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Living his dream By Jacob Page Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson may be in his summer holidays but is looking forward to getting back to famed dance school, Juilliard, just so he can get back in the studio and “relax”. The 19-year-old, who perfected his skills with the Marlborough Dance Centre before heading overseas, is two years into a four year journey at Juilliard but will return to where it all began for a double bill of Peter Pan and Paquita Grande Pas Classique at the Floor Pride Civic Theatre from August 14 to 16. Continued page 2 Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson returns to Blenheim in a dance adaptation of Peter Pan next month. Photo credit Emily Lockard-Furry INSET: Josh and brother Xavier at Central Park.

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Joshua returns to where it all began Continued from page 1 Joshua says he has kept busy by running a series of workshops around New Zealand as he looks to fund the $32,000 he needs for year three at Juilliard, but is excited about spending a few weeks in Blenheim next month. “I know it’s meant to be a summer break, but I’m still pretty busy… There’s a lot of preparation that goes into all this so in some ways it will be nice to get back to New York and continue learning and just dancing. “It’s really exciting to be coming back to Blenheim which is where I learnt to dance really. “It will be great to be able to perform in Blenheim, it’s a familiar audience and the town has been really good to me.” Joshua says he has enjoyed learning about choreography while at Juilliard and it has offered him another potential career path.

“I always thought I would just dance and then look at creative avenues like write a novel but I’ve really enjoyed choreography which I wasn’t entirely expecting.” Joshua says he has learned to accept the expectation that comes with being a student from the famed school. “People do have expectations when you say what school you’re from…I’ve never

been so nervous like I was before my first Juilliard production and I hopefully never will be again.” Joshua says he was looking forward to performing a double bill in Blenheim. “Paquita is very classical while Peter Pan is more contemporary…He has a bit more attitude and I like playing characters like that.”

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Pa Kids celebrate Maori Language Week By Adam Poulopoulos Children from the Pa Kids programme at Omaka Marae met at Countdown Springlands this week, all in the name of Maori language. Sixteen children were joined by nine family members to move around the supermarket in groups labelling items with their Maori name. The initiative took place to mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, or Maori Language Week. Parent and event coordinator Tineka Smith says the event helps make children more familiar with

the Maori language. “For us it’s about nurturing our tamariki (children) to be able to think in both languages, and to normalise Te Reo Maori, whether it be at school or at places like the supermarket. “The people at Countdown are quite excited. They’re hoping people leave the labels up for the rest of the week.” The children were split into four groups and given 20 items to find each. Pa Kids meets every Wednesday night during the school term.

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Skate park ‘unfairly targeted’ By Celeste Lodewyk Blenheim woman Bec Moorhouse has hit back at claims that children are unsafe while using the park, saying it’s all been “blown out of proportion”. She also believes the negative publicity is one of the reasons why families choose not to use the park. Last month Bec publicly announced she would tackle the ‘skate park stigma’, by launching regular public events, including the recent Blenheim Skate Jam and fortnightly supervised evenings. A Facebook was also created titled Scoot, Skate & Ride Marlborough, a forum for adults, youths and children to upload their videos, photos and safely trade parts. She says she has spoken with Blenheim Police on the claims, as well as park users, and has been assured that there have not been serious incidents as reported in the media. “Police are monitoring the Blenheim Skate Park with video surveillance and patrols daily, and have told me they are not aware of drug deals, violence or other unlawful acts taking place.

inbrief Winners announced Joshua Dickens, Hannah Dickens, Ethan Mills, Trinity-Dillion Williams and Lucy Wilson have all won prizes in The Sun’s July animal colouring competition. Winners will be notified by phone and prizes can be picked up at The Sun’s office on 72 High Street.

Lupi back in New Zealand Some of the crowd that gathered for the Blenheim Skate Jam earlier this month.

“I think the wrong information has been put out to the public and is feeding this stigma that has been created. “It really annoys me because I have been working hard to create these supervised events to entice parents to bring their kids down and help change the stigma of the place. “My son has been a regular user of the park for three years and he hasn’t seen or told me of any drug deals or bullying. “The occasional cigarette smok-

ing maybe, but no drugs,” she says. Bec has spoken to several parents since launching the public skate events and says all the feedback has been positive. “One mother says since the first public event she has brought her children most weekends and hasn’t had any issues. “She also mentioned she had encouraged other people to take their kids down who initially were put off, but are now happy to go there. “If there have been any incidents

they haven’t been significant enough to have been noticed,” she says. Originally planned for Friday evenings, the supervised events will now be on Sundays so more younger children can attend. This kicks off this Sunday (August 2) from 11:30 - 2pm. There will be a sausage sizzle and coffee cart. What are your thoughts on the ‘skate park stigma’? Email celeste@blenheimsun.

Future plan for MBC up for discussion By Jacob Page Marlborough Boys’ College principal Wayne Hegarty says the time is right for the school to start forging its own path with the community. The principal and the board of trustees will hold a public ‘Annual Review & Future Planning Evening’ at the school hall on Tuesday night to inform people of the school’s future plans as well as seeking out public input into the makeup of that future. The meeting will not be about any future site of MBC with


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the issue from the Ministry of Education. “It’s a board that have become increasingly involved in strategic planning over the last 18 months. “It’s the right place and the right time. “When I first arrived, a lot of the direction was set by ERO (Education Review Office)…We were on regular one year review with ERO. “Their recommendations became our planning. “So five years in we’ve seen some pretty dramatic improvement in a lot of areas so this is a

chance to take stock, look at where we have come from and where we would like to go.” Wayne says it’s an opportunity for the public to get an idea of what plans are in place and contribute to shaping the school as a whole. The meeting will begin at 7pm on Tuesday in the MBC hall. While there has been no word from the Ministry of Education on the future location of secondary schooling in Marlborough, Wayne says they continue to invest money in current infrastructure when it comes to health and safety.

Former Marlborough Boys’ College head boy PJ Lupi will continue his rehabilitation closer to family after flying home from Phuket. PJ was involved in a serious scooter accident on July 6 which left him in a coma. His family will now decide the best course of action in his recovery.

Rockquest success Queen Charlotte College student Aidan Quinn-Brereton has been named one of the 10 best solo and duo acts nationally in the Smokefree Rockquest. The judges will announce today which of the 10 solo and duo acts make the grand final. Just six bands and three solo and duo acts would be chosen to perform in the final concert at Epsom Girls Grammar in Auckland on September 11.

Jazz festival The South Island’s best jazz bands gather in Blenheim for another year next month. The Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival is being held across the Marlborough district from August 5-8. Public performances will be held before the gala concert on the evening of August 8.

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Savvy siblings set up store By Adam Poulopoulos Once upon a time, sisters Jacqui Taggart and Cheryl Clark had very different jobs, but now, their mutual love for clothes and craft has brought them together. Jacqui and Cheryl started their clothes store ‘She’s my Sister,’ on Selmes Road, on May 1. The Blenheim-born pair sell ‘upcycled’ clothing and crafts. They stock their own goods under the ‘She’s my Sister’ brand as well as other local products. The store features a lot of oneoff products, and the pair pride themselves on a lack of wastage – the leftover fabric used to make each is also stocked. In their past lives Cheryl worked as a graphic designer and Jacqui as a travel agent. Jacqui says she had a love for

craft and furniture and Cheryl for clothing, and the decision to open was not hastily made. “We’d had the idea in mind for about the last five years, and Cheryl and I had seriously discussed it for the last two. “They (interests) just came together…the opportunity was there and the time felt right.” She says upcycled goods are trendy in Marlborough, and the interest from others had helped the store gather momentum. Cheryl says their location, on the old Selmes Road Garden Centre site, had also helped. “People still turn up looking for the garden centre, so it is quite an iconic spot.” Cheryl says with the interest shown by locals and the talent in the Marlborough region, the

Sisters Cheryl Clark and Jacqui Taggart in their Selmes Road premises.

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The Furnishing Centre on the move By Adam Poulopoulos More carparking and greater visibility is behind Denise Dinmore’s decision to move her business into its new site on Grove Road. Denise’s business, The Furnishing Centre, is heading to 62 Grove Road, moving from the site at 4 John Street. Denise and staff begin moving stock today, and the new store officially opens on August 10. The Grove Road site was for-

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merly occupied by Hawkesbury Road Clothing. Denise says she is looking forward to adding some new clients to her current base. “We welcome new customers who found it difficult to find us, but now you can’t miss it. “We will have carparks which is fantastic. People can drive around the back and park there, which is a huge advantage for the business. “The building will be warm in winter and cold in the summer,

and the shape and ambience is in keeping with our business.” She says she will not be holding an opening ceremony at the new store, preferring to open quietly. The Furnishing Centre has been on John Street for the last 12 years, and Denise has owned it for the last four and a half. It specialises in curtains but also sells other soft furnishings, and provides one-on-one Denyse Dinmore at The Furnishing interior design services. Centre’s current site on John Street.

That elusive chocolate milk By Jacob Page A date has now been set for the South Island launch of Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk, which looks set to include Marlborough. The popular chocolate milk will be hitting South Island stores from Wednesday, September 2 together with two new flavours developed with two other Kiwi brands. While stockists have not been confirmed, a spokesperson said once Marlborough suppliers are known, a list will be put up on the company website A blend of Lewis Road’s Premium Whole Milk and Whittaker’s 5 Roll

Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate – Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk has been available in the North Island only since October last year due to the location and capacity of its plant in Mangatawhiri, in the Waikato. It quickly became a sell-out success and since then increasing capacity to meet the unprecedented demand and achieve national distribution has been the company’s number one priority. “We want to thank Mainlanders for their patience as we’ve been expanding our production capacity and working through the logistics of distributing our Chocolate Milk throughout the length and breadth

of the country,” says Lewis Road Creamery founder Peter Cullinane. “We are equally pleased to be sharing the news of two brand new flavours of milk that will be released nationwide at the same time. “We will be revealing what these new flavours are when they launch in early September.” Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk and two all-new flavoured milks will be available from selected supermarkets and speciality food stores throughout the South Island from September 2, in two recyclable bottle sizes – priced from 750ml, RRP $6.49 and 300ml RRP $3.69.

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COUNCIL NEWS New Council Appointed Trustee for Business Trust Marlborough Business Trust Marlborough is an advice service for small businesses in Marlborough, helping them to thrive and helping Marlborough to succeed as a smart and connected economy. Funded by the Marlborough District Council and the Marlborough Employment Enterprises Trust, the trust is looking for a new council-appointed trustee to join its board. This is a voluntary position. The ideal candidate would have rural and/or legal experience, as well as being well-regarded in their business field. The new trustee will join a board with a diverse range of local business people, appointed as Trustees, who all want to see Marlborough businesses thrive. Please apply by August 21 to or Neil Henry, Marlborough District Council, PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240. The role will be subject to council approval. Business Trust Marlborough helps businesses of all types - startups as well as existing businesses – offering a free, confidential advice and guidance on any aspect of business, or business idea. The trust’s well-qualified Client Advisor provides free information and advice to help business succeed. This advice includes business development services such as: business coaching; business mentoring; business training; business resources; and business networking.


1. Rivers and Drainage Maintenance Heavy Plant – Contract 2015/18 2. Rivers and Drainage Maintenance Strategic Labour – Contact 2015/19 Marlborough District Council invites tender for the above contracts. Contract one involves rivers and drainage works on the main Wairau floodplain downstream of the Waihopai confluence and in Picton. The work is predominantly heavy machinery work of a maintenance nature. The contract is for a three year term with two further possible extensions of two years each. Contract two involves the provision of a small labour group to carry out strategic labour works including agrichemical spraying into water, other agrichemical spraying, pumping station operational maintenance, tree planting and maintenance and other general labour. The area is the main Wairau floodplain downstream of the Waihopai confluence and in Picton. The contract is for a three year term with two further possible extensions of two years each. Tenders close at 4.00 pm on Monday 24 August 2015. Tender documents can be obtained from Marlborough District Council website at www. All enquiries should be directed to: Geoff Dick Marlborough District Council PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240 Ph: 03 520 7400 email:

Scot is new citizen After moving to New Zealand in 1999, Scots aircraft engineer John Clark has become one of Marlborough’s newest citizens. Wearing the Ancient McDonald tartan of his family, Mr Clark affirmed his new status in a ceremony conducted by Mayor Alistair Sowman. Citizenship ceremonies are held regularly at the Council chambers with up to 30 people declaring their allegiance to this country and getting a formal welcome to our Marlborough community. Candidates are able to invite family and friends to attend the ceremony to witness the change of citizenship – from the country of birth to the country of choice. The majority of Marlborough’s new citizens come from Britain but

increasingly our region is becoming the new home to a diverse range of nationalities. At this month’s ceremony, our newest citizens came from Britain, Brazil, Samoa, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Citizen application packs are available from the Council. More information about citizenship: Department of Internal Affairs Ph: 0800 22 51 511.

More choice of e-resources available through your library Did you know you can read newspapers and magazines from New Zealand and around the world, either at the library or from the comfort of your own home? All you need is internet access and a Marlborough District Libraries card. PressDisplay by PressReader provides access to 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. As well as newspapers, a range of magazines are also available - from Dish, Good Living, Green Ideas, or My Wedding to NZ Golf and NZ Rugby World and Australian Mountainbike and Inside Sport.

You can find these resources by orientated consortium, provided clicking on newspapers online through OverDrive. on the libraries website www. • Bolinda BorrowBox provides resources that are accessible Our libraries have recently through an app that is available established another consortium with in iOS and Android versions and Tasman District Libraries to provide is free to download from the another eBook/eAudio selection Google Playstore or the Apple through Bolinda BorrowBox – with Appstore. Then go to www. a strong emphasis on New Zealand and Australian content. and click on eBooks and eAudio There is currently access to 455 books or come to the library e-books and 34 eAudio titles information desk if you need with the collection being added assistance. to regularly. Bolinda BorrowBox offers a contrast to our other, US-

Free computer courses The Marlborough District Library in Blenheim offers a big range of learning resources to our community. Ask at the library information services desk if there’s something you need to research or learn more about. Starting this month there’s opportunity to learn basic computer skills – with an introductory class as well as help to learn how to create documents and use email. Absolute beginners should start with Computer Basics (for the other courses you need to be able to use the computer’s mouse).

Positive ageing One of the biggest decisions made later in life is whether or not to remain in the family home. Sometimes the issue is taken out of the hands of an older couple or a person living alone, through a family decision, perhaps for health reasons. However, some retired people also choose to downsize, perhaps leaving a large, older home for a smaller, lower maintenance property, or to move closer to family. There are many issues to consider given that, for most people, their home is their largest investment. Marlborough District Council PO Box 443 Blenheim 7240 New Zealand

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Downsizing your home in retirement Some people stay in their own home as long as they can - until they feel ready for a retirement property or a unit at a retirement village. Others choose to sell earlier, buying a smaller, less expensive property, freeing up funds for their living costs in retirement or so they can make other investment decisions. The financial implications of living independently and paying for necessary services or moving into a retirement village will depend on individual circumstances. It’s important to consider all the costs

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The Sun Who’s paying? A culvert had been placed under the road up St Highway 63 just past Renwick the last few weeks holding up traffic and that’s a bit of a pain. Fair enough, but only a week after that asphalt was put down and I see that it’s already stuffed & patches need doing! Whose paying for that mess to be fixed? Marlborough roads had better not charge us tax & rate payers to do this fix up over a fix up!

Keep it local Let me guess, the $8000 Pollard Park sign was designed in Nelson by a top notch/expensive designer. Come on council keep it local!

Stand out To the person running up Wither Rd, 7pm Thursday 23rd July. Get some reflective gear and don’t wear black. The logo on your shorts is not enough. You were so close to being a statistic.

Consider others I own and run an appointment based business with clients booking their times, my work is a busy day starting at 9am and some evenings finishing at roughly 7pm. I find it outstanding that some select customers that visit constantly arrive late OR just not show up at all! Please remember that if you are one of these people in life, it’s a reflection of how much you respect that person... Sadly it’s something that as our lives grow busier we are less aware of the other people we’re affecting.

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Please return my bike Would the person who kindly borrowed my bike on Friday 17th July, from Charles Street after midnight please return it intact to Crossroads or the Police. It’s Silver with a old fashioned carrier on it, white handle bars and very small seat. Thank You.

To the girls at smoove your lunches are the best value in town and wow awesome American hotdogs I will be back.

Park elsewhere please The staff from Yealands who park all day in Park Tce and get picked up and taken to your place of work. Please park somewhere else and leave the parks for the ones who work in the street. And stop parking your 4WD on yellow lines on the corner to get coffee!!!


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Lansdowne carpark How long do people have to wait & how much damage will happen to cars before the crappy large potholes are fixed? You can’t put gravel in a big hole and hope it goes away. Council say wait till the big development, when? However do they not realise they wasted money not fixing it properly months ago. Potholes & mud is poor for this sports area, Renwick & Picton sports carparks are perfect.

Our culture Good to see so many schools and organisations embracing Maori Language Week. It’s an important part of our culture.

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Dear Ed, It does feel like I’m banging my head against a brick wall, but here goes. In simple terms on the 6 February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Maori chiefs from parts of New Zealand on behalf of their iwi, in good faith that they were on equal terms with the crown. Unfortunately this was not the case, the result was the colonisation of New Zealand, whereby Maori culture was suppressed. There was a long period of time when it was forbidden for Maori children to speak their native language at school. This is one of many injustices. So, when people talk about being “equal” by bringing two cultures together making them one, assimilation is inevitable, which makes for a culturally intolerant New Zealand. The effect still felt strongly today. In recent times the New Zealand government have been trying to right the wrongs of the past for Maori, hence land settlements etc. Although there have been some positive changes for Maori, unfortunately, statistically Maori still fall short in some areas, health being one. I appreciate that this may be hard to stomach for some people who simply don’t care or can’t comprehend the implications of the past and it’s present effect on Maori. Some things may appear unjust or racist as a couple of you have pointed out, but as I have mentioned before, if you genuinely care about being a “Kiwi” do some research, dig a little deeper, you may learn something, or not. L.Nae Nae

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Dear Ed, My father passed away recently and we held a garage sale as a general clear up, imagine my delight as I spied across the driveway a representative from Bayleys Real Estate handing my newly widowed mother a card and asking if she was selling the property! Are these the depths that Real Estate agents have sunk to now? The equivalent of ambulance chasing but instead of injured persons they seek out the bereaved and vulnerable in their desperate attempt to get a leap on the market? I am disgusted by this person’s behaviour and treatment of my mother and will ensure I never use Bayleys for anything in the future other than somewhere to spit as I pass their offices. Jon Todd

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Why extensive cuts to our home care? I have worked with a client for 16 years. She has paid tax since 14 years of age. Through war & depressions. Now her 1.5 hours per week has been reduced to 1 hour per week. How is this logical? How can the government justify these cuts?! Shes 96 this year!

‘Liquor Store’ opening in Springlands, all ready too many here in Blenheim. Why open another one? Public don’t need anymore.

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Find a bin... On the route we walk our dog there is a bin at the start of the walk and thats it. The council need to provide more bins. If they are there people will use them.

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My last meal on Earth would be... Bluff oysters and plum pudding, not necessarily together. One of my best holidays was... Travelling NZ with my husband in our mobile home for three months was fantastic. My guilty TV pleasure is... Living Channel and The Voice Australia.


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I’m inspired by... My two-year old granddaughter Ada. She is the light of my life. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? My sense of humour. Having fun and being a bit crazy is a key requirement in my life and I couldn’t do without it. Who would you love to have a meal with? Ricky Martin and John and Bronagh Key.

What would you spend your last $100 on? My grand-daughter and a movie and coffee with girlfriends. What’s next on your wish list? Good health so that I can be there for my family. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I’ve been skydiving over Franz Josef Glacier and have the t-shirt to prove it.

Springlands School puts environment first By Jacob Page Springlands School has instigated its own review of its Green-Gold Enviro School status yesterday as it looks to improve on its environmental initiatives. A group of students took the examiner on an eco-race similar to the format of ‘The Amazing Race’ and illustrated some the environmental and cultural achievements. The students went to their orchard, their mud hut, their fish pond as well as cultural sites. The school began the initiative five years ago and is one of only two schools in Marlborough with the top honour. Teacher in charge Cathee Wilks says Springlands School took their enviroschool duties very seriously. “We wanted the review so we could ensure that we were still meeting all the standards. “It’s a chance for us to celebrate what we have accomplished so far and ask ourselves are we still a green-gold school and what areas do we need to work on. “It’s quite an honour to be an enviroschool and it’s an integral part of who

we are and what we teach here.” Cathee says it’s important the kids have a voice and gain confidence to make the most of the project. “From our last review one of our goals was Maori perspective and we felt that was an area in the school that we could work on so now we have a very strong Kapa Haka group. “To have someone here looking at what we are doing is quite a big thing for the school but we want the kids to take the lead and that’s what we are seeing.

ABOVE: Springlands School pupils show off their cultural side during the eco-race. LEFT: Springlands School pupils Louis Girling (left), Maisie Cornelius, Jack Flanagan and George Adams wait for their time to shine during the eco-race on Thursday.


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Speech study a chance for clarity By Jacob Page A Blenheim speech and language therapist is urging Blenheim parents to sign up for a University of Canterbury study looking at speech development. The project called KidsWords is hoping to have a sample size of 3000 children aged between 16 and 30 months old to see how children in New Zealand learn and develop their speech. Rachel Patrick from Jibber Jabber Speech Therapy says the study should give a good

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- weekend event guide Friday 31 Blenheim Social Dance Club Dance to Geraldine Band “Breakthru”. Ballroom, Sequence, Latin, Rock n’ Roll. 7.30pm - 11.30pm at the St Christophers Hall, Redwoodtown, Blenheim. Everyone invited. Only $10pp plus a plate for shared supper. Blenheim Library Book Sale Good quality used books including adult books - hardback, paperbacks and children’s books - Great Value. From 50 cents to $4.00. from 9.30am-3.30pm at the library. Opening Preview The annual members’ exhibition, including many well-known Marlborough artists. Prizes awarded in categories in Oil/Acrylic, Pastel, Photography, Prints/Drawing, Watercolour, Weaving/Pottery/3D. The Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High Street, Blenheim, 6pm - 7pm. Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock. The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen on 573 6868 or check out our Facebook or Trip advisor pages. Picton Museum 10am - 4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am - 4pm. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm - 5pm Wed – Saturdays 10 London Quay, Picton, Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Rainbow Ski Area See for more details.

Saturday 1 Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds Depart from Picton for a trip to Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary, take a guided stroll around the reserve to spot the native birds and wildlife. Back onboard, cruise to New Zealand King Salmon’s Ruakaka farm. Learn how the Marborough salmon are farmed, visit the farm and feed the fish. Bookings at or phone 577 9997.

Scouts National Scarf Day Pollard Park 1pm, Baden Powell Corner , all past and present Scouts along with anyone interested in finding out about Scouts in Marlborough. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd, Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928. Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillon’s Point Rd opens 9am - 12pm Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835. Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, Today and Sunday, 10am. Redwood Market 8am - 12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357. Picton Men’s Shed “Where men can do what men do best” 9am - 12pm and Wednesday 9am - 4pm. Phone Rex Carson 021 469 191 or Bill Rogers 573 5507 for more information. Renwick Domain Skate Park Renwick Domain is home to a 1300 m2 concrete skate park featuring a spine, wedge, fun box, one-quarter pipe, drop in and grind box. Access: Uxbridge Street, Renwick. Pollard Park Blenheim’s premier Pollard Park is Marlborough’s showcase with 24.6 ha of wooded parkland, meandering stream and golf course. Also included are: Floral gardens, Playground, Rose gardens, Native rockery, Rhododendron Dell, Scented garden. Main Gates, Parker Street.

Sunday 2 Scoot, Skate & Ride - Supervised All ages are welcome. Bring your skateboard, scooter or BMX and show us your tricks and moves. Blenheim Skate Park, 1 Horton Street, 11.30am - 2pm. Southern Jam Pre Concert Meet the young Jazz Giants to wish them well for the competition. Dodson Cafe, Dodson Street.

Riverside Railway 1.45pm Train departs Brayshaw Park Station for Beaver Station, Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. 3.00pm Train departs Brayshaw Park Station for Omaka and return. Fares adults $10, child $5 ( Omaka $6 and $3) CASH ONLY.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Up & Coming

Scouts National Scarf Day Pollard Park 11am, Baden Powell Corner, all past and present Scouts along with anyone interested in finding out about Scouts in Marlborough.

7th August Eastern States Speedway Fundraising Dinner. Held at the Woodbourne Tavern. $35 per person, 2 course buffet. Guest speaker, and raffles through out the evening. Tickets available from The Woody.

Orienteering Winter Series # 2, Taylor Dam 10am start. For further details visit:

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Animal Farm Park For Parents and Children Under 5, Walnut Ranch offers a petting farm so your little ones get a great introduction to animals. 70 David Street.

‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your interest

14 - 16 August

Farmers Market Showcasing the best of Marlborough some of the stalls are Harwood Produce, Koromiko Eggs, Banjo Brews, Traditional Country Preserves, Nuggety Creek, Riverina, Garden Bee Honey, Spudz n Greens. Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local.

Peter Pan Double Bill Paquita Grand Pas Classique. Marlborough Dance Centre welcomes the return of Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson from New York. More info ph 520 8560. 27 August

Tasman Makos v Manawatu Come and show your passion when the mighty Tasman Makos take on the Manawatu Turbos. 7.35pm

Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am, Murray Ph 578 9199 or Tony Ph 577 9776. Petanque 10am and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street – John Ph 577 9789. Tramping Club We go on tramp’s Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel Ph Mary Ph 572 8762 or Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1 - 4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. For more info contact Jim 578 8974 or Rod 579 4601.

Scouts National Scarf Day Saturday 1pm at Baden Powell Corner. Everyone Welcome.

Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission. Associated Modellers Society. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm - 4pm $2.

Picton Cinemas Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (M) new Mr Holmes (PG) Magic Mike XXL (R16) Madame Bovary (M) Ted 2 (R16) Minions (PG) The Falling (R16) Marshland (R16) Bookings essential movies after 5pm

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Estate Auction SATURDAY 1st AUGUST – 10am Cash or cheque only

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An invitation from the Board of Trustees MARLBOROUGH BOYS’ COLLEGE Annual Review & Future Planning Evening MBC College Hall 5 Stephenson Street, Blenheim Tuesday 4th August 7.00pm An insight into our school’s academic, leadership, sporting and artistic performance. A celebration of success and a conversation about our future focus for the young men of Marlborough. Current and future members of our school community, stakeholders, supporters and the wider community are all welcome.

Marketing Administrator Queen Charlotte Track Inc. is an incorporated society requiring a Marketing Administrator to work part time, approx 25-30 hours per month, fluctuating each month. (There is also a possibility to extend these hours with another local organization) Applicants must have experience in the following: • Background in marketing and/or promotions • Excellent administration skills and proficient in Word & Excel • Accuracy and attention to detail • Confident, enthusiastic personality For full details of job description please contact Rob Burn at before 6th August.

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‘Shakeout’ earthquake prep urged More than 500,000 New Zealanders have signed up to take part in New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill at 9.15am on 15 October, says Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye. “This is a great start. Our goal is to have at least 1.5 million people signed up for the drill, so 11 weeks out we’re a third of the way there,” Kaye says. “During the drill, New Zealanders will drop, cover and hold to practise the right actions to take during an earthquake. “I encourage everyone to sign up for ShakeOut. We want as many people as possible taking part, from individuals and families to schools, shops, businesses and other organisations. “ShakeOuts are held in other countries, including the US, Canada and Japan, but our previous drill in New Zealand in 2012 had the largest participation rate of any ShakeOut anywhere. “We want to show once again that we’re world leaders in earthquake drills, to improve our preparedness as a nation. “New Zealand is prone to earthquakes, so we all need to take responsibility and know how to get through. “By signing up on the ShakeOut website, you can get information on the right actions to take before, during and after an earthquake. There are also resources to help you promote and engage others in ShakeOut, such as posters, web banners and colouring pictures for kids.” “ShakeOut is a great example of an innovative way to engage people in preparing for a potential emergency. So if you haven’t signed up yet, jump online and sign up now.” Sign up to New Zealand ShakeOut at

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Births This Week DIXON, Lucia Benita Isabelle (3.73kg) July 17, 2015 MACOWN, Madelyn Antonia Joan (9lb 5oz) July 1, 2015 MITCHELL, Millie (7lb 12oz) July 9, 2015

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Death Notices BLAIR, Athol Kenneth: July 27, 2015 BROWNLEE, Shirley Anne: July 15, 2015 FIELDING, Dorothy Elizabeth (Dot): July 28 2015 GILES, Audrey Muriel: July 24, 2015 GRENFELL, Wilma Julie (nee Gill): July 25, 2015 HALL, Jocelyn Clervaux, 819460 WWII HASSELDINE, Stella Cecilie: July 27, 2015 HOSKING, George Francis: July 28, 2015 LEADLEY, Nola (nee Burnett): July 27, 2015 LESLIE, Judy: July 26 2015 McCARTHY, Edith Margaret (Fay) (nee Goodman): July 26, 2015 NEAL, Jean Ballantyne: July 25, 2015 OWEN, Heather Allen: 26 July, 2015 PEARSON, Ethel Olive (Tiny): July 26, 2015 POPE, Brian Arthur: July 28, 2015 RAWLINGSON, Reginald Howard (Reg): July 23, 2015 SPOWART, Reginald Alexander: July 22, 2015 van SCHREVEN, Sally Joanne: July 28, 2015

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POPE, Brian Arthur: Passed away, peacefully, on July 28 2015 at Hospice Marlborough in the presence of his daughters, at the age of 83. Loved, cherished and dearly missed by his daughters Stephanie and Alison, loved husband of the late Val. Much loved brother of Jill, and the late Daph and Midge. Loved and held in high regard by all his family and valued friends. Messages may be sent to the Pope Family c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Brian will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street, at 2pm Monday August 3, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 in memoriam

Gray, Ian Passed away 1st Aug 2005. So loved and so missed by Diane, Carole, Sally, Peter and families. Gray, Ian My loving Dad, you left us 10 years ago tomorrow. Gone from our sight but never from our memories. Gone from our touch but never from our hearts. Treasured memories of you will last forever. Remembered and loved by Sally. acknowledgement

Badman Ngaire Emily: August 9th 1914 to June 25th 2015. Shirley, Eric, Trish, Jill and families wish to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and all who attended Mum’s service. Your support and thoughtfulness gave us an enormous amount of comfort. It has helped to ease the pain of losing a much loved Mother, Nana, great Nana and great great Nana. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary. The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email or phone 577 7868.

Renata joins Makos The Tasman Makos have continued their recruitment drive ahead of the upcoming ITM Cup season with the signing of Trent Renata. Renata, 27, can play both fullback and firstfive-eighth, and has been signed from Otago. He played for the champion Highlanders in this year’s Super 15, and he joins a sizable Highlanders

contingent at the Makos, including Shane Christie, Joe Wheeler, Alex Ainley, Ross Geldenhuys, Marty Banks and Kane Hames. Before moving south last year Renata played for Waikato, debuting in 2008. He played 66 games for the Mooloos, scoring 444 points. He is a former New Zealand Under 20 and New Zealand Maori representative.

Jack will be busy at awards Marlborough’s Jack Glover will be one of 13 judges to taste more than 1300 wines at the New World Wine Awards next week. The independent judging panel of 13 wine experts will be required to blind-taste up to 120 wines each per day over three days from August 3 to August 5. Chair of judges Jim Harré attributes this sustained growth to winemakers’ confidence in the integrity of the process, with wines judged using the same internationally-recognised points system as all other leading wine awards, and the benefits of these awards over others in terms of distribution and promotion of medal-winning wines. Also contributing to driving up the number of entries this year was a change to the minimum number of bottles available for sale to be eligible to enter, down from 6000 to 5000. There are further reductions to the minimum stockholding for lesser-known varietals such as some aromatics and dessert wines, which are typically made in smaller

quantities. “This gives consumers nationwide the chance to get to know some of the lesserknown varietals by trying medal-winning wines that have been judged by an independent panel of expert wine judges,” Harré says. “More and more people are choosing to buy their wine at the supermarket at the same time as they stop and get what they need for dinner, so the New World Wine Awards takes the guess work out of choosing award winning wines at a great price,” Harré says. The independent panel of wine experts will judge the wines entered in the awards from August 3-5 at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, scoring each wine according to the internationally recognised 20-point system. The judges will award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, with the best wines in each category re-tasted to determine the champion wine of each varietal, plus the overall champion red and champion white.

Friday FACT Having bridesmaids in a wedding wasn’t originally for moral support. Bridesmaids would dress in similar dresses to the bride and it is thought they were intended to confuse evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride.

C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Healing (11) 7. Good view; ... point.(7) 11. Californian white-oak. (5) 12. Beginning. (7) 13. Metal tip at end of shoelace. (5) 14. Sweet-sounding. (9) 15. Forager (9) 16. Musical instrument. (6) 18. Raving. (7) 21. Divisions of land (4) 23. Horse(inf) (3) 25. Bird’s crest. (3) 27. Resound. (4) 28. Cheer. (7) 30. Ring-throwing game. (4-2) 32. Sharp blow. (3) 33. Political satirist, ... Scott.(3) 34. Account-book. (6) 35. Bridged intersection. (7) 36. Agriculture minister, ... Falloon (4) 37. Stimulating tablet, ... pill. (3) 39. Estimated time of arrival (abbr) (3) 41. female red deer. (4) 43. Reproached sarcastically. (7) 45. Not harsh. (6) 48. City in England. (9)

By Russell McQuarters 49. Left-handers(inf) (9) 51. Raise the spirits of. (5) 52. Observation post. (4-3) 53. The sea. (5) 54. Appease. (7) 55. Tall buildings. (11) DOWN 1. Loose thread. (5) 2. Adorned. (11) 3. Rough-haired Scotch terrier. (8) 4. U.S. inventor, Thomas ... (6) 5. Attempts. (5) 6. Deep red. (7) 7. Pertaining to farms. (8) 8. More tidy. (6) 9. Brisk(music) (7) 10. Go into.(5) 16. Secrecy. (7) 17. Durable upholstery fabric. (7) 19. Agricultural. (5) 20. Accomplices(inf) (7) 22. Loyal. (7) 24. Hiatus. (3) 26. British person(sl) (3) 29. Small enclosed field. (5) 31. Tending to incite. (11) 32. Agent(abbr) (3)

33. Golf peg. (3) 38. Aromatic lozenge. (8) 40. Animals with lungs & gills. (8) 42. Bliss. (7) 44. Tapers. (7) 46. Swiss city. (6) 47. Artless. (6) 48. Pup. (5) 49. Ostentatious. (5) 50. Oozes. (5)

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The girl claims she did not know the term was a racist slur. Fast-forward two years and Goodes is booed weekly by crowds around Australia. In June he celebrated scoring a goal with a war dance, a gesture his indigenous team-mate Lewis Jetta repeated in a subsequent game. There has been widespread condemnation of the fans’ actions, and talk players will walk from the field if the racial vilification continues. Others have been less sympathetic, saying Goodes has played the victim, been put on a pedestal or he was getting booed because of his handling of the situation with the young spectator. Closer to home, Fijian club rugby

player Seke Aca was racially abused in the Christchurch senior club rugby final on Saturday and left the field. It is a minority who heckle in this way, but it seems the issue is worsening here and in Australia. It has always been a problem in European football, but football in Wellington was also hit by a racism scandal in 2013, for instance. I think Goodes may have thrown fuel on the fire when he performed his on-field war dance, but he should not be subject to racial abuse in the first place. Some sporting organisations ban fans for similar actions. Goodes has taken a different approach. Whether other athletes will follow his lead remains to be seen.


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Woodbourne half This year’s annual Woodbourne Half Marathon will be held next month. The event will be held on Sunday, August 16. Five kilometre and 10km races will also be held. For more information and to enter, visit

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Tussock run This year’s Seddon School Tussock Run is being held on Sunday, August 23. Proceeds from the event go back into Seddon School. For more information and to enter the event, visit the Tussock Run website.

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No signs of slowing down Marlborough’s John Kennard, Hayden Paddon’s co-driver since 2005, will mark two significant achievements when the pair of New Zealanders line-up for Rally Finland overnight. It’s 30 years since Kennard’s first World Rally Championship event as a co-driver and it’s his 50th WRC start. Kennard says he started out in club and national events as a driver. He describes the opportunity to co-drive in the 1985 WRC Rally Finland as being thrown in the deep end. “I met Brent and Shirley Rawstron back in 1984 when I was helping the organisers of Mainfreight Rally New Zealand and when the Rawstrons wanted to ship their own car to Europe to contest a number of events – having got the taste of some classic European rallies in a leased car – I went along with them to do the organising and another guy, Roger, was codriving. However when Roger became struck by a bout of lovesickness not long before Brent was due to do the 1000 Lakes Rally, Brent said “why don’t you come and do it with me”? With the assistance of some copied pace notes and the relative luxury of open reconnaissance of the rally route for at least two weeks, Kennard assisted Rawstron, complete the 1985 1000 Lakes Rally as the top nonScandinavian privateers which won them some serious prize money. “WRC events in those days were enormous,” Kennard recalls. “Every stage was different and there were 45 or 47 of them, spread out geographically and hugely long days. With

The Tasman Makos were soundly beaten 47-19 by Manawatu in their opening pre-season match on Wednesday night. The Turbos scored seven tries to three, and led 28-5 at half-time. Jimmy Cowan, Shannon Frizell and Kieran Fonotia scored the tries for the Makos. Their next pre-season match is against Otago in Nelson tomorrow.

open recce, some drivers would have memorised some of the stages they really wanted to push on. They were incredibly different to today’s events.” Kennard has had 42 WRC starts alongside Paddon and he is proud to have played a key role in helping him achieve the success he’s had to date, particularly this year’s second place at Rally Sardinia with Hyundai Motorsport. “As long as Hayden’s happy with what we’re doing, I’ll carry on,” says the 56-year-old. “I still love it; I love being competitive at this level and it doesn’t matter when it happens, it’s not going to be easy to retire. “It’s a lifestyle you get used to – living life







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in approximately three week chunks around each WRC event. I also try and get to as many tests with the team as I can; I can base myself at our house in Finland, so there’s a lot of time away from New Zealand.” Paddon paid credit to Kennard and the help he’s provided over the years. “The partnership with John can’t be underestimated in terms of helping me with every stage of my career to date. “Finland this year will be a pretty big event for John. Thirty years is a long time to be involved in the sport and to have your 50th start on the same event is a big milestone. “Of course it would be nice if we can give him a wee present and have a good result.”

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Racism problem How has it come to this? Sydney Swans AFL champion Adam Goodes is considering leaving the game, citing relentless booing with racial overtones as the cause. The 35-year-old veteran has been granted leave by the Sydney Swans, and will miss this weekend’s crucial clash with Adelaide. Goodes is a dual Brownlow Medal best-and-fairest winner, a four-time All-Australian and last year’s Australian of the Year. The problem really came to a head in 2013 when a 13-year-old Collingwood spectator called Goodes an ape. Goodes made an example of her, demanding an apology. “Racism has a face – it’s a 13-year-old girl,” Goodes said.

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