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By Jacob Page Father and son duo Chris and Ryan Godsiff have been flying an alternative New Zealand flag design from on top of their Carr Street residence for two years. With time for submissions on alternative flag designs closing next week, they freely admit their appetite for change means they are in the minority but they say that could come around once viable alternatives are found.

Continued page 2 Chris and Ryan Godsiff believe this Kyle Lockwooddesigned flag is the ideal choice to replace the current New Zealand flag.

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New Zealand needs to get its ‘own identity’ Continued from page 1 Blenheim woman Kathie Warren is one of the many against the change. She cites the $26 million cost for the vote on the new process, the lack of desire for change, the disrespect it shows to those who died under the flag fighting in wars and her belief that Prime Minister John Key wants New Zealand to become a republic. “There is no desire for change, the old people don’t need this at their time of life,” Kathie says.

“This seems to be something John Key want...I haven’t spoken to one person who’s for it.” However, the Godsiff’s disagree. The pair are both in the tourism industry and are tired of people thinking the flag is Australia’s. “We get people even when they’re in New Zealand asking why we are flying the Australian flag,” Ryan says. “As time has progressed we have become our own independent country and we need our own identity...It does nothing for us

internationally,” Chris says. “We understand the RSA has strong feelings on it and it’s not a case of disrespecting the sacrifice made...On many of the graves it’s a silver fern anyway,” Ryan says. “I don’t think there’s a desire for change but if there is sound logic and good choices then that would help. The duo has thrown their support behind Kyle Lockwood’s black and blue design with a silver fern and four stars for the Southern Cross.

“There is a lot of ways of looking at the flag, you could look at the black being the night and the blue being the day and the silver fern showing that we are the first to see the light,” Ryan says. “The blue also shows the amount of water we have and how influenced we are by it,” he says. Chris says he has had nothing but positive comments about the flag. Over 5200 designs have been published so far with a likely shortlist of 50 to 75 flag ideas due to be released in mid-August.

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White whale wonder spotted A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait yesterday by Department of Conservation researchers is thought to be ‘Migaloo’, a white humpback usually seen off Australia. The white humpback whale was seen with another normal black humpback during the Cook Strait Whale Survey which is in the last week of its 12th annual four-week count of whales passing through Cook Strait. The two whales were first spotted by Ted Perano, one of six ex-whalers on the survey team, but it was only when approached by boat that researchers were surprised to find one was white. “I thought, wow that whale is white, that is amazing!” says John Gibbs, skipper of

the boat. “This is so unique. I have never seen anything like this in New Zealand,” was the reaction of marine mammal scientist Carlos Olavarria, who was also on the boat. Survey leader, Nadine Bott, says distinctive features on the whale like those on Migaloo strongly indicated it was the same whale. They include the dorsal fin’s distinctive shape and also distinctive spiny protuberances behind the dorsal fin. Animals with these are commonly called ‘razor backs’. Migaloo, Aboriginal for ‘white fella’, was first seen off eastern Australia in 1991 and has been seen there There was a rare sighting of a humpback whale in Cook Strait on Sunday. almost every year since.

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Dublin Street site for Picton Library The Marlborough District Council has confirmed the site for Picton’s new library and councillors have approved the property purchase required for the project to move to the next stage. Last year community consultation began on the location for a new Library and Council Service Centre for the town. Council’s Long Term Plan has allocated a budget of $6M for these improvements to Picton. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman says the council has now secured a block of land on Dublin Street with a corner frontage to High Street as the site for the new building. The Picton community had made it clear this was its preferred site, the Mayor says. The location is the halfway point between the tourist-based waterfront and the retail and business area around Mariners Mall heavily used by local residents.

The concept drawings for the library, which were drawn by Urbanismplus consultant Kobus Mentz during the public consultation process earlier in the year. It is unclear whether the designs will bear any resemblance to the final design.

This site will give the town a strong anchor building linking one end of Picton’s High Street with the other, says Mr Sowman. “It’s an elevated site on a busy corner and should act as a beacon drawing people from both ends of the town.”

As well as confirming the Dublin Street-High Street location for the new building, MDC has approved the purchase of two adjoining properties in Dublin Street which will be converted into parking space. In the short term, he said, these

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properties would provide muchneeded parking space for Picton. “We have no immediate funding allocated for more parking in the Picton business area so this site will deal with parking pressures in the near term,” he says. “Securing the Auckland/Dublin Street corner meant there was space to develop something that may also have visitor value at a future time.” “We now have a site which offers options for the future and that is one of the essentials of good forward planning,” Mr Sowman says At the same time, Picton community groups and organisations are being asked for feedback about library functionality so a design brief can be prepared. “The next step will be for the architecture firms selected from the expression of interest process to convert the brief into a concept plan for the council to review.”

Aucklanders show interest in properties By Jacob Page The number of Aucklanders looking for property in Marlborough has doubled over the past year, according to Marlborough Mayor, Alistair Sowman. He says with the growth in jobs running ahead of the national picture and reasonable housing affordability compared with the north, Marlborough is looking like an attractive proposition. “It shows how attractive the district is becoming to people looking for a better quality of life,” he says. Latest economic statistics for this region show 4.4 per cent economic growth for 2014, well ahead of the

national average of 2.5 per cent. However Mr Sowman says it is not surprising Marlborough is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect for Aucklanders. He points to the latest statistics collected by economic analyst Infometrics showing Marlborough’s average earnings grew 2.7 per cent to $47,100 compared to 2.2 per cent in New Zealand in 2014, and the median house price based on sales in 2014 in Marlborough in 2014 was $306,775 compared to $454,275 in New Zealand. Housing affordability ratios in Marlborough continued to improve, with median house prices now

6.6 times the average earnings in Marlborough, but 8.4 times the average earnings in New Zealand. Auckland’s median house price ($582,525) was almost twice that of Marlborough and almost 10 times the average earnings for people in that region. The price differential means it is an ideal opportunity for Aucklanders who are self-employed or own their own businesses to cash up and move Marlborough, Mr Sowman says. “I know some are continuing to work in Auckland, commuting on the direct flights between here and there. Given that some Aucklanders

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spend up to three hours a day in traffic, the 1 hour and 20 minute flight twice a week isn’t too onerous at all.” The Mayor says Blenheim’s ultrafast broadband network was also a huge plus for self-employed people with web-based businesses. “But this burgeoning interest in our region from refugees from the city also underlines the reasons we’re pushing hard for more central government resource to deal with black spots on that network.” Attracting people who wanted to bring businesses and families to Marlborough was great for the local economy as it would help increase employment opportunities, he says.


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Marlborough Car Club Jubilee The Diamond Jubilee for the Marlborough Car Club will be held on July 25 and 26. An autocross event will be held on the opening morning, with the annual trophy presentations and a dinner with guest speaker motorsport commentator Brian Kelly that night. The club will then open its doors from 10am so people can look through memorabilia and a Motorkhana will be held.

Four injured as car rolls A serious crash in the Awatere Valley left four people in hospital after their car rolled early on Sarurday morning. The car which was travelling from Kaikoura lost control and rolled down a bank into a paddock. All occupants were out of the vehicle by the time ambulance crews arrived. The incident was attended by all emergency services plus helicopters from Nelson and Wellington. Two people with serious injuries were airlifted to Wellington Hospital, a 19-year-old man with multiple injuries and a 23-year-old woman with spine and chest injuries. Two others, a 19-year-old man with neck and back injuries and a 22-yearold woman with minor injuries, were transported by ambulance to Wairau Hospital.

The sun still shines here Marlborough has basked in its sunniest six month period since records began. The region enjoyed 1357.1 hours of sunshine, 142.6 hours more than the long-term average. It has also been the driest 12-month peiod on record based on statistics going back to last July.



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Prepaid electricity an option By Jacob Page The Marlborough Family Budgeting Service is endorsing a prepaid electricity scheme that allows low income people to keep track of their electricity usage. President, Neville White, says the Globug system will help take the financial strain of the monthly power bill, after the company made a presentation to the organisation last week. The system works similar to a prepaid cell phone, where you load credit onto your account and a three-coloured monitor is put into a house to ensure the residents know

when a top up is needed. Green means the household has more than $10 credit. Orange means power will disconnect the following day at 12pm unless you top up before and red is urgent as power will disconnect at midday today unless you top up. With no credit history checks everyone is eligible. “When you have people living on the benefit and perhaps only getting $200 to $300 a week, a big power bill at the end of the month can often prove too much,”

Neville says. Neville says paying electricity bills is the most common challenge faced by the clients he sees. “Clearly if people are coming to us then they are in big trouble in terms of being behind in their bills, so a prepaid method would be a good start.” The electricity is provided at a four per cent cheaper rate than standard prices and Neville says it seems Globug were genuinely committed to giving low economic people and families more options with their money when it came to the electricity bill.

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By Jacob Page The Blenheim Lions Club is looking to pull its weight in a national campaign and it needs your help. The ‘Heads Up for Kids’ campaign is about people donating their obsolete or foreign currency and donating it to help kids afford to go on projects like Outward Bound and Spirit of Adventure. Lions Clubs around New Zealand have transformed more than 20 tonnes of foreign or outdated currency into funds that benefit children over the past four years. They are hoping to add another five tonnes to that

total this year with their fundraising week which began yesterday and goes through to July 12. People can donate at any Resene store, selected New World supermarkets as well as selected shops in the Blenheim CBD including the Sun office on High Street.

Right: Blenheim Lions club members Maureen Wright and Rosemary Clark are keen to get their hands on any foreign currency or outdated coins for the ‘Heads Up for Kids’ campaign this week.

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Exhibitors and visitors alike were happy with their experience at the Marlborough Home and Garden Show over the weekend. Jade Promotions director Anne Joll says interest was higher than last year. “Visitor numbers were slightly up on the 6000 we had last year. We had 15 new exhibitors this year, which made it interesting for show-goers. “They seemed to love the increased variety and said there was a really upbeat and friendly vibe over the three days. We also had great feedback from exhibitors.” The event was held from Friday-Sunday at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. More photos on page 16.

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Camp organiser James Galloway says the camp has many benefits. “For me it was a way of experiencing a new sport. A few years ago one girl who had never skied came on camp, and she couldn’t believe the snow. “It’s the relationships you build. Some of the kids have been coming since the age of 13 and the relationships I have built up with them are pretty great.” Play Promotions also hold a summer camp in the Marlborough Sounds each year. Places for this month’s camp are still available. For more information and to sign up, contact Sarah Millar at ibanez.girl@

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What is your favourite line from a movie?

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Dear Ed, John Key’s National-led government has rejected a petition from over 43,000 Kiwis about saving millions of taxpayer dollars on the flag referendum. A question “Do you want to change the flag?”, would I bet, get a resounding “ no” vote and save up to an estimated $6 million. It’s government wasting public money, instead of listening to the public.


Dear Ed, Nay, nay Mr Nae Nae as regards Percy Parker’s very valid point about the Treaty of Waitangi and newsreaders on TV being told to use Maori greetings and goodbyes. The newsreader should have the option, even a perbly designed, La Grande offers the ultimate holiday escape, an oasis of Superbly designed, La Grande offers the ultimate holiday escape, an oasis of indulgence Tony and Grace Burns dulgence and relaxation in every respect. La Grande’s location is second to none, Resident Managers good old Kiwi “gidday” being ok. It does not matter and relaxation in every respect. La Grande’s location is second to none, standing pride of La Grande Apartments anding pride of place on prime beach frontage, overlooking the famous sands of p: +61 7 5592 5350 122-130 Old Burleigh Road, f: +617 5592 5130 our ancestors were. who urrawa beach. 36 stylish andon spacious 2 andbeach 3 bedroom apartments.overlooking A sparkling place prime frontage, the famous sands of Kurrawa beach. Broadbeach, Gold Coast e: sort style pool and barbecue area, spa & sauna, gym, manicured gardens & more. Qld 4218,style Australiapool Today in NZ there are Dutch, Greek, Italian and 36 stylish and spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. A sparkling resort a whole lot of others to boot. barbecue area, spa & sauna, gym, manicured gardens & more. of The whole ethnic thing has become racist and it is Tony and Grace Burns d to none, costing NZ millions in treaty claims that just keeps Resident Managers La Grande Apartments sands of p: +61 7 5592 5350 going on and on and on. 122-130 Old Burleigh Road, f: +617 5592 5130 parkling As Percy Parker said the treaty was about one Broadbeach, Gold Coast e: ns & more. people, not a racially divided nation. Kiwi Ken Qld 4218, Australia

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On wasteful stupidity, I read the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has spent extravagant amounts on new offices – $140,000 on a TV, $70,000 on a desk and $67,000 on a sign and more. With government’s wasteful spending, anyone know what government debt is? It was $10 billion in 2008 when Key’s government was elected, $60 billion last year at election time. Frank Henry

Theatre costs Dear Ed, I read in the so-called ‘council news’ that ratepayers are now called on to back the Theatre Trust of a guarantee of over $1 million to see the theatre building completed. Now at a cost of $22 million. I would like to read of which organisations would be in a position to hire the theatre when it is finished and open. The rental costs needed to cover the outgoings of opertion

and the amount of hire rental and occupancy is required to do this. It appears rental rates will be well beyond the reach of any local group and now it seems every New Zealand city is in the market for overseas touring shows. Marlborough’s population is ageing. Will there be sufficient patronage to fill such a large theatre often enough to cover costs? Sinbad

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Diamonds in the rough After a decade of diamonds, designer creations and making dreams come true; Pam and Ray McCormick have decided the time is right to sell McCormick & Co Nationwide Jewellers. The couple talk to Sun reporter Jacob Page to discuss learning on the job, what makes the perfect diamond and the importance of the local touch. Pam and Ray McCormick have sped past retirement and stuck to their plan. A decade ago both were in their 50s, the chance to live in Marlborough saw them looking for a business opportunity they could work on along with their engineering firm in Ashburton. “We came up here on holiday and we’d always known Noel (Herd) and been into his shop and he just so happened to offer us the business,” Pam says. “We were fortunate that our business in Ashburton was under good management and it was just an opportunity to do something at the right time. “We still have people coming in saying ‘I thought Herd’s was down here somewhere?” Ray says. “I’m sure there will be people who come in and ask where McCormick’s is when a new owner comes along.” Pam, a former classical singing teacher

and Ray, an engineer, knew little about the jewellery industry but set about creating a 10-year business plan to make the most of the business and then sell up. “It was a challenge to learn something new and any challenge that I like to take on, I like to train up on it, whether it’s business or personal,” Pam says. “We had plenty of people in the industry that helped us at the beginning… We did any course we could to try to learn and upskill,” Ray says. The couple became accredited diamond brokers from Antwerp and made a trip each year to source the highest calibre diamonds. The couple spend five days searching through bags of diamonds for the perfect diamonds for their clients. “You go into the diamond quarter on Antwerp which is high security and you go into

a room and they bring you literally bags of diamonds and you sit down and sort through them,” Pam says. “You can tell by the surface of them whether you like them or not.” “With a good diamond, it’s all about clarity, colour and cut,” Ray says. Pam says there have been times she had a diamond catch her eye only for it to be snapped up by another jeweller. “It sounds like fun but after five days of studying bags and bags of diamonds you’re absolutely exhausted. “One of the real pleasures has been the ability to satisfy people’s desire for something special.” “People look to you for people to supply their dream…It’s about knowing what your customer’s wants and listening to them,” Pam says.

The couple still plan on living in Marlborough and will be keen players in the evolution of the Blenheim business district while they also “step back” and focus their time on the engineering firm in Ashburton. They say they enjoy the long drives together and have always enjoyed working together. “The jewellery business has meant we have been around each other a lot more but it’s been enjoyable,” Pam says. “We have a good system when we drive to Ashburton, Ray says. “I like to get away early and get a few kilometres under my belt and while I get car sick trying to write stuff down, Pam is very good at that so it works. The couple are in no rush to sell the business to just anyone. “It has to be right person to carry on things but I’m sure that person is out there,” Pam says.

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GIBBONS: Tony & Rachel are pleased to announce the safe arrival of thier first baby, Phoebe Neve ( 7lb 3oz ) on June 30, 2015 at Wairau Hopsital. Special thanks to midwife Kelly Bryant and all the amazing staff at the Maternity Ward, especially Derryn, Rebecca and Jodi. Both doing well. Photo provided.

OLIVERIA: Roselaine Rossi and Eder Oliveira are proud to announce the arrival of their second baby, Benjamin (3.29kg) born July 1, 2015 at 9:13am at Wairau Hospital. A little brother for Anthony. A huge thank you to midwives Kelly and Sue Young and the whole team at the maternity ward.

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Baby photo competition The least common day for births is 25 December.

How common is your birthday? Analysis of births* data February, which only occurs in from 1980 to 2013 shows: leap years) • 28 September is the most common birthday • The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October • The least common birthday is 25 December (apart from 29

• The least common birthdays tend to be around public holidays: 24–27 December, 1–2 January, 6 February (Waitangi Day), 25 April (ANZAC Day). * live births : to mothers resident in New Zealand, registered in New Zealand during 1980–2013.

Does your baby have the most adorable facial expressions? Does he or she make you want to pull out your camera nearly every hour of the day? We want to hear from you. The Sun has a coffee voucher to giveaway to one lucky reader who enters this competition. To enter, simply email your favourite photograph (non-professional) to celeste@blenheimsun., titled ‘ Baby Photo Competition’ with your name, address and phone number. Please caption your photographs with the baby’s name and age. This giveaway is open to babies aged 0 - 12months, living in

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Gifts on Grove What makes a more perfect gift for a loved one than stunning, handcrafted jewellery? Perhaps you have someone who might appreciate beautifully made New Zealand products. There is everything from merino and possum products through to skin care. What ever your reason, Gifts on Grove is the

ideal destination. Owned by Roland van Asch and Xuemei Zang, the business has been operating for more than 20 years. The couple take a lot of pride in their products and services, and say they go out of their way to help their customers. “The shop has a really nice environment,

free gift wrapping and we are always happy to advise people on finding the perfect gift,” Xuemei says. Something quite special and unique is the fact they sell greenstone and bone carvings in store, carved by well known artists. “They make a great gift for overseas friends, or locals celebrating special events,” she says.

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Sewing expo The Sewing Store on High Street held an expo in conjunction with Bernina New Zealand last week.

 Sharyn Simpson and ‘Mrs Bernina,’ Julie

 Jenny Ineson and Lars Hamann.


 Anna Hamann and Marga

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Home and Garden Show

The Marlborough Home and Garden Show was held over three days last week at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

 Jeff Bevege and Debra Matthews.

 Liz Collyns and Barbara Hutchinson.

Skate Jam

 The Killen family: Charis, Angela, Pa ul, Gavin and Theia, 10 months.

Families flocked to the Blenheim Skate Park on Sunday to enjoy a day riding their scooters, bikes and skateboards.

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 Kelly Church with daughters Kiera Nob

 Grant Davis with sons Jayden Davis (7) and Anthony Davis (10).

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The Blenheim Skate Jam was held on Sunday at the Blenheim Skate Park. The event was organised by local woman Bec Moorhouse, featured three professional MADD Pro scooter riders who travelled to Blenheim for the day. Photos by Celeste Lodewyk

 Hunter Cooper.

 Taylor Nicholls, Hunter Cooper, MADD Pro scooter riders Thomas Fitzgeral-Grout, Jaydon McKenzie and Sean McFarland, James Forbes and (front) Bec Moorhouse.

 Josh Bannan (14).

 Andrew Yorke.

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 Hendrix Karaitiana (14).

 Norton Sixtus (13).

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• Full vehicle service from $89 in 10mins or less • Free top-ups and checks between services • We service cars, 4x4’s and light commercials • Mechanical and auto electrical work


Going the extra mile Spring Creek Service Station By Celeste Lodewyk There is plenty of friendly banter to be heard when visiting the Spring Creek Service Station. Whether it’s between staff and customers or the mechanics in the workshop, the friendly environment is testament to why the Spring Creek Service Station is a popular choice for many motorists. Nestled between the Spring Creek Dairy and the Junction Hotel, the business is owned by Fletch and Jo Kydd. If he’s not out the front chatting with customers, Fletch can usually be found in the workshop repairing and servicing all manners of vehicles. Working alongside him is fully qualified mechanic Shane Smith who began there 10 years ago as an apprentice. There is not alot they don’t service, laughs Fletch, who jokes about the size of some of the vehicles that come in. “One day I was in the workshop and the place went dark on me. I looked up and it was a huge earth moving truck that come in for a welding job. “Being a semi-rural garage we tend to get a bit of everything coming in,” he laughs. Fletch and Jo have owned the business for more than 20 years, and although it was the same back then in size, the business itself has grown. “The workshop and fuel side of it has increased. “We have been fortunate to have retained

many of our loyal customers, even from as far as Darfield,” Fletch says. Originally from Otago, Fletch arrived in Marlborough in the 1970’s. His career in the automotive industry began when he did his apprenticeship with Toyota. After a stint in Australia, Fletch returned to Marlborough and together with wife Jo set their sights on the Spring Creek Service Station as a business opportunity. “It’s been great. We have had wonderful support from the community here and the wider region,” he says. In the workshop, Fletch and Shane have all the up-to-date diagnostic tools and can service 4WD’s and cars, as well as warrant of fitness testing and light engineering. “We really do go out of our way to chase mechanical problems to solve them as economically as we can for our customers.” At the pumps, the station recently joined NPD fuel company and offers Blenheim prices. He is also pleased to say they will honour all ‘main’ supermarket discount vouchers as well as SuperGold cards. “We accept all main supermarket fuel docket and give you 12c discount per litre, no matter what value is displayed on the docket,” Fletch says. The next time you are needing vehicle servicing, WOF testing or simply to fuel up, call in and see Fletch, Shane and Irene at Spring Creek Service Station.

Our expert team, with Marc at the helm, will get you back on the road in no time. We have our own paint shop on site with one of the best painting teams in Blenheim. Call in anytime and have a chat to Marc about your panel beating requirements.

Ph: 578 4192

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Blenheim Radio Control Car Club GRAND OPENING of new OFF-Road Track, Saturday 11th July at the RoadHouse Truck Stop on 3535 SH1, Riverlands. 10am to 4pm, Contact

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

Indoor Bowls Open Day, Clubs of Marlborough, Monday 13th 1pm, friendly games and practise session. Mew players welcome. Students session 3.30pm Mondays, details phone Glen 579-2574.

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

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 578 8125. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 JENNY ANDREWS

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

Bereavement Support

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

Sheets ‘n’ Things Baby items for sale & other good used linen items. Shop between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Ph: 578 1356 Ext 5 or 021 178 8337.

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

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

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

24 HOUR SERVICE PHONE 578 4719 Cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts

Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451 Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

acknowledgement The Sun Newspaper offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. You can submit acknowledgements following family bereavements. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $15.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.


death notices LOVE, Jack Hakirau: Passed away, after a courageous battle, on Saturday July 4 2015 at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 62 years. Dearly loved soulmate and best friend of Lynn, treasured son of the late Kerry and Tui, loved brother and brother-in-law of Gloria and Chris, Kerry and Marcella, Chris and Liz, the late Stephen, and Narelle, Lisa and Ray, Donna and David, Shane and Karyn, and Vaughan and Cathy, and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages may be sent to P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Jack was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Tuesday July 7. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 SOUTHON, Lyell David (Rolly): Passed away, peacefully, on Saturday July 4 2015. Aged 58 years. Dearly loved husband of Elaine, dearly loved father of Aaron and Jude, Kylee and Chris, and Regan; loving stepfather of Joanne. Loved Grandad of Georgia and Finn; Madison, and Harry; and Jacob. Loved son of the late Garth and Ray. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Annette and Keith, Caroline and Peter, Candy and Mark, Darryl and Dede, and Joe and Ordette. A loved uncle and friend. Messages may be sent to 20 Rousehill Street, Renwick 7204. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. The family would like to thank Kaikoura Cancer Society, Daffodil House Christchurch, Christchurch Hospital Oncology Ward. A special thanks to Hospice Marlborough for their care and support of Lyell. A funeral service for Lyell will be held at The Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm on Wednesday July 8, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary.

The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email or phone 577 7868.


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Wednesday July 8, 2015

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NEW OWNERS Cecilia & Darryl Norman are excited to be the new owners of Marlborough’s Harrisons Carpet One. With years of flooring experience, Cecilia & Darryl are looking forward to delivering their famous ‘second to none’ service to the local market.

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We service all Commercial Kitchen & Laundry equipment. Local agent for Starline Dishwashers.

• Sectional Doors • Roller Doors • Tilt Doors • Commercial Doors • Gate Systems

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• Garage Door Openers

41 Grove Road BLENHEIM

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LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES SUPPLIES • 5 grades of bark • compost & soil conditioner • pungas • peastraw • bricks • cream pebble • white chip • screened topsoil • firewood • coal • trailer hire • wine barrels

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CANCER support and information. contact The Cancer Society in the Forum. Open Mon - Frid 9.00am - 4.30pm. Ph 579 4379.

P A T C H W ORK & Quilting, New group being formed for daytime meetings, phone Margaret 579-6319

Trev’s Painting & Decorating

EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope and suction. Phone for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St. R e i k i P r ac t i tioner now available. Fully qualified. Treat yourself to a gentle & relaxing energy healing session. Card readings also available. ph Tania 021-061-4081 or 572-5114. MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check u s i n g d e r m o s c o py. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665.

public notice 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!

NMIT - ENROL NOW for July Start Choose Certificate, Diploma or Degree options at our Budge St. Campus, Base Woodbourne or study flexibly, online or part time. Primary Industries Bachelor Viticulture & Winemaking, Cert Vineyard Practice, National Cert Horticulture (Level 3 – zero fees), Dip in Aquaculture Business - Accounting, Administration, Marketing, Management

Interiors - Exteriors - Wall papering - Gib stopping Tradesman with 40 years experience Ph 027-859-7074 • A/H 03-579-3368 email:

Cert in Computer Technology Health Cert. in Community Support Services (Care for the Older Person)

A world class education is closer than you think 0800 422 733

old NZ postcards & books, fountain pens, military items, scrap gold or damaged jewellery, stuffed birds etc, NZ Maori / whaling & historical items, antiques & collectibles. Pl e a s e p h o n e Ph i l on 5775402 (JUSTBROWSING)

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Senior Hair Stylists

Hayley Nichols & Tracey Jones Now welcoming all new and exsisting clients

PEA STRAW, $10pr bale delivered, min order 5, ph 572 2701 please leave a message.

Open - Mon/Sat 10am - 4pm Sunday - Is as the crow flies 269 Alabama Road - Riverlands Ph: 027 249 8418

Raupo now offering Special

winter warmer set menu 2 course $35 • 3 course $45 Sunday - Tuesday evenings only

6 Symons Street • P: 64 3 577 8822

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CAsh paid FREE pick up

Free packaging with removals Phone 577 8089 or 027 558 3260

Up to 50% off selected fabrics Come on in and you could win: • Spot prizes • Vouchers • Discount on purchase • Sewing necessities •Friendship card stamps •Knitting wool specials

Marlborough Vehicle Removals Ph Brent 027 766 7105

Hebberds CC Express

Ph 578-5888 for your next appointment.

uilters Barn Nurturing your creativity

Any cars, vans, trucks, 4x4's. In any condition.

Available by the hour Marlborough and beyond

21 193 Rapaura Road • Ph 572 7240 Late night Tuesday 8.30pm

property for sale Ph: 0800 500 123

WHITE CHIP & white rocks. Ideal for pebble gardens, paths, driveways. Phone Thomson 5756885.


***CASH-CAN-DO*** Need A Small Loan? We Can Help You can pawn Cars, Boats, Trailers, Motorbikes, Jewellery, Items Of Value

SALES d e C A STRO D r i v e. S atur d ay 11th. 8am to Noon. Single beds plus bedding lots of tools, bits and pieces. Outdoor furniture.


Or Please Phone 578 3663 for further enquiries

NOTICE OF AGM The AGM will be held at the Centre, 5 Wairau Road, Thursday July 30th , commencing at 6pm. AGENDA • Apologies • Confirmation of Minutes of the 2014 AGM • Presentation of President’s Report • Presentation of Financial Report • Head Teachers Report • Election of officers of Committee • General Business All parents/caregivers and interested parties of Picton Community Creche Inc welcome. Manager Jodi O’Donnell

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!

Debbie Webster New Office - Bythell Place (next to Scotch Wine Bar)

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

situation vacant

Relief delivery person during the school holidays Students 9-13 yrs

Picton Community Creche Inc (Picton Early Learning Community Centre)

Debbie Webster

021 797 454 or 03 578 3760


Call into The Trading Post: 42 Arthur Street

Another Time - Another Place Art Gallery

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D RY Pine Blocks, (FIREWOOD) for sale, kiln dried. 03 579 3488.

Bachelor of Commerce, NZ Dip Business, NZIM Dip Business, Dip & Cert Business Administration Computing

wanted to buy

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Netti 9 year old Birman cat missing from Hospital Road.

Are you a hard worker and looking for a relief job? Do you have parental or caregivers support? If this sounds like you, please discuss with your parent or caregiver and give us a call.

Please phone 577 8723

Please phone 577 7868

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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.

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DIRECTORS - MARLBOROUGH LINES LTD • Not just a lines company The Marlborough Electricity Power Trust is the sole shareholder of Marlborough Lines Limited on behalf of electricity users in the Marlborough region. The vision of the Trust is: ‘To continue to deliver the benefits of 100% consumer ownership of the Company and to promote retention of the “Trust Ownership” model of ownership’ and ‘To manage the Trust’s investment in the Company to ensure that the benefits of ownership are enhanced equitably for both current and future beneficiaries’ The Trust is currently seeking to appoint Directors to the Board of Marlborough Lines Limited. Marlborough Lines provides 3,300 km of network lines to over 24,500 connections in the region and currently employs 180 staff. It operates a successful contracting business in Marlborough. Recent divestment activity has provided the capital to consider significant investments consistent with the objectives and vision of the Trust. Candidates should bring to these roles, a track record of previous private sector governance experience, broad commercial acumen, sound judgement, and the understanding of the factors which determine an effective relationship between a Trust and Board of Directors. Experience in significant investment decision making and some understanding of the power industry or regulated sectors would be useful. It is not a pre-requisite that the appointees reside in the Marlborough region but an affinity for and understanding of local issues is desirable. There are two vacancies.

Please apply to Craig O'Connell at RAP Consulting. Enquiries to 04 473 2888 or All applications will be treated in confidence. Applications close 5pm Monday, 20 July 2015.


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Saint Vincent de Paul Picton in good hands By Adam Poulopoulos Picton’s Saint Vincent de Paul store has diversified in the last year, with good results. The store, on Upper High Street, has installed shelving for books and bric-a-brac items since manager Marianne Govaerts took over in April last year. Marianne says the experiment has been a great success. “It seems to be going really well. A lot of dealers cone through here looking for a bargain.” She says the store is also in line to increase its opening hours.

“With the medical centre opening next door we will look to open a couple of extra days.” Currently the store opens from 10am-4pm Tuesday and Friday. The shop also takes donations of clothes, toys, bedding and fruit and vegetables, and rent out a two-bedroom flat on the site to those in need. It also held collection campaigns for disaster-stricken Nepal and Vanuatu, as well as Christchurch and Seddon in the past. Right: Maureen Stewart, Marianne Govaerts, Lois Roberts and Marcia Nicholson of Saint Vincent de Paul Picton.

L i k e u s o n FA C E B O O K Cnr Queen & Charles Streets, Blenheim. Ph 578 3139

work wanted

Website gaining momentum Solo mother and entrepreneur Katie Berryman has some advice for other women looking to follow their passion; “Hold onto your dreams and don’t give up.” While living on a solo parent benefit, Katie says she taught herself website design while being a mother at home. She went on to build a property website in October 2013, where real estate companies advertise their clients’ properties for sale and rent, attracting large numbers of visitors per month. “The site has had over one million hits just this year, and 287,605 for the month of June

FRUIT TREE PRUNING Garden Maintenance Home Garden or Lifestyle Block

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

WORK WANTED Painter & Decorator

Qualified tradesman • Renovations • New houses • Wallpapering Water blaster for hire

John Mills Ph 021-469-873 Evenings 574-2466 property wanted

I’m selling – are you?

(or perhaps not quite now but later) 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 Please call Debbie in confidence on 021 797 454 if you have the right property.

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

Katie Berryman.

alone. These are people from all over New Zealand and worldwide. “It’s going well which is a huge source of pride for me,” she says. Katie, originally from Sydney, says after having a ‘hard life’ growing up in Australia, she was determined to succeed later in life. “I really hope to inspire other women in my position to strive toward their goals. If you work at that, that’s when you will succeed.” The mother of five children has been living in Blenheim for the past three years and is currently studying real estate.

Pro riders shred at skate park Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Blenheim Skate Park on Sunday for an event that attracted three professional scooter riders to the region. The Blenheim Skate Jam, organised by local Bec Moorhouse, was a huge success. Madd Gear Pro (MGP Australia and New Zealand) sponsored Thomas Fitzgerald-Grout, Jaydon McKenzie and Sean McFarland to travel to Blenheim from the North Island to attend the event. Asked what they thought of the event, the trio commented on the relaxed nature and good turnout. “It’s been a great day and well organised,” Thomas says. Jaydon adds; “There’s a nice atmosphere here, I’m glad I got the opportunity to come.” They carried out regular demonstra-

tions throughout the day, including daring somersaults and high flying antics which delighted, and often awed the crowd. Christchurch man Bradley Goudie of the ScooterPro store also travelled to Blenheim upon hearing of the event, to offer giveaway prizes and commentary. He wasn’t the only one. A group of youths came from Nelson for the opportunity to meet the pro riders and show off their own skills. Bec, along with her supporters, will begin their fortnightly Friday sessions at the Blenheim Skate Park for all ages, beginning July 17 from 6pm - 8pm. There will be full adult supervision and a barbecue available. RIGHT: MADD Gear Pro ‘flow rider’ Thomas Fitzgerald-Grout showing off his skills.

SFF Shareholders vote for meeting Silver Fern Farms farmer shareholders have given over six percent of proxy votes, well above the required five percent needed to call a special meeting of the SFF board, says West Otago farmer Allan Richardson. “We have been overwhelmed by shareholder support, both large and small, and have now secured over six percent of farmers proxy votes.

“The special meeting will give all shareholders the opportunity to review a full analysis of the options facing Silver Fern Farms and that we, as farmers, must have a say in how the co-operative moves forward,” Allan says. Allan and Clinton farmer John Cochrane coordinated a small team of shareholders who contacted farmers as part of the grass roots farmer

initiative. “Farmers feel left out of the process, they want a cost benefit analysis done on the two coops working together, they want to see the facts so they can make an informed decision themselves,” John says. Allan adds; “We attained the proxy forms quickly and this sends a clear message to the SFF board that farmers are

unhappy about going down the foreign investment track and the ownership implications that could eventuate from this. “Clearly the board should have first investigated fully the potential gains of $100m/ pa tabled in the MIE report, released in March 2015.” Allan sent the proxy forms to Silver Fern Farms recently.

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Paddon and Kennard finish fourth in Poland By Jacob Page Kiwi rally duo Hayden Paddon and Blenheim’s John Kennard secured fourth place in Rally Poland, the second consecutive top four finish for the Kiwis in their 2015 World Rally Championship season. Following the fast and challenging legs on Friday and Saturday, Paddon and Kennard went into Sunday’s short leg with a strong hold on fifth place. With two runs of the same 14.6 km stage to complete, Paddon and Kennard had a 19.4 second margin to Hyundai team-mate Thierry Neuville in sixth. Ahead of them on the leader-board, there was a difference of 36.6 seconds to fourth-placed Jari-Matti Latvala. The New Zealanders stayed focused on finishing the rally in a top five position, seeking to back up their second place finish in Sardinia in June. They started Sunday tenth

on the road – the start order for the final day being the reverse of the rally classification – to tackle the final 29.20 competitive kilometres. Neuville tried to apply pressure, rolled his Hyundai i20 WRC, but was able to carry on. Paddon delivered yet another top five stage time and, combined with Neuville’s slower time, then had a 31.1 second buffer over his team-mate going into the repeated run for the final stage. A seventh-fastest time on the final stage was all Paddon and Kennard needed to secure fifth place. But then came the news that fourth-placed Latvala, in his intense battle with Ott Tänak for third, had hit a tree on the stage and damaged his radiator. Latvala worked hard to repair his car sufficiently to make it to the finish, but a 40 second penalty for checking in late worked in Paddon’s favour, elevating the New Zealander to fourth.

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GODZone sells out Next year’s GODZone adventure race has sold out in record time. There were a record number of entries within minutes of ticket sales beginning at 9am last Wednesday. Next year’s event begins at Kaiteriteri on April 2, and concludes on April 9.


“To come away with a top five result is very pleasing to follow on from what we did in Sardinia, and while I’m sorry for Jari-Matti, to finish fourth was exactly what we wanted,” Paddon says. “It wasn’t the most straightforward rally in terms of finding a rhythm and confidence within the car on the fast gravel but we have persevered and

can be satisfied. Obviously, there’s always room for improvement and things we can do to go faster, but considering the new routes on this rally things have gone well. The team has worked hard and a four-car finish is a good result for everyone.” With this fourth place in Poland, Paddon has moved from ninth place to eighth on the WRC drivers’

Marlburians, Makos players celebrate Highlanders win Saturday’s 21-14 Super Rugby final win triggered wild celebrations among Highlanders fans up and down the country, but also within the sizable Makos contingent within the team. Alex Ainley, Joe Wheeler, Ross Geldenhuys, Shane Christie and Marty Banks were all part of the match-day 23 on Saturday night. Ainley started the match, with Wheeler, Geldenhuys, Christie and Banks all coming off the bench in the second half. Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph also has Marlborough ties. Born in Blenheim, Joseph is part of the MacDonald clan. His father, the late Jim Joseph, played prop for the Marlborough Red Devils, and was part of the side which lifted the Ranfurly Shield in 1973.

championship points table. The next WRC event is Rally Finland, one of Paddon’s favourites and one which will mark two significant milestones for co-driver John Kennard. The July 30 to August 2 running of Rally Finland is the 30th anniversary of Kennard’s first-ever WRC co-drive and his 50th WRC event.

Volleyball Entries for the Fairweathers’ Senior Social and Business-House Winter League close on Sunday night. The competition is held once a week, starting on July 16 and finishing on October 15. For more information and to register, contact Marlborough Volleyball.

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV were beaten 37-21 by St Bede’s in the UC Championship on Saturday. MBC led 18-10 at half-time but were overrun by St Bede’s in the second half.

Football The Marlborough Development team drew 1-1 with Suburbs Seals on Saturday, lying five points behind Seals and Suburbs First XI at the top of the ladder. Locally, Central Pirates have held off the BV Development challenge to take out the Marlborough division one football title with one round to play. Pirates beat Development 1-0 on Saturday in the top-of-the-table clash, which leaves Pirates four points clear at the top with one round to play. In division two Rangers United lead the table by one point from Clubs of Marlborough Rangers and Picton Crow Tavern. Rangers United play Clubs of Marlborough this weekend.

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