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Story and photo by Cathie Bell There may not be a gondola going to the hilltop site anymore, but people still have a chance to check out the views from “Mt Gondola”. Picton Rotary chairman Kurt Trixl says that after 10 years of organising the very successful Mt. Freeth Walk in Picton, the club has decided a change was needed to “bring back the spark” to the fundraiser.

Continued page 2 Kurt Trixl, left, from Picton Rotary and Eric Collins show off the view from Mt Gondola, where the public can walk up as part of a Rotary fundraiser.







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Sounds view from above Continued from page 1 “With the generosity of local businessman Eric Collins, it has received a new lease of life together with a facelift,” he says. This year the walk will start from a registration point at the Endeavour Park car park next to Queen Charlotte College, through the Endeavour Park subdivision, to join an existing track to the spectacular summit of Gondola hill – a 437m climb. Eric says he has given up on the possibility of building a gondola or cable car up the hill to a lookout and restaurant building. The gondola could have linked with mountain bike trails. However, he says that despite a feasibility study backing the proposal, it was going to cost too much to get off the ground. “I’m 74 – do I really want to put in this much effort?” He is still giving people the chance to enjoy the views from the top by offering it to the Picton Rotary Club for their annual fundraising walk, to be held this year on March 20. Kurt says the walk to the summit and back takes approximately two hours for the average walker and is of an easier gradient than the Mt

The view of Picton from the top of Gondola Hill.

Freeth climb. Four wheel drive vehicles will be available for elderly or disabled people. “Excellent 360 degree views towards Rarangi in the south and to the Sounds in the north, guarantee a never to be forgotten experience. As before,

there will be a BBQ and ice-creams at the top where the popular raffle will be drawn. This year, tandem paragliding will also be available.” Proceeds from the event will go to the Child Cancer Society and other Rotary youth projects in Picton, Kurt says.

Top drop at shop Prices Pharmacy and Cache gift shop have won the top prize in this year’s competition for retailers in the Blenheim business district. The contest, linking with the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, sees retailers decorate their shop windows in appropriate themes, each linked with a different winery. Wine Marlborough spokeswoman Harriet Wadsworth says the window display competition was an opportunity for local businesses to get involved in the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival and create a fun, festive atmosphere in and around town in the buildup to the event. The displays were judged on: Creativity, Originality, Eye Catching, Effort, Clearly relates to festival – it also had to include an A3 or A4 Festival poster and the name of the

winery they were paired up with. First prize was awarded to Prices Pharmacy and Cache gift shop in Queen Street, which was teamed with Nautilus Estate. Clarinda Neal did the winning display and receives six tickets to the Wine and Food Festival along with 12 mixed bottles of wine. Second was Mitchell Sports in Scott Street which was teamed with Villa Maria. Third was No. 4 Boutique in Market Place, which was teamed with Highfield TerraVin. Highly Commended was Grove Road specialist wine shop Winos, which was teamed with Fromm Estate. RIGHT: Prices Pharmacy/Cache and Nautilus Wines won best retailers’ window display in the 2016 contest.


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UK petfood means jobs here By Cathie Bell A British pet food firm is setting up in Marlborough, and ultimately could create up to 10 high-value jobs, Marlborough Research Centre chief executive Gerald Hope says. Lintbells is an award winning pet health company based in the United Kingdom. Dedicated to providing high quality products which are proven to improve the health of cats, dogs and horses, they pride themselves on providing scientifically proven health solutions which ensure customer satisfaction. For the past six years it’s been using Marlborough greenshell mussels for its pet health products. Pet lovers in the UK market form the majority of the company’s current customer base, but Lintbells has seen rapid expansion in the South East Asian markets over the past

couple of years. Founders John Davies and Dr John Howie have visited New Zealand many times over the past year and have joined the Marlborough Research Centre’s Food and Beverage Innovation Cluster. They are also setting up a subsidiary company here to do research which could lead to new mussel-based products. John Davies says the engagement with the Marlborough Research Centre and assistance they have provided has been invaluable, connecting Lintbells with the industry and research providers. “We see in Marlborough and the top of the south many opportunities to grow our business. We intend to invest significantly in the region. “The Food and Beverage Innovation Cluster has been invaluable in facilitating our engagement.

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Dairy site sells The former dairy factory land in Alabama Road has sold, Bayleys commercial real estate agent Grant Baxter confirms. Grant says the site will be developed, but the new owners are still working on plans, he says. There were a few options, he says, but at this stage these were commercially sensitive. There had been a bit of interest in the site over the past 18 months it was marketed, he says. The sale was confirmed last Thursday.

Vineyard sells Lintbells executive board, left to right: Co-founder, John Howie; Co-founder, John Davies; UK Operations director, Nigel Pittham.

“We have been really impressed with the innovative culture that exists within New Zealand, and look forward to working with New Zealand companies and research groups and using our experience, knowledge and access in overseas markets to partner in business growth.” Lintbells is working with

the mussel industry and researchers and has starting forming a NZ subsidiary, both to service its markets and establish greater ties with researchers, suppliers and customers in the South East Asia region. Gerald says the investment is the result of several years of facilitation and connecting local

Ara vineyards in the upper Wairau Valley are understood to have sold to Indevin. Ara, previously owned by the Todd family, owns a 1600 hectare site on a river terrace where the Wairau and Waihopai Rivers meet. It is understood the partly-planted site has been bought by Indevin, but neither company would comment. Todd spokesman Mike Munro said Todd, as a family owned company, doesn’t discuss its investments and transactions. Indevin chief executive Duncan Macfarlane also declined to comment.

businesses with overseas companies. “From my point of view, I’m absolutely delighted to have such a company as Lintbells with a presence in Marlborough. I hope more will follow.” The British firm’s investment could see it grow to employ up to 10 people, he says, all new jobs.

Tank top-up wins award By Cathie Bell Renwick’s Anglican Church is the first to receive a “waterwise award” from the Renwick Smart&Connected group, in recognition of its efforts to help save water in the droughthit township. A 30,000 litre tank has been installed behind the church on High Street and it is being connected to the church’s roof down-pipes so it can fill when it rains. Anglican priest Joe Keighley



says the tank is empty now, but it is expected to fill quickly when it rains again. The tank dwarves people standing next to it. “It’s a big tank, yes. I thought so too when it turned up in our front yard.” Water restrictions have been in place in Renwick for months and Budyong says the Smart&Connected group’s Renwick Water Group wanted to recognise the church’s contribution.

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the Omaka Airfield. Russell won the Precision Landing category in his Piper Cherokee ZK-SNE with a top effort of 0.6 of a metre from the mark, a result he says he was really happy with. “I’m chuffed with it, especially as I haven’t placed near the top in previous years,” he says. Russell has been flying privately for 45 years. His inspiration to train for his private pilot license came when he was working at Aero Space in Hamilton. “One of the office girls had her license so I rolled up my sleeves and started training.”

He trained under Ken Fenwick who he describes as being a ‘legendary instructor’ and went on to fly privately. Today, Russell flys between Te Kuiti and Blenheim for his accounting business in his Piper Cherokee which he has owned for almost 10 years. “It was built in 1962 and came to New Zealand in 1980. It’s previous owner was an airline pilot who spared no expense on it and kept it well maintained. “It has low flying hours of just 3000 from manufacture which is low for a plane of that age. It’s a great plane and it was a real buzz to have it out competing at the weekend,” he says.



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Story and photos by Celeste Alexander The sun was shining on all those who attended the Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Champs on Saturday, but for the pilots competing in the TOL Takeoff and Landing categories, a cross wind created some challenges.

However all pilots put on a great show for the large crowd that had gathered, including families and aircraft enthusiasts. One event that drew a lot of attention was the race between high performance bike and a Cessna 185. It was close between the two in the

beginning with the bike taking the initial lead, but the Cessna’s tight turning ability enabled it to reach the finish line first. Following on from the competition was an awards dinner held at a private hangar at the airfield where each of the winners were announced.

Results: Precision Landing category winner, Russell Young. S.T.O.L. Microlight Category winner Bruce Clulow. Bruce was also the winner of the Shortest Overall Landing and the Shortest Overall Takeoff.

S.T.O.L. Light Touring Category (1326 – 2550 lb) winner Craig Anderson. S.T.O.L. Heavy Touring Category (> 2550 lb) winner Scott Madsen. Scott also won the Most Impressive Effort by a Low Time Pilot. Innes Bint was the winner of the Most

Beautifully Presented Aircraft, Mark Woodhouse won the Sounds Aero Maintenance Prize for the Most Committed Pilot and Jack Zimmerman was the worthy winner of the Ivor Bissell Trophy. More photos are available from the event at the Sun office.

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Chinese New Year menu Year of the Monkey brings good luck and prosperity. The Chinese New Year is one of the grandest and most important annual events for Chinese people. This year it’s the Year of the Monkey which signifies good luck, health and prosperity for the year ahead, and the chinese staff at Bamboo Garden Restaurant are looking foward to sharing their traditions. According to restaurant manager (Jess) Koo Jiaxian the Chinese New Year is a time for the whole family to reunite and what better way to do that than by enjoying a meal together. This is why Bamboo Garden Restaurant’s Chinese chefs, Wang Deyu and Song Yang have created a very special menu which will be

available February 11 - 13. “We are serving a number of fish dishes which is said to bring luck and improves ones money savings. “Particularly fresh fish which means in the Chinese New Year that it brings more savings to the person eating it,” she says. With this in mind the menu features a delicious starter of Tuna Takaki, seared and thinly sliced tuna topped with a special sauce. In the mains there is the Sichuan Crayfish served whole to tempt seafood lovers as well as beef noodle, steamed chicken and Asian style mushroom dishes. Since 2016 is a year of optimism, cheer fulness a nd fa m ily gatherings, it is also lucky to have sweet dishes on the table, so for dessert Bamboo Garden

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Is Labour’s announcement of 3 years’ free tertiary education a good idea?

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Yes, it encourages people to go to university without putting pressure on them and their families.

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Bypass and bridge Dear Ed, I noticed government has allocated about $15 million to upgrade the Opawa bridge. The bridge bottle-neck (and roundabouts too) is created largely by trucks passing south, having to go through Blenheim. A bypass would immediately alleviate any congestion but this inescapable logic seems beyond council and government. Council should be saying to government, “let’s do the by-pass first and see the effect.” I would expect MP Stuart Smith to be supporting a much needed bypass. Besides the current Grove Road bridge does have the effect of slowing down speed hoons coming into Blenheim. Don Coyote

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Flag served 110 years Dear Ed, The flag of New Zealand has History to it having Served New Zealand for over 110 Years. The Flag of New Zealand should remain as it is and the proposed new design does not have the history and dignity of the flag of New Zealand. Instead of wasting money changing the flag of New Zealand spend it on public services in New Zealand. The more people who vote to keep the flag of New Zealand as it is in the referedum, the better for New Zealand’s history and identity. Mr Robert Lee Shipley

Salmon and trout Dear Ed, I noticed a set net in the Diversion estuary. My question is to Fish and Game- are you policing this in the light of the probability of trout and salmon being caught? Salmon are currently running up the Wairau and Fish and Game should be vigilant and active. Z Spinner

Promote walking Dear Ed, BikeWalk Marlborough co-ordinator Braden Prideaux together with BNZ, CycleWorld & Marl District Council are hosting a free breakfast for those cycling to work. But hey, what about the hundreds of people walking to work every day. Why weren’t they included? Should not Braden be promoting walking, after all it is called BikeWalk. Colin Geertson

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The kids are all right Blenheim woman Jo Lane has just stepped down as Nativity Church’s youth co-ordinator. She talks to Cathie Bell about Marlborough’s marvellous youth. Marlborough has a lot of amazing resources, but one of its most significant is that of its young people, Jo Lane says. She’s had close up experience of Marlborough’s young people, working as the Nativity Church youth coordinator for the past five years and as the mother of five young people of her own, with husband Chris. “I have four teenagers, and one who thinks she is one, and then there’s one who acts like one, my husband!” Youth things tend to become quite time consuming when you’ve got five kids, she says. Jo met Chris in Wellington when they attended The Rock church. They went to Britain, returning with two children. Chris had a job in Blenheim, and they were only supposed to stay for a few years before returning to Wellington, but the family settled here and put down roots. “Seventeen years later and we’re still here.” Marlborough’s ease of living means the family can do a full range of activities. “With our kids, we can watch six games of sport in a weekend. If we were in Auckland or Wellington, it would be hard to get to one with the traffic issues, so Marlborough is pretty awesome in that regard.” Her work for the church started out as a parent helping out in the crèche, then junior church, and then the youth group, before taking up the paid role as youth co-ordinator. “You see the importance of youth having an understanding of their relationship with Jesus, how much they’re loved and adored, giving them encouragement and purpose.” Marlborough’s young people are fabulous, Jo reckons. “They’re smart, gorgeous, and keen to be involved, valued, and loved. “But being a young person, in the throes of growing up, learning, and finding their place in the world isn’t always easy. “Kids here have it as tough as youth anywhere. Mental health issues are pretty scary.” Jo’s a keen advocate for support services for young people in particular, and for engagement and involvement from family, friends, and the community as a whole to

support young people as they grow up and achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals. Young people might be hard to stay in touch with at times, she says, but they crave go-to adult relationships that encourage them. “There is still value in having other family members, such as granny or uncles, down the road. “They’re really important if you don’t have the resources, to be somewhere that these kids can go to for help and support. “You need those support services there because kids will tell others things they’re afraid to tell their parents.” Young people need to be confident enough in their relationships with others so they can ask for the help they need, Jo says. And they need to keep asking for it, if they don’t get the help they want from the first person they ask. “If you’re needing support, go to a parent, family member or the school counsellor for support. “If you can’t get help there, tap into the Marlborough Youth Trust, your family doctor or Youthline. www. 0800 376633.” She says she is not sure that people are able to easily access all the resources available to them. However, she says she sees a lot more opportunities for youth in Marlborough in this past year, which has been great - especially as she has been supporting youth finding employment and opportunities. While she’s stepped back from the role at Nativity Church, Jo will still be working with Marlborough’s young people. She is on the board of the Marlborough Youth Trust, and speaks highly of the work done by trust worker Joyde Tomalin and her team. “They’ve organised CACTUS in Blenheim, Havelock, Seddon and Picton, as well as water fights, and marshmallow evenings. They’re just massive. So watch their space for the next events for youth in Marlborough. www.myt.” ABOVE: Jo Lane pictured with other Champions in the Marlborough Violence Intervention Program. RIGHT: former Nativity Church youth co-ordinator Jo Lane.


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EDUCATION New career So you’ve been hearing that voice again, the one that says you’re not doing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Now ask yourself if your current job helps you achieve these five statements. If it does, you’re probably in the right career. Chances are, however, that the nagging voice means your current career is not satisfying your core features. If this is the case, then it’s time to find a better fit. It is never too late to seek education.

Dreamt of flying? Apply now for local scholarship Do you have a dream of flying? Here is your chance. Applications are open for Zonta’s Amelia Earhart Flying Scholarship for 2016. Amelia Earhart is the inspiration for this scholarship. She was a founding member of a Zonta club in the USA and a Zontian at the time of her epic flight to circumnavigate the world. If you have that dream and want to learn to fly, continue to have fun in the air, and are a financially independent woman living in Marlborough, get the application form. Among other things you will be asked to write about your wish to fly, to confirm that

you are in good health and prepared to take a course of lessons with the Marlborough Aero Club flying instructors. The scholarship includes flying and lessons to the value of $2750 and also includes a one-year membership for the Marlborough Aero Club, a one-year membership for the NZ Association of Women in Aviation and a free log book. The closing date for this is February 29, 2016. To find out more about this incredible opportunity or for a copy of the application form, phone Maggie Lloyd on (03) 577 9777 or email

Amelia Earhart is the inspiration for a flying scholarship being offered by Zonta in Marlborough.

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Ever feel like money controls you, rather than you controlling your money? Do you wish you understood the secrets of building wealth, shrinking debt, getting the best money deals, insurances and investments? Getting the most out of your money in a fast-changing world is a key life skill that most of us are never taught. Take control of your future and your family by learning about money, debt and how to create wealth. You’ll learn about: • ​​Your money personality • Getting better money habits and goals • How to get out and stay out of debt • How to protect you and your money • Planning for retirement

• Smart property investing using other people’s money • Investing in shares You’ll know how to: • ​​Create a spending plan • Make informed financial decisions • Get the most out of your money • Talk to banks and other lenders • Understand interest rates, investment and how to protect what you own • Start an investment portfolio even if you don’t have much money With skills at this level, you can manage your own personal finances. It will also help you with all kinds of office jobs as well as running your own business.

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EDUCATION Study tips for successful students Here are some tips for students who want to be successful in their studies. Study in short bursts of 30 to 90 minutes, then take a long break. Motivate yourself with fun breaks: “I will finish this problem in 30 minutes and then go to the house for coffee hour.”

Plan to study between 18 and 22 hours per week in typical weeks. Study consistently: Three hours per day, broken into 90 minute study sessions, is more productive and efficient than a 15 hour binge on the weekend.

Students at St Andrew’s College are supported to help reach their full potential.

Independent education St Andrew’s College in Christchurch is the South Island’s only independent coeducational school offering pre-school to year 13 education with boarding from year 9. The boarding community of around 150 students is an integral part of the College’s culture with boarders coming from around New Zealand and overseas. Director of Boarding Dianne MacDonald says that the boarding staff are a critical part of creating a strong boarding culture and community at the College.

“Our staff really care about the students and actively help them to achieve their potential. Students value their relationships with the staff and this helps students adjust to life away from home.” The new boarding complex was opened in 2013 and houses senior boys’ boarding and girls’ boarding. The new complex is designed to have a natural indoor/outdoor flow with striking landscaping, lawns and courtyards for casual gatherings.

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DICKESON: Graham and Penny are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their baby boy, Ethan William Dickeson (5lb 10oz) on February 4, 2016 at 9.04am at Wairau Hospital. A baby brother for Joshua, Damian and Lucas. Both well.

Greenwood: Hamish, Mel and big sister Stella are thrilled to announce the arrival of Indie Paige (8lb 5oz) at 10.29pm on the January 16, 2016. A big thanks to Shona Wills and to the Ward staff for all your support. Photo provided.

Molloy: Brett & Angie are thrilled to announce the early but safe arrival of William Philip (4lb) and Matthew David (3lb 8oz) on the January 7, 2016. A huge thank you to the fantastic staff at the Wellington NICU and the wonderful Blenheim team Nicky; Gwen and Helen. Both boys are doing very well. Photo provided.

MEALINGS: Jessica and Chris are pleased to announce the arrival of their first baby boy; Oliver William (7lb) on January 28, 2016 at 3.40am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to midwives Shona and Olivia and all of the staff at Ward One. Photo provided.

PohatuVikki: Karl and big sister Dillon would like to announce the safe and speedy arrival of their second baby girl born January 25, 2016 at 5.24am weighing 7lbs 12oz. Special thanks to Rhianne; Olivia and Shona. Photo provided.

McCutcheon: John McCutcheon and Nina Taylor are pleased to announce the arrival of their new baby girl, Grace Ella-Mae (6lb 13oz) on January 17, 2016 at 2.46am at Wairau Hospital. Special Thanks to Midwife Cathy Middleton and all the staff in Maternity and Paediatrics.



Mum of The Week

Philip Wyn Thomas and Catherine Tringham were married on December 31, 2015 by celebrant Coralie Holdaway in Val Tringham’s lovely garden in Purkiss Street, Blenheim. ”We had a perfect Blenheim sunny day for our very special wedding on New Year’s Eve in Nana’s garden. It was the most amazing way to see in the New Year.” Photo provided.

Michael Thoms and Jacinta Anderson were married on the December 5, 2015 at 218 Alabama Road by Celebrant Carol Taylor. We wish to thank our family and friends for making our special day wonderful. Photo provided.

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Congratulations to PennY DICKeSOn 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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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

Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service

Manager & Funeral Director

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

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.

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

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

• 150 Seat Mayfield Chapel • Sowman Catering Lounge • Marlborough’s only cremation facility • FDANZ Pre-pay and pre-planning funeral options

24 HOUR SERVICE PHONE 578 4719 Cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts

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.

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.

death notices DUNLEA, Ross Stevenson (Spade): Reg. No. 43827, Pte, Vietnam, W3 and V5 Companies, 1RNZIR. Passed away suddenly on Friday February 5 2016 on ‘the big D’ in the Marlborough Sounds. Aged 65 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Jill. Much loved father and mate of Shane, and the late David. Special friend and father-in-law of Elesha. And treasured Grandad of Jack, Hamish, and Sam. “We love you Grandad.” Messages to 178 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300. In lieu of flowers a donation to Coastguard Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service, or sent to PO Box 190, Picton 7250. A funeral service for Ross will be held at the Kaikoura Memorial Hall, The Esplanade, Kaikoura, at 1.30pm Thursday, February 11, followed by interment at Kaikoura cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Family/Whanau for information/ advocacy/support Housie 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.


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Body in car

Post-mortem results on the body found in a burning care near Tuamarina were still pending, Marlborough police said yesterday. The body, removed from the car found burning in a layby off State Highway 1 at Tuamarina on Sunday, was taken to Christchurch for a post mortem examination yesterday. Police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn says the investigation into the cause of the fire continues and at this stage the cause is yet to be established or the body formally identified. Police and the Fire Service were called to the burning Toyota Corolla station wagon about 8.30am. Police would like to speak to anyone who saw anyone in or near the white car. Anyone with information should call Blenheim Police Ph 5785279 or Crimestoppers Ph 0800 555 111.

Car prang

An elderly man was treated at the scene before being transported to Wairau Hospital after the vehicle he was driving lost control and hit a stationery vehicle on Grove Rd on Saturday, St Johns says. The male was the sole occupant of the vehicle and received minor arm injuries

Burglary charge

A 25 year old man has been arrested and charged with burglary following an incident in the early hours of New Year’s Day in which he was disturbed in the bedroom of a Blenheim address, police say. The man appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Friday.

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For all your electrical needs

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

Ph: 579 4445

Classifieds Advertising Ph 03 577 7868 public notice

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

Blenheim Salvation Army

Toy Library Cnr George & Henry Street


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Tues 10 - 11.30am Wed 3.15 - 4.30pm Fri 10am - 4.30pm all welcome

Paving - Pergolas Decking - Lawns Raised Beds Soft Landscaping Ideas & Advice. Competitive pricing. Quality, professional service. Richard Kenyon Ph 022 353 7405 or 03 573 6150


Spouting Repairs & Replacement

No job too small PVC Galvanized Coloursteel Internal gutters

Call Don today 027 279 7392 Over 30 years experience. Locally owned and operated.


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FITNESS Classes Blenheim Indoor S p or t s B at t ys Rd Tues/Thurs/Fri 9.30 to 10.30am for Mums & Dads. Child care available. Monday 6pm to 7pm No childcare. Enquiries phone 5784851. FLAXBOURNE A & P SHOW SUND AY 2 7 M A R C H ( Easter Sunday) Schedules now available, Entries close 26 February. FREE TRADE & CRAF T SITES AVAILABLE. Bernadette Gilmore Ph 5777174. MONDAY NIGHT Fitness 6pm - 7pm (no child care) at Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre, Simcox Stadium, 50 Battys Road. Phone 578 4851 or 0275784851. Piano tuition and theory, all ages, all levels, Picton area 5737733.


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

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Friday Febraury 26th, Saturday Feb 27th and Sunday Feb 28th

$7000+ worth of prizes to be won Entries cost members $20.00. Non Members $25.00 Junior under 12 - $5.00 (all juniors get a prize) Entry Forms available at outlets displaying posters or at Renwick Arms Country Club 92 High Street, Renwick. For enquiries phone Club 03 572 8597 or Manager 0275 788 292 Entries close 9.00pm Thursday 25th Feb

Fences, Decks and boardwalks erected. Blenheim, Picton including Sounds. Phone Dom 0210690106.

Wanted to buy - old NZ postcards & books, fountain pens, military items, scrap gold or damaged jeweller y, stuf fed birds etc, NZ Maori / whaling & historical items, antiques, collectibles & the unusual. Free quotes. Please phone Phil on 5775402 (JUST BROWSING)

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Marlborough Returned and Services Association

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting

Staff Required

Thursday 18 February 2016 at 5.15pm in the RSA Lounge Notice of Motion in accordance with Club Rule 16. Award of Life Memberships to the Marlborough RSA

Are you energetic, conscientious, have an interest in sport, able to deal with the public and work independently? Bar licence an advantage but not necessary. Job involves various roles, including cleaning, cooking, general maintenance, handling money and computer knowledge. Hours variable including days, nights and weekend rosters. If this sounds like you, please apply in writing with CV to: Blenheim Indoor Sports & Ten Pin Bowling Centre 25 Goodman Street, Blenheim 7201

Clubs of Marlborough $5000.00 Members Must go Draw!!!! Saturday 13th February Between 6pm and 7pm

Applications close 19 February 2016

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kahurangi Blenheim

Kaiako Vacancy

Bistro area reserved for diners only We are looking for a Kaiako to join us and to be part of our whanau in our established Kōhanga Reo. The person we are looking for must have these following attributes,


(Rhymes with Jazz) Playing at Raupo Cafe on Valentines Day Sunday 14th Feb, 3.00-5.00pm

 Fluent in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga.  Passionate about working with tamariki aged from 0-5 yrs.  Competent Team Leader for kaimahi & whānau  Be energetic, motivated and able to work as part of a team or independently when required.  Can think on your feet.  Excellent communication skills.  Excellent planning and organisation skills.  Excellent time management skills. To apply or for more information contact

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Warm welcome for paddlers Entertainers Jono and Ben had a warm welcome in Picton with hundreds turning out to see them arrive on the foreshore.

 Brenda Green, with daughter Kayla Green and her friend Georgia Baker, came from Blenheim  Chris Goodyear from The Rock road crew

to enjoy the sunshine on the Picton foreshore.

 Dominic Henry, 11, and his mother Sharon Hill,

wields the tongs on the sausage sizzle.

waiting for Jono and Ben to arrive on the Picton foreshore.

Marlborough Heritage Vintage farm machinery, trains, and cars were hugely popular at Brayshaw Park’s heritage day.

 Doris Holderway was the only female driver in the Heritage

 Rod Clark driving in the Heritage Day Parade.

 Bella, Libby, and Charlie Le Compte ride the miniature

Day Parade.


Sweet tunes The Sweet Az music festival in Blenheim was a hit with revellers.

 Dylan Hedges paints Zoe Warn’s face at the Sweet Az festival.

 Amiri Doonan and Lottie Turnbull dancing at the Sweet Az festival.


 Joanna and son Tyler Redmond dance to Tiki Taane at the Sweet Az festival.

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Mud glorious mud There’s face packs galore, but this isn’t a beauty parade. It’s Havelock’s Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy and it’s way more fun. The town is gearing up for the annual slip and slide around the estuary on Saturday February 20, with organiser Jane Miles hoping for a record turnout. The increasingly popular Sport Tasman adventure fun run drew 136 in its first year in 2013 which rose to 359 last year, and it’s Jane’s goal to crack the 400 mark this year. Family groups and teenagers have made up most of the entries in the past, but Jane is keen to get more companies and their staff involved. “This is an ideal event to have a good time with your work colleagues and for some good natured competition among firms.” “I could think of some businesses who would love to see their boss get amongst the mud,” she says. Participants can do one to three

laps of the 800 metre course which includes two slides, a cargo net to crawl under and a zigzag section, all designed to get them as muddy as possible. They are encouraged to dress up for the race, with Jane saying she has seen some wonderfully colourful, outrageous and clever costumes over the years. There is a prize for the most ‘out there’ costume, plus a plethora of spot prizes which will be drawn at the end of the event. Jane says she has been amazed at the support of Havelock and Blenheim businesses which have donated a wide range of goods and products including leisure trips, cruises and accommodation packages. “I can’t speak highly enough of their generosity.” “It is something smaller communities do to support events in their area.” Local groups have also got right


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Participants from a previous Muddy Buddy event. Photo courtesy of Jane Miles. behind the event by providing volunteers to help out. The Havelock Lions Club will be running a BBQ with all profits going to assisting Havelock youth to attend outdoor education programmes, while the

Havelock Volunteer Community Fire Brigade will once again assist in setting up and packing up and provide the much needed wash down of competitors and their gear afterwards.

Cricket veteran Greg Stretch is four runs away from achieving 10,000 runs in his career and the milestone might be reached tonight. Greg debuted in the summer of 1986-87, and has been a fixture of the Wairau Valley team. His team had a bye on Friday night, and he has four runs to go which may be achieved in tonight’s T20 championship game against Celtic. The Blenheim bank manager is well-known in town, and he says he will keep playing the game he loves as long as he is enjoying it and his body allows him to.

Go By Bike Day today

The Go By Bike Day is happening today in Blenheim, starting the day off with a free breakfast and coffee outside BNZ Bank on Market Street between 7am - 9am. Anyone riding their bikes today are welcome to attend.

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Sailing at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club.

Have a go at yachting Queen Charlotte Yacht club members invite everyone to an open day on Saturday as part of the Yachting NZ/Volvo sailing “Have a go week”. The Volvo Sailing...Have a go! programme began in 2006 with one trailer, living the dream of Sir Peter Blake that all children should get the chance to go sailing. The Team New Zealand 2000 trust provided the original funding to get the programme started, and the Lion Foundation continued to help as the programme evolved from one trailer to two and in 2009, three trailers. Volvo Sailing...Have a Go! is a Yachting NZ programme offered to schools throughout the country, designed to give students in Years 4 through 8 the opportunity to experience the thrills and spills of sailing in a safe & well managed environment and most importantly, have fun. Support from sailing clubs across NZ is essential to deliver this programme, and at Queen Charlotte we are embracing the

challenge and running a club open day to introduce people from Marlborough to the love of sailing, club spokeswoman Christel Hopkins says. Club optimists, rigged with sails donated from Burnsco, will be available for younger future sailors to try out their skills under the watchful eyes of Neeta Angre-Cameron, our club coach, and the club’s junior coaches, she says. Two Omega yachts, provided by Yachting NZ for the south Island, will be rigged and ready to take crew of all ages on board for a taste of the excitement of wind & water under sail. An all-day sausage Sizzle at the club will round off the fun, Christel says. Coffee, tea, baking and cold drinks also available. The Have a Go sailing open day at Queen Charlotte Yacht Club starts at 11am on Saturday February 13.

Nations to compete in Tasman Seventy teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier adventure race, GODZone. It will be the largest ever field at an expedition-length event in New Zealand. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates says the official team list has a host of national and international competitors lining up for the seven day event running April 2 - 9, 2016.

These include New Zealand multisport and triathlon legend, Richard with his wife Elina Ussher and the Swordfox team, as well ashigh profile rugby legend Richie McCaw. GODZone is the largest and most technically challenging expedition race in the world that will see the teams navigating across some of the most spectacular scenery and wilderness in the Tasman/ Nelson region for 2016.

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Did you get a puppyImportant for things Christmas? to think about...

Keep your puppy’s environment safe. Puppies are naturally curious. Provide a safe area for your puppy to play. A securely fenced area is essential.

All puppies over 3 months old must be registered and microchipped. Neutering your puppy can help prevent the increasing number of unwanted dogs put down every year. Talk to your local vet or Animal Control.

Pet your puppy often. It is important to stroke your pet’s body, legs and head several times daily. This helps create a strong bond with your puppy.

Make sure your puppy gets plenty of exercise. Give your puppy about an hour of walk time a day broken into 2 - 4 walks. Please Note: Before your puppy interacts with other dogs make sure your puppy has had the required vaccinations.

Teach your puppy basic commands. Your puppy will be able to learn most commands while they are young. Teach your puppy to sit, to come, to stay and to lie down. Basic commands are a good basis for a well behaved dog.

Early socialisation of puppies is essential. Consider attending puppy training courses. With appropriate training and time a puppy will grow into friendly, well rounded adult dogs.

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