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Orphan ambition By Jacob Page Blenheim man Royce Elliott believes he was given advantages in life growing up as an orphan. The 83-year-old charted his life in Wesley Home for Girls orphanage and beyond in a book called The Glass Jar. Royce was sent there at the age of three, following the death of his parents. “I’ve lived a number of different lives… I wouldn’t mind a couple more to be honest just to do a few more things.”

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A life well lived from humble beginnings for Royce Continued from page 1 Royce became a vet and then worked as an advisor for various Government departments including overhauling dairy procedures, fishing quotas and being at the forefront of microbiology. Both his parents were English but died of health issues while Royce was a toddler. He still has his father’s Boer War uniform and a portrait of him hangs in his sun room. Royce was the youngest of seven children and he and his youngest sister were put in an orphanage together. “My siblings didn’t want to put us

in the orphanage, I feel they had a lot of guilt but my older brother and sister were more practical and knew it was the best decision. “I remember the inside of the car and seeing the matron on the steps of the orphanage and that’s when my life started because that’s my first memory.” Royce says he had his own group or family in the orphanage where they called themselves ‘The Homeys’. Royce says his siblings visited on a weekly roster so he was never abandoned. His passion came when he used to work on various dairy farms over Christmas.

“To the orphanage’s credit, they liked to get the kids out for Christmas so I used to work on dairy farms. “I thought I was made, the cookie jars were full, I’d milk the cows and have the place to myself.” Royce then became a vet, a tradeoff between his father’s desire for his son to be a doctor and Royce’s love of animals. “I think I picked cows over humans because I liked them more.” After six years as a vet, largely with horses, he began his work in microbiology and dabbling in cleaning up the dairy industry and working with the then Ministry of Fisheries. He also helped the World Health

Organisation with its food export regulations and even had an audience with the Pope. Royce says he is anti-establishment and liked to be part of the change. He has survived a quadruple bypass, has lost “a fair bit” of his colon, several hip operations and type two diabetes. “I wouldn’t say I’m a survivor, I’m more of a meddler,” Royce says. “Because I always had my family and friends within the orphanage I feel like I was given many advantages some children who grow up without their biological family don’t have.” Contact to order a copy of the book.


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Southern Katipo begins this week By Jacob Page More than 2000 military personnel from New Zealand and eight other countries will take part in a month-long international exercise hosted by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) starting this week in Marlborough and the top of the South Island. Exercise Southern Katipo 15 (SK15) aims to test and evaluate the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) ability to plan and conduct joint operations involving a range of naval, land, and air assets. It also involves military personnel from Australia, Canada, Fiji, France, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the United Kingdom, and the United States. “Unlike previous iterations of this exercise, we are treating SK15 as one of several operations that we manage and supervise,” says Major General Tim Gall, Commander Joint Forces New Zealand. “This approach is more realistic


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because if an emergency arose in the Southwest Pacific now, that will be exactly how things will play out,” he added. Run every two years, SK15 is being held this year in the Buller, Tasman, and Marlborough districts in the South Island. The exercise scenario sees New Zealand deploying a military contingent to lead a multinational Combined Joint Task Force that will help restore law and order in a fictional South Pacific country called Becara. The multinational task force will conduct stability, support and humanitarian operations, including the evacuation of internally displaced people. “In SK15, we will be dealing with challenges that commanders NZDF personnel and equipment come ashore in Akaroa Harbour during have to grapple with in real-world an amphibious landing, as part of Exercise Southern Katipo 2013. operations such as exercising command and control over units crisis at home or overseas. And alongside other militaries,” Major that are operating in remote areas. through exercises like SK15, we General Gall says. “Our personnel are well-trained get the chance to further enhance The exercise will run through and ready to respond to any our ability to operate effectively most of November.

Classic fighters take community award The Classic Fighters Airshow Charitable Trust scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Marlborough Community Awards tonight at the Marlborough Civic Theatre, last night. The Awards were presented by Mayor Alistair Sowman at the theatre in front of more than 110 spectators, entrant nominators and volunteers. Two representatives of the iconic Classic Fighters Airshow accepted a framed certificate, a trophy and $1,500 in prize money. They now also have the opportunity to represent the district

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next March. In total, Trustpower gave away over $5,000 to various community groups through the awards last night, and have doled out more than $64,000 over the past 15 years the awards programme has been running in Marlborough. Trustpower community relations representative Arielle Monk says the volunteers entered in this year’s programme offered a great cross section of nominations, from the Cook Strait Whalers doing their bit for the humpback migration, to classic volunteers at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, to Omaka Marae’s



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after-school kids programme, showing Marlborough’s diversity. Youth continued to be celebrated last night with the announcement of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award, which Lisa Sandrey from Rai Valley Area School took out. Judges recognised her as a valuable member of the Rai Valley and Marlborough communities for her volunteer work coaching junior sports teams, developing youth networks in Rai Valley through the Lions Club and being a leader for students at school from age five to 18.

A wreath laying ceremony will be held at Marlborough’s memorial to the Boer War at Tua Marina cemetery at 10.00 am on Wednesday, 21 October to commemorate the departure of the first troops to South Africa and to remember the 11 Marlborough casualties of that war. The first Marlborough soldiers arrived in South Africa less than three weeks after war was declared by Britain. In the event of wet weather the service will be held at the RSA Lounge, Clubs of Marlborough.

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On Friday evening the Nelson / Ma rlborough branch of the Crippled Children Society (CCS), now known as the CCS Disability Action Nelson/ Marlborough celebrated their 80th birthday. National chief executive David Matthews was on hand to be part of the celebrations in the Wesley Centre complex. He spoke to a large audience about some people not getting adequate support to move into the world of work, education and training. It was about the simple things and getting a fair go. With more than 16

branches in NZ, the organisation supports more than 5000 people of all ages with different disabilities. The Blenheim branch was set up in 1935 with the Marlborough Rotary Club the major mover. Local employers spoke about the value of having CCS employees and the contribution they made to their work places. Rodger Cullen from Placemakers says the support from the local committee, the calibre of employee and the enthusiasm that Tamati Matene brings to the job and his dealing with the public are excellent.

“Tamati will have the opportunity to be a fully fledged member of my team in years to come Rodger says. Vinnie Redwood from Omega Seafoods was also enthusiastic with his praise and appreciation to CCS, saying at times it is a humbling experience working with CCS and particularly Owen Haynes. He is always early for work and one of the last to leave and a hard worker. Figures of Diversity, small pottery figures were on sale at the birthday, created by Marlborough people. The idea was thought up by Fran Maguire a

Marlborough potter and based on British sculptor Sir Anthony Gormley. Wendy Coutts QSM cut the 80th birthday cake. Wendy has spent more

than thirty years with CCS, holding various positions on the national association and still involved with the local committee today.

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Retirement looms for McCormick’s McCormick and Co on Market Street will close its doors in the coming months. Ray and Pam McCormick have been unable to sell their jewellery business and with the couple want-

ing to retire, they have decided to sell down the stock and plant over time and then close their shop. They would advise their valued clients and friends that it will be business as usual over the coming

months while this takes place, and look forward to helping them with their retail purchases and manufacturing repairs and remakes during this time. Pam and Ray McCormick.

Fun day and auction for new classroom Preparations are well under way for the Linkwater School’s 12th annual Fine art auction and Funday being held at Labour Weekend. (Saturday 24 October at 5pm and Funday on Sunday). Twenty-two artists have contributed to a collection of 40 lots with a wide variety of media including paintings, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, and wood work. A full catalogue is available on facebook: Linkwater Art, Food and Fun. In addition to the artist’s work, the students have produced three collaborative art works under the expert tuition of local artist Sue Hayde. This year the theme is centered

around water with local scenes from surrounding landscapes in the Grove/Anakiwa areas. The auction is a humming event, with wine sponsored by Yealands Estate and delicious nibbles from NZ salmon, Fonterra and local cheese makers Cranky Goat. Linkwater School also runs their famous Funday the following Sunday 25 October. This is a fun day out for the whole family. The all day cafe is packed with home made baking and excellent coffee from Jumea, as well as a BBQ stall with garlic mussels and bacon butties. The silent auction was a particular

hit last year with some fantastic donations from businesses all over the country, and some real bargains to be had. The event is also famous for its plant stall and perfectly timed to get your plants in at Labour Weekend. Plant growers have been busy for months growing a wide variety of plants including the always popular basil. A huge variety of entertainment is available including chocolate wheel, games, races, bouncy castle, Titanic, and this year, Paint Ball. The money raised from these two annual events goes towards the running of a third classroom for the year 3-5 students.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Are you watching the Rugby World Cup?

Pete Fahey Blenheim Yes, I have been watching and am supporting New Zealand. I wish them all the best and hope that they win, but if not it’s just a game. My kids Deaglan and Reagan used to train at Southbridge with Dan Carters father.

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I am just hoping that the All Blacks will win like last time. If we face France, I might place a bet that we will win by over ten points.

Absolutely I’m watching it and supporting New Zealand. Although we have been eating French croissants while watching.

We would watch it if it was on freeview, but if we get through to the finals I have plans to go to a friends house at 5am to watch it. Even though I don’t watch it, I am glad that people enjoy to watch sport.

I am supporting the All Blacks of course! Although I hope Wales beats Aussie because I want New Zealand and Wales in the quarter finals.

Norm Fowke Glass Hooning endorsement Dear Ed, While on the subject of drivers licences, can someone tell me how I get an endorsement on my license for hooning? Because it seems to me that many residents of Blenheim must have this endorsement. On many occasions I hear the squeal of lost traction and vehicles with growling exhausts hooning around the neighbourhood. Are there any restrictions on this hooning endorsement would you know, is there any special test you must take? From my observations this hooning endorsement allows all manner of antisocial and dangerous activity to occur with little police enforcement of road laws. I am keen to thumb my nose at the law abiding and safety conscious in our town and get hooning, so a fast response would be appreciated. Soon A Hoon (nom de plume)

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Traffic enforcement Dear Ed, The two letters one by “Ex-policeman Pete” and the other with no name on traffic law enforcement miss the point. The issue to me is the attitude in other words the culture by a few officers. I was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt. I was honest and admitted being remiss. What I found inexcusable was the rude and abrupt manner by officer 40, to both me and my wife. On the other hand two other instances with two different officers resulted in a friendly warning which I appreciated. Great PR! The rude manner of officer 40 was bad public relations for the police.

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Wonderful school Dear Ed, We would like to express thanks to the wonderful teachers and students at Spring Creek School for making our new entrant’s transition such a welcoming and positive experience. The Cornerstone Values that are followed are obviously creating some fantastic future leaders of our community. The new developments taking place are looking great and we are looking forward to a long relationship with the school as more of our children start. Spring Creek School is not zoned and as parents we can thoroughly recommend others consider it as an option when looking for an education facility for your children. Heather Haronga

Blue cod quotas Dear Ed, What a cracker letter by Bill Benfield of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations about the blue cod situation. He raises a mighty good point about the cut in recreational bag limit for Challenger East but no cut in commercial quota. When you think about it, it’s been happening over the years. The recreational public have had a number of cuts from 10 to six to three to two from memory. There has been no reduction in commercial quota. What this means in effect, is the recreational catch is being handed over to commercial. It’s great the slot and transit rules have gone but gosh it took so long. Only pressure by groups such as the Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association forced government to do something. I must look at joining the MRFA. Good job done chaps. Will the Minister deal with the ministry idiot(s) who brought the slot rule in. It killed thousands of cod. The idiot(s) should be sacked. “Angler” father

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Green MP looks on bright side of climate change This year marks a groundswell of awareness of climate change, Green Party MP Gareth Hughes told an audience of around 50 people at the Wesley Centre in Blenheim on Monday evening. Hughes is optimistic that this global awareness will drive agreements at the 21st United Nations conference on Climate Change which opens in Paris on November 30. Two days earlier, people in Blenheim will gather at Seymour Square, joining a worldwide march for climate justice. The 33-year-old Green spokesperson for energy and resources says since he was four, the globe has not known a below average monthly temperature. “This affects the things we care about,” he says. In Marlborough, the mussel industry -

worth $200 million to the New Zealand economy - was threatened by carbon dioxide-driven ocean acidification causing mussel shells to soften, Hughes says. Drought was predicted to intensify. A warmer climate would risk human health, creating more favourable conditions for parasites and tropical vector-borne diseases like Dengue fever carried by mosquitoes. Hughes also pointed to positive trends including a 99 per cent drop in the cost of the silicon photovoltaic cells used in solar panels during his lifetime, 30 per cent in the last two years. Schools and marae around New Zealand were beginning to switch to solar energy, saving money on power-bills which could then be spent in other areas. His Fair Go for Solar Bill, drawn from

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Business improvement poll coming Online voting will be available for the first time in Marlborough when local CBD businesses get to voice their view on the establishment of a Business Improvement District to represent their interests. The Blenheim Business Association is proposing the Business Improvement District (BID) model, used in some other parts of the country, be established here, funded through a new rate on those inside the BID boundary. The Council would collect the rate on behalf of the BID but the BID would have responsibility for deciding how those funds would be spent on CBD promotion and improvement. A poll, to assess the level of interest in the concept, will be conducted between Monday 26 October and Wednesday 18 November with the option of either traditional postal voting or on-line voting available. The results of the poll will not be binding but they will give the Business Association

The Kiwi Conservation Club was taken on a guided tour by Driftwood Retreat and Eco Tours. Will Parsons was a wealth of knowledge of local history and flora and fauna. This tour gave them access to the White Bluffs which are on the boulder bank between the sea and the Wairau Lagoons. It was a very windswept beach walk with interesting beach combing opportunities. A seal sighting was a highlight with the return trip viewing some Glossy Ibis, a rare bird recently found in Marlborough.


the ballot in parliament in August, would see the Electricity Authority act as an independent umpire setting fair prices for households selling surplus renewable energy back into the grid, Hughes says. Last year big power company Meridian slashed buy-back rates by 72 per cent, allowed under legislation requiring only 30 days notice to change terms, conditions and buy-back electricity rates. Hughes said Green Party energy policies aimed at 400 per cent growth in solar energy use in two years, including putting a price on carbon pollution and passing that money on as tax cuts for people conserving energy. New Zealand’s total emissions were small but per person ranked fifth highest Green Party MP Gareth Hughes at a speech in in the world, he says. Blenheim on Monday.




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Family ties to theatre The third generation of a Marlborough family is supporting the new theatre project because of the benefits it will have for the region. Rob Anderson has made a “substantial” contribution to the new ASB Civic Theatre, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Frank (“FL”) Anderson, 40 years ago. Frank’s son Ross Anderson is the fundraising manager for the theatre project but Rob says his uncle didn’t need to twist his arm to pledge support. “This project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Marlborough,” he says. “The broader benefits to the wider community made me stop and think how I wanted to be involved and to contribute.” Rob Anderson grew up in Marlborough and went to Nelson College and Victoria University before going into the IT industry, first in the banking sector and then setting up his own enterprises. He has been based back in Blenheim since the late 1990s and has strong ideas on how the new theatre will make the region more attractive. “Facilities like the stadium, the pool and Lansdowne Park are all important parts of the cultural and sporting mix that people look at when they are deciding whether to bring their family here. The theatre will be a strong component to make Marlborough an attractive place to live, which will also create jobs and encourage people to set up businesses.” He won’t put a figure on his contribution, but it is big enough that the Theatre Trust has offered him the naming rights to the 200-seat studio theatre that is part of the new complex. He is considering something as simple as the Anderson Theatre, to recognise the whole family’s contribution over the years. His grandfather’s major contribution to the existing theatre is still recognised by a plaque in the Wisheart Room. That room was originally an upstairs cafe for shoppers and the sign sits above what

Ross Anderson and his nephew Rob Anderson, who is the third generation of the family to support a theatre project in Blenheim.

was the entrance to the “FL Anderson Shopping Precinct” – the supermarket in the space now leased by Noel Leeming and the new Health Hub. Ross Anderson also started his career in banking and had just returned to be accountant at the family sawmill business in the mid-1970s when his father agreed to contribute to a new theatre. The existing theatre had been pulled down as an earthquake risk and the only place in town any good to put on a show was the Marlborough Boys’ College. Frank Anderson agreed to match the contribution from building supply merchant George Martin, even without knowing how much it was. His eyes watered a little when he was told Mr Martin had pledged $25,000, but he was good to his promise and between them the two men contributed a sum equivalent today to almost $500,000. Shortly after, Frank Anderson was persuaded to make a similar contribution to the development of Brayshaw Park, so

George Martin’s generous contribution to the theatre turned out doubly expensive for Frank. Ross says that was the way his father operated, an attitude that has continued in following generations. “The new theatre was a civic project and Dad felt it was important to support those things.” History was repeated in a way about five years ago when the Theatre Trust approached Ross to be the fundraising manager for the latest project, which is due to open in February. “They had approached a professional company which was going to charge an excessive amount, and then wouldn’t guarantee to reach a target.” While Ross has also made a hefty donation – “You can’t ask other people for money if you haven’t given any yourself” – the major part of his contribution has been hours of work, coming up with sponsorship ideas and twisting arms. And so the Anderson name will sit on the

Frank Anderson, whose legacy is still marked on a plaque in the Civic Theatre.

next iteration of the Civic Theatre, possibly for several more generations to come. As both Ross and Rob say, this is a project that had to go ahead for the community and it was the right thing for them to be involved.


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EDUCATION Worry Busters

Molly Murphy Wittig, Ph.D. ph: 577 8937 St. Andrew’s Church, 5 Henry St.

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Worry Busters is a skillbuilding group for kids or teens who frequently experience worry or anxiety. Over six weeks, students will learn cognitive behavioral techniques such as coping with stressors, mastering worries, and problem-solving in a fun and relaxed environment. Handouts will be given so parents can support new skills at home. All group programs are led

Successful students exhibit a combination of successful attitudes and behaviours as well as intellectual capacity. Successful students are the following: • Responsible and active • Have educational goals • Ask questions • Learn that a student and a professor make a team • Don’t sit in the back • Take good notes • Understand that actions affect learning • Talk about what they’re learning • Don’t cram for exams • Are good time managers.

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OPEN DAY It’s a great time to plan your 2016 study. Saturday 31st October 2015 Omaka Marae 120 Aerodrome Drive, Blenheim – 10am – 3pm Saturday 14th November 2015 Waikawa Marae 210 Waikawa Road, Picton – 10am – 3pm Te Wānanga o Aotearoa invites you to join us as we open the marae doors for an awesome Open Day - If you’ve been thinking of kick-starting a new career, up-skilling, igniting your te reo, learning a trade or even getting into your own business, come and talk to us about bringing your dreams to reality. “Whānau transformation through Education”

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by Dr. Molly Murphy Wittig, a registered clinical psychologist in Marlborough. Each program is $150 ($25 per session). New groups will run every term. Stay tuned for the launch of Dr. Wittig’s Lego Social Skills group in 2016 where kids can learn communication and friendship skills. Like Dr. Wittig on facebook to get updates on groups - www.facebook. com/DrMollyMurphyWittig Dr. Molly Murphy Wittig.

Achieve your potential Te Wananga o Aoteroa hosts open days Te Wananga o Aoteroa will be showcasing a range of educational courses at two Marae Open Days. The first to be held at Blenheim’s Omaka Marae on Saturday 31st October between 10am – 2pm and the second is scheduled a fortnight later in Picton at Waikawa Marae on Saturday 14th November same times 10am – 2pm. Te Wananga o Aotearoa is an organisation that for 30 years has been assisting individuals to transform not only their own lives but the lives of their

whole whanau and communities through further education. The organisation helps in excess of 30,000 students each year to reach for possibilities and achieve their potential. In the Top of the South areas they offer a varied range of programmes, such as; Te Reo Maori, Raranga (Weaving), Te Arataki Manu Karero, Business Studies, Computing and Trades and also cater for Home Based Learning programmes. If you want to know more, come join us at our Open Days…Nau mai haere mai.

Hands-on learning opens doors The Top of the South Trades Academy (TOTSTA) is opening doors to students who want to stay at school but are ready to start training for a real job. The Trades Academy is a partnership between schools throughout the top of the south region, NMIT and Whenua Iti Outdoors. Students remain at school completing NCEA, while at the same time working towards a National Certificate in a trade of their choice, earning Level 2 credits as part of their trades programme. Trades Academy training is practical and hands-on and there are over 15 programme areas to choose from. Students can learn anything from automotive engineering and aquaculture to hairdressing and hospitality. The best part about the Trades Academy is that it’s free. Training takes place one day a week at one of NMIT’s campuses in Richmond, Nelson or Blenheim, or through multi day residential blocks at Whenua Iti Outdoors. Marlborough students who have enrolled in the Trades Academy programme this year include: Claire Pearce (Marlborough Girls College) – Health and Support Services (Nelson)

Francis Knight is studying Aquaculture and Maritime.

“I really like the Trades Academy Health and Support Services course. The tutors are great and it’s different from school.” Justin Lewis (Queen Charlotte College) – Automotive Engineering (Blenheim) “Trades is good because it’s a chance to get some experience without leaving school. The course is great, it’s a good mix of paper work and being hands-on”. Meri Saunaqali (Marlborough Girls College) – Hairdressing (Blenheim) “I am enjoying the course. I learn more in one day than I learn in four days at school. I would like to study hairdressing next year. I tell my friends about Trades Academy and

how much fun it is”. France Knight (Marlborough Girls College) – Aquaculture and Maritime (Nelson) “I enjoy my Trades Academy Aquaculture and Maritime course. I like the fact that I get to experience the course without having to make a financial commitment, and it gives me time to think about options.” Samiuela Moli (Marlborough Boys College) – Adventure Tourism (Whenua Iti Outdoors) When Samiuela was asked what the highlight was for him in the Adventure Tourism programme, he replied “Everything”. He tells students who are interested in the outdoors to “Just give it a go”.

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TROON: Kim and Matt are thrilled to announce the arrival of Jack Edward (9lb 4oz) born October 18, 2015 at 3.35pm at Wairau Hospital. A little brother for Paige. Special thanks to Cathy Middleton and mum Andrea Orton. Both well.



RICE: Raewyn and Darrel are stoked to announce the safe arrival of a little sister for Alexia on October 10, 2015, Jessica Rose Rice (7lb 13oz) born at 5.50pm at Wairau Hospital. A very special thanks to Shona Wills and Jenn for all their help and support and the girls at the maternity ward.

SMITH: Anthony and Melissa are pleased to announce the arrival of Cruden Anthony (6lb 9oz) on September 29, 2015 at 5:10pm. A little brother for Logan. Special thanks to Shona Wills and Jenn, also Dr Brown and her team. Mum and baby doing well. Photo provided

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FOR FREE SADD: Isaac and Eden are very proud to announce the birth of their first baby, a boy Alec James Sadd (7lb 3oz) on October 17, 2015 at Wairau Hospital. A huge thank you to everyone who helped and supported us. Both well.

BANN: Michael and Hayley along with siblings Leo and Amalie are excited to announce the arrival of Kiara Lily Bann born on October 15, 2015 at 12.21am at Wairau Hospital, weighing 6lbs 15oz. A beautiful addition to complete our family. Special thanks to Shona Wills, Jen and hospital staff. Photo provided



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Roses for a good cause Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Impress a friend or a loved one with a beautiful long stemmed red rose this Friday and you will be supporting a worthwhile Marlborough charity. Red Cross Marlborough is holding its annual Red Rose fundraising day by giving away red roses in return for a donation. All funds raised from Red Rose Day go into sustaining the services that Red Cross provides in Marlborough including Meals on Wheels, the response team, a gardening project, wheel chair hire and a community visiting service. To support this event show your support by giving a donation for a red rose from

one of 100 volunteers that will be in the Blenheim CBD, all supermarkets and Picton Mariners Mall. Alternatively you can pre-order a bunch of 12 red roses for $20 and they can be delivered to your business. “It’s a great way to thank someone or show your love, all the while supporting the important services that we offer,” service Red Cross Marlborough centre co-ordinator Gayle Chambers says. To pre-order a bunch contact the centre on (03) 5786134. RIGHT: Red Cross Marlborough community trainer Scott Hantz presents service co-ordinator Gayle Chambers with a red rose ahead of Red Rose Day on Friday.

Business fuels schools Mayfield School receives laptops from Southfuels Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Mayfield School has received two Chromebook laptops thanks to the Fuel for Schools sponsorship programme. Principal David Nott met with Southfuels account manager John Eales and Waikawa Fishing Company director Geoff Connor last week to receive the laptops which David says will add to the students access to devices in the classroom. Mayfield School was nominated for the sponsorship programme by Geoff and his wife Liz who have been customers of Southfuels for eight years through their fishing company. Liz had completed a block of teacher training at the school and had ‘fallen in love’ with the students, so when the opportunity came to nominate a school, they jumped at the chance to help Mayfield School. “She was sad to leave them once she had finished. She came home with letters from the kids and was really touched by her time there, so it’s a real pleasure to be here today to see the laptops donated,” Geoff says. For David, he says support like this helps to take the ‘sting’ out of the budget. “It’s fantastic. We are able to keep adding to our devices for the kids and at the same time it gives us the opportunity to try new technology.

Southfuels accounts manager John Eales, Mayfield School principal David Nott and Waikawa Fishing Company director Geoff Connor.

“Sponsorship programmes like this make a huge difference for us and the kids as they often take the learning home too and share with other family members,” he says. Fuel for Schools is a school sponsorship programme that provides all schools with an innovative way to raise additional funds. Southfuels sets aside a portion of its marketing budget each year to absorb the costs of

Police Open Day

Holly and Zac McIntyre meet Police dog Halo. Holly giggles as she receives a friendly lick.

the donations so customers are not charged a premium on their fuel for participating in the programme. Customers can participate by nominating a participating school who will receive 50 cents for every 100 Litres of bulk fuel purchased, and once accrued when a participating school reaches $1000 they can choose to redeem a technology or sports equipment package.

Blue cod changes welcomed but with reservations Recreational fishing groups have welcomed the removal of unpopular blue cod fishing rules around the slot size band and transiting fish from the outer Sounds to Picton and Havelock. President Marlborough Recreational Fishers Assn., Peter Watson describes as ‘pleasing’ that the fruition of many years campaigning for fairness within the blue cod fishery became a reality “It has been the collective voice all working towards the same goals these past seven years that eventually won the day,” he says.

He says the minister’s announcement was, however not perfect but had headed in the right direction. “The unfairness over recreational set netting was an issue that needed urgent attention.” Other groups welcomed the new rules due on December 29 when the Sounds are reopened to recreational fishing. Immediate past president NZ Sport Fishing Council Mark Connor said the removal of the slot and transit rules was ‘great news.’ However there still remained

areas of deep concern such as the reduction in the recreational bag limit for Tasman and Golden Bays and east Marlborough with no matching reduction in the commercial quota of 70 tonnes. His views were supported by NZ First fisheries spokesman Richard Prosser who says inequalities still remained. “It’s a matter of equality, fairness and principle that fisheries management measures should be shared, for example, a reduction in recreational bag limits should be matched by a reduction in commercial quotas,” he says.

Legasea’s Trish Rea says there were some positive outcomes in the abolition of the slot and transit rules but it was of concern that the 70 tonne commercial catch remained intact and not reduced by the same percentage as the cut in recreational bag limit for the wider Challenger zone. “Once again recreational fishers have borne the brunt of management changes. The Minister must start making more balanced decisions for the sake of the fishery and local’s interests,” she says.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015

Duathlon While you were probably watching the All Blacks, these kids were getting active with the Marlborough Kids Duathlon.


 Lochlan Gilmour starting the cycling stag

 Manto and his brother Akito Collins had a great time, this being there third duathlon.

 Meg Flanagan completes

Creative Fibre Show

Police open day

Felting, weaving, spinning and knitting were all skills on show at Marlborough Gallery on Friday night.

The Blenheim Police Station opened its doors on Sunday to the public. All ages enjoyed the various displays and deomonstrations.

 Nancy Taylor Creative Fibre Show with little houses.

 Constable Andrew Holdaway, Rachel Brown and

Constable Suzanne Barron.

 Cherrie Mitchell with her “Chilli hot onion “. Cherrie spent more than 20 hours completing it. She says felting can be quick, it is fun, limitless and a real buzz.

 Thomas Ellin and serious-crash investigator, Senior Constable Greg Taylor.

the cycle stage.

 Arwen Deacon with Senior Constable Tony Barrow.

 Terry Stevens and Shaun Crabb of Land Search and Rescue Marlborough.

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Book fair and market At Havelock Town Hall. 9-00am - 3pm. Friday 23rd and Saturday 24 October. Havelock Lions. Stalls available $5.00. Ring Ian 574 2558.

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education sessions at the Marlborough District Library. Renting – When things go wrong. October 28th from 12.1012.50pm.

Depression Support Group You are not alone! Join our group - every Thurs 1-3pm. Contact Barb Ph: 027 737 2403, Bread of Life, 14B Stephenson St Blenheim.

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.

For Keeping U Moving Free Indoor walking circuit 50+ St Christopher’s Church Hall 11.30-12.30. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Coin donation. More info 579 4446 or 0212230160 leave name and number.

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: Office hours 9am3pm Mon-Thu 5775549. Reg. Nurse 1pm-5pm Wed, 8.30am-5pm Thu & Fri 5206200 (Mary). Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 578 8125. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

Wednesday October 21, 2015 Housie Thursday 7pm, Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 housies, 2 supers, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra.



death notices WOOD, Maxwell Thomas (Max): Died peacefully, on Friday October 16 2015, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 71 years. Loved husband of Carolyn, proud Dad of Mary and Nikk, and Colin and Keryn, and doting Grandad of Daniel and Lily; Jorgia and Cooper. Loved brother of Frank, John, Sue, and Eileen, and their families. Messages may be sent to the Wood Family, c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A service for Max was held at St. Ninians Presbyterian Church on Tuesday October 20, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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.

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

Sheets ‘N’ Things Bedding, Curtains, fabric bags, dog beds Shop between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Ph: 578 1356 Ext 5 or 021178833725/2.

St John Community Shop Check out our furniture for sale, Beds, Tallboys, Duchesses and Lounge suites, Phone 5781754 All donations gratefully accepted and needed. 11 Boyce Street. Phone 578 1754.

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Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451 Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

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


Alan Ward, Mayor Alistair Sowman, Beverley Ward and Jenny Andrews at the recent Victory Dance, A Step in Time held on October 11. Photo provided.

Journey through time for senior groovers More than 140 senior citizens met for the seventh annual Seniors Dance which was held at the Clubs of Marlborough. The theme this year was the “Victory Dance, A Step In Time”. The venue was alive with black and red poppies and balloons. Attendees were entertained by a combination of Janet’s Old Time Band and the Orphans Band. There was a lot of reminiscing with old favourite songs and dances from that era.

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D O M E STI C Oven Cleaner, reasonable rates $ 50 ph David 027-573-8354 or message on 573-8355.

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• Exterior plastering & waterproofing • Commercial & residential • Repairs & repaints • High pressure water blasting • House maintenance • Free quotes & advice

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Windows • Doors • Vanities • Wall Units • Kitchens • Stairs • Shop Fittings • Fit-out of boats and motorhomes • Repair work

Phone: 579 5266 Cell: 027 6710 133 Email: 13 Sutherland Terrace, Blenheim

Free Mask, Snorkel & Fin package valued at $144 with every OpenWater Course started in October or November! Courses held in the Marlborough Sounds or Nelson. Go Dive have 34 years experience teaching and guiding divers and are a WorkSafe Accredited Adventure tour operator. Contact Go Dive Marlborough for details


work wanted DRESS MAKING, alterations, will pick up & deliver. Ph Robyn 5737257 or 022-173-6140

For all your tiling needs and minor building requirements. Please phone Mark 0275178343..


TENDER: Arthur Wicks Building: Closing 21 October

As the only Blenheim based Main Contractor selected for this tender we would welcome your support. Subcontractors and suppliers are invited to submit pricing for the above tender to: 3 Murphys Rd, Blenheim P: 03 578-9329 F: 03 578-9327 E:

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FUN DAY Labour Weekend Sunday Oct 25, 10am - 2pm Something for everyone - a great day out!

• Cafe food all day • Raffles • Titanic • Bouncy Castle • Plants • Chocolate Wheel • Entertainment • White Elephant • Races and Rides • Silent Auction • BBQ • Garlic Mussels • Paint Ball

PLUS! Linkwater Fine Art Auction Labour Weekend Saturday 24 October Linkwater Community Hall 5pm Preview of Artworks, Wine and Cheese. 7pm live auction begins Tickets $20 EFTPOS available on the night

Facebook: Linkwater School Art, Food and Fun. Sponsors: Peter Yealands Wines, Port Marlborough, Cranky Goat, NZ King Salmon, Fonterra, Marlborough Light and Sound.

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MILITARY EXERCISE The New Zealand Defence Force will be carrying out Exercise Southern Katipo from November 10-20 with more than 2000 military personnel in the Marlborough District and includes Picton, Okiwi Bay, Tuna Bay, Canvastown, Havelock, Linkwater, Titirangi Bay and the greater Marlborough Sounds. All activity which includes troop movement, vehicle movement, aircraft movement, ship movement and the use of blank rounds, simulation ammunition and pyrotechnics can occur day and night. Queries regarding the exercise should be directed to: (04) 529 6048


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HANDS ON FOR ST. JOHN. Saturday 24 October. 10am-4pm. Bright Centre, Dillons Point Rd, near Men’s Shed. Local qualit y hand craft and paintings for sale. Demonstrations, tea, coffee and cakes. Pkt biscuits and muffins donated by Raupo. The

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Introducing the newest cleaning business in town! For all your cleaning needs. Anything goes.

The Marlborough Ploughing Association and competitors wish to thank the sponsors and helpers who contributed to a successful qualifying match. Opal Industries, Meaters of Marlborough, KiwiSeed, Blenheim Testing Station, Farmlands, St. Clair Wines, Erewhon Station, Talleys, Andrew Harman, Marlborough Machinery Repairs, Woodbourne Tavern, Martella, Basis, Auto Electric City. Congratulations to Ash Murdoch (Vintage) and Colin Drummond (Horses) who both qualified to represent Marlborough at the NZ Final.

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Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game Council Declaration of Election Result 2015 Council Elections

Service Manager Blenheim

Having been duly appointed Returning Officer pursuant to Section 3 of the Fish & Game Council Election Regulations 1990, I hereby declare the results of the election that closed on 13th October 2015 for the election of TWELVE (12) Council members for the Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game Region. Candidate




218 218 216 203 201 199 197 196 182 180 146 134



132 125 113 91

Votes Received





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Position Requirements To be considered for this role you will need to have: • Minimum five years in agricultural machinery, earthmoving, heavy commercial or closely related industry • Qualified Automotive Technician advantageous • Experience managing a team of people • Good working knowledge of agricultural, earthmoving and ground care practices • Sound understanding of client/dealer expectations in relation to technical support • Commitment to delivering an industry leading standard of customer service

I therefore declare Jim ANDERSON, Owen BAIGENT, Robin BLACKMORE, W F (Bill) CASH, Carey CUDBY, Paul DIXON-DIDIER, David HAYNES, Geoff IRVINE, Marc JARY, Tom KROOS, Alistair WEBBER and Jean (John) WILLIS to be duly elected to the Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game Council.

The Company C B Norwood Distributors Limited is a leading tractor and machinery distribution group and represents a portfolio of global brands through separate operating divisions. Norwood showcases three national dealer networks which include 17 company owned retail farm machinery centres. Established in 1948, we have grown to be one of the best known names in New Zealand agriculture and today we supply one in every three tractors sold in New Zealand. We keep farmers moving by providing exceptional solutions for every customer every time.

The voting return percentage was 37.61%. Warwick Lampp Returning Officer – Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game Council Free phone 0800 666 029 Ltd

We’ll get your message out to almost 19,000 households across Marlborough. PLUS your ad will be seen by an extra 37,000 online every month.

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About the opportunity This is your opportunity to lead the Service Department in our Blenheim Branch. You will place emphasis on exceptional communication with our customers and Branch staff, proactively market the Service Department, and take responsibility for the flow of work through the workshop. This position may also suit those applicants who are looking to move off the floor into a management role. A very competitive salary is offered to the suitable applicant. Become part of a team committed to exceptional customer service that has been our driving force for 67 years.

The Council is made up of the highest polling candidate from each of the six sub-regions, plus the remaining six highest polling of all other candidates.

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Specimen Reception / Phlebotomy Position

Blenheim 40 hours per fortnight Fixed Term - 6 months to cover Medlab South is now a division of Healthscope which is New Zealand's largest community pathology and laboratory network. Its businesses include; Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, Labtests Auckland, Northland Pathology and Southern Community Laboratories. Our Blenheim Laboratory has a Phlebotomy vacancy of 40 hours per fortnight starting in January and finishing July 2016. This is to cover maternity leave. Previous Phlebotomy experience is desirable to ensure a high quality service is provided at all times. It is preferred that applicants hold a Qualified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (QPT) certificate or are prepared to work towards obtaining this qualification. Full training may be given to an individual with a suitable background and personal attributes. You will have excellent communication skills, a high standard of presentation, with a professional and courteous manner and a clean and current driver's licence.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015


Sport inbrief

Makos season over

More than 350 competitors race off the start line at the Marlborough Kids Duathlon, on Sunday.

Duathlon gives a taste of competition By Jacob Page The New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids Duathlon saw 365 children have a taste of athletic endeavour without the pressure of the time clock. The Brancott Estate Winery hosted the event on Sunday morning with all competitors eligible for more than 150 spot prizes on the day. Two courses were used depending on age and skill-level. Course one had a 1km run, a

3km bike ride finished with a 1km run. The second course started with a 2km run, a 5.5km bike ride and a 1km sprint to the finish. Committee member Jenny Maclean said the event was a huge success even if some parents had half an eye on the All Blacks versus France Rugby World Cup quarterfinal which occurred at the same time. “There were plenty of kids

giving duathlon a go for the first time which was really pleasing. The major spot prize of a Scott 640 26” hardtail mountain bike plus Razor Helmet went to Lafai King from Havelock School. The second major prize of a $250 Interislander voucher was won by Carly Craig from St Marys School and the third prize of a $150 New World Blenheim voucher went to Sebastian Ward-Kelly.

Bike riders compete around the Brancott Winery.

Falcons win again

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons ran out 3-0 winners over Heartland Wairarapa in their football clash at Nelson’s Guppy Park on Sunday. Omar Guardiola scored twice in the win as the side recorded its second win in three games.

Marlborough juniors too strong

Lafai King from Havelock School won the major spot prize of a new bike.

Uso Fiafia lift volleyball crown

Speedway season to begin The Eastern States Speedway 2015/2016 season will be opening on October 24. Running will be the home classes of stockcars, saloons, productions, streetstocks and youth ministocks. One

highlight of the opening night will be the inclusion of a rally car class. The club also welcomes interest from anyone wanting to become a track volunteer, simply ask for volunteer coordinator Maryellen Robinson.

The Tasman Makos ITM Cup campaign came to a halt with a 44-24 semi-final loss to Auckland at Eden Park, on Friday night. The result also meant the end of Kieran Keane’s six season’s in charge of the team. He now heads to the Chiefs in an assistant role while the Makos will be coached in 2016 by current assistant Leon MacDonald and Mark Hammett.

by Jacob Page Uso Fiafia have been crowned Marlborough senior volleyball champions after a dominant victory over Pure Samoa in the Final at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000. A polished start by Uso Fiafia gave no chance for Pure Samoa to get into the opening set and they ran away with it 25-7. Pure Samoa were missing some of their regular players but they came back in set

two and were in the hunt with two fightbacks from several points down. However, Uso hung in for another win 25-17. Uso then powered on in the third set with some very big spikes from Afa Lauvai and young Lotu played well coming on in set three. Eseta Taylor had a great game for Pure Samoa especially on defence and Willie also played well. The last set score was 25-13 to Uso Fiafia.

Marching for a new season Renwick’s Cordeaux marching team began the season by taking part in Sunday’s official opening, attended by Marlborough Marching patron Jenny Andrews. Pictured are Lily Pontague, Jack Filmer, Kobi Ireland, Mikayla Kirkwood, Piper Alexander, Lucy Stephens coached by Kat McGruddy.

Marlborough have proved too strong for Nelson with a 12-4 win in the annual Malcolm Shield representative junior tennis fixture in Blenheim.

Shirley wins Timaru race The Blenheim Racing Pigeon club members entered their birds into another competition against pigeons from clubs throughout the lower North Island from Timaru on Saturday. The very changeable weather and gusting winds made a challenging journey home for the birds over the 400 km course. A very good win to Shirley Morrison of Spring Creek, her pigeon averaging 82.6 km/h, a good time in adverse conditions. Second was Alister Cooper of Renwick at 79.2 km/h and third to Shirley’s husband Donald, with 77.5 km/h. Next was Sindy Kirkwood at 77.4 km/h then Carl Kirkwood at 76.4 km/h,Two Fishers loft doing 75.3 km/h, followed by Chris Bensley 70.8 km/h and Nero lofts 66.4 km/h.

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