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Story and photo by Celeste Alexander World War II veteran Ainslie Boyd, or as he is more commonly known - Pipi, is a regular face seen at local Anzac Day services. Marching with pride with his 14 medals pinned to his jacket, Pipi is one of many who remember those who fought in past conflicts and lost their lives.

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Fallen remembered Continued from page 1 A wreath-laying service to mark Anzac Day will be held at the War Memorial clock tower in Seymour Square on Monday, 25 April at 11.00 am. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman says it is 100 years since Marlborough’s first Anzac Day services were held. Looking back, in Blenheim a parade was held in Market Square on the afternoon of April 25, 1916 and in the Awatere that year, Seddon and Ward settlers came together for a service in the Seddon Hall. This year ten services will be held, from Picton right through to Kaikoura. In Blenheim, veterans and the families of those who fought in past conflicts will be joined by personnel from RNZAF Base Woodbourne in the parade through the town’s streets to Seymour Square. Alistair will open the Anzac Day ser-

vice while the address will be given by Marlborough Girls’ College Principal Karen Stewart and Group Captain (Retired) John Neal will deliver the scripture reading and the prayer. The guests of honour this year are Major Richard Tipler of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps, representing the Australian High Commission and Major Reay Henstock, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, representing the British High Commission. The singing will be led by Marlborough Girls’ College student Maxine Kemp. Blenheim’s central streets will be closed from 10.00 am for one hour while the area around the War Memorial from High Street through to Alfred Street will not re-open until noon. This year the Mayor will also attend the Ward Service, the Dawn Parade at Seddon and the 9.00 am service at Renwick while

Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan will attend the Dawn Parade at Picton. In Picton the service will be held at 6 am at the War Memorial and street closures will include London Quay (from Auckland Street to Wellington Street) and High Street (from London Quay to the intersection of Dublin Street/Waikawa Road/High Street) from 5.00 am to 8.00 am. In Renwick, the main road, along High Street, from Inkerman Street to Alma Street, will be closed from 8.40 am to 9.40 am so a service can be held at the War Memorial at 9.00 am. Traffic will be diverted to an alternative route. In the event of wet weather the Blenheim United Memorial Service will be held in the Marlborough Lines Stadium in Kinross Street. Read more about Pipi Boyd in next week’s Wednesday Sun.

Enroute to dream career Teen Kaleb Donald is set to compete for a national St John’s title Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Local teenager Kaleb Donald has a very clear idea which career path he will be following. Kaleb is already taking steps towards his goal of becoming a doctor or studying paramedic science and nursing, by excelling as a St John youth cadet. Four years ago Kaleb joined the St John’s Youth programme, following in the footsteps of both of his parents. Now at the age of 14 he holds the rank of Corporal and helps with lesson planning for the meetings held locally. Today Kaleb is enroute to Auckland where this weekend he will be competing at the St John National Youth Festival. He is the only youth from Blenheim attending and is one of the 24 South Island squad selected to attend. Of his team mates, he is the second youngest to be selected for the squad. Leading up to the festival Kaleb has taken part in seven training events since

January, a huge commitment he has had to juggle alongside his schooling. “I work really hard to balance it with my school work. I’m pretty focused on what I want to achieve. “I’m not nervous yet for the competition, I’m pretty confident and mostly excited,” he says. The St John National Youth Festival is the major event for St John Youth in New Zealand. The squads will be divided into teams who will be tested in first aid, healthcare, leadership, communications and drill (marching). Props, makeup and patients will be used on competition day to recreate realistic accident and medical emergencies. The St John Youth programme has been going strong for 89 years in New Zealand. It focuses on positive youth development, offering young people from six to 18 years great opportunities to develop leadership and decisionmaking skills.

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Friday April 22, 2016

Call for upgrade of KiwiBank services

Story and photo by Glenise Dreaver When Raelene Rainbird of Picton started a petition to upgrade KiwiBank services in the town, she had no idea of the level of community support she would receive. “I put it out on April 11, planning to close it off on May 1, but within twenty four hours it was obvious that public support was huge. “So I’ve extended the final date to June 1 so that everyone who wants to can sign,” she said. One small business retailer had her two pages of signatures filled within a day, she said. “I’m having to print off additional copies for everyone.” The petition, to go to KiwiBank’s Board of Directors, asks for a KiwiBank machine to be restored in the town and also for a consultant to visit weekly to let clients discuss business matters in private. “We’re grateful to the local Fresh Choice supermarket that operates some of the basic services since the KiwiBank and the NZ Post shop shut late last year, but there are some things they can’t do.” “Anyone wanting to discuss or change their banking arrangements has to go to Blenheim. You can’t do that in a

supermarket express checkout. The travelling is expensive and older people often find getting there difficult. “And we have to pay to use another bank’s machine.” The KiwiBank machine was, she said, removed after a long period of unreliability. “It was frequently out of service and people stopped trying to use it.” She can understand why KiwiBank decided to shut the office when Picton’s economy was so artificially depressed over the years when the plan to shift the ferry terminal to Clifford Bay was on the table. “I know too that it’s been part of a nationwide move to streamline their services. But things here have changed drastically since the decision was made to scrap Clifford Bay. Picton is now a very different place.” Rising real estate prices are a good indicator of what is happening and she says Port Marlborough’s decision to invest $100m in the terminal area over the next ten years is another. “That will mean even bigger and more frequent cruise ship visits, bringing more tourists. They’re now both national and international.” “And it’s only one of the local initiatives which are boosting the economy here.”



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Beer and cider winners Moa Brewing won Best in Class in the New World Beer and Cider Awards in the wheat & other grain beer category for its “Southern Alps White IPA”. Moa also won a silver medal for its Imperial Stout, plus three bronzes. Two other Marlborough brewers won ‘highly commended’ gold medals: Renaissance Brewing, which won gold for its “Tribute Barley Wine” in the British Style Ale category, and Marlborough Cider Co, which won gold in the Apple & Pear Cider category for its “Adam X Eve Excelsior” – its only entry in the awards.

Bells Road closed Bells Road, the road between New Renwick Road and Middle Renwick Road, has been closed during daylight hours this week while work is done to smooth out the road. Marlborough Roads highway manager Frank Porter says 500 metres of road is being re-done and it should be open again to the public this afternoon.

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Flowers for passengers in short supply By Glenise Dreaver Picton woman Raelene Rainbird knows all about the growth in the cruise ship market. She and Margaret Frisken both work with the flower ladies project organiser Yvonne Rigby, leading the groups of women who prepare the buttonholes and distribute them

to cruise ship passengers as they disembark. This season, cruise ships brought 80,000 passengers here. “And many thousands of crew members as well,” said Raelene. Most women are delighted to have a buttonhole, and a few men also take one.

“Our group will have prepared over 17,000 buttonholes by the time the last cruise ship arrives in mid-May and it’s the same for Margaret’s group.” Next season numbers will be even higher and they are finding it hard to source enough small blooms. So they’ve asked the Marlborough

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Young winemakers’ call The Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker competition is being held again this year, and organisers are calling for entries from winemakers who are not yet 30 years’ old. The contests follow a similar format to the NZ Young Viticulturist of the Year contest. Contestants need to complete questions, both practical and theoretical, testing them on the skills and knowledge involved in the winemaking process. Regional competitions are held, with Marlborough’s on 8 July at the Marlborough Research Centre, and the winners go through to compete at the National Final which is held in conjunction with Bragato in August.

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Small-medium business are tightening their belts and putting pen to paper to plan their way through a tightening number of challenges facing the economy according to the latest Westpac Business Growth Monitor. Westpac’s Head of Specialists Commercial, Steve Atkinson said businesses are hunkering down and pausing for a breath as they plan their future over the next year or so. “There are a lot of factors now in play that businesses don’t have control over – the Chinese economy, uncertainty in Europe, the US elections and closer to home the dairy downturn - and they are starting to put the dots together and trace these uncertainties back to their own businesses and their own future”.

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By Cathie Bell Ownership of Blenheim bike shop AvantiPlus has changed hands, but the new owners say the business will be just the same for customers. Previous owner Bill Mitchell had been unwell, and while he has sold his business of 31 years, he is still working in the store. Danijel Duvnjak says nothing has changed with the bikeshop. “There are the mechanics, the rentals, we still have the same brands and the same great service, we’re still sponsoring events. “One of the things I love is Bill’s work in the community. He’s spent so many years in the community, it’s something I want to add to the shop front, ‘31 years supporting the Marlborough community’ and I want to add another 31 to that at least.” Danijel, also has an electric bike

The Avanti Plus team after the ownership change are: from left, Danijel Duvnjak new owner, Bill Mitchell old owner, Brendan Green mechanic, Chanelle Smith sales, Joel Madsen sales, Lynn Haines (Bills partner), Darleen Tana new owner akl based, Michael Keen mechanic, and Chris Hoff Nielsen new owner.

business which he operates from the AvantiPlus store, but that is an add-on to the existing bike business, he says, not changing any of

the store’s current offerings. “There was a bit of a gap there – people looking at moving from bicycles and mountain bikes, but

Local company raises money A Blenheim-based company is hoping to raise as much money as it can to help the New Zealand Returned and Services Association through the sale of its special Anzac biscuit tins. Food product company AFM Group are raising money for the RSA through the sale of their commemorative Anzac biscuit tins. AFM Group general manager Mike Fisher (right) is hoping to raise even more this year. For every packet and tin of Anzac biscuits sold, the RSA receives 30cents and $1 respectively for its ongoing support of returned and current service men and women and their families, including the NZ Police. Over the past year the

company has raised over $150,000 for the RSA. As a proud Kiwi, Mike has attended many dawn services with his father who served in the NZ Army. Seeing the RSA’s in-

volvement in those and meeting its members, he felt it was a deserving charity to help. He says the collaboration between AFM Group and the RSA was the perfect fit.

“The RSA approached us to see what we could do so we came up with the concept, added different flavours and sourced images for the packaging. It really was a joint effort but one I have thoroughly enjoyed. “Anzac biscuits are a part of our national heritage, and 100 years ago they were a comforting taste of home that sustained our soldiers on the battlefields of World War One.” The two organisations have been working together for two years on the special World War I programme which will continue through to 2018. Although Mike doesn’t have any family members who fought in World War I, an emotional connection was created during

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researching images for the tins. “We looked through hundreds of photos from the National Library and National Army Museum to find suitable images for the tins.” He says they tried to stay away from typical war action shots and chose images showing the New Zealand soldiers during their downtime. “It is interesting to see their living conditions and how they were able to entertain themselves and relax during such a difficult time. Official Anzac biscuits and the commemorative tins are available at Countdown, New World, PAK’nSAVE, The Warehouse, Nosh, and other independent retailers.

On-street dining v2 By Cathie Bell Scott Street restaurant MIA is coming back to council with a different proposal to allow it to have an on-street dining area. The Marlborough District Council is being asked to approve a plan to take out three angle carparks and replace them with two parallel parks outside the new dining area. A letter supplied to the council’s community and finance committee by MIA managing director Jetti Walker says neighbouring business owners and tenants are more positive about his proposal and have agreed to the area’s development. “The proposed concept of outdoor dining is especially popular given Blenheim’s wonderful climate and favourable conditions.” The first proposal was put on hold in February after neighbouring businesses objected.

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Friday April 22, 2016



Notification of Meetings Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, of the following meetings of the Marlborough District Council. These meetings are open to the public and interested persons are welcome to attend. Copies of the agendas will be available online and at Council’s Office, 15 Seymour Street. Assets & Services - Tuesday, 3 May 2016 at 1.30 pm Environment - Thursday, 5 May 2016 at 1.00 pm Council - Thursday, 19 May 2016 at 2.00 pm The times and dates may be subject to change, please contact Nicole Chauval, Committee Secretary, Ph: 03 520 7400 for confirmation.

A Rare Ceremony The New Zealand flag flew from the Council Building on Friday as the Mayor deputed for the Governor General at a rare ceremony inside the Council chambers; the presentation of a royal honour to Marlborough’s Brian Powell. About 50 family and friends were present to see Mayor Alistair Sowman present the Queen’s Service Medal to Mr Powell whose health prevented him from attending a ceremony at Government House. Mr Powell received his award for services to heritage preservation and the community.

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The Council’s rivers injection programme for the control of aquatic weeds in rivers and watercourses will commence on Thursday 5 May 2016. Injection will take place in the Council maintained rivers and watercourses on the Lower Wairau Plains and include portions of Spring Creek, Opawa River, Taylor River, Tuamarina River and Murphys Creek. Persons using water from rivers or watercourses in the area for irrigation or stock use should take particular note and obtain further details regarding injection in particular areas by contacting the Council’s office. Any enquiries should be directed to Hai Trieu at Council’s office, Ph: 03 520 7400. The herbicide injection programme is authorised by discharge permit number U070702 and injections will be undertaken in accordance with Schedule 2 of the Operative Code of Practice which is a condition of consent U070702.

Responsibilities of Dog Owners Barking Obligations under Section 5 of the Dog Control act 1996 require every owner of a dog to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the dog does not cause a nuisance to any other person, whether by persistent and loud barking or howling or by any other means. For any queries please ring Animal Control on 520 9033, or visit 52 Main Street, Blenheim or visit Picton Council office at 67 High Street or email

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The Returned Services Association provides welfare support, fellowship and social activities for ex-servicemen and their families. For more information phone 03 578 5230. A reminder that Poppy Day is coming up.

Talk to a councillor about the issues at these venues next week: Wednesday 27 April, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Renwick public forum - Woodbourne Tavern. Thursday 28 April, 10.00 am – 12 noon – PAK’nSAVE Friday 29 April, 10.00 am – 12 noon – New World Saturday 30 April, 10.00 am - 11.30 am, Redwood Market, Redwood Tavern carpark and Rotary Market at Railway Station car park. Read the Consultation Document and how to make a submission on the Council website

Street trees have struggled over our dry seasons Although the recent rain was welcomed, our street trees have just come through a second extremely dry summer and they’ve been feeling the stress. Despite weekly watering by our tree maintenance contractor, younger trees struggle in extended dry weather as their root spread is limited. Council is using smaller, drought-tolerant species for street planting but, even so, on the drier side of Blenheim there have been casualties over the long hot summer coming on the back of last year’s

dry winter. Even some of the mature specimens have succumbed. Any extra water can be very helpful - so please keep an eye on the tree outside your place and if it’s looking dry then please feel free to give it a drink. This is best done by watering with a gentle hand-held hose or watering can - letting the water soak in. Help care for our street trees by: Keeping lawn mowers away from the tree’s base to prevent bark damage. Not spraying or putting lawn clippings around the

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base of the tree. Not parking vehicles over the tree roots. Reporting any vandalism or wind damage. Please also note that our trees are maintained by our arboriculture professionals. These contractors have responsibility for all street tree pruning. We ask members of the public (even the expert gardeners amongst you) not to prune or remove trees. Contact the Council on 520 7400 if you have a problem with a tree on your street berm.

Helping older drivers find their safest fit and activities that can make their cars “fit” better, or enhance driver safety. All the information available will be specific to our local area. An occupational therapist also will be on hand to provide information to older drivers on how to maintain and strengthen driving health WHY: People over 65 are the fastest-growing population in New Zealand. Statistics NZ estimates that people over 65 will make up 25% of our population by 2051. In the over 65s group, the number of those aged 85+ is growing the fastest. Because of their fragility, when a crash does happen it is serious. Older drivers have the highest crash death rate per km of any group of drivers except teenagers. At the last census there

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were over 500,000 New Zealanders over 65 years. Of those, around 400,000 held a driving licence. WHO: NZ Automobile Association, the NZ Association of Occupational Therapists, Grey Power, Road Safety Council, Marlborough District Council, Rotary and NMDHB,. WHEN: 10.00 am to 12 noon Friday 29 April 2016 WHERE: Emergency Management (Civil Defence Rooms) carpark Wither Road Extension (near Recycling Centre) CONTACT: To register for an appointment time phone: Robyn Blackburn, Marlborough District Council, Ph: 03 520 7400

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Friday April 22, 2016


No Respect


According to the latest census almost half of New Zealanders don’t identify with any religion. It seems to me that might be the main reason why at Easter time we are no longer inundated by films about Christ’s death. Blame us agnostics and atheists. As to your other remark about “a certain religion that’s causing mayhem around the world”, it can’t be Islam because as far as I know Islam is as peaceful a religion as Christianity. However, if you think it is Islam then you are confusing Islam with the terrorist organization ISIS which has been denounced by most Muslims.

The Sun Dawn parade shame I also think that the RSA has let down many ex-service personnel and their families by not having Dawn Parade here in Blenheim on Monday 25th April. This is not something to fit around those who prefer to sleep in or think that their presence at another venue negates the need for a Dawn Parade here at the Blenheim Cenotaph. Shame on the RSA for disrespecting the Fallen on this centennial year. L. Doone

No respect come on it’s not as you say. A certain religion causing mayhem, it’s not all of them. And maybe times have changed, doesn’t sound like you have much respect for any other religion than your own.

To the Dawn Parade text on Friday 15 April: I too am disappointed and appalled at no dawn parade in Blenheim, but come on have a word with yourself! Unless you’re physically challenged a 20 min drive is a small price to pay your respects considering what our soldiers did! Or was this just something else to moan about because you were having a slow day ?!?

Big changes to water uses To all rate payers of Marlborough, Council are talking of big changes to water uses. You need to have your say as there will be new costs imposed. Get onto the MDC website, read the proposal and have your say now. It closes 9th May.

Why don’t you bring it up for discussion at the AGM. I am sure there is a reason why we don’t have a Dawn Parade in Blenheim. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain on our parade. The Fox

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Shame on you We read that the tiger population is increasing since trophy hunting and poaching is being effectively curtailed. Shame such controls could not be effective upon Mr Delich and friends who happily killed a rare swordfish for the benefit of their egos, shame on you!

Witherlea crime Whodunnits! A shop shot at with shotgun, tree set alight both in Alana Place, fire around the corner in Harling Park. Unknown people up driveways. It’s burglary season and a week until school is back! Lock it, alarm it, eyes open at all times these days-even when at home just out the back! Idle minds + lax local attitudes=gifted opportunities.

Went to the new theatre last week to see a show. What a wonderful asset for Marlborough. Our visitors from Christchurch were very impressed and envious by what we’ve achieved as a smaller region. All you ‘knockers’ should buy a ticket and check out this wonderful asset for yourselves and give up criticising the efforts of those who have worked so hard to achieve this for our town. I continue to be a critic despite having been to a show and seeing for myself so, by their standards, “qualify to comment”. Overlooking the complex is unfinished it isn’t world class. Worse is, having only side aisles, it could pose potential for a disaster in an emergency. Arvensis

Not only cyclists Not only cyclists but runner’s dressed in dark clothing on Jacksons and Old Renwick Rd 6.30am EVERY DAY! No street lights on these Rds, when will first fatality happen!

OSH/ACC and more All these new safety rules will we see compulsory crash helmets for mobility AND golf carts. Even on the links, chance of being hit by a wayward 4, slice, wedge or iron, kevlar hats compulsory! Let alone at cricket matches, sitting with your glass of champers and a winning six is hit. Or even as a cyclist being sconed by the jettisoned newspaper delivery cars in town.

txt talk of the week Great show I agree with letter last week, Suzanne Prentice, was absolutely wonderful. Great show and hope it won’t be too long before once again we can applaud her fantastic performance. We welcome your texts on 027 242 5266. Limit to 70 words please. Name supplied please. We reserve the right to publish at our discretion. Please note the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Sun management.

Sincere thanks On behalf of Dave, Margaret and Family. A big thank you to everyone, especially the lady first on the scene of Dave’s accident corner of Hospital and Weld St Friday 8th. Also to the ambulance, police and hospital staff. Comforting to know we have compassionate and caring people. Once again THANKYOU.

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Friday April 22, 2016

Agreement signed Story and photo by Cathie Bell Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman has signed a friendship framework agreement with Ningxia People’s Congress vicechairman Wang Ru’gui, further linking Marlborough with China’s premium winegrowing region. Marlborough has been exploring potential sister-city links with Ningxia Autonomous Region as wine industry business links between the two regions have been growing. Last year, a business delegation went to Ningxia, with one business making a significant sale and another being asked to quote on

supplying winery equipment. Ningxia has modelled itself on France, focussing on red wine, mainly Bordeaux-style blends. At the signing ceremony on Wednesday morning, Alistair said the friendship framework agreement would make the relationship between the two regions warmer and support the business ties. Since the Chinese government has made Ningxia in the country’s northwest its premium winegrowing area, its growth has been remarkable, Alistair says. “There is an opportunity for Marlborough to export expertise, knowledge, and technology, but

also there is an opportunity to discuss education, at both secondary and tertiary levels.” Ru’gui says Marlborough and Ningxia have much in common in many fields: climate, wine, animal husbandry, and tourism. “Just like Marlborough, we produce the best quality of grapes... There is huge potential for future co-operation.” Ningxia has just been made an “open up economy zone”, he says, the first one to be set up inland, which will enable it to trade as Shanghai and coastal regions do, which will help Marlborough businesses.

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Sections grow as market booms By Cathie Bell The Marlborough District Council is looking to offer 67 more sections up the Taylor Pass Road after what it thought would take three years to sell actually sold in the first three months of this year. Its resource application for a two-stage development in Witherlea is one of four applications to develop subdivisions being considered, totalling 133 new sections expected to become available over the next year. Council property and community facilities manager Jamie Lyall says the council has only two lots still for sale in its Taylor Pass Boulevard development. He expects the new sections will be released to the market in two stages in May, through the Bayleys Marlborough firm. “The market is extremely buoyant. “In October last year, I had to do projections and at the time, council had projected that we had three years’ worth of section stock available, based on the sales data of the previous three to five years. “In the first three months of this year, virtually all that stock

has gone.” Real estate firms and other developers have also noted the boom in section sales. Omaka Landing developer Mark Davis says more than half the 34 residential sections of the first stage at the New Renwick Road subdivision sold within two weeks of hitting the market. Resource consent applications for other subdivisions include 37 sections off Old Renwick Road, eight off Wither Road, and 21 sections of Tremorne Avenue. Jamie says 20 per cent of the sales of council sections were to people from out of town. It was not possible to tell whether these were people intending to move to Marlborough, or who were investing planning to rent out future houses. There was feedback that people were looking to build their ‘dream home’ and leveraging off their existing home because of the low interest rates, he says. There was also not a lot of choice in the rental market. The section boom was beneficial for the whole Marlborough economy, Jamie says, with flowons to building companies and the whole supply chain.





























































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What would you change about the world? Pollution.

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The best thing in your life right now? Having my health and being happy. What is the one thing Sun readers would be surprised to know about you? I love barbeque cooking.

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Clever plants Recently I received an article about how smart plants are. This may make you look at plants in a slightly different light. Plants are not just green leafy things, rooted into the soil soaking up sunlight which they convert to energy (carbohydrates or sugar). That in itself is pretty amazing stuff being in a sense more advanced than our off the grid solar power systems. Plants are active communicators engaging in a complex relationship with the environment. They are weather forecasters also; for example, acorns if they have thicker shells than normal it means an extra cold winter. Why is that? Simply to protect the germ inside the nut by having a thicker coat manufactured as the nut forms. Music and healing energy changes the way plants grow: Sound is known to affect the growth of plants. Seeds are sometimes treated with ultrasound to help start the germination process.

The seeds exposed to music and those exposed to healing energy both germinated faster than the control seeds or those exposed to noise. According to studies it has been noticed that plants warn each other about pest attacks. Plants growing naturally have capabilities of deterring pest insects from feeding on them. I presume this may happen in ways such as creating a chemical that makes the plant unpalatable to that insect group; creating a chemical that changes either the smell of the plant or the light waves reflecting off the plants to disguise themselves. Readers will be familiar with Mycorrhizal fungi which is found extensively in healthy soils. It is known that the Mycorrhizal attach to plant roots and gather nutrients and moisture to the benefit of the plant in exchange for carbohydrates. This can increase a plant’s root zone by 800 per cent.

The Mycorrhizal fungi threads link plants to one another like a underground internet and this is how plants can communicate with each other. Even more amazing, the warning not only leads to systemic changes, but in particular it causes the plant to increase production of volatile chemicals that repel aphids while attracting wasps, which are aphids’ natural enemy. One thing that is for sure, is the importance of Mycorrhizal fungi in our gardens, which you can help increase by applying Mycorrcin to your garden soil. Plants can also read your moods and gardeners that love their gardens have a great healing asset. If you have had a stressful day and you go out into the garden, your plants will pick up on your stress and as you spend time looking after them they will look after you and before you know it the stress will have vanished.

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Friday April 22, 2016

BP cover-up The BP site on Main St next to The Warehouse is completely covered up while it undergoes a revamp. The new BP Connect is expected to open in mid May. The site has been owned by BP New Zealand for more than two decades and previously leased to MS Ford Nelson which closed on April 9. Now the business is back with BP, Shelley Brady Communication Manager for BP NZ told The Sun, “BP has invested in the site and

now is the time to upgrade to a BP Connect with a Wild Bean Cafe.” Blenheim will be the 93rd BP in NZ with a Wild Bean cafe. “Our Wild Bean cafe barista’s are highly trained and competitive about making good coffee,” says Shelley. They we will be offering free WIFI and comfortable seating. Wild Bean Cafe is the number one retailer of barista-made coffee in NZ and have been serving Fairtrade Certified coffee since 2008.

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Anzac services Monday, 25 April 2016 Picton 6.00 am Soldiers’ War Memorial Picton Awatere 6.30 am Seddon War Memorial Renwick 9.00 am War Memorial Spring Creek 9.30 am Spring Creek Hall Havelock 10.00 am Town Hall Rai Valley 11.00 am War Memorial Kaikoura 11.00 am Memorial Hall Blenheim 11.00 am War Memorial Clock Tower, Seymour Square Sounds 11.00 am Sounds Soldiers’ Memorial

A Day of memories and sorrow for many - Anzac Day © From Marie Higgs She watched them as they gaily marched by waving and smiling they caught her eye. Bravely she wouldn’t let them see her tears for they marched so proudly, though young in years. One nineteen, the other, one and twenty, both blessed with vigour and life aplenty They laughed, ‘We’ll be home for Christmas, Mum,’ they said,’ We’ll soon have Jerry on the run.’ The months rolled by and Christmases passed, she wondered how much longer the war would last. Then came those telegrams, edged in black first one, then the other, would never come back. The years rolled on – her heart lay broken and thoughts of the greetings never to be spoken. Happy Birthday - Merry Christmas to you my dears; the twenty-fifth of April, each time brings her tears They lie in fields, where red poppies are found We’ll never forget them, our memories are bound. Lest we forget.

Primary school student Arwin Temple (10) wrote this poem last year in honour of Anzac Day as part of a school writing project.

What have I done? What have I done? It’s like the world is against me What have I done? There are soldiers marching and bullets shooting What have I done? In no man’s land poppies grow wild What have I done? There is death and blood everywhere.

Council Services ANZAC Day Monday 25 April Marlborough District Council, Blenheim office will be closed. The District Library in Blenheim and the Picton Library and Service Centre will be closed. Bus Services The Blenheim Bus Service will not operate. Kerbside Rubbish Bag and Recycling Collections If your rubbish bag and recycling crate is usually collected on Monday, it will be collected the following day Tuesday 26 April. The Landfill Will be open from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Transfer Stations, Resource Recovery and Reuse Centres and E-Waste: •

The Resource Recovery and the Re-use Centre, and Blenheim Transfer Station will be open from 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm.

Picton Transfer Station will be open from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

Havelock Transfer Station will be open from 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm.

E-Waste and Rai Valley, Seddon and Wairau Valley Transfer Stations will be closed.

Greenwaste Acceptance Facility Will be open from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Temporary Road Closures Monday 25 April 2016 – ANZAC Day Memorial Services Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is given that on Monday 25 April 2016 from 8.40 am to 9.40 am, High Street, from Inkerman Street to Brook Street, Renwick, will be closed to ordinary vehicle traffic for the purposes of the Anzac Day Commemoration Service. An alternative signposted detour route will be available via Inkerman, Havelock and Brook Streets during the closure. Strictly No Parking in High Street from Inkerman Street to Brook Street from 5.00 am to 9.40 am. It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person other than under the authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. During the period of closure, ordinary vehicular traffic may use the road being closed between events under the supervision and authority of an officer of the New Zealand Police (Traffic Safety Branch). For all enquiries please contact Sandra Boyd, Marlborough Roads, Ph: 03 520 8330. NOTICE is hereby given under Section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974 that the following streets will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic on Anzac Day, Monday, 25 April 2016.

BLENHEIM From 10.00 am to 11.00 am. Arthur Street from Queen Street to Seymour Street Seymour Street from Arthur Street to John Street, including the Alfred/Seymour, High/ Seymour and Charles/Seymour Street intersections. From 11.00 am to 12.30 pm High Street from Queen Street to Henry Street Seymour Street from Charles Street to John Street Alfred Street from Henry Street to Market Street

Hutcheson Street from Alfred Street to John Street Russell Terrace from Alfred Street (including the Clubs of Marlborough carpark exit into Russell Terrace). Notice is also hereby given that parking will be prohibited and cars will be removed from 6.00 am to midday in the following areas: Arthur Street from Queen Street to Seymour Street Seymour Street from Arthur Street to John Street High Street from Henry Street to Queen Street Alfred Street from Henry Street to Market Street including Russell Terrace.

PICTON From 5.00 am to 8.00 am. London Quay from Auckland Street to Wellington Street and High Street from London Quay to the intersection of Dublin Street/Waikawa Road/High Street. Notice is also hereby given that parking will be prohibited and cars will be removed from 5.00 pm on Sunday 24 April to 8.00 am on Monday 25 April in the following areas: London Quay High Street

from Auckland Street to Wellington Street and from outside properties at 1–10 High Street.

Note: Free parking will be available in Blenheim at the Alfred Street parking building. The barrier arms will not be in use they will be left open on Anzac Day only. Limited parking will be available on Henry Street and John Street and also the Blenheim School grounds. The wet weather venue for the Blenheim United Memorial Service will be the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 in Kinross Street. ALISTAIR SOWMAN MAYOR

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- weekend event guide Friday 22 Hot art in Havelock The Gallery Havelock, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Enjoy browsing some of the excellent art on show from talented local artists. Come and have a look in the friendly little gallery at 60 Main Road, Havelock. Marlborough Snails & Watch out Snails Story Marlborough Museum, 26 Arthur Baker Place, Brayshaw Heritage Park, 11am–12pm & 2pm–3pm. For reservations phone the Museum office on 5781712 or email info@ The Edwin Fox Ship Visitor Centre open every day from 9am, a great all weather and family friendly activity. Come and explore the decks and the depths of the ship. Dunbar wharf, on Picton foreshore. For more information call Karen on 573 6868. The Men Of BodyHeat Australia Picton RSA & Club, show starts at 8pm. Girls, get your friends together for a fun filled night!! Tickets $30. Book now, ph 573 6114. Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton has a collection of some 2000 items of Maori, whaling, maritime, heritage and textile displays. 10am-4pm daily, 9 London Quay, Ph 573 8283. EcoWorld Picton Aquarium Meet the locals up close with amazing New Zealand animals. Touch a living fossil (Tuatara), little Blue Penguin, have fun discovering animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Up close encounters at 11am and 2pm daily. Open daily from 9.30am. Picton Foreshore. The Diversion Gallery Open 12pm-5pm Wednesday – Saturdays, 10 London Quay, Picton, Ph 573 7376 or 027 440 8121 or Marlborough During World War I Marlborough Museum, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Open daily untill the 26th April. Marlborough Sacrifice WWI exhibition. Free entry.

Saturday 23 Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up. Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road. Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am-4pm.

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Blenheim Menz Shed 4 Dillon’s Point Rd opens 9am-12pm Saturday. Mon & Thurs 1-4pm. Building relationships and sharing skills. Ph Gerry 578 1835. Eastern States Speedway Harvest Nationals Eastern States Speedway, Vintage Lane, Renwick. 6pm, join us for the last event of the season, Harvest Nationals which include rally cars, production open champs plus a demolition derby. Fun for the whole family. Marlborough Harriers Pack run from Rarangi Fire Station. Meet at 1.45 for a 2pm start, Rarangi to Whites bay and return. This will take around 40min to an hour depending on what option you take. Look for the Harrier sign along Rarangi Beach Road. Bring along some afternoon tea to share with others post run. Tea coffee provided. The supervision of children for this event is parental responsibility. Contact Peter 0274475028 for more info. Body Heat Australia Ripped and Stripped Tour Giesen Sports and Events Centre, 8 Uxbridge St, Renwick, show starts at 8pm. Girls, get your friends together for a fun filled night!! To buy pre sale tickets for $30 phone +61 418713971 or tickets $50 on the door. Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale Every Saturday 8am–12.30pm at the Railway Station car park, Grove Rd. Club meets Mondays at Clubs of Marlborough. Ph Andy 578 2272 or 021 842 928.

Sunday Evening Dodson Street Beer Garden, 1 Dodson Street, Blenheim. 5–8pm. Very established international group based in Marlborough. From Standards, Jazz, Latin and Pop, this formation has a huge repertoire. Often accompanied by students from the local colleges.

Blenheim Riverside Railway Brayshaw Park Station. Departs 1.15pm & 3pm for Omaka and return and 1.45pm for Beaver Station, Riverside Park, Central Blenheim and return. CASH ONLY, Adults $10, Child $5. Open on Wednesday 27 April also. Marlborough Farmers Market 9am to 12noon, every Sunday. Taste your way around Marlborough’s wonderful Farmers’ Market, nibbling on locally grown delicious seasonal produce. Now’s the time to plant your garden with our cheery blooms, winter veggie seedlings and lavenders. A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell & Alabama Rds. Model Aero Club ARA Wairau Valley 9am, Murray Ph 578 9199 or Tony Ph 577 9776. Petanque 10am Sunday and 1pm Wednesday, 65A Weld Street – John Ph 5779789. Ulysses Club Ride 1pm ride to Ward for an ice-cream or coffee or both.

Redwood Market 8am-12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, plants, produce and crafts.

Tramping Club We go on tramp’s Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel Ph Mary 572 8762 or

Picton Men’s Shed “Where men can do what men do best” 9am-12pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm. Phone Rex Green 021 469 191 or Bill Rogers 573 5507 for more information.

Sunday 24 Marlborough Community Sacrifice WORLD WAR 1 EXHIBITION Tua Marina Church, Brayshaw Heritage Park, 26 Arthur Baker Place, 2pm–4pm.

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‘It’s all about the coffee’ Recreational bike ride - all year round departs at 9.00am from AvantiPlus Blenheim, 61 Queen St. Everyone welcome. Register your interest

Mini Putt & Merry-Go-Round Picton Foreshore, 10am every day during school holidays, Today and Sunday, 10am.

Vintage Farm Machinery 10am-3pm, open every day. Brayshaw Park guided tours available, Sunday - Thomas Tank Engine rides. Ph Doris 579 4357.

Get ready for the weekend with our list of what’s on!

Marlborough Guild of Woodworkers Brayshaw Park, open workshop 1-4pm, every 1st Sunday of the month. Wooden toys for sale. For more info contact Jim 578 8974 or Rod 579 4601. Marlborough Rock and Mineral Club Brayshaw Park, come and see our large rock, mineral, crystal and fossil collection, work room and books. Free admission. Associated Modellers Society. Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm4pm $2.

Kapahaka Every Sunday at Tuamarina Hall 12pm-3pm. All welcome.

Anazc Day Services Sunday 24 April Ward, 2pm, Ward War Memorial. Monday 25 April Picton, 6am, Soldiers’ War Memorial. Seddon, 6.30am, Seddon War Memorial. Renwick, 9am, Renwick War Memorial. Spring Creek, 9.30am, Spring Creek Hall. Havelock, 10am, Havelock Town Hall. Rai Valley, 11am, War Memorial, SH 6. Kaikoura, 11am, Kaikoura War Memorial Esplanade. Blenheim, 11am, War Memorial Clock Tower, Seymour Square. Sounds, 11.00 am, Sounds Soldiers’ Memorial Monday 25 April Ulysses Marlborough Rescue Ride Bikers raising funds for Life Flight Trust. Meet at Havelock Marina Carpark at 1pm for a 1:30pm departure. Badges will be on sale on the day $10 each. Proceeds to Life Flight Trust. Open to anyone riding a roadworthy motorbike. Tuesday 26 April Marlborough During World War 1. 11am–12pm and again at 2pm-3pm. Marlborough Museum, 26 Arthur Baker Place, Brayshaw Heritage Park. Presentation by Steve Austin. Reservations: 578-1712 or Email

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Friday April 22, 2016

This grape spill occurred last Thursday afternoon on the corner of Blicks Lane and Old Renwick Road.

Harvest drawing to an end By Cathie Bell Marlborough’s grape harvest is drawing to a close and everyone seems to be pleased with how it’s gone. However, Marlborough Roads highway manager Frank Porter said there had been over 40 spills of grapes this harvest, more than last year. Costs have yet to be finalised, he says. “In terms of how we manage our network,

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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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Pack room position Flexible hours to suit the right person

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

We are looking for the right person to lead our small team of packers.

Night Shift Supervisor

As part of this team you will ensure that the pack room is run efficiently with a wide variety of detailed tasks, to meet our customer requirements.

Full-time, Havelock Our Havelock mussel grading facility supplies product for both our Motueka and Blenheim factories year round, and is very busy over the harvest season from September until June of each year.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, self-starter with attention to detail, a great sense of humour and good work ethic. Some lifting will be involved. (5 to 10 kg).

Looking for a full-time position that will give you the opportunity to use your supervisory skills? Are you good with detail and documents, and understand the importance of getting it right first time?

This position would suit an individual who is not yet ready to retire or who can fit this busy role around family commitments. Closing date Friday 6 May. To apply for this position please send cover letter and CV to

Reporting to the Havelock Manager, your duties will include: • assisting in the induction of new staff as well as general staff training • supporting the Manager to implement company policy on maintaining product safety, documentation and the safety of staff • working to ensure that product is graded correctly to meet deadlines and customer requirements.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa


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This is a hands-on role that will require you to be physically fit, and preferably able to drive a forklift (a forklift licence is preferred but not essential, as we are prepared to put the right applicant through a course).

We are looking for a professional Secretary to provide administrative and secretarial services to Council.

Are you highly efficient and organised, adaptable, self-motivated, computer savvy and a team player?

We are looking for the following skills: • • • • •

Excellent computer literacy Experienced in providing secretarial/administrative support Skilled in prioritising workloads Ability to take minutes at meetings or a willingness to learn this skill Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.

Applications for this unique opportunity close at 5.00 pm on 27 April 2016. Applications should be made online via our website, www., where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to apply. For further information you are welcome to contact

Previous management experience will also be an advantage as Talleys actively encourages promotion within the Group.

The Fresh Name in the Freezer

To the people of Marlborough who either gave of their Time or Scrap, The Committee of the Fit N Free Outdoor Gym Of Havelock would like to thank you all for your help in the Scrap Metal collection to raise funds to put an outdoor Gym in Havelock. Thank you to Bill for the use of his land while the scrap was collected.


Please apply to: Donald Boote – Shellfish Manager, PO Box 5, Motueka, or email with the subject line ‘Havelock Supervisor’. Please note that as this is a full time job, applicants will need to be residents of NZ or be in the process of applying for residency. Applications close 06 May 2016.


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Friday April 22, 2016 missing

MISSING SuzieQ Tabby Cat Still hoping my fluff butt, SuzieQ, is still out there somewhere. Been AWOL since 4.1.16. Any info to Maggie 0220117381.

church notice Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Senior Citizens Hall, 166 High Street. Sundays 10 a.m. All welcome. 5785030.

Nativity Anglican Church 76 Alfred Street, Blenheim. All welcome to our services Thursday - 10am Eucharist Service Sunday - 8am Traditional Eucharist Service 10am - Family Service 7pm - Evening Service

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Births This Week REIHANA: Taika Te Koha-rau Aroha James ”Taika James”, (6lb 11oz) April 12, 2016 JONES: Casey Jones (8lb 12oz) April 15, 2016 Higgins: Rhylee-Mae (7lb 5oz) April 16, 2016 COLLINS: Mollie Jane (6lbs 11oz) April 8, 2016 HUGHES: Micah Anthony (8lb 5oz) March 31, 2016 HELLSTROM: Eleanor Greta (10lb 1oz) April 3, 2016

Anglican Church.

92 Weld Street, Redwoodtown

Sunday Services

9.00am: Traditional Service 10.30am: Family Service

Wednesday Service

10am: Communion Enquiries Phone 578 0139

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Death Notices CUNNIFFE, Ina (nee Cootes): April 15, 2016 GIBSON, Shirley Alison: April 15, 2016

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CRESSWELL, Arthur James (Jim): On Wednesday April 20 2016 peacefully, at Ashwood Park Retirement Village. Aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbara, much loved father and father-in-law of Ruth and the late Peter Wilson, Pam Rentoul, Diana (Wink) and Val Wadsworth, Chris and Heather, and Penny and Mark Rounthwaite. Loved Grandad of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Treasured companion and friend of Joy Buzan and family. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Alison and the late John Knight, Noel and Nancy, and Peter and Beverley. Messages may be sent to c/- 144 Booker Road, RD 2, Blenheim 7272. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Marlborough Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 233, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Jim will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 10.30am Saturday April 23, followed by interment at Fairhall Cemetery. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 GRIEVE, Patricia Margaret (nee Lincoln): On April 12 2016, suddenly at Picton. Aged 88 years. Much-loved wife of the late David Grieve, loving mother and mother-in-law of Nevin and Carolyn (UK), and Peter and Charlotte (Otago). Loved and missed grandmother of Erin, and Jeremy (UK) and Leigh (Otago) and Brittany (Wellington). Loved daughter of the late Lucy Ellen Maria and James Joseph Lincoln and sister of Marie, Jim, Loretta, and the late Brian. Rest in Peace. Messages may be sent to c/- 25 Lewis Road, RD 3, Alexandra, Otago 9393. A Requiem Mass was held at Picton on Saturday April 16 and interment at Hokitika on Monday April 18. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

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LEWER, Stephen Ray: April 18, 2016 SCHMIDT, Barry Hugh: April 17, 2016

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Stylist returns to Blenheim for one off show Well-known stylist and motivational speaker Lisa O’Neill returns to Blenheim on Monday May 2 with her hilarious ‘What a Woman Wants’ show, showcasing the latest fashion styles and how to wear them. Farmers is supporting Lisa in her travels to present this comedy-filled Plunket fundraiser which covers bodyshapes, make-up and accessories, and feeling fabulous! Tickets are $25 and include a complimentary drink and a light supper - Booking fees will apply. Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 7.30pm at the Marlborough Convention Centre. Tickets available from Blenheim isite, Ken Ham’s MusicWorks or at iticket.



In Memoriam

Blenheim Marlborough

Phone Simon, or Jill 03 577 7868

Lisa O’Neill.

The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance derives from the poppy being the first plant to re-emerge from the churned up soil on the soldier’s grave during World War 1. The first Poppy Day in New Zealand was held the day before Anzac Day in 1922.

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Kobe and Curry throw out scripts The NBA showed why sport is so magical. On one day, Kobe Bryant bows out after 20 years as the leading man of the Los Angeles Lakers with a magical 60-point curtain call. Just down the road, the Golden State Warriors broke a single season winning record many thought would never be beaten. The Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies at home to finish a regular season with a 73 win, nine loss record, beating the 1995/96 Chicago Bulls 72-10 season. Both games were played at the same time so I had to multitask as

best a man can to keep up though I was initially more interested in the Warriors pursuit of history than Kobe’s farewell. That was until Kobe got the hot hand as they say in basketball. Kobe’s Lakers had been awful this year - a stark contrast from their rich, successful history. The 37-year-old turned back the clock at the Staples Center, surrounded by A-list celebrities like Jack Nicholson and David Beckam and former team mates like Shaquille O’Neal. A more fitting ending could not have been written by Hollywood writers just down the street.

The chance to see Kobe has come and gone but if you’re a casual basketball watcher, make an effort to see Golden State in the playoffs. Their leading light Steph Curry is the first man to make 400 threepointers in a regular season. The feat is even more impressive considering no man before Curry had ever made 300 before the season. Just for a little bit of life symmetry - The Golden State coach, Steve Kerr was a key player for the Bulls in the 1995/96 season that his team has now eclipsed. You can’t write this stuff.

Friday April 22, 2016

Sport sports talk With ... Jacob Page

Paddon and Kennard ready for challenges Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard head back into the thick of World Rally Championship action with this weekend’s running of Rally Argentina. The Kiwis are fresh from their win at the Rally Otago and this will be the third time Paddon and Kennard have competed in Argentina. Based in Villa Carlos Paz, 700km out of Buenos Aires, the early autumn rally combines soft, sandy roads which become heavily rutted for the second pass, rocky narrow, mountain roads, many river crossings in the valleys and the potential for fog and even ice in the mountains. “Some of the stages we did here in the PWRC in 2011,” Hayden says. “There are more faster stages which I enjoy but, in general, this is the roughest rally of the championship and each year we come back the conditions are different. “You have to adopt a slightly different mentality to make sure you look after the car as best you can. “It has been raining non-stop around the rally region for two weeks. The weather outlook for the rally is not so bad but the poor weather in the build-up means we can expect a lot of damaged and rough roads which will add to the challenge. Generally, with the softer sandy conditions, tyre strategy is pretty straightforward with softs being the best.” Hayden says the atmosphere with the sheer


Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, training for the Argentinean rally. numbers of fans out watching the action makes rally doesn’t make it much fun from his side of the car. this event extraordinary as a competitor. “Trying to write notes during recce is often “The thing that always stands out about this rally is the atmosphere and the hundreds of difficult and there’s always a lot of tidy-up work thousands of spectators that line the stages – that after to make sure you can read the notes clearly when getting bounced around on the stages makes it special. “In terms of the roads, it’s not really my during the rally. “As Hayden says, it’s not particularly a favourite rally but we will put that behind us and try and bring home another top five result.” favourite rally, but one with its own special Blenheim-based John adds that being a rough atmosphere and very enthusiastic fans.”


Tasman trophy’s new sponsor Tasman Rugby Union has announced regional fuels distributor NPD is the new official sponsor of its Tasman Trophy competition between Marlborough and Nelson Bays senior division 1 clubs for this year’s and next year’s club rugby seasons. Union chief executive Tony Lewis says it is exciting to have a brand that is as well-recognised as NPD associated with the game at a senior club level. “The Tasman Trophy is contested by clubs situated in both our big towns and rural areas where NPD has a retail presence.”

Sports injuries Sports injuries can often be treated better at the GP’s rather than the hospital’s emergency department. Medical staff say that while sports injuries can look and sound alarming, and instinct might say to get it checked out at the Emergency Department, but most soft tissue injuries can be managed at home until you can see your GP or your choice of specialist, such as a Physiotherapist, the next working day. Emergency department head Andrew Morgan says he wants people to come to the Emergency Department when they have serious medical problems or injuries, for example someone with chest pain that might be due to a heart attack, and people with concussion and bad breaks should come to the Emergency Department. But for sprains, strains and sore backs and shoulders the advice is look after yourself or the person in your care, go the urgent after-hours GP if you need to be seen that day or wait and seek care from your choice of health professional, your GP or Physiotherapist or other choice of specialist, over the next few days.

Running challenge topped Brilliant overhead conditions prevailed for those that contested the Marlborough Harrier Club’s Novice Cup Handicapped Cross Country event at Taylor Dam on Saturday afternoon. Spokesman Les McKay says it was a challenge to traverse the bog in the first half of the course but all came through unscathed. The handicap system works so as to give every competitor, no matter what their ability, an even chance of winning

their grade. In theory everyone in their respective grade should cross the finish line together, Les says. “The handicappers did a good job with most competitors coming in within a short time.” We had all grades represented from under 7’s to veterans, he says “It was great to see so many children getting out and enjoying themselves.” The next race at Taylor Dam is for the Burton Cup which is one of the club’s

oldest trophies. This will be held on 7th May and once again all competitors will start off on handicap. However it will be an extra challenge for seniors, veterans and walkers who will all step up to longer distances on the day, Les says. A full set of Novice Cup results can be found at Right: Running is fun for all ages, as Anna Love, with her Dad Craig, shows.

Dig out your sports gear iSPORT founders Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, and Ali Williams have been asking New Zealanders to dig out and donate their unused sporting gear to help Kiwi schools support their talented students. Marlbarians can drop their unused equipment into West-

pac Blenheim and iSPORT will then distribute these donations to schools to help them nurture their sporting talents. “Heaps of New Zealand schools don’t have the right gear to help kids develop their skills in the sports they love” says iSPORT co-

founder and rugby legend Richie McCaw. “We want to help schools get the equipment they need to help those kids so they can realise their sporting potential. “This is all about helping kids, getting them active, and giving them an opportunity to try out

some different sports that they may not have had the chance to experience without the donated gear. I think it’s a wonderful initiative and will pay dividends to sports at a grass roots level here in New Zealand. “We’re encouraging Kiwis to

rummage around for any gear they may not use anymore but would be of great benefit to our younger sporting generation coming through.” To donate to the drive, drop any sporting equipment in useable condition to a Westpac Blenheim.


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