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Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Renwick engineer Adrian Byrne left yesterday morning in his 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep and has headed to Twizel on his first big trip since finishing its restoration. The Jeep has only been running for the past two weeks since its restoration so Adrian is keen to get it out on the open road.

Continued page 2 Adrian Byrne’s 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep which he has restored and is currently en route to Twizel, collecting donations for Hospice Marlborough along the way.

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Restored Jeep on fundraising drive Continued from page 1 What’s unique about this trip is that Adrian and co-driver Garth Paganini will be collecting donations along the way for Hospice Marlborough in support of the up and coming Hospice Classic Vehicle Display on March 13. Adrian’s journey has so far taken him through the Molesworth where he had planned to visit some of the stations along the way before spending last night in Hanmer. Today his journey continues through to Twizel where he is visiting friends.

“It’ll be a fun trip, especially through the Molesworth as the Jeep performs better off road,” he says. The Jeep was first built in Ohio, America intended for the civilian market. At the time it was described as being the world’s most versatile vehicle. It was based on the WWII Jeep model but had a number of changes made to it to appeal more to civilian use. Mainly it was used as a farm vehicle as it was light and hardy to drive. Adrian purchased it from its

previous owner who brought it over from South Africa. “It didn’t look like it does now,” he says. Initially Adrian thought it would take minimal repairs to get it running, but after doing some research he found it was in fact very rare. “What’s unique about this one is that it’s a three speed column shift and as far as I know it’s the only one of this particular model in the whole of Australasia,” he says. Capable of up to 45 miles per hour and distancing 300km on a full tank, Adrian is prepared

for a long trip. “It was built as a farm Jeep, not for the road. The furthest I had taken it was Seddon. Next stop Twizel,” he laughs. Once he has returned Adrian says he will park the Jeep in various locations around Marlborough to help generate more interest in the Hospice Classic Vehicle event. “If you see us on the road flag us down and make a donation.” Adrian plans to have the Jeep at the display and is also considering taking along his 1944 GMC CCKW 6×6 vintage truck.

Weed-eating bugs go wild Story and photo by Cathie Bell Hundreds of little beetles have been released into the wild near Karaka Point, Picton, and in the Waikakaho Valley to eat weeds. Marlborough District Council senior biosecurity officer Rob Simons says the beetles target tradescantia fluminensis, also known as wandering willy, which is widespread in Marlborough. Rob says there are many weeds in Marlborough, including tradescantia and Old Man’s Beard, which are well-established and very widespread. Because they were so well-established, it is not economic for the council to manage those pests under a regional pest programme, he says. “What we are doing is working in a group called the Biocontrol Collective with Landcare Research to use biocontrol products for well-established pests.”

Some of those products are the boxes of three beetle types to tackle tradescantia. The beetles target the tips of leaves, leaves, and stems of the plant, with both adults and larvae feeding on them, and Rob says they have a rapid impact on the plants. The affected plants are less aggressive and don’t tend to form the thick clumps that can swamp native plants in the forest. Tradescantia or wandering willy is a trailing, soft, hairless, perennial groundcover weed. Succulent, soft, creeping stems root at nodes where they touch the soil. The leaves are dark green, shiny, smooth and are oval with pointed tips. White flowers are produced from December to January. Wandering willy is originally from South America.

Marlborough District Council senior biosecurity officer Rob Simons with some tradescantia beetles to eat the pest plant, better known as wandering willy.

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inbrief More drinks banned The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is banning artificially-sweetened drinks, sugar-added juices, flavoured waters and pre-packaged ‘smoothie’ drinks from Wairau Hospital. From 1 May 2016 these drinks will no longer be available from hospital cafes, shops and vending machines, nor will they be served to patients. Instead, patients and visitors will be offered a range of water, coconut water, plain milk, plain milk alternatives (such as almond milk), teas and coffee. NMDHB chief executive Chris Fleming says district health boards aim to improve the health of New Zealanders, so need to ‘walk the talk’.

First school dental nurse in Pelorus Sound turns 100 Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Beryl Dickson was spoiled with cards and flowers on Wednesday as she celebrated her 100th birthday. She also received a special visit from Healthcare NZ Community Services staff who help her in her home, to present her with a beautiful flower arrangement. Today she will be surrounded by family who have travelled to Blenheim to mark the occasion. There have been many interesting adventures in Beryl’s life, one being a posting as the first school dental nurse ever to be sent to the Pelorus Sounds where she opened new territory for childrens’ dental care. She also crossed French Pass to work on D’Urville Island and

recounts stories of the wonderful hospitality and care given to her by the Elkington family. While working in Blenheim Beryl met her future husband Grahame Dickson and was married in 1941. After Grahame served as a navigator on Lancaster bombers with the 74 squadrons during World War II he returned from the war in 1944 and they built their home in Blenheim, the same home where Beryl lives today. Beryl also worked at the Electrocardiography Department at Wairau Hospital as a technician in the late 60s and early 70s and was often called out at night for emergencies. Today Beryl is a great grandmother and has a caring network of family around her.

Havelock paragliding Havelock will be one of the competition sites for the week-long New Zealand Paragliding Open competition that starts tomorrow. Competition organiser Nick Taber says the New Zealand Paragliding Open is an international celebration of flight, with pilots from France, Germany, Poland, United States, China, and New Zealand. The competition runs from 27 February – 5 March, and pilots may fly at a number of locations over the course of the week.

Blenheim woman Beryl Dickson celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday. Inset: Beryl Dickson when she graduated as in 1938 as a school dental nurse. Photo provided.

Post’s early morning plane to stop By Cathie Bell NZ Post is to stop flying mail and courier parcels into Marlborough Airport early each morning as part of national delivery changes. The 3am Fokker Friendship F27 plane will stop from March 18, and all freight will be flown to Christchurch and driven up to Marlborough instead. Three NZ Post jobs are affected, and a company spokeswoman says one person has taken voluntary redundancy

and two people have moved into other roles at NZ Post in Blenheim. NZ Post’s Blenheim area manager Grant Sinclair says that as New Zealanders send more parcels and fewer letters, the company has been looking at the way its aviation services are organised to ensure they are cost effective and fit for the future. That meant from mid-March, it will no longer be flying a mail plane in and out of Blenheim. “This is an operational change.

Alternative road transport arrangements have been put in place and there will be little or no impact on mail delivery targets. Our nationwide overnight service standard for CourierPost products will be unaffected. “We’re making some adjustments to clearance times on our public post boxes to ensure mail gets onto our transport trucks in time to be taken to Christchurch for processing. “Stickers have been placed on the boxes advising customers

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about the changes in clearance times and a notice will be placed in the local papers.” Marlborough Airport head Dean Heiford says there will be a loss in income for the airport but the expansion of other services means the financial impact will be minor. He has plans to use the apron area occupied by the NZ Post plane to ease congestion issues. “The 2.30am flight in will soon be a fond memory for Blenheim residents.”


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Businessman John Stace is the new chairman of Sounds Air Travel & Tourism Ltd, the speciality service that flies into the Marlborough Sounds and has a growing regional operation. John was the instigator of Sounds Air’s decision to start flying to Hawkes Bay from Blenheim last year to connect the country’s top wine producing regions, managing director Andrew Crawford says. Sounds Air has been operating for nearly 30 years, flying in and around the Marlborough Sounds, Wellington, Westport, Nelson, Taupo and now Hawkes Bay. Andrew says the company is delighted to have the expertise of John as it enters a strong growth phase.

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Blenheim-born Andrew Jeffries, 21, has won the inaugural graduate internship at Giesen Wines. Andrew, who attended Lincoln University for a Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology, has just begun work with the family-owned producer, working at Giesen’s premium organic high-density vineyards in Marlborough. Rhyan Wardman, Giesen’s General Manager – Marlborough, said he was impressed by Andrew’s thirst for knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry.

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Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Three years ago mortgage and lending specialist Jac Lockington went out on her own and brought the Loan Market brand to Marlborough. It’s been a wonderful journey she says, but due to illness she had to make the difficult decision of handing the business over to someone else. Introducing Bernadette Kirwan. “I have very carefully handpicked someone I feel is the right person to carry Loan Market into the future. “It’s not a decision that has come lightly, but there’s something special about Bernadette in that we have a very similar work ethic and want the absolute best for our clients,” Jac says. Bernadette has come from the position of branch manager of the Co-operative Bank in Blenheim

and with over 20 years industry experience she was the right person for the job, Jac says. “Bernadette has a very happy and bubbly personality and the ability to turn deals upside down and inside out to make them work. “Plus she has an infectious Irish sense of humour and I know my clients are going to be well looked after,” Jac says. It’s a role that Bernadette is incredibly excited about. “When Jac said she was stepping down I had never seen a better opportunity. “Being truly independent means I can do the best for my clients and I am looking forward to meeting everyone new and existing to Loan Market,” Bernadette says.

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Mustang attraction Story and photo by Cathie Bell The latest model Mustang was the centre attraction at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 event at McKendry Ford on Tuesday. McKendry Ford new car manager Stephen Overton says 600 Mustangs have been sold in New Zealand to date, and there is a six-month waiting list for the car. Business After 5 events enable chamber members to promote their businesses to others and learn about the other businesses in Marlborough. Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 event at McKendry Ford on Tuesday.

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Winery adds to lines company payout By Cathie Bell Marlborough Lines will distribute $9.26 million to customers next month, and has promised more later this year as a dividend from Marlborough Lines’ ownership of Yealands Wine. The lines company is 100 per cent owned by the Marlborough Electric Power Trust, on behalf of the power users of Marlborough. As part of that community ownership, Marlborough Lines returns funds to power users twice a year, usually in March and in December. Marlborough Lines managing director Ken Forrest says $9.26m will be paid in March to electricity retailers for distribution to customers connected to the economic areas of Marlborough Lines’ network. The amount of discount will vary

depending upon the energy consumption of individual customers, he says, but a typical domestic customer using 8,000kWh a year will receive a discount of $226.38, including GST. Ken says Yealands Wine Group has exceeded its financial projections for the first six months of its financial year. Consist ent wit h advice f rom Marlborough Lines at the time of acquisition, the electricity consumers of Marlborough will benefit from this investment and will be paid an increased amount later this year, he says. “It is our expectation that the distribution to be paid via the Marlborough Electric Power Trust will be in the order of $150 per customer, an increase of $100 per customer directly resulting from the Yealands investment. “Going forward it is our expectation

that this amount will further increase.” Marlborough Lines bought the winery last year with the proceeds from the sale of its share of lines companies in Southland and the Bay of Plenty. The returns from Yealands will exceed those of an investment in an electricity network, Ken says. Aside from annual dividends, Yealands provides the opportunity for capital growth, he says. “Marlborough Lines is proud of its investment in Yealands Wine Group and is pleased that it will provide ongoing benefits to the electricity consumers of Marlborough.” Next month’s distribution takes the total of discounts paid to Marlborough Lines’ customers since 1999 to $111.64m including GST, Marlborough Lines says.

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Friday February 26, 2016



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Picton harbour has had a busy summer and our Harbour Patrols have noted more than 100 breaches of the navigation laws – more than half of them involving the dangerous practice of vessels travelling too fast close to shore, putting swimmers at risk. Floating yellow 5-knot marker buoys have been installed in high risk locations around the Sounds to remind boaties to keep speeds down and while they’re helping, there are still too many boaties ignoring the safety rules. The water safety message about the

Term time activities Marlborough District Libraries Children’s Library (Blenheim) Term-time Activities School is back! Stop by the library to see our wide selection of resources for children. Regular visits to the library can be a great way to keep your children engaged in literacy. If you have a child who is a reluctant reader, visit and talk with our expert staff who are happy to offer suggestions from our resources. Becoming a member of the library is easy – and free if you are a Marlborough District resident or ratepayer. We also run the following sessions during term-time. Plan a visit soon!

importance of life jackets has got through - our safety patrols report a very high level of compliance with the rule, particularly in Queen Charlotte Sound, and only one infringement notice had to be issued. “There has been a real change of attitude about the wearing of life jackets thanks to the education campaign so now we have to focus that education on the dangers of speeding near shore and putting lives at risk,” says Deputy Harbour Master Luke Grogan.

Safety gates to prevent falls from trailers Safety gates are being installed at Marlborough’s transfer stations to reduce the risk of accidents. The metal gates are intended to stop people overbalancing as they empty their loads. Council’s Solid Waste manager Alec McNeil says he’s aware of some nasty accidents at other transfer stations where people have lost their balance

or accidentally stepped back off their trailers, falling from a considerable height into the rubbish below. “We’ve seen enough near accidents around here to realise there was quite a likelihood of something similar happening here so rather than see someone being badly hurt we’ve introduced this simple safety measure,” he said.

The new waste sorting facility in Blenheim, scheduled to open in November, won’t have the same risk; instead of tossing rubbish over an edge into a bin, people will place their waste on a conveyor belt. There are safety measures in place at the temporary facility in Blenheim; a safety rail to stop vehicles backing too far and a drop of less than a metre to the bins.

Maintenance of essential services Baby Rhyme Time – Wednesdays at 10.30am. This is a gentle session of rhymes and songs for under 2 year olds.

Maintenance and upkeep of the networks of essential services on which Marlborough depends is a large part of Council’s day to day work. One key area is the monitoring, repairs and upgrading of the stormwater network to ensure that, when heavy rain does hit town, it drains away quickly. • The stormwater pumping station outside Raupo Café which helps to stop the town flooding in wet weather had a major overhaul this summer including the replacement of corroded pipe and the electrical equipment that operates the pump.

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Marlborough Road Safety Council (Inc) Annual General Meeting The AGM of the above will be held at the Wesley Centre “Room C’ on Tuesday 8 March at 10.00 am. All members and intending members are invited to attend. Agenda will include President’s report, Treasurer’s report, Election of Officers and General Business.

• The Francis Street stormwater mains are being replaced. The old steel pipeline in this area had started to fail and had been responsible for a blockage that caused flooding of the Kinross Street car parking around the stadium and movie theatre.

Positive ageing Recently a 5.7 earthquake rattled Marlborough and reminded us that we should always be prepared for a big one. Earthquakes can be especially frightening if you have a physical impairment that makes it difficult to respond quickly so be prepared. In a big shake: • If you’re in bed or out of your wheelchair, don’t try and move too far but cover your head – grab a pillow or rug if possible • If you’re in a wheelchair, try and get to a doorway or next to a solid wall. Put the brakes on and cover your head and neck with your hands or a cushion

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• New sealed parking spaces along the perimeter of Oliver Park opposite Redwoodtown School have been laid to tidy up an area that did not drain well during heavy rain.

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The Sun Maxwell Road Sorry to the people of Maxwell Road on Wednesday, as I was delivering my papers three college boys were following behind and taking the papers out of the letter boxes. Very annoying and rude.

Flag debate EVENT APPROPRIATE CHOICES? Maori Flag - Traditional. Existing Flag - Historical. New Flag - Commercial. Add to the large list of existing flags used in nz instead of taking away- that way everyone wins!.

Bypass needed Going up Hutcheson Street last Thursday cars were banked up Nelson Street both ways right to the rise towards Curry St because of Grove Rd traffic. We need a bypass as it is only going to get worse in a very short time.

No show Being polite & manners seem to have been lost. Waiting at Pollard Park on Sunday in lovely sunshine for the advertised (including Saturday paper) country music concert. Was a NO show with music just people waiting. Non event.... How do organisers feel when a heap of “oldies” turn up for a sit in park cuppa an piece of cake and a change from sitting at home when no one tells them it’s not on. I (younger) sat for 1 1/2hrs waiting as well. They came on motorised scooters and competent others battled putting up chairs. This was advertised in paper also Summer events booklet. Where was it shown Cancelle d? Country Music.!! A black mark against the Blenheim Country Music Club for not letting the public know the “Country Music in The Park”, 2pm-5pm, Sunday 21st February, was cancelled. Maybe the disappointed people who turned up to see you will not come next time. Surely someone could have come to the park to let us all know..

Rude Bike Riders Perhaps the complainant of the bell ringing misinterpreted the intentions? I know that I would much prefer to know when a cyclist is coming up behind me. I think all cyclists should give a little “alert” ting as they come up behind walkers. That to me is a courtesy, so I don’t spontaneously inadvertently deviate and cause a collision...which children are apt to do.

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Celebrate differences There are many people that have nothing better to do than complain about other people. How about celebrating that we are all so different and respecting that. Those you don’t like or how they live don’t have to be your friends, but they are allowed to live how they wish and be the person they want to be.

Heartfelt thanks Heartfelt thanks to the MBC students who helped my daughter when she was lost on Weld St, Fri 12 Feb. Your considerate nature and choice to take action instead of walking past shows true depth of character. A very grateful Mum

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Grateful survivor It was on this day 5 years ago my life changed dramatically 12.51 the ground shook so violently. Dazed with only minor cuts I fled the building of mass crumbled concrete and dust, alarms screaming and leading me to 3 weeks of rescue and recovery. I’m so grateful to be a CHCH quake survivor. Not a day goes by as that dreaded day is so fresh in my mind. I have so many clear memories. It changed the lives of so many.....

To the cowardly driver who damaged my Silver Mazda at Springlands Countdown last Thurs 11th. Thanks a bunch - your dishonesty is costing me $300 excess!! Drivers beware - Countdown/Warehouse carparks are the worst sites for damage. It’s time these business owners installed CCTV cameras so that we might hold these “damage & run offenders” to account & take responsibility. It’s the third time my vehicle has been damaged in these carparks without the offender owning up! Frustrated Driver

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Dangerous cyclist

The road code states that cyclists are legally able to ride side by side. The dangerous drivers on our roads are those that think the road code is for everyone but themselves. Totally agree about inconsiderate cyclists. I have come across four bikes cycling in pairs, this way they take up a car space so we have to wait to pass. They are sharing our roads and are so lucky no rego /warrant for privilege. Come on show a bit of giving cyclists. The NZ road code states that cyclist can ride two abreast on our roads. To label a group of people who are riding within the law as “dangerous law breakers” because of your ignorance of the road code may be one of the reasons NZ drivers are so intolerant and arrogant towards other legitimate road users. I feel that your attitude towards cyclist may be the reason many millions of our taxes are being spent on cycle ways.

On Wednesday I was reading about the two men being interviewed about the flag change and why they support the flags that they do. I was amused to read this from the man supporting our current flag: “The Anglophobes in the Flag change fraternity like to focus on the negative aspects of the UK’s association with us...” He is so right. I hear so many people whinging about how we don’t need the UK now and how we are independent, the union jack is irrelevant to us now and similar things etc. Now I don’t hate the alternative flag, in fact it looks quite attractive. However I see nothing wrong with the current flag, (which is just as attractive) and therefore I don’t think it needs to be changed. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” isn’t that what they say?

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The Forum must have good rent..its always got tenants..

Dogs and cars Some people must be so stupid! Dogs should not be left in cars on hot days, even with windows down, it’s still not safe for them, please think about your pet and leave it home. Dogs are not a shopping accessory!

Mini max The cord for the MiniMax charger I purchased before Xmas finally arrived. Only took TV Shop around 60 days to deliver. What a joke!

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Took our overseas visitors on Sunday, to do the kiwi thing, fish and chips on Shelley Beach. What a disgusting mess. Rubbish bins overflowing and rubbish left everywhere. Obviously there are lot people who just don’t care for our environment. There was a regatta on so surely council could supply extra bins for events but why can’t people take there rubbish home. Come on, time to pull your socks up people.

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Taylor River fish are thriving

When walking along the town green belt yesterday, it was great to see so many young fish swimming around happily in the Taylor, real positive sign of life and recovery. I think the abundance is because they finally have some habitat to live in. Was very encouraging.

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Pictured with the piece are, from left: Nola Christian, Robyn Butt (obscured), Shirley Nicoll, Cathy Hughes, Amy Sandler, Mary Best, Marie Pope, Joan Johnson, Alice Tabor, and Gloria Mitchell.

Artists’ collective effort on show Story and photo by Cathie Bell A community group of artists are looking forward to having their work on display in an exhibition opening today. Redwood Village Artists have worked together to produce pieces on show at the “Chasing the Masterpiece” exhibition at the Marlborough Art Society Gallery in High Street. The exhibition opened last night, and runs from today until March 13. The group has been going since 1998,

spokeswoman Robyn Butt says. They meet weekly at the Brooklyn Croquet Club rooms to draw and paint together, with usually 12 people attending. Member Mary Best says the light in the rooms is very good for painting. One art work is a collaborative piece with individuals contributing pieces that have been put together to create a work called “Aspects of Marlborough”.

EcoWorld Picton Aquarium’s John Reuhman and Avian Consultant Rosemary Vanderlei with the yellow-crowned kakariki.

Parakeets breeding success at EcoWorld By Cathie Bell The first four native parakeets from EcoWorld’s yellow-crowned kakariki breeding programme have been successfully released into the wild. Ecoworld Trust’s John Reuhman says it is exciting for the trust to help breed a native parakeet that is being released initially into the Nelson Tasman region. “We hope to be able to extend our programme and breed for projects closer to home such as the Kaipupu Point Mainland Wildlife Sanctuary.” The EcoWorld Trust is breeding the yellowcrowned kakariki on behalf of Project Janszoon and the Department of Conservation to help boost the native parakeet population in the Abel Tasman National Park. Six yellow-crowned kakariki were initially transferred from Long Island in Queen Charlotte Sound to EcoWorld to start the breeding programme in June 2014. Project Janszoon, a privately funded trust, is working with the department, the Abel

Tasman Birdsong Trust, the community and local iwi to restore the ecology of the Abel Tasman National Park over 30 years. The release into the Abel Tasman National Park follows 18 months of hard work, many hundreds of staff hours and thousands of dollars donated by John and his EcoWorld Trust. John says it’s often really hard and sometimes heart breaking work at EcoWorld’s Wildlife Recovery and Breeding Centre in Picton so it’s fantastic to have this success from our breeding programme. “I’m hugely indebted to my team for their dedication and care of these precious rare parakeets.” The breeding programme is part of EcoWorld’s mission to make a meaningful contribution to conservation in The Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman, he says. Project Janszoon aviculturalist, Rosemary Vander Lee says EcoWorld is part of Marlborough’s yellow-crowned kakariki breed to release programme, which also occurs at Lochmara Lodge and Tui Nature Reserve.


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Multicultural fun Marlborough’s Multicultural Festival is happening tomorrow, and everyone is invited to join the fun. This year, the Festival will be held on Saturday, 27 February at Baden Powell Green in Pollard Park, Blenheim, between 11 and 4pm. Entry is free. Organised by the Marlborough Migrant Centre, the festival is a chance for the different cultures in Marlborough to come together to Celebrating Race Unity Day and the changing face of Marlborough. Centre spokeswoman Margaret Western says there will be food and craft stalls, music and dance performances to enjoy, all of which give migrant communities the chance to share their unique identities with local people who are interested in the diverse range of cultures, languages and nationalities that Marlborough is now fortunate to have within its population. The Marlborough Multicultural Festival acknowledges and celebrates Race Relations Day, which is always in March, she says, but this year the Festival is being held in February to take advantage of better weather. The Race Relations Day theme for this year is ‘Welcoming Diversity.”

Members of the Happy Bird Dance Group practising their moves ahead of the Multicultural Festival this Saturday.

More than 4000 people celebrated the last festival, Margaret says. “This year, being the 10th anniversary, the Marlborough Migrant Centre hopes the Festival gives even more migrants to the province an opportunity to showcase their talents and traditions and foods.”

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- weekend event guide Friday 26 Skin Cancer Awareness Clinic Marlborough Convention Centre, 42a Alfred Street, Blenheim and Union Parish Church, 40 Broadway, Picton. The Cancer Society will be holding two clinics (Blenheim & Picton) to raise the awareness of skin cancer and early detection. Blenheim 2pm–7pm, Picton 3pm-7pm. The Omaka Maze Omaka Maize Maze, 200 Dog Point Road, Hawkesbury, Blenheim Fri 5-8pm, Sat 10am8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Family Fishing Competition $7000+ worth of prizes to be won. Entry forms available at outlets displaying posters or at Renwick Arms Country Club, 92 High Street, Renwick. Entries close 9.00pm, 26th February. Ph 5728597. Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road Havelock. EcoWorld Picton Aquarium Meet the locals up close with amazing New Zealand animals. Up Close Encounters at 11am and 2pm daily. Open daily from 9.30am. Picton Foreshore. Free Yoga On the Picton Foreshore all Summer long. Every Friday at noon (weather permitting). Open to anyone and everyone. Join the Marlborough Yoga Teacher for a blissful all skill levels Yoga practice. Just turn up. Library Book Sale Weekend Good Quality used books for sale, adult books, hardback, paperback, Children’s books, magazines, fiction or non-fiction. From 50c to $4. In the library forecourt in Arthur Street. 9.30am–4pm.

Saturday 27 The Original Gypsy Fair Redwoodtown School, 90 Cleghorn Street, Blenheim. Hand crafted products sold exclusively at the original gypsy fair, many of which are made before your very eyes. Live stage entertainment by our very own Magical Masterful Karloss. Free Entry. From 9am. Bikers Brekkie Liz Davidson Place, Starts 10.00am. Free ‘Bikers Brekkie’ with coffee, music, giveaways and biker ‘stuff’ to check out. Anyone who rides a motorbike or motor scooter can come along and enjoy. For more information contact Robyn Blackburn at Council on 520 7400.

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Marlborough Multicultural Festival Pollard Park, An opportunity to promote unity in diversity. Celebrate Marlborough’s diverse cultures as they share their ethnic food, dance, music and art. 11am–4pm.

Picton Men’s Shed “Where men can do what men do best” 9am-12pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Phone Rex Green 021 469191 or Bill Rogers 573 5507 for more information.

Havelock Lions Market Day Havelock Domain, Havelock. Books (from 50c each), plants, toys, pork, furniture plus more. Try out the new Petanque Court and Sausage sizzle. 9am-1pm.

Library Book Sale Weekend Good Quality used books for sale, adult books, hardback, paperback, Children’s books, magazines, fiction or non-fiction. From 50c to $4. In the library forecourt in Arthur Street. 10am–1pm.

Yealands Yak Yealands Estate, Seddon, Seaview road, Seddon, Blenheim. Grab your walking or running shoes and take on The Yealands’ YAK All Women’s Great Vineyard Estate Race. 7am–6pm. Summer Series Concert Picton Foreshore. Free children’s entertainment is the annual Marlborough 4 Fun Summer Concert, providing the region with two hours of free fun for all the family and live music. 2pm. Redwood Market 8am-12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, Plants Produce and Crafts. Marlborough Horticultural Society Late Summer Show St Christopher’s Anglican Church, 90 Weld Street. MHS Late Flower show is open to the public to view, Adults gold coin, children free. 9am–4:30pm. Marlborough Artisan Market Highlighting the best of Marlborough art, crafts, food and produce. Come along and browse our stalls every week. Every Saturday morning (weather dependant). 9am1pm. Wynen Street Carpark Wynen Street, Blenheim. Family Fishing Competiton $7000+ worth of prizes to be won. Entry forms available at outlets displaying posters or at Renwick Arms Country Club, 92 High Street, Renwick. Ph 5728597. Marlborough Horticultural Society Flower Show St. Christophers Hall, Weld Street. Wide variety of flowers, fruit, vegetables, raffles, sales table and displays. Small admission charge. 9am-4.30pm. Enquiries to Sandra 5787996. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am–12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd Club Meets Mondays at Clubs of Marlborough. Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842928. Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillon’s Point Rd opens 9am-12pm Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1-4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835.

Sunday 28 The Original Gypsy Fair Redwoodtown School, 90 Cleghorn Street, Blenheim. Hand crafted products sold exclusively at the original gypsy fair, many of which are made before your very eyes. Live stage entertainment by our very own. Magical Masterful Karloss. Free Entry. From 9am. Tua Marina Rodeo Blind Creek Road, Tua Marina. The 67th Annual Tua Marina Rodeo and Vintage Machinery Field Day. Gates open from 10am with the Rodeo starting at 11am. Bucking broncos, bull riding and much more! Free parking just look out for the signs. Admission is just $25 for a family pass (2adults, 3 kids) $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for the under fives. Waikawa Dive Centre’s Underwater Clean-up Divers and non divers required. Come and help us clean up underwater rubbish and keep our oceans clean. Air supplied free, BBQ afterwards for those helping. Registration required. Diving Waikawa Bay. 8.45am at Waikawa Dive Centre. Lunch provided. Contact: Stuart Scaife, waikawadive@xtra., ph 03 573 5939.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on! Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1 - 4pm, Every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. For more info contact Jim 578 8974 or Rod 579 4601. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, Come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free Admission. Associated Modellers Society Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm 4pm $2. Library Book Sale Weekend Good Quality used books for sale, adult books, hardback, paperback, Children’s books, magazines, fiction or non-fiction. From 50c to $4. In the library forecourt in Arthur Street. 1:30pm–4:30pm. The Far East and Beyond Marlborugh Yealands Estate Gallery, 204 High Street, Blenheim. Artists include Valeriu Sepi and Nyomam Gunarsa. Exhibition runs from 27 February-13 March. Speaker Ian Spence talks at 3pm. Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm.

Beneful Bark in the Park Taylor River Reserve, Monro Street. Pooches, grab your humans and get down to Taylor River Reserve to try your paw at some exciting activities including our famous agility course, doggie dress-ups, GoPro courses and more. 9am–12pm. Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm - 3pm All welcome. ‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your interest Farmers Market Showcasing the best of Marlborough some of the stalls are Picton Bakery, Koromiko Eggs, Banjo Brews, Traditional Country Preserves, Nuggety Creek, Riverina, Garden Bee Honey, Spudz n Greens, Kaikoura Cheese. Marlborough A&P Showground’s, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 9am – 12pm. Buy Local - Cook Local.

Family Fishing Competiton Saturday 27 & Sunday 28. $7000+ worth of prizes to be won. Entry forms available at outlets displaying posters or at Renwick Arms Country Club, 92 High Street, Renwick. Ph 5728597.

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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.

A Free Workshop for Newcomers Come and hear all the information you need to move into your home in New Zealand. Speakers: • Brian Kerr, a published writer on tenancy, will cover all aspects of renting a house. • Phil Muir, from New Zealand Home Loans, will outline what you need to purchase your first home in New Zealand. This will be an interactive session and you will be able to have all your questions answered.

Friday February 26, 2016

Blenheim Post Boxes clearance times update In order to get your mail where it needs to be, New Zealand Post is making a few adjustments in the Blenheim area to meet our connecting transport requirements. Please note from 1 March there will be changes in clearance times for some Post Boxes. We have placed stickers on all these affected Post Boxes to notify our customers of the change.


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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!

Remembered with all our love and wonderful memories. Selwyn and Adrienne, Katrina and Les, Jacob, Cody and Alex. xoxo

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Friday February 26, 2016


Aussies expose Black Cap deficiencies This feels like the peak of the New Zealand cricket era. The post-Brendon McCullum era looks set to be challenging and the Australians have illustrated some concerns for the Black Caps going forward. The 2-0 series sweep which saw the Aussies return to the No 1 spot in the test cricket ranking, highlighted our deficiencies at opener, spinner and the drop off in form of our two opening bowlers, Trent Boult and Tim Southee. Mark Craig is not a test spinner, I would invest in leg spinner Ish Sodhi, who won’t strangle a run rate but is always a wicket taking

threat if he masters his art. Martin Guptill has continued to struggle in the white clothes. With no real opening options there, perhaps he can become the new enforcer of the batting line up. He can play aggressively and looks to score runs like McCullum has done and in turn find the niche in tests he is desperately needing. The biggest worry coming out of this summer has been the decline of penetration from our opening bowlers Southee and Boult. Both men are nowhere near the form they had at the World Cup a year ago. Southee took just one wicket


in the last test and Boult is consistently 10kph slower than the swinging 140-plus we became used too. Neithe bowler has been able to swing the ball as much over the last 12 months and they were massively out performed by their Australian counterparts. Hopefully a change of bowling coach helps because the bowling has deteriorated. Credit to the Australians though, they expose weaknesses in other teams and outplayed the Kiwis in every department besides sportsmanship.


sports talk

Forrest Graperide There’s just weeks to go until the 12th Forrest Graperide on Saturday April 2, and the online entry system will shut down at midnight March 20. Getting your entry in time before this date will also ensure you have your bib number personalised with your name, where you come from and the category you are riding in. To date the Forrest Graperide has raised over $75,000 for the Cancer Society.

With ... Jacob Page

Sunday skate sessions The Blenheim Roller Skating Club will be hosting regular Sunday sessions at the roller skating rink on Stephenson Street from 1pm - 3pm. The public is welcome to attend. The only cost is $5 to hire skates for the day.

Movie ‘Project Wild Thing’

ABOVE: Last year’s racing action. INSET: The Lake Rotoiti Powerboat Regatta is this weekend, where The Boss driven by Raymond Hart will defend its South Island honours. Photos provided.

Powerboat action this weekend This weekend will see some powerful action on the water of Nelson Lakes National Park. Some of the fastest crafts on water will be competing in the Lake Rotoiti Powerboat Regatta two day racing event on February 27 and 28. The Rotoiti Power Boat Club

is proud to once again host this popular annual regatta on beautiful Lake Rotoiti in the heart of the Nelson Lakes National Park. There will be highlights all day with over 40 boats in six classes including the 250km speed machines putting out 2000hp in the GP

Hydroplanes, where South Island honours will be defended by the perennial favourite The Boss driven by Raymond Hart. In the Junior Clubmans local hopes have been pinned on Blenheim’s James Blakiston, a 15-year-old Marlborough Boys’ College student

and nephew of Raymond Hart. Jame’s boat Bast Off will be chasing the South Island Junior Clubman title. Also up for grabs will be the Pelorus Jack trophy which dates back to the 1930s and had its origins racing in the Picton harbour.

More than 200 dart players to compete in Blenheim Around 245 dart players will be in Blenheim next week for the Clubs New Zealand South Island Darts Tournament. The tournament begins on Wednesday March 2, goes through to Saturday and is hosted by the Clubs of Marlborough. The last time this tournament was held was four years ago. Of the 245 taking part, 23 are locals including players to watch out for, Michael Thoms, Tahana Cootes, Aaron Cowles and Shannon Campbell. Michael represented New Zealand youth in Australia two years ago. Other notable players include Warren Parry from Southland who defeated Michael Van Gerwen, also of Southland, while Canterbury’s Bernie Smith will be looking to defend his singles title. The tournament opens at 9:45am in the Clubs’ Main Hall followed by section play of Mixed Pairs. Each team must gain three wins to qualify for the main round, while those that don’t qualify play in the plate round. On Thursday is the Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs starting with section play for the ladies at 9am, and the Men at 10am. Friday will see the Ladies’ Singles commence at 10am

Sport Tasman and NZ Recreation Association are hosting the movie Project Wild Thing tonight at Elim Centre, Blenheim. Project Wild Thing is David’s hilarious real-life story of his determination to get his children away from screens and into nature. It’s a back to basics approach to reconnecting kids with nature in their backyard, around streams, in the forest, at the beach, in the park etc. He will encourage children to reconnect with nature with simplicity and at no cost. Filmmaker David Bond will be visiting from the UK and will be on hand to speak about his experiences and answer your questions on movie night. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm and screening runs from 6pm - 8pm. Adults $10, student (10 - 17 yrs) $5, under 10 free.

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The Clubs New Zealand South Island Darts Tournament will be held in Blenheim next week. with section play followed by the Ladies’ finals in the Junior and Youth championships. Finally on Saturday the Men’s Singles will kick off which 148 men have entered for.

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