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By Celeste Lodewyk It was a weekend for celebrations and farewells as the Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards held its 25th anniversary awards, the last show to be held in the Floor Pride Marlborough Civic Theatre. Spokesperson Carolyn Coles-Ross says the entire weekend was incredible from the fundraising showcase on Friday night through to the finals event on Sunday. Continued page 2

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A country farewell to theatre Continued from page 1 “The showcase was such a great night. We had about 260 people attend and raised just over $600 for Hospice Marlborough. Personally I was on such a high all weekend after Friday being the success it was.” There were 230 entries and 70 performers taking part in the auditions Saturday and Sunday who provided the judges with the tough decision of who to award the section winners. The overall winners for the 2016 Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards were (Junior Overall) Zac Griffith, (Intermediate Overall) Jaydin Shingleton and (Senior Overall) Toni Biddle. The finals show was closed with the whole awards cast singing together ‘Now is the Hour’, as their farewell to the theatre. “It was an incredible sight as the audience even got to their feet to wave and sway to the music. What a great way to end the awards and say goodbye to the theatre,” Carolyn says. The full list of results is available on the Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards All the artists combine together to sing “Now is the Hour” as a farewell tribute to the final show at the old Civic Theatre. Facebook page.

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Intermediate overall winner Jaydin Shingleton of Senior overall winner Toni Biddle performing in the Junior overall gospel winner Ngarangi Sadler from Rangiora with convenor Carolyn Coles Ross. auditions. Wainuiomata with convenor Carolyn Coles Ross.

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Rain a welcome relief for region By Jacob Page Rain over the last two days in Marlborough has eased fears over water restrictions for now and given Renwick some much needed respite. This week has started on a positive note, with 30-40 mm of rainfall being received across most of the district, and falls of up to 80mm on the ranges. The water level at the Renwick bores continues to rise as a result of higher flows in the Wairau River.

This is expected to continue after the overnight rain on Tuesday and another fresh lot in the river. During the last week the water level increased by a further 360mm. There is now 1790mm of water above the pumps when they are operating. However the pump output is still limited to 44 litres per second. The Marlborough District Council are not in a position to restore the output to full flow, as this will reduce the water level above the

bore pumps. An increase in flow back to normal will reduce the water level at the bores to approx. 900mm; 1000mm is required for effective operation at full flow. After last night’s rain this might be possible early next week. The water level is expected to continue rising especially as the forecast is for further rain over the next few days. Residents can pat themselves on the back for their efforts to date. The advertising and regular

inbrief Theatre opening pushed back

The new Marlborough Theatre has had its open date pushed back to the second week of March as those behind the project continue to seek government funding to complete it. It is also believed the late arrival of some building materials have played a part in the added delay.

information being provided is assisting Renwick residents to limit their demand as necessary enabling the network to meet demand even when operating at 25 per cent below normal capacity. Most rivers were still showing the benefit of rainfall from earlier in the month, and have received another welcome lift from Mondays rain, meaning that any restrictions on the higher class irrigation supplies will be some weeks away at least.

Pelorus Classic in need of runners One of Marlborough’s most prestigious harness racing attractions is in dire need of more runners for their Pelorus Classic on Friday at Waterlea Racecourse. The race had only received four nominations by Tuesday and the deadline was extended to try to attract more horses to the race which will run on the first day of the two-day meeting in Blenheim.

‘New asset’ arrives at SPCA Story and photo by Celeste Alexander There’s a new set of hands helping out at the SPCA Marlborough centre as former animal control officer Bec Moorhouse joins the team to train as an animal welfare inspector. It has long been a career goal for Bec to study and work in the animal welfare field, so when a vacancy came up at the SPCA she ‘jumped at it’. “I grew up on a farm and was terrible at bringing home strays, I always felt sorry for them. “At one point as a young girl I was bringing home so many wild cats that it must have made mum go crazy,” she laughs. Her experience dealing with a variety of farm animals, coupled with her experience working for Marlborough’s Animal Control service has given her the skills for her new role, says SPCA





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Colgate athletes shine More than 30 athletes from the Marlborough region competed at the 38th annual Colgate Games last weekend. The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s national junior athletics championships, were held at the Saxton Oval, Nelson on 15-17 January. Competition highlights for the Marlborough athletes included a gold medal for Charles Tupouto’a, 11, from Marlborough Athlet-

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ics in the Boys High Jump Grade 11. Mya Wiapo was Marlborough’s best-performing girl. She won silver in the grade 11 long jump and bronze in the shot put. Right: Alice Fissenden, 10, from Marlborough Athletics, receives the baton from Marlborough Athletics team mate Dale Arbuckle, 10.

Power trust nominations close By Cathie Bell Marlborough people have until noon on Friday to put their names forward to stand for election to the Marlborough Electric Power Trust, the trust that owns lines company Marlborough Lines on behalf of all power users in the district. Four positions are up for grabs on the six-member trust board and it was expected a postal vote election would be held next month. Trust returning officer Brenda Munro said all sitting members on the trust now were intending to stand again, and there had been one new nomination as well. “To date, there hasn’t been a lot of interest… We’d welcome others to show an interest.”

Marlborough Lines is one of the few community-owned lines companies left after electricity industry deregulation in the 1990s. The trust holds 100 per cent of the lines company’s shares on behalf of all power users. It distributes rebates and discounts from the lines company to power users twice a year – once in December and again in March or April. Marlborough Lines estimates electricity consumers in Marlborough have received discounts totalling $102.4 million since 1999. Despite returning money to customers each year, the trust has a low profile. It struggled to get enough people for a quorum at its annual meeting last year. Brenda said Marlborough

people seemed pretty comfortable with the trust. “Things are going really well, the company is going really well, so that’s good.” Trust activities had been quiet for a number of years, she said. “The only times there has been a lot of interest, there was a lot of scrapping going on. I think people were coming along for the show.” The deadline for nominations for trust positions is noon on Friday. Nomination forms are available at Blenheim Accounting in Maxwell Road. Voting papers would go out at the end of February, with the election early March, and elected trustees announced by the end of March.

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By Tom Percy For most bike riders, there’s nothing quite like heading off on an extended trip. Whether it’s just throwing a couple of shirts and sammies in the backpack or a well-planned ride with scheduled waypoints, the lure of our beautiful open roads never fails to thrill. Eventually of course we have to head home, but riders beware because that last day on the road is the most dangerous. Too many times we hear of a rider involved in a crash on their way home. How is it that a long trip can go so well only to end badly and sadly not far from home? The number one culprit? Fatigue. But why more so on that last day? Here are two stories. Several years ago, we were on an extended tour and decided to bypass our last destination and head all the way home to Blenheim in one run of 450km. The weather had been good and after several hours of riding all was well until we turned away from the coast just north of Kekerengu and were hit with the infamous Marlborough nor’ westers. With two up on a fully faired bike, the next hour and a half was a tense and exhausting struggle with winds that we found out later approached 100kph. The constantly swirling gusts battered the bike from side to side as we wrestled our way over the hills, and several times we were almost either blown off the road or pushed into oncoming traffic. Our safety margins were wiped out, I was knackered and we were lucky to make it home safely.

Here’s another situation. A tour south finishing with a track day at Ruapuna, and what could be better for a serious sports bike rider than to run wide open laps on a proper race track? Follow that with one of the great rides in the country up that same Kaikoura coast road and it should make for a perfect trip. But it’s been a long day; your system is probably still churning from track-induced adrenalin and testosterone, and you’re tired. You overcook a tight left-hander and you’re going down. Not good you think, but you’re in leathers and not going that fast – should be okay. But there’s no defence against that big SUV in the opposite lane that runs over you. Sound farfetched? Sorry, another true story. The rider escaped with his life, but not two years of pain-filled rehabilitation. Fatigue affects your mind and body in many ways – few good. It clouds your ability to make good decisions, it slows your reaction times when faced with a sudden problem. Bike riders have only a few things between them and danger. You have your riding skills, your good sense and whatever margins of safety you can utilise while on the road. Fatigue erodes those skills and good sense and when they go, your margins are drastically compromised. Take your time; make your last day the shortest day. Be careful out there and get home safe.

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Kennard set for Rally of Monte Carlo By Jacob Page Hayden Paddon and Blenheim-based John Kennard launch their 2016 FIA World Rally Championship campaign at the most famous and challenging rally of them all – Rallye Monte-Carlo. Paddon and Kennard are the first New Zealand driver and co-driver pairing to contest the iconic rally, which takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France from 21 to 24 January. Paddon, originally from Geraldine, and Kennard, from Blenheim, contest all 14 WRC rounds this year, making it their biggest season of international competition yet. This New Zealand motorsport historymaking opportunity stems from their signing of a three-year contract with Hyundai Motorsport – the team for which they have driven since June 2014 – following the successes of their 2015 season. Paddon is under no illusions of the difficulties which lie ahead on the snowy, icy mountainous Monte Carlo rally route. “I would rate this one of the most challenging events on the calendar due to the wintry conditions we expect,” says the Europe-based 28-year-old. “Given we have not competed in this rally

before and have much to learn about the tyre choices, potential stage conditions and narrow, winding roads, our goal is to use this event to learn for the future. “It’s a way to get our new season with Hyundai Motorsport started and the main goal is to finish.” For Kennard, who’s in charge of delivering the detailed pace notes of the rally route so Paddon can visualise the road ahead for maximum speed, the complexity of the conditions and information provided by the gravel-ice crew adds other considerations. “For me the biggest challenge with Monte so far has been preparing the notes we have from recce in 2014 and 2015 with enough space for the ice note crew to add the very large amount of information they sometimes need to,” Kennard says. “This has meant rewriting the notes we’ll re-use with less lines per page, so there’s more room between. So the longest of the stages, at over 55km, has expanded from 25 to 42 pages! “Also, as the time is often quite limited to transfer this info from the ice note copy into my notes, it’s the only event where I’m likely to end up using a copied set of notes on the stages, something I’ve never done before.”

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What are your thoughts on the commercial fishing ban in the Marlborough Sounds?

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I agree with that. Over in the bay we had to cut the scallop season short. Fishing is fun but it would be good to catch something. Commercial fishing does too much damage.

I don’t know much about it but there’s a lot of controversy among the locals. It’s caused a bit of an upset.

It’s a good idea. We need to think about over fishing and know the consequences. Maybe put a time period on when you are allowed to fish commercially.

Yes, I am all for that.


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Growling cars Dear Ed, I suppose most mature people get fed up with the growling, snarling cars young hoons (or is it goons?) speeding around Blenheim streets? Questions arise? Is there some limit on noise a car emits?

Is it tested for such in the warrant of fitness? Can the police crack down on these young idiots? Often the growling cars are doing excessive speeds in suburban streets judging by my observations. Action please

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Paul McKay Blenheim Yeah, I’m all for it. They just really pillage the ocean to be honest.

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Rarangi - the place to be Dear Ed, Well it is for me, and usually for my dog too – however not last week! He loves barking and chasing seagulls so as he headed south along the beach. Monday December 28, the seagulls were all flying south. So as my black and white huntaway disappeared in the distance, he kept going at full voice. I know this because so many people responded to my query “Have you seen a black and white huntaway? After walking from Rarangi to the Diversion and back twice and then back again by car, I was really starting to get worried as there was no sign of him. Finally some positive news as someone said they had seen a dog chasing seagulls on the other side of the Diversion. It was now about four hours after he first went missing Can I get a vehicle over there? I asked. “No way” I was told until one person gave me a little tip about a gate that is closed, but not locked so away I went. It’s pretty barren down there and as

the tide was now coming in, there was no luxury of walking on firm sand. I headed back to my car, back on to the road and headed south looking for beach access. Following the main road out, I hopped out and started heading towards the beach again when I heard a bark that I

knew only too well! I really couldn’t believe that he was still walking and barking as it was a hot afternoon, He had been gone for over 5 hours and he had no fresh water. I saw a group of people with their families there. I yelled out to apologise as he had been barking. Sean (Shaun?) came over and introduced himself. He advised me that Crash had been there for a couple of hours, barking. He was concerned as he had seen the dog drinking sea water so had given him fresh water and sausages off the BBQ. What a legend! He knew the dog belonged to someone as he was friendly enough so had posted him on facebook as well. I headed back to Rarangi and noted an ‘Animal Control’ vehicle parked 2 doors from where I was staying. So from Crash and myself, thank you to Sean for looking after him at the Wairau Bar, and for the Animal Control who responded so quickly to help locate him. Rarangi really is the place to be!

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Christine O’Neil is back for her second stint as manager at the Vincent de Paul charity shop. Inset: Some of the staff at the shop.

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Christine O’Neil never sits down. In fact, she did this interview standing up. She talks to Sun reporter Jacob Page about returning as manager of the St Vincent de Paul charity shop in Blenheim after seven years away, the challenges and joys of her role and how she balances her busy life. “There’s never a dull moment and the people keep it interesting.” Christine O’Neil is just over a week into her new role as manager of the St Vincent de Paul charity shop on High St and she says she hasn’t sat down. Christine was in the role from 2004 to 2009 before stepping away, but now with her children growing up and a renewed enthusiasm for helping those in need, she’s back better than ever. “I filled in as acting manager for five months last year and realised how much I really enjoyed interacting with people,” Christine says. “I went home and spoke to my husband about it and decided I’d take the job at the start of 2016.

“In 2009 I felt after five years of working here it was time for someone new to come in and offer a fresh perspective and way of thinking.” Christine has implemented her own spin on things already. She’s set up a shoe and linen room which has proved very popular. “We could always do with more linen and menswear,” she says. “Often the people who come from overseas to work in the vineyards find our summer cold initially so they need warm clothes.” Christine is someone who will go the extra mile. While the job is only meant to be 15 hours a week, she is often seen there on her weekends and out the back trying to find the right thing

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for a customer. The shop is open six days a week and she has 30 dedicated staff who voluntarily give their time when they can. “Having the quality of the staff that we do at the moment was one of the big factors in me accepting the role,” she says. “They are all fantastic.” Christine and her husband have four children and have international students stay with them and have also had foster children at times. “Both me and my husband love helping people and are very giving… It’s very rewarding.” Christine says her shop has never been used as a place to dump unwanted junk but sometimes the

donation bin at the St Mary’s Parish has had food items in it. “Dumping items isn’t a major issue here,” she says. “At the end of the day we want to be known for selling good quality second hand items and doing so with a friendly smile and a welcome when you come in to have a look.” Christine says while a lot of items are sold from the one charity bin, it’s items that come in from people off the street that is a big part of the business. “Often someone has had a wife or husband die and we will go to their house in a team of two and try to sort through with them items they’d like to donate to us. “We always try to show compas-

sion during that time because it’s a very emotional situation and we always try to offer comfort to those who need it.” The shop building has also recently been earthquake strengthened which she says makes her staff feel safe. Christine says the job has many rewards. “The staff are great and often you see the same customers every week so it’s nice to build a relationship with them and you begin to work out things they like.” Christine says she is always appreciative of how giving the Marlborough community is and believes she sees generosity every day in her job.


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manding boss or the difficult coworker, there are probably many folks back at the office you will be sad not to see every day. • Tend your friendships When you retire, you’ll need to work a little harder to nurture those friendships. Scheduling regular time together helps to keep important relationships from slipping away.

• Take time off By relaxing into retirement at first, you may find yourself veering off in a completely different direction than you initially expected. If you race to fill up your schedule with activities, you’ll never give yourself a chance to see how slowing down feels. Just see where retirement leads. You may be delighted by the surprise. Having a Will is something many people completed early on in life. If you haven’t done or update yours, now is the time.

Plants and produce day The Riversdale Community House will be hosting a Plant and Produce Swap and Sale Day on February 13, and March 12. People are encouraged to bring their plants and produce along to sell or swap with the local community. These events will run from 10am to 12 noon. Contact the Riversdale Community House for more information. Other activities held at the Riversdale Community House include: • Sit and Be Fit Held every Monday from 1-2 pm and every Wednesday 11am - 12

Wills - update or create noon. This is for gentle exercise while seated. • Friendship Group For the over 50’s age, getting

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‘Preparing a Will’ is something that is promoted to people in their younger years, encouraging people with assets and children to be prepared in the event of their death. Unfortunately there may still be people in their senior years who do not have a Will, or have not updated it to reflect their current situation.

The importance of having a Will is to determine what will happen to an individual’s possessions, assets and finances should they pass away. Perhaps an individual’s spouse has passed away, their living situation has changed or assets have been sold off to fund retirement living...whatever the reason it’s important to have a current Will.

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The Sun

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Aged Care

enjoying your retirement

Keep muscles moving

Who knows what you want? You may have already thought of the music and readings you’d like to have at your funeral - but does anyone else know? Increasingly, people like you are recording funeral service details so that your wishes can be followed and your family spared stress and worry at what can be a very difficult time. The experienced and caring staff at Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors will help you draw up a plan so your wishes are known. You can pay in advance or simply lodge details of your plan at Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors, for future needs. For a free Funeral Planning pack, clip the coupon or

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For a copy of our free funeral planning pack, please clip and return this coupon to Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors, corner Hutcheson & Parker Streets, Blenheim. Name: Address:

As many of people approaching their senior years have already noticed, muscle mass decreases as you age. Beginning in the fourth decade of life, adults begin to lose a percentage of muscle mass per decade, and the decline increases per year after age 50. Muscle keeps us strong, it burns calories and helps us maintain our weight, and it is also an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength. Without it, we can lose our independence and our mobility. Have you ever asked yourself; “Is it ever too late to build muscle?” The good news is that muscle mass can increase at any age in response to exercise. Exercise can be invigorating and help build muscle mass at any age, so speak to your local GP for advice on where to start. There are a number of local groups that meet at the swimming pool for aqua aerobics, social walks and even for group yoga sessions. One exercise that is easy yet great for muscle strengthening is knee extensions. These will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. They also allow you to walk and climb stairs with greater ease and comfort. • Sit on a chair with your back straight and knees bent • Slowly extend your right leg out in front of you and

Yoga is a great tool for building strength.

hold for a few seconds before lowering it back to starting position • Repeat with your left leg • Do 10 repetitions on each leg For a more advanced version, strap an ankle weight around each ankle. Aim for a weight that is heavy enough to where you cannot do more than 15 repetitions per leg. As you get stronger, you can add more weight to keep it challenging.

Free time in retirement You’ve done the hard part: spent a lifetime getting out of bed and going to work, taken care of your family, and saved up for a nice, long retirement. But what exactly do you do to fill all your hard earned free time? When there is so much time but little to do, fight off restlessness by focusing on recreational activities or volunteer work to keep busy. • Write your memoirs This could be in the form of letters to your living relatives, or journal entries every day.

Recording your past experiences and adventures will allow you to share these moments with loved ones and relay life lessons to others. • Read your way through a book list Maybe you have an ongoing list of books you’ve been keeping all these years for when you have the time to delve into them or head to your local library and work your way through a book list. • Join a club Look for clubs that may appeal to your interests or hobbies.

It’s a New Year Time for doing something new!

If learning more about technology is one of your 2016 resolutions, then SENIORNET is for you! SeniorNet Marlborough offers a wide range of courses and workshops especially developed for people aged 50+, tutored by seniors (there is normally no more than 2 members to a tutor), at a pace to suit you. Some of the subjects covered are Computing for Beginners (our most popular course), Facebook Smartphones, iPads and android tablets, Emailing, Word Processing, Trade me, Internet Banking and many others. Prices range from $15.00 for a 2 hour workshop, to $40.00 for a 4 week course. Home visits by arrangement. The annual membership fee is $30.00 or $50.00 for a couple. Teaching is at Marlborough SeniorNet premises, 14 Alana Place, Witherlea, Blenhiem. (There is ample free parking) For more information, please phone (03) 579 2248, or email (or you could learn more by visiting our website at

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Wednesday January 20, 2016


Aged Care

enjoying your retirement

Friendship takes fun to new level Story and photo by Celeste Alexander No, they are not taggers but instead a group of ladies creating a masterpiece artwork as part of their ‘Friendship Group’ monthly meets. This social group of ladies meets regularly, co-ordinated by Age Concern Marlborough to enjoy friendship, activities and a chat over a cup of tea together. Yesterday was the group’s first meet for the year, and once the cups of tea were put down they put their skills and put spray cans to canvas. The finished product will proudly hang in Age Concern’s newly painted office. Age Concern Marlborough field officer Catherine Donnelly says the idea to paint with spray cans came from Pinterest which she thought would be something “a bit different” for the group to do. “It’s a bit of fun that gets everyone involved, much like all of our meetings,” she says.

The Friendship Group is a popular social group that has been running for a number of years, and meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Community Centre on Alfred Street. Participants are members of Age Concern and are always welcoming of new people to the group. Members Bev Birch and Mary Price say they always look forward to the meets and have made friends from the group. The two joined around nine months ago. “It’s wonderful, we talk over morning tea, get to know each other and get out and about as a group,” Mary says. “Catherine has some marvellous ideas that are so original. I wouldn’t have thought of painting a canvas with spray cans,” Bev laughs. For more information about joining the Friendship Group contact Catherine Donnelly or Pat Quarles at Age Concern.

AGE CONCERN MARLBOROUGH FRIENDSHIP GROUP Are you looking for a community minded, social club where you can have fun? Have you considered joining the Age Concern Friendship Group? We meet at the Community Centre on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10am-11.30am For a small donation you can enjoy morning tea, chat and take part in a fun activity. For further information please phone Pat or Catherine at Age Concern 5793457, or pop in and see us, Room 5 Marlborough Community Centre

Mary Price and Bev Birch were part of an Age Concern friendship group that took to canvas with spray cans in the name of art.

In-home care for the independent Having a tailor in-home care service that makes you feel comfortable and cared for can make all the difference to an elderly person living independently. Florence Nightingale Agency takes immense pride in the services it provides, including in-home care for short term through to 24 hour care for people with serious injury. Regional manager Deanne du Bois says the agency has been operating in Marlborough for seven and a half years, becoming a well known and trusted name. Its growth alone is testament to the confidence that the community has in Florence Nightingale Agency. The agency’s

client base has more than doubled in Marlborough and has been mostly word of mouth, Deanne says. “We believe that one of our strongest attributes is the genuine caring way in which we look after people. Our underlying philosophy is that our clients need our care and need it immediately. “Everyone here is incredibly passionate about what they do. We strive very hard to deliver quality and timely care which is so important to our clients.” While most of its work is funded by the District Health Board, Ministry of Health and ACC, Florence Nightingale Agency is also available for private employment.

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“What many people do not know is that we can still provide the same services under a private arrangement. “For example if a family member had a parent who they felt would benefit from some assistance at home they could contact us. “Likewise if a person wanted someone to help with their day-to-day tasks, we welcome them to make contact and we can tailor a service for them,” Deanne says. All carers are well trained to ensure the best of service and care is given. To find out more, Deanne and her team welcome you to contact Florence Nightingale Agency.

Visit your local Library today.... Marlborough District Libraries (Blenheim and Picton) have an extensive collection of large print books (fiction and non-fiction), talking books - on cassette and CD, music CDs, magazines and jigsaw puzzles. Access to the Libraries catalogue, databases and e-book collection is available at

FREE Membership to all residents. Open 7 days for your convenience.

Our tailored service can support you, or your loved one in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Even if you do not qualify for funding we can still provide a private arrangement. Please call our team to find out how we can help you.

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Wednesday January 20, 2016

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Sun Healthy Bodies

Mary Tolan(RN) and Debbie Dalzell(RN).

Caring for Marlborough’s Ears for 10 years ACC and War Pension funded • Gentle ear wax removal by micro suction • Glue Ear • Management of ear infections • Removal of foreign bodies For an appointment Ph: 03 578 8310 • 11 Francis Street

If you or someone in your family gets sick often, probiotics may help to boost your immunity.

Give your body a much needed boost Mole Checks The Skin Clinic Marlborough is equipped with high resolution digital mapping technology allowing early detection of melanomas and other skin cancers. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can result in a complete cure from skin cancer. The clinic provides a comprehensive range of treatment options and is now approved by Southern Cross as an affiliated provider. Make an appointment today to have you and your family’s skin checked. Ph: 578 1665 28 Alfred Street, Blenheim

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A healthy intestinal function is critically important to overall health, therefore the use of probiotics can have a positive impact on one’s health. Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been proven in studies to improve digestion and help protect against disease, while enhancing immune function. Probiotics commonly used in nutritional supplements are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Strong clinical evidence exists for the use of probiotics in preventing traveller’s diarrhoea and treating cases of acute diarrhoea and antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. The Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and saccharomyces boulardii strains have been

shown to be most effective for these conditions. Other conditions where probiotics may be helpful include childhood airway infections, tooth decay, nasal bacteria and some cases of gastroenteritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Foods containing probiotics include: • Yoghurt • Sauerkraut • Miso • Soft cheese • Kefir drink • Sourdough bread • Milk with probiotics • Pickles (naturally fermented) • Tempeh

Springlands Pharmacy Trusted in the Community

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Healthy digestion, happy body Maintaining healthy digestion and a balance of good bacteria is vital for good health. Everyday diet, lifestyle factors, fatty foods, alcohol and some medications can throw out this balance and whilst these factors can’t always be avoided, there is a very easy way to help maintain digestive health. Taking Inner Health Plus every day can help put the balance back into your digestive system and improve your general wellbeing. Inner Health Plus is an exclusive medical strength probiotic that combines specific acid and bile resistant probiotic strains. The exclusive probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus in Inner Health is one of the most scientifically validated probiotic strains available. There are a number of Inner Health probiotics specifically tailored for adults, children and those who are frequently sick. For more information talk to your friendly local pharmacist about which product is best for you.

Advertise in the Sun and help your business to stay healthy. Call Jill or Simon today on 03 577 7868 to advertise in our next issue.


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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:

HARTMANN: Dee and Mike are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Ava (8lb 6oz) on January 11, 2016 at 10.57pm at Wairau Hospital. Thank you so much to all the midwife team, theatre and HDU at the Wairau Hospital for looking after us. Both well.

METCALF: Jessie and Nathan are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Elena Rose (8lb 7oz) on January 12, 2016 at 11.48pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Rheanne Lamb and Jeremy Stevens. Both well.

MOORE: Aimee and Tristan are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their baby girl, Lettie June (7lb 15oz) on January 14, 2016 at 10.50am at Wairau Hospital. A sister for Niko. Special thanks to midwife Rheanne and all the staff at the Maternity Ward.




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HORNCASTLE: Warren Horncastle and Anahera Mason are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Wallace Tohi (7lb 11oz) on January 13, 2016 at 1.38am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Mandy and Jane. Both well.



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SEFO: Tikeri and Leeza are please to announce the safe arrival of their baby boy, Jimmy Tikeri (10lb) on January 11, 2016 at 9.30am at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Teejay, Luao, Tamalii and Faalelava. Special thanks to midwife Gwen. Both well.

PATTERSON-GREEN: Jeremy, Elizabeth and big brother Luke, are delighted to announce the late but safe arrival of William John Robert (8lb 10oz) on December 20, 2015 at 9.01am at Wairau Hospital. An early birthday present for his daddy. Special thanks to Shona Wills and Jackie Jackson for taking such good care of us. Photo provided.

McCARTNEY: Logan and Tyler are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Layla Maree Hine (7lb 11oz) on January 11, 2016 at 7.48pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Midwife Shona Wills, and all our family, especially Kellie Morton and Michelle Woods. Both well.

Tel: 03 520 9030 | Fax: 03 520 9080 email:

Congratulations to Leeza SeFO this week’s lucky winner of the New World $25 voucher to spend at New World Blenheim. Our winner is invited to bring her ID in to claim her prize when she next visits New World Blenheim.

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Wednesday January 20, 2016

community notices The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim

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

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.

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.

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.

Come and see our range of Clothes, Bricbrac, Furniture, Books and Linen. Your support is raising funds for a new ambulance. Phone 5781754.

Volunteers Urgently Needed For Bread of Life’s shop, Sheets ‘n’ Things. Become a valued volunteer today! Ph Susan on 027 332 5251.


death notices EARNSHAW, Fay: Passed away peacefully, at Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village, on Monday January 18 2016. Loving wife of the late Ewen Earnshaw. Adored mother of Bruce and Maura, and Trish and Mike, and all her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Messages may be sent to 14 Mitchell Street, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Fay will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 1pm Thursday January 21, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

St John Community Shop Springlands

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.


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SONTGEN, Claire Catherine: Died peacefully, at Seaview Home, Picton on Saturday January 16 2016. Aged 79 years. Dearly loved Mum of Michael Ainsworth (Wellington), and Lisa and Michael Simpson (Auckland). A Mass of Requiem will be held at St Joseph’s Church, Picton at 11.00 am on Friday January 22. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

in memoriam SIMMONS, Doug: Passed away 21-01-2015. We miss your smile, we miss your jokes, you left us so unexpectedly. Hope you’re singing to your hearts content, with your idol Slim Dusty. Forever in our Thoughts. Heather, John, Allan and Win, Tex and Pauline, Pam and Ken, Bruce, Jeanette and Barry, Anne and Barry and Families.

acknowledgement 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.

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Wednesday January 20, 2016

Trades and Services Appliances

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Trev’s Painting & Decorating Interiors - Exteriors - Wall papering Gib stopping - Roofs EQC

Tradesman with 40 years experience Ph 027-859-7074 • A/H 03-579-3368 email:


ED INBURGH Military Tattoo. 2 Premium tickets for Wellington show Thursday 18th February. Unwanted Christmas presents as already purchased. Sell for $350.00. Phone 03 5722521.

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The Trust Deed provides for three of the six Trustees to retire on the 1st of April each second year. The Deed further requires that any appointed trustee shall hold office only until the next following election. Nominations are therefore invited from the public for four positions on the Trust. If more than four persons are nominated a postal ballot of all consumers will be held. Nominees must have a principal residence in the area served by Marlborough Lines Limited and be eligible to hold office under the terms of the Trust Deed, copies of which are available from Brenda Munro (Returning Officer) phone 021 1200737, or at the office of Blenheim Accounting Ltd, 36 Maxwell Road, Blenheim. Nominations must be made on the nomination form available from the Returning Officer or at Blenheim Accounting and a non-refundable fee of $120.00 is required to be forwarded with each nomination. Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer by 12 noon, Friday 22nd January 2016. Nominations should be marked “Trust Nominations” and forwarded or delivered to: The Returning Officer C/- Blenheim Accounting Ltd 36 Maxwell Road BLENHEIM BJ Munro Returning Officer

Covered stor ag e f o r c a r a v a n wanted in return for small kindnesses. Ph 5786667. TREE ’ S s u i t a b l e for firewood around Havelock area. Phone 5741004. Rural Zoned Section, min 4000sqm, M a x 15 m i n s t o Blenheim. Negotiable around $230,000. Call 0273539811.

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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


Free Measure & Quote Locally owned & operated

Lloyd Yorke

0274 327 949 A/Hrs 578 7889


• Hot FooD • CoFFee • Pottery • Jewellery • wooDwork • MusiC • salMon/CHeeses/PiCkles • Fruit/Veg • CraFts • giFts • PreserVes SATURDAY 9:00AM - 1:00 PM wYNEN STREET CARPARK, BlENhEiM wEAThER DEPENDANT - FREE PARKiNG

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 - 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 -

Kicks out February in Blenheim

Email: 13 Sutherland Terrace, Blenheim

Controlling: • Heat • Glare • Fade • Privacy • Security

Vineyard supervisor Thornhill Horticultural Contracting is a well-established, large supplier of labour to the Viticulture industry in Marlborough. Thornhill is a registered Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) recruiting specific staff from New Zealand, Thailand and the Pacific Islands, to fulfil the needs of its valued vineyard clients. We currently have a position available for a Vineyard Supervisor. Applicants must have the following: • At least three years experience • Be able to report to management and complete paperwork on time • Reliable and have a tidy work ethic • Preference will be given to an experienced supervisor, but not essential as full training will be given • Be able to work long hours when required • Have excellent communication skills • A good understanding of RSE policy • Clean drivers licence • Fluent in Thai In the first instance, please forward a brief email to no later than 22nd January 2016, explaining previous work history and contact details

Alterations and Repairs



situations vacant

Private Sale, 2 bedroom unit, permanent materials, 5-10 minutes walk to town, easy care section. $267,000 Ph. 5791021.

H ON D A S t r e a m 2001, 7 Seater auto. 189000K’s. Good condition. Cheap to run. $4800.00ono. Phone 5722521.

Call for Nominations

The MARLBOROUGH ELECTRIC POWER TRUST was established by Deed of Trust dated 28 April 1993. The Trustees hold the share capital of MARLBOROUGH LINES LIMITED in trust for the company’s electricity consumers.



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

CAsh paid FREE pick up

Marlborough Vehicle Removals Ph Brent 027 766 7105

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 . 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. 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.


The Sun

Wednesday January 20, 2016 public notice

to let

situations vacant

situations vacant


2 Bedroom flat, newly appointed kitchen. Waikawa Road $220 per week. Phone 5795171.

Duty Manager Required

Appointment Maker

Easter Tournament

South Island Chartered Clubs is open to all clubs of Marlborough members. This is a 4 day tournament consisting of singles, pairs, 4’s & triples. Singles or teams entries close 28 February. Contact your club Secretary for further details or Convenors Kath 5788974 or Alec 5779899

2 bdrm unit, carport, heatpump, Mayfield area, private garden, no dogs, suit older persons, $260 wkly, bond required. Phone 5738058 or 0272416915 no TXTs.

situations vacant

situations vacant

Must have a current duty managers license. Must be fit and able as some lifting will be required. Rostered shifts must be available nights and weekends. Approx 30-40 hours per week to start ASAP. Please apply in writing with copy of CV and current managers license too:

Kitchen Assistant

Chef de partie to join our awesome team. Immediate start, minimum 2 years experience. Email Stephane

for Main Kitchen

English Country Pub

This is a 4 on - 4 off, split shift position 9am -1pm and 3.30pm - 6.30pm Experience preferred but training will be given. Please call at reception or email for an application form. Applicatons close January 20th

Join the busy team at Renwick’s favourite English Country Pub. Previous experience is a must, as well as the ability to think on your feet and multi-task.

Bar Staff Required

If you are eligible to work in New Zealand, and can pass our pre-employment drug screening test then please send expressions of interest and your current CV with at least 2 employer referees to Applications close Friday 5th February 2016.



30+ hours per week including nights & weekends. Phone Wanda on 572 9328 to arrange an interview.

AssistAnt WinemAker In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 85 countries. To enable this growth to continue we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join our young, enthusiastic Winemaking team. This position will suit someone with a relevant qualification, practical experience in a medium to large winery environment, excellent communication and time management skills, and attention to detail. Most importantly, you will have an unwavering positive attitude, a great sense of humour and the desire to be part of a team which is dynamic and passionate, operating in a rapidly growing business with lofty goals. We can provide transport to and from the winery each day, and an attractive package will be available to the successful applicant.

Part Time based at home ROLE WITH MANY PLUSES Home Safe Alarms Ltd provides monitored medical alarms. This is a part time role with flexible hours to suit and is home based. The role involves making appointments for our Consultants and is done during business hours. Average earnings of $20 per hour from a generous commission scheme. This job does not involve hard selling. Comprehensive training and ongoing support provided. This is an opportunity to make a real difference to peoples’ lives whilst making a good income. As you will be on the phone your communication skills must be impeccable and you must have a friendly, outgoing manner. If you think you would be successful in this role, please send your CV to: Elaine Hunt at

IrrIgatIon / PumP EngInEEr YEalands WInE grouP – sEddon, marlborough In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 85 countries. We are looking for a highly motivated, physically fit self-starter to join the team here at Yealands. The Irrigation Engineer will support our Winery Engineers taking charge of the maintenance of the Company’s irrigation pumping sites. The role based at our state of the art winery in Seddon will suit an individual with the following skills: • Engineering, welding and fitting skills • Experience with a variety of pump models and sizes • Clear communication skills • Ability to work and perform under pressure • Problem solving skills Applications including qualification and experience should be sent to by 25 January.

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Dominion Salt is New Zealand’s largest producer and refiner of processed salt products. It supplies major industry (dairy, pulp and paper, tanning, food etc) and specialist markets (pharmaceutical, animal health) with 25kg and 1.2tonne packs. Applications are invited for this position responsible for operating the retail packaging plant at Lake Grassmere. The position involves 8 hour days, Monday to Friday Key attributes you will possess are: • A high degree of motivation • Forklift operating experience • Mechanical experience and aptitude • Logical thinking with problem solving ability • Product testing and record keeping • Experience operating packing machinery (desirable) Training will be provided to augment your skills and provide knowledge required for salt processing. A competitive remuneration package including allowances is offered as well as subsidised superannuation and medical schemes after a qualifying period. Dominion Salt operate to a drug and alcohol policy. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will apply. Applications and CVs should be sent or emailed to: The Production & Dispatch Manager Dominion Salt Limited PO Box 81, Seddon Applications close Friday 29th January

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SOLUTION Friday’s solutions

For November 17, 2004

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Wednesday January 20, 2016


New boat, new opportunities Sport By Jacob Page The Simply The Breast dragon boat team have a new boat they are hoping will make them more competitive. The new boat named Kotahitanga, which translates to “Strong Together” was blessed at the Blenheim Rowing Club last night. The new 12 person boat which includes enough room for 10 paddlers, a drummer and a sweep is roughly 10m long. The 25-strong team which includes many breast cancer survivors has fundraised using all sorts of means including auctions, fashion parades, raffles and sausage sizzles. Team member Wendie Partner says it’s humbling that people are so giving. Fellow team member Sue Bason says the team was always “squirrelling money away for new boats.” The team’s first dragon boat which was gifted to them has since been re-gifted to a Greymouth team who


Sheat gets new PB

Marlborough Girls’ College sprinter Lucy Sheat has qualified for the World Under 20 Athletics Championships in Poland by running a personal best in the 100m on Saturday. She ran a time of 11.68 seconds at the Potts Classic.

The ‘Simply The Breast’ dragon boat team with their new 10m boat. make us more visible,” Sue says. did not have a boat. “One of the main goals is to be “This is a proper fibre glass boat used for competitions and it should visible and ensure people get the message about the importance of last a lifetime.” “The boat is more portable so early breast cancer detection.” Wendie says the paddling motion the idea is that when we have the trailer which is being built by Dar- has also been proven to strengthen ryl Rarity as we speak, means we muscles post-surgery which is can take it to Lake Rotoiti and the another benefit of the team. Marlborough Sounds and should They will also be part of the Picton

Maritime Festival for the first time as they look for more exposure. The crew trains twice a week with the usually calm conditions of a Sunday morning paddle being a highlight. The team is always looking for new members and you do not need to be a breast cancer survivor to get involved.

Dodson on target for trophy Rapaura’s Malcolm Dodson claimed the Ballinger Belt at Trentham on Saturday. He is the fifth Marlburian in the history of the fullbore shooting prize event to claim the trophy as he held his nerve despite some late worries on the final day.

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Hipkins Cup set to test swimmers

By Jacob Page This year the Hipkins Cup Sea Swim hosted by the Rarangi Surf Lifesaving Club will be held on Tuesday at 6pm. The swim takes place just north of the Rarangi Fire Station and finishes on the beach at Whites Bay. The course covers a distance of 2.3km but organiser Brendon Ferguson says as any sea swimmers know it’s pretty hard to go in a straight line with the currents, swells, and tide changes that are present. The swim began in 1960 when speedos and grease were the choice of swimming attire, however these days it is highly recommended that competitors wear the wetsuit and a bright coloured swimming cap.

Hats & Safety Glasses

Exhaust Extensions

The Hipkins Cup Sea Swim will be held next week.

Chrome Exhaust Extensions 32 - 57mm From



Limited stock.

This year sees the 49th race as it has missed a few years in the past, meaning they are hoping for a big event next year to celebrate 50 races. The swim is open to people of all ages with the main group of competitors in the past few years being the masters swimming club. Last year’s race saw a few more younger swimmers and was taken out by Sally McMath who was the first female to win in recent years. Registrations will be taken from 5pm at the car park about 200m north of the Rarangi Fire Station. Registration costs $10 per swimmer and those under 18 will need to be signed by a parent or caregiver.

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Ph: 572 8880


ADULTS $12  FAMILIES $25  KIDS 5-16 $5  UNDER 5 FREE  MEM/PEN/STU $10


23rd January 2016 RACE START TIME 6PM

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE & BBQ SALE FESTIVA 4 BURNER BBQ • Double skinned hood with thermometer • Side burner 5442302





• Includes a santoku blade, bottle opener & a sharp prong for tenderising & piercing meat

• 800mm folding table • 4x folding chairs 5400702






Accessories not included.





*Discount off normal shelf price

*Discount off normal shelf price. Offer valid Wednesday 6th January 2016 to Monday 1st February 2016. Excludes camping and fishing product and cape umbrellas. Only while stocks last. Product not stocked in all stores, but where available can be ordered in for you. Assembly required on all outdoor furniture and BBQs.


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