Friday April 8, 2016
Train ride to Kekerengu
Dunedin Railways, the operators of Taieri Gorge Railway, is bringing a train load of 89 passengers to Blenheim as part of a rail tour of the East Coast of the South Island early next month. The train tour, which is operated using the Silver Fern rail car, begins in Dunedin on 30 April and travels through to Christchurch with a side trip to Hanmer Springs and then onto Malborough. The tour arrives in Blenheim on 2nd May and is here for three nights. While in Blenheim, the Silver Fern rail car has a free day on 3 May and will be available for Marlburians to take a trip and experience something special. The train will be departing from Picton at 1.45pm and Blenheim at 2.20pm and travelling South to
Kekerengu and The Store. The Silver Fern is expected to arrive at The Store in Kekerengu at approximately 3.40pm. It will be a relaxing trip down with a couple of stops on route to let freight trains through. It is only about a two minute walk down the coastal path from the train to The Store. The Store is the ultimate coastal experience. Passengers can relax with a glass of wine or stroll through the gardens to the beach. There will be croquet and kubb games for you to enjoy and if the weather doesn’t play ball the huge indoor fires will be roaring. A substantial afternoon tea is included in the cost of the trip you could even call it a late lunch or early tea. On the menu will be seafood
Diabetes research update Diabetes expert Dr Jim Faed is to speak at a Lions Club function on Saturday afternoon. From the Otago Medical School, he is doing research into the use of stem cells for the control of Type 1 Diabetes. Lions Clubs around New Zealand are fundraising to buy equipment to help in this research. The talk, for Lions Club members and any interested members of the public, is to be held in Blenheim on Saturday at 2.15pm at the Wesley Centre in Henry Street.
Happy travellers on a Dunedin Railways excursion.
r e p ¢ 6 Save * e r t i l Local Government seminar tomorrow Saturday’s Local Government Seminar is about more than just listening for those present, says Colin King. The seminar will be held at the Blenheim Club from 10am and will feature speakers Simon Lusk, Liz Evans, Jamie Arbuckle, Brian Dawson, former Christchurch mayor Gary Moore and Colin King. “Attendees are required to do some serious planning before they attend. “One piece of work they are required to bring along is a
Colin King. Photo provided.
draft resume about themselves. Answering the question, why
chowder served with bread or a freshly made quiche served with a salad, tea and coffee and a small slice for dessert.
Arrival time back in Blenheim is 7.00pm and Picton 7.45pm. Operators promise all this for $120 per person.
they are standing, what they stand for, and what they have to offer their community,” he says. There are two very important features of the resume. It must tell voters why they should vote for them, plus it will provide the foundation for all speeches, brochures and opinion pieces. While Local Government 2016 election day is some months away, those considering standing can use the time they have remaining in a positive way, by being fully informed about what
will be required of them when the election starts, Colin says. “I decided to run the Local Government Seminar for two reasons, firstly I have witnessed very capable people standing for the first time and being at a loss as to how they can get their message across to the community. “The other point is, it can be a long and lonely journey during an election so it is encouraging to have others to talk to,” he says. Candidate nominations open on July 15 and close noon August 12.
Premium quality and comfort guaranteed!
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
We accept ALL AA SmartFuel Cards Free cards available instore *$40 minimum fuel purchase required
(03) 578 2200
26 Main Street, Blenheim Proud to be locally owned & operated
The Blenheim Sun 08-04-16