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Council listens to the people The $24 million Blenheim cultural precinct with a new library and art gallery will be shelved for three years. Mayor Alistair Sowman said council agreed to push back the Taylor River development after earmarking more than $23 million for water schemes in Seddon, Renwick and Havelock. Focusing on core water infrastructure meant something had to give, Sowman said. The big winner has been the CBD which will receive a $2m revitalise budget.

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Council acts on submissions Continued from page 1 Foot traffic had fallen by more than 30 per cent and many businesses were vacating their premises to work from home. There were nearly 20 empty shops around the Blenheim CBD. Council will decide soon how the $2m will be spent in the town centre.

Businesses have been asking council for more signage from state highway one and tidying up the forum area and more grass areas. Tim Thomas of Thomas’ Department Store says this is a fantastic opportunity for both the council and the private sector to turn this space into a local attraction. “[The spending] should bring

some much needed vibrancy to the CBD. Hopefully it will increase foot traffic and bring life back to the town centre” he says. Mayor Alistair Sowman says “I am committed to the development of a new cultural precinct in Blenheim but for the future, not now.

“I don’t want to give the impression that we should abandon the library project. I think it’s right for Blenheim but we may need to be patient.” Councillors have also approved $1m to be spent on landscaping number 2 High St, the site council bought as part of the riverside precinct project.

Expo bigger and better at new venue By Alice Peacock The young and the old flooded into the Marlborough Lines Stadium last Sunday for a fun and informative day at the annual Parent and Child Expo. Marlborough Parents Centre President Rebecca Toms says the day was a success. A range of exhibitors provided valuable information for adult attendees, while fun and games kept the kids entertained. “The money raised will help contribute to new childcare education courses and the costs to get these up and running from the centre’s premises on Alana Place”. The new, spacious location allowed room for a new ‘Kid’s Zone’, enticing youngsters in with a Bunnings DIY craft area and a bungee trampoline, along with other fun-filled activities. The yearly event offers an array of information from childcare options to financial advice, creative products, and leisure activities. The event also had the MPC Child Birth Education teachers on hand, to answer any additional questions. More than 700 people attended, and Rebecca says the new venue allows growing room for the event in years to come.

ABOVE: Oliva Horsenail catches bubbles at the Renwick Pre School stand. INSET: Finger prints please. Dean Buckley takes 3 year old Matthew Turnbull’s fingerprints.


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Work under way to solve draught at pool ‘We want to keep everybody happy,’ says manager. By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 Trust chief executive Paul Tredinnick has acknowledged the stadium pool has a draught problem, and work is under way to remedy it. A door will be placed in the changing room hallway by the end of the month to separate the pool from the other spaces. Work is being undertaken to change air circulation rates in and out of the pool area, the cause of the draught. An air curtain was purchased about two years ago to alleviate the problem in the reception area. Paul compares the issue to a bathroom steaming up without the fan on, and says a balancing act needs to be found. “We don’t want it to be too humid – it’s uncomfortable and affects the fabric of the building. A lot of buildings are moist, humid and smell of chlorine… this is some of the best air in New Zealand.” He says he does not want to lose

sight of how good the facility is. “We want to keep as many punters as happy as possible. We’ve got 100,000 people creating 100,000 slightly different needs. “At any time we could have a 90-year-old and a six-month-old and all ages in between in the pools. “One of our great strengths is we have eight pools and eight different temperatures to choose from, and one advantage for people feeling the cold is for your entry fee, you get free access to the spa, which in many pools in new Zealand you don’t.” The Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 Trust is also discussing other expansions. Plans for a rock climbing wall, mini golf course and a zero-depth aquatic play area for preschoolers have been discussed. All the facilities will be located on-site. Paul says the three developments, as well as development for sporting community groups, were all large investment areas the trust was considering.


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Correction The Sun printed a story on Wednesday, June 3 about Marlborough short story writer Lois Henderson. It stated her book ‘The Punga Man and Other Stories’ was available from Still Books, when it is actually available from The Magazine Shop, at 23 Scott Street. We apologise for the error.

Kaipupu Point beaten to award The Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary was nominated for a Green Ribbon environment award, but lost out to the Project Crimson Trust. Kaipupu Point was nominated in the ‘Protecting our Biodiversity’ category. The awards were announced at a ceremony at Parliament on Thursday evening.

Road open Port Underwood Road, at Robin Hood Bay, is now open after last week’s flooding. Motorists are urged to take caution. Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

“We see ourselves as being the hub of recreation and leisure in town, and that’s exactly how Marlburians see us as well. “We’ve got a track record of

bringing significant positive developments into the community.” The projects are not yet confirmed, but Paul expects progress on each of them by Christmas.

Netballers not moving yet By Adam Poulopoulos It is still uncertain whether Marlborough Netball will remain at Horton Park or move to Lansdowne Park as part of the proposed sporting hub development. Marlborough District Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler says council had been hopeful of pushing the decision through, but there is no strong preference either way within Marlborough Netball yet. “There’s not a clear mandate for a decision to be made tomorrow. Over the next year I


hope they get the momentum to go and the momentum to stay.” He says council will continue to investigate the logistics of the Lansdowne Park option in the meantime. Council hope a final decision will be made next year. Plans are in place to undertake a minor upgrade of Horton Park to ensure player safety in the interim. The funds for the upgrade will be taken from the $295,000 put aside for a netball upgrade.

A feasibility study has proved a move to Lansdowne Park is viable, and Marlborough Netball president Beth Tester recently presented the findings of a 109-person survey to council, which showed a slight majority in favour of a Lansdowne Park move. Marlborough Netball is holding a meeting with representatives of clubs and schools on June 22. Tester says she wants clubs to discuss the issues of concern and inform their representatives before the meeting.

Book fair The Cancer Society Marlborough is holding its annual book fair fundraiser this week. The fair begins tomorrow and runs until Sunday at 2 Alfred Street. The fair is open from 10am-5pm on all four days. The Cancer Society is continuing to take donations of pre-loved books up until the 14th. They can be dropped off at 2 Alfred St.

Express raises cover price As of July 1 the Marlborough Express will raise it’s cover price from $1.50 to $1.60.

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Small people make a big clean up By Alice Peacock Renwick School students are setting an example for other Marlborough schools, with Blenheim, Witherlea, Seddon, and Waikawa schools planning to mirror the school’s annual “Big Renwick Clean-up”. Volunteers joined students from Renwick School in the Big Renwick Clean up on Monday, after weather pushed the event back from its original date last Wednesday. Renwick School’s senior conservation group “The Green Ferns” was a driving force behind the day and its lead-up. Saxon Ferris, who leads the group, says he has been spreading the word about the importance of cleaning up the environment. Eleri James-Sitters, a keen member of the environmental unit, says “one of the best things is seeing the improvements in Renwick’s cleanliness each year”. To Eleri, the day is a chance for the small people of Renwick to make a big difference. “What we do and learn today could help generations in years to come”. Students from Renwick’s junior school took on rubbish in Renwick’s residential streets. The senior schools followed up on this effort, heading into the township and tackling Boyce Street and High Street along with neighbouring sports fields and houses.

Helping out: Renwick School pupils, from left, Maltesen Nikolai, Bruno Saunders, Georgia Reed, Saxon Ferris, Seb Canning, Brodie Lister, and Zac Chee, and front, Eleri James-Sitter tackle rubbish polluting the creek running along the western side of their school.

Principal Simon Heath says the significantly smaller amount of rubbish was a sign that the day is successfully working towards a cleaner, greener Marlborough.

Simon says “the occasion always brings out some very strong conservationists in the mix, who loved getting out and cleaning up Renwick”.

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By Adam Poulopoulos St John Marlborough is elated that a better-than-expected fundraising effort has allowed them to provide the region with top-of-the-line monitor/ defibrillators. St Joh n h a s p u r ch a s e d four LIFEPAK 15 monitor/ defibrillators for use in the region. Two will be based in Blenheim, one in Picton and one in Havelock. St John raised $100,000 in just over a year to purchase the machines, with donors including the Pelorus and Redwood Trusts and several individual contributions. Fundraising was also aided by the St John Community Shop, which opened on Boyce Street

in September last year. The machines act as defibrillators, but also automatically track a patient’s vital signs, alert paramedics to changes as they happen and keep patient records. The LIFEPAK 15 has been made standard across St John branches in New Zealand. St John Marlborough territory manager Murray Neal says the initial aim was to buy two of the machines, but the fundraising allowed them to purchase four and complete the district-wide project. He says having four means all Marlburians can be treated the same. The machines are currently in use.

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By Alice Peacock “Comedy Hypnotist” Dave Upfold has brought his talent and generosity to New Zealand for more than 30 years, making the saying “laughter is the best medicine” quite literal. Dave is bringing his comedy hypnotist routine to Renwick this Friday, fundraising for 6 yearold Honor Hocquard. Honor is a Renwick School student with a rare gene disorder called CDKL5 (Cyclin Dependent Kinase-Like 5). T h e e x- m a y o r o f Queensburgh, South Africa, says he has not worked a day since he moved to New Zealand,

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to various charities and causes, tailoring his shows to the region he is in. “The beauty in what I do is that no two shows are the same”. Honor’s cause was put forward to Dave by Alysha Hutchinson, a family friend of Honor’s mother Kelly. Alysha says the hypnotist show should bring a different crowd from the events usually used to fundraise for Honor. “The show will be something different. It’s definitely not something that comes here often”. Dave says when he heard about Honor he immediately knew the

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show was something that he had to do. “Just the tone of [Alysha’s] voice said to me, “this person is in need”. The fundraising event should bring the Hocquard’s closer to their goal of $30,000, which is needed for a new vehicle that can be fitted with a suitable wheel-chair hoist. Dave however is insistent that Honor will receive all the help that she needs. “If I need to come back, I will”. Dave Upfold at Gieson Sports and Events Centre, Friday night 7.30pm. Tickets from 080 0 289849 or on the door.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Pupils at Riverlands School were asked: What would you do to reduce

child poverty?

Caitlyn Mortimer, 11 Blenheim

Daryan Joseph, 12 Blenheim

Imogen James, 9 Blenheim

Lachlan Hall, 10 Blenheim

Ryan Woodhouse, 12 Blenheim

People could donate money to them and they could build houses for them to live in with cheap rent.

All wealthy people could go out of their way to donate to people who aren’t as wealthy.

Donate some more money, and the government could donate more money to them.

Donate cans of beans and stuff and if they can’t afford electricity bills give them chips and stuff, so they don’t have to use electricity to cook.

The government could give the poor a good amount of money so they can buy food and a house.

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Tom Leonard, 11 Blenheim I’d try and get some more houses built with cheap rent so they could live there, and have more money donated.

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They have been advised to stop doing so, as it mixes with the good bacteria and creates superbugs. What else do they dose the animals that we all eat with? Heck I hate the idea of being a vegetarian in my time of life. Kathie Warren

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From the barracks to Blenheim

Marlborough Osteopathic Services co-owner Paul Sell and his family have taken a circuitous route to arriving in Marlborough. Paul spoke to Adam Poulopoulos about his career, which included travel around the world with the British Army.

It was on a three-week holiday in 2005 when Paul Sell and wife Emma decided immigrating to New Zealand was a possibility. In February 2013, with two more trips behind them and daughter Chloe in tow, they made the move to Marlborough. In January they became business owners, purchasing Marlborough Osteopathic Services. Paul’s family circumstances and career have made him a seasoned traveller already. He was born in Malta, where his parents were stationed as civil servants. About 15 months later his family shifted to Cheltenham in the south of England. Paul admits he was not a model student. He decided to join the army aged 16, but he says he hesitated about his decision. “I decided at the 11th hour to stay at school and do my A-Levels, and

dad said ‘you must be kidding.’ “He literally came home with brochures for the army.” Paul spent about 20 years as an administrator in the army. He says his original plan had been to stay for six years, and then leave to become an accountant. Instead, his career took him around the world. He spent time in Norway, the former Yugoslavia, Canada, Sierra Leone and the Middle East during the second Gulf War. In his mid-20s he took a massage course and considered moving on, but decided against it. He progressed up the ranks to become a major, before leaving in 2007. “I got a bit disillusioned. While my job was always administration I always liked people contact,” he says. “Working in a headquarters drove me round the bend,” he says. One of Paul’s great passions is

sport, so much so he says his best man made a joke about it during his wedding speech. “He went to the date of our first anniversary and noticed a really obscure event like the World Tiddlywinks Championships were on. “He said ‘Emma, you know how you’ll be spending your anniversary.” Paul tried his hand at several sports, but swum and played water polo at a representative level. He also competed nationally in the modern pentathlon while in the army, and it was through his trainer he took an interest in osteopathy. “It (modern pentathlon) is quite hard on the body and all the disciplines are so different. “The guy who prepared me to compete was an osteopath who used to be a pentathlete.”

He began his course in 2007, and after a stint working in England he and his family made the move to Blenheim. He was of fered a job at Marlborough Ostoepathic Services by friend Marcus Ferreira, who he met in the army, before subsequently purchasing the business. “It was always the plan. We just bought it slightly earlier than we thought,” he says. He says the New Zealand way of life was part of what attracted his family to make the move. “Kiwis are always friendly, and they like a beer. “They’ve got a ‘work hard, play hard ethos.” Outside of work Paul coaches the Marlborough Boys’ College water polo team, swims and likes to bike the roads and trails around Marlborough.

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Keeping our elderly SAFE Awareness Day activites On Thursday, June 18 there will be a free concert at the Forum from 12noon as part of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The entertainer for the event is Phil Steans from Nelson, who has just won one of the sections at the Gore Gold Guitar awards. There will be a remembrance circle also at the Band Rotunda, where people are invited to write

a happy memory about an older person in their lives. A collection will be held on June 18 at The Forum, at the Warehouse and at Countdown Supermarkets in Springlands and Redwoodtown. Your donation will stay in Marlborough and will go towards supporting elderly abuse awareness in the community.

You’ve still got so much to share Totara day activity programme HomeShare companionship and activities in a private home Improving well-being by bringing people together to enjoy companionship, outings and activities Phone 577 9005 12a Muller Road Blenheim

It’s time to stop elder abuse Age Concern needs help stopping elder abuse in our communities. Age Concern Marlborough community support worker Catherine Donnelly says that although Age Concern receives 2000 referrals of elder abuse every year, including financial, psychological and physical abuse, there is still hope that we can all make a difference and improve the lives of older people. Age Concern’s elder abuse and neglect prevention (EANP) teams work closely with older people and their families to resolve issues of abuse and ensure it does not reoccur. Age Concern also works in the community to educate people about the signs and effects of abuse to help prevent it from happening and how to challenge disrespectful attitudes. Catherine says that the Marlborough community can challenge disrespectful attides towards older people by promoting respect. “Love and cherish your older relatives, respect and honour their wisdom, include them in your plans and social activities, encourage them to make their own decisions and let them set their own pace.” She also says that we all need to keep an eye out for elder abuse in our community. “Don’t let fear of meddling in someone else’s business stop you from voicing your

Age Concern Marlborough community support worker Catherine Donnelly

concern. “It is time to stop elder abuse in our community and if we all pull together we can achieve this,” she says.

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That is why we say ‘your day – your way’ because you are at the heart of everything we do. Our kind and understanding staff build their care around you. We understand the importance of friends and family, and they are welcome at any time. Come and see for yourself We would love to have the opportunity to talk to you about what we can offer. Please don’t hesitate to visit our facilities any time during business hours or contact our Care Home Manager, Kathy Hargreaves on (03) 577 6556 or 027 222 9412 after hours.


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Keeping our elderly SAFE Visit your local Library today.... Marlborough District Libraries (Blenheim and Picton) have an extensive collection of large print books (fiction and non-fiction), talking books - on cassette and CD, music CDs, magazines and jigsaw puzzles. Access to the Libraries catalogue, databases and e-book collection is available at

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Awareness is ‘imperative’ “About half of abusers are adult children...” Age Concern Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week (June 15-22) which begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15). Age Concern Marlborough community support worker Catherine Donnelly says that raising awareness around this issue is imperative. EANP services receive an average of eight calls per day about older people suspected of being abused or neglected. In three quarters of these cases, abuse or neglect is confirmed. In New Zealand the most commonly reported types are financial abuse and psychological abuse. “The more people understand about elder abuse and what they can do to stop it, the better.” “They make decisions for the older person without even asking them what it is they

want. “Or, they ridicule them about the decisions they do make. Sometimes, they pressure older people into doing things they don’t really want to do - like giving a loan, selling their house or letting a family member move in with them for free. “Attitudes like these show a lack of respect for the older person, for their quality of life and for their needs.” Catherine says three quarters of elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand occurs

at the hands of family members. About half of abusers are adult children and about half of the abused elders are over 80-years-old. “This is one of the reasons it stays hidden. Many older people feel ashamed their own flesh and blood is treating them badly, so they won’t talk about it,” she says. “We help people recognise that older people have a lot to contribute and are very valuable members of families and the community,” Catherine says.

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Every year, thousands of older New Zealanders are being abused and it’s our responsibility as a community to ensure that older people are always respected, never abused. What is elder abuse and neglect? Elder Abuse and Neglect is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. How you can help to prevent elAbout elder abuse Each year, Age Concern’s Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention services receive more than 2,000 referrals. That’s eight referrals every working day.

We believe people need to take a more active role in supporting the health and well-being of older people. Commonly, there are several types of elder abuse that can occur, such as; financial, psychological and physical. Startling research shows that three quarters of elder abuse occurs at the hands of people’s own family members. There is a fear with older people that if they speak-out they will lose the only social support network they have, especially if the abuser is a relative. To contact the nearest Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service, phone Age Concern Marlborough on (03) 579 3457.

afternoon Are you looking for some light, inexpensive entertainment? If so, why not come along to Age Concern’s Movie Afternoon. Titled ‘Hip Hop-Eration’ will screen at Top Town Cinemas in Blenheim on Sunday, June 14 at 1:30pm. The cost is only $5 and tickets are available from Age Concern Marlborough, Grey Power and Top Town Cinemas.

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Keeping our elderly SAFE

Peter’s story Peter was 92 years old, living alone and required 24 hour care. He had terminal cancer, so was very frail and particularly vulnerable. He did not have ‘enduring power of attorney for personal care and welfare’ in place. With the help of his family, Peter privately employed a live-in caregiver – Samantha. Previously, Samantha had been caring for Peter as an employee of an agency, but her employment was terminated when she was found to be stealing (unbeknown to Peter and his family). Peter’s family contacted Age Concern with concerns about that Samantha was displaying bullying behaviour (towards family members). The family also had concerns about the ‘grooming behaviour’ by Samantha, which resulted in Peter suddenly not wanting to see his family. During this time, Peter received several days of inpatient medical treatment. The hospital social worker noticed something was wrong and alerted the Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention social worker that Samantha was acting more like a partner than a caregiver.

Don’t ignore the signs of abuse, support the family member by contacting Age Concern.

The social worker reported that the caregiver acted inappropriately in the hospital, including telling the doctors what to do, refusing to leave the room during doctor’s rounds and placing herself between Peter and his daughter at the medical consultation. It then came to light that Samantha had displayed similar grooming behaviour a year earlier – when she had been a private caregiver for an elderly couple in another town. She had tried to get legal documents signed over to her, including the title to the couple’s land. With this knowledge, and consent from

Peter, the Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention social worker negotiated with Samantha to depart immediately. Peter’s family immediately employed another caregiver who was extremely professional and had a good knowledge of his palliative care needs. Peter appreciated being well cared for in the peaceful environment of his own home, surrounded by his loving family, until he passed away several weeks later. • True story provided by Age Concern. Names are ficticious to protect identities.

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BATTERSBY: Paul, Nicole and big brother Jude are so pleased to announce the safe arrival of Ruby-Lou on April 17, 2015 at at 12.52am. A special thank you to midwife Gwen Costello (you are an amazing woman Gwen xxx). Photo provided.



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Bearings and Accessories Centre A customer’s lasting impression of a business comes down to the service they receive. So when a customer walks through the doors of Bearing and Accessories Centre, it’s the prompt and friendly greeting from staff that creates a positive vibe. Not only does the team, George Sutherland, Nigel Kennington and Phil Walker value and enjoy their customers, but they enjoy trading in

and sharing their knowledge of this specialised parts business. “We have a unique working skill set,” says manager George Sutherland. “With Nigel, his length of service and skills are extensive, and his bearing knowledge is second to none, while Phil knows a lot about automotive bearings and trailer gear. “As for myself, I have a lot of brand knowledge

in bearings and seals as well as oils and lubricants and Mechanical Seals. “ While Bearings and Accessories Centre is renowned for providing a comprehensive selection of products, two new areas have been introduced including pneumatics and motors and gear boxes. There is also a substantial trailer components range and specialised tooling area.

Ken Ham’s Music Works Ken Ham’s Music Works has long been a welcoming place that those who are musically minded can call their own. Located on Scott Street, Ken Ham’s Music Works is proud to be one of Marlborough’s longest standing businesses. Owned by Ken and wife Karenne; “We are doing what we set out to do 32 years ago and are still happily doing so,” Ken says. Not only do Ken, Karenne and their knowl-

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edgeable team enjoy sharing their passion and love for music, but they also encourage people to pick up an instrument and try it for themselves. “We have superb staff who have a broad knowledge, so we invite the community to come into the store and see us, even if it’s just for a chat,” Ken says. Ken Ham’s Music Works specialises in everything from grand pianos through to guitar

picks, as well as a wide array of sound systems. “We have supplied professional sound systems to schools, churches, clubs, auditoriums, theatres and bands throughout Marlborough and New Zealand. “If it’s a small compact sound system or something much more sophisticated, we have it,” Ken says. For everything musical call in and see the team at Ken Ham’s Music Works.

Regal Rolls Royce There is nothing more memorable than the bride’s entrance, so why not do it in timeless, classic style by arriving in a Rolls Royce. Blenheim couple Steve and Sue Wilkinson are proud to introduce their new business Regal Rolls Royce. Steve, who already operates a juke-box hire and DJ service in Marlborough felt the addition of the two 1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadows

would compliment their existing business. “Often I am asked by brides where they can hire cars for their weddings, so we felt this was a unique opportunity,” Steve says. The identical models were previously part of a fleet of hire cars in Christchurch, but after the 2011 earthquake most of the fleet was destroyed. Steve and Sue purchased them in February and are now providing a personalised

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New manager Paul Fletcher (Fletch) and Caltex Main Street station owner Grant Stubbs.

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New manager ‘great asset’ Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk After over 25 years of being in business, Caltex Main Street Station owner Grant Stubbs has decided to pull back and employ a manager to take care of the day-to-day operations. Now greeting customers as they fuel up at the station and Fix convenience store is new manager Paul Fletcher. Paul joins Wayne, Pete, Bonnie and Wingy who have been ‘fantastic’ long serving staff members, Grant says. ‘Fletch’, as he is affectionately known, worked for Grant 18 years ago and over that time the two remained good friends. “I went to work for Grant for what was meant to be six months but turned into five years. It’s great being back working for him; this role has the best of all the things I like

to do,” Paul says. “There’s also been plenty of humour,” Grant adds. “Because we look similar there’s been some confusion between us,” he laughs. Having Paul’s friendly manner and background in admin and retail makes him a great asset to the team, Grant says. “He loves what he does, he enjoys the interaction with customers and has a good handle on how things run here. “Paul will be the point of contact from here on so I encourage customers to say hi, he is very friendly and approachable.” Grant Stubbs has been a Caltex retailer in Blenheim for over 25 years. Caltex Main Street station is Blenheim’s only locally owned service station, property and business.

Marc Flood Owner of Maher & Moseley Panel Beaters From minor to major panel beating we are the experts. Our technicians have experience in all types of panel beating work. Our expert team, with Marc at the helm, will get you back on the road in no time. We have our own paint shop on site with one of the best painting teams in Blenheim. Call in anytime and have a chat to Marc about your panel beating requirements.

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Fix convenience Last year Caltex rolled out the new Fix branding to bring more consistency to their stations nationwide. Grant’s store was one of the first to undergo changes which included an improved store layout, product range and decor. “It’s all about convenience for the customer. The Fix has all your basic grocery items, food and drinks right through to car accessories. Customers will also continue to benefit from the AA Smartfuel loyalty card. See in store for more details.”

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The Marlborough Parent & Child expo was held on Sunday at Stadium 2000.

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Wednesday June 10, 2015

 Mum Hannah Green with her son’s Jacob, Kobi and Josiah.

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death notices GUDGEON, Reginald Percy (Jack), Reg. No. A73899 Flight Sergeant: On Sunday June 7 2015, passed away peacefully, at Aberleigh Rest Home. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Patricia (Pat), loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Liz, Sharon and Peter, Christine and Gary. Much respected Pop of Terry and Anna; Amanda; Benjamin, Elise (deceased), and Leecia. Great Pop of Joshua and Erin. Special thanks to the staff at Aberleigh, especially Catherine. Messages to the Gudgeon Family, c/- 19 Buick Street, Blenheim 7201. A private service for Reginald will be held. G E O F F R E Y T SOW M A N F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 LOVE, Noreen May: On Sunday June 7 2015, peacefully at Aberleigh Rest Home. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Leo (Tiny), loved mother and mother-in-law of Eddie, Wayne and Chrissie, Warren and Jivalak, Gavin and Jan, Kathryne and Chris Williams. Much-loved Nana, Great Nana and Great, Great Nana. Special thanks to all the staff at Aberleigh. Messages to the Love Family, c/- 43 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Marlborough Federation of Women’s Institute would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to c/- 53 Hampden Street, Picton 7220. A service for Noreen will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am on Thursday June 11, followed by interment at Waikawa Urupa. G E O F F R E Y T SOW M A N F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 The Sun Newspaper offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $15.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.

McKEE, Michael: On Sunday June 7 2015, at home in Blenheim, in his 94th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary, loved father and father-in-law of John (deceased), Michael (deceased), Patrick and Sharon, Jane and Bruce, Peter and Marea, Terence and Maria, Caroline and Warren. Dearly loved Grandad of Joel, Philippa, Sara, Maria, Josh, Adrian, India, Michael, and Lawrence. Great Grandad of Kees. “The Angels have come to take you home. R.I.P.”. Messages to The McKee Family, 46 Cleghorn Street, Redwoodtown, Blenheim 7201. A Requiem Mass for Michael will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, at 11am THIS DAY Wednesday June 10, followed by interment at Seddon Cemetery. G E O F F R E Y T SOW M A N F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 MILLS, Lawrence John (Laurie): On Thursday June 4 2015, peacefully at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 82 years. Beloved husband of Irene, much-loved father and father-in-law of Craig, Grant and Nicola, and Mark and Lynn. Much-loved grandfather and great grandfather. Dearly loved son-in-law of Rita Wigham. Special thanks to Hospice Marlborough for their amazing love and care of Laurie. Messages may be sent to the Mills Family, c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Marlborough, P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240 would be appreciated. A memorial service for Laurie will be held in Cornwall Manor, Cnr Cornwall Street & Knights Road, Lower Hutt, at 10.30am Friday June 12. G E O F F R E Y T SOW M A N F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 SIMPSON, Henry Douglas: At Aberleigh Rest Home, on June 2 2015. Aged 85 years. Loved eldest son of the late Henry (Nip) and Claire Simpson (Little Wanganui, Karamea District). Brother and brother-in-law of Graeme Simpson (Richmond), Brian and Gwen Simpson (Blenheim), Helen McIntyre (Auckland), Phyllis Murray (Christchurch). Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Aberleigh. A private funeral for Doug has taken place. G E O F F R E Y T SOW M A N F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

RASHLEIGH, Elizabeth Anne (Betty): Passed away, peacefully at Wairau Hospital, on June 6 2015 with her family at her side. Aged 71 years. Loved sister of Fay Osborne, David Rashleigh, Jeanette Petterson and Lynley Hansen. Aunty to Maureen, Kathlene, Vivian, William, Christine; Patricia; John, Karen; and Bruce. Great Aunt to Colleen and Belinda; Jessica, Loren, Michael; Scott; Katie, Nathaniel; Maiya; Nathan and Bryan. Many thanks to the staff at Wairau Hospital for their care of Betty and support to her family. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Rashleigh Family, c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A service for Betty will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, 1pm Friday June 12, followed by a private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. G E O F F R E Y T SOW M A N F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015 peacefully at Maxwell Care Home, Blenheim aged 77. Dearly loved wife of John for 57 years. Much loved mother and mother in law of Johnny (Waipara), Tony and Leanne, Janice and Ken Thompsett, Kenny and Sonya and Kay and Greg Lyford. Dearly loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Messages to 41 Burleigh Road, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers a donation to Life Flight Trust, c/- PO Box 14-449, Wellington 6241 would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A Funeral service for Barbara will be held at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5 Henry Street, Blenheim at 1.30pm on Friday 12 June followed by a private cremation. CLOUDY BAY FUNERAL SERVICES, BLENHEIM. SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015. Dearly loved Mum of Johnny and dearly loved Grandmother of Andrew, Mathew and Callum. Most wonderful Mum and Grandma, love you lots, miss you heaps. Rest In Peace.



SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015. Dearly loved Mum of Tony and Leanne, Grandmother of Murray, Ethan, Melissa and James Martin and Ryan and Great Grandmother of Amelia and Cooper Martin and Bella. Rest in Peace Mum SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015. Dearly loved and devoted Mum of Janice and Ken Thompsett. A very special and much loved Grandma of Gareth and Nicole, Lisa, Melissa and Brody and Great Grandma of Louie, Thomas and Harley. Mum your struggle is now over. Much loved and sorely missed. Rest in Peace Mum SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015. Dearly loved mum of Kenny and Sonya, cherished Grandmother of Madison, Jackson and Jefferson. SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015. Dearly loved mum of Kay and Greg Lyford. Loved Grandmother of Rebecca and Jimmy, Robert and Samantha and Great Grandmother of Addelyn and Hayley and Riley. SIMMONS; Barbara Elizabeth On 7 June 2015 at Maxwell Care Rest Home. Dearly loved and respected daughter-in-law of the late Iris and Ralph Simmons of Blenheim. Loved sister-in-law of Heather and the late Barry; Allan and the late Marion; Janette and the late Douglas; Tex and Pauline; Pam and Ken Partridge; Jeanette and Barry Davies all of Blenheim; Anne and Barry Griffin, of Hinds. “Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, our chain will link again”. Will always be remembered with love. xx

in memoriam Barbara Ida Robinson Passed away 9-6-13 There is not a day goes past that we don’t think of you as a wonderful Wife, Mother & Nannie Miss You, always in our hearts Owen, Kelly & Chris, Monica & Billy, Logan, Millie, Ava, Mason

By Russell McQuarters ACROSS 1. Alliance (11) 7. Dipping(biscuits)in tea (7) 11. Move aimlessly (5) 12. Foolish (7) 13. Slacken (3,2) 14. Money expert (9) 15. Study of word sources (9) 16. Variety of fowl (6) 18. N.Z. lizard (7) 21. Engrave (4) 23. Ballad (3) 25. Defective bomb (3) 27. Kiln (4) 28. Tutor (7) 30. Silk fabric (6) 32. Firearm (3) 33. Hovel (3) 34. Hot water spring (6) 35. Income (7) 36. Restrain (4) 37. Statute (3) 39. Epoch (3) 41. Worlds’ longest river (4) 43. Oscillate (7) 45. Loophole (6) 48. Retract on opinion(inf) (4-5) 49. Water clock (9)

51. Beer mug (5) 52. Art of paper folding (7) 53. Yucca tree fibre (5) 54. Military shop (7) 55. Social gathering(3-8) DOWN 1. Italian priest (5) 2. Plastic surgery of the nose (11) 3. Don Brash heads this party (8) 4. Dried grape (6) 5. Lift up (5) 6. Tolerant (7) 7. Area for ship repairs (8) 8. Country singer; Willie ... (6) 9. Slightly drunk (7) 10. Itinerant traveller (5) 16. Forced marraige; ‘... Wedding’ (7) 17. Unaffected (7) 19. Male relative (5) 20. Stern (7) 22. Flatfish (7) 24. Longing (3) 26. Algerian Governor (3) 29. Leave of absence from school (5) 31. Gibberish (6,5)

32. Coagulate (3) 33. Prosecute (3) 38. Lower by cranking (4-4) 40. Scottish county (8) 42. Reading desk (7) 44. Undulating (7) 46. Larder (6) 47. Sheep breed (6) 48. Fundermental (5) 49. Map (5) 50. Mohammedan ruler (5)

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THOMMY’S TAKEAWAYS. D ue to a family bereavement Thommy’s Takeaway’s will be closed on Friday 12 June. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Marlborough Softball Association

31 AUGUST TO 17 DECEMBER 2015 We are seeking a dynamic, confident teacher to teach our newly established class of school beginners. Knowledge and experience of teaching at the new entrant level is an advantage. Application package available from Applications close 19th June.

situations vacant THAI CHEF required for Blenheim based cafe and catering business, must be Qualified Phone 021-250-5756.

EXPERIENCED Bar Tenders for Kokomo Night Club, email c.v to jassalpaul@yahoo. com or ph Nick Paul 021-1540-706

A job description, setting out the hours and remuneration can be obtained by emailing or texting Vicki on 021 688 158 during working hours. Applications close on 18 June 2015.

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANTS Permanent & casual shifts are available for enthusiastic and committed health care assistants. Experience is preferred, but full training will be offered to suitable applicants. Please call at reception for an application form or email

Health Care Assistant REQUIRED

Rostered all shifts. Experience preferred but not compulsory. Please call at reception or email for an application form. Applications close 14th June.

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kahurangi Blenheim

Administration Assistant We require an Administration assistant who is enthusiastic and motivated to join our team. For this role it is critical you are an experienced administrator, are well organised and can demonstrate a proven ability to multi task. This position is Permanent / Full time (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) The successful applicant will be responsible for: • General Reception Duties • Receiving / Co-ordinating Job Bookings • Account Receivables / Payables • Processing Invoices • Payroll To be successful in this role you will require the following: • Ability to work accurately with particular attention to detail • Good oral and written communication skills • Strong computer skills • Experience with MYOB software If this sounds like you please apply in writing complete with CV to: The Manager Cresswell Electrical Limited PO Box 114 BLENHEIM 7240 Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Applications close 5pm on the 19th June 2015.

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6 Symons Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand P: +64 3 577 8822

New Entrant Teacher Fixed Term

Marlborough Softball are looking for an enthusiastic, computer literate person with good communication skills, who can help develop softball in the local area.

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Wednesday June 10, 2015

Vineyard supervisor Thornhill Horticultural Contracting is a well-established, large supplier of labour to the Viticulture industry in Marlborough. Thornhill is a registered Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) recruiting specific staff from New Zealand, Thailand and the Pacific Islands, to fulfil the needs of its valued vineyard clients. We currently have a position available for a Vineyard Supervisor. Applicants must have the following: • At least three years experience • Be able to report to management and complete paperwork on time • Fluent in Thai • Reliable and have a tidy work ethic • Preference will be given to an experienced supervisor, but not essential as full training will be given • Be able to work long hours when required • Have excellent communication skills • A good understanding of RSE policy • Clean drivers licence In the first instance, please forward a brief email to no later than 12th June 2015, explaining previous work history and contact details

Kaiako Fulltime position

We are looking for a Kaiako to work in 1 of our established Kōhanga Reo in Blenheim; the person we are looking for must have these following attributes, • Fluent in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga. • Passionate and engaging with tamariki aged. • from 0-5 yrs. • Competent Team Leader for kaimahi & whanau. • Be energetic, motivated and able to work as part of a team or independently when required. • Can think on your feet. • Excellent communication skills. • Excellent planning and organisation skills. • Excellent time management skills. To apply please send current CV to Kim Ruri Kaupapa Kaimahi Te Tauihu o te waka a Maui Te Wai Pounamu 0276878958. Email : or send to P O Box 268 Motueka 7143 Applications to be in by June 19th 2015.

Warehouse Operator Blenheim

In New Zealand, Foley Family Wines comprises of four award-winning wineries – Vavasour, Grove Mill, Te Kairanga and Martinborough Vineyard. At FFW people are passionate about making great wine that people love to drink around the world and every employee contributes to achieving this. Due to an internal promotion we have an opportunity for a Warehouse Operator to join our small team based at our Grove Mill Winery. The successful applicant will need Practical experience in a warehouse environment including a forklift license • Good attention to detail and take pride in your work. • To be adaptable to change and be a team player • To have excellent oral and written communication • Have a can-do attitude and a customer service focus. If this sounds like you, please email your CV to Rebecca Wheeler, People & Safety Manager Applications close Wednesday 17th June. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit

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Registered Nurse 2 Permanent duties per week plus extra duties when required Please call at reception for an application form or email

Driver Required 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.

ABC Mayfield makeover By Adam Poulopoulos They asked for a pirate ship, painting area and bike track, and that is what they got. Children, teachers and parents celebrated childhood education centre ABC Mayfield’s new playground, a project they all had input in, on Friday afternoon. The new attractions include a bike track, seed garden and bark area for arts and crafts, and still to come are movable boxes, which centre manager Leanne Brown says “can be turned into a pirate ship.” Leanne says the project was a team effort. “Our playground was at the stage where it needed a revamp, and we worked with the kids on what they wanted to see in the programme. “We worked with the parents and the teachers as well.” As well as the new attractions the sandbox has been moved and the space made safer than before. RIGHT: Philip-Junior Fidow, 5, Anthony de Oliveira, 4, Isabel Lowther-Phillips, 3 and Cruz Riddell Ewart, 4 on the centre’s new bike track.

Red Puppy Bikkie Day

Would suit semi-retired person. Please apply in writing to: Driver C/O PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240 or email:

Ethan Spencer, 3, Katherine Mundy, 3 and Olivia and Georgina Westergard-Allen, 4, got in behind Red Puppy Bikkie Day at Spring Creek playcentre on Monday. The biscuits were baked on Sunday and then decorated with the help of the children, before being sold to raise money for the Blind Foundation.

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. Remuneration dependent on experience and qualifications. A contribution may be made towards relocating costs. 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. Leading and developing a small but talented team, you will demonstrate strong leadership skills to coach and develop staff in a customer focused environment while driving the delivery of profitable results. You will have an exceptional ability to grow business relationships whilst still seeking opportunities for growth by contributing to market, sales and safety strategies. This is a hands-on role that will see you working closely with your team, customers and the community. Apply online at quoting reference 1163351 or phone Lisa on (03) 341 0621. Applications close on Tuesday, 16th June 2015.

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community notices The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

Family/Whanau for information/advocacy/support For families living with mental illness/ addictions please contact Supporting Families Marlborough - Lyn, Karina or Sandra ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

Heart Help Seminar Meet the Medical Team from the Heart Foundation and interact on all matters of Heart Health. Wednesday June 17th. 10.30-2pm Clubs of Marlborough. Registrations necessary: Ph Alvyn 578 1264 or Jenny 577 6655.


The Blue Door

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

Open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm. Saturday 9.00 - 2pm. Items surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.

St John Community Shop Springlands

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service

We require donations of lemons, seasonal produce and good quality shop items. Thank you for supporting your ambulance service. Ph 578-1754

Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.

Sheets ‘n’ Things

Older Person Seminar

Looking for warm bedding? Try us first! Shop between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Ph: 578 1356 Ext 5 or 0211788337

3rd Thursday every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers. Ph Wendy 5794446 leave name an number or 021 113 0160.

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers.

Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 578 8125. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm.

Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451 Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

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Home-town delight for Jayda By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim-based Jayda Elkington had extra reason to smile on Thursday night, as the New Zealand Youth Volleyball team defeated Australia on her home court. The Marlborough Girls’ College Year 11 student played the full match as New Zealand recorded a straight-sets 25-12, 26-24, 25-20 victory at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. About 300 people turned out to watch the match, cheering loudly when Jayda was announced in the starting line-up before the match, and every time New Zealand won a point. Jayda set the ball well throughout the match, contributing to a strong New Zealand team effort. After losing the first three points in the first set, New Zealand established a comfortable buffer which they did not relinquish. The second set was filled with

momentum swings and long rallies, making for engrossing viewing. A slow start by New Zealand saw Australia establish a 10-2 lead, but New Zealand staged a fightback, achieving set point at 24-20. Australia fought back to make it 24-all, before New Zealand held their nerve and secured the two points they needed to take the set. New Zealand maintained their momentum, and held Australia at arm’s length throughout the third set to take the match. The match was the third in a fourtest series. New Zealand won the final match in Wellington 3-2 on Saturday to draw the series. They were up 2-0 before withstanding a strong Australian fightback to win the fifth set and the match. The result means the series was drawn two all. Australia won the first match in straight sets in Christchurch, before Laike Baker serves. winning in five sets in Nelson.

O’Leary’s move crew-cial for development By Adam Poulopoulos An 18-year-old rower is hoping his move to Marlborough will help him take the next step in his career. Jack O’Leary made the move from Dunedin to Picton in November after finishing at Kavanagh College, and has since moved full-time to Blenheim. The sculler is now affiliated with the Central Regional Performance Rowing Centre, while also being selected for the national Pathway to Podium development programme. O’Leary says he has swapped rowing by himself in Otago Harbour, which is exposed to the elements, for the opportunity to train on the Wairau River with other rowers. “It’s just such a blessing to have the Wairau River, where you can get water 365 days a year, and the level of coaching on so many different aspects, which help you address your weaknesses.” O’Leary trains six days a week, and says being surrounded by other high-level rowers is helping him learn more about different rowing styles. He gets the chance to put the training to the test with the New Zealand under-21 rowing team, which will have regattas home-andaway against Australia later in the year. He was selected for the squad after picking up a bronze medal with the New Zealand

Jack O’Leary. quadruple sculls crew at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Germany last year, and silver in Lithuania a year earlier. He says making the full New Zealand team and winning Olympic medals is his main aim. “The Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo is the main goal for me. “For the next couple of years I’m aiming to be in the under-23 team and for the next two or three Olympic cycles I want to be in a sculling boat with the aim of winning gold in 2024 and 2028.” In less than two weeks O’Leary heads to Lake Karapiro to train with the under-21s. Outside of rowing, Jack works as a cellar and bottling hand at Renaissance Brewing.

Jayda Elkington (4) sets the ball for Madison Campbell.

Harriers Marlborough Harriers are hosting their weekly pack run tomorrow, leaving from the clubrooms at 6pm. On Sunday the club are holding their main annual fundraiser, the Mt Vernon Grand Traverse. All runs start at Wither Farm Carpark at the top end of Redwood Street, and registration is from 9:00am on the day.

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FOOTBALL The Marlborough Development team thumped Nelson FC 7-0 on Saturday afternoon, with Taine Swete scoring five goals in the second half. In Marlborough division one football, Central Pirates and BV Development both secured wins to maintain their places at the top of the table. BV Development leads the table by three points, but Pirates have played one less game. Biddy Kate’s Rangers and BV Cobras drew 1-1.



The Wairau Taniwha were beaten 76-18 by the Richmond Rabbits at Oliver Park on Saturday afternoon. A minute’s silence was held before the game for deceased Canterbury league legend Teni Tuli and former All Black Jerry Collins. The Taniwha welcome Wanderers Wolves to Oliver Park on Saturday.

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV suffered their second loss of the UC Championship season on Saturday, beaten 41-17 by an in-form Christchurch Boys’ High School on the MBC front field. Christchurch Boys’ led 12-6 at halftime in a match televised on Sky. MBC play Christ’s College in Christchurch on Saturday.

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