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By Sam Morton Lake Clearwater residents are afraid someone will die if police continue to ignore the area during the New Year’s period. This year, the lakes (Clearwater and Camp) attracted hundreds of young revellers, and played host to scenes involving more than 300 heavily intoxicated people, out of control, starting fires, burning cars, littering, fighting and hurling bottles at police officers. Police arrested a dozen youth for their late night antics, but residents living in the youth plagued area believe the trouble has only just begun. Lake Clearwater Hut Holders Association chairperson Richard Watson addressed the Ashburton District Council last week, pointing out enough was enough and called on the council to fund security teams in the area over the holiday period. He said the message, for whatever reason, had got out to youth in and outside Mid Canterbury that the lakes was a good area to party, with little to no consequences for unruly behaviour. “They come up, knowing they won’t be held accountable by authorities, particularly police and it’s sort of let your hair down and away you go,” Mr Watson said. Mr Watson said the residents were powerless to do anything about some of the behaviour, despite witnessing the mayhem unfold at the time.

Last year, back-up police had to be called in from Timaru, taking more than an hour to arrive – a timeframe described as unpractical, at best. “As hut holders, we will deal with anything we can as it happens, but we don’t have any powers or authority to do anything and that’s the issue. “We need security up here to show the troublemakers that we won’t put up with this behaviour and that if they are going to behave like they have done - they are not welcome in the area,” Mr Watson said. Councillor Darryl Nelson agreed there was a need for logical deterrents, but disapproved of sending security guards to the area, in fear they could “get a hiding”. “We can’t stop young people going up there, but it’s up to them to take their rubbish home and take responsibility,” he said. “I’d be reluctant to send ‘plastic policemen’ up there given the level of the issue ... this really is a police discussion.” Mr Watson said the association was applying for funding to cover the provision of publicity and signage, as well as security staff, in a bid to deter freedom campers and prevent any further damage to the “pristine lakes environment”. Submissions chairman Neil Brown agreed there was a genuine problem and suggested a “few heads needed to come together” to come up with a viable solution. The councillors will meet this week to deliberate on last week’s hearings.

Ashburton pensioner George Ward is delighted to be a recipient of the Queen’s Service Medal. By Sam Morton The phone at George Ward’s house was running hot yesterday, as friends, family and past colleagues rang to congratulate him on receiving the Queen’s Service Medal. Perched on a reclining chair at his Park Street home in Ashburton, his wife Eileen fielded the numerous phone calls as the 85-year-old spared time to speak to the Guardian about his extensive background in Mid Canterbury. Married for 61 years, it’s easy to understand why George and Eileen don’t have any secrets between them – but just this

once, Eileen confessed she had to keep her lips sealed for a couple of months. “Sometimes you have to do that, there are times when that needs to happen and this was one of them,” she smiled. “He has been like a little child at Christmas time, counting how many sleeps to go until the day (Queen’s Birthday) arrived.” Mr Ward told the Guardian he was proud to have received recognition for his services in agriculture and to the community – an honour that will go alongside previous special occasions such as the Paul Harris Fellowship and his long service recognition as a Justice of the Peace. “I thought for a while if I would

accept this honour or not, and then I thought it’s not only for myself, I feel it’s an honour for the Ashburton community and all the people I have worked with,” he said. “It must be very special, as I and the other gentleman (John Tavendale), have been selected from right around New Zealand for this. “Many people have said George you deserve this award and you have earned it all by yourself, but I say that’s not true, because the inspiration comes out of the talks I have had, to even do some of these things I have done and I need to duly recognise those people too,” Mr Ward said.

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In his recognition, Mr Ward was cited as being a leading member of the Chertsey Young Farmers’ Club, a member of the Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers, serving as both a chairman on the Ashburton branch and as an Ashburton representative on the Provincial Agriculture Section and Provincial executive. He was also a key member in the Barrhill/Chertsey Irrigation Investigation Committee and has been a member of the Ashburton Justice of the Peace Association since 1967, serving as a vice-president and president during his time. Mr Ward was also a member of the Royal Federation of Justices of the Peace Association, serving

as the southern representative, vice-president and president. In further services to the community, Mr Ward has been a pivotal member of the Rotary Club of Ashburton, having been actively involved for 32 years. “That’s my passion and that’s what I have enjoyed doing, is giving back to the community,” Mr Ward said. The Ashburton JP will now wait eagerly for confirmation of his Investiture Ceremony, which is likely to be held at the Governor-General’s House in Wellington later this year. He plans to attend with his wife Eileen and their wider family. See editorial, P4

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While schools around the country remain cagey about after-ball parties, Mid Canterbury colleges have sent an invitation to the police boss, wanting to show him how they run after-ball parties. Controversial after-ball functions are in the spotlight again this week as the ball season approaches. Auckland police have sent a warning letter out to schools in the northern region, pointing out to principals and parents it is illegal for under-age people to attend commercial after-ball events where tickets were sold and alcohol was available.

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Mount Hutt and Ashburton College after-balls, rated as the biggest nights on the local teen calendar, are run under strict guidelines agreed to by the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drugs Service (ACADS) and college pupils. “I think if we didn’t do this we would have unsafe parties and it would put a lot of young people at risk,” ACADS manager Chris Clark said. Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan said the Mid Canterbury community appeared to be leading the way in hosting after-ball functions and had invited Police Commissioner Peter Marshall to the district to show him how they were run.

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“We have had a positive response from him, and he’s keen but we haven’t got a date yet because obviously he’s a busy man,” he said. Mr McMillan said several afterballs around the country were often organised by “commercial operators” who had heard schools were having a ball, and often sold tickets to an event where they could sell alcohol. However, Mid Canterbury afterball parties are private functions and are only attended by those who went to the ball, party-goers can only bring six drinks with a five per cent alcohol limit and they must have organised transport home. There can be up to 30 parent

volunteers at the event along with ACADS staff and up to 20 courtesy van drivers. Both Mr McMillan and Mrs Clark believed the way the afterparties in Mid Canterbury were run were within the law. Mrs Clark said Mid Canterbury was fortunate parents and volunteers came forward to help with after-ball functions. “I think they way we do it works for our community, I think it would not fit everywhere, you have to remember we don’t have ACADS everywhere and parents that are willing to help,” she said. Mount Hutt College held its ball and after-party about a week ago, while Ashburton College is scheduled to hold its ball on June 21.

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Plea for co-ordinator’s pay By Sam Morton Experience Mid Canterbury boss Nigel Birt is prepared to run the organisation at a loss, if the local council rejects funding for an online co-ordinator. Mr Birt, speaking at the Ashburton District Council’s Draft Annual Plan Submissions, was firm in his request for $30,000 to help fund the online position – which he believes will help bolster online marketing and further promote Mid Canterbury. In his submission, Mr Birt pointed out the organisation had made a number of significant changes and reductions in operating budgets to

proceed down the path of recruiting a new online position – following a report carried out in 2011. Experience Mid Canterbury chairman Kelvin Holmes joined Mr Birt at the council table and said the organisation had done everything the council had asked and urged them to approve the funding. “When we come for funding to invest in a role that is needed, I fail to see why council have made us come back through this submission process. We have done what we needed to do and we have done what council have asked us to do,� Mr Holmes said. “You have accepted something as a council and I’m not telling you how to suck eggs, but it’s very hard

to operate in a (changing) environment like that.� Councillor Jim Burgess asked Mr Birt if he had considered what the outcome would be, if council did not fund the $30,000. Mr Birt said he felt strongly enough about the team’s addition, that he would seriously consider running the organisation at a deficit – as he knew the position was vital to meeting future financial and visitor targets. “We punch on with an online person and run as a deficit. I think that’s what we need to meet our targets and if we don’t get the funding, our visitor numbers will drop, promotion will drop, strategic alliance will drop and this organi-

sation will struggle and we won’t of myself and Anita and our knowlbe meeting our income targets,  edge, at the moment there is only because our membership will be two of us – with the view of increasreducing,� Mr Birt said. ing that to three. “I’ll have to wear the punches “The new role is critical to the for that, but I see it as the only organisation achieving its desired way we can significantly increase outcomes and achieving market our organisation’s income streams, share opportunities in the rapidly over the next three years.� changing tourism sector,� Mr Birt In 2011, a report carried out said. by tourism expert Dr Dominic Mr Birt outlined the key focus Moran, outlined Experience Mid as increasing the online presence Canterbury needed to give higher of the organisation’s members, priority to web marketing. ensuring their profile is visible Mr Birt said the organisation on such sites as NZ.com, which acknowledged that was the case, attracts about 12 million views a pointing out staff levels had halved year. to reduce operating costs since the The online role will also be fundreport was released. ed by tourism operators’ contribu“The council rely on the good will tions and advertising revenue.

Domain carnival’s final day a wash-out By Sam Morton Wet weather put the dampeners on the final day of the Ashburton Domain Carnival yesterday, with stallholders and amusement arcade owners packing up the fair earlier than expected. However, the carnival attracted a good turnout of locals and visitors alike, with ride owners reporting a steady stream of custom over the long weekend. Glenn Wilson, who owns Wilsons Amusements, set up two stands, a food stall and three rides, including the Ferris Wheel, the Merry Go Round and a Chairo-Plane ride. “It’s been a pretty good couple of days, but today (Monday) has been miserable – we have had one family through the entire day. “The weather looks set in stone, so we’ll probably call it a day,� Mr Wilson said. Not only did that mark the end of the carnival for the travellers - for Wilson and his team, it was the end of a long season and seven months living in a caravan on the road. His family, including his young children, live in Dunedin and he can’t wait to get home. “It can be quite long living on the road and I get sick of it all the time – but there are other days when I really love what we do and at the end of the day, it’s a lifestyle and that’s a choice,� Mr Wilson said. “I was born into this life, my father owned the amusements for a number of years and it’s just something I was always going to do - it’s like that right around the world.� The fair season will pick up again in September and Mr Wilson hopes to be back for the

111 diary Incidents attended to by the Ashburton Police and Mid Canterbury volunteer fire brigades recently. Check out guardianonline.co.nz, for up-to-the-minute updates on every fire callout in the district during the week.

• Drink driver pinged An Ashburton man was stopped and processed for drink-driving on Sunday morning, recording a breath alcohol limit of 741 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The man will appear in the Ashburton District Court later this month.

• Vehicle hits deer Police were called to an incident on Frasers Road early Sunday, following reports of a collision, about 5am. It is understood the vehicle had hit a deer, killing it on impact. The driver was shaken, but uninjured, according to police.

• Good behaviour Rakaia Senior Constable Mike Jackson told the Guardian the weekend had been “uneventfulâ€? and praised the traffic behaviour – although he pointed out the official holiday period didn’t end until 6am. “It’s been good so far, I have been out, like most patrol cars, keeping an eye on traffic flows as they come through town and everything has been quite smooth ... touch wood. I hope everyone gets home safely,â€? Mr Jackson said.

• Head injuries A 9-year-old boy suffered minor head injuries when he was hit by a car in Papatoetoe yesterday afternoon. Police were called to the crash near Wintere Rd about 1.30pm yesterday. Inspector Peter Raynes of police northern communications said it was not known if the boy was hit in a driveway or on the road. “Apparently he’s got an ear injury - it’s a very minor injury at this stage.â€? The incident was being handled by district police. - APNZ

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Ride operator Brendan Smith enjoys his role, travelling the South Island with his team from Wilsons Amusements, based in Dunedin. Ashburton A&P Show later this year. “We’ll be back and I am really

keen to make this an annual thing for Queen’s Birthday weekend,

I think when the weather is fine and the wind stays away, people come out and enjoy hanging out

and having fun,� he said. “This scene is all about the weather.�

Experts closely monitoring Wellington landslip Experts are closely monitoring a landslip in Wellington for any further signs of movement. Eight houses are still off-limits after the slip in Priscilla Crescent and Breton Grove in Berhampore early on Saturday morning, with three homes precariously hanging over the slip. Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said surveyors from GNS Science were monitoring the slip face and the site around it with sophisticated surveying equipment. “The aim is just to keep an eye on whether there’s any ground movement going on. So far, fingers crossed, there doesn’t appear to be any significant movement,� he said. “What they tell us will be important to guide us in terms of whether we can allow the residents back into some of the eight houses that have been evacuated. “We’re hoping we might be able to make a call in the next couple of days as to whether we can get some people into those houses.� Rain is forecast for Wellington from today, and Mr MacLean said that was causing some concern, which was why there could be no

quick decision on allowing residents back into houses. MetService has a severe weather watch in place for heavy rain and gale-force southerlies in Wellington from late Tuesday to early Wednesday. But Mr MacLean said it was hoped the rain would not cause significant further movement. “I think the engineers agree that probably 99 per cent of what’s going to go down the hill probably already has gone down the hill.� In the meantime welfare staff and government agencies were working with the 35 people from the eight homes to help with accommodation and emergency funds, as some fled without taking wallets or bank cards. Mr MacLean said residents had been allowed to collect some belongings from the less-affected homes, but the three houses that had been undermined by the landslide were strictly off-limits. “The three that are hanging over the edge of the slip, nobody is going into those houses.� About half had found their own accommodation while the rest were being housed in motels. - apnz

A fire which destroyed an Otago woolshed and its contents is being investigated. Richard and Alison Anderson of Cresslea on the Ida Valley Back Rd were woken by explosions about 6am yesterday. They discovered the woolshed near their home was on fire and called emergency services. Omakau volunteer firefighters responded with an appliance and rural tanker about 6.15am, but the woolshed was fully involved before they arrived. The blaze was hot enough to bend steel roof beams of the 10m by 20m woolshed, which collapsed inwards. - APNZ

• Hunter killed in fall A hunter has died after falling more than 10m onto rocks from a cable bridge near Hanmer Springs. The Westpac rescue helicopter and police rescue staff were called to the Acheron River area after the accident was reported about 1pm yesterday. Police said the hunter fell 10 to 18m from a cable while attempting to cross the river. He landed on the rocks below. The man was found dead when rescue staff arrived yesterday afternoon. Police were notifying the man’s family with the help of victim support staff. - APNZ

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Comic strip a bid to boost cyber security By Myles Hume Mid Canterbury children are quickly becoming more knowledgeable than their parents online, but an internet safety orgainsation is staying ahead of the pack. Netsafe this week launched the Comic Creator, which allows primary school youngsters to build their own comic strips with professionally drawn characters. The comic strips are based on cyber security, which several local principals are concerned about. Just last week Ashburton Borough principal Sam

Winterbourn said parents would be “naive” to think their children were not susceptible to cyberbullying and said they needed to wake up to the reality. The school hosted an educational production, with the production’s actors telling the Guardian cyber-bullying was a growing problem in primary schools. NetSafe chief executive Martin Crocker said it was necessary to create tools for youngsters who could be vulnerable to online attacks and cyber-bullies. Internet users were getting younger, he said. “Scammers and viruses don’t

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By Gabrielle Stuart Ashburton’s own Babysitters’ club is under way, giving local parents the chance to take a night off. Sitters of Ashburton, started by local mum Debs Batty, will work as a babysitting agency, connecting available babysitters with families that need them. She said the service would work to screen and background check potential babysitters, and also help families who didn’t have anyone in the area they could call on. “It takes away the hassle for those without the contacts or family here. We’ll find suitable babysitters for each family and put them in touch.” As a mother of three she has experienced both sides of babysitting, and worked for several years

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People and birds came from near and far for the annual Ashburton Bird Club annual show on Saturday and Sunday. They included Russell Fitchett (left) and Murray Formossa, who were discussing the finer points of border and gloster canaries. As well as various types of canaries, there were cockatiels, zebra finches and budgerigars. Member Valerie Snook said there were more than 500 entries, and a lot of birds and a lot of seed was sold. “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, it went really well,” she said.

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Development of Methven’s BMX track is progressing, despite the fact it could have to move in future. The town’s hot pools project may require some of the track’s land when, and if, the project goes ahead. Bike Methven treasurer Therese Johns said it was just as the track project had received funding, and volunteers were preparing to upgrade it, that they heard about the hot pools project. “We thought - we will stop for a while and see what’s going to happen,” Mrs Johns said. “But after six to seven months we got sick of waiting, and decided to go ahead.” That was six weeks ago, and the track has now been transformed from an overgrown dump site to a partially-fenced large BMX track which many young cyclists visit daily. Bike Methven leases the 1.4 hectare block from the Ashburton District Council, and has so far spent $17,000 on upgrading the area, which they received from the council and a Transpower grant. “The idea for the site is to get it so it has as little maintenance as possible,” Mrs Johns said, and further funds would be sought from community groups, and raised by the group’s regular shuttle days in summer.

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Post-traumatic stress from the Canterbury earthquakes may only now be taking effect, and having an impact at work. A University of Canterbury business expert Tony Mortensen said international research showed stress from major events can take two years to materialise. The aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 quakes were still a major part of Cantabrians’ daily life, and adding to daily stress for workers, he said. “We have identified a growing feeling among many managers that this behavioural trend is definitely emerging.” Mr Mortensen, the director of UC’s Master of Business Administration programme, has been researching how employees in Christchurch are coping. He said many organisations were seeing an increase in behaviour from petty arguments to more serious incidents.

Tony Mortensen “Discussions with a number of human resource managers and business owners across Canterbury have indicated that even the most traditionally tolerant employee is starting to show signs of pressure. “The problem organisations now face is that, whether the stress is work related or personal, the

impact on the daily operations is no different.” Mr Mortensen said employers needed to show understanding, without accepting bad behaviour. Christchurch people needed to remember that the recovery stage was not solely about the rebuild of physical buildings, but also about the spirit of the people. “The emotional strain on people must be carefully considered if our local businesses are to be successful and achieve their potential in this next stage of the recovery,” he said. “The recently quoted $40 billion spend over the next 10 years provides an unprecedented opportunity to most businesses. However, the real challenge will be keeping staff motivated and focused so that we can all benefit.” Council of Trade Unions spokesman for earthquake recovery and rebuild Paul Watson said it was no surprise that stress levels were high among Canterbury workers. Overseas experience had shown it could take two to three years for

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Methven’s Ethan Burgess gets air at the town’s new BMX track. It is anticipated it will be of UCI world BMX track standard, and South Island events could be held there. Methven’s Luke Leitis, originally from Australia, designed the track, in conjunction with Paul Johns, Mark Johns and Cam Bissett. “It’s got a great future,” he said of the track. “I was involved in BMX from six to 16, it was a big part of my life, just loved it eh, and so many kids came along.” He was seeing a similar passion for the sport develop in Methven, and wanted to give the opportunity for his three children to become involved. Mrs Johns said the hot pools developers would have to move the track at their own expense if they wanted to establish the

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differentiate between children and adults, so it’s vital that, if children are engaging online, they are doing so safely,” Mr Crocker said. “The internet is an amazing tool for learning and is being used increasingly in schools. The Comic Creator helps children to harness the power of the internet in a safe and secure way.” For the launch, NetSafe has released the first in a series of comics developed by NetSafe and Dylan Coburn of Karaktaz, titled The Tangled Web. The Comic Creator is live now and can be used at www.learnthebasics.org.nz.

to try to match them up with a babysitter that would suit their needs. “It’s all about gauging their needs and finding someone for them who can get to know the kids and build that rapport. The whole system is built on trust and reliability on both sides, and I’m just here to make it go smoothly. “If the babysitter doesn’t feel comfortable with a family or situation they can call me up straight away and I’ll be there to take over or help sort it out, and the same goes for the families.” More information on Sitters of Ashburton can be found on the business Facebook page. Families interested in a babysitter or babysitters looking for work can contact Debs on 308 5997, or on her cell 027 380 3564.

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Babysitters’ club up and running for a similar babysitting agency in Christchurch. She said the biggest issue for the new business was finding enough babysitters. “I meet with all of them beforehand and do a lot of reference checks, so I get a good idea of if they’re trustworthy. Obviously that takes a long time! I have five on my list at the moment, but I’m definitely on the hunt for more.” She said that the right personality was the first thing she looked for in potential babysitters. “They’ve got to be friendly, trustworthy and reliable. Experience is always a bonus, and a first aid certificate and full driver’s licence are useful. And of course they need to be over the age of 16.” She said she would ask plenty of questions of families calling up,

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the psychological impact to take effect, and there were significant ongoing stresses for residents. These included dealing with insurance companies, EQC and other agencies, facing long waits for homes to be fixed or finding new accommodation, and changes to Christchurch schools. Mr Watson said while employers were very responsive in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, many were now more focused on recovery. “It’s more the economic imperative coming forward, rather than the empathy that was there postearthquake.” He said there needed to be a balance between getting on with business and allowing for the needs of workers. “They also need to keep a watchful eye on them. If they’re not in tune with what the employees are suffering, then they’re not going to be fully appreciative of the need for flexibility to enable staff time off to deal with all the issues that are going on.” - apnz

facility in that area. Grow Mid Canterbury has been looking at two sites for the hot pools - the town centre location where the track is, and a Barkers Road site. Grow Mid Canterbury head Rob Brawley said he supported the hard work of Bike Methven, and believed the track would be able to stay where it was. “The bike park committee has been very helpful to the hot pools project and we have had a number of discussions with them,” Mr Brawley said. However, Mrs Johns believed further discussions would have to be held with the developers with regard to how much land the hot pools project would need in the event of it being developed at the town centre site.

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• Cliff rescue A mother and daughter have been winched to safety from a rocky ledge on Wairarapa’s remote south coast. The Westpac rescue helicopter rescued the pair from the ledge at the Putangirua Pinnacles, near the North Island’s southernmost point of Cape Palliser, after police were alerted about 12.45pm. Senior constable Tony Matheson of Masterton police said the 48-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter had been been hiking with a family group in the Aorangi Forest Park. They left the track to explore the area around the Pinnacles and became trapped on a ledge above a steep cliff. -APNZ

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ommunities across New Zealand awoke to a new list of Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients yesterday; and those forced to remain light-lipped for weeks were finally able to reflect in the glory. Although the news of the two Mid Canterbury men honoured in the line up will have came as no surprise to many Guardian readers, both were humble about the announcement. And agriculture was firmly

OUR VIEW on the local agenda – reflecting the pump house of the local economy, and its importance in the district’s past, present and future. Eminent farm advisor John Tavendale can add the letters ONZM to his list of credentials – recognising him as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to agribusiness. Mr Tavendale was quick to

acknowledge the support of his family, and the people he had worked with when he spoke to the Guardian on Friday. At that point he was still sitting on a big secret, and was somewhat reluctant to speak of the honour – but no doubt yesterday morning he would have been fielding congratulatory calls thick and fast, as was the other recipient,

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George Ward. Mr Ward was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to agriculture and the

community. Both men have impressive track records, and have no doubt helped shape the destiny of Mid Canterbury. Mr Tavendale is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Farm Management and Mr Ward, a prestigious Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and a longserving Justice of the Peace. He too spoke of those who encouraged and supported him. Mr Tavendale and Mr Ward have something in common – water.

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A friend of a 14-year-old girl killed in a Rotorua fire claims the blaze was caused by a molotov cocktail thrown into the building as party-goers slept. Mihinui Tamiana died in the fire that ripped through the Rotorua factory early Sunday morning. It had initially been thought the fire was caused by a petrol generator bought just weeks ago by teenagers for parties there. But a close friend last night told 3 News that a group of boys burst through the door as a group of about 10 young people slept in the building after a party and threw in a molotov cocktail. Jayda Nathan, who suffered burns and other injuries in the blaze said she had been sleeping on the mezzanine floor of the building where her friend Mihinui had also been asleep. “Some boys knocked down the front door and chucked in a molotov cocktail,” she told 3 News. Recounting her escape from the burning building, Jayda said: “I fell asleep and then I felt a boy wake me up and then I woke up straight away and I saw flames. I walked up the steps and I saw a girl there and it looked like Mihinui and I remember grabbing her by the arm as I was running out but she never followed. It was like she was standing there looking for somebody.” Mihinui died at the scene while a 17-year-old boy who suffered

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they have received. They continue the march forward in Mid Canterbury, in the face of massive changes – a challenging world economy, and significant agricultural advances. They take their place alongside all those pioneers who saw the potential of the district, from the shore to the mountains over the past 150 years, and made it their home. Congratulations Mr Tavendale and Mr Ward!

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Mr Ward played a key role in the initial investigation of the Barrhill/Chertsey Irrigation Scheme, and EA Networks chairman Mr Tavendale heads the networks’ collaboration with a project set to deliver environmentally sustainable water on to the plains, and generate electricity. Both have made numerous other contributions to our district, and both are ultimately well-deserving of the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Shop locally Sam, your article June 1, Council Urged to Shop Locally was informative and gave a sad example of the divide between the thoughts of some councillors and the local business association, and the people of Ashburton people with regard to ADC tenders – whatever the size. Kieren Breakwell and others address on this matter read factually and to the point with a clear message and more importantly, a solution to this debacle: “to adopt a procurement policy – ensuring all contracts are award-

ed locally, whenever possible”. Stuart Wilson’s poor argument is another clear example of the current divide between ratepayers and some ADC councillors. I am sure most ratepayers would love to know which councillors are in favour of the local business association stance on this matter regarding a procurement policy being implemented and those in favour of Stuart Wilson’s argument that locals shop out of town for cars and groceries etc – they are neither using nor managing ratepayers’ money! It is now time ratepayers saw where our local councillors stand!

We will now wait on Neil Brown’s promise to talk about, consider, and more importantly immediately implement this policy at the next council hearing to start down the road of a culture of looking after our own people, the ratepayers. Trevor Hurley PS - There is a reason we have two ears and one mouth.

Congratulations Congratulations to Liam and Ocean for winning at the Gold Guitar Awards! Sandy

Truck ban Large trucks and trailers should not go through residential areas or near schools and shops. Rigs are getting bigger by the day. Annabelle

Hungry kids Yeah right Goodhew! A miserable $9.5 million for hungry kids over five years, $468 million to the farming community, how fair’s that?

Police hoping for zero road toll By Matthew Backhouse Police were last night hoping for the first-ever Queen’s Birthday weekend without a single road death. Seven people were killed in four fatal crashes over the same weekend last year - a sharp rise from the single death in 2011, and two deaths the previous year. But as of tonight there had been no deaths since the official holiday period began at 4pm on Friday, which would make this year’s Queen’s Birthday weekend the first without a fatality since records began in 1956. Assistant Commissioner of road policing Dave Cliff said he was hoping to keep it that way.

“If we did, that would be a great achievement,” he said. “The overall picture is really positive. If you go back to the early 1970s, there was a high of 24 killed in a Queen’s Birthday weekend. “We’ve made tremendous progress, but one death is too many and there’s still too many people who are being hurt, and we can still improve the way we drive.” With the official weekend road toll period due to end at 6am tomorrow, Mr Cliff said it was too soon to rest on any laurels. While the lack of deaths was positive, there had still been a number of serious crashes. “We tend to get 100 people injured in road crashes over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, so

while the no deaths result is really very positive, it’s only part of the story,” Mr Cliff said. Police around the country reported traffic had been running smoothly today, aside from in South Island areas hit by flooding and snow. However, there had been a number of crashes. A 9-year-old boy suffered minor head injuries when he was hit by a car near Wintere Rd in Papatoetoe about 1.30pm today. Inspector Peter Raynes of police northern communications said it was not known if the boy was hit in a driveway or on the road. “Apparently he’s got an ear injury - it’s a very minor injury at this stage.” A 61-year-old man was taken

PREVIOUS TOLLS Highest: 24 deaths in 1973 Lowest: 1 death in 2011 Last year: 7 deaths in 4 crashes This year: No deaths to hospital after a vehicle rolled on State Highway 2 at Waingawa, north of Carterton. Last Easter was the first zero road toll for a public holiday since records began in 1956. - APNZ

Margaret Shields dies Angry man throws Former Labour minister and champion for women’s rights Dame Margaret Shields has passed away, aged 71. The former Kapiti MP was an elected Labour politician for nine years and was a minister from 1984 to 1990. She also chaired the Greater Wellington Regional Council and dedicated her life to campaigning for women’s rights. Dame Margaret passed away on Wednesday last week at Eldon Lodge Retirement Home in Paraparaumu, her family has said in a death notice of her local newspaper. “She will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends,” the notice said. The Labour Party has paid tribute to Dame Margaret, who is survived by her husband Pat and one of her two daughters. “Dame Margaret was tireless

campaigner for women’s rights. She founded the Women’s Electoral Lobby in 1975, and was Minister of Women’s Affairs from 1987-1990,” Labour leader David Shearer said. “She went on fighting to advance the position of women internationally, serving with the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women. “Dame Margaret made a difference. She stood up for what she believed in, and fought to build a fairer and more just world. “The Labour Party joins Dame Margaret’s family in mourning her passing. “She was a woman of conviction who lived a life of leadership and service.” Her funeral will be held at Old St Paul’s in Wellington at 2pm on Friday. - APNZ

dive bottle through police car window By Sam Hurley

A motorist has thrown a diving bottle through the windscreen of a police car after being told his vehicle would be impounded. The Napier man was stopped during a routine police vehicle check on Sunday morning. Acting Sergeant Shane Rowland said the man was found to be driving without a valid licence when he was pulled over on Ellison Rd about 9.30am. “On hearing that the vehicle he was driving was to be impounded, he took a dive bottle out of his

car,” Mr Rowland said. The driver allegedly threatened to damage property with the dive bottle. Mr Rowland said police warned him not to cause any damage but he lost his temper. “He ignored the warnings and threw the dive bottle through the windscreen of the police vehicle,” Mr Rowland said. Other officers were needed to help stop the incident. The driver is due to appear in Napier District Court on Wednesday on charges relating to intentional damage and driving matters. - APNZ

serious burns to his arms, chest and face remained in Waikato Hospital’s intensive care unit. Five other teenagers who were burned or suffered smoke inhalation from the fire were discharged from Rotorua Hospital yesterday. A police spokeswoman said detectives would look to interview those teenagers over the next few days to establish the events leading up to the fire. “In terms of whether [the fire] is suspicious or not, we’ve got to wait until we’ve had those conversations with the youngsters. We’ve got to consider the welfare of those involved in the fire, both physical and emotional,” she said. Hours before the fire, police had been at the factory to shut down a party involving more than 100 teenagers. Police were called to the Riri St property at 11.15pm on Saturday after reports of disorder at the party. Four teenage boys were arrested and the party was shut down just after 11.15pm, when officers moved the crowd away. Despite ongoing police patrols of the area, a handful of teens returned to the building to sleep there. Factory owner Don McCarrison said the Fire Service told him the blaze was probably caused by the generator setting a small room alight. Flames then quickly spread through the building. - APNZ

Cold blast set to hammer the NI By Matthew Backhouse and Heather McCracken Parts of the North Island will be bracing for thunderstorms and gales today after snow and flooding caused problems in the South Island yesterday. Snow fell to 200m in parts of inland Canterbury and Otago today, catching out more than 100 motorists when Burke’s Pass on State Highway 8 had to be closed. Tekapo fire chief Craig Willis said firefighters and ploughs helped to clear snow up to 50cm deep on the pass near Lake Tekapo yesterday afternoon. At least 100 vehicles waited for the pass to reopen, while firefighters helped to free vehicles that got stuck in the snow or went off the road. The wet weather also caused flooding in Southland, where officials were keeping a close eye on the swollen Mataura River. The river peaked as expected in Gore last evening at almost 3.2m higher than usual. Environment Southland duty flood warning officer Stacey Stuart said while the Mataura River had the highest levels, most rivers in Southland were also higher than normal. Some roads were closed and people needed to be vigilant over

next couple of days. The south was also battered by strong winds. MetService forecaster Liz Walsh said high country areas got “quite a drenching” yesterday, with the highest rainfall of 89.2mm at Arthur’s Pass. “That has now turned to snow and road snow warnings have been issued for the roads around there,” she said. Southern Canterbury had received the most significant snowfalls yesterday, particularly around the Mackenzie Basin, and snow was expected down to 500m in the south overnight. Heavy rain fell on the West Coast, including northern Westland and Buller, where it was still raining last evening. The bad weather is set to hammer the North Island today, with thunderstorms and gales forecast for some areas. Thunderstorms would reach Auckland by this afternoon, along with heavy rainfalls. “At the same time that’s happening a southerly change rushes up and reaches Wellington by afternoon,” Ms Walsh said. The cold change would bring gale southerlies and rain to the capital. Ms Walsh said rain would start to move in over Northland after midnight, with some thundery falls. - APNZ

Of ‘thick’ MPs and other dark secrets By Isaac Davison The Green Party’s deep secrets are out - its MPs sometimes fall asleep in Parliament and they think some other politicians are “thick”. After being criticised for holding most of its conference behind closed doors, the party caved in and allowed media into a previously closed question-and-answer session between MPs and members. And media were immediately in the sights of some MPs, with Julie Anne Genter complaining that she did not make the news for the right reasons. “It’s much easier to get media attention for things like being caught up in an Eftpos skimming scam, getting my bags stolen and getting them back again, having a tattoo, being

more stressed, being from the United States, having a standup desk at work,” she said. Asked what one thing about Parliament had let them down, MP Denise Roche said she thought it would be glamorous and she would hear many inspiring speeches. To loud cheers, she said: “There’s 121 politicians running this country and I’ve been appalled by some of them. Some of them are thick.” MP Catherine Delahunty admitted that she was sometimes texted by friends to help her on late-night parliamentary sittings. “They say, ‘Wake up’ and ‘Your mouth is open’.” They also spoke about the heavy workload, with most seeing their families one day a fortnight, and inboxes getting clogged by 200 emails a day. - APNZ


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Turkey faces fourth day of protests Turkey’s leaders are facing a fourth day of protests after demonstrators clashed with police firing tear gas, in the biggest outburst of anger at the Islamist-rooted government since it took power more than a decade ago. A defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was due to leave later on Monday on a four-day official trip abroad, underlining his scorn of the protesters and their charges that he had become a dictator. Istanbul’s main Taksim Square, where the protests first erupted, was relatively quiet early on Monday as people started the first workday since tensions boiled over on Friday. But protesters’ banners and barriers of scrap metal remained, suggesting they would return to resume days of demonstrations that have by some accounts left hundreds injured around the country. Overnight, police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters who marched on Erdogan’s offices in Istanbul and in the capital Ankara. “Dictator, resign!... We will resist until we win,” yelled the crowds, who hurled stones and lit fires in the streets. Erdogan has dismissed the protesters as “a bunch of vandals” though admitting “mistakes” by the police in their initial response. He was due to leave the country on Monday for a four-day tour of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, an official in his office told AFP. Police had withdrawn on Saturday from Taksim Square, the hub of demonstrations that started over an unpopular building project nearby and boiled over into a general protest against the government. The flashpoint shifted late on Sunday to the Besiktas area north of Taksim, near Erdogan’s Istanbul base. AFP reporters there and in Ankara saw police disperse thousands of demonstrators and incidents continued into early Monday. Interior Minister Muammer Guler said earlier that more than 1700 people had been arrested in the unrest nationwide, though most

have since been released. A doctors’ union in Ankara said before the latest clashes that more than 400 civilians had been injured there, including some with serious head wounds. Guler estimated the cost at more than 20 million liras (about $A10 million). Groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have denounced as excessive the police reaction and Turkey’s Western allies have appealed for restraint. The unrest began as a local outcry against plans to redevelop Gezi Park, a rare green spot near Taksim, but after a heavy-handed police response the protests spread to other districts - and then to dozens of cities across Turkey. Accused by critics of an increasingly conservative and authoritarian agenda in the predominantly Muslim but secular state, Erdogan’s government is facing the biggest protests since it took power in 2002. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned in a Twitter message: “The continuation of these protests ... will bring no benefits but will harm the reputation of our country which is admired both in the region and the world.” The prime minister had insisted on Saturday that his government would press ahead with the park redevelopment, although he said it may not include a shopping mall, as protesters fear. On Sunday, however, he confirmed a plan to build a mosque on Taksim Square - a sensitive issue as he faces accusations from critics of trying to impose an Islamic agenda. Calls for restraint in the protests from Turkey’s NATO allies Britain, France and the United States were echoed by the European Union, whose foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the “disproportionate use of force” by police. Turkey’s southeastern neighbour Iraq warned of the implications for the region. “Adopting violence will cause it to spread, which will affect the situation in the region,” said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a statement. - APNZ

• Bomber on motorbike An unidentified motorcycle driver carried out an apparent suicide bombing at a police headquarters in central Indonesia, police said Monday. Police said the man was trying to enter the station in the central Sulawesi town of Poso when his bomb went off, killing him instantly. A nearby construction worker was hit in his hands by shrapnel. No police were hurt or killed.

• Pistorius images The family of Oscar Pistorius says it is “shaken” by the leaked graphic photos of the bloodspattered bathroom where the world-renowned athlete shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Images of the crime scene appeared in the media last week, just days before the double amputee’s court appearance on Tuesday for a brief pre-trial hearing.

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Homes and camps sit submerged up to their roofs along Engineers Road after being overtaken by the rain-swollen Osage River after it spilled its banks following Saturday’s heavy storms.

Tornado, winds ravage East Coast Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of the Northeast, flights were delayed in New York City and a tornado touched down in South Carolina as the East Coast weathered the remnants of violent storms that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds and hail moved through sections of the Northeast on yesterday afternoon, leav-

ing 30,000 in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine still without power late that night. The National Weather Service issued a rare tornado warning as a line of thunderstorms raced through New Hampshire into western Maine. The weather service said a tornado warning was issued as radar indicated a possible tornado moving through Maine. . In northwestern South Carolina, a tornado knocked

a home off its foundation and blew part of the roof off, said Taylor Jones, director of emergency management for Anderson County. Some trees were blown down and there was heavy rain, but no widespread damage. No injuries were reported. “It was an isolated incident,” Jones said. The weather service said thunderstorms and winds in excess of 60 mph in Vermont produced 1-inch-diameter hail and

knocked down numerous trees and wires. In northern Maine, radar picked up a line of thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-sized hail and winds stronger than 160kph. In parts of the South, thunderstorms, high winds and hail rolled through as part of a slowmoving cold front. Heavy rains spawned flash flooding in some areas, the weather service said.  - AP

Blackout for Tiananmen Square Activists in China are taking to social media to urge the public to wear black on the 24th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on protesters who had camped out for weeks on Tiananmen Square. The crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on June 4, 1989, killed hundreds, possibly more. The Chinese government has never fully disclosed what happened on that day and branded the protests a “counterrevolutionary riot.” It remains a taboo topic inside

the country, but the growing use of Twitter-like sites known as Weibo and other social media — although largely censored — has made it difficult for authorities to control all information about the Tiananmen crackdown. Beijing-based rights activist Hu Jia said he had been appealing online for people to wear black T-shirts on Tuesday or light a candle at home on Monday evening to remember the event. “Thanks to the role of Weibo, there are now more people than any other time in the

past 24 years that have come to know and think about the incident,” he said. While protests in mainland China are off-limits, tens of thousands have gathered to mark the anniversary in past years in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The territory — returned by the British in 1997 — operates under a separate political system that promises freedom of speech and other Western-style civil liberties. “When the spreading of information gains momentum, soon-

er or later, one day a torch will be relayed from Victoria Park in Hong Kong to Tiananmen Square in Beijing,” Hu said. Because of restrictions placed on him as an activist, Hu will be unable to leave his home to mark the anniversary. Last week, the US State Department called on the Chinese government to fully account for those killed, detained or missing in the 1989 crackdown and to end the ongoing harassment of human rights activists and their families. - AP

Fire kills 112 at poultry plant Pool too dirty to A massive fire broke out at a poultry plant in northeastern China yesterday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 112 people, reports and officials said. Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province’s Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early-morning explosions, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The provincial fire department, on its microblog, attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak. State broadcaster CCTV quoted unidentified workers as saying the fire broke out during a change of shifts at the plant, owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co, and may have originated in a locker room at a time when about 350 workers were at the site. The plant’s “complicated” interior, narrow exits and a locked front gate made escape difficult, Xinhua quoted survivors as saying. It appeared the death toll could continue to rise as more bodies were recovered from the charred buildings. Some employees raised the alarm about a fire shortly after a shift began at 6am, and then the lights went out, spiking the level of panic as workers rushed to find an exit, 44-year-old Wang Fengya told Xinhua. “When I finally ran out and looked back at the plant, I saw high flames,” Wang was quoted as saying. Xinhua said she and three other workers were sent to a hospital in the nearby provincial capital of Changchun. The disaster killed at least 112 people, and 54 people were being treated in hospitals, the fire department said in its microblog. Calls to fire and rescue services rang unanswered and hospital

see dead toddler When police went to a Sydney home to search for a missing toddler, his foster family’s swimming pool was so filthy they couldn’t see him at the bottom. It was only when an officer waded in and felt “something furry” in the pool he knew he’d found the boy. In the opening day of the inquest into the drowning death of 21-month-old Lachlan Leslie, Constable Sean Stockwell described how he had grabbed brooms to drag along the bottom of the pool after being called to the home in 2011. “It was so dirty. There could have been a push bike. There

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, smoke rises from a poultry farm in Mishazi township of Dehui City, in northeast China. administrators said they had no information about the injured. By about noon, the fire had been mostly extinguished and bodies were being recovered from the charred buildings. CCTV footage showed dark smoke billowing up from the prefabricated cement structures topped with corrugated iron roofs. The fire highlighted the lax safety standards at many Chinese workplaces.

It could also focus renewed scrutiny on China’s biggest pork producer, Shuanghui International — unrelated to the poultry plant — as it aims to buy U.S. food giant Smithfield in what would be China’s biggest takeover of an American company. Jason Yan, technical director of the US Grains Council, in Beijing, said safety considerations usually came last in the design of such buildings behind features to

maximise production and energy efficiency. “I’m sure they consider some aspects of safety design. However, I think safety, to me, is not the first priority in their design plan,” Yan said. Jilin Baoyuanfeng produces 67,000 tons of processed chicken per year and employs about 1200 people. The plant is located outside the city of Dehui, about 800km northeast of China’s capital, Beijing.  - AP

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could have been anything in that pool,” he said yesterday. When subsequent searches for the boy around neighbouring streets failed to uncover anything, Constable Stockwell said he returned to the pool and waded into the black water. “I remember feeling something furry. I just knew it was him.” Glebe Coroners Court was told that just months before the boy drowned, the Aboriginal support service KARI, which was overseeing Lachlan’s foster care placement, had given the pool a tick of approval. But the pool’s gate was found to be not self-closing or latching. - APNZ

Singapore jails don over sex for grades A law professor has been sentenced to five months in jail in Singapore for obtaining sexual favours and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades. Former National University of Singapore (NUS) professor Tey Tsun Hang, 42, will also pay a penalty for the gifts he had received, Judge Tan Siong Thye ruled on Monday. Tey, who is married with a daughter, was found guilty last Tuesday of six charges of corruption over his relationship with his then-student Darinne

Ko in 2010. Local media reported that she is now 23 and working in a law firm. After the verdict, the NUS announced that it had terminated Tey’s employment. Tey folded his arms and mumbled to himself as the judge read out the grounds for sentencing. Judge Tan said Tey “chose to be corrupt” and “exploited” his student, obtaining sexual favours and receiving gifts that included tailored shirts and a limited-edition pen. Ko got pregnant during their affair.  - APNZ

An Indonesian man who allegedly whipped his eight-year-old son with an electrical cable and forced him to eat a hot chilli was shocked to discover such discipline is illegal in Australia, a Brisbane court has been told. The man, 32, was arrested late last month and charged with torture and assault occasioning bodily harm while armed.   - APNZ

• 3 tigers dead Forest rangers in a wildlife reserve in northern India are investigating the deaths of three tigers whose carcasses were found over the last week. News reports say the latest carcass was found Saturday in the sprawling Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh state. Park director Samir Sinha that officials are investigating the cause of the tigers’ deaths. India is home to more than half of the world’s estimated 3200 tigers, with most of them living in wildlife reserves. - AP 

• Stubby holders offend Two police sergeants behind the production of 50 apparently racist stubby holders are still working in their Melbourne station. Acting Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp said the two sergeants produced the stubby holders for the Sunshine police social club in April 2012. They picture a mudfish and state “My date of birth is 01/01/?” as well as “Sunshine Police: Whoever says sunshine brings happiness has never worked here”. The 01/01/? reference is believed to refer to African refugees not knowing their date of birth. - AP

• Stormchasers die Three veteran storm chasers were killed while pursuing powerful tornadoes that tore through the US state of Oklahoma, a relative says. Tim Samaras, his son Paul and their storm-chasing partner Carl Young died on Friday in a twister in El Reno, west of Oklahoma City. They were the first storm researchers ever killed while chasing tornadoes, media reports said, citing the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. “They all unfortunately passed away but doing what they LOVED,” the elder Samaras’s brother, Jim Samaras, said. - APNZ

• Nine wins broadcast The Nine Network has won the rights to broadcast Australian cricket for the next five years in a deal worth $550 million to Cricket Australia. The Nine Network will broadcast Test, oneday international and Twenty20 matches, it confirmed in its main Monday evening news bulletin. The deal was sealed hours before a deadline with Cricket Australia and over the top of a $500 million rival offer by Network Ten earlier this month.  - AP

• Antarctic expedition A team of Australian scientists will lead a voyage to Antarctica this November retracing Sir Douglas Mawson’s daring expedition along the southern coastline. The six-week journey will follow the last leg of the route the explorer took during his 1911-1914 expedition. The team of 46 people will take new measurements based on those made made by Mawson’s team, including observations on ocean, wildlife, weather, geology and ice cover. “We’re trying to record what sorts of changes have occurred.”  - APNZ

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Tech galore at Fieldays Mid Canterbury farmers thinking about converting to dairying will find the latest in milking shed technology at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek later this month. The annual fieldays attracts thousands over three days and exhibitors from all over the country attend. Waikato Milking Systems will have its latest dairy systems and technology on display, including rotary and herringbone milking systems, smart technology and new developments designed to save farmers time and money in the dairy. Waikato Milking Systems has dealers nationwide and exports to more than 20 countries including the United States, South America, China,

Australia, South Africa, the UK and parts of Europe.  The company is encouraging farmers to come along to site to see and talk about the latest milking innovations. Dairy farmer Peter Risi milks 760 cows at Tui Glen Farms Partnership, and says putting in a 60-bail rotary platform and milking machine from Waikato is one of the best things he has done to increase his efficiency. “For large numbers of cows you need a rotary and you need a good plant or you can’t get through the cows quickly enough,” he says. Mr Risi uses a range of smart technology products designed to combat mastitis, make milking faster and improve milk quality.

Travel prize lures top farmers A new travel prize to allow top farmers to go overseas and look at other farming practices has been added to the Lincoln University Foundation South Island farmer of the year price package. Entries and nominations are now open for the 2013 competition, with an increase in both prize value and categories to further acknowledge excellence in farming practice. Chairman of the foundation’s Board of Trustees Ben Todhunter says that the competition’s top prize has been raised to $20,000. A new travel grant would allow the winners to go overseas to look at other farming practices, examine new technologies and innovations to enhance their farm business. The new category prizes are for human resource management, use of technology and resource use efficiency. Nominations and/or entries are open now and will close on August 1. Judging will occur during September and October with the finals night in November. Mr Todhunter says the increased value of the top prize and the new prize categories are part of the foundation’s drive to celebrate, share and learn from excellence in farming practice in New Zealand. “One of the key things we want

to get across is that this is not about just one farmer putting himself up and saying I’m doing great. “It’s about acknowledging the excellence of farming practice as an entire business. That means the farmer, but also the staff, the systems and technology and the resources that go into it. They’re all part of a package that helps make a farm business sustainable and profitable.” Another change for the 2013 season, Mr Todhunter says, is that the foundation will accept nominations of farmers by third parties. “One of the things we’ve struggled with is the natural reluctance for farmers to put themselves forward and say ‘I’m the best’. “Nominations can overcome that reluctance and means that entrants can have the confidence of knowing their peers support the entry.” All nominated farmers will be contacted to be told they have been nominated and encouraged to accept the nomination and allow the entry to go forward. The competition is in its 29th year and open to all types of primary production. The overall winner will have demonstrated that they are in the top echelon

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LEFT: Leaving their cars on the south bank, passengers use the wire-guided punt to cross the swiftly flowing Rangitata for a day’s skating.

Avoiding the New Zealand death By Kathleen Stringer As a keen genealogist, I hate having mysteries. One such gap in my tree, which I have been working for a number of years, is a supposed drowning of a man in the 1860s. The story goes that he was on his way to church when he drowned, probably in the Waimakariri or tributary. Recently, new information about the family encouraged me to try to solve this longstanding puzzle. I didn’t locate him (again!) although I checked all the new sources. As his body wasn’t found there would be no death certificate, he doesn’t appear in those newspapers on the Papers Past site, nor does he appear on a list of drowning victims in the N Z Gazette. It’s not until one looks at such a list that the enormity of the ‘New Zealand Death’ (as drowning was commonly referred to) becomes apparent. While some people drowned in wells,

and one poor man drowned in the water closet of a hotel, most people drowned while crossing rivers. It’s not surprising really, given the number of rather swift or deep rivers that had to be crossed to get anywhere. The history of the Ashburton County Hospital begins with an emergency station set up due to the fact that sometimes people could be trapped within the area for a number of weeks, due to both the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers being up. Indeed, Ashburton itself owes its existence to the fact that people waiting to cross the Ashburton needed somewhere to rest and wait. Before bridges were constructed there were two ways to traverse a river – by foot, horse or wagon, or on a ferry or punt. The punts that crossed the Waitaki were rather large affairs so I was interested when I discovered these images recently. They come from the Mackie collection . This image, taken about 1935, gives

some idea of how dangerous crossing rivers could be. It is from the Mt Harper area and while there is no specific date it probably was taken while Ian and Daisy Mackie and friends were enjoying a skating excursion. This was an informal ferry, used only in the skating season to take people to the Mt Harper ice skating rink on the north bank. It replaced a rather unstable temporary bridge made from planks. There were four other main crossing places across the Rangitata, two of them served by official ferries. The upper one, using a punt and with an accommodation house, was near Arundel, established in August 1858, although great difficulty was experienced with its operation for some years. A second accommodation house, with a ford, known as the lower ferry, had been established to Rangitata Island, with a punt crossing the south branch, which then carried most of the water. The ford became dangerous, the punt was washed away and destroyed and most traffic began using the upper ferry. In 1864 the owner of the Lower Ferry sought compensation for loss of custom due to people using the upper ferry. The Timaru Herald of 1867 states A typical punt, possibly on the Rangitata at the Arundel Ferry. a conditional license was granted to the Upper Rangitata Accommodation House of Rae and Goodwin. At the same session the judge increased the ferry charges to 1s 6d for foot passengers and 3 shillings for a horse. The following year the first recorded drowning took place near the area. While travelling on this contraption to the skating rink looks fun, especially when the river was covered in ice, I’m not sure whether I would place a great deal of faith in it. We take for granted the bridges, both the great and the tiny, in our area. Next time we cross one we should take time to be thankful that such structures exist so we can move around and out of the district easily and not have to rely on devices such as these.

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LEFT: The somewhat hazardous plank bridge that was at times used to cross parts of the Rangitata River between the car park and the Mount Harper skating rink.

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ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) Communication and pleasant exchanges can prove stimulating. Your mind may be in a whirl, but happily so. Reading and exploring ideas and options can open new doors. A message or piece of information may bring welcome news. Later, the idea of investing in your home or a property may have appeal. A shrewd move may make you money.

TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Financial affairs seem set to blossom. Make an effort now and opportunities may double, bringing you a chance to explore ideas that could turn out to be moneyspinners. It’s a good time to advertise your goods and services or to let people know what you are up to. Discussions with your partner may start off a bit heavy but may be productive.

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) It’s a good day to be out and about mixing and mingling with friends, family or local folk. Big gains can be made when you take time to interact and be thoughtful, possibly when you least expect them. A sense of independence and alertness may guide you to bigger and better things. Hard work and application can pay off.

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CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) This may be the kind of day that you can spend quietly with your own thoughts and be quite happy. It’s fine to go at your own pace, which may be slower than usual. Don’t be goaded by those around you into doing more than is necessary. An idea or plan may encourage you to explore your options for a home-based creative project.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Friendships and group associations are strongly emphasized. Enjoy the connections in your life as they seem especially meaningful. It may be a case of the more the merrier, with your social life likely to be filled with exciting new acquaintances and positive affirmations of your popularity. A discussion may bring great results.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Career matters may come calling, with a long to-do list that encourages action. You’re perfectly ready to take charge of any situation that comes up. The Moon in compatible Taurus later ensures that you’ll work hard to make this day a success and may later engage friends to join in for some fun. Yet a sensitive friend may need consoling.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) You may want to step up your social life and pursue romance. However, business matters or an issue closer to home may need attention too. You’re asked to get your priorities in order. Overall, this can be a positive day with a financial boon somewhere along the way. Yet despite the good news, there may be strings attached.

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) It can be a good time to take care of practicalities, especially if it involves signing documents, discussing contracts or getting to the nitty-gritty on a deal. Though usually private, you may be glad to share a confidential problem with a pal who impresses you with their wisdom. A heart-to-heart may do you a great deal of good.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) Your personal magnetism may impress, which can make it easier to progress with others impressed by your charm. Socially, you’re moving through a very positive phase in which co-operation with others can achieve much. If there’s someone in particular you’d like to collaborate with, it’s a good time to go for it. A date may be in prospect too!

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You’re moving through a very active trend job-wise, perhaps because energetic people in your life are filled with get up and go, and may get you motivated. However, you’re also keen to explore new options, share ideas and do what you can to contribute to goodwill and productivity in the workplace. A meeting tonight could have happy consequences.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) You may feel today has been made for you as there are so many options which could give you so much pleasure. Whether you’re single or in a committed relationship, romance may make this a special time. It’s more than likely that you can meet someone who is on your wavelength. Someone may also pour praise on you.

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PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You may have lots of phone calls, paperwork or associated activity to do with home or family affairs. Don’t let important letters or calls go unanswered as you could miss an opportunity by neglecting them. You can enjoy cultural events such as an art exhibition or a concert. Entertaining at home can also be a great way to have fun.


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TOMORROW WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock St. 11.00am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie, Song for Marion. Regent Cinema, Wills Street. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.00pm. M.S.A. PETANQUE SECTION. Housie, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock St. 1.15pm. TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm. M.S.A. GARDEN SECTION. Monthly meeting with interesting speaker. M.S.A. Lounge, Havelock St. 1.30pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome, Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St 1.30pm. ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Monthly meeting, herbs, mint, yarrow, basil. 1/51 Peter Street. 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton Hall, Harrison Street.

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Zaratone to run in June Stakes By Caryl Williamson Veteran sprinter Zaratone did enough in his first start for Bjorn Baker to suggest he can be a force in Saturday’s June Stakes. The seven-year-old led the field in his usual fashion in the Listed Ortensia Stakes at Scone and held on for fourth, 1ž lengths behind the winner Satin Shoes. Zaratone hasn’t won since the Sebring Stakes in April last year and will be reunited with Kathy O’Hara who rode him to that Group Three win. The Listed June Stakes (1200m) attracted 28 entries with Baker to delay a decision on a start for another new stable acquisition, Liveandletdie, until after he gallops today. “Zaratone has come through his last start well and he is a definite runner with Kathy O’Hara to ride,� Baker said. “I’ll wait until after Liveandletdie works in the morning to decide if he runs. We may wait for another race.� Zaratone will carry 54.5kg in the June Stakes with Rarefied and Neeson joint 60.5kg topweights. Formerly based in New Zealand in partnership with his father Murray, Baker has made major advances in Sydney racing this season, sitting at No.12 on the trainers’ premiership. He will be in Brisbane on Saturday where Celtic Prince runs in the Queensland Derby (2400m). A full brother to Group One placed Said Com, Celtic Prince has won just one of his nine starts but his $32,130 prize money could help him keep the Murray Baker-trained Ambitious Champion

Zaratone after winning at Rosehill Gardens earlier this year. out of the race. Ambitious Champion has won two and finished second at another four of his seven starts but the lesser stakes money in New Zealand counts against him. “Celtic Prince handles all tracks and is a deadset stayer,� Baker said. “In fact I wish the race was 4000 metres. He

would handle that easily.� Baker said City Of Song, a close fourth in Saturday’s Listed Bright Shadow at Eagle Farm, would not back up in the Dane Ripper Stakes and would be saved for the Gai Waterhouse on June 15. - AAP TURF

Cambridge-Te Awamutu fields, form Cambridge-Te Awamutu H.R.C. Venue: Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 04 Jun 2013 NZ Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 11.55am FAIRVIEW MOTORS CAMBRIDGE MOBILE TROT $5000, 2yo+ non winners mob. trot, mobile, 2200m 1 35045 Djokovic (1) fr......................................L Chin 2 09286 Brydon Spur (2) fr.........................T Grayling 3 Te Kouka Breeze (3) fr................ M Nicholas 4 9706x Malambra (4) fr........................ T Macfarlane 5 43943 Door Slammer (5) fr.................... J Robinson 6 Idle Lea (6) fr.................................N Chilcott 7 07033 McConway (7) fr............................ P Butcher 8 784 Sir George Grey (U1) fr................ D Butcher 9 06408 Georgie Boyz fr............................. Scratched 2 12.28pm WORLD DRIVING CHAMPS REIMS FRANCE 9/6 MBL PACE $5000, 2yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 235x8 Kotare Casino (1) fr................... J Abernethy 2 98544 Sir Indianapolis (2) fr................ J I Dickie (J) 3 7129 Bettavic (3) fr................................B Mangos 4 72415 Cougar Bromac fr......................... Scratched 5 5x266 Hitch (4) fr...................................P Ferguson 6 6008x American Classic (5) fr................. P Butcher 7 72140 Aces N Eights (6) fr.......................N Chilcott 8 81006 Hanover Courage (7) fr..................... L Hollis 9 890x8 Mister T (21) fr...............................T Mitchell 10 0310 Thomas McBride (22) fr..................... A Neal 11 00531 Electric Chapel (U1) fr.................. D Butcher 3 1.04pm SKY CITY HAMILTON MOBILE PACE $5000, 2yo+ f&m up to 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 1387 Els Dream (1) fr..................... S Cruickshank 2 72415 Cougar Bromac (2) fr......................S Phelan 3 74577 Sister Courage (3) fr.................. J Abernethy 4 112x0 Macy Delight (4) fr................... S Lawson (J) 5 3x356 Splendid Bet (5) fr..................T Cameron (J) 6 54643 Shardon’s Pearl (6) fr.................... D Butcher 7 47735 Chequeme Rosie (7) fr............. M McKendry 8 75554 Captivating (8) fr.........................P Ferguson 4 1.40pm HOLMES & CO CLAIMING MOBILE PACE $5000,

claimers mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 0900x Maksart fr...................................... Scratched 2 18759 Jonny Wilkinson (1) fr.............. Z Butcher (J) 3 4950x Helicon fr....................................... Scratched 4 04834 Thomas Hamilton (2) fr............ T Macfarlane 5 55822 Kilarney Guy (3) fr........................ D Butcher 6 67458 Mighty Creation (4) fr D Branch (J,...........Cl) 7 84243 Winstone P (5) fr S Abernethy (J,.............Cl) 8 66112 Broadway fr................................... Scratched 9 65705 Painted Black (21) fr.................. J Abernethy 5 2.16pm DUNSTAN FEEDS AMATEUR DRIVERS MBL PACE $5000, 3yo+ up to 3 wins +claimer mob. pace, mbl, 2200m

Nicky Chilcott is down to drive Idle Lea in the first on the card at the Cambridge meeting at Cambridge today.

1 73233 Lambrusco (1) fr.............................. M Northcott 2 90618 Keepsake (2) fr...............................F Phelan 3 64058 Lisa’s Lawyer (3) fr...............J Kriechbaumer 4 99142 Howzat (4) fr.................................. K Judson 5 35377 JD’s Dream (5) fr..............................J Darby 6 78603 Motu Just In Time (6) fr................. S Butcher 7 73344 Lucky John (7) fr...............................T Wenn 8 63084 Harry The Maori (8) fr.....................P Clabby 6 2.52pm TAUPO MOANA PROBUS CLUB HCAP TROT $5000, 3yo+ 1 or more wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 29771 Cascadia (1) fr............................. J W Dickie 2 73554 Two Wishes (2) fr..................... K Chittenden 3 95x3x Banana Smoothie (3) fr................ D Butcher 4 550x0 Great Barrier (U1) fr...................D Alexander 5 4000x Bunnys Gem (U2) fr.................. M McKendry 6 31180 Saffron Castleton (U3) fr.......... Z Butcher (J) 7 98365 Jimmys Girl (1) 10........................ C Webber 8 10083 Ella’s Speed (2) 10.....................P Ferguson 9 74457 Sweetcheeks (U1) 10...................B Mangos 10 53223 Tommiray (1) 30............................ P Butcher 11 59597 Meyer Lansky (2) 30.........................G Robb 7 3.28pm VINCENNES - PARIS FINAL JUNE 15 HANDICAP PACE $5000, 2 to 5 wins +claimer discrhcp pace, stand, 2700m 1 56507 Millview Rachal (1) fr................D Branch (J) 2 86159 Mister Dann (2) fr.......................... D Butcher 3 63502 Underwood Road (3) fr..................... L Hollis 4 54223 Naenae Tabman (4) fr..................A Donnelly 5 66686 Mahogany (5) fr....................... K Chittenden 6 14053 Christian Acropolis 10................... Scratched 7 84943 Kippenberger (1) 10.................. J I Dickie (J) 8 37596 Leroy Brogden 10......................... Scratched 9 42700 Beaming Jay (1) 20.................. T Macfarlane 10 75865 Carlos (1) 30...............................P Ferguson 8 3.58pm “DO US PROUD DAVID BUTCHER� MOBILE PACE $5000, 2yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 434 Vote For Me (1) fr...................... S McCaffrey 2 54034 Guns Blazing (2) fr........................ D Butcher 3 7x28 Ideal Party (3) fr....................... S Lawson (J)

4 Kadar (4) fr......................................S Phelan 5 05036 Dralion (5) fr..................................... P Baker 6 55567 Tartan Tight Jeans fr..................... Scratched 7 77345 Kilkeel Lady (6) fr..................... Z Butcher (J) 8 Got To Be Good (7) fr................... P Butcher 9 6357 Chapel Cruiser (21) fr.................P Ferguson 10 x80x4 Arden’s Ambrose (22) fr............ M McKendry 11 35648 Monets Daughter (23) fr...............B Mangos 12 09404 Tina Brydon (24) fr........................T Grayling 13 4573 Ess Ess fr...................................... Scratched 14 08x Orthez (25) fr....................................G Robb 15 x9346 Galleons Warrior (26) fr............ J I Dickie (J) 9 4.25pm JLT BLOODSTOCK MOBILE PACE $5000, 2yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 36625 Guilty Verdict (1) fr.........................T Mitchell 2 5x746 Randalstown (2) fr................... Z Butcher (J) 3 1275P Vapour (3) fr..................................B Mangos 4 02940 Lively Eastburn (4) fr.......................S Phelan 5 44223 Bettor Cullen (5) fr......................P Ferguson 6 69122 Hot Mach (6) fr.............................. D Butcher 7 356x0 Ergo (7) fr.......................................... L Hollis 8 79404 Old Man Geez (8) fr...................... C Webber 9 93949 Styx It To Em (21) fr.................. M McKendry 10 35051 Bronze Ecstasy (22) fr.............. J I Dickie (J) 11 88387 Jack Bates (23) fr...........................N Chilcott SELECTIONS Race 1: Sir George Grey, McConway, Te Kouka Breeze Race 2: Thomas McBride, Electric Chapel, Bettavic Race 3: Els Dream, Macy Delight, Cougar Bromac, Shardon’s Pearl Race 4: Kilarney Guy, Thomas Hamilton, Winstone P Race 5: Keepsake, Lucky John, Lambrusco, JD’s Dream Race 6: Saffron Castleton, Tommiray, Banana Smoothie, Cascadia Race 7: Naenae Tabman, Carlos, Kippenberger, Underwood Road Race 8: Vote For Me, Chapel Cruiser, Got To Be Good Race 9: Hot Mach, Bronze Ecstasy, Bettor Cullen, Randalstown LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {C.cl} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

Christchurch greyhound fields, form Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 04 Jun 2013 NZ Meeting number : 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.15pm (NZT) SUPER PETS DASH C1, 295m 1 65626 All Against Me 17.47..........................P Scott 2 24272 Kenny’s Comet 17.56 M &................... Smith 3 66727 Syrip’s Girl 17.78.......................R Blackburn 4 41187 Camray 17.67................................... M Flipp 5 47164 Mr. Blobby 17.58.........................D T Barnes 6 38x45 Jet Even 17.77..............................A Williams 7 87263 Fulla Pride 17.40 M &........................Jopson 8 44475 Another Pizza 17.79..................J McInerney 9 35867 El Maestro 17.53 H &..........................Taylor 10 x8657 Al’s Best Mate 17.56.................A Botherway 2 12.35pm ACTIVE ELECTRICAL CHCH SPRINT C0, 295m 1 2 Damarjo nwtd H &...............................Taylor 2 74434 Mulberry Macro nwtd....................K Cassidy 3 Slingo nwtd................................M Robinson 4 653 Pep’s Pot nwtd.................................S Fagan 5 23337 Teevee Gidget nwtd.......................... M Flipp 6 64322 Know Pity nwtd.............................. G Cleeve 7 878 Nopee nwtd................................J McInerney 8 Fleur Du Liys nwtd.....................R Blackburn 9 73667 Okuku Muppet nwtd C &..................... Fagan 10 64775 Chase The Stars nwtd M &.................. Smith 3 12.51pm YELLA MUSTARD AT STUD DASH C0, 295m 1 73453 Mamalulu nwtd C &............................ Fagan 2 6 Opawa Jean nwtd L &........................ Wales 3 32748 Mustang Magz nwtd.......................... M Flipp 4 33225 Son of Grace nwtd.....................R Blackburn 5 Conaloo nwtd.............................M Robinson 6 Car Bootle nwtd.........................M Robinson 7 x4744 Go Patch nwtd............................... G Cleeve 8 Sum Are Fun nwtd............................ M Flipp 9 73667 Okuku Muppet nwtd C &..................... Fagan 10 882 Gracy Racer nwtd............................S Fagan 4 1.11pm GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND C0, 520m

1 75635 Casino Black nwtd......................H Anderton 2 Opawa Leanne nwtd L &.................... Wales 3 43447 Choose To Love nwtd M &.................Jopson 4 43674 Wagon Wheel nwtd M &....................Jopson 5 75686 Opawa Jake nwtd L &......................... Wales 6 Opawa Stretch nwtd J &..................D Fahey 7 5 Opawa Anne nwtd L &........................ Wales 8 Cognac Diamond nwtd J &..............D Fahey 9 8 Opawa Hally nwtd L &........................ Wales 10 38487 Rose Bow nwtd L &............................ Wales 5 1.27pm (NZT) HAMPDEN TAVERN DASH C1, 295m 1 52737 Twister Al 17.43........................... J McMillan 2 18484 Mum’s Prodigy 17.58.........................P Scott 3 32782 Belfast Suzy 17.69 H &........................Taylor 4 76545 White Legs 17.76.......................J McInerney 5 x6x64 Homebush Daphne nwtd...........A Bradshaw 6 62187 Jet To Mars 17.92 M &......................... Smith 7 36576 Ohoka Hart 17.71......................... L Waretini 8 42433 Wellywood 17.82 W &........................ Nissen 9 26775 Mighty Monica 17.76......................J Holdem 10 x8487 Galba John nwtd........................J McInerney 6 1.47pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ STAKES C1, 520m 1 48138 Pseudonym 31.11......................R Blackburn 2 15354 Hear Hare Here nwtd P &...................Doody 3 37427 Mulberry Brook nwtd.....................K Cassidy 4 41856 Que Tee Pix 30.96 M &......................Jopson 5 3x186 Miss Isabella 31.08........................... M Flipp 6 42332 Opawa Bro 30.48 L &......................... Wales 7 8248x Line Honours 31.24....................... G Cleeve 8 76655 Big Token 31.03.........................J McInerney 9 48875 Draco Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 10 76686 Ohoka Sandy 31.24...................... L Waretini 7 2.03pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C1, 295m 1 73665 Botany Pete nwtd.......................J McInerney 2 77x21 True Classic 17.40 W &..................... Nissen 3 47731 Word For Word 17.79.................R Blackburn 4 43343 Know Lies 17.62............................ G Cleeve 5 45662 Homebush Limbo 17.78.............J McInerney

6 18258 Taieri Plains 17.69 C &....................... Fagan 7 73887 Tekoa 17.64 M &................................Jopson 8 65675 Ziggy War Paint 17.64............... R Cockburn 9 x8657 Al’s Best Mate 17.56.................A Botherway 10 37688 Billy Brand 17.89............................... B Dann 8 2.23pm CLARKSON SIGN STUDIO STAKES C1, 520m 1 76487 Bank Roller 30.67............................. M Flipp 2 x423F Chevy Chevelle nwtd H &....................Taylor 3 26687 Barnaby Bale 30.84 C &...............D Roberts 4 47555 Know Future 30.74........................ G Cleeve 5 33374 Jinja Jam 30.85.................................S Whall 6 78775 Mulberry Hunter 31.07.................. K Cassidy 7 67313 Opawa Summer 30.88 L &................. Wales 8 33644 Our Hope nwtd..............................S Hindson 9 48875 Draco Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 10 78668 Wyndham 31.18 M &.........................Jopson 9 2.39pm AMBER CLEANING SERVICES DASH C1, 295m 1 16768 Be Prepared 17.35............................ B Dann 2 42212 Opawa Token 17.87 L &...................... Wales 3 35523 Yapster Jewel 17.55 M &..................... Smith 4 62765 Another Street nwtd...................J McInerney 5 71776 Red Eye Max nwtd..................... R Cockburn 6 23F54 Avec Lamour 17.69....................A Bradshaw 7 24864 Are Tee May 17.73............................ M Flipp 8 83487 Homebush Ace 17.48......................... I Kaye 9 26775 Mighty Monica 17.76......................J Holdem 10 18677 Cawbourne Glow 17.41 W &............. Nissen 10 2.59pm FLAIR STAKES C1, 520m 1 54252 Gypsy Hunter 30.85 W &................... Nissen 2 12282 Gogo Rioli 30.51 J &........................D Fahey 3 38875 Seraphine Jewel 30.95 M &................. Smith 4 35776 Opawa Sir 30.94 S &.......................B Evans 5 5x778 Know Taste 30.85.......................... G Cleeve 6 78887 Botany Comet 30.68..................J McInerney 7 56563 Nitro Express 30.81...................... L Waretini 8 65347 Opawa Andrea 30.53 L &................... Wales 9 48875 Draco Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 10 45678 Gee Cee Bee 31.05....................H Anderton

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1 42725 Wandy Gaylene nwtd..................... G Cleeve 2 42347 Don’t Call Me 17.54.......................... B Dann 3 17 Opawa Sister 17.69 L &...................... Wales 4 65265 Supreme Shelleen nwtd.............J McInerney 5 82248 Homebush Cruz 17.51........................ I Kaye 6 55483 Cawbourne Clock 17.82 W &............. Nissen 7 533x8 Saddleback Patch 17.64...............A Williams 8 63812 Bee Ostee 17.65...............................B Shaw 9 77657 Jimmy Cee 17.60.............................. M Flipp 10 28885 Homebush Esme nwtd...............J McInerney 12 3.35pm SPEIGHT’S DASH C1, 295m 1 46513 Gotta Go Ace 17.49...................R Blackburn 2 84154 Botany Seaton nwtd...................J McInerney 3 17456 Flirtation Walk nwtd M &....................Jopson 4 74377 Rite Round Range nwtd............A Bradshaw 5 12562 Tepirita Charger 17.47......................B Shaw 6 24162 Hooray For Hazel 17.63 M &............... Smith 7 21386 Homebush Awesome 18.04.......J McInerney 8 16654 Know Skill 17.67............................ G Cleeve 9 77657 Jimmy Cee 17.60.............................. M Flipp 10 35867 El Maestro 17.53 H &..........................Taylor SELECTIONS Race 1: Starburst Benny, Another Another, Homebush Sting Race 2: Pukeko Thunder, Cawbourne Polly, Homebush Churro Race 3: Rob’s Mate, Noggin, Moon And Sea, Opawa Patch Race 4: Ronrose Hill, Cawbourne Hurdo, Fly Canary Fly, Harper Mehl Race 5: Cawbourne Reeah, Jack’s A Jewel, Claremont Pizzaz Race 6: Noisy Leo, Liquorice Whip, Botany Jessie, No Lane Race 7: Homebush Helen, Blickling Bridge, Elki, Homebush Mayhem Race 8: Jinja Pop, Cawbourne Kesha, Red Typhoon, Another Star Race 9: Finn McMissile, Russell Hart, No Undies Sundy, Admire Race 10: Bella Dior, Oscar Tuivasa, Hot Mango, Cawbourne Moff Race 11: Cawbourne Queen (c4), Wandy Jewel, Marmalade Skies Race 12: Dillmanstown (c5), Opawa Legs, Sosan, Lynny Southcombe(c5), Another Jewel LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Otago greyhound fields and form Otago Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Forbury Park Raceway Meeting Date: 04 Jun 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.05pm OTAGO FIRST4 MAIDEN SPRINT C0, 310m 1 68867 Botany Craig nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 73864 Homebush Sting nwtd................J McInerney 3 Beadman nwtd...................................J Dunn 4 Starburst Benny nwtd...................... M Grant 5 T48T Genia Haka nwtd..............J McInerney 6 23583 Another Another nwtd................J McInerney 7 8336 Witch Wood Rose nwtd J &....................May 8 66866 Homebush Julian nwtd..............J McInerney 9 875F8 Zahra nwtd......................................J Guthrie 10 Save Anne Boleyn nwtd J &...................May 2 12.22pm PRYDE ENGINEERING SPRINT C0, 310m 1 34454 Groovy Leo nwtd........................J McInerney 2 Pukeko Thunder nwtd.....................B Healey 3 75352 Cawbourne Polly nwtd..................... M Grant 4 433Px Homebush Churro nwtd.............J McInerney 5 42445 Uno Nosey nwtd J &...............................May 6 52736 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 7 65755 Charlie’s Pal nwtd......................J McInerney 8 75723 Another Stone nwtd...................J McInerney 9 47587 Massage Only nwtd.....................D Kingston 10 Drip Dry Ocean nwtd J &........................May 3 12.42pm BRIAN BAGLEY LICENSING STAKES C1, 545m 1 42444 Noggin 33.03..................................... J Allen 2 76548 Autumn Spirit 33.63........................... J Allen 3 24621 Rob’s Mate 32.82 M &.......................... J Hill 4 12264 Botany Kevin nwtd.....................J McInerney 5 76822 Thirsty Kelvin nwtd.....................J McInerney 6 42251 Moon And Sea 34.08......................... J Allen 7 68861 Opawa Patch nwtd.....................J McInerney 8 86854 Cawbourne Ranga nwtd.................. M Grant

9 56467 Secret Sarah nwtd L &........................ Wales 10 56576 Wandy On In 33.54......................D Kingston 4 12.58pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS SPRINT C1, 310m 1 54882 Iona Brightspark nwtd M G &......... SR Hurd 2 85875 Homebush Nos nwtd.................J McInerney 3 121 Cawbourne Hurdo nwtd................... M Grant 4 45652 Zed Kay Man nwtd.......................D Kingston 5 57723 Harper Mehl nwtd S &.....................B Evans 6 58774 Mighty Fortune nwtd P &...............B Conner 7 85523 Fly Canary Fly nwtd...................J McInerney 8 61 Ronrose Hill 18.65 M &......................... J Hill 9 35347 Opawa Rufus 19.04 S &..................B Evans 10 64656 Bake Bean Betty nwtd....................... J Allen 5 1.18pm ST KILDA VET CENTRE SPRINT C2, 310m 1 56765 Cawbourne Reeah 18.47...........J McInerney 2 32126 Claremont Pizzaz nwtd A &................Seque 3 17511 Jack’s A Jewel nwtd C &...............D Roberts 4 68764 Lindop nwtd...............................J McInerney 5 74886 Homebush Coco 19.25..............J McInerney 6 56641 Waimak Dave nwtd....................J McInerney 7 68x76 Cosmic Bolero nwtd P &................B Conner 8 25714 New Ingilltab 18.94 P &.................B Conner 9 45828 Vitalize 18.72 J &....................................May 10 12438 Cawbourne Chief 18.41................... M Grant 6 1.34pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ C1, 310m 1 48332 Liquorice Whip nwtd..................J McInerney 2 8713 Botany Jessie nwtd....................J McInerney 3 27818 Upsala Jewel nwtd S &....................B Evans 4 37563 Uno Flash nwtd L &............................ Wales 5 75342 No Lane nwtd............................... M Roberts 6 48664 Black Tank 19.33 L G &............... SJA Stone 7 55242 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 8 43843 Foggy Storm 19.01 J &...........................May 9 48376 Laudable nwtd A &..............................Seque

10 77575 Johnny’s Blue 18.69 P &................B Conner 7 1.54pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS C4, 310m 1 48523 Homebush Helen 18.58.............J McInerney 2 15272 Anytime Will Do 19.03...............J McInerney 3 18725 Miss Sweet 18.81 P &...................B Conner 4 77765 Wot Price Curly nwtd.................J McInerney 5 27676 Homebush Mayhem 19.12.........J McInerney 6 17661 Fulla Torque nwtd C &..................D Roberts 7 85863 Elki nwtd...................................... M Roberts 8 41276 Blickling Bridge 18.62 J &.......................May 9 72654 Wandy Pam nwtd.........................D Kingston 10 66857 Dyna Frier 18.62 C &....................D Roberts 8 2.10pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C1/2, 545m 1 44188 Quiet Snort (c1) 34.26....................... J Allen 2 45252 Red Typhoon nwtd........................... M Grant 3 56212 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd.............J McInerney 4 23576 Thrilling Jonah 32.75....................... M Grant 5 25288 Calm Spirit 33.00............................... J Allen 6 33412 Jinja Pop 32.68 J &..........................D Fahey 7 74242 Another Star 33.14.....................J McInerney 8 22137 Starburst Blanch nwtd...................... M Grant 9 17356 Pukeko Express (c1) 34.14............... B Eade 10 77775 Shadow Wolf (c1) 33.17..................J Guthrie 9 2.30pm GREEN ISLAND BARBER STAKES C4/5, 545m 1 41211 Finn McMissile 32.35.......................L Philips 2 62332 Adulterous (c4) nwtd C &..............D Roberts 3 35376 Wild Grove 33.09 C &...................D Roberts 4 53241 Admire nwtd A &.................................Seque 5 42221 Russell Hart nwtd......................J McInerney 6 41436 No Undies Sundy 32.88.............J McInerney 7 76785 Another Dollar (c4) 32.87..........J McInerney 8 31716 Cawbourne Philip(c4) 33.02......J McInerney 9 72654 Wandy Pam (c4) nwtd..................D Kingston 10 42577 Cawbourne Kim (c4) nwtd.........J McInerney 10 2.46pm GREEN ISLAND SUPER LIQUOR C5, 310m

1 44634 Nova’s Fortune nwtd..................J McInerney 2 43224 Oscar Tuivasa nwtd..........................L Philips 3 53537 Jumpin’ Julia nwtd......................J McInerney 4 37863 Homebush Sarge 19.10.............J McInerney 5 76714 Hot Mango 18.21 A &.........................Seque 6 35457 Cawbourne Moff (c4) 18.37.......J McInerney 7 44825 Princely Dollar nwtd...................J McInerney 8 34242 Bella Dior nwtd...........................J McInerney 9 73243 Roqette nwtd C &.........................D Roberts 10 26415 Tricky Harry 18.43 J &............................May 11 3.06pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP SPRINT C3, 310m 1 31587 Black Trigger 19.04 P &.................B Conner 2 31122 Wandy Jewel 18.43......................D Kingston 3 77851 Another Colt nwtd......................J McInerney 4 74225 Ringa Ding nwtd........................J McInerney 5 12611 Cawbourne Queen (c4) nwtd C &.D Roberts 6 88247 Botany Prancer nwtd.................J McInerney 7 68783 Thrilling Clover nwtd P &...............B Conner 8 45372 Marmalade Skies 18.92.....................J Dunn 9 43743 Elusive Deejay 18.50 A &...................Seque 10 41784 Smash Dora 18.69........................... M Grant 12 3.22pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 18 JUNE SPRINT C4, 310m 1 23331 Dillmanstown (c5) 18.92....................J Dunn 2 56373 Another Jewel nwtd...................J McInerney 3 12761 Lynny Southcombe(c5) nwtd.....J McInerney 4 16776 Homebush Edith 18.37..............J McInerney 5 71725 New York Affair nwtd J &.........................May 6 661F7 Opawa Legs 18.46 L &....................... Wales 7 72876 Benny’s Angel nwtd...................J McInerney 8 51325 Sosan 18.45 C &..........................D Roberts 9 62866 Dyna Groll nwtd C &.....................D Roberts 10 55877 Heza Sensation 18.70 P &............B Conner LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


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By Patrick McKendry No amount of training camps could have prepared All Blacks coach Steve Hansen for his start to the impending three-test series against France. Apart from the logistics required in getting a 32-player squad up to speed for a test on Saturday at Eden Park, a replay of the dramatic 2011 World Cup final, Hansen could be without playmaker Dan Carter and any number of props. There is also the matter of halfback Piri Weepu’s concussion to attend to. Carter has a cracked bone in his right hand, and only time will tell whether he will be able to play against the French. Hansen said the swelling around the injury was the main problem and the final decision might not be made until Thursday morning. There is also a major question mark over loosehead prop Tony Woodcock, whose hamstring strain, which kept him out of the recent Highlanders’ victory over the Blues, has been exacerbated by a painful abscess on his nose.

Daniel Carter Tighthead Owen Franks hasn’t played for the past fortnight due to a hamstring strain, with Crusaders team-mate Wyatt Crockett also suffering a similar, but milder, complaint. Tighthead Ben Afeaki has been laid low by a calf problem for some time, which leaves Ben Franks – who can play both sides of the

scrum – as Hansen’s only fully fit prop. Crusaders loosehead Joe Moody has been called in to provide scrummaging cover during training. Although Hansen was optimistic his prop issues will be resolved, there is no doubt his pack’s preparation will be compromised this week. Carter suffered his injury during the Crusaders’ narrow and fortuitous victory over the Waratahs in Christchurch. It was lucky for his team that he remained an active participant – his penalty from 49m with seven minutes remaining put the Crusaders in front for the first time in a win which has kept them in the play-off hunt. “The biggest problem with Dan’s hand is the swelling,” Hansen said. “The biggest problem with swelling is you can’t grip the ball. If that goes down well enough then he may well be all right to play. But until we let the swelling go we won’t know that.” If Carter, the 31-year-old 94-test veteran described by Hansen last year as a “red-flag” athlete due ACROSS to his increasing susceptibility to injury, is ruled out, the All Blacks Syllabus (9) are fortunate to have 1. two in-form

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all after five ends but came home strong in a tight final for a fourth title for Lawson and second for Preddy. Ashburton had a strong representation in the pairs with the combinations of Mathew Bassett and Ken Mackenzie, and Murray Bassett and Caitlyn Bassett being beaten semi-finalists. Bassett and Mackenzie fell 5-9 to Lawson while the Bassett and Bassett combo went down 2-8 to Wilson. Canterbury’s Ashley Diamond

Centre Conrad Smith summarised the feeling in the camp when saying: “Dan’s had a few niggles in the past few years and we’ve dealt with it a few times. “He’s obviously a world class player with a lot of experience but there’s a couple of 10s there who aren’t doing a bad job at the moment so I think we’ll probably deal with it better than we have in the past.” Carter missed the World Cup final with a groin injury, with Colin Slade, Cruden, and Stephen Donald playing a part in what was an excruciating 8-7 victory. Cruden’s development over the past two seasons, plus Barrett’s improvement, mean the All Blacks are far better placed to cover for his absence. Hansen said Weepu’s concussion had yet to be tested fully despite the halfback declaring himself fit after being knocked out during the Blues’ loss to the Highlanders. Hansen said Weepu’s suggestion he was good to go had to be “taken with a grainDOWN of salt” because it “looked a pretty horrific injury”. 2. Regret (3) - APNZ

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Five world titles for Carrington By David Leggat Lisa Carrington returns home this week armed with the knowledge that she’s at the top of her game after a stellar campaign in Europe. The world and Olympic champion won five World Cup titles out of six races, culminating in the K1 500 and 200m double at Poznan, Poland, at the weekend. It repeated her achievement from the Czech Republic a fortnight ago, and was started with victory in the K1 200m at Hungary three weeks ago. The world championships loom in Duisberg, Germany, from late August. That’s now the 23-year-old’s focus, after a spot of down time once she gets back to the Bay of Plenty. “I’ll probably have three days off,” she laughed. “The last four weeks have been pretty tough, so I’ll ease back into training. There’ll be things to recover after doing three regattas in four weeks and obviously I’ve got things to work on.” Not much, you might think, after another display of dominance, which

also gave her the information she’d been seeking – that longer term a crack at the Olympic double in Rio in 2016 is within her capabilities. Hoping to do it, and knowing it can be achieved are two vastly different things. That’s a satisfying aspect of this European campaign for Carrington and coach Gordon Walker. Carrington held off two Poles in the 200m final, Marta Walczykiewicz, second in 43.381, and Karolina Naja, third in 43.517. Naja had beaten Carrington in their heat the previous day, which was raced shortly after the New Zealander had her 500m final. As for the worlds, Carrington will arrive the racer to beat in her disciplines. “Obviously my times have been good and I’ve raced against a great bunch of athletes over the last three regattas so that does give me confidence that I do have the goods,” she said. “It’s going to be tough every race because the competition is so strong.” There was more delight for the New Zealand squad late in the regatta

Maroons ‘not over the hill’ By Wayne Heming

when North Shore’s Teneale Hatton won the marathon K1 5000m final. It followed second and fourth placings in the same event at the last two cups. Hatton won in 22min 01.362s, from Canada’s Emilie Fourcel, 1.4s back with South African Bridgitte Hartley third. In the men’s race, Daryl Fitzgerald was eighth and Ben Fouhy 12th, behind Australian Ken Wallace. After a break at home, the New Zealand squad will head to the Gold Coast for a training block in warmer climes before heading back to Europe. K2 pair Hatton and Rachel Dodwell finished sixth in the 200m A final and a disappointing ninth in the 500m decider. K1 1000m specialist Fouhy was third in the B final in 3:37.034, behind winner Jost Zakrajsek of Slovenia, who clocked 3:35.938. The young K4 1000m quartet of Daryl and Jarrod Fitzgerald, Jasper Bats and Zac Quickenden finished seventh in their A final in 3:10.080, having been fourth at the halfway mark. France won in 3:04.984. - APNZ

Lisa Carrington will return to New Zealand this week after a stellar campaign in Europe.

SCOREBOARD Results Golf Ashburton Golf Club ISTAS Teams Stableford June 1 1st: Stewart Bennett, Robyn Bennett, Paul Greer and Alison Grant with 159pts 2nd: Paddy Bradford, Sharon Bradford, Wendy Parr and Richard Leith with 158pts. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Tony Gimblett, Braided Rivers: Richard Leith, Rothburys Insurance: Rodney O’Neill, Netherby Meats: Paul Greer, Blue Pub (Longest Putt): Cameron Grant, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Rodney O’Neill. Twos: Paul MacFie, Tony Gimblett and Richard Leith. Birdie Jackpot: #15 Nett Eagles: # 16

Tinwald Golf Club June 1 Eagles Golfing Society stableford Senior: Bryan McFarlane 40, Nigel Heney 38 b/l. Intermediate: Trevor Emery39, Kevin Bishop 37, Steve Anderson 37, Rod Harris 36 b/l. Junior: Bryan Shanks 38 c/b, Lindsay Jackson 38, Eddie Tulip 34, Wayne Ross 33. Women: Jacqui Beardsley 29 c/b Leen Bell, Joyce VanderHeide. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Josh Smith . Gluyas Ford # 6; Justin Smith. Stirling Sports # 12; Nigel Heney. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Ray Kirdy. Two’s: John Smitheram, Justin Smith, Nigel Heney. Net Eagle; # 1 not struck

Methven Golf Club May 29 L.G.U. Putting Silver Jenny Senior 84-14-70 29  c/b Angela

Mowbray 89-19-70 32 Katrina Glass 92-18-74 31. Bronze A Gail Limbrick 100-27-73 35 Erna Smith 102-25-77 31 Tania Wilson 97-20-77 31 Heather Santy 102-24-78 31. Bronze B Cindy MacKenzie 109-42-67 39 Margaret Kelk 103-30-73 32 Shirley Lucas 107-32-75-35 Dennise Hood 108-37-76 39 Raiona Isherwood 108-32-76-37. Arabica Best Nett Cindy MacKenzie 67 Nearest Pins Silver No 4 Methven Resort Gayle O’Duffy Bronze A No 6 Gail Limbrick Bronze B 2nd Shot No 17 Methven Pharmacy Cindy MacKenzie Open No 13 Methven SuperValue Jenny Senior Sat No 6 Methven Foursquare D/C Robyn Maw. Best Putting J.Senior 29 Gayle O’Duffy 29. Twos and Nett Eagles J Senior L.Worsfold x2 S Lucas G O’Duffy G Limbrick C.MacKenzie. Mount Hutt Lodge Best Nett May Cindy MacKenzie 67 9 hole May 31  4th Putting and 4th Mary Fahey Joan Wright 64-26-28 21 Putts, Adrienne Goodwin 67-28-39 20 Putts, Alistair Goodwin 60-20-40 18 Putts, Karen Currie 15 Putts, bnz 2nd shot Annette Maw June 1 Senior Grant Hargreaves 77-8-69, Intermediate Dale Fisher 84-16-68, Junior A Gavin Santy 91-2170, Junior B Micky Marr 104-29-75. Other Good scores, 69Phil Elliott Bernard Walsh 70 Alister Maxwell Chris Collins Doug Hamilton 71 mike Gray Dave Callagahan Allan Lock 72 Mark Gazzard Dave Puckett. Twos, Grant Hargreaves (2) Alister Maxwell Chris Collins Graham Gunn Barry Wackwitz Peter Harper Allan smith Gary Kermode Nearest the Pins #4 Arabica Bernard Walsh #6 Terrace Downs Dayle Lucas #13 Ski Time Eric (Hickey) Meaclem # 17 Hunters Wines Grant Hargreaves The Blue & Brown Pubs 2nd shot # 14 Mark Lock Top Notch 4 Square Supermarket best nett Dale Fisher 68 Aqua Japanese Restaurant 2nd nett Grant Hargreaves 69 by lot Golf Club Best gross Alister Maxwell 76 Next Saturday,4th Callagahan Harry Maw Final 8am No1 tee G Kelk,I Lucas v

E Meaclem, L Linton. Middleton Trophy 8-10 am No1 tee, S Wilson, P Elliott v B Dickson M Harris Duff Trophy 8-20am No1 Tee J ODuffy A Maxwell v C J Middleton P Plimmer

Mayfield Golf Club May 29 Mid-Week Stableford John Low. 45 Stableford Points., Jacob Peterson 39 , Wayne Vessey 38 , Ian Beach 38, Gordon Duthie 36 , Don Ingold 35 , Jack Allan 35 , Nearest the Pin No 5 and 14   Arnold Rushton   Jacob Peterson. an Eagle No,12

Squash Celtic Squash Club Results from last week’s round of the Celtic Squash Club’s winter league competition: Jane Lowe lost to Brendan Clark 1-3, Robbie Kok beat Chrissie Stratford 3-1,Pete Blacklow beat Gary Stratford 3-0, John McDonnell beat Billy Nolan 3-2. Jock O’Connor beat James McCloy 3-2, Petr Holub beat Craig Campbell 3-0, Marie Kennedy lost to Ron Carlson 0-3. Mick Hooper lost to Paul Cousins 1-3, Mark O’Grady lost to Jon Bond 1-3, Chris Thompson beat Marie Kennedy 3-1, Steve Devereux beat Nathan Forbes 3-2. Rachel Prendergast beat Chauntel Kentish 3-1, Ed Harrison beat Lawrence McCormick 3-2, Phil Andrew lost to Carl Hough 0-3, Sandy Richardson beat Mick Hooper 3-0.  

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Billy Moore, the player who made the “Queenslander” catchphrase famous, says Mal Meninga’s players will be driven by a fear of losing the series rather than continuing the state’s amazing State of Origin streak. Moore said recent taunts by former NSW winger Adam MacDougall that Queensland’s record-breaking side were “old, fat and happy on Origin success” would be noted by the players. He conceded the Maroons could indeed be pleased with their success but believed not wanting to be part of the side that lost would keep them motivated. “I played in six Origin series and won one,” said Moore, who used the term Queenslander as a call to arms in the 1995 series taken out by the Maroons 3-0 despite their underdog status.

Mal Meninga “There are blokes in this Queensland side who’ve never been beaten in a series.” Moore said MacDougall’s comments were based on hope rather

than evidence. “This side won’t lack hunger or be satisfied with the success they’ve had under Meninga.” he said. “They’ll want (to win) more than seven, they’ll want 10 straight. “(But) ... what will drive them is not winning, because nobody will remember who was in the team that won the eighth or ninth series straight. “People though will remember the players who were part of the team which lost the first series and ended the streak, whenever that happens. “It’s those ghosts that will drive them. “These players won’t want the great streak to end on their watch.” The same Dad’s Army criticism was levelled at prop Petero Civoniceva after Queensland dropped the opening game of the 2006 series. “He only retired last year, so

Petero stayed too old for a very long time,” said Moore. MacDougall’s dig would have been music to Meninga’s ears after a less than smooth build up. “Dad’s Army ... please, what are we, average 30 or 28 years?,” he said. “It’s a young man’s sport but that’s not that old, is it? “The elite players like Petero and Steve Price played till they were 36. “We’ve got a few more years left in those old legs yet.” Meninga again declined to reveal his starting line-up for Wednesday night saying a decision on injured winger Darius Boyd (bruised ankle) would be made just before the game kicked off. But Boyd has ticked all the boxes and seems certain to play his 15th Origin match against NSW rookie and Blues’ excitement machine Blake Ferguson.  - AAP

Team NZ face lonely cup regatta By Dana Johannsen Plans for a significantly watereddown Louis Vuitton sailing challenger series are expected to be unveiled in San Francisco today as it becomes increasingly apparent Artemis will not be ready to take the startline when the regatta opens in a month. The competing teams will meet today to finalise the race format for the challenger series, which will decide the team that will go on to face defenders Oracle in the America’s Cup final in September. As part of a string of sweeping safety recommendations for the event after last month’s fatal training accident involving the Swedish team, the review committee had already proposed that the number of Louis Vuitton Cup rounds be reduced from seven to five to allow more time in between racing for boat maintenance. Now it appears much of that round-robin series will involve just two teams – Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa – as Artemis battle to recover from the May 9 training accident that wrote off their boat and, more significantly, claimed the life of strategist Andrew Simpson. As the countdown to the regatta closes in on the one-month mark, Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton said he did not see how

June 8 Presidents Trophy Round 1. Matchplay Draw off #1 Tee: 11.48 P Bradford vs G Sparrow; N Sutton vs R Carlson. 11.54 I Rive vs C Thornhill; PK Ngutu vs B Ferriman. 12.00 J Green vs R Chatterton; K Clucas vs R Grant. 12.06 T Kingsford vs H Niles; D Fisher vs T Kearney. those not in the match play a stableford round will be played. Starting Time: Morning 8.30am A f t e r n o o n Report at 11.20am for a 11.48am start

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The round-robin Louis Vuitton sailing challenger series will involve just two teams – Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa. Artemis could get their boat ready, and learn to sail it in the time they have left. “It’s the elephant in the room and nobody is saying it, but I’ll say it – there’s no bloody way they’re going to be ready,” said Dalton. “I expect they will turn up to race at some point later in July or August, but the reality is Artemis will not be there on July 7.” Ordinarily, not being able to compete in the round-robin would

Ashley vs. Saracens, Loburn Lwr, 2.45pm, J Lamers (Ellesmere) Lincoln vs. Oxford, Lincoln 1, 2.45pm, G Shaw (M.C.) Southbridge vs. Darryl Phillips Celtic, Southbridge 1, 2.45pm, G Cate (N.C.) REL Rakaia vs. Waihora, Rakaia 1, 2.45pm, J Fletcher (N.C.), K Pottinger, J Greenslade TROPHY PLAYOFF Darfield vs.PWL Methven, Darfield 1, 2.45pm,Tai Tapu, 2:45pm, Burnham vs. Glenmark, Burnham, 2:45pm, PLATE PLAYOFF Kaiapoi vs. Dunsandel/Irwell, Kaiapoi Oval, 2:45pm, Claas Harvest Centre Southern vs. Devon Tavern Hampstead, Mayfield 1, 2:45pm, K Opele, T Pearce, M Bell PLAQUE PLAYOFF Ohoka vs. Prebbleton, Mandeville 1, 2:45pm, West Melton- bye SENIOR B – CENTENNIAL MUG Celtic Kellys Cafe & Bar vs. BYE Allenton Senior B vs. Hampstead Coulter Seeds, Allenton 1, 2.30pm, A McGirr Collegiate Eclipse Services vs. Mt Somers Senior B, Collegiate 1, 2.30pm, M Gallagher Rakaia Murray Hood Baling vs. Southern Tinwald Tavern, Rakaia 1, 1pm, K Pottinger Tinwald Liquorland vs. Methven Senior B, Tinwald 1, 2.30pm, G Clement COLTS – (Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Competition) West Melton v Kirwee Rolleston v Southern Ross Bros Transport, Rolleston 1,1pm, Springston v Prebbleton Banks Peninsula v Waihora UNDER 18 (Combined North Canterbury, Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competition)

see them eliminated from the regatta, but with just three challengers, Artemis could come in as late as the repechage stage in August. That would create the farcical situation where Team NZ and Luna Rossa race day after day through the round-robin, with the team that amasses the most points going straight through to the Louis Vuitton final, while the loser would sail off against

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Artemis in the “semifinals”. “If there were lots of teams they wouldn’t be coming at all because they wouldn’t make it past round one, but this is not that Cup,” said Dalton. The prospect of Team New Zealand squaring off against the Italian team through the roundrobin could make for very tedious and predictable results. The two teams are “friendly rivals”, having collaborated for much of the campaign. The Kiwi team sold the design of their first boat to Luna Rossa, with the idea being that they would both go away and build a second boat independently following the initial testing period in Auckland. But Luna Rossa ran out of time and money to build a second boat, meaning Dean Barker and his crew will effectively be racing their refined model against their first-generation boat. The two teams held numerous practice races against each other out on the Hauraki Gulf over summer and while the outcome of those races is not known, onlookers have reported a notable speed differential between the two boats. Dalton was at pains to point out Luna Rossa have since made a couple of modifications to their boat and could not be taken for granted, but later admitted “race days will basically become training days”. - APNZ

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Warriors put Brisbane to the sword By Michael Brown The Warriors have consistently said this season few teams would be able to live with them if they got things right. It seemed an audacious comment given their parlous state on the NRL ladder but last night they married their actions and their words. The French rugby team arrived in New Zealand last week and comparisons can be drawn between the two sides – when they are good they are very, very good but when they are bad, well... Last night they were excellent. Admittedly it was a poor Brisbane side shorn of four players because of State of Origin commitments and a couple more through injury but almost everything clicked for the Warriors. They offloaded, ran strongly, supported each other, chipped and regathered and ran good lines. It was a bit like the 2002 side which rampaged their way to the club’s first grand final. Incredibly, it was the Warriors’ first win away from home in 10 matches and the first time they had won consecutive games since last July and they will head into next weekend’s match against Manly at Mt Smart Stadium full of confidence. It’s too early to know if this is the real Warriors but it sure is a vast improvement on the one mostly

seen over the past 12 months. They ran for a mammoth 1645m and produced 11 linebreaks yet still completed 82 per cent of their sets and missed only 11 tackles. It started as early as the fourth minute when winger Manu Vatuvei scored his fifth try in the last five games after Kevin Locke cleverly drew a defender and they had 26 points by halftime as they scored five first-half tries. Some were superb. Thomas Leuluai scored a double in the

It was the Warriors’ first win away from home in 10 matches space of five minutes – the first after Feleti Mateo chipped and regathered and the second as Locke burst into a gap on a lastplay option, kicked ahead and regathered. Shan Johnson was back to his mesmerising best, Locke injected himself into the line as a top-class fullback should, Mateo carried on his form of last week with a series of offloads, clever passes and kicks and the Broncos couldn’t handle Vatuvei’s size, strength and speed.

It was hard to believe this was the same side that conceded 62 points against Penrith a fortnight ago and went into the match in 16th on the NRL ladder. The only concern was a 10-minute period in the first half when Brisbane recovered to level the scores 8-8 before the Warriors hit the after-burners and another lull midway through the second half when the home side scored two tries in three minutes. But each time they seemed to drop their standards, the Warriors picked things up again. The scored another five tries in the second half – Vatuvei scored his second three minutes after the restart after some nifty footwork from Mateo to trap a grubber – and Konrad Hurrell, Russell Packer, Glen Fisiiahi and Locke all crossed to put an exclamation mark on the score. It was the first time the Warriors had scored 50 points since 2007 and the first time Brisbane had conceded 50 in Queensland. The Warriors make about as much sense as a sign in the crowd at Suncorp Stadium which said, ‘let’s gone Warriors’. On the evidence of last night, they might not be gone. Broncos 18 (Josh Hoffman, Alex Glenn, Scott Prince tries; Scott Prince 3 gls) Warriors 56 (Manu Vatuvei 2, Thomas Leuluai 2, Konrad Hurrell 2, Glen Fisiiahi 2, Russell Packer, Kevin Locke tries; Shaun Johnson 8 gls). HT: 8-26. - APNZ

Pulse win over Tactix By Dana Johannsen The Central Pulse have set up an intriguing three-way battle among the New Zealand teams for the fourth trans-Tasman league playoff spot with a healthy win over the Tactix in Christchurch last night. The Pulse leapfrogged the Steel into fifth spot on the ladder with their 62-45 win, and now only goal percentage separates them from the Magic in fourth. But with all the teams above them on the points table, with the exception of the Thunderbirds, who have a handy four-point buffer at the top of the table, having already had their bye rounds, the Pulse are the least favoured of the three New Zealand sides still in the hunt. They not only need to win their two remaining matches following the bye, but also rely on a string of other results to go their way to book their maiden play-offs appearance. The Pulse are clearly determined to do all they can to have a crack. Heading into the match, Pulse midcourter Camilla Lees said her side would be treating the fixture

Camilla Lees like a “mini-final” as they cling to their faint hopes of making the top four. They couldn’t quite find the intensity they were after in the first half, with their attacking links looking uncharacteristically flimsy against what was an extremely inexperienced Tactix defence line. It was only some very poor shooting from Tactix import Jo Harten

and Sophia Fenwick that helped the Pulse to a 30-24 halftime lead. The pair shot at just 63 per cent for the first half, with both missing some sitters under the goal as Pulse defenders Katrina Grant and Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit never allowed them to get comfortable. Buoyed by a wealth of turnover ball won from their defenders, the Pulse attack sprang to life in the second half, piling on seven unanswered goals to seize control of the match. That saw the introduction of Julianna Naoupu at goal attack as Fenwick’s shooting statistics slipped to 12/21. But the addition of Naoupu did little to settle the Tactix frontline, with a couple of early miscommunications on attack allowing the Pulse to surge further ahead. While the scoreline was convincing in the end, Grant said she was disappointed her side couldn’t show more consistency. “It was an unusual match, it took us a while to get going, but we did execute a few things we’ve been trying to do at training, which is really pleasing,” she said. - APNZ

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By Jonathan Leask Ashburton College took a big step towards a top four finish, beating Timaru Boys’ High School 24-18 in the Crusaders Secondary Schools’ rugby competition on Saturday. College had a slow start but took control of the game to lead 17-3 at halftime but couldn’t keep the heat on in the second half but did enough to claim the win. “I’m not exactly sure but it has probably been a while since we beat Timaru Boys which is really good,” coach Shane Enright said. “It was a little disappointing to go from leading 17-3 to let them back in the game. We always probably had it under control but missed the elusive fourth try bonus point.”

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The sides traded penalties before a college counterattack that went from left to right finished with Shalom Pulu scoring and Sean McCormack converted for a 10-3 lead. Just before halftime first five eight Nathan McCloy made a straight break and scored, converting his own try to put college ahead 17-3 at halftime. After the break Timaru got the upper hand early with college down to 14 after a yellow card and the visitors landed a penalty

and an unconverted try to close the gap to 13-17. College then produced a sweeping move from a turnover that looked like coming up with a try but was brought back for a noarms tackle. Not to be denied college came straight back and put Setareki Koroitamana over and the conversion made it 24-13 before Timaru scored a late try to narrow the gap, but college came up with the win. College are one win away from

Mid Canty unbeaten at hockey tournament By Jonathan Leask Defending champions Mid Canterbury went through the Ian Smith Trophy hockey tournament unbeaten but finished up second on goal difference in Gore yesterday. Mid Canterbury had four convincing wins heading into what was essentially a final of the Southern Minor Associations’ tournament with the also unbeaten Eastern Southland but a 1-1 draw had the two sides finish tied on points but not on goal difference. “I’m not sure if it was three or four but they had a better goal difference so finished top,” Mid Canterbury player-coach Sam Moore said.

‘Considering the wealth of experience and calibre of players we left at home for various reasons, we did quite well’ “A one-all draw was probably a fair result but we did have a few clear-cut chances to win it, but we were showing the effects of five games in three days.” Mid Canterbury opened the Southern Minor Associations’ tournament with a Hanan Shield match on Saturday, beating North Otago 3-0 and then South Canterbury 3-1. They hammered Central Otago 7-1 and made it four from four with a 4-1 win over Invercargill but couldn’t complete the clean sweep. “Considering the wealth of expe-

rience and calibre of players we left at home for various reasons, we did quite well.” The four win-one draw record means Mid Canterbury are unbeaten in the previous three tournaments and will look to regain the trophy next year in Oamaru. Mid Canterbury had four players – Adam Wilson, Hayden Sinclair, Andrew Moore and Sam Moore – picked into the Southern Minors side to face the Southern NHL squad in two weeks’ time in Dunedin.

Victories for Kiwi cyclists in Europe BikeNZ enjoyed a triple winning day as their 2016 Rio Olympic campaign began in Europe yesterday. London Olympic medallist Simon van Velthooven and teenage star Dylan Kennett enjoyed victories on the second day of the UCI tier one international track event in Spain while outstanding prospect Michael Vink prevailed in a prestigious UCI 1.2 category road race in Belgium. This follows the win by Southland’s Eddie Dawkins on the first day of the track event at the Luis Puig Velodrome in Valencia yesterday (NZ time) as well as solid first-up performances from the BMX team in USA. The BikeNZ men’s track endurance team, based in Belgium, produced a strong team effort at the Philippe Coningsloo Memorial, the highest category UCI amateur event. It attracted the leading amateurs, national and Pro Continental teams for the 185km race that included a final six laps of a 14.2km circuit with a 1.2km section of cobbles each lap. Vink, with the support of Fraser Gough and the experienced Marc Ryan, pushed into a break two and a half laps from the finish. A splinter group of eight went clear including Vink while Ryan and Gough drifted

back to the peloton that managed to get within 20 seconds of the break on the final lap. However Vink, Petr Vacok (CZE) and Nicolas Vereecken (NED) pushed clear with the young Christchurch rider prevailing in a 400m drag race to the line. “I am very happy to have this win,” Vink said. “It was a tough day with the strong winds and the cobbles, and it was a difficult finish. “We knew the bunch was close and we could not muck around too much. It is my best victory in Europe and good for the team.” Vink said the New Zealand team were unsure of their prospects after coming off a hard three-day training block on the track in Ghent during the week. “My focus is to build for the Olympic Games and it is good to have this win along the way.” Kennett, a medallist in last year’s junior track world championship, went into the second day of the omnium on the track at Valencia in second place. He drew level with Spaniard Sebastian Mora after the scratch race, and claimed the overall honours in the six-discipline event after winning the

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1000m time trial in 1:03.720. It was an outstanding performance from the Waimate 18-yearold in a field that included Olympic bronze medallist Ed Clancy. He and Southland’s Pieter Bulling will now rejoin the track endurance group in Belgium. Olympic star van Velthooven showed his class with a commanding win in the final of the men’s keirin. Both he and Sunday’s sprint winner, Dawkins qualified for the major final after dominant displays. Dawkins led out strongly until he was rounded up by teammate van Velthooven on the last turn with the Manawatu rider going on to win. It was an excellent performance in a class field that included kilo world champion Francois Pervis and double Olympic sprint medallist Kevin Sireau, both of France. Earlier Invercargill’s Matt Archibald finished 10th after placing fourth in the B final. Across the Atlantic the BMX team had a solid start to their campaign at the USA BMX national event in Nashville on Saturday and Sunday (NZ time) with a series of top-six placings, and will move on to the next round in Utah this weekend.- APNZ

a top four spot with two rounds remaining and face the unbeaten Nelson College in Timaru this weekend. “They will be another league to step up to but we head up there confident we can compete.” Elsewhere in the NorthernSouthern section Nelson College and Marlborough Boys’ drew 22-all in Nelson while across town Nayland went down 8-27 to Roncalli while Waimea got up over hosts Lincoln 20-17. In the Central section St Bedes continued to roll on, beating Burnside 67-5 to remain unbeaten while Rangiora caused the upset of the round beating St Andrews 29-19 for their first win. St Thomas’ got the better of Shirley Boys’ 22-15 while in a mid-week match Christchurch Boys’ edged out Christ’s College 7-6.

• Erakovic advances Marina Erakovic tasted victory once again at the French Open after she advanced to the third round of the doubles overnight (NZ time). The New Zealand No 1 and her partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe eased through the second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over ninth seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic. Erakovic and Black will now face two grand slam singles champions in Italy’s Francesca Schiavone and Australian Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarter-finals. It is the first time in her career that Erakovic has progressed into the third round of the doubles in Paris, a feat she also first achieved in the singles this year. Erakovic will be looking to go one better than she did in the singles after she was defeated in the third round by Sloane Stephens on Sunday night.  - APNZ

• Timani may miss series Wallabies lock Sitaleki Timani will almost certainly miss the entire British and Irish Lions series after it was confirmed he will require surgery on a broken thumb. Timani picked up the injury during the Waratahs’ 23-22 Super Rugby defeat to the Crusaders in Christchurch last Friday night. He saw a specialist yesterday and a team official later said the Tongan-born second-rower, who has played 10 Tests for the Wallabies, was expected to be sidelined for the three-match series. Timani will undergo surgery today and it’s hoped he’ll be available for the Rugby Championship from August.  - AAP

• Mourinho joins Chelsea

Teenage cycling star Dylan Kennett enjoyed victory on the second day of the UCI tier one international track event in Spain.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told British Sky Sports that Jose Mourinho is returning to Chelsea. The Portuguese coach took charge of his final Real game on Saturday as the Spanish giants beat Osasuna 4-2. Six years after an acrimonious departure from the west Londoners following a reported fallout with billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich, Mourinho has long been rumoured to be on his way back. And Sky Sports said he had arrived in the United Kingdom, less than 24 hours following his Real swansong. Outgoing interim boss Rafael Benitez, who has now joined Napoli, had previously hinted that Mourinho was returning and although the Portuguese has refused to say so himself, it remains one of the worst kept secrets. Mourinho won two league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his previous stint in charge at Stamford Bridge, in three seasons.  - AFP


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Guptill leads Black Caps to victory It’s verging on scientific fact: The fortunes of New Zealand’s batting appear to be inversely proportional to the colour of their uniforms. Put the New Zealanders in white and the dressing room melts into angst, filled by a cacophony of gear bags being unzipped, velcro being fastened and back molars being ground as batsmen go through a revolving door. Put them in black, send them out with AC/DC’s Back in Black blaring on the PA system and team-mates put their feet up watching their top order peers work the ball with ease, play dashing shots and generally make this batting lark look a doddle. Martin Guptill’s 189 not out, the highest score by a New Zealander in one-day internationals, led the visitors to 359 for three in the second match of the series. It is their highest score against England in an ODI and sixth highest against all opposition. England were dismissed for 273, handing New Zealand a third consecutive away series ODI victory against the team ranked No.3 in the world. The result, combined with the win away against South Africa in January, has enhanced their Champions Trophy campaign credibility. England had not lost an ODI series at home since September 2009 against Australia. Guptill was the centrepiece, eclipsing Lou Vincent’s 172 against Zimbabwe in 2005 as the highest ODI innings by a New Zealander. He has enjoyed a Clark Kent-to-Superman type transition from the timid fellow who shuffled about the crease at Leeds in the second test. Jonathan Trott shelled a sharp chance at short mid-wicket with Guptill on 13. After that there were no further kryptonite moments; the opener looked invincible. He got into line, moved his feet and stroked the ball. The boundary took a peppering late but he was clinical working the ball into the legside during the early stanzas. Guptill picked up 40 singles between mid-on and backward square leg. He received support from Kane Williamson (55) in a partnership of 120, then Ross Taylor (60) helped put on 109 and finally Brendon McCullum (40) joined him for an

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Methven’s Greg Spence attempts to keep Celtic’s Mark Summerfield from getting to the try line in their Watters Cup clash in Methven yesterday.

Wet start to Watters Cup action Methven and Rakaia claimed wins in a wet opening to the Watters Cup rugby competition yesterday. Methven claimed the Max Gilbert Challenge Trophy from Celtic and also won the inaugural Bill Walsh Cup after the 20-15 win in Methven while Rakaia had to come from behind to get over Southern 21-9 in Rakaia. With fresh snow on the hills it was a cold day in Methven but the home side managed to reheat their efforts, beating Celtic in the Watters Cup final rematch to claim the silverware. Methven opened with two Davey Maw penalties before Celtic got possession and position to put Dan Dwyer over for a try. Celtic were straight back on attack and from a scrum over had Mark Summerfield score and Strange convert to go ahead 12-6. However, Methven hit back through midfielder Ryan Ashworth and Maw converted for a 13-12 lead going into halftime. Methven then made the key strike early in the second half when Maw broke through the frontline and ran unchallenged to the line, converting his own try for a 20-12 lead. Celtic launched a comeback but the Methven defence stood resolute and after having turned down earlier shots at goal, Celtic took the three points with three minutes remaining to make it 15-20.

They looked to conjure up a match winner starting deep inside their own half only for the Methven defence to deny them again and take the win. “It was some pretty trying conditions out there but the guys played some good rugby and got the result on the back of some solid defence,” Methven’s Dale Palmer said. Methven played an open game when they could, converting enough of their breaks to get the win while Celtic were left to rue giving away possession. “Methven had better ball control and go forward than we did which is why we came second,” Celtic’s Dave McCrea said. In Rakaia the hosts had to produce a strong second half to overcome Southern. Southern fronted up with a typically forward orientated play in the wet and outmuscled Rakaia but could only score three penalties off the boot of Lee Armstrong to lead 9-3 at the break after Josh Colgan put Rakaia on the board. The second half was a different story. Rakaia soon fronted up and took control of the match, scoring tries to Kamaka

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Snow, easing to isolated flurries in the afternoon and clearing south of about Mt Cook. Wind at 1000m: SE developing during the morning, gusts rising to 70 km/h for a time. Wind at 2000m: SE developing in the morning rising to gale 80 km/h.

TOMORROW

FZL: Rising to 1300m

THURSDAY

Becoming fine with northeasterlies developing.

The low over northern New Zealand should drift away to the east tomorrow, followed by strong cold southerlies over the North Island. Meanwhile, a ridge building over the South Island tomorrow, should move northwards onto the North Island on Thursday.

FZL: Lowering to 800m

Mostly fine, but areas of cloud developing about the foothills in the afternoon or evening. Wind at 1000m: SE, gusting 70 km/h in Fine at first, but a few showers in the afternoon or evening. Southwesterlies, dying exposed places easing in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: SE gale 70 km/h easing in out in the evening. the afternoon.

THURSDAY

FRIDAY Fine with northwesterlies.

SATURDAY Showers developing. Southwest change.

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TODAY: Morning rain clearing, then fine. Cold southerlies.

TOMORROW: Odd afternoon shower. Southerlies dying away.

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Reti and a late try to Alipeti Polotele with Colgan adding a conversion and penalty and Andrew Fluker landing a penalty for 18 unanswered points in the second half. “Southern turned up ready to play and took it to us in the first half,” Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft said. “We were creating openings but spilled a lot of ball. In the second half we started to compete more up front, tired them down and lifted our act to do the business.” While Rakaia rallied for the win Southern was left lamenting a second half slide. “We played as a team on attacked defence and were relentless in the first half,” coach Nathan Hellyer said. “But then we missed a prime opportunity early in the second half and Rakaia rolled us over and scored from it. It knocked the confidence and we didn’t get back in the game from there.” The Watters Cup rounds resume on June 29, with the sides returning to the Combined Country Cup play-offs this Saturday where Rakaia host Waihora and Celtic take on defending champions Southbridge in the quarterfinals.

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“Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can’t play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.”

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Mystery person: Italy’s best tennis player is Andreas Seppi. He turned pro in 2002, prefers clay and hard courts, and has reached No. 18 in the world. He was knocked out of the French Open by Nicolas Almagro in straight sets. Quote: Venus Williams Trivia question: Daniel Lin Cortes

unbeaten stand of 118. The worm graph looked like someone had cut a skateboard ramp in half; 132 runs came in the final 10 overs. Guptill paced the innings perfectly and McCullum was used at his most effective, coming in with 8.2 overs remaining. The field must have felt like a savannah for the England bowlers and captain Alastair Cook. It remains a perplexing puzzle why this sort of dominance can’t translate to the longer form. Batting coach Bob Carter has taken flak for the recent test demise but equally deserves credit for the limited overs renaissance. He will be breathing easier and feel like at least some of his myriad throw downs have been justified. Normally lethal bowlers like James Anderson and Graeme Swann (who seemed to loop his deliveries more than usual) struggled against the New Zealand juggernaut, albeit on a forgiving batting strip. Guptill became the third New Zealander to score consecutive one-day international centuries after guiding New Zealand to a five-wicket win at Lord’s with 103 not out. Mark Greatbatch was the first to achieve the feat in May 1990 against England, also within 48 hours. Ross Taylor made one against Zimbabwe in October 2011 and backed it up in July 2012 against the West Indies. Guptill, Greatbatch, Glenn Turner (against East Africa and India at the 1975 World Cup) and Nathan Astle (against the United States at the 2004 Champions Trophy) are the only New Zealanders to score ODI centuries in England. The television cameras captured several shots of new England limited overs coach Ashley Giles mimicking the pose of Rodin’s The Thinker before his head slipped further into his hands. There’s certainly plenty of thinking to do with the Champions Trophy starting in a few days. Still, Giles’ team is an experienced unit capable of a revival. They’ve also been without the skills and experience of Steve Finn and Stuart Broad in the opening two games. Like England, the New Zealand bowlers struggled to make inroads, especially with Tim Southee rested. Mitchell McClenaghan was probably the best with three for 35 from 8.1 overs, especially when he returned to clinically mop up the tail. - APNZ

By Andrew Alderson

From the sideline

Fine weather. Northwesterlies developing.

FRIDAY Mostly fine, but showers developing about the divide. Northwesterlies rising to gale in exposed places.

SATURDAY Rain about the divide with heavy falls, scattered rain elsewhere. Gale northwesterlies turning southwest.

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River Levels

cumecs

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 3:15 pm, yesterday

329.5 15.1 17.9 247.5

Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday

max

Ashburton Airport

min grass 16 hour Jun 2013 min to date to date

15.4

4.1

Christchurch Airport 17.2

7.2

Temperatures °C

Average

11.6

Average

11.6

Timaru Airport

10.6

Average

12.8

12.8 344.6

SW 37

4.8

4.8 211.8

SW 46

21.0

21.0 215.2

S 35

1.0

-1.6

6

288

6

249

4

205

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3

6

Tuesday 9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

Wednesday

6

max gust

5.7

-1.8

-0.2

Wind km/h

4.8

1.2

4.3

11.3

Rainfall mm

9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

6

Thursday 9 noon 3

6

9 pm

2 1 0

12:23 6:31 12:49 6:59 1:13 7:18 1:38 7:48 1:59 8:03 2:23 8:34 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:59 am Set 5:03 pm

Good

Good fishing Rise 3:20 am Set 2:20 pm

New moon

9 Jun

3:58 am

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Rise 8:00 am Set 5:02 pm

Good

Good fishing Rise 4:22 am Set 2:52 pm

First quarter

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5:25 am

Rise 8:01 am Set 5:02 pm

Good

Good fishing Rise 5:22 am Set 3:26 pm

Full moon

23 Jun 11:34 pm

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