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Marlborough’s first baby for 2016 By Celeste Alexander Newborn baby Ruby Constance Vicars was only five minutes old when her first family photo was taken, and it’s one that has made headlines for being Marlborough’s first baby born in 2016. Baby Ruby made her entrance into the world on January 3 at 5:43pm at Wairau Hospital, two weeks early but healthy and ‘bright as a button’. Doting parents Trevor Vicars and Aimee-Lee Murdoch who live in Waikanae were spending their Christmas break with family in Blenheim when Aimee-Lee went into an early labour. “Ruby’s due date was January 17, although we were told she could come a week early,” Trevor says.

Continued page 2 Aimee-Lee Murdoch and Trevor Vicars welcomed baby Ruby into the world on January 3, 2016, making her Marlborough’s first baby for 2016. Photo provided.

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Welcome to the world baby Ruby Continued from page 1 “We had a great Christmas with family and a quiet New Year but late on January 1 Aimee began experiencing a few pains. “It all kicked off on the third and before we knew it our beautiful baby girl was in our

arms,” he says. Trevor jokes that baby Ruby “broke every line of their birthing plan”. “We planned for a water birth in Paraparaumu but ended up having Ruby in the South Island by caesarean section,” he laughs.

The inspiration behind Ruby’s name came from her great great grandmother Eileen Ruby Norris and great great great grandmother Constance Ruby Kidson who was known as Ruby all her life. The couple say once they are discharged from hospital they

are in no rush to return home and plan to stay with family while Aimee-Lee recovers. “We are so besotted with Ruby, it’s just amazing to have her here. “We are both looking forward to enjoying our little girl,” Trevor says.

Intruder in girl’s bed alarms police Police are searching for a man who was found in the bed of a girl during a suspected burglary on New Year’s Day. Police are investigating after the Budge Street incident that occurred around 4am on January 1. Detective Wayne Fransen says an unknown male has entered an address while the occupants were sleeping. He was then found in a girl’s bed by one of the occupants of the house who immediately

intervened. During the scuffle the intruder received cuts to his hand and arm before he fled the scene, running west on Budge Street, past Super Cheap Auto. Detective Fransen says police are now looking for a dark skinned male, possibly Polynesian, about 174cm in height with a shaved head. He was wearing a dark blue top with red lines around the middle that go all the way

around the body and had long sleeves with a zip up front, knee length shorts possibly black and wearing cream coloured jandals. The circumstances of this offending is clearly of concern to police who are appealing to the community for help in identifying this person. Anyone with information relating to this matter is urged to call Blenheim Police (03) 578 5279 or Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111.

Decades of service honoured By Jacob Page We l l k n ow n r u r a l Marlborough champion Brian Powell has received a Queen Service medal in the New Year’s Honours for services to heritage preservation and the community. Brian has been involved with Federated Farmers for many years, serving as representative to the Marlborough Acclimatisation Society and the Marlborough Meat and Wool Board and as president in 1997 and 1998. He hosted visits from primary

of artefacts from early settlements in the region. He has been instrumental to the restoration of a mud house occupied by early settlers and has collaborated with the Department of Corrections to allow those serving periodic detention to contribute to the building’s restoration. He wrote a history of Fabian’s Renwick’s Brian Powell has been Valley and Northbank in 2008. given a Queen Service Medal for He was chairman of the services to heritage preservation Northbank Settlers Association and the community. and served for 45 years. For six years until 2013 he schools at his farm in Fabian’s Valley, showcasing his museum was a member of the commit-

tee that managed the Renwick Community Hall. He has been involved with the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand at Anikiwa since inception in 1962. He served four terms as Councillor and is a Life Member of the Trust. He has been an Honorary Ranger since 1989, initially as a wildlife ranger and latterly as a fishing ranger. Recently Brian established the Renwick Community Garden outside the Anglican Community Church.

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Bulldogs offer good time in Picton By Jacob Page Iconic 70s Kiwi band The Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band will play a free concert at the Picton Foreshore on Monday night to raise funds for child cancer. Event organiser Stuart Eyes says the band wanted to play a Picton show but had struggled to find a venue over the holiday period. However, he believed the foreshore was the perfect venue for a holiday time concert. “If the weather plays its part like it can then I can’t see why we can’t get 2000 to 3000 people,” he says. The concert will go from 4pm to 7pm with support acts Steve McDonald and Andrew McLennan. After winning the TV talent show ‘New Faces’ with original songs ‘Miss September’ and ‘Everyone Knows’ and beating Split Enz in the process, the band went fulltime professional in December 1973 and

played pretty much six nights a week until on the cusp of an international tour when they disbanded and carried on their teaching careers. They recorded four very successful singles - two top 10s (‘Miss September’, ‘Everyone Knows’) and a top 20 (‘Baby Get Out!’) – and a well received and critically acclaimed album – Bulldoggin’. One of the band’s members Brien “Toad” McCrea has used Marlborough as a venue for his child cancer fundraising in the past and was keen to do so again in conjunction with the release of the band’s new album. Stuart says there is potential for Picton to become a genuine holiday concert venue and surpass Blenheim particularly in the summer months. “Touring bands really like the appeal of the Picton Foreshore and Picton in general.

inbrief Wild weather expected Marlborough looks set to get more wet and wild weather today. The top of the South Island will get lashed by strong winds, thunder and heavy rain. A low and associated frontal rainband over the Tasman Sea were moving towards New Zealand later on Thursday and through Friday, MetService warned.

Christian book store to close Blenheim’s CBD has lost another business. The Christian Book and Music Centre, on Maxwell Rd, will close later this month after 60 years of trading in Blenheim. The Picton Foreshore will be rocking to a free concert by Kiwi 70s band The Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band on Monday between 4pm and 7pm.

“I can’t see why over the next wee while Picton couldn’t host bands like UB40 that tour over the

summer. “It’s one of those “watch this space kind of situations.”

New Year brings much needed rain By Jacob Page It might not be official yet but Blenheim is expected to be crowned the sunniest town in New Zealand for 2015 once NIWA releases its official data in the coming days. Blenheim had its driest year on record, with only two months exceeding the long term average rainfall according to statistics gathered by Rob Agnew at the Blenheim Weather station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Just 381mm of rain fell in the region in 2015, well down on the long term average of

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643mm of rain. Only June and September had more rain than the average with those statistics dating back


to 1930. The wet start to 2016 brought with it some relief for domestic water levels. The New Year brought the first substantial rainfall in several months across the district. Between 25 and 45 mm fell over a two day period on the Wairau Plains and in East Coast areas, with heavier falls recorded in inland high country areas and up to 70 mm in parts of the Marlborough Sounds. This rainfall will go some way to replenishing soil moisture levels and will be very beneficial to pastoral and cropping farmers.

Any immediate return to hot, windy weather will diminish the effect of this rainfall over the next few weeks and more rain is required to alleviate what still has the potential to be a tough season for the farming community. The rain has provided further reprieve from domestic water restrictions in Renwick for the next week or two. The Wairau Aquifer which feeds Renwick’s water supply is rising in the wake of the rainfall and higher river flows. However everyone is asked to continue their good water conservation practices.

Riverside Jam today The Taylor River Amphitheatre will host a Riverside Jam for promising Marlborough musicians today from 5pm to 8pm. The free Riverside Jam event by the Taylor River is being held to give local artists a chance to show what they can do on a local stage. There will be giveaways, a sausage sizzle and spot prizes.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Who is your favourite musician and why?

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My sister Kimberly because she is a piano teacher.

Anneka Thwaites who is a local performer and is really talented. Also Tchaikovsky.

Taylor Swift. She has a good voice and I like her music videos.

Taylor Swift, she’s pretty and is good at singing.

Justin Bieber at the moment he has a lot of great songs coming out, and Stan Walker because he is from NZ but known all over the world.

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Meters not needed Remind me; how much water does it take to make one bottle of wine? Gallons! How many more vineyards are still being established each day? Acres! Who has been, and is still granting water rights above what is flowing in aquifers and who owns vineyards? Hmm! Those lavish vineyard pools can help water grapes. People before politics and profit- or have I got that wrong?

Apart from Harvey Norman, who else featured on the royal variety show last friday night? The adverts were so frequent that the show was ruined for me! I always thought that American TV was poor but on this occasion TV One mirrored their mediocrity. Rob the greenie

Sliding down the hill To the young people who have fun sliding down the hill in Harling park great to see BUT the cardboard you use either take it home or place it in the crate that the council have provided. l am sure your parents would not like it all deposited on their front lawns as it is left spread across the hillside. Come on parents teach your children with good habits.

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Why is it so difficult for owners of restaurants and cafes in Blenheim to understand that you need to be open over Christmas and New Year to cater for the tourists. It’s the busiest time of the year. Why own a restaurant if you are not prepared to provide a service? Well done to those who did open.

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Sophie Jones Blenheim I love Christmas carols, we have them playing at home every day before Christmas.

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Thank you Thanks to all those in retail for getting us through the xmas rush........

New Year disappointment A group of us went down to Liz Davidson place to hear the band and see the fireworks to celebrate the New Year in. What a huge let down, the band was ok but too loud, then wondered why people were leaving before 12.00. Some people knew where the fireworks were, so by the time we got to the bridge to see them we had missed most of them, then we went back to town the band had gone, what a huge disappointment. Think the events planner could do a better job next time. No wonder people go down to Picton, better bands, more entertainment and fun, don’t have to move for fireworks. Blenheim sort it out.


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Dangerous practice Dear Ed, Over the past few weeks I have spent some time at a roadside residence at Waikawa Bay, just outside of Picton, where I have witnessed many times the very dangerous practice of adults and children sitting and even standing in boats being towed along the road. Possibly illegal the practice is frowned upon by safety groups, as if the towing vehicle

had to do an emergency stop these travellers would be thrown violently forward. Even if the unit is only travelling two or three kilometres to or from accommodation these people should be secured safely in the towing vehicle, definitely not in the boat. Nigel Perry Marlborough Road Safety Council Inc.

Respect for others? Dear Ed, On Thursday a couple of us from my workplace decided to go to a restaurant as a rare treat for ourselves for Christmas. We were served a lovely meal which we could of enjoyed had it not been spoilt by all the unruly children there that night, apart from about 3 families with very well behaved children. Unfortunately the rest of them were

extremely loud, so much so, we could not hold a conversation. A couple of small children were running around, most of the children were old enough to have been taught to respect others especially when out in public. I feel sorry for the restaurant staff if this is the norm. Manners please

Dear Ed, Thank our lucky stars we have independent newspapers like the “Blenheim Sun.” A few months ago, Les Whiteside wrote two excellent very telling articles on the Fairfax domination of New Zealand’s newspaper scene. It is so apparent and is getting worse. There is little difference between “The Press”, “Dominion-Post” and the “Marlborough Express.” Recently the three are even running the same crosswords and puzzles. With our local “Marlborough Express” over the holiday period, there was no editorial page, no opinion columns and no letters to the editor, which I always read. How did the Commerce Commission approve the takeover by Fairfax of our newspaper world? Keep up the very good work at the “Blenheim Sun”. “Reader”, Marlborough

People say the CBD is dying but when the town is flush with tourists, places refuse to open. You can’t have it both ways. I’m sure those restaurants and shops that did open over the holiday period would have done extremely well considering the lack of choice the consumer was left with. B Francis, Blenheim

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Executing ‘plan B’ to perfection Peter Kemp’s road to secondary school teaching was anything but straight forward. In fact, he’s been much more than a teacher. He talks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about how he arrived at Marlborough Boys’ College in 1983 and why he never burned out when so many in his transitions officer role did. He also talks about keeping up with change and what’s next now that his contract has not been renewed for 2016. Peter Kemp got as far as he wanted to go with plan A so he had decided to turn to his plan B – teaching. “I became a farm management consultant and valuer in the 1970s. “I graduated in 1967, went to Whangarei and was the youngest field officer appointed to be in charge in Kaitaia. “I thought it was the career I always wanted and I’d gone as far as I thought I could and I asked myself if I thought I could do this for the next 40 years. “So I switched to plan B which was teaching because I’d always had an interest in it. “I couldn’t get a job in a secondary school at the time and the wages were lousy so I went to a polytechnic in Waikato instead. “There was no fancy teacher training in those days,” Peter says. “They threw you in and if you survived for a year then they gave you some training.” When Peter came to Marlborough in 1983, he was appointed transitions co-ordinator at MBC which was a 10-hour a week role. “My wife got a job down here and we had holidays here and enjoyed it so I thought I’d give secondary teaching a go. “I filled in the rest of the time teaching at Nelson Technical Institute teaching agriculture and was industry training co-ordinator for a time, then I was the first tutor at the Budge Street NMIT site. “I badgered them to death about getting the campus in Blenheim which took longer than it should – about two or three years.” Peter says the transitions co-ordinator role

had changed immensely from when he first started 32 years ago. “The bare bones of it was we were given a bunch of no hopers nobody wanted to do anything with that I had to teach and organise work experience for. “I did a bit of relieving and taught horticulture and agriculture at the Boys’ College and I was made fulltime after about 10 years. It was a very unconventional road. Peter has been Gateway co-ordinator at MBC for the past five years. It aims to allow Year 12 and 13 pupils practical exposure to a job or trade they are interested in turning into a career. Peter says going away from the transition banner helped immensely as 80 per cent of kids don’t go to university. “You need good liaisons with employers in a community like Marlborough. “It’s also important to take students who are work ready, not just the ones the deans want to get rid of because we are trying to improve our (Gateway) reputation. My stock answer is that if a student isn’t doing any good at school what makes you think they’ll do any better (in the workforce)?” Peter says Gateway students are always encouraged to pass NCEA level two before leaving for their careers. He says the most satisfying thing is seeing students he has helped into careers now coming back to the school looking for present day students to help them in their business. “That’s immensely satisfying,” Peter says. “It comes full circle and it is a reassurance

Peter Kemp reflects on 32 years in his plan B profession, teaching. Inset: Peter look s at the Budge Street site for the NMIT Marlborough campus during his battle to get it to Blenheim.

that you are doing something right. At 72-years-old Peter has no thought of retiring fulltime. “At this stage I’ll take some time off and then look for some work after that. “I have just got a trout fishing licence so that’s something.”

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JONES: Hemi and Jessica are over the moon to welcome their baby boy, Zildjian Theodore (8lb 12oz) earthside on October 29 at 9.02pm at Wairau Hospital. A very special thank-you to our amazing midwife Rhianne Lamb and to the wonderful Carmen Brown and theatre staff, for ensuring a safe arrival and a healthy Mummy. Photo provided. SMITH: Alastair and Rebekah are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first child, a baby girl Lucy Sophia (3.390kgs) on December 17, 2015 at 7.09am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwife Toni James, lactation consultant Jackie Martin and all the staff on the Maternity Ward. Both well. Photo provided.

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By Celeste Alexander Christmas Day was an extra special occasion for local celebrant Carol Taylor, who performed a ‘surprise’ wedding vow renewal ceremony for her close friends. Carol’s best friends, Phil and Elaine Helm travelled from the UK to tour New Zealand and spend Christmas Day with her and her husband, also named Phil. They have been friends for 40 years and Carol was even a bridesmaid for Phil and Elaine at their wedding 30 years ago. It was their ‘trip of a lifetime’ which they had been saving for, for five years. Two days before Christmas Phil told Carol he had been thinking of surprising Elaine with the ceremony, and asked her to join in on the surprise. “When he said he wanted to surprise Elaine with the ceremony on Christmas Day I thought it was such a neat idea, especially as she knew nothing of it,” Carol laughs. On Christmas morning everyone enjoyed their Christmas morning and lunch before Carol slipped away to prepare for the ceremony. She asked the couple to come outside and announced to Elaine what they were doing. “She was so surprised. There was lots of nervous laughter, crying and everyone got very emotional. “It was just delightful and Elaine’s face was a picture of happiness. It made their Christmas Day,” she says.

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Raupo Riverside Cafe & Restaurant Bienvenue, and welcome to Raupo Riverside Cafe & Restaurant. It has been an ‘incredible’ summer for business owners Stephane Ughetto and Taryn Gilbert who have had a very busy Christmas and New Year holiday period. Stephane says January 2 was his busiest day since purchasing the business in 2014, with around 700 people through the doors and 500 coffees served. “We have never been that busy, it was incredible,” he smiles. Situated in the heart of Blenheim, Raupo Riverside Cafe & Restaurant has carved a niche for itself in the hospitality market, combining both the cafe style day service and a specialty French patisserie, Le Delice, with European style evening dining. “People really love the location and regularly comment on their experiences which is always nice to hear,” Stephane says. The evolving menu has been a source of pride for Stephane who has been implementing his own French culture into the business. “We are always tweaking,” he laughs. “Seeing what works, taking on board what our customers are saying and of course always striving for the best service we can offer,” he says.

Le Delice which is located near the entrance is going strong, particularly in the last six months, he says. This is the customer’s first French experience upon entering but certainly not their last. The decor, the French music played in the evenings and of course the influence found within the food continues to delight. Stephane says he is currently working on the new menu which he plans to introduce toward the end of March. “Through this menu we will be giving ourselves a bit more identity with more French influence which I am very excited about. “I like to keep the menu fresh and interesting,” he smiles. Raupo Riverside Cafe & Restaurant has a number of seating options. Outside customers can enjoy the view of the Taylor River on the terrace which has recently been extended and can seat up to 70. The inside dining area can cater to a maximum of 178, and upstairs in the private dining area up to 30 can be seated. Raupo Riverside Cafe & Restaurant is a popular choice for group bookings and private events, so speak to staff about what they can do for your next special celebration.

Stephane’s recommendations Asian Fusion Experience Our customers have spoken and we have listened. We now have a

NEW MENU with more options. 17a Maxwell Road | Blenheim | ph 03 578 4887 Open 7 days for lunch and dinner Dine in or takeaway

From the patisserie: The savoury scones, carrot cake and the fruit Louise with shredded coconut are always a delight. Breakfast: French toast served with crispy bacon, banana, maple syrup and mascarpone. Brunch: Lamb burger or one of our homemade bagels. Lunch: Steak sandwich. Dinner: Pork belly. Dessert: Chocolate brownie or the gingerSweet and savoury scones. bread sundae.

Lunch: Wed - Sun, 11am-2pm Dinner: Everyday, 5.00pm onwards Takeaway & Delivery from 4:30pm - 9pm Ph: 0-3-579 1118 • 31 Maxwell Rd, Blenheim

Did we miss you? Your restaurant or cafe could be featured here! Call Jill or Simon for more details 577-7868


Friday January 8, 2016

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what’s on in marlborough

- weekend event guide Friday 8th Momorangi Freshwater Fun Join us at Momorangi Campground foreshore for a hands on stream investigation - see an electric fishing demonstration, check out some fish traps and fossick in the stream for aquatic life. 4:30 - 6pm. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Free. Havelock Lions Market Havelock Domain, 8th and 9th January. 9am-1pm both days. Plants, books, meat and more... sausage sizzle and petanque. For more information ph. Dan 5742558. Free Yoga Picton Foreshore all Summer long. Every Friday at noon (weather permitting). Open to anyone and everyone. Join the Marlborough Yoga Teacher for a blissful all skill levels Yoga practice. No experience, props or registration necessary - just turn up. Painting Our Places NZ watercolour artists identify their special places. Kathryn Carter, Brian Baxter, George Dight and more. Opening preview: 6pm. Exhibition season: 9th -31st Jan. Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High Street, Blenheim. Open daily 10:30am - 4:30pm.

Our Land - Exhibition 19 Dec - 31 Jan. An exhibition of historical and contemporary art that considers Marlborough’s landscape. Millennium Art Gallery, Seymour Square Blenheim. Ph 579 2001. Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays. Blenheim Riverside Railway Jan 8th, 10th - 1:15pm & 3:00pm Blue line, Brayshaw Park to Omaka, 30min return Adult $6 Child $3, 1:45pm Red line, Brayshaw Park to central Blenheim 1hr Return, Adult $10 Child $5. Cash only.

Saturday 9th King & Queen of the Withers 10km Fun Run, Walk or Hybrid event. Business House and Married Couple teams. Enter online at kqw or alternatively register at the venue from 7:00am on the day. For further information contact Peter 921-0077. White’s Bay glow-worm walk Come and search for glow worms and learn all about our bush night creatures. Meet at White’s Bay by the Surf Club, 9:00-10:00pm. Free.

Lisa Chandler - China Dream Beijing comes to Marlborough - from hútòng to highrise. Nelson artist, Lisa Chandler, challenges the sameness of new spaces in global cities with a series of large-scale paintings based on Beijing. 19 Dec-31 Jan. Millennium Art Gallery, Seymour Square Blenheim. Ph 579 2001.

Marlborough Artisan Market Highlighting the best of Marlborough art, crafts, food and produce. Come along and browse our stalls every week. Every Saturday morning (weather dependant). 9am 1pm. Wynen Street Carpark Wynen Street, Blenheim.

If you have an event email Erin at The Sun

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am - 3pm, Open Every Day. Brayshaw Park Guided tours available, Sunday Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

New Year Regatta Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta, Waikawa Boating Club, Picton Marina. Sat and Sun 9:00am. With twenty-six races in five divisions throughout the weekend there is something for every yacht and sailor with long and short courses, spinnaker and white-sails divisions Farmlands / Gulf Oil Street Race Round 2 Eastern States Speedway, Vintage Lane, Renwick 6:00pm. Admission: Adults $12, Children 5-16 years $5, Children Under 5 Free, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) $25, Students (With ID) $10, Pensioners $10, Members (With membership card) $10. Season passes available. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Ulysses Club Rides Short Ride - Ward for lunch at the East Coast Inn. 11am Start from the Railway Station. ‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your interest

Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd Club Meets Mondays at Clubs of Marlborough. Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928.

Farmers Market Showcasing the best of Marlborough some of the stalls are Picton Bakery, Koromiko Eggs, Banjo Brews, Traditional Country Preserves, Nuggety Creek, Riverina, Garden Bee Honey, Spudz n Greens, Kaikoura Cheese. Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local.

Sunday 10th

Up & Coming

Te Pakeka/Maud Island & Pelorus Sound Join Pelorus Tours and DOC for a memorable trip through the beautiful Pelorus Sound to Te Pakeka/Maud Island. Four dates available: 10th, 16th, 23rd, and 24th Jan. Book online at

11th Jan Wairau Lagoon Guided Mountain Bike Ride. Meet 4:30pm Wairau Lagoons carpark, Hardings Rd. Free. Ride the trail out past the Lagoons to the Wairau River mouth. Easy Ride. You will need a mountain bike and helmet for this trail. Ph. 572 9737.

Marlborough Kennel Association Twilight Ribbon Parades. Clubgrounds, Aerodrome Road, Omaka. Entries taken 3.15 pm Judging from 4pm. BBQ, Coffee Cart, Cold Drinks. All purebred dogs recognised by NZKC welcome. Enquiries to Sandra 5787996.

Tuesday Renwick Market at Anglican Church High Street 10am - 2pm. All sized clothing, kitchen ware, crafts and much more. Phone Tanysha 572 9539 for more info.

Programmes with spaces available 2016 Aviation

Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting, Marketing or Management Starts: FEBRUARY and July New Zealand Diploma in Business Starts: FEBRUARY, July and November NZIM Diploma in Management Starts: FEBRUARY, July and November


Certificate in Business Administration (Level 3) Starts: FEBRUARY and July Certificate in Business Administration (Level 2) Starts: FEBRUARY and July NMIT Employment Scholarships (Levels 3 and 4) Starts: FEBRUARY and July

Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure

Business - Management, Marketing and Accounting

Health, Community and Social Services

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise Starts: July and August Graduate Diplomas in Marketing, Management or Accounting Starts: FEBRUARY and July Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Starts: FEBRUARY, July and November

Certificate in Foundation Nursing Starts: MARCH Certificate in Community Support Services (Care for the Older Person) Starts: May and September Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy Starts: FEBRUARY

Certificate in Advanced Professional Hairdressing Starts: FEBRUARY New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) Starts: FEBRUARY National Certificate in Retail (Level 2) Starts: FEBRUARY Bar Managers Short Course Starts: FEBRUARY, March, May, June, July, August, September, November, December

Certificate in Aeronautical Maintenance Engineering Starts: FEBRUARY and July Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering Fundamentals Starts: JANUARY, May and August

Business Administration

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 and 4) Starts: FEBRUARY, July, October

Tourism, Hospitality and Services

Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level3) Starts: FEBRUARY Certificate in Carpentry Starts: FEBRUARY

Viticulture and Wine Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking Starts: FEBRUARY Certificate in Vineyard Practice Starts: FEBRUARY and July

Or see what’s on offer for February 2016 start at the Nelson Campus, visit

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Friday January 8, 2016




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– with over 50years experience –

Bringing Concrete Floors to LIFE

Marlborough’s garage Door specialist

We service all garage Doors and auto openers

using HUSQVARNA Hyper Floor System

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Friday January 8, 2016

Trades and Services Appliances



Carpet install & service


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Do You Need New Carpet or Vinyl?


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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Stains and spot treatment Professionally cleaning Marlboroughs carpet for 5 + years Call today for a FREE quote.

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25kg Barley & Soy Meal Summer Special $23.00 25kg Standard Sheep Nuts from $23.50 20kg Coprice Dog Food $53.90

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6 Sutherland Tce

ph 578 1254

Interiors, exteriors, residential, commercial Including wallpapering, varnishing, roof spraying, new homes, repaints - we do it all

8.30—12.30pm Sat Ph 5780468

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25kg Chook Wheat $18.50

The local friendly supplier Kiwi Seed • 3 Warwick Street, Blenheim

• Kitchens • Pantries • Doors • Furniture • Windows • Stairs • Blade sharpening

Quality repairs to all brands.

25kg Layers Pellets $26.50 Small bag and bulk bag prices available.

03 578 0086

Your Watch & Clock professional.


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electrical ELECTRICAL

For all your electrical needs

Classifieds Advertising Ph 03 577 7868 missing

MISSING SuzieQ Tabby Cat

With white chest, white paws and tip on tail, from Washington Crescent. Please check everywhere. Micro chipped but no collar. Any information or sightings please phone Maggie 0220117381.

church notice

We service all Commercial Kitchen & Laundry equipment. Local agent for Starline Dishwashers.

Ph: 579 4445


Sunday Services

MGC Junior skirt, as new, 35cm waist, $45. MGC junior skirt 41cm waist $15. Bohally Skirt 31cm waist $35, Bohally shorts size 10 $5. Ph. 5779491 or 0221941531.

TEN PIN Bowling. Open 7 days. Phone 5784851 to book a lane now.

Nu-Look Clothing Quality tailoring at competitive prices

Two Strong Men & A Truck Available by the hour Marlborough and beyond

10am: Communion Enquiries Phone 578 0139

Free packaging with removals Phone 577 8089 or 027 558 3260


Hebberds CC Express

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Any cars, vans, trucks, 4x4's. In any condition.


SALES Adams Lane, Sat 9th January 9am12noon. Household items, golf shoes, jigsaws, mirrors, wall art, towels, duvert covers etc, china, ornaments, all sorts, decluttering.

health & beauty B A C K to wor k to o soon? Extend your refreshed holiday look... with Cosmetic Botulinum & Dermall Fillers. You can look & feel great! Phone 03 548 8216. MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check u sing d er m os c o py. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665.

situations vacant

Experienced Vineyard Supervisor • Able to speak English & Chinese • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Full time position Please ring Ken on 021 518 699 for an interview HKCM Limited -

EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope and suction. Phone for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St.

• House removals • Office relocations • Furniture removals No job too big or too small Ph 03 578 3663

CAsh paid FREE pick up

Marlborough Vehicle Removals Ph Brent 027 766 7105

Cell: 021 572 800

S C H OOL H o l i d ay Programme Blenheim Indoor Sports. Dec 17th to Dec 24th 8.30am to 4pm. Jan 5th to Jan 29th 8.30am to 4pm. Half days, Full Days or hourly rates available. Phone 5784851 or book on website.Blenheim Indoor Sports and Ten Pin Bowling, Simcox Stadium, 50 Battys Rd, Blenheim.


public notice

9.00am: Holy Communion 10.30am: All age worship

0800 944 748


Picton Rotary C lu b ’ s Christmas Raffle Results as follows: 1. Chris Hurley 2. Albie Matoe 3. Brenda Kilgour 4. Jan Johnson Thank you to our Sponsors, InterIslander, Cougarline, Picton Fresh choice and everyone who supported Picton Rotary Club by buying a ticket!

Ph/txt Christine 021 703 020 / 579 5267 Same day service Blenheim

Wednesday Service


Havelock Lions Market, Neal Street 8th and 9th January. 9 a m -1 p m . P l a n t s , books, meat and more. Sausage sizzle, and Petanque. Sites available, ph. Ian 5742558.


92 Weld Street, Redwoodtown


for sale

Alterations and Repairs

Anglican Family. Redwood Village

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

public notice

4 Alana Place Witherlea Shopping Centre All Welcome

St. Christopher’s


public notice

Piano tuition and theory, all ages, all levels, Picton area 5737733.

CHURCH SERVICES 10:00am Every Sunday

Friday January 8, 2016

situations vacant

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property wanted


Controlling: • Heat • Glare • Fade • Privacy • Security Free Measure & Quote Locally owned & operated


Clearview Cleaning has the following vacancies:

Retirees – modern, low maintenance $280 - $320,000

(Mon – Fri & occasional Sat) and

Semi retired, downsizing – modern, easy care $350 - $400,000 Family home – room to play cricket $300 - $350,000 Single professional – warm, cosy, easy care up to $360,000 Call Debbie Webster today in confidence 021 797 454 or 0800 500 123.

Lloyd Yorke

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Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

january SPECIaLS!

Window Cleaner - Full time Even Big Ben can’t compete!

Experienced Cleaner Part time

Stand out in colour with more bang for your bucks!

Approx. 8 hours per week (shifts) 6am start – 1.5 hrs per shift Must have a mature attitude, able to work un-supervised and be well presented. Previous applicants need not apply

Enquire today about converting your advert to colour 577 7868

If you would like to join our friendly team Call Linda or Christian on 579 6349

GHD & CLOUD9 Styling Iron SELLOUT! Till the end of January GRAB yourself $50 OFF any of our styling irons SAVE SAVE SAVE!

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The Sun

Friday January 8, 2016

New year, same issues for fire fighters Rural fire crews in Marlborough spent the first hours of the new year fighting a scrub fire in Marlborough but their swift response meant that it burned over only about three hectares before being brought under control. The fire was on a private property at Kaituna, just beyond Renwick and off SH6 which links Blenheim and Nelson. The site of this morning’s fire was only about a kilometre from the Onamalutu forest fire which caused major damage in February 2015. Fire authorities don’t yet know how this latest fire began. Marlborough Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority Principal Fire Officer Richard

McNamara says the call was received about 12.15am, just a couple of hours after crews had dealt with a smaller fire. The Kaituna property owners were evacuated from their house as a precaution while four crews battled the blaze. Two helicopters were brought in at day break. However, all crews were expected to pull out by later this afternoon. While there was no major damage caused by this fire, fire fighting costs would run to $10,000 - $20,000. He says it was yet another signal to everyone that Marlborough was at a high risk of fire due to the extremely dry state of the region.


SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2016 FROM 6.45pM MARLbOROUgH CIvIC THEATRE Auditions sAturdAy & sundAy 8Am until 5pm

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HUTCHBY, David William: Passed away peacefully, on Sunday January 3 2016, at Aberleigh Rest Home. Aged 92 years. Loved husband of the late Joan, loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Michelle, Nigel and Karen, Richard and Sandi. Loved Grandad of Rebecca and Greg, and Rachel and James; Jason and Deanna, Joanne, and Nicole and Brent, Rebecca and Andy, and David; Angela and Clayton, Kelly, and Takiesha. Loved great-Grandad of Huw; Sadie, Georgia, Oscar, Quinn, Clauda, Brooke, Rebecca and Matt; Brooke, Ollie, Jasmine, and Georja; Liam, Chloe, Chase; Aidan, Dannielle, and Bradley. Messages may be sent to 25 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim 7201. A service for David will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm Wednesday January 6, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 HYNDMAN, David Archibald: Passed away on Sunday January 3 2016, at Wairau Hospital. Loved husband of Anne, loved father of Roger and David, and a loved grandfather. Messages may be sent to The Hyndman Family, c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. In accordance with David’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 MASON, David: Formerly of Avondale. Passed away on January 6 2016, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village. In his 93rd year. Loved husband of the late Estelle, loved and respected Dad of Margaret and Malcolm McKelvie (Wyndham), Ralph and Deirdre Mason, Bernard and Jo Mason, Sally and Rob Peter. Loved Grandad of David McKelvie, Matthew and Lucy McKelvie, Edward, William and George Mason, Laura and Emmett Anderson, Christopher and Beks Mason, Caroline and Charlotte Mason, Thomas, Joseph and Mirella, and Jimmy Peter. Loved great grandad of Stirling, Holly, Lewis and Oliver McKelvie; Isabella Mason, Johnny Peter, and Billy Raiwalui-Mason. Loved ‘special old friend’ of Anna, Kayla and Brittany. “An old musterer and soldier at rest”. Messages may be sent to P O Box 51, Ward 7248. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village for all their care. A farewell service for Dave will be held at the Old Marlborough Club, Russell Terrace, at 2pm Thursday January 14, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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HUTCHBY, David William: On January 3 2016 at Aberleigh Rest Home. In his 93rd year. Loved husband of the late Joan, dearly loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Davina and Bruce Hantz. Adored and loved Grandad of Blair and Vanessa, Scott and Sarah, Shelby, and Mallory; treasured great-Grandad of Lincoln, Carson, and soonto-be-born, Amelia-Rose. Messages may be sent to 15 Richardson Avenue, Blenheim 7201. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 HILL, Thaddeus Anthony (Thad): Died on January 6 2016, at home. Aged 43 years. Loved son of Michael and Ann Hill, and loved brother of Terry, Gregory, Leonie, and the late Sandra. Loved uncle of Thomas and Alexandra; Katie-Rose, Gabrielle and Elizabeth; Samuel, Katy-Rana, and Ethan. Messages may be sent to 80 Lakings Road, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service to celebrate Thad’s life will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm Wednesday January 13, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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Death Notices BROOKS, Alison Jayne: December 31, 2015. MANSELL, Betty May: January 3, 2016. NEWDICK, Josephine Anne: December 24, 2015. SCHURR, Patricia Merlyn (Pat) (nee Reeves-Moore): December 25, 2015. SPENCER, Graeme Edward: January 2, 2016. STRINGER, Ela Mary: December 27, 2015.

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A Gayle in a tea cup Chris Gayle’s amorous interview following an innings in the Australian Big Bash cricket competition has been blown out of proportion. The charismatic West Indian batsman was interviewed following his 41 during the competition by Australia’s channel 10 Mel McLaughlin when things took a strange turn. The opening batsman asked McLaughlin if she wanted to come out for a drink with him, before quickly adding “don’t blush baby”. “I wanted to come and have

an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here,” he began. “Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice.” McLaughlin was clearly uncomfortable but I don’t think she or anyone else should be offended by it. Gayle didn’t objectify her, he just misjudged a situation. Let’s be honest most interviews with sports stars are boring, offer little insight and are full of clichés. I think Gayle tried to get a laugh and be entertaining and he got it wrong.

However for people to call him sexist and to claim it’s a setback for women in the media is an absolute joke. It seems to me like political correctness gone too far yet again in the 21st century. Life needs characters, Gayle is one of those people, he just badly misjudged the situation. The Big Bash League and Twenty20 cricket in general is about entertainment and having fun, clearly Gayle thought he was providing both, but now he’s $10,000 lighter in the pocket and a little more wary of what he says in public.

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Former Black Cap and Marlborough spearhead Ben Wheeler made a solid return to cricket after a long injury layoff. Wheeler took one for 20 as his Central Districts A team despatched Canterbury A on Tuesday. It is hoped Wheeler will be back in domestic cricket in the coming weeks.

MacKenzie misses out Marlborough rower Sophie MacKenzie and her lightweight doubles partner Julia Edward have not made the final cut for the Halberg team of the year nominations in 2016. Up against stiff competition, the backto-back world champions will need a gold at the Rio Olympics to stand a better chance next year.

King and Queen of the Withers

Trail ride weekend set for young riders

Wheeler returns from injury

East Coast will join the Marlborough senior rugby competition in 2016. The Coasters’ participation has come about through the combined efforts of the Awatere and Kaikoura clubs, who both fielded division two teams in 2015. The two clubs will continue to function as usual it’s just a move for top flight rugby.

If world rugby ratifies the planned rule changes for the competition, it will also mean new interpretations at the breakdown. Tacklers will have to roll away and their team mates will now have to take up the space and drive over the ball. There has also been speculation of using two referees. RIGHT: Jesse MacDonald

Marlborough Trail Rides will host a kids camp in Ward over Waitangi Weekend.


New senior rugby team in 2016

Six point tries on menu for Makos Rule changes to next season’s national provincial rugby championship could help the Tasman Makos because of their attacking styles. It was announced earlier this month, New Zealand’s top domestic competition would trial six points for a try instead of five while bringing the value of a penalty goal down from three to two points.

Marlborough Trail Rides will be putting on a Honda Kids Camp Out Marlborough event over Waitangi Weekend next month. The event which will be held in Ward will be the first of its kind for the organisation. MTR’s Daniel Morton says they’re keen for as many kids

under 14 as possible to give trail riding a go. The location is a farm in Ward with rolling paddocks which Daniel believes will be an ideal spot for trails of all levels. He says there will be trail loops marked from 1km to 8km depending on the skill level of each rider.

The iconic King and Queen of the Withers will be run tomorrow. Athletes will run or walk the popular 10k hill race in the Wither Hills Farm Park. Entries on the day are accepted from 7am at the Rifle Range car park on Taylor Pass Road/Forest Park Drive.

Twenty20 back for 2016 The weather affected Marlborough Twenty20 cricket competition will resume tonight, once again, weather permitting. Two rounds have been lost due to weather already this year and the forecast does not look promising for matches tonight.



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