Marlborough Mid-Week : July 16th 2014
NEWS Relay enthusiasm grows Let’s go: Waterlea RestHome activities co-ordinator Karen Savage, left, assistant activities co-ordinator Damaris Warnick, caregiver Jen McRae, and residents Brenda Crossman and Roger Gray are keen for the 2014 Bupa Baton Relay on Tuesday. The relay is inspired by the Queen’s Baton Relay, a much loved CommonwealthGamestradition which symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations in preparation for the games. Bupa rest homes aroundNew Zealand will host relays, which the whole community is invited to. In Blenheim the relay will begin at the Rotary Lookout on the Wither Hills at 8.30am and travel to Maxwell Care Homefor morning tea, then on to Waterlea Rest Home. Photo: SVEN HERSELMAN MARKETING IS EVERYTHING MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, JULY 16, 2014 7 To most people it’s a rock.To marketers it’s an opportunity, and that is what Bayleys look for in every property – the opportunity that may escape others. Call Ross today! Another reason he will get your house SOLD for more! Ross Lyall 021 535 089 firstname.lastname@example.org 6176045AB Be Marlborough Ltd, Bayleys Licensed under the REA Act 2008 Whenweread: Marlborough Girls’ College year 13 students, from left, Jenny Argyle and Gwen Burney with discounted tickets to the Karen Healey session at the Marlborough Book Festival. Marlborough teens can buy tickets to the session for $5. Photo: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAXNZ Bargain deal for students to hear author speak Marlborough high school students can buy tickets to hear young adults author Karen Healey speak at the Marlborough Book Festival for the reduced price of $5. The tickets can be bought through the college libraries until Thursday next week. Healey will be in conversation with MC Jane Forrest-Waghorn at the Blenheim Club for an hour from 10am on Sunday, July 27. A teacher at Marlborough Girls’ College, Healey wrote When We Wake, which won the children’s choice in the young adult category of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards. The story follows Tegan Oglietti, an Australian teenager of the near future, who is shot dead by accident then cryogenically frozen, and woken 100 years later in a world where not everything is better than it is now. The equally riveting ➤BOOKFESTIVAL What: Young Adult Author Karen Healey is one of six guest authors at the festival When does she speak? 10am, Sunday, July 27 Where: The Blenheim Club, 92 High St, Blenheim. How much: $5 for high school students from their school libraries, $20 from www.marlboroughbook fest.co.nz sequel, While We Run, was released in May. Marlborough Girls’ College librarian Colleen Shipley said she had had good feedback from students about the tickets. Year 9 student Kirsty Martin, 13, says she enjoyed reading When We Wake. ‘‘I just wanted to keep reading it, I couldn’t put it down.’’ The festival is being organised by the Marlborough Readers and Writers charitable trust, made up of Sonia O’Regan, Sophie Preece and Karen Walshe. Six authors will speak at eight sessions over the weekend. The other authors are Dame Fiona Kidman, Elizabeth Knox, Ron Crosby, Barb DeLeo and Harry Broad. More information and tickets to those sessions are available at www. marlboroughbookfest.co.nz. Sonia says they are really keen to encourage young people to come along and hear from Karen Healey as it’s a great opportunity to hear from a successful published author. She hopes they will go away inspired about reading and writing. MC Jane, a former children’s librarian, is a director of Astrolabe, which is one of three wine companies sponsoring the festival. The others are Cloudy Bay and Dog Point Vineyard.
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