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25 years here Story and photo by Cathie Bell Twenty-five years seems like a long time to most people, but especially for primary school children. But the pupils at Witherlea School were happy to turn their final school assembly for term 1 over to celebrating principal Murray Hewson’s 25 years as principal at the school. Continued on page 2 Witherlea School principal Murray Hewson, surrounded by pupils, at the school assembly to congratulate him on 25 years as principal at the school.

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Principal clocks up 25 years’ service Continued from page 1 Witherlea School’s Friday afternoon assembly took a turn for the unexpected for Murray when far more people turned up and the children started a different programme than he expected. Each class made a presentation on what they liked about him, especially that he made a point of meeting each pupil and learning their names, finishing by telling him that they ‘hope you’re as proud to be our principal as we are to have you

as a principal’. The school gave him a piece of art, a tree with every student’s thumb print as leaves. Murray told his students they were all ‘great secret holders’. He says it didn’t seem ‘anything like 25 years’. He had been principal of Ward School when he applied for the Witherlea School principal’s job. After the interview process, he had been waiting for the call. “When I got the call, it was a cold

wintery day, my boys were only little and we were making forts and tunnels in the spare bedroom. I had to crawl out to answer the phone. “It was very cool, as my children came along and were students at Witherlea School as well.” Murray says he has a very good reason for being principal at Witherlea School for 25 years – ‘this is the best school I could possibly be at’. “What makes it the best school? “First of all, it’s you and the 25 years of students at Witherlea

School – we’ve just had awesome kids, awesome staff, a wonderful board of trustees, and wonderful parents, grandparents, and the other people who support you. “I have a big thank you to our community.” He rules out having another 25 years at the school, but his time will always be a treasured memory, he says. “At the end of my teaching career, I’m always going to remember what a fantastic time this was.”

Water costs big question for ratepayers Story and photo by Cathie Bell Moving to district-wide funding for drinking water could benefit Blenheim ratepayers in the long-term, even if they have to pay more in the shortterm, a Blenheim ward councillor says. Councillor Jamie Arbuckle, who is leading the councillors’ consultation efforts on the Annual Plan, says it is really important for people to have their say about how drinking water should be funded. Traditionally, council has funded drinking water on a ‘user-pays’ basis, which means the cost is unaffordable for small townships. Last year, the district’s ratepayers agreed to help pay Seddon’s drinking water upgrade, and now the council is asking if that should be extended further. Option 1 would see Blenheim ratepayers pay $107 a year more as operating costs are spread across the district; option 2 would see Blenheim ratepayers pay $196 a year more as everyone in the district pays the same amount for drinking water supply; and option 3 – the preferred option – would see Blenheim ratepayers pay $128

more a year to spread the costs more evenly across the district, using the same basis as for sewerage. Jamie says that from talking to people at the moment, most Blenheim ratepayers seem to be willing to subsidise, but how much it will cost them is the big question. “From a Blenheim ratepayer point of view, joining a district-wide group for drinking water could have future benefit. Blenheim doesn’t get subsidised from the reserves, for example, the way others do, so there is future benefit going forward as well.” Jamie says the options are set out in the council’s Consultation Document, which is ’pretty straightforward’. The council’s Consultation Document on its Annual Plan 2015-16 says the forecast rates increase has dropped to 2.2 per cent, from 4.97 per cent, after a slowdown in some large infrastructure projects and a budget review. The biggest issue is about funding quality drinking water to Marlborough’s smaller communities, it says. Hard copies of the Consultation Document are available at the coun-

Marlborough District Councillors Laressa Shenfield and Jamie Arbuckle at Blenheim Library to talk about the council’s annual plan.

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Fire destroys house in Tuamarina A family lost their Tuamarina house and all their possessions in a fire on Sunday afternoon. Most of the house collapsed in the fire, leaving only a brick fireplace and a window frame in the rubble. Police say there is no reason to suspect the fire was lit deliberately. A cause has not yet been identified, but an investigation is under way

Chinese visit for sister city links Five people from the Ningxia Autonomous Region of China are visiting Marlborough today as part of a possible sister-city relationship between Ningxia and Marlborough. The group is to meet Mayor Alistair Sowman, as well as scientists and education staff, and visiting a winery.

Ash Murdoch stubble ploughing in the NZ Vintage Ploughing Contest held on Sunday. Ash was awarded the Wiganwood trophy for the best presented rig. INSET: Local man Ian Woolley receiving the Case IH Silver Plough award from James Perry after winning first place in the NZ Ploughing Championships. Photos provided.

Third national title for plougher By Celeste Alexander Ian Woolley’s preparations for the New Zealand Ploughing Championships held at the weekend have paid off and seen him take out a national title. The NZ championship was held last Saturday and Sunday near Feilding where Ian and fellow ploughman Ash Murdoch competed, Ian in the conventional class and Ash in vintage. Ian received the Case IH Silver Plough award for first place and Ash received a trophy for Best Presented Rig. This is the third year in a row that Ian has won the national title, a first



for NZ ploughing. It also means that Ian will be competing at the World Ploughing championships in December 2017 which at this stage has been set for Kenya. Ian has already competed at the Worlds in Denmark last year and this year he will be heading to England in September. He says as excited as he is about the win, his focus will be on preparing for England. “It’s always exciting and exhilarating to win but for now I’m still getting my head around competing at this year’s world champs,” he laughs.

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“I will starting thinking about Kenya early next year. But overall the nationals was a great event at the weekend, we had good weather and conditions and everyone there were a great bunch of people,” Ian says. The Marlborough Ploughing Association is in full swing with fundraising to help cover the costs of Ian competing in England. A quiz night and auction has been organised for Friday, May 13 at the Woodbourne Tavern. The tavern has kindly donated the venue and nibbles for the evening and is also helping to run the event. All proceeds raised on the night will go to assisting Ian’s travel and

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Story and photo by Cathie Bell One of the vacant sites on Market Street is to take on new life as owners Peter and Charlene Scott open the Detour art gallery today. Charlene says the couple are enjoying their new project and are thrilled with how well their Market Street site is coming together as an art gallery. Already, people have been popping in to look around, and the artists bringing work in have also liked the way the space works, she says. The couple are well-known in the region’s cultural scene and for several years ran an independent bookshop in the Market Street space. They say that when they still had the bookshop, they dabbled in having the art in the space. “One of our favourite stores when we first moved to Marlborough was the little fish gallery in Wynen Street. When it moved, there has been a gap in the cultural space since then.


Kohanga Reo teachers graduate Five Maori immersion teachers graduated their training last week. From left; Nikki Hinkley, Angie Bird, Pene Gregor, Porere Taoho and Nikora Matangi received their certificates as qualified kohanga reo teachers at a ceremony in Blenheim on Friday. Nikora got her Whakapakiri, which means she has completed all the training to be a

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Tears and hugs during emotional farewell Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Last Friday an emotional poroporaki (farewell) was given to Renwick Kindergarten head teacher Gwenda Jones. Gwenda has accepted a position as senior teacher with the Marlborough Kindergarten Association, so an official ‘handover’ was held with staff, children and parents. A number of Gwenda’s family were also present for the occasion. There were tears, hugs and gifts exchanged between Gwenda and staff who acknowledged her 25 years involvement with the Renwick Kindergarten. “It’s an emotional day for us teachers. We have appreciated your time and effort and are

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: As the Leading the Charge convoy passes through Marlborough, The Sun asks are electric cars here to stay?

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Wake up, council! Dear Ed, What a waste of money and a monument to council’s archaic attitude would be a new Grove Road bridge! Other day, I followed three big truck-trailer units down Grove Road, slowly over the bridge and through three roundabouts and down Main Street, before I turned off to work. The three trucks lumbered on down Main Street, probably thankful they had left the roundabouts and delays behind. No doubt frustrated they had wasted 20 - 30 minutes negotiating the route through Blenheim. The point is a new bridge would not ease the traffic crawl through town.

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Behind the front line Blenheim man Albert Collett, better known as Bert, served during the Second World War as an engineer and supplies transporter from behind the front lines. He shares his most memorable stories with reporter Celeste Alexander. Born and raised in Marlborough by parents Albert and Alice Collett, Bert was one of three children who grew up on the family farm on Swamp Road. His childhood was a happy one, spent pig hunting, whitebaiting and selling birds’ eggs where he could to earn ‘a few bob here and there’. It was during one of his many excursions with friends that he met his wife Lily Hamilton at the local river, a ‘lovely’ young woman from Kaikoura. The pair married and had their first child Jennifer and lived and worked in Kaikoura. At the age of 20 Bert enlisted for military service in the New Zealand Army during the Second World War. At the time he didn’t think he would be away long and when he left he remembers telling Lily, “Won’t be long dear”. It was five years later that he returned home. In 1941 Bert boarded the ‘Empress of Japan’ along with 3000 other troops, including fellow Marlborough man the late Ivan Gibbons, and made the six week journey that would take him to Egypt and Northern Italy where he underwent training. He says the threat of an enemy submarine attack was on his mind throughout the journey so it was a relief when they arrived. In Italy the troops were lined

up and handpicked for different roles and with Bert’s background in working with tractors and machinery he was sent with the engineers.

“Everyone had a job to do. The troops needed fuel, ammo, supplies and runways to land. We often brought prisoners back as well.” The captain of Bert’s battalion was former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, a man Bert described as being a ‘bloody good guy’. “He didn’t muck around and was straight to the point but a great guy. “I can remember one day a German rode into our camp on his motorcycle. He realised where he was and took off roaring. “Robbie picked up an anti tank gun and blew him off his seat. The guy was dead when he hit the ground,” he says. Bert’s battalion was responsible for building bridges, transporting supplies and repairing holes on the runway. He says while he didn’t see a lot of the front line action there were still close calls with the Germans.

The memory of one particular event has remained with him throughout the years. “It was around 1942 and a group of about 20 of us were in a truck, including a man called Chum Taylor who was also from Blenheim. “While we were driving two Germans ran out at our truck and tossed a hand grenade in the back. There wasn’t any time to grab it and throw it out so without hesitation Chum threw himself over the grenade. His actions saved the lives of 20 men that day,” Bert says. After returning home from the war one of the first things Bert did was visit Chum’s family dressed in full uniform. “It was a promise I made myself to visit Chum’s family and talk to them about their son.” After five years of service mostly in Italy and some time spent in Germany, Bert was sent home. He and Lily went on to have two more children and lived and worked in Marlborough. Bert went into transport and later worked with Lily with the Keystore Wholesale Groceries company. The couple built houses in Blenheim and at one stage were even Marlborough’s largest garlic growers. Lily has since passed and Bert is now a resident at Springlands Lifestyle Village. In his 94th year he says he is happy with his life and enjoys watching his family, now in its fifth generation, grow.

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JPs’ long service recognised Story and photo by Cathie Bell More than 300 years of service to the community has been recognised with a ceremony at the Marlborough District Council. Ten Justices of the Peace and their friends and families gathered with Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman to receive certificates recognising they had been JPs for more than 30 years. Those recognised were: Malcolm Dick, Alan Furness, Robert Goulter, David Hall, Barry Holdaway, Gavin Kerr, Jim Mears,

Linette Randle, Pamela Saunders, and Rosemary Wells. Linette and Pamela were unable to attend the ceremony. Marlborough is wellserved for JPs, Alistair says, and he noted former MP Sir Douglas Kidd had clearly been active in recruiting JPs as most at the ceremony had been tapped for the role by Sir Douglas. While the roles are voluntary, they carry great responsibility, he says. JPs witness statutory declarations, sign official papers, and some sit in court

on traffic and other minor offences. Several of the JPs spoke at the function of how rewarding they found their work, especially when they were able to help people in need. RIGHT: The group of JPs celebrating 30 years’ of service, pictured with Mayor Alistair Sowman. From left: Malcolm Dick, Alan Furness, Rosemary Wells, David Hall, Alistair Sowman, Jim Mears, Alistair Boyce from the JPs’ Association, Barry Holdaway, Gavin Kerr, and Robert Goulter.

State of our environment a benchmark for region By Cathie Bell Marlborough’s latest State of the Environment report provides a benchmark of information that changes and environmental effects of development can be measured against. Last week, the Marlborough District Council published the report, called “Our land, our water, our place”. Rangitane iwi spokesman Richard Bradley who began the official ceremony in the council chambers on Friday morning says the land is the health of the people. “It is our land, our place, our responsibility to make sure we

Peter Jerram. have something to share with future generations.” Speaking to an audience of guests from the wine industry,

pastoral and marine farmers, environmental groups, and Green MP Steffan Browning, Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman says “It’s our first ‘report card on the region’, following up the last 2008 report. “With all the updated information we are now building up a picture of the environmental change that has occurred since our first report 20 years ago,” says Council Environmental Science and Monitoring Manager Alan Johnson. “The contents will help to inform the community discussion of the often-controversial environmental

issues and it will be a fantastic resource for teachers,” he said. Council’s Environment Committee chairman Peter Jerram says environmental sustainability is the key to a successful and prosperous economy. “What this report tells us is that our population and economy are growing, and that growth provides challenges to all of our natural resources.” The report includes many success stories, showcasing the good work done by organisations and individuals in Marlborough, he says, but it also underlines the challenges the region faces with

soil conservation, climate extremes, water quality, natural hazards, biodiversity loss, invasive species, overfishing, habitat loss, and pollution of coastal waters. “It should help people understand the outcome of the review of our resource management plans which will come out as the updated Marlborough Plan in a couple of months’ time. “I hope people look at this revised Plan in the context of what is set out here because it explains the environmental changes that we are trying to address in the Plan changes.”

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Preparing your Will The Sun looks at information to consider

Why a Will? A Will is a document that specifies who will inherit your bank accounts, real estate, jewelry, cars, and other property after you die. You can leave everything to one person or distribute everything in specific portions, such as your record collection to your brother or your antique furniture to your best friend. But a Will is much more than a means of distributing your property when you’re gone, especially if you have children. For parents, making a Will is

the single most important thing you can do to make sure your child is cared for by the people you would choose if anything should happen to you. In your Will you can designate a person (guardian) to care for your children if you die before they become legal adults. You can also designate a property guardian or trustee to manage your money for your children until they reach adulthood. Make contact with your family lawyer or Wills specialist to find out more.

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Wairau Hospital Maternity Ward visiting hours are:

COLLINS: Haidee is excited to announce the safe arrival of her baby girl, Mollie Jane Collins (6lbs 11oz) on April 8, 2016 at 9.38am at Wairau Hospital. A special thanks to midwife Ava and maternity staff. Photo provided.

JONES: Dane and Jazmin are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second baby, Casey Jones (8lb 12oz) on April 15, 2016 at Wairau Hospital, a little brother for Manaia. Special thanks to all our family and midwives Sue Hudson, Mandy Stanton and all the maternity staff.

We are so happy to announce the arrival of our new baby girl, Rhylee-Mae Higgins (7lb 5oz) born April 16, 2016 at 11.08pm at Wairau Hospital. Jessie and Connor would like to thank Gwen and all the other midwives at Wairau for all their work and support.

HUGHES: Claire and Anthony are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their third baby, a boy, Micah Anthony Hughes (8lb 5oz) on March 31, 2016 at 1.19pm at Wairau Hospital. A brother for Imogen and Zavier. A special thanks to midwifes Gwen and Emma. Photo provided.

HELLSTRÖM: Rob and Gemma are thrilled to announce the safe and speedy arrival of their second daughter Eleanor Greta (10lb 1oz) on April 3, 2016 just after midnight. A lovely little sister for our Evie. A special thanks to Gwen and Silke and the great maternity staff. Photo provided.




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Rescue Ride Bikers raising funds for Life Flight Trust Monday 25th April

Bikes set to roar into action By Celeste Alexander This Anzac Day, Monday April 25, there will be a special ‘Rescue Ride’ event held in Blenheim to support a charitable and lifesaving emergency air service. The Ulysses Club Marlborough Branch will be embarking on their Rescue Ride to raise funds for the Life Flight Trust which provides a life-line connecting the people of Marlborough to life-saving specialist medical care only available in the major centres. This includes the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter service and an air ambulance service which transfers critically ill patients, including children and premature babies, to specialist care they urgently require. Ulysses club members are inviting anyone with a roadworthy motorcycle to join them as they ride from Havelock to Blenheim, arriving at their destination at the Seymour Street carpark (behind Harvey Norman). There they will collect a gold coin donation from members of the public who attend. A sausage sizzle and Life Flight merchan-

Urgent medical care when needed The Trust’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter serves the greater Wellington and Marlborough regions, while its 24/7 nationwide air ambulance service transports critically ill patients who urgently require specialist medical care. Your generosity will help save lives every day, so thank you very much!

Proudly supporting the Marlborough Ulysses Club Rescue Ride. Ulysses Club members Grant Johnston, Jeff Champion and Gisela Schulze.

dise will also be sold on the day to raise funds. Organiser and club member Kelvin Watson is hoping to have a good turnout of riders and encourages the public to go along. “We would love it if the community would support our Rescue Ride by coming along, having a look at the bikes and contributing towards our collection,” he says.

The club is also selling Life Flight badges for $10 each leading up to the Rescue Ride and on the day. For those who wish to take part in the Rescue Ride, meet at the Havelock Marina Carpark at 1pm for a 1.30pm departure. Arrive at the Seymour Street Carpark at 2pm.

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Tom’s lifesaving flight ‘still memorable’ By Celeste Alexander Since 1982 Life Flight has flown more than 6000 people in the top of the South Island. Of that number Life Flight responds to an average of four urgent missions every week. Each flight requires around $2500 in fundraising to make these missions possible, so the support from Marlburians is gratefully received by the Trust. One person who has been on the receiving end of this life saving service and understands its importance is Blenheim man Tom Percy. In June 2011 Tom suffered a heart attack and after several hours at Wairau Hospital it was decided to transfer him to Nelson for further treatment. He was flown via fixed-wing Life Flight and after several days at Nelson Hospital it was determined that Tom required heart by-pass surgery. He was again bundled up and flown to Wellington where the surgery was successfully performed. “Overall it was quite a daunting experience but I was very impressed by the fact that once my condition had been determined, they were not going to let me out of their care until it was resolved. “This is where Life Flight literally came to the rescue and the care I received in the

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Dance party Street Dance Federation hosted an end of term dance party on Saturday night, fundraising for new mirrors for its classes. The party was enjoyed by all who attended.

 Kowhai Tasker and Nevaeh Cairns.

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 Mary Hedgman and Lilly Scammell.

Redwoodtown Countdown opening

 Emma Clark, Maeve Dunkerley and Meg Flanagan.  Christine Hunter with Aimee Swatford and

son Jacob (18 months) at the opening of the new Countdown Redwoodtown store on Thursday morning.

Countdown gohost Georgia Nicholas helps Peter Hooson.

Leading the Charge convoy Electric cars were the attraction on Monday as the Leading the Charge convoy came to show how useable they are. About 70 people came to see the mix of cars, including three Tesla Model S cars, the new Mitsubishi Outlander, and the BMW i3, which won car of the year last year as well as Air New Zealand choosing it for their fleet car.

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Brahma Kumaris Compassionate Living. Speaker Charlie Hogg, national co-ordinator for Brahma Kumaris for Australia and NZ. 7pm at St Marys Parish Centre, 61 Maxwell Road. Free Admission.

Community Law Marlborough Presents free education at the Blenheim Library. Immigrants: NZ Tax System, Part two. April 27th, 12.10-12.50pm.

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

Community Meeting, Renwick Smart and Connected Water supply upgrade funding options & Renwick beautification progress. Wednesday April 27th at Woodbourne tavern, 7-9pm. Please come and join in.

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

GIBSON, Shirley Alison: On April 15 2016 at Redwood Lifestyle Care and Village surrounded by her family, after a long illness. In her 84th year. Loving and loved wife of John for 56 years, adored and cherished Mum of Ian and Jenny, Neil (deceased) and Karena, Jeanette, and Cheryl and Neil (“Harry”). Doting Grandma of Sheree and Lauren, Courtney and Connor, Jordan, Roie and Neil, and Blair and Beth. “Wrap death’s fine cloak about you and wrap about you also our words and tears. Leave us then and go carried by the sounds of water, the speaking of words, go to the night everlasting where the many gather to greet you.” Messages may be sent to the Gibson family, c/- 101 Thomas Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273. A service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at the Wesley Centre, 3 Henry Street, at 11am on Wednesday April 20, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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.

Older Person Seminar 3rd Thursday every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers. Ph Wendy 5794446 leave name an number or 021 113 0160. Email

Sheets‘n’things Winter sheets needed - Double, Queen, King! Volunteer sewer needed to repair items for sale. Shop between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Ph: 0211788337.

Family/Whanau for information/ St John Community Shop advocacy/support Springlands 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.

community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Community Care Pharmacy: Within the Blenheim Warehouse, open 7 days 9am-8pm. Only closed Christmas Day. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: Office hours 9am3pm Mon-Thu 5775549. Reg. Nurse 1pm-5pm Wed, 8.30am-5pm Thu & Fri 5206200 (Mary). Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline. Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 578 8125. Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272.

Come and see our range of autumn clothing, Tops, Skirts, Dresses, Trousers & Shoes. Keep warm this winter with bargain buys. Donations appreciated. Phone 5781754.

Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 578 4690 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more information phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451 Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.


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A thought for everyone this Anzac A lovely military man selling poppies stopped me today and asked if he could re position mine - while doing so he told me that women should wear their poppy on their right side; the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home, and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. The leaf should be positioned at 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended. He was worried that younger generations wouldn’t understand this and his generation wouldn’t be around for much longer to teach them.

C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Sham (11) 7. Prattle (7) 11. Bygone (5) 12. Upstart (7) 13. Rustic (5) 14. Narrow in outlook (9) 15. Tower Of London warder (9) 16. Round,close fitting hats (6) 18. Deep crimson colour (7) 21. Dress (4) 23. Longing(inf) (3) 25. Cathedral city(U.K.) (3) 27. Christmas (4) 28. Without purpose (7) 30. Sign of authenticity (6) 32. Leather boring tool (3) 33. Dandy (3) 34. Incorrect (6) 35. Swift animal (7) 36. Holiday house (4) 37. Range of knowledge (3) 39. Male cat (3) 41. Russian emperor (4) 43. Injures (7) 45. Attorney (6) 48. Kiwi rugby team (3-6) 49. Breed (9)

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33. Obese (3) 38. Drug (8) 40. Type of pasta (8) 42. Everywhere (3,4) 44. Underwriter (7) 46. Light red wine (6) 47. Stick together (6) 48. Eagles’ nest (5) 49. Clear (5) 50. Mistake (5)

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DOHERTY FENCING For all types oF Fencing • Post replacements • 2.2m rows • Strainers • Waterways • Ponds - Yards • Boundaries • Post & rail • Retaining walls • Loading ramps • Residential Phone Chy 027 390 2125 AH 573 9019


DAVE REES PAINTERS & DECORATORS For all painting and decorating needs

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Marlborough P loug h ing Assn. AGM is to be held May 3, 2016 at 7.30pm at Farmslands Real Estate of fice, 15 West wood Ave, Blenheim, All wel come.

EAR Health. Removal of Ear Wax using microscope and suction. Phone for an appointment 578 8310 at Physiotherapy Centre, 11 Francis St. MOLE checks - for a thorough skin check u s ing d er m os c o py. Call the Skin Clinic 578 1665.

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AGM Date: Tuesday 9th May, 2016 Time: 5.45pm Venue: Stadium 2000- Upstairs Meeting Room. Light supper and refreshments follow the meeting. Members, supporters and interested members of the pubic please attend. Enquiries: Alvyn ph. 578-1264

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

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Manufacturer of all your joinery needs Member of the Registered Master Joiners


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We require confident & enthusiastic waiting staff in our busy lunchtime winery restaurant for part time work weekdays & weekend work.

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MORTIMER & FRASER LIFE PHARMACY 101A Market Street, Blenheim on Tuesday 26th April

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Three Supervisors Required • Min 3 yrs experience in vineyard • Full drivers licence • can speak Thai/Chinese/English Starting from early May

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St Mary’s School Blenheim

Fixed Term Teacher If you interested in teaching in a great community environment where teaching and learning is fun, please contact the school office for an application pack. For details please contact Phone 578 9494 Applications close Friday 29 April 2016



We require the skills of a Registered Nurse for a mix of am and pm duties, 4-5 duties per week. To maintain our high standards of clinical&care, we require person who can: Permanent casual shiftsa are available for enthusiastic and committed • Lead a team of Health Care Assistants • Trained in interRAI health care assistants. • Preferably at least 3 years’ experience in aged care Experience is preferred, but full training • Is committed to providing the best clinical care to will be offered to suitable applicants. the elderly • Great communication skills and a desire to be part of atprofessionals reception for an a caringPlease team ofcall health application form or email • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa Please call at reception for an application form or email

• Casual basis to work for small business • Must be fit and active • Clean drivers license

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Position wanted

by mature female relocating from Auckland - need to offer a months notice. Any industry considered - Office mng/Acctg/Sole charge all facets, experienced data entry to Bal sheet & P&L- fleet mng, property maint, staff contracts, etc Ph Alison after 6pm 027 542 5944

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Do you have a passion for the Elderly? Are you flexible and willing to go the extra mile with a ‘can do’ attitude? We are looking for people to be available as Casual Staff for our facility to cover a variety of shifts in Caregiving, Housekeeping and laundry. If you think you have got what it takes we look forward to hearing from you. Please call at reception for an application or email

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Wairau River’s cellar door & restaurant is one of Marlborough’s oldest and busiest lunchtime destinations.

Windows • Doors • Vanities • Wall Units • Kitchens • Stairs • Shop Fittings • Fit-out of boats and motorhomes • Repair work

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Wednesday April 20, 2016 franchise for sale



Due to increased demand for our high quality service, we have an established cleaning franchise for sale. Full training provided. Simple business to own and run with great returns for motivated owner. Phone 579 9333 Or email

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OCS Limited is a leading facilities services organisation established in 40 countries and with 26 branches nationally.

Blenheim Team – OCS Cleaning

1. Specialist Cleaner/Support Person Experienced with floors, windows etc? Guaranteed 20 hours per week including 2.25 hrs on Saturday and Sunday – but we will keep you busy – supporting the Supervisors and filling in – up to 40 hours per week. Good $$ - competitive for a Super Star! Early mornings and nights – working alone mostly – we will train if you can prove your reliability and get up and go. You will need your full New Zealand driver’s licence to drive our Company vehicles. 2. Cleaner Early mornings, supermarket full clean, 2.5 hours per day Monday to Friday, must be experienced with scrubbers and polishers. Good $$ for reliable, experienced professional Cleaner.

Volunteers place poppies Volunteers have placed red Anzac poppies on the headstones of the Returned Service men and women at Omaka and Fairhall Cemetries. While the RSA volunteers were placing the poppies, they have had a lot of feedback from members of the public saying how good it is to see the poppies being placed on the graves, they told Marlborough RSA president John Forrest. This year marks 100 years since the first Anzac Day services were held, after the Massey Government declared Volunteers have placed Anzac poppies on the returned services 25th April 1916 a half-day graves in the Fairhall and Omaka cemeteries. holiday in recognition for the of previous generations and “On that day, people in New dead of Gallipoli. reflect on this formative time Zealand, Australia and London Anzac Day 2016 is an op- in our nation’s history, Arts, first gathered to mourn the portunity for all New Zealand- Culture and Heritage Minister terrible loss of life incurred in ers to remember the sacrifice Maggie Barry says. the Gallipoli landings of a year

before,” she says. “Those mourners did not know then that the bloodiest years of the war were still ahead.” The same month, the New Zealand Division arrived in France to begin two and half years of brutal fighting in the trenches of the Western Front, which would leave more than 12,000 dead and no corner of our nation untouched by grief. “This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the New Zealand Returned and Services Association (NZRSA), an organisation which to this day continues to have an important role in supporting returned service men and women and their families.”

Osteopathy Awareness Week

How often do you complain about pain experienced throughout your body? Have you considered osteopathy? This week is National Osteopathy Awareness Week (April 17-23) and one important message that is being shared is that osteopaFor further information or to apply for any of thy can treat a wide range of issues. these roles, please email Theresa Johnson at or phone on Osteopathy is based on the principle that 021 242 7664. the body has the ability to heal and that the well-being of an individual depends on the different parts of the body functioning smoothly together. Some patients seek it for rehabilitation, injury management, assistance with general health problems, medical conditions, or wellness more generally. Osteopathic treatments can be helpful for people of any age and from any situation, such as students, office Closing workers, manual We have a young and enthusiastic kitchen URL date Kate labourers, pregnant stay at home ___ With: team, _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ and are seeking a head chef13/04/16 with the tested: women, checked: parents, retirees and anything in between. experience and leadership qualities required Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulato help fulfill it’s potential. tion, stretching and massage to increase the revisions: Responsibilities include: mobility of joints, to relieve • Overall kitchen supervision. 1 muscle 2 3 4tension, 5 $0 nerve $0 $25 $50 $75 to enhance the blood and supply to • Staff acquirement, allocation and training. tissues, and to help your body’s own healing • Menu creation. PLEASE NOTE: mechanisms. • Stock management. we have advice prepared this They alsothatprovide on posture and • Maintaining the Food Act 2014. mono advertisement proof based on our mat: exercise to aid recovery, promote health and Our business is currently trading every day understanding of the instructions prevent symptoms recurring. received. In approving the run date position sort cost from 8am until late. advertisement, it is client’s responsibility Osteopathy is based on the principle 15/04/16 sits hardworking, vac na orientated see est So if you are goal to check the accuracy of both the that the body has thetheability to the heal, and and you enjoy the hospitality industry, we advertisement, media and 20/04/16 sits vac na see est osteopathicposition care nominated. focuses on strengthening invite you to become a part of our company. the musculoskeletal treat existing Cancellationsystems of advertsto booked with Applicants may be submitted via willprevent incur a media cancellation conditions media and to illness. or within. fee of $50. It facilitates healing by focusing on how the

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All applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Fixed Term, Part-time Teachers-Aide

We are seeking a skilled person to work with an individual child supporting their behaviour and learning needs. Desirable skills include empathy and experience working with children in a formal setting and an understanding of the learning process. Hours to be negotiated. Applications close 9am, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Please apply in writing, outlining your experience, strengths and suitability to the position and include the contact details of at least three referees. Please email your application to the Principal;

your contact:

skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Osteopaths are registered ACC treatment providers, and you do not require a referral from your GP to receive ACC covered treatment. Osteopathic treatment is also covered by some private health insurers. Some of the conditions osteopaths assist their clients with include: • Back pain, pelvic pain, or sciatica • Neck pain, headaches or migraines • Hip, knee or ankle pain • Shoulder, elbow or wrist pain


We’ve got your back (AND the rest of you) ACC Providers – No Referral Required Qualified & Registered Members of Osteopathic Council of NZ

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Sports injuries OOS or RSI Pregnancy and post-pregnancy related pain • Sleeping, feeding or digestive problems in babies • Asthma or other breathing related disorders • Recurrent ear infections in children • Digestive or gynaecological complaints To find out more, contact one of Marlborough’s friendly and professional osteopathic services.

Blenheim Osteopathic Clinic Dennis Wells at the Blenheim Osteopathic Clinic can assist you with: • Recovery from sporting injuries • Back, joint and/or muscle pain • Restricted or difficult movement and much more Dennis is an ACC treatment provider Phone for an appointment at Springlands Health

(03) 578 0979 Springlands Health,139 Middle Renwick Rd, Blenheim

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Wednesday April 20, 2016


New boat awesome


The sun came out to celebrate with the Waikawa Waka Ama group as its new boat was launched and blessed in Picton last Saturday. Waikawa Waka Ama spokeswoman Rebecca Hill says it was a beautiful day, and ‘just awesome’ to celebrate the launch of the new waka with about 50 people who joined in. The group have been using a borrowed waka from Christchurch for the past three years, but a $16,500 grant from the Rata Foundation enabled the group to buy their own. The Waikawa Waka Ama Whanau has between 15 and 20 active members. Rebecca says the waka came from Ruakaka, north of Auckland. “They’re a specialty product. I’d have bought local, but there aren’t any waka builders in Marlborough.”

Dragonboat fundraiser Marlborough’s Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team - Simply the Breast are fundraising. The club, along with other breast cancer dragon boat teams around New Zealand, are running the Wellington-produced and cast movie ‘The Great Maidens Blush’. The screening is on Wednesday May 11 at 6:30pm at the Top Town Cinemas in Blenheim.

Makos’ new look

RIGHT: Waikawa Waka Ama’s Rebecca Hill shows, from left, Noah Beech, Vancouver Sio, and Jessica Williams how to paddle. Photo provided.

Dirt track racing reunion this Friday By Celeste Alexander This Friday will be a drive down memory lane for locals involved in dirt track racing in Marlborough since its inception. T he Easter n St ates Speedway club is hosting a reunion event this Friday at its clubrooms on Vintage Lane in Renwick, and is free to attend. The clubrooms will open at 4pm with displays of historical facts and photographs from as early as 1967 to present day racing. A number of race vehicles, both vintage and modern will also be on display. Tea, coffee and bar facilities will be open through-

out the night and the club welcomes everyone wanting to go along for a quick look or spend the evening reminiscing. For those interested in attending, the club would love to hear from you. This can be anyone who raced, volunteered, were track officials or even family members of those who were involved. A courtesy van will be available later in the night from the clubrooms. Simply email the club at easternstatesspeedway@ or leave a message on the Facebook page ‘Marlborough Stockcar reunion 2016’.

Reunion photos that will be part of Friday’s display. Photos provided.

Rangers City who have yet to record a win. Central now has a five point lead over Woodbourne as they sit out next week’s fixtures with a bye, while Rangers City would be hoping for the best, taking on Blenheim Valley Masters who have had a week off. In the second division there is no stopping Rangers Masters with a 7-2 trouncing of Trojans. Mick Potter continues a purple patch with 5

The Tasman Rugby Union has updated its Brand Identity and that of its flagship brand, the Tasman Makos, to reflect the fans’ tagline “fins up”. The announcement was made at the Tasman Rugby Union annual general meeting last week.

Birds land impressive times Near perfect conditions on Saturday for Blenheim Racing Pigeon clubs birds made for a welcome change from that of previous weekends. With the flock released at 9.55 am at Hawarden, a distance of 190 km, the pigeons cleared the race point quickly and headed for home. The winning birds made a time of 71 km/hr to the loft of Alister Cooper at Renwick, followed closely by the Two Fisher’s birds that made 70 km/hr to Dillon’s Point. Another good result for third place was Chris Bensley who was very close on 69.7 km/hr, young Sindy Kirkwood of Spring Creek was fourth, her bird doing 69.1 km/hr. Neil and Rob of Nearo loft in the Awatere Valley were next in line with 67 km/hr and 59 km/ hr respectively and then Carl Kirkwood with 47 km/hr.

Pirates steady the football ship Central Pirates notched up their first win of the season with Bryce Smith scoring a brace in their 8-2 victory over newcomers Woodbourne. Andrew McCaa stood out as Central continued their great run of form beating Blenheim Valley Cobras 4-2 and remain in top spot. Blenheim Valley United were too strong up front and made it count 3-0 as they beat


goals, while Clubs of Marlborough Rangers try to keep pace with a 6-1 win over Rangers United. Simon Fowke hit a hat-trick after Clubs went down early gifting United a goal. Wadsco Trucks Redwood Masters also had a day to smile about picking up their first win in 3 years beating Picton Crow Tavern 2-0, while Picton No Name beat Redwood Renegade 3-0.

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