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One-way door after 1am BY SUE NEWMAN


A new policy that will force late night drinkers to be at their bar of choice before 1am could be a mixed blessing for hospitality outlets, Ashburton Trust chief executive Giles Beal says. New rules around late night drinking will allow bars to open until 3am but will not allow patrons to enter after 1am. This will provide new marketing opportunities for bars but it will also increase security costs, Mr Beal said. “It will encourage operators to keep customers on their premises, but there’s not a lot of evidence the one-way door policy works. It will create costs and challenges for bars.” He has been a member of the working group that hammered out the details of the district’s draft local alcohol policy (LAP) and believes it is a good outcome for the community. “The policy that’s been put out is far more sensible than what’s been coming out of places like Christchurch. We didn’t get our own way on all of it but the point of the legislation that’s driven this was to focus on the harm that’s

done by alcohol.” In trying to minimise the opportunities for harm it was easy to focus on on-licences that were professionally run but the majority of harm did not occur in supervised premises, Mr Beal said. “Seventy five per cent of alcohol is consumed at home and that’s where the majority of the harm occurs. It’s incredibly hard to regulate this. And one of the things that does worry me with the LAP is the monitoring and the enforcement of the policies.” The trust would be making submissions on the policy but Mr Beal said the document was substantially a good one. “I do think the council should be applauded for taking an inclusive approach to the situation. We have to accept there will be change. They’ve been sensible in what they’ve done but no one will be totally happy.” One group of retailers that will not be happy will be those who run convenience supermarkets that open at 5am. Currently they can sell liquor throughout their trading hours. Under the new regulations they will be restricted to off-licence hours – 8am – 9pm.



Ashburton Trust chief executive Giles Beal (left) and operations manager Andrew Cleverley with a sign that could be the way of future late night trading for bars in the Ashburton District. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 011013-TM-077

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Wallabies ready for lasers

Wallaby Christian Lealiifano is unfazed by the prospect of lasers being flashed at him when he’s goal kicking in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Rosario. Argentine rugby is getting an unwanted reputation for poor crowd behaviour in the form of laser-wielding fans who seek to distract the opposition. A laser light was flashed on the ball as All Blacks five eighth Aaron Cruden lined up a conversion attempt in last weekend’s 33-15 win over Argentina in Mendoza. And last year in Rosario Australia’s goal-kicker Mike Harris complained of a laser being shone on him after his only miss from eight attempts in the Wallabies’ 25-19 victory over Argentina.




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A three-metre high bronze statue of the science fiction crimefighting cyborg RoboCop is to be erected in Detroit in the United States. The 1987 science fiction movie was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit. A movement for a RoboCop statue started in 2011 after a social networking campaign took off in support of the project, quickly raising money to make it happen. Brandon Walley, of the Imagination Station, says the statue “will add nicely to Detroit and the rejuvenation that’s happening here”.

Native New Zealand birds could soon be released as official Lego kits. A British bird lover is building models of kiwi and kakapo and hopes to persuade the famous toy company to mass-produce them. Thomas Poulsom is planning to build a series of seven birds for each continent. He’s already created models of the kiwi and kakapo, as well as other birds from the Southern Hemisphere including the kookaburra. He has submitted his collection to a website for new Lego ideas where provided he gets 10,000 supporters - Lego will consider making it an official product. Some of the birds are true to life-size.

Stewart Island gets levy It’s taken 35 years of determined lobbying and a law change, but Stewart Island/Rakiura finally has a visitor levy. Between 35,000 and 37,000 visitors are expected to pay the $5 charge in the first year, netting about $175,000. The money will go into a special fund for visitor enhancement projects, to be administered by the Southland tourism body Venture Southland. Most visitors arrive by ferry, aeroplane or cruise ship and the Southland District Council has struck a deal with operators and Cruise New Zealand for the levy to be built into the the cost of passengers’ tickets.


The Doctor comes to NYC Doctor Who fans have launched a petition online to have the Empire State Building in New York lit up TARDIS blue to mark the 50th anniversary of the cult sci-fi show on November 23. The campaign on has garnered more than 14,000 signatures since it went live last week, and it is just a few hundred shy of reaching its goal of 15,000. In a post on the website, organisers write, “This is the first time a sci-fi show has lasted 50 years. It’s a landmark occasion. he Doctor has visited NYC many times over the years, most recently earlier this season. Now NYSciFi & Fantasy (www.NYSciFi. com) wants to bring NYC to The Doctor to celebrate!


Ashburton Herb Society - Do you grow herbs in your garden but would like to find out more about them? Then join the Ashburton Herb Society! The group meets at 1.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month and provides friendship and support for anyone with an interest in the subject. Call Monica on 307 1142 or Thelma on 308 7146 to find out more. On the couch - Ross

Kemp on Gangs, BBC Knowledge, 9.35pm. Ross Kemp travels to Kingston, Jamaica, the murder capital of the world, where gangs are historically aligned to Jamaica’s two political parties. Kemp discovers the gangs have moved away from their political roots and now engage in a bloody turf war, funded by drugs and driven by tit-for-tat reprisals. Rated: 16.

Out of Town - Childrens Drawing and Printmaking, Waikari War Memorial Hall, 99 Princes St, Waikari. If your child loves drawing, then this is the course to inspire them! In this three day course, students will complete a series of drawings exploring line, shape and texture. They will explore several printmaking processes over the three mornings and produce a variety of beautiful creative

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prints. Children 7-14yrs only. Admission: $72. At the movies - Turbo, Regent Cinema, Ashburton. From DreamWorks Animation comes a high-velocity comedy about a snail who miraculously attains the power of super-speed and a shot at his impossible dream: to win the Indy 500. Voice cast includes Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson and Mario Andretti. Rated: G.

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Fake gun used in robbery By Brendan Manning

Lake Hood on the grid Grow Mid Canterbury board member and Lake Hood resident David West in Wakanui yesterday which is one of many areas east of Tinwald that has benefitted from improved cellphone coverage. photo tetsuro mitomo 011013-tm-037

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Lake Hood residents left wondering how they miraculously received Telecom cellphone reception have David West to thank. More than 100 residents in the area have battled for years to receive cellphone coverage, with many residents searching for rare hotspots in their homes to send text messages while builders have been seen standing at the peak of their structures to make business calls. Mr West is a resident in the area and a member on the Grow Mid Canterbury board, which has advocated for better mobile phone coverage in rural areas. He has been influential in putting the heat on New Zea-


they need to be able to use phones if anything happened,”e said. Lake Hood resident John Skevington said he was still adjusting to the fact he had reception throughout his entire house. “They put another cell in the tower in Tinwald, and hey presto welcome to the 21st century.” Mr West said he was now hoping Vodafone came to the party to ensure full coverage around Lake Hood, however he insisted there was still more work to do to allow cellphone use in other rural pockets of Mid Canterbury. “This has helped significantly but there’s still a long way to go.”

They identified that the tower in Tinwald had the ability to be upgraded at a relatively low cost . . .

land’s biggest phone companies to allow coverage in the area, and Telecom finally folded. “They identified that the tower in Tinwald had the ability to be upgraded at a relatively low cost and that came on about three weeks ago,” Mr West said. “It’s made a significant difference east of Tinwald, in fact just before you rang I had a farmer from Wakanui ring up who was telling me his phone

coverage in the last three weeks is better than it has ever been.” Mr West said although it provided convenience for some residents, with major development projects and events at Lake Hood growing in prominence, it was vital cellphones could be used. “It was an issue from a safety point of view, with rowing regattas sometimes we can have 2000-3000 people there and

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A fake plastic gun used in an armed bank robbery yesterday was found discarded with a jacket in a bar toilet near the scene of the crime. A BNZ bank branch on lower Queen Street in Auckland was robbed of between $100 and $500 in the heist. A Caucasian man, thought to be in his 50s, presented a note and a gun to a teller about 10.20am and made off with a small amount of money, said Auckland City Police communications manager Noreen Hegarty. While in the bank he was wearing a blue beanie with red writing on the front, reading glasses, a heavy, dark, longsleeved jacket, blue jeans and black shoes, and was carrying a shoulder bag over his right shoulder. Moments later the man walked around the corner into the Right Track Bar on Fort Street where he removed his jacket and beanie. When he left the bar he was wearing a pink and yellow short-sleeved checked buttonup shirt with a black, long sleeved t-shirt underneath, blue jeans, black shoes and a cream coloured sun hat. The duty manager at the Right Track Bar said the suspect’s jacket, complete with the fake gun used in the robbery, were found discarded in their toilets by a customer. The BNZ branch was expected to be open today. - APNZ

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Farmers along the route of a recent black grass spill are invited to a meeting tomorrow night. Staged by the Ministry of Primary Industries, the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) and Federated Farmers, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the incursion response planning to get underway this month. Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury grain and seed spokesperson David Clark said farmers were concerned about the spillage which occurred along the route from Tinwald to a seed cleaning plant on Cainbrae Road near Methven, at the end of June. Tomorrow evening’s meeting will be held in the gallery at Hotel Ashburton, from 7pm to 9pm. While intended for affected farmers, the meeting is open to interested parties.

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Retired panelbeater Graham Thompson with the pedal car he is building for children at the Ronald McDonald house. Photo Gabrielle Stuart 270913-GS-016

Pedal car raises funds for sick kids By GaBrielle Stuart

It may not look like much yet, but the pedal car Graham Thompson is building for Ronald McDonald house this year is receiving the same sort of care the retired panel beater once put into restoring Ferraris. From shaping, polishing and painting each panel to painstakingly stamping out each piece of the grill, each piece of the car is crafted by hand for a very special cause. Once finished, the pedal car

will be sent to Christchurch, where it will spend several months shining in showrooms beside full-size cars before being auctioned to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald house. Mr Thompson said that he originally intended the car to stay at the Ronald McDonald house for the children to enjoy, but limited space at the Christchurch house meant they would barely have room to ride it. “The poor little devils have got nothing. They’ve just got


a wee courtyard there, so they just can’t keep it. Hopefully the money raised will do the kids some good.” The pedal car will be a replica of British children’s TV star Brum, a 1920s Austin 7, complete with opening doors and bonnet, a glass windscreen, running boards and miniature tires. Mr Thompson is not just a model car builder, he’s a craftsman: it has taken him 500 hours to complete previous pedal cars, and if that’s what it takes he

will do it again. He has made pedal cars for children around the world and has several on the go, but said that building the model cars begun with a dare. “Someone told me I couldn’t do it. They said I couldn’t make a Bugatti, so I did. It all snowballed from there.” Plenty of local businesses have pitched in to contribute paint, upholstery and materials to the project, which he hoped would be completed early next year.


Better weather on way Ache becomes baby Kiwis hoping for better weather until the end of the year could be in luck. NIWA’s threemonth outlook signals warmer than normal temperatures and average rainfall from October to December. The climate centre’s report, which predicts variations in temperature, rainfall, soil moisture and river flows from normal levels, said those on the east of the North Island and at the top of the south Island were most likely to have above average temperatures during the period. In other parts of the country, average or above average temperatures are likely, with only a 10 to 20 per cent chance of colder than normal tempera-

tures predicted. Rainfall from October to December was expected to be normal or above normal in the upper part of the North Island, with scientists predicting only a 20 per cent chance of falls below normal levels. Gardeners will be pleased to know soil moisture levels are predicted to hold steady - with either normal or above normal levels most likely to occur in the top of the North Island. Near normal soil levels were most likely elsewhere. The report also said river flows in most of the country were most likely to be “near normal”, apart from in the upper part of the North Island where they were most likely be either normal or above normal.

When a woman had a stomach ache on Thursday night little did she know she was pregnant and a baby was on its way. After finishing work for the day Sarah Greig, 22, called in sick to say she would not make it in on Friday believing she was just suffering a bad stomach ache. However, she and her partner Justin Henderson, 22, did not foresee that four hours after she began having cramps she would be giving birth to healthy 7lb 1oz baby boy Thomas Henry HendersonGreig. Miss Greig had no obvious pregnancy symptoms. “At three months I did a test and it said yes and then I thought maybe I should tell people,” she said. Shortly after she thought she had lost the baby when she suffered bad cramps and bleed-

ing. She did a home pregnancy test and it came back negative. “I just carried on,” said Miss Grieg, who lives in Leeston. She also continued to have her period and did not suffer any symptoms. She was tired and had food cravings - putting it down to her work as farm worker which she milks cows and feeds calves. She worked long hours from 5am to 6pm, eight days on and two days off. She continued working hard. After the birth her colleagues felt guilty. “My work felt really bad because they said I was going slower so they were pushing me. I didn’t notice.” Her mother and some of her friends and colleagues noticed she had put on weight but not even her partner knew she was pregnant. People were “shocked”, she said. - APNZ

Australian cut-price airline Jetstar said its New Zealand service put in its best performance for ontime reliability in September, with 89.7 per cent of domestic flights departing within 10 minutes of their scheduled time. August was another high performing month, with 89.4 per cent of flights leaving within 10 minutes of their scheduled departure time, Jetstar said. Grant Kerr, head of Jetstar New Zealand, said the latest results follow a pattern of improved on-time reliability in 2013. In the year to date, the airline’s worst performance was in June, with 76.3 per cent. Jetstar, which is owned by Qantas, was created in response to the establishment in Australia of the budget airline Virgin Blue.

Kiwi chicks die Eight Kiwi chicks have died from respiratory tract infections at Wellington Zoo. The young rowi - the rarest species of Kiwi contracted the infections from a fungus growing on bark they were being housed on. The Department of Conservation (DOC) said the birds, which were already being treated for worms, were removed from the bark as soon as vets suspected a problem. “The respiratory tract infection was caused by the fungus Aspergillus spp. which is commonly found in the environment,” Jo Macpherson, DOC biodiversity manager in Franz Josef, said. “It is thought the birds’ weakened immunity from the nematodes [worms] made them susceptible to this.

TV sets recycled More than 16,000 television sets have been recycled in the lower North Island as part of the TV TakeBack programme, latest Environment Ministry figures show. The figures show 16,232 television sets had been collected from Lower North Island drop-off points in the last month. This brings the total number of sets recycled through the programme, which has already run in Hawke’s Bay and the South Island, to 123,786. Implementation of the programme in different parts of New Zealand coincides with the respective digital switch-over date. In the lower North Island, the analogue signal was switched off on Sunday. - APNZ

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One-way door policy among changes By Sue NewmaN

A one-way door policy after 1am and shorter opening hours for off-licences are two key changes planned for Ashburton’s hospitality outlets. In the Ashburton District Council’s draft local alcohol policy (LAP), proposed rules around the sale, supply and consumption of liquor are spelled out as part of a Government initiative to make local authorities responsible for alcohol issues in their communities. The biggest change proposed is for a one-way door policy in taverns, bars, pubs and nightclubs. This would allow patrons to remain in a premise until 3am but no one could enter that premise after 1am. The change in off-licence hours would create consistency among retailers. Currently some are licenced to remain open until 11pm while supermarkets can sell liquor for the duration of their trading hours. For some, that means from 5am. The draft policy has been developed over several months by a working group made up of council representatives, police,


WHAT’S IN THE LAP? ■ On-licence hours: ■ Tavern - Monday to Sunday, 7am – 3am ■ Restaurant or café Monday to Sunday, 7am – 1am ■ Tavern, pub, bar, nightclub – one way door restriction from 1am ■ Licensed footpath areas - 7am to midnight ■ Off-licences - 8am – 9pm ■ Club licences - Sunday to Thursday, 9am – 10pm ■ Friday and Saturday, 9am – midnight.

health and licensing representatives. It developed the policy using information gathered in two community surveys, from research, in workshops. It also looked at a number of options. An approach that involved the community was the ideal way to develop a policy that would meet community needs, working group chair Jim Burgess said.

■ October 3 – the draft policy is adopted by the Ashburton District Council ■ October 7 – November 8 – public consultation and submissions ■ November 25 and 26 – council consider all submissions on the draft policy ■ Late 2013 – early 2014 – the council will adopt the provisional policy ■ There will then be a opportunity for submitters, the Ministry of Health and the Police to appeal “With policies of this nature it is often difficult to get consensus but the working group believes it has got pretty close on this occasion. The 1am, one way door policy was designed to cap the recurring problem of disorder and violence in the town centre as bar patrons roamed from one establishment to another, Mr Burgess

said. “We’ve stayed with the 3am closing hours to ensure the vibrancy and the economy of late night continues.” The earlier closing time for off-licences would create a degree of separation between drinking at home and going into town to drink on a licensed premise, he said. Change has been signalled for

BYO restaurants, with a new requirement to have a duty manager on the premises if alcohol is being consumed. There is also change for club licence holders with a new requirement to have a qualified manager on the premises when alcohol is being sold or supplied and there are more than 20 people present.


Westie claims $33m Powerball prize after workout A self-proclaimed “westie” from Auckland has come forward to claim the largest ever individual Powerball prize of $33 million. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was driving to work and heard on the radio that the prize was still unclaimed, and realised he’d bought a ticket from the shop that sold the winning ticket. “I live out in West Auckland, but I’d bought a couple of tick-

ets from different places for the Must Be Won draw - and I bought one from One Step Ahead in Ponsonby. “When I heard it was still unclaimed, I thought, ‘you know, it could be me’. But I still went straight to the gym before checking my tickets. I thought, ‘well if I’ve just won $33 million I might not be able to concentrate on getting my exercise done afterwards’, I guess I

didn’t really think it would be me. “I had a couple of tickets and when I checked the first one, it won $33 and I thought ‘that’s pretty good, it’s not $33 million, but it’s pretty good’. “Then I checked the numbers on the other ticket and pretty quickly saw that I had most of the numbers.” In the Powerball Must Be Won draw on Saturday, despite



United Travel staff pack bags for shift

When staff at United Travel pack up their tools of trade on Friday they’ll need some heavy lifting equipment to complete the job. With the West Street building that has been their home for years needing earthquake strengthening work, Kevin Crequer and his team had to find a new place of business. And they found it, just around the corner in the PGG Wrightson building. For most of this week it

will be business as usual for the travel team but come Friday they’ll be on the move. That move will include a 1000 kg safe that will moving with them. The safe dates back to the days when airline tickets were exactly that and travel agents were required to have fire proof safes to store them in. While the big move will take place on Friday, and his business will be officially closed, Mr Crequer said staff will still be on deck for urgent customer queries.

The challenge will be to have everything packed, relocated and computer systems up and running so the team can open, business as usual on Monday morning, he said. With his lease on the West Street building expired, and questions hanging over its future, Mr Crequer knows he was lucky to have a relocation option just around the corner. The building’s owners, Donald and Carol Williamson, were not prepared to comment on the future of the property.

The PGG building that will be United Travel’s new home, is now owned by Tricroft Properties, bought at auction in June after the rural trading company moved to a new premise on West Street. The building covers about 2000 square metres in central Ashburton and spokesman for Tricroft David Williams said at the time of purchase that he had no firm plans for its future. The Ashburton Business Association will also be moving into the new building.

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Local crime plummets BY MYLES HUME


Crime in Mid-South Canterbury has plummeted another 14.1 per cent, as other policing districts in Canterbury struggle to reduce the presence of offenders in their communities. The Mid-South Canterbury policing district’s top cop labelled the figures “outstanding”, pinning the reduction on alcohol-focused operations, crime prevention and a joint force with community organisations. New Zealand Police statistics released yesterday show in the fiscal year to June 30, reported crime in Mid-South Canterbury fell to 5151 cases, that’s 843 fewer incidents than the same 2011/2012 period. Of the reported crime in the district that encompasses Mid Canterbury, Timaru, Waimate and Mackenzie, 52.5 per cent were resolved – the highest rate out of Canterbury’s four policing districts. The district’s area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin welcomed the statistics, which came on the back of a record 17.1 per cent drop in 2012. “That’s 800 offences a year which means 800 less victims and 800 less crimes we have had to deal with, frontline staff will be noticing it,” he said. Across the board crime significantly dropped in the district, however two murders, including that of slain Ashburton mother Sina Solomona, are a blight on figures Mr Gaskin otherwise says largely mirror the work of the police force in the district. “The statistics are an outstanding result. One thing we have really focused on is our concentration on alcohol enforcement, targeting our staff to be in the right areas at the right time. It is better to prevent crime rather than responding to calls.” District council initiatives to tackle alcohol-related crime has helped, while local organisations working with police have created a stronger authoritative presence in the community, Mr Gaskin said. Break in burglaries and thefts

REPORTED CRIME Reported crime in Mid-South Canterbury to year ending June 30 What went down? ■ Total crime – down 14.1% from 5994 to 5151 ■ Illicit drug offences – down 28.3% from 360 to 258 ■ Property damage/environmental pollution – down 1.4% from 1229 to 1212 ■ Unlawful entry, intending to burgle – down 15.3% from 588 to 498 ■ Theft – down 8.3% from 1483 to 1360 ■ Fraud and deception – down 40.9% from 235 to 139 ■ Public order offences – down 21.8 per cent from 855 to 669 ■ Justice, Government security and operations offences – down 17.2 per cent from 169 to 140 ■ Miscellaneous – down 37.5 per cent from 32 to 20 ■ Abduction/harassment – down 21.6% from 194 to 152 ■ Acts intended to cause injury – down 18.8 per cent from 655 to 532 ■ Sexual assault – down 31.9 per cent from 91 to 62 What went up? ■ Weapons and explosives offences – up 5.1 per cent from 79 to 83 ■ Robbery/extortion – up 14.3 per cent from 7 to 8 ■ Dangerous or negligent acts, endangering people – up 6.7 per cent from 15 to 16 What was the same? ■ Homicide – from 2 in 2011/2012 to 2 in 2012/2013.

saw a significant decrease in Mid-South Canterbury, falling 15.3 and 8.3 per cent respectively, while fraud and deception crimes saw the biggest drop of 40.9 per cent. Sexual assault dropped 32 per cent

while acts to cause injury fell 18.8 per cent. Mid-South Canterbury figures make for the most attractive reading in the Canterbury region, which showed an overall 5.4 per cent rise in crime.

Christchurch central saw the biggest influx with 10,272 crimes reported, up 15.1 per cent on the previous year, while North Canterbury and South Canterbury also saw marked increases.

In brief Fly fishing course CanTackle has a few spots left on this year’s fly fishing course, which kicks off tonight. Run by the Caninspire Charitable Trust, and Hunting & Fishing, the course will run over three consecutive Wednesday evenings. The first two will be held at the Cancer Society rooms at 122 Kermode Street, where participants will learn to tie flies for fly fishing, and cast flies, under the expert tuition of Deano Officer. On the final evening these skills will be put to the test at Lake Hood. All three events run from 6pm to 9pm. All equipment is supplied, and there is no cost for CanTackle courses – developed to provide therapeutic support in all its forms for people experiencing illness, trauma or personal loss. Participants are also invited to bring a support person. For more information call Duncan Crozier on 307 8977, or email cantacklenz@

Driving charges James Robert Grant has until October 14 to get his story straight. In the Ashburton District Court on Monday, Judge Joanna Maze questioned the 29-year-old’s excuses for driving in a manner that resulted in charges of driving while disqualified and careless use of a motor vehicle. Grant was observed at the intersection of West and Moore streets during the early hours of June 13. When the traffic lights changed he accelerated rapidly, causing the car wheels to spin and squeal – he told police the stereo was turned up so loud he didn’t realise the tyres were squealing. As for the disqualified driving matter – Grant claimed to be behind the wheel to seek medical assistance for a headache. Judge Maze noted the two excuses were inconsistent. He was remanded at large on both charges for an application for special reasons to be heard.

Legal high charges A dairy owner is the first person in the Wanganui region to face charges over selling “legal highs”. Lina Fan, 49, owner of the Alma Road Dairy in the Wanganui suburb of Gonville, yesterday appeared in the Whanganui District Court charged with possessing non-approved psychoactive substances for sale or supply, two counts of selling or supplying non-approved substances and two of other psychoactive substance offending. Fan has also had her licence to sell approved psychoactive substances suspended by the Ministry of Health. She entered no plea through lawyer Anna Brosnahan and was remanded to reappear on October 22. - APNZ

Kiwi climber scales world-famous peak in record time BY KURT BAYER A New Zealand climber has broken a women’s speed record for free climbing a world-famous US peak. Mayan Smith-Gobat, 34, is in California’s climbing Mecca,

the Yosemite Valley, attempting three ambitious free climbs. And she’s knocked off her first goal in climbing a daunting buttress called ‘Nose’ on the 2307m El Capitan rock formation more quickly than any female has before.

Climbing with American Libby Sauter, the Christchurchbased climber slashed the record by a staggering two hours to five hours, 39 minutes. Smith-Gobat is also planning to become the first woman to free-climb a link-up of El Capi-

tan and the Half Dome formation (1444m) in under 24 hours. Her third challenge, she says, is her toughest: breaking The Nose speed-climbing record for men or women. “In rock climbing, women are close to men, if you look solely

at pure difficulty, but rarely do they compete on the same level as the guys,” said Smith-Gobat, whose latest expedition is partly funded with $10,000 from Sport New Zealand Hillary Expeditions. - APNZ

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Ashburton not in sell-off

Home detention on drugs charges

By Sue NewmaN

Ashburton has been left out of the first wave of Housing New Zealand properties to be offered for sale to first home buyers. Yesterday the Government unveiled its FirstHome policy that will see first home buyers given a hand up to buy an exstate house. Ashburton is not listed in the first 41 properties to come up for sale from October 7 but it could be included in the 26 Canterbury properties (excluding Christchurch) listed as coming up for sale over the next three years. The Government will give buyers of the state houses a 10 per cent deposit, up to a maximum of $20,000. Buyers must be earning equal to or less than the national average - $53,000 for one person or $80,600 for two or more people. The first 41 homes have an average market valuation of $120,000. A total of 100 properties will be available in the first year, with about 400 for sale over the next three years. Ashburton had 188 Housing New Zealand properties. All are occupied and in July there was a waiting list of 15 people or families. Houses making it on to the sell-off list are likely to

Earthquake wake-up call By Patrice DougaN A shallow earthquake that struck close to White Island gave Bay of Plenty residents an early wake-up yesterday. The magnitude 4.2 event centred 20km from the island at a depth of just 5km struck about 3.45am. GNS duty seismologist Caroline Holden said the quake was part of “normal” activity in the area, and was not something to be concerned about. “We monitor closely every time there’s seismic activity in the region, but I don’t think any volcanic activity was received,” she said. “It’s part of the normal seismic activity in the region. If it had been closer to White Island I would be more concerned.” She said because the quake was shallow in depth, it was felt “quite widely” along the coast. “And it was quite a strong one as well so it woke up quite a few people with it,” she said. White Island’s volcanic activity remains at low alert level one. - APNZ

be currently empty and in areas where there is little demand for them because of their size and location. The sell-off is being undertaken as part of Housing New Zealand’s regular review of its portfolio of 69,000 homes to ensure they are in the right place and of the right size for the current market. The state house sell-off deal is part of a raft of changes to the residential property landscape changes that come into effect this month.

Yesterday the opportunity to access KiwiSaver first home subsidies and Welcome Home loans changed with the cap on eligible Ashburton houses lifted from $280,000 to $300,000. Income limits for the two schemes have now been aligned to $80,000 for one buyer and $120,000 for two or more. People accessing either scheme will need a minimum deposit of 10 per cent. On the downside, home ownership just got more difficult for people borrowing from banks

with changes to loan to value ratios (LAVs). The Government now requires banks to have LAVs of more than 80 per cent limited to just 10 per cent of their new housing lending. This forces most borrowers to have a 20 per cent or greater deposit on their new home purchase. In Ashburton, with the average house in the district now selling for around $300,000, a deposit of at least $60,000 will be required for people seeking finance through a bank.

Mobile phones bad for sleep By teuila Fuatai Dragging your phone into the bedroom may be costing you a good night’s sleep, experts warn. Sleep psychologist Dr Michael Hlavac, director of the sleep unit at Christchurch Hospital, said mobiles and other technological devices like iPads were best left outside the bedroom when people were gearing up for a night’s rest. His comments follow a new study from Washington and Lee University in the US, which linked excessive tex-

ting to sleep deprivation. The study, carried out by psychology professor Karla Murdock, examined the sleep and texting patterns of 83 first-year university students. It found a higher number of daily texts was directly associated with an increase in sleep problems. Two behavioural habits were suggested as culprits for this: 1) The fact that students often felt pressured to reply to texts immediately, regardless of the time of day or night. 2) The tendency of many students to sleep with phones

nearby and therefore be woken by alerts from incoming texts. Dr Hlavac said texting before bed was among a number of activities which could interfere with a person’s “sleep hygiene”. “It’s things like watching TVs in the bed, playing on the computer or the laptop or iPad in bed, having a phone in bed or having a phone next to you so you get text messages. “They’re all things which will tend to delay sleep onset and interfere with your ability of getting into a deep sleep early on in the night,” he said. - APNZ

An Ashburton man facing a term of imprisonment was visibly relieved when he received a home detention sentence, during an appearance in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Police uncovered an indoor cannabis crop, a quantity of semi-dried cannabis head, and some leaf material at Phillip Apache Shannon Grey’s home earlier this year. The crop consisting of 38 plants, ranging from 15cm to 42cm in height, was growing in a ventilated tent under lights in a garage on the property. He was charged with possessing cannabis for supply. Police estimated the haul would be worth $20,000 on the street; however Grey’s lawyer contested this – saying the plant material was weighed when it was wet, and would have been considerably lighter when dried. Evidence of intent to supply was only based on Grey’s own admission to “selling the odd tinnie” but he told police the bulk of the cannabis was grown for himself and his brother. A single incriminating text message was found on a phone on the property, but the phone didn’t belong to Grey. Judge Joanna Maze took these factors into account when sentencing Grey. She also queried the police description of the plants as close to harvest, when a number were just 15cm high. However, she said offending was carried out in the presence of a child and a teenager who lived in the home, and that was an aggravating factor. Despite the amount of cannabis uncovered in the raid, Judge Maze said there was no suggestion Grey was operating a tinnie house. She sentenced him to six months home detention, and ordered the destruction of the drugs and paraphernalia.

Drunken mourner gives tolerant cop black eye By Kelli HooKS A lenient cop who chose not to handcuff a drunk man was rewarded with a punch in the face. Terrance Alex McLeod, 24, Masterton bricklayer, had been drinking after attending the funeral of a friend on September 6, according to the police sum-

mary of facts read in the Masterton District Court. Police noticed McLeod in Perry Street, about 10pm, walking all over the road and behaving aggressively towards passing vehicles, and took him into custody to be detoxed. McLeod was not handcuffed because he had been initially

reasonable to deal with, but as he was driven back to the station he punched a constable in the face. In explanation, he said he had become “incensed” when the officer asked him what he was celebrating, because he had been mourning. Defence lawyer Virginia

Pearson said McLeod had been trying to stay out of trouble, and had it not been for the funeral that day and the events that followed, he may well have been able to carry on that path. He was now off alcohol, she said. McLeod was sentenced to 150 hours’ community work. - APNZ

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Woman in court over stabbing

Hunt for alleged rapist continues

A woman who stabbed her partner with a boning knife will serve a home detention sentence for the offending. When Renae Ngarimu Shakaiyah Wilson-McGlinchey last appeared in the Ashburton District Court Judge Joanna Maze had concerns about imposing a home detention sentence with the victim and defendant still living together. Wilson-McGlinchey was charged with wounding with


intent in June, after she attacked her partner with a knife, cutting through his thigh to the bone – causing him to be hospitalised for two days. Judge Maze accepted there had been an element of provocation but said WilsonMcGlinchey’s retaliation was too extreme to count as selfdefence. Yesterday WilsonMcGlinchey’s lawyer said his client and her partner were

now living at different addresses, had registered for relationship counselling, and she had arranged to enroll in an anger management course as soon as the court case was resolved. Judge Maze acknowledged Wilson-McGlinchey’s attempts at rehabilitation, her remorse and the fact she offered assistance immediately following the incident. With this in mind, and concerns about the couple living

together resolved, she handed down an eight-month home detention sentence. The judge also delivered a warning in line with the threestrike law; further convictions for serious violence would result in Wilson-McGlinchey serving any sentence in its entirety, with no possibility of parole or early release. A murder conviction would result in a life sentence without parole.


Man’s body cremated By Brendan manning The body of a man found at 90 Mile Beach had to be cremated because it posed a health and safety risk after being left unclaimed in a morgue for two years, according to a coroner’s finding. When the body of Sunil Kumar Raghava Raju, 25, was discovered on February 13, 2011 there was initially no indication who he was, Coroner Brandt Shortland said. Mr Raju’s body was washed up in a state so decomposed, his ethnicity could not be identified. “His skin pigmentation had deteriorated and there was just nothing that the police could find to identify him or work with. “The cause of death was undetermined at that time, though [there was] a strong belief he at least drowned.” Fingerprints taken from his body proved inconclusive when compared to the police database, Coroner Shortland said. “Mr Raju had never been in trouble with the law in New Zealand, hence no match.” On February 26 that year, police received a report of a missing 25-year-old Indian male. Flatmates of Mr Raju, who was a student in Auckland at the time, had reported him missing when he failed to stay in contact with them. Mr Raju had finished a course and told his flatmates that he was heading to Hamilton to look for work. However, there was no evidence as to whether he actually made it to Hamilton, Coroner Shortland said. How he arrived at Ahipara still remains a mystery, Coroner Shortland said. Police effectively left no stone unturned, but were unable to answer the basic questions on how Mr Raju was even in that area. - APNZ

Radiographers Kirsten Thomas (left) and Jaishree Deb-Choudhury in the mobile BreastScreen South unit, which was in Ashburton in August. The unit features digital-based mammography which offers more efficiency around the reading of mammograms. Photo JosePh Johnson 090813-JJ-020

Breast cancer affects 3000 By morgan tait The number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer has risen, topping 3000 last year for the first time, provisional statistics show. Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicked off yesterday with The Naked Truth campaign which emphasises the “five lesser-known symptoms” of the deadly disease to boost early detection rates. Provisional Ministry of Health figures reveal 3003 woman were diagnosed with breast cancer last year. That was a significant jump from previous years with 2871 diagnosed in 2011 and 2791 in 2010. Breast Cancer Foundation medical adviser Dr Belinda Scott said increased screening may explain the rise, but it could also be health and lifestyle factors. “The numbers are going up

all the time. There has been a 10 per cent increase in the past decade and we have got a lot better at screening and trying to detect cancer earlier. “It may well be that it is more prevalent ... we’re still doing the things that we know are not so good for breast cancer like drinking alcohol, obesity is rising, we are still doing hormone replacement therapy and having children later.” The key to early detection was knowing what to look for; research commissioned by the foundation showed women in this country were largely unaware of breast cancer symptoms. A Colmar Brunton survey found that while 97 per cent of women aged 29 to 39 knew a lump was a symptom, only 39 per cent knew pain and discomfort was. Only 21 per cent were aware nipple discharge could indicate the disease, only 19 per

cent knew what changes in size and shape could mean and just 2 per cent were suspicious of skin and nipple changes. Dr Scott said: “There are things other than just a lump that women can have. There are other symptoms that are just as important. Every day I see women who are absolutely stunned these things mean cancer. “To feel a lump it has to be about 2cm in size, but if you get symptoms beforehand it can be a lot better.” The Naked Truth campaign featuring an advertisement of topless women using inanimate objects including walnuts, cupcakes and balloons to portray breast changes will screen all this month. An original concept of the ad, using actual breasts, was blocked after the Commercial Approvals Bureau deemed showing nipples on television was inappropriate. - APNZ

By Cullen Smith Police hunting the fluoro-vested intruder who raped a young mother in her Sockburn flat last week are speaking to ex-prison imates and known sex offenders. The woman, in her 20s, was at home with her seven-monthold baby last Tuesday morning when the man knocked on the door and duped his way into her Middlepark Road flat saying he was inspecting storm damage in the area. Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Sweeney said the weeklong investigation involving a “core team” of 10 was working all shifts, with extra staff assigned daily to general inquiries. “The investigation team are reviewing a range of possible suspects including prison releases, those on parole and known sex offenders,” he said. “We are continuing to speak to persons of interest and eliminate them from the investigation.” Detective Senior Sergeant Sweeney said police were grateful for information still coming in from members of the public throughout the city. “This information is very useful, and the investigation team is working through these contacts and speaking to those who have called,” he said. Police were working through “numerous sightings” of men similar to a description of the offender, some of which were genuine contractors who had been eliminated from inquiries. The man is described as Maori or Polynesian, aged in his late 40s, tall and of stocky build. He has a large nose with red markings, a slightly bushy moustache and dark mop-like hair almost to his eyebrows and covering his ears. He is believed to be missing one or two teeth from one side of his mouth. Detective Senior Sergeant Sweeney said police were doorknocking and talking to business people in Sockburn. “The investigation is now into a stage where we are assessing information from multiple sources and interviewing potential witnesses to suspicious activity in the area in recent months,” he said. Police had obtained CCTV footage from a number of commercial sites, which was being viewed and assessed. - APNZ

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Ashburton Guardian

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Plan to address late-night alcohol problems Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER


ith the warmer weather here, and the festive season fast approaching, revelers will be out in force over the next few months. And with that an upsurge in nuisance crime often follows. Anyone who frequents the CBD on Sunday or Monday mornings will have encountered the evidence, usually in the form of petty vandalism and littering – and shoppers and business owners are fed up with doorways being used as public latrines. But a new mandatory Local Alcohol Policy (LAP), signed off by the Ashburton District Council in its draft form this week could go some way toward address the problems associated with people sifting from bar to bar in the early hours of the morning. The LAP, which will go out for consultation to seek community views next week, proposes several changes identified as issues in the district. If passed, key elements would be the introduction of a oneway door restriction for all on-licensed premises from 1am until 3am – the latest permissible closing time, and a requirement for off-licenses to close the doors at 9pm. The council is to be congratulated for taking a proactive stance and developing a plan based on consultation with local stakeholders – the other option would have been to pick up the Government’s policy, which would allow bars to remain open until 4am. The one-way door restriction will require punters to be in their bar of choice before 1pm – turn up later and you won’t get in. Penalties for letting people in after 1pm will strictly enforced, and will be monitored by police. This may look like extra work, but police officers don’t have easy time under the current regime. Once adopted the policy should be implemented early next year.

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involved with our recent Recyclable Arts Awards held at Ashburton College on Friday September 20. To the participants in our wearable arts and sculpture sections, the amount of effort put in was amazing to see. To the bands from Mt Hutt College and Ashburton College, you were incredible. Thanks to Wayne Pannet and Michael Petrus for your help

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he Government has had a focus on improving a number of state highways in high population areas for some time now. These are called Roads of National Significance (RONS). Rural and provincial New Zealand argues we are now missing out on our fair share of the Government’s road funding at the expense of RONS. We are certainly not receiving the funding we thought we would be getting from the Government when we finalised our last Regional Land Transport Programme. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain our roads with the funding we have available. Roading and how we go about funding it is one of the most important things Ashburton District Council has to deal with. The district has one of the largest roading networks in the country - 2654 kilometres of which 1164 kilometres is unsealed. Maintaining our roads is expensive. Between 2012 to 2015 our average annual spend is over $9m a year. Over $3m of this on maintenance and operations and close to $6m a year on renewals. A large road network and a modest population means we must pay more per household for roads than most other parts of the country. The council’s annual work programme must be approved by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), which then qualifies us to receive Government funding for a proportion of the cost of the work. This is funded from the National Land Transport Fund made up from petrol tax and road user

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charges. The amount of money the Government gives us is determined by the funding assistance rate (FAR) we qualify for. Rates funding makes up the balance. FARs vary throughout the country from 43% to 89%. Locally, Timaru gets 53%; Mackenzie district gets 53%; Waimate 51%; and Waitaki 56%.The FAR we receive has reduced from 51% to 46% over the last decade, due to the increase in the overall value of properties in the district compared to elsewhere. Our district is deemed to be able to afford to pay more. The last major changes to how FARs are set were made in 1979 - 80. The Government is now mid-way through a full review of its approach to setting FARs. The Council has made recommendations to the Government as part of the review, arguing the current system is not protecting the roading network. We favour a base FAR of 53% for all roading authorities with an adjustment for population density. We believe this will result in a fairer level of Government funding for roads coming to this district. The Council is looking at

other ways it can be more efficient in maintaining the roading network. Working more closely with neighbouring councils on road maintenance is one approach being investigated. We are also forming local roading reference groups to get feedback from road users on getting our maintenance programmes right for particular roads; the number of grades occurring each year on unsealed roads should be based on criteria such as current usage. Another significant piece of work the NZTA are progressing is implementing a national road classification system. This will extend from state highways to our local roads. The Government wants to use the classifications to prioritise its investment in roading. Seven classifications of roads have been proposed. At the highest level sit national strategic roads, most likely state highways, which will get the most funding. At the lowest level are access roads. For towns this will be a road with an average daily traffic count of less than 1,000 vehicles; in a rural area, less than 200 vehicles a day, with less than 25 heavy trucks.

The NZTA’s draft levels of service for the users of such roads are concerning. They include: Reliability, defined as “travel times can vary greatly depending on other users, weather conditions and road condition (gravel)”; Speed, defined as “road users expect to travel at a wide range of variable speeds”; and Resilience, defined as “route may not be available in moderate weather events, unlikely to be alternative route available”. How this would then translate to Government funding its share of the maintenance of our local access roads is a cause for concern. Ashburton District Council, along with other rural and provincial councils, will be carefully watching the Government’s reforms. Both the FAR review and the establishment of a national road classification system have the potential to heavily impact on the funding we receive to help maintain our roads. We will be working hard to get the best result possible for this district. Andrew Dalziel is the chief executive of the Ashburton District Council

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In brief Rocket launched Russia has successfully launched a Proton-M rocket with a European communication satellite on board, marking a return of its most important unmanned space vehicle three months after one exploded on take-off. The launch yesterday from the Baikonur space centre that Russia leases from the neighbouring Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan had been originally scheduled for July 21. But one of the rockets exploded on take-off on July 2, spewing toxic fumes into the atmosphere and dealing another blow to Russia’s onceproud space program. - AFP

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US government shuts down Dusk falls over the Capitol building as the budget battle continues in Washington.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the US government staggered into a partial shutdown yesterday after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. As Congress gridlocked, Obama said a “shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away,” with hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed and veterans’ centres, national parks, most of the space agency and other government operations shuttered. He laid the blame at the feet of House Republicans, whom he accused of seeking to tie government funding to ideological demands, “all to save face after making some impossible promises to the extreme right wing of their party.” House Speaker John Boehner

responded a short while later on the House floor. “The American people don’t want a shutdown and neither do I,” he said. Yet, he added, the new health care law “is having a devastating impact. ... Something has to be done.” There are few issues Republicans feel as passionately about as the health care reform, which they have dubbed “Obamacare.” They see the plan, intended to provide coverage for the millions of Americans now uninsured, as wasteful and restricting freedom by requiring most Americans to have health insurance. The US stockmarket dropped on fears that political gridlock between the White House and a Republican Party influenced by hardcore conservative tea party lawmakers would prevail, though analysts suggested significant damage to the national economy was unlikely unless a shutdown lasted more than a few days.



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A few minutes before midnight, White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell issued a directive to federal agencies to “execute plans for an orderly shutdown”. While an estimated 800,000 federal workers faced furloughs, some critical parts of the government — from the military to air traffic controllers — would remain open. Still, a shutdown would inconvenience millions of people who rely on federal services or are drawn to the nation’s parks and other attractions. Among the immediate casualties was tourism at the Capitol. The visitor centre announced it would be closed “due to a lapse in government funding,” and all tours of Congress suspended. Many low-to-moderate-income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays, and Obama said veterans’ centres would be closed. Some critical services such as

patrolling the borders and inspecting meat would continue. Social Security benefits would be sent, and the government health care programmes for the elderly and poor would continue to pay doctors and hospitals. US troops were shielded from any damage to their wallets when Obama signed legislation assuring the military would be paid in the event of a shutdown. The State Department would continue processing foreign applications for visas, and embassies and consulates overseas would continue to provide services to American citizens. Any interruption in federal funding would send divided government into territory unexplored in nearly two decades. Then, Republicans suffered grievous political damage and President Bill Clinton benefited from twin shutdowns in 1995 and 1996. Now, some Republicans said they feared a similar outcome. - AP

A photograph showing victims of the Titanic being buried at sea has been discovered in Britain. It shows bodies in sacks piled three high on deck before they are tipped overboard as the ship’s priest conducts a service. The black and white image was taken on board the body recovery ship the CS Mackay Bennett days after the tragedy, on April 15, 1912. The photograph was discovered when the family of one of the crew members of the Mackay Bennett took a collection of his possessions to auctioneers Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, where the photograph will go under the hammer. - PA

39 still missing Kenyan MPs investigating alleged security failings during the deadly assault on Nairobi’s Westgate mall by Islamist gunmen have inspected the charred wreckage, where searches continue for 39 people still missing. The fourday bloodbath at the upmarket shopping mall left at least 67 people dead. Politicians from both the parliament’s national security and the defence and the foreign relations committee, visited the mall yesterday, entering the main hall, its floor littered with shattered glass and smeared in blood. Shop owners reported their stores were looted during the siege, and photographs they posted on social media show shelves cleaned of goods. The visit launched the start of investigations, which will involve their quizzing of security chiefs over the handling of the deadly raid. - AFP


Typhoon hits Vietnam; dozens missing Vietnam has evacuated tens of thousands of people from coastal areas as a powerful typhoon that left dozens of fishermen missing in the South China Sea slammed into the country. China deployed navy warships and aircraft to search for survivors after three Chinese fishing boats sank in rough waters whipped up by Typhoon Wutip. More than 70 people were missing, Beijing’s official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing maritime authorities. Vietnam closed schools, ordered all boats ashore and moved some 70,000 people to shelters in vulnerable areas along its central coastline, as high winds

and heavy rains uprooted trees and tore the roofs off houses. Wutip made landfall on Vietnam’s central coast soon after 5pm, packing winds of up to 103km/h and gusts of up to 133km/h, Vietnam’s National HydroMeteorological Forecasting Centre said. Authorities scrambled to move people from areas at risk of landslides and flash floods, as soldiers joined efforts to build walls of sandbags around coastal villages. “We have evacuated thousands of people, prepared vehicles, mobilised 5000 police and soldiers,” Nguyen Duc Cuong, a local communist party official in Quang Tri province, told state-run VTV.

Torrential rain and strong winds battered neighbouring Quang Nam province, with the popular tourist town of Hoi An also affected by heavy flooding. “This is a big typhoon with strong wind and heavy rain and we urge people to stay overnight in shelters,” Nguyen Van Bong, an official in nearby Ky Anh district, told state television. Local authorities will be “on duty around the clock” to ensure the area’s reservoirs and vast hydro-electric dams are not damaged or made unsafe by the typhoon, he added. People in central Vietnam said that there were already sporadic power cuts in several districts. - AFP


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$75m ‘haircut’ for banks

Markets unaffected Financial markets took the partial shut-down of non-essential US government services in their stride yesterday, with some seeing it as being part and parcel of modern day US political shenanigans. While the markets were resigned to the likelihood of a short term closure of non-essential services - there have been 10 such shutdowns since 1981 - the real test will be on October 17 when the money runs out. - APNZ

Electricity levels ok New Zealand’s electricity market arrangements came through last summer’s drought in good shape, with thermal generation stepping up when hydro could not deliver, the Electricity Authority said in its annual report. South Island hydro storage went from nearly 150 per cent of average storage in early January to 72 per cent of average storage by late April. In North Island, Lake Taupo storage was also very low. Repairs to the Tekapo canal and an outage at the Taranaki combined cycle plant also contributed to supply constraints.


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Record high for property prices By HeatHer mccrackeni Property asking prices around the country have reached a record high, with a shortage of houses on the market helping to fuel demand. The NZ Property Report from shows September’s national mean asking price reached a record high of $466,526. That’s up nine per cent on the same time last year, and a rise of .7 per cent from August. Asking prices in Auckland have softened slightly, down one per cent from last month’s record high, but the September mean asking price of $644,968 is still 12 per cent higher than September last year. acting CEO Phillip Dunn said the national figures showed a continued strength in the market, without being a remarkable jump. It also reflected the low number of houses on the market in the past few months in comparison to previous years. “We’re certainly coming off the really low inventory we’ve had in previous months,” Mr Dunn said In Auckland, he said more houses had come onto the market in August - “possibly spring coming a little early” - which had contributed to the small drop in mean asking prices.

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“It’s just a lessening of pressure on listings on the market. When we have more stock coming on, we may see more softening of price.” Bayleys’ research director Gerald Rundle agreed with Mr Dunn, saying listing volumes were coming off historically low levels. Current listings recorded by were about 40 per cent fewer what they were five years ago when levels were at a post-global financial crisis peak, Mr Rundle said. “ figures show that right now, there are enough houses for sale in Auckland to meet market demand for around 11 weeks. Back in 2008, that figure was out to 60 weeks, so we’ve seen a marked compression in supply at a time when sales activity is on the increase.” Barfoot and Thompson managing director Peter Thompson said it was difficult to gauge average asking prices in the Auckland market because of the large number of auctions. About 90 per cent of the agency’s sales were by auction, where listing prices were not quoted, Mr Thompson said. “That’s where the price has either met and exceeded the vendor’s expectation or the vendor has adjusted their expectation slightly to meet the market.” - APNZ


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Having put their collective feet up on the desk as they scratch their navels and contemplate retirement, baby boomers have been overtaken by Gen Xers as the workforce’s most productive generation. A survey of 170 Kiwi and Australian HR managers found Generation X employees - typically aged between about 30 to 48 - were the hardest working, easily out-polling baby boomers and Gen Yers, with the under-30 demographic polling just 3 per cent of the vote. “They’re just getting a little older,” surveyor Directioneering International’s managing director Nick Plummer said of the declining output of baby boomers. - NZH

turing proposal forward to lenders,” Ryall said in a statement, which did not detail what rights were at stake. “The process to formally adopt the proposal is now under way and is expected to complete by the end of the month,” he said. Solid Energy’s ongoing levels of debt have also not been disclosed. English signalled in February, when the problems were


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announced, that the government expected the banks to take a share of the burden of adjustment created by Solid Energy investing too heavily in experimental new energy forms. When international coal prices dived in 2012, the company found itself caught with unsustainable debt levels. The board was largely replaced and former chief executive Don Elder stepped down to be replaced by Mark Ford as the scale of the problems for the company emerged. Solid Energy had previously been slated for partial privatisation, but now faces years of government support as it seeks to become profitable again. - (BusinessDesk)


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shares amount to a $100 million capital injection for Solid Energy, whose assets are likely to have been heavily written down in its accounts, owing to low global coal prices. The preference shares rank above the Crown’s equity in the company, but below the secured lending arrangements announced today, whereby the government will make a $50 million working capital loan, repayable in three years, and a $50 million loan secured over Solid Energy land holdings, also repayable within three years. An additional secured $30 million standby facility is also available, should it be required. “Holders of the company’s medium term notes are being asked to agree to waive some of their rights to enable the company to put the financial restruc-


Banks that lent unsustainable amounts of debt to state-owned coal miner Solid Energy are taking a $75 million “hair-cut”, dressed up as an issue of redeemable preference shares that may never be repaid. After eight months of negotiations between the Treasury and the group of Australasian and Japanese lenders to the troubled coal company, Finance and State-Owned Enterprises Ministers Bill English and Tony Ryall announced the broad terms of its restructuring. Fuller details will only become available when Solid Energy’s full year accounts are tabled in Parliament, expected in coming days. Under the arrangements, the government still makes the largest contribution to the bail-out, contributing $100 million in se-

cured working capital and mortgages, as well as a $30 million standby facility that will allow Solid Energy to continue trading and developing its coal assets. The company came close to collapse in January, carrying almost $400 million of debt, and has only continued to trade by relying on an implicit government guarantee while debt restructuring negotiations occurred. Yesterday’s announcements suggest the solution accepted by the banks is a face-saving way for them effectively to write off a portion of their exposure to Solid Energy by reconstituting $75 million of loans as redeemable preference shares, a form of equity that may never be repaid. The Crown will take $25 million in redeemable preference shares. In effect, these preference


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Family dinner is By Caroline Berdon


ecoming a parent eliminates your weekend lie-in, your sex life and your patience. It also signals the tragic end of the luxurious evening meal. In its place is a mammoth daily event that requires meticulous planning, industrial-scale shopping, cooking amid hunger squeals and skirt-tugging - all in an ever-decreasing window of time. The end result - a nutritious evening meal - is nothing short of a miracle. But there’s little time to pat yourself on the back. There’s the clean-up to worry about, then homework, bath and bedtime stories... Sydney mother-of-three Julie Jorstad says she and her husband Lange loved to cook before they had children. “We shopped together and thought, `Hmm, what shall we have tonight?’ and we wandered up to the shop on a daily basis after work,” she says. “It’s been a slow evolution to being a family of five who have to plan their menus. We can’t be laissez-faire about it any more.” Denise Reichenbach, counsellor with Relationships Australia Queensland, says couples undergoing counselling often mention the stress caused by busy family evenings. “It’s about getting the dinner ready, the children in the bath, getting the children to bed,


hoping they’ll sleep, and then a couple may only have one or two hours together and that’s not really a lot.” Reichenbach says dinnertime can be a potential source of conflict if one or both partners don’t feel the couple is working as a team. “It’s important to sit down together and say, `How can we make this enjoyable for everybody and how can we do it


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together?’“ In many couples, she says, one person is happy to take charge of the menu planning and cooking, provided his or her partner takes on other tasks. “The other person might be better at washing laundry, let’s say, or mowing the lawn. Every couple usually finds a way in which they negotiate the balance of tasks with each other. It only becomes a problem when

they feel there isn’t a balance there.” Often the issue centres on how the person who works (or works longer hours) can contribute more at home. “Sometimes it can just be a minor task like coming home, having a shower and playing with kids until dinner is ready. That’s all that’s needed,” says Reichenbach. Jorstad says she despises

the effort of creating the daily miracle of dinner so much that she has come up with a system to keep family life peaceful. “It’s quite rigorous,” she says. “I sit down once every two weeks and I write the whole menu for what we’re going to eat in the next two weeks, then I do the shop. “It’s crazy, completely meticulous and it’s awful when I have to do it but then I get to cruise


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along for the two weeks and I just follow the list.” Jorstad says she draws on a big bank of personal recipes, mixing it up with seasonal produce. “If dad gets home first he looks at the list, he know what’s on. If I get home first, I look at the list and I know what’s on. Everything’s in the fridge and it all goes to plan. We take the uncertainty out of it.” In between the two-week shops, Jorstad will supplement her supplies with a delivery of fresh bread, milk and produce from Sydney-based pediatric dietitian and mum-of-two Hanan Saleh agrees that planning meals ahead of time is key. She advises time-poor working parents to make the internet their best friend in planning daily meals that are easy and healthy. “ has quick meals that you can put together, and Jamie Oliver comes up with 15-minute meals now. Some mums are good at planning the week and they’ll print off recipes and try their best.” If you don’t always have time to be inspirational, then be organised, Saleh says. Cook the night before a busy work

day, use leftovers, or cook in batches at the weekends and freeze meals. Takeaway may sometimes be a faster and less stressful option, but avoid it if you can, Saleh says. Childhood obesity is rising dramatically, and many young children are already at risk of cholesterol problems. When all Jorstad’s plans fall over, “that’s when you get creative”, she says. “That’s when you say, you know what, eggs are good for dinner! And we’ll have some carrot sticks, a couple of slices of cucumber and that’s dinner. “If you’re really in trouble you just go to the corner shop and get some wraps and some beans and make burritos.” But for this Sydney mother, the most important thing is that, whatever else is going on, her three children sit down together and share a meal every night - whether or not she and her husband join them. “I love to see them sitting down eating a balanced, healthy meal, even if it’s just something I threw together,” she says. “When they’re enjoying it and they’re happy and I know it’s good for them, it’s like, `Yay thumbs up, that’s good’.”

FAST, HEALTHY RECIPES When time is lacking and little tummies are rumbling, whip up one of these quick and nutritious dinner ideas from dietitian Hanan Saleh: ■ Mini tuna or leftover chicken and salad subs (made with baby rolls, grated carrot, lettuce, tomato and low-fat mayo). ■ Five-vegetable spaghetti bolognese (try carrot, onion, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach leaves) with lean beef mince. This can also be frozen for later. ■ Kofta lamb meatballs and brown rice. Can also be frozen. ■ Chicken schnitzel made with crumbed chicken tenderloins and baked potatoes with herbs, served with peas and corn. ■ Tuna and corn salad with home-made croutons. ■ Chicken on a stick (chicken kebabs) served with sweet-potato chips and salad. ■ Crumbed fish fingers and steamed vegetables (peas, corn, carrot and broccoli). ■ Vegetable fritters (using 500g packet mixed frozen vegetables; 1/3 cup self-raising flour; 3 eggs, lightly beaten; 1/3 cup grated reduced-fat tasty cheese; 1 1/2 tbspns olive oil). ■ Mini-crumpet pizzas using low-fat cheese, mushrooms, pineapple, chicken mince or tuna - or try using mountain bread as a pizza base. ■ Chicken and vegetable soup with pasta, pumpkin, potato and leek or carrot. Can be frozen. ■ Cook a family-size packet of brown rice in the microwave, stir through tuna or stir-fried teriyaki chicken (you can add the teriyaki sauce to the chicken during the stir-frying, no need to pre-marinate), add baby spinach leaves peas or corn (frozen then steamed).


Moroccan chicken patties 500g chicken mince 1/2 C fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs 1 egg 1/4 C chopped coriander 1 large red chilli, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 t finely grated lemon zest 1 t paprika 1 t ground cumin 1/2 t salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 t oil ■ Combine chicken mince, breadcrumbs, egg, coriander, chilli, garlic, lemon zest, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. ■ Mix well. Form the mixture into small patties with wet hands. ■ Heat the oil in a large non stick frying pan over medium heat. ■ Add the patties and cook, turning frequently, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Alternatively, grill under a preheated grill for 12 to 15 minutes ■ Serve with tabouli or a couscous salad and sweet chilli and coriander dipping sauce.

Recipe courtesy Tegel

Jeanette Tarbotton SERVING THE AGEING


pring heralds new beginnings and Age Concern Ashburton is looking at some new initiatives that will enhance our activities in the district. We have been fortunate to receive some funding to introduce a new programme that was developed some years ago in Otago and has proved to be very successful. It is a concept called ‘Steady As You Go’ the goal being to help older people to prevent the falls that often lead to long periods of incapacitation. Initially we will be looking for a co-ordinator to facilitate the programme who will be trained by the Dunedin instructor. Once this person is qualified we will be looking for interested persons who would be trained to voluntarily lead small groups around the district in the programme. This is a low cost fun activity led by peer leaders that meets social needs as well as helping to keep ourselves safely on our feet. It is not an energetic keep fit programme. Age Concern has received a number of concerns regarding the new house insurance process that is now in place. Insuring your house and contents has now become much more expensive and more detailed information will now be required and the inevitable forms which are often not user friendly will have to be completed. Another new beginning for our district will be the local body elections. I have been a little disappointed that some of the candidates do not appear to understand how a local body works. It is not a sports or social club but a statutory body that is bound by rules and regulations. Democracy means that once a decision is made by majority vote then you get behind the issue and move on regardless of your personal opinion. Exercise your vote responsibly. I will be in India attending a women’s international conference so will miss the rhetoric. While away I hope to be able to glean some perspective on how the older generation are catered for. October is not far away when we will be holding our annual Lavender Day appeal in the town. The support we receive helps us to maintain our programmes meeting the needs of the older generation. Jeanette Tarbotton is chairperson Age Concern Ashburton

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Coriander spiced beef kebabs 500g Quality Mark thick cut fillet or rump steak 2 T whole coriander seeds, roughly ground or crushed 1 t ground black pepper 4 whole cloves garlic, chopped 3cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 t flaky salt 2-3 T oil 1 red onion, peeled and quartered 2 red peppers, cut into 3cm dice Chilli, tomato and cumin salsa: 500g juicy ripe tomatoes, blanched and peeled 2 green chillis, deseeded and finely chopped 1 T finely chopped fresh ginger 1-2 T each finely sliced mint and coriander ½ -1 t toasted cumin seeds, crushed

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4-6 T oil Juice ½ lemon Salt to season ■ Cut the steak into large 3cm cubes and place in a resealable plastic bag. ■ Mix together the crushed coriander seeds, black pepper, garlic,

ginger, salt and oil ■ Add to the beef. ■ Toss well and refrigerate for as long as possible. ■ Peel the layers of the onion apart. ■ Thread onion, pepper and beef pieces onto 4-6 skewers. ■ They should be big and chunky looking. ■ Fan grill at 200°C for 10-12 minutes, turning once ■ Serve with salad greens and the salsa. ■ Chilli, tomato and cumin salsa: ■ Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally and scoop out the seeds. ■ Dice finely. ■ Mix the remaining ingredients and season with salt to taste. ■ Best used shortly after making.

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In brief Day eyes Cup upset Jason Day says the Internationals are excited, not daunted, by the task of defying the odds to spring an “epic” sporting upset on the mighty American golf team in the Presidents Cup. The Americans have been near unstoppable in the biennial team competition, winning seven and tying one of the nine previous clashes, including a current streak of four wins. And the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village in Columbus, Ohio will be about as tough as it gets for the Internationals, who have never won on American soil. World No.16 Day, who calls the Columbus area home is a member at the host course and hopes that will count for something. “It is going to be a tough week for our team but we are excited about the chance to be part of history,” Day said. - AAP

Spithill backs bid

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Champions of the fairways The Tinwald Golf Club champions both defended their titles on Saturday. Wendy Stevenson (left) won a fifth straight women’s silver while Nigel Heney (right) made it a second consecutive senior men’s title. Stevenson made it five in a row beating Amanda Gray 5-4 after the two were all square

through 18 holes, before Stevenson pulled ahead. Heney was up against Adam Marshall and established a solid lead after nine holes to be five-up in the 36-hole final, going on to win 3-2 for his fifth title. His first was in 2005 which he defended in 2006 before being runner-up in 2007 and

2008. He won the title again in 2010, before his latest back-toback effort. Tinwald Golf Club Championship finals: Men. Senior: Nigel Heney, r/u Adam Marshall. Intermediate: Greg Hubbard, r/u Michael Thomas. Junior A: Snow Pierce, r/u Wayne Mellish. Junior B: Brent Kirdy, r/u Riki Shearer. Junior C: Tony

McAndrew, r/u George Cartney. Women. Silver; Wendy Stevenson, r/u Amanda Gray. Bronze 1: Joyce VanderHeide, r/u Judith Smith. Bronze 2: Belinda Kirdy, r/u Barbara Cochrane. Bronze 3: Phill Ellis r/u Barbara Harris.9 Hole: Valda Johnston r/u Madge Sherriff.

Gunn, O’Duffy capture the Methven spoils The Methven Golf Club champions of 2013 (from left) Graham Gunn, Gayle O‘Duffy, Eric Meaclem, Jan Lane, Mike Harris, Gail Limbrick and Doug Hamilton. Gunn won the senior men’s title on the 36th hole against CJ Middleton in thunder and rain. Middleton had produced a strong comeback and narrowly missed a birdie putt to keep the match alive before Gunn chipped to within a foot of the pin to halve the hole and take title which he had won six years ago. O’Duffy won another women’s silver title in another finals matchup with Jenny Senior, repeating the 2009 and 2010 finals. Lane beat Tania Wilson in Bronze A and Limbrick got the better of Sandra Marr in Bronze B. Hamilton beat Mark Gazzard 2-1 in the men’s Intermediate with a 10-foot pressure putt on the 35th while in Junior A Meaclem outmatched Ian Lucas and Harris beat Les Linton in Junior B.

Victorious skipper James Spithill says it’s about time Australia re-entered the race to win back the America’s Cup, given the country’s heavy involvement in the event’s recent history. Hamilton Island Yacht Club was yesterday accepted as the Challenger of Record for the 35th staging of the event by holders the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. The bid was backed by millionaire winemaker Bob Oatley and his son Sandy. However the Australian entry will still have to triumph in a challenger series if they are to contest the America’s Cup against defenders Oracle Team USA, which Spithill last week steered to victory in a stunning comeback over Team New Zealand on San Francisco Bay. - AAP

Stoner under pressure Former world champion Casey Stoner will be watching from the sidelines at this month’s Australian Grand Prix, fingers crossed that the paramount record of his stellar MotoGP career remains intact. Stoner will return to Phillip Island one year after retirement to ride a lap of honour with fellow champions Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner moments before he faces an anxious wait to see if his historic mark of six Australian victories can be matched. Only one man can do it this season - Stoner’s former arch rival Valentino Rossi. - AAP

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Everton forward Romelu Lukaku destroyed Newcastle as the Belgian marked his home debut with a double-strike in a 3-2 win at Goodison Park yesterday. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez snapped up Lukaku on loan from Chelsea on transfer deadline day and the powerful 20-year-old looks set to be a big hit on Merseyside. He netted on his Everton debut in a win at West Ham last weekend and followed that with a pair of clinical finishes to kill off Newcastle. Lukaku’s goals came either side of Ross Barkley’s strike, which the Belgian also set up as Everton raced into a 3-0 lead before the break. Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy scored for Newcastle in the second half, but Alan Pardew’s side had left it too late to complete a remarkable revival. Everton remain unbeaten after six matches and their third win of the season lifts them into fourth place. - AFP

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In brief Football Mid Canterbury 11th grade went down to North Canterbury 0-6 and Canterbury Grey 0-7 on Sunday and then 6-0 to Nelson Bays and 5-0 Nelson White on Monday. Yesterday in playoffs they managed a 3-1 win over the West Coast before going down 1-0 to North Otago. The 10s lost 4-0 to both Nelson Black and Parklands Gold on day one before beating North Canterbury 3-0 to start day two on Monday. They then went on to lose to Marlborough Maroon 3-2 and then Nelson Bays 4-0. In yesterday’s play off matches they drew 0-0 with the West Coast and lost 1-0 to Marlborough Blue.

Basketball girls win The Ashburton College senior girls’ basketball team has put a close opening round loss behind them and chalked up two victories at the Secondary School Basketball Nationals. Competing in the competition for the first time since 1986, the team managed a 62-57 victory over Massey on Monday night, before a convincing 55-45 win over Waikato Dioceson School. The girls take on Rangiototo College in today’s round four match.

International tourney The New Zealand women’s hockey team will host a tournament including Australia, Argentina, Korea and China in Hawkes Bay in April next year. The tournament, which will also involve one other as yet unconfirmed team, will be held at the new hockey venue at Sports Park near Hastings. Black Sticks’ women’s coach Mark Hager will use the tournament as part of his team’s build-up to the World Cup in Holland in May and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. - APNZ

Speedway at Springs Western Springs Speedway has signed a new venue agreement until 2017. Springs Promotions, the body which manages speedway at the Auckland venue, signed the new agreement with Regional Facilities Auckland recently. The decision puts an end to speculation, at least in the short term, about moves for Auckland Cricket from Eden Park to Western Springs, the Warriors from Mt Smart to Eden Park, and speedway from Western Springs to Mt Smart. “We had always been confident of keeping speedway at Western Springs Stadium, but to get it officially over the line for another four years is excellent news,” said Bill Buckley, Director Springs Promotions. - APNZ

Rays overcome Texas Ace David Price went the distance and Evan Longoria clubbed the deciding homer as Tampa Bay beat Texas 5-2 in a winner-takeall contest yesterday to send the Rays into the playoffs. Tampa Bay and the Rangers came the game with identical 91-71 records with the winner earning the right to play in Cleveland on Wednesday. Starting pitcher Price made sure the Rays moved on by limiting the Rangers to two runs on seven hits. He struck out four, walked one and retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced to complete his gem. - AFP

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Ivanovic lured to ASB Classic By Michael Brown ASB Classic tournament director Karl Budge is a big fan of Ana Ivanovic but there’s probably a part of him that wouldn’t mind if she lost a few matches in the coming weeks. Ivanovic was yesterday unveiled as the headline act for the country’s premier women’s tournament. The 25-year-old is a former world No 1 and owner of 11 titles, including the 2008 French Open, and is among the world’s top-10 highest paid female athletes. Her present ranking of 14, however, is causing some agitation. The ASB Classic is allowed only one top-10 player and Budge has already secured a player ranked between six and 10. Something would have to give if Ivanovic also sneaked into the top 10 and it’s an outside possibility with this week’s China Open and the season-ending Tournament of Champions. It happened last year, when Caroline Wozniacki climbed inside the world’s top 10 at the last tournament of the year and couldn’t play in Auckland because Agnieszka Radwanska

had already been signed. “We will have to weigh things up if it happened,” Budge said. “If Ana sneaks into the top 10, then hopefully one of the other top 10s we are speaking to falls out and we don’t have an issue. Ivanovic has been a longtime target of the ASB Classic and negotiations got close last year. The Serbian is aggressive on court and well known off it and has previously dated Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco and Australian golfer Adam Scott. “I haven’t been to New Zealand yet and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to play there,” she said. “I have heard many nice things about the event. “[I am an aggressive player so people can expect] more of that. I am also a very emotional player and I show my emotions on court - not in a way of breaking rackets, more in excitement when I win points or hit a good shot.” Ivanovic will be joined by rising talent Laura Robson. The 19-year-old is the highest ranked teenager in women’s tennis at 41 but peaked at 27 earlier this year. - APNZ

Ana Ivanovic: Excited about opportunity to play in New Zealand.


International game ‘close’ for All Whites By Michael Brown The All Whites are close to finalising a deal to play Trinidad and Tobago later this month in their final hitout before November’s World Cup playoff, but will have to do it without striker Chris Killen who has undergone Achilles surgery. New Zealand Football have been chasing an international game for the October window for months without success, but are understood to be close to a deal to play Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain on October 16 (NZT). The match is likely to be tagged onto others against MLS outfit Chivas and Mexican club side Queretaro FC in Los Angeles. It will see three games in seven days and, given the first will be outside the international window, will probably see coach Ricki Herbert take a bloated squad of 22 players. It will likely see a recall for striker Rory Fallon, who famously scored the goal to send New Zealand to the 2010 World Cup but who hasn’t played an

Chris Killen: Out with injury

international since last year’s disastrous Oceania Nations Cup campaign. He is a handy player to bring into the squad, especially given the number of injuries afflicting New Zealand’s top strikers. Chris Wood is nursing a hamstring strain, Marco Rojas broke his foot playing for Stuttgart and Shane Smeltz will miss the start of the A-League season after surgery to repair a troubling hip injury. The trio should be fit in time

to play in November’s highstakes playoffs against the fourth-best team from North and Central America for a place at next year’s World Cup but Killen will be missing after undergoing Achilles surgery. Killen, who has played club football in China for the past three years, has been a crucial ingredient of the All Whites squad for the past decade and scored the only goal in the recent 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia. That game saw the All Whites qualify for the final of a four-team tournament, the OSN Cup, which also featured Trinidad and Tobago. NZF have been trying for months to secure a game against Concacaf opposition to help them prepare for the World Cup playoff, which is likely to be against world No 21 Mexico. It has often proved a fruitless search, however, with many countries already out of World Cup contention having little appetite to play a game against low-profile opposition like New Zealand and also pick up their costs.

Few are also likely to go out of their way to help the All Whites if it comes at the expense of a fellow Concacaf nation. Some estimates suggest failure by Mexico to qualify for the World Cup would cost the tournament upwards of US$600 million ($725 million). Trinidad and Tobago, who are ranked 85 in the world, are understood to be on the lookout for a home game to help raise funds for the family of national defender Akeem Adams, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack last week while playing for his club side in Hungary. NZF had originally hoped to play an international in Central America and then another in New Zealand four days later to replicate what they will face in November but had to downgrade their ambitions because of costs and a lack of willing opposition. There are no guarantees they will play Chivas and Queretaro if the game against Trinidad and Tobago doesn’t materialise, which would be a huge blow ahead of New Zealand’s biggest game every four years. - APNZ


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In brief


All Blacks under microscope By Wynne Gray Ellis Park has been a graveyard and a springboard for the All Blacks. They have not played at the famous Johannesburg sporting arena since 2004 when they fell 40-26 in a result which provoked a dramatic overhaul of the All Black methods and philosophy. It was a watershed test for the players and the coaching staff which triggered an indepth rethink about players’ self-reliance and the management of the group. Steve Hansen, with fellow coaches Graham Henry and Wayne Smith, was part of that revamp aimed at empowering the players to sustain long-term performance and results charts. They felt players had been indulged for too long and needed to contribute more. They took that philosophy and changes like moving Daniel Carter to first five-eighth on the end-of-year tour to Europe. It has been nine years since the All Blacks duelled with the Boks at Ellis Park as they return for the Rugby Championship decider on Sunday. Carter is missing because of injury but Keven Mealamu, who played in 2004, returns as the sole survivor. Since that defeat the All Blacks have played the Springboks at Newlands, Pretoria, Rustenburg, Durban, Cape Town, Soweto and Port Elizabeth. Ellis Park has been off the itinerary until Welsh referee Nigel Owens signals a resumption this weekend. Three of the All Blacks from 2004, Xavier Rush, Simon Maling and Kees Meeuws, did not play another test and Justin Marshall, Sam Tuitupou, Mar-


Aussie drugs crisis Keven Mealamu is the sole survivor of the All Blacks’ last visit to Ellis Park in 2004.

ty Holah, Jonno Gibbes and Craig Newby were not going to figure much more. That similar type of assessment will be going on in the All Black background as the coaches eye the 2015 World Cup campaign. Two years from now they will be assembling the group for the defence of their Webb Ellis crown. Curiosity is bubbling about the test timeframe for Richie McCaw, Carter, Mealamu, Andrew Hore, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu and Tony Woodcock. Not all of them will last.

Some will fall into the attrition basket and others will be overtaken. Judging when players are over the hill, their rivals are near the crest and how to make change is part of the judgment skill for the All Black panel. They are not shy about that task. Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox have shed Zac Guildford, Piri Weepu, Victor Vito, Ben Tameifuna and Hika Elliot and reinstated a few since they embarked last year. From the outside, Hansen and his staff appear to have claimed more of their squad’s soul and found a rapport which has them

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bowling along steadily. Players know they will get an occasional roasting. There is no lasting venom, but if they repeat their mistakes or fail to address their flaws there will be consequences. Several have felt that pinch but with consistent hard work will make the grade for the end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe. But the focus this week is the selection of the side to deal with the sound and fury at Ellis Park and a Springbok nation which believes they were robbed three weeks ago at Eden Park. - NZH

timetables to work to, scheduling is paramount. However from a players’ perspective it is still a distant point on their programme. “There’s always planning and building up towards it but you’ve got to take it one game

at a time,” New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill said. “If you get too far ahead of yourself you lose sight of what you’re doing in the now.” In New Zealand’s case there’s a tour to Bangladesh starting on Friday, another ODI series

in Sri Lanka following straight after before visits by the West indies and India in the home summer. Still, it doesn’t hurt to note the date of the opening game, February 14, when New Zealand play Sri Lanka at Hagley Park. - NZH

■ Baseball

Newcastle United 2 (Cabaye 51, Remy 89) Leading Goalscorers: 5: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) 4: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Yaya Toure (Manchester City) 3: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur), Loic Remy (Newcastle United), Robert Brady (Hull City), Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Sergio Aguero (Man-

chester City), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

MLB Playoffs

NFL results

Collated results from the Major League Baseball Qualification Match: American League at Arlington Tampa Bay Rays 5 Texas Rangers 2

Collated results after yesterday’s NFL games (home team in CAPS):

■ Football

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 38 Miami Dolphins 17

English Premier League

■ American football

The Highlanders have retained Japanese halfback Fumiaki Tanaka and have signed Otago forwards Gareth Evans and Tom Franklin. Coach Jamie Joseph said he was pleased Tanaka had decided to return for one more year. He offered something different to All Black Aaron Smith, Joseph said. He said Evans and Franklin had played well for Otago this season. The pair have signed for two years. The Highlanders, who finished 14th of 15 Super teams this season, will announce their squad at the end of the month. - APNZ

Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes as the New Orleans Saints breezed to a 38-17 win over the Miami Dolphins in a clash of unbeaten National Football League teams yesterday. Brees connected on 30-of-39 passes and 413 yards for the Saints, who were coming off a dominating 31-7 win over Arizona and are now 4-0 on the season. Brees surpassed the 300yard passing mark for the ninth consecutive game, tying his own NFL record set over the 2011-2012 seasons. Jimmy Graham caught four passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Darren Sproles added seven catches for 114 yards and one touchdown for the Saints in front of a crowd of 73,118 at Superdome stadium. - AFP

Countdown on to Cricket World Cup 2015 Cricket World Cup officials today tick over the 500-day countdown to the start of the 2015 tournament in Christchurch. And for planners, who have

Tanaka to return

Saints crush Dolphins


By DaviD LeGGat

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Everton 3 (Lukaku 5, 37, Barkley 25)

■ Golf Methven 9 Hole Golf September 27 8th Stableford Annette Maw 53-18-35, 20 stablefords; Mike Markillie 54-19-35, 19 stablefords; Lorna Dent 55-17-38, 17 stablefords BNZ 2nd shot Warren Jowett

The Australian Institute of Sport says it’s been compelled to “take the lead” in restoring the integrity of sport following the drugs crises that have engulfed the NRL and AFL. The institute has invited representatives from various sporting organisations to Canberra today for a two-day national summit on medications and supplements. The event will focus on developing a policy framework around best practice in sports medicine that ensures athlete safety. AIS chief medical officer David Hughes said the inaugural summit was organised following concerns arising from the Australian Crime Commission’s landmark drugs in sport report earlier this year. - AAP

NRL refs ‘confident’ NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson says the standard of officiating has been vastly improved ever since the seventh tackle debacle in Cronulla’s elimination win over North Queensland in week one of the finals. Anderson has selected Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins to be the men in the middle for Sunday’s grand final between Manly and the Sydney Roosters. He opted for the experienced duo after they impressed in the State of Origin decider in July and said he was confident faith had been restored in officials from clubs. “It was a difficult decision because there has been some very decent footy over the last few weeks, facilitated by some good refereeing,” Anderson said. Steve Carrall and Russell Turner will be the touch judges with Ashley Klein and Luke Patten the video referees. Matt Cecchin and Henry Perenara have not officiated since they allowed seven tackles in the build up to try for the Sharks who went on to beat the Cowboys 20-18. - AAP

Racing 20 Ashburton Guardian

In brief Atlante on trial Highly-touted three-year-old Atlante will be out to break maiden ranks at Ruakaka today, with con-nections hoping it’s a case of third time lucky. The strapping son of Fastnet Rock finished third behind subsequent stakes winner and lead-ing Caulfield Guineas contender El Roca on debut, before being tripped up by a rain-affected track at Hawke’s Bay last time. “Matt (Cameron) said they were up to their knees in mud at Hawke’s Bay and he just turned his toes up,” co-trainer Andrew Forsman said. Atlante has drawn barrier 11 in the Northern Advocate 1400 and has the services of leading hoop Opie Bosson.

Focus on Mackinnon Australian Guineas winner Ferlax has been set to peak for the $A1 million Gr.1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on November 2. Trainer Jim Conlan has ruled out running in the Epsom this weekend or the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 26. “I have always wanted him to peak for the Mackinnon. It’s a million-dollar race, at his favourite track and at his ideal distance,” he said. “Sometimes the Cox Plate horses go to the race and they can be knocked around a little from the previous week, so that has always been our main aim for him this spring.” Ferlax ran well in Sunday’s Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes when a close seventh behind Rebel Dane.

Ready to shine Emerging filly Politeness is in great shape for Saturday’s Gr. 2 Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington, according to trainer Robert Smerdon. Craig Williams will take the ride for the suspended Ben Melham, who was outed at Mornington last Saturday. Politeness has raced three times this preparation for two easy wins in weaker company at Sale in a Maiden and Seymour in a 0–64 Benchmark. She charged home when third behind two quality fillies in Gregers and Marianne in the Gr.2 Tranquil Star Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 21. The main aim for Politeness this preparation is the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 16.

Debut for Chop Chop Well-named filly Chop Chop will attempt to carry over her unbeaten form from the trials to raceday today when she makes her debut at Ruakaka. The grey Guillotine three-year-old was successful at Paeroa last season and again at the Cambridge fixture earlier this month for trainer Shaune Ritchie, who has nominated her for the Gr.1 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas at Riccarton. Chop Chop is from the family of the New Zealand-bred Black Mamba.

Appeal dismissed Damien Oliver will miss Saturday’s Turnbull meeting at Flemington after his appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension was dismissed. He was handed a 10-meeting suspension for careless riding following his ride on Mr Moet in the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley on Friday. He told the board that his participation in a protest hearing prior to the running of the JRA had caused him to become emotionally agitated and that this affected his ride on Mr Moet.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Savabeel sons dominate classics Waikato Stud sire Savabeel looks poised to play a leading role in spring features on both sides of the Tasman with strong representation in cups and classics. The twelve-year-old stallion is represented by the likes of Eclair Big Bang and Savvy Nature on the three-year-old front, while Sangster, Soriano, Classique Ivory and Surpass are older horses with further blacktype assignments. The highly-touted Eclair Big Bang confirmed himself on course for the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas on October 12 when running down the Kiwi colt El Roca to take the Gr.3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude on Sunday. Bred by Jason Abrahams, Eclair Big Bang has now won


Super sire Savabeel

three of his four starts to date for trainer Philip Stokes and became the 27th stakes winner for Cox Plate hero Savabeel. Meanwhile, in Sydney the John O’Shea-prepared Savvy Nature has all the makings of a Derby horse. Savvy Nature

took out the Gr.3 Spring Stakes at Newcastle before finishing a narrow second in the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, with winning colt Complacent aided by a groundsaving ride. A Ready to Run Sale graduate, Savvy Nature will tackle the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at his next start, a race won by his sire. “Savabeel is doing a terrific job and his stakes winners to runners ratio is an impressive eight and a-half per cent, which is a shade ahead of Fastnet Rock, “ Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick said. “Obviously both Eclair Big Bang and Savvy Nature were massive runs on the weekend and it bodes particularly well for the future, with Guineas and

Derby targets respectively.” Chittick said the versatility of his young sire was a key weapon in his arsenal, with the ability to leave quality colts and fillies at a variety of distances and suited to racing in all jurisdictions. “Interestingly of his 27 stakes winners to date, five of them have been two-year-olds,” he said. “The horse has got such a laid-back nature and he seems to pass this on to his males in particular. He also imparts toughness and soundness to his stock, which is an attribute he had as a racehorse in spades. “It’s for that very reason that John O’Shea, who trains Savvy Nature, and Jason Abrahams purchased a share in Savabeel upon his retirement to stud.” – NZ Racing Desk.

Whangarei gallops Today at Ruakaka raceway

Whangarei RC Venue: Ruakaka Meeting Date: 02 Oct 2013 NZ Meeting number: 20 1 1.54pm (NZT) SPIRE SUCCESS 1200 $7000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 Simbaah (5) 57.5 ...................... A Collett (a) 2 6x It’s Got To Be You (3) 57.5 ................P Taylor 3 8 Captain Earnie (8) 57.5 ................... M Wenn 4 Destroyer (1) 57.5 ........................... C Grylls 5 Sakhee’s Soldier (12) 57.5 ............O Bosson 6 Veeareobro (11) 57.5 ............. A Forbes (a1) 7 2 Telepathic h (6) 55.5 ..................M Cameron 8 4. Moozoon (13) 55.5 .......................... S Spratt 9 6x Britt Ekland (4) 55.5 .................... D Johnson 10 Footsie (10) 55.5 ........................M Coleman 11 Dark And Stormy (7) 55.5 ......... M D Plessis 12 Harmonize (9) 55.5 ...........................L Innes 13 Kilderry (2) 55.5 .............................. R Jones 2 2.29pm NORWOOD FARM MACHINERY CENTRE WHANGAREI 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 25337 Mahbeer 58.5 ............................... Scratched 2 8x2x Mr Ruffian (11) 58.5 ........................ D Nolan 3 83x Murdoch (9) 58.5....................... M D Plessis 4 724x0 Red Lamar (5) 58.5 ......................... C Grylls 5 5D35x Hot In Pink (4) 56.5 ............................M Hills 6 2x2 Liberare 56.5 ................................ Scratched 7 62430 Zest Princess h (3) 56.5 .................. M Wenn 8 2x So Danso (14) 56.5 ................... A Collett (a) 9 53473 Copa Verde (6) 56.5 .................K Leung (a3) 10 47204 Hannah Mary (12) 56.5 ...................S Collett 11 9266x Always On My Mind (13) 56.5 ...........L Innes 12 0x Pink Bubbles (10) 56.5 ................ D Johnson 13 808 Fog On The Tyne h (7) 56.5 . M Cheung (a4) 14 Chop Chop (2) 54 15 Footsie (8) 54 Emergency: Footsie

3 3.04pm RUDOLPHS ABRASIVE BLASTING 1600 $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 32234 Paco Kid bh (13) 58.5 ..................... S Spratt 2 022x6 La Hoya (9) 58.5 .................... A Forbes (a1) 3 57x3 Flying Treasure (14) 58.5 ..............O Bosson 4 4 Henry Tudor (10) 58.5 ..................... D Nolan 5 494x8 Berlusconi (20) 58.5 ....................T Thornton 6 07x50 Moonshine Hill (6) 58.5 ................... C Grylls 7 Getaway (16) 58.5......................M Coleman 8 73526 Dolores O’Riordan 56.5 ............... Scratched 9 55449 Maiden Warrior (12) 56.5 ........ R Smyth (a3) 10 2x6 Posh b (8) 56.5..................................L Innes 11 68968 Jane Lour (7) 56.5....................... C Dell (a1) 12 472 King Savinsky 56 ......................... Scratched 13 65x54 Kick Buttowski (15) 56................. D Johnson 14 9 Hawkish (17) 56 ........................ M D Plessis 15 The Recidivist (1) 56 ................. A Collett (a) 16 03x92 Fairy Cake (5) 54 ....................... M Dee (a3) 17 59607 Tommy Riki (2) 58.5 ...........L Magorrian (a4) 18 426x6 Little Red Devil (3) 56 19 039 Carnelian Lights 56.5 ................... Scratched 20 900 Stacked h (4) 56.5 Emergencies: Tommy Riki, Little Red Devil, Carnelian Lights, Stacked 4 3.39pm 91.6 MORE FM 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 990x6 Yin Yang Master d (4) 60 ........ A Forbes (a1) 2 59x20 The Chifney Rush dm (5) 59 ........... C Grylls 3 33210 Blue Streak t (7) 58 ................... M D Plessis 4 6184x Tremain (6) 58 ................................. D Nolan 5 431x9 Rock Express (2) 57.5 .......L Magorrian (a4) 6 10Px5 Mataatua (3) 57........................K Leung (a3) 7 41306 Sandy’s Star d (1) 55.5 ............... D Johnson 8 165x Kendoka tdh (9) 55..................... M Dee (a3) 9 76453 Saffron tdb (8) 54 ............................ S Spratt

11 124x5 Ray’s Girl (13) 54 ............................ C Grylls 12 00x19 He’s Rock’N’Roll t (10) 54 ................P Taylor 13 26019 Urban Angel tb (8) 54................. M Dee (a3) 14 9557x Mons Calpe (11) 54 ....................T Thornton 6 4.49pm THE NORTHERN ADVOCATE 1400 $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 3x72. Piazzetta (17) 58.5 ..................... M Dee (a3) 2 38x Clovelly b (6) 58.5 ..................... A Collett (a) 3 064 Vanilla Lad (8) 58.5 .......................M McNab 4 5 Don Envy 58.5 ............................. Scratched 5 5x Graphic (22) 58.5 6 53x2 Luen Yat Diva (10) 56.5 ................... C Grylls 7 039. Carnelian Lights h (18) 56.5........T Thornton 8 936 Cav In The Castle 56.5 ................ Scratched 9 3730x Picture Perfect (4) 56.5 ........... R Smyth (a3) 10 426x6 Little Red Devil (14) 56................ D Johnson 11 30. Atlante (11) 56 ..............................O Bosson 12 278x4 Bonappetit (9) 56 ..............................L Innes 13 5 Deschabeel (5) 56......................M Coleman 14 3 Lady Cumquat (1) 54 .........................M Hills 15 3x4 Miss Foxwood b (2) 54 .............. M D Plessis Sam Spratt rides Moozoon in the first 16 4x8 My Mestari (13) 54 ................. A Forbes (a1) on the card at Whangarei today 17 6x Moretti 54 ..................................... Scratched 5 4.14pm SPLIT BAR & RESTAURANT 1400 $8000, 18 6x Snow Petal 54 .............................. Scratched Rating 85 Benchmark, 1400m 19 Osmunda 54 ................................ Scratched 1 1147x Guns At Five (2) 63.5 .................V Gatu (a3) 20 Nip Of Gin h (15) 56.5 .....................R Aukett 2 56234 Splitfire tdbh (5) 56.......................... M Wenn 21 Harbour Grace (12) 56.5 3 518x5 Taaxman d (3) 56 .......................M Cameron 22 The Recidivist (3) 56 4 864x2 Magic Shaft (7) 55.5...................M Coleman Emergencies: Moretti, Snow Petal, Osmunda, Nip Of 5 182x7 Uppland mh (1) 55.5 ................. M D Plessis Gin, Harbour Grace, The Recidivist 6 198x0 Quintero d (4) 55 ............................. S Spratt 7 0700x Tempelten (14) 55 ....................... C Dell (a1) Blinkers on: Hannah Mary (R2), Posh, Kick Buttowski, 8 258x5 Zinko 55 ....................................... Scratched Hawkish (R3), Quintero, Tempelten, Another Invader (R5) 9 47735 Another Invader dh (6) 54 ..................M Hills Blinkers off: Berlusconi (R3), Mons Calpe (R5) Winkers 10 0x36x Pui Pui d (9) 54 ........................... D Johnson off: Hot In Pink (R2), Kick Buttowski (R3), Tempelten (R5)

dogs M9 Wanganui Today at Hatrick Raceway Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway 8 64 Magic Tobin nwtd U & ................ McCracken 10 85688 Crazy Katie nwtd ...................... S Gommans 1 112 Check The Mail 30.42 ......................L Ahern Meeting Date: 02 Oct 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 9 85787 Go Max nwtd ................................K Jackson 7 2.03pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 305m 2 73315 Cognac Diamond 30.67 G & .............S Ross 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 10 47876 Intense Zoom nwtd .....................J McArthur 1 F6481 Pats All Round 18.02 J L Black & A J Steele 3 13267 Chocdee Alice nwtd ..................J McInerney Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 4 1.11pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C0 C0, 305m 2 13326 Blue Rush 18.18 L & .......................... Morris 4 32524 Gay Thorley nwtd ......................J McInerney 1 12.13pm (NZT) ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 1 548x4 Charlie’s Pal nwtd .....................J McInerney 3 84516 Knocka Off Time 18.13 G & ............ J Clarke 5 11385 Billy Holmes 30.64 G & ................... J Clarke HEAT 1 C0q, 520m 2 4 Madam Ice nwtd..........................J McArthur 4 12442 Stiff Drink 18.02 F & .......................Turnwald 6 52216 My Lil Lucifer 30.64 K & ....................Phillips 1 74657 Just Like Prince nwtd ......................S Maher 3 755 Come On Mickey nwtd G & ............. J Clarke 5 73176 Kiribati Girl 17.94 ..................... S Gommans 7 31533 Mr. Darci 30.35 A & ............................. J.Hall 2 3 Bigtime Dasher nwtd ........................L Ahern 4 364 Polar Snow White nwtd G & ............ J Clarke 6 31265 Actual Lily 18.50...............................L Ahern 8 14142 Blue And Curly 30.49 ...............A Duganzich 3 76388 Homebush Verona nwtd ............J McInerney 5 75372 Another Stone nwtd ..................J McInerney 7 16222 Mighty Monica 18.16 ................ S Gommans 9 35531 Buster Boy 30.92.........................J McArthur 13 Sarah Campbell 30.93 ................B Hodgson 4 85377 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 6 75567 Ho Ho Ho nwtd L & ............................ Morris 8 33266 Asia Ostee nwtd .............................. M Mann 10 5 P5 All About Amy nwtd A & ...................... J.Hall 7 King’s Selection nwtd ............... S Gommans 9 83673 Belle Cadeau nwtd ..............................S Kite 11 3.13pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C1 C1, 305m 6 22244 Westerly Wind nwtd ..................... M J Lozell 8 24638 One Way Paeroa nwtd ................R O’Regan 10 45686 Yaldhurst Edward 17.74 ............J McInerney 1 54445 Aschenputtel 17.83 ..........................G Quirk 7 63673 Backyard Queen nwtd ................ G Hodgson 9 85787 Go Max nwtd ................................K Jackson 8 2.21pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C2 FI- 2 75551 Breakthru nwtd ............................... I George 8 66366 Some Genes nwtd ....................J McInerney 10 86876 Hunted nwtd .............................. K B Benson NAL C2f, 305m 3 64611 Individual Lily 18.25 .........................L Ahern 9 57666 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 5 1.28pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C0, 305m 1 74636 Your On Fire 17.89 ..................... B Johnston 4 37233 Homebush Julie 18.55 ............. S Gommans 10 57875 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 1 8 Ruapehu nwtd G &.......................... J Clarke 2 15544 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 5 44137 High Calibre nwtd....................... B Johnston 2 12.33pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER HEAT 2 C0q, 520m 2 3x Dirty Minds nwtd F &......................Turnwald 3 18432 Where’s Carlos nwtd ...................R O’Regan 6 24431 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 1 22274 Opie Bossman nwtd F & ................Turnwald 3 35725 All For One nwtd .......................J McInerney 4 231F2 Sarah’s Cool 17.84 F & ..................Turnwald 7 55462 I’m A Catch 17.59 L & ........................ Morris 41 Calamity Sue 17.96............................W Kite 2 26635 Homebush Coral nwtd...............J McInerney 4 564 Dodgy Pockets nwtd...................... M Gowan 5 27413 Ya Laughin’ 17.49 ..........................B Mitchell 8 3 Kay Road nwtd ................................S Maher 5 2668 Phenomenal Lily nwtd .................... I George 6 46817 Berridale Bullet 17.44..................R O’Regan 9 67137 Waiwhata Dream 17.73............ S Gommans 4 5 Blossom Cherie nwtd ................J McInerney 6 36657 Versatile Richie nwtd ........................T Agent 7 22612 Black Mercedes 17.83 ............. S Gommans 10 67878 Groovy Shane 17.63 B & ..............G Atwood 5 43F22 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 7 5 Homebush Celia nwtd ...............J McInerney 8 64144 Prefontaine 17.81 ......................J McInerney 12 3.31pm CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES 6TH-13TH6 25 Calm Nuska nwtd .......................M Mathews 8 Smirnoff nwtd ........................... S Gommans 9 41335 Ramessee 17.95 ...........................M Gowan 20TH DECEMBER C1 C1f, 305m 7 31 Under Milkwood nwtd.......................L Ahern 9 67676 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 10 12451 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 1 56236 Another Another nwtd ...............J McInerney 8 Kwasant nwtd....................................D Edlin 10 66787 Addis Mate nwtd .......................A Blackburn 9 2.38 WANGANUI SECURITY FEATURE C0d, 645m 2 56654 Red Herring 17.90.......................J McArthur 9 766 Dutchess Queen nwtd.................J McArthur 6 1.46pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C0 C0, 305m 1 52324 Bigtime Jet nwtd...............................L Ahern 3 48642 Mr. Majestic nwtd J L Black & ......A J Steele 10 57875 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 1 5x8x Where’s Zorba nwtd F & ................Turnwald 2 17562 King’s Legacy nwtd J L Black & ...A J Steele 4 26762 Blairly Alive nwtd .........................R O’Regan 3 12.53pm J P PRINT PETONE C0 C0, 305m 2 58564 Zee Brugge nwtd.......................J McInerney 3 35744 Space Race nwtd .................... T McCracken 5 65384 Blair Ninety 17.97 G & .......................Denby 1 Patrick Star nwtd ..............................L Ahern 3 Homebush Magic nwtd .............J McInerney 4 71573 Necter nwtd .................................B Hodgson 6 43883 Sedgebrook Glory 18.23 .....................F Kite 2 T44 Big Sharkie nwtd ................J McInerney 4 64 Nominal Lily nwtd ........................... I George 5 46117 Belldeen nwtd ..........................A Duganzich 7 74461 Sedgebrook Lad 17.94........................F Kite 3 57637 No No Romeo nwtd..........................G Quirk 5 25 Miss Jolt nwtd ..................................L Ahern 6 52424 Only Kate nwtd............................R O’Regan 8 81517 Homebush Envy 17.99 ..............J McInerney 4 Iza Hungi nwtd ......................... S Gommans 6 x5338 Maddie Brand nwtd G & .....................Denby 7 14455 Darby Lane nwtd L & ......................... Morris 9 36765 Zamaddis Lass 18.24................... T Downey 5 35746 Thunder Time nwtd G & ....................S Ross 7 F Tongariro nwtd G & ......................... J Clarke 8 15156 Summer Tension nwtd..............E Duganzich 10 76465 South Bay Dream nwtd ...............R O’Regan 6 6 Ngauruhoe nwtd G & ...................... J Clarke 8 46585 Boot The Cash nwtd................ T McCracken 9 56616 Alpinador nwtd ..................................D Edlin LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 7 67647 Groovy Leo nwtd .......................J McInerney 9 67676 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 10 2.56pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ashburton Guardian



Filly with a future

Three-year-old filly No Mas and driver Craig Thornley (pictured, red and blue on the rails) were all business at yesterday’s Ashburton Trotting Club’s workouts when they shot to the lead at the start of race four and made the pace for the entire 2400m. The Steven McCrea-trained Badlands Hanover-Sammi Franco filly

showed she had the speed and the staying power that should earn her a race day ticket when she fronts up at trials. In spite of leading for the full distance, the filly still had the stamina to step up the pace at the 600 metre mark, forcing the rest of the field to stay with her or count themselves out for a minor place.

Sudden Impact, trained by David Jones also turned on a tidy performance, sitting comfortably in second for the 2400m and holding off a late challenge from John Hay and Bertos who came home in third. No Mas ran the 2400m in 3.10.00, 800m, 58.2, 400m, 28.3, winning by one and threequarter lengths. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO011013-TM-045


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Edible food glitter

$13 per pottle

22 JB Cullen Drive Ashburton Business Estate Phone: 307 9800

Enquiries phone 308 4533 LOST, FOUND

Adding extra sparkle to Christmas & birthdays

HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460

GARDENING PEASTRAW for sale, medium squares, $30 plus GST. Please phone 308-5659.



WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.


UK & EUROPE TRAVEL EXPO – Expo only deals. House of travel invite you to attend: Wednesday 23rd October, 7pm, Hotel Ashburton. Call 307 8760 for more information.

Guardian Situations Vacant

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287


FIREWOOD LOGS for sale. LOST Fuji camera in small Delivered by logging truck black and silver case. Phone and trailer. Ph Laurie Forestry 03 307 1682. 03 689 8333.

NEED FEED? Maize silage contracts available for the coming season. Please ring Bruce Lilley on 027 55 33 085 to discuss your requirements:

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 03 322 7626.

10am – 4pm A good selection of framed paintings, unframed work, craft, jewellery, art materials, books etc.



Saturday, October 5

See you there!

WORK WANTED Sheep/dairy farm work wanted by keen 20 year old Irish farm lad with plenty of stock experience, work visa till August 2014 available for immediate start. If you can help please contact Andrew 027 688 7579.

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.

Short Street Studio

All welcome


Phone Donald Love 027 279 8704 or 03 303 6300



Phone now 0800 856 640 til 7pm

MacKenzie Beaven Happy 3rd Birthday MacKenzie. Lots of Love and BIG squeezes from Mum, Dad and Taylor.

Ashburton Society of Arts

Saturday 5th October 2013

CALF milk required from Hinds/Mayfield area. Phone 027 498 8659.

Guardian Motoring



Community open day

Not at a bar or a club and certainly not on the internet! Your soul mate is out there, also looking for you. Find them or be found at Bridges. Over 20 years of matchmaking experience ensures your success. You don’t need a computer, all you need is a telephone and we can put you in touch as soon as tonight.

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SPRING / SUMMER entertaining? At The China Shop we have two beautiful jug and tumbler sets made by Royal Doulton. Get yours now at our fantastic price $127.00. We are in The Arcade on Burnett Street. THE ORIGINAL STEAM free milk frother. Aero latte is the simple way to froth milk for the perfect cappuccino, milkshake and hot chocolate. Get yours now for only $29.99 from Kitchen Kapers The Arcade.


ASIAN NEW, 24 year, size 6, FOR SALE sexy, classy, busty, the best quality. Please phone Diane A MUST HAVE!!! A Smart 021 0264 7179. Slice grater from Kitchen available Kapers to achieve restaurant CINDERELLA, looking meals without leaving everyday, genuine calls only, home! Slices, juliennes and no texting please. Phone grates 4 different thicknesses, 021 0233 9259. without having to change over JAPANESE beauty, small any removable blades. size, fantasy and greek service available. in/out calls. Phone 022 321 9461. CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and ACCOMMODATION, insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. RENTAL Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone House share $220 pw, I’m 308-7772. looking to share my brand new 3 bed house in Ashburton. With sunny DO YOU HAVE A HARD TO garden and new furniture. BUY FOR MALE? Just Ideally professional or a arrived back instore Galileo couple non smokers. I’m Thermometers. These are the out of the house all day and most beautiful weather away every weekend so apparatus ever. Instore at hardly ever home. Big The China Shop in the house with plenty of room. Arcade Burnett Street. 027 839 8946.

Ashburton Barbarians R.F.L.C Inc Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 10.00 AM Collegiate South, 1 Chalmers Ave ASHBURTON Be there to make a difference!

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL 3 BEDROOM, sunny house, Allenton. Two heat pumps, double garage. Available now, $320 p.w. No pets. References required. Phone/text 021 179 9265, after hours 03 308 6275. PROFESSIONAL family, new to area, require 3-4 bedroom rural home to rent Land preferred but will consider anything. Ph 027 518 8248. WANTED TO RENT - 3 bedroom house. Suitable for 3 adults, 2 small dogs, 1 cat. Town or country. Ph 03 308 7855. WILLIAM Street - house, two bedrooms plus office, very tidy, heat pump. Suit mature person or couple. Long term preferred. Non smoker and no pets. Available immediately. Ph 027 406 5067.

Daily Events Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House.

Streets. 10.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian Doubles. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

9.30am 10.00am SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, Pool, Walnut Avenue. interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, 9.30am - 1.00pm Methven. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock



Sports hall, Tancred Street.

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 - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am

Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the old Polytech building, 254 Cameron Street.

11.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 12.50pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

1.30pm 10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Monthly meeting, making Tussie Mussies. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East. 1/51 Peter Street. 11.00am

Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307 -7138 a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie Gardening with soul, Regent Cinema, Wills Street.

1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the

ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

Newcomers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Restaurant, Moore Street.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Momentum by Angela Mole. Main Street, Methven.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road.

1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. UFB = Ultra fast broadband by EA Networks and one of their providers Ultimate Mobile, questions and answers. M.S.A. Lounge off Burnett Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.



2 OCTOBER 2013

IT’S TIME TO VOTE Voting packs have been mailed to registered voters and Ashburton District residents can now cast their vote in the 2013 local elections. Anyone who has not received their pack should contact the Ashburton District Council Electoral Officer. All voting papers must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon Saturday 12 October 2013. If you have not enrolled, you can still do so, but you will need to request special voting documents. The last day to enrol is Friday 11 October. For more information, contact Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer on 0800 922 822 or email



Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Ashburton District Council, for the purpose of allowing the Ashburton Business Association to hold the Santa Parade, proposes to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.


Roads proposed to be closed: MONA SQUARE, Ashburton KERMODE STREET, from East Street to Mona Square, Ashburton MOORE STREET, from State Highway 1 to East Street, Ashburton

Ashburton District Council seek tenders for the construction of dog pound facilities at 25 Range Street, Ashburton. The work involves the construction of a single story concrete block building with steel roof cladding. The facilities comprise of a 14 internal dog pens, 8 external pens, an office and food preparation/clinic area.

On This Week Meetings Council Meeting Thursday 3 October, 1.30pm

Career Opportunities

The building has a floor area of approximately 105sqm and has already received Building Consent & Resource Consent.

Asset Management Engineer

Tenders close 4.00pm, Tuesday, 22 October 2013. For more information, visit

Asset Management Officer Information Systems Application Specialist

HAVELOCK STREET, from State Highway 1 to Baring Square East, Ashburton


CAMERON STREET, from East Street to Victoria Street, Ashburton

Tenders are invited for the asphaltic resurfacing and thin asphaltic overlay of footpaths in Ashburton, Methven and Rakaia. The work includes, but is not limited to construction of vehicle crossings and raising of utility boxes.


Tenders close 4.00 pm, Tuesday 22 October 2013. For more information, visit

Footpath Resurfacing C621 Ashburton District 2013/14

BARING SQUARE EAST, from Cameron Street to Havelock Street, Ashburton EAST STREET, from State Highway 1 at the south, to Cameron Street, Ashburton Period of closure: 12 noon until 3.00pm on Saturday, 7 December 2013.


Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing by 4.00pm on Wednesday, 6 November 2013, at the office of the Ashburton District Council.



When fire restrictions are in place, you will need a fire permit to burn outdoors.

There is currently an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Ashburton District. Hepatitis A is a community disease and everyone has a role in preventing it from spreading.

Please remember to burn in a safe manner and ensure any smoke or ash does not affect your neighbours or traffic.

There have been no cases related to commercial food outlets, but Ashburton District Council strongly recommends that food outlets maintain good hygiene and get their staff that handle food vaccinated. This will help ensure food outlets do not contribute to the spread of the virus. Learn more at

To help reduce fire risk, Ashburton District Council encourages anyone intending to burn tree residue from storm damage to complete it before the fire season starts.

ARTS AND CRAFTS Join Wastebusters at an arts and craft session at the Ashburton Public Library from 10.30 am until 11.30am, Tuesday, 8 October 2013.

PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

Building Construction Dog Pound Facilities

For more information, visit

DID YOU KNOW? Council provides a 24 hour service for urgent calls such as noise and animal complaints. Its important to call while noise or animal problems are happening so that Council can investigate and resolve it. If you would like to make an urgent complaint, call us on 03 307 7700.


P (03) 307 7700

Puzzles Wednesday, October 2, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. A friend with different ideas as to construction of fence (8) 4. Having given a lot of money back, call a halt (4) 8. It’s a bit rounded out of March (3) 9. Young creatures also get confused, having loudly kicked off (5) 10. Motor that’s roughly right (3) 11. Almost to arrive at stronghold is a matter of satisfaction (7) 12. I had one to return, silly chap! (5) 13. Man who doesn’t need Mike, or receiving end of the PA? (4,7) 17. It takes an age to return to where the fighting is (5) 18. Show one’s indignation providing a bit of a brush, maybe (7) 20. What one may come to visiting in the afternoon (3) 21. In Germany two letters may give one centre for heavy industry (5) 22. An embargo enabling one to pinch something back (3) 23. Gun that lacks a middle may make one angry (4) 24. Sort of laughs with lop-sided grin: guess it’s non-u! (8)







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DOWN 1. Get up on hind legs quietly, not loudly, over the Channel (6) 2. A place-man in the absence of medical man (5) 3. Coped with the situation by handing people their cards (5) 5. Sort of feeling one may play one’s part in a hat (7) 6. Freedom from mixture: shame about your half! (6) 7. Drawing liquid or gas in, out or through is a lofty aim (10) 9. Inundation reaches different stage when lock-keeper opens them (10)

14. Superior to everything else is protective clothing (7) 15. He suffers for the cause but will spoil converted try (6) 16. In which, with courting couples, love amounts to nought (6) 18. Graduate wrongdoing may be due to huge depression (5) 19. A set of figures courses are brought to (5)



YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Publisher 5. Law 7. Take 8. Argonaut 10. Horribly 11. Wear 13. Repent 15. Parson 18. Leek 19. Contacts 22. Bestride 23. Pill 24. Lid 25. Sideboard Down 1. Pitcher 2. Baker 3. Herald 4. Riot 5. Leaders 6. Water 9. Tinny 12. Pants 14. Pleased 16. Nestled 17. Hooded 18. Libel 20. China 21. Arts



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QUICK Across 1. Undesirable 8. Elation 9. Drain 10. Dots 11. Wobbled 12. Inn 13. Span 15. Oust 17. Saw 19. Untruth 20. Itch 23. Cabin 24. Focused 25. Emotionless Down 1. Upends 2. Draft 3. Slip 4. Renown 5. Body blow 6. Enables 7. Denude 12. Innuendo 14. Potable 16. Outcry 17. Shufti 18. Shades 21. Taste 22. Scan. Taste 22. Scan

QUICK ACROSS 1. Soldiers (8) 7. More than enough (5) 8. Increased rapidly (9) 9. Doze (3) 10. Adds up (4) 11. Faking (6) 13. Over-emotional behaviour (13) 15. Illicit relationship (6) 16. Requests (4) 18. Droop (3) 20. Customers (9) 21. Appraise (5) 22. Trouble-maker (8)

DOWN 1. Seize (5) 2. Musical performance (7) 3. Lazily (4) 4. Justifying (13) 5. Imitating (5) 6. Arms (7) 7. Naval officer (7) 12. Large, imposing building (7) 13. Immense (7) 14. Scrutinise (7) 15. Nimble (5) 17. Guide (5) 19. Biting insect (4)


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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Where there is relationship tension you’ll find a call for more authenticity and a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) There is a need to tread carefully on the work front over the next few days, paying attention and finding the real message behind any work tension. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) On the home front you have a chance to get your bearings, with a need to look behind any emotional and intuitive responses today. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) With Venus returning to your work sector next week and Mars in his final 2 weeks in your income sector, bless wakeup calls today. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) While things have gone quiet on the income front since the Sun left last month they haven’t gone off the boil, with a need to watch this space. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Today’s opposition between income and financial forces provides some timely wakeup calls on both fronts, ensuring you’re not asleep at the wheel. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) A need for personal and relationship authenticity is butting heads and coming into conflict today, but you can’t change what you can’t see. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Any work tension is less a sign that something is broken and needs to be fixed and is more a call for balance and time to hear yourself think. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Mars is firing a passion for adventure and hunger for life, maybe because he knows the coming months will be professionally focused. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) In the lead up to Saturday’s New Moon in your career sector the Sun is forcing work/life balance issues out in the open. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Where there was a danger of scattering your attention or developing tunnel vision, you’re able to find a happy middle ground. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) This is a day for gaining some valuable insight into what’s really happening behind the scenes on the income, financial, personal and relationship fronts.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian BIRTHS

MAGINNESS – Luke and Nichola Maginness are pleased to announce the arrival of Walter Hugo Maginness born on August 21, 2013, weighing 8lb 9oz, a little brother for Archie. Thank you to midwives Claire Shatford and Cara Smart and also to the staff at Christchurch Women’s Hospital and Ashburton Maternity.

WATSON – Greg, Julia (nee Ford) and Sam are thrilled to announce the arrival of Benjamin James (7lb 9oz) on September 27, 2013. Many thanks to Katherine and Jean Todd Maternity staff.

DEATHS ANSTEY, Norman Dinsmore – On October 1, 2013 at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton. In his 83rd year. Loved twin son of the late William (Bill) and Margaret Anstey, and loved brother and brother in law of John and Helen, and Sam and Shirley (all deceased), Peter and the late Daphne, Beverley and the late Keith Reveley, and the late Bernard. Loved uncle Norm of all his nieces and nephews. Many thanks to Dr Ritchie, Ward 1 Ashburton Hospital, and Rosebank Resthome for Norman’s care. Donations to Ashburton Palliative care would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to remember Norman will be held at Our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on FRIDAY, October 4 commencing at 11.00am. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton




SYKES, Allan — On September 30, 2013, at Rosebank Rest Home and Hospital, Ashburton. In loving memory of our dearly devoted and loving son of the late Walter Robert and Estella Elizabeth, dearest and deeply missed brother of Alice, Trevor and the late Ray Sykes, and devoted uncle of Debbie and Norrie, and Paul and Janice, and the late Marieanne Rhodes. Our thanks and appreciation go out for the loving care given by his close friends and neighbours Barry Hunt and Kevin Crean. A patient sufferer at rest. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to nurses and staff at Rosebank.

021 267 5563


E.B. CARTER LTD For all your memorial requirements New headstones and designs Renovations, Additional inscriptions, Cleaning and Concrete work Carried out by qualified tradesmen.

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Fair fishing

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Fair fishing

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Full moon

19 Oct 12:39 pm

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 1:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 7:15 am, yesterday 189.6 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 9:30 am, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


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Canterbury Readings


8:28 2:45 8:54 3:01 9:10 3:25 9:33 3:42 9:52 4:05 10:13 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.

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Remaining rain clearing during the morning and fine spells increasing. Wind at 1000m: Mainly light, but NW 40 km/h developing in the evening. Wind at 2000m: NW dying away during the morning, but rising to 60 km/h in the evening.



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FZL: Lowering to 2400m


High cloud increasing and occasional rain developing. Light winds.

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Rain developing near the divide, heavy at times, and scattered falls spreading further east from evening. Wind at 1000m: NW 50 km/h, gusting 90 km/h, easing in the evening. Wind at 2000m: Severe gale NW 100 km/h, easing in the evening.

Remaining rain clearing early morning and fine spells increasing. Winds mainly light, northeasterlies about the coast for a time.

World Weather


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Fine at first. Cloud increasing in the evening, with scattered light rain developing. NW gale gusting 90 km/h in exposed inland places, easing in the evening and briefly turning S about the coast.

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A ridge over northern New Zealand moves away to the east tomorrow and Friday. Meanwhile, a complex trough over the Tasman Sea moves onto the South Island tomorrow. The trough moves onto central New Zealand on Friday, followed by a weak ridge, while a low to the north of the trough approaches Northland.


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FRIDAY: Occasional rain developing. Light winds.





TOMORROW: Early rain, then long fine spells. Northeasterlies.



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MASTERS, Eric Richard (Dick) – On September 30, 2013 at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 86. Loved cherished husband of Daphne. Loved father and father in law of Liz and Trevor Whiting, Shirley and Brian Smith, Richard and Robyn, and the late Judith. Loved granddad of all his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Messages to 43 Lampard Street, Methven, 7730. A funeral service for Dick will be held at St John Presbyterian Church, Methven, TOMORROW THURSDAY, commencing at 10.30am. Followed by interment at the Methven Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton




MACKENZIE, Marina Jane – Please note all late death (11/3/71 – 29/9/13). At Ashburton Hospital after a notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours two year battle with cancer. must be emailed to: Loved mother of Jamie, and Keisha, beloved daughter of to ensure publication. Ken and Jane MacKenzie (Bluff), sister of Scott and Lee During office hours notices (Boyne Island Qld). Auntie to may also be sent to: Liam, Alex, and Cohen Mackenzie. Niece of Colin Any queries and Elsie Downie (Te please contact Awamutu), the late Ollie 0800 Downie (Perth), Chris and ASHBURTON Lisa Downie (Sydney), Trina (0800-274-287). Boyle and Jo Fernandez (Katherine NT), Andrew and Debbie Downie (Brisbane), Pam Anderson (Melbourne), June Leith and Stuart Harvey (Waikawa). Very best and loved friend of Catherine Schluter. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. A service to celebrate Marina’s life will be held at Our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on THURSDAY, October 3 commencing at 1.30 pm. Followed by Phone Eddie anytime cremation. Patersons Funeral Services 308 9051 or FDANZ Ashburton

TODAY: Cloud increasing in the evening, some late rain. Gusty NW dying out.




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STEPHENS, Vivianne Elizabeth (Betty) – Passed away 28.10.13 at Mayfair Rest Home aged 85 years. Loved cousin and dear friend of Shirley Fisher, Adrienne Patterson and Lyn and Neil Paintin and family.



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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 23.3 23.3 Max to 4pm 5.9 Minimum 3.1 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.2 16hr to 4pm October to date 0.2 Avg Oct to date 2 2013 to date 656.6 515 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 15 At 4pm Strongest gust NE 30 Time of gust 2:20pm

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am House Gift Three interiordesign experts visit an ordinary home and compete to find a house gift that will win a permanent place in the heart of the household. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Kerry tries to put a brave face on. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 2pm May The Best House Win Four sets of home-owners are invited to judge one another’s houses based on interior design, homeliness, comfort and hospitality. 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Elton John. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Fair Go 0 8pm Family Recipes Michael learns how to make Jon Ginnen’s famous-inKingsland pineapple pie, and then invites Jon to his restaurant to push the boundaries. 0 8:30 Nothing Trivial AO 0 9:30 Scandal AO 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Unforgettable AO 3 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 3 0 6:55 Stitch! 3 0 7:25 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 7:50 Slugterra 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 Noon The Nine Lives Of Chloe King PGR 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Melissa And Joey 3 0 3:30 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 4pm Mako Mermaids 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Nate has a secret side that surprises everyone. 0 7:30 Two and a Half Men PGR Walden and Alan try to cheer up a lonely Herb, but end up living it up a little too much. 0 8pm The Neighbors PGR 0 8:30 The Big Bang Theory PGR 0 9pm Cougar Town PGR 0 9:30 Devious Maids AO 0 10:25 Supernatural AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 3 Ray and Debra end up in a twoweek standoff over a suitcase. 0 1pm Dr Phil PGR 3 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 3pm Top Chef – All Stars PGR 3 4pm Rachael Ray 3 5pm Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals 3 Jamie cooks steak, liver, and bacon, bubble-and-squeak mash, and redonion gravy, and Mexican tomato soup, chilli nachos, and vegetableand-feta sprinkles. 0 6pm 3 News

11:55 Attitude 3 Twenty-two-year-old Jimmy Rae Brown wants a job, he loves film, and he may just have found the perfect match. 0 12:30 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:05 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:25 Happily Divorced PGR 3 0 11:55 Work It 3 12:25 20/20 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 Army Wives PGR 3 0 3:20 Huge PGR 3 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials

11:15 NCIS AO 3 A naval commander’s death is investigated while the agents also undergo psychological evaluations. 0 12:15 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses 7:30 Make My Home Bigger 8am My Kitchen 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 House Crashers 10am House Wreck Rescue 11am Auction Hunters PG 11:30 Fantasy Homes In The City 12:30 Location, Location, Location 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Combat Hospital PGR 3:30 Make My Home Bigger 4pm Food Safari 4:30 The Cook And The Chef 5pm Candice Tells All 5:30 Celebrity DIY 6pm My Kitchen 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm American Restoration 7:30 Where The Wild Men Are Presenter Ben Fogle investigates people who have opted out of the daily grind to live in challenging and unlikely destinations. 8:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 9:30 Military Driving School PGR 10pm Autospeed 10:30 Fairytales A0 11:30 Combat Hospital PGR


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Make My Home Bigger 1:30 American Restoration 2am The Cook And The Chef 2:30 Food Safari 3am Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 4am My Kitchen 4:30 Bath Crashers 5am Military Driving School PGR 5:30 Autospeed

7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block NZ PGR The teams must complete a kitchen, dining room, and study renovation. 0 8:35 3rd Degree Current affairs programme hosted by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner. 9:35 Breakout Kings AO 0 10:35 Nightline

PRIME 6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors 1pm The Jeff Probst Show PGR 1:55 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? UK 3 2:55 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 3:25 Nigella Feasts 3 Stuffed blood-and-guts baked potatoes followed by velvety green soup. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Mythbusters PGR 8:35 Under the Dome AO The residents receive an unexpected visit from their loved ones on the other side, but must soon brace themselves for a new threat from outside. 9:30 Shearing Gang PGR 10pm Bondi Rescue PGR 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am Re:Union (Replay) 7am Motorsport – Speedway European Championships (Highlights) Final Event. 10am Re:Union (Replay) 11am Cricket – Champions League Twenty20 (Highlights) Rajasthan Royals v Otago Volts. Noon L Ice Hockey – NHL Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs. 3pm Golf – Presidents Cup Preview Show From Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. 3:30 Rugby – ITM Cup Week 4pm Golf – PGA Champions Tour (Highlights) Nature Valley First Tee Open. From Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. 5pm Golf Central 6pm Re:Union (Replay)

11:25 Excused AO Dating show in which singles looking for love try to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11:50 Infomercials

11pm The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

11pm Motorsport – Speedway European Championships (Highlights) 2am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) 4am Motorsport – FIA World Touring Car Championship (Highlights) Budapest – Race One and Race Two.

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 My Name Is Earl PG 8:30 My Name Is Earl PG 8:55 24 MVLS 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI MV 12:15 SVU MV Diane Baker. 1:05 NYPD Blue MVLS 1:55 My Name Is Earl PG 2:20 My Name Is Earl PG 2:45 24 MVLS 3:35 Raw MC 6:35 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 NCIS MV 9:30 SVU MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 24 MVLS 1:20 My Name Is Earl PG 1:45 My Name Is Earl PG 2:10 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:05 NCIS MV 3:55 SVU – Special Victims Unit MV 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

7pm Boxing – Bradley v Marquez 24/7 7:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Tasman v Waikato. From Trafalgar Park in Nelson. 9:30 Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. 10pm Golf – Presidents Cup Preview Show 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild

SKY SPORT 2 Motu 3 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Te Tepu 2 8pm Poutiriao 8:30 Kowhao Rau 9:30 Whakatauki (Starting Today) 3 10pm Oruorua 10:30 Native Affairs 3 11:30 Te Kaea 3 2 Midnight Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Ice-Cold Gold PG Discord, Deer and Discovery. 7:30 Man v Wild PG European Alps. 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG Red Flag to Bull. 10:30 Bullet Points PG Operation Desert Storm. 11:30 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG 12:30 Fatal Encounters M 1:30 I Was Murdered M 2pm Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 2:30 Car v Wild PG 3:30 Ice-Cold Gold PG 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Deadliest Catch – The Bait PG 7:30 Deadliest Catch PG 8:30 Sons Of Guns M 9:30 American Guns M 10:30 Scorned – Love Kills M 11:30 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M THURSDAY Midnight I Married A Mobster M 12:30 Ice-Cold Gold PG 1:30 Deadliest Catch PG 2:30 Sons Of Guns M 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Beyond Survival With Les Stroud PG 5:30 Time Warp PG

The Block NZ

7:30pm on TV3

SKY MOVIES 7:15 Goodnight For Justice 2 – Measure Of A Man PGV 2012 Western. Luke Perry. 8:45 Behemoth MV 2011 Sci-fi. Ed Quinn, Pascale Hutton. 10:15 Abduction MVL 2011 Action Thriller. Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins. Noon Jack And Jill PGVL 2011 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes. 1:35 Freshman Father PG 2010 Drama. Andrew Seeley, Brittney Irvin, Ryan McDonald. 3:10 Secrets In The Walls MC 2010 Drama. Jeri Ryan. 4:40 Another Earth MVS 2011 Drama. Brit Marling, William Mapother. 6:15 The Amazing Spider-Man MV 2012 Action. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone. 8:30 Pitch Perfect MLS 2012 Comedy. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson. 10:25 Apollo 18 16V 2011 Horror. 11:50 Ironclad 16V 2011 Action.


1:50 The Tooth Fairy 16VS 2006 Horror. 3:20 Freshman Father PG 2010 Drama. 4:55 Secrets In The Walls MC 2010 Drama.

6:40 Superman Returns MV 2006 Action. Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth. 9:10 Circle Of Friends M 1995 Drama. Minnie Driver, Chris O’Donnell, Geraldine O’Rawe. 10:50 Keeping The Faith MS 2000 Comedy. Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman. 12:55 The Grudge 16C 2004 Horror. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall. 2:30 Superman Returns MV 2006 Action. Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth. 5:05 Fantastic Four PGV 2005 Action. Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Julian McMahon. 6:50 The Watcher 16VL 2000 Thriller. 8:30 Shanghai Knights MV 2003 Action. 10:25 The Skeleton Key MC 2005 Horror.

6am Golf Central 7am Surfing – ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (Highlights) Oakley Pro Bali. From Keramas in Bali. 8am Motorsport – Nascar Nationwide Series (Highlights) Dover 200. 9am Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) AAA 400. 10am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Bay of Plenty v Counties Manukau. Noon Golf – Champions Tour (Highlights) Nature Valley First Tee Open. 1pm Golf – Presidents Cup Preview Show From Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. 1:30 Rugby – ITM Cup Week A weekly roundup of all the action in the ITM Cup. 2pm Re:Union (Replay) 3pm Motorsport – Speedway European Championships (Highlights) Final Event. 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Rugby League – Dally M Awards (Replay) 8:30 L Deaker On Sport 9:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Preliminary Final One – Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles. 10pm Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Preliminary Final Two – Roosters v Knights. 10:30 NRL 360 11:30 Gridiron – Lingerie Football League Omaha Heart v Cleveland Crush. From Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

12:10 The Usual Suspects 18VL 1995 Thriller. 2am Biography – George Clooney PG 2011 2:55 Fantastic Four PGV 2005 Action. 4:40 Shanghai Knights MV 2003 Action.

1am Boxing – Fight Night Julio Cesar Chavez jr v Brian Vera. 3am NRL 360 4am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Preliminary Final Two – Roosters v Knights.

Under the Dome 8:35pm on Prime



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6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV Holiday Edition 7:05 BeyWheelz A peaceful city becomes the site of a battle between good and evil in this animated series. 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 8am Sticky TV Holiday Edition 8:30 Planet Sheen 3 9am Ready, Steady, Wiggles 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Tree Fu Tom 3 9:50 Humf 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring Wonder Pets and Dragons – Riders Of Berk. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 6:30 Futurama 3 7pm The Simpsons PGR 3 0 7:30 Glee 3 8:30 Grimm AO Adalind returns to Portland seeking revenge, targeting Nick, Hank and Juliette. 9:30 American Horror Story – Asylum AO A new inmate creates problems for Sister Jude; Grace’s alien obsession becomes violent. 10:25 The Gates AO 3

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Korero Mai 3 2 3pm Warrant Of Fitness 3 3:30 Mythic Warriors – Guardians Of The Legend 3 2 4pm Pukoro 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm F Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o te

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Chasing the cochonnet

They have weathered the winter months, now the Ashburton Petanque Club wants to add to its already healthy membership base during the summer months. Yesterday club members, including Brian Shaw (pictured), took part in their usual round robin matches, which now sees up to 34 members taking part in their sport at the club’s new

home at the Ashburton MSA bowling club. Club president Lester Herron said the club’s presence continued to grow, and invited new members from all walks of life to join as the weather becomes more inviting. He said club members meet three times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.


Champions of Big name for the fairways ASB Classic P17


Ashburton Guardian, Wednesday. October 2, 2013  
Ashburton Guardian, Wednesday. October 2, 2013  

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