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Te Reo week under threat By Brayden Lindsay The week we celebrate the Maori language, is in danger of becoming extinct according to Hakatere Marae chairman Bryan Clarke. Maori Language Week is well under way, and other than a preschool, schools and the marae, very little seems to be happening in Ashburton (Hakatere) to celebrate the week, which this year is all about Maori names (Nga Ingoa). Mr Clarke said the community needed to do more to help promote the event.

A lot of Maori people in the community are more than willing to share what they know about the language, but for some reason we don’t tap into this

“We are aware that the schools are doing things to become involved with Maori Language Week, but this is about as far as it goes,” he said. He said the marae needed to do more to support Maori Language Week, but he was aware it was difficult, with many of the marae volunteers in full-time work. While acknowledging both the

marae and local schools did their best to promote Maori Language Week, Mr Clarke thinks it should be a community driven incentive. “I think some sort of community project could be started to help raise the profile of it.” Mr Clarke said many people may have been caught off guard, by Maori Language Week being earlier than previous years.

Meanwhile, the marae has been invited to attend the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s celebration of Maori Language Week at the end of the month where they will perform part of the service in Maori. If Maori Language Week wants to remain an important part of New Zealand’s culture then more advertising of the week is

required, if they want to keep it going, he said. Childs Play extension head teacher Alisha Todd, who is a key part of Maori Language Week at the pre-school said it needs to be adapted into the community more. “A lot of Maori people in the community are more than willing to share what they know about the language, but for some reason we don’t tap into this,” she said. Mrs Todd would love to see more places around the community get on board and do something to celebrate Maori as an official language of bicultural New Zealand.

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Ashburton College pupils Emma Mealings, Bryanna Homann and Jess McDowell show off the school’s mural as part of Maori Language Week. recently and decided it was best they tried to promote the culture of Maori, by taking part in Maori

Language Week, she said. “Children are really enjoying singing Maori waiatas and songs;

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College has a variety of events planned Ashburton College always supports Maori Language Week and this year is no different with the school partaking in a variety of activities, to help keep the language afloat. There are numerous, posters and labels around the school, while the teachers are asked to practise the correct pronunciation of Maori words. Ashburton College chairperson of the Maori achievement committee Denise O’Halloran said the school always tries to partake in the week. “We have a range of activities planned, like the Kapa Haka group performing in assemblies throughout the week, and the teachers singing waiatas in their staff meetings,” she said. With Maori names (Nga Ingoa) the focus for this year, Ashburton College is making sure any teaching done involving names of places throughout New Zealand is done through Maori to make sure pupils learn the correct names, teachers are also using te reo to introduce themselves and greet students. Mrs O’Halloran said the school’s ability to adapt to various cultures makes it easy for them to partake in language weeks. “I think because we have become such a multi-cultural school we have become aware of how to promote other languages when they come about, but in particular Maori.” The school has a mural, a work in progress, which was started two years ago by students to reflect the importance of the Maori language. It will be added to later this year. Meanwhile, Ashburton preschool Childs Play has taken Maori Language Week on board with the children spending the entire week learning about the Maori culture. Childs Play extension head teacher Alisha Todd said the children were having a lot of fun learning about Maori culture and making basic Maori food, such as bread. “The children in the extension room can greet people and give a basic introduction of themselves in Maori,” she said. The pre-school had a review

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Councillors are bracing themselves for a dressing down by government ministers today over Christchurch City Council’s failure to retain accreditation for building consents. Crunch talks between city councillors, Mayor Bob Parker and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Minister of Local Government Chris Tremain will take place behind closed doors. And all parties are staying tightlipped over what will be discussed. But councillor Glenn Livingstone is not expecting the minister to pull his punches. Previous behind the scenes meetings with Mr Brownlee have been described by some council officials as “wallpaper stripping sessions”. He expects that Mr Brownlee will call for an urgent “culture change” to take place within the council. Asked if anyone should resign, Mr Livingstone said: “I can’t see anyone coming forward of their own volition, unless there’s pressure put on.” Chief executive Tony Marryatt is not expected to be at the meeting, which will discuss the best way to resolve the consenting debacle. Mr Brownlee says he will put all the “options on the table”, but his office declined to comment further. International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) on Monday revoked the council’s accreditation as a building consents authority, after it failed to improve its consenting process over the last month. However, the council will continue to issue consents even though they will no longer be approved by the independent authority IANZ from next Monday onwards. Mr Parker said the move was unlikely to make any difference to the council, and it would be “business as usual”. IANZ last month warned the council that they had to speed up the flow of consent approvals, or they faced losing accreditation. The Government had also threatened to step in due to the local body’s “repeated inability” to meet statutory timeframes for processing building consents. Staff from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) had been sent to join the council’s consenting department to help clear the backlog. Council staff also had offers of assistance from other councils throughout the country, including the Auckland Council. The council received an average of 35 building applications a day in March and April, according to the agenda from this month’s planning committee meeting. This workload led council officers to report: “We have seen backlogs develop across all process steps.” Mr Brownlee had previously hit out at the council’s slow response, saying: “The council knew this workload was coming and hasn’t adequately addressed it”. Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokeswoman and Christchurch mayoral hopeful Lianne Dalziel described the move as a “failure of epic proportions”. -APNZ

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BRADY, Allan Clifford – On June 30, 2013. Tragically taken too soon, as a result of an accident. So dearly loved husband of Bron. Much loved Dad and best friend of Scott and Caro, and Jody, a very special “Grand” of Jacob, and Sophie, and a very close friend of Carol “Gone fishing” Messages to the Brady Family c/- P.O. Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on THURSDAY, July 4, 2013, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

BRADY, Allan Clifford – Tragically on June 30, 2013. Loved son in law of Bill Paterson, loved brother in law of Bill and Irene, Heather and Joe Yellowlees and the late Ian, and Alan and Mary. Much loved uncle of his nieces and nephews and their families. In our thoughts always. BRADY, Allan Clifford – On June 30, 2013. Dearly loved “Super Special” friend of Carol, Tracy, Lynda, and Julie Watson. ‘Remembered with love’ ROBINS, Alfred Mark Cargill – Dearly loved brother and brother in law of David and Gyneth, much loved and respected uncle of Andrew and Julia, Jane and Fred Hansford. Precious great uncle of George, Nicholas, Angus and Flynn. Forever in our hearts. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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Redwoods’ days numbered By Susan Sandys At least one of Methven’s controversial dawn redwood trees will be cut down and another two could also go. The trees along town centre streets have been the bane of Methven motorists’ lives over the last few years as they obstruct the view of oncoming traffic. After years of grumbles from residents, Methven Community Board members finally made a decision on what will happen to the trees at their

six-weekly meeting yesterday. They had in front of them an NZTA traffic safety engineer’s report, recommending seven of the trees be removed. But to present the other side of the argument was Ashburton District Council parks and recreation head David Askin. Board members ended up taking a conservative approach. “Losing seven trees from the Main Street would be awful,” chairperson Liz McMillan said. Member Anna Johnson said the main trees which were a problem was one on McMillan Street, one at

Mid Canterbury vegetable grower and processor Mike Arnold has won a spot on the board of Horticulture New Zealand. The national group represents about 5500 commercial fruit and vegetable growers, providing strategic direction and focus, and acts as an advocate on industry-wide issues like border security, environmental issues and food regulations. It also helps raise the profile of horticulture. Chertsey based Mr Arnold is an equity shareholder and general manager of Leaderbrand South Island. The company produces 700ha of vegetable crops in Canterbury for the export, domestic and processing markets. The business, which employs 75 people in peak season, grows squash, broccoli, peas, broad beans and vegetable seed production, and Leaderbrand’s latest venture, asparagus. “I look forward to applying my experience and energy to the industry that I get so much out of,” Mr Arnold said. “I think I can put a fresh spin on the industry as well as enhancing the standard we have become used to through the outstanding work Horticulture New Zealand has done in the past.” He is the only South Island representative on the eight-member HortNZ board, joining re-elected directors John Allen, a kiwifruit grower from the Bay of Plenty, and Dave Kelly, a kiwifruit grower from Northland. Six nominations were received for three places, made vacant by rotation. HortNZ director Debbie Hewitt did not seek re-election.


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A man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in a jealous, revengedriven rage will be sentenced in Christchurch today. Nikki Roper killed 21-year-old mother-of-one Alexsis Tovizi with a sleeper hold at her Christchurch flat in 2010 – just five days after being released from prison where he was serving a sentence for choking her. As he left jail in 2010, the unemployed 24-year-old he told an inmate: “I’m going to kill the b****”.

A New Zealander facing extradition to Australia to face $A2 million fraud charges has won an appeal against the decision on health grounds. Martin James Mailley was charged by Queensland Police after allegations that between 1999 and 2002 he received welfare benefits while living on fraudulently obtained credit cards.

• Signals down A truck crashed into a railway signal box in Waikato yesterday, affecting two Huntly railway crossings. The incident happened at the intersection of Great South Road and East Mine Road, about 8am, police said. The crash affected crossings controlled by lights between Huntly and Ohinewai at East Mine Road and Fisher Road. -APNZ

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Having a whale of a time on frozen lake Craig and Debbie Hansen had a whale of a time at Lake Clearwater on Sunday, flying their novel kite over the ice. The whale kite was locally made and designed by Simon Chisnall from Peter Lynn Kites.

Up to 7000 listed as homeless Between 5000 and 7000 Christchurch people have been classed as “homeless” in the latest statistics released by Ministry of Housing, Innovation and Employment. The figure includes people who have had to move out of their houses while undergoing earthquake repairs, people who cannot afford city’s high rents and those living on the streets. And it looks like the toughest years are still to come. A ministry researcher Dan Martin presented his research on the housing crisis to the city council’s community recreation and culture committee yesterday. His information was based on the amount of bonds formally lodged with the ministry.

Roper, who has ‘Alexsis’ tattooed under his left eye, had denied strangling the student social worker on the night of December 4, 2010 at her Stanmore Rd flat. He claimed she died of natural causes related to binge drinking. But after a seven-day trial, the jury took just four hours to convict him. When Alexsis’ mother Cheryl Tovizi gasped “Thank God” at the verdict, Roper shouted “F*** up b****” and then leapt out of the dock and lunged at someone in the public gallery who’d given evidence against him. He was pounced on by four court

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Three dogs have been impounded following an attack in Kaitaia which left a 31-year-old man with bite wounds to his back, legs and feet. Two cross-breeds thought to have been involved in the attack were impounded when Far North District Council animal control officers visited a Kaitaia address on Monday, the same day a district-wide crackdown on unregistered dogs began. The attack occurred on a walkway last Tuesday. -APNZ

A Tauranga swim instructor is pushing for better swimming lessons in schools. Jenni Clarkson has partnered with other concerned parents to create a not-for-profit organisation to send trained swim instructors into schools at low cost. Mrs Clarkson said because teachers were not trained and were often in charge of about 30 students of varying abilities, the children ended up just playing in the pool, which was often shallow enough for them to touch the bottom. -APNZ

He defined homelessness as people with “insecure” housing, including those who live on the streets and those in overcrowded homes. “It was his “best guess” the amount of “homeless” people in the city was between 5510 and 7405. But the situation won’t get better until a peak in 2015-2016 because of demand for housing fuelled by rebuild workers arriving in the city, and people moving out of houses while they are being repaired. “The amount of residents leaving their houses for major repairs or rebuilds is expected to peak in 2015 and continue through to 2016,” said Mr Martin. The average weekly rent in the city has increased 31 per cent since August 2010 which has pushed Christchurch above the national average. Committee chairman Yani

Johanson asked Mr Martin why there was no recovery plan for housing. “Is there a housing recovery plan? We can’t wait to have all of these new strategies,” he said. A ministry spokeswoman who was at the meeting with Mr Martin responded by saying the city council, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and the ministry were working together on a response. But the response has taken too long according to a housing advocate. Tenants Protection Association (TPA) manager Helen Gatonyi said Mr Martin’s research was “nothing new” and said the government response to the housing crisis was causing “death by delay. “People are dying. Children are getting sicker due to poor housing.

The suicide rate has risen. People are very unwell,” she said. “They are still talking about a plan for goodness sake,” she said. She said the Government needed to be looking at the housing crisis instead of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a sports stadium for Christchurch. City councillor Glenn Livingstone has gone public over his plans to move red zoned houses onto city council owned land for a cost of $80,000 per home, money he says is already sitting in the city council’s coffers. Likewise insurance and house relocation companies have called for red zoned houses to be shifted to help address the housing crisis. A CERA spokeswoman said it supports the relocation of houses and have assisted in shifting more than 100 houses so far. - APNZ

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someone had chopped its top off and it was now misshapen. The board decided the McMillan Street tree should be removed, while pruning or possible removal be examined for the two Bank Street/ Main Street and McKerrow Street/ Main Street trees. The NZTA report recommended as high priority removing trees including both those outside the Methven Playcentre on either side of Main Street, both trees either side of Bank Street on Main Street, and both trees either side of McKerrow Street on Main Street.

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on a pedestrian crossing and killed. Mr Askin countered there was “not a tree in sight” near that crossing. He said the trees were mainly a problem for four-wheel-drives and trucks, and as they grew their lower limbs would be higher and no longer be an obstruction. The trees, planted as part of a town beautification 15 years ago, had been chosen for their narrow canopy. Additionally they lost thier leaves in winter. They needed to be given a chance. He did however agree the McMillan Street tree could be removed as

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the corner of Main Street and Bank Street, and one at the corner of Main Street and McKerrow Street. “They are the only three I have a problem with, not seven trees,” Mrs Johnson said. However, member and Ashburton District Councillor Martin Nordqvist said he believed the trees would become more of a problem as they reached their maximum hight, which was higher than a three-storey building. He did not want the same thing to happen as had occurred in Tinwald last month when a pensioner was hit

But in 2005 after he had been committed to stand trial, it is alleged Mailley breached bail and returned to his homeland. A Queensland court issued a warrant for his arrest, and police liaised with colleagues in New Zealand. Mailley was eventually traced and arrested in July 2008, when extradition proceedings were launched. In a new ruling, the Court of Appeal has quashed the earlier extradition decisions. - apnz

security staff and dragged to the cells. He will be sentenced at 9am today. During the trial, the Crown told how Roper was “obsessed” with his on-again-off-again girlfriend. Her mother, Cheryl, had taken out a protection order out against him but said her daughter was often in touch with him. When Roper was released from a prison on December 1, 2010, he allegedly told an inmate he was going to kill his girlfriend because she had cheated on him. “Five days later, she was dead,” said Crown prosecutor Pip Currie,




Skeletal human remains found in sand dunes north of Gisborne at the weekend have been examined and found to be pre-European. Police were called after a person walking on the beach on Sunday found the remains had been unearthed by heavy seas. “The bones found have been examined by a pathologist and they are definitely pre-European,” a police spokesman said. The remains probably those of a male Maori - will be returned to the local iwi for re-burial. -APNZ

• Drugs nabbed Police have shut down four significant Rotorua drug operations after receiving anonymous tip-offs. The most recent search warrant resulted in a haul of cannabis plants, seedlings and a firearm. A 52-yearold man is due to appear in Rotorua District Court on Thursday facing drugs and firearms charges. - APNZ

• Fraud charges A former Kapiti mortgage broker facing nearly 30 fraud charges will stand trial next year. Kerry Lynette Buddle appeared at the Wellington District Court yesterday where the trial date was set for next May. The 27 charges she faces date back to 2002 and concern more than $1 million. - APNZ

• Flood warnings Flood warnings have been issued in Otago as a warm northwester causes significant snow melt. The Otago Regional Council says rivers are rising steadily after snow melt in the upper parts of the Pomahaka, Manuherikia and Taieri catchments, as well as catchments in parts of North Otago. -APNZ


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adding it was a killing fuelled by jealousy and revenge. After the trial, Mrs Tovizi called for an urgent law change to protect victims of psychological abuse, particularly where non-contact conditions are in place, and to update legislation to include modern communications. “Abusers now have more ways of contacting victims than ever before,” she said. “Our laws need to change to protect victims from the calculated way abusers use technology to continue to violate non-contact protection orders.” - APNZ

If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences……. You still have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. The Confidential Listening and Assistance Service has been extended ed until June 2015. In order to be heard before then, you will need to register your interest in meeting the panel no later than the 31st October 2013.

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Worker hurt in plunge into ditch hoping his injuries were not too serious. “It’s not clear exactly how he came to end up in the ditch. Two chaps were working on the site and filling a trench,” he said. “One of the men went to move the work truck and, after returning to the ditch, found his workmate lying in the ditch, it appears he has fallen backwards - he was in a significant amount of pain but was conscious.” Mr Gough said safety was paramount for Unison and an internal and formal investigation would take place. A hospital spokeswoman said the man was in a serious but stable condition. - APNZ


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Ashburton’s drinking water supplies have been given a green safety flag by water standard monitoring authorities. The supply has achieved a Water In New Zealand grading of B, indicating the water supply is satisfactory and poses no risk to consumers when it leaves the town’s deep bores. The only thing stopping the supply achieving an A was the lack of a town reservoir, council assets manager Andrew Guthrie said. “Gradings can be quite tricky. Some of the things we do that are good can alter our grading in a negative way. Because we pump directly from the ground water into the reticulated system without going into a reservoir we get marked down, but we’ve got a very safe supply,” he said. The supply scored top marks also in the Ministry of Health’s annual drinking water survey, complying over all three categories – bacteria, protozoa and chemical. The only other water supply in the district to achieve a pass in all categories was Hinds. The district’s two community or private supplies, Highbank and Lyndhurst both failed compliance tests for bacteria and protozoa while the remaining eight supplies failed the protozoa test. This could mean the supply is susceptible to infiltration by giardia or cryptosporosis because water is taken from shallow

bores or the river rather than a deep bore. While the ministry’s compliance ratings have just been released they are based on data that is a year old. For the Ashburton District, that means water quality improvements from recent upgrade work on some supplies would not come into play, Mr Guthrie said. “Rakaia township is one we’d expect to get protozoa compliance next time and we’ve just completed Methven’s upgrade so this will be compliant and Mt Somers is out to tender.” The council was well ahead of many local authorities in upgrading its drinking water supplies and because of this it had secured a large slice of Ministry of Health upgrade funding. The recently completed upper Hakatere supply attracted a 95 per cent subsidy. “We’ve done well out of this fund but I think we’ve done our dash, they’ve become a lot more stringent on criteria,” Mr Guthrie said. Compliance testing was quite rigorous in that water drawn for drinking supplies had to be age tested to demonstrate it was not subject to surface influences, he said. While several of the district’s smaller water supplies might not meet protozoa standards, they were still compliant from a legal point of view, he said. “But what I am confident about is that when we have to be compliant, we will be compliant. It’s just that there’s quite a time lag between the work being done and this showing up in results.”

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n the midst of Maori Language week, it appears we are doing well on the national front – but there is room for improvement in Mid Canterbury. This year the theme is Nga ingoa Maori - Maori names and national media has embraced the celebration. Television in particular has made an effort to incorporate the Maori language into programming, one forecasting the weather using Maori place names.

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has also paid off – whether we live up to our clean green reputation or not, it’s all part and parcel of the same marketing message – an environmentally conscious nation who recognises its tangata whenua. Then there’s the tourism industry. Almost all international visitors part with cash to experience something of Maori culture. Biculturalism pays off, but collectively, do we deliver?

Mid Canterbury Choir It was lovely to see the photo and article about the Mid Canterbury Choir in your paper on Tuesday, July 2. As a member of the choir I would like to clarify one point from the article. We are very lucky to have Sylvia Watson as our musical director and she did accompany

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our wonderful soloists Angela Petrus and Luke Glendining. However, it was the choir’s talented accompanist, Deborah Sloper, that ‘tickled the ivories’ for all the songs that the choir sung. As a choir we are so very lucky to have a trio like Sylvia, Deborah and of course our choir manager, Carol Gunn, to support our love of singing. Jane Elms

Re yesterday’s story - Badly behaved women: On Monday I was cut off by a woman driving through the stop sign by Smith City in a VW 4WD. She was turning towards East Street. I came up beside her and she was full-on texting with both hands not even looking up! What happened to the laws about phone use while driving? That’s 16 people I’ve seen in

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Prime Minister John Key said Pita Sharples has made the right decision for the Maori Party by resigning as the party’s co-leader. Dr Sharples confirmed at a press conference yesterday that he’ll step down, saying it was for the purposes of unity in the wake of uncertainty over the leadership. “The best thing I can do is create a space for change to happen.” He said he would stay as minister until the election, but did expect to relinquish some of those responsibilities to his successor to allow him to have the mana of the role before the election. He would also stay as a supporter and a leader within the party. He made his decision with a “heavy heart.” “We are totally committed to the concept of having a large group of Maori within Parliament who are led by kaupapa Maori.” He said he had spoken to Prime Minister John Key who was saddened by his decision, but supportive of him. Mr Key said Pita Sharples had made the right decision for the Maori Party by resigning as the party’s co-leader. He said both Dr Sharples and Tariana Turia will be missed as co-leaders of the party, but it was right to transition the party to a younger leadership. “It’s quite clear they need to resolve their issues around leadership,’’ said Mr Key on his way to National Party’s caucus meeting. “I’ve really enjoyed working with Pita - both Pita and Tariana have been strong ministers, strong members of the Government. “They have made a significant contribution in their time in Parliament and I think they’ll

be genuinely missed by a lot of people.’’ Dr Sharples relinquishing his ministerial roles ahead of the election would not affect the National Government’s arrangement with the Maori Party, Mr Key said. “We will continue to have two ministers from the Maori Party holding Ministerial warrants outside Cabinet.’’ When asked about Te Ururoa Flavell as a potential leader of the Maori Party, Mr Key said he was a very good and “solid’’ MP. “We’ve enjoyed working with him.’’ Asked about Maori - Mana Party co-operation, Mr Key said it was unlikely they would merge, and he hadn’t had any indication from Tariana Turia or Dr Sharples that this would happen. Mr Key would not comment on whether he would work with a Mana - Maori Party. “The reality of Hone Harawira is that he’s the one who wanted to be a minister under a National Government - now he’s the one who doesn’t want to be a minister. “There are many things that Hone says that I’m deeply opposed to, and it would be difficult to see that working,’’ Mr Key said. “It’s not a marriage made in heaven.’’ Labour Party leader David Shearer said Dr Sharples and Mrs Turia “did an outstanding job” in creating the Maori Party, but added: “It feels very much as if the Maori Party’s time has passed.” He believed the Maori Party’s problems stemmed from its coalition with National, not its leadership battle. “Maori out there don’t feel that they’ve had a good run from the Maori Party being in coalition with the Government.” -APNZ

83-year-old woman evicted Lombard four to appeal from her own home By Alice Te Puni An appeal has been lodged against a court decision to evict an 83-yearold woman from the Mahia Peninsula home south of Gisborne where she has lived for more than 40 years. Norma Whaanga sits in her home with blanket tucked around her and wipes away tears as she recounts the land ownership “nightmare” she is facing, which includes being served with a trespass notice by police a fortnight ago. “I wake up each morning and wonder if I will be taken away today,” says Mrs Whaanga. The kuia’s right to live at 4 Domett Street or Mahia Township Section 91 has been contested by family members of her late husband Mac Whaanga - his stepsister Nyron Ransfield, Elizabeth MacDonald and the Ihaka Whaanga Whanau Trust. Mrs Whaanga’s lawyer Peter Harland says issues behind the land feud had their “fair share of complications” and that misunderstandings had manifested into a “cold and cruel” state of affairs. “It is a sad day in Aotearoa when an old lady is turfed out of her home.” Mrs Whaanga is more heartbroken than angry. “I don’t blame my husband’s people. “Bureaucratic and legal processes dealing with Maori land ownership are to blame. “As far as Mac and I knew, we succeeded to this land through his father Ihaka Isaac Pupu, so we brought our house here. My boy was 18 months then. He is 45 now. “Some of the happiest memories of my life were made here.” Mrs Whaanga said the good times were overshadowed by an eight-year land court battle. She had a heart attack last year.

Chief Maori Land Court Judge Wilson Isaac, at a hearing in Wellington in May last year, found in favour of the trust and gave Mrs Whaanga two months to remove her dwelling and vacate the property. Mrs Whaanga is stuck between a rock and a hard place. “The court said if the house remained on the land it would become the property of the trust. But if I was to remove the house, I would be legally obliged to pay more than $60,000 for rent due and owing. I don’t have that sort of money.”

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The trust said at the hearing that Mrs Whaanga was trespassing because she was not a beneficial owner of the land and had no arrangement with the trust for access or occupation of the land. Her son Peter Whaanga is appealing against the Maori Land Court ruling and the trust’s ownership claim under the Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993. “My intention is to appeal in my own right. I will incidentally be a substitute appellant for my mother. She is becoming increasingly frail and I feel obliged to take the stress from her,” he said. Peter Whaanga is a direct blood descendant of Ihaka Tatu Whaanga, who was gifted the land as a Crown grant but did not uplift the certifi-

cate of title before his death in 1875. Record-keeping land ownership cracks appear to sprout from here. Mrs Whaanga said her husband made inquiries to clarify the ownership of section 91 in 1973 and was told by the Napier deeds office that it was Crown land. He was given two options - he could buy section 91 outright or wait for a period of 20 years and then apply to acquire the title based on adverse possession, she said. Mr Whaanga took the second option. “The fact section 91 was offered to him by sale and purchase suggests that as far as the Crown was concerned, it still owned the land,” said Peter Whaanga. There are a number of other issues that complicate the land matter even more. They include Wairoa County Council wanting section 91 for a depot and the introduction of the Maori Land Act 1993. “Quite frankly it seems to me that my father and now my mother are being penalised for simply trying to get clarification,” Mr Whaanga said. “If section 91 was still Crown land at the time my father sought a title due to adverse possession, then there should not be a problem,” he said. The trust is also seeking from Mrs Whaanga rental due on the land next door - section 90. “My mother resides on section 91 only,” said Peter Whaanga. “The Ihaka Whaanga Whanau Trust came into existence and was registered as owner of both section 90 and 91 in 2008 and since then has been at liberty to take possession of at least section 90. It has not done so.” Mahia Township Sections 90 and 91 were general land until 1997, when they were changed to Maori freehold land. Both properties have easy street access. - APNZ

Disgraced former justice minister Sir Douglas Graham will be able to take an hour’s walk outside his house every day while serving a newly imposed sentence of home detention. The Court of Appeal yesterday imposed home detention sentences on all four directors of Lombard Finance, who were convicted of making untrue statements about the company’s position in offer documents prior to its collapse. The new sentences come after the court found the directors’ earlier sentences of community work were “manifestly inadequate’’. However, the four will not have to start serving home detention while they make appeals to the Supreme Court. Graham will also have to wait for the outcome of that appeal before learning whether he will be stripped of his knighthood. Prime Minister John Key has said he will consider whether to remove Graham’s title

only after all appeals have been exhausted. If yesterday’s sentence is upheld, Graham will have to serve six months’ home detention and undertake 200 hours of community work, 100 hours fewer than his original sentence. But he would still be able to leave his house each day after the court accepted a submission that his health may present some difficulties “as he is required to undertake a daily walk for up to one hour’’. The court said it was reasonable for a probation officer to allow Graham to exercise outside his home on a daily basis “on appropriate terms as to duration, frequency and location”. Fellow director Lawrence Bryant must also serve six months’ home detention but the court removed his original sentence of 300 hours of community work due to health issues.

Reparation orders of $100,000 against Graham and Bryant were upheld. Michael Reeves and Bill Jeffries, also a former justice minister, were sentenced to nine and eight months of home detention respectively. Their 400-hour community work sentences were reduced to 250 hours each. The directors’ lawyer, Jim Farmer QC, said they would appeal against the sentences, as well as the court’s decision to dismiss their appeals against conviction. The new sentences would be stayed automatically while the appeal process was under way. Mr Farmer said the directors would not comment further while the matter was before the Supreme Court. The new sentences were imposed after the SolicitorGeneral successfully appealed against the directors’ community-based sentences. -APNZ

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Victim dead before being set alight By Samantha McPherson A Canterbury dairy farmer who was brutally murdered was dead before his body was set on fire, a court has heard. Viraj Alahakoon, 34, and Thuvan Prawesh Sawal, 24, are both on trial in the High Court at Christchurch charged with the murder of Sameera Chandrasena Battelage, 28, at his farmhouse on Domain Rd, Oxford, on February 23 last year. They have both denied cutting his throat and setting his body on fire. The Crown said Mr Battelage’s neck was stabbed or cut six times before his body was doused in petrol and set alight. Forensic pathologist Dr Marissa Feeney, who is based in Wellington, gave evidence yesterday on the seventh day of the trial. He said there was no significant soot in Mr Battelage’s airways,

which suggested he was not breathing or alive during the fire. If someone were alive, Dr Feeney said a pathologist would find thick, black soot deposited through the airways and there would be a high level of carbon monoxide detected in the blood sample. In this case, there was a carbon monoxide level of 5 per cent saturation. Mr Battelage’s body had areas where skin had been burnt and where it had been burnt away exposing soft tissue, charred bone and organs. Once the body was turned over, to be removed, on the remains of a sofa bed, Dr Feeney said there was a strong smell of petrol. She said the body had been found with fabric wrapped around the neck and lower head. The cloth had preserved the skin beneath it which made it easier to see the injuries. Of the six stab wounds, Dr Feeney

said the most serious one was the long “incised” or cutting wound to the front of the neck, which went through the larynx and both the jugular vein and carotid artery. She said it would have caused extensive bleeding and rapid blood loss, and death would have taken place within minutes. Mr Battelage’s hands and lower forearms, shins and knees had been burnt away and were not recovered or identified. Justice Christian Whata urged the jury to put their emotions aside as they viewed the autopsy photographs. Alahakoon is also charged with assaulting a woman, who has name suppression, with a pair of scissors on December 5, 2011, and again on Boxing Day that year. The trial, before Justice Christian Whata, continues. - APNZ

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Cadbury carnival comes to town Young chocolate loving children enjoyed the chance to be part of the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival at the Netherby Four Square on Monday. The carnival came early for youngsters around the region, with the Cadbury Carnival truck stopping outside Netherby Four Square to give young children the chance to experience what the carnival, based in Dunedin, is like.

School’s Kapa Haka group, which the proceeds from will go towards two trips the group have planned later in the year. The truck was parked at the Netherby Four Square to help mark the store’s 75th anniversary and because the school was the chosen charity. The truck’s Ashburton stop was the third on its journey with it visiting Pleasant Point and Fairlie yesterday, before heading to Tekapo and Wanaka later in the week, after stops in Rakaia and Akaroa over the weekend.

Still no sign of missing schooner There was no sign of American racing schooner Nina during yesterday’s aerial search over around 2100 square nautical miles south of Norfolk Island, Maritime New Zealand says. Seven passengers were on board the vintage wooden yacht which went missing in heavy seas between New Zealand and Australia. They have not been heard from since June 4. A Maritime New Zealand spokeswoman said an Air Force Orion which set off at dawn had covered some 2100 square nautical miles yesterday, flying in a low, zig-zag pattern near Norfolk Island. The crew spotted no sign of the vessel and returned to the mainland about 4.30pm.

The weather was due to deteriorate today but there was no deadline set for how long the search would continue, she said. Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand mission co-ordinator Dave Wilson said the centre would continue to evaluate the available data and consider all possible options for the next steps to take. The 84-year-old vessel was sailing from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Newcastle on Australia’s eastern coast. It was carrying British man Matthew Wootton, 35, boat owner David Dyche, 58, his 60-year-old wife, Rosemary, their son David, 17, well-known maritime technology expert Evi Nemeth, 73, an 18-year-old American woman called

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Egypt on edge after military ultimatum Egypt was on edge yesterday following a “last-chance” ultimatum the military issued to Mohammed Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan. Protesters seeking the ouster of the Islamist president remained camped out at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011 uprising, gearing up for a third day of anti-Morsi rallies. Across town, Morsi’s Islamist backers have hunkered down at their own rally site, vowing to resist what they depict as a threat of a coup against a legitimately elected president. The military’s ultimatum, read Monday on state TV, put enormous pressure on Morsi to step down and sent giant crowds opposing the president in Cairo and other cities into delirious celebrations of singing, dancing and fireworks. But it also raised worries on both sides that the army could take over outright as it did after the 2011 ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak and raised the risk of a backlash from Morsi’s Islamist backers, including his powerful Muslim Brotherhood and hard-liners, some of whom

once belonged to armed militant groups. Pro-Morsi marches numbering in the several thousands began after nightfall Monday in a string of cities around the country, sparking clashes in some places. An alliance of the Brotherhood and Islamists read a statement at a televised conference calling on people to rally to prevent “any attempt to overturn” Morsi’s election a year ago. A line of around 1500 men with shields, helmets and sticks — assigned with protecting the rally — stamped their feet in militarylike lines, singing, “Stomp our feet, raise a fire. Islam’s march is coming.” After midnight, Morsi’s office issued a statement saying a “modern democratic state” was one of the main achievements of the anti-Mubarak uprising, adding, “With all its force, Egypt will not allow itself to be taken backward.” While not bluntly rejecting the ultimatum, it said Morsi was still reviewing the military statement and that some parts of it “could cause disturbances in the complicated national scene.” President Barack Obama said the US is committed to democracy in Egypt, not any particular - AP leader. 

Parents warned after girl’s battery death Safety experts are trying to educate parents about the dangers of button batteries after the death of a young girl who swallowed one. Specialists tried desperately to save the four-year-old after she was taken to a hospital on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Sunday with stomach bleeding. But there was little that could be done for her. Safety experts say they’re worried parents don’t fully understand the dangers in so many household items. Kidsafe Queensland says an estimated four children a week are rushed to emergency departments across Australia each week after swallowing the batteries. The biggest danger is when parents don’t realise their child has

swallowed a button battery, which tends to lodge in kids’ throats. Often parents can simply think their child is coming down with something, with symptoms including vomiting, coughing, abdominal pain and fever. “Once stuck, damage starts to occur after one to two hours,” Kidsafe Queensland chief executive Susan Teerds says. “If the ingestion is not recognised, the battery can erode through into vital organs, causing catastrophic damage and sometimes death.” The damage the batteries do is terrible. Saliva immediately triggers an electrical current, causing a chemical reaction that begins to - AAP burn through tissue. 

• iWatch on way? Apple Inc. has applied for a trademark in Japan for “iWatch” as rumors suggest it may be developing a smart wristwatch. A document obtained from the Japan Patent Office’s website said the application was made June 3 and made public June 27. Apple is rumored to be working on a smart watch that would run on a version of the operating system used by its iPhone and iPad. - AP

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A woman hugs a firefighter before the start of a memorial service yesterday in Prescott, Arizona. The service was held for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew firefighters who were killed when an out-of-control blaze overtook the elite group.

Portable shelters couldn’t save firefighters from raging wildfires A team of elite firefighters trapped by a raging wildfire unfurled their foil-lined, heatresistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground. But that last, desperate line of defence couldn’t save the Hotshot crew from the flames that swept over them. All 19 men died. It marked the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years. The weekend tragedy all but wiped out the 20-member Granite Mountain Hotshots, a unit based at Prescott, authorities said yesterday as the last of the bodies were retrieved from the mountain in the town of Yarnell. Only one member survived, and that was because he was moving the unit’s truck at the time. The deaths plunged the two small towns into mourning as the wildfire continued to threat-

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en one of them, Yarnell. Arizona’s governor called it “as dark a day as I can remember” and ordered flags flown at halfstaff. “I know that it is unbearable for many of you, but it also is unbearable for me. I know the pain that everyone is trying to overcome and deal with,” said Governor Jan Brewer, her voice catching several times as she addressed reporters and residents at Prescott High School in the town of 40,000. The lightning-sparked fire — which spread to 34 square kilometres by Monday morning — destroyed about 50 homes and threatened 250 others in and around Yarnell, a town of 700 people in the mountains about 100km northwest of Phoenix. About 200 more firefighters joined the battle Monday, bring-

ing the total to 400. Residents huddled in shelters and restaurants, watching their homes burn on TV as flames lit up the night sky in the forest above the town. It was unclear exactly how the firefighters became trapped, and state officials were investigating. Brewer said the blaze “exploded into a firestorm” that overran the crew. Prescott City Councilman Len Scamardo said the wind changed directions and brought 80kph gusts that caused the firefighters to become trapped. The blaze grew from 200 acres to about 2000 in a matter of hours. Southwest incident team leader Clay Templin said the crew and its commanders were following safety protocols, and it appears the fire’s erratic nature simply overwhelmed them.

The Hotshot team had spent recent weeks fighting fires in New Mexico and Prescott before being called to Yarnell, entering the smoky wilderness over the weekend with backpacks, chainsaws and other heavy gear to remove brush and trees as a heat wave across the Southwest sent temperatures into the triple digits. Arizona Forestry Division spokesman Mike Reichling said all 19 victims had deployed their emergency shelters as they were trained to do. When there is no way out, firefighters are supposed to step into them, lie face down on the ground and pull the fire-resistant fabric completely over themselves. The shelter is designed to reflect heat and trap cool breathable air inside for a few minutes while a wildfire burns over a person.  - AFP

Prince William’s wife Catherine is not officially due to give birth for two weeks but the world’s media have begun gathering outside the London hospital where she will have the baby, determined not to miss the photograph of the year. Dozens of television camera operators and photographers marked out their positions on the pavement opposite the entrance of the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, ready for the arrival of the royal mum-tobe. Buckingham Palace has said Catherine is not due until mid-July but rumours abound that she could give birth earlier, fuelled by Princess Diana’s decision to announce a false due date when she was pregnant with William in 1981.  - AFP

• Taylors is tops A family-owned Clare Valley winery has been named Australia’s best by judges at two wine competitions in the United States. Taylors Wines took the title of Best of Nation at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and was named Australian winery of the year at the New York International Wine Competition. Taylors Wines managing director Mitchell Taylor said winning the notoriously tough awards was a landmark result for the Clare Valley group.  - AP

• Forced to visit A Chinese law requiring family members to visit their elderly relatives has come into effect to howls of online ridicule, as the country’s huge population ages rapidly. The regulation “forces” children to visit their parents, the state-run Global Times newspaper said, with concerns growing over increasing numbers of “empty nest” homes. China’s rapid development has challenged its traditional extended family - AP unit. 



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Seven dead in Kabul attack A suicide truck bomb and gun attack killed seven people yesterday, destroying the entrance to a compound used by a foreign NATO supply company in Kabul. A plume of smoke rose above the scene in the north of the Afghan capital, which has been hit by a series of recent suicide strikes including on the Supreme Court, the airport and close to the presidential palace. “Four Nepalese guards, one Afghan guard and two Afghan civilians have been killed,” Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told AFP after the attack. Up to four other people were wounded. The blast left a large crater in the ground and reduced walls and a guard post to a pile of rubble and twisted steel. Police said the attack targeted a transport logistics company working with international forces and that some suicide vests were later detonated by security forces. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Taliban insurgents have said they were behind the spate of strikes in Kabul,

which come as pressure grows on the Afghan government to seek a peace deal with the rebels. The US has been pushing for peace talks to start as 100,000 NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw next year and Afghan forces take on the fight against the Islamist extremists. But a Taliban office in Qatar that opened on June 18 to foster peace talks enraged President Hamid Karzai as it appeared to be an unofficial embassy for a government-in-exile. He broke off bilateral security talks with the Americans and threatened to boycott any peace process altogether. The Taliban, who have been fighting a guerrilla war for 12 years, have consistently refused to hold any talks with the Afghan government, with rebel leaders labelling Karzai as a puppet of the United States. But the Pentagon has expressed optimism over negotiations for a security deal, which would set the size of a “residual” US force to stay - AP in the country. 

Family banned for life from owing a pet A Perth family has been banned from owning a pet for life after their dog Bindi was found severely emaciated, blind and flea-ridden and had to be put down. Giovanni Bassi, 72, his wife Maria Bassi and daughter Julie Bassi of White Gum Valley in Perth’s southern suburbs were each fined $5000 by a magistrate for their treatment of the sevenyear-old Shih Tzu. After a tip-off, an RSPCA WA inspector in May found the dog in acute pain and distress, severely emaciated and suffering from osteoarthritis. The dog was also found to be blind with severely matted fur, an open wound on her right front leg, nails overgrown to the extent

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that some curled more than 360 degrees and with long-term flea infestation. After being sedated to alleviate pain, the dog was euthanased on humane grounds. When questioned, the Bassi family claimed the vet was shut, the dog was too sick to be treated and they could not afford vet’s bills. At the Fremantle Magistrates Court yesterday the family was permanently prohibited from owning a domestic animal. “The RSPCA is pleased with today’s outcome in that it sends a strong message to the community that pet ownership is a serious responsibility,” RSPCA chief executive David van Ooran said.  - AAP

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A woman holds her child as a plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean with two off-duty police officers off the beach from Ocean City. Troopers say the plane took off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport at the weekend. The destination was not known. Investigators believe Thomas J. Geoghegan Jr., who owned the single-engine Nanchang CJ-6A, was piloting it and 27-year-old Joshua D. Adickes, the lone passenger, was seated behind him.

Teen accused of pensioner murder Two 14-year-old boys practised stabbing an old mattress before one youth carried out their plan to murder a 63-year-old pensioner, a jury in Australia has been told. Prosecutor Adam Kimber SC said that despite the second youth being 50 metres away when his friend repeatedly stabbed and struck the woman with a heavy object, he too was guilty of murder. The now 17-year-old has pleaded not guilty in the South

Australian Supreme Court to murdering Pirjo Kemppainen at her Callington home in the Adelaide Hills in the early hours of September 11, 2010. Mr Kimber yesterday said the boy’s friend had pleaded guilty to murder and was serving a nonparole period of 15 years. Describing the youth who attacked the pensioner as “an exceptionally troubled” teenager, the prosecutor said he would be the crucial witness at the trial. Mr Kimber said the pair had

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sit up and take more notice about it.” Some initiatives were under way. The second annual Money Week in September, run by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income, had been a success last year, Mr Kerr said. The event invited people of all ages to engage in activities that would enable them to become more money-wise, such as university lectures on making financial decisions, sessions on retirement planning and free tours of the Reserve Bank Museum. The Ministry of Education was also now embracing financial literacy as part of the maths and social sciences curriculum, which was a positive sign, he said. After a year in KiwiSaver, members

graphics and academic profiles in public schools that the charter students would have otherwise attended. The original study in 2009 found many students in charter schools were not performing as well as those in nearby public schools, and was widely cited by opponents of the publicly funded, privatelyrun schools. However, the updated study shows that, overall, charter school students are now surpassing those in public schools in reading gains and keeping pace in maths. Education Minister Hekia Parata will confirm the operators of the first schools, which will be publicly funded but privately operated, by August.  - APNZ

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ances grew over the next few years, the Government needed to think of ways to educate people on how to use the money once it was withdrawn. “Ideally, as financial literacy grows across New Zealand, we hope that people will be a little better informed as balances become more meaningful in the context of the total assets of the people retiring. They’ll put more thought into how they want to use it. At this stage it’s an evolving storyline, and that’s going to take a while for that kind of reflection to be seen in the behaviours of people in KiwiSaver. “As contributions over time start to amass to something that’s more meaningful than the value of your car and becomes the second-biggest asset after your house, we really hope people will

Charter school students outperform their public school peers in some areas, a new study shows, as the Government continues to work towards introducing the controversial schools in New Zealand. However, New Zealand’s largest education union says the United States research shows improvements are far from those promised, some 20 years after the first charter schools opened there. The study by Stanford University researchers at the Center for Research on Education Outcomes examined the standardised test results of students enrolled in charter schools in 26 states and New York City. Results were compared to those of students with the same demo-


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“So that’s entering into an agreement with your provider to pull out $1000 a month or whatever the arrangement allows them to do, until the balance is consumed,” said Bruce Kerr, of Workplace Savings NZ. “Or they can take out the whole lump sum. It’s entirely motivated by what the individual KiwiSaver wants.” Mr Kerr said that although no figures had been collated, most people appeared to be taking out the bulk of the money when they were eligible. Their balances were likely to be modest after such a short saving period one provider estimates withdrawals of about $15,000. Mr Kerr said it was encouraging that there were now 2.11 million Kiwis enrolled but as their KiwiSaver bal-

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at her back door, with the accused youth lying about looking for a dog. The friend would tell the jury they left then returned, when the accused youth allegedly said he “didn’t want to do it any more”. But he allegedly then said “you do it”, saying he would come into the house after it was done. “He remained part of the plan that this woman would be killed, right to the very end of the execution of the crime,” Mr Kimber said.  - AAP

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discussed killing someone and the teenager on trial selected Ms Kemppainen as their victim, knowing she lived alone. On the night of the attack, the boys armed themselves with knives and practised stabbing an old mattress before drinking alcohol and going to the pensioner’s home, he said. “There was no purpose for being at this house other than the agreement to kill,” the prosecutor said. They spoke to Ms Kemppainen


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Fugitive Edward Snowden has accused Washington of pressuring foreign leaders to refuse him refuge as he sought asylum in 21 countries including Russia. Snowden accused President Barack Obama of ordering Vice President Joe Biden to pressure leaders of countries where he was seeking asylum. “These are the old, bad tools of political aggression,” he said in a statement published by WikiLeaks. “Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me. “Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.” Snowden is holed up at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and he broke his 10-day silence with the statement. On Sunday night he applied for political asylum at the airport’s consulate office, a foreign ministry official told AFP. A WikiLeaks statement later said that in additional to earlier asylum requests submitted to Iceland and Ecuador, Snowden had now asked 19 other countries for refuge. WikiLeaks employee Sarah Harrison had submitted the petitions on his behalf to Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela, the group said. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday Snowden was welcome to stay as long as he stopped leaking US intelligence reports. “If he (Snowden) wants to remain here there is one condition - he should stop his work aimed at inflicting damage on our American partners no matter how strange this may sound coming from me,” Putin told reporters earlier Monday.  - AP

A Kiwi couple have designed a smartphone application for people to use in an emergency. It was an idea first mooted over drinks with friends and six months later the idea has become reality with the release of the “emergency help me” application. Elle Gurnick and Aaron Peacock, originally from Whangarei and now living in Brisbane, now hope their “life savings” they have invested into the phone app

will start paying returns. Ms Gurnick said for less than $1 people could have peace of mind in the palm of their hands. “This could mean the difference between saving a life or some one being left in a ditch. We haven’t made it to become millionaires, we have made it to give people security.” The application is downloaded on to either an android or iPhone. It enables users to message friends for help in an emergency. A message is sent to nominated person and it contains a link to your current

location. This is done using the GPS tracking built into the phone. The emergency mode can also record audio. The couple have eight children between them and while they hope the kids will never have to use the app at least they have something that could save them in an emergency situation. They hope to donate a percentage of the sales profit to victims of crime. For more information check out: http://helpmeemergency.wordpress. com/ and they are also on facebook.  - APNZ

can elect to take a contribution holiday for a period of three months to five years. Today marks the five-year cutoff for the first batch of people who took a holiday as soon as they could, and for as long as they could. “They take them for a number of reasons,” Mr Kerr said. “Some people who were automatically enrolled may have waited until they had been in the scheme for a year and then said, ‘I really can’t afford to contribute’.” Financial adviser Daniel Carney, of Goodlife Financial Advice, said the Government should make KiwiSaver compulsory as soon as people reached working age - a view shared by Opposition parties. He predicted the scheme would eventually replace New Zealand Superannuation.  - NZH

Advice to family earns telling off An accountant has been rapped over the knuckles and fined for helping family members with their tax returns without holding the necessary qualifications. The man, who has permanent name suppression, was brought before the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (NZICA) disciplinary tribunal in Wellington last month. He was found guilty of verbally assisting members of his extended family with their tax returns while being only a provisional member of NZICA and without holding a Certificate of Public Practice. To become a full member of NZICA, the man still needed to complete three years of practical work experience and another three years of study. Although the man received no payment for his work, tribunal chairman RJO Hoare ruled he had breached the institute’s rules and deserved to be officially censured. “The member is a provisional member only and, as such, is not entitled to offer any accounting services to the public.” Those family members that he assisted were “as far removed as

his sister’s husband’s cousin’s brother”, said Hoare in his determination. While helping immediate family did not constitute offering accounting services to the public, helping extended family members and one family friend did, Hoare said. The tribunal also heard charges that the man had directly controlled a company referred to as ‘X Limited’, which he formed in anticipation of obtaining the required qualifications. Through ‘X Limited’, the man issued a letter on behalf of one of his friends, who was referred to as a client. X Limited has never traded and has since been struck off. Although the Professional Conduct Committee sought $9000 from the man, Hoare decided he should pay only $2500 because of “the relatively minor nature of the offending” and because of “personal financial information” provided. The man, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was granted permanent suppression of his identity, company and personal financial information.  - APNZ


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Sublime sausages

Sausages have come of age. No longer is it just a choice of beef or pork; what you buy to throw on the barbie or oven bake can be as wide as your imagination in terms of flavouring. And like all food, sausages come in the good, the sublime, the bad and the downright awful. Sausage making is not the normal domain of the home cook, but once you master the art of forcing the minced product into casings you probably won’t be buying ready-made again. In their simplest form sausages are little more than meat, fat, salt and pepper. But today’s sausages are about a whole lot more in terms of seasonings and additional ingredients. Everything you read about sausage making suggests that the key is have meat that contains about 25 to 30 per cent fat to ensure your finished product is tender and juicy. There’s an added incentive to try your hand at sausage making right now, Hellers top sausage competition. This is open to allcomers and the smallgoods company wants to find a new, winning sausage flavour. Come up with the winner and you’re off to New York. All you need to do is create a sausage recipe that tells a story, something that is special in your life. Send this to Hellers via the company’s Facebook page. The top 50 will be chosen by public voting and will then be cooked and judged. The winning entry will become part of Heller’s product range. The ingredients, however, are the simple part in sausage making, it’s the mincing and casing

filling that takes the time, but there are plenty of on-line videos for tuition. In terms of equipment you’ll need either a mincer or food processor and equipment for filling casings – Kenwood cake mixers do have sausage filling attachments. And you’ll need to buy casings of course.

Basic beef sausages 1kg chuck steak or 1kg regular beef mince 35g (1/2 cup) fresh breadcrumbs 1/4 C finely chopped fresh continental parsley 1/2 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 small garlic cloves, crushed 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper • You can either make your own mince or buy it. The easiest way to make your own mince is in the food processor. • Use a small sharp knife to remove any sinew from the meat. Cut into 2.5cm even-sized pieces to ensure it minces evenly. • Place enough meat in the bowl of a food processor to cover the base. Use the pulse button or process in short bursts until the meat is coarsely minced. • Repeat with remaining meat. • Combine mince, breadcrumbs parsley, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. • Divide mixture in half and place each portion into a bowl. • Cover and place in fridge until required. • Fill casings.

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5-lbs ground pork two cloves minced garlic 2 1/2 cups steamed sticky rice 2 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup limejuice 10T fish sauce 10T chopped fresh coriander

• Combine the ingredients and place in a covered dish in a fridge overnight. • Stuff into casings, or form patties, or meat balls from the mixture.

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage

1kg chicken thighs with skin 2 onions, peeled and quartered 1/2C chopped sundried tomatoes 1T coriander seed 1T fennel seed 1T chopped fresh rosemary 1T oregano 2t celery seed 2t salt

• Mince the chicken. Add sun-dried tomatoes and onions and mince again. • Mix all into a large bowl with seasonings along with the spices and salt. • Stuff into casings.

• Combine all, mix well fill casings

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Salmon Sausage

1kg pork mince 1/2C red wine 1/2C chopped fresh parsley 3t salt 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2T fresh ground pepper

• Mix all ingredients and form into patties or stuff into casings.

Armenian Lamb Sausage

1kg medium-ground lamb 1/2C finely chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 1t black pepper 2t salt 1/2C fresh mint, chopped 1/2C water

• Combine all ingredients; mix well and stuff into casings.

Moroccan Lamb Sausage

1kg ground lamb 1tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1tsp currants, finely chopped 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 1tsp minced garlic

• Combine, mix well and fill casings.

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Mushrooms on toast Creamy portabello mushrooms served on toasted ciabatta


toasted bagel with cream cheese and preserves; tomato, avocado and pesto; smoked salmon and cream cheese

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Smoked salmon and crushed potato hash cake with baby spinach leaves, topped with a soft poached egg, hollandaise with locally grown herbs.



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chicken caesar salad


Pumpkin fettuccine


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Tender grilled chicken, crispy bacon, house made sesame sweet dressing tossed through locally grown salad leaves.

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Locally sourced prime steak with oven roasted mushrooms, sage and onion marmalade on toasted foccacia drizzled with hollandaise sauce.

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1kg fresh salmon 1 egg beaten 1/2 tsp celery salt 1/4 tsp crushed mustard seed

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/4 tsp ground bay leaf 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp mace 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp lime juice

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olumbus are passionate about bringing you the finest coffee of the freshest quality and it all stems from one man, David Burton, one of the country’s first, most highly respected coffee masters. David is one of Columbus Coffee’s original founders and over the past 35 years has influenced the thriving coffee roasting and cafe industry. David expertly hand selects beans from regions around the world, lovingly blends and roasts them in Auckland and sends them by order to each Columbus store. Roasted coffee beans can dissipate rapidly which is why the beans at arrive in store only five days after being roasted. The team at Columbus Coffee Ashburton can provide coffee lovers with the freshest quality coffee in the region! With loads of experience and knowledge of coffee, be sure to ask them about the equipment they have in store too. Columbus Coffee are currently under going re-branding which is going to see new exciting changes in store, keep visiting Columbus and watch these changes take place.

1t cayenne 2T fennel seed 1t crushed chili peppers 3T paprika

A creamy medley of seafood served with crispy ciabatta.


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2 eggs on toasted ciabatta

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Ham or bacon smoked salmon

columbus Big Breakfast

2 eggs, bacon, roasted tomatoes, sausage, mushrooms, hash browns on ciabatta

With seasonal berry compote and crème fraiche or bacon, banana and maple syrup Stacked with crispy bacon, salsa and sour cream

Served with green salad and your choice of 3 fillings: ham, bacon, cheese, spinach, tomato or mushroom

egg Benedict

Poached eggs with wilted spinach served on ciabatta with hollandaise

With bacon, banana and maple syrup, or fresh fruit and cream fraiche

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Cos lettuce, soft poached egg, croutons topped with shaved parmesan Fettuccine pasta with roasted pumpkin, pine nuts and spinach finished with shaved parmesan


Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato on focaccia with aioli


Grilled chicken sandwich 17.5 Grilled chicken breast with avocado, mesculan salad and aioli on toasted focaccia sides 3.5 Bacon, sausages, roast tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms

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Feeling like a good Thai curry?

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Charming Thai Restaurant is an excellent and unique Thai restaurant in Ashburton. In our menu, you will find a variety of distinctive tastes, ranging from the north to the south and from the west to the east of Thailand.

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This multi award winning cafe is now open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. With delicious new meals to warm your heart and soul and its relaxing atmosphere, Nosh Cafe is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends.




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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Business Studies Timetable Semester 2, 2013 New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZ DipBus) Diploma in Applied Business

Full-time or part-time study options available Classes start on Monday 22 July ENrol Now

Noticeboard C619 roa DSiDe Dr ainaGe iMProVeMentS, a SHbUrton DiStriC t Tenders are invited for roadside drainage improvements to 17 kilometres of rural roads at 19 sites in the Ashburton District. The work comprises the excavation of swale drains and the removal of high shoulders.

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PlUMboSolVenC y oF Water SUPPlieS As part of Council’s compliance with the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand (DWSNZ), Council is required to publish the following advice from the Ministry of Health: Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours.

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Tender documents are available from the Ashburton District Council, P O Box 94, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton - Phone (03) 307 7700, Fax (03) 308 1836. All inquiries should be directed to Tony MacPherson, Roading and Street Services Contracts Engineer.

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

Tenders close with the Chief Executive, Ashburton District Council, P O Box 94, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton 7740, at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 16 July 2013.

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

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

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT CALL 021 031 Michelle. Asian sweet, body, busty D cup looking, friendly, massage.

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FRISKY Fillies - smoking hot ladies in sexy lingerie ready to warm you up. Ph 021 565 126. MINDY, available everyday, genuine calls only, no texting please. Phone 021 0233 9259.

FOR SALE for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. – Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772. CONTAINERS

WINTER is here!! Be prepared with a Boston umbrella. These are full sized yet lightweight. We have a fantastic selection of patterns and colours now instore at The China Shop, The Arcade.

LIVESTOCK, PETS BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-3227626.


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If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the water services department.

The Ashburton District Council would like to invite Ashburton Residents to a public information session about the Clean Heat Ashburton Programme. This will be held at the Ashburton Public Library between 11.00am and 1.00pm on the following dates: A representative will be available on site to offer advice, provide guidance and answer any questions that you have relating to Clean Heat Ashburton and the options that are available to home owners who live within the Ashburton Clean Air Zone. For further information visit or call (03) 307 7700. r CatCHPoWle, environmental Monitoring Manager

Ashburton Racing Club Winter Meeting A Plumber’s Day sponsored event

Friday July 5 First race 11.10am A feature rated meeting with high stakes and quality horses to provide great racing action spread over ten competitive races. Free entry to the course and complimentary racebook available. Enjoy the facilities and the quality food and refreshment options available. Make up a team and be on-course for the action at the raceway this Friday.

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Cullen Gordon-Wilson To Cullen, Happy 6th Birthday love from all your friends and family. xxxxxx

Cullen Michael Gordon-Wilson 6 years old! Happy Birthday Cullen, have an awesome day, lots of love Mum, Michael, Aliiyah and Jett. xoxoxoxo Hayden Oakley Happy 5th Birthday. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Jesse, Grandma, Gran and Grandad, and Great Gran.

Lucy Coulter Happy 3rd Birthday. Love and kisses from Dad, Mum and Holly.

Stella Smith 6 today! Happy Birthday to our big girl, love you to the moon and back. Love from Mum, Dad, Bonnie and Blythe. xxxx

neiGHboUrHooD SUPPort Neighbourhood Support is alive and well and still growing in the Ashburton District. Currently there are 335 Neighbourhood Support Groups. A huge ‘Thank you’ must go to the 335 volunteers who, as Street Contacts, set up the initial group and keep it updated by welcoming new people into the street and in many cases organised ‘get togethers’. Neighbourhood Support could not operate without their time and enthusiasm.

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

Period of Closure: From 7.00 am until 6.00 pm on Monday 23 September 2013 Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing by 4.00 pm on Friday 2 August 2013, at the office of the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. b leSter, Chief executive

If you are interested please contact Sue Wragg, Coordinator ph 307 8410

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Ashburton District Council, for the purpose of allowing the South Canterbury Roller Skating Club to hold the Southern Series Inline Roller Skating Marathon, proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.

t V takebaCk ProGr aMMe The Ashburton District Council is participating in the Ministry for the Environment’s TV TakeBack program. For a limited time a subsidised fee of $5 will be charged to drop off your old televisions at the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park only. The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park is located on Range Road, Ashburton and is open: • Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm • Saturday 9 am – 5 pm • Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

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roads proposed to be closed and period of closure: • ASHFORD AVENUE, from JB Cullen Drive to Company Road, Ashburton Period of Closure: Sunday 25 August 2013 from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm (noon) Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing by 4.00 pm Wednesday 31 July 2013, at the office of the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. b leSter, Chief executive

Further information about the nationwide TV TakeBack programme is available at

5 Baring Square West, Ashburton 7700

PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

P (03) 307 7700


MOTORING We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area:

WHEEL Alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment • Research, treatment, provision of equipment in from Neumanns Tyre Ser relation to, and the education and training of skilled vices Ltd, 197 Wills Street. – Phone 308-6737. persons relative to, the disease of cancer.

• Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers. Applications close at 5pm, Friday, July 19, 2013. For further information and application forms, please contact: The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2 161 Burnett Street PO Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone 03 308 8353 Email

TRADES, SERVICES HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. For professional window tinting of homes, offices and vehicles. UV (fading) privacy, glare and heat control. Phone your only local applicator, Craig Rogers 307-6347. Member of Master Tinters NZ.

WANTED DEAD standing, dry fallen trees, dry branch wood etc, for firewood. rural Ashburton. Ph 03 308 3873.

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Neighbourhood Support Groups help nurture a sense of community spirit, reduce isolation, support each other in an emergency and share information that may reduce the risk & fear of crime. Working alongside police, Civil Defence Emergency Management and Safer Ashburton, Neighbourhood Support will continue to grow, but only with the support of volunteer Street Contacts. So please consider helping to establish a group in your street/road.


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roads proposed to be closed: • EAST STREET, from Moore Street to Cameron Street, Ashburton • BURNETT STREET, from East Street to 230 Burnett St, Ashburton • TANCRED STREET, from East Street to Cass St, Ashburton • HAVELOCK STREET, from West Street to Baring Square East, Ashburton

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ElectraServe is calling for more top sparkies If you have a friendly personality and the desire to become part of a professional, progressive electrical company, ElectraServe would love to hear from you. Due to the companies ever increasing work load, they are looking for several efficient, professional sparkies to join their team. These positions are full time and the successful applicants must be able to work unsupervised, have a current NZ Practicing Licence and drivers licence.

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Trainee Meat Inspectors Ashburton If you are looking for a challenging career within the meat industry we are currently recruiting for FOUR Trainee Meat Inspectors to be based initially in the Ashburton area. AsureQuality are the experts providing a world-class inspection service to New Zealand's red meat industry. The Meat Inspector training is comprehensive, you'll earn a qualification that's recognised around the country and you're paid while you train. Once you're qualified, your skills are recognised at any processing plant in New Zealand. It's a role that's interesting, varied, and provides options to suit your life style. Once qualified weekend, overtime and shift work may be involved. Add to this great workmates, good working conditions and a chance to develop a progressive career within a critical New Zealand industry and you'll see you're on to a good thing when you train to be a Meat Inspector. So show us you're a fit, reliable team player with good communication skills, and we'll show you how to start a promising career in an exciting industry. For more information visit To apply for this job, please visit and search for the job code 13744.


DUE TO EXPEDIENTIAL GROWTH WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO EMPLOY STAFF ACROSS ALL 3 TRADING DIVISIONS We are a family owned and operated business and our name in the industry has been built on hard work and our ability to bring projects in on time and within budget. All staff will enjoy a wide variety of work and can choose to specialise in the field that best suits their needs. Applicants will need to be Honest, Hardworking & Reliable. Excellent opportunities exist for advancement with in our Group of companies. We currently seek to fill the following positions. Building: • Quantity Surveyor • Carpenters • Labourers • Apprentices

If you want something more from your current work place and want the benefits of being part of a larger company, then contact us for more information! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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Mid Canterbury Agricultural Contractor: Molloy Agriculture Limited is based in Methven, Mid Canterbury. We care for our staff and are currently looking to fill the position below with a motivated and responsible team player.

Agricultural Sprayer Operator Full Time Position WE OFFER: • Sole operator of a 2010 Isuzu F Series Truck with a 24 metre sprayer including the latest GPS equipment • Full training will be provided at our expense for you to gain qualifications in this internationally recognised skill • Remuneration at the top end of the scale • Close to amenities such as excellent schools and Mt Hutt Ski Area BENEFICIAL TO HAVE: • Agricultural background • Class 2 Drivers Licence • Positive personal attributes including honesty and reliability Could this be the career change you have been looking for? Applications close 13th July 2013 Contact David Molloy: P: Office: 03 302 8098 E: Mobile 0274 362 441 Visit our website -

Field Officer Ashburton We are currently looking to employ a Field Officer to work out of our vegetable processing factory in Ashburton. You will have experience in the husbandry of potatoes, peas and sweet corn, which are grown locally around Ashburton under contract to farmers. You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, as you need to work closely with farmers and field staff. A degree or diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture and/or an appropriate level of field experience is required.

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In return you will be offered good remuneration, including a vehicle and an opportunity to develop your career with a leading NZ company. Please apply in writing with a CV to: The Field Manager, Talley’s Group Ltd, PO Box 244, Ashburton 7740 or email to recruitment@ash. Applications close 19th July 2013.


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We require staff for the up and coming season starting October 2013 and finishing the end of March 2014 Must have at least five years’ experience operating balers, mowers, V rakes, rotor rakes, loaders and wrappers. Also looking for truck drivers with full licence Must have clean full New Zealand licence. Applications close July 14, 2013 Please forward a CV with two referees and a copy of your driver’s licence to:

OPERATORS • Scraper Operator • Grader Operator • Excavator Operator We require reliable, self motivated people, experience preferred, to fill the above positions in our team working throughout the Mid Canterbury area doing mainly agricultural earthworks.

Phone Ian 027 221 5288 or 03 324 2289 DENSEM CONTRACTORS


We wish to employ a Legal Secretary to join our busy legal practice. The successful applicant will have a pleasant personality, be highly motivated, keen to work as part of a team and have a high standard of accuracy together with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel. Duties will include telephone enquiries, typing, filing, photocopying and other general office duties. The applicant will ideally have had recent experience working in a legal environment and need to be selfmotivated with excellent organisational and people skills, be a team player with a flexible, proactive and professional attitude. An attractive remuneration package and pleasant working conditions are offered. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Please apply in writing, enclosing a copy of your CV, to: The Office Manager ARGYLE WELSH FINNIGAN Solicitors PO Box 454 Ashburton 7740 Email: Applications close at 5 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Customer Delivery representative monday – Friday

Work with a great team from a purpose built plant. Our Apparelmaster division continues to experience growth and seek a person to grow with us.

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To be successful, applicants will be customer focused, accurate and neat with paperwork, well organised, quick on their feet and able to lift heavy laundry and hold a clean and full drivers licence. For further information please contact Stuart Cross on 03 307 8360 Wrights Drycleaners & Apparelmaster 8 Grey Street, Ashburton 7700

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Learning Support Assistant Position To work in mainstream classes with URL identified students (Years 9-13), To promote yourx With: _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ tested: and other student-related tasks as requested. Fixed Term position to end of 2013 College year (13 December), 25 hours/week College term time.

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Serena Williams insisted she wasn’t shocked by her stunning Wimbledon exit against Sabine Lisicki because she knew the big-serving German was a major threat to her title defence. The world No.1’s 6-2 1-6 6-4 defeat brought an end to her 34-match winning run and shattered her bid for a sixth Wimbledon crown. Williams put a brave face on becoming the latest star to crash out at this year’s Wimbledon. “For me any loss is extremely tough to overcome. I probably couldn’t be more disappointed,” Serena said. “But I don’t think it’s a huge shock. She is a great player. “She should be ranked higher. She just has a super game, especially on grass. “I feel like I had an extremely tough draw. Of all the last 16 matches I probably had the toughest one. “C’mon guys, let’s get with it. She’s excellent. She’s not a push-over.” Since an embarrassing first round loss against Virginie Razzano at last year’s French Open, Williams had simply been unstoppable, winning 77 of her 80 matches and collecting the Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Olympic titles in the process.

The 31-year-old, a 16-time grand slam champion, had swept through the first week, dropping just 11 games in her opening three matches, and many pundits had claimed it was a forgone conclusion that she would win the title. But Williams was adamant the burden of living up to those expectations hadn’t affected her in the slightest. Instead, she said she had paid the price for changing her game-plan at the wrong moment in the third set, while also graciously paying tribute to the performance of a life-time from Lisicki. “Every time I step out on the court I’m the favourite. I’ve grown to be used to that and I just play my game,” Williams said. “Sabine played really well. She always plays really well at Wimbledon, so I knew going in it would be a tough match. She has a massive serve. “She definitely played a super aggressive game. When you have absolutely nothing to lose, it’s like you can really play with so much freedom. “She was reading my serve. I think also maybe I could have mixed it up more. “I definitely had my opportunities and I didn’t take them. Maybe I backed off a little bit at some points.”  - AFP


9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock St. 11.00am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. The movie we are going to see is, Gambit, Regent Cinema, Wills Street. 1.15pm. TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.30pm. ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Annual meeting, soup and bread lunch. 1/51 Peter Street, Ashburton. 1.30pm. M.S.A. GARDEN SECTION. annual meeting, DVD Elleslie flower show. M.S.A. Social hall. Havelock Street. 1.30pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome, Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton Hall, Harrison Street.

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - JULY 4 9.00am-4.00pm.

ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNI0N CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10.30am. MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. New Comers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Ashburton. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 12.30pm. M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon new and old members welcome. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - beginners welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St. 1.30pm. ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. Getting to know and use U Tube. M.S.A. lounge. Havelock Street. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, Creek Road.

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Serena Williams searches for the answers in her match against Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon. There were no answers: Lisicki won in three sets.

Top day for Orica Simon Gerrans’ sprint victory on the third stage of the Tour de France in Calvi yesterday continued an eventful start to the race for his Orica-GreenEDGE team. The 33-year-old’s outfit were the villains of the opening day, although it was not as if any of the Orica riders were at fault when their bus became stuck under a gantry at the finish line in an incident that was later blamed for causing a mass crash among the peloton. Garikoitz Atxa, a Spanish former cyclist who was on his first day working as the team’s bus driver, was caught on camera with his head in his hands when the incident happened before the bus was moved out of the way just in the nick of time. But, fast forward to yesterday, and the Australian outfit were toastSimon Gerrans ing their first stage win in the sport’s most famous race. “It’s a fantastic victory for the team. “We had a brilliant first season last year, but we really missed winning a stage on the Tour de France so this year it was a big objective for the team to win a stage and I’m really happy to have done that,” said Gerrans, who won last year’s Town Down Under in South Australia and the Milan-San Remo. His victory in Calvi was achieved by the narrowest of margins from Peter Sagan, with barely half a wheel separating Gerrans from last year’s green jersey winner. “Sagan is such a complete rider,” he said. “He wins in the mountains and he can win bunch sprints. “But I guess today the trick was great teamwork. I really had the full support of my teammates, right up until the last couple of hundred metres. That was the key.” - AFP

• Horwill free to play Twelve hours of deliberations in Canada have ended with a vindicated James Horwill free to play and the Wallabies surfing a wave of momentum into their series decider against the British and Irish Lions. A relieved Horwill voiced his gratitude and excitement after Toronto-based appeals officer Graeme Mew’s decision that the Wallabies captain was correctly cleared of a first Test rucking charge nine days earlier. The second-rower was told while lifting weights yesterday, 12 hours after the previous night’s hearing was adjourned, in a moment which had the entire Wallabies squad buzzing. “I think Kevvie lifted heavier weights after the notification than before,” said coach Robbie Deans. - AAP

• Debut for 13-year-old Lucy O’Reilly is in line to become the second youngest cricketer to play a women’s international match after being called into Ireland’s squad yesterday for their World Twenty20 qualifiers later this month. The 13-yearold is an all-rounder with the Women’s 1st XI of Dublin’s YMCA club and the daughter of former Ireland international Peter O’Reilly. O’Reilly has already played for Ireland’s senior women’s team, making her debut in the County Championship.- AFP

• Anchor putters ban The US PGA Tour said yesterday it would adopt a ban on the use of anchored putters, which players, including Australian Adam Scott, have controversially used to win four of the last seven major championships. The Tour’s policy board passed a resolution making anchored putters illegal beginning in 2016. Keegan Bradley became the first player to win a major with a long putter at the 2011 PGA Championship, and he was followed by Webb Simpson at the US Open and Ernie Els at the British Open last year.- AFP

RACING Cambridge JC fields, form and riders Cambridge JC Venue: Te Rapa Meeting Date: 03 Jul 2013 NZ Meeting number : 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 11.05am (NZT) THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR RST OPEN HURDLE $12,000, RST OPN HDL, 2800m 1 x4411 Comte de Jeu m (4) 69..............A Kuru (2.5) 2 97446 Arose dm (1) 68....................M Mitchell (1.5) 3 08364 Flavour Flav tdmb (5) 66.5........... S Houston 4 8x012 Ima Dancer m (6) 66.......K Veenendaal (1.5) 5 547P3 Supercharged m (2) 65.5............T Harris (3) 6 31x60 El Patron m (3) 65.5........................C Perrett 7 0x275 Jamie Lee (7) 65........................M Cropp (a) 2 11.37am ANDERSON ACCOUNTING MAIDEN HURDLE $7000, MDN HDL, 2800m 1 2x464 I’m Isaac 68.................................. Scratched 2 27x8F Verdasco h (4) 68.................M Mitchell (1.5) 3 70Px8 Applaud (9) 68........................S Sanders (3) 4 05x06 Cash Kingdom m (1) 68.................... T Ihaka 5 69x59 Bartote (8) 68.............................A Kuru (2.5) 6 x984P Chainedinalkatraz h (7) 68..............G Walsh 7 P08x0 Golden Cup Winner (11) 68.........C Leveque 8 86321 Isdabicky m (10) 68........................S Phelan 9 73810 Ted’ll Do m (2) 68........................ S Houston 10 0x562 Toby Cee (5) 68............................... I Lupton 11 465x8 Victor Ludorum (3) 68.....K Veenendaal (1.5) 12 40x90 Xalted t (6) 68............................... P Ormsby 3 12.10pm AZAMOUR CHAMPION RACEHORSE & PROVEN SIRE 2YO MDN $8000, MDN 2YO, 1200m 1 8x4 Colonel Carrera (7) 57.5...... R Hutchings (a) 2 Aladdin (6) 57.5............................ O Bosson 3 Dilly (11) 57.5.......................... A Forbes (a1) 4 Ngatira Gold (1) 57.5...................T Thornton 5 Buckwild (2) 57.5................................J Jago

6 Mr Sanchez (3) 57.5.......................... M Hills 7 88x Ready To Rumble (4) 57.5.. J Whiteside (a3) 8 2 Vitesse Rose (5) 55.5...................... C Grylls 9 5 Durham Rose (8) 55.5.................. L Allpress 10 Harp (10) 55.5............................. D Johnson 11 8 Time To Sparc (9) 55.5........ M Dravitzki (a2) 4 12.45pm GOLDPINE 2YO MAIDEN JUVENILE $8000 1 3. Eye Contact (8) 57.5.......................... M Hills 2 4 Wazungu (7) 57.5.......................M Sweeney 3 Cauthen (6) 57.5..........................B Lammas 4 Congressman (2) 57.5.................. O Bosson 5 King Savinsky (10) 57.5............. M Cameron 6 Royal Dominance (9) 55.5............... C Grylls 7 05x Silk Shot (5) 55.5.................... A Forbes (a1) 8 Stella Vega (4) 55.5......................... S Spratt 9 Cursive (3) 55.5...........................T Thornton 10 Eszencia (11) 55.5........................ L Allpress 11 Zanotti (1) 55.5............................D Johnson 5 1.20pm PORRITT SAND RST OPEN STEEPLECHASE $12,000, RST OPN STP, 4000m 1 L28x7 Ima Heroine m (5) 72.5...A Kuru (2.5) 2 4x597 Myths And Legends tdm (3) 71.KVeenendaal(1.5) 3 3x848 Mr Align tdm (2) 70...............M Mitchell (1.5) 4 x771L Morpheus tdm (7) 67............ I Lupton 5 9x951 O’Connor tm (1) 65.5.......................G Walsh 6 87473 Ayatollah m (6) 65...........................C Perrett 7 5x666 Tallentire m (4) 65...........................S Phelan 6 1.55pm CAMBRIDGE TRAINING CENTRE MAIDEN STEEPLECHASE $7000, MDN STP, 4000m 1 5x422 Ima Star (7) 68................................. I Lupton 2 0x424 Sinista (3) 68................................R Cave (3) 3 38x03 Go Jimmy Go (2) 68..................M Cropp (a) 4 P6x5L Roberty Bob (9) 68.K Veenendaal (1.5)

5 857PP Generous Type m (1) 68..................G Walsh 6 499x9 Benedetto (4) 68.....................S Sanders (3) 7 x07x7 Iron Will m (8) 68.............................. T Ihaka 8 1460P Radinka m (6) 66..................M Mitchell (1.5) 9 2x588 Potheen (5) 66.............................. P Ormsby 7 2.30pm FAIRVIEW FORD CAMBRIDGE MAIDEN 1200 1 72 Sir Kingwood (6) 58.5................... O Bosson 2 Aim Phar (2) 58.5.............................. M Hills 3 War Story (5) 58.5.................. A Forbes (a1) 4 8 Domarco b (12) 58.5........................ C Grylls 5 x0x50 Kontiki (9) 58.5.......................... T Wenn (a4) 6 Catchagrenadeforu h (8) 58.5.M Cheung (a4) 7 8x Great Dancer (11) 58.5............B Hutton (a3) 8 00 Rusty Heights (3) 58.5........ J Whiteside (a3) 9 Strawberry Swing (1) 56.5............... S Spratt 10 0x Finnys Gold (4) 56.5..................... L Allpress 11 7. Blossom Queen (10) 56.5.......... M Cameron 12 0x8. Girls Day Out (7) 56.5..........D Johnson 13 7 Kash For Lass (13) 56.5................M McNab 14 9x6x0 Subrideo 56.5............................... Scratched 8 3.05pm FARRIER SUPPLIES F&M MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN F&M, 1200m 1 3279x Madison Ave (8) 57.5.............. A Forbes (a1) 2 45x37 Contrada (3) 57.5............................... M Hills 3 x4554 Pantana (4) 57.5..........................D Johnson 4 049x Anaheim (6) 57.5............................. S Spratt 5 6x5x5 Pride And Passion (10) 57.5...... M Cameron 6 060x5 River Moy (5) 57.5........................ L Allpress 7 9 Smiling Choice (9) 57.5...........B Hutton (a3) 8 5x68 Raffles Ready (7) 57.5.................. O Bosson 9 550x0 Ransomlass (1) 57.5...................... R Norvall 10 908x Sheza Saint (11) 57.5..............R Smyth (a3) 11 9x6x0 Subrideo (2) 57.5.............................. R Stam

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Wanganui greyhound fields, form Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 03 Jul 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14; 15 and 16 Trebles 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 14, 15 and 16 1 12.01pm (NZT) ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 63522 Homebush Sting nwtd................J McInerney 2 8T276 Genia Haka nwtd.......................J McInerney 3 77832 This Time Pedro nwtd.......................... J Udy 4 56774 Sedgebrook Glory nwtd.......................F Kite 5 56236 Another Drink nwtd....................J McInerney 6 62324 Snuffalopogas nwtd..........................L Ahern 7 38768 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 8 242 Thunder Time nwtd G &............. Sarah Ross 2 12.19pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 35267 Where’s Rican nwtd...................J McInerney 2 53867 Homebush Smoke nwtd................ D Craigen 3 Magherafelt nwtd........................ B Johnston 4 78736 Ranger Chick nwtd................... S Gommans 5 44544 Boot The Cash nwtd................... M Goodwin 6 5 Cool Heir nwtd U &..................... McCracken 7 67634 Another Stone nwtd...................J McInerney 8 F Miss Sara nwtd.................................L Ahern 3 12.37pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 305m 1 78344 Dixie Queen nwtd....................... B Johnston 2 53678 Hunted nwtd............................... K B Benson 3 27535 Groovy Leo nwtd........................J McInerney 4 42575 Sheza What What..................................nwtd 5 44335 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 6 35352 Another Another nwtd................J McInerney 7 5 Ho Ho Ho nwtd L &............................. Morris 8 78 Crazy Katie nwtd....................... S Gommans 4 12.54pm GUTHRIE BOWRON C1 C1, 520m 1 27754 Bulet Tooth Tony nwtd.......................R Waite 2 34674 Thrilling Cloud nwtd.................T McCracken 3 35725 Uno Charm nwtd...............................L Ahern 4 56317 Mighty Baxter 30.65...................J McInerney 5 57265 Ritza Jack nwtd.................................L Ahern 6 31523 Botany Pete 30.81.....................J McInerney 7 43554 Runs Like Al nwtd........................ C D Brider 8 67134 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke 9 57468 Opawa Stu nwtd...............................G Quirk 10 57847 Baby James nwtd......................J McInerney 5 1.12pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C2 C2, 305m

1 82244 Stevie’s Magic 17.79...........................W Kite 2 11235 Swapan nwtd U &....................... McCracken 3 64444 Mr. Big Stuff nwtd..............................G Quirk 4 33558 Winsome Achiever nwtd................A Speight 5 55436 Jimmy Jurante 17.80..................J McInerney 6 31281 Botany Jessie 17.91..................J McInerney 7 4832x Agent Jorge 17.77...............................J Udy 8 24115 Azure Dreams 17.84...................G M Clarke 9 38778 Homebush Colt (c1) 17.79.........J McInerney 6 1.29pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1 C1, 520m 1 62234 Botany Seaton 30.64.................J McInerney 2 54855 What’s Up Gee 30.30.......................L Ahern 3 52813 Summer Tension 30.51......... E S Duganzich 4 76547 Botany Molly nwtd......................J McInerney 5 1 Pump Action nwtd F &....................Turnwald 6 75454 Belle Cadeau 30.76.........................H S Kite 7 31227 Bigtime Tip 30.32..............................L Ahern 8 86337 Opehu Tiger nwtd.............................R Waite 9 687x8 Mi Ti Pa nwtd....................................L Ahern 10 15588 Paddy Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 7 1.47pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C2 C2, 305m 1 86272 Homebush Rosebud 17.69........J McInerney 2 24518 Black Mercedes 17.85.............. S Gommans 3 75761 Armour 17.67....................................G Quirk 4 84654 What A Peanut 18.01.................J McInerney 5 65431 Monkey Queen 17.99.........................W Kite 6 56881 Exact Master 17.81............................ B Hunt 7 67464 Riba Lorda 17.73........................G M Clarke 8 12581 Uno Flash (c3) 17.71.......................S Maher 9 38778 Homebush Colt (c1) 17.79.........J McInerney 8 2.05pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 1 73522 Big Girl Welshy 30.23................J McInerney 2 56643 Thrilling Ava 30.51...........................B Marsh 3 37255 Botany Kevin 30.65....................J McInerney 4 66433 Darby Lane nwtd L &.......................... Morris 5 21475 Mr. Darci 30.35 A &.............................. J.Hall 6 73718 Matisse nwtd U &........................ McCracken 7 35617 Armistice Day 30.45..........................L Ahern 8 22882 Thirsty Kelvin nwtd.....................J McInerney 9 687x8 Mi Ti Pa nwtd....................................L Ahern 10 75866 Opawa Patch nwtd.....................J McInerney 9 2.23pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD HEAT 1 C1q, 305m 1 86585 Homebush Coco 17.83..............J McInerney 2 77575 Calm Rita 18.17.......................... B Johnston

3 22882 Techno Tacho 18.04 F &.................Turnwald 4 75564 Speedy Feet 17.89.................... K B Benson 5 144 Aschenputtel 17.83...........................L Ahern 6 4544x Dum Diddly Do 18.35................. G Holswich 7 46358 Lavender Sal 17.85....................... P Denbee 8 14F63 Queen Cobra 18.12.......................... A Clark 9 64858 Another Street 17.67..................J McInerney 10 88888 Mrs. Bouquet 18.22.....................G M Clarke 10 2.40pm RENOWN BAKERY C1 HEAT 2 C1q, 305m 1 32532 Home Brewer 17.86.......................A Speight 2 1366 Cold Turkey 17.59.............................L Ahern 3 48863 Dolly Wind 18.08 4 64333 Waimak Dave 17.75...................J McInerney 5 78233 Triple Aye nwtd........................... W Hodgson 6 84426 Cawbourne Darcy 17.65...................... L Bell 7 46361 All In All (c2) nwtd................................J Udy 8 88177 Homebush Esme nwtd...............J McInerney 9 77775 Homebush Cindy 17.97...................P Knight 10 55888 Imagination nwtd......................... T M Furner 11 2.58pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 HEAT 3 C1q, 305m 1 42667 Sub Silentio nwtd.........................B Goodwin 2 26536 Homebush Limbo 17.90.............J McInerney 3 54848 Kurohara nwtd G &.............................Denby 4 76372 Ya Laughin’ nwtd............................B Mitchell 5 14565 Hell Fire nwtd.......................................J Udy 6 58557 Sydenham Bubbles 17.51...........G M Clarke 7 85674 Nina Be Good 18.04............................ L Bell 8 32632 Hat Trick Chaos 17.78......................L Ahern 9 75866 Opawa Patch nwtd.....................J McInerney 10 78875 Jetsun Jules 17.94............................. B Hunt 12 3.15pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 HEAT 4 C1q, 305m 1 55154 Sydenham Opal 17.99................G M Clarke 2 1121 Hot King Cole nwtd...........................L Ahern 3 68x88 Fawn Allegro 18.08..........................P Knight 4 F4555 Bearly Possible nwtd............................ J Udy 5 45323 Excited Royale 17.90 6 22781 Coarsair nwtd U &...................... McCracken 7 87467 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 8 68822 Working Waikato 17.75.................. D Donlon 9 75866 Opawa Patch nwtd.....................J McInerney 10 x7877 Homebush Julie 18.55.............. S Gommans 13 3.33pm BOX 9 CATERING C1 HEAT 5 C1q, 305m 1 47434 Rich List.................................................nwtd 2 45333 Time To Find 17.90..............................J Udy

3 37677 Scott Me Going 17.83 U &.......... McCracken 4 48587 Calm Brooke nwtd............................. B Hunt 5 67637 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 6 71874 Homebush Diamond 18.13........J McInerney 7 x1645 Jager 17.94.................................G M Clarke 8 1413 Zippit Sweetie 17.98.........................L Ahern 9 64858 Another Street 17.67..................J McInerney 10 86888 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 14 3.50pm BROAD ROOFING C1 HEAT 6 C1q, 305m 1 23351 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 2 54315 I’m A Catch 17.59 L &........................ Morris 3 41241 Sectioned 17.89..........................M Goodwin 4 66573 Prefontaine 17.82.......................J McInerney 5 5667x Mainland Sonic 17.88 D L &............L Wright 6 38225 Sheza Terror..........................................nwtd 7 34258 Rebel Joe nwtd................................. A Clark 8 x8826 Randy Outside 18.09......................... B Hunt 9 67886 Saucy Tomato 18.09.........................R Waite 10 86888 Homebush Awesome nwtd........J McInerney 15 4.08pm MID WINTER CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES 5 JULY C1 HEAT C1q, 305m 1 58626 Dogged Dan nwtd..............................R Hunt 2 23523 Scarilicious 18.03 L &......................... Morris 3 75345 Opawa Gift 17.81.............................S Maher 4 4F486 Flayosc nwtd............................... T M Furner 5 77286 Kiwi Ranger 18.15...............................F Kite 6 65525 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 7 83343 Go With It 17.77................................G Quirk 8 44484 Bullabakanka 17.94.................T McCracken 9 56758 Jolokia 17.89................................R J Murray 10 67678 El Maestro nwtd.........................J McInerney 16 4.25pm PUNTER OF THE YEAR 19 JULY C1 HEAT 8 C1q, 305m 1 54447 Wunya nwtd...............................J McInerney 2 1855 Swiss Alps 17.71 U &................. McCracken 3 64575 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 4 73648 Opawa Crusher nwtd...........................J Udy 5 66664 White Legs nwtd........................J McInerney 6 58836 Tanybryn 18.02 L &............................. Morris 7 66557 Sedgebrook Lad 18.06........................F Kite 8 75766 Uno Orange nwtd.............................S Maher Emergencies: 9 68888 Paddy’s Virtuoso nwtd................... H Mullane 10 66878 Sydenham Sam 17.73................G M Clarke

ACROSS 6. Flightless bird (7) 7. Unit of weight (5) 9. Consumed (3) 10. Quack (9) 12. Wasteful (11) 15. Amazed (11) 17. Evaluation (9) 19. Snake (3) 21. Humorous (5) 22. Cotton fabric (7)

ACROSS 1. Faculty (10) 7. Bedeck (5) 8. Funny (7) 10. Interrogate (8) 11. Robe (4) 13. Guarantee (6) 15. Hurtle (6) 17. Fever (4) 18. Forceful (8) 21. Turkish title (7) 22. Above (5) 23. Heat unit (10)

DOWN 1. Trivial (5) 2. Era (3) 3. Wealthy (4) 4. Murderer (9) 5. Abnormal (7) 8. Cowardly (6) 11. Full of vitality (9) 13. Raw recruit (6) 14. Extra (7) 16. Academy Award (5) 18. Related (4) 20. Ovum (3)

DOWN 1. Idler (5) 2. Burst (8) 3. Logic (6) 4. Savage (4) 5. Disgusting (7) 6. Pretence (10) 9. Benevolence (10) 12. Landscape (8) 14. Melee (7) 16. Predilection (6) 19. Sea-air (5) 20. Insect (4)



Across: 7 Transcendence; 8 Patience; 9 Baby; 10 Beaten; 12 Gallop; 14 Stupor; 16 Earwig; 18 Char; 20 Occupant; 22 Quadrilateral. Down: 1 Ornament; 2 Insist; 3 Scan; 4 Inveigle; 5 Verbal; 6 Scab; 11 Narcotic; 13 Oriental; 15 Parody; 17 Rapier; 19 Haul; 21 Clap.

Across: 6 Penguin; 7 Stone; 9 Ate; 10 Charlatan; 1 Extravagant; 15 Dumbfounded; 17 Appraisal; 19 Asp; 2 Funny; 22 Gingham. Down: 1 Petty; 2 Age; 3 Rich; 4 Strangler; 5 Uncanny; Craven; 11 Exuberant; 13 Rookie; 14 Surplus; 16 Oscar; 1 Akin; 20 Egg.

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3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (G, R, T) Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) Top Chef. (PGR, R, T) It’s a fab crab grab when the meal mavens must cook with an Eastern Shore delicacy, blue-crab meat. Rachael Ray. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (G) Home And Away. (G, T) Natalie and Zac’s domestic problems start to affect Leah, Jett introduces VJ to Nina, and Dex makes a big decision while compiling his bucket list.


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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) Fair Go. (T) Border Security. (G, R, T) A Vietnamese national, living in Canada, arrives on a flight from Hong Kong, and man from Asia arrives with two women and a very weak link to his travelling companions. 8.30 One Born Every Minute. (T) 9.35 999: What’s Your Emergency? (Final, T) Discover what the police, ambulance and fire staff really think about the jobs they do.

6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PGR, T) 8.00 The Neighbors. (PGR, T) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, T) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (AO, T) 9.30 Arrow. (AO, T) Determined to make up for all the lost holidays, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. 10.30 Supernatural. (AO, T) Sam and Dean investigate a string of unusual murders. 11.30 Are You There, Chelsea?

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 Destroyed In Seconds. (PGR, T) 8.30 3rd Degree. 9.30 Oscar’s Guide To The Chinese Zodiac. (G, T) This Inside New Zealand documentary sees Oscar Kightley explore China’s belief that 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac have distinct personality types which give people born in those years that animal’s attributes. 10.35 Nightline. Your late edition news, weeknights with Sacha McNeil. 11.15 Media3.




10.35 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.05 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day Eight. Highlights. Day Nine. From All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Live.

12.00 Neighbours At War. (PGR, R, T) 12.30 20/20. (R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 3.20 The Amazing Race. (G, R) 4.15 Anderson. (PGR, R) 5.05 Erin Simpson. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

11.50 Hawaii Five-O. (AO, R, T) Five-0 investigates the murder of a women’s volleyball coach. 12.45 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Bayless Conley. (G)

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6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) With Marge’s help, an inmate with artistic ability is paroled from prison. 7.30 Glee. (PGR, R) Mr. Schuester has a Valentine’s Day challenge for New Directions. 8.30 FILM: Step Up 2: The Streets. (2008, PGR, R) Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Adam Sevani. A rebellious street dancer finds herself fighting to fit in to an elite


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The Prestige

MOVIE GREATS, 6:20pm Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) directs this electrifying Victorian-era thriller which examines the rivalry that exists between two illusionists. Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman, pictured) is a skilled magician who exists in the shadow of fellow conjurer Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and seeks to learn the key to his most popular trick. Jackman and Bale are their usual tenacious selves, and there’s scene-stealing support from Michael Caine and David Bowie.

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Maryland School of the Arts, while also trying to hold onto her old life. The Event. (AO, R) The president and his chief of staff order the intelligence community to decrypt Thomas’ satellite message and also figure out to whom it was sent. Entertainment Tonight. (G) Infomercials. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (G) Infomercials. (G)

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6.50 Click. (2006, M) Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale. 8.35 Duplicity. (2009, M) Julia Roberts. 10.40 The Chronicles Of Riddick. (2004, M) Vin Diesel. 12.40 Firewall. (2006, M) Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany. 2.25 Click. (2006, M) Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale. 4.15 National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets. (2007, PG) Nicolas Cage. 6.20 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. Rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London battle each other for trade secrets. 2006. 8.30 Wild Hogs. (2007, M) Tim Allen, John Travolta. A group of biker-wannabes gets more than they bargained for when they go on a motorcycling trip to put some adventure back in their lives. 2007. 10.15 The Grudge. (2004, 16) Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman. 11.50 Biography: Jet Li. (2008, PG). 12.40 National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets. (2007, PG) Nicolas Cage. 2.40 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. 4.50 Wild Hogs. (2007, M) Tim Allen, John Travolta.

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Performance with style S

eductive springs to mind as the appropriate description of this top of the line Mazda6 turbo-diesel wagon resplendent in its ”Soul Red” metallic paint. This description is even more so fitting when you listen to an Aussie saying “Mazda6”! One look shows these new 6s are both more stylish and are wider and longer than previously. Mazda’s “Kodo” design theme, which combines the sporty, almost aggressively sculpted front with prominent wheel arches, 19“ alloy wheels and short overhangs works very well. As well as emphasising the Wagon’s purposeful low and wide stance and commanding street presence, it also result in a very slippery, 0.28Cd drag coefficient. There’s eleven models in the new Mazda6 range, both sedans and wagons, with a choice of three engines, 2 and 2.5 litre petrols and the 2.2 litre diesel. All have six speed autos and prices

start at $45,495 rising to $60,795 for the Wagon as driven. Interesting that, although the Wagon is marginally shorter than the sedan, at it is still one of the largest in its class. In keeping with the very smart exterior Mazda’s aim with the cabin design and the likewise quality, tasteful furnishings therein, is to allow the driver to concentrate on, and definitely enjoy the driving experience, while passengers relax and enjoy the ride. So there’s lots of kit, particularly so in this Limited version, including an up to the minute, 11-speaker Bose surround sound system. This is complete with all the now expected functions, plus a mail function for smart-phones that shows on the multi-use, centre dash 5.8-inch touch-screen. Of course there’s a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual climate air, key-less entry and a page or so of other high-tech features including regenerative braking. All controls are clearly marked,

have a quality feel to them and are positioned where you expect them to be. Sitting down from the gear selector is an easy to operate central command control for the sound system, sat-nav and phone, but there are separate controls for each of these functions as well. Despite those sleek looks there’s plenty of space both front and rear, head space included for most. However a 1.9 metre mate noted there wasn’t a lot of clearance for his head because of the sunroof (no such problem though in the GSX without this). The shapely seats of course were clad in nicely textured black leather. Those in the front in particular proved very comfortable with support and heating exactly where needed for long hauls. And those in the back were happy too, appreciating the rear ventilation, only questioning why the seats didn’t have heating in them as did ours in the front.

The luggage area will hold 451 litres of gear with the back seats in use and there’s one metre between the wheel arches. Folding the back seats (there’s handily placed latches in the luggage area to do this) means the load space becomes nearly two metres long and will take a total of 1593 litres. Loading is easy for the fifth door lifts high and there’s an integrated luggage cover. With 129 kW at 4500 rpm and very useful torque of 420 Nm at 2000 rpm, the grunty 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine four comes to the party with performance to match the Wagon’s looks. This efficient diesel has a low 14:1 compression meaning lighter components are able to be used in its construction. It drives the front wheels through a most co-operative six-speed auto which certainly makes the

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most of the diesel’s delightful wave of torque. If you wish, the Wagon will sprint from rest to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds. Claimed fuel consumption 5.4/L 100ks although mid to high sixes overall are more likely for everyday driving, which I think is most impressive for a wagon of this size and performance. The i-Stop engine stop-start function no doubt does its bit economywise with town/city driving. Like the exterior and cabin Mazda have concentrated on making the

driver smile by endowing the 6 with a sense of zoom, zoom. For a start the electric steering is nicely weighted with precise accuracy and the suspension well set up for a nicely controlled ride, whether it is wet or dry. It is decidedly agile for such a big wagon and a touring delight with very good ride comfort on just about any road type. Of course safety wise it’s a five star vehicle. Then in addition to the usual stability/traction control the Limited has a full arsenal of advanced safety systems including radar cruise control, forward obstruction warning, lane departure warning,blind spot monitoring and more!

Stats Mazda6 Limited Diesel Wagon Price:$60,795 Engine:2.2 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel,129 kW/420 Nm Transmission: 6-speed auto Fuel Use: 5.4L/100 k’s. Kerb weight: 1430 kg Turning circle : 11m Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.4 sec Max speed: 216 km/h

Finale With that stylish, shapely yet practical, very well built body, impressive performance, low fuel consumption, handling, comfort and safety it is likely that many who test drive a Mazda6 Limited wagon are likely to experience its seductiveness!

Mazda6 turbo diesel Limited Wagon Loeb conquers the mountain After months of anticipation, Sébastien Loeb has shattered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record with a breath-taking time of 8m13.878s in the 208 T16 Pikes Peak. The Frenchman negotiated the 20 kilometres and 156 corners of the mountain at an average speed of 145km/h. Loeb’s time blitzed the previous best of 9m46.164s, set by Rhys Millen last year, with the top three finishers all beating the 2012 record. “For me, this was the race of the year,” said Loeb at the finish, 4300 metres high in the Rocky Mountains. “At the beginning of my run there was a bit of pressure for sure because I knew there was so much work and investment from Peugeot

and all the partners. Now, after all the practice, it was just down to me and I had to perform.” Loeb started first of the Unlimited class cars, unleashing his 875-horsepower car onto the mountain after all the motorcycle competitors had passed through. However there were a number of delays before he started, which meant that the team began to worry about bad weather: a common feature of Pikes Peak at high altitude. “When I was on the start line waiting to go, I could actually see the clouds closing in at the top of the mountain,” said Loeb. “I remember thinking that if we didn’t get going soon, it would be really difficult.” As it was, Loeb blasted his 208 T16 Pikes Peak through the clouds



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) Is there no let-up, you may ask? Well, I could understand if you did because a really challenging aspect between the Sun and Pluto continues. This may create some kind of drama or a dilemma in balancing your home or work life demands. Or you may find that there is a subtle power battle affecting a family relationship.

TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) You might encounter someone who is a bit full of themself. If this is in an important context, for example, where you HAVE to work with them, it could be tricky. Whilst you may not want to confront them openly, at the same time they need to understand that you are not someone who can be pushed around. Choose your tactics carefully.


in a time that was even quicker than Peugeot Sport’s computer had thought was possible. The ideal theoretical time – calculated using data from Loeb’s practice runs up the Colorado mountain – was 8m15s. The ninetime world rally champion somehow managed to shave two seconds off that. “I’m really happy as that was a very good run in the end,” said Loeb. “I really didn’t expect anything better than 8m15s, so to do 8m13s was fantastic. Before the start I didn’t really know if I should push absolutely to the maximum or if I should just push to a comfortable pace, in order to make sure of the victory. “In the end, I decided to push to the limit.”

The result was spectacular, with Loeb now joining the pantheon of Pikes Peak winners; nearly one year to the day after he first conquered America by winning the rally cross finale of the X-Games on July 1, 2012. Despite his flat-out approach, the multiple champion didn’t even report any major moments, while his Peugeot has been completely reliable throughout the entire month it has been in America. “It was good, all under control from start to finish,” he concluded. The scenes of success were reminiscent of those in 1988, when former world rally champion Ari Vatanen broke the Pikes Peak record for the French manufacturer exactly 25 years ago, with the 405 T16 Pikes Peak.

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) The thing you crave for today may not be the thing that is good for you. You might be on the receiving end of a cold call on the telephone. Don’t feel you have to respond to what is demanded. If necessary, be blunt. Any squabbles over finances may reach an impasse, but politics can be improved at least.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) The desire to make your imprint on situations is strong. Jupiter will embolden you in a good way but there are some pitfalls at this time. Perhaps the greatest will come from the temptation to try too hard. If you meet with resistance, rather than tackle it headon, think of the ways in which you can skirt around it. It will cause less tension.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Not everyone you encounter today may be as gracious and straightforward in their dealings as you’d like. Though Venus can help to put a gloss on things, this planet can also see pleasantries used to mask real feelings, especially in its square to Saturn. Be attuned to the politics. If necessary, brief someone discreetly.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) The Sun is in an exact opposition with Pluto today. If you have a strong-minded partner or friends, this aspect can point towards a wrangle. Perhaps something has been brewing the last few days, or it will be as simple as a disagreement about future direction. In a group context, you may not appreciate it if your role is undervalued.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) With balance so important to your peace of mind, if you do feel you are being pulled in different directions regarding your private and public life, or even both, today can create tension. Yet, from this tension may come the push you need to break out of a situation that you have been tolerating for far too long.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) You might find that someone presses you about some of your ideals. Although important to you, these may have been part and parcel of you for so long that you are not readily conscious of them. Yet, if this does happen, it needn’t be a bad thing. Don’t feel you’re being persecuted. This is an opportunity to freshen up your outlook.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) When you’re in riproaring form you can get quite a buzz out of saying how you feel. Whether it is irreverent, provocative or just downright cheeky, getting in people’s faces in this way is part of what makes you, you. The thing is, today you might get a taste of your own medicine back when you encounter someone just as outspoken.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) In the last few years, as Pluto has become more established in your zodiac sign, so you have sensed that some kind of big transformation was afoot. This may have seen you complete some amazing things, or start them, but staying as you were has probably not been an option. Today though, you may receive a jolt or challenge.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Something keeps bubbling up into your consciousness. Perhaps it is pecking at your subconscious through your dreams: something you may not be overly keen to look at. Equally, a pattern repeatedly occurs in your interrelations with others, especially at work. If this is yet to be obvious, watch out. However tough, a lesson can be learned.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) Even if you try to help someone or you bend yourself to suit the needs of a situation, it may seem as if all this guarantees is some kind of sour comment or perhaps being damned by faint praise. The worst of this is that the person may be supposed to be a friend, confidant or even a partner. You may need to count to ten.

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Few saw the appointment of Ivan Cleary as Kiwis assistant coach coming, not least of all those in the national body who expected Cleary to give their approaches a quick rebuff. Cleary was confirmed as Kiwis assistant coach yesterday to work alongside coach Stephen Kearney, and he will also become a selector. It was not an appointment anyone foresaw but one that works on many levels. Cleary knows a lot of the players and the environment they work best in through his time with both the Warriors and Panthers, and the players have a good relationship with him. He’s also based in Sydney, which means the Kiwis coaching setup have a presence in the three most significant centres with Kearney in Brisbane and manager Tony Iro in Auckland. Cleary takes over the role previously occupied by Iro, who has taken over as team manager from Tony Kemp who resigned recently in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Iro approached Cleary about the prospect of joining the Kiwis for the World Cup but didn’t like his chances. “When I initially asked Ivan, I wasn’t expecting a good response only

because I know he has a fairly big job on his hands as an NRL coach and he probably wouldn’t be able to find the time to be away for six or seven weeks,” said Iro, who admitted they didn’t really have a backup option. “But when I heard his initial response was fairly positive I looked at people who might be able to push him along.” That included calls to both Craig Walker, the former Warriors trainer who is also on board for the World Cup, and Warriors and Kiwis captain Simon Mannering who both got in touch with Cleary. Cleary needed little convincing. He considers himself halfKiwi, having spent half of his adult life in Auckland as a player (200002) and then coach (20052011) of the Wa r r i o r s , and found his Panthers club receptive to the idea. “It’s a great opportunity,” he said. “I’m really humbled. It’s probably the best Kiwis squad I’ve

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Cleary shock appointment with Kiwis By Michael Brown

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A decision on the venue for the All Whites’ World Cup playoff has been made but New Zealand Football are holding off on making it public so they can beat the rush on travel and accommodation. The NZF board made the decision at last week’s meeting, with Wellington the likely choice, but hope to keep the venue of the game secret while they arrange domestic travel and accommodation. They also have some responsibilities to host the opposition. The All Whites will take on the fourth-best team from North and Central America in a home-and-away playoff for a place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.  - APNZ

seen in my time and [they have] a great opportunity to defend their title.” It won’t be easy. The Kiwis haven’t beaten Australia since the 2010 Four Nations final and haven’t defeated England in the UK since 2006. They play their first game against Samoa on October 29 and will also meet France and Papua New Guinea in pool play. The Kiwis, like the Warriors, have a history of using Australian coaches. Wayne Bennett was Kearney’s assistant in 2008 and is still used by Kearney as a sounding board and, with only 16 weeks until the World Cup, they needed someone who is actively coaching. There have been some suggestions a New Zealander should have been appointed but Iro said “it wasn’t time to play the New Zealand versus Australia card”. “We just needed the best man for the job and Ivan is a current NRL head coach. “He’s match-fit.” Mannering said it was a decision that will be popular among the players. “Ivan has got a very good football brain on him and Steve and Ivan will make a good combination,” Mannering said. “I didn’t see it coming but when I talked to Tony Iro about it, it seemed like a no-brainer if he was available. “It’s going to be great to have him back involved not just for me but for the rest of the squad.”- APNZ

• Big name for BMX Double Olympic gold medallist Maris Strombergs has confirmed his entry for this month’s UCI BMX World Championship in Auckland. Strombergs, from Latvia, is the sport’s biggest name, having won two BMX world elite titles as well as the Olympic gold medal both in Beijing, where the sport made its debut and again in London last year. The 26-year-old will be one of the clear favourites when the UCI BMX World Championships comes to New Zealand for the first time, to be staged at Vector Arena on July 24-28. - APNZ

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Darren Cavill performs a football balancing act every week - juggling football and futsal commitments.

Origin call-up for Lillyman By Michael Brown He might not have played in last week’s second game of the State of Origin series but Jacob Lillyman has a bit more grunt behind his runs knowing he’s close to playing in this month’s decider in Sydney. The Warriors prop was called up as 18th man for last week’s game in Brisbane but wasn’t required as Queensland levelled the series 1-1. The 29-year-old has played six times for the Maroons, with the last appearance in 2011, but his call-up was reward for some powerful recent performances for the Warriors. Lillyman has averaged 102m a game this season but three times

Brisbane - and the trio will need to be equally effective on Sunday against a big and bruising South pack. It’s a matchup Lillyman is relishing and it will help knowing the Origin selectors will be watching his performance closely. “The biggest thing is knowing you are thereabouts and in their minds,” Lillyman said. “Had I not been called up and had a chat to [coach] Mal [Meninga] I wouldn’t know where I was in the mix. It’s a bit of a feather in the cap. “In the last five weeks I have started to turn a bit of a corner. I have got over a niggling injury I had and am starting to get some good numbers. It’s just good the body is in good nick and feeling fit.”- APNZ

No rest for this striker By Jonathan Leask You would be hard pressed to find Darren Cavill without a football at the moment. He has some form of football six days a week, and then uses the seventh to practise football at home. On a Monday he has Mid Canterbury FTC (Federation Talent Centre) training, Tuesday is his Mid Canterbury 14th grade division one practice, Wednesday is Mt Hutt College 1st XI, Thursday is a second session of FTC and then Friday is the “free day” where he can usually be found kicking a ball around the back yard.

Saturday is game day and then Sunday is for futsal, a five-a-side indoor variation of football, in Christchurch. It is in the latter he has made his latest achievement, gaining selection into the Mainland under 14 futsal team to play at the nationals in Wellington on July 19-21. Ryan Feutz has also made the Mainland under 12 side, and it is his father Greg who has introduced futsal to Mid Canterbury. Feutz organised a Mid Canterbury team that travels to Christchurch in term one to play in the Junior Mainland Football Futsal competition at the Bishopdale YMCA on Sundays.

“We just get some players together and head along, but the team didn’t go that great,” Cavill said. After the term one competition ended, Cavill attended the under 14 trials along with 40 other triallists, and impressed enough to be one of the eight selected for the nationals. He hasn’t had any futsal matches in a while but Cavill, like any selfrespecting striker, knows his stats off the top off his head from his 14th grade side. “I’m 10 goals from nine games.” He will hope to have a similar strike rate when he plays target, the futsal variation of a striker, in Wellington in two weeks’ time.

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Ashburton Indoor Bowls Rep team to play Triangular 13th July at Oamaru K Mackenzie, M Markham, J Gibbs, L Mackenzie G Wilson, R Mackenzie, C Tubb, G Finlay R Bennett, D Turner, N Atkinson, H Mitchell R Ellis, M Bassett, J Walker, H Rennie A Crawford, G Bishop, N Chapman, Mrs N Brough W Lee, J Stewart, G Lee, G Anderson K Smith. J Cuthbertson, A Peck, C Cleghorn M Sheard, G Smith, S Guilford, J Cleghorn Bus leaves Ashburton Post Office 8am. Tinwald shopping centre 8.05am Lunch $15.00. Bus $12.00 If unavailable contact Ken Mackenzie 3070453

Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Open Pennants July 1 Zone 1(Rakaia) Rakaia 1 8.5 v Methven 8.5 Ashburton 1 14 v Tinwald 1 3 Geraldine 1 11 v Mayfield 1 6 Zone 2 (Mayfield) Mayfield 2 14 v Ashburton 2 3 Geraldine 2 10 v Rakaia 2 7 Tinwald 2 13 v Pleasant Point 1 4

Zone 3 (Temuka) North Otago 1 10 v Timaru 7 Pleasant Point 2 13.5 v Fairlie 3.5 Temuka won by default from Maungati Zone 4 (St. Andrews) St.Andrews 12 v North Otago 2 5 Waimate 11 v Tokarahi 6 Lower Waitaki 14.5 v Gleniti 2.5.

Ashburton Golf Club Women’s Section June 25 Rnd 2 Tucker Salver Heather Robertson – 71, Vicki Moore – 74, Jenny Williams, Alison Hewson, Bev Turton – 76 on c/b. July 2 Tnd 2 Truman Trophy Wendy Parr – 28, Pauline Bell, Bev Blair – 29, Shirley Elliott, Jenny Williams, Catherine Trott – 31 on c/b. Nearest The Pins: No. 4 Gabites: Shirley Elliott, No 8 House of Travel Ashburton: Allison Hunt, No.12 Lynn’s Small Salon: Jenny Williams No. 14 Todds of Ashburton: Shirley Elliott, 2nd Shot to Green: Wendy Suttie Twos: Shirley Elliott No 14 Nine Hole Section June 27 Jean Drummond Putting Zilpha Earl – 15, Bella Moore 16 by c/b Carpet Court Ball, Sue Lamb, Wendy Suttie

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United Leasing Championship on the weekend and is eighth on the Tour money-list. The top 25 players automatically qualify for the PGA Tour in 2014. Former major champion Michael Campbell is the New Zealand No 3. He dropped 10 places to 300th after missing the cut at the Irish Open on the European Tour. Florida-based Tim Wilkinson, who is currently fifth on the

Senior: Paul Boon 73. Intermediate: Pete Marshall 72. Junior: Malcolm Fechney 67, Roger Bruce 71, Tony McAndrew 71, Wayne Ross 73, Allen Moore 74, Arthur Pawsey 74. Women: Wendy Stevenson 69, Helen Spicer 79 b/l. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Gordon Rennie. Gluyas Ford # 6; Sue Newman. Stirling Sports # 12; Helen Spicer. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Bryan Shanks. Two’s: Paul Boon, Snow Pierce, Helen Spicer, Gordon Rennie.Net Eagle; # 5 Not struck. 1st round winners in the R.S.A. Trophy: Bryan McFarlane, Ray Kirdy, Rod Harris, Pete Marshall, Warren Eddington, Snow Pierce, Bill Mason, Brent Jary. R.S.A. Cup: Tony McAndrew, Alan Lilley, Shane Green, Alex Millar, Roger Bruce, Graham McCall, Wayne Smith, Steve Kircher.

Rugby League NRL results Round 16 SOUTH SYDNEY 32 (S Burgess B Goodwin J Hunt I Luke N Merritt D Walker tries A Reynolds 3 B Goodwin goals) bt CANBERRA 2 (J Croker goal) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Ben Cummins, Chris James. WESTS TIGERS 22 (B Ayshford B Marshall D Nofoaluma T Simona tries B Marshall 3 goals) bt MELBOURNE 4 (M Blair try) at Leichhardt Oval. Referee: Jared Maxwell, Grant Atkins. Crowd: 5,288. PENRITH 25 (M Moylan J Roberts J Segeyaro B Tighe tries L Walsh 4 goals L Walsh field goal)

Tour money-list, dropped one place to 355th in the world and Wellington pro Gareth Paddison (428) rounds out the top five players. Meanwhile, in the women’s game world No 1 amateur Lydia Ko remains as the No.16 after making the cut in her fifth major championship. The 16-year-old from the Gulf Harbour Country Club, who finished tied 36th at the US Open to place as the runner-up in the amateur

beat ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA 10 (J De Belin C Stanley tries J Dugan goal) at Centrebet Stadium. Referee: Gavin Badger, Phil Haines. Crowd: 6,271. NEWCASTLE 46 (1 penalty try) (J McManus 4 D Boyd J Leilua J Mullen T Roberts tries T Roberts 7 goals) bt GOLD COAST 16 (G Bird K Gordon D Mead tries A Sezer 2 goals) at Hunter Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Jason Robinson. Crowd: 9,208. WARRIORS 18 (K Hurrell E Taylor M Vatuvei tries S Johnson 3 goals) bt BRISBANE 16 (J Hoffman L Maranta P Wallace tries S Prince 2 goals) at Mt Smart Stadium. Referee: Gerard Sutton, Henry Perenara. NORTH QUEENSLAND 24 (K Linnett 2 G Cooper A Winterstein tries J Thurston 4 goals) bt CRONULLA 4 (L Lewis try) at 1300SMILES Stadium. Referee: Alan Shortall, Adam Devcich. Crowd: 14,434. SYDNEY ROOSTERS 18 (M Jennings 2 J Friend R Tuivasa-Sheck tries B Cordner goal) bt MANLY 12 (J Lyon G Rose tries J Lyon 2 goals) at Allianz Stadium. Referee: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Morris. Crowd: 16,246. Bye - Canterbury, Parramatta Standings P W D L B PF PA PD Pts 1 South Sydney 15 13 0 2 1 394 217 177 28 2 Syd Roosters 15 11 0 4 1 342 197 145 24 3 Melbourne 15 10 1 4 1 323 228 95 23 4 Manly 14 7 1 6 2 263 196 67 19 5 Gold Coast 15 8 0 7 1 312 295 17 18 6 Cronulla 14 7 0 7 2 233 249 -16 18 7 Bulldogs 15 8 0 7 1 290 313 -23 18 8 Newcastle 15 7 0 8 1 334 263 71 16

honours, has made the cut in all 21 pro events she has played. Dana Kim, a former New Zealand Amateur and New Zealand Stroke Play Champion, is playing on the Korean Tour and is the New Zealand No 2 at 162nd in the world. North Harbour pro Cathryn Bristow, who is playing on the Ladies European Tour, is the New Zealand No 3 at 468th in the world.  - APNZ Michael Hendry: Jumped seven places.

9 Penrith 14 6 0 8 2 296 260 36 10 Warriors 15 7 0 8 1 294 358 -64 11 Canberra 15 7 0 8 1 274 340 -66 12 Brisbane 15 6 0 9 1 286 291 -5 13 N Queensland 15 6 0 9 1 264 281 -17 14 Wests Tigers 15 6 0 9 1 216 373 -157 15 St G Illawarra 15 5 0 10 1 218 297 -79 16 Parramatta 14 3 0 11 2 214 395 -181 Top try scorers: James McManus (Knights) 15 13 Josh Hoffman (Broncos) Nathan Merritt (Souths) 12 Greg Inglis (Souths) 12 David Simmons (Panthers) 11 Michael Jennings (Roosters) 10 Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys) 10 10 Albert Kelly (Titans) Manu Vatuvei (Warriors) 10

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Shooting Mayfield Smallbore Rifle Club July 1 Mayfield v Ashburton Mayfield J Fleming 98.6; P Fleming 96.5; M Fleming 100.6; S Bartlett 95.3; A Wakelin 95.5, 97.5; P McClintock 95.2; B Austin 92.2; C Nordqvist 95.4; Ashburton L Mackenzie 87.2; R Harris 97.5; G Menzies 95.3, 98.4; A Mitchell 88.0; G Glassey 98.5; G Wright 93.1; S Bovey 76.0; R McDowell 93.3; B Dellow 92.1.

Blues’ halfback Piri Weepu has left South Africa after failing to recover from a rib injury suffered against the Sharks on Sunday. He joined first-five Chris Noakes on a flight back to Auckland last night, leaving the side without two crucial starters for a mustwin clash against the Cheetahs on Sunday morning. Blues’ doctor Stephen Kara said it was highly unlikely Weepu’s injury would settle prior to the game this weekend, so a decision had to be made. Jamison GibsonPark is expected to start in the nine jersey with Baden Kerr most likely to play outside him. The Cheetahs ending the regular season with a bye, the Blues need to beat the South African side to ensure their playoff hopes are still alive when they face the Chiefs in their final game.- HOL

• Tough call for Deans Coach Robbie Deans admits he faces an immensely tough decision whether to recall the experience and nous of Wallabies great George Smith to improve Australia’s breakdown fortunes on Saturday night. The British and Irish Lions surprisingly gained the upper hand in a rugged breakdown battle in the second Test and young incumbent Michael Hooper is no certainty to start at No.7 in the ANZ Stadium decider. After a week of full training in Melbourne, Smith is considered fit and prepared enough to be unleashed against the Lions. But the 32-year-old still has not played for six weeks due to a knee injury and that would concern Deans ahead of such a big game. The coach conceded yesteday that he could choose any one of his three openside flankers - Hooper, Smith and replacement Liam Gill - to start in the third Test.  - AAP

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New Zealand PGA Championship title in March, won the Muriwai Open on the Charles Tour (to become the joint most successful player on the tour) and won the Starwood Classic in Fiji. New Zealand No 2 Danny Lee, who is likely to return to the PGA Tour in 2014 after a consistent season on the Tour, dropped eight places to 253rd in the world. Lee finished tied 26th at the

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New Zealand No 1 Michael Hendry has climbed to a career-high ranking of 166 on the Official World Golf Rankings. The 33-year-old North Harbour pro, who enjoyed his best finish on the Japan Golf Tour on the weekend with a tie for sixth at the Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open, jumped seven places on the rankings. Hendry has enjoyed a successful season in 2013. He defended his

Kiwi middle distance runner Nikki Hamblin has made a welcome return to racing with a third placing at the Harry Jerome International Track meet in Burnaby, Canada yesterday. Hamblin’s time of 4m 10.08s was her fastest 1500m effort for almost two years since July 2011 when she set a New Zealand record of 4m 04.82s in Spain. It was also first solid race since she was forced out of the 2012 London Olympics due to injury. Hamblin, the double Commonwealth Games silver medallist, has another race in Vancouver this Friday before making a decision on races for the remainder of the northern summer. - APNZ

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in the last four games has exceeded 150m. He did it again on Sunday against the Broncos when he ran for 152m and backed it up with 33 tackles and an impressive three tackle breaks. He is one member of a four-strong prop rotation that is one of the best in the NRL but the quartet had to do without Russell Packer against Brisbane and Packer (hamstring) is in doubt for Sunday’s game against the table-topping Rabbitohs in Perth. Ben Matulino (150m), Sam Rapira (161m) and Lillyman made up for Packer’s absence - Warriors coach Matt Elliott doesn’t seem to have confidence in Suaia Matagi who played only the first 15 minutes against


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Heartland the focus for coach Mid Canterbury rugby coach Glenn Moore has taken the liberty to make several personnel changes for the mid-week match against Ellesmere in Kirwee today. Moore has made seven changes to the starting XV from the side that lost to South Canterbury 21-35 in Timaru at Queen’s Birthday weekend as he takes a further look at his options for the Heartland campaign. “There are a few changes in there as we’re just looking at a few combinations we want to try out, and there has been a few injuries that affected that as well,” Moore said. One of those is hooker James Carr, who is in line to bring up his 100th cap during the Heartland Championship. That has Tukulua Tolu starting at hooker with Ron Manu switching to loosehead prop, while Simon Fleetwood starts at tighthead. Kody Nordqvist moves from the flank to partner Ross McKay with Tevita Vi at blindside and Jackson Donlan starts at open side. The changes to the backline see Cawte Whiting given the nod at halfback, with Richard Catherwood coming into the midfield to partner Dwayne Burrows. The back three has been named to start unchanged but both wingers, Tevita Tupou and Josh Walker, have been bracketed. Ellesmere will boast a strong side, considering the union boasted the two finalists in the Combined Country Cup. They’ll be rather strong I imagine, and certainly when you look around the traps on Saturdays I believe it will be the case. “We’re already looking at where we need to bolster the side and this will be a good test for us.” They have a robust and experienced forward pack, but the real danger will be out wide. Southbridge’s Peni Manumanuniliwa and Willie McGoon both featured heavily in their sides back-to-back triumphs (and played sevens for Mid Canterbury last season) and will ask some big questions of the Mid Canterbury defence. However, Mid Canterbury’s focus

Mid Canterbury Mid Canterbury Development XV v Ellesmere Colts at 1.30pm Mid Canterbury XV v Ellesmere, Kirwee Domain, 3pm Mid Canterbury XV 1 Ron Manu, 2 Tukulua Tolu, 3 Simon Fleetwood, 4 Kody Nordquist, 5 Ross McKay, 6 Tevita Vi , 7 Jackson Donlan, 8 Jon Dampney, 9 Cawte Whiting, 10 Davey Maw, 11 Tevita Tupou (Richard Burns), 12 Richard  Catherwood, 13 Dwayne Burrows, 14 Josh Nonu (Gideon Lambrechts), 15 Josh Walker. Reserves: Penisoni Latu, Scott Murphy, Logan Bonnington, Mitch Sim, Will McKenzie, Manase Nonu, Paddy Davis, Richard Burns, Gideon Lambrechts.

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Mid Canterbury basketballer Emily Hickman is completing her preparations with the New Zealand under 16s to take on the top Australian talent.

Payoff time for the hard yards By Jonathan Leask Emily Hickman is set for a big two weeks of basketball. Hickman has been in Auckland since Saturday night to attend the New Zealand under 16 training camp before flying out to Adelaide tomorrow morning for the Australian State Championships which start on Saturday. After a week of going up against the best Australia has to offer she flies home, to only be in Ashburton for one day before catching another plane back to Auckland to play for Canterbury Country at the Under 17 national championships. That’s a lot of basketball. But she has put in a lot of preparation, essentially training since February. “Basketball has been a constant thing for me this year so hopefully it is all going to pay off,” Hickman said. Having been training solo for the past few weeks, sending off video to her coach James McGilvary for

analysis and feedback, she arrived in Auckland on Saturday night for the final phase of the preparation. The team got straight down to business on Sunday morning with back-to-back days of seven hour training sessions, cutting back to five hours yesterday and today. “Our coach also coaches in Queensland so knows what to expect, so he is getting us up to speed with a new defensive pattern which is totally different to anything I’ve done before. “There is a lot more rotating around.” After a big day of training the team building hasn’t stopped there. “All the North Harbour girls have billeted the rest of the team which

is nice to go home after training to a nice bed. The shared lodgings also help build the team culture, which was already strong. “It’s all good to be back together. “It’s not one of those teams where it’s a little bit awkward at the start. “You just get straight back into where we left off.” The team gets along well but they are hoping to transfer that into some strong team performances on court, with Hickman most looking forward to playing Victoria Metro on the second day. “They have won it 13 years in a row so it’ll be interesting to see how we go against them. “That will be the decider of where we are going to end up. “I haven’t seen a lot of the state

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teams, I’ve been on Koru tours before but that usually isn’t the best of the best. “I reckon with this team we could go quite well but it all depends on the day. “If we have a good day we can do really well be if we have a flat day you never know.” While Hickman has high hopes for the team she also has personal aspirations to be on court. “We have two six foot two girls so I’m fighting with another girl for the second post position. “I don’t think I’ll be starting straight up but hoping to work my way up and see if I can earn the start by making an impact when I do get on.” After the big week of representing her country on the court, she arrives in New Zealand on the 14th, gets back to Ashburton on the 15th to travel back to Auckland on the 16th for nationals championships. “It’ll be a big few weeks but I’m really looking forward to it.”

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won’t be what their opposition is up to, it will be putting their own structures into action. “We have some things that we want to achieve and spent a reasonable amount of time on Monday night looking at some clips from the South Canterbury game of what we did well. “How when we stuck to our structure how well it worked and when we went away from them it was our downfall. “I think seeing was believing. “They can see that when they stick to it we look quite good so a lot of it is concentration.” Moore will be hoping to see more of the structured as the players have a second opportunity to put their hands up for the Heartland squad. The coaches will also be keeping an eye on the Mid Canterbury Development XV, who play the Ellesmere Colts in the curtain raiser, with “a couple of players” Moore still wants to have a look at ahead of naming the squad. The final squad will then have pre-season games after the Watters Cup concludes to fine tune in the build-up to the Heartland competition which kicks off on August 24 with Mid Canterbury hosting Poverty Bay.

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