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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk What began with a sparkle finished with a bang, the 2015 Beavertown Blenheim Lions Bride of the Year Show was a huge success. Fifteen beautiful brides took to the stage in all their beauty, vying for the top prize of being named the ‘Bride of the Year’. As the winning brides took their place at the end of the stage, streamers and confetti were let off celebrating another successful show. In the end there could only be one winner, an honour that was bestowed on Susan MacLauchlan. Continued page 2 Bride winners: Shannon Diu (2nd runner-up), Susan MacLauchlan (1st place), Emily Wilson (3rd runner-up).

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Bride of the Year winners, Katharine Wilson (Lucky Bride Draw), Sorayah Lindstrom (Mrs Personality), Shannon Diu (2nd runner-up), Susan MacLaughlan (1st place), Emily Wilson (3rd runner-up) and Tamar Warwick (Mrs Photogenic). INSET: Bride of the Year winner Susan MacLauchlan with husband Rupert. Photos by Celeste Lodewyk.

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Continued from page 1 Susan’s decent down the catwalk began like a dream. A solo bagpipe player performed her wedding song as she glided along in front of a 180 strong audience. When her name was announced as the winning bride, her surprised expression said it all. “I really didn’t believe I had won. I heard my name and it took me a few seconds to realise it was me they were calling out,” Susan laughs. “I really had the best night with these fabulous girls but in all honesty I think

we all won. We all got the ultimate prize - our wonderful husbands,” she says. Susan was born and raised in Blenheim and now lives in Christchurch with her husband where she works as a pilot for Mt Cook Airline. “He is the best in the world, I am so lucky to have the best husband ever,” she says. Winning second place was Shannon Diu, and in third was Emily Wilson. Mrs Personality was awarded to Sorayah Lindstrom and Mrs Photogenic judged by the Sun Newspaper

The Beavertown Blenheim Lions Bride of the Year committee would like to extend their gratitude to all the sponsors who donated prizes, decorations and their services that helped to make this year’s show the success it was. Major sponsors:

was awarded to Tamar Warwick. The Lucky Bride Draw, sponsored by Bernadette Thomas, was won by Katharine Wilson. Judging this year’s show was Arthur Devine, Paula Pope, Jackie Halliday, Nicky van Asch and Kurt Findlay, who were all impressed with the brides. Show committee members say they were thrilled with how the show ran and were hugely grateful to the sponsors who helped to make the show the success it was. “We have had some great feedback

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with many commenting on the new venue and layout and relaxed atmosphere. “People also enjoyed the wedding walk put together by the Floral Art Society and display of vintage wedding gowns, many of which were supplied by the Blenheim Musical Theatre,” Noeline Stewart says. The show raised approximately $8000 which will be shared between the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter and LANDSAR Search and Rescue Marlborough.

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PJ continues the fight to get home By Jacob Page Former Marlborough Boys’ College head boy PJ Lupi could be home in New Zealand by the end of the month if his recovery continues to progress well. The 28-year-old, who was left in a coma after a scooter accident while holidaying in Phuket on July 6, is now conscious and responding to the voices of his father, brother and friend who remain at

his bedside. According to an update on PJ’s

MP to visit on plastic bag issue Green Par ty MP Denise Roche will be in Picton on Sunday to give a presentation on reducing the use of single-use plastic bags. She will speak at a Community Conservation Hour at the Picton Little Theatre on Sunday at 4pm. She will be one of Denise Roche three presentations along with Plastic Bag Free Picton and Conservation Kids New Zealand. Denise is on a nationwide tour to talk about the issue. The Picton campaign was started by Linda Thompson 12 months ago. She has been making cloth shopping bags from donated materials and giving demonstrations at Mariner’s Mall in an effort to get the seaside town and its residents out of the habit of using plastic bags.

Givealittle page, which has raised more than $170,000 towards his recovery, he could be transported home on July 28 with a flight “tentatively booked” as long as PJ gets clearance from the doctors. In a positive move, he has been taken out of the Intensive Care Unit and moved to another room, with the next goal likely to be trying to get him to talk. PJ has also been taken off a

ventilator and is now wearing an oxygen mask but is breathing on his own. Brother Mark also received an unexpected hug from PJ when he lent in to help his younger brother. Older brother, Joe Lupi, who has coordinated fundraising efforts from New Zealand, says the support PJ and his family continues to receive has been amazing.

Commonwealth games rep becomes citizen By Adam Poulopoulos Papua New Guinea squash rep Dorothy Boyce has marked five years in New Zealand by becoming a citizen. Dorothy swore allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony at the Marlborough District Council Chambers on Friday afternoon. Dorothy was selected in the eightperson Papua New Guinea squash team for last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Dorothy says she has never really thought about becoming a Kiwi, but that it was “a big deal” for her and her family. “It makes travelling a whole lot easier – it helps to change our lifestyle and create a better future for our children.” Dorothy Boyce after the ceremony. She says she will not be changing allegiance with the squash racquet in about training and who I’m playing next. hand, however. “I’ll just take it as it comes.” “I’m actually thinking of retiring and Dorothy moved to Blenheim in 2010 to just playing socially. It’s just been so be closer to her husband’s family. much strain on my body. In all a dozen people became citizens “Everyone says age is just a number at the ceremony. but I want to do more things than worry

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Region proves a pricey stay Marlborough proves to be a pricey destination to visit, ranking as the second most expensive place to stay according to website Trivago. Figures from trivago show Otago was the most expensive place in New Zealand to find accommodation in 2015, followed by Marlborough and Northland. The average price of a room in Otago was $234 per night, compared to $121 in the least expensive region of Manawatu-Wanganui. The average per night cost in Marlborough was $218. The prices were based on standard double room rates for trivago-listed accommodation providers, including motels, hotels, serviced apartments and holiday parks.

Consent value doubles The number of building consents may have stayed the same last month but the value double compared to the same time last year The Marlborough District Council showed 111 consents worth nearly $12.3 million were issued during June 2015, compared with 111 consents, worth $6.6m, in June 2014.

MBC fail to take chances The Marlborough Boys’ College first XV were unable to make the most of their point-scoring opportunities in a frustrating 8-8 draw with Ashburton College on Saturday. Despite controlling territory and possession, the visitors were unable to add any points in the second half with ball security and ill-discipline letting them down. A semi-final spot appears to be slipping away with MBC hosting Burnside High School this weekend.


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Trampers fortunate rescue as temperatures drop By Jacob Page Two British tourists were lucky to be found after they got lost in Marlborough bush on Sunday night. The two women believed to be in their 20s got lost after missing a marker while in Mt Richmond Forest Park. The pair had gone up Mt Riley and were coming back down when they got lost. They alerted authorities just Two trampers were lucky to be rescued quickly after getting lost before 6pm. Police say they were not on Mt Riley Sunday night. equipped for a night in the bush Police say they huddled to- SAR volunteers assisted the and were fortunate to be found gether as ice began to form as Police in the search. One of after temperatures dropped to they waited rescue. the teams located the couple, minus 6. Seven Marlborough Land- safe and well, but very cold,


and walked them out at about 5am Monday. The search area was very difficult and steep. The duo were located at 2am and made a cold trip out on foot. This was the second call out for the search and rescue volunteers on Sunday. The first was for an elderly man, with a memory impairment who had walked away from the rest home he was living at. The “Wandertrack” trained LandSAR members were called in to locate the man. As they were getting prepared the man was located by staff.



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Bence and tequila team up! A Blenheim bartender will be competing in the finals of a national competition to find the next ‘Don of Tequila’. Bence Harangozó is one of six Kiwi finalists who will be battling it out on a 1949 Dunedin-built steam train for the chance to visit Mexico. Once the national finals are complete, the best-of-the best from each country will be taken to the Jose Cuervo distillery, La Rojeña, in the town of Tequila for a final global showdown where they will be put to the test to prove they’re the ‘ultimate don’. Bence made it to the final with his tequila serve ‘El Oro del Cobre’ (Gold of the Copper). The final taking place tomorrow will see Glenbrook Vintage Railway in South Auckland transformed into a small corner of Mexico giving the winner a taste

of what’s to come. It will include a tequila tasting and appreciation master class, the creation of the classic margarita and their own tequila serve – all whilst trying to deal with the vibrations and movement of a 66-year-old steam train. The global competition has drawn entries from thousands of bartenders around the world. The winner will travel to Mexico where they will get to harvest and bottle their own crop of agave on the Jose Cuervo Tequila estate. “Becoming a Don of Tequila is the ultimate accolade that is only awarded to those who truly deserve it, brand manager of Jose Cuervo, Hannah Webb says. “To get this far the finalists have already had to prove so much, just one final push and they could be on their way to Mexico. We wish them every success and the best of luck.”

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Dear Ed, Mr Nae Nae missed the basic point about the Treaty. It was meant to bring two cultures together into one. But it has not happened because of the tsunami of lily white PC thinking. A couple of examples: We have a Maori rugby team. That is great. What if we had a non-Maori NZ Pakeha rugby team? What howls of protest it would cause. Pakeha player of the year, Pakeha loans etc etc. In fisheries, recreational fisho’s have had all sorts of unfair rules put on them, but did you know customary do not have any fishing rules? Is that not racist? Terry Tarakihi

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Ancestors Dear Ed, A letter written on the June 26 by Mr Parker was speaking of ‘equality not racism’ as he feels we are all Kiwis and should all be treated the same. This was based on the story of police having two levels of enforcement laws around driving licenses for the population in Auckland. Kiwi Ken in support of Mr Parker’s position wrote on June 8, “Our national newsreaders should have the option, even a good old Kiwi ‘gidday’ being ok. It does not matter who our ancestors were.” L NaeNae again replies: “Another one! Kiwi Ken does not get the culture/ethnic thing. As he shows a lack of respect and understanding of his own culture, it’s no wonder he cannot respect anyone else’s.

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Pivotal decisions ahead Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald took a chance, leaving the Canterbury rugby setup for more game time in Hawke’s Bay. After battling a knee injury, the former Marlborough Boys’ College first XV captain has marshalled the Magpies from the No 10 jersey in two successful Ranfurly Shield defences. He talks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about chasing an opportunity, being a leader as a rookie and the joys of being semi-professional. Tyrone Elkington MacDonald has the sporting patience of a saint. After making the move to Hawke’s Bay for more top level rugby opportunities after struggling to break-out of the Canterbury B setup, the 24-year-old is finally starting to show what he is capable of. After following six of his Canterbury mates and his former Canterbury B coach Craig Philpott to Hawke’s Bay, Tyrone spent the first year of a two-year deal out with a serious knee injury. He then suffered another injury in week one of club rugby this year which put him out for 10 weeks and then had to sit out another four weeks when he aggravated the injury in the first half of his return match. “Not being in the match day 23 last season was a bit of a double-edged sword because I was still able to be around the guys throughout the competition and I learnt about their structure.” In his first-class debut in a shield challenge against Wairarapa Bush, Tyrone scored 21 points which included a try and five conversions and two penalties in 60 minutes of work in a 58-7 victory. He followed that up on Thursday with a 20-point haul consisting of four penalties and four conversions in a 50-16 win over Horowhenua-Kapiti

“That’s the thing, I’m still considered a rookie but the coaching staff are encouraging me to take control and lead the team in certain areas and they want me to earn my teammates’ respect.” Tyrone will likely be competing for game time with Blues pivot Ihaia West, while veteran Andrew Horrell is another who can slot into the playmaker role. Tyrone followed a few teammates to the Bay in an effort for more game time. “There were a few of us in the Canterbury setup who wanted more game time. “I spoke to Craig about it and he was pretty honest, he didn’t offer me a contract or anything he just said come up and play club rugby and see what happens.” Tyrone finished a marketing degree at Canterbury University in 2013 so his move north was purely a rugby decision. “This is my chance to make it in a way.” Tyrone says being a semi-professional rugby player is tough at times but also rewarding. He has been training for the ITM Cup season since November and has had to maintain a job running sports clinics in schools while committing to long training sessions. He is the cousin of Mako hookers Jesse and Quentin MacDonald, while his sister Jayda

Elkington has played for New Zealand in age-group volleyball. Tyrone played three seasons in the Marlborough Boys’ first XV from 2007 to 2009. Two of those seasons were under current Tasman head-coach and Chiefs bound assistant Kieran Keane.

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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Yoga is a simple, practical discipline incorporating both a physical and mental practice with the main goal to develop and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. People take up Yoga for many different reasons and it has nothing to do with being flexible or fit, but this can be one of the many benefits people experience from their practice,” Loka Yoga owner and teacher Sharon Thatcher says. Located at the Blenheim end of New Renwick Road, Loka Yoga is run from a modern, purpose built studio in a quiet and peaceful setting. “Class numbers are limited so each participant gets the individual attention they deserve during class,” Sharon says. “For me it’s about giving people close care and attention in an environment that is non judgmental and non competitive.” There are different styles of Yoga available at Loka Yoga, suitable for both the absolute beginner and more experienced practitioners. Classes are customised to suit the participants of the class, with a strong emphasis on safety, correct alignment and working within personal limitations. Sharon first began practicing Yoga after suffering two prolapsed discs causing

chronic pain and sciatic nerve damage. After losing a great deal of mobility due to the severity of the pain she began practicing Yoga and was astounded by the results. “It was a life changing experience and I have been pain free since. It opened my eyes to the benefits of Yoga and I haven’t looked back”. Prior to opening Loka Yoga, Sharon lived and taught Yoga in Fiji for three years. After returning to Marlborough in 2013 Sharon and her husband John found the ‘perfect property’ to establish the business and build the studio, and Loka Yoga officially opened in March 2014. “The business has really taken off and we have already completed more upgrades to the property including more on site car parking and expanding the studio entrance to include mobility access and more storage space.” Whether it is simply to keep flexible and improve your health and well being, to manage stress and take time out for yourself, or for more profound reasons, you will always be accepted and feel welcome at Loka Yoga. For more information contact Sharon to find out which class is best suited to you.

One of Loka Yoga’s Monday morning classes. Photo provided.

Join a Yoga class Starting a Yoga class without first learning about alignment and safe practices is like taking up running without first learning to walk. An initial one on one lesson or attendance of an alignment workshop is recommended for those new to Yoga or with little knowledge of safety and alignment. This private lesson is a great way to build confidence and understanding of the key concepts of foundation poses and how to align yourself safely. You will learn how to use your body correctly to gain the maximum benefit out of each class and how to adapt Yoga to suit your capabilities.

2015 Timetable Monday Hatha Yoga: 9.30am – 10.30am Yoga Stretch: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Tuesday Yoga Stretch: 6.00pm – 7.00pm Wednesday Hatha Yoga: 6.00pm – 7.00pm Thursday Hatha Yoga: 9.30am – 10.30am Hatha Yoga: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Friday Yoga Stretch: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Saturday Hatha Yoga: 8.00am – 9.00am Sunday Yin Yoga: 4.30pm – 5.45pm


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Women in B u s i n e s s

She’s My Sister Ltd Sisters Jacqui Taggart and Cheryl Clark have turned their creative talents into a budding business. Last year they launched ‘She’s My Sister Ltd’ and went on to open their own shop at 83 Selmes Road in May. The business has been inspired by a love of tasteful, quality crafts and clothing not found in the mass produced market. Jacqui also does upholstery on small furniture using oil cloth fabric.

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Alongside their own creations, Jacqui and Cheryl have also included products from 11 other suppliers in Marlborough. “It’s a nice feeling to know we are promoting other people’s products. The shop boasts of everything from beautiful fabrics, handbags, c h i l d r e n’s c l o t h i n g a n d accessories, to jewellery, carvings and art plus so much more. “We also strive to create a unique experience for customers through the occasional events

aimed at women.” Bot h Jacqu i a nd C her yl encourage people to call in and see what they have to offer and see them at work. “We have a lounge area where groups can relax, enjoy a morning tea and even learn some craft skills.”

Timeless Trading Timeless Trading co-owner and director Maree Patchett says her business provides upcycled, eclectic and ‘shabby-chic’ items for your home. Maree has co-owned the Grove Road business with her partner Phil for the last 18 months. “We’ve set up the shop to give people ideas for their homes,” she says. “We’re trying to get away from the old, junk-filled antique shop look. “We like to see people taking

home the old and mixing it with the new.” She says the pair enjoys selling goods with a nostalgia factor. “We like unique stuff, stuff with character and life and with a story to tell. “I like it when people walk through the shop and see things which bring back memories for them, like ‘my grandma had one of those.” “I like selling all of my husband’s work. He does all shabby-chic, industrial stuff and and the

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Claire Dwyer describes her career as an audiologist as being “a nice way of helping people”. “It’s a great feeling when you know you are making a difference to peoples lives.” As charge audiologist and coowner of House of Hearing, Claire says the past seven months since opening has been hugely positive. “People really got behind us from the beginning and supported us. We have some lovely and loyal clients,” she says.

The House of Hearing specialises in providing free hearing checks, wax removal, full diagnostic hearing testing, tinnitus counselling and treatment and referrals to specialists. For clients fitted with hearing aids there are a number of follow up services also offered, helping them to manage the transition. “Our focus is on service and what is best for our clients, not for us. “Of course being independent and a full member of the New Zealand Audiological Society means we

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Wednesday July 22, 2015




Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:

BOWN: James and Nadia are proud to announce the safe arrival of their baby boy, Leo Murray David Bown (8lb 8oz). Brother of Rylie, Megan, George and Luke. Born July 16, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. We would like to thank all the staff at the maternity ward and midwife Cathy Middleton. Photo provided.

Baby photo competition entries The Sun invited local readers to enter in their favourite baby photos, with the winner receiving a coffee voucher. The competition is now closed. Five entries were submitted and the winner will be revealed in next Wednesday’s Sun publication. Anna-Joy Parsons. Entries had to be non-professional photos of babies aged 0 - 12 months, born in Marlborough. Here are the five entries.


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MACGREGGOR: Announcing the safe arrival of Jaxon MacGreggor (7lb 4oz) on July 19, 2015 at 11:45pm at Wairau Hospital. A special thank you to midwife Cathy Middleton.

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Simon and Joey Byrne.

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Katharine Wilson and Rebecca McGhie.

Bride Louise Wing with sister Christianna Stewart.

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Hannah Green and husband Simon, one of the ‘Grooms of the Year’.

Sarah and Martin Cole.

Gemma Neal and mother Carol Hartnell.

Emily Wilson and mother-in-law Sharon Wilson.

Amanda McMahon and sister Katrina Taylor.

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Show MC’s Belinda Jackson and Glenn Dick.

Mrs Personality winner Sorayah Lindstrom with husband Andrew, one of the ‘Grooms of the Year’.

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community notices The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

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

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.

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.

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10am - 2pm. Good selection of vegies, clothing, linen, walnuts & general goods. Surplus items accepted. Stall sites $5 Ph 572 9511.

SIMONSEN, Talua Ellen: On July 19 2015, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. Dearly loved mother of Vienna and Walter Cassidy, Kesia, Sharleen, Brendon (deceased) and Michael (deceased), and Venessa. Much loved Nana and great Nana. A special thanks to the staff at Wairau Hospital. Messages may be sent to the Cassidy family, 49 Leefield Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service for Talua will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, Cnr George and Henry Streets at 11am TODAY Wednesday July 22, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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.

Sheets ‘n’ Things Hand painted canvases, bags for sale! And good used linen too. Shop between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Ph: 578 1356 Ext 5 or 021 178 8337.

In Memoriam

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.

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.

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.

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acknowledgement EAGLE, Murray Warren: Aged 71, died 3rd July 2015. Irene and family would like to express their gratitude to all those who attended Murray’s funeral, it was heartwarming to see so many people there, epecially those who travelled so far and the many faces from years ago. We have been overwhelmed by the flowers, cards, phone calls, baking and visitors. Your support and thoughtfulness have given us an enormous amount of comfort. Our gratefull thanks to the wonderful staff at the Hospice for their care of Murray. Thank you to Jim Davis for conducting the funeral service with kindness and professionalism and to Cloudy Bay Funeral Services who went above and beyond to fulfill our wishes. Please accept this acknowledgment as our personal thanks.

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TOD, John: The Tod Family wishes to thank the many friends of John and family for there thoughts and help at this sad time. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement.

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Marlborough Tennis Club AGM 28 July 2015, 7.30pm At The Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre, Parker Street Presidents Report, Financial Report & Election of Officers All members welcome

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The Marlborough RSA Womens Section A.G.M will be held at the R.S.A Clubrooms August 12th at 2pm. Election of Officers, Notice of Motion, Increase of Subscriptions.

Wednesday July 22, 2015

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Bar Person Permanent/Part-Time The successful applicant will have the following attributes: • Have experience in hospitality and bar work. • Applicant must be honest, reliable and have excellent communications skills. • Must be able to work alone and as part of a team. • Must be of neat and tidy presentation and deliver excellent customer service. • General Managers Certificate would be an advantage but not necessary as training will be given. If this sounds like you, I would like to hear from you. Contact Allan Fergusson (Club Manager) 027 578 8292 or email:

Volleyball begins By Jacob Page The rust has been removed from most teams after the opening round of the Marlborough Volleyball’s Fairweathers’ Senior Winter League at Stadium 2000. After a six week break a few teams had a slow start to their games, this was especially true in the game of Cri Clovers versing USO Fiafia, with the first set going to USO 25-16. The second set was much better and Phil Gleeson of Cri Clovers played a well thought-out game. USO’s Afa Lauvai was spiking well for his team and gained some valuable points giving his team the second set win 25-23. Gleeson really came alive towards the end of the third set but was too late for salvaging the set and again it went to USO 25-21. Bella’s Team found firm in the third set of their game against Pure Samoa. PK Heng played well for Bella’s Team especially after not playing for a few years but Pure Samoa edged them out in sets 1 and 2, both 25-23.

Pure Samoa put in a team effort to then sneak home again at 2523 for three hard earned points for the table. The other Premier Grade game was played between Treefellas and a Woodbourne team. With some new players in the Woodbourne team Treefellas capitalised and took the first set 25-23. Treefellas then relaxed and Woodbourne evened the game up taking the second set 25-14. Treefellas showed their experience in the third set and with some fantastic serving from Shane Downes won the third set 25-17 and the game. Musseleers are again back in the competition and they had a tough start playing last defending champions, The Avengers, who won comfortably 25-14, 25-12 and 25-14. Safe Crackers also had a three set win when they played new team R.I.P. Josh Marshall of R.I.P. was the standout in his debut, scrambling to keep alive rallies rather well.


Barry Matthew Mason One of the most prominent and respected Maori leaders in Marlborough, Barry Mason died on Friday, aged 82 Barry was born in Christchurch, and raised at Deep Creek Canvastown until the age of 12. With his Mum and Dad, they then shifted to Wellington, where he attended high school and then Victoria University. He met Kathleen Cody in Wellington when they both worked at D.I.C, and after they were married in 1964, they shifted to Kawerau to start a family. Barry worked there as a cost accountant for Tasman Pulp and Paper. After Kawerau, the family shifted to Tokoroa at the Kinleith timber mill where he was also a cost accountant. They then went to Balclutha where he was the Financial Controller for the Clutha Licensing Trust. Barry was an avid contributor to the community; he was on the Tokoroa YMCA Trustee, Rosebank Primary School PTA, and Bay of Plenty Badminton Association Treasurer. In 1981 the family moved back to Blenheim, and Barry spent the last 34 years working with advancing the development of local iwi, following in the footsteps of his mother Aunty Kate Mason Moses QSM. He was Chair of Ngati Rarua Iwi Trust for over a decade and was a signatory to their Waitangi Tribunal Claim. He gave evidence at these hearings relaying his childhood, noting some very fond memories of his mother Aunty Katie Mason Moses and his stepfather Bill Moses. He was a prime mover and leader with the Ngati Rarua Iwi Council and the Whakarewa Trust Board and was instrumental in negotiating the return of Whakarewa lands in Motueka. This eventuated in the establishment of Ngati Rarua Atiawa Iwi

Trust where he was a Trustee. For several years Barry sat on Wakatu Incorporation and was well known for his strong financial and commercial nous. He was also Chair of Te Hauora o Ngati Rarua Ltd, one of two Maori health providers currently operating in Nelson Marlborough, and the Treasurer for Parerarua Centre. He was also a Trustee on a number of organisations, including Ngati Apa Ki Te Ra To, and Ngati Kuia Te Hora Trust. He held positions on Wairau Pa Kokiri Committee, Maori Advisory Committee to the Marlborough Campus NMIT, Te Runanganui Ki Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui, Marlborough Committee Law Centre, Ko Te Poumanawa Oranga Ki Te Tau Ihu, Te Awhina Marae Land Trustee, Te Wai Ora Trust Board, Marlborough District Council Assets Committee, Community Organisations Grants Scheme, Te Awhina Marae Health Services, Wairau Reserved Lands, and Manchester Lodge. Barry was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Barry has gone to be with his wife Kathleen, his eldest son Bernard and his mother Katie Mason Moses. He is survived by his four sons David, Peter, Martin and Gordon, and his nine grandchildren.

Sun sport

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Derry and Hefford cautious in Canada By Jacob Page Marlborough’s John Derry and Brent Hefford are fifth after three days of the 2015 World Jet Boat Championships in Canada. The duo had a rough start to the week-long event with a broken turbine on the eve of the first day meaning a lot of work had to go into the boat prior to getting on the water. The 2013 world champion and multiple time New Zealand champion says the Canadian rivers have taken some adjusting too but he said speed was increasing. “The rivers are a lot wider than we are used to in New Zealand where they are narrower and have sharper corners. “Truth be told, we are down a bit on speed from the top competitors but we had a strong second day so hopefully we can build on that.” While the rivers are wide, Derry says there are dangers lurking below. “There are plenty of rocks that

Sport inbrief

Development punish Nelson Academy The Marlborough Development Football team finished their league season in third place after a 12-0 rout over Nelson College Academy on Saturday at the Renwick Domain. Late season call-up Gaston Yabes scored six goals. Marlborough led by just 3-0 at halftime before opening the flood gates in the second half.

Knockout Cup round a washout Marlborough’s John Derry and Brent Hefford compete in the 2015 World Jet Boat Championship in Canada. Photo Mike Smith. “Heff has been busy… It’s fair in touch and hoping the guys in you have to try to avoid. “One of the other Kiwi boats to say our boat looks like a rally front of us have a few issues.” The racing continues in Alberta sunk and they were lucky to get car with notes all over the place.” Derry was still confident of a before switching to British Coout…. In fact there have been lumbia and returning to Alberta three boats that have rolled podium place. “For us it’s about starting and to end the event. (because of rocks) so you have finishing each day and staying to be careful.

Taniwha look up to the future By Jacob Page The Wairau Taniwha ended a frustrated season with a 42-10 loss to semi-finalists Wanderers Wolves at Oliver Park, on Saturday. In wet conditions the Taniwha struggled with their ball-handling early and while they had forays into the redzone of the Wanderers half, they came up empty handed. Hard charging Mel King was a standout with his strong runs, but trailing 18-4 at halftime proved too much for the Taniwha to overcome. Paradise Siloata was another who carried the ball up hard and got a well-deserved try for his efforts against a Wolves side that was using the match as a warm-up for their playoff campaign after finishing top of the table. Taniwha team manager William Harris says King takes a hit up for the Wairau while a winless season is never a good thing, Mel Taniwha in the final match of their plans are in place to rectify that next year. Tasman Rugby League season. “It’s hard to build a club back up from scratch,” William says. “We had 10 guys travel every second weekend. under 20-years-old by the end of the season The guys did well to stick it out considering and we are hopeful of retaining them. some of the scores that have been posted “We need to build a squad that is willing to against us this year.

Senior footballers will have to wait until this Saturday to begin their Knockout Cup campaign after the weather intervened on Saturday. The women’s knockout games were also cancelled. All matchups, times and locations remain the same for this Saturday.

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