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Home for good By Jacob Page Bex Vuletich has returned to Blenheim keen to raise her daughter Amelia with the memory of her late husband Richy willing her on. Richy died in February in Whangarei, following a two year battle with colon cancer, just a matter of weeks after Amelia was born and days after the couple were married. A Givealittle page which Marlburians donated to, raised more than $50,000 for the family, which Bex says has been instrumental in keeping her and Amelia going over the past six months.

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Bex and baby Amelia look to start again Continued from page 1 “That money has kept us going and it allowed us to say a proper goodbye to Richy’s family in Northland which I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. “It also helped with the costs of moving back home so I’m just really grateful for everyone who donated.” Bex says the past six months have had their challenging moments but

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her Dad. “I know Richy had a lot of goals for us as a family and now I want to make sure Amelia has the best life possible and I can make Richy proud at the same time.” The 35-year-old says she is taking it one day at a time but was keen for her and Amelia to have moved out of her mum’s house in the next 12 months.

“The important thing is for Amelia to have a routine now that she’s here and for me to set little goals for myself and work towards them.” “I don’t think anyone expects to lose someone that they expected to spend the rest of their life with but it’s a case of doing the best with the cards I’ve been dealt and Amelia and I will help each other.”

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Amelia has proven to be a source of strength. “I think I’m a strong person but I have my moments,” she says, “We’ll go to a place Richy would have loved or something will remind me of him and then it becomes a bit much but Amelia has been great for bringing everyone together. “Amelia has Richy’s gorgeous blue eyes and is very inquisitive just like

Last Friday The Sun did something naughty. Although it was not April 1st. (April fools day). In our Rugby world cup liftout we transposed the New Zealand and Australian flags. The size of the flags published were small, half the size of a stamp. As we know the difference between the flags is Australia has one big star plus 5 smaller stars, NZ has 4 stars. We just wanted to see how many Marlburians noticed and whether they would take the time to notify us. Well we can report that we have been inundated with phone calls. The public do care about our New Zealand flag. This just adds to the flag debate and maybe most New Zealanders will not want a change when the final flag referendum is held.

Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk The Redwoodtown School Spring Carnival set for this Saturday is the ticket to a day of family fun. The school’s Parent Group, teachers and students have been working hard behind the scenes since the beginning of the year to organise this event, and say this year there are some very exciting features. If you love a challenge there will be a range of inflatables including the Zorb Balls, the Mega Course, a Gladiator Ring as well as bouncy castles. For the animal lovers, pony rides will be available as well as a petting zoo and an SPCA Marlborough ‘adopt a pet’ display. There will also be ‘Smash a Car’ where kids can smash a car with a bat, paintball, monster truck rides and a speedway car display for those who enjoy an adrenaline rush. Entertaining the crowds throughout the day will be the Redwoodtown School Pacifica, the school’s senior

Redwoodtown School students Maddison Hampton (5), Monique Tantrum (6), Emma Eyles (5) and Siobhan Tantrum (9) with the prize wheel ready for this weekend’s Spring Carnival.

and junior Kapahaka groups, choir and a mix of dance performances including Scottish and Salsa. In between all this will be a number of stalls set up with activities from dart throwing and a prize wheel, through to a sandpit dig and treasure chest. A silent auction will also be held with prizes to tempt all ages, including gift baskets, a 12month gym membership plus so much more.

Food and drink will be available all day, so take along the whole family and enjoy what the Redwoodtown School Spring Carnival has to offer. Funds from the carnival will be going towards technology for the junior syndicate. The carnival runs from 10am - 2pm. Bring cash but Eftpos will be available.

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Forest planting

This decorated truck carrying a load of excited students was one of the many different forms of transport chosen for this year’s formal.

More than 435 hectares of new forest will be planted in the Marlborough region through the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme (AGS). “Through this grant, 435 hectares in the region will be planted, making better use of marginal and erosionprone land and helping our farmers and land owners increase land diversification,” says Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith Priority was given to applicants addressing environmental issues such as erosion.

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Havelock will be one of a handful of rural areas to lose their Saturday postal service from November. New Zealand Post has confirmed about six percent of NZ Post rural delivery customers will move from six to five day delivery, Monday to Friday, in some rural areas near Auckland, Wellington, Whanganui, Rotorua, Havelock, Oamaru, Dunedin and Invercargill. Rural Women New Zealand believes it is important for the five day a week rural delivery service to remain unchanged in rural areas.

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Students arrive in formal fashion, carnival style Story and photos by Celeste Lodewyk The lead up to the Combined Colleges Formal on Friday night was nothing but suspenseful for those attending, but when the moment arrived the students went all out. Transporting them to the ball, held at the Marlborough Convention Centre, was everything from large transport trucks adorned

with carnival decorations, through to classic cars and even a boat on a trailer. The excitement levels were at a high pitch as demonstrated by one group of students who arrived on a trailer giving a cultural performance, and from the cheers of the crowd when a new group arrived. For those who braved the cold to arrive early and secure a good viewing position, they weren’t

disappointed. Looking dapper in their suit and tie ensembles, the boys showed off their sharp dress sense while the girls dazzled their way along the red carpet. Inside the country style carnival themed decorations and photo booths added to the atmosphere, and even some of the teachers embraced the carnival spirit with their outfits.

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Later into the evening a ‘prom coronation’ was held, naming the following students who were bestowed with the 2015 titles. Prom Prince, Martin Delgado and Prom Princess Shinae Karaka. Prom King, Josh Holdaway and Prom Queen Evie Baxter. Cutest Couple, Harrison Morel and Jess Bruce. More photos on page 14.

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Last year’s Memory Walk attracted a large following.

Step up for dementia Blenheim is host to a Memory Walk this month, with young and old stepping up and walking for dementia. The Memory Walk will take place on Saturday, September 19 beginning at 10am at the Munro Street carpark. Walkers progress down the Taylor River walkway through to Seymour Square before finishing at The Forum. On completion there will be a hot milo drink and a display will be held with information stalls and Alzheimers Marlborough staff available to talk to people. Alzheimers Marlborough centre manager Donna Rainbird says she’s looking forward to a good turn-out. “Last year was the first year we held a Memory Walk. This year we’ve pulled out all stops to make this bigger and better, and registrations are running hot. “People’s enthusiasm to get out there and draw attention to dementia, is hugely encouraging.” Alzheimers NZ executive director Catherine Hall says the Memory Walks

are a way to shine light on dementia in New Zealand. “Dementia is the major public health issue of our time, and these Memory Walks allow us to publicly support people with dementia and their families, friends and carers. They’re also a time for us to remember the people we know or have known with dementia. “Raising awareness through these walks is an important step – we need to do all we can to help people with dementia to live well.” An estimated 60,000 people are living with dementia in New Zealand and this is expected to increase to 154,000 by 2050 due to the ageing population. The whole community is invited to join in and preregistrations of walkers can be done at Alzheimers Marlborough (8 Wither Road, Witherlea, Blenheim) or by emailing.alzheimersmarlb@xtra. Registrations can be done on the day at 9:30am at the Munro Street carpark starting point.

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Dogs’ safe return wanted By Jacob Page Michelle Wratt is desperate to have her two dogs back that she believes were stolen on Friday afternoon from a farm near Kaituna. Billy, a mastiff cross boxer and Ben, a bully cross are believed to have been taken between 12.30 and 1pm on Friday afternoon with one of the dogs being taken from a kennel. Both dogs are 18 months old. “We think this has been a deliberate act in the middle of the day, especially when one

of the dogs was secure in a kennel,” Michelle says. “Whoever has done it has clearly gone to some effort.” “Billy is so friendly that she’ll go with anyone, she loves people. “They are members of the family and there is a reward for their return.” Michelle says a police report has been filed but if the dogs are returned safe and well she would not pursue legal action.

Civic Theatre Trust general manager Andrew Scott sits at the trust’s Yamaha grand piano, which is to be joined by a full-size concert grand donated by a Marlborough couple.

Grand donation for theatre

The new ASB Civic Theatre will have a full-size grand piano thanks to the generosity of a Marlborough couple. The couple, who want to remain anonymous, have gifted the new theatre a Steinway D274, recognised as the ultimate performance model produced by the top piano-maker in the world. A brand new, full-size grand piano would cost nearly $250,000. The piano being gifted to the theatre has been purchased from a private owner in Auckland. Theatre manager Andrew Scott says the piano has only ever been in a private home and is in absolutely top condition. He is excited about the donation and thrilled to have a full-sized Steinway grand piano for the theatre. “I run out of superlatives to describe the generosity of this gift,” he says. The Theatre Trust already has a Yamaha C3 grand piano, which it bought for about $25,000 after a fund-raising campaign in 2004 when a Steinway it had been loaned had to be returned to its owner. Andrew Scott says the piano gift came about by chance. The couple were paying for sponsored seats in the new theatre and asked him about the existing piano. He told them the Yamaha was a good piano, and still in top condition, but he was worried its sound would be too small for the new theatre. Mr Scott says the next thing he knew, the couple had contacted a Trust member

with the news they had bought the Steinway in Auckland and were gifting it to the new 720-seat theatre. Trust fundraising manager Ross Anderson will not reveal any details of the couple but describes them as generous, communityminded supporters of the new theatre. Andrew Scott says top-flight soloists, recital accompanists and orchestras expect a theatre to have a full-size grand piano and the Steinway will add to the ASB Theatre’s reputation as a performance venue. The Trust will keep the smaller Yamaha for rehearsals and for use in the smaller performance space. At 185cm long, it is smaller and easier to move than the 274cm Steinway, which will be kept for prestige concerts. Inside the new theatre, a special air-conditioned “garage” is being created under the stage for the two pianos so they can be stored in a controlled environment. This is essential to maintaining their quality, Andrew Scott says. They will be raised into the auditorium on the hoist that creates the orchestra pit at the front of the stage. The ASB Theatre is scheduled to be opened in February and the Trust has started a final two-month campaign to raise $2M to fit out the venue with specialist theatrical equipment, mainly sound and lighting gear. Much of the funds will come from the sponsorship of auditorium seats. Details of seat packages are available from the theatre office in Blenheim.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What do you think about the four remaining flag options?

Julie Dash Rarangi

Aileen Kerr Kaikoura

Murray Finlayson Blenheim

Renee Marks Blenheim

Bob Miller Blenheim

Yes, I like two of them, the ones with the ferns on.

I like three of them but I still think there’s nothing wrong with the old one.

I don’t think we need to change but I do like the red and blue one with the fern.

I think it’s a waste of money when there are people in Blenheim and other places that are homeless.

It’s a disaster I don’t like any of them.

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Dear Ed, I see someone anonymously texting telling Don Coyote to lay off John Key. Why? Key is elected, a public servant. He is accountable. Why anyone would see Key as number one is beyond me. I mean $30 million for a flag referendum! How many hip operations would that buy? Or police on the beat? Or money to hospices? As a “swinging voter” I agree with Don Coyote’s views mostly. Often good stuff. Keep writing Don. Oh the anonymous texter - I wonder what political party he or she belongs to? “Democrat” Neil. Like you “Democrat” Neil, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I would prefer people to use these columns for more positive feedback and on local issues. Not as a political platform as Don Coyote does sometimes. Publisher

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Road rules? Dear Ed, It always ceases to amaze me, how many people don’t realize when you come to a crossing with people on it, some people don’t know how to STOP. Today, my friend and I went to Countdown in town to get groceries. We left about 2 pm. As we left the building, we went out onto the crossing to her car, only to have an ignorant vineyard driver, (Driving an old white Ace viticulture van,) drive straight through the crossing without giving way. How rude is that? The foreigner obviously doesn’t understand the meaning of STOP when it comes to approaching crossing with people on or near the crossings. Makes one wonder how he got a license?

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Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Karen Jennison first jumped out of a plane for her 30th birthday, now she is planning to do it again for charity. Karen, owner of Curves Blenheim has signed up to be one of 18 taking part in the Foundation for Youth Development Marlborough’s ‘Drop your Boss Skydive’ fundraising event for Kiwi Can next month. “Last year I heard about the FYD’s Drop your Boss event on the car-parking building and thought then it would be great to get involved. So when the skydive came up I thought ‘even better’. “It’s a great idea, very adventurous with a new spin on it. It’s right up my crazy alley,” she laughs. To make this a success Karen has been encouraging friends, family and the ladies who go along to Curves to make a donation. To add an incentive, she is giving people who donate the opportunity to go into a draw to win a free month at Curves. “I’m motivated to do it, hopefully people on board too and donate,” she says. Asked who her biggest supporters were, Karen says her family. “They weren’t surprised. “They just expect me to do these crazy things now. One of my children did ask if I could do flips as I jumped out that might be a bit much,” she jokes. To support the 18 Marlburians who are taking part in the Drop your Boss Skydive and make a donation, visit fundraisers Kiwi Can is our energy-packed values and life skills programme, aimed at kids aged 5 to 12. It teaches values such as integrity and respect, and delivers fun-filled learning to several primary schools in the region

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Growing his presence Sam Forrest is happy to be out of the shadow of his family’s wine business… for now. The talented Marlburian is taking his high energy approach to marketing to the national stage with energy drink V and its parent company. He speaks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about his national success, his entrepreneurial ways and why the family vineyard is sure to lure him back to Marlborough one day. Sam Forrest has come a long way from the young boy charming American wine connoisseurs at his family’s winery. The 25-year-old is now a Brand Manager at Carbonated Soft Drinks which, in simple terms, is the company that produces drinks like ‘V’ and Pepsi. While he still has some commitments to the Forrest Estate Wines company that is still very much in his family, he is turning heads nationally. Sam was named New Zealand Rookie Marketer of the Year. His work on new drink V Kaboom was the catalyst for propelling him into the spotlight. “I was very stoked to win the award, it’s validation that I’m on the right track and doing well which I think is something everyone craves in any job. Sam says the basics of marketing he learnt as a child in the vineyard have helped mould him into the person he has become. “It’s like all family businesses, everyone helps when needed and you do all kinds of jobs. “I remember I’d often pester my parents asking if I could take some of the, usually American, tourists on the tour because I knew, even as a kid that they had money to spend and tipping was customary. “So I’d do the tour and try to be as charming as possible and make myself some decent money at the end of it. “I also used to make postcards to sell in the shop, I was always thinking.” Sam says the family business is always in the background.

“It’s always home and I have so much respect for my parents and what they achieved and now the next generation is having more of an impact and those skills I’ve learnt growing up have helped me when I decided to do my own thing. “Any business is all about people and I learnt the ability to talk to anyone in any role within our family business, whether it was an executive or a vineyard worker and I think that’s really helped with my progression.” With what I’m doing at Frucor at the moment, I’m really enjoying it. He says it’s important to be committed to your product but not let it absorb you. “I think you can get emotionally attached to a product that you are trying to take to market. At the same time you have to maintain the hunger and continue to be innovative so you produce a product that a lot of people want.” He says competing against a major brand like Coke can be challenging but also offers a lot of freedom. “It has its moments being the other guy in the market but I believe that we as individuals are given more creative freedom to come up with ideas for new products.” Sam says he thrives on creating a product people want to buy rather than having a product where he tries to get them to buy it. “Marketing and branding are very important to ensure you’re on the right track but if our drinks don’t taste good then it doesn’t matter how nice the branding or packaging is.”

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n u F y a d i Hol Pole position in family fun Are you ready for some adventure? The school holidays are nearly upon us and if you are looking for something to do with the whole family, Nelson’s Pro Karts raceway should be at pole position in your diary. The raceway is just under 300 metres in length featuring a multi level track with a bridge, cork screw, chicane, kerbed corners and a hairpin. This is the most realistic experience you will get with racing. There is even state of the art equipment for added entertainment and safety, including Formula One lap timing and race management system - so no arguments over who won the

race. All karts are equipped with a remote control over-ride with speed control, so parents of first-time drivers can still be in control. What makes Pro Karts the place to visit during the holidays, is that it is located in Tahuna next to the Nelson Fun Park where people can enjoy mini golf, bumper boats, a megaslide, hydroslide and Pro Combat outdoor laser tag. During all school holidays Pro Kart is open seven days a week. So on those infamous “there’s nothing to do” days, just take the kids along and you can count on Pro Karts to kill the boredom.

Nelson’s Pro Karts raceway is a great place to visit for the whole family. All ages from three years are welcome to try their hand at kart racing.

School’s out

Hydroslide opens The Nelson Fun Park has decided to open its hydroslide early, and has this Saturday (September 19) marked for its spring opening.

The school holidays are just around the corner, and you may not have ideas of what to do. The perfect solution is Kiwi Ranch Curious Cove. The kids get a fantastic, fun fulled holiday in the idyllic Marlborough Sounds - jam packed with activities from fishing and horse back riding to just relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. And the best thing of all you get peace of mind that they are doing it in a safe and friendly environment. Plus Kiwi Ranch is affordable too.

Camp activities include a water slide, confidence course, horses, kayaks, swimming, orienteering and bush walks to name a few. Kiwi Ranch - Curious Cove is operated by a Christian Trust committed to sharing God’s kindness with the young people in New Zealand in an honest and non-threatening way, respecting totally the freedom your child has to accept or reject that message. All activities during camp will be under competent supervision. Don’t delay, enrol today.

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Beat the school holiday boredom by enrolling your kids in one of Kiwi Ranch’s October camps.

Solve the Omaka Mystery Match and be in the draw to win one of three Airfix modelling kits. 50% discount on admission for locals with proof of Marlborough residence.


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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:


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NICHOLAS: Jade Maule and Kane Nicholas are delighted to announce the birth of Emily Kate (8lb) on September 13, 2015 at 10.50am at Wairau Hospital. Thank you to midwives Rhianne, Shona, Jenn and Toni for all your support.



MURPHY: Chris and Karli Murphy are very pleased to announce the safe arrival of their daughter Isabelle Hopkins Murphy, born September 3, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. A big thank you midwives Jenn and Shona as well as the team on the maternity ward. Photo provided

TOWNSEND-WOODS: Louisa and Corey are happy to announce the birth of their son, Lachlan Anthony (7lb 15oz) on August 25, 2015 at 2.59am. Big sisters Grace and Violet are loving having a baby brother. Thanks to our wonderful midwife, Sue Hudson and to the staff at the maternity ward. Photo provided

Shower with love Having a baby is one of your biggest life-changing events. It is also an event that is joyous, exhilarating and needs to be celebrated. A baby shower is a wonderful way for friends and family to show their happiness, celebrate the wonderful news and prepare for the baby’s arrival. Here are some popular baby shower themes to help kickstart your planning. Time of day Have each guest bring a present for a specific time of the baby’s day. For example, guests can bring gifts for the baby’s ‘waking up time’, ‘play time’, ‘bedtime’, etc. Nursery shower If the parents are planning a nursery for the baby, the shower can revolve around the nursery’s theme. This can be colours, cartoon characters, animals, or certain types of toys. Guests can also bring gifts for the nursery. Scrapbook party Make the shower into a scrapbooking party so that the new baby will have a scrapbook ready for all his or her memories. Provide scrapbooking supplies and have each guest make a separate page for the baby’s scrapbook. This will definitely be a wonderful gift for both the busy mum-to-be and the baby! Shower for mum This is a great idea if the mum-to-be already has a lot of baby clothes and supplies.

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FOR FREE Guests can bring presents for the mum to use in the future, such as gift certificates for babysitting, housekeeping, restaurants, and playcenters. Guests can also bring gifts such as bath products, candles, spa treatments, and other products that will help the mum-to-be to relax. Colour The colour theme can be based on the gender of the new baby.



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Brewing some fun The children at Pelorus Community Preschool have brewed up a lot of fun in recent weeks by setting up their own coffee shops and making pretend hot drinks for themselves and their teachers. This pretend play has been ongoing for a number of weeks so to extend their learning and add to the fun, the teachers invited local coffee cart owner Kylie Quinn to visit the preschool. Alongside Kylie, each child was able to make their own hot chocolate while others were able to go into the cart and help serve. The children, parents and staff enjoyed their hot drinks and being able to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes in a coffee cart.

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Milla Boardman and Stevie Tompson of Pelorus Preschool prepare hot chocolates to serve. Photo provided.

Opportunity in China’s wine region for locals Last week’s visit by a Marlborough delegation to the Chinese wine-growing region of Ningxia has opened the way to broker new business relationships between the regions while the Chinese industry is still in its formative stages. Delegation members say the early contact and the chance to establish person-to-person links during a visit sanctioned at regional government level had created access that would not otherwise have been possible for individual businesses. Although the visit was primarily for familiarisation, one Blenheim-based company made a significant sale during the trip. Ningxia province is about 800 km west of Beijing and its wine industry has been growing rapidly since the 1990s. It has 34,000ha in grapes, compared with Marlborough’s 23,000ha of vines, and is now the fifth largest grape-growing area in the world with plans to double its size in the coming decade. It focuses mainly on red wine blends, with a small amount of chardonnay and Italian Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc vines do not grow there. A 17-member delegation from Ningxia visited Marlborough earlier this year, primarily to look at wine tourism and marketing, although discussions extended to winemaking technology and vineyard management and


the opportunity that Ningxia presents for Marlborough businesses. In return, the six-member Marlborough delegation, representing the wine technology and wine research industries, were hosted by the Ningxia Wine Bureau last week. Marlborough District Council economic development officer Cathie Bell accompanied the delegation to explore the potential for a future regional friendship agreement between Marlborough and Ningxia’s provincial government. Cathie says Marlborough has a good reputation with those in the Chinese wine industry and there appears to be genuine interest in the potential for mutually beneficial exchanges. The visit had also helped to show China that New Zealand, and Marlborough in particular, made a contribution to the global wine industry, she said. The business people on the trip say the visit had given them a good overview of the situation in Ningxia. Marlborough wine equipment supply company Vitis made a significant sale of winery equipment during this visit and chief executive Cathy Robinson expects to sell more in the coming months, having now set up supply outlets in Ningxia.

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Wednesday September 16, 2015

Friday night’s Combined Colleges Formal

out & about

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Photos by Celeste Lodewyk.

 Amber Dickson, Georgia Marshall, Mayu, Miranda Rougan.

 Jordyon Burrow, Stephie Lon

car and Michaela Brereton.

 Lucy Blakiston and Callum Phillips.

 Meghan Joshi and Jesse Thompson.

 Danielle Le Brun and Jo Mcsorley.

 Hannah Ryan and Brienna Simmons.

 Kristin Pattie and Te Anau Tahana.

 Josh Leach and Juliette Verdeau.


 Lucy Dentice and Cleonna Ho

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 Tyler Sintes and Zoya arlotte College. head girl of Queen Ch

 Annie Ponesi and Telesia Nicholl.

 Natalie Trayling and Brydie Watson.

 Tamara Dunlop and Monica Callahan.

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Welcome home

Wednesday September 16, 2015


Blenheim hosted a New Zealand Citizenship Ceremony where 25 New Zealanders received the honour.


 Madeleine Moenke from Germany (cen en. citiz celebrates becoming a New Zealand

 The Henn family from South Africa celebrate becoming New Zealand citizens in Blenheim.

 The family of David Oliver in becoming a New Zealan celebrate his achievement d citizen.

Science alive

The Redwoodtown Kindergarten held their Science Fair with energetic, young scientists impressing a large gathering of people during their exhibition.

riment Sophie Mason with her volcano expe 


 Jay-Dee Howard, 4, shows off his science experiment.

 Charlie Botham, 4 proud

ly stands with his projec


Marlborough took two age-group teams to Nelson for its first ever futsal fixture on the weekend.

They are (back row): The eight to 11-year-old Marlborough futsal team drew 4-4 with Nelson. Brosnan Harrison Shram, Rayan Matthew McCallum, Dylan Guillemot, , Rico Chen, Philip de Costa. (front row): Oskar Meeten, Caleb Scott, Coach Marcello Cipriano Pinheiro

The 12 to 14-year-olds cruised to an 8-0 win over Nelson. They are (back row): Cade Vercoe, Sid Knobben, Joe Knobben, Ethan Prattley (front row): Zac Murray, Jonty Roubos, Coach Marcello Cipriano Pinheiro , Blake Shearer, Ruby Smith.

Any of our “out & about” photos can be purchased at the Sun Newspaper office.

Picton Community Early Learning Centre We offer: • above MOE ratio care for 0-5 year olds • 20 hours free for all 3 and 4 year olds • we are WINZ approved • free childcare for under 2 year olds (conditions apply)

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Q’nique Mid Arm Quilting Machine Perfect Machine for the quilt enthusiast New Agents for Q’nique Demo Day Wed 30th Sept Please ring for bookings 193 Rapaura Road • Ph 572 7240 Late night Tuesday 8.30pm

A message from Riet To all my good friends, neighbours, Inner Wheel, Red Cross, Cancer Society, St Mary’s Old Girls, Garden Club, Gym Club for all your concern, love, kindness, baking and cards. A huge thank you. I can’t thank you all enough. Riet

Springlands Outdoor Bowling Club 136 Middle Renwick Road

Opening DAY

Sunday 20 September 1.30pm New members welcome

Riverside Bowling Club Opening Day Saturday 19th October at 1.30pm Budge Street

We invite all members and extend an open invitation to anyone who has an interest in becoming part of a friendly, successful sporting club in Marlborough. Bring a mate, bring the family. Give it a go. Val Symes Secretary Ph 021 0381124

Wairau Valley Anglican Parish Proudly presents 22nd tour of


Wednesday September 16, 2015

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Solve the Omaka Mystery Match and be in the draw to win one of three Airfix modelling kits. 50% discount on admission for locals with proof of Marlborough residence.

George Street Medical is pleased to announce the arrival of DR DEON CLAASSENS; MB ChB; Dip Sports Med.; FRNZCGP. Dr Claassens is joining the practice in partnership with Dr Robert DeBoyer from October the 1st. The continuing ethos of the practice is to provide the highest standard of patient care. Dr Claassens arrival will allow us to expand our patient services. Appointments may be made on 5778757 The arrival of Dr Claaseens enables George Street Medical to welcome new patients. Please visit us at 24 George Street to complete an enrollment form.

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Open 7 days, 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Marlborough Association of IHC New Zealand Incorporated

will be held at The Wesley Centre, 3 Henry Street, Blenheim, Thursday, October 15th, 2015. 5pm Assemble. Finger foods from 5.15pm with Meeting to follow at 5.45pm Agenda: 1. Welcome & Attendance 2. Apologies 3. Minutes from Previous AGM 4. Chairperson’s Report 5. Area Manager’s Report 6. Family Whanau Report 7. Guest Speaker- Anne Pirie – Area Manager, Idea Services – Nelson/Marlb. 8. Volunteer Co-ordinator’s Report 9. Self Advocacy Report 10. Annual Financial Report 11. Election of IHC Association Marlborough Branch Officer’s & Committee 12. General Business Please Note: Completed Nomination Forms to be either delivered to the Office, IDEA Services Limited, 19 Henry Street, Blenheim or posted to Secretary IHC Association Marlborough Branch, 101b. Alfred Street Blenheim, 7201. No Later than Monday 5th October, 2015. Contact: Alvyn ph. 578 1264

required Francis & Nosworthy Street area Student 9-13 yrs Are you a hard worker and looking for a small job? Do you have parental or caregivers support? If this sounds like you, please discuss with your parent or caregiver and give us a call.

Please phone 577 7868

The role: This job involves safely leading the drainage installation components of our contracts delivering quality workmanship. The ideal person will have the following: • An absolute safe work focus • Minimum Full Class 2 licence • WTR endorsements, with experience • Formal drainlaying qualification (Registered Drainlayer and / or NZQA Pipelaying Certificates) • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a crew • Willingness to learn and have a strong work ethic For more information please call Katie on 03 336 5107. The successful applicant will be required to pass all pre-employment background checks including a drugs and medical examination.

Crop Monitoring Scout - Grapes BLENHEIM (CASUAL)

Do you enjoy working outdoors and appreciate flexible hours? PGG Wrightson is New Zealand’s largest nationwide provider of products and services to the rural sector. We are helping grow the country through our knowledge, service and expertise. As the horticultural arm of PGG Wrightson, Fruitfed Supplies are seeking a casual seasonal Crop Monitoring Scout to assist with pest and disease identification of grapes around the Blenheim region. This role will have varied hours and will be as and when required, and may be at short notice at times so you need to be flexible. To be successful in this role, you will need: • A keen interest in the horticultural industry, preferably experience with and knowledge of grapes • To be self-motivated and able to work independently • Demonstrated excellence in attention to detail and documentation skills • A proven history of being dependable and results driven • Your own reliable transport • A full, current and clean NZ driver licence. We are committed to growing our employees and we develop leadership and technical expertise at all levels of our company. Full training in grape monitoring practices and pest and disease identification will be provided to the successful candidate.

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Blenheim Healing Rooms

Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am-1pm. Salvation Army HQ, Henry Street Blenheim. Sign Out. Free Christian healing prayers available to anyone. Phone 578 9704.

Community Law Marlborough - Presents free ed-

ucation sessions at the Marlborough District Library. How Restorative Justice works with Paul Johnson. September 23rd from 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.

Havelock Theatre - The Last Heart, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th September 7.30pm, matinee 27th at 4pm. Phone 574 1256 for tickets. Cafe style seating. Housie - Thursday 7pm, Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 housies, 2 supers, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra.

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service - Our

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

Older Person Seminar - 3rd

Thursday every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers. Ph Wendy 5794446 leave name an number or 021 113 0160.

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.

TEMPO ‘Classics Night’

This Friday come along to see Marlborough’s talented youth perform at Tempo. Wesley Centre, 7.00pm, $7 family. Performers please register at

The Blue Door - Open Monday

Hospice Shop - Cleghorn Street, to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm. Saturday Redwoodtown. Winter Clothing Sale on now, All 1/2 price (includes shoes, bags and belts.)

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. 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.

Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

BOYD, Francis John (Frank): Passed away at Waterlea Rest Home on Friday September 11 2015. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Sheila, loved father and father-in-law of Dallas and Gloria, and Robin. Loved Grandad and great Grandad. Messages may be sent to the Boyd Family P O Box 110, Renwick 7243. A service for Frank will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11am on Friday September 18, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 CHOWDHURY, Salil Roy F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S.: Passed away, peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village, on September 9 2015. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Eileen for 57 years. Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of David and Naomi (Wellington), Joya and Paul (Nelson) and Melinda (Mindy) and Steve (Tetley Brook, Marlborough). Much loved Grandad of Ben, Miles, Louisa, Luke and Freddy. Loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of the late Sachindranath and Uma Roy Chowdhury; the late Santwana and Sisir Sarkar; the late Shudhindranath, and Sulochana Roy Chaudhury (India); Salindranath and Jharna Roy Chaudhury (Bangalore, India); and the late Archana and J.M. Roy. Loved uncle to all his nephews and nieces in India, United States and other parts of the world. The family would like to thank Wendy Nicholson and her team at Redwood for their dedication and care of Roy. At peace and sadly missed. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Cancer Society P O Box 233, Blenheim 7240 or Fish and Game NZ PO Box 13-141 Wellington 6440, or can be made at the service. Messages to: Chowdhury Family, 8 Eva Crescent, Blenheim 7201. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street, on Wednesday September 16 at 1pm, followed by a private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 LEEF, Nesta: Passed away at Ashwood Park Retirement Village on September 10 2015, surrounded by her family. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim Leef, beautiful Mum of Shirley and Bernie McManaway, Barry and Susie, Jennet and Warren Ireland, John and Cheryl, and Peter and Trish. Loving Nana of all her grand, great grand and great great grandchildren. Loved sister of Jack and the late Bessie Hounsell, and the late William and Bob Hounsell. Dear friend of Kay and Noel McManaway. Messages may be sent to 776 Old Renwick Road, RD 2, Blenheim 7272. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimers Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to 8 Wither Road, Blenheim 7201. A service for Nesta will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1pm Wednesday September 16, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


RICHARDS, Rose Florence: Suddenly, on Monday September 7 2015. In her 92nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim, much loved and respected mother of Edward (deceased), Rosanne, Ken, Don, Jeff and Bob. Beautiful Sister, Mother-in-law, Nan, Nana Rose, Big Nan, Kiwi Mum and Friend. Messages to 49 Purkiss Street, Blenheim 7201. At Rose’s request a private cremation has been held, and a family gathering will take place at a later date. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 JENKINS, Peter Vaughan: Died on September 15 2015 in Blenheim. Aged 94 years. He was the husband of the late Pauline (nee Barker), father of Pam (Richmond), James (Blenheim) and Richard (England), and grandfather of Richard, David and Andrew Oliver; George, Thomas and Henry Jenkins; and Daniel, Alexander and Michael Jenkins, and four great-grandsons. Messages may be sent to the Jenkins Family, c/- 23 Bristol Street, Riverlands, Blenheim 7274. At Peter’s request, a private cremation has been held. A Memorial Service for Peter will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm Friday September 18. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN, FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

acknowledgements BROWN, Susan Lorraine: (nee Charters) August 9, 2015. Perth. Lena, Rebecca Matthew, Ross and Dinah, Lindsay and Vicki and families, wish to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to friends and extended family, for their love and on going support, during and after Susan’s sudden death. A grateful thank you to all those who attended Susan’s service in Perth and in Picton. It was a true celebration of her life. Thank you also to Sarah Beech for the beautiful floral arrangements, and those who sent flowers, cards, phone calls, food and koha. The ladies from Waikawa who set out the refreshments, thank you. To Juliearna Kavanagh for inviting us to gather at Escape to Picton, after Susan’s service. Special thanks to Terry Terrill for offication at the service, Alan Walker of Cloudy Bay Funeral Services and Gwenda Kavangh. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

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Paddon and Kennard keep pace in Australia By Jacob Page Hayden Paddon and Blenheim’s John Kennard scored their fourth top-five result of the World Rally Championship season so far with a strong run to fifth overall in the World Rally Championships Rally Australia. The two Kiwis had high hopes for a podium finish at this event, the closest to a home rally for the New Zealanders. Having held third place overall after Friday’s opening loop of four stages, their hopes were dashed by handling issues and the pair finished Friday in sixth. The duo blitzed the field on Saturday morning’s first two stages to secure two consecutive WRC stage wins – and take his career WRC stage win total to seven. Paddon and Kennard concluded

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Red Devils cash-in

The Tasman Red Devils overcame a halftime deficit to win their final match in the South Island Invitation rugby competition 32-13 over Canterbury Maori at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park on Saturday.’ The Red Devils bucked their season trend with a dominant second half to score a bonus point win.

Saturday handily placed in fifth. With a faultless run through Sunday’s final five stages, Paddon and Kennard were pleased to finish with a competitive fifth place. Paddon and Kennard were supported in Australia by hundreds of New Zealanders on an official supporters’ tour and independent travellers, as well as more than a few Australians trying to claim the pair as locals. “It has been great to see so much support from the Kiwi fans,” Paddon said. “It gives me such a buzz and makes Rally Australia a special event. Thanks also to the team for all their hard work this Kiwi rally duo Hayden Paddon and John Kennard on their way to fifth at weekend.” the WRC Rally Australia. Paddon’s fifth place finish moves After a brief visit home to New in the final three WRC events of him back into ninth place in the Zealand, Paddon and Kennard the season in France, Spain and 2015 WRC drivers’ championship will return to Europe to compete the UK. standings.

Makos face northern challengers The Tasman Makos face a busy time of things with two games in the next five days. They will play North Harbour tonight at Nelson’s Trafalgar Park tonight before they face Auckland in a big premiership showdown with Auckland at Lansdowne Park. The Makos will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run and keep pace with Canterbury at the top of the competition table.

Pure Samoa pushed all the way One of the favourites for the Marlborough senior volleyball title, Pure Samoa had to rally from one set down in their match against Woodbourne Conscripts at Stadium 2000. The opening set saw a slow pace but some great rallies with Woodbourne scrambling really well to keep the ball alive and helped them to win 25-18. Set two was closer than the score showed as Joe Kennar had an incredible 10 point serving run that sealed the victory for Pure Samoa 25-12. The final set saw Woodbourne try to regain momentum as Scott Legg combined well with others from Woodbourne Conscripts on blocking and receiving.

Daniel Cunningham also had a good game. For Pure Samoa, Kennar’s serving and spiking was impressive while Filipo Vaetui stood out as well, cheered on by a vocal crowd and they won the last set 25-21 Dank Lords had the double header and they won their first game against Bella’s Team in three tight sets 25-21, 25-18 and 26-14. Dank Lords were well warmed up to play their second game but Cri Clovers really took it to them in the first set. Cri Clovers had three set points before Dank Lords got the two-point advantage at 29-27. Cri Clovers carried on their great play and stole set two with Phil Gleeson and Tim Abrahams being stand outs.


Gleeson did a fantastic job of spotting the gaps for valuable points. Harrison Kilgour playing for Dank Lords got some towering spikes as did Toby Hogg. The fitness and youth of Dank Lords came through in third set to give them the set win 25-15 and the game. Afa Lauvai and Kaisa Faalilo from Uso Fiafia showed some great serving in their game against Treefellas, While Treefellas’ captain, David James also played well. Uso took the first set easily 25-14 then seemed to ease off a little so as to give both teams a better game but still took the last two sets 25-20 although it was a closer third set at 25-23.

Marlborough brave in defeat

Marlborough’s indoor bowlers were brave in defeat against Canterbury in their interprovincial match at Simcox Stadium at the weekend. Winning three each of fours and pairs, Marlborough needed to win six of 12 final round pairs encounters to claim the win however Canterbury won seven to scramble home for the win 56-52.

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games for some time and I think they showed what they had learnt.” The indoor version of soccer is popular in Pinheiro’s native Brazil and he believes it offers young players a chance to touch the ball more than in regular football which helps them improve their skill level faster. Marcello says he would like Nelson Bays to play games in Blenheim in the near future but he would also explore options for matches against Christchurch in an effort to get his players more exposure and game time. “For now we will keep training until we have a league here in Marlborough.”

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