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JONES - ROYDS – On February 24, 2013, Theo Patrick Jones joined the family of Tony, Elizabeth and Holly. All well. Present address; 10 Pamela Row, Ascot Road, Holyport SL6 2JJ, England.

DEATHS BUCKLAND, Douglas Albert (Doug) – 9-4-1926 - 25-2-2013. Loved dad of Phylis and Gavin Smith and grandad of Jemma and Justin. Let the wind blow free When we return you to the sea.

McKAY, Nola Valmai – On February 28, 2013. Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, surrounded by her family. Loved wife of the late Tom. Much loved and cherished mother, mother in law and nana of Helen and Brian Williams, Jason and Joanne, Mandy and Lloyd; Victor, Daniel, Gina and Guilherme, Kim and Paul, Keita, Zach and Stacie; Sandra and Bob Lakin, Carrie and Brent, Ben and Alice; Janice and Bill Wright, Brenda and Peter, Carl and Michelle; Christine and Brent Anderson, Jessica and James, Lexi and Russell; and her 13 great grandchildren. In her 88th year. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Nola’s life will be held at Lamb and Hayward’s Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Christchurch on TUESDAY March 5, commencing at 2.00pm. To be followed by interment at the Waimairi Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

MILLIGAN, Phillippa Ray (Pip) (nee Bruce) – On February 27, 2013, peacefully at Wesleycare Hospital, Christchurch. Dearly loved wife of Matthew, loved mother and mother-in-law of Angela and Anthony Ngaata, and David and Jana. Much loved Nana of India, Ethan, and Tane; Ana, and Karla. Loved daughter of the late Ray and Mabs Bruce and a loved sister and sister-in-law of Marilyn and Eric Maw, and David and Jane. Special thanks to the staff at Wesleycare for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Milligan family, c/o PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A funeral service will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, cnr and Wilkinsons Johns Roads, Christchurch, on TUESDAY, March 5, at 10.30am. Academy Funeral Services F.D.A.N.Z. Ph 03 343 0919 SUTTON, Gordon Walter –

8 Dec 1942 - 27 Feb 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dawn (Singing Nana). Cherished dad of Ella, Norman, and Ruth. Respected father in law and mate of Charlie, Chelsea, and Peter. Adored Poppa of Shaun, Daniel, and Joshua; Erica, Jamie, Shane, and Myah; Kenny, and Hamish. Great Poppe to Angelo, Alexander, Keira, Emily, and Noah (deceased). Messages to the Sutton Family, 107 George Street, Ashburton. Donations to the Ashburton St John would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. Our Dad’s service to reunite him with our Mum will be held at the Masonic Lodge, Inglis Street, Motueka on MONDAY, March 4, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by interment at the Motueka Cemetery. Golden Bay-Motueka Funeral Services Ltd


DEATHS WHITE, Cyril Allenby Ward (“Stropper”) MM 11.11.1918 (Reg. No 16835 North Africa and Italy 1941-1945) – On February 28, 2013 at Ashburton. Aged 94 years. Loved husband of Olive. Dearly loved father of Denise and John, and Karen and Ken. Adored grandfather of Emma and George, Tahnee, and Alex, and great grandfather of Millie, and Thomas. Loved brother of Winston and Peggy, Lorraine and Ron Wendleborn, Daphane and Bert (all deceased), Hilary and the late Dick, Noeline and the late Jack Burrows, the late Mona and Norman Bowie, Beverley and the late Noel Adamson. Our thanks to Janet and everyone at Cameron Courts. Messages to the White Family, c/- P.O. Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate the life of Cyril will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on MONDAY, March 4, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by interment at the Returned Servicemen’s Section, Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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Jade fails to get award But she’s truly humbled by experience By Sue Newman Ashburton’s vege gardening guru Jade Temepara on Thursday night lined up on stage in Auckland in the finals of the New Zealander of the Year awards. She was one of three chasing the title in the local hero section. And while she didn’t win, she said she felt humbled to be on stage beside so many people who had given so much of themselves and their time for their communities. Mrs Temepara was among 186 people nominated for the local hero award, with her nomination based on her contribution to the community through her innovative Hand Over a Hundy programme for novice gardeners. “I was honoured to even be there. I talked to so many people there who had done so many amazing things and you just don’t think of yourself as being in their category. I was not at all disappointed not to win,” she said. The local hero section was won by Jim Morunga who, despite losing his sight at the age of 22, has a powerful vision for his community and has been instrumental in increasing the use of guide

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS McCOSKER, Patrick Joseph (Joe) – Mary, Trisha, Kevin, Marg and families wish to sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and loving support to us all on the sad loss of our very much loved husband, dad, father-in-law and grandad. Thank you for the flowers, cards, food and baking, also to the many people who attended Joe’s mass and made donations to St. John. Special thanks to Ward 1, Palliative Care, also Father Gray for his support and Paterson’s Funeral Services. Please accept this as our personal thank you to you all. May he rest in peace. REVELEY, Sue – Jonathan, Ben, Todd and Matt, would like to sincerely thank everyone for the many kindnesses shown to them on the death of a much loved wife and partner, mother and grandmother. The phone calls, visits, flowers, baking, letters and cards were very much appreciated. Thank you so much to the many people who attended the service for Sue. It was wonderful to know we have been supported in so many ways. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

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Jade Temepara dogs in Maori and Pacific Island communities. He also co-ordinates the suicide prevention programme Kia Piki te Ora. “I’m so glad Jim won; he saves people’s lives and he’s the most humble person.” Mrs Temepara said she also had an opportunity to talk with Dame Anne Salmond who won the Kiwi New Zealander of the Year title. She is a

distinguished scholar, writer and environmentalist, who, through her books, tries to bring a greater understanding of the Maori experience and how it shapes New Zealanders. She’s also a committed environmentalist who is passionate about bringing Kiwis together to build a better future for our country and our children. “I spent time with her and we had a great connection, she’s a very grounded and grassroots person.” Auckland has earned itself a special place in her heart as it is the location of an outreach branch of Hand Over a Hundy. The trip to Auckland also provided her with an opportunity to take a close look at a school food awareness programme run by the Garden to Table Trust. The programme runs in primary schools and teaches children how to grow and cook vegetables. She’s keen to see a similar project running in the Ashburton District. “In Ashburton there is no excuse for children not knowing about things, we have everything you need at our fingertips, not like some of the poverty I’ve seen up here.”

Call for drought declaration By Kieran Campbell Waikato farmers have agreed to ask the Government to declare a medium-scale drought for the region and open up financial assistance to families struggling to pay for food. Waikato Regional Council chairman Peter Buckley said a meeting yesterday afternoon of the region’s drought committee voted unanimously to call for a drought to be declared. It comes two days after Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy declared a drought in Northland after farmers there voted on Tuesday to seek Government assistance. Mr Buckley said yesterday’s meeting was emotional for some farmers who spoke

about their dire situation. He said some were struggling more than others and there were dairy farms that had stopped producing milk. Mr Buckley expected the Government to decide next week whether a drought would be declared for the Waikato region, which takes in South Auckland, Rotorua and the Coromandel. He said there was no exact estimate given for the value of assistance Waikato farmers would need from the Government. “We certainly gave them the indication that for the local and regional economy, if [conditions don’t change], it will be [a large impact],” Mr Buckley said. He said the assistance would include payments to the amount received on an unemployment benefit and

Dotcom loses case By Kurt Bayer A decision to force the United States Government into handing over its evidence against Kim Dotcom in its internet piracy case has been overturned by the Court of Appeal. The US Government had lodged an appeal against a ruling that required the FBI to disclose all its evidence in order for Dotcom, 39, to get a fair extradition hearing in August. Dotcom, Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk are defending accusations of mass copyright infringement, online piracy, and money laundering. An Auckland District Court judge ruled last May that the FBI should hand over all its evidence relating to the extradition bid. The ruling was upheld by the High Court at Auckland.

The New Zealand Government has also been found to have illegally spied on the Megaupload millionaire prior to the raid on his mansion on January 20 last year. Crown lawyer John Pike, acting for the US Government, argued in Wellington’s Court of Appeal last September that district court had no power to make disclosure decisions in an extradition case. Disclosure was extensive and could involve billions of emails, the court was told. Dotcom’s legal team said that without knowledge of the FBI’s evidence, they could not adequately prepare for the extradition case. In a 49-page judgement released yesterday, the Court of Appeal accepted while an extradition judge could refuse to extradite on insufficient evidence, the hearing was not the same as a full trial. -APNZ

the criteria was strict for farmers to qualify. There may also be tax relief for farmers. Wa i k a t o Hauraki Coromandel Rural Support Trust chairman Neil Bateup said income had completely ceased for some farmers and many more faced uncertain months. “Certainly they’ve probably reached a point where their expenses are going to be above their income for the next month, particularly dairy farmers,” Mr Bateup said. “Then they will have no income for two or three months, they will financially be very, very stretched.” He defended how long it had taken for the drought committee to seek support from the Government, saying conditions had worsened considerably in recent weeks. - APNZ

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Hospital concerns By Sam Morton Concerns over the future of Ashburton Hospital has prompted an Ashburton resident to establish an action group to safeguard the hospital. The local health service has been a topic of hot debate this week and some residents are sensing an eerie feeling of deja vu. This week, Labour health spokesperson Annette King shook the cage in a big way, suggesting the Government is considering reducing services at Ashburton Hospital. She made the comment in reference to her beliefs that the Government is again targeting provincial hospitals around the country and claimed a confidential source at the hospital had voiced concerns. Local MP and Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew has since strongly refuted those suggestions. The Canterbury District Health Board has also spoken out in a one-line statement, giving assurance there are no plans in place to reduce any services at Ashburton Hospital. However, this week the Guardian has been inundated with calls from concerned residents and a GuardianOnline poll revealed an overwhelming urge of worry around the community. Ashburton man Warren Janett has had enough of the speculation and wants real answers, not “political barminess”. Mr Janett, who is also the Ashburton Stroke Club president, is calling for an Ashburton Hospital Action Group to be established and says he is happy to personally front the issue. He has been a regular patient at the hospital and remembers only too well the controversy in the mid-90s when the local hospital’s future was in serious jeopardy. “This hospital to me means more to this town than any bloody art gallery or swimming pool,” Mr Janett said. “We’ve lost our theatre blocks, our anaesthetists and our top surgeons and it seems to me that

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we are now in serious danger of losing the whole thing through lack of interest. “As a town we need to stand up and demand answers . . . we really need to know,” he said. Mayor Angus McKay was equally concerned about Mrs King’s comments earlier this week, but insisted the hospital is here to stay. “The future of the hospital looks to be in a strong position and I have had every indication that the theatre block will be rebuilt,” he said. “It’s not a question of will it be built, it’s a question of when will it be built. And I want to get it built some time sooner rather than later . . . in the meantime there has been nothing to suggest to me that the hospital is at any risk.” Meanwhile, Mr Janett wants to hear from interested people to form the group. He is calling on the CDHB to provide a resounding assurance to Ashburton residents that the hospital is in no danger of being placed on the chopping block. “At some point in our lives we all need a hospital. This is an issue that affects everyone and we can’t just sit back and leave anything to chance. “Ashburton is supposedly one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand, so therefore our need is much greater. “Let’s search for answers and take this all the way to Wellington (Parliament),” he said.

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Yellow rubber duckies float or capsize during the 6th annual Robbie’s Duck Race last night. A crowd of people gathered at the West Street restaurant to watch their duck take its chances in the water of Mill Creek. A special few ducks survived the journey, and their owners were rewarded.

School reviews policy after kids caught in rip Columba College has vowed to review its school excursion safety policy after 18 pupils narrowly avoided tragedy when they were caught in a dangerous rip at Purakaunui near Dunedin yesterday. Principal Elizabeth Wilson said it was only by “the grace of God” and the help of members of the public, that Columba College was not dealing with a tragedy. “It could have ended in a tragedy if we hadn’t had the help of members of the public. The grace of God was with the staff and students today.” Miss Wilson said the school had been holding a bonding day for 84 year 9 pupils at Canoe Beach. The girls were supervised by 18 year 13 peer support prefects and leaders, six teachers and the year 9 dean. She said some of the pupils were swimming in the water when “a freak rip” came through “very rapidly” and dragged a number of the girls out into deeper water. Fortunately, the girls were rescued by members of the public, as well as school staff and year 13 peer support pupils. Miss Wilson said she was satisfied there was enough supervision for the trip. The school had a crisis management policy which equipped staff with skills to manage emergency situations, but in light of the incident, she said the policy would be reviewed.

She assured parents the school had a record of good planning and organisation of school trips where safety was “paramount”. She said year 9 excursions had been run annually by the school for the past decade, and it had been to Purakaunui before. “It has been a very successful location, but it went very badly today.” Miss Wilson was proud of the teachers, the peer support leaders and the year 9 girls who dealt with the situation. “Recognising the situation, everyone immediately pulled together into a successful rescue effort.” She was also grateful to the members of the public at the beach who assisted. “There were two surfers who were a tremendous help to the girls and I can’t speak highly enough of our rescue services. “We have a wonderful support network in Dunedin.” She said parents and pupils were in shock yesterday as several bus-loads of pupils returned to the school and were reunited with their parents. Some were seen in tears, hugging each other as they left the school. Victim Support staff were on hand at the school to provide help, Miss Wilson said. “It’s been very, very traumatic for the families of the people involved.”  - APNZ


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NCEA passes rise By Myles Hume The steady climb of Mid Canterbury teens passing their NCEA examinations continues. However, Ashburton College staff insist they want to do more to reach the national average and sit on par with schools of the same decile. Both colleges released their NCEA results to the Guardian showing how they performed in NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 last year. The data is based on participation, rather than including all students on a school roll. Ashburton College improved in all levels compared with its 2011

results. The college saw a 74.6 per cent pass rate in Level 1 (up 1%), 76.3 per cent in Level 2 (up 0.4%) and 69.1 per cent in Level 3 (up 5.9%). Ashburton College deputy principal Grant Congdon said the college continued to up its pass rate during the past five years, but the big picture was still in mind. “We like to give ourselves the challenge of comparing ourselves with those in the same decile (7) rather than the national average, so we will be looking to improve achievement and get it up there,” he said. Principal Grant McMillan said staff were happy with pupil achieve-

Ashburton College results Level 1 Level 2  Level 3 Ashburton College 74.6% 78.3% 69.1% Ashburton College 2011 73.6% 77.9% 63.2% National 78.3% 83.3% 75.9% Decile 7 83.9% 86.8% 77.8%

Mt Hutt College results Mt Hutt College Mt Hutt College 2011 National Decile 8-10

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 85% 91% 72% 87% 88% 72% 78.3% 83.3% 75.9% 87% 89% 80%

ment in level 3 and in university entrance, which had leapt almost 6 per cent. Meanwhile, pupils sitting level 2 were the highest achievers for Mount Hutt College with a 91 per cent pass rate, a considerable jump from 2011 when 88 per cent passed. Principal John Schreurs was pleased with the results which saw the Levels 1 and 2 pass rate sit considerably higher than the national average. “I’m certainly pretty pleased, especially with the endorsement certificates where we saw more people endorsed with excellence this year.” With NCEA “always being a work in progress”, Mr Schreurs wanted to see the college continually reach the national average and match fellow schools in the 8 to 10 decile range. “Being a small school the numbers can fluctuate depending on the cohort of pupils that year, so it can change year to year,” he said. Females were the strongest performers in Levels 1 and 2 at the college, with a 94 and 91 per cent pass rate respectively.

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Census collectors face huge challenge By Susan Sandys

Often referred to as New Zealand’s hardest working band, The Eastern have made it a point of pride as well as a way of life to pack up their banjo, fiddle, six string and double bass and hit the road.

With Geraldine Brophy and Jane Keller. This new micro musical bounces into town with laughter, tears and garden trowels. Floral notes is a tender, sometimes poignant story of their journey from spring to spring.

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Methven census collector Clare Millington is among 14 in her area who are busy keeping up with the district’s booming population.

Mid Canterbury’s booming population has left census collectors struggling with language barriers and running out of forms. District supervisor for the Methven area Michelle Carson said delivering forms to rural areas of Mid Canterbury was proving a “huge challenge”. “There’s been a huge change over from sheep and beef to dairy farms,” Mrs Carson said. Whereas many non-dairy farms of the past would have just one dwelling, today those farms had several, and delivering the forms required census collectors to phone the farm managers to find out just how many dwellings there were. And when it came to visiting those homes, they were often occupied by Filipinos, Brazilians or people of other nationalities. “And to get across to people not from New Zealand why they need to participate (can be difficult),” Mrs Carson said. In addition there were people living in the district who been pushed south by the Christchurch earthquakes. Christchurch/Mid Canterbury area manager Kevin Kennett said initial estimates of 31,170 individuals in Mid Canterbury were going to be exceeded. “I actually had to send some more (census forms) down tonight,” he said late on Thursday. He said collectors were about 85 per cent of the way through delivery to houses, working towards the deadline of Tuesday, when the census would be held. “To date we have delivered to 11,800 of an estimated 13,200 dwellings. To those dwellings we have delivered 30,600 forms for individuals to complete. We had estimates of 31,170 individuals, so

numbers will be in excess of these,” Mr Kennett said. Mid Canterbury’s population at the last census in 2006 was 27,372. A population of 32,000 would represent an increase of 17 per cent. The district’s population in June last year was estimated at 30,600. The census results will ultimately define just how much Mid Canterbury’s population has increased. Mr Kennett said adding 15 per cent to the 31,170 of forms already delivered, which gave a population of over 35,000, was not realistic. This was because many of the forms yet to be delivered were in areas which were likely to have unoccupied dwellings, such as holiday homes. Additionally, there were tourists and visiting school groups who would be here on the night. Mrs Carson undertook a training day in Methven on Thursday for the 14 collectors for her district, which covers about half of Mid Canterbury, including the Mt Somers and Lake Heron areas, the Methven township, Lake Coleridge and the Mid Canterbury plains to Dromore. She said there were a high number of commercial dwellings in the Methven area, including Methven Resort which would have 70 Australians staying on census night. The group would be leaving 7am the following day, necessitating an early start for that census collector who would have to get their completed census forms from them beforehand. In Mid Canterbury the collectors will travel approximately 34,600 kilometres delivering and collecting forms. “We are encouraging people to complete their forms on line which will mean collectors will not have to return to collect forms,” Mr Kennett said. Information collected is needed for planning vital public services such as education, health, housing and transport.


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Police told to shape up By Sam Morton and APNZ It is more than likely you will see more police officers in local gyms, but they won’t necessarily be carrying out search warrants. Under a new policy announced yesterday, all constabulary staff including constables, sergeants and senior sergeants need to be in good shape – or else stay in the office and do paperwork. In a sharp warning to frontline staff, police deputy commissioner Mike Bush announced the changes following the results of a fitness review, initially launched in 2009. Police officers will now be required to pass a Physical Competency Test every two years, and until they obtain it, they will not be authorised to hit the streets or interact with the public. Despite some harsh reviews on the new policy, Mid-South

Canterbury area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin has jumped to its defence. He believes that in general, the fitness levels in Mid Canterbury, are of a high level, but agrees some officers will be caught out by the new changes. “Like anyone, police officers can get injured or carry an illness too, which can affect their obligation to maintain good fitness levels. “Most of our frontline staff are certainly very fit, but like all places around the country, I imagine there will be small pockets of staff that may need to refocus on their fitness levels and make these changes a priority. “In our job it is physically demanding and a high level of fitness is vital to the effectiveness of our force. We are all obliged to stay fit and a vast majority of the force do,” Mr Gaskin said. Mr Gaskin believes all staff

that did not currently hold a PCT certificate, will be assisted and placed on specialist programmes to rapidly increase their fitness. More than 95 per cent of the country’s frontline police staff already hold their certificate. Mr Bush insisted the changes were “absolutely necessary”. “This change means the public can be assured that all of our frontline staff are fit and able to carry out their responsibilities,” he said. “Frontline staff need to be fitter, faster and stronger than ever before and be in peak physical condition. “We do not expect that the very small number of staff not currently PCT -certified will have any effect on the frontline, meaning capability and capacity will not be compromised.” All officers who successfully pass the test receive a biennial payment of $1408, which is part of their remuneration package.

WOULD YOU PASS? The Physical Competency Test involves completing a 400m course of tasks in this order: Pushing a car trailer 10m Carrying a car wheel assembly 10m Running 200m Walking a 5m right-angle beam, 1m off the ground Jumping a 1.8m long jump Running around cones and under and over hurdles for 30m Climbing through a 1m high window Climbing over a solid 1.8m high wall Dragging a body 7.5m Climbing a 2.2m-high wire fence. * Completion times for the PCT course vary according to the officer’s age and gender.

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Lengthy Rakaia mural starts to take shape By Gabrielle Stuart After two years of fundraising and planning, Rakaia’s history will be written on its walls as work on a 47 metre mural begins.

The mural will span the length of the Ashburton Trading Society’s Rakaia branch, and will depict the development of Rakaia from steam trains and wagons to the town as it stands today. The Ashburton Trading Society

volunteered its building for the project, and Human Resources Manager Peter Jacob said they had no concerns about entrusting their walls to the project. “The society contacted us over a year ago, so a lot of thought

and planning has gone into the project. “The artists are very skilled, and they’ve done some really impressive work in the area.” The wall will be finished and unveiled in two weeks.

111 diary Incidents attended to by the Ashburton Police and Mid Canterbury volunteer fire brigades recently. Check out, for up-to-the-minute updates on every fire callout in the district during the week.

• Vegetation fire The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called out to a Melrose Street incident early yesterday. The vegetation fire proved to be minor and was under control. The crews returned to the station within 30 minutes of the call.

• Quiet time for police The Ashburton Police had nothing to report yesterday. A police spokesperson said no incidents of note had occurred.

Skills tested The Methven Search and Rescue team will put their skills to the test this weekend, in a 24-hour competency drill. The team will be joined by Land Search and Rescue personnel throughout Canterbury, who will all gather at the Alford Forest Station in Methven on Saturday. The challenge will see teams navigate their way to 13 skill station that will include core duties such as navigation, fitness, clue processing, first aid, air operations and search methods. Teams will be required to fit into the stations around other teams and complete as many stations as possible in the 24-hour time frame. An event spokesperson said the purpose was to assess competencies of SAR teams in the region. More than 100 SAR volunteers are expected to turn out. See Monday’s Guardian for full coverage

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Ride the Rakaia cyclists cross the Rakaia Bridge during last year’s inaugural race.

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With hundreds more punters set to take part in Ride the Rakaia’s cycle race today, the small town is hotly becoming the event hub of Mid Canterbury. MYLES HUME finds out what’s been going on in Rakaia.

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akaia is more than a giant salmon and home to the country’s longest bridge. Perceived as a quiet town on the northern outskirts of Mid Canterbury, Rakaia has shown the district how community spirit and involvement has made the town into one of the most vibrant about. No longer a town for a quick toilet break or a photo opportunity with a landmark fish, its identity is changing and passersby have taken a keen liking to the tight-knit community as places like Salmon World and a full calendar of major events capture the imagination. Amidst an event bubble, Rakaia has been home to some of the district’s biggest events this year already. Just last week more than 800 fishermen cast their lines from the banks of the Rakaia River at the fishing competition, filling the campground which had to direct an overflow of campers to the domain. It was an event organised by two local fishermen about 20 yeas ago, who are still an integral part of the competition today. It’s that kind of attitude and commitment that has been adopted by the Rakaia Rugby Club which added the Tight Five Sevens tournament to the jam-packed town last weekend, attracting 250 big boys from across Canterbury. And don’t forget the Muddy Good Run, scheduled for April 14. But just when locals thought they were due a break from bustling weekends, more than 230 cyclists are set to traverse the picturesque Rakaia countryside when the starting hooter blows for Ride the Rakaia this morning. A 50km inland ride to the untouched Rakaia Gorge and back will host riders from

Fishermen chase the big catch during the annual Rakaia Fishing Competition last weekend.

Neil Pluck believes Rakaia has come a long way since he was a lad. Auckland to Invercargill, forcing a temporary closure at 8am this morning of the 1.7km bridge as riders get the rare opportunity to

cross to the north side. It is another event organised by a former Rakaia local, this time in the form of John

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Moore, who has roped together the unique event for the second time. Sport Rakaia will latch on too, their community day set to

lure hundreds more. Children’s duathlons and stallholders will be setting up camp in the domain, while live music from emerging musical talent Thomas Coffey will provide entertainment. “It’s a great event and the whole town is getting in behind it,” Mr Moore said in the lead-up to today’s 103km race. And that’s something Rakaia Community Association chairman Neil Pluck says he never gets tired of hearing. Born and bred in Rakaia, it’s a place close to Mr Pluck’s heart, who has seen the town blossom in recent years. “The events all seem to be created by community-minded Rakaia folk, we have always been self-sufficient here,” he said. In the past, events have naturally been limited to locals, but Mr Pluck believes landmark events and the people they bring have significantly ramped up in the past few years. “I think here in Rakaia we have gone through a generational gap where there were just the older retired folk holding things together and they’ve been great. “But now we are seeing middle-aged people stepping up that are creating these big events the community enjoys,” Mr Pluck said. “It’s quite exciting and it’s great fun to see the town full of people coming and going.” Although the atmosphere and potential business spin-offs are beneficial to Rakaia, Mr Pluck does not want to see the town forget its roots. “This is a small town and we enjoy the lifestyle here, we love sharing our town and facilities with visitors but we don’t want to have to look too hard when we cross the street,” he said. It’s fair to say the town has transformed since Mr Pluck was a youngster, cycling the quiet streets. Residential sections are being snapped up and the Ashburton District Council is exploring subdividing opportunities within the township. Rakaia School has shown a direct effect of the growing population and economy. A new classroom has been built to keep up with the swelling roll and two teachers have taken up fulltime jobs. Community businesses have also got in behind the school, sponsoring classrooms and school equipment to support what will be the future of Rakaia. The profile of Rakaia continues to build as it is exposed to hundreds more people each year. As hundreds more descend on Rakaia with their bikes and families today, the vibrant community can look on and be proud of the ‘can-do’ attitude that has created Rakaia today.


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Rush to get first oysters for season By Allison Rudd Englishman Eddie King wasn’t disappointed with his first taste of Bluff oysters. “Bloody Norah that’s good!” he said, after wolfing down three in quick succession in Invercargill yesterday on the first day of

the 2013 season. Mr King and his wife Jackie, holidaying from Essex, were visiting Bluff earlier this week when they were told they shouldn’t miss the southern delicacy. They had planned to head north on Wednesday but delayed their departure. At lunchtime yesterday they

joined about 20 others so they could be among the first in the doors when Barnes Oysters opened its shop at 1.15pm. Used to smaller Mersey oysters, Mr King was impressed by the size of the Bluff beauties and their taste. “Absolutely gorgeous,” he declared as he finished his snack

and resealed the pottle so he would have some left for later. Joan Black drove from Gore to get oysters for herself and friends. The opening day trip was now a tradition, she said. “They will all be eaten tonight neat [raw] I imagine.” There are about a dozen boats

in the Bluff oyster fleet. Barnes Oysters manager Graeme Wright said indications were the harvest was going to be good. Yesterday was a “mad day as usual” at Barnes’ shop, he said, with first-grade oysters flying out the door at $23 a dozen. -APNZ

Methven minister’s ‘slice of heaven’ By Susan Sandys Methven is “a slice of heaven”, says new resident Mike Keith, and he should know. The 37-year-old Australian is the new minister at the All Saints Anglican Church in the ski town. He has settled in the parish’s vicarage with his family – wife Chantalle, six-year-old daughter Rachel and golden labrador Spinner - about 10 weeks ago. He said he and Mrs Keith had been taken with the wonderful community spirit in the town, and the amazing scenery and outdoor activities which surrounded. “It’s an outdoor adventure paradise,” Mr Keith said. “It’s a taste of heaven, a slice of heaven, almost.” Since arriving about 10 weeks ago they had been hiking, mountain biking and camping. They loved the outdoors and were looking forward to winter when they could ski. Mr Keith is a former ski racer, and when at high school in Sydney trained with New South Wales Sport and Recreation. However, he has not skied for 12 years. “The last skis I skied on were 207s, so the technology has changed a bit,” he said. Today skis are shorter and wider, and those measuring 207 centimetres are just about unheard of.

New Methven Anglican minister Mike Keith is a former ski racer who can’t wait to get back on snow. Mr Keith and his family were formerly based at Lightning Ridge in outback New South Wales, another rural area. They did not see Methven as

a “stepping stone” to a larger parish, but as a ministry destination it itself. “Because we love rural ministry and we love rural people

and this is where we want to be,” Mr Keith said. It was an exciting time for the Anglican parish in the town, with a growing base of parish-

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ioners as more young families joined. “Ultimately what I think we can offer is bible teaching that is relevant to our everyday lives,” Mr Keith said.

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Preschool teacher Tessa Skevington has seen the messes children can make with scissors, but on Monday she’s giving five-year-old Jacob Adams the chance to give her hair a trim. The teacher at Monetessori preschool is taking part in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation ‘shave week’, and has already raised almost $1000. She said she is not afraid to put her head in Jacob’s hands. “It’s hair, it’ll grow back. Jacob’s my inspiration. He’s a real trooper. He was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was two, so he’s been in and out of hospital ever since, and on all sorts of drugs.” Jacob has never lost his own hair, despite chemotherapy treatments, and is very nervous about trimming his teacher’s at Montessori Preschool on Monday. Already more than 1500 people have signed up to shave their heads for Shave Week in New Zealand this year. Donations are being collected at Montessori Preschool, or messages and donations can be passed on through Tessa Skevington’s page on the Shave for a Cure website.

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Leishman farewelled Lane safety ‘a priority’ By Brendan Manning Hundreds gathered yesterday to farewell “genuine good guy” and broadcaster Phillip Leishman at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland. Leishman, 61, died earlier this week after becoming seriously ill following the return of a brain tumour. Monsignor Bernard Kiely led the service which opened with Queen’s These are the days of our lives playing over a photo montage of Leishman. The church was filled with mourners including fellow broadcasters Peter Williams, John Hawkesby, Richard Long and Simon Dallow. So many people came that some had to stand during the service. Videos highlighting Leishman’s 40 year television career played - live crosses to the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and the Wheel of Fortune game show he hosted in the 1990s.

Leishman is survived by his wife Michelle and their three children, Harry, Lily and India. Monsignor Kiely told the congregation Leishman was “so proud” of his three beautiful children and noted that he was was the third prominent broadcaster the nation had farewelled in recent weeks. Broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes died on February 1 and radio host Kevin Black on February 18. “He was very clear in the past few weeks of how he wanted to be remembered,” Monsignor Kiely said. Leishman’s brother Mark, also a television presenter and producer, told the congregation “he did it his way”, referencing the Frank Sinatra song played to his brother just before he died. Leishman slipped into a coma on Sunday and died at his St Heliers home early on Tuesday. He died a year and a day after the diagnosis of a brain tumour. He had surgery last year but

the cancer had returned. “For the first time in his life he was average,” Mark Leishman said. He told the congregation about growing up with his brother in Timaru, where their broadcasting careers were ignited by the family’s love of the radio. “Thank you for being larger than life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to stick out my chest and say, ‘I’m Phillip Leishman’s brother’,” Mark said. Phillip’s older brother David spoke of Phillip’s “stellar broadcasting career” and said what a “genuine good guy” he was. “One of his proudest moments was not when he received his Order of Merit but when Harry enrolled in university.” Leishman was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to broadcasting and the community in 2011. David Leishman ended his eulogy with a Dr Seuss quote: “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -APNZ

By Sue Newman

Improving safety for people using Somerset Lane is a number one priority for the Ashburton Trust. Last week the trust called a meeting for business owners whose premises back onto the lane and it outlined its plans to make the lane not only safer for night-time patrons but also more attractive for day-time users too. The trust has been looking at upgrading the area surrounding its nightclub The Shed, for some time, with executive secretary Carol McAtamney saying it wanted to involve all businesses in the area to to see whether the upgrade could be more widespread. The changes will mainly involve increased lighting to avoid any dark areas at night and a general spruce-up to make the lane more user friendly, she said. “We’re the main stakeholders, but we can all work together on this on security, cameras and lighting, but it’s up to the trust

to come up with a plan for our area.” Because the trust was looking to undertake upgrading work on its own area, Ms McAtamney said this provided a good opportunity to look at security issues over the full length of Somerset Lane and at the area running beside The Shed and through to the MSA. “We don’t want this to go off half-done, it needs to be done properly and it seems there’s a real willingness to work towards improving this area.” The Ashburton District Council is also on board, with district licensing inspector Alison Batchel or making a presentation on crime prevention through design. Through its town centre redevelopment plans, the council already has concept plans that would turn the various lanes that run behind buildings in the inner town into attractive business spaces. The trust will now come up with a concept plan for upgrading work and this will be taken to another meeting of businesses in the area.

Tinwald swimmers get shade treatment By Gabrielle Stuart Local businesses have come together to provide extra shade from the sun at the Tinwald pool this year, erecting five picnic tables and sun umbrellas for lounging by the poolside. More than 5000 people had visited the pool since the beginning of the year, and the trees and shade sails were no longer providing enough shade for everyone at the pool. Local radio host Phill Hooper coordinated local businesses to fund the tables, after visiting the pool several weeks ago. “I visited the pool with the kids and it was a real hot afternoon. All the shady spots were packed so we ended up sitting with the sun beating down on us. I got home and wrote a post on Facebook about it, and it all blew up from there. “I just thought, ‘right, let’s do something about this’. It makes a good facility better, as far as I’m concerned.” The tables were transported and sponsored by Wilson Bulk Transport. General manager Jonathan Ward said that although he had no intention of cooling off in the pool himself, he was fully behind the project. “It’s a community thing. They were needed and it’s good to see it happen.”

Phill Hooper sets up the tables and shade umbrellas he organised for the Tinwald pool.

Fined over bird nests By Melissa Hills March 1 - A woman has been fined $2750 after trying to bring packets of bird nest into New Zealand. Cher Shar Wong, 62, a retired New Zealand citizen who lives here and in Taiwan, was arrested at Auckland International Airport on Wednesday and charged with trying to bring in the goods three years earlier. She was charged under the Biosecurity Act 1993 with two counts of knowingly making false and misleading statements to an inspector and knowingly attempting to possess unauthorised goods under the Crimes Act. The Ministry for Primary industries said that in February 2010, she tried to bring in four packets of bird

nest by claiming it was sea weed. Wong was convicted in Manukau District Court on Wednesday and fined $2750, MPI said in a statement. The sentencing judge said said aggravating factors were the high biosecurity risk posed by the bird nests and that Wong clearly knew she wasn’t allowed to bring the nests into the country. Wong had previously been accredited by the former Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to work as a transitional facility operator. Such operators receive training in how to identify biosecurity risks. MPI spokesman Greg Keys said: “This is someone who understood our biosecurity system and knew the biosecurity risks of what she was doing.” - APNZ

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Feature Some Ashburton business owners are feeling unsafe after targeted attacks on their businesses late at night. Window bars and other security measures are being seriously considered, but is Ashburton really getting that bad after hours? Reporter SAM MORTON took to the streets to find out.


Patrolling Ashburton with security firm “

Oi you wannabe cop, what you gonna do, citizen arrest me?” A couple of men in their early 20s on Saturday night yell those words at two men who happened to be keeping the place safe, patrolling the Ashburton area from 6pm to 6am, wearing stabproof vests and driving a security- marked car. Dean and Reuben, of Talbot Security Group (TSG), have heard it all – but to them the abuse is just drunken words with no meaning. A common perception that Ashburton is becoming a dangerous place with burglaries on the up and assault cases climbing, will take some serious convincing to prove. On Saturday night, I took the opportunity to see for myself and hit the streets with TSG. The night proved to be quiet, certainly not a typical weekend, according to them. Driving a standard loop of the patrol area several times, driving through the CBD, patrolling the domain, spotlighting commercial buildings and carrying out foot patrols to enforce the Ashburton District Council’s liquor ban was how we filled in the night. It seemed strange to be continuously going back on ourselves every 20 minutes or so, but the reality was – that’s security at its most effective. High visibility and constant disruption to an area, ensuring opportunist thieves know their presence. It’s this type of security that has captured numerous thieves in action at various Ashburton businesses over the years. Dean knows they have no authority to physically handle someone, but he also has a thorough understanding of the laws and therefore has the ability to detain an offender, until police arrive. Some people show no respect, knowing Dean and Reuben aren’t police officers, but as the saying goes in the military: “You respect

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Talbot Security Group doing its bit to keep Ashburton safe at night.

the man in the uniform, not the uniform itself.” “I bet if we had police officer uniforms on, we would get respect in an instant,” Dean said. “But we don’t want to be police ... that’s not why we do this. Reuben was a military police officer for 14 years, so he’s done his bit and I’ve done mine. “We know that we can make more of a difference doing what we do by ourselves, than if we joined the police force – I go home every morning knowing my actions and my business has made a difference to Ashburton, whether people see it that way or not,” he said. Other deterrent methods are also in place at night, mostly on the weekends. Community safety ambassadors employed by the Ashburton District Council appear to wear bright-coloured vests and simply monitor situations from an unmarked car, rather than intervene if required and in most cases enlist professional help. Likewise for the Town Watch (although they are marked), but in all cases Ashburton should

take faith that these two services are yet more eyes and more ears on red alert. Interestingly, Dean and Reuben have extensive self-defence and close quarter combat training, but the most effective tactic they use is their voice and conflict resolution skills. In fact, a few months ago a group of three men were fighting on East Street, doing some serious damage to each other. Reuben stepped out and shouted at the group to stop and continued to control the situation. The men immediately stopped and walked away. It’s small cases like this that appear to making the big difference, with statistics indicating a significant reduction in crime throughout the Ashburton area. “Our stats prove our service works. “If I take the cars off the road for a week, we’ll soon see the number of incidents spike around town. “I’m not saying we’re super heroes, but we know that by us being out, our vehicles deter opportunists and offenders from

doing anything stupid and we know they work,” Dean said. Between them, Dean and Reuben have more than two decades of military experience, having served in high profile conflict scenes overseas. Naturally, dealing with drunk revellers and abusive night clubbers in Ashburton is comparatively a walk in the park and the constant abuse and threats continue to go in one ear and out the other. However, in some of the most serious cases, when things go pear shaped, the team know they have police back-up – which they rarely need to call for. It’s a thankless job, but a job they both take pride in, knowing they are making a difference. Nobody really knows who they are or what they have achieved previously in the NZ Defence Force, yet with a gut full of alcohol and new-found confidence, revellers feel fit to hurl abuse and in some cases, other items, at them. “They yell out fake cop this, fake cop that – but what really frustrates us is that none of these

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people actually realise who we are or what we have done previously,” Reuben said. “I’m sure come Anzac Day, I’ll be the one with the gongs hanging from my chests and not them. But, these people wouldn’t even spare a thought for that, no – to them, we’re just bad people.” In the past few years, TSG’s in-house statistics have shown a rapid reduction in the number of liquor ban warnings/fines, a decline in fighting cases and a decrease in suspicious activity. * It’s 2.10am. The hours continue to tick by and the drinks continue to sink. Soon Dean and Reuben know the streets will be full of intoxicated people – at least some of them likely to push the boundaries and cause trouble for local businesses and police. Some people hunt for fights, others just want to get home safely and sleep off their hangover. It’s already been a big night for some, but for Dean and Reuben this is where the work really begins. “The difference in attitude is phenomenal when they have alcohol in them,” Dean said. “We will see someone early in the night about 11pm and then just a few hours later, you would think they’re a completely different person ... the change is incredible to see.” As it turns out the night proves to be quiet ... not much is happening. A random foot patrol of Baring Square uncovers multiple boxes of beer and sugar-mixed spirits thrown in bushes, often stashed away until the licensed outlets close. Over the street, a teenager is seen staggering and clutching a can of bourbon on the corner of East Street and Havelock Street. Dean drives up to the site, Reuben gets out and questions the dude who refuses to tip out his drink.

The boy scarpers from the scene and they catch up with the offender in the Triangle on Victoria Street. “Hey Braden, what are you up to,” Reuben says. He gets aggressive and threatens to throw a road cone at Dean’s face. His mates calm him down and grabs the attention of the teenager. Clearly, these security staff know who this offender is. As it turns out, he is a repeat nuisance in Ashburton. Braden managed to scarper, but the job was done anyway – a liquor ban infringement notice will be sent to his door. Other people stopped carrying alcohol were understanding and immediately complied, tipping their booze out on request and going on to enjoy the rest of their night. * Back over to the CBD. It’s now 3am and people start to pile out on to Burnett Street, dispersing across town as they go. Most head to McDonalds for an early morning feed, but others jump in taxis and head home.

Then there are the plain idiots, who appear to push the law to dangerous limits and put others at risk. A dark car is seen swerving from one side of the road to the other on Cass Street, with no lights on. We tailgate the vehicle, phone the police and follow the car to its destination. The police arrive but a later check reveals the driver passed the breath test, much to the surprise of Reuben and Dean. Despite the result, they suggest the driver switched seats in a bid to outsmart the police and it’s this sort of attitude that causes continual headaches for authorities. But that’s difficult to prove. Dean and Reuben may not have any special powers or authority, other than to enforce liquor bans – but their presence and high level of observation is clearly helping to keep Ashburton safe. They have limited powers under the Crimes by Night Act, but it’s clear their main priority is to look after their clients’ property and to diffuse situations efficiently, when required. Anecdotally, many businesses in the town do not have effective security

measures in place, which Dean describes as “just asking for trouble”. Some business owners have expressed interest in installing window bars to ramp up their security, but Reuben, who spent more than 10 years in the Royal Air Force, says although they are a good option, they are not the answer to prevent crime. “Let’s be honest, all they serve as is an obstacle,” he said. “You will generally find an offender will still do what they came here to do, but the bars will simply just slow them down. “It’s one good measure to have in place, but having that initial alarm activation system, backed up by a reputable response security group – that’s what businesses need,” he said. * Seven hours on the beat, half a dozen liquor ban warnings and only one mishap with just one offender running away. It takes a brave person to call these lads plastic policemen.


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Comment OUR VIEW

Declining crime rates great news Coen Lammers editor


he front page lead in Friday’s Guardian would have been welcome news for Ashburton citizens. On the back of a horrific murder in December and a spate of brazen robberies on local businesses, several voices in the retail community suggested the town was getting increasingly unsafe. After spending a night shift with local security firm TSG, the Guardian witnessed first-hand what police and security firms are dealing with. From our own observations and statistics from the security firm and the police, it is clear that the perception may be a lot worse than the reality. Like every town and city in New Zealand, Ashburton has its fair share of drunken idiots, opportunistic criminals, violent thugs and small-time drug dealers, but the district is far from under siege from society’s underbelly. Bad things do happen in Bad things big and small communities, but do happen in Mid Canterbury big and small has not changed drastically from communities, the safe haven older generations but Mid remember. Canterbury has You might be foolhardy to not changed keep your doors drastically unlocked, but if you happen from the safe to forget to lock haven older the doors of your house or generations car, chances are you will still find remember them untouched when you return. The police, the safety ambassadors and the private security firms appear to be doing a decent job at keeping the low-lifes and anti-social mob under control. Ashburton has had an outside reputation of being a violent town on the back of regular street fights 10 to 20 years ago, mostly among drunken locals, but that seems to be changing. The data provided by TSG showed that fights they attended to had decreased from 232 in 2010 to 146 a year later and 42 for the first six months of 2012. The same downward trend is visible in disorderly behaviour, burglaries, property damage and assaults, which must give all citizens some hope for the future of themselves and their children. Compared to many other regions, Mid Canterbury has the major advantage that most people remain well-connected and that its residents still care and look out for each other. As long as the district keeps growing, bad elements are likely to be attracted to town, but with the assistance of the community, police and private firms feel confident they can keep a lid on them.

Hospital’s future in our hands T

he future of Ashburton Hospital is still in doubt. Both sides of the political fray weighed in this week. Now, regardless of whether one side is right and one is wrong, the truth probably lies somewhere in between. It’s quite possible that the people of Ashburton won’t have a clearer idea of the outcome until campaigning is well under way for the next election. I have had close relationship with the hospital since my early childhood. The first I recall was after I tripped and bit a hole in my tongue. Three stitches, and I’ve still got a scar which I still occasionally poke out for display. There was the obligatory tonsilremoving exercise when I was about five. I was promised ice-cream and jelly afterwards, but didn’t get it.


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Later there was three months in traction after being hit by a car which broke my femur. Last year, one of the staff surgeons took a skin cancer off my cheek, and skilfully manipulated the scar so it was hidden by the wrinkles. Nothing life threatening, but for the long stay, there was the comfort of a small child knowing she was close enough to home for her parents to visit daily. Before I came back to Ashburton I lived for about 10 years on the Kapiti coast North of Wellington. Kapiti doesn’t have a general hospital as such, although the population is probably slightly greater than that of Mid Canterbury. It takes roughly the same driving time as from here to

Christchurch, and double that if you are dependent on public transport. Not long ago a woman I knew of was taken to Wellington Hospital by ambulance late one night. A friend followed by car, was told the woman had to be admitted overnight, and he should leave. It was also advised the woman’s purse and money should be taken home for security reasons. In the early hours of the morning, the woman was told she was ready to leave, and to ring someone to come and get her. She couldn’t raise anyone. It was mid-winter, dark and cold. Hospital staff said she couldn’t stay any longer. So she set off in her dressing gown. Fortunately for her, an early opening café had just turned on its lights. She went in and explained her predicament. Not only did the café owner immediately make her tea and toast, knowing she had no money to pay, but he also gave her the morning newspaper, and allowed her to use the phone (a toll call) until she managed to raise someone. Do we want that sort of thing to happen here? Now’s not the time to listen to political posturing from any party. It’s the time to clearly tell all the parties and all the potential candidates what Ashburton people want. If we don’t, then the outcome may well be out of our hands.

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Weekend 200

- Thursday night’s thrashing of Adelaide marked Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis’ 250th game in charge of the club, as well as Mika Vukona’s 200th outing in a Breakers singlet. Vukona now sits third on the all time appearance list, trailing only Paul Henare (250) and Dillon Boucher (212).


- With two goals in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in six straight meetings between the two titans of Spanish football. The derby, known as ‘El Clasico’, is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in world football.



- As for one of the fiercest rivalries in New Zealand rugby, heading into last night’s match the Crusaders had won 12 of 21 encounters against the Blues. The Crusaders had 10 past or present All Blacks in their starting lineup compared to the Blues’ four.



Middleweight boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was yesterday suspended for nine months and fined US$900,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after testing positive for marijuana in his unanimous decision defeat to Sergio Martinez last September in Las Vegas.


- After winning only five of 22 games this season, Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert resigned on Tuesday. Assistant coach Chris Greenacre took charge for Wednesday’s match against Newcastle - the first in Phoenix history without Herbert at the helm - but could not halt the slide, losing 2-1.

from beyond the arc, Curry became the first player in NBA history to score at least 50 points with 10 triples.


- At least 28 fans were injured when debris flew into the stands following a crash in the Nationwide Series race at the Daytona Speedway in Florida last weekend. Several spectators have retained a lawyer over the incident, but the fine print on their tickets should preclude any successful legal action.


- Black Caps bowler Tim Southee’s first oneday half-century for Northern Districts was enough to help the Knights to a three-wicket win Golden State over Auckland Warriors on Thursday. guard Steph Southee was Curry part of a record dropped 54 eight-wicket points on stand with the New Graeme Aldridge, York Knicks with the pair plunat Madison dering 93 off 68 Square balls to earn the vicGarden tory. yesterday but could not prevent - The New Zealand his side from losing. women’s hockey By shooting 11-13 side this week won

just their third game against Argentina from 21 meetings in the last decade, defeating the South Americans 4-1 on their own soil. With two meritorious draws also secured, the fivematch series is level heading into today’s decider.


- Nine hours under the needle proved too much for Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, with the Venezuelan sitting out a spring training game due to sensitivity in his left arm. Andrus, who had the likeness of his late father etched onto his arm, said afterwards the tattoo would be his last.  - APNZ



Vettori ready for action By David Leggat Daniel Vettori has put a circle around the date March 17. That’s when, all going well, he will mark out his bowling runup for Northern Districts in their Ford Trophy game against Auckland at Eden Park, ending a layoff that dates back to the world T20 in Sri Lanka in September. New Zealand’s premier spinner had his first run on Thursday as he recovers fitness after a lengthy layoff recuperating from significant problems in his left Achilles. His time out, which has cost him tours to India, Sri Lanka and South Africa, has heightened his determination to play for New Zealand again. Touch wood, he’s eyeing the tour to England in May. He is even talking of the World Cup, to be hosted by New Zealand and Australia in early 2015 as a target, but there are many balls to be bowled

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before then. “Absolutely it has,” Vettori said yesterday of the fresh perspective the injury has brought. “It has fuelled the desire to get back out there. I could come back and the Achilles might not respond, but it’s a case of trying to get back and play now.” Vettori, whose 359 wickets in 111 tests make him New Zealand’s second most successful test bowler behind Sir Richard Hadlee, and among the best allrounders of recent years, has always been coy on his future intentions. He is wary getting too far ahead of himself. But the tour to England, and possibly the World Cup, offer incentives for the former captain. “It’s easy to talk up when you’re going to play but you’ve got to perform to get in the team. “It (the injury) has responded well so far. The real test is how it shapes up over the next week or so.” The injury first hit Vettori in January last year. He played through it for a time, before it packed in at the world T20. At

which point he was “sick of hobbling around”. He had close on two months off trying to build up for the HRV Cup and Australia’s Big Bash League, where he has a contract with the Brisbane Heat. When he started running again the injury didn’t respond. A visit to a Melbourne specialist resulted in a three-month rehabilitation plan, which is up around now. Hence March 17. There’s no question Vettori, 34, has been missed. His test wicket-taking productivity has been lower than in his earlier years. However the absence of his bowling nous and ability to restrict runs, coupled with being among the most resourceful lowermiddle order batsmen in the game, has demonstrated how much New Zealand have needed him. A chance opened for Wellington offspinner Jeetan Patel to be top dog, but he’s failed to take the opportunity. Auckland’s left armer Bruce Martin may ultimately make his debut at Dunedin next week.  - APNZ

“Ben Barba is ill. He needs some help. I don’t know when he will come back to playing footy - it could be six weeks, it could be six months.” - Canterbury chief executive TODD GREENBERG on the club’s indefinite suspension of their NRL superstar. # # # # “I’m incredibly sad to be stepping aside as I’ve been so blessed with what’s happened to me over the past few years.” - BARBA on his personal battles and breach of the Bulldogs’ code of conduct. # # # # “Ben remains a key part of our promotion, and so he should be. It’s why we are also lending a hand to Benji during a difficult time for him and his family,” - new NRL boss DAVE SMITH’s embarrassing gaffe at the season launch, mixing up Ben Barba with Benji Marshall. # # # # “It’s a little disappointing really because I’d love to come into this sport as an unknown, nobody really knowing what I’ve done,” - Two-time MotoGP world champion CASEY STONER on hype and expectations for his V8 Supercars debut. # # # # “He’s got to stay positive. He got a couple of really big wickets for us. He bowled really well in patches.” Aussie captain MICHAEL CLARKE on spinner NATHAN LYON who took 3-215 and 1-29 in the eight-wicket loss to India in the first Test. # # # # “The look in their eyes - they want more.” - Western Sydney Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC on his A-League newcomers team as they prepare to battle Central Coast Mariners for top spot on the ladder. # # # # “They (the Wanderers) have had six days to maybe build up the pressure and we’ve got one.” - Mariners coach GRAHAM ARNOLD puts a positive spin on having to play a midweek Asian Champions League game before the top-of-the-ladder A-League clash. # # # # “Drivers - and Danica - start your engines!” - A not-so-PC direction from grand marshall JAMES FRANCO as Danica Patrick became the first woman driver to start from pole position in the Daytona 500.  - AAP

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Athletes set sights on Aorakis

Sam Whitelock (left) and Andy Ellis, for the Crusaders, try to stop a rampaging Charles Piutu.

Crusaders shaken up By Wynne Gray

The Blues passed a heavyweight exam last night as they soaked up all the competition benchmark Crusaders could throw at them then surged to an exhilarating victory. They might have got a break with the Crusaders first round bye, as while there were glimpses of the visitors’ quality they were not as sharp as they wanted. Nine minutes from the finish they were denied a try because the television match official ruled Israel Dagg had had several dabs at the line. As the controversy continued, replacement Blues five eighths Baden Kerr chipped the Crusaders line, George Moala retrieved and hammered 65 metres to the tryline. Energy and commitment were the Blues’ keys in their 34-15 victory and the five tries to none margin a massive statement about their potential. It has been a great start to the series for the Blues as a 31,014 crowd watched them open up and dominate much of the first half. They held their possession and made headway with a variety of plays. In the backs they had Charles Piutau running it back from fullback, Rene Ranger charging through midfield or Chris Noakes

mixing up his kick, run, pass strategies with decent effect. Up front Luke Braid was everywhere, Charlie Faumuina rumbled big time and Tom McCartney held his scrum and then worked like a devil around the ark. The weight of possession told as the Blues ran in three tries before te interval, two to Frank Halai to go with the brace he had last week and another to Steven Luatua. Where skittery and uncertain were Blues traits last season, they began their first match on Eden Park with enough initial purpose and varied accuracy to suggest better prospects ahead. Where they might have been tempted to throw 50-50 balls they were prepared to take play through one more phase. They found some cracks too in the Crusaders defence. They prised them open down the middle and pulled enough defenders into close contact to send the ball to the flanks where the opening half tries were scored. Piri Weepu lobbed a wide pass to Luatua for the first, sensible passing to the flank gave Halai his first and then a deft lob punt from Noakes gave the wing his second. Just once the Crusaders threatened the Blues line and that was in the shadow of halftime. Instead they relied on Daniel Carter to

convert all four penalty attempts as they clung to an eight-point deficit at the interval. It was not an insurmountable lead especially for a team with the Crusaders pedigree. Yet they had looked a shade uncertain, just a half a step behind the vibrant style the Blues had produced. Somehow they needed to find a resurgence and grab some possession to reignite those hopes. They began with another Carter penalty as he third quarter developed into a rugged dogfight. Blues left wing Moala surged close but was repelled, Weepu missed another penalty and those chances looked as if they would be costly. However, the Blues were not done. They kept raiding, working hard at the breakdown and making their tackles . Openside flanker Luke Braid was being ferried to and from the sidelines for medical assessments on a possible concussion then a range of wounds. He kept coming back to the action and as the Blues battered once more at the tryline and Faumuina came up a grassblade short, Braid pounced and planted the ball for the try. Blues 34 (Steven Luatua, Frank Halai 2, Luke Braid, George Moala tries; Piri Weepu, con, pen, Chris Noakes 2 con) Crusaders 15 (Daniel Carter 5 pen).

Tameifuna’s time will come By Patrick McKendry Benched two weeks in a row by the Chiefs and with weight and discipline issues last year, have we already seen the best of Ben Tameifuna? Not according to Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, who said the 21-year-old tighthead prop was in better shape than at this time last year when he helped his side out of a hole and quickly gained the attention of the All Blacks selectors. Tameifuna was selected in the All Blacks training squad for the three Ireland tests last year and although he didn’t play he was clearly on the radar

and thought to be capable of switching to hooker - another string for his considerable bow. Listed as 137kg, Tameifuna was nearer 150kg when he returned to his Hawkes Bay provincial team and such was his lack of condition that the Magpies refused to pick him. It was a big comedown for the youngster who shot to prominence after helping the Chiefs to their maiden Super Rugby title. Tameifuna was also sentenced to 50 hours community service and faced a New Zealand Rugby Union misconduct charge after being found guilty of two counts of driving while disqualified. However, after Chiefs forwards coach Tom Coventry

took Tameifuna under his wing, and following an operation on his nose late last year, Rennie said Tameifuna was back better than ever. “There’s no doubt that he’s in better nick this year,” Rennie said. “He had an operation on his nose and then got an infection in there which meant he couldn’t work for three weeks. That set him back a little bit. He’s been back in training for a couple of months since then and he’s going well. “Obviously Ben Afeaki started ahead of him last week and he was on fire. He had a fantastic game last week but Tame’s time will come.” Rennie played down Hawkes

Bay’s decision not to pick Tameifuna, saying: “They weren’t happy with the way he went down there but he was superb for us up here. Straight after the NPC we got him up here and got him training hard and I guess [he had] less distractions up this way. He was in really good nick prior to his operation. As I said, he’s made some shifts and we’re very happy with him.” The Chiefs’ propping stocks are considerably stronger than at the same stage last year. In round one last season they lost Afeaki and Toby Smith to longterm injuries. A couple of weeks later Shane Cleaver was gone with a serious concussion.

Following the finals day on Thursday, around 70 athletes will represent Ashburton College at the Aoraki Secondary Schools Championships in Timaru on March 13. The finals day also had Nick Ralston crowned senior boys’ champion with a three-way tie for second between Romeo Touli, Thomas Greer and discus record breaker Toafa Touli. Senior girls’ champion Emma Waite took out the 100m, triple jump, long jump and high jump, with Savanna Ornsby runner-up. Kieran Hunt won the 100m, 200m, long jump and triple jump to be the under 16 boys’ champion ahead of Edze Bierema, winner of the 400m, 800m and 1500m, while the girls’ under 16 champion was Naomi Cone with Kodie Vincent runner-up. Matthew Bowers won the 200m, 800m and triple jump to be the boys’ under 15 champion ahead of Kerry Claydon-Wade with Hannah Roulston the girls’ champion despite Mikhayla Stroganov winning the 400m, 800m and long jump. The junior boys champion title was shared by Ben Kiria and Alin Onicas, who broke one record and equalled another, and Libby Ross won the 400m, 800m and 1500m to be the girls’ champion. Green house finished on top with 179 ahead of Blue on 167 with Orange 162 and Red 114.

• Ironmen in action Three Ashburton athletes will contest the ironman New Zealand in Taupo today. Barry Pascoe, 36, Grant Hastie, 52, and first timer John-Henry MacDonald, 40, line up in New Zealand’s biggest annual international one-day sporting event, which has attracted more than 1500 entrants from a record 53 countries including a record 917 from New Zealand. The first year in 1985 attracted 157 starters with just 68 from New Zealand.

• Pearce off pace Ashburton’s Daniel Pearce fell down the ladder with a one over 76 in the second round of the New Zealand PGA championship yesterday at the Hills in Queenstown. The newly turned professional carded a two under 70 in the opening round but fell off the pace with a two over second round. New Zealand’s Michael Hendry is tied for the lead with Australians Aaron Townsend and Scott Strange on a combined total of 137 after two rounds.

• Warning after death A New Zealand Rugby League official says more mental health support needs to be offered to elite athletes following the death of promising young Kiwi prop Mosese Fotuaika. The 20-yearold rising star, who was to make his NRL debut with the Wests Tigers this year, was found dead at his Sydney townhouse on Thursday night. Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious and support has been offered to his family, friends and team mates on both sides of the Tasman. NRL clubs and players have offered their condolences for Fotuaika’s family.  - APNZ


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Bumpy ride no worry for NRL By Steve Jancetic

Benji Marshall will be keen to make a statement for the Kiwis.

Its brightest star has been dimmed and the cloud of a potential drugs scandal still hovers, but the good ship NRL remains firmly on course as it sets sail into a bold new world. With the ARL Commission entrenched and its new chief Dave Smith now on board, the NRL enters the 2013 season with confidence to target a lofty goal becoming the No.1 football code in the country. The AFL’s grip on that title - with its wider representation across the country - seems secure. But armed with pocketfuls of cash thanks to a new television rights deal and a plethora of high profile business people on board, the NRL has high hopes. Club memberships have doubled since 2008 and more fans (3,151,660) went to games than ever before in 2012. “Rugby league is on the verge of something special, a time of growth and a time of growing confidence,” Smith said. “We have to look at new ways of doing things. We need to be looking for opportunities - not looking over our shoulder. “This is a time to think about where we want rugby league to be and about how we want rugby league to be seen. “We have the best athletes, the best coaches, the greatest army of volunteers and the most diverse and passionate fans in the nation.” That did not prevent rugby league’s almost traditional pre-season bout of controversy, this time in the form of

the Australian Crime Commission report into sports doping and potential crime links which focused on the NRL and AFL. But, with suspects and names thin on the ground as the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigates, concern seems to have waned, at least for the time being. It has turned instead to the sad plight of the game’s most exciting player, 2012 Dally M medal winner Ben Barba, who is suspended indefinitely by his club Canterbury as he battles personal demons. Due to officially launch the NRL season against a backdrop of his dazzling 2012 feats, the brilliant fullback had to be replaced and will be missing with not even a likely date for a return as the season kicks off. But rugby league has always been a game that seems to thrive in rough waters. Like the time back in 2008 when it went to court as one of its biggest names fled the code and the country in a shroud of secrecy. Back then Sonny Bill Williams was the dirtiest name in rugby league. But five years on he is the key figure in one of the most hyped season openers in years, with his Sydney Roosters to host archrivals South Sydney at what’s expected to be a sold out Allianz Stadium. Imagine if the NRL had okayed Israel Folau’s return as well. Williams’ prodigal son routine along with the recruitment of Michael Jennings and James Maloney has given the Roosters faithful the hope that a premiership may be imminent, while the

Rabbitohs - powered by a rampant Greg Inglis - are coming off their best season in 25 years. With superstar Barba out of the picture and prop James Graham sidelined through to round 10 for biting Billy Slater’s ear in last year’s grand final, Canterbury coach Des Hasler faces arguably his greatest challenge in attempting to return to the NRL’s biggest day. Certainly their victorious opponents that day appear on track for another run at the title, the retention of coach Craig Bellamy aiding Melbourne’s bid to become the first premiers to go back to back since Brisbane in 1992-93. What of the other challengers? Few can be written off, for few professional sporting competitions around the world can match the NRL for evenness of competition. Consider that over the past four seasons all 16 clubs have made the finals. Thirteen of the 16 teams have contested the grand final since the NRL began in 1998. There have been nine different premiers and eight different runners-up since 1998. And every club has missed the finals since the inception of the NRL. Clubs, like the NRL, have a habit of bouncing back quickly from adversity. It’s why few doubt Barba’s ability to again return to thrill crowds. In a true sliding doors moment, Barba debuted for the Bulldogs the very week Williams became the game’s biggest villain. Now Williams returns to usher in a season worth waiting for. - AAP

Kiwis keen on the SBW and Benji show Johnson in good space, despite injury By Michael Brown The Kiwis expect to see two of the most exciting league players reunited in black and white for this year’s World Cup and both will have plenty to prove for different reasons. Sonny Bill Williams makes his eagerly-anticipated return to the NRL with the Sydney Roosters although exactly when he plays is in question given his contract is still not registered with the NRL - and there’s an expectation he will make a huge impact on the game he walked out on five years ago. Benji Marshall will be keen to make a statement of a different kind following his axing as Kiwis skipper. He is hurting after losing the captaincy but coach Stephen Kearney hopes his playmaker responds by recapturing the sort of form that won him the world’s best player award in 2010. The NZRL are confident Williams will play for the Kiwis again, even though he is being courted by Samoa to play at the World Cup. Former Kiwis and Samoa centre Nigel Vagana is helping to assemble Samoa’s squad and reportedly has Williams, Kiwis second rower Frank Pritchard and former Kiwis props Roy Asotasi and Jeff Lima on his radar. “If the cards - or the coconuts - fall our way, we could potentially have the greatest Samoan team ever,” Vagana told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph this week. New Zealand Rugby League high performance manager Tony Kemp said it was a smoke screen and Kiwis fans had nothing to worry about. “It’s World Cup year,” Kemp said. “The Cook Islands, Tonga and Samoa want the strongest team possible. “If you look through our team, we have a raft of Polynesian players so their heritage is being chal-

lenged but, as far as we are concerned, these guys want to play for New Zealand. They are current New Zealanders. They are on the radar. “We promote our New Zealand players who don’t make the Kiwis to play for those countries - we think it’s great if they go to the World Cup - but I can guarantee if Sonny Bill wants to play in the World Cup then we want him.” Kearney has spoken to Williams about his availability but the former All Black and part-time boxer wants to see how he goes on the pitch before committing to anything. “Sonny Bill hasn’t played a game in five years so let’s watch this space,” Kemp said. “We have been respectful that he just wants to get out there and play. I have no doubt he’s going to be a hit but let’s just bide our time.” It’s difficult to see Williams play for any other side than the Kiwis because he wants to add the rugby league World Cup to the rugby World Cup he won with the All Blacks in 2011 and the WBA International Heavyweight belt he currently owns and his best chance is with New Zealand. He has a stated ambition of being regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen on the planet and success is a pre-requisite for that. Marshall was instrumental in the Kiwis’ World Cup triumph in 2008 but has been erratic over the past couple of seasons and Kearney hopes stripping the captaincy from him and handing it to Simon Mannering will free him up to play to a level he’s capable. “He understands it’s a decision I have made with the team’s best interests at heart,” Kearney said. “In terms of his disappointment, he’s not going to hide that but he’s a big lad. He’s overcome hurdles before. His focus now is on performing and doing well so we can retain the World Cup.”  - APNZ

Ben Barba is suspended while he sorts his problems out, but there’s still plenty of NRL action.

By Michael Brown

Shaun Johnson may not be seen on the field for a while yet in 2013.

This season was looming as Shaun Johnson’s chance to really stamp his mark on the Warriors but that has been delayed by a troublesome elbow injury and the halfback doesn’t know when he will be back on the field. Johnson hyper-extended his right elbow in the 16-10 win over Brisbane in Dunedin last weekend and initial estimates suggest he would be out of the game for up to a month. He didn’t take part in training this week but hoped he might be involved next week. The club haven’t ruled him out of playing in the season opener against Parramatta in Sydney next weekend but he seems little more than an outside chance. “I’m taking it day-by-day at the moment,” said Johnson, who is sporting a big compression bandage on his arm. “I have been told three to four weeks and I’m just sticking with that at the moment. It feels alright but I have never had an injury like this. I’m just listening to what [the medical team] say and trying to do everything I can to get it going along a bit quicker.” The Warriors are a better side with the 22-yearold on the park. His form dipped towards the end of last season but he wasn’t alone as the Warriors slumped to a club-record eight-match NRL losing run - which they will hope to snap against the Eels. Coach Matt Elliott has options in the halves if Johnson is ruled out, with youngster Harry Siejka, utility Pita Godinet and Feleti Mateo the main contenders to play alongside five-eighth Thomas Leuluai. But Johnson’s combination with Leuluai will be critical if the Warriors are to be successful

following the departure of James Maloney to the Roosters. “I was in a pretty good space [before the injury], I thought,” said Johnson, who played in last month’s All Stars game. “This is only a minor setback and you’re going to get those throughout the year. Hopefully I will get this one out the way nice and early so there won’t be too many more. “I feel pretty good about the training I have been doing and where the team is at after last weekend. We played really well and really turned up for each other on Saturday night. “This season for me was about just trying to do the basics really well. Defence is a big thing for me so just tackle really hard. Get in. Make an effort. Turn up when I have to turn up. The Warriors didn’t do a lot of that last season but there is cautious optimism they will turn around a dreadful 2012 when they finished 14th on the table with only eight wins in 24 games. What made it difficult to take for fans was the fact it came a year after their grand final appearance. Johnson played a significant hand in getting the club there in 2011 after making his NRL debut midway through the year and played a starring role against Manly in the grand final in setting up two tries as they threatened a late comeback. He’s not, however, the rookie any more and that presents its challenges. “I’m not the new kid on the block any more but I still have that sense of wanting to prove myself and play good footy,” he said. “I missed that at the back end of last season so it would be good to get back in the rhythm of things and enjoy winning games again.” His elbow will have a say when that might be.  - APNZ



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College rowers raring to go By Jonathan Leask Ashburton College rowers take a step up in intensity today in the South Island Secondary School Championships at Lake Ruataniwha. Ashburton College rowing coach Steve Beveridge was in Twizel yesterday morning to spend the day checking over the boats in preparation for this morning’s 7.30am start, and is raring to go. “It will be interesting to see how we go after a strong showing at the Canterbury championships at Lake Hood,” Beveridge said yesterday. “I think they realise the emphasis on how they are approaching each race and it won’t be a walk in the park. The competition is going to be a lot tougher.” The South Islands is the stepping stone to the Maadi Cup, the national championships, but the focus is on performing this weekend.

“The focus is on this weekend and we’ll worry about the Maadi from Monday. “Step one is performing in the heats and making the A finals and then aiming up a top three finish on Sunday.” Last season’s top performer Kate Hayman is again producing impressive performances in the under 17 single and resumed the successful partnership with Georgia Lysaght in the under 17 double. Matt Beveridge is also coming on in the under 16 singles, performing well with Matthew Rae in the under 16 double and started strongly in the lightweight double with Adam Hodge. “It is by no means a new combination as Matt and Adam rowed together at times last year but only got together this year before the Canterbury champs and won the gold. “I hate to make too many predictions but it is a regatta we have performed well at in recent times and been able to medal, so hopefully we can keep that going.”

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Kate Hayman checks her boat’s gear before a training run prior to the championships at Lake Ruataniwha.

Breakers facing turf war Forget about 13 wins in a row - the Breakers might need to extend their streak to a sweet 16 to seal a third straight minor premiership. Thursday’s thrashing of the Adelaide 36ers prolonged the defending champions’ club-record unbeaten run but, despite all the victories, the Breakers have been unable to shake those pesky Perth Wildcats. Barring a monumental upset in this bottom-heavy league, the Breakers will renew hostilities against Perth in the Australian NBL grand final series in April. What remains uncertain, though, is which club will earn home court advantage for the three-game decider, something that could prove pivotal in separating the great rivals. Last year’s grand final series between the Breakers and Perth saw all three games won by the home team and, with both sides having dropped only one game at home all season, it would be no surprise if history repeated. The Breakers currently hold a twogame lead with four to play in the regular season but, having beaten the Breakers twice in this campaign, Perth possess the tie-break and the two sides are still to meet for a final-game showdown in the wild west Which all means that providing Perth holds serve, the Breakers will need to win their next three to avoid facing a mustwin encounter at Perth Arena later this month. “It’s obviously a pretty key stretch now coming up - these last four games - and every game’s important,” Tom Abercrombie said. “We need to win every game to keep that place we have at the top of the table.” That starts with welcoming the Cairns Taipans to the North Shore next Thursday. Cairns (8-14) are scrapping for their play-

Mark Jackman, aiming for world cup glory.

Daryl Corletto will be hoping his long shots are on target for the Breakers’ remaining games. off lives so will not be underestimated, but the Breakers should take care of business against a team they have beaten three times this season by a combined 45 points. A short turnaround and a trip to Melbourne will prove challenging, with Melbourne (10-12) currently occupying third spot on the unbalanced ladder. Playing just three days after the clash with Cairns will test the Breakers’ ability to bounce back, something they haven’t had to deal with since January. The teams will then cross the Tasman for a rematch at the NSEC four days later, before the Breakers have a week to prepare for the season-ending encounter in Perth. “I actually really like our run home now,” coach Andrej Lemanis said. “What a great way to go into the playoffs. “I think it’s great that we’ve still got to fight our way in and fight for top spot. We’ve got to play well and we’ve got to

come out and carry that intensity into the playoffs. “The last couple of years, that first playoff game we perhaps haven’t been as sharp as we’ve needed to be. Other teams had been playing with intensity to get in and we’d sort of cruised a little bit.” That the Breakers have in the past been able to cruise is a reflection of both their dominance and a lack of serious competition throughout the rest of the league. This season both of those factors have been enhanced to the point that some fans have jokingly suggested the ANBL does away with the semifinals and makes Perth and the Breakers battle it out in a best-of-seven series. After all, the rivalry is the only remaining intrigue. Semifinal opponents will be vanquished - in all probability swept - to give the competition a fitting finale. And which team emerges on top after that scrap could very well be determined - APNZ in the next two weeks.

Football rollercoaster for coach

Chris Greenacre admits he has had to step into some big shoes with his appointment as caretaker boss of the Wellington Phoenix. Greenacre stopped playing only last season, and is very much a greenhorn coach. But with the resignation on Tuesday of long-serving coach Ricki Herbert, Greenacre has taken on the head coaching job in a caretaker role, moving up from assistant coach. “It has been a roller coaster of a week. Mixed emotions, I have been telling people,” Greenacre said in Dunedin yesterday. “The game against the Newcastle Jets came around so quickly so we had to focus on all the game planning. It has been a quite hectic week. “But you are dealt the hand you are given. That is one of the features of this group here. We are a close group of players and just roll up our sleeves and get on with it and that is what we have done.” Often, when a new coach comes on board, the team rebounds and the victories start coming. But it did not happen for the Phoenix against the Newcastle Jets on Wednesday in Wellington, losing 2-1 after conceding two sloppy goals in the first half. Greenacre will want to turn that around against the Melbourne Heart at Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow afternoon, hoping a change of venue will help the side get out of its losing rut. He said confidence went missing when the Phoenix fell behind. That was clearly the case in the game against Newcastle.  - APNZ

Sweet draw for sevens New Zealand will meet Canada, United States and Georgia in pool D of the Sevens World Cup in Moscow in June. The defending world series champions and current world series leaders received favourable draw when the pools were confirmed yesterday but All Blacks Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens won’t be taking anything for granted. “Sevens is getting more competitive each year so we take nothing for granted,” he said. “We have seen the United States and Canada do pretty well at times in the

world series so we know what they are capable of. “Unlike the World Series, you only get one chance every four years to win the World Cup so it will be a high pressure event with no room for poor performance. “We haven’t won the World Cup since 2001 so we are really determined to do well.” The tournament will also be important in terms of building for the Rio Olympics in 2016. The All Blacks Sevens World Cup team will be named in early June.

The New Zealand women’s sevens have been drawn in Pool A and will play Canada, Netherlands and Tunisia with women’s coach Sean Horan “pretty happy” with the draw but also not expecting and easy ride. “You can never discount any team in an international competition as we expect everyone to be bringing their best to World Cup.”   The tournament starts on June 28 with 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams vying to play in the final at the 80,000seat Luzhniki Olympic Stadium in Moscow.  - APNZ

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Mt Somers recalls rugby glory days By Jonathan Leask The resurrection of the Plains v Gorge game will commemorate 60 years of the Mt Somers Rugby Club today. A small country club, the Mt Somers club has survived 60 years of hardship and glory in Mid Canterbury. It’s known a match was played on August 25 1894, with Mt Somers beating Springburn 3-0, but most of the club’s early history was lost in a fire. It wasn’t until after the Second World War that the club officially reformed in 1953, based at the Mt Somers Domain. The club’s original colours had been black and gold but post-war they could no longer source the black and gold hooped jerseys and changed their colours to cardinal red and royal blue. Mt Somers life member Paddy Gifkins has been on the club committee since 1954, spending 27 years as secretary and only missing four meetings in his 59 years. He is the man in the know about “the mighty mount”. Gifkins detailed how in the early years the club used the rifle range facilities before they started to build clubroom facilities in 1955. However, disaster struck and the framework blew down and it wasn’t until a second attempt in 1957 that the club opened what became known as the “tin shed”. “It wasn’t without its problems either as in the changing sheds the tall players would have to bend in the showers and when they took their jerseys off they would hit the light bulbs,” Gifkins said. The tin shed served the club until the current clubrooms were built in 1983. At the outset a coal mine, lime works and farms in the area meant the club could draw on a large base of players but as some of the industries were scaled back and eventually closed, the player numbers

dwindled. The club’s player numbers were up and down over the years but they still managed to scrape together enough to field a team every year, except for in 2000. In 1999 the club had a squad of around 25 players, winning the Michael Duff Memorial and the Beckley Cup, but at the start of the 2000 season they could only muster 15. With the fear of recession, the incoming president Ken Aldridge came up with a solution, recruiting players from Lincoln University and fundraising to supply them transport so that the Mount could return to the park in 2001. For his hard work the club honoured Aldridge with a life membership when they held the formal part of the jubilee last night. Today the club has the social side of the festivities with the resurrection of the Plains versus Gorge game – not played since 1995. On that occasion the Gorge came from behind to win 37-24 and lift the Dennis Queenan Trophy, which they have held uncontested since. The resurrection of the game is hoped not to be a one-off. The dairy boom in Mid Canterbury has seen Mt Somers able to replenish their stocks and not be reliant on shipping in players from Lincoln, but they still maintain a high turnover of players. “Numbers have always varied as we’ve always had seasonal workers come and go to the area,” current president Hayden Reveley said. “There has always been a bit of pressure put on the local cockies to hire potential rugby players.” Gifkin, the fountain of knowledge, had a tally up in 2011 estimating “around 1015” players had donned the Mount colours with almost 200 former and current players in the Mount for the celebrations today.

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Mt Somers Rugby Club president Hayden Reveley models the commemorative 60th jubilee Plains jersey for the resurrection of the Plains v Gorge game today.

Mt Somers stalwarts Paddy Gifkins (left) and Peter Reveley look back at the glory days of “the mount” rugby team.


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Rising from the ashes again By Sue Newman For Brian and Sue Stockdale, any date that doesn’t have multiples of the digits one and two are good dates. Those two digits have become the markers for them of the loss of their business – twice over. They were forced out of their Christchurch business in the February 2011 earthquake (22/2/2011) and in December last year (22/12/2012) their new Ashburton workshop was destroyed in a fire in the Ashburton Riverside industrial area. The gritty Christchurch couple have refused to be beaten, however. When the earthquake cost them their city business they packed up and headed to Ashburton. And when the fire cost them their new business, they dug in and started over again – again. And this time they’re taking no chances. Their new business venue is a mobile one. They bought a big truck, kitted it out and now they’re on the road

taking their business to their customers. When they lost their Christchurch business, Mrs Stockdale said they were able to recover all of Brian’s tools of trade, but the Ashburton fire meant a new start. “This has all worked out so well, better than we could ever have anticipated. So many people have said to us ‘you’ve lost your workshop but you haven’t lost your customers’.” After losing two workshops, they were reluctant to establish a third base. A business on wheels seemed the perfect answer, she said. It’s been a hard battle coming back from a double business loss and they’ve had to dig deep to find the energy to start over, but with their big yellow bus up and running, and work booked up three months out, Mr Stockdale said they’ve got plenty of reasons to smile again. The fire that cost the Stockdales their business Photo Joseph Johnston 280213-JJ-035 on December 22, also destroyed the research Brian and Sue Stockdale are hoping it will be a case of third time lucky as they reopen their upholstery business after business Lignotech. being put out of business by an earthquake and then a fire.

Ski Time adds conference venue Another venue has been added to the Ashburton District’s stock of conference facilities. As the district chases business from Canterbury’s growing conference market, Methven’s Ski Time has opened the doors on its purpose-built facility, developed as an extension to its restaurant and accommodation complex. Ski Time owner Peter Wood said the new development not only included conference space, it had also seen more guest rooms added to the complex. The development can accommodate up to 100 people standing, 50 people in a theatre style set-up, 30 people in a classroom style layout, and 20 people in a U-shape or boardroom set-up. Like any business that brought in extra people, the new development would be good for the local economy, Mr Wood said. For conferences that run for more than a couple of days, clients often wanted additional activities and the Ski Time


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team was working alongside local operations such as the golf courses, rafting, hot air balloons, jet boating, horse riding, clay shooting and mountain biking, to enable hassle-free excursions for visiting groups, he said. Methven was uniquely situated in terms of the conference market because it was close to Christchurch, but far enough out of the city that it provided

people with the feeling of being hours away from home, Mr Wood said. “The aim of his team is to create a tranquil atmosphere with a certain rustic charm with panoramic windows providing grandstand views of the Mt Hutt range. At the same time we’re providing modern technology and comfort, to which business clients are accustomed.”

Fuel vouchers a brigade boost The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade received fuel vouchers this week as part of BP’s national Vouchers for Volunteers scheme. BP2Go Ashburton owner Rasek Ganda (left), donated $500 worth of vouchers to the brigade in support of the work they carry out in the district. Station officer Murray Cairns said the vouchers were a “big help”, as brigade members have to travel to and from the station at their own expense. The brigade has already attended more than 100 calls this year, on course for one of the busiest summers on record. Mr Ganda said he was delighted to support such a worthy cause and has done previously many times before. “These firefighters do a lot for our district and this is just a small token of appreciation,” he said.

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growth continues apace and competitive advantage is retained, then the company could maintain its price premium to the market. Port of Tauranga has tabled a substantial capital expenditure programme over the next couple of years, but just as long as export growth continues apace and they can retain their competitive advantage, then the company could maintain that price premium to the market. The privatisation of Ports of Auckland back in 2005 removed a major blue chip company from the markets, which is never good to see. But those that are left, both big and small, still offer investment exposure to an essential service area in our little islands, which has defensive investment characteristics. Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are authorised financial advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. To arrange a meeting to discuss your investment objectives in confidence, please call (03) 307 9540 or e-mail ian.lennie@ or selwyn. To find out more about Forsyth Barr visit www. This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.

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Pope a ‘simple pilgrim’ As bells tolled and the clock struck 8, the brass-studded wooden doors swung shut yesterday at the palace in the Italian hills, marking an end to Benedict XVI’s papacy and the start of his final journey as a “simple pilgrim”. Capping a day of tearful farewells that included an extraordinary pledge of obedience to his successor, Benedict entered history as the first pope in 600 years to resign — leaving the Catholic Church in unprecedented limbo and ending a pontificate shaped by struggles to move beyond clerical sex abuse scandals and reawaken Christianity in an indifferent world. On Benedict’s last day, the mood was vastly different inside the Vatican than at Castel Gandolfo, the 17thcentury papal retreat set in the hills south of Rome, where he will spend the first two months of his retirement. At the seat of the popes, Benedict’s staff bade the pontiff goodbye in scenes of dignified solemnity, with Swiss Guards in full regalia and prelates kneeling to kiss his papal ring one last time. A livelier atmosphere reigned in the countryside, with well-wishers jamming the hilltop town’s main square, shouting “Viva il Papa!” and waving the yellow and white flags of the Holy See. Cheers went up as the 85-year-old Benedict stepped out onto the palace balcony and, arms outstretched, declared his papacy was nearing the end. “I am simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his

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Pope Benedict XVI leaves after greeting the faithful from the balcony window of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days. pilgrimage on this Earth,” he said. Then giving a final blessing, he declared: “Grazie e buona notte” — “Thank you and good night” in Italian. It was a remarkable bookend to a papacy that began on April 19, 2005, with a similarly meek speech delivered from the loggia overlooking St. Peter’s Square, where the newly elected Benedict said he was but a “simple humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.” Over his eight-year papacy, Benedict tried to set the church on a more traditional course, convinced that all the ills afflicting it — sexual

abuse, dwindling numbers of priests and empty pews — were a result of a misreading of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. His successor is likely to follow in his footsteps, given that the vast majority of the 115 cardinals who will elect the next pope were appointed by Benedict himself and share his conservative bent. For the time being, the governance of the church shifts to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the camerlengo, or chamberlain, who along with the College of Cardinals will guide the church and make plans starting Monday for the con-

clave to elect the 266th leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. One of Bertone’s first acts was to lock the papal apartment inside the Vatican. In another task steeped in symbolism, he will ensure that Benedict’s papal ring and seal are destroyed. Benedict’s journey into retirement began with a final audience with his cardinals, where he sought to defuse concerns about his future role and the possible conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope living side-by-side inside the Vatican. -AP

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Police drag man behind van They bound his hands to the rear of a van, and then sped off, dragging the slender taxi driver along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouted in dismay. The man was later found dead. A gut-wrenching video of the scene is all the more disturbing because the men who abused the Mozambican immigrant were uniformed South African police officers and the van was a marked police vehicle. The graphic scenes of the victim struggling for his life shocked a nation long accustomed to reports of police violence. “The visuals of the incident are horrific, disturbing and unacceptable. No human being should be treated in that manner,” said South African President Jacob Zuma. The Daily Sun, a South African newspaper, posted a video of the footage yesterday and it was quickly picked up by other South African news outlets and carried on the Internet. It sparked immediate outrage about police behaviour. “They are there for safety, but we as a people fear them more,” said Johannesburg resident Alfonso Adams. “You don’t know who to trust anymore.” Some of those in the crowd who watched the scene unfold in the Daveyton town-

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A South African man with his hands tethered to the back of a police vehicle being dragged behind as police hold his legs up as the vehicle drives off. ship east of Johannesburg shouted at the police and warned that it was being videotaped. The police did not seem at all concerned by all the witnesses and the presence of cameras as they tied Mido Macia, a 27-year-old from neighbouring Mozambique, to the back of a police vehicle, his hands behind his head. At least three policemen participated in the incident. Macia was found dead in a Daveyton police cell later the same day. “We are going to film this,” several onlookers shouted in Zulu as the police tormented Macia. One bystander can

be heard on the videotape shouting in Zulu: “What has this guy done?” A murder probe is underway on the evidence that Macia suffered head and upper abdomen injuries, including internal bleeding, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, the police watchdog agency, said. The injuries could be from the dragging and he could also have been beaten later in police custody. “The allegations are that he was dragged behind a vehicle and his head was bent on the police vehicle. There are also allegations of assault,” said the investigative unit’s spokesman Moses

Dlamini. The video evidence of the abuse renewed concerns about brutality, corruption and other misconduct by a national police force whose reputation has suffered in recent years amid reports that many officers lack training. Some have been charged with committing the crimes they are supposed to prevent, including rape and murder. “As horrific as it is, it is not exceptional. Hardly a week goes by without such stories of brutality,” said Jacob van Garderen, national director of Lawyers for Human Rights. At first, Macia, dressed in jeans and a red T-shirt, is dragged along the road by the vehicle at slow speed, the footage shows. He awkwardly tries to keep step even though he is almost horizontal above the ground. Then the van stops, two policemen pick up the legs of the taxi driver and drop them to the ground as the van picks up speed and drives off, beyond the view of the camera. The police watchdog agency said the incident started just before 7pm on Tuesday when the cab driver was allegedly obstructing traffic with his vehicle. Then Macia allegedly assaulted a constable and took his weapon before he was overpowered, the police investigative unit said. -AP

Chavez fighting for his life

Venezuela’s vice president said Hugo Chavez is still fighting for his life, yet a recent poll says three in five Venezuelans believe their president will return to power. Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s self-appointed successor, said on television that his boss “is battling there for his health, for his life, and we’re accompanying him.” The vice president had characterised Chavez’s condition similarly on December 20, saying the president “is fighting a great battle ... for his life.” Chavez hasn’t spoken or been seen since before his fourth operation in Cuba on December 11 for an unspecified cancer in the pelvic area. The government says he has been breathing with the help of a tracheal tube after surviving a serious respiratory infection. It says Chavez returned on February 18 and is at a military hospital in Caracas for continued treatment for “respiratory insufficiency”. Despite speculation by doctors not involved in Chavez’s treatment that it is most likely palliative, designed only to make him more comfortable in his remaining days, many Venezuelans apparently believe — or want to believe — he is on the mend. “The president’s prolonged absence and his critical situation have not been converted into massive pessimism about his return,” respected pollster Luis Vicente Leon tweeted yesterday. He said nearly 58 per cent of Venezuelans believe Chavez will recover while about 30 per cent believe he will not return to power and 12.5 per cent say they don’t know what will happen. -AP

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Islamic leader sentenced to die A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a leader of an Islamic political party to death for crimes during the nation’s 1971 war for independence, a politically charged decision that sparked violent protests that left at least 12 people dead across the nation. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of Jamaate-Islami, was found guilty on eight of 20 counts involving mass killings, rape and atrocities committed during the ninemonth war against Pakistan, prosecutor Syed Haider Ali said. “Justice has been done to those who lost their loved ones at the hands of Sayedee,” Ali said. Sayedee, 73, is the third defendant to be convicted of crimes against humanity since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government initiated the war crimes tribunal in 2010. Lawyers for Sayedee boycotted the announcement of the verdict, which they said was politically motivated. Sayedee’s lawyer Abdur Razzak said they would appeal. Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamic party in Muslimmajority Bangladesh, campaigned against the independence war more than 40 years ago but denies committing any atrocities. It is a key ally of the largest opposition group, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which says the trials are aimed at destroying the opposition. Jamaat-e-Islami enforced a nationwide general strike to denounce the trial and demand that Sayedee be freed from detention, and announced another strike on Sunday and




Monday. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear-gas at dozens of Jamaat supporters who smashed vehicles and attacked an office of the ruling Awami League party in Rangpur district, killing two people, police said. Supporters of Sayedee clashed with police in Sirajganj district, leaving two people dead, private television channel Ekattar TV reported. Stone-throwing Jamaat supporters also clashed with police in southeastern Chittagong city, injuring dozens of people, Ekattar TV reported. At least 60 vehicles were smashed, it said. Police confirmed eight more deaths in clashes across the country. Sayedee was a teacher at an Islamic school during the war. Prosecutors said he was directly involved in the deaths of three people, guided Pakistani soldiers to kill dozens of others, and forced 150 Hindus to convert to Islam. In January, the tribunal sentenced former Jamaat leader Abul Kalam Azad to death for crimes during the war. Another Jamaat leader, Abdul Quader Mollah, was sentenced to life in prison in February on similar charges. Seven other top party leaders are currently on trial. International human rights groups have questioned the fairness of the trials, including the disappearance of a witness for Sayedee. Bangladesh says the 1971 war left 3 million people dead, photo AP 200,000 women raped and forced millions to take shelter Bangladeshi police officers escort Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, as he comes out in neighbouring India. -AP after appearing before a special tribunal in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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• Leaks admitted The Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in US history pleaded guilty to 10 charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court martial on the 12 remaining charges against Bradley Manning, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence. -AP

• Suspect arrested A self-described pimp was arrested yesterday in Los Angeles, ending a manhunt that began after a vehicle-tovehicle shooting and spectacular, fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip a week ago, police said. Ammar Harris, 26, surrendered to a team of police and federal agents who found him inside a North Hollywood apartment after a woman answered the door, authorities said. -AP

• Mine fire kills 11 A fire at a coal mine in northern China has killed 11 workers. Two others are missing. The official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday that the workers at the coal mine in Zhangjiakou city died from carbon monoxide poisoning when an air compressor caught fire underground. There were 13 miners underground when the fire started. China’s mines are notoriously deadly, with 1384 people killed in coal mine accidents last year. -AP

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VirGo 24 August - 23 September Someone you meet socially may be an asset in business, as a riveting conversation may prove. However, if you do decide to work together, you’ll need to make sure you both understand what is expected and perhaps draw up a contract. If you leave things open and hope for the best when dealing with others, you may regret it later on.

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pisCes 20 February - 20 March It may be a good time to take a trip or perhaps revisit a travel spot that has fun or sentimental memories. You might even want to make a trip in order to let go of an issue that has been bugging you. Travel may bring a sense of relaxation and release, no matter how far you go today. Let common sense be your guide whatever what you’re up to.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 2, 2013




6.00 Te Karere. (R, T) 6.30 Hyundai Country Calendar. (G, R, T) 7.00 Rural Delivery. (G) 7.30 Fair Go. (R, T) 8.00 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) 9.00 Mexican Food Made Simple. (G, T) 9.30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus. (G, R, T) 12.05 Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge. (PGR, R, T) 1.05 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals. (G, R, T) 1.40 MasterChef: The Professionals. (Final, G, T) 2.25 The Chase. (G, T) 3.25 Motorway Cops. (Final, G, R, T) 4.25 Children’s Hospital. (G, T) 4.55 River Monsters. (G, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 The Food Truck. (G, R, T) 7.30 Billy Connolly’s Route 66. (PGR, R, T) 8.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (T) Five people compete to be named the ultimate dinner-party host. 9.35 MasterChef New Zealand. (R, T) 10.35 Pan Am. (PGR, T) 11.30 FILM: Sunday Theatre: Happy Go Lucky. (2007, AO, R) 1.50 BBC World – BBC World News. 2.15 Sport Today. 2.30 Fast Track. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Dateline London. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.10 World Features. 4.30 Changing Fortunes. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Our World.

SUNDAY 6.00 6.25 6.35 6.45 7.10 7.35 8.05 8.35 9.10

Rural Delivery. (G, R) Homefront Extra. (G, R) Gardens Of The World. (G, R) Are We There Yet? (G, R) Sunday. (R, T) Tagata Pasifika. (R) Praise Be. (G, R) Attitude. (G, R, T) Artsville: Liquid Stone. (Final, G, R, T) 10.00 Marae Investigates. 10.30 Waka Huia. (Final, T) 11.00 Neighbourhood. (G, R, T) 11.35 Fair Go. (R, T) 12.00 Coronation Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 2.00 The Force. (G, R, T) 2.30 Coastwatch. (PGR, R, T) 3.00 Hotel Inspector. (PGR, R, T) 4.00 The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show. (G, R, T) 4.30 Keeping Up With The Joneses. (G, R, T) 5.00 Nature’s Miracle Babies. (G, R, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Sunday. (T) 7.30 MasterChef New Zealand. (T) 8.30 Packed To The Rafters. (PGR, T) 9.30 House Husbands. (AO, T) 10.30 Marchlands. (AO, T) 11.30 Leigh Hart’s Mysterious Planet. (Final, AO, R, T) 12.30 Call 911. (PGR, R) 1.00 BBC World – BBC World News. 1.30 The Bottom Line. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.15 Sport Today. 2.30 Click. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Horizons. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.10 TBA. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory.

MONDAY 6.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.30 2.00 3.00 3.55 4.25 5.25

Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (G, R) Cowboy Builders. (G, T) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Come Dine With Me. (G, T) Britain’s Best Dish. (G, R) Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) Te Karere. (T) Ellen. (G, T) Millionaire Hot Seat. (T)



6.00 Blue’s Clues. (G, R, T) 6.25 Pocoyo. (Final, G, R, T) 6.35 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, R, T) 6.40 Handy Manny. (G, T) 7.05 Toon Disney. (Final, G, R, T) 7.50 Phineas And Ferb. (G, R, T) 8.20 Green Lantern: The Animated Series. (G, T) 8.45 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (G, R, T) 9.10 Young Justice. (G, R, T) 9.35 Zeke And Luther. (G, T) 10.00 Fresh. (G) 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 1.00 The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. (G) 3.00 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (G) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, T) 4.30 Melissa & Joey. (G, T) 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 According To Jim. (G, R, T) 6.00 Oh Sit! (G, T) 7.00 Two And A Half Men. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (PGR, T) 8.30 FILM: The Game Plan. (2007, G, R, T) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick. A professional gridiron player’s life is thrown into chaos after an eightyear-old girl, claiming to be his daughter, appears on his doorstep. 10.45 FILM: Whiteout. (2009, AO) 12.45 FILM: Playdate. (2012, G) 2.25 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR, R) 3.20 The Celebrity Apprentice. (PGR, R) 5.00 Fresh. (G, R) 5.30 It Is Written. (G)

6.00 Charles Stanley. 6.30 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 7.00 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G, R) 7.30 Knight Rider. (G, R) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 9.30 Katie: My Beautiful Friends (Part Two). (R, T) 10.30 Media3. 11.00 Project Runway. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. (G, R) 1.00 America’s Next Top Model: All Stars. (PGR, R) 2.00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. (G) 4.00 The Office. (G) 4.30 The Secret Lives Of Dancers. (Final, G, R) 5.00 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G) 5.30 3 Sport Horseracing: TV3 Derby. 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (G, T) 7.30 Ice Road Truckers. (PGR, T) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (AO, T) A famous music historian is murdered and her body is left in a piano. The death hits Sanders hard because he shared a past with the victim. 9.30 CSI: New York. (Final, AO, T) 10.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Law & Order: Los Angeles. (AO) 12.30 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Hillsong. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.



6.00 Blue’s Clues. (G, R, T) 6.25 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.50 The Magic Roundabout. (G, R, T) 7.00 What Now? (G, R) 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 FILM: Once Upon A Song. (2011, PGR) 1.50 Mad. (PGR, R, T) 2.00 The Lying Game. (PGR, T) 3.00 Gossip Girl. (PGR, T) 4.00 Make It Or Break It. (G) 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Pretty Little Liars. (G, T) 6.30 Rodney. (G, R, T) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 Renters. (Return, PGR, T) 8.30 FILM: National Treasure – The Book Of Secrets. (2007, AO, R, T) Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Jon Voight, Justin Bartha. Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates tries to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 11.00 666 Park Avenue. (AO, T) 12.00 FILM: And Soon The Darkness. (2010, AO) 1.50 Haven. (AO, R, T) 2.40 Infomercials. (G) 3.15 Pond Life. (PGR, R) 3.25 20/20. (G, R, T) 4.15 It Is Written. (G, R) 4.40 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.30 Infomercials. (G)


6.00 Creflo Dollar. (G) 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Ben 10: Omniverse. (G, T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T) 8.35 Guess How Much I Love You. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. (G) 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. (G) 3.00 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G, T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. (G) 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T)

6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.25

Bayless Conley. (G) Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) Charles Stanley. (G) Both Worlds. (G, R) What’s Really In Our Food? (G, R, T) 8.50 Under The Grill. (G, R) 9.15 Bigger Better Faster Stronger. (G, R, T) 9.40 The Gruen Transfer. (G, R) 10.10 Home And Away Omnibus. (G, T) 12.00 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 1.05 Survivor: South Pacific. (G, R) 2.00 Ice Road Truckers. (G, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. NZGP Motorbikes. Round One. From Ruapuna. Highlights. 3.30 Motorsport. Suzuki Swift Sport Cup. Round One. From Hampton Downs. 4.00 Motorsport. NZ V8 Ute Championship. Round One. From Hampton Downs. 5.00 Would I Lie To You? (G, R, T) 5.30 ITM Fishing Show. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 The Simpsons. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PGR, T) 8.00 Family Guy. (PGR, T) To buy new sneakers, Chris steals money from Lois’ purse. When Meg catches him in the act, she forces him to do all of her chores in exchange for keeping mum. 8.30 FILM: Fast Five. (2011, M, T) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster. Dominic and Brian reunite to pull off one last job and secure their freedom. 11.10 The Blue Rose. (AO, R, T) 12.10 FILM: Amelia. (2009, PGR) 2.35 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G)

MONDAY 6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30 12.00 12.30 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (G, R, T) Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Rachael Ray. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (G) Home And Away. (G, T)


6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 11.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G, R) 12.00 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus. (G, R) 2.30 MasterChef USA. (PGR, R) 3.25 Country House Rescue. (G, R) 4.25 Genius. (G, R) 5.00 Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure. (G) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) With their financial futures at stake the buyers must choose to fight or befriend those eager to meet and, in some cases, join, the Storage Wars team. 7.30 American Idol. (G) The stakes have never been higher and tonight it will be up to the second group of girls to strut their stuff on stage and show Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj what they’ve got. 9.30 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Chiefs v Cheetahs. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. 11.30 Crownies. (AO) 12.35 Home Shopping. (G)

SUNDAY 6.00 10.30 12.00 12.30 1.00

Religious Programming. Sport Box. (G) Getaway. (G, R) Danger Beach. (PGR, R) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) 1.55 Outnumbered. (PGR, R) 2.30 Customs. (PGR, R) 3.00 Three Hungry Boys. (PGR, R) 3.30 Hot Property. (G, R) 4.00 Super Rugby Highlights. (G) 5.00 Export Gold Match Fishing League. (G) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 6.30 Wildlife Patrol. (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) In Long Beach, California there are two sure money makers, imports and oil. 7.30 Top Gear. (PGR) It’s our national game but this week it receives a distinctly Top Gear spin as Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond play a rather unusual game of rugby. 8.45 Prime Presents: The Weight Of A Nation. (G) Look back at 2011 and our nation’s Rugby World Cup victory through the eyes of the men who got us there, All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his team. 10.10 Monroe. (PGR) 11.10 Sea Patrol. (PGR) 12.10 Mark Knopfler: A Life In Songs. (PGR, R) 1.15 Home Shopping. (G)

MONDAY 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00

Home Shopping. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show. (G) All Saints. (PGR, R) Sea Patrol. (PGR, R) A team building exercise for the junior Hammersley sailors turns into a deadly nightmare, while long kept secrets are reaching crisis point on board. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News.

KEY: T Teletext R Repeat S Stereo P Premiere F Final RATINGS: G General exhibition PG Parental guidance recommended M Suitable for mature audiences AO Adults only 16 Approved for persons 16 and over 18 Approved for persons 18 and over c Content may offend l Language may offend s Sexual content may offend v contains violence

MOVIE National Treasure- The Book Of Secrets TV2, Sunday, 8.30pm (com+6) Nicolas Cage (below) is back as treasure hunter Ben Gates in this sequel to the 2004 box office smash, this time looking to find the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by uncovering the mystery within his killer’s diary. Diane Kruger and Jon Voight also return, while Helen Mirren boosts her retirement fund in a thankless “mother” role.

FOUR TODAY 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Invader Zim. (G) 8.40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.05 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.30 Power Rangers: Samurai. (G, R) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Hannah Montana Forever. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 FILM: Like Mike 2. (2005, G, R) Jascha Washington, Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach. A young boy who dreams of being a basketball superstar finds an old pair of Michael Jordan’s shoes and instantly becomes a star player. 8.30 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (PGR) New housewife Yolanda H. Foster throws a party, but a sing-along at the bash stirs up friction. 9.30 Face Off. (PGR) The Chinese New Year is the theme as the contestants create dragon makeup for performers doing an acrobatic dance routine. 10.25 Excused. (AO) 10.50 Poker After Dark. (PGR) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

SUNDAY 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Invader Zim. (G) 8.40 Go Diego Go. (G, R) 9.00 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.25 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 iCarly. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 Top Chef Masters. (Final, G) 7.30 Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites. (G) 8.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGR, R) When the gang are invited to a funeral on Super-bowl Night, they make plans to watch the game the next night and to not find out the score before game. 9.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PGR, R) Russell moves in with Timmy when he’s cut off from his trust fund. 9.30 Raising Hope. (PGR) When Sabrina’s relationship with Wyatt gets serious, a dejected Jimmy tries to make her jealous by convincing a student at Barney’s improv class to be his make-believe girlfriend. 10.00 The Ricky Gervais Show. (AO, R) 10.30 Better Off Ted. (PGR, R) 11.00 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G) MONDAY 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender. (G) 7.55 The Winx Club. (G) 8.20 Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. (G) 8.40 HUMF. (G) 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.45 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 0203


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 2, 2013



6.00 The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 8.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 8.55 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.20 Flashpoint. (M) 10.25 Raw. (M) 1.10 24 Marathon. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 Chuck. (M) Chuck turns to a surprising person to help him after his father is kidnapped by Fulcrum. 8.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M) In a fight to the finish, the Aztec Jaguar, the ruthless ritual warrior of North America battles the Zande Warrior, a blood-thirsty killer of Central Africa. 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) Spartacus leads a bold mission to free Crixus from Roman captivity, but a storied gladiator from the House of Batiatus complicates matters. Ilithyia’s scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk. 10.35 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 12.30 24 Marathon. (M) 3.05 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 4.10 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 4.40 24. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)


6.00 24 Marathon. (M) 9.20 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 11.10 The Simpsons Marathon. (PG) 1.15 Chuck. (M) 2.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 3.00 Raw. (M) 5.45 Main Event. (M) 6.45 Smackdown. (M) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) It’s too late for one of them, but there’s a chance one life can be spared after a serial killer abducts two teenagers. 9.30 Criminal Minds. (M) When the contents of a selfstorage unit reveal the grisly early makings of a serial killer, Hotchner and his team must profile the contents in order to catch him. 10.30 The Beast. (M) 11.30 Main Event. (M) 12.30 Smackdown. (M) 2.10 Criminal Minds. (M) 3.00 Criminal Minds. (M) 3.50 Family Business. (18) 4.20 The Beast. (M) 5.10 Chuck. (M)

MONDAY 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40 8.05 8.30 8.55 9.50 10.45 11.35 1.20 2.15 2.40 3.05 4.00 4.30 5.00

NYPD Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) Cash Cab uSA. (PG) 24. (M) Law & Order. (M) Main Event. (M) Smackdown. (M) NYPD Blue. (M) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) Cash Cab. (PG) 24. (M) Pawn Stars. (PG) The Simpsons. (PG) Law & Order. (M)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats TODAY 7.15 9.00 10.45 12.40 2.35


6.35 8.30

10.35 12.25 1.55 3.30 3.45 5.45

The Vow. (2012, PG) The Thing. (2011, 16) The Change-up. (2011, 16) unknown. (2011, M) Why Did I Get Married Too. (2010, M) Cowboys & Aliens. (2011, M) Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford. When aliens invade the Arizona Territory, the cowboys, outlaws and apaches band together to defeat a common enemy. That’s My Boy. (2012, 16) Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg. The Rum Diary. (2011, M) Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi. Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico and adopts the rum-soaked life of the island. Tamara Drewe. (2010, M) Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans. Laid To Rest. (2009, 18) Knockout. (2011, PG) Making Of Tower Heist. (2011, PG) Why Did I Get Married Too. (2010, M) Tamara Drewe. (2010, M)


7.35 Knockout. (2011, PG) 9.10 Cowboys & Aliens. (2011, M) 11.05 That’s My Boy. (2012, 16) 1.00 The Rum Diary. (2011, M) 3.00 The 85th Annual Academy Awards. (2013, PG). Replay of Monday’s awards ceremony from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. 4.35 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. (2011, G) Justin Bieber. Rare insight into the rise of Justin Bieber on his 2010 tour and the global phenomenon he has become. 6.20 Hereafter. (2010, M) Matt Damon, Cecile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard. 8.30 This Means War. (2012, M) Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine. Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against each other after they discover they are dating the same woman. 10.10 Scream 4. (2011, 16) Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox.


6.00 Biography: Joaquin Phoenix. (2009, PG). 6.50 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. (2011, G) Justin Bieber. 8.35 Hereafter. (2010, M) Matt Damon, C?cile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard. 10.45 Making Of Battleship. (2012, M). 11.00 Scream 4. (2011, 16) Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox. 12.50 This Means War. (2012, M) Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine. 2.30 Yogi Bear. (2010, G) Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake. 3.50 Biography: Morgan Freeman. (2010, PG). 4.40 Courageous. (2011, M) Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel.

TODAY 6.00 Children’s Programs. 9.30 TheDRIVEtv 10.00 Life FM presents 11.00 The One to One Show 11.30 The Easter Experience 12.00 Why Dig That Up? 12.30 Facing the Canon 1.00 The Way Of The Master 1.30 Building a Difference 2.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 2.30 Beyond the Search 3.00 Journey into the Amazon 3.30 From Heartache to Hope 4.00 Battles Christians Face 4.30 Facing the Canon 5.00 Why Dig That Up? 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 6.30 Building a Difference 7.00 Beyond the Search

TODAY 7.30 9.05 11.20 1.05 2.50 5.15

6.55 8.30

10.25 12.25 1.15 2.50 4.25

Raising Arizona. (1987, PG) Apollo 13. (1995, PG) Fast & Furious. (2009, M) Pitch Black. (2000, M) Blood Diamond. (2006, 16) Legally Blonde. (2001, PG) Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson. A blonde sorority queen follows her ex-boyfriend to law school to try and win him back, only to discover that she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined. 2001. Legally Blonde 2. (2003, PG) Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field. Hostage. (2005, 16) Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak. A former hostage negotiator-turnedsmall town sheriff confronts his old life when a family is held hostage by robbers. 2005. The Chronicles Of Riddick. (2004, M) Vin Diesel, Judi Dench. Biography. Ashton Kutcher. (2007, PG) Legally Blonde. (2001, PG) Legally Blonde 2. (2003, PG) The Chronicles Of Riddick. (2004, M)

SuNDAY 6.25 8.45 10.35 12.10

2.10 4.40

6.25 8.30


Blood Diamond. (2006, 16) Hostage. (2005, 16) Legally Blonde. (2001, PG) The Chronicles Of Riddick. (2004, M) Ray. (2004, M) underworld Evolution. (2006, 16) Kate Beckinsale. The feud between the Death Dealers and the Lycans continues as the vampire Selene and her hybrid Lycan lover attempt to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. 2006. The Score. (2001, M) Robert De Niro, Edward Norton. The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. A struggling single father risks everything by embarking on an unpaid internship in a highly competitive stocker brokerage firm. 2006. A History Of Violence. (2005, 18) Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello.


6.35 Making Of Fast & Furious. (2009, M). 7.05 Ray. (2004, M) Jamie Foxx, Larenz Tate. 9.35 A History Of Violence. (2005, 18) Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello. 11.10 underworld Evolution. (2006, 16) Kate Beckinsale. 12.55 The Score. (2001, M) Robert De Niro, Edward Norton. 3.00 The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 4.55 Poseidon. (2006, M) Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell.

Sky Sport 1 TODAY

6.00 Swimming. The State New Zealand Ocean Series. La Grande Swim. From Akaroa, Canterbury. 6.30 Total Rugby. 7.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 Inside The PGA Tour. 8.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Honda Classic Round One. Highlights. 9.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Honda Classic Round Two. Live. 12.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Tshwane Open Round Two. Highlights. 1.00 Inside The PGA Tour. 1.30 Swimming. The State New Zealand Ocean Series. La Grande Swim. From Akaroa, Canterbury. 2.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Adelaide 36ers. Replay. 4.00 Athletics. Outlaw Triathlon. From Adbolton Lane, Nottingham. Highlights. 5.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Crusaders. From Eden Park, Auckland. Highlights. 6.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Reds v Hurricanes. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Highlights. 7.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Chiefs v Cheetahs. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. Live. 9.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Chiefs v Cheetahs. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. Replay. 12.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Reds v Hurricanes. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Replay. 2.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Crusaders. From Eden Park, Auckland. Replay. 4.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Bulls v Force. From Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria. Live.


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7.30 MOVIE: Johnny 9.00 The Easter Experience 9.30 Nzone Focus 10.00 The Way Of The Master 10.30 Facing the Canon 11.00 Give Me An Answer 11.30 Beyond the Search 12.00 Nzone Focus 12.30 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 1.00 Journey into the Amazon 1.30 The Easter Experience 2.00 Facing the Canon 2.30 The Way Of The Master 3.00 MOVIE: Johnny 4.30 Building A Difference 5.00 Give Me An Answer 5.30 Running With Fire SuNDAY 6.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 7.00 Jovis Bon-Hovis 7.30 That’s Amazing 8.00 The Storykeepers

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6.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Honda Classic Round Two. Highlights. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Honda Classic Round Three. Live. 12.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Tshwane Open Round Three. Highlights. 1.00 Athletics. Contact Tri Series. Sixth event. From Takapuna. 1.30 Swimming. The State New Zealand Ocean Series. La Grande Swim. From Akaroa, Canterbury. 2.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Honda Classic Round Three. Highlights. 3.00 Basketball. NBL. Sydney Kings v Townsville Crocodiles. Live. 5.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Adelaide 36ers. Replay. 7.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 7.30 Investec Super Rugby Review. 8.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Chiefs v Cheetahs. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. Replay. 10.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Reds v Hurricanes. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Highlights. 11.30 uFC On Fuel 8. Silva v Stann. Replay. 1.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Everton v Reading. Replay. 3.30 Pool. World Masters. Fourth Quarter-final. 4.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 4.45 Soccer. English Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal. Live.


7.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Chiefs v Cheetahs. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. Replay. 9.00 Athletics. Contact Tri Series. Sixth event. From Takapuna. 9.30 Swimming. The State New Zealand Ocean Series. La Grande Swim. From Akaroa, Canterbury. 10.00 Sky Sport What’s On. 10.30 Pool. World Cup. Fourth Quarter-final. 11.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Manchester United v Norwich City. Highlights. 12.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal. Replay. 2.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Honda Classic Round Four. Highlights. 3.30 Golf. European PGA Tour. Tshwane Open Round Four. Highlights. 4.30 Darts. Premier League. Night Four. Replay.

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6.00 Connect. (PG) 6.30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade. (PG) 7.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 9.30 ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) 10.30 Off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) 11.30 Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks. (M) 12.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 1.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 1.30 Magic Of Science. (PG) 2.00 Auction Kings. (PG) 2.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 3.30 Flying Wild Alaska. (PG) 4.30 Bear Grylls: Day In The Life. (PG) 5.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 6.00 Auction Kings. (PG) 6.30 Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) 7.30 How Evil Are You? (PG) 8.30 Gold Rush. (PG) Battle Of The Bridge. 9.30 Yukon Men. (M) Wheel Of Misfortune. 10.30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade. (PG) 11.30 Swords: Life On The Line. (PG) 12.30 Call 911. (PG) 1.00 Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) 1.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 5.30 Ecopolis. (PG)


6.30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade. (PG) 7.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 8.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 9.30 ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) 10.30 Off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) 11.00 Off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) 11.30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade. (PG) 12.30 Sinking Of An Aircraft Carrier. (PG) 1.30 How Evil Are You? (PG) 2.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 5.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.30 Building The Shard. (PG) 8.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 9.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 9.30 Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) Fueling The Fire. 10.30 Bear Grylls: Day In The Life. (PG) 11.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 12.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) 1.30 American Loggers. (PG) 2.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 3.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 3.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) 4.30 Nightmare Next Door. (M) 5.30 Disappeared. (M)

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8.30 Connection Point 9.00 In Touch 10.00 Life Questions 10.30 Word For You 11.00 Songs of Praise 11.35 Quick Study 12.00 THE BIBLE SERIES: Jeremiah 1.30 FEATURE SERIES: First Love 2.30 Precious Memories 3.00 Hour of Power 4.00 In Touch 5.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 6.00 Running With Fire 6.30 Facing the Canon 7.00 Nzone Focus 7.30 Songs of Praise 8.05 Precious Memories 8.30 David Jeremiah 9.30 THE BIBLE SERIES: Jeremiah 11.00 FEATURE SERIES: First Love 12.00 Hour of Power 1.00 Late Programs.



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Design Consultant


Colourplus Ashburton is an innovative decorating business based in the heart of Ashburton. They specialise in drapes, Luxaflex blinds, wallpaper, paint, giftware and interior design.

• Make your mark! • Be part of the momentum • Growing organisation in the agriculture sector SealesWinslow Ltd is a leading New Zealand compound ruminant feed manufacturer, offering farmers the highest quality, unique, proven and reliable animal feed and nutrition products. With operations in regional areas: Morrinsville, Ashburton and soon to be open Wanganui, our sales and distribution teams reach well beyond these boundaries. SealesWinslow recently joined forces with Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd creating new and exciting opportunities and synergies. You will get the best of both worlds! The strong team focus of a small and growing business, with the added support that comes from the well-established practices of Ballance. As Site Engineer at our Ashburton operation you will lead the development of strategies to improve overall reliability of the mill, buildings and equipment and improve production. You will also work closely with the Engineering Team Leader to deisgn, plan and build plant and equipment to improve reliability and safety of plant and production processes. This role has predominantly been covered by external contractors and therefore needs you to take the reigns and make it yours. Your success in this dynamic role will lie in your ability to relate to others and quickly build rapport both within and outside of SealesWinslow. You will utilise your customer service orientation, initiative and attention to detail as you proactively work toward your goals. Your key responsibilities will include: • Ensuring that all plant and equipment is fully maintained • Developing and implementing a robust preventative maintenance program • Planning systems and processes to ensure efficient and effective engineering and maintenance work is carried out and continuous improvement is achieved • Budgetting control and cost monitoring

An opportunity exists for a further design consultant to join the Colourplus team. The position involves selling all aspects of decor instore, and consulting with clients in their own home. The position is 37 hours per week, plus rostered Saturdays until 1pm. A qualification and experience would be an advantage, but is not a pre-requisite as full training will be given to the right person. Ideally this position would suit a dynamic, friendly, customer driven person, who is keen to learn and develop the necessary skills needed in this exciting industry. Enthusiasm is essential, as is a natural flair for colour and design.

• Qualifications in service/maintenance engineering and/or relevant trade is essential • Experience in delivering optimal service within a manufacturing/milling environment including the development of maintenance schedule palnning • Thorough understanding of relevant technology, plant and equipment • Willingness and flexibility to work out of hours where required to meet business needs We are willing to consider a permanent employment relationship or long term contracting arrangement, so if you want to make this role yours please apply to: Applications close Monday 4 March 2013.


Dairy Feed Equipment Sales Manager

Couple Required

We have a new opening for a Dairy Feed Sales Manager.

One full time position and casual for partner. Milking 750 cows through a 54 bail rotary shed, situated at Alford Forest, with a three bedroom house available.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the marketing of our range of feed silos, coreless auger and roller mills etc. He/she will have to be able to work with the end user and the installing engineers and be able to offer good advice to the customer and have a good knowledge of feed systems. A good rate of remuneration and a company vehicle will be offered to the right person. Please reply by email to with attached CV. PMR Grain Systems Hinds, Ashburton 03 303 7266

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General Freight truck driver for our Methven to Ashburton daily freight service. Container truck driver. Class 5 licence, a current D.G licence, previous experience would be an advantage but assistance is available if required. Good wages and conditions. Apply to: Simon Wareing Philip Wareing Ltd P O Box 28 Methven Phone (03) 302 8616 or e-mail

If you are looking for a genuine career opportunity within an award winning company then please send or email your CV and covering letter to: The Manager, Colourplus Ashburton PO Box 150, Ashburton Email: Applications close Friday, March 18, 2013 All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

118 Tancred Street, Ashburton

Phone 308 3973

• Communicating effectively with all levels to ensure appropriate flow of information You will have:

We are a locally owned family business with a fleet of Foden, Isuzu, MB, DAF and Kenworth trucks, we require reliable drivers who are willing to be part of our team for the following positions.

Part Time Administration/ Reception Due to expansion within our company we have a vacancy for the above position in our busy real estate office. The person we require needs to be conscientious, friendly, have excellent communication skills and is experienced in general administration and reception duties. The hours of work are 9am 12 midday Monday to Thursday - with the flexibility to work extra hours to cover staff leave when required. Other essential attributes include excellent customer service and time management skills; competency in general computing and above all is a team player. Any experience in the real estate industry would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given. Please apply in confidence with your CV by 12 March 2013 to: The Manager McGregor Real Estate 248 East St or P O Box 215 Ashburton 7740 Email:

Administration Clerk

We have a position available for an Administration Clerk. The job description includes the taxation administration work and other administration functions for our practice. The position would suit a person with previous office and computer experience, however, as full training will be given all applications will be considered. While it is anticipated this will be a full time position some flexibility with hours would be considered in respect of a suitable applicant. Interested persons should apply in writing with their C.V. to: Mr E.T. Parr Gabites Limited Chartered Accountants P O Box 424, ASHBURTON 7740

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Apply with a brief resume including references by March 8 to: S M Wise Wises Pharmacy P O Box 25 Ashburton 7740 (All replies treated as confidential).

Administration/Reception We have a vacancy for a friendly, efficient office person to join our team. The hours of work will be 8.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday to Friday (not including school holidays) with flexibility to work four days when required. Applicants should have experience in all aspects of general administration and reception duties, proficient in the use of Publisher and general computing systems, accurate accounting skills, effective time management and organisational skills essential. Experience in Enrol, MUSAC and NOVOpay would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given. Please forward your CV and covering letter to the address below. Applications close 15th March 2013. The Principal Hampstead School 55 Wellington Street Ashburton Email:


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Forklift Operators Talley’s Ashburton has Forklift Operator positions available on the Ashburton site. The Ashburton site runs rotating shift patterns. Forklift experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given to the right candidates.

Email a copy of your CV with a cover letter to or complete an application at the guard house on-site.

The Fresh Name in the Freezer

Potato Storage Workers Talley's Ashburton is currently looking to employ individuals for the upcoming potato storage season. This is expected to run from late March 2013, till the end of May 2013. A forklift licence would be beneficial but not absolutely necessary, as all training will be provided. These positions will involve shift work of both Day Shift from 6am – 4pm and Night Shift from 4pm – 2am.

Apply via email to 'The Manager' at or by phoning Thomas Stephens on 021 213 247.

Pivot Assembler Leading Hand ASHBURTON

Irrigation and Pumping, a division of PGG Wrightson, is a full service provider which is well established in the South Island as a leading supplier of turn-key irrigation projects and brands of irrigation equipment. We are currently seeking a full time leading hand to head up our Ashburton based assembly team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a busy and successful team. Working with the Operations Manager – Pivots, you will be the central point of contact, control and co-ordination for our irrigation installs in the wider south island area. The successful applicant will need to display an appetite for success, experience in Pivot assembly with an eye for detail, excellent communication skills, real commitment, determination, and be a strong team player.

Apply now: • Email your CV and covering letter before Wednesday, 13 March 2013. • For further information please contact Robbie Orr, Operations Manager - Pivots on 027 435 6337.

Sales Professional – Jewellery

Helping grow the country

Sales Representative Methven Advanced Feed Ltd. is a manufacturer of predominately dairy feed for high producing dairy herds in Canterbury and West Coast. We are seeking a full-time sales representative to service our current clients and grow our business in central South Island. The role will be based in Mid Canterbury either in Methven or Ashburton.

Are you looking for a career that really shines? This could be the position you’ve been waiting for … We require an enthusiastic sales professional to join the friendly team in our busy jewellery store. Your passion for jewellery needs to be reflected by a high degree To be considered for the position you will be a self starter, of attention to detail and your Seasonal Harvesting eager to hunt for the sale and close it demonstrating friendly and positive attitude will advanced negotiation skills. In addition, excellent Grading and Factory enable you to relate well to our valued customers. communication and relationship building skills are a Staff Required You will be involved in all aspects must and you will have a genuine desire to learn and of the business with a variety We are looking for enthusiastic, communicate about animal nutrition. of tasks keeping you busy motivated team players for our throughout the day. You may be either a seasoned rural sales professional up coming potato and onion Good sales skills are essential and harvest. with experience in the dairy sector and a proven sales Our club requires a permanent previous retail experience would record, or a Lincoln/Massey graduate who is interested casual person to: For more information please call be an advantage. URL Full trainingClosing date a career in animal nutrition. in starting • Organising Course and will be giventested: to the successful With: _______________________________ x x Date:_______________________________ 0800 AGSTAFF checked: applicant. Group Bookings or visit us at: A competitive starting salary including a company • Tournaments, website and In turn you will be rewarded 72 Cass Street vehicle and benefits is offered. programme scheduling with a great work environment, revisions: a wage that incorporates an Closing date of applications is Friday March 15th. • Liaising with sponsors, 3 4 5 additional bonus scheme and1 2Only members and guests progressing to the next round will be $0 $0 $25 candidates $50 $75 great employee purchasing • Administration, emails, contacted. privileges. Flexible hours could be phone contact considered for the right applicant. PLEASE NOTE: Please send your CV to; • Hold or are able to get a that we havefor? prepared this So what are you waiting Liquor license advertisement proof based onPeter our Westaway t: b&w Please post understanding or deliver your CV • Explore future club ofto: the instructions General Manager received. In approving the marketing run date position sort options cost (excl gst) The Manager Methven Advanced Feed Ltd. advertisement, it is client’s responsibility Time For Diamonds part-time Wed 27 Feb Sits Vacant This position will be $297.60 to check the accuracy of both360 the Barkers Road, 86 Tancred Street (15 hours per week). Any advertisement, the media and the Sat 2 Mar $372.80 Ashburton R.D. 12, Rakaia applicant must be flexible with position nominated. 7700 their hours. There is strong Cancellation of adverts booked with Or email: media will incur a media cancellation focus on public relations so fee of $50. excellent communication skills are essential. Computing and Rachel good organising abilities are your contact: skills are prerequisite to this job. Job description on our website www.methvengolf.

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SATURDAY MARCH 2 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am. METHODIST GOODWILL SHOP. Selling goods, Tinwald Methodist Church. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 11.00am. CHILD CANCER FUNDRAISER. Pipers hair cut on the Checker board , East Street. 1.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Assn and golf croquet 2pm -4pm. Richocet 1pm-2pm. Waireka Croquet Club Domain, Philip Street.

1.30pm. MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards.

SUNDAY MARCH 3 8.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am. ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Pack horse track, Kaituna Valley. (medium difficulty level). New members welcome Ph308-6862. Courthouse, Baring Square West. 8.30am. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.00am. ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Harrison Street, Allenton. 9.30am. ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Baring Square Church Lounge. 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service with communion. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street. 10.00am. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mass. Sealy Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown, Cnr Havelock and Park Streets. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street. 10.30am. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 37 Alford Forest Rd, (In Polytechic building). 1.00pm. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic Aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 3.30pm. DAHLIA SHOW, Combined Canterbury/ Ashburton. Open to public, Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 2.00pm - 4.00pm. STAVELEY MUSEUM. Open in the Staveley Village opposite the Staveley Store. 2.00pm - 4.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mixed doubles, Waireka Croquet Club, Domain. Philip Street. 7.00pm. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 37 Alford Forest Rd, (In Polytechic building). 7.00pm. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown, Cnr Havelock and Park Street.

MONDAY MARCH 4 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am. ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF ASSOCIATION. Members will play a BB Stableford round. Drawn pairs. Mayfield Golf Club. 10.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Play group in lounge, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 7.30pm. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets.


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TRADES & SERVICES 4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar phone 0800-368-468

AB CONSTRUCTION Building Services In Ashburton We offer a range of quality building services including: New residential houses. Renovations. Garages. Sheds. Suspended ceilings. Light commercial. Fencing. Decking. Paths. Silos & farm buildings. Contact us today for a free quote. Tobie Hartley 021 0236 7167

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A GREAT days racing at Ashburton Speedway, this Sunday.

SITUATIONS WANTED 44 YEAR old with 30 years farm experience, wanting part-time farm work. Phone Allister on 027-381-3534.

30 TON silo available for hire, Westerfield area. Phone 027-408-7008.

BARLEY/ WHEAT straw. 4 x 3 x 7, 2 yrs old, good quality, covered. Offers, must sell. Baleage also suitable for cattle. Hinds area. HOME handyman available. Phone 0274-766-871. Minor repairs, painting etc. BARLEY/ WHEAT straw. Ph 027-677-1952. 4 x 3 x 7. Hinds area. Phone ROOFING - for all your 0274-766-871 or 303-7476. roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, CAN’T find what you are insurance claims, repairs. looking for? Advertise in the Licensed building Wanted section of the practitioner, Wiki, Vision Ashburton Guardian. Phone Roofing, phone 027-476- 307-7900. 0203. CAT D8 and 40 tonne excavator for hire. Phone 027-474-5243.

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BUILDERS, carpenters wanted. Tractor bricklayers, all advertise in WORK the Ashburton Guardian driving and general farm Experienced and classifieds. Phone 307-7900. work. references available. Phone CLIENTS are waiting 027-939-0861. to hear of your services in the Connections section of RURAL TRADING POST the Ashburton Guardian newspaper. Phone 307-7900. FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-3324549 or 308-4226

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ENTERING farm records? Short of time? We now undertake to enter your farm records for you, using Pcaso Limited's Croptrack Software for Arable. Reasonable rates. Please phone Paul on 027-442-5837. HAYCOVERS made to order or off the shelf standard size. Morrison’s Saddlery and Feed, Racecourse Road. Phone 308-3422.

Senior B And Colts Training Sessions Wednesday and Thursday 6.30pm Smithfield Road Old and new players welcome Register online at Contact Simon Fitzgerald 027 574 6810

RURAL TRADING POST STOCK - buy or sell through the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. TAMA grass seed for sale. Machine dressed. Excellent test. Direct from the grower at $1.80 per kg plus GST. Phone 302-8257.


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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Your next job Your next house Your next car

Your next event Your next purchase Your next sale

To place an ad, call 307-7900 or

guardianrealestate Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008


Hastings McLeod Ltd






WEB ID AU27080 WESTSIDE 38 Cameron Street This very sunny three bedroom townhouse opens out to sunny private patio. AUCTION TOMORROW AUCTION 11.00am, Sat 17th November, 2012 On site, 38 Cameron Street, Ashburton

VIEW Sunday 18 Nov 11.00 - 12.00pm


OPENSOMERS HOME MOUNT 134 Ashburton Gorge Road Four bedroom family home appears sound but needs a little TLC. Spacious living area. Extensive deck overlooks attractive well planted surrounds and courtyard. Mt Somers township offers a short drive to a variety of lake and high country pursuits. Take a breath of fresh air.


FINAL NOTICE 2 WESTSIDE 52B Farm Road VIEW Saturday 27 Oct 10.00 - 11.00am An excellently presented spacious townhouse set out well to capture plenty AUCTION (unless sold prior) of sun. The new kitchen and bathroom 11.00am, Sat 1st December, 4 areas are superb, private back yard with 2012 room to potter. Popular location.




Deadline Sale Closing 15 November @ 4pm.



WEB ID AU27477 WEB ID AU27477 WEB ID AU27552 RAKAIA RAKAIA WESTSIDE Mackie Street 42 Mackie 42 Street 20 Pages Road 2023sqm landscaped on very two tidy treed and 2023sqm landscaped property Nestledoninproperty two this lovely titles (subdividable). 3/4home bedroom home titles (subdividable). 3/4 bedroom shrubbed garden is this very sunny with great indoor/outdoor flow. Central with great indoor/outdoor three flow. bedroom Central home with a generous on corner section. Idealarea. family location on location corner section. open Ideal plan family lounge Two generous home, opportunity investment opportunity or home, investment bedrooms or and bathroom upstairs. Full retirementDeadline prospects. Deadline Sale bedroom retirement prospects. bathroom Sale and master closing Fridaydownstairs. 7th December. closing Friday 7th December. Separate laundry and large garage. Be sure to view. VIEW Sunday 18- 12.00pm Nov 11.00 - 12.00pm VIEW Sunday 18 Nov 11.00double










$265,000 $265,000 WEB ID AU27214 WEB ID AU27214 RAKAIA RAKAIA Mackie Street 46 Mackie46 Street Three brick bedroom home on large Three bedroom homebrick on large section. family home section. Ideal familyIdeal home handy to handy to and school. Goodand garaging and shops and shops school. Good garaging useful sheds. living spilling useful sheds. Open planOpen livingplan spilling sunny patio. Mature onto sunnyonto patio. Mature trees and trees and shrubs shrubs

ASHBURTON ASHBURTO Open Day: Sunday, March 3, 2pm - 4pm 3

VIEW 17-Nov 11.30 - 12.00pm VIEW Saturday 17Saturday Nov 11.30 12.00pm AUCTION AUCTION (unless sold(unless prior) sold prior) 11.30am, Sat 8th December, 2012 11.30am, Sat 8th December, 2012 on site on site



VIEW 18 -Nov 10.00 - 10.45am VIEW Sunday 18 Sunday Nov 10.00 10.45am

West Street ASHBURTON Telephone 03 30 217 West Street ASHBURTON Telephone 03 307 9176 4 3 4 3

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DEADLINE SALE 7/12 SUNNY HOME WEB ID AU27477 RAKAIA 42 Mackie Street 2023sqm landscaped property on two titles (subdividable). 3/4 bedroom home with great indoor/outdoor flow. Central location on corner section. Ideal family home, investment opportunity or retirement prospects. Deadline Sale closing Friday 7th December.



WEB ID AU27462 WEB ID AU27462 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE Maynard Place 5 Maynard5 Place Nestled away inrear a private Nestled away in a private sectionrear section this largehome spacious home offers plenty. this large spacious offers plenty. Four bedrooms. Four bedrooms.




WEB ID AU27081

WEB ID AU27553 WEB ID AU27553 WEB ID AU27214 WESTSIDEWESTSIDE RAKAIA 131 Belt Road 131 Belt Road 46 Mackie Street A popular west side location idealhome first on large A popular west side location Three - ideal bedroom first -brick home or investment property. Three home or investment property. section. Three Ideal family home handy to open plan living withgaraging and bedrooms, bedrooms, sunny opensunny plan shops living andwith school. Good easy care section. New heat pump,heat easypump, care section. useful New sheds. Open plan living spilling carpet throughout. carpet throughout. onto sunny patio. Mature trees and Deadline Closing 29th November Deadline Sale ClosingSale 29th shrubs November @ 4pm. @ 4pm. VIEW Sunday 18 Nov 10.00 - 10.45am

VIEW Friday 16- 11.15am Nov 10.30 - Ltd 11.15am VIEW Saturday 17- Nov 10.00 - 10.30am VIEW Saturday 17 NovMcLeod 10.00 - 10.30am VIEW Act Friday 16 Nov 10.30 VIEW Saturday Nov9176 10.00 10.30am Hastings McLeod Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 Hastings Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents 217 West Street ASHBURTON Telephone 0317307 2008



WEB ID AU27549 WEB ID AU27549 WEB ID AU27462 TINWALD TINWALD EASTSIDE 128 Melcombe Street Place 128 Melcombe Street 5 Maynard Tidy three bedroom home ample rear section Tidy three bedroom home Nestled with ample away with in a private garaging a wide of home offers plenty. garaging and a wide and range this oflargerange spacious including hobbies room, a outbuildingsoutbuildings including hobbies Four bedrooms. room, a 'mana cave' and a host of other sheds 'man cave' and host of other sheds VIEW Saturday 17 Nov 11.30 - 12.00pm and a glasshouse. Secure 1012sqm and a glasshouse. Secure 1012sqm AUCTION section. that A property that(unless must sold be prior) section. A property must be 11.30am, Sat 8th December, 2012 viewed. viewed. on site

WEB ID AU27553 WESTSIDE 131 Belt Road A popular west side location - ideal first home or investment property. Three bedrooms, sunny open plan living with heat pump, easy care section. New carpet throughout. Deadline Sale Closing 29th November @ 4pm.

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ASHBURTON ASHBURTON WestASHBURTON Street ASHBURTON Telephone 03 307 9176 217 West217 Street Telephone 03 307 9176


RANGE $245-265,000 IDEAL FIRST HOME WEB ID AU27549 TINWALD 128 Melcombe Street Tidy three bedroom home with ample garaging and a wide range of outbuildings including hobbies room, a 'man cave' and a host of other sheds and a glasshouse. Secure 1012sqm section. A property that must be viewed.

ASHBURTON HastingsLtd McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Agents Real Estate Hastings McLeod Licensed under the Real Estate Act Agents 2008 Act 2008 217 West Street ASHBURTON Telephone 03 307 9176










WEB ID AU27080 WEB ID AU27080 WEB ID AU27432 WESTSIDEWESTSIDE EASTSIDE 38Street Cameron 70 Street 38 Cameron Grey Street This very three bedroom This very sunny threesunny bedroom Enjoy the charcter of this splendid opens out to sunny townhousetownhouse opens out to home sunny located private in a private very central location. patio.TOMORROW AUCTION patio. AUCTION ThisTOMORROW well presented three bedroom home enjoys open plan living, internal AUCTION AUCTION Sat 17th November, 2012 and secure easy access double garage 11.00am, Sat11.00am, 17th November, 2012 On site, 38 Cameron Street, Ashburton care grounds. Many major items have On site, 38 Cameron Street, Ashburton been upgraded including new roof, insulation and wiring.

WEB ID AU27552 WEB ID AU27552 WESTSIDEWESTSIDE 20 Pages Road 20 Pages Road Nestled in very this lovely very and tidy treed and Nestled in this lovely tidy treed shrubbed garden this very sunny shrubbed garden is this very issunny threehome bedroom with a generous three bedroom withhome a generous open plan lounge area. Two generous open plan lounge area. Two generous bedrooms and upstairs. bathroomFull upstairs. Full bedrooms and bathroom bathroom master bedroom bathroom and masterand bedroom Separate laundry downstairs.downstairs. Separate laundry and large and large double sure to view. double garage. Begarage. sure to Be view.

$245,000 $245,000

WEB ID AU27432 WEB ID AU27432 EASTSIDEEASTSIDE 70 Grey Street 70 Grey Street Enjoy theofcharcter of this splendid Enjoy the charcter this splendid home in a very central location. home located in located a very central location. This well presented three bedroom This well presented three bedroom home enjoys living, internal home enjoys open plan open living,plan internal access double access double garage andgarage secureand easysecure easy careMany grounds. Many major care grounds. major items haveitems have been upgraded including been upgraded including new roof, new roof, insulation and wiring. insulation and wiring.

Carters Estate offers a unique lifestyle choice not previously found in Ashburton. A

relaxing park like setting with attractive plantings already in place……wander out and practice your golf on the pitch and putt golf course or have a quiet drink in the pavilion while watching some tennis or just enjoy looking out over the tranquil lake.


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TLC for your VIP


If Guardian photographers missed you at Ashburton maternity, you can send your photographs and details to

Quality Preschool

Directors: Annie Smith and Brenda Leonard Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm, Phone 308 2959, Main South Road

photo supplied

Jaden James Andrada was welcomed into the Andrada family on December 31 by parents Gwen and Joselito and sister Jas and brother Jerome.

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Blythe Izzy Smith was born January 30, weighing 6lb 15oz. Another beautiful daughter for Zinzan and Stacey and wee sister for Stella and Bonnie.

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Bevan Ravenscroft and Kym Pickles are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Harrison Levi Ravenscroft, born February 24, weighing 5lb 12oz.

Andrew and Jess (nee Wallace) Bennett are proud to announce the arrival of Liam David. Liam was born on February 13, weighing 5lbs 11oz.



VIEW Sunday 28 Oct 11.00 - 12 AUCTION (unless sold prior) 11.00am, Sat 10th November, 2012 On Site


Nicole and Doogie Shanahan’s first child, Ayla Jade Shanahan, was born on February 24 weighing 8lb 3oz.

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Dave and Suzanne Wilson are delighted to welcome Charlotte Renee into their family, born on February 12, weighing 7lb 3oz. Pictured with proud big sisters Katelyn and Stephanie.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Your next job Your next house Your next car


Your next event Your next purchase Your next sale

To place an ad, call 307-7900 or PLANTS & PRODUCE


FOR SALE Capital line of mainly Frsn/ Frsnx Weaners From top producing Herd 460Ms 1900Ms/Ha Computer Split 120 from 307 Bw 153 Pw 159

Caulis Tomatoes Lemons Onions Courgette


$2 each 1kg $2 bag 1kg $2 bag 1.5kg $2 bag 1kg $2 bag

Specials available from 26-02/05-03


Contact Tim Hurley

027 4451167 REAL ESTATE

Town House or Small House

Genuine cash buyers Up to $350,000 Please phone/txt 027-477-1429

For Lease 100 in-calf heifers. June 1 delivery. Contact Tim 027 299 6208 PUBLIC NOTICES

Wanted: Standing GRASS LUCERNE MAIZE Contact Rob Pooler ATLAS AGRICULTURE LTD Phone 027 447 4812 Landline 03 302 9244


PLANTS & PRODUCE FRUIT sells fast in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. GREENGAGES, Moorpark Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, Apples, Potatoes, Onions and more. Eddie’s Fresh Fruit, 660 East Street.

PEACHES - don’t miss out. Lovely yellow and white freestone peaches, going quick at Geraldine Orchard IMPORTANT announcements, Farm Shop, 56 Main North share them with Mid Canterbury in Road, Geraldine. the Guardian classifieds. Phone TOMATOES: sauce tomatoes 307-7900. now at Geraldine Orchard Farm Shop, 03-693-9514.


MOTORCYCLES RACING bikes, buy or sell in APPLES - picking our own the Motorcycles section of Royal Gala - taste the the Ashburton Guardian difference, hear the crunch. Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. Geraldine Orchard Farm Shop, 56 Main North Road, Geraldine. MEETINGS & EVENTS

APRICOTS last of Moorpark in now at Geraldine Orchard Farm Shop, open all weekend. 03-693-9514.

BOUQUETS and Plants for Sale at Smithfield Flowers, 211 Smithfield Road. Chrysanthemums are now in flower. $5 bunches or $10/$15 for gorgeous bouquets. Variegated Weigela, Marquerite Daisies, Daphne all $6. See our Facebook page. We are at the Ashburton Market this weekend.

The Green Grocer

Stock Feed Wanted


PIPER HAIR CUT 11am Saturday, March 2 at Checker Board If wet in Redmonds Furnishing Shop, East Street Coin trail

Church Services

Fresh Fruit & Vege

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Thursday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm

Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

We hope to see you this Sunday!


Fire Control Measures – Open Air

PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON – Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Gorge Pursuant to Section 19 of Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 notice is hereby given that a Prohibited Fire Season has been declared from midnight Friday 1 March 2013 for the Rakaia Gorge and Ashburton Lakes areas to the Main Divide west of a line from the Rakaia River, up Hutt Stream and along the ridge to Mount Hutt thence a line to Mount Alford to Mount Somers to Mount Barrosa and the Rangitata River at Boundary Stream, basically the border between the plains and the foothills. This means that the lighting of all fires in the open air in the above referenced part of the Ashburton District is forbidden, with the exception of gas fired barbecues and gas cookers. RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON – Ashburton Plains A Restricted Fire Season remains in force for the plains area of Ashburton District to the east of the above referenced boundary line. This notice shall remain in force until further notice.



JO Giles A Grade Memorial this Sunday, Ashburton WHEEL alignments at great Speedway. prices. Maximise the life RACING car parts, trade of your tyres with an or sell them in the Motoring alignment from Neumanns Section of Ashburton Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Guardian Classifieds. Phone Street. Phone 308-6737. 307-7900. SAVE money, by advertising your vehicle in the Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

MEETINGS & EVENTS Ashburton Fanciers Society

Poultry Auction April 14, 2013 Entries close March 28, 2013 Write for selling schedule to: B Glassey No 4 RD Ashburton

2013 GAME SEASON BALLOT FOR HUNTING STANDS Applications will be received from licensed game hunters, up to 5:00 pm on Friday 15th March 2013 for the occupation of hunting stands on Council controlled properties at: Wainono Reserve, Waimate (adjacent to Lk Wainono) up to 6 stands (dependant on water levels). All Day Bay (Sth of Oamaru) up to 3 stands (dependant on water levels). Devils Bridge (Oamaru) 3 stands. Ealing Springs (Rangitata) 1 stand for 4 hunters – all 4 hunters must be named on the application. Tagging Day is Sunday 7th April at 10:00 am. Further information may be obtained by phoning Bernadette on (03) 615 8400, or emailing to, or writing to PO Box 150, Temuka to which applications should be forwarded. J P GRAYBILL Chief Executive


DON GEDDES Principal Rural Fire Officer




AKAROA - CHARMING, spacious holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village.. Phone Brian 307-8000 or 308-6180.

AKAROA - Spacious holiday home with great views. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, heatpump, flat section with boat parking. Close to shops. Phone 302 8028.


MID Canterbury Production Car Champs, this Sunday, at FUNCTION/party equipment Ashburton Speedway. available for hire. Marquees, UPCOMING events and tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, meetings in the Ashburton cooking equipment, heaters more. See U-Hire Guardian classifieds. Phone and Ashburton. 588 East Street. 307-7900. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8am- 12.30pm. Ph LIVESTOCK & PETS 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460 BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-3227626.

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

10.30am Worship Every Sunday Assembly Of God 63 Princes Street Sunday Meeting 10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome

All Welcome

Minister: Rev David Bayne Ph 307 7355

Enquiries Phone 308-8699 Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website

Heart to God And Hand to Man Celebration Service and Children’s Programme

10.00am You’re very welcome! Cnr Cass & Cameron St 308 7610 - 308 7062

GRAZING CAN’T find what you are looking for? Advertise in the Wanted section of the Ashburton Guardian classifieds, call today on 307-7900.

10am Morning Service Speaker: Rodney Francis LIFE 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Creche Available Refreshments to follow 4.30pm Hour of Power YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

GARAGE SALES BARGAIN hunters can find treasure at Garage Sales advertised in the Guardian classifieds. Ph 307-7900.

GARAGE sake, Church Street, 8.30am - 11.30am. FLOAT hire - single, double Everything must go. and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & GARAGE Sale. Old and new, Feed. Phone 308-3422 any- clothing - women’s and time. children’s plus shoes and assorted items. Oxford Street, 8am.

Grazing Wanted Weaners, Yearlings and In-Calf Dairy Cows, short or long term. Totally managed contracts. Contact: John Benefield Cellphone No. 027 227 6075


RENTAL equipment, advertise yours in the PEA STRAW - clean, weed Ashburton Guardian. Phone free. $5 per bale, delivered to town or $4.50 pick up. Ph 307-7900. 302-2891 or 027-269-3744.

FOR SALE FOR SALE - 1987 Zephyr caravan. 4 berth, double awning. Excellent condition. $12,000 or n.o. Current warrant and registration. Ph 027-630-7508. FOR SALE. Upright freezer, 82 litre, 3 drawer, 6 years old. Excellent condition. Phone 303-9881. ONE for free ‘For Sale’ classified advertisement in the Ashburton Guardian when you buy two. – Phone 307-7900.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 2, 2013

Guardian Classifieds the destination for...

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To place an ad, call 307-7900 or EDUCATION


your success

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Great range of programmes

Courses starting soon

Certificate in Parenting and Care of Children (Level 2)

Aoraki’s programmes are vocationally

Gain or build your skills and knowledge necessary to effectively care for children.

orientated and have been developed in collaboration with industry. They will equip you well for employment and provide a firm foundation for future study.

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HOSPiTALiTY iNFORMATiON TEcHNOLOgY MEdiA OUTdOOR EdUcATiON & SPORT TRAdES For all of our programmes visit or phone 0800 426 725 All programmes *subject tosupporting approval and your sufficient numbers success

FREE BUS for 2013 to the Timaru Campus* *Conditions Apply


0800 426 725 GRAZING

Grazing Wanted • March/April for 150 R2yr heifers • From now to May 2014 for 150 calves Grazing available for heifers from May to May on irrigated property. Looking for new graziers in Mid Canterbury and Selwyn areas.

Contact Greg Tait

027 378 6314 FOR SALE

supporting your success


March 23 & 24, 2013

Southern Therapies School of NZ, Oamaru Cathy Searle (03) 437 2366 MRNZ, NZCHP, NZROHA, Cert Ad Ed ENTERTAINMENT


ASHBURTON Speedway is where you should be this Sunday, for a great days CARAVAN for sale. Zephyr 460. Very good condition. entertainment. $10,000 ono. Phone 308-9051.



99EXTEND your education, look to up-skill in the Education section of the Ashburton Guardian QUICK sale of your business GET in early. Dry firewood - Classifieds. in the Ashburton Guardian $170 per load. Ph 027-439Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. LEARN while you work, lots 9322. of opportunities in the Education section of the SCOOTER’S - new and Ashburton Guardian. WORK for yourself by secondhand three and four owning your own business, wheel electric scooters and NEW qualifications extend advertised in the Ashburton wheel chairs. Call Fred your Classifieds in abilities, check Guardian Reddecliffe at Electric for training courses in the Business Sell section. Mobility Ashburton today. the Ashburton Guardian To place Classifieds phone Phone 308-3602. Classifieds under Education. 307-7900.

The course covers: • Education in the early years • Child Development in the early, middle and teenage yrs • Pregnancy • Home Management • Life skills • Parenting skills • Health and safety in the home • First Aid • Working with support Starts: 11 March groups and catering for Fee: $25* special needs • And much more Campus: Ashburton

Certificate in Life Skills (Level 1) Incorporates the National Certificate in Employment Skills



For Ladies Only


Deep Tissue Sensual Massage. Service professional executed by Orientally trained, English educated Frenchman. The ability to help every woman release her ‘inner goddess’ through relaxation, stimulation, liberation and satisfaction. Put back into your inner soul what modern life subdues. Allow 1-2 hours per appointment. At your choice of venue. Chaperone acceptable. Discretion, cleanliness and hygiene are mutually expected. Talk to Jacques 021 0269 3636 for your needs and fees. In my world the ladies come first.

468 Longbeach Road Three Bedrooms Web ID AS480 $290 per week 162 Alford Forest Rd Two Bedrooms Web ID AS483 $280 per week 1 / 349 Burnett Street Two Bedrooms Web ID AS489 $260 per week 49 Princes Street Four Bedrooms Web ID AS485 $370 per week


20A Eton Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS492 $350 per week

YAMZO - Asian new sweet exciting classey 25 year old. Busty DD, nice body. Amazing massage. Phone 021-048-6053.

15 Ludlow Drive Three Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Web ID AS491 $450 per week

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL This popular, practical course is specially designed for those who wish to make a change for the better in their life. You can learn at your own pace in your own place and will have a personal coach to help you achieve the Certificate in Life Skills (Level 1). The course covers: • Basic employee rights and responsibilities. • Financial management • Goal setting NO TUITION • Effective communication • Own personal wellness FEES* • Employment seeking Campus: Ashburton • Future employment/ education options

Certificate in Business Ownership

Would you like to run your own business? Learn all you need to know about researching a business idea, writing a business plan, marketing and finance.

supporting your success

• Are you already in business? Perhaps you need to update or even do a business plan. supporting your success Starts: 6 April • Learn on-line at your own pace with workshops Fee: $265* in Ashburton Campus: Ashburton • 12 weeks part-time *Domestic student fees only shown

References required

Alana 0274 736 825 Michelle 027 77 66 497

FOUR - five bedroom house, ten minutes from Ashburton, 15 minutes to Methven. View at Great family home. Rent by negotiation. Phone 302-4990 or 0274-819-834. GET in touch with renters. Place an advertisement in the Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. PROPERTY INVESTORS Distance yourself from tenant and management problems. Have your property managed independently, professionally and cost effectively. Property management is our sole focus 24/7. Call B&N Properties Ltd now, phone 021-1604565.

Better in Blue

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL LARGE one bedroom, fully self contained flat, ensuite, separate lounge and kitchen. Nice grounds. $245 per week including power. Phone 027281-4303.

Birthday Greetings

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0800 426 725

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287


landscape supplies

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

FOR SALE supporting your success

East Street, Phone 307 0456


William Armstrong Happy 7th Birthday for tomorrow William!! All our love Mum, Dad, Daniel, Rebecca and Emily.

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Huge end of summer clearance. Call in and grab a baragin! ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ANGEL tall, busty and attractive, in/out calls. Phone 022-174-4102. ATTRACTIVE and busty. No texting. Everyday. No W’s. Phone Zoe 021-023-39-259.

Lacey Wallace Happy 3rd Birthday Lacey. We love you lots !! Love all your family xxx

Amelia-Hood-Rhodes Happy 7th Birthday. Have a great day. Love Mum and Dad.

Happy Birthday


Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 2, 2013

WEEKENDservices medical services HML ( Homecare Medical Limited) - Ring 0800 700 155

by an adult. CHALMERS WARD (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) — OPEN VISITING. MATERNITY WARD — DAILY, 10am - 8pm. Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from 7am - 10pm. TUARANGI HOME (Cameron Street) — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. ASHBURTON REST HOMES: COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting.

for FREE 24 hour health advice.

DUTY DOCTORS This service is for emergency medical care only. Please remember your Community Services Card. Dr Cox, Moore Street Medical Centre, will be the duty doctor for Saturday until 8am Sunday. She will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 3066. Emergency phone until 8am Sunday 0800 700 155. Dr Sparks, Moore Street Medical Centre, will be the duty doctor for Sunday until 8am Monday. He will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 3066. Emergency phone until 8am Monday 0800 700 155.

EMERGENCY DENTIST If you do not have or cannot contact your regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend dentist in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

helpline services ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

METHVEN AND RAKAIA AREA - For weekend doctor

LIFELINE - Toll-Free Number: 0800 353 353 community services ART GALLERY

Phone 308 1133. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday 10am-1 pm; Sunday 1pm – 4 pm

service, phone Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700.



WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Keeley, 308 4432 or 0274 342 646

Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm.



Baring Square East, Ashburton. Phone 308 3167 Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm Closed Statutory Holidays only. Groups by arrangement - phone 308 3167

Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350

VETERINARIANS VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Andrew Robinson. Small: Ian Hodge Full emergency service all weekend. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. CARE VETS - Ph 308 2327, 246 Tancred Street. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: refer to VET ENT RIVERSIDE. Saturday morning clinic: 10am - 2pm. CANTERBURY VETS - Phone 307 0686, West Street Clinic, Main Road, Methven. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Sinead Dunne. Ashburton Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. ASHBURTON SELWYN RAKAIA VET SERVICES – Phone 307 8565, 16 Mitcham Rd, RD2, Ashburton. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Large: Ben Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 307 5195, cnr East Street and Smithfield Road. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Hazel Foley, Small: Reon McMurtrie. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon.

POST DELIVERY CENTRES — Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS — Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm

Wises Pharmacy, Countdown Comlex, East Street, will be VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP ~ 24 hour number open from 9.30am until 12 noon on Saturday and from 10am - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - direct dials until 12 noon on Sunday and from 6pm till 7pm both evenings. to a volunteer. Ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message on HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS answer-phone. ASHBURTON HOSPITAL ALCOHOL DRUG HELPLINE - Call us free on GENERAL WARDS — (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2pm (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days. until 4pm & 6pm until 7.30pm. Children must be accompanied


animal services DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL - 24 hour


and emergency details please phone Methven 302 8105. For ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE medical attention during the weekend there are drop in clinics Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm visit for more information. STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm from 11am - 12noon and 5pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday.


In the event of medical or accident emergencies DIal 111 Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES — Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.


Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and If you want to drink that’s your business, if you want to stop emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons that’s ours. requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty MENTAL HEALTH - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment for the Crisis Team. at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners referral SAFE CARE - ~ 24 hour rape and sexual assault note. crisis support. Phone 03 364 8791



ASHBURTON — Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. METHVEN — Saturday and Sunday 10am until 3pm. Phone 302-8955 or

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Guardian Weekend Weather


Saturday, 2 March 2013



Wa i m a k a r i r i





Map for Saturday












Wind km/h less than 30 Waimate

30 to 59 60 plus

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing 6

9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Monday 9 noon 3

morning min

fine fine fine fine fine fine fine showers cloudy cloudy fine cloudy showers
















9 pm


18 15 16 14 14 15 12 13 13 10 8 11 10

25 28 24 26 20 22 24 18 23 23 22 22 19










4:06 10:24

The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:12 am Set 8:17 pm Bad

Bad fishing Set 11:49 am Rise 10:16 pm

Last quarter 5 Mar 10:54 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:13 am Set 8:16 pm Bad

Bad fishing

A southwest flow affects the country throughout the period, and a weakening front moves over the North Island tomorrow. A trough crosses southern South Island later tomorrow and a second trough late Tuesday, both bringing strong westerlies about southern coast. A ridge of high pressure begins to build over the South Island on Wednesday. 113.2 4.57 6.01 45.1

Set 12:58 pm Rise 10:59 pm

New moon 12 Mar 8:53 am

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday Temperatures °C

Good fishing Set 2:06 pm Rise 11:48 pm

First quarter 20 Mar 6:28 am

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


Ashburton Airport

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Mar 2013 min to date to date


Wind km/h

max gust

21.0 12.6




96.2 SW 39

Christchurch Airport 22.6 12.7







79.0 SE 37

Average Average

Timaru Airport Average







21.9 11.6



2 2 1

110 86 91

Fine spells. Cloud increasing in the afternoon with isolated showers in the south. Wind at 1000m: NW changing SE in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h changing S during the afternoon.

Cloudy periods, isolated showers clearing later. Light winds inland, southwesterlies about the coast dying out in the evening.

MONDAY Mainly fine, a few late showers possible. Southwesterlies about higher ground, otherwise light winds.


Mainly fine with light winds.

Mainly fine. Northwesterlies developing, strong about higher ground.

WEDNESDAY Cloudy periods, chance showers. Northwesterlies.

S 50

Adelaide Amsterdam Bangkok Berlin Brisbane Cairns Cairo Calcutta Canberra Colombo Darwin Dubai Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt

FZL: Above 3000m

Cloudy periods, isolated showers clearing later. Wind at 1000m: Light at first, NW later. Wind at 2000m: SW, strong at times.

WEDNESDAY Mainly fine. Northwesterlies easing.

World Weather Forecast for today


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

FZL: Above 3000m



NZ Situation

Rise 7:14 am Set 8:14 pm Good


Cloudy periods, a few showers. Light winds.

Source: Environment Canterbury 1:45

Low cloud retreating to the coast in the morning and fine spells developing, but cloud increasing again from afternoon. Southwest breezes.


River Levels





Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill


m am 3 3


Midnight Tonight

NZ Today







TUESDAY: Mainly fine. Light winds.



Canterbury High Country

MONDAY: Cloudy spells, a few showers. Light winds.




Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, early afternoon fine spells. Southwest. TOMORROW: Cloudy spells, chance shower. Light winds.




Ashburton Forecast

fine cloudy showers cloudy rain showers fine fine fine rain showers fine cloudy cloudy fine

17 -2 26 -1 21 25 13 18 9 23 25 21 3 3 -2

29 6 35 7 25 33 29 33 21 32 32 33 7 9 7

Geneva Hobart Hong Kong Honolulu Islamabad Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Madrid Melbourne Moscow Nadi New Delhi

Compiled by © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2013

cloudy fine drizzle fine fine rain thunder showers fine cloudy fine fine snow showers fine

-2 13 15 20 8 25 15 25 1 13 0 14 -8 24 13

6 22 21 27 25 32 30 32 6 27 11 27 -8 31 27

New York Paris Perth Rarotonga Rome San Francisco Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Washington Zurich

rain cloudy fine rain rain showers fine thunder snow showers rain fine drizzle cloudy cloudy

0 1 16 25 4 10 -4 24 -6 18 15 8 4 -3 0

6 6 29 29 14 19 4 32 1 23 21 23 13 4 4

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Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, March 2, 2013