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The Sun

Wednesday May 4, 2016

First marine ambulance launched in Picton By Glenise Dreaver About two hundred supporters gathered in Picton Marina on Sunday to celebrate the launch of Bluebridge Rescue, New Zealand’s first-ever marine rescue ambulance. Four years of fundraising raised over $1 million for the vessel, a combined Coastguard Marlborough and St John initiative. Bluebridge’s naming rights are the result of generous and ongoing donations,” Coastguard Marlborough executive member Dave Baker says. The 14.1 metre craft was designed by Picton firm Naiad and built by Cuddons. It is powered by three 350 hp Yamahas and the unique hull design makes the boat as economical to run as its much smaller predecessor, powered by only two engines. The vessel can respond to

emergencies in Queen Charlotte Sound within 30 minutes of leaving Picton, with a further 30 minutes to the outer Sounds. Time is also gained in the 60 per cent of callouts that are medical emergencies as St John paramedics no longer have to unload vital gear from the ambulance before setting out. They can treat ill or injured patients in a fully-fitted-out ambulance bay in the stern, rather than in the cramped and uncomfortable conditions of the much smaller earlier boat. Coastguard Marlborough patron Joe Heberley and his wife, well-known author Heather Heberley, I launched Bluebridge Rescue with Heather speaking and Joe breaking a bottle of the local Johanneshof bubbly across the bow. Hundreds of glasses of the

Wine the next film theme The second session of films in the Renwick “Marlborough in the Movies” festival celebrates the local wine industry. The season continues at 7.30 pm on Thursday 5th May at the church hall at 54 High Street, Renwick. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the night, or reserved with the church secretary Sheila at 572 9683.

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With the help of volunteers we work with local health professionals and community groups to ensure that information about living well, cancer treatment and support, and survivorship, With Special is available to anyone who needs it;Guest free or with minimal charges. It is important to us that Friday 6th May from 10.00-11.30 at the we reach everyone who needs our help and information, if you know of anyone who may Convention Centre. benefit from our services please cut out this Tickets are $65 p/p and areandavailable newsletter pass it on. at the

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Cancer Society office in the Forum. Introducing our friendly staff Entrance is by ticket only. Margot Wilson, RN-Manager and Support and

Information Provider World smokefree Day

Coastguard Marlborough Patron Joe Heberley aboard Bluebridge Rescue with executive member Dave Baker, also a senior master of the new vessel.

Corinne Payne, RN-Health Promoter (relief support and Information provider)

prestige wine were then poured for those who attended the blessing and ceremony. The craft is undergoing final fitting out of electronic com-

Jasmine McDonald, Volunteer Co-ordinator and Administrator.

ponents and with sea trials and familiarisation for skippers and crews still to come, it is expected to be fully operational by the end of May.

Be inspired at the Wedding Show By Celeste Alexander Wedding planning has never been so easy thanks to the up and coming Marlborough Wedding Show. Set for May 29, the show is just around the corner and organisers are excited about what will be on offer. Carol Taylor who has been involved with the show for the past 20 years says it’s a great opportunity for people planning a wedding


to meet local businesses and ‘wedding specialists’. “We have an amazing variety here in Marlborough so it’s great to have them all under one roof. “Come along and be inspired,” she says. The Marlborough Wedding Show is being hosted by the Marlborough Convention Centre, a major sponsor of the event alongside the Sun Newspaper.

There will be an array of wedding gowns modelled and displayed and everything from hair stylists and marriage celebrants to photographers, cake makers and wedding decor. The show will run from 10am to 3pm and entry costs $5 per person. Representatives from the Child Cancer Foundation Marlborough Branch will be on the door collecting the entry fees and in turn will receive it back as a donation.

Hilary Gill, Finance and Retail Co-ordinator

How can we help? Our team welcomes enquiries from community

schools, etc. whoThe wouldday like a World Smokefree Daygroups, is onMaraes, 31st May. workshop or talk from the Cancer Society. We are is about celebrating and working towards happy to visit Picton and Rural Marlborough. smokefree environments and auahi kore lives Diary, June-July 2009 for all New Zealanders. moresmokefree information (including venue details) or Make your home andForcar this to register your interest in these events, contact World Smokefree May:03 579It’s4379not about or your personal choice Yoga to smoke - it’s about Classes – gentle and relaxing yoga respecting our children and to asurvivor sessions; bringtheir your lovedright one or a fellow along for some time out. Tuesdays, 5:30-7.00pm. healthy smokefree environment. Gynaecological Cancers Network – for For smokefree information please contact women with a diagnosis of Cancer of the uterus, endometrium, cervix, ovary or vulva. Thursday, June 11, 6.00-7:30pm

Annual Sleep book fair is Workshops – Sleep disruption is common coming soon in people with a cancer diagnosis, making coping more difficult. This course, run over two

at practical ways If you’re having a clearSaturdays, out looks of books or to improve sleep for well-being – Saturday, June 13 and 27. looking for some great winter reading, you know that Bowel cancer is one of the please pencil our BookDid into diary mostFair common cancersyour among men and women on the 16-19 June. in NZ? Public Lecture – “Reducing the Impact of Bowel Cancer – what can you do?” Speaker Your donations of pre-loved books, including Dr A Luck (colorectal surgeon). Come along to fiction, non-fiction and children’s books are to hear one of Australia’s experts on the subject out more. Tuesday, June 16,will 7.00-8:30pm, very welcomed. Bookfinddonation bins be Scenic Circle Hotel (Seymour Street.) found at local supermarkets in June. Breast Cancer Support Services, Mid-Winter All money raised fromFunction, theThursday, bookJulysale will go 2, 6:30-8:30pm. to support local people affected byDinner cancer Prostate Cancer Informal Meetingin– for men and their partners, Wednesday, July 15, our community. 6.00-8.00pm. Please phone us for venue details.

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Cancer Society Marlborough, The Forum, The Cancer Society is funded entirely by PO Box 233, Blenheim. donations and thanks the Marlborough Phone 03 579 4379 charitable community for its continued support. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4:30pm Email address: Cancer helpline: 0800 CANCER (226 237) Cancer Society website: for reliable and up to date information, links and chat forums.


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