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Champion of causes By Adam Poulopoulos Ian Columbus, the Marlborough Harriers stalwart and patron who was involved with the club for nearly 60 years, has died. The 83-year-old passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, two weeks after the passing of his wife Audrey. Born in October 1931, the man known as ‘Flea’ was one of nine children. He had a long association with Marlborough Harriers which began in 1958, the year after he and Audrey moved to Blenheim from Christchurch.

Continued page 2 LEFT: Ian Columbus with his Marlborough Medal award.

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Running legend passes away Continued from page 1 Ian and Audrey were married for 61 years. They are survived by their six children. In a statement, Ian’s family say he was not only the community’s champion but their champion as well. Ian was involved in founding both the Queen Charlotte Relay and King and Queen of the Withers events, as well as the expansion of Athletic Park and the formation of the Tasman Centre. He achieved several club accolades, including becoming a life member in 1985. At dif-

ferent times he was Harriers’ local president and secretary, and was named Harrier of the Year in 1973. Harriers club member Les McKay says he remembers Ian living a selfless life. “He did it with grace and he led a life of putting others above himself. “While his kids were growing up they all went along to competitions and ran, but when they flew the coop Ian was still always there.” Arguably, the highlight of his sporting career was winning the 10,000 metre race

in his division at the National Athletics Championships in Wellington during the 1980s. He was named president of Athletics New Zealand in 1995, and was awarded a medallion for services to the organisation three years later. Late last year Ian was awarded the Marlborough Medal for a lifetime contribution to sport at the Marlborough Sports Awards. Outside of athletics Ian was a cricketer, rugby halfback and rugby referee in his younger days, and worked as an accountant for about 40 years.

Ian was involved with the Society for Intellectually Handicapped in Marlborough from the 1960s and held administrative roles including treasurer. He retired as their patron in 2013. Ian was active in the establishment of the sheltered workshop, purpose-built houses, the Selmes Road Garden Centre, the raising of funds locally and annual appeals. Ian’s funeral will be held at 10:30am on Monday at the Church of the Nativity on Alfred Street.

Feathered friend Young tot Emily Amsler has seen more chickens than most six-month olds. Her grandparents Therese and Wally Amsler have over 50 free range pure bred birds, including Blue Orpingtons, White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds and Plymouth Barred Rocks. Some of these will be on show at the up and coming annual Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Birds Association show set for July 10 and 11 at the Riding for the Disabled Arena on Taylor Pass Road. This has been a Marlborough tradition proudly in existance for 128 years, thanks to the support and sponsorship from

the local community. The Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association show will open to the public both days. Entry is $2 per adult or $3 a family. Enjoy a day out, view the hundreds of show winning bird entries, Therese says. “The many ducks are always popular and children who don’t have the opportunity to see farm animals like Emily does, this is a great introduction.” RIGHT: Emily Amsler with one of her grandparents’ Blue Orpington free range pure bred chickens.

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Business Improvement District discussed By Adam Poulopoulos The newly-formed Blenheim Business Association is investigating the possibility of forming a Business Improvement District as part of a transparent, collaborative plan to revitalise the CBD. About 70 business owners and representatives attended a workshop at the Floor Pride Civic Theatre on Tuesday night. Among the items discussed was the BID, a defined area of the Blenheim CBD. Each commercial property in the area would be levied an additional targeted rate, and the proceeds would go into a pool for the BBA for use on projects, promotions and events to attract people to the CBD. BBA chairman Tim Thomas says businesses over a certain size will be levied more, and the threshold is still being discussed. Thomas says the fee would average about $1 a day for the businesses involved. The area is the same as what the

The proposed BID, with John Street, at the top and Francis St at the bottom.

Marlborough District Council has defined as the central business zone.

In October a ballot will be held, asking business and property owners in the zone whether they

favour the BID. Property and business owners in the zone each get one vote. If a majority is in favour the rate applies to all properties in the zone. The rate would be paid quarterly through the business’s rates bill, and take effect in July next year. The second part of the meeting was reserved for a workshop. Topics included seven-day trading, a lack of vibrancy in the CBD, a lack of big events and the town’s relationship with the wine industry. Uniquely Nelson manager Cathy Madigan was also present to speak about the success of her organisation’s strategic plans since it was founded in 2002. The BID model has been adopted in small towns and cities around the country, with 46 in the Auckland council region alone. Are you in favour of the BID? What do you think the CBD needs? Email with your feedback.

‘Wood guy’ leaves couple out of pocket By Jacob Page A Christchurch man has been left frustrated and out of pocket to the tune of $825 after putting down a deposit on some wood furniture made in Havelock. Ross Langford says he paid a requested 75 per cent deposit for the pieces of furniture back in January to Robin Georgeson, who trades under the name The Wood Guy. Ross says he was driving back from Nelson after visiting his

father when he stopped at the man’s store after admiring his work. “I thought his work was really nice so I ordered a couple of bench tops that cost $1100. “He said he worked on a 75 per cent deposit, which I thought was ok and he said he delivered free anywhere in the South Island which seemed very reasonable.” Since January, Ross says promised delivery dates have come and gone, replaced by one excuse

after another. “On January 27th we got a message saying the furniture would be delivered ‘in one or two weeks’ then we were told there was a port strike in America – it’s just one thing after another.” The last date of May 13 was the final straw. “I just wonder if he’s using the business as a way to rip off others,” Ross says. A police spokesperson says Havelock Police have tried to

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make contact with the furniture maker with no success. The spokesperson says while police had heard it may be happening to other people, they were unsure if they could intervene as the matter seemed to be a civil one. Ross has laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission and also made IRD aware of the issues. Attempts by The Sun to contact Robin were also unsuccessful.


inbrief Abortion rates drop The number of abortions performed in Marlborough fell last year. Figures released by Statistics New Zealand on Wednesday show there were 97 abortions in Marlborough in 2014, compared with 117 abortions in 2013. The statistics show Marlborough is in line with abortion rates around New Zealand.

Theatre hits major mark The new Marlborough ASB Civic Theatre is set to have its stage platform completed along with the section of roof covering it. A roof shout would be held for invited members of the public today, as work on the $20 million theatre continued on time. It is hoped the building work will be finished by October before a full fit out can begin.

111 app in the works Mobile phone calls to 111 will be quicker and safer in future with the development of a new app, Communications minister Amy Adams has announced. “Creating this new app will allow Emergency Services to better respond to New Zealanders in need of urgent help. The app, to be developed by mid2016, will automatically provide caller location information to emergency services. This will help save lives and reduce damage and theft of property,” says Ms Adams.

Second broadband forum The second broadband forum will be held on Monday in the Wisheart Room at the Marlborough Civic Centre, from 5.30pm to 7pm. A number of rural Marlburians are likely to address the issues of internet access in their area.


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Networking workshop A business training workshop on how to network and grow businesses is being held next week. The event is on Tuesday, June 23 from 9am at the Renwick Sports Centre. To register, visit the ANZ website.

Sewing expo The Sewing Store is holding a sewing technology expo, featuring ‘Mrs Bernina’ Julie Veck, early next month. The event starts on Thursday, July 2, and runs until Saturday, July 4. The expo will be in session from 9am5pm on July 2 and 3, and 10am-3pm on July 4.

Innovators awards Entries for the New Zealand Innovators Awards are now open. Organisations, teams and individuals enter products, services, business processes or new business ventures across nine industry categories. Entries close on August 4. For more information, visit the New Zealand Innovators Awards website.

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Father and son combine to create credit academy Marlburian Ross Anderson and son Simon both graduated from the University of Otago on the same day in 2010. Five years later they have combined to establish a national provider of credit management and collection education. Credit Academy was launched last month, and later in June the duo will begin touring New Zealand, presenting courses to businesses on improving credit policies and collection practices. The first courses are at Chateau Marlborough on June 30, with the credit management course from 9am-noon and the collection course from 1pm-4pm. You can enroll for either or both the courses at the Credit Academy website. Ross says businesses can combat the millions of dollars they write off and hours spent chasing receivables.

“With the right structures and techniques, those businesses could reduce unnecessary losses and improve cash flow and profitability. “It could be the difference between a business being finan-

Building business booming The future is bright for Coresteel Buildings’ Marlborough/Tasman franchise, which has thrived since their arrival in the region 18 months ago. The franchise, on New Renwick Road, recently won the 2014 Coresteel Buildings award for the single highest value kitset sale for their Grove Mill Winery project at an awards ceremony late last month. The project, based in the Waihopai Valley, was a combination of three structures totalling 2875 square metres. It included a main warehouse, a dry goods store and a canopy. Franchise operator Allister Green says the project was not without its issues. “Building on a site adjacent to the alpine faultline was one of several design challenges for the Coresteel team and as such we adjusted the building design to suit this unique location.”

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cially successful, or not.” While business courses are often run in the main centres, Credit Academy will also focus on many of the smaller towns. “Credit and collection issues are faced by businesses wherever

they may be based,” Simon says. “We understand that, and want to ensure all regions get the opportunity to improve their business practices.” Ross has been involved in business for the past 40 years. He has a Masters in Entrepreneurship from the University of Otago and is a former lending manager at Trust Bank and later Westpac. Currently he owns QuickCash Finance Nelson and Marlborough, and Credit Recoveries Ltd. Simon undertook a commerce degree, also in Dunedin, before heading to Bocconi University in Milan, where he completed his Masters in international management. Since returning to New Zealand in 2013, he has established an e-commerce business and is a strategic consultant for a worldleading sports agency.

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Top gong for Paul By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim mortgage adviser has been presented with the top award in his field for the second time. Paul Fuller, of The Mortgage Room, was awarded the Professional Advisers Association Mortgage Adviser of the Year award at a conference last week in Auckland. Paul was also given the award in 2011 by the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association, who have since joined PAA. He is the only person to win the award twice. He says the award can be put down to his fellow staff, and the client focus the firm takes. “I didn’t expect to win this one. They’re both different in some shape or form but this is a great team result. “Without them I wouldn’t have won the award. “You’ve got to know the product and know the laws but it’s probably about being client-focused. “We’re not a big corporation but we’re community-focused.” Paul has been a mortgage broker since 2006, and has lived in Blenheim for the last 20 years. He worked in Blenheim’s Westpac branch before moving into brokering.

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It’s dog registration time. All dogs over the age of 3 months must be registered. Forms for re-registering your dog have been sent to your last known address. Please ensure that all details on your registration form are correct. Online registration services are now available. Dog owners can pay annual dog registration fees, and can apply, advise and update other information by going to Council’s website Animals/Dog-Registration/Online-Dog-Services Please note: The payment option online is credit card only (transaction fees apply). Part payments cannot be accepted. Alternatively, dogs can be registered by internet banking and telebanking or in person at: Animal Control Office, 56 Main Street, Blenheim (opposite Smith & Smith Glass) Between mid-June and mid-July office is open from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday Between mid-June and mid-July office is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm Saturdays At all other times office is open from 9.00am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday It is important to have your registration form with you when registering your dog.

Marlborough rural broadband and cell phone coverage Where are we at? You are invited to attend our second community open forum at the Marlborough Civic Theatre on Monday 22 June from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. At this meeting we will be reviewing the registration of interest that we’re putting forward to Government, to secure a share of Government funding for improving broadband and cellular coverage in Marlborough. If you would like to attend this meeting, please either register online by clicking on the following link event/17387866577/ or by contacting Katie Covell on Ph: 03 520 7400 or emailing katie.

Winter Warmers Reading Programme 2015 The NZ Wildlife adventure Winter Warmers is a fun reading programme for children aged 5 to 12 years that runs over a five week period, starting Monday 22 June and ending the Friday 24 July. The programme involves children drawing or writing in their Winter Warmers booklets about the books they have read over this period, visiting the library to report-in and receiving some incentive prizes along the way. It’s a great way for children to get enthusiastic about books! Registrations open MONDAY 22 JUNE Please visit the Children’s Library (Blenheim) or Picton Library to register. Places are limited – so be in quick! Phone Marlborough District Libraries, Blenheim Ph: 03 520 7491 or Picton Library 03 520 7493 for details.

Time to register your dog 1.00 pm. But the easiest way to register is online at: www.marlborough.govt. nz/Services/Animals/DogRegistration/Online-DogServices The new registration period begins on 1 July and fees need to be paid by 1 August. Check out Animal Control’s Facebook page Pound Hounds – Marlborough, helping reunite lost dogs with their owners and advertising dogs in need of a permanent good home: www.facebook. com/PoundHounds

Animal Control officer Bec Moorhouse checks that Council Dog Control subcommittee chair Jamie Arbuckle has family pet “Gizmo”, a 6-year-old Papillion, correctly registered with the new yellow collar tag for 2015-16. Maataa Waka administers the Animal Control function, including dog registration, in Marlborough. The offices at 56 Main Street open from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm weekdays, also opening Saturday morning 9.00 am-

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Don’t forget to claim a rates rebate if you haven’t applied since August last year (2014). If you are a low income earner – that includes retired people – remember to apply to the Council to see if you qualify for a rates rebate. Applications for this rating year (2014-2015) must be received by the Council no later than 30 June 2015. You may apply for a Rates Rebate if:

Your name is on the rates account and • You were living at the property on 1 July 2014 and • The property you pay rates for is your main place of residence and • The total income (before tax) of you, your partner and any joint owner is low. You will need to provide: • Details of your income, before

tax, for the year ending 31 March 2014, and • Your 2014-2015 rates invoice. For more information, visit the Blenheim Council Office or the Picton Service Centre or contact Council, Ph: 03 520 7400 so one of our Customer Services Officers can explain whether or not you will qualify for the rebate and advise if you have already made an application for this rating year.

New funding for sports clubs Requests for financial support from Council for sport and recreation in Marlborough were approved as part of the Long Term Plan consideration last week. The regional Bike/Walk cycling strategy (2010) will be reviewed in response to the range of proposals submitted for new cycling routes, including winery cycle trails and mountain bike tracks. Decisions on funding the strategy will then be made. Approval was also given to: • Marlborough Netball: $295,000 to cover immediate repair of courts at Horton Park and preliminary design for Lansdowne Park relocation option. • Rapaura Tennis Club: $15,000 for on-going maintenance for grass courts • Marlborough Tennis Club: $65,000 for resurfacing courts at

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Pollard Park Pelorus Rugby Club: $15,563 to complete floodlighting at Havelock Domain Picton’s Endeavour Park: annual operating grant $50,000 Renwick’s Giesen Centre: annual operating grant $30,000 Marlborough Cricket Association: upgrade of Oliver Park cricket nets and new nets at College

Positive ageing Older people are sometimes reluctant to voice a complaint because they don’t like to ‘make a fuss’. Concerns relating to the care and wellbeing of a dependent elderly person who is relying on health and disability services provided by

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Park is budgeted for coming cricket season • Council agreed to look into Moutere Rugby Football Club’s request for help to upgrade Awarua Park Community Centre. The Council has working plans for the long-term future of sports facilities for Marlborough. Look at the Outdoor Sports Facilities Plan on our website: www.

Council-Publications/PlansPolicies-and-Documents/ Outdoor-Sports-FacilitiesPlan Go to Council’s website to see whether sportsgrounds, parks and Wither Hills Mountainbike Track are open: www. Recreation/Parks-andReserves/Sports-Parks/ Status.

Support when you have concerns about care professionals should not be left unresolved. The Health and Disability Commissioner’s Office has a free and confidential advocacy service where a trained advocate is available. There is a Nelson-based advocate who deals

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with Marlborough cases and travels here as required: • Contact Judith Oliver, Ph: 03 544 4116 • Age Concern Marlborough can also provide support, Ph: 03 579 3457.

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The Sun Wounded dog Yes what an amazing man he must be... ...helping carry the dog & the two ladies! Oops should that have read ‘thanks to the two ladies and the man who helped carry the dog’? Either way Good onya Mate.

More parking space More parking space is needed at Blenheim hospital. Couldn’t find a carpark so had to park under the trees on the grass. When finished with my appointment there where 7 more cars parked near my car. The trees there are taking up carpark spaces. Get rid of some of them. There’s a huge grass area that could accommodate more carparking.

Credit card Ranger Rascals Another great season what a good job Kerry keep up the good work well done.

Why can’t you pay at MDC by credit card? Since rates keep going up all the time, some times you need to pay that way.

Chantilly’s cafe Manners! Had a dude que jump me at Picton Freshchoice. How rude! Outside he told me he’s a local resident of 10yrs. I was born here, and know my manners, perhaps he may have learnt some today. Ignorant people need to be told.

In bad state The state of the newly shorn sheep on the Withers Farm Park is disgusting, they are a mess, cuts and grazes all over them, some have difficulty walking,. If these were domestic pets the SPCA would be involved, who in their right mind shears sheep at this time of year, no shelter up there for them to get out the weather, heads should roll over this, terrible.

Well done Well done to the organisers of the Mt Vernon Grand Traverse held on Sunday. What a great event, magnificent views, fantastic weather and I won a spot prize! We are so lucky to have such a marvellous area like the farm park at our backdoor and people like yourselves who give up their time to organise these events. My sincere thanks

I agree with last weeks comment, Friday 5 June. Great friendly service and good value for money. Keep up the good work.

Given up Finally given up on Blenheim. Employers and Blenheim people and Blenheim as a place to be. Not everyone thinks Marlbrough is a great place to be.

Skate Park stigma Big thumbs up to Bec Moorhouse on her initiative and drive for local youth and skate jam n night sessions. Fantastic a sponsor has come forward too. Awesome work! Have been at skatepark with my kids. Have had to put up with disrespectful swearing by boys there without parents. Stigma might go away if the show off swearing stopped.

Smaller trolleys please Supermarkets have you noticed your valued shoppers need more of the smaller trolleys than the large ones? It’s so obvious!

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You have now deprived this community of a fantastic place for the citizens of Blenheim to gather; to read, to communicate, to have free access to the whole world. All because a few businesses want more customers. Lets vote in some councillors with GUTS next election.

Great job! To the men I see working on the gardens at Seymour Square in the early mornings well done. You are doing a fantastic job :) We welcome your texts on 027 242 5266. Limit to 70 words please. Name supplied please. We reserve the right to publish at our discretion. Please note the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Sun management.

Blenheim campus Surely with a port, three airports, plenty of space, accommodation, holiday work, internet, fields, parks, lakes, the MDC can see this is the answer to a new university campus. Located with even mobile lecture pods to start with. Imagine the jobs, skills, finance, intellect coming into the perfect location. Auckland, Wellington is lost for space and we have oodles. The region growth would be instant once the world found our paradise.

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SPCA shop in Grove Rd looking really good. Can see there’s been a lot of time and hard work spent by a lot of good people, so come on Blenheim please support them as they support our animals in need.

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Sorry to say unfriendy, too cold inside the shop and prices to high. Bring back old shop and staff, people not coming back

Thank you Blenheim School Thank you to the Blenheim School children for inviting us at Harding Court. Lovely muffins, they were very appreciated, such a nice thing to do.

Good article Thanks for the first article on the reduction of local news especially in Fairfax owned papers. I am not sexist or pc but one item you haven’t mentioned is their policy of putting females in command positions and turning them into copies of womens weekly.

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Great customer service A huge thank you to customer service Mel at The Warehouse. Who went out of her way to track down a pair of jeans for me. I’m so pleased and thankful.

Roaming dog Would the dog owner in Tremorne Ave area, who lets their dog run loose continuously leaving its mess on our lawn, either come clean up after it or better still keep it at home.

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My last meal on Earth would be... A roast hogget dinner followed by gooseberry pie. One of my best holidays was... Scotland-despite the exchange rate.

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The exhilaration at twilight time with my labrador in Marlborough high country. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? Fishing rods -I’d never go hungry! Who would you love to have a meal with? Spike Milligan, Prince Philip, Kiri Te Kanawa and my wife Bridget.


What would you spend your last $100 on? Entree of whitebait fritters then two quality hamburgers (must be top ones!) and a bottle of top shiraz for Bridget and I. What’s next on your wish list? This coming summer to catch a kingfish on a saltwater fly rod. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? In an earlier career phase as a surveyor-town planner, I did the first district planning scheme for the Marlborough County Council. And I’m a poor swimmer.

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Sun publisher Les Whiteside comments on how Fairfax are killing off daily newspapers 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. How long can that situation last? I don’t have the answer. However down the track you may well see The Express and Nelson Mail merge. If you think Marlborough has been the only daily affected you are wrong, the Nelson Mail has also been affected greatly. With large staff layoffs, redundancies and revenues eroded. Last week Fairfax announced there would be another 160 staff laid off. The DomPost disestablished / relinquished some editorial staff last week. I know from first hand, that long serving staff are concerned they will not be re-employed. Why, because they earn too much and the DomPost wage bill cannot

be sustained as advertising revenues fall. Advertising revenues are the life blood of newspapers. As former Fairfax CEO David Kirk said in October 2008 the ‘rivers of gold” from classified advertising sales were drying up. Without it they die, same as television, radio and the internet. The only way Fairfax can compete in print is to reduce advertising rates

Sadly while writing this opinion piece, last Monday Fairfax disestablished a further 31 sales positions at The Christchurch Press and their community newspapers, which includes The Northern Outlook. The staff have been told to reapply for twenty positions. For someone who has been involved in the

to the bone, but this does not reflect into profit. A good example is in Blenheim where a major retailer can get a full page in the Express for $300 per page, that same page not so long ago would cost $900 or more. If independent operators like the SUN decided to engage in this type of business practice we would be out of business within a month. The same goes for The DomPost and the Nelson Mail. Newspapers and TV have had the lion share of advertising for years, particularly newspapers with their classified revenues. Newspapers, particularly Fairfax are now driving their clients advertising revenues to the internet to the detriment of their own businesses ... the daily newspapers. Interestingly the Otago Daily Times owned by Allied Press, haven’t followed Fairfax and APN down the same track. All their newspapers look to be thriving despite bucking the Fairfax trend.

newspaper industry for more than forty years, I find it hard to understand Fairfax decision making. I have been told twice now by very senior Fairfax and APN managers that “we (Fairfax & APN) can’t run community newspapers effectively as you Les.” Advertising is the lifeblood of newspapers

Wild weather staying away Marlborough is likely to avoid the wintry blast that is likely to hit most of the South Island in the coming days. While Blenheim is expected to get some rain today, the weather is likely to be settled for the rest of the weekend with strong

I put this down to the fact they are newspaper men and believe in newspapers. Julian and Nick Smith have been at the helm for some fifty or more years at Allied Press, compared with Fairfax, which has had three CEO’s since 2008. Marlborough and Nelson now have very weak daily newspapers. Unlike the Blenheim SUN and the independent ‘frees’ in Nelson which put their best stories into their publications. The ‘frees’ from Fairfax don’t. If Marlborough readers want a strong community newspaper they must continue to support their local advertisers who support The SUN. Two years ago the Oamaru Mail was considering closing its doors, (owned by APN, owners of the NZ Herald). A local real estate firm decided to place all their advertising business with the Oamaru Mail to help keep the paper going. The result, the Oamaru Mail is still publishing five times a week

and while advertisers get results there is still a place for newspapers. In the last 12 months daily newspapers continue to lose paid subscribers, the following percentages show you how much they have declined. The latest newspaper circulation/copies sold are:


now under Allied Press ownership. The real estate firm has increased their business, so I guess they are pretty happy too. But as mentioned earlier the Otago Daily Times continues to buck this trend. Considering that Otago has had static population growth in recent years, the ODT must be quietly smiling to themselves. An Allied Press spokesperson says the digital news is there to help their newspapers, but not at the detriment to their core print business. Allied Press also say their advertisers keep getting results from their print advertising. The Smiths, like American investor Warren Buffet believe newspapers still have a long lifespan, unlike Fairfax . To read Greg Hywood Fairfax CEO speech on where Fairfax is going. BU1305/S00158/the-journey-fromprint-to-digital-fairfax-ceo-greghywood.htm#speech

The ODT... 34,964 down -2.94% The Press ... 62,617 down -8.57% DomPost ... 67,178 down -8.06% Nelson Mail ... 11,380 down -10.19% Marl. Express ... 6,412 down -7.84% % Variance to previous 12 months. *source ABC Audit Bureau.



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- weekend event guide Friday 19 Psychic Evening with and Extra-ordinary Psychic Jeanette Wilson. Messages from loved ones and amazing healings by spirit world doctors, 7.30pm at the Scenic Hotel, tickets $45 from Heavens Above, 579 1032. Blenheim Dancing Society 37th Annual Festival, commencing 4pm, Dance competitions for children from 3 to 18yrs. Venue: Floor Pride Civic Theatre, phone: 027 392 1190 Email: gemstar_001@ Harness Racing Club Annual trotting meetings for 2015 - Waterlea Racecourse, Springlands, 10.50am and Sunday 21 June 2015 11.00am Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock.

Shortest Day Market Books, preserves, clothing, crafts, jewellery, plus raffles and Nuggety Creek products at Havelock Town Hall, with Devonshire Tea, come out for a drive! 9am - 1pm. Blenheim Country Playing live at the Picton RSA and Club, 7pm, $5 cover charge. Indoor Bowls Philip Gibbison Jewellers Champion of Champion Singles, Ist year singles and 2-5 year singles 10am Simcox stadium. Walk in the Park in the Dark Wither Hills Farm Park. Saturday 20 June 4.30pm 4.30pm. All ages. Admission free. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928.

The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen on 573 6868 or check out our Facebook or Trip advisor pages.

Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillon’s Point Rd opens 9am - 12pm Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835.

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

Redwood Market 8am - 12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts.

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

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

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

Saturday 20 Picton RSA Live Music playing at “The Razza” this Saturday 20 June 7pm, “Blenheim Country Music” Great Entertainment $5 cover charge Artisan Winter Market Highlighting the best of Marlborough art, crafts and food, in the old Blenheim Bookworld Shop, 67 Market Street, 10 am until 1pm.

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, Today and Sunday, 10am.

Sunday 21 Youth Halfway Day Marlborough Youth Trust presents the Annual Youth Halfway Day! A scavenger hunt for 11 - 19 year olds. Bring your team of 3 or 4 to Liz Davidson Place at 1pm and go on a huge scavenger hunt around town. Contact DeeDee Admission Free. Blue Duck Nude Midwinter Swim St Arnaud - A high altitude event for wildlife, eccentrics and lovers of nature at the west jetty, Kerr Bay, St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes National Park at 1.00. A warm-up bush walk leaves the west jetty at 12.00. The swim will go ahead regardless of the weather. Ph 578 6667 and Facebook.

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Riverside Railway Trains depart Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45pm for Beaver Station at Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return, followed by a 3.00pm return trip to Omaka. Fares : Adults $10 Children $5 ($6 & $3 Omaka) CASH ONLY. Duathlon Series These are no pressure events! If you are a beginner, then do not fear, you are not alone! You can run, walk, crawl or grovel your way around the run course, and as long as you have a safe bike and a helmet you’re good to go, 2.3km run, 15km cycle, 2.3km run. Seddon Domain, Seddon. Registration 8.30am. Indoor Bowls Pairs tournament; Husband and Wife for the Dowling Trophy 10am Simcox stadium. Blenheim Social Dance Club Dance to DJ “John”, Ballroom, Rock ‘n Roll, Sequence, Latin at the Wairau Hospital Nurses’ Hall from 4.00pm to 7.30pm. Entry only $5 plus a plate for shared supper. Phone Colin 5793101 for more info. Cyclocross Marlb Series CX-2 Courses are largely flat, weaving and meandering around a spectator friendly loop, a number of obstacles such as barriers to hurdle, slopes (or stairs) to climb carrying or pushing your bike and hopefully muddy conditions to ride through to test the skills and resolve of participants. Seddon Marama Road, Seddon, 10.30am 3pm. ‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim 61 Queen St, Everyone welcome. Register your interest Farmers Market Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local Showcasing the best of what Marlborough has to offer Fresh, local and Marlborough grown sold by the producer. Abundant with seasonal fruit, vegetables, baking and much more .. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1 - 4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. For more info contact Jim 578 8974 or Rob 579 4601. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission. Associated Modellers Society. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm 4pm $2. The Kiwi Conservation Club Wairua Lagoons track walk, starting at 10am Wairau Lagoons carpark at the end of Hardings Rd Riverlands. There will be two groups, the loop track approx. 3hrs and those that want a shorter 40min walk to a bird watching spot. We will also have a scavenger hunt challenge to complete on the way. Ph Kathryn 027 351 5428 of your intention to come and I can notify of cancellation due to bad weather. Ulysses Ride Short afternoon ride, destination to be decided on the day. Meet at the Railway Station (south end) at 12.45pm leaving at 1pm.

Up & Coming 26 June Marlborough SPCA Fundraising Dinner/ Auction $60.00, contact 021 469 661 for more info. Blenheim Library Book Sale Good quality used books including adult books - hardback, paperbacks and children’s books - Great Value. From 50 cents to $4.00. from 9.30am-3.30pm at the library. 26 Sept - 4 Oct South Island Masters Games - Register Now for more info ph 923 2310 or email

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Search for new water source the Havelock Community By Celeste Lodewyk Havelock has had its Association made up of downturn, survived the members of the associarecent drought conditions tion, a resident who spoke and fought hard to solve at the submissions and two the township’s water supply other locals who have enissues. gineering knowledge and But now, according to experience working on the resident and Marlborough water supply, Graeme says. District Councillor Graeme “It’s a good mix. We Barsanti, Havelock conwill meet with council tinues to ‘hold its own’ by staff when they have put growing, improving and together a report and have improvising. looked at the wells. The most exciting news of “Then staff and the comrecent is the council’s deci- Graeme Barsanti. munity will work on the sion to allocate up to $9.4 next move. Personally I million to deal with the township’s water would like to see something happen in 12 salinity problems, an issue that became months. urgent after the recent water shortage and “Once we have some engineers in and restrictions. funding sorted, then we will know where Work is already underway to investigate a the better supply is and we can go back to new water source and the project timetable the community to inform them,” he says. has been brought forward to 2018/19. It’s Graeme’s hope that a water source Half the total cost of the project has alcan be drawn from the south of Havelock, ready been budgeted from council reserves. Fighting behind the scenes alongside rather than the north. “If we have to go north it will be expensive his community, Graeme says a lot of time to pipe. Let’s hope we can find a source and effort has gone into campaigning to south, and it’s a ground supply that won’t improve the supply. “Instead of fighting alone, I said to the be as expensive,” he says. Feedback from the community in the people that we needed the community wake of the council’s decision has been behind it. “We had 40 submissions from Havelock, hugely positive, Graeme says. “The community is definitely talking all saying that before the council does other things, they have got to give us a better about it. “They say it’s great news and that they supply. It was our aim to have the council are glad Havelock is getting something support the upgrade,” Graeme says. A water committee was formed under out of council.”

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Gallery a local gem By Celeste Lodewyk It hasn’t quite been 12 months yet, but the Gallery Havelock has proved to be a real little gem. From the building’s story-telling history and unique artworks exhibited there, through to the enthusiastic and always smiling volunteers, the gallery’s reputation has become nationally recognised. In just nine months over 11,500 people have passed through the doors either browsing or buying, and a number of high profile artists and authors have hosted special events at the gallery. Jo Downey, Lisa Clem, Liz Matthews and Lorain Day opened the gallery to entice people to stop and spend time in Havelock. This they have well and truly succeeded in, but it has become so much more than that. According to Jo and Lorain, they have had tourists call in and say they had been looking for the gallery after it was recommended to them.

“People have either heard about the gallery or read blogs by travelling writers and came looking for us. “One tourist commented recently that we have a real little gem here, and they had been all around New Zealand but found we had such friendly people and a welcoming atmosphere,” she says. The Gallery Havelock has recently finished a highly successful joint exhibition for artists Lionel Jefcoate and Colin Wynn. “We had such a great response from this exhibition, in fact we were gobsmacked by the comments we got from people coming to see it. “One man from Picton saw the exhibition then returned again with his partner. “We even had someone from Auckland phone us after hearing about the exhibition, wanting pictures emailed of the pieces so they could purchase some. It really was incredible,” Lorain says. The Gallery Havelock is open seven days.

Havelock Hotel pig hunt just around the corner The annual Havelock Hotel Pig Hunt is just around the corner. Set for July 3, 4 and 5, this highly anticipated competition boasts of an impressive prize pool. For the first drawn spot prize there will be a Legal Garmin Alpha with two T5 collars and armour protection valued at $1499 up for grabs. There is also an array of clothing and hunting accessories, tools, fishing gear, meal vouchers and of course cash prizes.

Categories are open to entries from men, women and juniors so make sure you get the whole family entered into the Havelock Hotel Pig Hunt. The competition kicks off at 6am Friday morning and finishes with the final weigh-in at 4pm on Sunday. Entries must be posted or dropped off at the Havelock Hotel by 10pm on July 2. A donation from the competition will be made to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.


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Scallop warning in Pelorus Sound Marlburians are being asked not to eat deformed scallops around the Pelorus Sound. Tests undertaken by Minister of Primary Industries Animal Health Laboratory show a combination of many factors is behind the recent poor condition of the scallop populations around Great Barrier and Mercury Islands and in Pelorus Sound. The specimens from Pelorus Sound showed a high load of an opportunistic bacterium common in New Zealand waters. Samples from all three sites were affected by a protozoan parasite that infects molluscs and is found in other shellfish species around the North Island and the top of the South Island. There was also inflammation and some degeneration of the digestive tract in some of the scallops. This digestive tract damage is found in samples from all three sites and is the most significant finding in the investigation. The affected scallops do not pose a food safety risk. However, as is the case with any animal, shellfish that are obviously sick and dying should not be eaten. MPI Surveillance & Incursion Investigation manager, Brendan Gould, says MPI will continue to keep a close eye on the wellbeing of these scallop fisheries and encourages fishers and members of the public to report any concerns or abnormalities they observe. “MPI takes the health of the scallop fisheries very seriously. We also act on information received via the Exotic Pest and Disease Hotline so I’d urge people who gather shellfish to phone 0800 80 99 66 if they notice anything unusual.”


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Homeless issue one for Govt - Sowman Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman believes homelessness is an issue for central government, not ratepayers. Mr Sowman says it should be addressed by government policy and government’s social agencies. He says there had been feedback from the local community about the lack of social or emergency housing here for the vulnerable groups like mental health patients. “It’s important not to confuse social housing with low-cost housing. Low-cost housing is not going to address the needs of the unemployed or the health beneficiaries who are the homeless.”

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It was a fallacy to suggest that council development contributions were an obstacle to the government setting up social housing in Marlborough, Mr

Sowman says. Development contributions are levied by MDC to help pay a share of the cost of infrastructure such as roads, reserves, water and sewerage but were unlikely to apply in the case of a social housing facility. “I have never had any approach from a social agency struggling to establish social housing because of the cost of building here.” Mr Sowman says he also doubted that development contributions were a genuine impediment to low-cost housing either. “It very much depends how large a margin the developers

require from their projects.” Contributions were lower in places where councils had decided that ratepayers should subsidise developers or where there was not much growth and therefore little requirement to expand infrastructure. H e s ays d evelo p e r s i n Marlborough did regularly complain about the level of development contributions but that was because they wanted to push more of those infrastructural costs onto ratepayers. “But I have yet to hear from any developer promising to drop their section and house prices if their development contributions are reduced.”

Flounder enhancement makes Country Calendar By Adam Poulopoulos A Havelock family’s flounderbreeding project is due to get national attention on Country Calendar later in the year. Mike Bradley, wife Lynette and son Joel were filmed by a Country Calendar crew from Monday to Saturday last week. The footage is due to air in September or October. The project started out on Mike and Joel’s fishing project. Both fishermen, they have been catching flounder for the purposes of fertilising their eggs, and plan to release them back into Mahikapawa in the near future. Mike says as well as the fishing, the crew filmed in the Shark Nett Maori art gallery, which the couple owns, and in the family home.

“They were nice people and they’re good at what they do. I can see why the programme has lasted so long.” Mike says it is an example of a business in the Marlborough Sounds which is creating a global brand for itself. It is not the family’s first time in front of the television cameras. They were filmed by Channel 10 in Australia for a documentary on Maori entrepreneurial tourism, and earlier in the year BBC filmed them for a mini-series, illustrating Maori art and the Marlborough Sounds. The Channel 10 footage screened in 2012, while the BBC programme is due to screen at the start of next year.

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After almost six months in their temporary home in Porse House, the Blenheim Work and Income office will be re-opening at 3 Alfred Street on Monday. The office closed after an arson attack on Christmas Day last year and the past months have seen the refurbishment of the site.

To allow staff time to move furniture back to Alfred Street, only emergency appointments will be able to be seen at Porse House from 3.00 pm to 5.00pm today. The Work and Income office will re-open in Riverview House, Alfred Street from 10am on Monday.

Work and Income Blenheim manager Robin Mortimer says he and his staff are looking forward to the move ‘home’. “It has been a long wait and we appreciate the understanding of our clients and the support of other tenants in Porse House during our temporary move here.”

Free stands for community groups Organisers of the upcoming Marlborough Home & Garden Show, running July 3 - 5 at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, have announced today that they have two free exhibitor stands to give away to local community groups. Jade Promotions director, Daniel Joll says this is a chance for deserving community organisations to participate in a popular and upbeat event free of charge. “There are two stands up for grabs, all applicants need to do is contact us and say

why they think they deserve a free stand.” The two organisations that put forward the best reasons will receive free exhibiting space at the Show. “Last year the Show attracted over 6,000 people, so it’s a fantastic chance for the successful community groups to promote themselves to the public,” Daniel says. The Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 will be packed with products and inspiration for beautifying the home and garden, loads of show-only specials, free daily

seminars and there will be a $3000 show prize. Submissions will need to be in to Jade Promotions by June 26. The Marlborough Home & Garden Show will run for three days from Friday 3 - Sunday 5 July 2015 at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. Please email submissions to: or phone 06 280 5196 for further information.

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Sunday 19 July, 6pm at Chateau Marlborough. All welcome RSVP by 13 July Phone Barbara Thompson 579 1666

Sunday evenings @ 6.30pm St Ninians Presbyterian Church Hall 1 Riley Crescent, Redwoodtown All welcome, refreshments provided. Topic: ‘Creation and Evolution’ Do we choose? Sunday 21st June Guest Speaker: Rev Dr Graham O’Brien For more information phone Brendan O’Hagan 578 5567



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

READY TO OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS? This long established retail and manufacturing business, based in the heart of Blenheim, has now become available for purchase as the present owners look to retire. Established almost 45 years ago as Herds Jewellers, this independent jewellery store has only had two owners during its lifetime – and now it could be your turn. Suitable for a hands-on operator, jeweller or an active investor, McCormick & Co is achieving consistent turnover and profitability. This business is one of the Nationwide Jewellers independent buying groupof 500+ stores Australasia-wide offering direct diamond buying from Europe, premium brands, sole agencies, includes a manufacturing workshop, and modern shop fit-out. This represents an ideal opportunity for an individual or couple looking to settle or re-locate in Marlborough, the jewel in NZ’s winemaking crown, and gateway to the Sounds with all the recreational opportunities and lifestyle that the district offers. It offers exclusive status in Marlborough for Karen Walker Jewellery and KW Diamonds, Tissot Swiss Watches and many other leading jewellery manufacturers, including Tolkowsky Diamonds.McCormick’s have a high-profile reputation, and are specialists in exclusive top-end jewellery. Their by-line is “bringing the best to Marlborough”. Now is the opportunity for you to take an exciting new direction in your life with one of Blenheim’s successful and most exclusive businesses, with scope to grow and develop. Initial confidential enquiries can be made by contacting: The Directors McCormick & Co PO Box 232; Blenheim 7240

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As a Patrol Skipper you will be motivated by the opportunity to enhance maritime safety within the Marlborough Sounds. Taking command of one of the Harbour Master’s vessels you and your crew will navigate local waterways and actively engage with the people you meet to encourage safe boating behaviour. To be successful in this role you will need a high standard of seamanship, excellent interpersonal skills and an outgoing character. A high level of personal fitness is essential as you may be working in challenging and remote locations for extended periods. Harbour Patrols are run between October and April with the busiest period being December and January. The contract is fixed term however, additional work opportunities may arise throughout the year. Applications for this unique opportunity close at 5.00 pm on 6 July 2015. Applications should be made online via our website, /www., where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to apply. For further information you are welcome to contact


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HILLS, Aileen Mary: June 12, 2015 McMILLAN, Erica Lillian (nee Beck): June 14, 2015 RAWLINGS, Morris: June 12, 2015

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Births This Week OLIVER: Izayah Kayden (8lb 5oz) June 7, 2015

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 14 Very Good 20 Excellent 25 Solution 358: Derv, die, dire, dive, diver, drive, fed, FERVID, fie, fir, fire, fired, five, fiver, fried, ire, red, ref, rev, rid, ride, rife, rive, rived, vide, vie, vied.


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MOODY: Maddison Aiyana (8lb 8oz) May 26, 2015


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Hogewey Dementia Village

Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of its kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia. Hogewey is set out like a village with a town square, supermarket, hairdressing salon, theatre, pub, caférestaurant and 23 houses. Residents do the shopping at the supermarket and assist with preparing and cooking as they would at home. The carers wear normal daytime clothing and fit into a role that the dementia suffers are likely to be comfortable with.

Health minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Homecare Medical is the preferred provider for the new national telehealth service. New Zealand currently has multiple individual telehealth services that handle around two million calls a year. Some of these services are not available 24/7. “In 2011 we committed to roll out a comprehensive telehealth advice service with access to nurses, GPs and pharmacists,” says

Dr Coleman. “The free national telehealth service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide the public with better access to high quality consistent health advice across the country. “The public can still contact services using current phone numbers. Behind the scenes, the new national service will be more seamless and ensure people access the right advice, at the right time, no matter where they live.”

School restaurant feeds minds as well as guests TRIMAIKAI is a 24-seat restaurant run by the students at Queen Charlotte College. For the last part of term two, TRIMAIKAI has been open to the Picton community, showcasing the talent of the hospitality students and creating an intimate dining experience at QCC. On Wednesday Maitre D Siobhan Grant organised and conducted the service with James Moore, Jan Press, Damon Smith, S’Jade McCormack and Selina Stuart all delivering excellent service and customer satisfaction. In the kitchen, Nakita McCrannahanMaru, Paris Love Hewitt, Tyson Sewell, Alice Delany, Sean Graham, Dyamond Simi, Tino Moorehouse and Rosie Buchanan Brown expedited the food. Wednesday’s menu consisted of a taster of honey / soy slow baked salmon, an entrée of salt and pepper squid with sriracha aioli, followed by a ragout of lamb shoulder with pommes croquettes, roasted cauliflower and honey glazed carrot ribbons. Dessert was a rich chocolate tart balanced with zesty orange syrup. Hospitality teacher Luke Macann says TRIMAIKAI has been an enjoyable and natural way to develop a restaurant at the school. “Everyone involved with TRIMAIMAI has gained a great deal and grown as consequence, which is one of the satisfying things as a teacher.” Luke says the Mana and resources Queen Charlotte College has built up is great for the community, as hospitality and tourism Dyamond Simi and Nikita McGrannahanis one of the most likely vocations for the Maru put the finishing touches to the entree of crispy salt and pepper squid. Marlborough youth.

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Memories of Jerry It’s been touching to see the tributes for former All Black Jerry Collins who died in a car crash in France two weeks ago aged 34. Collins’ partner Alana Madill also died, while their daughter Ayla remains in a critical condition in hospital. Collins played 48 times for the All Blacks and 85 games for the Hurricanes between 2001 and 2008, and together with Chris Masoe and Rodney So’oialo, formed a ruthless Hurricanes loose forward trio dubbed ‘The Bouncers.’ Collins always struck me as a little different to other players. I can’t remember seeing a player hit so hard so consistently in the

tackle, or charge into the defensive line with such reckless abandon. It was always inspirational seeing that kind of effort watching the games from the stands as a youngster with my dad. As well as being immensely talented he would have been one of those players you really loved to play alongside due to his relentless commitment. Arguably Collins’s biggest hit was in 2003 when he knocked out Welsh captain Colin Charvis with a bone-shuddering, completely legal tackle. Charvis remembers little of the incident, but still speaks of Collins’ approachable nature off

the field, in the same way family, friends and team-mates have also. Collins would turn out for his club Northern United, sometimes without the permission of All Blacks coaching staff. The story of how he ran out for English club Barnstaple’s second XV after the 2007 World Cup, and then wore their club socks when playing for the Barbarians, has been told several times since his death. The All Blacks need no extra motivation for the upcoming World Cup, but there will be an element of ‘do it for Jerry,’ as they seek a first overseas win.

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Series goes to decider Central Districts left-armer Ben Wheeler was brought back to earth on Thursday morning, as England won the fourth one-day international with New Zealand by seven wickets. The Blenheim-born fast bowler finished with 0-75 off eight overs as England chased down 350 with six overs to go. It was Wheeler’s second ODI, having taken 3-63 in his debut earlier in the week.

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Moli leads under-20s to final Former Marlborough Boys’ College First XV captain and head boy Atunaisa Moli has led the New Zealand junior rugby team to the final of the Under-20 World Cup in Italy. Moli, captaining the side, started at tighthead prop in the 45-7 semi-final win over France on Tuesday morning. They play England in the final on Sunday morning.

Simply the Breast to mark milestone The Simply the Breast Dragon Boat Team are celebrating 20 years of cancer survivor dragon boating at the end of the month. The crew are hosting a party on Sunday, June 28 at the Blenheim Rowing Club on Jones Road. The dress code for the function is pink, and the festivities are scheduled to begin at 10am. Part of the festivities will be gifting the crew’s first boat, ‘Wahine Toa,’ to Greymouth High School. Simply the Breast were gifted the boat when starting their crew in 2007, and are now passing the boat on. Simply the Breast are inviting


Race two of the Marlborough Duathlon Series is being held in Seddon this weekend. The event starts at the Seddon Domain on Sunday. Registration is at 8:30am with racing at 10am. Race three will also be held in Seddon, before the series moves back to Blenheim for the final two races. Visit the Marlborough Fun Duathlon Series Facebook page for more details.

people to row or sit in the boat, and it marks the last time Wahine Toa will be on the Wairau River. The party will also feature a sausage sizzle, raffles, competitions and prizes for the best-dressed It has been two decades since the first crew of cancer survivors formed their boat in Vancouver. The crew was called ‘Abreast in a Boat.’ For more details, and catering purposes, contact Sue Bason on

Gymnastics The Marlborough Schools’ Gymnastics Festival and the Marlborough Gymnastics Championships are both being held this weekend. The Schools’ Festival is today, and the Marlborough Champs are tomorrow and Sunday. Both events are being held at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

RIGHT: The Simply the Breast dragon Boat Team.

Hansby, Latz take traverse titles

Annabelle Latz

Sam Hansby and Annabelle Latz were the first man and woman home respectively at the annual Mt Vernon Grand Traverse on Sunday. Hansby, a former Marlburian who now lives in Christchurch, won the feature 18 kilometre race in one hour, 17 minutes and 30 seconds, about a minute ahead of nearest rival Billy Hebberd. Latz was the first woman over the


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line, and 10th overall, in one hour, 30 minutes and 41 seconds. It was her third successive women’s grand traverse title. In the 11km fun run/walk, Travis Haymes took overall line honours in 57minutes and eight seconds, ahead of Ryan Lock and Ashley Toms. Rebecca Lawrence missed the women’s race record by 10 seconds, finishing in a time of one hour, two

Taniwha fall to Wolves

Badminton Two Queen Charlotte College teams finished top at the Tasman Secondary School badminton tournament in Motueka. The QCC Girls’ team finished top of 11 teams, with Marlborough Girls’ College teams finishing second and seventh respectively. On the boys’ side, QCC also finished top, while Marlborough Boys’ College teams finished fourth and fifth. Ten teams competed in the boys’ division.

minutes and 39 seconds. She was followed by Matilde Folis and Lisa Johnston. Finley Nelson won the kids’ two kilometre challenge in just over 10 minutes. Overall, 175 competitors took part across the three divisions. The event is the Marlborough Harriers’ main fundraiser for the year.

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The Wairau Taniwha showed improvement before falling 53-32 to competition leaders Wanderers Wolves in their latest Tasman Rugby League match. The Taniwha got off to a flyer, scoring through Hamish Brocket and putting the competition leaders under the pump, but Wolves absorbed the pressure and scored three tries to take back the lead. The Taniwha showed that they can match it and scored the next two tries, with Brocket and Paradise Siloata crashing over the line. Wolves scored a late first-half try to take

a 22-18 half-time lead. The Taniwha regrouped and took back the lead scoring two tries, with Brocket and Siloata scoring again. The more-experienced and well-drilled Wolves eventually wore down the Taniwha, scoring five unanswered tries and a field goal to take a commanding 53-28 lead. The Taniwha never gave in and had the final say, with Joe Asiata going over in the corner in the final play of the match. It was hard to pick stand out players for the Taniwha, but Brocket and Siloata both put in eye-catching displays throughout.


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