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By Celeste Lodewyk Six-year-old Honor Hocquard is a very much loved and well respected little girl. Her family has received nothing but support from the community since she was diagnosed with a rare gene disorder called CDKL5 (Cyclin Dependent Kinase-Like 5). Living with CDKL5 for Honor means she is fed by a Mic-key button in her tummy, will never walk or talk, has cortical vision impairment and cannot use her hands purposefully.

Continued page 2 Honor Hocquard (centre). She was pictured here last year with Renwick School students Angus Walter, Jack Powell, Nico Kenyon, Albert Nott, Sophie Huddleston and Lucy Timms. File photo.

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Community rallies Continued from page 1 She lives a life of medications, doctors and other appointments. But aside from all this, Honor is a very happy girl who has many friends at Renwick School where she attends. The more recent challenge Honor and her family are facing now is finding the funding for a new vehicle that can be fitted with a suitable wheel chair hoist. For her mother Kelly, Honor who weighs around 25kg, is getting heavier and harder to manoeuvre, particularly when being dropped off at, and picked up from school.

Unfortunately there isn’t enough funding in New Zealand for everyone requiring a vehicle or vehicle modifications, so family friends have rallied to help raise enough money for the vehicle. One of these friends is Alysha Hutchison, who has held many fundraising events and more recently ran a half marathon in support of Honor. Recent events include Alysha’s ‘Run for Honor’ in the St Clair half marathon, raising $770. The Woodbourne Tavern donated $290 from its Pig and Deer Hunt last weekend and the Renwick School is running a market day today

in support of ‘Wheels for Honor’. The school has been hugely supportive by running other events in the past. “Around this time last year the family applied for funding and were turned down. They weren’t in a position to just grab $40,000 and go out and buy one, so I set up a Givealittle Page among other things. “So far we have raised $4367, and every little bit we get makes a big difference. “The sooner we can raise enough for the vehicle the better, but we will keep going until we reach our $30,000 goal,” Alysha says.

The next up and coming event the public can support is the comedy stage hypnosis Dave Upfold show happening in Renwick on June 12 at the Giesen Sports and Events Centre. Tickets cost $30 each and can be purchased from Alysha by phoning 0277589799, or online tickets at Eventfinder (search Dave Upfold). June is International CDKL5 Awareness Month and to show your support to the Hocquard family, visit cause/honorcdkl5 and make a donation that make a huge difference.

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Public water major priority for council in submissions

After three long days of submissions on the Long Term Plan (more than 300), the public water and the importance of all the infrastructure around that resource has been a key subject to the LTP says Mayor Alistair Sowman. “Everyone who has touched on the subject sees it as a priority for council.” “There’s an expectation that everyone should have decent drinking water and I don’t think anyone doubts that. “We’ve also heard a lot of feedback about supply, he says.” “The question councillors now have to resolve is exactly how the costs of improving this infrastructure should be spread but there can be no doubt in councillors’ minds that people see this as a primary issue for council right now. “We’ve heard some very strong advocates for the proposals to upgrade the Blenheim CBD and build a new community information hub and art gallery. “A cultural and social precinct for the town and the Picton library renewal has been pretty widely


inbrief Parent and child expo The Parent and Child Expo, held by the Marlborough Parents Centre, is taking place tomorrow. The event is being held at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 from 10am-2:30pm. The range of exhibits centres of subjects like antenatal classes, photography, child care providers, pregnancy massage information and health. There will also be a kids’ area in place to keep children amused.

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NMDHB CEO Chris Fleming speaks to the NMDHB submission on water fluoridation at the MDC chambers on Wednesday. Councillors Jamie Arbuckle, Graeme Barsanti and Peter Jerram are in the foreground.

supported. “But we’ve also heard from some submissions who would rather see the Blenheim project postponed to a later date. “Councillors will have to weigh that one up carefully,” he says. “It’s been heartening to hear

how the townships are being reinvigorated through the smart and connected community groups and I’m pleased they really seem to be getting focused on some priorities. “It makes it so much easier for council to reach their decisions when they can be confident of

community thinking on the issues in front of them,” he says. Council makes its final decision on all submissions on June 8. NOTE: Woodbourne is the only area in Marlborough that has fluoridation.

College bands prepare to rock out It’s the big night of the year for youth music in Marlborough next Saturday as the top bands and solo/duo performers in the region play off in the regional final of Smokefreerockquest at the Marlborough Convention Centre. There were no heats held in Marlborough, so the eight entries all go through to the regional final.

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There are five entries from Marlborough Boys’ College, two from Marlborough Girls’ College and one from Queen Charlotte College. Smokefreerockquest founder and director Glenn Common says the final offers entrants a platform for live performance that builds on what they have learned at school.

At the regional final the top two bands and the top two solo/duos are selected to go into the national finalists’ judging pool, and other awards and prizes are presented. The guest bands are Marlborough hard rock band Himalaya and experimental four-piece Chrictchurch punk band The River Jones. Musical successes from Smoke-

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The Marlborough Youth Trust is holding its annual Halfway Day scavenger hunt later this month. The event starts at Liz Davidson Place at 1pm on Sunday, June 21. Youth aged 11-19 are invited to form teams of three or four and participate in the scavenger hunt. The event is to celebrate the year’s halfway mark. To sign up, or for more information on prizes and transport from outside Blenheim, email deedee@

Information night Chris de Wagt, who heads Motorbike Ventures Indochina’s New Zealand operation, is hosting an information evening for the group’s next tour tonight. The event is at the Clubs of Marlborough boardroom from 5pm-8:30pm. The organisation runs tours through rural areas, with the proceeds raising money for charities in the region.

Watson to have interview Convicted double-murderer Scott Watson has won his bid for a behind-bars interview with journalist Mike White. The Department of Corrections had initially refused him a meeting, but the decision was overturned at a high court review in Christchurch this week. Watson was convicted of killing Ben Smart and Olivia Hope, who went missing in the Marlborough Sounds on January 1 1998.


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Farmlands Blenheim has completed its move to its new home at the Westwood Business Park. The business opted to move from their old premises on Redwood Street due to an increasing customer base.

Firm changes name Banking advice firm Prosper has gone back to the future, rebranding as ‘The Mortgage Room.’ The business has reverted to the name it held from when it was founded in 2006, and before 2009, when it changed to ‘Prosper.’

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Waste Services Marlborough has been sold to Waste Management New Zealand, starting from Monday, June 1. WSM’s owner Patrick North says it is business as usual for the Blenheim business and customers won’t notice any significant change. “The sale arrangement provides for ongoing employment

for all of the staff. I’m fully on-board with this opportunity. “It is the best long-term prospect for the business and I’ll be staying on-board with the company throughout this period of transition.” WMNZ managing director Tom Nickels says the Blenheim company is a perfect fit for the business.

Heart help comes to Marlborough

Fraud speaker Audit and assurance specialist Simon Danson is speaking at the Taylor Restaurant at the Clubs of Marlborough about spotting fraud within your business. The breakfast event begins at 7:15am on Friday, June 12, with Simon speaking at 8am. To register, contact the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

McNeilly to play Blenheim-born Matthew McNeilly and wife Amelia Richards, aka Neillyrich, will be playing at the Yard Bar tomorrow night. The country music duo is visiting New Zealand from their base in Sydney. The show begins at 9pm.

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Marlborough residents are being invited to brush up on their knowledge of heart disease and find out how it can be tackled at a local level. The Heart Foundation is holding a free presentation at the Clubs of Marlborough on June 17, and all are welcome to attend. Dr Gerry Devlin, the charity’s new medical director, will be giving an overview of New Zealand’s heart health status and explaining what the Heart Foundation is doing to fight heart disease. Cardiac nurse Robynne Currie, based at Wairau Hospital, will be talking about local heart health services while Rachel Carter, the Heart Foundation’s cardiac community manager, will introduce the charity’s new HeartHelp website (www. for people living with heart disease. Carter will be showcasing the types of information available

on the site and outlining some of its more exciting features. The Heart Foundation extends a warm invitation to anyone interested in attending the presentation, which runs from 10.30am to 2.00pm. To register, please email before Friday June 12.

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COUNCIL NEWS Picton Sewerage Upgrade Stages 2-3 Physical Works

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Contract 2015/33 Marlborough District Council is seeking registrations of interest for the above contract. The contract involves expression of interest to undertake physical works to complete stages 2 and 3 of the Picton Sewerage Upgrade in Picton on behalf of the Marlborough District Council. The works include new pump stations with associated pressure and gravity pipelines, a bypass treatment facility, an effluent re-use pipeline and fibre optic ducts. Registrations of Interest close at 4.00 pm on 17 June 2015. Registration of Interest documents can be obtained from Marlborough District Council website All enquiries should be directed to: Ian Macbeth CH2M Beca Ltd PO Box 13960 Christchurch 8141 Ph: 03 374 3192 email:

Council’s Regional Planning and Development Committee chairman Trevor Hook with a group of tourism operators at last week’s meeting of the Visitor Economy Sector group where people were encouraged to generate new ideas that could benefit the region. About 75 people attended to get an update on the way the Smart and Connected framework is encouraging more collaboration by tourism businesses as well as building community connections. “Getting smart and connected is simply short-hand for thinking

Breach of Air Quality Standard for Pm10 in the Blenheim area In accordance with regulation 16 of the resource Management Act (National Environmental Standards relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, referred to as the NES, Marlborough District Council gives notice that the NES for PM10 has been breached in the Blenheim airshed in the year from 27 May 2014. Date of Breach 5 May 2015 Location of Breach Redwoodtown PM10 (µg m-3) 59 Date of Breach 26 May 2015 Location of Breach Redwoodtown PM10 (µg m-3) 54 The Marlborough District Council monitors PM10 concentrations relative to the NES at an air monitoring site in Redwoodtown. The NES for PM10 allows the threshold of 50 µg m-3 to be exceeded on no more than one day per year. The first breach in Blenheim occurred on 5 May 2015. The NES has been breached on two occasions in Blenheim for the year from 27 May 2014. More information can be found on our website

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Dealing with leaking pipes A new ‘no dig’ technique for dealing with cracked and leaking pipes is being successfully used by the Council to repair some of the underground sewer network in Blenheim and Picton. The method minimises the traffic disruption caused by street excavation and has been used to deal with cracks caused by earthquake damage to the sewer pipes buried five metres underground outside Raupo Café in Blenheim, and also cracks in underground pipes in Nelson Street and Picton’s Waikawa Road. The technique involves inserting a new resinimpregnated liner into the pipes using water pressure. The water is then heated, which hardens the resin, making the pipes watertight.

strategically to find new opportunities and working with others at every level to develop those opportunities – and we’re now seeing this in action within communities like Havelock and Picton and in industry groups like the wood sector and now tourism,” said Councillor Hook. • One of the ideas promoted at the meeting was encouragement of the wider use of the region’s social media hashtags #onlymarlborough and #brillianteveryday. Some businesses may be missing out on

On Monday, councillors get down to the work of considering all the submissions made by members of the public on Council’s Long Term Plan. Each councillor gets a copy of every submission along with explanatory information supplied by Council staff on the points that are raised. Today is the final day that councillors will hear directly from those submitters who

opportunities because they are not yet familiar with the opportunities presented by social media. For free advice

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asked to speak on the points they had made in their submissions. On Monday 8 June, Council will make its final decisions on all submissions. That meeting, starting at 9.00 am in the Council chambers, is open to the public. The Long Term Plan will be adopted and rates set at the Council meeting on Thursday 25 June, 2015 at 2.00 pm.

Protect our air quality - burn only dry firewood The wood burners are being lit as the temperatures drop – and already this year the pollution level over Blenheim one night has exceeded the limit. Please remember to maintain bright hot fires, not smoking chimneys. Dry wood burns more efficiently, producing more heat, while wet wood will be harder to get going and creates lots of smoke. Firewood can take up to a full year to dry properly and suppliers should be selling dry wood only – check when it was cut and how it has been stored. Wood is dry if it has cracks in the end of it and makes a hollow sound if you hit two pieces together. Dry wood weighs lighter than wet wood and should catch fire quickly if you put a small piece onto hot embers. Please don’t release toxic smoke into

Positive ageing Winter in Marlborough is chilly and many older houses are cold and poorly insulated. Warmer, drier houses are important to maintaining good health, particularly for elderly people. Given the cost of heating, whether you rely on electricity or firewood, it makes sense to ensure your house is as well insulated as possible so that you’re not paying for heat that is being lost.

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the air by burning • Painted wood • Treated timber • Household rubbish • Driftwood Don’t forget fireplace maintenance. Chimney and flue should be swept in the interests of household safety. Check the seals on fireboxes too. Burning dry wood only will mean less soot in the chimney. Don’t turn your fire right down overnight as slow smouldering produces more smoke and also clogs the flue. • More information about good burning practices is available from the Marlborough District Council or the Council website www. Air-Quality/Good-Burning-Practices Changes to the rules governing

domestic fires are proposed in the Council’s Regional Policy Statement which is under review at the moment including • Banning the use of existing and new indoor open fires (new installations of domestic open fires already prohibited in Blenheim) • Phasing out the use of solid fuel burners that are more than 15 years old • Banning all outdoor burning in the Blenheim airshed (urban area) • Allowing installation of new multi-fuel burners only when they comply with the National Environmental Standards. Public feedback will be sought on these proposals before the Regional Policy Statement is finalised later this year.

Spread the cost of insulating your home Council runs a home insulation scheme where property owners of houses built before 2000 can get insulation, paying back the cost over nine years through their rates bill. That covers the GST-exclusive amount that Marlborough District Council pays to the insulation supplier, as well as interest, and an administration charge (currently $100), together with GST on all these costs. The current interest rate is 7%,

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which is monitored annually and may change. There are currently three recognised insulation service providers in Marlborough who participate in the Council scheme. A service provider or the Marlborough District Council can help you complete your application form or, for more information, contact the Council, Ph: 03 520 7400.


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Blenheim needs variety Absolutely agree Blenheim needs a mall with variety of decent shops....couldn’t agree more.... If you want to draw people, provide for them or you’ll lose them to ‘elsewhere’.

txt talk of the week Big thank you Intercity bus got held up north of Kaikoura for two and a half hours due to slips last Wednesday. While waiting, a motorhome behind the bus offered a toilet and provided cake and slices to the passengers. Restores your faith really, thank you from the passengers!

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I’m tired of stupid people not slowing down at the Eltham Rd crossing at 3pm. Is it going to take a child being hit or worse to make people realise???

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Totally agree with ‘Please Look’ about the attitude of pedestrians in Blenheim. I had a boy riding on the road on his bike, goExcellent service ing in the opposite direction, swing on to the Thanks Jake at Warehouse Stationary for help‘unofficial’ crossing almost under my wheels. ing with my computer issue a few weeks ago. Nearly had a heart attack. Excellent customer service and expert knowlCouncil please - put PEDESTRIANS GIVE WAY on edge. these crossings, as I have seen in other towns. Oh and people - those rough grey strips on the Children in bars road ARE NOT CROSSINGS! No children in a place that serves alcohol so we shouldn’t take our kids to Clubs of Marlborough and most food places as they Children with family....... serve alcohol. If families want to go to their local tavern Don’t know where you go but where we take or club to watch a sports feature match or our kids, Fairweathers, Ale House we don’t see indulge in a child friendly meal of chips, chicken nuggets, or hamburgers & cordial drinks ......... some people as you are saying. what’s the problem ? Their parents have the choice of indulging in a beer, wine, or spirituous liquor......a choice No reply made by them ( not the landlord or legislation Emailed council and as usual no reply. .....thank heavens). Nice job trimming the edges of the paths but If responsible drinking is shown at family that will not help drainage. barbecues & other such functions, I fail to see When it eventually does rain the foot paths will the correspondents point! become foot baths. Let all of us be responsible for some of our Thought summer would have been a good own not unwise decisions apart from the time to carry out corrective work but perhaps judgemental “ looking on”. the Parks & Reserves manager is not a walker at least not in winter.

Let it go What is it about some parents, do they not like kids to go out & enjoy the world? What’s happened to the replacement slide at Is it too hard to let go of all the anxieties from the Burleigh Park? their life? It’s been about 6 months now. You do or all the kids have to miss out? If you don’t want your kids going on a field trip, then keep your kids home. Smoke free response It could save a lot of grief for us all. Smokers have just as much right to smoke on foreshore as you do to picnic. If you had a problem with people smoking Easily recognized near you MOVE! To those of you who think the road laws don’t Its not rocket science. apply to you (stop sign at S.H.63 turn off).

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Such a shame Burgerking shop lovely food, awesome staff dressed tidy !! Then you have the manager!! Scruffy! untidy! Long greasy hair . Asked why he wasn’t wearing a hat? His reply - I’m management I don’t have to wear one! Well young man GET A HAIRCUT. You let the side down. Your staff outshine you.

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Don’t blame the praying mantis When we came to Blenheim 17 years ago there were good populations of both mantis and monarchs. When the asian paper wasp arrived the monarchs went into a steady decline. Mantis maybe take a few but are not the main problem.

Roaring trade Monday late morn headed into town for a coffee. What a joke as usual! Nothing open. Walked the entire length of town and only place open Figaros. Well done to them. Doing a roaring trade. You others take note! Poor effort. You’re in the service industry. Feel sorry for visitors passing through. Maybe that’s why they do just that - pass through & keep on driving!

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Nothing wrong with pool If the water and ambient temperature get much hotter it is too much of a contrast with the outside temp when you go out. It would be good if you could get rid of the draught by the entrance though.

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Solar heat? Dear Ed, Our pool complex is a wonderful asset to Blenheim for residents and visitors alike. Sometimes the pool can feel a bit cool that’s a good reason to get cracking and get exercising. The entrances to the changing rooms are cold, but it is only for a brief moment. I do feel for the poor staff at reception as they are seated in what seems to be a “wind tunnel”, even with the heater going, it is still very chilly when the main doors open, and the staff are stuck there. A perspex or glass frame around the counter would offer them some protection. Please, please, please can we have the shelf reinstalled in the first womens’ shower cubicle? This has been missing for several months now. One last question - why, in this province of abundant sunshine, is our pool complex not solar assisted? Surely this is something that could be looked at and would benefit ratepayers in the long run. M. Johnson

Paranoia over wild animals Dear Ed, The letter by Tony Orman (“21st Ecosystem”) showed the stupidity of the phobia which judges anything introduced to be undesirable. The paranoia is very selective as he pointed out. All humans are introduced, Maori by migration, European by migration. Maori exterminated moas and huia burnt large tracts of land and introduced kiore rats. Europeans burnt and cleared forest too and introduced other creatures from bumble bees to possums, deer etc., Humans are without a doubt the biggest pest of all. On Arapawa Island’s deer, I have heard from good sources DOC has been shooting the few deer there no matter what Phil Klerk believes, perhaps Phil needs to monitor DOC shooters targets more closely? Just destroy the Arapawa wildlife at all costs (like the Endeby Island cattle fiasco). Why shoot the goats and sheep which are certainly genetically unique and probably were liberated in 18th century by Captain Cook? We need more Betty Rowes in this world! DOC has caught the “anti-exotica” phobia. Sad to add, the phobia involves 1080 poison destroying the very native bio-diversity, DOC is charged by Parliament, to protect. One will never know how many endangered pockets of native wildlife have been inadvertently poisoned! If anyone wants to brush up on the subject, DOC included, read conservationist Bill Benfield’s book “The Third Wave” (Tross Publishing) Percy Parker

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Farmers in Blenheim are encouraged to attend a local workshop on how to use the Operational Solutions for Primary Industries’s National Animal Identification and Tracing programme. The workshops have been tailored to beef, deer and lifestyle farmers, and will provide them with an interactive two-hour experience using NAIT’s online system. The Blenheim workshop will take place from 6-8.15pm on June 8 at Chateau Marlborough. OSPRI Group Manager Dr Stu Hutchings says the workshops primarily aimed to help new users of the NAIT system and those needing a refresher course. “The NAIT programme is critical to biosecurity and market access. To be effective, we need all cattle and deer tagged and registered with NAIT as well as up to date data on their location and movements.” The workshops provide people with a guided tour on how to register animals, record the sending and receiving of stock and update animal details in NAIT’s online system. “Accurate NAIT data can be used

of the disease.” Farmers have a chance to ask questions before the July 1 deadline, when all cattle must be tagged and registered in the NAIT database, including animals born before NAIT became mandatory in 2012. The workshop is limited to 20 people. To register, visit www.nait.

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Pig hunt turnout huge for Woody Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The Woody Pig and Deer Hunt concluded on Sunday after attracting a high number of entries and sizeable crowd to the weigh in event. Among the first to arrive with eager faces were children of all ages, clutching the tails of their possums, rabbits and hares. The number of children entered was “impressive” says Woodbourne Tavern manager Rowan Ingpen. “The kids brought in some massive hares and possums, it was really good to see how much they brought in. “There were more kids and families involved this year, and they seemed really enthusiastic too which is what we like to see.”

Results: (Adults) Pig: 3rd - Sam Houston 59.20kg 2nd - Brendon Craw 65.25kg 1st - Scott Gardner 65.35kg Best Tusks - David McGill Average Weight (47.75kg) closest was Duncan Higgins 47.85kg

The quality of game entered was up too, Rowan says, with the heaviest stagg recorded at 118kg. The Hocquard family and supporters were on hand to run the ‘Guess the Weight’ competition. All the entry money, $290, was donated to their fundraising to help fund a vehicle with a wheelchair hoist for their daughter Honor. Proceeds from the event went back to the community in the form of prizes. The Renwick Volunteer Fire Brigade also received a $500 donation for their support on the day. “We would like to thank the community for its support as well as our sponsors for the prizes, it was a great event,” Rowan says.

Deer: 3rd - Julian Anderson 100.55kg 2nd - Scott Randall 102.80kg 3rd - Johny Hope 118kg Best Head - Bruce Anderson Average weight (79.31kg) - closest was Bruce Anderson with 78.7kg (Teenagers)

Goat: 3rd - David Green 30.3 kg 2nd - Cooper Nott 32.2 Kg 1st - Stephen Sounss 40.85kg Pig: 3rd - Kynon Bonifare 46.4 2nd - Qyn Holdaway 49.75 1st - Andrew Carberry 51.75 (Kids)

Wine conference The country’s first major Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference will be held on July 8-10 at the Marlborough Convention Centre. Themed ‘Below, above and beyond,’ the conference will encompass how organic wine begins in the vineyard; how it transforms in the winery and how it travels out into the wider world to be enjoyed. The event will also feature organic wine tastings and an organic feast prepared by award-

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winning chef Bevan Smith. International speakers include French winemaker Phillippe Armenier, Monty Waldin, who has written books on organic and biodynamic wine and Australian wine writer and judge Max Allen. Practical vineyard presentations at the conference will range from nitrogen management to water use to biological disease control. Registration is open now via www.organicwineconference. com.


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Hare: 3rd - Callum Rayner 2.19kg 1st - Chase Mcwhirter and Sam Hayes 2.66kg Rabbit: 3rd - Erin Green and Lexi Harris 0.94kg 2nd - Bella Rayner 0.98kg 1st - Fenella Cooney 1.04kg

Possum: 3rd - Emma McWhirter 2.40kg 2nd - Lachie Cooney 2.61kg 1st - Harry Stocker 2.64kg


Friday June 5, 2015

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Friday 5


RNZAF Rugby League Interbase 2015, Auckland vs Ohakea at Woodbourne Sports Field, first right past the airport, 3pm. Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock. The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen on 573 6868 or check out our Facebook or Trip advisor pages. Picton Museum 10am - 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am - 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm - 5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton, Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery Open 10.30am - 4.30pm daily, 204 High St. Ph 577 6784 or Johanna Zellmer - Forged A fascinating exhibition of two interconnected bodies of contemporary jewellery work. The Millennium Public Art Gallery, opposite Seymour Square, Mon- Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat/Sun 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, Mon- Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat/Sun 1pm - 4pm.

Saturday 6 Marlb Beekeepers Association Welcomes anyone interested in bees to our workshop.....Winter checks. Venue: Marlborough Community Gardens, Ralph Ballinger Drive off Budge Street from 10am - 12md (coincides with the community gardens monthly working bee). Wet weather changes will be published on our Facebook Page

If you have an event email Tash at The Sun

Beauty & the Beasts A Fundraiser for the Marlborough King Salmon MBC Club Inc 1st XV Team of 2015, with Guest Beauty, Tracey Marshall (nee’ Waters), Former Black Ferns Prop & 1998 World Champions … along with an entertaining line up of ‘Beasts’ including David Hill and Bill Bush. Marlborough Boys’ College, 5 Stephenson Street, 6.30pm. $50 per person, tickets available from Cerise, Renwick Meat market or Phone Vicki 5777124.

Indoor Bowls Veteran’s Tournament, Simcox Stadium, 10 am. RNZAF Rugby League Interbase 2015, Woodbourne vs Loser Game 1 at Woodbourne Sports Field, first right past the airport, 2pm. Neillyrich Will rock The Yard Bar...again from 9pm. Matthew and Amelia are a hot Country Duo who, with their chemistry is sure to set the stage on Fire. 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.

Sunday 7 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. Blenheim Gymnastics Club Tumble Track Fun Day Fundraiser for Senior Gymnasts competing at the International Competition in Singapore in November 2015. For more information phone Erica on 021 129 1983. Blenheim Gymnastics Club, 2 Opawa Street, 12pm - 3pm.

Riverside Railway Trains depart Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45pm for Beaver Station at Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return, followed by a 3.00pm return trip to Omaka. Fares : Adults $10 Children $5 ($6 & $3 Omaka) CASH ONLY. Bikefit 2015 Cyclocross Marlborough Series CX-1 Series hosted over 6 Sundays this winter, spectators welcome, the rowdier the better. Cowbells, pots/pans + wooden spoons and gumboots are ‘de rigueur’.While the courses are largely flat, a number of obstacles such as barriers to hurdle, slopes (or stairs) to climb carrying or pushing your bike, short sharp pinch climbs, off camber slopes, grassy paddocks and hopefully muddy conditions to ride through to test the skills and resolve of participants. Athletic Park, Brewer St, Blenheim, 10.30am – 3pm. Indoor Bowls Patron’s Closed Singles Tournament, Simcox Stadium 10 am. 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 RNZAF Rugby League Interbase 2015, Woodbourne vs Winner Game 1 at Woodbourne Sports Field, first right past the airport, 2pm. 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.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission. Associated Modellers Society. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm 4pm $2.

Up & Coming 13 & 14 June The Lads in their Hundreds, Marlborough Singers concert - a tribute to those that fought and served in WWI, Wesley Centre, Henry Street, Tickets $10 at the door, queries 572 8261. 11-14 June Cancer Society Book Fair 2 Alfred Street (CNR Grove Rd) 10am-5pm Phone 579 4379 14 June Mount Vernon Grand Traverse, Fun Run/Walk, Kids Challenge. Redwood Street Gateway Carpark, Wither Hills Gateway Carpark, Redwood Street, 10am – 12pm. 20 June Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Cruise, from Picton for a trip to Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary where you can take a guided stroll around the reserve to spot the native birds and wildlife, back onboard, cruise to New Zealand King Salmon’s Ruakaka farm. Bookings essential call 577 9997.

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

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Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1 - 4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. Malcolm Ph 578 8809.

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Matthew McNeilly and Amelia Richards NeillyRich country musicians


My last meal on Earth would be... Steak, eggs and chips.

One of my best holidays was... A kiwi Christmas.

My guilty TV pleasure is...

Dance Moms.


I’m inspired by...

Keith Urban.

What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? Our first decent guitars. Matt’s Takamine and Amelia’s Mini Maton. Who would you love to have a meal with?

Billy Connolly and Dolly Parton.


What would you spend your last $100 on? Guitar strings.

What’s next on your wish list? An American honeymoon (or a new guitar amp).

What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? We wrote a love song based on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ programme.

Op Shop revamp in The lads in their hundreds full swing By Adam Poulopoulos The Marlborough SPCA is thanking volunteers and local businesses as they undertake a revamp of their Grove Road store. The store has cleared out much of its stock and been given a new coat of paint, among other things, and will open in its new form on Tuesday. Businesses that have helped with the revamp include Lyndon Hogg Painting, Beta Bins, Farmlands Blenheim, New World Blenheim and the Marlborough District Council. The store’s new opening hours will be Tuesday-Friday from 9am-4pm, and 9am2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Drop-offs are available for a small fee, while a pick-up service will run on Thursdays. Right: Marlborough SPCA manager/inspector Kaycee Polkinghorne and Harry May from Lyndon Hogg Painting at the SPCA Op Shop.

Musical tribute to WWI The Marlborough Singers have chosen to commemorate the events of 1915 with a tribute concert dedicated to those that fought and served in World War One. The choir will perform a member of choral works by Vaughan Williams, John Rutter and from Faures Requiem as well as some of the popular songs of that era. This year, the choir have been fortunate to have Robert Tucker as musical director. Robert is a resident artist with the New Zealand Opera. He will also perform as soloist for this concert, including songs from ‘A Shopshire Lad’ by Arthur Somervell. “The Lads in their Hundred” will be two concerts held at the Wesley

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Centre, Henry Street in Blenheim on Saturday June 13 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm, and Sunday June 14 from 2pm - 3pm. The entry fee is $10 and there will be door sales only.

Top items for SPCA fundraiser By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim woman Vicky Green has been an avid supporter of the Marlborough SPCA for a number of years, and has again organised another fundraising dinner and auction. This will be her fourth event that she has organised, raising funds that directly benefit the Foxes Island Road based centre. Last year’s dinner raised $7000 which she was thrilled about, and it’s her hope that she can exceed that this year. The dinner will be held at the Gibb’s on Godfrey restaurant on June 26 from 5:30pm. Tickets cost $60 each and include a three course set menu. Forrest Estate is providing the wine for the evening with a percentage of sales

going toward the fundraiser. Up for grabs in the list of auction items are furniture from the Lounge Suite Company, accommodation vouchers for the Marlborough Sounds, Scenic Hotel Group accommodation for two nights, cafe vouchers, computing vouchers, travel vouchers and a large cat scratching pole jungle gym. Tickets are selling fast so to avoid missing out contact Vicky on 021 469 661.

Every two weeks, staff at Mayfield Kindergarten take children out-and-about to teach them about the value of natural spaces. This photo was taken late last month. Photo supplied.


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Friday June 5, 2015

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New staff, more services Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Eighteen-months have now passed since Phil Sweet purchased the Challenge Queen Street Service Station, and is happy to say both the forecourt and workshop are doing well. So well in fact that he now has a second full time mechanic working. “It’s grown considerably over the 18 months, I am really pleased with how it’s been going,” Phil says. Marc Tong has joined Phil in the workshop and with extensive mechanical experience he is capable of offering a full range of vehicle repairs and servicing on all light vehicles, including European. And with both Marc and Phil being certified Warrant of Fitness Inspectors, they can also take care of any WOF issues that may arise, getting you back on the road safer and sooner. In addition to the repairs and servicing, the workshop also offers air conditioning

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Inside there is a range of cold drinks available, including a new organic bottled juice and smoothie selection, as well as milk, snacks and vehicle accessories. One new addition Phil plans to soon introduce is Cornish Pasties, an old favourite of his. “Watch this space.” The Challenge Queen Street Service Station operates seven days. Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm. Saturday 8am - 5pm. Sunday 8am - 3pm.

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Wairau Youth and Family Trust “Supporting Young People, Empowering Families”

A creative and enthusiastic Community Children’s Worker is needed to serve in a local school and co-ordinate programmes for the Wairau Presbyterian Parish in Redwoodtown, Blenheim. 35 hours per week.

Early starts from 4am (approx 7hrs per day) Wednesdays and Fridays only. Must have current clean drivers license, physically fit as some heavy lifting involved. Would suit semi-retired person. Please apply in writing to: Driver C/O PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240 Applications close 12 June 2015

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We are seeking a new team member at our local after school and holiday programme. The successful applicant will have references and must have experience working with children. If this is you we would like to hear from you. Please email us on or phone 579 1150 for more information

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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Sunday evenings @ 6.30pm St Ninians Presbyterian Church Hall 1 Riley Crescent, Redwoodtown All welcome, refreshments provided. Topic: Faith and Design Biology Sunday 7th June Guest Speaker: Murray Broom For more information phone Brendan O’Hagan 578 5567

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For job description and application form please contact: Tineke Reidie, Wairau Youth and Family Trust, Blenheim Ph 03 578 8895 or email The official application form must be completed and returned by 3rd July 2015.

Branch Manager – Blenheim Mico Plumbing and Bathrooms, a division of Fletcher Building Ltd, is New Zealand’s leading specialist supplier of plumbing and bathroom products to trade, retail and commercial customers with a reputation for quality and customer satisfaction. We have an enviable opportunity for a motivated and trade-experienced individual to join our Blenheim team as a Branch Manager.


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OSCAR Assistant Temporary Position at Woodbourne Community Centre July 20th – August 28th 2015 Hours of work 2.30pm - 5.30pm each week day. Approx 15 .5 hours a week. Applicants must be over 20 years of age. • Enjoy working with children • Be energetic and enthusiastic Training will be given. Come and join our friendly OSCAR staff. For job descriptions and application forms contact:

The OSCAR Coordinator Bread of Life Centre 14B Stephenson St Phone 5781355 ext 4 Email: oscarco-ordinator Applications close 4pm on Friday 12th June 2015

Winery Maintenance Engineer -Blenheim

In NZ, Foley Family Wines comprises of four awardwinning wineries – Vavasour, Grove Mill, Te Kairanga and Martinborough Vineyard. Stadium 2000 At FFW people are passionate about making great wine that people love to drink around the world and every Kinross Street, Blenheim employee contributes to achieving this. 10.00am - 2.30pm We have an exciting new opportunity for a Winery Maintenance Engineer to join our small team based at A member of the Fletcher Building Group. $2 entry fee Children (under 14) free our Grove Mill Winery. The successful applicant will have • An engineering or mechanical trade qualification. • Experience in welding stainless steel. • Previous winery and/vineyard maintenance WORD ANSWERS - JUNE 5 ISSUE experience. • Good judgment and problem-solving skills. Across: 1 Lacquer, 4 Phenomenon, 9 Brittle, 13 Slag, 14 • Ability to read and interpret technical equipment 37 words - FABLED Abed, able, alb, bad, bade, bald, Stress, 15 Tickle, 16 Bigoted, 19 Remunerate, 20 Paradise, manuals and work orders to perform required bale, baled, bead, bed, bel, blade, bled, dab, dal, dale, 21 Divan, 24 Sermon, 25 Chores, 27 Appaloosa, 32 Telegram, maintenance and service. deaf, deal, deb, eld, elf, fab, fable, fad, fade, fed, flab, 33 Ageing, 34 Elevate, 38 Torments, 39 Invert, 40 Crew, 41 Closing date • GreatURL communication skills. Kate the sabre, 52 Havoc, 55 Gravy, Catherine 02.06.15 flea, fled, lab, lad, lade, lea, lead, leaf, led. Proof42read With: _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ Aside, Night,by:_______________________________ 45 Rattle tested: checked: • A can-do attitude and be a team player. 56 Clan, 57 Fasten, 58 Scenario, 61 Secrets, 62 Serene, 63 If this sounds like you, please email your CV Domestic, 66 Isolation, 68 Ornate, 69 Friend, 73 Oasis, 74 to Rebecca Wheeler, People & Safety Manager revisions: Sailboat, 76 Disinfects, 81 Visible, 82 Absorb, 83 Useful, 84 Blenheim Marlborough

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Births This Week

Death Notices

BURTON: Emmilene Rosemarie, May 18, 2015

BESWICK, Lee-Ann Marie: May 27, 2015

DYER: Francesca Elizabeth (3.6kg) May 1, 2015

BUGLER, Margaret Ann: May 26, 2015

ROTHWELL: Alexis (Lexi) Torea (7lb 5oz) May 13, 2015

HICKS, Heather McPhee: May 29, 2015 JACKSON, Clive Forester: May 31, 2015 MASLIN Raymond (Ray): June 2, 2015 NEWMAN, Paul Benjiman: May 28, 2015 SKUDDER, Alan Herbert (Sam): June 1, 2015

In Memoriam

SMITH, Barbara Anne: May 27, 2015

Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary.

WILLIAMS, Reverend Ray: June 2, 2015 WILSON, John Lawrence: May 29, 2015

The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email or phone 577 7868.

School hosts clothes swap for solar panels and science The ‘Friends of Fairhall School’ committee is organising a fundraiser, with the proceeds going toward the installation of solar panels and more science equipment for students. The event, called ‘Ladies Repeat Boutique’ will be held on June 25 at the Marlborough Golf Club. The concept is for ladies to bring along up to five items of either clothing, shoes or handbags that are in a suitable condition. They will receive a free glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage as well as a token for each item, which they then use as ‘currency’ to purchase other swap items during the night. Those who do not provide tokens are able to purchase them, while additional tokens are also available to buy. Both live and silent auctions will also be held, with other prizes up for grabs. Tickets are available from the Fairhall School reception or Mike’s Mower and Chainsaw Services on Nelson Street.

Friends of Fairhall School committee members Rebecca Lawrence, Rachel Black and Megan MacKenzie.




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ROWDEN, George Robert, May 25, 2015 WARD-RATU: Manawa George (8lb 3oz) April 22, 2015

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 20 Very Good 26 Excellent 32 Solution 356: ACROSS, arc, arco, arcs, ass, car, cars, cor, cos, crass, cross, oar, oars, oca, ocas, orc, orca, orcas, orcs, oscar, OSCARS, roc, rocs, sac, sacs, scar, scars, soar, soars, sos. ACROSS 52 Chaos (5)


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The least rainy place on earth Antarctica gets only 6.5 inches of rain or snow per year, making it the continent with the lowest annual rainfall by far. However, Lloro, Colombia, absorbs 534 inches of rainfall per year!

Dance examination results The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Examinations were held in Blenheim on May 21 and 22 by Mrs Susan Edwards of Auckland. These examinations are only held twice a year. The results are as follows: Initial: Honours Rowan McKaySimpson, Chelsea Mandeno, Alexandra Reidie, Kate Woolley. Merit Rylie Plant Preparatory: Honours Mya Blackmore, Ava Elsmore, Zara Jopson, Ashlee Payne, Charlotte Thomas, Grace Vallance. Merit Plus Olive Paterson. Grade One: Honours Lily Parkinson, Alice Paterson. Merit Plus Gabriella Reidie Grade Two: Honours Zoe Francis, Hayley Jopson, Gracie McKay-Simpson,

MacKenzie Woolley. Merit Plus Olivia Marfell, Emma Thomas. Merit Kessia Neal Grade Four: Honours Zoe Blackmore, Ashley Marfell, Jayna Potts. Merit Plus Michelle Brown, Hannah Smit. Grade Five: Honours Bella Rose. Advanced Practical : Honours Grace Owen, Ashana Rengasamy. Merit Plus Rebecca Healy, Morgan Vile. Merit Kelsey Smith Advanced Theory: Honours Rebecca Healy, Grace Owen, Ashana Rengasamy, Morgan Vile. Irish Stage Two Practical: Honours Rebecca Healy, Georgia Marshall, Grace Owen, Kelsey Smith, Morgan Vile. Irish Stage Two Theory: Honours Georgia Marshall, Kelsey Smith.

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Forces of nature collide SPORTS

The upcoming NBA Finals will be a treat to watch, not least because it features the clash of two basketballing forces of nature. This year’s MVP Stephen Curry will lead the Golden State Warriors into battle against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and LeBron James. Both have something to prove. People have constantly questioned Curry’s talent. Only midlevel colleges gave him scholarship offers, and the school he chose, Davidson, had not won an NCAA championship game since 1969. In his three years there he broke a slew of school records and put its basketball programme on the map.

Fast-forward to the 2009 NBA Draft, when Curry was picked seventh by the Warriors. Before he was taken Minnesota had two consecutive picks, and picked two point guards: Ricky Rubio, who is still with the team, and Jonny Flynn, who currently does not have a team. The Wolves finished with the worst record in this season’s NBA, and have never lived down passing on Curry. For LeBron, the weight of a city rests on his shoulders. Cleveland has not won a major American sports trophy for 51 years, despite having a basketball, baseball and American football team. It is one of the longest trophy droughts in American sports.

James (and incidentally, Curry) were born in Akron, Ohio, about a 45-minute drive from Cleveland. James was such a locked-in prospect the Cavaliers took him first in the 2003 draft, before he’d even played a college game. The hometown boy took the Cavaliers close to a title before leaving for Miami in 2010. Videos emerged of Cavaliers fans burning their James jerseys. He spent four years in Miami, winning two NBA titles before deciding to return home last year. The fans forgave him. Who wins the finals is uncertain, but we know we’ll be watching two of the greatest players of all time slug it out for the right.



Moli captains NZ Former Marlborough Boys’ College First XV captain and head boy Atunaisa Moli captained the New Zealand Under-20 rugby team as they thrashed Scotland earlier this week. The Junior All Blacks beat Scotland 68-10 in the opening match of their World Cup campaign in Parma, Italy. Moli, who propped the scrum, is now based in the Waikato region.

With ... Adam Poulopoulos

Coast to Coast

This year’s Coast to Coast multisport event has been opened up to college teams, as event organisers try and increase its appeal to a younger market. Each team would contain a cyclist, a runner and a kayaker. Marlborough Boys’ College head of sport Gray Cornelius says he is unsure if his school will enter a team, while Marlborough Girls’ College sports coordinator Jan Gallop is also unsure, although conceded it was highly unlikely.

Nearo lofts leave best to last

Robert Vallance and Sensei Glen Morgan at the camp.

The last pigeon race on the calendar for Blenheim Racing Pigeon Club’s 2015 young birds was held on Queen’s birthday from Timaru. The classic race with birds entered from as far afield as Auckland and Dunedin. This classic race required two nominated pigeons to have their arrival times averaged. Both birds in a team had to perform well for a successful result. Early arrivals which were nominated teams prevailed in Seddon for members, Nearo Lofts whose birds emphatically won first and second positions with average speeds of 65.18 and 65.07 km per hour, also winning most of the prizes and trophies on offer. Third position went to Jo Eyles team also of Seddon, with an average speed of 63.80 km .

Robert Vallance & Kristen Rochford.

Karate camp About 40 people from around the South Island come together for the first Goju Ryu Karate training camp to ever be held in Blenheim last weekend. The event was organised by Sensei Richie Dickens, who runs the local club in Blenheim, with other instruction from Sensei Hayden Wilmott, Sensei Glen Morgan and Sensei Jack Carter.

The four instructors bought in over 100 years of karate experience between them. Participants were from all over the South Island with clubs from Nelson, Westport and several from Christchurch represented. Dickens says he hopes to make the event annual, and open it up to the rest of the country.

Hazelwood, Blake provide Marlborough highlights


Friday June 5, 2015

Football Marlborough Football is hosting an ASB Holiday Fun Football Programme next month. The programme will be on July 14, 15 and 16 from 9am-3pm each day. For more information, visit the Marlborough Football website.

Netball Blenheim netball fans will not know until the draw is released for 2016’s ANZ Championship whether they will see the Mainland Tactix in Blenheim next season. The Tactix played twice at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 this season, in front of a near-sellout crowd against the West Coast Fever and a sellout against the Queensland Firebirds.

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A large number of Marlborough runners and walkers headed south to compete in the Christchurch half and full marathons and associated events at Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The standout local performances came from Margaret Hazelwood and Stella Blake. Margaret finished first in her age group in the marathon run. She holds the race record for her age group which she set back in 2013. Stella finished second in the W20 age group in the half marathon run while her sister Holly placed fourth in the same age group over the 10 km distance. The half marathon doubled as the

New Zealand championship. The championship was contested by Robbie Barnes and Tracey Sims. Athletics NZ has yet to confirm final masters’ age group places. More than 4000 runners took part in cool, ideal conditions. It was the first time the event had been held in the city centre since the 2011 earthquakes and the start/ finish was at Cathedral Square. The second part of the 21.1 km course which took competitors out through the red zone was very rough in places. Those competing in the marathon completed two circuits.


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Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


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