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By Cathie Bell Picton’s historic foreshore paddling pool is under threat. The paddling pool was installed in 1954, paid for by Maria Card, the daughter of Marlborough’s first newspaper publisher. However, the Marlborough District Council says it has passed its serviceable life and wants to rip it out and replace it with a different water feature, using the money from a bequest and funds from the council’s subdivision sales.

Continued page 2 Trish Carmody with her granddaughter Peyton Carmody play in the paddling pool to be removed from the Picton foreshore. PHOTO: Anthony Phelps.


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Time for Donald Duck to say goodbye? Continued from page 1 The bequest was left by Christchurch man Clifford Hague, who holidayed in Picton every year and left $115,000 in his will to pay for enhancing the Picton foreshore. In a report to the council for its meeting tomorrow to set its Annual Plan budget, council parks and reserve staff say a new modern water play feature will have long-term environmental benefits and deliver a contemporary play feature that will be attractive and safe. “The existing paddling pool at the children’s play area has been in place for many years and is now past its serviceable life. “The pool is difficult to maintain and it is an ongoing challenge to keep the water quality safe. Overall it is a problematic asset to operate and deliver as a key feature within the foreshore reserve.” Council staff are asking councillors at tomorrow’s meeting to approve extra money for a “zero depth water-

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play feature” as a replacement for the paddling. “Many people have fond memories of using the paddling pool however with the decline of this popular asset and increasing maintenance costs, its replacement with a modern equivalent is seen as being appropriate.” The cheapest quote for a zero depth water play feature is $248,850 the report says. This does not include ground works estimated to be approximately $50,000 leaving a shortfall of $183,848. The Picton Business Group has indicated support for this project through its submission to the Annual Plan, staff say. “Additionally they have offered to assist council in drafting an application to a relevant funding agency (to help reduce any funding shortfall), and/or by approaching businesses to see if an offer of their services can reduce the cost of the project to council.” However, the Land Subdivision Reserve Account has income which

ABOVE: Children play in the waterfront pool in Picton. RIGHT: The plaque on the paddling pool on the Picton foreshore.

is increasing with potential to pay for this project from this account, they say. Trish Carmody who was playing with granddaughter Peyton in the pool, says she had played in the pool when she was a child. “It’s been here a long time.” She says it needed upgrading, but it would be a shame to lose the old pool. Visitors from Wellington, Rakau

and Noa Tamaira, enjoyed splashing in the pool. They had come to Picton from Christchurch, where the Margaret Mahy park had a feature that sprayed water in different directions, from above as well as below. “It would be good if it was something like that,” their mother says.

Dogs in danger of life-threatening disease By Cathie Bell Dogs are continuing to be infected by the life-threatening canine parvovirus, a Marlborough vet warns. Marlborough dog owners are being warned to vaccinate their dogs against the several cases of the highly infectious and often fatal dog disease, Canine Parvovirus, which is present in Blenheim. Vets on Alabama vet Nick Gorman says there had been two cases three weeks ago and another one had come in last

week. Dog owners need to stay vigilant. Nick says the parvovirus is a nasty infectious disease that especially affects young dogs and puppies. The virus is very resistant and can live in the environment for a long time, even months, he says. “Affected animals need very intensive treatment which can cost many hundreds of dollars. “Despite intravenous fluids and such, the disease can still be fatal.” Vaccination provides excel-

lent protection and this severe and often fatal disease can be prevented, Nick says. “If your pup or dog is not up to date with their vaccines, contact your veterinarian now to arrange a vaccination appointment. “Other advice is that unvaccinated dogs and puppies should not be walked in public areas, where they may be exposed to the virus.” The cases that were confirmed at Vets on Alabama were young unvaccinated puppies from different areas of town, he says.

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Re-match challenge on Story and photo by Cathie Bell The top mussel-opener at last year’s Havelock Mussel Festival has put her workmates on notice that she will be defending her title with vigour. Angela Fredericks, who works as a mussel opener at Kono Seafoods’ Riverlands plant, won the mussel-opening competition while nine months’ pregnant and this year, she’s determined to repeat the win. The Guinness Book of Records recognises her as having the fastest time to open 100 mussels in 1 min 57 sec at last year’s festival. She does mussel-opening at work every day, so she’s not really practicing, she says. But work is a competitive envi-

Kono’s Angela Fredrickson was the champion Mussel Opener at last year’s Mussel Festival, and she is entering to win again.

ronment, and there are seven others from Kono Seafoods entering the competitions at the festival. There will be two teams of four

people in the team event and while some of them are not entering the individual event, most are, Angela says. “There’s one person faster than me at work, but she doesn’t want to enter.” The contest is quite different to work, Angela says. “You open 50 mussels. You’re not doing it the whole day. You just go hard out for a little period of time, it’s not the whole eight hours of the day.” The audience is different too. Angela says she tries not to look at anyone while competing. She has a support team and they cheer really loudly, she says. This year, though, they say they’ll cheer for her partner, who

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is also competing. The Havelock Mussel Festival is in its 12th year, and will be held on March 19. As well as plenty of mussels and seafood-themed stalls, there will be entertainment by Anika Moa and locals A Minor Thing, the Avidiva Girls, and MC Mulletman. Tickets to the Havelock Mussel Festival cost Adult $25 ($30 on the day), 12-18yr $15 ($20 on the day), Family $65 (2AD 2 CH) ($70 on the day), and kids under 12 free (conditions apply). They can be bought from or 0800 484-253 or from the I-Sites in Blenheim, Picton, and Havelock.

All the roads closed after last week’s heavy rain have re-opened, but Marlborough Roads is warning drivers to take care. The Rainbow Road was the worstaffected road, and it is now open again. However, Marlborough Roads says there is still water in the fords so drivers should apply caution and drive to the conditions.

Saint David’s Day Brian Madden and Andrew Fogg are organising a St David’s Day Celebration on Sunday the 6th of March. St David is the patron saint of Wales and St David’s Day is on the 1st of March. Marlborough Welsh invite anyone from Wales or who has Welsh heritage to join them at The Cork and Keg in Renwick from 3pm onwards. “Last year, we had 25 people. We want more than that this year; we know there are more in Marlborough,” Brian says. For more information on this event call Andrew Fogg on 57285745 or Brian Madden on 5780309.

Sections selling fast in hot market By Cathie Bell Marlborough’s hot property market is flowing through to the sales of sections. Since December, houses have been selling faster than they have in years, and real estate agents say they have far more buyers than there are houses to sell. This has boosted section sales as well. Colon ia l Vineya rds spokesman Mark Davis says the sections at the first stage of the Omaka Landing subdivision off New Renwick Road are selling well, with 70 per cent of the sections sold. Marlborough’s property market was quite tight, he says. There are a lot of people



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Marlborough Girls’ College Old Girls’ Association members, from left to right, Nancy Hammond, Gwen Warren, Betty Laird, Doreen Fowler, Rae Gilmore, Ellen Jarvis, and Mary Gibbons are celebrating turning 90.

‘Old girls’ celebrate Story and photo by Cathie Bell The first meeting for 2016 of the Marlborough Girls’ College Old Girls’ Association started with a celebration for its members. About 30 members gathered in Blenheim on Saturday to celebrate seven of the group turning 90. Nancy Hammond, Gwen Warren, Betty Laird, Doreen Fowler, Rae Gilmore, Ellen Jarvis, and Mary Gibbons gathered around the big cake made for their birthday celebrations. They all turn 90, either since the associa-

tion’s last meeting or later this year, association spokeswoman Daphne Corbett says. The ladies blew out their cake together, and had to move a bit quicker than planned when a flower posey on the cake caught fire. Daphne says it has been two months since the group last met, and they had a lot to catch up on. “We always start the year with a coffee meeting, so we decided to make this one a celebration.” The association raises funds for the girls’ college, she says.

Renwick water to clear By Cathie Bell The dirty water after last week’s heavy rains has meant Renwick township’s water supplies are tight again because of quality issues. The Marlborough District Council says that as a result of the recent significant rainfall, Marlborough river levels have been high and aquifers are slowly recovering with good recharge flows. While Renwick well levels have been steadily recovering since the rainfall and high river flows last week, the subsequent dirty river water quality has created a short term problem, Renwick residents are asked to limit their water use until the river clears. Council water staff say well levels have increased 400 mm since Wednesday last week. But, by Saturday, the dirty water in Gibson’s Creek had started to affect the water quality in the supply wells. Staff had to turn off the pump in well four,

the one closest to the river, and to increase the output from the other wells to limit the dirty water entering the system. “Overall this has reduced the water available to the network from 50 litres per second to 38 litres per second – a reduction of 24 per cent. “This is necessary for a couple of days only, until the river clears.” The council praised Renwick residents for cooperatively and voluntarily reducing water use over summer. “Council asks that they be particularly vigilant while the water supply is at a much reduced capacity until the river clears and water quality in the well field returns to normal. “It is anticipated that, once this dirty water event is over, water availability at Renwick will return to normal and the need for voluntary restrictions will have passed.” All other water supplies have benefited from the rainfall and will meet demand for the rest of the summer.

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Dear Ed, Our Flag bears the stars that blaze at night In our southern skies of blue. And that little old Flag in the corner, That’s part of our heritage too. It’s for the English, the Scots and the Irish Who travelled to the ends of the earth. The traders, the schemers, the doers and dreamers Who gave modern New Zealand birth. And those who are seeking to change it, They don’t seem to understand It’s the Flag of our law and our language Not the flag of a faraway land. There are plenty of people who’ll tell you That when Europe was plunged into night That little old flag in the corner Was their symbol of freedom and light. It dosen’t mean we owe allegiance To a forgotten imperial dream We’ve the stars to show where we’re going And the flag to show where we’ve been.

Commercial whinging Dear Sir Everyone around here is sick of the way the commercial fishers have stuffed the area. The government says, “Well we will ban them and pay out their quota value.” The commercial say, “What will we do, it will bankrupt us.” Hello, they get paid out their quota without having to pay for fuel etc. They are whingers to the max. Bruce Bayliss

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Gavin Conroy with his new book Fighters & Bombers featuring the De Havilland Mosquito KA114 on the cover.

War planes inspire book Gavin Conroy has travelled four times around the world photographing some of the most spectacular World War II aircraft. Not only did he publish a book from his photographs but he also achieved a life long goal - to fly in the De Havilland Mosquito KA114, a British combat aircraft Gavin had admired from a young age. Gavin talks to Celeste Alexander about his experiences and his new book Fighters & Bombers.

As a young boy Gavin had dreamed of seeing the DH Mosquito KA114 up close. Never did he imagine he would fly in one. The Mosquito is believed to be the world’s only airworthy of its kind, the aircraft’s body was re-fabricated from scratch and had its first test flight in New Zealand before returning to its owner in Virginia Beach, America. Gavin had followed the project since 2007 and photographed it in Auckland before it was disassembled and sent to the US. This immediately sparked something inside Gavin he could not ignore. In May 2013 he travelled to Virginia Beach where the aircraft’s owner Jerry Yagen owns a Military Aviation Museum. He watched it fly then returned home. But that nagging question remained - could he return and fly with the planes? In June he travelled to Canada to watch it fly again and two of his

photographs featured on the covers of 10 international magazines. But there was one shot he could not get, and that was front on in the air. “I got into talks and it was finally agreed to put me on a flight with it,” he says. Gavin flew in a B25 bomber and from his position sitting in the rear tail gunner spot he got his prized shots. “I had followed the Mosquito from when it was a wooden structure to it flying. I don’t know if it’s commitment or madness...I still don’t know,” he laughs. Because Gavin had photographs of the Mosquito, a Lancaster bomber, Bill Reid’s Anson bomber and the B25, the idea evolved to publish a book. He already had Precious Metal from his NZ aircraft photography, but this was something bigger and better, he says. To complete the book Gavin had to return to the US where he flew with nine aircraft over three days, one being the German Me 262 jet. “That was an incredible moment

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Newman: Bayley Collins and Connor Newman are excited to announce the safe arrival of their first baby boy, Lachlan James (7lb) on February 15, 2016 at 10:45pm at Wairau Hospital. Big thanks to Gwen Costello, Emma and all the support team.

SHIELDS: Sam and Chris are so happy to announce the arrival of Kingston Alec Thomas (8lb 8oz) on February 18, 2016 at 9:30am at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Lake. Thanks to Sue Hudson and all the maternity staff at Wairau.

TAHAVALU: Opeti and Soana-Alilia are thrilled to announce the birth of Silivenusi Twngakoula (10lb 1oz) on February 17, 2016 at 8:35pm, at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Watson, Pelenatita, Alipate and Meleseini. Special thanks to Sue Hudson, Mandy and all the maternity staff.

BANKS: Nicole and Steve are pleased to announce the arrival of a baby boy (10lb 1oz) on February 21, 2016 at Wairau Hospital. A little brother for Paige, Callum, Taylor, Courtney, Chase, Addi and Neve. Thanks to Shona, Olivia and the rest of the staff in maternity.

TURNBULL: Shane and Liane are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Charlotte Anne Turnbull (7lb 11oz) on February 13, 2016 at 9.45am at Wairau Hospital. A little sister for Matthew. Thanks to Cathy and the staff at the maternity ward. Photo provided

SMITH-ACKROYD: Proud big sister Georgia, is so excited to announce the arrival of her little brother Oliver Brent (Ollie), (8lb 4oz) on January 21, 2016 at 7.20am, at Wairau Hospital. A gorgeous son for Cassandra and Brent. Special thanks to our awesome midwives Kelly and Gwen, Dr Stefan Schulze and Dr Carmen Brown, and the staff of Maternity and Paediatrics. Photo provided.



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Delighted to supply the finest quality meats to Watery Mouth Cafe. Your butcher – Mike NewMaN

Watery Mouth front of house staff, from left: Jesse Smith, Victoria Giles, and Caralee Mulholland. Phil Knapp on the coffee machine.

Fifth birthday celebration Blenheim café Watery Mouth is celebrating being open for five years today. The café - known locally as the “slobbery gob” or “dribbles” - is open seven days a week from 7.00am until 4.00pm. Some people have queried the café’s name, but Juliet says the name gives an insight into the philosophy at Watery Mouth. “It’s about creating the perfect environment in which to enjoy the mouth-watering sensation that comes when you look at, smell, and eat delicious food.” The signature dish is a bacon, kumara and avocado stack, a gluten-free option, with the kumara being native to New Zealand, and drizzled with homemade hollandaise sauce, a “must-try”. Five years in the hospitality business is a long time, and owner Juliet Partington says a lot of the café’s thriving business is due to her staff, many who are long serving. Juliet says she and the team meet each month to discuss how things are going and to plan ahead. Each staff member has a chance to have their say on the direction of the business. They have a vision statement “to provide every customer with a welcoming and memorable cafe experience”. “It’s really important to me…That provides our direction.

“And we can’t do it without great support from our lovely customers. I’d like to thank them too.” Manager Victoria Giles, with Caralee Mulholland, provides the main meet and greet on the front counter, and along with barista Matt Wright and Phil Knapp, ensure that people feel welcome as soon as they reach the counter. Caralee says she loves coming into work each day and providing a service to the café’s loyal customers and meeting new people from here and afar. With the café’s location, it’s easy to attract passers-by, and its FaceBook page shows visitors ranging from the Black Sticks women’s hockey team to the Hurricanes Super Rugby team popping in. Watery Mouth chefs Anthony Fagan and Renee Marks, along with Juliet herself, have cooked for famous people – people like entertainer Rhys Darby, actress and model Rachel Hunter, and celebrity cook Annabel Langbein have all been to Watery Mouth. They have also catered for celebrity chef Simon Gault’s private plane. Juliet thanks her past and current staff who have made the cafe the success it is today. She also thanks her suppliers, along with other businesses, that have supported Watery Mouth over the past five years.

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“The Proud to support the Watery Mouth Cafe in their 5th year of business In business since 1879, Gascoigne Wicks provides a full range of legal services to the Marlborough Community including conveyancing and commercial, family, estate planning, resource management, civil and criminal litigation. Telephone 03 578 4229 l Fax 03 578 4080 Email: l 79 High Street l PO Box 2, Blenheim

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out & about

Wednesday February 24, 2016

Muddy Buddy in Havelock More than 400 people turned out to dive, wade, and fall in thick, sticky mud in the Havelock Estuary as part of Sport Tasman’s annual Muddy Buddy event on Sunday.

 Molly Glover, Amelia Robertson, Tessa Hyland, Charlotte Hobson, and Jordyn Mackay, all 11, had “great fun”.

 Ciara Ryan from the Wairau Valley really got

 Five year-old Stella Phillips from Rarangi

into it.

doesn’t look keen on the mud as she reaches the end with Sharon Graham from Renwick.

 Poppy-Jo, 9, Spencer, 13, and Chris Lane, from Blenheim.

Pre-season warm-up

 Jack, 9, Amber, 7, and Johnny Hogeboom - the mask keeps  George, 6, Emily, 5, and Harry Mason, 9, enjoyed

the beard clean.

themselves in the Havelock mud.

The fans came to see their favourite Crusaders and Hurricanes Super Rugby players at Lansdowne Park on Friday.

 Crusader Andy Ellis with Brianna Guyton and Bella Rayner. Photo provided.

 Hurricanes Julian Savea surrounded by adoring fans wanting autographs. Photo provided.

 Luke Whitelock signing the arms of his younger fans. Photo provided.

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 +GST 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

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

For Keeping U Moving Free indoor walking circuit 50+ St Christopher’s Church Hall 11.3012.30. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Coin donation. More info 579 4446 or 0212230160 leave name and number.

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.

Havelock Domain, Neal Street, Havelock. Saturday 27th February 9-1pm, Books (from 50c each), plants, toys, pork, furniture plus more. Try out the new Petanque Court and Sausage sizzle. Stalls still available, Ph Ian 5742558.

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

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

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.

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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 BETTS, Margery Serena (Marge): On Sunday February 21 2016, we lost our amazing, loving Mother, Granny and Great Granny. Marge passed away peacefully at her home. She will be greatly missed by Pauline and Joe, Mike and the late Jocelyn, her grandchildren – Lisa and Grant, Serena and Rod, James, Ashley, Trayc, and all of her Great Grand Children. Messages to 13 Brilyn Crescent, Blenheim 7201, or phone (03) 578 7370. A celebration of her life will be held at Clubs of Marlborough, Alfred Street, at 2pm Friday February 26, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

MARKER, Leicester Lyle: On Thursday February 18 2016, peacefully at Springlands Lifestyle Village. Aged 91 years. Dearly most-loved husband of Margaret for 69 years, most dearly loved and treasured Dad of Annette and Mike, Maree and Alan, Collene and Neal, and our Dear Trish. A wonderful Grandad and Old Grandad. “Always treasured”. Messages may be sent to c/- Unit 7, 5 Battys Road, Blenheim 7201. A funeral service for Leicester will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, at 11am on Wednesday February 24, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

JONES, George Howison MID, Reg NZ1465 Navy: On Monday February 22 2016, passed away peacefully at Maxwell Care Home. Aged 95 years. Cherished husband of the late Rona, dearly loved father of Rodney, Kevin, Patricia (deceased), and Brett. Good friend of Ann and Alison. Loved grandfather and great grandfather of his grandchildren. Messages to the Jones family, 20A Durham Street, Picton 7220. A donation to the Picton RSA would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to 66 Wellington Street, Picton 7220. A service for George will be held at the Picton RSA, Wellington Street, Picton at 11am, Saturday February 27, followed by interment at Picton Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

PIHEMA, Helen Mary: On Saturday February 20 2016, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Aged 66 years. Much loved and cherished wife of the late Danny, cherished mother of Cliff, Rachel and Taki. Treasured and adored Nanny to her grandchildren. Adored sister to John Robinson. Messages to P O Box 76, Tuamarina Post Office 7246. A service for Helen will be held at the family home, 34 Blind Creek Road, Tuamarina at 11am on Wednesday February 24, followed by interment at Tuamarina Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 McFedries, Margaret Anne: Of Christchurch. Loved sister of Louise and Alastair Campbell, loved Aunt of Stuart, Rachel & Sarah, sister of Andy, Jenny, Frances, Rose and Glenda.

In Memoriam Remember your lost loved one on their anniversary.

in memoriam Newman: Craig Anthony, 13/8/1976 - 25/2/2006 A dearly loved son, brother and uncle. Miss you heaps, love you always. Mum, Gary, the late Janice and family.

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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Wairau Community Clinic Ltd To all our patients, Wairau Community Clinic wishes to advise that we are changing our phone number as at 1 March 2016.

Our new number will be 03 520 8814.

Lana is back! Available late night Thursday and Saturday’s

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Saturday 27th Feb - 10am to 11.30am Alzheimers Rooms, 8 Wither Road, Blenheim Everyone warmly welcome – By donation at door PH Jan 5782737

Central Netball Club Muster Day 28 February, 4pm Come and join a great team for 2016. All interested players very welcome.

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Boat for Auction with Mooring 25th February 2016

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BLENHEIM ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP AND CUP This is an annual award presented to a person of age 20 or younger for outstanding contribution to music in Blenheim. Nominations in writing for this award must be addressed to: The President Rotary Club of Blenheim P.O. Box 286 Blenheim 7240 Nominations must be received by Friday 11th of March 2016. Nomination forms are available from Ken Ham’s Music Works or from Marios Sophocleous, 10 Mowat Street, Blenheim. Ph 5784861.

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Islam & Christianity: What’s the difference?

Sunday evenings @ 7pm St Ninians Presbyterian Church Hall 1 Riley Crescent, Redwoodtown All welcome, refreshments provided. Topic: ‘Islamophobia: We need to talk!’ Why it is important to ask the hard questions about Islam and all religious faiths? Sunday 28th February Presenter: Graeme Howarth, BMin., MTh. For more information phone Brendan O’Hagan 578 5567 Presbyterian Parish Alpha Course begins Wednesday 6th April Register now!


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Rowing New Zealand has announced its Elite and Under-23 national trialists for 2016. The Elite trial will take place at Lake Karapiro from February 27 - March 4 while the Under 23 trial will be held at Lake Karapiro from April 15 - 20. Crews to attend the Rio Olympic Games and the final Olympic Qualification Regatta will be named, following the trials, on March 4 at 12pm at the Don Rowlands Centre. Rowing New Zealand plans to take qualified crews to the World Cup events in Lucerne, Switzerland and Poznan, Poland and following that, the Rio Olympic Games regatta from August 6 – 14 in Brazil. Crews may also be selected at the national trials to compete at the final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne from May 22 – 25. Elite national selection trialists from Marlborough: Men Corey McCaffrey - Blenheim RC, Central RPC Karl Manson - Blenheim RC, Central RPC Tom Murray - Blenheim RC, Central RPC Women Kirstyn Goodger - Wairau RC, Central RPC Kristen Froude - Waihopai RC, Southern RPC Lightweights Sophie Mackenzie - Wairau RC, Central RPC U23 National Selection Trialists Jack O’Leary - Picton RC, Central RPC Lightweights Harrison Somerville - Blenheim RC, Southern RPC Women Ella Greenslade - Wairau RC, Central RPC

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Hurricanes Julian Savea posed for a photo with enthusiastic mini-fan Cullum Rayner. The Hurricanes beat the Crusaders 74-7 during their Super Rugby pre-season match at Lansdowne Park last Friday. Photo provided.

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Son follows father into racing Sport Story and photo by Celeste Alexander When his father is a mechanic and speedway competitor, it’s of little surprise that Sam Martin has followed in his footsteps. Sam and his father Daryl Martin are regular faces at Eastern States Speedway. Daryl first began racing at Eastern States Speedway in 1982, the year the club’s track was built at Foxes Island and well before he had a family of his own. Now over 30 years later Daryl is sharing the track with Sam, passing on his knowledge and passion for racing. When Daryl first joined Eastern States Speedway it was as a rookie, a class similar to what the production saloons are now. “I can remember we used to race on Sundays because the Daryl Martin and son Sam with their speedway cars. track didn’t have any lights and the first wall that was put in was track in a 350 Chevy saloon car, since I was little and always so soft a car could put a hole in it and with around 420 horsepower thought it would be fun,” he says. if it crashed,” he laughs. under the bonnet there’s plenty Sam began racing at age 15, Daryl and two of his mates, more fun to be had. building a 4L Falcon that puts out Willy Smith and Paul Enwright, “I do most of my driving at approximately 210 horsepower. put a car together and took turns Eastern States with only the odd “It took me about a year to build driving on the track, and from weekend away, but I’m pretty it, mostly after school. Daryl enjoyed it so much that happy here. I get to enjoy having “I would say the best thing he went out and bought his own my son racing now too,” he says. about racing is improving my car car to race. Sam has now chosen to walk handling skills and beating front He continued to race over the the same line as Daryl, entering wheel drive cars,” he laughs. years, having a few breaks here into a mechanical apprenticeship Sam says he plans to continue and there, but says it’s been an with McKendry Ford and racing driving his production car for a absolute blast. his own speedway car. few more years but ultimately Today Daryl tears around the “I’ve been watching Dad race wants to get into the saloon class.


Xrace entries open

Entries into Xrace Blenheim are now open. This awesome local event is on Thursday March 17 at the Taylor River Reserve at the end of Munro Street. Entries for Blenheim are at www.xrace.

Muster Day

“I want to improve my driving first.” Eastern States Speedway will be hosting an informal reunion on April 22-23 for all people involved in dirt track racing in Marlborough since its inception. Drivers, crews, presidents, committee members, volunteers and spectators are welcome to attend. Information about the reunion will be released soon, but until then people can visit the Eastern States Speedway Facebook Page.

Marlborough Football’s Muster Day - the junior football club registration day - is on Sunday March 6. All new and existing players are asked to sign up and register to any of the clubs: Redwood FC, Rangers AFC, Trojans AFC, Blenheim Valley FC, and Renwick FC upstairs in the pavilion at the A&P Showgrounds between 9am and 12 noon.

Women wanted for football team The Picton Football Club is looking for women to represent the club in the Marlborough Competition. Go along for a ‘kick around’ practice at the Port Marlborough Pavilion at Endeavour Park today from 5pm - 7pm.


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Eastern States Speedway played host to the ELF Super Cup Super Saloon Series on Saturday night. The South Island’s top super saloon drivers took to the track to battle it out for points, including

local driver Paddy North. By the end of the night there was a clear dominance by Christchurch drivers, with Richie Taylor and Josh Boulton taking podium positions. Nelson driver Ian Burson slipped

into second place in his 3NZ super saloon and currently sits at the top of the leader board in points. The final round will be held this weekend at Woodford Glen Speedway.


ABOVE: Local super saloon driver Paddy North is surrounded by Christchurch competitors as he fights to get through. Speed Nut Photography.

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