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Countdown to construction Construction on the new Redwoodtown Countdown is set to begin. Redwood Developments, the company that owns the Redwood Tavern, purchased the premises currently occupied by Redwood Countdown late last year. The new supermarket will create approximately 60 new jobs when it is completed early next year.

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New supermarket ‘shot in the arm’ for Redwoodtown Continued from page 1 Chairman of directors Paul Ham says the purchase will enable RDL to proceed with the construction of the 3500 square-metre Countdown supermarket on the corner of Weld Street and Alabama Road. “Construction will begin following site works that are starting this week. “We’re hopeful that the new build will be completed by March 2016. “Following the opening of the new

supermarket the existing building will be refurbished and fitted out for other retail purposes. “The new supermarket and redevelopment of the existing supermarket building will give an overdue shot in the arm to the Redwood neighbourhood business district and benefit all of the existing business owners.” Mr Ham says Countdown is involved for the long-term, giving

RDL a significant anchor tenant. Countdown general manager for property Adrian Walker says the company is very pleased to be moving forward with plans for a new store. “We’re delighted to be able to expand and modernise our offer for our local Redwoodtown customers. “The store will feature Countdown’s latest new-generation design, including expanded aisles, energy

efficient fixtures and fittings and a full range of products. “Importantly, the new supermarket will also create approximately 60 new jobs in the community.” Robinson Construction have been awarded the contract, worth over $8 million, to build the new supermarket and car parks on the site. Phillip Robinson, principal of Robinson Construction, is also a director of RDL.

Boys’ College band takes flight Atom Flight, a three-piece from Marlborough Boys’ College, was named this year’s regional winner of Smokefreerockquest at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Saturday night. Guitarist Aidan Thomas performed in a duo last year and says being in a full band was a different experience this time. “We started playing together last year and we’ve been working up to this with band practices every weekend. “We’ve got to know each other really well and that really helps the gelling process.” Aidan says the band worked hard to get the crowd involved and planned to take their band to the next level. “Our songs were both quite different, with one having a pop-punk vibe and the other more hard rock, but we are going to keep doing what we do and mix it up a bit.” Atom Flight also won the people’s choice award, voted by text. The other members of Atom Flight

are Ryan Simmons (drums) and Robbie Miller (bass). Second place in the band category went to Traditional State from Marlborough Boys’ College. The members are Daniel Hurley (bass, vocals), George Young (guitar) and Jack McRae (drums.) Cam Dawson, a Year 11 student from Marlborough Boys’ College placed first in the solo/duo section. Cam was a Smokefreerockquest national finalist last year and says he has built on that experience and looks forward to doing it all again. Cam also won the Lowdown Best Song award. Aidan Quinn-Brereton performing as Kodum, from Queen Charlotte College placed second in the solo/ duo category. These four acts win musical gear from associate sponsors NZ Rockshops, and the opportunity to gain selection for the national final at Auckland’s Raye Freedman Centre on Friday September 11.

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Like-minds bring Like Minds to Marlborough By Adam Poulopoulos Two Marlborough health providers are collaborating to bring a nationallyfunded mental health programme to the region. Te Hauora o Ngati Rarua and CARE Marlborough have combined to provide the national ‘Like Minds, Like Mine’ programme in Marlborough. The nationally-funded programme aims to reduce the stigma and discrimination and increase social inclusion for those with experience of mental ill- Katrina Martin, Ron Riwaka and Larna MacDonald. well as Mayor Alistair with victims will help to “A lot of people have ness. negative experiences and Monday’s programme Sowman and Kaikoura address the issue. CARE Marlborough there is a stigma and dislaunch was attended MP Stuart Smith. Sowman says he believes support manager Katrina crimination. by community groups “When someone is put i nclud i ng Ba r nados, mental illness touches Martin says the emphasis the venue set down up it can have a really group chance in the com-to issee on education, informaMaataa Waka and the -everyYour Marlborough Primary munity, and says working tion and sharing experi- negative impact…so we - asTalk to the team to discuss your wedding together and empathising ences. wereplans really happy when Health Organisation,

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Blue cod submissions The Blue Cod Management Group is seeking feedback on options to manage the blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds. Formal consultation will run until Tuesday June 30. To make a submission, email or write to the Ministry of Primary Industries. A drop-in session on the issue is being held in Blenheim today between 4:30 and 7:30pm at the Marlborough Convention Centre.

Man found Missing Wairau Valley man Brian Laycock was located by a police dog handler on Friday evening, after going missing earlier in the day. Before being reported missing by a family member the 73-year-old was last seen at an address about 46 kilometres up the Wairau Valley. He was admitted to Wairau Hospital for assessment.

Ovation into finale Marlborough Girls’ College choir Ovation has made it to the finale of the Big Sing later in the year. They are one of 24 choirs selected. The finale will be held from August 13-15 at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

Community awards open E nt r i e s f o r t h e Tr u s t p owe r Marlborough District Community Awards opened this week. This awards programme is an opportunity to recognise local voluntary groups’ contributions to their communities. Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation into the running, including volunteers themselves. Entry forms are available at council offices or service centres, or online at the Trustpower website or Facebook page.


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Te Hauora o Ngati Rarua reached out and asked us what we wanted to do about it. “I’m of the belief that anyone who suffers from a mental illness can recover quickly and be a full member of this community.” THONR general manager Molly Luke says she is excited the organisation can take a specific focus on mental health, which they have not done in their 15-year history. In the last month programme coordinators Ron Riwaka and Larna MacDonald have been working with the community and training, and will be forming workshops and seminars to distribute knowledge through the community.

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John Kennard, left, and Haydon Paddon.

Paddon says his first-ever WRC podium finish – the best result by a New Zealander in an overseas WRC rally – is a dream result. “To finish on the podium is an absolutely amazing feeling. Words can’t really do justice to how I’m feeling right now. “It’s been great to have such support from back home and I’m sorry they’ve had some late nights. I hope it’s been as worthwhile for them as it has been for us.”

Paddon and Kennard’s result surprised rally organisers who weren’t expecting to need a New Zealand flag for the podium presentation. A quick ask-around the assembled fans saw a New Zealand rally fan lend their flag to ensure the star Kiwis were properly represented on the surrounding flag poles. The next event for Paddon and Kennard is Rally Poland running from July 2-5.

Poppies dropped at Chunuk Bair Picton couple Robin and Olive Day have paid a poignant visit to the New Zealand memorial at Chunuk Bair, and have dropped a supply of Marlborough poppies off in the process. The couple made the trip as part of their European holiday, and placed about 200 paper poppies donated by the Marlborough community. Marlburians were invited to drop their poppies off at Mikey’s Bar, where Robin works as a

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: How would you spend the $2 million council has assigned to the CBD?

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Why not Blenheim? Dear Ed, Many towns around the country have recently built bypasses or are building them. In the Waikato Cambridge is getting a big expensive bypass. Christchurch is making the bypass around by the airport larger. Taupo has a big bypass. So why not Blenheim? The need is so obvious. Is it included in the 10 year plan? Why is council so “head in the sand?” A bunch of ostriches? Or are staff running the show? Like the tail wagging the dog. When you see superficial highway work e.g. barriers on sides or the big roadworks south of Seddon that must have saved motorists 20 seconds. Amos Kitto

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Constantly rising rates Dear Ed, Isn’t it marvellous - we ratepayers are expected to pay for the addition of ‘fluoride’ which is a poison, into our water system because parents are not being responsible for their children’s health. Tablets are a different formula and are ok. Also the council are at fault for there not being plastic bags in the receptacles for poor lazy dog owners (not all) to pick up their dog waste. The mind boggles - no wonder rates are rising constantly. Yours Ess Gee Are.

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one on one with the Sun Publisher - opinion piece

Fairfax is killing newspapers Les Whiteside started work at the Christchurch Star in 1973. As a publisher he purchased his first weekly newspaper The Ellesmere Guardian (CCNews) in 1986. Since then he has started The Northern Outlook in North Canterbury (twice weekly), the weekly Bay Harbour News in Christchurch and The Blenheim Sun in 2002. In April 2013 the NZ Herald approached Les to take over Wellington Suburban Newspapers. He has also worked for the CHCH Press, as part of their management team, and is a past president of the NZ Community Newspapers Association. By Les Whiteside After reading Leigh Maddison’s letter to the Marlborough Express editor last week and the Marlborough Express response I decided to weigh in with my opinion. Leigh’s letter hit the nail on the head, however the response she received from the Express was weak at best. For those who did not read Leigh’s letter which could account for two thirds of the Marlborough population, Leigh’s letter is below...

Local news coverage Dear Editor-less Marlborough Express, I read with great sadness the further editorial restructuring our local paper (and all the others) are facing in the coming months. I love the terminology being used - disestablishment of jobs (i.e. jobs canned) and jobs rescoped (usually means a drop in wages). Having journalists “no longer clustered around the company’s newspapers” means we will be reading a lot of stories from other areas and honestly that bores the hell out of me. Local papers used to be 30+ pages with strong advertising support and with news and features written by journalists based right there in the town. Blame the digital age all Fairfax may like but when you dumb down your staffing levels, pay poor money and have an unsteady career path, you lose good people, then good stories, followed by good advertising revenue. Take a moment to mourn the passing of your local news. The paper won’t be far behind. Leigh Maddison Blenheim. Colleagues and readers have asked

me before to comment in print and let our readers know what is happening with daily newspapers in New Zealand. Well the simple answer is they are self destructing. Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood from Australia said in 2013 at the INMA New York conference “The mass newspaper business which rode a technology called print for 500 years – a pretty good run – is in its last years. Heart warming stuff if you were an employee with Fairfax. I was privy to the creation of

STUFF on the internet in early 2001. The Christchurch Press (owned by INL and soon to be sold to Fairfax) were hell-bent on beating the New Zealand Herald to be the first news website in NZ. To my knowledge there was no business plan and really no idea of the impact STUFF would have on their daily newspapers. The new and younger Fairfax executives believed websites like STUFF would compliment newspapers. Without the daily newspapers advertising revenues and paid sub-

scriptions they would not have had the revenue to start such websites. The news, the newspapers once charged for and readers were happy to pay for, is now given away free on STUFF and other websites. Initially I am sure the intent from INL and then Fairfax was to charge for STUFF, but in the early days STUFF would not have got the traction it needed. The problem with all this, is there is no turning the clock back, and the Fairfax shareholders still expect dividends/profits. As Greg Hywood says “Fairfax

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has made a commitment that we won’t run unprofitable papers – but in the end you’re left with the question – how do you know when it’s time to stop printing?” In my opinion social media has its place but it is not the be all and end all. I remember when television entered the media scene, it was said by some media experts newspapers would die. Yes evening daily newspapers have been replaced by free newspapers. But the major reason was evening dailies chased the same news as TV and forgot about local news in their own neighbourhood. That vaccum was filled with free community newspapers. Which have continued to grow. So getting back to Leigh’s letter, yes the reason for the layoffs at the Express is purely financial. No business gets rid of their general manager, editor and advertising manager in the same week. It is all about reducing costs. Staff levels at the Express have continued to be eroded, particularly the last two years. I remember a real estate advertiser telling me five years ago, he wouldn’t pull his advertising from the Express and put it in the Sun because the Express would have to layoff staff. Well the advertiser is still in the Express and they have probably laid off 60-70 staff. The Marlborough Express have laid off printers, production staff, designers, delivery people, delivery children, advertising staff, photographers, journalists and now senior management. They now have a skeleton staff. Les Whiteside continues PART 2 in Fridays Sun.

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NatioNal VoluNteer week “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”


Volunteers are paid in six figures... S-M-I-L-E-S. - Gayla LeMaire

THANK YOU!!! to all our hardworking volunteers, at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre & the Top of the South’s biggest event, Classic Fighters Airshow. We couldn’t do it without you!

A sincere thank you to our wonderful volunteers. Your help makes a huge difference. Anyone wishing to volunteer please contact Barbara Thompson Ph 579 1666

21-27 june - Helen Keller

There is a place for you National Volunteer Week is a fantastic chance to celebrate the invaluable knowledge, skills, and time contributions given by Marlborough’s past and present volunteers. This year’s theme is ‘there is a place for you to volunteer’ which highlights the diversity of volunteer opportunities, volunteers themselves and the impacts of volunteering. As a community, we recognise the critical impact all kinds of volunteering have within

communities. Volunteers should be appreciated, mobilised, motivated and encouraged during this

week and indeed year round. It is important to celebrate volunteerism and the place it has in keeping our communities strong and healthy. The week also provides the opportunity to encourage those who have not yet found their place in the volunteer community to seek it out and be aware that contributions can be both big and small. Regardless of how much or how little skills, time and experience one has to offer, there will always be a place to volunteer.

Hospice volunteers ‘wonderful’ Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Walking into Hospice Marlborough, people are immediately greeted with smiles and friendly greetings from volunteers. In fact, in nearly every aspect of Hospice Marlborough there are smiling volunteers working behind the scenes. Last year alone volunteers gave 17,135 and a quarter hours to Hospice Marlborough, making them much more than just a volunteer, but also ‘ambassadors at large’. There are more than 200 volunteers dedicating their time and skills to Hospice Marlborough, of that number 125 are active in a number of different roles and others can be called upon when needed. According to Hospice Marlborough volunteer co-ordinator and social worker Diane McMurtrie, all the organisation’s volunteers are considered ‘staff volunteers’. “Our volunteers are just wonderful people and we do what we can to make them feel appreciated. “We have volunteers helping in so many ways, from working at the Hospice charity shop to sitting with patients or making meals. Every contribution they make goes a long way, and in all honesty we would not be able to function without them,” she says. No matter what skill set a person may have, each volunteer is matched with a role they can feel comfortable doing. This could be sitting with patients, delivering and setting up equipment in the community, Wairau Hospital reception, helping in the inpatient unit, making meals or simply gardening. “Everyone has a skill to offer.

Hospice Marlborough volunteers Pat Eatherley and Ann Parker at the reception desk, and volunteer co-ordinator Diane McMurtrie with volunteer in the nurse led clinic Doreen Beauman.

“We have a group of ladies who come in and do our flower arrangements each week, and another group of people who take turns helping with our day programme. “It’s a big deal what our volunteers do for us,” Diane says. For volunteer Pat Eatherley, it has been a labour of love since first volunteering five years ago. Today she volunteers on the reception desk and co-ordinates the weekly roster. “Some of the volunteers we have working on the desk have been here since Hospice first opened.

“What I personally enjoy the most is the way we are treated by staff, you feel good about coming in,” she says. Currently there is a shortage of volunteers in some areas. If you think you can spare some time to volunteer in the following areas, please contact Diane. • Sitters, sitting with patients in their homes and in the inpatient unit. • Equipment transport, suitable for retired men who can help deliver and pick up equipment.

Thank you to our volunteers

Showcasing the best of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s Omaka Classic Cars wishes to gratefully acknowledge the support of our volunteers, and we invite anyone who would like to volunteer to contact us today.

Opening hours during winter: Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday/Sunday 12pm – 3pm.

Omaka Classic Cars Aerodrome Road, Omaka. Phone 577 9419.

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Our volunteers add much to the quality of life we enjoy here in Marlborough. They give the hours and the energy that makes such a difference to our events, clubs, organisations and services. A fine example of this has been the way that volunteers from across our community helped to make our ANZAC ceremony so special this year. I’m pleased to be able to acknowledge all who gave a hand; from those who arranged and participated in our Last Post ceremonies to those who had a role, however small, in ensuring that ANZAC Day was a region-wide event of particular poignancy. Similarly, the increasingly successful cycling and marathon events for which Marlborough is making its name could

not happen without the small army of volunteers who are proud to help events that promote our region. I thank them all. Volunteers so often give their time without expecting recognition but I think it is important that we express thanks for the contribution they make in so many ways; from sports coaching, to helping those in need, through our arts and culture groups and through our service clubs. Their generosity does so much to make Marlborough the wonderful place that it is. Alistair Sowman

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Wednesday June 17, 2015

NatioNal VoluNteer week “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Stella’s Red Cross journey Stella Robb first volunteered for the New Zealand Red Cross when living in Christchurch and says from that first moment she was “addicted”. Today, she proudly holds the title of Marlborough branch president of the NZ Red Cross. Stella talks with reporter Celeste Lodewyk about her experiences and how valuable the role of volunteers is to an organisation such as Red Cross. With her background in health services, Stella says she always felt she had skills to offer as a volunteer and admired what the Red Cross stood for. After finishing work she took the first step toward volunteering and joined Canterbury’s Red Cross Area Council. Four days after being elected the first of Christchurch’s severe earthquakes hit in September 2010 which immediately threw Red Cross into action. In addition to helping with the Red Cross efforts, Stella also had to deal with having a badly damaged home. She later decided to make a fresh start and move to Marlborough and has now been here for three years. “When I came to Marlborough there was a need for a new president, so after attending some local

meetings I was approached to take on the role. “I was also asked to join the Area Council for Tasman/Marlborough region, and am still happily doing both roles,” she says. Stella says the first thing she noticed was the dedication of the Marlborough Red Cross members and the enjoyment they got out of helping others. “They are the type of people who truly enjoy helping others, are very supportive of one another and resourceful when something needs to be done,” she says. Nearly 300 volunteers are listed with the Marlborough Red Cross, whether it’s operating the Meals on Wheels, community companions, community transport, wheel chair hire service or the emergency response team. “We are hugely fortunate to have our wonderful volunteers to support everything we do here in Marlborough, and we are always happy to welcome more. “To someone thinking about becoming a Red Cross volunteer I would tell them that no matter what experience or training they may or may not have, take the plunge and you will receive so much back. “I have learned a great deal, met some truly wonderful people and made lifelong friends,” she says.


21-27 june - Helen Keller

Quote If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life. - Author Unknown

RIGHT: Stella Robb, Marlborough branch president of the New Zealand Red Cross with one of the fundraising tea towels being sold for $10. To support fundraising efforts, purchase one from the Red Cross rooms on Redwood Street.

Local heroes sought Entries for the Trustpower Marlborough District Community Awards opened this week. This awards programme is run in partnership with the Marlborough District Council, and set up as an opportunity to recognise local voluntary groups’ contributions to their communities. Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation into the running, including volunteers themselves. Since the Trustpower Marlborough Community Awards began in 1999, $68,000 has been given away to deserving voluntary

groups in the region, and this year more than $5000 is up for grabs. Locals have until 5pm on Friday, August 14 to get entries in for this year’s awards. Entry forms are available from Council offices or service centres, or can be completed online at, and on Trustpower’s Facebook page too. The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development.

Huge thanks to our volunteers!

CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS We celebrate and thank our volunteers who play a vital role in assisting the Cancer Society in so many ways.

Patient Support Office Support Assisting with resources and information

Transporting patients to treatment Fundraising and special events

Executive Committee members We appreciate our volunteers ‘gift of time’ and their willingness to support the work of the Cancer Society in our community.

For more information please contact:

Hilary Gill - 579 4379

Over 250 people in the Marlborough region Volunteer for New Zealand Red Cross. Our programmes are diverse and far-reaching and we simply couldn’t do it without you! Want to join us? Volunteering in your community is fun and rewarding! Try something to suit you:  Meals on Wheels  Community Visitors  Community Garden  Emergency response  Retail shop Phone us on 03 578-6134 or go to to find out more

thank you for Support, informationWe and your assistance. More volunteers education for all people are always welcome. in Marlborough who Phare 577-6172 “Makingaffected life better forby all people with Dementia” dementia. Raise your hand and pat yourself on the back if you are an Alzheimers Marlborough Volunteer.


It is often thought that Civil Defence is a large fulltime organisation, it is in fact made of mostly volunteers. People who dedicate their time and energy to respond to a call to help those in need. While their work goes largely unnoticed their dedication and training means as a Community, we are more prepared to respond to and recover from, an emergency event. For this, we wish to acknowledge and thank all the Civil Defence, Community Groups Volunteers and Emergency Services Volunteers that dedicate their time and energy to our community. Marlborough Emergency Management

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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:

OLIVER: We (mum Leanne Thomason, dad Thomas Oliver & big brother Ezekiel Jayden Oliver) are so proud and happy to introduce Izayah Kayden Oliver, born on June 7, 2015 at 8:21am weighing in at just under 8.5lbs. We would like to thank all of our supportive friends & family and with special thanks to our midwife Sue Hudson and the staff at Wairau Hospital for their outstanding level of care. Photo provided.

Popular baby names voted for 2015 Here are the year’s most popular baby names for girls and boys, as reported by BabyCenter parents. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 Liam - Emma 23 Noah - Olivia 24 Ethan - Sophia 25 Mason - Ava 26 Logan - Isabella 27 Lucas - Mia 28 Jackson - Charlotte 29 Jacob - Amelia 30 Oliver - Emily 31 Aiden - Madison 32 Elijah - Harper 33 James - Abigail 34 Alexander - Lily 35 Luke - Ella 36 Benjamin - Chloe 37 Jack - Avery 38 Michael - Evelyn 39 William - Sofia 40

Daniel - Aubrey Gabriel - Ellie Henry - Elizabeth Owen - Grace Carter - Audrey Wyatt - Zoe Caleb - Zoey Matthew - Hannah Jayden - Aria Ryan - Nora Isaac - Scarlett Nathan - Addison Joshua -Mila Andrew - Lucy Connor - Layla Hunter - Natalie Eli - Brooklyn David - Lillian Dylan - Riley Sebastian - Violet Samuel - Anna Joseph - Claire

SHORT: Laura, Chris and proud big brother Maxwell are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Reuben James (9lb 2oz) on June 4, 2015 at 9.25am. A special thank you to Toni James, Cathy Middleton and all the theatre and Maternity ward staff. Photo provided.


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Wednesday June 17, 2015


Winter Warmth 2015 “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” - Edith Sitwell

Warmth, no waste More than a quarter of New Zealand households have a heat pump but these heaters need to be used in a smart way to make houses warm and healthy, according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. EECA ENERGYWISE Technical Expert Christian Hoerning says heat pumps are the most efficient electric heaters and there are simple tricks to avoid wasting energy. Mr Hoerning advises only heating the space you’re actually using, shutting doors and curtains to keep the heat in. He says the next step is learning to use the timer feature. “Don’t leave your heat pump on all day if you’re not there. You can set the unit to turn on half an hour or so before you get home or before you get up in the morning.” Using the timer will also avoid the common mistake of coming into a cold house and cranking up the heat pump to its highest setting, Mr Hoerning says. “Set the thermostat to a healthy temperature. Aim for a minimum of 18ºC while you are using a space (or 20ºC if you have children,

Heat pumps are one of the most efficient electric heaters and there are simple tricks to avoid wasting energy.

elderly or people who are unwell in the home) and 16ºC in bedrooms overnight.” Cleaning the heat pump filters regularly will also mean the heat pump runs more efficiently, Mr Hoerning says. If you are considering buying a heat pump, look for the blue ENERGY STAR® mark to identify superior energy efficiency. Like all heaters heat pumps can use a lot of energy so it pays to get an efficient model, Mr Hoerning says. “Some heat pumps also ice up if the

temperature falls to between 5 and 0°C. That’s why ENERGY STAR now includes a requirement that’s designed to ensure a correctly sized ENERGY STAR heat pump will perform efficiently in this temperature range.” Installation. Good installation is fundamental to how well a heat pump performs - make sure you choose an experienced installer who follows EECA’s Good Practice Guide – Heat Pump Installation.

Mould effects Does it affect your health? Yes, if you have damp and mould you are more likely to have respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system. Moulds produce allergens (substances that can cause an allergic reaction), irritants and, sometimes, toxic substances. Inhaling or touching mould spores may cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Moulds can also cause asthma attacks. If you have mould or damp make sure your home is repaired or take steps to limit moisture in the air. If you have mould you may need to get a professional to remove it for you.

Be car-smart this winter and avoid damage to your windscreen.

Don’t crack under winter While you use a scraper and de-icer on the outside of your car, starting the engine, switching on heated rear screen and mirrors and allowing air-conditioned air to circulate to gently warm the glass is the most effective way to clear frosted glass. • Stay with the car all the time - if you must go back indoors switch off and lock the car. • Do not drive off until all of the glass is clear. • Remember not to leave wipers in ‘auto’ when frost is expected - if wipers are frozen to the glass the wiper motor could be damaged. • Don’t try to force frozen wipers off the glass.

• Never use just-boiled water to clear glass – it could crack the glass, freezes quickly and could ice your wipers to the glass. • Clear all snow off the car, a soft brush is effective – making sure the front grille is clear (otherwise there is risk of the engine overheating). • Make sure lights are clean and working • Air conditioning isn’t only for summer - it will help to dry the air and keep cold glass mist free. • Don’t use your hands to wipe misted-up windows – you’ll leave greasy smears and a diamond ring could scratch the glass. Use a lint-free absorbent cloth if necessary.


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Wednesday June 17, 2015

Book Bonanza The annual Cancer Society fundraising book fair was held on Alfred Street from Thursday to Sunday, attracting both booksellers, and bookworms.

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 Philippa Mason finds a stack of treasures, while event volunteer Chris Kay helps out.

Coffee event Several coffee companies provided tastings and giveaways at an event at New World Blenheim on Saturday.

Smokefreerockquest Marlborough’s young musicians showed off their talents at the local Smokefreerockquest final at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Saturday night.

 CPR manager Mike Youmans and PJ Bibby offering tastings at New World Blenheim on Saturday.  Cam Dawson won the best solo/duo category.

 Scott Rowbottom accepts a coffee from Nick Cowper of Hummingbird coffee at the New World coffee event on Saturday.

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 Jan Kohout and drummer Sean McGreevy from MBC band Najja.

 Queen Charlotte College’s Aidan Quinn-Brereton, aka Kodum, finished second in the solo/duo category.

 Juliette Verdeau from Marlborough Girls’ College two-piece band Little City.

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

Blenheim Healing Rooms Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am - 1pm. Stonewood Homes Office, 68 High Street. Free Christian healing prayers available to anyone. Phone 578 9704

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. Limited Licence Application June 24th from 12.10-12.50pm.

Havelock Lions Shortest Day Market at Havelock Town hall, Saturday 20 June, 9am - 1pm, Sites available $5, phone Ian 574 2558.

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

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.

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Family/Whanau for information/ advocacy/support

Bereavement 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.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service 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 New & used items for sale. Toys, linen, gifts. Between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Ph: 578 1356 Ext 5 or 0211788337.

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• 150 Seat Mayfield Chapel • Sowman Catering Lounge • Free bereavement care • Grey Power discount • FDANZ Pre-pay and pre-planning funeral options

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

The Blue Door 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

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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death notices HILLS, Aileen Mary: Died peacefully, on Friday June 12 2015. Aged 86 years. Loved wife of the late Ray, loved mother and mother-in-law of Lorraine, Kevin and Pra. Loved Grandma of Anna; Jenny, and Kylie. Loved sister of the late Ruby, the late Felix, Ian, and Janet. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Messages to 29 Hillcrest Avenue, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service for Aileen was held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets on Tuesday June 16. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 McMILLAN, Erica Lillian (nee Beck): Passed away peacefully on June 14th 2015 in Blenheim, with her husband Peter at her side. Aged 82. A wonderful wife of 61 years to Peter, a loving mother of Christine and Ted Baijings, Dave and Lynda, Brian and Nancy, and Granny to Oliver, Jasper and Gabriel Baijings, Steve and Ricky, Daniel and Brodie. Great Granny to Hunter. A loved sister to Rosemary and Gordon Leech. A wife and mum that will be remembered for her kindness to her family, friends and beloved animals. “Those we love can never be more than a thought away for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay”. A celebration of Erica’s life will be held at Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets at 1.00pm Thursday June 18th, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. Messages to 11 Amelia Crescent, Waikawa Bay, Picton 7220 or or http://www. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719 

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Gymnasts vault into town By Adam Poulopoulos Marlborough’s gymnasts will be joined by competitors from across the country at the Schools’ Gymnastic Festival and the Marlborough Gymnastics Championships this weekend. The Schools’ Festival is to be held on Friday, with over 800 children participating from schools throughout the Marlborough District. The Marlborough Gymnastics’ Champs is an event which attracts over 400 competitors from throughout New Zealand, from Wellington, Kapiti, Hutt Valley, Christchurch, Timaru, Waimate, Greymouth, Hokitika, Nelson and Marlborough. Blenheim’s Anna Tempero will be back competing in local colours. Anna is back to limited hours of training and will be competing in the Step 10 event. It is also the first of the qualifying events for those from Nelson, the West Coast and Marlborough vying for selection to the Top of the South provincial team, which heads to nationals in Auckland in October. On the Saturday and Sunday there will be a trial for the Men’s Artistic NZ team to the Japan Cup. Blenheim’s Matt Palmer, who retired from competitive gymnastics after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and was a finalist in the rings event, will be coming down to judge at the event. The Schools’ Festival and the Championships will be held at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. For the Marlborough Gymnastics Championships there is a small door entry charge to help offset expenses.

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Moutere topple Central Moutere upset Central 21-10 on Saturday to move within two points of them at the top of the Marlborough provincial rugby table.

In the other game, Harlequins held on to beat Renwick 15-11, while Wanderers beat Waimea Old Boys by the same score line to lift the Tasman Trophy title.




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Winemakers go green Pernod Ricard Winemakers staff took to Blenheim’s walking trails on Thursday, to help raise over $6500 for a local conservation project they will launch with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand. The walk took 110 of the staff away from their winemaking to complete the five kilometre Riverlands

Materman said the initiative is another way Pernod Ricard can give back to the local community. “We’re still finalizing where the local project will take place, it will be complementary to our ongoing conservation efforts in the local wetlands”. Conservation Volunteers South Island manager, Da-

vid Sharp came to speak with Pernod Ricard Winemaker Blenheim employees for the day and says the charity is excited to launch a local project in the area. T h e i n it ia t ive wa s launched as a part of Pernod Ricard’s firm commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and responsible drinking.

New name for Church On Sunday, June 14, the Blenheim Assembly of God Church at 22 Nelson Street launched their name change with the congregation. The new name is ‘Harvestlife Church’. The church leadership team believed it was time for a name change. Community connection would be better served by finding a name the community could relate to. A name provides a ‘window’ to the church and so the process of name change began two years ago.

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The existing name, Assembly of God, means much to those in the church but has little understanding of what it is for those in the community. Many possible names were considered. The name had to reflect the church’s vision, align with Biblical scripture, be understood by the community and be appealing to all generations. The church will still be part of the Assemblies of Denis and Ruth Humphreys outside Harvestlife Church. God NZ movement, but The church will still be have a local name, as do have a local name as do part of the Assemblies of many of the 230 churches many of the 230 churches God NZ movement, but in the movement in the movement.

Cheers to great beginnings Cheers to a great start to my Wedding Countdown ‘healthy journey’. I have decided to re-title this as my healthy journey after some fantastic feedback from Jane Butler of Out of the Rut, who pointed out that this is not about weight loss, but in fact about a pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. Jane has been very kind to me after reading my first article and offering to take me under her wing. She will be the person I will be accountable to, reporting back on a fortnightly basis what I have been doing, my measurements and weight. It was her suggestion that I set up a network of people who can give advice and treatment on various matters to ensure that I go about my journey in the healthiest and most sustainable way. So for the first time I have

signed up for an introductory yoga class that begins tonight with Trudy Hennessy who operates The Yoga Room. I have to admit I am looking forward to this as I do not allow myself time in my day to relax and unwind, so this will be a great opportunity. The second appointment I have made is with Emma Sell of Marlborough Osteopathic Services for a massage.

In the meantime while continuing to set up my network I have started jogging again, although only for short distances (my knees protested the first three times which would have looked hilarious to anyone driving past me). I have been well behaved in the chocolate department and have stuck closely to my healthy eating plan and I have to admit that the longer I continue this, the easier it is becoming. I have eased off the fruit juices and smoothies and am focusing more on healthy eating at regular intervals, with the positive of this being an increase in energy levels which my kids love. So no measurements this week as it was more about establishing a routine and finetuning my plan, but next fortnight will be the interesting one. Fingers crossed.

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Masters in paradise The Marlborough rowers came away with six medals at the recent Masters in Paradise masters rowing regatta in Vanuatu. That haul included four gold medals. Cynthia de Joux took gold in the women’s single, and then combined with Sarah Lissaman to take out the women’s double, and Shane Rohloff to take the mixed double. De Joux, Lissaman, Renate Paschke and Veronica Best won the women’s quad event. Lissaman and Best also took thirds in the women’s single, while Paschke and Best were third in the women’s double.

The inaugural regatta was held at Erakor, a four-kilometre lagoon in Port Vila. About 70 rowers from New Zealand, Australia and Vanuatu took part, with about 30 spectators and officials making the trip to Vanuatu for the regatta. The regatta also served as a fundraiser for Ni-Vanuatu rowers. The Port Vila rowing club are hoping to send their top rowers to a regatta in New Zealand later this year, and help to qualify Vanuatu for the next year’s Olympics in The Marlborough contingent: Mouse Taylor (coach), Renate Paschke, Shane Rohloff, Cynthia de Joux, Lindsay Fraser, Sarah Lissaman and Rio de Janeiro. Veronica Best. Photo by Karmyn Ingram.

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Paddy North with his trophy.

Speedway season a success By Adam Poulopoulos Eastern States Speedway president Frank Burns is delighted with the track’s 2014/15 season, but planning has already begun ahead of next season. Last season Eastern States hosted the New Zealand Saloon Championships, which saw local driver Paddy North take second. Burns says the event was well-run. “We had two days’ racing, and between 5000 and 7000 people in those two days, and by 9:30 each night racing was done. “A lot of drivers were really surprised. For a New Zealand champs that’s unheard of.” He says North, who also picked up the club’s highest achiever and sportsperson of the year awards, was the club’s standout driver. “He got 2NZ in Blenheim which was really fight through the repechage and get through to the final was great.” The past season also featured the inaugural Farmlands Gulf Oil Race Series, a threenight, nine-race series aimed at business houses which attracted 23 entries.

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“It was very positive, everyone enjoyed it,” Burns says. “One guy contacted me last week and said he has four cars ready for next year. “It’s going to get big.” Burns also reported an increased number of drivers where many other clubs reported declines. In preparation for next season the club has flattened the infield, which will eventually be reshaped to aid with drainage and attract more sidecars, which need extra room around the track during the race. More grass is also being laid around the outside of the track, and the club is continuing to search for volunteers. The 2015-16 season will feature the ELF Super Cup for super saloons, the South Island Saloon Champs, a north v south super saloons meet and the return of the Farmlands series. Drivers start training in September before the first race night in October.


Marlborough-born Central Districts fast bowler Ben Wheeler took three wickets in his one-day international debut for the Black Caps against England on Monday morning. Finishing with 3-63 off his 10 overs, the left-armer’s first scalp was opener Alex Hales, who he had caught in the slips by Tim Southee. He returned near the end of the innings to have Sam Billings caught at short third man, before bowling Ben Stokes with a yorker. He was at the wicket when New Zealand hit the winning runs, finishing with three not out. New Zealand chased down 302 with three wickets and an over to spare to take a 2-1 lead in the ODI series. Wheeler was replacing Trent Boult, who has been ruled out of the tour with a back injury. The next match is at Trent Bridge tomorrow morning.


UC Championship The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV have scraped a tense win over Christ’s College in the latest round of the UC Championship. Saturday’s 14-12 win in Christchurch lifts MBC to a five-win two-loss record. They play Lincoln High School away from home this weekend. With 100 points (two tries, 21 conversions and 16 penalties) MBC captain Mitch Smith lies second on the points-scoring charts.

Football The Marlborough Development side cruised to a 4-0 win over Wakefield on Saturday, a result which takes them equal top of the table with Nelson Suburbs First XI and Nelson Suburbs Seals. Locally, BV Development went five points clear at the top of the division one table, having played one more game than the Central Pirates. Development beat Rangers Hammers 5-1, and Pirates drew 3-all with BV Cobras.

Indoor Bowls The McKendry Motors Men’s Pairs Indoor Bowls final played at Simcox Stadium on Sunday became an allHitchcock affair with Shane and his brother Bruce meeting Shane’s sons Simon and Damin in an entertaining final, which Simon and Damin won 13-6. In the Ladies’ Pairs final, the duo of Debbie Wearing and Melva Smith were all class in winning 12–6, after leading at one stage 9 –2.

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