Marlborough Mid-Week : November 26th 2014
8 MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 Youth programmes get quizzical boost Your Choice for Private Elective Surgery. P: 03 520 9653 | F: 03 579 2215 | E: email@example.com www.churchillhospital.co.nz Churchill Private Hospital is an Not for dummies: Marlborough Youth Council member Jonathan Cash is organising a fund raising quiz night for the Red Cross on Sunday at the Marlborough Boys’ College hall from 7pm. Jonathan is the only youth member of the Red Cross in Marlborough and is hoping to use the night to raise more awareness about the youth programmes they offer. A pilot youth programme for new college students is due to start in Blenheim next year, he says. ‘‘It’s about confidence building and helping new college kids with getting comfortable,’’ Jonathan says. Guest speaker will be Student Volunteer Army co-founder Jason Pemberton. ‘‘He’s the best public speaker I have ever heard. He is all about the now – doing things now rather than just talking about it. He’ll be a great fit for the evening,’’ Jonathan says. Tickets to the quiz are $5 per person – four people per team – at the door with nibbles supplied and non-alcoholic drinks available to buy. Photo: SVEN HERSELMAN Blooming good show COOKS CALLING ALL Send us your favourite recipe and a photo and we will print it in our Marlborough Midweek Recipe of the Week Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post to: Box 242, Blenheim 7240 Or drop it in to: 62 Athur Street, Blenheim 5846339BU Exotic: Avid Blenheim gardener Jill Wild with her impressive echium wildpretii, which flowers once every two years for three months. The plant is endemic to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Jill bought it just two years ago from a nursery in Christchurch and is amazed at how much it grows in that short time. Long term: Blenheim resident Elaine Hadfield with her China rose, which she planted as a cutting more than 50 years ago. She believes her mother Amy Hadfield was Blenheim’s first florist, running her business from home. ‘‘She started out selling flowers from her grandparents’ garden as a teenager. I remember when I was a child waking up and the spare bedroom and the passage were full of wreaths. She used to work all night,’’ Elaine says. Her rose, also known as a sweetheart rose, flowers only once in the year and is at its very best in early November.
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