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Third in the world By Jacob Page Marlborough duo John Derry and Brent Hefford have finished third in the World Jet Boat Championships on the rivers of Canada. The pair got stronger as the 10-day event went on, overcoming turbine and mechanical issues which bookended their campaign to stand on the podium. John and Brent were the top Kiwi team and were 10 minutes behind the eventual winner Rick Hollingworth, from Canada.

Continued page 2 John Derry (third from left) and Brent Hefford (third from right) with their medals. Photo credit Mike Smith - SSS Engineering.

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Podium place a race to the finish for John and Brent Continued from page 1 John says the event did not go to plan at times but he was happy with third. “Early on we battled just to get on the start line which put us behind. “I really consider marathon racing as our bread and butter,” John says. “That tortoise and hare approach where we try to be steady and consistent while the Americans and Canadians go hell for leather and

often take each other out. “I thought coming over here we would be in the top five so third and to be on the podium was a good result but the competitor inside always wants to be Number one. “I think we left our run a bit late,” John says. “If we’d started the event quicker then we wouldn’t have had to race so hard at the end to hold on to our place.” Unbeknown to John and Brent, the

team mechanics were holding the boat together in the final days. “We had some gearbox issues which I knew about but one of the guys has just come clean over a beer about the extent of it…We were lucky to finish in the end. John says the rivers, while wider than he is used too in New Zealand were excellent to race on. “The rivers were in really good condition, probably the best I’ve

raced on over here.” The duo’s boat ‘Kiwi Going Places’ will not come home with the team as the World Championships will be held in America next year, though John has yet to decide if he will compete. He will return to Blenheim later this week and start organising the New Zealand Marathon Championships which will be on the West Coast and finish in Blenheim in October.

Armistice remembered Marlborough RSA Members and special guests gathered at the Clubs of Marlborough to commemorate the Korean War Armistice earlier this week. Monday’s event marked 62 years since New Zealand’s involvement in the Korean War became peacekeeping-orientated rather than military. Guests included Pastor Joseph Hun Kim and New Zealand Korean Veterans Association Marlborough representative Ian Blissett. Mayor Alistair Sowman says the Korean conflict is slowly being shaken of its tag as ‘The Forgotten War.’ “The men and women involved should be proud of being a part of that history.” Sowman also referred to gunner Ray MacDonald, a Marlburian born in Havelock who was one of the first New Zealanders to die in the conflict. MacDonald died at Majon-ni on November 16, 1952. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea, and ended on July 27, 1953 with the armistice signing. Top Right: Joseph Hun Kim, Joo Hee Moon, Soon Ae Lee and Bruce Lee. Far right: Howard and Naida Sadd, and Pat Payne. RIGHT: Wing commander Mike Salvador and David Bamfield.

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By Adam Poulopoulos A Marlborough building company was awarded the gold-silver-bronze trifecta at the Nelson, Marlborough, and West Coast Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year awards. Peter Ray Homes won gold in the $300,000-$400,000 new home category for a build in Witherlea. They added silver in the $400,000$500,000 new home category, and bronze in the up to $300,000 new home class. The silver home is also in Witherlea, while the bronze house is located in Springlands. The annual awards ceremony was held at the Clubs of Marlborough on Saturday night. Business co-owner Rowan Lee says the gold home was built for owners with the goal of getting sunlight in every room. “It was the main focus and we achieved it. “The owners had a modern house in the past which wouldn’t capture the sun, and they went to other


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Youth Fund open The 2016 Youth Fund is open for applications and MP Stuart Smith is promoting the opportunity to local young people and youth leaders in the Kaikoura electorate. “I encourage constituents with ideas for youth-driven projects to apply for a share of the Government’s $200,000 Youth Fund. “We have many outstanding young people in our community and this fund supports activities that develop their decision-making and leadership skills,” Smith says. Funding of up to $7000 is available, with applications closing on Thursday September 10.

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companies this time around and didn’t get what they wanted. “Our focus was on creating a similar place facing the right way, which was warm and with plenty of lighting inside.” He says it was a good night for the company. “Mostly we were competing against Nelson, so it was good to do something for Blenheim.”

Other Marlborough awards included Andrew Pope Homes, who won Bronze in the GIB Show Home Award, and Glenroy Housing Limited, who took silver in the $300,000-$400,000 category for a build in Seddon. Jennian Homes Nelson took out the same category for a build in the Marlborough Sounds. Rowan says the awards showed

there was a high quality of workmanship throughout the Marlborough region. For uniformity all houses in a single category were judged by the same two judges throughout the country. They were judged in two broad categories: with workmanship attributing 65 per cent and design, functionality and style the other 35.

PJ heading home after good progress By Jacob Page Former Marlborough Boys’ College head boy PJ Lupi will be flown back to New Zealand today as he continues to impress doctors with the speed of his recovery. PJ was left in a coma after a scooter accident in Phuket on July 6. Friends, family and well-wishers helped raised more than $150,000 for his care on a Givealittle page in 48 hours to help the family pay for the best possible medical care and to take the financial burden

off a potential flight home. On a post on the Givealittle

page, PJ’s father Paul Sr says progress continues to be made. “He is much more aware of the activity going on around him and will attempt to thwart the nurses when they attempt some of the caregiving that he objects to.” PJ has also gone for brief walks around his room with the help of his brother Mark and friend Matt. “Mark and Matt felt sorry for him and took him for a walk around his room. This consisted of propping him under each shoulder to take some of

his weight and allowing him to shuffle his feet forward. He loved it and had three walks before he tired of it,” the update read. Family had been told such progress would not be possible so soon after the accident, so it seems PJ is continuing to make strong progress. PJ will fly into Christchurch today where he will be going through a rehabilitation program to try to restore memory and lost synaptic functions.

Halfway house for men possible Crossroads Marlborough Charitable Trust are looking into the possibility of opening a halfway house for homeless single men in Blenheim. The trust is looking to set up a home for men to live in while they got help accessing medical and social assistance. They would first have to apply to the Government to be recognised as a community housing provider.

Police nab $200,000 worth of drugs A Wellington man was arrested in Blenheim last week when more than $200,000 worth of drugs, including methamphetamine, were found in his car. Po lice found 16 6 grams of methamphetamine and pills believed to be ecstasy packaged in plastic bags in the car boot. A further 40g of cannabis and 12g of methamphetamine were found in the back seat of the car, as well as a shot gun.

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“We then identified how we would achieve those priorities, often in very practical terms,” Barry says. “Different working groups have already been working on some of these areas – like recycling, urban and public space design, encouraging a better retail sector, projects like encouraging views to be brought forward on the library, and working on tourism promotion. “The Working Groups, which include people from throughout the Picton community, will continue to work on the specific projects and advocacy. But now, we are starting to look into big picture strategies and ideas, with the Strategic Plan as a guideline to what we want to achieve.” Picton Smart & Connected plans to hold a public meeting in early September to communicate its activities and initiatives to date, and gather feedback on what else the community would like focused on. What would you like to see happening in Picton? Email with your feedback.

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Matt hopes it is third time lucky Matt Duggan from Cloudy Bay has won Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2015. Six contestants battled it out at the Marlborough Research Centre in Blenheim with their final challenge being to deliver a speech to over 100 people at the evening dinner at the Scenic Circle Hotel. It is the third time Matt has won the award Brenton O’Riley, from Giesen finished second and Anthony Walsh from Constellation came third. Contestants completed a wide range of activities including questions on pruning, trellising, pests & diseases, tractor maintenance, HR negotiation, budgeting and irrigation as well as having an interview and a quick fire buzzer round. This annual competition is now in its 10th year and has become an important fixture in the viticultural calendar, giving young Viticulturists the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge as well as make a name for themselves within the industry. Matt goes through to the National Final with a lot of experience and a real determination to win the national title of Viticulturist of the Year. At 29-years-old this is his last opportunity to qualify for entry.

Matt Duggan has been named Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year for the third time.

He will be competing against Regional Finalists from Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Martinborough and the National Final will be held in conjunction with Bragato from the 25 to the 27th of August in Hawke’s Bay. The national winner will be awarded a $5000 travel voucher, one year’s full lease of a Hyundai Santa Fe,$2000 cash, wine glasses and leadership training. They will also secure a place in the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition representing the viticultural industry.

Significant marine sites in jeopardy The first year of monitoring a series of significant marine sites in the Marlborough Sounds suggests large areas of deterioration and an urgent need for more formal protection. A report prepared by a Nelson marine biologist, jointly funded by council and the Department of Conservation and presented to the Marlborough District Council’s Environment Committee, makes for alarming reading, says committee chairman Peter Jerram. The report suggests that of nine sites, two had disappeared altogether while seven had diminished in size. Overall, there had been a decline of 71.6 per cent in the size of the sites over a four year period of monitoring. Sedimentation, caused by flooding rivers washing material out to sea and smothering the local habitat, was a significant cause of the damage along with the physical disturbance of the sites caused by dredging and anchoring. At present only one significant site in the Marlborough Sounds is protected as a marine

reserve. The report was a wakeup call as the speed of deterioration was frightening. “Losing 70 per cent of the area of significant sites in only four years tells us there are major problems in the way we are treating the sounds.” Council’s Regional Planning and Development Committee will consider the ecological report and determine what kind of protection council’s new resource management plan should deliver for these specific seabed sites and on the wider surrounding area. But councillor Jerram says the matter should not be left for the council to deal with alone. “We have a new plan coming out which will address this issue for remaining sites of ecological significance but the inner and outer sounds in particular are desperately fragile environments and it really needs the Ministry of Primary Industries to engage with council and the community to save our sensitive sea beds from on-going decline.”

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One final voyage Electrical engineer Noel Nielsen was working on board the first sailing of the Arahura ferry across the Cook Strait in December 1983 and he will be on board for her final crossing today. Noel talks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about life on the sea, why a musical instrument never goes astray on board and why there will never be another ship like the Arahura. Noel Nielsen has given his seal of approval to the Arahura and he would know having done thousands of trips over his 32-year association with the Interislander ship. “I was one of the chosen,” Noel says about being on the maiden voyage. “Initially there was a chance I was going to go to Denmark to standby the building of the Arahura but I was picked to be part of the crew when it came out here.” Noel says he loves the variety of the job, despite the long hours. “I look after all things on the ship that run off electricity…One day I could be changing light bulbs, the next day I could be head down, bum up in the guts of the mainframe computer that runs the engine room.” He says he can still remember his first impressions of the ship. “In those days I was living in Picton and the Arahura arrived for its first fitting on the wharf and I recall standing watching it come in and thinking ‘hell, that’s a big ship’ because I had worked on the previous ships for the company since I started in 1979 and none of them were that size. “It was quite impressive standing at the end of the link span at the end of the wharf, looking along the lines of the ship and looking up to 10 decks to the bridge.” The 69-year-old grew up on and around boats so it was just a matter of time before he made a career out of it. “I was brought up on the sea, born and bred on Stewart Island and we had fishing boats and oyster boats in the family and as kids our Christmas and New Year was always on a boat. “We got dinghy’s not push-bikes for our presents…Dad would take a boat out of service for the six-week holiday period and we would spend our time floating around Stewart Island and Fiordland.” Noel says he has mixed emotions about the final crossing,

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DIXON: Scott, Tai and big sister Iona are delighted to welcome Lucia Benita Isabella Dixon (3.73kg) on July 17, 2015 at 4:32am at Wairau Hospital. A huge thank you to midwives Sue Hudson and Mandy Stanton, Helen Crampton, the theatre team and the wonderful midwives team.

MITCHELL: Scott and Vanessa are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Millie (7lb 12oz) on July 9, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. A sister for Piiata and Chloe. Special thanks to Shona and all the staff at the maternity ward. Photo provided.

Proud parents Athol and the late Sharon McLeod and Annette and Paul Best would like to announce the wedding of Kirsty and Brad which took place on the Gold Coast in Australia on May 30, 2015. Photo provided.

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MACOWN: Jared and Gemma are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their baby girl, Madelyn Antonia Joan (9lb 5oz) on July 1 at 1:29pm at Wairau hospital. A sister for Braxton. Special thanks to our families, midwife Cathy and the staff at the maternity ward. Both well. Photo provided.

The Marlborough Breastfeeding Network are partnering with Women’s Health Action to coordinate The Big Latch On event for local breastfeeding mums this Friday. To be held at the St Christophers Hall in Redwoodtown at 10am, this event is held in venues throughout New Zealand and overseas. Local mums are encouraged to attend with their supporters where they will simultaneously breastfeed their babies. A midwife and lactation consultant will be present on the day to offer breastfeeding advice and support. The Big Latch On registration will begin at 10am, with the actual latch on taking place at 10:30am. The MC’s for this event will be Plunket representatives. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided by Plunket volunteers.

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Felicity Spencer with daughter Florence and friend Amaroa Katu at last year’s event.



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• Breastfeeding helps lay the foundation of a healthy life for a baby. • Breast milk is all a baby needs to eat and drink for about the first six months of their life. Benefits for baby: • Breastfeeding decreases the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) • Breastfeeding helps reduce the risk of obesity and may help reduce the risk of diabetes in later life. • Breast milk helps protect your baby from chest infections, meningitis, ear infections and urine infections. Benefits for women: • Breastfeeding may reduce your risk of ovarian cancer, osteoporosis and hip fracture later in life.

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Tandem feeding Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk For the past two years the Sun has followed the journey of Blenheim midwife Tai Dixon who shared her ups and downs of breastfeeding daughter Iona. What makes her journey even more special now is the recent addition of baby Lucia, born July 17. Tai is now successfully ‘tandem feeding’ a newborn and a toddler, and is happy to share her experiences with other women. Iona, now aged two, has weaned herself to one feed a day which she prefers in the mornings. Although Tai’s supply dramatically decreased during her pregnancy, Iona still continued to feed. “I’m nervous of having enough milk this time around but there are things that can be done to improve my chances. “Antenatal hand expressing worked for me, I have a small storage of frozen milk if I need it. That’s something I recommend women talk to their midwife about,” she says. Tai’s supply and the content of the breastmilk changed in pregnancy but she says by feeding Iona it has helped her to avoid the initial breastfeeding issues she experienced. “It’s still early days but so far I haven’t had any issues. ‘Extended’ breastfeeding is something Tai wishes to raise awareness of. “I am hoping that when Iona is ready she will stop herself, but there’s no rush for that. “The World Health Organisation recom-

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mends exclusive breastfeeding up to six months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. “Everyone has their own opinions and choices. For me it has been important that I exclusively breast fed, but as a midwife I support whatever choices other women make,” she says. Tai is planning to attend this Friday’s ‘The Big Latch On’ event with Iona and Lucia.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015

Cultural Dance Extravaganza

Marlborough’s cultural diversity was celebrated on Sunday when Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 hosted a ‘Cultural Dance Extravaganza’.

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 Papua New Guinea gospel singers.

Mainfreight Mainfreight in Blenheim hosted family and friends of the IHC organisation for an afternoon of fun taking people for rides in their trucks.

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 IHC event at Mainfreight, Richard Giles and Peter Jones.

Villa quiz day

 IHC event at Mainfreigh t, Terry Gifford and Philip pa Mason.

Ashwood Park Retirement Village hosted an inter-home quiz last Thursday. Villa residents from Ashwood and Bethsaida Retirement Villages took part in the inaugral event.

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 The ‘Dim Wits’ quiz team from Ashwood Retirement Village. Jill Sutherland, Jackie Wall, John Rennie, Agnes Rennie and Margaret Boese.

 Alan Brown, Margaret Bro wn and Mavis MacKenzi of Bethsaida Retirement e Village.

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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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Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. 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. MondayFriday. 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.

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.

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NEAL, Jean Ballantyne: Died on Saturday July 25 2015, at her home. In her 80th year. Loved wife of the late Peter, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Julie, Andrew and Lynette, and Karen and Joe Vunisa. Loved Mima of Thomas, Emma, and Mary-ann; Jack, and Joseva. Messages to 47 Mowat Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Life Flight Trust would be appreciated and may be sent to P O Box 14-448, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241. A service for Jean was held on Tuesday July 28. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


van SCHREVEN, Sally Joanne: Died, peacefully, on Tuesday July 28 2015 in Blenheim. Aged 60 years. Loved wife of Hugh, loved mother of Imogen. Loved daughter of Cees and the late Helen, loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend. Messages to 51 Leefield Street, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 647, Whakatane 3120. A funeral service for Sally will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am Friday July 31, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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Water polo growth continues Hundreds of Marlborough kids are stronger and safer in the water due to a three-year programme to teach them aquatic skills through water polo. Run by Stadium 2000 with funding help from Sport Tasman through Kiwisport grants and coaching input from Water Polo New Zealand, the programme has gone from strength to strength. From modest beginnings more than 230 youngsters nine to 16 from around the province now play in the weekly flippa ball and water polo leagues at the Blenheim aquatic centre in Kinross St. A modified and introductory version of water polo for those aged 9 to 13, flippa ball is not restricted to those who are capable swimmers with two of three grades played in water where they can touch the bottom of the pool. Programme director Kirsty Mat-

tison says the number of flippa ball teams had grown from six to 19 over the three years, and a more challenging grade has been added where they played in water two metres deep but were allowed flotation devices. There are also male and female water polo competitions for older and stronger kids, which attract up to 100 players a week. Kirsty says the programme had been successful in keeping young people in aquatics at a time when participation by those of secondary school age usually dropped off. “Flippa ball provides a fun way for children to learn aquatic skills, team work and basic ball skills. We have seen improved water confidence and survival skills, such as being able to tread water in the 2m deep pool.” She says the programme had spurred further growth of the

sport, with Marlborough Boys’ College now including it as part of their PE curriculum and sending teams away to interschool tournaments. Stadium 2000 had also run youth tournaments with Canterbury club Wharenui. This year the programme, which runs for 37 weeks, will cost about $35,000 to run, with Kiwisport contributing 30 per cent and the rest coming from user fees. Kirsty says Sport Tasman’s Kiwisport funding had been invaluable but was due to end, however, other funding would be sought so the programme could continue and player fees – which range from $5 to $6 a week, kept low. Right: Joe Davies playing Flippa Ball at Stadium 2000’s aquatic centre in Blenheim.

Winter league back in action Last Thursday evening saw the second week of Marlborough Volleyball’s Fairweathers’ Senior Winter League at Stadium 2000. It was a casual start to the Cri Clovers - Woodbourne Conscripts game, but it was still good to watch. Woodbourne have a lot of new players this term and improved as the game progressed, with Ethan Te Tai and Winton Brown combining well at the net with blocks and also spiking well. Tim Abrahams played a good game for Cri Clovers. The first two sets went to Cri Clovers 25-15 and 25-17. Woodbourne

Conscripts finally came out victors in the third set with a 29-27 score. Although the 3-0 score doesn’t represent it, Bella’s Team had a close game with USO Fiafia. Bella’s Team had a commanding lead in the first set, but Uso stormed home 25-19. The second and third sets was full of positive energy and a good time was had by all with some great spikes from USO, who won both the next sets 25-15 and 25-17. The last Premier Grade game, between Treefellas and Pure Samoa, was won by Pure Samoa 3-0.




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One dress size down What has felt like a repetitive two months are starting to pay off. One week ago I tried on a dress that I purchased in April. It was a size 18 (pictured). It is now too big for me. So as a form of reward I revisited the same shop and purchased a new dress of a similar style. Instead of a size XL I left with a size L. My personal coach Jane Butler has encouraged me to hang up this dress where I can see it every morning as a visual reminder of my progress. For me that is exciting as I have felt all this time nothing was happening. I had noticed my eating habits were improving, and that my body strength was increasing but I hadn’t noticed any size difference until now. It’s another step towards my dream wedding dress. Tomorrow I have my monthly weigh-in and measurements with my personal trainer Emma Burrell so I look forward to sharing those results in my next blog. In addition to my clothing sizes, I have also noticed my meal portions have decreased which was one of my main goals. Eating a small meal on a bread and butter plate feels normal now, as does drinking around three litres of water throughout the day. My goal for the next two weeks is to increase my exercise so I don’t hit a plateau.

On the wedding front, I was inspired by the recent Bride of the Year Show and after speaking with some of the brides, I went away with plenty of great ideas. It was great to see first hand how different gowns looked, how they styled their hair and how they matched their jewellery. Exciting times.

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McCaffrey in the medals By Jacob Page Marlborough rower Corey McCaffrey earned silver at the 2015 Under-23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. McCaffrey was part of the men’s coxed four which won a silver medal. Italy popped their bow in front with New Zealand in hot pursuit in the A final. New Zealand hit the front through the first 500 metre marker but Italy did not fade. The front running crews continued to race neck and neck through to the halfway point. At the 1000m point New Zealand had the slight advantage with a canvas length lead. Italy pushed on to take half a boat length margin at the 1500m with New Zealand still holding onto second with Turkey and Australia closing in. The Kiwi crew of Louis van Velthooven, Drikus Conradie, Cameron Webster, McCaffrey and coxswain Sam Bosworth showed a tremendous sprint to pull almost level with the Italians into the finish line. Italy came away with the gold in 6:24.57 with New Zealand claiming silver in 6:24.78, bronze went to Germany.

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The first round of six in the orienteering winter series was held on Saturday. The next event is being held at the Taylor Dam this Saturday, starting at 10am. For more details, visit the Marlborough Orienteering Club website.

Development get it done The Marlborough Development football side are in the semi finals of the Prices Charity Cup after beating Richmond First XI 2-1 in Richmond on Saturday. Development led 1-0 at halftime and clung on to the lead away from home.

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Blenheim’s John Kennard and Geraldine’s Hayden Paddon will be keen to impress in one of their favourites rallies, Rally Finland. have a tilt at, so we’re fothat we’re going into a therefore competitive.” Paddon says it’s one cussed on the preparation rally where we’re actually familiar with a good rally at a time. “However for the car and for myself. proportion of the stages. we are using Finland The last few rallies have “Yes, that’s the same for and the next rally in gone well, but we need everyone else as well, but Germany as a build-up to stay realistic and do hopefully it helps us to be to Australia, which is a things step by step.” more comfortable and rally we really want to

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service park is in the same place every year, you’re familiar with the town, and you’re familiar with roads, so that makes it easier. It’s not quite a home rally, but when you’re comfortable it’s easier to be more relaxed for the event to go well. “This year, Finland is a significant event for my co-driver John – he did his first WRC rally there as a co-driver in 1985 and it’s also his 50th WRC event. It’s going to be a special weekend for John so it would be nice if we can give him a wee present and have a good result.” Paddon says they have a good base of pace notes from previous years. “There are some new stages, but in general, the stages are pretty familiar to us because we’ve done them a few times. It’s the first time this year

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The Marlborough Boys’ College first XV’s chances of making the University of Canterbury championship rugby semifinals all but vanished after a 24-16 loss to Burnside High School on Saturday. The team had hoped home field advantage would help their cause but they were unable to match it with Burnside for the full 70 minutes.

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