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Gallipoli awe Marlborough Girl Stephanie Simpson at Anzac Cove

By Cathie Bell Going to the Anzac Day commemoration at Gallipoli in Turkey has given Marlborough Girls’ College student Stephanie Simpson a better understanding of the Anzacs, what they faced and the environment they found themselves in, she says. Stephanie won this year’s Cyril Bassett VC speech competition and got to deliver her speech to the crowds at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli before the dawn service on April 25 as part of her prize. Continued on page 2 Marlborough Girls’ College student Stephanie Simpson delivers her Cyril Bassett Award speech at the Anzac Day commemoration at Gallipoli, Turkey. PHOTO: Patrick Jackson.

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre frames the breathtaking vista of Marlborough and provides the perfect backdrop for every event. From lunch with the girls to private birthday dinners, a romantic bite to eat or a corporate function; Brancott Estate Heritage Centre can accommodate for any occasion. Each season brings a new richness and depth to the spectacular location so there is always something to see.

Enchanting lunch or exclusive dinner setting The Brancott Heritage Centre is located on Brancott Vineyard only 12 minutes from Blenheim town centre and 8 minutes from Marlborough Airport. Open daily between 10am and 4.30pm excluding public holidays. Contact us to make a booking and secure your special occasion. Indulge in our fantastic Wine Experiences while you dine: • Mastery of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc • Living Land Falcon Encounter • Vineyard Cycle Tour • The Royal Pioneers Tasting

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Dawn service a once in a lifetime experience Continued from page 1 The 18-year-old impressed the judges of the national finals of the Cyril Bassett VC speech competition last month, with what they described as a passionate speech about the experiences of nurses on hospital ships, mere kilometres from the frontlines at Gallipoli during the First World War. Winning the national competition meant Stephanie and her mother Helen joined the New Zealand contingent to

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Anzac Cove at Gallipoli for the commemoration service. Her speech was part of the Reflective Programme, which runs from 8pm on April 24 through to 5am on April 25. A varied Reflective Programme, it centres on explaining various aspects of the Gallipoli campaign, with a number of musical contributions from a combined New Zealand Defence Force/ Australian Defence Force band, keeping the waiting crowd engaged, although most

managed to get some sleep at some point during the night. After giving her speech, Stephanie says that coming to Gallipoli itself has ‘given me a better understanding of the Anzacs; what they faced and the environment they found themselves in’. “We are privileged to have the lifestyle we do because of the sacrifices they made.” Helen says the trip has been ‘a once in a lifetime experience’. “It is an emotional journey

for all involved.” The speech competition is in honour of Cyril Bassett VC (1892-1983), the only New Zealander to receive the supreme gallantry award, the Victoria Cross, during the Gallipoli campaign. The competition, launched in 2010, is a partnership between the RSA and ANZ to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who served New Zealand in armed conflicts overseas.

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Medal haul for St John cadet Story and photo by Celeste Alexander Kaleb Donald has a great excuse to be smiling this week. The 14-year-old Blenheim teenager has returned from Auckland with three medals after competing at the St John National Youth Festival at the weekend. He was the only youth from Blenheim selected to compete and was one of the 24 strong South Island squad. Kaleb’s team placed first overall in the ‘Aggregate Team First Aid Tests’ category, winning the Valiant Plaque. The team went on to be named the runner up Linen Guild Cup ‘Champion Team’ and was part of the South Island ‘Champion Region’ win. Asked how he was feeling after his weekend, Kaleb answers; “Honestly.... amazing!” “It was really cool, I enjoyed every minute and I have made friends for a lifetime.

“If I get the chance to go back again next year, I definitely will,” he says. With the competition behind him, Kaleb is now focusing on this weekend’s drill camp where he will be working towards his ‘Grand Prior’s Award’. The Grand Prior’s Award is gained by completing six compulsory badges, six badges of the cadet’s own choice, and 100 hours of community service. Once completed, the Grand Prior’s Award is awarded at a ceremony in the presence of the Governor General. RIGHT: Blenheim teenager Kaleb Donald has returned from the St John National Youth Festival held in Auckland at the weekend with three medals.

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Former MP to run as mayor By Cathie Bell Former MP Colin King is to stand as mayor of Marlborough in the council elections in October. Colin confirmed his mayoral bid to the Blenheim Sun yesterday and says he will be running as an independent. He is the second candidate to put their name forward: first term councillor Brian Dawson has already said he will stand as mayor. Alistair Sowman has yet to decide whether to run for a fifth term. Colin says he is standing because he is concerned that Marlborough Colin King, the former MP, is to stand as Mayor of Marlborough. has stagnated. “There are not enough opportuni- and central government as they are ties or jobs for our young people, so to the local community. our children and grandchildren are “We need a mayor who is able to leaving the area to find worthwhile unite council to be ambitious for work and bring up their families in everyone living in Marlborough, other areas. and everyone who would love to I became aware recently of an live in Marlborough but cannot example of this and when looked due to the lack of well paid jobs.” further into it, discovered it wasn’t Colin says he believes the council an isolated case.” has lost track of the important is- Political campaigner Simon Lusk speaks at a seminar in Blenheim, Colin When he was an MP, he had sues facing the wider community King is in the background. PHOTO: Simon Greenwood. an inside view of how central and council’s role with that. government functions and saw “I am concerned at the lack of at an affordable level, one that business, he says. Colin was the Kaikoura electorhow actions of councils damage transparency displayed by council ‘enthusiastically partners’ with Maori, and focuses on developate MP for three terms, before that relationship, he says. in the over use of public excluded ing and maintaining core public being deselected by the National “I also saw how those relation- council sessions. Party in favour of current MP ships could be improved to achieve This has contributed to a lack infrastructure. Council should be receptive to Stuart Smith at the last election. what a particular council was of confidence by the public in the He is married to Lynnette, with trying to achieve, that is a very way business has been conducted innovative business opportunities while balancing our community’s four adult children, including special insight.” by council.” He says Marlborough deserves a Colin says he wants to lead a pride in the environment, and not Marlborough District Councillor mayor equally attuned to business council determined to keep rates unnecessarily obstructive toward Laressa Shenfield.

King’s views on Marlborough Marlborough is doing well • The wine industry and marine farming. • Performing arts and community services that truly place Marlborough ahead of many larger centres. • The health services in Marlborough with Wairau Hospital and Churchill Trust an example to other re-

gions with public and private complementing one another. • Good health and education services.

Marlborough needs to do better • Leverage off its natural advantages better, by working collegially with one another and not in competition to one another within the region itself.

• Develop a more congenial relationship with central government. • Develop a strong relationship with Iwi. • Begin building a better relationship with Christchurch as the gateway to the South Island – when the South China Airline first arrived in Christchurch and at a special celebration sadly the only region not

represented by their mayor was you guessed it, it was Marlborough. • Council’s over-involvement in commercial activities has made investors look elsewhere. • Marlborough needs to be a marketable destination of choice for not only tourism but also business conferences, national club/organisations events and competitions.


inbrief Library book sale

The Friends of the Library are having a three-day book sale at the Blenheim library, starting today and running until the library closes on Sunday. Spokeswoman Marilyn Cowe says the books on sale are good quality and great value, with prices ranging from 50c for children’s books to $4. The sale stall is open at the same hours as the library: Friday 9.30am until 3.30pm, Saturday 10am until 1pm, and Sunday 1.30pm until 4.30pm. The funds raised are used for the Children’s Reading programme.

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Cancer Society Marlborough is holding a fundraising Morning Tea with “a Very Special guest” on Friday next week from 10.00-11.30 at the Convention Centre to celebrate Mother’s Day. Tickets are $65 each and it is hoped that about $50 of the ticket price will stay with Cancer Society Marlborough to benefit local people who are going through the cancer journey. Entrance is by ticket only and tickets are on sale at the Cancer Society office in the Forum. The Society would be grateful to know names and numbers by close of business on Monday afternoon.

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Moa results Moa Group narrowed its full-year loss to $2.9 million for the year to March 31, after the Blenheim-based beer company increased sale volumes and cut operating costs. Sales rose 35 percent to $8.2 million, reducing this year’s loss to $2.9 million, from a loss of about $5.6 million last year. Moa chief executive Geoff Ross says the company has grown sales, whilst improving margin and decreasing operating costs. “Much of the improvements made to operating costs only took effect in the second half of the year. So we look forward to the benefit of these for the full FY17 year,” he says. The volume of beer sold rose 43 percent to 1.7 million litres while operating costs fell 28 percent to $4.8 million, the company says.

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Irish Bar to re-open with Irish owners Story and photo by Cathie Bell Picton’s Irish Bar is to reopen next week, with two of the new owners bringing Irish authenticity to the job. Garth and Colleen Willis, along with Ben and Vanessa Evans, have bought Seumus’s Irish Bar in Picton and intend to get back to basics. The pub has been closed while it’s renovated and it is planned to open Thursday next week. The couple are Irish and have lived in Picton for about eight years and are delighted to team up with locals Ben and Vanessa to own the bar. Garth says they are looking forward to ‘putting their own twist’ on the bar and will be focussing on the basics, providing a good atmosphere and warming comfort food as well as good drinks. They say Picton is a friendly town and Colleen says they have made good friends here,

with the other businesses in town being welcoming too. “Picton is the sort of town where you walk around and people smile at you”, Garth says. They knew it was going to be home when they arrived eight years ago and walked into the bar and a man from Garth’s home town Limavady was serving behind the bar. “It was meant to be,” Colleen says. “It’s got a sentimental feel for us. We want to bring that home feeling here…It will be a real traditional Irish pub.” At the time Garth and Colleen arrived in Picton, Seumus’s Irish Bar was owned by Alastair and Liz Hawthorne, and Garth was friends with their son in Ireland. He worked for the couple at the bar, before it was sold to American man Neal Summers, whose time at the bar was controversial.

Garth and Colleen Willis, one of the two couples that have bought the Picton Irish Bar which will re-open next week.

MPs tour local businesses Story and photo by Cathie Bell Five MPs from the National Party’s regional development caucus committee visited Marlborough last Wednesday, learning about the region’s main industries. New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young, Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie, Christchurch-based list MP Joanne Hayes, and Wellington-based list MP Chris Bishop joined Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith to visit sawmill Timberlink, Wairau River Wines, Wither Hills winery, and green technology company Carbonscape. The MPs were impressed with what they saw, they said. Jonathan says there is ‘obviously’ a huge amount of investment in the region. “It’s great to see Marlborough doing really well.” Chris says he has just returned from three weeks in the United States, where Marlborough sauvignon blanc was often on the menu. RIGHT: Carbonscape’s Greg Connor talks to a visiting group of MPs, from left, Joanne Hayes, Chris Bishop, Sarah Dowie, Jonathan Young, Stuart Smith, and Carbonscape head Tim Langley.

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By Cathie Bell Marlborough’s bid to host a regional research institute for wine is one of three proposals shortlisted by the Government. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced this week that the New Zealand Institute of Viticulture and Oenology proposal, led by the New Zealand Winegrowers, would go to the next round for $25 million of Government funding over three years. Regional Research Institutes are to be new research centres developed in areas outside of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch that help build research and development intensity and lift innovation in key regional industries. Twenty four proposals were received from 16 different locations, Steven says.

“There were a number of credible and exciting proposals submitted, and the three shortlisted represent those considered at this stage to have presented the best plans for delivering the strongest growth in business R&D and innovation in regional areas,“ he says. “For New Zealand to achieve its economic potential, we need all our regions to thrive.” The three shortlisted proposals are: • New Zealand Institute of Viticulture and Oenology, Marlborough, led by the New Zealand Winegrowers – research to support the growth and continuing success of the New Zealand wine industry. • Centre for Space Science Technology, Central Otago, led by Bodeker Scientific – research allowing the use of space-based measurements and unique to New Zea-

land satellite imagery to develop solutions tailored to regions and key sectors, for example, in water resource management and regional planning. • Earth+Vantage, Southland, led by Venture Southland – research using real time satellite and ground-based data to lift primary industry productivity across New Zealand, in areas such as precision farming, forestry and marine management. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will work with the three applicants on a more detailed analysis of their proposals and determine the preferred options that deliver the greatest value from the potential institutes. Once this process is complete, Cabinet will make its final decision on which new institutes will be established.

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COUNCIL NEWS Notices Talk to a Councillor Councillors want to talk to you about the 201617 Annual Plan. The Consultation Document explains the Council’s strong financial position and asks people an important question about the supply of good drinking water to our smaller townships. The Consultation Document also explains how to make a submission to Council before Council finalises the Annual Plan. Talk to a councillor about the issues at these venues next week: Friday 29 April - 10.00 am – 12 noon – New World Saturday 30 April 10.00 am - 11.30 am Redwood Market, Redwood Tavern carpark Saturday 30 April 10.00 am - 11.30 am - Rotary Market at Railway Station car park. Sunday 1 May 10.00 am – 11.30 am – Marborough Farmers Market, A&P Park Blenheim Read the Consultation Document and find out how to make a submission on the Council website

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.

Obligations of Dog Owners Obligations under Section 5 of the Dog Control act 1996 require every owner to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the dog does not injure, endanger, intimidate, or otherwise cause distress to any person or stock, poultry, domestic animal or protected wildlife. Dog owners must take all reasonable steps to ensure that dogs do not damage or endanger any property belonging to any other person. For any queries please ring Animal Control on 03 520 9033, or visit 52 Main Street, Blenheim or visit Picton Council office at 67 High Street or email

Community News Marlborough Museum Marlborough Museum is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. They also have a website that profiles heritage resources across the district. Go to and see online collections. For more information about the museum’s services Ph: 03 578 1712.

New technology enables a ‘no dig’ approach to pipe repairs Trenchless technology is allowing Council engineers to do some major underground repairs to earthquake-damaged sewerage pipes - without digging up the roads and holding up traffic. A new sewer main is now in place the full length of Wynen Street in Blenheim’s CBD. The work has been done with little impact on the commercial properties along that street. However, there is further work coming up in this street with the shorter, shallower service pipelines to each property to be replaced using the traditional excavation methods. Where the new ‘no dig’ technology can be used, new pipelines are installed via access through existing manholes. Softened PVC (plastic) pipeline is coiled

onto a large turntable, covered and steam heated to a certain temperature then pulled through the inside of the existing worn pipe. The new pipe is then expanded in place using pressurised steam, followed by rapid cooling with cold water to harden it. Similar work has been done at Mayfield School – without disturbing the children’s play area – and another job will be underway in Auckland Street shortly. Council infrastructural projects engineer Brett Walker says this trenchless technology has been successfully used in Christchurch and in Auckland. “This particular technique is proving especially useful where pipes are buried deeper and groundwater can be a problem.

”This technology enables repairs to be completed quickly and efficiently as Council makes every effort to manage roadworks with as little disruption to the public as possible. “A lot of work is done during night time hours; the flows along the pipe network are lower at night and we try to avoid disruption to traffic unless it’s absolutely necessary.”

Pipeline installation works are currently under way in other parts of town. A major stormwater project is under way in Francis Street where old, failing steel pipes are being upgraded with a much larger concrete pipe while, along Batty’s Road and Old Renwick Road, developers are installing stormwater and sewer works to service the new areas under development.

An earthquake can strike at any time Marlborough is an earthquake-prone region and everyone – businesses, families, people living alone – should be prepared to survive on their own for three days, or even longer. Don’t count on having electricity, fresh water, telephones or medical help. The Marlborough District Council is responsible for mobilising Civil Defence in such an event. Marlborough’s Emergency Management team is based at Wither Road. All the region’s essential services and civil

defence organisers work together; ready to respond to an emergency. One of the priorities is to restore essential services across Marlborough as quickly as possible after a major disaster. However, everyone should take some simple steps to be prepared to help themselves: Develop a household emergency plan and have an emergency survival kit with: • food and water for at least three days • radios, torches, batteries

• essential medicines/first aid kit • alternative cooking facility (not electricity or gas) • emergency clothing • supplies for babies • Know how to help others – be able to apply first aid and be prepared to help neighbours • Have a ‘Getaway Kit’ if you have to be evacuated. An emergency kit should include at least three litres of water per person per day for a minimum of three days.

Making it easy to get about without a car We’re making good progress toward creating a ‘Walkability Map’ for Blenheim, showing the best routes into the CBD for those on foot, in wheelchairs and on mobility scooters. Working with the Access and Mobility Forum we’re now ready to test the routes with someone who relies on a guide dog and someone with a mobility scooter rider. We’ve also come up with a list of spots where repairs or retro-fits

will be necessary before all the routes are up to the standards of the ‘Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide’ - the standard adopted by Council through its Walkability Policy. We’ll be talking to Marlborough Roads about that soon. The public can help by reporting any footpath access issues to Marlborough Roads, Ph: 03 520 8330. RIGHT: Jenny Hopkins checks the ‘walkability’ of Blenheim

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planning overseas travel this winter? • will be out of NZ for 28 days or more, or • don’t know exactly when you will return, or • intend to have more than one overseas trip within 12 months, even if they will all be short trips. For example, someone who spends only short periods of time in New Zealand between trips could be seen

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Wineries and those landlords who reap Give ratepayers a fair go! Your workers (ones that arrive mostly ONLY for harvest). Take responsibility for your properties which you load up with workers who leave trash, have no respect for neighbours. Drinking on street, leaving liquor cans and bottles behind which we are left to clear up. Properties neglected, lawns unmowed, cars parked across access driveways. WI Fi is only accessible in wee small hours. You don’t put it on your own doorstep. Start investing back in to the lower income areas that you are creating. It’s not rocket science!

The Sun Roundabout ditherers Get so exasperated waiting behind ditherers who can’t figure out they’re free to proceed ahead, despite having some one on their right who they’d normally give way to, but that driver is giving way to someone on THEIR right, so logic should kick in that it’s clear to proceed. Like dancing a square dance, opposites go together. Logical female driver

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Crazy raw milk regulations! Where will it stop? Let people make their own choice to drink this great product like they have been doing for hundreds of years.

Not a chance Went to new theatre to see Judith Durham. Great singer, pity my wife and self both felt uncomfortable with the jammed in feeling, having been in a nasty situation in the ChCh Feb quakes. You wouldn’t have a chance in a fire either ,terrible exit layout. Been once never again. Went to the new ASB THEATRE this week . I know it’s unfinished, but what a fantastic venue. Once it’s finished it will be awesome. Congrats to all the wonderful onsite / off site people involved in bringing this to Marlborough.

Research first ASB Theatre and Arvensis 22/4/2016. It is with great interest I read the comments by this texter. This is classic where a semi educated individual makes a comment without careful consideration. Perhaps they would like to read the numerous NZ Building codes, and then understand how they apply to buildings like these. Do some research before you pollute our society with your uneducated comments.

Protect our waterways Come on council, why spray weeds in Opawa Loop when physical work will not poison life on contact and down the line, ducks etc. EXPENSE MORE IMPORTANT THAN LIFE?

New OSH rules mean that when told you need car work/repairs for a WOF you are not allowed in the workshop to verify! So go home, use your non OSH small wheel jack and have a look. Car makers will now be forced to provide every new car with a 3 tonne jack and stands to save home injury for easily shown fixes. Mechanic.

More money Remember when Jessica Bagge painted the line on the road to show how far the theatre would come out? But it still went ahead regardless, and now a survey because of the danger to access the Clubs of Marlborough and theatre. More expense.

Quality water To the appropriate councillors and DHB. It won’t be quality water any more will it when the toxic waste fluoride is put in it. Saving money are we? Costs more to deal with it safely than put it in town supply. The wine industry needs to watch out too. USA is rejecting their own wine if there is a wiff of fluoride in it. TPPA can easily then topple NZ industry.

No Respect Sure, we live in a Christian dominated culture, but globally we are outnumbered. Many Christians have short memories when they rail against radical Islam. Remember the crusades, and the Spanish inquisition, among other historical atrocities committed by so called Christians, it is little wonder some elements of other religions have radicalised. Throughout history more blood has been shed over religion than any other cause.

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Much worse Get your head out of the clouds! Not working and being home with the kids is a luxury a lot of devoted, responsible, educated and very loving mothers unfortunately can’t afford these days. Thanks for generalising though and publicly adding to the mountain of guilt most working mothers already feel.

Right every time I find it incredible that a young person delivering papers for the SUN can get it right every time. Paper in mailbox, never missed! Not so with Express sadly. I often get missed even after I’ve told Express of problem. Time to fix it Express!!

It is so true that being a mummy to young children at least to the age of 5, and being with them is no.1 above all else for the mental development and security of the child. So undervalued. Now single mum’s are being pushed out the door even earlier, when their youngest is three, even if they also have other young kids. Already plenty of unemployed so why? When mum’s already have the most important job to do, they are not sitting doing nothing and children turn five fast enough as it is.

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Shocking to see Shocking to see the picture in the paper of Steve’s truck in the water after slipping down the ramp and jackknifing. Even more shocking was the number of 4WDs in the background and no one helped him out. Steve if I was there I would have hooked up the Terrano and dragged it out for you. Not a difficult task.

Now the old bloke who was trying to suggest to a Garage sale person to drop the prices or end up with all your junk at the end of the day. He is quite right. Us “step toe lot” can go elsewhere and buy cheaper with money back guarantee. You want to get rid of it, we want a bargain. Wake up. We do...early to get a bargain.

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A message from Renwick RSA Story and photo by Celeste Alexander It has been another successful Anzac Day and Poppy Day appeal in Renwick, and as the dust settles for another year those involved in the organising have a special message to share. Renwick branch of the Marlborough RSA President Anthony van de Water and vice president Les Barrow would like to publicly thank all those who supported the town’s recent Poppy Day appeal. “We are hugely grateful to everyone who made donations or purchased a red poppy from various businesses in

Renwick. What’s unique about this is that all the money collected in Renwick, stays with the Renwick branch, Anthony says. “All the money we generate goes back to our branch for the welfare of veterans. “This could be helping with the purchase of glasses, dentures or even funeral expenses, so all the money donated by local businesses and community members contribute towards this,” he says. The iconic fundraising poppies were sold at Renwick businesses, neighbouring wineries, volunteer stalls and at the Marlborough Airport, raising around $2000.

“It wouldn’t have been possible without the support we have, so thank you,” Les says. The Renwick branch would also like to invite military personnel, serving or retired, to a branch meeting on May 2 at 7pm at the Woodbourne Tavern. “Our afternoon meetings will still continue but in an effort to bolster numbers we have introduced an evening meeting. It’s an opportunity to meet, share stories and keep informed on what the branch is doing,” Anthony says. A courtesy van will be available from the Woodbourne Tavern for those needing transport at the end of the meeting.

LEFT: Renwick’s Anzac Day parade on Monday. The Renwick branch of the Marlborough RSA has raised around $2000 from the Poppy Day appeal.



this week with Wally Richards

Container plants Part 1 With winter fast approaching now is an ideal time to do some container gardening for both indoors and outside. The chill and dreariness of the days ahead can be broken by planting colour (flowers) into containers which can lift the spirits on the gloomiest day. Starting with the indoors, a call down to your local garden centre will find a number of house plants to brighten up your home. There are ample cyclamen available at this time, being a winter flowering plant. The miniature types often have a lovely fragrance as well as their delightful up-standing flowers. Cyclamen prefer a cool or colder situation with as much direct sunlight as possible during winter. This makes them excellent specimens for windowsills indoors and for colour around entrance ways. Many gardeners find they have more success with these plants outside than they do indoors. The reason for this is that it is colder outside and there will be a certain amount of air movement to keep them happy even if they become too wet from rain or watering. Indoors, the temperature is greater in a heated room and if they are over-watered this can be fatal as rot forms on the leaves and flower stems. In bad cases, the bulb will also rot away. Cyclamen are not a flowering plant that you can safely place on a coffee table in the middle of the room except for short periods of time. Away from the windowsill

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KiwiBank listens to customers’ concerns By Cathie Bell A KiwiBank ATM should be in place in Picton by August, the bank says. In last Friday’s Sun, Picton resident Raelene Rainbird talked about community support for her petition to KiwiBank to upgrade its services in the town. This week, NZ Post General Manager for Retail Distribution Tracey Berry has

responded, saying the bank started looking for a new location for a KiwiBank ATM some months ago. “We hope to confirm a location soon and would like the community to know that we expect an ATM to be in place in August.” In the interim, local Kiwibank customers with a Picton address and a Free Up account can undertake cash withdrawals

free of charge at the Fresh Choice Picton branch, Tracy says, and a letter about the fee waiver went to these customers last month. As well as the over-the-counter banking services provided at Fresh Choice, KiwiBank has lending and business banking consultants based in Nelson and Blenheim who can travel to Picton for consultations

in the customer’s home or workplace, she says. “We’ve already made a number of improvements to the layout and facilities for Kiwibank and NZ Post customers at the Fresh Choice supermarket. This included installing a new counter, signage, queue streaming and privacy screens and the changes have been well received.”


With the winners of the Marlborough Girls’ College Business Challenge, which I was privileged to be a judge at.

Getting out and about in Blenheim introducing myself at the Scott Street Dairy.

Pointing out the southern boundary of the Kaikoura electorate to new staff member Alan in our Blenheim office.

At Linkwater School with Principal Deb Leov.

At HR Engineering with Patrick Norton and colleague Andrew Bayly, MP for Hunua.

At the Flaxbourne A & P Show with Tim Ryan, Kaikoura Electorate Youth MP talking to WK staff on their stand.

At the announcement of funding for the Flaxbourne Irrigation Scheme with Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Mayor Alistair Sowman and local farmers.



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Entries Now Open Life Flight Trust volunteer Linda Thwaites accepts a cheque from Ulysses Club Marlborough Branch co-ordinator Kelvin Watson.

Ulysses to the rescue Motorcycle Club raises vital funds for Life Flight Trust Story and photo by Celeste Alexander More than 120 motorcycles roared into Blenheim on Monday (Anzac Day) as part of a very special fundraiser for the Life Flight Trust. The Ulysses Club Marlborough Branch organised their ‘Rescue Ride’ to raise money and the profile of the charitable and lifesaving emergency air service. Through donations, a sausage sizzle and the selling of Life Flight Trust badges the club raised $1275. Life Flight Trust volunteer and local woman Linda Thwaites was at the finish point of the Rescue Ride to welcome riders. “It was an incredible sight, all these motorcycles coming down the road.

It was a brilliant event,” she says. Club co-ordinator Kelvin Watson who led the ride, says he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the number of riders who went along on the day. “Before the ride I had said 100 riders would be a great achievement, but when I saw we had more I was blown away. “The bikes filled the Seymour Street carpark and out onto the street with everything from 600cc scooters, Harleys, CanAm Spiders and even a classic Moto Guzzi. “On behalf of myself and the club I would like to thank everyone who supported our Rescue Ride and made it the success it was,” he says. Kelvin presented a cheque to Linda yesterday which was added to the

$347 she had raised from Life Flight Trust merchandise sales and a raffle. Life Flight is a charity providing emergency air services, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance. In the year ending March 31, 2015 a total of 106 people from Marlborough were helped by Life Flight Trust’s services. Because Life Flight is a charity the support the Trust receives by way of donations, like the recent Rescue Ride, helps to ensure that emergency air services remain available 24/7 and provide the best possible outcomes for patients.



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Marlborough Racing Club Gallops Waterlea Raceway, main entrance on McLauchlan Street, 12pm and Sunday 12pm. Free entry. Head along to the Waterlea Race Course for 2 days of exciting gallops with kids entertainment and two harness events each day.

Handmade Craft Sale Day Riversdale Community House, 131 Budge Street, 10am–1pm. Come and see some local handmade items, entry is free. If you have handmade items that you would like to come along and sell ph 578 0469, gold coin per sale table.

Blenheim Library Booksale!! Marlborough District Library, 33 Arthur St, 9.30am-6pm. For book lovers and bargain hunters – take advantage. Good Quality used books for sale – from $0.50 to $4.

Marlborough Harvest Toy Run Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, 2pm. The procession of harvest machines will leave at 2pm, heading along Alabama Rd to Scott St. Then towards town and around Seymour St and Maxwell Rd roundabout. Then continue up Maxwell Rd. back to A&P carpark. Bring a toy and/or a gold coin donation to help Marlborough kids, lolly scrambles on the way.

UV Dance Off Clubs of Marlborough, 42 Alfred St, 6pm– 9pm. Open to all Marlborough College Students aged 13-19 years old. Dress up in bright white and fluro. Pre-register at Marlborough Youth Trust, 6a Arthur Street or email: Entry by gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Synergy Youth Mentoring Programme. Ph Deedee 027 470 5073 for more info. 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 Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, off New Renwick Rd, Brayshaw Heritage Park, Daily 10am-4pm. 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. 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 and 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

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. 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. 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.

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Blenheim Library Booksale Marlborough District Library, 33 Arthur St, 10am-1pm. For book lovers and bargain hunters – take advantage. Good Quality used books for sale – from $0.50 to $4.

Blenheim Library Booksale!! Marlborough Distric Library, 33 Arthur St, 1.30-4.30pm. For book lovers and bargain hunters – take advantage. Good Quality used books for sale – from $0.50 to $4.

Blenheim Canine Training Club Championship Jumpers Show Polo Club grounds, 11A Redwood Street. Saturday 9am–3pm and Sunday 9am-2pm. There will be catering available during the day. Come along and watch dogs from all around NZ.

Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High St. The 2016 Peters Doig Marlborough. Exhibition Season starts today untill Sunday 29th May, 10.30am-4.30pm. A renowned national exhibition attracting artists nationwide. Prizes of over $5000. Artworks judged and approximately 60-65 finalists will be exhibited.

Redwood Market 8am-12pm, Redwood Tavern car park, plants, produce and crafts. Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High St. The 2016 Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards Opening Preview & Awards Presentation, 6-8pm. A renowned national exhibition attracting artists nationwide. Prizes of over $5000. Artworks judged and approximately 60-65 finalists will be exhibited. Ulysses Club Meet for a coffee and a catch up Saturday mornings from 10am at the Old Orchard Cafe, The Vines Village, Rapaura Road. 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. Where The Wild Woman Is Havelock Town Hall, Cnr Main Rd & Inglis St, Havelock. 7:30–8:30pm. A dynamic solo show is set to get wild throughout the South Island this May. This is a new show chasing the momentum of feminine intuition and eviscerating the experience of self. Tickets available from Eventfinda, R13.

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

Up & Coming Thursday 5 May Marlborough in the Movies “Vintage Marlborough”- a history and celebration of the world famous Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, plus “Driven to Discover”- a look at the fascinating work of the Marlborough Research Centre. Friday 6 May & Saturday 7 May Field Days Marlborough Weld Park, State Hwy 1, Ward. Showcasing everything agricultural, horticultural and viticultural. For exhibitor information please contact: Martin Pattie on 0276509897.

‘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 Marlborough Farmers Market 9am to 12noon, every Sunday. Browse, Buy, Brunch! Come and soak up the great Farmers’ Market atmosphere and enjoy fresh produce in the fresh air. 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. Associated Modellers Society Miniature steam engine rides at Brayshaw Park, 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 1pm4pm $2. Tramping Club We go on tramp’s Wednesday & Sunday, please confirm for travel, Ph Mary 572 8762 or

If you have an event email Lacy at The Sun

Marlborough Harvest Toy Run Marlborough A&P Showgrounds, Cnr Maxwell and Alabama Roads, Saturday 30, 2pm. The procession of harvest machines will leave at 2pm, heading along Alabama Rd to Scott St. Then towards town and around Seymour St and Maxwell Rd roundabout. Then continue up Maxwell Rd. back to A&P carpark. Bring a toy and/or a gold coin donation to help Marlborough kids, lolly scrambles on the way.

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Bunker ducking, perfection unattainable Technology is not going to make every on-field decision correct but it should eliminate awful human blunders in officiating sport. The issue was once again in the limelight a couple of weeks ago after Warriors utility Solomone Kata was ruled to have grounded the ball in his own in-goal area by the NRL’s video bunker system. The on-field referees in-field said play on but were overruled by the officials watching the television. The subsequent goal line drop out allowed Manly to score and take the game by the scruff of the neck.

It seemed like the right call but a terrible way to get there. The NRL’s bunker system can intervene on some things but not others and that’s the issue with technology. Often it opens a can of worms. Plays look different slowed down on replay and then the television commentators give their opinions which often sway the opinions of those watching at home. Technology should be used to lessen terrible decisions not debatable decisions, not 50-50 decisions but absolute howlers. I’m talking about terrible lbw

decisions in cricket, caught behinds in cricket, shots that are called out in tennis when they are in by six inches and vice versa. The kind of decisions where officials happily admit they got it wrong post-match that should be overturned. Sport is played by humans and they make mistakes and so do officials. People who want perfection anywhere in life are doomed to disappointment but if terrible decisions can be eliminated then the technology is doing its job.

Friday April 29, 2016

Sport inbrief

sports talk

Harness qualifiers

With ... Jacob Page

Last Saturday the Marlborough OTB had three trial/workout races. There were three qualifiers in the first two races. Donegal Carrickfin a Bettor’s Delight three year old gelding qualified for David Broadhurst in a time of 3.05.08 over the 2400m journey. The second race saw Paul Scott’s charge Strawb’s Regal Act, by Gotta Go Cullect a 4 year old gelding, lead from the start to finish in a good time of 2.32.07 for 2000m. Brent Weaver’s two starters Jedi Josh (3rd) and Was Meant To Be (4th) both qualified in the same race. Strawb’s Regal Act is in the first race at Waterlea today and from one on the second line should go well.

Swimmers recruiting Story and photo by Cathie Bell Swimming is a great exercise, and the Marlborough Masters Swimming Club is looking to recruit more members. Club spokesman Peter Colbert says the club is about ‘fun, friendship, and fitness’, and it’s for people of all ages 20 years and above and skills, not just “fitness fanatics”, he says. The masters swimming club meets for an hour every Thursday night at 7pm at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 pool as well as at 8.30am on Saturday mornings. Operating for about 28 years, the club has 25 members. The club has different swimming teams and programmes for swimmers at different levels. “We’re not all competitive swimmers. “Some people come just to swim, some come to socialise and swim – we go have a cuppa afterwards and once a month we


Racing at Waterlea

Blenheim Masters Swimming Club members, from left, Almuth Waechter, Philip Jeffs, Carol Wilson, Jodie Lovell, Phil Binnie, and Peter Colbert. go out.” them to the next level and get them take part in the masters swimWhile they don’t teach people to comfortable swimming with other ming to get confidence about the swimming sections of their races, swim, Peter says once they have people in the water. learnt the basics, the club can take Some people doing triathlons he says.

Sports events or news tips

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Marlborough Racing Club’s annual two day event takes place at Blenheim’s Waterlea Raceway on Friday and Sunday, with eight galloping races and two pacing events scheduled for both days. The main focus wil be on the thoroughbreds, with several top gallopers travelling to Marlborough for the two day meeting. The main race on Friday is the Peter Yealands Wines Marlborough Cup Prelude, start time 4.03pm. Several North Island trainers will bring teams to Waterlea, including the Stephen Autridge/ Jamie Richards Te Akau Stud partnership, Kevin Myers from Wanganui, a long-time supporter of the meeting.

Craig out of champs Marlbarian Megan Craig needed to win a qualifier to make the first round of the World Championship, but couldn’t go any further, losing to seventh seed Amanda Sobhy of the United States in straight sets (11-4, 11-5, 11-2).

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PROSPECTIVE BOARDING PARENTS MEETING Friday 6 May, 5.00pm - 7.00pm Chateau Marlborough - Cnr High and Henry Street, Blenheim


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PROSPECTIVE BOARDING PARENTS MEETING progressive boy’s school. Friday 6 May, 5.00pm - 7.00pm NELSON COLLEGE OLD BOYS’ DINNER & SOCIAL GATHERING Chateau Marlborough - Cnr High and Henry Street, Blenheim Friday 6 May, 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Canine champs Blenheim Canine Training Club is holding a jumpers championship show at the Rewi Murray Polo Grounds in Redwood Street this weekend. The event will run from 8.30am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Spectators are welcome. There will be catering available during the day.

Come along and watch dogs from all around New Zealand, of all shapes and sizes compete in a range of jumpers courses. This is a great spectator event as dogs competing range from those new to the sport to those who have achieved Grand Champion titles.

The Headmaster will give a presentation on theRoad, benefits of boarding at this Alzheimers Marlborough Centre – 8 Wither Blenheim progressive school. Dinnerboy’s and catchup with short presentation from Headmaster Top of theOLD SouthBOYS’ NCOB’sDINNER and partners warmly invited NELSON All COLLEGE & SOCIAL GATHERING RSVP by620May, April to John Boot or Tim Anderson Friday 7.00pm 9.30pm Alzheimers Marlborough Centre – 8 Wither Road, Blenheim

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