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BIRTHS FOSTER – Graeme and Nida are delighted to announce the arrival of Bethany Joy, 7lb 3oz on Friday, October 19. A wee sister for Kimberley and Jack.

MOLLOY – Brigid, Brendon and Aden are delighted to announce the early arrival of little Casey Margaret, October 27, at 5.49pm, 6lb 9oz. Doing well. A huge thanks to midwife Carlene Dixon, Christchurch Women’s Birthing Unit and the Diabetic team.

WALKER, Mamae – Ewan, Jan, Trudy, Phil and Rob wish to sincerely thank everyone for their support and kindness following the death of our beloved wife and mother, Mamae (Kris). We also offer our heart felt thanks for the many gifts of food, flowers, cards and money. Special thanks to all the staff at Palmerston Medical Centre and the Dunedin Hospital, the care and service we received was something special. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement as many addresses are unknown. He mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa e haere mai ki te poroporoaki i a Motty Walker

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PORTER – Nina Virginia-lee arrived on October 30, 2012 at Christchurch Women's Hospital weighing 3.6kgs. Another little chocolatier in the family and sister to Drew and Cerys. Nadine and Tim would like to thank family and friends for all their support.

DEATHS

AYERS, Raymond Charles, (Ray) (Reg. No 65879) – On 1st November 2012, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Una. Dearly loved and respected father and fatherin-law of Wendy and Donald Greene and the late Carol, and Gavin Douglas. Loved and respected Pop of Cameron Greene, Tania and Karl Booth, Mark and Jayne Douglas, Tony and Erica Douglas, and great grandfather of Jaylen and Kody Booth, Taryn , Bradley, and Baxter Douglas. Messages to Ayers Family, PO Box 472 Ashburton. Flowers respectfully declined but donations to the Ashburton Branch of the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Ray will be farewelled at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road, Ashburton on TUESDAY 6 November commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Service FDANZ Ashburton

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An Ashburton man arrested as part of a massive police drugs operation in 2010, will be sentenced in Christchurch next month. Matthew Allan Newton, 31, was arrested as part of the Canterbury-wide P-lab bust called Operation Granite and while many of the others

arrested as part of that operation were sentenced in the Christchurch District Court this week. Newton though, who has been identified as the main figure in the conspiracy, will be sentenced on December 14. P-labs and thousands of

dollars in cash, firearms, and chemicals and precursors involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine were found in the bust, which saw properties in Ashburton, Christchurch and Lyttleton searched. The initial bust involved 15 simultaneous early morn-

By Kris Shannon

When the going gets tough, the tough get going - and no one on the Breakers’ roster is tougher than Mika Vukona. The Tall Black captain defined clutch against the Sydney Kings at the North Shore Events Centre last night, nailing a three-pointer in the corner with a second on the clock to break a tie game and hand the Breakers a 79-76 win. Cedric Jackson looked set to repeat his final-minute heroics of two weeks ago but, instead of driving to the hoop, he found a wideopen Vukona, and the spiritual leader of the Breakers made no mistake. Their shooting numbers continue to be atypical but one number remains familiar for the Breakers - that in the win column. The triumph moved the Breakers’ record to 4-1, despite being unable to break out of their offensive slump - although they did crack 75 points for the first time this season. - APNZ

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Jas is our winner Jas Andrada, 17, received her basket of prizes yesterday from Guardian reporter Myles Hume after winning a competition to name the Guardianonline’s exciting new youth page. She came up with name The Wall which she said was a familiar name in Facebook world for personal pages. “Everyone calls it that so I

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thought that would be a good name because everyone knows it and it’s for us,” Jas said. She said fellow schoolmates had congratulated her and were envious of her prizes that included a cellphone, food vouchers and lollies. She hoped people got on board with The Wall, saying she was excited about its future.

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A 68-year-old man stopped in Methven by members of the public due to the manner of his driving on Thursday evening was nearly three times the legal alcohol limit. The man returned a level of 1099mcg/l (the legal limit is 400mcg/l) after members of the public became concerned, pulled out in front of him to stop him, took his keys off him and called police, Methven Police senior constable Aaron Tapp said. The incident occurred at around 5.30pm in the town centre and it’s understood the man had driven to Methven from Christchurch. A firearm was also found in the car and it was seized by police. The man was arrested and has been bailed to appear in the Christchurch District Court later this month. Police are continuing their enquiries.

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WATSON - O’SULLIVAN – The engagement is announced in London between Alastair, son of Mike and Ali Watson of Hamilton and Bridie, A man has died daughter of Denis and Chris following a car O’Sullivan, of Ashburton.

CAWTE - HORNE – Lance and Belinda along with Jill and Bryce are thrilled to announce the engagement of Emily and Cameron to family and friends.

PAGE - THOMAS – Murray and Isabell Page (Ashburton), along with Mark and Janice Thomas (Christchurch), are thrilled to announce the engagement of Rachel and Matthew.

ing search warrants being executed in a joint operation involving police and customs. The operation was large – involving 160 police staff. At the time, the discovery of the P labs was expected to make a large dent in illegal drug manufacturing in Canterbury.

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MOORE, Eric William (Bill) – Bill’s family would like to express their thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers and baking or attended the service to celebrate his life. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

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crash on Siberia Road, Maronan, yesterday. The Guardian understands the man may have suffered from a medical incident prior to the crash, which may have caused him to leave the road. Emergency services raced to the scene shortly after 2pm but efforts to save the man were unsuccessful. Police were able to confirm last night that a single vehicle crash had occurred and that a person had died, but further details were unavailable.

The Community Lipsync fundraiser taking place at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre tonight will see all performers – junior and senior – performing on the one stage. While the event was originally planned to be an afternoon jun-

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iors event and an evening seniors event, the two had been combined into one. It will take place at the Event Centre from 7pm tonight. It’s a fundraiser for the new stadium complex.

Director – David Williams Musical Director – Jo Castelow

Major Characters:

Kim (a 17 year old girl) Asian Descent The Engineer aka Tran Van Dinh Christopher Scott aka Chris (GI) John Thomas (Chris’s friend) Thuy (Kim’s cousin) Male Ellen (Chris’s American Wife) Gigi Van Tranh (Hardened Saigon Stripper) Tam (Kim and Chris, 3 year old son) Plus an ensamble of GI Men, Dreamland Ladies and Dancers 7th, 8th & 9th of December at the Society Rooms Wills Street, Ashburton

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Christmas shopping already? Really? By Sam Morton When you head into town this morning, are you really going to be shopping for Christmas? Ashburton shops and stores seem to think so and almost two months out from the big day, most stores have embraced the Christmas spirit in style. Ashburton residents spoken to on the street yesterday were of mixed opinion, but most agreed embracing Christmas in November was just too soon. Bill Dodge said he was surprised to hear Christmas was even being discussed, although he acknowledged other countries accepted Christmas sooner than December. However, as a church pastor, he feels the message of Christmas has been forgotten and insists businesses use the season as a financial opportunity. “From my point of view, it (Christmas) has a huge commercial bent on it these days and I don’t think many businesses think too much of the original story,” he said. “It’s also sad to see a lot of them and other people putting an X in front of Christmas, because it removes the word Christ and let’s not forget Christ is the main reason we celebrate Christmas.” A quick walk along East Street and through the Ashburton Arcade – it would seem Christmas is right around the corner, except

as the residents pointed out – it’s not. Christmas displays, Christmas trees and decorations have been put up and bulk decoration packages and gift sets are being sold in The Warehouse and at other shops throughout town. On Monday night, The China Shop and Kitchen Kapers are teaming up to present a “Sneak Peak at Christmas” – an event to showcase decorations, table setting displays, new gift ranges, fresh fudge tasting and cooking tips from MasterChef’s Chantelle O’Brien. However, could it be too much fuss, too soon? A brief glance at the calendar would confirm it is, with more than 50 days left to go before Christmas Day arrives. Ashburton woman Barbara Delaney certainly thinks so, saying Christmas was arriving too fast in the district. “I think it is Christmas gone crazy ... there are already so many decorations around the place and we are only in November. “I suppose it is coming round quite quickly, but even so I still think it is too early,” she said. Other residents polled believed Christmas should feature at this time of year and suggested stores around Ashburton were right to promote it as early as November. Some residents questioned had already planned their Christmas shopping list and would be wrapping gifts by December.

LEFT: Christmas preparations: The China Shop shop assistant Sharron Wilson gears up for Christmas, albeit almost two months early.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Photo Kirsty Graham 011112-KG-018

Is it too soon to be thinking about Christmas, email your thoughts to sam.m@theguardian.co.nz


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Two critical after chemical spill By Hana Garrett-Walker and Anne-Marie Emerson Two people are being flown to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition after being exposed to hydrogen sulfide in a chemical spill at a tanning factory in Wanganui. Another 19 people were exposed to the gas, and were being assessed at Wanganui Hospital, a DHB spokeswoman said. Emergency services were called to Tasman Tanning in Castlecliff about 5pm yesterday following a chemical spill. Tannery workers, some of them being attended to by paramedics, were seen siting or lying on the grass outside the factory. Police, St John and the fire service attended, with multiple ambulances and the fire service’s hazardous materials unit at the scene. A decontamination unit was set up on Tod St.

Police cordoned off part of Heads Rd, and traffic heading towards Castlecliff was diverted down Mosston Rd. Two people were ventilated after being exposed to the toxic gas. They were in a critical but stable condition and were due to fly to Wellington Hospital for further treatment last night. The condition of the other 19 people taken to Wanganui Hospital was not known. Hydrogen sulfide is a colourless, poisonous, flammable gas. It has a strong smell, similar to rotten eggs. The hospital spokeswoman said the chemical affected lungs and breathing. People living and working in the area said the first they knew of the incident was a very strong smell of sulphur. Tasman Tanning employs about 200 people. The family-operated business has been in operation since 1953. - apnz

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Ashburton gunslingers Cutter (Gavin Hunt) and Buck Sabbath (Lindsay Giles) at the National Cowboy Action Shooting Championships in Ashburton yesterday.

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Mid Canterbury Netball, Basketball and Badminton clubs have joined forces to produce a lip-sync competition/show. This is a chance for the community to show off their amazing lip-sync abilities. Come and support them and have a fun night out.

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One show only, tonight 7pm Tickets: Adult $25, Child 13 & under $8 (credit card fees apply) Door sales from 6pm.

Beatlemania On Tour They’re back! The global phenomenon that took New Zealand by storm in 2009 returns with a brand new show set to cause Beatlemania once more. Musically, no detail is overlooked to re-create the true sound and excitement of The Beatles, with every song performed totally live and in its original key. Visually, the presentation is as close to the real thing as you can imagine... Close your eyes, could it really be them?

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The Isla Grant Show Scottish born singer-songwriter Isla Grant returns to New Zealand in 2012 with a fresh look and brand new show. Isla’s beautiful voice together with an ability to write sensitive songs that cross over from country/folk to easy listening have now established her as a major recording artist in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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A shady looking character advances with rifle in hand. He aims and fires releasing a big bang and a bigger plume of smoke. He fires a series of shots before discarding the rifle for the pistol at his side and advances on his targets, unleashing six deadly shots before raising his hands in surrender to the sound of the buzzer. That is Cowboy Action Shooting, and the best of the New Zealand west have been shooting it out in Ashburton for the past few days. “We are a bunch of serious adults playing at being big kids,” Ashburton Cowboy Buck Sabbath, better known as Lindsay Giles, said. The bunch of “big kids” come together to play at cowboy and indians, but it’s easy to see why- it’s fun. Playing cowboys has always been a favourite for children but these adults get to take it to the next level, the closest thing to being real-life cowboys without breaking the law. “I’ve always been playing cowboys ever since I was a kid. It’s just now we use real guns,” Giles said. It sounds like child’s play but there is a lot more to it than fully grown

men, and women, playing dress up and shooting guns. There is a certain level of skill involved with competitions of speed and accuracy, but safety is paramount. “Safety is the number one concern,” Cutter, also known as Gavin Hunt, said. “You can’t just rock up and run around shooting guns.” The entrants have to pass safety protocol tests before they are allowed to get in on the action and even then referees keep a close eye on gun safety, Cutter said. The dress code is also quite strict, with western style boots and hats a must, basically anything that makes it as authentic as possible. “It might seem a bit silly, getting all dressed up, but it’s just part of the fun,” Buck Sabbath said. He also said that “you would be surprised who you find” wandering round in spurs with a pair of revolvers strapped to their waist, it’s a surprisingly addictive sport but it is also a sociable sport. The nationals conclude today at the Beckley Range with the all-in shootout, a knockout speed shooting competition to find the quickest draw in the land.

Wed, 14 Nov

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Arts on Tour

Home

Humble and commonplace, blankets have played a central role in our daily lives since the first contact between Maori and Pakeha. In Home, blankets provide the backdrop to the story of two Scottish immigrants to New Zealand, Maggie and Johnnie, who meet and marry just before WWI, and the difficulties they endure when Johnnie goes away to the Front.

Sun, 25 Nov, 7.30pm

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IN FLAGRANTE In Flagrante, meaning ‘Caught in the Act’, is a modern, sassy and beautifully deviant take on today’s burlesque revival. Six exquisite dancers ‘caught in the act’ with a fetish for leather, nudity in public and a wild equestrian spirit. In Flagrante is 11 short pieces set to the music of quirky Austrian cabaret group Waldeck’s ‘Ballroom Stories’. Fri, 30 Nov, 8pm Tickets: Adults $35, Concession $32, Students $30 (plus fees).

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Montana Mack fires his lever action rifle at the National Cowboy Action Shooting championships in Ashburton yesterday.


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Teachers somehow come out on top By Myles Hume Even when the teachers could not stamp their authority at the Ashburton College chess match yesterday – they still managed to come out on top. The annual event, that always tends to lose its shape, was played at its usual chaotic level as the student executives pushed the limits by throwing wave after wave of water on their superiors. The teachers rose to the challenge, but could not match the student bombardment. But what mattered was the result, and for the third year in a row the teachers were able to checkmate the pupils, cornering head boy George McDonald. Perched on the stage at the foot of the chessboard, teacher Kelly Scrivener, 25, and year 13 pupil Han Kornel, 17, traded blows on their regular chessboard that translated to the pupils and teachers on the life size board. Well it was meant to. While they ordered their moves, teachers and pupils scrambled with full buck-

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Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan cops a bucket-full of water from year 13 pupil Tom Evans at the annual chess match between the student executives and the teachers at college yesterday. ets and pressurised water pistols, almost oblivious to the match that was taking place. A powerful figure in the school, principal Grant McMillan appeared to be taking the full brunt from the student executives who would have been keen to get one over

Emma’s runner-up Hinds School’s Emma Jansen has been named runner-up in the competition for the Environment Canterbury Wrybill Trophy. She was one of two runners-up behind Estelle Arundell, a pupil at Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru. The award was made at Environment Canterbury’s council meeting on Thursday and it was presented by chair of commissioners Dame Margaret Bazley after presentations made by the students to the Environment Canterbury commissioners and staff. The Wrybill Trophy is the supreme award given to the most outstanding Year 7 to 13 student(s) and their school in the Resource Management section of the Canterbury Schools’ Science

and Technology fairs. The award is judged by Lincoln University Professor Jon Hickford as the best of the best of the two fairs, held each year in Christchurch and Timaru. Emma’s project was a stand-out at the Timaru fair. It was titled Be Safe, Be Seen and it compared the visibility of fluorescent safety jackets of various colours in different weather conditions. Estelle’s project was titled Hand printing for the future, and it looked at promoting the idea of a “carbon handprint” alongside the well-known idea of a carbon footprint within her community, the difference being that a carbon footprint is the mark you leave on the planet, whereas a carbon handprint is a way to show others what you are going to do about it.

District Plan to be released November 14 The long awaited results of the hours of submissions and hearings that went into forming the Ashburton District Plan, will become public property on November 14. The district plan is the guiding document for the district and the Ashburton District Council, which sets out rules for how people can use and develop land under the Resource Management Act and how best to protect the district’s natural assets. A review of the plan started in July 2007 with district councillors, staff and consultants looking at every aspect of the current plan and the implications of changes to legislation over the past 10 years. The proposed plan was released for

consultation in April 2010. More than 700 submissions were received and a marathon hearing process carried out to ensure everyone who wanted to had an opportunity to voice their concerns. Councillor Robin Kilworth chaired the hearing panel and said the high level of community input helped shape the future of the district. The plan affects every resident, business and place in the district so it is great the community has considered its implications.” The plan would have an impact on urban and rural growth, commercial and industrial development, land subdivision, landscapes, heritage sites and the protection of environmentally sensitive issues, Mrs Kilworth said.

their leader. “It comes with the territory,” Mr McMillan said. And even when the water got low, the pupils still had their own motorised scooter to go back to the bunker and reload. Mr McMillan said it was a “great tradi-

tion” and he was impressed with the fight shown by the teachers considering how outnumbered they were. “Well clearly the students played with more passion and got a bit more excited than us, but chess was the winner on the day.”

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Chertsey watches on as world passes by By Susan Sandys Chertsey grandparents George and Jenny Jamieson like watching the world go by. And that’s what they have been doing since mid-October, when State Highway One was diverted down their quiet village street. Instead of the usual one or two cars here and there, they have had thousands of south-bound commuters in cars, trucks and farm vehicles motoring past their front gate. “We sit and have a cup of tea on the verandah, and watch them all go past,” Mr Jamieson said. It had been interesting to see all the different types of vehicles and drivers, and he and Mrs Jamieson were not complaining. They could see the need for the diversion, which would be in place five-and-a-half days per week until early December. And drivers were behaving themselves, sticking to the speed limit and driving carefully.

Fellow Chertsey Line Road resident Helen Spicer agreed that the work was causing few disruptions. Although she was trying to sell her house and was a bit concerned about potential buyers having to cross the road when it was so busy. But the State Highway One improvements needed to be done. “They need to do it because it’s a high traffic road,” she said. NZTA highways operations manager Peter Connors said the diversion was underway while drainage and improvement work was undertaken. “We understand this means some disruptions for road users and appreciate their patience,” Mr Connors said. “A detour is a safer option and minimises traffic queues conflicting with the railway crossing in the area and also allows the job to be completed quicker.” Just under 10,000 vehicles per day travelled through the section of state highway, and about 4000 southbound vehicles were being diverted down Chertsey Line Road daily.

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Artscape goes ahead despite the wind The cancer charity CanBead will be the big winner when this weekend’s Artscape event and garden tours wrap up. The Artscape with Latitude event was held yesterday and continues today at Trott’s Gardens with a six garden tour yesterday. In spite of blustery nor’-westers hammering the Ashburton District yesterday both events attracted a steady crowd of browsers. Trott’s Gardens were in full spring bloom and played host to several marquees where craft, artisan food and wine sellers set up in business. Cooking demonstrations were held yesterday with more planned for today. Guardian photographer Kirsty Graham went along to check out the activities.

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Journey from paddock to lake told in book By Sue Newman More than 40 years ago there was a growing groundswell of opinion that Ashburton needed a lake within a short drive of town. A site in the Riverside industrial estate was considered and dismissed. A few years later, a small group of people then picked up the idea and started to dream. Their vision was for a vast stretch of water that could meet the recreational needs of the district for decades and that vision also included the possibility of a housing subdivision on the lake’s canals. The journey from dream to reality was to take about 14 years and along the way it would cost its small band of supporters thousands of hours of their time and countless personal dollars. But when the lake opened in 2002 they were rewarded by the outflow of community support for the project. The story of the lake and its development from dream to a place that is home to hundreds, used by thousands and is now entering another stage in its development, is told in the book More than Water, the story of Lake Hood. That book will be launched next week and will go on sale across the country. It tells the story of the power of commitment, hard work, determination and positive thinking to take a dream and turn it into a community asset. About two years ago, Aquatic Park Trust trustee David West knew the story of the lake, the memories of its supporters

and the thousands of photos that had been taken over the years, had to be recorded. They were part of the story of the Ashburton District and could not become lost in personal archives. A book that told the story of the lake from its humble beginnings needed to be written, and Mr West set about finding a writer. He told her what he was thinking, she liked the idea and the long job of drawing together the countless stories behind the lake began. Like most of those involved from the outset, Mr West had his own collection of memorabilia. “I had boxes and cases of stuff and I gave this to her thinking it would be a good starting point. She took it all away but brought it back, throwing her hands up in the air and asking how she was expected to work her way through it all.” Instead she opted to draw information, anecdotes and stories from the many people who had been involved in the lake as it developed. “She went right back to people involved in the early days, the original committee and people who’d had significant input all the way through.” Author Nathalie Brown talked, recorded, researched and finally started pulling together the story of Lake Hood. Many weeks were spent selecting photographs and finally a transcript was ready. “We went through this carefully to see that it reflected what we all felt. The whole book is about the community and how the community achieved this.” While there was no single cat-

alyst for the book to be written at this point in the lake’s history, Mr West said that like other trustees, he wanted an official record of its early years to be written before people’s memories began to fade. “And it was intriguing, when we looked through the first draft, it was amazing our all of our memories were slightly different.” More than Lake Hood covers the journey of the lake from dream to today and includes today’s development of the Lake Hood extension. Each of the original trustees’ recollections are recorded as are those of other people who had significant input into the project. Often they’re quoted talking about one another. “This story is more than the story of the lake, it’s the story of how the community

achieved this and how it split the community for a time. It shows that if people want to do something badly enough they can, it shows how if you stay with your dream you can make it happen. “There’s been a huge sense of achievement to be part of this but for a long time our whole lives revolved around the lake.” For the men with the dream of a manmade lake near Ashburton, that dream involved more than 12 years of their time, energy and money. Now the reward for that is that the lake has just become part of life in Ashburton. “Stage one was the voluntary stage and there’s been no other project that has involved so much of the town. Stage two, however, is a commercial business with commercial

benefits,” Mr West said. With the first copy of the book in his hands, Mr West said he was delighted with the way it had turned out. It will be sold nationwide and the trustees hope it will spread the Lake Hood word and encourage more people to visit and use its waters. The book will be launched this week at a private event that will bring people from the lake’s past together to celebrate what the journey of Lake Hood from paddock to a thriving recreational facility and residential community. Profits from the sale of the Lake Hood book will go to Ronald McDonald House. The lake trustees wanted profits to benefit children and their families because that’s what the lake is about, Mr West said.

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Georgia’s focus on rubbish By Susan Sandys Car tyres and rusted gas canisters discarded on Wakanui Beach are not seen as the most attractive items. But to Ashburton College Year 13 photography student Georgia Guilford they have certain visual qualities. The 17-year-old is compiling her portfolio of work for the year, and chose Wakanui Beach as the setting, with its litter and her little sister Sienna, 5, as subjects. The portfolio has an apocalyptic theme. The first panel features pictures of Sienna at the beach, viewing a sign “Please Take Your Rubbish With You” but observing pieces of rubbish around her at the same time. In the second panel the rubbish starts to take over and in the third panel there are abstract photos showing the rubbish becoming the new landscape, including the Wakanui cliffs being completely made of discarded items. Georgia said as well as car tyres and gas canisters, she had found other items on the beach she could use in her work, such as aluminium cans, shot gun shells, and netting. She had taken eight trips to the beach in total, and then spent many hours at her computer Photoshopping images. Her work will be among many on display from Ashburton College Year 13 art students in an exhiPhoto Tetsuro Mitomo 311012-tm-152 bition at the Walnut Avenue hockey grounds on The aesthetic values of rubbish have been highlighted in Georgia Guilford’s Year 13 photography portfolio. Tuesday evening next week.

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Ashburton Police want the public’s help in finding laptops taken in a burglary from Hinds School on Labour Day. Six laptops taken in the burglary remain outstanding and police believe they may have been sold in and around the Ashburton area. The laptops are distinctive; they’re all Acer Aspire laptops and are bright blue in colour. They’re slightly smaller than a normal laptop and have touch screens that can swivel around.


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Big idea, big hopes By Myles Hume

It was a random idea to help make a difference that lead Sebastiaan Bierema to his latest quest. The ex-Rakaia man, now studying at Wellington’s Victoria University, was deep in thought only two months ago when the dream to create a website that would capture the imagination of Kiwis and advertisers was formulated. “I get heaps of random ideas but this was one that popped into my head that I thought was actually a good one,” the 19-year-old said. The plan is to get two million web users to set the website as their homepage where the money from keen advertisers or a massive payout could generate money for charities to help fund community projects. Appropriately named no8wirewebsite, the website was constructed by Mr Bierema and his three friends Joseph McAuley, Arnaud Leurquin,

both 19, and Scott Ayers, 20, and is still taking baby steps, hoping for a revamp from an experienced web designer. Only six days into its journey, the site had already attracted 100 people - exceeding the group’s expectations. “This is completely not-for-profit and it will help fund community projects, much like the sports centre that is going to be built in Ashburton.” The website itself is a home page with links to popular New Zealand websites, but as the website gains momentum Mr Bierema wants to make it a customised page for any user to put up their most popular links. “Setting the website as your homepage people are contributing to the charity without actually paying anything because it is all about raising awareness and getting advertisers on board.” To visit, search http://www. no8wirewebsite.co.nz.

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Commissioner outlines Strengthening Families Ministry of Social Development regional commissioner John Henderson was in Ashburton this week outlining how Strengthening Families works. Strengthening Families is a structured process for Government and non-Government agencies to work together to improve the well-being of children, young people and their families. It provides co-ordinated support for families dealing with two or more agencies by providing a process where everyone can work together. It works on the assumption that families have a profound impact on outcomes for children and that collaboration among agencies and

across sectors involved with families is more effective that unilateral separate interventions. To achieve that in Mid Canterbury, Strengthening Families uses interagency case management, identifies gaps in local services and provides advice on how to fill them, as well as establishing local preventative and community initiatives as well as working with individual families through the process. Strengthening Families has been successful in helping New Zealand – including Mid Canterbury – families for 15 years and is one of the longest running collaborative processes between Government and community.

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John Henderson from the Ministry of Social Development addresses the audience at a Mid Canterbury Strengthening Families presentation on Thursday.

We’re less than positive If you’ve been feeling a bit down recently, you’re not alone. New Zealand has been knocked off a global list of the top 10 most positive countries, compiled by an online news service exclusively for positive news, D Positive (D+). Australians have also fallen slightly after topping the list last year, but still come second in the world. The news site may have stunned some users by naming the United States as the world’s most positive country this year. The results were calculated based on a panel rating, D+ journalistsvolunteers rating, a global social media survey, and the number of positive news entries in 2012 in the D+ website. New Zealand rated number nine last year, with the panel calling it

a “silent achiever”, but this year it failed to make the top 10. The United States took the trophy from last year’s winner Australia and was praised for its continuing innovation, particularly NASA’s Mars Rover, as well as some positive signs of an economic recovery. Dr Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, stated “I feel that D+ is making a positive impact on people by reporting positive news. The initiative of the report will encourage individuals and countries to take more positive actions for a positive future.” England, China and Japan rounded out the top five. Top 10 most positive countries: 1 USA 6 Germany 2 Australia 7 Canada 3 England 8 France 4 China 9 India 5 Japan 10 Sweden - APNZ


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Wildlife photography is a little like showing sheep, says retired farmer Norman Early. Guardian reporter SUSAN SANDYS spoke to the Ashburton photographer about his hobby. Photo Kirsty Graham 231012-KG-009

TOP: Ashburton photographer Norman Early has been to some amazing places in the world to capture wildlife images. ABOVE LEFT: Surrounded by kelp and with eyes like mirrors, Seal in Seaweed won honours at this year’s photographic society national competition. ABOVE CENTRE: King penguins is one of hundreds of penguin images Norman Early took at Macquarie Island. ABOVE RIGHT: These three juvenile silver eyes were snapped soon after leaving their nest in Ashburton.

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hotographing wildlife has been a passion for Norman Early since he retired eight years ago. The 74-year-old and wife Amuri travelled to Alaska at the time, and he invested in a digital camera to begin his foray into the new hobby. “The idea was to get a closeup of a grizzly bear without getting close to it,” Mr Early said. Shooting out of a bus coach window in the Delaney National Park, Mr Early found he got a photo of the bear but it was not a good one. He was on the wrong side of the bus and the bear was among trees and too far away. Mrs Early was on the other

side of the bus with an old film camera and managed to get a better photo. “There’s luck involved, there’s no question,” Mr Early said. Luck has been on his side many a time since, however, and he has shot some awardwinning photos. About four years ago he travelled to Macquarie Island near Tasmania and snapped the charming work he was to call Seal In Seaweed, and the colourful avian portrait King Penguins. Both images won honours in this year’s national Photographic Society of New Zealand competition, where he also achieved four acceptances.

He said Macquarie Island had been “the most exciting place” he had ever been to. “There’s so much wildlife there,” Mr Early said. Seal In Seaweed had been snapped while he was walking and happened to see the seal nearby looking at him. He had not remembered taking king penguins specifically, as it was just one of many photos he had taken of the birds. “There was thousands of them there, doing all sorts of things,” Mr Early said. He felt privileged to have received the awards. “There’s no such thing as right and wrong in photography, it’s just one person’s opin-

ion, so sometimes you can do well and other times not quite so well. “I love animals, and it’s the challenge of getting the right photos,” he said. Mr Early farmed at Mayfield before retiring to Ashburton, and was a keen sheep shower in his day. He said there were some similarities between showing sheep and photography, with composition being an element of both a good sheep and a good photo. He has been to some amazing places over the years to take photos, including South America, Africa, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Auckland Islands.

He had also taken many photos locally, including of photogenic silver eyes. The dad of four and granddad of nine said he also liked taking photos of his family. He enjoys photojournalism, and generally takes hundreds of images at events such as the Methven Rodeo and dog obedience competitions. Mr Early is an enthusiastic member of the Ashburton Photographic Society. He said he joined shortly after taking up photography, and was taken by the dedication of fellow members and how much time they put into helping each other learn about equipment and the art of photography.


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Feature Today the Guardian begins a six-part series looking at a lifestyle few would choose – living on a benefit or subsistence wage. For many people in Mid Canterbury that’s reality. They may be beneficiaries or they may be honest, hardworking Kiwis just trying to get by on the minimum wage. They’re all bonded in one common cause,

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the struggle to make ends meet. Hand-to-mouth living is a reality for many in our community, but for others who have the luxury of some discretionary spending each week, it’s difficult to imagine a life where your choice was what you went without rather than what you bought, did or experienced. The DPB might be a safety net, not a lifestyle of choice,

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t’s day one of a new regime, thank God a temporary one. For two weeks I’ll try to live as a pensioner with no savings would, on just $348 a week. That’s the best deal you can get if you live alone with no other income to brighten your life. And that’s the deal, the reality for almost 50 per cent of today’s pensioners. It could easily be my lot by the time my first pension cheque arrives (that’s several years away thank God!) No-one thinks about the day they’ll stop working and have to survive on a government hand-out supplemented by anything they’ve managed to save. And that’s the problem, the not thinking, the not planning. To ensure the exercise is authentic I’m starting the survival test with just the basics in the pantry – flour, sugar, one loaf of bread, some basic tinned food and a few vegetables. Whatever I use I will have to replace and the exercise will include two grocery shops. I’ve taken my current set expenses and used these to see how far I’ll have to trim my lifestyle to fit my budget. The result is not good – in fact it’s a horror story. If I continue living as I do, I’ll be left with $65 in my wallet for food, petrol, health care, emergencies and trying to have a life.

And that’s without the mindless, thoughtless spending that happens every day. To make more wriggle room in the amount of cash available I’ll have to sell my horses, forget my art classes, restrict the number of trips to Christchurch by car, dine in rather than out, buy the cheapest bottle of wine available, give up gin, forget about travel, forget about weekends away and can golf trips with the girls. Health insurance will be written off as a wasted investment. Treats for grandchildren will go. No more new bikes, no more $5 trips to the Warehouse, no more chocolate croissants for breakfast. Staying with nana will mean porridge, toast, baked beans and mince. Judicious pruning means I now have $100 a week to spend. Thank God I was a solo mum with two teenagers. I know the trick of putting money aside in jars for set purposes, the skills of home baking, cooking from scratch and using cheap ingredients to make tasty meals. Thank God I’m a keen vegetable gardener, thank God I have a freezer. The first week’s grocery shop was easy. I made a serious list and stuck to it, planned my meals and bought sausage meat, a quick sale pack of diced lamb, chicken thigh fillets and a tin of tuna on special. I already had

pasta, rice and potatoes in stock. Vegetables in season only – broccoli (two for one, one to trade with a friend), a half pack of cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and carrots. In the garden I still have leeks, spinach, parsnips, yams and pumpkins in storage.

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onday night. It’s meatloaf. The same meatloaf I made when my kids were small and cash was short. It’s cheap but it’s not nasty. It’s filling and when it’s served a la basic with mashed spuds, gravy and a couple of veg it’s tasty if not flash. And there’s plenty leftover. Stirfry chicken thighs on rice fill another belly night, meatloaf revisted on night three. The rest was tossed in the freezer, but not before that it had served as a couple of sandwich fillings too. I’d managed to find a gourmet pie on special so that served as another night’s dinner, ate out one night at a friend’s place, had eggs another. Looking back over the week I ate more and heavier food than normal. I definitely didn’t feel hungry, definitely felt stodgy. Week two it was more of the same. Swap sausage meat for mince, cooked as rissoles and then with pasta, add a stirfry of quick sale pork pieces, a sausage dinner, another pie, more eggs and tuna and rice and the food week was completed.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, November 3, 2012

Feature with recipients knowing they will be rejoining the workforce in the future, but pensioners, sickness and disability beneficiaries generally know life won’t be getting any better any time in the future. Rather than just sharing the stories of people who struggle on a limited income, reporter SUE NEWMAN tried it out first hand, living on superannuation

for two weeks. She also spoke to Ashburton people who were pensioners, who struggled with minimum wages or who lived on an invalid’s benefit. She discovered that in addition to sharing the common factor of a very low income, they also shared an optimistic attitude to life.

They shared their tips for making ends meet. And in spite of living a lifestyle few would choose, noone complained. Yes, life was tough, but they were getting by, thankful for what they had rather than yearning for what they did not.

sMEET – maybe. An extra jacket is now normal inside wear. I put the heat pump on for an hour in the morning and if friends call at night, otherwise I’m rugging up and using Gordon the cat as a hot water bottle. In fact I’m looking at him as a liability now. The $15 worth of tucker he consumes each week, plus vet bills could be better used. Last week the coffers were empty and it was art night. I confess I dipped into the emergency fund to find the $20 I needed. Painting might also become a luxury at $10 a tube of paint.

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t’s Saturday. That means golf. Thank God I’ve been putting money aside in a jar. Hard to believe I’m worrying about finding $10 – $4.50 up front for today’s match, $3 for a glass of wine, $2 for a sandwich. The second glass of wine has had to go, but I do have 50 cent left to reinvest. Six weeks and I’ll have enough for that second glass. Saturday usually means a breakfast treat – bacon and eggs, a coffee in town. This week it’s eggs without the bacon, no take-out coffee. God I need a job, but a job also comes with a catch. You can earn up to $48,000 a year before you leave the comfort of the

17.5 per cent tax bracket behind, but immediately you earn you ditch a slice of your pension – $18 a week. If you can get a job and you’re able, you can add $27,000 on to the $21,000 you gross on the pension. Assuming you have to take whatever is going at $15 an hour, you’ll need to work about 34 hours a week. Fine when you’re 65, not so flash when you’re 75. Inevitably the time will come when your ailing body forces you to go back to a $348 weekly pay day. The baby boomers may be the last frivolous generation. We grew up in good times, our parents went from depression years to boom times and we were part of the deal. Life for a boomer was sweet. Unfortunately the good times came with casual spending, living today, forgetting to save for tomorrow and for many of us one or two marriages or longterm relationships that carved into the asset pie. Separate once and you lose 50 per cent; do it twice and 50 per cent of 50 per cent plummets your net worth to 25 per cent of what you might have had if you’d stuck with partner number one. Unfortunately that means any savings have gone with the ex and you’re left staring at an empty bank account. The

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What I had to go without – Random car trips – Sky has gone so I can have a decent haircut every month – I’ve kept my internet connection – if I can’t go out then the world can come to me – Retail drinking and eating – Coffee in cafes, back to home brew – Health insurance – Clothing purchases on a whim – Buying stuff just because I want to

Saving dollars – Check out the cheap sale bin in the supermarket – Haunt the deli reduced price section – Scavenge in the half price bread basket – Buy up quick sale meat packs and freeze them – Forget brands, buy what’s on special, what’s cheap – Buy non perishables on special and stock pile them – Grow your own vegetables – Make your own sauces, pickles, chutneys – Can the dryer and use the clothes rack – Take shorter showers – No heated towel rail – No bathroom heater – No econo heater in the hall – Unplug beer fridge in garage – Investigate power switch for a cheaper deal

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nd what have I learned? Yes you can do it. The pension without extras means a life without extras, without frills. You’ll be able to pay the basic bills and eat three square meals a day. But that’s it. The one thing no-one talks about is the mindnumbing boredom that comes with that lifestyle. It becomes a life that’s filled with the choice of what you can’t do rather than what you can. Whatever you do it has to be cheap so your options are very limited. How many walks can you have in one day, how many times can you weed the garden? You can’t use your car too often, that costs money, you can’t go out for coffee, you can’t have friends round for dinner unless they bring their own ... the list goes on. Life on a pension is survival, it’s do-able, but hell, life has to be about much more than that – doesn’t it?

How to have fun without spending a cent – Get to know your library – Volunteer for a community group – you’ll realise you’re better off than many people – Invest in a bike before you retire – Invest in a shade house before you retire so you can raise seedlings – Start a dining circle and share meals with friends – Start bartering goods for services – Leave your car in the garage and walk

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How did I feel? Stodgy, sluggish and suffering from culinary boredom. I dreamt of out-of-season tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce and avocado, salivated for a nice slice of lamb or a steak and dreamt of my daily long black coffee fix. And I was desperate for my pre-dinner glass of wine. What I have discovered, is that on a pension, food is the one thing you can afford if you plan, shop wisely, make from scratch and freeze the surplus. Fortunately I already have an established food trading scheme with Jacqui and Russell down the road. Surplus from our gardens is swapped and if one of us buys a large cabbage or cauli, we’ll often share the extra. And forget the use-by date on food. It’s only a guide. Switch back to the tried and trusted sniff test – if it smells okay, looks okay and tastes okay, it is okay. On a pension you can’t afford to biff anything that’s still remotely edible. In reality, living above the breadline successfully ends with food. I’m out of firewood so I’m running my heat pump. God knows what that will add to my power bill, but this week I can’t afford to cough up the extra $150 needed for wood. And the chimney needs cleaning – another $50. Next winter

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- The average age of next season’s Blues’ Super 15 squad named on Wednesday. Sixteen new faces, including 11 without Super Rugby experience, were announced by new coach Sir John Kirwan, who will hope youth is the precursor for turning around this year’s disastrous campaign.

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win over Central Districts this week. Ryder was unbeaten on 117 from 113 balls in the first innings, before backing it up with 174 from 136 in his second knock.

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- The world ranking of Spanish tennis player and Heineken Open drawcard David Ferrer. Although Ferrer has never won a grand slam - due to the stranglehold on men’s tennis of the ‘Big Four’ he will return to Auckland for his eighth appearance with six titles under his belt this season.

- Arsenal’s League Cup clash against Reading on Wednesday was about as far from the old refrain ‘one-nil to the Arsenal’ as could be imagined. Reading led 4-0 after only 37 minutes but Arsenal fought back - The number of new faces to equalise in the 96th minute in the All Blacks squad for the and send the match to extra time, forthcoming four-match Northern where they eventually triumphed Hemisphere tour. Hooker Dane 7-5. Coles and halfback Tawera KerrBarlow are the uncapped play- The ers as the All Blacks attempt to number of runs extend their unbeaten streak to Jesse Ryder 21 games - two short of their allscored durtime record. ing his comeback match for - Greg Wellington in Merson, a 24-year-old profestheir five-wicket sional poker player, took out Plunket Shield

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1. The newbies

Coach Steve Hansen has signalled a new rotation policy for the first two tests against Scotland and Italy because his side have a six-day turnaround between the games. Whatever the reason, it’s a good chance to have a look at different combinations so his first two match-day squads will be eagerly anticipated. Richie McCaw will get a rest in at least one of them, so Sam Cane will get the chance to earn his second test start. It will also be interesting to see how newcomers Dane Coles and Tawera KerrBarlow perform. Coles has the chance to cement a place as the third best hooker in the country, and KerrBarlow could overtake Piri Weepu as the second best halfback.

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No Richie means Kieran Read gets the top gig and it’s

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one he will continue next year in the June internationals against France. Read has been in the form of his life this year - he is considered by some to be the best player in the world - but it will be interesting to see how he copes with the added responsibilities the All Blacks’ captaincy brings. Read is well liked by his teammates and has the potential to be an excellent captain for the national side after a good grounding at Canterbury and the Crusaders. However, he isn’t likely to get quite the same respect with which international referees treat McCaw.

3. Ali and Piri

Both can consider themselves lucky to be on tour considering their lack of form this year and both have got a trip due to their experience and what they have done for Hansen. The spotlight will be on Williams, considered by the All Blacks’ coach as the fourth best lock in the country, and Weepu, a halfback not wanted by Auckland in the ITM Cup final. Can they prolong their careers with impressive showings in the Northern Hemisphere? Despite a knee injury which has limited Williams’ recent game time, he is likely to get little leeway from his critics, and the pressure will be going on Weepu to up the speed of his

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- The number of Major League Baseball teams with at least one World Series win in the last 12 seasons. The San Francisco Giants captured their second championship this week to join the Boston Red Sox as the only two-time winners since 2001 - competitive parity achieved without a salary cap.

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- Before last night’s game against the Sydney Kings, the Breakers were shooting free throws at a success rate of just 56.5 per cent. The woes from the charity stripe have been one of the main reasons the Breakers’ scoring has been down through their first four games - they are yet to break 75 points.

Wednesday’s rained out Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. The Black Caps stumbled to 28-6 in the ninth over before eventually reaching 74-7.

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- Australian first five Quade Cooper was this week fined $50,500 for a series of tweets in September. Cooper criticised the ARU, the Wallabies and an ARU-backed computer game on Twitter, label- ling the Wallabies set-up as toxic and later saying the environment was “destroying him as a person”. - APNZ

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- None of the New Zealand cricket team’s top six batsmen reached double figures in

You need to watch the ABs on tour game when he comes on to replace Aaron Smith. A start against Scotland or Italy is possible for him, however.

4. Undefeated record

The All Blacks’ goal of winning every test this year foundered in the draw against Australia in Brisbane, but they have every chance of going through 2012 undefeated. The All Blacks’ longest unbeaten streak came between 1987-90, when they put together a run of 23 games without a loss, although that included a 19-19 draw with Australia in 1988. If they remain undefeated against Scotland, Italy, Wales and England, the All Blacks would have gone 21 games without defeat. Their chasing of a new undefeated record will be tested against their nemesis France during the three home tests next year.

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5. Manu Tuilagi

Samoan-born centre Manu Tuilagi was one of the few England players to emerge from the World Cup with their reputations enhanced, although unfortunately for him that was before he took an ill-conceived jump off a ferry into the Waitemata Harbour a few days later. Hopefully Tuilagi, who moved to England as a youngster and has been creating waves of a good kind at Leicester Tigers, remains injury-free during England’s autumn internationals against Fiji, Australia and the Springboks and is available to play the All Blacks. The thick-set Tuilagi, 21, is a rare and valuable thing - an England back with the potential - APNZ to excite.

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Roulston still a threat Hayden Roulston was pipped in a photo finish by Daniel Barry in the sixth stage of the Tour of Southland in Gore yesterday, but Carter Jones will wear the yellow on the final day of a hotlycontested Tour. With the individual time trial and final stage from Winton to Invercargill today, the Tour promises a tight finish, with Jones just four seconds ahead of Mike Northey and 48 seconds ahead of Taylor Gunman while Roulston is 1.58 minutes back. Roulston was involved in an early breakaway that led the race for more than 100kms in yesterday’s tough 167km effort and riders faced strong winds in the opening and finishing 30km. Roulston and Barry were part of a four-strong break that also included Fraser Gough and Clinton Avery. The four did a power of work on the front, making the break about 30km into the stage and maintaining a lead over the peloton for the next 120km. With about 20km to go Gough dropped off the pace, and Avery followed suit not long after which left Roulston and Barry to fight for line honours. Barry eventually took the stage win but it came down to a photo-finish to get it. Four -time Tour winner Roulston said he knew he had to attack during the stage. “It was a tough day,” he said. “The whole course was just unforgiving. “I was a bit surprised going through Gore where it wasn’t so hard, but going up the back near Riversdale, that was tough. “There was a huge amount of energy required today.”

• Japanese to visit Mid Canterbury Football is getting ready for the 2013 Japan Cup with a trial on Monday. The Hosoe club of Japan has indicated their intention to attend next year’s tournament in Ashburton along with a team from Singapore and the other South Island districts. Players born in 2001 or later can trial for teams with the first trial on Monday at Argyle Park from 4.30pm- 5.30pm.

• In the big leagues Nine Black Sticks have the chance to join New Zealand cricketers in playing for big money when the inaugural Hockey India League hits off next year. The nine New Zealand players, Dean Couzins, Phil Burrows, Hamish McGregor, Shea McAleese, Steve Edwards, Simon Child, Hugo Inglis, Nick Wilson and Andy Hayward, will be joined by most of the big names in the sport at next week’s auction where the six franchises will settle on their playing rosters. Although there is a salary cap placed on each team, there has been no speculation as yet as to how much - NZH the players will earn.

• Chargers do it easy Down to the wire: Daniel Barry and Hayden Roulston battle it out to the finish line yesterday. The big effort out front was required after a puncture on stage five had Roulston needing to play catch up. Roulston started Thursday’s fifth stage in 11th, 2 minutes 32 seconds behind then leader Michael Northey. The Calder Stewart team worked hard on 179km slog from Te Anau to the Crown Range to get Roulston poised to make up ground but just as he looked to attack the puncture ended his planned assault and

instead dropped back to 4mins 8 secs behind Carter. However, Roulston’s efforts yesterday have him back in contention and putting the pressure on Jones. The 23-year-old Jones finished the stage more than two minutes back from Barry and Roulston but, while his Tour lead has narrowed, he is still sitting in yellow ahead of the final day. Jones will have the luxury of starting today’s time trial last, which could play to his advan-

tage but should he falter, it will be open slather for Roulston and the other contenders on the run home to Invercargill. If Jones manages to hold on to the yellow jersey after the individual time trial in Winton and over the final stage into Invercargill, he would become just the third international rider to win the Tour in its 56 year history. Roulston’s team-mate and fellow Ashburton rider Jason Christie sits in 42nd overall.

Goerges praises Auckland Classic By Chris Rattue German tennis star Julia Goerges, the world number 18, will return to Auckland as one of the top seeds in the ASB Classic next month. The 24-year-old, just confirmed as one of the star attractions, built on her 2011 breakthrough year with another strong showing in 2012. She reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and played in two finals although without adding to her tally of two tournament victories. Goerges takes questions from the Herald. This is your fourth consecutive visit to the ASB tournament - how do you rate your previous performances? I love starting the year in Auckland, and the important thing is to get as many matches as possible under my belt. Unfortunately I got sick last time but still managed to win a tough first round match. Prior to that I’ve played good matches but unfortunately it was not possible last year. How do you spend the offseason? Because we travel so much during the season, I enjoy being at home with family and friends. I have just had laser eye surgery which went very well - I’m very happy about that because I had pretty bad eyes. I’m about to

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Julia Goerges: will be on court in Auckland at next month’s Classic spend four days in a wellness hotel near the sea where I’ll start running straight away. How does the Auckland surface rate in terms of your preferences? I like the hardcourts in New Zealand and Australia as it bounces and is not so fast. I like that a lot because I have a bit more time to create my game. Your parents were in Auckland for the 2012 tournament - do they often travel to watch you and will they be here again? They won’t be in Auckland this time. They normally travel to watch me in the Grand Slams except for the Australian Open. Do you set specific goals each

season - if so, what might be your 2013 aims? My coach and I haven’t talked about those yet but I will know more by the time I get to Auckland. What is the best match you have ever played? I can’t pick out one particular match - but I’ve had good ones against Sam Stosur and also Maria Sharapova one year in Melbourne. What is most important for me is that I am satisfied with myself and give it all on the court. Your worst moment in tennis? There are always ups and downs in a career. So far I have improved every year which is

a great achievement for me because I feel I am getting closer to the top each time. But I have had some rough months every season and that is what I am working on fixing. What is your favourite tournament and why? I love Melbourne and the Australian Open, which is special for me. It is far away from home but it feels like home with so many great people there. Auckland is among the many tournaments where I feel well treated. The organisation in Auckland is amazing and it feels like a big family there. I also like the Stuttgart tournament, not just because I won it - it’s just amazing, the food, the arena. It’s also the only German tournament left. Who was your childhood hero? Martina Hingis - I loved the way she played. You have played Serena Williams twice - what stands out about facing the tennis legend? She killed me once but I had some real chances on the other occasion. You always want to face the best players and compete against them but you don’t want to forget that it is just another woman you are playing against. Sometimes you can think too much about their reputation and success. It is always an honour to play against those legends and you always take something out of the match ... and must always - NZH believe you can win.

Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes and San Diego’s defence scored twice on turnovers as the Chargers recorded a comfortable 31-13 NFL victory over visiting Kansas City yesterday. The Chargers improved to 4-4, hot on the heels of AFC West division leader Denver (4-3), while the Chiefs suffered their fifth loss in a row to slide to 1-7. - AFP

• Eels chasing Folau Parramatta are set to announce the signing of AFL defector Israel Folau in coming days, with coach Ricky Stuart revealing contract negotiations between the AFL convert, the Eels and the ARL Commission are well advanced. Stuart revealed yesterday the Eels had been involved in hourly discussions with the game’s governing body about the best way to bring Folau back to rugby league after he quit AFL on Thursday. The former NSW and Australian coach stopped short of declaring Folau’s move to the 2012 wooden spooners a done deal, but was very buoyant about their chances. - AAP

• Iro rejects new offer Long-serving Warriors assistant coach Tony Iro turned down an improved offer to stay at the club, instead opting to effectively become unemployed rather than join the Matt Elliott-led revolution. The Herald understands Iro is still in negotiations with the Sydney Roosters, however the Sydney club is no longer confident of luring the Kiwis assistant after failing to reach terms. Iro is believed to be eyeing an opportunity at the New Zealand Rugby League. Chief executive Jim Doyle is to retire at the end of the year. Doyle protege Tony Kemp is understood to have applied for the top job. If he gets it, that would free up Kemp’s general manager high performance role - a job for which Iro would be a natural fit. The Herald understands the Warriors made a big play to keep Iro, who would have been a key figure in helping Elliott get the players on board as he begins his tenure. - APNZ


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The goals are flowing freely for Newcastle Jets import Emile Heskey, but the former England international isn’t basking in his own glory ahead of tonight’s A-League clash with Perth at nib Stadium. Heskey has scored four goals in as many games for the Jets this season, including a brace in last week’s 2-1 triumph over Melbourne Victory. The goalscoring glut is in stark contrast to Heskey’s days in England, where he had a strike rate of one goal every 4.6 games. But the 34-year-old striker barely raised an eyebrow when praised about his good start at the Jets, saying he doesn’t care who scores the goals for Newcastle, just as long as someone gets the job done. “As long as I keep performing well and keep working hard - goals is goals. Does it really matter who scores them?” - AAP

world champ By Jonathan Leask Once considered to be the oddball, Ashburton’s Sandra Keith rose to the title of World Champion this week. Winning the Champion of Champion singles in Cyprus is a story that began in 1986. Sandra, 44, started playing indoor bowls at age 10, but didn’t start playing outdoor competitively until she was 17 years old. “When I first started nobody my age played bowls,” Sandra said. “I was the youngest and the rest were all over 40, so I was kind of the weird kid that played bowls.” But bowls was the family game, with Sandra and her brothers almost raised on the greens at Hinds. “Mum and dad used to play. “So from going along to watch all the time we eventually picked it up and got hooked as well. Sandra and her brothers Alistair and Rodney all became bowlers at Hinds. Sandra showed signs of promise by winning her first title in her first season. “I won the junior singles in my first season, which was back when Mid Canterbury and South Canterbury played together. “It was a bit odd that I won that, but the club wouldn’t let

me play in the club junior champs because I had been casually rolling up for years. “Back then if you won the junior singles you were promoted to intermediate and then senior so by 19 I was playing senior level bowls.” She got off to a good start but after all she had a good teacher her dad, Sandy, who has the record for Mid Canterbury titles. “I think he had 38 or 39 Mid Canterbury titles. “It’s an impressive feat and someone would be hard pressed to match it.” Alistair also had a fair few Mid Canterbury titles, while Sandra has six and Rodney is no slouch either. “We have all done well in our own right over the years, but somehow managed to avoid playing against each other. “Me and Alistair played a singles game against each other once where I beat him because he cheated, moving one of the bowls closer but he claims to this day he didn’t and it was a draw. “We still argue about that one.” * * * * Coming from a bowling family, a successful one at that, Sandra never dreamed she would ever be a world champion.

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that she wasn’t going to go to. “A good bowls mate, Serena Matthews, asked me to go to the nationals with her up in Auckland. “I had decided I wasn’t going to go but she managed to change my mind. “We had been talking about the Canterbury competitions and how Allenton wasn’t putting a team in the sevens, and I asked her how I’d join her at Leeston.” The answer was very good. In her first “serious” season she won three Canterbury titles and three national titles, including the national singles title that earned the trip to Cyprus to become the world champion of champions. Not a bad for her first real crack at the big time. However, the outdoor success meant some sacrifice. Giving up indoor for the first time since when she was 10. “It was an easy decision to make once I got the target of the world champs in my sights. “It was the right decision and I know I can always go back to it.”

I was the youngest and the rest were all over 40, so I was kind of the weird kid that played bowls

“I never even knew you could be a world champion. “It probably wasn’t until after I won the national singles title that I realised I could even be a world champion when they told me I was going to Cyprus. “When I realised I had the opportunity I focused pretty hard on it for nine months.” Keith has been playing outdoor bowls for 27 years now, but the path towards being a world champion only really began last year. “I had always been able play a decent bowl but I never had the time to put into it.” That all changed when she decided to step up her outdoor bowls as indoor bowls began to get stale. “After 34 seasons in row of indoor there wasn’t a lot left for me to do. “I feel I’ve done all I can achieve and decided to focus on my outdoor bowls.” It was a decision that inside a year produced a world championship trophy, all starting with a win at the nationals

* * * * After her most successful year of bowls, one she couldn’t even have considered this time last year, Keith knows this summer, will be a tough one. “Everyone will want to get up

and beat the world champion, so there will be no sneaking under the radar.” Her season starts today with the Canterbury singles where she begins a new relationship on the green. “The world championship bowls are now retired and it’s my first time playing with my new bowls which should be interesting. “I should be able to carry my form over from Cyprus and adapt to the conditions.”

• Aussies in disarray Australia’s mercurial batsmen are failing, Ricky Ponting is nursing a hamstring injury and boom quick Pat Cummins has been ruled out for the season. In a worrying 24 hours for Australian cricket, their preparations for the Test summer ahead took major hits in four different cities yesterday. With the top-ranked South Africans looking menacing a week before the first Test at the Gabba, Michael Clarke’s team are sporting a host of concerns - most particularly with their troublesome batting. Of their top seven, only Mike Hussey has enjoyed a positive warm-up in Sheffield Shield action with 65 for Western Australia. The Australian top five, plus wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade, all disappointed in their first-innings Shield knocks, including Clarke who only made eight on a dire early trip to Brisbane for NSW’s Test - AAP big guns.

Keith achieved a lot over the past 12 months, but she isn’t finished with a few things still to tick off her list over the next few years. “On my list of goals was to win the world champion of champions, but also win the pairs at the nationals and to win the Canterbury champion of champion singles. “I’m not expecting anything like last year but I’m pretty happy how I’m going.” Sandra has had 27 years in the game but at 44 years old she still has plenty of time on her side to get those things done. “I’ll keep bowling as long as I can and as long as I’m enjoying it. “By the time I get to the age that most other start playing I might be ready to give it up.”

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Title chance nearly missed Nine months of hard work, planning and practice were nearly all undone with one misplaced step. Sandra Keith’s tilt at the World Champion of Champions title was nearly toppled when she was simply crossing the road. “I was crossing the road in Cyprus and there was a rise on the road which had a little kerb to it. “When I lifted my foot up for the rise I didn’t see the kerb on it and tripped over. “I landed right on my knees and scraped them pretty bad.” After taking a moment to realise what had just happened, Sandra picked herself

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Sandra received a hero’s welcome at the Allenton Bowling Club this week.

only to be surprised by what happened next. “I picked myself up and all of a sudden a bus pulled up beside me, the driver opened the window and leaned out to hand me a heap of tissues and pointed out my knees were bleeding.” “There are not many places in the world that would happen. “In New Zealand they would probably try to run you over rather than stop and give you tissues.” It was a minor tumble resulting in a scraped set of knees but in the fall she could easily have hurt her hands, wrist or arm, important parts for a bowler.

“Luckily it wasn’t too bad and I could still play. “It could have been disastrous and nine months of hard work would have been wasted because I didn’t look where I was going.” Keith stumbled crossing the road in Cyprus but not on the greens, dropping just the one game (and only three sets) in the tournament on her way to being crowned the world champion, albeit doing it with scraped knees.

Frenchman Tony Parker sank the game-winning jump shot as time expired yesterday to give the San Antonio Spurs an 86-84 NBA victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tim Duncan scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Parker added 14 points and 11 assists to spark the triumph. Reigning NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant netted a game-high 23 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds while Russell Westbrook, who joined Durant on the Olympic gold medal US team in August, added 18 points for Oklahoma City. Parker sank a three-pointer with 28 seconds to play to lift the Spurs into an 84-84 deadlock and San Antonio took the ball after a turnover by Westbrook on the final Oklahoma possession. Parker then took the ball and sank the winning shot. - AFP

• Geale an angry man Daniel Geale is angry, annoyed and frustrated by the “unfair” decision to strip him of his WBA middleweight Super boxing title before he has even received the belt he famously earned in Germany two months ago. The WBA decided at their annual convention in Jakarta to strip Geale for opting to fight Anthony Mundine instead of their regular middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan. Geale’s American-based promoter Gary Shaw is waiting to hear back from WBA boss Gilberto Mendoza and is prepared to go to his headquarters in Panama after the convention in Indonesia is finished. - AAP


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A rugby nomad It was by pure happenstance Englishman Ben Kitching ended up playing his rugby in Methven. If things had happened differently, Kitching would never have signed up at the club, or played the last two seasons for Mid Canterbury. Kitching arrived in New Zealand and was in Christchurch for a week before the February earthquake hit. “I just happened to have a mate from back home who was living in Methven with John Royston, and so we went to crash with him,” Kitching said. “It was only supposed to be for a day or two.” Kitching and partner Emma Lalande’s plans for Christchurch were thrown out with the aftermath of the February quake, but they quickly landed on their feet. “After a couple of days Emma got a job in Methven, and then a plasterer job was advertised in Ashburton which I got and we were set.” Since he was four years old Kitching played out of the

London Irish club back home and when he decided it was time to go travelling, rugby played into the equation. “We wanted to travel but I also wanted to experience rugby in a different country. “What better place to go and play rugby than New Zealand?” Courtesy of the earthquake he ended up in Methven, living with Royston who plays for Methven and took Kitching along to preseason training. Kitching quickly became an integral part of the Methven backline, and by season’s end was called up for Mid Canterbury, where he never missed a game in two years. With Methven Kitching went to a Combined Country Cup final against Lincoln last year, but was disappointed to only go as far as the Watters Cup semi-finals, and

this year lost to Lincoln in the semi-finals but ended his time with the Methven club with a Watters Cup win, kicking two penalties and two conversions in the 20-13 win over Celtic. “The highlight was winning the Watters Cup this year. “I think we were the best local team last year but the loss to Lincoln in the combined final drained us, and to finish the season with nothing hurt. “To finish with the win this year was pretty special. “I enjoyed playing with the group of guys and can’t thank the coaches Dale (Palmer), Ritchie (Owen) and Porky (Wayne Timpson) enough.” As well as a Watters Cup win under his belt, Kitching leaves with a Mid Canterbury blazer after playing his 18th game in the Lochore Cup semi-final loss to South Canterbury last month. The loss wasn’t the way he wanted to go out but he took some consolation in scoring a superb 70m solo try. “It was good to get the

try but a disappointing way to finish. When we are on our game we could have beaten anybody, but we went off the boil.” Rugby season is over but he isn’t flying out until January and plans to enjoy the summer with “a bit of touch and a few games of cricket if I get the chance”. Asked if it would be the last time he would grace the rugby fields of New Zealand he said he hoped he hadn’t played his last game here. “I’d like to think we will come back. “Methven is a great community to live in and we have really enjoyed our time here. “If we do come back it might be a permanent move.”

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Above: Mid Canterbury’s Englishman, Ben Kitching. Left: Kitching converts a penalty goal in the Watters Cup win over Celtic this year.

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County sports berths on the line Liberty Ross, 13, competed with fellow classmates at the Ashburton Intermediate Athletics Day yesterday. The tracks were laid out and the course was set at McLean Park for the pupils who competed in high jump, discus, sprints, along with the other usual events. The top athletes will go to the County Athletics to be held next Friday.

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Phoenix stick ABs ready for new rules to their guns By Patrick McKendry

By Daniel Richardson During their five-plus seasons in the A-League the Wellington Phoenix have always been a tough-tackling outfit, and coach Ricki Herbert doesn’t expect that to stop in light of the Jeronimo Neumann debacle from last weekend. After Ben Sigmund was judged to have fouled the Adelaide United midfielder on Saturday - where he clearly took a dive - and Sigmund was subsequently given his marching orders, it has been a busy week for the Phoenix. Skipper Andrew Durante could be fined for delivering an explosive post-match interview in Adelaide where he labelled Neumann a “cheat”. Herbert also made his thoughts clear about the standard of the officiating and he too could be slapped with a sanction, but the club have said they won’t know until next week. Sigmund’s red card was appealed by the club but wasn’t overturned, so the rugged Ben Sigmund: saw red defender is unavailable for Wellington’s next A-League outing against the Melbourne Victory across the Tasman on Monday night. Michael Boxall will slip into Sigmund’s shoes for the clash against the Victory, and Herbert said he wouldn’t hold his men back for fear of the wrath of referees. “You’ve got to tackle,” Herbert said. “I think when you go on a football pitch you’re always going to be on the boundaries and the edge of getting things right or not quite, and you’ve just got to keep going and doing what we are doing. “I think there’s not too many issues there to be fair.” Durante said he wasn’t going to change a thing this week. “You go out there and play the way you play,” the veteran said. “I’ve been playing the same way and Siggy’s been playing the same way he’s been playing for five or six years now. It’s how we play and we’ll be judged on each performance. “If the refs say it’s a foul, if the match review committee says it’s a foul, it’s a foul. If not, it’s not. “So we’ll just continue to play the way we play and get that out of our heads.” - APNZ

The All Blacks’ northern rivals are about to lose their last hiding place - the slow ruck - and Steve Hansen’s men are, not surprisingly, relishing the chance to expose them. The tests against Scotland, Italy, Wales and England will be the first time the All Blacks have played under the new International Rugby Board rules - the most obvious of which will be the

different scrum engagement calls and, most significantly, the new five-second ruck law. Both rules were used in the recent ITM Cup season and the matches sped up considerably as a result. The scrum call is now ‘crouch, touch, set’ rather than ‘crouch, touch, pause, engage’. Under the ruck law, teams are allowed a maximum of five seconds with which to use the ball or concede a scrum.

The All Blacks are considered the fittest team in world rugby and any increased pace will suit them more than any other. It’s unlikely any of their four northern countries will be able to stick with New Zealand in the second half of their matches. “It will speed up their game, hopefully, because they like to slow the game down like that,” flanker Sam Cane said of the opposition.” - APNZ

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• Wiki joins Warriors Four years after his retirement, Ruben Wiki will return fulltime to the Warriors after being confirmed yesterday in the club’s new-look strength and conditioning department. Since ending his stellar playing career with 312 NRL appearances and a then-world record 55 tests, Wiki has had part-time roles with the Warriors and last season was the team’s defensive coach. Now the 39-year-old will again be a fixture at his old club, after being appointed to work under new strength and conditioning coach Carl Jennings in the Warriors’ bolstered training staff. - APNZ

• Stowers back in 7s? Discarded Blues wing Sherwin Stowers sees his future overseas or in sevens after missing out on a Super Rugby contract for 2013. Stowers and Daniel Braid were two of the casualties following the Blues poor display in 2012 and Stowers said, while going overseas was a strong possibility, he was open to the idea of committing to sevens. Stowers had an impressive season in the ITM Cup to help Counties Manukau win promotion to the Premiership. “Absolutely I’d love to go back and have a go at sevens if that opportunity came past, but I would have to think about it if it - NZB did,” he said.

• Pearce on the pace New Zealand representative Daniel Pearce fired a superb four under par 68 to be in second after the first round of the AsiaPacific Amateur Championship in Thailand. The Ashburton 24-year-old will begin the second round only two shots behind China’s Tianlang Guan, who opened with a six under 66. Pearce is the leading Kiwi with New Zealand No 1 Vaughan McCall and Waikato’s Compton Pikari in a share of 15th after - APNZ carding even par 72.

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nimals and firefighters may be in for a tough weekend as young and old gear up for Guy Fawkes weekend. Unfortunately for our pets, Guy Fawkes is this year on a Monday and the events celebrating this famous arsonist seem to be going on over three days, instead of the usual one-night blast-off. With severe winds hitting the region yesterday and predicted to continue, stray fireworks are a major concern for firefighters around the district. Law makers have been clamping down on the use of fireworks over the years to the extent that some enthusiasts have accused the authorities of acting like the fun police. The majority of the population treats fireworks with the respect they deserve, but have to suffer the consequences of the carnage caused by a few bullet-proof idiots. Compared to other countries that enjoy their fireworks, New Zealand legislation is slightly draconian, with sales restricted to people over 18 and only in the four days before Guy Fawkes night. The tougher rules around fireworks seem be having the desired impact as the incidents of fires and injury in Mid Canterbury have been minimal in recent years. Authorities however, remain vigilant, including sting operations targeting the retail sector with undercover teenagers around the country. Youngsters need to learn how to handle fireworks but the current approach may just be breeding fear, or worse, excessive excitement. Teenagers and young adults with a few beers in their belly will try their luck and the next burns injury is just around the corner. Early education may be more effective than a blanket ban. Firefighters encourage people to go along to public displays like the Rakaia Lions Club night tonight instead of letting the fireworks off in your own backyard. This will definitely help prevent fires but may not be the answer for the local animals. Last year, several scared animals were killed, running in front of cars or through glass doors to get away from the noise and this year will be no different. More concerning is that some sadistic types have actually been targeting animals wandering down the road, attaching fireworks to their collars or shooting rockets at the defenceless pets. So keep your animals inside, keep yourself safe and enjoy this annual blast.

Seasons and their greetings T

his week summer poked its head out to say hello, and judging from the enthusiasm of the greeting, it’s going to be a scorcher. I’m looking forward to the wide skies and long twilights and to experiencing summer at a higher latitude, where each of the seasons subjects you to its own peculiarities. Up until the big move south, seasons were more of an abstract concept than a firm reality for me. The song ‘four seasons in one day’ pretty much sums up Auckland, where on any given day the chances of being both sunburnt and soaked to the skin are very high. Wet, somewhat cool temperatures

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it autumn and shivered into shorter days wearing longer coats. Next stop: winter. My concept of ‘winter’ was by snowy Christmas By Hanne Nielsen framed cards and the Beaurepaires Guardian columnist Winter Wonderland advert, while the actual season itself remained associated with rain, the occasional single digit temperature, and more rain. Ashburton’s version was a true education, especially the segway into wet, somewhat warm snow day. Who knew that you could temperatures, with the odd scattering have so much fun in a white landscape, of high cloud and intermittent clear with not a tyre in sight? patches, and the fluctuations pay little Snow and winter belong together, of attention to the calendar. course, and the end of the season was Up north it seems as if the seasons much more abrupt than I expected. On have all been shaken up together like Sunday the hills were coated in a thick a well mixed salad dressing, but down layer of fresh powder, but by Thursday here they lack the emulsifying agent their bony ridges were quite exposed, and all have their own distinct qualiand it was spring. ties. The flowers in the domain all joined I arrived at the end of summer, a summer that was constantly being com- in on cue in a way that I had hitherto not believed possible. plained about because it was too short, In Auckland spring was less an too windy and too cold for Cantabrians’ orchestral unfurling of buds and more liking. a case of green parks getting ever so While the wind did get irritating, slightly greener, with the occasional the fact that this section of the counflower making its debut quite out of try could sustain three days straight kilter with the plant next door, so the of cloudless blue skies impressed me synchronicity was astounding. no end. The evenings lingered, short It has been exciting to have extremes, sleeves were an acceptable choice every of both snow and heat. The changes day, and weather forecasts could be have made me notice time going by in a trusted. Halleluljah. different, more rhythmic way, and proThen one day I woke up and things vided me with a different perspective of had changed. Leaves flamed into the what it means to live a year. 365 days, red and brown vistas of the south, complete with all four seasons. matching the picture book version. All I can say now is bring on summer! The wind carried a chill. People called

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Carving up a global market By Sam Morton Former world ranked freeride skier Hamish Acland is no longer carving up the steepest snow, instead he is carving up a global market with his Merino underwear and layering action sports brand - Mons Royale. During the past four years, the former Mt Somers resident with his brother Ben Acland have been working all hours on their entrepreneurial journey and like any world class athlete – the business has ploughed through the road from rookie to pro. However, according to Hamish, it’s been a carefully calculated process with little risk. Just one year ago, Hamish called the spare room in his Wanaka house the company office. These days he has an established central location home to his three other staff that make up the Mons Royale brand. And business is going good for the Mid Canterbury lads, who both try to get home once in a while to catch up with their family at the Mt Somers Station and ski at Mt Hutt. Last week, the company was named as one of four finalists in the Deloitte Fast 50 awards, which recognised the enormous amount of work achieved by the small quartet in Wanaka. Mons Royale products are being stocked in more than 300 stores around the globe including Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Canada, USA, England, Finland and Holland – just to name a selection. When questioned about the finalist spot, Hamish said the award was a “bit like getting a gold star at school”. “It tells me we are on the right track and for us it’s more about being rated up there with some of the best operations around,” he said. “We always had high expectations for this brand, but only recently have we had a chance

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Going places: Former Mt Somers lads Ben (left), and Hamish Acland are busy growing their epic Mons Royale brand around the world. Since starting in 2006, the business has gone from strength to strength and founder Hamish has big plans to expand. to sit back, take a breather and realise what we have achieved as a team – we’re stoked.” A partnership with the number one Merino producers in China has also enabled Hamish and his team to leave the start-up shadow behind and step into a whole new world of trading – footing it with the big players. “We would be a really small customer for them, but it’s encouraging to know they realised our potential. “Before then we had some restrictions with our range, but

with this supplier we have none – so that will really mean the brand can continue growing without a limit,” Hamish said. With the new agreements in place and a heap more potential left to achieve, Hamish said the brand was primed to push into the Russian market and had wider plans to expand the business leading into the Winter Olympics in 2014. In the past year, the business has already attracted interest from major advertising agency M & C Saatchi, which is helping

the Acland brothers to hone the Mons Royale brand to appeal to all types of audiences throughout the world. A new range of products has recently been launched in line with the company’s journey to turning pro. Since launching in 2006, it’s been an epic journey for Hamish and his team – but Hamish still believes the business has only just started to scrape the surface. “There is always room to grow; you’re never quite there, are

you? he said. “We have a great team in place and as I said we always had large expectations, so everything is going to plan, rather than not. “It’s exciting times ahead and our plans are to continue completing the layering system and to grab our opportunities as they come up.” Mons Royale is endorsed by some of the best action sports stars in New Zealand including skier Jossi Wells, surfer Paige Hareb and snowboarder Will Jackways.

Hubbard investors lodge complaint TeamTalk to buy with Govt over statutory managers Farmside for $42.1m By Hamish Fletcher Investors of two funds caught up in the Hubbard financial collapse have lodged a formal complaint with the Government over the performance of statutory managers Grant Thornton. A group with the support of 230 investors in Aorangi Securities or Hubbard Management Funds (HMF) have complained to Commerce Minister Craig Foss and Attorney General Lyn Provost, according to a statement. Aorangi was placed into statutory management by the Government in June 2010 after an investor complained to the Securities Commission that they did not receive an investment statement or a prospectus before depositing funds. Grant Thornton began examining HMF soon after and it was also placed under statutory management. The investor group is angry that a late discovery of docu-

ments by Grant Thornton has put off a $60 million asset wrangle in the Timaru High Court. This hearing will determine a claim from Jean Hubbard - the widow of Timaru businessman Allan Hubbard - that $60m of the $96m of Aorangi Securities assets were never transferred to Aorangi’s ownership and are therefore hers personally and for her late husband’s estate. The hearing was scheduled to begin in October 29 but has now been put off until May next year at the request of the statutory managers. Grant Thornton said earlier this month the claim could have a “severe impact on returns to [Aorangi] investors”, who to date have got back $14.5m, or 15c in the dollar. “This is the last straw for investors who are extremely angry at this inexcusable error by the statutory managers,” the investors’ statement said. “This further seven-month delay has a serious detrimental impact upon investors who have been struggling emotion-

ally and financially since their funds were frozen on June 20, 2010. “For many investors these funds represent savings post retirement and hence access to funds to cover their cost of living. “To date at least 22 investors have died - many as a result of stress related illnesses caused due to the ongoing delays in the return of their capital caused by the statutory management. “The statutory managers have failed to adequately protect assets,” the statement said, which also claimed the costs of the statutory management had exceeded $12m to date. The investor group said it reserved the right to “seek recourse and compensation arising from emotional and financial suffering inflicted as a consequence of unwarranted actions of the public authorities” Neither Foss nor Thornton were immediately available for comment. - APNZ

By Paul McBeth TeamTalk, the owner of the CityLink fibre-optic broadband service, wants to buy rural telecommunications provider Farmside Group for up to $42.1 million as it looks to grow its footprint beyond urban areas. The Wellington-based company has agreed to buy Farmside for an upfront payment of $19 million in cash and $12 million in TeamTalk shares, with an additional $7 million cash and $4.1 million in scrip in potential earn-outs over the following 12 months, it said in a statement. The deal is subject to shareholder approval, with a special meeting expected to be held on December 11. “The purchase is an opportunity to grow both businesses by building on what each does best,” TeamTalk managing director David Ware said. “I’m confident our shareholders will see value in this acquisition and we look forward to welcoming the Farmside staff and customers to TeamTalk.” The Wellington firm indicated it was keen on acquiring new

businesses at last week’s annual meeting, and will continue to seek other add-ons for its group. Provided the deal gets shareholder approval, Farmside will operate as a subsidiary of TeamTalk and continue to be based in Timaru. Farmside’s sellers will also be entitled to appoint a director to the TeamTalk board. “Once the acquisition beds in, TeamTalk anticipates implementing initiatives for cross selling and other revenue enhancing programmes,” the company said in presentation notes published on the stock exchange. “While not a key driver of the transaction, operational synergies are also likely to be available in the longer term.” The acquisition will almost double TeamTalk’s revenue, with Farmside reporting sales of $25.4 million in the 12 months ended June 30, some 43 per cent of proforma revenue. Still, the rural telecommunications firm’s margins aren’t as fat as TeamTalk’s with pre-tax earnings of $2.1 million, or about 20 per cent of pro-forma earnings before interest and tax. -APNZ


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13.031 8.00 7.23 .625 6.72 3.71 18.60 4.28 4.96 4.125 27.53 1.70 3.93 6.13 6.82 30.09 .08 2.93 6.04 11.66 45.39 1.655 1.655 11.30 51.31 7.18 7.83 28.10 .90 .78 1.645 3.269 4.34 16.12 2.81 2.80 3.00 6.901 2.775 7.72 2.62 5.68 14.71 6.87 21.22 3.12 1.145 21.57 3.554 20.89 16.40 5.83 23.01 11.08 6.00 .96 9.88 3.07 17.81 11.57 2.85 2.36 48.37 10.04 5.08 6.35 10.83 12.30 1.22 .873 37.41 2.90 7.329 2.54 2.63 2.25 1.101 3.07 3.72 5.31 3.41 28.25 7.39 2.34 19.29 2.74 30.00 23.21 23.12

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