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Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Nestled within the Marlborough Community Gardens on Ballinger Drive is a vegetable garden plot that is helping families across Marlborough. The plot belongs to Red Cross Marlborough and when harvested, the fresh produce is divided between the Marlborough Community Foodbank and John’s Kitchen.

Continued page 2 Red Cross Marlborough service centre co-ordinator Gayle Chambers with garden volunteer John Whitehead and some of the 1132 purple beans they picked on Sunday.






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Thousands of beans picked for charity Continued from page 1 Over the past two weeks around 2000 purple beans have been picked, including 1132 from Sunday. Red Cross service coordinator Gayle Chambers, with the help of volunteer gardeners John Whitehead and Allan Young, were tasked with the harvest and says there are still more to be picked yet. “By the time all the beans are harvested, I predict the garden would have produced

around 4000 beans,” Gayle smiles. What Gayle likes about the purple beans is that they are ‘prolific growers and non-stringy’, and will keep fresh longer. “Most people like beans and these are great keepers, which means they don’t have to be sent out to families immediately by the Foodbank,” she says. The garden plot is home to a huge array of vegetables and is lovingly tended by

John and newcomer Allan. It was originally taken care of by Gayle alone after starting it up three years ago. “It’s great to have the help now and John has done such a wonderful job with it,” she says. “The whole theory behind this garden was that who ever tended it could take what ever they wanted from it, then pass the rest of it on. “It works well and it’s great to know that many people are benefiting,” she says.

John Whitehead and Gayle Chambers are expecting to pick around 4000 beans this harvest.

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Robins let loose at Kaipupu Point By Cathie Bell About 24 South Island Robins were released at Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday afternoon, in a move chairman Barry Maister hopes will see kiwi make their home there too. About 100 sanctuary volunteers, local iwi representatives, sponsors, invited guests and local school children gathered to celebrate the longawaited release of South Island Robin yesterday. Kaipupu Point Chairman, Barry Maister, is excited about what the translocation means. “The arrival of the South Island Robin is the result of years of hard work, tireless commitment to the cause and a coming together of community to create something really special that Picton can be proud of. “We can now start planning for more translocations such as rifleman, saddleback and most exciting of all, kiwi.”

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Department of Conservation, along with experts engaged by Kaipupu Point Committee member Peter Hamill, including Bill Cash, Peter Gaze and Dr Katrina Hale, accompanied by an enthusiastic and skilled team of volunteers. It is expected around 30 – 40 birds would be released onto the Sanctuary. South Island Robin are small song birds who inhabit all levels of the forest but predominantly forage on the forest floor. This means that they are particularly vulnerable to predation and the success of the translocation will be dependent on constant vigilance by the Kaipupu Point pest monitoring team. The new arrivals are one of New Zealand’s friendliest native birds. They are expected to enhance the visitor experience with their bird song and familiarity with people.

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Councillors back paddling pool loss By Cathie Bell Council staff will keep Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse statues on the Picton waterfront when the paddling pool is removed, but the resting place for the pool’s commemoration plaque has yet to be decided. After a short discussion at last Thursday’s council meeting, Marlborough District councillors agreed to remove the paddling pool and to spend an extra $183,848 on top of a $115,000 bequest by Christchurch man Clifford Hague to build a “zero depth water-play feature” in its place. While they hope to move the Donald Duck statue to another place, there was no discussion on plans to remember the family who paid for the pool to be built 62 years ago. The paddling pool was built in 1954, paid for by Maria Card in memory of her father Alfred

Thomas Card, publisher of the first newspaper in Marlborough. Alfred Thomas Card owned the Marlborough Press, and was also a bookseller and stationer. The Press was Picton’s paper from 1861 until 1949. Council reserves and amenities manager Rosie Bartlett says the pool’s features would be preserved. Donald and Mickey will be part of the new water feature planned for the foreshore, she says. An “interpretation project” setting out the foreshore’s history will be designed, including the pool plaque and others from the “plenty of donated community funded projects” in that area, Rosie says. Councillor Trevor Hook says the new water feature would add vibrancy to the foreshore and fix the problems the paddling pool has. “What happens to Donald Duck? Hopefully it will stay on the fore-



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Super and veterans’ pension up Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension rates will increase on 1 April. The Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension rates are set at 66 per cent of average incomes, leading to a 2.73 per cent rise this year or an increase of $15.74 a week for a married couple, $10.23 a week for a single person living alone and $9.44 for a single person sharing accommodation.

shore somewhere. That is quite a concern of a lot of Picton people.” Councillor Laressa Shenfield says her children had slipped and fallen in the paddling pool. “I see this as a positive move. A lot of families go to the foreshore, I’m excited by the potential of this project.” Rosie said at the meeting the zero depth water-play feature was expensive. “A lot of it is under the ground, for sustainable water use and treatments and filtration of that water, rather than the current situation.” While councillors have agreed to spend the extra money, the proposal is now out for public consultation until May 9 as part of the council’s draft Annual Plan. Final decisions will be made in June.

Part of Rainbow Rd shut The Rainbow Road beyond the Rainbow Skifield turn-off has now re-opened after flood damage. The can be used to access St James and Molesworth Stations as well as Hanmer from SH63. Road status can be checked on Lone Star Farms Ltd’s website rainbow-access/ The Department of Conservation says the Acheron Road through Molesworth and the Tophouse/ Clarence Roads from Hanmer to Lake Tennyson are all open.

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By Cathie Bell A large yellow slide and a swing recovered by police after drug raids in Blenheim and Picton has been returned to the Marlborough District Council. Council reserves and amenities manager Rosie Bartlett says the slide and swing were taken from Burleigh Park in Blenheim in December 2014. The Burleigh Park slide was replaced by the council, at a cost of more than $4000. Rosie says the recovered one



will be in storage until it can be assessed. It was a one-off fibreglass product specially made for the site by local business Norski Fibreglass Products Ltd. Three people are facing charges after Marlborough Police executed search warrants at addresses in Blenheim and Waikawa on Wednesday. During the searches Police recovered methamphetamine, cannabis, 24 firearms and a large amount of stolen property includ-

ing the children’s slide which was found in bush near cannabis plants. Two firearms were also located in bush close to cannabis plants. The property recovered includes: motorcycles, a log splitter, concrete saw, tig welder, ride on lawnmower, generator, quad bike, chainsaws, commercial diesel heater, dingy, outboard motors, plumbing equipment and tools. Prevention Sergeant Mike Porter said methamphetamine users

often supported their habit by offending and that impacted on the wider community. “We know that most of the dishonesty offending we deal with can be linked to the use of methamphetamine,” he said. Two men both aged 35 years are in custody and will appear in the Marlborough District Court next Monday. A 25 year old woman has been released on bail and will appear in the Blenheim District Court on 14 March.

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‘Sea week’ off to a clean start The Waikawa Dive Centre organized a “clean up” dive in Waikawa Bay as part of the celebration of Sea Week this week. Waikawa Dive Centre manager Kate Trayling says while Sunday’s dive covered only a small portion of Waikawa Bay, “we can now say the western shore is much cleaner than before”. There were 29 people in five boats in the dive, including scuba and snorkel divers and required boat crew to haul the rubbish on board, she says. “The operation went without a hitch. We managed to spread the divers out along the dive area and the snorkelers worked the shallows and the scuba divers went to about 10 metres.” After an hour’s dive the divers had collected a few

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Donate for Fiji Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman is asking Marlborough people to do what they can to support the appeal for funds to help cyclone-ravaged Fiji. “Rotary New Zealand is urgently appealing for funds so they can send emergency kits and family food packs to Fiji. One of the best ways we can help is to donate money to help pay for these packs.” He says the devastation has been particularly distressing for Marlborough’s own Fijian community some of whom have family links with villages that have been badly damaged. Four Donation options promoted by Rotary are: At any Westpac Branch or by Internet Banking - Quoting 03 1702 0192208 01 Ref 666 Paypal at Give a Little at donate/org/rnzwcs Cheque to: RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand) PO Box 20309, Christchurch 8543 New Zealand

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Paddling pool Dear Ed, The history of the Memorial Paddling Pool in Picton was that in June 1954, the Picton Progress and Beautifying Society recommended to the Picton Borough Council that the £300 left in the Will of the late Miss Maria Veronica Card, Mr Card’s eldest daughter, be used for a suitable memorial to her father, the late Mr Alfred Thomas Card, and it should take the form of a children’s paddling pool on the Foreshore. It was also recommended that the pool should be 30ft x 30ft x 14 inches, with a suitably inscribed brass plaque installed at the base of the pool. However, the Memorial to Alfred Thomas Card was not erected until September 1954. Mr Card was the proprietor of the “Marlborough Press,” which was Picton’s newspaper from 1861 to 1949, he was also a bookseller and stationer. As well as being one of Picton’s memorials, the paddling pool is very popular with young mothers and their children. Surely the renovation of the old pool to bring it up to standard would be cheaper than the $482,698 (as mentioned in the “Sun,”) for a new water feature. The Marlborough District Council seems set on destroying Picton’s Memorials, as it was even looking at moving Picton’s War Memorial at the entrance to Seymour Garden’s on the Foreshore which was built to the memory of those fallen in World War I and II. As for “Donald Duck,” I believe some of those who built Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse still live in Picton. This memorial was in memory of A.T. Card, a local, and as such should remain, perhaps with some renovations, as suggested by Mrs Carmody. Mike Taylor

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Flag it Dear Ed, Should the New Zealand flag change to a flag without the union jack, it should provide an opportunity for Mr Key to do away with the Treaty of Waitangi - perhaps this is what he had in mind!! John Adams

Bad taste Dear Ed, Did I pass our local MP Stuart Smith by the other day and see on his lapel a badge, sporting Prime Minister John Key’s flag design? I am pretty sure my eyes saw right. If so I reckon it’s poor form. Is the cost of these promotions for Key’s obsession with a flag chance part of the $26 million or $30 million whatever the total cost is? It’s bad enough to see backbench MPs asking stupid “patsy” questions to ministers in Parliament given the taxpayer cost of running Parliament without seeing MPs toading to their leader by wearing his badge. Yuk! “Voter”

Concert mix up Dear Ed, The Blenheim Country Music Club Inc replying to criticism in the Friday Sun about the concert at Pollard Park on the 21st February. We did not give any information about a concert on that day to any media because the committee had decided we could not run this event this year. The Marlborough District Council was informed on the 10th February that we would not be needing the use of Pollard Park. We do not know who authorised the entry in the media about the concert and we do apologise for any inconvenience. Blenheim Country Music Club • The Sun notes the event was posted on The Eventfinda website.

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Building memories of family life Children’s Day is to be celebrated in Marlborough on March 6 this year. Cathie Bell talks to Barnardos child and family services co-ordinator Jodie Griffiths about what that means.

It’s the memories of things you do together that your children remember, and Marlborough’s Children’s Day celebrations are an opportunity to build some fun memories together. Barnardo’s Jodie Griffiths is one of the team organising Children’s Day at Brayshaw Park on Sunday morning, on behalf of the Marlborough Violence Intervention Project. Up to 7000 people are expected to attend the day, targeting children from three to 15. Jodie says Children’s Day is a good chance to have an enjoyable day out with children or grandchildren, without spending a lot of money. The celebrations start at 10am, and the free activities include messy play, bouncy castles, interactive challenges such as juggling, creative and craft activities, as well as teen water fun. Jodie says there will be limited food to buy onsite including sausages, apples and popcorn, and families are encouraged to bring their own picnic food and blankets. A national event, Children’s Day has been held in Marlborough for many years, she says. “It’s a day acknowledging how great children are.” Jodie has been with Barnardos for seven years, covering several roles. “I do the programme delivery for children and women who’ve experienced family violence, I do supervised contact for parents, and another programme to get under-fives

Childrens Day M arch 6, 2016 Children’s Day Te Ra O Te Tamariki Provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to give time to children. Children’s Day has been running since the early 2000s and is on the first Sunday of March each year. Hundreds of events happen all over the country each March, some big and some small. Children’s Day is about treasuring our children, including: • Giving time • Praising and encouraging • Listening and talking • Sharing love and affection • Exploring new experiences

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involved in early childhood education. “I’ve also been involved with the Active Dads programme in the past four years, which encourages dads to do more things with their children.” Barnardos works with children of any age, Jodie says, but it also runs the Incredible Years programme on the three to eight year olds. “You can do so much at that age. Your

strategies as a parent can be so great. You can build a good relationship as a foundation for the teenage years.” At Barnardos Marlborough, the particular focus is on proactively spending time with your children, the most important thing you can do, Jodie says. “That’s our foundation – from every angle you come from, it’s about strengthening that relationship, that is key.” Things can get in the way of that relation-

ship, ranging from the pressures of work to stresses from illhealth and other pressures. “We see things that sometimes difficult birth can affect the relationship. “In Marlborough, a lot of people live here without support, they can find those early years really difficult and can affect that parent-child relationship.” Women are sometimes better at building social arrangements to get out with their children and mix with others, so Barnardos offers the Active Dads programme in Marlborough to help fathers to build those arrangements. “Active Dads is a really low key programme, we set it up so it’s easy for dads to spend really child-focused time with their kids. “Often dads come home on Friday from work, they need to do chores on Saturday, plan to do something with the kids on Sunday, but you get busy and before you know it, it’s Sunday night. “We get Dads to try places out with their kids, find them places to do things together, and to get comfortable being there. “As women, we’re predominantly social, made to mix. Men can be a bit different.” This Sunday’s Children’s Day is another one of those activities to leave the house and get out with the children to do things together. “You don’t want to be in the situation where you look back and say I had well-presented house and garden, but have no memories of family life to look back on.”

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Canine capers get tails wagging By Paula Hulburt It was smiles all round and wagging tails as a dogs’ day out turned into a real family affair. Four Bernese Mountain dogs met for a mini reunion on the banks of the Taylor River at the Beneful Bark in The Park event on Sunday. Dad George, mum Nadia and their son and daughter, Kido and Lerryn, soaked up the sun at the popular event. And with a doggy dress up booth, agility course, splash zone and the chance to try out a Go Pro there was plenty for all the four-legged friends to do. Hundreds of furry friends of all shapes and sizes made the most of the annual event which attracted around 500 visi-

tors. Jess Shaw from the Beneful event team says the event was a huge success with lots of canine capers making it a hit with all who attended. “This was the first year we have run a Go Pro Station. “Basically the dogs wear a Go Pro camera for 10 minute slots so we can see things from a dog’s point of view. “All the footage will be edited to make a film for Facebook. “Blenheim dogs seemed to love the Go Pro so the video should be well worth a look.” RIGHT: Bill Green with his Taco Terrier Millie, who won the smallest dog category at the event

Sunny start to the year February was very sunny, with Blenheim making a good start to retain its sunshine capital title. Weather data collected by Plant and Food scientist Rob Agnew at the Grovetown Business Park shows last month was hot and sunny. The mean temperature was 20 degrees Celsius, 2.3 degrees above the long-term average temperature for February of 17.7 degrees. Last month was the second warmest February for Blenheim for the past 84 years, Rob says. The warmest February was in 1998. Last month’s 289.3 hours of sunshine is now the third sunniest February for the past 87 years. The sunniest February is 1968, with 298.0 hours.


Council plan out for comment The Plan also shows Council budgets are in an even stronger position than indicated last year, he says. “Ratepayers can see that our original long term planning was very conservative and that, as we have managed our capital spending on projects at a slightly slower speed, debt levels are lower and the rates outlook is well down. It’s a very satisfactory outcome. “Holding the rates increase down around 2 per cent while also funding some investment across the region is a real achievement and I hope ratepayers see that.” Alistair says he hopes councillors are not engulfed in more

requests for further spending during the Annual Plan submission process. The draft plan shows that, in the longer term, 2019-20 is the only year where rates are projected to rise above the Council’s self-imposed rates cap and that is due to the financing arrangements for the Flaxbourne Irrigation Scheme. However, that irrigation scheme does not have any financial impact on any ratepayer other than those who sign up to it, Alistair says. A new rate set at $1 a hectare on Flaxbourne landowner members, allowing Council to recover its costs for the scheme, is outlined in the Annual Plan.

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Pirtek Stadium, 8:05pm Brookvale Oval, 8:05pm GIO Stadium, 3:00pm Campbelltown Stadium, 5.30pm 1300Smiles Stadium, 6.30pm Allianz Stadium, 4.00pm Cbus Super Stadium, 5.30pm AAMI Park, 7.00pm

Panthers vs. Bulldogs Broncos vs. Warriors Raiders vs. Roosters Rabbitohs vs. Knights Eels vs. Cowboys Sharks vs. Dragons Storm vs. Titans Tigers vs. Sea Eagles

Pepper Stadium, 8.05pm Suncorp Stadium, 7.05pm GIO Stadium, 3.00pm ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm Pirtek Stadium, 7.30pm Shark Park, 4.00pm AAMI Park, 6.30pm Leichhardt Oval, 7.00pm




Broncos vs. Knights Raiders vs. Sharks Tigers vs. Storm Roosters vs. Panthers

Suncorp Stadium, 7.30pm GIO Stadium, 2.00pm Leichhardt Oval, 4.00pm Allianz Stadium, 7.00pm


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Rabbitohs vs. Bulldogs Broncos vs. Cowboys Raiders vs. Titans Roosters vs. Sea Eagles Dragons vs. Panthers Warriors vs. Knights Tigers vs. Eels Sharks vs. Storm

1300Smiles Stadium, 7:05pm ANZ Stadium, 8.05pm Hunter Stadium, 5.30pm Pepper Stadium, 7.30pm Cbus Super Stadium, 8.30pm Mt Smart Stadium, 4.00pm Sydney Cricket Ground, 4.00pm Brookvale Oval, 7.00pm

ANZ Stadium, 4:00pm Suncorp Stadium, 7.05pm GIO Stadium, 5.30pm Allianz Stadium, 7.30pm WIN Stadium, 4.00pm Mt Smart Stadium, 4.00pm ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm Shark Park, 7.00pm

Sea Eagles vs. Rabbitohs Titans vs. Broncos Storm vs. Knights Tigers vs. Sharks Cowboys vs. Dragons Roosters vs. Warriors Eels vs. Panthers Bulldogs vs. Raiders

Brookvale Oval, 8.05pm Cbus Super Stadium, 7.05pm AAMI Park, 3:00pm Campbelltown Stadium, 5.30pm 1300Smiles Stadium, 6.30pm Central Coast Stadium, 2.00pm Pirtek Stadium, 4.00pm Belmore Sports Ground, 7.00pm

Broncos vs. Dragons Rabbitohs vs. Roosters Eels vs. Raiders Warriors vs. Sea Eagles Panthers vs. Cowboys Sharks vs. Titans Knights vs. Tigers Storm vs. Bulldogs

Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm Pirtek Stadium, 3.00pm Mt Smart Stadium, 7.30pm Pepper Stadium, 7.30pm Shark Park, 2.00pm Hunter Stadium, 4.00pm AAMI Park, 7.00pm

Sea Eagles vs. Eels Cowboys vs. Rabbitohs Titans vs. Dragons Bulldogs vs. Warriors

Brookvale Oval, 7.50pm 1300Smiles Stadium, 7.50pm Cbus Super Stadium, 3.00pm Westpac Stadium, 7.30pm

Sunday, Apr 17 Monday, Apr 18 ROUND EIGHT Friday, Apr 22 Saturday, Apr 23

Sunday, Apr 24 Monday, Apr 25

ROUND NINE Thurday, Apr 28 Friday, Apr 29 Saturday, Apr 30

Sunday, May 1

Monday, May 11 ROUND TEN Thursday, May 12 Friday, May 13 Saturday, May 14

Sunday, May 15 Monday, May 16

Broncos vs. Rabbitohs Bulldogs vs. Titans Raiders vs. Tigers Cowboys vs. Eels Sharks vs. Panthers Knights vs. Sea Eagles Dragons vs. Roosters Storm vs. Warriors

Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm ANZ Stadium, 3.00pm GIO Stadium, 5.30pm 1300Smiles Stadium, 7.30pm Shark Park, 4.00pm Hunter Stadium, 2.00pm Allianz Stadium, 4.00pm AAMI Park, 7.00pm

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ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm Carrington Park, Bathurst, 3.00pm Allianz Stadium, 5.30pm Brookvale Oval, 7.30pm Mt Smart Stadium, 2.00p Cbus Super Stadium, 2.00pm Shark Park, 4.00pm ANZ Stadium, 7.00pm

Dragons vs. Raiders Eels vs. Rabbitohs Panthers vs. Warriors Storm vs. Cowboys Sea Eagles vs. Broncos Knights vs. Sharks Tigers vs. Bulldogs Titans vs. Roosters

Jubilee Oval, 7.50pm Pirtek Stadium, 7.50pm AMI Stadium, Christchurch, 5.00pm Suncorp Stadium, 5.30pm Suncorp Stadium, 7.30pm Hunter Stadium, 2.00pm ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm Cbus Super Stadium, 7.00pm

ROUND SIXTEEN Friday, Jun 24 Saturday, Jun 25

Sunday, Jun 26 Monday, Jun 27 Byes: Eels, Roosters ROUND SEVENTEEN Thursday, Jun 30 Friday, Jul 1 Saturday, Jul 2

Sunday, Jul 3 Monday, Jul 4

ROUND ELEVEN Thursday, May 19 Friday, May 20 Saturday, May 21

Sunday, May 22 Monday, May 23 ROUND TWELVE Friday, May 27 Saturday, May 28 Sunday, May 29 Monday, May 30






Broncos vs. Raiders Tigers vs. Rabbitohs Knights vs. Warriors Eels vs. Titans Roosters vs. Storm Sea Eagles vs. Panthers Dragons vs. Bulldogs Sharks vs. Cowboys

Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm Hunter Stadium, 3.00pm TIO Stadium, 5.00pm Allianz Stadium, 4.00pm Brookvale Oval, 4.00pm ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm Shark Park, 7.00pm


Jul 28 - Aug 1 Bulldogs vs. Dragons Cowboys vs. Storm Eels vs. Tigers Rabbitohs vs. Raiders Roosters vs. Broncos Sea Eagles vs. Knights Titans vs. Sharks Warriors vs. Panthers

ANZ Stadium 1300Smiles Stadium ANZ Stadium ANZ Stadium Allianz Stadium Brookvale Oval Cbus Super Stadium Mt Smart Stadium

Rabbitohs vs. Eels Dragons vs. Storm Warriors vs. Roosters Titans vs. Sea Eagles

ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm WIN Stadium, 7.30pm Mt Smart Stadium, 6.00pm Cbus Super Stadium, 7.00pm


Aug 4 - Aug 8 Dragons vs. Broncos Eels vs. Sea Eagles Knights vs. Bulldogs Panthers vs. Roosters Sharks vs. Raiders Storm vs. Rabbitohs Tigers vs. Cowboys Titans vs. Warriors

WIN Stadium Pirtek Stadium Hunter Stadium Pepper Stadium Shark Park AAMI Park Leichhardt Oval Cbus Super Stadium


Aug 11 - Aug 15 Broncos vs. Eels Bulldogs vs. Sea Eagles Dragons vs. Sharks Knights vs. Panthers Raiders vs. Storm Roosters vs. Cowboys Tigers vs. Titans Warriors vs. Rabbitohs

Suncorp Stadium ANZ Stadium Jubilee Oval Hunter Stadium GIO Stadium Allianz Stadium Campbelltown Stadium Mt Smart Stadium


Aug 18 - Aug 22 Broncos vs. Bulldogs Cowboys vs. Warriors Knights vs. Titans Panthers vs. Tigers Rabbitohs vs. Sharks Raiders vs. Eels Roosters vs. Dragons Sea Eagles vs. Storm

Suncorp Stadium 1300Smiles Stadium Hunter Stadium Pepper Stadium ANZ Stadium GIO Stadium Allianz Stadium Brookvale Oval


Aug 25 - Aug 29 Bulldogs vs. Cowboys Eels vs. Dragons Knights vs. Rabbitohs Sea Eagles vs. Raiders Sharks vs. Roosters Storm vs. Broncos Titans vs. Panthers Warriors vs. Tigers

Belmore Sports Ground Pirtek Stadium Hunter Stadium Brookvale Oval Shark Park AAMI Park Cbus Super Stadium Mt Smart Stadium


Sep 1 - Sep 4 Broncos vs. Roosters Bulldogs vs. Rabbitohs Cowboys vs. Titans Dragons vs. Knights Panthers vs. Sea Eagles Storm vs. Sharks Tigers vs. Raiders Warriors vs. Eels

Suncorp Stadium ANZ Stadium 1300Smiles Stadium Jubilee Oval Pepper Stadium AAMI Park Leichhardt Oval Mt Smart Stadium


Qualifying Semi-Finals Semi-Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final

Byes: Broncos, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Knights, Panthers, Raiders, Sharks, Tigers Rabbitohs vs. Tigers Eels vs. Bulldogs Panthers vs. Raiders Roosters vs. Knights Sea Eagles vs. Cowboys Warriors vs. Dragons Titans vs. Storm Sharks vs. Broncos Rabbitohs vs. Dragons

Rabbitohs vs. Dragons Cowboys vs. Broncos Tigers vs. Knights Warriors vs. Raiders Sharks vs. Sea Eagles Panthers vs. Titans Bulldogs vs. Roosters Eels vs. Storm

Broncos vs. Tigers Dragons vs. Cowboys Raiders vs. Bulldogs Knights vs. Eels

ANZ Stadium, 7.50pm 1300Smiles Stadium, 7.50pm Campbelltown Stadium, 3.00pm Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, 7.30pm Shark Park, 7.30pm Pepper Stadium, 2.00pm ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm Pirtek Stadium, 7.00pm

Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm WIN Stadium, 7.30pm GIO Stadium, 4.00pm Hunter Stadium, 7.00pm

ROUND EIGHTEEN Friday, Jul 8 Saturday, Jul 9 Sunday, Jul 10 Monday, Jul 11

Panthers vs. Rabbitohs Knights vs. Dragons Sharks vs. Warriors Bulldogs vs. Broncos Titans vs. Raiders Storm vs. Tigers Cowboys vs. Sea Eagles

Roosters vs. Bulldogs Broncos vs. Storm Warriors vs. Titans Tigers vs. Panthers Sharks vs. Eels Raiders vs. Knights Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys Sea Eagles vs. Dragons

Eels vs. Roosters Bulldogs vs. Tigers Panthers vs. Sharks Raiders vs. Cowboys

Allianz Stadium, 7.50pm Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm Mt Smart Stadium, 5.00pm ANZ Stadium, 5.30pm Shark Park, 7.30pm GIO Stadium, 2.00pm Barlow Park, Cairns, 4.00pm Brookvale Oval, 7.00pm

Pirtek Stadium, 7.50pm ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm Pepper Stadium, 4.00pm GIO Stadium, 7.00pm

Sunday, Jul 17 Monday, Jul 20

Dragons vs. Titans Sea Eagles vs. Warriors Rabbitohs vs. Broncos Knights vs. Storm Panthers vs. Eels Roosters vs. Sharks

Jubilee Oval, 7.50pm NIB Stadium, 3.30pm ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm Hunter Stadium, 2.00pm Pepper Stadium, 4.00pm Allianz Stadium, 7.00pm

Byes: Panthers, Rabbitohs, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Storm, Titans, Warriors Byes: Bulldogs, Cowboys, Raiders, Tigers ROUND THIRTEEN Friday, Jun 3 Saturday, Jun 4

Sunday, Jun 5 Monday, Jun 6

Raiders vs. Sea Eagles Warriors vs. Broncos Cowboys vs. Knights Storm vs. Panthers Roosters vs. Tigers Rabbitohs vs. Titans Bulldogs vs. Sharks

GIO Stadium, 7.50pm Mt Smart Stadium, 5.00pm 1300Smiles Stadium, 5.30pm AAMI Park, 7.30pm Allianz Stadium, 4.00pm NIB Stadium, 4.30pm ANZ Stadium, 7.00pm

Byes: Dragons, Eels

ROUND TWENTY Thursday, Jul 21 Friday, Jul 22 Saturday, Jul 23

Sunday, Jul 24 Monday, Jul 25

Cowboys vs. Bulldogs Broncos vs. Panthers Raiders vs. Warriors Titans vs. Eels Storm vs. Roosters Sharks vs. Knights Dragons vs. Tigers Rabbitohs vs. Sea Eagles

1300Smiles Stadium, 7.50pm Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm GIO Stadium, 3.00pm Cbus Super Stadium, 5.30pm AAMI Park, 7.30pm Shark Park, 2.00pm ANZ Stadium, 4.00pm Allianz Stadium, 7.00pm

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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:


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DAILY at 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 7pm

THOMPSON: Hayden and Georgia are happy to announce the safe arrival of their first baby girl, Harper Elizabeth (8lb 3oz) on the February 26, 2016, at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Shona Wills, Olivia and all the staff at maternity. Mum and baby doing well.

BENSEMAN: Lance and Tayler are so happy to announce the arrival of their first baby boy, Adam Anthony (9lb 3oz) on February 26, 2016, at 6.44am at Wairau Hospital. Special thanks to Cathy Middleton and all the maternity staff at Wairau Hospital.



BEERENS: Leigh, Lyn and Lachy would like to welcome Eowyn Lilly June (5lb 7oz) born at Wellington Hospital on February 23, 2016. We would like to thank Gwen Costello and Helen Crampton for their care in the first half of the pregnancy. Photo provided.

Renwick Playcentre open day The Renwick Playcentre is hosting a ‘Community Open Day’ on March 12 from 9:30am - 11:30am. Babies, preschool children and their parents/caregivers are warmly invited to join the Da Costa/Sales: Proud big brother Philip Lucas, is so excited to announce the early but safe arrival of his little brother Noah Lucas, on February 11, 2016, at 12:20pm at Wairau Hospital. A gift from Lord to Sol and Iran. Special thanks to our awesome midwife Gwen Costello, Helen Crampton and all the staff at Theatre and Maternity for all your support. Photo provided.

VERCOE: Aaron and Rebekah are excited to introduce Manaia Jacob. Born 6.58pm on February 2, 2016, weighing in at a healthy 10lb 1oz. A huge ‘thank you’ to Cathy Middleton, specialists involved in the delivery, and the midwives at Wairau Maternity. Photo provided.



Mum of The Week

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Wednesday March 2, 2016



Raupō Café offers breakfast, lunch and bistro style dinner seven days a week, with a tempting brunch menu on weekends. Our wine list features New Zealand wines with an added French cellar list and talented in house pastry chefs create new treats daily for our little patisserie: Le Delice.

• Open 7 days for dinner • Open to the public • Fresh seasonal paddock to plate philosophy • Wholesome New Zealand cuisine with a European influence • Located at Marlborough Vintners Hotel

We also offer tailored set menu options and private dining areas for group functions.

190 Rapaura Road, Renwick 03 572 5094

Bringing you stunning waterfront dining right in the heart of Picton.


6 Symons Street • P: 64 3 577 8822

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Vintners Room Restaurant head chef David Haase with one of his specialty dishes - the ‘vegetable wrapped Snapper with squid ink pasta, served on a carrot and whey puree.’

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Marlborough is indeed spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, the key is finding somewhere unique that takes the dining experience to a whole new level. Marlborough Vintners Hotel on Rapaura Road is home to the Vintners Room Restaurant, and is revered for its bold, eclectic menu and exceptional service. The star of the Hotel’s restaurant is the menu, an inspiring mix of fresh Marlborough produce and garden vegetables and herbs grown onsite. Every dish is rounded off with a European twist, passionately plated by head chef David Haase and his team. David who hails from Germany was professionally trained under Michelin star chefs prior to coming to New Zealand, and continues to pour every ounce of his talent into every dish. The restaurant is open seven days a week and most certainly to the public, says Marlborough Vintners Hotel general manager Travis Moriarty. “While we are frequented by tour groups and visitors to the region, we do want the locals to know that the restaurant is open for evening dining and invite them to come out and try us for themselves if they haven’t already,” he says. The restaurant seats up to 40 people and


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General manager Travis Moriarty.

there is no pressure on diners to rush off after their meal. “We do one seating and leave it at that, we want our diners to have a relaxing and memorable experience,” Travis says. Outside the restaurant is another area where people can dine when the weather is nice, and of course there are two function rooms which can be booked for larger events. If it’s a day time visit you would prefer, the restaurant’s bar facility is open from 2:30pm and small plate dining is offered. To avoid disappointment bookings are encouraged. “We look forward to seeing you soon.”

Chef’s recommendation Entree: Nelson scallops served with a fennel puree, orange vinaigrette and fried ginger. Main: Seafood chowder with mussels, smoked salmon and white fish, finished


with orange juice, zest and brandy. Dessert: With plums being in season, I would suggest a warm plum cake served with a creme fraiche sorbet and plum compote.

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Wednesday March 2, 2016

Fishing Competition

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out & about

Renwick Arms Country Club’s Family Fishn’ Competition event at the weekend was a huge success with a record 227 entries.

 Nick Sinclair and Jim Hagen with their

 Kylie Austin with her 13.5kg Kingfish.


 Youngster Lucas Dickeson pictured with his father Graham. Lucas was excited to weigh in his Spotty.

 Morgan Potts with his Blu

e Cod.

Tuamarina Rodeo All ages turned out for the Tuamarina Rodeo held on Saturday to enjoy the bull and bronco riding and family entertainment.

 Martha Cooke, Fletcher Cooke and Archie Cooke.  Wendy Lindstrom with dau

ghter Ruby.

 Harley Keen and Tayla Edwards.

Barking good fun People and their dogs shared the fun at the Beneful Bark in The Park event on Sunday.

 Payton Flood, 4, with her dog Addie

 Kelly and Tui Ogilvy, with Lily

 Ella Agnew, 4, with her dog Midge.

 Lilly Mead, Imogen Arm strong, and Ava Armstrong, with Shimm a

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Wednesday March 2, 2016 LLOYD BUSH

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

Blenheim Healing Rooms Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays every month. 11.00am-1pm. Salvation Army HQ, Henry St Blenheim. Sign out. Free Christian healing prayers available to anyone. Phone 578 9704.

Community Law Marlborough Presents free legal education at the Blenheim Library. Neighbours: Trees and disputes. Wednesday, March 9th, 12.10-12.50pm.

Depression Support Group

Manager & Funeral Director

Free Ceilidh Come Scottish country dancing. No need for a partner. Monday 7th March, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Whitney Street School Hall, Whitney Street. No charge.

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.

Sheets`n` Things Beautiful Christian cards for sale at Sheets’n’Things. Between The Warehouse car park building & Johns Kitchen. Ph 578 1356 ext 5 or 021 1788 337

St Christopher’s Goodwill

You are not alone! Spend time with others who understand. Meets Bread of Life, 14B Stephenson St, Thurs 1pm-2.30pm. Ph Barb: 0277372403.

Friday 4th. March 9 AM - Noon at the Church Hall Redwoodtown. Usual bargains, good used clothing, household goods and books


St John Community Shop Springlands

• 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

Thursday 7pm, Blenheim Bowling Donations of lemons and other Club, 40 housies, 3 supers, 3 x $500, fresh produce wanted, also small raffles and refreshments available. jam jars and preserving jars gratefully Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra. received. Thank you. Phone 5781754.

Family/Whanau for information /advocacy/sup- Talk/Tech/Teach Thursday 9.30am St Christopher’s port 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.

Church Lounge. Adult colouring, iPad, mobile Phone Training. BYO books, iPads, Mobiles. Morning Tea provided. $2 donation. Phone Wendy 0212230160 or 5794446.

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In Memoriam

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

death notices HAMILTON, Stanley Albert: Of Blenheim, late of Invercargill. Died peacefully on February 26, 2016, after a short illness. In his 85th year. Loved husband of the late Audrey Lucy Jane (nee Adamson) and the late Shirley Rose Townsend. Father of Sylvia Anderson, Esther, and Peter. The last of six brothers, survived by his sister Eunice Robson and his sistersin-law. Loved Uncle, Grandfather and GrandStan of the Townsends. Messages may be sent c/- Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A service for Stanley will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2.00pm on Thursday, March 3, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. No flowers by request. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 KRAMMER, Reginald Gilbert: Passed away, unexpectedly but peacefully, at home on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of Shirley. Much loved father and father-in-law of Debbie and Ronnie Nicholson (Gore), Sandra and Greg Currie (Pelorus), Megan and Peter Eden (Christchurch), Kirsty Krammer (Christchurch). Hilarious ‘Pop’ of his grandchildren Lexie, Tom, Sam, Hayley, Emily, and Georgia. Very new Great-Grand-Pop of Harriet. Messages to 11 Ward Street, Blenheim 7201. A celebration of Reg’s life will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 11.00am on Thursday, March 3, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719


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ROUSE, Frederick (Fred): On Friday, February 26, 2016, passed away peacefully at Springlands Lifestyle Village. Aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Allison. Much loved father of Karen and Judith. Father-in-law to Ed. Dearly loved Grandad to Lu and Alfie (‘the boy’). Messages may be sent to the Rouse family c/- Box 110, Blenheim 7240. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimers Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent c/- 8 Wither Road, Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to the hospital staff at Springlands Lifestyle Village. A service for Fred will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2.00pm on Wednesday, March 2, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

in memoriam Margaret Ellen Bradley 5.1.1935 - 1.3.2015

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

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Welcome to the WELCOME TO THE SOCIETY CancerCANCER Society MARLBOROUGH Marlborough

Permanent and relief deliverers wanted for South Street area

Vineyard Assistant Manager/Supervisor

Are you a hard worker and looking for a small job? Do you have parental or caregivers support? If this sounds like you, please discuss with your parent or caregiver and give us a call.

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Topics covered include: - What is cancerIntroducing our friendly staff - Coping with emotions Margot Wilson, RN-Manager and Support and - Nutrition Information Provider Corinne Payne, RN-Health Promoter - Relaxation techniques (relief support and Information provider) - Survivorship Hilary Gill, Finance and Retail Co-ordinator Starting Wednesday 9th March, Jasmine McDonald, Volunteer 6.30-8.30pm at the Cancer Co-ordinatorSociety and Administrator.

Please phone 577 7868


bAKER We require an enthusiastic and passionate Baker capable of producing high standard products. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a skilled team in a successful supermarket. We see the successful applicant as having: • A good understanding of the Bakery Industry and products • A passion for baking • Self Motivation • Excellent communication skills • Experience • Innovative ideas • Great Customer Service • A focus on teamwork Key responsibilities include: • Producing a range of consistently high quality products to meet demand • Maintaining a high standard of merchandising. • Adhering to Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards • Delivering excellent Customer Service

How can we help? Look Good Feel Better Workshop Our team welcomes enquiries from community groups, Maraes, schools, etc. who would like a

workshopfor or talkwomen from the CancerdiagSociety. We are A fun, free, relaxed event nosed with cancer. happy to visit Picton and Rural Marlborough. To register for the next workshop on the Diary, June-July 2009 11th April, please call or pop in to se us.

For more information (including venue details) or to register your interest in these events, contact 03 579 4379 or

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Friday 4th March, 6.30-10pm along for some time out. Tuesdays, 5:30-7.00pm. UV face painting, prizes for the best fancy Gynaecological Cancers Network – for women with a diagnosis of Cancer of the uterus, dress, kids goodie bags. endometrium, cervix, ovary or vulva. Thursday, Children (4-15yrs) $8JuneAdults $10 11, 6.00-7:30pm Sleep Workshops – Sleep disruption is common with a cancerthe diagnosis, making Fundraising eveningintopeoplesupport Cancer coping more difficult. This course, run over two Society Marlborough.Saturdays, looks at practical ways to improve

Days of work will be discussed at the interview. One weekend day will be required. We will be offering competitive remuneration for this role. If you have what we are looking for and are ready to take on an exciting new challenge, then please complete an application instore at New World Blenheim.

sleep for well-being – Saturday, June 13 and 27. Did you know that Bowel cancer is one of the Thank you! most common cancers among men and women

Applications for this position should have New Zealand Citizenship, New Zealand Permanent Residency or a valid New Zealand Work Permit.

in NZ? Public Lecture – “Reducing the Impact of Bowel Cancer – whatwho can you do?” Speaker We would like to thank everyone Dr A Luck (colorectal surgeon). Come along to joined us on the sunset 10km run/walk hear one of Australia’s experts on the subject to along the Taylor River.findItoutwas a beautiful more. Tuesday, June 16, 7.00-8:30pm, Scenic Circle Hotel (Seymour Street.)

We currently have a position available for a vineyard assistant manager/supervisor Applicants must have the following: 1 Clean drivers licence 2 Excellent communication skills 3 Able to work long hours when required 4 At least level 4 viticulture hort ITD or equivalent and 3 years vineyard experience 5 Be able to report to management and complete paperwork on time, and implement company policy 6 Reliable, have a tidy work ethic and computer literate 7 Preference will be given to an experienced supervisor, but not essential as full training will be given to the right applicant Drug testing may be undertaken E&E Trading LTD Please contact 0279371707 Email:

OFFICE CHAMPION REAL ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR Debbie Webster and Mike Pero Real Estate are trusted names in Marlborough real estate. With sales busier than ever and our current champion departing we are looking for a new office administrator preferably licensed or with real estate experience to keep supporting the team. You’ll require strong commitment to achieving the very best result for our clients with a proven background in customer service, marketing and office administration to make this happen. A real estate sales certificate or desire to study towards their license would be advantageous to the development of the role and business. You will: • be responsible for organising and coordinating the smooth day to day running of the office and marketing support • live and breathe for a turbo paced environment where no two days are the same • be a strong multi tasker and team player willing to help whenever. If you are looking for a new challenge and a role you can make your own then we want to talk to you. Please apply by sending your cover letter and current CV to

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd. Licensed REAA (2008)

evening – made special by your efforts and Support Services, the warm welcome ofBreast TeCancer Rerenga o te Mid-Winter Rā Function, Thursday, July 2, 6:30-8:30pm. Kapa Haka at the finish line. Prostate Cancer Informal Dinner Meeting – for Thank you to all whomen gave their and their partners,time, Wednesday, July 15, Pleasethe phoneSkin us for venue details. expertise and assisted6.00-8.00pm. us with Awareness Clinics. Cancer Contacts A special mention of Cancer thanks MarlborSocietyto Marlborough, The Forum, Box 233, Blenheim; Phone 03 579 ough District CouncilPOand Hirepool, and to4379; Opening hours: Monday to Friday Blenheim Lions for setting up and packing 9.00am-4:30pm down. Email address:

Vehicle SaleS PerSon

Cancer helpline: 0800 CANCER (226 237) Cancer Society website: for reliable and up toThe date information, links and Cancer Society Marlborough, Forum, chat forums.


Cancer Contacts

Email address: Cancer helpline: 0800 CANCER (226 237) Cancer Society website: for reliable and up to date information, links and chat forums.

situations vacant

Students required

With the help of volunteers we work with local health professionals and community groups to ensure that information about living well, cancer treatment and support, and survivorship, anyone who needs it; free or A friendly, informativeis available andtofree, 6 week with minimal charges. It is important to us that programme (with invited guest speakers) we reach everyone who needs our help and for anyone diagnosedinformation, with cancer if you know ofand anyonetheir who may benefit from our services please cut out this support person. newsletter and pass it on.

PO Box 233, Blenheim. Phone 03 579 4379 The Cancer Society is funded entirely by charitable donations and thanks the Marlborough Opening hours: community for its continued support. Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4:30pm

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Houston Mitsubishi and Peugeot Blenheim is in growth mode, in both new and used vehicles, so we are searching for a very enthusiastic proactive person who can make a big contribution to our continued growth. Key responsibilities: • Manage and develop relationships with existing clients • Show initiative in obtaining new business • Driven to achieve budgeted targets Required Skills & Experience • Understanding and appreciation of our products • Demonstrated success in selling (preferably vehicles) • Basic technical knowledge of motor vehicles and computer skills Personality • Dynamic self-motivated & dedicated to succeed • Passionate & dedicated to delivering high customer service • Honest, reliable & hard-working, doing what needs to be done • Have a high standard of presentation and experience Ultimately we are seeking an ambitious, hands-on sales person with a real passion for growing business. Remuneration is by way of retainer, commission and company vehicle. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. If you are interested in this role and have the relevant skills & experience, please forward your CV to:, applications close on the 11 March.

The Cancer Society is funded entirely by charitable donations and thanks the Marlborough community for its continued support.


situations vacant

STORESPERSON We are a progressive electricity distribution business providing high quality services to the Marlborough region and are looking to employ a Storesperson at our Taylor Pass Depot. The successful applicant will:  be physically fit  have an interest in learning and developing  have the ability to operate computer controlled inventories  be motivated, and enjoy working in a team environment  preferably have an endorsed forklift license, accuracy with figures and mechanical skills. In-service training will be given in all aspects of the Store’s operations and the position offers the right person opportunities of advancement in a logistics career. Apply via: Or for a recruitment pack email: Ph. (03) 577 7007

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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 9am6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. 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. 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: Wa i r a u H o s p i t a l : D a i l y 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.

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Rodeo an overall great event Photos by Celeste Alexander The Tuamarina Rodeo and Vintage Machinery Field Day was held on Sunday and despite the sweltering heat the crowds enjoyed what was on offer.

Wednesday March 2, 2016


Sport inbrief

The event committee is yet to meet and total the crowd numbers and fundraising amount collected, but say overall it was a good day. Here are some snapshots from Sunday’s action.

Football fest

Two of the top teams in New Zealand will be playing in Blenheim this weekend, when Cashmere Technical play Miramar Rangers in a pre-season warmup game at A&P Park. The game starts at 2.30pm on Saturday. Marlborough Football general manager Andrea SmithScott encourages everyone to “come along and watch some great football!”.

The bull riding was a huge hit with the crowd. Speed Nut Photography.

Paddon to race in Mexico

The steer racing.

Head over heels for the steer racing.

Close racing order of the day As the Grand Prix hydroplanes blew engines and had mechanical issues, the massive fleet of clubman boats kept the large crowds entertained at the Rotoiti power boat clubs annual regatta at Lake Rotoiti over the weekend. The 17 Clubmans raced without incident with Blenheim’s James Blakiston in Blast Off winning three races over the weekend. However, he came second in the South Island junior clubman title

which was won by Christchurch boat Big Chief driven by Sam Johnston Calm overcast conditions at Lake Rotoiti on day one and a fine sunny Sunday emphasised why this is a favourite event on the boat racing calendar for all drivers, spokesman Joe Blakiston says. The Pelorus Jack invitational race was taken out by a hydroplane “New Obsession”. Jo e says he wou ld love

to see more entries from the Marlborough region so a bit of rivalry between the two areas can add more spice to the club event. Anyone interested in membership can contact him on 0274344069 Results: South Island junior clubman title won by Sam Johnson from Christchurch, with James Blakiston from Blenheim in Blast Off second.

South Island clubman title won by AB Marine Jaymee Diggleman who was even on points with Patrick Morris but won by four seconds on combined times. South Island GP won by The Boss driven by Raymond Hart from Christchurch. AE Baker Australasian gp trophy won by Jack Lupton in GP57 from Wanganui. King of the Lake title won by Furuno Tapware.

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Fishy fun at competition Story and photos by Celeste Alexander There were big smiles, friendly banter and plenty of fisherman’s tales being shared on Sunday during the Renwick Arms Country Club’s Family Fishn’ Competition event. All ages arrived to Sunday’s weigh in armed with chilli-bins, trailers and ute loads of fish to enter in their competition catch. Even youngster Lucas Dickeson came in, tightly gripping a bag containing his little Spotty fish which he caught himself. His Spotty may have not been the biggest but his enthusiasm was. Entries such as a large 3.4 kg crayfish drew a lot of attention, but as all fishing stories go it wasn’t as big as the one that ‘got away’, says diver Ryan Phillips. “This is nothing compared to another one I missed,” he grins. Spear fisherman Devon Payne hauled in a large Skate and a number of sharks to enter, while Kylie Austin was proud to show off her first ever Kingfish which weighed

Star Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard, a former Blenheim man, head to Mexico’s World Rally Championship event this week. Fresh from a career-best equalling second place at Rally Sweden in their New Generation i20 World Rally Car (WRC), Paddon and Kennard are looking forward to the gravel surface of Rally Mexico (3-6 March) and to furthering their knowledge of this tough, hot rally. Paddon heads to Mexico fourth equal with Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Dani Sordo in the WRC drivers’ championship. With 399 competitive kilometres over 21 stages, Rally Mexico crosses the Sierra de Lobos and Sierra de Guanajuato mountain ranges.

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