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By Laura Shipley Simple is elegant even if it needs a practice run prior to this year’s Combined Colleges’ Formal next Friday. While guys have kept it traditional, the girls have been planning their carnival themed final look for the big night for months and even had trial runs of their hair and make up to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Continued on page 2 Marlborough Boys’ College Year 13 pupil George Aitken is also set for the formal next week.

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Planning for perfection Continued from page 1 George Aitken, Joe McSorley and his girlfriend Danielle Le Brun all have differing approaches to the big event. George was a fan of the compulsory dance practices where students had to attend two out of the three to be allowed a ticket. The theme for the formal this year is carnival and was announced at the final dance practice, but the night before it was leaked on social media that the theme would be fishing. George has spent $150 on hiring on a suit and the same amount on shoes. Joe purchased his suit for $199 and got his shoes for $50. You would expect a girl to spend more on her formal but Danielle only spent $120 on her dress and shoes and will spend $50 on her hair. She is getting her mum to do her makeup. Before arriving at the formal George plans to visit his grandmother so she can see him in his suit, while Joe and Danielle will be spending time with family and taking photos. Lisa Willis owner of La Vosh

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Marlborough Combined Colleges Formal 2015

Traffic Plan Key

Will be closed 10 minutes before temporary stop is opened

= Road Block = Road Block to let cars line up, road opened at 7:25pm

Closed from 7pm

Temporary Stop

=Route to Formal

Notes 

All road blocks will be managed by police

One police officer will be at the drop off point

Any drink driving (e.g. Students driving go-karts) will be stopped and may be refused entry

All transport methods must be deemed safe

Only one lane will be closed on Hutcheson St

Vehicles parked near entrance will be towed

Head Boy and Head Girl will be first

Enter line

The map to route for the Combined College Formal drop off zones.

Beauty Emporium says the trend for hairstyles for the formal this year tends to be more “shabby chic” with styles like waterfall plaits. Some girls are having natural make-up done and some are going full out gala. “People started booking a week after the last formal and are already booking for next year,” Lisa says. ”Most people booked in Feb-

the high chunky heals. “We always sell lots of metallics, silvers and golds, because they go with everything.” As for the boys wanting to match the carnival theme, colourful ties and colourful pocket squares seem to be popular and slim fit black suits or navy suits seem the preferred choice for suit hire, says Thomas’s Department Store owner Tim Thomas.

ruary. There are still the odd few girls looking for bookings but they likely to get let down.” Jenny McClelland owner of Cabello Hair and Beauty says; “A lot of girls are saying they want their hair out with pieces put up or out with curls.” Hannah’s manager Jackie Bull says most boys are wearing dressy black shoes with a pointy toe and the girls are going with metallics and wearing

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The cost of designs for a giant Christmas tree in Blenheim is now the only sticking point Marlborough District Councillors want to see a Christmas tree in Blenheim this festive season but they have asked for more inquiries into design and cost before they make a decision. Earlier this year councillors set aside a budget of $100,000 to cover the cost of purchase and

installation of a decorated tree to replace the tree previously funded by Marlborough Lines. This week councillors considered two options for a 10-metre tree to be installed within the Blenheim CBD. Estimates covered the steel tree skeleton, lights and decorations, engineering and electrical costs, installation and removal, and storage. The estimate for an imported option

was $82,048 while the estimate for the locally made tree was $92,676. Some councillors expressed reservations at the cost and it was decided to get more information for the next meeting of Council. Mayor Alistair Sowman suggested that a festive spirit could be captured by large-scale lighting of the existing trees in Seymour Square along the lines

of public displays councillors had seen recently in Japan. However other councillors wanted to see a Christmas tree installed in the town itself. Funding is already in place to decorate the Seymour Square tree which is lit each Christmas and to upgrade fairy lighting on foliage in Market Street and Market Place, Upper Queen Street and Liz Davidson Place.

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Dog seizure leaves owner shocked By Jacob Page Blenheim resident Simon Greenwood was left shocked after his german shepherd was seized by dog control less than an hour after a “kerfuffle” with another dog in front of his house. Simon says the two-and-a-halfyear-old dog, Jack was securely inside behind a glass door but was smart enough to use his foot to get the door open to rush outside when a dog on a leash walked by. “We were loading gardening equipment in the back of our car and I saw him get out and I yelled at him to get back inside but he just raced around the other side of the car.” Simon says the incident between Jack and the other dog lasted “a matter of seconds” and as the dogs were being separated a child was knocked to the ground. “Neither dog was bitten and the child got back up and we dusted him off and checked he was ok and he was. “The people said it was one of those situations and no one was harmed so it was fine.” However, within the hour dog

Simon Greenwood with Jack and councillor Jamie Arbuckle.

control had turned up to the house saying a complaint had been made and Jack was seized while the case was reviewed. “I was quite shocked that they had the power to do that so quickly,” Simon says. “The person who came by to take the dog was good to deal with and checked the property and how it was setup for

a dog to live in.” Jack spent the night away from home before being returned to Simon once a $102 fine and $15 food and water bill was paid. “We were told that if an incident happened like that again he would be neutered and would need to wear a muzzle in public. “I just thought the whole thing

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inbrief was excessive, no dog or person was hurt and I just wondered if many dog owners knew that this action could be taken.” Marlborough District Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee Chairman, Jamie Arbuckle says each case is judged on an individual basis. “Complaints are taken seriously especially with the record the country has of dog-related violence. “In this case the incident was reviewed and the dog was given back to the owner the next day. “The emphasis remains on the owner to ensure the dog is secure on the property.” Arbuckle says he was aware of a dog currently seized after it bit a person who illegally entered a fenced yard with warning signs. “I am aware of that going around but I haven’t seen the full facts so it would be inappropriate to comment. “From a personal standpoint I can understand why that situation might not sit well with some but I don’t know all the facts on that at this stage.”

Blenheim keeps sunniest spot in NZ lead by Jacob Page Blenheim has maintained its staus as the sunniest spot in New Zealand so far this year. Weather statistics released for August by Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre shows Blenheim ahead of Whakatane by 17.4 hours of sunshine. August had eight more hours of sunshine than the same time 12

Rog Agnew. months ago. Plant & Food Research liaison

scientist Rob Agnew says while many people have commented that the 2015 winter has been colder than usual, this was not really the case August 2015 was slightly warmer and sunnier than average, and despite there being 12 rain days during August, rainfall was still below average. “The winter of 2015 was cooler than 2014 and 2013, with a higher number of heavier ground frosts,” he says.

However, the winter of 2015 was by no means out of the ordinary for Blenheim. “It was basically a return to a more normal winter, after a couple of warmer than average winters.” The winter of 2015 recorded 41 ground frosts, compared to 31 in 2014. There was 49.8mm of rain in August which was up tremendously on last August when just 9.8mm occured.

Volunteers for focus panel sought The Marlborough Primary Health Organisation is looking for volunteers to be on a focus group panel to learn more about how Marlborough people use their health services, in particular the Emergency Department at Wairau Hospital. If you would like to be involved please ring the PHO and leave your name and contact details for project manager Christine Andrews with the receptionist. Phone 03 520 6200.

NMIT gets boost Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s (NMIT) Applied Business area has become one of the first in the country to be fully accredited for its Bachelor of Commerce degree by the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). NMIT has gained a renewed five year accreditation by the Australasian institute while the Chartered Public Accountants of Australia (CPA) has also renewed its approval for professional accreditation at NMIT. NMIT chief executive Tony Gray says it’s a “big deal” for the institute, allowing students to graduate with qualifications that rank with any Australasian university. “It keeps NMIT as a leading provider of qualifications for those aspiring to become a chartered accountant.

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Marlborough Girl Guides will be holding a garage and bake sale to raise funds for a number of their girls to go to a jamboree in Christchurch in January next year. Donations of items can ben dropped off to the Eltham Road Girl Guides hut on September 10 between 5.30pm and 8pm or September 11 from 5pm to 6pm. You can contact Sharon Hill on 021 744 049

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Business Excellence Awards The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards will be held on March 18 next year at the Convention Centre. Those businesses wanting to enter can get a form from the Chamber of Commerce.

More business mentors needed Business Trust Marlborough, an advisory service for fledgling businesses, is looking for more voluntary mentors after a busy first year in operation. The Trust is supported by $20,000 in annual funding from the Marlborough District Council through its ‘Smart Business Marlborough’ economic development programme. The Trust’s client advisor is Marlborough chartered accountant and small business owner, Sue Avery.

Chocolate milk craze Marlborough chocolate milk lovers have snapped up plenty of Lewis Road Creamery products in the first week of its South Island release. The milk from the Waikato company had only been available in the North Island since the chocolate flavour was launched in October last year. With the launch of an additional coffee and vanilla chocolate milk flavour, the South Island release has proved popular.

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Beautician brings skills home By Jacob Page Beautician Sarah East is back in Blenheim and bringing her international skills and experience with her to her new business Aria Beauty at 17a timandra Place. Growing up she practiced her make-up skills on her dolls before leaving Marlborough Girls’ College at 16 and spending 12 years perfecting her craft. Her passion has taken her all over the world including Brisbane and London and now the 28-yearold has returned home to raise a family. “It’s always been my dream to work for myself and own my own salon, it’s really exciting.” Emma offers massages, waxing, tinting as well as air brush make up and nails. “Air brushing is rather new to New Zealand so I’m bringing some of that over from Australia. “I’m keen to expand over time

into spray tanning and other things, I really want to become a one-stop shop.” Sarah says New Zealanders are trend setters when it comes to beauty therapy. In London some of the techniques like waxing are still old fashioned compared to the methods here. Sarah says being well travelled has exposed her to the best beauty techniques available worldwide. “I like to think I’ve been exposed to the best techniques, the best products, the best skincare, the best training that I’ve come across so I’ve been exposed to plenty of things in my career. “I left school at 16 and I always knew this is what I wanted to do. “When I was a little girl I used to put make up on my dolls and cut their hair… I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else,” Sarah says.

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Kirby hits bullseye with new business Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Beautiful gardens appeal to our senses, the colours, smells and textures so it’s no wonder that local woman Kirby Best has made gardening her business. Earlier this year Kirby established her business Bullseye Gardening Services so she could pursue her passion and be outdoors where she enjoys working most. “I have always been interested in gardening. My dad was a nature boy and that rubbed off on me, so when the opportunity came up for me to do gardening professionally I went for it, and have really enjoyed it.

“I don’t like working inside, I prefer to be outside so when I put all this together Bullseye Gardening Services began,” she says. In addition to gardening Kirby also does Nassella Tussock control for her father, and is currently studying business and horticulture to add more tools to her belt. Kirby’s services include everything from mulching, pruning and spraying, through to planting, hedge trimming and all other gardening services. To contact Kirby email kirbyamelia@ RIGHT: Kirby Best of Bullseye Gardening Services.

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COUNCIL NEWS Notices Free road safety course for drivers 65+ years The Marlborough Road Safety Council is holding a free driver training course - details below: On: Thursday 24 September 2015 At: The Wesley Centre - Henry Street Time: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm For: Senior drivers and road users Based on: The New Zealand Road Code Please register your interest in attending with Nigel Ph: 03 578 5256.

Property Drainage Inspections The Marlborough District Council is carrying out property drainage inspections in Picton and Blenheim over the next few months in an effort to reduce the amount of stormwater and groundwater entering the sewerage system in wet weather. These inspections are designed to locate faults within Council’s or private property sewage systems, plus any downpipes that may be connected to the wrong system. Rob Galloway of Galloway Contracting has been engaged to carry out these inspections on Council’s behalf. He delivers a notice of inspection 5-7 days before the inspection explaining the process; this also includes an explanation of likely faults and repair methods. He does not require entry to your house, but does require access to your property to inspect any outside drainage systems and any Council pipe systems that may be located within your property. The reason for these inspections is, during rainfall the sewage system can pump up to four times the normal acceptable flow due to rain and/or groundwater water entering the system. These systems are not designed to cope with this additional rainwater. This can, and does lead to sewage overflows on properties and to water ways because of the excess flows. This programme is in the interest of all users, and is designed to make the environment we live in a better place. Enquiries should be directed to Kerry Walsh at the Marlborough District Council Ph: 520-7400

Join in the public tree planting Members of the public are invited to lend a hand to plant trees in public spaces this weekend: •

Harling Ridge at the Wither Hills Farm Park, community working bee to replace wattles with native species, 9.30am Saturday 5 September

Ralph Ballinger Arboretum on Taylor River Reserve, in conjunction with the Marlborough Landscape Group and meeting at the Munro Street car park, 9.30am Sunday 6 September

Signposting welcome to Marlborough from Marlborough Roads road signs budget. The new signs will highlight the regional welcome, or a welcome to a sub-region such as the Awatere, or to a town, eg Picton or Renwick. Individual communities will be consulted over their town signage. Approximately 30 sign will be replaced over coming months.

New signs are on the way to replace the mix of billboards and signposts that currently welcome visitors to this region. A consistent theme using the colours, font and images from the Only Marlborough branding project will be used for the new signs on the state highways and the local roads. Most of the cost will come

Bee Aware Bees pollinate two thirds of the food we eat – but they also need people to plant food so they can keep buzzing around doing their vital work. For the last four years Council has planted a special bee-friendly garden at Pollard Park. The flowering ‘bee garden’ bed is located at the end of one of the annual garden beds, just over the bridge from the playground. New seed is ordered every winter, ready for spring sowing. Currently the bed is empty,

waiting to be composted and forked over before sowing. The Council gardens team also make a point of planting many ‘bee friendly’ flowers in the formal garden beds in our public parks each season: zinnia, salvias, gaura, pyrethrum, rudbeckia, calendula and many more. September is Bee Aware Month and the National Beekeepers Association is encouraging people and organisations to grow more bee-friendly plants.

New Emergency Services Manager Brian Paton is the new Emergency Services Manager for Marlborough. Brian has more than 30 years’ experience at Lands and Survey Department and DOC. Past postings include Kaikoura and Maud Island and previous experience as DOC’s national response coordinator meant he was on call 24/7 to deal with anything from wandering seals to glacier fatalities. He’s also been part of DOC’s National Fire Team with responsibilities for planning and logistics and he filled the safety officer role in this year’s Onamalutu fire.

to cope in an emergency. The last national audit of Marlborough’s civil defence planning rated the region highly for its ability to immediately respond to an emergency scenario. Brian aims to maintain that as well as placing more emphasis on building up the resources required for the welfare and recovery phase that follows any major event.

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Positive ageing Become a regular user of the Stadium exercise facilities - Regular exercise is vital to maintain the best possible health as we age and Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 is very user-friendly for older people. The gymnasium and pool have facilities and classes suited to older age groups including people with restricted movement and agility. • Aqua-gentle classes in the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am will help strengthen muscles and improve balance. This is a low-impact class of water aerobics, in chest-deep

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• In any emergency, the Marlborough District Council website carries regular updates on its homepage;

Stadium exercise facilities water. Aquacise classes in the pool are held each week-day morning at 9.15 am. • Try the aerobics-based exercise routine or circuit-based class which uses light weights, both options allow you to work out at your own pace. At the gym, there are free assessments available with qualified instructors for those signing on for a membership. There are various Stadium membership options but the best value for anyone wanting to make •

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good use of the facilities is to join for a year. Annual membership offers full use of the gym, aquatics classes, group fitness plus sauna and steam room all for $15 a week. Alternatively, a year’s membership, giving entry to aquatics classes with sauna and steam room OR the gym and group fitness classes, comes down to $12.50 a week. For people who are exercising several times a week, or more, it means the cost is just a few dollars per session. Regular admission price for Senior Citizen (65+): Swim $4.50.

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The Sun Unfair mba A weekend tournament with basketball proved some unfair decisions. Not fair that a young child really excited for the weekend to play for the team was banned from playing for no viable reason. Very unfair to hurt a child’s feelings and let the team & coach down. I just hope it doesn’t effect the child for life. A kid in sport stays out of court.

Magazine Shop Has brightened so many grim days over recent years. Wonderful to see some recognition for customer service the old way. Love him to bits. Magazine Shop is the only independent book shop left in Blenheim. In the late 80s there were six. Well done John keep up the good work.

Loud white ute! To the guy that insists on hooning out of the Airport entrance everyday in his old falcon ute, you need a new exhaust! We are sick of inhaling your oily black smoke!

Awesome evening Awesome Thursday evening watching the Makos play Manawatu, only downfall was the lack of decent music! Speakers were out would have provided a much better upbeat atmosphere if there had been some good music at a decent volume playing. By the way the little rippers who entertained at half time were adorable.

What is up with NZ Post? Totally agree! A birthday card to Foxton or the Wairarapa - five days. I could walk to Foxton in five days! Don’t waste your money on fast post or tracking either. Now I send every parcel by courier and they are more competitive than you think. I agree, I received an appointment from Wairau Outpatients three months after the event! The nurse told me I’d missed my last appointment, in a quite matter a fact manner. NZ post used to be very efficient....they are now money and profit focussed....not people/ service. I just received an important letter from WINZ dated 10 August. It is now 31st August. It was sent from the Blenheim Office to a Blenheim address. What a joke nzpost! Further to my last weeks text talk. NZ Post does it again. The fastpost birthday card to Nelson arrived the following Tuesday, 7 days after it was posted. Slack slack service and definitely not FASTPOST, a real case of misleading advertising! Really brassed off customer.

Consideration please To people driving to The Sounds (Queen Charlotte) do not rush, have good sense, use your brain, especially around the school bus stop. If you are in a hurry you should not come out here to disturb the peace. To poachers, stay out of private land. And to everyone, please pick up your mess.

Pay and display parking Here we go again. Cant get anyone to use pay and display car parks at railway station so we will restrict more free parking by skate park in an attempt to force people to pay. Please publish who votes for this proposal so we know who not to vote for in next elections.

Headlights please When driving around on a wet/foggy day, can you please put your headlights on so we can see you. We welcome your texts on 027 242 5266. Limit to 70 words please. Name supplied please. We reserve the right to publish at our discretion. Please note the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Sun management.

Kahawai frames I went white baiting at the Wairau diversion and was disgusted by the number of Kahawai frames, heads & even whole fish left in the tide. What a waste of such a resource. Why clean your fish there? Take it home, smoke the frames or put them into your garden. It just leaves a mess for others to have to put up with. 100% Pure NZ. Yes right.

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I hope Kate & Dagmar are allowed to go to the College Formal - compassion is needed here.

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We live in a heartless world full of rules and regulations so what message are we sending to young people being taught kindness and compassion at primary level & and showing its not applicable in the ‘real’ world. Rules are rules & must be obeyed at all times say the conformers.

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Pure joy If anyone wants to know what true joy looks like, go back to the babies page in Wednesday’s Sun (2 September) and look at Lauren Brews face in picture two. I don’t know Lauren but I was really moved by her expression of pure and utter (exhausted?) joy. Now that’s really beautiful.

Customer service We have some great restaurants and food on offer in this town. But please get your wait staff to clear tables and offer another round of drinks. So often that is neglected once the food order is taken.

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61k, really? $61k average wage in Marlborough. Not sure where they get the figures from. I work full time $35k so how far below average is that!!!!

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Tissue issue Would the person that keeps dropping tissues on the Wither Hills Walkway, please take them home with you! I counted 11 tissues up there yesterday, disgusting.

Local Authority Elections 2016 – Representation arrangements The Marlborough District Council reviewed its representation arrangements at the Council meeting held on 27 August 2015 and resolved that the following proposal apply for the elections to be held on 8 October 2016. This is the Council’s initial proposal under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and is now open for public submissions. Council requires these submissions by 5.00pm on 16 October 2015. Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 Council resolved to continue with the present membership of thirteen (13) Councillors elected by wards, and the Mayor elected from the district as a whole. Following a review of options available, Council considered that the ward system provides fair representation of communities of interest within the district. Section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act requires that, unless particular community of interest considerations justify otherwise, the population that each member represents must be within the range of +/- 10% of

the average population-per-member ratio across the district. Section 19V(3)(a) allows Council to propose a membership of a ward that falls outside the population formula, as long as it considers that there is a community of interest that could be classified as an island or isolated community. Council resolved that the Sounds ward has significant community of interest that could be classified as an isolated community under section 19V of the Act. Under the proposal the population that each member will represent falls within the range of +/- 10% of 3,446 (ie 3,102 to 3,791), except for the Sounds ward. The proposal is therefore: Ward 2014 Population Members Population Estimates per member Sounds 8,100 3 2,700 Wairau/Awatere 10,900 3 3,633 Blenheim 25,800 7 3,686 Total 44,800 13 3,446 Council was also required to review the need for Community Boards. Council resolved that it considers

there is no requirement for any Community Boards within the District as it considered that the significant community, advisory and ratepayer organisations that already exist provide good local government in the District. Council further resolved that meshblock 2277600 (bounded by Mills and Ford Road East and including Rowley Crescent and Staces Road) be transferred from the Blenheim Ward to the Wairau/Awatere Ward. You are invited to make written submissions on Council’s initial representation proposal. Submissions should be forwarded to Mike Porter, Marlborough District Council, 15 Seymour Street, Blenheim 7201 (PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240), or email Submissions must be received by Council by 5.00pm on 16 October 2015. Any enquiries should be made to Mike Porter Ph: 03 520 7400. Information can be viewed on Council’s website

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Father and son back theatre project

Craig McDermid and his son Scott want to support the new theatre project in Marlborough and are doing it the best way they know how. Through their business Blenheim Toyota, they are donating a brand new $33,500 Corolla hatchback to be sold at a special auction that will be part of the final two-month campaign to raise $2 million for the ASB Theatre Marlborough in Blenheim. The McDermids said they feel it is important their business supports community projects. “We are being a responsible corporate citizen and this is a way we can put something toward a project that will benefit Marlborough and be used

by the majority of people here” “We are associated with a lot of people who have been involved with theatre here for a long time, and this is a way to support them,’’ Craig McDermid says. They also wanted to back the Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust as a group who were prepared to work hard to provide top grade facilities in Blenheim to be used by everyone in the top of the south. “We support the vision of the Theatre Trust and the benefits the complex will have. It will attract excellent entertainment here and it will bring more people for meetings and conferences.” Theatre trust fundraising manager

Ross Anderson is excited to be given the 2015 Toyota Corolla GX hatchback car, which will be sold at auction in mid-November at a special function. “Craig and Scott always said they would do something for us, but a new car is beyond our wildest dreams,” he said. The auction will coincide with the function to draw the seats bought that have been bought by people in a sponsorship scheme for platinum, gold, silver and bronze sections of the theatre auditorium. This final campaign to raise $2 million in two months to fit out the theatre with sound and lighting Scott McDermid, left, and Craig McDermid with the 2015 Toyota and other stage gear was launched on Corolla GX hatchback their business Blenheim Toyota has donated to theMarlborough Civic Theatre Trust to auction for a Sunday. fundraiser for the new theatre nearing completion in Blenheim.

Land revaluation behind Flaxbourne rate rise - mayor Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman says land revaluation, which is outside Council’s control, is the reason behind the rate spikes experienced by some Flaxbourne property owners. But while property values – and rates – have gone up in the Flaxbourne area, in other places including Seddon township, rates have dropped, he said. For example, in remote rural areas of the Marlborough Sounds some rates have dropped by up to 30 per cent. Mr Sowman says there is no easy way to improve the rating system and, from time to time, rate spikes occur where there had been significant property revaluations. However he says the District Council has undertaken to examine the issue again to see if there is any legal mechanism to address the matter. He urged ratepayers to use the new Rates Smartmap on the Council’s website where they will be able to see the reasons for the movements in their own values. At the same time, he said, Flaxbourne property owners have a standing invitation to come into the District Council offices to discuss their individual situation at any time. Mr Sowman says the organiser of a rural ratepayers meeting at Ward was advised that Council was reviewing the rates issue but that it would be a couple of months before there would be anything to report. The Mayor acknowledged that some ratepayers did face sizeable percentage increases in their rates even though the overall rates rise for the district was only 3.3 per cent “Those increases are almost entirely due to the revaluation

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What meal do you never get sick of eating? Pan fried fresh fish with a lovely big salad washed down with a Pretty Paddock Marlborough savy. One of my best holidays was... Road trip down to Te Anau to complete the Laxmore Grunt. My guilty TV pleasure is...



What would you change about the world? People need to be more tolerant of each other. What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? My mothers book about our family history. Who would you love to have a meal with? My Great-Great Grandparents who arrived in New Zealand on the first ships from England in 1841.


The best thing in your life right now? Having a job I love to do. What is one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I cooked dinner parties for the English Gentry for a year. What’s next on your wish list? To bike the Central Otago Rail Trail with my family.

Dog owners in the gun over Taylor River Anika Moa is set to bring her musical talent to Blenheim’s Allan Scott Winery later this month.

Anika Moa has Blenheim in her sights By Laura Shipley One of New Zealand’s most respected and influential music artists, Anika Moa, is set to come to Blenheim on September 18 to perform at Allan Scott Winery. Joining her as a supporting act is SJD or Sean Donelly who has never toured before. Anika has toured Australia, America, the United Kingdom and Ireland but she prefers New Zealand. She says she hasn’t spent much time in Marlborough but says “it’s a beautiful area”. Anika says it’s a constant battle to stay relevant in the fast-paced world of music. She says you have to do other things as well as make music because people don’t buy music anymore they download it instead.

Because of this she thinks the female music scene was better 10 years ago than it is now. “More women are joining bands.” Her favourite things about touring are meeting the locals and doing things like seeing the penguins in Oamaru and going bungee jumping. She says going on tour is ‘time for mummy to have a life’. She likes getting people up on stage during her tour and having guys do the haka, “Every night is cool.” She has got a pledge me page to raise money to fund her next album. She is also working on a TV show. “Come see my show” she says “I promise I won’t be mean to you.”

ANIKA MOA Queen At The Table Tour Allan Scott Winery, Friday 18 September Twelve Trees Vineyard Restaurant – open for pre-show dinner BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PH : 572 7123

Animal Control Officers may have to step up patrols of the Taylor River Reserve to ensure better behaviour by dogs and some of their owners. Council reserves staff report that, despite the plastic bag dispensers at the walkway, too much excrement is being left behind and residents around the area of Athletic Park are complaining about bags of excrement being thrown onto their properties. Dogs which are not under adequate control are generating increased complaints to Animal Control with most of the incidents happening on the stretch of the riverbank between the Hutcheson Street Bridge and the Burleigh Bridge. Animal Control Committee chairman Jamie Arbuckle says the fouling issue isn’t

happening in the areas where Council has installed new ‘doggy doo’ bag stations so further spots may be considered. However he said dog owners must take responsibility for cleaning up after their dogs. “The walkway is for everyone, people out walking and children, so we want to keep the area clean. There’s no excuse for leaving mess behind,” he said. Dog owners are required, under a Council bylaw, to remove dog faeces from public areas and those who don’t are liable for an infringement notice of up to $300. Please bring your own plastic bag when out walking your dog or take one from a Council bag dispenser. Bag stations are checked regularly but please call Council and advise if bags have run out on 520 7400.

Mental illness awareness By Laura Shipley The often taboo topic of mental illness and suicide prevention will be thrust into the spotlight in Blenheim next week The Forum will host an event on September 10 gathering green balloons to raise awareness for mental illness and suicide. The balloons are to symbolise reconnecting with the innocence of your inner child. “Suicide is so taboo,” says Rebecca May O’Sullivan, psychic medium, healer and organiser of the event. “No one talks about it.” Rebecca believes that it is important to re-empower people “Through my work I have come across people who don’t know themselves.” She also knows families that have had to deal with the loss of a loved one and believes if more people know how to tell if someone is feeling low or know how to talk about loss then we could help those people. Self awareness is not something you learn in schools. Rebecca also believes in the importance of eating healthy, organic foods, “We are what we eat, we are our surround-

Rebecca May O’Sullivan will shine the spotlight on mental illness and suicide prevention with an information day in the forum next week.

ings.” The event will have yoga and other alternative theories and wholesome organic food.

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- weekend event guide Friday 4 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. Millennium Art Gallery Brian Brake, this exhibition offers two slices from Brian Brake’s career: photographs of China in late 1950s, and those of Japan in 1963 and 1964. Kerry Hines-Young Country Young Country is a fresh and engaging exhibition that brings together nineteenthcentury photography and contemporary poetry to offer a new and often surprising view of New Zealand’s past. Millennium Art Gallery, Seymour Square. A License to Stare Portraits from award-winning artists including Lisa White, Mieke Hilhorst, Emma Panting, Sofia Minson, Ken Porter, Jasmine Middlebrook, Geoff Noble, Kirsty Hogg, Catherine Russ & Jane Nicol. Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, open daily 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Saturday 5 The Fit’n’Free Outdoor Community Gym Fundraiser is a High Tea at 3pm at the Slip Inn Havelock. Dress Victorian. Prizes for best costume and most fabulous hat. Guest Speaker Rick Edmonds talking about The Link Pathway $30 Contact Tracy 027 236 7196. Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

Ploughing Association & Tua Marina Vintage Traction & Machinery Club. 2015 Ploughing - Qualifying Event Vintage Class Tractors, Horse teams & Ploughs. To be held on the Jordan Property, Jacksons Rd, Blenheim - 11am to 3pm each day. All Welcome, Entry by Gold Coin Donation (no dogs please). Beekeepers Workshop At the Community Gardens (off Budge Street) from 10am. Local beekeeper Murray Bush will be at the MBA hives, leading a session called ‘Spring Housekeeping’. Everyone welcome to come along and find out more about this fascinating hobby. Contact: Silke 021 268 4149 or 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. 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.

Sunday 6 Riverside Railway Trains depart from Brayshaw Park Station as follows; 1.45pm for Beaver Station ,Riverside Park, central Blenheim and return. 3.00pm for Omaka and return. Fares; Adults $10 Child $5 ( Omaka $6 and $3) CASH ONLY. Combo fares are available. Girl Guides Fundraising Garage Sale at Mikeys Bar courtyard, 9am - 1pm, funds from this will help the girls get to Jamboree. Items for sale include a Pool Table! Be in quick! Raffles! Give Aways! Lucky Draw for dad! Ploughing Association & Tua Marina Vintage Traction & Machinery Club. 2015 Ploughing - Qualifying Event Vintage Class Tractors, Horse teams & Ploughs. To be held on the Jordan Property, Jacksons Rd, Blenheim - 11am to 3pm each day. Today have Farm Animals & a Dog Demonstration (12-1pm). All Welcome, Entry by Gold Coin Donation (no dogs please).

Father’s Day Family day of ‘Dad’ activities, pie eating, lego building, model boating, pipe band, bungy tramp, 10am-4pm. The Vines Village, 193 Rapaura Road. Ulysses Ride Afternoon ride, see what the weather is doing and decide destination on the day. Meet at the railway station (south end) at 12.45pm ride departs at 1pm. Daffodils Normally open only to guests staying at the luxury lodge, this is your chance to bring the family to visit the renowned grounds of Lake Timara Lodge. There will be Devonshire teas and baking for sale, which you can enjoy relaxing by the lodge, 1pm - 4pm, $5 entry for adults. Lake Timara Lodge, Dogpoint Rd, Hawkesbury.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Up & Coming 8 September Mid-week Market, crafts, jewellery, bric-abrac. Anglican Church Hall, Renwick - 10am -2pm, ph 577 5354 for more info. 12 September Last trip this year. Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds. Bookings at or phone 577 9997. 13 September The More FM Dogs Day Out with Vets On Alabama, Taylor River Reserve, Monro Street, Blenheim. 10am - 11.30am

‘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 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, Kaikoura Cheese. Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome.

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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. 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.

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Daffo dils, Su nd ay, 1p m - 4p m, $5 entry for adults. Lake Timara Lodge, Dogpoint Rd, Hawkesb ury.

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Whitebait tales By Celeste Lodewyk Whitebaiting has long been a kiwi tradition, bringing droves of keen fishermen out with their nets each season. But it’s not only the locals who are enjoying the season. Visitors to the region are also enjoying every aspect of whitebaiting, from the storytelling and conservation history, through to sampling it fresh and cooked. Driftwood Retreat and Eco Tours owners Will and Rose Parsons have recently introduced a new tour titled ‘Whitebait by Kayak’ after a meeting with local fishermen. “The idea spurned years ago after meeting some locals fishing on the river. “It wasn’t until I took a Japanese lady on a tour and we met with this fisherman again, so we decided to stop and talk. “He got his net out and let her try some, which she was keen to try raw so she took it home and loved it. “When I saw him again recently and I spoke to him about my idea of bringing some people past while he was whitebaiting so they could

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Will Parsons (right) checking out a local fisherman’s whitebait catch, a feature of the new kayak tour.

learn more about what he does and have a tasting, which he was supportive of. “So this tour will be based around people being able to not only try whitebait, but to learn its story and its environment, and he can share some of his stories and wisdom,” Will says. The first of this tour will be on September 11. Visit

Marlborough looks to rural advisory group A rural advisory group is on the cards for Marlborough. At a recent meeting of rural interests, Geoff Evans, chairman of the steering committee said the proposed Rural Advisory Group would respond and assist council to get good outcomes for key issues such as infrastructure, rates, roading and resource management. He paid tribute to the steering committee comprising Scott Adams (Federated Farmers), Diane Payton (Rai/Pelorus), Stuart Olton (Flaxbourne Settlers Assn), Pam Thomlinson (Pelorus Healtrh Trust and Rural Women NZ), Bev Black (Awatere and Rural Women NZ), Heather Turnbull (Awatere Community Trust) and former Kaikoura MP Colin King and secretary Liz Evans. “In Marlborough low populations dispersed over large geographical areas means that effective representation can be a challenge.

Despite this challenge, the purpose of the group is communication, consultation and cooperation.” The aim of the meeting was to prepare a coherent proposal that council will welcome and approve. Council’s Dean Heiford gave an update on the rural broadband initiative while Councillor Trevor Hook outlined the setting up and work of the Sounds Advisory Group. The meeting then discussed a draft RAG constitution with amendments put forward. Former Kaikoura MP Colin King was elected as chairman. Accepting nomination he said a strong rural voice was vital for Marlborough. He paid tribute to the ”enormous contribution” made by Geoff Evans to setting up a rural advisory group.

By Celeste Lodewyk The Renwick Club of the Tasman Regional Young Farmers is having a gettogether next Wednesday (September 9) at the Woodbourne Tavern, starting 7pm. Acting chairman Jade Brydon says the club is encouraging anyone to come along to this meeting, even if they have nothing to do with farming. “At the moment the club’s having a restructure so we are really keen to bring in new people and ideas to go forward with. “We are an easy going social group that enjoy catch ups, plan and fundraise for different events. “It’s fun, you don’t need to be a farmer to join so come along on the night and introduce yourself,” he says. Tasman field officer Teaghan Lourie plans to be at the meeting to give a talk. New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) is a non-profit social organisation which is tonnes of fun with down to earth people. To find out more, you can contact Jade on 027 772 9728.

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Death Notices BEER, Charles Maxwell (Max): August 30, 2015 CAMPBELL, Vena May: August 27, 2015 CLARK, Stanley Alfred (Stan): August 27, 2015 COCKRAM, Frederick Laurence, Royal Navy CMX48265: August 26, 2015 CROUDIS, Robert Edward (Bob): August 27, 2015 HOPE, Alan Bernard (Laddie): September 2, 2015

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Educators get ‘Sugar-Free’ message spelled out Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Principal Dental Officer, Dr Rob Beaglehole is taking the ‘sugar free’ message to principals, heads of departments, health co-ordinators and other educators during the region’s Oral Health week. Dr Beaglehole says the recent media publicity around Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, or SSBs, has raised community awareness of the effects of too much sugar in our diets. “School boards and teachers play an important role in raising awareness so we need to keep building on the available resources to empower parents and adolescents to make healthy choices. “The Nelson Marlborough District Health

Board has been at the forefront of this discussion with the removal of sugar-added beverages on the shelves of our cafes and shop. “I believe that most adults are aware that sugar has become the new ingredient of concern, but many lack the skills in translating the messages in relation to their family’s diet,” he says. Dr Beaglehole will share key messages with educators, invited by NMDHB Public Health, on engaging students in the sugar reduction campaign at ‘That Sugar Film and your school’ presentations in Blenheim and Nelson. This will cover school initiatives and an examination of the role of SSB Guidelines in school events and fundraising activities.

McLEAN, Fredric George (Fred): August 27, 2015 MILLS, Richard John (John): August 28, 2015 ORCHARD, Margaret Whitelaw (nee Hunter): August 28, 2015 SADD, Sian Felicity: August 30, 2015 SMART, Jean (Q.S.M): August 31, 2015 SMITH, Colin Holmes (Smudge) 897544 Sgt 1st Cant. Reg. Unit 3rd Field Ambulance: August 30, 2015 STACE, Ian Ormonde: August 22, 2015 TAIT, James Frank: August 25, 2015 THORN, Trevor (Prickles): August 30, 2015

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HOPE, Alan Bernard (Laddie): On Wednesday September 2 2015, peacefully, at Springlands Lifestyle Village. In his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty. Messages may be sent to 123A Redwood Street, Blenheim 7201. At Laddie’s request, a private cremation will take place. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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Leanne Brown pictured with Lianne Hawtin from Mitre 10 MEGA Marlborough after she was the winner of the Home Show prize pack.

Home Show winner Congratulations to Leanne Brown who is the lucky winner of the Mitre 10 MEGA Home Show prize pack valued over $2000. Leanne is pictured with Lianne Hawtin from Mitre 10 MEGA Marlborough. Leanne was very excited to learn that she was the winner; “I enter a lot of competitions and never win anything!”. Some of the prizes that Leanne took home included, the Quadchilla - a ride on chilly bin,

WESTERN, Patricia Ann (Pat): August 29, 2015 WOOD, Shirley Joan (nee Mogridge): August 27, 2015

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weekend in Hanmer Springs, $400 Appliance voucher, Steam Cleaner, $200 MEGA gift card, kitchen appliances and more. Mitre 10 MEGA general manager, David Hawtin thanked the local community who attended their Home Show weekend and entered the draw. He looked forward to seeing the people of Blenheim at their MEGA ‘Spring Fling’ in store on 15th October.

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DOWN 1. Twists out of shape (5) 2. Rebellious (7) 3. Know by instinct (6) 4. Enthusiasts (8) 5. Alleviate (7) 6. Down-stroke(writing) (5) 7. Irritate (6) 8. Assistant cook (4,4) 9. Drying up (11) 10. Rows (5) 16. Hinders (7) 18. Ooze out (5) 20. Its capital is Copenhagen (7) 21. Cut grass (3) 22. Finish (3) 24. Lavishly (11) 25. Sheep (3) 27. Tend (5) 28. Petrol (3) 31. Water barrier (3)

33. Huge (3) 37. Conference(pl) (8) 38. Most ingenious (8) 41. Lassos (7) 43. Layman (7) 44. Assisted (6) 45. Although (6) 46. Propeller (5) 47. Bait (5) 49. Comforted (5)

SOLUTION Wednesday solutions

For February 23, 2005

The Sun


The one-trick pony, Sonny Bill Ryan Crotty should have been picked ahead of Sonny Bill Williams in the All Blacks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad on Sunday. I can live with Israel Dagg and Corey Jane being cut, poor form dictates. “I can live with a departing Charles Piutau being cast aside as he is no longer worth the investment. I can even understand Lima Sopoaga coming up short against the more versatile Colin Slade but Sonny’s selection has me bewildered. Much like Jane and Dagg, the high profile midfielder has not shown any form all season. His destructive ball-carrying

and offloading has been replaced with handling errors and missed tackles. He is the fourth best mid-field option selected out of four. Yes, he can be devastating in contact but it appears the Southern Hemisphere teams have worked out how to shut down his offloads. Sonny Bill reminds me of Jonah Lomu post 1996 – living off a reputation garnered over two seasons long gone. Crotty is more workmanlike, similar to Conrad Smith, his best moments during a game go unnoticed. Besides that, the squad picked itself. Going into the tournament with only three locks leaves us light if


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a late injury hits, though it seems Ali Williams will be living in the area if quick cover is needed. Those on the fringes will continue to play ITM Cup rugby to keep them match-fit which is very wise. “Those looking to tempt fate may also look to do a spot of whitebaiting and keep fresh supplies ready just in case Shag calls them out of the blue. Can the All Blacks win? Absolutely, winning is what the All Blacks brand is based on but it will be 10 times tougher than it was four years ago. There is no home advantage this time, who knows how many points that was worth at Eden Park in 2011.

Sport inbrief

sports talk

Makos changes

With ... Jacob Page

There are five changes to the Tasman Makos starting XV to face Otago in Dunedin tonight. Ross Geldenhuys and Jesse MacDonald start in the front row for Siua Halanukonuka and Quentin MacDonald, Joe Wheeler replaces Alex Ainley at lock, Trael Joass will start at centre with Kieron Fonotia relegated to the bench. Viliami Lolohea gets a start on the right wing, and Robbie Malneek has won back the No 15 jersey from Trent Renata.

Masters game entry time extended

Olympic bids on track for rowers

The first Marlborough Trail Rides MTR 300 is set to bring top competitors from around the region.

Debut MTR 300 set to excite By Jacob Page Daniel Morton is confident the inaugural Marlborough Trail Rides Super 300 event this weekend will draw a strong entry list and a bumper crowd. The event will be raced for 300 minutes over a 23km loop track at Strachan Peek which is sign posted off SH1 near Spring Creek. Competitors will race their bikes in four classes and ages range from 15 to 58. Morton, a former national rider himself, says the event will be a first for Marlborough with only one other event like it in the South Island. “The interest the event has generated has been higher than what I was expecting,” Morton says. “I’m expecting some riders from the North Island as well as some from the lower parts of the South Island.”

The course consists of forestry tracks, fire breaks and gravel sections. Riders can compete as a single rider in an ironman category, or two person teams in an under 300cc or over 300cc or veterans category. “It will be similar to a cross country event with six riders being released every 20 seconds on to the track,” Morton says. A dedicated team has been making sure the fire breaks are as smooth as possible ahead of racing but Morton expected this week’s rain to play a factor during the race. “It could get a bit boggy in places but that will make the racing more interesting.” Trophies will be handed out for the top five placed riders as well as the overall ironman winner. Racing will begin at 9.30am.

By Jacob Page The men’s eight, featuring Blenheim Rowing Club’s Tom Murray, finished second in their heat to keep the Olympic qualifications alive at the Rowing World Championships in France. The crew remained composed as they stormed down the course chasing a top two finish. They were under pressure as the three leading crews remained within a length of each other. While the Netherlands moved into the lead the kiwis were able to ward off the challenge from the United States pushing them out of A final contention and gaining second place. The men’s eight have qualified for the A final and need a top five finish in order to

There is more time to register for the South Island Masters Games, which kick off in Nelson in just under three weeks. So far 1927 athletes have entered the nine-day sports festival, which is as much about having fun off the field as on it. To encourage more people to take part Sport Tasman has extended the deadline for standard registration to Monday, September 14.

qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the women’s lightweight double, Julia Edward and Marlborough’s world champion Sophie Mackenzie finished second in their quarter final having led the race until the final strokes when they were overtaken by the fast finishing Chinese crew. They have however, booked their spot in the semi finals. The pair powered out of the starting blocks and looked to be in commanding form through the 1500m and just eased off in the final quarter once they realised their qualification was assured. Live coverage of the finals will be on Sky Sport over the weekend, where Blenheim brothers Robbie and Karl Manson will also be in action.

Entries open

The marina2marina run and walk is taking registrations for their event on October 3. The 13km Snout Run combines some tough hill climbs and views of the inner Marlborough Sounds while the 9km Marina2Marina track follows the Picton to Waikawa track along the base of the Snout and is aimed at both runners and walkers. For the youngest members of the family there is the 2km kids dash.

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Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


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