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‘Dr Bray’ takes bronze By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim’s Brayden Graham has won a bronze medal at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas. Graham, aka ‘Dr Bray,’ fought in the flyweight division at the championships. He opened his campaign with a first-round technical knockout of Mohammed Sohail of India. Continued page 2 Brayden Graham throws Lucas Lopes in training as Marcelo Lopes looks on. LEFT: Brayden Graham, far right, with his bronze medal won in Vegas at the weekend.


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Graham takes bronze in Las Vegas Continued from page 1 Graham took on Iurie Bejenari of France in the semi-finals on Friday morning (NZ time,) but was defeated in the second round. On his Facebook page Graham says Bejenari was the better fighter on the day. “Was awesome to be in there battling with such a warrior and he definitely went good. “This is the hardest I’ve ever worked and I went 100 per cent every minute of training

and kept fighting till the end, but after getting dropped three times the better man got awarded the stoppage. “Thanks to Team New Zealand. It’s been an honour fighting for you.” He says the result has made him hungrier than ever to claim gold next time. Before leaving for the US, Graham raised about $3000 for flights and accommodation. “It’s been awesome seeing how great Blenheim

is as a community supporting me,” he says. “We come from an awesome wee town.” He says he is thankful for the support of his sponsors, who included TH Joinery, Yard Bar and Bistro and MD Freight. Bejenari eventually took the gold medal, beating Sedar Antas of Sweden by TKO in the third round of the final. Graham was one of eight Kiwis fighting across the weight divisions at the event.

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By Adam Poulopoulos Local man Clinton Mawson had been watchlisting bike auctions on Trade Me. After taking away a CAM-AM 500cc 4-wheeler bike from the Hooked on Boars Boar Slaying Super Comp, he does not need to any longer. He was the big winner at Sunday’s weigh-in, and organiser Lisa Willis says the event was a great success. “The day was fantastic. Matt (Willis, Lisa’s husband) and I really enjoyed doing it, and we enjoyed seeing families having a good time.” About 300 people came through the gates, a number Lisa says exceeded their expectations. She says moving the event from the Giesen Centre to the Waterlea Racecourse was also a positive step. “The racecourse is a brilliant venue. We had so much feedback saying people had fun. “We try and make it a fun family day.” Lisa says they are looking to run next year’s event on a larger scale, now they have the pefrect venue. About $200 was raised on the gate for six-yearold Renwick School student Honor Hocquard, who has been diagnosed with Cyclin Dependent Kinase-Like 5, a rare genetic disorder. The money is being put towards a vehicle fitted with a suitable wheelchair hoist. Other prize-winners included Ryan Nesbit, who 70.4 kilogram boar was the heaviest caught, Amelia Pillans, who caught a 1.69kg rabbit in the children’s division, and Thomas Brydon, whose possum was the heaviest at 4.87kg.

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PJ continues to fight By Jacob Page Former Marlborough Boys’ College head boy, PJ Lupi appears to be making progress in his recovery from a scooter accident in Phuket last week. The Givealittle page set up for him following the scooter accident which left him in a coma has raised nearly $165,000 in just over a week, with donations made by over 1600 people. The family had hoped to raise $150,000. The page has provided updates on the 28-year-old’s condition saying his movements are becoming more regular and pro-

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is unbelievable,” the page quotes. “The Givealittle campaign has hit it’s target and the Lupi family can now 100 per cent confirm Paul will have enough finances to be able to get home. “The timing of PJ’s arrival is still unclear however and we should have more updates on this over the next few days.” While PJ’s brother, father and friend remain at his bedside, he continues to make positive progress with increasing controlled and deliberate movements. The next milestone will be for PJ to wake from his coma which should provide further

information on his health and severity of his injuries. Until then his family will “wait patiently” for this to happen. “There is no telling when he will wake but rest assured, we will let people know immediately when it does.” PJ was moved to a private hospital at a cost of $6000 a day, and did not have travel insurance. When PJ is well enough it is hoped he can be transported back to New Zealand at a cost of $90,000. No set timeframe has been set for that.

Brass band all class at nationals By Adam Poulopoulos It has been a big week for the Marlborough District Brass Band, with their junior ensemble the best of their strong results at the Brass Band Association of New Zealand National Championships. The eight-piece ensemble took first in their field at the championships, held in Rotorua between Wednesday and Sunday last week. They were not the only ones to win their division, with Mike Ford winning the masters event, and placing second in the open tenor horn. Clyde Dixon was second in the flugelhorn, Jonty Zydenbos second in the under-15 cornet, and the junior quartet placed third. The groups came together to finish third in the street march. Band musical director Kevin Moseley says he is happy with the results. He says the street march in



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Assault charge A 23-year-old man will appear in the Blenheim District Court later this month on charges of assault with intent to injure. The appearance relates to an incident which saw a man have his jaw broken on Saturday, July 3. He will appear on July 20.

Crash victim named A Blenheim man who died in a collision between a van and a trailer near Clarence on Thursday has been named. He was William Gordon McCallum, 77. A serious crash investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the accident.

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Four members of the winning junior ensemble: Kodi Rasmussen, 14, Ollie Scherf, 15, Dylan Pope, 16 and Jonty Zydenbos, 13.

particular turned people’s heads. “We had the biggest band there with 35, and we had mostly kids. “Everyone was delighted to see such a young band marching down the street so well. “It’s a pretty amazing achievement.”

In the championship’s main event, the A Grade, the band placed last of nine bands, but Kevin says the band is continuing to develop. “The top three bands are on a different level. Comparing us is like the First XV college rugby team playing the All Blacks.


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Fence posts for Wanganui By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim Rotary has coordinated an initiative sending 4000 excess fence posts to Wanganui to help flood-stricken farmers. Recently about 2000 posts were loaded into a 20-foot container at Marisco Vineyard in Fairhall, before being shipped up to Wanganui. Wanganui farmers said they still had demand for the posts, so the same amount was loaded again on Saturday. Rotarians were helped by about a dozen community service participants on the project. Project coordinator Ron Perano says the

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Rec fishers want consistent blue cod rules The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association wants consistent rules for the blue cod fishery across the top of the South Island. In a submission to the Ministry of Primary Industries on proposals for management of the Marlborough Sounds blue cod fishery, the association has called for abolition of the slot and transit rules and the reintroduction of a 30 centimetre minimum size limit and a three fish bag limit, which would complement the size and bag limits for Nelson recreational fishers. “We want consistency across the Top of the South” says current chairman Peter Watson. Currently Nelson have a three fish blue cod limit and 30 cms. “It makes sense to have the same to avoid any confusion and makes compliance work much easier for the ministry,” he says.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: At what age should children be taught sex education in schools?

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In reply to: Hearing Aids Serving up al fresco dining Your questions answered Matthew Thompson Charge Clinician, Bay Audiology Blenheim

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Dear Ed, Tim Thomas is quoted in your paper (July 10) as saying we need more al fresco dining. He does not say where the patrons will come from which is the nub of the issue in terms of the CBD – not enough people! He then goes on to say we have the weather and the river. I agree. The Speights Ale House by the river would have been a cornerstone attraction but was denied by council and, in particular, a certain pub owner who ought to have abstained from a vote. Guess who? To add insult to injury, he says we need a strong brand. Council has recently paid $90,000 of OUR

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Dear Ed, PM John Key (known as Mr Shrugitnov in Russia) said he wasn’t worried about the economy and slump in dairying. “I’m not at all panicked about what I see,” he told reporters. “Dairy is five per cent of the certainly wouldn’t want to be pulling the panic switch simply because dairy prices are down a bit.” -Source TV3. Really? How does this square with the following quote from Graeme Wheeler, the governor of the Reserve Bank: “Dairy exports account for about a third (33 per cent) of our merchandise exports.” Who’s right? Cow Cockie

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Pastor at the pump Pastor Paul Fletcher pumps gas during the day and preaches the value of God in his spare time. He chats with reporter Jacob Page about how his time away from church in his teenage years has helped mould him into the man he is today, the importance of empathy and how today’s world responds to the message of Christianity. Paul ‘Fletch’ Fletcher believes there is always a way to get the message of God through to people, you just have to be creative.

Paul ’Fletch’ Fletcher is not your stereotypical looking pastor and he is happy to embrace that. He’s just as comfortable on the back of a motorbike as he is in front of a congregation. He was brought up with religion as a child and attended church services and Sunday School before walking away at 13 to experience life on his own, returning to the faith when he married in his late 20s. It is those years in between he believes has made him empathetic to people’s issues. “Everybody is looking for something and often when they come to a church they are looking to be a part of something whether it is a family or just a close circle of friends for support.”

Paul says people are often guilty of putting themselves down which in turn makes things harder in life. “We’ve all had those moments where we get frustrated with ourselves and say things like ‘oh you silly so and so’ and that’s not really productive. “I’ve done some silly things in my heyday, drank too much alcohol and experimented with drugs and that’s helped me understand the struggles of some of the people I see. “I was a party animal, had fallen relationships and wasn’t helping myself and that’s what happens when you base your life around superficial things. “When I walked away at 13, I wanted to test the world and see what it was all about and I see it a lot with young people today

that there is a lot of hurt involved in that. “Christianity and church has been put on the back-burner for ages because of the way society works now – there is no such thing as a normal weekend anymore. “We have to move with the times.” After 18 years as a pastor, Paul and his wife decided to go out on their own and establish Encounter Ministries. “It was scary; there was a little doubt that creeps in about going it alone. “If you want to see things change in your life, sometimes you have to step out on your own and make it happen.” Paul says two key aspects are love and relationships. “It’s about fixing the inside and making people happy day-to-day.

“Being a Christian is a lifestyle… We are all on a path in life and I’m just trying to become the best version of myself. “There are so many people out there wanting help… They’ll go into relationships, they’ll go to psychics.” Paul says he has run youth groups in Marlborough for five years and says there is a desire for relationships in life. Paul has invited his mentor, former Marlborough pastor and current Dream International senior leader Aaron Salisbury, to come over from Brisbane along with colleague Steve Harris to run services this Sunday at Blenheim Musical Theatre on Lakings Road. The services called ‘Divine Encounter’ will run at 10am and 7pm.

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Ethan Roberts, 7, stands with some of the chickens at the Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association Show at the Riding for the Disabled Arena over the weekend. More photos on page 16.

Two new radio stations for Blenheim Radio station announcers will visit Blenheim later this month to connect with local supporters who helped bring Life FM and Rhema to the region. A meet-and-greet ceremony with local youth will be held at The Elim Centre on the evening of July 22, and a launch ceremony will be held at Raupo café from 8am the next morning. Rhema Media currently operates three network radio stations, Life FM, Rhema and Star across the country, but have not had an FM presence in Blenheim until now. With help from listeners and supporters in Blenheim and around the country two new FM frequencies in Blenheim were purchased. There is great excitement at bringing both

Life FM and Rhema stations to Blenheim on 93.7FM and 104.1FM respectively. Rhema Media chief executive Mike Brewer says he remembers the passion from Blenheim locals from a 2013 nationwide tour. “When visiting Blenheim I was impressed with the turnout from the local community for Rhema Media and their strong desire for our radio brands to broadcast locally.” “At that time we had no firm plans for the introduction of new frequencies, but I am in no doubt that the prayer and passion of this community has made this extraordinary event possible. “We are very excited to be launching not one, but two FM frequencies in the Blenheim region.”

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WENDEN: Charlene and Jamie are pleased to announce the early arrival of Clover Brooke Wenden, born Sunday July 5, 2015 at Wairau Hospital weighing 4lb 4oz. A perfect wee sister for Summer and Daisy. Special thanks to midwife Gwen Costello, Dr Gary Fentiman, Dr Carmen Brown and all the lovely staff at Wairau Neonatal, intensive care and maternity. Thank you!



HANTZ: Blair and Vanessa are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Carson Oliver (10lb 4oz) on July 8, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. Huge thanks to midwife Cathy Middleton and maternity staff.

FUNAKI: Mou and Christine are pleased to announce the safe arrival of baby Olivia Suzann (9lb 6oz) born May 27, 2015 at 10.23 in Wellington. An exciting addition for proud brother Mosese and sister Toa. Thank you to Wellington MFM and NICU and to Gwen and her awesome team at Wairau Hospital. Photo provided.

Kangatraining classes starting in Blenheim By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim woman Alison Dight has returned home from Perth, and with her an exciting new fitness class for mums - Kangatraining Marlborough. In Perth, Alison worked as a trained counsellor at a pregnancy crisis centre with teenage mothers. After having two children, James (5) and Oliver (8months) via caesarian sections, experiencing post natal anxiety and depression, she found value both physically and mentally with Kangatraining. “It has been great for me, especially the mental side of things, and I really believe it has great benefits,” she says. Alison is trained in post natal fitness and has learned alot about birth types and their consequences and how they impact on fitness, and is one of few Kangatraining instructors in New Zealand. “As an instructor I am fully certified, having completed training in post natal exercise in New Plymouth, first aid certifications, and exams in anatomy, post natal health, and babywearing safety.

“Many fitness classes can be dangerous for mothers in the first year after birth and while breastfeeding, so with Kangatraining I am passionate about helping mothers learn to achieve their best health in a safe way.” With Kangatraining, it is encouraged to bring your babies and women are welcome to bring their own carriers, or hire one for each class. “Unlike traditional exercise classes you don’t need to worry about finding a babysitter or minding an unsettled baby during class, because your little one is worn on you and is part of the fun,” she says. One thing Alison advises is that women need to have passed their six week post natal check up with their midwives before they start. Kangatraining Marlborough begins a new term on July 29 and is held at the Redwoodtown Hall, Blenheim. For more information visit Alison’s Facebook page ‘Kangatraining Marlborough’, and contact her to book a place.



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Raffle and auction items not to miss Something new this year has been the introduction of a silent auction. This gives the audience the opportunity to bid on, and win some incredible prizes as well as show their support to the two chosen charities - the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter and LANZ Search and Rescue Marlborough. There is everything from wine from company the ‘Better Half’, gift baskets, homeware items and even a Green Mussel cruise for two, among many

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KAM Transport is working with New Zealand King Salmon to provide new tankers for optimal transportation of harvested salmon direct from Marlborough salmon farms to its Nelson processing plant. With its head office in Wellington, KAM Transport was looking to expand into the South Island. Providing NZKS with a solution to seamless transportation that provides an optimal ‘chill curve’ for salmon saw them win the contract. This in turn encouraged KAM’s parent company Preston Corporation to purchase the former Nelson Ranger processing factory near the NZKS Aquaculture Head Office in Picton as









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Wednesday July 15, 2015

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Local schoolchildren made the most of their holidays by visiting the Walnut Ranch Animal Farm park last week.

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The Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association show was held at the Riding for the Disabled arena over the weekend.


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Winter Warmth 2015 Warm reminder Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The recent cold snap that has whipped up cold winds and icy mornings serves as a reminder to those with wood burners to keep them in good working conditions. Heating Marlborough owner Peter Cairns says although it’s July, it’s not too late have wood burners serviced to ensure they are safe and in good working order. This includes having the flu cleaned. “You might have your flu cleaned prior to winter, then half way through your fire gets sluggish and smokey again. “This is normal, sometimes a fire needs to be cleaned twice a year,” he says. When it comes to servicing, Pete’s advice is; “Don’t leave it until it’s too late.” “There are still a lot of old fires out there and these don’t last forever. Depending on how hard you burn wood they will start showing wear and tear, even new ones, this is why maintenance is important. “You never know how long a box or flu will last, and this can be dangerous to you and your family if not checked.” There are new wood burner options avail-

able at Heating Marlborough which burn hotter and cleaner, a great reason for people to look at changing their existing burners Pete says. “Ultimately it’s another way to look after your health. “Clean air fires are better for your health, our environment and are more efficient so if you are looking at installing a new fire, come and see us,” he says. The benefit of purchasing a wood burner and having it correctly installed by Heating Marlborough, is due to the relevant certifications that need to take place. “We are certified wood burner installers for Marlborough with the backing of the New Zealand Home Heating Association. “By having your wood burner certified you will have the assurance that it’s safe, insurance companies will cover you and the warranties won’t be void if anything goes wrong. “We can also certify wood burners that weren’t installed by us, so if you are unsure simply come in and see us or phone,” he says.

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Wood good Heat pumps for good health Ten reasons to buy a low emission wood fire 1. Wood fires are designed to heat more than just a single room. 2. Wood fires use one of the world’s most sustainable fuels - wood! 3. Wetbacks can be fitted to some wood fires, which can supply much of the home’s hot water needs. 4. Wood fuel is carbon neutral. 5. Running a wood fire is one of the cheapest form of heating. 6. Clean air approved wood fires are affordable. 7. When power cuts hit, wood fires keep on going, and going. 8. Most can be used for cooking - again great during power cuts. 9. Give your family the advantage of having a dry, healthy home. 10. Wood fires offer great performance, styling, and make any home warm and cosy.

It can be overwhelming to decide what you are looking for when purchasing heating for your home. You may find yourself asking; “Is a heat pump more energy efficient than a wood burner? What are the benefits of a heat pump versus a pellet fire or gas heating? Will it be cheaper to run a heat pump or gas central heating? Endorsed by government agencies and consumer advocacy groups alike, heat pumps are known to be one of the most efficient forms of heating available. In addition to this, they offer features that other heating cannot, like dehumidifying, air filtration, safety and ease of use. One of the most favourable features of a heat pump is convenience. When choosing a heating appliance you should consider one that is low maintenance, easy to use and able to provide heat at the touch of a button ensuring you never

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CORSKIE, Zoe B (Peg) JP (retired): Passed away, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village, on July 11 2015. Aged 93 years. Loved wife of the late Pat and mother of the late Alan and mother-in-law of Josie Sterne. Grandmother (Nana) of Jonathan, Matthew and Simon Corskie and Nana Peg to Tim, Holly, Katie, Sara and Luke Sterne and good friend of Steve Sterne. Sister and sister-in-law of the late Shirley and Eden Tate, the late Annette and Alex Tate, all of Waikanae and the late Joan and John Corskie of Te Awamutu. Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Messages may be sent to 11 Manor Place, Blenheim 7201. A service to celebrate Peg’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Henry Street, at 1.30 pm Friday July 17 followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. Dividing Relationship Property with Laurie Murdoch July 22nd from 12.10-12.50pm.

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

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TOD, John Edward, Flt Sgt RNZAF B8546: Died suddenly, on July 9 2015. Loving husband of Dorothy, loving father of John Alan Tod (UK), Nandad to Joseph and Louie. Messages may be sent to 4 McKinley Lane, Blenheim 7201. In accordance with John’s wishes, a private service will be held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

MURDOCH, Mervyn David (Mouse): On Tuesday July 14 2015, peacefully at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Alma, loved and respected father and father-in-law of Gaeline and Warren Cairns, Shena and Ken Lawrence (Brisbane). Loved Grandad of Renee and Bevan; Jade and Emily, Ricky and Sam, Great Grandad and Pop of Charlotte and Quinn; Jayden, Connor, Amity and Ella (all of Brisbane). Messages c/- 30 Lee Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Merv will be held at The Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 10.30am on Saturday July 18, followed by a private family interment. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 NYBERG, John Edward (Jack): On July 13 2015, peacefully at home. Aged 70 years. Loved cousin and good friend of Gary and Nola Carter. A special thank you to the Blenheim Bowling Club members. Messages to Jack’s Family, c/- 14 Pelorus Place, Blenheim 7201. A service for Jack will be held at the Blenheim Bowling Club, 65A Weld Street, at 1.30pm Thursday July 16, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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

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Riverlands School pupil Tom Leonard, 11, was one of several young Marlborough hockey players to attend a coaching clinic held by Black Sticks Women’s skipper Anita Punt on Friday. Punt has returned from Antwerp, where the Black Sticks Women placed fourth in the International Hockey Federation World League Semi-Final earlier this month.

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Sun reporter Celeste Lodewyk’s health journey as she approaches her wedding day.

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MacKenzie rows to gold in Lucerne Blenheim-born rower Sophie MacKenzie added another gold medal to her collection at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne over the weekend. The Wairau Rowing Club rower and crew-mate Julia Edward won gold in the women’s lightweight double sculls in six minutes and 55 seconds, about a second and a half quicker than nearest challengers South Africa. The pair also took their heat and semi-final races earlier in the regatta. MacKenzie and Edward took gold after having to settle for silver in the previous World Cup regatta at Varese last month. The British crew of Charlotte Taylor and Katherine Copeland who took out that race could only get fourth on this

occasion. The reigning Marlborough Sportsperson of the Year, MacKenzie was not the only local to get on the podium. Karl Manson was part of the men’s quadruple sculls crew which took silver, while Blenheim Rowing Club representative Tom Murray and his men’s eight crew took bronze in their final. Karl’s twin brother Robbie Manson and fellow crew member Chris Harris finished sixth in the men’s double sculls final. They were handily placed heading into the second half of the race, but ‘caught a crab’ later in the race. Overall, New Zealand crews secured 11 medals at the regatta – six gold, three Sophie MacKenzie and Julia Edward after their race. silver and two bronze.

Smit selected for torch run A Blenheim athlete will join a special club after being chosen to carry the official Special Olympics World Games torch. Dale Smit will serve as a guardian of the Flame of Hope and participate in the law enforcement torch run final leg, the last journey of the flame throughout the state of California later this month. Smit was selected by Special Olympics New Zealand to be one of the 126 final leg team

members. Smit lives in Blenheim and is an active member of Special Olympics Marlborough. He is an avid runner, having competed at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai in 2007. He won a gold medal in a 10 kilometre event and bronze in the half marathon. He has been a Special Olympics global messenger since 2010. Ten Special Olympics athletes from around the world have been

selected to run alongside over 100 law enforcement personnel, to raise awareness throughout California of the games being held in Los Angeles. On May 14 the flame was lit at the Pnyx, a sacred hill near the Acropolis in Athens. The torch was lit by the sun’s rays, and will remain lit until the end of the Games on August 2. After the official lighting, the flame began its journey through all 50 states as a part of the

historic Special Olympics unified relay across America. After the unified relay the Flame of Hope will be handed over to the 2015 Los Angeles final leg team, where it will travel for 17 days to more than 125 cities and towns throughout California. The Flame of Hope will complete its journey on July 25, when the law enforcement torch run final leg team carries it into the World Games opening ceremony.

Marlborough underwater hockey champions The Marlborough Underwater Hockey Club has won the C Grade competition at the National Underwater Hockey Championships in Wellington over the weekend. The two-day tournament saw the team compete and win seven out of seven games against experienced teams from around the country. With four novice players under the age of 14 and three ex-New Zealand players Bruno Brosnan, Rebecca Brosnan and Jason Pacey, the team of nine succeeded in winning the C Grade competition. The Marlborough Underwater Club hold trainings on Tuesdays from 7pm and Thursdays from 6pm during the school term at Stadium 2000, for novice and experienced The team - Back: Johanna McNabb, Bruno Brosnan (vice captain,) Jason Pacey and Marcus Wright and front: Bella Williamson, Harry Brosnan, Rebecca Brosnan (captain,) Jacob Boreham-Wright players. and Deven Katu. NO GST until July 31st on products not already discounted


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Central Pirates took out the Marlborough division one football title by four points from BV Development, while Clubs of Marlborough Rangers took out division two on goal difference from Picton Crow Tavern. The first round of the knockout cup is this weekend.


Marlborough Harriers have a pack training run leaving from their clubrooms at 6pm tomorrow. On Saturday a run/walk is leaving from the Pelorus River at 2pm. Runners are asked to meet at the Pelorus Bridge carpark.


Central will play Moutere in the Marlborough division one rugby final after both had convincing semi-final wins on Saturday. Central beat Waitohi 35-11, while Moutere prevailed 35-17 over Harlequins. In division two Kaikoura beat Pelorus 34-15 to make the final. They will play Hatlequins, who exacted some revenge over Moutere, beating them 27-23 in their semi-final.

Seddon Shield

Four Marlborough rugby players have been named in the Seddon Shield under-52 kilogram team of the tournament. Ben Dalton was named at hooker and Hamish Jones at lock, while Ryan McLeod and Kyren Taumoefolau were named on the subs bench. Marlborough started last week’s tournament with a 22-5 win over West Coast, before a 15-12 loss to Golden Bay/Motueka, a 50-12 win over Buller and a 69-0 loss to Nelson.

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