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Champ arrives home Story and photos by Celeste Alexander After making history alongside Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon, Blenheim man John Kennard arrived home on Monday to a cheering crowd. The suspense was almost too much for fans Taylor and Conor Clark who took the morning off school to greet John with their hand-drawn signs.

Continued page 2 John Kennard was taken by surprise by a crowd of supporters waiting at the airport to welcome him home. INSET: Fans Taylor and Conor Clark checking out the Hayden Paddon special edition Santa Fe which was on display at Marlborough Airport on Monday.







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John Kennard returns home after WRC historic victory Continued from page 1 Taylor in particular is a huge fan. He will be turning 12 next month but has already bought his first car, a Toyota Starlet which he plans to work on with the help of his family. He hopes to be the next Hayden Paddon. The young fans stood eagerly watching John’s plane land while the crowd behind them readied their surprise greeting. And what a surprise it was for John who wasn’t expecting anyone at Marlborough Airport, let alone fans, friends

and family, says his wife Satu Lappalainen. “He had no idea I was even here,” she laughs. “I think he was planning to take a taxi home, but after his achievement we couldn’t not be here for him.” John and Hayden were the first New Zealanders to ever win a round of the FIA World Rally Championship, after taking the victory last month at Rally Argentina. He says the level of support for himself and Hayden has been ‘phenomenal’.

“I honestly had no idea about this, but the response we have had since the win is incredible, even on a local level,” he says. Asked what his plans were once he was home, John replies; “There is work that needs to be finished in the vineyard, and we plan to catch up with family in Christchurch during my time home.” There will be little rest for John though, who flies out next Tuesday for the next WRC round in Portugal. He is not due back home until November.

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Matriarch inspires sparkling wine Story and photo by Cathie Bell Saint Clair Family Estate has launched its premium sparkling wine, and owner Neal Ibbotson describes it as ‘101 years in the making’. The wine, the Saint Clair methode traditionelle Dawn, is named after Neal’s mother Dawn, a character who Neal describes as sparkling as the wine. About 100 people, mostly Saint Clair winery staff and suppliers, gathered at the winery’s cellar door in Selmes Road on Friday night to officially launch the wine and to toast Dawn with her wine. This wine has been four years in the making, Neal says. “It seems like an age, but nothing compared to my mother Dawn, aged 101, living in her home in Dunedin. “Like the wine, she has a sparkle, an effervescence, that lights up a room.” He says his mother is a remarkable

person. A fervent supporter of the wine company, she has a glass of wine every day at 5.30pm, and invites other people to have a glass and enjoy life, Neal says. She loves screwcaps, he says, ‘far better than those awful old corks’. “I asked her about her aches and pains and she says she doesn’t have any, it’s all the fine wine I send her.” The handpicked chardonnay and pinot noir fruit in the Dawn methode traditionelle wine comes from the ‘kitchen’ vineyard, in front of the winery’s cellar door in Selmes Road, Neal says. RIGHT: Judy and Neal Ibbotson with Dawn, the new sparkling premium wine Saint Clair Family Estate has produced in honour of Neal’s 101 year-old mother Dawn Ibbotson.

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Kids’ fishing glee fuels plans Story and photos by Cathie Bell A strong turnout of children to a Fish & Game “kids fish out day” in Blenheim is prompting the organisation to look at building a special fishing area for young people in Marlborough. Fish & Game Nelson Marlborough manager Rhys Barrier says the organisation runs a fishing area for young people in Tasman which is very popular and the concept could work well in Marlborough too. “We’re looking to get a youth facility here.” The Waimea Park Fish Out Ponds, off River Road near the Appleby Bridge on the Motueka Road State Highway 60, are open to the public for junior fishing by children aged six to 16 by permit only. Rhys says Fish & Game will talk with the Marlborough District Council and others in Marlborough to see if the ponds could be built here. The children taking part on Saturday had a great time, with each angler’s catch being celebrated noisily. Jarod Henn, 11, caught the first fish of the day, shortly after it opened at 9am. Children who caught fish were shown how to fillet them, and then given the fillets to take home. Marlborough field officer Vaughan Lynn says about 60 rainbow trout were released into the Taylor River near the Boathouse Theatre into a netted-off area for the children to fish in. Experienced anglers helped the children learn to cast their hooks and helped them bring in the fish they caught, and then showed them how to fillet them. “The event is to get kids introduced to fishing. Hopefully they will catch one here, get a few skills, transfer that out to the natural rivers,’ he says. “You’ve got to start somewhere. I remember coming to one of these things as a kid and getting hooked.” Saturday’s Kids Fish Out Day was held with support from the Marlborough Freshwater Anglers’ Club and Hendersons Blenheim. Fish & Game councillor Jim Anderson says the fish were bred in Otago, and were brought



British nationals who have been registered to vote in Britain in the past 15 years can have their say in the June 23 referendum on whether to remain part of the European Union. British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair says British citizens living abroad can register to vote, or update details by visiting the voter registration page on the High Commission’s website, with ballot papers for the referendum sent to overseas voters towards the end of May. ABOVE: Seven year old Milly Lane catches a 1.8kg rainbow trout in the Taylor River. INSET: Jarod Henn, 11, with the rainbow trout he caught at the Fish & Game event in Blenheim.

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Story and photo by Cathie Bell Beds are being dug alongside Grove Road at the corner with Pitchell Street as the start of plantings to beautify the entrance to Blenheim. The work started last week, and Marlborough District Councillor Peter Jerram, who is on the council’s landscape group, says it is exciting to see the plantings start ‘finally’. “It’s been a long time coming…We’ve wanted to do this for a long time. “Through the landscape group, we’ve managed to get buy-in from most of the properties in Grove Road, and I hope when people can see how good it looks with the plantings, the few who haven’t will come onboard when they see the advantages.”

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Blind River Wines’ Belinda Jackson and Scotch Bar’s Dan Gillett are getting ready for International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 6.

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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: What’s your favourite movie?

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Glass repairs surge Letters to the Accountability Dear Ed, Dear Ed, for chip repairs. The new theatre is an asset no doubt about it, With regard to your coverage re the “Glass After a phone call to Marlborough Roads, re editor but it has come with question marks. repairs surge” and Chris Davies letter, 27th having this stretch of road reswept, they said Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even when a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold letters from publication. Email them to or phone 577 -7868. Please note that your name and street address MUST be provided with emails.

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The other night endeavouring to enter the Clubs of Marlborough parking area, there were theatre patrons many elderly coming from the theatre. There was traffic coming into town along Hutcheson Street with very limited visibility for me turning in, plus the streaming mob of pedestrians. The result was pedestrian bewilderment and potential accident material with traffic chaos. Mr Bill Floyd I read has admirably highlighted the poor traffic planning. Well done William. Councillor Jessica Bagge highlighted the protruding building onto the road. Remember? Good on her. So the siting was poor. Another aspect is cost. The original estimate I believe was $12 million but that rose rapidly to $22 m and now more. Throw in the associated parking building and it is heading for $30 m. It may go as high as $35 m. How could staff get estimates so wrong? I repeat the theatre is a wonderful asset. But accountability and transparency seemed totally lacking, otherwise there would not be the “blowout.” Also the theatre might have been in a far better place. Don Coyote

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April, I would reiterate the ongoing problem of poor sealing maintenance to SH1 between Picton & Blenheim. We have travelled this stretch regularly for the past 13 years without incident but this month our windscreens have sustained multiple chips. On contacting the local repairer we were told he had 17 windscreens awaiting replacement and there would be up to a four day wait

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Response from KiwiBank Dear Ed, We appreciate public feedback on the Kiwibank and postal services available in Picton (Call for upgrade of KiwiBank services, 22 April). 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. Some months ago we also started the process of finding a new location for a Kiwibank ATM in Picton. 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

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The view from Clearwater Mussels’ Kenepuru Sound farm in the Marlborough Sounds. INSET: Clearwater Mussels’ vessel harvesting greenshell mussels at its Kenepuru Sound farm.

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John Young of Clearwater Mussels, based in Havelock, was named South Island Farmer of the Year for 2015, the first time a marine farmer has won the award. Cathie Bell went along on the field trip to learn how he did it.

Some men are into cars or motorbikes or a particular sports team and can tell you absolutely everything about them in minute detail – John Young is like that about greenshell mussels. He makes everyone on a recent field trip into Pelorus Sound to visit mussel farms gasp when he says that greenshell mussels drink 360 litres of water a day – “that’s more than your average university student drinks,” one participant jokes. The lifecycle of the mussel, its likes and dislikes, they’re all something he can muse upon, the way other men might about dogs, horses, or cars. While they’re a ‘lovely product’, the creatures themselves are difficult things to grow, he says. It’s a complicated balance between what comes down the river, what wells up from the Cook Strait flows, and the level of sunlight. “Everything has to be right or it disappears into the void as a young mussel or just curls up its toes.” Originally a marine biologist, John came to Havelock in 1974, met partner Lyn Godsiff, and joined the mussel industry in 1984, adopting methods from

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Spain and later Japan, before developing his own farms and technology. That passion for mussels, the industry, technology has seen John over 23 years grow their Waitaria Bay company, originally called ‘Clark Island’, to produce 2200 tonnes of mussels from 16 farms by 2007. In 2007, Clearwater Mussels was formed when John and Lyn amalgamated Clark Island with PBT Mussels and Talleys, and he

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South Island Farmer of the Year Competition (with Omarama Station near Te Anau). The foundation held its first ever winner’s field day at sea, with about 200 people taking three boats from Havelock to see Clearwater’s Kenepuru Sounds farm. While the sea was a new environment for many, John says it was the same for both land and marine farmers – ‘it’s about feeding plants to animals so they can turn it into protein for people to eat’. Many issues are the same, but marine farmers have more tensions with the wider community as they use public water space and there are competing uses. Looking after the water is important to marine farmers because quality of the water affects the quality of our product, John says. “Looking after our water is a passion of mine. One of the reasons I’ve invested my life in this industry is because this is one of the most efficient and sustainable forms of primary production. “From below, it’s just mussels hanging out...We could leave it now, it would leave no footprint.”


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Friend’s portrait wins Story and photos by Cathie Bell A portrait of a friend by Picton artist Caroline della Porta is the winning entry in the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards. Caroline was one of three local artists to win at the awards ceremony on Saturday evening, Her acrylic on board painting, Tu Mai Ra, was praised by the judges for its strongly emotional material conveyed by the weathered hands and face. She says she is ‘overwhelmed’ by the award. While she has been drawing ‘all my life’, this is only the second portrait she has painted, after one of her son. “I’m so happy to have been given this award in Marlborough. I’ve lived here 16 years, I love this place.” Her other passion is teaching children art, and she used her speech to encourage people to help her find a space where children could come to create art in a working studio environment. Blenheim photographer Simon Greenwood won two awards with his entry “Ghosts of Perano”, a digital photography artwork. Simon says he loves the electronic medium, ‘it’s better than the darkroom ever was’. “It has an undo button which I use all the time. I take my hat off to people who don’t use the undo button, or who don’t have it to use.”

The judges praised his work for its ‘exceptional detail’ and ‘skilful composition’. Marlborough Art Society president Peter Davidson says the number of entries is up on last year, and they are of a very high standard. “There is some very impressive work.” The awards attracted a wide range of entries from around New Zealand, with sponsor Anton James from Peters Doig Chartered Accountants saying about 40 per cent were from locals. Judges Wendy Murphy and Will Soward encouraged people to enter next year’s awards, and to enter open shows where it was possible to see your own work in relation to that of others. The best third of the 147 entries are on display at the Yealands Art Gallery in High Street, Blenheim. The awards were:

• Supreme award winner of $3000 : Caroline della Porta for “Tu Mai Ra” (acrylic on board); • 2nd prize MAS award of $1000 and the Mark Stevenson Patron’s Choice Award $500: Simon Greenwood for “Ghosts of Perano” (digital art); • 3rd Prize of $500 – The Nola Hurford Memorial Award Coromandel-based artist Barbara von Seida for “Coromandel Skyline” (acrylic); and • Highly Commended Marlborough Artist prize - Seymour Framing Award of $220 (artists supplies) : Graham Taylor for “Rivers Bend, Awatere” (oils)


Artist Caroline della Porta with her winning artwork and art awards sponsors Anton James and Tim McKendry from Peters Doig Chartered Accountants. RIGHT: Simon Greenwood with his artwork, Ghosts of Perano, which won two prizes at the Marlborough Art Society awards.



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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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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-

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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.

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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

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The Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards The prize ceremony was held by the Marlborough Art Society in Blenheim on Saturday evening.

 Rose Parsons, Will Parsons and Liz Davidson had a great time talking about art.

 Art patrons Peter and Charlene Scott were at

 Artist Barbara von Seida and Ernie Le Heron came

the art awards.

 Hazel Thomson and Jan Thomson were there.

all the way from the Coromandel to attend the art awards, where Barbara won a prize.

 Artist Simon Greenwood chats with Marlborough District

 Ian Welch, John Leggett, and Anne Best catch up.

Councillor Jenny Andrews, who opened the Marlborough Arts Society awards.

Saint Clair Family Estate The new premium sparkling wine, Dawn, was launched on Friday evening.

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 Bronwyn Laird and Kat Pickford at the Dawn launch at Saint Clair.

 Ian Daubney and Nikki de Reeper at the Saint Clair launch.

St Leonard’s vineyard cottages at the launch.

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Marlborough Indoor Bowls fundraising garage sale will be held on 7th May, 2016 at Redwoodtown Hall starting at 8.30am.

TANERAU (LOVE), James Arthur (Jim): Passed away suddenly at home, on Saturday April 30 2016 surrounded by his loved ones, doing what he loved. Loved husband of Loretta, loved father and fatherin-law of Suzanne and James Smith, the late Jamie Love, Tangiora and Jono Love, James and Heidi Walker, Harvey and Deanna Walker, Tip and Lana Love, Kotini Love, Hoani Love, Ashley Longman, Chelsea Longman, Amelia and Paige Walker, and Claire Walker. Loved koro of all his grandchildren. Loved son of the late Hamarama and Vera. A loved brother, uncle, friend and drinking mate. Messages to 50 Elizabeth Street, Blenheim 7201. Special thanks to St John, Blenheim Fire Brigade and Blenheim Police for all their help. A service for Jim will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets at 11am Thursday May 5, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

Sheets‘n’Things Winter sheets needed - Dble, Queen, King! Between The Warehouse carpark building & Johns Kitchen. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm & Sat 9.30am12 noon. Winter sheets, all types bedding. So much more!

St Christopher’s Goodwill Friday 6th May, 9AM - Noon at the Church Hall, Redwoodtown. Usual bargains, good used clothing, household goods and books.

Family/Whanau for information/ St John Community Shop, Springlands advocacy/support For families living with mental illness/addictions please contact Supporting Families Marlborough - Lyn, Karina or Nikki ph 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.

Housie Thursday 7pm, Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 housies, 3 supers, 3 x $500, raffles and refreshments available. Proceeds to Te Rerenga O Te Ra.

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

We are overstocked with lounge suites, couches, single bed and desks. Come in and make us an offer. Phone 5781754.

Talk/Tech/Teach Thursday 9.30am St Christopher’s Church Lounge. Adult colouring, iPad, mobile Phone Training. BYO books, iPads, Mobiles. Morning Tea provided. $2 donation. Phone Wendy 0212230160 or 5794446.

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


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TURNER, Garry Edward Roworth: On Saturday April 30 2016, passed away peacefully at Springlands Lifestyle Village, after a courageous battle with cancer. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband and friend of Dinah for 54 years. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and friend of Michelle and Anthony (Christchurch), Phillip and Racheal (Blenheim). Special friend to Robin. Dearly loved special Grandad of Cheryl and Tracey Hubbard (Christchurch), Jasmine Turner (Blenheim). Loved brother and brother-in-law of Wendy and John Robertson (Dannevirke), loved brother-in-law of Peggy and Michael Powell (Wellington), Irene and Ted Saul (Winton), Sue and Rodney Smith (Blenheim). Loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. Special thanks to everyone in Oncology at both Wairau and Christchurch Hospitals, Hospice Marlborough, Marlborough Cancer Society and Springlands Lifestyle Village for their support and help. Special thanks to Dr Hedley, Dr Wilson, and Dr Jenny O’Donnell. Messages to Villa 11, 5 Battys Road, Blenheim 7201. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to P O Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A memorial service for Garry will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, at 2pm Thursday May 5. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

in memoriam PHILIPS: Rex John. Passed away five years ago today, remembered with loving thoughts by all his family.

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Council requires a positive, can-do team player who can share $0 $25 skills $50 $75 and experience and display flexibility to respond to Are you their the varied situations this role demands. looking job: C54941 Do you have a good knowledge of skilled digger operations PLEASE NOTE: that weenter have prepared or this have recent experience in the roading/civil construction to advertisement proof based on our size: 11 x 2 format: b&w industries. Previous experience in water reticulation, stormwater understanding of the instructions the water and sewerage would be an advantage. You would need to received. In approving the publication run date position sort cost (excl gst) servicesit is client’s advertisement, responsibility have a current driver’s licence with at least classes 1 & 2 and to check the accuracy of both the Midweek Express Wed 4 May Sit Vacant $174.02 preferably WTR endorsement. You would also need to hold a maintenance advertisement, the media and the Wed 11 May $174.02 position nominated. minimum traffic controller level 1 qualification. industry and Blenheim Sun Wed 4 May Sit Vacant $159.50 Cancellation of advertsIfbooked with you please visit Council’s website to find out more this fits be part media willof incuraa media cancellation Wed 11 May $159.50 about the role and how to apply. of $50. teamfeewithin a Applications for this unique opportunity close at midday on 18 May 2016. progressive your contact: Rachel should be made online via our website, www. Council? Applications, In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has apply. achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 80 countries. For further information you are welcome to contact This is great role where you will manage the collection of the Company’s global accounts receivable. Responsibilities include: 1 2 3 4 5


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• Ensuring all debtor accounts are reconciled • Data entry of customer discount claims • Supplying information to the Company’s credit insurer for new and existing customers • Setting up new customer accounts • Internal customer service Your other skills may present additional finance team responsibilities that could broaden the scope of this role. To apply send us your CV and a cover letter. Include bit about yourself, why you want to work for Yealands and why you’d be a good fit for this role and our company.

PAyRoll AdministRAtoR PARt time 20 houRs minimum PeR week In a short space of time the Yealands Wine Group has established itself as a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done”, the Yealands Wine Group has achieved rapid international growth, exporting to over 80 countries. Everyone likes to get paid correctly and on-time so this is a critical role where integrity and attention to detail is essential. We can offer some flexibility in hours for the right person, however you must be available fortnightly on a Monday and Tuesday to run the pays and fit around the needs of the business. Responsibilities include: • Processing payrolls for the business • Maintaining data integrity • Managing all payroll queries • Managing the Company’s IR filings • Assisting with the implementation of enhancements to the payroll system • Assisting with the administration of the company’s Health and Safety management system • Leave administration and reporting • Internal customer service You must have a sound knowledge of payroll legislation and the Holidays Act. Your other skills may present additional finance team responsibilities that could broaden the scope of this role. To apply send us your CV and a cover letter. Include bit about yourself, why you want to work for Yealands and why you’d be a good fit for this role and our company.

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Council requires a positive, can-do team player who can contribute to responding to the varied situations this role demands. This role will suit someone with experience or a person looking to enter the water services maintenance industry and be part of a team within a progressive Council. Previous experience in water reticulation, stormwater and sewerage would be an advantage. Training will be provided where necessary. You would need to have a current driver’s licence with at least classes 1 & 2 and preferably WTR endorsement. If this fits you please visit Council’s website to find out more about the role and how to apply. Applications for this unique opportunity close at midday on 18 May 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

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Moutere women’s rugby looking to recruit Story and photo by Cathie Bell Moutere Rugby’s women’s team is looking for more players and a coach, and all women are welcome. The team’s first game is on Friday night at the club’s home ground, Awarua Park in Spring Creek. Helen Leota says at the moment, the women are coaching themselves. Manager/player Courtney Stewart says they have enough players to field a team, but more would be good, along with a coach. “It doesn’t matter what experience or age players are, or their fitness level, everyone is welcome, we’re really inclusive.” Kelly Couper says they are trying to grow women’s rugby in Marlborough, after fielding a

women’s team for the first time last season. “We need new faces really, more interest.” Kelly says the team has an incentive to build up to, with the chance of being selected for the Tasman Makos’ women’s team to play in the Women’s Provincial Competition. Players from the Moutere team were selected last season. “Now we have something to strive towards, it gives us more purpose.” The game is something the women love – Courtney has been playing since she was five, Helen since she was 14, and Kelly has been playing for about 10 years. The Moutere team practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights Some of the Moutere women’s rugby team, from left: Courtney Stewart, from 6pm until 7pm at Awarua Helen Leota, Rosie Buchanan-Brown, and Maiden Tupara, at training at the club’s home ground, Awarua Park in Spring Creek. Park.

Rally co-driver welcomed home Members of the local car club, friends, family and fans gathered at the Marlborough Airport on Monday morning to welcome John Kennard home. John, co-driver for Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon recently made it to the history books for being the first New Zealanders to win a round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

John Kennard is taken by surprise by the crowd waiting to welcome him home.

Plenty of goal action in the weekend A flurry of goals saw high scores in the latest matches in the 1st division of senior football. Blenheim Valley Masters took the sword to a weakened Central Pirates team in the weekend winning 7-2 with a well taken hat-trick for Dan Campbell. Leaders Central made hard work of it edging out Woodbourne

4-3 but could have been more to the table toppers if they had more luck. Blenheim Valley club mates United took on the Cobras, with United taking out an 11 goal thriller 7-4. Rangers City sat out with a bye. In the second division Rangers Masters carried on their great form beating Picton Crow Tavern

3-1 in what spokesman Kevan Buck described as a “closely fought affair” with Robin Mortimer a standout deputising in goal. Clubs of Marlborough Rangers nicked a point in the last minute of the game against a battle hardened Redwood Masters team with a 1-1 draw.

Sport inbrief

Rainbow Ski Area Opening Day Marlborough’s skifield Rainbow is to open its 2016 season on July 9, Sport Tasman says. The season is to kick off at 9am on Saturday July 9 with a free open day until 4pm. Rainbow Skifield is off State Highway 63, on the way to Nelson Lakes.

Pigeons make good time Pigeons from the Blenheim Racing Pigeon club had their seventh race of the season on Saturday from Rangiora, a distance of 235 km. The birds were liberated at 8.30 am in fair weather conditions and with no wind to favour any of the routes home the birds generally made good times across a range of loft locations. The winning birds made a speed of 71 km/hr to the loft of Alister Cooper at Renwick, second and third positions went to husband and wife fanciers, Shirley and Donald Morrison at Spring Creek with 69.5 km/hr and 69.2 km/hr respectively. Another close fought result was with Rob and Neil of Nearo lofts with Rob just edging out Neil with a speed of 68.73 km/hr against 68.71 km/hr. Two Fishers loft also continued their close results with Chris Bensley with the former achieving 63.4 km/hr and Chris on 63 km/hr. Carl and Sindy Kirkwood were also fractions apart with Carl’s bird on 62.73 km/hr and Sindy 62.7 km/hr.

Picton No Names overcame Rangers United 4-3, and Trojans were beaten 6-0 by the Redwood Renegades. Also a special mention to the Marlborough Mariners who beat Wakefield 1st XI 6-0 in Nelson’s 1st division competition with Harrison Pine scoring a wellexecuted hat-trick.

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