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Much needed boost By Jacob Page Blenheim’s new MRI scanner has been hailed as a must have item that has seen waiting times drop since it began operation in June, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming says. The $2.5 million machine which was two years in the making was officially opened on Monday night in an event organised by Pacific Radiology Group and the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board who will share the use of the machine.

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Public-private partnership best for the community Continued from page 1 Orthopaedic surgeon Rick Wilson says the technology has improved vastly since the first MRI in 1977 and it has become a key part of modern treatment. He says it took five hours to do a scan of the human body, today it takes 30-40 minutes for exemplary images. “It has become an indispensable aide for clinical practice… It’s not just a luxury item. “Back when we had our second hand scanner it was considered a luxury item but now you cannot practice proper healthcare without this ma-

chine and it’s testament to the hard work of everyone involved that we can open it formally. ‘It puts us at the cutting edge of healthcare and allows us to offer exactly what our patients expect,” Rick says. Chris says it had been a long journey but well worth it with the right public-private balance. “A population of this size simply would not support a fully public MRI and it probably wouldn’t have enough demand for a private MRI but together we have a demand for both.

“The waiting time across our region has been going up but I’ve just looked at the figures for July and those times are going down and I expect that trend to continue,” Chris says. It is believed the scanner will not have to be replaced for at least 15 years. Chief executive of Pacific Radiology Dr Lance Lawler says sharing half the time with the NMDHB has been a positive move for the community. “At the end of the day we all want the same thing which is better health outcomes for our Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith officially opens Blenheim’s community.” MRI scanner.


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Strong turnout for half-marathon By Adam Poulopoulos Finishers were up about 100 from last year despite changeable conditions at Sunday’s Woodbourne Half-Marathon. The event saw about 430 finishers cross the line

over the three grades, with 112 completing the half-marathon. The figure was about 100 up on last year’s total. Organiser Lindsay Norriss says runners seemed to enjoy the run despite the weather.

It rained during the start of the run before clearing up. He says next year’s event will take place on August 21. More photos on page 14.

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Seddon water project gets $1 million boost

By Jacob Page The $1 million subsidy from the Government to help finance clean drinking water for Seddon is being seen as a project defining cash injection. Marlborough District Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler says the funding should ensure the project remains affordable. He says the budget that council has approved, and the Seddon community has bought into, would deliver drinkable water at an annual charge of no more than $240 per household or $4.62 a week. “We’re confident we can achieve that with the million dollar subsidy,” he says. Mark says work can now move to the next phase; finalising the land that will be required and the parameters for a design-and-build tender. “There are likely to be several design options put forward for water

treatment. “Some minimum standards and specifications will be stipulated but I’d expect the private sector to come up with some interesting and innovating designs. There’ve already been some general suggestions emerge from the community and from suppliers but the discussions can now get onto the specifics. “We had a relatively short timeframe to get this application in to the Ministry of Health earlier this year but that was managed thanks to local public health officials and the members of the Awatere Water Users Group working with council staff and ward councillors. The Seddon community provided plenty of debate along the way but also supported the approach eventually reached. It’s very exciting to see what a great result we’ve been able to achieve together.” Councillor for Renwick Cynthia Brooks was also instrumental in


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Bottoms up: Councillors Graeme Basanti, Cynthia Brooks and Jamie Arbuckle enjoy a glass of water in anticipation of improvements to water supply in Renwick, Seddon and Havelock. File photo.

putting it together. Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith was delighted the health of Seddon residents was being made a priority. “This Government support means the community can afford

high-quality, safe drinking water. “This is great news for families living and working in Seddon. Good health is the foundation of a happy and productive life,” Smith says.

Upgrade coming for railway crossing The railway crossing on State Highway 1/Main Street is set to become safer for pedestrians, with work to begin shortly on a $30,000 upgrade. Marlborough Roads is set to begin upgrading the Main Street pedestrian rail crossing facilities on the southern and northern side of the roundabout to make it safer for pedestrians to cross the rail line. Work is expected to begin later this month. Marlborough Roads Manager Frank Porter says the work will include ‘Look for trains’ signage, improvements to the surface of the level crossing, and vegetation


stalled to provide guidance across the rail tracks. “We’re conscious that this is a busy crossing and we’re taking this opportunity to make it safer for everyone,” Frank says. “Having better signage and infrastructure will help to reduce the risk of pedestrians coming into harm’s way, and we’re asking people to play their part by keeping their wits about them and not A $30,000 pedestrian safety upgrade to the railway line on Main Street taking any chances.” is set to begin by the end of the month. Together with KiwiRail and trimming to improve sight lines. paired pedestrians with visual and other partners, the Transport The upgrade will also see the sensory information underfoot as Agency supports the launch of a installation of surface indicators, to the approaching hazard. new ‘Expect a train’ campaign, which alert blind and vision-imHazard strips will also be in- as part of Rail Safety Week 2015.

Expressions of interest are being encouraged for the upcoming Omaka Landing subdivision. The subdivision will have 37 different sections and a reserve. A launch party for the subdivision is being held on Thursday, August 27. For more information, visit www.

Cafés up for award 10 Marlborough Cafés have registered for the 2016 New Zealand Café of the Year award. They include seven from Blenheim – BV Gourmet, Café Velvet, Chantilly Café, Mega Café, Smoove, Terrace Café and The Depot Café. Two Picton establishments, Red Salt Café and Wave Café and Courtyard are also nominated, as is Cosy Corner Café in Seddon. Votes close on October 9. For more information, visit the NZ Café of the Year website.

Angus up for recognition Former Marlborough Boys’ College head boy Angus Pauley has been nominated for the Pride of New Zealand Award after he rescued a 12-year-old girl from the flooded Taylor River in Blenheim, in June last year. The national award ceremony is on September 16.

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Big picture for Picton A raft of ‘big picture’ ideas for Picton will take centre stage at a public meeting on September 2 at Endeavour Park Pavilion, aiming to develop the strongest possible future for the town and its environment. The ideas up for discussion include a wish-list of amenities, unique activities to encourage visitors as well as more permanent residents and businesses, plus better infrastructure like water, signage and land use, and initiatives focused on the natural environment and history of the area. Organised by Picton Smart and Connected, the ‘Big Picture’ ideas arose from the voluntary steering group’s recently approved strategic plan and input from various sectors of the community via several PS&C working groups.

Barry Maister at his home in Picton.

Chairman Barry Maister says the working groups have been hugely busy with ongoing practical issues and advocacy in the first six months of Picton Smart and Connected, but it’s important to look ahead to pursue ideas that will ensure the community thrives in the long term.

“Some may be very broad picture, like a maritime or eco centre, pest free Picton, or ensuring sustainable water supply. Others may be quite specific like getting wifi through the CBD, better signage, a wine centre for Picton, a steam train to Blenheim, even a sandy beach or that long-debated idea for a swimming pool,” he says. The steering group will also clarify its role in the community, and summarise its first six months of activity and advocacy. Barry hopes for a good turnout from the Picton public, to hear and discuss the progress of the voluntary organisation and its network of working groups since its formation early this year. “Facilitator Colin Bass of BusinessLab recently led us on a review of our first six months, and although we knew

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a lot of work has been done on a voluntary basis, we were surprised by just how much had been achieved already,” he says. The meeting will clarify how the group was formed, the makeup of the working groups, the way they connect with other community organisations and individuals, and the focus on ensuring better advocacy for the Picton community with key stakeholders including the Marlborough District Council. Picton Smart & Connected will also present its recently finalised Strategic Plan and vision for Picton. Anyone is welcome to attend the public meeting, 7-9pm on Wednesday September 2. People can contact the group via info@ or find out more at the Picton Library or on its website

New initiative for young people launched A new initiative designed to encourage young people to retain their interest in learning and further education is being launched in Blenheim by the Minister for Whanau Ora, Te Ururoa Flavell. Developed by local Maori social service provider, Maataa Waka ki te Tau Ihu, Tiramarama Mai is designed to support rangatahi to reach their potential through staying in education with a key theme being to strengthen their connections. The project is one of number of initiatives funded by the South Island Whanau Ora Commissioning agency, Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu to

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Popular artists exhibit in Havelock Two very popular local artists, Tony Matthews and Lindsay Jefferis, are featured together in an exhibition of local talent at the Gallery Havelock, opening tomorrow. “It’s a bit of a relief really, both have gathered a lot of fans with their works who have been eagerly awaiting this event,” says gallery director Brett Avison. “In fact, we have a great deal of trouble keeping Tony’s work, in particular, in the gallery – it just keeps selling!” Brett is referring to Tony Matthews, whose mixed media sculptures feature a unique blend of recycled metal and local seashells, in an attractive, delicate and contemporary blend that has to be seen to be believed. “We’ve had people tell us they’re collecting his work, and one of the pieces in the exhibition has already been sold, even before we open the doors. “Those who enjoyed our recent exhibition, of works by Colin Wyn and Lionel Jefcoate, will find a similar level of interest in the works on show.” Tony has quickly established a reputation for his distinctive artwork after moving to Havelock almost two years ago, and in that

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Would you let your children skip school to go on holiday or travel?

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Dear Ed, In reply to Kalita Cresswell’s letter: Don’t try to foist your draconian ideas onto the rest of us just because you have an unsociable dog. We have been going down the Taylor River three times a week for the past eight years with our dog and never had a problem or seen any problems down there. Having just come back from Nelson and walking on Tahunanui Beach, there were loads of people and dogs on the designated beach area and everyone and all the dogs

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of Marlborough pine forestry land to get yet more logs off overseas to be “value added”. So what? What’s more important? Who cares when you can go and get boozed at 5am during the Rugby World Cup and as you drunkenly cheer the All Blacks on, wave your patriotic new flag picked by PM John (Shrugitnov) Key? Don Coyote

were having a wonderful time. Try telling all of them their dogs should be on a lead because your dog is unsociable and see where it gets you. I don’t see how a dog park would help in this instance because unless you had the park to yourself, you still couldn’t use it with your unsociable dog. Marlborough is anti-dog enough as it is with very few “dogs allowed” areas off-leash or otherwise without you wanting even more restrictions. Rod Littlefield

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The one who listens Lifeline Marlborough branch manager Vienna Cassidy stumbled into counselling “by accident” and says she has loved it ever since. She sat down with Sun reporter Jacob Page to discuss the challenges faced by those with depression and the challenges in changing stereotypes and making a difference during her nine years with the over-the-phone counselling service. Vienna Cassidy admits had it not been for a friend “dragging” her to a counselling course, her life would be completely different. “She asked me to go to this course, I’d come out of a bad marriage, I was doing three jobs and working in the vineyards which I loved and then I did this course called ‘A Certificate in Counselling’. “By the end of the year I’d finished as top of my class and I felt I was really good at it and it was something I wanted to do. “It took me five or six years while studying part time, working part time and raising a family to achieve it. “I came from the other side of the tracks and have a back story like everyone does but I think anyone can do whatever they want.” Vienna started at Lifeline to improve her listening skills almost a decade ago and never looked back. “I started as a volunteer when I was training to be a counsellor in 2006 then I was employed as the clinical manager and with the merge of the centres I applied for the branch manager role and have been doing that for a year.”

“I still enjoy the telephone work; I have to be in the right frame of mind to do it otherwise I might be a bit sharp. “I do face-to-face work and telephone work and I enjoy telephone work most of all. “I feel you get to know more about a person over the phone because they’re more willing to tell you more than what they would feel comfortable sharing face-to-face. “You see more of a shadow of who they are and you can pick up a lot from the tone and the way they tell you things.” Vienna has a family history of depression and some key moments helped her decide she wanted to work towards getting involved in mental health despite trying to juggle raising a family at the same time. She says being able to see improvements in the people who call for help is the best feeling. “There is such a stigma around people with mental illness. “I feel people think that if you have a mental illness that you are dangerous but it’s an illness like a physical injury. “Depression is the second leading illness in the world and will become number one

(in time).” Vienna says the more people openly talk about their issues, the better. “Bottling everything up is what pushes people towards suicide…Their thinking becomes distorted and they don’t realise it. “People that go through relationships are at high risk especially if alcohol and drugs are also mixed in. “Youth are at risk because they are impulsive and the elderly can find things isolating or they lose a partner or have to be put in a rest home and they can be of a staunch generation... “The self-satisfaction of making a difference, even if it’s a small difference is so rewarding. “Even in just 20 minutes you can work

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Wine exports see change in destination America has overtaken Australia to become New Zealand wine’s largest export market by value according to the 2015 Annual Report of New Zealand Winegrowers. Now valued at $372 million, up 13 per cent, the US market accounted for around one quarter of wine exports in June year end 2015. Significant potential for further growth in North America and other markets is cited in the report,

as the wine industry advances towards its goal of $2 billion of exports in 2020. “We expect further growth in export value in the year ahead, but volume growth will be constrained due to the smaller 2015 harvest” says chair of New Zealand Winegrowers Steve Green. Steve highlighted that in order to achieve continuing value growth, New Zealand wine must maintain focus on enhancing its reputation

as a distinctive, quality product. “Our premium reputation remains the greatest collective asset for New Zealand wine, and underlies the high average price our wine commands in global trade”. New Zealand wine exports reached a new record of $1.42 billion in June year end 2015, up seven per cent on 2014. Wine is now New Zealand’s sixth largest export good by value.

Stretch brings his rich voice to Picton and Blenheim over the next couple of days.

Stretching out Alt-country singer-songwriter ‘Stretch’ is hauling his acoustic guitar, harmonicas and kickdrum through the South Island for a tour of shows. Following up a run of spirited gigs, Stretch now chases the sound down for ‘The Southern Kicks Tour.’ Stretch starts his tour at Le Café in Picton tomorrow night, and continues at The Yard Bar in Blenheim on Friday night before heading over to Nelson. Stretch will be rolling out a boat-stomping backbeat and weaving his soulful voice through it all with songs that could be classics from your own lost mix-

tape and taking you through the magic and artists that inspire his songwriting. Spanning dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, these shows are a trip for both performer and audience. It began with an upbringing in rural New Zealand, listening to 45s on a jukebox at the pub he was too young to be in. Onto years of roads less-travelled, Stretch has been on a life-long search to find out where he belongs. 2015 has seen him lighting up venues from coast-to-coast and earning the kind of rave reviews his live performance justifies.

Charlie Robbins with family pets Clover and Poh. The Robbins family of Havelock recently welcomed the orphaned lambs as the lambing season gets underway.

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EDUCATION Engineering tutor wants to see more women in trade New Whitireia electrical engineering tutor Mary Graham hopes to see plenty of young women coming through the programme. Mary, who joined the Whitireia Trades and Services faculty recently, says women need to be more confident in their ability to foot it in male-dominated industries like electrical engineering. After realising that she preferred the idea of hands-on learning to sitting in a classroom or lecture theatre, Mary applied for an electrician apprenticeship with Napier City Council in her sixth form year. She quickly gained her qualification and has since worked in a range of roles across the industry. Mary says she did come up against sexist attitudes in the early stages of her career, but notes that these have become the minority in recent years. “While there are probably still a few around with those outdated ideas, across the board in trades it’s now more about whether or not you’re prepared to get stuck in, rather than if you’re male or female.” However, the joy she experienced in seeing apprentices come through the ranks and her growing desire to give back to the community convinced her to take up the position

We encourage children to participate in a range of fun learning activities;

Whitireia is encouraging more women to get into trades such as engineering.

of electrical engineering tutor at Whitireia. Mary points out that now is a great time for both women and men to be getting into the industry, with electrical engineers in demand across industrial, commercial and residential developments. She adds that the trade offers good salaries, incredible variety and flexibility, and is one you can take anywhere in the world. She says the Whitireia Certificate in

Electrical Engineering provides an excellent stepping stone into the industry, and that enrolments for the programme are currently open. Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarships are also available for those eligible. “Enrol now and you’ll be starting on a path towards a truly rewarding career.” Mary says.

Children learn at rapid pace During their early years, children go through critical stages of development, and consistent, high-quality early childhood education can have long-lasting, beneficial effects on the overall development of children. Choosing a preschool in which your child will be loved and cared for is of utmost importance, of course. Having your child attend the same preschool programme throughout his or her early years allows him or her to develop relationships with the adults and children in that environment, which provides a sense of security. A child who is comfortable with the people in his or her life is more likely to participate in learning opportunities and in advanced cooperative play, such as role playing with others, playing games with rules, and working with others to accomplish goals.

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Like many things, language development occurs at a rapid pace in children between the ages of one and five years old. Children who are secure in their environment and with the people around them are more likely to engage in frequent, age-appropriate conversations. These daily interactions lead to more advanced language skills by promoting vocabulary development and conversational skills. Through activities such as daily group discussions, finger-plays, songs, and read-alouds, children develop the fundamental language skills they will continue to build on throughout their lifetimes. Want to know more about how early childhood education could benefit your child? Visit one of your local friendly centres.

• Te reo Maori and Sign Language is used daily • Engage in trips and excursions to experience the world and community around us • Incorporate teaching in meaningful ways to understand and learn • Respecting others, Learning Values • Preschool to Oscar transition programme • Preschool to school transition programme Our Teachers Interact and respond to children in a caring and encouraging way, just the way you would care for your own. For more information please call 572 9868 or 021 773 132 email

Garin College Small School, Big Heart Garin College is a co-educational Catholic College with boarding facilities for boys and girls based in Richmond, Nelson. Our modern facilities and extensive grounds back onto Saxton Field, Tasman’s premier sporting grounds. We have a number of places for non-Catholic students.

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KARENA: Jenna and Daniel are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Taya Karena (3.5kg) on August 12, 2015 at 7:11pm at Wairau Hospital. Thank you to all the staff at the maternity ward. Everyone is doing well.



LAUGESEN: Richard and Anna, (nĂŠe Ritchie) are absolutely thrilled to announce the safe arrival of George Rupert, (7lb 11oz) on June 14, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. A beautiful strong baby brother for William and Archie. Special thanks to our wonderful midwife Rhianne Lamb and midwives Meg Scott and Jackie Martin, and the rest of the team at maternity. Photo provided

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LLOYD: Trev and Marianne after a long nine year wait are overjoyed to finally welcome our little miracle, Remington Stevie, born on April 23 2015. Special thanks to Cathy Middleton, the maternity staff and most of all, our friends and Whanau for not giving up on us. Photo provided



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Wednesday August 19, 2015

Mayfield Kindergarten Mayfield Kindergarten children walked to Pollard Park and were encouraged to observe what was around them and draw what they saw.

Jimmy Bell. 

 Shannon (mum) and Neika.

 Avatar Mojzisek, Hanakura Mita, and Kiara Arrett.

Woodbourne Half-Marathon

Runners and walkers had to contend with inclement weather for the Woodbourne Half-Marathon on Sunday morning.

 Back: Wendy Rogerson and Ruth Baker and front: Cayley Hutchison, 9, Jorja

Kelly and Miller Hocquard, 3. 

 Jackson Green, 11 an

d Finley Nelson, 10.

Hocquard, 9 and Charlotte Hutchison, 8 were all raising money for CDKL5 sufferer Honor Hocquard.

Mitre 10 Mega Home Show Customers were looking to attend to their DIY needs at the Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough Home Show on Saturday and Sunday.

Ann and Paul McIntyre in the gardening section. 

 Yelena Schroder, 3, about to hav e her face painted with help from Taylor Lewis and Kristin Pattie.

 Kerryn Barnes with Gina and Charlie Botham, 4.

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Community Law Marlborough presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. Workplace Restructuring & Redundancy August 26th from 12.10-12.50pm. Housie Thursday 7pm, Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 housies, 2 supers, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra.

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.

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

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

Wednesday August 19, 2015 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


Bereavement Support

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

St John Community Shop Springlands Moving to a resthome? Clearing an estate? Downsizing, Springcleaning. Donations appreciated. Pickup available Phone 578 1754. Thank you for supporting your ambulance service.

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Tua Marina Craft Fair Aug 22nd & 23rd 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, Lots of crafts and plants, sausage sizzle supporting the Cancer Society.

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

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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. 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.

death notices KENNEDY, Brian Ross (Ross): On Wednesday August 12 2015, peacefully at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, surrounded by his family. In his 80th year. Dearly loved partner of Val, much loved father and father-in-law of Philippa and Glenn Lloyd, Lynne and Steve Coull, Tracy and Phil Webster. Loved Grandad of Christopher, and Sean. Dearly loved brother of Janice. Messages may be sent to c/86 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim 7201. By request, a private cremation has taken place. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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

C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Minister without portfolio (4-7) 7. Of the stomach. (7) 11. Vision. (5) 12. Dregs(pl) (7) 13. Volume of maps. (5) 14. Oil. (9) 15. Explain. (9) 16. Priest’s assistant. (6) 18. Hairy. (7) 21. The Loch ... monster. (4) 23. Existence(Phil) (3) 25. Purpose. (3) 27. Fertile soil. (4) 28. Temper fit. (7) 30. Cask maker. (6) 32. Limb. (3) 33. Movie,”silence of ... lambs” (3) 34. Corset. (6) 35. Windpipe. (7) 36. Jump. (4) 37. Ex N.Z. first minister ... Henare. (3) 39. Literary gossip. (3) 41. Small whirlpool. (4) 43. Too eager to fire gun, ... happy. (7) 45. Group of performers. (6) 48. Entrusted friend. (9)

McDONALD, Agnes Joyce (Nancy): Nancy passed away, peacefully in her 88th year, on Saturday August 15 2015 at Wairau Hospital, surrounded by her family. Dearly loved wife of the late Neil McDonald, daughter of the late Robin and Agnes Harrington (Tahakopa). Much loved mother of Barrie and Valarie, mother-in-law of Kathy, and grandmother of Heather and Stuart. Loved sister of the late Bruce Harrington, and Joan (Cromwell), Phoebe and Gerald Bongers (Mosgiel), and the late Olga and Pat Osborne (Hamilton). A loved aunt of her nieces and nephews. In accordance with her wishes, a private cremation has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 TAYLOR, Kelvin John: Passed away, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital on Saturday August 15 2015. In his 83rd year. Dearly loved husband of Amanda, loved father and father-in-law of Roseanne and Rod Henderson, and Mark. Loved Grandad of Kelly, and Jason and Renee. Loved great Grandfather of Logan and Cody. Good friend of Max Nelson. Messages may be sent to 3 Martin Terrace, Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to the Emergency Team and Doctors at Wairau Hospital for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service for Kelvin will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1pm Wednesday August 19, followed by a private interment. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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

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Sally McMath. File photo.

McMath leaves with silver

Blenheim swimmer Sally McMath added a silver medal to her two personal bests from the New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships in Auckland last week. McMath, 17, actually finished fourth in the 100 metres butterfly, but was awarded second because Sophie Taylor and Brooke Mindham, who finished second and third respectively, are both Australians and were ineligible for medals. McMath swam Friday’s final in one minute and four seconds, about two seconds slower than winner Emily Rennell. The medal came after McMath swum two personal bests, in the 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke, earlier in the meet. The meet began on Tuesday and finished on Saturday. McMath, the sole Blenheim Swimming Club member competing, swam in eight events in the women’s 17-18 year-old age group.

Indoor bowls The Marlborough representative Indoor Bowls team stunned their arch rivals Nelson to win the Lillias Fairhall Trophy for ‘fours’ supremacy. Marlborough also won the Cassia Warnes Trophy as the B team also downed Nelson at Simcox Stadium. Marlborough ‘A’ defeated Nelson by 27 game points to 23, while the ‘B’ side clearly won 29-21. Marlborough last won the Cassia Warnes Trophy in 2010 while it is 2008 since Marlborough last won the Lillias Fairhall.

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By Adam Poulopoulos Six dancers from the Star Dance Academy excelled at the recent Salsa Solo event, collecting eight trophies. The academy, based at Grovetown, sent six dancers aged 12-16 to the national event in Christchurch earlier this month. In the process all six qualified for the World Salsa Solo in Brisbane in November. Sophia Bendell, 14 and Zarryn Boyce, 14, took out first and second in the youth salsa solo, with Tiarna Nukunuku, 12, winning the youth Latin solo edition. Kristina Gibbs, 14 and Hannah Braddock, 15, combined to win the youth salsa duet, with Zarryn and Tiana placed third. Sophia teamed up with Lucy Bendell, 13, to take out the youth Latin duet.

The Star Suave team won the youth salsa teams event, with Star Fuego Reggaeton top in the youth Latin teams division. Academy director Vicki Bendell says she is proud of their efforts. “It’s high up there. To qualify for the world event is great. “They’ve done lots of training and hard work, and put in lots of time and effort to get those results.” She says the academy helps kids become more than just good dancers. “It helps kids to build confidence, character and teamwork.”

Right: Tiarna Nukunuku, 12, Lucy Bendell, 13, Sophia Bendell, 14 and Kristina Gibbs, 14, made up four of the Star Dance group. Absent are Hannah Braddock, 15 and Zarryn Boyce, 14.

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Richard Vercoe from Central Pirates looks Central Pirates goalkeeper Reagan Chambers from Central Pirates stops a shot from Ben to control the ball during his team’s 4-1 Clarke of BV Masters. Knockout Cup win.

Pirates go back-to-back Two goals from Shane Evans were enough to ensure back-to-back Knockout Cup wins for Central Pirates with a 4-1 victory over Blenheim Valley Masters at A&P Park, on

Saturday. In wet and windy conditions, Pirates looked the most threatening early and never looked back.

Two goals on the stroke of halftime had Pirates well on their way and while Blenheim Valley were competitive in the second half, they could not get back into the game.

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The Year 4 boys start under the guidance of Picton teacher Helen Boudier.

Runners progress to Marlborough champs Crowds gathered at the Queen Charlotte College forest on Friday for the annual Waitohi Cross Country, with the top Year 5 and 6 runners going on to the Marlborough Cross Country Championships held yesterday. The Year 6 girls’ race was won by Kayla Bishell from Picton School followed by Mekah Lawrence, also from Picton School. Brayden Allen from Picton School won the Year 6 boys’ race with Hunter Bendell from Waikawa Bay finishing just behind him.

The Year 5 girls’ race brought a Waikawa Bay School victory with Amy Hillgrove winning. The Year 5 boys were up next with seven runners. Fergus Lane from Waikawa did not quite made up distance to the first runner in the end, with Mana Collins from Picton School taking first place. The Year 4 girls’ race was won by Jessie McNeilly from Waikawa with a huge lead on the other runners. Next up were the Year 4 boys, with Gabe Suthers from Picton School taking it out.

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Gill makes harness racing finals By Adam Poulopoulos Blenheim woman Kendra Gill has finished fourth in the Harness Racing New Zealand Cadet of the Year finals. Gill finished one point off third place in the six-person national finals, with the results announced at the HRNZ awards dinner on August 8. She says she was delighted to become the first person from Blenheim to reach the national final. “It means a lot. There have been two other people from Nelson to do it in the past. “It’s great to finally prove I’m as smart as people who work full-time in big stables. “To come from a small stable is quite pleasing.” To make the national final Gill had to come through the qualifying process. She came through the regional event, which included sections on identifying horse feeds, horse gear, horse health and general knowledge. The regional event is compulsory for all under HRNZ’s cadet scheme. “I was quite surprised to make it to the finals,” Gill says.

On July 22 the national final took place in Christchurch. As well as equinerelated activities she also completed tasks like ice skating, CrossFit circuits, driving diggers and changing tyres. “They make up the challenges. They thought they’d throw them in for a bit of fun,” Gill says. “Most people who were in the finals last year had a heads-up and knew what was happening. “My favourite was the ice skating even though it was the most painful – it was my first time doing it and I kept falling over. “They didn’t count for much though – it was more the horse side.” Gill, driving her horse Dusty, had her first harness racing podium finish in Reefton in March. She says she has always been interested in horses. “My grandfather trained horses before I could walk. We’ve always been a horsey family. “I do quite a bit of horse riding and horse racing.” She works part-time at Mainfreight as well as in the stables.


Rugby The Marlborough Boys’ College First XV’s season came to an end when they were beaten 31-5 by Nelson College in their UC Championship plate semifinal on Saturday. The scores were locked 5-all at halftime.

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This weekend there will be no Marlborough Harriers pack run, as the Seddon School Tussock Run is being held on Sunday. The event features five kilometre, 10km and 15km events. Other upcoming events include the Queen Charlotte Relay on September 19 and the Molesworth Run on November 21.


Uso Fiafia was among the winners in the president’s grade of the Marlborough Volleyball Fairweathers Senior Winter League. Dank Lords, Bella’s Team and Pure Samoa also won in last Thursday’s round, held at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

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Turner to try to appeal ban By Jacob Page Marlborough Development football coach Dave Turner says he will appeal a decision by Mainland Football to issue him with a four week ban. Turner was given a red card two weekends ago in Nelson and had since been given a four week ban for abusing the referee. Turner, who handed in his resignation to Marlborough Football which will take effect at the end of the season, says he was surprised to find out the length of the ban. Turner says he always intended to step aside at the end of the season to spend more time with his family but this was


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not the ending he wanted. “I told the referee that he was making some really poor decisions that were affecting the game. “There was no shouting or abusive words towards him so I’m not sure where they have come up with this four week ban. “If what you are telling me is correct I’ll definitely fight the suspension…I don’t want to go out this way.” Marlborough Football general manager Andrea Smith-Scott confirmed the suspension and noted Turner had apologised to Marlborough Football for any embarrassment the incident had caused.

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