beaten 83-13, while Central hosted frontrunners Waimea Old Boys and lost 60-23. Waitohi, Stoke and Harlequins all travelled to Nelson and lost.

UC Championship The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV overcame a 10-8 halftime deficit to finish 46-17 victors over Rangiora High School in Blenheim on Saturday. The result has MBC placed in mid-table. They play Christchurch Boys’ High School in Blenheim on Saturday.

Woodbourne Cannons triumphant Marlburians shoot Last Thursday evening Marlborough Volleyball’s Fairweathers’ Senior Indoor Summer League had its finals at Stadium 2000. Having not lost a game all season the Woodbourne Cannons were favourites to win the final in Premier Grade but last Thursday the Cannons could only field 4 players for their final against Uso Fiafia. Cannons got off to a great start and got a good 5 point lead on Uso, which they never really relented and took the first set 25-22. Cannons continued their run into the second set with Jack Wheeler and Wynton Brown showing some great pancakes by diving and saving the ball from hitting the floor. Uso

put up a huge fight and placed some balls well for their points but made a few passing errors which helped give Cannons the second set win 25-21. Uso held their heads high in the third set with captain Andrew Moli playing a useful game and captaining well. Unfortunately for Uso, Cannons had a good head of steam and continued with their run. Despite nursing an injury Craig Searle made some great reflex saves for Cannons and was impressive with his setting from anywhere on the court. Cannons took the last set 25-20. In the C Grade final The Avengers were favourites having only dropped

two sets all season, although they were not underestimating their competitors, Better than You. The senior boys from QCC have improved their overall game and in particular their blocking skills so much this season but The Avengers’ experience won over youth in all three sets 25-14, 25-17 and 25-15 for a convincing win. Social grade also had their favourite to win, the Saint Clair Stars. They beat Giant Midgets in all three sets 25-11, 25-7 and 25-17. Young Maddy Croad had an excellent all round game for Saint Clair, serving, setting and getting some nice spikes in.

into squad Five Marlborough players have been named in the Tasman Under-17 Girls’ basketball squad. Oriana Houra, Annaliese Raemaki, Rosie BuchananBrown and Shae MacDonald have been named in the full squad, with Jess Cameron a reserve. The team will contest the National Under-17 Basketball Championships in Auckland in early July.

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Debbie Webster

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Enquiry from $449,000 New Office - Bythell Place (next to Scotch Wine Bar)

Enquiry from $199,000 Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

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