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By Adam Poulopoulos Rapaura School student Georgie Ballagh, 12, knew little about her great-great uncle who served in World War One. Now, a classroom is named after him. Arthur Harold Gifford was one of seven ex-Rapaura School students to serve in WWI. One of the classrooms is now called the Gifford Room, with the other classrooms named after soldiers Coleman, O’Dwyer, Bassett, Pigou, Soper and Jellyman.

Continued page 2 Georgie Ballagh, with the Gifford Room sign, and the rest of the team: Ashley Marfell, Amber Halton and Aaron Henderson.

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Rapaura’s nod to past pupils Continued from page 1 The names were unveiled at the school’s assembly on Friday afternoon. Arthur, who was commonly called Harold, was one of seven siblings, and worked as a farmer before he was deployed. A private, he fought in the Battle of the Somme before being killed in action on April 23, 1918. Georgie says she knew little about her great-great uncle before starting the project. “It’s pretty cool. It was good to research and learn about him.” A class of senior students, including Georgie, Aaron Henderson, Amber Halton and Ashley Marfell, decided to investigate Rapaura School’s war veterans as part of their inquiry topic, and to mark 100 years of the Gallipoli landings.

Aaron Henderson and Amber Halton with the website.

While the whole class researched the topic, Georgie and Ashley created signs for each classroom, while Aaron and Amber created a website with text, photos and

videos about each soldier. Aaron says he and Amber had to learn how to put a website together as part of the project. The project took about seven weeks to

complete. Principal Michelle Spencer says she is proud of the ownership the students took over their work. “I guess it shows the importance of including student voice in learning. That’s how learning needs to be these days. “They’ve identified the significance of war heroes and family links, and the importance of the symbolism with the 100-year celebrations.” The other veterans’ full names are Albert John Coleman, James O’Dwyer, Ernest John Bassett, Arthur Comyn Pigou, Norman Soper and Norman William Jellyman. An eighth soldier, Merve Robinson, served in WWII, and is also commemorated on the website. The information can be seen at

Keane to swap Makos for Mooloos By Jacob Page Tasma n Ma kos coach Kieran Keane will head to Mooloo country as a new assstant-coach at the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise next season. Keane will see out his seventh and final season with the Makos in the ITM Championship later this year before making the move. He will join current head coach Dave Rennie, assistant Andrew Strawbridge and Canada’s national forwards coach Neil Barnes. Tasman Rugby Union chief executive Tony Lewis says it

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was reward for a man who’s been “a cornerstone of the Makos rise.” “I’m absolutely thrilled for Kieran,” Lewis says. “He’s worked incredibly

hard to get this opportunity and I wish him nothing but the best. “He’s been a key part of the success of the Makos and his pathway is one that works in

New Zealand. “He’s coached a number of teams at various levels to hone his craft and it’s a model that works well.” Keane has coached the New Zealand U16 and U17 age grade sides for seven years and the Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay NPC sides. He coached the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV and was a regular with Harlequins in club rugby He played six matches for the All Blacks in 1979 and also represented Canterbury as first five and second fiveeighth for 10 seasons and

played for New Zealand Universities. “If you look at all the coaches, like Graham Henry, Robbie Deans, Wayne Smith, Steve Hansen, they’ve all done time perfecting their skills,” Lewis says. Lewis would not confirm who was likely to take over at the helm of the Makos, with assistant coach Leon MacDonald likely to be in the mix. Keane will look to go one better in his last season at the helm of the Makos who were beaten premiership finalists in 2014, losing to Taranaki.


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By Jacob Page A former rural postie is calling for New Zealand Post to be more open with planned changes to mail delivery which are due to take effect in July. Blenheim woman, Chris Maxwell received a letter from one of the magazines she subscribes to outlining how the reduction in mail delivery will affect her getting the magazine. The letter states the magazine publisher had been informed by New Zealand Post “priority mail (like Fast Post) will be delivered every day”. “New Zealand Post has indicated that, from July, the days your address is due to receive standard mail is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.” While the move to three day-a-week deliveries had been announced several months ago, Chris says more specific information should be readily available.

“People need to know what’s going on, not only so they know when to collect mail, but when to send mail so that it gets to where it’s needed on time.” Chris used to be a rural deliverer in the Bay of Islands and says she knows of plenty of horror stories of late mail or mail simply “vanishing”. “I don’t think the service they are providing at the moment is a good one and that seems unlikely to change. “Just how are they going to ensure all Fast Post mail gets delivered each day? Will they be contracted out or what? It raises many possibilities.” Chris says for a town like Blenheim where many elderly do not use the internet, merely having information on a website is not good enough. A New Zealand Post spokesperson confirmed fast post would still operate


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Two say no to opting in Two medical establishments in Marlborough have opted not to offer free doctor’s visits to under-13s at this stage. The Marlborough Primary Health Organisation says Blenheim medical practices Lister Court Medical and Francis Street Medical would not be extending free doctor’s visits to under 13s when the Government changes begin today. The Marlborough After-Hours GP service had also chosen not to opt in to the scheme. Every medical practice has the choice whether they opt in.

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Former postie Chris Maxwell is frustrated at the lack of information about changes to mail delivery that will begin in Blenheim on July 6.

six days a week, with other mail coming through three days a week. The changes will take effect from July 6. The spokesperson says rural areas like Renwick

and Picton will not be affected. People wanting more information can go to the New Zealand Post website or call the customer services number 0800 501

501. New Zealand Post confirmed posties on motor bikes will be a common sight around Blenheim when the changes come into force next week.

‘Wood Guy’ delivers for Grovetown Lagoon By Jacob Page Havelock’s ‘Wood Guy’ Robin Georgeson has made good on his promise to deliver a $500 seat to Roseanne Anderson but here has been no refund put into Ross Langford’s account. Robin owes Ross $1100 for a deposit for wood furniture he ordered in January but did not


receive. Roseanne ordered a seat for the Grovetown Lagoon and had not heard anything since April, until she contacted The Sun. The seat was delivered on Monday. “I think he was feeling a bit aggrieved,” Roseanne says. “But when you do business in a strange

way and don’t communicate then people are going to upset.” Roseanne says she was happy with the seat which is already up at the Lagoon which continues to be transformed by hard working volunteers. Ross says they have not received a refund despite emailing Robin their bank account details many

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times. ‘The Wood Guy’ website is still running but his Facebook page has been removed. Ross and another man who wished not to be identified said they heard he was looking at leaving Havelock and establishing a business in Nelson under a different name.

The Grove Road Railway Station will receive $300,000 for a new bus shelter under the MDC Long Term Plan. While some councillors wanted that amount to be slashed to $100,000, the budget remained firm. Many people have complained the current bus shelter is inadequate given its regular use from bus companies.

We are getting older The 65-years-and-over age group in New Zealand nearly doubled in number between 1981 and 2013 – from 309,795 to 607,032 people – according to 2013 Census results released by Statistics New Zealand yesterday. The 65 plus age group increased from 9.9 per cent to 14.3 per cent of the population in that period, and is projected to grow to 23.8 per cent in another 30 years. People aged 85 and over are making up a growing proportion of the 65 plus group – from 10.8 per cent in 2001 to 12.1 per cent in 2013 – and are projected to be 19.7 per cent by 2043.

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project to go ahead when the trust clearly lacked the funds to finish the job?” Sowman says when the project got underway prior to the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011, all funding streams were in place but an extra engineering cost for earthquake strengthening was required.

“This was something we could not see coming but nevertheless was important that we did. Sowman says he was “hopeful” the trust would find the money needed for the remainder of the project and the MDC guarantee would not be needed. “I know they are working

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By Jacob Page A simple trip to the optometrist two years ago changed Jill Wood’s perception of the world in front of her. “I went to the optician for an eye test as I thought I needed new glasses with stronger lenses and they referred me to an opthamologist. He scanned my eyes and discovered degeneration in the right eye.” Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60, equal to 48 per cent of blindness. This eye disease affects one in seven over 50 with one in four over 80 suffering from vision loss. Jill now gets injections every

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“It is okay for reading and computer work as the left eye tells the brain I can see with both eyes. “Long distance is a problem and I have trouble seeing in the dark. “Straight lines bend when I look at them through my right eye and I see a dark spot in the centre of the eye.” A seminar in Blenheim will be held at 2pm on Sunday 5 July in the Marlborough Room of the Scenic Hotel, Marlborough on Alfred Street. Blenheim opthamologist Graeme French will speak about the condition, the importance of early detection and the irrevesible effects if it is left untreated.

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Dear Ed, Re: Council extends loan guarantee after theatre funding falls through - Marlborough Express. Oh here we go again. More money for the theatre. Yes I am being negative but it’s all we hear about the concrete monster that shadows the Clubs of Marlborough and Blenheim School. It’s also a concern that the council was trying to

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By Adam Poulopoulos The first group of students completing an introductory business course also offering free childcare have graduated. Rose Burdon, Nikki Brown, Kathy Smith and Azusa Takase were acknowledged at an informal ceremony at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology on Friday morning. They have completed the ‘Mums/Dads and Bubs’ course, a joint initiative between NMIT and the nearby Beavertown Early Learning Centre. Students undertake a 12-month business administration course, while the early learning centre offers free childcare for their young children. The class meets once a week and students learn skills like using Microsoft Office, customer service, accounting and how to use office equipment. Early Learning Centre owner Carolyn Gregg says the arrangement has been beneficial for both the students and her organisation. “It’s great to be able to support


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parents up-skilling. Quite a few have spent time away with babies and technology upgrades so fast. “We love having the babies come to us too.”

Lecturer Bron Mogridge says she is delighted with the progress the students have made. “I have seen people that were shy come out of themselves and

become a lot more confident. That is the main thing.” She says the camaraderie the class has developed has been another highlight.

French trio get into the spirit Story and photo by Simon Greenwood I Fratelli Tarnazelli, a French traditional music duo, stopped at Peter Yealands Winery for a wine tasting on Friday afternoon and finished up doing an impromptu performance for the winery staff. The group has been touring New Zealand for the past three weeks and gigged in Nelson and Picton last week, after playing throughout the North Island. They were driving down to Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown before heading back to France. The group has also been recording footage for a new music video and chose Yealands as a venue to shoot some of their material. On an otherwise quiet Friday afternoon their music provided a much appreciated interlude for the winery staff. The group flies home to France today. Left: Baltazar Montanaro and Pablo Golder play for staff in the Peter Yealands tasting room.

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Family matters For many couples, first comes the wedding and first home purchase, then comes a baby. Or so they say. Sadly this is not the case for all couples who find themselves facing the reality of not being able to conceive. Blenheim woman Sarah Assandri talks to reporter Celeste Lodewyk about twice surviving cancer, having her ovaries removed and now going through the process of finding an egg donor in the hope of raising the awareness of the need for donors nationwide. Sarah was born with bilateral retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer which her mother discovered. “I was six weeks old when my mum found it. She could see straight to the back of my eye,” she says. Surgeons revealed that one of her eyes had to be removed immediately. A tumour was found in the remaining eye so a piece of radioactive plaque was stitched to the tumour which crystalised it and saved the eye. The cancer blow came again at age 21 when she started getting cysts on her ovaries. After numerous operations and biopsies it was found her ovaries were cancerous. Surgeons removed her right ovary, then announced they wanted to take the left. “I was afraid I would lose the chance to get pregnant so I held the remaining ovary hostage for a while,” she jokes. “I asked him to give me IVF so I could keep some eggs for when I did want to start a family. “I went through a series of injections to stimulate my ovary, but the problem was that by stimulating it, it was making the cancer more fierce. “That was what I was up against, but in the end it was successful and I had six eggs taken and stored,” she says. Sarah went on to marry the love of her life, Gustavo Assandri in 2013 after a fairytale romance and the happy couple started making plans to have a baby. For this to happen Sarah needed to have her six eggs that had been frozen in storage fertilised. Unfortunately she received the call earlier this year to say none had survived. She is now going through the process of finding an egg donor outside of

Marlborough. “That was devastating news, hearing that my eggs had failed. That was my last biological hope of conceiving. “Having a family is important to me so we started looking into egg donation. “I was surprised to find out that New Zealand does not have an egg bank. NZ is really lacking and I think many women have no idea of the need for egg donors,” she says. As part of their ‘journey’ Sarah created a Facebook Page titled ‘Egg donor NZ needed - Lil noodle’ where she has openly talked about her search for an egg donor. She has also included information and links to websites where people can find out more about egg donation. “Normally it isn’t something I would do so publicly but I really want to raise the awareness that there is a need for egg donors. “People who have seen my page have messaged me saying; “We didn’t realise... we would love to be donors. “I have also had some beautiful friends offer which is lovely of them, but ideally we are looking for donors out of the region. It has to be a situation that is right for both parties. “But even if people aren’t interested in becoming donors, at least pass the information on and spread the message. If we don’t create attention for it, no one knows they can help,” she says. For now, Sarah and Gustavo have two donors they are interested in and are currently in a waiting pattern while all the relevant checks and procedures take place. “We are ready to start the next stage of our lives and have so much love to give a child. It would make us complete,” she smiles.

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Wednesday July 1, 2015

Conference, Event or Function

Planning a Start planning your work function It may only be July but it’s not too early to start thinking about your end of year work function. These can be held in local restaurants, hotel conference rooms and private events centres. The main benefit to these locations is that they already have catering services available.


For events being held where there aren’t catering services, it can be as simple as contacting a catering company and arranging for them to come to you. Likewise, if there are not sufficient tables, chairs, linen and serving ware, all of this can too be hired - right down to the napkins.

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For all day/night entertainment, perhaps consider hiring a live band, a jukebox or DJ. Whatever the occasion and what ever time of year your next event will be held, contact the many event hire businesses throughout Marlborough and make it an event never to forget.

Developed by Te Runanga a Rangitane O Wairau Trust as a meeting place and showcase for the development of Rangitane culture and art, Ukaipo offers a modern, multipurpose venue for functions and events. • Multiple function spaces for large and small groups – including main hall seating up to 200 people with formal dining space for 170 guests, plus two spacious, fully-equipped meeting rooms. • Commercial kitchen and bar facilities offering flexible catering options - self-cater, supply your own caterer or have us manage your catering requirements for you. • Sleeping area accommodates up to 35 people, plus shower facilities and ablutions. If you are interested in a viewing or would like further information, please call us on (03) 5786180 or email Located in Fell Street, Grovetown, just off SH1, 3.5km North of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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Cocktail parties to impress Cocktail parties are a great way to entertain because they accommodate any kind of guest list, ranging from neighbours to business associates. Typically a cocktail party lasts 2-3 hours during which guests snack on a simple spread of food and sample great cocktails while chatting with other guests. There are a few questions you should ask yourself to begin planning a party... • How many guests will be attending? • Is this a casual event for friends or a formal business networking event? • How much time and effort do I want to put into it? • Will there be a full bar or a limited

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Searching for some ideas for your big day? These themes could serve as major inspiration for weddings this year. Rustic chic With more couples wanting the barn-style wedding, the rustic chic theme is very appealing. Many couples who want barn weddings still want there to be some formality. They are avoiding the mason jars and burlap runners and opting instead for gorgeous farm house tables, chiavari chairs, and bright pops of colour. Modern Modern weddings are for couples who want the formality of a hall or ballroom but want to bring their own design to it as well. Calla lilies are often used in modern wedding designs, as well as sharp suits and fitted (but classic) wedding gowns. Secret garden There is something magical and beautiful about a secret garden theme.

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For this style, use plenty of flowers from the entrance to the exit, including mounting floral designs on the walls. Lace is a super popular fabric to use here, while also incorporating vintage china into the place settings. Starry night For couples who host their wedding in the winter months when everything is dark, this is a great theme. Working with a base of white flowers and sparkle use dark blue linens to drape the tables and tall white centrepieces surrounded

by candles and dripping in bling. Of course, blue uplighting is a must in order to pull the entire look together. A midsummer night’s dream This theme is perfect for the couple who wants something rustic but is staying in the comfort of a ballroom setting. Using trees, branches and moss, create a forest-like setting and really make the room feel romantic and dreamy. Vintage For couples who love to go antique shopping, this theme is perfect.

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discussions and problem solving scenarios. Offsite events Popular options for offsite events include happy hours, sightseeing tours and sporting events. Functions like these can build lasting friendships and enhance the conference experience beyond just learning.

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BATOON: Brainey and Onofrito are proud to announce the birth of Titus Lee (3.52kg) on June 25, 2015 at 9:11am at Wairau Hospital. A little brother for Oblick. We would like to thank midwife Gwen Costello and Dr Helen Crampton, and all the friendly staff at the maternity ward.

BATTY: Mark and Juliette Miller are thrilled to announce the arrival of their baby, Ella June, (7lb 4oz) born June 26, 2015 at 10:02pm. A very special thank you to our midwife Gwen Costello as well as all the midwives at the maternity ward.



TAYLOR: Euygene and Lydia are excited to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Florence Ruiha (6lb 7oz) on June 20, 2015. Thank you to the maternity staff at Wairau Hospital and special thanks to our midwife Ava. Also thanks to the birthing crew Mum (Maree), Jennifer and Belinda. Couldn’t We are our be proud to a auPhoto nno tiful b supplied. have done it without all your support. aby, th unce the sa a fe

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BARNES: Misty and Kevin are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Dylan Gary (8lb 7oz) on June 22, 2015 at 11.58pm at Wairau hospital. A little brother to Hunter. A special thanks to midwife Adriana Yanacou, your support has been amazing and we are very grateful to you for making this a wonderful experience. Also special thanks to student midwife Tessa and all staff in the maternity ward, you are all awesome! Photo provided.

Many breastfeeding mothers feel extra hungry, which makes sense. Your body is working around the clock to make breast milk for your baby. Eating small meals with healthy snacks in between, the way you may have done during pregnancy, is a good way to keep your hunger in check and your energy levels high. Here are just a few examples of healthy snack ideas for breastfeeding mothers. • Avocado & crackers – Avocado is a fantastic food for nursing mums. It’s packed with Vitamin C, plenty of healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats and plenty of fibre. Serve with a couple of wholegrain crackers for even more fibre and protein. • Low fat cottage cheese pot with fruit or veggies – Low fat cottage cheese is a great snack for three reasons. It’s low in fat, high in protein and high in calcium. Serve

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it with fresh fruit such as peaches or raspberries or vegetable crudités such as carrot or cucumber. • Mozzarella, tomato and basil salad – Use low fat mozzarella for a low fat, delicious meal packed with protein, fibre and calcium. Drizzle with balsamic and sprinkle with a little freshly chopped oregano, salt and pepper. • Fruit smoothie – Make up a batch of smoothie in the morning and pad it out with ice for extra texture. Some varieties include banana, milk and honey, mixed berry, kiwi and apple.



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See the Stripper that gets it off, every time! By Dave Hare, Coopers was started by Simon Cooper in the early 80’s. At that time, Simon was a cabinet maker with a boutique shop in Wellington making and restoring fine furniture. Disillusioned with the standard of current paint strippers and with a flair for chemistry, Simon set about making a stripper that was easy to use and actually worked. I asked him what on earth possessed him to try and change the norm. “I was sick of how difficult it was to use the current strippers, and knew sanding was a complete waste of time,” Simon says. “Why sand when the person who made the item sanded it in the first place? I was determined to make a product that was easy to use and made sanding obsolete.” Simon is Kiwi-born and bred and as a dairy farmer’s son he was taught at a young age to work things out, rather than to accept things as they are. At high school he developed a passion for working with wood and his love of fine furniture began. Once Simon developed his own stripper, the word got out and today, over 30 years later, Simon’s products and methods are now known as Cooper’s Strip Club; a complete DIY restoration system, family owned and operated, available throughout New Zealand and Australia.

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Simon says Cooper’s is different to conventional strippers in so many ways. The main ones being that it will strip any finish from any surface, without the need for sanding, whether the finish is on the inside or outside of your home. “I am very proud of it and the results it has achieved,” he says. With Cooper’s having been used on well over 70,000 homes, Simon says anyone can easily strip anything covered in paint or varnish such as furniture, doors and mouldings, or even weatherboards and windows baked by the sun for over 100 years. I also asked Simon about the current problems related to safe lead removal. Simon says.

“Because there is no lead dust created through sanding, or lead vapour generated by heat guns, lead poisoning is no longer a concern” Simon and wife Dorri with sons Lance and George will be at the Marlborough Home & Garden Show this weekend showing the public just how easy stripping can be. “If you have a project in mind, come and check out how easy stripping can be.” I say, it sounds like it strips it all then! “I wouldn’t have made it if it didn’t,” Simon says with a smile.

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By Andrew Siddall When it comes to stripping your windows, it’s normal to be confronted by the scope of the project, and the windows that won’t open or close properly because of the many coats of paint that have glued them shut. The tricky corners with all that built-up paint that seems impossible to strip and of course the lead paint that we grind into dust with sandpaper to spread around for everyone to leave; it’s all very daunting. Well not anymore, Simon Cooper from the Cooper’s Strip Club, says. Simon says their stripping system makes stripping your windows the perfect DIY project. Simon confidently claims their easy-to-use products and methods will remove any paint or varnish from the inside or outside of your windows without the need to use sandpaper. Simon says their stripper will dissolve any finish

and their flusher will rinse the surface clean and because the process is wet, there is no harmful lead dust to worry about. The Cooper’s Strip Club will be demonstrating at the Marlborough Home & Garden Show this weekend at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, Blenheim. “If you are interested in seeing how to get those windows dealt to once and for all, pop on down and see the perfect way to strip your windows,” Simon says.


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Wednesday July 1, 2015

Fundraising car wash The Marlborough Girls’ College Year 9 (9NESK) form class held a fundraising car wash at Bunnings on Saturday, raising over $600. It was the second held by the class which was fundraising for Hospice Marlborough as part of a ‘Community Challenge’.

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 Nikita Mullins, Leah Beavis, teacher Che

 Breeanna Paget, Huna Ho ugh, Tayla Gapper and Lucrezia Bradley.

 Tiare Lambeth, Ella McLean and Neve Godsiff.

and Mikayla Mason.

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Lincoln Fisher and Conner Carson. 

 Paige Fairbairn.

Renwick School’s Team 1 students took to the stage last Friday for their Wearable Arts show during assembly. There was everything from robots and mermaids through to kiwis and fairies.

 Ali Thorstensen, and Gus Hore.

Jack Filmer. 

Lily Pontague, Jahzel Matenga, Miranda Rae and Ryleigh Gale. 

 Lucy Timms.

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community notices Bingo/Housie 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm. Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 3 supers of $500 each, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra.

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St John Community Shop Blenheim Healing Rooms Springlands 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.

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

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For families living with mental illness/ Warehouse carpark building & Johns addictions please contact Supporting Kitchen. Ph: 578 1356 Ext 5 or 021 Families Marlborough - Lyn, Karina or 1788 337. Sandra ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 St Christophers Goodwill Scott Street. Friday 3rd.July 9 AM - Noon. at the Church Hall Redwoodtown Usual barMental Health Consumer gains good used clothing, household Advocacy Service goods and books. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, The Blue Door listen to your concerns and support Open Monday to Friday 9.00am you in the actions you want to take to 3.00pm. Saturday 9.00 - 2pm. Items gain resolution. Ph 579 5304 or call at surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St. Phone 579 4353.

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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. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 578 8125. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)

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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. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. 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.

death notices ARNOLD, Joyce Doris (Joy): On Wednesday June 24 2015, at Bethsaida Retirement Village. Aged 98 years. Loved mother of Michael, Naomi and Marion. Treasured grandmother of Heather, Lisa and Rhonda; Markus and Martina; Edwina, Ashley and Linton. Messages may be sent to c/- 4 McLean Road, RD 3, Cromwell 9383. At Joy’s request, a private service has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

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BADMAN, Ngaire Emily (nee Conway of Seddon): On Thursday June 25 2015, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village. In her 101st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Albert Victor (Sandy); much loved mother and mother-in-law of Shirley, and Doug (deceased) Robinson, Eric and Pauline, Trish and John Nansett (Taradale), and Jill and John Ireland (Perth). Loved Nana of 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village for their love and care over the last seven years. Messages to the Badman Family, c/81 Alabama Road, Blenheim 7201. A service for Ngaire will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am Tuesday June 30, followed by interment at Seddon Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719

WILKES, Timothy John (Tim): On Friday June 26 2015, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Aged 53 years young. Much-loved husband and very best friend of Mandy Li. Strong, caring and loving Dad of Jackson, Benjamin, Cameron, Daniel and Andrew. Beloved son of Roslein and the late Rod, dearly loved son-inlaw of Li Li. Cherished twin brother of Rosemary, and Steve Crockett, dearly loved brother of Paula and Paul Ferguson, Jacqui and Mike Botman, Michael and Denise, Stephen and Poz. Special uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Messages to the Wilkes Family, c/- 7 Forest Park Drive, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A Requiem Mass for Tim will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, at 10am on Wednesday July 1, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 “Tim’s legacy of strength and faith will live on through his family and he will be dearly missed by all”.

acknowledgement HILLS, Aileen Mary Passed away June 12, 2015. Lorraine, Kevin and family wish to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and all who attended Mum’s service. Those who sent flowers, cards, made telephone calls and personal visits, your kind words of comfort have helped to ease the pain of losing a much loved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie and Friend to us all. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

Mills, Lawrence John ( Laurie ) Age 82 – Died 4th June 2015 Irene and family would like to express their gratitude to all those who attended Laurie’s funeral in Lower Hutt. We know that Laurie would have been so humbled and touched by all of those who came to pay their respects. We were really grateful to everyone who visited, phoned, flowers and cards and dropped off wonderful meals and bak-


ing. Your support and thoughtfulness gave us an enormous amount of comfort. It was really heartwarming to see so many people at Laurie’s funeral especially those who had travelled so far to attend and so many faces from years ago. If we have missed anyone please accept this as a personal thank you and acknowledgement of gratitude on behalf of Irene and the Mills family.

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Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association AGM At the lounge, Wesley Centre, 3 Henry Street Thursday 16 July 7.30pm Business: Annual report, financial, election of officers and committee Guest Speaker: Gareth Smith on jigging (gear, techniques, tides, lures, etc) for snapper and kingfish in the Marlborough Sounds Supper will be served afterwards. All keen fishos welcome!

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Home & Garden Show this weekend If variety is the spice of life, then the Marlborough Home & Garden Show is just the thing to quicken the pulse rates of locals looking to build or renovate. For three days starting Friday July 3 over 120 exhibitors will gather at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 to share hot tips and eye-watering show specials with anyone intent on enhancing their surroundings. There will be a fantastic lineup of solar solutions, but there will also be the latest in heating, landscaping, kitchens, new home building, insulation, carpets, garden equipment and art, plants and everything in between.


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By Adam Poulopoulos Mayfield Kindergarten has some new guardians in the form of Maori pou whenua, or land posts, unveiled earlier this week. The three carvings, which sit outside the kindergarten’s front gate, were shown to the public for the first time at a blessing ceremony on Monday morning. The unveiling was timed to coincide with Matariki, or Maori New Year. The pou whenua are Rongomatane, which guards cultivated foods and peace at the kindergarten, Tangaroa, which looks after the waterways and Tane Mahuta, which protects the forest and the creatures in it. They were carved by local artist Paora Mackie after consultation with parents, staff and children in the kindergarten community. Marlborough Kindergarten Association bicultural facilitator and Mayfield Kindergarten teacher Roxy Jones oversaw the project. She says the children have reacted well to the carvings. “They have been made as a hands-on resource, so children can touch and hug them, which makes them even more meaningful.”



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to soft-close kitchen doors and drawers for free if they receive a kitchen order through the show. HRV is offering free home assessments, Harrisons Carpet has a deal on underlay, Canterbury Sheepskin will even be offering freebies to keep everyone’s feet toasty, by giving away a pair of insoles with every purchase of slippers. MC Construction & Conpavers will be running a show-only special on Ideal buildings, which means that anyone who purchases an ideal garage, cottage or sleepout at the show will receive a free, fully installed automatic garage door opener or a free

YardSaver garden shed. Archgola will be displaying their all-purpose canopies, which provide permanent weather protection over entertaining areas, carports, entrances or walkways. It’s not only an event for adults either, there’s fun for the whole family with the Resene Painta-Pot and Paint-a-Gnome Challenge on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm. So spice up your home and your day by visiting the Marlborough Home & Garden Show! The show runs from 10am 5pm, adults $5, senior special Friday only $3, and under 16 free.

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This year there will also be an art, craft, speciality food and beverage section too. Visitors will find all the products and advice they need for improving their homes under the one roof and there is the chance for them to win HomeTech solatubing and installation worth $3,000, plus Resene vouchers worth $250. To enter, they just provide their contact details on arrival. There will be a whole host of show-only bargains to keep visitors smiling too. Max George from Max George Joinery will be offering show visitors the opportunity to upgrade


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Mayfield Kindergarten students Nico Bailey, Kiara Barrett and Neika Diu, all 4, like the new carvings.

She says they also fit in with the school’s biculturalism, and other parts of its curriculum. “We talk to the kids about sustainability –

we have compost here, and we talk about the connection to the Maori kaitiaki (guardian.) To them, they are living things that they know about.”

Winter walk for charity The Cancer Society Marlborough and Wither Hills vineyard will host a special sponsored 10km walk/ run through the Wither Hills scenic vineyard on Sunday July 26, starting and ending at their iconic cellar door. The event is also being sponsored

by Essence Event Cuisine. Registration for the walk costs $10 per person or $20 for a family of two adults and up to three children. With the walk and ‘Frivoli’ brunch registration at $30 per person with $12 going directly to the Cancer

Society Marlborough. The event kicks off at 9am. All registrations need to be in by July 20. For more information and a registration form by emailing zoeg@ or phone 579 4379.

entries close July 6th Open to all brides living or married in Marlborough between July 12th 2014 and July 6th 2015.

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Sun reader Richard shows all the things he cleaned out of the gutters of his daughter’s eight-year-old house over the weekend. Richard, who did not want his last name in the paper, says he was shocked at the amount of

nails, scrap metal and other sharp objects that were up there. He says people need to be aware of how clogged gutters can get and how it can cause bigger issues if they are not checked regularly.

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Chip on his shoulder By Adam Poulopoulos Kaharoa Bradley loves golf, and he has all the gear to keep on improving. The 11-year-old Bohally Intermediate School pupil placed fourth in the under-11 girls/boys age group, and first in his playing group, at the annual Tasman Junior Tiger tournament in Nelson in March. The Year 7 student is aiming to better his score at next year’s tournament, and has the set-up to do it. He has a chipping net and a driving net in his backyard and after dark he practices putting into a cup. He has also been known to play two rounds of golf back-to-back on two different courses during the summer. Kaharoa says he started playing as an eight-year-old in February 2012.

Sport inbrief

“My mum and dad took me to the mini-golf in Picton and I started there.” Kaharoa’s mother Katie-Anna Phillips says she noticed his natural hand-eye coordination when he first started playing. “He wasn’t interested, and then he had a go. Then he picked up a club and that was it. “Now it’s all he talks about.” Kaharoa has junior golf training at Marlborough Golf Club on Wednesdays and Fridays. As well as golf, Kaharoa plays rugby for Central, as a prop. He says Rory McIlroy and Lydia Ko are his golfing idols.


RIG HT: K aharoa Bradley at Marlborough Golf Club.

Paddon sticks to plan for WRC Poland sprint By Jacob Page Kiwi rally duo Hayden Paddon and Blenheim-based John Kennard head to Poland looking at to build on the breakthrough second place in the Rally of Italy. It’s their sixth World Rally Championship event of 2015, and they are looking forward to the fast roads and staying focused on his game plan of a top five finish. “At the start of the year we set our target for this event to finish in the top five and that remains the same,” says Paddon from Finland where he’s been testing with Hyundai Motorsport for the event following Poland. “Yes, our good result in Sardinia gives us more confidence and people maybe expect more from us now, but we won’t get carried away. For John [Kennard, Paddon’s co-driver] and me, our

championship tables respectively. With the running order for Friday and Saturday’s stages based on championship position, the Kiwis will start ninth on the road on Friday. “Road sweeping is not such an issue here as the sandy roads mean as more cars pass, the surface gets softer and slower. For sure, this time we don’t have an advantage but we are not complaining. That’s the beauty of this year’s starting order policy – sometimes it works for you, sometimes not,” Paddon says. “We really enjoy events that have a majority of new stages Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will aim for the podium in or layouts. It makes it more of back-to-back starts at WRC Rally Poland this weekend. a challenge for everyone and plan and approach remains the finish at Rally Italy Sardinia makes things more interesting for same, taking each event as it earlier in June moved Paddon the sport. Our pace note system is and Kennard into ninth place on detailed, but works well to attack comes.” Their debut WRC podium the WRC drivers’ and co-drivers’ roads on the first pass.”

Hazelwood backs up to go back-to-back Margaret Hazelwood retained her six-kilometre title at the Marlborough Harrier Club Cross Country Champs at Okaramio on Saturday. Hazelwood was first across the line in the veteran women grade, finishing the course in 35

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afternoon at the Stranraer Farm course. Amber Bendell, Hunder Bendell, Kiri Johnson and Rab Rodger all defended their titles, while Ned Love, Adam Baker and Bruce Hillis won their first club championship titles. Sam Hamilton and Emma Jones

also won their grades while Jeremy McKenzie took out the longest race, the 12,000 metres men’s title. He finished in 48 minutes and 18 seconds, nearly five minutes ahead of Hamish Hargest.

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The Marlborogh Development team lost 3-1 to Nelson Suburbs on Saturday, a result which leaves them five points off the top of the table. Central Pirates returned to the top of the Marlborough senior division one football table after beating Rangers Hammers 7-1 while BV Development fell to a 2-0 defeat against Biddy Kate’s Rangers. Pirates lead the table by one point from BV Development with two rounds to play. In division two, Picton Crow Tavern maintained their two-point lead over Rangers United after both teams won on Saturday. Clubs of Marlborough are a further point back in third.

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