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Story and photo by Cathie Bell Kids in need will benefit from the efforts of six international chefs at the top of their game, with the help of local companies Cloudy Bay Clams and Allan Scott Wines. Cloudy Bay Clams is bringing six chefs from Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States as part of their promotional work around the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival next weekend.

Continued page 2 Cloudy Bay Clams marketing manager Dion Brown and co-owner Kerry Piper with Allan Scott marketing manager Victoria Scott toast the success of Kidscan fundraiser involving six world-class chefs cooking at the Jacksons Road winery next Friday.







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‘Street food’ to fund kids Continued from page 1 “We usually show them a bit of the region, take them into the Sounds, look at our operation, and this time, Louie said “why don’t we do an event?” “That got us thinking about what we could do,” marketing manager Dion Brown says. The result was an event hosted at Allan Scott Wines’ Jacksons Road winery on Friday evening next week that will see Louie Tikaram from EP/LP Los Angeles, Dan Hong

portunity” to host the chefs, who are donating their time for the charity event. “You don’t get guys like these together, and even trying to get into their restaurants is hard. “Louie’s, you can’t get into his place in Los Angeles.” All the chefs are from top-end restaurants, and while the event’s style is “street food,” it is pitched at the top-end as well. Tickets are $185 per person for the night.

from Mr Wongs Sydney, Jowett Yu from Ho Lee Fook Hong Kong, Philip Wood from Rockpool Sydney, Luke Powell from LP Quality Meats Sydney, and Daniel Wilson from Huxtable Melbourne cooking “street food” style for about 150 guests. As well as eating and drinking some of the best Marlborough has to offer, people will be able to talk with the chefs and get insights into their work. Cloudy Bay Clams co-owner Kerry Piper says it is “such an op-

But the aftermath will be widespread, with event proceeds to go to Kidscan, which provides food, clothing, shoes and health programmes for needy children around New Zealand. “We’re a family-oriented company,” Dion says. They hope to raise between $15,000 to $20,000 for the children’s charity. The event was organised at short notice, and Dion says venue hosts Allan Scott Wines and sponsors locally have been “awesome”.

Horse action at polo weekend The Speights Annual Polo tournament was held in Blenheim over the weekend with A grade and B grade teams competing. The weekend went well overall with Blenheim Polo Club organising the event. The A grade winners were King Contracting, Tom Johnson, Georgie Martin, Sam Martin and Olly Tuthill. Behind them coming second in A grade were Reader Fishing, Mark Hutchinson, Bridget O’Sullivan, Matt O’Sullivan and Andy Florence. Garth McKenzie got best A grade Pony with “Coke” who is currently with foal. Best A grade team of ponies went to Olly Tuthill. The B grade winner was Hurunui, Emma Calder, Cath Calder, Brett Harris and Anna McLachlan. B grade runner up went

to Omega Seafoods, Tim Ensor, Rob Stephens, Vinnie Redwood and Paddy Redwood. Mike Calder won best B grade pair of ponies with “Tuesday” and “Chilli” and Emma Calder won best B grade pony with “Crystal”. Vaughn Cameron took out best 1st season pony with “Shadow”. Most improved player went to Zoe Reader. A grade groom was Lucy Taylor for Olly Tuthill and B grade Groom went to Katie Rankin for Mike Stronach and Tim Cameron. Blenheim Polo Club thanks Speights their overall sponsor, team sponsors Burnett Electrical, Omega Seafoods, King Contracting, Reader Fishing, Astrolabe Wines and Lawson’s Dry Hills. They would also like to thank the prize sponsors

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Council meets on year ahead By Cathie Bell Marlborough District Councillors face a year of hard work, Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman says. He met with all councillors on Monday for the first of what will be a monthly series of workshops. The workshops are something councillors want to do on a more regular basis, he says. “We get together as a group, so that councillors have clear understanding of the challenges going forward and have clear communications with constituents. “There are no surprises, everyone understands what’s involved, all get an opportunity to contribute, all understand the huge tasks this year. “It’s something we haven’t done before. We went over the projects and the challenges for the year. “This is an extremely busy

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year…Marlborough is doing very well at the moment.” Since last year, the council had been planning, Alistair says. “I think this year people will see the doing. There are lots of things on the drawing boards.” The biggest project is the adoption of the council’s Environment Plan, setting out rules for development in the district. The notification of the plan for

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Pride Civic Theatre in Arthur Street that had been offered to the Primary Health Organisation and the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board to expand the “health hub” in Queen Street. The council couldn’t afford to let the pending elections in October overshadow the business it has to do, Alistair says. “There are more things out there that councillors need to be involved in, the plan being the key one, but other things that require councillors’ attention as well. “I would be extremely disappointed if electioneering dominated discussions.” He has not decided whether he will stand again, Alistair says. “I’m certainly considering whether the time is right. It’s been a very interesting journey.”

public submissions has been delayed until March to enable some “user-testing”, Alistair says. “There will be criticism about the delay, but it has to be done properly.” The theatre trust will be drawing down on the council’s underwriting, he says, but councillors were assured it was on track for completion in time for the first show in March. Water is a big focus for council, Alistair says, with key infrastructure projects around water, including freshwater supply in Picton, Havelock, Renwick, and Seddon, as well as more storage for Blenheim on the Wither Hills. Picton’s sewerage project continues, and the new riverside park in High Street was in planning, as well as the “sports hub” at Lansdowne Park and decisions over the future of the old Floor-

Light but regular rainfall since the new year has meant no need for further water restrictions, the Marlborough District Council says. Renwick’s water supply has been edging back to normal thanks to the weather and the careful use of water by residents. Water levels and bore outputs in Renwick are higher, but the water available and the output is still not back to normal so residents are asked to continue to be vigilante with their water conservation.

More recycling The bright red and yellow recycling bins dotted around central Blenheim and Picton will stay until the end of February when Council will consider whether there’s enough support for permanent public place recycling. The attention-grabbing bins are part of the trial to give high visibility to the new amenity. Council’s Solid Waste Manager Alec McNeill says if this recycling option becomes permanent, bins would be designed to fit in with their streetscapes. Once the trial ended, a report would be prepared for councillors who will then decide whether or not to introduce permanent public place recycling.

Buskers to entertain crowds By Cathie Bell Picton is the place to be today and tomorrow as television entertainers Jono and Ben arrive by banana boat and the Picton Busking Day kicks off. On top of that, there are three cruise ships in over the two days as well and the Picton Night Market is also on at the Powerhouse. Today, there are 3328 passengers on the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship, and tomorrow there will be more than 1600 people in town with two cruise ships scheduled to visit Picton tomorrow, the Le Soleal with 264 passengers and the Amsterdam with 1380. Jono and Ben had a Secret Santa present of a banana boat and a dare to cross Cook Strait on it, and the intrepid adventurers have taken it up. They reckon they should arrive in Picton about 4.30pm today. Five busking acts are booked to play


on the Picton foreshore tomorrow as part of a Picton Busking Day. All these acts are world class and fun entertainment for all families, New Zealand Heritage Events spokesman Stuart Eyes says. “They have all performed at recent Buskers Festivals around NZ and now Picton is part of the international Buskers circuit with Picton planning for a week long event next year.” With great weather forecast and two cruise ships in, he says he expects these acts will prove very popular. The buskers are: 1pm Captain Underpants, the “Mexican wrestler-celebrity chef-environMentalist”; 2pm Biggest Little Circus with “world class juggling and acrobatics”; 3pm Kiwi Circus; 7.30pm Rob FireNix with fire eating and a “massive fire whip finale”; and 9pm Fusion Clown Company with Fire-eating and fire pois will be among the busking fire pois. entertainment in Picton tomorrow.



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New operating theatre to increase capacity Marlborough people needing elective surgery will benefit from a new operating theatre to be added to the Wairau Hospital Theatre Complex, health providers say. The Board of Churchill Private Hospital has entered into a Heads of Agreement with the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board to construct the new theatre at the hospital in Blenheim. Health board chief executive Chris Fleming says demand for elective services – public and private – is expected to increase significantly as the population grows and ages over the next two decades. “Improved access to elective services is one of our Health Targets. We will reduce waiting times and improve equity of access to services so that patients receive similar access regardless of where they live. “We will also deliver a minimum of 7,445 elective surgeries across both Wairau and Nelson hospitals,” Chris says. Churchill general manager Nicki Stretch says broadening the range of elective services

offered at Churchill is a key focus for the next three years. “Private health insurance and private hospitals play a vital role in the delivery of elective surgery in New Zealand. “Thanks to the vision of the district health board and local specialists over 20 years ago, Churchill Private Hospital is now firmly established as a provider of private elective surgery in Marlborough – and the benefits to our local population are significant. “The additional theatre space will attract more visiting specialists to the region, meaning more local people can stay local for their private elective surgical and diagnostic needs,” Nicki says. A project steering group comprising Churchill and NMDHB representatives will be responsible for theatre layout and design, assessing options, ensuring all legalities and compliance issues are met and ensuring minimal disruption during the construction phase.

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Open Day to update Picton on new library

Plans for Picton’s new library show the building as a ship, with views down High Street to the harbour. Architects are holding an open day in a fortnight’s time to talk with residents about how the plans for their new building are looking. Picton councillor David Oddie says Athfield Architects have taken a lot of time to research the needs to be fulfilled by this building. “Now we want people to look at the sketches, then come and talk about the plans. This is still the early stage of the project and no doubt there will be refinements before plans are finalised.” The design sketches are now on display at the existing Library in High Street. The architects will be available from 11am until 3pm on Wednesday 17 February, in the former medical centre rooms, next to the existing Picton Library and Service Centre in High Street to answer questions about the design. The proposal has a commanding building with timber-clad exterior, reflecting the sea-going history of the town. The sloping walls of the building mirror the shape of a vessel while a large bay window on the mezzanine floor frames the view down High Street to the harbour. Recycled and aged planking will encase the building’s street faces with vertical shiplap timber cladding on the south and west sides. “Timber has great resistance to corrosion, it weathers gracefully and it’s a very appropriate building material for a key public

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Evening news Dear Ed, What does everyone think about TV not having evening news? It’s back on tonight after a long break. People need the news as to be home for six with summer activities is hard. Also we need night news on the weekend. Kathie Warren

Clairvoyant help? Dear Ed, As you would have noticed, the Scott Watson case has been going on since 1997. Now a new picture has come up after Ian Wishart put out a new book. I can’t help wondering, have the police ever tried approaching a Clairvoyant such as the ones we see on Sensing Murder for help? Maybe this could help solve the mystery as to how Ben and Olivia disappeared for once and for all. One Wonders.

Fishing defence Dear Ed, I agree with a recent letter “Fishing defence” 27/01/2016 about compensation, no doubt this very word will bring a mass of people with bank accounts. However I don’t know how the Quota Management System operates, but does it! Last year the TAC for scallops was set well above the biomass. Unfortunately there is no money in biomass, so the dredging commenced yet again. This fishery has been in decline for years, the gold rush here has gone. Another fishery Sea Clams, had not only exceeded the TAC for not one year but was now into the fourth! Yet we the recreational fisherman are expected to believe once again that this is sustainable. Yes ok at the moment it is only a few peoples gold mine but what about the future when harvesting is well over the biomass set and the TAC. Research should be done before and TAC is increased and should definitely not exceed the biomass. Bruce Walton

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Renwick woman Erena Oliver has been sponsored to go on an 11 day adventure to Indonesia. Erena talks to reporter Celeste Alexander about her up and coming trip later this month, and what her adventure will entail. Erena operates her clinic business ‘Pain Shift’ from her home in Renwick, providing a range of health related-services that help her clients to achieve health and well-being. This includes working with people to address issues to improve physical, emotional and mental well-being. In particular, Erena’s practice of BodyTalk has created the opportunity for her to take part in an 11 day practitioner development project which will see her working with orphanages and hospitals. For a number of years, this project has been run in Malang, Java in Indonesia and is open to anyone training in or practicing BodyTalk worldwide. Erena says it has been something she has wanted to take part in since its beginning in 2008, but the costs of participating were too high. However, during a phone conversation between Erena and facilitator and founder Loesje

Jacob, Erena was offered sponsorship to attend. “I have been wanting to do this for so long, so when she said she would sponsor me, my jaw just dropped, it is such an honour. “Self healing is something I am highly passionate about and to have the opportunity to travel to Indonesia is... well I don’t have words to describe it. “I don’t even think after I return that I will have the words to describe what this means to me,” she laughs. The project involves classes on BodyTalk fundamentals which Erena and other participants will then share with families and staff at the local orphanages and hospitals. “The experience in visiting orphanages and hospitals to do sessions and to teach will be phenomenal. Loesja even has a film crew with us to record the work we do. “We will be teaching Bodytalk

access techniques and the idea is that they will be able to use it for themselves, families, patients and hospital staff. “It’s safe and effective and anyone can do it. It has the potential of saving people from relying on medication, by educating people about safe simple practices and giving them the tools so they can achieve true wellness,” she says. A maximum of 35 people from around the world take part in this project annually, so for Erena it’s a huge honour to be representing NZ and Marlborough. “I have been to Australia for courses, but not on the scale of this. I am so excited for what I will learn and I look forward to returning and sharing it,” she says. Erena embarks on her journey on February 18 and will return to New Zealand on March 4. She plans to spend two days in Auckland to train in BodyTalk Access for animals, a field Erena says she is really interested in.

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ABOVE: A Nanchang flown by Mark O’Sullivan put on a great show for spectators. Right: Connor Davies was spotted taking photographs of the planes during the Omaka Flying Day on Sunday.

Aerobatics and aircraft thrill tre director Jane Orphan says the day was a great success. “The weather wasn’t as beautiful as we had hoped but it was calm and we had a good crowd which was an ideal size for us.” On the ground were a number of aircrafts while in the air there were flyovers and aerobatic

displays, giving the crowd a taste of what they were capable of. The next flying day will be held in early April following the Warbirds over Wanaka where Jane says a number of interesting aircrafts would be flying back to be on display at Omaka. More photos page 14.

Momorangi forest walk officially opened The Momorangi Forest Experience was officially opened on Thursday, with 50 people attending despite the rain. The 400m walk loops through regenerating forest and hosts a number of highlights such as interactive interpretation panels, a bird audio station and weta hotels. The event was a major milestone for the project Experience Momorangi which is sponsored by Kathmandu. This programme aims to provide campers and the community with the opportunity to enjoy, learn about and be involved in restoration of Momorangi Bay Scenic Reserve. Kathmandu’s Community Coordinator Lindsay Tallott was pleased to see people enjoying the track. “There are a lot of synergies between Momorangi Campground and Kathmandu, both supporting family camping.

“We are excited that the Momorangi Forest Experience adds a new level of enjoyment and appreciation for the great outdoors.” To date over 300 trees have been planted and extensive weed control completed with help from the community. Department of Conservation Director for the Northern South Island Roy Grose acknowledged the community input into the project. “This restoration work could not be achieved without support from groups such as Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust, Outward Bound and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology,” he says. Momorangi Forest Experience is located behind the campground and is open to the public as well as campers. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and takes around 20 minutes to complete.


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Locally owned removal and storage company Ph: Murray 03 579 5154 |

Everything you need to get you through the day Open 7 days 6am to 11pm 60 Main St Blenheim Phone 577 2299


uminium Proudly supporting World Cancer Day and acknowledging the work of the Cancer Society ors. in our community

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Call in on the Furnishing Centre to discover the wonderful ambience and furnishing opportunities. 62 Grove Road Blenheim • (03) 578 5398 e:

Windows, doors and conservatories

Proudly supporting World Cancer Day Fisher Windows Marlborough

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These local businesses are proud to support the work of the Cancer Society.

Action against cancer The Cancer Society Marlborough is hoping tomorrow’s World Cancer Day will help to raise awareness of cancer, and encourage people to think about how they can make a difference. World Cancer Day is a global fight against cancer and through the awareness it creates, it encourages everyone, as a collective or as individuals, to do their part to reduce the burden of cancer. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities. Whether it be to make healthy

lifestyle choices or to gain the understanding that early detection saves lives and improve access to cancer care. The goal for all of us is to ensure fewer people develop cancer, more people are successfully treated and that there is a better quality of life for people during treatment and beyond. The Cancer Society Marlborough offer a comprehensive range of support and information services including: • Access to a specialised nurse, sup-

port and information, counselling, library and resource material. • Turbans and wig stands, support groups and workshops. • Assistance with travel to/from appointments and treatment, accommodation. • Health promotion throughout the community with inititives such as SunSmart and SunSmart Schools, healthy lifestyle workshops, Smokefree parks and reserves. Call in and see the team. Call today for a free quote

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Quality Electrical Solutions Proud to support World Cancer Day

Liz Buttimore of Arbour with Cancer Society Marlborough staff and volunteers Zoe Gray, Janet Steggle, Tricia Johnson and Margot Wilson.

Food for Change – raises $17,544 The Cancer Society Marlborough would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who came to the recent Food for Change charity event at Arbour Restaurant. “Our thanks to Liz, Bradley and the team at Arbour who generously

donated their time and expertise to host the event,” fundraiser Zoe Gray says. “Thank you to all the suppliers and local businesses who donated food, beverage and auction items on the day.

“This is a staggering total and will make a huge impact on our ability as a non government funded charity to the work we can do in our community to reduce the impact and incidence of cancer.”

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These local businesses are proud to support the work of the Cancer Society.

Skin awareness clinics New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. With SunSmart behaviour (SLIP, SLOP, SLAP and WRAP) we aim to reduce this statistic over time. The Cancer Society Marlborough’s annual Skin Clinics promote awareness of skin health and early detection, and will be held on Friday, February 26 in Picton and Blenheim. The clinics are open to anyone, entry is by donation and those attending will be seen by local doctors and visiting specialists. Clinic times are as follows: • Picton, Union Parish Church Broadway from 3-7pm. • Blenheim, Convention Centre, Cancer Society Marlborough will be holding Skin Clinics in Picton and Alfred Street from 2-7pm. Blenheim this month.

DEAN COWARD Electrician PH/FAX 578 4846, CELL 0274-476 926

Specialising in:

• Central heating systems • Solar hot water and heat pump hot water • Underfloor heating systems • Installation of radiator central heating systems • All your heating and plumbing requirements

Call 577 9278 or visit

The time to plan next winter’s warmth is now!

Skin cancer serious says survivor By Celeste Alexander Skin cancer is a serious issue and one not to be ignored, says a survivor. The Blenheim woman who is known only as Sue, found a small patch of skin on the back of her leg that was tender. She reported it to her doctor who advised her to visit local skin specialist, Dr Foley. There she had a mole mapping done of her body and had a biopsy on three areas. The results came back that Sue had Basal Cell Carcinoma. Sue then arranged to have them removed through Churchill Trust. She says the procedure involved having the skin cancer cut out and a flap of skin stitched over. “I have had no problems since then and all I can say is that I am so glad I took the advice of my doctor,” she says. Looking back, Sue says there were Reducing your risk of cancer There are certain things that you can do to minimise your risk of cancer such as don’t smoke, limit alcohol and unhealthy foods especially processed foods, exercise

many factors in her early years that would have contributed to her having skin cancer. “Growing up in the 50’s through regularly, avoid too much stress. However, the biggest risk factor is age, as our cells get older, their ability to ‘self-regulate’ and switch off diminishes. Attending regular cancer screen-

to the 80’s we were unaware of creams that could be applied to skin. Children would play outside and not be inside on computers. “We relied on wearing a hat which my mother insisted we always wear, but going into my teens it was believed that to look healthy one needed a tan. “So we sunbathed unprotected and often used oils to make us burn more, but really those harsh rays that we thought were only tanning us were damaging our skin,” she says. Sunburns were frequent and Sue says she can recall being burned often. “If I was to have my time over again I would invest in fake tan and protect my skin. “My advice is if you have an area of skin that is not healing, a mole or spot that is itchy or irregular in shape, go see your doctor. Even if you don’t think it’s serious,” she says. ing programmes and seeking medical advice if you have any unusual symptoms is probably the best way to detect cancer early. Early detection gives you a better chance for a good prognosis.

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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:

JENSEN: Tom and Aimee Roach are please to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Amelia Rose (6lb 1oz) born January 21, 2016. Special thanks to midwife Cathy Middleton and our specialist Carmen Brown. Both well, father ecstatic. Photo provided.

LAFFEY: Tim and Charisse are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Nazario Nate (7lb 5oz) on January 25, 2016 at 7.57pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to mum Darrell for all the help and support in delivery, and to the exceptional support of Wairau Maternity and most especially to Sue Hudson for making this possible.

HAIGH: Alastair and Rachel are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first baby, Devin Maxwell (10lb) on January 15, 2016 at 9.19am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Dr Camano, Dr Brown, Mandy Stanton and the staff at the Maternity Unit. Photo provided.

CRUZ: Jayson and Nessie are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second child, Janella Cassie (6lb 9oz) on January 21, 2016 at 8.36am at Wairau Hospital. A baby sister for C.J. Special thanks to midwives Kelly, Gwen, Emma, Emily, and all the staff at Ward One. Photo provided.

HORSLEY-ROCHE: Paul and Jen are proud to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Oscar Harry (7lb 7oz) on December 29, 2015 at 9.58am. Many thanks to Cathy Middleton, Toni James and all the fantastic maternity ward staff. Photo Provided.




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HADFIELD-TEIO: Kimiora, Marcos and big sister Maiden, are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second baby girl (6lb 15oz) on January 25, 2016 at 8.36pm at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to our midwife and all the staff in the Maternity ward. Both well.



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Heywood: Haylee and Jamie are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second baby boy, Callum (9lb) on January 27, 2016 at 2.50am at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Rylee. Special thanks to Rhianne, Ruth and everyone for the help and support. Both well. Photo Provided.

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Cafe Cortado Dining with a view Raupō Café offers breakfast, lunch and bistro style dinner seven days a week, with a tempting brunch menu on weekends. Our wine list features New Zealand wines with an added French cellar list and talented in house pastry chefs create new treats daily for our little patisserie: Le Delice. We also offer tailored set menu options and private dining areas for group functions.

6 Symons Street • P: 64 3 577 8822

An exciting Asian flavour adventure

It’s no secret that if you want to experience relaxed, contemporary dining at its best with a stunning seaside view, Café Cortado is the place to be. The past year has held some exciting changes for owners Jo Macdonald, Mark Yardley and John Yardley. The interior of the cafe has undergone some minor, yet uplifting renovations that have ‘refreshed’ the decor. “We are always moving towards having more professionalism in everything we do, so by introducing a new coloured feature wall and other little touches we feel we have created a really fresh and inviting ambience,” Jo says. These changes have complimented the indoor/outdoor dining areas that have long been an ideal destination for those wanting to enjoy a sit down meal, after work cocktails over a plate of tapas or a relaxing evening dinner. Not only does Café Cortado offer diners spectacular views, but its South American inspired menus are a major draw card. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus have been cleverly designed to showcase the best of Marlborough produce in a very contemporary European style, restaurant manager Rami Grover says. “It’s important to us that when customers come to us we have something for everyone. “Last winter we spent time introducing new dishes to get a feel for what our customers were wanting, and from their feedback we feel we have created an excellent range of dishes.

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“Our wonderful chefs have crafted each dish with passion,” he says. One menu that is proving very popular is the breakfast menu. “Our breakfast burrito and frittata are really popular, and for those who are health conscious we have introduced dishes such as organic granola that is grain free served with fresh seasonal fruit and greek yoghurt. “We have a barista on duty from the moment we open so for diners wanting a coffee and light breakfast they can enjoy one of our freshly baked scones,” Rami says. Another area of the menu that has been gaining in popularity is the desserts. “This year our head chef has done an amazing job of uplifting our dessert menu. “It’s difficult to single out one or two of the best as they are all so enticing,” Rami says. “There’s the decadent chocolate fondant, a banana butterscotch ripple mousse, or for something a little lighter our creamy lemon and lime semi-freddo is truly mesmerising from the first spoonful.” For diners wanting a light menu option to enjoy over a glass of wine or craft beer, Café Cortado’s tapas platters are a great option. If it’s a cocktail you are after, there is a great selection to choose from. Try Cortado’s very popular Green Hornet or for a cocktail with some exciting flavours order the Jungle. To view the menus and drinks options visit and the cafe’s Facebook page. The website is update regularly with news, entertainment and events happening in and around Cafe Cortado.

Valentine’s Day

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


Cafe Cortado is now taking bookings for Valentine’s Day dining. Couples will receive a glass of bubbles and tables will be set in theme of Valentine’s Day,

making dinner that extra bit special. Bookings are essential so contact the team today.

Instagram giveaway Cafe Cortado has two tickets to give away to the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. To enter all you have to do is follow Cafe Cortado on Instagram, post a photograph of

you enjoying a meal and you will be put into the draw to win. The cut off for this is February 5 so get in fast and come and enjoy your dining experience.

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


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out & about

Wednesday February 3, 2016

Omaka Flying Day Around 450 people went along to Omaka’s Flying Day, enjoying the aircraft and aerial displays on Sunday.

 Frazer Winks and Henry Little.

 Joshua Powell, Bruce Johnston and Sven Broadbridge of the Delta Reinactment Group Blenheim.

 Jamie Broadbridge attracted a lot of attention with his vintage motorcycle.

 One of the aircraft flying on Sunday.  Madison and Poppy Clark check out one of the motorcycle

 Ruby Lammas watches the planes.


Polo action A selection of action shots from the Speights annual Polo Tournament which was held in Blenheim at the Polo Park, Alabama Road at the weekend. The event ran over three days.

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


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w 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, 3 supers, 3 x $500, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra.

Bereavement Support

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am-

Blenheim Healing Rooms

1pm. Salvation Army HQ, Henry St Blenheim. Sign out. Free Christian healing prayers available to anyone. Phone 578 9704.

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education at the Blenheim Library. Employment: dismissal whilst injured or ill. February 10th, 12.10-12.50pm.

Family/Whanau for information/ advocacy/ support For families living with mental illness/addictions please contact Supporting Families Marlborough - Lyn, Karina or Nikki ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

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.

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

Older Person Seminar 3rd Thursday every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers. Ph Wendy 5794446 leave name an number or 021 113 0160. Email

St Christopher’s Goodwill Friday 5th. 9 AM - Noon at the Church Hall Redwoodtown. Usual bargains, good used clothing, household goods and books

• 150 Seat Mayfield Chapel • Sowman Catering Lounge • Free bereavement care • Grey Power discount • FDANZ Pre-pay and pre-planning funeral options

24 HOUR SERVICE PHONE 578 4719 Cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts

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.

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.

Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards would like to thank the following sponsors for your great support that is truly appreciated. Without your sponsorship the awards would not have been as hugely successful as they were. News Talk ZB Marlborough 91.1FM, The Canterbury Community Trust, The Lions Foundation, Floor Pride Marlborough Civic Theatre, Ticket Direct Tasman, Pub Charity, Pelorus Trust, The Redwood Trust, The Sun Newspaper, The Marlborough Express, Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards, Starborough Tavern, Seddon, Blenheim Country Music Club, Accessman, Ali & Lynne Windleburn, Amy &Theresa Cannon, Ange Coles-Liddicoat, Anne Muir, AutoCare 2002 Limited, Auto Electric Blenheim, BB Signs , Bill & Lynn Liddicoat , Blenheim Testing Station, Blenheim Toyota, Carolyn Coles-Ross, Chantilly Coffee Bar, Copier Company Limited, Cory’s Electrical, Cynthia Brooks (Just Cards), Dudley & Lynda of Hawkesbury Carriages, Edward Gibbons, Forklift Hire Service, Gills Construction Ltd, Graeme & Marrilyn Colquhoun, Greenbank Sheetmetal Engineering, 23 Grove Road Coffee House, Guthrie Bowron, H & R Installation Services Ltd, Heather Lee & Bruce Windleburn, Houston Motors, Hynds, J Sweet & J Dawson, Jacquie Jones, John Brooks, Johnston & Associates, Joyce Greenhill, Judith Cootes, K & G Coles Contracting, Kenneth Coles, Layne & Kiri Wilson, Les Stilwell & Christine Anderson, Lyn & John Wratt, Lynette Mason, Lyn Fairweather, Lynfords Furniture, A Martella Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd, McCormick & Co Jewellers, McKendry Motors, Mark Stevenson 1st National Real Estate, Marlborough Moving Storage, Meaters of Marlborough, Neville & Lyn Toshach, Nola & Gary Carter, Pam & Ross Akerblom, Patrick Rea First National Real Estate, Phillip Gibbison Jewellers, Queen Street Service Station, Radiator Services, Renwick Arms Country Club, Roast on the Run, Robyn Hodgson, Sandra McNeilly, Shirley Robinson, Speights Ale House, Spring Creek Engineering Ltd, Sue & Ken McKenzie, The Corner Stone Restrauant and Bar, Tractor Repairs & Spares, Traditional Preserves, Tresco B & B, UFS Pharmacy, Vern Gapper, Versatile Homes & Buildings, Whitehaven Wines.

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In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary. The deadline is Monday 5.00pm. Please contact the Sun for further details. 72 High Street, Blenheim, email or phone 577 7868.

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Vintage Harvesters operates a modern fleet of harvesters and tractors throughout the Marlborough District. We are looking for experienced harvester and tractor drivers. You will need a minimum of a class 1 driver’s licence for tractor driving and a wheels endorsement for harvester driving. We anticipate work will commence approx. mid-March and finish mid-April. Drivers must be available for extended hours and weekends. Please phone the office on 578 5300, text Jason Tripe on 027 434 2712 or email

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Third world a challenge Christopher Perrin has learnt a lot from his experience in Laos and Vietnam as part of a World Challenge trip during the summer holidays. “Coming out I feel that I can’t take anything for granted, I know what a third world country is like.” Christopher was one of eight boys from Marlborough Boys’ College who went on the World Challenge trip to Laos and Vietnam last month. World Challenge is an organisa-

tion that sends young people to developing countries to help communities and go on expeditions to build leadership skills. There are three parts to the trip, a trek, a project and rest and relaxation. The boys did their project in Houyton Village, building toilets for the village. “It was really nice to feel like you are helping someone,” Christopher says. At the end of their time in Houy-

ton they had finished building three new toilets for the village. “They had a batly ceremony which is their way of saying thank you.” In Vietnam they stayed in home stays where they were able to see how different the lifestyle was. “It was interesting to see the way they make something out of so little. “They always had a smile on their face.” He said the hardest thing to do

was organise hotels because the people working in them didn’t speak English. “He was excited about going but once he got there the realisation of what he was doing started to sink in. “It was scary to think about what was going to happen, Laos is the most bombed country in the world.” RIGHT: Christopher Perrin back from his World Challange trip.

Top drop wows guests More than 350 people filled the Marlborough Convention Centre for three days of discussion, research, and presentations on Sauvignon Blanc as part of the first-ever International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration. The aromatic has put Marlborough on the map and is about 80 per cent of New Zealands $1.5 billion export wine product. The sold-out event, which started on Monday, finishes today and has attracted over 350 guests, from 18 countries, who have had the opportunity to taste more than 400 Sauvignon Blanc wines from 8 different countries. Exploring regionality, style and diversity is the focus of the international celebration, but food will also play an important role in the event. Top names that will chef at the event

include: Steve Rogers from MoVida in Melbourne, MasterChef New Zealand winners Kasey and Karena Bird, and Auckland chef Nick Honeyman. The gastronomic journey saw guests attend a series of dinners, starting with a Twilight Garden Dinner Party at Marlborough’s Historic Timara Lodge, followed by a train excursion through the Awatere Valley and Sauvignon Blanc country to Kekerengu, for a Kiwiana beach party and feast. The celebrations will close tonight with a Gala Dinner at Brancott Estate, which will host a one-off World of Wearable Art show. “Sauvignon Blanc will be showcased in its many diverse styles,” said Chairman of the organising committee and Pernod Ricard Chief Winemaker, Patrick Materman.

Tsunami evacuation plan information days Open days for residents to discuss tsunami risks and how to avoid them are to be held across the district over the next month. The first meeting was in Havelock on Sunday, and the next is in Picton on 20 February at Mariners Mall, followed by one in Blenheim in the Forum on March 3, and the Rarangi Community Hall on March 5. The open days provide a great opportunity for residents to learn about tsunami hazards and risks for the Rarangi, Havelock, Picton, Marlborough Sounds and Blenheim communities, and an opportunity to have input how risks should be managed. The Marlborough District Council has been trying to quantify the risk as it is well-known that coastal communities in New Zealand are at risk from tsunami. As with any natural hazard in your neighbourhood it’s better to know how dangerous it is and what you need to do

The Christmas Grotto at the Renwick Pioneer Church which opened to the public prior to Christmas successfully raised around $2000 for Hospice Marlborough. Marie Parnwell, organiser of the Grotto would like to thank the community for its support and was delighted with the response from preschools, schools, rest

to avoid or survive it, Council emergency services manager Brian Paton says. The possibility of a large tsunami event occurring in Marlborough is very unlikely, however the consequences could be catastrophic. The most serious tsunami is expected to start locally and arrive on shore in less than three hours. The saving grace of tsunami is that if you know what to do and where to go, the hazard can be avoided by you and your family, Brian says. The best way to do this is with education and evacuation planning. Council staff, including a hazard expert and a member of the emergency management team, are holding open days in the communities at risk, and in Blenheim, to talk about the extent of the hazard, what the signs are that one may be coming, and what you need to do to avoid it.

homes and the public. “Once again the children were the stars and I thank them for many special moments. It was such a pleasure to see many familiar faces. “The success of the Grotto is due to the generosity of the community, so thank you,” she says.

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Sport inbrief

Rowing success Blenheim Rowing Club’s under 15 boys coxed four took out the competition, winning at the South Island Championships at Lake Ruataniwha last weekend. Over 3500 athletes competed nationally at the Cambridge Town Cup Regatta and Meridian South Island Rowing Championships, held in the South and North Islands respectively. Eastern States Speedway’s Super Sunday event saw plenty of crashes including that of 11n driver Steve Sullivan and 69n driver Brett Sullivan who were in a three car pileup. Photo by SpeedNut photography.

Crashes entertain crowd Dubbed Super Sunday, the action at Eastern States Speedway on Sunday was just that. The MD Freighting Sprint Car Invitation provided plenty of thrills and spills for the large crowd that gathered to watch.

There were a number of crashes which kept the crowd entertained, as well as plenty of metal bending throughout the meeting, club president Frank Burns says. “To describe Sunday’s meet-

ing, fantastic would be the word I would use. “The whole meeting ran smoothly, there was plenty of action and a good amount of crashes to keep interest up,” Frank laughs.

“All the drivers involved said they enjoyed the day, and the visiting sprint car drivers were also rapt, saying they would love to come back which is great news. We will work on trying to attract them back.”

Heritage Day S at u r day 6 t h F e b rua ry 10am - 4pm

Ocean swim series Blenheim Masters swimmers joined the masses visiting Wellington last weekend for the Sevens and Triathlon to take part in the third Ocean Swim Series event - the “Capital Classic”. Conditions were hot and sunny, and only 10knots of wind meant that Wellington Harbour was relatively calm for the 3.3km swim. The swimmers brought home three medals, with Phil Jeffs winning silver in the M65-69, and Sally McMath and Paul Sell winning bronze in the F16-19 and M45-49 respectively.

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First Marlborough swimmer in was Sally McMath in an impressive 43.56 and 35th overall, followed by Paul Sell in a time of 45.07 (42nd), Emma Moore in 48.15 (7th F20-24; 78th) and Phil Jeffs in 53.07 (118th). The other swimmers were Judith Bishell in 56.43 (9th F50-54; 101) and John Scobie in 58.10(8th M60-64; 204th). The next swim in the Ocean Series Marlborough swimmers at the Wellington Ocean Series is the Christchurch Crown, which is in event, Phil Jeffs, Sally McMath, Paul Sell, John Scobie and Corsair Bay, Christchurch, on Saturday Emma Moore. 13th February.

• Vintage Car & Motorbike Displays • Restored & Unrestored Vehicles • Museum Display Visit the VCC Library to view the ‘Garages of Marlborough’ collection of books by John May. Food & refreshments available including • Devonshire Teas • Pikelets • Bacon & Egg Butties MARLBOROUGH BRANCH Of tHe VINtAGe CAR CLUB Of NZ (INC.)

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Half Iron Man PIcton Harbour reserved area A Half Iron Man event is to be held in Picton on Saturday 6 February. The swim component of the race will take place from the Picton foreshore between 7:00 am and 8:30 am. In order to ensure the safety of contestants the course swimming area in Picton Harbour is reserved for the exclusive use for the event. All persons and vessels not involved in the event as contestants, officials or emergency response personnel are required to keep clear of the reserved area. Vessel access to and from moorings within the reserved area will be restricted for the duration of the swim event. A navigable safe corridor to and from the Picton Marina will be maintained throughout the event and marked with orange coloured buoys. The approximate swim course outline is shown in yellow. For further information please contact the Harbour Master on Ph: 03 520 7400.

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