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Yealands sells 80 per cent By Jacob Page Peter Yealands has found his “perfect” investor in Marlborough Lines. The Yealands Wine Group founder announced yesterday that Marlborough Lines had purchased an 80 per cent shareholding in YWG for $89 million. Peter says the deal ensures the future of the company and ensures expansion, more jobs and a chance to become New Zealand’s number one wine company in the future.

Continued page 2 Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands welcomes Marlborough Lines managing director Ken Forrest into his business after Marlborough Lines purchased an 80 per cent shareholding in the company yesterday.

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Yealands finds ‘best succession plan’ on back doorstep Continued from page 1 Peter has been looking for an investor “across the globe” for the past six months to inject capital into the business and he has found it on his back doorstep. Marlborough Lines managing director Ken Forrest says Marlborough Lines had realised profits of more than $100 million from outside Marlborough and was excited at the opportunity to bring that money back into the region. “We have been looking at opportunities for investment and our responsibility is to meet the requirements of the Trust and those requirements are inter-generational so we have to look at the customers of today and the future,” Ken says. Marlborough Electric Power Trust chairman Ross Inder says the investment fits well with the objectives of Marlborough Lines “We believe it’s a good in-

vestment for the company, it will provide increased dividends to the consumers and it will provide long-term economic and social benefits to the region,” Ken says. “We have taken an independent review of (YWG) and believe it is a good investment. “We have been impressed with what Yealands has achieved in a relatively short space of time and the approach they take towards the environment.” Peter says when he told his 130 staff yesterday morning, he was met with plenty of positive comments. “This is business as usual,” Peter says. “I’ve always thought I’d have another good five years in me to drive the business and then who knows after that but this outcome certainly increases my motivation. “This is the best succession plan I can think of.” Peter says they will now

make a concerted drive to gaining more fruit supply as well as more land. He says while there have been positive steps in finding that land nothing was official. “This will give us great scope for expanding the business and gaining fruit by various means.”

YWG has more than 1100 hectares of vines planted and employed 130 staff at its two vineyards in Seddon and Hawke’s Bay. It is the sixth biggest wine exporter in New Zealand, with Yealands wine sold in more than 80 countries around the world.

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At least 11 Blenheim schools have signed up to the Government’s controversial Investing in Educational Success scheme, even though most local teachers are against IES and feel they haven’t been consulted. The Marlborough branch of NZEI Te Riu Roa has surveyed 144 local teachers and asked whether they had enough information about communities of schools being formed under the IES and how they had been engaged in the process.

Most teachers in the proposed Community of Schools say they were not consulted on their school’s decision to sign up to the Government’s flagship $359 million progamme, which is aimed at raising educational achievement by giving large additional payments to some teachers and principals for leadership roles across a group of schools. Of those surveyed, 42 per cent said they had had no input and 25 per cent had simply been

advised they would be part of it. The study shows 30 per cent felt their views had been included. Most had been informed of their school joining the Blenheim/Marlborough CoS by their principal, but 5.5 per cent had heard via the media. Most teachers (60 per cent) felt they did not have enough information about the programme. NZEI President Louise Green says it was ironic that IES was

supposedly about collaboration and “raising teaching quality to raise student achievement”, but teachers’ views were being ignored and in many cases not even sought. In August last year, Blenheim teachers and principals were amongst the 93 per cent of NZEI members who voted “no confidence” in the IES scheme because they believe children would benefit from direct funding of resources identified by parents and teachers.

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Pro scooter riders set to make appearance By Celeste Lodewyk Four professional scooter riders sponsored by a major action sports brand will be coming to Blenheim this Sunday thanks to the efforts of Blenheim woman Bec Moorhouse. Bec announced last month in the Sun that she wanted to change the ‘skate park stigma’ by hosting a big Skate Jam event, as well as fortnightly supervised evenings. Now, Bec is thrilled to announce the name of the major sponsor that has come on board to support her efforts - Madd Gear Pro (MGP Australia and New Zealand). NZ MGP manager Ricky Malcolm has agreed to sponsor the Skate Jam which is being held this Sunday in Blenheim, and will be sending along four MGP pro scooter riders. This was exciting news for Bec who has been working hard behind the scenes to secure their support. “I was thrilled when he said he would send

the pro riders… that’s amazing for Blenheim. “It’s really going to kick things off on a high note,” she says. The four riders will be announced and introduced on Sunday at the Skate Jam which kicks off at 12noon and runs until 4pm. There, they will have regular demonstrations

throughout the afternoon. The event is open to all ages and there will be a sausage sizzle, Mr Whippy ice cream and a coffee cart. Most importantly, the wearing of helmets will be compulsory. Bec wishes to thank all the other supporters who have come together to help make this event happen. Marlborough Youth Trust, Police, Barnados and its Anti-Bullying campaign, Maataa Waaka, Animal Control staff, The Mortgage Room, Fulton Hogan, Maori Wardens, Marlborough Community College, Graham Hill Barrister & Solicitor, Bikefit, Bluebridge, Top Town Cinemas Blenheim, Pak’n Save, New World, Renwick Meat Market, The Hits radio station and the Sun Newspaper. “Without all of your support this wouldn’t happen, and this is something that will make such a big difference to the youth.”

Sewage system clogged by wet wipes Wet wipes are clogging the pumps that keep Blenheim’s sewerage network functioning. Marlborough District Council Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney is appealing to families not to flush the wipes down their toilets. “They don’t break down like toilet paper and when they bind together they block the pumps that keep the sewage moving through the pipes,” he said. Council staff have to raise the underground pumps and manually clear the pumps of the MDC operations and maintenance clumps of wet wipes and all the engineer Stephen Rooney. other debris that then accumulates around them. last weekend one pump had Mr Rooney says the wipes are to be cleaned out twice and it causing two or three blockages had blocked again on Monday a week in urban Blenheim but morning.

The recent problem had been at the Nelson Street pump which serves the wider Mayfield and part of Springlands through to McLauchlan Street and Parker Street, but problems also occurred in other parts of town. The material that wet wipes is made of is definitely not kind to our pipes, says Mr Rooney. “The wipes add to the other issue we get; blockages from the fatty food waste that people pour down their sinks. Warm oils and fats sets into ‘fatbergs’ inside the sewer pipes and the wipes and congealed fat are a pretty disastrous combination.” Mr Rooney says while people seem to understand that disposable nappies should not go down a toilet, they seemed to think the

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wet wipes were small enough not to matter. “Unfortunately they are advertised as “flushable” by the manufacturer and they do flush down the toilet - but that’s when the problems start,” he says. Incontinence pads were another occasional source of blockage, he says. Mr Rooney asked that people consider the staff who have to respond when an alarm alerted them to a blocked sewerage pump. “It’s not the nicest job so it would be good if people would wrap their rubbish and put it out in the council bag instead of running the risk of blocking toilets and drains - or the council sewerage system.”

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inbrief Roads money received Marlborough will receive a share of $148 million to help maintain the region’s roads for the next three years. The announcement partners recent funding to help promote safer cycling opportunities in the region. investment will include funding upgrades to trouble spots, improvements to State Highway 6 on the Rai Saddle and Weld Pass on SH1. The Spring Creek roundabout at the intersection of SH1/SH62/Ferry Road will be upgraded .

‘Wood Guy’ refunds money Ross Langford has received a refund of his $800 deposit from Robin Georgeson - Havelock’s ‘Wood Guy’ for wood furniture that was never received. Ross made the order in January and despite several dates for delivery were organised, they all fell through thanks to many reasons given by Robin. Ross then contacted the Sun and told his story and has got his money put into his bank account on Wednesday morning.

Students more disciplined - MP Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says kids are staying in school longer and getting better results. “Here in the Kaikoura electorate, standdowns have dropped 19 per cent since 2008, and suspensions have fallen 13.5 per cent. “Expulsions have dropped by 57.7 per cent. These figures show we have more kids staying focused on their education,” Smith says. “The Government worked hard to offer more options for students to keep them engaged in learning, such as Trades Academies and Partnership Schools. “And we’re supporting our teachers and school leaders to lift student achievement by helping them to collaborate and work together to share best practice in Communities of Schools.


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HU4K Awareness The Lions clubs of New Zealand have an awareness week for the Heads up for Kids project next week. The project involves collecting old currency and foreign coins, which are then redeemed to New Zealand dollars and used to fund education programmes for young people. Currency can be dropped off at Resene Blenheim.

Kids’ day The Vines Village on Rapaura Road is hosting a creative kids’ day on Sunday. Activities will include art competitions, sewing and patchwork, cookie designing and a Lego village. The event begins at 10am, and is scheduled to finish up at 4pm.

Registration period begins The deadline to register your dog for the upcoming year is August 1. If your dog is not wearing a yellow registration tag, it will be deemed as unregistered.

Home and Garden Show The Marlborough Home and Garden Show is being held this weekend at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. The gates open at 10am and close at 5pm from today until Sunday.

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Business makes a splash By Adam Poulopoulos Months of hard work paid off for pool builders Mayfair Pools and Spas Marlborough, who have won a platinum award for one of their builds. The business took the award in the pool of the year category at the company’s conference held recently. The pool was built on The Elevation in Picton, and took six months to complete. Business co-owner Mike Freeth says he is delighted with the outcome. “It’s the big kahuna and it does feel good. It is the first time the supreme award has been in the South Island since 1992.” The pool’s dimensions are 25 metres by six metres. It has a 25 metre infinity edge, a surface which water flows over and is collected in a trough below, which

Mike and Lee-Anne Freeth with their trophies and photos of the pool.

creates the illusion the water stretches to infinity. The pool also has a hydraulic cover unit, a chlorination system and two heat pumps. The build cost about $300,000

Mico on the move

Mico Plumbing staff are looking to improve their service by moving their Boyce Street branch to a new location at 16 Herbert Street. “We’ll be able to offer more stock and more convenience at our new store on Herbert Street – with more space and a better layout for customers,” says

regional manager Nigel Harvey. “In addition, our new branch will be located adjacent to PlaceMakers Blenheim, where our showroom consultant will continue to assist Mico customers with bathroom products and advice.” Mico general manager Bryn Harrison says the decision to

altogether. The original dimensions were 12 metres by six metres, but a home ownership change during the build saw the dimensions adjusted.

locate Mico Plumbing to an adjacent site to sister company PlaceMakers is part of their drive to offer more convenience for customers. “We have also just launched our new Mico service promise – a direct response to customer feedback about what’s important to them when dealing with

By Adam Poulopoulos Sewing machine maintenance checks are proving a popular draw of this week’s expo being held at The Sewing Store. Checks costing $30 are being offered as part of the expo, which began yesterday and finishes tomorrow at the High Street store. The Sewing Store owner Lars Hamann says he is happy with the response so far. “The service clinic with the machine repairs has been overwhelming. People don’t realise what a change of oil and a new

The Sewing Store owner Lars Hamann and Bernina New Zealand sewing machine technician Colin Nicholson.

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their equipment in good order.” On top of the checks Julie Veck, dubbed ‘Mrs Bernina,’ is giving demonstrations on newly-released

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Mike says it was a special project “It’s the biggest pool we have done to date, and the logistics of doing a pool like that are different. You need a special cover to protect it from the elements during the fibreglass stage. “The location is spectacular and it’s a prestigious house. The pool makes it.” He says the build brought the bright lights of Hollywood to Picton for a short time. “We bought the big tarpaulin to protect the pool from the wind, and when it arrived from Auckland we discovered it was a billboard for Transformers 2. “When we covered the pool there was a big picture of Optimus Prime. “It would have been a bit of a hoot for people flying over. The neighbour is a helicopter pilot and he commented on it.”

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COUNCIL NEWS Rarangi Beach clean up

Abandoned vessel

The Marlborough Harbour Master is seeking the owner of the vessel pictured below. The vessel appears to have been abandoned in Waikawa Bay and was recently washed ashore in strong winds. The vessel was retrieved by the Harbour Master on 19 June 2015. If the vessel remains unclaimed for 30 days it may be sold or destroyed. Please contact the Harbour Master Ph: 03 520 7400, immediately if you are the owner of the vessel.

Secure paper and cardboard in the recycling bin Please think about your recycling bin when we get gusty weather – make sure the bin contents are secure so that we’re not getting wind-blown litter. Secure anything that might blow down the street; stack heavy items on top of the paper and cardboard. It’s a help if newspapers are separated from other paper like junk mail and magazines. Secure newspapers by bundling them up in a supermarket bag or tie the bundles with string. All materials for recycling should be placed inside the bin, not stacked next to it. Too much to fit in the bin? Hold it for the following week - or take it direct to the Resource Recovery Centre in Blenheim or the Picton Transfer Station

Be alert to new Nelson Street speed zone Drivers should be aware that a new 40km School Speed Zone is now in place in Nelson Street near Marlborough Girls’ College, a stretch of road which is also part of SH6. New electronic signs alerting drivers to the school speed zone are operating in the approaches to the Nelson Street-McLachlan Street intersection where large numbers of College and Bohally Intermediate School students are using the roads, footpaths and crossing, walking or cycling to and from school.

A big community effort resulted in a trailer-load of rubbish being picked up between the Diversion and Rarangi last Sunday. Councillors Peter Jerram and Brian Dawson joined an enthusiastic group of about 80 people for the clean-up, which was organised by Conservation Kids NZ member 11-year-old Zoe Luffman, who lives at Rarangi. Rubbish included half a bicycle, hub caps, rope from mussel farms and plastic drink bottles. Councillor Jerram said, although a lot of council rubbish bags were filled, much of it was older rubbish thrown out or washed up over the years. The fact that there seemed to

be little recently discarded rubbish could be a sign that more people are recycling and there’s growing

understanding, especially among younger generations, that it’s not OK to litter.

The Tui to Town season is here!

Help to restore native habitat areas in lowland South Marlborough The Tui to Town season is here with tui visiting Blenheim and surrounds to feed, and it’s time to plan spring plantings of native plants as well. The project started out with a focus on the Wairau Plain area around Blenheim and Renwick but has now been extended to include further up the Wairau Valley and out to Seddon and Ward townships and surrounds. The Tui to Town project promotes native habitat restoration in lowland South Marlborough and encourages people to report tui and other native bird sightings to the Council either online www. or Ph: 03 520 7400. Funding assistance is available for native plantings of 1000 square metres or larger within the Tui to Town area - $1 per plant up to a maximum of $1000. Plenty of information on the Tui to Town project, including the map of the eligible area, funding information, application forms etc, is available on the Council website, or pick up a brochure from the Council. Contact: Nicky Eade at Council.

Cycleway funding for Marlborough Marlborough’s share of the government’s Urban Cycleway Programme funding combined with the Council’s budget for cycle ways will see a big expansion of our cycling network in the next couple of years. The funding will go to: • Extending the BlenheimGrovetown cycle route alongside SH1 as far as Spring Creek • Another 2.6km of cycle path upstream along the Taylor Riverside to the Wither Road Extension • Cycle lanes in Beaver Road and Eltham Road, improving road safety for St Mary’s and

Whitney Street pupils Construction is due to begin late summer. Bike Walk Marlborough chairman, councillor Terry Sloan, says there’s been a real surge in the interest in cycling and Marlborough is building a name for itself as a great place to jump on a bike so it will be good to see improvements making it safer for people commuting to work, children biking to school and everyone who cycles for exercise or recreation.

Positive ageing The commonest scams include emails asking you to send money to a friend or organisation, letters saying you’ve won a prize, or calls saying your computer needs fixing or your house needs painting. They’re run by people trying to steal your money or get your information. If a stranger tries to sell you something, beware. If an offer sounds too good to be true, or sounds weird, it’s almost certainly a scam. Remember that a bank or Inland Revenue will never contact you to ask

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beware of scams you to confirm your password, credit card or account details. Never give your credit card details to a phone caller. Scammers can sound very plausible. So it’s best not to give any information about yourself to strangers – especially on the phone, at your door, or on your computer. Put the phone down, close your door, or delete the email. Genuine businesses won’t put pressure on you. They’ll be happy to prove who they are. They’ll let you

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speak to a manager, and they’ll give you time to consider what you want to do. Check with your relatives or friends if you’re not sure whether something is a scam. Tell relatives, neighbours or the police if you think a scammer has approached you. • Check on Scamwatch, on the Ministry of Consumer Affairs website, for a list of the latest scams:

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The Sun Beautiful The boat Estel moored at Picton Marina is the most beautiful boat of them all. Picton local who is lucky enough to gaze at it while going out on our evening walks. Choice.

MDC don’t move us Taking the netball away from Horton Park is the wrong thing to do most people don’t want this. All you are doing, is making a huge problem and charging us that pay rates feel it more. Don’t move the courts.

Black noisy Honda I agree with fed up neighbour! There are maybe two culprits? Snowden Cresent resident early morning extended idling. (5 am start !) followed by raceway speeds down Dillons Point Rd. Then thru town... this along with regular hooning. Clearly heard by many locals. Grow up... and consider other people’s needs. Islington resident In reply to the neighbour who wrote about black noisy Honda. Maybe you should get your facts right, the car in question hasn’t been at the address for six weeks, we welcome your call to police it may stop a few offenders down this road.

Thank you To the kind, decent & discreet stranger who returned my lost documents a few weeks ago. Thank you very very much.

Internet Sun There is another paper I read on line every Wednesday its published by The Southland Times. Its called The Mirror, I have been reading it for for years online at no charge. BOB

Bring back the men Not sure which games you have been watching but both Quinn’s and Smog have had some very close games this season. Smog were beaten last week and both Quinn’s and Smog were pushed to within three by MGC, so good competition there is for all teams this year. Have 2 disagree with last weeks letter prem netball games now closer & more exciting without the men.

Fantastic shopping I can only reiterate wat anutha reader commented concerning briscoes-fantastic stock, fantastic bargains....and mostly good service too.

Good reads I just read 16 page Sun paper dated 26 June 2015, cover to cover. Took me 40 minutes because of good reads. Straight after read the Saturday Express 28 pages in five minutes. Marlborough Express what a load of rubbish. Good on you Sun kicking their corporate ass.

Cowboy driver CRB transport, get rid of the cowboy driver who sits on the engine brake on flat Rapaura Rd! Time to employ some professional staff!

Too much I know we have to have some ads on T V but Harvey Norman played seven times in 4O minutes on T V one!

txt talk of the week Stop the abuse

I have been to a lot of premier rugby games lately. I’m sick and tired of listening to members of the crowd yell abuse at the referees. Until you are willing to get out there and volunteer your time to ref, then keep your mouths shut! 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.

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As we all know you can’t keep all of the people happy all of the time. You can only keep some of the people happy some of the time. Your three best options if you think your rates are too high are; downsize, sell up and rent, move to another town. Hopalong Cassidy.

What a farce So the ministry of primary industry can send some retired recreational fishermen a letter threatening extortion level fines for using mice as bait to catch trout. Which by the way is an introduced species that thrives in almost every continent around the globe, even though there was NO evidence. But at the same time they do NOTHING when a bloke ( it shouldnt matter who he is or should it?) gets stopped on a plane with several protected birds in his jacket. What a farce. He should be spending time in jail and pay the maximum fine for each bird.

In reply to park at hosptial Well you bleat loudly when your car gets too hot in the sun. And your rates are required to build a shady carpark building?


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How many people in Blenheim know how to use the white diamonds before pedestrian crossings? If any vehicles are in the space between the diamonds & the pedestrian crossing, wait for them to stop before you start to cross. Those jaywalkers walking onto the ped crossing without looking, outside the post office in town, will get run over one day soon!

Letters to the editor

Dear Ed, Behind closed doors our council agree to the mandate we have given them (sic) to extend the underwriting of a loan to the theatre trust from $2.25 mill to $3.00mill. This is on top of the $5.00mill already gifted and the $200k p.a. promised. Right? What else has gone on “behind closed doors with the public excluded.” I thought this was OUR money? I have but ONE simple question, so simple it seems it has yet to be answered. I ask this be put to “someone” to answer to remove the mystery. How many “Bums in comfy seats” are required each day to make use of the theatre in whatever way, for whatever event at an average per attendee of $x will be required to break even? That’s TWO numbers that someone must have to arrive at a revenue figure or “box office take” per day to cover costs and neither make, nor lose money. I am really looking forward to the answer so we know what further debt is to be incurred by council on our behalf we have not approved they give. Waiting Patiently!

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Its a shame we will have to wait longer for our mail soon. It’s yet another chapter in the continual degradation of New Zealand Post. Posties themselves have long endured hugely increased workloads and longer rounds which have resulted in more and more unpaid hours. Rural deliveries have been tendered out to the unsuspecting, who have to buy their own vans. Now, it’s our turn to suffer at the hands of a dictatorial New Zealand Post. Lucky us.

Wood guy I have bought a trailer and furniture off of Robin the wood guy and on both occasions I was more than pleased with his conduct as a honest businessman. Ross Langford needs to realise that a quality product takes time, especially if you can’t source quality materials within NZ. If you want quick furniture go and pick up some MDF rubbish from one of the major stores. Scotty

Upgrade the bins Just reading about penny pinching in texts.... Time for council to upgrade to wheelie bins like most other progressive towns and cities...

Dear Ed, I have tried to visit the National Whale Centre in Picton on several occasions recently, only to find it locked and in darkness. One of the occasions was the Queen’s Birthday holiday Monday, when the town was full of visitors. I understand that Marlborough District Council gave this undertaking $40,000 start-up money. In the circumstances, I wonder if this was a wise investment? John Aldridge

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what’s on in marlborough

- weekend event guide Friday 3 Joint art exhibition Award-winning professional artists Alethea Tse & Tony Roche You are cordially invited to view their latest work at Marlborough Home show in Stadium 2000. Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock. The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen on 573 6868 or check out our Facebook or Trip advisor pages. Marlborough Home & Garden Show 2015 Beautify your house and garden by gathering inspiration and advice at a venue packed with the latest ideas, products and services for your home. Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, 6 Kinross St. Adult: $5.00. Senior special - Friday only: $3.00. Under 16 Free. Door sales only. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Picton Museum 10am - 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am - 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm - 5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton, Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Rainbow Ski Area See for more details. Painted Stories Illustrations from books written by Joy Cowley and published by Gecko Press. Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s bestloved writers for children and has written for children for over 60 years. Joy lives in Featherston, but has a special relationship with Marlborough. Millenniom Art Gallery, Seymour Square, www.marlboroughart.

Saturday 4 Uptown at The Argosy Come and enjoy small local businesses and artists in a café atmosphere. Woodbourne from 2pm.

Winter Hive Work Marlborough Beekeepers Association welcomes anyone interested in bees to our workshop. Venue: Marlborough Community Gardens, Ralph Ballinger Drive off Budge Street from 10am - 12pm. Wet weather changes will be published on our Facebook Page. 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. 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. Rainbow Ski Area Opening Day Rainbow Ski Area, Wairau-Hanmer Springs Hydro Rd, Blenheim. Please check the snow report at our website before you come up for the latest info on road and snow conditions. All vehicles are required to carry chains on the Mountain Road. Please drive to the conditions. 9am – 4pm. Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, Today and Sunday, 10am. Redwood Market 8am - 12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357. Picton Men’s Shed “Where men can do what men do best” 9am - 12pm and Wednesday 9am - 4pm. Phone Rex carson 021 469 191 or Bill Rogers 573 5507 for more information.

Sunday 5 Scoot, Skate & Ride Marlborough Come along and join Scoot Skate and Ride Marlborough’s Open Day / Skate Jam at the Blenheim Skate Park. This is a fully supervised event and all ages are welcome. Bring your skateboard, scooter or BMX and show us your tricks and moves. Blenheim Skate Park, 1 Horton Street. 12pm – 4pm.

Riverside Railway Train departs Brayshaw Park Station at 1.45pm for Beaver Station at Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. This will be followed by a 3.00pm return trip to Omaka. Fares ; Adults $10 Child $5 (Omaka $6 & $3). CASH ONLY. ‘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 Showcasing the best of Marlborough some of the stalls are Harwood Produce, Lime Rose Grove, Nourish, Banjo Brews, Traditional Country Preserves, Nuggety Creek, Riverina, Garden Bee Honey, Spudz n Greens. Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome. Marlborough Home & Garden Show 2015 Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, 6 Kinross St. Adult: $5.00.Under 16 Free. Door Sales Only. 10am – 5pm. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am, Murray Ph 578 9199 or Tony Ph 577 9776. Petanque 10am and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street – John Ph 577 9789. Tramping Club We go on tramp’s Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel Ph Mary Ph 572 8762 or

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Associated Modellers Society Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm 4pm. $2. Ulysses Ride Forresters Cafe, Rai Valley for lunch. Meet at the Railway Station (south end) at 10.45am ride departs at 11am.

Up & Coming Monday 6th July — Friday 17th The Edwin Fox Ship and Visitor Centre 9am. Yo Ho Ho! Dress ups. Explore the ship and dry dock. Have a go at knot tying. Learn about real life pirates! Arts and crafts. Check out the ships wheel. Treasure hunt. Great all weather holiday boredom buster. 1/2 price entry for all that dress as a pirate! Under 5’s free 11 & 18 July Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Cruise, Great family outing, lots of dates to choose from, bookings essential 0800 99 0800, 1.30pm 4.30pm. 18 July Bride of the Year Registration fee $20 per Bride, register via email to or pick up an entry from The Sun Newspaper.




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 Rod 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.

Vines Village Creative Kid’s Day Kid’s art competitions, sewing and patchwork quilting for beginners and cookie designing as well as the other great fun for kid’s - the Fudge Factory’s treasure hunt, outdoor games and exploring the Pirate Playground. 193 Rapaura Road. 10am – 4pm.

If you have an event email Tash at The Sun

Picton Cinemas

18 tokens for $10

Find us at United Video -cnr Scott & Kinross Sts

@Ecoworld Picton Aquarium phone (03) 573 6030

Minions (PG) 1hr 31m Daily: 12 noon, 1.45pm, 3.30pm - family Inside Out (G) 1hr 42m Daily: 10.15am, 1.45pm, 5.30pm - family Terminator Genisys (M) 2hrs Daily 9.45am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm - action

Jurassic World (M) Daily 11.45am, 7.30pm - action adventure Marshland (R16) 1hr 45m Daily: 10am, 1.45pm, 5.15pm - drama Noble (M) 1hr 50m Daily: 12pm, 3.30pm, 7pm biography

wARNING NEw ZEALAND He could be dangerous. He comes from Australia.

Thursday, 2 July 2015 - Wednesday, 8 July 2015

KUL Bul was born in Malaysia with ancestors hailing from North India. Prior to moving to Scotland, Kul lived in Malaysia. He practised Sikhism and Hinduism all is life until he had a personal encounter with Jesus. COME AND HEAR WHAT MAKES A MAN CHANGE TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH Brought to you by Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship. All Welcome. Tea and coffee will be served at the end When: Tuesday 7th July, 2015 Where: Salvation Army Lounge, corner of Henry & George Streets. Time: 7pm

Cost: A donation will be taken to cover cost. Contact: Spencer White 572 2787, Graham Compton 577 7373.

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Friday July 3, 2015

5 minutes with:


Bec Moorhouse Maataa Waka Animal Control Officer, Blenheim Skate Jam organiser


My last meal on Earth would be... Chocolate self saucing pudding and hokey pokey ice cream. One of my best holidays was... USA Disneyland.

My guilty TV pleasure is...

Vampire Diaries.


I’m inspired by...

My parents.

What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? My leather handbag.

Who would you love to have a meal with?

Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington.


What would you spend your last $100 on? Not sure.

What’s next on your wish list? Lifestyle block.

What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I used to be a jockey.

Scholarship fee hike Top Marlborough pupils will have to fork out an extra $30 per scholarship exam this year. The New Zealand Qualifications Au-

thority has introduced the fee on top of the $76 NCEA fee. Some schools do have hardship grants for some subjects.

David Parsons, Thomas Siovaeata and Dawn Smith, all 7, enjoy the iPads.

By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim School has purchased $2800 worth of new electronics as part of an ANZ scheme. The school purchased five iPad Minis with the 5600 credits they accumulated as part of the ANZ Olympic Schools scheme. Principal Denyse Healy says the arrangement is invaluable for a small school like Blenheim School. “We haven’t had to fundraise or borrow… it’s great for schools like us to have access to the technology. “There were only about 10 iPads between

60 kids, and there were none when I came. “It’s evened up the playing field so the kids can access what other kids are able to access.” Under the ANZ scheme, for every qualifying home loan referred by an ANZ staff member who is connected to a school, that school will receive 800 credits to spend at the ANZ Awards Centre. Eight hundred credits equates to approximately $400 of purchasing power, and can be redeemed for anything from sports equipment to the latest in computer technology. For more information contact ANZ Blenheim.


Tuesdays! 2 for 1 Pizzas and 2 for 1 desserts dine in or take away

*only on Tuesdays 5.30 to 8.30pm

Don’t forget Happy Hour 5-7pm Tues-Fri Live Music every Friday & Saturday night and Open Mic Thursday Night

Wild TomaTo 2015 Bar of The Year

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It’s all about ideas...

Marlborough Home & Garden Show MARLBOROUGH LINES STADIUM 2000

Kinross Street, Blenheim

3 - 5 JULY 2015

Fri, Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm • Over 120 home & garden exhibitors • Kitchens, heating, landscaping, building, solar solutions & much, much more! • Fantastic show-only specials • Chance to WIN $3,000 worth of solar tubing & installation from Hometech • Resene Paint-a-Pot & Paint-a-Gnome Sat & Sun 10 - 2 • Free daily seminars by industry experts • Art, craft, specialty food & beverage section Adult $5, Senior Special (Fri) $3, Under 16 Free


ANZ Scheme provides school new iPads


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FRUIT TREE PRUNING Garden Maintenance Home Garden or Lifestyle Block

farming Marlborough

Citrus Pruning Pip, Stone Fruit & Feijoa Pruning Rubbish Removal Hedges & Shrubs Havelock/Anakiwa/Blenheim Phone David - 027 215 1582

Vineyard Contouring & Development Farm tracks • Fence lines Stock water ponds • Trenching Excellent rates Phone Paul

027 2464 860 or 03 572 2614

Schroeder Earthmoving LTD 12 Keith Coleman Lane,Wairau Valley Email

Marlborough RWNZ invites you to meet colourful author, wool grower and international fashionista

Beverley Forrester Date: Friday July 24 5.30pm Venue: Marlborough Vintners Hotel Cost: $25 includes canapés (cash bar) Programme: Local launch of The Farm at Black Hills, by Bev Forrester Display of wool fashion garments and knitting yarn Fleece to Fashion video For tickets: Melva at Sounds Reflection Ph 572 9149 Pam Ph 574 2380 Event also a fund raiser for Nepal Advertising sponsored by Wool Marketing Marlborough/Nelson Ltd

Choose agriculture and let Taratahi take you there By Celeste Lodewyk Have you ever wondered if the agricultural industry is for you? Perhaps you have an interest in raising and working with animals, driving machinery, working outdoors and business management. Whatever your reason to consider agriculture, there is a New Zealand organisation that has been successfully training Kiwis since 1919 - Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Tessa Appleby, student recruitment officer says there is a strong demand within the rural industry for Taratahi graduates. She also says a large proportion of students may have job opportunities while they are

still only halfway through their full-time programme. “Our training programmes start at Level 2 and go through to Diploma Level 5. Some of our graduates choose to continue their studies at Massey and Lincoln Universities or through Primary ITO too,” she says. For those wanting to know more about the programmes and campus life offered by Taratahi, there are ‘tasters’ held during the school holidays. The next taster begins next Monday and runs for four days. Students stay on campus, are provided daily meals and enjoy loads of fun.

The cost of this is only $100. “It’s a great way for kids to experience life as a student with us,” Tessa says. The next taster will be held in October then January. Choosing where to study is made easy. Programmes are offered in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa. For the South Island students can study with Taratahi through the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill. For more information about the programmes offered by Taratahi, refer to their advertisement on this page.

HOB prize pool announced By Celeste Lodewyk Organisers of the Hooked on Boars Boar Slaying Super Competition are happy to announce the venue and prize pool for this year’s event. The competition, running July 9, 10 and 11, will be held at the Waterlea Racecourse in Blenheim. The change of venue means the area is bigger and more accessible for families, and by changing the competition days to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hunters travelling from out of the region will have Sunday to

get home. As for the prize pool, organisers Matt and Lisa Willis are happy to announce the Major Spot Prize this year will be a 2012 CanAm 4wheeler valued at $8000. This prize has always been a major draw card for participants as you do not have to enter an animal to win, just simply be entered in the open division. Also new to this year’s competition is the introduction of a new category - heaviest stag. To avoid disappointment make sure you have your entries in by

All Black lock Sam Whitelock pictured with Maddie and Millie Large at the 2012 competition.

the deadline, midnight July 8. Entry forms are available on Fill it in online and pay via Paypal. For local hunters, simply pick up and pay for an entry at the Marlborough Hunting & Fishing

store and The Renwick Dairy. Other places you can collect entry forms are Marlborough Trials Centre, Wairau Valley Tavern, Seddon SuperValue and East Coast Inn. Simply fill it in and put them into the post.


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health & beauty

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St Lukes’s Anglican Church, Ferry Road, Spring Creek. Join us for Christian worship every Sunday 9.30am, Contact 027 343 2814.

Nu-Look Clothing

Nativity Anglican Church

Quality tailoring at competitive prices

The Fastest Way to Positive Change. www.scopehypnosis. c o m. Prove n Te c h niques, call NOW 021 758 648.

FLATMATE wanted. Modern 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished home. Springlands, OSP. $140.00pw. Must be working full time. No pets. Ph/Txt 027 721 1555

76 Alfred Street, Blenheim. All welcome to our services Thursday - 10am Eucharist Service, Sunday - 8am Traditional Eucharist Service 10am - Family Service 7pm - Night church.

Alterations and Repairs

Ph/txt Christine 021 703 020 / 579 5267 Same day service Blenheim

public notice S pring l ands Bowling Club . AGM. This will be held at the Club House on 12 July at 11am.

public notice Writing a book? We print and publish books and e-books. No-obligation discussion. 03 579 4709

Scuba diving for children 8 years and above these school holidays


Ring 573 8243 ask for Kate


SALES C l e ar w a t e r Place (off Waipuna Street) Saturday 9am. China, glass, small electrical appliances, household goods. All in excellent condition.

Allan Scott Family Winemakers are looking for short and long term grape supply contracts for the 2016 harvest and beyond. Preferably: Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Gris Seibel 5455

Another Time - Another Place Art Gallery


The 2015 Annual General Meeting of Soundfish Inc is to be held on Monday the 20th of July, 2015

Allan Scott Family Winemakers are also taking expressions of interest for 1000 tonnes of winemaking capacity for 2016 harvest onwards. We offer blue chip location in the Wairau Valley and complete services from harvesting/winemaking/bottling and warehousing. Please email all enquiries to:

for sale DRY Pine Blocks, (FIREWOOD) for sale, kiln dried. 03 579 3488. WASHING MACHINE $125, ph 573 7518.

Now Renting

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One & Two bedroom units with carports, some unfurnished. Next to the Golf Course at Koromiko

DINGHY, Aluminium dinghy wanted, 10 feet plus at reasonable price and in good condition. Ph 578 0164.

2-3 bedrooms, ensuite or 2 loo’s would be great Garaging, warm and sunny, easy care, low maintenance Mr & Mrs ‘Downsizing Retirees’ $260,000 - $300,000 Mr & Mrs ‘Almost Gold card recipients’ $300,000 - $360,000

Experience preferred Competitive rates

Txt 027 270 4274 or email Leave a message with contact details and previous experience.

Minimum term three months.

Ph 03 573 8219

situations vacant

Nature guides wanted for the summer season Please send cover letter and CV to

Te Pou Whakawhirinaki o Aotearoa


The Marlborough Bureau is seeking new volunteers to join our friendly group. Learn new skills, meet interesting people and help provide a free advisory and support service to the Marlborough community. Full training and ongoing support is provided. If you have a few hours a week to spare please come and join us. Contact the Bureau on (03) 578 4272 or call into 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim.

Appointment Maker Part Time based at home ROLE WITH MANY PLUSES

Venue & Time: Clubs of Marlborough, “The Green Room”, Blenheim; at 7.30p.m. Business: 1 Apologies 2 Minutes of the 2014 A.G.M. 3 Annual report 4 Annual financial statements 5 Election of officers & committee 6 Report on research activities. 7 Discussion to address the question “how do we proceed from here?”... in other words, what role does Soundfish play in the near future, or does it even continue in existence? These issues need to be addressed and the opinion of the membership is sought. 8 General business Apologies/enquiries to Bob Marks: 03 5785841 or email to

ANSWERS -July 3 Issue

Pruners and Wrappers

From $150 to $220 per week plus power.


I’m(orSelling – are you? perhaps not quite now but later)

public notice



Please call Debbie in confidence on 021 797 454 if you have the right property.


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027 242 5266

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

property for sale Ph: 0800 500 123

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References required.

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Wednesday July 3, 2015

Debbie Webster

03 578 3760 • 021 797 454 New Office - Bythell Place (next to Scotch Wine Bar)

2 bedroom unit Redwoodtown – offers over $199,000

Phone for further details on this property today!

Home Safe Alarms Ltd provides monitored medical alarms. This is a part time role with flexible hours to suit and is home based. The role involves making appointments for our Consultants and is done during business hours. Average earnings of $20 per hour from a generous commission scheme. This job does not involve hard selling. Comprehensive training and ongoing support provided. This is an opportunity to make a real difference to peoples’ lives whilst making a good income. As you will be on the phone your communication skills must be impeccable and you must have a friendly, outgoing manner. If you think you would be successful in this role, please send your CV to: public notice

Marlborough District Council

Dog owners 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 ‘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 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday It is important to have your registration form with you when registering your dog

Debbie Webster

021 797 454 or 03 578 3760 New Office - Bythell Place (next to Scotch Wine Bar)

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RAINEY, Lawrence Thomas (Bill): June 30, 2015 TIPPETT, Kathleen Margaret (nee Taylor): June 26, 2015

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WARD, Beryl Margaret: June 29, 2015


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RAINEY, Lawrence Thomas (Bill): Passed away, peacefully, on Tuesday June 30 2015 at Hospice Marlborough with his family at his side. Aged 75 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Valerie, much loved father and fatherin-law of Alison and Stuart Trustrum, Philip Rainey, and the late Michael Rainey. Dearly loved Grandad of Cohen, and Leonicia. A much-loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Messages may be sent to P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. Flowers are welcome, or a donation to Hospice Marlborough can be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. The world has lost a

good keen man, a hunter, a fisherman, a vegie gardener extraordinaire. a salt-of-theearth man (pun intended after 50 years at Dominion Salt) and worker, a battler and a toiler, honest as the day is long, who if he had two shirts would give one away; a father who gave us horsey rides on his back and a sound value system for life. Together with Mum once more. A service for Bill will be held at Seddon Memorial Hall, Foster Street, Seddon at 1pm Monday July 6, followed by interment at Seddon Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN F.D.A.N.Z. Tel (03) 578-4719


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BATTY: Ella June (7lb 4oz) June 26, 2015

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Friday FACT A lot of gobbling

The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country. The average Israeli eats about 13 kilos of turkey annually, nearly double the 7.26 kilos eaten by Americans.

I have discovered that when you take your eyes off the scales, and instead look at all the elements of your day-to-day life, that’s where you will find change. First of all, I am pleased to announce that in the last two weeks I have lost 1.2kg. This was just using my own weight measurements prior to seeing my personal trainer Emma Burrell. This week Emma took all of my first measurements - body weight, fat and hydration measurements, blood pressure and physical measurements of my chest, waist, hips and quads. These will be the measurements I will compare back to in four weeks time when Emma and I meet again. I have also met with Emma Viennings of EV Biokinetics who assessed me and found a number of problematic areas we need to sort out. She gave me some stretches and simple exercises to do to help correct my back and neck pain, and super tight muscles which have been restricting me and my exercise. Next I looked at the stress in my life which contributed to me ‘emotionally eating’ or missing meals and exercise time. I found that any stress would hold in my shoulders and back, giving me headaches, so I visited massage therapist Emma Sell for a full body massage. I have also found some great techniques using yoga from my daily classes with

Trudy Hennessy and I am already seeing results! My flexibility and upper body strength is improving and my stomach muscles are starting to ‘wakeup’. Next I sat down with my wonderful coach Jane Butler who went through my daily routine, looking for ways to balance all of my commitments to make sure I have time for exercise, relaxation and most importantly - to prepare healthy regular meals. This might not sound as impressive as spending an hour at the gym each day, but trust me when I say this has all had a profound effect. In addition to my yoga I am walking regularly for more than 40 minutes at a time, incorporating regular intervals of lunges and squats.

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Gone in 59 seconds It’s the hottest ticket going, and trying to get a hold of one has left people burned. Demand for the HurricanesHighlanders Super Rugby final has far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The week-long curtain-raiser that is the desperate scramble for tickets has been fiercely-contested and surprisingly physical, much like the game itself promises to be. This week my life has been dominated by dreams of those cheap yellow seats, the world’s most unimaginative song (Hurricanes, Hurricanes…nobody pulled any muscles coming up with that one) and, most importantly, a title for the boys in yellow. Like many others I made sev-

eral frantic visits to the Ticketek website. It turns out swearing repeatedly at the computer doesn’t make it go faster. In the end it all proved futile – I’ll be in Wellington for the game, but will watch from the couch rather than those yellow seats. I’m not the only one. Ticketek opened the floodgates at 4pm on Monday. By the time the clock struck 4:01, the first round of tickets were gone. It took 59 seconds for Wellington fans to blast out of their sporting apathy and jump on the Hurricanes bandwagon. The race was even more ruthless because the Hurricanes and Highlanders are the two remaining Kiwi franchises to have never won a title. These are two sets of


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success-starved fans who came together to form one week of ticket-grabbing chaos. Those who queued left disappointed, while many of those with upgraded internet rejoiced. Wednesday’s last-chance saloon tickets were snapped up pretty quickly too. All the while, the scalpers came out in force, looking to make a killing. The reactions calling for changes on distributing tickets for big events are knee-jerk. It’s prehistoric to consider going back to a system with no internet purchases – the system just needs to improve. All this ticket hysteria does point to one thing though – the two best teams have made the final, and it’s going to be a hell of a contest.


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Registration has opened for the New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids Duathlon. The event takes place on Sunday, October 18. For more information, visit the Marlborough Kids Duathlon website.

Hopai Sports Next year’s Hopai Sports event is being held on January 2. It will be the 97th annual hosting of the event.

League The Wairau Taniwha head to Nelson to play the Tahunanui Tigers this weekend. The game kicks off at 2:30pm tomorrow.

Annaliese bouncing off stateside

By Adam Poulopoulos A Marlborough basketball player says her upcoming trip to the United States will be great experience as she looks to the future. Annaliese Raemaki is part of the New Zealand Storm invitational team which will play in the Las Vegas Basketball Classic later this month. The Marlborough Girls’ College Year 12 student is one of the youngest members of the team, which will play in the under-20 women’s division at the championships. The tournament attracts teams from all over America, as well as teams from Canada. The tournament is sanctioned by American athletics body the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and attracts scouting. It is the second time Annaliese has been overseas to play basketball, after she headed


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Karting Kartsport Marlborough is hosting their club championships this weekend. Racing both tomorrow and Sunday begins at noon. On Sunday the karts will be racing reverse-track.

to Australia for the under-17 Country Development Tournament earlier in the year. A point guard, Annaliese lists outside shooting and dribbling among her strengths. Annaliese’s mother Aynsley Raemaki is joining her daughter for the tournament. She says her daughter will gain a lot from the coaching team, which is led by former Tall Black Dillon Boucher. Mike Pero Real Estate has provided Annaliese and Aynsley with a voucher for two hotlaps with Greg Murphy, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the trip. The listing is available for view on Trade Me. Before going overseas Annaliese is heading away with the Tasman under-17 side to the national championships in Auckland next week. RIGHT: Annaliese Raemaki.

Harriers The Marlborough Harriers have a pack run leaving from Yealands Estate in Seddon tomorrow afternoon. The run begins at 2pm.

Half marathon Entries for this year’s Woodbourne half marathon are now open. The event is on Sunday, August 16, and also includes five and 10 kilometre categories. Your entry fee can be donated to Honor Hocquard’s Givealittle account at your discretion. Honor, a Renwick School pupil, suffers from Cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5, a rare genetic disorder. To enter, visit the cool running website.

MacDonald makes the cut Blenheim-born hooker Quentin MacDonald and Tasman Makos captain Shane Christie have made the Maori All Blacks team selected this week. The team plays Fiji in Suva on July 11, and the New Zealand Barbarians in Auckland on July 18.

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Marlborough Dragon Boat team ‘Simply the Breast’ celebrated 20 years of Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boating at the Wairau River on Sunday. The weather was kind and brought out many supporters of the dragon boat team, which comprises of both breast cancer survivors and support paddlers. The team also used the occasion to farewell their original dragon boat ‘Wahine Toa’ which has been gifted on to the

Greymouth High School team. The gala day was held at the Blenheim Rowing Club, where the team along with their family, friends and community supporters enjoyed a sausage sizzle, cupcake sales, produce sales, raffles, face painting, and the chance to race the current and original dragon boats out on the Wairau River. They also battled it out with a tug of war in the dragon boat.

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Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


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