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Spate of thefts has residents on edge BY KATIE TODD


Mid Cantabrians sick of living in fear are taking measures to tackle the rising number of robberies around the district. Following a raft break-ins, thefts and robberies over the past month, Methven resident Kylee Sissons and her friend have taken to Facebook to begin a new neighbourhood-watch style initiative. The new page, Ashburton and Methven Beware, is a small step to help tackle “all the really negative stuff” she said she has been hearing of in Mid Canterbury. Thefts reported over the past week alone include a van stolen on Creek Road, a motorcycle stolen from Chertsey and cars broken into on Shelly Street, Patching Street, Middle Road, Allens Road, Wills Street and Chalmers Avenue. More than nine homes across Hampstead and Allenton have been reported burgled, and property has been stolen from Allenton Garage and Z Petrol Station, resulting in a police chase on Wednesday night. Individuals have also been reported loitering around cars and houses around town, including Beach Road, South Street and Moore Street. “There’s people losing stuff, getting their stuff stolen … I’d seen so much stuff and I just got sick of it,” Sissons said. Her page, which anyone can join and post to, is designed as a neighbourhood watch where individuals can report any sus-

picious activity, thefts or scams. Almost 800 members have joined in five days, and those commenting include victims of crimes and those simply willing to help out, such as one supermarket night shift worker who has offered to report anything suspicious they see when leaving at 4.30am. Sissons said while she encourages people to still call the police and not “try to take things into their own hands,” she hopes to do anything she can to help relieve those living in fear because of crime. “The older generation, the ones who built Ashburton from the ground up … those people are starting to feel scared and it’s not fair,” she said. “And then there’s people like single mothers … I had one post from a solo mum who had four youths break into her house and it’s like – what is she meant to do, sleep with a knife under her bed? I want those people to feel safe again.” She said she would love to stand up to what appears to be a “pattern” of crime. “These people are starting to break into petrol stations again and that’s exactly what they were doing six months ago. “People are getting used and abused and not enough is happening. I mean, the police are doing what they can, and I’ve seen them out there at 3am chasing people – but the more our numbers, the more we can stand up to it all.”

Treaty signing re-enactments are a Waitangi Day tradition at the Hakatere Marae – this year will be no exception. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN


Marae to re-enact the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi BY KATIE TODD


There’ll be no shortage of good kai and community spirit when Hakatere Marae mark their 45th Waitangi Day celebrations on Tuesday. The marae’s Komiti are gearing up to open their doors for their traditional day of whanau fun. Komiti member Janet Benfell said anyone and everyone is welcome to come along, but this year’s celebrations will also have a later start time of 3pm to accommodate the Multi Cultural Bite festival in East Street. The afternoon will offer something for everyone, said Benfell. “There will be games for kids, music, shared meals … we’ll do re-enactments of the original treaty signing and have discus-

sions on the effect and meaning of the document today,” she said. This year, visitors will also have an opportunity to see the marae’s mahau (porch) carving and the new wharenui, Te Poho o Hakatere. The carvings were blessed and the tapu lifted on the wharenui last Labour weekend. The building of the wharenui completes the marae complex. However the interior is yet to be decorated and the Komiti will be fundraising for mattresses and a storeroom. Over the years, the Hakatere Marae Komiti have organised a range of Waitangi Day celebrations, said Benfell. At the 1975 family whanau day, the mayor and several councillors from the Ashburton District

Council took part in the treaty signing re-enactment. In 2007, a re-enactment took place at the Ashburton Art Gallery with Dr Jim Benefield narrating the story of the treaty signing and Ashburton College Principal Steve Lewis playing the part of Governor Hobson. In 2008, gallery visitors were encouraged to do art work on canvas with the theme of I Am Here, and the Cook Island group and a local pop band provided entertainment in the domain. And in 2009, Mayor Bede O’Malley opened the wharekai, Te Hapai O, on Waitangi Day. This year, anyone who comes along to the marae at 449 Rakaia Highway is simply asked to bring a plate of food and a good sense of humour.


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Official welcome finally goes ahead BY KATIE TODD


Yesterday’s cooler weather gave Ashburton Intermediate School students the chance to gather in the hall and celebrate a traditional powhiri, after it was delayed from the start of the week. New teachers and a new Year 7 group were welcomed to the school community, and staff gave short mihis to introduce themselves. Principal Brent Gray said it was one of the smaller Year 6 cohorts the school had welcomed, with only six Year 7 classes for 2018. But what they lacked in numbers, he said, they made up for with what they brought to the school community. Right – Year 8 teachers give a mihi at the Ashburton Intermediate School’s powhiri yesterday.



Boy’s lifesavers praised by police Methven Police are praising two men for saving the life of an Ashburton boy. Four friends, aged 12 to 13, were enjoying their summer and jumping off rocks into the river at the Rakaia Gorge on Saturday, January 27, when fun under the Rakaia Gorge bridges turned to fright. One of the boys was caught in the strong current and swept away. His mates stayed with him by swimming together for about 300 metres downstream when the force of the water drove all four

boys into a cluster of thick willow trees. All but one of the students climbed up out of the water to safety but one couldn’t get out; a 12-year-old’s leg was trapped in branches under the water and he was struggling to stay afloat. It was a serious situation and the boy was in dire risk of drowning. A crowd of people had gathered nearby and were desperate to help. But there was no easy access to the riverbank as it was bordered by a sheer cliff. By this time an older girl who

was with the boys before they got into difficulty had called emergency services at 6.10pm and Police were on their way. Fortunately, a private jetboat was travelling downstream. The skipper, Jonathon Sutherland, was alerted, unloaded all but one of his passengers, turned his boat around and went straight to the struggling swimmers. Sutherland and fellow rescuer Christopher Campbell nudged their boat well into the trees and one of the men got into the water and freed the 12-year-old’s foot.

All four boys were scooped up and taken to the riverbank where the crowd had gathered. Police, fire and ambulance staff were waiting and paramedics assessed the 12-year-old as possibly suffering from having a leg injury and swallowing water. The 13-year-old who was caught in the current earlier was upset and cold. Both were taken by Westpac helicopter to Christchurch Hospital, where they were met by their families. The boy who was trapped was released from hospital the next

day with no serious injuries, just a sore ankle. “This was a serious situation where, if it was not for the quick actions of the two men and their ability to extract the boys using a boat, the 12-year-old boy would certainly have drowned,” said Methven Constable Guy Atkinson. “They pulled off a successful rescue during a tense situation. He said the pair should be extremely proud of themselves for saving the boy’s life. “It’s not a day the men or the boys are likely to forget.”

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Dunedin printmaker shares her techniques By Katie todd

Dunedin artist Anna Reid has set up residence at the Ashburton Society of Arts’ Short Street Studio, teaching local creatives her top printmaking tips and techniques. From yesterday through to Sunday, Reid guided a class through the processes of dry point print making and mono-printing. Reid said she exhibited at the Short Street Studio last year, and was invited back to give a class. While it’s her first time teaching adults, enthusiastic participants were eager to draw from Reid’s skills and produce their own prints.

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Motorists speeding through roadworks in Mayfield are learning the hard way why temporary speed limits are put in place around roadworks. The Mayfield Rural Fire Force are urging drivers to slow down approaching roadworks following two crashes over the past week, both within the first hundred metres of freshly sealed roads. “People are coming in too fast, and they’re failing to read the speed limit signs,” said Mayfield Chief Fire Of-

Storm damage on the West Coast disrupted milk collection and processing yesterday. Westland Milk Products was unable to collect milk from the northern and southern ends of the coast, while collection in central areas was patchy. Meanwhile, Westland’s Hokitika factory was operating on limited power and was unable to process milk, with collected milk diverted to other milk processors. There were some farmers on the coast without electric power, some of who were unable to maintain milk in their storage vats at a level required to retain quality and meet food safety standards. That milk was discharged to effluent ponds or disposed onto land.

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ficer Ian Fielder. “They’re going too fast across the shingle – and their cars are slipping on it.” He said by the time cars had reached the roadworks, it was too late to slow down, but reading the speed limits and braking before reaching the shingle could avoid disaster. “There’s a reason why the signs are put there,” he said. Yesterday NZTA were warning of delays around two major resurfacing roadworks – one at Mount Hutt Station Road and one on the Hinds Highway across Ashburton River.

Cemetery extension Unlike many towns and cities, Ashburton is unlikely to run out of burial space for many years. The Ashburton District Council has plans to extend the Seafield Road cemetery into land it owns towards Bridge Street. It lodged a resource application for the extension and two submissions were received, both in support of the proposal. Once the commissioner’s report is received outlining conditions placed on the consent, a consultant will be engaged to progress design and tendering of the project.

Toilets well used Since they opened for business the new toilets at Lake Camp have been busy. They opened in mid-December and during their first month received 2309 visits, equating to 80 per day.




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Planning for domains’ future By Sue NewmaN

Development plans for both the Ashburton and Tinwald domains will be prepared over the next five months. The plans will guide the long term future development of both domains over the next 30 years. Ashburton does not have a plan but Tinwald does and this wlll be reviewed to take into account changing needs, said council open spaces manager David Askin. At Thursday’s service delivery meeting, district councillors approved up to $30,000 for the preparation of the Ashburton plan and $15,000 for Tinwald. Ashburton’s plan would take into account changes needed around access to the domain when traffic lights were installed at the corner of Walnut Avenue and State Highway One, Askin said. A reserve management plan was written for the Ashburton Domain in 2013 and this sets out standards and guidance for ongoing maintenance. The development plan will detail long term changes and will outline a vision for the fu-

Plans are to be developed to outline future changes planned at the Ashburton Domain. ture. Community surveys and meetings in 2014 and 2015 had generated a range of ideas for

enhancements at the domain, he said. The Tinwald Domain plan was

prepared seven years ago and needed to be updated, Askin said.

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Boil water notice for Mt Somers Ashburton District Council advised yesterday that a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the Mt Somers water supply, effective immediately. Residents connected to this scheme should boil their drinking water, and water used in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least three minutes before consumption. Monitoring equipment at the treatment plant has detected that the quality of the water is not as clear as it should be, and this has reduced the effectiveness of the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection treatment. UV disinfection is used to target viruses, bacteria and protozoa that may be present in water by killing them or rendering them inactive. The Mt Somers UV disinfection equipment is working correctly, however it is less effective during periods when the water isn’t as clear as it should be. The precautionary boil water notice will remain in place until further advised by council.

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Warm welcome for PM Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern emerged from her first meeting yesterday with iwi leaders saying it was “warm and practical” but thornier issues such as Maori interests in an upcoming levy on bottled water were not addressed. Ardern said the conversation had focused on areas they could work together, such as children, housing, water quality and climate change. She said the issue of the ownership of water had not come up, but it was a long-standing issue and work would continue on that. The iwi forum has been in talks with the Government over water rights for years. The former National Government’s position was that nobody owned water, but Labour’s election policy to charge for the commercial use of water, such as for irrigation, led to iwi suggesting that was a form of ownership right and Maori interests had to be worked out. That policy for commercial water charges was shelved as part of NZ First’s demands under the coalition agreement, but the Government intends to go ahead with a levy on exports of bottled water. Asked if the iwi leaders had raised the question of whether they should have a stake in that levy, Ardern said it was not raised during the meeting and was a hypothetical question. “Our position continues to be the same. Everybody has a stake in water but we acknowledge that particularly Maori do which is why I have no doubt we will keep having that conversation. But right now, [water] quality is a huge part of that focus.” Te Aupouri’s Maahia Nathan, the forum spokesman this year, said the PM was received warmly

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Labour ministers Andrew Little (left), Kelvin Davis and Peeni Henare at Waitangi. Ardern says she felt no tension in her meeting with iwi leaders. PHOTO NZ HERALD

but issues such as bottled water charges and Maori rights were yet to be discussed. “It’s not something that I think is a priority at the moment. At the moment it’s about developing our relationship.” He said that issue would create some tension between individual iwi and the Government in the future but it was the Prime Minister’s first visit to the forum so the focus was on that relationship. Prior to the meeting there was some concern among iwi leaders about the new relationship after nine years of a National government. The iwi chairs forum wrote to Ardern last year out of concern about the attitude some new ministers were taking to the forum, including insisting it focus

more on the social wellbeing of their people rather than Maori constitutional rights. Ardern said she had not felt any tension in the meeting. The aim was to work out where the Government and iwi could work on Labour’s new priorities rather than those of the previous Government. “I certainly didn’t feel any tension at all. Perhaps I’m being an optimist but I felt only warmth and some hope in that room and we are going to make sure we make the most of that welcome.” After the meeting, Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau said he did not believe the Labour Government had fully understood the mandate of the iwi leaders and believed that because Labour had high support among Maori politi-

cally they represented Maoridom. “One of the myths they had is that they have a significant mandate from Maori because they have the seven seats. And that’s a point. However, they are the Crown. They don’t represent the iwi.” He believed Ardern now appreciated the distinction. Ardern was new to many of the topics and had given some “diplomatic” answers in some cases, but had committed to continuing a lot of the work the iwi leaders were looking at which was pleasing. The Iwi Leaders were Ardern’s first meeting in a day in which she also met with the Maori Wardens, the mayors of Northland and Maori Women’s Welfare League. - NZME

Smith said there had been a massive slip, almost 100 metres wide, at Douglas Bluff blocking access to Haast from the south. There was also severe damage to the access road to Fox Glacier, he said. “There are 700 tourists all in Haast wanting to go south or north and they can’t go either way.” Mr Smith said they were relying on a limited supply of power. “Our emergency response team

has worked brilliantly.” The people stuck in Haast had all been provided with beds and food, he said. “The hospitality in South Western is unbelievable.” All of SH6 from Ross through to Haast Pass was closed. The stretch between Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph would remain closed overnight as a 30-tonne digger was needed to clear the slip at Omoeroa. Our Lady of the River church, located about 38km from Fox Gla-

cier on Haast Highway, was completely destroyed by wild winds and flooding. In Hokitika 700 consumers were without power as several transmission pole structures suffered significant damage. Buller Civil Defence had issued a warning yesterday advising parents to keep children away from playgrounds near flood water due to contamination, especially in Carters Beach and Granity. - NZME

Dromore’s water restrictions reduced Ashburton District Council has reduced the Level Five water restriction in place for the Dromore water supply to its previous Level Four permanent hosing ban restriction. Council is now satisfied that the scheme has stabilised, after it was found that the Dromore water plant was not keeping up with a sudden increase in demand on Wednesday.

Six injured in crash A mother and her five children have been taken to hospital – two of them in critical condition – after a two vehicle crash on a rural Whangarei road yesterday. The accident, which involved a 4x4 and a people mover, happened on Jordan Valley Rd, Hikurangi, about 1km north of Rushbrook Rd, about 3.31pm police said. Police said the driver of the 4x4 was uninjured, but all six in the people mover – a woman and her five children – suffered injuries. A 12-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy were both reported to be in critical condition, while the woman and a five-yearold boy and eight-year-old girl were all in a serious condition. A nine-year-old girl was reported to have moderate injuries. - NZME

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Storm traps 700 people in cut-off Haast The West Coast town of Haast was cut off in the aftermath of Cyclone Fehi leaving 700 people stuck in the township and 115 motorists stuck near Fox Glacier. The large-scale wreckage from severe weather included the destruction of a house and church in Haast, while further south a bridge had collapsed in Gore. Bruce Bay Marae had been evacuated and the evacuees were now also in Haast. Westland District Mayor Bruce

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The find led to a Level Five water conservation notice being issued, and residents were instructed to restrict all nonessential water use. A leak in the water main was located and repaired later that day, and combined with residents’ efforts to conserve water, the scheme is now providing water to all connected properties.

“Although the leak had been fixed two days ago, the scheme needed time to replenish its levels and we needed to closely monitor the supply in case there were any other issues. “We are now satisfied that we can ease the restriction back,” council assets manager Andrew Guthrie says. “We would like to thank the Dromore community for their

efforts in conserving water during these past few days, and would encourage them to continue observing good waterwise practices.” The Dromore scheme is now on a Level Four restriction, which restricts residents from using a hose. They are permitted to water their gardens using a bucket or watering can.

Auckland’s newest attraction will be on display again this weekend with a distinctly Waitangi flavour. A second light show has been created using the Vector Lights on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The light and sound show will tell the story of Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Island) and begans last night at 9pm. It will be repeated every hour until midnight each night until Waitangi Day on Tuesday. The fully solar-powered lights were switched on for the first time last weekend. Vector has has installed 90,000 LED lights and 200 floodlights, which are powered by 630 panels installed on top of North Wharf in Wynyard Quarter. - NZME

Police car rammed A 23-year-old has been arrested after a police chase in which he hit a police car with the stolen car he was driving. A police spokesperson said police tried to stop a stolen vehicle in Opunake at about 8.45am yesterday. But the driver failed to stop and fled from police. A short pursuit ensued and was abandoned a short time later when a police car was hit. No police staff were injured. The driver was taken into custody without incident. The driver appeared in New Plymouth District Court yesterday charged with burglary and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle. - NZME

Teen hit by car A 14-year-old was hit by a car in Red Beach and is now in Starship children’s hospital in Auckland. A police spokesperson said the crash happened on Millwater Parkway, Red Beach, yesterday. The serious crash unit was on the scene at about 4.10pm. Three St John vehicles attended the scene and an alert was issued that the patient was in a critical condition. - NZME

Historic hall ‘dangerous’ People have been warned to stay well back from a historic but “dangerous” Auckland Sunday school hall whose repairs no one has been willing to finance. Developer View West wants to build several apartments within the St James church building on the corner of View and Esplanade Rds in Mt Eden, Auckland. It also wants to demolish the hall fronting Esplanade Rd and build more apartments there. Both buildings have a B-grade heritage listing with the Auckland Council. - NZME

Summer photo competition Saturday, February 3, 2018 Left – Eleven-month-old Fletcher enjoying a day at Caroline Bay. Taken by Stacey Stoddart. Right – After-work activities, at Lake Tekapo. Taken by Tracy Harris.

This year’s Guardian Summer Photo Competition has turned up some great photos. We will be regularly running some of these great offerings. Left – Alia and Kaden keeping it cool during the heat wave, watched by Max and Honor. Taken by Chleone Emery. Right – Summer holidays at free-range farm. Taken by Sheryl Stivens. Far right – Ivan, 7, digging a very deep hole and nearly tipping in head-first at Mount Maunganui Beach. Taken by Leanna Heneghan.

Above – This is Liv happy to be hanging in Whitianga. Taken by Arlene McCrea.

Above – Jo Swan’s neice Teina, 19, and partner Sam, 20, in Balmoral on June 3.

Below – Kasey Higson on Kakanui Beach. Taken by Renee Pickles.

Right – Emma and Ollie at the Allenton School Playground. Taken by Maureen Small. Below – Shane and two children Harriet, 10, and Cameron, 8, waterskiing at the lakes at Christmas. Taken by Ellie Hill.

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This is the third and final part of a feature on the growing trend of pre-teens signing up to social media sites and the potentially detrimental implications for mental health. Reporter Susan Sandys finds parents are the ones left to make the choice on when they allow their children to join, but that is easier than it sounds.

KEEPING KIDS SAFE – Talk to children about rules around when they can join social media sites. The age of eligibility for most sites is 13, and it goes against the advice of parenting experts to join before this. – Use privacy settings to keep personal information private. – Teach your children to think before posting, and explain they must gain permission from their friends or family before posting pictures, videos or any other content that does not involve them directly. – Inform them about the risks of being online, including cyberbullying, sexting and strangers making contact. – Don’t be afraid to talk about peer pressure and how they should not be persuaded to post inappropriate content, and let them know they can talk to you if they feel uncomfortable about something. – Consider parental controls and filtering software. – Set down rules around screen time.


id Canterbury mum Elizabeth* believes parents have been overwhelmed to some degree by the growth of social media. She is friends and a follower of her children on Facebook and Instagram, yet it is not possible to be aware of all the different exchanges they are involved in, she said. Elizabeth has three teenage daughters, and for one of them, 14-year-old Tia*, social media is not a big deal. She has a Facebook account but prefers to doodle in her sketch pad. However, she believes 13-year-old Jessica* and 18-yearold Rose* are addicted. For Rose, a high-achieving creative young woman, there is a “constant stimulation of the dramas of life” as her phone is rarely out of her hand. She will often either be posting about what has happened in her own life or commenting on what has happened in someone else’s. Jessica on the other hand spends about five hours per day on social media, often while doing other internet-based activities such as watching a movie. “It can create a lot of tension for them, they get more upset in friendships and relationships because they are blurting and not thinking about what they are saying,” Elizabeth said. She believes a house rule to turn off phones at night probably did not go far enough. In hindsight she wished she had introduced tougher screen-time limits as a condition of getting their first phones when they were 11. She feels it is too late to do this now and even having discussions about any concerns she has is difficult. “If you try and have a discussion with them, even in the most general terms, they can get very defensive, they won’t talk about it,” she said. Elizabeth is concerned about inappropriate material that can be accessed, such as self-harm pages, pornography, violence and unedited graphic news reports, and she had blocked sites from the home laptop in the past. She had not been able to do this on her children’s personal phones because she believed if she tried, they would just be able to unblock it. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Piper Hood in Methven has been on Instagram, Snapchat and since the age of 11. When she was 12 she shut her Instagram account down for a few months when there was some bullying in a message group she had with school friends.

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Above – Piper (left) and Robyn Hood enjoy sharing photos on Instagram.


Right – Mangere College student Paul Lesoa has more than 4000 friends and followers. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Mum Robyn noticed what was going on because she is logged into Piper’s private account on her own phone, which was a condition of her daughter joining Instagram. A girl pretending to be Piper was sending intimidating messages to another member. Robyn messaged and said she knew a “tech guy” who would be able to find out who they were. The girl ended up owning up and apologising. Piper generally stays on her Snapchat and Instagram throughout the day, because she did not want to miss anything. And usually her experience was a good one, but she liked that her mum was logged into her Instagram account and at this stage did not want any more freedom than she had already. “I like that you can talk to your friends online and you can post pictures for everyone to see and that,” she said. Late last year she was at a hockey tournament and on the way back her team bumped into rugby player Sam Cane at the airport; they took a photo with him

and she posted it on Instagram, where she has 343 followers, and it got 91 likes. She has a number of Snapchat streaks going with friends and the longest was 120 days. Streaks are a feature on Snapchat, popular with kids, which illustrate the number of consecutive days you can send a snap to the same friend. Smartphones are a constant in hers and her friends’ lives, they even take them to class, where pupils are not allowed to use them. Sometimes Piper’s parents will hear the buzz of a notification after midnight with messages being sent in her friends group, however, her phone is out of bounds overnight and she is not allowed to message or text this late. Robyn is a photographer who is also on Instagram, as well as Snapchat and Facebook, and like her daughter always has her phone with her. She believes social media had its place and she follows some of Piper’s friends and they follow her on Instagram. In retrospect, perhaps those earlier years had been too soon for Piper and her

friends to be on Instagram, Robyn said, as the bullying incident had shown they were not mature enough to act responsibly. Despite the many dilemmas parents and children face online, there is also a wide range of benefits. Social media can be creative, inspiring and connecting. Mangere College student Paul Lesoa is the perfect example and could be considered the poster boy for social media. At the age of 17 he has 4771 friends on Facebook, connected to his Instagram, with an additional 1137 followers and about 1000 friends on Snapchat. “All the kids back in the day didn’t have the technology, everything is in your back pocket, a phone can do a lot to be honest,” he said. Late last year he received more than 440 likes, 64 shares and 28 comments, in support of a post he wrote in defence of South Auckland. “... the only thing that’s dirty in south is our parents’ hands who worked hard to give us the op-

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portunities they didn’t have,” he wrote. It followed a post encouraging boys to “pick up our game” and treat potential girlfriends better, receiving over 2500 likes. Paul is a facilitator for a youth suicide prevention group and acknowledged social media has a bad side, in its capacity to be used by cyberbullies. However, he believes it offers a good way to help anyone who is depressed, as friends can pick up on their negative posts and direct them to the help they need. Paul’s positive experience reflects all the good things adoles-

cents get from using social media. A report by the Royal Society of Public Health in England last year found youngsters valued being able to express themselves, build identity and find emotional support. However, the researchers also found the negative effects such as impact on sleep, body image, fear of missing out and bullying outweighed the good effects, on the platforms of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Only YouTube had an overall positive effect on wellbeing and mental health, as opposed to an overall negative effect. * Names have been changed

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – How many number lines are there on a $14 Lotto lucky dip? a. 14 b. 20 c. 24 2 – In movies, Lord Voldemort is the nemesis of ...? a. Robin Hood b. Harry Potter c. Sherlock Holmes 3 – When was the last human mission to the moon? a. 1968 b. 1972 c. 1976 4 – The 14th amendment to the US Constitution allowed who to become citizens? a. Women b. Slaves c. Everyone 18 or over 5 – Who was the father of the Biblical King Solomon? a. Saul b. Herod c. David 6 – Whales evolved from...? a. Reptiles b. Aquatic dinosaurs c. Land-living mammals 7 – The NZ Air Force flies what kind of aircraft? a. Centaur b. Constellation c. Orion 8 – A rowi is a kind of...? a. Kiwi b. Pig c. Dog

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Mini Mexican beef and bean cheesy meatloaves Serves 8 Butter, for greasing 750g beef mince 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 1C breadcrumbs 1 onion, grated 1 egg 30g packet taco seasoning mix 1T coriander leaves, chopped, plus extra to serve 1C tasty cheese, grated ■ Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line an 8-hole mini loaf pan or muffin trays with baking paper. ■ In a bowl, combine mince, beans, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, taco mix and coriander. ■ Press mixture into the holes of the pan, smoothing the surfaces. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.

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In brief

CEOs in the money

ployees are being paid less than the median, a big concern is that internal conversations at the water cooler will lead to a decrease in morale across the business,” said Nathan O’Connor, a manag-

ing director at Equity Methods, which helps companies calculate the ratio. Still, preparing the figure has helped many firms get a better sense of their pay equity and dif-

Briscoe Group says full-year sales topped $600 million for the first time, helped by stronger revenue from sporting goods in the fourth quarter, and the retailer expects to report a record annual profit of about $61 million. Total sales rose 2.6 per cent to about $194 million in the 13 weeks ended January 28, the Auckland-based company said in a statement. Homeware sales climbed 1.3 per cent to $124.8 million, while sporting goods rose 5.1 per cent to $69 million - NZME

ferences in regional compensation, he said. Consumer-discretionary businesses included in the study reported a median pay ratio of 350-to-1, the biggest among all industries, while the energy sector’s earnings gap of 72-to-1 was the smallest. The findings were reported earlier Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. Research out of Otago University show that New Zealand CEOs are paid around 30 to 50 times more than the average wage. The NZ Herald reported last year that the top paid local CEO was SkyCity’s former boss Nigel Morrison, who pocketed $6.9 million. Morrison was followed by former Fletcher CEO Mark Adamson, who earned $4.7 million. The US study presents a CEO’s total pay – including salary, bonuses, equity awards and other benefits – as a multiple of the compensation earned by the company’s median employee. - NZME

Open Country hits $1b Open Country Dairy, New Zealand’s second-largest milk processor, generated more than $1 billion of revenue last year but payments for milk rose faster than receipts from customers and profit fell. Profit was $23 million in the year ended September 30 from about $62 million a year earlier, its accounts show. Sales rose 34 percent to $1.1 billion while cost of sales gained about 44 per cent. Open Country didn’t disclose volume figures in its public annual accounts but chair Laurie Margrain said it was up on a year ago. “We’ve got more of the market than a year ago and hugely more than 10 years ago.” - NZME

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Pulling a sickie could get you sacked, the employers’ union warns.

said employers must be mindful that of the country’s 2.5 million or so workers there would inevitably be some who were genuinely sick on Monday, February 5. Of these, some may not need to go to the doctor and providing a medical certificate for a single day’s sick leave was not necessarily a requirement at all workplaces. “I would say it’s an excellent opportunity for employers to get in front of the issue and plan around having the possibility of having that day off anyway. “A lot of companies do have issues around managing their leave balance so we would encourage

employers to make a virtue out of necessity,” Newson said. “Maybe not everybody can have the day off, but perhaps they could give people the opportunity to have a break and take it off their leave bill.” The allegation that large numbers of New Zealanders falsely claimed to be sick on such days was not supported by any evidence the union had seen. “We haven’t noticed any trend whatsoever in relation to these sorts of situations where there’s one work day before a public holiday, and we’re a large union so if there was such a widespread phenomenon we would pick that up.” - NZME


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Don’t pull a Monday sickie Pulling a sickie this Monday to get yourself a four-day weekend could get you sacked, the employers’ union warns, while the country’s largest workers’ union says businesses could use it as an opportunity to cut down their leave balances. Waitangi Day falls on Tuesday and those with the foresight will already have booked the Monday off to have an extended break. But that pesky in-between Monday will no-doubt have many of those rostered on wishing they could somehow wheedle their way out of work. Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Kim Campbell warned that workers who didn’t show up could face disciplinary action, potentially even getting the sack. “Not showing up does open the door for disciplinary action, particularly if you’re pretending to be sick – you generally need a doctor’s certificate these days so don’t try that one,” he said. “It’s irresponsible anyway ... you can’t just not show up because you want a holiday.” It was a particularly risky move in the age of social media, which had caught out wagging workers in the past. Campbell was not anticipating a great influx of sick days on Monday, however, there would inevitably be a few. Some smaller companies were closing on Monday anyway to give their staff a break – sometimes because the boss wanted one, too. National secretary of the country’s largest union ET Bill Newson

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A group of US chief executive officers earned 140 times more last year than the median workers at their companies, according to a survey that gives a first glimpse of newly required pay ratio disclosures. Workers at the 356 public companies included in the study received $60,000 in median compensation, Equilar said in the report released yesterday, which didn’t include CEO pay figures. Thousands of US companies will reveal the ratio for the first time in coming months, required as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Supporters of the rule hope it will highlight growing income inequality and force corporate boards to rein in excessive executive compensation. Critics see the provision as a populist measure intended only to shame CEOs, saying it’s costly to calculate and difficult to compare from one industry to the next. “Since half of a company’s em-


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Warning: Keep an eye on Snapchat


acebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat – take your pick. All four are social media platforms which play a part in forming the society that we will live in today – a society controlled by the digital age. Those of you who have followed the three-part series by Guardian reporter Susan Sandys on the impact social media is having on the younger generation will have done so with great interest as she details a large number of issues and concerns around the subject. The series wraps up in today’s edition of the Guardian, but if you’ve missed any part of it – check out our website, or old

editions of the paper, it really is a fascinating tale. As someone who grew up in the age of technological advancement, as in I was part of the age group in which a lot of these innovations were introduced, it’s been quite incredible to watch them unfold. When I first joined Facebook in my late teens, it was nothing like

the Facebook of today. I couldn’t chat with friends, or people I didn’t know, in a private space – so it was reasonably safe. Now though, I can receive a message from anyone in any part of the world and the most concerning aspect is that those same people could be nothing like who they say they are, or more importantly, what they advertise themselves as looking like. Twitter came into my world when I started out in media. I don’t see the Twittersphere, as it is affectionately known, as being a major point of concern. Its predominant use, from my point of view, is as a newssharing platform in which those who use it can get a message

out as quickly as possible with minimum input to their followers – a golden tool in the world of the media. What really changed the game, however, was the introduction of Snapchat – a tool in which users can send images or videos and do so with the knowledge that they were likely to be never seen again. And of all of the main social media platforms, it’s Snapchat which I would suggest is the most lethal for the younger generation. With its own tracking device in which people who follow each other can open up a map and see exactly where their friends are at any given point in time, it holds the most danger.

So, a message to parents, if I may. If you are monitoring your child’s social media accounts and they do have Snapchat, just make sure their location settings are changed so that they’re not visible to their friends – that way you’re safeguarding them in case the unthinkable was to happen. I’m a big social media user and would never say it’s not a great tool of communication and information gathering, but it does come with safety warnings that everyone should be aware of. As technology advances and these platforms continue to evolve and develop, it will be our responsibility to ensure that our safety levels rise with the demand.

Representatives handed President Ronald Reagan a major defeat, rejecting his request for $36.2 million in new aid to the Nicaraguan Contras by a vote of 219-211. In 1998, Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, 38, for the pick axe killings of two people in 1983; she was the first woman executed in the United States since 1984. A US Marine plane sliced through the cable of a ski gondola in Italy, causing the car to plunge hundreds of feet, killing all 20 people inside. Ten years ago: The New York Giants scored a late touchdown to win Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, ending

the New England Patriots’ run at a perfect season; Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who hit Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left, was named Most Valuable Player. Five years ago: A fired Los Angeles police officer launched a revenge war on law enforcement and the families of those he blamed for ending his career, killing four people during a 6-day manhunt that ended with his apparent suicide at a cabin in San Bernardino County. One year ago: Paris was plunged into panic — again — when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker

who lunged at them with two machetes and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as the historic landmark went into lockdown; the suspect, believed to be Egyptian, was taken into custody. Today’s birthdays: Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton is 78. Actress Bridget Hanley is 77. Actress Blythe Danner is 75. Singer Dennis Edwards is 75. Football Hall of Famer Bob Griese is 73. Singer-guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) is 71. Singer Melanie is 71. Actress Morgan Fairchild is 68. Actress Pamela Franklin is 68. Rock musician Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) is 62. Actor Thomas Calabro is 59. Rock musician/

author Lol Tolhurst (The Cure) is 59. Actor-director Keith Gordon is 57. Actress Michele Greene is 56. Country singer Matraca Berg is 54. Actress Maura Tierney is 53. Actor Warwick Davis is 48. Actress Elisa Donovan is 47. Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee is 42. Actress Isla Fisher is 42. Human rights activist Amal Clooney is 40. Singer-songwriter Jessica Harp is 36. Actor Matthew Moy is 34. Rapper Sean Kingston is 28. Actor Brandon Micheal (cq) Hall is 25. Thought for today: “Your friend will argue with you.” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (1918-2008). – AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Saturday, February 3, the 34th day of 2018. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On February 3, 1943, during World War Two, the US transport ship SS Dorchester, which was carrying troops to Greenland, sank after being hit by a German torpedo in the Labrador Sea; of the more than 900 men aboard, only some 230 survived. (Four army chaplains on board gave away their life jackets to save others and went down with the ship.) On this date: In 1690, the first paper money in America was issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony to finance a military expedition to Canada. In 1783, Spain formally recognised American independence. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. In 1917, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, the same day an American cargo ship, the SS Housatonic, was sunk by a U-boat off Britain after the crew was allowed to board lifeboats. In 1918, actor-comedian Joey Bishop, a member of Hollywood’s legendary Rat Pack, was born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb in the Bronx, New York. In 1924, the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington, DC, at age 67. In 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. An American Airlines Lockheed Electra crashed into New York’s East River, killing 65 of the 73 people on board. In 1966, the Soviet probe Luna 9 became the first manmade object to make a soft landing on the moon. In 1972, the XI Olympic Winter Games opened in Sapporo, Japan. In 1988, the US House of


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y mother was obviously a genius, or Scots, or both. She could create a meal out of leftovers and feed four ravenous street urchins and still have a little bit leftover for what we came to call surprise pie. We knew it was secondhand leftovers because it was in a pie, thus hiding its true contents. In went any form of leftover meal that had been hibernating in the fridge since the last surprise pie. You know, tomato sauce became one of my most faithful companions when we had surprise pie. I think it managed to suppress the aromatic smell of curried sausages, nestled amongst broad beans, and the intriguing flavour of boiled cabbage mixed with mutton and hardened spaghetti bolognaise. My mother also managed to cleverly combine two significant events in my life each year and tell me how lucky I was. See this week is my birthday (significant event number one) and no matter how much I try, I can’t erase the memory of having my present-openinganticipatory-fever-pitch-dreams crushed by the reality of what lay before me after I had shredded the flimsy wrapping paper from Woolworths, cobbled together using leftover Christmas sticky tape. The reason for the dreamcrushing was that school had started for the year (significant event number two) and this is where my mother really outdid herself and in a stroke of annual genius-ness, combined these events. I clearly remember looking at a cylindrical shape, hoping that it was surely an Action Man. It was about the right length and width, but the fact it was round made me hope it included the scuba diving set he had, so I could play underwater rescue during my once-a-week bath. Tearing into it I could almost taste the soapy bath water as I went diving with my new best friend and we helped James Bond escape a damaged submarine, but no, it was a pencil case. Then I discovered the smaller parcel next to it contained not a sword and a telescope for Action Man, but was in fact two HB pencils and a sharpener. I am convinced my mother would pester the school on the last day of term, not to find out

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who my next teacher was, not to read my report about what I thought were hilarious misbehaviours, but to snaffle a stationery list to guide her birthday shopping for me. Did I get other gifts? – Yes most definitely. The standard $5 from Nana and Grandad, a souvenir from some unknown country from an aunt who had sailed all around the world for five years, and a 50c lolly mixture from my older brother and sister, with the aniseed wheel missing. Socks, undies and grey shorts all featured on a regular basis, all followed by that very wise insight – “you could wear those to school today!” Yip, I can spot a 1B4 gift-wrapped from 10 paces away. The gift unwrapping always took place in a rush because it was the start of the new school year and Dad had to be at work by eight. He would hover near the door as I tore into a bizarre-looking present that turned out to be a new lunchbox and a Star Wars ruler, nodding as if he knew what the gift was going to be. Mum would chime in – “it’s Star Wars, I know how much you like Star Wars”. Truth was I had been nagging her to go to see Star Wars six months ago, but we didn’t have the money and now it was gone from the movie theatres and all I did was rehash school mate conversations about the film, as if I had been. But my eighth birthday was different. It was rule in our house, when you turned eight you got a new bike (this also meant you now biked to school every day no matter what the Manawatu weather was doing). And so it passed

that I too received a brand new Raleigh Rodeo, complete with bell and white tyres. My older brother and sister eagerly wanted to help me ride it and took me into the alleyway that ran alongside our property. It was unsealed and had those bars at either end so a car couldn’t get through, but bikes and pedestrians could. My enthusiastic siblings lined me up and launched me forward like a North Korean missile, straight towards the steel

Peter Livingstone is the principal of Tinwald School. The views expressed in this column are his and do not represent the views of his school, the Ashburton Guardian or the Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association.

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bars, so fast that I couldn’t keep my feet on the pedals. I tried to swerve to get around them but managed to entangle the handle bars in the second bar. I went down, much to the mirth of my brother who I’m sure was munching on an aniseed wheel and grazed my knees, my hands and my brand new bike! My mum was rather relieved that I had not bled on to my brand new grey shorts and Roman sandals. She had wisely said to me when I unwrapped them: “You could wear those to school today!”

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Celine Dion coming to NZ The emojis have spoken – Celine Dion will be touring Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 10 years. Hints of the tour began earlier this week with a stream of emoji-tweets representing some of Dion’s biggest hits including My Heart Will Go on and The Power Of Love, posted by promoters Frontier Touring. The vocal powerhouse then confirmed her LIVE 2018 tour yesterday in a video message. The tour will kick off in Sydney at the end of July before hitting Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Auckland. Her Auckland concert is scheduled for August 11 at Spark Arena with her other shows preceding that. - AAP

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Air strike cripples hospital A hospital built under 20m of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say. They say the hospital in Hama province – regarded as one of the best protected in the country – was put out of service by the strike. No casualties are reported but aid workers say it is the worst in a wave of attacks against hospitals in Syria. Meanwhile the UN says aid is no longer getting through to besieged areas. The Al Maghara cave hospital in the town of Kafr Zita was

hit by five missiles in the strike, says the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM), an international coalition of medical charities. “It’s widely believed to be the most secure hospital in Syria,” UOSSM spokesman Avi D’Souza told the BBC. D’Souza said the reason there were no deaths seemed to be that staff and patients left when they heard incoming jets. The group says the facility – which serves a population of 50,000 people and performs about 150 major surgery procedures a month – suffered extensive damage.

Causing such damage is only possible through advanced bunker-buster missiles, the UOSSM added. “This is the most serious attack in a larger campaign against hospitals,” Mr D’Souza said. The group recorded 14 strikes against medical facilities in Syria in January alone. It is not clear who carried out the latest strike, but Syrian government warplanes or those of its ally Russia have been stepping up attacks in rebel-held areas. Both Syria and Russia have consistently denied targeting

civilians. Also, the United Nations’ Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Syria warned diplomatic efforts to get aid into the country had become “totally impotent”. “The last convoy to a besieged area was at the end of November,” said Jan Egeland. “We need an end to the fighting and we need to have Russia, Turkey and Iran again get deescalation.” Conditions are at their worst since 2015, he said. Aid convoys must be approved by the Syrian government and armed groups have to offer security guarantees. - BBC

Dunst pregnant Kirsten Dunst has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child. It marks the first time Dunst has gone public with her pregnancy, following weeks of speculation. She is engaged to Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons who played her on-screen husband in the 2015 series. The Wimbledon and Marie Antoinette actress and Plemons, 29, were engaged last year. She previously said she was thinking about settling down and starting a family. Dunst told Marie Claire magazine last year: “It’s time to have babies and chill. You know what I mean?”

Earth’s magnetic poles ‘may be about to flip’ The Earth has a fierce molten core that generates a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds. The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from auroras to power grids, the Daily Mail reports. But this field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by around 15 per cent over the past 200 years. And this, scientists claim, could be a sign that the Earth’s poles are about to flip. In a new report, Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, claims there are signs of a reversal. He says if this reversal happens, it is likely to render some areas of the planet “un-

inhabitable” by knocking out power grids. His comments were made in an in-depth Undark report written by Alanna Mitchell. Mitchell writes: “The dangers: devastating streams of particles from the sun, galactic cosmic rays, and enhanced ultraviolet B rays from a radiation-damaged ozone layer, to name just a few of the invisible forces that could harm or kill living creatures.”

Historically, Earth’s North and South magnetic poles have flipped every 200,000 or 300,000 years. However a flip is currently overdue as the last one was about 780,000 year ago. The latest satellite data, from the European Space Agency’s Swarm trio which monitors the Earth’s magnetic field, suggests a flip may be imminent. The satellites allow researchers to study changes building at the Earth’s core. Their studies suggest molten iron and nickel are draining energy out of the core near where the magnetic field is generated. While scientists aren’t sure exactly why this happens, they describe the type of “restless activity” that could suggest the magnetic field is preparing to flip.

If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer. The impact could be devastating for mankind, knocking out power grids, radically changing Earth’s climate and driving up rates of cancer. “This is serious business”, Richard Holme, Professor of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at Liverpool University told MailOnline in an earlier interview. “Imagine for a moment your electrical power supply was knocked out for a few months – very little works without electricity these days.” The Earth’s climate would change drastically. In fact, a Danish study believes global warming is directly related to the magnetic field rather than CO2 emissions. - NZME

Skin bleaching ruled out Mel B has hit out at claims that she has bleached her skin after sharing a bikiniclad image, in which her complexion was a remarkably light shade. The Leedsborn beauty, whose father hails from the Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis while her mother is English, was seen sporting a scanty two-piece while standing in front of a host of her outfits from her Spice Girls days. Swarming the comments section of the 42-yearold’s Instagram post, fans were quick to discuss both her sensational figure and also the colour of her skin although she was quick to hit back by penning: ‘Yes and I do need a tan’.


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Crippling water crisis worsens The pictures are a graphic visual reminder of a water crisis every day inches closer to full catastrophe. Satellite images of South Africa’s tourist hub of Cape Town reveal just how close the city is to running out of water as its biggest dam shrinks daily. April 16 will see the water crisis in Cape Town reach full-on disaster. That’s Day Zero: the day the city’s taps will run dry, cutting off water to its four million residents, officials say. Satellite images from Nasa show the Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest water reservoir, at dangerously low levels, depleted daily thanks to the drain of population growth, climate change and a drought with seemingly no end, officials say. The massive dam has a capacity of more than 480,000 megalitres of water, accounting for more than half of all the water in the area’s dam system, but right now, it’s contents are disappearing before the city’s eyes. Last week it was 14 per cent full. This week, it’s 13 per cent. In 2014, Theewaterskloof was near full capacity, but the region went into drought in 2015 as rainfall fell to just 325mm, Universe Today reports.


Democrat playing Candy Crush A Democratic congresswoman was caught on camera playing Candy Crush during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence tapped her way through the game on her iPhone while Donald Trump was speaking about revamping America’s international trade posture, the Daily Mail reports. New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman was reading responses to her tweet about the president’s alleged “white nationalism” while he talked. And Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty was inspecting a proposed press release reacting to the speech – while it was barely a third of the way through. Beatty’s spokesman told she had read the entire speech already, and wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary. “That State of the Union is put out an hour in advance so Democrats and Republicans can read along,” the spokesman said. “And while the speech was going on, she was putting together a statement in response.” The other two congresswomen’s offices, however, didn’t offer any explanation. Lawrence’s spokeswoman said she was “in an event” and couldn’t be reached. - NZME

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In brief Castro’s son dead The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has killed himself after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a “deeply depressed state”. A brief note read on state television said his treatment had “required a hospitalisation regime then outpatient follow-up”. The eldest son of Cuba’s former leader was known for his distinctive beard and resemblance to his father, earning him the nickname Fidelito or Little Fidel. - AP

Memo to be released

Theewaterskloof Dam. It is the largest dam in the Western Cape Water Supply System and levels are seriously low. In 2016 it got worse, with 221mm of rain. In 2017 the area received a scant 157mm of rain. As of January 29 this year the Cape Town area’s six reservoirs were at just 26 per cent of their total capacity. And Theewaterskloof Dam is in the worst shape. Some 70 per cent of water used in Cape Town is consumed in homes, authorities say.

Day Zero, set for April 16, would occur if the average level of all reservoirs serving the city falls below 13.5 per cent. The average level has dropped to 26 per cent. Day Zero’s exact date changes on a weekly basis, but Cape Town’s mayor warns if current consumption levels of water continue, the disaster plan will swing into action sooner rather

than later. Taps will be turned off everywhere except at hospitals and at communal taps. Residents, with nothing in their homes to drink, wash or bathe in will have to collect water from about 200 collection points in the city. Already they have had daily water limits cut to 50 litres per person from 87 litres. - NZME


Dog approved for benefit It’s not always easy to find work. Just ask Ryder – he was apparently laid off from his job at a restaurant chain in Michigan, United States. So the state approved him for $360 per week in unemployment benefits. Just one problem: He’s a dog. “So my dog Ryder gets approved for unemployment benefits of $360 per week,” Ryder’s owner, Michael Haddock, wrote on Facebook. He added: “Not sure what he is going to do with the money but should be interesting. I knew he was clever but he surprised me on this one.” Haddock, an attorney in Saugatuck, Michigan, said he received a letter last weekend from the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency addressed to his dog – sort of. It was sent to “Michael Ryder.” Haddock said he was surprised to see it, but I had a good laugh, actually.” But the mix-up may not be so comical. Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency announced earlier this week that it is putting together a special team to catch phony claims, according to news reports. There’s also the issue of identity theft. In 2014, 17.6 million US residents older than 16 had their identities stolen, accord-

White House officials say President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a controversial GOP-authored memo, despite objections from the FBI. The memo was prepared by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee and is said to allege misconduct by the FBI in its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump’s own Justice Department and Democrats furiously lobbied Trump to stop the release, saying it could harm national security and mislead the public. - AP

Clashes in Maldives Political opponents of the Maldives government clashed with police on the streets of the capital yesterday after the Supreme Court ordered the release of imprisoned politicians, including an expresident living in exile in Britain. Hundreds of people celebrated in Male by waving the country’s flag after the court overturned verdicts against ex-President Mohamed Nasheed and an ex-vice president jailed after trials that were internationally condemned. The court said in its ruling the guilty verdicts had been influenced by the government. Police dispersed the crowds from the streets using pepper spray and batons. Rocks were thrown at police and at least one injured officer was seen being carried to a hospital. - AP

Girl, 12, arrested

Ryder will have to find a new job, after his owner cancelled his unemployment benefit. ing to the most recent data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. “Due to criminals stealing data from a number of different places criminals are now using that information to file for unemployment benefits, and the IRS is running into the same problem with tax refunds. That’s how this starts,” Michigan UIA spokesman Chris DeWitt said. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed someone named Michael Ryder filed a police report on Wednesday claiming possible identity theft. The letter from Michigan UIA stated that Michael Ryder had worked for Kruse and Muer, an upscale seafood res-

taurant chain in Michigan. He was approved for 20 weeks of unemployment benefits at $360 per week, it stated. A spokeswoman for the restaurant chain would not immediately comment on the situation. Haddock said he called UIA to sort it out. “I felt like back in school when I would tell the teacher that the dog ate my assignment,” he told WZZM. “I don’t think the risk management person really believed what I was telling her, and she just asked me to scan the document and send it to her.” Ultimately, the claim was denied, and Michigan UIA said it is now investigating the incident. - NZME

A girl believed to be 12 years old opened fire yesterday in a middle school classroom, critically wounding one classmate and injuring three others, authorities said. Police arrested the girl and recovered a gun after the shooting that happened just before 9am at Salvador B. Castro Middle School near downtown, said Steve Zipperman, chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District police force. - AP

Murder conviction The man who drove a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted yesterday of murder and attempted murder. A jury at London’s Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for just an hour before finding 48-year-old Darren Osborne guilty of the June 2017 attack in the city’s Finsbury Park neighbourhood. A 51-year-old man, Makram Ali, was killed and 15 people were injured when a rented van ploughed into worshippers gathering after evening prayers. - AP


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Netballers enjoy playing at the EA Networks Centre stadium, but the future may be murky.

Price hike resistance BY SUE NEWMAN


Users of Ashburton’s EA Networks Centre’s stadium are joining forces to fight a proposed increase in court fees. The centre’s owner, the Ashburton District Council, has signalled a 40 per cent increase in stadium fees as it drives towards moving the complex onto a 50 per cent rates and 50 per cent user funded facility. Currently users pay 40 per cent of the costs. During discussions on their long term plan, the document

that spells out how rates money will be spent over the next 10 years, the stadium fee rise was signalled – and approved by councillors. Currently court hire is $32 an hour, but the new charging regime would see this rise to $44, a 40 per cent increase. And that increase, Sport Canterbury, Mid Canterbury manager Jan Cochrane said, would see users walking away in droves. Mid Canterbury Netball has already signalled it will have to look at its playing options if the new fee structure is adopted.

Cochrane said that they will definitely not be the only ones. “This facility was built by the community as a community project and we want it to be made accessible to everyone, not just elite sports people,” she said. At last week’s user group meeting there were a lot of unhappy people from many sporting codes, Cochrane said. “Everyone understands there are always going to be maintenance and upkeep costs and that there will be small increases from time to time. “But for them to deliver this at

this cost they must understand this will affect users in all areas.” Pool fees will rise by 9 per cent and that would also impact on users. The new rates will put Ashburton as one of the most expensive community pools in New Zealand, “Councillors will have to go back to their draft budget and think about what the facility is for and who it is for.” If the higher fees were introduced, Cochrane said that rather than growing users, it would cost the council users.

As a facility the stadium was still in its infancy and there was still plenty of opportunity to grow business. Higher fees would effectively cap that, she said. “We need to work collectively, work together to get this running at capacity but if they pump up fees there will be sports that leave. “That’s the talk out there.” Cochrane said the council could expect a large number of submissions from stadium users when the long term plan was put out for consultation.


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Fresh start for Muirhead By Matt MarkhaM

With the Pritchard Shield locked safely away in the cupboard for 12 months, Lauriston can look toward adding to their silverware haul when the Muirhead Rosebowl begins this weekend. One of Mid Canterbury cricket’s most coveted prizes, the annual competition, played for in the final stages of the cricketing season, kicks off this afternoon. So, it’s clean slates for everyone and the form books get thrown out the window – which for some sides will be a welcoming prospect. Both Allenton and Methven, who were well off the pace in the Pritchard, will be keen to put those nightmares behind them and move forward and round off the season in a positive manner. Allenton, who are the defending champions, will be able to start that process on the sidelines today as they have drawn the bye in the opening round. That comes off the back of a shock defeat at the hands of Methven last weekend – a confidence-boosting effort for the lads from underneath the mountain. They were undoubtedly buoyed by the return of Davey Maw, whose contribution of 83 played a key role in their success. Life doesn’t get any easier for them this week though – they trek into Ashburton to tackle the Tech Stags. Beaten by Coldstream last week, the Tech boys will be keen to produce consistent performances through the latter stages of the season after they’ve at times promised so much, but often failed to deliver. That responsibility rests largely on the shoulders of their experienced players and they’ll be more than aware of the threat that a

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Superstar coach India may be favourites to take out the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup final against Australia at Bay Oval today, but they are taking nothing for granted. The young superstars of the game do not have far to look for guidance with one of the greatest batsmen to ever pad up as coach. Legendary batsman Rahul Dravid, 45, is delighted with how well his team has adapted to the different conditions in New Zealand. India can get better despite being relatively unchallenged through pool play and the finals series, Dravid said. - NZME

Voges retires from BBL Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges has announced his retirement from BBL cricket, saying he is disappointed he couldn’t bow out with another title. The Scorchers were bundled out of the title race on Thursday after suffering a crushing 71-run loss to the Hobart Hurricanes in a sold out semi-final at Optus Stadium. Voges has played a key role in the Scorchers’ success over the past seven seasons, helping the franchise make the finals every campaign in an amazing run that has included three titles. - AAP

Aussie quicks confident

Coldstream will be looking for a big effort from Richard Print when they take on Pritchard Shield winners, Lauriston, today. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 200118-TM-042 Methven side with their backs up can possess. In today’s other match Lauriston will make the trek out to Coldstream for a mouth-watering battle. No doubt on top of the world considering their current form, Lauriston’s biggest danger will be taking the Coldstream side for granted.

With a number of power players in their arsenal, the coastal boys can knock over anyone on any given day and the chance to topple the recently crowned Pritchard champions will be enough motivation. Lauriston have built their recent success on moulding their new players to the scene and mixing them in with the old ex-

perienced shoulders of the game – a strategic combination which is paying benefits for them now. Keeping them calm and on top of things will be a good challenge and if they can manage that they’ll go close, on their current form, to lifting another piece of silverware before the season is done.

Kiwis target danger-man Warner By adrian Warren New Zealand are expecting David Warner will lead Australia in aggressive fashion in the T20 tri-series, but are intent on keeping his form slump going. With Steve Smith having a short break before the upcoming test tour of South Africa, Warner will captain the Australian T20 side in this month’s tri-series against New Zealand and England. Warner has accumulated T20 captaincy experience in the IPL, leading Sunrisers Hyderabad to the 2016 title. “He’s obviously had a bit of experience in the IPL captaining T20 sides, so I’m sure he’ll be aggressive,” NZ paceman Tim Southee said. “I’m sure the Australian way will still come through under David’s captaincy.” Hard-hitting left-handed opener Warner struggled in Australia’s recent 4-1 ODI series loss to England. He scored 73 runs at an average of under 15, with a best knock of 35 and didn’t exceed 15 in any of his other four innings.

“He’s a class player, he’s shown that over a long period of time and good players don’t stay down for too long,” Southee said. “We know that we’re going to have to be on top of our game to stay on top of him.” New Zealand are second in the T20 world rankings, five places above Australia, who they meet in the tri-series opener at the SCG today. However, they are coming off backto-back home losses to Pakistan in late January. “I think the execution with the ball in those last two games probably haven’t been where we have throughout the summer,” Southee said. “That’s probably one thing from a bowling point of view that we probably will work a little bit harder on over the next couple of days in training. “We played some good cricket throughout the summer, the last couple of games haven’t been our best, but the beauty of the side is we don’t ride the emotions that can come with winning and losing.”- AAP

Australia’s inexperienced T20 pace attack have plenty of confidence heading into a tri-series in which the underachieving side will look to improve their lowly world ranking. The seventh-ranked Australians trail New Zealand (second) and England (fourth) in what historically has been their weakest format. “We know we’ve underperformed in this format for a while now,” paceman Andrew Tye said. “We’re definitely trying to rectify that and move up in those rankings and get up to the top where we should be.” - AAP

Pope spinning his web When Lloyd Pope checked social media after his record eightwicket haul in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final against England, he noticed his number of followers had soared. Old friends from a childhood spent living in three states were among those lining up to congratulate him, but other admirers came from a more unexpected quarter. A legion of Indian cricket fans got behind the legspinning wizard, joining the Aussies in comparing him to Shane Warne after his figures of 8-35. “It’s been a bit of a blur ... I’ve never had anything like that before,” Pope said. - AAP

England name Stokes

Black Caps paceman Tim Southee

Ben Stokes has been included in England’s one-day squad to face New Zealand “subject to any court obligations”, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. The England allrounder has not played since police launched an investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He has since been charged with affray, which he denies, and is due in court later this month. Stokes missed England’s 4-0 Ashes defeat to Australia and the 4-1 ODI series victory against the same opponents. - PA

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Grid girls out of a job Former ‘grid girls’ have spoken out against critics to reveal details about working in motorsport. The long-standing tradition came to a controversial end yesterday when Formula One announced that ‘grid girls’ and ‘podium girls’ would be axed at all future events. The concept of ‘grid girls’ was criticised as being sexist, but former ‘grid girl,’ Chantel George, told SunSport that she “never once felt objectified in the world of motorsport”. “It brings glamour and prestige, I don’t think it’s sexist at all,” George said. “It makes the pictures look better, it gives the fans something good to see before the race, it builds testosterone and excitement for the race. “I’m gutted that I won’t be able to do it again, and for all the other girls that won’t get the opportunity I had.” George, who was a regular on the British Tour Car Championship, said the job wasn’t as glamorous as it seemed and said it was often tiring work. “You have to get up early, be at the track for many hours and are on your feet for long periods of time throughout the day. “It is hard work and it does take a lot of time.” Rosa Silverman said she wanted to be in the thick of the action when she signed up to become a grid girl eight years ago and said she felt honoured to be in the role. “We’re not just standing there looking pretty,” Silverman told the Telegraph. “The idea that we’re there merely as some kind of adornment just doesn’t wash. “As a grid girl, you’re made to feel part of the team; you’re in the garages with the team members and you’re always well looked after. “We’re told that as part of female empowerment, women should be proud of their bodies and do as they choose with them.”

In brief ‘Promo girls’ reviewed Supercars says it is always reviewing the use of female brand ambassadors as Formula One moves to stop grid girls taking to the track. Australia’s leading motorsport category, Supercars, hasn’t used scantily-clad grid girls for years but still permits teams and sponsors to hire so-called “brand ambassadors”. Supercars also sets minimum dress standards. - AAP

Armstrong patient Toyota Racing Series championship leader Marcus Armstrong is sticking to his guns as he looks to tighten his grip on the title. The 17-year-old has demonstrated a willingness to settle for second place in races this season and bank the big haul of points that goes with it rather than risking it all battling for wins. It was a lesson he learned from his maiden crack at the series last year. The theory has given him a healthy lead in the championship heading into this weekend’s penultimate round at Taupo. “We are just going to keep extending the points lead even if it is just small each weekend,” Armstrong said. - NZME

Russia ban ‘justified’ Australia has backed the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to allow 28 Russia athletes who’ve had doping life bans nullified to compete at the PyeongChang Winter Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said there was “insufficient” evidence to prove doping offences at the Sochi 2014 Games for the athletes. In 11 other cases, CAS confirmed doping but reduced the bans to just the February 9-25 Games in South Korea. - NZME

Gronkowski cleared The glamorous grid girls will no longer be part of Formula One racing, from this season. “We’ve been accused of sexualising our bodies, demeaning women and failing to represent our sex positively. “Someone even compared us to prostitutes. “But none of these people understand what we do, or the fact that we really enjoy doing it.” Despite claims that grid girls interacted with drivers and male fans, George said it wasn’t the

case. “We don’t really interact much with the teams or drivers, really that’s only when we’re on the grid,” she said. Silverman said the fans were not exclusively men and she had never been on the receiving end of any male misbehaviour. “If we get some wolf-whistling and catcalling when we walk out on to the bridge, it’s no more than you’d get just walking down

the street or on a night out,” she said. “The attention is not something I take too seriously, and nor does it bother my boyfriend. “In fact, it’s more hurtful to hear the women tut-tutting and eye-rolling at our outfits.” The Formula One season will start on March 25 at the Australian Grand Prix – in the absence of grid girls. - NZME

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski participated fully in practice yesterday. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise also practised after being cleared from the concussion protocol. Gronk had been sidelined since taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jacksonville’s Barry Church in the first half of New England’s AFC championship game win. - AP


All Blacks Sevens to showcase improvements A vociferous Scotsman and a quietly-spoken sevens great are just the coaching mix New Zealand need to return to the top of the sport believes playmaker Vilimoni Koroi. Diminutive half Koroi shapes as a key figure as the All Blacks Sevens chase success on home soil in the world series this weekend. The youthful hosts are eager to perform at a new venue, at Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium, and potentially reclaim the series lead they ceded to South Africa in Sydney last week. Koroi, 19, hopes they can show further evidence of their progress under new head

coach Clark Laidlaw and his assistant, Tomasi Cama. Having burst onto the scene last year, the quick-stepping Koroi says both coaches have boosted his self-belief – Laidlaw usually in a rousing Scottish brogue and Cama with the sort of insight that comes with years as New Zealand’s highly-successful playmaker. “Tomasi’s advice is just to be confident, to play your game and make the right decisions,” he said. “Clark’s quite a passionate coach, he rips into us if we do something wrong but if you do something right he really compliments us.”

Despite his youth, Koroi will have a leadership role to play in a team featuring two younger players who could be potential tournament stars. Eighteen-year-olds Caleb Clarke and Etene Nanai-Seturo showed glimpses of their raw potential in Brisbane, something Laidlaw hopes can flourish further. Blues Super Rugby signing Clarke had soft hands and vision which belied his power, the coach said. And Nanai-Seturo did not appear to be affected by a war of words over his eligibility and the status of a five-year contract he signed with the Warriors NRL club in 2015. “I know there’s been a bit going on in the

background but my job is to coach rugby and his is to play,” Laidlaw said. “We’ve got to expose some young players to sevens and see what they’re about. “It’s really important, we want to build a team that can win (Olympic) gold or a medal in 2020.” New Zealand’s pool opponents on Saturday are France, Argentina and Scotland. All Blacks Sevens: Scott Curry (co-capt), Tim Mikkelson (co-capt), Teddy Stanaway, Joe Ravouvou, Luke Masirewa, Vilimoni Koroi, Sam Dickson, Caleb Clarke, Regan Ware, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Joe Webber, Sione Molia. Reserve: Kurt Baker. - NZME


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Around the grounds Your one-stop shop for all the sporting action around the Ashburton District at the weekend. If you want your sport to be included in this segment each Saturday e-mail

Tinwald Cycling Club – A 48km scratch race around the Wakanui Block starting at 2pm

Cricket Opening round of the Muirhead Rosebowl. Tech v Methven at Tech and Coldstream v Lauriston at Coldstream- 12noon start.

Barca right on course Barcelona have beaten Valencia 1-0 thanks to a diving header from Luis Suarez to stay on course for a place in the King’s Cup final for a record fifth year. Suarez broke Valencia’s resolve in the semi-final first leg by leaping to meet a cross from Lionel Messi, scoring a 12th goal in 10 games in all competitions to leave Valencia needing to win by two in next Thursday’s second leg at Mestalla to advance to their first final in a decade. Despite being a Cup semi-final against one of the top teams in the league, only 50,000 fans made it to Barca’s 99,000-capacity Nou Camp after heavy rain. - AP

Right call for Cahill


Golf Saturday: Blacklow Trophy at the Ashburton Golf Club.

Bowls Mid Canterbury v North Canterbury – Senior and Development men and women. Allenton, Ashburton and Ashburton MSA bowling greens. 10am starts.

Griffin scores 24 in debut Eyes were focused on him but it was Anthony Tolliver who made the key plays – scoring five late points and winning a crucial jump ball in the final seconds – to earn the Pistons their second straight win. Pistons guard Reggie Bullock scored 15 points, All-Star Andre

Drummond had 14 points and 15 rebounds while Memphis’ Marc Gasol has 19 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal delivered a Jekyll and Hyde performance to help his team edge out Toronto. Beal went scoreless in the field

It took Tim Cahill one training session with Millwall to realise he had made the right decision to quit the A-League in a bid to keep alive his World Cup dream. The 38-year-old, who this week signed a short-term deal with the Championship club where he began his career, hasn’t kicked a ball competitively since securing a release from Melbourne City in December. Cahill left after falling out with coach Warren Joyce and, in a veiled dig at his former boss, said he already feels he is in a more professional environment under Neil Harris. - AAP

Rough treatment claims


Five-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin has scored 24 points in his debut for Detroit, which edged past Memphis 104-102 at home. Griffin was traded to the Midwestern team this week, just seven months after he signed a $171 million, five-year contract to stay with Los Angeles Clippers.

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for the first time in his career before slamming in 27 points in the final quarter to guide the Wizards to a 122-119 home victory. The Wizards had eight players score in double figures in their third straight win without AllStar John Wall, who had surgery on his left knee yesterday. - AAP

Bernardo Silva believes Manchester City are being unfairly targeted for some rough treatment by opponents. City players have been on the receiving end of a series of bad tackles over the past two months and manager Pep Guardiola has repeated a call for referees to offer better protection several times. The controversy continued on Thursday as Brahim Diaz was caught by a high, studsup challenge by Matt Phillips late in City’s 3-0 win over West Brom at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne also managed to skip over a cynical attempt to foul him. - PA


Time for a look at the eligibility rule book N

ews that Seta Tamanivalu has bought a one-way ticket to Bordeaux has brought a sharp re-focus on to the issue of second-tier international players leaving our shores for the big money on offer in Europe. Tamanivalu joins an everexpanding list of top class players who obviously think, or have had the word, that they won’t be making an appearance in a black jersey in Japan next year. In recent times that list includes Liam Messam, George Moala and Charlie Ngatai, while the biggest name to signal he’ll be making the jump is of course Highlander kingpin Lima Sopoaga. There’s so many issues raised here that it’s hard to know where to start. The All Blacks selectors under-

Steve Devereux MY SHOUT

standably know what and who they want out on the paddock, and presumably all the fringe players like Tamanivula (three test caps) have been told loud and clear what they have to do to get back into royal favour, but many of those players see their way blocked by three, four or sometimes five rivals who seem to have the inside running. The way forward is clear – grab the money before there’s a glut of ageing All Blacks looking for retirement spots after the World Cup.

The rugby union must be well aware of the monumental problem that’s looming on the horizon – but not here just yet – of the ‘reserve’ cupboard suddenly being bare. Victor Vito, Ben Franks, Dan Carter, Ben Temiafuna, Jeremy Thrush, Charles Piatau, John Afoa, Ma’a Nonu, Nick Williams, Aled de Malmanche, Isaia Toeava, Bundee Aki, Willis Halaholo, Johnny McNicol, Jimmy Gopperth – these are names that you constantly read about in the English rugby press, and many of them are still on top of their game. What if Warren Gatland and Joe Schmidt got these guys and a few others together for a couple of months, in a warm-up for a gigantic battle with the current ABs? Would you be confidently putting the house on the present lot

to take them out? The top union honchos would also be looking over the fence at the netball set-up in this country right now. Our girls in black are in a basket of big hurt at the moment, and there’s many a call going out to do anything to get Laura Langman back. Langman, who was not only the glue that held the team together, but also the spark and the major driving force, left to ply her trade in Australia, and the folks at netball headquarters stuck steadfastly to their rules and said she couldn’t play for her country any more. In that sport, every country has players in leagues around the world, each and every one improving their own game for when they return to their respective national sides, but not New Zealand.

Looking from the outside in, surely it’s time for a sea change in the way things are done, allowing players to play where they want, but still represent their country. If they think their game is big enough to survive without change, well they’re wrong. The Aussies did it in rugby – changing the rules to allow superstar Matt Giteau to play in the yellow jersey again. As long as the right clauses are in there, ie the player must have a zillion test caps already, then I can’t see a problem. It’s going to happen, and probably in netball before rugby, where the player pool is so strong we can – just – afford to lose all the aforementioned players. Somewhere in between Japan 2019 and France 2023, I suspect the rule books might just be turned on their heads.

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Lazarus ‘close to peak’ By Michael Guerin Recent history would suggest Lazarus’ most logical problem in tonight’s A$500,000 Hunter Cup may not be a problem at all. But it could still make for uncomfortable viewing for fans who take the $1.35 about the Kiwi champ beating Aussie’s best again. Lazarus returns from a recent bout of hoof soreness in Victoria’s richest race, with trainer-driver Mark Purdon insisting he is close enough to his peak to win. It is, after all, only three weeks since he sat three wide for the entire Fremantle Cup in Perth to only be beaten on the line in one of the great modern day pacing performances. “He was over the hoof problems he had pretty quickly after that and we have been working him as normal for the last two weeks,” says Purdon. “He has worked with Heaven Rocks this week and been his normal self so I think he will race


Mark Purdon anyway,” says Purdon. “I know what a great stayer Laz is and that is why I let him slide forward and keep Tiger Tara keen in the Inter Dominion. So if he goes hard then we won’t have to bother pressuring him.”

After what he did in the Interdom and over the 3200m of his two dazzling New Zealand Cup wins, Lazarus ranks as one of the great pacing stayers ever, but sitting parked in a searing 2760m mobile still sounds a brutal way to win, especially if you are only getting a $1.35 dividend. But the reality is we know Lazarus can sit parked outside Tiger Tara and beat him and Lennytheshark couldn’t run past Heaven Rocks when he had a cold sit on him two starts ago so might need Lazarus to under-perform to run past him. Still, unless you are a very big punter or an adrenalin junkie, the 35 per cent profit margin doesn’t add up compared with the 100 per cent profit you were getting for more or less the same bet during the Inter Dominion when Lazarus was undoubtedly at his absolute peak. So for some it might be a watch and wow race rather, with the best actual bet probably Lennytheshark for a place. - HRNZ

Evergreen galloper Authentic Paddy is in fine fettle as he prepares for today’s Gr.3 Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup (1800m). Trainer Lisa Latta is pleased with her Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) winner as he looks to shake off an uncharacteristically poor performance at his most recent run at Trentham. - NZME

Kawi set for Te Rapa Taranaki conditioner Allan Sharrock is licking his lips as he counts down the days until stable star Kawi’s next appearance. Sharrock has his eyes on the BCD Group Sprint at Te Rapa next Saturday, where he believes Kawi can turn the tables on the rivals he faced in the Telegraph at his last start. The sixtime Group One winner put on an unbelievable display at Trentham to sizzle home for second. - NZME

Derby tilt for The Mayor The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained The Mayor could be set for a tilt at the Vodafone New Zealand Derby after his victory in the Matamata Cleaners at Matamata yesterday. The threeyear-old Rock ‘n’ Pop gelding jumped well, and held out the fastfinishing Flying Feet. - NZME

Otago gallops Today at Wingatui Raceway

Otago RC Venue: Wingatui Meeting Date: 03 Feb 2018 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 12.32pm (NZT) THE WINGATUI FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN $20,000, MDN, 1400m 1 32262 Edward h (7) 58.5 ........................ R Cuneen 2 44383 Leuluai b (4) 58.5 ............................A Collett 3 5323 Meru bh (12) 58.5 .................K Mudhoo (a1) 4 2509x Wentworth (10) 58.5 ...................K Kwo (a3) 5 00x34 Tony Two Chips h (13) 58.5 ......D Bothamley 6 2529 Pulau Pinang b (3) 58 7 43 Egyptian Lad (18) 58 8 9x243 Crispin h (17) 56.5 ............. C Campbell (a3) 9 02036 Miacoca (2) 56.5 ..........................K Williams 10 95682 Ready To Rock (5) 56.5 ..................J Laking 11 3. Our Frankie (11) 56.5 ...................... J Morris 12 38843 Where Angels Walk (6) 56.5 ....... C Johnson 13 0323 Cardrona (15) 56.............................S Collett 14 33. Mossy Creek h (14) 56.................. C Barnes 15 70x03 Jandles h (8) 56.5 ..................... S Muniandy 16 44 Ubetiam (1) 56 17 0x584 Rubymoon 56.5............................ Scratched 18 3580x Smart Garden (16) 56.5 19 460 Faux Pas (9) 56.5 20 09555 Yes You Did h (19) 58.5 Emergencies: Jandles, Ubetiam, Rubymoon, Smart Garden, Faux Pas, Yes You Did 2 1.07 STEVE ANDERTON MEMORIAL TROPHY $22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 x4335 All Dressed Up dm (2) 59.........D Bothamley 2 16753 Disruption dm (4) 59 .......................J Laking 3 28654 Killa Question tdm (9) 58.5 .............A Collett 4 0x6x1 Diamond Cortz th (6) 58 ........... S Muniandy 5 42421 Sensibility (7) 58 ...................K Mudhoo (a1)


up to his Inter Dominion form.” Purdon refers to Lazarus’s crushing victory in the December 8 Interdom final when he sat parked outside Tiger Tara before changing gears at the 300m mark and racing to greatness. The pair have almost identical draws tonight, with Tiger Tara in the ace and Lazarus at barrier three but this time Tiger Tara’s trainer Kevin Pizutto says he will turn the race into a staying war. “I think Todd (McCarthy, driver) went too slow in the Interdom and that helped the others so this time I will tell him to run them hard,” says Pizutto. Which raises the scenario of Lazarus sitting parked outside a key rival on a red hot speed with Lennytheshark, defending champion Bling It On and Heaven Rocks sitting just off them waiting to swoop if Lazarus’ race fitness is exposed. So what does Purdon make of that? Well, he likes the idea. “I wouldn’t let Todd go slow

Paddy ready to rumble

6 59072 Classic Warrior m (10) 58 .........B Hong (a4) 7 85810 Frazzle t (13) 57 ........................... R Cuneen 8 10442 Promising tdm (8) 57.............. B Murray (a3) 9 06838 Dan Cugat (1) 57 ............T Comignaghi (a3) 10 07x49 Acrylic m (3) 56.5 .......................D Prastiyou 11 80804 Don’t Be Cheeky m (5) 56.5..... K Gundowry 12 x6747 She’stoohottotrot (11) 54.........T Jonker (a3) 13 660x0 Gorgeous George h (12) 54 ........K Kwo (a3) 3 1.42pm OTAGO RACING CLUB MEMORIAL LANE $40,000, OPEN HANDICAP, 1200m 1 33440 Signify td (6) 60 ............................ R Cuneen 2 27231 Johnny Jones d (5) 54.5 .T Comignaghi (a3) 3 x6115 Shaara d (4) 53.5 .................... G Jogoo (a1) 4 x1110 Starvoia tdm (8) 53 ..................... C Johnson 5 668x3 Koxinga td (2) 53 .....................T Jonker (a3) 6 12018 Passito tdh (7) 53 ............................ J Morris 7 61337 Mr Typhon tdb (1) 53 .......................S Collett 8 52116 Sweet Chastity (3) 53...................K Williams 4 2.17pm HARCOURTS DUNEDIN GUINEAS $50,000, 3YO SW, 1500m 1 421 Czechoslovakia (12) 56.5......... K Gundowry 2 214 Thom Brown (8) 56.5 3 24150 Vincent 56.5 ................................. Scratched 4 64218 Zah Wanted d (6) 56.5 ....................J Laking 5 x8511 Excelleration (9) 54.5 ......................S Collett 6 15832 Kiwi Ida tm (5) 54.5 ..................... C Johnson 7 14424 The Sparkle b (7) 54.5 ....................A Collett 8 34516 Global Thinking (10) 54.5 .......... G Jogoo (a) 9 70820 Hot Fuss m (13) 54.5 ...................K Williams 10 09135 Pinup Coup (14) 54.5 11 31025 Beneficial (1) 54.5 ...................K Mudhoo (a) 12 04610 Dark Poppy (4) 54.5 ........................ J Morris 13 5x617 Madam Swiss (3) 54.5 .................. C Barnes 14 96698 Lady Rossa (2) 54.5..................... R Cuneen

15 98482 Lake Chalice (11) 54.5 Emergency: Lake Chalice 5 2.55pm RAY WEBSTER PLUMBING $25,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1400m 1 42183 Nowhere Man dm (9) 59 .......... K Gundowry 2 58574 What’s Up Alf dm (12) 59 ....... B Murray (a3) 3 17312 Nightcap b (6) 57 ............T Comignaghi (a3) 4 83025 Rideitlikeustoleit td (5) 57 ........T Jonker (a3) 5 10362 Entree td (10) 56.5 ..........................S Collett 6 76211 He’s Mi Brother d (2) 56.5 ....A Bohorun (a4) 7 01655 Bakela mh (4) 56......................... C Johnson 8 20536 Why Me d (7) 56........................B Hong (a4) 9 97x76 Waylay tdmh (11) 55.5 .................. C Barnes 10 63716 Macy th (3) 54.5 ........................ S Muniandy 11 52116 Sweet Chastity (8) 54...................K Williams 12 43441 Zabay th (1) 54 ................... C Campbell (a3) 6 3.33pm FIRE & MECHANICAL CONTRACTING LTD GOLD CUP $50,000, OPN HCP, 2400m 1 x6015 The Gordonian tm (7) 60.........K Mudhoo (a) 2 45328 Motorboat Mike (11) 58 ................ R Cuneen 3 11621 Who Dares Wins (2) 58 ............... C Johnson 4 10779 Sureasyouwereborn tdm (8) 55 ...... J Morris 5 32174 Aspen Lass (3) 54.5 ........................A Collett 6 56503 Belle Boy tm (13) 54.5.............. B Murray (a) 7 40131 Long Harbour (4) 54.................. G Jogoo (a) 8 22544 Son Of Zac mb (5) 53.5 ................ C Barnes 9 04334 Dee And Gee (10) 53 ................T Jonker (a) 10 17610 Indiana Pearl m (1) 53.......T Comignaghi (a) 11 11114 He Ain’t Heavy mb (14) 53 .....A Bohorun (a) 12 10121 Pendleton (9) 53..............................S Collett 13 82161 Shocktillyoudrop (6) 53 ................K Williams 14 54967 Villa Elba (12) 53........................D Prastiyou 7 4.08 KB CONTRACTORS $22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2200m

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

8x448 Satin Guru tdmh (2) 60 ...... C Campbell (a3) 73051 Majic El tdh (6) 58.5 ........................S Collett x0622 Southern Dancer (9) 58.5 ....... G Jogoo (a1) 58913 The Quiet Man (11) 58.5 ......A Bohorun (a4) 66514 Miss Tuscan t (14) 57 ............ S Toolooa (a4) 88186 Victoryshallbemine m (1) 57 ...........A Collett 17582 Hell Bound d (5) 56.5 ......................J Laking 47215 Metasequoia td (8) 56.5 ......R Beeharry (a4) 47x0P Karayah t (3) 55.5 ........................... J Morris 26624 Penny Perfect (13) 55.5............... C Johnson 03003 Sunset Girl (10) 55 .......................K Williams 8x093 Lady Em (7) 54.5 ................ R Firdhaus (a2) 78886 Lady Lindauer tdmh (12) 54 ... B Murray (a3) 48052 Dowry Duty (4) 54 ...................T Jonker (a3)

3 267x1 Plutonium 59 ................................ Scratched 4 200x2 Darci Inn t (18) 58.5 ........T Comignaghi (a3) 5 30420 Prince Ransom td (11) 58.5 ......B Hong (a4) 6 010 Heberite h (1) 58 ........................... C Barnes 7 02384 Galway Garry m (12) 58......... B Murray (a3) 8 32122 Los Cabos td (4) 57.5 .....................S Collett 9 00x79 Suffire d (7) 57.5 ........................D Prastiyou 10 20013 Gloss d (10) 57 11 60757 So Brazen m (2) 56.5 ......................A Collett 12 x0093 Welcome td (14) 56.5 .............. G Jogoo (a1) 13 76204 Countess Ruby tdh (15) 56 ....... S Muniandy 14 x5827 Mystify Me (5) 56 .........................K Williams 15 x6054 Ivanskavinskyskvar td (9) 56.5 K Kalychurun 16 x6777 Them Or Us (17) 56.5 8 4.43pm WHITE ROBE LODGE $70,000, WFA, 1600m 17 55977 Travel Wise dm (8) 56.5 0L680 Tenfold m (13) 56 1 x8833 Tommy Tucker tdmh (13) 59 ...... S Muniandy 18 2 78414 Batman t (2) 59 ........................H Bennet (a) 19 x0096 Cavallucci (16) 55 3 x3123 Gallant Boy tdmh (11) 59 .........D Bothamley 20 64218 Zah Wanted (3) 58 4 6x115 Kolonel Kev d (3) 59 ........................A Collett Emergencies: Ivanskavinskyskvar, Them Or Us, Travel 5 94246 Timy Tyler dm (10) 59 .............K Kalychurun Wise, Tenfold, Cavallucci, Zah Wanted 6 35184 Spider d (7) 59 ................................J Laking Blinkers on: Meru, Wentworth (R1), Princess Brook (R8) Blink7 59831 Shakti tdm (12) 59...................K Mudhoo (a) ers off: Smart Garden (R1), Diamond Cortz, Frazzle (R2), Spi8 99362 Coulee tdh (6) 57 .......................... C Barnes der (R8) Winkers on: Cardrona (R1), Frazzle (R2), Spider (R8) 9 27661 Twoznotenough 57 ....................... Scratched SELECTIONS 10 053x4 Hayley Maree tdm (1) 57.......... B Murray (a) 11 34468 Princess Brook tdh (5) 57 ........... C Johnson Race 1: Edward, Leuluai, Meru, Pulau Pinang, Ready To Rock Race 2: Classic Warrior, Disruption, Promising, All Dressed Up 12 10273 Fascinate th (4) 57 ............... C Campbell (a) 13 07315 Flying Sardine d (9) 57.................... J Morris Race 3: Starvoia, Signify, Mr Typhon, Koxinga, Johnny Jones 14 58x41 Dontpokethetiger td (8) 57 ..............S Collett Race 4: Excelleration, The Sparkle, Pinup Coup, Thom Brown

9 5.18pm DIAMOND SYNDICATE $22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 63221 Aboli tdh (6) 59............................ C Johnson 2 95165 Nesta d (19) 59 ........................D Bothamley

Race 5: Nowhere Man, Nightcap, Entree, He’s Mi Brother, Macy Race 6: Aspen Lass, Son Of Zac, Who Dares Wins, Dee And Gee Race 7: Southern Dancer, The Quiet Man, Miss Tuscan, Majic El Race 8: Tommy Tucker, Kolonel Kev, Coulee, Timy Tyler Race 9: Gloss, Welcome, Los Cabos, Aboli, Galway Garry

Taranaki gallops Today at New Plymouth Raceway

Taranaki RC Venue: New Plymouth Meeting Date: 03 Feb 3 2.00pm THE METROTEL 1300 $25,000, Rating 75 2018 NZ Meeting number 4 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 Benchmark, 1300m and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 10497 Saber tm (5) 60.5 ..........................O Bosson 1 12.50pm ENERGY VETS TARANAKI 2000 $22,500, 2 90058 Prince Mambo t (6) 59 ..................D Bradley 3 1x131 La Bella Rosa t (10) 58.5 ..... S MacNab (a2) Rating 65&JMPS Benchmark*, 2000m 4 50x19 Barcelo (7) 58.5 ........................S McKay (a) 1 21435 Epae Road (2) 59........................... J Bayliss 5 23071 McCullum tm (3) 58.5.............J Fawcett (a2) 2 25315 Percy’s Gem (12) 59 ............. H Andrew (a1) 6 1x180 Ruby Bloom (8) 58 ..................E McCall (a4) 3 24264 Terracotta Warrior tb (9) 59 .. T Johnson (a2) 7 22339 Straight Sets tdm (13) 58 ...........R Elliot (a1) 4 00319 Baxfull d (11) 58.5 .......................T Thornton 8 47155 Bruegel (1) 57 .................................R Myers 5 x3431 Anarchy (1) 57...............................M McNab 9 13x00 All Charm d (12) 56.5 ............ H Andrew (a1) 6 94286 Touch Of Silver (4) 57 .................... J Parkes 10 43328 Danger Dee (11) 54.5 .................... J Bayliss 7 36324 En Suite db (3) 56.5 ........................R Myers 8 59046 Thatz Louie (5) 56 ...........................D Turner 11 x1367 Tellyawhat th (2) 54.5 ......................D Turner 9 20406 El Jodi (7) 55.5 .................................. T Allan 12 30254 Woodbine Ladd th (9) 54.5......... A Shin (a4) 10 x8208 Battle Kat th (10) 54.5 ...................M Tanaka 13 x6698 Princess Belle (4) 54 ..........S Weatherley (a) 11 x3007 Dandeedee t (8) 54 ............S Weatherley (a) 4 2.34pm THRIFTY CAR RENTAL SC MAIDEN 1400 12 07x7 Heel Be Jake h (6) 54 ..................... A Jones $22,500, SP COND, 1400m 1 42311 Neverstopdreaming d (12) 59 .... A Shin (a4) 2 1.25pm METRO DIRECT INSPIRATION IN GLASS 2 3410 All In Mana d (11) 57.5.......... H Andrew (a1) 1600 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1600m 3 54x81 Eeny Meeny Miny Mo (5) 57.5J Fawcett (a2) 1 43310 Boxachocolates db (8) 61 .......... A Shin (a4) 4 7x417 Swiss Eire (1) 57.5 .....................R Elliot (a1) 2 31661 Shadow King dm (5) 59 ..................R Myers 5 42332 Matuzalem (8) 57 ......................S McKay (a) 3 44202 Camino Rocoso db (1) 58.5 ..........O Bosson 6 0x722 Powerball b (13) 57 .............. S MacNab (a2) 4 47834 Caramac tm (2) 58 ............... S MacNab (a2) 7 x87x9 Soiree (14) 57 5 64469 Sergeant Blast dm (6) 56.5 ............ J Parkes 8 92x1. Eye’s Wide Open th (10) 56 ............D Turner 6 28346 Skyweka d (3) 55 .......................M Coleman 9 x5871 Sugar Rush (2) 56..................... M D Plessis 7 80xL2 Scrutinize (7) 55 ............................M McNab 10 73341 Aridity dh (4) 55.5..........................D Bradley 8 12355 Silver Sasanof d (4) 54.......S Weatherley (a) 11 51 Lucidity (6) 55.5 ..............................R Myers

12 1 Matauri d (7) 55.5.......................M Cameron 13 5x285 Pretty Reckless h (9) 55 ................M Tanaka 14 x60x5 Devi h (3) 55................................T Thornton 5 3.09pm PHOENIX PARK CLASSIC $70,000, 2YO SW, 1200m 1 232. Bit Lippy (3) 56.5 .........................C Lammas 2 21 Wisdom Patch (4) 56.5................... J Bayliss 3 2 Gallagher (1) 56.5 .......................... J Parkes 4 33 Handsome Rebel (6) 56.5 .............O Bosson 5 Spirits Aubeer (2) 56.5 ....................R Myers 6 73345 Flaunt It Girl (7) 54.5 .................S McKay (a) 7 21 Platinum Mam’selle d (5) 54.5... M D Plessis 6 3.44pm FASTTRACK INSURANCE OAKS PRELUDE $55,000, 3YOF SW, 1800m 1 12x32 Blanco Belle mh (6) 56.5.................R Myers 2 92171 In The Clear (17) 56.5 ................M Coleman 3 4x156 Lily The Pink (16) 56.5 ..................O Bosson 4 10490 Alternative Fact m (12) 56.5 5 41 Caricature (4) 56.5 ......................... J Parkes 6 071. Counting Crows d (8) 56.5 .........M Cameron 7 451. King’s Vee tdh (13) 56.5 .......... H Andrew (a) 8 7981 Sunburst (1) 56.5 ........................... J Bayliss 9 98410 Anevay (7) 56.5 ..................S Weatherley (a) 10 x6510 Bet She Is (15) 56.5 ......................D Bradley 11 x3417 Miss Foxy Gal (2) 56.5 12 50009 Veuve Clicquot m (10) 56.5 ............. A Jones 13 93. Terra Firma (14) 56.5 ................ M D Plessis 14 543 Treasure b (3) 56.5........................M McNab

15 58853 Diamondsandbubbles (11) 56.5 16 44 Solsavon b (9) 56.5 17 0x440 Luxe (5) 56.5 Emergencies: Diamondsandbubbles, Solsavon, Luxe 7 4.25 PLATINUM HOMES TARANAKI CUP $80,000, OPEN HANDICAP, 1800m 1 35410 Authentic Paddy tm (15) 60.........T Thornton 2 31181 Wait A Sec m (8) 60 ....................... J Parkes 3 12625 Scapolo m (9) 59.5........................O Bosson 4 14582 Watch This Space m (4) 57.5 Weatherley (a) 5 0x511 Nailed It m (3) 53 .......................M Cameron 6 82514 Beefeater b (5) 53 ...........................R Myers 7 381x6 Gentil Tonton dm (2) 53............. M D Plessis 8 11x50 Ladies First tdmh (7) 53 9 x1849 Meeska Mooska (1) 53 ..............M Coleman 10 36243 Travimyfriend (10) 53 ..................C Lammas 11 26536 Our King Sway tdm (6) 53 ............... A Jones 12 21630 Heavens Keep (17) 53 ........... T Johnson (a) 13 x2111 Seraphim (13) 53 ........................... J Bayliss 14 84441 Brighton (12) 53 ............................M McNab 15 33613 Tomelilla m (11) 53 16 506x4 Show The World (16) 53 17 2x513 Calligraphy 53 .............................. Scratched 18 70335 Marky Mark 53 ............................. Scratched 19 28346 Skyweka 53.................................. Scratched 20 9x881 Sacred Rhythm td (14) 53 Emergencies: Tomelilla, Show The World, Calligraphy, Marky Mark, Skyweka, Sacred Rhythm

8 5.00 COCA COLA 1800 $25,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1800m 1 x9362 Quintessentially db (6) 59 ...............R Myers 2 26x07 Bella’s Delight tdm (10) 58.5 ......M Cameron 3 9x881 Sacred Rhythm td (12) 58.5 ......S McKay (a) 4 06145 Irish Mist m (13) 58.5 ..................... J Parkes 5 37871 Irish Flame th (8) 58 ........................D Turner 6 41616 Master Pat m (1) 58 ......................M McNab 7 33565 Call Me Irish tdm (7) 57.5...... H Andrew (a1) 8 00x55 Highbrook m (5) 57.5 ....................O Bosson 9 12759 Joe Cargo d (4) 57.5 ...................C Lammas 10 21214 Chic b (9) 56.5 ..................... S MacNab (a2) 11 17841 She’s Prismatic (2) 56.5 .......T Newman (a3) 12 x3746 Hoist h (11) 55.5 ................S Weatherley (a) 13 7x910 Starossa m (3) 54 ..................J Fawcett (a2) Blinkers on: Battle Kat (R1), Tellyawhat (R3), Veuve Clicquot, Treasure (R6), Irish Mist (R8) Blinkers off: Luxe (R6) Winkers on: Handsome Rebel (R5) Winkers off: Tellyawhat (R3), Our King Sway (R7) SELECTIONS Race 1: Epae Road, Anarchy, En Suite, Terracotta Warrior Race 2: Skyweka, Caramac, Camino Rocoso, Boxachocolates Race 3: La Bella Rosa, Straight Sets, McCullum, Bruegel Race 4: Matauri, All In Mana, Lucidity, Aridity, Eye’s Wide Open Race 5: Bit Lippy, Platinum Mam’selle, Gallagher, Flaunt It Girl Race 6: Blanco Belle, Lily The Pink, In The Clear, Miss Foxy Gal Race 7: Seraphim, Beefeater, Travimyfriend, Watch This Space Race 8: Sacred Rhythm, Quintessentially, Irish Mist, Irish Flame

Sunday racing



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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Wyndham harness Tomorrow at Young Quinn Raceway

Wyndham Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Young Quinn Raceway Meeting Date: 04 Feb 2018 NZ Meeting number: 8 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 9, 10 and 11 1 12.00 WILLY’S FLOORING/JD SOUNESS LTD TROT $8000, non-winners 3yo+ trot, stand, 2400m 1 84705 Pegasus Hanover (1) fr ........... M Williamson 2 06784 Rue Daunou (2) fr ......................C Ferguson 3 80066 Miss Bamboocha (3) fr ..................... A Milne 4 6x260 Majestic Lavros (4) fr.....................B Orange 5 26205 Make My Day (5) fr........................ B Barclay 6 8x760 The Power Broker (6) fr .............E Barron (J) 7 Glendhu Gem (7) fr ...................... B Norman 8 74609 Pat The Monarch (8) fr ..............M Hurrell (J) 9 44043 Nottingham K Two (9) fr ..............G McEwan 10 032 Picketts Ridge (10) fr............... N Williamson 11 99598 Cuddly Trouble (11) fr ......................R Swain 12 9x880 Speci al Pat (U1) fr ............B Williamson 13 00004 Thunder Buddy (U2) fr ................. B Wallace 2 12.28 RODGERS GARAGE non-winners pace, 2400m 1 090 G T Reactor (1) fr ..............................J Dunn 2 50267 Vintage Rose (2) fr .................. M Williamson 3 09x58 Cee Joy (3) fr .......................S Tomlinson (J) 4 94423 Razcal Alley (4) fr .....................B Williamson 5 66244 Shindal (5) fr .............................M Hurrell (J) 6 8x826 Matai Jetstar (6) fr ............................ A Milne 7 65758 Dreaminsover (7) fr ....................C Ferguson 8 90000 Fleur Galleon (8) fr ...............M Anderson (J) 9 0x888 Honour Scroll (21) fr......................... D Dunn 10 59557 Carlo Gambino (22) fr .................B McLellan 11 89978 Iwanadancewitsumbody (23) fr ......K Larsen 12 87458 Particular (24) fr .......................C Faithful (J)

Emergency: Razcal Alley

3 61617 War Admiral (3) fr ............................. D Dunn 4 26x31 Ash (4) fr ................................. N Williamson 5 318xP Majestic Connies (5) fr ............ M Williamson ING MOBILE PACE $8000, r40 to r49, 2400m r50 to r54, r55 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2400m 6 9x619 Ace Commander (6) fr ................. B Norman 1 82326 Canardly Remember (1) fr ...... N Williamson 1 01690 Maidonthebeach (1) fr ................... B Barclay 7 90645 Davey Mac (U1) fr ....................P Williamson 2 05880 Ever Ready (2) fr ........................R McIlwrick 2 25714 Grace Burns (2) fr .........................B Orange 8 32435 Takenoprisoners (U2) fr ............ M Purvis (J) 3 55784 Misty Memory (3) fr ..................C Faithful (J) 3 0x039 Repartee (3) fr ........................ N Williamson 9 x4936 Pres The Belle (U3) fr .......................J Dunn 4 26822 Ellnbac (4) fr................................B McLellan 4 6017 John Coltrane (4) fr ..............M Anderson (J) 1 Without Doubt (U4) fr ...............B Williamson 5 44343 Nightmarch (5) fr ........................... B Barclay 5 68143 Aveross Ferrari (5) fr .................M Hurrell (J) 10 11 02506 Makarewa Rum (U5) fr ..................B Orange 6 80688 RnR Windermere (6) fr ............ M Williamson 6 80436 Two Ply (6) fr ............................B Williamson 7 79600 Tiziano (7) fr ...................................H Hunter 7 55738 Bold Ruler (7) fr.............................. P Hunter 8 3.52 MLT/PIONEER TAVERN NUGGET FINAL MBL 8 0x079 My Georgie Boy (8) fr ..................... P Hunter 8 12 Feel The Money (8) fr ........................J Dunn PACE $12,000, 3yo+ up to & including r62, 2400m 9 63515 Annie Fitz (21) fr ....................... C Purvis (J) 1 35827 Henry Hubert (1) fr ............................J Dunn 9 21900 Rocking Robyn (21) fr ................C Ferguson 10 45093 El Dinero (22) fr..........................C Ferguson 10 00x00 Mach’s Back (22) fr ................ S Walkinshaw 2 01 Loma Jaccka (2) fr ........................ B Barclay 11 77780 Alexy (23) fr ...............................D O’Connell 11 224Fx Jody Direen (23) fr ........................... D Dunn 3 7Px1 Vin Scully (3) fr.........................B Williamson 12 69362 Son Of Brahma (24) fr...................B Orange 12 36029 Delight My Soul (24) fr ............ M Williamson 4 00731 The Heart Rulz (4) fr .........................A Beck 13 86567 Hurricane Banner (25) fr ......S Tomlinson (J) 6 2.42 AON INSURANCE F&M MOBILE PACE $8000, 5 01 Raksbet (5) fr ................................B Orange 4 1.32pm PLACEMAKERS PACE $9000, r40 to r50, non-winners 3yo+ f&m mob. pace, 1609m 6 00521 Archman (6) fr ............................R McIlwrick r51 to r55 with cond. pace, stand, 2400m 7 73031 James Butt (7) fr ............................K Larsen 1 33746 Excellent (1) fr ......................... N Williamson 1 07566 Vera’s Delight (1) fr......................B McLellan 8 38231 Elva Jaccka (8) fr .................... N Williamson 2 00x0 Sportage Denario (2) fr ..............C Ferguson 2 19359 Essence Of Easton (2) fr.............. B Norman 9 59171 Franco Rebel (21) fr ................ M Williamson 3 34222 High Line (3) fr .............................. B Barclay 3 94423 Razcal Alley (3) fr .....................B Williamson 4 2 Thisexcusebetterbeit (4) fr ............B Orange 10 0x601 Son Of Lana (22) fr .......................... D Dunn 4 19002 Big Smoke (4) fr ............................... A Milne 5 Change Up Dulc (5) fr ............ S Walkinshaw 9 4.27pm PETE’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH MOBILE 5 215x0 Toby O’Gara (5) fr ................... N Williamson 6 Sociable (6) fr .......................M Anderson (J) PACE $10,000, 3yo+ r55 to r60 mob. pace, 2400m 6 59900 Tangled Up In Blue (6) fr ...............T Holland 1 64565 Bontz (1) fr ....................................B Orange 7 Kath’s Finale (7) fr .............................A Beck 7 20207 Wayward Roc (7) fr ................. M Williamson 2 61556 Tuapeka Trick (2) fr............................J Dunn 8 Zenola’s Art (8) fr ..............................J Dunn 8 90093 Mr Handleman (8) fr ...................... B Barclay 3 32330 Bettor Enforce (3) fr...........................A Beck 9 080 Got Another Lover (21) fr ...............H Hunter 9 72212 Shelby Bromac (9) fr .........................A Beck 4 16663 Southbound Train (4) fr ...................R Swain 10 00590 Pay Me Jimmy (10) fr ...........M Anderson (J) 10 99430 Gotta Good Looker (22) fr ..............K Larsen 5 x2778 Ossessione (5) fr..................... M Williamson 11 45143 Chinook Winds (11) fr .....................R Swain 11 98x3 Ideal Legs (U1) fr ............................. D Dunn 12 06950 The Red Robber (12) fr .................... D Dunn 7 3.17 CHAMBERLAIN BUILDER LTD GOLD CHIP FINAL 6 1x801 Jeremy Jones (6) fr .............................G Lee 7 41749 Franco Huntington (7) fr ......... S Walkinshaw TROT $12,000, 3yo+ up to & including r60, stand, 2400m 13 27x06 Ideal Breeze (13) fr .......................B Orange 8 41523 Lawrence (8) fr .........................B Williamson 1 77800 Eyre’s A Rag Doll (1) fr ...............G McEwan 14 43475 No More Change (14) fr .............C Ferguson 9 1 Hicori (21) fr ..................................... D Dunn 2 4241 Springbank Ella (2) fr ................ C Purvis (J) 15 30008 Just Wish (15) fr ...................S Tomlinson (J) 13 P2656 Broadway Banner (25) fr ................H Hunter


M9 Auckland dogs

10 34165 Idealistic Lass fr ........................... Scratched 11 02969 First Son (22) fr ....................S Tomlinson (J) 12 08115 Foo Fighter fr................................ Scratched 10 4.57 MARSHALLS GARAGE HANDICAP PACE $14,999, r60 & faster discrhcp pace, stand, 2400m 1 x6211 Zealand Star (1) fr ......................... B Barclay 2 249x2 Pass The Speights (2) fr..............B McLellan 3 47770 Bettor Buy It (3) fr.......................C Ferguson 4 06581 Sagwitch (4) fr ..........................B Williamson 5 70057 Thaboyz Toy (5) fr ............................ D Dunn 6 75018 Rakarover (6) fr ....................... M Williamson 7 51393 Shortys Mate (7) fr ............................A Beck 8 14001 The Maroon Marauder (U1) fr .......... A Milne 9 00504 Gotta Del (U2) fr............................B Orange 10 1412x Ariadne Lavra 10.......................... Scratched 11 19538 Acolyte (1) 10 .................................H Hunter 12 31x60 American Spirit (2) 10 .......................J Dunn 13 08935 It Ain’t The Money (U1) 10 ...... N Williamson 14 20220 The Big Boss (U2) 10...........M Anderson (J) 11 5.27 SIR LINCOLN AT ALABAR NZ MOBILE PACE $8000, non-winners 3yo+ mr48 to mr53 2400m 1 4 Glacier Coaster (1) fr ................E Barron (J) 2 5 Vintage Cheddar (2) fr .............B Williamson 3 23 Duke Of Wellington (3) fr ............... B Barclay 4 45 Mach O’Melley (4) fr .............M Anderson (J) 5 Ovareaction (5) fr ................... S Walkinshaw 6 Tact Maggie (6) fr ..............................A Beck 7 Cruisin Reuben (7) fr........................ D Dunn 8 92345 Bettors Atom (8) fr......................C Ferguson 9 Jack’s Shadow (21) fr ....................B Orange 10 4 Be Holme By Three (22) fr ...... N Williamson 11 09 Char Ellie (23) fr ...................... M Williamson 12 53522 I’mallaboutthebase (24) fr ......... M Purvis (J)

Tomorrow at Manukau Stadium

Auckland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Manukau Sta- 6 74665 Phuket Paul nwtd ............................S Codlin 4 38551 Bigtime Welldone 30.65 .....................L Cole 5 43648 Opawa Anthony nwtd W & ..............T Steele dium Meeting Date: 04 Feb 2018 NZ Meeting number: 9 7 52755 Hot Mayhem nwtd U & ......................Cottam 5 22111 Nangar Dream 31.06 .................D Schofield 6 5125 Talkabout Ziggy 30.95 R & ....................Hunt Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 8 75631 Warrior Tony nwtd U & ......................Cottam 6 11323 Cameo Syd 30.92 .............................B Craik 7 16386 Hey Pretty Girl 30.79......................C Henley 11 and 12; 13 and 14 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 8, 9 9 35551 Oloroso nwtd U & ..............................Cottam 7 F4672 Cosmic Barwon 31.24 ................D Schofield 8 17874 Opawa Silver nwtd ........................... S Clark and 10; 12, 13 and 14 8 51322 Wairoa Jacko 30.92...................... H Mullane 9 84774 Jetsun Stampede 31.39 .................G Wilson 10 5573 Snoopy’s Bro nwtd R & .........................Hunt 1 1.06pm (NZT) ANOTHER GALE SPRINT C3, 318m 4 1.58 DELI’S SPORTS BAR CLENDON INN C1, 527m 10 25665 Wee Meredith 31.46 ........................ L Martin 9 66113 Kiwi Gal 31.05 U & ............................Cottam 10 11543 Deception Diva 31.01 W & ..............T Steele 1 24654 Bigtime Champ nwtd ..........................L Cole 1 71444 Secret Rory 30.98 .......................... G Farrell 7 2.50pm FANCY TIP STAKES C3, 527m 1 41153 Kapai Bart 30.71 W & .....................T Steele 10 3.43pm DYNA VIKKERS STAKES C1/2, 527m 2 38146 Red Dee 18.53 ................................P Green 2 53625 Swift Order nwtd ............................C Henley 1 56426 Electric Dee Eye 30.71 ...................P Green 2 47728 Yooldome 30.59 .........................D Schofield 3 56312 Opawa Libby 18.55 W &..................T Steele 3 32633 Talkabout Izzy nwtd R &........................Hunt 2 71576 San Tan Samson 30.68 ................... T Green 3 53622 Little Moo 30.50 U & .........................Cottam 4 41572 Jetsun Jamie 18.73 ........................G Wilson 4 82254 Opawa Vegan nwtd W &..................T Steele 3 11432 Idol Ajay 31.00 W &.........................T Steele 4 25173 Barwon Annie 31.02...................D Schofield 5 87723 Nangar Panther 18.53 ................D Schofield 5 1F837 Bark De Triomphe 31.17 ...................B Craik 4 64415 Princess Alea 31.02 .......................C Henley 5 81877 Salvarotti 30.70 ..........................D Schofield 6 17736 Alyeska nwtd .....................................B Craik 6 11543 Deception Diva 31.01 W & ..............T Steele 5 53878 Little Bit Silly 30.80.....................D Schofield 6 56311 Amy Amy 30.47 .............................. G Farrell 7 66245 Stranger Things 18.92.......................B Craik 7 66113 Kiwi Gal 31.05 U & ............................Cottam 6 63535 See Eye Aye 31.07 ...................... H Mullane 7 12814 Secret Lily 30.79 W &......................T Steele 8 x5281 Bitters 18.59 ..................................... S Clark 8 56748 Home Bound nwtd .......................... T Green 7 11156 My Red Hero 30.87 R & ........................Hunt 8 64282 Good Job 30.66 ..............................P Green 9 82864 Harry Brown nwtd ........................ H Mullane 9 75542 Out Of Paper nwtd .......................... T Green 8 31111 Bigtime Tears nwtd .............................L Cole 9 55235 Global Conquest 30.27 W &............T Steele 10 73585 Beat The Butcher 18.36 R & ...............L Udy 10 67x45 Fushidara 31.29 .............................. L Martin 9 37656 Barwon Babe nwtd .....................D Schofield 10 4F344 Jinja Squeak 30.48 W & ..................T Steele 2 1.23pm CHARITY CHASE SPRINT C0, 527m 5 2.16pm FIREMANS LEGACY SPRINT C3/4, 318m 10 26485 Midnight Daydream 31.25 R & ............L Udy 1 43522 Don Morocco nwtd P & ................. J Cleaver 1 16575 Maximum Express 18.51 ................P Green 8 3.09pm AZTEC KEROMA SPRINT C2, 318m 1 36255 Space Oddity 18.66 ..........................B Craik 11 4.01 QUALIFIED PET SERVICES SPRINT C5, 318m 2 87276 Jetsun Doll nwtd.............................G Wilson 2 11211 Kiwi Boy 18.37 U & ...........................Cottam 1 52161 Classy Impact 18.36 ....................... T Green 2 63212 Brotastic 18.62 ..................................B Craik 3 365F4 Jetsun Swan nwtd ..........................G Wilson 3 421F8 One Cool Chap 18.70 W &..............T Steele 2 72551 Wong Way 18.44 U & ........................Cottam 3 26527 Hey Khali 18.67 U & ..........................Cottam 4 65534 Fancy Chap nwtd .......................D Schofield 4 62244 Ekali 18.42 ..................................... G Farrell 3 75614 Hallo Star 18.23 R & ...........................L Udy 4 63217 Ken Wilde 18.53 ........................... H Mullane 5 13343 Kapai Lana 18.61 R & .........................L Udy 5 23423 Fancy Fox nwtd ..........................D Schofield 4 22332 Mrs Browns Girl nwtd R & ...........N O’Regan 5 52275 Scott The Looks 18.90 U & ...............Cottam 6 25165 Jinja Roman nwtd W & ....................T Steele 6 27675 Surge Ahead nwtd R & .......................L Udy 5 13841 Idol Hot nwtd .....................................M Flipp 6 41238 Alex Attack 18.38 U & .......................Cottam 7 63342 Obstinatus 18.25 R & ..................N O’Regan 7 Red Dot Special nwtd .......................B Craik 6 42133 On Fleek 18.65 .................................B Craik 7 25365 Scott Tied Up 18.63 U & ...................Cottam 8 17546 Vee Marina nwtd R & ..........................L Udy 8 66762 Jetsun Bear nwtd ...........................G Wilson 7 16828 Audrette 18.45...................................B Bond 8 41168 Unprofound 18.53 .............................E Potts 9 78868 Fantastic Zoe 18.51 ...................D Schofield 9 8x558 Jetsun Singer nwtd ........................G Wilson 8 13421 Nitrology 18.26 ................................. S Clark 9 537F5 Bigtime Summer nwtd .................. H Mullane 10 78865 Irinka Darcy 18.51 ...........................S Codlin 3 1.41pm HEWLETT ELECTRICAL SPRINT C0, 318m 9 36147 Allegro Lass 18.55 .............................L Cole 10 25643 Umaga Rama 18.59 .........................M Black 1 25247 Barwon Bandit nwtd ...................D Schofield 6 2.33pm ANGVELLA STAKES C1, 527m 1 51875 Hitch A Ride nwtd ........................... T Green 9 3.26 CAROLS TAB CLENDON INN FINAL C1f, 527m 10 32244 Zipping Gabby nwtd ........................ K Walsh 2 4343 Just A Matthew nwtd ........................M Black 1 24312 Idol Tom nwtd ....................................M Flipp 12 4.18pm MT WELLINGTON TAB STKS C4/5, 527m 2 54486 Jack No Lag 31.51 ......................... Y Castro 3 22474 Crampton nwtd..............................A Cleaver 1 18582 Opawa Jimbo nwtd W & ..................T Steele 2 77551 Jinja Mia 30.97 W & ........................T Steele 3 33721 Millie Prince nwtd ...............................L Cole 4 86325 It’s All Me nwtd ..................................G Hunt 2 65711 Nangar Rock 30.75 ....................D Schofield 3 22213 Token Jasper 30.92 .......................... S Clark 4 48563 Dyna Bevlin nwtd U & .......................Cottam 5 52276 Feed The Need nwtd P & .............. J Cleaver

Daily Events

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17334 Me Jane nwtd .....................................L Cole 21627 Zipping Vito 30.39 ......................D Schofield 12114 Sue Zooki 30.50 .............................. T Green 282x5 Soaring Hawke 30.57 .....................G J Hore 11F31 It’s A Plan 30.14 .............................P Henley 82151 No Time Toulouse 30.79 ....................L Cole F1251 Hezaman 30.72 U &..........................Cottam 52847 Raging Demon nwtd R & ....................L Udy 13 4.36pm OLD BENTLEY SPRINT C1, 318m 1 24414 Final Story 19.01 .......................... H Mullane 2 23347 Unconscionable 18.61 R & .................L Udy 3 65624 Cala D’Or 19.19 ................................M Flipp 4 44441 King Shaq 18.47 ............................. T Green 5 4275F Thrilling Wiggle 18.69................. G Pomeroy 6 154 Bad 19.07..........................................B Craik 7 6411 Suspicious Minds nwtd .....................B Craik 8 26152 Bigtime Kalani nwtd ...........................L Cole 9 61842 Just Jiggle nwtd U & .........................Cottam 10 x3751 Scott No Value 18.51 ........................G Hunt 14 4.51pm JACK’S WHOLESALE MEATS C1, 318m 1 83378 Cosmic Rover nwtd ......................... T Green 2 x1531 Ungrateful nwtd .................................E Potts 3 21637 Katcha Ninja 18.78............................B Craik 4 87835 Drury 18.41 ...................................A Cleaver 5 17812 Forcible 18.79 .................................. S Clark 6 78333 Idol Patches nwtd ..............................M Flipp 7 45225 Emoji 18.51 .......................................B Craik 8 71581 Vanos 18.76 ................................. H Mullane 9 23656 Mobility Scooter nwtd .......................M Black 10 72357 Spider Phil 18.98 R &..................N O’Regan LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

February 3, 4 and 5, 2018


10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 12pm ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

10am - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.30am - 3.30pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Stitch and chat. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Casual doubles for all ages. Golf Croquet, Philip Street.


9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Tevita Taufalele. Baring Square East. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship led by Valmai McKenzie, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street. 10am ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship, Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 10am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. All age service and Holy Communion, Park Street.

10am ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Morning service, all welcome. 67 Cass Street. 10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 10.30am GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping God and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby. 11am - 4pm THE PLAINS RAILWAY. Open for train rides, machinery displays, Lynn Woodworking Museum and much more. Maronan Road, Tinwald. 11am - 4pm PLAINS RAILWAY COMBINED CRAFT GROUP. All craft people are welcome to spend and enjoyable day, no charge, bring lunch. Phone 3085911 or 307-2802. Plains Museum, 19 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road . 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. (draw to be done) Golf croquet casual doubles for all ages. The domain, Philip Street. 5pm ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Evensong, Park Street. 6pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. Burns Night with a traditional Burns meal, $15 BYO, please be seated by 6pm. Tickets and enquiries 308-7818, 308-3077, 0273-167-063. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 7pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall).


10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 3pm AGE CONCERN, 206 CLUB. Fun fill days for 60 years and older, for more information ring 308-6817. Cameron Street.

12pm - 1pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. A Free lunch. Ashburton Baptist Church, entry off Cass Street. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Seafield Road.

1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research. Heritage Centre, 327 West Street. 6pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in the hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

9am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON FARMERS MARKET. Local fresh produce, hot and cold food and drinks. North End West Street car park, Ashburton. 9am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON CRAFT MARKET. Local crafts, new stalls welcome. West Street Car park.

8am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Awa Awa - Scotts Saddle, all welcome, phone Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West. 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH. Mass, Holy Spirit Church, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9am ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Harrison Street, Allenton. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service and communion led by Rev Henry Mbambo, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in the hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

Trades & Services To place a Trades & Services ad, call 307-7900 or email

Let us sweat the small stuff • Fence line • Spot spraying

• Gorse & broom • Waterways

Keeping your property protected with a security camera system from Masterguard Protect your biggest asset with a home security camera package from Masterguard Call me today for a free, no obligation quote

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Hartley Curd phone 0800 788 393 or 021 328 301 57 Dobson Street, Ashburton.

• Mobile repair service • Combine harvester repairs • Header front floor repairs or replacement

Property Services 2010 Ltd

• Clover conversions for direct heading • Dairy shed and yard fence repairs

Let the team at Insideout take care of all your painting and property maintenance • Painting • Carpentry • Maintenance & repairs • Handyman services

• Airless spraying • Waterblasting • Renovations • Project management

Phone Shane today on 307-7071

Manufacturers of

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Phone Ewan Cairns 03 302 6011 - 0274 354 031

• Grain feeder trailers • Stock crate stands



electriCOOL Ltd Phone Paul Crequer, your local authorised Daikin dealer for a free quote on all domestic and commercial systems phone 0274 362 362 or 308 4573.

MOBILE MOWER SERVICING • Rotary Mowers • Ride-on Mowers • Water Blasters • Small Motor Repairs

• Reel Mowers • Chainsaws • Rotary Hoes • Generators


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PAINTER & DECORATOR Phone 03 307 4200 022 698 7358 No obligation free quotes

Farms, factories, commercial buildings, private homes, club rooms, sheds, etc. Services include but not limited to:

• Minor repairs • Roof painting • Spouting cleaning • Water blasting • Mould and moss treatment • Airless spraying

Cushla Harborne

Trades & Services To place a Trades & Services ad, call 307-7900 or email


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• regular full house cleans • one off spring cleans • farm houses • builders cleans • floor buffing

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• All staff are police vetted •Able to travel out of town

Spider proofing Fly control Wasp nests White tail treatment Residential and commercial

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To advertise here contact Penny on 021 895 144 or 03 307 7973


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Penny Shearer



Ladies Summer Sale We’ve taken 20 – 70% off a great range of ladies fashion Giftware – Crafts & Hobby Supplies – Collectables & Revamped Furniture

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Classifieds 24 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, February 3, 2018




Sports Reporter Wanted a sporting all rounder who wants to be a star…. The Ashburton Guardian has an opportunity for a passionate reporter to make their mark in the world of sport.


Accounts Payable

DairyHoldings Holdings Limited a dynamic and Dairy Limited is a is dynamic and progressive progressive corporate dairy farming company corporate dairy farmer that operates extensive operations that operates throughout throughout the South Island. the South Island. Ultimately based in Ashburton, and reporting to the An opportunity has arisen on one applicant’s of our farms in will Company Accountant, the successful tasks the Canterbury area for a Farm include: Manager/Contract • Accounts payableMilker. processing within a complex and dynamic business AKDALE • OBank and supplier statement reconciliation  240 hectares effective • Assisting with financial reporting

 Milking 800 cows Applicants the following attributes:  New will 50 display bail rotary 5 minutes from Leeston/45minutes to •  Highly self-motivated and reliable Christchurch • Professional and discrete  School bus at the gate • Methodical work style and eye for detail  Well housed •  Pleasant effective telephone manner Reliableand water - 240ha irrigated by pivot, k• Confident using accounts payable systems and line and borderdyke irrigation Microsoft Excel Enjoys working in the agricultural sector


This is an excellent opportunity with one of New Zealand’s Mick O’Connor most successful and innovative corporate farmers. Farm Supervisor, Please send a covering letter Canterbury and Curriculum Vitae, to the address below, to be received Please send CV’s no to: later than Friday, February 9, 2018. “Administration Officer Position” PO Box 549, Timaru 7940 rd Applications close 3 April 2015

We’re looking for someone who lives for sport – all codes, who is keen to get to know the triers, the grinders the good teams and the sporting stars of the Ashburton District. You’ll be a one-person sports team, among an editorial team of experienced journalists, covering everything from representative rugby and netball, right down to primary school’s football and hockey. The Guardian is a progressive, six-day a week newspaper in the heart of a sporting strong hold. Our sports coverage is one of the cornerstones of the business. Our readers are passionate players, watchers and arm-chair critics who love nothing more than reading a good yarn about local sporting stars or teams. Sport takes place at any time on any given day, so you’ll be flexible with your working hours and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide the sports coverage that the paper requires. You’ll also get the opportunity to swing one of our cameras around from time to time too. Weekend work in this role is a given, but that does mean that you’ll get time off during the week to enjoy everything our district has to offer. That could mean that in Winter you are on the slopes within an hour of raising your head from the pillow or in summer out on the lake after just a 10-minute drive. If you think you could be the sporting star we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you. Send us an application letter along with your CV, telling us about your passion for sport and what you could bring to the Guardian team. Please send your application, along with CV to Matt Markham by e-mail: or post to Box 77, Ashburton 7740. Applications close, February 12.


Mt Somers

Dairy Holdings Limited is a dynamic and

Diesel Mechanic/Handyman B R Jones Contracting is a medium sized locally owned Earthmoving Company and are currently looking for a Diesel Mechanic come Handyman to join our team. To be successful in this position you must have excellent time management skills, be able to work alone and in a team, be willing to go the extra mile for their job and enjoys variety in their work. This position will include but is not limited to: • Maintenance of all equipment and machinery, including scheduling services etc • Ensuring fleet is maintained to a reliable standard and road legal at all times. • Field service may be required. • Keeping workshop clean and tidy • General work around the yard Experience with various earthmoving machinery and vehicle classes 4/5 would be an advantage. The Successful applicant will have; • Heavy earthmoving machinery qualification or experience • Good time management • Ability to work without supervision • Excellent communication skills • Full car licence • HT licence class 5 preferred If this sounds like you please send your CV to:

The company: progressive corporate dairy farming company Dairy Holdings Limited is a dynamic and progressive that operates throughout the South Island. corporate dairy farmer that operates extensive operations throughout the South Island. An opportunity has arisen on one of our farms in An has arisenarea within our grazing theopportunity Canterbury for Mt Somers a Farm operations for a 2IC. Manager/Contract Milker. Features of the position: • OFarm area approx 430-hectares AKDALE •  Techno fencing system 240 hectares effective Milkingdairy 800 cows •  Carries young-stock, dairy cows and bulls winter.  through New 50 bail rotary  5 minutes Skills Required: from Leeston/45minutes to Christchurch • Genuine interest in livestock farming.  School bus at the gate • Farming experience would be preferred but training  will Well housed be provided.  Reliable water - 240ha irrigated by pivot, k• High animal husbandry/welfare standards. line and borderdyke irrigation • Responsible, punctual, self-motivated, trustworthy, energetic, and a team player. E• XPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO: Duties will include; break fencing, stock work, tractor work, feeding out, and general farm duties. Mick O’Connor The successful applicant will be required to under-take a Farm Supervisor, Canterbury pre-employment drug test. Please send CV’s to: Please email cover letter and CV to Corey Heaven 027 649 0045 rd Applications close 3 2018. April 2015 Applications close, February 12,

Guardian Situations Vacant

307 7900

Are you an Accounts Administrator that stands out?

Accounts Administrator

• Flexible role to suit part-time hours • Approx 20-30 hours per week • Fantastic opportunity to gain varied accounting experience. This varied role will stretch your organisation skills as you will be managing internal and external queries, alongside daily and monthly accounting tasks, so your ability to organise and prioritise your workload is essential! This role is key to ensure the routine departmental accounting functions are solid and, sits within a small team, so you’ll be asked to roll your sleeves up and take on a variety of tasks. Specific aspects of the role will include: • Payroll • Accounts Payable • Accounts Receivable • GST/FBT We are looking for a flexible and adaptable accounts-all-rounder that stands out from the crowd! Preferably you will have a relevant qualification or you are currently studying accounting. However, consideration will be given to candidates with relevant experience, who can demonstrate themselves to be quick learners, with the right attitude and a positive approach. Your accounting experience will include: • payroll experience • demonstrable accounts knowledge • minimum two years relevant work experience and familiarity with accounting packages • confident user of Microsoft Office including solid Excel skills • be self-managing with analytical and logical problem solving skills • must have excellent oral and written communication skills

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and relevant work references to: Applications close Friday, February 9, 2018

General Operator BR Jones Contracting are looking for a 14 tonne Wheel Digger Operator to join their earthworks team at Lismore. To be successful in the role, you will have to have the ability to work unsupervised, are experience in all aspects in operating our modern fleet of diggers but predominantly a 14 Tonne Wheel digger, and hold a valid wheels, tracks, and rollers endorsement. This role will suit someone who has had experience in the earthworks industry and someone who isn’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. The work varies from day to day but is mostly agricultural based work for our regular farmer based clients. Skills and experience: • Valid WTR endorsement • At least 2-3 years operating experience in earthworks industry or similar • Class 2 license minimum class 4 preferable • Clear communication skills is paramount • Punctual and reliable If this sounds like you send you CV to:



Personal Assistant/Administrator McIntosh Group have an exciting New Role Available! We are looking for a part time Personal Assistant/Administrator to join our group. Hours are flexible. (Previous experience desirable, but not essential). As a PA/Administrator you will work closely with senior members of staff to help manage their workload, organise their day and free up their time by providing administration support. In accordance with the Company’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. Please email cover letter and CV to: or alternatively please pick up an application form from our offices at: 38 JB Cullen Drive. Applications close Friday, February 9, 2018.

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR A new position has arisen at our Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton branch for a Warehouse Supervisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Daily operation of the Warehouse, of team of six team members and the flow of stock from delivery to the store. This position is full time with a Tuesday – Saturday roster. To fill this position we require a motivated person with the following skills: • Proven Leadership skills and experience in Team Management • Experience in Warehouse operations would be an advantage • Passion for customer service • Ability to use initiative • Current forklift F endorsement certificate would be an advantage • Physically fit, ability to lift In return we offer: • Job security • Remuneration to match skill set • Working for a locally owned and operated business with national brand • Excellent Staff buying privileges If this position meets your experience, skills and you would like to find out more, please send your C.V. and covering letter to:

Automotive Technician-Mechanic or post to Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740. Applications close Monday, February 12, 2018.

We Have recently moved into our new purpose built dealership building and seek an experienced technician/Mechanic to join our service team. The successful applicant must be focused on exceptional customer service, a high work standard, have a good common sense approach and ability to diagnose faults and be able to follow Work Shop manuals and bulletins, be familiar with modern vehicles electronics and it would be an advantage if they held a W.O.F Inspector Certificate. This position comes with leadership and advancement possibilities in Customer Care and Service Technical Support and Training depending on the ability and desire of applicants. If you would like to find out more or apply to become part of our team and work in a modern new Dealership please forward applications and CV to: Peter Gluyas Dealer Principal Applications close on Thursday, February 15, 5pm. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Gluyas Motor Group

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Fashion Sales Person We have an exciting position available in our Men’s and Women’s Clothing and Footwear Store. If you enjoy people, clothing and fashion, want to work for a well established family company, be part of a dedicated, talented team, then we want to hear from you. At Sparrows our clothing and customer service is what sets us apart and we are looking for a person who has the ability to understand customer needs and will ensure their in-store experience is a memorable one. Hours are flexible, however they will include rostered weekend hours. If this sounds like you then please email your CV to: Applications close on Sunday, February 18, 2018.



Health & Safety Administrator/Assistant

ASHBURTON COLLEGE ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

First XV Rugby (UC Championship Team) Coach Expressions of Interest Sought Ashburton College, in association with the Mid Canterbury Rugby Union, is seeking to further enhance the sport of Rugby in the College and invites expressions of interest in a key role in the Ashburton College Rugby Programme. The person appointed is required to maintain positive relationships and links with the College and ensure student management is consistent with College Policies and Procedures. The coach once appointed will have the ability to appoint their own assistant and manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading the preparation and coaching, on and off the field, of the 1st XV to a standard of excellence that is required of teams participating in this prestigious competition, while embracing the Values of the College and the MCRU. Key attributes sought in the appointee include: • Strong technical knowledge of the modern game, combined with sound coaching and analytical skills. • Experience in coaching sport at teenage representative level or higher. • Special interest in College sport, balancing the objectives of success in the short-term, with the development of individual athletes in a team environment. • An ability to work with and challenge a group of aspiring rugby players.

McIntosh Group are on the lookout for a Health & Safety Administrator/Assistant to join our group. Hours are flexible (Previous experience desirable, but not essential). This position will be approximately 30 hours per week. As an H&S Administrator you will work closely with Senior Staff to ensure the smooth day-to-day H&S implementation within our staff and our diverse range of subcontractors. This will be a varied and busy role within the McIntosh Group and you will need to be able to prioritise well and have strong communication skills. In accordance with the Company’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. Please email cover letter and CV to: or alternatively please pick up an application form from our offices at: 38 JB Cullen Drive. Applications close Friday, February 9, 2018.

Expressions of interest or enquiries about commitments can be made via email to: Ross Preece, Principal Email:

Please provide a brief rugby CV and referees.

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Presbyterian Support South Canterbury (PSSC) works for a fair, just and caring community through the provision of residential care and community based services for South Canterbury’s older people, and the delivery of support services for children, youth, families and whanau. Motivated by its Christian heritage and in partnership with others, PSSC works across generations for positive change, strong families and healthy communities. PSSC has 420 staff, 3 care facilities, 162 residential care rooms, 1110 Family Works clients and is the proud recipient of various major healthcare awards. Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive will build on the legacy of strategic, financial and operational success supported by dedicated employees and volunteers. Beyond the leadership, people management and growth focus required, the Chief Executive will ensure strong relationships with stakeholders and funding providers, whilst continuing to build a relevant and sustainable organisation. Key objectives are to implement the new strategic plan, oversee strategic projects including property development opportunities, manage the significant investment portfolio and continue to look for opportunities to build new partnerships and service lines. Candidates will possess a proven track record of success working at a senior leadership level in a complex multisite organisation, ideally within the health/community/social service/not-for- profit sectors. A strong financial background, business development experience, the ‘nose for an opportunity’ and experience in a property development environment will be advantageous. Excellent leadership and relationship management skills are required to build strong sector networks through interaction with government, the public sector, funding agencies, Iwi, NGOs and communities. A rare combination of vision, skills, experience and the ability to embody the PSSC’s values are prerequisites to effectively lead this unique organisation. Candidates can download a position description and apply online at To apply by email, please attach your cover letter and CV and send to quoting 102860AG. Applications close on 11 February 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email. For more information please phone Louise Green on 03 353 4367 (DDI) or Mike Stenhouse on 027 442 8348.


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On Farm Diesel Mechanic


Full time permanent position

Full or part time (flexible hours if required)

Lepoutre-Kroef Farm Ltd is an intensive arable farm in Dorie. We also operate an on-site onion and potato grading and packaging facility. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person who will be challenged by being responsible for the smooth running and maintenance of our fleet of modern machinery. Skills and experience we are looking for: • Preferably a qualified diesel mechanic • Someone who has confidence in their ability to diagnose and solve mechanical, hydraulic and electrical problems in machinery • Someone who has a background in working with agricultural machinery • Someone who can set up their own work schedule and work unsupervised What we will provide: • A competitive remuneration package • A supportive team to work for and with • A service vehicle • A fully self-contained workshop • Opportunities for further training • Wide variety of different work To apply please email your CV, cover letter and relevant work references to: or alternatively ring Geert Lepoutre on 027 3310344 for further information.

Our busy bar and catering team are looking for two additional members who will enjoy working as part of a motivated team who love to exceed client’s expectations. These positions are casual, but where possible we will accommodate your other existing commitments e.g. study, children, other jobs. In return for this flexibility, we ask you to commit to being available for as many shifts as possible, which helps immensely with the successful operation of the venue.

This position has become available after the retirement of a long term team member. It offers plenty of variety and flexibility and is about customer focus, not chargeable minutes on a time-sheet.

Experience in bar or catering work would be greatly appreciated, but if lacking in experience, interested people with a willingness to learn new skills, a friendly helpful manner and great customer skills should definitely also apply.

We will pay an excellent hourly rate and do offer an above average working environment.

Applications can be made by visiting us at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, filling out an application form, & dropping off a copy of your cv addressed to:

Give me a confidential call or email if you would like a work/lifestyle change:

The Manager Ashburton Trust Event Centre 211A Wills Street Ashburton 7740

Alister Lilley 0274 354 625

SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE (SESTA) DRIVERS Ritchies require people that can relate to younger, special needs passengers that need your care and attention. This position requires part time drivers to drive in the mornings and afternoons.

Today’s construction is tomorrow’s legacy

Work locally with local people. We are looking for applicants that have: • A clean driving record • The right to live and work in New Zealand • Great interpersonal and communication skills • Class 2 license and P endorsement

 Housing  Commercial  Farm  Renovations

Please APPLY NOW! Send your CV to:

Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote on 03 308 9936 or 027 432 3258


Bar and Catering Staff

Mark Or phone 03 308 5184 Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Smith & Church Appliances + Beds

Farm Worker We are looking for someone on a parttime casual basis in the Rakaia area, with experience in general Farm Work that could also carry out repairs and maintenance. Work unsupervised and have a full licence. This position would suite a semi retired person. Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Enquires to Jill 03 302 7393 or 027 622 9005.

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HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health Advice.


For all urgent medical calls phone 0800 700 155 at any time. IN EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PHONE 111. This service is for emergency medical care only. Please bring your Community Services Card. All non New Zealanders should bring their passport with them, New Zealanders should bring some form of ID. Three Rivers Health, Allens Road, will be the duty practice for Saturday until 8am Sunday. Consultation will be held from 10am until 12.30pm and from 2pm until 5pm. Please phone 0800 700 155 for an appointment. Moore Street Medical Centre, Moore Street, will be the duty practice for Sunday until 8am Monday. Consultation will be held by appointment only. To make a booking please phone 0800 700 155.

Ashburton Rest Homes


Emergency Dentist

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

HELPLINE SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous

Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or visit for more information.

Mental Health - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team.

Safe Care - 24 hr Rape and Sexual

Assault Crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791

Victims Support Group

24 hr - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) For weekend and emergency services please phone 302 Direct dials to a volunteer. 8105 for details on how to access the after hours service Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm outside of these hours leave a message. each weekend.

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We have a position available for either a full or part time Electrician (flexible hours) to undertake our white ware and heat pump installations.

Wises Pharmacy, Countdown Complex, East Street, will be open from 9am - 1pm Saturday, from 10am - 1pm Sunday. From 5pm - 7pm both days.

Alcohol Drug Help Line

Call us free on (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days.

Lifeline - Toll-Free: 0800 353 353.

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency


Bus Departures

Art Gallery

Reservations & timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

Ashburton Museum


327 West Street, Ashburton, phone 308 1133. Open Daily: 10am – 4pm - Wednesday: 10am – 7pm 327 West Street, Ashburton, phone 307 7890. Open Daily: 10am – 4pm

Dog, Stock & Noise Control

Ashburton Public Library

Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24h/sce.

EA Networks Centre - Pools

WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - 308 4432.

Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday: 10am - 1pm. Sunday: 1pm - 4pm. 20 River Terrace - Phone 03 308 4020 WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. Public Holidays 10am - 5pm.

Mail Closing Times

Mid Canterbury Spca

Mid Canterbury Animal Shelter - Contact President 021 1356 969.


VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Ph 03 307 5195, Cnr East Street and Seafield Road, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend 24-hour emergencies. CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, West Street Clinic, West Street, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend emergencies: Juan Gray. ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 0276 838 000, 149 Cameron Street, Ashburton: Duty vet: Ben Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Ph 03 308 2321, Information Centres Methven - Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am until 1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend 24-hour emergencies. 3pm. Phone 302-8955 or ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm POST DELIVERY CENTRES Allenton & Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Methven & Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm

Vet Ent and Vet Life now operate a joint after-hours small animal emergency service. To use this service please phone your vet as usual.


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A FUN WAY TO EXERCISE! Instructor Annette Fyfe

– Waitangi Day collection Resource Recovery Parks

Some plumbing fittings have potential for minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been in the fitting for several hours.

The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park will be open Tuesday 6 February, 2018. Please note: The Ashburton RRP will close on Thursday 8 February due to a temporary power shut-down.

Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends you run a mugful of water through your drinking water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissovled from plumbing fittings.

Rubbish and Recycling - Kerbside Collection

We recommend this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.

ALL residents who M T W T F S receive kerbside collection on or after Tuesday 6 February will have their bins and/or crate collected the day after their usual collection day. Monday collections will be picked up as usual. • • • •


◊ CHRISTCHURCH REBUILD TRIP HEALTH & BEAUTY February 18, departing SHELLY – health massage. 9.30am. Open 9am - 9pm. Chinese girl. Ashburton. Phone 022 ◊ KAIKOURA DAY TRIP 684 1692. March 31, departing 7.30am.


COW grazing available. Straw, silage available. Please phone Richard 027 455 7957.

Mid Canterbury’s 2018 Relay For Life Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February 2018 For more information please contact the Cancer Society Phone: 307 7691 Email:

Level 1, Westburn Courts, 201-203 West Street, Ashburton 7700 Phone 03 308 8228, email: Web:



DENTURES. Dr Peter Rumping, retired dentist, continues to provide full dentures. Repairs to existing dentures also available. Phone 027 220 9997.

NEW potatoes Nadine $2 per DAIRY position wanted. Have kg. Picking daily. 81 Elizabeth experience in the industry. Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 Can start as soon as 3195 or 027 531 9103. possible. Phone Noel 027 355 1355.

LAME cows - Do you have your own facilities but not the time? I am an experienced Hoof Trimmer offering great rates. Please email with your details and I will get back to you.

03 307 9028

Wheat and Barley Straw also available.


Phone Mark 021 360 052

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.

AMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS - All oils, greases, fuel additives, filters, antifreeze, car polish, V & L cleaner, tyre cleaner, rust bust, rain clear, engine cleaner and more. Call local LIVESTOCK, PETS distributor: Veehof phone 302 BUYER of unwanted 2911. animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. HAY for sale, Company We also sell pet food. Call Road, small bales $2, pick Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 348 9439. up. Phone 028 408 1510.

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

GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / party hire, call and see Ashburton U-Hire. 588 East Street. Open MonFri 7.00 - 6.00pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8.30am 3.00pm. – Ph: 308 8061

SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred Reddecliffe at Electric Mobility Ashburton today. Phone 308-3602


Cancer Society

three bedroom house. Heat pump. West side. Available now $350 per week. Phone 027 551 3924.

◊ OPERATUNITY CONCERT ”Luck of the Irish\” February 21 at 11am, Theatre Royal, Timaru. For bookings phone 308 7646


AMANDA, Asian lady, 34 DD, busty. Excellent service. Professional massage. In/out calls. Phone 022 121 8921. SHILO, 100% Kiwi, 15 min specials Saturday only. Treat yourself. Phone 027 523 5343.

For all subscriber enquiries, missed deliveries, new subscriptions, temporary stops – text, call or email:

Text 021 271 3399 Phone 0800 274 287 Email circulation@

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two four hour periods daily while at work, Monday to Friday.

No aggressive breeds can be considered. Contact Barry 308 0090 or 027 308 0090.




PAKEKE Lions Charitable Trust - Charity Market and Garage Sale, 9am Saturday, March 3, Ashburton Racecourse. Saleable household, garden, workshop, sporting etc items required. No electrical, audio, computers please. Phone George 308 8231.


RURAL TRADING POST LIVESTOCK, PETS Are you wanting Maize Silage to rehome a dog? Available Prefer medium/small For This size, 1 to 2 years old. Season Would have to be left for Varying quantities around Mid Canterbury

BIG garage sale. Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 8am to 3pm. Moving house. 255 Cameron Street.


Ashburton A&P Showgrounds


At the Memorial Hall, Grahams Rd, Tinwald

Beckley Coachlines Programme

This notice is issued by Ashburton District Council on behalf of Director - General of Health, Ministry of Health.


We are pleased to welcome Joseph Shaw who has joined Argyle Welsh Finnigan as a Partner. Originally from Auckland, Joseph and his family have moved to Ashburton after spending a number of years in Australia. Joseph graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce and also holds a Masters of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Joseph was a partner in the Brisbane office of a major Australian firm in the commercial litigation and corporate recovery group, advising the major Australian banks, mid-tier financiers, insolvency practitioners and the Queensland Government on all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring. Joseph will be undertaking property and commercial work at Argyle Welsh Finnigan as well as continuing to undertake litigation matters. Joseph and his family are very excited to settle into Mid Canterbury.

7pm start followed by Upper Beginner/Int Level until 9pm

A.H. 307 7138

Please ensure all rubbish and recycling is placed at the kerbside by 7.30am on collection day.


Enquiries ph Annette:

Tuesday collections will be picked up Wednesday Wednesday collections will be picked up Thursday Thursday collections will be picked up Friday Friday collections will be picked up Saturday

Neil McCann Group Manager Service Delivery


RETAIL or takeaway premises for lease 98 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton Contact 021 1253 633 or 022 014 3706

Church Services GUARDIAN

10.30am Worship Every Sunday 63 Princes Street All welcome Rev. David Bayne Ph 307 7355

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7pm M Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events PGR 3 2004 Family. When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered into the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf. 0 9pm M My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 PGR 2016 Comedy. 0

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6:30 Takaro Tribe 3 6:40 Team Umizoomi 3 7:10 Huhu 7:20 He Rourou 3 7:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 7:40 Huritua 3 7:50 Paia 3 8am Te Kaea 3 2 8:30 Morena 3 9am Celebrity Playlist 3 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 Noon Hahana 3 12:30 Street Dance Nationals 3 1pm Aratere 2pm Touch Rugby – E Tu Whanau National Championships 3 3pm Waka Ama Sprints 3 4pm Waiata 3 4:30 Te Po Mekemeke 3 5pm Te Taumata Kapa Haka 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Pukuhohe 3 6:30 Haka Nation 3 9pm Diana – The Day The World 7pm Kaikohe Demolition 3 Cried PGR 3 8pm What’s Up With The Documentary Tumoanas? PGR 3 commemorating the day 8:30 M House Of Games of Princess Diana’s funeral PGR 1987 Mystery. 20 years ago, through the A psychologist oversteps the memories of the people who bounds of her profession into played a part in it. Narrated a world of doublecross. by Kate Winslet. 0 Lindsay Crouse, William H 10pm Shaun Johnson – Across Macy. The Mekong 3 0 10:25 Aotearoa 3 10:50 Te Kaea 3 2 11:20 Closedown 11pm Skint AO 3 Locals throw punches for charity at Merthyr’s annual boxing competition; Rachel is competing, but has also been facing addiction, and is determined to get to university. Midnight Closedown 6am The Legend Of Korra 3 Avatar Korra must keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of the physical and spiritual worlds. 6:25 Ben 10 6:50 Codename – Kids Next Door 7:15 Grojband 3 7:40 The Powerpuff Girls 8:05 Batman – Brave And The Bold 8:30 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky And Dawn 3 8:55 The Thundermans 9:50 Robot Wars PGR 10:50 L Rugby – World Sevens Hamilton. 0 5:30 Prime News 6pm L Rugby – World Sevens Coverage of day one continues from Hamilton’s FMG Stadium, Waikato.

MOVIES GREATS 6:35 Nothing But Trailers M 6:55 There Will Be Blood MV 2007 Drama. Daniel DayLewis. 9:30 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows MV 2011 Action. Robert Downey jr, Jude Law. 11:35 The Ghost Writer MVL 2010 Thriller. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan. 1:40 Evan Almighty PGL 2007 Comedy. Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham. 3:15 Ocean’s 13 PGV 2007 Crime Thriller. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon. 5:15 Mirrors 16VL 2008 Thriller. Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart. 7:05 The Dictator 16LS 2012 Comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris. 8:30 Avatar MV 2009 Sci-fi Action. When a former Marine is thrown into hostilities on an alien planet as an Avatar, he finds himself between two worlds, and must fight for his survival and that of the indigenous people. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. 11:15 Wolf Creek 18VLS 2005 Horror. John Jarratt. SUNDAY 12:55 Ocean’s 13 PGV 2007 Crime Thriller. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon. 2:55 Mirrors 16VL 2008 Thriller. Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart. 4:45 Avatar MV 2009 Sci-fi Action. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver.


6am American Pickers 7am American Restoration 8am Buying The Bayou 8:30 Love Nature – Secret Life Of The Koala 9:30 James Martin’s French Adventure 10:30 Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb 11:30 American Pickers 12:30 Gardeners’ World 1pm Before And After 1:30 Craft It Yourself 2:30 Outback Wrangler 3pm Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 4pm Gem Hunt Ron LeBlanc goes inside the gem industry, travelling to remote trading regions in search of the world’s biggest and most profitable jewels. 5pm Sold! 5:30 The Best Place To Be 6:30 Flying To The Ends Of The Earth 7:30 American Pickers 8:30 M Brothers AO 2009 Drama. When a decorated marine goes missing overseas, his brother cares for his wife and children at home, with consequences that shake the foundations of the family. 10:35 New Zealand Hunter Adventures PGR 11:30 Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 12:30 Sold! 1am Outback Wrangler 1:30 Buying The Bayou 2am M Brothers AO 2009 Drama. Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman. 4am Flying To The Ends Of The Earth 5am American Pickers


6am Darts – Premier League (RPL) From 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. 8:30 Football – A-League (HLS) Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 9am Cricket – Big Bash (RPL) Semi-final Two – Strikers v Renegades. 12:30 Cricket – Women’s Big Bash (RPL) Semi-final Two – Sixers v Strikers. 3:30 Sky Sports News UK Catch up on all your favourite sports. 4pm ITM Hook Me Up! 5pm Football – A-League (RPL) Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 7pm Rugby – Anglo-Welsh Cup (RPL) Northampton v Harlequins. From Franklin’s Gardens. 8:55 The Cricket Show 9:18 L Cricket – T20 TriSeries Australia v Blackcaps – First T20. From the SCG, Sydney.

6am The Crowd Goes Wild The team presents the best of the day’s sports news. 6:50 L Rugby – Women’s Six Nations Wales v Scotland. 9am Fox Sports News The latest sports news and previews of sporting action still to come. 9:30 Motorsport – TR Series (HLS) Round Three. From Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. 10:50 L Rugby – World Sevens Day One. From the FMG Stadium Waikato, New Zealand. 9pm The World Rugby Show A show reflecting on the best of rugby union around the world. 9:30 ITM Hook Me Up! 10:30 Fox Sports News 11pm Rugby League – Super League (RPL) St Helens v Castleford Tigers. From Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens.

1am Cricket – Big Bash (HLS) Semi-final Two – Strikers v Renegades. 1:30 Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup (HLS) Third v Fourth – Afghanistan v Pakistan. 2:30 L Rugby – Six Nations Wales v Scotland. 5:15 L Rugby – Six Nations France v Ireland.

1am Rugby – World Sevens (HLS) Day One. From FMG Stadium, Hamilton. 2:30 L Cycling – Tour Of Valencia 4am Rugby League – Super League (RPL) St Helens v Castleford Tigers. From Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens.


0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed. CLASSIFICATIONS: 16/18 Approved for persons 16/18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1



DISCOVERY 6:35 MythBusters PG Myth Evolution. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Blowing Up History PG Mystery of Egypt’s Mega Temple. 9:10 Homestead Rescue PG The Bears and the Bees. 10am The Coroner – I Speak For The Dead M First Cut is the Deepest. 10:50 Blood Relatives M 11:40 What On Earth? PG 12:30 Shark Tank PG 1:20 Garage Rehab PG Offset Kustoms. 2:10 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG Big Red Caddy 1. 3pm Homestead Rescue PG The Bears and the Bees. 3:50 Insane Pools – Off The Deep End PG Hidden Party Zone. 4:45 Insane Pools – Off The Deep End PG For the Birds. 5:40 Insane Pools – Off The Deep End PG Lazy River Runs through It. 6:35 Gold Rush PG 7:30 Treehouse Masters PG 8:30 Treehouse Masters PG 9:25 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 10:15 Auction Hunters PG 10:40 In Inner Mongolia PG 11:05 China Rare Species PG 11:30 River Monsters PG SUNDAY 12:20 Bering Sea Gold PG 1:10 Moonshiners M 2am How Do They Do It? PG 2:25 Alaskan Bush People M 3:15 Treehouse Masters PG 4:05 Moonshiners M 4:55 How It’s Made PG 5:20 How It’s Made PG 5:45 MythBusters PG | Compiled by

Television Saturday, February 3, 2018

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6am The Fishing Show 0 6:45 The Art Of The Architect 3 0 7:35 Tagata Pasifika 8am Praise Be 8:30 Attitude 0 9am Whanau Living 10am Homemade 3 0 10:35 Waka Huia 11:05 Mucking In 0 11:30 Life Flight PGR 3 0 11:55 Coronation Street PGR 3 0 12:55 Natural Born Monsters 0 1:55 Dog Squad PGR 3 0 2:25 Water Patrol 0 2:55 Piha Rescue 0 3:25 New Zealand Story 0 3:55 N Chasing Monsters Cyril seeks the massive white sturgeon. 4:55 The Celebrity Chase 3 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0

7pm Country Calendar Starting Over. 0 7:30 Yellowstone As winter turns to spring, Yellowstone comes to life, but only the toughest will survive. 0 8:45 Liar AO Tom digs into Andrew’s past. 0 9:50 Ride Upon The Storm AO 0 11:05 In The Club AO After Rosie’s father’s accident, Kim feels increasingly responsible for her. 0 12:10 Love Child AO 3 0 1:05 Attitude 3 0 1:35 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:35 Infomercials


7:30pm on TVNZ 1

BRAVO 6am Catfish 3 6:40 Hoarders 3 7:25 Hoarders 3 8:10 Hoarders 3 8:50 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 3 9:40 How Do I Look? 3 10:25 Revenge Body With Khloe PGR 3 11:25 Million Dollar Decorators PGR 3 12:10 60 Days In 3 1pm Four Weddings USA 3 1:50 Four Weddings USA 3 2:45 Four Weddings USA 3 3:40 How Do I Look? 3 4:40 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 5:35 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 6:30 Child Genius USA 7:30 Dance Moms 8:30 World Of Dance PGR 9:30 M Along Came Polly AO 3 2004 Romantic Comedy. An over-cautious insurance salesman, on the rebound from his bride’s infidelity, falls for a reckless former schoolmate. 11:20 Sweet Home Oklahoma AO 11:45 Sweet Home Oklahoma AO 12:10 Infomercials 3

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6am Captain Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 6:25 Thomas And Friends 0 6:35 Peppa Pig 0 6:45 Masha And The Bear 3 0 6:55 Chuggington – Little Trainees 3 0 7am Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 3 0 7:10 Elena Of Avalor 0 7:35 Best Friends Whenever 0 8am Jessie 3 0 10am Austin And Ally 3 0 10:25 Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 0 Noon M Get Over It PGR 2001 Comedy Romance. 0 1:45 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 2:15 Black-Ish PGR 3 0 3:15 M Fly Away Home 1996 Family. 0 5:15 M Shrek 2 PGR 2004 Animated. Shrek and Princess Fiona are invited to her parents’ palace to celebrate their marriage. 0 7pm M Raiders Of The Lost Ark PGR 1981 Action Adventure. An archeologist and university professor must retrieve the Ark of the Covenant before it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler. 0 9:10 M Meet Dave PGR 2008 Comedy. A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. 0

6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston 7am Charles Stanley 8am Living Church Of God 8:30 Turning Point 9am R&R 9:25 Both Worlds (Starting Today) 3 0 9:50 The X Factor Australia PGR 3 0 11am The X Factor Australia PGR 3 0 Noon Entertainment Tonight Weekend PGR 1pm Motorsport – Pro7 1:30 Motorsport – Toyota 86 Championship 2:30 Motorsport – US Formula Drift 3pm Motorsport – Toyota Racing Series 4pm Motorsport – World Rally Championship From Monaco’s Casino Square. 5pm The Lion Queens Documentary that follows The Lion Queens, women who patrol the jungle to save Asiatic lions. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm F House Rules PGR Two teams compete in a last challenge where the winner will receive a fully renovated home and a cash prize of $200,000. 0 9pm M Date Night AO 3 2010 Comedy. 0 10:55 Chicago Med AO 3 0

6am Religious Programming 10:50 L Rugby – World Sevens Day two of the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens from Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato. 0 5:30 Prime News News, sport and weather, with updates through the night. 6pm L Rugby – World Sevens Continued. Day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens from Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato.

10am Tradition On A Plate 3 10:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 3 11am Native Affairs Summer Series 3 11:30 Survive Aoteaora PGR 3 12:30 Code PGR 3 1pm Matau PGR 3 1:30 Get Your Fish On 3 2pm School Of Hard Knocks PGR 2:30 Toa – Toa O Aotearoa PGR 3 3pm Kapa Haka Whanau 3 3:30 KTK – The Next Level 4pm Hoiho 3 Annabelle Lee-Harris explores the Maori horse culture of Aotearoa. 4:30 Street Dance Nationals 3 Highlights of the 2016 New Zealand Street Dance National Competition. 5pm Hakanation 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Waru Pumanawa 3

6am Andy And Ben Eat The World 6:30 Through The Bible With Les Feldick 7am Christ Embassy 7:30 Buying Alaska 8am Baby Animals In The Wild 9am Outback Wrangler 9:30 Sold! 10am Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 11am Flying To The Ends Of The Earth Noon Andy And Ben Eat The World 12:30 The Best Place To Be 1:30 Gem Hunt 2:30 American Pickers 3:30 Empire Of The Tsars 4:30 Paul Hollywood City Bakes British baker Paul Hollywood sets out to sample the recipes that have helped shape the culture and heritage of some of the world’s cities. 5:30 Tiny House Nation 6:30 American Pickers

9pm Midsomer Murders AO 3 When the owner of an equestrian centre is trampled by his own horse, Barnaby unravels a complex feud from the past. 0

7pm Land Of The Long White Cloud PGR 3 8:10 Haka Life PGR 3 8:40 M Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind AO 2004 Drama. When a dissatisfied couple’s memories of each other are erased, they rediscover their earlier passion. Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet. 10:40 Taha Tauiwi 3

7:30 Astronauts – Toughest Job In The Universe PGR 8:30 M Escobar – Paradise Lost AO 2014 Crime Drama. On a trip to Colombia, a Canadian surfer falls in love with a Colombian girl, and it seems perfect, until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar. Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac. 10:30 Polar Bear Town

11pm M Viral AO Sci-fi Horror. 0 12:35 F Marvel’s Agents Of Shield AO 3 0 2:05 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 2:55 Infomercials 3:30 Ellen 3 0 3:55 Regular Show 3 0 4:10 Beyond The Search 3 4:40 Swedish Dicks AO 5:05 Galavant PGR 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:50 Entertainment Tonight Weekend PGR Entertainment stories of the past week. 12:40 Infomercials

11pm 60 Minutes PGR Celebrating 50 years of 60 Minutes. Midnight Game Of Thrones AO 3 The Faith Militant grows increasingly aggressive, and Jaime and Bronn travel south as Ellaria and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance. 1:05 Closedown

11:10 Te Kaea 3 Maori Television’s daily news programme. 2 11:40 Closedown

11:30 Buying Alaska Midnight Baby Animals In The Wild 1am Paul Hollywood City Bakes 2am M Escobar – Paradise Lost AO 2014 Crime Drama. Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac. 4:10 Astronauts – Toughest Job In The Universe PGR 5:10 Tiny House Nation


8:45pm on TVNZ 1

THE BOX 6am WWE – Sasha Banks In New Zealand PG 6:15 Arrow MVS 7:05 Arrow MVS 7:55 Arrow MVS 8:45 Arrow MVS 9:35 Arrow MVS 10:25 Arrow MVS 11:20 Arrow MVS 12:10 Arrow MVS 1pm DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 1:55 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 2:50 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 3:45 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 4:40 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 5:35 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 6:30 The Flash – Invasion! PGV 7:30 Arrow – Invasion! MVS 8:30 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow – Invasion! M 9:30 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 10:30 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 11:30 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M MONDAY 12:25 The Flash – Invasion! PGV 1:20 Arrow – Invasion! MVS 2:15 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow – Invasion! M 3:10 WWE – Sasha Banks In New Zealand PG 3:25 SmackDown MV 5:05 Main Event MV



6:35 Lethal Soccer Mom 8:05 Americons 16VLSC 2015 Drama. Beau Martin Williams, Matt Funke. 9:30 I.T. MVLS 2016 Thriller. Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville. 11:05 Table 19 MLSC 2017 Comedy. Anna Kendrick, Stephen Merchant. 12:30 Hacksaw Ridge 16VC 2016 Drama. Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. 2:45 Worlds Apart 16VLSC 2016 Drama. JK Simmons, Christoforos Papakaliatis. 4:40 X-Men – Apocalypse MVLC 2016 Action Adventure. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. 7pm Better Living Through Chemistry 16LSC 2014 Comedy Drama. Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan. 8:30 The Fate Of The Furious MVL 2017 Action. When Dom is seduced into going rogue by an international terrorist, the crew reunites to face the challenge. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson. 10:50 Random Tropical Paradise 16VLSC 2017 Comedy. Bryan Greenberg, Brooks Wheelan.

7:25 The Dictator 16LS 2012 Comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris. 8:50 Wolf Creek 18VLS 2005 Horror. John Jarratt. 10:30 Ocean’s 13 PGV 2007 Crime Thriller. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon. 12:30 Avatar MV 2009 Sci-fi Action. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. 3:10 The Girl Next Door 16LS 2004 Comedy. Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant. 5pm Signs M 2002 Scifi Thriller. Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin. 6:45 2 Fast 2 Furious MV 2003 Action. Paul Walker, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes. 8:30 Tropic Thunder 16VLS 2008 Comedy. A group of selfabsorbed actors, who set out to make the most expensive war film, are thrown into a real-life situation in the southeast Asian jungle. Ben Stiller, Jack Black. 10:20 Paranormal Activity 16L 2007 Horror Thriller. Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs. 11:45 Bedazzled PGS 2000 Comedy. Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley. MONDAY 1:20 The Girl Next Door 16LS 2004 Comedy. Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant. 3:10 Signs M 2002 Sci-fi Thriller. 4:55 Tropic Thunder 16VLS 2008 Comedy.


12:30 Redistributors MVL 2016 Thriller. James Allen, Natan Barreto, Tim Bentinck. 1:55 Worlds Apart 16VLSC 2016 Drama. 3:50 The Fate Of The Furious MVL 2017 Action.

SKY SPORT 1 8:15 UEFA Champions League Magazine 8:50 L Rugby – Women’s Six Nations France v Ireland. 11am Football – A-League (RPL) Adelaide United v Perth Glory. 1pm Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup (HLS) Final – Australia v India. 2pm The Cricket Show 2:20 L Cricket – Women’s Big Bash Grand Final – Teams TBC. 5:30 Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (HLS) Australia v Blackcaps. From the SCG, Sydney. 6pm Cricket – Big Bash (HLS) Semi-final Two – Strikers v Renegades. 6:30 L Cricket – Big Bash Grand Final – Teams TBC. 10pm Fox Sports News 10:30 Cricket – T20 TriSeries (HLS) Australia v Blackcaps. From the SCG. 11pm Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup (HLS) Final – Australia v India. From Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.


Midnight The Cricket Show 12:30 Cricket – T20 TriSeries (HLS) Australia v Blackcaps. 1am World Rugby Show 1:30 Fox Sports News 2am Cricket – Big Bash (HLS) Final – Teams TBC. 2:30 Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (RPL) Australia v Blackcaps.

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed. CLASSIFICATIONS: 16/18 Approved for persons 16/18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1



6:35 MythBusters PG Trail Blazers. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Gold Rush PG Colorado Strikes Back. 9:10 Shark Tank PG 10am Bering Sea Gold PG Special – Gold Fever. 10:50 Moonshiners M 11:40 Homestead Rescue PG The Bears and the Bees. 12:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 1:20 Blowing Up History PG Mystery of Egypt’s Mega Temple. 2:10 What On Earth? PG Bloody Secret of the Lost City. 3pm What On Earth? PG Lost Empire of the Amazon. 3:50 What On Earth? PG Siberian Hell Pit. 4:45 What On Earth? PG Hunt for El Dorado. 5:40 What On Earth? PG Mystery of the Mummy Desert. 6:35 What On Earth? PG Forbidden Cities of the Maya. 7:30 Blowing Up History PG Lost Temples of the Jungle. 8:30 Mighty Ships PG 9:25 Railroad Australia PG 10:15 Aussie Gold Hunters PG 11:05 In Inner Mongolia PG Mobile Warriors. 11:55 Gold Rush PG MONDAY 12:45 Moonshiners M 1:35 How Do They Do It? MONDAY PG 2am How Do They Do 1am Rugby – World Sevens It? PG 2:25 Alaskan Bush (HLS) Day Two. People M 3:15 Moonshiners 2:30 Motorsport – Bathurst M 4:05 Treehouse Masters 12 Hour (RPL) Top 10 Shootout. PG 4:55 How It’s Made 3:30 L Rugby – Six PG 5:20 How It’s Made PG 5:45 MythBusters PG Nations Italy v England.

6am Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (HLS) Australia v Blackcaps. From the SCG. 6:30 Cricket – Big Bash (HLS) Semi-final Two – Strikers v Renegades. 7am Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup (HLS) Final – Australia v India. From Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. 8am Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (HLS) Australia v Blackcaps. From the SCG. 8:50 Fox Sports News 9:20 Rugby – World Sevens (HLS) Day One. 10:50 L Rugby – World Sevens Day Two. 9pm The World Rugby Show 9:30 Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (HLS) Australia v Blackcaps. From the SCG. 10pm The Cricket Show 10:30 Golf – PGA Tour (HLS) Phoenix Open. From TPC Scottsdale, Arizona. 11pm Golf – European Tour (HLS) Maybank Championship Malaysia – Round Four. From Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 11:30 Rugby – World Sevens (HLS) Day One. From FMG Stadium, Hamilton.

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NZ Situation

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Mainly fine, isolated afternoon showers near the foothills. Northeasterlies developing.

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FZL: Rising to 2800m in the morning

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Showers clearing and strong southwesterlies dying out.



Rain, heavier about the divide. Snow possibly lowering to 1500m. NW rising to gale, possibly severe gale in exposed places.

Fine apart from some evening cloud. Light winds.

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Sth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


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NZ Today

Rain developing about the divide in the morning with heavy falls possible. Mainly fine further E, but isolated afternoon showers. Wind at 1000m: NW 30 km/h developing in the morning, rising in the afternoon to 45 km/h but 55 km/h S of Lake Coleridge. Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h developing in the morning, rising in the afternoon to 55 km/h but gale 65 km/h in the S.

High cloud and gusty northwesterlies, possibly rising to gale in exposed places. Showers and southerlies spreading north into south Canterbury later.

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Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, becoming fine in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: SE 30 km/h, dying out in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: SW 40 km/h, dying out in the evening.


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Cloudy with isolated showers, clearing and becoming fine by afternoon. Southerlies dying out.

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

A trough of low pressure crosses the North Island during the day, followed by a ridge. The low and ridge over central New Zealand, both weaken tomorrow. A front approaches the lower South Island later tomorrow and moves northward across the South Island on Monday, preceded by gale northwesterlies.

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MONDAY: High cloud, blustery NW. Late showers and strong SW.


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TOMORROW: Mainly fine, some morning cloud. NE developing.



Ashburton, Geraldine, Temuka & Surrounding Districts since 1905





TODAY: A few showers, clearing in the morning and becoming fine. SW.




Ashburton Forecast

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McNABB, Elmer Charles – Eileen, Ian and Kay, Hannah, and Ben wish to sincerely thank everyone who supported them in the sad loss of Elmer. Thank you for MID CANTERBURY FUNERAL SERVICES the flowers, messages of sympathy, cards, and visits. Galbraith’s provide choice! They were very much We have a team of highly respected, professional funeral directors and Galbraith’s appreciated. A very special celebrants. We offer you complete funeral care including pre-arrangement, and your choice of venue, funeral celebrants and catering. provide choice! thank you to the staff at DEATHS We believe that every life is unique and every person’s funeral needs to Coldstream House and reflect their individuality - ask us how we can be of assistance to you and MAW, John Robert Call us on Ashburton Hospital for their your family. (late of Southbridge) – Call us on 308 3980 care of Elmer. Please accept 308 visit 3980 our new premises atthis as a personal thank you On February 1, 2018or call in and peacefully at Coldstream or 246 callHavelock in andStreet visit from us all. House, Ashburton. Aged 84 our new premises at years. Dearly loved husband Eion McKinnon Rob Cope-Williams FUNERAL of Shirley and loved father 246 Havelock and father-in-law of Darren FURNISHERS Street and Sue. Loved brother and MASTER brother-in-law of Eileen and Les Allen, Kath and HaroldOfficial Opening 18 Feb - 9am til 4pmMONUMENTAL MASON Luke, Hazel and Jack E.B. CARTER LTD Corbett, (all deceased) and For all your memorial the late Bert, and Betty. A requirements loved uncle of all his nieces New headstones and designs and nephew. Messages to Renovations, Maw family, PO Box 472, Canterbury owned, Additional inscriptions, Ashburton 7740. Donations to locally operated Cleaning and Concrete work Ashburton St John would be Carried out by qualified appreciated and may be left Patersons tradesmen. at the service. A service to Funeral Services 620 East Street Ashburton celebrate John’s life will be Ph/Fax 308 5369 held at our Chapel, cnr East and Ashburton or 0274 357 974 and Cox Streets, Ashburton on MONDAY, February 5, Crematorium Ltd NZMMMA Member commencing at 2.00pm. Office and Chapel Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Corner East & Cox Guardian Classifieds Streets, Ashburton Crematorium. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433


Saturday, February 3, 2018



Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 15.6 16.0 Max to 4pm 15.4 Minimum 8.8 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 30.8 16hr to 4pm February to date 41.8 Avg Feb to date 4 2018 to date 156.0 62 Avg year to date Wind km/h S 15 At 4pm Strongest gust SW 46 Time of gust 5:35am

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Puzzles and horoscopes Cryptic crossword

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Simon Shuker’s CodeCracker

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WordWheel Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anti-clockwise.

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There is at least one fiveletter word.

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Previous solution: WASHOUTS 3/2



Previous Cryptic solution

Across 1. Slaughtered 8. Gestured 9. Fort 10. Clash 13. Eric 16. Used 17. Drop 18. Tilt 20. Slept 24. Rave 25. Derision 26. Fleet Street Down 2. Last 3. Usual 4. Heels 5. Rifle 6. Agriculture 4 15. 2 Fell 7. Stockpiling 11. Amiss 12. Horse 14.3Rare 4 19. Theme 21. Leeks 22. Prior823. Wine

TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 5 Excellent – 9 Amazing – 11

Previous Quick solution







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ACROSS 1. Present (4) 8. Unwillingness (10) 9. Unapproachable subject (2-2,4) 10. Signal (4) 12. Decoration (6) 14. Of recent (6) 15. Safety cushion (6) 17. Selected (6) 18. Coin (4) 19. Sturdy, dependable type (8) 21. Omissions (10) 22. Quick look (4)

DOWN 2. Prevent from moving (10) 3. Group of three (4) 4. Grammatical term for two or more (6) 5. Scribble (6) 6. High-pitched voice (8) 7. Blood vessel (4) 11. Basic principle of action (6,4) 13. Hard-luck tale (3,5) 16. Idle talk (6) 17. Ballroom dance (3,3) 18. Become blocked (4) 20. Small tuft or lock (4)



Previous solution: act, acts, arc, arcs, art, arts, ats, car, cars, cart, carts, cast, cat, cats, rat, rats, sac, sat, scar, scat, star, tar, tars, tsar.


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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Just because it doesn’t make sense doesn’t mean it’s not truth. And what is truth, anyway? A law? A balance? Something in accordance with reality... but whose? The point here is to keep an open mind. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Procrastination is tempting, but maybe it would be less so if you knew unequivocally that you could mend the situation within a few hours. Well, you really can! GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): The good news is that any resistance you are experiencing on the way to your goal is self-created. The bad news is the same. Have a chat with yourself about giving up the fight. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): The classy way is to show up with enthusiasm. Cynicism might seem to signal intelligence, but what it really signals is a choice of focus, nothing more, nothing less. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Oddly, it will be easier to win at big things than at little ones. Both are significant, though. You might find yourself changing your mind about what’s big and little, too – a sign of maturity. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Sign up to compete. Competition will be fun – not because you’ll win but because you’ll do your personal best, which is the kind of win everyone loves to cheer for. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Wacky suggestions and oddball requests abound. Take a breath, and continue to be your usual supportive self. After you’ve let everyone contribute to the work at hand in his or her own way, you’ll get yours. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Many people could fill the same role, but you’re different. You’ll get the chance to show them just how different you are. Actually, you don’t have to do much, just show up and they’ll see it right away. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Being near another person has its own kind of electrical charge. You’ll be sensitive to the vibrations of people and places. Your notes on this will help you in future endeavours. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): You don’t have to see a person in action to get a sense of his or her skills and abilities. You’re pretty great at summing people up. Just leave room in your mind to be surprised. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): You’ll be tempted to ink a deal that binds you in ways that are hard to foresee right now. That’s why background checks were invented. Such measures will save you from future stress. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): You enjoy people for who they are and not for what they can do for you. But it’s interesting what they can do for you. It will get your imagination churning, to be sure!

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