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A West Coast man swam the English Channel yesterday, the latest highlight of a swimming career that began in the Whataroa River when he was a child. Dan Kennedy, 51, swam solo across the channel in 15 hours and 49 minutes, leaving Dover early in the morning and arriving in France at night. Niece Jen Kennedy said his family in Whataroa had been up all night following his progress on a live tracking website.





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1D star signs football contract One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s career is heading in a new direction. The boy band star signed up to play a game for English football club Doncaster, a team that plays in the second-tier League Championship. The announcement labeled “breaking news” by Britain’s 24-hour sports news channel will see Tomlinson given the No.28 shirt in his club’s squad. But One Directioners shouldn’t worry, Tomlinson reassured fans he’s not leaving the band.

Ramsay’s soft side Gordon Ramsay’s, dare we say it, softer side comes out when the formidable chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show. Kids between eight and 13 who love to work in the kitchen will face off on MasterChef Junior, starting on US television next month. The new show is based on a popular British series. “I don’t think I swore once,” Ramsay said yesterday. “Twice,” corrected Gavin, a 10-year-old contestant from San Francisco, adding that Ramsay’s cursing was directed at servers during a restaurant challenge, not the kids.

Party poopers Luna Rossa have been stung more than $110,000 for failing to turn up to the Louis Vuitton Cup opening party last month. The international jury have ordered the Italian team to pay $US35,000 to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation – a charity set up to honour the British sailor killed in a training accident in May – and $US35,000 to the Treasure Island Sailing Centre. Luna Rossa have also been ordered to pay the jury’s costs in hearing the protest, which total US$20,000.

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A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on a Metro platform in downtown Washington is getting $100 in subway or bus fare. Shavonnte Taylor received a note of congratulations yesterday from Metro general manager Richard Sarles. Included in the note was a $100 fare card. Taylor gave birth on the platform of the busy L’Enfant Plaza station. Metro officials say she went into labour aboard a train and an off-duty emergency medical technician helped her off the train and delivered the baby. Taylor and her son, Amir, were taken to a hospital in apparent good health.

WHAT’S ON ■ Methven Craft Fair, Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, 10am4pm, Sat and Sun. Come along and help raise funds for Methven Playcentre. Have a look around some great stalls, take part in the raffle and enjoy a BBQ lunch too. ■ Out of town: Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market, Gerald Street, Selwyn.

Check out the varied array of stalls where you’ll find fruit and vegetables, German baking, flowers and plants, jewellery, clothing and much more. Admission is free, everyone welcome. 10am to 1pm. ■ On the couch: Investec Super Rugby Final, Sky Sport 1, 7.35pm. The season’s climax finally arrives as the

Chiefs face the Brumbies at the Waikato Stadium. The Chiefs have won three of the last five games in which they’ve faced their Australian opponents, but can they make it four out of six? ■ On the horizon: Inspired to Stitch, Ashburton Art Gallery, from August 31. An exhibition of work from members of the Ashburton

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Tiddlywinks Preschool Student teacher Chantelle Jenkins helps three-year-old Lucas Jemmett across a fallen log as the preschool encourages children to get back to nature. PHOTO KIRSTY CLAY 010813-KC-016

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Children are being encouraged to have fun the old fashioned way at Tiddlywinks Preschool in Ashburton this year, as they get back to nature and learn to explore their boundaries. Each week the children make an expedition to “the forest” on the Ashburton river track, where they hunt under logs for “blue dragons”, climb trees and lay sticks along the path for games of “showjumper ponies”. The trips are just one of many

changes being made at the preschool this year, where staff are making a stand against a culture of overprotecting kids. Tiddlywinks Ashburton director Amanda Moore said the teachers were inspired to make the change after a conference last year, where the importance of allowing children to explore nature and take risks were discussed. “We’re not tree-hugging hippies. This is really just about allowing the children to experience the same things we experi-

enced. When they’re allowed to climb trees and build huts we see their confidence growing, and that’s something we’re passionate about.” Changes made at the preschool this year include replacing toys in the sandpit with sticks and shells, ripping up the plastic ground-covering to allow the children to play in mud and puddles, and letting them play outside in the rain. She said that there were risks involved, and a lot of thought had to be given to how to handle

them, asking with every change if they outweighed the benefits. But both parents and children seem to be loving the changes. Making their way across fallen logs, running races and hunting for blue dragons, there wasn’t a hint of boredom at the river track this week. Four-year-old Jack Tate was crestfallen to see that the hut the boys built on their last visit to the river path had been knocked over, but after roping in a team of five young builders repairs were soon under way.



Between hammering branches in with his “building stick”, Jack explained his big dreams for the hut, which included three doors that “we built by ourselves”. Teacher Lorraine Stewart said that she had seen a big change in the children since they began playing in the forest each week. “By getting out in nature they’re learning their limits and working together. They’ve calmed down a bit, too, but it probably helps that by the time we get them back they’re exhausted!”


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quake damage, we By Michelle Nelson the pressure and need to keep up keep the rebuild Two years on from moving along,” he said. the country’s worst natural disaster “Businesses are looking Ashburton tion for direcis showing signs from the council. of recovery. While we got off “We hope the pared to Christchu lightly, com- up and facilitatecouncil will step rch, the events of September 4, 2010 not making it too the rebuild by 22, 2011, altered and February comply with rules complicated to the district’s and regulations future. – the last thing we need at this Longstanding businesse point is s, such Angus a lot of red tape.”Mayor as Smallbones McKay said vehicle servicing department on Cass doing all it could the council was to expedite the disappeared, leaving Street, have rebuild where possible. He said only a vacant lot behind, and Commun the town plan was available, but ity House as the is also tagged to council does not be demolished. own a lot But redevelopment of the land in the CBD, it was is underway on several other sites. On more a matter of cooperation than Burnett Street, compliance. a earmarked to housenew building Mr McKay said the Michael Hill been council had Jewellers, is rising proactive, left in the demolitio from the rubble door policy for and had an open n of the historic business owners Friedlanders Building. and developers. Further along Burnett “The planning departme Street, been busy nt passers-by contempl working with CBD has ate the fate owners landof a row of shops, to get something to suit empty for almost which have sat both their requireme two years, hownts and ours, ever strengthening to make things as easy as posand the footpath work has begun sible.” under the verandas is now open He said the district to pedestrians. Many businesses ted from the arrival had benefitdisplaced from of a number the CBD by earthquak of newcomers as a result of the e damage, have reopened in other areas, earthquakes, houses from quakeand by all accounts damaged Christchu good trade, Ashburto are doing have been relocated rch suburbs n Business where to Ashburton, Association retail regulation Bob McDonald said. spokesperson of progress in s allow, and signs the CBD were evi“There are plenty dent. of developments going on, “There has been a we flurry of activsee more demolitio are starting to ity with new buildings n of damaged underway,” buildings,” Mr McDonald Mr McKay said. said. “At this point most “There has been a of small the retailamount ers are doing okay, of property reorganis but the future ation taking is still uncertain. place, where the A ings in the CBD lot of the build- property - small council has sold will have to be pieces of Glasgow brought up to code, lease land, where and it dissects that will freecome at a cost.” hold properties, when we have However, Mr McDonald been approach said buyer to get ed. This enables the business owners bank finance were looking for direction, in the erty repair or developm for propform ent. plan for the redevelopof an overall “The council has ment of the in been CBD. planning – the door proactive is always “There are empty open. We will continue to provide a around town, vacated shops all service to facilitate the rebuild and due to earth- grow the population,” he said.

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line around the By Coen Lammers Mid Canterbury landscape. A classic bit of Kiwi “They’ve got no idea can-do atti- got what you’ve tude convinced to offer and the The Amazing Race producers of them some things,when you show to film in Mid Canterbury last November change and adapt their needs will rapidly and you . The episode then have to come up with other Rakaia Gorge and featuring the ideas.” Mt Hutt Station screened in the United At that stage Mr Birt still did not States yesterday afternoon to an audience of know which show he was actually over 10 million viewers. pitching for “but that became clear Experience Mid Canterbu as the day ry gen- hush-hus went on. It was all a bit eral manager Nigel h”. revealed that the Birt yesterday Mr Birt said all flexibility and the locals were One of the participan generosity of the ts, covered in feathers, local farmers and falling over themselves to help the Race. emerges from a plastic tourism operators Americans, which photo CBS tunnel in one of tests convinced them American producerspersuaded the to choose the Ashburto during The Amazing feet. It was his initiative to base one that made recent episode around Methven. “The support from n District. all this happen.” internet blogs the contest- the productio True to the title of nity was huge,’’ said the commuants flew into Christchu The Guardian understan Mr Birt, who n staff involved ds that the previous rch from Mr Birt said that the programme, wanted to thank and the numerous several regions within Canterbu stop in Tahiti, before the art department buying been “amazing” to the locals had people in Mid Canterbu ry racing quad everywere invited to pitch thing they needed, accommodate all bikes and ry for the prothe Methven the last minute wishes involved in the bidding who were gramme to be Mr Keoghan himself rally cars. economy filmed in their backof two highposted about according received a massive boost profile The show’s presenterprocess. yard before Mid Canterbu Hollywood producers ‘the shemozzle’ at to locals Mt Kiwi Hutt Station, talked as the Guardian ry got the a rural-styl Phil they were driving and flying around Keoghan, who grew up in Lincoln, nod. with in November e combat course the Mid Canterbu had been the key in which the contestan Mr Birt said the Mr Birt, who hopes . ry countryside. instigator behind opportunities up ts had to team that many Tourism New the Canterbury episode that American with a local shepherd after grow- and the Rakaia Gorge had to offer secured the show Zealand had ing up in the and his ties will s and other nationalidog while completin the possibility to Lincoln as put part Mid area of g Canterbu do its becoming the course their and activities internati onal several and transport ry on Canterbury Tourism’s marketin g wish-list, as the in close ing some programme to target the decisive factor proximity were Like in every major eggs. repeats screen aroundshow and its overseas travel- ambassador. for CBS to opt operation, the world. lers. “I am very proud things did not all “We have just and, of course, for Mid Canterbury. go as planned showed Mid Mr Birt had to act very when the plane “They had a very quickly as he ple excited about letting peotight timeframe from Tahiti was Canterbury’s landscapes and activonly received 24 to work to. understand what delayed and the ities to tens of hours makes put a proposal together warning to Canterbury such arrive until Sundayteams did not “We could nevermillions,” he said. “We needed to keep a fantastic destifor an uni- nation,” buy that amount night, instead it compact dentified reality TV and that’s where Mr Keoghan said. of exposure”. show and when the gorge really of Sunday morning. the producers from Mr Birt was full The Guardian understan A spokesperson of praise for Mr suited. It had all the right ingrediCBS arrived Keoghan’s for a few weeks later, TVNZ ds the said ents, like the famers contestants slept initiative. in 12 tents at the Mid Canterbury episode is likeand tourism to “think on his he said he had “Phil was keen to ly to air on our feet a bit” as the do something operators, complete with access the Rakaia Gorge before competing screens in over a Americans tried to the next day year. TV2 is currently plan their story for Canterbury after the earth- tracks and incredible scenery showing seaquake and help to Christchurch and racing back to son 18, while it get back on its boot.’’ on Monday afternoon CBS is already into for their next leg The Guardian understan season 22. into Asia. ds from With over 140 rooms booked for Big spin-offs expected, P4



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with a circulation under 10,000 and the winner will be named at an awards dinner in Sydney on August 29. The advertising department at the Guardian also shared in the glory as graphic designer Simon Fox was named as finalist in the advertising awards. Mr Fox’s design for the Farmers for Farm Safety advertisement was selected as one of the best in Australasia in the

category Ideas The Client Did Not Use, But You Wish They Had. Editor Coen Lammers said he was proud that the paper and his team had been recognised for the second year in a row. “I think my team is doing an outstanding job covering the issues in our district, and we hope most readers agree, but it is always nice to be recognised by the senior newspaper execu-


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Do something interesting on Facebook, council told BY SUSAN SANDYS


Do something interesting on Facebook to engage with ratepayers, the Ashburton District Council has been told. And that seems to be a message the council should take heed of, with just 12 likes on its Facebook page. In reporting to the council on Thursday about a recent local government conference, chief executive Brian Lester said an “entertaining presentation” was delivered by guests including Invercargill mayor Tim Shad-

bolt, Waitakere former mayor Sir Bob Harvey and Porirua councillor Anna Coffey. “The presenters exuded their successes and championed their respective areas with a good dose of humour. From the stories told, I do not believe Ashburton misses out on too much. The key message was that we do not blow our trumpets enough, or take time to reflect on achievements,” Mr Lester said. The Porirua council was unqiue in that 40 per cent of its population was under 25, the mayor just 31, and had a “particularly

high use of social media”. Using social media required councils to present something “interesting”, such as the mayor dancing in the street, not talking about wheelie bins or pot holes in the road. “You have to engage with these people in a more vibrant way,” Mr Lester said. Councillor Donna Favel took Mr Lester up on his example of wheelie bins not being interesting. The Bring Wheelie Bins to Ashburton Facebook page had 80 subscribers as of Saturday, and 760 as of Wednesday.

“So in Ashburton wheelie bins do seem to be an interesting topic,” Mrs Favel said. A quick glance at the council’s Facebook page shows it was established last month prior to the conference. It has no comments and 12 likes. Facebook has come into its own this local body nomination period, with three candidates announcing their intentions to stand and having set up their own pages to introduce themselves to the public and answer questions, before they have even had their nomination submitted.

SOCIAL MEDIA Chief executive Brian Lester denied the council was behind the times when it came to use of social media. The council’s level of use was similar to other local bodies around New Zealand, he said. “I think it’s one of those things which is evolving, we are certainly monitoring it, but we are also conscious of the fact that it’s resource intensive. You have to be able to respond quickly, and someone monitoring all the time.”


Fake ski passes seized in police raid Fake NZSki passes worth $40,000 have been seized by Queenstown police in a sting that led to a Malaysian holidaymaker being charged with seven forgery-related offences. About 1100 one-day passes and up to 200 10-ride multiday passes were seized in the operation. Senior Constable Wayne Park said NZSki became aware on Tuesday someone was attempting to sell NZSki passes via the

Lakes Weekly Bulletin, despite passes being non-transferable, non-refundable and legitimate only when sold by NZSki. NZSki transport manager Etienne Raubenheimer said he arranged to meet the seller in O’Connell’s Shopping Centre in Queenstown by calling the mobile telephone number in the advertisement. The Englishman who met Mr Raubenheimer said he was selling the passes on behalf

of a Malaysian man named “James”. Mr Raubenheimer, with plain clothes police officers, arranged to meet James in the same centre. A quantity of passes were allegedly found in the possession of James, but the majority were allegedly found in his accommodation, Mr Park said. The amount of money James allegedly sought in payment for all the passes is believed to be $23,000. - APNZ

Mystery skull has punters baffled Beachcomber Sheree Aspin picked a skull from a pile of driftwood at the Rakaia River Mouth in June. And ever since she’s been trying to establish what creature it came from. So far, she’s taken the skull to a marine biologist, three veterinarians, a biology teacher, the museum – and the local pub! Explanations as to the origin of the object have ranged from scientific to the ridiculous – the latter largely offered by pa-

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Schools warned about spread of hepatitis BY SUSAN SANDYS


Health authorities have alerted Mid Canterbury schools to be vigilant as the number of Hepatitis A cases continues to climb. The number of confirmed cases has jumped to 19, from 17 earlier this week. The two most recent cases were notified on July 31, and are in children who either live in, or who are closely connected to, households with existing hepatitis A cases. The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) sent a letter to schools this week, informing of 18 cases of the disease. The age range of cases is 14 months to 53 years. The CDHB is asking school staff to make sure children wash their hands regularly, and advise any experiencing symptoms to see their doctor and stay away from school.


Pupils pump helmet action The kids in Room 1 at Springburn Mt Somers Primary School are winners in this year’s Safekids Creative Quest. The class of 10 five-year-olds designed a poster focused on bike safety which took the people’s choice award in the illustrated story category, and $1000 for their school in the National Competition. Their poster, made using photos, speech bubbles and a poem, promoted the wearing of helmets when riding a bike. Principal Brent Gray said the award would be officially presented by Ashburton District Council road safety coordinator Rachael Boyd, at a school assembly in the near future.

The Ministry of Education has followed up on the letter, by phoning schools in the district. Mid Canterbury School Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said school communities should not be alarmed, but “vigilant”. “And reinforce messages about handwashing.” Mr Simons, who was one of about 300 people receiving a free vaccination after one of his children attended a preschool affected by the disease, said health and education authorities were doing all they could to keep on top of the situation. “They have been right onto it, I was quite impressed that the Ministry of Education followed up with a phone call, they were aware of the gravity of the situation,” Mr Simons said. There had been no cases of the disease in his school community that he was aware of.

He believed 19 cases in Ashburton represented a high per capita rate. “Nineteen in a million maybe not, but 19 in 20,000 might be, 19 in little old Mid Canterbury,” he said. Medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey agreed it was high, but not “climbing daily”. “If you look at how long it has been going on for, it’s grumbling on, it’s not an explosion of cases,” Dr Humphrey said. “It certainly is beyond what you would normally expect in Ashburton. Normally you would get a few cases a year at most.” It had been spread mainly by young children not washing their hands after going to the toilet. “It does require a real community effort (with regard to hand washing), I’m sure Ashburton is capable of it.”

OUTBREAKS ■ 2012 - one outbreak involving 30 cases in Auckland. ■ 2008 – 91 cases notified, partially attributed to two outbreaks, one at a childcare centre in the MidCentral DHB involving 20 people, and another centred on a school involving nine people. ■ 2006 – 122 cases notified, two outbreaks in Canterbury and Auckland and five smaller outbreaks in Auckland, Wanganui and Wellington PHU areas accounted for 13 cases. ■ 2002 – 108 cases notified including four outbreaks and a total of 34 cases.

In brief Air pollution Ashburton has experienced its third high air pollution day this year. The health guideline was exceeded on Thursday, with a 24 hour average concentration of 69 micrograms of suspended particulate per cubic metre of air. Health guidelines have now been exceeded on the following dates in Ashburton: January 9, 66, wind-blown dust; July 31, 79, mainly combustion; August 1, 69, mainly combustion.

Man bites lip A man bit off part of a woman’s lip and spat it on to the floor during an argument, a court has been told. Corey David Dowie, 29, a labourer, yesterday appeared in Dunedin District Court and admitted an indictably-laid charge of intentionally injuring the woman. He was remanded in custody for sentence on August 29 by Judge Phil Moran.

PM’s artwork to sell A hand-drawn artwork donated by the Prime Minister is among works being auctioned off to raise money for a Tauranga charity. Mr Key’s artwork is an outline of his hand titled The Hand of Government. The personallysigned drawling will be auctioned along with one by Cabinet Minister Simon Bridges of the Beehive with a head poking out saying “Simon says”. The good deed will raise money for St Peters House, a registered charity which provides a range of services to equip families and individuals with important life tools. But it may provoke memories of the infamous 2002 “paintergate” scandal in which former Primer Minister Helen Clark signed a painting that someone else had painted.

Shell detonated An artillery shell from the 1860s was detonated in a Wellington park yesterday after it was discovered buried beneath a suburban home two days ago. Wellington police Senior Sergeant Hamish Milne said the shell was found by builders who were strengthening the foundations of a house in Berhampore. The Defence Force bomb disposal unit was then called in to take care of it.

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Milk price hike boosts economy

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A forecast hike of 50 cents per kilogram of milksolids means the country’s highest producing dairy herd could pump an extra $60 million into the Mid Canterbury economy, Grow Mid Canterbury CEO Rob Brawley says. Earlier this week dairy giant Fonterra lifted its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2013-14 season from $7 to $7.50kg/MS, and that is good news – not only for dairy farmers but the district as a whole. Per head, Mid Canterbury’s 288,000 cows produce more milksolids than anywhere else in New Zealand. With an average herd size of 860 cows milking 406kg/MS the extra 50 cents this equates to an additional $174,500 in income. Mr Brawley said the $7.50 payout would be tempting for farmers looking to convert land into dairying; however those eyeing up the prospect will also be looking at long term fore-

casts. “It’s the outlook for the next few seasons that will attract conversions, but the challenge will be in finding land and water,” he said. “The main driver of the growth in the economy output for the last few years – if not decade, has been dairy farming – and that has been a major factor that underpins the strong


The Transport Agency is seeking the views of the AND UPDATE The NZROAD Transport Agency wishes to advise the Ashburton Community on the proposed changes following motorway will be closed: to the Walnut Avenueon-ramp intersections with State Highway 1 Motorway and East Street and new entrance to Southern (SH1) St aMarks Rd the Ashburtonfrom Domain. southbound 7am Saturday 30 June until The Transport Agency 7pmNZ Sunday 8 July 2008 wishes to advise the following motorway on-ramp will be closed: An open day is to be held: This closure will allow for the ramp to be Tuesday, August Southern Motorway St Marks Rdto be widened6to two lanes(SH1) and ramp signals 12:00 – 2.30pm and7am 5.00signals – 7.30 will pm30 southbound from Saturday June installed. However the not be until 7pm Sunday July this 2008 Domain Pavillion activated until8 later year. Motorists are advised to follow the signposted detours. This closure will allow for the ramp to be Members of project team willsignals be present widened to the two lanes and ramp to beto In the event of bad weather or any unforeseen discuss theHowever project to seek feedback the installed. the signals will befrom for circumstances, thisand closure may benot extended community. activated later this year. one to twountil extra days. The NZMotorists Transportare Agency advised to follow thethe signposted detours. The project includes installation of traffic regrets any inconvenience caused. lights to replace the existing roundabout at the In the event of bad weather or any unforeseen Walnut Avenue/SH1 upgrading circumstances, this intersection, closure may be extendedthe for Walnut Street (toAgency traffic one to Avenue/East two extra days. Theintersection NZ Transport lights in the term), andcaused. options for a new regrets any long inconvenience entrance to the Domain.

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economic performance of Mid Canterbury, which is at the top of New Zealand.” But looming nitrogen and environmental restrictions in the Canterbury Land and Water Plan could also influence investment in dairying. “If we don’t get it right when setting nutrient limits then we could stall our economy,” Mr Brawley said.

“Obviously our district has to be environmentally sustainable but it has to be economically sustainable as well.” Mid Canterbury corporate dairy farmer and Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Willy Leferink has advised farmers to bank the gains, and run a prudent operation, in the face of national farm debt to the tune of $51.7 billion.


Pilots injured in landing

Two pilots suffered serious injuries when their light plane crashed as it approached a landing strip in a valley south of Queenstown yesterday. Sergeant Pete Graham of Te Anau police said the Cessna appeared to have hit a bank approaching the air strip in Von Valley and flipped, landing upside down. The Milford Sound Flights aircraft was on a training flight when it went down in the valley between Te Anau and Queenstown about 9.15am. Te Anau police were advised of a beacon activation about 10am through the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ). 12:45:57 PM Rescue helicopters from Queenstown and

Te Anau arrived about 10.20am after a tourist company plane initially located the two injured men. The pair were treated at the scene for serious injuries before being airlifted to hospital. A 64-year-old man from Queenstown was in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital, police said. The other, a 40-year-old man, also from Queenstown, was taken initially to Frankton hospital but transferred to Invercargill with serious injuries. The Civil Aviation Authority will investigate the crash. Milford Sound Flights is a joint venture between Skyline Enterprises and Real Journeys.

Major work is underway to reduce wait times for tests such as colonoscopies as part of the Government’s $16 million faster diagnostics project, the Health Minister says. Tony Ryall said waiting times had been a major issue but progress had been made. “Around 40,000 colonoscopies were performed by District Health Boards in the last financial year, a 20 per cent increase compared to 200809”, he said. A national referral criteria had been developed which would help doctors decide who required a colonoscopy and how quickly they required it, he said. This would link in with a newly established system that monitored how long patients were waiting for the procedure, he said. “We are starting to see positive results. In May around half of patients requiring urgent colonoscopies met the new waiting time indicator of 14 days. While more work is needed, we are seeing an improvement in how many people are receiving their colonoscopies within the newly set timeframes.” This was a vast improvement, he said. “A 2006 nationwide survey found only 42 per cent of patients with potential bowel cancer had a colonoscopy within three months...and in 2007, more than 800 patients with bowel cancer symptoms waited over six months for a test.”

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Saturday, August 3, 2013


Emails, phone records revealed

Japanese students welcomed Mt Hutt College principal John Schreurs greets Sayuda Yoshiki, 15, when a delegation of students and teachers from Yumegaoka Junior High School arrived in Methven yesterday. They were welcomed with a taste of Maori culture at a powhiri. It was the second stage of a cultural exchange between the two schools. Eight students and three staff members from Mt Hutt College were in Japan last week to experience Japanese culture, and now it’s their turn to show the visitors around. Photo Kirsty Clay 020813-KC-004


Bouncer to appeal dishonesty conviction Former Queenstown bouncer Jonathan Dixon says he will appeal against his conviction and sentence over the “Tindallgate” CCTV incident in Queenstown during the Rugby World Cup almost two years ago. In April, Dixon was found guilty by an Invercargill District Court jury of dishonestly accessing a computer at the bar where he worked and obtaining the CCTV footage of English rugby player Mike Tin-

dall - husband of the Queens’s granddaughter Zara Phillips - apparently cavorting with a former girlfriend. He tried to sell the footage to an English newspaper and when that failed, posted it on social media. This week, he was sentenced in the Invercargill court to four months’ community detention and 300 hours of community service. The community detention is to be served at a Dunedin ad-


dress where Dixon, 42, now unemployed, will be electronically monitored and subject to a strict curfew. Speaking to media outside court, Dixon said the case was “not over yet”. “Do you hear the fat lady singing?” When asked if that meant he was appealing, he replied: “Hell yeah.” He said he had an appeal against his conviction and sentence drawn up but needed to

talk to his solicitor, John Westgate, of Dunedin, before he lodged it. He said there had been a miscarriage of justice, although when asked what the miscarriage was, he said he could not say. He said it would come out he had not dishonestly accessed the CCTV footage, and repeated his evidence at the trial that he put the footage online to “tell Mr Tindall off ”. - APNZ

Emails between Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance and United Future leader Peter Dunne were sent to the Henry Inquiry, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has revealed. The latest twist in the saga comes after it was revealed this week that Vance’s phone records were sent to the inquiry, and an earlier disclosure that her swipe-card records recording her movements around the parliamentary precinct were also provided. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) released all the emails between the Henry Inquiry, Parliamentary Service and Ministerial Services related to the inquiry into the leaking of a report into the GCSB spy agency. DPMC head Andrew Kibblewhite, who was on the inquiry, said the emails released showed that the emails between Mr Dunne and Vance were sent to the inquiry on May 21, but were never opened. “Parliamentary Service recalled the email with the file within an hour of it being sent and the DPMC staff member assisting the inquiry then deleted the email without opening the attachment.” He said the attachment was in a format that could be not be opened on DPMC’s computers, and he could confirm it had been deleted from the server. The Prime Minister’s chief of staff Wayne Eagleson said he had emailed Parliamentary Service to authorise the release of material such as phone records and email logs of all the ministers, including Mr Dunne. - APNZ

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Mums unite for attempt at record

In brief Sheep stolen to order A Northland farmer is perturbed 86 sheep have been rustled from a remote paddock and is considering installing security surveillance. Whangarei-based Geoff Crawford leases Te Paki Station, just South of Cape Reinga, and runs thousands of sheep there. Over the past few weeks 86 ewes have been stolen. Mr Crawford said it appeared the theft was fairly organised and a neighbouring farmer had also had 24 sheep stolen during the same period. “The property is at the end of the road and you have to go out of your way to get to the paddock.”

By GaBrielle Stuart

Ashburton Plunket and the Ashburton Parent’s Centre worked together this year to gather mums and children for a Big Latch On breastfeeding world record breaking attempt. A record 19 local mums took part on the day, but only 12 of them could be counted towards the final score, as several of the babies were too caught up in the excitement to play their part during the crucial minute. Gena Orpwood from Ashburton Parent’s Centre said that it was great to see everyone in one place, with mums of all ages and backgrounds taking part this year. For the local mums favourite places to breastfeed included rocking chairs, on the floor and snuggled up in bed, and while none of them rated feeding in public particularly highly they were all willing to do their bit towards the goal of setting a new record. The current world record for simultaneous breastfeeding was set in 2010 with 9,826 mothers across 16 different countries. Numbers will be counted over the weekend, and should be known by Monday.

Claims total $33m More than $33 million of insured damage was caused by the storm that hit the country at the end of June, the Insurance Council of New Zealand said yesterday. Chief executive Tim Grafton said the industry settled more than 9500 claims valued at more than $21 million for home and contents damage and $9 million for commercial claims. “More than $1 million of motor vehicle claims were also settled from the storm that lashed the country from 20 to 22 June.”

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Right: Arlene Middleton and 16 month old Eliza took part in the Big Latch On breastfeeding world record attempt yesterday at the Ashburton Plunket Rooms. Photo Kirsty Clay 020813-KC-022


Old sailor keen to try out race yacht A former Dunedin man aims to become the oldest and fastest man to sail around the world. Former University of Otago physiotherapist and Otago Boys’ High School pupil Stanley Paris, 76, hopes to solo-circumnavigate the planet from Bermuda, back to Bermuda, in less than 150 days in his new purposebuilt yacht Kiwi Spirit. If successful, he will also be the first to achieve the record

using only wind, water and electricity - the voyage will be totally green. Dr Paris, who now lives in Florida and is in Dunedin this weekend to celebrate the Otago Boys’ High School 150th reunion, said the voyage is only possible at his age because of his purpose-built yacht. The 19.2m-long, 25.6m-high vessel, with a retractable bowsprit, lithium ion phosphate

batteries, wind, solar and water regeneration, was specially designed by New Zealander Bruce Farr and constructed by LymanMorse Boatbuilding Company in Maine, the United States. “It’s so well balanced - you can steer it with one finger. “She sails like a dream.” Dr Paris will begin the journey in November and will attempt to beat the record set in 1986 by the late Dodge Morgan,

at age 54, on his cruise yacht American Promise. “I’m itching to get going. I’ve been testing the boat and training for the voyage for the last 10 months; it’s been tiring at times. “The boat is using advanced technology. If anything breaks down on the voyage, I’ll have to fix it as best I can. It will be great to start the record attempt - it will be more relaxing once I get going.” - APNZ

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has given assurance delays in future meat exports to China can be avoided. Mr Guy said the Ministry for Primary Industries was not underresourced or under-staffed, but simply made an error in not alerting Chinese officials to changes in export certificates. The Labour Party is calling on the Government to boost resources at the industry after a review that found systematic failings left millions of dollars worth of New Zealand beef and lamb sitting on Chinese docks for weeks.

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Snow party Mt Hutt Ski Area celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, bringing back memories for those who established the skifield. Susan Sandys reports.

What’s happening ■ Events will be held throughout Saturday and Sunday, with a Fire and Ice Show at 6.30pm Saturday, featuring fireworks which will be seen from the plains. ■ From 4.30pm on Saturday there

will be groomer, snowmobile, husky dog and haggland rides. ■ At 11am on Sunday Rocky the superstar boulder will be unveiled at Canterbury View, blessed and there will be a book signing.


ome names associated with the beginning of Mt Hutt Ski Area have been confirmed to legend – among them Willi Huber, for living in a hut on the mountain in 1972 to determine its suitability as a skifield, and Doug Hood, renowned for building the access road where many said a road could not be built. But a name less well known, yet intrinsically associated with the skifield’s birth, is that of Dougal Harcourt. He was a skier and adventurer who farmed at Pudding Hill Station in the late 1960s, and when he looked up to Mt Hutt each day, he saw its potential as a ski area. He had helped establish the Amuri skifield behind Hanmer, and could see Mt Hutt was a “beautiful mountain”, facing to the south, ideally placed to receive snow from both southerly and northerly storms, and capturing the sun most of the day. Today he lives in Christchurch and recalls he took his idea for a skifield at Mt Hutt to his neighbour, farmer Bill Hart. That discussion over the back fence did not go so well however, and Mr Harcourt recalls Mr Hart saying to him “Don’t talk bull... to me Harcourt”. Some weeks later however Mr Hart visited Mr Harcourt and his wife for a cup of tea, and they began discussing it again. “I said ‘Bill, if you want to save Methven, start a skifield’.” Methven at the time had 15 to 20 houses which were vacant year-round, with few

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employment opportunities in the town. Mr Hart came back to see Mr Harcourt again, this time bringing another neighbour Ray Barlass, who had the Seventh Day Adventist lodge on his land at Pudding Hill. “I said ‘Well guys, this is a time to get into tourism’. At that stage farmers were in deep trouble, costs were going up. ‘If you start a skifield, you have half a million people within 120 kilometres of you’. Tourism was the second largest industry worldwide.” He could see such a skifield could attract skiers from the northern hemisphere with little competition from other Southern Hemisphere areas. Mr Hart and Mr Barlass took him seriously, and next thing Mr Harcourt found himself talking to the Methven Lions Club about skiing generally and his belief that Mt Hutt could be a great skifield. He recalls there were about 50 people at the meeting, by which time enthusiasm had conquered the initial scepticism. A fundraising project for $30,000 followed, led by a group of Lions chaired by Lex Eddington. Fellow member and Methven lawyer Bill Talbot was persuasive in getting people around town to contribute, and soon the Mt Hutt Ski and Alpine Tourist Company was formed. It lead investigation of a ski area and establishment of an access road. Ashburton contractor Mr Hood established the road after the council’s county engineer said it couldn’t be done, Methven builders constructed Huber’s Hut on site,

a rope tow was installed and the mountain opened to the public in 1973. Methven resident Graeme Mangin remembers learning to ski that year, taught by Mr Huber and the first ski school director and fellow Methven resident Kathleen Guy. “Willi’s motto was – if you don’t fall over you aren’t trying,” Mr Mangin said. He remembers the rope tow was hard work. “It went up to the Huber’s Hut and did a left hand turn so you had to get off it and then get on it again. It was driven by an old Fordson Major tractor. So it was pretty basic.” It was a poor snow year, but on the last day of July a snowstorm came through and did not clear for days. It left four feet of snow in Methven and 20 feet on Mt Hutt, requiring days of digging out. In that first year, tourists flocked to the town, mainly from Australia. “You couldn’t get into the Blue Pub, you had to walk in sideways, it was full of Australians.” Today Mr Mangin still owns a pair of ski boots which Mr Huber wore at Mt Hutt and then gave to him. Mr Mangin wore them for skiing on the mountain and today wonders how he ever got into them, being heavier and having less give than modern ski boots today. Mr Mangin joined the Mt Hutt Ski and Alpine Tourist Company board in the mid 1970s, and said it was exciting times. “In those days we all thought Methven was going

to be the next Queenstown.” The first FIS race was on the mountain in the late 1970s, but it kept snowing making course preparation difficult. “You would get the place all ready for a race and the next day it would snow again.” Shareholders soon learned that there was not a huge amount of money in operating ski areas, and of the 1200 a majority voted in favour of a takeover from Leisureland in Auckland in the 1980s. The decision to take the ski area out of local hands had required much soul searching. Mr Mangin said two 7.30pm shareholders’ meetings at the Rakaia town hall ran until 1am and midnight respectively. “It was like giving away your baby,” Mr Mangin said. American ski racer Jim Collins, who was part of the Leisureland takeover bid and held several positions at the skifield from 1986 to 1992

including general manager, today lives in Auckland. His association with Mt Hutt began in its early years as he led ski teams coming to the area. “It (the establishment of Mt Hutt) brought a lot of interesting changes to the town, the skiers drank at the Blue Pub and the locals were in the Brown Pub. Of course naturally everyone went back and forth (between the pubs) and became great friends. It was absolutely fantastic times.” He said a major highlight was installing 100 acres of high pressure snowmaking in 1990. “We were the first in New Zealand to do that and it changed the industry forever,” Mr Collins said. The ski area opened the World Cup on the mountain in 1990 “and took that show to the world”. Among those looking forward to this weekend’s

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celebrations, is Mr Huber himself. The 90-year-old Geraldine resident still skis on Mt Hutt regularly and said yesterday that he liked to catch up with old and new friends on the mountain and take in the views. “I spend a few hours up there more or less, and ski too,” he said. Mr Harcourt said as Mt Hutt celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend, Methven people needed to take a bow. While he may well be the one who had the initial seed of an idea - which became a dream and then reality - he does not want any kudos for that. “It was a Methven thing, that’s why I never really said much about it, it’s about the Methven people, they are a pretty gutsy lot, they said ‘Right we have got to do this, and they bloody well did it’,” he said.

Former Pudding Hill farmer Dougal Harcourt initially conceived of the idea of a skifield on Mt Hutt.



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Ashburton Licensing Trust And Group

SUMMARY ANNUAL REPORT For the year ended March 31, 2013

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clearwater Gardenside, Hotel Ashburton, on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 5.00pm. STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME For the year ended 31 March 2013

Group 2013 $

Group 2012 $

Parent 2013 $

Parent 2012 $

18,805,256 (8,791,223) 10,014,033

18,288,894 (8,658,537) 9,630,357

18,805,256 (8,791,223) 10,014,033

18,288,894 (8,658,537) 9,630,357

Other Revenue 902,082 1,222,820 126,281 Less Expenses (10,109,824) (10,119,996) (10,480,193) Less Finance Cost - Interest (445,135) (422,838) (445,135) Less Finance Cost – Impairment of Advances --604,662

699,061 (10,421,862) (422,838) 350,904

Revenue Cost of Sales Gross Profit

Operating Surplus before Tax and Donations




(164,378) 242,652

Income Tax (Expense)/Credit




Operating Surplus before Donations













Less Donations Total Comprehensive Income

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS For the year ended 31 March 2013

Group 2013 $ Net Flow from Operating Activities Net Flow from Investing Activities

Group 2013 $

Group 2012 $

Parent 2013 $

Parent 2012 $

1,896,763 20,156,845 22,053,608

1,868,520 20,035,043 21,903,563

2,284,489 15,890,996 18,175,485

2,257,356 16,469,649 18,727,005

5,584,283 2,072,371 7,656,654

3,765,425 4,333,328 8,098,753

5,404,589 2,072,371 7,476,960

3,745,788 4,333,328 8,079,116

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Total Equity





Current Assets Non Current Assets Total Assets Current Liabilities Non Current Liabilities Total Liabilities

Parent 2012 $








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Retained Donations Earnings Reserve $ $

Total Equity $

STATEMENTS OF MOVEMENTS IN EQUITY For the year ended 31 March 2013

Balance at 1 April 2011

As at 31 March 2013

Parent 2013 $


STATEMENT OF MOVEMENTS IN EQUITY - Parent For the year ended 31 March 2013


Group 2012 $

Total Comprehensive Income Transfers Donations made this year Balance at 31 March 2012 Total Comprehensive Income Transfers Donations made this year Balance at 31 March 2013

STATEMENT OF MOVEMENTS IN EQUITY - Group For the year ended 31 March 2013 Balance at 1 April 2011 Total Comprehensive Income Transfers Donations made this year Balance at 31 March 2012 Total Comprehensive Income Transfers Donations made this year Balance at 31 March 2013




67,014 11,260 -


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50,636 2,025 -


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Retained Donations Earnings Reserve $ $


Total Equity $




541,735 11,260 -


541,735 11,260 (11,260)




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NOTES TO THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the Year ended 31st March 2013 These are the summary consolidated financial statements of the Ashburton Licensing Trust for the year ended 31 March 2013. The specific disclosures included in these summary financial statements have been extracted from the full annual financial statements dated 31 March 2013 and adopted by The Board on 13 June 2013. The full financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the New Zealand Equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards (NZ IFRS). This summary financial report cannot be expected to provide as complete an understanding as provided by the full financial report of the income statement, balance sheet and cash flows of the Trust. An unqualified audit opinion has been received on the full financial report for the year ended 31 March 2013. This summary financial report has been examined by our auditor for consistency with the full financial statements. These summary financial statements were approved for issue by the Board members on 13 June 2013. These are the summary consolidated financial statements of Ashburton Licensing Trust and the Braided Rivers Trust Group. The summary consolidated financial statements comply with FRS-43: Summary Financial Statements and are presented in New Zealand currency, rounded to the nearest whole dollar. The full consolidated financial statements, upon which these summary financial statements are based, have been prepared to comply with the New Zealand equivalents to the International Financial Reporting Standards (NZ IFRS) and NZ GAAP as deemed appropriate for profit orientated entities. A full set of the annual accounts, including President’s Report can be obtained from the Ashburton Trust Head Office, Level 1, Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton or at the Public Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton.

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Ashburton Licensing Trust And Group

SUMMARY ANNUAL REPORT For the year ended March 31, 2013

President’s Report Financial Result For the 12 months to 31st March 2013, the Board and Management of the Ashburton Trust set goals of growing revenues where possible, whilst achieving cost savings and efficiencies, to offset significant increases in fixed costs, maintaining profitability, and continuing with a controlled reinvestment programme. On behalf of the Board, I am therefore pleased to report that good progress was made during the year on achieving these goals, and the Ashburton Trust is now well positioned to continue to grow and develop profitably, whilst delivering ongoing benefits to our community. There were some challenges in a number of our businesses during the year – Winter 2012 was a particularly difficult time for accommodation providers throughout the country, especially in Canterbury, however these were offset by strong performance from a number of our other businesses, particularly bars, restaurants and taverns. Total

trading Revenue for the year was $18.8m, an increase of 3% over the previous year. Group comprehensive income was $592,000 compared to $541,000 in the previous year, an increase of 9%.

Improvements in turnover, and profitability were somewhat offset by unavoidable cost increases, particularly insurance costs, which have increased threefold over the last three years. Going forward, I expect to see further improvements in profitability, driven through a combination of sales growth, improved operating efficiencies, and reductions in fixed costs where possible.

Strategic Plan The board and management of Ashburton Trust continued to focus on key strategic goals throughout the 201213 financial year. Our ongoing vision has been to serve and benefit our community through the ownership and operation of successful businesses. Primary objectives for the year were to improve long term profitability, to build value in equity, through a balanced programme of debt management and re-investment into existing assets, and to maintain community support. There were a number of plans put in place to drive delivery of these objectives, many of which were based on improving the efficiency of all of our business operations. This is a journey that will take some time to complete, but I feel that we made good progress

throughout the 2012-13 financial year, and this has continued into the current financial year. We faced challenges in certain market segments, combined with some unavoidable cost increases, we addressed these through good control of costs, and grew revenue and margins in other segments of our businesses, ultimately delivering another profitable year. Our focus on improving the structure, systems, and processes in our businesses has left us well placed to continue to grow and improve, and the outlook for the coming year is positive as a result of this.

Looking Forward The current Ashburton Trust Board is nearing the end of its term. With elections in early October, I believe that the business has achieved a fantastic turnaround over the last three years, and is well placed for a new board to continue to drive sustainable improvements. There are a number of projects that will be completed during the current financial year, continuing to fulfil our objective of re-investing in existing assets. Further refurbishment work at the Hotel Ashburton, commencing in August 2013, will upgrade the conference and

functions facilities to a high standard. An outside seating area for over 50 diners, at Braided Rivers in Burnett Street will be completed by the end of September 2013. Refurbishment and upgrade of the Speights Ale House in Burnett Street will also commence soon.

Community Support The Board of the Ashburton Trust is very proud to continue to support a number of community organisations over the last year through sponsorships and donations. These included sports clubs, the arts, community events and service groups, the Hospital refurbishment project and the EA Networks Stadium.

Thank you I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the board, to thank our community, customers, suppliers and especially our management and staff for all their contributions towards the success of the Ashburton Trust over the last year. I have personally enjoyed my involvement, and look forward to working to further grow and develop this important community asset. Our AGM will be held at the Hotel Ashburton, at 5pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Alister Lilley, President Ashburton Licensing Trust Organisations supported by the Ashburton Trust in the 2012/13 financial year, through sponsorships and donations, totalled over $95,000 and included: Ashburton Blind Foundation - Ashburton Trotting Club - Ashburton Racing Club - Basketball Mid Canterbury - Sport Mid Canterbury - EA Networks Stadium - Ashburton Fanciers Society - Ashburton Bird Club Ashburton Business Association (Santa Parade) - Ashburton Business Association (Annual Awards) - Mid Canterbury Rugby - Mid Canterbury Newcomers Association (Multi Cultural Bite Festival) - Ashburton A& P Association (Annual Show) - Ashburton Society of Arts (Donation for Annual Exhibition) - Mid Canterbury

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Drinkers steer clear of clubs, bars due to cost By reBecca Quilliam

Packets of K2, a synthetic cannabis product, held up outside a store in Auckland.

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Interest grows in legal high law By Nick Perry A novel New Zealand law that could legalise some designer drugs is being scrutinised with interest by other countries struggling to keep up with the proliferation of “party pills” and similar products. The law, enacted two weeks ago, represents a U-turn from the traditional approach of banning synthetic drugs. Instead, New Zealand will attempt to regulate them, allowing their sale if they go through rigorous safety testing similar to that for pharmaceuticals. Giving users a high wouldn’t be a reason to ban them, a government health official said, though they would need to come with warnings, such as not driving while under their influence. The policy is getting some attention globally. A group of British parliamentarians this year recommended adopting a similar policy. Australian officials have contacted their New Zealand counterparts to learn more. And the New York-based nonprofit Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates legalising marijuana, said this week that it wants to get a similar bill introduced in Congress. But while the new law is giving fuel to some politicians and lobbying groups, most countries are likely to adopt a wait-andsee approach. If anything, the US has become more aggressive in prosecuting cases since President Barack Obama signed a federal law last year banning 26

The Hungarians, the Irish, the British, they’re all keen to know what we are up to. It’s seen as cutting edge. - Peter Dunne

new synthetic substances. Sold under street names such as “spice,” and “bath salts,” the drugs often mimic banned substances such as marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine. The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says bath salts, a methlike stimulant, can produce feelings of euphoria and increased sex drive and sociability, but also can have side-effects including paranoia, delirium and, in some cases, death. Like many countries, New Zealand has been inundated with designer drugs in recent years, and has become frustrated with finding itself a step behind the manufacturers. Once a drug is declared illegal, a maker often alters its composition slightly to create a new, legal compound. That cat-and-mouse game prompted the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to describe the industry as “hydra-headed” in a June report, and say the international drug control system is foundering, because of the speed and creativity with which manufacturers are producing new variants of the drugs. “The basic prohibitionist approach doesn’t seem to be work-

ing,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the American group. “Either a drug is criminalised, and underground chemists produce a new compound, or it’s not criminal because it’s never been created before.” The number of new psychoactive substances rose from 166 at the end of 2009 to 251 by mid2012, and the Internet is helping fuel sales, the UN report said. It found nearly 5 per cent of Europeans between the ages of 15 and 24 had tried designer drugs, and that the drugs ranked second in popularity among American university students, behind only marijuana. The manufacturers are often located in China, India and parts of Europe, the report said. Yury Fedotov, the executive director of the UN office, said in the report that it is vital to find innovative measures to deal with the problem. New Zealand lawmakers passed the Psychoactive Substances Bill in a lopsided 119-1 vote. Under the new law, any approved drugs would be restricted to people over 18 years old and couldn’t be sold in super-

markets, convenience stores or gas stations. Advertising would be restricted to the point of sale. Drugs already deemed illegal, such as marijuana and cocaine, would remain so. Dr. Stewart Jessamine, the New Zealand health ministry official, said makers would need to show their drug is free from high rates of serious side effects such as reproductive problems, seizures and addiction. They also need to demonstrate they have clean manufacturing labs and secure supply chains. Jessamine estimated it would cost manufacturers about $2 million and take about a year to get a drug approved. He said there have already been 10 to 15 applications for licences under a provision of the new law that could allow some producers to continue selling their products while undertaking the trials, if they apply within an initial 28day window. Bill sponsor Peter Dunne said that at UN presentations, government officials from around the world have been asking about the new law. “The Hungarians, the Irish, the British, they’re all keen to know what we are up to,” he said. “It’s seen as cutting edge. They want to see how it works, and view it for their own country.” Dunne said getting a designer drug approved as low-risk might prove a Catch-22 for some producers, because some young people might lose interest if they think the drug is too tame. - AP

High prices charged by bars and clubs for alcohol could be why many drinkers choose to imbibe in the comfort of their own homes, a new survey has found. The Roy Morgan poll found more drinkers drank in private spaces than in licensed venues such as pubs, nightclubs or bars. Beer drinkers were more likely to drink in both places. The survey of 11,336 people over the age of 18 found that in an average four-week period, 78 per cent would have consumed beer from an off-licence and 46 per cent would have drunk at a licensed venue. Wine was most likely to be consumed in unlicensed spaces, with 83 per cent of red wine drinkers and 83 per cent of white wine drinkers having a tipple at home or somewhere else off-licence in an average four-week period. Roy Morgan Research NZ general manager Pip Elliott said the convenience and comparatively low cost of drinking in an unlicensed space probably contributed to its popularity. This pattern occurred across the six main alcohol types consumed by New Zealanders, with cider drinkers registering the least overlap between private and public consumption, and vodka having the lowest rate of consumption in both domains. “Recently, there has been a lot of media commentary about the drinking habits of New Zealanders, expressing concern about the existence of a bingedrinking culture and questioning what can be done to address this,” Ms Elliott said. “Judging by the popularity of off-licence drinking, the cost of alcohol in licensed venues is a deterrent to many Kiwis. This suggests that raising the price of alcohol sold in liquor outlets might have some impact on private drinking, say, a government tax like that imposed on cigarettes. “However, this would be useless without a strategic communications campaign to educate the public on the dangers of excessive drinking, targeting specific consumer profiles in a way that is meaningful to them,” Ms Elliott said. - APNZ

Weekend focus

Saturday, August 3, 2013

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Let’s go climb a tree A

What happened to the days where children roamed for hours, scaled trees and even just biked to school on their own? With a generation of children across the world growing up sheltered from risks, reporter Gabrielle Stuart investigates how Kiwi children could be leading a change.

British study released last week has painted a picture of children “bubble wrapped” – banned by protective mothers from climbing trees, cycling with their friends and just being kids. But in an age where health and safety regulations run rampant, one Mid Canterbury preschool is making a stand against the global trend. This week children at Tiddlywinks in Ashburton climbed trees, played in mud and jumped in puddles with no shoes on, as the staffrediscover the value of letting children take risks and discover their own boundaries. The issue has come to a head in England, where children are not only being bubble wrapped, but tangled in wreaths of red tape. Rules in English schools and preschools have ranged from requirements to wear safety goggles while using Blu-Tack, to lollies being banned as a choking hazard. But rules designed to keep children safe could have the opposite effect down the track. Concern is mounting that a generation could be created who have never learnt to judge the difference between taking risks and sheer stupidity. The growing popularity of shows like Jackass seem to support these fears, as well as the millions of views of YouTube videos featuring young people doing stupid things for unaccountable reasons. In 2007 the British government devoted over 235 million pounds to a new national policy, Fair Play, and one of the core principles of the policy was that “children need to take risks to

Jack Strawbridge (centre) and friends look for “a blue dragon” in a tree stump at the Ashburton River. Student teacher photo Kirsty Clay 010813-KC-093 Chantelle Jenkins lends a hand. learn how to manage risks … an essential part of growing up”. Six years later, statistics seem to show it’s a long way from making any difference to the lives of cooped-up British youngsters. A major study of British mothers last month by the National Children’s Bureau found that half had stopped their chil-

dren from climbing trees, 17 per cent had stopped their children from playing tag or chase and some parents even banned hideand-seek. Another recent survey of 1000 British mums by detergent manufacturers Persil found that 43 per cent of children were not allowed to go cycling with friends, while more than a third of children were banned

from camping in the garden. But statistics show that the trends towards overprotecting our kids may be far from paranoia. Children in New Zealand had the highest rate of deaths from accidents and injuries out of every country in the OECD, according to the last figures compiled in 2007. The Italian Innocenti study counted deaths from accidents and injuries to Kiwis under 19 years old, and showed that New Zealand lost 23.1 children per 100,000, over twice the number of deaths in the UK, less than 10 per 100,000. Safe Kids Ann Weaver said that to some extent the statistics were simply a result of our culture and way of life. “We have that pioneering spirit, the ‘she’ll be right attitude’ and a big focus on physical activity. We have unique opportunities here that many parts of the world don’t have, and they come with unique challenges.”

She said that in many cases deaths and serious injuries could be prevented without restricting freedoms or bubble wrapping a child. “We’re not trying to stop children exploring outdoors or playing games of bullrush. Scrapes, bumps and bruises are part of growing up and that is what we want to see children experience. “We aim to make it possible for our children to have those essential experiences without suffering more critical injuries.” She said that encouraging children to wear helmets was a good example. “By wearing a helmet nothing is taken from the experience of getting on a bike for a child, but we are dramatically reducing the likelihood that they receive serious head injuries that could leave them with mental injuries.”

Left: Lachlan McKenna, 4, takes time for a drink during his nature adventure.

Join us next week as we look deeper into some of the issues created by a ‘bubble wrap’ culture, and the way they play out around Mid Canterbury.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013


Army slammed over private’s death By Kurt Bayer The family of Private Michael Ross, who drowned during an Army training exercise, has welcomed a judge’s ruling that slams the Defence Force for systemic safety failings. Private Ross was only weeks away from being discharged when he took part in Operation Bunny - a training exercise on a choppy Lake Moawhango, near Waiouru on September 25 last year. The 29-year-old rifleman fell into the lake after freezing water came over the bow of an under-inflated Zodiac. His life jacket failed to inflate because the gas canister had been used and not replaced. The NZDF pleaded guilty at Auckland District Court last week to a charge of failing to provide a safe working environment to the soldier. Yesterday, Judge Stephen O’Driscoll released his sentencing decision, which concludes the NZDF shouldered a high level of culpability for the death. The law prevented him from imposing a fine on a Crown entity, but coupled with the fact he was satisfied the $241,000 in reparation paid to the Ross family was “fair and appropriate”,

Private Michael Ross, who drowned during an Army training exercise, Judge O’Driscoll convicted and discharged the NZDF. Judge O’Driscoll said Private Ross was let down by the widespread failures in safety protocols which amounted to a “systemic failure” by the NZDF. While he acknowledged the NZDF’s subsequent action, the judge slammed them for not doing more to prevent Private Ross’s death.

“Employers should not wait until a tragedy occurs to review processes and procedures that take place during the course of their business.” The key failure was Private Ross’ faulty life jacket but the judge also criticised a lack of safety checks, training, and operational errors. A Court of Inquiry made 33 recommendations to reduce fu-

ture risks. Army head Major General David Gawn said the Army had let down every parent who had entrusted their sons and daughters with the force. The Ross family commended Judge O’Driscoll for finding provision within the law to make comment around culpability. “Not just for us, the whanau as victims, but in the gener-

al public’s interest who want some sense of accountability too,” said Private Ross’s uncle Charles Hohaia. “We are very pleased with the findings. It puts the NZDF on notice.” The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s health and safety group, which brought the prosecution, also welcomed Judge O’Driscoll’s comments that employers should not wait until a tragedy before reviewing processes and procedures. Dean of Canterbury University’s law school, Dr Chris Gallavin said it was a shame the judge’s hands were tied over imposing a fine on the Defence Force. A similar conviction for a private company would almost certainly would have resulted in a maximum fine of $250,000, he said. “It seems that the Defence Force have got away with a slap on the wrist, notwithstanding that they’ve internally taken it very seriously,” Dr Gallavin said. “But if they were a private company, they’d be looking at the imposition of a serious chunk of change I would suggest.” - APNZ



Wedding photo surprise on ‘blank’ DVDs

Two teens charged with manslaughter

By Kelli HooKs A shopper was gobsmacked when she stumbled across someone’s private wedding photos on a newly-purchased ‘blank’ DVD. Masterton woman Catherine Cockeram said she purchased a five pack of DVDs from a Masterton store, a couple of weeks ago. But when she went to copy her own photographs onto one of the discs she discovered it contained 40 photographs of a wedding, which looked like it was held in the 60s, in Christchurch. The DVD also had photos of what appeared to be the mystery couple’s honeymoon, or first home. “I was just having a little browse, as you do, and thought, ‘these are cool, really oldschool’.” The DVDs were packaged in a cardboard slip, with a security tag, and cost $7.50. There was no sticker advising they were used goods. As a wedding photographer herself, with an interest in old-

I just want to find out whose they are because if they were my photos I’d want them back

fashioned clothing, Mrs Cockeram said it was ironic the photos came to her and she developed “coat envy” looking through them. She now wants to find the owner of the “mysterious” DVD and avoid destroying the images. “One of my friends said, ‘It’s lucky that it’s gone to you and not someone that just wants to throw it away, if it does end up being quite a precious thing’. “I just want to find out whose they are because if they were my photos I’d want them back.” Mrs Cockeram said she spoke to Dick Smith about the DVD and was told by a staff member it was strange and she had no idea how it could have happened.

Dick Smith operations manager Carl Whiteman said it was “concerning” the DVD had been re-sold, as something personal, like photographs, should have been destroyed by the store. “It’s not ideal, we’d never want anything with someone else’s information or memories being sold to someone else,” Mr Whiteman said. He said the company followed a stringent process when it came to returned goods. “It is against the law obviously to sell used goods, generally we put a ‘not new’ sticker on it and we check it.” Dick Smith would happily replace the pack, he said. The photos appear to be scanned so it is likely the owner still has the originals. -APNZ

By Patrice Dougan Two teenagers appeared in an Auckland court yesterday afternoon charged with manslaughter over an alleged street race which caused the death of another teen. The pair, who were both given interim name suppression, appeared in Waitakere District Court in connection with the death of a 17-year-old boy in Hobsonville on Thursday afternoon. The youth was killed when he was hit by a car on Scott Road, in Hobsonville, west Auckland, around 2.20pm. His identity has been temporarily suppressed until all his family can be contacted. Court documents show the two accused were allegedly participating in an illegal street race when the teen was struck. They were both preliminarily charged with manslaughter and reckless driving causing death. One of the accused, aged 17, was remanded in custody until his circumstances could be reviewed on Tuesday.

The court was told his father was making his way from the South Island to Auckland and was not expected to arrive until late on Sunday. The lawyer requested the teen be bailed to Auckland’s Child and Family Unit but that was denied because he could not be guaranteed a bed. The second teen, also 17, was remanded on bail. His bail conditions include a driving ban and a ban on contacting the victim’s family or witnesses. Both teenagers will appear before the High Court on August 21. A Scott Road resident yesterday said she was driving home on the rural road about 2.20pm on Thursday when she came across two cars pulled to the side of the road. One boy was lying on the ground. “He was killed, he was killed instantly,” she said. “They had just called for an ambulance, and then the ambulance and things arrived, but there was nothing anybody could do for him.” - APNZ

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Rakaia faces Methven at the Showgrounds today to determine who will hold the symbol of rugby supremacy in Mid Canterbury for the next year. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON

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- After two seasons, two championships and two club MVP awards, Cedric Jackson yesterday announced he would not return to the New Zealand Breakers. The American has long held the ambition of returning to the NBA and, while that has yet to eventuate, he looks set to take up a lucrative offer in Europe.


- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was surprised his $3 tip on a $74 takeaway order from a San Diego restaurant made headlines in the US this week. Brees, who is set to earn nearly US$100 million during his fiveyear contract, said he would normally tip 20 per cent for a sit-down meal.


- The Warriors have conceded 74 tries this season but it’s their leaky right-side defence which has been the issue. Thirtyfive tries have come down the right side, the worst mark in the NRL and the Warriors will try to fix the holes when they host the Sharks at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland today.

The sporting week in numbers


- With his team one loss away from giving up their Ashes challenge, Australian captain Michael Clarke hit his 24th test century to take command of the third test at Old Trafford. After the first day, the tourists were on 303-3 as England struggled to find an answer for Clarke, who ended play on 125no.



- The Louis Vuitton Cup opening was one party Luna Rossa probably should have attended. The Italian syndicate were hit with a US$70,000 fine after failing to show for the launch, with half going to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation - a charity honouring the British

- Kiwi boxer David Tua will give up a lot of height when he meets 2.02m Russian Alexander Ustinov in Hamilton later this month so he is warming up for the bout by sparring with 2.16m (7 foot 1 inch) American Julius Long. Height runs in Long’s family, with four brothers having played in the NBA.

sailor killed in training.


- It would be easy to presume that the Chiefs, on the brink of backto-back titles, are the dominant team in Super Rugby, but one stat paints a different picture. The Chiefs won the least amount of possession of any team this season, enjoying the ball for only 13 minutes and 53 seconds per game.


Few people

around these parts will care that the Caribbean Premier League got underway this week but Black Cap James Franklin made an unbeaten 26 and Martin Guptill hit 32 to help the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a 19-run win over the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in Guyana yesterday.


- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez sits fifth all time with 647 career home runs, but he might not hit one more. The 38-yearold, who has previously admitted to using steroids, is mired in another performance enhancing drug scandal and could receive a life ban from Major League Baseball. - APNZ


- ‘If you’re good enough, you’re old enough’ is often used when youngsters are given a chance in professional sport and the same could be applied to the newest Wellington Phoenix recruit. Alex Rufer has just turned 17 but it was announced today he will join the rebuilding club on a three-year contract.

Martin Guptill: Scoring runs for the Warriors

Set of six from the NRL BY MICHAEL BROWN

He bangs

He’s performed at the Fifa World Cup final and the Grammy Awards, sold more than 70 million albums and had 11 No 1 singles but surely Ricky Martin’s greatest moment will be headlining the entertainment for October’s NRL grand final. “I’m honoured to be asked to participate in an event as significant as the NRL grand final and I am looking forward to giving league fans a performance to remember,” Martin enthused. Maybe he’s planning to have a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ like Janet Jackson at the 2004 Super Bowl’s halftime show. #

League omnibus

Fans should be able to get their league fix at Mt Smart on Saturday. Not only is there the usual offering of three games (Warriors, under-20s and Vulcans) but Kelston will also take on St Paul’s in the final of the inaugural Warriors Cup. Kelston beat Otahuhu in their semi-final on Wednesday while St Paul’s took down Steve Price’s Mt Albert Grammar team in their match. #

Poster boy

Maybe it’s actually really clever or maybe, and this is more likely, marketers in the UK have made a mistake by using images of Benji Marshall on giant posters advertising the upcoming World Cup with the line, ‘Will you be there?’. Marshall doesn’t really know, although it looks highly unlikely as he lines up a switch to rugby union. His rugby career will probably prevent him from playing for the Kiwis. #

First time for everything

The Warriors might be Melbourne’s bogey team, but before last weekend the Storm were Matt Elliott’s nightmare team. Heading into the match, Elliott had never experienced victory over Craig Bellamy in 16 games of trying. It shows that, as much as Elliott is helping to turn things around for the Warriors, the Warriors are also helping Elliott improve his coaching record. #

Game of the Week The Raiders ended the Storm’s sevengame winning streak earlier this season, when they top-

pled them 24-20, and now Canberra have their own streak to protect. They have won their last 12 games in the capital, dating back 12 months ago. #

Stick men

Some Warriors players are pretty reluctant to be involved in promo activities but there would have been a few lining up to be included in a lingerie photo shoot with four members of the New Zealand women’s hockey team this week. Carlos Tuimavave hasn’t played an NRL game since the round 11 defeat to Newcastle, and played only three games all season, but his abdominals saw him gain selection alongside Shaun Johnson, Manu Vatuvei and Kevin Locke. - APNZ


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Rennie ready for the nerves By Patrick Mckendry For Dave Rennie, the nerves will start as soon as he arrives at Waikato Stadium tonight. So far they have been kept in check due to the amount of work the Chiefs coach has had to get through ahead of the final against the Brumbies. Once there is nothing more to do, that’s when the butterflies start flying for the man who has a three from three playoff record at the Chiefs. “We’re so busy, there’s not a lot of time to sit down and get nervous,” he said of the week of preparation to get to this point. “For me the worst time is when we arrive at the ground. “I don’t want to talk to a lot of my players. They’re focused on their job, we’ve done all of our preparation and the last thing they need is a bloody coach whispering extra messages in their ear. “That’s probably the most nervous time because you sit around the changing room a little bit and so on. In-game it’s pretty full on. You’re passing messages down and trying to analyse what’s happening and trying to organise things for halftime talks so you’re immersed in it.” Tonight is the culmination of a season’s work for the Chiefs, and Rennie, the former schoolteacher and pub owner, is one of the driving forces. The former Manawatu and New Zealand under-21 coach generally has a calm exterior but inside he will be churning

with the desire for another title to go with last year’s. The delivery of consecutive titles represents something significant and will be another signal that the balance of power in New Zealand is shifting north from the Crusaders to Ruakura, the increasingly comfortable home of the Chiefs on the outskirts of Hamilton. One of the first messages the squad received in pre-season training was the need to back up their previous final victory over the Sharks, wing Lelia Masaga revealing after the semi-final win over the Crusaders that the team’s catch-cry was B2B, or Back to Back. Told that he must be doing something right to be undefeated in Super Rugby playoff matches, Rennie replies: “We’ve only had three. This week is huge obviously. “We know we’ve got a tough opponent. It’s exciting, though.” In terms of coaching excellence, Rennie and his team of Wayne Smith, Tom Coventry and Andrew Strawbridge must be up there with the best in the competition given how they have moulded the special spirit within the team, all the while adding the week-to-week detail which this year saw them lose only four matches. Standing in their way is a Brumbies team coached by Jake White with the potential to be awkward opponents. Playing away from home appears to hold few fears for them - but the travel to Hamilton from Pretoria where they had

All rugby eyes are on Hamilton tonight as a tasty decider and teaser towards the resumption of transtasman sporting combat. Is it a self-contained Super 15 showdown or will strong threads emerge to take into the opening Bledisloe Cup contest at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on August 17? Best concentrate on the former because the coaches and playing styles are quite different from those which will be employed by the All Blacks and Wallabies. Individuals tonight will be key components in their international sides but more of them tonight will be wearing the Brumbies uniform. Brodie Re-

tallick and Liam Messam loom as Chiefs who will be frontline All Blacks among a quintet to make that cut. A dozen Brumbies are in a wider Wallaby training squad which new coach Ewen McKenzie will gather next week as he meets some of those players for the first time and further assesses their international readiness. “This is a busy transition time for us and we have picked a larger group because we need to know a lot more about these guys before we finalise our test group,” he said. McKenzie played 51 tests as a prop for the Wallabies before he turned his talents to coaching. He helped Rod Macqueen and Eddie Jones with the Wallabies between 2000-2003 when they

Write down Jesse Mogg as one of the missing pieces in the Wallaby jigsaw. It’s certainly no bold left field idea these days after Mogg was picked on the bench for the third test against the Lions and got in an hour’s work on the wing when Israel Folau damaged a hamstring. Just a few seasons ago it would have seemed a strange theory. Mogg was battling away in club rugby in Canberra wondering about a possible return to Brisbane and league. The sharp eyes of Jake White spotted Mogg and gave him a training chance with the Brumbies. Tonight Mogg plays at fullback for them as they search for a Super 15 title against the defending champion Chiefs. - NZH

Clarke will leave a hole

Dave Rennie: ‘The worst time is when we arrive at the ground’

to fight extremely hard to beat the Bulls must take its toll, just as the travel did for the Sharks 12 months earlier. “They have an excellent scrum and a really solid lineout,” Rennie said. “They are able to apply quite a lot of pressure. “Really their scrum was the winning of both of their playoff games [against the Bulls and Cheetahs].

“We expect them to kick a lot and put us under pressure with an aerial game. We’ve thrown a few randomised things in just in case they try to do something different, but I think they’ll probably continue to do what’s been successful for them.” Success is something Rennie has become increasingly familiar with, but it won’t stop the nerves starting at approximately 6 o’clock. - APNZ

Players preparing for a bigger contest By Wynne Gray

Mogg back in favour

won the Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup titles. He was asked about stepping up in 2006 but declined because he did not feel he had done a deep enough apprenticeship. When he thought he was ready in 2008, he was overlooked for Robbie Deans. “You do start to wonder if it is going to be or the moment has passed you by,” he said. “In Australian sport they love the next new shiny thing and I have been around a bit.” McKenzie beat out Jake White for the role but the pair have publicly sworn their accord as White has taken the Brumbies to tonight’s final. “They have done a great job and it did not surprise me that they got the result against the Bulls,” McKenzie said.

“A dozen are coming into camp and that reflects their work. “They have had a tough campaign but we will see how they pull up and it will be a chance to meet some I don’t know. “The camp will be a balancing act, depending on how things go in the Super rugby final. “The Bledisloe pressure has been there in the last 10 years because people talk about it. You can’t hide from it. You have to win two games in a row. “If you are good enough to win twice in seven days you get the trophy.” Sounds uncomplicated enough, unlike the Chiefs and Brumbies who go into combat tonight to decide a tournament which began almost six months ago. - NZH

Of all the players leaving the Chiefs, the one who has made the most impact has been Craig Clarke, a player who in Dave Rennie’s opinion should have been an All Black last year. Centre Richard Kahui, heading to Japan, could have been one of his team’s best and certainly he looked like he would be after returning from his shoulder injury before a similar problem ruled him out for good. Clarke, though, has been an ever-present for the Chiefs lending his considerable work ethic to the team’s on-field efforts and an often laconic wit straight afterwards in front of the media. Clarke is heading to Irish club Connacht, where he will link with new head coach Pat Lam, formerly of the Blues. He will take with him his team’s best wishes and his coach’s hope that he just might return. - APNZ

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Chiefs Beat Highlanders 41-27 Beat Cheetahs (home) 45-3 Lost to Stormers (a) 36-34 Beat Kings (a) 35-24 Beat Highlanders (h) 19-7 Beat Blues (h) 23-16 Lost to Reds (h) 31-23 Lost to Waratahs (a) 25-20 Beat Sharks (h) 37-29 Beat Rebels (a) 39-33 Beat Force (h) 22-21 Beat Hurricanes (a) 17-12 Beat Crusaders (h) 28-19 Beat Hurricanes (h) 34-22 Lost to Crusaders (a) 43-15 Beat Blues (a) 26-16 Beat Crusaders (h) 20-19 # Brumbies Beat Reds (h) 24-6 Beat Rebels (a) 30-13 Beat Waratahs (h) 35-6 Beat Sharks (a) 29-10 Lost to Stormers (a) 35-22 Beat Bulls (h) 23-20 Drew with Kings (h) 28-28 Beat Highlanders (a) 30-19 Drew with Reds (a) 19-19 Beat Force (h) 41-7 Lost to Crusaders (h) 30-23 Lost to Waratahs (a) 28-22 Beat Blues (a) 20-13 Beat Hurricanes (h) 30-23 Beat Rebels (h) 39-17 Lost to Force (a) 21-15 Beat Cheetahs (h) 15-13 Beat Bulls (a) 26-23 (semi)

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Battle lines drawn BY JONATHAN LEASK


The Watters Cup rugby final reads like a war script with the battle set to be won in the trenches today. Two well-drilled forward packs will go hammer and tongs to dictate which side gets dominance and ultimately decide who claims supremacy for the 2013 season. “That’s always been the case and winning all rugby is the same,” Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft said. “If you win up front it makes it easier for your backs and who can control it from there.”

Both sides boast exciting and explosive backlines that can counter-thrust each other, but which side gets the chance to attack out wide will come down to which sides get the upper hand in the tight. Rakaia have already learnt the lesson in forward dominance in a finals atmosphere when the Lincoln forward pack shut them out of the Combined Country Cup semi-final. The battle at ruck time will see some big contact but the set pieces will be crucial, and interestingly the pair have both been pushed around up front by Celtic in recent weeks. In Rakaia’s 2011 triumph they

got the upper hand and kicked their way to a 15-0 win over Southern, while in last year’s final Methven’s forward pack sparked a comeback 20-13 win, having been down 13-0 at halftime. In their two meetings this year Rakaia have got the jump on Methven. In round four of the combined competition Rakaia held a 16-7 lead at halftime and Methven and were called on to defend doggedly at the death to clamber to an historic 16-13 win, their first over Methven since 1978, after Methven failed to crack the Rakaia line in the dying stages after turning down a potential

match-tying shot at goal. In the 18-17 win three weeks ago Rakaia had led 18-3 early in the second half before Methven mounted their comeback, falling short again with a last minute attacking raid. It’s a pattern that has frustrated Methven coach Dale Palmer, and a habit he hopes they break tomorrow. “We have been leaving our run a bit late but hopefully we can get into gear earlier,” Palmer said. “We can’t afford to let Rakaia get out in front again. “Finals rugby is about who is the hungriest and that starts from the opening minute.”

Key injuries hurt both sides Injuries have had an impact on Rakaia’s final 22 of the season, and have had an effect on Methven all season. Rakaia suffered two key injury blows in their semi-final win over Southern, losing a key linkman in halfback Cawte Whiting and the dynamic flanker-hooker Jackson Donlan. “They are big losses and a bit of experience lost but the guys coming in now have an opportunity,” Foxcroft said.

Bar the two injuries from last week, Foxcroft has been able to retain the majority of the lineup that has been getting the job done all season. Methven have had a disjointed season struggling to fill a 22man squad for the first half of the season. They lost halfback Sam Lock to a broken thumb in round one, with Cory Quinn stepping into the breach and they also spent large portions of the season

without representative players Richard Catherwood and Andrew Smith, and Davey Maw has been on the sidelines for the past month. “We’ve shown all year we can get the job done whatever the combination is we put out there. “We were scratching round for 22 players there for a while and we may have had some combinations for the past few weeks, but we still have a big task ahead of us.”

- Heading into today’s final Methven has won the Watters Cup 18 times and Rakaia 15 times. The trophy was first played for in 1927 and Methven’s first win was in 1930 followed by Rakaia’s first win in 1931.

- Rakaia won the trophy four years in a row from 1976, sharing the cup with Mayfield in 1979, but then had to endure a 32-year wait for their next win in 2011, upsetting the Southern side in the final. After also sharing the cup

with Mayfield in 1983, Methven had a similar 25 year wait until claiming the big prize again, also by beating Southern, in the 2008 version.

Experts voice their opinion Colin Morgan – Mid Canterbury Rugby Life member Having watched both teams throughout the season I’d favour Rakaia getting up in a close encounter. Colin Morgan

Nicki Woods - Hampstead manager I would like to see Rakaia do it. They have led the way all season so it would be good to see them take it out again.

Nathan Hellyer - Southern coach If it’s wet the Rakaia will be too strong up front. The Methven backline is pretty sharp and if they can get some ball on a dry track they’ll be hard to beat.

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1 Greg Sylvester 2 Stephen Blackwell 3 Simon Fleetwood 4 Malcolm Cairns 5 Sam Grant 6 Mitch Sim 7 Greg Spence 8 Richard Webby 9 Cory Quinn 10 Richard Catherwood 11Pete Shearer 12 Ryan Ashworth 13 Max Bullivant 14 Jay Aitken 15 Ollie Topham Reserves: 16 Tyler Jones 17 Danny Lyttle 18 Matt Gorman 19 Andrew Smith 20 Stuart Tait 21 Jonathan Leask 22 Davey Maw

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1Kamaka Reti 2 Taina Samisoni 3 Ron Manu 4 Doug Rushton 5 Kody Nordqvist 6 Tevita Vi 7 Mark Andrew 8 Alipeti Polotele 9 Matt Ward 10 Andrew Fluker 11 Will Meads 12 Richard Williams 13 Dwayne Burrows 14 Richard Burns 15 Josh Walker Reserves: 16 Robert Murphy 17 Garth Fechney 18 Luke Rushton 19 Phil Breading 20 Josh Colgan 21Alex Clark 22 Casey Moore

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tinwald out to upset champions BY JONATHAN LEASK


Tinwald go up against the defending senior B rugby champions Collegiate in the final at the Ashburton Showgrounds today. Collegiate claimed three of the four trophies last year but after such a good season they are staring down the possibility of a bare trophy cupboard this year. “We didn’t manage to get any of the round robin trophies so we have one crack at the big one for the year,” Collegiate coach Stuart Begg said “We had a couple of hiccups, but in general we have been going really well and pleased where we are at heading into the final.” The championship cup is the only silverware still attainable and Collegiate will be putting up a big challenge to avoid finishing the season empty-handed. Collegiate have a few wise old heads that have played a lot of senior rugby running around, and Begg hopes they can lead the way for the younger players. “We’ll need to play structured rugby. “In the first round they were all over us but second time around we knew what to expect. It’ll be a close game but we need to keep our structure and discipline.”

However Tinwald are looking to deny Collegiate a second championship and finally clinch the top prize for themselves. “It’ll be a case of getting the monkey off our back,” Tinwald coach John Pearson said. Tinwald have come close in recent seasons, beaten in the 2011 final by Allenton while they missed out on the playoffs last year on a points count-back with Methven. But they are back in the big show this year after a strong season. Tinwald only lost one game in round one to Southern, who won the first round, and then took out the second round with only one loss, a 12-7 loss to their final opponents Collegiate. “They never scored any tries against us, it was all penalties. Silly penalties that proved pretty costly.” Discipline cost them last time around but Pearson isn’t focused on self-control, he just wasn’t his team to go out and enjoy the moment. “They just need to go out and have fun. That’s been our motto all season and it’s worked pretty well.” Either way, Tinwald have a chance to clinch another trophy when they play Southern for the Beckley Cup in Mt Somers next weekend.

Wanted: First-five

Watters Cup fact file - The last five Watters Cup winners all had to beat Celtic in the finals to do so. Methven has done so three times, twice in semi-finals in 2008 and 2010 before last year’s final, and Rakaia in 2011 semi-finals.

Dave McCrea - Celtic coach Form wise it would be Rakaia. They have had a pretty successful season so far so I’d have to say Rakaia, but the way Methven played against us in the second half they’ll be a tough nut to crack.

Dave McCrea

The Highlanders are in the market for an experienced first five-eighth. Otago Daily Times rugby writer Steve Hepburn casts his net wide to guess who could be in the frame. Willie Ripia It would be a return home for Ripia, as he played for the Highlanders in 2006, coming off the bench for one game. His career took a sad turn when he admitted to a gambling addiction after being dismissed by the Force, but he is making a return this season with Bay of Plenty. Went on the Maori tour last year under Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph. Is a good goalkicker and has experience at this level, having played 37 Super rugby games. About to turn 28. Hayden Cripps Everyone else from Tasman seems to be making their way to the Highlanders so why not the young first five? Was a promising player in the Wellington area but made the trip across the ditch. Not a bad runner and can also slot the odd goal. Won’t lack for company. Nick Evans The poise, the speed off the mark, the sheer ability to beat a man with one step. Evans was a magic player, and though he missed more games through injury than he played, surely he would be fit enough to last a season. Just imagine him setting the backline alight. Realistically, Evans coming back from a huge deal in England is about

as likely as Kim Dotcom playing centre forward for Real Madrid. Stephen Donald The script was written perfectly. So good, it is going to be a movie. The World Cup hero has left Bath, where he was less than spectacular, and moved on to Japanese rugby. Wouldn’t it be perfect for Donald to come back to where he was at his best, at Super 15 level? Running the cutter on the hard turf of Forsyth Barr Stadium would be right up his alley. Kicked more than he missed. Good bloke, too. Benji Marshall Everyone loves a project and Marshall is one of the best. A bloke who has torn it up at the highest level of league surely must make an impact in the Super 15. The Blues are courting him but why would he go there when he can have lots more fun in sunny Dunedin? His style would suit the possession-based Highlanders, who do not rely a lot on kicking. He could weave his magic at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Maybe shake some of those millions out of a retired jeweller or two up in Queenstown and make it happen. - ODT

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In brief Bradman bat up for sale A cricket bat used by Sir Donald Bradman and signed by his 1948 Invincible teammates is expected to fetch up to $20,000 when it goes under the hammer later this month. Charles Leski, whose company is selling the item, says Bradman used the Skyes bat to score 115 in his final first-class innings at home before the team travelled to England in 1948. They went on to become the only Australian side to go through an entire Ashes tour unbeaten. The item, which spent 20 years on display at the WACA, will be auctioned on August 15 in Melbourne.

Cox pulls out of Tests Veteran netball shooter Catherine Cox has cited fatigue but insists her international career is far from over after withdrawing from Australia’s 2013 Test campaign. The 37-year-old Cox made the decision to opt out of the selection camp at the Institute of Sport in Canberra ahead of the series against New Zealand and Malawi. “I need some extra time to recharge so I made the difficult decision to withdraw from selection camp to ensure that I’m at my best for next year’s Commonwealth Games and the 2015 world netball championships,” Cox said. Cox has played 108 Tests in a decorated 16-year international - AAP career.

Del Potro too good

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina beat Australian 14th seed Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-3 yesterday to reach the quarterfinals of the ATP and WTA Washington Open. The Argentine will face Kevin Anderson in the last eight after the South African eliminated James Duckworth 6-3 3-6 6-4 to complete a rain-halted match and then beat American Mardy Fish 7-6 (7-2) 6-1. Earlier Australian Marinko Matosevic recorded arguably the biggest win of his career, upsetting fourth seed Milos Raonic in straight sets. - AFP

Scott, Day off the pace Adam Scott and Jason Day were left to rue poor preparation after falling way off the pace on the opening day of the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. Scott carded a threeover-par 73 and Day a four-over 74 to be tied 54th and 63rd respectively in the 73-man field, already miles behind leader Webb Simpson. Simpson, in his first appearance at Firestone Country Club, rode eight birdies and two bogeys to a 64 to take a one-shot lead at six-under. - AAP

D-Day approaches

The club chief executive has resigned, the chairman is exhausted and has pulled the pin as well. The senior coach’s lofty reputation is tarnished nearly every day and the captain - another Brownlow Medallist - has publicly said he believes he took an anti-obesity drug not yet approved for human use. The AFL hopes that this month the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority will report its findings after a six-month investigation into last year’s supplements program at - AAP Essendon.

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In brief

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Red carpet for Benji Lunch, tours of Eden Park and the waterfront - the Blues displayed their hospitality, business and sporting charms to Benji Marshall yesterday as they continued to woo the league star to their franchise. Marshall flew back to Sydney after a four-hour pot-pourri of discussions with Blues officials which left coach Sir John Kirwan “optimistic” they could do a deal with the Kiwis standoff. “From my point of view it was all positive and it is down to the contractual stuff between both parties now,” he said. Marshall, his wife Zoe and manager Martin Tauber made the visit yesterday after Kirwan and chief executive Andy Dalton had initially travelled to Sydney a fortnight ago to present their proposal to the Tigers star. - NZH

Ko keeping her cool

Team Jolly back Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie are one of four Kiwi crews getting set to contest the 470 world championships in La Rochelle, France, next week. With the international 470 class marking its 50th anniversary this year, next week’s regatta has attracted a huge entry list. More than 200 boats will go into battle for the men’s world title with 70 entered in the women’s division. The regatta will also feature the junior and masters world championships and the Legends’ Trophy. Aleh and Powrie have both won world championship and World Cup medals but they haven’t yet won a world championship in the 470 class they came close in 2010, claiming silver, and collected bronze in 2011. - APNZ

Smeltz eyes World Cup Timing is everything for a striker and Shane Smeltz is in a race against time to be fit for the All Whites’ high-stakes World Cup playoff in November. The 31-yearold has had surgery on a longterm hip injury and hopes to be back playing towards the end of October. The All Whites take on the fourth-best nation from North and Central America for a spot at next year’s World Cup in Brazil, with the return leg in Wellington on November 20. “No matter what, I needed to go in and get it done otherwise I would have just been battling through so that was the major part of the decision and then, obviously, looking at the season and then the All Whites,” Smeltz said. - APNZ

Shane Smeltz: High hopes

Lydia Ko: Playing golf looks like what the 16-year-old amateur enjoys most in life. By Andrew Alderson Lydia Ko would make a formidable poker player. If she is as inscrutable at the card table as she is on the golf course she could bluff James Bond. Inscrutable might make her sound a touch severe, perhaps it is the look of serenity she adopts. Playing golf looks like what the 16-year-old amateur enjoys most in life. She has a hypnotic routine while others, like American playing partner Lexi Thompson, regularly thump clubs into the turf in disappointment. Has Ko ever lost the plot and thrown a tantrum, a club or even a banana peel in anger? If she has, you’d need the detection powers of Hercule Poirot to uncover the evidence. The double bogey on the seventh hole during her first round of the British Open at St Andrews’ Old Course is a case in point. Is that steam coming out her ears? No, just the mist rolling in off the North Sea. After the round Ko admitted she “got angrier after that” and was “boiling away” but you’d need to be The Mentalist to see a change in her countenance. She responded by produc-

ing four birdies in the next six holes. Her rhythmical swing and instinctive feel never see her try to drive the cover off the ball or hold her irons to ransom by asking them to perform miracles. She even holds her putter as if it’s a Ming vase. Countless hours of practice are distilled into a three-under par opening round of 69. Any hacker could learn something by watching Ko. Fighter jets rip apart the grey sky as if it was a Top Gun set to try to distract her at one stage; Ko plays on. Thompson puts a ball into some gorse on the fourth, instigating a frenzied adult treasure hunt; Ko practises her backswing. An umbrella hits the ground next to the third green as she strikes a 2m putt; Ko’s ball drops into the cup. Fortunately she doesn’t have to deal with any “geddintheholes”. British golf fans have too much decorum. In contrast, when Ko put her

approach shot within 1.2m of the 17th pin, a couple of chaps in tweed deerstalkers stood with mouths agape. “I cannae believe it,” said one. “Aye Roy, this lass can play,” his mate replied. Team Ko leaves little to chance in pursuit of golfing perfection. The world No 17’s presentation is immaculate, from a pink w i n d b r e a ke r to a duck egg blue jumper to pinched trouser cuffs keeping out the morning dew. The pink and glitter-lacquered fingernails wrapped around club grips suggest a creative streak lurks. Coach Guy Wilson assesses Ko’s dedication. He should know; he’s coached her since she was 6. Wilson says when his charge has a “day off ”, it normally means only two to three hours’ practice. In the afternoon following her first round she returns to perfect her pitching and putting. Wilson owes her three hamburgers from last time they had a wager on this.

Aye Roy, this lass can play

- PHOTO AP Those juicy morsels might have to wait until post-tournament. On the course Ko disciplines herself to bottles of water, quarters of apple, bunches of grapes and bananas. Local caddy “John” is hired so they can tap into his knowledge of course measurements and conditions. His Scottish burr makes it sound like Taggart is issuing instructions. Wilson says as an amateur Ko doesn’t have the same caddy week-to-week so it’s important to pick someone who’s a good fit. John passed muster. Mum is also involved, having chaperoned her daughter to the tournament. Mrs Ko walks ahead of play, generally out of Lydia’s eyeshot, although she appears to pass on the container of apple later. It makes a refreshing change when compared to another parent on the course who storms off when his little darling misses a tricky 1.2m putt. Soon Lydia Ko has traversed the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th and, after nailing a final birdie, is off to sign an impressive card. Ko shot three-under 69 to be in a 20-way tie for 18th, three shots off co-leaders Morgan Pressel of the United States and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth. - NZH


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Clarke leads from the front By Ben horne Michael Clarke had scored 23 Test hundreds before this one, most of them prettier, but at Old Trafford, he produced the most important captain’s knock of his career. Clarke led from the front on day one of the third Test with a fighting innings which helped Australia overcome yet another umpiring howler. He was 125 not out at stumps alongside Steve Smith who had 70, with Australia 3-303. Defeat in Manchester would consign Australia to their worst losing streak in Tests and would also make it the first time since the 1950s they have lost threestraight Ashes series to England. The only time a side has overcome a 2-0 deficit to win an Ashes series, Don Bradman had to score two double hundreds and an unbeaten ton to inspire his team-mates. Clarke, and for that matter Australia, have a long way to go before they even dare utter the word ‘hope’, but at least England were put under sustained pressure for the first time this series. After winning his first toss of the series - a crucial one on a good batting wicket - Clarke

cashed in to level with Greg Chappell on 24 Test hundreds. Now only 17 players sit above him on the all-time list. Asked how crucial Clarke’s innings was in the context of the series and for the sake of team morale, opener Chris Rogers (84) answered “massive”. “He’s such a key person in our batting side that if he scores runs, it makes it easier on everyone else around him,” said Rogers. “For him to score runs and get big runs is massive for us.” He needed to after Usman Khawaja became the latest victim of the farcical umpiring process, with the mystifying DRS call threatening to derail Australian hopes when Clarke was brought to the crease at 2-82 before lunch. Khawaja was given out caught behind off Graeme Swann and the decision upheld by the third umpire, despite HotSpot, the stump microphone and old fashioned replays all showing no evidence of a nick. The decision was slammed as “ridiculous” by Shane Warne and one of the “worst ever” by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland sought an immediate please explain from the ICC. - AAP

The Mid Canterbury seniors start their cup competition in Mainland Football division one playing away to Hornby United today. Christchurch United took out the league with Mid Canterbury finishing up fourth to have them in pool B for the cup competition with Hornby, Selwyn Unit-

ed and the unbeaten Universities who finished second in the league after being docked five wins for fielding an ineligible player. Division four also start their cup competition with Mid Canterbury Eastern away to FC Twenty 11 in pool A. with five teams in each pool to avoid a bye two teams play a friendly crossover match each week.

In brief Shooters in sights The Silver Ferns selectors will be looking closely at some of the under-21 shooters in camp next week as they rebuild depth in their shooting end. The national squad and invited players will take part in trials in Auckland with Waimarama Taumaunu to name a squad of up to 18 players at the conclusion of the camp. None of the under-21 players preparing for the world youth championships in Glasgow this month were named among the triallists, but Taumaunu said the selectors would still be having a close look at the group, who will play a series of trial matches against the senior players. - NZH

Judkins in town Coast to Coast organiser Robin Judkins will be in Ashburton on Monday night. Judkins plans to catch up with any 2014 Coast-toCoast entrants or any potential athletes considering having a go at the multisport race at the Hotel Ashburton from 7pm, and there will be a special preview screening of the 2013 Coast To Coast film, which was won by Methven’s Braden Currie.

Pascoe a role model

Michael Clarke salutes the dressing room. - PHOTO AP

Hornby a big hurdle for Mid Canterbury By Jonathan Leask

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Division five are in week two of their pool play Methven International away to Western after they had a big 11-0 win over Parklands United. The Mid Canterbury Masters continue their campaign to remain at the top of Masters Division three at home to High School old Boys’. The masters are top of the ladder on goal difference from


their main rivals FC Twenty 11. The Mid Canterbury Youth XI are away to their bogey team Amberley in 18th grade division one, looking to finally get a win after two draws in their earlier encounters. Tomorrow the Mid Canterbury women meet FC Twenty11 at Burnside Park in the final round of cup pool play.

Sophie Pascoe trains about 26 hours in six days a week, has won a bundle of gold medals at the highest level and is among the country’s best-known sports women. The fact that she is a disabled athlete is by the by. And if you’re tempted to feel any sympathy for her, or her fellow top-class Paralympians, best do it outside their hearing. Indeed the 20-year-old from Christchurch, preparing for the world championships this month, exudes positivity about her life. She’s become a champion of the disabled athlete cause, her profile rising as doors open, including advertising beef and lamb alongside fellow female Olympic medallists Lisa Carrington and Sarah Walker, whom she calls her “fellow iron maidens”. - NZH

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Trevor and Jane, take a bow Coen Lammers EDITOR


he plaudits just keep coming for Trevor and Jane Hurley. The Hurleys are the first to emphasise that this week’s Altrusa International Foundation Community Leadership Award was achieved by a large number of people in the Ashburton community, but the pair deserve to enjoy some personal glory as well. In classic humble fashion, Trevor immediately credited the wider Ashburton community, but it takes one individual or in this case a couple, to get off the couch and actually take action. While many around the district felt genuine pain and compassion for the suffering in Christchurch and were looking for ways to channel their instinct to help their neighbours up the road, Trevor and Jane just did it. They gathered their friends, chucked their barbecue on the back of a trailer and hurried up State Highway One to find people in need. The simple kind act of offering a humble sausage did wonders for the traumatised people in Christchurch. Having lived through the ordeal myself and remembering the stress it put on families, I can tell you that the psychological effect of Trev’s barbecue, and other charitable initiatives was incredible. It gave those stuck in damaged houses without power, water or toilets, a sense of support and realisation that Mid Canterbury and the rest of New Zealand was there to help them through these dark hours. Personally I will never forget the Methven farmer coming down our former street in St Martins with 10,000 litres of deliciously clean water on a trailer which we quickly distributed around the neighbourhood to the elderly who were stuck in their homes. The tank was regularly filled and became an absolutely vital life link for supplying our street with clean water in those first tough weeks. Trevor and Jane’s spur-of-themoment actions soon developed into a full-blown district-wide relief effort with food, clothing, groceries and blankets from the Ashburton community making their way up the road. The Hurleys and many others involved virtually put their professional lives on hold while helping others and this international award is well deserved.



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PowerPoint presentation to mark the occasion of the Guardian’s change of format from broadsheet to compact set me thinking back. When I was a child the daily newspaper in our home was the Guardian, and my parents have probably subscribed since they got married more than 63 years ago. I remember the days when family notices were on the top of the front page, and classified advertisements covered the rest of the page. Inside came the news. Front page news was a long way away, and when it came it was regarded as a huge leap forward. Then there were the photographs. The photographer had a Polaroid camera, and by the time the picture came off the machine which made the plate for the printers, it was a tad blurred, but any picture was better than no picture, and the machine was a massive step forward in terms of technology. I started my career in journalism more than 40 years ago when I got a job at the Guardian. In those days all the journalists had manual typewriters and we had to supply our own. I wish to this day that I’d never parted with my old Olivetti Lettera 32, but the money raised helped fund my OE My first jobs were ringing the Domain each day to collect the previous 24 hours weather figures, and doing a daily piece called something like This Day in History. This involved going upstairs and hauling out the huge

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The Ashburton Guardian newsroom in the early 1990s, in moved from Felicity’s days at the Guardian. incredible racket and I’ll never leather-bound copies of the forget the smell of printer’s ink Guardian from 25 and 50 years The paper boys (they were ago. all boys in those days) rolled I then had to trawl though each paper by hand and bent it and extract a short news piece. into a kink in the middle, so it I loved it, because the old papers were fascinating, and oc- wouldn’t come undone when they biffed it from the bags on casionally I saw names I knew. their bikes into driveways. I could’ve stayed for hours, The guys in the print shop but time was limited, and if were a hard case bunch. I used I got too engrossed the chief to park my Yamaha motor reporter would be yelling up scooter out the back by the the stairs for me. bike shed, and walk through The papers were printed the print shop through to the out the back, and the area was newsroom. marked by the clattering of I walked one lunch time, the linotype machines, with hot and there was no scooter in lead being fed in to make the sight. The printing guys were “slugs” of print. standing around eating their They were then handset into sandwiches and laughing their the pages. The press made an

our old building, was far reheads off. I looked upwards, and following their gaze I saw my motor scooter on the bike shed roof. Looking now at the Guardian’s offices, The Guardian Print building, and all the technology they house. It seems amazing to see things have come so far. As far as I am concerned, the new compact format has a couple of advantages above and beyond the things that have already been said. It’s much easier to read in the bath or in bed, and provides a smaller area to be protected by the arms to ward off the cat when he tries to take over and sit on the precise bit I am reading.

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HMF investors get another payment Investors of the Hubbard Management Fund (HMF) have received a further payment of 5 cents in the dollar from the Capital Return Pool, statutory managers announced yesterday in their Fourteenth Statutory Managers’ Report. “When combined with the first three Capital Return Pool payments, HMF investors have

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$18.1 million.” The statutory managers aim to complete Capital Return Pool payments during the first half of 2014 subject to market constraints. Payments from the Surplus Assets Pool will not commence until all entitlements have been made. “Since our last report we have completed the realisation of the

more readily saleable assets. We are now working on the private equity investments and less liquid assets. “Despite equity markets showing mixed performance over the first six months of the 2013 calendar year, we remain committed to making payments to entitled investors promptly as and when we realise assets.

“Since our last report we have resolved all claims between Mrs Hubbard, the Hubbard family and the statutory managers. This is positive for the investors as it allows the orderly realisation of assets to proceed without possible litigation.” The next report is due in February 2014, covering the period to December 31.


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BNZ Methven marks 110 years The Bank of New Zealand in Methven has celebrated 110 years in service this week. Above is a photo of the original building, with workers and draught horses bringing 113 bags of chaff through the town. After starting out as a receiving agency for the Rakaia store

in 1903, by 1910 Methven needed its own store to serve a growing town and remains the only bank in the town. The BNZ has been on its current Methven site for 109 years. Artefacts on loan from the BNZ Museum have been on display in the store, including

an old uniform, gold weighing scales, historical records, old money boxes, BNZ branded crockery and signage. Staff working at the branch have been there a total of 85 years between them, including Leanne Holmes for 27 years and Irene Duff for 25 years.


Booming beer industry put to test By Ben Chapman-Smith New Zealand’s booming beer industry will be on show this weekend as connoisseurs taste their way through more than 500 brews in the search for the best Kiwi pint. The annual Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand International Beer Awards kicked off in Christchurch yesterday and runs for three days. Judges from all over the world are searching for the best brews available to local consumers. About 60 commercial brewer-

ies from New Zealand and several international breweries have entered a record 530 beers. Interest in the competition has been growing steadily, with the number of entries rising from 465 last year and 445 in 2010. That growth reflected the “vibrant and rapidly expanding diversity” of the brewing industry in New Zealand, said Ralph Bungard, president of the Brewers’ Guild and Three Boys Brewery owner. “Consumers now have access to a remarkable range of beer styles from many diverse brew-

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eries,” he said. “Things have certainly changed for the beer connoisseur in New Zealand - gone are the days where you were lucky if there were a handful of products to choose from.” Last month, the guild released the results of a survey showing the number of breweries in New Zealand had increased from 48 in 2008 to 68 by the end of 2011. The most significant growth was in the number of craft breweries - those under 40,000 litres per annum - which doubled from 15 to 30. -APNZ

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Massive weapons depot blast kills 40 By AlBert Aji And ZeinA KArAm

Ariel Castro (centre), listens to the judge during sentencing in Cleveland. Castro, who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death photo Ap penalty.


Castro jailed for 1000 years By Andrew welsh-huggins And thomAs j. sheerAn

The US man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly now faces life without parole plus 1000 years. One of his victims told him, “’I will live on. You will die a little every day.” Ariel Castro, 53, blamed an addiction to pornography and told the court, “I’m not a monster.” Castro had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault in a case that horrified the US. He apologised, but he claimed

that most of the sex with the women was consensual. He blamed his wife for making him abusive, and he even blamed the FBI, which had questioned his daughter during the search for the women but didn’t question him. “These people are trying to paint me as a monster,” he said. “I’m not a monster. I’m sick.” A deal struck with prosecutors last week spared him from a possible death sentence for beating and starving a pregnant victim until she miscarried. The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. They escaped May 6 when one of them, Amanda Berry,

broke out part of the door to Castro’s house and yelled to neighbours for help. Castro said he knows what he did was wrong, but that he’s not a violent person and that his captives asked for sex and weren’t tortured. Judge Michael Russo dismissed Castro’s claims that the women lived a happy life with him. “I’m not sure there’s anyone in America that would agree with you,” he said. The women described horrific conditions in the home, and prosecutors displayed photos that gave a first glimpse inside the rooms where they lived. In one room, the window was boarded shut, and the door

knobs had been removed and replaced with multiple locks. “You took 11 years of my life away, and I have got it back,” Michelle Knight told Castro on. “I spent 11 years in hell. Now you’re hell is just beginning. I will overcome all this has happened, but you will face hell for eternity.” Knight said she missed her young son every day of her captivity. Knight, 32, did not face Castro as she spoke, but he glanced toward her several times. She was the first woman he abducted in 2002 after he lured her into his house with the promise of a puppy for her son. As Castro was led away, Knight watched, smiling. -AP


Aso refuses to resign over Nazi comment Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso refused yesterday to resign or apologise over remarks suggesting Japan should follow the Nazi example of how to change the country’s constitution stealthily and without public debate. Following protests by neighboring countries and human rights activists, he “retracted” the comments earlier but refused to go further. “I have no intention to step

down” as Cabinet minister of lawmaker, Aso, who is also the deputy prime minister, told reporters. The government also said it is not seeking Aso’s resignation, which some opposition members have demanded. Aso drew outrage for saying Japan should learn from how the Nazi party stealthily changed Germany’s pre-World War Two constitution before anyone realised it. He also suggested that Japanese politicians

should make visits to Tokyo’s Yasukuni war shrine quietly to avoid controversy. Such visits currently take place amid wide publicity and are a sore point for Southeast Asian nations, who suffered under Japanese occupation. Aso said yesterday he was misunderstood and only meant to say that loud debate over whether Japan should change its postwar constitution, and other issues is not helpful.

In retracting his comments, he said it was “very unfortunate and regrettable” that his comments were misinterpreted. Yesterday, Aso said he stands by all his other remarks in the speech made earlier this week in Tokyo to an ultra-conservative audience. Critics of the ruling Liberal Democrats are uneasy over the party’s proposals for revising the US-inspired postwar constitution. - AP

Rebels sent a wave of rockets slamming into regime strongholds in the central city of Homs yesterday, triggering a succession of massive explosions in a weapons depot that killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens, an opposition group and residents said. The attack — one of the most potent against pro-government districts in the area — overshadowed a rare trip by President Bashar Assad to a former opposition bastion outside the capital, Damascus, during which he defiantly vowed in front of troops to defeat the rebels fighting to topple him. The huge explosion in the Homs district of Wadi Dahab delivered a jolt to Assad’s regime, which for weeks has been boasting of achievements against the rebels in the strategic Homs region and the suburbs of Damascus. “The achievements on the ground speak for themselves,” Assad told soldiers in Daraya, a few kilometres south of the capital. “Without you we would all be slaves to the countries that want to subjugate us. But the Syrian people will never be slaves. Not in the past, present or future,” he said. The attack in Homs targeted the neighbourhoods of Zahra, Akrama and Wadi Dahab, which are all populated mostly by Alawites, the same sect as Assad. It showed that rebels fighting to oust Assad are still able to strike back despite significant advances by the military that have bolstered the confidence of the regime. The blasts sent a massive ball of fire and a black mushroom cloud into the sky and caused widespread damage and panic among residents, many of whom are supporters of Assad. Firefighters struggled for two hours to put out the flames. “The first explosion knocked people off their feet,” said one Homs resident, adding that successive smaller explosions lasted for over an hour. He said the blasts were so strong they cracked the walls of some buildings and blew doors and window frames off hinges. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which closely monitors the fighting via a network of activists on the ground, said at least 40 people were killed and 120 were wounded. -AP

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Berlusconi conviction upheld

For the first time in decades of criminal prosecution, a conviction against former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi finally stuck yesterday, leaving the media mogul with a four-year prison sentence for tax fraud with all of his appeals exhausted. But it’s highly unlikely the man who long was Italy’s most powerful politician will actually serve out the sentence behind bars. And while upholding his tax fraud conviction, Italy’s supreme court ordered another

court to recalculate the duration of a ban on holding public office that lower courts had set at five years. That could potentially reduce the time out of the limelight that threatens to interrupt, if not end, Berlusconi’s political career, already tarnished by a sex scandal. Berlusconi, who, at 76, has dominated Italian politics for 20 years, remained defiant, if shaken. In a nine-minute video address, he denounced the sentence “absolutely” baseless, say-

ing it “deprives me of my freedom and political rights,” and insisted he is the innocent victim of “an incredible series of accusations and trials that had nothing to do with reality.” The three-time premier, dressed in his usual doublebreasted suit and seated before the Italian and EU flags, swung between anger and emotion, at times his voice breaking. But he showed little signs of abandoning politics, pledging to revive Forza Italia, the movement he founded and which

swept him into power as the unchallenged leader of Italy’s conservatives. Judge Antonio Esposito, in reading the court’s decision in the name of the Italian people, declared Berlusconi’s conviction and prison term “irrevocable.” But three years of his sentence will be shaved off as part of a general amnesty for crimes committed before 2006 aimed at easing prison crowding. And elderly defendants usually can serve out their sentences under house confinement. -AP

Snowden walks free in Russia to US anger By JIM HEINTZ Defying the United States, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum yesterday, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for weeks in hopes of evading espionage charges back home. The 30-year-old former NSA contractor now has plenty of room to roam throughout the sprawling country and continue the bizarre journey that has already stretched across half the planet — from Hawaii to Hong Kong to the Russian capital. The move infuriated the US administration, which said it was “extremely disappointed” and warned that the decision could derail an upcoming summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The asylum offer places a significant new strain on alreadycorroded relations with Washington amid differences over Syria, U.S. criticism of Russia’s human rights record and other disputes. But Russia appears to have reckoned that ending Snowden’s airport limbo was worth intensifying the political standoff. The






Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena shows a temporary document to allow Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia while speaking to the media after visiting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden at photo Ap Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. decision gives Russia cover to de- by WikiLeaks, which has been aspict itself as a defender of human sisting him, Snowden was quoted rights, pointing a finger to deflect as saying that “over the past eight criticism of its own poor record weeks we have seen the Obama and tough crackdown on dissent. administration show no respect Snowden himself made that for international or domestic law, argument. In a statement issued but in the end the law is winning.”



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The Indian army has killed a dozen suspected rebels in five days of fighting near the highly militarised line dividing disputed Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Indian army spokesman Naresh Vig says the fighting began after soldiers intercepted some militants crossing into a northern part of Indian-held Kashmir from the Pakistani side. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the conflict since 1989. -AP

Protester killed One person was killed and about 15 were wounded when Sri Lanka’s military shot at a protest demanding clean drinking water. At least 4000 protesters had gathered in Weliweriya, some 20 kilometres north-east of the capital, Colombo. A protester who spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing reprisals, said chemical emissions from a factory into water sources has polluted drinking water in about 15 area villages. -AP

Lawmakers brawl Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and threw water at each other yesterday ahead of an expected vote that would authorise a national referendum on whether to finish building a fourth power plant. -AP

Shakira lawsuit out A lawsuit by Shakira’s exboyfriend seeking tens of millions of dollars from the singer was dismissed yesterday by a judge who determined the case should not be heard in California. Antonio de la Rua sued his ex-girlfriend in April stating he was instrumental in her transformation into a global star and seeking more than $100 million. - AP

Police found guilty A Honduran tribunal has convicted four police officers in the 2011 killing of the son of the president of Honduras National Autonomous University and his friend. The tribunal found two of the officers guilty of firing the shots that killed Julieta Castellanos’ 22-year-old son and a 23-year-old friend. All face up to 40 years in prison. -AP



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“I thank the Russian Federation for granting me asylum in accordance with its laws and international obligations,” he said. Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, was shown on Russian television holding a passport-like document issued to Snowden by Russia’s Federal Migration Service and valid for one year. He refused to disclose the former NSA contractor’s whereabouts, telling reporters at the airport: “He now is one of the most sought-after men in the world. The issue of security is very important for him.” In its statement, WikiLeaks said only that Snowden was headed to a “secure, confidential place” after departing Sheremetyevo Airport in a taxi accompanied by the group’s legal adviser, Sarah Harrison. It said Harrison had been with him throughout his 39 days in the airport transit zone. Despite the phalanx of photographers and reporters camped out at the airport, no one apparently saw the former NSA contractor leaving, except for someone who snapped a photo of Kucherena talking to blurry figures whom the attorney later said were Snowden and Harrison. -AP

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03 307 0593 or 0508-453-696 For any enquiries call us today on Ph/Fax 308-8432 Mob 0274 332 259


Continuous Spouting Need new spouting, fascia and downpipes? Give Ben a call for a free quote. All jobs guaranteed.

Manufacturers and installers of continuous spouting, fascia and downpipes. Ben Kruger • Phone 308 4380 or 021 808 739 • email:

North park drive

CLEANErs EXECUTIVE HOME CLEANING (2012) We will clean anything from the mountains to the sea.

Call sandra and the team on 03 307 8184 or 027 292 0180 Home • Commercial • Office

To place a trades & services ad, call 307-7900 or email

EmErgEncy glass rEpairs There when you need us with a Fast reliable service plus No extra call-out fee for urgent after hours work. 11 peter street, ashburton Tel: (03) 308 3918 a/H: (021) 716 157

peter Broome


Clean & Green


FREELAWN LAWN MOWING MOWING FREE Get your lawns mowed on a regular basis by John from John’s Clean & Green Services and after six months I will mow them twice for FREE

Wow what a a deal! Wow what deal! Rotary and ride-on mowing available

Phone John for quote 308 Phone John foraafree free quote 308 39133913

Health connections beauty Toenail Cutting Service

Take Action to help your body build immunity, protect itself from winter ills and chills and bounce back from immune challenges.

In the comfort of your own home.

New to Ashburton. Just $40!

Good Health Viralex Attack

Full soak, toenail trim, file and mini foot massage Sally is in Ashburton every second Friday. Next dates: Friday, August 9 and 23

(60 caps)

Was $64.90 now $39.90

Save $25.00



Ashburton Arcade 308-1815

Due to demand, Sally is also available Wednesday, August 14

Contact: Sally Marchant - Registered Nurse 03 317 9622 or 021 157 8373

Is your skin feeling tired and dry? Debra Curtin - Chiropractor Mon, Wed, Thur 8-5.30pm

André Grob - Chiropractor Tues 9-5.00pm

Ash urton

Chiro ractic

Formerly Curtin Chiropractic

Call Kim today to find out the special rate and to experience a rejuvenating winter facial to hydrate your skin.

Karl Kibler - Chiropractor Fri 9-5.00pm 1st Floor, Smith + Church Buildng Moore St, Ashburton

PH 03 308 9516

Call Ashleigh today and discover how you can get your advertising working for you at a fraction of the cost by being part of ‘Health & Beauty’. Ph 021 892 425 Ashleigh Fraser

MOB: 021 892 425 or O: 307-7975 or 307-7900

Beauty Therapy

17 Peter Street, Ashburton Ph: 308 1255

Treat Your Feet Winter Special Pedicure $40 (normally $50)

Cnr East & Burnett Street Ashburton | 03 307 7411

Classifeds 38 Ashburton Guardian

, 2013 Arts on Tour New Zealand presents

An intimate comedy with an array of endearing characters, complete with wedding dress and cobwebs! With Helen Moulder as Claudia. Directed by Sue Rider, with piano music recorded by Richard Mapp.

NZTrio, New Zealand’s leading piano trio, has thrilled audiences for over ten years with their unique, intimate and exhilarating performances of a fascinatingly diverse repertoire. Justine Cormack, violin; Ashley Brown, cello and Sarah Watkins, piano delight in designing refreshing programmes that match classical masterpieces with brilliant contemporary works – in particular their vast collection of commissions from New Zealand and the Asia Pacific composers – and inspiring people of all walks of life to see classical music as approachable, essential and meaningful. “NZTrio have become a national treasure. Their performances are always slick, intelligent and professional – just as can be expected – however they are also delightfully and refreshingly lacking in pretentious ostentation” Marian Poole – freelance music critic for the NZ Listener and Otago Daily Times, 4 May 2011.

Sunday 15 September 7.30pm Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Fri 16 Aug │7.30pm Tickets $25 each; $20 each for 4 or more.

and browse in our welcomed by helpful

$25 each; $22.50 each for 2 or 3; Groups 4+ @ $20 each. Door sales all $25 Book: Ashburton Trust Event Centre Box Office or

211a Wills Street, Ashburton Phone 307 2010

Are you short of time? ‘Simpli’ email or phone through your order! “ Email for a list of our bulk products.” “ If we don’t have it, we may be able to get it”

ph: 307 6077 eml: Mike and Laurie want to make shopping at Simplifood more convenient.

Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday 10am to 2pm

P 307 6077 F 307 6078 105 Victoria Street, Ashburton

Classifieds Saturday, August 3, 2013


Office Administrator




Duties involve:

the right person for the job

• Assembling and typing quotes and letters • Liaising with clients and suppliers • Invoicing and dispatching duties

Place your job ads with our experienced team

Please email your CV and cover letter to Or call Phil on 307 5870

It is necessary for the successful applicant to have advanced experience with using Microsoft professional programmes etc. We will look forward to a person who enjoys variety and working in a busy atmosphere.


Automotive Technician/Mechanic The successful applicant would be • An experienced mechanic whom is able to work on a broad range of vehicles unsupervised. • WOF certified (although not necessary) • Have a current drivers licence • Be self motivated • Have a tidy appearance • Be great with other staff and customers

View our website:

If this sounds like you apply to David Phone 308 6194 between 8am - 5pm

Tractor Driver Deadline 2pm prior publication day

307 7900

Got something to sell? Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian today for your advertising requirements. 307 7900

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Pannetts Dairies Ltd operates a high input dairy farm milking 900 cows, located at Mitcham. We are looking for an experienced tractor driver to manage the feeding of a total mixed ration diet to the cows, and manage the effluent system and maintain all machinery and stores relating to this position. The position is a senior position and full ownership of the duties is expected. The ideal candidate for this role shall meet the following: • Minimum of five years’ experience operating tractors • Experience in maintaining machinery • Proven ability to manage tasks • Demonstrate ability to interpret and evaluate animals general needs • Excellent numeracy • Hold valid New Zealand drivers licence, minimum of Class 1, 2 Please send a C.V. supplying at least two referees, by August 10, 2013 to: Email: Enquiries in the first instance to Hamish Davidson 027 459 0882


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

Methven Pharmacy, 101 Main Street, Methven. Saturday and Sunday open: 4pm 6pm.


ASHBURTON HOSPITAL GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): This service is for EMERGENCY MEDICAL DAILY, 2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm CARE ONLY. Please remember your 7.30pm Community Services Card. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Emergency phone until 8am Monday CHALMERS WARD - 0800 700 155. (including Assessment, Treatment & Allenton Medical Centre, The Mall, Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. Harrison Street, Ashburton will be the duty MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. practice for Saturday and Sunday until 8am -Husbands and patient’s own children may Monday. They will hold surgery from 10am visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. until 12 noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 -unrestricted visiting. 9139.


COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, For weekend doctor and emergency details unrestricted visiting. please telephone the Rakaia Medical Centre, ph CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted 303 5002. visiting. Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and emergency service. PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. Except in cases of emergency persons


requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners


East Street Pharmacy, 182 East Street, Ashburton. Saturday open from: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Sunday open from: 10am - 12 noon. Saturday and Sunday evenings: 6pm - 7pm.


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.


Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or visit for more information.

Service Workshop Manager Gluyas Ag Centre is a proud locally owned award winning New Holland / Kubota dealer directly servicing the Mid Canterbury area with affiliates in the South Canterbury and North Otago districts. We have an exciting opportunity available for a highly motivated person with excellent organisational skills and a positive attitude to manage the day to day running of our Agricultural service workshop in our brand new purpose built dealership here in Ashburton. As a workshop manager in this successful and progressive dealership you will be reporting directly to the group service / operations manager and running an existing team with a great culture of customer focus and support. The following attributes would be considered essential for this role; • Be a good team player with excellent leadership skills and an attention to detail; • Have a pleasant disposition with good written and verbal communication skills; • Have efficient time management skills and be able to priorities work flow in a high volume environment; • Be efficient in basic computing systems and operations. This is a permanent full time position and a generous remuneration package is available for the right person. An immediate start is available. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work Visa. If you would like the opportunity to make your mark within a company that can offer a long term career path in this exciting stage of expansion then we would very much like to hear from you. Please apply with a copy of your CV before Monday 12th August 2013 to either or Stewart McAtamney, PO Box 144, Ashburton, 7740

Gluyas Ag Centre ASHBURTON

Assistant Calf Rearer Required For the months of August and September. Mornings only for two-three hours. Easy commute from Tinwald.

For further information contact Doug ph 027 499 4813

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency


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) Direct dials to a volunteer. Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message.

ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE Call us free on (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days.


Toll-Free: 0800 353 353


Phone 308 1133. Baring Square East, Ashburton. Sat & Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed Public Holidays.

ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Baring Square East, Ashburton. Ph 308 3167 Saturday-Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Closed Statutory Holidays. Group Bookings by arrangement


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WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm.


ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm POST DELIVERY CENTRES Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm


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


VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 03 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am-12 noon. 24-hour weekend emergencies: Large: Ian Hodge, Laura Scott, Sarah Gorey, Catherine Haywood. Small: Juan Gray. ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 021 657 232, 149 INFORMATION CENTRES Cameron Street Ashburton: The duty vet for ASHBURTON - Sat 10am until 2pm. emergencies this weekend is: Lyn Holmes. Sun CLOSED. Full emergency service all weekend. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, Phone 308-1050. 363 West Street, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: METHVEN - Saturday and Sunday 9am 9am-12 noon. Weekend emergencies: Steve 5.45pm. Phone 302-8955 or Williams. CARE VETS - Ph 03 308 2327, 246 Tancred BUS DEPARTURES Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Street, Saturday clinic: 10am - 2pm. Weekend emergencies: Refer Vet Ent. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 03 307 BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. 5195, Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. Cnr East St & Smithfield Rd, Ashburton. NIMAL ERVICES Saturday clinic 9am-12 noon. Weekend emergencies: Lge: Susan Geddes, Toni DOG, STOCK & NOISE Johnston, Gemma Batchelor, Chris CONTROL McFarlane. Small: Shannon Reeve. Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24 hour service




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

Classifeds 40 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Project Manager

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Greg Donaldson Contracting is an Ashburton based general contracting company, supplying materials and services to the wider Mid Canterbury area. These services range from civil construction to residential and rural works.

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We are looking for a Project Manager to manage assigned projects and sites, along with project teams. The Project Manager is expected to take ownership of projects and the clients required specifications.

Senior Sales Assistant

As a Community Work Supervisor you will oversee and manage up to 10 offenders serving community work sentences on meaningful projects at schools, reserves, community groups, Marae and churches - whatever the community needs.


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Would you like to join New Zealand’s largest rural retailer?

The work is varied; the hours are casual and the preferred candidates would be available to work either or both Saturday and Sunday. A full driver’s licence is essential.

The ideal candidate for this role shall meet the following:  Minimum of five years experience  Experience in all areas of earthmoving – civil  Proven ability to supervise projects  Experience in budget management  Demonstrated ability to interpret, evaluate and analyse plans, diagrams and sketches provided  Excellent computer literacy  Hold a valid New Zealand drivers license, minimum of Class 1


We are looking for a team player who is motivated by a challenge and has a professional manner.

If you are a positive role model with a firm-but-fair management style and you can motivate and work with a variety of people in a variety of situations, then apply now.

You will be responsible for providing efficient and timely service to RD1 customers. Your rural knowledge will be an advantage, coupled with your can do attitude.

We will give you the training and support you need to become part of our team working to make communities safer.

You’ll have: • • • • • •

This is a powerful career choice; making change that matters to individuals, their families and their communities. Vacancy Number CSSR3733 Applications close Friday, 16 August 2013

Please send a C.V., supplying at least two referees, by 23 August 2013 to: Greg Donaldson Contracting Ltd P O Box 439 Ashburton 7740 or Email:

To find out more about this position, please call Trudi on 03 345 6776.

Enquiries in the first instance to Greg Donaldson 0274 326 915.

manages offenders in prison and in the community.

In return we will offer a competitive salary, the opportunity for an incentive, the room and resources to develop your career, and a staff discount.

At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With

If you feel you fit the brief then please apply now!

Corrections you’ll be part of a highly supportive team that

If you have any specific questions contact Mike Rule, Branch Manager, on 027 207 4025 or for the position description please visit

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We are looking for labourers for shift work within the food industry.

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Applicants do not need to be fully qualified as full training is provided for those who join our team of skilful and dedicated people. Full current required.




CV’s to: Kylie Carr

Immediate starts available! Successful candidates must:

Pass drug tests Have clean and tidy appearance Pass an English handwritten test Possess a can do attitude Written reference from employer Have own transport If this role sounds like you please call Blair today!

(03) 308 7038

Guardian Classifieds

307 7900

Rural Operator McDowall Transport Ltd provides a full service rural transport and agricultural operation from its depots in Winton, Browns and Ashburton. Our Ashburton operation is seeking a versatile operator who can operate both tractor and agricultural implements for planting, side row dressing and harvesting, and is an experienced Class 5 truck and trailer driver for cartage of bulk products. If any of these positions sound like you, contact Derek on 0274 464 119 or send your current CV to:


Call the Guardian for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

Must be experienced.


Apprentice client revisions: Diesel Mechanic 1

“Rural Operator Position” McDowall Transport Ltd PO Box 114 WINTON 9741 Email:





$0 $0 $25 $50 $75

Prestige Commercial Vehicles is the PLEASE NOTE: that we have prepared for Freightliner, South Island dealer this advertisement proofBenz based on our underMercedes and Fuso trucks.

Phone Ken standing of the instructions received. the advertisement, cli- on an apprentice We are looking ittois the take 0274 355 697Inent’sapproving responsibility to check the accuracy of in our Ashburton branch who:

Loader Driver

both the advertisement and the media and position nominated. • Has an interest in working with

trucks Cancellation of adverts booked with • Is a practical learner media will incur a media cancellaIs a confident and clear tion fee • of $50. communicator

your contact: Karena • Has good people skills

Please phone 027 254 0407

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Versatile Homes & Buildings Ashburton are looking for a3Hammer 1 hand/builder. NEW LISTING 2

Digger Driver Required

Required to screen shingle etc, truck and trailer licenses required.

A sunny and warm North facing front unit with easy care grounds. This two 3 bedroom unit has been well cared for since new and now offered to the 1 or call 021 975 788 market for the first time. A handy


Intermediate computer skills Strong technical knowledge of rural products Proven customer service experience Physical fitness, as the position will involve heavy lifting A full clean NZ Driver’s Licence A current Forklift Licence (Note that training can be provided).

Methven Shingle Supplies Situations Vacant

• Has a good eye for detail • Has basic computer skills • Has a current driver’s license

Although this position is Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings, the candidate will need to be flexible with their hours to work in with the demands of our customers.

So if you think you are the right person for this role please email your C.V. to Matt

Cook/Kitchen Staff Required

Baler Operator Required

We require someone to help our existing team to cater for our live in staff during the silage season running October 2013 to March 2014

Minimum of 4 years experience.

General cooking abilities required, experience cooking for large numbers would be helpful but not necessary.

October - March

Working weekends will be required on a roster system.

Please contact David

Possibility of flexible hours depending on applicants.

Phone 021 780 169

Must have own transport For more information please call 03 302 5890

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Please apply by email to

Classifieds Saturday, August 3, 2013

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Produce Assistant Early Shift

As our valued staff member is leaving, we have the above full time position available within our store.

TWO SERVICE ADVISORS REQUIRED Customer Focused • Commercial Acumen

• • Can-do-attitude • Clear Communicator

At Ashburton New World, our goal is to “provide our customers with a superior shopping experience” and you could be part of our enthusiastic and motivated team.

and Industry Knowledge Multi-tasker

These are key appointments for our company that will enable our workshop to grow because of the successful applicant’s superior organisational and communication skill’s and their ability to meet and exceed customer expectations on a day-to-day basis.

The successful applicant will need demonstrate the following attributes: • Developed organisational skills • An ability to effectively communicate • Attention to detail and dedication to customer service • Key responsibilities include: • Supporting the Produce Manager • Liasing with suppliers • Managing daily incoming stock • Ensuring stock levels are maintained • Maintaining data input

We are looking for two people in slightly different roles that will co-ordinate each service job, act as a customer advocate, liaise with the service department while at the same time managing and communicating expectations with all parties, all with a smile!

Days/hours will be: • Tuesday to Friday • Saturday

Working very closely with customers and service technicians and with the potential to grow in a dynamic company, this could be your career defining moment.

To apply for this role, forward your written application and CV to: Human Resources Manager P O Box 444 Ashburton 7740

Smallbone Limited is a well respected and successful Vehicle/Truck provider dedicated to delivering outstanding service to our customers. It operates the Isuzu franchise in Mid and South Canterbury and the Holden dealership in Mid Canterbury. Major changes have occurred and there is plenty more to occur as we undergo expansion plans in order to offer our customers an increased range of services. As such Smallbone Limited invites applications from motivated individuals with the relevant experience; to act as a Service Advisor in one of our Ashburton based Service teams.



The successful applicant will require: • Excellent communication and PR skills. • Industry experience and knowledge. • The ability to positively manage situations. • The ability to multi-task and think on your feet. • Time management and superior planning skills. • Team orientated. • Above average computer skills.

The successful applicant will require: • Excellent communication and PR skills. • The ability to positively manage situations. • The ability to multi-task and think on your feet. • Time management and superior planning skills. • To be a self-starter with a proven track record in this field. • The ability to manage targets.

Experience and mechanical knowledge is important. Likewise your team building skills and ability to positively manage situation’s will be to the fore, and will be balanced by a commercial acumen and reality that shows understanding for all parties needs.

This is a role that a person with a positive personality can make their own. While experience would beneficial your team building skills and ability to positively manage situations will be your major strength.

Initial enquiries can be made by contacting Scott Parker by email or by phone 03 307 9400. Applications will close 4pm Friday, August 9, 2013.

Plant Operator – Night Shift



Experienced “Start yesterday!!”

PGG Wrightson Seeds, the largest Seed & Grain business in New Zealand, is looking for a full time Plant Operator to join our Ashburton team. As our Plant Operator you will be responsible for the running of one of our seed dressing machines and preparing seed for our various customers, in an efficient and professional manor. Part of this role will be the need to calculate mixes for seed blends so a good level of maths, reading and writing is essential. Previous experience would be an advantage, but onsite training will be provided.

Please phone or Text 021 293 2391 Rakaia

Cleaner wanted 1½ hours

To be successful in this role you will have a proactive approach, have good attention to detail, be able to work to deadlines, an ability to work without supervision or within a team setting and be physically fit to be able to cope with the demands of the role. A forklift licence is preferred however not essential as training will be provided.

3.30pm start Monday to Friday.

If you have the skills and experience to match this role please email your application to with an up to date CV and covering letter or send your application to Alexis Gray, Human Resources Advisor, PO Box 939, Christchurch 8140.


A full position description is available for this role. Applications close 5pm, 15 August 2013.

Guardian Classifieds

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03.00 am – 12 noon 10.00 am – 06.00 pm

Or e.mail: Applications close: 23rd August 2013


Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy to join our busy building supplies team. The position involves working in our building supplies department as a salesperson. This position is full-time and will include rostered weekends. To be successful, applicants will have: The ability to work well in a team environment F Experience or interest in Trade/DIY F Excellent communication and people skills F Accuracy F Reliability F Ability to use initiative The position offers great job satisfaction, support of the leading Trade and DIY retailer Mid Canterbury and the opportunity to join a team of staff who enjoy working together. In return, we offer fantastic staff buying privileges and solid job security. Please email your CV along with a covering letter to: or post to Lyn Church, Human Resources, Mitre 10 MEGA, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740. All applications remain confidential and close on Friday, August 16, 2013. All applications remain confidential.

Phone Sandra on 307 8184.

Experienced stable hand for busy harness racing stable.

Phone 027 256 4621


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Administration/ Receptionist Position An opportunity is available in our specialist equine practice based in Ashburton for an experienced office administrator/receptionist. The role is varied and duties will include Reception duties Organising vet visits Product sales Stock ordering Inputting debtors, stock purchases, maintaining client records Knowledge of veterinary systems and products is required as this is a position of responsibility and is often sole charge. Hours of work and salary will be negotiable based on experience. Applications to be sent by post or email to: Mountainview Equine 427 West Street, Ashburton 7700. Email by Friday 16 August.

Storage Manager

CDF Ltd grows, harvest and manufactures high quality herb and vegetable leaf products for consumers in the ingredients and health food markets in both NZ and many international markets. An exciting vacancy exists within our team for our Storage Manager. We require a full time enthusiastic, capable person to run our large storage programme and coordinate with both other staff and customers. This person will need excellent spoken and written English, good numeracy and computer skills, be physically active, have a passion for achieving good results and be an innovative thinker. Remuneration negotiable to experience/ suitability For further consideration email your interest to receive a role description to or phone Nina (mobile 0275 666 682 or work 03 302 3817). Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit, and applications, with CV will close on Friday 9 August 2013 at 5pm.

Field Welder/ Serviceman Applicant must be experienced in Stick and Mig welding. Must be able to work unsupervised and have good problem solving skills. Previous pump and manifold experience preferred but not essential. A good sense of humour, a ‘can do’ attitude and New Zealand drivers licence required.

Cleaners Position


Dorie School needs a new cleaner – 10 hours per week, starting Monday, August 26. If you would like to join our great team, please send your C.V. along with a covering letter to

We require someone to assist with the day to day operation of our store. Applicant will have an eye for detail and be able to work independently. Previous store or irrigation experience would be an advantage.

Anthony Dorreen, Principal, Dorie School, 103 Dorie School Road, RD 11, Rakaia Phone 3020862, or e-mail Applications close Friday, August 16.

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For more details please contact Rainer Irrigation on 307 9049

Classifeds 42 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, August 3, 2013



Having a Garage Sale?

Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

Mid-Canterbury Call the Guardian Metal Recycling

for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

Licensed Buyer Dealer

10A McGregor Lane Riverside Estate (Off McNally Street)

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

Trades, Services Trades, Services


Call in and talk to the people that know

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available

KIWIS PICK of the week

Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon


“Locally owned & operated family business for 60 years”

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories for all your repairs and maintenance. Kerrick hot & cold waterblasters & industrial vacuum cleaners. Esseti welders & accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment. POWERBUILT


South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 Email FREEPHONE 0800 452 522


Trades, Services

7hp, 3000rpm. 2.7kW.


Rural Trading Post


Rural Trading Post

180 ROUND bales barley AUGER wanted - Good second hand 50 foot auger. HOME handyman available. straw @ $50 per bale. Ph 302 Preferably with a swing Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 2836 or 027 437 0522. hopper. Ph 027 476 6871. 027-677-1952. WANTED - Deep freeze, medium size, suit dog tucker. PLUMBER / Drainlayer Log Phone 303 9860. fire installations, bathroom and kitchen renovations, WANTED - used Ford, plumbing repairs, hot water Belarus and Massey cylinder replacements. Peter Ferguson tractors in any Young reg. Plumber and condition. Freephone Drainlayer phone 03 307 0800-888-343. 7582 or 027 280 0889.

Trades, Services FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-332-4549 or 308-4226.

ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-476-0203.

HOLDAN Painters available now. Ashburton’s oldest, longest serving, owner, family operated local painting decorating firm. Still going strong. Over 52 years local, professional service. Free quotes. Free advice. Ph 03 308 5193 or 027 204 9709. John Breukelaar. Quality is our motto.

Situations Wanted LOOKING for part/full time work in Ashburton or close to Ashburton. Have Bar Manager Lic, Passenger Service Lic. Also have experience in farm work and office experience. Phone Kate 022 101 6054.

Mid Canterbury Machinery Phone 03 308 9889

FOR HIRE: * Rata & Davidson Subsoilers * Navada Pond Stirrer * Mulchers * Duncan Till Seeder Drill * Hyd Log Splitter * Roller Drill * Gregiore Beeston 5 Mtr Discs * Cellli 2.4Mtr Roto Hoe * Plough Conventional & Reversible


SHED space - wanted short term, shed space for a classic fire engine. Must be lockable, within town boundary. Please contact Richard 027 539 9910.

Rural Trading Post DUE to increased demand short or long term grazing required for yearling heifers, carryover cows and bulls. Contact: John Benefield Phone no. 027 227 6075. LUCERNE Hay, conventional bales, shed stored, good leaf and quality. $10 per bale. Phone 302 3934. LUCERNE Hay, conventional bales, shed stored, good leaf and quality. $10 per bale. Phone 302 3934. MEADOW hay for sale. $6 per bale. Ph 308 9157.

For all subscriber enquiries, missed delivery, new subscriptions, temporary stops, call our subscriber hotline 0800 274 287 0800 ASHBURTON

Daily Events Saturday

9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH. 9.00am Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Church hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street, Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Tinwald. Allens Road.

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

1.30pm R.S.A. Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton.


10.00am ASHBURTON MODEL AERO CLUB. Radio controlled aeroplane flying, weather permitting. Lovett’s Road, off Maronan Road. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Sealy Street. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. All ages service, Park Street. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Service with Rev David Brown, cnr Havelock and Park Streets. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street, Tinwald.

10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping god and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby.

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

12.30pm - 3.30pm STAVELEY MUSEUM. Open, check out the areas history. In the village, Staveley.

7.00pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown. Park Street.

10.00am CARDIAC COMPANIONS. Fortnightly meeting, social exercises and speakers. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street.

Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road.

8.00am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. a good days walking with great views at Diamond Harbour. Meet Ashburton Courthouse. Baring Square West. 8.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.00am ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH.


Holy Communion, Harrison Street, Allenton. 9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Methodist Church Lounge, Baring Square East. 9.30am ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service, 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton.

enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street.

9.00am 9.30am - 10.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes. Senior Centre, Allens Road, Allenton. Cameron Street. 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE 10.00am ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF. INC. Members will host the Lady Vets. Teams For free budget advice and workshop Stableford. Ashburton Golf Club.

10.30am - 11.30am AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road.

1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong counting, all welcome. Waireka Crouqet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allen’s Road.

2.00pm CAVENDISH CLUB. Tell your favourite handy hint. 31 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

5.00pm ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Evensong, Park Street.

7.30pm CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish Centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets. 7.30pm TINWALD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers welcome, Tinwald Hall, Graham Street.

Classifieds Saturday, August 3, 2013 Public Notices

Plants, Produce

Business Wanted/Sell




N.Z Grapefruit Seedless Oranges 1.5kg Nadine Potatoes 10kg Brussel Sprouts 500gm

The Transport Agency is seeking the views of the AND UPDATE The NZROAD Transport Agency wishes to advise the Ashburton Community on the proposed changes following motorway will be closed: to the Walnut Avenueon-ramp intersections with State Highway 1 Motorway and East Street and new entrance to Southern (SH1) St aMarks Rd the Ashburtonfrom Domain. southbound 7am Saturday 30 June until The Transport Agency 7pmNZ Sunday 8 July 2008 wishes to advise the following motorway on-ramp will be closed: An open day is to be held: This closure will allow for the ramp to be Tuesday, August Southern Motorway St Marks Rdto be widened6to two lanes(SH1) and ramp signals 12:00 – 2.30pm and7am 5.00signals – 7.30 will pm30 southbound from Saturday June installed. However the not be until 7pm Sunday July this 2008 Domain Pavillion activated until8 later year. Motorists are advised to follow the signposted detours. This closure will allow for the ramp to be Members of project team willsignals be present widened to the two lanes and ramp to beto In the event of bad weather or any unforeseen discuss theHowever project to seek feedback the installed. the signals will befrom for circumstances, thisand closure may benot extended community. activated later this year. one to twountil extra days. The NZMotorists Transportare Agency advised to follow thethe signposted detours. The project includes installation of traffic regrets any inconvenience caused. lights to replace the existing roundabout at the In the event of bad weather or any unforeseen Walnut Avenue/SH1 upgrading circumstances, this intersection, closure may be extendedthe for Walnut Street (toAgency traffic one to Avenue/East two extra days. Theintersection NZ Transport lights in the term), andcaused. options for a new regrets any long inconvenience entrance to the Domain.

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Livestock, Pets


animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626. CORGI puppies for sale. Phone 307 0007.

Motoring 2004 MITSUBISHI Lancer S/W. High km’s, good runabout. $3,500. Text or call 022 151 9125. SUBARU Legacy SW, dark blue, 123,781kms, 1999, 5 speed manual, great condition. New cambelt 5,000kms ago. Reg and warranted, mags, low profile tyres, non turbo. Please phone 308 6459 or 027 757 1115. 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.

Meetings, Events Ashburton College Cricket Club Annual General Meeting Turret Room, Menorlue Tuesday, August 13, 7.30pm All interested people encouraged to attend.


Road The Green Grocer Main SouthTinwald

Fresh Fruit & Vege


Board of Trustees Election

12:45:57 PM

Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results

Mt Somers Station TRAILRIDE Sunday, August 4 Sign posted from Mt Somers Easy main loop. Enquiries phone Brendan 027 432 8457 Paul 027 452 9666 Or for more information.

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.

Hire FUNCTION / party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am 5.00pm; Sunday 8am 12.30pm. Ph: 308-8061, A/h: 308-7460.

Birthday Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Ashton McGrath Happy 9th Birthday. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Tamara and Millar. Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

Creative Cupcake Classes

Parent representative votes: Austin, Brent 26 Farnell, Mike 24 Homer, Abby 23 Invalid Votes 0 I hereby declare the following duly elected: Brent Austin Mike Farnell Staff representative: Due to only one nomination presented there was no election required so I hereby declare Glenys Donnelly duly elected. Lynley Mackenzie Returning Officer

AGM Meeting August 12, 2013, 7.30pm Tinwald Clubrooms Melcombe Street Please support your club All members welcome


FLOAT hire - single, double and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & Feed. Phone 308-3422 anytime. GRAZING wanted - 260 yearling Sept-April, 200 yearlings Aug-April. New graziers for Dec. Phone Greg 027 378 6314, Canterbury Grazing Ltd. LONG term grazing available. Carew area. (On weight gain) for approx 140 heifers. Medium term grazing available also. Call Stockbrokers 027 272 1414.

Guardian Classifieds

August 24 & 25

Call Kitchen Kapers for more information 308 8287 The Arcade, Ashburton

$1.99kg $2.99bag $5.99bag $1.99bag


12:45:57 PM

Meetings, Events

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Specials available from 30/07 - 06/08

Meetings, Events

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Lost, Found Hello Everyone, My name is Kristal and on the morning of August 1, I lost my sewing project between Farm road and Harrison Street walking to school. It’s a blue and black satin corset which was nearly finished. If you have picked it up or know anything about it could you please return it to the Ashburton College office or 55 Farm Road please my number is 027 8867 9424. Thank you, Kristal

Garage Sales

GARAGE sale - Freezer, wall unit, 3 seater couch and plenty of bits and pieces. 34 Wakanui Rd from 8.30am Saturday, August 3. GARAGE Sale. Queens Drive, sign out. Saturday, 8am. Everything cheap, starting at $1!! TRELLECH Place. Today, Saturday, 8am - 11am. Crockery, curtains, Rimu vanity units, push mower and lots more for sale. Check us out!!

For Sale

FIREWOOD dry Bluegum $250, green Bluegum $150, green Larch $140. All per 3 cubic meters. Split and delivered. Ph Tim Boyd Elite Firewood Ltd. FIREWOOD - old man pine, dry and under cover. Four and six metre loads. Phone Ron Harris. 0274-652-122

Looking for a new, dynamic challenge with stable returns and growing client numbers?

The Coffee Guy Ashburton franchise could be what you are after! The past five years have seen this solid business grow exponentially with further growth anticipated. With a Monday – Friday spot outside the Ashburton Domain and event bookings a year in advance, this is a great genuine business opportunity for someone looking for an exciting, new, on-the-go challenge. Featuring two self sufficient vans which are able to dispense coffee anywhere and a fantastic client base to work with, this is an opportunity not to be missed!


Accommodation, Rental

Financial records available. If you are sincerely interested please phone either Kevin on 021 1193 447 or Lorraine on 021 024 72591

AVAILABLE RENTALS 74 Melcombe Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS510 $330 per week 3 Burton Place Three Bedrooms Web ID AS517 $350 per week 14 Kitchener Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS529 $320 per week 34 Miller Avenue Three Bedrooms Web ID AS530 $350 per week Central Location Four Bedrooms $410 per week Allenton Location Three Bedrooms $360 per week References required

Michelle 027 77 66 497 Alana 0274 736 825

Guardian Classifieds

Church Services Jubilee Christian Fellowship

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts,

Phone 308 5409 10am Every Sunday Website 10am All Welcome Morning Service

Your faith will be Speaker: strengthened today!! Pastor David Jensen 206 Cameron Street Life 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Creche Available Ph 308 7511 Meeting and lunch to follow

307 7900

Celebrate and honour your loved ones

6.00pm House of Prayer


Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting Better in Blue

Accommodation, Rental

MORRISON reel type electric mower. 40cm cut, Century 12 FLAMATES wanted for new 4 volt deep cycle battery. $300. bedroom home on lifestyle block. Move in first week in Ph: 03 302 8719. September. Animals OLD mad pine logs - $45 per negotiable. Please phone tonne. Split Macrocarpa 027-208-7536. $150. Green bluegum $150. Green old man pine $120. FOR rent: three bedroom Both 3.6m3. Shane James brick home with garage. No pets. $300 per week. 303 7063. Available August 13. Ph POTATOES: Rua. $30 bag 027 480 5662. delivered. Phone 308 5972. LANDLORDS. Don’t leave SCOOTER’S - new and the management of your secondhand three and four valuable asset in the hands wheel electric scooters and of a company that’s primary wheel chairs. Call Fred income is from selling Property Reddecliffe at Electric properties. Mobility Ashburton today. management is our sole focus 24/7. Contact B&N Phone 308-3602 Properties Ltd now, 0800 111 Adult Entertainment 252 ASIAN - absolutely new to PROFESSIONAL male town. Thai sexy body, busty relocating requires town 38DD, very good massage. house from late August. Ph 021 137 9869. Phone 03 942 1008. CINDERELLA, available TWO bedroom partly everyday, genuine calls only, furnished flat. Sunny, with no texting please. Phone heat pump. Contact 021 324 021 0233 9259. 529. STARR 20, size 9 DD bust, European/Hawaiian. Honey 27, size 6 C bust, Italian born, lingerie model. Ph 021 565 307 7900 126.

Guardian Classifieds

10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome Enquiries Phone 308-8699

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm We hope to see you this Sunday!

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

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

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

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

190 East Street Ashburton Phone 308 8945

10.30am Worship

Every Sunday 63 Princes Street All Welcome

Minister: Rev David Bayne Ph 307 7355

Call the Guardian for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

Television 44 Ashburton Guardian


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6am Te Karere 3 2 0 6:30 Country Calendar 3 0 7am Rural Delivery 7:30 Fair Go 3 0 8am The Claim Game 8:30 60 Minute Makeover 3 9:30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus PGR 3 Noon There’s No Taste Like Home 1pm Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook 3 0 1:30 Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals 3 0 2pm The Chase 3 0 3pm Four Weddings PGR 3 0 4pm First Crossings 3 Kevin and Jamie embark on the first exploration of the Motu River, retracing the route of the Fisher brothers in 1920. 0 5pm Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 3 0 6pm One News 0

6am Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:25 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Pocoyo 3 0 6:40 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 7:05 Stitch! 3 0 7:25 Matt Hatter Chronicles 0 7:50 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 8:15 Generator Rex 3 0 8:40 Sym-Bionic Titan 3 0 9:05 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 9:10 Adventure Time PGR 3 0 9:35 Regular Show PGR 0 10am Totes Maori 10:30 Neighbours Omnibus 3 0 1pm Shipwrecked – The Island PGR 2pm N The Amazing Race Australia PGR 0 3:40 Mad 3 0 3:50 Dream Home 3 0 4:55 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:25 According To Jim 3 0 6pm Wipeout USA 0 7pm Country Calendar 0 7pm Dream Home – Offcuts 0 7:30 Coasters 0 7:30 The Voice Australia 0 8pm Dishing Up Australia with 8pm L Lotto Al Brown 0 This week’s Lotto draw. 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder 8:05 The Voice Australia Mysteries AO 0 Continued. 0 9:45 M Dr No PGR 1963 Action. 9:40 M The Ex AO 2006 In the first Bond spy classic, Comedy. A slacker must Secret Agent 007 is sent to work for his father-in-law Jamaica to thwart a fanatical after his pregnant wife leaves scientist’s world-threatening her high-paying job. Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason scheme. Sean Connery, Ursula Bateman. 0 Andress. 0

11:55 M Run Fat Boy Run AO 2007 Comedy Drama. Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria. 0 1:55 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:55 Infomercials 5:30 The Key Of David

CHOICE TV 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8am Gardeners World 8:30 Room Crashers 9am New Zealand Food Culture 9:30 Off The Eaten Track 10am Location, Location, Location 11am West End Salvage 11:30 What’s Really In Our Food Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Storage Hoarders 1:30 Better Homes And Gardens 3pm Gardeners World 3:30 Bondi Vet 4pm My Dream Home 5pm Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 5:30 Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 6pm Carter Can 6:30 Belfast Zoo 7pm Lonely Planet – 1000 Ultimate Experiences 7:30 Natural World PG Eye for an Elephant. 8:30 Occupation AO 2009 (Miniseries) James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown. 9:30 Fairytales AO 10:30 Bondi Vet 11pm My Dream Home


Midnight Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 12:30 Belfast Zoo 1am Natural World Eye for an Elephant. 2am Lonely Planet – 1000 Ultimate Experiences 2:30 Blokes AO 3am Occupation AO 2009 (Miniseries) James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown. 4am Fairytales AO 5am Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 5:30 Carter Can

Saturday, August 3, 2013

11:30 M I Could Never Be Your Woman PGR 2007 Romantic Comedy. Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Tracey Ullman. 0 1:25 M Feast Of Love AO 2007 Drama. Morgan Freeman. 3:20 The Celebrity Apprentice 3 0 5:05 Totes Maori 3 5:30 It Is Written 3

TV THREE 6am Charles Stanley 6:30 Gone Fishin’ 3 7am Outdoors With Geoff 3 7:30 Knight Rider 3 8:30 Infomercials 9:30 The Nation 10:25 Both Worlds 11am 3rd Degree 3 Noon The Little Couple 3 12:30 The Little Couple 3 1:05 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills PGR (Starting Today) 3 2:05 Pregnant In Heels (Starting Today) 3 3:05 The New Normal PGR 3:40 House Rules 3 5pm Outdoors With Geoff Geoff Thomas showcases the outdoors in New Zealand and abroad. 5:30 Fishing Show 6pm 3 News 7pm Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals 0 7:30 Ice-Road Truckers PGR Lisa takes on the biggest haul of her career; a promotion may be on the line. 0 8:30 SVU AO An actress’s sexual assault is mistaken for a performance by a theatre audience. 0 9:30 Blue Bloods AO 0 10:25 Outrageous Fortune AO 3 0

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Rocko’s Modern Life 3 7:30 Invader Zim 3 7:55 All Grown Up 3 8:20 Scaredy Squirrel 3 8:40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 – Fused 3 9:05 Redakai 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Bryan And Bobby 3 3:40 Pukana 2 4:05 What’s Up Warthogs 3 4:35 Kenan And Kel 3 5:05 Mr Young 3 5:30 Big Time Rush 3 6pm The Simpsons 3 0 6:30 M Beethoven’s 2nd PGR 3 1993 Comedy. Beethoven the St Bernard dog becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dog-napped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate. 0 8:20 F The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills PGR 9:20 Millionaire Matchmaker PGR Patti’s clients are a rambunctious art-gallery owner and a recently divorced doctor, both of whom are seeking a redheaded woman. 10:20 Excused AO 10:45 Million-Dollar Cash Game PGR

11:25 Criminal Intent AO The 11:45 Infomercials detectives investigate a hacker’s murder, which may be tied to a conflict between two private security companies. 12:25 Infomercials 5am Hillsong 5:30 Charles Stanley


6am L Golf – World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational – Round Two. From Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. 10am Golf – Women’s British Open (Highlights) Round Two. 11am Golf World 11:30 Road To The Super Rugby Final 12:30 Cricket – International (Replay) England v Australia – Third Test, Day Two. 2:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Semi-final One – Chiefs v Crusaders. 4:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Semi-final Two – Bulls v Brumbies. From Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, South Africa. 6:30 L Rugby – Super Rugby Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. 7pm Storage Wars Dave arrives 10pm Rugby – Super Rugby in a truck big enough for a (Replay) large household unit; Barry Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. continues to march to the From Waikato Stadium, beat of his own drum, scoring Hamilton. with a rock-and-roll legend. 7:30 Secret Millionaire UK PGR 8:35 Wife Swap UK AO 9:40 Super Rugby

6am Home Shopping 11:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? UK 3 12:15 Rugby League – NRL Championship (Highlights) Round 20. 12:45 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus 3 2:45 Must Be The Music 3 4:25 Madagascar 3 On the east of Madagascar, where mountains rise from the Indian Ocean, live ringtailed lemurs, jewelled geckos, and predatory wasps. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Conviction Kitchen With one position left to be filled in the kitchen of his new restaurant, Conviction, Chef Curley goes to a correctional centre where he and the inmates cook a meal to share.

11:40 Rugby League – NRL Championship (Delayed) Warriors v Sharks. 1:30 Home Shopping

MAORI TV 10am Toku Reo 3 2pm Waka Ama 3 2:30 Code 3 3:30 Rugby – Fox Memorial Shield Play-off. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Tepu 3 2 6:30 Joe’s World On A Plate Mana Maori Motuhake. 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 M Dragonheart AO 1996 Fantasy. When a young king is wounded in battle, he is saved by

THE BOX 6am Criminal Minds 16VS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Fear Factor M 8:10 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 10:15 Raw MC 1:10 24 Marathon MVLS 4:30 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 7pm The Simpsons PG When Homer’s mother returns to Springfield, she asks Homer for his forgiveness. 7:30 Lie To Me MV Cal investigates the leader of a self-help empire. Things get personal as he suspects the group of threatening him and his daughter. 8:30 Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 9:30 WWE Hall Of Fame MC 10:40 The Unit MV 11:35 Chuck MVS


12:30 24 Marathon MVLS 3am Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 3:50 Chuck MVS 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 The Simpsons PG


12:30 Golf – World Golf Championship (Highlights) Bridgestone Invitational – Round Two. 1:30 L Golf – Women’s British Open Round Three. From the Old Course, St Andrews Links, Scotland. 5am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay)

SKY SPORT 2 the healing powers of a dragon. Some years later, a dragon slayer and the dragon must save the kingdom from the now evil king. Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Dina Meyer. 9:20 N Journey To The West Chinese fantasy series adapted from the classic novel of the same title. Dubbed in te reo Maori. 10:20 Homai Te Pakipaki 3 Beethoven's 2nd 11:20 Te Kaea 3 2 6:30pm on FOUR 11:50 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6:30 Mythbusters PG Vodka Myths. 7:30 Mythbusters PG Steel-Toe Amputation. 8:30 ET Fishing Escapes PG 9:30 Ultimate Fish – Murray Cod PG 10:30 Deadliest Catch PG 11:30 Top Hooker PG 12:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 1:30 Mythbusters PG 2:30 Auction Kings PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 American Guns M 4:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG 5:30 River Monsters Goes Tribal PG 6:30 Backyard Oil PG 7pm Auction Kings PG 7:30 Yukon Men M 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 10:30 Extreme Smuggling M 11:30 Shadow Ops PG


12:30 Auction Hunters PG Reel Money. 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Man v Wild PG 2:30 Man v Wild PG 3:30 Man v Wild PG 4:30 Man v Wild PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG

SKY MOVIES 7am Queen Sized PGL 2008 Drama. 8:30 One For The Money MVL 2011 Comedy. Katherine Heigl. 10:05 Chronicle MV 2012 Sci-fi. Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 11:30 Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 MVS 2011 Fantasy Drama. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. 1:25 Like Crazy MLS 2011 Drama. Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin. 2:55 Fright Night MVL 2011 Horror. Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell. 4:40 Cowboys And Aliens MV 2011 Action. Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford. 6:40 Here Comes The Boom MVL 2012 Comedy. Kevin James. 8:30 The Descendants ML 2011 Drama. George Clooney, Shailene Woodley. 10:30 Premium Rush MVL 2012 Thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon.


Midnight Faces In The Crowd 16V 2011 Horror. Milla Jovovich. 1:45 Making Of Safe House MVL 2:10 Fright Night MVL 2011 Horror. 3:55 Like Crazy MLS 2011 Drama. 5:25 Cowboys And Aliens MV 2011 Action. Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford.

6am The Ultimate Fighter Aussie v UK. 7am Grassroots Rugby 8am Cricket – International (Replay) England v Australia – Second Test, Day Two. The last two hours from Old Trafford in Manchester. 10am Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) London, Day One. Madagascar 11am Athletics – IAAF Diamond 4:25pm on Prime League (Highlights) London, Day Two. MOVIES GREATS Noon Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) 6am Office Space ML 1998 Comedy. 12:30 L Rugby League – Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. Holden Cup Warriors U20 v Sharks 7:30 Mrs Doubtfire PGL 1993 Comedy. Robin Williams, Sally Field. U20. From Mount Smart Stadium in 9:35 Spider-Man 2 MV 2004 Action. Auckland. 2:30 L Rugby League – Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. Warriors Cup Final. St Paul’s 11:50 A History Of Violence 18VS 2005 Crime. Viggo Mortensen, Maria College v Kelston Boys High School. 4:30 L Rugby League – NRL Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt. 1:25 Office Space ML 1998 Comedy. Warriors v Sharks. From Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. 7pm L Rugby League – NRL 2:55 Labyrinth 1986 Adventure. Eels v Sea Eagles. From Parramatta David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly. 4:40 Unbreakable MV 2000 Thriller. Stadium in Parramatta, NSW. 9:30 L Rugby League – Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson. 6:30 Crimson Tide ML 1995 Action. NRL Cowboys v Rabbitohs. From Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman. 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville. 11:30 Rugby League – NRL 8:30 50 First Dates MS 2004 (Replay) Warriors v Sharks. From Comedy. A Hawaiian vet who Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. falls for a woman with short-term memory loss finds that he must SUNDAY woo her every day all over again. 1:30 Rugby League – NRL Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. (Replay) Cowboys v Rabbitohs. From 10:10 Zodiac 16V 2007 Crime. 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo. 3:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) SUNDAY 4am L Golf – World Golf 12:45 Crimson Tide ML 1995 Championships Bridgestone Action. Denzel Washington. Invitational – Round Three. From 2:40 Labyrinth 1986 Adventure. Firestone Country Club in Akron, 4:20 Zodiac 16V 2007 Crime. 6:55 Unbreakable MV 2000 Thriller. Ohio.

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6am Rural Delivery 3 6:30 Sunday 3 0 7:20 Tagata Pasifika 3 7:50 Praise Be 8:20 Attitude Today, meet a high achieving trainee teacher, and representative of New Zealand in wheelchair rugby. 0 8:50 Q+A Local political affairs programme. 9:50 Marae Investigates Scotty Morrison and Miriama Kamo look at issues that affect all New Zealanders, from a Maori perspective. 10:20 Waka Huia Waka Huia profiles two of the last reo Maori Kuia in Whanganui. 0 10:50 Neighbourhood 0 11:20 Coronation Street Omnibus 0 1:35 The Voice Australia 3 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Sunday 0 8pm The Food Truck Chef Michael van de Elzen must think outside of the box on how to create healthy German takeaways for the crowds at the Auckland Beer Festival. 0 8:30 Call the Midwife PGR 0 9:40 Mr Selfridge PGR 0 10:40 Winners and Losers PGR 3 0

6am Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 30 6:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 7am What Now? 10am Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 3 0 Noon Honey, I Shrunk The Kids PGR 3 1989 Rick Moranis. 0 2pm The Lying Game PGR 0 3pm The Neighbours 3 0 4pm Ellen 4:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 30 5pm Hart Of Dixie Zoe tries to keep things casual with Wade, but becomes jealous after seeing him with another woman; Lavon reluctantly agrees to let Lemon be his campaign manager. 0 6pm Girl v Boy 0 6:30 The War At Home 3 0 7pm Neighbours at War PGR 0 7:30 The Big Bang Theory PGR 3 0 8pm Mike and Molly PGR 0 8:30 M Bad Teacher AO 2011 Comedy. Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake. 0 10:20 M The Haunting in Connecticut PGR 2009 Drama. Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner.

6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong 7am Charles Stanley 8am The Nation 9am Three60 9:30 Think Tank 10am Home And Away Omnibus 0 11:55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 1pm King Of Dirt 3 1:30 King Of Dirt 3 2pm 111 Emergency PGR 3 0 2:30 Noise Control PGR 3 0 3pm Motorsport – New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix From Taupo. 3:25 Motorsport – The Classic Rally Of Otago 3:50 Motorsport – Speedway Grand Prix Round five from Cardiff. 5pm Wild Life At The Zoo 0 5:30 Big Angry Fish PGR 6pm 3 News 7pm M Ice Age PGR 3 2002 Animated. Voices of Ray Romano, Jack Black, Dennis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Cedric The Entertainer. 0 8:45 Best of The Graham Norton Show PGR 3 9:45 Would I Lie to You? UK AO 10:25 M United 93 AO 3 2006 Drama. David Basche, Trish Gates. 0

11:40 Q+A 3 Local political affairs programme. 12:50 Call 911 PGR 3 1:20 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:30 Infomercials 5:30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory

12:25 The Walking Dead AO 3 0 2:05 Final Witness AO 3 0 2:50 Infomercials 3:25 20/20 3 Local current affairs programme. 0 4:10 It Is Written 3 4:40 Anderson Live 3 5:30 Infomercials

12:45 Infomercials 11:50 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV

CHOICE TV 6am Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 6:30 Christ Embassy. 7am My Dream Home 8am Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 8:30 Carter Can 9am Days Of Our Lives Omnibus PGR Noon Natural World 1pm Belfast Zoo 1:30 Bondi Vet 2pm Lonely Planet – 1000 Ultimate Experiences 2:30 Saturday Cookbook 3:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 4pm Cheese Slices 4:30 Our Food 5:30 The Story Of Wales 6:30 N2K PGR 7pm Big Dreams, Small Steps Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. This month, Rhys Darby, Kerre Mclvor (nee Woodham), Boh Runga, Juliette Haigh, Mahe Drysdale and World Vision CEO Chris Clarke will – in the famous words of Sir Ed – knock the b@*%^!# off. 7:30 Storage Hoarders 8:30 Desperate Romantics AO 10:30 Our Food 11:30 Saturday Cookbook


12:30 N2K PGR 1am The Nutters Club AO Hosted by Mike King. 1:30 Storage Hoarders 2:30 Desperate Romantics AO 4:30 Big Dreams, Small Steps 5am Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 5:30 Cheese Slices

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Rocko’s Modern Life 3 7:30 Invader Zim 3 7:55 All Grown Up 3 8:20 Scaredy Squirrel 3 8:40 Go, Diego, Go! 3 9:05 Wonder Pets 3 9:30 Dora The Explorer 3 9:55 Sticky TV Omnibus Noon Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Bryan And Bobby 3 3:40 Pukana 2 4:05 What’s Up Warthogs 3 4:30 Victorious 3 5pm Mr Young 3 5:30 The Suite Life On Deck 3 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 0 7pm Raising Hope PGR 7:30 Top Chef PGR 8:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR 3 9pm Rules of Engagement PGR 3 9:30 Rob AO 9:55 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia AO 10:25 The League AO 3 10:55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend


THE BOX 6am 24 Marathon MVLS 9:20 The Unit MV 10:10 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 12:15 Lie To Me MV 1:05 Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 1:55 WWE Hall Of Fame MC 3pm Raw MC 5:45 WWE Main Event MC 6:45 SmackDown! MC 8:30 Camelot 16VLS Disguised as Igraine, Morgan causes chaos at Camelot, while the real Igraine eventually escapes. 9:30 Falling Skies MV The Second Mass pushes on to Charleston, but some are still grieving the group’s recent losses; Weaver learns more about Tector’s background before the invasion. 10:30 Monk PGV 11:30 WWE Main Event MC


12:25 SmackDown! MC 2:05 Camelot 16VLS 3am Falling Skies MV 3:50 Family Business 18S 4:20 Monk PGV 5:10 Lie To Me MV


6am Religious Programming 10:30 Sport Box Noon Rugby League – NRL Championship (Highlights) Eels v Sea Eagles. 1pm Hot Property 3 1:30 Getaway 3 2pm Grassroots Rugby 2:55 The Magicians PGR 3 4pm Super Rugby (Highlights) 5pm The View From River Cottage 3 Hugh turns the rabbits eating his lettuces into bunny burgers for the local farmers’ market, and spit-roasts a Roe deer for a wedding feast. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6:30 Nigella Bites 3 Nigella Lawson turns her attention to family food, including recipes to encourage children to eat their greens. 7pm Storage Wars 7:30 Top Gear PGR 8:45 Weekend Murders – Thorne: Scaredy Cat AO Thorne’s investigation into the murder of a mother killed in front of her son, turns into a case of power and submission, with two copycat killers on the loose.

7:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Warriors v Sharks. 8am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Eels v Sea Eagles. 10am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Cowboys v Rabbitohs. Noon Golf – World Championship (Highlights) Bridgestone Invitational – Round Three. 1pm Cricket – International England v Australia – Third Test, Day Three. 3pm Surfing – ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (Highlights) 3:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) 4pm Red Bull Chronicles 4:30 Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) 5:30 Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) 6:30 Red Bull Chronicles 7pm Cricket – International (Highlights) England v Australia – Third Test, Day Three. From Old Trafford in Manchester. 7:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. 10pm Sky Sport – What’s On 10:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Raiders v Storm.

11:25 Killing Time AO 3 Based on the life of Australian Lawyer Andrew Fraser, who, after defending controversial criminals, lost everything and spent five years in prison for drug smuggling. 12:30 Home Shopping

12:30 Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) 1am Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) 1:30 L Cycling – RideLondonSurrey Classic 5:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights)

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 Series using drama to teach te reo Maori. 2 1:30 Rugby – Fox Memorial Shield Play-off. 3:30 UK Super League 3 London v Leeds. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Waka Huia 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 My Country Song Waihi. 8:30 N Ans Westra – Private Journeys: Public Signposts AO Film exploring the life of Dutch

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SKY SPORT 2 10am Golf – Women’s British Open (Highlights) Round Three. From the Old Course, St Andrews Links, Scotland. 11am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. 1:30 L Rugby League – Holden Cup Raiders U20 v Storm U20. From Canberra Stadium in Canberra. The Food Truck Ice Age 3:30 L Rugby League – NRL 8:00pm on TV One 7:00pm on TV3 Raiders v Storm. From Canberra Stadium in Canberra. DISCOVERY SKY MOVIES MOVIES GREATS 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Mythbusters PG 7:20 Making Of Tower Heist 7:35 6:55 Unbreakable MV 2000 Thriller. 6:30 Golf – Women’s British Open (Highlights) Round Three. From Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson. Here Comes The Boom MVL 2012 7:30 Mythbusters PG the Old Course, St Andrews Links, Comedy. Kevin James, Salma Hayek. 8:40 50 First Dates MS 2004 8:30 Shadow Ops PG Scotland. Comedy. Adam Sandler, Drew 9:25 Premium Rush MVL 2012 9:30 The Big Brain Theory PG 7:30 Golf – World Golf Barrymore, Rob Schneider. 10:30 River Monsters Goes Tribal PG Thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Championships (Highlights) 10:55 The Making Of Safe House 10:20 Crimson Tide ML 1995 Action. 11:30 Extreme Smuggling M Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman. Bridgestone Invitational – Round 12:30 Heroes Of Hell’s Highway PG MVL 12:20 Zodiac 16V 2007 Crime. Jake Three. From Firestone Country Club 1:30 Heroes Of Hell’s Highway PG 11:20 The Descendants ML 2011 in Akron, Ohio. Drama. George Clooney. Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo. 2:30 Heroes Of Hell’s Highway PG 8:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) 1:15 Harry Potter And The 2:55 The Chronicles Of Narnia 3:30 Extreme Smuggling M Warriors v Sharks. From Mount Smart Deathly Hallows Part 2 MV 2011 – The Lion, The Witch And The 4:30 Extreme Smuggling M Stadium in Auckland. Adventure. Daniel Radcliffe. Wardrobe PG 2005 Adventure. 5:30 Extreme Smuggling M 10:30 Motorsport – FIA World 3:25 This Means War MVLS 2012 Tilda Swinton. 6:30 Extreme Smuggling M Rally Championship (Highlights) Comedy. Reese Witherspoon. 5:15 Napoleon Dynamite PGC 2004 7:30 American Gangs M Day Two, Finland. From Jyvaskyla, 5:05 Rise Of The Planet Of The Comedy. Jon Heder, Jon Gries. 8:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG Finland. Apes MV 2011 Action. James Franco. 6:45 16 Blocks MVL 2006 Crime 9:30 Backyard Oil PG 11pm Golf – World Golf 6:50 Gone MVL 2012 Thriller. Action. Bruce Willis, Mos Def. 10pm Auction Kings PG 65 Amanda Seyfried. 8:30 The Beach 16VLS 2000 Thriller. Championships (Highlights) Mustang; Vintage Lunch Boxes. Bridgestone Invitational – Round 8:30 The Watch 16VLS 2012 Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Carlyle, 10:30 American Guns M Three. Comedy. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn. Tilda Swinton. 11:30 Auction Kings PG 10:15 Killer Elite 16VL 2011 Action. 10:30 Metro 16VL 1997 Action. MONDAY MONDAY Jason Statham, Clive Owen. Eddie Murphy, Kim Miyori. Midnight Golf – Women’s British Midnight Auction Hunters PG Open (Highlights) Round Three. MONDAY MONDAY 12:30 Sons Of Guns M 1am L Golf – Women’s British 12:10 The Girl With The Dragon 12:30 The Chronicles Of Narnia 1:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Tattoo 16VLS 2011 Thriller. Open Round Four. From the Old – The Lion, The Witch And The Wade PG Course, St Andrews Links, Scotland. 2:45 Harry Potter And The Wardrobe PG 2005 Adventure. 2:30 Top Hooker PG Deathly Hallows Part 2 MV 2011 2:50 Napoleon Dynamite PGC 2004 5am L Golf – World Golf 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG Adventure. Daniel Radcliffe. Championships Bridgestone Comedy. Jon Heder, Jon Gries 4:30 Man v Wild PG New Zealand 4:55 The Watch 16VLS 2012 Comedy. 4:20 The Beach 16VLS 2000 Thriller. Invitational – Round Four. From 6:35 Biography – Cameron Diaz South Island. Firestone Country Club in Akron, 6:15 16 Blocks MVL 2006 Crime PG 2011 Documentary. Ohio. Action. Bruce Willis, Mos Def. 5:30 Auction Kings PG photographer, Ans Westra, and her career as a photographer, with commentary from family and friends, fellow photographers, and colleagues. 9:30 M Lost In Translation 2003 Comedy Drama. Two people try to deal with the alien ways of Tokyo and the transience of life. Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi. 11:10 Te Kaea 3 2 11:40 Closedown 3

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ACROSS 1. Nodes unknown in 50 mph landings in leaving disarray (5,6) 6. Tell a better story of an England cricketer, say (3) 8. Can Roman be a landed estate? (5) 10. A know-nothing might be using mora for it (9) 11. Ere I’m the land of emeralds (4) 12. Pencil-like pen has nasty look about it (5) 13. Train will go no farther in muster of this sort (8) 16. Seeing that the Sappers mean what they say (7) 17. Have the courage to issue a challenge (4) 18. A shot or a dagger wound (4) 19. A woolly for one who is perspiring (7) 21. Worship of images laid Tory out (8) 23. Five paid incorrectly, and that’s flat (5) 26. Mother joins American soldier with the Wise Men (4) 27. Church is to err about him singing in the choir (9) 28. After an absence those from Frankfurt may infect one (5) 29. Long, one is told, to change colour (3) 30. Given new life by green, dear ET did a swap (11)







DOWN 1. They shield the light from the spirits (10) 2. Paid for picking oakum? It’s a cinch! (5,3,3,4) 3. Do such enfants terribles get the DTs? (7) 4. Perhaps an obtuse way to catch fish (5) 5. It could be the mass of the army (7) 6. Sense of belonging to a body of people on Scotch, say (9,6) 7. It is after one’s mail (4) 9. Essential investment for city slicker (3)

13. Line off at which one goes divergently (7) 14. Coming down to earth, where an astronaut is concerned (7) 15. Given a grant, bids us change side (10) 19. Perhaps a regular strip of bread-and-butter (7) 20. He lays waste to a grave that could be about right (7) 22. Ruff’s mate will thread her way through (5) 24. For example, a turn-up that shall not weary them (3) 25. Help to include carbon as a hallucinogen (4)

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Butterflies 8. Realises 9. Nova 10. Glass 13. Clip 16. Hook 17. Sari 18. Ends 20. Edges 24. Ever 25. Perverse 26. Nightmarish Down 2. Ural 3. Twill 4. Reeks 5. Ionic 6. Free-wheeled 7. Lamp-lighter 11. Alone 12. Swing 14. Leap 15. Gold 19. Shrug 21. Dream 22. Elver 23. Arms QUICK Across 1. Drab 3. Palpable 9. Convict 10. Ennui 11. Malfunctions 14. Ebb 16. Agape 17. Age 18. Accidentally 21. Atone 22. Profane 23. Bit by bit 24. Feel Down 1. Decamped 2. Annul 4. Apt 5. Predilection 6. Bonanza 7. Evil 8. Figuratively 12. Crate 13. Very well 15. Back out 19. Leave 20. Daub 22. Phi



QUICK ACROSS 1. Incentive (6) 5. Sudden gust of wind (6) 9. Distant friend (3,3) 10. Strategy (6) 11. Hire car (4) 12. Scented (8) 14. Improve the look of something (6) 16. Stylish and sophisticated (6) 19. Supplier (8) 21. Nobleman (4) 22. Very unpleasant (6) 23. Mean (6) 24. Deceived (6) 25. Mechanical device (6)

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DOWN 2. Mediocre (colloq) (7) 3. Copy of an original (7) 4. Someone who stands out (colloq) (4,5) 6. Drink heartily (5) 7. Occasionally (2,5) 8. In a clear manner (7) 13. Happening repeatedly (9) 14. Rebuke (7) 15. Height-induced dizziness (7) 17. Assisted (7) 18. Unusual (7) 20. Give off (5)

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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20) You’ve got busy times coming up, making it important to make the most of any downtime the weekend gives. Put home or family life first. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) As the Moon makes his last visit to your income sector before new doors open on the work front, tap into the nose for money this creates. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) The Moon’s monthly visit to your income sector may create some financial tension, but it’s a chance to get motivated by what this alerts you to. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Any pressure is coming from a new life chapter trying to break through the resistance of old habits and rituals, with a need to see this as a rebirth. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Give yourself permission to relax over the weekend. Take time out to recharge your batteries or to take things as fast or slow as you want to. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) The Moon is making this a great weekend for catching up, socialising and doing things on a whim, working with a sense of synchronicity in the air. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Use the weekend as a chance to step back, listen to your professional instincts and observe things from a distance, focus on the big picture. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Make the most of not only a chance to embrace a sense of adventure over the weekend, but of an opportunity to challenge your excuses. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) With a smart head for money, sharp financial instincts and your financial passions and fighting spirit engaged, it’s time to take your power back. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) As Mercury spends his last weekend in your relationship sector the Moon returns, evoking emotional responses but also giving them a voice. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With the Moon helping maximise Mercury’s last weekend in your work sector there’ll be little chance of keeping your professional hat off. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Just in time for the weekend, playful lunar vibes give you a chance to break free, have some fun and follow your heart, blow away any cobwebs.

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