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By Jacob Page The launch of a female pilot scholarship in Marlborough has rejuvenated calls for more women to take to the skies. Zonta – an international group for women and the Marlborough Aero Club have joined forces to offer the Amelia Earhart Learn to Fly Scholarship which launched on Sunday.

Continued page 2 Pilot Nicky Youmans, Marlborough Aero Club president Craig Anderson, Zonta Marlborough president Clare Pinder and Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman launch the Amelia Earhart Scholarship for female pilots on Sunday.

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Scholarship a chance for women to take flight Continued from page 1 The scholarship is named after the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also a founding member of Zonta. The flying scholarship trains the recipient to achieve solo flight status and includes flying and 12 hours of tuition worth $2750. Five applicants will be shortlisted to pay $75 for a pre-selection flight before a winner is announced in mid-May.

Marlborough Aero Club president Craig Anderson endorsed the idea of scholarships with many former scholarship recipients at the club going on to fly commercially for places like Sounds Air. He says the opportunity for more women to take up flying was a huge positive. “I think a lot of women lack the confidence at times to give it a go but here is a great opportunity for someone.” He says the vast majority of the

club’s 300 members were men but they were always keen for more. One such pilot is Nicky Youmans who took up flying last April, after being inspired by her daughter Hannah who is now working and training to be a pilot at Cathay Pacific. Nicky, who is a science teacher at Marlborough Girls’ College, says she gave herself five lessons to become comfortable with flying. “I was always a nervous flyer,” she says. “I couldn’t wait for this thing to be back on the ground.

“I wanted to learn more about how it worked and by about the third lesson a change came over me and now I just love it.” Nicky was hoping to gain her solo licence at some point this year. She says her daughter is her hero for working tirelessly to achieve her dream in a male dominated field. Applications will be accepted until February 28. For more information contact Maggie Lloyd on 03 577 9777.

Shell shocked owner finds missing pet turtle By Paula Hulburt An intrepid turtle with a taste for freedom is finally back home safely after disappearing for four weeks. Squid the Red Eared Turtle vanished from his garden home in Blenheim leaving his owner fearing the worst. But the adventurous reptile has returned to his pond, none the worse for his month long trek. Owner Peter Stringer says he believed his beloved Squid had died after nobody came forward to report any sightings. “I had pretty much given up hope of him ever being returned home. “I thought I’d lost my little mate.” Peter posted adverts online and contacted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Renwick in case Squid had been handed in. The missing turtle had vanished once before and had been handed in to staff at the centre. But with no word as to Squid’s wherea-

bouts, Peter says he assumed Squid would never be seen again. “I did think he’d gone for good this time. I couldn’t believe it when I came home and he was just sitting on his rock, sunbathing, looking at me wondering why I was making so much fuss. “I have no idea where he’d been or how he managed to get home but I’m so pleased to have him back.” Peter says he has gone to great lengths to make Squid a “turtle paradise” and has no idea why he likes to go wandering. “He has a great pond, lots of water and rocks with places he can sunbathe and places he can retreat to when he’s not feeling so social. “Squid even has a girlfriend, a turtle that belongs to one of my mates. I hope Squid will become a dad one day but if they’re anything like him, they will need to be watched very carefully.” RIGHT: Peter Stringer with Squid the intrepid turtle.

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Sunshine Cup back where it belongs By Celeste Alexander Blenheim has won the country’s hotly contested sunshine capital title for 2015 with previous winner Whakatane narrowly losing out by 29 hours. The sunniest four locations in 2015 (January 1 to December 31) were Blenheim (2814 hours), Whakatane (2785 hours), Lake Tekapo (2737 hours) and Appleby (2731 hours). Whakatane mayor Tony Bonne travelled to Blenheim on Monday to meet with Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman, and to hand over the sunshine cup. The irony of the meeting was that it was overcast outside, with the sun only peeking out from behind dark clouds towards the end of the meeting.

“I was going to be cheeky and take a photo of the cup with Blenheim’s grey sky behind it,” Tony laughed. The two mayors shared friendly banter, with Tony joking that Blenheim will only hold the cup for one year. “It’s only for one year so look after it.” Both chatted about how close the two rivals were in the annual sunshine race to which Tony pointed out the tin of ‘Whakatane sunshine’ sitting on Alistair’s desk. “I think you were feeling the pressure so you opened your last can of our sunshine, adding some last minute hours. We shouldn’t have sent the tins down. “Give us one more month and we would have had it,” he laughed.

inbrief No commercial fishing for Sounds? The Government is planning to exclude commercial fishing from the Marlborough Sounds by establishing a new recreational fishing park. The proposal has been announced in Picton yesterday. Aquaculture will not be affected, and commercial fishers will be compensated for the loss of their fishing ground. Commercial scalloping, crayfishing and paua-gathering will be allowed to continue.

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Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman being handed the ‘Sunshine Capital’ cup by Whakatane mayor Tony Bonne on Monday.

Renwick residents are urged to continue conserving water to ensure demand remains within the current pumping capacity. So long as daily demand remains within the 2,500 cubic metres per day, bore pump input can keep up and hosing restrictions will not be introduced.

Tracy Johnston presented a t-shirt with the region’s slogan and a viewfinder with images of Marlborough in each season.

Alistair celebrated the cup handover by pouring Tony a glass of bubbles, while Destination Marlborough general manager

Motorists ignore woman injured in freak accident By Paula Hulburt A Picton lady left badly bleeding after a freak accident was ignored by drivers as she desperately tried to get help. Sloane Coleman had been driving in torrential rain on the Elevation just before Picton when a stone flew through her car window, leaving her with a nasty wound. Bleeding and scared she was going to pass out, she left her car and tried to stop passing motorists. But it was ten minutes before someone finally stopped and an



ambulance was called. Sloane was on her own in the car with her dog Winston, when the accident happened. “The rain got really heavy so I went to put the window up. I saw a guy mowing and heard him hit something; next thing I know I was struck above my eye. “I hit the windscreen and saw blood when I pulled the car over. I thought I was going to black out or vomit and knew I couldn’t drive. “I was shaking and in shock and couldn’t find my mobile phone. There was a lot of ferry traffic on

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By Jacob Page The Department of Conservation are urgently looking for an individual or family who want a unique holiday away. DOC has put out a call for a volunteer hut warden at the Nydia Lodge in the Pelorus Sound, from as soon as possible to February 9. “Normally these positions have filled six months out but the rostered warden had to pull out due to health reasons; this opens the way for a local wanting a cheap holiday in your own backyard in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds,” says DOC ranger Wendy Sullivan. “Volunteers need to be comfortable meeting and talking to

With the help of volunteers we work with local health professionals and community groups to ensure that information about living well, cancer treatment and support, and survivorship, is available to anyone who needs it; free for or Pink Flamingos – exercise programme minimal charges. It is important to us that those with a breast orwith gynaecological cancer. we reach everyone who needs our help and Curves Gym (Porse Building) 10am Saturday information, if you know of anyone who may benefit from our services please cut out this mornings starting 23rd January. newsletter and pass it on.

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visitors, maintaining the lodge grounds, and keeping the lodge and toilets clean. Duties take about 1-2 hrs a day and the rest of the day is theirs to enjoy. DOC will provide transport from Picton or Havelock to Nydia which is only accessible by boat”. As well as getting free accommodation, volunteer camp hosts will be offered $50 a week towards groceries. The Nydia area offers great mountain biking, walking, fishing and kayaking. There are also opportunities for campers wanting to be volunteer camp hosts in Kenepuru, Cowshed and Camp Bay campgrounds in February and March,

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By Celeste Alexander After months of planning and much anticipation the Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards is back and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend. With 230 entries and 70 performers coming from as far as Auckland and Invercargill organisers are confident this year’s awards will be a standout. “What is also unique is that this will be the last time the Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards will be held at the Marlborough Civic Theatre, so we hope people will come for nostalgic reasons ,” spokesperson Carolyn Coles-Ross says. The organising committee has planned some additional events to kick off the awards,

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including a busking competition, a fundraising showcase and a Rock ‘n’ Roll evening. Weekend festivities begin on Friday with the busking competition held at the Forum from 3pm - 4:30pm. This will be followed by the fundraising showcase at 7:30pm which will be held at the theatre and will benefit Hospice Marlborough. Entry is a gold coin donation. Performing at the showcase is a line up of well known music artists including judges for this year, previous awards winners and comperes for the weekend. Spokesperson Carolyn ColesRoss says by holding the showcase it is a way for the awards to ‘give back to the community’.

“This is a great line up of entertainment and will be a fantastic way to start our 25th awards weekend,” she says. On Saturday night the Rock ‘n’ Roll event will be held downstairs at the Clubs of Marlborough at 7:30pm which costs $5 at the door. Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm will see the auditions take place at the theatre before the finals event Sunday night which will reveal the winners. The Finals run from 6:45pm to 10:30pm approx. Entry for the Auditions is $5 a day. Tickets to attend the finals can be purchased at the theatre or online via Ticket Direct.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What is the best thing about living in Blenheim?

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The people are what make Blenheim.

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Dear Ed, I do enjoy Jacob’s sports column and wish to comment on his latest concerning West Indies batsman Chris Gayle cheekily “chatting up” a female interviewer. Jacob was bang on - it’s a storm in a tea cup. What is more questionable is why did Gayle, Bravo, Simmons etc., not play for the West Indies in the recent test series and instead opted to chase dollars in the Big Bash league. I realise there may be internal politics within West Indies cricket but it puts into question their lack of principles, their monetary greed and lack of patriotism and pride in their country. Frankly it’s not just cricket. Googly

Dear Ed, Here’s hoping the powers that be embrace our sunshine hours victory. It still feels like Nelson gets that credit but Marlborough should try to embrace the title this year and try to change that perception. It’s effectively free advertsising and a free marketing strategy falling in their collective laps. Granted, the sun has come at a cost with soil

moisture levels and rain in dire need but everyone is struggling with that. Here’s hoping Renwick people (Renwickians) as I like to call them actually listen to the water restriction advice early this year. There doesn’t seem to be an easy fix for the water issues in the province. It might be the biggest issue facing the new mayor... Or have I spoken too soon?

Dear Ed, Picton has been an excellent place to take the kids over the holidays. Plenty of things to see and do and town seems really pro-active about opening itself up to the tourists during the holiday period. It comes as a welcome change from Blenheim which I think could do a lot better. People are here willing to spend their money. Take advantage of it. J Snow

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A friendly romance Brian and Alison Hutchison met each other on a blind date at the movies. While they can’t remember the movie, they couldn’t forget each other. The couple talk to Sun reporter Jacob Page about their 60 years of marriage together. Brian and Alison Hutchison’s marriage on people under one roof could live as cheap as January 11, 1956 made headlines around the one and with that Pop Hills said ‘Well then, world. best get married.” Alison and Ross were wed in a double Both couples decided they would get married together on the first marriage along with Alison’s convenient date. identical twin sister. we went “My brother in law Owen Just love each other it“Everywhere was on the news and was my best mate and at the in international papers,” time he was working for the and keep having Alison says. singer sewing company, and fun,” Brian says. “All four of us got on in this shop worked a young really well together. woman called Ngaire Hills “There are always “My sister and I were and he asked her if he could never parted until after take her to the pictures. ups and downs like we were married and “She said yes provided he anything; you just they had to move away could find a gentleman to to Wellington because accompany her identical twin have to work he got a Four Square sister, who happened to be grocery scholarship Alison so it was a blind date through them. which was quite hard. of sorts,” Ross explains. The homestead, which “At halftime I went to take Alison for an ice cream as you did back in Brian and Alison eventually owned backed those days and of course what did they do? onto the Opawa River and both Alison and Switched on me, but it’s fair to say we hit it Ngaire were often seen on the bank watching Brian and Owen row past. off. “After we were married things got busy and Ross says he and his best friend would often help with odd jobs around the house I had to give it up for work and went back to for Alison’s father who was ill during their it about 50 years later,” Brian says. “Now you can’t get him away from the courtship. “They had a homestead at Dillon’s Point and water,” Alison jokes. The couple have lived in Blenheim all their we would go over there and do things trying lives. to earn some brownie points.” “Things were full on for Alison, she was The two best friends asked Alison’s father if they could marry their respective girlfriend’s looking after her Dad, I was away camping and Alison’s father agreed but said they would a lot – often for weeks at a time and then our have to wait two years until the girls were 21. family started arriving,” Brian says. “We have four sons who we are all very That was until a meal one night. “Someone mentioned over dinner that two proud of and who we are fortunate to have

Alison and Brian Hutchison have been married 60 years as of last Monday, after first meeting on a blind date.

all of them still in Blenheim,” Alison says. “We have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren so we are very fortunate,” she says. As for what makes a successful marriage last? “Just love each other and keep having fun,” Brian says. “There are always ups and downs like anything; you just have to work through them.” The couple goes out for ten pin bowling and lunch most Monday’s and then has a drive around various areas of the province.

To celebrate their anniversary Brian organised a surprise afternoon party with 50 friends and family. A vintage car picked them up while their son, Ross played the bagpipes as they left the driveway. “I was the only one who knew nothing about it,” Alison says. “But it was a wonderful surprise.” The couple also got well wishes from Prime Minister John Key, Queen Elizabeth II and the New Zealand Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae amongst others.


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EDUCATION Eight study scholarships up for grabs Vodafone is offering young kiwis an opportunity to develop a career in cutting-edge technology, with a $160,000 boost to its national scholarship programme. This year Vodafone will offer eight two-year scholarships up to the value of $20,000 each, to school leavers who will be able to study in either Christchurch or Auckland. The target course is a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering/Information Technology with partner organisations, the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and The New Zealand School of Education (NZSE). Vodafone has an existing apprentice-

ship programme, and the scholarships will further boost the success of the programme. Up to eight scholarships will be offered to school leavers and the programme will be focussed on young people who would not typically pursue tertiary education or be able to afford the fees. Students will complete two years of study, financially supported by Vodafone. On top of this they will have opportunities to experience the work place, with access to Vodafone mentors, work experience placements and educational projects. At the end of the study period, some

students may be offered a role as an apprentice, where they will rotate across Vodafone’s various technology teams at the head office in Auckland or at the new Innovation Centre in Christchurch. To apply for a scholarship, students must be: • Eligible to enrol with the provider with a minimum of NCEA level 2 with Mathematics; Science and English; • A New Zealand Citizen; • A recent New Zealand school leaver; • Aged between 17 and 21 years old Applications are now open and scholarships will be awarded in February 2016.Enrolments will be received through the institutions directly.


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VICARS: Trevor and Aimee-Lee are thrilled to announce the early but safe arrival of their precious baby girl Ruby Constance (7lb 12oz) on January 3, 2016 at 5.43pm at Wairau Hospital. A first grandchild for Marina O’Donnell, Ray Murdoch, Carolyn Collins and Ian Vicars. Many thanks to midwife Nicky Taylor, theatre staff and all of the maternity team. Photo provided.

LAMPE: Willem and Heidi (nee Bishell) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Matilda Anne, on December 9, 2015 weighing in at 8lb 7oz. Willem Jnr and Louis are delighted to have a little sister. Special thanks once again to Shona Wills, Carmen Brown and the surgical and maternity ward staff. Photo provided.

Shefford: Brydon and Elisha are over the moon to welcome their baby girl Maddison Rose (Maddie) (7lb 15oz) on January 4, 2016 at 11.34pm. A little sister for Blake and Alex. Special thanks to Cathy Middelton and all the staff on maternity ward. Photo provided.

DUFFY: Tanz and Nick are proud to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Marnie Marie (4lb 4oz) on January 7, 2016 at 9.22am at Wairau Hospital. A sister for Blair, Maddi and Seren. Thanks to everyone at the maternity ward.

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MAURICE: Dillon and Aimee are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Ella May Maurice (7lb 15oz) on December 25, 2015 at 8.21am at Wairau Hospital. A beautiful Christmas gift. Special thanks to midwifes Nicky Taylor, Gwen Costello, Emily Woods and Emma Barnett. Photo provided.

PHILLIPS: Nicolai and Shannon are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their third child, Quinn Hamu (7lb 12oz) born on December 29, 2015 at 12.18pm. A little brother for Keenan and Indi. Massive thanks to our midwife Shona Wills, Obstetrician Dr Camano and all the staff at the maternity ward. Both Mum and baby doing well. Photo provided.

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Fun in the sun The Picton Foreshore was the place to be when the Bulldogs Allstar Good Time Band performed their free charity concert on Monday.

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 Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman, Whakatane mayor Tony Bonne and Destination  Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman and Whakatane mayor Tony Bonne having fun with some novelty view finders which Destination Marlborough has launched as part of new marketing, since winning the sunshine capital title.

Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston pictured on Monday, toasting to Blenheim winning the Sunshine Capital title for 2015. Tony travelled from Whakatane to Blenheim to present the cup to Alistair.

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Lunch snacks for kids Packing a lunch box day after day can be a bit of a bore so try these tasty lunch box ideas to jazz things up a bit. • For children who get sick of sandwiches, swap them out for homemade scrolls. These can be made sweet or savoury and both small and large. • Mini quiches are also a favourite and the fillings can be healthy without your child knowing. • Worried about the sugar content in store-bought muesli bars? Make your own from scratch, that way you control what goes

into them. • Make mini pizzas using tortillas as the base. They are thin, crunchy and can be cut into small wedges. • Mini pikelets are always a winner. They can also be made sweet or savoury and can be any shape you like. • Children may get bored of seeing apples and oranges in their lunchboxes. Instead chop up a variety of fruits and mix them into a fruit salad and put into a small container.

Start date for 2016 2nd of February Term 1 starts on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 New enrolments welcome. We are not zoned. Office will be open from 19th January 2016 10am-12

Check the website for dates and stationery lists.

Free Stationery Phone 577 5542

“A community of lifelong learners who make a difference”

School commences at 9.00am on Tuesday 2nd February New enrolments welcome Enquiries - please phone 578 6250 or email: Linkwater Lifelong Learners We are a primary school in the Marlborough Sounds Welcome back and Happy New Year to families and friends of Renwick School

Renwick School

opens for students on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 8.50am Please report to your 2016 classroom Staff will be available to enrol new students to the school on Tuesday 26th January 9am – 3pm Stationery packs can be purchased from the school office for Year 0 to Year 3 students only, on Wednesday 27th January 11am – 3pm and Thursday 28th January 9am – 3pm Stationery requirements for all year groups can be viewed on the school website Other enquires may be directed to • 03 572 8158 Simon Heath - Principal

Great family atmosphere with excellent staff and positive, caring school culture. We are open on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Welcome back to our current students and any new enrolments. Phone (03) 574 2200 e-mail:

MARLBOROUGH GIRLS’ COLLEGE HOLIDAY UNIFORM SHOP HOURS Monday 25th January: 12 noon - 6pm Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th January: 3pm - 6pm Saturday 30th January: 9am - 12 noon Monday 1st, Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th February: 12 noon – 4pm 2016 START OF YEAR PROGRAMME Welcome back to new and returning students. Monday 25th January: 8.00am – 5.00pm Yr 11 meetings with Maggie Lloyd. Book via SOBs -

Commencement Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Skirt collections from BIS office: Tuesday 26th and Friday 29th January also Monday 1st February between 12 pm - 3.00 pm. Office open from Monday 18th January 2016

School will commence Tuesday 2nd February 8:55am

The office is open for enrolments, stationery and uniform purchases Wednesday 27th January, Thursday 28th January and Friday 29th January 10am - 3pm. (or by arrangement) For all enquiries please phone 578 3028

St Joseph’s School Picton We will open again for instruction on Tuesday 2nd February 2016. We are accepting new enrolments Physical Address: 1 Otago Street, Picton 7220 Contact: Jennie Williams (Acting Principal) email: phone: 03 573 6895 web:

Tuesday 26th January: 8.00am – 5.00pm Yr 11 meetings with Maggie Lloyd. Book via SOBs - Wednesday 27th January: 8.00am – 5.00pm Yr 11 meetings with Maggie Lloyd. Book via SOBs - Thursday 28th January: 10.00am - 12.00noon. Senior students in school for Option Changes. Book via SOBs booking link – New Enrolments to Deanery. Yr 11 meetings with Maggie Lloyd. 8.00am – 5.00pm. Book via SOBs . Friday 29th January: 10. 00am - 12.00noon. Senior students in school for Option Changes. Book via SOBs booking link – New Enrolments to Deanery. Yr 11 meetings with Maggie Lloyd. 8.00am – 5.00pm. Book via SOBs .

SPRING CREEK SCHOOL Learning to care -caring to learn Akongia te manaaki, Manaaki te akonga! Commencement Date: 2nd February 2016 All new enrolments welcome, we are currently not zoned and can take enrolments for all children year 0-6 living in Marlborough. We will be holding an enrolment day on Tuesday 26th January 2016 from 9am-12pm The office will be open from Monday 25th January 2016 9am-12pm 52 Ferry Road Spring Creek, 570 5514

Tuesday 2nd February: 5pm Year 9 Introduction Evening – parents and students welcomed to Marlborough Girls’ College. Meet at the front of the hall by the flagpole.

Wairau Valley School FULL PRIMARY YEAR 0 - 8 School start date: Tuesday 2 February 2016 Welcome and Happy New Year New enrolments and school visits welcome Enquiries: Ph. 5722715 Karen O’Donnell, Principal

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We welcome our returning families. Starting date: Tuesday, 2nd February at 8.45am A quality learning environment that is... • Welcoming • Learner centred • Challenging • Supportive • Rewarding • Exciting

Enquiries to Michelle Spencer, Principal 349 Hammerichs Road, Blenheim • Phone 570 5752 Fax 570 5248 • email

Wednesday 3rd February: 8.45am – 3.15pm All Year 9 students, Prefects and Senior Leaders in school all day. Thursday 4th February: 8.45am – 3.15pm All students in school. Students to report to Form classes. Friday 5th February: 8.45am – 3.15pm Normal school day. All levels will have their Form Classes posted on the Parent Portal (with a link to the Moodle Page) in last week of January and also on Boards outside the Deanery.

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Blenheim swimmers get medal haul Twelve Blenheim swimmers took part in the Epic Swims, which took place in Lake Taupo over the weekend, and brought home an impressive seven medals. The adults swam over distances ranging from 1km to 10km, whilst the children swam 100m. The medal haul included golds for Yasmin Gee and Jodie Lovell, a silver for Pete Colbert and bronze medals for Paul Sell, Dave Grono, Pete Colbert and Nicola Lovell. Four brave souls took part in the Epic 10km: Paul Sell was the first Blenheim swimmer home in 2 hours 29 minutes and seven seconds for eighth overall and third in the men’s 40-49 age range, followed by Jodie Lovell in 2.40.53 in 15th overall and first in the women’s 30-39 age range. Dave Grono finished with a time of 2.42.20 in 18th overall and third in the men’s 30-39 age range and Yasmin Gee came home in 2.54.52 and 25th overall and first in the women’s 40-49 age range. Pete Colbert and Julie Ibbotson participated in the Epic 5km swim, with Pete finishing in 1.22.38 in 60th overall and third in the men’s 60-69 age range and Julie in 1.48.22 to finish 155th

Sport inbrief

Comfortable wins in T20 cricket

Wairau Cavaliers and Celtic recorded comfortable wins in the senior Twenty20 cricket competition. Despite both games being reduced to 16 overs after rain came down moments before the start of play, both teams were not threatened. The Cavaliers beat Grove Town by 39 runs to move to the top of the table while Celtic beat Wairau Valley by eight wickets.

Catterick fourth Blenheim swimmers Emma Sell, Pete Colbert, Grant Lovell, Jodie Lovell, Dave Grono, Julie Ibbotson, Yasmin Gee, Bella Yuen and Nicola Lovell, Jessica Lovell, Chloe Sell who came back with seven medals from the Epic Swim event at Lake Taupo. and 15th in the women’s 40-49 age range. Keeping it in the family, Yasmin’s daughter Bella Yuen and Jodie’s husband Grant tried their hand in open water events for the first time, having a go at the Mid Epic 1km, with Bella coming 66th and eighth in the girls 14-15 age range and Grant 200th and fourth in the men’s 30-39-year-old group. Some of the senior swimmers’ younger children also had a splash

in the Mini Epic 100m, with Grant and Jodie’s daughters Jessica 17th and fourth in the girls 7-8 age range and Nicola 31st; third in the girls five and six, and Paul’s daughter Chloe finished 26th and seventh in the women’s 7-8 age group enjoying their weekends away. The weekend was rounded off on Sunday morning with the Masters 2.5 Classic, which saw Pete Colbert win his second medal of the weekend when he

came in 19th overall and second in his age category and Emma Sell coming in 67th overall and 11th in the women’s 35-44 category. While this will be the longest open water swim of the season, there are plenty of events coming up, with the Ocean Swim Series events being held in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland in the next few months, as well as local swims in Nelson and the Hipkins Cup at Rarangi Beach/ Whites Bay.

Hansby and Craig win King and Queen of Withers By Jacob Page Former Marlburian Sam Hansby cruised to victory in the annual King and Queen of the Withers on Saturday. Hansby, who is an old boy of Marlborough Boys’ College but now lives in Wellington beat


Megan Craig. former winner Billy Hebberd by one minute and

35 seconds. Hansby’s time of 42 minutes and 48 seconds was well short of the race record. Megan Craig also continued her dominance of the women’s race in sunny conditions on Saturday.

She was crowned Queen of the Withers for the fourth consecutive year with another dominant performance. She finished third overall against all competitors and was nine minutes ahead of the second placed woman Annabelle

Latz. Craig’s time of 44 minutes and 53 seconds was just over two minutes slower than Hansby’s which shows just how quick she was over the gruelling 10km course.

Marlborough cyclist Georgia Catterick finished fourth at the women’s time trial at the elite national road cycling champs in Napier. She covered the 23.2km course in 36 minutes and 31 seconds, over two minutes behind the winner, Rushlee Buchanan from Te Awamutu.

Wheeler fit and available

Marlborough and Black Caps pae bowler Ben Wheeler is available for selection in Central District’s oneday team to face Northern District’s today. Wheeler has recovered from a back injury which has kept him out since October and he is likely to continue his domestic season if not today then soon after.

Young guns start with win T h e M arlb or o u gh p rimar y school cricket team opened their South Island tournament with a comfortable win over Southland Country. Marlborough scored 191-4 from 52 overs, batting first, then dismissed their opponents for just 55 in 36 overs.

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Big rigs wow the crowds Six big rigs put on two demonstration events for the crowd at Eastern States Speedway at the weekend.

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The big rigs were a first for Eastern States. Images: Jason Green Speednut Photography

The rigs were the largest ever seen at Eastern States Speedway and while they did not race they certainly left an impression

around the track to those that came to watch. The truck display event took place between the Streetstock

Open Championships races. The six trucks ranging between 444 and 730 horsepower.

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