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By Jacob Page Marlborough is set to play host to a dozen clydesdale horses this weekend during the Marlborough Ploughing Association and Tua Marina Vintage Traction & Machinery Club’s 2015 National Plough Qualifying Event.

Continued page 2 Clydesdale horses from Erewhon Stations are set to be a major drawcard at the Marlborough Ploughing Association and Tua Marina Vintage Traction and Machinery Club’s annual event this weekend.

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Ploughing perfection returns Continued from page 1 The 12 horses are usually based at Erewhon Station in Mid Canterbury along with 50 others in the care of Colin Drummond and his partner Erin Cassie. The Clydesdales prove more effective on the harsh landscape than modern farm machinery. Erin says the 35,000 acre property at the top of the Rangitata Gorge that Colin has owned since 1998 suits a hard-working horse rather than machinery. “We have a station with two major rivers that flood often so the horses handle that and the terrain much better.

“We have a saying that a Clydesdale only gets stronger with work where farm machinery starts to breakdown over time. The Station runs Merino Sheep, Hereford Cattle and includes a large Clydesdale Horse Stud where they currently have 65 horses on site. Erin says both she and Colin like to keep the Clydesdale breed in the public eye and see the Marlborough Ploughing Association event as a key part of their calendar. “We’ve been coming up for six years now and we love doing it because the Blenheim people are so friendly and supportive of us.” Erin and Colin use horses because

they are predominately quicker to ride most places, and it doesn’t matter what the river is doing, they can still get back. The Clydesdale team started off as a hobby, but have turned into a costefficient way of getting the crops in the ground and getting around the station safely. Erin says they can fit 10 horses in their horse float but would likely “add on a trailer and tinker a bit” to ensure 12 made it up. “We like to loan them out from time-to-time to people who are interested in them. “The Clydesdale is very reliable and pleasant natured to be around,”

Erin says. “We get a bit blasé about the risk of being kicked or hurt; they’re very strong but very placid.” They also breed Clydesdales with thoroughbred horses occasionally which makes for a more athletic and powerful horse. The event will be held at the Jordan Property, Jacksons Road, Blenheim from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday with gold coin entry. Vintage class t ractors a nd ploughs will compete to represent Marlborough at the New Zealand 2016 final. There will also be farm animal and dog demonstrations. For more see page 18.

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Tamati de Wildt, 4, knows the importance of always blowing on his toasted marshmallow. A group of Mayfield Kingergarten kids sit around the fire toasting marshmallows.

Sammy Hardwick and Coban Gorrie, 4, share a laugh as they toast their marshmallows.

Toasted marshmallow’s a hit By Jacob Page Mayfield Kindergarten children were just one of a number of groups that made the most of International Toasted Marshmallow Day on Friday. Teacher Kathryn Richards says the kindergarten was always excited

to use their fire pot to cook on and International Marshmallow Day was a great opportunity for a bit of fun and a way to teach fire safety with the children. Youth Trust Events co-ordinator Deedee Brancroft says there was

anywhere between 200 and 400 people who came to the event at Liz Davidson Place and they went through 1000’s of packets of marshmallows. There was a whole different range of people there, mostly intermediate and

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Emergency centre opens doors to public A life saving behind the scenes look at Coastguard Marlborough By Celeste Lodewyk Have you ever wanted to see what goes on behind the scenes at Coastguard Marlborough? Coastguard Marlborough is hosting an Open Day on September 12 from 10am to 2pm at the Picton Olgilvie Lee Emergency Operations Centre in Picton. The Open Day will be aimed at highlighting the fundraising for a new vessel, providing water safety checklists to the public and creating a general awareness of how Coastguard Marlborough supports the community. Located at the Picton Memorial Park and Picton Marina, the public will be treated to being able to go on board both the Interisland Rescue and Port Marlborough

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Fire Brigade and Marlborough Marine Radio will be on hand to meet with the public and answer any questions.

“Any questions you may have about rules on the water, our trained skippers can answer them,” Coastguard Marlborough committee member Bo Baines says. An educational element will be how Coastguard Marlborough can help the community. “You don’t have to be on a boat to need the assistance of Coastguard Marlborough,” Bo says. On the day there will be a gold coin donation as well as a ‘Boats Bits Garage Sale’ held, so if people has anything they would like to donate towards the sale it will be greatly appreciated. Any old car or boat batteries people are also wanting to get rid of can be left at the centre or phone to arrange a collection.

Man charged over crash on bridge A 39 year old man appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Monday following a crash on the Grove Road Bridge early on Saturday morning. The man is facing 15 charges

following the incident which occurred about 4am on Saturday. The driver of one of the two cars fled the scene before Police arrived. Police arrested the man after

executing a search warrant at a Blenheim address in the early hours of Sunday morning. The man has been charged with 15 offences including drug, firearms, driving and assault

charges. No one was seriously injured in the incident and police would not confirm whether the incident happened while the cars were racing.



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Roar for Loud Shirt Day Loud Shirt Day is coming back. This year it will be held on Friday September 18 with people being encouraged to wear a bright shirt and raise funds for deaf children right around New Zealand. The day has an animal theme with money raised helping children with cochlear implants or hearing aids learn to listen and speak like their hearing friends.

Current ward system stays The Marlborough District Council has opted to stay with the current ward system by which citizens are represented, although they are recommending that a small adjustment be made to ward boundaries. Councillors were required to review the ward system this year, to consider whether the current system was satisfactory or whether there should be change to the number or distribution of councillors.

Hard Country author Author of Hard Country - A Golden Bay Life, Robin Robilliard will visit the Picton Library, Women’s RSA Club and Blenheim Lion’s Club on September 9 not September 10 as originally reported.


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The new ASB Theatre is heading into its final fundraising drive to raise $2 million in the next two months. The Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust announced the final fundraising campaign on Sunday during a tour of the building site. The money will be used to fit out the theatre with lighting, sound and other stage equipment Half the roof is now closed in and guests on the tour were able to see large dressing rooms almost complete, specialist backstage areas for choral groups and orchestra, technical areas, the smaller 200-capacity studio theatre and the spacious scenery docks to each side of the main stage. The theatre also has a full laundry area, required by many touring groups such as ballet and dance companies. The focus of the final phase of the fundraising campaign will be a chance for the public to ‘sponsor a seat’ with their name engraved on a seat in the auditorium or on a donation board.

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Robyn Cuddon and Ross Anderson inside the new ASB Civic Theatre.

Fundraising manager Ross Anderson says the sponsorship campaign has been timed to coincide with this stage of the construction so people can see the progress and get a clear sense of the excellent asset the theatre will become for our region. The auditorium will take up to 712 people in specially designed seats on two levels. Most balcony seats have already

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sold out to corporate sponsors but there is one row of ‘’platinum’’ seats ($10,000 each) and four rows of ‘’gold’’ ($5000) still available. More gold seats are available on the main level, along with a large block of silver seats ($3000). These packages give the buyer their name on a seat and on a wall plaque in the foyer, and 24-hour advance booking rights.


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People buying bronze seats on the main level pay $1500 and get their name on a wall plaque. “We hope all sorts of individuals and families will see this as an opportunity to help us raise the final dollars so that opening night is a huge celebration for Marlborough,” Ross says. All packages may be paid as a lump sum or in instalments over three years. Having your name on a seat or a plaque in the foyer was a good way to acknowledge a family, a friend, or just to be acknowledged as a theatre supporter, he says. Speakers at the tour on Sunday – trust chairman Kevin Moseley, fundraising chairwoman Robyn Cuddon and Ross – talked about wanting the best possible theatre complex for Marlborough people, attracting top-line performing groups. They could not do that by cobbling together secondhand and second-rate gear. Full details of the seat packages are available from the Floor Pride Civic Theatre in Blenheim.



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Flag final cut Dear Ed, This is my preferred flag choice. Why? It honours both the previous flag and the country’s Maori culture. It’s easily identified as being from New Zealand, it’s stylish yet very traditional, so I was thrilled to see if made the final four. Don’t get me wrong, this country would have made better use of $26 million, but now the flag change is going through the motions, lets just have our say and make sure we end up with a design we can be proud of. I have chosen my design, how about you? Cheryl

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Times they are a changin’ Dear Ed, There is a bigger issue than just those two girls not going to the combined formal this year. They aren’t enrolled students so I can understand Marlborough Girls’ stance in not letting them go despite it being a tough break for the girls. A bigger is this ancient rule that only students from each school can attend. Why can’t a MBC pupil take a girl from another school say in Nelson or Christchurch?

This isn’t the 1950s and the rule seems outdated in my view. Students from both colleges go to many events, whether they sporting or cultural where they socialise with people from other schools and both colleges should be willing to accept this and bend the rules to fit 2015. As long as one of the two goes to either college then I think they should be allowed to take their partner as long as they are enrolled at a school and its age appropriate. Dwayne O’Sullivan

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Dear Ed, I heard one of the Prime Minister’s flag committee lackeys proclaim the world is watching NZ change its flag. They are probably puzzled. But is it a case of Nero fiddles while Rome burns?

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It’s Dog gone crazy Dear Ed, I wonder how many Marlborough residents actually know the process around dog control in the region. I most certainly did not, but learned rather quickly recently. My German Shepherd (a breed often much feared due to their use by police and as guard dogs) temporarily escaped from my yard and was involved in a quick stoush with a dog outside my house. While I quickly brought him under control, it was a bit of a crazy few seconds. No dog or person was bitten or hurt but the people passing my house thought it necessary to advise animal control - and I don’t really blame them for this. Within the hour, animal control were on my doorstep to seize my dog. I was greatly shocked by this, as I did not realise that council had the power to seize a dog so quickly. Every person I have spoken to has also been surprised by this. I canvassed two local councillors at the time and both were also shocked. So I wonder, do our local dog owners realise that this can happen? Another local dog owner lost his dog recently because it bit someone who entered his property. A person climbed a fence (illegally and without permission), ignored a ‘beware of dog sign”, only to be attacked by a German Shepherd guarding its property. It seems to me that the owner has nowhere to go here. A trained guard dog is securely fenced, warning signs are displayed and the property accessed illegally, yet the dog gets all the blame. While I believe our animal control people do a great job, I can’t help thinking that some of this seems a little heavy handed. Eddie lassie.

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Time with gentle giants Vicki Baker is not one for holidays lying by the pool; she would rather have cold showers while spending her days chopping down banana trees in the blazing sun or scooping up elephant pooh. She talks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about her three week stint at a Thai elephant rescue shelter, what she learnt, changing perceptions and what and where her next wildlife adventure may be. An eye opening experience does not seem to cut it when describing Vicki Baker’s latest “holiday”. The Blenheim real estate agent spent three weeks at an animal rescue centre in Thailand caring for elephants rescued from the grips of a punishing tourism regime. “The rescue centre is called WFFT (Wildlife Friends of Thailand) and I was working specifically with their elephants so that’s where I’ve been for three weeks. An animal lover from childhood, Vicki takes bi-annual trips to various parts of the world looking after animals “I’ve worked with orangutans, Asiatic black bears; I’ve worked in Africa on reserves so this was an extension of that. “I was unaware before this just how elephants were trained in these horrific practices. “The elephants they had at the rescue centre were showing signs of emotional and physical distress,” she says. “Many of them had spinal injuries and bung legs, marks over them where they had been bashed or where they had chains around their neck. “There is a rotation of volunteers from all around the world. Vicki says many elephants are victims of Thailand’s crucial tourism sector “Generally these animals are in the tourism sector and are made to perform tricks or they’re in the trekking industry where they carry large amounts on their back, with six people on their backs at a time and are often malnourished. “They often have arthritis or diabetes - they aren’t fed the way they should be in the

tourism sector. “Elephants are very noble and intelligent. “When I approached them to feed them many would start dancing which is very sad.” The elephants are trained by fear. “They don’t use positive reinforcement because it takes too long and costs too much compared to training them with fear. “They use a hook and if you see an elephant in South East Asia you’ll see a trainer running that hook under their ear and it looks quite gentle but in reality it’s only been like that because the elephant has been beaten with it many times. “They get smacked with it in all their sensitive areas and it breaks them and you know when that happens because they’ll scream.” “The message is don’t think an elephant is enjoying dancing for you or is happy to carry you on a trek, it’s simply doing it out of fear and attempting to stay alive.” Vicki a former fisheries officer says accommodation was basic. “You’re in huts; you have a cold shower and a toilet, certainly nothing flash. “No swimming pool but there is a river. “The rescue centre gets 75 per cent of its income from the volunteers. “I’d love to go back but there are other places I’d like to go. “There’s a cheetah rescue place in Namibia I have my eye on. “Make no mistake I really enjoy it but I’ve seen some pretty ugly things.” “If it stops a few tourists riding elephants in Thailand or watching a circus where they perform then that’s good. “You can do a day trip to the rescue centre

Vicki Baker hugs an elephant during her three week rescue mission in Thailand. Inset: Vicki Baker helps prepare food and snacks for the elephants.

that allows tourists to feed and wash an elephant so there is an alternative which gives you more exposure and is far more pleasant for the animal. “There are only 2300 elephants left in the wild in Thailand which is about two or three per cent of the original population they once had and yet there are 6000 domesticated elephants there and they all have to produce an income for their owners and that’s how they get neglected. “We did our first feed at 6.30am and made banana balls out of bananas, bran and elephant pellets and they have four feeds a day so there was a lot of picking up pooh.

“We’d wash and scrub them every day. “I’d take them for a walk down a little forrest path which always looks interesting when you have a giant elephant behind you but a bucket of fruit ensures they will follow you. “The other thing we did every third day was harvest banana trees which is really hard work in the blazing Thai sun. “They also eat hay and other greenery but they love going into the forest because they knock down everything. I found them to be a gentle animal considering if they wanted to they could squash you like a fly.”

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WHO TO CALL ON looks at local business on our very own Grove Road

Tasty treats in new store Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Anyone with a sweet tooth will be excited to learn that this Saturday will be the official launch of the Railway Cafe and Store’s range of handcrafted sweet treats. The business which opened in November last year had always planned to open its back room to operate as a store. Plenty of preparation and renovation has been carried out in time for Saturday’s launch, which manager Kristina Lipowska says will be a hit with locals and tourists. The Store will have everything from handcrafted chocolates, all made onsite, icecream, sorbets, cookies, smoothies and milkshakes. “Come in and sample the eight icecream and sorbet flavours we will have and try our chocolates and cookies, you won’t be disappointed,” she says.

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There is also a shelving area where locals can rent a space to display and sell their wares. “We encourage locals to display their products, whether it be jam, honey or crafts, and we can sell on your behalf,” she says. Another exciting venture will be their icecream tours, where adults and children

can book in groups to learn how to make icecream. “This is a great idea for children’s birthday parties, giving them something unique and different where they can learn at the same time,” Kristina says. Children’s parties and large groups can book a tour by contacting Kristina at the cafe.

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New business evokes curiosity Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Just when you thought the boating scene in Marlborough couldn’t get any better, a change of hands and a renewed enthusiasm has seen a business on Grove Road undergo an exciting transformation. What was formerly the Powerboat Centre on Grove Road has been re-branded Marlborough Watercraft by new owners Pete and Ange Walters. The husband and wife duo are originally from up north but came to the region eight years ago for ‘the people and lifestyle’. They took over the rural mail run for RD3 Blenheim and say they had “a ball”. After deciding to get back into what he was good at, Pete and Ange purchased Marlborough Marine in December 2014 which now compliments their latest venture on Grove Road. They quickly set about revamping the business and reintroducing some of the country’s most trusted and reliable brands. “I turned it back into a Yamaha dealership as this high end brand has over 50 percent

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BREW: Dan and Lauren are elated to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter Eliana Violet (5lb 10oz) on June 6, 2015. Many thanks to family and friends for the wonderful support. Also to the amazing Adriana Yianacou who truly went the extra mile, Ava, Mandy Stanton and all the maternity ward staff. Special thanks to Mark James. Photo provided

JARLEGA: Eula and Martin are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second baby girl, Crystel Blake (3.3kg) on August 25, 2015 at 10:37pm at Wairau Hospital. A sister for Marielle. Special thanks to midwife Ava Eddy.



NORTON: Jamie, Amy and big sister Sophie would like to announce the safe arrival of Tyler James Norton. Born on July 23, 2015 weighing 8lb. A huge thank you to Gwen Costello and the amazing staff at the maternity ward. Photo provided


WAKELIN: Kim and Tash are thrilled to announce the early but safe arrival of their baby son, Ari James Wakelin (5lb 10oz) on July 6, 2015. Thank you to Cathy and the Maternity staff, as well as a huge thanks to the many kind nurses who took wonderful care of Ari while we were in the hospital. Photo provided.

CHAUHAN: Taj and Victoria are proud to announce the safe arrival of their baby boy Arun Singh Chauhan (7lb) on August 27, 2015 at 6.15pm. A big thank you to our amazing midwife Sue Hudson and Helen Crampton and all the staff on the maternity ward. Photo provided

WALSHE: Malcolm, Anna and big brother Jackson are thrilled to announce the early, but safe arrival of their beautiful babies. Ava Jean (3lb 15oz) and Connor Patrick (3lb 5oz) on August 20, 2015 at Palmerston North Hospital. Mum and babies are all doing well. Photo provided



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With the help of volunteers we work with local health professionals and community groups to ensure that information about living well, cancer treatment and support, and survivorship, is available to anyone who needs it; free or We would like to withsayminimal charges. It is important to us that reach who needs our help and a huge ‘thank you’weinformation, to everyone if you know of anyone who may everyone who made benefit from our services please cut out this newsletter and pass it on. Daffodil Day 2015 a huge

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Tony Barrow with daughter Jess and grandchildren Mollie (16 months) and Issie (3). Photo provided

‘Our father is inspirational’ By Celeste Lodewyk What better way to highlight Father’s Day this Sunday, than to share the story of two sisters who say their father has been an ‘incredible inspiration’ in their lives. Blenheim man and a senior constable, Tony Barrow is the proud father of four and grandfather of three. Twins Jess and Sarah Barrow describe their father Tony as being a strong role model, a cheerleader and above all a “wonderful father”. “What makes him a great father is that he has always had all the time in the world for his girls, because at the end of the day time is the most precious thing you could give anybody,” Jess says. Sarah adds; “He is so inspirational because of all the roles he fulfills for us girls. “He is a teacher, a mentor, a coach, a cheerleader and is someone you can turn to no matter what the situation you are faced with. “Dad has taught us there is never one path in life and there are always twists and turns along the way, but if you are resilient and

keep a strong moral compass you will always achieve your goals.” According to Jess her dad is her ‘rock’. “He is the first person all of us girls turn to if we are in need of advice about anything. “He has always been there for me, by my side my highest of highs (the birth of my daughters), and the lowest of lows (the stillbirth of my first daughter). “Let’s just say our partners have a lot to live up to as he has set the bar very high,” Jess says. Asked what was their best memory of time spent with Tony, here is what they had to say. Sarah; “The best memories I have of my dad are spending time together out on the boat and teaching me to dive. “To me this is often the only time I get to spend with Dad (being one of four girls) and that makes it really special. “Though teaching me to dive he has passed on his passion for the sea.” Jess; “All us four girls have something special that we each do with him, but mine is hunting.

“From a young age he would take me rabbit shooting and I would carry the dead rabbits. My reward was I got to do target practice after the hunt. I’m pretty good now and have just got my own rifle. “It’s not only his daughters who adore him, his granddaughters also love spending time with Tony. “He has three granddaughters who he loves more than anything. “There aren’t any words to describe how much they adore their grandad, and they definitely bring out his softer side. “It’s really clear that he is Mollie’s favourite person in the whole world, and Issie loves all the time he spends with her,” Jess says. Both girls agree that the support Tony has shown his family and the pride he has for them all is something they will always cherish. “He’s an amazing dad and even better granddad, we are very lucky to have him in our lives. “Happy Father’s Day dad.”

Messages to write in a Father’s Day card Stuck for ideas of what to write in a Father’s Day card? Here are some suggestions. • Happy Father’s Day. I may be taller than you now, but I still look up to you. • We couldn’t have asked for a better

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Join us for gourmet ‘Night in your Italy’ sessions; bring loved on one orSatura fellow survivor for someauthentic time out. Tuesdays,Italian 5:30-7.00pm. day 3rd October. Five along course Gynaecological Cancers Network – for menu catered by Essence Events, entertainwomen with a diagnosis of Cancer of the uterus, ment and auction. Geisens Sports endometrium, cervix, ovary&orEvents vulva. Thursday, June 11,are 6.00-7:30pm Centre, Renwick. Tickets $95pp or $90pp Sleep Workshops – Sleepthe disruption is common for a table of ten – available from Cancer in people with a cancer diagnosis, making Society. Please contactcopingZoe Gray zoeg@ more difficult. This course, run over two Saturdays, looks for at practical ways to improve or 579 4379 details. sleep for well-being – Saturday, June 13 and 27.

Did you know that Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers among men and women in NZ? Public Lecture – “Reducing the Impact of Bowel Cancer – what can you do?” Speaker Dr A Luck (colorectal surgeon). Come along to hear one of Australia’s experts on the subject to find out more. Tuesday, June 16, 7.00-8:30pm, Living Scenic CircleWell Hotel (Seymour Street.)

Starts WedBreast 16th CancerSeptember Support Services, Mid-Winter Function, Thursday, July 2, 6:30-8:30pm.

A free course offering education and support for Cancer Informal Dinner Meeting – for anyone diagnosed withProstate cancer, including those men and their partners, Wednesday, July 15, who have finished treatment and 6.00-8.00pm. Pleasealso phone usthose for venuestill details. in or awaiting treatments. Cancer for Contacts Run on a Wednesday night, six weeks. For Cancer Society Marlborough, The Forum,on more information, please phone Margot PO Box 233, Blenheim; Phone 03 579 4379; 5794379 or email Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am-4:30pm Email address: Cancer helpline: 0800 CANCER (226 237) Cancer Society Marlborough, Forum, Cancer Society website: for reliable and up to date information, links and PO Box 233, Blenheim. chat forums.

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success – with your help Introducing our friendly staff there is hope. Wilson, RN-Manager Support and To all our wonderfulMargot volunteers whoand gifted Information Provider their time before and on Daffodil Day - those Corinne Payne, RN-Health Promoter who grew and picked daffodils, the ladies (relief support and Information provider) who bunched the daffodils, Radio Network Hilary Gill, Finance and Retail Co-ordinator and volunteers who helped decorate the Volunteer town, Mary Parker forJasmine theMcDonald, beautiful Daffodil Co-ordinator and Administrator. cakes, collectors, delivery drivers, raffle ticket can we sellers, the schools, How groups andhelp? preschools who brought the Forum life, enquiries ANZ from bank as Our teamtowelcomes community groups, schools, etc. who would like a our main sponsors, and allMaraes, those kind hearted workshop or talk from the Cancer Society. We are people and companies coffee happy towho visit Pictonhosted and Rural Marlborough. mornings, events and more and so generously donated – thank you! Diary, June-July 2009


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Wednesday September 2, 2015

Cancer Society morning tea The Cancer Society held a volunteer morning tea to thank people for their long service to the organisation.

 Five year volunteer Ray Bovey and 13 year veteran Alex Ridley.

 Volunteer for 20-plus years Alma Murdoch and Joan Golding who has

been a volunteer for 15 years.

 A pair of 23-year Cancer Society volunteers Pat Fon Dicky Willemsen g and

Daffodil Day The sun was shining for Daffodil Day as the Cancer Society marked the 25th day of the fundraising initiative.

 On the barbecue were Bryce McIntyre and William Harris.

 Sandra Kirk, Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith and Kathleen McEwan.

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 Brother and sister Adam and Tasmyn Kibblewhite whose family has been vol unteering for five years.

The Tasman Makos prevailed over the Manawatu Turbos in the ITM Cup at Lansdowne Park on Thursday nite 41-21.

warm up. Nev and Mya Gane watch the teams 

 Fergus Cairns, Daniel Matthews, Cameron Jones and Blade Campbell  Makos fan Logan Flight gets up close and personal are all set for the game. with the Makos mascot.

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Bingo/Housie 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm. Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 3 supers of $500 each, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra.

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Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you Blenheim Healing want to take to gain resolution. Ph Rooms 579 5304 or call at Level 2, Aorere Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every House, 54 Scott St. month. 11.00am - 1pm. Now situated at Salvation Army HQ, Blenheim. St Christophers Goodwill Look out for our sign on Henry Friday 4th August 9 AM - Noon. Street, diagonally opposite the back at the Church Hall Redwoodtown of Countdown supermarket.Free Usual bargains good used clothing, Christian healing prayers available household goods and books. to anyone. Phone 578 9704.

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. How the Criminal Court works, with Laurie Murdoch. September 9th 12.10-12.50pm.

Family/Whanau for information / advocacy / support For families living with mental illness/addictions please contact Supporting Families Marlborough - Lyn, Karina or Nikki ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

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.

The Blue Door Open Monday to Friday 9.00am 3.00pm. Saturday 9.00 - 2pm. Items surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353

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.

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death notices CROUDIS, Robert Edward (Bob): On Thursday August 27 2015, passed away peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Beryl, dearly loved father of Lynn, Helen and Greg. Much loved Granddad of Shane, Mark, Kerry and Deanna; Troy and Mitchell. Much loved great Granddad of Dean, Rhys, Chad, Luke and Peanut. Special thanks to Dr Ian Bryce, staff at Wairau Hospital and Ashwood Park. “Finally reunited with Beryl”. Messages may be sent to 812 Rapaura Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273. A service for Bob will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1.30pm Wednesday September 2, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 WOOD, Shirley Joan (nee Mogridge): On Thursday August 27 2015, passed away peacefully at Redwood Lifestyle Care and Village, after a long illness and short battle with cancer. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carol and Kevin Collins (Australia), Graeme and Jane, and Lance and Charlotte. Loved Nanna of Joel, Haley, and Shanan; and Anna and Tim Gifford; Lauren and Christian Natoli. Loved great Nanna of Seth and Brea. Survived by her sister Jeanette Lloyd. Special thanks to all her in-home caregivers and the staff of Redwood Lifestyle Care and Village for all their kindness and support. Messages to The Wood Family, c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. 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 Shirley will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street at 2pm Thursday September 3, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. Rest in peace, safe and secure in the everlasting arms. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

TAIT, James Frank: On Tuesday August 25 2015 at Renwick. Aged 61 years. Much adored husband of Magdalena, dearly loved Dad of Richard. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Lillias and Peter Bode, and uncle of Christiaan and Sebastian. Messages to 28A Brydon Street, Renwick 7204. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be September sent to PO Box 411 Blenheim 7240. A celebration in memory of James’s life will be held at 28A Brydon Street, Renwick at 3pm on Saturday September 5. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 McLEAN, Fredric George (Fred): On Thursday August 27 2015, peacefully, at Maxwell Care Home. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Joy, much loved father and father-in-law of Sue and Ken McKenzie, Annette (deceased), and Ron and Janet McLean. Loved Grandad of Marie, Karen, Scott, Michael, and Gregory, and great Grandad of Brandon, Mark, and Jasmine. Messages may be sent to c/- 9 Pelorus Place, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Fred will be held at the Mayfield, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm Thursday September 3, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary.

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acknowledgement TAYLOR, Kelvin: 15 August 2015. Amanda, Roseanne and Rod, and Mark and families, wish to express their sincere thanks for the cards, phone calls, and ongoing support received at this time. Thank you to everyone who attended the service for Kelvin, it was a true celebration of his life. Special thanks to all of the staff at Wairau Hospital, Hospice Marlborough and

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‘Work, Wealth & Well-Being’ Sunday evenings @ 6.30pm St Ninians Presbyterian Church Hall 1 Riley Crescent, Redwoodtown All welcome, refreshments provided. Topic: ‘Work to Live or Live to Work: You Choose?’ Sunday 6th September Guest Speaker: Alistair Mackenzie, Laidlaw College and Faith @ Work Project, NZ For more information phone Brendan O’Hagan 578 5567

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EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope and suction. Phone for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St. Spring is com ing! See us for all your hayfever products. Our well trained staff will take good care of you. We also have many varieties of natural health products to alleviate your symptoms. Springlands Pharmacy ph 578 2271.

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Cellar Door Host The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is located on Brancott Vineyard, the facility offers a cellar door, restaurant, wine experiences and private evening dining functions.

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23 September 2015 4pm-6pm Bookings on SOBs opens 9 September Parents are encouraged to book a time to see their daughter’s teachers through the ‘School Online Booking’ system on the school website or via your daughter’s subject teachers.

New to New Zealand? FREE Settlement Information Workshop How the Public Health System Works Tuesday 8th September 7pm-9pm Speaker Beth Tester

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The Marlborough Ploughing Association and Tua Marina Vintage Traction and Machinery Club will host their Marlborough Championships this weekend and chances are you could see a future national champion. Marlborough Ploughing president Allan Gifford says with the event acting as a tractor ploughing qualifier for the nationals in Palmerston North, several Marlborough ploughers will be keen to make an impression. “We are also fortunate to have competitors coming from as far away as Canterbury, not to try to qualify because some are already going to Palmerston North, but many just want to test their skills up here. Marlborough’s Ian Woolley is over in Denmark preparing for the World Championships in Denmark, next month. As well as vintage farm machinery from pre 1956, there will also be sheep and dog demonstrations on the Sunday. Allan says the event is fortunate to have the clydesdale horses at the event. “For Colin Drummond to come here each year with his horses is a

Colin Drummond will be back in Blenheim in an effort to give his Clydesdale horses more public exposure.

considerable expense. “It’s not easy to get so many up here from Mid Canterbury and they really are impressive to see. “Most of the competitors will stop at the end of a row and have a chat to the people, so there’s a re-

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Jordan family has always been very good to us and provide us a great venue. Allan was hopeful the wet weather would not be an issue but he says organisers would keep an eye on it.

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Hammer heads to Mako country Sport By Jacob Page Former teammates Leon MacDonald and Mark Hammett are set to share the coaching duties at the Tasman Makos from next season. MacDonald will step up to the head coaching role while former Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett will come on board as his assistant for the next two seasons The move comes as current head coach Kieran Keane is set to take on an assistant role with Super Rugby Franchise Cheifs in 2016. Hammett has previous provincial rugby coaching experience with Canterbury in 2006 before moving to Super Rugby as an assistant with the Crusaders from

Mark Hammett.

2007 and 2010. In 2011, Hammett took over the head coaching reins at the Hurricanes, before moving to the UK

with the Cardiff Blues. A strong and durable hooker, he was capped for the All Blacks 29 times, played for the Crusaders 81 times and played 76 matches for Canterbury. Tasman Rugby Union chief executive Tony Lewis says they have the best man for the job. “We’re delighted to have him on board and believe his coaching partnership with Leon will be a fine combination. We are confident that the new coaching group will be successful in growing the legacy established over the last three years.” MacDonald echoed those words. “Hammer is an old team mate


who has massive respect and mana amongst his peers. He’s a straight shooter and competitive, with a huge work ethic and attention to detail. He fits the Makos ethos perfectly and I’m excited about bringing his experience and energy to help grow this team.” Hammett says he is looking forward to the challenge. “Having played with Leon I know we share a similar philosophy on the game. I’ve been itching for an opportunity to work hands on with the players on the grass, rather than as a head coach. This is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting to work as rugby never stands still.”

Hockey tournament

The College Park hockey turf is hosting the Galletly Cup Secondary School Boys’ Tournament this week. A number of second XI teams from around New Zealand are in town for the tournament which will conclude on Friday.

Makos remain perfect Two tries from blindside flanker Pete Samu helped the Tasman Makos ease past the Manawatu Turbos 41-21 in their ITM Cup provincial rugby match at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park on Thursday night. Another four-try bonus point also helped them maintain their lead in the premiership division. They will next play Otago, in Dunedin, on Friday night.

Cyclists impress on home soil Marlborough cyclists Ethan and Katie Batt were the impressive local performers during the two-day Cuddon South Island secondary schools cycle tour was staged in Marlborough on Saturday and Sunday. Ma rlborough r iders claimed 10 of the 24 races Katie Batt won all four stages in the under-13 girls section. By winning by more than 14 minutes, she won Polka Dot Queen of the Mountain jersey, the Green Sprint Ace jersey and the overall leader’s yellow jersey. Ethan won three of the

four stages in the under20s boys grade and came second in the hill climb, to claim three jerseys including the yellow jersey for the overall winner. Riders from Christchurch and Wellington and Nelson made up a strong field of riders across all the grades. Fairhall School’s Fergus Greer won the under-13 boys category. Ma rlb oroug h Boys’ College cyclist Niels Van Antwerpen, won the King of the Mountains jersey in the under-17 boys grade. Marlborough rider Sophie Batt finished third in the under-15 girls section.

Football Festival Marlborough Football is running a Girls Football Festival on Sunday September 20 at A & P Park. It is a free event for girls aged five to 17 to give the game a try during New Zealand Football Girls and Women’s week.

The first bunch leads off at the Blenheim go-kart track on Sunday during the twoday Cuddon South Island secondary schools cycle tour was staged in Marlborough on Saturday and Sunday. INSET: Niels van Antwerpen, Liv Bishop, Sam Morgan and Brittany Lucas.

Rowers on the pace at World Champs By Jacob Page Marlborough rowers have made a solid start to the World Rowing Championships in France this week T he men’s double of Wairau’s Robbie Manson and his partner Chris Harris also made a solid start, while they led through the middle of the race, they were challenged in the latter stages by France who pushed them into second place. However, they will still progress to the quarter finals. The Kiwi men’s eight were right in the mix for the first half of the race but dropped off a little as the race pro-

Sophie MacKenzie.

gressed. After giving it everything the New Zealander’s fin-

ished fourth and with just the heat winner Great Britain progressing to the final the Kiwi eight including Marlborough’s Tom Murray will contest the repechage on Thursday (NZ time). Marlborough rower Sophie MacKenzie and her lightweight double scull partner Julia Edward were safely through to the quarter finals after finishing a close second in their heat. Blenheim Rowing Club Karl Manson helped his men’s quad to earn a berth through to the semi finals. T he event cont i nues throughout the week.

Hitchcock snatch victory Marlborough teams won most of the prize money on offer at the prestigious Mark Stevenson First National Marlborough Open held at Simcox Stadium. The pairs went down to the last bowl as Simon and Damin Hitchcock denied Brian Booker and Debbie Wearing back to back titles when they scored two on the last end to snatch victory by 8-7.

On Sunday the fours title went to Errol Fairhurst’s quartet from the Pastimes Club. They came from behind to down the Motueka foursome skipped by Wayne Tibble. Fairhurst’s team consisted of Blair Clemett, Kevin Rowe and Nicola Clemett and they convincingly won by 11-4 after being down 1-4 after four ends.

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